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A Day in Malacca

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Continuing from “A Day in Kuala Lumpur 2“, we decided to check out from the hotel early (immediately after breakfast) so that we can visit Malacca on our way back to Singapore. We spotted Philea Resort and Spa when we exited the expressway and went in to have a look. 🙂

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Philea Resort and Spa, seems like a quiet place to rest and relax.

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Close-up view of the accommodation at Philea Resort and Spa. Think the ambiance at night will be great!

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Swimming pool at Philea Resort and Spa. There wasn’t much guests around when we were there, think they might have checked out…

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It was almost time for lunch and we were already hungry so we stop by Restoran Famosa Chicken Rice Ball.

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The interior of Restoran Famosa – comes with air-conditioning. A relief to the hot weather!

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Chicken Rice Ball at Restoran Famosa. According to their website, the rice balls are moulded by machine so it’s hygienic.

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Dumpling Soup at Restoran Famosa.

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Fish Ball Soup at Restoran Famosa.

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Roasted Chicken at Restoran Famosa.

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Choy Sum & Roasted Pork at Restoran Famosa.

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Steamed Chicken at Restoran Famosa.

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Then after our lunch, we took a short stroll to the nearby “Tan Kim Hock Product Centre” to buy Dodol durian.

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Other then Dodol durian, there are also many snacks and food products for sale. Some of them are really nostalgic – products that we used to have in Singapore!

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Old historical scene of Malacca.

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Passing by a Chinese temple.

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YSL (Yue Sang Loong) selling Chinese raw medicine.

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Old style coffee shop – we still have something similar back home in Singapore but it’s getting less and hard to find. Maybe I should go take photos and blog about it before it’s gone…

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Provision shop at Malacca.

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Antique wares at Malacca.

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Heard that this is the famous Chicken Rice stall at Jonker Walk…but we already had our fill. Hehe! Next time!

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Spotted San Shu Gong (三叔公) so we went in to buy food products. Heard there is one San Shu Gong at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3 too!

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Interior of San Shu Gong – there was a lot of people inside buying stuffs and it was pretty hot as the air-conditioning is not working. This photo shows the quiet corner as I didn’t want to jostle with the shoppers. Haha!

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We couldn’t stand the stuffiness so we quickly bought our stuffs and left. There is a Lao Qian Ice Cafe near the entrance of San Shu Gong.

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Walking down Jonker Street in search of famous Chendol to eat.

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I didn’t have a gook look but think the stall is probably selling Ding Ding Candy

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Passing by a stall that sells ice cream shaped like an egg.

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Hokkien Huay Kuan at Malacca.

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Grilled cuttlefish – you can smell it from a distance away… 😛

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Finally reached our destination for ChendolJonker Dessert 88.

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Interior of Jonker Dessert 88 and it’s actually a cafe museum. Love the old nostalgic setting!

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In the shelves, there are many exhibits such as old currency notes, pots, artifacts, etc but I think majority of the patrons are concentrating on the food only!

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Waiting for our orders to be prepared. 🙂

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Cendol from Jonker Dessert 88. Nice! Think it’s because of the superb Gula Melaka.

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Ice Kacang from Jonker Dessert 88. My friend had this!

After the dessert, we went back to our car and continue our journey home to Singapore. We met with a massive jam at Johor Bahru (all the Singapore cars are going back!) and the vehicles were practically not moving at all. Then, we decided to break away from the jam to go for dinner first and hope that the traffic jam have eased. We were thinking too positively – the jam was worse after our dinner! We then decided to try going back by Tuas Checkpoint instead of Woodlands Checkpoint and to our surprise, there wasn’t any jam at all and it was so smooth. Lesson learned, next time just whack straight back from Tuas Checkpoint if we go to Malaysia during long weekends in Singapore, I think traffic will not be as bad as Johor Bahru even there is a jam! But crap happens too and you can be never too sure!

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