Melbourne Accommodation - Yellow Door House

Nahhhhhh, nahhhhhh amik entry paling dinanti. Hehehe. Cerita tentang rumah cantik yang kami sewa di Melbourne.


It all started from Google. Cari sana, cari sini, then short listed few properties akhirnya kami sepakat pilih Yellow Door House ni. I dah summarized-kan important info as below:

  • Owner's Email: jayne@buttercreative.com.au
  • Date: 6th May 2014 (check-in 2pm) - 11th May 2014 (check-out 6pm)
  • Total Cost: AUD$1760 + Security Deposit AUD$350 (refundable)
  • Total Pax: 6 Adults + 5 Kids
  • Location: Coburg (approximately 15 minutes to Melbourne CBD)

From this area, kalau tak ada kereta pun, still senang nak naik train or tram from Sydney Rd. And the most important thing is ada halal butchery and Asian grocery store nearby the place. 

Paling win ialah jalan kaki sampai Woolworths. Sejengkal dari rumah. *biasalah, I'ollz ni orang Malaysia yang jakun* haha. Memang best gila beli bahan masak dekat sini. :P Ada Coles jugak tapi tak masuk pun, sebab Woolies pun dah melaghakan.


4 bedrooms (with double bed each room) and 2 bathrooms. All beds are made up with soft fluffy cotton bedsheets, towels provided in each room and ada wooden cot as well. Basically rumah ni memang sesuai untuk family groups. High chair and toys sebakul penuh semua dia sediakan.







Open plan kitchen and well stocked with all the essentials. Oven, microwave, gas stove, fridge, dishwasher, rice cooker dan semualah periuk belanga and pinggan apa semua provided. Lengkap. Siap ada Nespresso coffee machine and pods lagi ok. Sambil masak sambil joget dekat dapur haaa gitu.






Living room tak besar sangat but in fair size to accommodate our group. Leather sofa, arm chairs, HD TV with FOXTEL Platinum package and yes, yang paling penting ada WIFI. Yang sangat laju speed dia. Hehe.







Outdoor kita orang tak merasa sangat sebab sejuk gilakan, dah kenapa nak gigih ber-BBQ semua pulak hehe. Kalau time Spring ke haih, memang layan la lepak luar rumah ni. Buat photoshoot ke, sebab cantik sangat!




Washing machine and dryer pun ada, siap sabun and softener semua. Basically memang tema dia "make yourself at home" lah. Semuaaaa ada. Vacuum pun ada kalau gigih nak kemas rumah hehehe. Iron and iron board of course ada jugak.


In conclusion kita orang happy sangat dapat stay sini. Semua serba lengkap and kereta pun boleh parking je depan rumah. Tak ada masalah. Eh silap bukan kereta, tapi van haha. Dah 11 orang kan. Kids age 2 & 3 kami sewa carseat and yang age 4 and above semua duduk atas booster seat. 

Kita sambung next entry ok? Day 1 Melbourne *doakan kerajinan Shilashower untuk terus menulis blog* hehe.

Toodles!


Disneyland Hong Kong - Part 5

Part last, lepas ni boleh sambung cerita Melbourne pulak, especially cerita rumah Yellow Door tu hehe.


Hari last ni takde buat apa pun, pagi tu pergi breakfast dekat Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel. Kita orang stay dekat Disney's Hollywood Hotel, so kena naik shuttle bus pergi Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel. Tak jauh mana pun, cuma kalau dengan budak-budak nak menapak tu memerlukan ketabahan jugak. Lainlah kalau honeymoon, memang romantik sangat jalan berdua dalam area Disney park hehe.

I dah booked upfront untuk "character dining - breakfast package", tapi due to some Halal issues in Enchanted Garden Restaurant, Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel kami tak makan pun dekat situ. Hewhewhewhew. I'm not going to elaborate further on this, sebab kecoh issue halal dekat Insta dulu hehehe. Sensitive kalau tersalah cakap, lagi pun kita semua dewasa so Inshaallah masing-masing cukup bijak untuk mencari yang Halal.

Cuma masa kami masuk tu manager in charge datang explain that the restaurant was not Halal certified. Ada few things dia explain about suppliers, kitchen and ada apatah lagi, so we decided better not. Tapi dah bayar beratus kot, so masuk je lah tunggu characters datang dekat table untuk bergambar. At least tak payah beratur panjang-panjang macam dalam park tu la hehehe.






INFO

2 Halal-certified restaurants inside the park:

  • Tahitian Terrace in Adventureland
  • Explorer's Club Restaurant in Mystic Point


Halal-certified food is available upon request at these hotel restaurants:

  • Chef Mickey at Disney's Hollywood Hotel
  • Studio Lounge at Disney's Hollywood Hotel
  • Walt's Cafe at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel
  • Room Service at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Lepas dah habis bergambar dengan semua characters, kita orang pusing-pusing Disneyland hotel tu kejap, masuk Disney store dia lagi (dan lagi dan lagi dan lagiiiii) then balik bilik and get ready to check-out.


Perut lapar sebab tak breakfast, so kami lunch dekat Studio Lounge, Disney's Hollywood Hotel. Halal, alhamdulillah.

