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.
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?
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.
Australians queuing for American hot
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.
Testing a shirt. As you can see my belly has expanded a little bit. Haha.
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.
I’m just not good at scenery photo shots. But nevertheless, I wanted to capture the moments strolling about the Melbourne city.
We were at 1st floor RMIT for prayer. Shown in the picture is the RMIT computer lab.
RMIT has Muslim prayer facility in the house.
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.
Here in Swanston and Bourke.
There were Indonesian restaurant, Thai (in bright green), and Vietnamese (in bright red, Vietnamese noodles) – where was Malaysian?
In front of Victoria public library. A couple saw our hand-craning and they offered to take a picture for us.
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.
Flinders Street Station. Looks majestic.
Crossing to the Federation Square. Wild shot.
View of the Skydeck from the Federation Square
Hand-craning in Federation Square.
The happy couple spending time near Yarra River.
On Giant Sky wheel at Birrarung Mar.
We were at Southern Cross Station for prayer. This particular terminal was huge.
Through the passenger’s lounge, there was a section for prayer called “Prayer Room”.
Then we had dinner at Es Teller, an Indonesian bistro. This is Es Teller – ice-blended avocado & jackfruit mix (Indonesian ABC)
Kueh teow. Those who can cook may score if you have the right niche and demand.
Slow shutter, higher ISO, not so steady hands. I had to lean against a lamp post.
Somewhere on the bridge across Yarra River.
Tripod, slowest shutter available. I noticed that even the smallest vibration from blowing wind might render the picture blurry.
Open burning for entertainment. Or reminder of hell fire.
Fabulous day. Enough said.