Early in the morning around 6am, we took our breakfast at Takashi Restaurant which near my house..After that, we started our journey to Malacca by riding Yi Xiu's "White Horse"..Hehe..Jimmy borrowed a GPS from his friend - James, on the way to Kuala Lumpur, we tried the GPS to test its accuracy..Hehe..The GPS will sound "Deng Deng Deng" when we exceeded the speed limit..Furthermore, it will alert us that there is possibility of speed trap ahead..Nevertheless, the alert sound is quite irritating especially when we are chatting in the car..:)
Around 8.45am, we arrived at Sungai Besi Toll..My Uncle is waiting for us for about 30 minutes..Hehe..After dropped Mum and BB, Jimmy and I were continuing our journey to Malacca..About 10.25am, we arrived at Hallmark Hotel..The outlook of the hotel is clean and new..We parked our car in front of hotel (free parking) and registered our name first as we could not check in yet..Then we walked to Hoe Kee Chicken Rice Balls to have our lunch..Finally, it is my "analog GPS" (printed map) show time..Hehe..
When we reached Hoe Kee, both of us are quite surprise because there are just 2 tables of customers..It does not have long queue in front of the restaurant as what I have googled..Hehe..We are so lucky! The friendly waitress offered us a 2 persons' meal which includes 15 pieces of rice balls and chicken meat..But we have reduced rice balls to 10 pieces and added one Black Bean Soup..We did not take any drink because we will have Cendol later..Hehe..
The decoration of Hoe Kee is more to nostalgic style..Personally I like it very much..It gives me a feeling of "Ip Man"..Hehe..For the food, the rice balls are really special and nice..When cut it into two, we can see that it is quite compact..For me, the chicken is so-so only..:) I felt that Ipoh Chicken is better..Hehe..And the soup, it is quite special and tasty..Total expense here is RM12.50 (Quite reasonable)..Overall, it is a nice try at here..
Hoe Kee Chicken Rice Balls
Black Bean Soup
After that, we walked to 88 Dessert to have famous cendol in Malacca..Again, we did not see long queue..We are really lucky!! Jimmy ordered one Baba Durian Cendol (RM3)..The house is decorated with nostalgic ornaments which are really attractive..Just like we are going back to old times..Hehe..Personally the cendol is too sweet for me..But it is very nice and special and the durian paste is really "wangi"..
88 Dessert House
Baba Durian Cendol
Then, we walked and enjoyed the nostalgic shoplots along jonker street on the way back to Hallmark Hotel..We came across Puri Hotel, Coconut House and The Baba house..We walked into Puri Hotel to have a look and take photos..Hehe..Next time if we visit Malacca, we will stay at Puri Hotel or The Baba House..:)
We dropped at LW Nyonya Pineapple Tarts House to buy famous pineapple tarts..In front of this house, they have the biggest pineapple tart in Malaysia which awarded in The Malaysia Book of Records..We bought 2 boxes of Taiwan style pineapple tarts (RM7 per box), which is rolling with the pineapple inside (Original and Pandan flavour)..
LW Nyonya Pineapple Tarts House
The Biggest Pineapple Tarts
When reached hotel, the room is not ready yet..We took a rest on the lobby sofa and watched National Geography Channel..Around 1.45pm, finally we got the key..The room is quite small but quite clean and comfortable..They have LCD screen TV, hair dryer, DVD player, personalized toiletries, coffee maker, air conditioner and astro channels..From our room, we could see the Menara Taming Sari..Hehe..A Revolving Tower view..:)
Hotel Check In Card
After a bath, we walked from hotel to Ban Lee Siang Satay Celup around 5pm..It is very near to our hotel..When we reached, again, there is just one table of customers..How lucky we are!! I brought Jimmy to visit here because he never try this before..Although we knew that it has hygiene problem, we just would like to try few sticks..At least we have tried it if people ask..:) They have 2 types of sticks: no color cost RM0.50 per stick whereas red color cost RM0.60 per stick..We ordered 2 glasses of herba tea..Total we have eaten 15 sticks and charged RM10..
Ban Lee Siang Satay Celup
Various Choices of Food
Then we walked to Dutch Square..We crossed River Malacca and reached Dutch Square..There is crowded by visitors..It is really a lively place..Visitors are busy taking photos..Hehe..Both of us took some photos then we headed to Menara Taming Sari..Hehe..On the way, we saw the Portuguese ship and Melaka River Cruise..
