We jumped out of bed bright and early this morning, cos Daddy said we were going on a road trip to Malacca!
On the way to fetch Mama - in super high spirits!
The 2.5 hour drive passed by in a flash when you could snack non stop, sing to your favourite songs on the ipod and even take a nice nap in the car.
Even Daddy, who was the designated driver, didnt think it was a taxing drive. It helped greatly that the weather was cool and not scorching hot as usual!
So it was a pleasant ride all round for everyone!
We were originally supposed to stay at the Makhota, a hotel that looked pretty decent from pictures on the Internet.
However, all of us were appalled by its condition when we actually arrived. The entire room hadnt been cleaned when we checked in, rubbish was everywhere, the floor was sticky, the sofas made our butts itch, and the clincher - water from the taps was a viscous, rusty brown.
They didnt run clear even after we left the taps running for a good 20mins!
Daddy and Mummy decided there and then to change hotels.
Actually it was more of Mummy insisting that we change hotels, cos she figured that if she used the murky water to give us a bath, we would end up more filthy than we originally were!
It was a good thing they only paid a deposit of $30 ringgit for this crappy place, so they were more than willing to forfeit their deposit.
Finally after all the hoo-ha, we headed out for a spot of lunch as we were all starving by then. And what better to fill our tummies than our proverbial favourite chicken rice?
We were so fascinated by the fact that here in Malacca, they served the chicken rice in the form of balls!
Baby relishing his chicken rice ball
A yummy lunch washed down with ice cold drinks
Everyone with satisfied tummies!
Baby and I were begging to go for a dip in the hotel pool and we were treated to just that after a short rest in the room. Woohoo!!
A cool respite from the clammy heat
Alas time flies when you're having fun, and all too soon it was time to go upstairs for a bath.
Baby all wrapped up after his bath cos the room was freezing cold
Can i take it off now?
Watching cartoons while sipping Milo - this is the life!Mummy promised us more fun tonight cos she said we were going to explore a night market, filled with interesting sights and sounds and yummy treats!
Oooh we cant wait!
On the way to the Night Market at Jonker Walk, we ventured into the Hotel Puri, an authentic Peranakan House. The by now famous drama serial The Little Nonya was filmed in its very grounds.
It was decorated with intricate antiques, which inspired Baby to strike some fancy gongfu poses...I wonder why?
We even saw swallows building nests on the walls
The manager of the hotel told us that they harvested the birds' nests periodically
It was really an eye opener for us both - to be in a real Peranakan house, filled with so many different artefacts!
And then it was time for a much anticipated Peranakan dinner! Mummy found this place based on recommendations from her friends.
It was a tiny, nondescript shop tucked away at the corner of a row of shophouses and it didnt look the least bit impressive. But boy, the food definitely did not disappoint!
Nancy's Kitchen - at the corner of Jonker Street
We had the true Peranakan works, and we slurped up every single morsel
Am i over reacting, or does the plain rice seem tastier than usual?
Even baby seems to think so!
Here, have another mouthful Jie Jie!After a totally delicious dinner, we headed off to the Night Market just around the corner. Mummy began to unleash her bargaining prowess as we trawled through the countless little stalls selling almost every single thing under the sun.
She got me some pretty clips here
Some cute luggage tags...and also stickers, stationery, shoes for us, bags for MaMa and accessories for Mummy - what a haul!
Mummy also read that the candied frozen fruits were a must-try so we made a beeline for the uncle selling these sweet treats.
Ooh i cant wait for my frozen treat!
Everyone had one stick to savor slowly!
And some icy fruit juices to wash everything down!
Stay tuned for more of our adventures tomorrow!