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Studying in Australia

Post by wdf_chelsea » Mar 6th, '06, 10:24

Dear all,

I am thinking of studying at the UWA for one semester as an exchange student. I have never been in Australia before, but I am quite enthusiastic about it, and I'd like to know more about living over there. Are there any UWA students here? Or anyone from Australia? Please tell me more about Australia :mrgreen: thnx a lot!!

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Post by DJ_Chopstix » Mar 6th, '06, 17:02

one of our DJ's is over there. i heard its really fun. he says "its different compared to london, hot babes, lots of roller coasters, and koalas!!!!" lol

well good luck =] i think it wud be a great experience

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Re: Studying in Australia

Post by Burachan » Mar 8th, '06, 12:05

wdf_chelsea wrote:Dear all,

I am thinking of studying at the UWA for one semester as an exchange student. I have never been in Australia before, but I am quite enthusiastic about it, and I'd like to know more about living over there. Are there any UWA students here? Or anyone from Australia? Please tell me more about Australia :mrgreen: thnx a lot!!
I am a Canadian currently studying at the University of Queensland in Brisbane so I can't really comment on Perth but perhaps I can give a little information on Australia in general. Also, I think Brisbane and Perth are around the same size so my experience might be more similar to yours than someone from Sydney or Melbourne.

I guess how you find the city is partially dependent on what city you're from. I'm from Vancouver and there are some things I find better in Brisbane and other things I find better in Vancouver.

First of all, things I like about Brisbane. The weather! You get a lot more sun here and it's a lot warmer (this is the first time I've been in a place where it can be midnight and you can still be sweating profusely)...everyone seems more relaxed here. Also, compared to Vancouver it's a slower and more relaxed city which is just perfect for me. The people I found are very friendly and the city is clean and beautiful. I believe the education I'm getting is top notch (as should be UWA's) as an Australian education has an international reputation on some scale.

Things that may disappoint you. Brisbane (and I'm sure Perth as well) is not a "big international city" so you won't get the perks and glamour that you might find in places like Sydney...if there's anything people complain about here it's that there's not enough to do here. I would say personally my biggest disappointment coming from Vancouver is that there's a LOT less asian stuff here than I'm used to...it's hard to find asian grocery stores and the asian food isn't as good.

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Post by isleofthewinds » Mar 8th, '06, 12:23

Oh....you going to Perth, huh?

Ohhohoho....then let me share my limited knowledge with you of our western state....

What I Know:
It's hot
It has the WACA
It's hot....

....so in conclusion come to Sydney, instead! MUCH more fun. And way more asian stores...if that's what you want...XD

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Post by bwena87 » Mar 8th, '06, 15:40

Heya!!

im from good old Perth!! =D u planning to study at UWA? yea good skool lah!! well wot can i say about Perth?! Like you might think its a bit boring but hey if it's too exciting you wouldnt be concertrating on studying! :lol

Perth is small! and ofcourse it has hot summers but that why we all go down to the pretty beaches! :D its very easy to get around Perth since its small, you can catch the train, bus or even ferry! We have heaps of exchange students around from all parts of Asia! Living here is affordable and clean fresh air everyday! :lol

come over!! if ur lucky might show you around ^^
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Post by wdf_chelsea » Mar 9th, '06, 23:51

Thank you all for the information. At this moment I am studying in The Netherlands. I really hope I will pass the selection. My first choice of location is Melbourne. I am very happy to hear that my university has just came to an agreement with the Monash University. Perth will be my second choice, because I have more feelings for a big, glamorous city. Also now in the Netherlands I am living in a busy city. I am more used to going out, shop and having nice a dinner :P than wonderful sceneries surrounding me. So if there are any comments on Melbourne, you are also welcome. Tell me...tell me...thnx

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Post by Ruroshin » Mar 10th, '06, 01:20

wdf_chelsea wrote:Thank you all for the information. At this moment I am studying in The Netherlands. I really hope I will pass the selection. My first choice of location is Melbourne. I am very happy to hear that my university has just came to an agreement with the Monash University. Perth will be my second choice, because I have more feelings for a big, glamorous city.
If you're looking for big cities in Australia this is the order in terms of population:

1. Sydney 4 million
2. Melbourne 3.5 million
3. Brisbane 1.7 million
4. Perth 1.4 million
5. Adelaide 1.1 million
6. Hobart 0.2 million

