• Australia,  Travel

    The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant: Goodbye Melbourne

    The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant www.tramrestaurant.com.au @ Melbourne City 10 September 2011 This is our first and last stop. The ten of us came to Melbourne Not knowing how the words in our itinerary will translate into reality Some of were clueless about each other’s background,status and personality. But we talk and shared over glasses of wine Before we could settle ourselves down Walking with a same pace as the locals here We had to pack our luggage And wheel back our luggages of memories in words,photos Condensing everything into blog post published here. Thank Jenny, Tony and Weiding  for making sure everything arrives on time. They make sure we board…

  • Australia,  Travel

    Sovereign Hills: Back to the Future

    Sovereign Hill @ Ballarat 10 September 2011 50 years ago… Stepping into the past… Wall of fame. Didn’t knew dressing up can be that fun! The Hills are alive…with the sound of music. Lalalala…. Weiding in his Charlie chopin-look alike costume. Willy Wonka OR Charlie Choplin? Back in those olden days. Anyway, I was wrongly accused as the horse thief who was also charged for furious riding. Oh well, my name was spelt with an extra “e” So I guess I got away with that.   “Eat that posion apply,Snow White!” “Raindrops on roses and bright coloured candies These are the few of my favourite things.” So, after the photo-taking,…

  • Australia,  Travel

    Sovereign Hill @ Ballarat : The Cowboy Era

    Sovereign Hill @Ballarat 10 September 2011 This is one of my favourite attractions in Melbourne. Ballarat is one place I would visit again if I’m travelling in Melbourne again. An outdoor museum That has an element of surprise at every turn. My fingers couldn’t leave my camera for a single minute. I took over  hundreds photos til my camera’s battery ran out. Let the Photo Scroll begin. Everywhere is GOLD! Gold Mining Site. Where we pan for GOLD. Aussie Gold that we could bring it back to Singapore. Gold Panning. And we get to store our gold in this little bottle. It takes about 5 minutes for me to pan…

  • Australia,  Hair,  Travel

    No Tree,No Koala

    Ballarat Wildlife Park @Ballarat,Melbourne 10 September 2011 www.wildlifeparkcom.au I am going to the Zoo,zoo,zoo And how about you,you,you? We’re driving along the Road,road,road We’re going to the Zoo,zoo,zoo. Won’t you come along too,too,too? That’s Julia, our guide for the day. Well, it’s not really a zoo where animals are held in captive. This is a wildlife nature park where animals can roam freely. Yes, I mean freedom. Emu walking along the same road as us. More WILD excitement to come. I am so glad that I had this opportunity to visit Ballarat where I get to meet my comrades in the outback. Some of my comrades will be featured in…

  • Australia,  Travel

    An Exhilarating Helicopter Ride at the Great Ocean Road!

    The Great Ocean Road @ Melbourne Bunyip Tour 9 September 2011                6am. Rrrrring Rrring Ring. Melbourne: The city becomes unusually quiet in the early Saturday morning.No humans, just buildings. With you, all alone, standing and looking through the window. Waking up to fresh and new morning in Melbourne.It’s only the second day of our tour but I’m feeling little exhausted from the previous day’s tour.Maybe a good hearty breakfast at the hotel would perk me up. The tour starts at 7am. The bus picked us up from hotel and sent us to the Bunyip office where there’s a small cosy cafe next to it. We were allocated to Bus…

  • Australia,  Travel

    The Deep Blue Sea: Ocean to Plate,Plate to heavens,Experience The Atlantic dream

    The Atlantic: Ocean to Plate @ Crown Entertainment Complex, Melbourne 8 September 2011   The deep red sea There’s something magical about this place. First, it’s Red wine. Then, Tuna. Chardonnay. King Salmon. More wine. Cotton candy. Strawberry cream. Dessert wine. Coffee. There’s a moment of surprise to every full-stop. Dive in to the deep blue sea And explore what Atlantic has to offer. An exquisite design which explores the looming darkness of a shipwrecked. I love catching the chefs in action. Taste Chef Donovan Cooke’s burning passion for food. A passion of flame that was to be spread to his culinary chefs under his wings. A nice view of…

  • Australia,  Travel

    The Edge of Glory:I’m Standing on a 24K Carat Gold-Plated Glass at Eureka Skydeck 88

    Eureka Skydeck 88 @Melbourne City 8 September 2011 Did you know? 1.Skydeck 88 is the highest public vantage point in the Southern Hemisphere. 2.The glass on Eureka’s top 10 levels is 24 carat gold plated. I was reading the “Did you know?” section of the brochure handed out by our guide at the Eureka Skydeck 88. Like any other developed cities, Melbourne has its own skytower where tourist can get a bird eye’s view of the city. During the day, you get to soak yourself in the warm sunshine as you stand on top of the world, breathing in the crisp air as everyone else below are rushing to work…