Malacca

This street turns off Jalan Bunga Raya leading to Kampung Jawa. The name escapes me at the moment, but my mom told me it used to be known as Whore Lane (I'm sure it trips off the tongue more eloquently in Chinese) for obvious reasons. Today the ladies no longer walk the street and old drunks regale ancient exploits in front of ramshackle zinc-reinforced pre-war shophouses. This street has arguably the last old-style drinking hole in Malacca unspoiled by the plywood and plastic 'modernisation' of the 1980s onward.

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