Drinking in Malacca

11 01 2014

Malaysia being an Islamic country, I knew that drinking wasn’t going to be easy especially for anything harder than beer.

I had the foresight (?) to stop at the Duty Free on Arrival Shop upon my arrival in Kuala Lumpur so that I would not feel frustrated upon checking in at my hotel well past 10 pm on the first day.

At lunch the next day, went to a Nyonya restaurant (Buddhist rather than Islamic) so this was not difficult to get.

At lunch the next day, went to a Nyonya restaurant (Buddhist rather than Islamic) so this was not difficult to get.

I was offered a “welcome drink” by the hotel so went up to the top floor lounge only to find out that the “drink” was a fruit juice.

At dinner time, I was not hungry and decided to stay in although I went out in search of a liquor store which is non-existent in Malacca.  Found a bar in the same bldg as the hotel and asked if I could take away whatever I did not finish drinking.  They told me if I just bought the bottle and took it away, it was 30% off the bar price.  Ha!

At dinner time, I was not hungry and decided to stay in although I went out in search of a liquor store which is non-existent in Malacca. Found a bar in the bldg adjacent to the hotel and asked if I could take away whatever I did not finish drinking in the bar if I ordered a bottle of wine. They told me if I just bought the bottle and took it away, it was 30% off the bar price. Ha!

The following day, I took a long walk to a northern part of the city to see a church and a museum.  By the time I was done looking around, was quite exhausted from the heat and decided a visit to this hotel bar would do me good.

And in the afternoon after lunch, I stopped by a Seven-Eleven wondering if they sold any alcohol as in Japan and they did!

Well obviously...

Well obviously…

And the Portuguese-Malay restaurant had wine and it was the reason I went to eat there.

On the final day after lunch (or two lunches actually as I had satays and duck noodles – more on the noodles later), stopped by a hotel bar to feel refreshed.

And finally as I was leaving the country from KLIA, the Malaysia Airlines lounge offered drinks but they do not make it as easy as the Japanese or the French!


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12 01 2014
luminously

I was at the KLIA airport and it was just so difficult to understand its concept! ahhh! =/

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13 01 2014
Ayako Mathies

You can easily get lost there. The shape and the way shops are laid out are complicated!

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