Food Photo Friday: Melaka Laksa

Welcome to my first installment of “Food Photo Friday” where I’ll be posting tasty images from my life and travel abroad! This week I chose one of my all time favorite travel dishes: Melakan Laksa! This Spring Festival I went to Malaysia for a few days, and took a day trip from Kuala Lumpur down to […]

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Hang Tuah Centre & Hang Tuah Well, Melaka

Hang Tuah Centre is a lavish new museum and tourism complex dedicated to the famous Malay hero Hang Tuah located at Kampung Duyong, Melaka. The main museum building explains at some length the history, legends and myths surrounding Hang Tuah using a range of modern museum techniques, videos, models and interactive displays to keep the […]

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Kampung Lapan Siham Stall @ Melaka

Kampung Lapan Siham Stall may be the 2nd oldest food stall in Melaka that serves boiled cockles and lala. They might not be as famous as ‘longkang siham’ and don’t have as many variety of shellfish, but they offer a more hygienic environment and friendlier service. Just like at ‘longkang siham’, customers will also sit […]

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Authentic Nyonya Cendol @ Mdm Kiow Cendol, Melaka

It’s an open secret that Aunty Koh makes the best Nyonya cendol in Melaka, and probably in Malaysia too. If you managed to try her cendol before then count yourself lucky, because word is that her stall has remained closed for the last couple of weeks. That’s always a sign that she might be closing […]

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The Pirate Adventure at Melaka Alive

  Are you ready for a unique, unforgettable experience for the entire family, aboard a pirate ship in the heart of downtown Melaka, right in front of A Famosa fortress World Heritage site? We did a road trip to Malacca last weekend and we were right there at the launch of The Pirate Adventure, Melaka Alive. The […]

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The Malaysia Prison Museum Melaka

The Malaysia Prison Museum Melaka is, in my opinion, one of Malaysia’s more interesting museums. Most of us, thankfully, never get to see the inside of a jail. This museum, housed in a real former prison, gives us a chance to appreciate how life must have been for the prisoners and for the prison staff. […]

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Melaka Maritime Museum

At Melaka Maritime Museum you get three museums for the price of one. The main attraction is a full sized replica of Flor De La Mar*, a treasure-laden 16th century Portuguese galleon which sank during a storm in 1511 somewhere in the Straits of Malacca. The wreck and its lost treasure are believed to lie […]

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Royal Malaysian Customs Department Museum Melaka

I had very low expectations of the Royal Malaysian Customs Department Museum Melaka. After all, what does the Customs Department do apart from slapping a big duty on our beer and wine? But I was wrong, this museum is actually one of the more interesting museums in Melaka and I enjoyed my visit. It is […]

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Cheng Ho Cultural Museum Melaka

The Cheng Ho Cultural Museum is one of the best museums in Melaka. The focus of the museum is on the seven voyages made by Admiral Cheng Ho (also spelt Zheng He) during the period 1405-1433, but visitors can also learn a lot about the wider history of Melaka, a city which he visited at […]

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Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum –Melaka

At Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum in Melaka you can tour the gorgeous ancestral home of a wealthy Peranakan family and learn about the unique hybrid culture of the Straits-born Chinese. Baba Chan Cheng Siew (1865-1919) This wonderful townhouse was home to Chan Cheng Siew (1865-1919) and subsequent generations of his family. Chan was a […]

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