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New Zealand – Day 11: Christchurch

Category : Pieces Sep 2nd, 2012


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

Hagglund ride

Penguin viewing and feeding (10:30 and 15:30 only)

4D movie (prepare some tissues)

 The town

Seeing the after effects of Christchurch town is really sad. It was once a lively place but now it looks rather desserted.

The Cathedral
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 will be in Singapore soon!

Category : Pieces Sep 2nd, 2012

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:

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