Friday, 31 January 2014

Visit Malaysia 2014: Kampung Morten, Malacca

During my stay in Ramada Plaza Hotel Melaka, I can see this Kampung Morten from my room at 18th floor of the hotel. This settlement covered with red roof,greeneries and surrounded by Melaka rivers.

Kampung Morten is located at the centre of Malacca city and this is the only Malay village in town. It can be considered as a life museum since the local people still maintain their traditional living values.

This village get the name from J.F.Morten, a land commissioner when the commission established at early year 1920. Morten's responsible is to develop this village which used to be a swampy area. 

Compared to few years ago, there are a lot of changes and the village is very developed. Visitors can walk around the village and they can see the beauty of traditional Malay house and their daily routine. 

Ho Chiak Puchong: Hock Kee Ulu Yam Loh Mee

I think many of our Chinese friends have been to this Ulu Yam Loh Mee Restaurant, Puchong branch. This restaurant always look empty during lunch time, but the scene will change to be very crowded in the evening.

Me and my mate went here quiet frequent since this place is just 5 minutes walking from our apartment. Normally our favorite or regular meals here are the Homemade Hokkien Mee and the Ulu Yam Loh Mee itself. I must say that, 

Optionally, you can order other side dishes such as vegetable, fish cake, deep fried stuff and many more. No doubt, everything is very delicious. So, I won't write more, and let the photos here speak by itself. Enjoy!

Fried Rice RM5.50 for 1 person

Deep Fried Prawn with Salted Egg RM13

Guinness & Stout Chicken. I don't eat this, but my mate said its delicious. It smelled to sweet and I can't take it RM13

Homemade Hokkien Mee RM13 for 2 person

Loh Mee RM8.00 for 1 person

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Ho Chiak Malacca: Breakfast at Pasar Besar Melaka

Going to Malacca and looking for Malay breakfast, I will suggest this place. This brekkie place is located on the 1st floor of Malacca wet market and the easy landmark of this market is the Melaka Sentral (Melaka bus station).

This place was recommended by my school teacher whom a proud Malaccan too. The photo below is the one mentioned by my teacher. The stall name is 'Gerai Patumah' and the killer brekkie here is the Lontong, but unfortunately we we late and they run out of lontong. 

Since we didn't get the Lontong, there are still some other tempting stuffs to try out. So, we ordered a serving of Mee Kari, Mee Rebus and Soto, and of course we love it all. Very Malay like and the price is really cheap. If you are asking me about will I come back here? My answer will be Yes!

Before I end up this posting, here are some photos from inside the Melaka Wet Market. I can say that you can get everything here, from perishable, fresh flower to household items. I think the price for those things here are much cheaper than in other market too.

Ho Chiak Malacca: Satay Celup Capitol

Well, I won't write so much about this Satay Celup Capitol because there are so many bloggers wrote the same story. Basically, there are some famous places for Satay Celup in Malacca, and this is one of the place. We are very lucky when coming to this Satay Celup restaurant as the queue is shorter than usual day. We arrived here around 8.00pm on weekdays which maybe the cause why least people on the queue. 

People queuing before be seated. The queue during our visit was really short and we just wait for about 30 minutes before be seated. In certain cases, customer need to queue longer and its really testing your patient. 

Above photos are the signboard and notification about the Capitol Satay Celup. Open from 5.00pm and this is the only outlet for Capital Satay Celup. 

Photo above are various kind of items for grab. Each different colours of plate is actually referred to a different prices. One stick of items above will cost you RM0.70, which I remember many years ago, its only RM0.30

I mostly chose this kind of fish balls and more balls. Actually I love process foods but I know we shouldn't eat this kind of foods so much. So, this is my first Satay Celup since 5 years ago. Hahaha. really long time to count.

The 'bare' dipping. While waiting its boiling, the staff will put some ground nuts on top of it. This dipping tasted peanuty and sweet because its consisted of ground peanut, sugar palm and spices to enrich the flavours. 

Visit Malaysia 2014: The Old Malacca Islamic Council Building

The exact date of the construction of this building is difficult to establish. However, an architectural engineer commissioned to withdraw the plans of the old Malacca Museum and the Stadhuys, Lauren Vis believes that this building was built in the 19th century. Vis drew this conclusion after studying the design of the building, which according to him have similarities with other British buildings during Malacca period. He is quite certain the building was built in the 1850s. 

Others meanwhile believe this building was built during the Dutch rule and enlarged during British colonization. They claimed that the tower portion of the building was constructed during the Dutch rule, while the upper floor was added during the British rule.

The building was specifically for use as an office. However some quarters believe that it was initially used as a residence before being converted into an office that housed the Melaka Islamic Council. In 1990, it was restored and turned into Islamic Museum.

This building was gazetted as an old monument and historical site under the Antiquities Act no. 168/1976 on 12th May 1977.

(This entry is as stated on the information board of the Malacca Islamic Museum)

Oh ya! Last but not least, here are some photos from the Islamic museum. Overall, you can see many photos of Islamic guru and local Malaccan who had contributed to the development of Islam in Malacca. Nothing much to see, but I think its a worth visit.