Traveljunkieindonesia.com – Are you in city of Perth, Western Australia?
Another place that travel junkies shouldn’t miss in Perth is The Bell Tower, which is over 82.5 metres tall and located Barrack Square by the Swan River’s jet boat pier.
“They have Big Ben. We have Big Bells.” – the Bell Tower. Home of the Swan Bells, Perth.
3 journalist, Travel Junkie Indonesia, and yours truly went up to the tower to get a training on how to play the bells correctly.
Filled with fascinating historic content, the Bell Tower has become an icon for Perth and WA.
The Bell Tower includes the twelve bells of St Martin in the Field church in London, which are recorded as being in existence from before the 14th century and recast in the 16th century by Queen Elizabeth I.
From one of London’s most famous churches, the St Martin in the Fields bells have rung out to celebrate many historic events such as England’s victory over the Spanish Armada in 1588, The World War II victory at El Alamein in 1942, and has celebrated the coronation of every British monarch since King George II in 1727.
On the tower’s sixth floor, there is a set of smaller bells attached electronically to a computerized system that allows them to play different tunes by request. When we were up on this level, our guide Gaby played something special for all of us, and for the whole surrounding area to hear. As the bells were ringing Indonesia’s national anthem Indonesia Raya, Travel Junkie Indonesia was so touched and started to cry. Ooh well, I’m an Indonesian!
I was sure if this was the best way to remember. It was COOOOOOOOOL!
How to get to the Bell Tower? Flying to Perth, check out Garuda Indonesia for the excellent flights from Jakarta or Bali, three minute walk from Esplanade train station, Blue CAT – Barrack Square Stop, Ferry Service from South Perth, and parking available at Riverside Drive, Concert Hall, within Barrack Street and limited parking available in Barrack Square.
Happy Green Travels.