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5D4N A PERANAKAN TALE

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5D4N A PERANAKAN TALE

Be amazed by the kaleidoscope of architectural styles – spanning Peranakan, Portuguese, Dutch and British elements during the tour and tuck in to the delicious Peranakan cuisine. Malacca is rich with centuries-old cultures, its most prominent one being the Peranakan. Peranakan culture is usually described as a hybrid of Chinese, Malay and Western cultures. The culture lives on and it is still the pride and glory of its descendants and what better way to relive and experience the Old World charm than through its absolutely irresistible cuisine.

DAY 1

Kuala Lumpur - Melaka

Pick-up from Kuala Lumpur city hotel and transferred to Melaka for your accommodation of four nights. Melaka is rich with heritage buildings, ancient landmarks and colonial structures. It was here that colonial forces first made contact with Malaysia, which eventually shaped the country into its current economic and political system. Today, in Melaka, you can still see the imprints of British, Dutch and Portuguese forces left behind in forts, museums, churches and towers. Meet at the lobby for departure at 19:00 hours to a restaurant specialising in Peranakan cuisine. Sample their Pai Tee (crunchy flour cup filled with julienned vegetables, omelette and fried shallots), Nyonya Laksa (noodles in coconut-infused curry gravy), Chicken Candlenut, Otak Otak (Steamed Spicy Fish Paste) and Nyonya mixed vegetables with white rice and savour every spoonful of the rice that is bursting with flavours. After dinner, drop by Jonker Walk, a street in historical Chinatown that is flanked on both sides of the road with heritage houses dating back up to the 17th century. At that time, rich Baba Nyonyas (also known as Peranakans, descendants of 15th - 16th century Chinese immigrants marrying local Malay women) lived and did their business here. Today, the street houses many shops selling antiques, textiles, handicrafts and souvenirs. Overnight on a bed-and-breakfast basis in *** Swiss-Garden Hotel Melaka*** Read more

Melaka Hotel-4 Nights
DAY 2

Melaka

Meet at the lobby @ 09:00 hours and proceed to Villa Sentosa which is located on the banks of the Melaka River. It is also known as the Malay Living Museum as it exhibits the typical lifestyle of a rich Malaysian family in the early 20th century and showcase a traditional Malay house setup. It’s an opportunity to wander through a genuine kampung house and witness the tradition and culture of Malaysia. One of the interesting facts is that this traditional Malay house was constructed without using a single nail. Continue to A’Famosa which is one of the oldest surviving remnants of European architecture in Asia built around 1511. The Portuguese colonised Melaka from 1511 to 1641. The first thing they did was build a fort overlooking the river, calling it A'Famosa. As Melaka was the centre of struggles between super powers of the time, and suffered the constant threat of attack, A'Famosa fort was critical in Portugal maintaining its colonial foothold in the Far East. Continue to Stadhuys that was built between 1641 and 1660 on the ruins of a fort which belongs to the Portuguese. Next, visit the St Paul's Church which is the church ruins that sit on the top of the St Paul's Hill. A stop at the Baba and Nyonya Heritage Museum transports you to a time when women peered at guests through elaborate partitions, and every social situation had its specific location within the house. The captivating museum is arranged to look like a typical 19th-century Baba-Nonya residence. Next stop is the Maritime Museum or the Flora de Lamar is a replica of the Portuguese ship which sank in the coast of Melaka while on its way to Portugal. The replica is a staggering 34 meters in height and 8 meters in width. The main focus of the museum is the maritime history of Melaka and the golden ages of Melaka’s Sultanate as the Emporium of the East. The museum has myriads of exhibits of articles such as porcelain, silk, textile and spices used by the seamen of the yesteryears and even come sunken treasures hauled from Diana, another shipwreck. Relax and take a step back in time as you take a 45-minutes boat cruise that pass by historic buildings, old warehouses, interesting churches and villages. Come lunch time, savour tender Hainanese chicken rice ball that is served with poached chicken. Chicken rice balls is one of Melaka’s most celebrated dishes. The steamed rice is shaped into golf ball-sizes and served alongside the chopped chicken. To give the meat an extra kick, you can dip the meat into the sweet and sour chilli sauce. Meet at the lobby for departure at 19:00 hours for satay celup (steamboat satay). Satay celup is one of Melaka’s signature dishes, hence, no trip is complete without savouring a taste! Satay celup is a dish where raw or semi-cooked meat and vegetables on skewers are dipped into a hot pot of thick, spicy peanut sauce and eaten with sauces that are similar to the satay sauce, however, made with a variety of different ingredients. With 80 types of skewered seafood and vegetables to choose from, such as chicken, fish balls, cuttlefish, mushrooms, vegetables, quail's eggs, shrimps, and fried bean curds – there is something for everyone. Overnight on a bed-and-breakfast basis in *** Swiss-Garden Hotel Melaka***   Read more

