Nan Tien Temple which carry the meaning by “Southern Heaven Temple” is a Buddhist Temple complex located in Berkeley on the southern outskirts of the Australian city of Wollongong, about 80 km south of Sydney. It is one of the branch temples of the Taiwanese Fo Guang Shan Buddhist order, founded in 1967 by Hsing Yun, which has over 120 branches worldwide. The temple is one of the largest Buddhist temples in the southern hemisphere, completed in 1995 (source wiki).
It was Chinese new Year Week 2018 and we decided to came to this temple to visit. There’s many people visiting on weekend though the tour buses and the car park was full when we arrives but we manage to find a parking anyway. Please scroll down to see the photo’s.
The area is so big so make sure you are fit to walk. There is a reputable vegetarian restaurant here but we did not manage to eat there because too many people was queuing and we do not want to wait. This is a good place to visit especially if you’re a Buddhist, you can pray here.
The year of 2018 we/i started with beach fishing! Blacksmiths is a coastal suburb of the City of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales, Australia adjacent to the Pacific Ocean 24 kilometres south of Newcastle’s central business district, between the suburbs of Belmont and Swansea (wikipedia).
The photo above taken on the way to blacksmith. I could see boat stopping by the sand and families enjoys the white sandy, crystal clear water and the blue skies. Such a lovely hot day!
The slides shows the view when i stepped into the beach. Its wide and long thus plenty spaces for everyone. If you have a 4×4 you can drive up here too.
It was a hot windy day lucky i had my cap & scarf on!
We started fishing when the tides is up but there’s still many people walking on the beach. This is my first time beach fishing so now i know you must be in the water and waves in order to get good shot LOOOLL. But wasn’t nice when it gets darker and colder!
Yess thats a shark but small one, and No we didn’t keep him its illegal we know.
Its really windy at this time and getting cold too. I need to get my jackets ready next time.
Thats my new years adventures and i hope more to come =)
Hello there, today i would share on the third day activities in Singapore. Supposedly to USS in Sentosa but we ended up in Sentosa beach!
First of all i would want to show you guys my phone data and calls balance. So much left and i don’t think anyone can finish it!
3.1 The Lunch at Hard Rock Cafe Sentosa
Upon arriving Sentosa, we went to HRC to eat. The Bars is cozy the staff were attentive and the food was great.
We ordered Buffalo Wings, Legendary Burger and Chicken Sandwich. Everything was great and big portions, Cant finish everything but as long as the craved was served thats all matter!
Must Take photo they made it in such way for tourist to have a moment here. Should have this in Malaysia though!
3.2 The surrounding of Universal Studio Singapore
We were supposed to go to Universal Studio today but because after lunch its already past 3pm and The USS close at 6pm so we decided to roam around and come back tomorrow.
As we all know Resorts World is everywhere In Malaysia, Philippine and also in SG.
3.3 Beach Station, Sentosa Island
As we walk we found a monorail station not far from USS gate and its free ride since its still new. We walked towards the crowds and wait for the monorail and head to Palawan Beach at the very end of the station.
It was hot and humid. After a while we start to sweat and sticky. It was a long walk and yeah this one is unexpected.
We finally reached the Palawan Beach in the end and there’s many people chilling here, having picnics with friends and families and some just taking a swim . Impressive man made islands and beaches.
If you have children, bring them here, would be very interesting for them to play in Kidzania. Im not too sure whats in there though.
Most of the toilets along the beach is still under constructions this time around so if you need a loo you have to come to Kidzania there’s public toilet here.
People does cycling here and Its really fun to watch.
Its so much fun seeing everyone learning to fly in that large tube Its definitely a must try if you have yet to eat something because i think the pressure might make you vomit if you do this with a full stomach.
Please plan your budget ahead if you wanna do this. Shopping earlier days makes us put this in the wish list . *wink*
There’s also few nice rides here (which we don’t expect to bump into), as well =(. Due to time constraint we keep walking to see what else they offer (after the photos below). So much of a “Singapore is not so big to finish in 2 days” – said my partner as this part of the island was still in construction many many years ago when he came. Now we are chasing time to explore (@@).
Further walking we found this Mega Adventure booth that operates couple of adventures and one of them is flying fox to the small island across the beach.
We walked to the end of the beach and found Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resorts. From this point we walk along Imbiah Walk then found Siloso Point Bus Stop. The day is getting dark and we followed everyone else taking the bus. To our surprised we were sent to VivoCity Mall at the Harbour Front. Now, thats the catch. Supposedly this free ride is for the resorts guest but we accidentally went with it and went out of Sentosa. Well, we didn’t managed to visit The Merlion because we thought we have enough time to come back there by Monorail but now we are out of the Island, perhaps we can go back again next time? Our innocent bought us the free ride though. I guess my mission to take photo with the “Merlion” statue is gone for the second time. Yesterday at the Marina Bay Sand I didn’t managed as well because it’s late and “The Merlion” on the bay front already been switched off, no lights & no water coming out of its mouth =((. Someday!!! Sighhhh….
3.4 VivoCity Mall
So yeah, this a a good sign to be able to visit this mall out of the plan, at least going into the air conditioned again after hours of walking. Entering the mall and saw the phone charging station and since my phone is on the low bat I went straight to it. Its very easy to operate this thing just put any finger you like as it require a finger print to open & unlock, and its foc.
This mall is pretty descent with a train station attached to it make it easy for anyone coming over. Perhaps most tourist here is from Sentosa Resorts!
We decided to be adventurous today and take the train back. We will take the line from Harbour Front to Outram Park (Interchange, Punggol Line) then to Lavender (Pasir Line). We estimated walking around 10-15 minutes to reach the hotel from Lavender Station. The fare is cheap only cost $3.80 for us both! Recommended for those who seeks adventure and save $$$ =).
We arrived Lavender Station and use a GPS map to find ways to our hotel. Along the way we stop by a supermarket to get some food and drinks.
The slideshow shows some of the things sold.
And yeah we made it to the hotel with just $3.80! Thumbs up to me hehe.
I’ll update some video on my youtube later on on todays trip.