Tri-shaw Ride to Explore Malacca

The best way to enjoy the scenery in Melaka is in a slow and laid back manner, either by walking along the streets or by taking a trishaw ride.

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Lucky to have met the uncle who drove us around melaka. He speaks good english compare to other locals. Not just driving a trishaw, he was an exceptional tour guide too! Felt sorry coz I forgot his name but by any chance you spot him don’t doubt to take the trishaw ride from him. 🙂

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Tourist Information Center Melaka
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Trishaw ride is available for hire at the Stadthuys Complex, in front of Christ Church.

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Let’s now have this as starting point for visiting the old part of the town. Next to the Melaka river is The Dutch Square.

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The dutch buildings used to be painted in white until the British governor ordered it to be painted red.

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Had plenty of shots with this Victoria Clock Tower but none of those shows the clock. hahaha! (too late for me to realize though) lol :p

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The two most prominent buildings in the Dutch Square are Christ Church and The Stadthuys. Both were built during the Dutch occupation in the 17th century. Christ Church  functions as a church till today but The Stadthuys which used to be an administrative center for a few consecutive governments is now a museum.

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Watermill along the river, just beside the ruins of the old Portuguese and Dutch ramparts.

 

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As you explore the little city of Melaka you’ll learn about the rich heritage and history that has shaped the landscape and left a mark on Malaysia’s cultural lifestyle.

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The Maritime Museum located near the Melaka River bank is a replica of Flor de la Mar, a Portuguese ship which sank in a shipwreck in 1511.

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In front of the Architecture Museum is the old train and plane.

 

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A’Famosa Fort
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Fort A Famosa, a historical structure with an interesting history, was amongst the oldest surviving European architectural remains in Southeast Asia built by the Portuguese.

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Ain’t tired though! haha :p

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City view before taking the steep flight of stairs to the summit of St. Paul’s hill.

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Had a lot of sweat to reach the summit of St Paul’s Hill where there were the ruins of St Paul’s Church. But the site was worth it!

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Lining the walls of the ruined church were intricately engraved tombstones belonging to Dutch nobles.

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Roofless and covered in ferns, it was originally called the Nossa Senhora da Anunciada (Our Lady of the Annunciation).

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Though it has been in ruins for more than 150 years, it is a beautiful, breezy sanctuary (reached after a steep flight of stairs) set near the remains of A’ Famosa fort.

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This Armless Statue of St. Francis Xavier, built in 1953, stands within the complex commemorating Malaysia’s best-known missionary. St Francis Xavier, the missionary who introduced the Catholic faith to Malacca. Stories say that when Xavier was to be canonized in 1614 the Vatican demanded the right arm (this was the arm Francis used to bless his converts) from the body. When it was cut off, blood appeared to drip, 6o-odd years after his death; when the marble statue was erected in 1952, on the morning after its consecration a large casuarina tree fell on it severing its right arm.

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Definitely a good view of the city!

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Located on Jalan Laksamana, this century old Catholic church’s was built in 18th century in honour of St. Francis Xavier, a prominent 16th-century Catholic missionary also known as ‘Apostle of the East.

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The Famous Jonker street
How can a melaka trip be complete without visiting the famous Jonker street? Every Friday and Saturday nights, Jonker Walk would be closed to vehicular traffic. Watch the street come to life when the night market vendors took over the road.

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This  popular tourist attraction is littered with the tacky souvenir stores and plenty of restaurants. On weekend nights, the place is transformed. Traffic is not allowed, and hawkers set up their stalls for the Weekend Night Market.

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Quail egg lovers alert. Now you get them on sticks!
Take a bite while walking the jonker street.

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Passed by this cafe to have some drink! And this! Sooorry I forgot the name of the smoothie but It got this Nutella taste! Slurrp! :p

Jonker street is literally littered by food and souvenir shop houses.
And this JONKER 88 NONYA ASSAM LAKSA @ JALAN HANG JEBAT is a must try!

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Sun is a bit setting off.. It’s indeed the best time to take the ride from Menara Taming Sari (a revolving observation deck from a height of 80 meters).

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Menara Taming Sari (Melaka Tower) is located at Bandar Hilir, beside Dataran Pahlawan Megamall. It is the first and only gyro tower in Malaysia so far.  The tower revolves 360° to provide a panoramic view of Malacca town
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Got a bit of queuing by the time we came so the sunset view was only a dream.haha! But was able to see the panoramic view of Malacca at night.
Such a serene town looking from above.
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There you go! The dazzling trishaws at night.
This spot is just outside the Menara Taming Sari.
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Took again the trishaw ride to the boarding site of the river cruise for a finale night scene of malacca. (Sorry for the dewy look) lol
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It would be an incomplete visit to Malacca without cruising the Malacca river. This sums up the day! Indeed a nice ambience along the river and the lights are enchanting!

