Cooling off in the fountain 🙂
Our guesthouse was really wonderful in that there was no noise, and we could sleep late. The crowded Singapore hostel really took it out of us, so we needed some quiet time. The Rooftop Guest House offered just what we needed. After waking up late, we set out to explore more of Melaka. The weather was absolutely perfect for wandering around.
Melaka is most famous for its sale of antiques when it comes to shopping. There is, however, a good balance with modern shops. Justin and I stuck to the stalls and souvenir shops.
Since we had spent 3 weeks in a cooler climate, we were in desperate need of sunglasses and flip flops. The last time we had needed summer accessories was in Texas, so we had left all of those things at home.
With no mirror around the check how we looked with glasses… We took to taking pictures of ourselves, UNTIL we saw a sign warning that we could be charged per photograph taken. Weird!!?! Yes!
Matching flip flops 🙂
(These are, in fact, the most amazingly comfortable flip flops we have ever worn! Good find!!)
Old European style buildings line the streets of Melaka.
We walked along the famous Melaka riverside.
In the centre of the city is a beautiful fountain. Adjacent to the fountain is Christ Church. It was
constructed in 1753, and it reflects original Dutch architecture. The Portuguese took over Melaka in 1511, and then it was later ceded to the British.
Very pretty city!
This circle is beautiful. Up ahead you can reach Chinatown.
At the circle.
Kota Melaka (The Malacca Fort), built in the 15th century was a prominent landmark complex and where the royal residences were located.
Justin spying on me.
Being silly in the tower.
Kota Melaka is located on the banks of the Melaka River.
To the left: Kota Melaka
Also along the banks of the river are tons of cafes, restaurants and guesthouses.
It is amazingly peaceful in this city. The river area is quiet and lovely.
From the river one can see the Church of St. Francis Xavier.
The Church of St. Francis Xavier.