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MALACCA (MELAKA) DAY 2 (MALAYSIA DAY 11 – last day)

A really good breakfast from a really cheap hostel, Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum, wheely boat, Malacca Malls, Transitional bus, Kuala Lumpur airport (KLIA), Closure.

We woke up by 9 am. The hostel (AJIT Guest House & Hotel) was really good about breakfast! We ate a lot of watermelon for free, 2 eggs, jam, butter and toast. That’s a lot!!! 😀

We headed to Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum, which was small but beautiful from outside!

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in the streets we found that wheely boat 😀

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We then knew that you can take it for an excursion that goes around the city including the river! INTERESTING!!!

What a big lizard!!!

Baba-Nonya House Museum was our next station. We, unfortunatelly, couldn’t get inside because we ran out of money! 😦 However we managed to get some photos by it:

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We had our bus at 2:30 pm and it was around 12 now. So, we decided to go for a round inside the malls (the sun of Malacca is really hurting)! What we noticed is that prices were really really cheap, and we were really sorry for not saving any money for shopping!!!

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Then we went to the hostel for the check out.

The bus (Transitional) was really good and cheap RM25. It went directly to the airport so we didn’t have to worry about missing our flight!

We arrived at the airport three hours before the departure time. We decided to spent the last RM10 we have on a meal from the airport, and we managed to find a cheap one there:

And that was the last meal we had in Malaysia!
And that was the last meal we had in Malaysia!

Once we hopped inside the plane and got welcomed by the Egyptian staff, we felt home again! And it was a nice feeling 🙂 However we both felt really sad for leaving!!!

And you can see that in our last video in Malaysia:

The End.

Thanks for reading! 🙂

 

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Malacca (Melaka) DAY 1 (MALAYSIA DAY 10)

A comfortable bus trip Penang ==> Malacca with New Asian Travel , how our hostel AJIT Guest House & Hotel was, Menara Taming SariStadthuysMalacca Heritage CentreSt. Paul’s Hill (Bukit St. Paul)Malacca Sultanate PalaceRed Square (Dutch Square)Queen Victoria’s FountainJonker StreetMalacca River.

It was a really  nice bus that we booked from Penang to Malacca. The seats were big, wide, 160 degrees adjustable and comfy! Book with “New Asian Travel” they are really great! The price was expensive, I admit, but it’s the only direct and cheapest way to get from Penang to Malacca. It was for RM50, but it’s really worth it!

We had a really funny situation: we arrived at the gathering point five minutes earlier (9:55). We went directly to the ticketing office asking about the bus. There was a guy there claiming that the bus left! We PANICKED. OMG! And then he pointed at the clock and it was 10:05. We said “it’s wrong.” The clock is not right!!! When he saw us panicking that way he said: “calm down I am just kidding” :@

I wanted to smash that guy’s head but couldn’t! 😀 He happened also to be Egyptian living there 25 years ago. He kept talking with us about his experience in Thailand and Malaysia. We didn’t care about all that. All we cared about was the bus. 😀

The bus moved at 10:45 and dropped us at Malacca by 5:15 am. All the way we were sleeping of course. Then we went to the main station searching for how to reach to our hostel!

The station was almost empty at that time, and almost all the shops were closed except Mac. We got inside it and ordered a breakfast. Then we kept waiting for the day to start at Malacca!

By 6:30, the station started to be alive. We went looking for our bus which we took and went to AJIT Guest House & Hotel. The place is really close to Menara Taming Sari (a very important landmark). We asked the receptionist to just leave our bags, and then we can come back after the check-in time (2pm). He asked for extra charge RM10 each for early check-in! We told him we don’t want to pay any extra charges, we just need to leave our bags and we can come back by 2pm and get our room! He said “no problem go get your room for no extra charges”. That was late, but so nice of him 🙂

The place was “good”. We booked in it a “Basic Twin Private Shared Bathroom” for RM25 for each/night. That was a good rate there! The room was big and clean with a fan, a small table and 2 single beds. However, the toilet wasn’t very good, small and we saw ants in it! All in all we stayed for just one night and the place was great for that according to the price we paid!

