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Flying from Singapore to Sydney Australia – Checking into Pacific International Hotel & Shopping at Famous Paddy’s Markets in Market City (also called Haymarket) – Chinatown

Filed Under (Australia, Canberra, Cuisines, Hervey Bay, New South Wales, Queensland, Singapore, Sydney, Travelling, World Souvenirs) by Janet on 30-08-2010

Hi – Greetings from Janetong at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1 before my departure to Sydney Australiasmiling Me holding a pretty handmade handpainted Coconut Husk Batik clothed Doll in a local Souvenirs Shop

Janetong at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1 Souvenirs Shop Flying to Sydney Australia

Look at the so tall so lovely huge Sunflowers at Terminal 1 :

Janetong at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1 Flying to Sydney Australia

My Dear Dear - Hmmmm we’re  finally on our way to our Dream Secret Getaway……………………

Dear Dear Onboard British Airways - Qantas Airways Flight QF320 flying from Singapore to Sydney Australia

Supper Time onboard our British Airways- Qantas Airways Flight QF320 from Singapore to Sydney :

Inflight Supper Time onboard British Airways - Qantas Airways Flight QF320 flying to Sydney Australia from Singapore

Dear & I slept a little (in between watching nice Infight Movies!!) overnight from Singapore – now it’s :

Inflight Breakfast Wake Up Call Onboard British Airways - Qantas Airways Flight QF320 flying to Sydney Australia from Singapore

GOOD MORNING beautiful Sunshine sky……………….

Onboard British Airways - Qantas Airways Flight QF320 flying from Singapore to Sydney Australia

We finally landed on Sydney’s Kingsford Smith International Airport Terminal 1 after 7hrs 20mins Flight from Singapore………………………

Arriving at Kingsford Smith International Airport Terminal 1 in Sydney Australia aboard British Airwasy - Qantas Airways Flight QF320 from Singapore

Map of Australia :

map_of_australia - Janetong Travelling in Sydney

Consisting of cosmopolitan & international people from many places around the World, Sydney is the most populous (at a approximate 4.5 million!!) & the largest City in Australia, as well as the State Capital of New South Wales - located on Australia’s Southeast Coast of the Tasman Sea.

As an International Centre for commerce, arts, fashion, culture, entertainment, music, education & tourism, Sydney’s ranked 10th wordwide in terms of Quality of Living in 2010.

Dear Dear Arriving at Kingsford Smith International Airport Terminal 1 in Sydney Australia from Singapore Dear Dear Arriving at Kingsford Smith International Airport Terminal 1 in Sydney Australia from Singapore Sunbus to Pacific International Hotel from Kingsford Smith International Airport Terminal 1 in Sydney Australia

This above Sunbus is our Hotel’s Airport Transfer to Pacific International Hotel where we’ll be staying while here in Sydney Australia for the next couple of days :)

Checking into Pacific International Hotel Room 525 upon arrival in Sydney Australia from Singapore

We checked into Pacific International Hotel Room 525 :

Checking into Pacific International Hotel Room 525 upon arrival in Sydney Australia from Singapore Checking into Pacific International Hotel Room 525 upon arrival in Sydney Australia from Singapore

Shortly after, we’re out of our Hotel Room & walking to the very nearby Market City (also called Haymarket) opposite Chinatown Sydney. Established in 1997, Market City is a multi-cultural Marketplace located on the Southern end of Sydney’s Central Business District.

Market City (also called Haymarket) at Chinatown in Sydney AustraliaMarket City (also called Haymarket) at Chinatown in Sydney Australia

We’re now inside Market City looking for Breakfast!!

