It’s like I have the ability for premonition. On New Year’s Eve, I have the feeling that this year 2016 will be The Year of Paradigm Shift for me (REFER to https://undomiel84.wordpress.com/2016/01/01/happy-new-year-2016-the-year-of-paradigm-shifts-a-butterfly-out-from-chrysalis/). True to that, we have called it off officially on 7th February 2016 (REFER to https://undomiel84.wordpress.com/2016/02/07/the-end-of-my-6-years-old-fairytale-the-break-up-i-will-always-love-you/) and an attempt to rekindle (prior to someone’s to Haramain) which engendered hope-but-crippled-again (after the Haramain’s Umrah). I thought I can’t play this tug-of-war anymore! Be it whether the relationship was broken due to “illness-and-not-wanting-me-to-suffer-as-well” or any other reasons; it is hurt. So, I am deciding to severe any budding hopes because those are lethal.
I feel like Tup Tim, the Burmese concubine of King Mongkut! LMAO! But it is a nice Junior Villa.
And true, it hurts that I realize my life is not as cheerful as it used to be. I rarely enjoy my weekend like I used to be. I am having mental depression. But is it fair to be cooped to this doom when life itself is beautiful? It would be such a waste to mourn and coop myself in that dark place when I actually deserve to be happy? I realize nobody can be the saviour but you. Only I can save myself. So, I decided to battle my own demon. I need to psyche myself out from this depression.
The verandah. Very ethereal and rustic.
I’ve never travel alone before this. Always with my family; my friends and mostly with my you-know-who. So I thought of going somewhere – a tranquil place where I could just relax my mind and enjoy the luxurious laze-around. Spontaneously, I drove the car on Saturday morning straight ahead to Melaka because I’ve always fancy the historical and colonial ambiance of Melaka. As a Straits State, it shares the same quality like my birthplace, Penang! I chose The Settlement Hotel located at Ujong Pasir for its unique facade and affordable pricing (I wish I could have stayed in the luxurious Casa Del Rio! Well, perhaps next time – just for a night!). You guys can check the website at https://www.thesettlementhotel.com/.
My Junior Villa is beside the mini pool and library. At night you can hear water cascading. On the other side were the Luxury Villas.
Initially, I wanted to stay in the Luxury Villa (https://www.thesettlementhotel.com/room/Luxury-Villa) but I was told all of them were fully occupied. I was besotted by the pictures I saw in the website; with its Four Poster Bed and mosquito-net ala Old Malay Vintage Village. I was told that a Junior Villa was available (https://www.thesettlementhotel.com/room/Junior-Villa) so I was just OK with it.
Soothing music accompanying you to read in this library. The atmosphere of colonial era is eminent. I feel I am back in the British Commonwealth era ala writings of Rudyard Kipling and Joseph Conrad – literature lovers will know what I meant!
The first time I saw it, I thought it looks like King Mongkut’s harem scene in “Anna and The King”. Haha! The wooden facade emanated rustic ambiance. The inside was just nice for me. Very cute with mixture of modern and traditional. I love the colonial rustic feeling. The bathroom was elongated and spacious with big mirror. I love the lighting. Although the hotel is sandwiched within the provincial township with modern concretes and buildings and even apartments, one will feel as if one in a real village in the Villa. It feels so relaxing.
The living room and the lamps. I like the architecture. It feel so rustic and traditional yet very comfortable. The lamps and the red curtains add sensuality. I felt sexy in the villa. Too bad I was alone…. if only. Haha!
You can hear water cascading down from the pipe into a small pool just next to my villa. So relaxing. And verandah with lawn in front of it makes everything seems so rustic and peaceful. There is also a library with soothing music – for someone who loves a quiet time to read books. Amazing!
Spacious bathroom with elongated mirror!
Actually, I have a token of getting free Spa treatment but I am not used of having a massage and all so I don’t feel like having it. I also skipped the breakfast complimentary as I opted for a Roti Canai outside the hotel – talk about a real “Perut Melayu”! I have no qualm on admitting that! The staffs are very friendly and the customer service was professional. I only have slightest misunderstanding about a deposit but all was good. Initially, when I checked-in, I was told that the price was RM375; so I paid RM400. On top of that, another RM100 will be taken as deposit. So all together, I handed out RM500. So today when I claimed, there was to be glitches – one receipt says RM400 and the other says RM500 (perhaps due to negligence or greenhorn workers). At first I thought of going back to Selangor first and let them sorted that later but I thought that I needed to straight my case out. But all is well. On whole, the management people were very professional.
A grass pathway behind the Luxury Villas. From car park to my Junior Villa.
On whole, I am glad I went here. Perhaps, I might come again. I suggest this hotel for anyone who wants pure relaxation. Serenity at its heart.
I don’t know why I posed like this. Perhaps I thought it exuded subtle sensuality. Well..what the heck, right? (,”)
P/S : The most therapeutic session for this whole journey I think was listening to MIX.FM all the way from Selangor to Melaka. Listening to all the 90s hits and all really strengthen my spirit although there was this one song that left me cried while I was driving back (and coincidentally when I arrived, I saw a message from you-know-who. But perhaps it is time to REALLY move on? You can’t come and suddenly decide to teleport somewhere else, leaving scars in my heart, no?). Nay, I object.
Somebody is working here. Well, no “rezeki”. Perhaps some other time. We are close yet so far, no? Haha!
I am in process of reading Angie’s book. She discovered herself during that solo trip she made. Will I discover myself by doing solo trips? She inspires me. I will not bow down. I will not kowtow. I paint my own life with colours. I will emancipate from this dark feeling. God bless.