Taste of Malaysia Cuisine

There are so many delicious Malaysian food in Kota Kinabalu Sabah that you should try when you visit in the future. I’m highly recommended for you to have a taste these delicious Malaysian cuisine. I will be listed with information in the following.

1) Rice Noodles Fish Soup

Rice Noodles Fish Soup

There are so many type of rice noodles fish soup in Kota Kinabalu Sabah Malaysia. Some of them is Singaporean style and some of them is Malaysian style. It is the best to try Malaysian style in Malaysia. According to the picture above, i tried this Malaysian cuisine, the rice noodles fish soup in the Horizon Hotel Asian Restaurant at Kota Kinabalu Sabah Malaysia. The taste is very delicious, and the taste is more like tomatoes soup which is very healthy. It is cost me around RM15. Some of the restaurant put the coconut milk which would be very milky. This portion is quite big and it is one person meals. I have been trying around the Malaysian cuisine and this is the only one rice noodles fish soup that i do highly recommended for you to have a try in the Horizon Hotel Asian Restaurant.

2) Dimsum

When you intend to travel to Kota Kinabalu Malaysia in the future, the best restaurant to have dimsum are Horizon Hotel Asian Restaurant, Wong Kwok Restaurant and the E-west restaurant. Both of their food is very delicious. I love the yam bun from the E-west restaurant and it’s cost around RM5.50 which is pretty cheap. The horizon hotel Asian Restaurant and Wong Kwok Restaurant dimsum are more crispy which i love it very much.

3) Black Bean Sauce Pork Ribs Noodle

I would highly recommended you to have a try this delicious breakies in Kota Kinabalu Sabah Malaysia. They only have this breakies meal which will be come with a cup of coffee or tea. I had this breakies from the E-west restaurant as well. This breakfast cost is RM11, but if you requested a fried one like me shown in the picture woukd be RM13. The cheapest breakfast is RM10 which is also come with a cup of coffee or tea. They have breakfast such as BBQ Pork dry noodles, Sa Bo noodles, Yellow wine chicken noodles, Western breakies and many others delicious foodies.

4) Pork Ribs and Cream Butter Prawn Dish

This is the main dishes you have to try when you visit Kota Kinabalu Sabah Malaysia. I had this foodies from the Wong Kwok Restaurant. It is located in the Suria Sabah Shopping Centre Ground level. They have a lot of dishes such as fried chicken, fried rice noodles, fried rice, Japanese tofu, Honey Chicken, Cream Butter Chicken, German Pork leg, Claypot Tofu and many other tasty food. I had try lot of different dishes and all of them are very yummy. I love to eat their Pork Ribs dishes and the Cream Butter Prawn dishes. The pork ribs dish is taste very crispy which i love it and the cream butter prawn is really creamy. Both of the dishes are very delicious and it is worth to have a try. The dishes cost around RM25 each dish but depend on which dish you order.

To conclude, make sure you try them when you visit in the future. It is taste very delicious. You will love it just like i do. Stay tune on my food tourism blog 🙂

A Story of The Moon

In ancient China, every spring and autumn, the emperors would hold sacrifice ceremonies, Spring Festival Day, Autumn Festival Month, so some people say that the origin of the Mid-Autumn Festival should be derived from the autumn moon sacrifice ceremony.


In addition to the Moon God’s birthday, the Mid-Autumn Festival is also the birthday of the god of the earth, which is widely believed by the people. When the 15th coincides with the full moon, Chinese people often use the full moon to symbolize reunion, so many foreign wanderers will also take advantage of this day.  Home and family reunion. The Moon, the protagonist of the Mid-Autumn Festival, is one of many ancient legends, and myths such as Chang’e Flying to the Moon, Wu Gang’s Attacking Gui, and Jade Rabbit Pounding Medicine are widely spread.

Change to the moon
More than 4,000 years ago, there was a violent king in a poor country-Hou Yi. In order to be immortal, he found the elixir of life, but his wife Chang’e did not make people in poor countries suffer. Hou Yi’s long-term brutal rule, so he secretly swallowed these medicines. I didn’t expect Chang’e to fly lightly, and gradually flew to the moon, and lived in Guanghan Palace. From then on, Chang’e was revered as the moon God, And because the day of flying to the moon happened to be August 15th, posterity worshipped the Moon God on this day every year.

Wu Gang Fagui

According to legend, Wu Gang was originally a woodcutter who lived in the mortal world. Because he was obsessed with the way of becoming immortal all day long, he abandoned the righteous cause. The Emperor knew about this. The Emperor was very angry, so he was detained in the Moon Palace and told him  “If you cut down the laurel tree, I will give you a spell.” So Wu Gang kept cutting down the laurel tree, but because the laurel tree would automatically heal, no matter how hard Wu Gang tried, he couldn’t cut it down.

The Legend of Jade Rabbit Making Medicine

There are three gods, who are transformed into three decent people, begging foxes, monkeys and rabbits for food, foxes and monkeys all take out food to help people, but only rabbits don’t have it, and then the rabbit tells the people “You eat me”, Jumped into the fire, and the gods were so touched, they sent the rabbit to Guanghan Palace to become a jade rabbit. After that, the jade rabbit accompanied Chang’e in the Guanghan Palace and made the medicine for longevity.