Yummy Looking Cakes, Muffins & Doughnuts in Market City (also called Haymarket) at Chinatown in Sydney Australia

Dear’s ordering our Breakfast :

Yummy Western Breakfast from J&D Gourmet Food Bar in Market City (also called Haymarket) at Chinatown in Sydney Australia

A huge plate of yummy delicious Western Breakfast (along with Apple Juice!!) which Dear & I shared :

Yummy Breakfast from J & D Gourmet Food Bar in Market City (also called Haymarket) in Sydney AustraliaMetro Light Rail at at Market City (also called Haymarket) - Chinatown in Sydney AustraliaExploring Sydney Chinatown & Market City (also called Haymarket) in Australia

Here’s a pic of Sydney’s Paddy’s Markets (at below large Arched Door Entrance) situated underneath Market City :

Shopping Famous Paddy's Markets in Sydney's Central Business Distrrict in AustraliaMetro Light Rail Tracks in Sydney Australia

Hey there’s Chinatown :

Exploring Sydney Chinatown opposite Market City (also called Haymarket) in Australia 

Below shows Sydney’s Chinatown Arch in Chinatown (the largest in Australia!) here across Market City. Sydney’s Chinatown is filled with restaurants, food stalls, noodle bars & grocers specialising in genuine Asian cuisines – Dear & I have fun time walking through them :)

Sydney's Chinatown Arch opposite Famous Paddy's Market at Market City (or Haymarket) in Australia Houseflies buzzing around Dear's covered Head at Market City (also called Haymarket) in Sydney Australia

Can you see the Houseflies (at least 2!!) on my head hahahaa!!!

Houseflies buzzing around Janetong at Market City (also called Haymarket) in Sydney Australia

Arhahahahhaaa still remember the Summer Houseflies buzzing around me (especially my head & face!!) when I was touring in Canberra, Australia.

But never thought they’d be here in Sydney City too, though Dear & I had been to Sydney each on our own before!! And I’ve lived in Geelong (in Victoria), & he in Brisbane (in Queensland), & we’ve toured many places in Australia during its Summer but still, there isn’t any Housefly around!!!

Now, below pic is Me on my very 1st Encounter with Aussie Summer Houseflies in Canberra, & I was just laughing away hahahahahaaa!! Can you see the Housefly on my right arm – guess my laughters scared the many rest away heheheeeee!!!

Summer Houseflies Buzzing Around Janetong in Canberra, Australia

Location Map of Famous Sydney’s Paddy’s Markets :

Location Map of Famous Paddy's Market in Sydney Chinatown, Australia Shopping at Famous Sydney's Paddy's Markets in Australia

Located in a large Warehouse Space, the Paddy’s Markets are the oldest & biggest traditional Markets of Sydney offering just about everything - clothes, shoes, souvenirs, bags, 2nd hand goods etc etc!!

WOW WOW here begins my long-awaited Shopping Spree at the Famous Sydney’s Paddy’s Marketsso many things to see, so many stalls to browse I’m just going wild right now hahahaaaa :)

Janetong Shopping at Famous Paddy's Market in Sydney Chinatown, Australia

There’s even a Fresh Produce - Fruits, Vegetables & Seafood Section here inside Paddy’s Markets :

Sydney's Famous Paddy's Market at Market City (also called Haymarket) in Australia Dear Buying Yummy Thick Long Hotdog Burger from Famous Paddy's Market in Sydney Chinatown, AustraliaYummy Thick Long Hotdog Burger from Famous Paddy's Market in Sydney Chinatown, Australia

Outside Paddy’s Markets now – we decided to bring our Shopping Bags back to our Hotel Room………………….

Dear shopping at Famous Paddy's Market in Sydney Chinatown, Australia

Now, let me show you all the Australian Souvenirs that we’ve just purchased from Paddy’s Markets :

Janetong's Australian Big & Small Bags purchased from Famous Paddy's Markets in Sydney AustraliaJanetong's Australian Souvenir Fury Koala Bags, Tissue Paper Box Cover, & Rubbish Bags purchased from Famous Paddy's Market in Sydney Chinatown, Australia Janetong's Koala & Kangaroo Key Rings & Australia Map Key Ring & Jewelry Box & Key purchased from Famous Paddy's Market in Sydney Chinatown, Australia

Heheheee by the look of my Aussie Souvenirs, I bet you know I love Koalas & Kangaroos!??!? YES I DO!!!

Koala is the only mammal which can survive on a diet of Eucalyptus (or Gum Leaves), & its name comes from an Aboriginal word meaning  ”No Drink“, cos Koala receives over 90% of its hydration from the Eucalyptus it eats. And Koala only drinks when it’s ill or during times when there’s not enough moisture in the leaves, such as during Droughts.

