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SAD TO HEAR THAT FREMANTLE SWEETLIPS CLOSES

Posted in city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, food, Uncategorized by freoview on July 20, 2019

 

 

I am very sad to hear that SWEETLIPS in the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour has closed forever. It is the fish&chips outlet that was my Freo favourite and where I sent visitors to Freo to.

I have no idea why they closed as the Leederville outlet has also closed so something must have gone terribly wrong.

This is their Facebook message:

END OF AN ERA:
To all our Sweetlips friends, it’s with a heavy heart we let you know that our much loved Fremantle and Leederville stores will permanently close. Fremantle is officially closed from today and Leederville will close after trading on Sunday night. So many of you have supported Freo and Leederville for years and it’s been our privilege to serve you.
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*All vouchers can currently be redeemed at Sweetlips Melville or Scarborough or a voucher/credit can be obtained by the issuer as they have been notified. X

Roel Loopers

 

NEW YORK DELI FOR FREO’S KAILIS

Posted in city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on July 4, 2019

 

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Kailis in the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour will be reinventing itself with an all new fish cafe that will focus on the cheaper species of fish such as garfish, mullet and herring.

The new cafe will be a New York style 80s deli with a grill and barbeque section and a raw bar for those of us who love raw fish.

Kailis will also bring back two of my favourites; whitebait and fishwings.

Renowned seafood chef Peter Manifis will be running the show as the company is moving with the changing times in hospitality where people want something special when they go out and eat something they don’t cook at home.

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WARM WINTER WELCOME WA DAY WEEKEND

 

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Welcome to Winter! BOM predicts 26 degrees for today and 24 and 23 for Sunday and Monday, so enjoy the long WA DAY weekend in Fremantle.

There will be heaps of entertainment at the Fishing Boat Harbour on Sunday from 10am to 8pm so check out the time table above for the performances.

Spettacolo!

The Spettacolo! festival in the Townhall is sold out but there is still the free live music at Kings Square to enjoy on Sunday from 12.45 to 3pm.

Italy on Stage celebrates the Italian National Day and that is molto bene.

Have a great weekend and please be generous and support our Freo traders. They are part of our community and deserve and need our support!

Roel Loopers

 

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FUN FREO DRAGONBOATS FESTIVAL

Posted in city of fremantle, festival, fishing boat harbour, sport, Uncategorized by freoview on May 5, 2019

 

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Hundreds of people came out early on Sunday to watch the dragon boats regatta, which was part of the all day Fremantle Dragonboats Festival in the Fishing Boat Harbour.

It was fun to watch.

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FREMANTLE DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL ON SUNDAY

Posted in city of fremantle, community, festival, fishing boat harbour, Uncategorized by freoview on April 30, 2019

 

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The inaugural Fremantle Dragon Boat Festival will be held this coming Sunday May 5 in the Fishing Boat Harbour.ย  The free event will be on from 10am to 3pm.

The exciting racing will be presented in an atmosphere of pageantry and colour, music and Chinese culture.

Spectacle Dragon boat festivals are loud, colorful, and rich in tradition. The awakening of the dragon ceremony is over 2000 years old and gives the festival participant a snapshot of another culture. The beating of the boat drums, the clash of gongs, and the cheers of the spectators will provide a high octane energy throughout the festival venue!

The dragon boat has been a significant part of Chinese culture and today there are more than 50 million paddlers in China, and has become an international sporting attraction.

Taoist monks will perform the blessing of the waters and a unique eye dotting ceremony โ€“ dabbing red paint onto the eyes of each boatโ€™s figurehead, which is said to awaken the dragons.

Come and revel in the festivities which will commence at 10am with a dragon boat regatta, onto sprint racing and the crowning of the winning team!

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A SHORT WALK THROUGH FREMANTLE

 

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Here a few photos I took on a short walk through Fremantle on Sunday. I love this city!

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ANOTHER ONE BITES THE FREO DUST

Posted in city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, food, hospitality, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on March 26, 2019

 

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It appears that the Han’s restaurant in the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour will be closing soon with new For Lease signs put up at the building.

I hardly ever saw people in the restaurant while Cicerello’s, Kailis and the Bathers Beach House were packed full.

The premises of the former Mussel Bar in the FBH are still vacant as well, so hopefully those spaces can be filled with new operators soon.

Roel Loopers

 

ABOUT FREO, FOG AND FUTURE

 

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I can’t believe how humid it has been in Fremantle lately. It is almost like a fog in the port, and not the dry heat we are used to.

Not much to report today, so I had a wander around and took these two photos this morning of the old and new at Kings Square and a soft shot of the always photogenic Fishing Boat Harbour.

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SUNDAY CHRISTMAS FUN AT FISHING BOAT HARBOUR

 

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The Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour traders are putting a special Christmas show on this Sunday and the next two, so go and have a look!

There will be art, a Christmas market, an artist performing in a sphere that is floating on the water, and more.

It is all on from 12 midday.

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CHRISTMAS AT FREO’S ARTHUR’S HEAD

 

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If you are coming into Fremantle on Sunday don’t forget that the Fishing Boat Harbour traders are putting up a special Christmas event for the next three weeks from midday on.

Performances, live music, a market, kids activities, etc.

Also on Sunday is the J Shed Open Day, just a three-minute walk from the Fishing Boat Harbour, so pop into the studios there, and while there walk up the steps to view the amazing underwater photos at the Glen Cowans photo gallery next to the Roundhouse.

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