My wife had to go to Melaka as an invited guest by a well known university in that town. So I just followed her again for this "Workation trip" where - Wife at Work, Hubby at Play. At least I could offer to drive her all the way so that she would not be so exhausted and sleepy on the wheels alone. I had lots of annual leave to clear anyway.
We stayed a night at this hotel which is quite new with weird layout. They have different elevators for you to connect from the ground level, car park or to the rooms! It was a bit confusing.
My wife went to work early the next morning while I went ronda-ronda alone along Jonker Street. I am familiar with the antique shops there since 1980s. This time I found this very unique dining set that comes with 8 chairs, all fully studded with Mother of Pearls. It was custom made for a very wealthy Baba Nyonya family around 100 years ago. I looked at my watch and decided to video-call my childhood friend who was sleeping at home in Cayman Islands. He was rudely jolted from his sleep to see my "handsome" face on his phone while I panned my phone towards the antique dining table! Wow!!! Suddenly his eyes lighted up very brightly and he was fully awakened with happy smiles. He asked me to climb under the table to allow him to view the legs of the table and all the carvings from my phone's live-video!!
That evening I had returned back home to Kuala Lumpur after my wife had finished her event at the university. My friend could not sleep and kept looking at the photos of the table and chairs which i sent him. He texted me that he confirmed buying that table and he immediately wired the money to me on 22nd December! He agreed to buy the antique dining set at the cost of RM45,000.00!
I was very stunned not because my friend had bought that dining set at such expensive price but the comment left by the most famous Feng Shui Master in Singapore on my blog post HERE. If you readers could recall that Master Lynn Yap had left this message for me on the 3rd December! So my friend did wire me almost RM50K on 22nd December, so precisely! You can visit Master Lynn Yap's popular blog HERE. I have been following her post for many years and always trusted her words & predictions. She is always busy with loyal customers around Singapore and overseas especially China.
The hotel we stayed is connected to the Double Tree Hilton Hotel where they have a Sky Deck in between. It was free for the guests otherwise public would have to pay RM30 per person to enjoy the spectacular view of whole Melaka city. Now there is a promo and the public gets 50% Off!
This is Melaka City with the view of the reclaimed land along the coastal areas. This hotel actually sits on the reclaimed land too! This city will get bigger and bigger over the years to welcome the many thousands of tourists every week.
The whole Jonker Street was full of tourists from China, Singapore and Malaysians like me. They would close the street and convert it to Jonker Walk every Friday, Saturday and Sundays to allow the night market to do roaring business! The sweet candy floss was so huge like a flower and comes with some street dusts too. Muahahahaha
I ate Durian Chendol and bought some durian puffs and pineapple tarts to eat. Burp!
Did you sit in the hello kitty trishaw? Thanks for reporting about Melaka, maybe it is time for a trip there. Wah, you have the eye for antiques so your friend is immediately attracted to the one you found.ReplyDelete
hah..hah... TM, I like your last photo! Your friend who bought the antique dining table, I wonder is he the one you wrote about before. To pay RM45K for that, he must be a very serious collector. I am very scared of these antiques as they give me a very creepy feeling.ReplyDelete
Did you get a finder's fee for the gorgeous antique furniture?ReplyDelete
I remember those Hello Kitty trishaws when I visited Melaka a few times in the past. Haha the last photo is cute to the max LOLReplyDelete
That is why I always believe in Fengshui and Horoscopes, there are some truths in themReplyDelete
I want durian! HahahaReplyDelete
I dislike antiques or even second hand items coz it gives a creepy feeling of having one at home, especially if I don't know the previous owner (or history of the item)….ReplyDelete
I didn't know there's a sky deck in Melaka.... that means I have not been there for quite some time! HAHAHAReplyDelete
The dining table looks very gem and your friend sounds very enthused fetching that piece. I liked that view on the Melaka city and fun street shot… and great durian showReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing Ms Yap's blog, I hop over to have a look, it is really an eye openerReplyDelete
Anay, I saw the shape of your arm in the last picture of you with giant durian. You still pump iron these days. Not bad dei!ReplyDelete
Happy New Year 2019 to you and Letchumy.
You just made your friend spend RM45K!! Next time, don't send pics or video of things your friends love...hahaha! :D This antique dining set is quite eye-catching...I like that it's black and not the usual brown-red toned ones. This table (I can imagine how heavy it is) can only fit in a mansion...you have wealthy friends...kekeke! ;)ReplyDelete
Wow ,now Lynn Yap is more popular? No longer Lilian To?ReplyDelete
Haha, you always be "gan tak fu yan" (in Cantonese) literally means Mr. Follow LOLReplyDelete
Hi.......Wow !!! I am impressed and thank you for the kind comments !!! I received two WhatsApp messages from your blog ;)))) Am just back from China, working trip. My family & I wish you and your family, a very blessed, happy and lucky year, 2019 !!!!ReplyDelete
Pineapple tart for me. You can take the durian. Lol.ReplyDelete
Lovely suite. Will keep this place when I go to Bangkok.
I feel like going to Melaka now! But the last time I went it was during the school holidays and it was so crowded!ReplyDelete
Ah thanks for another recommendation.. usually for Melaka.. just do day trip.. will try this place if got chance..
And good to know the suey has gone.. and many ong coming your way.. Dec 22, was winter solstice..
By the way, thanks for sharing the lovely photos and trip of wifey trip to Kashmir.. and also happy belated anniversary to you and mrs..