A’Famosa Melaka 2008

Posted: 4th July 2009 by Jacky Yong in Silly me
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This was during the school holidays in 2008, specifically Monday 17 November 2008. We went there on Cai Hong’s car, because we had a lot of things to bring along and using the Wira with the huge tank at the back will not do.

Cai Hong had a ticket for free stay at their bungalow, since she was an ex-staff there. We arrived there at about 10 am and proceeded to the resort without checking in first.

There was a lot of things to see and do. And a lot of interesting pictures to be taken.

Yan Yan is so scared of the guy!

Yan Yan was so scared of the guy!

If Yan Yan fear is bad, Ah Wens fear is worse!

If Yan Yan fear is bad, Ah Wen's fear is worse! She's afraid of the parrot!

Yan Yan was so excited, she wished to know everything she sees!

Yan Yan was so excited, she wished to know everything she sees!

We went to see the animal show. It was kinda lame actually, but it was good enough for the kids. It really had them entertained.

The troop of animals on display

The troop of animals on display

There were a lot of other shows there as well, such as the bird’s show:

Bird Show

Bird Show

However one show going for in the resort is the Wild Wild West Show. It combines hilarious slap-stick fun with incredible stunts and a lot of visual effects. Entertaining for both children and adults alike.

The Cowboy Show was very entertaining

The Cowboy Show was very entertaining

The show reminds me of a similar Police Academy Show back in Warner Brother’s Studio that we saw in GoldCoast back in 2005. The one in Gold Coast is better of course, but this cowboy show is actually not bad by Malaysia’s standard. It really deserves a visit to A’Famosa, if only just for this show. I have a set of photos just for this Cowboy Show here.

The other places that we went to was the Chicken Farm, the Monkey Island, the Safari Ride and the Elephant Show.

Chicken Farm

Chicken Farm

Journey to Monkey Island on these floating drums

Journey to Monkey Island on these floating drums

Safari Ride. Kinda reminds me of Jurassic Park (cue John Williams here)

Safari Ride. Kinda reminds me of Jurassic Park (cue John Williams here)

Elephant Show where we see trained elephants dance and play ball...

Elephant Show where we see trained elephants dance and play ball...

... all sorts of balls! Ahem ....

... all sorts of balls! Ahem ....

It was already late in the afternoon by the time we have finished all the park visits. We went to our bungalows to check in. It was another fun-filled splashing time as we head to the pool. Too bad Yan Yan went to bed immediately after that, only Hui Yan still refused to sleep.

This is the bungalow that we stayed in. With a swimming pool too!

This was the bungalow that we stayed in. With a swimming pool too!

That night we went out for dinner. I don’t know what place that was, but it was about 15 minutes drive away. We immediately came back afterwards for more shows in A’Famosa. Yeap, there are more shows at night. One of them include the fire stunt show, and the highlight of the night, the Street Carnival followed by the fireworks display.

Fire stunt by the red indian. I think they are the same fellas from the Wild Wild West show earlier today

Fire stunt by the red indians. I think they are the same fellas from the Wild Wild West show earlier today

I didn’t take any pictures of the carnival parade or the fireworks. My lens is not long enough to reach them in the dark anyway. So there’s no pictures of those. After the parade, we went to the 3-D show, which again, no pictures were taken.

18 November 2008

The next morning was spent playing water! This time round, Yan Yan got to enjoy as much water as she wanted! Early on she went to the swimming pool in front of the bungalow.

Yan Yan drinking warm milk after her morning swim

Yan Yan drinking warm milk after her morning swim

After our breakfast, all of us went to the water park for some splashing fun! Obviously yours truly did not bring his precious camera inside the park. So no pictures were taken. But I can tell you, Yan Yan had a hell of a time in the water! It was like she was born in the water, she went crazy when she saw this great mass of water everywhere! The highlight of my water fun must be the 7-storey tall High Speed Slide! There are two version of it, the one with the straight down slide, and the 3 level slide. I flew on the 3-level slide, where there are 3 parts separated by 2 very heart-stopping apex. That means that there are 2 occasions in the middle of the ride where you feel like your bum is not touching the slide at all! Very scary, yet very exciting! I tried it, and yes, it was WILD! I couldn’t open my eyes at all with all the water splashing around me! By the time I reached the bottom, my swimming trunk was already dragged high up to my waist! I had to pull the trunk back in place to cover my bum! 😀 paiseh!

I didn’t try the other slide. The slide was too much for me. I must be getting old! 😛

Anyway everything ended on a high note. Everyone came back happy. Yan Yan was so tired, she slept all the way back to KL. Hui Yan, as usual, did not sleep at all.

For more pictures, head on down to my gallery.

  1. SS says:

    No wondering she was so excited when she saw the swimming pool yesterday!