We went on our first out-of-Singapore adventure this weekend. We headed up to Melaka, (or Malacca. Seriously so strange that they don't just have one official spelling.) Malaysia for the weekend. We rode the MRT down to Playa Labar and caught the bus there. We ended up getting to the mall that the bus company was in much earlier than we needed to but it ended up being a really good thing because we had a very hard time finding their storefront. Then the bus didn't even pull up even kind of close. It just parked on the side of the road quite a way down the street and we had to walk to it. It was all sort of strange and often seemed quite sketchy. The interior of the bus was a little much on the eyes but was really quite nice and comfortable. It made two more stops picking people up in Singapore before heading out to Malaysia. It didn't end up being a full bus which meant Declan got his own seat by Brennan which was great.
Don't mind my weird half-closed eye thing.
From Melaka Sentral we caught a city bus down into the main part of town and then walked to our hotel. It wasn't a very long walk but we were ignorantly unprepared for the lack of sidewalks and the crazy traffic. It was kind of scary.
When we got to our hotel Declan immediately found something to occupy himself.
In his van on our way.
Both of our kids freaked out when we tried to put them in the baby seats on the back of the bikes. It was the weirdest thing and quite embarrassing. Once we got that under control and bathed ourselves in bug spray we were on our way.
The first stop was a rubber plantation. I am pretty clueless when it comes to...well pretty much anything, really. And seeing how we come by rubber naturally was realy quite fascinating to me.
Those pods hanging from that tree are full of the cotton that Alias is holding in the second picture.
Little tiny, decorative pineapple someone was growing in their yard.