It was during the weekend of Laneway festival 2014 in Singapore, when Jake and I realised, while the music festival will most likely be there again next year, we on the other hand can never have too much cities too see. So we decided to take the bus and went on a road trip to one of Malaysia’s most quaint and charming cities: Malacca, because why not??
Our first stop was of course the hotel but fearing that we may not be able to do enough site seeing as we only had a day and a half, we hurried out even before settling down.[the hotel lobby]We had merienda cena at The Baboon House. Ranked 2nd best restaurant, among others in the city by TripAdvisor. Other than good veggie burgers, the eccentric interiors of the place gives wonderful ambience. It really pleased my eyes. Sadly, I can’t show you because taking pictures were not allowed inside!:(Dutch SquareHonestly, didn’t expect it to be so tiny, but anything with an interesting story would always be worth it to me! The plaza is also called the Red Square well because other than it being coloured red, it was also the center of administration for the Dutch, who seized Malacca away from the Portuguese, and stuck around until the British later on invaded the city. These flamboyant pedicabs are called trishaws. I don’t know if I am just really easily contented, but riding these trishaws, specially with cultural, upbeat music playing as we go around the city, was actually so much fun! Jonker’s Walk Night Market along Jalan Hang Jebat StreetA long stretch of carts and vendors selling Malaysian street food and other cheap finds, and street performers! This might actually be the liveliest place in the city, specially at night. For dinner, we pretty much just had a taste of whichever looked good. Then for dessert we tried out their cendol. A bowl filled with crushed ice, coconut milk, green noodles and sweet red beans, topped with gula melaka, a rich caramelized palm sugar flavoured with pandan leaves. Very similar to our halo-halo. This city is seriously so tiny that you can get everywhere by foot. (Riding in trishaws is just more fun tho!lol) Come 2pm, we already saw everything! And so instead of leaving at 8pm, we moved our trip back to SG at 3pm!I really enjoyed these chicken rice balls! They were my fave amongst all the rest.Going up a hill to check out the roofless St. Paul’s Church Trying my best to understand whats going on here. #architecture #suchpretentiousness hahaha The Sultanate Palace– actually just a replica, which also serves as Melaka’s cultural museumThe Forbidden Garden A’ Famosa Fort, a portuguese colonial structure and one of the oldest european- built structures in asia. Our last stop was snack time at Nancy’s Kitchen, an old restaurant located really near Jonker Street that sells addictive sweets and amazing Nyonya Laksa.
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