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Western Australia: Perth CBD and Kings Park (Day 1)

posted by Martin Rubli at 15:30

Once again the cold drove us south for Chinese New Year. Actually, it wasn't so much the cold as the prospect of potential cold. The latter didn't materialize but that didn't take away from a great trip to Western Australia.

We had an overnight flight to Perth, so we decided not to venture too far away from our hotel after arriving at 5 o'clock in the morning. Luckily we lived almost right next to Kings Park, a huge park near the CBD (Central Business District). So those two naturally became our destinations for the first day.

While I generally steer clear of Swiss gatherings when I'm abroad, in a twist of irony, I always like to visit Chinatown when I go to larger cities. I find it interesting to see how different Asian subcultures get shuffled together. To cap off the day we therefore went to Roe Street for dinner and dessert.


One of our first impressions after arriving in Perth. Note the luxurious bike road on the side!

One of our first impressions after arriving in Perth. Note the luxurious bike road on the side!

London Court, a small shopping arcade in downtown Perth. Not as old as it looks but approaching 80 years nevertheless.

London Court, a small shopping arcade in downtown Perth. Not as old as it looks but approaching 80 years nevertheless.

The Perth Central Business District seen through Barracks Arch.

The Perth Central Business District seen through Barracks Arch.

One of the many beautiful trees in Kings Park.

One of the many beautiful trees in Kings Park.

The skyline of Perth.

The skyline of Perth.

View of Swan River from Kings Park.

View of Swan River from Kings Park.

Seen at the entrance of the tree-top walk. No wedding photos allowed!

Seen at the entrance of the tree-top walk. No wedding photos allowed!

The beautiful tree-top walk in Kings Park.

The beautiful tree-top walk in Kings Park.
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The DNA Tower in Kings Park ...

The DNA Tower in Kings Park ...

... which allows for great views of the entire park and the city.

... which allows for great views of the entire park and the city.

The poetic Flame of Remembrance and the no-less-poetic Pool of Reflection at the Kings Park War Memorial.

The poetic Flame of Remembrance and the no-less-poetic Pool of Reflection at the Kings Park War Memorial.
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Perth Central Business District (CBD).

Perth Central Business District (CBD).

A food hall in Chinatown.

A food hall in Chinatown.

We just had to stop by 鮮芋仙 to have some 仙草 and a luxurious 鴛鴦布丁. It's a mystery to us, however, why the latter one is served in a cup.

We just had to stop by 鮮芋仙 to have some 仙草 and a luxurious 鴛鴦布丁. It's a mystery to us, however, why the latter one is served in a cup.

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