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Daytripping Melaka – some photos [11 Sept 2010]

September 19th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

I went to Melaka for a day trip with my buddies Ben and Bill at the Saturday of Raya weekend. The day was very hot (typical Melaka) and all the tourist attractions are swamped by visitors. Jonker street is especially bad with motorists and pedestrians blocking each other. We had chicken rice ball at one of the restaurants at Jonker, and I will just say that I have much nicer chicken rice somewhere else sans the queue. The queue in front of the chicken rice ball restaurants is a view by itself.

It is a totally different type of environment at another similar World Heritage Site – Hoi An in central Vietnam. It is infested by visitors/foreigners too but I never felt like suffocating, and there are more than enough nice little eateries there and thus no sighting of “me-too-want-to-queue-for-chicken-rice” crowd under the hot sun. Melaka sure can learn a thing or 2 from Hoi An. Probably can get started by blocking all motorized vehicles from getting into Jonker Street for all day long.

Time for me to get the Hoi An photos done – it’s been more than 2 months I was back from there!! :-p

Click below for photos.

  1. JS Yew
    September 19th, 2010 at 16:37 | #1

    Nice photos bro! I can see that Bill has also gotten himself a DSLR? 🙂

  2. September 19th, 2010 at 20:49 | #2

    Yea he just bought Nikon D90 like 3 months ago, now he can’t go out of his home without it (and the cigarettes, of course). :-p

  3. Ben
    September 20th, 2010 at 14:40 | #3

    Very nice shot indeed! Like it very much…

  4. September 20th, 2010 at 21:10 | #4

    Thanks Ben. Hope you don’t mind I made fun of your Canon camera hehe :-p

    When are you going to switch to Nikon?

  5. Bill Yeoh
    September 26th, 2010 at 17:59 | #5

    shit when you took the photo with my cigarette on hand…

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