Cuisine in Melaka


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We hope to write our comments and views on the development of the tourism sector in Melaka so that old cultural jewels can be retained and new ones generated to attract more visitors to our Melakan shores.

For us to continue our journey, we like to invite visitors to pen their comments and views so that we can create a sustainable and vibrant tourism sector in Melaka.


TW Kang

Cuisine in Melaka


In a few days time, 2013 will end and we will usher in the New Year of 2014. We want to send our greetings to everyone for ushering 2014.

May 2014 bring us joy, happiness, health and peace to all Malaysians and our fellow humans around the world.

Also, by the end of January 2014, all Chinese around the world will usher in the Year of the Horse.

May the Horse gallops in prosperity, wealth and happiness for everyone.


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The Best Malaysia Has To Offer – Citrawarna/Colours Of 1Malaysia 2013

Citrawarna also known as Colours of 1 Malaysia will be held on 25th May 2013 at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur. It returns for another year of showcasing the best of what Malaysia has to offer and to prove that colours and cultures always have a correlation with one another in most festivals in Malaysia.

Founded in 1999 to reflect the rich cultures that Malaysia represents, the event has since spread awareness of Malaysia’s artistic, geological and cultural gems to many parts of the world.

The ruler of Malaysia, Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Al-Haj Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah and his queen are expected to grace the event to officiate at the Citrawarna 2013 Parade as well as to lend the event their support.

The yearly event celebrated every May, to unite various states of the nation in one single place to portray their culture and lifestyle. One can use this opportunity to see shows presented by different ethnic races of this multicultural country.

To expect larger and more dazzling event in this 15th year celebration, one can also get the experience of seeing various talents and cultural performances exhibited on one solo stage or floor where all the nook and corner of Malaysia gets bonded.

During this festival there will be traditional dances, parades, exhibitions, traditional costumes and jewelleries and many more events that will bring together all the different races in Malaysia. Each ethnic Malaysian community will showcase their traditional and customary individuality in costumes, head gears, traditional dance and music, art and craftwork and also traditional cuisine and delicacies and many more.


Depicted as a ‘premier cultural extravaganza’ by Ministry of Tourism and Tourism Malaysia, the festive brings in joy in every Malaysian’s soul as one can see all the arts and dance performances of the country under one roof. There are visitors from other continents as well to enjoy these shows.

This year’s festival too will be a time of celebration of unity among Malaysian, so come along with your family!

For tourists, visitors and foreigners, come and join this great gala extravaganza with your fellow Malaysians and enjoy 1Malaysia!

Come to Malaysia with wide-opened eyes and mind as this is a land of festival where you can treat your vision as well as inhale the gala air every moment and every minute. Indulge yourself in numerous functions of the country and get unlimited joy that will remain in your heart forever.



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Freshly made Pineapple Cakes from Gartien @ ???? at Macalister Road, Penang Island.

Chinese New Year is around the corner, everyone is busy selecting their cakes and snacks for themselves and their love one during this festive season. This year, you will having an additional choice on the Gartien pineapples cakes ???? (N5.41620 E100.32844) from Penang which is made by 100% locally grown pineapples. No worries! you don’t have to travel to Penang island if you staying out of the state, they are providing online purchase including door-step delivery. (please refer to the URL below)

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The fresh and locally made pineapple cakes offering in 10 pcs in a well designed gift box with the red and gold color, and impressive ink painting of the ‘Peony / Mudan’ flower (???) design on each pack of the cake.

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Their decor and design resembles the prosperity of the coming Chinese New Year.

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The pineapple cake has a perfect balance of the sweetness and slight sourish tinge, excellent taste of the pineapple and not forget the nice aroma within. This pineapple cake is different from those available around us, not overly sweet and with a balance butter taste, it actually changed my usual impression.

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If you’re fans of the pineapple cake, you give should bite on it…but if you’re not, I encourage you give a try. Taste the different!

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You have three(3) options to purchase the Auspicious Gift Box of Gartien Pineapple Cakes…
1)  Calling their line at +604-2990068
2)  Email direct to them by the email address below
3)  Send them a private message through their Facebook page

The box of pineapple cake is selling for RM45. However, you will get a promotion price for RM38/box if you order before 31st Dec 2013.

Limited quantities available (Only 250 boxes per week) on the 4 weeks as stated :-
Week 1: 30th December 2013 to 5th of January 2014.
Week 2: 6th January 2014 to 12th of January 2014.
Week 3: 13th January 2014 to 19th of January 2014.
Week 4: 20th January 2014 to 26 of January 2014.

Beside the promotion price, there’s also a bonus for all! For every 10 boxes ordered/bought, you can either opt for another box of pineapple cakes FREE if you collect them yourself or get your postage WAIVED if you are residing within Peninsular Malaysia. Last day for collection is on 26th January 2014. Hurry now to place your order to avoid any disappointment!

Gartien @ ???? is situated at Lorong Macalister, a small lane turn next to St Paul’s Church along the Macalister Road of Penang, in case you need a self collection on the pineapple cakes.

