It has been some years since our last visit to Malacca, so the family (siblings, their family and mom) decided to make a short trip south to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the historical city of Malacca.
So, bright and early on a beautiful Thursday morning saw us setting out on our road-trip to Malacca. This shot was taken along the North-South Expressway in the Cheras area. The giant tap (at bottom left) always catches my attention every time I pass by it.
We had a reservation at Mahkota Hotel Malacca
Kajang, a small town just south of KL famous for satay, a dish of marinated, skewered and grilled meat, served with peanut sauce.
Malaysian highways are well-paved and great for driving. Even the country trunk roads are just as well-paved
On Malaysian highway, we have primarily two speed limits - some stretches cap at 90km/hour, others at 110km/hour. Because of the good road conditions, road-users are prone to exceeding the speed limit and do sometimes end up in bad accidents. We encountered a really bad accident going to Malacca - even on the country trunk road! It was so bad that traffic wasn't moving at all and together with some other vehicles, we diverted to another route going through a small kampong coming out near Rembau.
More pictures taken along the way..
Coconut trees are a common sight here in Malaysia and more so on the outskirts. These coconut trees are fronting what looks like a tall very white building if you look close enough.
shophouses which make up the commercial centre of a town. Small towns with just one main street are still pretty common in this country.
Malacca, here we come..
Read continuation.. Part 2 - A visit to Malacca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site