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Highlight of my Short Gateway to Melaka 2022

During the recent school break, I decided to bring my family to Melaka for a short gateway. It has been 2+ years since our last visit to Melaka.

1. Stay at Estadia Hotel Melaka

Since its a family gateway, I checked for a rather spacious rooms which offers good rates. After comparing the hotels and reviews…I then decided to choose Estadia Hotel Melaka which fulfilled my criteria.

Location of Estadia Hotel

Estadia Hotel is also a sister hotel of Hatten Hotel and the price is more affordable too. Estadia Hotel is located within a short distance with Mahkota Parade, Mahkota Medical Hospital, Hatten Square, Dataran Pahlawan. It is also next to Hatten Hotel. Furthermore its distance to the popular tourist spot, Jonker Street is about 3km.

Despite visiting on weekdays, the Melaka town road is still so busy. Probably due to school holidays.

The hotel car park is shared with Hatten Square. Remember to validate your car park ticket at the hotel lobby for the free parking. In this case, we uses TouchNGo card.

“Experience authentic Baba Nyonya culture in a splendid Peranakan mansion-home styled hotel. A perfect blend of contemporary design meets traditional textures and motifs, revel in Estadia’s magnificent décor inspired by Melaka’s ethnic heritage.”

I booked the Family Suite which has 2 connecting rooms, even with 2 bathrooms with a good price of about RM330 per night for this suite.

I would say the rooms are quite cosy & comfortable.

2. McQuek’s Satay Celup

McQuek’s Satay Celup (Main Branch)

288 Jalan Parameswara, Banda Hilir, 75000 Melaka.

☎️ Contact No.:010-268 2998

🕧 Operation Hours:4:00pm – 11:00pm

(Closed on Wednesdays)

After getting some rest in our hotel room, we went out for early dinner at McQuek’s Sate Celup. I google search for less tourist place and stumbled upon this . You may overlook this place because it is located along the main road.

We were the early birds. Hence no crowd. I preferred this place over the popular Ban Lee Siang, because it is more spacious and more open air here. Hence I feel more comfortable eating here. Besides that, the service and taste was satisfying too.

Staff will constantly check on our satay sauce and refill them. Besides that the precook satay sauce is also available for sale. So that you can also DIY your own satay celup at home using their sauce.

3. Jonker Walk

Each time come to Jonker Walk also so hot and sweaty! HAHAHAHA!!

Discovered some interesting plaques from one of the shop.

Got attracted with these blocks. I bought one too….. with a different figure.

4) Sebungkus Melaka

Address: Lot G065- G066, Terminal Pahlawan, Jln Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Malacca

Operation Hours : 8am – 8pm (Open daily)

Phone012-969 7295


We did not go for hotel breakfast, but checking out this rather new makan place which is just a short walking distance from our hotel.

We had their breakfast set, which came with few options with an affordable price. We love the nasi lemak, the rice was aromatic and the sambal was good! (It was my lucky day….I got a double egg yolk in an egg). Besides that, the Char Kuey Teow was nice too with ‘wok hei’.

5) BESS Kopitiam

Address: Pusat Niaga, 7 , jalan PNBBU 5, Kampung Solok Musai, Bukit Baru Utama, 75150 Melaka

Operation Hours : 7.30am – 3.30pm (Closed on Thursdays)

Phone017-610 8055

I used to eat Nyonya Laksa at Jonker Walk, because its more convenient to eat and walk there. But recently I felt the taste has deteriorate and also expensive. Then I tried before at Donald & Lily, it was good but unfortunately it has closed down.

I google search for the less tourist one….. In resultant I was here at Bess Kopitiam.

Apparently, the Nyonya Laksa is a must TRY here. Even my Malaccan blogger friend will often dapao their Nyonya Laksa whenever she return hometown. The crowd here are mostly locals, the prices are quite affordable too.

Nyonya Laksa is a rich, coconut-based broth that originated from Melaka. The creamy broth consists of coconut milk. Tops with julienned cucumber, prawns, sliced fish cakes, bean sprout, hard boiled egg and bean curd puffs.

Looking at the color…. it was really rich, creamy and flavorful.

All in all, the Nyonya Laksa was the best, then follow up with Bihun Siam. They also sell the homemade Nyonya Pineapple Tarts, but taste average only.

