What can you do in Malacca? (15 Must-Try stuff in Melaka!)

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Hello Readers,

So today I will be sharing with you what are the things that you can do in MALACCA~!!!

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Let me introduce to you our FOXIES Minus 1 explorer for today~!

We have CAPTAIN: Casper , Vice Captain: Yang Hui (Kiko) and Me as the Event Planner: Gerlyn :) 0002

Things you need to bring for a road trip:

1) A selfie camera so you can take selfies!

2)Passport – Remember to apply for Visa

3) Ukulele – So you can sing & dance in the car

4) Snacks / Water / Pillow / Blanket …… etc etc….

Lastly…. 5) MONEY~! If forget to bring anything then have to buy lor! 0002a

This journey to Malacca is about 3hr…

 

And now…. Let me bring you to MALACCA.

Malacca can be also know as Melaka (Malay Spelling). A little history class here.

“Where it all began”. Melaka (Malacca) is rich with history. It was founded by an exiled prince from Sumatera (Sumatra), Parameswara, in 1400. From a port, it grew into an empire streching to Johor in the south, Perak in the north, and the eastern coast of Sumatera in the west. It thrived as a port-of-call to many a ship and merchant from China, India, Arab and South America. In 1511 it fell to the hands of the Portuguese followed by the Dutch in 1641 after a fierce battle. In 1795 Melaka was given to the British to prevent it falling to the French when the Netherlands was captured during the French Revolution. It was returned to the Dutch in 1818 under the Treaty of Vienna but was later exchanged by the British for Bencoleen Sumatera (Sumatra). From 1826 onwards it was ruled by English East India Company in Culcutta together with Singapore and Penang under Straits Settlement administration. After World War II, anti-colonial sentiment bred in the country among the nationalists, the result of which the proclamation of Independence by his Highness Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra al-Haj, Malaysia’s first Prime Minister, at the Padang Pahlawan (Warrior’s Field) at Bandar Hilir, Malacca on 20th February 1956. -quoted from http://www.malaysiatrack.com/2009/06/melaka-malacca.html

 

So now we have come to the main topic today!

What can you do in Malacca? (15 Must-Try stuff in Melaka!)

So what exactly can you do in Melaka? What is the 15 must-try stuff in Melaka?

Usually people say, “Must eat Cendol, must eat chicken riceball, must go Jonker Street eat peranakan food (nyonya style) etc etc..”

Very traditional itinerary for a Malacca trip. But today I am gonna show you the unconventional & innovative things you can find in MALACCA~!

Malacca is no longer a historical place only. Not just a place for history lesson.. You can play & have fun here too~!

So what exactly you MUST DO in Melaka?

Let Ger’z World show you today~!


 

Number 1) Visit Hello Kitty Café

Shop Name: Theme Home Sweet Home

Address: No.19,Jalan Hang Lekiu, 75200 Malacca, Malaysia

More info:

Situated along Jalan Hang Lekiu, Theme Home Sweet Home offers cosy and modern accommodation within a convenient 100 metres from Jonker Street. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the entire property.

Fitted with carpet flooring, air-conditioned rooms feature unique and colourful themed décor. Facilities include a minibar and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The en suite bathroom comes with shower, hairdryer, bathrobes and free toiletries.

Theme Home Sweet Home has a gift shop selling specialised themed products. Free parking space is available for guests who drive (must come early to secure the parking lot), while complimentary breakfast is served daily at the restaurant located nearby.

 

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The setting of the cafe is very nice and sweet due to the Hello Kitty wallpaper. However the kitchen area is a little messy. 005

Must do stuff: Take Selfies with the wallpaper. 006

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Food waiting time is about 1 hr due to a lack of manpower on the day of visit. But the food is incredibly yummy!
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Must order food: Tomato, Scrambled egg, Hash brown and also their hotdog! 009

And lastly, take more selfies :P 0010

Preferred Hotel: Holiday Inn Melaka

-Great service!

-Complimentary Shuttle bus to Megamall

-Nice pillow

-Friendly bell boy

-Nice cafe with good cakes
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As a ★★★★ Hotel, the kind of service they provide is totally up to standard! 0012

The room itself is pretty big and it has a bathtub too. 0013

Pillow has different hardness too, Soft, Medium, Hard for you to choose from..0014

Bellboy is extremely friend and helpful too. Room service is awesome too. 0047

They have a nice cafe which sells nice cakes. We ordered Pistachio New York Cheese Cake and we are entitled to a 15% discount because we are the hotel guest.
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The celebration today is to celebrate Kiko & Gerlyn Friendship Anniversary of Seven Hundred and Seventy Seven day! 777days!

The next celebration is that hubby & I got married for 77 days already! Seventy Seven~! :)

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 Cheers to some apple ciders sponsored by Somersby.

NEXT…. Must do in MELAKA Holiday Inn Hotel!

Number 2) Enjoy a morning swim in Holiday Inn Melaka Infinity Pool~!
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Grab your coolest bikini, grab a friend for a morning swim! From 8am – 10am, the pool is the quietest! As if me & kiko has it as a private pool!
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Grab your camera and take some selfie… 003

Maybe there is 2 more guest in the pool but still the pool is so nice that you hardly have any photobomb! 004

After a good swim, i bet you are feeling hungry too~!

Number 3) Enjoy the best 4 star hotel breakfast from 7am to 11am. 005

They have huge variety of good food here and you will have a hard time choosing. 006

Personally I prefer this noodle counter! I have so many noodles and ingredients for you to choose from. 007

My favourite is this Clear Soup Maggie Mee.. I had 3 bowls of it! And you must try their Omelette too~! Unlike some hotel, Holiday Inn Breakfast actually have someone to do table setting for you and clean up your table as long as you are finished! 008

They also give out FREE COOKIES to check out guest! And this is why we love Holiday Inn!
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Preferred Shopping Mall: Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall 0016

Next up in my must-visit list is…..

