- Category: What's New
- Last Updated: Saturday, 27 August 2011 11:47
- Published: Friday, 03 June 2011 10:14
- Written by Nita Teoh
The Perth Walkabout Monthly Wrap is published at the end of each month to provide a snapshot of articles that hit the headlines in the last 4 weeks.
Here is Perth Walkabout's Monthly Wrap for the month of May:
Fair Dinkum Mate, Aussie Slang’s the Ant’s Pants
Australia prides itself on doing things a little bit differently from the rest of the world, and that extends to the use of the English language.
Even if English is your native tongue, Australian slang can often be challenging or a tad confusing if you are a tourist and newcomer to the country.
Also known as Strine or lingo, Australian slang is the name given to the words we use in Australia that are unique to the country, and in some instances, unique to a certain state or area of Australia.
South Perth – A Shining Star that Beckons with Old Favourites
Historical, yet youthful. South Perth is an affluent riverside suburb in Perth with significant ties to the city’s past while being simultaneously blessed with modern attractions. On the northern edge of South Perth lies Perth Water, a section of the Swan River between the Narrows Bridge and the Causeway traffic crossings.
South Perth’s beautiful green parks, foreshore location and accessible pathways make it a popular spot for exercise and recreation.
Australian Food: In Australia We'll Slip an Extra Shrimp on the Barbie for ya!
Australia is such a culturally diverse country that it’s hard to pinpoint our national cuisine as one particular dish.
Food fusion has been a part of our everyday vocabulary and our diet for many years but unlike the Italians with their pasta, the Japanese with their sushi or the Indians with their curry, Australians are not renown for their traditional national food; but boy can we cook up a storm on the barbie!
Mount Hawthorn is Sitting Pretty on the Fringe of the City
Mount Hawthorn is a cosmopolitan inner-city suburb of Perth located only a few kilometres from the city centre.
Situated in the Town of Vincent, it is in good company and shares the council region with the equally groovy suburbs of Leederville, Highgate, Mount Lawley, North Perth and parts of Perth, East Perth and West Perth.
Leeming – Suburbia That Strikes a Cord with Families in Perth
Leeming is a predominantly “white collar” suburb located about 17km south of the Perth central business district. This is about a 20-30 minute drive down the Kwinana Freeway (exit at Farrington Road, or alternatively South Street or Roe Highway). Leeming is also accessible by public transport, and is conveniently positioned next to Murdoch Station.
Hit the Surf in Perth
Australia boasts some of the greatest surf breaks in the world and is home to many successful international surfers, both men and women.
With 90 km of coastline, the city of Perth has its fair share of great surf spots and a lot to offer the beginner and the more experienced.
Indian Pacific - The Great Australian Train Journey
There is something romantic about a long distance train journey. The intricate history of luxury, necessity and adventure creates an experience that feeds the imagination as much as the senses.
Sadly, many visitors miss the beauty of train travel, opting to fly long distances instead. If you are looking for a different way to explore this beautiful country, or are just tired of long security lines at the airport, then consider a trip on the Indian Pacific.
Stay tuned to Perth Walkabout to explore our beautiful city of Perth.