We got some rest, a shower and then started our master-day at Melacca:

Menara Taming Sari was the first place to visit:

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It’s so nice, however -unfortunately- we could not afford to get in it! The ticket was for RM15. We just decided to stop by and take some photos.

Then we continued walking around in the streets:

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And we stumbled by this “amazing” train! It’s not only a train, but also a bazaar! Yes, you can get inside and buy some amazing souvenirs 😀

Then we headed to Stadthuys:

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There is nothing much to do there! You can just enjoy it if you read about it and have a really good background!

We went to Malacca Heritage Centre which is at St. Paul’s Hill (Bukit St. Paul) and took some great photos:

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Hehe 😀

All these was for free of course!

Then we headed to Malacca Sultanate Palace. The place is really amazing and very informative! It was also very cheap (RM2 only):

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That was really an amazing experience, and I consider this palace the best ever in Melacca.

Watch that cute cat cleaning itself by the palace 🙂

We then headed to Red Square (Dutch Square) which is so nice including the Queen Victoria’s Fountain. You must go there for some photos!

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We were so hungry by then, so we went and had some good Malay food.

Then we went back to the hostel for some rest (the sun is really burning here)!

Jonker Street was where we headed after 2 hours rest in the hostel. Unfortunately we found it empty!!! Al the shops were closed and there was nothing to do there except walking in an empty street!

That was an interesting video that we took for some people exercising some weird kind of sport!

Then we went to Kampung Hulu Mosque. Very nice architecture!

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Then we continued walking on the streets randomly taking some photos:

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Until we reached Malacca River which was really nice by night:

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We really had a plenty of time and we couldn’t find anything to do except just walking on the street and by the river!

And that’s why we thought about going to the beach and sit by it for sometime 🙂 So romantic 😀 hehe

Well, we did, and I wish we didn’t 😀 because I faced a difficult situation by the sea! My “Whole” leg immersed suddenly into the sand! And I thought for a while that I may die here!!! But, thanks God I managed to get myself out of the sand. However this incident marred all the clothes I was wearing and we had to go to the hostel quickly!

I washed my cloth in the toilet, I couldn’t put them like that in my bag and didn’t have enough time for hostel laundry! This sea really gave me hard time that night :@ .

Stay tuned for my last day in Malacca and whole Malaysia…

PENANG (GEORGETOWN) DAY 3 (MALAYSIA DAY 9)

Kek Lok Si Temple, Lunch at an Indian restaurant, Penang Hill, The Floating Mosque and Dinner at The Red Garden

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That was a real beautiful day..
We spent that day with three Indonesian friends (Fitri, Fera and Yuyun) and two S.Korean friends (Ajull Lim and Si-Jull Lim). And actually their companion was what’s making this day unique!

We started by visiting the amazing Kek Lok Si Temple. The time we spent there was really very nice. It’s a huge temple and there are lots of nice places to take photos in. First of all, on our way there, we stumbled by  turtles lake: 😀 YES 😀

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They were getting above each other for fooooooooooooood 😀
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And That’s a nice selfie with the turtles 😀
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And this is where the turtles were lying their eggs!

 

And those are some other photos by the entrance of the temple:

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What the fun is this language! :D
What the fun is this language! 😀
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Our S.Korean friends (Ajull Lim and Si-Jull Lim) I like your names BTW 😀
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Aaaaand… these are…!!! I have no idea 😀
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You can wish here, and face reality outside! 😀
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Yuyun… so sweet and funny ❤ 🙂
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I have no idea what brought this Egyptian Pharoan here! But it was nice to see it 😀

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Then we went for climbing to the farthest part of the temple. We booked a one way ticket for the elevator (otherwise we would have to walk so long,) but we climbed down walking!

