Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Day 3: Melbourne City

Goodday, people. Here are some pictures of the place we are currently 'tumpang-ing'

As you can see, during Winter some trees 'botak'

My funny mum! Hehe...

Our main intention wasn't to visit the city, at first. Found out that Ballarat is far North-West, and it's out from the Melbourne map we had. So decided to turn back because we couldn't find where were we. Not sure where were we suppose to go after that but we had to pass through Melbourne City.

Along the way towards Melbourne City

Cheng.. Cheng...!!~

nearing x 2
..there's are trams to the city and around the city
We parked at Victoria Market However it's not opened today. Aawww...

Actually our actual plan to visit Melbourne city is tomorrow, because Victoria Market is closed today. But since we are using this road back home, might as well look around this place. :)
Here I come...

Spotted Malaysian food.

Anyways, there are lots of Chinese food here and other Asian food (Korean, Vietnamese, Thai). And what's more? This doesn't look like a foreign country already. All Asians around, hardly see any 'ang moh'. Cashiers, waiters, promoters everyone... A.S.I.A.N. Asians are conquering Australia. Lots of Chinese. Just like what kor kor Alvin said, 'You'll feel like you're in KL'. Yes, I am in KL. I find that talking to unknown Asians is not as scary as talking to 'ang moh'. (Sorry, I don't know how to say it in English.. haha) Anyways...

Check out this sign. 'Right turn from left only'. Means if you want to turn right, wait at the left till no more cars going straight, then turn. Even if traffic light turns red, you can turn right. And some times can't. I still can't understand it yet!
Okay, we are going to take the 'City Circle' tram. It's FREE It goes around the city.


Victoria Habour

We had our lunch at 'Hungry Jacks'. For your info, Hungry Jacks is 'Burger King' in Malaysia. I forgotten how much we paid for the meal but it's AUD20+ for four of us.
When it was about 5pm+, the sky turns dark. I still can't
Kesiann... the kuda

Ooooo..... what are they looooooking at....


That's all for Melbourne City...!~
Dinner time! We ordered KFC dinner set AUD19.95 but ate in McDonald compound area, in the car. We were like trying to hide our KFC food when people park their cars beside us. What a LOL evening.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Day 2: Rainy Day

It was raining, so yeah, you know what I mean. Another COLD day. You know, here, once it rains - it rains the whole day. Not like KL, when the rain stops we can go out rain-less the rest of the days.

Since Monash University Clayon Campus is quite near from where we are staying currently, along Springvale Road, so we just go rounding around the campus before checking Berwick.

Using Princes Highway, we passed Dandenong, another suburb.
Some road construction going on...

Berwick here I come! Okay, after an hour drive.. Yay~ Reached campus! Check it out...

And there's someone rearing cows nearby the campus. Check it out.. when we stopped to take some pictures of the cows, the cows looked and came nearer to us (in the car still) but was blocked by the fence.

Dad mum said they are greeting us 'Welcome to Berwick!' but I was thinking they look like 'Help us to get out!!!'
You can enlarge the pictures by clicking on it..., and when the new page opens, click again to enlarge more~

This is the Hall of Residence.. the place where I'll be staying.
This is where I'll be studying...~

Oookkkaaayy next destination... PHILLIP ISLAND~ As usual, I would be the one who reads the map, 'co-driver'. It's a loooong tiring journey and had no time to tour around the island because we get going from Berwick quite late.

Clayton Campus map

Berwick Campus

Penguin Parade was a disappointment. We paid AUD21 per person and you cannot take pictures of the penguins (according to them: not to scare them away)

Every evening at dusk, the little penguins come home from the sea at Phillip Island. Penguin Parade takes place in the open outdoor, there's benches but no shelter. Manage to see the penguins came up from the sea and walk in groups to find shelter for the night. But because of the heavy rainfall and cold, windy night, we couldn't stay long out to watch the penguins. True disappointment.