Travel Experience in Perth

Reaching Perth

Not too long ago I share my post about Holiday in Perth on my another blog which is on Sam Salleh. It is just a brief post on some of my activities in Perth. There are some post I have yet to publish it on Sam Salleh and also Travel Relieve Stress. However this is the link to the post about Holiday in Perth if you would like to read about it. In this post will be more about my personal travel experience around Perth, Western Australia.

I was in Perth, Western Australia from 5th of March to 9th of March 2017. This holiday is a generous treat from my uncle to me and my younger brother. I had always wanted to visit to Australia and doesn’t really matter which part as long it is Australia. This is because I always heard lots of stories saying good thing about Australia. To be exact Perth is on travel bucket list and coincidence I got this travel treat from my uncle.

Nasi Lemak for breakfast in Perth Western Australia

Flight from Singapore to Perth took us 5 hours and 10 minutes. Upon arriving Perth, I find that the immigration was quite strict in terms of health and foods that you brought in. I was been told if a person who found to be sick will be deport back to their country and whatever foods you brought in have to declare with the immigration. I feel that this kind of measure the government took is quite good. No wonder I hardly heard any of such epidemic outbreak in any part of Australia.

During my stay in Perth, I notice that most of the food were quite costly. On average the price of food can cost between AUD$8 to AUD$16 per meal. There are some places do sell food that are less costly such as Subway

One of the buses in Perth

and some other fast food restaurant. Even though the food consider costly, the portion you got for your food is worthwhile that it will really make you feel full. In fact you could even share your food with someone. On top of that what you pay for are basically the quality of the food.

Apart from the strictness of immigration and the cost of food, the most important factor I love the most is the friendliness of accessibility for the wheelchair person. The pavement for pedestrian was wheelchair friendly even though there are curbs but it is still possible for wheelchair to overcome and maneuver. Apart from the pavement, I notice all the buses are wheelchair friendly and the ramp are open automatically. It is not steep for wheelchair to board and alight the buses.

Bus fares consider quite expensive but there are some buses do offer free bus ride and it is applicable in the free zone

Catching sunset at the beach.

area. You can always check with the locals or even the bus drivers to be sure if the ride is free or not. Before you go somewhere, do check with the locals about the distance. This is because if it is nearby, you could take a walk which will save your traveling expenses. Alternatively if you have a driving license, you could rent a car but you need to book it 1 week in advance.

There are so much more to experience in Perth and in fact this is one of the most convenience place for physically challenged as most of the places are wheelchair friendly in Perth. I really feel totally independent when moving around in Perth and in fact for any physically challenged on wheelchair is not a wrong choice of place for holiday. Perth is one of the recommended place for all physically challenged especially on wheelchair.

Flight ticket cost me a bomb

This year 2017 I have plans on traveling to London and meet up my best friend Shaifulbahri who is working there currently as Theater Practitioner. Planning on budget is always a must thing to do before travel. Budget such as flight ticket, accommodation and daily expenses including transportation needs. To kick start with I go online to check on the prices for the flight ticket. I wanted to look for something different airline that offer something different. This is what I found online that really shocked me.

Boeing 737 will be entirely for you only if you take up this service.

2 way ticket from Singapore to London and vice versa would cost me USD$677,800! You read it right, USD$677,800 for 2 way ticket. The price is crazy isn’t it. Yes it is so super expensive because it is so super exclusive. It is super exclusive because the entire plane or jet just charter for you ONLY. Imagine you are in Boeing Business Jet 737 and in the plane it just only you and all the service attention to you and no one else. This is because there is no other passenger and it just only you in the jet.

I just learn that there such flight service much more better than business class and first class. I would rather call it as high class flight because the flight service is privately charter just for you only. You can literally sit in any seats you want and in fact you can run around the jet after take off. The check in will be fast cause it just you only and you will be the first to board and alight the jet. There so much more about this private charter flight service. These service are meant for those who have lot of money to splurge at and in other words this service also suitable for high net worth individual.

I may not be a high net worth individual for now but I will make my dream come true by flying in super exclusive flight with style. At least I will get the experience on the service being offered and what it feel like to travel in more private environment. This shall add on to my travel bucket list.

