Yok ke Perth! So we went to Perth from 6-10 August for a short family vacation. My sister in law and her close buddy joined us on this chilly, winter trip. In this post, I will list on our budgeting (noooooo not to brag) and also our itinerary – for you to gauge if you are planning to visit the land of down under soon. Mestilah secara umum kita harus plan sesuai dengan budget kita, jadi tak lah pokai lari kaki ayam balik negara setengah jalan kat negeri orang! Itinerary pulak hanya sebagai plan atau schedule atau just for a sense of direction – it can make or break your trip! Tapi jangan pula kita menghambakan diri by being so rigid to it. Remember, it’s a holiday! 🙂
Flight: Singapore Airlines – harga ticket per adult was SGD 470. Beli ticket waktu tu tengah Natas Fair di Marina Bay Sands in February. Sukaaaaaaaaa cost murah sangat tu!
Visa: All nationalities require visa to enter into Australia. Di Singapore, it will cost about SGD 20 – 30 per person. Nasib travel agent I offered to do it FREE for us. Macam tak percaya! Alhamdulillah ameen.
Accommodation: Adina Apartment Hotel Perth Barrack Plaza. This ticks all the boxes of what we were after: kitchenette lengkap dengan keperluan (ye, I ade pun bawa sabun sertu), 2 x bathrooms with washer and dryer, 2 bedrooms and located right in the CBD shopping area! Plus ada banyak kedai makan halal and supermarket in the vicinity. Mudah sangat. Tak caya? Tengok map bawah ni:
Ahhhh kan kan kan. Murray St, Hay St, London Court and Elizabeth Quay are all at your footsteps. Talking ’bout convenience! 🙂
Total for 4 malam SGD 1,080 – booked via Expedia and entered promo code. Much cheaper than booking directly.
Harga untuk per pax untuk 4 malam: SGD 1,080 / 4 = SGD 270
Harga untuk per pax per malam: SGD 270 / 4: SGD 67.50 <—— Okay sangat lah tu!
Parking: AUD 30 per day at the hotel’s on-site parking. Memang menyakitkan hati kalau parking kat area CBD. Note: It applies to almost all of the hotels located in the CBD area. #jangancakapsayatakwarning
Total Parking cost: AUD 30 * 4 nights = AUD 120
Harga untuk per pax: AUD 120 / 4 = AUD 30 (est. SGD 33)
Harga untuk per pax per day: SGD 33 / 4: SGD 8.25 <—— Okay sangat lah tu!
Car Rental: Thrifty. Reviews were good and their prices are relatively cheaper. What made us cancelled our Hertz booking and signed on Thrifty was the insurance option offered by Thrifty to reduce excess to $0 in the unfortunate event of an accident, specifically termed “Ultimate Protection“. Alhamdulillah, we were safe and sound throughout. Absolutely no regrets paying for the insurance though. #jangancakapysayataksiapkanpayung. We originally rented a Hyundai iMax – yup an 8 seater to fit us 4 adults, a 1.5yo baby, baby seat (compulsory), stroller, all the luggages and backpacks and the shopping loot. However, Thrifty issued us with a Kia Carnival which thankfully was super spacious too. Totally had a comfortable ride throughout.
Rental Cost: AUD 470 (inclusive of baby seat rental, Ultimate Protection, extra driver)
Harga sewa kereta per adult: Oleh kerana the amount has been reflected in my statement, ia nya SGD 505 / 4: SGD 127 untuk 1 dewasa
Harga untuk per pax per hari: SGD 127 / 4: SGD 31.75 <—— Okay sangat lah tu!
Hyundai iMax as per image below. Credits: Google
Kia Carnival as per image below. Credits: Google
You can collect the car at Terminal 1 itself and choose to return it at the same place or a different location. Convenience again!
Meals: This is the interesting part. Of course, for I don’t tell my family members how much they should set. But for my husband and I, this was what we planned: Assuming we brunch and dinner on a daily basis for 5 days, we’d have to set aside budget for 9 meals. AND assuming a comfortable amount of AUD 50 per pax per complete set meal (yes, this was to have buffer for desserts, snacks etc). It’s a holiday thus we’d prefer a minimal constraint one. So:
Total budget untuk makan per dewasa: AUD 50 * 9 = AUD 450 (est. SGD 500)
Shopping: This is similar to the meals section. Totally up to individual. For us, it was set at AUD 150 per day per adult for 5 days. Kenapa 5 days when we’re obviously going home on the 5th day? Well, havent you heard of last minute loots, especially at all those DFS stores in the airport? Ah hahhhh rings a ding-dong bell now huh!
Total budget untuk shopping per dewasa: AUD 150 * 5 = AUD 750 (est. SGD 800)
Now let’s put all this numbers into a table:
And surprise, surprise. My husband and I collectively had a good amount of AUD 1,250 (est. SGD 1,330) balance left at the end of the trip. Not bad at all, bearing in mind that we stayed in a serviced apartment right smack in the CBD, rented a super comfy car, ate at fancy places and splurged on goodies! Yay well done!