After some break since my last post on my visit to Perth at the beginning of December 2010, the journey continues.
Bus 37 finally reached Perth’s CBD dropping some passengers at St Georges Tce. The journey hadn’t ended for the bus and the bus driver. Kings Park, that’s where they’re supposed to make their final stop.
St Georges Tce is a relatively wide road with constructions ongoing. I guess Brisbane’s Adelaide St is an equivalent to the business of Perth’s St Georges Tce.
That was NAB headquarter in Perth. I must say that Perth’s skyscrapers look more modern and are better-designed than Brisbane’s skyscrapers (especially the older skyscrapers, the newer ones are generally good looking).
The building on the left is Central Park tower. Central Park is currently Perth’s tallest structure and my favourite Perth’s skyscraper (my favourite Brisbane’s skyscraper is Riparian Plaza by the way). On the right, I’m not sure what’s the name of the building.
I was waiting for the green light man to come. This is the intersection between St Georges Tce and William St. The buses in green are Transperth buses. The bus on the left is the older bus whereas on the right it’s the modern bus with air-conditioner, platform that can be automatically lowered etc. etc.
Notice Channel 7 ad on the older bus. Well, Perth residents are huge fans of Channel 7, the first television station in their state (TVW7 commenced broadcasting in 1959, STW9 in 1965 and NEW10 in 1988).
After crossing to the other side of St Georges Tce, it’s time to get moving. I was heading for Perth’s shopping belts, Hay and Murray Streets Malls. Seriously, I think Australian capitals major retail centre are located in this so called “street malls”. Bourke St Mall in Melbourne, Queen St Mall in Brisbane, Rundle Mall in Adelaide, Smith St Mall in Darwin, now Hay & Murray Streets Malls in Perth.
That’s Hay St Mall basically. David Jones and Target have stores here whereas Myer has store at Murray St Mall (Forrest Chase to be exact). The footpath at Hay & Murray St Malls are not mountainous like Queen St Mall or the Albert St Mall extension though.
P.S.: There is this Singapore girl that made my day in Perth. The story in the next post. Stay tuned on Apa Kabar Bram.