A gem called Melaka

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).

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Watch the Chinese New Year lanterns sway in the breeze.

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Fall in love with the traditional architecture, and get lost in the narrow alleys.

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Eat cake at the biscuit enterprise.

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Consider: Am I really in Asia or is this Amsterdam?

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Drink coffee by the riverside.

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Take a ride on a trishaw.

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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).

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Take a stroll down the riverside.

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Visit the beautiful churches.

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Watch  fishing boats heading out into the Malacca Straits.

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As you absorb the sunset, loose yourself in the hauntingly beautiful evening calls  to prayer from the many Mosques.

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Have a cocktail chilling out in a roof top infinity pool.

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View Melaka from up high.

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Finally, think twice before messing with Melaka!

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