Tanjung Bidara Beach Resort is situated at Tanjung Bidara Beach about 10 km away from the town of Mesjid Tanah and 35 km from Malacca City. One can access the resort
from Malacca City through Sungai Udang or from the North South Highway exit at Alor Gajah. Drive along the Alor Gajah Highway towards Malacca City and turn right into Alor Gajah town. Then proceed towards Masjid Tanah and take the old trunk road towards the South. There’s a sign board to turn right towards Tanjung Bidara. The resort is managed by IIUM Resorts Sdn. Bhd.
I had stayed at the resort a few times and everytime I arrive, the place gets no better than my previous visit. Too bad the maintenance is poor but I have no choice because I have some business in the Terendak Camp, a stone’s throw away from Resort.
There is a small swimming pool together with children’s pool. The bad management of the resort is only compensated by the beach nearby. The coffee house too is not much better than the stalls nearby and the price of food does not fit the price. I and my family had no choice of breakfast and three plate of simple fried rice, iced lemon tea, iced milo and black coffee costs RM 26.00. I regreted having breakfast at the coffee house after finding out that the stall next door is open.on the whole my evaluation the resort does not need any commendation. In fact it is worse than any budget hotel. IIUM Resorts management should look into reviving the resort in order not to tarnish the image of Tanjung Bidara and her nice beaches.
I cant remember how many times I have visited Malacca, since my school days and now when traveling on my official duty. When we talk about the history of Malacca one will never forget A Formosa, the remains of the entrance to the Portuguese fort. However this time i had the opportunity to see something new, the Bastion Santiago
, which was discovered during the construction of Dataran Pahlawan nearby. The bastion is about 100 metres away from the A Formosa.
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22 September 2006. Again I patronise Asam Pedas Hjh. Mona at Kota Laksemana in the city of Malacca. As usual I order the ikan kembong and a glass of iced lemon tea. One meal cost RM 5.00Pic 1: This is a set of Asam Pedas meal. Rice, cucumber, and salted egg is the basic dish. The choice of fish for the asam pedas gravy can be chosen according to patron’s taste bud.
Pic 2: Asam Pedas gravy with ikan kembong
Pic 3: Rice, cucumber and salted egg
I have posted a blog before this about the ‘beca’ in Melaka. This blog will give you an information of how much you have to pay to feel the experience of riding on one. The pic below is one of the beca lined up in front of The Stadhuys, one of the tourist spot in Malacca City.
The picture below shows the fare structure if you want to ride on one. The rate is fixed by the Malacca City Board.
Souvenir shops line up along the Stadhuys
Arrive Malacca late at night and checked in at Orkid Hotel in Malacca. The hotel is located at Jalan Bendahara in the city. The room I stayed face the City Bayview. Room is quite big and one where I stayed has a Queen size bed. The view from the room is represented by the pictures I post in this blog.
Pic above: The swimming pool of City Bayview
The view of Kg. Morten, a Portuguese settlement in the city