A Day in Melaka (Malacca)

Yesterday I went to Melaka to visit Uncle Khairul Najmi’s mother.

Her name is Opah Asmah Idris.

Uncle Najmi is my father’s good friend.

She had a heart attack on Sunday.

She is now in the CCU ward of Hospital Melaka.

I met Atuk Idris and Aunty Aini at the hospital.

(but we forgot to take photo at the hospital)

After that we had lunch at ‘Lot 85’ with my father’s friends.

Their names are Aunty Jennifer Lim, Uncle Lee Chong Seong, Uncle Yong Chin Fook, Uncle David Wang and Uncle Ridwan Aziz.


They are Sulaimanians – they used to study at Sultan Sulaiman Secondary School (SSSS) in Kuala Terengganu. (The school blog – Click)

Now they live in Melaka.

I eat tasty nasi ayam (chicken rice) and drink a nice, cold lime juice.

We stop at Masjid Al-Azim for zohor.


On the way home, I saw a forest fire by the highway.

Forest fire is a disaster.

The forest fire reminds me of Micheal Jackson’s ‘Earth Song’.

I am sad because I was asleep in the car when Auntie Yaman called from Sudan.

I enjoyed the trip and hope to go to Melaka again.

Going To Melaka (Malacca)

Yesterday I went to Melaka with Uncle Osman Mokhtar El-Mubarak, Aunty Yaman and big sister Arwa.

Uncle Osman is my father’s old friend from  Khartoum, Sudan.

Uncle Osman studied in the USA with my father long, long time ago.

We went to fetch Uncle Osman at 7:35 AM from the Sucasa Hotel.

First I went to Taman Mini Malaysia & Taman Mini Asean in Ayer Keroh.

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Next we drove to the city of Malacca.

There are a lot of historical buildings for example Porta De Santiago, Fort A Famosa, the Stadthuys, old shop houses and others.

I saw a Chevrolet belonged to the first Malaysian Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj at a museum in Malacca.

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We had lunch with Uncle Fauzan and his son abang Mohammad Arif.

After lunch we went to the Straits Mosque in Pulau Melaka or Melaka Island.

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Pulau Melaka is not a real island but it is a man made island.

Next we went to the Malacca Crocodile Park.

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I was afraid of those crocodiles.

The crocodiles did not move.

I think the crocodiles were paralyzed.

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