I love this place. It’s a great example of what a bus station should be. The only thing missing was pin-ball machines.
They do McDelivery in Melaka. There’s no minimum order, either. Plus, you can get it 24 hours a day. Imagine getting a Big Mac at 3 AM delivered to your door. Now that’s an answer to a Big Mac attack.
Melaka has an "Eye", somewhat like the ones in Singapore and London. Only smaller. The one in Melaka is in a great location, right on the ocean.
There was once a man in Melaka who had too much money. He bought a 57 Chevy, not really understanding that a four-door 57 Chevy wasn’t really where it’s at. The Chevy also had a driver’s steering wheel that was on the wrong side of the car, the right side. Apparently, someone was going to drive it on the wrong side of the road. Like they do in England and other places. I took a picture of the car.
This is the fountain at the town square in Melaka. From what I could gather, this fountain has had photos of it taken about a few billion times, maybe more. When you are at this fountain, you know you have arrived at the old town section of Melaka.
This is the inside of the Chinese temple in Melaka.
It’s a Chinese temple. It’s in Melaka. There are may of them. This one is representative.
The story goes something like this… I’m out riding around a UNESCO World Heritage site on a bicycle and I see a statue. This is no ordinary statue. This is a statue of a body builder. A gold statue, nonetheless. A very big gold statue. It catches my eye. Actually, I couldn’t have missed it if I had been trying. It just sorta jumps out at you. The statue is a promotion for a gym owned by Datuk Wira Gan Boon Leong. I just didn’t ever expect to find such a thing in such a place. I read up on Datuk. He is, apparantly, quite a guy.
They had duck tours in Melaka. I didn’t go.
This is the Melaka Tower. You go up, do a couple of rotations and come down. It cost 17 ringots, about $5. It was well worth the price. I thoroughly enjoyed my ride to the top of the 300+ foot tower. The views of the city and the Straits of Malacca were great. I didn’t go up high enough, or it wasn’t a clear enough day, to see Indonesia. That being said, I still highly recommend the views.