and her beautiful mess.

Perth and Us + Tips and Tricks

Sunday, 14 August 2016
Hellooooooooooo! I'm coming back again.
This is really exciting. This post reminds me every single happiness I have had at Perth, Australia. I'm here to share with you some tips and tricks if you're heading over there during winter time. Personal experience and welcome any comments.
Why you should go to Perth ?
WHY?
Point 1 : Live-able city with relaxing lifestyle
Personally, I really love the life here. People living in peaceful and stress free life. They tend to throw a BBQ in friend's house, drink wine/ beer and prioritize time spending at home. They like to cook at home rather than spending outside. Less hustle and bustle though its' a big city. Places other than the city is so much breathtaking and close to nature. Make sure you explore them.

Point 2 : Grocery shopping is so much fun!
Seriously, I was like an Aunty there. Their super market for grocery hunting definitely opened up my eyes. They have lots of stores such as Woolworth, Coles, IGA etc which really made me excited. What's interesting is different offers will be given at different time at different stores. So, people usually compare the prices using the catalog before they do the real shopping. I still can't believe their spaghetti is only AUD 1 for one whole big packet and AUD 2 for 2 Liter  milk. *Jaw-drop*

Point 3 : Barbecue heaven
We Malaysian usually feel very lazy to start a BBQ session because there will be lots of stuffs to clean up before and after. However, BBQ is a very very very common activity for them. They like to throw a BBQ in friends' house and that's their favorite to-do-list. They have BBQ grill and equipment at public area esp near beaches/ park. (And it's FOC for sharing basis.)

Travel reminders for you :

Point 1 : Let's talk about Wifi / Data Plan
Okay we are all Internet addict. This is true so I wanna tell you that Public Wifi is available but not everywhere. We managed to access to public wifi at Perth city (some area), Fremantle but not for Rottnest island. Basically, we didn't buy any of the data plan because we jot down street names/ directions/ bus number by using hotel / home Wi-fi before we go out. We rely on brochure more. However, I don't think it works well cause we got lost in some places and spent more time in getting back to the correct direction. It's okay to explore if it's morning but definitely not for night. Here I recommend you to know more about Optus / Telstra / Vodafone which are the 3 most famous mobile plan network providers there. (What I always see) They have different plans for travelers depends on how many days you are going to spend over there. Check them out!


Point 2 : Sunrise at 7am but sunset at 5pm.
This will definitely a big challenge for travelers during winter time. Make sure you plan your itinerary effectively. Every single second counts as you know, sunlight is always the best filter for a good picture. Make sure you depart early!!! Wake up earlier to work your plan! Catch my point : Always depart early!!!


Point 3 : Download Google Map apps / Transperth apps
It's useful ! useful ! useful!!! I have to repeat thrice because I really mean it. Please remember to download it. Transperth is an apps which can help you to plan from one point to another by taking public transportation at Perth. Save your time and energy.

Point 4 : Save Money = Bring your own food
It's considered high living expenses if we convert AUD to MYR. So if you are planning to travel in limited budget. Then you have to prepare your own food. You can spend once or twice for a feast but of course not everyday. Go to their grocery stores and they offer really reasonable and affordable price for you to prepare home made food. Sandwiches, simple bacons and eggs , salad , spaghetti will do as long as it satisfies your hunger.


Point 5 : Check out Groupon.au deals
Okay being cheapskate. Groupon.com helps me save a lot in this trip. Don't forget to check out their great deals in travelling category. You can get greater offer in entrance ticket/ vacation stay/ tour package.


Point 6 : Make full use of the FREE offers (Esp Transportation)
They actually have FREE OF CHARGE CAT buses service in the city. So, make sure you download the app that I have mentioned above to ease your trip. You can save money by not renting car on the city hoping day. It saves a lot. Check this out : Transperth Timetable
Besides, places such as Swan Valley they have many FREE tasting sessions so enjoy your privilege by being a tourist. 


Point 7 : Winter elements are essential
Of course! Don't forget you winter elements. Make sure you have enough clothes to warm up your body if you phobia of cold. Bring more thermal clothes and always check accuweather for temperature the day you go. Take good care. 




Read more on my 7 days Perth Trip Itinerary
Kindly click in the link to know more on every day details. 

Day 1 : M'sia - Perth Airport -  Hillary Boat Harbour - Home
Day 2 : The Pinnacles Dessert - Lancelin Beach & Sand Dunes
Day 3 : Caversham Wildlife Park - Swan Valley - Northbridge - Bell's Tower - Elizabeth Quay
Day 4 : Perth City - Kings Park - Blue boat House - London Court ( Hay St & Murray St)
Day 5 : Rottnest Island
Day 6 : Fremantle Kailis F&C - Ship Wreck Gallery - Fremantle Market - Esplanade Park (Winter festival)
Day 7 : Fremantle Prison - Perth City - NorthBridge - Home - Airport -M'sia

Read my following post XOXO ( Click in )

Don't forget to watch my travel vlog :
Have fun reading. XOXO.

Love,
Shin






Post Comment
Post a Comment