6) Klebang Original Coconut Shake

Before leaving Melaka, we decided to stop over Klebang Coconut Shake for the popular coconut shake and some snacks. This place is often crowded. But probably because we were early and it was on weekday, hence there wasn’t much crowd.

The huge sign arch is pretty visible on the side of the busy road.

The coconut shake are freshly made. Ice+ Cocounut Flesh + Coconut Juice, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It was quite refreshing and also a thirst quencher drink on a hot and sunny day!

We also tried the Nasi Lemak bungkus, Bihun Goreng and Onde-onde. I would conclude that the coconut shake was good, whilst the rest were just mediocre.

Address: Lot 130, Solok Kampung Bahagia, 75200 Klebang Besar, Malacca

Operation Hours: Daily (11am – 6.30pm) , Friday (2.30pm – 6.30pm)

Phone013-399 4061

~That’s the end of our short trip to Melaka…See you soon…~

Noodle Doodle @Mamee Jonker House, Melaka

Located at Jalan Hang Jebat, one of the UNESCO heritage building at the popular Jonker Street in Melaka. It is easily sighted because of the big MAMEE signage. Mamee brand or Mamee Monster is not something new to many of us. Mamee Monster was a popular snack during my younger days. I like to smash it then add the seasoning powder into it and shack it. 😀

*feeling so nostalgic*

Do you still eat Mamee Monster noodle snack? Yes, I do.

During the impromptu public holiday, I brought my family for a short trip to Melaka.

At Mamee Jonker House, you could shop for merchandises or products, participate in their activities (Lil Monster Kitchen or Noodle Doodle) or even dine in their cafe which serve mainly local food.

Since I didn’t have a chance to DIY my cuppa noodle at Yokohama Cup Noodles Museum, Japan……why not trying it here.


Each cup is priced at RM5.20. You can choose between Chicken or Curry or Tom Yam flavor seasoning for your noodle later.

These coloring pens are provided there. Despite children, I noticed that many adults enjoyed coloring and decorating the cup too. I believed coloring could help to relieve stress.

Jet was patiently coloring his cup of instant noodle.

“I’m gonna color my monster in pink!”

Our limited edition cup 🙂

After you are done decorating the cup, head over to the “Packaging Station”, at the end of the room.

You will need to begin at Step 1. Step 1 and 2 basically about filling the cup with a piece of instant noodle.

Step 3 will insert the seasoning sachet into the cup.

Then, you are required to select 4 out of 6 condiments. Choose from dehydrated chilli, cabbage, chives, corn, carrots and green peas. Therefore you can custom made your cup of noodle with your favorite choice of condiments.

Sealing the cup noodle.

Cup noodle came out of the ‘Shrinking Machine’ was let to cool before collection. An expiry date was stamped on the cup. I noticed that it has shorter shelf life compared to those we bought from supermarket.

As we were leaving, we spotted the Mamee Monster mascot. Everyone was trying to take photo with him, while Jet was pulling me away because he is afraid of mascots. =_=

All in all, it was a good experience and a fun-filled activity to do with your children.


Address: No 46 & 48, Jalan Hang Jebat (Jonker Street), 75200 Melaka.

Contact No. : 06 – 2867 666

Opening Hours:

Monday to Thursday 10.00am-5.00pm
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10.00am-7.00pm





Sky Deck @ Hatten City, Melaka

Where can we go in Melaka? Most of the popular tourist spots, we’ve visited them before.

Thus, I discovered about this place upon doing some Google search.


*An aerial view of the location. Photo by Hatten City

Located at Hatten City , Sky Deck is adjoining to Element Mall. A mall that is quite big and new.

For hotel guests of Hatten Place and Double Tree by Hilton will get the privilege to enjoy free access to the Sky Deck.



However for non-hotel guests, you just need to pay RM15 per person (Introductory Offer) which includes RM10 F&B Rebate voucher.

After you get your ticket, the friendly staff will lead you to the lift and up it goes to 44th floor of the building. The lift was quite fast. We reached 44th floor within few minutes.

p/s: You can skip the group photo shoot if you don’t plan to purchase the photo.


