Monday, June 08, 2009

malacca?

Whoopsie! i almost forgot to blog about my 1st ever road trip with my girl friends (nikie & evelyn) hehe.. well, we went south.. to malacca! :)

Our road trip started off on 25th may early morning.. before noon i mean.. we reached the ayer keroh toll at about 2.30pm and we were greeted by a couple of billboards :-





We started our eating journey right after we put our bags at nikie's grandma house.. her uncle took us to hai heng to eat fish ball noodles with the malacca special chilli sauce




Then nikie took us to her grandma's chicken rice shop (nam wah) to have a taste of their famous chicken rice ball




Making our drinks


The dog who doesn't like his picture to be taken (he barked at me =.=).. he's one fierce lil fella


After filling up our stomachs, we went to the famous 'red' buildings





We made a quick stop for a cool refreshing cendol as the weather was damn hot!




We then made a stop at the portuguese settlement






I'm wondering what is this doing at a portuguese settlement


It's a hotel own by a mamak and it's dead..

Since my mum in-law is half portuguese with the name carlos, i thought we could find a book with a list of the ancestors at the museum.. but no luck.. instead we saw all these :-













By the time we finished with the museum, it was time for dinner! we went for 'ikan bakar' @ grilled fish at alai




Stir fried lala @ vongole with cili padi



Grilled cockles



Nasi lemak


Grilled prawns


Otak otak @ fish cake


Grilled fish



After dinner, we went to jonker street.. it's like our chinatown @ petaling street



We walked, stopped for drinks and ate ice cream.. hehe.. the night was still young after we were done with jonker street, so we headed to the jetty!

There was a BIG club there.. with live band.. i like the place as it's made mostly of glass! you can see what's going on inside the club from outside


At the jetty, we can see the 'eye of malaysia'


We found a pool place and played pool for the rest of the night til about 3am.. we called it a night..

The next day, we woke up at 2pm.. if i'm not mistaken.. the first thing we did was.. EAT! nikie took us to lee ho, for 'wanton' noodles




It's not the same as the ones we have it back in kl.. we ordered 3 bowls and a plate of fried kuey teow to share


Before we eat again, i asked nikie to take us to the most happening mall.. and she took us to :-


It was so hard to find parking.. car parks were full and we had to parked at the opposite mall.. we covered the mall in only an hour! yes, it's small.. nevertheless, i still managed to get a pair of sandals and 2 belly rings.. hehe..

After all the walking, we went to the 'famous' nasi lemak place.. sorry, i don't know the name :p



It's REALLY yummy :)

My dinner (fried chicken drumstick + squid = rm6)


Nikie's dinner (cockles) rm3.50


Evelyn's dinner (cockles + cuttle fish = rm5.50)


Wait wait, we were NOT done yet for the day.. how can we leave malacca without trying the famous satay celup?!?

Ban lee siang (check out the review here) is the place to go for satay celup


Look at the crowd.. it was only about 6pm ish


Nikie helping herself at the BIG ass fridge


She took all these :-



'Celup-ping' into the diluted satay sauce


Pouring the sauce onto the bread and cucumbers


Yum yum..



After filling our stomachs and the day getting dark, we went to our final destination before heading back to kl.. we went to....

The night safari!


We paid rm10 each and took loads of pictures (don't ask me the names some of the animals :p)

Tiger



Lions


Elephants


Alligators



Crocodile


Python



Some small mammals





Oh oh, i know this one.. it's a SLOTH!



Look at the monkeys.. monkey-ing around.. see how they sleep =.= it's like how you would hang your lil soft toy to dry after washing it.. haha



I didn't spend much on the trip.. mostly i spent it on food (duh!) and also we shared on the petrol which was like rm30 per person.. i bought food-ies for my mum




Remember this one? i used to love eating it when i was in school! back then it was like rm0.10 each stick.. me and nikie finished 1 pack at one go.. hehe :p~


Last but not least, i bought a bottle of massage ointment for my grandma who always have body aches all the time


So that's all folks.. i came back from malacca and i've gained ONE kg =.= sigh~

ps: sorry for the bad pictures.. i have a VERY lousy photography skill.. hmmm.. i wonder how i can pass my photography course when i was in college *wondering*

pps: i MIGHT be going away for another trip soon ;)

5 comments:

+ akatsuki + said...

what a fun trip !

The Mrs Blogs said...

my my, so much tasty food! I'm hungry now :) Glad you had a good time. Where's the next adventure to?

M@L@CC@ said...

you should go to the capitol satay celup, that's the most famous and IMHO more delicious.

btw, the nikie grandma's chicken rice is it at "chinese mountain"? no disrespect to nikie but you should go to the corner shop at the jonker street, that's the most famous chicken rice ball in m'cca. and i'm not talking about the famosa chicken rice ball.

the portugese settlement foodcourt at night got ikan bakar, very tasty.

the nasi lemak IINM is at ujong pasir, near to portugese settlement. your picture too close, can't see the surrounding for confirmation.

:: Nicole :: said...

akatsuki: yeah it was fun and memorable :)

cas: i hope russ will be able to make it for the next trip *fingers crossed*

m@l@cc@: thanks for your info.. would give it a try of the places u mentioned :) and yea, the nasi lemak stall is near to the Portuguese settlement

Prince said...

One word I would like to say, I "miss" the chicken rice haha.