Syndey is cold, Melbourne is colder and Brisbane is warm. Don't know about the other cities since I haven't been there. When i say cold I mean for an Australian. In winter Sydney's average low temperature is about 8 °C, Melbourne is 6 °C and Brisbane is about 10 °C. In summer Sydney and Melbourne average about 25°C while Brisbane is about 30°C

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Post by misst3na » Mar 10th, '06, 02:08

I'm a Melbournian. And love it! I dont think i want to live in any other part of Australia than Melbourne. Compare Melbourne to Sydney:

Melbourne
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1. Alot of Asian
2. Everyone is very friendly and down to earth,
3. Lots of nice food from all around the world not just Asian. This includes a cast variety of asian food also available.
4. Cheaper rent, food, lifestyle compare to Sydney. (But when i say cheap i mean reasonable not cheap cheap. You can expect to pay $6-7 for those Asian noodles soup compare to $8-11 in Sydney)
5. Pretty girls/ guys
6. Our past time is not all about "poping" compare to alot of Sydney ppl (I'm generalising here from my experience).
7. We got heaps of fashion designers from Melbourne that are getting of have gotten acknowledgement from around the world. Eg. Allanah Hill, Tsubi, Betina Liano, Roy, Miss Sixty...just to name a few.
8. There's more night life during the week than Sydney i believe. (last year i went up to Sydney. We had no where to go, and nothing to do on Mon-Wed except getting high at someone house...or something like that).
9. The City Melbourne is designed so that it's in a grid shape, which means that everything is parallel to each other. Hence, its easy to get around and not get lost.
10. We also have the tram system around Melbourne city and into the suburb as well!!! no where else in Australia has this!
11. Crown Casino, opens 24x7
12. Most importantly. Krispy Kream is coming to Melbourne toO!! you really gota come to Melbourne!
13. Oh yeah, we can also have 4 seasons in one day. Can you get this anywhere else? i dont think so!


Sydney
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1. Sydney has more stable weather than Melbourne i must admit.
2. The famous Opera house
3. Bondi beach
4. Designers such as Sass&Bide lives here
5. Everything is more spaced out. Hence, you can get lost!
6. People can be a little bit snoppy sometime.
7. Houses are more expensive and so is the lifestyle. Which i reckon has the same quality as Melbourne only its more popular because it has the Opera house.
8. Star city - gambers haven

so you compare which is better! Hope you choose Melbourne. BTW, Monash university and Melbourne university is two of a few top university in Australia and has good reputations in the world aswell.

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Post by airskape » Mar 10th, '06, 02:37

whoaa misst3na pretty much summarised everything! lol everything she said is soo true its not even funny!
melbourne is the best!! :lol

sydney doesnt have anything..they have the opera house and harbour bridge, who cares about those :whistling:

oh and we have an australian d-addicts thread thingy here: http://www.d-addicts.com/forums/viewtop ... &start=555

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Post by Akira-Kon » Mar 10th, '06, 02:47

isleofthewinds wrote:Oh....you going to Perth, huh?

Ohhohoho....then let me share my limited knowledge with you of our western state....

What I Know:
It's hot
It has the WACA
It's hot....

....so in conclusion come to Sydney, instead! MUCH more fun. And way more asian stores...if that's what you want...XD
Lol, your damm right its hot!! I placed a block of ice on my forehead and it melted in 15seconds -_-'' and when its cold, its freezing.
Also, there are alot of cockcroches too =r and snakes >_<'' and...!! iwont comment more since they aren't very positive :whistling: [/b]
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Post by mello » Mar 11th, '06, 00:08

im from melbourne too =D not as expensive as sydney and the night life is just as good, if not greater. (i've heard people resemble Melbourne to vancouver but im not too sure =P )

Melbourne has the best tertiary education (universities) in Australia apart from Sydney Uni which is only good for vetrinary science

Krispy Kream is now 24/7 drive through =D and a 2nd store will open soon
(just to point that out)

Word of warning if you want to come to melbourne. During autumn and spring (march-may and Oct - novem) You will get 4 seasons in 1 day.

Also another warning Australia is not as culturally advanced as America so you might feel a little discrimination in our society. (Alot of my family from canada and california say that when they come over). We arent as open i guess to each other. (sorry if this is directed to americans it is a rough guideline of how social we are)

:scratch:

ALSO THE BIG ONE "I'm Sorry I love You Pilot episode was filmed here". We have the always beautiful albert park drive (where they filmed the driving in the city) which is currently hosting the grand prix at this time of year. They let you drive the track after all the races are done for a bit =D, Great ocean Road, which is i think the place they filmed the driving scenes/mountain.

