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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Sydney Day 1 : Moving around

Finally I'm getting out of Singapore to somewhere slightly further away !
Last September , I flew to Sydney for a week vacation with my secondary school mates.
It was rather an impulse decision because we were all like 
" wanna go wanna go?" " okay lor," "okay book already" 
a few months before the trip. 

And ya, we flew over.
The main objective of this trip was to visit our senior & her family ( our host family there) .

Group picture with Johnson's girlf included before we leave !

Extremely lethargic faces while waiting for the plane.

We fly scoot, airtickets return trip cost about $580 including taxes.

 Scoot menu! 
Actually.... the pricing is rather reasonable in my opinion !
Enjoying my flight !
The flight wasn't as bad as I thought, quite comfortable actually.

 Touching down Syndey !

The first people we saw was our host mum & senior giving us our "surprise".
 Ended up we had wifi in at the customs and she saw her facebook tags, not so much of a surprise anymore.

 Kakis buying train tickets !

The most reasonable and afforable way to get out of the airport was to take the train. 
Taxi could easily cost up to hundred aussie dollars. 
The train stations are easily accessible with the signages around.
$16.20 from International Airport to Musuem Station.
We had a shock , at that point of time I was really grateful to have SMRT fares less than $10.

  Going to take train !

Excited us taking the train !

The trains are double decked .
The directions of the seats are changable ! 

 Alighting at the Museum station , which is about 4 stops away from the International airport .

Our first day there was crazily hot, it was 31 degree celsius wtf.
Even our host family said we brought the heat over wtf.

 Anzac Memorial Hall across the street from the apartment we rented.

 & our cozy apartment !

 View from our apartment.

 We ermmmmmm. ransacked our apartment .

 Group Pic with Jocelyn & Aunt Carol !

 Look at what I was wearing to describe the heat!!!!

Lunch was at pie face  which was across the road. About 5-10 minutes walk.

Pie face is one of the most common thing I see over at Sydney, it's like our Old Chang Kee.
It's everywhere.


K kidding.

I had a chicken pie which costed about AUD$5. approx SGD$7

Side track a bit, you see the white/brown cake at the extreme left ?
That's like a traditional cake over in Australia and I loved it.
I tried that on Day 5 and it is so good.
A little like our kueh that's rolled with coconut flakes.

After lunch , we went about the area to familiar ourselves and do some shopping ! 

@ Queen Victoria Building
Very tourist place.

Most of the shops were high end brands and Singapore had a better price.
No point buying things that can be cheaper in your home country right ?

Shopping was rather boring until we saw this shop , Happy Lab !

They sell jellybeans, candies, special flavoured lolipops ( I bought a lot of vodka flavoured ones) and chocolates.
Also the place where I bought gifts for my friends and school mates !
I recommend this shop for sourvenirs if you do not want to give useless keychains.

Next shop, woolworths!
The girls do the grocery shopping while the boys went fishing with our host family !
Woolworths is like.... our FairPrice Extra.

Back to apartment to put down the groceries, & off to chinatown for dinner with our host family . Walkable distance from our apartment, approx. 15 minutes walking time.

The restuarant locates at the second level so it might be a little difficult to find.

  Food there was not bad, bill came out to about 20 AUD per pax.

 Ramen Kan Located at :
Address: 1/90 Hay Street, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia
Phone:+61 2 9211 6677

Walk around the chinatown before we head back !

The rain started to pour just when we got our drinks and decided to head back.

Back to apartment and bonding time with some cider drinks !



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