Malacca Straits Hotel
Travel Blogs from Melaka
... best side, show me most interesting places and take me to those unknown...and that's really how I did got a chance to get to know Malaysian people after. But there was a reason I came here...to this very town for.
To feel just like home.
Staying in the room of one of the daughters, made me feel like at home.
Sitting down on a couch with dad and watching some tv, made me feel like at home.
Chatting about all sorts of things by the ...
... place was dark and at first I thought I wouldn't be able to get inside but the front door was unlocked and I entered a dark room with an empty reception counter. There was a phone on the counter with a number to ring for assistance. I tried it but the number wouldn't connect. As I was putting the phone down an employee arrived at the desk. I explained that I had a reservation. After giving my name he said I thought I wasn't coming, queried why I ...
We had a walk around the town and spent some time in Chinatown looking at the restored shop houses, some of which were 'antique' shops or cafes, and others were a combination of shop and family living space.
The buildings in the 'Heritage' area, such as Christ Church (the red church) and the clock tower reflect the influence of European rule. There's even a windmill.... but not worth a ...
... we were the only people singing along to the delight of the musicians and quite a crowd assembles).
Our last day at rooftop is very chilled, we do some washing in the roof garden area and take a stroll out for cold drinks. We go for dinner at Geographers cafe and have a really nice meal with some funny live music. The guitarist is excellent, playing cover songs on an Epiphone Les Paul over some pre-recorded piano and drum tracks while his wife sings. ...
There was a 50m open air swimming pool that opened at 5.00pm. We all swam for 6 ringgits which is about £1.20, if only it were that cheap at home!
In the evening we went back to the same restaurant. Surprisingly, there was a Hard Rock Cafe, but we gave that a miss.
On the whole Malacca was well worth visiting; well done Mrs B for finding this place!