One of the most sought after activity after retirement is travelling. Some of us are contented to say in Singapore; while others are forever looking out for near places to live their retirement. In the last two weeks, the Straits Times carried two articles on Perth and Western Australia.
For some members, their children are studying in one of Perth’s universities. For others, it is a golfing outing with friends. Many just love the open air and wide space. Families may go there to see dolphines and whales. And for others, a chance to own a 450 sq metre piece of land with a landed property at about AUD 450,000 freehold.
Some years ago, SilverHairsClub organised a homestay among Singaporean homes, enjoyed Fremantle and its wide and beautiful coastline, moved leisurely around Perth city, and mixed with the Singapore community.
Perth is 5 hours from Singapore, same time zone, and with Scoot, jetstar,
Quantas, Singapore airlines and Air Asia, many can buy their air tickets between S250 to 900 return. Hotels starts from AUD100, and rentals of an apartment or house are around AUD 450+ per week.. Car rentals are pretty cheap, and available at around AUD50-70 per day. Coffee is expensive, at about AUD 4 per cup. A single dish is big sized, and likely to cost AUD 10 – 18 each.
What are your experiences and considerations when it comes to holiday or retirement in Perth? Share and discuss.