Malaysia Tourism – From Singapore to Malacca – Malaysia’s ancient city is less than 200 kilometers away. The road runs between the forests of oil palm trees and green trees. Sitting in a car, my mind was filled with an obsession with information about the Straits of Malacca, the place famous for piracy as much as the Caribbean pirates or Somali pirates. Because both Vietnamese fishermen were also victims of these pirates.
Thinking about it, the legend of this ancient city was attracted by the tour guide. It is the story of the exiled Sumatra Prince Parameswara to this sea. When he arrived here, the prince was resting under the tree of Malacca, when he saw a deer chasing a hunting dog. Not only did he not run away, but the deer also turned his head and charged at the dog, causing the dog to splash into the river to the sea. The prince considered it auspicious, so he decided to build the city here and took the name of his tree under his shade to name the city. Malacca tree ruins still remain today.
The historical mark is still king
The car stopped right in the city center. On the first day of walking, the city met the pigeons parked on the road, leisurely operating seeds as not knowing the presence of people and vehicles around. Then the feeling of going on the street in the star market is the same as going in the middle of Hoi An old town in the hometown.
The same street is deep, old, also the bakeries of Chinese people on the road, and shops selling clothes, silk, lanterns. Scattered with small restaurants. There is a corner of Chinatown with the ancient Cheng Hoon temple dating back to when the Chinese people came to this place. Going to Malacca Street, seeing the atmosphere was very joyful, bustling because the people were going out on a pretty crowded street. Everything seems so peaceful. Most of them are Malays, Chinese, Indians and many tourists everywhere.
Malacca Old Town is the ancient capital of Malaysia, since 2008 it has been recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site because it has a considerable history: established in the fourteenth century, when the Chinese came, then was Bo The reign dominates for 130 years, the next Dutch for more than 150 years, the Japanese for several years … It all turned the old city on the banks of the Malacca River, becoming a famous and multi-ethnic trading port with The monuments are still bold in the center. Dutch Square has an English fountain with stone columns reminiscent of Queen Victoria, opposite the Christian church, next to the majestic palace of Dutch governors.
On the right, the windmill symbolizing the country of Holland is still there like a traces for a while. Rounding behind the square, Portugal’s Porta De Santiago fortress area has no roof but visitors still come to take photos. Also, when the guests walk up the stone steps up the hill, look up at the stone church or the old church of St. Paul still standing high up with some stone plates based on the walls and feel the class of time covered. This ancient city.
I remember the car
Perhaps the Dutch square right in the center is the place that attracts the most tourists, so the atmosphere is very bustling. Adults and children come back and forth with a little fuss. The most impressive thing here is that the bike trams that Malaysians call Tri was cars. Looks like a bike that tramples on us but the special thing is that bicycles are arranged on the side, parallel to passenger cars. The most fun is that all cars are also fringed with, full of flowers and flowers like wedding cars, making new guests look surprised and interesting. There are also car cassette music echoes, happy to know.
When I was on the square full of dragons, the cars went into groups, the guests sat in each car from one to two people, running in rows like a bride procession, making the group of tourists look excited, everyone pressed the camera. fast. Someone in the delegation wondered: “Does the bicycle on the side not know how to pedal easily or harder? Then how do you get uphill?”. And yet the Malaysian car guys riding Tri seemed to be light-hearted, grinning. Looking back, the big wheel ring, perhaps the axle, slug, a shell is also more special to pull the car. Each pickaxe will pay 10-20 ringgit (Malaysian money) depending on the number of rounds around the square.
Look at the Tri was the car on the water who suddenly remembered a tram ride for a while in my hometown in the Western countryside. For a long time, those cars have fallen into oblivion. Do they lose the beauty of the city? Why are these Tri was cars beautifying Malacca and being so popular with tourists? It turned out to be bad or beautiful from that person’s idea.
Standing on a small hill, under the legendary malacca tree (probably only descended from the ancient Malacca tree), quietly sensing the beauty of the ancient city of Malacca, which is considered the “Venice of Asia”, is also ancient capital of Malaysia. It is true that with the ancient traces merging into the bustling life of the present, this ancient city on the river has left me with lots of love and admiration. And, the Tri was cars are particularly beautiful, even once seen, but I know when I return to my hometown I will remember forever, remember …