Most people go to Melaka for it’s famous A Farmosa and chicken rice ball. For me, there are more hidden behind the historical alleys. Remember to stop by Tourist Information Center near to A Farmosa and get yourself a quality detailed map for few ringgit, which is worth the price. The map is constantly updated with latest info and latest drawing of 2 famous shophouses streets, Hereen St and Jonker St.
Talk a walk, and you’ll find delicious Peranakan (Baba & Nyonya) Food. Spend some time to chat with locals and you’ll unveil the beauty of Melaka!
Tioman Island is a very popular get away place located in South China Sea which can be accessed from Mersing Jetty for approximate 2 hours ferry ride.
So, what kind of activity we can do in Tioman? Normally most people go for a 3 days 2 night trip. We reached Mersing Jetty on Friday afternoon 3.30pm… the ‘fast’ ferry suppose to come at 4.30pm but we waited till 5pm ++. I didn’t keep track of the time, all I know, by the time we reached Kg Genting’s jetty, it was already 7.30pm just in time for dinner! There goes my first day itinerary hahaha!
We stayed at the resort called Island Reef Resort located in Genting Village. It’s more like a budgeted resort but without a budgeted price. We need to climb a lot of wooden stair case to access the resort as it is situated on the hill slope… so now you know why the place is called Genting village! (just guessin)
After the so-so edible 3 dishes 1 soup buffet dinner, my friends suggested to go for fishing at jetty. Not really excited with the idea but I did tag along. As soon as they bought the fishing line, hook and squid as bait, we walk to the jetty and started the ultimate fishing task!
Seriously I don’t put much hope in our fishing project as the wind was strong and jetty was too high to fish without proper fishing gear. Everybody else were well equiped with proper gears and looked very professional too.. compare to 4 crazy girls at the corner, happily holding 2 empty cans rolled with fishing line hoping to catch something…
Five foot way is the typical architecture style that is unique and native in South East Asia shophouses. The covered walk way is within shophouse property but is for public use, providing shade from sun and rain. This design is by law requirement for shophouses since British Malaya era. Thus the footway infront of shophouses must be at least five feet in the clear.