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    There's 24 hour shopping at some of the big shopping malls on the outskirts of the city. Of course there's always, Crown in the city. There will be no public transport on the 25 and 26 Dec as it's a public holiday and most shops except for Chinese eateries will be closed all over the city and suburbs. Thus my advise rent a car when you arrive. You can drive the car to Tasmania (just tell the rental company) via car ferries. Taxis are very expensive and very difficult to get.

    Have a great time.

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    2.5K It's reasonable.. but i can;t afford it

    U got till December to save for your holiday. And if you are flexible with your time in Aust. There will always be part time jobs for you to earn extra income.

    Down here you can easily get more than Aud$10 an hour, working in restaurants, fruit pickers or Asian grocery stores. Just becareful with the kind of people you mixed with, especially in discos and pubs.

    Some backpackers from UK, Europe ....work their ways around Australia in farms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benign
    U got till December to save for your holiday. And if you are flexible with your time in Aust. There will always be part time jobs for you to earn extra income.

    Down here you can easily get more than Aud$10 an hour, working in restaurants, fruit pickers or Asian grocery stores. Just becareful with the kind of people you mixed with, especially in discos and pubs.

    Some backpackers from UK, Europe ....work their ways around Australia in farms.
    oh gosh.. i am too old to do that. Maybe fruit pickers sound fun.

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    oh gosh.. i am too old to do that. Maybe fruit pickers sound fun.
    Just found out, even working as fruit pickers. Must becareful if you are not getting the salary from the owner directly.

    Coz the middle man will cheat you and worst gamble your salary away too. I guess this apply to the illegal workers more than you.

    You can alway pick and buy your own strawberries in some places. No need to work as fruit picker.

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    really!! my mel friend promise will bring me to pick fruits!!
    not sure if have time ;o..
    24 reach mel.. 26 set off to tas.. then back on 3 jan.. 4 jan i fly off
    guess no time for strawberry hor.

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    really!! my mel friend promise will bring me to pick fruits!!
    not sure if have time ;o..
    24 reach mel.. 26 set off to tas.. then back on 3 jan.. 4 jan i fly off
    guess no time for strawberry hor.

    There are alot of orchards/farms in Tassiel. Just in case you dunno, they do have opium growing there as well.

    Actually, Victoria has alot of places to go too. Like Sovereign Hills, The 11 Apostles instead of 12 Nude beaches Phillip Island Penguins and a date with Benign (Just kiddin, I think most likely working coz the pays is betta)



    Back to burning calories,

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    Do u think if i don't go tasminia.. 10 days in mel is too long?

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    Do u think if i don't go tasminia.. 10 days in mel is too long?
    Depend what you love to do lor? U can even spend ten days in the crown casino without seeing any sunshine ley.

    Maybe u also like to see

    Day1- Ballarat Handicap
    Day2- Bendigo Harness
    Day3- Flemington Hurdle
    Day4- Greyhound Grp5(Open)
    Day5- Crown Casino Blackjack all day
    Day6- Roulette all night
    Day7- Sic Bo Day & Night
    Day8- Carribean Stud till chips run out
    Day9- Pawn everything you got and bet till your jump into the river
    Day10- Crying and walking to the airport, for the next flight home..........


    Hmmm, you can always sit around a street corner and wink at any hunks that come your way( I got 3 months of exercise to go still)



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    Honestly,

    There are alot of places to go in Victoria. Art gallery? Opera? Shopping? Zoo? River cruise? Beaches? Gardens?

    Even searching for the best Vietnamese, Greek, Italian, Chinese food around town......

    Then take a train to outskirt of Melbourne and hop on a steam train around Mt Dandanong...

    Country Victoria for scenic and enjoy the laid back fishing trip....orchard.

    Drive along the Great Ocean Road on your way to Adelaide...which takes about 10 hours with breaks in between.

    Or Driving east toward Phillip Island then Gippsland along the 90 miles beach.....

    Driving North toward Canberra and Sydney ...takes about 9 hours(890km). Spend three days in Sydney ...taking ferries by the Opera House...

    Or Just Dance your way all night long in discotheques.

