Melbourne is quite cold this time of the year. Although it doesn’t snow and it’s not the coldest place I’ve been to, it is cold enough that 3-layer clothing is a minimum. There is freshness in the air that you wouldn’t taste any where in Malaysia.

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Inside the Yarra tram heading into the city from my wife’s place in Brunswick East.

The city seems very clean and organized. I was very impressed with the order, compared to… say… Kuala Lumpur. City planning & execution was key to the whole result. I know Kuala Lumpur might be a little too late to fix but new places like Cyberjaya and Putrajaya – why couldn’t we plan and execute anything?

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Victoria market. Enter and walk around the fish and meat sections – if you’re Asian, you’ll suddenly feel like a midget.

Even the market is amazingly clean.

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Australians queuing for American hot dogs doughnuts.

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Enjoying Victoria market on Sunday.

The Big W store was quite convenient. I wonder if it has anything to do with the other big W (Walmart). Heheh.

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Testing a shirt. As you can see my belly has expanded a little bit. Haha.

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I tried the Green Apple Bubble Tea without ice. It was splendiferous.

This Melbourne tour is magnificent. Especially when your tour buddy, guide and companion is your own wife.

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I’m just not good at scenery photo shots. But nevertheless, I wanted to capture the moments strolling about the Melbourne city.

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We were at 1st floor RMIT for prayer. Shown in the picture is the RMIT computer lab.

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RMIT has Muslim prayer facility in the house.

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As a Controls/Safety system engineer, I couldn’t help but notice that the Fire & Gas / security system is by Wormald.

Then we continued the tour around the city. We brought a tripod but it was awkward to set one up in the middle of the city. People would go – who’s the helpless tourists. Unless there was not much crowd, tripod was a useless weapon. We resolved to hand-crane method, which resulted in triple-jawline for me.

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Here in Swanston and Bourke.

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There were Indonesian restaurant, Thai (in bright green), and Vietnamese (in bright red, Vietnamese noodles) – where was Malaysian?

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In front of Victoria public library. A couple saw our hand-craning and they offered to take a picture for us.

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We were walking towards Flinders Street Station when I felt that I just had to take this breathtaking view of the other side of the road.

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Flinders Street Station. Looks majestic.

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Crossing to the Federation Square. Wild shot.

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View of the Skydeck from the Federation Square

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Hand-craning in Federation Square.

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Yarra River.

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The happy couple spending time near Yarra River.

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On Giant Sky wheel at Birrarung Mar.

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We were at Southern Cross Station for prayer. This particular terminal was huge.

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Through the passenger’s lounge, there was a section for prayer called “Prayer Room”.

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Then we had dinner at Es Teller, an Indonesian bistro. This is Es Teller – ice-blended avocado & jackfruit mix (Indonesian ABC)

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Kueh teow. Those who can cook may score if you have the right niche and demand.

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Slow shutter, higher ISO, not so steady hands. I had to lean against a lamp post.

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Somewhere on the bridge across Yarra River.

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Tripod, slowest shutter available. I noticed that even the smallest vibration from blowing wind might render the picture blurry.

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Open burning for entertainment. Or reminder of hell fire.

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Closing.

Fabulous day. Enough said.