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Friday, July 4, 2008

Melbourne Trip Pics!

Melbourne's a very VERY cold place in May till end of July. I had to get used to the cold, cos the temperature could dip suddenly from 12* to 4*C in broad daylight! That's when I truly appreciate the sun; when it comes out, I feel warm and nice all over, able to move about again!

See the thick clothing I wore? Not enuff to keep me warm I tell u...



Lived at my cousin's place in Clayton, in the suburbs of Melbourne during my visit... My 1st day there, i was awed by the vast blue sky u can see because there aren't much high rise buildings blocking it. Everyone can have a piece of land to build their own house and have a lil garden AND garage and etc... That is a dream not many Singaporeans can afford to have cos of the lack of land here...



The Flinders Train Staion, a very prominent landmark in Melb City. From there, u can walk to the many shopping blocks stretched out over the long Swanston Street, where there are also many small streetlets to wander into for more eating and shopping!





St Paul's Cathedral jus opp. Flinders Train Station. An old building with a lot of character. See the finer architecture?









Visited the Art Museum, where aborigines' art pieces from olden days of coloured sap and dyes put on tree barks, depicting ancient rites & rituals & telling stories of birth and death, to modern day abstract canvas pieces using acrylic as medium... Quite an insight into the aborigines' way of life...



Singapore Chomp Chomp in Melbourne?!!! Wahhhhh~~~~~ Nice or not?? I dunno, hehehe, cos I ate somewhere else, a HK style eatery recommended by a friend.





My 1st meal on Melbourne street! Siew Mai & Brinjal Pork Gravy Rice & a nice _warm_ Chinese tea... not too bad!



A shopping mall in Lonsdale street... really pretty... got some sweets there...













Random shots taken on the travel bus on the way to The Great Ocean Road!





Outback Dunny... it RELIEVES you... Enter at your own risk! Hahahaha... =p







Enjoying a traditional Lamington with tea and Marmite on crackers! Great accompaniment to the breezy awesome view of the Great Ocean..



To prove I was there. Heh =P


A tah pau-ed lunch at the stopover en route to the 12 Apostles.


Self taken..


..and taken by someone else. It's best to have another fren along during a vacation and not go alone like me, for the menial chores of taking fantastic pics of oneself! =D hahah...


Breathtaking!




12 Apostles! Of which, the bus driver told us only 6 and a half are left! I'm glad I caught the majestic sight of it before it all comes down! :)










I love this particular pic...



to be continued, watch THIS space!!! =)

5 comments:

Li Li said...

nice pictures :) looking forward to see more....

{[JUŜTĦĚLYNN]} said...

cool!
looks like melbourne sure is an interesting place to be!:D

dorcas said...

nice photos! the St Paul's Cathedral looks really pretty! like a castle :) haha. thanks for sharing :)

^^TeReNcE^^ said...

drop by to say hello :) have a great great day!

pinkyleow said...

o...i see... you went to melbourne last year... i use to stay there too... i stay in bourke street, city point. but i had shift back to malaysia liao.
did you go to the victoria market and the zoo??
the kangaroo, koala bear and wombat over there is damn cuote you know...