Occasional Food

Homemade Mooncake, I made for myself 😂

The custom of eating mooncakes during the Mid-Autumn Festival was actually handed down from the Yuan Dynasty, and it was initiated by Berwin. At that time, the people of the Central Plains was ruled by the Yi tribe, so they decided to initiate an uprising against the rule of the Mongols. Suffering from the lack of channels, the clever Berwin spread the plague outside, asking everyone to buy mooncakes to eat to avoid disasters. When they opened the food, they found the “August 15th Night Uprising” note hidden in the mooncakes, and the people responded. In one fell swoop to overthrow the Mongolian rule, the custom of eating moon cakes during the Mid-Autumn Festival was passed down.

Rappefruit
Since the pronunciation of grapefruit is the same as “Yoko”, it has auspicious meanings, and it is the abundant production period around the Mid-Autumn Festival, so it has become an inevitable fruit for the Mid-Autumn Festival.  In the Yilan area, the quality of Dongshan’s Wendan pomelo is widely praised, juicy and delicious, and mouthwatering

On my upcoming blog, i will share with human being about the type of mooncake, the favour as well as how it taste like. Different country have a diferent type of mooncake. Stay tune world 🙂

阿拉倫植物園 (Araluen Botanic Park)

由於 COVID-19 這個病毒而造成的旅行限制是可以理解的。 您仍然可以開始為將來的旅行計劃做計劃。 您打算將來訪問澳大利亞嗎? 還是您想從澳大利亞某個地方去珀斯旅遊? 我正在分享最佳景點之一和美麗的花園,您會很喜歡它,它的名字叫阿拉倫植物園

首先,阿拉倫植物園可以是花園或公園。 沒什麼大不同哒。


阿拉倫植物園概述

阿拉倫植物園(Araluen Botanic Park)是一個非凡的花園,坐落在令人嘆為觀止的美麗灌木叢中。 漫步在遍布巨大石柱和蔭涼涼棚涼棚的露台上的石頭小徑上。 查看位於每個花園區的大約 1930 年的小木屋,並在指示牌上了解珀斯的遺產和歷史。 該開發花園位於澳大利亞本土灌木叢內 59 公頃內,佔地 14 公頃,分佈於各個地區。 每個區都有各種外來植物物種,它們在勞力士珀斯山丘陵涼爽的微氣候中繁盛。 作為每年春季舉行的年度鬱金香節而聞名,在那裡,超過 100,000 個鬱金香鱗莖為成千上萬的遊客聚集了最壯觀的表演,他們蜂擁一瞥,並在彩色背景下捕捉 “最佳” 自拍照。

關於阿拉倫的一些令人興奮但鮮為人知的事實是,公園擁有令人難以置信的令人印象深刻的國際認可的茶花收藏。 西澳大利亞州最大的玫瑰收藏品,包含大約 1800 年代的原始遺產玫瑰品種。 最好在春末至夏末觀看。 當我們進入秋天的幾個月時,茶玫瑰和許多其他瑰麗的花朵盛開,這是享受茶玫瑰種類繁多的最佳時機。 斯汀頓溪(Stinton Creek)一年四季都在公園內流動,北至南流,最後流入坎寧大壩。 這是參觀阿拉魯恩植物園的真正特徵,並且從各種步行橋上可以找到許多攝影機會。

總體而言,公園在桉樹,馬里和黑樹的起伏波動的自然背景中繁茂,在花開的花叢中藏有山龍眼,草木和人蕨,這是一種感官體驗。

阿拉倫(Araluen)開花什麼?
公園和花園 (植物區系)

阿拉倫(Araluen)是享譽國際的花園,其中包括茶花和玫瑰等特定物種。  2012年,國際茶花協會(ICS)在其 “茶花卓越花園” 計劃下認可了阿拉倫。 同樣,阿拉倫(Araluen)的《茶玫瑰》(Tea Roses)也受到備受推崇的美國《羅莎·蒙迪(Rosa Mundi)》雜誌的好評。  2008 年春夏版本將阿拉倫稱為“……世界上最好的茶玫瑰收藏之一……”

自 1990 年以來,阿拉倫植物園基金會(Araluen Botanic Park Foundation)一直照料樹木,清除了入侵性物種,例如黑色和銀色的荊棘,紫藤,並不斷根除和控制黑莓,新娘和澳大利亞的蔓草。

阿拉倫繼續每年種植涼爽的氣候樹木和植物,以擴大不尋常樹木的多樣性,供遊客體驗。

阿拉倫的秋天榮耀

阿拉倫植物園的秋色是公園的另一個重要景點。 在公園的庇護環境中,可以種植許多落葉樹和灌木,這些灌木和灌木會在涼爽的氣候下產生典型的花園秋色。

落葉喬木和灌木通過在秋天脫落葉子(稱為 “脫落”)來保護自己免受寒冷侵害。 在秋天開始的三月和四月,黑暗的長度增加後,這些植物便開始從葉中撤出所有對未來生長必不可少的營養素,糖和其他植物化學物質。 它們被保存並存儲在植物的根部和木質部分中,以在春季使用,因為這些植物中的許多在開花後才開花。 並非所有的顏料都可以從葉片結構中抽出,剩餘的顏料可能會使某些葉片在最終掉落之前顯示出鮮豔的色彩。 並非所有的落葉樹都具有這些顏色。 有些只是掉下來之前變成棕色。 其他人可能會變成紅色,紫色以及許多黃色,金色和橙色陰影。

