Malacca, located in the southern region of the Malaysian straits. The city is southeast of the capital of Kuala Lumpur. Well I didn’t do my research when I came to Malaysia and didn’t hear about Malacca until I met locals and travellers mention it.
The ideal way would have been to go from Singapore to Malacca first and head north from there. I did a big loop back but eh it’s part of the adventure.
I enjoyed my short stay here. The town centre isn’t that big and is walkable throughout. There’s a river that runs through the town and most of the shops and attractions are within the vicinity. I spent most of my full day cafe hopping to dodge the heat and plan/book my upcoming Cambodia section.
Malacca Straits Mosque
The Mosque sits on a man made Island away from the main town. It’s calm and peaceful here with a beautiful view of the Mosque and open water.
I got here a few hours before sunset to scout out the area for a night shot. This has gotta be one of my favourite shots I’ve taken on the trip.
Malacca has decent food with their own spin on Malaysian dishes. My favourite spot was the Capitol Satay which is similar to hot pot but the broth to boil everything is a really strong sauce.
I also went to a really good local Indian restaurant. The naan was made fresh on a food cart and is probably the best I’ve ever had.
Nice place to walk or ride the cruise tour to enjoy the view. The river water itself looks disgusting and filled with garbage but the surrounding cafés and homes are nice.
Doing 2 nights back in Kuala Lumpur since I have to fly out from there to Cambodia!