South East Asia (Singapore/Malaysia) Diary 10 November 2001

Melaka (which bizzarely enough means 'w*nker' in Greek, although I don't think that there's any connection...) is a little town on the West coast of Malaysia, just south of Kuala Lumpur (or KL as it is known). The guide book describes it as 'the most historically interesting town in Malaysia'. So far I've seen the same profusion of McDonalds and other brand names that I saw in Singapore, if slightly lower here! The prices are the same numeric value and so therefore lower with the exchange rate between the two countries. That is, the dish that cost S$5 in Singapore would probably cost you RM5 here, but the Ringet is worth two and a half times less than the Singapore doller. So I'm down the pub tonight for a well needed beer (or two and a half!).

To tomorrow...

Created by Dan Leigh 10/11/01