[Travel] Discovers Sydney & Melbourne, Australia in September 2018 (Day 8)

by - Monday, November 26, 2018

On the previous post, I was updating the stories about discovers Sydney City and also Melbourne City on 13th September 2018 (Thursday) until 19th September 2018 (Wednesday); which is Day 1 until Day 7. So I would like to continue my story on Day 8, 20th September 2018 (Thursday); which is this day is my last day at the Melbourne City, Australia.

I'm feeling sad to say goodbye to my final day at Australia. Like people say ‘every story will have the ending', but it depends on which kind of ending you want to end in each story did you created. 

Actually, our flight schedule back to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is on midnight. But we've to book the hotel room until 19th September 2018 (Wednesday). Since we have a tour on that day, so we've to check-out from the hotel on the early morning then we ask the hotel's staff to keep our luggage at the lobby hotel while we're going today tour. After back from our last tour, we're straight changing our clothes and take a light dinner before we're going to Melbourne Airport. 

It is the same airport we've arrived from the Sydney to Melbourne, Australia but this time we're using the international terminal. Actually, the different is by the terminal did you going to use, which is international terminal or domestic terminal. The standard stand-by for international flight is 3 hours before departure. Just arrived there early to avoid any kinds of problems. 

The journey from our hotel to Melbourne Airport is taken around 30 minutes to 40 minutes and it's depending on the traffic condition too. Once we've arrived at Melbourne Airport, we're straight going to the check-in luggage counters by Singapore Airlines. 

Just to your information, the check-in luggage counters of Singapore Airlines in the Melbourne Airport is required you to do self-check-in by printed the boarding pass at the self-check-in machine. It is easy but while you're not confident to do so, just ask the staffs, then they are willing to help you anytime. After you done printed your boarding pass and the luggage tag, then you have to queue to the drop luggage counters, just behind the self-check-in machine. 

TIP 18 – if you have the transit flight like me (MEL/SIN/KUL), please make sure you printed both boarding pass and double check your final destination. Once your feeling have some not right, you need to ask the staffs before you do the drop luggage.

After all, is done, we're straight walking to the body checking by immigration Australia. It's a long queue but it does not take a long time. When it is done, we're going to immigration for check our passport before we're going to the free duty stops in the airport.

TIP 19 – kindly give the cooperation with the immigration Australia if they ask to do so. As a standard rule of international security, you can't bring the liquid more than 100 ml on the carry bag and the hand carry bag weight not more than 7 kg. Just follow the standard rule of international security. It is the same even in Australia.

The journey of the international flight from Melbourne Airport (MEL) to the Changi International Airport (SIN) is taken the time around 8 hours, same with the time I'm the flight from SIN to SYD. The flight number is SQ218. The departure time is 00:05 (12:05 am) from MEL, on 20th September 2018 (Thursday). It is just my tired day, so I didn't have the mood to snapshot the photos while we're waiting for the plane.

A plane is a double-decker plane from Singapore Airlines. The economy class area, I seating is on the main deck in the plane and the seat arrangement is 3 – 4 – 3. The seating area for the economy is also quite a big space for me. We're lucky to get the seating 1 row (3 seating) beside the window together with my mom and sister. It's petty nice and comfortable flight.  

The cabin crews give us a welcoming warm towel, then they give us the snack and juice after the plane is stable. We also get the small pillow, blanket, earphone, and small pocket bag (stocking and toothbrush & toothpaste). The entertainment on this plane is quite nice and many choices of the movie but since I'm so tired, then most of the time I'm sleeping on the plane. 

On this journey, we're got meals two times; which is the snack and the breakfast. Before they serve the meal to the passenger, they are given the menu to us. In my opinion, the meals on board Singapore Airlines is just okay and it is not really suited on my tastes, maybe. It's because most of the meals, I can't finish it. 

After the 8 hours journey from Melbourne, Australia to Singapore – finally we're safely arriving at the Changi International Airport on 06:00 am on 19th September 2018 (Thursday). Just right on time. Then, we're straight walking to another terminal to take our flight to Changi International Airport (SIN) to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL). We only have the conjunction time of transit is 1 hour so we've to rush after we go out from the plane. The situation is almost the same with the time we're the flight from KUL to SIN on 13th September 2018 (Thursday), Day 1.

The journey from SIN to KUL is just taken the time around 1 hour. The flight number is MI322. The departure time is 07:10 (07:10 am) from SIN and we've arrived at the KUL on 08:05 (08:05 am), 20th September 2018 (Thursday). It's just a small plane of the seat arrangement the 3 – 3. Since it's a short journey from SIN to KUL, then I got the orange juice in the plane with the wet tissue. 

That is all my stories on day 8 of this trip. It is a wonderful and amazing memory along my holiday to discover Sydney and Melbourne, Australia in the first time in my life. I also never miss doing one small amazing souvenir to myself, which is write a postcard and post to my home at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I do it in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia once I saw the Post Shop. Both of my postcards arrive at my house after 2 weeks. 

Just for your information, I have been writing the extra note tip about discovers Sydney and Melbourne, Australia based on my experience during this trip. Feel free to read it. 

Here, the link to the continued stories about the Discovers Sydney & Melbourne, Australia in September 2018 – Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, and Day 7.

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