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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Xmas in Melaka 08

This year my company's yearly 1 week forced leave had been lengthen to 2 weeks. This news came at the last minute - late November - which left us with too little time to plan any decent trip (I believe that year end and school holidays are bad time to go on holiday, need to pay peak period surcharges every where, and I am not sure if I imagining - you see Singaporeans every where). In the end, K and I booked a short 3D2N trip Xmas holiday to Melaka (Malacca in English) to R&R, eat and take photos. After all it had been 10+ years since I was last there with my family.

The small historical town is a nice place and I do see Singaporeans everywhere. The hotel we stayed at was cool - Hotel Puri - it is a restored Peranakan house in Chinatown very near to the city with lots of attractions and good food nearby. The hotel was very tastefully done up to reflect the heritage of the area, but I will have to say that room we had was, though clean, so-so.

Since it's a small town, I will advise that a 2D1N trip will be suffice to cover most of the places/food of interest. Must try - chicken rice balls (order the steamed Chicken version), Cendol, Peranakan food.

I was trying out my first roll of black and white film (Lucky SHD 100) on my underused Yashica Electro 35 GS rangefinder. As a newb, well, about half of them are gone - due to out of focus, blurring, over exposure, etc etc. But hey practices make prefect right? I should get my ass off, go out and shot more often. People out there remember to chio this newb.

More photos of the trip in my Picasa Album - Melaka Xmas
Melaka Xmas

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