The Land Of Africa

South Africa is famous for their Safari’s life. I have not been there before, but I have plans to go there in the next few years time. When speaking of South Africa, what comes into your mind? Do you think that it is a very dangerous place and with no civilization? It is not necessarily what you think it is.  Have you heard of your friend’s experience who have been there before? I have friends who have been there and returned safe and sound. They also told me about their wonderful experiences! South Africa is also the most developed country in Africa.

 

Kruger National Park is South Africa highest rated park. This is the park then I am looking forward to. As there are many tours to choose from 2 days to 5 days and if you are can choose a budget tour which is much cheaper. Some tours also let you experience staying in a tent. There will be guides leading you game drivers and the bush walks as well. In those tour you would have the chance to spot the Big Five. Big Five refers to five of Africa’s greatest wild animals the Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo and Rhino.

After this review have I change your mind of what you think of South Africa?

-Gavin

 

 

References:

http://www.fodors.com/news/story_4265.html

http://www.krugerpark.com/packages/3-day-kruger-park-safari-os03/

http://101fundraising.org/2014/05/big-5-fundraising-performance-metrics/

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Hong Kong’s Ladies Market

Have you ever seen 1km stretch of stalls? Hong Kong’s Ladies Market in Mong Kok,  Kowloon, Hong Kong, on Tung Choi Street has over 100 stalls of clothing, accessories and souvenirs. If you enjoy bargaining this is just the place for you! When you are here feel free to buy anything you need and bargain for a reasonable price if you think the stall owner isn’t giving you a reasonable price or the price that you are willing to pay for. Don’t be disappointed if you get rejected, you can try your luck at the next stall. Just remember not to buy it at the price they first offered you!

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Remember to train up your bargain skill before going to the Ladies Market! It will save you lots of money!

–  Gavin

 

 

Reference

http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/see-do/highlight-attractions/top-10/ladies-market.jsp

 

The Beauty Of Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Hong Kong has 293 buildings taller than 500 feet which is sixty more as compared to New York City which came in second. What’s so good about Hong Kong? The food and scenery and what’s more is that it is the best city to live in! If you love scenic environments, you have to visit the Tian Tan Buddha. You will have to get there via Ngong Ping cable car. While on the way up there, you will see an amazing view of several mountains.

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(A photo of me with the Buddha)

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The Peak is Hong Kong’s highest point on the island. The view it offers makes The Peak one of the most popular attractions in Hong Kong. Looking down at the city from this famous vantage point provides the best view of the city. Do take note: Do not choose a day with hazy or unpredictable weather as you would not be able to see a single thing!

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Tsim Sha Tsui is another one of the popular attractions in Hong Kong because of its Avenue of Stars as well as the vantage point to catch the Symphony of Lights show. Avenue of Stars have its popular commemorative plaques, celebrity handprints, descriptive milestones and a life-size statue of kung fu action hero Bruce Lee.

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A Symphony of Lights is staged every night at 8pm. If you would like to know more details of the show, do visit this website http://www.tourism.gov.hk/symphony/english/details/details.html. Here is a video clip of the Symphony of Lights.

 

– Gavin

 

References:

http://planetden.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/hong_kong___victoria_peak_by_shiroang-d5q0qxf.jpg

http://mltours.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Victoria-Peak.jpg

Sydney’s Sea Life

Once again I’ll be sharing with you Sydney’s animals! But this time round it will be about Sydney’s underwater animals. As we went to both Sydney Sea Life Aquarium, which is located in the heart of Sydney at Darling Harbour, and Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, which is located along Manly Wharf, we bought the Sydney attractions combo 5 pass which allows you to visit 5 attractions in Sydney, enabling you to save up to $382! It’s a great deal, isn’t it? Well, let’s get into sharing my experience!

