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 Malacca, Malaysia icon-map-marker
March 15th, 2015 [Sunday]

ohai here’s my feeble attempt to blog again! *awkward smile*

it’s a cafe i visited lately, well not so lately, about 2 months ago *shifty eyes*. better late than never, they said. so ya…

Hash & Tag Cafe

this is how my weekends look like when i’m feeling hardworking. usually i’ll just nua at home, doing absolutely nothing other than having ample rest. my friends commented i look hagged ever since i started working. <shriek> look what has work done to me </shriek>.

anyway,

so i met up with colleague M on a lazyyyyy Sunday late afternoon. yesh colleague, as if we’re not sick of each other though we  work together 10/5. well, she’s my all-time lunchy buddy, occasional dinner cum movie kaki, plus business trip partner. but we don’t talk about work once we’re out of office unless it’s business trip la.

i wouldn’t have found Hash & Tag cafe without M. she suggested this cozy cafe, just perfect way to lounge through the weekend.

Hash & Tag Cafe

Hash & Tag Cafe

Caffe Latte | RM 8.50

Hash & Tag Cafe

Choconana Waffle | RM 13.50

Hash & Tag Cafe’s menu is pretty straightforward with just beverages, waffles and cakes on display. and we practically ordered one item from each category. i ain’t a coffee aficionado, but i do enjoy my cuppa Caffe Latte, just the right amount of caffeine to keep me alert till bed time. i think my heart is accepting caffeine so well now that i could doze off the next second after finishing one whole cup of coffee. *pats self on the back*

the cake is fluffily soft and moist. while the waffle topped with bananana, drizzled heavily with chocolate syrup was delectable! i mean you can’t really go wrong with chocolate and banana. the instagrammable (remember to hashtag!) waffle is not dry and cakey and has this crisp texture despite being inundated with syrup, in a good way.

Hash & Tag Cafe

and they recently introduced savoury waffle to the menu! would certainly love to drop by again!

Hash & Tag Cafe

Hash & Tag Cafe

Hash & Tag Cafe is dominated with two bold colours, red & black which complement the whole industrial decor very well. i felt at ease and comfortable during my visit. though the noise encore is pretty bad when it gets crowded. oh and their wait staffs were very accommodating, bringing my drinks and desserts to and fro from our seating, well you know to get natural light for photography.

Hash & Tag Cafe

Hash & Tag Cafe

in case you need to know its location, it’s situated right opposite of Aeon Jusco, same row as Uncle Jang Korean Restaurant (which i have been dying to visit but the after-odour holds me back HOW).

Hash & Tag Cafe

No. 65, Jalan Lagenda 1, Taman 1 Lagenda, 75400 Melaka.
+6017 6113619 (Andrew Mok)
+6012 6391679 (Ashley Tey)
Facebook page

Business Hours
Tues – Fri: 1900 – 0100
Sat – Sun: 1600 – 0100
closed on Monday

Melaka Alive

there’s one new touristy thing to do at night when you visit Malacca, catch the night cultural performance @ Melaka Alive!

Melaka Alive Cultural Performance

upon entering Melaka Alive, we were brought on board a ship, where the show unwinds.

Melaka Alive Cultural Performance

Melaka Alive Cultural Performance

it’s indeed a fascinating performance where live fire, wind, water, earth special effects, immersive light and sound show creating a spectacular 5D experience! those front row seats are thrilling as you’ll tend to get wet from the water shower 😉 remember to grab a rain coat from the staff!

Melaka Alive Cultural Performance

Melaka Alive Cultural Performance

the story line revolves around Melaka history, like of course! it’s can be an educating performance to the children, pretty sure they won’t doze off during the show! the effect is enthralling!

Melaka Alive Cultural Performance

here’s the synopsis of the show.

Bahtera Merdeka Show

Set on board a ship inspired stage, this extravaganza tale of Panglima Awang is brought to life in a play combines spectacular visuals, effects, music and live acting to tell the story of Melaka’s rich and diverse history, from the establishment of the city by its founder Parameswara to its fall at the hands of the Portuguese. Amongst other things, the performance highlights the legend of the Mouse Deer and the Dogs, the arrival of Admiral Cheng Ho’s fleet and the coming of de Sequiera and de Albuquerque to the shores of the kingdom. 

Melaka Alive Cultural Performance

just when i thought the show is done, we were brought to the outdoor for another dance performance by the same dedicated acting crew!

thanks guys for putting up such a wonderful night performance!

 

Showtimes

Every Thursday to Sunday
Time: 7.30 pm & 9 pm

Ticket Pricing MyKad Non MyKad
Adult RM35 RM45
Child (4 – 12 years) RM20 RM28
Senior Citizen (60 years +) RM20

Melaka Alive
Jalan Parameswara,
75000 Bandar Hilir, Melaka.
+6012 2669374/ +6012 2669461 / +603 78772828 (Sales & Marketing)
sales@nuevo.com.my
Facebook Page
Website

The Shore Shopping Gallery

The Shore Shopping Gallery Grand Opening

it’s my honour to be one of the invited guests at the grand opening of The Shore Shopping Gallery two weekends ago.

