(Cont.) Melaka

I should have written this post way back in April but because of grandma’s admission to hospital on the day I left for Melaka, this has been delayed till now as I had to spend the last moments with her and dealing with her leaving was the most traumatizing moment of my life and till now, I am still unable to handle the loss of her presence from my life.

Now, I shall turn back time a little, to relive to happy moments back in April and to liven this wordpress a little from all those emotional posts that I have been posting lately.

ImageImageUpon arriving in Melaka by WTS coach at around noon, the coach dropped us at the entrance of our Mahkota Hotel Melaka and we decided to try our luck by checking in despite the checking in time was 2pm. To our dismay, our room was yet to be ready and that the previous guest have yet to check out. It was quite disappointing to hear that as Mahkota Hotel Melaka has 400rooms and after we checked in later in the day, we discovered that day’s occupancy was quite low as our block only had 3-4 roooms occupied. Thus, we couldn’t figure out why they couldn’t assign another room for us. Nonetheless, I managed to head down to the shopping malls to fill our stomach and dragged Siru to my favourite Baskin Robbins (the must-have ice-cream when I’m in Malaysia)!

Around 5pm and after a good rest at the hotel room, we headed out to Jonker Street for my favourite Durian Chendol that I have been craving for! (Cravings checked!)

ImageImageImageAfter satisfying my cravings, Siru and I continued to proceed to venture around Jonker Street and I realized that Jonker Street had shrunk in size from my 2 years ago visit. The auntie that sell yummy kueh bahulu was no longer there anymore. Plus, the items that were sold there were barely updated which was quite disappointing.

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This is my dinner from Hong Kong Kim Gary restaurant that was an unplanned meal as we were looking around for the famous satay celup restaurant but failed after combing countless streets in Melaka by foot. (You could totally imagine how exhausting it was!)

ImageImageImageNext day: Breakfast in the hotel was pretty decent with the usual fare like chicken halal sausage, poached egg toast, congee, steamed dimsum and juices, coffee/tea.

After breakfast, I decided to head down to the pool as the hotel had two mega big pools, it would be such a waste if I actually gave it a miss! Since Siru forgot to bring her swimwear, I had to head down to the pool alone. However, the downside of the pool was that the pool visitors were constantly giving me the stare for wearing a rather provocative swimwear although I was in a bandeau bikini top and boardshorts. As I was in Malaysia, I was probably expected to wear more covered swimwear… as a result, I didn’t stayed in the pool for long.

ImageImageImageImageImageImage(Pardon me for the unglam face as I didn’t really had a good sleep in our room, I will show you the video I took of our room later on and hopefully, you will get it.)

ImageThe super failed ootd: featuring a floral tee, shorts and sandals from Rubi, the reason why I wore that casual and badly fashioned because I was in Malaysia and the idea was to, blend in!

ImageThis was my lunch, at a nearby eatery.

Image Starbucks Matcha before we headed for last minute of shopping and then boarding of our coach back to Singapore.

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That’s our coach! With all the overly anxious passengers that they might not be able to board the coach!

Here’s the room tour of our room as promise!

I didn’t really like the deco of the room as it was really old and felt kind of creepy.

But overall, I did enjoy the trip with my food cravings satisfied (except for satay celup) and travelling have always been good with Siru as my companion!

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On A Road Trip

It’s the holidays, so I was staying in malaysia and I’ve decided to follow my aunt on their company retreat to A’Famosa and as well as a day trip to Melaka and Muar!

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Look at the gorgeous clouds that can be seen from the highway!

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On the roadtrip on a Proton car!

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Nice greenery right?

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 A round-about!

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A water feature greeting us at the A’Famosa resort!

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Condo D’Savoy! Where we are staying!

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A security entrance!

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Buffet Dinner at the resort!

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The food was terrible and even the pastries didn’t make the mark and weren’t even comparable to those bought from neighbourhood pastry shop! 😦

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Gorgeous fireworks from our room!

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 Morning view of the dining area!

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Golf area!

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Apartments!

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Lobby level of our condo!

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Lobby!

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The POOL!

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My cousin at the balcony of our room!

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On the later of the 2nd night, we drove down to Melaka for a tour around and went to Jonker Walk!

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The really crowded and popular attraction of Melaka, JONKER WALK!

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Kuih Bahulu! Really yummy!

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 Handmade LIVE!

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Looks good? 😉

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Steamed dim sums! 3 for RM2!

Just take a bag, poke 3 of your choice into the bag, pay and start eating!

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Some crafts being sold at the stalls!

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Really hottttt!!!!

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Handmade Kueh!

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The BEST chendol ever! From Jonker Walk!

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Every ingredient is at the bottom!

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It’s Durian Chendol!!!

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SHIOK ARH!

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It’s one for RM0.60 per stick1 So eat as much as you want!

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Next stop was MUAR!

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Cathay in Muar!

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The famous carrot cake in Muar!

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Here’s the carrot cake! It was so good!

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KUEH!

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Muar’s famous for it’s really red Char Siew!

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And we settle in this coffee shop for lunch!

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Prawn crackers!

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Pork satay is also the best street food in MUAR!

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Cockles satay !

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Wonton noodles are also a must try in MUAR!

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We ordered a big bowl of wontons and dumplings!

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Now, this is the BEST MUAR OTAH SHOP!!!

You’re so gonna in love with those otah once you take a bite!

No joke, they are real delicious and we bought like 2 cartons of them!

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It was the best road trip ever, especially being able to eat so many famous street food in Muar and Melaka!

“Sometimes, the best food may not be the most expensive food, it can be just a simple fare from a street stall and it can still taste heavenly!”~Me