Snippets of Melbourne.

Posted on Sep 23, 2011 in Bing, Travel

This is my final post on Melbourne. I feel very grateful to all my readers for voting me in for the Singapore Blog Awards and to the judges who decided that I had the stuff to win. Tourism Victoria has been incredibly generous, they gave me an opportunity to see the city like I never have before. Big thanks too to Jetstar and the team at Omy.sg. Here are the final snippets of Melbourne city. I took a walk around on my own on my last day there and shot all these with my iPhone. I feel like I fell a little in love with the city in the time I was there. =) If you like my blogged posts on Melbourne, click here to cast your vote for me as your favourite and stand a chance to win...

My Flight Experience With Jetstar.

Posted on Sep 21, 2011 in Bing, Reviews & Advertorials, Travel

First of all, I must make a huge statement that I am extremely loyal to my national carrier. I fly everywhere on Singapore Airlines, where possible and I think they are the BEST, hands down. But this review is on my flight experience on Jetstar because they sponsored my flight from Melbourne back to Singapore. I honestly didn’t think I would enjoy the flight because I’m pro-SIA and tend to think all other airlines are not comparable to my national carrier. But my experience surprised me. It was good. Actually, it was kind of close to great. So it’s only fair that I put aside my snotty nose and write an honest review of them. Given the amount of travel I do every year, I’m a pretty fussy housewife. I like to have space. I like to have a...

Dining In The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant.

Posted on Sep 20, 2011 in Bing, Reviews & Advertorials, Travel

On our last day in Melbourne, we were hosted to a unique dining experience. Which I loved and I’m going to tell you why. Dinner was in a tramcar. How many dining experiences can beat that? Yes, in a genuine historical tramcar. They converted it into a restaurant. In such a dining setting, circa 19th century style, age no longer matters. I could very well be the youngest one here. Okay, I can keep dreaming… It’s a pity we were dressed in modern clothes. I wish this was a costume party. If we had costumes like pouffy dresses and tight corsets, it would be a scene straight out of a Back To The Future set. Service was impeccable. They kept filling my glass. We had a team of very warm and friendly servers. And they knew how to fill...

The Eureka Skydeck.

Posted on Sep 17, 2011 in Bing, Reviews & Advertorials, Travel

Some people have a thing for things deep down in waters. But I’m a sucker for views from high up. Yeah, if there’s an opportunity to go up any tall building, peak viewing deck or ride a helicopter, I’m there. My dream is to go on a hot air balloon, but that’s costly and needs to have me up and awake at 5am, so not exactly high up on my To Do list for now. When I saw the Eureka Tower, I was like.. niceeeee… now how do we get up there? It’s 91 storeys high (+1 storey basement) and is a power looker. It looks like a commercial building for the big banks and law firms, but is actually a residential building. The top 10 floors of the building has 24 carat gold plated glass windows. Talk about...

Street Photography in Melbourne.

Posted on Sep 16, 2011 in Bing, Photography, Travel

It was a Saturday in Melbourne and the itinerary was free-and-easy. Everyone had something in mind to do. And for me, it was street photography. We had briefly zoomed by Brunswick Street while on the Bike Tour. I had taken one look at the neighbourhood and told myself that I had to come back. I ♥ this street. It’s a street that is so rich in character, I was surprised at every corner and turn. It’s not a touristy destination and I was probably the only Asian along the street that afternoon, walking around with a giant camera. You’ll find an eclectic blend of modern, vintage, home, food, produce, art, architecture and lifestyle. It was absolutely fascinating. The graffiti that lined the walls along the street was inspiring and beautiful. Ever since we moved to South Africa, I’ve developed...

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