Unspun managed to hightail it off to Perth for the Idul Fitri break. The last time Unspun was there was four or five years ago.
Perth is still a small, cozy city but there is a new buss to it. The economy is on the move, there is much building activity, lots of jobs to be found and its has reportedly become the second most expensive Australian city to live in, after Sydney. It is a beautiful city though, especiallywhen viewed from the 13th floor of an apartment in the Esplanade in South Perth, just across the Swan River from the city center (Above photo – and thank you Dr and Mrs Wong for allowing Unspun and frinds to use your wonderful apartment).
Unspun likes to travel because all sorts of questions pop up in one’s head as you see things out of the ordinary context, for example:
- Why is it that the half cups of water that Garuda provides, if sourced in Indonesia, have covers that are impossible to peel open? Doesn’t anyone select these cups according to user friendliness?
- Why can there be so much variety and quality choices at the supermarkets in a small city like Perth when you can’t have it in a big city like Jakarta?
- How is it that the Aussies can keep their cities clean, their roads paved and litter free when you can’t even get to do one of those in Jakarta?
- Why is town planning and the provision of parks possible in Perth and impossible in Jakarta?
- Why is the lighting in the Jakarta airport seemingly so gloomy and depressing? Did they not pay lighting consultants to do the job?
- Where does all the money for fiscal go to? Come to think of it what’s SBY doing about it two years after being in office?
- Why do residents in Indonesia have to fill in a departure card and retain the entry card when overseas? The whole world does it the other way around.