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    Gathering from the feed back from my other thread, I have decided to open to suggestion on where is best for various reasons. Hopefully this will help people to plan their trips. I will start the ball rolling...

    Best in Food:
    Italian - (Lygon Street, Melbourne),
    Vietnamese - (Springvale or Meekong at Swanston Street, Melbourne)
    Greek Cakes - (St Kilda, Melbourne),
    Seafood - (Great Ocean Road in Apollo Bay, Melbourne); (Greek restaurant at Sanctuary Cove, Gold Coast)
    Kebab - (Lamb on Chapel, Melbourne)
    Fish & Chip: Surry Hill (Sydney); Neighbourhood shop in Frankston, Melbourne (less than A$4 for fish with unfinishable chips!)
    Pizza: Neighbourhood shop in Frankston, Melbourne (less than A$10 for large pizza with topping covering the whole pizza!)
    Cantonese Yum Cha: Chinatown (Sydney); Shark Fin House (Melbourne)

    Best Beer: VB
    Best wine: ?

    Best in Natural Landscape : Great Ocean Road, Melbourne ; Blue Mountains, Sydney; Uluru, NT
    Best Beaches: Surfers' paradise, Gold Coast
    Best Casino: Crown Casino, Melbourne
    Best Sports experiences: Melbourne Cup (Nov in Melbourne); F1 (Albert Park, Melbourne); Australian Open (Tennis, Melbourne); AFL final (Footie, Melbourne Park) and NRL (rugby final, Sydney i think)
    Best Aerial View: Rialto Tower (Melbourne), Centrepoint (AMP building i think, Sydney); Mount Cootha (Brisbane)
    Best Architecture: Sydney Opera House (Sydney)
    Best Shopping: South Yarra (melbourne); Queen Victoria Building (Sydney)
    Best Market: Queen Victoria Market (melbourne); The Rocks (Sydney); Eagle Street Pier (Brisbane)
    Best Ski Mountain: Mount Bulla (Melbourne)
    Best Wild Dophin Show: Brunny Island (Tasmania)
    Best Cinema: Crown GV (Melbourne)

    The lists goes on and on... Please contribute to make this as exhaustive as possible so people can visit for
    Last edited by nemesis32; 28th October 2004 at 10:27 AM.

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    You wouldn't be a victorian by any chance, would you?

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    Not victorian.. 100% singaporean but i studied in Melbourne for 2 1/2 years though. Yes, i may be biased! HAHA

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    Quote Originally Posted by nemesis32
    Not victorian.. 100% singaporean but i studied in Melbourne for 2 1/2 years though. Yes, i may be biased! HAHA
    Quote Originally Posted by nemesis32
    Best in Food: Melbourne for its Italian (Lygon Street), Vietnamese (Springvale or Meekong at Swanston Street) and Greek Cakes (St Kilda), not forgetting the cheap and good seafood along the Great Ocean Road in Apollo Bay.
    Biased? What "biased"??

    Only not enough time to also sample and compare the foods in Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhamton, Goldcoast, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Newcastle, Darwin, Alice Spring, Albany etc etc.

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    am I missing something ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nemesis32
    Gathering from the feed back from my other thread, I have decided to open to suggestion on where is best for various reasons. Hopefully this will help people to plan their trips. I will start the ball rolling...

    Best in Food: Melbourne for its Italian (Lygon Street), Vietnamese (Springvale or Meekong at Swanston Street) and Greek Cakes (St Kilda), not forgetting the cheap and good seafood along the Great Ocean Road in Apollo Bay.
    Best Kebab: Lamb on Chapel
    Best in Natural Landscape : Great Ocean Road, Melbourne ; Blue Mountains, Sydney
    Best Beaches: Surfers' paradise, Gold Coast
    Best Casino: Crown Casino, Melbourne
    Best Sports experiences: Melbourne Cup (Nov in Melbourne); F1 (Albert Park, Melbourne); Australian Open (Tennis, Melbourne); AFL final (Footie, Melbourne Park) and NRL (rugby final, Sydney i think)
    Best Aerial View: Rialto Tower (Melbourne), Centrepoint (AMP building i think, Sydney); Mount Cootha (Brisbane)
    Best Shopping: South Yarra (melbourne); Queen Victoria Building (Sydney)
    Best Market: Queen Victoria Market (melbourne); The Rocks (Sydney); Eagle Street Pier (Brisbane)
    Best Ski Mountain: Mount Bulla (Melbourne)

    The lists goes on and on... Please contribute to make this as exhaustive as possible so people can visit for
    I see a lot of 'best' given to Melbourne.
    Wow.. biased, just like me!!

    Melbourne rocks!! What I remember best about Melb is its array of international food. And its all good stuffs!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion
    Biased? What "biased"??

    Only not enough time to also sample and compare the foods in Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhamton, Goldcoast, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Newcastle, Darwin, Alice Spring, Albany etc etc.
    Buddy.. you are confusing me man...

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    My 2 cents....


    Best in Food:
    Italian - (Lygon Street, Melbourne),
    Vietnamese - (Springvale or Meekong at Swanston Street, Melbourne)
    Greek Cakes - (St Kilda, Melbourne),
    Seafood - (Great Ocean Road in Apollo Bay, Melbourne); (Greek restaurant at Sanctuary Cove, Gold Coast)
    Kebab - (Lamb on Chapel, Melbourne)
    Cantonese Yum Cha: Chinatown (Sydney)

    Best in Natural Landscape : Great Ocean Road, Melbourne ; Blue Mountains, Sydney
    Best Beaches: Surfers' paradise, Gold Coast
    Best Casino: Crown Casino, Melbourne
    Best Sports experiences: Melbourne Cup (Nov in Melbourne); F1 (Albert Park, Melbourne); Australian Open (Tennis, Melbourne); AFL final (Footie, Melbourne Park) and NRL (rugby final, Sydney i think)
    Best Aerial View: Rialto Tower (Melbourne), Centrepoint (AMP building i think, Sydney); Mount Cootha (Brisbane)
    Best Shopping: South Yarra (melbourne); Queen Victoria Building (Sydney)
    Best Market: Queen Victoria Market (melbourne); The Rocks (Sydney); Eagle Street Pier (Brisbane)
    Best Ski Mountain: Mount Bulla (Melbourne)
    Best Fish & Chip: Surry Hill (Sydney)
    Best Wild Dophin Show: Brunny Island (Tasmania)
    Best Beer: VB
    Last edited by barracuda; 26th October 2004 at 09:17 PM.

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