    It is just so hard to say whether the city is right for you.....but are you in the right mood, right place and the right time.

    Shops will be closed for Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year!


    To me, Melbourne is too big.....coz I only managed to crawl my way out of the shell once in a blue moon.

    Melbourne was rated as the world's most liveable city according to Economic Intelligence Unit. Published in February 2004.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Benign
    Shops will be closed for Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year!
    You seem to have forgotten the exception of the Boxing Day Sales

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benign
    Depend what you love to do lor? U can even spend ten days in the crown casino without seeing any sunshine ley.

    Maybe u also like to see

    Day1- Ballarat Handicap
    Day2- Bendigo Harness
    Day3- Flemington Hurdle
    Day4- Greyhound Grp5(Open)
    Day5- Crown Casino Blackjack all day
    Day6- Roulette all night
    Day7- Sic Bo Day & Night
    Day8- Carribean Stud till chips run out
    Day9- Pawn everything you got and bet till your jump into the river
    Day10- Crying and walking to the airport, for the next flight home..........


    Hmmm, you can always sit around a street corner and wink at any hunks that come your way( I got 3 months of exercise to go still)



    As long as you are happy,
    who cares
    I don't really fancy gambling.. can suggest better suggestion or not ;I

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benign
    Honestly,

    There are alot of places to go in Victoria. Art gallery? Opera? Shopping? Zoo? River cruise? Beaches? Gardens?

    Even searching for the best Vietnamese, Greek, Italian, Chinese food around town......

    Then take a train to outskirt of Melbourne and hop on a steam train around Mt Dandanong...

    Country Victoria for scenic and enjoy the laid back fishing trip....orchard.

    Drive along the Great Ocean Road on your way to Adelaide...which takes about 10 hours with breaks in between.

    Or Driving east toward Phillip Island then Gippsland along the 90 miles beach.....

    Driving North toward Canberra and Sydney ...takes about 9 hours(890km). Spend three days in Sydney ...taking ferries by the Opera House...

    Or Just Dance your way all night long in discotheques.

    It is just so hard to say whether the city is right for you.....but are you in the right mood, right place and the right time.

    Shops will be closed for Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year!


    To me, Melbourne is too big.....coz I only managed to crawl my way out of the shell once in a blue moon.

    Melbourne was rated as the world's most liveable city according to Economic Intelligence Unit. Published in February 2004.



    I been to sydney. so it's out.
    I like places with nature. A big field of flower. and Big ocean. or can take a little boat and roller along the river will be good. Laying on the beach and enjoy the breeze will be cool. No shopping for me. And and.. i want farm stay !.. can ride horse will be good :P

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    I been to sydney. so it's out.
    I like places with nature. A big field of flower. and Big ocean. or can take a little boat and roller along the river will be good. Laying on the beach and enjoy the breeze will be cool. No shopping for me. And and.. i want farm stay !.. can ride horse will be good :P

    How come sound like part of my retirement plan

    - nature reserve nearby rite?
    - a field of lavender and a rose garden hor?
    - panaromic view of the ocean while you sleep, eat, and shxt?
    - private jetty on the estuary?
    - beach front?
    - horse to ride? mine was zebra ley


    Wei, sound like you need the richest uncle in Australia to chaperone liao.........

    Some more complained no money.......I am not paying for it.
    That's for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benign

    Melbourne was rated as the world's most liveable city according to Economic Intelligence Unit. Published in February 2004.



    I also heard that the cost of living in Melbourne is lower than sydney.... is that true? thinking of doing my masters in Melbourne .... also thinking of doing it in tasmania coz' of the scenery

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    I also heard that the cost of living in Melbourne is lower than sydney.... is that true? thinking of doing my masters in Melbourne .... also thinking of doing it in tasmania coz' of the scenery
    Between the two cities? Eat my heart out lor......

    It is hard to compare...when you study and want to subsidise the expenses...then Sydney is easier to find jobs. And I think wages is slightly higher as well. Overall, I think not much difference, except Sydney is much stronger on the financial side and Melbourne is on the cultural side of things.