So, I was at the Melaka’s highest 360° panoramic view. I am enjoying this spectacular view on a sunny day. Apparently the best view is during sunset. Perhaps, you can plan your visit during sunset then followed by a sky view dining here. hehe…..



Its a nice place to chillax.


At the observation deck, was so windy.

As you exit the lift at ground floor, there is a small souvenir shop in case you want to purchase some souvenirs.


The F&B consists of :-

  • He’ Feng Chinese Cuisine at Level 43 (fine selection of a la carte Cantonese cuisine)

  • Aromas Coffee Club at Level 43 (a place for coffee fix)

  • Gales at Level 44 (a semi-fine dining Western fusion feast)

  • The Drift at Level 44 (an all-day free and easy bar)


Too bad that I did not utilize the RM10 voucher. Hence I can’t comment much about that. Perhaps another round when I got the chance to stay at either Hatten City Hotel or Double Tree by Hilton. 🙂

I read some positive reviews about “Aroma Clubs Coffee”. I shall put this in my KIV list.


Continuation to the above, you can also spend some shopping time at the Element Mall, which is at the same building.

Claimed as biggest mall in Melaka. Quite new, but there wasn’t much shops yet.

I think the interior is quite nice. It uses Melaka’s Historical spots as part of the design.



Sky Deck @ Hatten City

Hatten City, Jalan Melaka Raya 23, Taman Melaka Raya
Malacca City 75000

Operation Hours: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Facebook Page:


**Good News for those born in Melaka!!
In conjunction to “Declaration of Melaka as a Historical City” on 15th April 2019,
you are entitled for Free Entrance on 14 & 15 April 2019 (10am to 10pm).

Hotel Review : Hotel Arissa Melaka

During end of last year’s school break, I decided to spend 2 nights at  Melaka together with my family. Although I did the online booking 1 month ahead, but there wasn’t much choice of hotel that has Family Room. It is either very expensive or its booked.

I came across Hotel Arissa Melaka, a boutique hotel which is quite new. The building has total of 74 rooms. If I’m not mistaken it was since year 2016. Read some positive reviews from the former guests. Hence I booked a Premier Room for 2 nights at around RM420 inclusive of breakfast. The hotel is located in Melaka city. So, I think location wise is considered good since its located in town.


This is the Hotel Lobby.


The check-in process was quite fast because I’ve already made payment when I did the online booking. However a security deposit of RM50 is required upon checking in. This deposit is refundable during check out.

If you are driving, you can park your car at the open-air car park just behind the building. It is free. I will usually drive and park at the hotel, then move around Melaka city using Grab car, to save hassle. hehe…..



The hotel’s lobby has many nice photo spots.


These old-school biscuits are available at the hotel’s lobby. And its free for guests! So, while waiting for check-in or your car to arrive, you can also munch on these biscuits. 🙂 That’s a very nice gesture.


The room looked new and clean. Furthermore the interior is nice and modern. I like the color combinations too. Premier Room sized  29 m²/312 ft² with 1 single bed and 1 queen bed.



  • no cupboard. just a rod with hangers
  • free mineral water (daily)
  • free instant coffee and tea
  • mini refrigerator, safe box, TV, hair dryer, kettle, mini size hair & body shampoo.
  • towels
  • Wifi


Don’t worry about the glass window of the bathroom. You can use the blind to have some privacy. hehe…




Daily buffet breakfast till 10am. The buffet spread was quite limited. But if you are not fussy, it is enough to fill your stomach too. Buffet breakfast is also payable on the post. If I was not mistaken it was RM15 per person.


Distance to Jonker Walk is around 1km. However Hotel Arissa do provide shuttle to and fro Jonker Street. Above was the time schedule.



Are you a fan of Melaka’s famous satay celup? The popular Ban Lee Siang Satay Celup is just a walking distance from the hotel. I would advise you to go as early as you can. (before 6pm). It will be quite crowded on weekends.

(Operation Hours: 4pm – 12am)


Other than Satay Celup, what food can we can within this hotel? There’s this nice cendol and Nyonya Assam Pedas Fish available at Living Water Kopitiam. It it located at a row of shop just next to the hotel.

Besides that, there is a convenient store attached to the hotel. But in case you needed drinks or snacks when the store is closed, there’s a vending machine in front of the convenient store.

A simple hotel suitable for short stay. All in all the hotel is not bad. But it will be much better if the room is slightly bigger.

