The Baboon House Melaka – Quaint and laid back Place to Eat

With churches, mosques, ancient buildings, sandy white beaches, and exotic resorts, there are plenty of activities tourist can do in Melaka. Beside these traditional tourist attractions, Melaka also houses something different to complete your vacations. Cafes! Yes, cafes in Melaka are bespoke of their individuality that attracts everyone and The Baboon House Melaka is one of such cafe in the town.

The Baboon House Melaka

Baboon House is also one of those cafes in Melaka that is known for its unique ambience and décor. Read on to know its highlights.

Features

The Baboon House is located on the Historic Jonker Street in Melaka and aims to invigorate the Malay hospitality with the American culinary appetite. The original baboon interiors, artistic adornments, dense garden inside the café, sunbathing turtles, and the naturally lit dining area will give you the feeling of having food in the jungle. Instead of being given on the table, Baboon House Melaka has table d’hôte menu in the reception area and you have to choose what you will eat on the way to your table.

This is a café-cum-art gallery that welcomes you with warmth and affection. Its green space and the sunlight will run down relaxation in your body after you come here marching through the crowded and narrow streets of the island. The place is so quiet and calm that you may enjoy a little alone time by reading a book, checking out the arty-crafty stuff on its walls, or just reflecting upon your whole time there.

Specials

Baboon House serves, perhaps the best burgers in Melaka. Their burgers and sandwiches are homemade with chicken, pork, and beef. The portions are quite bigger to fulfill your appetite than many other burger joints around. They also serve creamy Vietnamese drip-coffee and freshly baked muffins on weekends to pick up while you may resume your Jonker Street adventure.

Amongst quite a range of burgers, their Baboon Beef Burger is a must try. The burger will entice your taste buds with tender and juicy beef patty, marinated with delectable sauce that brings out the fragrance of American beef patty along with a hint of spice. The Oriental Chicken burger, served with onion rings and wedges is something to devour at once. You will surely not like to share your Baboon Green Salad once you bite it. It is a complete treat, wickedly topped with strips of chicken and pork bacon.

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Café is not considered to be completed without drinks and coffees. The Baboon House Melaka has a decent list of drinks ranging from smoothies and fresh juices, to alcoholic beverages and coffee. Every tea and coffee comes with a piece of Danish cookie as a sweet gesture. If you want to quench your thirst then you must go for their icy cool mango smoothie.

With affordable burgers, tempting drinks, free Wi-Fi, and friendly service, the Baboon House Melaka is a quaint café with tranquil ambience, that makes it one of the Melaka attraction not to miss. If you have visited Baboon House in Melaka and would like to share your experience, please do so by adding comments below.

Address: Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 75200 China Town, Melaka, Malaysia
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Malaysia’s first Islamic-compliant Airline Rayani Air

Islamic-compliant Airline Rayani Air
Malaysia’s first Islamic-compliant airline Rayani Air began operations Sunday with its maiden flight taking off from the capital to the resort island of Langkawi, local media reported. In-flight meals served on board its flights are completely halal, with alcohol consumption strictly prohibited.

Muslim flight crew must don the hijab while non-Muslim crew are to be decently dressed, managing director Jaafar Zamhari told reporters. There will also be prayer recitals before take-off.

“We are the first Malaysian airline to be shariah-compliant based on guidelines by relevant authorities. We are proud of this,” Jaffar was quoted as saying by The Star newspaper. “The shariah-compliant aspects will be refined as time goes by,” he added using the Arabic word for Islamic law.

Rayani Air New Airline
There are already other shariah-friendly carriers operating around the world, and UK-based Firnas Airways is planning to offer similar flights next year, according to a Bloomberg new agency report. Under the concept of halal – meaning “permissible” in Arabic – pork and its by-products, alcohol and animals not slaughtered according to Islamic procedures are all “haram” or forbidden.

Halal standards also apply to products such as cosmetics, which may contain animal-derived ingredients, and the conditions under which they are prepared and stored. Muslim-majority Malaysia has long practised a moderate form of Islam but conservative attitudes are rising.

