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1. Posted by Udder (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

Just don't bother with this hole - it is like going to the Isle of Wight's most tacky tourist attractions. It is the total opposite of what Lonely P describes - I wonder if the author of that particular write up even bothered to go there himself!

2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

I went there - and enjoyed it.

It's a nice stop-over from Singapore to KL. Several nice museums, chinatown with antique shops.

3. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 11y

Hi Victoria,

I do not know what the LP guide wrote about Malacca. But for your info, the Portuguese buildings were built during the 100-year invasion of Malacca in the 16th century before falling to the Dutch in early 17th century. Then the British slowly took over the control in the 17th-18th century, and subsequently the Japanese invasion during world war two. The larger Portuguese buildings were mainly forts and churches for their own community at that time, and I believe many others have fallen to ruins during the many wars of trying to control Malacca, and Malaya in the last century WWII. Please don't expect to see those grand buildings that you'd probably see in Portugal. You should instead feel lucky that you can still see some of them standing now after so many invasions, colonisations, and wars during the past 500 years.

Cheers,
Hien

4. Posted by iart (Budding Member 16 posts) 11y

an interesting place :

1) relaxing life style
2) full of art creation at JI CHANG JIE
3) delicious balled chicken rice
4) short buildings and big sun

I thought about all this

5. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 11y

I thought Malacca was really interesting. Particularly liked Chinatown, had some great food, stayed in possibly the best value-for-money hostel anywhere, with a roof-top terrace garden etc. Was a great place to spend a couple of days.

6. Posted by klangeluk (Full Member 146 posts) 11y

malacca is okay for me altho the history / what's left there's interesting..maybe its how people look/view at the place...from the history point of view - its great, happening place - nupe etc etc