Like I said, November proves to be a hectic month with mountainous events! Yesterday (Wednesday, 3rd November), The Guidance & Counseling Club co-joined by The Moral Panels and School Resources Society organized a trip to the historical city of Malacca. The tentative comprises visits to Malacca Zoo, Malacca River Cruise, The Seafarers’ Museum & The Malaysian Navy (TLDM) Museum. Although we didn’t go the Portuguese’s Stadhuys and A Famosa which I really wanted to go, but it’s just a nice thing for a historical freak like me to be able to set-footsteps on the historical place in Malaysia; the place where the empires of sultanates in Malay Archipelago begun.
We pushed off from SK Serendah at 7.30 a.m. but somehow much to the dismay, we arrived in Malacca at about 10.30 a.m. The first destination was Malacca Zoo. I thought we were the only school visiting the zoo but there were actually around 5 other schools visiting the zoo on the very same day! I have to say that on comparison to the National Zoo, The Malacca Zoo is quite well-kept and cleaner. And not to say that an ‘incident’ happened when Kak Sue was somehow harassed by a seemingly-retarded guy and I came to the rescue! Hitherto, it was a laughable experience (,”)
Then, we moved to the Malacca River Cruise. It was a relaxing one to sail in a canal that goes into the city. At both sides of the riverbanks, we could see antiquated buildings that mostly recognized by UNESCO. It was a historical moment for me. Next, we ate our lunch and then proceeded to The Seafarers’ Museum which is by the way in a form of a big Pirate-ship replica. The museum exhibits the histories of the olden Malacca which literally was generated by its maritime trading once upon a time.
The last destination was a nearby TLDM (navy) museum exhibiting all kinds of maritime paraphernalia. I was a bit disappointed of not having chance to explore The Taming Sari Tower, The Portuguese’s Stadhuys or The A Famosa! Maybe next time, I’ll come back.
On the way back to Serendah, the kids were talking non-stop; just like when they were about to go. Maybe that was because mostly comprising of those kids from lower-income families that never had the chance of going out away from Rawang. Warning had been given to not keep yapping because the journey was miles away but they chose to ignore. Of course after that, a pupil who talked a lot then threw up!!!! Ewwww!! Now, THAT WAS THE LESSON IF YOU DIDN’T LISTEN TO YOUR TEACHER!
On whole, I enjoyed the experience immensely! Alhamdulillah, it was a smooth-flowing journey.