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Fremantle Western Australia

Fremantle, Western Australia

October 2016

Our 3rd day itinerary is a trip to Fremantle by train. We caught the train on platform 7 at Perth train station and the journey is just a tad over an hour with 15 stops along the way. Arriving Fremantle train station, our first business of the day is to head over to E-Shed market just across the station. This is a favorite place for Malaysian to buy souvenirs as the price is much, much cheaper compared to Perth. The same sweater costing $19-29 in Perth is only $9.90 here.

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Perth train station.

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The Fremantle Line on platform 7 will take you to Fremantle.

If two adults are taking the train, purchase a ‘Family Rider‘ ticket for $12.40. It entitles you to a group of up to seven people unlimited travel on the day of purchase, provided no more than two of them normally pay full fare. You save $6 if you would have bought the normal 2 zones ticket ($4.60 X 2pax X rtd) plus the ability to go to other places within the day.

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The ‘Family Rider’ ticket.

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Train at Perth station.

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Useful Transperth rail route. Credit : Transperth.

The E-Shed market is only opened Friday to Sunday. You walk a couple of minutes from Fremantle railway station across to E-Shed. The two favorite outlets are Megabes owned by a Singaporean and Aussin owned by an Indonesian. Get your souvenirs here or you’ll regret having to pay at a much higher price back in Perth.

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Fremantle Railway Station.

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E-Shed Markets as seen from the car park as you walk from the train station.

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Fremantle train station seen from E-Shed. A couple of minutes walk away.

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Aussin, one of the favorite souvenir store at E-Shed. They occupy 4 lots.

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Megabes, another favorite store.

From E-Shed, we walked over to B-Shed & A-Shed where nearby is the Western Australian Maritime museum. What is of interest to me is the display of a decommissioned Oberon class Submarine HMAS Ovens. The museum provides tour inside the submarine but unfortunately were fully booked for the next few hours and we haven’t had time to wait. However, you can get a glimpse of the submarine from outside the museum compound.

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B-Shed is a ferry terminal.

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Across B-Shed is a  container terminal.

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A sailing ship docked at B-Shed.

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Statue of migrants arriving in Fremantle outside the Maritime Museum.

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The decommissioned Oberon class Submarine HMAS Ovens outside the Maritime Museum.

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Quite a big submarine. There are tours taking you inside it.

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Whats probably is a submarine torpedo silo.

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Came a little too early. No way I’m taking a tour during lunch time!

From the maritime museum, we walked over to J-Shed and onwards to Bathers Beach. The wind was strong, water chilly … definitely not a time for a swim. From across the bay, you can see the Royal Perth Yacht Club.

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Bathers Beach, Fremantle.

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The other end of the tunnel will take you to Fremantle town.

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Royal Perth Yacht Club across Bathers Bay, Fremantle.

A few minutes walk from the beach, we arrive at Mews Road where two famous seafood restaurants, Cicerello’s and Kailis’ are located. A favorite among Malaysian is Kailis’ and that’s where we headed for lunch. To our surprise, there were so many Malaysian, it feels like just having a meal back home.

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Ciserello’s, one of the two favorite seafood outlets in Fremantle.

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Kailis’ won our heart for seafood.

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Kailis’ seafood menu …. well part of it.

We ordered fish & chips and 1kg of chilli mussels. We tought we made a mistake ordering too much mussels but in the end everything was finished by two of us. The chilli mussels, to Malaysian standard, isn’t hot. The fish & chips were as good as those we’ve had in Britain.

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Fish & Chips and Chili mussels for us. Delicious.

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You can eat inside or outside at Kailis’.

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Outdoor area of Kailis’.

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Fishing boats docked near Kailis’.

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Seagulls watching your meal. Don’t feed them. It’ will be a nuisance later.

After lunch, we took the free Blue CAT (Central Area Transit) bus at Fishing Boat Harbour (stop 10450) nearby the Western Australian Museum a few minutes walk from Kailis’ and headed to Fremantle Markets. You would want to get off at Fremantle Markets (stop 16980). The Fremantle Markets are housed in a Victorian era building. With over 150 stalls, it offers products of all kinds including handicrafts, health and beauty, jewellery, fashion and accessories, specialty foods, fish, vegetables and much more.

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Useful Fremantle CAT  bus route. Click to enlarge.

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Fremantle Markets.

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You’ll get off the CAT bus slightly further up from this point.

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Various stalls inside the market.

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Another section of the market.

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Fresh fruits are also sold.

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And so are vegetables.

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A Malaysian cafe in the Market. Easy to remember, stall No. 1. The Blue CAT bus stops right in-front.

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