November 19th, 2011



"There is a community of Portuguese in Malacca which claims to have been there for five hundred years, and one is almost convinced. Malacca's pedigree is very old: there are an ancient Portuguese cathedral and fort, and Dutch civic buildings, and - notice the national priorities - an English club. In the Malacca antique shops you can buy furniture carved by 'Straits Chinese' (which food is probably the best in the country) 150 years ago and more."

- Paul Theroux, SUNRISE WITH SEAMONSTERS (Penguin)