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    Quote Originally Posted by Watcher
    Please remember to wear your sunnies, wear a safari hat (baseball cap not enough), apply your sunscreens (slip, slap, slop everyone! ) and put your polarizer on in the day time. Melbourne in Jan is very hot and dry, esp near the Aussie open; drink lots of water!. Another thing that you may find irritating is the flies... . Enjoy yourselves!

    melby not as many flies as Perth liao

    DO REMEMBER that even though it can be summer or what not, Melbourne is famed for:-

    "4 seasons in 1 day"

    so..always be prepared

    summer times can get pretty scorching but at times only...and at night temperatures can plummet really fast and low.

    go lygon street (streetful of 100+ italian restaurants, next to unimelb). For cheap and good pasta, go visit UNIVERSAL cafe, NOT UNIVERSITY CAFE!!! 2 different places.... if u got some moolah to splurge and treat yourself, try the cakes and delicacies at Brunettis, or best, go Cafe Greco at Crown casino
    u can also do with a late late late late or early(?) bite in the middle of the cold night at 2am, head for interjunction cafe and insist on their lamb slovaki and hot chocolate

    BTW just to wet your appetite:- Sharkfin's house (or issit restaurant ah? yar 2 different places next to each other) has great dim sums (or the aussies lurve to call it dim sims after frying them ) voted american express best dim sum restaurant 2002?3?
    the VIETNAMESE noodles at the corner of russel street is good just like the MEKONG restaurant at Burke street (where Jackie chan ate there for his filming previously)......whatelse?....hmmmm.....
    CITY BBQ in Chinatown is great..just remember, PORTIONS ARE HUGE...and of course u pay too.... there are some chinese groceries stores where they sell mostly asian stuff.

    smith street:- sportsaholic..... major sports apparells warehouses are there. for mountain climbing and other sports stuff
    richmond:- shoppaholic street.......as it names suggests....SHOPPING in melbourne itself.

    Oh BTW, since u're on unlimited pass, u should really plan your route carefully. maybe 2 odd days in Melbourne city proper (AS IN SOLID 2 FULL DAYS) and maybe another day travel with the rail to chadstone? or other places......

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    can i ask a favour from you if u're going there ?

    can u please go to SAFEWAY supermarket or COLES supermarket and help me get about 300-400g of Cupacollo (can't remember how to spell, just pronounce it as Cup-pa-col-lo) over the counter kind?

    i miss that eversince i left melby. There isn't a shop in S'pore that has that apparently

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    Quote Originally Posted by phrozact
    I think Crown does that every night on the hour. Kinda makes you wonder how much they spend on gas each time it fires up.

    By the way, there's this Christmas display going on in Crown. Not sure how nice it is though, cos the last time it was a little dark and I was just walking through. Didnt really stop to see what was going on cos I was late for a movie.
    =P

    the last time i talked to the security (but will he know everything?) it costs about AUD$30,000 for one pillar of fireball


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    Quote Originally Posted by vivientan
    Zuji offers many day trips which we can book online. Click here to view.

    the best way and cheapest to visit those out of town places:-

    go to this small stand at burke street ....

    its called HALF TIX.

    the tix will be half priced..but may NOT be the seats that u want lar...like 2 seats separated...but generally the angmohs are friendly enuf if they know u're a tourist to let u sit together.

    if u go to greyhound or some dedicated coach palce, make sure u show them your international student card....

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    Default Yummy!

    Thanks plsoong!

    The info you gave is real helpful. You really make me drool with all the yummy food suggestions. But I'm on a budget trip & I can't splurge on food I'm even comtemplating buying cup noodles to eat in the motel

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    Quote Originally Posted by plsoong
    the best way and cheapest to visit those out of town places:-

    go to this small stand at burke street ....

    its called HALF TIX.

    the tix will be half priced..but may NOT be the seats that u want lar...like 2 seats separated...but generally the angmohs are friendly enuf if they know u're a tourist to let u sit together.

    if u go to greyhound or some dedicated coach palce, make sure u show them your international student card....
    Thanks for the info. No worries, cos I'm travelling alone. My idea here is to have a great time exploring Melbourne at the lowest cost! So cheapskate right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivientan
    Thanks plsoong!

    The info you gave is real helpful. You really make me drool with all the yummy food suggestions. But I'm on a budget trip & I can't splurge on food I'm even comtemplating buying cup noodles to eat in the motel
    u can go to main chinatown and there's this 2 places where i use to eat for chinese meal lar


    the one on the left.....is called "tang(2) chao(2)" and the lemongrass porkchop is even though there's MSG

    the universal cafe that i mentioned? that one is cheap and heaps! for pasta/pizza

    10 bucks and the whole plate/pizza is gigantic

    always ordered and got them to deliver to my residential college there

    cheers

    PL

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    Hey thanks for the info phrozact.. !

