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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

2D1N Free & Easy Melaka Part 1



Wanted to blog about this very short trip earlier, but a couple of unfortunate things happened.... so delay until now de......

I wanted to travel but plans didn't work out some how, I was rather unhappy.....  Then there was this random day, chit chatting with a colleague and she mentioned that Malacca is affordable and near, not much planning needed.  Sounded good enough, so I persuaded hubby to go with me.  The kids didn't want to follow, so we left them at home (the house was intact and they were alive when we were back lolxx...).

Our inexpensive mini honeymoon was great!  Sharing with you guys the food and fun which might be interesting if you are going to Malacca!


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Destination: Malacca (Malaysia)
Mode of travel: Free & Easy
Coach: KKKL Travel & Tours Pte and WTS Travel & Tours Pte Ltd (Total S$126 for 2 pax)
Accommodation: Hatten Hotel Melaka, Junior Suite (1 night MYR332.78)
Duration: 2D1N  3rd - 4th Jun 2017
Travel Buddy: Le Hubby

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Starting off with my experience of the coaches and hotel I booked:

Booking of the coaches was easy from www.busonlineticket.com.  Just that the online payment system was somehow messed up during that time and I went to SingPost to make the payment.  To-and-fro was S$126 for the 2 of us which worked out to be S$63 per person.   I had to book coaches from 2 different travel companies (as stated above), choosing my preferred timing and drop off/pick point.  There's a few dollars different in cost but wasn't a big issue.

Then I went to www.booking.com to get a room in Hatten Hotel, all fixed and confirmed 2 weeks before departure.

The coach was 10 mins late at Tampines MRT pick up point but a SMS was send to inform.


The bus was new and awesome, setting off around 7.15am.  But it didn't go straight to the custom, it went to Bugis to pick up a few more passengers.  It's very annoying, so much time was wasted.


We stopped over at Yong Peng rest point around 9am.


It's a huge canteen with huge washrooms.


The chicken rice was dry and salty, and the drink tasted like cough syrup.  Horrible.


The only good thing must be this SIM card seller.


I replenished all the sleep I lost while on the road.  The bus went to another hotel dropping other passengers off before making it's way to our hotel, annoying but no choice.   I was expecting to reach latest by 12pm, but ended up at 2pm.

Nevertheless, Hatten Hotel is beautiful.

Hatten Hotel Melaka
Hatten Square, Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia

Ground floor which looked like 6th floor in the lift's indicator.


The lift lobby to our room.

Even the corridor is splendid.

I am so proud of my choice!
The 33m2 Junior Suite consist of:
* A small living area with sofa
* Queen size bed
* Coffee/tea making facilities
* Internet access
* 2 LCD TVs
* Mini bar
* "Rain" and "Hand" showers
* In room safe box
* Iron and ironing board

The little living room with a cozy sofa allowed us to rest, fidget with handphone before my shower.
2 TVs aren't necessary, maybe they can replace one with a computer/laptop/tablet?  Here's more pics of the room:
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Fully marbled bathroom.


We explored the facilities of the hotel on the 2nd day of our stay.  But as usual we didn't use any.

All were at the 12 floor with a welcoming lounge.

The reception counter.

Sauna Room is all transparent.

The gym is on the left and the pool is on the right hand side.


Bought swim wear but was too lazy to dip into this infinity pool >.<

Another view of the pool with 2 blocks of hotel rooms.

View from the 12th floor over looking the Straits of Melaka.

Loving my zoom lens which managed to capture the crown of Melaka Straits Mosque (Masjid Selat Melaka).
It's a pity that we couldn't visit due to time constrain.

The next post will be flooded with food, stay with me and thanks for reading.


2 comments:

  1. Malacca is my favorite old town along with George Town in Malaysia. I can easily find out some lovely coffee and bakery shops and enjoy them. Thanks so much for your sharing and keep up with your good work!

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