Perth Trip Day 2 @ Pinnacles Desert

So here we are, on our 2nd day of adventure! And today we will be heading up to the Pinnacles Desert!

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We left for our destination relatively early as it’s quite a long drive up. Thankfully we have our wonderful driver a.k.a. their auntie, who tirelessly drove throughout most of the trips. And also kudos to the other drivers too!

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It was quite a long way up from Fremantle (2hr+) so we stopped by at the McDonald’s at Yanchep for some breakfast.

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Nice big area with a cool indoor playground! The main thing is, it’s not crowded at all unlike in Singapore.

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Little milkie and milo? Both of them gobbled up their food and couldn’t wait to go in and play!

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It took me so long to get them to sit down so that I can take a picture of them together!

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After resting for an hour or so, we continued our journey under the clear blue sky, literally.

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Although it’s coming winter, the sun is still quite glaring so I suggest it’s best to have some shades or caps. And most importantly, SUNBLOCK!

Attraction – Pinnacles Desert

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And then we finally reached our destination! Gosh, the sight was amazing! Just in case if you ain’t sure, there is an entrance fee though, by per car. You can look up the information over here.

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And you don’t have to worry where to go for there is a designated ‘road’ and an area for tourists to park their vehicles.

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For young children, do watchout for them as there are small pinnacles all around. And remember, try not to wear light colour clothing. Little milo’s white polar bear jacket became orangy after he fell down twice… Thankfully he never knocked into any rocks or bushes.

And yes, for some reasons, there are a lot of houseflies!

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Captured as many photos as you can. Really, its a rare and beautiful sight!

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The wind is cold but the sun is hot and glaring still. So again, sunblock. Don’t wear white shoes too.

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And then that’s it. After taking tons of photos, and into the Discovery Centre, and eating an ice cream, I took one last amazing photo of the Pinnacles Desert and we proceeded for our lunch!

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Restaurant – Lobster Shack

Only about 30 minutes drive from the Pinnacles Desert, we arrived at the Lobster Shack for our lunch. What are we going to eat? Lobster, of course!

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It wasn’t some kind of fanciful restaurant. There’s an indoor area but was reserved for some tour groups and so we settled at the outside under some tentage.

It wasn’t that bad for such cooling weather but I am not so sure for other seasons. For now, it is perfect for me!

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There wasn’t a lot of varieties but I guess it’s good enough since the main thing is to try their lobster. And so I ordered one lobster and one fish and chips.

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Fantastic! I am not a fan of lobsters but this is really FRESH!

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Milkie: And so is the fish! NICE! (Recall: she don’t eat fish back at home, not even fish and chips).

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So, it’s thumbs up! And more thumbs up for LOBSTER SHACK! Oh right, the price is the price for lobster though. Don’t expect anything too cheap. But definitely worth it for that amount!

Shopping – Ocean Keys Shopping Centre

We didn’t spend much time in this shopping centre but nonetheless I noted it down because it is one of the nearest shopping centre with the big marts that opened till slightly later.

Neither did I take lots of photos because *cough* I was busy shopping. Oops. Oh well, but there’s definitely things to get here even if you ain’t here just cause you were passing by!

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That was after when the marts were closing and we were really hungry.

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See how deserted this whole place is? The shops closed real early so we will just have to adapt to this.

Restaurant – Nando’s

Luckily there is still a restaurant opened at 8pm+! The familiar and delicious Nando’s!

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It was quite empty when we reached but they became so busy after 22 of us went in. Oops again for making them so busy when it’s quite close to closing time.

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And because they weren’t ready for such a big group, we waited for a while. But the staffs were really friendly.

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Of course, the food was also nice too! And that ended our 2nd day of our holiday.

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It’s the last day of school, so have you finished your school assignment? Seems like we had way too much fun and am doing it at the last minute! So here’s our wanton mee for milkie’s show and tell when school reopens using plasticine. #milkandmilo #wantonmee #plasticine #showandtell #localfood #sglocalfood #schoolassignment

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First time at the Children’s Biennale for some polka dots and more! Fun place to be! Will probably come back again for the Yayoi Kusama’s exhibition. #milkandmilo #nationalgallery #polkadots #yayoikusama

Perth Trip Day 1 @ Fremantle

The day has finally come after months of waiting! The kids were equally as excited as me, and it’s been a long time since a big group of us are going together! Furthermore it’s the first time that little milkie and little milo are taking the plane! So let’s start our little adventure!

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Here we are, in Perth, and am very thankful that not much episodes happened on board the plane during the take-off (ear blocks), and it only happened when little milo saw his grandfather (my dad) and insisted that he carried him (which he always complied…). *phew*

Accommodation – Be Fremantle Serviced Apartments

We made our way to Fremantle where we will be staying at Be Fremantle Serviced Apartments for 2 nights. By the time we checked in, it was already 3pm. The staff was really friendly and helpful!

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How’s the apartment? A very nice and comfortable 3 storey apartment with 3 bedrooms, and an extremely nice views! I would definitely recommend this place for those without young kids. As for those with toddlers, my only concern is the staircase so if you are alright with them climbing up and down the stairs, it sure is a good choice! The elders did complain on the need to climb up and down the stairs though. And oops, I got too excited and forgot to take pictures of the apartment, but it’s exactly the same as what was shown in their website here!

There are smaller apartments too so if you don’t need that many rooms, you may check out the website for other types. Internet is available too which is a great thing especially if you never subscribe to any data roaming.

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But seriously, the scenery is so beautiful! And it’s so cooling! At about 19°C on average for the day and around 11°C at night so much so we had to switch on the heater at night!

Anyway we dropped our luggage and took a walk to Cicerello’s for our late lunch.

Restaurant – Cicerello’s

There were quite a number of restaurants along the stretch on Mews Road but we decided on Cicerello’s because of the great reviews online and recommendations from friends.

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They’ve got some cups of crayons and colouring papers at the side of the restaurants to keep the children occupied. And then its time for the food!

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We ordered their premium fish…

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… And the traditional fish and chips…

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… And some curry fish with rice. DELICIOUS! The fish is so fresh and the batter isn’t too thick! Let’s put it this way, both milkie and milo doesn’t eat fish back at home but both of them love it and kept asking for more!

And I love their fries too!

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On our way back to collect the cars, we saw the sunset. Isn’t it beautiful? For some reasons, the sky seems to have more colours…

Shopping – South Fremantle Shopping Centre

We took a drive around the nearby area and managed to find a small supermarket that was still open at 7pm on a Sunday. Gosh, it wasn’t that easy as most of them closed by 6pm. So it’s better to do some checking and planning if you intend to have some late night shopping or eating.

And wow… I was amazed at how even the fruits looked so fresh as it looked so vibrant in the photos that I took!

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And there’s definitely lots of organic food. Even the popcorn is organic and tasted really nice too! Too bad I didn’t manage to buy some back…

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That was more or less the end of our first day. And definitely looking towards the rest of the week!