Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Perth 2010 Day 2: Eshed markets, Fremantle markets

Our next destination was to Fremantle to visit the markets!
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Fremantle is like this harbor town due to her close proximity to the sea and you can expect plenty of sea views, breeze and even yacht clubs along the way.
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There were two markets here in Fremantle, of course the famous one would be the one of her own name; the Fremantle Market and the other one which was slightly underrated, was the E Shed market.
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This market was much more isolated compared to the famous Fremantle market and was our first market stop for that day.

*Note: Markets in Fremantle are only open on weekends; three days only, mainly on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

We parked our car, and paid for the parking. Did I mention that the parking fees here is really expensive?
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The E Shed markets is located on the Victoria quay wharf and the building was rather rustic, and closely resembled sheds =)
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When you step inside, frankly, it's just like any other bazaars we have here in our country as well.
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One can pretty much shop for souvenirs, clothes and even food or fresh fruits and vegetables here!
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Spotted a very cute and stylish little girl in the market! =)
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Unique pumpkins which were meant for decorations, but it can also be eaten.
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Unique pajamas!
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Fresh fruits and vegetables!
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Spotted my long lost friend; the Australian Packham pears! We no longer import them into Malaysia, most of those we get in Malaysia these days are either from Africa or China, and I only heart these Australian Packham pears! =)
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I loved fruits and I ended up buying some for myself; my favorites, I just couldn't resist them!~
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Sweet Australian navel oranges, also that one of a kind of orange that I truly adore!
Theirs were really huge over here!

Strawberries; Australian ones...need I say more?
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(My favorite strawberries only hail from this Land Down Under and the sunny and chirpy California =)
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These gorgeous beauties still had me dreaming of them as I write this~

We headed to the famous Fremantle Markets next
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The streets were definitely more busy and merrier over here
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This Hungry Jacks which looked suspiciously like Burger King's cousin =)
(Actually it is; Hungry Jacks is the franchisee of the fast food outlet from America)
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In Australia, you can rent a fence anywhere. I just keep seeing these signs and fences everywhere I go.
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The Fremantle Markets were bustling with excited tourists and locals alike, all eager to make the most of the three day opening of the market to get their souvenirs or fresh produce.
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It was almost like E Shed markets, only bigger and more congested with the stalls packed along the whole walkway.
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There were several layers as well and you could go behind some of the stalls to find more stalls lined behind them.

They have almost everything here too; from tidbits to snacks, to souvenirs, clothes, watches, fruits, vegetables, seafood, food courts, musical instruments and the list goes on.
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It was a much bigger variety compared to the E Shed and it is no wonder this was the more prominent market of the two.

Food stalls and the fresh produce were located on the other side of the market; something like our wet and dry market section here.
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Flower stalls were aplenty here too!
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Fresh fruits
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More strawberries, their strawberries are super duper huge here!
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The streets were also lined with musicians and do be careful if you were to take photos, I heard that they would ask you for a fee if they think you are taking a photo of them or with them. It was just like Europe.
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I didn't mean to take a photo of him, but look at how he was already staring at me :-S

Spotted our Malaysian food stall too!
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To be continued to the final part of Day 2 - Dinner...

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