Friday, February 17, 2017

A day in Melaka

Last saturday I went to Melaka. The last time i went to Melaka with Sheikh about last year i guess. Just to have coconut shake and dinner at his house. A real holiday was 3 years ago with Yaya. Hahaha how times flies. 

This is such an unplanned daytrip. Because I already asked him to go for a date (jalan-jalan not a typical watching movie,eat and round shopping mall kinda date). But H is so so so busy with his works and sometimes works on Saturday. If not, his weekend are already filled with hiking trip urghh. God give me patient. Hahaha.. what to do I know him also from hiking so redha. And when he asked where do I wanna go on the weekend (as if he dont know) and whether I want to go to Melaka. I said ok sure if you are not working. Try to be as natural as I can because I dont want to put any hope 😞.
 
Long story short, on Saturday we went to Melaka!! Yeayyurr. We start our journey around 11 something and I drive first. Its because he dont have his breakfast yet and sleepy because he came back from work very late last night so okay la let me drive. Packed baked macaroni for him to have it in the car. Why do I love long drive and journey because we can talk about many things in the car. Serious talk or any matters and it feels good.
 
First stop we went to Taman Mini Malaysia. I dont remember when was the last time I've been here and the ticket costs us RM10.90. Woww haahha last time I dont even bother about ticket price because I'm not the one who are paying. But, too sad because with the amount that we paid, the house in there are like an abandoned house. Inside the house is full with dust and  very dirty. There are workers who are sitting at the house but she/he just welcoming us and sit there playing with their phones. Only the Melacca house look a little bit decent because the sell cookies and kuih muih inside the house. Even the cafeteria doesn't look attractive at all. Huhu. A little bit dissapointed with the management. Nonetheless we did enjoy taking pictures there.
 
Because of the very hot weather we decided to have a drink first before proceed to he next stop. We had the famous coconut shake at Batu Berendam. Nope dont even thinking about going to Klebang Coconut Shake because we hate crowded area. And as for me Batu Berendam's Coconut shake taste good enough. Hehehe 
It was raining while we were having our drinks and I pray hard for the rain to stop hahaha so that I can continue jalan-jalan at the A Famosa.
 


I think we were lucky that day because it was so easy to find parking and its nearby to the red building. Just exactly behind the St. Paul area. I forgot to bought parking ticket and Alhamdulillah no fine received. Hahah. From there we went to St. Paul hill. From there, we can see Muzium Samudera. H was very eager to go there because he said the last time he went there was 14 years ago 😳. Hahaah. 

 

After 100 of pictures taken we went down at sit at the area in front of Dataran Pahlawan because H want some "time off". Suddenly a man and woman come and the woman show her badge and said "Encik boleh bagi saya rokok encik. Saya terpaksa saman kerana ini adalah kawasan larangan merokok". Lol whattt hahahah. It was funny weh, even H was laughing. We dont even know that Melaka is a smoke free zone. But after H got fined we can see the signboard everywhere. At the same time I also laught, thats why la I dont give u smoking but u still degil ha serve u right. (Berani cakap dalam hati jela 😆)

Along the way to the Muzium Samudera we just laughing because of the fine. Hahah I said to him that he just had the expensive cigarettes ever lols. At the museum we met a very hyper and energetic tourist that asked us to join their boomerang. So funny hahahah. Then, we had Cendol at the Cendol Jam Besar. I dont know why it is so famous and people lined up for the Cendol. It tasted just fine. Afterwards, we just sit at the    Fountain area and listening to the bands playing music.
 

 

After maghrib we took a walk at Jonker Walk. Watched a very enjoyable magic show and walk until the end of Jonker Walk. Then I felt so hungry and ajak H to go dinner. Walking towards the end of the Jonker Walk is one thing, walking back to the start is another one thing. My stonach already made a noise and it got tortured more by the smell of foods that I can't eat along the way.
 

 

I always wanted to try the famous Ee Ji Ban chicken rice ball and planned to go there for dinner. On the way, H spotted a reggae shop and saw the Bob Marley's merchandise that he was searching for almost a year. Everytime I go to Penang or Ipoh he asked me to find Bob Marley for him. Oh god. Even I felt so happy he foud it because it is really hard to find. H even got a good bargain so yeay I guess he is really happy that day. Butttt no chicken rice ball for me because the restaurant is already closing while H was immersed in the Reggae shop. Hahaha. He promised me to try it again next time. I mark your word okay!!

