"Duckie" - "Say Joey, who is this weirdo standing in between you and me??"
"Joey " - "How would l know??"
The first day
The Flight to Perth
Not bad eh, you paid for what you get.
Onboard the Qantas flight that took us to Perth, in short to summarise the journey - GREAT!!
Thought that the beginning of the school
vacation, the QF72 flight to this so-called "bore-spot" of the Down Under
would be packed to capacity. On the contrary, there were plenty of
empty seats, which enabled me to lay down straight (see the picture ).
Not bad eh, but what really made the journey
enjoyable is the in-flight entertainment provided (see the pictures),
rather than having to watch re-runs of those lousy "Just For Laugh!!"
shows on other airlines.
"You are from Singapore?"
If you guys thought those questions were asked
once, you are wrong.
Assimilate into the Aussie life
The Shopping Malls
It seems that the Aussie do much of their shopping in the shopping malls (the pictures).
While we have our wet markets and those "down-stairs" shops strategically located in every neighbourhood, the Aussie version are in the form of shopping mall in almost every suburbs areas (like the "Lakeside", as seen in the picture on the right).
"Gd' day, mate.." as those service personnel greet you at the start of the day, while at the end of the day, they ended saying "See ya later.." (Initially, I thought WHY SEE ME LATER? only later l came to realise it's another Aussie slang of saying "GOODBYE!")
It must be a way of life for the Australians, like they always say, "No Worries" if any requests were made.
So can't blame us who had been to places like Japan or the Down Under, if we always draw comparison with these guys and our sometimes aloof sales persons, especially those in Sim Lim Square.
Relaxing at Joondulup Lake
Vineyards, Plantations and Indian
The third day of our stay saw us at Swan Valley, where numbers of vineyards are located.
Nice climate and environment are essential for this part of the world to produce some of the best wines. With the free sampling of the wine available at most the of the vineyards, are we glad to taste them (See pictures)
The Orange Plantation
One thing great about visiting these vineyards and plantations is no pre-booking arrangements is required, as these places are open to public and they kind to let visitors walk around and sample some of their products.
It was approaching sunset while we were there with cool breeze was there to welcome us.
The farm visit
No part of the Down Under shall be completed without the visit to a farm.
Slightly more than a hour drive saw us arrived at Tumbulgum farm, located in one of the suburbs outside Perth.
Long dusty tracks led us to the entrance of the farm. With the likes of lambs, wallabies and other livestock greeted us (see pictures)
No bad eh!! as urban folks like us eventually got a chance to feed the animals and milk the cow but too bad the shearing of the sheep still belong to the job of the friendly guy called Trevor, our host