Hotel Arissa

No.2 Jalan Pelanduk Putih
75300 Melaka

Tel:  + 606 288 0303
Fax: + 606 288 0305






Play Tourist… Melaka

Lets play tourist in Melaka! Just like them….hehe…

Visit tourists spot, take photos like a tourist, eat like a tourist, speak like a tourist…….

After visiting Zoo Melaka, to watch giraffe..we head to Melaka town. It was on weekday, so the crowd was lesser compared to peak seasons ie: long weekends.

Melaka is known as “Bandar Bersejarah” (Historical Town). Therefore Melaka is commonly chosen as the location for ‘rombongan sambil belajar’ during my school days. Is your school the same too?

We parked our car at this open air car park opposite St. Francis Xavier’s Church and walk over to Jonker Street for lunch. Hmm…not far..just about 5 minutes of walking distance.

Boat ride at Melaka river. Not sure what’s the price for a ride.

Noticed some new hotels here.

Wow….Hard Rock Cafe is now at Melaka!

At Jonker Walk on a sunny afternoon.

We wanted to come here for lunch. At Hoe Kee Chicken Rice to let my friends savor the Chicken Rice Ball. Too bad their chicken rice ball has ran out of order. They only have loose rice. Which I thought it wouldn’t be any special if we order loose rice. So, we decided to go to another shop. If I’m not mistaken, there are 3 or 4 shops serving chicken rice ball at Jonker Walk. Perhaps there are more.

We ended up settling our lunch at Famosa Chicken Rice Ball. I wasn’t quite satisfied with my lunch here. The chicken rice ball were not that tasty and firm as Hoe Kee. While that plate of roasted pork (siew yuk) was quite dry. T_T

Fancy stuffs that I’ve spotted along Jonker Walk. They are for sale.

This is one of my favorite Durian Cendol at Lao Qian Ice Cafe located at Jonker Walk.

Ochado is now available at Jonker Walk!

I like its nostalgic furnishing.

The Stadhuys at the heart of the historic quarter of Malaka.

We are on our way to St. Paul’s Church, skipping the museums. hehe…

St Paul’s Chuch is the church ruins located on top of St. Paul’s Hill. It was originally built in 1521, by the Portuguese. It became a fortress in 1567, until 1596. After the Dutch siege it became St Paul’s, before it was known as Nossa Senhora da Annunciada (Our Lady of Annunciation). It has been used as a burial ground for the Dutch.

In 1952, a statue of St. Francis Xavier was erected in front of the ruins of the church in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of his sojourn in Malacca. A day after the statue was consecrated, a large casuarina tree fell on it, breaking off its right arm. Incidentally, the right forearm of Xavier was detached in 1614 as a relic

View from St. Paul’s Church; Melaka town, Menara Taming Sari, the sea…and did you spotted a Star Cruise?

Interior of the church with Old Portuguese tombstones leaned against the wall.

Ahh…do you recall these? I used to buy it as souvenirs for my friends. You can request to write names or any wordings as long as the space is sufficient.

Remains of the old Portuguese fort A Famosa around St Paul’s Hill.

Then we walked to Menara Taming Sari with the fare of RM10 (for Malaysians) The 110 metre viewing tower was designed based on the legendary Taming Sari Keris. It will be the 1st tower in the country to have a fully revolving structure. The air-conditioned viewing cabin will be able to accommodate 66 people at one time.

And my friend bought this group photo for RM35! Huhuhu….

We were all quite exhausted walking the whole day..lazy to walk back to where we parked our car. Moreover we would like to experience the trishaw ride. I’m impressed on how they decorated their trishaw. Looks like wedding car. LOL!! A ride from Menara Taming back to The Stadhuys, the fare was RM15. During peak season, they’ll doubled the price!

Night scene of Melaka River, The Stadhuys, St. Francis Xavier’s Church.

We had our dinner at Portuguese Settlement, Melaka. We went to Restaurant No.88. One of our friend was having sore throat. Therefore we did not order any spicy dish. Else the Portuguese style cooking is pretty good. Above we had Butter Prawns (fresh and juicy prawns coated with creamy sauce), Fried Calamari(crunchy calamari with crispy batter), Salted Egg Crabs (not my liking.)

