Category Archives: Melaka

steamboat

Steamboat on the river

When I read at wikipedia, actually the word steamboat is famous in Malaysia and Singapore. World known it as hot pot. Although this type of cooking originated from China or Mongolia thousand years ago (says wikipedia here). Steamboat is common food for Malaysian. We have another steamboat version that can easily be found in every pasar malam.The version of it called Yong Tau Fu. Of course steamboat cooked by Malay in pasar malam have adopted the Malay style spices resulting spicy,chili hot and a bit salty soup.



A Malay yong tau foo stall, pic from julia flickr.

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— asmaliana

rooftop guest house

Guest House with a cozy roof top

I’m highlighting this place because while I’m browsing the TripAdvisor on Melaka, Roof Top Guest House scores high above average. Rating from very good to excellent.

Well, the customer review says it all – warm welcomed, comfy and clean, fresh food and all the customer agreed with the super friendly owner.

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— asmaliana

gmchoo

Batik as an art

All Malays will have at least 1 batik at their home. Malaysian automatically will understand that Batik is a local culture. Both men and women have their own form of batik. The Government servant have their batik culture in Wednesday. Now we got many boutique that offer contemporary batik fashion that suits all ages and races.

So we understand batik is a fabric and use as our clothing. How many of us praise batik as an art and put it on the wall like other paintings?



Not just sells the batik art, you also can Learn the art at GM Choo batik classes.

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— asmaliana

coral wonderland

Melaka New Coral Wonderland

I have not yet have the chance to go to this Coral Wonderland. Located at level 4 Dataran Pahlawan Megamall Melaka. It is said that this is the:-

-1st Coral Park in Malaysia
-Longest Coral Aquarium in Malaysia
-Longest touch pool in Asia
-Over 1000 Colorful Species Marine fishes & corals



During the Soft launch…

Touch pool means that you can touch the sea species like star fish, sea cucumber and sea urchin. All the exhibit is still new and they already doing soft launch. Browse their comprehensive website here to learn more about the species. But the best thing is just headed there.

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— asmaliana

bar at rio

Room by the River



This bar picture is not at Portugal but at Melaka Rio…

Just to checkout how’s this new Boutique Hotel doing. At present all the review at TripAdvisor are between 4 to 5 rating from 5. A good start for Casa Del Rio.

Checkout their Cuarto del Rio offer here. A special room rates package from 1st July – 30th September 2011.

They got everything by the river – room, cafe, meeting and you can do meeting at The Piazza for that touch of the Mediterranean they say.

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— asmaliana

casa de rio

Special Offer Only From Casa del Rio!

Get a chance to win accommodation from Casa del Rio. Just a simple, join them on Facebook. Find them at www.casadelrio-melaka.com.

For your information, Casa del Rio is situated by the idyllic Melaka River near Jonkers Walk, just opening their doors to the people last 30th April 2011 with its distinctive Mediterranean architecture, tasteful interiors and of course, its warm hospitality and service.

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— asmaliana