您可能還會注意到某些玫瑰花上有彩色的臀部,儘管只有少數玫瑰花會在葉子上產生秋天的顏色。

樹木什麼時候變色呢?遺傳學在葉片落下的時機和季節早期至晚期的物種序列中起著重要作用。 一些人在4月初丟掉了葉子,而另一些人則在5月下旬甚至6月上色之前握著綠色的葉子。

那天氣如何呢?天氣會影響顯示的強度和持續時間。 天氣乾燥乾燥,夜晚寒冷和白天涼爽時,會產生最佳色彩。 公園裡的溫度,尤其是晚上和清晨,足夠冷,可以觸髮色彩形成。 但是,在大風潮濕的天氣中,通常在樹木顯色或保留之前就將葉子從樹木上吹下來。 因此,根據雨季的不同,季節中的顏色可能會有所不同,並且某些年份的顯示效果可能會更好。

請記住,這是最有可能使樹木著色的一般指示,而不是強度或時間的保證。下面僅列出了主要樹木,但其他許多樹木和灌木可能會根據天氣顯示各種顏色。

玫瑰在阿拉倫

阿拉倫(Araluen)有各種各樣的玫瑰。 玫瑰種植在澳大利亞叢林地中,生長在 jarrah,marri 和草木等本地植被中,而不是作為正式的玫瑰園。 這是它如此獨特的原因之一。

在 2000 年種植了許多玫瑰。這些玫瑰現已成熟,並提供了壯觀的展示,特別是在 10 月下旬和 11 月初。  Araluen Rose 花園以其世界一流的Tea Rose 系列而聞名,其中包括 Alister Clark 玫瑰的大量收藏以及許多春季開花品種。

在 1930 年代,瑪格麗特·西蒙斯(Margaret Simons)紀念涼亭上種了玫瑰花,並在附近建立了當時流行的現代玫瑰花床。 在 1990 年代,對這些玫瑰花園進行了翻新,並建立了新的玫瑰花園。

整個公園都有玫瑰! 現在,整個公園都發現了玫瑰。 在 “遺忘之墓” 附近,擺放著一張 1930 年原始玫瑰花床,並配以 Iceberg,Gruss aachen 和 Rugosas 床。

在 Round House 附近,Felicias 和 Seafoam 的玫瑰看起來很壯觀。 在木屋希利(Chalet Healy)咖啡館旁,大衛·奧斯丁玫瑰(David Austin Roses)的床鋪以及許多著名的古老傳統玫瑰,在春季處於最佳狀態。 較古老的玫瑰品種 “ R.foetida” 的鮮黃色脫穎而出。 卡贊利克(Kazanlik)(在香水界聞名的玫瑰)也在這裡。 苔蘚玫瑰,其不尋常和芬芳的萼片,增加了人們的興趣。

玫瑰品種呢? 玫瑰花園頂上種類最多。 在這裡,有空間讓植物充分發揮潛力,其中一些已經變成了巨大的開花灌木。 在 1920 年代,著名的澳大利亞念珠手 Alister Clark 開始繁殖玫瑰,這些玫瑰將在我們溫暖的氣候下全年開花。 玫瑰園裡有茶玫瑰的例子,其中許多花都是一年四季開花的,法國起源的 Gallica 玫瑰,錦緞,阿爾巴斯和現代灌木玫瑰。

山茶花在阿拉倫植物園

阿拉倫植物園(Araluen Botanic Park)中有超過 330 種山茶花植物,大約有 230 個不同的品種和種類。 這些數字將被修改,因為最近的購買包括至少 40 個新品種,一旦它們被種植,驗證,編碼和定位,就將添加到記錄中。 該茶花系列被國際茶花協會認可為國際茶花園。

澳大利亞:早期的定居者在定居的早期將山茶花帶到了新南威爾士州,麥克阿瑟家族培育了今天仍在花園中種植的新山茶花。

西澳大利亞州:在西澳大利亞州,早期的先驅者帶來了許多花園和生產性植物,其中至少包括一些在早期房屋和農場周圍種植的山茶花。

澳大利亞山茶花記載到 1936 年,珀斯的紐曼苗圃是第一個出售和繁殖各種山茶花的苗圃。 主人查爾斯·紐曼(Charles A Newman)在公園裡繁殖了許多山茶花,其中有幾朵。

珀斯地區通常地中海氣候嚴酷,夏季炎熱乾燥,風很大。  阿拉倫植物園在達令山脈的避風谷內擁有自己的小氣候。 在山谷的最深處,日出較晚,日落較早,除最強風外,所有風都在灌木叢的頂部偏轉。 冬季,沿著斯坦頓河(Stinton Creek)的北至南山谷的溫度要低幾個攝氏度,包括霜凍,即使在最極端的日子,樹木下的夏季熱量也能提供更多的保護。

有機肥料,專門用於茶花和其他耐酸植物,於三月和十月開花後施用。在整個炎熱乾燥的夏季,所有山茶大多都是由公園水壩的滴頭系統網狀形成的,有時始於 10 月,一直持續到 4 月開始降雨(希望如此)。

茶花僅在必要時修剪,以去除枯死或損壞的樹枝或路徑上的樹枝,因為它們已經種植了足夠的空間來生長和展示花朵,即使數十年後也是如此。茶花一般不會受到病蟲害的嚴重影響,儘管據疫病菌認為,山茶的偶然自發死亡仍然令人擔憂。