    Tassie? Great for study...coz it is boring. Apart from looking at trees ...and trees. It is good for you eyes and health lor. Rental should be cheaper but phone bills might be higher due to boredom

    Melbourne? you can alway dropby my house for dinner.....LOL. Save alot of money liao.

    Hope I answer all your queries.....if not, draft a list...I will try my best to provide.



    I will bill the Victorian Government real soon(generate so many customers)......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benign
    How come sound like part of my retirement plan

    - nature reserve nearby rite?
    - a field of lavender and a rose garden hor?
    - panaromic view of the ocean while you sleep, eat, and shxt?
    - private jetty on the estuary?
    - beach front?
    - horse to ride? mine was zebra ley


    Wei, sound like you need the richest uncle in Australia to chaperone liao.........

    Some more complained no money.......I am not paying for it.
    That's for sure.
    huh? i thought aus have this?
    private jetty on the estuary <--- no lah.. i know in my life i will not able to make it.

    a garden with flower for me to take pictures.
    a fruit land to pick fruit..
    a beach to lay on and picnic there..

    sound ok wow.. got to be rich to do that meh ?

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    [QUOTE=Benign]Between the two cities? Eat my heart out lor......

    It is hard to compare...when you study and want to subsidise the expenses...then Sydney is easier to find jobs. And I think wages is slightly higher as well. Overall, I think not much difference, except Sydney is much stronger on the financial side and Melbourne is on the cultural side of things.


    Melbourne? you can alway dropby my house for dinner.....LOL. Save alot of money liao.

    Hope I answer all your queries.....if not, draft a list...I will try my best to provide.


    Thanks, been to both sydney & melbourne twice, prefer melbourne as the people there are friendlier and more helpful...... more relaxed atmosphere.... good food aplenty, especially korean, japanese, exotic dips in Queen Victoria Market, Pies in the sky ..... and Miss Marple..... listing all these make my mouth water...... yum yum.... will bear in mind your helpfulness when i made up my mind where to study... thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benign
    How come sound like part of my retirement plan

    - nature reserve nearby rite?
    - a field of lavender and a rose garden hor?
    - panaromic view of the ocean while you sleep, eat, and shxt?
    - private jetty on the estuary?
    - beach front?
    - horse to ride? mine was zebra ley


    Wei, sound like you need the richest uncle in Australia to chaperone liao.........

    Some more complained no money.......I am not paying for it.
    That's for sure.
    huh? i thought aus have this?
    private jetty on the estuary <--- no lah.. i know in my life i will not able to make it.

    a garden with flower for me to take pictures.
    a fruit land to pick fruit..
    a beach to lay on and picnic there..

    sound ok wow.. got to be rich to do that meh ?

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    hehe no lah no need private jetty.
    U mean i need to pay alot if i want to go for a garden full of flower, a fruit farm, picnic at beach, ride horse? ;o

    No lah, not very expensive.....coz you din ask for one with a helipad.


    I was joking with you
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    Seriously,

    December is the start of Summer, the climate will be generally warmer...all depend on your luck.
    Gardens and fruit farms can be found around the Dandenong ranges.
    Picnic by the beach? My recommendation is somewhere like Lorne, Torquay or Sorrento lor........
    Ride horse? Horse ride on the beach is about Aud$45 for 1.5 hour.


    Hmmm, found a webpage for you liao: http://www.bcl.com.au/Melbourne/shop/horseriding.htm
    Last edited by Benign; 15th August 2005 at 10:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benign
    Between the two cities? Eat my heart out lor......

    It is hard to compare...when you study and want to subsidise the expenses...then Sydney is easier to find jobs. And I think wages is slightly higher as well. Overall, I think not much difference, except Sydney is much stronger on the financial side and Melbourne is on the cultural side of things.

    Tassie? Great for study...coz it is boring. Apart from looking at trees ...and trees. It is good for you eyes and health lor. Rental should be cheaper but phone bills might be higher due to boredom

    Melbourne? you can alway dropby my house for dinner.....LOL. Save alot of money liao.

    Hope I answer all your queries.....if not, draft a list...I will try my best to provide.



    I will bill the Victorian Government real soon(generate so many customers)......
    me me me !!.. am i invited for dinner too

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