Sunday, August 17, 2008

A Day In Brisbane

An hour drive to the city in a Ford Falcon XR6 was a sheer pleasure. Sunnybank was the first stop for lunch. This suburb is an asian town itself. I have never seen so many asians in a place before. For once I thought I'm back in Singapore. Had a heartful hainanese chicken rice lunch which I must say better than the ones back home. A quick groceries shopping in asian marts there before heading down to South Banks to check out the man-made beach by the river, overlooking the city. Later part of the afternoon was spent shopping in Queen Street Mall; few streets being converted into a walking promenade with shops lining up on both sides. Had a quick peek inside the Treasury Casino. I won $20! A visit to a foreign city for me is never complete without checking out the Chinatown. The proper Chinatown is located at Fortitude Valley which I come to know was filmed in a Jackie Chan's movie. A day is certainly too short for me to fully explore the city. I'll definitely return soon to check out the hilltop city view and some nice coffee joints.

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