Family Trip ~ Australia 2008

This trip has been decided since chinese new year (around 6 months before). We made the ticket reservation on 29 April 2008 which cost S$810.23 (Tiger Air). Well, my sis & me did a lot of research for the cheapest ticket to go to Melbourne. By default, this journey should be on 17 Aug 2008 ~ 27 August 2007 (SG -> Darwin -> Melbourne -> Darwin -> SG). However, they cancelled the flight from Melbourne to SG (Melbourne -> Darwin -> SG) on 27 August 2008. We got this news a month before our departure date.  🙁  Thus, we were given 2 options, we can either back from Perth on 28 August 2008 or back from Melbourne on 31 August 2008. After some discussion with my family, we selected the first option ~ Perth (SG -> Darwin -> Melbourne -> Perth -> SG). Anyway, this changes gave us a chance to go for Perth day tour. Yeah…

This journey actually took us around 13 days. Yeah.. long journey. ~ 16 August 2008 – 28 August 2008. We traveled in a group of 5.

This trip start from KL where my sis & me took a bus(First Coach) from 1 Utama(KL) to SG. At the same time, My parents took flight from Kuching to Johor & of coz go to SG after that. We met up @ toapayoh in the afternoon for lunch. We stayed over night @ SG (of course shopping as well). We took Tiger air & departed from SG on 17 August 2008 around 6pm. The journey took around 5 hours & finally we reached @ Darwin (around 0015 18 August). We waited for around 2 hours before depart to Melbourne. On 0200.. our flight departed from Darwin and ahead to Melbourne. We reached Melbourne around 0700 (19 August). We spend around 8 days in Melbourne before we proceeded to Perth on 27 August & spend another night there. This Australia trip ended by taking Tiger air from Perth back to SG on 28 August. We reach SG around 0300. We took FirstCoach bus on 3pm 28 August & back to KL.

Details :-

  • Day 1 – KL ~ SG
  • Day 2 – SG ~ Darwin
  • Day 3 – Darwin ~ Melbourne
  • Day 4 – Day 11 – Melbourne
  • Day 12 – Melbourne ~ Perth
  • Day 13 – Perth ~ SG ~ KL