Monday, October 31, 2016

15 Things To Do @ Sydney, Australia

Greetings from Sydney!
Here's the second post of my Sydney trip back in March.
Overdue post, but hope you still enjoy reading it!
For me, Sydney is a busy city with many tourists and the locals.
I find Sydney is much more happening than in Melbourne, however I prefer Melbourne a little bit more as it tends to laid back and live more of a relaxed life-style than in Sydney.
Some friends told me that people in Sydney act more arrogant and unfriendly than in Melbourne, yet we got to meet up some nice and helpful local people during our trip.
Or course everything in life, there are always pros and cons,
Anyway, in this post, I would like to list down the 15 things I did in Sydney.
So, let's get started now!

#1 Sydney Opera House



Sydney Opera House is the most popular icon of Australia.
I believe everyone goes to Sydney because of this big building, so am I. #hehe
Finally I can strikethrough this destination from my travel check list!





You can almost see the 360 view of Sydney Opera House if you walk along the harbour.
It's worth for your trip, because the surrounding areas are a great walk, only if you got the nice weather. #hehe
Well, I guess we have enough warm weather in Malaysia to walk everywhere.





Be sure to walk up to the building and sit on the steps for some beautiful views.
The journey worth your every steps.

#2 Sydney Harbour Bridge





The second highlight in Sydney is the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
If you walk up to the Opera House, I bet you would not miss out the harbour bridge because they both located very close to each other.



 

Can I go back again?

#3 Botanic Garden



Botanic Garden is one of the best way to enjoy the nature with plants, and trees.
Not only that, you can also get the amazing panoramic view of the harbour.
A nice park that you would not want to miss out if you are looking for a natural place to chill.





If you are lucky to have a chill weather, you should come here to do a picnic lunch.
I bet that would be really awesome, right?

#4 Museum of Contemporary Art Australia



There are many museums in Sydney.
You don't need to go all, but just pick one of those museum for wandering around.






The admission is free, so why not?!

#5 The Rock



The Rock is one of the main attraction stated on the website.
The great part of this area is it has many preserved buildings; which involves hotels, shops, eateries that full of vintage feel.





Every single architecture is great to see and make good photo-taking spots.
You can also give yourself some "you" time by sitting at a random cafe and do people-watching with a cup of coffee.

#6 Fish and Chips



There are many restaurants around the harbour are selling fish and chips.
So choose the best suit your taste and go for it in Sydney!
The deep fried fishes are so crunchy golden crisp and they are really fresh and tasty.

#7 Take the Ferry to Manly Beach.



The ferry ride to Manly is about RM50 round trip from the Circular Quay (depends upon the time frame you're departing).
The ferry ride is about 30 minutes each way.
During the ride, you will get to have a great close up view of the harbour, Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
I think late afternoon is good as you won't expose to sunlight too much on the ferry, yet you can enjoy the beautiful night view when you come back to the Circular Quay.

#8 Manly Beach





Manly is a beach side suburb of Northern Sydney.
The town is not as crowded as in the Sydney city, because it is mainly for it's wide beach.
So, if you are looking for a more relaxing place to walk around, do come here!





Some friends told us that Manly Beach is one of the Australia's best surfing beaches and is popular for families in the summer.
I am glad we were here for a short trip.

#9 Coffee



Coffee is one best thing to have in Australia.
And they are all so cheap, even from the famous cafe ones.





If you love coffee, you have come to the right city!

#10 Pitt Street City Central Walk







Pitt Street is a major street in the big central Sydney.
The street is well known for many shopping malls and retail shops.
Girls who like shopping, you should come here and shop till you drop!



Look out The Strand locates at the Pitt Street.
The design of the building is very creative with beautiful and unique style.
Super Super cool!





However, The Strand doesn't have very good deal in shopping, as mostly are jewelers, cafes, restaurants, gift shops and beauty salons.
Anyway, I can recommend you a good coffee place at Gumption by coffee Alchemy. #hehe

#11 The Queen Victoria Building (QVB)





If you like architecture, then you would be advised to come here and admire the QVB.
It's truly a master piece in Sydney!







The interior is very beautiful and classy with the elaborate stain glass windows, tiled floors, and sweeping stair case.
I was so impressed with all craft works by the craftsmen!

 #12 China Town



I think the China town in Sydney is much more happening than the one in Melbourne.
Hunting the authentic Chinese food at the China town can be an exciting experience for you!





What a simple joy by just taking a candid shot with the red mailbox in Sydney. #lol

#13 Take Picture With Sdyney Tower Skywalk





It's the tallest tower in Sydney.
If you don't get the chance to climb up for a panoramic vies of the city, you can find a good spot to take a photo at the main Pitt Street!

#14 St Mary's Cathedral





We stopped at the St Mary's Cathedral, while walking past going to another destination.
It's the biggest church in Sydney.
 

It's a wonderful architecture from the outside, and a breathtaking from the inside.
Everything is well maintained with surprises at every corner.

