10 facts about perth

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Perth is my city and I love it.….for those who live in Perth have you heard or known that song from Channel 7 commercial ad, haven’t you? 🙂 I’ve been living in this city for almost 15 years now and it has changed a bit since the first time I landed in 1999. Not much. Came from super crowded and noisy Jakarta, I found Perth was so lifeless and sleepy. Though now Perth is busier and more traffic than before, still this city is pretty laid back. Below are ten facts that I can thing about Perth, that you may or may not know.

1. Perth is situated between Darling Ranges and the Indian Ocean along the bank of Swan River.  The river is named after the famous black swans which you can find along the river.

2.Perth’s CBD is quite small compared to other cities in Australia such as Sydney and Melbourne.  Shops are (now) open Monday to Sunday, usually from 9am to 5.30pm on week-days and 12pm to 5pm on Sundays. Once a week shops are open until 9pm, which is called late night shopping, every Thursday in the suburbs area and Friday in the city.  There are only three major supermarkets, Coles, Woolworth, and IGA.  Sunday markets are everywhere around the suburbs.  David Jones and Myer are our two major department stores along with Target, K-mart, and Big W. There’s no Starbucks, Crispy Creme etc,  very few American chain restaurants too.

3.  Perth is the second most windy city in the world, after Chicago.

4.  Perth is the most isolated capital city in the world.

5.  It has the largest inner city park in the world – Kings Park is 400 ha of natural Australian bush over the looking the city.  It’s even bigger than New York’s Central Park.

6.  There are lots of beautiful beaches around Perth ; Cottlesloe beach, Scarborough beach, Trigg beach, and many more.

7.  Dolphins can be seen regularly in the Swan and Canning rivers and inshore coast line.

8.  The Perth Mint is the oldest operating mint in the world.

9.  Perth is the sunniest city in the world, so Perthians should not worry about the lack of vitamin D! 🙂

10.  Perth has the highest per capita number of self-made millionaire in the world.  Thanks to the mining industry!

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Hi I'm Ria! A hippie heart and gypsy soul mama who loves plants, yoga, blue and white chinas, thrifty finds, occasionally I like to bake and cook something delicious for my teenager twin boys and le hubby. On this blog, I'm mostly rambling about my every day life as a mama, wife, and human being, sharing my piece of mind and some good and not so good photos. Because I'm not a professional photographer or blogger. Just a blogger mama wanna be!😜 So, if you like what you find here please stay with me. If you don't, just close this page and no rude comment, as simple as that. Thanks for dropping by and I hope you enjoy reading my stories. xx

20 thoughts on “10 facts about perth

          1. Ha..ha.ha..itu bahasa tio ciu dan khek 🙂 Perth benar benar kota yang sangat tenang yah, even black swannya sangat friendly, nggak kayak angsa di tanah melayu yang galaks banget, anak daku pernah mau disosor padahal cuman lewat doangan.


          2. Sekarang Perth lebih rame daripada 10 tahun yg lalu Ed, tapi ya dibanding Jkt ga ada apa2nya sih. Makanya few Jakartians ga suka ke Perth, terlalu sepi buat mereka hahahaa!


  1. Ahaaa aku baru tau klo perth windy city after chicago.
    Aku seneng deh baca2 postingan blog tentang tempat yang mereka tinggalin jadi nambah wawasan aja. Foto2nya cantik semua.
    Thankyu for info nya mba 🙂


    1. Halo Pypy, salam kenal balik dan ma kasih ya uda mampir disini 😀 Perth dibilang most isolated city in the world, karna the nearest city to Perth is Adelaide yg mana kira2 2,100km away. Kalau liat di peta, jarak antara kota2 seperti Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, dll kan agak berdekatan thu, sementara si Perth ada diujung sebelah west, nyempil sendiri 🙂 Jadi Perth itu terisolasi secara jarak aza 😊 Jalan2 ke Perth dong😀


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