The Magic of Melaka

One weekend in February, we travelled two hours south of Kuala Lumpur to visit the historic city of Malacca or Melaka (in Malay). I remember from my history classes way back in grade school that this was where Magellan was supposed to go when he accidentally discovered the islands now known as the Philippines.

This historical city centre of Melaka has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 7 July 2008. (source: Wikipedia)

My Melaka experience is like a visit to a theme park – from the welcoming Victoria Regina fountain to Fort A Fomosa to Jonker Street. The only thing missing is carnival rides. But wait, there’s the Melaka Revolving Tower, which has revolving observation cabin which provide 360-degree view of Melaka including the Malacca Straits and the historical places.

I’m sharing here some pictures taken during my visit using my ever reliable iPhone.

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~ by webbedwhispers on March 24, 2012.

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