Lastly, we had dinner at Asam Pedas Claypot that said to be the best Asam Pedas in town. There were so many people and even the meal come to our table very late. Asam Pedas Claypot located nearby to the famous Pak Putra Naan Tandori. I've been so eager to try eat because there are a lot of romours that said the naan there is really good. I bought garlic cheese nan and butter naan for mama. Suprisngly, the naantaste so good, so soft and so sedap!!
 
After dinner we straight away going back to home. Felt very full and started to feel sleepy. H driving so I tried my best to stopped myself from fall asleep so that I can accompany him. But, both of us cannot hold out sleepiness anymore. We stop by at RnR Seremban and take a nap before going to perform our Solat. Goshh Its just around 20 minutes to home but we cannot do anything because we are really sleepy. Better be safe than sorry aite. 

Overall I am very happy and I know he enjoyed this trip too. Looking forward for our next date. Hehe. Thank you for layaning me all day. ❤️ 




Monday, January 23, 2017

Day 3 : Queen Vic market, Brighton beach and route to Thredbo

Target harini nak bangun seawal 6 pagi sebab nak pusing-pusing Queen Victoria Market. Tapi pukul 7 lebih jugak terbangun. Badan penat kan. Konon nak bangun awal dapat la pusing lama sikit sebab lepas tu nak bergerak ke Thredbo pulak. Jarak perjalanan nak ke Thredbo tu lebih kurang 600km jugak dekat-dekat 6 jam. Tu kalau tak berhenti langsung kan so kalau boleh taknak la gerak lewat sangat. Dah siap-siap packing barang and masuk kan dalam kereta janji yang akan berkumpul balik pukul 11. 

My officemate
Boleh pulak terjumpa officemate kat sini. Dia pergi Melboune awal sehari pastu tak dapat nak contact. Boleh pulak terjumpa kay Queen Vic market ni hahaha.


 

Kitorang jalan kaki je ke Queen Vic market sebab memang dekat dengan hostel. Lebih kurang 3 block je nak sampai. Sampai-sampai wahh best ok market ni bukan hanya sekadar market. Mula-mula masuk terus cari tempat jual baju-baju nak beli untuk souvenier. Jumpa satu kedai ni Indonesian lady. Murah jugak compared to kedai lain lagi-lagi bila beli banyak dapat lah diskaun kan. Mula-mula tu beria la dok speaking bagai. Last-last terkeluar jugak "Sebentar ya buk saya kasi kira yang ini dulu' hahahahah lawak ok.

 

 

 


 

Nak cari barang-barang local memang kat sini la tempatnya. Dari buah, makanan, beg kulit, souvenier everythimg is here. Dan yang penting murah. Takde lah beli souvenier semua kat sini sebab nak save untuk belanja kat Paddy Market, Sydney nanti. Dan jugak ni baru hari ketiga oi. Ada lagi 5 hari hahhaha. Dah pusing-pusing tengok dah pukul 11. Rushing balik hostel. Kita sebagai orang yang menepati waktu taknak la kalau lambat orang tunggu kita kan. Tapi biasalah timing melayu. Sampai kat kereta berapa kerat je yg ada. Ni je la tak best bila travel ramai-ramai. TIMING!.

 

 

Lepas dari tu kitorang pergi pulak singgah ke Brighton Beach bathing boxes. Ala rumah yang kaler-kaler tu. Kira macam kalau pergi Melbourne tak pergi sini macam tak lengkap la kan. Singgah la kejap walaupun takde apa kat sini. Dahlah panas gila and parking mahal. Tapi rezeki kitorang time aku dok tanya-tanya orang kat mana nak bayar parking (takut kena saman) sekali ada abang sorang ni cakap amik je tiket dia sebab dia beli tiket 24H. Dia kata nanti kalau aku keluar bagi orang lain pulak. Konsep sedeqah gitu. Alhamdulillah dahlah hensem kahkahkahkah.