 

Number 4) Visit Food Paradise (food court) in Level 4 of the Megamall

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The olden days street setting allow us to go back in time to the 80s! Agogo & retro style! 0017

It would be able to have some nice photos captured here too. What’s best about this Food Paradise? It is fully air-conditioned! 0018

The food is also yummy too. Kiko Highly recommend: Claypot rice for main course! 0019

I recommend: Papaya Milk Shake plus Japanese Popiah as appetizer! 0020

As for dessert, WE ALL RECOMMEND this Durian Egg Pudding! Made using real D24 durian! 0021

It’s smooth, it’s silky and the durian taste is so rich! Yummy x1000!

If you are not a Durian Fan, fret not! I recommend you to VISIT…..

 

Number 5) Try out Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt New Taro-flavoured yogurt! 0029

Their yogurt is weigh by grams so you can take as much as you like! No more restriction for 1 small bowl! 0030

I pick and mixed Taro (New Flavour) , Vanilla and also Green Apple Frozen Yogurt! 
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The setting is also very pretty so first let me take 12 selfies :)

After all the makan session, what can you go in the Megamall?

 

Number 6) Visit Coral Wonderland – Under Water World Melaka0024

After visiting the marine life, you can go back to the 80s…

Number 7) Play Tikam Tikam Funfair games

Location: Right outside the Underwater world!
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You can play shooting game using rifle and darts throwing games too. 0026

See how Yang Hui Kiko fared in these games! Next time better not 得罪 her..

After playing, it is time for…..

Number 8) Shopping Time~! 
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Not alot of photos taken here because I am busy shopping! 

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After shopping what can you do?

Number 9) Must visit Christ Church Melaka0039

Standing exactly as it has always been since 1753, the church is testimony to Dutch architectural ingenuity. Take note of the church’s handmade pews, ceiling beams constructed without joints. Brass Bible, tombstone written in Armenian and ‘Last Supper’ in glazed tiles. http://www.malaysiatrack.com/2009/06/melaka-malacca.html

 

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Get to take alot of pictures here due to the nice characteristic of buildings. Machiam like a 摄影基地!0034

Very malacca style… 0035

Take some photos with the Train and act as if you can stop the train from running you over~!

“I will stand infront of the train for yaaaaa….” 
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Number 10) Take a Rickshaw Ride @ Infocraft Center

It’s the handicraft promotion center where quality products such as batik, canes, bamboo, ceramics and other wares are carefully selected as exhibits based on workmanship and design. Made by local craftsmen, the products can be purchased as souvenirs. The centre also has an archieve corner to enlighten visitors on the subject local handicraft. The centre is open from 9 am – 5 pm everyday except public holidays.

 

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Be it day or night, sitting on the rickshaw gives you a very different feeling. 0038

You can choose rickshaw of your own choice and bargain for the price you deem suitable. I am going to try this Hello Kitty Rickshaw~! Bye!

Number 11) Look for this Windmill outside Jonker Street to take artistic photos 
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Number 12) Visit Jonker Street 

A deninite haven for antique collectors and bargain hunters. Authenticartifacts and relics, some dating as far back as 300 years, can be found among a host of interesting collectibles, each with its own history and mystery. Jalan Hang Jebat (Hang Jebat Street), formely known as Jonker Street os known worldwide among famous antique collectors as one of the best places to hunt and bargain for antiques

 

 

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Enjoy the 夜市人生 here… Bargain for great deals and take some pictures with the statues too.
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Number 13) Enjoy a bottle of Soda Pop @ Jonker Street! 0043

Number 14) Visit Maritime Museum & Take photo with this Flor De La Mar Portuguese ship that Sanked. 
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The museum is constructed after ‘Flor De La Mar’, the Portuguese ship that sank off the coast of Malacca on its way to Portugal. With its hull laden with invaluable treasures seized from Malacca, the ship was doomed from existence had it not for the efforts to revive its symbolic significance to Malacca’s heritage. At the museum, visitors can get a closer look at Malacca from the famed Malay Sultanate of the 14th century to the Portuguese era, the Dutch era and the British era. There are exhibits of foreign ships that had once called at the port of Malacca during the height of its martime hegemony. http://www.malaysiatrack.com/2009/06/melaka-malacca.html

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LASTLY~!!

Number 15) Visit Melaka Wonderland!

 Melaka Wonderland Theme Park is approximately 15 minutes from Melaka town,
1.5 hours from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and 3 hours from Johor and Singapore.

E-mail : enquiries@melakawonderland.com.my / http://www.melakawonderland.com.my/?id=9
Address : Melaka Wonderland Theme Park & Resort
Lot PT 17178, Lebuh Ayer Keroh,
Hang Tuah Jaya
75450 Ayer Keroh, Melaka

Water Park                     Weekday  Weekend           

  Adult                              RM31.50   RM36.00
Child                               RM24.75   RM30.40
  Senior Citizen/OKU               RM18.00   RM18.00

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They have a lot of slides and very little restrictions on clothings, googles and even cameras and hand phones! 012

So we took alot of photos too! 012a

Thanks Casper for helping us to take these photos too! 012b

They have mini slides for those we are afraid of water. 013

The best slide we loved the most if this WAVE RACER! 013a

Look at how much fun I had! 014

They also have a big wave pool too.. However the wave waiting time is quite long. 015

We also found a new friend here! She is from Johore~ 016So thats all on my post today~! This also marks the end of the AWESOME Melaka Trip~! :) Bye guys!

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