Oct 29 2009
It’s been exactly one week since I last blogged. I wonder if I can really sum up the week as brief as I want.
We left for Singapore last Thursday. We left home a bit earlier to send my MIL and FIL (who came to our place just the night before) to KLIA, for their flight back to Kota Bharu. They went to Melaka to visit some relatives (actually their SIL’s siblings) who were leaving for Haj. MIL & FIL came to KL after that, and DH bought the tickets for them to fly home. Sometimes I wonder… shouldn’t it be their daughter (in Melaka) who should be buying them those tickets? Ah… We can’t be too calculative, can we? )
Anyway, back to my diary. After sending them, we went to LCCT to check in for our Singapore flight. There was a couple of hours of waiting. I engrossed myself with this book:
I borrowed it from a colleague. The book belongs to her daughter.
We transited at Changi Airport. We later took a 10.30pm (abt that ime) Jetstar flight to Darwin.
We arrived at Darwin Airport at 4.30 am. Too early and too sleepy, we joined many others who were bunked at the airport lobby.
When the sun rose, we took a cab to our accommodation, the Barramundi Lodge.
That day we only managed to have a brief walk at the Esplanade, and later a visit to Woolworths to get some food stuff.
On Saturday we took a day-tour to Kakadu National Park, another Unesco World Heritage Site.
Crocs on the road?
It was a great outing – saw some ancient aboriginal paintings, did a bit of hiking, got loads of stories and knowledge from our coach driver cum guide, Greg.
We also took a 1.5 hour cruise down the Yellow Water and South Alligator River, visiting the wetlands there. That was the first time I saw so many (almost 20, I think) of crocodiles in their natural habitat (not in captivity).
Lots of birds too, where some are native to Australia.
We came back to the lodge at 8pm, fully knackered!
The next morning, we walked to the main square (at least 3km round trip from our lodge). The Global Green Challenge 2009 would be flagged of that morning. We came to know just a couple of days prior to our departure that UNITEN was sending a team, so we looked forward to seeing them. What we found out was that apart from UNITEN, University Malaya also sent a team. Please visit DH’s entries to see more pix:
Yesterday, the Tokai University (Japan) team completed the 3000km race (Darwin -> Adelaide) and emerged the champion, while others are still struggling to finish the race.
After seeing the cars off, we went back to our room, took showers, packed our hand carried bags, and headed straight for the Airport. Our flight was delayed due to plane being grounded. We arrived in Changi just in time to check in for our KL flight. Luckily we didn’t have any check-in baggage! We also had to forgo the plan to have dinner at the airport.
When we landed at LCCT, it was past 10.40pm. We stopped at a mamak outlet near our home to buy our delayed dinner of nasi lemak!
Om Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday I was busy with trainings.
Only today I manage to find some time (and energy!) to blog!
BTW, both Aina and I finished reading the above novel before we arrived home!