最早的花朵在茶花(Camellia sasanqua)品種上,開始於四月,一直持續到六月。 它們與整個公園鮮豔鮮豔的秋葉的展示相吻合。 種植最廣泛的是日本山茶(Camellia japonica)品種,具體取決於品種,可能最早在5月開始,但大部分在6月至9月開花。 較晚的開花品種主要是網紋山茶花 ,最後一朵花通常在十月完成。

公園裡有一個活動,有時包括夏季音樂會,學校放假期間的兒童活動以及每個月的最後一個星期日的公園藝術。 阿拉倫植物園(Araluen Garden)擁有輝煌的歷史。 它由青年澳大利亞聯盟於 1929 年建立,最初用作度假公園,直到今天仍然散發著舊時代的魅力和氛圍。

公園的設施包括小木屋茶室和禮品店。 在冬季,室內將點燃烈火。

觀鳥者

棲息地,阿拉倫(Araluen)的獨特環境提供了適合許多不同鳥類的多種棲息地,從而為它們提供了庇護所,巢穴,多種食物來源和永久水。 有些人是居民,有些人季節性訪問,而另一些人偶爾通過。

棲息地的元素包括:

許多公頃的賈拉-瑪里森林,灌木叢茂密,林木茂密,露頭露頭

斯廷頓溪(Stinton Creek),大部分河岸附近都有茂密的覆蓋物,但有一些更開闊的區域。 水,岩石和永久性水池

花園床,配有各種高度不同的外來和本地植物,夏季成網狀的草坪和水域

不屬於自然灌木叢的捕食者很少

很少使用可能傷害鳥類的農藥

一年中的大部分時間都沒有受到打擾。 總有一個安全的地方。

在阿拉倫哪裡可以看到他們呢? 在整個公園內都可以看到鳥類,但是建議以下特別好的區域以便於觀察:

從木屋出發的輪廓道,穿過玫瑰花園,毗鄰的灌木叢,韋斯特雷克大橋和小河,通常是幾種食蟲鳥

草坪區域及其與 Mary Hargreaves Pergola 相鄰的邊緣-鳥類喜歡安全,陽光充足的開放空間

從入口停車場一直到 Stinton Creek,再經過 Stinton Creek,Roundhouse 然後向上游一直延伸到 Forest View

入場費

這次訪問有入場費,每人僅花費 $ 10 澳元,這是足夠的。 這個阿拉倫植物園比國王公園植物園還大。 您可以在這裡看到比國王公園更多的花園和公園,尤其是五顏六色的花朵部分讓我感到驚訝 😂😃😆

巴瑟尔頓栈桥(Busselton Jetty)和瑪格麗特河 (Margaret river) 一日游

未來有计划和打算去西澳洲的朋友們,记得要關注我喔! 歡迎來到巴瑟尔頓一日游啦!

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第一站: 巴瑟尔頓栈桥(Busselton Jetty

來到西澳洲這里,就是要体验一下。今天要跟大家簡单介紹一個在西澳洲里的一個很著名的旅游景点就是叫做巴瑟尔頓栈桥(Busselton Jetty). 這個地方位于西澳大利亚州西海岸中部的滨海小城巴瑟尔頓(Busselton). 巴瑟尔頓栈桥是南半球最長的木制栈桥,全長1841米,上面還有火車轨道,可以行走也可以坐小火車往返。是近期被真人秀节目带火的景点。

在海浪下面,你可以进入水下覌察站 (Underwater Observatory) 或穿上装备去潜水,覌赏澳大利亚最好的人工礁群。

巴塞尔頓 (Busselton) 两次被评為西澳大利亚州的最佳旅游城市,距离瑪格丽特河葡萄酒产區 (Margaret River Wine Region) 仅幾步之遥,從珀斯 (Perth) 南下開車到那儿只需 2 小时 40 分钟,乘坐飛機仅需 50 分鍾,所以這個地方你可没有理由錯過。

其标志性的文化遗产栈桥最初建于 1865 年,購買一張票即可前往巴瑟尔顿栈桥 (Busselton Jetty),并坐車到达最远处。

沿着這個長堤一直走向大海,印度洋的海水就在脚下,风景如画,尤其是日落更是美不胜收,网传台灣艺人徐若瑄的婚纱照也曾在此取景,也有网传宫崎骏就是來這里旅行時,被栈桥上的火車触發了创作灵感,把海中火車這個独特的概念运用到《千与千寻》的创作中。

在巴瑟尔頓栈桥的尽頭处,有一個海下水族馆,大概有三层楼高,透过11个窗口,可以参覌到澳洲特有的珊瑚礁和色彩斑斓的鱼类。感覺好像海底世界一样。

簡单來説,跟团到巴瑟尔頓一日游都是有包了入門票。租車的朋友們,自费每人付澳元 $4,并不貴的。我當天去玩的時侯,就感覺好好玩,我推荐你們坐小火車往下单程跑,然后回程的時侯,可以行走回到前門。本國人來到這個地方是為了钓鱼。這個是游客的地方,游客來到這里是為了覌看景点。

成人小火車票价是 $14澳元,儿童(3-14岁)是 $8.5澳元;家庭(2大2小) 的票价是 $38澳元

成人包括小火車、水族馆在内的套票价格大约 $34澳元,儿童价格(3-14岁)是 $20澳元 以及家庭票价(2大2小)$99澳元,需提前一天以上在官网预定。通常跟团队去游玩的都有包括在团队价格里了。

其实這個景点很值得去的,并不貴對吧!