#15 Sydney Night View





Not to miss the night view in Sydney.
Absolutely stunning!



It's a long post for today; well, how should I end this now? #haha
With my big head shot? #lol
Btw, I'll stop right here and probably will do another random post for this trip in the next travel post.
So yea! To be continued...

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

5 Main Reasons to Shop @ ezbuy

I shop online all the time.
#lol I hope my hubby isn't read this!
But seriously, shopping is one my passion.
And with the online shopping, it allows me to shop from any vendors, at anytime, anywhere!
If you would ask me which online shopping website do I usually visit, well Taobao is one of them.
Taobao becomes my main shopping website ever since I fall into shopping online.
Good things about Taobao is you can find variety products from different vendors, compare the prices before you make your final purchase, and then ship all products in one shipment to your door step.
However, Taobao sometimes can be quite limited; whereby the website is only available in Chinese; so if you don't know about Chinese, forget about log in to Taobao.
Also, it involves communication hassle when you want to make complains about damaged products, missing parcels, or goods return; that's why I never purchase goods that are more than RM150 from Taobao.
Lastly, based on the current exchange rates now, pricing from Taobao seems not as attractive as before; therefore now I would prefer to look for the local websites which has the price in RM to avoid any exchange rate conversion.
Recently, I stumbled upon ezbuy, which works almost similar with Taobao, but has an interface based on English and also with selling price in RM.



Ezbuy is the first and largest Singapore's professional online shopping platform.
It was founded in 2010 and has been introduced by Channel 8 news, Channel U Money Week, Straits Times and many other national media.
It's a shopping platform to provide shopping service from China, Taiwan, USA for more than 500,000 Singaporeans, 50,000 Malaysians, Australians and Thai people.





 

I was so shocked when I first looked at what ezbuy offer on their website.
There are lots of different products available, such as women's clothing, men's clothing, shoes, bags, accessories, beauty & health, toys for kids, home products, sports, office & stationery, gadgets, automotive and many more.
And the most amazing thing is that the prices are soooooo damn cheap,
For example, a top at less than RM10, a long dress at RM35, a bucket bag at only RM18; I went crazy immediately when I saw the prices because most of them are even cheaper than buying from Taobao!
Visit the categorized page with the best selling item category at http://bit.ly/2dU3q40, I'm sure you will walk out from the website with at least 1 item in your shopping bag! #guarantee



As a frequent buyer from the Taobao, I find ezbuy provides a much easier, more convenient, and less hassle ways to the online shoppers.
There are at least 5 main reasons to shop at ezbuy now!



#1 Easy registration
Compare to Taobao, ezbuy has a simplify method of online registration.
There isn't any Alipay or complicated form like Taobao.
You can just sign up by filling the very basic information, or you can just sign up with your FB or google+ accounts.
It takes less than a min for the registration.



#2 Get Better Customer Service
Buying from Taobao can be complicated when it comes to contacting with their customer service, because there isn't any customer service in Malaysia to contact.
Also, you need to liaise with different people for different situations, such as product specifications, shipments arrangement, damaged/delay parcels, refunds and so on.
So, it always takes some times to resolve your problems if there is any.
That's why my budget on Taobao is always low as I know it would be a big hassle if I need to make a claim.
However, at ezbuy, you only need to contact one local customer service department to solve all your questions and difficulties such as damaged parcels, missing parcels or even defect products or wrong orders.



#3 Cheap Shipping Cost
What's more when you can shop more and save even more on cheaper shipping rate?
Shopping at ezbuy, it only costs you RM4.50/500 grams for the shipment all the way from China to Malaysia.
It is 40% lowest rate compare with the market, and ezbuy guarantee they have the cheapest shipping rate in town!



#4 Prime Membership
Join the Prime shipping service from ezbuy helps you to enjoy an unlimited shipping.
Prime is a new service which allows you to shop and ship at a flat rate of RM8.80, regardless of size, weight and quantity.
You can have a 1 month trial by paying RM18.80 to enjoy the flat rate, or pay RM188.00 for a year to enjoy the unlimited flat rate all year long!
Ya! You got it right! You can actually ship all furniture for your new house by just paying RM8.80!



#5 Available in 3 main languages
Ezbuy creates for everyone in the world..
The shopping platform is available in 3 main languages such as English, Malay and Chinese.
So, friends who cannot understand Chinese, but want to get good prices, you can now shop at ezbuy!



Bet you are feeling very excited now, and can't wait to head over to shop at ezbuy.
But wait a minute! There are some good news for you!
You can enjoy extra 15% off shipping fee with code ezshp15 which valid until 31st Nov 2016.
Also, for the first time user, you can get RM15 ezbuy voucher right away!
Let's double save your shopping by using both promotions together!



Okay ladies! Times to go off  now to start my shopping at ezbuy!
See you next round!
Website: https://ezbuy.my/
FB: ezbuy Malaysia - 65daigou
Available on Andriod and Iphone App too!