DAY 3

Melaka

After breakfast, leisure till afternoon. After lunch, meet at the lobby @ 14:00 hours and proceed for another exciting day in Melaka. Proceed to Hang Jebat Mausoleum. Hang Jebat Mausoleum is a burial ground along Jalan Kampung Kuli in Melaka dedicated to the legendary warrior Hang Jebat. Also known as Makam Hang Jebat, the crypt clearly predates the 1512 Portuguese occupation, but its exact date of construction (as well as its authenticity) remains a mystery. Next stop, Macau Gallery. situated in Bukit Peringgit in Melaka, is a double-storey complex showcasing the best of Macau for those who would like to know more about this interesting region. Lying on the western side of the Pearl River Delta across from Hong Kong to the east, Macau was formerly administered by Portugal and shares a lot of similarities with Melaka in terms of culture and architecture, and while it is mostly known as gambling central, Macau has a lot more to offer, especially for history and culture aficionados. Last stop, Hang Tuah Village. Located at Kampung Duyong, about 7km from the centre of town, the five houses represent the five famous warriors during Sultan Mansur Shah era – Hang Tuah, Hang Jebat, Hang Kasturi, Hang Lekir and Hang Lekiu. Each house is equipped with a silat court to enable activities such as silat training and other cultural activities to be conducted. After tour, transfer back to hotel. Overnight on a bed-and-breakfast basis in *** Swiss-Garden Hotel Melaka***. Read more

DAY 4

Melaka

Enjoy breakfast in the hotel. Spend your free time for some last minute shopping at Freeport A’Famosa Outlet. Don’t forget to grab some of the fine arts and crafts for giveaways to friends and relatives. Overnight on a bed-and-breakfast basis in *** Swiss-Garden Hotel Melaka***.

DAY 5

Melaka - Kuala Lumpur

Savour one final breakfast at the hotel and enjoy its facilities, depart for Kuala Lumpur city in the afternoon.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Melaka

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Tour guide: Operated with English-speaking driver-guide.
  • Accommodation: Four nights on a bed-and-breakfast basis in Malacca.
  • Rate inclusive of Heritage Tax of MYR2.00nett per room per night
  • Transport: Air-conditioned transportation, transfers as stated in the programme.
  • Meals: Four breakfasts, one lunch and two dinners (meals in local restaurant)
  • Entrance fees and activities: All entrance fees as indicated: Villa Sentosa, Baba Nyonya Museum, Maritime Museum, Hang Tuah’s Village and cruise on a boat (sharing basis).

Package excludes

  • Expenses of a personal nature, drinks and meals if not stated explicitly in the programme.
  • Gratuity for driver.
  • Optional tours.
  • Compulsory festival/peak season surcharges if stated separately.
  • International or domestic flight tickets and airport taxes or visa fees.
  • Pick-up and drop-off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)
  • The Tourism Tax is due to be implemented by the Malaysian Government from 01 Jul 2017. The rate will be from RM2.50 to RM20 for a night's stay, depending on the star rating of the accommodation and is payable directly to the hotel upon check out.

More information

  • Cancellation Policy :- For notice of less than 5 days, 35% of full package charge will be imposed , For all early departure and no-show, 100% of full package charge will be imposed.
  • Compulsory Supplements :- Surcharge of USD 18 (single) & USD 9 (twin-sharing) net per person per night is applicable from 22 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 & 16 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018

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Katie Fletcher, United States

Tour Name: City Explorer Customer Feedback: Great tour, good length with a good variety. Fantastic guide. Thank you.

Mr D.Mead, United Kingdom

Tour Name: Bukit Merah Tour Customer Feedback: Very good day out. Great experience, Knowledgeable guide.

Dave Mead, United Kingdom

Tour Name: Round Island Tour Customer Feedback: Love the batik factory and fishing village

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