THIS MIGHT BE A GOOD TIP FOR ALL VISITING MALACCA FROM SINGAPORE.

How to Get to Malacca by Coach?

So if you were wondering how to get to Malacca, Book your trip coach seats from BusOnlineTicket.com. Easy breezy! The coach ride is about 4 to 5 hours long each way. 🙂

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Floral Top and leggings from Tokyo fashion 
Sneakers from Charles & Keith
Eyewear is my on the go transitional lenses
-sad to say, I don’t wear contact lenses =(

 

 

 

 

Melaka World Heritage City

A few months back, went to visit malaysia.
Melaka, where it all began. Exploring a World Heritage City.

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Malacca (also locally known as Melaka) is a small, friendly city that with many eye-catching sights. The city indeed is a mix of old and new, historical establishments and old shops stand side-by-side with shopping complexes and there’s just so many colourful sights in the city.

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It is easy to go around on foot or trishaw to explore the many places that make Malacca unique.

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You just can’t stop from taking cute shots from the paint job outside the building, is already an attraction on its own.

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The Orangutan House is owned by an artist, Mr Charles Cham who started his art gallery studio in Malacca in 1992.
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Didn’t really explore yet on the day of arrival. Was a bit too lazy after a 5 hours coach ride from singapore. And oh by the way, stayed in The Pines Melaka hotel. Will be having a different blog post about the hotel though for having such an awesome stay for 3 days in Melaka. Hope it can help you guys when you visit the heritage city.

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So the day of arrival was a day of pigging out and shopping. Yes you read it right! Far from singapore’s crazy food and shopping is a good place for those who don’t like to spend so much on clothes and food. (hey it’s me!)

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  • Dataran Pahlawan MegaMall
  • Mahkota Parade Shopping Mall

These 2 Shopping malls can make you spend your ringgits! haha

Nando’s Malaysia! Famous for PERi-PERi flame-grilled chicken.
My hunger pangs definitely was satisfied! haha

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Did some walk after pigging out and I just can’t stop from striking a pose. Melaka is probably the only place in the world that has ruins of both Asia and Europe. Beautiful architecture is just by foot. So don’t be a lazy bitch! haha :p

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And after some walking you need  refreshment. Don’t fail to try out Bikini Toppings! Location is at a less crowded corner of Jonker Street.
Somehow, even under a super hot sun, this cafe is quite chilling and windy.  Serves mainly desserts: Coconut Jelly, Coconut Shake, Ice Cream..

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It was a great day indeed! Back in the hotel for some relaxation and night swimming overlooking the city. Watch out for my next blog about The Pines Melaka.

 

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Will be having a separate blog about: Getting Around Melaka by Trishaw!
Tour Melaka in 1 day and you’ll see the must attractions!

 

 

 

 

Upside Down House Melaka

UPSIDE DOWN HOUSE :p

You should not think in a normal way though.
You need to think out of the box so only you can let your creativity go wild!

Just like a normal house, this one is divided into 5 sections; living room, kitchen, children’s room, master bedroom and bathroom. All of the furniture and decors are placed upside down.

Not much I can say about the amazing idea but it is all about creativity beyond word description!

Come let’s get inside!
Oooops! Shoes have to be taken out before entering, like any normal house. :p

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The living room.
Equipped with plasma TV,  sofa, coffee table, small cabinet and a phone and there is even some snacks on the table.
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Then there’s the dining area, along with the kitchen.
If you look carefully, there are mini macarons and donuts served on the table.
Counter tops complete with cooking utensils and an oven to bake.
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Ohh. Gotta do some laundry! haha
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And this one is for the kids. 🙂
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And the master bedroom.
Got work table, dresser, and make up some more!
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And what would it be without a toilet?
So here’s the toilet with a sink, mirror and toothbrush.

It’s a fun place for you to unleash your creativity! 🙂

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Upside Down House Gallery
G12&G14,Jalan PM 7,Plaza Mahkota,Bandar Hilir,Melaka, Melaka
 

Admission Fee:
– For Malaysians:
Adults: RM15
Kids: RM10

Senior Citizens: RM15
Disabled: 50% discount


– For non Malaysians:
Adults: RM20
Kids: RM16


Operating hours:
Mon – Thurs: 10am – 6pm
Fri – Sunday: 10am-9pm