Although I’d visited Malaysia a few times before, my most recent visit took me on my first trip to Melaka. Quite simply, I adored this place. I’d challenge anyone to visit and not walk away charmed.
Eat delicious lemon grass flavoured sorbet as a cooling afternoon treat (Melaka is seriously hot).
Watch the Chinese New Year lanterns sway in the breeze.
Fall in love with the traditional architecture, and get lost in the narrow alleys.
Eat cake at the biscuit enterprise.
Consider: Am I really in Asia or is this Amsterdam?
Drink coffee by the riverside.
Take a ride on a trishaw.
Do not (SIMPLY DO NOT) miss the Hawker food market (2 minutes from the Casa Del Rio hotel). I ate here virtually every night (there are umpteen stalls to choose from).
Take a stroll down the riverside.
Visit the beautiful churches.
Watch fishing boats heading out into the Malacca Straits.
As you absorb the sunset, loose yourself in the hauntingly beautiful evening calls to prayer from the many Mosques.
Have a cocktail chilling out in a roof top infinity pool.
View Melaka from up high.
Finally, think twice before messing with Melaka!