Melaka is one of the most beautiful states in Malaysia. It actually has a ton of Portuguese influence. Therefore, there is a lot of color! You can really tell when driving through it’s old sun soaked streets. Whenever I looked up, I saw beautifully painted yellow and pink windows and walls. It has that European touch mixed with Southeast Asia. Talk about amazing. Pastel blues and bright orange street corners. There is no other place in Malaysia like it! Everything is truly so vibrant and bright. From the bright pink dragon fruit boba tea to the beautifully adorned floral buggies. Even as a child, I was completely drawn to this place. I would beg my aunts and uncles in Kuala Lumpur to take me. It’s an overload on all of your senses…it’s every photographer’s dream destination. From the crazy markets to the narrow back roads. This time trip brought back all of those memories. We stopped by our favorite Hainanese restaurant for Melaka’s famous chicken and rice balls with my Auntie Margaret, before dodging crowds of people on Jonker Street. It was the holiday weekend of Deepavali, and it seemed like everyone decided to take the drive to Melaka for a day of eating and drinking. I mean, what else do you do in Malaysia? It is a country to indulge. To eat street food. To grab a freshly cut coconut on the side of the road. The food deserves a post of it’s own…it’s that amazing. For now, take a peek inside beautiful Melaka.