Commonwealth Games is held soon 1 week to go -_- damn traffic
Our railway system has been upgraded so most of the trains are new and its not as dangerous as sydney with all the accidents and 10 year rust buckets. Yes as pointed out by misst3na melbourne is one of the very few cities in the world that still has a tram system.

:lol

Come to Melbourne =D (dont even think about going to canberra, and adelaide is only good for dentistry)

only thing perth has is abalony catching season ^^;
*fact: did you know 10 years ago Australians didnt know what abalony were? and when asians went to the fish market theyd get it for $5 a kilo (grinning to their spoilt souls) Now since Asian food is so prized amongst cultures these days, Abalony is very scarce everywhere in australia apart from Perth.

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Re: Melbourne

Post by Y_T » Mar 11th, '06, 07:32

misst3na wrote:I'm a Melbournian. And love it! I dont think i want to live in any other part of Australia than Melbourne. Compare Melbourne to Sydney:

Melbourne
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1. Alot of Asian
2. Everyone is very friendly and down to earth,
3. Lots of nice food from all around the world not just Asian. This includes a cast variety of asian food also available.
4. Cheaper rent, food, lifestyle compare to Sydney. (But when i say cheap i mean reasonable not cheap cheap. You can expect to pay $6-7 for those Asian noodles soup compare to $8-11 in Sydney)
5. Pretty girls/ guys
6. Our past time is not all about "poping" compare to alot of Sydney ppl (I'm generalising here from my experience).
7. We got heaps of fashion designers from Melbourne that are getting of have gotten acknowledgement from around the world. Eg. Allanah Hill, Tsubi, Betina Liano, Roy, Miss Sixty...just to name a few.
8. There's more night life during the week than Sydney i believe. (last year i went up to Sydney. We had no where to go, and nothing to do on Mon-Wed except getting high at someone house...or something like that).
9. The City Melbourne is designed so that it's in a grid shape, which means that everything is parallel to each other. Hence, its easy to get around and not get lost.
10. We also have the tram system around Melbourne city and into the suburb as well!!! no where else in Australia has this!
11. Crown Casino, opens 24x7
12. Most importantly. Krispy Kream is coming to Melbourne toO!! you really gota come to Melbourne!
13. Oh yeah, we can also have 4 seasons in one day. Can you get this anywhere else? i dont think so!
They didn't name it World's most livable city for nothing :lol :thumleft:
mello wrote: *fact: did you know 10 years ago Australians didnt know what abalony were? and when asians went to the fish market theyd get it for $5 a kilo (grinning to their spoilt souls) Now since Asian food is so prized amongst cultures these days, Abalony is very scarce everywhere in australia apart from Perth.
Holy crap, what a bargain :whistling:
Now dry abalone (green) can average about $120 a kilo :pale:

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Re: Melbourne

Post by nyaan » Mar 11th, '06, 07:38

misst3na wrote: 12. Most importantly. Krispy Kream is coming to Melbourne toO!! you really gota come to Melbourne!
Really??? Woo Hoo! :cheers:

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Post by airskape » Mar 11th, '06, 09:06

i think theres a krispy kreme at fountain gate already :D

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Post by Rakkie » Mar 11th, '06, 09:08

hehe, don't ask a native Melbournian about Melbourne, they're desperate to prove the city is just as important as Sydney. That is not to say it's a bad city you just tend to get a somewhat biased view. It does tend to hold a lot of events (Formula 1, Aus Open, C'wealth Games) to try and compensate for not having any major landmarks. :P

I've lived in various cities around Australia and overseas and am currently studying at Monash. You've only got two choices here if you want a "big, glamorous city" as you mentioned - Sydney or Melbourne. Casinos (which seem to be focus points of nightlife here) are pretty boring if you've been to any big ones in Europe or Vegas. I think most of the good restaurants in Melb are in the city which is about 30mins travel from the main Monash campus. Rent in a group house should be about AUS$70-$100 inc bills (a fair bit more if you stay on campus).

the weather here has always seemed pretty normal to me, much warmer than Europe but rarely too hot.

