10D9N Melbourne Day 4 : Melbourne Parking Rates, Men’s Gallery, Metcard, Victoria State Library, Stalactites, Melbourne Aquarium, Penguins, Snapping Alligator Turtle, Sting Ray, Shark, Australian Beer, Melbourne Night Scene, Oz Doner Chicken Kebab

09.36 am – Woke up to a heart healthy breakfast.

11.16 am – Went outside and enjoyed the sight of the surrounding buildings.

The gargoyle.

Reflection on glass panels.

11.21 am – Today our morning mission is to check out as many car parks nearby for the parking rates as we’ll be having a car for 3 days.

Taking a walk along an alley.

The first car park we went to.

Flinders St.

Under Queensbridge.

By the traffic lights which

was also the tram stop.

The public toilet by the roadside.

Australia’s Immigration Museum opposite.

A Harley Davidson.

11.59 am – Continued checking out car parks at King Street where you’ll find majority of the gentleman’s club in Melbourne CBD.

Kilkenny Inn.

Men’s Gallery.

The area is monitored by cameras as you’ll commonly find alcohol related crimes around the area.

I think the fine used to be 2 digits before it was increased to $100.

By the cool Melbourne blind friendly traffic light which has a fast paced knocking sound to signal when it’s time to cross.

How to cross the road.

An example of how it works.

Went to 7-Eleven to buy us a

10 x 2 hour Metcard ticket.

Waiting by the stop in the middle of the road for a tram to pass by.




Me n her.


Her and her.

12.29 pm – Arrived at Queen Victoria Market again because we wanted to check out the car parks around the area.

Walked pass a lane

full of panties and bras.

The rates at one of the car parks.

At Franklin St.

The unguarded post.

I actually walked around looking for a road sign to pinpoint our exact location but couldn’t

and was actually lost for a moment before

meeting a kind Australian who showed the way to the tram stop.

01.00 pm – Arrived at Melbourne Central.

Hung out by the State Library while waiting for my cousin to arrive.

Beneath Sir Redmond Barry.

Bird poo on his head and while holding a Pokemon book.

By the antique lamppost.

The carving at the foot.

It was cold yet sunny.

The horse of a soldier

trying to kill a dragon.

The statue on the right at a different angle.

Another horse statue at the left side.

Charles Joseph La Trobe, the first lieutenant-governor of the colony of Victoria in 1846.


State Library.

The hall at the entrance.

After all the camwhoring, we got tired and sat down by the steps

watching the birds walking around and

getting fed by the people around the area while waiting for Min Min, my cousin to arrive.

01.28 pm – As soon as she came, we were whisked off to a Greek restaurant called Stalactites which is


Steamed Fish Recipe

The recipe.

200 grams worth of fish fillet.

Ginger separated, during steaming and after steaming.

The fish in the steamer.

The steamer.

After 10 minutes.

Boiled the soy sauce mixture.

Poured it over. Ta da!

My Days

The Tuesday I Ate Restoran Goh Teo Kee

08.53 am – Breakfast.

12.39 pm – Lunch.

05.12 pm – Afternoon break.

06.52 pm – How I Met Your Mother s05e05

07.39 pm – Went to Restoran Goh Teo Kee for dinner.

Had awesome soy sauce duck,


stir fried vegetables,

kangkung belacan,

tofu with spring onions,

mutton curry,

steamed fish and

red bean soup for dessert.

12.00 am – zzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzz

My Days

The Tuesday I Started Exploring Fundsupermart

08.57 am – Had kaya toasts and

oats for breakfast.

10.00 am – Free Tall Brewed Coffee at all Starbucks stores! 10am-12pm

12.33 pm – Lunch.

Caffeine fix.

04.44 pm – Afternoon break.

07.21 pm – Started exploring fundsupermart.

07.43 pm – Had sardines,

steamed fish,

stir fried cucumber,

lady’s fingers and

steamed egg for


12.00 am – zzzzzZZZZZZZZzzzzzz

My Days

Monday, 5th Of October 2009

08.47 am – Banana toasts,

oats and

soft boiled eggs for breakfast.

11.27 am – Checked out the next generation web application for communication.

12.48 pm – Had last night’s leftovers for lunch.

