We did a short getaway over the weekend to Malacca with my parents over the weekend.
Malacca has lots to offer but our last trip was more than 5 years ago. So we were quite lucky and thankful to have taken Luxury Coach because a guide was on board to share much about Malacca and its attractions when we were en route after Woodlands Checkout to Malacca. That helped to frame our expectations and refreshed some of our memories of the beautiful place.
While the speed of eating was definitely slower this time, we still managed to try a few things 😀
We took an 8am Luxury Coach to Malacca, with a 25-minute break at Yong Peng. This was also the time for some late breakfast. The Yong Peng stop is like a mini food court with many stalls selling simple Chinese and Muslim food. We opted for a nice plate of Chicken Noodle, which was surprisingly delicious with springy noodles and tender chicken, and of course a cup of kopi-c-kosong for hubby.
The bus carried on and we arrived at Hatten Bus Bay at 12.30pm, thanks to super fast clearance at customs (no queue) and the rather smooth traffic into Malacca. We were told that sometimes the jam into Malacca could take hours. I guessed coming here on a weekday does help. 🙂
We checked in Hatten Hotel, freshened up, then late lunch at Food Paradise at Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall.
Had a slow stroll to Jonker Street, and did a break at the famous and ever popular Jonker 88, which was famous for its chendol. Somehow, we didn’t find the chendol this time round to be as good as 5 years back though the assam laksa still packs a punch.
It was slowly evening time and we then strolled along Jonker Street and basically, just eat eat walk walk. Visited the famous Cheng Hoon Tng in Melaka, and also stopped for a small break at one of the hipster cafe (and doubles up with laundry service!) in Melaka, Ola Lavanderia Cafe.
Fridays and Saturdays are when Jonker Street comes alive with stalls and stalls lining along the street for the night market. As we strolled, we observed some stalls were just setting up while some were already up and running with lots of household items, toys, gadgets and of course food to offer!
It was then back to hotel for a relaxing spa after a sumptuous dinner!
- Hatten Hotel – Though the coach drop off and pick up was supposed to be at Hatten Hotel Melaka, in reality, we were dropped off and picked up at the bus terminal just outside Estadia Hotel (also by Hatten), which was a short 3-minutes walk to Hatten Hotel (just past 7-11).
- Ola Lavanderia Cafe – Jalan Tukang Besi, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia