|Casa del Rio - view from our window|
From our hotel, it was a short walk to Jonker Street (Jalan Hang Jebat). We walked down the familiar streets and looked for our old, favourite shops - the goldsmith shop, San Shu Gong (the biscuit and snack shop), the kebaya shop where my friend also buys her ground coffee, our regular kasut manek shops and pineapple tart shops. They were all there and seemed to be doing well. In fact some had expanded! I bought my Pineapple tarts from Christine Ee at Jalan Hang Lekir, together with some good quality gula melaka. It was good to be back.
There were new shops too - a chocolate shop, a shop selling essential oils and soaps, and the like. The hotel we stayed in previously has expanded across the road and has gone into retail as well, with yet another shop a few doors down the road - I actually managed to buy myself a kebaya top (my third) - white, with pink flowers and green leaves, with the delicate line of "potong" running around the seams. Simple, but very charming and can probably be used with my pants and skirts (not just the sarong). Also picked up some nice enamel mugs for my morning coffee.
|Interior of the old Dutch House|
|Sun May Hiong Satay|
|Gula Melaka Chicken Wings!|
A little shopping, a little sightseeing, a little eating, a little lounging around in a comfortable hotel room. That's what a good holiday is all about!