FUN-travel: Malacca, Malaysia – Day 48

April 11, 2016 by  

Sunday, March 13th

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  • We boarded our luxury motor coach at 8 am. With front row seats our view out of the city was pretty spectacular. The perfectly manicured landscape consisted of colorful bougainvilleas and jacaranda trees mixed with palms and pines running down the center median and on both sides of the motorway. Every overhead pedestrian bridge had flower boxes that ran the entire length and were overflowing with fuchsia and magenta blooms.

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  • Upon arrival at Casa del Rio Melaka we received a very warm welcome served with refreshing ice cold wash cloths and yummy sorbet. This sweet city was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site on July 7, 2008. Dubbed “The Historic State” it is located on the southern region of the Malay Peninsula.

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  • We set off to explore the city and get some lunch. Under normal circumstances I would never choose a chain restaurant over a local one, let alone an American one in a foreign country! And I really hate to admit this… but I succumbed to the lure of sitting with “full on” air conditioning at the… Hard Rock Café. In Malacca? The last time I was in one was in Tokyo in 1992! Oh well, apparently they’re still hip.

FUN-food – Seafood Char Kway Teow – stir fried fat rice noodles tossed with bean sprouts, fish cake, egg, prawns, squid, sweet and spicy soy sauce and thinly sliced red chilies in oil on the side.

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FUN-fact – The most famous person Melaka has produced: Datuk Wira Dr. Gan Boon Leong AKA the “Father of Bodybuilding in Malaysia.” Born in 1937, he is Malaysia’s most successful bodybuilder – having won countless prizes, including Mr. Asia and even Mr. Universe.

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