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Saturday 21 January 2023

Melaka Day 2 (Nasi Lemak Royale │ Kocik Heritage │ Jonker Walk)

Melaka Day 2!

Eve of Chinese New Year and we slept in. We emerged from our Airbnb late morning and decided to take a random drive. We eventually found ourselves along Jalan Hang Tuah and thought that we would give Nasi Lemak Royale Kedah a try.

Cat tried the Nasi Royale (yellow coloured rice) with regular Fried Chicken while I tried the same rice with Honey Fried Chicken. Together with a round of drinks our brunch came to RM22.70 (approximately USD/EUR5).

I had bought a pair of shorts the previous day and was looking for a tailor to do some minor repairs so we spent the next hour or so driving around. Alas, we could not find a tailor with it being Chinese New Year Eve and all.

We spent the entire afternoon at the Airbnb while I worked on the videos of the past day or so. So as evening came we hailed a Grab car for a fare of RM14.00 (approximately USD/EUR3) to Kocik Heritage for our Sa Cap Meh (Chinese New Year eve) dinner.

Our reservation was at 6:00pm and since we were half an hour early we decided on an impromptu walkabout along Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock. We walked northwest to its end before making a loop around onto Jalan Kubu then onto Jalan Hang Jebat and into Jonker Walk.

We took in the sights of this very familiar stretch of road and walked along headed southeast for a few hundred meters making a right onto Jalan Hang Lekir then another back onto Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock and back to Kocik Heritage, which was by this time open for business.

Our dinner here was a sumptuous affair which deserved a vlog of its own so do check it out!

After dinner we continued with our impromptu and headed back along Jalan Hang Lekir before turning right back onto Jalan Hang Jebat into the very heart of Jonker Walk. With the aid of the DJI Extension Rod we were able to hoist our camera above the heads of the revellers that hat flocked the Night Market thus having an unimpeded view.

We walked along Jalan Hang Jebat headed southeast to its very end past the Melaka Zero Mile roundabout before continuing onto Jalan Kota. We were glad to see the plentiful and elaborately decorated rickshaws doing rip-roaring business and marvelled at its sight (and sound).

We continued along Jalan Kota headed south and made it to Dataran Pahlawan. Here we walked into a Brand's Outlet store to look at some T-shirts that had caught Cat's eye yesterday. We walked away with a pair of couple's T-shirt because that is how we roll, so please don't judge!

We could not resist the three T-shirts for RM55 (approximately USD13/EUR12) offer, so with our mini shopping spree done we hailed a Grab car for a fare of only RM6.00 (approximately USD/EUR1.30) back to the Airbnb.

As midnight approached the window of our Airbnb erupted with the sight of numerous fireworks being set off, a sight that we will share in our next vlog.


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📍 Location:
Imperio Residence Seafront by Perfect Host 

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