Singapore → Brisbane → Rockhampton → Singapore

Had a 5 hours layover in Brisbane as our transit flight was cancelled. Our faces were damn sian when we saw a train to Gold Coast but we can't take it... So the next best thing was to head to a factory outlet near the airport! Bought myself a camera bag (thank god I didn't bring from SG) as it was half price and got myself apples and milk for lunch as the cafes are so expensive. Went to catch our Virgin flight to Rockhampton!

Central Queensland University (CQU) was our accommodation for the first week. Totally reminded me of OMF. The meals and ONE morning run! The first week consisted of trainings from the Australian Defence Forces on how to take care of the training area, shopping and sight seeing. But mainly shopping and sight seeing ;) We moved into the training area at the end of the week and slept on a stretcher in a tent for about 3 weeks. Did a lot of other random things in between but I guess that pretty much sums up my time in Australia!

 

 

Rockhampton City and Central Queensland University

 
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Shoalwater Bay

Hover over the photos for captions! Most will have it :)

 
 It's a pity I took this through the car window.

It's a pity I took this through the car window.

 吃沙 or 'eat' sand. The training area is so damn freaking dusty. Blame the tanks.

吃沙 or 'eat' sand. The training area is so damn freaking dusty. Blame the tanks.

 iPhone!

iPhone!

 Weeds everywhere! Not really... But it was definitely an eye opener for me how environmentally conscious the Australians are. Back here in Singapore... Hmmmm...

Weeds everywhere! Not really... But it was definitely an eye opener for me how environmentally conscious the Australians are. Back here in Singapore... Hmmmm...

 Never knew that forest fires can be pretty.

Never knew that forest fires can be pretty.

 Put up hundred of these signs. Too safe?

Put up hundred of these signs. Too safe?

 The car is not Made in Australia but the Australians pride themselves with locally made products.

The car is not Made in Australia but the Australians pride themselves with locally made products.

 More signs! Sigh... The new nifty-fifty is bloody amazing! For the price la!

More signs! Sigh... The new nifty-fifty is bloody amazing! For the price la!

 Another photo taken with the new Canon 50mm STM!

Another photo taken with the new Canon 50mm STM!

 Sun behind me, dark clouds in front of me. Life goes on... Continue laying more tapes.

Sun behind me, dark clouds in front of me. Life goes on... Continue laying more tapes.

 First time using the HDR function on Lightroom and it turned out looking normal! Definitely better than Photoshop's. Used 5 exposures (-2 to +2).

First time using the HDR function on Lightroom and it turned out looking normal! Definitely better than Photoshop's. Used 5 exposures (-2 to +2).

 Work goes on even when there's a rainbow :(

Work goes on even when there's a rainbow :(

 Monument! (behind me if you are wondering where it is...)

Monument! (behind me if you are wondering where it is...)

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 Accidental shot.

Accidental shot.

 Looks so nice and all. But infested with sand flies!

Looks so nice and all. But infested with sand flies!

 Just another day of driving :)

Just another day of driving :)

 Always remember to wear your sunglasses! ;)

Always remember to wear your sunglasses! ;)

 This was the closest I got to seeing a sunset...

This was the closest I got to seeing a sunset...

 Stay strong little one!

Stay strong little one!

 My favourite photo from the trip!

My favourite photo from the trip!

 Constantly looking out for dangers.

Constantly looking out for dangers.

 Another photo taken using the Canon 50mm STM.

Another photo taken using the Canon 50mm STM.

 Not an easy place to go up to. Once in a lifetime is enough.

Not an easy place to go up to. Once in a lifetime is enough.

 Another photo from the nifty-fifty! It's really bang for the buck.

Another photo from the nifty-fifty! It's really bang for the buck.

 50mm STM again!

50mm STM again!

 The different kinds flora that can only be seen in Australia?

The different kinds flora that can only be seen in Australia?

 Reminds me of Shell Beach in Western Australia

Reminds me of Shell Beach in Western Australia

 Should have chosen a shorter exposure...

Should have chosen a shorter exposure...

 Sabina Point. A place that I will probably never get to go again...

Sabina Point. A place that I will probably never get to go again...