Posted on January 10, 2018
#living #perth 

Living day to day life in a foreign city can be challenging when you do not know where to go and how to get work done, find below a gist of everything you need to have knowledge about to lead a comfortable and eventful life! Now that you are all settled in your new apartment, here's something to make your life easier:

Entertainment

Need to unwind after a long week?

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Museums

Treat yourself to some art and history every once in a while!

  • The Western Australian Museum established in 1891 is the state museum for Western Australia. It has six main sites: in Perth within the Perth Cultural Centre.
  • Art Gallery of Western Australia (AWGA) is a public State art gallery that is part of the Perth Cultural Centre. It was established in the year 1895.
  • Museum of Perth is a private, non-profit museum located in Grand Lane, Perth. It aims to chronicle the social, cultural, political and architectural history of Perth. It began as a virtual museum on the social media site Twitter in October 2012.
  • Scitech is a world renowned and multi award winning non profit organisation in West Perth. It operates the Scitech Discovery Centre, a permanent, interactive science museum which includes a planetarium.
  • Nostalgia Box is a video game museum located in Perth. It is the first interactive Video Game Console museum in Australia. Established on 16th December 2015.
  • State Library of Western Australia is a research, reference and public lending library located in the Perth Cultural Centre. Established in 1889 it houses 1.5 million items.

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Theatres

Watch a recital or alternate between old movies and live events, there's a plethora of choices.

  • His Majesty's Theatre is an Edwardian Baroque theatre in Perth. Opened in 1904 the theatre has hosted large-scale musicals, ballet, opera, Shakespearean plays and many other events.
  • The Playhouse Theatre in central Perth, Western Australia was purpose-built for live theatre in the 1950s and remained one of the city's principal venues for performing arts for over half a century.
  • Regal Theatre is a theatre located in the suburb of Subiaco in Perth. Originally a theatre for films, but in 1977 the Regal was converted into a live theatre.
  • The Astor Theatre is located at Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley. It comprises a single, two and three-storey masonry Inter-war Art Deco style theatre and retail building. The theatre now hosts live music, comedy and other community events.

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Sports

Catch a game and vibe with the spirit of Perth.

  • Perth Arena is an entertainment and sporting arena in the city centre of Perth, Western Australia, used mostly for basketball matches. The stadium also hosts netball and tennis.
  • Perth Oval (also known as nib Stadium) is a sports stadium in Perth. The stadium showcases games of Soccer, Australian rules football, Cricket and Rugby.
  • WAKA is a sports arena in Perth. The WACA has been Western Australia's "home of cricket" since the early 1890s, the ground is the home venue of Western Australia's cricket team, the Western Warriors.
  • Subiaco Oval (currently known as Domain Stadium) is a football stadium located in Subiaco, a suburb of Perth. It is home ground for the West Coast Eagles and Fremantle Football Club, the two Western Australian teams in the Australian Football League (AFL).

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Festivals

Lights, Street Performers and Art.. Perth has it all!

  • Perth International Arts Festival is Australia's longest running cultural festival, held annually in Western Australia. The program features contemporary and classical music, dance, theatre, opera, visual arts, large-scale public works, Lotterywest Film Festival and the Perth Writers Festival.
  • Swan Festival Of Lights is a three day celebration of the Indian festival of Diwali. Experience unforgettable cultural, art, music, dance and food.
  • Perth Fake Festival is a tribute-based music event. It brings 'fake bands' to Perth, professional tribute bands that put on a superb performances. They look, sound and move like the real rock-stars.

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Places to Visit

For the tourist in you!

  • Fremantle Prison, sometimes referred to as Fremantle Gaol or Fremantle Jail, is a former Australian prison and World Heritage Site in Fremantle.
  • The Perth Zoo is a 41-acre zoo that opened in 1898 in South Perth. It is home to 1258 animals of 164 species and includes an extensive botanical collection.
  • AQWA-The Aquarium of Western Australia is a privately owned aquarium in Hillarys. AQWA possesses Australia's largest single aquarium and walk-through underwater tunnel.
  • Swan Valley is noted for its fertile soil. There are numerous wineries, and several microbreweries and rum distilleries. The Swan Valley is served by roadside local-produce stalls which sell seasonal produce throughout the year.

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Everyday Eating

All restaurants mentioned under this category offer take out, and are affordable for consistent eating!

  • Toastface Grillah at Barrack St open from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm serves great for breakfast and brunch under AU$15 per person.
  • Fresh Made Cafe at Hay Street serves great Japanese food and is well known for its Sushi rolls. It is open from 8:30 am --- 8:00 pm and is a budget restaurant.
  • Le Vietnam is a Cafe and Vietnamese place that is open for business from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm. Eat a full meal in under AU$15.
  • The Cutting Board Eathouse famous for its hotdogs and sandwiches is an inexpensive restaurant in St Georges area of Perth. Its inexpensive rates make it a popular pick amongst students and locals alike.
  • Annalaxmi is an Indian restaurant in the Barrack Street area of Perth. This budget eating place will fill your tummy in under AU$15 and is open for business from 12:00 pm --- 2:00 pm and then resumes at 6:00 pm --- 9:00 pm.

Coffeehouses

These coffee chains are prevalent all around the city.

  • Gloria Jeans Coffees
  • Jamaica Blue
  • The Coffee Club

Shopping

Fresh and trending!

Drugstores

These drugstores have several branches in and around Chicago, visit thier websites to know which one you're closest to.

  • Chemist Warehouse
  • Pulse Pharmacy

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Convenience Stores(Grocery/Supermarket)

Popular amongst students and locals alike, there are a lot of branches around Melbourne for these stores.

  • 7-Eleven
  • IGA X-press

Clothing (women & men)

  • Cotton on Body at Perth City
  • Von Krahl Lucky 13 at Carrilon City
  • K Chic Boutique at Willian Street
  • Paper Scissors at Hay Street
  • Jay Jays Outlet at Wellington Road

Convenience

We're sure you miss the comfort of home.

Laundromats

Most of the time, you'll find this basic amenity at home or in your apartment building, incase you don't ..

  • Radiant Laundry Services at Canning Hwy
  • A1 Quality Laundromat at Joondalup
  • My Beautiful Laundrette at Wembley
  • Cannington Laundromate at Cannington

Food Delivery

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