第二站: 啤酒厂 午餐 – 瑪格麗特河 (Margaret river)

接下來想跟大家分享第二站的行程。

我這照片里,我后面是什麼河呢? 那個就是瑪格麗特河 (Margaret river). 瑪格麗特河 (Margaret river) 是珀斯最著名的景点,也是属于吃喝玩樂的地方。河边满都是葡萄園。

在玛格丽特河 (Margaret River) 及其优质葡萄酒产区,游客可以释放所有的激情。這里是全澳洲地理环境最优越的葡萄酒产区,您不仅可以看到屡获殊荣的酒庄和餐厅,還可以顺途拜访迷人的海滩、古老的洞穴、樹高参天的森林以及世界頂尖的冲浪胜地。

從珀斯 (Perth) 出發,您只需沿海岸驱车 3 小时即可抵达,经济型旅客则可以搭乘每日的旅游汽車,或者您也可以选擇另一种时髦的方式,即乘坐直达包机前往附近的巴塞尔頓 (Busselton)。

玛格丽特河(Margaret River)拥有得天独厚的温和天氣与充足阳光,過去這里只是个安适的冲浪小镇,但现在已经發展成了极受歡迎的旅游胜地,旅客可以在這里享用美酒,欣赏壮阔的景色,看連绵起伏的葡萄酒厂与作為背景的海洋和森林相映成趣。

澳大利亚超过 15% 的优质葡萄酒在這里生产,它們拥有頂尖的口感。除了 100 多家酒庄,這里還提供了琳琅满目的精致餐厅、精品啤酒厂、艺术图库和包括口味绝佳的奶酪和巧克力在内的新鲜特产讓您尽情挑选。如果您來訪的時间恰逢一年一度的美酒美食节,您就有機會一次品尝到幾乎所有的美味。

喜歡探险的游客也会在這里樂而忘返。

午饭當中,精致的西式 burger 与 waffle。舟车劳頓的小编忍不住多吃两口,超出了今日摄入卡路里,没關系,請跟着我們一起进入下個項目,“燃烧我的卡路里”!

有计划過夜的朋友們,您們可以根据预算选擇或豪华或簡朴的床铺在夜晚安眠。這里不仅有許多奢华度假胜地和私人海滩别墅,還有大量的酒店、汽車旅馆、背包客旅馆、房車旅馆以及露营地供您挑选。


第三站 : 罗伯特奥特雷酒庄

接下來,我們到达罗伯特奥特雷酒庄目的地。 罗伯特奥特雷酒庄也是属于杩格丽特河這里,這里有好多酒厂,其中一個最好的酒厂是叫做罗伯特奥特雷酒庄。這個酒庄是很著名的一個酒庄。來到這個地方就是要喝啤酒🍺。澳大利亚的酒超级貴,但是久久買一些是很值得的。那边最有名的就是葡萄酒🍷

你們愛喝酒嗎? 愛喝酒的朋友們记得关注我喔! 我會介紹一些著名的酒瓶喔! 這家罗伯奥特雷酒庄有給你們免费試喝酒的,到目的地之后,酒巴人員會給一個講座,就是介紹一些推荐有名的啤酒。他們是一個一個酒來介绍的。介紹一瓶,試喝一瓶,满好喝的! 他們有紅酒,白酒,甜酒和黄酒。當我們試喝酒的時侯,我們都感覺太他的紅酒🍷和甜酒超级好喝的,不買會后悔喔!

其中的果酒也就是我們試喝的那個甜酒,真的很受女生的歡迎呢~

除了試酒以外,他們也有給我們免费學习酒类的知識!

所以我們來到這個地方享受吃喝玩樂的一天😄


第四站: 瑪格丽特河巧克力工厂

學习酒类之后,就出發到最后的景点就是瑪格丽河巧克力工厂咯。愛吃巧克力的朋友們,记得要覌看喔! 游客去到這個巧克力🍫工厂是為了吃免费的巧克力。這個地方是很特别的,尤其是他的巧克力的口味很特别又很好吃。當然吃太多也不健康,所以平常别吃太多,來到這里再吃点。

當我在覌看這個巧克力工厂當中,我還買了一個 mint 巧克力口味的冰淇淋來边吃边看。免费巧克力以外,還有咖啡厅可以覌看! 這是很美好的纪念。

最后,喜歡我介紹的景点,记得要關注我喔! 有什麼任何的問題,可以联络我。期待我下一個的亮点喔😃

BUSSELTON AND MARGARET RIVER

Day trip to Busselton and Margaret river

Have you ever heard the most popular attractions in Western Australia? It is called Busselton and Margaret River. Are you going to plan for a day trip in the future? Are you a wine lover? Are you a chocolate lover? If so, this blog will be for you then. I share about my fun time down there with you. Also, i will talk about the best destination between busselton and margaret river. I will also telling you where to get for a lunch break while visiting.

While heading down to Margaret river, the tour operator will definitely drop by Busselton as well which is included in your fare. Busselton Jetty is the only popular attractions in Busselton. It takes about 2 hour and 18 minutes without break to get to the Busselton from Perth City by car or group tours.

