YOUR EYES MIGHT GET TIRED
READING THIS POST COS
IT'S GONNA BE A
STORY ABOUT OUR VACATION!!!!
BUT IF YOU'RE PLANNING TO GO
HOLIDAY IN A'FAMOSA RESORT (or MALACCA) SOON,
READING THIS POST
WILL GIVE U SOME IDEAS
OF THE HAPPENINGS AT THE RESORT!
Last year in May (2008), we had our family holidays in The Philippines.
This year, since we only have 2 nights holiday, we decided to go to A'Famosa Resort in Malacca. Lagipun boleh la kitorang balik kampung Daddy.
At first i googled for 3D2N package from various travel agency. One particular travel agency charged RM385 per pax for accommodation + the 3 theme park tickets. DAMN EXPENSIVE.
So i decided to go direct to their website at http://www.afamosa.com/main.php
The booking and reservation was easy breezy. And it's much cheaper - RM218 for accommodation at a condotel (superior room - 2 bedroom condo) + tickets to enter the COWBOY TOWN, WATER WORLD and ANIMAL WORLD.
Our journey started on 15th May 2009 (Friday at 12:30pm). We exit at Seremban to stop makan at Leman Dawi free refill CENDOL stall (luckily daddy is very familiar with the roads in Seremban & Malacca, so it was easy to find the Cendol place!)
Very cheap CENDOL per bowl RM1.50 only.
REFILL - FREE!
After puas makan cendol with FREE refills, we continued our journey to A'Famosa Resort in Malacca. It only took us about 20 minutes from that cendol place before reaching A'Famosa Resort.
Once checked in at D'Savoy Condotel, unpacked our things, and went to Bandar Alor Gajah for our lunch (it was already 4pm but we only had cendol for lunch, and we're all still very hungry!!)
We bought the famous Cucur Udang Alor Gajah (penah masuk rancangan Jalan2 Cari Makan wei!). Dad bought a bag of Cucur & Tahu for RM5. Masa tengah sedap layan ngunyah cucur tu, tetiba Asu Dol termakan tahu busuk la pulak. Then Mum pun try another tahu, it's the same. Masam and busuk. So she decided to go and complaint SO THAT OTHER PEOPLE TAK TERKENA MAKAN TAHU BUSUK ALSO!
a bag of CUCUR UDANG & TAHU !!
I went with Mum to the stall again. Mum told the guy (keje dia potong2 cucur & tahu - mind u he's holding the BIG knife), that she 'ter'makan TAHU BUSUK and asking maybe they can change with something else (there was also fried tempeh, and fried fishballs and other fried thingy!). And the guy yg pegang the BIG knife tu dah mula nk meletop sebab agaknya 1st dapat complaint kot. Tetiba dia marah-marah and asking nk buat macamana? Tak ke DOL tu? Mum already telling him just change the tahu with something else, and he kept asking MACAM MANA? ish ish ish.... i knew mum's blood pressure sure dah naik dah, but she still pretend to be calm. Nasib baik aku dok layan Ashraf. Kalau tak sure aku dah MENJERIT kat mamat sengal tu!
After 5 minutes that mamat sengal tu menggelabah tak tau nak buat apa, suddenly came another guy and told MUM it's ok, they'll change all the tahu busuk with CUCUR only! KAN SENANG!!! Adoyaiiii....
So... lepas dapat tukar tahu busuk tu (tolong lar berhati2 kalau anda singgah di stall Perniagaan Cucur Udang Alor Gajah, nak harap nama jer famous, tapi SOMBONG gila org yg meniaga tu!), we went back to the condotel and rest a while before we start our 1st activity in A'Famosa Resort that is COWBOY TOWN.
That night, at 7:30pm, we went to the Cowboy Town.
At the entrance, from far u could see so many people wearing cowboy costumes. Baju kotak-kotak, seluar jeans lusuh, kasut boot koboi and of course TOPI koboi mesti ada nyer!