Finally we reached Menara Taming Sari..The first Revolving Tower in Malaysia..The entrance fee is RM10 for adult with MyKad..If without MyKad, they will cost RM20..Before queued up, there is a photographer takes photo with a night scene view as background..This 360 degree viewing tower can feed 66 passengers in a time..As the large capacity, just a 5 minutes wait, it was our turn..We are so excited..:) Inside the cab, it has air conditioner..When we at the highest point (80m), there is a staff who explains the historical of Malacca City in English..Hehe..We took many photos at the highest point..:) It took 7 minutes for the whole journey..I highly recommend this to my readers..It is quite worth and joyous..Hehe..
Menara Taming Sari
Eye On Malaysia
After we dropped down from tower, one the way to exit, they are selling the photo which they took earlier..The photo cost RM35 with a cardboard cover..For me, it is really expensive..Finally, we did not buy..
Then we walked back to Dutch Square..We took a rest beside of Malacca River..Of course, we tried to take some couple photos..Hehe..After that, we walked to famous Popiah in front of Madam King's Store..On the way, we saw an Indian mini mart, Jimmy bought me a plaster because my ankle's skin peel off till blood came out as I wore a new shoes..He is so "small heart" oh!! Hehe..
We crossed the famous Fried Oyster Omelette at Medan Makanan Bunga Raya..We did not order because we will eat Si Ham later..The time we crossed, they are just started their business..Hehe..When we reached the Popiah stall, few customers are queuing up..I got my number is 7..I ordered one small Popiah (RM3)..While waiting for my popiah, Jimmy and I took a cold herba tea..
After get my popiah, we headed to Capital Delicious Seafood which is beside Madam King's Store..They are famous with Si Ham, Clam and Taufu Bakar..We ordered one plate of Si Ham (RM1.50), one plate of Lala (RM1.50) and Taufu Bakar(RM3)..For me, the food is so-so..The special is their sauce..Total expense is RM6..:)
Capital Delicious Seafood
Then we walked back to Jonker Street..Along the road, we saw cars stucked in traffic jam..We are so lucky because we chose to walk..Hehe..At the entrance of the Jonker Street, there is one busker who will "stab" the coconut by his right index finger in order to sell his medicated wine..This show had grabbed and hold crowd's attention..And, it had caught our eyes too and we decided to join others to have a look..Hehe..It is really unbelievable!! This old man who really can stab the coconut just by using his index finger..Of course, his finger is blooding while he stabbed the coconut..All of us gave him a big warm claps..
After that, we had a walked along the lively Jonker Street..There are so crowded..There are a lot of special souviniers and food that you may not be able to find at others place..Hehe..We bought a "Magic Wallet" for each other as souvinier..:)
Crowded Jonker Street
Then we ate Wan Tan Mee at Chap De Keng which is opposite of SJK Pay Fong..The white sauce of Wan Tan Mee is quite special..For both of us, it is quite oily..Nevertheless, it is quite nice and cheap..RM2.70 per plate served with Char Siew and Wan Tan..
Chap De Keng Wan Tan Mee
White Sauce Wan Tan Mee
After eat, we walked back to our hotel..We crossed Tang House..Luckily, we did not book Tang House..It is because the performance stage is just in front of the Tang House..It is quite disturbing if you want to rest early..Hehe..On the way back to hotel, there are a lot of cars along the road..At first, we are quite worried the street is quiet at night..But it is totally different..Hehe..
After a bath, we ate the Popiah that we bought just now..It is quite different if compared to Ipoh Popiah..There is some "Zu You Za" (Pork Oil) within the Popiah which makes the Popiah very "wangi" and crispy..Personally I prefer Ipoh Popiah because not too oily..:)
Famous Malacca Popiah
The next morning. we took our breakfast which provided by Hotel..The food is just normal and the choices are limited..Since it is free (actually counted in our room rate), we just accepted it..Around 11.45am, we checked out and left Malacca..
Red Beans & Sausage
Fried Mee & Rice
Overall, I am really enjoy and happy during this Malacca Trip..Everything is running smooth..No long queue, no traffic jam, good weather and what we have planned had been achieved..Hehe..Mission Completed!!
Thanks to Jimmy who gave me a memorable Malacca Trip and be my chauffeur driver during the long journey..Hehe..
Malacca, we will be back!! :)