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Top Leaders Circle in Gold Coast : Day 3 – Sea World

It has been awhile since the last TLC Travelog on my Gold Coast Trip last February 2014.  I can only blame that on the fact that I was too lazy to edit and choose the pictures from the trip.

Anyway, here goes…

Our group’s itinerary for the 3rd day in Gold Coast was to enjoy ourselves at the Sea World!

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There were various shows running at different time slots throughout the park.  Since we were in a large group, our tourist guide advised us to watch all the shows first before exploring the park on our own.

It was typical of us, the Top Leaders Circle, to defy our tourist guide and sempat pose everywhere before the poor guy had to rush us to the auditorium.

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Sempat jugak nyanyi one song for the video

Sempat jugak nyanyi one song for the video

The first show of the day was the Fish Detectives Sea Lion Show which runs daily at 10:15AM and 2:30PM.  It was about  cheeky sea lions ‘Buddy’ and ‘Clawde’ and ‘Big Al Baloney’ in a fishy tale.

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Super love this shot taken by CDM Al-Faath

Super love this shot taken by CDM Al-Faath

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With my mentor, CDM Salha Zain, and my hubby before the show

With my mentor, CDM Salha Zain, and my hubby before the show

They actually sell this thirst quenchers at AUD15 per bottle, which is refillable throughout the day in Sea World and Movie World.

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There are also snow cones, which is a welcome in the hot summer weather in February.

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The next show that we saw was the Imagine Dolphin show that runs at 11:15AM and 3:30PM daily.

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After the superb dolphin show, we break for an all-you-can-eat buffet fish and chips lunch at the Sea World Resort Restaurant.

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Our scrumptious lunch for the day

Our scrumptious lunch for the day

After the heavy lunch, we headed towards the final show in our agenda, The Jet Stunt Extreme, which features some of the world’s best jet ski performers.  We took the Sky High Skyway from the resort toward the main entrance where the jet ski was to be performed.

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Right after the show, we split up into smaller groups to explore Sea World!  Sambil jalan we bumped into Patrick and of course we didn’t miss the photo opt when we see one.

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Next it was the time to feast the thrill seekers in us.  We jumped on most of the rides, but this one, the Storm Coaster, left us with 1001 memories. Ada yang dah nak naik tetiba nak pegi toilet la, ada yang memang kecut perut from the start la, ada yang pura-pura takut la… and many more…

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This picture says is all….

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We survived the ride!!!

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Before we left, we made a pit stop to the Shark Bay where you can actually touch the sharks! No, I didn’t have the guts to even get into the capsule.

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Most pictures are courtesy of CDM Al-Faath as all my pictures in my phone got wiped out when my phone went dead a few month after the trip (another reason why I delayed the update).

We had to rushed back to the hotel early for the day to clean up for the Gala Dinner that very same night.  Will update about the dinner separately.

Sea World Travel Summary:

One Day Admission pass: AUD93 per person (We got it for FREE)

Lunch: Starting from AUD40 per person at the Sea World Resort (We got it for FREE)

Opening hours: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

For more info, do check out their official website: http://seaworld.com.au/

Check out our TLC in Gold Coast video below.  Words can only describe so much.  Watch and feel our excitement during the FREE trip.

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Top Leaders Circle in Gold Coast : Day 2 – Paradise Country Farm

[Read about Day 1 here]

 

I know it has been ages since the Gold Coast trip and I have not had the chance to update on the remaining days.  My apologies as things had been pretty hectic on the business and home front.  In sya Allah I shall try to update on the remaining days before my next FREE trip to Shanghai on the 22nd of September (another FREE trip.. Woot Woot!)

 

Basically we arrived at the Brisbane International Airport early in the morning just after breakfast.  The timing was perfect as we could just continue with the tour for the day before checking in to the hotel to maximise our time spent in Gold Coast.

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Top Leaders Circle in Brisbane International Airport

Top Leaders Circle in Brisbane International Airport

 

Our Tour Bus

Our Tour Bus

Monopod time on the bus

Monopod time on the bus

Our first tour stop was the Paradise Country Farm.  Before we departed from KL, the tour guide had already asked us for our preferred lunch menu on the farm.  It was a choice between Salmon, Chicken or Meat.  Aussie being the land of premium quality beef and lamb, majority of us of course chose meat!  And we truly did not regret the choice one bit.

 

Paradise Country Farm

Paradise Country Farm

 

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Delicious hot buns with butter for appertizer

Delicious hot buns with butter for appetizer

Our lunch on Day 2

Our lunch on Day 2

 

After lunch, our group was given a tour around the farm.  Like all the other parks in Australia, you have the chance to meet many outback animals on the farm, like the kangaroos, koalas, sheeps, emu, dingos and llamas.

 

I seriously don’t fancy touching animals, plus I have had the chance petting most of them during my last trip to Perth few years back.  Hence, this time around I just take the opportunity to share the joy of others that are seeing the animals for the first time.

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This kangaroo had just given birth to a Joey.  The baby kangaroo is still covered with blood and was hidden in its mommy's pocket.  If only we could recommend her to wear Premium Beautiful for confinement lols...

This kangaroo had just given birth to a Joey. The baby kangaroo is still covered with blood and was hidden in its mommy’s pocket. If only we could recommend her to wear Premium Beautiful for confinement lols…

 

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The best part about the trip was that I get the chance to get to know more about my fellow TLC sisters and brothers.  The joy on the faces that you see in these pictures are genuine… Everyone truly enjoyed each others company and was delighted to get the opportunity to travel together, what more for FREE!

