Malacca River

The next morning, we continued with our adventure and on the background is the neo-gothic structure of the St. Francis Xavier Church that was built in 1849 by the French.

We took a morning stroll along the Malacca river to enjoy the rustic scene of its past.

A statue to honor a son of Malacca who once processed the title of Mr. Universe, Mr. Asia and Mr. Malaysia in the sport of body building.

According to the Chinese calendar, this year is the year of the dragon.

Taking a rest at the scenic river bank...

... before continuing on our tour of the historical ruins from past settlements.

Having a relaxing time enjoying the rich history of this river...

... such as this huge replica of the Sultanate Water Wheel that was once used to channel water from the river to fuel the booming port trade.

There were many flight of stairs along the way...

... and there were many bridges with picturesque scene to cross too.

A boat taking tourist on a cruise along the river.

As we entered into the city, we were greeted by a long and fiery dragon.

We had lunch at one of the old and dilapidated shops which was bustling with customers.

Meimei was tired after all the sight-seeing...

... but I can tell you that hell hath no fury like a hungry baby.

After we had our nommies, we continued to explore the city for its alluring old charms...

... such as this colorful majestic entrance doors of Chinese origin, a reminiscence of its rich history and heritage.

The columns of the building is also meticulously crafted with symbolic mythological characters.

Meimei admiring the work of art on the wall...

... which happens to be her Chinese astrological sign as well, the sign of a tiger.

There were antiques and collectible items for sale everywhere...

... such as this charcoal pressing iron of yesteryear.

This was truly a memorable trip and we had a good time...

... gallivanting around this historical city of Malacca.

13 comments:

Mitch and angel Maggie said...

Meimei looks so cute in her little pink hat!
You always have the best adventures, Hero!

Love ya lots,
Mitch

Priscilla said...

May be I should tell my mom and dad that it's time to take Rosie to Malacca when she is home! She is studying everything about Hitler, Churchill, WW 1 and WWII but nothing about Malacca!

Meimei is so cute and my mom keeps on talking about her since that day and Rosie keeps on talking that she wants to meet her one day. Humans!!!

verobirdie said...

Thank you for sharing those views. i loved touring with you.

sprinkles said...

You always take the best pictures to share with us, Hero!

Kari in Vegas said...

What a super cool place to visit

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Shane Kent Louis said...

With all those beautiful pictures posted above, it already gave me a feeling that I had a tour to Malacca.


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ra husky said...

What a pawsome adventure woo have taken us on! thank woo so much!

RA, Isis & Nanuk

Pebbles said...

Wah, Malacca! My slaves ... urrmmm ... I mean owners never take me to cool places like these.

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Suka said...

hey Hero,

What a beautiful city! Thank you for sharing such amazing and gorgeous photos of your trip. It is a city my human would love to visit.

You take the most fantastic vacations, and go to such beautiful places! I love seeing all your adventures!

MeiMie is so precious! It must be fun to have a little sister to share all your adventures with!

Happy Travels!

Suka

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