It was a 5 hour flight from KL Malaysia to Perth Australia. By the time we reached and got our baggage, it was already about 2am; 23rd Feb 2015. Our relatives picked us up and we had a mini tour around the hour. Although it was summer, it was very chilly at night. I didn’t expect that and only brought a thin jacket along. Everyone I knew from Perth told me it can be really hot, sometimes even hotter than Malaysia. After catching with the relatives accompanied by nice warm tea, we got ready for bed. It was around 3am+ in the morning and my plan was to wake at around 5am as I’ll be following my aunt and cousin to bring the dogs (A Schnauzer and a Japanese Spitz) to the dog park.
After about an hour+ rest, we woke up, got ready and took the dogs out to the dog park (Dog Beach). Again, because it was way early in the morning, it was freezing. I learnt later that it IS usually cold at night and early in the morning in summers, but not THIS cold. It was much colder this summer compared to the previous ones. Anyways, the park is huge! Especially if you compared to those parks you get in Malaysia.
This place is just one flat piece of green land. All trimmed down nicely with just a few big trees popping out here and there towards the edge of the park. There were quite a number of dogs just roaming around the park, a nice distance away from their owners but always returning once in a while. It was a lovely sight. I’ve brought my dog to parks in Malaysia before. And I’ve tried having her off leash, but it still worries me when she gets too far. She’ll always stick around me in the beginning till she gets bored, and then throttles off to the road which I would then need to chase after her and she’ll give me a pretty good exercise. It would be lovely if we had bigger parks in Malaysia and she could run and explore more rather than running out to the road. We went to a second park after that and this one had a lake in the middle. It reminded me of the dog park near 1U shopping mall (Malaysia). I rarely head over though as it’s quite a distance from my house. Another 30minutes passed and we went home to meet the rest who slept in. Washed up a little and off we went to the city.
Had our lunch at a dim sum restaurant called Dragon Palace with super good ‘Lao Sha Bao’! They had the steamed one as well as the baked one. The steamed one was just alright, but the baked one is something I’ve never tried before. The bun crust was really crispy with a super soft centre where the custard is. The custard isn’t the kind that would flow out right away like those I’ve had in Malaysia, but it’s watery enough and taste just as good. The bun was really an extra bonus! Definitely a must try if you love custard! The food at the dim sum place was really fresh too with huge prawns in a lot of their dishes. Yum! I had a belly-full tummy at the end of the lunch. Then it was just walking around the city streets and visiting different stores here and there. Headed home to rest and await dinner. We’re having steamboat! Best eaten when the weather is nice and chilly and the food is warm and toasty. Mmmmm!
That’s all for day 1. Look out for the next post coming up real soon!