Pelican Feeding at The Entrance – Experience Central Coast’s Most Famous Attraction

The Entrance is one of New South Wale’s most beautiful destinations and, since the 1800s, regularly attracts thousands of visitors who come seeking serenity amidst her geographical splendour.

Pelican feeding at The Entrance| Img by: Tirin via Wikimedia CommonsCC BY-SA 3.0

Background

The Entrance is situated in Central Coast region of New South Wales and is surrounded by water on all three sides, making it a mini-peninsular of sorts.

The Rise of Pelican Feeding

This happened by accident thanks to the staff of a nearby fish and chip shop, whose scraps when thrown out began attracting flocks of pelicans. If the staff were late in throwing out their scraps, the pelicans would make their way to the shop itself!

Present Day

More than twenty years later, tens of thousands of people arrive at The Entrance to feed large groups of massive birds who are completely unperturbed by the crowds of people. Many Central Coast resorts along the likes of Oaks Waterfront Resort receive quite a bit of business because of this.

The Purpose of Pelican Feeding

Amazingly, the main goal of feeding pelicans at The Entrance is to attend to their health, since many pelicans since they are prone to the harmful effects of pollution and can have hooks and lines tangled up in various parts of their body.

 

 

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A Trip to the Ocean Park in Wan Chai – Fun for the Whole Family

The Ocean Park Hong Kong is a combination of an amusement and marine animal park that provides plenty of fun for visitors of all ages.

About

The park spans well over two hundred hectares. In 2014, the Ocean Park Hong Kong was recognised as the thirteenth most visited theme park in the region. The park is divided into two main sections by a big mountain in the middle.

Going In

Ocean Park Hong Kong, being as massive as it is, is home to an extensive number of rides and attractions. The park features several roller coasters, the largest aquarium dome in the world, and also has many different animals on display for guests to observe.

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Animals

Twelve thousand and more species of both marine and land-based wildlife call this park home. Here you will come across giant pandas, Chinese sturgeons, playful and smart bottlenose dolphins, penguins, alligators and turtles, as well as well over seventy bird species.

Location

You can opt to get there by taxi or by public transport such as the MTR (Mass Transit Railway) or the bus. Those residing at a Hong Kong hotel such as the Dorsett Wanchai Hong Kong will be able to get to this park by car in less than 20 minutes.

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The Besakih Temple – A holy attraction

The Besakih Temple is referred to as the Mother Temple for that is the extent of sanctity that this sacred site emulates. A must visit for those holidaying in Bali, below is an outline of this attraction.

Pura Besakih Hindu Temple Bali| Img by: Sean Hamlin from New Zealand, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0

History

Back in the 8th century, a Hindu monk had a revelation to construct houses in this location and it was only in the completion of this project the area was named Basuki. This name was derived from the dragon god ‘Naga Besukian’ who the locals believed inhabited this sacred mountain. Eventually, though, the name Basukih became Besakih.

About

For over a 1000 years, the Besakih Temple has been venerated as the Mother Temple and thousands of pilgrims have been flocking to this holy site ever since. Since bygone eras, the Pura Batu Madeg has been considered a holy site because the central stone found within, is believed to be divine.

Natural Disasters

In the years 1917 and 1963 two major volcanic eruptions took place on this mountain and lava flowed over the temple. Despite the disaster, the holy complex stood tall and this, in turn, strengthened the faith of the devout believers in the area.

Location

The temple is accessible from many a Jakarta hotel the likes of Alila Jakarta and more.

Going in

Four of the temples in this complex reflect four different forms of the Balinese Deity at north, south, east and west points. It is a treasure-trove of sacred sites where every monument offers something to learn from and to savour.

 

 

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