31 August 2009

Malacca @ 24 to 26 August 2009

As we didn't manage to go to Phuket during the school holiday, we drove to Malacca to utilise our free night stay at Holiday Inn Malacca.

As usual, we left our house early at 8am while the girls are still sleeping. Reached Malacca at around 9.30am and woke the girls for breakfast at McDonalds. McDonalds is right opposite the Malacca Zoo where we wanted to visit. Changed the girls and we had our hot breakfast - hotcakes with butter and maple syrup.

The Malacca Zoo was quite a disappointment this time. We were there 2 years ago and the place is a little run down now. However, it is still slightly better than our National Zoo. The girls didn't really like the place as it was hot and humid and Werney got bored with the same hippo, giraffe and zebra again (it seems like we have been visiting quite a lot of zoos!). It was Anney's first trip to the zoo.

We didn't stayed very long and left after about 1.5 hours. Just managed to catch the bird shows and animals show before leaving.

We reached the hotel, Holiday Inn Malacca at around noon and luckily the room was ready. Holiday Inn Malacca is quite a new hotel, situated in the center of town. Although it was school holiday, the hotel occupancy rate was low and we got upgraded to a Straits View Deluxe Club Room. Maybe people were worried about H1N1 and defer their travelling plans. It was good for us that the hotel was quite empty and Malacca was not crowded. No worry about traffic jam.....

Views from the hotel room

The girls monkeying around the hotel room, playing hide and seek around the curtain

Anney playing peek-a-boo with mom

Swimming pool with palm trees, it was really breezing

Infinity pool at the hotel

Werney posing at hotel lobby

Anney posing at hotel lobby

We didn't do a lot of sightseeing as Werney's ideal holiday is to enjoy the hotel, hotel and hotel. She loves to go for a swim, order room service, play at the kid's area and perfectly okay not to go out from the hotel. This is one of the reason why I would normally booked a 4 or 5 stars hotel as I know I would be spending a lot of time in the hotel room!

Anyway, I "forced" Werney to visit the Eye on Malaysia (yes, it is in Malacca now) coz' I didn't manage to ride it in KL the last time and drove around Jonker Street & the Dutch Square.

Eye on Malaysia (night view)

Eye on Malaysia (day view)

Anney with Daddy

Anney and Werney enjoying the Eye on Malaysia ride

Jonker Street

Werney and Anney with Daddy at The Stadhuys (Dutch Square) & Christ Church

Malacca famous clock tower

Menara Taming Sari (far view)

Menara Taming Sari (view from bottom)

Werney posing with the hop on bus

Overall, it was a good break for everyone.


michelle@mybabybay said...

Wow I didn't know Melaka has eye of Malaysia. Thanks for the pictures. I must take the kids there.

Melissa Siew said...

I'm sure both of them had lots of fun in Melaka... anney look so cute in the 'peek-a-boo' pic.. =D

mommy to chumsy said...

ahh..nice trip. I like the photos :D

2ma said...

nice pics! maybe u shld try taiping zoo next time. i heard its very well maintain. am planning to bring the boys there soon :)

Blog's author said...

2ma: I have wanted to visit the Taiping zoo but still haven't got a chance yet. Maybe the next round.... If you are bringing the boys anytime soon....do share the pics

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