Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Upside Down House Gallery @ Melaka

So not only Cafes are springing up like mushorooms after the rain in Melaka, there has been a number of attractions popping up as well. My previous post was The Oceanarium @ The Shore, and now, it's gonna be an Upside Down House.

Honestly thought it was going to be a house upside down, turns out it's a gallery. Shoes have to be taken out before entering, like any normal house.

The owner said they tried to make it as real as a real house would look like, so the first thing you see when you enter will be the living room. 

Eqiupped with plasma TV,  sofa, coffee table, and even some snacks.

Then there's the dining area, along with the kitchen. If you look carefully, there are mini macarons and donuts served on the table. 

Counter tops complete with cooking utensils and an oven to bake.  

And of course a fridge. Which is apparently overloading with vegetables and fruits, but obviously I prefer the sweet packet drinks. Speaking of which, Chinese New Year is coming soon! Bring on all the JusTeas!

In another area, they have the bedrooms. I think this kids room is my favourite part of the whole gallery. Not because I like Hello Kitty ok. Will explain about this later on.

My mum trying to reach for the bear. She just can't stand having things laying about all over the floor. #truestory

This will be the master bedroom. Got dresser and make up some more!

And what house is complete without a toilet right? So here's the toilet with a sink, mirror and toothbrush.

That's all. Yup, pretty small house. Overall, I think it's a bit disappointing, firstly because of its size. But the owner said they are planning on expanding if the shop lots beside them are willing to let them have them. 

Another thing is because everything is stuck to the ceiling, so most of the lights are placed on the ground. So the lighting there isn't very good.

Here's a picture to show you how it's really like in there. Basically you just take a photo, then you rotate the photo to give that upside down effect.

The lighting itself is already not that good, so it would be better if the furnitures or walls are in a brighter colour. And this is why I liked the kids room best because the colours of the furniture are very striking, in comparison with the master bedroom, the furniture colours were really dull and not so attractive.

Really hoping that they will expand with more varieties and hopefully having more colourful walls or items. If you are planning a visit there, don't worry about not knowing how to pose or not having anyone take a picture for you, their staffs are very friendly and they will guide you to pose and help you take photos as well. Just be prepared to have a sore neck after that.

P.S: I have created a new label "M ♥ Melaka". All the attractions and cafes I've visited in Melaka have been placed under that label. So if you're interested in places to go or things to eat in Melaka, then just click that label :)

Upside Down House Gallery
G12&G14,Jalan PM 7,Plaza Mahkota,Bandar Hilir,Melaka, Melaka

Admission Fee:
- For Malaysians:
Adults: RM15
Kids: RM10

Senior Citizens: RM15
Disabled: 50% discount

- For non Malaysians:
Adults: RM20
Kids: RM16

Operating hours:
Mon - Thurs: 10am - 6pm
Fri - Sunday: 10am-9pm

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Monday, January 12, 2015

The Shore Oceanarium @ Melaka

Finally my first post of 2015 :D I am now officially done with sem 1 in UM and currently on sem break. 

Paid a visit to The Shore's Oceanarium the other day, one of the newest attractions in Melaka currently.

Entrance Fees:
Adults  -  RM28
Child  -  RM18
Senior Citizen  -  RM18

Optional Add-ons:
3D Interactive Package  -  RM5 (3D glasses will be given)
Feeding Frenzy Package  -  RM10 (Fish food will be given for you to feed the fishes and turtles)

Operating Hours
Opened daily from 10.30am - 9.00pm (Last admission is 8.00pm)

My favourite part of the Oceanarium would definitely be the Interactive Touch Pool where I got to touch some of the sea creatures there. Sea cucumbers, horseshoe crab, starfish and baby sharks are some of the creatures that visitors get to touch! It was quite fun :D

They also had these Magical Vacuum Aquariums that defies gravity and water doesn't our out when we stick our hands in the holes. 

Would be specially cute if you come here with your other half and both of you can hold hands through the holes with fishes swimming around both of your hands. Cute right? 

P.S: That is my brother. Definitely not my other half. 

The Oceanarium is split into different parts. In the Jungle Quest, you get to see spiders, bugs, snakes, spiders and many others. The hedgehogs are adorable! Do look out for them if you go there :D

Along the way, there are many informational short clips displayed on TVs. Some enables 3D effects, so this is where you can put those 3D glasses up for use.

I think this part of the Oceanarium is pretty self explanatory. 

Many different kinds of sea shells are displayed in glass cupboards for all to see. So you can finally know what kinds of shells you have been picking up on beaches. 

The mangrove area is another interesting area. You get to know all the different kinds of species living in mangrove areas and they even have mangrove trees as the background in their tanks. 

Shark Quest is where you get to see all the sharks, combined with the stingrays. They even have them swimming above you too, so you can see them very clearly. 

Look out for the pretty colourful corals. Their colours are so vibrant in real life! Almost looks like a painting. 

After taking a look at soooo many species of sea creatures, I have one favourite fish.....

And it's this little guy! Or girl. I don't know its gender. But doesn't it look like it has rabbit teeth!? It also has some eyebrow looking marks on top of its eyes. This fish looks a lot like a human lor! SO CUTE.

Keep your eyes peeled for this little guy ok. My mum, brother and I spent at least 10 minutes staring at it.

They have turtles too. The adult turtles get to swim freely while the baby turtles have to swim in a fenced area. 

And finally, at the end of the Oceanarium, they have the souvenir store which is mostly filled with stuffed animals.

They are surprisingly quite cheap as well. The small ones are around RM15 only and they are having 10% discount at this moment!

Another hot item would be their Paper Mache Educational Craft. It's 100% biodegradable and safe for kids. So now kids can paint the sea creatures and have their own marine life at home :)

Thanks again to The Shore, Oceanarium for giving me this opportunity to visit them. For more information, do check out their Facebook page and their website :)

The Shore Oceanarium
193 Pinggiran, Sungai Melaka
Jalan Persisiran Bunga Raya,
75100 Melaka

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