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3D2N Malacca: Day 1

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

In March, we made use of the Good Friday long weekend for a short trip to Malacca. I know, it's June now and it took me a super long time to get this post out. 


Anyway, every Singaporeans should know that whenever there is a long weekend, most people will flock to Malaysia for some shopping and munching. This was our first time out of Singapore after many years. We have another upcoming big trip to Taiwan and this Malacca trip serves as a mini trip in preparation for our April's trip. 

Here is a summary of our itinerary for the 3 days. Technically, we spent only 2 days in Malacca because we had to leave for KL on the 3rd day for Qing Ming prayers. So, we didn't really have much time to explore and feast more during the stay in Malacca. 



3D2N Malacca Itinerary

Stay: The Shore Residences
Day 2:
Exploring the Heritage Area - Eating and feasting in the area
Day 3: 
KL for prayers - Home Sweet Home


Day 1: Singapore - Malacca - Jonker Street

One disadvantage of travelling into Malaysia during a long holiday is being caught in the holiday traffic jam. Therefore, we planned to leave early in the morning. 

We were up at 6am to prepare, left our house at 7.30am, reached custom 8.30am. Sure enough, there was already a long queue at the Tuas immigration. In fact, the jam had been ongoing since the night before! 


We were caught in the jam for close to 3 hours! With 5 adults and 2 active children squeezed into one car, it was definitely not a comfortable ride. 

Upon reaching Malaysia territory, we turned on our WiFi router. However, we kept getting disconnected from the network and hence decided to sleep through the rest of the journey.

After a 4-hours drive with breaks in between, we finally reached our destination! We checked into our apartment, The Shore Residences. It is a 3-bedroom apartment with a living area and kitchenette, just right for our family size. Read here for more details of the apartment.



The boys were super excited of our new house that they can't stop running in and out of the rooms. After a short exploration of our new house, we went to Jonker Street.

According to the reviews on booking.com, Jonker street is about a 15-minutes walk from our apartment. However, during our drive to the apartment earlier, we felt that it seemed to be quite a long walk. Plus the scorching hot weather, we decided to drive there instead. 

We started our exploration at Jonker Street. We were there at about 5pm. The roads will be closed at 6pm and stalls will be setup along the street. Read here for more details of Jonker Street.


It wasn't easy to bring the boys along while walking at the night market. They were too tired and started whining and kept asking us to carry them. Anyway, we had our tummy filled and dabao more food back to the apartment as supper. It was close to 11pm when we were back at our apartment. Prepared and chased the boys to bed and continue to feast on the food we bought.


Stay tuned for more updates of Day 2 of our trip, where we explored the heritage of Malacca. 

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14 comments:

  1. Traffic jams to Malaysia during public holidays is a NIGHTMARE!!! Curious why you stayed in apartment since hotels in Malacca are generally quite reasonably priced? Is it really cheaper to stay in apartment?

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    1. The main reason is we want to stay together instead of being in different rooms. More helping hands are very much welcomed when travelling with the kids.

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  2. Looking forward to your post on Jonker street!!! It's been ages since we went to Malacca!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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    1. I do hope my Jonker Street post is coming out soon. It is still stuck in draft!

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  3. Jonker Street! It's less crowded during the day and there are a few very good eateries that open during the day time too! :)

    Michelle @ The Chill Mom

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    1. We went during evening time and into the night. I know there's quite a number of nice eateries, but we didn't have enough time and tummy space to try all. :(

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  4. Malacca had plenty of good food and a relatively chill and easy trip. Did your boys take well to the jam?

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    1. Well..they are happily playing on the car. I think the adults didn't take well to the jam because the boys were too noisy and active, they don't sleep, we don't sleep.

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  5. The apartment looks really clean and classy. I totally forgot how Jonker street looks like as I haven't been there for ages! Malaysia, everywhere also jam... whenever you are travelling there, always be prepared to be caught in the jam...

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    1. Then you should make a trip there someday again. You are right about the jam..

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  6. I have been to Malacca with my office team and all I remember is food and food we had there. Quite a good places to roam around.

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  7. We give up driving to Malaysia due to the traffic jam. So we booked a car with driver to n fro to JB on our last trip and my hub and girls slept thru the ride.. No more stress in driving. We are thinking to booked a car again n perhaps to Malacca.

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  8. We've experienced being stuck in causeway traffic jams before and it was no joke, esp with young kids. That's why we have resorted to flying for regional destinations now.

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  9. That's a pretty nice apartment! Apartment is always a gd stay for bigger family size.

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