Kev (abr. Kevin)
Irish, Gaelic orgin. Caoimhin.
1. adorable. 2. gentle one

Walkabout (walk-a-bout)
1 (in Oz) - a walk in the Outback by Aborigines that lasts for an indefinite amount of time. 2 (chiefly British) - an informal stroll among a crowd conducted by an important visitor e.g. a monarch. 3 a walking trip.

Sunday, 29 April 2007

Sydney tower & Wildlife world walkabout

Over the weekend, my uncle came over to Sydney on a business trip again, and so I went over to meet up with him yesterday. Together with his colleague, we went over to the Sydney Tower +Oz Trek, as well as the Wildlife World. Well, the view in Sydney tower is breathtaking, but still, I must say that I'm a bit disappointed. 'Cos probably I expected much more, and seeing that I can take just 5 minutes to walk round the tower, I'm like: what? that's all!?? I mean, yeah, the view is great, but hey, I don't see myself looking at the view for like half an hour.

Well, the Oz trek is much more fun I think. We were seated in this chamber, and there are scenery of Oz e.g. rainforest, barrier reefs etc over at the screen. The scenery are real stuffs, not just a flat screen i.e. there's really a miniaturized jetty etc. The characters however, are being projected onto the miniaturized scenery, much like a hologram. The characters move on to introduce some of the common scenery in Oz. After that, we were led to another bigger room, where the real fun began. We were seat onto this movable chairs, and as the show starts to bring us through different landscape of Oz, our seats move with it, much like a 3D show. Cool. Haha.. don't know why, I somehow miss the Everland Theme Park in South Korea..haha.. That was fun in the theme Park..

Later on, after the Sydney tower tour, we went off to the Wildlife World in Darling Harbour. Well, after going to the Taronga Zoo, the Wildlife world is disappointing, and lacking. In the zoo, we can get up close and personal with the animals, and they have a big section devoted to Australia native species as well. In Wildlife World, I think the 'world' is slightly smaller than that of the native section in the zoo. In addition, the animals are being held inside a glass tank (though the overhead isn't seal up), it makes it them looks so out of place. And abit bored as well.. haha.. Anyway, btw the zoo and wildlife world, go for the zoo! forget about the wildlife world!!!

After the trip, we went for dinner.. as usual, we were looking for a chinese resturnant.. haha.. the first one we went to, their card swiping device is spoilt, so have to pay by cash! Duh.. we left for a second one.. We went for this "Neptune Chinese Resturant" and was told the resturant was book by a tour.. oh well.. as we left, we saw this group of tourist from China coming in.. well, yah.. should have guessed.. only the chinese want to eat chinese food even when they are overseas, touring..So, we were wondering ard at the Circular Quay, when I spotted some red leon light up along the Loftus street.. and so I suggested to go up.. and true enough, another chinese resturant.. Well.. the food is good in general, except their veg, and the service is good too.. they will pour tea, scoop rice for u, and serve you fruits after the meal. All these for just over AUD$60 for the 3 of us.. much better than the previous resturant around Martin place..

Thereafter, we went back to the Marriot hotel, get my stuffs from my uncle, and bid him farewell.. and off I go, back to Randwick once again...
Here are some of the pictures that I took while the walkabout.. You can see the full album from here:
The souvenirs that I bought from the Sydney Tower..

The view of Opera house from the Sydney Harbour Bridge Marriot

Me on top of the Sydney Tower

A scene where the whole sky is cloud, except for a hole in the sky. The sunlight managed to pass through the hole, and only the area underneath it is lighted up..

Me in Darling harbour

A couple of insects matingg.. My guess is the large one is the female.. Quite normal to have big female in the insect world.

A snake..hiss..hiss..

A monster on the prowl...

Well, the all lovable kangaroo!


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