The Shore Shopping Gallery Grand Opening The Shore Shopping Gallery is a very stylish and brightly-lit (during the night) shopping mall strategically located in the heart of Malacca city, just a short drive away from touristy Jonker Street. it houses over 100 splendid stores which many of them are 1st outlets in Malacca, especially these three major anchor, TANGS, Lot 10 Hutong Food Gallery and …

The Shore Shopping Gallery Grand Opening The Shore Shopping Gallery Grand Opening

Oceanarium! the world’s longest aquarium tunnel and coral reef!

The Shore Shopping Gallery Grand Opening

Malacca Chief Minister signing the plaque

The Shore Shopping Gallery Grand Opening

the celebrated occasion is officiated by Malacca Chief Minister Yang Amat Berhormat Datuk Seri Idris Haron, also present were Pelaburan Hartanah Berhad (PHB) Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Datuk Kamalul Arifin Othman and Kerjaya Prospek Group Chief Executive Officer Datuk Tee Eng Ho.

the launch of The Shore Shopping Gallery marks a significant milestone in PHB’s, (a subsidiary of Yayasan Amanah Hartanah Bumiputra) foray into retail market, after last year’s triumph – opening of Nu Sentral within Kuala Lumpur Sentral.

The Shore Shopping Gallery Grand Opening

on that night, the super lucky one millionth customer was greeted at the mall’s main entrance where he received the prize of 2D1N stay inclusive of breakfast for two at Swiss Garden Hotel & Residence Malacca! winners of Grand Draw Rewards Programme (RM 15k worth of prize!) and Spend & Win Programme (RM 8k worth of cash!) were also announced!

other exciting activities include Fashion showcases by TANGS & Sixty Three Heritage, Colouring Competition by Oceanarium, 1000 goodie Bags giveaway and prizes giveaway by Hitz.fm cruisers.

The Shore Shopping Gallery Grand Opening

i was put up at Swiss Garden Residence (adjacent to The Shore Shopping Gallery) at night and oh boy it’s a great staycation, a much needed retreat for myself, from hectic workload!

Swiss Garden Residence

 

there’s something about hotel’s pillow and comforter, ever so comfy and fluffy! must be the high thread-count! woke up the next day feeling recharged and ready to conquer the world XD!

Swiss Garden Residence

 

couldn’t resist.

The Shore Shopping Gallery Grand Opening

the hotel’s facilities are topnotch, gym overlooking the pool, sky lounge (to be launched in May/June) and infinity pool, just to name a few.

If you’re visiting Malacca, make sure you stop by The Shore Shopping Gallery!

for more info, hop on to The Shore Facebook Page & Website!

The Shore @ Malacca River

Jalan Persisiran Bunga Ray,
75100 Melaka.

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if you follow me on Instagram (@constance.ant), you would know i was invited to film a special episode of Foodie Blogger two months back. Foodie Blogger is a Chinese foodie tv program where food bloggers recommend hidden local eat, covering all the states of Malaysia, hosted by all-rounded celebrity Earnest Chong.

Ken of KenHuntFood.com (Penang) and i will be featured on this upcoming CNY episode which will be aired on the first day of CNY (Febraury 19th, 2015) at 11 am on NTV7. both of us will be introducing a chinese restaurant each, where we think is great for reunion dinner! Ken is featuring Zi Zai Restaurant’s poon choi while i plug a Melaka’s seafood restaurant!

AntzWorLd x Foodie Blogger CNY Edition on NTV7

back: Sifu Laus; front: host & moi

doesn’t this look like a family portrait? :/

so remember to stay tuned okie! and please don’t laugh at my broken Chinese (though the producer assured my Chinese ascent is pretty standard) and stupid acts (if there’s any la)!

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR, ANTEADERS!

Gong Hei Fatt Choy!

May all of us have a prosperous Goat year!

Thanks NTV7 for the opportunity and the professional production team for easing and accommodating me during filming. 

Tous Les Jours @ Bukit Bintang

if you have never heard of Tous Les Jours, i have no idea man, it’s either you’re not living in Asean countries, or you’re living deep inside of forest.

me, the avid social media follower, of course have heard about it! seriously, how could i not? it’s blasted on the social media sites i am active on. and it didn’t help when you befriend with so many bloggers. it’s almost the in thing to do, breakfast at tiffany is so yesteryear.

when i was in KL two weekends ago (procrastination improves abit hor!), i summoned us to wake up early just so we could have breakfast there. i had to okie.

