I think it's been about 3 months since I got back from Aussie. I haven't get to blog about that first family trip out of the country. Or to be more specific, I do not even have the mood to even start blogging about it. However, I think I shall start completing it because I have another trip blog pending. So, like it or not, I have to do this for the sake of my readers. ( I don't even know if there's any anymore..tsk tsk)
Total of 10 hours flight, inclusive of 2 hours flight from Miri to Kuala Lumpur was truly exhausted. You wouldn't fancy this but with AirAsia X, everyone manage to fly. All the exhausted feeling gone just like a blowing wind when I look through my aisle. Welcoming us was this fascinating view!!~
Little Bourke Street, Central Business District
Along the street, the sculpture really caught my eye. They do preserved historical building but never forget developing as it is playing a great role for a state future. This trip to Melbourne were mainly for gathering, therefore nothing extreme. All were slow and easy as we go.
If you love asian food, specially chinese, this is definitely where you would get all of it. Typically hot steam dim sum, soup noodles or even spicy sour kimchi could be easily spotted here.
QUEEN VICTORIA MARKET
Corner of Victoria Street; Elizabeth Street
Personally love this place. Not only you can shop, you find food and you get to bargain. All price were still negotiable and people here were all very friendly. You can find almost everything here. Anything from top to toe. Anything your mum would need in her kitchen or some gardening tools that your dad might need for his gardening, you can shop it all in one place.
STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA
328 Swanston Street
This building is Victoria, Melbourne landmark and cultural icon. It was build on the 19th century and has the most beautiful heritage interior.
Harbour Town which is situated at Waterfront City, Melbourne Docklands. It was a newly develop area which consists of numerous selection of brand direct outlets and speciality stores. One thing you can never resists here is cheap bargain. They offered great deal and discount with more additional discount since most of them were clearing off their stocks due to season change.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA
180 St Kilda Road
This is the oldest public art museum in Australia which was founded in 1861. Certain sections are non chargeable for public entrance. Did not manage to go through everything since we were in a rush. You may get their brochure available at their customer service for more information.
Flinders Street Station—colloquially shortened to simply Flinders Street or sometimes FSS—is a central commuter railway station at the corner of Flinders and Swanston streets in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Rich of skyscrapers that you may be fascinating of. Bet this is the best place for an architect. You will be amazed with their sculptures and the Flinder Street Station building itself is already a decade old. If you happened to drop by on Sunday, you will bump into the Sunday Markets that sell varieties of items from household items to food and even handcraft piece.
Elliott Ave, Parkville VIC 3052, Australia
The Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens, commonly known as the Melbourne Zoo, contains more than 320 animal species from Australia and around the world. The zoo is 4 kilometres north of the centre of Melbourne.
Expecting to spend whole day here. Do not come here and expecting for a half day tour as it is quite far from town. Spend every single penny worth it for the entrance ticket. Koala and Kangaroo were my main thing, however, due to winter most of them were hibernating and lazy to move around.
PUFFING BILLY TRAIN
1 Old Monbulk Rd, Belgrave VIC 3160, Australia
This is the only available train that is still running manually using charcoal and what makes this more precious, all their workers are majority volunteers. Therefore, donation is most appreciated. Entrance is upon of purchasing ticket depending on the time. It is definitely worth the money, especially those who love nature. It is rather soothing and calm while travelling through that greenery forest.
A moment out of coverage, no email notification, no noisy phone calls. A step into this forestry which brings you calm and stress free environment.
This picture reminds me of a movie, Polar Express.
ST KILDA BEACH
St Kilda is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Port Phillip. At the 2011 Census, St Kilda had a population of 17,795.
If you happen to drop by on Sunday, there's this handicraft market selling lots of cute and creative item which you would not find in their malls. Be surprise and fascinated by their hand made item. It was truly inspiring and motivated.
9 days just pass in a blink of an eye. It was a great experienced, however the weather just way too cold for us too handle even it was almost to the end of winter. When there's meeting there will always be farewell. Had a great time spend and bonding session. Hope we will be returning to Australia soon!