|The main square, lined with kitschy tourist shops (the nice ones are elsewhere)|
|R getting some shopping in|
|View of the river: you can take a cruise if you like|
|Asian tourists hate walking: thus, the trishaw (many play music and have flashing lights too)|
|Perhaps Malacca's most famous building: R and my mom are to the right, to the left is a typical Malaysian family on vacation|
--the largest number of museums I have ever seen in a city of its size (we only visited a few)
--many interesting stores selling antiques, local and unique handicrafts not available anywhere else (which are very high quality: we are not talking inept tiedye here!), and other appealing products
--a pleasant cityscape (it's built on two sides of a river, near the coast, with a small forested hill overlooking the historic district)
--a huge number of restaurants selling really excellent food
|Me and R enjoying some lime juice by the river|
|Our view while doing this|
(It's not for those into "big" sights, nature, active sports, or vibrant street life.) For a weekend getaway from Singapore, though, it's pretty perfect. I would definitely go back!
NB: Malacca is very hot, hotter than Singapore and with less air conditioning. If you are sensitive, this could be a problem.