Hello everyone! It’s Christmas today so Merry Christmas to those celebrating and a happy holiday to everyone! Weeee 😀
It’s the long weekend again and I’m pretty sure everyone planned to go for a trip with families and friends. As for Wan and me, we decided to go for a daytrip to Malacca.
Why Malacca? Well, it’s relatively near, they have awesome foods and we haven’t visited Malacca in so long. So why not, right?
We departed not so early in the morning but luckily the traffic was okay. However, the amount of people stopping at each R&R are just 😳. I was so excited to see one of the Petrol station has Costa vending machine but the queue is just too long that I decided to give up. We had some pastries for breakfast and then continue our journey.
Our first stop was Freeport A Famosa outlet. It was officially opened to public January this year. The place has good relaxing ambience and the landscape is really nice.
It was drizzling when we arrived, hence, the picture. It reminds me of outlets in the UK because there are outlet in Malaysia that is indoor like most malls. I don’t know if it is because I am so used to the super cheap outlet price in the UK or what, but I feel like most things there are not actually cheap because I still think twice looking at it 😂. Yes, it is less than the original price but not like ‘OMG this is cheap, I need this in my life’ kinda cheap. Haha
So, moving on, after the outlet, we headed straight for Asam Pedas Claypot in Jalan Kota Laksamana that is claimed to have the best asam pedas in town. Sadly when we arrived, it was closed 😂. Well, it was our fault that we did not check first. So, we looked for any good asam pedas place nearby and went there. I forgot the restaurant name but it was next to asam pedas selera kampung. These two shops are situated nearby the Menara Taming Sari.
Food was great. The asam pedas were to our liking and the other seafood were fresh. So yeah, it was worth it coming all the way from KL 😌. However, one of the worker of the restaurant is quite rude. She was like angry all the time and always blaming customer. I understand that there are too many people to handle at one time but you can at least make an effort to be nice right? Talk nicely and stuff. She has this ‘malas nak layan’ attitude.
Okay enough about the ladies. Now that we are full and happy, we decided to walk to the nearest attractions. First stop was ‘Muzium Samudera’, it is a museum about the history of Malacca and also about ships as the museum itself is in the shape of a Portuguese ship.
Next, we walked to the famous A Famosa. Along the way, you will see lots of museum such as the Islamic Museum, People’s Museum, UMNO Museum and many more. I just don’t remember the rest. Haha.
Here you will see lots of decorated trishaw that you can take for a tour around the town. Your other option is horse carriage ride which is cheaper.
Rate for trishaw is RM40.00 per hour and can fit 2 adults. This is standard and regulated by the government.
So we arrived at A Famosa. This leftover part of the fort is quite small and nothing much there really. But, next to it is a replica of the Traditional Malacca Palace, which you can enter with a price of RM3.00 for adults.
We decided to do a bit of climbing and went to St. Paul’s Hill where St. Paul’s Church is situated. It was so nice and breezy up there 😍 and you can see the beautiful town from top.
After spending some time on the hill, we made our way down and went to Dataran Pahlawan, a relatively new shopping mall beside Mahkota Parade and had some rest.
It was around 4 when we were done, so we decided to start our journey home because we don’t wanna arrive late in KL. Luckily we started our journey in the morning because we can see at the next lane that the cars towards Malacca are not moving because of traffic jam.
I think that sums up our Malacca trip. Looking forward to the next food hunting and sightseeing trip 😉