Barossa Valley, Australia 2009

[Note: Last entry for my Melbourne and Adelaide trip!]

A day after the wedding, Joe and Vivian brought us to the Barossa Valley, a place well known for its vineyards.


The drive there took us less than an hour. However, we reached there quite late and our only available choice was Jacob’s Creek.

Wine tasting was free and a menu was provided to us to choose our wines.

Some tasted good and some tasted terrible. One even tasted like tit tar chau (Chinese medicated oil, usually used to rub bruises).

If it taste bad…spit it heree..heehee

My personal favourite is the moscato, a sweet sparkling white wine best served chilled.

Sparkling red Shiraz. I’m not a big fan of red wine though. It all happened when I downed a bottle and had it coming out from my nose.

Other than wine tasting, the place also offers a scenic and picturesque wine of the vineyard and its hilly surroundings.

After Jacob’s Creek, we made a trip to the Whispering Wall. The Whispering Wall is actually a reservoir by the name Barossa Reservoir.

If you stand at one end of the dam, you can actually heard the voice of another person clearly at the other end. It was as if the person is standing next to you!

Dont put your ears too close to the wall otherwise you will get these creepy crawlies into your ears.

The end!

Melbourne & Adelaide, 2009 – Overview

Happy New Year peeps! To begin my first 2010 entry, I shall post about my Australia trip 😀

My 2 weeks trip to Australia was very enjoyable. The purpose of the trip was to attend Jo and Viv’s wedding in Adelaide. Since I got many friends in Melbourne, I decided to drop by Melbourne. The last time I was there was in 2002. The place changed a lot.

Flinders Street Station didn’t change one bit except for the foyer.

I stayed with weichen in Melbourne and at Viv’s place in Adelaide. Many thanks to them for their kindness especially weichen who picked me and sent me to the airport numerous times.

Many of my Malaysian friends migrated to Melbourne. Those who I hung out with in Melbourne were either my old clubbing kakis or climbing kakis.

The gang

A came a day later than me and she only spent 2 days in Melbourne. I brought her around to shop before we flew off to Adelaide for Jo & Viv’s wedding.

Adelaide, to me, is a quiet and tranquil place. The city is small compared to Melbourne and there is nothing much to see there. However, our trip to Barossa Valley was quite enjoyable. We managed to visit Jacob’s Creek and the Whispering Wall.

Jacob’s Creek

The wedding started off with a traditional ‘chip san leong’ ceremony with a little bit of Vietnamese twist (Viv is Vietnamese). Thereafter, there was a church ceremony.

Got Siew Chu!

The wedding dinner was held in a small ballroom. A and I were MCs for the night. This time round, I didn’t scream yamseng too loud until the whole floor went quiet.

A went back to KL after our Adelaide trip. I stayed back in Melbourne for another week. I managed to climb twice at Lactic Factory and also made a trip down to Fort Nepean with Gavin.

Fort Nepean!

I also managed to try out a few good restaurants and went to some places that I didn’t visit when I was in Melbourne in 2002.


Inside the State Library

Didn’t try GayLord though

Stay tuned for details!