Thursday, July 15, 2010

The city of Melbourne in photos

After an hour of flight, Tiger Airway touched down safely and landed at Tullamarine Airport, Melbourne. Going to spend 6 days 5 nights in Melbourne alone.

After checked into the Hotel Enterprize, I spent the rest of the day to explore in Melbourne city. Went to St. Kilda as well. Will blog about it in the next post.

passed by Melbourne Aquarium

The free Melbourne City Circle Tram

One of the old-style trams. It's free City Circle tram that takes you around the city square and points out major attractions and their location.

Flinders Street Station is the central railway station of the suburban rail network of Melbourne

Melbourne City has the interesting town square called Federation Square. And this is a good place to start Melbourne sightseeing.

Unique architecture of Federation Square in Melbourne

I went to DFO (Direct factory Outlet) shopping mall that located in front my hotel. I got cute cute shirts for myself and siblings from Jay Jay. I also found out perfume at DFO cheap, cheaper than duty tax. (^0^)

Day 3

On my second day, I just stayed in my room. Reached city quite late after Philips Island day tour. Continue exploring the city on my third day after Mornington Peninsula day tour that ended early. Walked to the other direction that leads me to Yarra River and Crown Casino.

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Southbank and the firey Crown Casino

beautiful sunset

Melbourne Exhibition Building

Magnificent views of the Melbourne Skyline

Crown Casino

I don't dare to enter the casino because I'm wearing a slippers and #@$^*% poor. From Crown I walked to the Eureka Tower which is now the tallest building in Melbourne. The observation deck is on the 88th floor and treats you to some awesome city views. I will blog about this brilliant experience in another post^^

Eureka Deck Melbourne Observation Deck

Melbourne by night from the banks of the Yarra River

Pedestrian bridge across the Yarra River, Melbourne

The Victorian Arts Centre

Giant Christmas tree

Day 4

Went to Chinatown that located along Little Bourke Street between Swanston St and Spring St. This is an area of Chinese restaurants and shops.

The area is dominated by restaurants from fine dining to lane way and arcade noodle houses, and is home to a number of Asian grocery stores, Chinese medicine and herbalist centers.

China town's square

I found Malaysian Restaurant in Chinatown ;)

decided to have noodles for my dinner

Hot & Sour Noodle Soup AUD $8.00

Day 5

My last night in Melbourne. After showered, begin by walking up Swanston St, opposite bustling Flinders Street Station, and past the magnificent St Paul’s Cathedral.

St. Paul's Cathedral from Federation Square

Cathedral is located opposite Flinders St Station and Federation Square

Again, I'm here in Chinatown for dinner. Decided to have Chinese food as I miss home so much already (T__T)

Walking down Little Bourke Street and found Post Mao Cafe situated toward the top end of Melbourne's Chinatown. Specialized in Cantonese and Hunan cuisine. According to the waitress, their chef's master chef is 93 years old and used to cook for Chairman Mao Zedong. Wow....

peking duck wrapped with popiah skin


spring rolls

Shanghai Pork Buns "Xiao Long Bao"

Shark fin soup

Sweet corn soup

Zuo Zong Tang chicken was superb

come with fried rice as well

The food is absolutely delicious

and service was friendly & polite too

Day 6

Early morning, went to airport and fly back to Malaysia via AirAsia Airlines.

Goodbye OZ

I'm starting to miss Malaysian's food

can't wait to reach Malaysia soon! Doze off!!

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