Monday, December 18, 2017


Not sure whether this is at ACK (during waiting for return flight) or KLIA2 (after arriving).

make a guess!

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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Olive's Pizza

We are having late lunch at a halal pizza kiosk at Otahuhu.

Olive's Pizza

At the counter

The menu

The parking area

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Jamia Masjid Al Mustafa

Jamia Masjid is located at South Auckland - address is 26 Mangere Road, Otahuhu. SAMA = South Auckland Muslim Association (link - sama). SAMA was established in 1989. The masjid started in 1995 and completed in 2003. Source - waqf. The masjid was vandalized and been attacked as a retaliation to London July bombing (source - heraldnz). Altogether six mosques throughout NZ have been attacked including the one Mount Rosky.

Jamia Masjid Al-Mustafa

The prayer hall

The ablution room

Photo with one of the masjid's caretaker

The other mosque at Otahuhu is Al-Farooq Islamic Center.

The Shia community also has their own mosques in NZ (source -link).

The Ahmadiyah sect also has their own mosque in NZ - Masjid Baitul Muqeet (source - wiki).

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Aotea Gifts

Aotea Gifts souvenir shop was established in 1979. It is a family-owned business founded by Peter Hanson with the shop originally named as Aotea Greenstone and Sheepskin Factory.

source - aotea

products made of alpaca wool

Souvenir items on display

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Viaduct Harbour

Viaduct Harbour a place with many cafes and restaurants but the price there might be expensive since it is full with tourist. In the vicinity of Viaduct Harbour we can have a glimpse at Westhaven Marina, NZ's largest marine service precint full of 'super yachts'.

Westhaven Marina

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Wynyard Crossing

Another attraction at Wynyard Quarter is the Wynyard Crossing (source - wiki). The crossing was built in 2011.

Read also about Viaduct Harbour (at the vicinity of Wynyard Quarter and Wynyard Crossing). Source - wiki; viaductharbour.

The bridge began to lift up

Lift-up to make way for boat crossing

Back to original crossing

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Auckland Dockline Tram

One of the attractions among visitors at Wynyard Quarter is the tram service operating there  - Auckland Dockline Tram.

But the latest news is the tram service is suspended due to heavy construction activities there (June 2018). Source - heraldnz

Link - docklinetram; ... mm

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Fish & Chip

Just outside the Fish Market is a shop selling fish & chip.

Enjoying Fish & Chip

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Auckland Fish Market (2)

Some of the photos taken at the Fish Market. Fishes are tagged clearly.



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Auckland Fish Market

We took the opportunity to have a look at Auckland Fish Market. It is located just at walking distance from NZ Marine Museum. The market inside is very clean.

neatly arranged
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NZ Maritime Museum

Not far also from the Ferry Terminal is the NZ Maritime Museum ... entry is with ticket.

The parking area

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Bristomart Transport Center

Close to Ferry Terminal Building is Bristomart Transport Center. It is the hub for train and bus services.

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ACK Downtown Ferry Terminal

Auckland Ferry Terminal building was constructed over two and a half years and completed in 1912. The building is at the opposite of Bristomart Transport Center (a transportation terminal of ACK).

Ferry service in Auckland was already served as transportation to public in early 20th century. By 1904 ferries were running fro Auckland wharf to many places (source - engineeringnz).

Ferry Terminal (aka Ferry Building)

The jetty

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