Day Trip to Melaka

We brought friends to Melaka old town for a short visit this morning. The French tourists were intrigued by the bound feet culture in Chinese tradition.

Wah Aik shoemaker

We began our visit by stopping over at St. Peter’s Church (1710).

St Peter's Church Melaka

And walked over to the nearby Kampung Morten.

Villa Sentosa

Apparently the host at Villa Sentosa was busy preparing the food for the UNESCO officials and Prime Minister’s visit later in the afternoon. If I am the UNESCO official, I probably will stay at Majestic Hotel overseeing Kampung Morten circulating by the Melaka River.

Majestic Hotel

I have covered most of the tourist attractions in Melaka, so I won’t bore you with the common sights.


It was a hot day in Melaka World Heritage City.


The sun was burning before noon.


Personally I think the 2 other chicken rice ball restaurants are worth trying. Famosa Chicken Rice Restaurant is more spacious if you are visiting with a larger group. If you are planning to eat only one meal, then my recommendation would be tasting the Nyonya food. Kocik Kitchen Nyonya Restaurant (next to Hotel Puri Melakal) is value for money.

Pineapple Prawns

Don’t forget to order their signature ice lemon tea. It goes well with the hot weather plus the yummy assam fish and pineapple prawns.

Assam Fish

If you are adventurous, you should also try the unique Nyonya dish called Chicken Buah Keluak. The fresh seeds contains hydrogen cyanide, so it is poisonous if eaten raw.

Chicken Buah Keluak

I visited Kocik Kitchen several times, other good dishes include otak-otak, Nyonya kuih etc. Highly recommended for those who love authentic Melaka food.


One response

  1. oyy

    Its fantastic as your other articles : D, thankyou for posting .

    March 14, 2013 at 2:37 am

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