The stay at the Hotel Rosa was all too brief because after breakfast, we had to check out from the rooms to begin our exploration of Malacca. Our first stop was the museum located in the Stadthuys which was within the heritage zone of the city. And after that, we climbed the St Paul's hill and visited the ruins of the old St Paul's cathedral.
After lunch, we were caught in a horrendous traffic congestion as the bus driver tried to navigate his way to the Malacca river cruise terminal. By the time we finished our little tour of Malacca, it was already past three o'clock, meaning that once again, we were way behind schedule.
The bus only reached Kuala Lumpur at about eight o'clock. A quick dinner, a 30-minute stop at the twin towers to allow the foreign monks a glimpse of the KLCC park and music fountain, and then we were dropped off at the Hotel Royal for another brief overnight stay. One full day gone and another one ahead of us.
|The monks from the Nandaka Vihara meditation centre in Bukit Mertajam preparing themselves for breakfast at the Hotel Rosa in Malacca.|
|The monument dedicated to the Chinese seafarer-explorer, Cheng Ho|