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Post by wdf_chelsea » Mar 11th, '06, 21:21

Rakkie wrote:hehe, don't ask a native Melbournian about Melbourne, they're desperate to prove the city is just as important as Sydney. That is not to say it's a bad city you just tend to get a somewhat biased view. It does tend to hold a lot of events (Formula 1, Aus Open, C'wealth Games) to try and compensate for not having any major landmarks. :P

I've lived in various cities around Australia and overseas and am currently studying at Monash. You've only got two choices here if you want a "big, glamorous city" as you mentioned - Sydney or Melbourne. Casinos (which seem to be focus points of nightlife here) are pretty boring if you've been to any big ones in Europe or Vegas. I think most of the good restaurants in Melb are in the city which is about 30mins travel from the main Monash campus. Rent in a group house should be about AUS$70-$100 inc bills (a fair bit more if you stay on campus).

the weather here has always seemed pretty normal to me, much warmer than Europe but rarely too hot.
Hey, nice to hear you are studying at Monash. What do you think about the quality of Monash? And are you living on campus? If so, how's the atmosphere?

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Post by mello » Mar 12th, '06, 03:36

i also go to monash =D this is my third year

clayton monash is probably the most social uni u can find in melbourne in my opinion
(i use to go to deakin didnt like it) The only reason why melb uni is still ranked no1 is because its in the city. If monash was in the city its hands down Monash all the way.
:lol (p.s melb uni people are all stuck and think weird. Them and their gothic society)

You tend to get alot of *weekly* parties at monash. They make life enjoyable by holding events. Free beer sometimes (not as often as monash caulfield: but its only a short drive or train ride. Usually a free bbq lunch every few weeks. etc... 8) ) But yea lots of clubs/activities to keep you busy away from your studies :unsure:

(drive)
I live approx 5 minutes from the city on the west side =D so it takes me about 30 minutes to get to uni off peak hour. Peak hour usually takes... about... 50 minutes. Peak hour with comonwealth games restriction takes about... 1.5 hrs.... (if you head from city to clayton around 5pm to 8pm you'll never make it. Word of warning if you want to live close to campus and party in the city(driving))

Public transport usually takes 1 hour from the city, so overall not that bad compared to driving.

P.s iv lived in sydney twice. When i was a little child and when i was there doing some stuff for the 2000 sydney games. Honestly comparing sydney to melbourne both are the same status i reckon, neither is better then each other. But if your coming to study then melbournes education system is far superior =D. You can always transfer to other states and bring along your credits, whereas if you transfer interstate uni tooo melbourne your going to have to restart the course from year 1.

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Post by nyaan » Mar 12th, '06, 03:48

About Krispy Kreme, I didn't know they had one in Melbourne already and there's going to be a 2nd one opening soon. I live near the city so I spend most of my time in the city...;;^^ But please pass along any details about it to me...;;^^

In re. to studying in Australia, as I did my studying here too, I would recommend Melbourne too. Melbourne is not as hectic as Sydney but it's not as quiet as the other places. So we have a nice atmosphere here. ^^ It's a good environment for studying, at least in my opinion. :)

There's plenty of nice food and nice places to go to. The city has recently been more developed. There's more shopping places, cafes, restaurants etc opened.

I went to Sydney once, and I still liked Melbourne. The only things I liked about Sydney was that it has Kinnokuniya Bookstore and Krispy Kreme. LOL

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Post by chibiskuld » Mar 24th, '06, 18:17

hiya there,

i'm studying at uwa. I don't know what you are studying, but uwa is a good university (i'm not saying this because i'm studying there :p). Perth is a quiet city, but people here are friendly. There are a good mix of people here, you will find people originating from europe and asia.

In different circumstances, I would have chosen Melbourne. There's so much food in Melbourne that u can't find in Perth. Melbourne is also where all the events are...tennis tournament, horse racing, etc ... it's a great city.

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Post by wdf_chelsea » Apr 5th, '06, 13:33

Dear all,

thanks for all the information. I have just been notified that my application for studying at Monash has been approved. I am so happy :lol
I would like to know everything about Melbourne. Again: all information is welcome!

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Post by clement » Apr 5th, '06, 13:39

haha why is there no love for the gold coast ?!??!
:glare:

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Post by airskape » Apr 5th, '06, 13:46

congrats chelsea! :cheers:

you will love it in melbourne..although around this time of the year its starting to get really cold
for example, just one week ago it was around 25 degrees celcius on average. this week it has been like 17 on average! such a big change in such a short period of time
i think thats the main thing you will have to get used to in melbourne - the weather! it really is so unpredictable :crazy:

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Post by wdf_chelsea » Apr 7th, '06, 09:21

I'm going next year february- july...how's the weather during that period actually...
its the end of the summer, autumn and begin of winter right?
I am living in the Netherlands now...and it's quite cold here...
at this moment it is about 8 degrees...last week there was a day when the temperature had reached 15 degrees for one day...so i think i have no problem getting used to the temperature fluctuations...

