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Our top things to do in George Town, Penang
the top things to do in melaka
Our top things to do in Melaka, Malaysia
an old building painted with colorful murals on it's side next to a body of water
Our 2 days in Melaka, Malaysia
With these sweet souvenirs in hand, we strolled along the Melaka River, admiring the murals across the water, walked over the bridge, past the Bastion Middleburg and down to the Melaka Sultanate Watermill. This is when we first saw water monitors. We had not known these large water lizards lived in the Melaka River, and from a distance, they looked like small crocodiles....
a room with shelves, plants and pictures on the wall in it's center
Our 2 days in Melaka, Malaysia
With only one full day in this city, but determined to fit everything in, we woke bright and early, ready to seize the day. The first item on the agenda was coffee. We headed straight to Coffeebar125+, which we had found online the night before. The café was small and intimate, had a beautiful minimalistic design and, most importantly, great coffee. Once we had our morning caffeine, we were ready to explore the streets, alleyways and street art of Melaka....
there is a giant statue in front of the mountain
Things to do in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Only a short taxi, bus or train trip north of downtown is one of the most popular sites in Kuala Lumpur. Batu Caves is the site of a Hindu Temple dedicated to the deity Murugan. The main attraction of Batu Caves is the rainbow staircase, made up of 272 steps that take you to the entrance of the limestone caves which house multiple temples and shrines....
two tall buildings towering over trees in front of a blue sky and white cloud filled sky
Things to do in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
You cannot visit Kuala Lumpur and not see the famous Petronas Towers. Designed by Argentian architect César Pelli, these twin towers were completed in 1996 and standing at 88 storeys, they are the tallest twin towers in the world. When we were in KL, the towers were open 10 am-6 pm, closed on Mondays, and admission for an adult was 80 MYR....
the entrance to central market since 1908 with an american flag flying in the sky above it
Things to do in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Central Market in Chinatown is a tourist heaven for shopping, dining and random experiences like portrait drawings. What started as a wet market back in 1888 is now an Art Deco building that serves as the centre for arts and crafts, and the perfect location to stock up on any last-minute souvenirs before heading home....
palm trees in front of an old building
Things to do in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The iconic Sultan Abdul Samad Building (Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad) is one of the most photographed landmarks in Kuala Lumpur. This prominent heritage building is located across from Merdeka Square in the city centre. It was opened in 1897 as the Government Offices of the British Administration and was named after the reigning sultan of Selangor. The building is still utilised by the Government, so is not open to tourists...
many colorful umbrellas are hanging from the ceiling
Things to do in George Town, Penang
Lebuh Armenian (Armenian Street) is a narrow street in the middle of town made popular by the famous street art locations, the rainbow umbrella alleyway down Lorong Song Hong and many great shops, cafes and ice cream parlours....
an old wooden building with graffiti painted on it's side and some pillars in the water
Things to do in George Town, Penang
Chew Jetty is one of a handful of waterfront settlements that make up the Clan Jetties, located at Weld Quay. These Jetties are settlements that were built and resided in by Chinese immigrants, creating communities of houses on stilts joined by wooden walkways over the water. The Clan Jetties have become a very popular tourist destination, highlighting an interesting juxtaposition between the modernised George Town and the local community lifestyle of the clans....
a painting on the side of a building
Things to do in George Town, Penang
The Hin Bus Depot was an operational bus maintenance base until 1999. It lay abandoned until Ernest Zacharevic, the same artist renowned for his Penang Street Art, chose the depot as the venue for his 2014 solo exhibition. Brought back to life, but with the original structure preserved, a team of local artists proposed the venue be permanently run as an independent gallery space....
One of the most popular streets in town is Jalan Hang Jebat, also referred to as the Jonker Walk. This street is lined with cafes and restaurants, with a range of cuisines available, as well as shops selling everything from clothes to arts and crafts, homewares, souvenirs, drinks and snacks. Once the sun goes down, the Night Markets bring the street to life with stalls offering all types of delicious street food, desserts, souvenirs and handicrafts.... Southeast Asia, Beautiful Streets, Tourist
Things to do in Melaka, Malaysia
One of the most popular streets in town is Jalan Hang Jebat, also referred to as the Jonker Walk. This street is lined with cafes and restaurants, with a range of cuisines available, as well as shops selling everything from clothes to arts and crafts, homewares, souvenirs, drinks and snacks. Once the sun goes down, the Night Markets bring the street to life with stalls offering all types of delicious street food, desserts, souvenirs and handicrafts....
a man standing in front of a red building with a cross on it's roof
Things to do in Melaka, Malaysia
The Dutch Square is one of the most iconic sites in the city. Melaka was occupied by the Dutch for around 183 years – the longest foreign control Melaka experienced. These red buildings have become symbolic of Melaka’s Dutch era, although they were initially painted white until 1911. Inside the square, there are many notable buildings, museums, the Melaka Clock Tower and Queen Victoria Fountain.
an old door is painted on the side of a building with many colors and shapes
Things to do in Melaka, Malaysia
We love a good street art walk and Melaka offered plenty of beautiful sites to hunt for. My Kiehl’s Heritage is one of the most well-known murals in the city. It was created by Kiehl's along with artist Fritilldea in recognition of 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites listed for their history and diversity of culture. It is easy to find, located at the end of Jalan Tukang Besi...