So today I will be sharing with you what are the things that you can do in MALACCA~!!!
Let me introduce to you our FOXIES Minus 1 explorer for today~!
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….
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
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.
Preferred Hotel: Holiday Inn Melaka
-Complimentary Shuttle bus to Megamall
-Friendly bell boy
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~! :)
Cheers to some apple ciders sponsored by Somersby.
NEXT…. Must do in MELAKA Holiday Inn Hotel!
After a good swim, i bet you are feeling hungry too~!
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!
Next up in my must-visit list is…..
Number 4) Visit Food Paradise (food court) in Level 4 of the Megamall
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…..
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?
After visiting the marine life, you can go back to the 80s…
Number 7) Play Tikam Tikam Funfair games
You can play shooting game using rifle and darts throwing games too.
See how Yang Hui Kiko fared in these games! Next time better not 得罪 her..
After playing, it is time for…..
After shopping what can you do?
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
Take some photos with the Train and act as if you can stop the train from running you over~!
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.
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 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
Enjoy the 夜市人生 here… Bargain for great deals and take some pictures with the statues too.
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
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org / 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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