Thursday, February 10, 2011

visiting Malacca from a different view

It was a gathering for Samantha. 3 of her best friend came to Malacca to celebrate Crystal's birthday and at the same time, giving us a big hello after 2 and half years.
Malacca is situated about 2 hours away from Singapore as we always consider it as an 'easy to go' or 'not challenging' biking destination. After going round the world and now that we are back in this city, the whole perspective changed. This city became so colorful.

Next to Samantha is Leo, where we visited and stayed with him when we were in City of New York (USA, 2009).

Crystal's chicken rice shop.

at last, Sam is able to make up and dress sexy for the first time after 2 and half years. (above)
if not, this is how we looked like (below picture) in one of the country we visited, Pakistan. Our traveling suit.

Sam being dolled up during Crystal birthday. (picture below)

Sam being not dolled up during the trip. (below picture taken in Alaska, USA 2009)

We spend good times with Crystal.

Old building in Malacca. Was it Portuguese?
Old fort.
Very unique road sign with arabic, Bahasa Malay and english translation.

nice drawing we saw.
The above are real shoes made for the ancient chinese women where their feet were being tied up and not to grow more than 3 inches. In those times it was considered beautiful. This shop is one of the very last shop in the world to custom make these shoes.

Malacca also has a mix culture of race and religion.
An Islam building being a neighbor with a Taoist temple, in harmony.

This garden is built for a toilet in a tourist district.
It looked like an entrance of a resort but it is a public toilet.
a tomb stone as a decoration.
well, thats the public toilet i am referring to. the most beautiful toilet in Malaysia.

Crystal and her boyfriend brought us to eat our all time favorite food: bak kut teh.
See the mosque by the beach? this is the view from Crystal's apartment in Malacca.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Desmond Kong : Bro,when we going Melaka?!!