Welcome to the TravelQueen travel blog about Busselton Jetty 🙂

Busselton Jetty

About the Jetty

At 1841 metres, the Busselton Jetty offers an unprescedented opportunity to walk almost two kilometers out into Geographe Bay. The Busselton Jetty also has an underwater observatory which was built to take you beneath the waves of Geographe Bay.

This is the train which you can catch to the end

The Jetty is 1.8 kilometers long which is quite a distance to stretch out into the blue waters of Geographe Bay. But you could choose to take train all the way to the end or you can walk if you want to. For me, i was decided to experience both so i did catch the train down and walk when i return to the main entrance.

If you catch the train, you will experience a fun way of making the journey. Children and adults love the sight of the small red train, perfectly sized to take passengers back and forth the length of the pier. A memorable 1.7km trainride with an unbelievable view of Geographe Bay. This is a popular activity for summer season so book your tickets beforehand. The Jetty train ticket is cost $14 per person with return ticket. There is family ticket cost $38 which is worth than single ticket as well as kid ticket cost $8.50 per child.

By the way, there is a cost for entry the Jetty. It is cost $4 per person and it is a day pass. Children under 16 years old are free of charge.

If you choose to walk, this is how it looked like

The Jetty is open from 8:30am to 6pm, and walking the Jetty takes approximately 25 minutes, each way. You can purchase tickets at the Interpretive Centre window at the start of the Jetty.  It is a lovely walk out into Geographe Bay along the Jetty. Local fishermen and women are fishing the jetty all throughout the day, and the fresh ocean air makes the walk all the more enjoyable.

If you are walking down to the end, you will see this beautiful bay and lot of people are fishing around the bay and some people love to swim in the bay which is very interesting.

After you walk till the end of the road, you will see the underwater observatory. Regarding to the photos shown above, it is the sign telling you that you are out of the sea which is pretty cool and you have been walk for 1841km. It is kinda a sea direction of telling you which way to go if you are heading to other side of the city.

It is very freezing down there so please ensure you bring your jacket.

Underwater Observation is a very good experience too. It shows you what is under the sea as well as to explain the different type of the fish. This observatory only accommodate maximum 44 people per tour. Underwater tour is cost $34 per adult and $99 per family pass. If there is an extra children, it would be cost $20 per child. However, it is free ticket for 2 years old and below child.

Underwater Observatory tour starts with a relaxing train ride on the Stocker Preston Express along the length of the Jetty with 360-degree views across the Indian Ocean. One of the friendly tour guides will greet you at the end of the Jetty to guide you through the Underwater Observatory. As you descend 8-metres below the ocean’s surface you will be lead through the natural wonders that lie beneath the Jetty where its piles create Australia’s greatest artificial reef host to an awe-inspiring forest of vividly-coloured tropical and sub-tropical corals, sponges, fish and invertebrates.

Discover more than 300 individual marine species in their natural habitat through eleven viewing windows at various levels within the 9.5 metre diameter observation chamber. 

Let’s talk about Margaret River 🙂

Beautiful Margaret River. Opposite of this river have a restaurant

Where to get some lunch break?

Our lunch

Most of the people will having fish and chips for their lunch down in Margaret river. The best place for lunch in Margeret river region areas is Margaret river restaurants. The following picture which i took at the riverside, it is called Margaret River. Opposite of this river is a restaurant where tourist always having their lunch. I had a wonderful lunch which is bacon with pancake and chicken wings. Their most popular dishes are in the picture shown above as well as the beef burger with chips.

Margaret River

Margaret river is one of the regional state in Western Australia. It is located at the south west of Western Australia. It takes about half an hour drive from Busselton to Margaret river. The most popular destination in Margaret river are the winery, the lighthouse and the chocolate factory.

Margaret River’s coast to the west of the town is a renowned surfing location, with worldwide fame for its surf breaks including, but not limited to, Main Break, The Box, and Rivadog.

The surrounding area is the Margaret River Wine Region and is known for its wine production and tourism, attracting an estimated 500,000 visitors annually. In an earlier days, the area was better known for hardwood timber and agriculture production.

Are you a wine lover? Robert Oatley Winery store is located at the Wilyabrup Margaret river in Western Australia and it is the very best place in the heart of Margaret river as well as they provide their very best quality of Winery in Australia. They do running through their wine production where they give everyone to have a taste of their winery product before making decision to buy them.

These are the 5 best winery for you to have a taste

According to the picture shown above, it is the Robert Oatley Tasting Story. These are the 5 wine they offer for a tasting. I have tried them and i do love the red wine and the dessert wine. They are winemakers which is pretty good and i love them so much. Most of the tourist buy for red wine and dessert wine.

Chocolate Factory in Margaret River

Are you a Chocolate lover? Free Chocolate yay 😉

One of the destination in Margaret River which you shouldn’t miss it is called Margaret River Chocolate Factory. It is about 5 to 10 minutes drive to get there from the winery stores. One thing i love about chocolate factory is FREE CHOCOLATE and it is affordable chocolates. You will experience with different type of chocolate by tasting the free chocolate before you make your decision to buy them.

Margaret river chocolate factory is opening from 9am to 5pm daily. Their chocolate pretty much as same as the chocolate factory in the Swan Valley Perth.

