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Tuesday 24 January 2023

Melaka Day 5 (San Shu Gong │ GravyBaby │ Melaka River Cruise │ Kook Thai)

Melaka Day 5!

Our penultimate day in Melaka and we finally managed to wake up early. We got ready and left the Airbnb at five to nine and hailed a Grab car for a fare of RM11.00 (approximately USD3/EUR2) to the Melaka River Cruise ticketing office.

Although it was supposed to be in business at 9:00am but the rain meant that they erred on the side of caution and temporarily suspended operations until the weather improved. 

Unperturbed we took a walk along the river and across the Tan Kim Seng Bridge to San Shu Gong to get several bottles of Kaya (Coconut Jam) as well as a few packets of White Coffee as souvenirs for our neighbours. Our little spree came to RM52.70 (approximately USD12/EUR11).

We then left San Shu Gong and proceeded northeast along Lorong Hang Jebat to see if our favourite breakfast spot was open. Alas Lung Ann Refreshments was still closed since it was only the third day of Chinese New Year after all.

We then headed back to San Shu Gong and walked up a flight of stairs to have breakfast at their mezzanine floor, but they only served drinks. We then walked across headed southwest along Lorong Hang Jebat in search of an alternative breakfast venue.

We then chanced upon GravyBaby, walked in and were enticed by the riverside seating at the far end of the restaurant. We got ourselves seated at a couple's table and perused the menu before settling on:

  • The Big English Breakfast
  • The San Francisco
  • Hot Latte
  • Hot Ginger Lemon Tea

Our riverside breakfast came to RM114.85 (approximately USD27/EUR25) which by our standards was quite steep. We consoled ourselves with the fact that it was a special occasion, we paid a premium for the riverside seats and we would probably skip lunch!

An hour later we emerged from GravyBaby and thought we would take a second stab at the River Cruise. We were in luck since the boat services had resumed and we gladly bought our tickets from the ticketing office for RM25.00 each (approximately USD6/EUR5). Please be informed that it will cost non-Malaysians a little extra, that is RM35.00 each (approximately USD/EUR8).

After a half an hour's wait we boarded the boat! We took a timelapse video of the entire boat ride that we hope you will find interesting. 

We disembarked at the Hard Rock Cafe Jetty and walked across the Tan Kim Seng Bridge and then across Jalan Laksamana. We then took a seat under one of the trees in front the Dutch Square and indulged in some people-watching as we waited for a bus.

We caught the Panorama Melaka bus No. 17 at Muzium Belia bus stop and for a fare of RM1.50 (USD0.40/EUR0.30) took us past Dataran Pahlawan then to Ujong Pasir before doubling back and depositing at the bus stop in front of Taman Hilir Kota.

We walked approximately 650 meters to the Airbnb where we stopped by the mini mart to get more bottled water. We got back to our apartment and pondered our dinner plans, since we would be skipping lunch after the extremely hearty breakfast at GravyBaby.

We skipped lunch as planned and emerged from the Airbnb in the evening for dinner. Not wishing to go very far we walked across Jalan Syed Abdul Aziz, checking out both Palsaik Korean BBQ as well as Wok & Pan but the long queues dissuaded us.

We eventually settled on Kook Thai and after a quick scan of the menu settled on:

  • Grilled Pork (Moo Ping)
  • Minced Pork Omelette
  • Seafood Tomyam
  • 2 servings of White Rice

together with a round of drinks came to RM70.70 (approximately USD17/EUR15). After dinner we walked back across Jalan Syed Abdul Aziz and back to the Airbnb.

We will be going back to Kuala Lumpur, and to be honest we miss our home terribly!

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📍 Location:
Imperio Residence Seafront by Perfect Host 

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