Historical Malacca

This is the historical city of Malacca, a city listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site...

... due to its rich cultural heritage and historical origins.

The Christ Church was constructed in the year 1753 by the Dutch...

... to commemorate the centenary of their occupation of the city.

It took them 12 years to complete the church in 1753 and that's like 12,271 dog years ago. OMD!

After the Dutch left, the British ruled Malacca from 1826 to 1946 and built a water fountain in front of the church.

Meimei and I admiring the gushing water from the fountain...

... that was built to commemorate Queen Victoria in 1901, coinciding with the Diamond Jubilee celebration of Her Majesty's reign.

This majestic red clock tower near the fountain was erected by a Chinese tycoon in 1886...

... to fulfill the wish of his late father.

Colorful trishaws to take tourists on a ride around town.

We left these interesting historical landmarks...

... and ventured to the nearby Jonker Walk for some street fair and the lively night market.

Meimei looking at the inviting pictures of egg tarts at one of the stalls.

Can we have some egg tarts pleeeease?

Fresh out of the oven... looking delicious as the aroma filled the evening air.

This was actually meimei's first outing at a night market...

... and she was really excited looking at all the trinkets and stuff on sale at the stalls.

Meimei first introduction to the ubiquitous angry bird characters.

After a tiring walk at the night market, we settled down for a meal of the famous chicken rice ball of Malacca.

Back at our hotel room, someone was getting impatient...

... while waiting for his egg tart snack...

... with mouth all drooling wet at his best behavior.

Yummy yum yum... nom nom nom.

Catching up on some late night tele before hitting the sack.


- To be continued -

5 comments:

Priscilla said...

It's the most interesting history lesson I've ever had in my life and I think I finally know Malacca better now.

Many thanks, Hero!

Mitch and angel Maggie said...

You sure do have the best adventures, Hero. The egg tarts look so yummy!

Love ya lots,
Mitch

Lois Lane/Laney said...

Wow, that egg tart looks good!
Looks like you and your lil sis had a great time!

Shane Kent Louis said...

That's great, you've visited one of the historical sites listed by UNESCO.


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