Monday, July 30, 2012

Gold Coast Morib

The daddy bought the 'birthday' deal through Groupon. The deal costs about RM250+. Dinner and breakfast included. Birthday cake too. And 2 tickets to the waterpark. And we booked a junior suite room. The requirement is you have to check-in a day before,on or a day after your birthday. My birthday is on the 27th, so we checked in on 28th.

We checked in agak lambat, around 4pm baru sampai sana. Sebab settled few things dulu before gerak from PJ. Had our lunch first, then we started our 1hr+ journey. We took the Banting way. Passed by Banting town. We had our pre-U in Kolej Mara Banting. So, Banting town brought so much memories to both of us. Megah dah jadi kedai kain, pastu Gamma pulak jadi Gedung TenTen. Memang dah lain sangat. Talking about development. Dulu nak pegi KMB tu,senang je jalan dia. Sekarang ni flyover sana sini.

After checking in we took a rest for a while in the room then headed to the beach. We didn't plan to go to the waterpark on that day because it was already almost 6pm and the park closes at 7pm. The girls wanted to play sand. So, off to the beach. Low tide la. Merasa berjalan lenggang lenggok nak sampai to the gigi air. And the beach jenis yg agak berlumpur. Murky water. Pastu banyak siput and haiwan2 laut comel sekalian. Memang i pakai selipar je, sebab ada unsur2 kegelian di situ, hehe. Pastu masa tengah duduk bawah pokok, main pasir yg kering and putih tu...mak ai, banyak sand flies. Sakit sangat kena gigit. Until today, still rasa gatal. Nasib baik dia gigit we adult je. The girls macam tak kena pulak.

The girls suka sangat main near the water. Main sampaila sunset.  

The next day, awal2 pagi dah breakfast, barulah kita main dekat waterpark. Rasa seronok jugak sebab tengok anak2 seronok. Senyum2, gelak2 memanjang. Since we have 2 tickets free, so kena check Milan punya height. Barely lepas the line, so the lady yang jaga kaunter kata 'tak payahlah'. Yey! Kalau tak kena bayar another RM10 ke RM15 like that. I think the waterpark ni dulu was meant to be part of the facility of the hotel. And maybe ramai public yg abuse by coming to the hotel and have a 'free ride' kan, so dia charge. Sebab the just put a green rope netting tau surrounding the waterpark area. Kira macam when the hotel was completed, they didn't plan to close the area. Itu, teori akak je la kan.

Ada satu masalah masa we all checked in haritu. Banyaknya flies dekat lobby area. Lalat terbang sana sini. Huwaaa...silalah beli serai wangi liquid untuk mop lantai tu. Bagi the lalat2 lari. Sophie dah la takut lalat.

The Lobby

Some decoration in the lobby area

The dinner buffet was a-okay je. I think for the price we paid, kinda 'boleh tahan la'. Ada chicken rice, tempure, nasi putih, black pepper chicken, asam pedas pari, tauhu jepun, mix vege, kerabu ayam, kuih muih, fruits, jelly and ice cream for dessert.

For breakfast pulak, agak kurang menarik. I sempat makan bubur je (fevret akak tu, mana2 pegi pun cari bubur). Dinner dekat the 'kopitiam'. The place is quite big and the buffet table nun di hujung. Same case for the breakfast. Except breakfast was served outdoor. See the pic, the buffet table was at the other end. Right where the entrance was. So, mana orang queue nak ambik makanan, mana orang nak keluar masuk lagi.  So inconvenient. I thought it would be much better if the buffet line is in the middle.

Breakfast at 'The Venue'
Lupa nak ambik gambar our room. Tapi room dia mmg nice. Ada jacuzzi and rain shower. Toiletteries are provided. Tapi malam tu, banyaknya semut merah yg kecik tu masuk our room. Tahu tak what they were after? Our wet slippers! Gila punya semut.

Ok, the kids are up. Enjoy the rest of the pics.

The beach, dry white sand

The wet sandy beach

The Pier. They have a bar and live band performance. But they were singing chinese songs. So, we ended up watching rerun of Olympics opening ceremony in the room :P

The complimentary birthday cake. It came in perfect shape with 'Happy Birthday' writing that only lasts a mili-second.

Complimentary birthday gift, thank you GCM

The slide that gives me mild heart attack

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wahh Banting dah ada flyover..Hehe!Teringat kisah silam.

Next time awak try gi Thistle PD. They have nicer private beach. And tak jauh sangat jugak.


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