Friday, July 13, 2012

It is hard to get a ROOM...

I planned to have a short trip to Melaka this weekend......
Actually I had planned it since few weeks ago and I have not bother to book the hotel first..
I thought it wasn't any special day.. not a school holiday, not public holiday, not Singapore holiday..
so I just take my time and plan to do the last minute booking.......

My wife told me better to book the hotel now....
I call up Courtyard @ Heeren Boutique Hotel..  (as my friend told me that the Hotel is good).

Courtyard @ Heeren Boutique Hotel...

and they told me that it was fully book..
HUH... I asked the receptionist are your sure..?
at this time and it is fully book....
hmm I maybe this Hotel is really good .. and maybe the rooms are limited..

Then I tried Renaissance.... Equatorial .. all fully book too....
Then the list goes on Casa Del Rio, Philea Resort & Spa,  Holiday Inn ......

hmm what so special about July 14th?

Finally I got a room at this hotel...
I heard that this hotel was just open for 2 weeks.. and it is near to the town area...

Well guys wish me good luck .....
I will head down to south.. passing Seremban, Muar & JB and will spend Sat night in Melaka...
So guys any suggestion on what "FOOD MUST EAT?"

Before I signed off..
HAPPY FRIDAY TO ALL and ENJOY YOUR GOOD WEEKEND....


103 comments:

  1. Getting a hotel room is always a hassle!! HAHA
    don't know much about the food around there but whenever I'm in JB, I'll go and find Hiap Joo Bakery! The coconut bread or peanut bread is soooo yummy! :D

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  2. this week got 'astro new talent show' final in Melaka on the 14th... hehehe..

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    1. aiyo .. no wonder le ...
      I guess melaka will be very pack with ppl.. aihhhh

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  3. Nice hotel. What's the rate? Tml Astro Singing Competition final held in Melaka ar..duno could be due to this reason or not le. I've stay before Philea Resort. A very relaxing place. But far from town lo.
    Wey...what time u passing Seremban? I'll be in Seremban tml =)

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    1. the explorer is RM150..
      I think I should able to reach seremban at 9am..
      must eat the loh si fun & hakka noddles..

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    2. hahaha...yaya...must eat both of them!

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  4. Oh Astro show, no wonder la!

    Erm, 'Must eat food'? Chicken rice ball and mille crepe cake? hehe..
    Enjoy your trip ya!

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    1. okie mille crepe is in my list..
      I think I shall skip the chicken rice ball

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  5. the hotel is so huge huh... I'm sure the rate as well right? hehe

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  6. I think the last time that we booked a hotel roon was two years ago haha

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  7. From the picture, Heeren Boutique Hotel looks good. Very classic Nyonya style.

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    1. I was attracted when I saw those pictures..
      then somemore my frens say is good..
      nevermind shall try it next time..
      besides that it is near to jonker street..

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    2. hmmm, as much as i like boutique hotels.. i prefer those simple modern and contemporary design, rather than those traditional and ethnic design lor.. because ethnic design feels like "ada hantu" like that~~

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    3. betul betul tu SK...me also sometimes scared of hantu

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    4. ooo boy.... better don't take the risk huh...
      then somemore Melaka sure got lots of killing....
      eee .. think of it also scare le..

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    5. Hahaha... I also prefer the bright and modern design, scared of hantu!

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  8. SP, I like satay celup, chendol, popiah, pineapple tart, chicken rice balls, Nyonya curry laksa, Mille Crepe, and Gula Melaka there.

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    1. Ok.
      i shall put in my eating list ..
      tonight shall check out all the famous restaurant..

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    2. I read somewhere that the mille crepe at Nadeja in Melaka not so good anymore as the one making had a clash with the owners...and he left to open his own - Humble Beginnings with branches in Penang, Singapore...all over. You can google and see...

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    3. eh you forgot the putu piring at Jn tengkera

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    4. I've read so much good reviews about Malacca and yet I have never stepped into this city for once!

      It's quite far for us to travel till there :(

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  9. Melacca is very nice place to enjoy good food especially.

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    1. hehehe.....
      then I will gain another few kgs..

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  10. Happy Weekend to you and fui fui. Enjoy your trip.

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    1. Yan same to you..
      have a goodweekend too..

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  11. I know hotels around Mid Valley always fully booked. DOn't ever dream of making a booking less than a week before check-in.

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    1. yes MV's hotel is really making lots of money..
      lots of ppl want to stay there..
      convenient mah .. can go shopping..

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    2. yalor, those hotels at MV and also around Bukit Bintang always fully booked one lah.. difficult to get a room there.. but there are lots of boutique hotel mushrooming, can try your luck..

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    3. My hubb doesn't like those hotels around shopping malls. He very cerewet one, prefer comfort to compact! One the other hand I don't mind any hotel as long as it doesn't look creepy and eerie!

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  12. Whoah... even after that tyre puncture, still have lots of money leftover for a trip, ah?

