Monday, February 21, 2011

Cape Town of 20th Sept 2010

(Note:Not in writing mode) So, mari layan gambar n brief explaination from Mr Google~~~ Masih pusing2 at the city centre, searching for spots that we've missed.

1) Castle of Good Hope - Built between 1666 and 1679 by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) as a maritime replenishment station, the Castle of Good Hope is the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa. From 1678 it was the centre of civilian, administrative and military life at the Cape, until the settlement grew and some functions and activities moved away from the Castle. Today the Castle is the seat of the military in the Cape, and houses the Castle Military Museum and Iziko Museums of Cape Town (William Fehr Collection). Psstt~~ i got from 'ere

Walking down the aisle to the entrance
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It was very windy n coldy.

At the entrance

They hav a cannon ceremony at 10 am every day

In front of curio shop. I didnt buy anything sbb xcantik. Teehee~~

At the quarters

At the yard yg ade byk bunge cantik. Name lg spring, kan?

The freezing boy. Dah mcm Joey in the pocket dah... ;p

2) District Six Museum - was named the Sixth Municipal District of Cape Town in 1867. Originally established as a mixed community of freed slaves, merchants, artisans, labourers and immigrants, District Six was a vibrant centre with close links to the city and the port. By the beginning of the twentieth century, however, the history of removals and marginalisation had begun. The first to be 'resettled' were black South Africans, forcibly displaced from the District in 1901. As the more prosperous moved away to the suburbs, the area became the neglected ward of Cape Town.
In 1966, it was declared a white area under the Group areas Act of 1950, and by 1982, the life of the community was over. 60 000 people were forcibly removed to barren outlying areas aptly known as the Cape Flats, and their houses in District Six were flattened by bulldozers.
The District Six Museum, established in December 1994, works with the memories of these experiences and with the history of forced removals more generally. Credit
In short, the colored n the blacks that stayed at District Six was forced to be removed from that area so that the whites can move in there. Jahat, kan?
At the entrance

That guy in the kopiah showed his house at that area b4 his family was kicked out by the whites.

See, they weren't even allowed to use the benches for the whites.

3) Uncle Dave - a place where we can get affordable diamonds

Pilih, jgn xpilih
I personally happy with the warm welcome of the owner, Uncle Dave n his assistance, Esther. Evnthough Iman was very active while we were there, Esther was very kind. N she didnt even panicked when Iman accidently lost one of the diamonds. Calmly, she helped us searched the diamond until we found it. Fuhh~~ Dahla 5 ct punye diamond yg tercicir tuh. Gagagaga. Xbalik M'sia la kalo xjumpe... huhuhuh....
4) We walked around the Central Business District, nearby Atuk's former's office. N grabbed some vuvuzela~~ Do u know that b4 WC2010, vuvuzela only cost R6, which equivalent to RM3? N it spiked up to R60 during WC2010. But it reduced to R30. But still!!! Mahal gile utk brg yg sgt simple... huhuhuh... Effect of WC.. Hmmm

5) Boo-kap Museum - situated in the historic area that became home to many Muslims and freed slaves after the abolition of slavery, showcases local Islamic culture and heritage. The Bo-Kaap itself is well worth a visit. Colourful houses, steep cobbled streets, the muezzin’s calls to prayer, and children traditionally dressed for Madrassa, add to this unique Cape experience. The Museum was established in 1978 as a satellite of the SA Cultural History Museum. It was furnished as a house that depicts the lifestyle of a nineteenth-century Muslim family. Today, the museum is in a transformation stage.

At the entrance (lagi ;p)

6) Sea Point - one of Cape Town's most affluent and densely populated suburbs, situated between Signal Hill and the Atlantic Ocean a few kilometres to the west of Cape Town's CBD

Papa n I xkuar sbb tgh struggling pakse Iman minum susu. She refused to eat since morning!! Grrr~~
7) Green Point Stadium - for World Cup 2010

Papa tried to blow vuvuzela

Me n the kids stayed in the car coz Iman was asleep
N then, we went home~~~
P/s: erk, mcm byk plak tulis this time, unlike previous post... Peace~~

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