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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
I am married to my loving husband for more than 38 years now. I am a mother to 3 beautiful children, until 11 years ago when I lost my youngest son. Since then my life is forever altered but yet unbroken....

My Travel Journal

"There isn't much I haven't shared with you along the road and through it all there'd always be tomorrow's episode" - Elton John

I started traveling around the world since early 80s when I had the opportunity to combine business trips with vacations. Then later when my rezeki is in abundance, there were numerous other trips along the way for vacations, most of the time with hubby and the kids when the timing is right. I have also started to compile the journal and photo-pages covering almost more than 25 years of world wide travel. Some destinations I visited just once, others many times. Many of those places are the obvious famous places people would like to visit but some, the casual traveler doesn't even think to try. I have placed links to my travel at the side bar of my personal page, My Life Reflections, and will be updating them from time to time.

My wish is to continue my travel and complete circumnavigate the globe, insyaAllah…

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Gold Coast – 2009


"You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted..." - Ruth E Renkl

Surfers Paradise, Whale watching

After a Subway breakfast of seafood and egg sandwiches, we checked out of the Montego Mermaid Beach Motel and drove towards Broadwater to seek out the caravan park. The park is a premium park due to its close proximity to Surfers Paradise and is consistently fully occupied throughout the year. Once we had confirmed our site for the night, we decided to explore the attractions in Surfers Paradise.


There is a Wax Museum here that houses one of the three original wax figures of Madame Tussaud. We posed for photos with the eighty over celebrities and prominent personalities of our time. It was déjà vu, since we were here ten years ago. The waxwork figures have not aged. Even Michael Jackson looked black! Though she’s white now.


Humpback whales migrate through the Australian coast for breeding before turning south towards the Antarctica to mature before returning to propagate once again. This being the season, we took a whale watching cruise to see these magnificent creatures just off the Australian coast.


After a few hours offshore, we were rewarded with distant spouts of air blown by the whales. As we ventured closer, we could see these whales playfully swimming, breaching the water and splashing the water with their tails. One had to be quick with the camera to capture these moments.


It was almost dusk when we returned to shore. It was a worthwhile cruise. Maybe once in a lifetime opportunity even.


After a filling meal of nan, aloo gobi and lamb curry at a halal Indian restaurant, we retired for the night at the Broadwater Park.

4 comments:

maklang said...

kak nong,

naik cruise tu brape kena. dan entrance to madame tusaaud tu berapa ye..nak kompol duit ni...he..he..

Nong said...

maklang,
Cruise Whale Watching tu AUD80 sorang. Wax Museum tu AUD28 sorang. Mahal jugak lah kalau convert tu MYR...

Banyak lagi attractions untuk di kunjungi, tapi kena ada $$$$. he he...

aNIe said...

Kak...cantik2 gambar tu...suka anie tengok...tak dpt pergi pun takpe tengok gambar akak..

Nong said...

Anie,
InsyaAllah, kalau anak2 dah besar nanti boleh datang satu family. Lagi seronok...