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The Traders Hotel at Puteri Harbour Nusajaya, Johor.

The Traders Hotel (N1.41773 E103.65641) is located next to the Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park at Nusajaya, Johor. The hotel was just started operation in the year 2013 which only few months ago…
There is a highway connected to the Second Link and North South Expressway to the location, so there shouldn’t be any problem if you drive from the north or even coming from our neighbor country – Singapore. (you can refer from the G map below)

The mid-market Traders brand, managed by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, cater to today’s savvy and passionate traveler with brilliant simplicity and warm sincerity. They provide a friendly yet professional environment designed to complement guests at work, rest and play.

In 1989 the first Traders Hotel opened in Beijing to complement Shangri-La’s China World Hotel. Building on Traders Hotel, Beijing’s success, today there are 15 Traders hotels in operation, with a scheduled opening in Doha Qatar.

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We were having our 2 days 1 night city escape trip in the hotel on one of the weekend during this school holiday.
The hotel provided 2 storey of basement parking and limited parking at the front of the hotel. The lobby is situated on the 1st floor and the whole lobby is decorated by the nature theme of ocean. You can see the shape of waves are decorated everywhere included the lighting, reception counter and the sofa for the guests. The carpet is pepper stone design in the wave shape too, and if you notice one of the wall paper is in blue color that represent the ocean…
This lobby is special!

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We were invited politely to the Lobby Lounge by the women at the counter while waiting for our room checking…impressed.

The Lobby Lounge
The lounge is just located next to the lobby and it was a relax and comfort place to have a drinks or enjoy your favorite coffee. The lounge is having a simple and yet relax design, it’ll be a good area for a tea break with your friends or clients.

Photos of the Lobby Lounge :-

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I was surprised when the staff brought over their iPad for my signature to check in the room, and I found out later that the hotel is practice in the paperless concept to “Protect and save the Earth”! There will be no paper during your check-in and check-out, if you insist on the receipt while check out, the management will email it to you. Amazing and I like it very much!
This was the first hotel within Johor I came across practicing this ‘green’ concept. Excellent!

Let me bring you for a virtual tour around the hotel before the rooms…

The function rooms are located at the 4th floor (which also the top floor) of the building 1, and we walked passed the main ballroom…

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The decoration of the ballroom is mainly about wood, and we saw some interesting ‘Batik’ wood craft decor in the room…

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There’s also a VIP waiting room situated at the lift lobby of the 4th floor, provided for those who are waiting for the event.

Walk across the sky-bridge to the building 2, the roof top garden is perfect relax area for guests and you can capture the breathtaking view of the Puteri Harbour.

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At the left side of the roof top garden, there’s the Traders Club Lounge exclusive for VIP guests. It’s the place for VIP guests to meet and dine their clients who visit them. There’s also a meeting room in the Traders Club Lounge where the guests to held a discussion with their customers.

Once you step into the lounge, you’ll see rows of comfort sitting area…where you can having a chat or reading your favorite books…

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The lounge designed a full grass on the other side that makes a nice view of the Puteri Harbour.

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The dining area is located next after the relax area…

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All the decorations are based on nature and fishermen. If you notice the walls are decorated like the fishing net and the main attractive area is the foods area. There are many different type of fishes hanging on top and there are beautiful! Nice!

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You will have a option to choose a privacy dining area which is separated. The fishing net deco are more clearer at this corner…

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The harbour view meeting room has all the basic facility such as fax machine, printer, internet access and etc.

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On the right of the Roof top garden is the health and fitness center.

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It’s definitely a nice place for gym because it has a nice harbour view from the glasses…

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The health center will be start operating soon in the months later…

After walk through the fitness center, another sky bridge connected from building 2 to 3. I like this well designed bridge very much! The Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park is on my right and the Puteri Harbour is on my left. I cross it many times…:)

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On the other side of the bridge, we reached the infinity swimming pool and the SkyBar of Traders Hotel.

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There are children pool, jacuzzi pool and a big pool overview the scenic view of the harbour, coastal of Johor, Straits of Johor and partial of Singapore.

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You even can enjoy a few mugs of ice cold beer or your favorite cocktail in the SkyBar (just open not too long ago) just next to the swimming pool…the SkyBar is a total new concept that you can refer to my previous post.

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Among all the area in Traders Hotel, I like this view (below) very much! Standing on the bridge connected building to building overview the Little Red Cube below…(I snapped more than 30 photos just about this view…)

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Me and my family had awesome breakaway on the 2 days 1 night city escape! We all love the hotel and the surrounding very much! I over heard the conversation between my wife and my daughter said…they want to come here and stay always…:)

Below photo was one of the wood (tree) decor I like, it located at the forth floor of the building 2.

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Please visit their official website (below) for the rooms rate. Their rates are different that depends on the earliest booking, means if you book early you’ll get a better rate!

I’ll continue the room that we stayed and other type of room available on my next post, that will also include the delicious meal that we enjoy in the hotel. Not to forget the Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park too. So stay tune!