One of the long weekends in June, I went to Malacca in a group of 6-8 for a 3D2N trip. Two nights in Malacca? Really? Having been to Malacca at least 6 times in the past 10 years, many would wonder if I’d find anything interesting. Of course I did. In fact, the 3 days didn’t feel long at all.
#1 Play with Huskies at Huskitory
I’m not a dog person. I’ve never heard about this place until my dog-loving friends shortlisted Huskitory. It’s a corner house turned into a husky cafe, where you pay RM18/pax for an hour with easily 8 huskies in an indoor setting. Totally didn’t see it coming! I imagined sipping a cuppa while 1 or 2 huskies roam around quietly. Nope.
I found it overwhelming in a great way when the pack of dogs flocked in. They scanned through every table for interesting things, ignored our snacks after a day of snacking, napped at the coldest corner of the space and made it difficult for any decent photos to be taken. Within 10 min, I was like, “Ok I’m happy and satisfied! Take my RM18.” LOL.
Good that we made reservation for the 5pm slot because we could stay well past 6pm when they’re supposed to have an outdoor session. Our outdoor session got cancelled because it was a rainy day. We stayed indoor with the dogs longer.
TIPS: Make reservation via their Facebook page over weekend and public holiday.
#2 Eat Triple Cheese Naan at Pak Putra
I’ve been to Pak Putra during one of my past trips but I don’t remember it being this awesome! Maybe it’s because we ate it for late dinner at 11pm. Maybe it’s because RK, who is not a cheese eater, loving the cheese. Or maybe I didn’t try the triple cheese naan during my previous visit. We also ordered two chicken dishes and a spinach dish to go with our naans; they were great too.
I’ve always liked Indian food and am definitely enjoying it more now because it’s healthy so I don’t feel guilty eating. RK actually said he must eat at Pak Putra every time he visits Malacca in the future. Good for him.
#3 Watch Moonrise at Hatten Silverscape Residence
We booked a 2-bedroom luxury condominium unit with balcony facing the Straits of Malacca. The condominium also had an infinity pool facing the same direction. I assumed we’d be able to see sunset at either place since we’re facing Straits of Malacca from the land. I was wrong. We were on the West Coast facing the water but we were somehow facing East. LOL!
We were supposed to watch sunset while eating at balcony or swimming at the pool. But we ended up eating with the sky just turning dark and watching moonrise while swimming! What was that?!
I honestly didn’t know there’s such thing as moonrise until we caught it by chance. It’s pretty much an exact reverse of a sunrise. The sky is dark regardless. And you see the moon rising and getting illuminated. That was mind blowing for me. Loved it.
#4 Take Beautiful Photos at Padang Pasir Klebang
I thought the sand dunes would be similar to the ones at Lancelin, Perth. Wrong again. Perth’s don’t require you to walk more than 1km to reach. Perth’s is huge, tall and super windy so you can sand board, feel like you’re in a snow storm and get stuck with sand on your scalp and between your teeth.
But when I was in Perth, I didn’t have an artistic friend who could take beautiful photos of the visit!
It was a long hot walk with lots of sand over stimulating my neuropathy feet but the photos were nice~ Yay!
#5 Free and Easy in Malacca
The previous time I went to Malacca with this bunch, I packed the whole day with tonnes of food for our day trip. We were super loaded we were sick of eating. This round, I was too busy to bother planning anything for the trip so it was a really slow and chill trip. The trip turned out more collaborative too.
We left our Airbnb at noon both days. We waited an hour for lunch both days. And we roamed from one place to the other without time constraint. On one hand you can say we wasted a lot of time in between. On the other hand we wouldn’t have caught the mind blowing moonrise if we planned and followed a plan to the t.
It was a trip to enjoy the camaraderie anyway. And Malacca was only the place that hosted us. It has definitely fed our tummy, sight and spirit well.
Till my next trip update!