Ice-cream 😉

Whenever i go to the chocolate factory, my first priority is always to taste the free chocolate. After that, i would buy the mint choc ice-cream. Mint choc ice-cream is one of my favourite ice-cream and it is very tasty.

How to get there?

Do you ever thinking of how to get to the Busselton and MARGERET river? Well, this is depend on whether you are tourists or students or locals. This is also depend on whether yohh drive or not and whether you are willing to drive all the way down. Some people may feel tired to drive that long. Most of the people hire a car to drive there as the petrol is much cheaper than with the group tours. In my personal experience, if you are a tourist, it is good to go with the tour operator as they will share the history of the tourism marketplace, the history of the destination, they will taking you to the very best place for a view that you never expected or heard of it. If you are thinking to go with the tour operator, I would recommended you to book with Adam tour company. Adam is a tourism company which is very affordable and they are very friendly and experience in local tourism.

If you are based in Perth Australia such as exchange students, international students and local people, you could catch the south west coach line buses down to Busselton or Margaret River. On the another option, you could catch the Transwa train line to get to the destination. Train is much cheaper that buses and it is quicker to reach your destination. Buses is very costly but it is worth it as you could see the beautiful way while you are traveling down.

Ultimately, I do highly recommended you to visit all of the best destination shared above. You will enjoy it just like I do. You should try one day 😉 #Vacation #Dream

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Best travel attractions which is called Cijin Island kaohsiung must visit

Cijin Island is a very small island in Kaohsiung Taiwan. Kaohsiung is belong to the Southern area in Taiwan. It is just 15 minutes ferry ride outside the famous Kaohsiung Harbour to the Cijin Island. Although it is a very small Island, this island has become a favorited destination for those people whoever had visiting the city. The island is famous not just only for historical and cultural sites, but also for the fresh seafood around the night market. It really is perfect for any type of travelers; no matter if you are visiting for a hiking trip, sightseeing, cycling, photography etc. Cijin Island has something special for everyone.

Cijin Island is one of those destinations that always has visitors and it is the best tourists attractions in Taiwan, it is because there is so much trip to do in the island. Those who love a good hike usually make their way to the famous Cijin Lighthouse that is located on top of the hills. The hike is not difficult and it is easy to navigate around the trails, so it is very suitable for many people. Cycling around the island is also a preferred activity in Cijin Island; some of the best places that can be explored include the Cijin Windpower Park and the Cijin Seashore Park. Exploring an island is not completely without a dip in the water, and because the water in Cijin is quite warm, many love to relax while soaking their feet or taking a swim by the beach. Lastly, it is also important to try some seafood in the port area of Cijin since it is known to be very fresh.

Which Month and what season of the year will be the best for visit

There is four seasons in Taiwan. They are Winter, Autumn, Spring and Summer. Taiwan season is totally opposite with Australia seasons. For example, When Australia is on Winter, Taiwan is on the Summer season. Many people are wondering that which season would be the best visit Cijin Island. In my personal experience, the best time to visit Cijin Island would be between September and February of the years. That would be when the summer about to end. It is because Summer is the season of raining which is not able to explore much on the island while raining so it is very best to visit between September and February which was Autumn, Winter and Spring season. I am not recommended to visit between June and August as the weather is too heat with raining. You may wondering that why Winter would be good to visit. Well, Kaohsiung won’t be freezing during the winter. It is totally different with Taipei City.

Please note that during the summer seasons, the ocean wave is pretty strong due to the weather

Introduction of the Cijin Lighthouse

Lighthouse

According to the photo taken above, it is taken from the Lighthouse in the Cijin Island. Aside from the scenery, Cijin is also famous for its historical sites, including the Cijin Lighthouse and the Cijin Fort. In 1883, British engineers built the Cijin Lighthouse, which was used for the military during their conflicts with France. The lighthouse went through several reconstructions during the Japanese colonisation, and it is now open to the public. The Cijin Fort is also a historical site in the island that must be on the itinerary. The fort was originally built in 1720 and has witnessed quite a lot during its time. Since it was destroyed in the war, the fort was reconstructed in 1991 and is now one of the most famous attractions in Cijin Island that offers a magnificent 360 view.

The History of Dr. James Laidlaw Maxwell Monument in the Cijin

Basically James Laidlaw Maxwell Senior Chinese name called 馬雅各 and he was born on 18 March 1836 in Scotland. March 1921 was the first Presbyterian Missionary to Formosa (Qing-era Taiwan). He served with the English Presbyterian Mission.

Maxwell studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh and completed his degree in year 1858 with a graduation thesis of The Chemistry and Physiology of the Spleen. He worked in London at Brompton Hospital and at the Birmingham General Hospital. He was an elder in the Broad Street Presbyterian Church before being sent to Taiwan by the Presbyterian Church of England (now within the United Reformed Church) in 1864. He donated a small printing press to the church which was later used to print the Taiwan Church News.

On 16 June 1865, at the urging of missionaries H.L. Mackenzie and Carstairs Douglas, he established the first Presbyterian church in Taiwan, this date now celebrated by the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan as its anniversary. First of his mission centred in the then-capital Taiwan Fu (now Tainan city); in 1868 he moved near Cijin and now part of Kaohsiung where his work place, both medical and missionary, became more welcomed. In early 1872 he advised Canadian Presbyterian missionary pioneer George Leslie Mackay to start his work in northern Taiwan, near Tamsui.

