Tuesday, February 28, 2012

First Malacca then Saloma!

On a happier note!We Taylor's Student Ambassadors were sponsored for the trip to Malacca with the Unisa students. We were not suppose to go to the Malacca trip with them but the Unisa lecturers wanted us to join the students to spend more time with them so THANK YOU UNISA!!! Not only did they pay for our trip, they paid for most of our meals too. I feel so lucky and grateful to them! I have no regrets for taking this student ambassador's job without any expectations.

So we went to Malacca for 3 days, 2 nights! Took us about 3 hours or more to reach the place that we were going to stay called De Nice Inn. In conclusion everyone hated this place and was shocked that we were going to stay there for 2 nights. Their rooms are apartment style with 3 rooms in each with 2 bathrooms.

Reception area seems decent.

The room which Caitlin, Sarah and I stayed at.

Living area seems ok.

Kitchen area with no stove and a very dirty water boiler so no one used it.
Bathroom with non-working water heating system and retarded flush which requires you to lift the cap and hook the thing again every time you flush.

I got the master room which floors were covered with ants.

Master bathroom with no hot water too so I was freezing my butt off when I had to shower in cold water for 2 days and has ants too and retarded toilet flush.

Another bad thing that happened was Sarah found cockroaches on her bed and she was screaming and we thought she saw a ghost or something. Hahaha! So we got the staff to change her bed sheets and kill the roaches too of course. The next day, the other girls told us that there were worms inside the toilet, which was damn disgusting.

Now back to the good stuff! The next day, most of the Australians went for the eco-bike tour but some of them wanted to use the time to explore and shop instead so we brought them around to eat and shop!


Tried the dessert called 'Cendol' here and the portion is big and they even added sago!

After eating, we walked to the mall close by and we bought tickets to watch Ghost Rider 2 so while we're waiting for the movie , the dudes went to kill time in the arcade and some of the girls went shopping and some was chit-chatting.
The boys having a Daytona match!

Movie time!From left: Lilian, Caitlin, Ally, Peilin, Kenny, Michael, Feisal, Nigel and Li Ng.
Ghost Rider 2 was not bad actually, well it's also cause there was scenes filmed in Turkey so I was like holy crap  I think I have been there before. I think they went to Cappadocia too! I love that place, it's so special and beautiful!

So we met up with the rest for dinner at the Portuguese settlement and we had about 9 dishes to 2 big tables which was so much and most of them were seafood too. Again I was starving so I did not think about taking pictures of the food but most of the dishes are pretty yummy! Then it was Jonker Street again for last minute shopping and the ferry ride.

The next morning we had some time before we depart from Malacca at 2p.m  so some of them went to the Malacca Zoo while some of us went go-carting and tried the cow pulley ride. It was my first time riding on one and I warn you that it's gonna be pretty bumpy and a little stinky.

So after we got back from Malacca, on the same night itself we went to Saloma Theater Restaurant to have dinner and watch some cultural performances. It was a buffet style kind of dinner and they have a range of Malaysian food and some Western food too like Char Kuey Teow and kebabs. Too bad I didn't get to take any pictures of it.

Jamie, me, Soo Ann(I just met her on that day and she's a past Unisa student and she's now working in Pricewater and Cooper Malaysia), Skye(one of the Unisa lecturers) and Yean Yi.

Jonathan! He's really funny!

Peilin, Jamie and I.

So as we were watching the cultural dances, they suddenly made an announcement that they want some volunteers to come on stage to learn the dance too. Aimee and I were talking when suddenly, one of the dancers pulled us to the stage. It was so unexpected cause we were trying to look like we're busy so that we won't get picked but looks like it didn't work. LOL

Aimee doing the bamboo dance!

Group picture!

Zech, Lilian, Joanna, Jonathan, Jinn, Jamie and I. So many J's haha!

Candid shot!

Philip in the background, Michael, Peilin, Feisal and Joanna.

After that dinner, I had to attend the funeral for 3 days so I did not meet the them until Thursday. I will blog about Thursday and their farewell on Friday in the next post!:)

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