    Jangan marah, SP. Kidding only. ;p

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    1. luckily the tyre was cover by the extra..
      so I untung le ..
      WEI I MARAH LE .. so next time when I am in MV i pm you..
      you belanja me minum kopi.... tapi tak mahu makan petai le . kakakakakaka

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    2. hahaha, this SP sure orang kaya lah.. no need him to tell, we can already sense that from his post entries, hahaha!!

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  13. Have fun and enjoy your trip.

    Eh... if you don't follow your fui fui's advice, were you thinking of making a walk-in reservation kah?

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    1. If I am still single I will do that....
      that's is why I always put on my ear plug ..
      my wife always ngek ngek ngek (nagging) .........

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    2. Wei, SP.... terang terang cakap your wife ngek ngek ngek...

      Malam nanti tidor at hotel lobby baru tau! Sleep with Parameswara, wakakakak!

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  14. That COurtyard hotel sure looks interesting....

    Expensive or not?

    But SP taste... it must be lor, since he is also talking about Renaissance, Equatorial... 5-star owh. ;)

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    1. actually I was desperate of looking for a hotel..
      so just try those 5 stars one le..
      i stayed in Renaissance hotel b4 using my company's corporate rate..
      it is about RM200++ so I think it is OK le..
      later my wife complain that I bring her those lousy cheap hanky panky hotel ....

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  15. Waaaa...so nice. I'm sooooo jealous! I wish I could tag along! Don't miss the nyonya food at Mako - best in town...and their ang tao cendol for dessert is a must!!!

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    1. dont be jealous le ..
      I had suggested.. why not you come to penisular and we have a makan expedition..
      from south to north...

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  16. Come to Sibu better - stay at my house free, airport transfers free, food free (including my own home-cooked specialties, money cannot buy one), tours around places of interest in town free... Where to find anything like this, I ask you? Wink! Wink!

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    1. thank you thank you....
      aiyo me paiseh le .....
      later you kidnap me and ask ransom from my wife.. kakakakaka
      have a good weekend ya..

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    2. STP, SP is a rich person. You must charge him kau-kau if he lodged at your place. Plus 20% service charge in the bill! Wakakakaka!

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  17. Lesson learnt: don't book your hotel room last minute :P

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    1. hahaha... yup
      dont't take things for granted.. aihhh...

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  18. Luckily that hotel got no room, nanti that BiBik Nyonya ghost will visit you as usual. She will tap your feet and smile at you while chewing betel nut sireh. Niak! Niak!

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    1. huh .. really got ghost?
      sure boh? then I will ask her for 4D and I PM will you.
      so another billioaire is born. kakakakakaka

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    2. Aiyoh, TM scare people from visiting the place lah! Naughty TM!

      Eh... but I got experience that tapping at feet one. No smile though. Serious face only. And at my home. ;p

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    3. oo shoot...
      scary man... My wife is really very timid one....
      she will be scare when she hear anjing crying..

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    4. Really one lah, not kidding dei..... Those old ones and museum got Niak Niak walk here and there!

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    5. Seriously, ka, Lina? So how you reacted? Scream? Hide under the blanket?? Faint?

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  19. I love to eat at THE PERANAKAN RESTAURANT along Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lok (Hereen Street)

    The whole antique interior furnitures are so beautiful and the food is good. High class place and popular with Japanese, so ngam for Simple Prince - Our Blog Billionaire.

    Can I call them for booking now and get ready to roll out red carpet for you?

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    1. hmm okie.. shall put it in the makan list...
      yup maybe should but 1/2 antique for my fiture investment huh. kakakaka..

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  20. Don't forget to take the boar ride during cool evenings and tour the waterways of Melaka. I love that as you can see real Melaka like Venice!

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    1. boar ride as in pig ride? lol.....
      it must be ipad auto correction huh ..
      I think this time I want to try out the boat ride in Melaka...
      never try it before.. then this time I bring my wife ..
      so should be very romantic..

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    2. wakakakaka!! BOAR ride!! maybe they really have such service, instead of cow and horse, you ride on boar!! but then this business sure not making money, cos not halal lah!!

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    3. BOAR RIDE? LOL....TM Lou fah jor ka? I can imagin SP going Yihaw! on the boar

      SP, boat ride at night very romantic. Just nice with the wifey

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    4. ROFL!!!!!

      Boar ride I definitely cannot do! Not HALAL! LOL

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    5. I prefer to eat rather ride the boar...
      kakakaka

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    6. OMG! OMG! Muahahahaha....... Aiyoooo stupid iPad!!

      Kakakakakakaka......malu only laaa... okay B-O-A-T ride....!

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    7. ROFLMAO!!! Boar ride?? This is epic la, granny TM!

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  21. tapao durian puffs at Jonker street and walk on several steps further to Geographer for a good pint of Hoegaarden! :) sheer bliss. (after dinner of course)

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    1. durian + beer ... @.@"?
      too bad I don't like hoegaarden..
      speaking of Geographer .. I went to Geograher Puchong the other day..

