2012 - Backpacking to Perth, Western Australia day 1, 2

Backpacking to Perth WA
Cape to Cape of Margaret River Valley
07 Sept to 18 Sept 2012
Ching Neng Bin, Catherine Oon, Pauline Toh, Betty Ching, Val Allan (Uncle Rudy), Lim Kee Moon



Day 01 Fri. (07.09.2012) - Depart KLIA AirAsia D7/236 @ 23.50

Six of us – Val Allan (Uncle Rudy) and spouse Aunty Pauline Toh, Lim Kee Moon and spouse Betty Ching, my wife Catherine Oon and I, began our travel adventure to Perth by taking the AirAsia D7/236 flight at 11.50pm.

Day 02 Sat. (08.09.2012) – Mount Henry Bridge the longest road bridge in WA

We landed in Perth International Airport Terminal early morning at 5.25am. As we walked out of the arrival lounge we were warmly welcomed by Uncle Rudy’s niece and nephew Monica and Dave Seah who then drove us in two cars to their residence (Seah’s Haven) at Polglass Way, Ardross, very near to Canning River and 15km south of Perth.

Seah’s Haven, a beautiful spacious house with 3 large bed-rooms, a future music room, a smaller and large lounge, a sun room with hot water spa, a well-furnished kitchen, banqueting hall with bar and a large open patio for cooking and dinning to go with. Upon arrival at Seah’s Haven, Dave was quick to prepare the typical Australian breakfast for us at the patio – grilled bacon, eggs, baked beans, coffee and herbal tea.

This morning, Dave drove us around to see the suburb of Ardross and then towards the Canning River and stopped at the Mount Henry Bridge which is the longest road bridge in WA. Here we walked along the 660m cycle paths from Brentwood suburb across the Canning River to Mount Henry Peninsula and back. This bridge carries the Kwinana Freeway and Mandurah railway line.

Stopped by and say hello to Nicole (Dave’s daughter) at her new house. Went to Willetton Oriental Food for the famous “curry puff” and had lunch at Taurus Hawker Foods at Shop 10/113 Collins Rd. Willetton WA. And it was here, Justin and Jean Marie (Aunty Pauline’s nephew and niece) came to meet us and also Mike (Uncle Rudy's nephew) with a friend.

We went to Spudshed a fresh food market at Jandakot, to buy grocery.

At Seah’s Haven, Dave’s spirit session started by drinking beer at 4.30pm followed by wine. For a very good dinner, Monica and Dave cooked lasagna - beef, onion, mozzarella, ricotta, and cheeses with tomato sauce. Dave invited his friend Nigel and wife Janet for dinner. Janet is from Taiping, Perak, Malaysia.

Sleeping: Seah’s Haven
Temperature: Sunny 23°C/10°C

Seah’s Haven, a beautiful spacious house with 3 large bed rooms, a future music room, a smaller and large lounge, a sun room with hot water spa, a well-furnished kitchen, banqueting hall with bar and a large open patio for cooking and dinning to go with.

























the beautifully decorated 1st lounge at the main door

a well-furnished kitchen

the sun room with hot water spa by the window, the master bedroom is on the left

the cosy main lounge


the banqueting hall with a bar next to the main lounge
at the back is the large open patio for cooking and dinning

Dave was quick to prepare the typical Australian breakfast for us














































grilled bacon, eggs, baked beans and mushrooms

Monica and Dave Seah our wonderful and ever accommodating hosts

the very cute Schnauzer breed - Oadi and Bailey

all 7 in the van, Dave drove us around to see the suburb of Ardross

the Mount Henry Bridge is the longest road bridge in WA

(L-R) Monica, Betty, Pauline and Catherine admiring the wild flowers everywhere


the wild flowers all over



























































































Here we walked along the 660m cycle paths from Brentwood suburb across the Canning River to Mount Henry Peninsula and back. This bridge carries the Kwinana Freeway and Mandurah railway line.

Aunty Pauline seems to be jogging along

a very nice cool morning to walk on the bridge

the happy moments on the bridge! - actually taking a rest

the Brentwood suburb road along the Canning River


another view of the Canning River, note the white sandy beach

a view of the Mount Henry Peninsula from the Mount Henry Bridge













































the calm Canning River water

the beautiful houses on Mount Henry Peninsula

Nicole's new house

Jordan and Uncle Rudy

went to Willetton Oriental Food for the famous “curry puff” in Perth


had lunch at Taurus Hawker Food at Shop 10/113 Collins Rd. Willetton WA

Mike Shepherdson (Uncle Rudy's nephew) with a friend Retin came to meet us

smiling Justin and Jean Marie Nunis (Aunty Pauline’s nephew and niece) came to meet us
























back at Seah's Haven in the evening

watching the football game between Fremantle vs Geelong

Levy with his mom Amy

little Kobi with his dad Gerard Seah

A very good dinner, Monica and Dave cooked lasagna - beef, onion, mozzarella, ricotta, and cheeses with tomato sauce. Dave invited his friend Nigel and wife Janet (left) for dinner. Janet is from Taiping, Perak, Malaysia.

so much food and wine for dinner

Betty and Catherine enjoying the Australian food

Aunty Pauline and Uncle Rudy (Val Allan) went all out to enjoy the food


lasagna - beef, onion, mozzarella, ricotta, and cheeses with tomato sauce













































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4 comments:

  1. Very nice house, Seah's Haven, curious to know that it was self-designed.

    Michael from Kingsley kwan@iinet.net.au

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  2. Hi Ching,

    It seems that your 11 days holiday-trip to W.A. is a foodie holiday outings apart from touring!
    Lots of food & wine, very Australian life style with friendly people around. The scenes at the crossing of Canning River above the Mt Henry Bridge is spectacular! I was thinking you would have written more on your travelling the 1,000kms cape to ape journey. Then again the pictures taken will suffice. The Seah's Haven really lives up to its name, it's HEAVEN for anyone staying there for holidays. It must have cost a fortune to the Seahs to have their dream home built.

    Regards,
    From Alan Kok
    alancykok@blogspot.com

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  3. Hi Ching. As always, thank you for sharing your adventurous travel. It is lovely. Way to go, nice places of interest, scrumptious food, gracious host and most importantly in good company! Keep it up! Best regards, BD

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  4. Nice blog, Mr Ching. Great trips you are making too. I particularly like the posts on the Himalayas trek.

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