Day 1 at Melaka
We started our journey ‘early’ so that we can have lunch at Melaka. We did make a toilet break just before arriving at the toll to Melaka.
We arrived at the ‘famous’ chicken rice ball shop at Melaka Baru- with ample parking – but to find it closed! 🙄🤣 So, we diverted to the secondary famous Wilson chicken rice – normal chicken rice. But the roasted chicken was sliced so finely that – it got Noelle eating the chicken, which in turn influenced Nikki to eat too! We topped more chicken after that!
We went to Jonker Street to walk around but with whining Noelle as she wanted to get to the hotel! It was really hot, so we just went into some (pariah) cendol shop- fortunately just ordered one bowl.
We ended up in 7 eleven before heading to hotel!
Upon arrival at hotel (we stayed at Bayou Lagoon Park Resort), Noelle and Nikki were to excited to get to the water theme park. But, papa needed a quick nap (both of them of course power napped in car). Thereafter, we had a great time in the theme park! Noelle was the super energiser rabbit, going up and down the slides none stop! Nikki was not bad too – but she needed us to accompany her (so I took turn with hubby).
After the ‘swim’, we went out to the ‘famous’ satay celup! Fortunately, I brought (home) sushi for them! Noelle wanted to try the satay sauce – by dipping her sushi into it! She tasted a little and drank the whole glass of barley! 🤣
We headed back to hotel and call it a day as everyone’s tired!
Day 2 at Melaka
We did a touristy thingy! We went for a ‘cruise’ – the Melaka River Cruise. I confirmed with Missy Stella Tay that the river cruise is not just along a longkang before heading to the place!🤣 (because hubby’s colleague whose hometown is in Melaka never heard of the cruise . 🤭🙄🤦🏻♀️ man!)
I didn’t really time our journey but it took us around 30-45 min to and from the main ‘jetty’! It wasn’t as hot as expected – but rather windy! While the kids were excited about the boat ride, eventually they were ‘bored’ because their ‘heart’ was left with the water theme park! 🙄 (check out their website for prices – we only paid for ourselves and Noelle)
After the boat ride, we headed to Nadeje at Plaza Mahkota for lunch cum birthday celebration!
We went back to hotel for nap and went to the theme park again. For dinner, we headed to Ujong Pasir (as suggested by Stella) – as we were looking for decent Chinese cuisine, which is a little more child friendly to our kids’ appetite!
**it was such a coincident that Stella messaged me on some plants during our journey there! So, I took the opportunity to ‘kacau’ her! Thanks a lot to some of the reviews/suggestions she gave us!
Day 3 at Melaka
We said that it will be our LAST time at the water park on day 2; Noelle initially agreed. But right after we got back from our hotel breakfast and watching people in the water park from our balcony, she couldn’t resist! Actually, we expected! 🤣 We made her/ them to promise that we will get back latest by 1030am as we need to check out (or else our bags will be thrown out of the room🤭😂).
So we went to the water park, check out, head out for lunch and then drove home!
Video of the girls enjoying the slide ride <here> These two sampat girls had the most fun in these three days!
Nikki from being timid with the giant slides to (this morning) saying NO to the kid slides 🤣; and since yesterday don’t need us (mama or papa) to accompany her on the giant slides as long as jeh jeh comes along!
Noelle, no need mention, played like crazy – not sure if she went on the slides more than 100 times!
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Overall, they were all good during our road trip – sitting at their seats respectively, entertaining themselves. Some memorable things that we did in car:
– Noelle is currently learning ‘even and odd’ in school, therefore we spot the car numbers in front of us, and she will let me know if the number is ‘odd or even’. She brought her annual peppa pig books and read them occasionally.
– Nikki was in her ‘pretend play’ mood – so she storif-ied herself and acted herself! The funny story she told – ‘I wanna o c!’ which shocked my hubby like mad (because he thought she really wanted to 💩). She also observes a lot – for example, she observed a truck carrying cars and she questioned us ‘why the cars are on top one?’
– Norrah occasionally cried and just required me to sit next to her (she just want to watch my face🙄). Her favourite ‘toys’ in the car are her blanket, empty bottle or plastic bag! 😂