I never really entered a heritage house in Malacca before. The first moment I entered this shophouse-convert-hotel towards their room, the place was amazingly long. There are more than one courtyard in the middle of the house and it has feeeel. If my cousin wasn’t there to pick me up, I might be sharing the room with the two of them.
After visiting their room, we were ready to explore around the area. Since the hotel is just located next to Jonker Walk, there was the first place we went. Many stalls were already being set up and later at night it was going to be a lot of people and tourist there.
We came across this small little alley which brought us to a teahouse on the other side. There were some displays, mostly artifacts and also a GIRAFFE! According to the owner, good luck will come when we touch the tall giraffe and so we molested the animal for non-stop.
Inside the small alleyway
We were also being served desserts for free. Hehe. The place provides a comfy and quiet environment for those who enjoy the art of tea.
Then we continued walking to the new attraction in town – the revolving tower. They named it Menara Taming Sari which is the name of the keris tha Hang Tuah used. But I don’t see any connection between the tower and the keris.
On the way from Jonker to the revolving tower which is nearby to Maktoka Parade:
The student price for the ticket is RM10 per pax. Before, I was thinking why they wana built such tower in Malacca as they are nothing much to see from the top. I was wrong. The view was simply breathtaking. Better than looking Malacca town in Google Earth. The sea, the lights, the hills, old and new buildings, and the ant-sized human. It would have been better if they could slow down the spin. The 7 minutes ride journey is a little too short for me.
After the ride, we took some photos from below and it wasn’t easy to snap the whole tower. We had to wait for the suitable time to capture a nice photo. That’s when my camera tripod came in good use.
It was already 9.30pm and our stomachs were starting to have concerts. We headed back to Jonker Walk to search for food and to buy some stuff. We also met Jenny and Joseph there. As usual, Jenny bought herself some ‘not three not four’ stuff. You know, stuff like fake cockroach and worms. And I bought a pair of magnetic earrings for RM10.
That’s all for Jonker, people.
Cuz it's time for my dinner. Ciao...