No free breakfast but free tea was had in bed!
A lazy start to another hot day but eventually we headed out to check out some of Melakas history. But not before brunch. Laksa (curry dish) for me, and fried noodles for Siobh. The red Dutch built church, town hall, and clock tower are the main draws. A ruined church and some gun placements were also checked out. Then the not so historical air conditioned mall provided shelter from the heat and sun. Siobh got a shopping fix, I got a chocolate waffle fix. Prices were astronomical, double that of UK mall prices, A pair of vans daps are $100!!
The afternoon sun gave way to clouds and we retreated to the guesthouse once more for coffee and crackers.
Cash was low so we looked up a HSBC (free cash withdrawals) and headed for the bank. En route the sky's opened and we tasted Malaysian monsoon! It hammered it down and with no break in the sky's we had to just brave it and get wet.
Wallets restocked with ringgits we headed for dinner. We had planned to head for a recommended Indian for yet another curry, but sick of the rain we took shelter in a satay celup restaurant that we stumbled upon.
A boiling pot of satay sits bubbling away on top of a burner in the centre of the table. The walls of the restaurant are lined with refrigerators full of random food skewers. Pick up a tray, load it with skewers and cook them in the satay sauce. Bok choi, spicy sausage, prawns, cockles, and dim sum were the easy to label skewers. Funny coloured, odd shaped, and adventurous remained unidentified but tasty non the less. 43 skewers later, at just 15 pence each we settled the bill and hit the road.
The rain had stopped but the streets were puddled. We got home, more tea, more crackers, bed.