Our new home in Melaka - 9th May 2015

Yesterday after checking into Tower 3A at the Shore we had no WIFI. We have now purchased a new Samsung Grand Prime 5inch screen with WIFI connecting up to our Galaxy S Tab and my laptop. No more problems as the WIFI we are using now works all over south East Asia. Phone cost 739RM or $260 Australian. 2G of internet cost me 40RM or $14 Australian. Not sure if it is cheap or not?

Over pool gym

Over pool gym

View from rooftop

View from rooftop

Checked out our huge infinity edge lap pool looking out over the Straits of Melaka and passing ships. Will try it out later. Large second pool is beneath the great gym that I will also be using later! There is also a tennis court, sauna and pool attendants with towels. Up to the 27th floor roof garden with spectacular views across Melaka to the sea. It all seems surreal to be living here for the next 24 days. The only hard thing will be deciding what to do next.

Our Condominium has all the comforts of a home and so far is perfect for us. Washing machine is also a dryer and induction top, microwave, oven and refrigerator are all Electrolux. The kitchen/living area is a really good size and we already feel quite at home here.

On the 1st and 2nd floors of this complex is a shopping centre with great food section called Hutong 10 with about 20 food outlets. There are many shops and one would never need to leave the place if you did not want to. It is very quiet in our condo and the air conditioning is perfect.

Fab roof architecture

Fab roof architecture

View from our balcony

View from our balcony

Just returned from a visit to the shopping centre below us. Erica wanted a local broom, washing machine powder, a micro cloth and a cheap induction frying pan. We spotted a suitable wok/pan with Chinese writing on it so we enquired of a shop assistant what it said. After two staff members looked at it they threw up their hands and said “It is written in Chinese. Ask a Chinese”. They kindly pointed to a Chinese customer who Erica approached politely with the request. They were a very friendly couple and soon told us it would not work on Induction stove top.

The man enquired if we were here for long and an hour long conversation ensued. It turns out he is from Ipoh and is staying in Melaka. We talked about the delights of Ipoh food agreeing that it is the best in Malaysia. He recommended a place here to eat and a juice drink called Umbra that we must try. He confessed that although he was of Chinese ethnicity he cannot speak Chinese, a fact his wife constantly bemoans. He entertained us with his impersonation of an Aussie accent which is a source of amusement to Malaysians. He did a great job of it to the point of us laughing loudly. It is funny who you meet when you are out and about.