A few weeks ago, I went on a short weekend trip to Malacca with a friend. Malacca is one of the cities in Malaysia that I have always wanted to visit. Just a 4-hour bus ride from Singapore, it is one of the best places to go for a short weekend getaway if you live in Singapore.
|With my vintage Samsonite|
It is a beautiful city with rich historical and cultural background from its previous Portuguese, British and Dutch. I just loved walking around the city and discovering the architecture that reflects its previous European rule.
|Christ Church at the city centre|
|The inside of an abandoned house on St. Paul Hill. I think it was previously an art gallery.|
In addition to European influences from previous colonial rule, the Chinese culture is also present because of the Chinese settlers who arrived for trade and labour. I don't want to bore you with the details, but the mix of Chinese and local culture gave birth to the unique Peranakan culture found in Malacca. In fact, the Baba-Nonya Heritage Museum in Malacca is one of the highlights of my trip to Malacca. Unfortunately, photo-taking in the museum was not allowed and so, I have no photos of the museum to share.
|The ruins of St. Paul Church|
|The interior of Cafe 1511, a cafe right next to the Baba-Nonya Heritage Museum|
|Peranakan tiles on the floor and walls of Cafe 1511|
Labels: architecture, Oriental, OUTFIT, Peranakan, TRAVEL