Reaching Christchurch, we first visted one of the famous attraction.
International Antartic Centre
38 Orchard Road Christchurch Airport 8053, New Zealand
Tel: +64 3 353 7798
Hours: Daily 09:00 – 17:30
Admission: From NZD25 to 65, depending of the attractions you choose to visit
|There these much to do|
|Storm room: Temperature that goes down to -18 degree celcius|
|Penguin viewing and feeding (10:30 and 15:30 only)|
|4D movie (prepare some tissues)|
Seeing the after effects of Christchurch town is really sad. It was once a lively place but now it looks rather desserted.
A icon in the centre of the town was once beautiful.
|Picture source: Google image|
But now, it’s sad… and this is the nearest we can be.
The affected areas shaded in red.
Re:Start is an effort rebuild the town supported by Christchurch Earthquake Appeal and it starts here at City Mall with a shopping place made out of containers.
The casino is still proudly standing and was not affected by the earthquake.
Victoria Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8013 New Zealand
Tel: +64 3 365 9999
Food in Christchurch
With the town in rebuilding, there is not much to eat in town. There are restaurants scattered around. If rented a car, take a drive to Riccarton Road. The street has many restaurants from Asian to Western and supermarket.
Accomodation: City Centre Motel
|Picture source: City Centre Motel|
876 Colombo Street Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Tel: +64 3 372 9294
Price range: ~NZD60 per person (includes free limited internet usage)
Giant Pandas from Ya’an Bifengxia Panda Base, Kai Kai (凯 凯) and Jia Jia (嘉嘉) will be landing at Singapore’s River Safari (Giant Panda Forest) on this Thursday, 06 September 2012 8:15 a.m., live Webcast streaming will be available with the support of SingTel’s Media: http://webcast.viocorp.com/live/20120906_10012_panda/playpage.html