[Pixels of] Day 4 : Newtown, Paddy’s Market, QVB and Sydney Tower.

The fourth day in Sydney didnt go exactly according to plan. We planned to go Sandboarding in Newcastle. It takes more than 2hours to get there by train, so we decided to cancel it. We jumped onto the train to Newtown and wanted to find halal Mexican food. The Mexican restaurant served pork, thus we opted for a halal Indian restaurant called Thamadhenu. They attempted to serve nasi lemak, nasi goreng and maggie goreng, but the chef failed miserably. We should’ve ordered the curry instead, according to Trip Advisor. Newton also had rows and rows of shops and restaurant which were small in size but there were a myriad of knick-knacks for sale. The guidebook said that Newtown is the home for artists.

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Next up is the hunt for souvenirs! Paddy’s Market is heaven for Aussie products, both made locally and made in China. Haha. Paddy’s can be accessed both by tram and bus. There was also an energetic street performer playing with drums and empty glass bottles, with ladles! Senduk la, kalau orang Melayu panggil.

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The Queen Victoria Building aka QVB is the KL Pavillion of Sydney where everything looks pretty and great but I cannot exactly afford anything. Haha. The inside of the building is beautiful though, especially the railings and clocks hanging from the ceiling.

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After QVB, we roamed around on foot along George St and King St just to take in the atmosphere and skyscrapers. The Sydney Tower looks remarkable reflecting the sunset all around the city. We also went window shopping around Westfield.

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Dinner was in a crowded halal Thai restaurant called It’s Time to Thai! in Randwick. The food servings also come in big portions and they were delicious. I would recommend the Cashew Chicken with Chilli, served with rice. The curry was a bit too sweet for me. The restaurant was filled to the brim with diners from Thailand, the Middle East, Malaysians and of course locals. Randwick also has a lot of Indonesian and Chinese restaurants.

So that was pretty much Day 4. Uneventful yet I still had a great time moving around Sydney on foot. I love that the corporate men wear full suits with ties and briefcases. They were walking around town and riding the bus. That sight cannot be found in hot and humid KL 🙂

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