This December, we went to Perth, Australia for a company annual trip. Among others, we enjoyed the animals and the parks most. Here’s what some of us have to say about their experience, to re-tell the stories in Perth.
Caversham Wildlife Park is a pleasant place filled with greenery. When we were there, it was surprisingly cool for summer. We were able to get up close with the koalas, which were all sleeping since it was the middle of the day. We were not supposed to touch the koalas nor the eucalyptus leaves, because they shouldn’t be awaken. Moreover, they hate human scent (or is it just my scent?). So we just gathered around them, stroking their fur without waking them from their reverie. The wombats on another hand, look very contented. It was perhaps they have just had meal, or they are just generally happy with life. We weren’t supposed to get too close either (or is it just me again?) because their whiskers are sensitive.
Overall, it was a very interesting experience. Although the animals don’t like me too much, but learning about them from the guides while seeing their behaviors up close was still very educational yet fun.
We had a lot of fun throughout the journey. But the awesome view, beaches, drinks and people notwithstanding, I find myself most fascinated by a tree. The boab tree in Kings Park is a gift from the Gija people of the East Kimberley. Gija is one of the Australian’s aboriginal peoples. The 750 years old boab tree was replanted in kings park in year 2008. It was moved from northern western Australia with a journey made up of 3200 km in total distance. It was also the longest land journey for a tree if this size in history. I think what captivates me is the history of the tree, but apart from that, the empirical aspects of it too. Doesn’t this just remind you of radish, or the inverse of a ginseng?
Watch this space for part II.