Mission accomplished! Alex’s friends has stepped into Melaka city although we do not have much time to cover more places. 😉

The not so attractive Zoo Melaka

When was the last time you visited our local zoo? Hmmm….butterfly/bird park not counted hoh. 😀 Too long till you can’t recall? I too can’t remember when was the last time I visited our local zoo. HAHA! The main reason is because our weather often too hot. Then the other reason what people usually commented is ‘the animals watches me instead of me watches the animals’.

Alex’s friends from Sarikei came over KL for a short trip. We planned to take a drive to Melaka for a day trip. Alex’s friend, Tony said he has not seen a real giraffe before. We laughed. But on second thought…our future kids may not know or seen a real chicken too instead of giraffe!

So, we decided to drop by Zoo Melaka before heading to Melaka town.

Today, I going to take you guys to Zoo Melaka. I’ll let the photos do the talking. Because most of the animals, I can’t remember their names. hehe…. the end of this post, you will understand why do I call it a not so attractive zoo!

booth displaying animals plush toy for sale at the entrance.

There is an entrance fee to this zoo. For locals (show your IC) RM10, but for foreigners – RM20. WOW! doubled the price. Kesian foreigners…

As you enter, you’ll notice the parrots.

Wanna take photo with this python? Of course its not free! There is a certain fee.

Small animals are placed behind this glass.

Ohh…this look adorable.

This pair of owl look cute or not? Really ‘cat head bird’ hor..(translated the name from Chinese) LOL!

Sang Kancil

Training the eagle for bird show.

Zoo Melaka is now open at night too. Want to go for night safari? No, thank you.

The one and only Malayan Gaur resting in its cage. Looks huge and tough!

One and only Tapir in its cage. The tapir look so kesian. Houseflies all over its body. It look so sad too.

Look at its cage. Only one mini dirty pool of water provided for the tapir. 😦

A pair of giraffe in its cage with limited space.

Tony! Nahh…you finally met your giraffe la…dreams come true lo..

I wonder how many hours does the horse need to stand there? Horse ride is available for RM5/ride.

Nice prints on these deers.

Hey..why this animal copy Panda bear’s color?! :-p

Wahh…this dunno what deer has so many wives accompanying him hor.

Deers again…..

Cows again….*yawn* This zoo surely likes cows and deers. There were actually summore deers..but I skipped them.

One and only ostrich in its cage. With almost botak feathers. Too much Ajinomoto in the food?

One and only Wild Cat in its cage.

The sleeping leopard.

The black panther sleeps like a log.

Now we are in front of Tiger’s cage. A pool of dirty water. There are 2 pairs of tigers placed in 2 different cages side by side.

Zoo Melaka1

So the Tigers look energetic? Why no Roarrr sound wan? I want to hear your macho roaring sound!

Can you spot the Lion? This lion sleep like as though its dead. LOL!

An intruder, monitor lizard came out from the bushes to greet us.

Crocodiles in almost dried and small pond.

Thanks for reminding us that your animals here are alive!

Bird cage that look like a haunted house.

The good looking Hornbill.

Alex’s friends said this white* hornbill look like one of their minister. I will not name it here. Could you guess the correct answer?

The empty bird cages.

Hello tortoise. Why did you soak yourself in the mud?

Sunbathing tortoises.

An Orang Utan

and his cage-mate. Both of the looked so boring. One was playing with an empty mineral water bottle, while the other one was wrapping itself with grass and coconut husk.

Sun Bear.

A cage with Chimpanzees.

Elephants. Looks like one family.



Zoo Melaka

The only animal that I see having much freedom and more lively are these Monkeys.

The Reptiles House.

Conclusion : Our weather is too hot and often humid, made me don’t feel like visiting zoo. Moreover seeing this zoo’s condition… I feel like taking the tram ride back to the start point and say bye bye. The cages looked so unkept. Alot of mosquitoes too. That’s all for today’s tour.

A Day Trip to MELAKA (Part 2)

[cont. from previous post…]


We walked for about 15 minutes from Jonkers Street. The price for each ticket is RM10 (provided you show them your MY Kad/ Malaysian citizen). Or else it will be priced at RM20.