Nak bergambar beria pun tak berapa semangat sangat sebab panas. Hello pukul 1 lebih kot time tu. Dahlah sesat nak ke situ. GPS Tunjuk jalan dah betul tapi tak habis. Kite ni nak terus je sepanjang laut tu takut salah rupanya dah nak sampai sangat. Hampir dah ingat  nak teruskan perjalanan ke Thredbo je tapi sebab takut team lain tunggu kitorang dahlah takde sape pun yang subscribe internet or number sana. Menarik la tapi rumah warna warni tu. Rumah-rumah tu pun macam private property orang-orang kaya kat situ untuk diorang tukar baju kalau mandi laut.

Illama at rest area
On the way nak ke Thredbo tu diorang nak singgah dulu makan kat kedai arab tapi kitorang nak teruskan perjalanan sebab fikir jauh lagi ni weh. Lagipun dah memang masak naik siap-siap and lauk Brahim pun ada nanti makan kat RNR je. Itupun dah dekat pukul 2 baru gerak. Lewat sangat dah. Masing-masing lupa yang highway kat Aussie ni bukan macam Malaysia ada lampu RnR bagai. Jauh pulak tu hahhaha. Dah bermacam-macam posisi tidur dan duduk dah. Kali ni boleh tidur sebab 400km straight je. Kau rasa? Hahahha. Sempat la kami singgah RnR untuk lunch. RnR dia bebetul ada toilet, pondok 2 3 ketul and banyak-banyak parking lot. Ada sekali tu siap ada Illama lagi oi hahaha punya ladang.

Cantik kann
Waktu dah hampir senja nak terkencing sangat masing-masing so nampak ada lagi rest area. So stop situ and kebetulan terjumpa lagi 2 kereta. So, decide nak regang-regangkan badan and gerak sekali nanti. Rest area tu tepi tasik masyaAllah lawa sangat. Ramai-ramai tengah picnic and beraktiviti. Memang budaya diorang waktu cuti je spend time dengan family berekreasi instead of masuk mall. Subhanallh the view the feeling memang best sangat. Dah nak senja tu (pukul 8 lebih) kitorang teruskan perjalanan.

Masing-masing minyak kereta dalam satu bar lebih macam tu so takut minyak tak cukup. Cari la mana ada stesyen minyak along the way ost of them tutup. So cari la stesyen minyak yang berdekatan walaupun kena masuk kampung sikit. Too sad semua tutup! Kampung-kampung tu pun gelap je and sunyi takde kereta lalu lalalng memang sunyi betul. Sedangkan time tu baru pukul 9 lebih. So masing-masing tawakal jela semoga sempat sampai Thredbo.

Perjalanan tak semudah yang disangka. Jalan kecik dan berpusing-pusing. Imagine jela jalan nak pergi Bukit Fraser tu tapi lagi kecil dan lagi curam dan juga lebih berbengkang bengkok. Scary ye. Dengan cikgu yg drive tu masyaAllah memang kecut perut mak noks. Dahlah jalan gelap gila memang takde lampu jalan ke apa. Kereta pun xde. Nak tegur takut hahaha so diam jela brek guna kaki kat seat belakang lol. Lama jugak jalan yang macam tu dekat sejam oi. Nasib bukan jenis mabuk kalau tak memang muntah dah dalam kereta, Boleh pulak nak terkencing tapi mana tempat nak berhenti kan. Rest area pun gelap sebab dah dalam hutan. Koschiuszko National Park dah masuk so nak ke Thredbo tu je. This is really ane xperience lah.

Yang paling sedih biasala malam-malam time binatang liar nak keluar. Mula-mula ada Koala melintas kitorang sempat elak. Koala tu maybe dah lari tapi dia kan slow so terkedek-kedek je. Kali kedua terlanggar jugak seekor sebab dia tiba-tiba terus keluar dari hutan maybe dia nampak cahaya. Kesiannnn :(. Ada satu lagi kereta terlanggar Wallaby. Huhu tu lah bahaya nya bila travel malam kawasan sini. Itu jugak adalah 30km terlama pernah aku rasa sebab nak tahan kencing.

Sampai je hotel terus cari toilet. Toilet pun tak jumpa main amik kad akses ke bilik tumpang toilet. Kau bayangkan receptionist pun dah tido main tinggal kad je. Hahahah. Sampai pun dah lewat almost 12. Nasib bilik lawa dan sejuk gilaaa. Kalau sampai awal mesti lagi best. Perjalanan nak sampai hotel tu thrill dia memang tak akan dilupakan samapai bila-bila.

