After Mini Malaysia, we drove to town. Heard of Hoe Kee restaurant which is popular with chicken rice balls & asam fish. Well, I did some home work few days prior to the trip. Downloaded a map of Melaka from Amazing Melaka.com which is very helpful. Click here for the link.
The famous Melaka chicken rice balls. Oh ya, the bean soup also not bad.
Ordered additional dish - Asam fish. Delicious. Will certainly try it again.
We proceed to the hotel. Too bad, the budget hotel we suppose to stay, Baba House is fully booked. Called few days earlier, was told to just drop in as it's not a peak period? Gheez! Went into the Tourist Information Centre. Glad we went in. They allow us to make free calls to hotel which are in their list, ranging from resort to 1 star hotel. LING suggested Aldy Hotel which is just a walking distance away from the Tourist Information Centre, behind the police station. It's a smart choice as Aldy Hotel is strategically located in between the historical sites, Jonkers Walk, Dataran Pahlawan, Melaka Megamall, Newton Food Village & Mahkota Parade. Very convenient. Standard room all taken, only Superior @ RM167 available. The room, bathroom is pretty ok, no cigarette smell, air cond is cold, hair dryer & fridge are available, friendly staffs. Will I stay here again ? A definate Yes!
We proceed to Dataran Pahlawan, which is just few minutes walk from the hotel. So much has changed since the last visit with LING.
Dataran Pahlawan. Last time used to be the hawker centre.
Melaka Megamall. Wonder what will happened to Mahkota Parade business.
There are lots of shops. Carrefour is connected with the mall.
Newton Culture Food Village is just right infront of Megamall.
After hours spent in Megamall, we head back to hotel to take a nap. Stay celup & Jonker Walk will be our next destination.