Perth & Fremantle
Trip Start May 18, 2004
39Trip End Jul 08, 2012
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In Perth, I stayed in Grand Central Backpackers hostel for $100 per week. The rate was not bad at all. I made friends with a lot of Koreans and a friendly Japanese, Shige. I still remember the day trip to Subiaco Markets with Terry, Saeyong, and Brian. I also attended a festival there on the other day. While I was in Perth, thanks to Regent Cinemas, I enjoyed movies for a reasonable price almost every day. The best attraction of Perth must be King's Park. It was a great place to relax and stroll. The most memorable event there was Perth Royal Show in Claremont, which was held celebrating the 100th anniversary. The ticket cost only $18 and I enjoyed some shows including boxing troops and a camel ride until the evening
As for my travels, the Bell Tower on the Swan River seemed the most symbolic building of Perth and I climbed the tower and saw the bells. Rottnest island is small, but it is very accessible from Fremantle and may be fun if you visit there with your friends and just relax in nature. In Fremantle, the prison must be the best attraction and I took a night tour in there. When I visited the city with Shige, I caught a sight of a busker near the entrance of the Fremantle Market
*After I left for Melbourne, my mom and brother flew in Perth. They joined the package tour to the Pinnacles which I had arranged in Perth. So I didn't join the tour with them and some of the pictures on this page were taken by my brother.
Fremantle Prison Official Website
You can enjoy the virtual tour of the prison. According to the website, Fremantle prison is the most intact of all Australian convicts sites.
I often had Mi Goreng, Indonesian food, while I was in Australia. You don't need an instruction to make mi goreng, but the video is well organized.