TAPI. Waiting time for foods to be prepared adalah dalam 45 minit jugak haha. So kena bertenang. Sebab dia cakap foods prepared upon request, different kitchen, nak defrost and masak semua, so yeah approximately 45 minutes gituuu. Sabar je lah, apa je lagi option yang ada sebab perut dah lapar. Taste wise ok lah boleh makan, not an awful taste. Walaupun tekak mengimpikan perisa kari seperti di restauran Nasi Kandar hehe.



Settle semua, perut pun dah kenyang, kami pun tawaf lagi area hotel. One last round, posing amik gambar buat kenangan, guna iPhone je pun. Kalau sapa ada DSLR tu untunglahhhhh, konfem dapat banyak shot cantik-cantik sebab kawasan Disney's Hollywood Hotel ni memang menarik. Kita orang ni, level guna camera iPhone je hehe.















Ok, dah la kot. Rasanya tu je la cerita dia ahahaha. Mahaplah, takde story-mory-morning-glory melawat kawasan pelancongan lain. Memang datang sini semata-mata untuk Disneyland saja. Big Boss bagi green light, ok kan je lah, dari sambut new year melangut dekat balcony rumah mengadap KL skyline tu.


So kita sambung nanti ok? Edisi Melbourne pulak. :)



Disneyland Hong Kong - Part 4

Part 2nd last, almost there and nak habis dah. Yeay!

Lepas ni more to come. Melbourne (yang paling orang kejar dekat whatsapp and email haha), Singapore, Paris and Brussels. Hover. Tapi nak buat macam mana, kerja untuk jalan. So kerja kerja kerja, lepas tu jalan. Lepas tu kerja lagi, then jalan. Ulanglah selagi Allah beri kudrat. 

Ok, Hong Kong ni kami pergi tak lama pun, sebab ingat lagi masa ni my husband memang busy gile sampai tak nampak slot kosong dalam schedule dia. Yang ada masa New Year tu je and memang dia tak ada alasan nak kerja sebab obviously orang lain pun cuti sama. And since budak-budak pun asyik request Disneyland trip (pengaruh iklan Disney Junior la ni) we decided to surprise them with this.

Not a properly planned trip;  everything was a last minute arrangement. Having said that, kita memang tak jalan langsung pusing HK City. Memang mula-mula ingat boleh jugak nak squeeze in night visit ke apa tapi the crowd was unbearable, New Year kan so we scratch off the list.


First night tu kami keluar pergi City. We took train from Disney Resort station to Tsim Sha Tsui station. 

Disney Resort - Sunny Bay - Lai King - Tsim Sha Tsui


Memang hop on hop off trains, nak rasa naik train Mickey punya pasal gigihkan jugak. Ikutkan Mat Kown, dia nak naik cab sampai terus destinasi :P Tapi sampai Tsim Sha Tsui tu pun sesat tah ke mana haha sebab dia banyak exit. Even the initial plan nak cari Avenue of Stars semua tak jadi sebab orang pun ramai sangat, nak cari jalan pun dah tak tentu hala, quite windy and cold so macam tak sesuai la keadaan tu nak jalan dengan budak-budak.








Datang pun sebab nak relax and tak nak kelam kabut, so we ditched the Avenue of Stars, Symphony of Lights, Harbour City and tah apa lagi. Tsim Sha Tsui ni memang main area full of tourist attractions and malls. In fact, many other main streets also radiate from here. Nathan Road tu main road la dekat area ni and a lot of Halal eateries can be found here.



Malam tu kami dinner dekat Ziafat Restaurant. Short walking distance lepas keluar dari train station Tsim Sha Tsui tu. Tapi maaf I tak dapat nak review foods dia sebab obviously dah terlalu lama trip ni and I pun dah tak ingat what was the experience dining in there. Tapi sebab takde ingat yang buruk, so rasa semua ok lah kot, sedap je lah. Tengah sejuk kan hehe. Tapi restaurant dia sempit sikit la, maybe sebab dalam Hong Kong, jenis semua tempat small square ft je.





Haha macam takde activity kan? Memang pun. :P

Last day pergi Citygate Outlet. Closely located to HK Disneyland. Lepas checkout pukul 12pm, simpan bag then naik teksi pergi Citygate Outlet. Dalam 10 minit dah sampai. Kalau nak naik train, dia turun dekat Tun Chung train station. The same area untuk orang naik cable car pergi Ngong Ping tu.


Outlet ni so so je. Rasa macam not so cheap jugak. Reduced price katanya, but I don't feel much different than KL.  Nak cari kids tees pun, sehelai jadi RM50 jugak, might as well I beli from Osh Kosh, Old Navy apa semua tu kan. Decent but don't expect too much of super cheap bargains. Memang nan hado. Kalau tak datang pun tak rugi sangat kot, unless you plan to naik cable car and melawat Ngong Ping tu hehehe...Tempat makan halal takda, masa tu lah, not sure now kalau dah ada. So kami balik makan dekat Studio Lounge, Disney's Hollywood Hotel.


















Wajib masuk SASA cari benda ni. 


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