Menara Taming Sari which located at Jalan Merdeka, Banda Hilir, Melaka was opened on 18 April 2008. The 110 metre viewing tower was designed based on the legendary Taming Sari Keris.

It will be the 1st tower in the country to have a fully revolving structure. The air-conditioned viewing cabin will be able to accommodate 66 people at one time.

Menara Taming Sari


getting ready…..


view of Melaka from the tower


5) Nadeje Patisserie Cafe, Mille Crepe

I’ve seen several good reviews on this cafe. As its famous for its crepe. The crepe is a cake form with many layers of pancake with fresh cream on each layer. It was my first time trying it. The one that we went is located at Dataran Pahlawan. The cafe was full. We waited for about 10 minutes to be seated. Worth waiting….

Hardly decide


Mango Yogurt (RM9) – Rich yogurt taste. Its very fluffy.


Rum & Raisin (RM8.50) – Not much of rum taste. It tasted more on raisin side.


Coffee (RM8.50) – With nice coffee taste.


Chocolate Strawberry (RM9.50)

All of the above are very nice. The texture is soft & fluffy. Yet the sweetness ain’t killing your tooth. A very good place for a tea break.


All the drinks above are from RM3.80 to RM5


Nadeje Cafe Sdn. Bhd.
Lot No. UB051, 052 & 053,
Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall,
Ljn Merdeka,
75000 Bandar Hilir Melaka.



A Famosa meant “The Famous” in Portuguese. It is among the oldest surviving European architectural remains in Asia. The Porta de Santiago, a small gate house, is the only remaining part of the fortress still standing. Took some snapshots just in front of the wall.


A formal pose


when the fun occurs


The Girls versus The Guys


7) Seafood @ Portuguese Settlement, Melaka

Our last pit stop of the day. Headed over Portuguese Settlement for our dinner. Without knowing where the location is; (never been there before) and all we got is the address. Good to have GPS these days. Lucky to have Kong’s voice GPS* to guide us there. (with an ang mo lady voice whom ask you to turn left, turn right, turn left right….LOL!). Don’t worry, it won’t lead you over the walls. Hahahaha….


Reached there at about 7pm. There is an open air area allocated for parking. Just pay RM1 per entry. Bear in mind; once you got down from your car, don’t be surprise they will be people kinda promoting their stall to you. Since there are 10 shops in total; therefore the business is quite competing.

Its actually located just by the sea. It was so windy & the sea waves are so strong.

View of the surrounding.

As the Sun sets



We chose this restaurant; as it was recommended by a blogger


Watermelon Juice(L) – RM3.50


Kailan with Salted Fish – RM8

Very nice smell of the salted fish. The vege doesn’t taste overcooked either.


Sambal Sotong – RM15

The sotong/squid is fresh. However the sambal/sauce is abit on salty side.


Baked Fish in Portuguese Style – RM32

The fish is the best! Especially the sauce they used to bake the fish. It combines really well.


Crabs with Salted Egg


Dry Spicy Crab

The crabs are priced at RM40/kg. You may pick your choice of cooking method. We chose it to be cooked with salted egg and dry spicy. Somehow; the taste are SO SO only. But the crabs are very fresh!


Lala(Clams) with Ginger & Cili Padi – RM15

We waited quite long for this last dish to be served. To our surprise; this dish is really good! Especially its gravy. A recommended one!


FOOD : 3.5/5

PRICE : 4/5


Stall No 4 (88 Sea Front Restaurant) @ Portuguese Settlement, Ujong Pasir, 75050 Melaka.


All of us were so loaded with great food. Took a slow drive back home. And there goes a fruitful day.  😉

A Day Trip to MELAKA (Part 1)

An impromptu plan we made.

Chose Melaka as the destination as it is near. Iternary was drafted last minute too. Googled for places to eat. I am very sure that we ended up more eating than sight-seeing. Eat at almost every stops. *blushed*


On Sunday; Ashley, Andrew, Wanyi & Yew Kong traveled from KL and reached my house at about 10.30am. We then traveled to Melaka; safely arrived and got our car parked at Jonkers Street at about 11.30am.



All of us were so hungry. Decided chicken rice ball as our so-called breakfast.



queued to be seated


The 3 angels; Ashley, Wanyi, Melissa


spicy chili sauce


Steamed Chicken with Soy Sauce


Rice Balls. Sized of a ping pong.

