We visited the historic city of Malacca (also spelled Melaka), which is in the state of Malacca (easy enough to remember). Upon arriving, we noticed some things that seemed familiar…
For those who didn’t immediately make the connection, that flag looks very much like the Texas state flag, and the “Don’t Mess with Melaka” banner is nearly a direct copy of the “Don’t Mess with Texas” version.
Stuff I didn’t take pictures of: the Jonker Street Night Market and the food we ate there, including sausage on a stick, fried potato on a stick, chicken on a stick (aka satay), and yogurt ice cream in a plastic egg.
I did take pictures of the historic stuff we visited though.
Christ Church. Apparently you go to Malacca and take pictures of this building, because it is old and bright red – though it looks brown in this picture because of the shadows.
Literally after turning around from taking a picture of the little monitor lizard, there was a MUCH bigger one.
I will admit to being a little jealous that it got to go swimming (it was starting to get pretty warm out)
We ate at the Hard Rock Cafe for lunch, and they sat us at a table practically underneath this. That’s right, we traveled half way around the world to eat food sitting next to some clothes that came from Detroit.
Malacca Sultanate Palace Museum – unfortunately it was closed, but it’s a really neat wooden building (most buildings in Malaysia aren’t wood)