Singapore to Malacca

Bus trip from Singapore to Malacca today. About a third of the five hours the trip took (the distance is less than 300km) was spent traversing the island and then queuing for passport control on the Singapore side of the causeway. Immigration into Malaysia was accomplished in moments. 

Since I last visited Malacca the historic heart of the city has had World Heritage status bestowed upon it. I am still considering my thoughts on how it is wearing the honour. Needless to say, the changes have not all been positive.

 

Bus trip from Singapore to Malacca today. About a third of the five hours the trip took (the distance is less than 300km) was spent traversing the island and then queuing for passport control on the Singapore side of the causeway. Immigration into Malaysia was accomplished in moments.   Since I last visited Malacca the historic heart of the city has had World Heritage status bestowed upon it. I am still considering my thoughts on how it is wearing the honour. Needless to say, the changes have not all been positive.
Sign in the Golden Mile Centre, Singapore’s “Little Thailand”
  
Carp sculpture at a roadside stop in Southern Malaysia
Carp sculpture at a roadside stop in Southern Malaysia
  
Afternoon on the Malacca River
Afternoon on the Malacca River
  
One of the UNESCO World Heritage listed buildings, complete with trishaws
One of the UNESCO World Heritage listed buildings, complete with trishaws
    
You should see them at night.
You should see them at night.
  
Of course there  is a bazaar in front of the heritage buildings. it's traditional, everywhere from the Pyramids at Giza down.
Of course there is a bazaar in front of the heritage buildings. it’s traditional, everywhere from the Pyramids at Giza down.
  
Checking the merchandise
Checking the merchandise
  
Jonker Street in the old Straits Chinese or Peranakan area.
Jonker Street in the old Straits Chinese or Peranakan area.
  
...as I was saying, you should see the trishaws at night.
…as I was saying, you should see the trishaws at night.
  
In addition to being bright enough to be visible from the moon, they blast a constant stream of pop music very loudly
In addition to being bright enough to be visible from the moon, they blast a constant stream of pop music very loudly