Planning for a 2 days 1 night trip to Malacca, the historical city in Malaysia

This was the first time planning a trip. Well, when I was still in school, my parents planned trips for me and I haven’t really got a chance of going on trips with friends because I wasn’t allowed at that time. Then, when I entered adulthood, my boyfriend aka my hubby plans for trip for me. So, this was a new venture for me since I was free and still on a career break. In addition, this could be our babymoon trip. I don’t think there’s anymore chance for me to travel before the arrival of our baby (though we have booked the airplane to Singapore in September, sadly).

So, we decided to go to Malacca since we have not been there together before. It would be a foodie trip while getting some sightseeing in the historical city. It started with searching the forum and getting to know what other people say about the food and accommodation. From those posting, I got to learn about the quality of food, the crowd and also the importance of knowing the operation hours of the hawkers. I jotted down the names of the well known hawkers and some quality hotels. Then, I googled on the particular hawkers and hotels in order to get a clearer picture and comments about them. I also saved some of the pictures of the hawkers to get. The process took quite long –almost a day and that includes booking a hotel room.

And, the itinerary that I have come out with is as follow:

Malacca itinerary

 

Monday, July 23

Depart from home 9.30am

Estimated arrival time 11.30am

Brunch

 

Chung Wah Chicken rice ball

18, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia

Open Daily: 7:30 am to 3:00 pm

Baba Durian Cendol, Gula Sago Melaka and Nyonya Assam Laksa

Jonker 88 (next to Taman Warisan Dunia Jonker Walk)

88 Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka

Open Daily (Except Thursday): 7:30 am to 2:00 pm

Durian cendol and icy white coffee

San Shu Gong

33, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia

Open Daily: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

Mee suah

Pin Pin Hiong

Melaka 786, Lorong Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka

Tah Pau:

The largest pineapple tart in Malaysia

LW Nyonya Pineapple Tarts House

86, Jalan Tokong (Jonker Walk) 75200 Melaka

Check in Hotel, after 2pm

Courtyard @ Heeren

Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock  75200 Melaka
06-2810088

Places to visit:

Hard Rock Cafe Melaka Rock Shop

Opening Hours: Daily, 11:00 – 20:00
Address: 23 Lorong Hang Jebat 75200 Melaka, Malaysia

Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum

48, 50 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka

606-283 1273

The Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum is closed on Sundays and public holidays.

The visiting time is 10 am to 12:30 pm, and 2 pm to 4:30 pm.

Admission charges for Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum – RM8.00 for Adults

Attractions at Baba Nyonga Heritage Museum:

  • The Stadthuys (check out little stalls)

Jalan Kota, Melaka

  • Dutch Square (The fountain and clock tower)

Jalan Gereja, Melaka

** Clock Tower cendol Stall – Opposite the Clock Tower, Jln Laksamana (Open 10am – 6pm)

  • Christ Church Melaka (trishaw rides)

Jalan Gereja, Melaka

  • St Francis Xavier Church

Jalan Laksamana, Melaka

  • The Maritime Museum

Jalan Quayside, 75000 Malacca (located just ahead of the Stadthuys)

9.00 am – 6.00 pm
(Closed on Tuesday)

  • Melaka River Cruise

Jalan Graha Maju
Tel : 06-2814322/23
Operation Time
Daily 9:00 am to 11:00pm
RM 10 Adult

  • Jonker Walk (tah pau pineapple tart)

Dinner

Satay Celup

Restoran Ban Lee Siang Satay Celup @ Jalan Ong Kim Wee

45E, Jalan Ong Kim Wee, Melaka

5.30pm – 12.30am
Closed On Tuesday

Round 2: Naan and Tandoori Chicken

Bonani Restaurant

346 Taman Melaka Raya, Malacca, 75000.
(Next to Malacca Club and 7-eleven)

Tel: 06-282 0340

Opening Hours: 11:30am-2:30pm, 6pm-10:30pm Monday to Sunday

Places to visit (at night):

Menara Taming Sari (360 degree viewing tower)

Jalan Merdeka Banda Hilir, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia.

10.00 am to 10.00 pm – Daily

Mykad holder – RM10

Tuesday, July 24

Breakfast

Popiah, curry laksa and cendol

** Poh Piah Lwee (near hotel)
14 Off Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock,
Jalan Kubu,
75300 Malacca
Tel: 06 282 7175
Business hour 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
Closed Mondays

 

Or/ And

 

** Nyonya Laksa, Mee Siam, Cendol and pineapple tart (near hotel)

Donald & Lily’s Corner

Off Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock (Behind of No 31, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock (Heeren Street))

Off days: Mondays.
Operating hours: 9.30am to 4pm.