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Post by camgackt » Apr 7th, '06, 09:34

wdf_chelsea wrote:Dear all,

thanks for all the information. I have just been notified that my application for studying at Monash has been approved. I am so happy :lol
I would like to know everything about Melbourne. Again: all information is welcome!
Waoh~ so many people in Monash! My sister has been accepted into Monash and will be entering around October

Unfortunately Monash doesn't offer what I want...

the University of Queensland does though. And I'm really attracted to the St Lucia campus~

Sorry I'm rather off topic here.....

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Post by lilmarie » Apr 7th, '06, 09:48

i'm from sydney....
Australia is a pretty great place but i've been living here for ever so of couse it's boring for me but don't worry everything in Australia is new and interesting ^^......
i think star city and the city is a place for you to visit, in the city you can go to china town, opera house, you can even climb the harbour bridge....which i have done before and it was the best but of couse you have to pay keke.......
there are many things to do in Australia such as in Queensland theres seasworld, wet and wild, movie world and all which is a fun place where it's kind of amusment parks with rides and all........
i hope you will enjoy Australia and also study hard nows keke ^^
oh yeah it's getting a bit chilly here so pack some warm clothes...we are heading for autumn nows ><

i've been to Melbourn once and it's pretty cool... i loved the crown casino/hotel it's so beautiful... so much better then star city keke

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Post by Rakkie » Apr 8th, '06, 08:41

congrats on getting in.

i definitely recommend staying on campus if you are only here for one semester, it's by far the easiest way to make friends. most Aussie students are quite young (17/18 in first year) and stick to their school friends, but if you stay on campus you get to meet all the international students desperate to make friends.

there are lots of rules and regulations for clubs these days, so there arent as many quirky little ones any more. instead of having lots of little clubs they have a few big ones with lots of members. there's a list of monash ones here: http://www.monashclubs.org/theClubs.php
no asian drama club :( maybe i'll have to start one

if you can handle a european winter, you'll easily cope with melbourne weather :P

if you like kdrama consider doing korean, it's pretty fun and they use kdrama in our teaching :)

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Post by wdf_chelsea » Apr 8th, '06, 09:16

I do like kdrama...I would like to learn the korean language...but i think it is quite difficult...and I won't use it a lot, so I leave it at self study...
I am not sure about which course units to attend yet...does anybody have a suggestion?
I am thinking of Chinese for dialect speakers.. I have attended the chinese school in the Netherlands and also a basic Mandarin course, but my knowledge of Mandarin is far from well-developed...
By the way I am studying business administration specializing in accounting and finance right now, so if you do have any suggestion... i hope it is related to my field of specialization.

I saw at the website that there are a lot of hall of residences...are there big differences between them? Does anybody know which one is better?

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Post by disko » Apr 11th, '06, 15:17

I can't really fathom why you'd want to come here as I can't think of anything much but leaving. but...anyway, welcome soon to oz :-)

also one more thing, the internet here comes in two forms - slow and disconnected.

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Post by airskape » Apr 12th, '06, 01:36

i wouldnt call the internet slow at all..its more like we dont get enough download quota thats all
optus/bigpond cable gets like 600kb/sec on average and now a lot of places have adsl2+ which is also very fast

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Post by persimon_pg » Apr 12th, '06, 23:59

Hi,
It seems to me that you might be heading for Monash Uni, Caulfield Campus if you're doing Accounting course. I live 7 minutes walking distance from Caulfied Campus. Currently, it's autumn here and the weather for today is min 14, top 22 but 15 degree celcius at the moment.. It's true that there are plenty of asian foods around in terms of varieties and choice, more so than any other cities in Ausralia and even New York and Vancouver. I've been to the 2 cities and found them lacking in those areas.
Caufield has excellent public transport system. It has train, tram, bus and even taxi near the campus, basically next door! Caulfied and Clayton campuses are easily accesssable to uni students by the shuttle bus organised by Monash Uni for its students to use for their lectures and tutorials held at the 2 places AT NO COST! Caulfield is closer to the city and more convenient transpot wise.
There are student accommodation within walking distance to the campus which would be more expensive compared to sharing private lodgings with other students.
Melbourne Uni has always been considered better than Monash Uni because it requres better scores to get into the same course offered by both Unis, and may even be considered better than Sydney Uni eg if one misses out in getting into medicine from Melb uni, try Moansh and if not possible then Sydney Uni. This is an actual situation that I just described. It happened only early this year! Also plus the fact that Mebourne Uni is around longer than Monash Uni and has a well established reputation.

