My recent weekend trip to Malacca was memorable and fun. I stayed within the Chinatown area where the famous Jonker Walk was two streets away. On weekend nights the whole street is closed for traffic and turns into a lively night market.
Malacca was declared a World Heritage City by UNESCO on 7 July 2008. It is a favourite destination for short getaways for many Singaporeans. I love its heritage buildings, cultural enclaves, places of worship and its wide selection of yummy cuisines.
This Peranakan museum was the filming site for the famous Singapore-made TV drama, The Little Nonya. Sadly, there was no long queues to visit it.I didn't have a chance to visit it as I was herded along with the other bloggers on a quick walk around Chinatown.
Many tourists would visit this Geographer Cafe which is conveniently located in a conspicuous corner pre-war shophouse right in the heart of Jonker Walk.
On my last day in Malacca, my fun Malaysian buddies Jason and Robin brought us to this famous dessert shop, Jonker88.com.
On that extremely humid afternoon, there was a loooong queue outside this shophouse. I almost wanted to give up as I have a bus to catch to the bus terminal but Jason was adamant that we eat this famous dessert before we depart for home.
crowded at the back of the shop
crowded at the front of the shop
Jason managed to cut queue and he generously gave us a treat of this famous icy dessert (RM3 each). Many customers were waiting for seats in the packed and crowded dessert shop. We couldn't find an empty seat and our Cendal was melting .....
Cendol..... Looks good right!?
Jason (left), Robin and Chris wolfing down their Cendol, standing
The ice shaving machines and the workers worked non-stop to cater to the long queue of customers.
The Cendol is the most popular item on the menu. There was a selection of desserts which I find a creative use of their local ingredients.
I am going to come back for the rest of their desserts!! Thanks Jason for the treat!