Melaka is a place full of the unexpected. Also known as Malacca, this city has been a major international trading port for over a thousand years and has been under the control of the Malay, the Chinese, the Japanese, the Portuguese, the Dutch, and the British at one time or another.
I think one too many adorable cartoon monkeys on Paul Frank gear and baby couture has convinced the world that monkeys are wonderful. An awful lot of people think that monkeys are the most adorable creatures ever to grace the Earth. Clearly, these people have never cuddled a koala, or a sloth, or an alpaca, and I am sad for them. I would also guess a lot of them live in Hollywood, judging by the volume of monkey-themed movies that get churned out.
If you are one of these people who blindly adhere to the belief that monkeys are the greatest, kindly escort yourself to another corner of the internet. You will not enjoy what I have to say next. If you are willing to entertain the notion that maybe, just maybe, monkeys are horrible, please read on.