Saturday, June 13, 2009

Breezy Brisbane 8D7N - Day 5

Thursday


Australia Zoo


Zoo of late Steve Irwin. Long journey again as it's towards Sunshine Coast area. It was my first attempt trying to help Kelvin navigate. I hate to admit we got lost in the City for awhile. Not that I was really that bad, but this was unexpected - me navigating. It was usually the guys' job. :p


The Australia Zoo was so different from our Singapore's Zoological Gardens. But then again I'm not in the best position to judge as the last time I was in the Singapore zoo it was 14 years ago?


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Welcome to the Zoo, home of the Crocodile Hunter…


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The animals…


We headed to the show first.


Mr Elephant greeted us first…

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Followed by Mr Snake…

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They went around showing you the snakes.


We had parrots joining in the party…

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Is that Mr. Duck?

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Ms. Sharka – the crocodile…

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Sharka getting mum mum…

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She looked scary.

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Sharka kah kia

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Don’t know funny birds….

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It was kids’ zoo!


Kel got food for the animals.

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Very ticklish

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Model goats, standing on tables hoh, mai siao siao.

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This must be how I nearly got H1N1!

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Many lambs

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Us…

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He looked dreamy…

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Kel & dreamy sheep

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Finally a nice one. Ha. Was stifling my giggles la.

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See?!

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Moo Moo Cow

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Feeding piglets!





Baa baa black sheeps!


The Australia zoo didn't stink, they have to thank this to the cool weather. They allow certain animals to be up close and personal with the park goers. The koalas and the kangaroos! The ponds the animals had were clean and clear unlike the murky green ones I've seen before. The park was large with a lot of spaces from one "viewing den" to the next. They made an effort to educate park goers especially the young ones in a light hearted and engaging manner instead of formal messages.


It’s Koalas time!


Koalas are lazy marsupials. They sleep like almost ¾ of their time.

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Eating and sleeping are their ONLY favourite past times.

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Sitting on a branch…

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So cute right!

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Photo taking with Koala bear!

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Hug a Koala!

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I finally got a chance to pat and hug a koala! They were so cute can?! They just hugged you thinking you were their trees. The one that hugged us were shitting a lot as he just woke up for the photo shoot. Luckily he didn't shit on me. Hee.


The Zoo’s gardener… Cassowary

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They really roamed about the zoo.

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Mr Spikey, Echidna

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The point where I missed Singapore.

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Freaking expensive water!

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Tasmania Devil

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They don’t look intimidating leh.

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This one then scary!

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Long live the giant tortoise!

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Red panda

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Mr Kingfisher, Kookaburra

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Wombats

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Wallaby

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Mr Parrot

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Mr Dragon, Komodo

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He looked dead. Lol.

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Perentie

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Otters!

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Mommy I want to ride a PONY!

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But I was too huge for one. :-(

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Sat on the tram?

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Thai girl show! No la I meant tiger. :p

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Mr trainer was totally nonchalant about the possibility of being eaten up by tigers.

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Chatted on his cell!


Well trained cats.

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They loved milk

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They climbed trees!

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Gosh near attack!

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It looked like a drawing at our back right?!

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Fetch Kitty!

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The world of roo roo! (Kangaroos)

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Roos plentiful

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There’s a joey inside her pouch!

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Group!

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Our shoes were full of roo’s crap.


Video of the roo park!




Gray is nice.

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Smooth fur…

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First kangaroo we saw. The mother was very protective of her joey.

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One day gone. Long travelling ahead. Heading to Eight Mile Plains for dinner!


Dinner with the Wongs

Travelled to Eight Mile Plains to join Eilen's husband, Winston and his family for dinner. Yummy Chinese cooking. Totally missed Chinese food! Wanted to take pictures but was shy about it. Wide spread of roast duck, stir fried spinach, mani cai, fried eggplant, black bean sauce sliced beef, curry chicken, stir fried prawns in black spicy sauce, avocado and sticky date pudding. Love the vegetables! So fresh can?


Kelvin’s koala hugging session paid off.

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Uncle David gave us some tips on DIY muscles ache and joints pain for he practices acupuncture as his side job. He is a full time gardener as such clearly explains the capability to provide a full table of home grown veggies! The Wong’s is a very hospitable family, we really enjoyed our time there.

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