Holiday down under
city of Perth, the capital of Western Australia, is a relaxing but active city
to explore in those spare hours during a business trip or when you’re spending
a few days on holiday with family or friends.
of the best ways to see the city and enjoy the outdoors is a bicycle ride
alongside the giant snake-shaped Swan River.
Setting out from the suburb of Burswood or from the city
center, you are guaranteed a peaceful and rewarding ride towards the classic
old port town of Fremantle.
at Free-o, as it’s known to the locals, take a break and enjoy lunch, perhaps a
spread of Australia’s famous fish and chips. For early birds there is a
smorgasbord of al-fresco dining at a host of cafés along the cappuccino strip,
many owned by Australians of Italian descent, where you can luxuriate in
Australia’s current wave of coffee-worship.
after a long day shopping at the Westfield Carousel shopping center and on the
way back to your hotel in the city or Burswood area, stop in at Victoria Park
where you can choose a rich variety of Asian, modern Australian or Italian
you will also find the V Burger Bar, famous amongst locals and nominated as one
of the top-five burger joints in the Good Food Guide 2011 published by a local
newspaper, The West Australian.
Incidentally, the V Burger Bar is
proudly owned and run by a group of passionate young Indonesians who live and
work in Perth. Right next door, for those who miss home cooking while
holidaying in Perth, there is the halal bakmie ayam or sate ayam at Bintang
Café, owned by a migrant to Australia from Madura.
find both these dining spots on the Albany highway at East Victoria Park. You
can also check online at www.vburgerbar.com.au.
Perth offers plenty to
satisfy sophisticated wine and fine dining lovers who are looking for a
lifestyle vacation. They will be thrilled to explore the hidden gem of the
Margaret River wine-producing
region, a smooth three-hour drive south of Perth. There, you will find a wide selection of great
wines and fine dining establishments situated among bountiful vineyards, with a
range of award-winning gourmet dining experiences.
Getting around Perth can be achieved by public transport,
but for longer trips you will need
to hire a car, whether it be a sports utility vehicle or a seven-seat van for
all the family and friends. Like Indonesia, Australians drive on the right and
of course you will need a valid driving license to drive in Western Australia.
After seeing the best of what Western Australia has to
offer, you might consider spending an extended period of time in the city, or
spot an opportunity to do business. To find out more about Perth and on
property, financing, trade and investment opportunities, everything you need to
know can be found at the Australia Indonesia Tourism, Trade & Investment
Association’s website, at www.aittia. org.au. AITTIA is a non-profit