Tous Les Jours (pronounced as too lay joo), a Korean-owned bakery franchise is located at the heart of Kuala Lumpur or more precisely, basement of WOLO Hotel which is within walking distance from Capitol Hotel, where we put up the night before.

on a side note, Capitol Hotel is great for a short staycation if hotel’s facility isn’t your concern. Its location is what won us over, Lowyat Plaze is just across the street and Times Square is a stone’s throw away, literally. so yeah, definitely recommend Capitol Hotel for couple’s or bff’s staycation cos there’s many fancy restaurants, lounge and entertainment around. we ended up staying in at night anyway.

{Klang Valley} Tous Les Jours @ Bukit Bintang

okay back to Tous Les Jours

you’ll be instantly mesmerizes by the aroma of freshly baked pastry lingering in the space upon entering Tous Les Jours. and then your eyes started wandering around cos there’s just so many many enticing pastry to look at, where shall i start…

{Klang Valley} Tous Les Jours @ Bukit Bintang

{Klang Valley} Tous Les Jours @ Bukit Bintang

{Klang Valley} Tous Les Jours @ Bukit Bintang

{Klang Valley} Tous Les Jours @ Bukit Bintang

{Klang Valley} Tous Les Jours @ Bukit Bintang

{Klang Valley} Tous Les Jours @ Bukit Bintang

{Klang Valley} Tous Les Jours @ Bukit Bintang

told my companion to go grab some breads for us to share while i was queuing to place order (and pay). and obviously they judged the breads by their looks, not feeling guilty at all though…

{Klang Valley} Tous Les Jours @ Bukit Bintang

{Klang Valley} Tous Les Jours @ Bukit Bintang

Tous Les Jours serves mains and salad other than bread and pastry. though the one-page menu seems limited, we did had a hard time placing our order *facepalm*.

{Klang Valley} Tous Les Jours @ Bukit Bintang

my bae(s)

{Klang Valley} Tous Les Jours @ Bukit Bintang

i absolutely adore the high-ceiling and brick wall! not forgetting the immense natural light streaming through the large windows.

{Klang Valley} Tous Les Jours @ Bukit Bintang

Tuna Floss | RM 3.90; Apple Crumb Danish | RM 4.20; Fruit Pastry | RM 4.50

our favourite in chronological order would be Tuna Floss, Fruit Pastry, Apple Crumb Danish. i love the bonito flakes (katsuobushi) sprinkled on Tuna Floss and the crisp and airy pastry (mad love!) of Fruit Pastry. Apple Crumb Danish was overly cloyingly sick.

{Klang Valley} Tous Les Jours @ Bukit Bintang

Blueberry Yogurt Frappe | RM 10; Caramel Macchiato | RM 8; Peach Fruit Tea | RM 7; Organic Hot Chocolate | RM 8

beverages were mediocre. my hot chocolate was…o…k…

{Klang Valley} Tous Les Jours @ Bukit Bintang

Banana Ricotta Cheese French Toast | RM 14.90

{Klang Valley} Tous Les Jours @ Bukit Bintang

Banana Ricotta Cheese French Toast | RM 14.90

three thick and fluff french toast topped with whipped cream, served with caramelized banana slices, pecan and maple syrup. the portion could serve two! Theng gave each of us half a slice and she’s still struggling to finish the lot. wtf.

{Klang Valley} Tous Les Jours @ Bukit Bintang

Egg Benedict | RM 9.90

{Klang Valley} Tous Les Jours @ Bukit Bintang

Egg Benedict | RM 9.90

{Klang Valley} Tous Les Jours @ Bukit Bintang

Egg Benedict | RM 9.90

my Egg Ben made up of poached egg and turkey ham sandwiched between English muffin bun with a piece of ham (which i requested, to replace beef bacon) and salad on the side! portion was alright, the hollandaise sauce was spot on, but i couldn’t say the same for the yolk. yolk is like the 灵魂 of Egg Benedict, it should be runny and flowy, which sadly didn’t happened.

the price is however surprisingly attractive despite its location!

{Klang Valley} Tous Les Jours @ Bukit Bintang

Gruyere Cheese Melt Sandwich | RM 16

{Klang Valley} Tous Les Jours @ Bukit Bintang

Gruyere Cheese Melt Sandwich | RM 16

from the Hot Sandwich menu, we had this ham + melty gruyere cheese sandwiched between sourdough, served with salad as well. i would appreciate if they could slice the bread thicker, it was limp, tasted good though.

{Klang Valley} Tous Les Jours @ Bukit Bintang

Cheese Mushroom & Ham Omelette | RM 16

Among all dishes, this Cheese Mushroom & Ham Omelette is the least substantial in my opinion, suitable for small appetite. the omelette was a tad dry and not cheesy enough.

if i were the old me, who once couldn’t live without bread, Tous Les Jours (which translated to daily) would be my favouritest place of all. just look at their array of breads and pastries! if you’re here for breakfast, just a word of advice, be early.

you can also find Tous Les Jours at Bangsar, Empire Shopping Gallery and Empire Damansara.

Tous Les Jours

126, 126A-C, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
Kuala Lumpur
Tel : +603-4065 0088
Website
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Business Hours:
0800 – 2300
opens daily