Perth Day 3 - Perth City, Kings Park, Fringe World

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AmiexExchange 12: Perth Day 3 - Perth City!


Hello I'm back for more Perth travelogue posts! I was really excited for the third day in Perth because I was finally entering the city after much anticipation. During the previous days of wandering, I've always seen the skyline from a distance so strolling through the streets within the business district really feels different.
AmiexExchange 12: Perth Day 3 - Perth City!
AmiexExchange 12: Perth Day 3 - Perth City!
AmiexExchange 12: Perth Day 3 - Perth City!AmiexExchange 12: Perth Day 3 - Perth City!
AmiexExchange 12: Perth Day 3 - Perth City!


We took the Mandurah line on the Transperth train that goes straight into the city. The ride was very smooth and comfortable - everyone was really quiet and minded their own matters most of the time too. When we reached, we headed for NAB to settle some banking business with them (which I'd elaborate next time on why the banking processes here annoy me quite a bit). It was also the first time a true Australian (as determined by his strong accent) fail to understand me -inserts crying face-

AmiexExchange 12: Perth Day 3 - Perth City!

In the city, we got ourselves lunch at one of the shopping malls in Perth, enex100. It was labelled as Thai food (Hi Thai) and costs us $10.50 for what we commonly know as mixed vegetable rice. The good thing is that the portion was quite big and that you are not restricted to choosing vegetables or meats, you can choose anything from the huge variety of selections. Of course I chose a lot of meat including sweet and sour pork which reminded me of the hawker centre food in Singapore, a great solace even just three days away from home.

AmiexExchange 12: Perth Day 3 - Perth City!AmiexExchange 12: Perth Day 3 - Perth City!
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AmiexExchange 12: Perth Day 3 - Perth City!
AmiexExchange 12: Perth Day 3 - Perth City!
AmiexExchange 12: Perth Day 3 - Perth City!

The whole city was actually not very touristy, more of a banking and financial district with plenty of office staff milling about the streets... with the exception of the London Court which was very different from the rest of the skyscrapers. It's a stretch of shops and restaurants that is on Hay Street. It's nice to walk through it but there's actually nothing that attracted me to buy.


A trip to Perth cannot be complete without rolling around the grass at Kings Park. I'd think that such a beautiful place would be flooded with people having picnics because it is really one of the finest enjoyments in life, but no... there were very few people around, mostly families. The afternoon light lends soft repose to every part of the park.. at that moment I swear I'd come here everyday just to enjoy overlooking the city. There is also a free transit zone within the city zone with buses running up to Kings Park from the business district.

Pretty right? You can get to see Swan River and Canning River, and the different highways too from here. Everyone is busy down in the city, but then we are up here, wind in our hair and having an awesome picnic for lunch. There are not many food sources here except for a cafe and bushes to forage for (potentially poisonous) berries.


So yes... buy some snacks from the supermarkets in the city before coming up!


One of the monuments I spotted at Kings Park was the State War Memorial. In addition to my experience of touring around Melbourne for a few days, I realized that Australia places great emphasis on remembering their noble soldiers who have died in the line of duty during the WWI and WWII that they dedicate quite a lot of public space for these purposes.


The lookout to see the place where Swan River and Canning River meets.



The floral diversity at Kings Park is wide, and they have little information stands to talk about the different species too.



We found a bottle tree too! It's really quite fat. However, when we reached the elevated Lotterywest Federation Walkway, we realised it was already closed for the day. The opening hours are 9am-5pm so do take note! We came back another day so we didn't miss out much.


That's the Botanical Cafe in Kings Park near the bus stop.


It was such a lovely place to be, and I'm definitely listing it as a must-go in Perth. I will be back with more pictures from the next day that we returned to Kings Park again after cycling along Swan River. :)


Perth Day 3 - Fringe World Festival 2015

My stay in Perth coincides nicely with the annual arts festival Fringe World Festival 2015. It is a very vibrant carnival-style event with many shows, performances to showcase different types of performing arts. It was near Russel Square, a short walk from where we alighted from the free bus service stop.

Perth Day 3 - Fringe World Festival 2015

Perth Day 3 - Fringe World Festival 2015

Perth Day 3 - Fringe World Festival 2015
Perth Day 3 - Fringe World Festival 2015
Perth Day 3 - Fringe World Festival 2015
Perth Day 3 - Fringe World Festival 2015
Perth Day 3 - Fringe World Festival 2015

Here are some photos enroute to Fringe World!

Perth Day 3 - Fringe World Festival 2015
Perth Day 3 - Fringe World Festival 2015
Perth Day 3 - Fringe World Festival 2015
Perth Day 3 - Fringe World Festival 2015
Perth Day 3 - Fringe World Festival 2015
Perth Day 3 - Fringe World Festival 2015
Perth Day 3 - Fringe World Festival 2015
Perth Day 3 - Fringe World Festival 2015
Perth Day 3 - Fringe World Festival 2015

The festival spans a huge area and we had to walk quite far before reaching what we came for... can you tell what the kids are excited about?! 

Perth Day 3 - Fringe World Festival 2015
Perth Day 3 - Fringe World Festival 2015
Perth Day 3 - Fringe World Festival 2015

MERMAID & MERMAN! They look really graceful while swimming around the tiny tank and also very good at entertaining the kids. When going underwater, they had to hold their breaths and open their eyes. It's amazing how they make it look so effortless... can you imagine their job title is actually being a full-time mermaid/merman? That's just so cool. I'm possibly the oldest person entertained by them... :)

Perth Day 3 - Fringe World Festival 2015
Perth Day 3 - Fringe World Festival 2015

I love the decor everywhere which is so well-done up for a temporary carnival. Even the most finicky me approves. It's such a treat for the eyes everywhere.

Perth Day 3 - Fringe World Festival 2015
Perth Day 3 - Fringe World Festival 2015
Perth Day 3 - Fringe World Festival 2015

I went onstage for a little performance and demonstrated how to pose for ten consecutive photos. There was also a dance class going on and they performed in public after practising under a private tent. That's all for day three adventures... will be back for more soon ;)

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