Thursday, 26 February 2015

Live Australian Trip February 2015

On the 1st Feb I came from Redang island back to Kuala Lumpur where wanted to do an fiber optic s course with but these guys cancel the training without letting know luckily didn't pay anything in advance.
Well stayed few days in Matahari lodge hostel on Pasar Seni sorted lot of things on laptop thanks fast wi-fi connection. I've finally visited Batu caves in north end of KL “luckily” durring Thaipusam - a highly symbolic Hindu festival celebrated by Singapore's Tamil community. It is an annual procession by Hindu devotees seeking blessings, fulfilling vows and offering thanks - .
It was over crowded. People were reckless standing – laying at each other on train station waiting for LRT. Once the security open the people mass have runned in many ppl almost fell.
Early on the 5th woke up got taxi from Pasar Seni to KL Sentral /approx. 15RM/ changed for KLIA 2 Airport bus / 10RM/ Arrived there check-in this time without any issues. I usually have problem to fell in the sleep in transport but this time slept most of 5h flight. Landed for second try in Perth as the wind around ground level was too strong.
Went to immigration and was puled away for questioning about self sufficiency for next three months luckily the immigration officer was happy with my answer and I came to Aus again.
At the Perth airport are two options you can take 15$ bus or bus no.40 and 37 for 4.40$ which end up at Esplanade bus station/ terminal.
I bought an Optus sim card 45$/month 3GB, unlimited calls & TXTs middle price offer. Perth is spread te city center is covered with free Perth city and Telstra wi-fi access points which became useful. Transport is easy by buses, trains and taxis. Zone 1 price is 2.90$ zone 4.40$

The places worth to see in Perth are Kings Parks & Botanic Garden /K.P. War Memorial/, the beaches as Scarborough beach, City beach, The Perth Mint, Hyde Park Perth, London Court, Swan Bells, Water labyrinth /you could sit down next to and connect to free wi-fi/, Perth Mosque – was closed whhen wanted to have a look at and Aviation Heritage Museum which is 10min walk from Bull creek train station this one really nice collection of planes some were fighting in WW2.

 Also the boat trip to Fremantle and Fremantle itself with the museum, jail, favorite fish and chips places worth it. You can get the City Sight Seeing Perth ticket including the ferry.

From Barrack Street Jetty, Fremantle and Sorrento you can reach the nearby Rottnest Island. The water is nice and clear but bit cold.

Most of the cheap accommodation as backpackers places are around Aberdeen street.

 When I was looking for the options how to get to Adelaide or Melbourne I find out the there is no bus, but there is a train but the standard price is $500 to Adelaide or $4000 in Platinum Class. Well the flight was the cheapest option even I wanted to see the desert at the time.