Well it was about 4 weeks ago where my dad had an impromptu plan to visit the historical state of Malacca on a 1-day trip..
It was our first family outstation trip after my mom had passed away in 2006 and not like we traveled a lot when my mom was still around back then..It’s like a first-timer thingy..
So off we went off early in the morning for some breakfast before the 1-hour plus 2-hours trip..
A big mistake was we took the LEKAS highway via Kajang route, where we thought passing by Seremban would be faster as Cheras is nearer to LEKAS (Lebuhraya Kajang-Seremban)..
Once we reached Seremban we had to take a detour and exit to PLUS highway to follow Johor Baru, which is the very same highway if we were to follow KL-Seremban highway..
So a reminder to first-timer to Malacca, unless you are staying in Kajang-bound area, keep off LEKAS highway to go to Malacca..Always take KL-Seremban highway..
So on the highway it’s all the way follow road sign on the highway and we exited at Alor Gajah if not mistaken..By the way, my family is not a keen user of GPS-device, though we did try it on my phone for that trip..
Once you’ve passed the toll plaza, follow Pusat Bandaraya Melaka or something like that..
Straight away we headed to Jonker Walk (or some say Jonker Street) as most people know there’s nothing much to do in Malacca other than going to Jonker Walk..
*Kedai Kopi Chung Wah – Hainanese Chicken Rice Ball*
Our first stop in Jonker Walk, to find Kedai Kopi Chung Wah, the Hainanese Chicken Rice Ball shop..
It’s located at the end of Jonker Walk connecting to the famous red colored Christ Church Malacca..
There were a few chicken rice ball shops but I’ve heard of good reviews on Chung Wah so we decided to queue up despite the long queue under the hot sun..
The queue was not like freaking long but I guessed we’ve waited at least 30-40 minutes, standing under the hot-burning sun..
Coincidentally, while we were queuing, I bumped onto Akira “Jian” ceo, Jacquelyn, and Alex..
*The chicken rice balls*
I would say it’s not like superbly delicious but it’s way better than a lot of chicken rice..The rice balls are to die for..
It’s difficult to find any chicken rice that you can eat just the rice without putting any sauce or gravy on it..In Chung Wah you can..
The steamed chicken is quite tender and not too salty, which is just right and just dip into the chili for better taste..
*Both my sisters Min, Eshan and my dad*
Once again I wouldn’t it’s especially great that you have to travel so far just for it but if you are already there, why not?
In Malacca town, where Jonker Walk, Christ Church, and few other places are all just walking distance..
*Trishaw rental rate*
Other than walking around you can also rent a trishaw which is equipped with sub-woofer audio system blasting on Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” and Bon Jovi’s “It’s My Life”..
We opted to walk around instead of taking the trishaw..
Reminder, do apply sunblock lotion and take necessary pre-cautions to deal with the heat in Malacca..
After the long-haul under the hot sun, it’s best to sit down and have a bowl of ABC a.k.a ice/ais kacang before you leave..
We didn’t stay for the night nor stayed for satay celup dinner due to fatigue and the heat is hitting us..
So off we went back to KL at about 5pm..
It’s a good journey and definitely will be there again..