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Prisoners… !!! 😀
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Inside the elevator 🙂
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A Selfie while queuing 😉
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Fera… I miss you 🙂
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OMG! We kept laughing a lot because we wanted to do the same as the statue is making 😀 We had much fun 🙂 I miss you Fitri 🙂
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Yuyun 🙂
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A Selfie with nature 😉
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What are we doing Walid 😀 ?!!!
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Yuyun, Fitri and Fera… I miss you all 😦

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Then we moved to have lunch in a nearby Indian restaurant:

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After that, we separated we had different plans! 😦 But we kept company with Fera and Fitri 🙂

So we went to Penang Hill. However, me and Walid were on a low budget and couldn’t afford to pay the RM30 for climbing the Hill. So, we waited downstairs until Fera, and Fitri finished their trip up their! However, we didn’t sit still, we were looking for water to buy 😀

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Later on, we went to The Floating Mosque.It was a bit far, but was definitely worth it! Never ever think of missing it!

A Panorama photo of the interior hall of the Masjid
A Panorama photo of the interior hall of the Masjid

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We toured in the Masjid, prayed, enjoyed and took many photos!

We also videoed it, have a look at this video:

Then we went for dinner at The Red Garden:

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There is a funny story to tell here! The Cook had a really very long hair (as you can see in the picture) and I told Fitri about it that I really like her hair. She went to her immediately telling her that I like her hair. She became very shy and refused to take a photo of me and her alone, but we managed to take a photo with her all! 😀

And that’s the last video we had before we had to run for the bus to Melacca…

Thanks for reading… next post is about Melacca, inshaAlah (God willing) 

Langkawi Day 3 (Malaysia Day 6)

 Cable Car, The Seven Wells Waterfall, The taxi driver, Lunch at the ferry Terminal, Langkawi Eagle

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And here we go for the last day at Langkawi…

Waking up a little late by 9am (we were planning to wake up by 7am) made us cancel going to Pentai Tengah Beach!

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Scooter and Nature

We rode the scooter and headed to Langkawi’s cable car… on the way nature was really breathtaking:

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We decided not to take the cable car, because we were really in a low budget. It’s cost was RM30. We went to a cafe there, to have a drink or something and take a break. Then we headed to

The Seven Wells Waterfall

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It happened that we found some locals enjoying their time there. It was Friday (weekend), so I guess that’s why we met lots of locals there…

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Locals enjoying seven wells waterfalls

We continued climbing, but it seemed that the climb doesn’t have a dead-end.

And a snake found us, which Walid tried to catch 😀 :

We reached a certain area after which we thought it would be really dangerous to proceed!

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This place could be only for the fit! You really climb a long way up!!!

We were sorry seeing that the time is now 11:30. We must go back now and pack our thing for the ferry at 2 pm.

We arrived at the hostel after returning the bike by 12:30. packed our bags and leaved by 1:00.

We took a taxi to the ferry terminal. The taxi driver was really a very interesting guy. We found in his car coins from almost all countries. I asked him whether he has the Egyptian Pound or not (I could have given it to him,) but he told me that he has it and showed it to me :D.

Then he started talking about the country and differences between Arab tourists and Europeans/Americans. It was common there that Arabs have lots of money and that they stay in the most expensive resorts, while Europeans/Americans are really very careful about spending their money that they almost don’t spend anything. We came across this subject because we saw a European backpacker walking from the ferry terminal to Pentai Cenang (around 40 KM) in a really hot weather and burning sun. He told us: “this guy was bargaining with me about the fare. He only wanted to pay RM15, while the fare is RM30. Most Europeans and Americans here wait at the ferry terminal for others to share the fare. They sometimes wait for long hours, and if they didn’t find any, they either walk or just pay the RM30.” He was really interesting and his English was very good unlike most locals.

We arrived at the ferry terminal by 1:15. We were hungry so we went to the ferry terminal food court to have something to eat:

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The place was really nice, and the food was not expensive, We took a good meal with a drink for RM8 each! But the taste was lacking the Asian touch. It was a bit Americanized!

It’s now 1:30. We still have 30 minutes and we didn’t take photos with Langkawi Eagle!!!

Yes, we headed there quickly! We RAN to it, took some photos:

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recorded a video:

and left Also RUNNING 😀 to the ferry which headed to Penang island just on time 🙂

 

And let’s call it a post :D… I will post about my our stay in Penang island/Georgetown in the next post inshaallah (God willing)…