After this toilet anecdote, we took the Grab and had ourselves dropped off at the Stadhuys. The city fell under the Dutch government for a while and you will see this immediately. In the middle of the center is a huge windmill and in the museum, the Stadhuys, the history of this city is told.
Scandalous maybe, we walked through the museum for half an hour and had seen it already. The outside of the building is nice to look at and to walk around. It is very busy here. We quickly crossed the roundabout and walked over the bridge via the windmill. On this side of the bridge, you will find a lot of small eateries with the most beautiful murals that are worth a look and to sit down for a refreshing drink.
We decided to book the Malacca River Cruise. This is praised everywhere and it’s nice to have a good way to see some more of the city. Well, this turned out to be a setback for RM60 (€13). The boat makes a lot of noise and no guide can tell you something about the history of Malacca. Occasionally a tape is played, but it’s not possible to hear anything, because of the engine of the boat. Also, the city got a bit of a sad look. There was no one around, tourist attractions were closed and it started to rain. Malacca can’t do anything about the rain, but still. We found this cruise a real waste of money and we saw nothing more than that we had already seen walking along the canal.