Naik bilik mandi konon nak makan maggi. Tu pun xlarat dah. Terus tido sebab penat duduk dalam kereta. Lagipun keesokan hari nak mendaki so I need enough rest. Adik-adik aku dok pot pet aku dah masuk alam mimpi. Zzzzzz


Friday, January 20, 2017

Day 2 : The Great Ocean Road

Itinerary untuk hari kedua ni adalah ke The Great Ocean Road. Perjalanan yang diambil dari YHA (hostel) ke pintu gerbang Great Ocean Road (GOR) mengambil masa kira-kira tiga jam. Tu baru sampai pintu gerbang ye. Plan asal nak gerak seawal mungkin dalam pukul 7 nak gerak sebab kononnya nak city tour pulak. Tapi disebabkan kepenatan semalam tidur pun lewat dengan long flight lagi ada yang pukul 7 baru bangun. So alang-alang lambat takpela breakfast dulu kat common area hostel. Macam biasa lah makan cereal and roti bakar je mampu. Lepas breakfast masing-masing pun bergerak ke GOR.

Common hall Melbourne Metro YHA
 
 Banyak tempat yang boleh pergi sepanjang GOR ni so adviseable untuk spend the whole day kat sini. Kalau sewa kereta sendiri lagi best sebab kita jalan ikut masa kita so takla rushing kat satu-satu tempat tu.
Gambar from google. Antara tempat yang boleh pergi. Tapi aku tak dapat pergi semua.
Sepanjang perjalanan macam biasa la disajikan dengan pemandangan yang indah dan menarik. Disebabkan masuk kereta je kebanyakan orang tido so aku menahan mata jela temankan driver kesian dia drive sorang-sorang di jalan yangg lurus itu. Hahahah tapi untung what. At least boleh tengok view yang lawa. Satu lagi sebab kenapa tak boleh tido sebab aku kena tolong baca GPS. huhuhuhuu.


 



Sebelum sampai kat pintu gerbang tu lagi kitorang dah stop kat a few places untuk ambil gambar. First stop kat Port Philip. Sebelum sampai tu nampak ada signage yang kata road to GOR tutup sebab ada event basikal. So macam mana nak pergiii OMG dahlah jauh dah jalan takkan datang for nothing. Jalan start bukak balik pukul 1. Time tu baru pukul 11 lebih nak tunggu rugi masa sebab jauhh kan lagi perjalanan. So kitorang berhenti dekat tourist information centre ambil map pastu dia cakap boleh pergi tapi kena divert jalan lain. So, kitorang terpaksa skip laluan tepi laut yang sangat cantik tu. Sedihnyaa tapi better la dari tak dapat apa-apa kan. A few places yang xdapat berhenti such as Kennet River. Takpe we lose some we win some (kena ke perumpamaan ni? haah).

Apa ni? HAHA

Along the way tu ada lalu rumah api, aku tak ingat apa nama tempat ni arghh short memori betul. Turun bergambar kat tepi laut tu. Dengan kawasan rumah yang sangat cantik tepi laut. Bestnyaaa lah kan. Mampu berangan jela. Kalau kat Malaysia rumah tepi laut camtu memang hangat nak mampus la.
 




With my sis
Sampai nya kat Memorial Arch kitorang turun ambil gambar. Memorial Arch ni adalah pintu gerbang nak ke GOR tu la. Ada la monumen yang diorang buat waktu kali pertama balik dari perang and buka k jalan GOR ni. Bergambar-gambar then teruskan perjalana ke Apollo Bay. Target nak lunch and solat kat situ. Dengar nya ada satu restoran fish n chp halal yang famous dan sedap kat situ so masing-masing dah excited nak makan tambahan pulak perut lapar.

Pintu gerbang GOR


The delishhh fish n chip
Sampai je Apollo Bay masing-masing melompat pergi toilet and nak pergi restoran ILUKA tu. Nampak dah signboard tu. Malangnyaaaa kedai tutup haritu. Apala nasib kitorang haritu. Dahlah terpaksa take a longer route nak makan kedai pulak tutup. Sebab yang katanya halal kedai tu je so macam kecewa sikit. Jalan punya jalan jumpa kedai seafood so terus masuk makan. Kitorang order fish n chip for 4 person hanyalah 40AUD. For me its cheap dengan syarat jangan convert la. Kat sini makan berdua je pun dah dekat RM40. Ni dahlah besar and sedap. Ada la a few restoran halal kat sini. Kalau nak cari halal jakim tak dapat la ye. Pepandai la adapt kat negara orang.

