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Zoe Raymond|Fitness & Yoga|Beauty & Fashion

Abacus hits Melaka 2011

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Abacus brought us to Melaka for a staff retreat on the 19th of November! 
Some of us were due there on Friday and the rest on Saturday. 

Met up at Konsortium at Golden Mile to board our bus! 

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Was about 3 hours ride to Melaka and was pretty fun cause everyone had so much to talk about. 
It's also my first time taking a coach up to Malaysia, so first time I had to get off the vehicle and have my passport stamped and back on the bus again.

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We resided at Renaissance Melaka Hotel which was pretty near a few shopping centres. 

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qoo luggage from Mabs! ((:

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Some pictures with the colleagues as we waited for our room keys. 

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eugene with his gay tendencies

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ultimate!

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the ladies!

Dropped off our luggages and went hunting for food! famishedddddd.

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the convenience store opposite the hotel where we got a lot a lot of beer!

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I heard from the boy that Melaka is famous for the chicken rice ball and chendol. 

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We ended up at a Peranakan restaurant instead ((:
The best meal we had in Melaka! 

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Linda outside Bulldog Cafe

If you followed me on twitter, you would have seen some of these pictures! 
Bulldog cafe has really nice deco- old school that we all loveeee.

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with peipei and jermaine!

I took so so many pictures of the place lolol!

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singer sewing machine and fan and type writer! omg

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radio and check out the bicycle

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lil pond next to our table.

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norman taking order for us all cause he's baba lol!

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veron and jermaine!

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norman, steven, eugene and meow ((:

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lay kuan, sui hunn, anna, wei hui with norman!

Enough of pictures of us! 
Now pictures of the food! The food took quite sometime cause they were cooked on the spot. Hen you home-cooked food the wei dao! (:

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nyonya popiah

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it's actually home-made egg pancake. not the usual off the shelf ones!

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kueh pati

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nyonya chap chai which's very very good!

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ayam buah keluak.

It's my first time tasting this dish. It's actually Indonesian nuts and chicken infused in a special blend of chilli and spices.

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prawns!

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pongteh chicken

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cincalok omelette very yums!

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prawns with petai beans

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kangkong balachan

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nyonya otak! Can really eat the huge pieces of fish meat.

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look at the table omg

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We were too full. Mel, Eugene and  I shared a bowl of chendol. Damn good! The gula melaka is really good, we agreed that it's the best we ever tasted.

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The bulldog cafe is just opposite the hotel. Really easy to locate if you want to give it a try! (:
Prices is really affordable too! We ordered like 3 servings were dish and the break down is about $10 per person.

After lunch, we all went into 1 room and did some work! 
The 16 of us were there 1 day early not just for play teehee but also some work! We had to prepare for an internal seminar on Saturday noon for the rest of the colleagues. 

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jermaine doing her PowerSuite slides

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linda and olivia finalising their helpdesk/training slides

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meow was compiling the videos we took

Some pictures of my room! ((:

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travel buddy- elmo! ((:

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my accessories!

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Changed into a pair of shorts (with my hollyhoque tank!) and when the rest were done with their slides, we headed for some shopping downstairs! Remember the first few pictures where I showed this huge convenience store? ((: 

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eugene checking out some wine

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so many and so cheap!

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While the guys were picking up some alcohol, i got chips hehe! ((:

Just the few of us cause the rest of them went shopping and we wanted to slack in the room before heading out!

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I have got like 300 photos to blog! 300 is after filtering omg. Going to split this Melaka trip into a few posts! A lot of nice food that i will be sharing! Yay! ((: 

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4 comments :

Anonymous said...

Hi can I know where to buy the Qoo luggage bag?

Anonymous said...

At first i thought you were wearing nothing under those dungarees LOL. lovely accessories! ^^

Pearlene said...

Hi Zoe!
You would like Coccogelo @ Katong too.
Vintage stuff there and awesome gelato!
Cheers

Anonymous said...

Ur smile is ugly whether with teeth or no. I think u look better with no smile.