The best moment of my life

Took photo with the cabin crew of Cebu Pacific Air.

Took photo with the cabin crew of Cebu Pacific Air.

Base on my travel experience via air, I always wanted to do something once the plane has landed. The thing that I always wanted to do was to take picture with the cabin crew and also with the pilots for memories. I just started this picture taking with cabin crew this year 2016 in the month of September when I travel to Philippines.

I did manage to take photo with the cabin crew and the pilot of Cebu Pacific Air. It was an awesome feeling for me personally. I know for other passengers, this kind of photo taking or even selfie/wefie photo with cabin crew and the pilot mean nothing for these passengers. For me personally I must say again it is indeed an awesome feeling. In fact I have plans to take more photo of these moments with cabin crew and pilot from any airline.

However there is another more exciting and more awesome feeling when I took photo with the cabin crew and the pilot. The more exciting and more awesome feeling I am referring to is taking photo with a pilot in the cockpit. On the 24th September 2016, I on my way back to Singapore from traveling to Philippines. I always the first passenger to board and last passenger to alight the flight as this is the procedure to assist passengers in needy such as senior citizen and physically challenged.

in-the-cockpitBefore I step out the plane, I ask permission from the cabin crew if I could took photo with them together with the pilot. The crew gave a yes to me cause they are also excited to take photo with happy passengers like me. I took a couple of shots and then the co pilot invite me to take photo with the captain at the special place. I didn’t know he was referring to the cockpit and in fact I was so surprise to get the privilege to take photo in the cockpit. Therefore in my next trip regardless to any destination I am going to, I shall took photo with the cabin crew and the pilot. If possible took photo in every cockpit.

World Traveler

hot-sauceLast 27th October 2016, my younger brother just came back from Perth, Australia for 1 week holiday. He went there with our uncle. Our uncle recently decided to retire from his job in Changi Airport and since he is quite free, he decided to go to Perth with his good friend from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and bring my brother along. I found that our uncle choose to go to Perth because flight ticket to Perth is cheap. He bought the ticket from Malindo Air.

My younger brother always have this habit whereby when ever he travel to any country, he always hunt for caps for himself. Of course he always bought something for me, our sister and our mother. As a saying goes, family come first. However he bought something very interesting. World Traveler Hot Sauce Collection. A box consist of 15 hot sauce from 15 different country/state. Below is the list of countries/state where this hot sauce came from:

  1. Sydney
  2. Lousianna
  3. Jamaica
  4. Spain
  5. India
  6. Cuba
  7. Kenya
  8. Hawaii
  9. Brazil
  10. China
  11. Egypt
  12. California
  13. Turkey
  14. Thailand
  15. Mexico

We were planning to try each sauce with some food such as pizza, fried chicken or anything. We were planning to make a video on it and share our experiences on what it taste like and which kind of food will goes well with. The video will be upload on YouTube. I am really looking forward for this experience.



jackfruit1Last 17th September 2016, I followed my brother, his wife and his son back to Philippines. We went to Wao Lanao Del Sur a province where my sister in law used to grow up before. Up to date that is my fourth time I have been there. I always looking forward to go back to my sister in law province whenever she ask me to come along with her. The place is cooling as it is surrounded with hills and it give a beautiful view of nature.

We took off from Changi Airport and landed in Francisco Bangoy International Airport. That airport is located in Davao and that is the first time for my brother and I to land in that airport. Previously we always landed in Laguindingan Airport which is located in Cagayan De Oro. From Francisco Bangoy International Airport we took a taxi after we have negotiate the fare with the driver. The journey took us almost 5 hours ride. We find it that travel from Davao to Wao Lanao Del Sur is much more faster compared to from Cagayan De Oro to Wao Lanao Del Sur.

jackfruit2We reached home almost 7 in the morning. My sister in law mother prepare coffee and bread for breakfast and we took a rest after breakfast. Around mid morning while we were resting, one my sister in law sibling came by to the house and bring something for us. She brought Jack fruit for us to eat. The Jack fruit is big and the size is almost my body size as you can see the picture shown. In my entire life, this is the biggest Jack fruit I have ever seen. The taste is sweet and you can’t finish it alone at one go. Now I am looking forward to go back to Wao Lanao Del Sur again for more surprises.