It was a 3 hour drive to Melaka, and we didn't needed to stop along the way and got there at about lunch time. Checked into Hotel Equatorial and had lunch at the Peranakan restaurant (Seri Nyonya). The food was pretty good actually. We ate there also because we had F&B credits to spend.
And since the kids slept all the way there, we had the entire afternoon to walk Jonker Street and visit Christchurch & St Paul's Church. Kieran loved the fountain there and was just so excited. Anyway, we finished all the sight-seeing the first afternoon we were there!!! Haha.. We even had time to go back to the hotel room for a late afternoon nap before heading to Dataran Pahlawan for some shopping and dinner. Dinner was at this Hong Kong food restaurant in Pahlawan. All I can say is that the food was... ahem..
Since we were done with all the sightseeing on the 1st day, the 2nd day was simply spent on shopping, shopping and more shopping. we bought some clothes at the FOS, Brands outlet and Reject Shop. Not as great shopping as we would have at Gilroy, but good enough! ;)
On the way into Melaka, we kept seeing signs that said "Eye on Malaysia" so we went hunting for it and saw the ferris wheel. Kieran started going "wheel! wheel!" and so we went up on it. It was RM$20 per adult, RM$17 for seniors, children under 3 go free. It was way smaller than our flyer and it turns much faster. 1 ride was about 5 revolutions. Nothing much to see from up there, except for the surrounding construction and the ship in the sea. Nonetheless, Kieran still enjoyed looking at the boats/ship from up there.
2nd night's dinner at Beizhan was great! (Thanks Blee for the recommendation.) The dinner was only RM$90+. Very worth it indeed!!
Here are our 2 boys on the final morning, having fun on a patch of carpet grass just outside Dataran Pahlawan.
Just for the record, Kieran was pretty well-behaved on this trip, except for that he actually bit Fer on his toes on both nights!! He got it bad from us the 2nd time he did it and I think he actually learnt not to do that. He was just lying there fiddling with Fer's toes when he suddenly nipped him! It was exactly how he used to bite Hubb at 1 point! Naughty Kieran!!