I’m going to Melaka for a weekend trip [Weekend Traveller Series Part 9]

Welcome back to the fortnightly Weekend Traveller series where I share tips and strategies for travelling during the weekend so you can travel more using less work leave. You can find all of the previous posts for weekend end travel here.

Today’s post doesn’t have any travel planning tips. Instead, I want to share about my upcoming weekend travel. I will be going to Melaka for a 3-day trip next weekend.

Since my round-the-world trip, I’ve stopped most of my short-term (aka 2-day) trips because I do not have the budget and I already have too much free time.

However, my friend Debbie suggested that we take a trip overseas since she has an extra day of leave. We initially planned to head to Medan because of cheap plane tickets but there was volcano activity last month.

In the end, we decided to head to Melaka.

Christ Church Melaka
Christ Church Melaka

Melaka has a special place in my heart. It was the first stop of my Visit Malaysia project. It was there that I discovered that not every friend makes a good travel companion.

What to do in Melaka?

The last time I went to Melaka in 2011, I didn’t plan much. We ended up walking around and stumbled across a Torture Equipment Exhibition which featured some very painful looking thingamajigs.

Luckily, Melaka is a very small town so everything we want to do can be reached by foot. There were a few places which I didn’t go to last time so I need to tick them off the list. These places include:

  • Bukit Cina (Chinese Hill) cemetery [I haven’t visited a Malaysian cemetery even though I’ve been to ones in Argentina and Chile.]
  • Cheng Ho Museum
  • Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum
  • Shopping malls (because Malaysia has A&Ws and Daiso’s with peach lip balm!)

While Melaka is not as famous as Penang for food, there are a couple things that I will be eating. Including:

  • Chicken rice balls (though they were not very tasty the first time around)
  • Chendol
  • Bak kee soup
Chicken rice balls in Melaka
Chicken rice balls in Melaka

We’ve already booked our room for two nights as well as the transport from Singapore to Melaka and back. Things seem pretty good now.

Are you planning any weekend travels? Share your trip in the comments below.

Melaka river in the day
Melaka river in the day

Missed the previous weekend travel posts?

Part 1: Pros & cons of weekend travel
Part 2: Where to go for Weekend Travel?
Part 3: Choosing transportation for weekend travel
Part 4: Travel planning for weekend trips
Part 5: Make your own travel guide for a weekend trip
Part 6: How to pack for a weekend trip
Part 7: How to use Foursquare to plan a day’s travel
Part 8: Why a weekend trip is the best time to start solo travelling
Part 9: I’m going to Melaka for a weekend trip

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