Tuesday, March 23, 2010

You say Melaka, I say Malacca

...courtesy of the bf

This past weekend, the bf and I drove up to Malacca. It was the perfect journey accompanied by a perfect soundtrack cleverly titled "You say Melaka, I say Malacca," hence this post's title.

Upon arrival at the hotel, we hung around the lobby waiting for our room to be ready. While we were flipping through magazines, a Japanese staff member greeted us with great enthusiasm for about 20 long seconds, in Japanese! As I suppressed my giggles, the bf simply said, "We're not Japanese." That minor incident left me tickled, though we couldn't help but feel sorry for the confused man who was later teased by his colleagues.

My mom, aunt and sisters dropped by to say hello and to share a cuppa or two. We had lunch at Nancy's Kitchen where a large cockroach greeted us before it met its demise and a very large Nancy didn't, greet us that is. *Sob. The latter disappointed my little sister who spent half her time guessing if Nancy really was Nancy, and mustered up the courage to say hello only to be somewhat "snorted at." So much for Nancy's cozy little kitchen.

We were so excited for nyonya food but were let down by excessively sweet kuihs and uninspiring dishes. Though we couldn't get enough of Jonker88's cendol and Chung Wah's chicken. Super yum! The rest of the weekend was spent swimming in the hotel pool and soaking in sea salt baths. Why can't all weekends be this long and lovely?

Our room at the Majestic Malacca

Old-fashioned floral tiles and cookie jars. Way to reach a girl's heart :)

Afternoon tea with the ladies

Cendol at Jonker88. Gula melaka is delicious! Great reco Shuqs!

All that yumminess triggered a Macarune idea

Chicken rice balls at Chung Wah

Packing up and ready to hit the road

Toodle-oo Malacca!

More photos to come. It's been one looooooong day and I'm just glad it's over.


agrasshopper said...

is it u who took nice pics so the room looks so nice compared to the facade of the building??? glad u could take a break from work!

Danielle Bumblebee said...

it's actually an old mansion refurbished to a hotel. i thought it was a romantic idea, and it turned out to be perfectly luxurious! u should check it out sometime

maameemoomoo said...

u still look skinny! (and the same as before)

what extra 5lbs???

Danielle Bumblebee said...

it's an illusion ;)

wendyywy @ Table for 2 or more..... said...

Hey I was there on March 15 to 16!!!!

Will u be going there again? I don't think I will, cos the piping is damn noisy. My kids woke up at 5am just because someone else was bathing.

Danielle Bumblebee said...

lol. luckily we didn't encounter any piping issues wendy! though i doubt we'll return any time soon

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