|Malacca is a UNESCO World Heritage site|
|Colorful trishaws will take you all around Central Melaka.|
|Flowers in Dutch Square|
|Christ Church in Dutch Square|
The small town of Malacca (also known as Melaka) in Malaysia may just be a few hours away from Singapore, but once you're there it feels as though you've traveled much farther away than that. Malacca is a perfect place to visit if you want to escape for a short weekend. We arrived late on a Friday night and left on Sunday afternoon. It's an easy place to explore on foot or by trishaw ride.
Malacca has a unique and complicated history of colonization by the Dutch, British and Portuguese. All of these influences are evident today as you walk around Central Melaka. Millions of tourists come visit the town each year, which has earned UNESCO World Heritage site status and feels a bit unauthentic at times. Still, it's a quaint place to visit and there's a lot to see and do.
More Malacca posts to come...