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At the 'Palace'

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).

What a fantastic flower!
  Next a man in a white shirt placed a serviette on our laps and placed our cutlery on the table.  We were very elegantly brought the various courses, sometimes by the man in bow tie, other times by a woman in jeans and white trainers!  Emma had a beef ragout for her main course which the chef was obviously very proud of - he asked about 3 times how good it was, and ignored Diane completely!  The whole eveing was accompanied by a cheesy mellow singer - Greg - crooning away with his keyboard, trying to create the backgound shopping centre music.  It was a good evening - if a little strange! 

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At the Palace
At the 'Palace'
What a fantastic flower!
What a fantastic flower!
In the Palace garden
In the 'Palace' garden
photo by: louise2553