Last weekend, me and my cha-bo-lang went to Melaka for a short break.
I tell you ah, my wife really more daring than lim peh. Ever since she had the idea of driving up to Melaka on our own, I don't feel comfortable at all.
Of course la, driving to a place we have never been to before? Some more, we have read and heard of many Singapore cars were stolen when Singaporeans drove into Malaysia. 唔怕至奇！
We have argued over the issue of driving up or follow a tour and after many rounds of arguments, 老明以我那大嘴巴和查某人 negotiated 了 few rounds and the result was we finally drove up.
After passing the long jam at 2nd link (as it was a Saturday), we drove about 2 to 3 hours before reaching our destination.
We did not book any hotel room prior to our trip as my friend told us that there's no worries to book hotels in Melaka.
哇靠！We went from hotels to hotels and were told there ain't any room available due to peak period (it was School Holidays).
Luckily, we managed to get a room at a budget hotel (Accordian Motel), a really run-down room but what to do? Beggers can't be choosers so bo bian LL gotta check into it.
The 2nd day, we managed to get a better hotel (Hotel Mimosa) and check out from the budget hotel.
马六甲 is a 古都 and many of the historical buildings are preserved.
What can one do in Melaka? Eat 娘惹餐、see the ancient buildings, enjoy the famous Jonker Street and most important, relax.
Swee bo?Just round a corner, lim peh saw a cute shopIf the photos are not nice, it's because of my 水皮 photo-taking skill. The night scenes were captured better although photos can probably only show 50% of the actual beautiful feelings.
We went to a shop at Jonker Street which sells handicraft items and the owner is a jovial young man - Ray Tan aka Ah Long. His shop's name is Red Handicrafts.
During our 5 days 4 nights in Melaka, there are still lots of places and food we have not visited and tried.
We walked around Jonker Street, went to other small lanes, went to Mahkota Parade, we even went to the kampong along the seaside.
We tried the Asam Laksa, Wanton Mee, Melaka Popiah, local Mee Goreng, Rojak, ate the famous long queue Lok-lok etc.
郑和博物馆、Nyonya 老房子、Jonker Street 还没走完、Ba ba laksa、Nyonya Food、Otak-otak、马六甲的黑面等等。
Melaka, we will be back......... soon.
lim peh kong wan liao
A happy note: We were lost in our driving and we couldn't seem to be able to drive back to our hotel thus we stopped our car at the roadside and seek help for directions from a man who was working in a tyre shop. The man was so nice and he rode his motorbike and lead us to the correct road which then led us back to our hotel.
A not-so-happy note: We parked our car at the roadside and went into the shop to purchase some stuff and guess what? We kena a parking fine. DUH!