Malacca Family Outing 2013, a set on Flickr.
Another last year's trip update. Hehe. This was the first trip that we had after my sister that lives in OZ balik kampung last December until 23rd February next month. Honestly we do think on where to spend our quality time together as a family..But Malacca is surely not in my planner. But somehow we decided to spend our time at Malacca for a loss count of times *throw my planner*
Actually after we had to choose between PD and Malacca, Malacca won the vote..that's why!! I asked my sister what is the tentative coz I didn't want the trip to be so boring and tiring plus with 4 little toddlers in company. So my sister texted me few places to visit and one of them is hot pond (kolam air panas Malacca)
The thing is, this kolam is not like the one u saw in TV where Japanese or Koreans dip their body in a vast area of hot pond..this one are just like few kolah..yes..kolah like the one at surau and masjid and you have to share that space with strangers whom you don't really know what kind of skin complication do they have. hahahaha..And my gut said, "this wont be happening".
And..true enough. After we reached the homestay around 7PM, I went out to buy our dinner..and oh ya..our homestay was like away from modernization..hahaha. Luckily the food was OK. And then, the moment of truth. The plan to take a dip in a hot pond was supposed to be around midnight and as expected...most of them are hesitant on the timing. Cembam was even hesitant on the idea of hot pond. HAHAHA!! So that night, just have a rest and chit chatting
Next morning, our first destination was Malacca Zoo. That was my 2nd time there. The first time was when I was 15. Hmm..OK la, we arrived kinda early, parking was not an issue..only that we didn't bring XIyad's mini fan. Well actually his mini fan has already broken. But somehow Xiyad managed to sleep in the stroller under that hot sun..HAHAHA sian anak ayah...but OK la..we kept fanning him once in a while.
Nureen, my sis' daughter was so excited and was saying all kind of animals that she wanted to see. But the one thing that always spoiled a Zoo trip is NO MALE LION ON SIGHT!!! We could hear his ROAR...but we couldn't see him. The same thing when Cembam and I visited Zoo Negara couple years ago. ANd worst, I didn't bring my tele lense..hmm..So I just took photo of my family.
After around an hour, the crocodile Park was a NO coz I do think just watching the same animal - crocodile would not be that amazing, especially we had to pay for it..pfftt...And my bro in law, was feeling sick and we decided to had our lunch first at Mydin Malacca. HAHAHAHA..jauh2 bawak kereta ke Mydin juga..dengg..
I managed to had a super fast hair cut while waiting for everyone's window shopping towards the food court. We had our lunch and decided to head home. Pity Kak Wa. coz she really wanted to round the town more but Fik was not feeling well. Andd..that's it!!! hundred plus kilometer drive just to have a look at the animals!!! HAHAHAHAHA. Tapi takpela..as long as we spent the time together, I don't mind where it was...
*Alaaa..series of pictures of Xiyad and Nureen trying to pose are not included in the thumbnail view. Click the set link to view Xiyad's series of face expression when asked to pose with Nureen!!!*