Anyway that day we arrived at lunch time and because we were too tired to eat out we took the buffet at the hotel's cafe batavia. This was again value for money. For 21 ringgit per person we had a pretty good meal that really satisfied us. Consider also the fact the same buffet was also provided for 4 persons. Thus I need to repeat again that a hotel, I am really satisfied as the worth of the hotel as value for money accomodation. Its strategic location and swimming poolnya that is not crowded makes it an enjoyable place for my kids to swim to their hearts content. In fact that afternoon itself we went for a swim but there is a downer though as there were no pool towels so we went up the room dripping wet. But who cares right as it is not our fault we could not towel off.
The first night as planned all of us when to Sg Duyong for ikan bakar after Maghrib. As usual the restaurant had an endless stream of customers that the fish that was left wa only jenak (or jenahak)/threadfin, pari/skate and siakap/local barramundy. I was lucky that I managed to salvage a packet of lokan(a type of shellfish) but actually ate only one piece as si angah loved it so much that I could not bear to eat more. As usual the food was great but I have to comment that it was pricier than before and their nasi lemak portion is getting smaller. We observed that that the rival restaurant across the ditch seems to be getting more customers and thus we resolved to try them the next time we come around. Before I forget, I need to note a complaint that even to this day the road sign to the place is not lighted, so it is very difficult to locate at night. Is it so hard to invest in a bit of lighting to simplify your customers accessing your place.
Second day after stomach filling breakfast at the hotel, we all headed to the Melaka zoo for sight seeing. It was hard walking around that the inlaws gave up following us. Finally they just sat at the wakaf near the entrance. Most entertaining was when we saw the animal show, the kids was terrified of the snake show in front of their eyes and the elder ran to sit beside me. Unbeknowns to us, they took out a boa from a box just behind my seat and that shocked them awhile. Anyway at the zoo we sweated buckets of sweat tapi it is exerciselah. Consider it as fat burninglah.
Anyway after half a day at the zoo, it was difficult to decide where to go for lunch. So a quick change of plan, we went straight to bandar hilir which we initially planned to go on the return journey the next day. Tried my luck and there was a parking space beside Medan Samudera so I parked there. Thought of taking a trishaw ride to eat at Restoran Selera Kampung to have local delicacy asam pedas, but when I asked about the fare it would have cost me 20 riggit per trishaw so the plan was dropped hurriedly as for the amount of money I could eat at a good hotel. Lastly we ate nasi campor at the mall. To buang kempunan I ate asam pedas pari but though the gravy was okay, the fish was not fresh so potong stim. After lunch we left the inlaws to fend for themselves while we went to the maritime museum across the street. This was the first visit for Angah even though we have gone there many times but my main interest was to see the renovated RMN museum. Not much improvements in exhibits but the lay-out was better. Anyway we settle the souvenir shopping there and then so after returning to the hotel it was ZZZZZ time for the family. We did not even go the swimming pool.