Rayan Air Destinations
A company recently introduced halal bottled mineral water in Malaysia, and Islamic speed dating sessions – where single women are chaperoned – have been embraced. A halal convention in Kuala Lumpur earlier this year, which drew thousands of delegates and hundreds of exhibitors, showcased products ranging from food and cosmetics to collagen produced from yaks in Tibet. Visit www.rayaniair.com for more information.

Rayani Air Malaysia made headlines on Airline News Asia in July and August 2014 when the new airlinr concept was introduced and this latest article source is from – http://news.asiaone.com/news/travel/malaysias-first-islamic-compliant-airline-rayani-air-takes for Malaysia’s first Islamic-compliant Airline Rayani Air.

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Malacca to Singapore – Bus from Melaka to Singapore

After reaching Melaka and viewing all the historical remnants of Melaka town, me and my group of four friends were still enthusiastic to travel further by only the service through which we not only enjoy travelling but also wanted to take a chance to capture the remarkable scenery in between travelling to Singapore as we come to know that Melaka town is very nearby towards the brink of Singapore island and if we take a special bus service for travelling by road then we will certainly be able to explore more than we expected. So, finally it was decided by all of us that we must travel by bus from Melaka to Singapore.

Bus from Melaka to Singapore

The distance from Melaka to Singapore is normally around two hundred and thirty six kilometers. There are various bus services available in order to take the pleasurable route from Melaka towards the destination island of Singapore.

There are special bus services available here of which some of the services are mentioned as under:

707 Bus Service

This service was certainly formed in the 1990s. Its special attributes are focusing on protection, customer’s contentment and their budget. It takes us from Melaka Sentral, Hatten Hotel Melaka, 707 Melaka Hotel Apple, Swiss Garden Hotel and Residences Melaka, Mahkota Hotel, Casa Del Rio Hotel towards Singapore bus terminals that are Queen Street bus terminal and Woodland. It generally arrives on the morning timings.

Delima Coaches

Delima Coaches also depart from Melaka Sentral and its destiny in Singapore is at City Plaza also can be traced in the morning. This particular bus service from Malacca to Singapore is popular among the tourists.

Melaka Singapore Express

Melaka Singapore Express is encapsulated with special care of their travellers can be taken from Melaka Sentral towards Singapore. This is another popular bus service from Malacca to Singapore.

Nice Bus Service

Nice bus service also eager to serve their passengers from A Famosa Fort and will reach at The Plaza in Singapore. This service is equipped with special attributes being given to its customers while travelling and those features include Wi-Fi availability, TV, food, etc.

Lapan Lapan Travel

Lapan Lapan travel is a unique bus service that is available from Casa Del Rio and Equatorial Hotel; will take you to Park Royal Hotel in Singapore. This bus service will entertain you with the television being available here.

Sri Maju Group

Sri Maju Group also departs from Melaka Sentral and arrives at Golden Mile Complex in Singapore with the facility of television.

One Travel Tours

The departing point of The One travel and tours is at Casa Del Rio Melaka Hotel towards Golden Mile Complex with the facility of entertaining you through television while travelling.

Konsoritum Bus Services

Konsortium (Singapore) departs from the points of Equatorial Hotel, Hatten Hotel Melaka, Mahkota hotel, Malaka (Holiday Inn Hotel), Ramada Plaza Melaka, Swiss Garden Hotel and Residences Melaka to reach at Singapore on various points.

Superior Coaches

Superior coach and tour fill its passengers from The Explorer Hotel Melaka at noon and reach towards Lavender MRT in Singapore.

The route designed for Luxury coach service is from Swiss Garden Residence Hotel, Equatorial Hotel and Hatten Hotel, Casa Del Rio Hotel at noon towards Concord Hotel along orchard road in Singapore.

You can choose to travel from the budget coaches or luxury coaches. The fare of the bus from Malacca to Singapore will cost you between US $10 – $20 for budget coaches less then US $50 for the luxury coaches. The luxury coaches are equipped with the Wi-Fi facility, comfortable seats TV service.

The traveling time by bus from Melaka to Singapore is less than 5 hours. The bus will make stops on the way for refreshment as well. On the weekend when there are not a lot of people traveling, you can probably reach Singapore from Melaka by bus in 4 hours.

If you have traveled by bus from Melaka to Singapore and would like to share your experience, please do so by adding comments below. If you’re in Singapore and planning to visit Melaka then I have also written an article about traveling by bus from Singapore to Melaka. For more information about Singapore, I would recommend this Singapore travel blog.

