Latest CNNGo.com "Say What? with mrbrown" column: Manly enough for Sydney?
I am writing this on the Manly Ferry in Sydney. I am not sure why the place I am going to is called Manly but I decided that I am manly enough to be there.
Being the typical Singaporean abroad, I could not help comparing prices. And Sydney gave me a lot to complain about.
Do I need to be as manly as these guys to visit Manly Beach?
For instance, this ferry ride was A$13.20 (S$17.20) return. Ouch. Earlier on, I found that meals were A$10 on average.
I am too used to paying S$5 a meal at our hawker centers so every visit to even the most budget Australian fast food joint was painful.
Mineral water was A$3 for a small bottle. Cough syrup was A$18 for a bottle at a late night convenience store. The same store sold some no-brand double-A batteries for close to AU$10 for two.
You get the picture.
Hang on, I need to take some obligatory touristy photos of my ferry ride … Okay, I'm back. Where was I? Ah yes, prices. (cont'd)