He married with Mary Anne Goodall who died on January 1918 of Handsworth on 7 April 1868 in HongKong. They had two sons, John Preston and James Laidlaw Jnr, both of whom later also became medical missionaries. He retired in London in 1885 where he formed and became the first secretary of the Medical Missionary Association. He and his sons oversaw the construction of Sin-Lau Hospital in Tainan, the first western-style hospital in Taiwan. The younger J. L. Maxwell served in the Tainan hospital from 1900 to 1923, during Taiwan’s Japanese Era.

How to travel down to the Cijin Island

How to travel down to the Cijin Island? Well, this would be depending on where will you be coming down from. Firstly, getting to the Cijin Island from Kaohsiung City is very easy. Just take the MRT orange line and get off at Sizihwan MRT Station. From there, just head to the harbour and take Cijin Ferry; instructions from the MRT station to the harbour are available around the streets and it will take about 10 minutes to get there on foot. The cost to the Cijin Ferry is roughly NT$15 (approximately 0.50 USD) and the journey is around 15 minutes. Travelers can take a bike on the ferry so if you prefer to rent a bike in Sizihwan, so it wouldn’t be an issue.

But if you are drive, you wouldn’t need to worry about the ferry and you can explore much more surround the island by car.

For instances, when traveling to Kaohsiung, do saving a day for Cijin Island is a definitely a no-brainer. This island offers varieties of activities and sights for many types of travelers, starting from hiking, cycling, sightseeing, to eating. How can anyone say not to that? So, if you are planning to travel in Taiwan and looking for something to do in Kaohsiung, be sure to take a day trip to Cijin Island. You won’t feel regret to visit as it is worth of travelling. #vacation #dream #summer #Cijinisland

Hope you enjoy your vacation when you get there one day. Stay tuned for my next post 🙂

Hiking Elephants Mountain Taipei

Hiking Elephant Mountain 


This is red MRT line


Are you a hiking lover? Do you love hiking? Taiwan is the best country for hiking. Hiking is very good exercise in life. There is lot of best hiking attractions for tourists in Taiwan. One of them is called Hiking Elephants Mountain. It is the best destination for hiking. While hiking, you could see the beautiful viewing of the heart of Taipei from the top which is pretty cool. I am going to share this fun moment with human beings. Hope you will like it just i do.

Basically, I was taking the MRT red line from Da’ an MRT station to the XiangShan MRT Station. Hiking Elephants Mountain is one of the top tourist attractions in Taipei Taiwan. It is 183m high and has a hiking trail about 1.5km long. The taipei 101 can be seen from the trail. The six Giant Rocks are a tourist attraction in XiangShan. There are so many people haven’t know about this attractions and I am going to give more fun of my experience now. It is scary but perfect view of the Taipei City which is great. it is free of charge so there is no fee needed. 

Xiangshan Hiking Trail

XiangShan Hiking Trail is the most painful experience but it is worth to go have this kind of experience. It is very convenient to go for a visit by MRT train line. The best time to visit Hiking Trail Mountain is between March and November. When you encounter raining season or earthquake season, please do skip this attraction for safety purposes. Especially is raining season, it is very slip on the stairs so it is very dangerous to walk up the hills when there is raining. Therefore, I had heard that weekends get pretty packed so you should avoid visit this place on the weekends


According to this photo shown above, I have taken from the mountain stones. It is the best place for viewing the whole Taipei. Weekdays always the best for hike. 

I went there alone and it took me for 10 minute walk from the MRT station, also 30 minutes from the bottom to the top of the hills. Some people may feel tiring and need a break middle of hiking, the whole experience could take it for minimum 1.5 hours, this will depend on how busy will be on that day and how fast you hiking from the bottom to the top. Sometimes take very long when you are waiting on queue for the perfect photoshoot. Although night time is perfect for visit but it is not safe to hiking at night as it is very dark and hardly to see. 

You may ask yourself about how hard is the hike? It is not too hard. Like what I have mentioned above, it take me for 30 minutes from the bottom to the top of the hill and I did have a quick break when I was on my way. I do recommended to bring your water bottle, a towel as well as your camera of course, other than that it’s pretty basic. 

The first stop is a viewing platform after about 10 minutes, then there is a selection of boulders that people climb all over for epic pictures. Ultimately, 1 minutes beyond the boulders is the main viewing platform where all the pro-photographers lineup each day! 

I heard people said hiking before sunset and watching the change is one awesome option if you have time to spare, other than that you could do the hike twice, once in a morning and once in an evening. 

How to get to Elephant Mountain hiking trail?

When you hear about a ‘hike’ you assume it’ll take you all day. Getting there, hiking, finding the top etc, thats not the case with Elephant Mountain Taipei! If you’re staying elsewhere in the city, jump on the MRT subway system and head to Xiangshan, it is the last stop on the red line. Walk out exit 2, and follow your google map. It’s really easy to find so shouldn’t an issues. 

All-in-all it’s an awesome activity, and even adds a little bit of exercise to your day. I have great memories of my time hiking the Elephant Mountain Taipei and I hope you guys ensure you get to experience in your time there too, you won’t regret the effort, even if it is a little hot and humid! And don’t worry, it’s honestly not too difficult. Even if you’re out of shape, you can take your time and still be rewarded with the best views of the city. Enjoy! #Vacation #Winter