01.27 pm – Fullmetal Alchemist : Brotherhood 26

04.44 pm – Kaya toasts and

grapes with yoghurt for afternoon break.

08.16 pm – Stir fried vegetables,

thick gravy pork,

steamed fish and

teriyaki roasted chicken

for dinner.

12.00 am – zzzzzZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzz

My Days

The Wednesday I Broke An Egg

09.30 am – Accidentally broke an egg.

Left with only 1.

So today’s breakfast consisted of banana toasts,

oats and

a soft boil egg.

01.00 pm – Lunch.

02.00 pm – Fullmetal Alchemist : Brotherhood 19

05.00 pm – Afternoon break.

06.30 pmPower Training @ ZeroFitness.

08.00 pm – Grabbed a post workout bite before


Had egg custard,

steamed fish and

stir fried cucumber.

11.30 pm – Dating In The Dark s01e04. Download here.

01.00 am – zzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzz

My Days

Wednesday The 29th Of July 2009

09.30 am – *sniff* *sniff* I smell breakfast!

Had coconut oil toasts,

good-for-your-cholesterol oats and

soft boiled eggs for breakfast.

12.30 pm – Lunch.

“Your lunch is so boring. *yawn*”

01.30 pm – Watched more untamed & uncut videos.

05.00 pm – Afternoon break!

Choke full of bananas toast.

06.30 pm – Power Training.

07.30 pm – Played stick with Py.

08.00 pm – Had steamed pomfret,

chicken soup,

stir fried celery and

steamed fish for


09.00 pm – Went over to Greenlane Park Apartment

to try and fix Din’s virus infected cpu. Couldn’t fix it there. Took it home.

10.00 pm – Started fixing as soon as I got back.

01.00 am – zzzzzZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

My Days

The Saturday I Joined The Tan Family’s Weekend Retreat At Parkroyal

10.00 am – Saw Fatzard’s nose and

claws while preparing breakfast.

Banana toasts,

a packet of mi sedap and

soft boiled eggs for breakfast.

10.30 am – Had the remaining sunflower seeds


12.30 pm – Caught Py sleeping on the way out for lunch.

01.00 pm – Lunch.


04.30 pm – Joined the Tan family for a short retreat in Parkroyal Penang.

Deluxe room 227.

07.00 pm – Went to the nearby Summer Beach Cafe for dinner.

The view at sunset.

Ordered lots of awesome dishes from Beach Corner.

We had fried popiahs,

duck stew,

fried cabbage,

big ass prawns and

steamed fish

for dinner.

08.00 pm – Took a walk along Batu Ferringhi’s stretch of night market.

10.00 pm – Hung out with Mr and Mrs Tan at Sunset Bistro.

02.00 am – zzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz

My Days

The Monday I Checked Out The Palm Pre

08.30 am – Ate apples,

a piece of bread and

a quarter tub of yogurt for breakfast.

12.30 pm – Lunch.

01.30 pm – Fullmetal Alchemist : Brotherhood 8.


06.00 pm – Break time!


07.00 pmPower Training at ZeroFitness Studio.

power training

08.00 pm – Had stir fried vegetables,

steamed fish,

steamed mince pork and

mangoes for


And then I thought of yogurt. Had it with mangoes for dessert.

12.00 am – Checked out one of iPhone’s closest competitor.

01.00 am – zzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz


The Wednesday I Changed RM6618 Into THB64000

08.30 am – A cup of milo,

Mi Sedap,

soft boiled eggs and

tnee chang for


11.00 am – Took out these from

my wallet.

Added a VISA debit card.

12.30 pm – Met some of Bangkok 8 in Tesco’s McDonald’s.

My McValue.

01.30 pm – Daryl and I went down to Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling and changed MYR into


05.00 pm – Tea break!

Had tnee chang dipped in honey.

08.00 pm – Had fried fish,

steamed fish,

stir fried vegetables,

dip for fried fish for


09.30 pm – Printed out the important phone numbers, map and itinerary for the trip.

10.30 pm – Met some of the Bangkok 8 at Old Town.

Chit chatted about the fun to come and distributed the money and itineraries.

01.00 am – Finished packing.

02.00 am – Was sooOOOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!! Took me some time to fall asleep. =P