Sightseeing in Malacca
Since our hotel was located in the old parts of Malacca City, and we chose it by that criteria, we had walking distance to most of the interesting sites. The hotel was at a street that was parallel to Jonker Street. The only time we used a car was when we went to The Shore Oceanarium and to the Portuguese Settlement. It was really nice to stroll down the old and winding streets. There is not much traffic in the old parts, mostly because the roads are so narrow that they would congest in an instant, and there are also a lot of one way streets that makes it difficult to make a hasty passage. The motorists living here probably know faster routs and opt for them. It is perfect for a family weekend because the distances to the various sites in the old parts can be achieved by foot, even by a young child. So if you have a couple of days to spend in Malacca, you can easily see many of the famous sites. We planned to stay three nights, but ended up staying five nights, due to the many good restaurants and the night market at Jonker Street, which was an excellent hunting ground for some delicious street food. In the coming days I will show you some of the food we sampled, so just hang in there.