We woke up early to catch up the bus somewhere in Macquire Street near Circular Quay. Risau jugak kalau tertinggal. Since we had limited time to complete our sightseeing, I woke up at 6 a.m, catch the bus to the city from Malaysia Hall at 7 a.m (bus No. 737, Randwick- Coogee) and arrived at 7.30 a.m. Cekap tak? Happened that we were so early which also made me worried since no sign of the coach, takut plak salah spot. Alhamdulillah, the small coach took us right in front Continental Hotel, memang posh la tempat ni, segan den nak lepak lama lama tunggu, sebab tau tak mampu nak dok hatta semalam, The bell boy dok pandang macam kita nak pegi serbu plak....
For the second day tour, the areas covered lies in southern part of Sydney.
Since many tourist has booked this early morning tour to Bondi, we were transported to AAT Kings office somewhere near the Rocks. Macam Bust Terminal Putra la sikit sikit, tapi tak sure kat mana... There were so many buses going out from the terminal, some heading to Blue Mountains, some to Jenolan Caves, some to Wineyard Valley and we have to changed our coach into bigger bus. There are also other travel companies beside AAT Kings, so do not get mistaken because they are also offering the same kind of tour, luckily the rival of AAT Kings gave direction to refer to me when I almost took their buses instead, malu den.... To double check whether you are making into the right bus, just check with people who wait next to the buses who hold these list of names if you already book with them.
Enough of tersalah masuk bas experience, it commenced right after we took the last pasenger from Hilton... haish pasal depa ni kekwat wat lambat plak, sampai nak kene Bell boy menjemput dari Lobi Hotel, so you know you are with a bunch of poshy people along, they were quite picky... sabor jerla... Happened that we were the only Malaysian on the bus.. huhu, seb bek cina indon tu boleh berborak sakan ngan aku dalam bahasa melayu, lega mak... hahahahhahahha. we were the only asian presence, semua dari France, Canada and America, agak kekwat la jugak, muahhahahahhaha.
The tour start somewhere near the Rocks. As the bus moved along, the tour guide will inform us the origin how the Rocks got its name. Interesting fact when the Rocks is the early part of establishment, labour of convicts from England were being utilised to build many structures. In the area, many of these laborers needed to do manual hacking of the existing rocks that lies on the ground itself, yeah that is how they got the name when buildings were made of these. The tour guide mentioned these formation of rock was easy to be transformed into blocks, takderla kene letup bagai. Memang hebat mat salih zaman dulu, tak payah la nak wat kilang bricks, cari tanah liat dan membakar. They found the most easiest sources around, jimat masa, sumber dan tenaga, chewah!
As the Rocks area is a hilly kind of place, luckily we have our tour on the bus, yes we can have option to have Walking Tour tapi tak der larat mak nak mendaki bersama si kecik, hazab jugak nak menapak. Unless you are really keen to learn about the place, silakan, tapi mak lebih rela menapak panjat gunung dari menatap dalam bandar... penat seh....
|One of the examples, how the rock blocks from the places being utilized to build buildings, sangat estatik kekdah penggunaan, timeless, lasak, dan senang, mak suka...|
After the Rocks we headed to other part of Sydney which was Mrs. Macquaries Chair at Royal Botanic Garden. Again, who was this lady? Way back when Australia was ruled by the Governor system, macam kita kita dulu kek Tanah Malaya under British Colonial, the wife of the Governor, Madam Elizabeth Macquairies suka la satu spot dia duduk, chillex chillex... kira the best view of Sydney la.. so to appreciate the Governor's contribution towards developing Sydney, they made the spot for her. Wah untung ko, macam queen of England plak punya layanan... dok imagine how was the lady, with her costume, with payung, meronda ronda dalam taman sendiri...kalau ada filem, sah sah dalam kepala otak, sapa la pegang watak, tak lain tak bukan Nicole Kidman dan heronya sapa lagi? ehehhehehhehe
|many tourist will come to this spot for the view... same goes to us, we did our shots and one of the best wooo...|
After we made a visit to this Botanic Garden, we proceed to continue our journey passing some areas. The map below tells which places we did.
|view while being on the bus, i managed to capture a few, the bus is not the slow kind, so better to main main aperture setting....kalau tak sayang gambar blur.....|
|One of the view from the site as we were making towards Watsons Bay. memang terbaek la kalau dapat tinggal area ni, sebab dah macam Bangsar tepi laut.|
|Looking at Sydney National Harbour Park....Watsons Bay.|
|Cuba tengok cliff kat sebelah mak tu, lebih kurang jer nak selari dengan cliff di hujung sana, dan itulah spot tempat orang terjun bunuh diri, hehehehhehe. end of the world, end of the life, sangat cliche eh.|
|After spending 10 minutes in Watsons Bay, we made our way to this place. Where we were going? ehehehehehhehehe|