We must be very tired last night or is it that homely-feel of the house that made us all slept so well. As usual I was the first one to wake up and took the time to explore the neighbourhood.
Lovely pre-war houses with those beautiful cravings along the roof.. Most of the houses along this road has been renovated and turned into boutique hotels, cafes or souvenier shops while maintaining the ancient facade
As you can see the houses are built right up to the roadside...
Traffic were still closed to allow for the marathon runners
The Red House- nothing to do with the Stadthuys buildings, sell all sorts of traditional paper cutting and wedding paraphernalia. I was informed by the lady that his son did all these paper cuttings personally and I am pleased that this art has a craft master.
The Baba and Nyonya Museum
Traditional Nyonya shoes are handmade here... exquisite bead-works on these shoes, the cheapest pair starts from RM198.00 onwards
Came across this antique flea market...well someone's rubbish is another treasure....
Retrace my steps back to the house to wake them up for breakfast at this place.....
Heeran House hotel upstairs and downstairs the cafe
Set breakfast RM15 each... free flow orange juice, coffee and toast.
After breakfast, its time for last minute shopping
Nice paper craft
handmade original clogs.... but the owner was not so friendly.
Lovely mosaic tiles
For our homestay, we were given discount vouchers to purchase from this shop- Joe's artisan handcrafted jewellery..
We met up with friendly Mr. Joe, an interesting personality... he is also a tour guide and has some wonderful tales to tell us.....
some of his magnificent handcrafted jewellery... limited edition each. Are you wondering what is the crab shell doing here? Look at the shell and observe ....it is a very interesting historical event and miraculous fact that he was relating to us. If you want to know more, you can contact him at the shop for a guided tour..
this beautiful chandelier on top of the staircase
the tabletop lamp at the corner of the living room..
even this light near the bathroom....
and of course this delightful fish mobile above the aquarium.
We went for an "early" lunch as we saw that there were only a short queue outside the Famosa Chicken Rice shop. But alas, I found the food here were overrated and overpriced...so no photos at all. It was getting hotter ...
so we decided then to go for our free coffee at The Calanthe Cafe..
already getting excited at the entrance.. something is beckoning us to go inside...
... like stepping into someone's living room ......even with the black and white TV..
cupboard full of Mr. Joe's trophies collected during his Boys' Brigade days... how I know?... because my son and nephews were all former BB boys of the 1st KL Company..
great place to sit back and enjoy!
We did enjoyed our dessert here...... warm chocolate brownie with ice-cream and bananas with chocolate sauce......
New York cheesecake....
Before we left we went to the Baba Charlie Nyonya kueh, but they are all sold out already. Last try to look for satay celup... found the restaurant but only open for business at 4 pm. So next time then.
The journey back was not too bad and we managed to reach Kl after 6pm.