WEEKEND TRIP TO MALAYSIA :)

Posted on Nov 08 in: My life, Singapore, Travel - 3 Comments »

LAST FRIDAY WAS AN OFFICIAL HOLIDAY HERE IN SINGAPORE, BECAUSE OF THE HINDU FESTIVAL DEEPAVALI. SO ME AND DESMOND DECIDED TO SPEND THE LONG WEEKEND IN MELAKA IN MALAYSIA.  ONE OF DESMOND’S FRIENDS WAS GOING TO VISIT HIS GIRLFRIEND IN MELAKA, SO WE GOT A RIDE WITH HIM. WE HAD SOME REALLY NICE DAYS UP THERE! UNFORTUNATELY WE FORGOT TO TAKE PHOTOS.. SORRY!!

We left around 8 am Friday morning, but didn’t reach Melaka before around 2 pm. Since it was a holiday both in Singapore and Malaysia there was a lot of traffic, so we were stuck in traffic for a few hours. Luckily Desmond’s friend brought the card game Monopoly Deal, so we were entertained :)

We drove straight to where the girlfriend of Desmond’s friend lives. Her mum had prepared a meal for us, so we were so lucky and could sit down and enjoy tea, fruits (delicious honey pear), and different local foods (some coconut sweets, sweet potato doughnuts etc.). Then the family’s driver drove me and Desmond to our hotel, Aldy Hotel. We relaxed a little in our room before Desmond’s friend, his girlfriend and her sister picked us up and we  went to eat Indian food. After dinner we walked a little in the very busy Jonker Walk Night Market, which were full of different stalls. We ended the evening with having the traditional dessert, cendol. A very sweet shaved ice dessert, with many different ingredients (coconut milk, red beans, palm sugar, pieces of jelly etc.). There is so many new things to try her, both in Singapore and in Malaysia, so everyday is an food adventure for a food-lover like me :)

On Saturday me and Desmond rented bikes, and biked up along the coast. We didn’t see anything especially beautiful or interesting on our trip, but it was still great! Biking is such a nice way to look around – you get to see a lot and be physical active at the same time. We were gone for 3-4 hours (I’m not sure), and it was a really nice trip. Back at the hotel we relaxed in the roof top jacuzzi for a while.

At 5 pm Desmond’s friend and his girlfriend picked us up to get a massage. We all booked a 60 minutes full body thai massage, which only costed 60 Malaysian Ringit (about 120 Norwegian kroner!!!). I had only had a massage once before, that was a 30 minutes massage on surfing holiday in Marocco. In the beginning I was thinking: “Wow, this is great, so comfortable, if I were rich I would do it all the time” and so on.. After a while, when the Thai woman’s elbows were going crazy at my back and neck I was thinking: “This is horrible, should I ask her to stop? I will seriously never do this again! Paying for such extreme pain..” But it felt really good afterwards, and I’ll definitely do it again sometime!!

After the massage we went to have a Peranakan dinner, and the food was really really good, so i was happy happy happy :) After dinner we again entertained ourselves with the game Monopoly Deal. And i also had a Skype-date with my nephew, my niece, my sister  and my dad. If anyone else want a skype-date, just tell me!! It’s free of charge and you’re guaranteed a good time ;)

Yesterday we had a very relaxed morning, or actually a very relaxed day. We just ate good food again, with the highlight being a truly delicious laksa, walked around in the city, and treated ourselves with a 20 minutes fish reflexology. We went past this signboard saying fish spa, and had to check it out. For 15 Malayisan Ringit (about 30 Norwegian Kroner) we could put our feet in a pool full of small fishes, and then the fishes nibbled off dead skin. It was a little scary to put the feet in, then it was very ticklish when they first started nibbling, but after a while it was just relaxing and nice. So I would definitely like to try it again.

We then met Desmond’s friend and his girlfriend for dinner, and drove back to Singapore after that. Luckily the traffic was much better this time, and the trip took us a couple of hours less. So now I am back in Singapore with many good memories and mental pictures ♥

Thank YOU for commenting on my last blog post!!! :)

I am sorry that I disappoint you with another post without pictures. I don’t have a camera anymore, since it’s swimming somewhere along Ghana’s coast. So I was supposed to bring my dad’s camera, since Desmond’s camera is not working very well, but I forgot it in Norway. But I actually have taken a few pictures in Singapore with Desmond’s camera, even though the colours become a bit strange, so I’ll try to post them one of the coming days. And we will try to fix Desmond’s camera or buy a new one. So don’t give up on me :P

Now I will try to write my CV in English, before I’m meeting Desmond for dinner later. Tomorrow morning we will probably go to Ikea, because Desmond has to buy some things for his office. And I am going to look for a cheese slicer (“ostehøvel”), so we hopefully can slice the 500 g of brown cheese I brought from Norway.

That’s all for today! Have a nice day, everyone :)

3 Responses to “WEEKEND TRIP TO MALAYSIA :)”

  1. Sindre Says:

    …stakkars fisk.

  2. Jeanett Says:

    Høyrest ut so du stor kosa deg ! :D Tenke du e i paradis, me tanke på all den gode maten dei har der. Blir spennande å sjå korleis jobb du kjem til å enda opp med, om du skal ha det :)

    Du får helsa til desmond:)

  3. Mette Says:

    På fire stjerners reise såg eg det derre med fiskane som gnagde på føttene, trur dei var i Japan. Det såg morsomt ut;-)

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