I simply adore this small Bear-like, tree-dwelling herbivorous marsupial – felt so happy when I first touched a Koala in Hervey Bay‘s Nature World in Queensland, Australia :

Janetong Touching Cutie Fury Koala (with Eucalyptus leaves or Gum Leaves) in Heryvey Bay, Australia

2 Australian Koalas with with Eucalyptus (or Gum Leaves) on Trees – NO TREE NO ME & “G’DAY” Australia Post Cards which I bought during my uni days :

Australian Marsupials (Koalas) with Eucalyptus (or Gum Leaves) - NO TREE NO ME Post Card from AustraliaAustralian Marsupials (Koalas) Eating Eucalyptus (or Gum Leaves) - NO TREE NO ME Post Card from Australia

My Hervey Nature Bay’s World – Australian Native Fauna Post Card :

Janetong's Hervey Bay's Nature World in Queensland, Australia Post Card purchased in November 1997

An Australian marsupial from the Family Macropodidae (macropods meaning “Large Foot” – the largest species of the Family), kangaroo is a National Symbol of Australia – its emblem used on the Australian Coat of Arms, on some Australian currency, as well as on some of Australia’s well known organisations, such as Qantas Airways.

The word “Kangaroo” is derived from the Guugu Yimithirr (an Australian Aboriginal Language) word “Gangurru” – referring to a Grey Kangaroo. And well, I 1st saw & fell in love with Kangaroos when I was in Perth (Western Australia) on my 1st ever Australian Trip with Mom & Dad :)

Janetong's first Encounter with Australian Kangaroo in Perth (Western Australia) during Family Holiday with Mom & Dad

Me in Victoria Australia on my first Uni trip :Janetong with Australian Kangaroo in Victoria Australia in 1997

With my Japanese Tour Mate Miko in Hervey Bay’s Nature World :

 Janetong with Japanese Tour Mate Miko among Australian Kangaroos in Hervey Bay's Nature World in Queensland Australia during Uni Summer Vacation in 1997

More beautiful Australian Souvenirs :

Janetong's Sydney Tea Tower & Australian 100 Dollar Bath Towel purchased from Famous Paddy's Market in Sydney Chinatown, AustraliaDear's Favourite Australian Homewear T-shirts from Famous Paddy's Market in Sydney Chinatown, Australia

Ahahahah never ever forgetting my favourite Souvenirs of all times whenever I travel – Australian Map with Sydney Opera House & Sydney Bridge Souvenir Fridge Magnets :

Janetong's Australian Map with Sydney Opera House & Sydney Brige Souvenir Fridge Magnets purchased from Famous Paddy's Markets in Sydney Australia

Australian Aborigines Holding Aboriginal Didgeridoo Souvenir Fridge Magnets :

Janetong's Australian Aborigines Souvenir Fridge Magnets from Famous Paddy's Markets in Sydney Australia

Aborigines are Australia’s indigenous Peopleoriginal inhabitants of the Australian Continent  & nearby Islands, & their Descendants who have migrated to Australia some 30 000 to 40 000 years ago.

Currently the Aborigines make up about 2.7% of the Australia’s population. And an Aboriginal Didgeridoo is a Wind Instrument developed by the Aborigines of Northern Australia some 1 500 years ago.

Now, I’m extremely excited upon finding a charming Aboriginal Figurine at Paddy’s Markets too, just at the last minute at the outside Stall before leaving the Markets - I simply adore it :)

Janetong's Australian Aborigines Souvenir Fridge Maget & Figurine purchased from Famous Paddy's Market in Sydney Chinatown, Australia

Well, that’s all for now from my Shopping Spree at the Famous Paddy’s Markets right here in Sydney :)

Whew both Dear & I are so tired having shopped (for a few hrs!!) & walked around Chinatown, Market City & Paddy’s Markets since morning upon our arrival here from Singapore!! But then we still wana go out again for lunch heheeee – See you all later okie :)

In the meantime, do enjoy my following Slideshow (that’s a pic of the Cutie Kola from Canberra which I touched!!) :

 

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