Malacca: Porta De Santiago, Red Square & Jonker Street

Day 2: April 11, 2014 Part 2; read Part 1 here

Historical Malacca Tour

After lunch, our tour group headed to Porta de Santiago also known as A Famosa, literally translates to "The Famous" in Portuguese. It is a major historical landmark and is one of the few oldest surviving remnants of European architecture in the whole of Asia. You can read more about it here.

Porta de Santiago

It's so hot in Malalysia! I had to wear a scarf over my head ; p

A Famosa

The Porta de Santiago, a small gate house, is the only remaining part of the fortress still standing.

a wedding photo shoot inside Porta de Santiago

Malacca river banks

Red Square; on right is Stadhuys, left is Tang Beng Swee Clock Tower, partially hidden is Christ Church

The Dutch Square also known as Red Square is called as such because of the red colored buildings surrounding the area. It used to be white until the British Governor ordered it to be painted red.

An old Dutch spelling, Stadthuys, means city hall. It is a historical structure in Malacca Town, the administrative capital of the state of Malacca, Malaysia. It is now converted into a history museum.

Christ Church Melaka built in 1753

road to Jonker Street

Jonker Street

Just across Stadthuys is the famours Jonker Street where you can try famous Malaccan delicacies such as the chicken rice ball, nyonya laksa, cendol and so on. There are also many souvenirs which you can buy at the Jonker Street.

bought Melaka Cendol at OCHADO along Jalan Hang Jebat for RM 4.90 per cup

Melaka Cendol's main ingredient is top quality pure coconut sugar (Gula Melaka). Other ingredients are coconut milk and home-cooked red beans. OMG! Ang tamis! Di ko maubos lol

The tour lasted until 3pm. After that, we went back to Kuala Lumpur via the same bus. Travel time was approximately 3 hours. We had a late afternoon snack at Old Town White Coffee in Bukit Bintang area.

We rewarded ourselves with duck and roasted pork at night. We had fun visiting the historical place of Malacca. Next entry will be all about Batu Cave and more!
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