I had ever been to Malacca once before. When I was in Primary 5 or 6. I felt like I had a good time then but can’t really remember the details of what we did. Maybe it’s ALWAYS fun to get out of the country. So I was pretty psyched up for this one too.
We set off at about 8am, expecting to reach at around 12 noon. We had neglected the fact that it was a public holiday. Public holiday = Massive traffic jam. Our bus was pretty much stuck for what seems to be an eternity.
And then we finally reached.
Awesome or what? Our only saving grace was the fact that we didn’t purchase tickets for the return trip departing Malacca at 5pm. That would have been an ultimate facepalm moment. We bought tickets for the latest departure timing and wasted no time in heading down to where all the action is: Jonker Street.
Photos were taken using my Superheadz Ultra Wide & Slim on ISO 100 black and white film and also Diana Mini on…I can’t remember dammit.
#1 Here we are! Our growling stomachs reminding us it’s time for our late lunch.
#2 This eatery with its unassuming exterior serves quite a wicked dish of Chicken Rice Balls. Or maybe we were just famished.
#3 Right after stuffing ourselves silly, we went straight for another one of Malacca’s delicacy: Chendol.
#4 Binbin and Janet while waiting..
#5 And waiting..
#6 After downing our little bowls of gula melaka (palm sugar syrup) filled Chendol, we got up on our feet and started exploring. More delicacies were lying in wait as there were quite a few roadside stalls lined up along the street. This is one of the stall selling popiah. Didn’t try it though cos we were too full.
#7 We walked and walked before finally reaching the pier to board our cruise to nowhere…
#8 Not! It’s just a huge ass ship monument probably to commemorate Malacca’s history as a shipping port.
#9 A unique water wheel feature where we rested before deciding to go in search of the elusive Portuguese egg tarts.
#10 Our awesome shadows, tired but happy.
A good trip overall. Shame about the jam though. It was a pity we didn’t get to explore more but I suppose we did as much as we could given the limited time we had. Perhaps we can try some other eateries or delicacies the next time we’re there. Aye.. Blogging about this mini trip made me wanna go for a proper holiday even more. Coupled with the fact that I’m missing the Krabi days after watching The Hangover Part 2 last night. I need to plan my leave!!! Rawr.
the words that we didn’t spoke,
the time we didn’t spend,
some things you just wished you had done differently.
my only consolation is that you’re in a much better place.