We had 2 days to fill before our flight home to Melbourne and rather than spend it in hot and busy Kuala Lumpur, we travelled down to Malacca. Malacca is a UNESCO heritage listed town as a result of it’s historic trading role as the hub of the East Indies. It was settled originally by the Portuguese in the 1500’s and then conquered many times by the Dutch, English, Japanese and finally the Malay. Unfortunately it’s a bit of a tourist trap that they are trying to develop into something more significant.
It’s a favourite weekend destination of the Singaporeans and Malaysians so when we arrived on a Sunday it was literally gridlock. We’re staying in a lovely hotel that is a beautiful old mansion for our last few days. Tomorrow we head-off to Kuala Lumpur for a short flight to Singapore then on Singapore Airlines A380 to Melbourne.