So you want to go somewhere to break away from the humdrum of everyday routines but not too far – somewhere short and sweet…….. and cheap. Malacca is a favourite place for short getaways, just 2 hours’ drive from Causeway, I bet some of you must be very familiar with this place like the back of your hand.
Are you missing the strolls along the nostalgic streets of the 60s on home ground? And how about bringing home some authentic cooked food paste which is strongly recommended by a friend who has just visited Malacca – looks like she found her pot of gold. That’s what she said: “I bought the prawn noodle paste in Penang and was looking for it in Singapore but cannot find. So happy found it in Malacca!” Got a list of what else to buy from another veteran visitor to Malacca but I will share the tips when we are there.
A fan of all the A-Z deals in town that flood my mailbox, so I sussed this out as usual, done my homework, and all good things must share, share, so this is dedicated to all my friends in SHC. And no,no! No restriction on popular blackout dates – cheap deals always give us what’s left of the lull days from Sun to Thurs, when there’s nobody to bring out the carnival mood, when all the stalls go “mc” and the streets are like ghost town, “buay lao jiat leh”. But this is on a SATURDAY! – it’s the only happening day in Malacca.
Here’s the brief of the itinerary given by the deal company, For $60.00 you’ll get:
- Honey Bee Shop Visit
- 2-way coach transfers
- Visit to Baba Nyonya Museum
- Lunch at Baba Nyonya Restaurant
- Seafood dinner
- Malacca City Tour to Jonker Street, Christchurch, A’Famosa
- Free & Easy Shopping
0630hrs: Assemble at Newton Hawker Centre Carpark for departure to Malaysia. Depart via 2nd Link, includes stops for toilet breaks and for breakfast (at own expense), to be made en route.
Leave Malacca at 5.00 pm for JB for the seafood dinner. Reach home by 10.00 pm. May be back earlier as they prefer to state a later time to play safe.
There’s a quota on the numbers for a busload, therefore need to remind you that seats are confirmed based on payment and provided we can get 40 seats filled up, but there’s a group already signed up. Just need 25 more.
Just to address some curious minds, I have no vested interest. The price of $60 is pre-printed in their mailer. Best part is that it’s not a working day so we don’t have to worry whether we have to meet work deadlines.
Please register by this Saturday, 19 July 2014. Payment of $60 to my posb savings account no: 102-15222-0. Thank you.
- June Lee *
- Lily Ho *
- Rosalind Lee *
- Richard Wong *
- Moon Wong *
- Gabriella Chua *
- Joyce Kwok *