We went for a 4D3N cruise to Penang and Phuket over the long weekend. 11 of us in total, great fun! The powerpuff gals and their cousin enjoyed themselves with the endless food (burp!), swimming area, ice-cream party and kids' playarea. They were awed by mostly everything as it was their first time a large ship. Best of all, the adults also had their own type of fun - casino, while the kids were enjoying their party at the childcare centre.
At the stopover at Penang, DH's colleague (based in Penang) took us to the famous char kway teow stall (fried flat noodles with cockles and prawns and lots of porky lard). Taste was really fragrant, and different from those found in Singapore, a was a tad oily for us. It was a 1-hr plus wait for the noodles as the stall is really busy, hot and sweaty, plus had to hear the stall owner scolding some of the customers for chasing the order!
In Phuket, strange enough, the 2 grandmas allowed us to go on the elephant rides! It was an exciting ride, esp when the elephant was going up/down the slopes. We must be a noisy bunch to the elephants: hold tight! slipper going to fall off! elephant poo poo! (can guess that they really had a heavy meal) aiyo smelly! :P City people!!! Too urbanised to enjoy the simplicity of nature and animals... :(
Gala night dinner on board was also wonderful chance to dress up and for the gals "to act like a princess". No lah, it is not that formal - just a simple dress and some fine dining. Everyone also had a good time watching the daily night performances of dance, song, acrobatics, and even get to line dance the YMCA and Macarena.
Asked Buttercup if she would like to go on a cruise again, she replied with another question "Can we go tomorrow?"