I took a day off to bring my colleague from US, Monika to visit our historical garden city of Malacca. It was a gloomy day when we started our journey from KL. We left KL @ about 7am. I shown Monika the prestigious "longkang" or drain :-p a.k.a Smart Tunnel. We stopped over @ McD for a quick breakfast before continued our journey to Malacca.
The traffic on the highway from the Sg Besi Toll until Seremban was a little out of my expectation. No jam but the amount of cars were more than what i expect (I expect only me and a couple of cars driving towards Seremban, but.... ) Anyway, it was smooth moving along the highway and we reached the Air Keroh Tourist Information Center @ 8:30am.
The curry powder factory
Monika's has a shopping list from US to purchase 12 packs of curry powder from a specific curry powder factory in Malacca. We managed to find the factory and to my surprise, the factory is already 70 years old. This curry powder factory is already managed since the grand father of the owner... three generation business. Managed to take a couple of picture while waiting for the packing of the 12 packs curry powders. After purchased the curry powders, we headed to the post office for sending the curry powders out to US. I dropped Monika @ the post office and went to park my car.
70 years old curry powder factory
Owner of the curry powder factory
Since it's two hours before lunch, I brought Monika to visit the Port De Santiago fortress gate i.e. the landmarks of Malacca built by Portugese.
Malacca Sultan Palace
We hike up to the St Paul Church and then had our lunch @ the chicken rice ball place.
Chicken Rice BallOld Malacca Town
After lunch we headed to temple street to visit the 3 old temple/mosque .... Later we went to Donald & Lily for Nyonya Cendol
Tengkara Kling Mosque
Cheng Hoon Teng temple
Nyonya CendolWent into the Malacca Museum, later took some picture surrounding the dutch square. I brought Monika to taste the famous Capital Satay Celup in Malacca... :->
Dutch street @ Dutch square
Capital Satay Celup
Portugese Settlement / Sunset over Strait of Malacca
After a light dinner, we went to the Portugese Settlement near Pasir Panjang to view the sunset over the Strait of Malacca...
Left Malacca at about 8pm and headed back to KL. Since we have a light meal, we stopped over the Air Keroh Rest Area's baskin Robin for ice cream... Yummy!
Hit KL @ about 10pm and i was tired and i belief Monika too... Sent Monika to the hotel downtown and I headed back home.
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That's all folks... A day in Malacca.