Jacaranda Trees line the streets of Grafton, NSW


Thursday, April 19, 2018

HARMONY

It was our last day in Malacca before returning to Singapore. Our guides took us for a walk through the streets to visit places of worship of some of the different religions. It is great to see these temples and mosques next to one another, with people coming and going all day to pay their respects. It seems these people of different beliefs can live in harmony with one another. 

Our group of villagers filling up the footpath.

A beautiful Chinese temple

I was amazed at the tolerance of the locals trying to do their prayers while tourists were mingling around them. 

Down the road a bit further we were welcomed into a mosque.

And then a bit further on we entered an Indian Temple

Worshipping 

The "priest" singing prayers.  Then we waited for the bus to take us to a Malayan Village. Bill and Chiou See share a joke (our CEO who organised the trip)

The bus dropped us near the bridge which we crossed to enter the Historic Malayan Village.

The architecture is quite different from the surrounding modern towers.

One of the houses is now a museum. 

 The lady showing us around was 100 and she had been born in this house.

Then it was back in the bus for lunch in the Eurasian district where decedents from the Portuguese and other European occupiers of the land live. A large statue of Christ was visible in the square.

We had lunch in a Portuguese restaurant, once again another interesting and delicious meal.

19 comments:

  1. What a lovely place. The details on the bridge and buildings are simply amazing!

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  2. Fabulous sights. Would that all societies were tolerant of different religions, as indeed they once were. I wonder what the 100-year old lady thinks of people traipsing through the house she was born in? And don't think we didn't notice the bottle of Tiger, trying to hide just out of picture... :-) Wonderful trip!

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  3. The meal looks very delicious. I am amazed at the beautiful surrounds and all the lovely colour.

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  4. They certainly do have bright colours over there, they look good actually in their culture.
    Thanks for sharing you photos of your trip.

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  5. That ia a very different world with much religion. Interesting to see.

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  6. All so interesting. What a great city. We barely touched the sides.

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  7. Hello, the places of worships are all beautiful. I love the colorful bridge. Great tour and photos. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  8. i much prefer the old homes and buildings over the new.. love all the brilliant colors and wow on 100 and born in that house she lives in. mind blowing.. the bridge is really pretty. i imagine the people praying are like we are here, we let the tourists clog our restuants and beaches and roads and try to carry on because the economy depends on it. but ours go home for a few months and i am thinking where you were it is year round tourists

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  9. A really interesting walk around I would say and great photos to share with us. Well done. Take care t'other Diane

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  10. another holiday post with lots of interesting photos. i love your holiday posts Diane, thank you for sharing

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  11. That is interesting that they can pray with the tourist around. Many pretty buildings. I like the colors...nice way to tour

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  12. I've never seen anything like that bridge. So beautiful! I love seeing all those religions in close proximity to each other. Obviously, it is possible for all religions to coexist. If only we could bring that idea to the wider world!

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  13. A visually stunning place Diane and thank you very, very much for sharing your exceptional photos. An amazing lady to be a hundred years old and showing you around the home she had been brought up in, phenomenal. This is a place I may only able to visit through photographs, and I have thoroughly enjoyed my virtual tour.

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  14. I just imagined our pastors or priests half naked and with necklaces !! Beautiful photos so colorful and the 100 year old lady looks not at all like 100 !

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  15. What a fabulous trip Diane! I've just been all the way back to read about your adventures.. you guys are incroyable, what fun you have!
    P.s. It's a jolly good thing I wasn't on that plane Diane, if I had been you would never get me on a plane again... EVER! 😀😀

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  16. The places of worship were so beautiful to see, Diane, and as colorful as so many of the other sights you have shown in these posts. While I may never travel to these places, you have do e a great job of showing us the places and the people and certainly the foods,

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  17. I came over from Grace's Perth daily blog, and I've been catching up on your Singapore and Malacca trip.
    They are both on my bucket list! The 100 year old lady doesn't look that old at all, amazing! The monuments are beautiful and so colourful.
    Wondering what that Portuguese food is, only the fish looks like it could be from Portuguese cuisine.

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