 

TLC with our master mentor, CDM Azlan Deraman

TLC with our master mentor, CDM Azlan Deraman

 

With fellow sisters in business: DSM Kak Soraya, CDM Salleha and DSM Kak Lynn

With fellow sisters in business: DSM Kak Soraya, CDM Salleha and DSM Kak Lynn

 

With my leader and friend, DSM Irdawati

With my leader and friend, DSM Irdawati

 

With dearest Hubby

With dearest Hubby

 

With my lovely mentor, CDM Salha Zain

With my lovely mentor, CDM Salha Zain

 

Managed to grab a pic with my Millionaire mentor, CDM Azlan Deraman

Managed to grab a pic with my Millionaire mentor, CDM Azlan Deraman

 

After half a day at the farm, we finally made our way to our hotel, the Outrigger Hotel, Surfers Paradise.  This hotel is located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, facing the beautiful ocean.  This 5-star hotel is just a walking distance away from all the happening shops and outlets in Surfers Paradise. According to the tour guide, not many tourist can afford to stay in hotels right smack on Surfers Paradise because it is super duper expensive.  Hence, we were really thankful to be able to experience this luxury trip fully sponsored by the company.

 

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We had our dinner that night at a Malaysian restaurant in Surfers Paradise.  Since it was just a walking distance away, the tour guide took the opportunity to show us the shops around the area where we can get good and cheap souvenirs *smile*. And guess what.. Those shops are owned by Malaysians too! Sangat bangga ok…

 

And since it WAS Valentine’s Day and since we were on a “honeymoon” mood, Hubby and I took a stroll along the Surfers Paradise beach that night with a full moon lighting our path.  It was really a great way to end our first night in Gold Coast.

 

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It was truly a great trip and I am really grateful to be among the achievers for the Gold Coast trip.  I will be flying off for my 2nd FREE trip to Shanghai next week and my 3rd FREE trip to Austria & Hungary early next year.

 

I never would have imagined that I would be able to go on these VVIP trips fully sponsored.  Not only do I get to go on FREE vacations twice a year, I also get the opportunity to spend quality time with my husband whilst having fun with my brothers and sisters in business. What else can I ask for…..

 

The snowy mountains in Austria

The snowy mountains in Austria

 

Amazing view of Vienna, Austria

Amazing view of Vienna, Austria

 

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Top Leaders Circle in Gold Coast : Day 1 – The Departure

It has been over a month since the trip, however the memories are still vivid in my mind.

 

My very first FREE trip with the Top Leaders Circle…

 

Happy sangat because this was our first trip since we got kids.  So kira macam 2nd honeymoon la after almost 6 years of marriage.  And it was FREE!

 

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We were scheduled to depart from KLIA to Brisbane via Singapore on the 13th of February 2014 at around 10pm.  After sorting out the logistics for our kids, we finally left for the airport at around 5pm… Yes during the rush hours…

 

Alhamdulillah sempat sampai airport by 6pm at the time scheduled by our Tour Guide to collect the itinerary and travel details.

 

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This was the t-shirt that we wore on the 1st day…

 

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With fellow TLC members that qualified for the trip. All pumped up for the joyride…

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Monopod time…. This is the trip that introduces me to the meaning of “group selfie”…

The trip from KLIA to Changi took about 45 minutes and this time around we were booked on the Silk Air flight that was code sharing with SIA to Brisbane.

Hubby and I didn’t manage to get our dinner at KLIA and was so thankful that the Company had arranged for everyone on the trip to receive a SGD20 Changi Airport voucher that entitles us to redeem it at any store in Changi Airport. Alhamdulillah… I was seriously shocked as never in my 10 years working life that the companies that I had worked for actually gave me vouchers/pocket money for me to spend during airport transits. Mind you I had travelled quite a bit during my time in one of the GLCs and had spent quite a number of hours in Changi Airport… but I had to spend my own pocket money la kan…

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Since there were 2 of us, so we had SGD40 to spend. Unfortunately, our connecting flight was due to depart in an hour time.  Hence, there was no time to spare to roam the mall, though I wished I could peaked into the Pandora store or even all the other great stores that they have in Changi Airport Mall.  So we just spent 1 voucher for iced coffee and sandwiches and saved the other for our trip back home…

Our connecting flight to Brisbane was a Singapore Airline plane.  I super love flying with Singapore Airline as their service is top notch.  I remember the time when I flew on Singapore Airline to Japan to visit my sister and they actually served Haagen Daaz ice cream for dessert! And during another trip to Istanbul few years back, I had the privileged to travel on Business Class as it was a company paid trip.  The meal served on board during that trip was fabulous!

It was actually great that the Company had arranged for a night flight as we would be able to start the next day fresh and ready to discover Gold Coast.  I was made to understand that all the trips are arranged as such to maximise the time for the tour. Memang best and untung sangat travel with the Company.  Everything has been arranged for us from the flight, transit, transport, accommodation, food and also programs. We just have to follow the timing, bawak baju and duit for shopping aje… I LIKE!

Wait for my next entry on Day 2 in Gold Coast, Australia…

Till then, enjoy the video…

TLC in Gold Coast from alfaath on Vimeo.

 

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Top Leaders Circle in Gold Coast, Australia

It has been a superawesome trip…

 

Fully sponsored…

 

All you need to bring was just shopping $$$…

 

I will elaborate more about the trip soon…

 

For now, enjoy the video clip that has been put together by our great sifu, CDM Al-Faath..

 

TLC in Gold Coast from alfaath on Vimeo.

 

 

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