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Invitation To A Date With Bloggers At Melaka 2012


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Though I've travelled the world, I haven’t stepped into Malaysia for ages due to the high crime rate there, especially in Kuala Lumpur & Johore Bahru. So I was hesitant initially to accept the invitation as an Int’l Blogger to attend “A Date with Bloggers at Melaka 2012”, but I’m glad I did & I’d enjoyed my trip tremendously in Malacca.

luxury haven travels to malacca
Though there were hiccups before the trip, the charming event organizers at Asia Food Guide & Best Melaka Guide finally allowed me take a travelling partner with me. Here’s an insight of my 2-day trip, with another 2 nites extension, courtesy of Casa Del Rio Melaka.

What the event is about:
“A Date with Bloggers at Melaka 2012” aims to be a platform for bloggers, foodies, readers & advertisers to interact in blog exploration & engage in Melaka food & cultures. Melaka is chosen as it is one of the older states in Malaysia, which has a strategic location for tourism & food.

luxury haven invited to malacca
In this event, bloggers are invited & gathered at Melaka for 2 days 1 night for free. They are there to play, eat & share by blogging. Participants involved are Malaysia Bloggers, Int’l Bloggers & Chefs.

Where we visited:
julies biscuit review

melaka mahkota parade bloggers event
singapore blogger travels to malacca
cheng ho cultural museum blogger review

What we ate:
uncle keong delicacies blogger review

eleven bistro malacca portuguese food review

hainanses food tasting

What we got to bring home:
daiana chocolates review

coffee break with chief minister of malacca

Where we stayed:
casa de rio melaka review
Thanks to Casa del Rio, I stayed on for another 2 nites at the latest boutique hotel in Malacca. See my review @ Exotic Casa Del Rio Melaka, The Latest Boutique Haven By HPL!

The 5-star hotel is also sponsoring my Giveaway..... head over to Giveaway: Luxurious Stay For 2 Worth RM1,000 At Casa Del Rio, Melaka to take part now!

Well, I hope you've enjoyed the brief walk-through of my event in Malacca, please click on the highlighted links for details. You can read more @ My Gateway To The Historical City Of Melaka & I'll be zooming in to some of the attractions as well as hotel & dining reviews, so stay tuned!

Special thanks to event orgranizers KX Lim & Steven Tan, as well as the committee members, for taking such good care of us. You guys are awesome!

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44 comments:

  1. Glad you enjoyed Melaka well... I wished I had more time there like you~ :)

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    1. Criz, it was a fun trip :) Looking fwd to sharing & hope to see u here more often.

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  2. Nice to meet you too, why don't you visit penang and we can like meet up :P

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    1. Ken, sure! Will wait for the next invite. Hahaha! Nice to have u here with us :)

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    1. Smin, thks for visiting & hope to see u here more often!

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  4. LOL...i was there on the same dates too. Eh how come no Nadeje? saw the banner at Nadeje that you guys would be there

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    1. Kathy, what's Nadeje? Alamak, should've told me u're going there & I can see u too. Lol!

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  5. Great trip! Wish I can be there next time :)

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    1. Ann, looking fwd to the next one too!

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  6. Great event with plenty of food and the wonderful sightseeing. Malacca is indeed a historical place and I enjoyed my trip so much when I was here.Looking forward for more run up to your Malacca post.

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    1. Nava, I could see u having nice time at the spa etc. Love the indulgence!

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  7. What fun! Just getting some face time with fellow bloggers would really amke me happy. However, the addition of all these stops together, makes is all the better. Ha-I see your comments above. Now that it is all over, you are ready to do it all again-I would be too. Thanks for sharing your adventure in Melaka!

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    1. Tina, if only we could meet some day too ..... Would love to savour all your delicious bakes.

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  8. hie shirley! Yes indeed it's very hot and dangerous in JB, KL and even Penang but Malacca, so far i think ok ler...glad you got the invitation...
    I've been to Blogfest Penang 2 years ago whereby 2 Singaporean blogger (alvin lim and silver ang) came as well..

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    1. Hong, Penang too? Gosh! One of my M'sian students got robbed when she returned to Ipoh & I thought Ipoh's quite safe. Now u're telling me Penang too. Yap, I've been assured that Malacca is very safe that's why I decided to go :) It's safe indeed.

      Mmmm. Blogfest Penang sounds interesting. I don't know them. I'm very low profile, anti-social. Hahaha!

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    2. Yea..but since the new opposition party took over, it has improved tremendously now..

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    3. Hong, mmmm..... sounds tempting!

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  9. no doubt you had a wonderful time ..:)lovely
    Tasty Appetite

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  10. Oh, I love meeting other bloggers! It sounds like you had a fun filled time!

    PS..I think even non-bakers can make quiche...especially one that's crustless :)

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    1. Lizzy, wish we could meet too to try your lovely bakes :) Mmmm... gonna chk it out! Have a good week, dear!

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  11. Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself.

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    1. Veron, could've met up with u :< Perhaps another time....

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  12. Sounds fun! Wish I could come! xx

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    1. Taj, maybe I should be more active in events :)

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  13. What a great event Shirley! Love the locations you visited, the food looked great as well! I have actually worn shorts quite a bit recently and you'll see more of them in the summer months!

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    1. Bess, our 2-day event was packed to the brim. It was memorable! Can't wait to see more of your legs. Lol!

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  14. I wish we have something like this in Vancouver.

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    1. Balvinder, there're lots of events here in S'pore actually but I'm usually anti-social. Lol! Hope there'll be something exciting coming up for u in Vancouver.

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  15. not bad, glad it turn out great :) good for u ehehe

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    1. Edmend, glad I went after all. Things turned out better than expected. Thks, dear!

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  16. Been to Melaka once, and thanks, I got good food there.. :p.. He he he he.. Hmmm,when will be 'Me in Singapore'.. T_T..

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    1. Aki, I've been there too but long time ago. I got to eat a lot during this trip :) Time to visit S'pore, huh?

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  17. I have been to Malacca once before only, and I was sick that time, could went much place. There are a lot of foods I want to eat but didn't eat that time, especially the Chicken Rice Ball!

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    1. LuPorTi, oh dear! That must be terrible. Hope u'll get the chance to visit again :)

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