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Shopping and Eating in Perth

Shopping in Perth

Western Australia doesn't really have much else to offer than natural products and animal products. Gold, pearls and opal jewelery are among the most common tourist purchases, as are sheepskin jackets and boots. Artisans of the Sea is a shop on the corner of Marine Terrace and Collie Street that specializes in jewelry of pearls from Australia's South Sea, with great success.

Shopping in Perth

Perth has many shopping malls, several of which are connected to each other by walkways that allow you to stay indoors with air conditioning. Hay Street Mall is the first stop. It has been reserved for pedestrianized pedestrians since the 1970s. Here you will find hundreds of booksellers, music stores, jewelers and jewelers, duty free shops, clothing stores and designer outlets. All while musicians and street performers entertain on the street outside.

In the past few years, new pedestrian streets in Murray Street / Forrest Place have become a competitor to Hay Street, with its terraces, shopping malls, small stalls and entertainment areas. If you prefer to shop in markets, you also have many options in Perth. Subiaco Pavilion Market in Robeky / Roberts Road sells Indian-inspired articles and great leather goods. Station Street Market is popular with artists and bohemians, where you will find crystals, antiques, crafts, books and separate garments.

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Every Sunday, Canning Vale Market is held at Randford and Bannister Road, and among over a thousand different stalls, you can look for your own treasure in the piles of used books, clothes, plates and old dusty basements and attics.

Most stores in Perth are open from 8am. 0900 to 1800 on weekdays. On Saturdays, the shops often close a little earlier. Sundays are mostly closed everywhere. Remember that you pay 10% VAT, and on all purchases over $ 300, or approx. 1450 NOK, you can get a refund of VAT on departure. Not every business practices this scheme, so look for the Tax Free Shopping badge at the entrance if you are going to buy some more expensive items and bring a completed and stamped form and receipt.

Eating in Perth

If you are going out and eating in Perth, you are likely to end up in the Northbridge district, which is just across the Horseshoe Bridge from the city center. This is a relatively quiet area during the day, but when darkness falls, it is transformed into Perth's nightlife and entertainment center. Here it is teeming with pubs and bars, nightclubs and cafes, tattoo shops and bowling alleys.

Here is also an excellent selection of restaurants, which truly reflects Perth's position as the crucible of all nationalities and cultures. You can pick and choose from Italian, French, Vietnamese, African, Thai, Chinese, Mexican or Turkish cuisine, and because of the fierce competition, most restaurants are reasonably priced.

It is difficult to give examples of typical Australian food, since most Australians are from a different place and have brought the food culture from their roots, but the grilling is strong. Most parties and social gatherings at one time or another include the ritual grilling of juicy steaks. Most parks have large gas grills where, for cheap money, you get connected to gas, and the grilling of most Australian animal species starts. Kangaroo, camel, crocodile, rabbit or emu, everything has to be grilled and gnawed at the Great Aussie Barbeque.

Australian wine and beer
Australian wines have in a short time gained a solid popularity worldwide, and wines such as Lindemans and Jacob's Creek are among the best sellers in Norway. Australians are also very loyal and patriotic to their beer, including the bright arrow brand Fosters, which is sold all over the world. In Perth, residents are particularly loyal to their Emu, Swan and the darker Red Ant.

A strange phenomenon seen with Norwegian eyes is that restaurants that do not have a license to serve alcohol are happy to advertise with BYO (Bring Your Own). You can then bring your own beer or wine and pay a small symbolic sum to the restaurant for the use of glasses and openers.

 

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