In 46 days, I'll be in Gold Coast, Australia. Thinking of Australia, it makes me walked down the memory lane where my family and I had our 1st oversea trip back in 2007. It had been so long since my last oversea trip as I lost my passport and didn't bother to renew it. Apparently, the process was very very very tedious. Perhaps, i'll WRITE about it when i have the time. Anyway, our destination was Perth. At that time, Air Asia didn't have any route to Perth yet. So, we went by MAS. Farah didn't go as she was so small back then and i'd been thinking it was pointless taking her along. [Well, even until today, she always blameS me for not taking her along]. No worry, i'll make it up 2 u, lalinx... with this upcoming OZ trip, yah!
It was a short trip and the timing was bad...Maklumlah, tiket MAS promo... we arrived somewhere at midnight. The tix for the 3 of us +-RM3400. Touchdown was smooth and perfect. We didn't bring any food, so we didn't have to queue at the red lane. Took a cab to the city. Cab was about AUD 20 (at that time la, now may be more expensive). But, in 2007 the currency was much lower. It was about RM2.90 per AUD1. Sampai2, suhu memang sejuk as it was winter (June). Tp sejuk2 pon, x leh lawan la winter kat Europe or NZ but still sejukla to Malaysians. Hubby was a bit paranoid with the weather, maklumlah, his 1st encounter with this sort of weather while Faris pretty much enjoying himself with the change.
Perth is a laid back and peaceful city. It's such a charming city with vibrant people. The city is very organized and well maintained. If you are a city dweller, then i don't think Perth is the place for you. It's definitely not as happening as London, Paris or Sydney but I like it here, quiet and tranquil. City center pon kecik aja. In a few days, u dah boleh hafal dah jalan2 kat city tu. People like my husband can remember the route at the back of his head in no time and people like me, as usual, duduk sebulan pon x tentu ingat jalan lagik...
We stayed at Criterion Hotel. Nice and cozy hotel in the middle of the city centre. Criterion ni memang best in terms of location. CAT buses senang, makan halal ada dekat sebelah, souvenir shops, supermarket, fast food, Woolsworth, cinema, semua within walking distance. Pendek kata, x rugilah duduk sini. Harga pon berpatutan. I had emailed the hotel explaining that we would arrived late. So, we got our key and rest for the day.
|Ni pagi waktu baru sampai masa kat depan hotel. ThE pix was unclear,|
hand was shaky as the wind was so strong sampAi ke tulanggg...
|Happy 5th Birthday, Faris! It was Faris's fifth birthday:|
On the 1st day, we just pusing2 around the city on foot. T/hari sikit, we went to King's Park. Faris was so fascinated with the red bus he took at King's Park until he told me he wanted to become a King's Park bus driver when he grew up...[sigh...] Hmmm... at least better than Fizi in Upin Ipin who wanted to become a garbage collector..:) A lil info about Kin's Park: it is the largest central city park in the world and it offers stunning views of the city and Swan River, walk trails, picnic areas and many more.
|Sekitar hotel kami...|
|The Swan Bell Tower. One of the|
largest musical instruments in the
world. Very near to the jetty.
|'Us' under the oak tree...:)|
|Langley Park rasanya nih...|
|The flowers were blooming even though it was winter. Cantik!|
|Kat lorong ni lah kami jalan kaki untuk ke tepi laut/jeti.|
|War Memorial Park|
|Another side of King's Park. King's Park ni sangat luas. Memang x larat nak habis jalan.|
|My Fav of ALL! Taken from King's Park during twilight overlooking Perth CBD. At that time of the year,|
twilight was early. This was captured at 5pm.
|Another snapshot from the park|
~TO BE CONT....:)~