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Hotel Sunflower – Malacca, Malaysia

Hotel Sunflower – Malacca, Malaysia

Malacca is one of the little towns, which you must visit at least once in your life. The city’s long history is appealing to any history buff and its laid-back and relaxing atmosphere will certainly calm the frayed nerves of city-dwellers. Selecting a hotel in […]

Remnants of Portuguese Occupation in Malacca – A ‘Famosa

Remnants of Portuguese Occupation in Malacca – A ‘Famosa

One of the most valuable ruins left by the Portuguese in Malacca is A ‘Famosa, which means famous in the Portuguese language. If you are ever in Malacca, you should definitely visit it. Known also as Porta de Santiago, the structure is one of the […]

The Charming Little Town of Malacca

The Charming Little Town of Malacca

I have always loved the bucolic country life where everything is so simple. No people hurrying about to get to work and no one rushing to the bus stop or the train station. Everyone is just enjoying life at a leisurely pace. I am not sure if it was because we visited Malacca on a weekend or if people there are just less frazzled and bothered but one thing is evident, they surely know how to live and enjoy life and they have some of the best food I have ever tasted in Malaysia.

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One of the many riverside hotels in Malacca

Malacca is a charming little town. As a matter of fact, it is the most charming little town I have visited so far. There is a palpable feeling of relaxation and just being carefree, luxuries which you cannot afford when you live in a metropolis. Dubbed “The Historical State” because of its long and sometimes bloody history, Malacca is simply gorgeous.

Malacca offer history buffs a list of places which are a must-see and must-visit.  The best part about going there is that the area is small and two days and a night are enough to cover what is significant about the entire town but should you need more time to savor its exquisiteness, three days would be more than adequate.

One of the highlights to any trip to Malacca is the river cruise at night. The canals look very nice at night with all the lights and the quaint little hotels and buildings by the side of the river. There are numerous restaurants where couples eat by candle light, as well as drink wine. Perhaps they also think about their past, the places they have been, and the future where they are heading.

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The Flora de la Mar maritime museum

If you are a food connoisseur, you will be very happy to know that there is one long street in Malacca where you can find various dishes which will truly delight your heart. You can find Western, Malay, Chinese and Indian dishes and your fill without breaking the bank.

The trip to Malacca filled my senses. It taught me a little history lesson, allowed me to explore great food and gave me the chance to destress myself.

My Food Journey in Malacca

My Food Journey in Malacca

Aside from meeting wonderful locals and fellow travellers, discovering new cultures and seeing picturesque places, food is one of the most compelling reasons for me to travel. Food is always one of the highlights of any travel experience and I have been fortunate to discover […]

My Top Asian Destinations for 2014

My Top Asian Destinations for 2014

Asia is the world’s largest and most populous continent. It has a past that is deeply soaked in culture and it has otherworldly landscapes, sumptuous cuisine and the friendliest people. These are the reasons why it is one of the most visited places in the […]