CityHopper: Free Ferry Service in Brisbane

Did you know that there is a free ferry service in Brisbane? Yes, you can use a free ferry service, which name is CityHopper, if you want to travel along the Brisbane River for free. This is the only free inner-city ferry service in Brisbane. This ferry can be easily spotted by its red and white colour.

CityHopper

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First Time Travelling Outside Asia

In my life up till early 2017 I have ever been in several countries. Those countries are Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, China, Japan, Hong Kong and Indonesia (my home country). It was exciting to travel to those countries. But guess what? All of them are Asian countries which more or less have similarity in terms of the cultures, foods, and so on. I did not have the chance to travel outside Asia before.

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ISAQ Welcoming Party

ISAQ (Indonesian Student Association of QUT) is an association for Indonesian students who study at QUT. ISAQ is also open to all other QUT students who have interests with Indonesia. This association holds events regularly.

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QUT Airport Reception

Did you know if you are a new international student at QUT you can use QUT Airport Reception service for free? It is one of many services that International Student Services (ISS) provides to international students at QUT. In this post I am going to share my experience of using QUT Airport Reception when I arrived in Brisbane for the first time.

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Discover Brisbane: CBD

Brisbane

Brisbane’s CBD, or more commonly known as the City, is located in the heart of Brisbane. It is also right next to QUT’s Gardens Point Campus, making it a favourite destination among students. What I love about the City is that there is always something new to do and discover. Here are a few of my favourite things :

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The Coffee Experience: Australian Edition

 

Ordering coffee is not as easy as it seems...

I need coffeeAustralia is well known for its coffee culture. Add that to being a university student, and the chances of you drinking coffee while studying at QUT are quite high. In fact, there are about 6 different places on QUT Garden’s Point campus where you can get a quick caffeine fix.

When I first moved here to start my degree, I learned the hard way that ordering coffee here is usually not the same as back home. For instance, my coffee of choice is black, which is sometimes known as an Americano in some countries. The first time I tried ordering black coffee here, I was met with blank stares from the barista. This is how the conversation went:

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Hakuna Matata.

I finally got to go see the Lion King show with other fellow blogger Iman and it was awesome! I mean, after watching the show for the fourth time. Yes, the fourth time. Well, long story short. I accidentally watched the show when I was in Disneyland Paris in French, English and French again. And now, in English again.. well back to the story. Read more

Eat Street Markets.

imageLast Saturday, I decided to pay a visit to the Eat Street Markets. As you all know for my love of markets from my previous posts, “Suitcase Rummage” & “To Market, To Market, To Buy Some Bread“, this market was a food market. From nutella pretzels to Japanese food to pineapple smoothies to live performances, this market is definitely a market you should check out!

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  • Macathur Avenue, Hamilton, Brisbane
  • Right next door to portside
  • Friday & Saturday – 4PM to 10PM; Sunday 10AM to 7PM

 

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Anti-Poverty Week.

On October 15, I was happy to have volunteered for Anti-Poverty Week at QUT Gardens Point Campus.

Run by QUT Student Support Services, QUT Counselling Services, International Student Services, Student Engagement and QUT Guild Welfare on that day, the national Anti-Poverty Week (October 12th – 18th) campaign encourages everyone to take part in activities that highlight or address poverty and hardship issues. It was also a day to show students what QUT support services are there.

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