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    2. durian puff la...not quite a dangerous pairing per say. :) Malacca most happening place during weekend is very much Jonker. I think your wife would enjoy the shopping at the pasar malam. You can drink beer at Geographer while waiting for her. Ehm. Drink other type of beer instead. :P Enjoy your weekend!

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  22. never underestimate Malacca because it's really a very popular place for short trips!! in fact, i always expect Malacca to be very crowded during weekends, even during normal weekends..

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    1. my friend told me that there are a lot of Singaporean visit Melaka too..

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    2. My Singaporean comrades told me that they like to drive some far places with their cars on weekends so Melaka is ideal choice for day trips. So many Singaporeans bought up so many old heritage houses along Jonker street and sapu most of the antiques. Now the shops even asked me to sell my antiques to them! I am reluctant to sell them but I am in the midst of making my new blog on my antiques to make them drool.

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  23. if i were you, i'll make sure i have the booking earlier.. don't care whether it's peak or non-peak lah, but the earlier you book the better it is mah.. have a peace of mind, and early birds enjoy more privilege too~~ :)

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    1. hotel booking can be kiasu a bit lah.. unlike AA, you have to speculate when is the cheapest price so most of the time you can't decide whether to book or not, haha!! but for hotels, the earlier the better lah~~

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    2. aihhh .. i learn my lesson..
      next time shall book the hotel once the trip is confirm..

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  24. Wow! Even all the 5 stars hotel with damn expensive price are full. Share about the hotel that you are going to stay, yeah! Cause I am planning to go Malacca again =D

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  25. wah, going down south to JB?? dunno about JB, but i heard Muar got nice food and Seremban got the famous grilled crab, and of course the 芙蓉燒包 lor.. Malacca leh?? definitely more i think..

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    1. 粒粒雞飯, nyonya food, jonker street snacks, satay celup, nadeje's mille crepe, 陳金福 local delicacies, pineapple tarts.. wow, i seem to know malacca food a lot!! haha~~ :D

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  26. new hotel, i think no problem lah, sure will be very clean one.. and sure the service will be good, hahaha!! you try that out and then write a review when you are back lah (that i bet you will be doing, haha)..

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    1. the last time i went i stay in those boutique hotel, Hotel 88 i think, can't really remember the name.. i actually like those boutique hotel, because the design all the time are unique and contemporary, and the staffs tend to get more personal to the guests..

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    2. SK

      "the staffs tend to get more personal to the guests.." meaning...???

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    3. Meow,
      I also want to know woh.... oooo personal? ;p

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    4. hahaha .. my friend also told me that.
      those boutique hotel's staff is really friendly..
      but personal touch? hmm u sure not those hanky panky hotel?
      kakakakaka

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    5. Wah! Thambee you spilled your beans oledi... Kamala is gonna kill you tonight!!!

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    6. More personal... please tell me more about the hotel, SK.

      So that I can ban my hubb from staying in that hotel, bluek!

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  27. Johor must try the "kueh tiao kia" :)

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  28. eh sure or not? Try booking thru agoda. sometimes they say fully book coz they reserved room for online booking.

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  29. seremban is the Kukut curry bun lor, then melaka....hmmm...you take beef? The Tangkak Beef noodles, Makko Nyonya restaurant try their bendi sambal

    the usual satay celup,

    Portugese settlement...

    Ikan bakar

    Oh ya,..the putu piring at jalan tengkera

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  30. cham...i talked too much...suddenly my comment hilanged

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  31. makan at The Lukut Curry King bun

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  32. You take beef? if yes, try the tangkak beef noodle. Then must try is the putu piring at jalan tengkera

    The Portugese settlement. Lovely sunset

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    1. meow meow.. thanks for many inputs..
      Shall check on all those great makan places...
      Arigato....

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  33. yay, a visit to my hometown of malacca! heheh, my favorite malaccan food is satay celup! :D

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    1. Bro.. thanks..
      but mayb I skip this cause my wife dont eat spicy food now..

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  34. looks like a great place, take care and I hope you have an enjoyable trip...happy weekend!

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  35. Have fun and enjoy all the food you will find in Malacca.

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  36. Enjoy your trip, is the hotel near to the shopping area Mahkota and Jonker Street?

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  37. Melaka is so popular with visitors from all over. The food is awesome. I am planning a trip there but might have to book a hotel room months ahead. :P

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  38. have fun in your trip, and enjoy your eats :)

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  39. Have fun, SP and returns with hundreds of photos to share here :D

    You can try out that SK's photo album by then.

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  40. Eat KFC & McD. hahahaha~~
    I'm sure you're friends given you plenty of tips. My favourites are pulut cendol & chicken rice. The nonya food is nothing great to me.

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  41. Enjoy your trip SP
    Yeah i suggest KFC and McD too hahahahaha

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  42. I've heard it hard to get a room in Malacca. Even with so many new hotels popping up! It's a popular quick getaway from KL and Singapore.

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  43. I will wait for your Melaka post..then i will know what to eat when i go next time! Enjoy your holiday!

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