Kuda pun ada gak!!!
Kt entrance masuk jer, ada sesi ambik gambar with burung parrot. Letak atas bahu and they took the picture. It's for sale - RM15 per piece. Jalan sikit lagi, ada sesi amik gambar lagi, but this time with ORANG UTAN.
taken by the resort people.
strictly NO PERSONAL CAMERA!
after taking the picture, we continued looking around in the town. Jalan-jalan and then ada lagi sesi amik gambar, but this time with LION plak. I was scared so i wasn't in the picture.
Then we waited at the streets of the Carnival to watch the Red Indian Show (starts at 8:15pm) followed by a parade of animals & clowns & dancers.
It was fun fun fun!
(i would strongly recommend to y'all whose going to the Cowboy Town in MAY/JUNE to wear comfortable t-shirt & shorts and slippers only! The street parade is open air but the weather in MAY/JUNE is HOT!!!)
The parade finished at 10:15pm and ended with some fireworks show!
BUNKFACE were also at A'Famosa Resort
When the red indians were doing some fire eating show, they called some audience to join them. And came out these 3 good looking fellas. I thought that they're koreans (cos Asu DoL said so!) but mummy insisted that they are BUNKFACE - the famous INDIE band!
So before we left the COWBOY TOWN, i saw some people took pictures with the 3 fellas (BUNKFACE). Asu DoL & Mum kept telling me to approach the 3 fellas to take picture. So aku dengan muka tak malu nyer, go to them and ask them are they really BUNKFACE, and when they said YES, i told them that my MUM is a big fan!!!
THEY LAUGHED BUT
MY MUM KNOWS THEIR SONGS!
Hey, seriously i never knew who is BUNKFACE, never heard of their songs,
so they should be proud that MUMMY is a BIG FAN of yours!
Asu DOL very excited to take picture next to SAM!!!
(i did googled for them and watched their videos on youtube when i came back home! Malu gak bila MUMMY ku terer pasal INDIE BAND MALAYSIA but aku ni yg keje penyanyi, satu hapa pun tak tau pasal INDIE BAND!!! huhuhu)
So the next morning (Saturday, 16th May 2009), we woke up very happy teringat pasal show at the cowboy town and really looking forward for another day filled with fun activities.
Started the day with breakfast at the famous kedai PAK YA ROTI BOOM in Tanjung Minyak (20 minutes drive from A'Famosa) !!! Memang lazat the roti boom. Soft & fluffy and pekena ngan kari parpu or kari ikan plak.... pergh.... terliur dah ni!!!
YA YA YA
memang aku gemuk but SO WHAT?
Anak ku layan ROTI BOOM with Kari Parpu & Milo Ais!
Lepas makan roti boom we went to kedai my brother and his wife in Tanjung Kling plak. Sampai-sampai, Kak Ana jer yang ada. Abang Yan pi tukar tayar kreta dia kejap. So while waiting for my brother, aku pun order NASI LEMAK KAKAK IPARKU! Pekena ngan MILO PANAS plak. Pergh.... lagi sekali terliur daaaa....
my brother's kedai makan
yang kaler biru tu!
Lama gak lar kami menunggu. Habis makan nasi lemak, dad pun layan pi gunting rambut dia yg tinggal sehelai dua jer tu! hahahaha. Sebelah kedai abang ku ada kedai gunting rambut..... pesyen lama nyer kedai tau!!!! best best!
Shark : "relax bro. we'll go swim later, ok? let's smile for the camera now!"
photostat father and son!
pogi said my brother is the clone of my father!!!
Bila my brother came, kitorang pun sembang kejap. Sempat lar aku survey abang aku mana best nk makan ikan bakar. As usual, he said UMBAI but i told him, it's WEEKEND and it's FAR and i'm sure it'll be CROWDED and it's FAMOUS and definitely it's gonna be EXPENSIVE!
