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Checking Into Fremantle

Fremantle is a city in Western Australia, located at the mouth of the Swan River. Once we landed in Perth on a beautiful Saturday morning, we took a 45 minutes drive to Fremantle. If you know your way around Perth, I am pretty sure it will take you less than 45 minutes.

I enjoy taking overnight flights but an overnight flight to Perth from Singapore is merely 5 hours. By the time we board, take off, serve drinks, watch a movie and have breakfast, we are ready to land. All of us were exhausted. I had less than 2 hours of sleep, the movies available onboard were quite entertaining. Little niece managed to sleep throughout the flight which was relieving, I was worried if the air pressure was going to hurt her ears.

Weather at Fremantle was a little shaky. Quite cooling in the morning, warmer in the afternoon and showers in the late evening. Little niece caught a cold and was down with a terrible flu.

We checked into our apartment just before lunch. Our two bedroom apartment is located on Leake Street, a very convenient place – within walking distance to Queen Street and Market Street where shops, café and restaurants were situated.

After we washed up, we visited the Fremantle Markets on South Terrance, towards end of Market Street. The selection of stalls were quite impressive, filled with home-made soap, hand-made crafts and wooden toys. There are quite a few café too – all of the food looks delicious.

 We settled at the Freo Markets Bar for brunch as we were all too tired and exhausted to explore further.

Sleepy little niece on Weili’s shoulder.

When night falls, we went out for a scroll along Market Street. Stopped at a little café for hot tea and some sweet treats.

In case you are wondering, this is how our apartment looks like. The bedrooms were on the top floor and a bathroom on the second floor. This rented apartment comes with a spacious open kitchen, outdoor yard, washing machine and a tumble dryer. Looking quite modern I say but the spiral staircase is too dangerous for children.

We were in Fremantle for 3 nights and staying in an apartment instead of a hotel is something new to me. It’s like our vacation home, warm, cosy and comfy. But this also means that there isn’t room service when we are hungry in the middle of the night and there is no house keeping either.

Thank goodness, Coles Supermarket is near us – we were able to pick up some groceries and food along the way.

Thank you for reading.

8 thoughts on “Checking Into Fremantle

  1. You look like you had a great time, I love Fremantle. In fact I love holidaying in Australia in general. I prefer staying in apartments rather than hotels. You get more freedom and space. So long as you find your nearest grocery store. The apartment is gorgeous!

  2. Goodonya Joey – another one of Your delightful DownUnder adventures. Always enjoy hearing of Your Australia trips with Your family and friends. Thank You for sharing Your impressions and photos of Your most recent Aussie travels.
    You’re a “Good Mate” who is obviously a fun member of Your fine family, whom Your friends enjoy too : ) Cheers !

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