Sunday, May 01, 2011

Cuti-cuti malaysia : Melaka

I cannot deny I was pretty disappointed about not going to Japan. And we don't know what to do with the Kch-KL-Kch tix.

Oink said we can still go and have a cuti-cuti Malaysia. And so we did. Our first destination was Melaka.

We reached KLIA via firefly on the 8th April 11+ am. I thought there's a bus to Melaka from KLIA, bt they moved to LCCT. So we took a bus to LCCT. There, we bought Transnasional bus tickets at Rm21.90 each. The bus will depart at 2.30pm. So we found somewhere to sit while I read my book, and I bought Oink newspapers.

The bus was ride was ok , we arrived around 4 at Melaka Sentral. We didn't leave for our hotel straight away, we wanted to get a ticket back to KL first. It was there we bought Nice Coach ticket at rm22 each.

We then took taxi to our hotel, hotel hallmark at Jalan Kubu, which is quite near to Jonker Street. My first choice was Jonker Boutique Hotel, but it was fully booked. The room was quite cheap, around RM100 with breakfast, although the room is small, it was clean and has LCD TV + DVD player ( I was surprised).

We walked around 5 mins to Jonker Street, and arrived there sweating. I did my research on Melaka's good food by reading KY's blog. He recommended Jonker 88 for the cendol.



I had mango special and Oink had Durian something. There's alot of customers in the shop. I would say that they tasted nice, only a bit too sweet for us.




After that we felt hungry, and wanted to find Hoe Kee Chicken Rice Shop or Chung Wah as recommend by KY speaks. Come to Melaka of course need to eat their Steam Chicken with rice balls right?We found Hoe Kee, but it was closed :-((((. And we couldn't find chung wah :-(((((. At times like this, I wish I have a smart phone to go online and search info with. So, like 2 hungry ghosts we wondered around and walked into the first chicken rice shop we saw. Famosa Chicken Rice Shop and ordered heaps.

And its not yummy :-((((( I would say the best tasting of the whole lot was the roasted pork 'x' Even the normal Chicken Rice at Kuching tasted better. Somemore the staff was a bit rude. We can't finish the all the rice balls.

After the bad dinner, we walked around Jonker Street. The street was filled with stalls selling food, trinklets, hair accessories, toys, clothes, etc. I bought 2 mini egg tarts and we went back to the hotel.

We woke up early the next day and wonder what should we do for the day 'x'. we decided to look at the simple map we took from the airport (if you want to buy a more comprehensive one, you will need to pay rm5..yeah..MALAYSIA BOLEH!!!'x') and just walk to the tourist spots nearby. It was a hot day. And my wedges were killing me. I told oink I MUST buy a flip flop or something that is more comfy.


RM10 purchase that saved my life. I love them so much, I even wore them at KL malls when we were at KL 'x'




We went to Cheng Ho Museum. RM10 per person. Guided tour available in both english and mandarin.



It was there I found out that Laksamana Cheng Ho was a eunuch. 'x'


Famous Red buildings. Alot tourists here. There are stalls selling souvenirs too.




There's alot colourful trishaws here too. Rm40 for an hour. Rm25 for 30 mins. We took the latter just for fun.

Then its time to look for lunch! I wanted to try some baba nyonya food. And we found a shop at Jonker Street that offers Baba Nyonya food.


I ordered Ayam Ponteh out of curiousity. Oink had Pineapple fried rice (What a boring choice 'x', so it I won't post photo of it). And we also ordered shrimp paste brinjal.





And it was delicious. So nice I tell you. Just looking at the photo makes me hungry now. We then walked back to the hotel to rest a while. It was a very hot day.



After that, we walked out and bought tickets for the duck tour. Its a special amphibian vehicle that can be driven on land and also serve as a boat on water. The tour took around one hour. We are brought around the city and a short cruise on the melaka strait.



I never seen people trying to fish like this before.


After the duck tour. We then walked to the nearby Dataran Pahlawan mall for some shopping. The mall is quite big and surprisingly, I bought more stuff here than at KL.



For dinner, we went to Ban Lee Siang Satay Celup at Jalan Ong Kim Wee as recommended by KY Speaks. The place was packed. We were at first in awe on the amount of food all those people can eat. I think a table full of young boys that sat near us ate hundreds of those satay celup. It was then we found out its 60 cents each. WTF so cheap 'x'. Where to find in Kuching??? No wonder those people eat like its free 'x' We left the place contented, full and satisfied. Sorry, there's no photo for the satay celup. We were hungry 'x'.



The next day we woke up a bit later. Laze around, took our sweet time with breakfast. Then we walked again to Jonker Street to buy some souvenirs.




I was really pleased when I see Nice Coach bus arrived at the platform at Melaka Sentral. It was really pretty with purple colour exterior and the seats were all in purple. It was the nicest bus ride I have ever taken. Free drinks were offered. So I enjoyed my book reading while eating chips in the bus. It was really relaxing.





Next post= Cuti- Cuti Malaysia : Cameron Highlands

5 comments:

kyh said...

i <3 malacca! luckily i hv a fren with a home just 5 mins from the dutch square! hehe

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KY said...

hahaha sorry that u had bad chicken rice balls, try again next time. :D

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