Suddenly Kak Ana said, near their house (my arwah nenek's house lar), ada jugak kedai ikan bakar and also ASAM PEDAS.... She said it's called PANTAI HAILAM, TANJUNG KLING.... after she explained to me where it is, i definitely know where it is. It's the place where i used to hangout when i was young (every school holidays i will surely spent at late granma's house, making me the one of the favourite grandchild!).
I was excited but that's for dinner. Really looking forward to have a try.
After chatting with my brother for a while, we head back to A'Famosa Resort to go for a swim at WATER WORLD.
It was awesome. The weather's fine and HOT. Dok berendam dalam air jer pun dah best.
The food served in the park was expensive, RM12 for a set of Chicken Rice and a soft drink. We thought of tapau some KFC before entering the park, but they said no outside food are allowed. Haish!!!
the wave pool.
Lil Guwapo very happy.
Menyelam pun nk bergaya ngan specs!
Thanks to Big Momma Ilene for lending us
her shockproof/waterproof Olympus camera!
After dah puas berendam, balik to Condotel and had a short nap before our next activities.
That Saturday night, before pegi Pantai Hailam Tanjung Kling, we singgah visit my aunty (mak uteh) whose husband passed away last month. Since my uncle passed away, she's been staying alone but always had different visitors every weekends.
So lepas sembang-sembang sekejap, catching up with things, kitorang pun menggerakkan diri for our feveret acara - MAKAN.
My brother supposed to work but because we insist he has to join us for dinner, he came with Kak Ana and their daughter FARHANA.
We ordered Ikan Bakar KURAU & IKAN PARI - RM27 (it comes with Rice). The fish are fresh from the sea. Caught by the fisherman at Tanjung Kling.
ikan bakar KURAU
(ikan bakar Pari not in the picture sebab terlupa nk amik gambar, dah busy makan time!)
thumbs up !!!
betul betul ho liao!
The following day, bangun tido (Sunday 17th May 2009), masih terkenang2 makan ASAM PEDAS and the IKAN BAKAR, ;D
We checked out at 12noon, and straight pegi ke Animal World Safari (our last activities which is included in the package!).
It was a great experience. Naik truck, masuk kandang bear, kandang rimau, kandang unta!!! Rasa macam kt Africa plak (ya lar, selalu tengok dalam TV je org gi tgk binatang kt Africa naik truck!!!)
naik truck masuk kandang rimau
unfortunately, it was AFTERNOON
so all the tigers/lions are sleeping!!!
my son, lil guwapo, enjoying watching
the animals up close!!!
Lepas naik truck, kita orang pun berjalan2 menyusuri sumer kandang2 binatang menuju ke tempat show WILD WILD WEST!
Best wor the show. Ada unsur-unsur komedi,
tembak-menembak, kebakaran & macam-macam lagi.
Lepas tengok WILD WILD WEST SHOW, kitorang sambung pegi tengok MULTI ANIMAL SHOW pulak. Ada orang utan, bear, burung, otter, raccoon, and many more (but actually the multi animal show a little bit boring!)
Habish jer animal show, kitorang pun nk menggerakkan diri balik to KL.
Tapi sebelum tu, kitorang singgah naik ELEPHANT RIDE. Besttttttttt sangat. RM6 per person. Dia pusing 1 round before masuk dalam air and pose amik gambar :)
look at the big A$$....
We left A'Famosa shortly after the Elephant Ride.
In the car, on the way back, everyone (especially the childrens) fell asleep. It took us 1 hour 10 minutes from A'Famosa to reach our home in PJ.
WE HAD SOOOOOO MUCH FUN at A'Famosa!
If you're planning to go for a holiday with fun filled activities, i advise you go to A'Famosa Resort!
p/s - I've warned you earlier that it's gonna be a LONGGGGGGGGGGG posting. So go grab an eye-mo and drop it in your eyes quick!!! Hahahaha.