Thursday, January 26, 2012

Moonlight Cinema

Every summer, the Ford Focus Moonlight Cinema  open air cinema is held in every capital city in Australia. In Adelaide, the cinema screens the latest releases as well as contemporary, cult and classic movies on the lawns of the Botanical Gardens. The summer 2011-2012 season runs from 8 December 2011 to 25 March 2012. It is the perfect time and place to gather with a group of friends and relax with a picnic as the sun sets and the screen lights up.

The ticket prices are as follows: 

Ticket TypePrice* 
Adult  $18 
Concession  $16 
Sen/Child (5-15yrs)  $14 
Gold Grass  $33 
Eco Adult  $15 
Eco Concession  $13 
Eco Sen/Child  $11 
Eco Gold Grass  $30 
Gift Vouchers  $16 (online only) 
*$1 booking fee per ticket for online bookings
Moonlight accepts cash and major credit cards 

Eco Tickets apply if we use public transport and purchase the ticket at box office prices with a valid ticket. A Gold Grass ticket includes entry and a reserved bean bed in a premium viewing location on the lawn, but as seating is limited you should book ahead to secure your place. The gold grass tickets are the perfect Christmas or birthday present. 

Last Wednesday, we saw "A few best man" here. Fortunately, the weather was very nice so the park was quite full. A lot of people came early and had a picnic there. The movie  was good, the atmosphere was good and it was a nice evening out. 

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Pondok Bali

Since I came to Adelaide, our neighbours Michael and Jody have told me about Pondok Bali, Adelaide's finest Indonesian restaurant which serves some of the most popular dishes from various regions. There were a few times when we have tried arrange to go there for dinner but unfortunately we haven't been able to find a time when we could go. 

Last Saturday, my friend Shanty, also from Indonesia and her husband Brendan arranged for us to have dinner together at Pondok Bali, I was so excited having heard so much about it. It was difficult to choose what we wanted as everything on the menu looked so nice. Finally, we decided that we would each chose a dish that all would share. We had Martabak (panfried pastry with a spicy savoury meat filling) as an entrĂ©e, and for main menu, we had Ayam Panggang Bekakak ( char-grilled chicken), Gulai Kambing (Lamb Curry), Ikan Acar Kuning (Tumeric Fish) and Udang Saos Kecap (Soya Prawn). All the food was very delicious but I forgot to take pictures. :(

After dinner, Shanty and Brendan came to our place and we played poker until 12pm. We had a great time and can't wait until we can do it again Shan....^_^