Hello! I hope you had a wonderful holidays. I still can't believe that 2017 had gone by just like that. Nevertheless, a new year means a new beginning and I wish you all the best and that 2018 would be a fruitful year for you no matter what you do. And of course, a great reading year for us book lovers! 

So, I took a short break off of blogging the last week of December and had a short vacation at Malacca, Malaysia. Have you been to Malacca? It is dubbed "The Historic State" and is a state in Malaysia (more info here.) Though a short trip, it was a refreshing one for me - lots of shopping and eating. I attached a few pictures of the places I visited for the inquiring minds. :-)

Christ Church Melaka

Colourful wall art, isn't it? It had certainly brightened up my walk along this street.

Jonker Walk is a place filled with ethnic and cultural flavour. The street here is filled with historical houses dating back to the 17th century and it has shops selling various items, such as textiles, antiques, handicrafts, local food, etc. I bypassed the above store which sells traditional wooden clogs as well as a few other miscellaneous stuff. Wooden clogs are such a rare sight nowadays and seeing it has definitely reminded me of the olden days as I remember seeing my late mother wore it when I was a girl (why, I even wore it myself for fun!)  

The Airbnb we were staying had a wonderful view. Our unit was on the 35th floor and this was taken from the balcony. 

I think one of the best thing about our stay is this pool, in which one could swim while enjoying the picturesque view of Malacca.  

Now back to normalcy (ha!) and reading-wise, I finished reading Without Merit by Colleen Hoover (review forthcoming) the last week of December and am currently reading One Was Lost by Natalie D. Richards (buddy read with Lark) and The Caller by Chris Carter. Both are intense and I can't wait to find out what happened next. 

So, what are you reading? 

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20 Responses
  1. Jenny Says:

    Looks like a great trip! Have a great 2018!

  2. Heidenkind Says:

    Happy New Year! Alas and alack, I have yet to start a new book. Your trip looks fantastic!

  3. Melody Says:

    Jenny - You too have a great 2018, Jenny!

  4. Melody Says:

    Tasha - Happy New Year, Tasha! The trip was a good one; I'm hoping to go somewhere further this year... and better still somewhere cold. ;)

  5. Kay Says:

    Happy New Year, Melody! Love the pictures and, no, I've never been to your part of the world. Thanks for sharing them with us! Lots of fun reading this year, right?

  6. Marce Says:

    Happy New Year Melody, stunning pictures, the view from the pool and airbnb, wow. Wishing you a year full of good health, happiness and amazing books.

  7. The Bookworm Says:

    Happy New Year Mel! Your trip looks amazing! Thanks for sharing the pics.

  8. Iliana Says:

    Happy New Year, Melody! Oh wow, your trip sounds wonderful. I would love to visit Malaysia. That street with the colorful wall art just looks like it's thriving with activity. Here's to a fabulous 2018!

  9. Lark Says:

    Love all your photos! :)

  10. Melody Says:

    Kay - Happy New Year, Kay! I'm hoping this year will be filled with more good books and that my favourite authors will release their books quickly! :)

  11. Melody Says:

    Marce - Happy New Year, Marce! Wishing you the same, too! :)

  12. Melody Says:

    Naida - Happy New Year, Naida! It was a great trip. :)

  13. Melody Says:

    Iliana - Happy New Year, Iliana! It was a wonderful experience exploring new places; especially the historical ones.

  14. Melody Says:

    Lark - Thank you, Lark! :)

  15. jenclair Says:

    Great way to spend the holiday break, Melody!

  16. Wow, a great view from your room, and so high up! Happy New Year :-)

  17. Melody Says:

    Jenclair - Indeed it is! :)

  18. Melody Says:

    Diana - Happy New Year, Diana! I was glad we'd rented a unit on a higher floor. It was totally luck and we didn't expect it initially.

  19. Happy New Year, Melody! What a lovely time you had. I love the photos you shared. Thank you for sharing about your trip. Someday I hope to do more traveling. Someday . . .

  20. Melody Says:

    Wendy - Happy New Year, Wendy! I hope you'll get to visit Asia one day. :)

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