Tuesday, February 15, 2011

21 Nov 2010: The Monorail and the Light Rail

21 Nov 2010, Sun:

It was the day that I would depart for Singapore. While it was a blessing to be back home, I would have much to treasure in Sydney too. One of the moments I would greatly treasure in Sydney was the breakfast at Ceezens Restaurant. I took time to enjoy each mouthful of breakfast on the last morning of my trip to Sydney. There will be a lot I would treasure in Sydney: My friends, the visits to Watsons Bay, the visits to Milsons Point, the walks and tours, the visit to Port Stephens, the ferry rides, the walk across the Harbour Bridge, the joy of being a solo traveller and more.

I had considered visiting Rose Bay. Then again, it meant quite a bit of travelling so I decided I would be more pleased if I could spend time visiting the Sydney Fish Market. It is the largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. I later learnt that the Sydney Fish Market has a FISHline that provides services for the consumers to learn about the health benefits of eating seafood and information on various species of seafood.

My choice method to get to Sydney Fish Market was by taking the Monorail and the Light Rail. While I had realised much later that doing so took me on a longer route to Sydney Fish Market since the Monorail was a one-way monorail, I supposed it was an experience nevertheless. I purchased the 1-day pass and I guessed it would have been better if I had gotten a return ticket. Anyway, I would not have known my mistake unless I had tried.

Anyway, off I went on the Monorail that took me to the Convention Centre. It was only at the point of writing this article that I start to wonder why is it that I had not made good use of my 1-day pass to take the Light Rail from the Convention Centre to the Fish Market. Honestly, I cannot remember why!

Just hop onboard with me onto the Monorail please.

Video by MRail TV.

While I was not particuarly thrilled by the monorail rides, it was nevertheless a new experience. Go try it if you are in Sydney, at least once.

Here's a video that I came across of the Sydney Light Rail by MRail TV. I supposed it help make up for my missed journy on the Sydney Light Rail.

People and moments that I am grateful for:
1) I am thankful for many wonderful days of delicious breakfast in Sydney. Thanks to the people at Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour hotel's Ceezens Restaurant.

New things that I did:
1) I took the Sydney Monorail for the very first time in my life!

Sydney Monorail and Light Rail


pinkie said...

I can see the clear blue sky in the pictures... I didn't know that there's monorail and light rail at Sydney! Guess one will have to explore other than the touristy attractions to know?

oceanskies79 said...

Loving Sydney.