This is my first Auckland(AKL) flight in 2008 as my last flight to Auckland was about 10 months ago. Auckland still look nothing much different. Still as peaceful as last time. Winter will coming soon, so the weather is a bit chilling at night time. And due to day light saving, New Zealand’s time now only 4 hours ahead of Malaysia’s time, other time will be 5 hours ahead.
Auckland is NZ’s largest city with a population of approximately 1.3 million. It is affectionately referred to as the ‘city of sails’, since it lays claim to having the world’s largest amount of sailboats per capita. Sky Tower is the best known Auckland’s landmark. It is located in the heart of the city. Due to its shape and height, it has become an iconic Auckland structure, often used in logos and promotions. Just like our KL tower.
At 328m high, it’s the tallest building in the southern hemisphere so far. It has 3 observation levels which can offer unrivalled 360 degree views of AKL city. Beside being the region's main broadcasting and telecommunications facility, the tower also is one of New Zealand's most exhilarating and spectacular tourist attractions.
Inside the tower's accompanying building is hotel, some bars, shops, restaurants, Sky City Theatre plus the most important excitement - Sky City casino. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Like our Genting Casino, inside is mostly Chinese. I think Chinese is really like to gamble. Haha..
The tower also features the SkyJump. It is the quick route down by jumping off from the tower with 192m to the ground. I think it is for the daredevils who love ‘life’, but not for me, I scare my heartbeat will stop by the time when I leap from 192m and fall to the ground. Haha...
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