Skip to main content

Penguins at St Kilda

It has been more than one month since I have blogged about Melbourne, and I'm not done with all of the posts yet. And with a good rested weekend, I am determined to continue to blog about it. It's just too much to talk about (and of course to share to others).

It's strange that many didn't know that there are penguins to see at St Kilda. I got to know about it from a Taiwanese (on working holiday) on our way back from the Great Ocean Road. I have always enjoy talking to people in a coach (since my sis was sleeping then).

I was actually contemplating to go to Philip Island as it was quite expensive (~AUD100). Thus, I opted for St Kilda instead. Although it was not as good as the Philip Islands, but watching the phenomena of the penguins running into the rocks was just phenomenal!


As I walked along the platforms, I see signboards to the St Kilda Breakwater.
 Waited at the bath house before sunsets.

No Flash Photography.

Despite having many signboards educating visitors not to use flash while snapping pictures of the penguins, there are still some ignorants distracting the penguins.

There were volunteers assisting the visitors and ensuring that we were abiding the rules.


Penguin hiding while it was still bright.


One of the volunteers assisted some red lights for me to capture the penguins. It was almost pitch dark.

It's really easy to get to St kilda. Just hop into one of the trams that says "St Kilda".

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

What's the Difference between 'Net' and "Nett"

Since it's part of my group's job to publish daily billings report to the management, our Director (from US) pinpointed that we should fix the spelling of 'nett billings' to 'net billings'.
My colleauge was looking at google, trying to understand the 'right' spelling to be used.

I finally checked it from Wikipedia, and found that 'nett' is BRITISH and 'net' is AMERICAN.
No wonder he's offended to fix it to 'net'!
C'mon. I'm in an american MNC, I should be more sensitive towards this.

Nyonya Willow is now at Arena Curve

Penang is indeed a food haven, where both tourists and locals are blessed with many good foods. When it comes to Peranakan or rather, Nyonya food, we could never forget Penang..... aside from Malacca and Singapore.

Nyonya Willow used to be located in a home at Sungai Tiram but now it's currently moved to Arena Curve. Getting there is a little tricky as the parking space around Olive Tree hotel is usually full, thus I'd recommend to park inside the Arena curve where the entrance is situated opposite d'piazza.  I personally find that it's now situated in a more strategic place, as it's easily accessible and nearer to my work place.

As it was on a usual weekday lunch, we ordered a few dishes like jiu hu char (RM14) , lor bak (RM16), kapitan chicken (RM16), pork leg vinegar (RM18), perut ikan (RM18) and babi ponteh (RM16). I'd recommend the kapitan chicken and perut ikan, as well as their gulai tumis (I tried it earlier in my previous visit).

 Our lunch spread :)
H…

Traveling to the Southern Thailand Border - Dannok

It's been a while since I've gotten my passport stamped, thus, I thought I could do a day trip at the southern Thailand border. Being a frequent traveler to Thailand, I've always booked a van service to take me to the border. This time, it's really my first time trying out going to the border by foot.

It wasn't a good day for me as I forgotten to bring my umbrella.
Thus, I bought a not-so-nice one that day.
Moreover exchange rate is really bad. It's like 8.30 rate.
Then, I didn't know how to get the immigration form. So i chose the easier way to go to the shop and get it printed out (I later found out from my next trip that i can walk into the office to get one)

I started my walk along the shops to take a look at clothes, food, and also I bought a floor mat (funny, i thought it was nice). Also, not forgetting 7-11 for the cold drinks.
The weather was really crazy that I stopped at McD for free wifi and aircon, and the samurai pork burger.


 Seriously, tahpau…