Malacca, a historic town Tuesday 19th February

As it was only had a short day today we tried to delay our start but still managed to leave by half nine, not very good at stopping in bed.

We continued along the small beach road, no traffic and lovely sea views this continued for a while until there was an army checkpoint, we now know the route planner cannot distinguish between a public road and one through the middle of an Army Base!

Cue the cat photograph, feeling very pleased with itself

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George Town, Thaipusam Wednesday 23rd January

We got up again around 12:30 am to walk out to Jalan Burma where the third and final day of Thaipusam has the silver chariot pulled by oxen due between 1:00 am and 2:00 am. There were the huge piles of coconuts still waiting by the roadside, the earshattering music being played, the food and water being given out from roadside booths, hundreds of people finely dressed all waiting.

Everyone awaits the chariot

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