Historical Melaka (Malacca)

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Chinatown
Despite the fact Melaka is on UNESCO's heritage list all major tourist attractions can be seen within one afternoon. I don't know why I stayed there two days.....Firstly, you walk around Chinatown which was, surprisingly to me, quite interesting because you can find a Chinese temple, a Hindu temple and a Muslim mosque built on one street next to each other. And then there's a Chinese restaurant in front of the mosque selling famous "dim sum" with pork....ha ha ha, this is a perfect harmony :-)....This is one thing I admire Malaysia for: you have Chinese, Muslim, Hindus, Christians here but they somehow live in peace....how's that possible??? After Chinatown I walked around another historical part, this time designed by colonialists - you know, Melaka was once a major port in SE Asia (15th century) before it fell into hands of the Portuguese,  the Dutch and lastly the British.....And that's why you can find some European architecture in the city too.......I guess this is what is attracting Asian tourists but an European???? To be honest, I was more attracted by a 1,6EUR ticket to see a movie in a brand new air-con cinema :-))) Oh, I also visited a copy of a Portuguese ship, part of the Maritime Museum, which was not that good......but on the other hand, the historical museum was quite interesting....
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Chinatown
Chinatown
Mosque
Mosque
a Dutch church
a Dutch church
a Hindu taxi, or it looks like it …
a Hindu taxi, or it looks like it…
the main square in Melaka with clo…
the main square in Melaka with cl…
a new Melaka with 3 tourist attrac…
a new Melaka with 3 tourist attra…
St Pauls hill
St Paul's hill
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