Ladang kambing biri-biri je pun.
Dah selesai makan and solat kitorang teruskan perjalanan ke 12 Apostle. Nak pergi sini yang macam jauh kan. Sampai parking kereta then jalan ke seberang parking tu (ada laluan dia) then baru la nampak 12 Apostle nya. Kat depan parking kereta tu ada jugak tempat untuk naik heli pusing sekitar GOR. Sounds interesting tapi limited time and bajet. Kitorang sampai tu pun staff-staff heli tengah berkemas and nak tutup. Lewat jugak la kitorang kat situ dalam pukul 5 lebih maybe. Thanks god, its summer. Hhahhaa.
Nice view
12 Apostle


One of the batu-batuan

My little family
 Bila tengok 12 Apostle tu subhanallah. Memang la dia hanyalah batu yang terhakis dek ombak laut tapi the view memang woww sangat. Worth every journey that you took nak sampai ke situ. Sakit bontot ke badan duduk dalam kereta tu terubat macam tu je. Cerita nya batu-batu tu originally nya memang bukan 12 pun tapi based on bible i think (correct me if im wrong). Sekarang pun batu-batu tu dah tinggal 7/8 je. Tak puas nak bergambar kat sini sebab semua angle semua tempat lawa. Mmemang spend time lama sikit kat sini.


 



 




Lepas tu kitorang bergerak pulak ke Lord Arch Gorge kat mana berlakunya shipwreck sebab sangkut kat antara dua batuan tu. Emm so not good at explaining this thingy. Let pictures tell the stories. Hahahhaa. Dekat sini boleh turun ke bawah untuk pergi kat laut tu and boleh nampak lebih jelas la rock erosion tu. Tapi kena turun tangga yang sangat tinggi. So untuk menjimatkan tenaga tengok dari atas jela hahaha. Boleh mandi gak kat sini tapi sejuk mak nokss.
Loch Arch Gorge



Nampak langit pun dah macam nak gelap time tu. Dalam pukul 8 macam tu so kitorang rush ke London Bridge nak tengok sunset kat situ. Cuaca pun dah remang senja angin kuat gila. Sejuk sampai menggigil okay. Tapi dah sampai punya pasal takkan la takmo turun kan. Gigihh bergambar walaupun sejuk. Muka rasa kering sebab angin kuat sangat. Then kitorang terus balik ke Melbourne sebab perut pun dah lapar and esok perjalanan jauh lagi taknak sampai lewat sangat. 

Nah baca sendiri kenapa nama dia London Bridge
London bridge is falling downn


Cherry from Ayuni
Sampai hostel dalam pukul 12 jugak la weh. Tak mengantuk memang la sebab beza masa 3 jam. Malaysia baru pukul 9. Hahhaha. Memula janji ngan my friend Ayun nak jumpa petang tu. Little did I know mana sempat nye nak berjalan kat GOR setengah hari je, Hhahhha. Disebabkan lapar mama menderhaka masak dalam bilik hostel. Minda mesti kena cekap kalau tak nak lapar. Hahaha. Pastu Ayun bawakkan ceri fresh dari kebun. Sedap gilaa okay mengkal-mengkal buah dia. Thank you yunyun.

Lama gila x jumpa pam. Last time amik SPM. LOLS
 Disebabkan kelaparan Ayun bawak gi makan kat Oz Kebab. Sedangkan time tu dah pukul 1 tapi kedai kebab elok je bukak. Kebab dia sedapp and besar. Walaupun 9 dollar tapi makan dua orang pun kenyang gila. Paling best snack pack. One pack of daging kambing sahaja (depends la nak chicken ke beef ke lamb ke). Marvelous and kitorang simpan untuk breakfast esok. Jauhh lagi perjalanan kan.


Dah muah-muah Ayun naik hostel pack barang sebab esok nak check-out ke Thredbo pulak. Tercapai la hasrat nak jumpa Ayun di bumi oz. Hehehehe.


To be continue...