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Going to Australia: What You Should and Should not Bring to Australia

Judulnya panjang banget yak, karena aku bingung seharusnya artikel ini berjudul apa. Intinya aku mau share pengalaman aku tentang apa yang seharusnya kalian bawa dalam koper kalian dan apa yang seharusnya tidak boleh atau tidak perlu dibawa ke Australia, karena negara multicultural ini punya peraturan yang sangat ketat tentang barang-barang bawaan kalian.


Nah, berdasarkan gambar tersebut (dari https://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/www/DPFSERA/Meetings/CG-NERA_Melbourne2008/INF3-Customs.pdf)Β kita dilarang membawa produk-produk susu dan telur, dairy products, daging-daging olahan sendiri yang tidak berkaleng, hewan dan tanaman, kacang-kacangan, buah, dan sayur. Jadi, kalau misal mau bawa abon itu tidak diperbolehkan karena itu olahan daging (padahal mamaku semangat banget mau bawain abon, tapi ternyata tidak boleh). Lalu untuk kacang-kacangan memang tidak boleh, tetapi kalau seperti bumbu pecel atau bumbu gado-gado diperbolehkan karena itu olahan kacang. Namun, semua makanan tetapi harus di declare.

Apa yang harus di declare dalam passenger card ? Continue reading

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A Lot of New Things to Learn

Yesterday I went to Chadstone Shopping Centre with my house mates, my new neighbor and my senior at my previous college. My house mates ( a husband and a wife ) were free from work so they can join us shopping together. They said they also wanted to buy some stuff for their kids. The new neighbor, J, came two days ago and she knew nothing here yet, so I decided to asked her out. Then, my senior, which is I’m so contented meeting her here, apparently we had the same fondness that is books, discourse analysis course and literacy course.

We decided to go by bus because Chadstone had limited parking hour and it was expensive. It was about AUD 5 for an hour and cars were not allowed to park more than 1,5 hours. If we park more than that, we will get a fine. It is a new thing for me that in Melbourne, I do not know whether this rule applied in whole Australia, we cannot park more than 2 hours. Unlike Indonesia, we can park our vehicle as long as we like.

Thus, in Australia, if you want to go to the mall for a very long time, it is better to use public transportation. Here we have bus, tram, and train and it is called PTV (Public Transport Victoria). It is very convenient and cheap, only AUD 1-3 depends on our destination. However, they have a lot of bus station and lane, so I don’t have guts yet to go somewhere alone (haha). Continue reading