Rich took this photo from out hotel at sunrise - I love it so much.
Our next stop with the city cemetery - as I understand it the cemetery grounds and Poh San Teng Temple are linked. The cemetery is over a huge area of land and apparently at one stage local developers were (and possibly still are) itching to get their hand on the land for development. I assume to build apartments or hotels or malls? However, the local community stood their ground and it remains as a cemetery.
As you can see, a lot of the cemetery wasn't really conventional was a western perspective. Which made it so fascinating.
Christ Church and some of the old city fortifications - Melaka is an important city in term of location and over the years it has been occupier/colonised by the Portuguese, Dutch and British.
So I am a little bit creepy, so one of my favourite things was these old tombstones. They sit in the church, I'm not sure where the bodies that the used to watch over have gone? Perhaps lost to wave after wave of colonisation.
When we visited we were the only people there, which was awesome for us, but kind of a pity and there were LOADS of tourists around.
So final thoughts on Melaka? It's an amazing place and you should visit, so much history and the people are wonderful. I wished we spent less time in KL and more time in Melaka. I'm not too worried though, I don't think it will be too long before we head back to Malaysia again (I still have to see Ipoh, Langkawi and Penang and I'm sure there's many other places I need to visit as well).