The flight enroute to Penang Airport. Doesn't look like much here, but this sunset view appeared, breathtakingly looking like burning coals in the twilight. An encouraging sight to view, somehow giving me hope. I never book my seats on budget airlines (this one's tiger), but somehow I always get the window seat near the wing, something I like very much.
Here are some of my favorite snapshots from my stay in Melaka - was there in October 2011.
Black and white postcards like these are now rather hard-to-find. Found, in a shop called Harmony Street along Jalan Tukang Besi/Emas.
Old school bicycles at my guesthouse, Jiong House at Kampong Pantai. I had not ridden a bicycle for more than a decade, but while on holiday you tend to do strange things; I found myself going with other guesthouse people to a Pasar Malam, night market. On the open roads, I was so scared, but rather proud I made it all the way there and back. Oh, and I was wearing a skirt (the rest of my clothes were in laundry), and attracted too much attention from lusty drivers.
Traditional brekkie found at any chinese coffeeshops, this shy uncle allowed me to share his table and I just love this soft bread kaya toast that melts in the mouth.
A provision shop where you can buy almost anything. We also have this in Singapore but rarely now as it's all replaced by the modernized convenience stores. The owner has a winsome smile and he was unaware I was taking a photo!
Met a fellow traveler, Canadian. Here he is looking mighty pleased with the shot of the harleys we spotted. This area is the start of Jonker Walk, an overcrowded night market filled with cheap tee shirts and local delicacies, a favorite for most people going to Melaka for the weekend. The long queue behind is a queue for chicken rice ball, a local dish unique to Melaka.