Perfect Roadtrip (I)

November 15, 2016

En Route to Malacca
Malacca River View
Shoplots near Malacca River
Kiehl's Mural, Jonker Walk
The Orangutan House, Jonker Street

This whole trip involved a lot of walking. By a lot, I really mean a lot. It's definitely not easy to find a parking spot around Jonker Street area. So we just parked our car and exploring the place on our feet, since most attractions are centralized at this area.

The Pines Hotel, Malacca
Afternoon High Tea @ The Pines Hotel, Malacca
Pool @ The Pines, Malacca
Film Stuck I

The check in process was relatively fuss-free. The room was spacious but the toilet was kind of small. We were given a complimentary afternoon tea set and cruise ticket, which we had decided to do that the next day. Everything was fine, it's sweet that we get to do this once in a while. The only thing I probably going to comment is the flooring. I always prefer carpet over marble tiles.

Jonker Street, Malacca
Inside Scoop @ Jonker Street, Malacca
Satay Celup @ Ban Lee Hiang
Film Stuck II

Later after dinner, we went back to Jonker Street again and walked over to this lil hidden bar called Reggae On The River, just like its name, it's located next to Malacca River. The atmosphere is undoubtedly very Bob-Marleyish, with only reggae music playing in the background. It reminds me a lot of the old Don't Tell Mama in Cherating, which used to be my favourite place to hang out. We spent about an hour listening to the sound of the crashing river, it's always so comforting, accompanied by the exciting voices of kids on their cruise ride. The lightings along the river was kinda dim, it's just nice to set up a nice ambiance—even the smell from the river was rather unpleasant, it's still the best place to unwind and have bottles of iced cold beer after a long day of walking. I almost fell asleep sitting on the rattan chair.

There goes the end of our first day in this historical city. It took me by surprise again how I really adore this city. It's always difficult not to like this place, isn't it? People are superbly welcoming, selfless and helpful. Most of all, they're extremely proud of their city and culture.

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