Rice are very soft. Chicken meat is rather abit hard. Somehow I preferred the one at  ‘Hoe Kee’.


KEDAI KOPI CHUNG WAH @ 18, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka.


After the chicken rice meal; walked around at Jonkers Street. Luckily it wasn’t very really sunny that day. Or else I will be perspiring non-stop. 😉

2) JONKER 88

A shop serving various noodles & cendols. The shop is often seen with long queues.


the interior


We ordered 2 types of Laksa.

Nyonya Assam Laksa – Its different from the Penang Assam Laksa. This is much more sour and spicy. Without the shrimp paste.


Baba Laksa – Creamy Curry soup. Nice one!


88, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200, Melaka
GPS: 2.199570, 102.246644
Tel: 019-397 5665



Under the sunny walk; a bowl of cendol is best to stop the thirst.

Amoy Yuan Yang Waffle; filled with pandan flavor paste.


Yummy Durian Cendol

For more detail; check out the post which I’ve blog last time.

Durian Cendol @ Lao Qian Ice Cafe


After the dessert; we walked all the way towards Menara Taming Sari (next post).

Wedding Anniversary at Philea Resort & Spa

In conjunction of my wedding anniversary on 26th September; Alex and I decided for a getaway to celebrate it. Its our 1st wedding anniversary. Instead of anywhere else; somehow we got seduced by the appearance of this resort during the MATTA fair on beginning of the month. The type of stay is rarely found elsewhere in Malaysia. They were offering promo of purchase 1 night and get the 2nd night for free. Without much hesitation; we bought the room package(Pavillion Villa) inclusive breakfast for 2. Erm..which resort I’m referring to?? Its Philea Resort & Spa, Ayer Keroh, Melaka; new resort which just established this year.

It is located barely 1 minute away from the Ayer Keroh interchange of the North South Highway, 90 minutes from KLIA and 20 minutes from the City Of Melaka. It is one of the premier resorts in the country which lies in the shade of forest giants.

We started our journey & reached there at about 1.30pm. Upon checking in; we were served with wet towels & a glass of welcome drink (with the taste of lemon grass). You need not worry about the walking distance to your room even if your room is located far from the lobby. Because there are buggy service to send or fetch you.

Perhaps I shall put them all in simple sentences. I guess the photos will meant more than words!

the main entrance

the superb entrance

the welcome drink-a signature drink with the taste of lemon grass/serai.

I was told that they uses lemon grass/serai as their theme. Even the bath soap, shampoo or lotion has that lemon grass fragrant too.

the lobby

buggy service to send us to our villa

From the moment we opened our room door; WOW…I was totally amazed with everything & the decoration they made due to our anniversary(I gave a call to the resort;few days before hand & told the staff about our celebration). Minutes later while I was  still busy taking photos; someone rang our room door bell. Alex opens the door and the staff brought in a cake with the label “WEDDING ANNIVERSARY”. I was so touched by their effort. I did not expect them to do so much. From wedding decos, rose petals to cake!

a yummy chocolate cake


Every unit are made of  Russian log wood. I’m pretty curious on the whole construction period.

our villa. we occupied the upper floor unit.

our room number. nice number. can buy toto. but never strike :-p

The super comfy king sized bed.

We slept soundly on both nights.

our room was nicely decorated

great bathroom.

view from our room (facing the waterfall & pool)


The most relaxing place I would say is the pool. Felt so calm & its so beautiful!

great piece of art


ran up & down just to adjust the proper angle for the self-timer….  😀


entrance to Spa

the huge ballroom – for functions,meetings or weddings

Unfortunately I couldn’t take any night view photos. As it was raining during our 2 night stay. Too bad..


the choices of food.

Breakfast for Day 1:

fried mee, roti jala with chicken curry, baked potatoes, porridge

assorted bakery/danish, aroma coconut milk rice@nasi lemak, sausages, meehoon in tasty clear soup & the aromatic coffee.

Breakfast for Day 2:

keuy teow in soup & omelet

nasi lemak & mee goreng

We are quite satisfied with the breakfast.

Do stay tune on my next post about our dinner there.

Overall we had a memorable stay. Thanks for putting an effort to decorate our room. Hope they can maintain the quality.