Monday, March 13, 2006

Melbourne In Lockdown

Melbourne is in lockdown! With the Commonwealth Games just a couple of days away, it is absolutely chaotic on Melbourne streets.

There are road blocks everywhere and I've never seen so many police and private security personels in town before, all for the Games security. During the days there are helicopters flying above everyday, traffic jams all over town and all because of the Commonwealth Games. Isn't it exciting!

Remember that post I did on the 'fishes' along the Yarra river? Well on Friday night they were having a final rehearsal just to make sure everything is working according to plans. The medias especially the TV stations were banned from that section of the river so they can't leak out what's in store for the rest of the world! But you get see it here first on this blog!

We went on top of Prince Phillips Bridge hoping to get a good view of the rehearsal but there were guards there to tell people to move away! What the? I'm not the media, the general public are allowed to view it, photograph it and even to video it as long as its not shown on TV (they didn't mention Blogs).

I managed to find a good spot down by the river to watch the rehearsal. There were light shows with water fountains spraying from the fishes and the lights changes with the music blaring away. It was quite spectacular but after a while gets a bit boring. I think on the real day when the show goes according to schedule it will be different and more spectacular because the whole world will be watching!

Sorry for the bad quality of my picture but you should get an idea what it looks like with the water fountain creating a misty 'wall' so the projector on the bank of the river can project images and patterns onto it with the lights changing colours according to the music.

Check out the video clip yourself, remember you saw it first here at wuching.blogspot.com!

21 comments:

Alex Allied said...

remember I'm the First!111!!111oneoenoensatu!111!dasttuichiichiyamete!1111 who commented!11

lolz. Hey, nice coverage you have there. It's getting hot nowadays. The games are heating up!

Jacky said...

Nice video. Since when you become part time reporter?

5xmom ~chanlilian.net~ said...

Yay!!!! I watch it first on wuching.blogspot.com!

Mei said...

OMG! You just spoilt it for me. :( Now I know they're musical "fishie fountains". Hhmm... I shouldn't have been so curious and clicked on the video!

robin said...

wow !!! The river view looks spectacuar !!!
Who say the quality bad.. looks very good to me leh !!
Man.. i wanna go melbourne !!! Arrgghhhhh.....
No Mr Cash Money... sad sad

Cocka Doodle said...

Truly spectacular! Where was that ikan tongsat representing bolehland?

Amelia said...

Congrats, mate!
Thumbs up for the great preview!
Thanks again, mate. :)

p/s That M'sian "best kept secret" is a wonderful surprise. Will share with you the pixs after my trip. ;)

Wuching said...

alex allied: settle down mate, get so excited being the first to comment! i admire ur enthusiasm but yeah it is an exciting time in melbourne!

jacky: thankz but i'm no reporter, just kay po only lah..hehe

5xmom: yay! you watch it first on wuching.blogspot.com! remember this day!

mei: sorry i spoilt it for u but at least u know what to expect on wednesday night!

robin: if u jump on a train or bus u can still make it to melbourne now!

cocka doodle: too dark lah, i couldn't find that ikan tongsat! hahaha

amelia: thank u very much, will be looking forward to seeing ur pix!

ashk1n said...

welldone wuching!! Eventhough i've left the city...yet it is so close to me right now bcus of your blog! hahaha;)

QuaVadis said...

Malaysia's Best Kept Secret? hmmm Wuching..is Amelia Finally revealing herself.. the great Lady, to whom we dedicate the song, 3 Times a Lady to :P

So, Wuching, is she sending you her pics? Or her pics collection like the one of the toilets down there.. that was really nice..Keep up the good work Amelia... lovely pics from u

Jeremy C said...

nice :)

makes me wanna go melbourne now...

Wuching said...

ashk1n: thankz ash, that's the best compliment a blogger can get! :)

quavadis: amelia's not gonna reveal herself until u do! so what r u waiting for? u even have a song dedicated to her, what's up with that? something u like to tell me?

jeremy: what r u waiting for? don't wish, just do it!

abe said...

awww, man. my gf is in melbourne and im still in malaysia!! damn!! i would miss the fun!!!

Che-Cheh said...

Can't wait for Commonwealth Games. Cheers!

Wuching said...

abe: what r u doing there? get ur ass over here now!

che-cheh: yay! double cheers!

FH2O said...

chiat pah boh sue chor arh?

Thks for taking the trouble! Nice! ;)

kachuaz said...

heyz wuching, which fishy species is it for singapore? =)

Wuching said...

fh2o: ur welcome

kachuaz: singapore is represented by the guppy fish but i haven't posted it.

suituapui said...

Ha ha ha! In response to Quo Vadis' comment, he must be dying to know Amelia's true identity...and then, he can serenade to her "THREE TIMES A LADY". Step aside, jeremyc! Bet u can't bulldoze QV out of the way!

Wuching said...

STP: looks like there's going to be a duel..who r u betting on to win? put some money in for me if u r betting..

QuaVaDIS said...

HAHAHA.. I reserve my comment at this time, just wanted to say...I think the duel is off as Amelia seems to be rather miffed with JC's attitude at the moment...

Wuching, in reply to your comment, errr... just a tribute to the mysterious and alluring Amelia with the Wonderful pictures....