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 Australia – smiling Me holding a pretty handmade handpainted Coconut Husk Batik clothed Doll in a local Souvenirs Shop :
Look at the so tall so lovely huge Sunflowers at Terminal 1 :
My Dear Dear - Hmmmm we’re finally on our way to our Dream Secret Getaway……………………
Supper Time onboard our British Airways- Qantas Airways Flight QF320 from Singapore to Sydney :
Dear & I slept a little (in between watching nice Infight Movies!!) overnight from Singapore – now it’s :
GOOD MORNING beautiful Sunshine sky……………….
We finally landed on Sydney’s Kingsford Smith International Airport Terminal 1 after 7hrs 20mins Flight from Singapore………………………
Map of Australia :
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.
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
We checked into Pacific International Hotel Room 525 :
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.
We’re now inside Market City looking for Breakfast!!
Dear’s ordering our Breakfast :
A huge plate of yummy delicious Western Breakfast (along with Apple Juice!!) which Dear & I shared :
Here’s a pic of Sydney’s Paddy’s Markets (at below large Arched Door Entrance) situated underneath Market City :
Hey there’s Chinatown :
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
Can you see the Houseflies (at least 2!!) on my head hahahaa!!!
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!!!
Location Map of Famous Sydney’s Paddy’s Markets :
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 Markets – so many things to see, so many stalls to browse I’m just going wild right now hahahaaaa
There’s even a Fresh Produce - Fruits, Vegetables & Seafood Section here inside Paddy’s Markets :
Outside Paddy’s Markets now – we decided to bring our Shopping Bags back to our Hotel Room………………….
Now, let me show you all the Australian Souvenirs that we’ve just purchased from Paddy’s Markets :
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 :
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 :
My Hervey Nature Bay’s World – Australian Native Fauna Post Card :
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
With my Japanese Tour Mate Miko in Hervey Bay’s Nature World :
More beautiful Australian Souvenirs :
Ahahahah never ever forgetting my favourite Souvenirs of all times whenever I travel – Australian Map with Sydney Opera House & Sydney Bridge Souvenir Fridge Magnets :
Australian Aborigines Holding Aboriginal Didgeridoo Souvenir Fridge Magnets :
Aborigines are Australia’s indigenous People – original 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
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!!) :