A 'Posh' meal
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We spent a little more time exploring the touristy side of the river today and visited the Istana Ke Sultanan - a contemporary wooden palace built to resemble one from the 15th Century. It was built very authentically - without the use of nails. Inside is more stuff about Malaysian history, particularly its royals and its justice history. It was also set in some very nice gardens. Outside of here is what remains of a Portugese fortress - there isn't much left because the British destroyed it when they took charge of Malaysia.
For food this evening we went to a little 'wine bar' we had seen called Raffles. We were welcomed in by the Chef, seated and given menus. The Chef and a waitress then came and took our order, with Chef making recommendations as we went along (we aren't really sure how anything got cooked as Chef spent most of his time chatting with all the diners - he actually introduced himself as 'The Chef' despite the fact that he had a big white hat on).