    By chance you know of any smaller car rental companies then that allows age < 25 to rent a car? I'm trying to avoid the big boys .. i.e. hertz.. avis.. etc


    Quote Originally Posted by phrozact
    Just thought I'd point out that it's possible to rent cars even if you're under 25, but you'll have to pay extra for insurance. Even though your friend got his license this year, he may still be able to rent a car even as long as it's not a Victorian license, since the people may not always notice the "Pass" date on the Singapore license.

    Also, another place that's near the city would be Brighton Beach and Port Melbourne.

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    Default Sunset/sunrise

    Where is a good place in Melbourne to shoot sunset or sunrise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivientan
    Where is a good place in Melbourne to shoot sunset or sunrise?

    I think the various lookout points along great ocean road will be a breathtaking place to shoot sunset/sunrise.. imagine the ocean..cliffs...rocks and what have u as the backdrop... woOt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by plsoong
    on Saturdays, (dunno if they still do this) go to Crown casino where the tramstop is and get ready for the spouts of balls of fire that they pump into the air at night...hmmmmmm can't remember if they did that in Summer though (A)
    I remembered that they don't seem to do it during summer...
    Quote Originally Posted by plsoong
    hope to return to Melby in July or late August heheheheh just in time for golf warmups
    Naw, too cold. I prefer late March, early April for the wine harvest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivientan
    Thanks plsoong!

    The info you gave is real helpful. You really make me drool with all the yummy food suggestions. But I'm on a budget trip & I can't splurge on food I'm even comtemplating buying cup noodles to eat in the motel
    You should find the food that the uni students eat; they are usually cheap and good. On Lygon street, A large pizza enough for 2 (or to make it into two meals ) is around $12, lunch you can get one pizza + 1 drink for $6. Alternatively is to make or buy sandwiches. I remembered two wholemeal egg sandwiches + sliced tomatoes around $3-4. Their b/f at the cafe around $4 is very filling but is the traditional eggs and bacon stuff that can make you .

    Cup noodles? . Cheap food a plenty, like the Greek food at the start (closest to the city end) of Lygon street, across from the potatoe place/malaysian restaurant. $5-6 enough food for 1day! . In Chinatown, there is a restaurant along the street that sells Shanghainese xiao long bao and shui jiao. 15 cooked shui jiao for $4! 2-3 meals there!
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    DO NOT rent a car (unless you want to go on the Great Ocean Drive or something).

    I rented a car for the two days I was in Melbourne, but was so scared of the traffic that it stayed in the hotel carpark throughout the time I was there.

    Just walk around the city or take the trams. Chinatown area is very happening.

    Very hot at this time of year, though. Hotter than Singapore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watcher
    I remembered that they don't seem to do it during summer...

    Naw, too cold. I prefer late March, early April for the wine harvest.

    hehehehe....i like it cold

    more refreshing than playing in S'pory....so farking hot and humid


    aussie traffic rules got some slight difference...

    u need to learn to do a HOOK turn. there's no such thing as a separate lane for turning.... (cept some places)..

    there's however a separate lane for trams.

    basically like what SS said....in Melby city, forget about the car rental..that should save u quite abit....u can get anywhere as long as u walk-tram...

    dun worry, a seemingly long road is reachable without tiring yourself out in Aussie as compared to that in S'pore, coz its rather dry there

    just remember, summer can be scorching hot, and can drop in temp as well. ALWAYS BE PREPARED


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    Hahahaa yups.. heard of the treacherous road condition in downtown area... so will use the car for the great ocean road drive only..


    Quote Originally Posted by StreetShooter
    DO NOT rent a car (unless you want to go on the Great Ocean Drive or something).

    I rented a car for the two days I was in Melbourne, but was so scared of the traffic that it stayed in the hotel carpark throughout the time I was there.

    Just walk around the city or take the trams. Chinatown area is very happening.

    Very hot at this time of year, though. Hotter than Singapore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivientan
    Where is a good place in Melbourne to shoot sunset or sunrise?
    The various places along St Kilda beach is really nice for sunsets. Especially the St Kilda Port or something like that. The sunsets can be quite breath taking at times...been there many times just to take sunsets, although when I went yesterday, the place was infested with flies...sigh.

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