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Post by is2hyolee » Apr 18th, '06, 16:51

... Melbourne is the place to be when it comes to studies in Australia ...

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Post by wdf_chelsea » Apr 19th, '06, 22:21

i do hope so :mrgreen: i am thinking about it all the time..and i am really looking forward to it...but in the meantime i need to make a lot of preparations and of course saving money....haaaaaiiiii

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Melbourne 'is Australia's No.1 city'

Post by tigerly » Jul 31st, '06, 02:02

Melbourne has won acclaim as Australia's favourite city, a poll has found.

Melbourne has beaten Sydney in an independent survey of style and romance, shopping, international sporting and cultural events, theatre, food and restaurants and nightlife.

More than 50 per cent of Australians believed Melbourne had the best shopping in the country, the Sunday Herald Sun said, and about the same proportion picked Melbourne as No.1 spot for sport and culture.

The Roy Morgan Research poll of 1300 people Australia-wide was conducted last month.


Sydney was regarded as the best city for nearby regional experiences.

Victoria was tops for touring options, regional food and wine, and was level with NSW and Queensland for spas.

The figures give a boost to Victoria in the competitive market for tourism dollars.

Victorian Tourism Minister John Pandazopoulos said Melbourne had long been

recognised as the nation's sporting capital, but "we now lead in culture, food, romance and nightlife".

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Post by athrunjustice » Jul 31st, '06, 14:40

come to melbourne and enjoy our 4 weathers in one day :(:(

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Post by rickt » Jul 31st, '06, 14:56

not in winter, you don't. there're only cold, colder and coldest for melbourne's winter. at least that's what I got for going there twice in winter (and once in spring, but it was all good during that time). but I'm loving the city very much, with all those great food and various of bars and lounge to hang out. Perth is really dull compared to it.. the only thing we can be proud of in Perth is the famous Apple Struddle. nothing beats the original Corica Apple Struddle! :D

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monash uni

Post by kame101 » Aug 11th, '06, 07:17

I live in Clayton near Monash Uni. I didn't attend that university so I couldn't tell you much about the uni itself but I can tell that the Clayton shops have a wonderful array of asian gorcery stores and restaurants/ take away foods. There are three or four Korean, two indonesion, two Malaysian, Vietnamese, Japanese, Pakistani BBQ and two Indian restaurants. There is even a new BBQ chicken and chips shop that also sells Korean food...I haven't tried that one yet but I wonder if he does Kim-chi and chips?...mmmm..... I moved in about a year ago and I am so glad I did. I love the multicultural atmosphere and the food.
I don't think anyone else has mentioned that Melbourne is also the music capital of Australia. On any night of the week you could see any style of live music being played in various pubs and clubs across the inner city suburbs of Melbourne such as Fitzroy, Brunswick, St Kilda and Richmond. Some of the other larger cities in Australia have healthy live music scenes but none are as big as Melbourne. If you like music then be sure to head into the city and see some local bands...there are free newspapers (available at the uni I am sure) that will tell you who is playing where.
Anyway good luck with your studies at Monash!!

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Post by rainfall » Aug 11th, '06, 07:24

i stayed in melbourne b4 for 8 years...
the lifestyle is good.... provided u have enuf money to enjoy it, like i did.
studied in caulfield campus and sometimes to clayton campus.
good university.
Southbank is the best place to stay.
it near the casino and the river....

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Post by felixtan » Aug 11th, '06, 08:35

Hi there,

as what all the ppl said about Melb, I am totally agreed with. Personally, I found that Melb is a lovely city. I love the weather and the lifestyle. At the moment, I am in Syd for work. I wish I have the chance to move back to Melb. syd is too crowded and the criminal rate is higher than melb. I did my study at Caulf campus (Monash University), it is a small campus, the largest is Clayton, try there. I got lost once. hehhee...
Anyway, wish u all the best

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hi

Post by TLC5566 » Jul 13th, '07, 02:09

i am studying in UQ ( university of Queensland) in Brisbane. Pretty much like the environment here , it cool , mate.

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