This is my probably 5th visit to Melaka (Malacca) stretched over my lifetime.
Gladly, I had a different feel and new discoveries towards this historical city during each visit.
Thanks to our enthusiastic friend/tour guide who single handedly scheduled the 2 day 1 night trip from Singapore – Johor Bahru – Melaka (and back).
His enthusiasm to have all the local delicacies covered was amazing and we gladly obeyed.
During these 1 1/2 days, we had 6 full meals, 2 rounds of desserts (not to mention nibbles at night market) and 1 fast food trip!
I will have a series of Malacca Eats to be published soon. You will like it! Watch out this space!!
The city centre is small enough and it’s concentrated in this area called Jonker Street.
Pretty much all the touristic spots are within walking distance of each other.
There are many intersecting back ways and lanes leading to the main Jonker Walk which is blocked out of traffic on every Saturday for a weekly night market.
There are many tasteful bistros/cafes dotted around, soothing blues music in the air while passing by shops after shops.
At every turn of the street, there is an eye-catching retro shop featuring intricate handy work and craftsmanship, as if it’s a crime if you don’t snap a picture to capture them.
The only grudge I had is the scorching sun while trudging through the lanes taking pictures and trying to admire the ancient architecture.
We stumbled upon this cafe which dare I say the best part of this trip.
A separate post on cafe limau limau is coming up.
This is the first time coming back here since I started this food/travel blog in 2009.
It’s funny that having a blog helped me to see the world differently!
Love to be back here just to chill around the cafes.