Lunch

Kedai Satay Xiang Ji (Pork satay) – can tah pau
50, Jalan Portugis, Melaka.
Very near to Jonker Street, opposite SRJK Pay Teck
GPS : N2 11.980 E102 14.801
Open from 12pm to 5.30pm

Or

Beef noodle

Restaurant Sup Lembu Tangkak

Jalan Merdeka, Taman Melaka Raya, Melaka (** Near to the two shopping complexes area)

Or, another branch: 8C, Jalan Laksamana Cheng Ho, 75000, Melaka (Business hour: 8:30am – 5pm)

Coconut Shake Klebang and Nasi Lemak bungkus (before go home)

Klebang Original Coconut Shake
Along Jalan Klebang Besar (next to Caltex Petrol Station)
Opens: 12.30pm-6.30pm daily (Friday: 2pm-6.30pm)

Dessert (can tah pau):

Mille Crepe

Nadeje Patisserie Café

G-23 & 25, Jln PM4,
Plaza Mahkota,
75000 Melaka.

Closed on Monday

Durian tart

Tart Tart Bakery

45 Lorong Hang Jebat

06- 282 1181

Operations Hours: Thursday to Tuesday From 10am to 6pm

Places to visit:

Dataran Pahlawan MegaMall

F3-96, Hatten Square,
Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir,
75000 Melaka.

Open from 10am to 10pm

Mahkota Parade Shopping Mall

Lot B02, Mahkota Parade
Part of Lot PT 487 & 489 Jalan Merdeka
Malacca,75000

Open from 10am to 10pm

Beach view (from Klebang Besar – Coconut Milkshake)

Optional

 

Bak Chang, Nyonya Cendol & Kuih

East & West Rendezvos
60, Lorong Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka
Tel: 016-634 6283 (Grace Tan)

 

Dim Sum – juicy pork bun (if want, only on Monday upon arrival)

Yong Moh Coffee Stall

32, Jalan Tukang Emas,
75200, Melaka.

Off days: Tuesdays.
Operating hours: 5am till late noon.

Wantan mee (at night only) – average

Kedai Makanan Dan Minuman Hong Sheng

Jalan Bukit Cina, Kampung Bukit Cina,

75100 Malacca

About 9pm to 11pm

Nyonya food – nyonya acar, sambal sotong with petai, telur cincalok, otak-otak (abit pricy)

Spice Cottage

171, Taman Melaka Raya, 75000 Melaka

Tel: 06-283 5040

Popiah with pork @ Jalan Bunga Raya

126 Jalan Bunga Raya, (In front of Madam King’s Departmental Store)

75100 Melaka

Operating hours:
Monday – Saturday: 1:30 – 8pm

Sunday: 1:30 – 5:30pm

Naan and Tandoori (Not able to make it)

Pak Putra Tandoori & Naan
Jalan Laksamana 4,
75200, Melaka.
Tel: 012-601 5876
Opens: Tuesday to Sunday (6pm-2am)

Heng Hainanese Chicken Rice Balls (alternative)
536 Jalan Melaka Raya,
75000, Melaka,
Malaysia
Tel:- 06-2836607

Seafood village @ Portuguese Settlement (see sunset)

–          J&J Corner Seafood Restaurant

Perkampungan Portuguese (after Melaka Raya) – too far

Jees Only One Mango Juice (Famous Mango Ice)

In Portuguese Settlement

Roast duck

Kedai Makanan Melo
154D, Jalan Bunga Raya Pantai,
75100 Melaka

Tel: 606-2849331

…………………THE END…………………………

After planning the itinerary, I went into my gps to search each of the location. Given that they are quite famous places, most of them are in the “POI” (Places of Interest). With that, we could begin our journey!

However, after returning home on the second day, which is today – I found out that:

–          Yet again, information on the internet cannot be relied totally. This is especially on the operation hours of the stalls. [So, NOTE that some of the timings that are shown in the above itinerary is WRONG!]

–          Most stalls at Jonker Street open after 11am; so there is practically lack of choice for early breakfast and thus we missed a lot of opportunities

Also, we have not been following the itinerary exactly because:

–          The weather is too hot for us to be out there walking on the street. We rather be in the air conditioned mall.

–          Hubby and I were not feeling too well. I actually fell sick the day before we departed while hubby had slight diarrhea on the day we arrived and gotten worse the next day.

–          The walking distances seem to be very far compared to the distances in the maps.

Of course, I felt disappointed as I was the one who came up with the itinerary after some research. Nevertheless, some commentaries will be given on the places that we visited in the next few posts. Stay tuned!

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