Apr 17, 2014

stadthuys & st paul church . malacca

We went to Stadthuys or The Red Square, the historical structure situated in the heart of Malacca Town behind the Queen Victoria's Fountain for the last part of our weekend getaway. The Fountain was completely built in 1901 by British to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty's reign.  

Later, we climbed up to St. Paul's Church ruin at the top of St. Paul's Hill, which was originally called Malacca Hill. 

The ruins simply reminded me of my last trip to Ruins of St. Paul's in Macau.

I was caught spell bounded with a lady who dresses like ancient traveller and the old Portuguese tombstones in the church ruins. As the quote by Marcus Aurelius goes, the soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts. She def added some colours to my historical journey in the ruins.

I really would love to visit Malacca again! Thanks for the getaway. :)


Photographed at Stadthuys (The Red Square) and St. Paul's Church during Malacca getaway with Cheeky last weekend.


backdated / Mar 30, 2014

Apr 14, 2014

colourful jonker walk . malacca

Today, we will move on to the later part of our Malacca getaway. Thanks goodness that we managed to catch the sun for a leisure stroll along the Jonker Walk. There were a few years in my life which I opted out of durian until the recent years that I am quite fancy over it again. Oh my god, I couldn't forget the delicious durian puff and mochi from Durian Cottage that we had early in the morning. Too delicious till we finished them off by the roadside. Laugh.

Later, we went on with lunch at Jonker 88. Jonker 88 is a cultural entity in the form of museum cafe, served with cultural uniqueness of Malacca folk foods and beverages with inherited home-made recipe.

We tried the famous Nyonya cuisine - Baba Durian Chendol and Sago Gula Melaka.

From top to bottom, we have Baba Laksa Kahwin Nyonya Asam Laksa, Minced Fish and Prawn Gravy Dry Noodles and Fish Fillet Soup. Unlike typical laksa in Singapore, this bowl of delicacy def soothe my craving for Penang Asam Laksa!

Later, we found another gem, Mamee Jonker House in the Jonker Walk. Didn't know they have Mamee Cafe as well until I googled it after we back from Malacca. What a miss!

The miniature of how Mamee is manufactured from
(1) mixing
(2) rolling
(3) slitting
(4) steaming
(5) cutting
(6) seasoning shower
(7) frying
(8) cooling

And lastly, (9) packaging into each small pack of Mamee that you might holding on hand while reading this post. A huge process behind no?

The time is running short before we board the shuttle bus to Singapore. We have to bid Mamee Jonker House a big good bye and headed to other hidden gems along the Jonker Walk.

There is this Orangutan House which is worth visiting for the internationally recognized artist Charles Cham's paintings. However, this is the only shot that I managed to share with you guys before I realized that photography is strongly prohibited in the studio. 

I am truly in love with Malacca for its laid-back living and culturally rich street elements, just like my hometown Penang.

The only souvenir I purchased from the trip. I got my mom a mini rooster covered ceramic bowl as I remembered she likes it a lot when we saw a similar one at relative's house during last CNY.


ps. till then, before we headed to the last post of Malacca getaway on A Famosa and St. Paul's Church!


Photographed at Jonker WalkJonker 88 and Mamee Jonker House during Malacca getaway with Cheeky last weekend.


backdated / Mar 30, 2014


Jonker 88
Location
No. 88, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200, Malacca, 75200, Malaysia.

Contact
+60 19-397 5665

Website
http://www.jonker88.com/

Mamee Jonker House
Location
No. 46 and 48, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Malacca, Malaysia.

Contact
+606-2867666

Website
www.mamee.com