 

Sydney Sea Life Aquarium

As a tourist you are probably prepared to take pictures everywhere you go. However, you would be disappointed as there aren’t many pictures to take because it is very dark inside. Throughout this underwater visit you will see Australia’s unique freshwater and marine aquatic environments. At some parts of your journey you will encounter the beautiful dugongs. These are 2 of only 6 dugongs on display anywhere in the world. By the end of your journey you will have visited the Great Barrier Reef exhibit, which is one of the most impressive around the world.

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Aren’t they adorable?

 

 

Manly Sea Life Sanctuary

Manly is not so much of an underwater world. In my opinion, it is more like a fish museum. Did you know? Manly is also fortunate enough to have a habitat for Little Penguins! The Little Penguin community has also been listed as one of the endangered population. Have you ever seen how an octopus consume its food? Here, you can watch animals getting fed by the keepers. You may even get a glimpse of how a shark egg looks like as well which is definitely a first experience for me. If you are daring enough try their Shark Dive Xtreme, it is a great opportunity for you to go face to face with the Grey Nurse Sharks, huge turtles, stingrays and other different creatures! However, there are also rules and if you are ineligible to dive they will not permit your entry.

Here is a video of Shark Dive Xtreme! I myself have yet to try it. If you have ever tried it, kudos to you!

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– Gavin

 

 

References:

http://sydneyforeveryone.com.au/city/darling-harbour/zoos-wildlife/sea-life-sydney-aquarium/

http://www.manlysealifesanctuary.com.au/our-animals/penguin-cove/

Sydney’s Wild Life Safaris

Hi friends! 🙂

 

Here on my first post I would like to share with you my experience while I was in Sydney, Australia, and why it is definitely worth a visit!

Today I will be talking about Kangarooland aka Australia! Australia is a very big country, and there are many big cities as well. I will be starting off with the most prominent city in Australia, Sydney. Sydney is well-known for its Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. However, today’s post will be focusing on Sydney’s wildlife. Two zoos that I will be mentioning about are Taronga Zoo and Wild Life Sydney Zoo.

 

Taronga Zoo – It is widely renowned for being one of the few zoos that features native animals and a diverse collection of over 350 exotic species of animals, where some of these animals can only be seen in certain parts of Australia. As the opening hours are from 9am – 5pm, it is best to arrive as early as possible as you would most probably spend the whole day there.

There are several activities you can do at the zoo, such as getting close to the animals, feeding them and even balancing an owl on your wrist. Moreover, they do have many interesting shows and events on their daily schedule which you can view from their website http://taronga.org.au/taronga-zoo/daily-talks-encounters/daily-timetable. Keeper talks are often the best opportunity and a great way to learn and see your favourite animals!

Important: If you are a first time visitor, you might not want to miss out on their Seal Show as it is only available during the weekends and school holiday periods. This is where you can see graceful seals show off their natural abilities! It has been an incredible experience for me, and it would be amazing if you could experience this as well.

 

Wild Life Sydney Zoo – This zoo is unique as it is almost entirely enclosed and air-conditioned. Don’t worry, you might not spend a whole day at this zoo as it is much smaller than Taronga Zoo. It has about 7 exhibitions in total where you could visit them individually while following the trails, including creepy crawlies and cuddly animals. One benefit of this zoo is that it is easier to view the animals as compared to many other zoos around the world. You can join their feeds and talks by checking out their schedule on the specific talk you would like to hear about from their website http://www.wildlifesydney.com.au/visitor-info/feeding-times-talks. Last but not least, do not forget to meet their saltwater crocodile, Rex! It is one of the largest crocodiles in the world. You would be amazed at just how big it is.

 

Here is a short video of Rex having his lunch!

If you would love to see how cute the Koalas are, you can visit either one of these zoos. The other iconic Aussie animals would surely amaze you! I hoped you have enjoyed this post and do look forward to the next one! 🙂

 

– Gavin

 

 

Resources:

http://studenttrip.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/koala_zoom.jpg/

http://carolfromdownunder.blogspot.sg/2012/03/abby-travels-ghan.html