28.11.12

Recent Trip: Malaysia (Getting around Melaka)

Wandering around Melaka at light
In the morning, we were ready to take a walk ... usually, at 9pm, at my city, Bekasi.. the activity is already begin and the street already crowded with the traffic.. but in here, Melaka, almost everyone aren't woke up yet..and the street was very empty...(once we saw one-two tourist like us..)

Firstly, we take a route to Jonker St., then we walked to Christ church and Stadhuys. You'll amazed by the red-painted buildings there! awesome!!!!. The old town central was very crowded since that day is a long weekend. We walked to st. Paul's church, Porta de Santiago and many museums. Melaka is very clean city and you even can't smoke at public area like parks, etc. very nice! The museums are also very maintained, i respect the Melaka government. The water transportation is also unique, it's called "Jeti" you have to pay 15 RM to get down along Melaka river. (note : At night, the river will be shine with colorful LED lamp and it is so beautiful!)

The Old City
After circling around, the rain came and we had to stay at Jl. TMR (Taman Melaka Raya). We found a buffet restaurant and we had lunch while waiting the rain stops, while eating, Yudha panicked because his phone was not found in anywhere (neither in our bags or his pocket).  So, he borrow an umbrella and back to Mahkota area, the last place we rest and saw his phone. But there is nowhere to found. i felt sorry for him because i was the one who want to take a rest that time :( .. sooner and slowly after the incident, we take it easy and take a walk around town square and little India. The bad effect of his lost phone accident is that he brings my tablet anytime, everywhere! and could not stop chatting on fb, email, etc. -__-" grrrr... 

The night market!
After tired and hungry because of the city-walking, we indulged our appetite! we tried many foods and drink :D and the night market is the star of the city! The night market is located at Jonker Street (also known as Jalan Hang Jebat, china town) selling many kind of things, from food to household goods. At the center of the china town, there is a stage that performed various kind of china culture, such as the poet reading at the time. I really enjoyed the night market, beside it has so many foods, the atmosphere is very enchanting!
(Dimsum 3 RM for 6 dimsum, 1,5RM for three;
Potato Twist, 3 RM; Fishball 2RM; Cat-eye drink 1RM, etc, forgot, too many snacking!)

China Town

Last day
We are a little bit slowly this morning.. we woke up at 7 and get off guest house to wandering around the city at 10.30 (yesterday we woke up at 6 and start walking around the city at 8.30).. we get to little India first, but there is nothing interest at the time. then we moved to near Kampung Jawa area. There are many Muslim's food stall here.. so if you afraid to eat at Chinese restaurant, then you could eat here with our worries. We choose on stall and then we drank cendol and ate mee goreng mama. The cendol of Melaka is kinda different that Indonesian cendol, i must said that our cendol is tastier! hahaaha. Mee goreng mama is a fried noodle cooked with soy sauce. Mee goreng mama is also same, the taste is not different than our Mie Goreng, but, there are some ingredients different. :)
(Mee goreng mama: 4RM; Cendol: 1.2RM)

After eating, we wander around old city again, but this time we take a different road and we found a colonial cemetery, the down hill of St. Paul's church. Tired of walking, we get back to our guesthouse and eating chicken rice at the down of the guest house. After eating, I slept about two hours when my brother waking me up and asking me to join eat Laksa Nyonya with the other guest at our place. Because of sleepiness, we kind of late to enter Jonker88 (the other guest already inside but the place crowded as hell that we could not enter the restaurant!). So, my brother asking me if i want to eat Laksa Nyonya at the restaurant beside Jonker88 and i said "okay, i don't want to queuing just to eat Laksa". The restaurant beside the Jonker88 is also serves good foods and the atmosphere like a classic Chinese restaurant that i always see on chow yung fat or stephen chow's movies hehehehe.
(Chicken Rice: 4RM, Asam Laksa Nyonya: 4RM)

Laksa Nyonya, the signature dish of Melaka, done! hehe okay, we still want to snacking and Yudha want to eat Durian so badly (in contrast, i hate Durian!!!). There is many Durian shop at Melaka and they also made various kind of Durian dishes, like cendol Durian, Durian pie, Durian ice cream, Durian puff, etc. Yudha ate durian puff and he said that the taste is incredible (i don't want to imagine that).
(Durian puff: 2RM each, 1dozen only 20RM)
Food food food!!!!
After that, Yudha asking me to walk around the "Big Ship" that we walked the day before. He said that the river atmosphere is very nice. Then we walked along the river until we met a port, Dumai - Melaka route. The port is very neat, modern designed and so many Indonesian from Sumatera comes to Melaka via ship. When we want to see the sea from the bridge, we see a coast, quite far from where we stand, about one-two km. I challenge my brother to walk to the coast. The area is very quiet and there are a large field, full of crows! yea, crows everywhere! they even doesn't fly when we passing them by, kinda scary T_T . After a long walk, i really tired and slept until night. 

The last night
Again, the other foreigner at our guesthouse asking us to go diner "Satay" with them near little India, and again, we lost them. LOL. In the end, me and my brother just walking around little India and we walked until reach a shining park, Pirate Bay, the small amusement park, but quite fascinating because of the lighting. yeah, it shines the dark-river at night!. We took a few photos and walking back to guesthouse. Previously i really want to diner chicken rice again, but the restaurant was closed at 5pm, so we walked to Jonker Street, ate satay celup and watch the elderly sang karaoke at the stage hall. That night we were very relax, just walked and felt the night :D
(Satay celup: 1RM each (the halal-ones))

The shining river~


The Nation Body Builder Statue Story
Firstly when we walked at Jonker Street in the morning, we saw a body builder statue near Jonker88, me and my brother really laughed our ass so bad, hahaha, the statue's head is too cute compared to the "monstrous" body. LOL. We also read the caption of the statue "Mr. Melaka, Mr. Malaysia, Mr. Asia and Mr. Universe, The father of Body Building" wow! the statue is a real person! When we walked home at night, we saw the statue again, but this time is a full body statue in a different place! wow, this city must adores him that much! 

After googling here-and-there, i found the fact that you can read it by your selves! ;p

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