[Pixels of] Red Buildings and Their History.

Two words. Whirlwind holiday!

Arrived in Malacca just after midnight last Saturday and checked into a hotel with the whole family. It had been awhile since we had all 6 of us gathered in one place. So we started Sunday with breakfast at Medan Samudera to make sure we had enough energy for a full day walking tour.

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Duck Tours

Right after breakfast we jumped into an amphibious vehicle, the Quacker. The bus/boat is a bright yellow colour and it attracted a lot of attention when we were around Malacca town.

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Duck splash

I was a bit nervous when the vehicle finally splashed into the sea, afraid we might sink. Hehe. But all was well and the view from the Quacker was amazing.

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The walk to Jongker Street by the river

We then walked along the river and took in the unique sight of old buildings and the fort. It was quite a workout, but it was worth the feet ache and sweat.

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Durian Cendol & Ochado

Right at the start of Jongker Street are the Durian Cendol shop and Ochado. The durian cendol was yummy, and it was housed in a huge red building with white shutters and lanterns.

Ochado sells drinks like Pearl Milk Tea, just like Chatime but the cafe was a bit different as they allow customers to write on the walls with multi-colored chalks. We all wrote our names and hope to return soon.

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Jongker Street Market

The street market is not for the faint-hearted. There are gazillions of stuff to see. From souvenirs to paintings to bag to girly accessories to food to phone covers etc etc. I can go on forever. The street market is a lot more fun than the Batu Feringghi Night Market.

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Cheng Ho Museum

We’re a very curious family and we do have a great time in museums. Cheng Ho Museum span 8 shophouses and there was even a life-sized giraffe in the museum! A part of the museum was shaped like the insides of a ship. And there’s a photo of me just chilling ya know, by the ancient well. Lol.

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Mahkota Square

Around lunch time, we walked around Mahkota Square and found this really amazing graffiti of a girl spy. We even discovered a cool hotel named Zzz Hotel which had very affordable room rates.

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Our Malacca trip ended right after dinner and we headed back to KL.

Kenanga & Quan’s

Sunday was Shopping Day!

Kenanga Wholesale City is a heaven for the six of us. Everything is ridiculously cheap when you buy in bulk, which was really easy for us as everybody had to only grab one thing in one shop and pay together. The more you buy, the cheaper it is! How ridic is that? Yone and I went crazy grabbing shawls and running everywhere.

We then had dinner in Quan’s Ice Cream Shop in Desa Pandan which had frames of cute photos and posters on the walls. The menu comprised Chinese Food and I loved the Ginger Chicken Rice.

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Lastly, thank you parents for the amazing holiday and sisters/besties for the endless noise and laughter. Also thank you Yone for the souvenirs; shawl and compact mirror from Qatar. 🙂

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