Sunday, July 16, 2017

New Zealand Day 2

[20 Mar 2017] 8am, we took the InterCity bus from Auckland (Sky City Bus Terminal, Hobson St) , heading to Matamata Hobbiton. We booked the bus ticket separately with Hobbiton tour package due to cheaper price (Go NZD16 and Back NZD25).

10am the Intercity bus stopped us at Hamilton for a 15mins rest.

11:15am reached Matamata i-SITE Visitor Information Centre.

The town of Matamata.

When we reached the counter of Hobbiton Movie Set to redeem our ticket, the reception told us we booked the ticket on wrong date. Then only we realised we had booked 20 Feb instead of 20 Mar 2017. Luckily they managed to change the date for us because the ticket was very expensive, NZD79.

We had a early lunch before the Hobbiton Tour start.

12:30pm the Hobbiton Movie Set tour bus arrived.

The Hobbiton tour was approximately 3 hours from Matamata.

The view in Hobbiton Movie Set

Heading to Green Dragon Inn.

Enjoyed my apple cider which included in the Hobbiton tour.

Another option is non-alcoholic ginger beer.

Finally at The Shire's Rest and souvenir shop.

8pm we were back to Auckland.

On the way out from SkyCity Auckland......

The night was still young, so we walked around the city.
Until 10pm we were back to hostel, prepared for next morning flight to South Island - Christchurch.

Friday, June 02, 2017

New Zealand Day 1

[19 Mar 2017] Last night 11pm our flight departed from KLIA2 by AirAsia. The journey from KLIA2 to Gold Coast (transit 55mins) took us about 8 hours. My flight meal - Nasi Briyani:

When transit in Gold Coast, coincidentally heavy rain and the boarding plane did not have sky bridge. Ended up, the passengers need to walk in the rain to board the plane before late. 

4:40pm (NZ time), we landed on Auckland safely. Then we took the Super Shuttle (NZD54 shared by 3) to the city centre. Checked in Haka Lodge Auckland in Karangahape Road.
We booked the private Quad En-Suite room for 2 nights. A recommended one. Good quality, nice bed, fully equipped kitchen and free wifi. 

Dinner in Krung Thep Thai Street Food in K road.

Our first meal in NZ - Pad Thai noodles:

Tom yum seafood soup & rice:

The green curry fried rice:
After dinner, we're back to hostel to rest.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Langkawi Department Trip - Day 2

[5 Mar 2017] Morning in Century Langkawi Beach Resort.

Breakfast time.

First round

Second round

We departed for Mangrove Tour. First destination: Gua Kelawar

In the mangrove......

A walk in the bat cave.

The journey along Mangrove......

We went inside this crocodile mouth shape cave.

Stopped at Sangkar ikan.

A photo with lobster.

We passby Pulau Kasut.

A group photo at Kilim GeoForest Park.

Then we had lunch at Orkid Ria Seafood restaurant.

Our simply lunch at Pantai Cenang.

Final destination - Dataran Lang (Eagle Square)
Langkawi Trip: Day 1 | Day 2

Langkawi Department Trip - Day 1

[4 Mar 2017] IT Outing to Langkawi. We were arranged to board 3 different flights with Malindo. First batch landed safely.

Free and easy in Kuah Town while waiting other batch to arrive.

Lunch at Kuah town - Seafood fried rice.

Then we checked-in to Century Langkawi Beach Resort.

My room.

Boss rented a car and we headed to Oriental Village.

We took the Skycab to Sky Bridge.


After Worklife Balance talk, We were arranged for a departmental BBQ buffet dinner at poolside.

BBQ seafood

The night was still young, so we headed to Pantai Cenang.
Langkawi Trip: Day 1 | Day 2