You guys know Perth is increasingly happening and Margaret River is a mini Mecca of great produce and food. Now Tourism Western Australia just launched an Eat Drink Buy WA campaign that features a whole suite of travel packages including foodie tours led by Malaysian culinary personality Chef Wan!
Chef Wan is such a high-spirited and natural comedian, so it's hard not to find him entertaining and adorable. When we met him at the residence of the H.E Philip Green, Australian High Commissioner to Singapore for the launch of the campaign, he instantly charmed us all. Oh how he regaled us with stories of his naughty childhood being punished in school for talking too much (hey, that's a valuable life skill, from the looks of it!). He also emphasised the importance of being diligent and having the pride in doing things right. Even as a waiter in his days studying in Australia, he was super dedicated and observant. That trait pays off, because people will notice and value you.
Traipsing with Chef Wan
Chef Wan will be leading three foodie tours, infused with his wit and humorous banter, to Western Australia:
5D4N Perth and Swan Valley Gourmet Experience, 15-19 November
5D4N Margaret River Gourmet Escape, 19-23 November
5D4N Margaret River Foodie Experience, 22-26 November
The tours cover Margaret River attractions such as Farmers’ Market, Cheeky Monkey Brewery&Cidery, Olive Farm and Vasse Virgin Olive Oil and fruit picking at Wonky Windmill Farm & Eco Park in the Margaret River region as well as Swan Valley attractions such as Whistlers Confectionery, Mondo Nougat, The Cheese Barrel, Asparagus Master Class at Edgecombe Estate and Caversham Wildlife Park. Foodies will also get to visit the Lobster Shack and Pinnacles Desert in Cervantes and ride over the sand dunes in Lancelin. Package prices start from S$1,488 without taxes.
Gourmet Free & Easy Land Packages
Foodies who enjoy the freedom of driving around on their own can choose from these packages, which comprise accommodation, Hertz car rental and a Swan River Cruise:
5D4N Perth & Southwest Gourmet from S$668*
5D4N City Coast & Southwest Gourmet S$718*
*Land only without taxes, available until December 2015
Travel agent partners: Chan Brothers Travel, Dynasty Travel, Euro-Asia Holidays, Farmosa Holiday Tour, Flight Centre, Jetabout Holidays, Misa Travel, Pricebreaker, Scenic Travel and Sino America Tours
From 14 August to 13 September, customers making purchases at Oh Deli, The Wine Palate, The Moomba Shop, Cold Storage or Yahava Koffee Works ;or dine on WA inspired menus at The Pelican Seafood Bar & Grill or Bedrock Bar & Grill; or The Big Buffet at 1 Market by Chef Wan, stand a chance to win “A Gourmet Holiday in Western Australia.”
The prize includes a pair of air tickets to Perth with accommodation, tour and tickets to the Gourmet Village during the Margaret River Gourmet Escape – worth S$4,000. Four pairs will be given away together with other attractive prizes worth a total of S$17,000 in September 2015.
For more information, visit Bestperthdeals.com/Singapore. Terms and conditions apply.
All photos (except Instagram one) courtesy of Tourism Western Australia.