We had reached the last day of the trip and will be leaving in the afternoon.
M & J still had to work on a Sat morning, and so we were on our own again for the breakfast, at the same place, ordered the same dish, but with additional order of the generous-fillings mee sua. It was only this morning that the proprietress recognised me … as the one from Spore (*____*) after Ah Ee told her about my arrival (ok enough **paisey**)
Soon it was time for SW to fetch us to their new hse before leaving for the 3.30pm coach back to Spore.
A home-cooked spread awaited us when we reached, which JT doesn’t expected that on such trip ^___* (but to tell u all the truth, I had ‘flew them kites’ many times ever since I verbally mentioned to them that I will be bringing friends to Melaka many years ago :P)
As we still had 2hrs of spare time before setting off to the terminal, we decided to head down to Makohta Parade for last min shopping. My luggage was the least heavy one when we left M’s hse in the morning. But it was soon added with 3x 700g of milk powder (obviously who it was for), 1kg of Aik Cheong Coffee Powder packed in container form (Kam-Mou & SP drove out to buy for 妈咪 while we were lunching earlier on), and additional pants I bought from the mall.
Well … how could a dramatic start of the trip ended undramatically? =^___^=
It was only 3pm when we left for the terminal. But the slight jam (actually it was the horrible traffic lights stopping time) we encountered at some points actually led to our late boarding time. J had made a call to the bus operator to stop the coach from leaving and gena ‘scolded’ by them. But of cos under ensurance, they would wait for their passenger which of cos cannot be too late. Wat shocked us was they told her that it was almost going 3.45pm when it hasn’t even touched 3.30pm on all the watches we had, including the car clock.
And so when we finally reached the entrance only to realise that the carpark was full and we had to alight outside the terminal. @_@ With the fastest speed from everyone (including SW, SY, SP, M & J) in unloading our luggages, M & J ‘chucked’ the milk powder and some kuehs (for us to eat on the coach) to me before DASHING straight to the platform where the coach was waiting. Luckily for us, the bus conductor and the driver did not scold us, but instead asking if we had overslept 😛
After settling down in the coach, JT realised that we din even had a proper bidding of goodbyes to my cousins and off we went in such a hurry. I din even had the time to show them the A&W restaurant inside the mall of the terminal which we had intention to try out their burger before boarding.
Anyway, not long did our coach left the terminal, JT and I started to plan our next trip there again. But this time round we will be taking … say a week … cos we wanted to cover Penang and KL-or-Genting as well.
I was so relieved that organising this trip was such a success cos they were very satisfied with it.
For NL who had never been to Melaka, who thought Melaka was ‘that small only’ cos all these 3 days we had only been travelling around Malacca Town, who thought there was no shopping mall around, and who only changed S$80 for the trip, for AG who’s last trip was more than a decade ago, and only remembered the Mahkota Parade being the only mall around, for JT who accompanied her mum to Melaka for a short trip with a
cny-goodies-purchasing-senior-citizens-tour-group earlier this yr, who managed to savour the authentic portuguese food at the Portuguese Settlement, found this trip a fruitful trip indeed.
The only regret was … too rushing. There were still alot of food to savour and places to visit … of some which I may not had been to or noticed before. That was why I had always been ‘playing’ as a tourist even though I frequented this state since small.
Other than the hiccup at the terminal, we had a smooth journey back and reached Spore as per my itinerary.
Carrying the luggage with the additional kilos wasn’t a joke at all. It was indeed a nice gesture of AG to allow me to loosen my body tension by exchanging mine with hers till we were in Swensen for our dinner.
Despited having food marathon for few days in Melaka, we were still able to gulp down all these 😛
chicken salad (S$10.90)
fried mushroom (S$5.90) / crispy veg mix (S$4.90) /rodeo wings [pix not shown] (S$8.50)
bbq mushroom chicken burger (S$12.50)
fish & chip (S$13.90)
mango madness (S$6.00)
nutty mighty (S$7.90)
All these above cost us S$82.98 … it didn’t even cost us that much for a full day meal in Melaka 😛
So … want to go anyone? (^_______^) v