Greetings from Malacca

17 May 2013 – Hurra for syttende mai

https://amylamsg.wordpress.com/2011/05/17/national-day-2011-in-norway/

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Malacca is one of my favourites places in Malaysia, a town with such an exciting blend of cultures. 1400s, Admiral Cheng Ho with his Chinese influence, 1500s the Portuguese, 1600s Dutch and 1800s came the Brits with their colonial ways…

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Mon: 0900hrs bus/Delima Express from City Plaza/SIN to Malacca/Malaysia, S$23. Arr Malacca 1230hrs with stops only at the immigrations on the SIN and Malaysia sides, comfortable ride. Cab from bus terminal into town MYR20 S$8.40 where Courtyard @ Heeren**** is located, MYR400 S$166 for 2nights. Nice clean boutique hotel with good service and in the heart of the heritage district.

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Disappointing lunch at Famosa Chicken Rice Ball* Managed a short walk after lunch, but not a good idea as the heat was overwhelmingly hot. Afternoon siesta was the better choice. Tea time at Case Del Rio**** by the river, one of the best pizzas and ginger fizz drink.

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Painted the town ‘red’ with some of the demonstrators against racism with the law across the road and other eyes keeping close watch over by Christ Church (1753).

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Edited 18 May: sunset at St Paul’s Church, dinner at near-by hawkers,

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Tue: early morning walk by the river, Porte de Santiago/A’Famosa,

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Jonkers Walk, breakfast at the annex of hotel on Jln Tun Tan Cheng Lock

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Nancy’s Kitchen was recommended by SIN friends, but fortunately it was closed! The locals who recommended prefer Amy Heritage Nyonya Cuisine****excellent, even when it is located away from the heritage area. No MSG in this homecooking with good fresh produce. Reservations is a must as they only cater for a certain amount of people. The chef (Amy Koh) and owners (Mr Lim) choice of dishes are tasty and the quantity and quality were perfect. And all that yummy food MYR50 S$20 for 2pp.

I  don’t like gourmet cooking or ‘this’ cooking or ‘that’ cooking. I like good cooking – James  Beard

MV5BMjIzMzAzMjQyM15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNzM2NjcyOQ@@__V1_SX214_What a way to end this evening. On the way back to the hotel, walked pass by the mall and decided to watch Iron Man 3*** at a GSC Cinemas, MYR12 S$5. When Tony Stark’s world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution. Action flicks are not my cup of tea but did enjoy this and a was good way to pass time on this warm evening.

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