Melbourne

Eureka Skydeck 88 – the highest in the Southern Hemisphere

I was standing on the highest public vantage point in the Southern hemisphere. At level 88 Eureka Tower, Skydeck 88 opens up the panoramic vistas of Melbourne and the surroundings. It’s a must-see attraction if you are in Melbourne. I went there during the day and night for different views of the city.

Touted as […]

By |October 6th, 2011|Australia, Melbourne|1 Comment

The Great Ocean Road & 12 Apostles

Recently rated as the most livable city in the world, Melbourne is the gateway to the regional Victoria that offers a diverse attractions from the deserts, uninterrupted beaches, alpine ski resorts, ancient rainforests, great lakes, wildlife to one of the most classic tours of all – the Great Ocean Road, a 243 km stretch […]

By |October 5th, 2011|Australia, Great Ocean Road, Melbourne|8 Comments

Melbourne Street Art Tour

Melbourne is internationally known for its many forms of street art displayed on approved outdoor locations in the city. It was in the mid 2001 when the Melbourne street art scene proliferated. One of the well-known art studios – the Blender Studios – has been part of the Melbourne street movement from the beginning. […]

By |October 4th, 2011|Australia, Melbourne|3 Comments

Biking around Melbourne

Take a bike tour to explore the city of Melbourne. I did that. Together with Karen, Jerome, Qi Huang and Peter, we had a wonderful time cycling through the heart of Melbourne in the breeze. It wasn’t really physically taxing like I thought (lazy bum, yes!). Most of the paths are easy to ride […]

By |October 2nd, 2011|Australia, Melbourne|4 Comments

Jetting to Melbourne

Together with 9 bloggers, the winners and finalists of Singapore Blog Awards 2011, I went on a 3-day trip to Melbourne, the capital city of Victoria, Australia.

Last December, Jacky and I were on the inaugural flight from Singapore to Melbourne on StarClass – Jetstar’s international business class. For this trip, I had the opportunity […]

By |September 14th, 2011|Australia, Melbourne|1 Comment

Penguin Parade @Phillip Island

The main highlight of the Phillip island tour with Gray Line is to watch the world’s famous Penguin Parade – where the world’s smallest penguins emerge from the ocean and waddle across the beach to return home in the sand dune burrows at sunset.

The Summerland Beach is where we can watch the Little Penguins […]

By |February 22nd, 2011|Australia, Melbourne, Phillip Island|1 Comment

Churchill Island Heritage Farm

Part of our Gray Line tour package includes a short visit to Churchill Island Heritage Farm that’s accessible by a vehicular bridge from Phillip Island. The picturesque farm boasts lush green garden surroundings with clydesdale horses, sheep, peacocks, ducks, chickens and highland cattle that we didn’t come across when we were in the Scottish […]

By |February 16th, 2011|Australia, Churchill Island, Melbourne|1 Comment

Seal watching cruise

For an amazing wildlife experience near Melbourne, we took a day long trip (from noon to night) with Gray Line to Phillip Island. Our tour package (A$202/adult) includes a visit to Churchill Island heritage farm, Seal Watching eco-cruise and the world famous Penguin Parade in the late evening.
Seal Watching Cruise
To witness the world’s largest […]

By |February 14th, 2011|Australia, Melbourne, Phillip Island|8 Comments

Melbourne Aquarium

Melbourne Aquarium is a premier tourist attraction not be missed if you wish to embark on an exciting journey to explore the world of Antarctica and get intimate with exotic marine creatures — up close and personal.
Accolades received by Melbourne Aquarium:

2010 Victorian Tourism Awards – Merit: Best Major Tourist Attraction
2009 Victorian Tourism Awards – […]

By |February 9th, 2011|Australia, Melbourne|4 Comments

Sightseeing in Melbourne

Melbourne is three hours ahead of Singapore during daylight saving period (+1hr). By the time our flight arrived at the airport, it was past 8 a.m. Crown Metropol is so conveniently located that we just have to grab a map from the helpful reception before stepping out of the luxury hotel to navigate around […]

By |January 30th, 2011|Australia, Melbourne|9 Comments