This is a page out of my travel diary, of our trip to New Zealand and back, via Singapore and Malaysia in December 2011- January 2012.
We’ve just had lunch in the Melaka Equatorial Hotel, Malaysia and are now on the bus into the centre of town.
We are here just a few weeks before Chinese New Year so there are decorations galore and the entire town looked very festive.
It’s with some surprise that we round a corner and are confronted with a huge decorative dragon suspended in the middle of the street: by chance I did get a photo out of the front of the bus window, but I was seated too far back for the photo to be properly sharp.
I’ll include it in the photo series anyway so that you can get an idea of how it looked like to get a “face full” of dragon out of the front window. Later we walked back past the dragon so I got photographs from ground level too. The dragon takes over the entire space around the roundabout and the tail weaves around itself, a very impressive piece of construction and engineering as well as decorative detail.
The roundabout itself is a fountain, with fish in the middle, which I also manage to get photos of .
What a wonderful introduction to the city…