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Christ Church Melaka – 17th Century Wonder in Malaysia

Melaka; state of Malaysia is packed with the south of Johor Bahru and at its north is Negeri Sembilan. Dating back to 15th century it was emanated from the renowned port city and has enjoyed of being the chain of great islands in the world. It was simultaneously noticed as the hub of eastern and western trade routes forming the passage of island in Melaka during the huge spread of Islam within Southeast Asia. Its economic defamation was visible when Portuguese captured the state in 1511 for hundred and thirty years approx. A Famosa fort was developed during the reign of Portuguese through the Red sea towards Nagasaki and Porta de Santiago was among its gateway which is still preserved and can be toured even today.

In the dates of 1803 to 1815 when the state was suffering by Napoleonic fights was then ruled by British Empire certainly which in 1824 was proven with the formation of Anglo-Dutch treaty then after two years in 1826 it came intact with Penang and Singapore island in order to better procurement of the passage between both the islands.

Christ Church Melaka

It was also noted that between the years of 1641 to 1824, an amalgamation of Portuguese and Dutch empires lowered the supremacy of the port to secondary level located on Java specifically. Then Dutch traders occupied the state of Melaka after taking it from Portuguese and inaugurated Christ Church Melaka therein.

Whereas, historic facts describe that dating back to 1753; the Christ Church Melaka was originally built by Dutch business men. Whereas the exact year of its inauguration is a bit confusing because related to some other facts the year of its formation depicts the year of 1741 in the cause of celebration that took place by the Dutch Empire. It was thus constructed on the church street known as Jalan Gereja where Presbyterian Church of Singapore and Malaysia is also seen here in the Malay Peninsula.

Special bright colored rides are available around the vicinity of Christ Church Melaka known as trishaws. The area where this church is built is one of the tempting monuments in the locality of the Stadthuys. There are two famous museums as well just in front of this church named as Ethnographical and Historical Museum.

Tourist fantastically possesses keen interest to visit Christ Church Melaka due to its historical background that is still kept alive to date. For the same reason visiting Christ Church Melaka is among best things to do in Melaka. The material of this monument is made of red bricks and the big white cross is seen on the top of it. The size of the church is not as huge and inside the church after entering the gate you may come across a long rectangular table having some selling products kept on it that are myriad catalogs and some religious stuff. Simultaneously you can also view around ten rows of long benches with comfortable back seat on it just before that huge table. The most eye catching view of this church is that the pews are all handmade and was formed around two hundred years back. A souvenir of Dutch army and civilians can be seen at large that includes fanlights and tiles particularly.

The vicinity of Christ Church Melaka is primarily filled with the cultural identity of Baba Nyonya (Between 15th and 17th century Chinese offspring visited to Malaysian and Singapore Peninsular) flourished with Nyonyan commercial and residential blocks i.e. houses and restaurants at large along the side.

I must say those who are fond of visiting ancient sites should come to view this church building. The Christ Church Melaka is among the recommended historical places to visit in Melaka. If you want to share your experience, please do so by adding comments below.

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Rainforest World Music Festival

Rainforest World Music Festival

The Rainforest World Music Festival is a unique festival that brings together on the same stage renowned world musicians from all continents and indigenous musicians from the interiors of the mythical island of Borneo.

Its formula of afternoon informative workshops, ethno-musical lectures, jamming sessions and mini concerts, followed by evening performances on the main stage has proven to be a hit with the audience, who come from near and far.

The festival site also sets up a variety of food and drink stalls, an arts and crafts area as well as a counter for festival memorabilia, Sarawak souvenirs and CDs by the performing artists, all this contributing to a fun filled, wholesome festival experience. World Music plus a country fair atmosphere in the midst of lush greenery.

The Rainforest World Music Festival, a not-to-be-missed occasion, guarantees a smashing time in the heart of the Borneo Jungle.

For further information about Rainforest World Music Festival, please contact us.

Sarawak Tourism Board
5th – 7th Floor, Yayasan Sarawak Building
Jalan Masjid, 93400 Kuching
Sarawak, Malaysia

Phone : +6082-423600
Fax : +6082-416700
Website : www.sarawaktourism.com

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