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07-01-2009

Henni:

We have spent three nights in a nice coastal town called Malacca. These days have been really relaxing; after two months and a half of travelling we don’t want mess around like normal tourists running from one sight to another. No, especially with this heat it would be a suicide. Instead we have been doing some shopping (shoes are incredible cheap here!) and short walks in the Chinatown and city centre. We also discovered the ultimate sushi paradise: with 4 euros per head we ate as much sushi as we could (and it was quality stuff with fresh fish and good rice!).

In the end Malaysia has demonstrated itself as a great country to visit and to travel. It is cheap, climate is hot, people are extremely nice and there are lots of things to see and to discover…and actually at least during this period we’ve been here, there are not many tourists here. I don’t know if it’s just this period but everywhere we see empty places (shops, restaurants, hotels…) with more personnel than customers. This country is investing a lot of money in the tourism marketing so I just wonder where are all the people… maybe it’s about the financial crisis or something…though I understand that from Europe it’s not that cheap to fly here.

We have left only one place before Australia -that is Singapore. Tomorrow morning we’ll catch a bus there.

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Rickshaw. Please note the car (or …
Rickshaw. Please note the car (or…
Colonial moments
Colonial moments
Dutch architecture
Dutch architecture
Central square
Central square
Chinatown
Chinatown
Chinatown
Chinatown
Secret garden
Secret garden
Chinatown
Chinatown
A monitor Lizard. its 2m with the…
A monitor Lizard. it's 2m with th…
Portuguese zone
Portuguese zone
Hennis zone
Henni's zone
Big sushi day!
Big sushi day!
Malacca
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