We visited Perth this Easter weekend for the first time. We went there to have a look at our new duplex development. We stayed in the CBD but spent a day in Clarkson and another in Rockingham. All these times, I had a totally wrong impression of Perth. Maybe it is because we always hear about mining news. It is a beautiful city. I think it is the second most beautiful city in Australia. I felt sense of peaceful there. Coming from Sydney, I think Perth’s roads are awesome. Easy to drive around. Air feels fresh. There are lots of new developments happening. That is a bit worry. We often hear about job issues but none of the people I met was unemployed but none of them are in mining. Their train stations are interesting. They have bus stops at the top. Stairs are connecting them. Passengers can get off the buses and walk stright down to the train! Very nice concept. They seem to have relaxed alcohol regulations. I saw a bottle shop middle of Asian Food Court! One of the corner shop was selling soft drinks, milk and alcohol. One L milk costed $3.50 though. There were plenty of actions were happening in the CBD even on the Easter Sunday! I think Perth is an underrated city becasue it is far away from Sydney & Melbourne. Being lot closer to other Asian countries is a plus. Trip time is about 1/3 shorter than travelling from Sydney to Singapore or Malaysia. I think it has huge potential to become a major city in the future. If we ever want to move out of Sydney, it would be Perth. In fact, after kids grow up (if they grow up), we might make the shift as we are planning to do heaps to travel.