You really must go to the...
You really must go to the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Forget about that old thing in Rome as it's long gone, if you go to the 'G' during a great sporting event, be it AFL, Cricket (at night), or the occasional soccer game, you will be living, breathing and possibly eating and drinking (Pie and beer!)Australian sporting culture. Check out this link for a look!
There is also a great musuem for anyone remotely interested in sport. It is a must.
Apart from that, wander around St Kilda, the small streets of Richmond, walk along th Yarra and gamble at the casino (not)!! Just out of melbourne you'll find the Dandenongs Ranges. Excellent. Beautiful Mountain ash temperate rain forest. You'll be at piece amongst the tree ferns. Go up around Kallista, Monbulk, Sassafrass, and drive with no real destination to go. If by train get off at Belgrave and maybe take the Puffing Billy. A bit touristy but an old steam train which takes you through some nice scenery. From belgrave you can also do some nice bush walks and if your lucky see a lyre bird wich is truelly a great bird to see.
Visit: www.geocities.com/RainForest/3648/melbin.htm#M3 I guess the pubs and music scene of Melbourne is the things that I have found no were else in the world. Living in Edinburgh know, the pubs are excellent pubs the music scence of Melbourne is excellent. Be the punters club, corner or the good old espy there's always bands to play ORIGINAL music to boogy to!!!
Graduation day at Melbourne University
Graduation day at Melbourne University is for Malaysian citizen of 'Non-Bumi status' to obtain a 'status' in society. In Malaysia, government wants to make sure inhabitants Muslims-Malay go to university fully financed, Non-Muslims-OtherEthnic must self pay (money from parents) abroad in Melbourne or other universities in Europe, US, NZ, etc to obtain a Master Degree or higher. One of my friend was here study medicine and the purpose I came here was partly to see his graduation. His 7 years total studies in medicine cost his father some RM700,000.00 (2.8 exchange with Australian Dollar), the money is approximately the value of 3 double-storey terrace houses in Kuala Lumpur, is about 20 years of his father's working savings. I was invited here and I saw a sea of Malaysian Non-Muslims-OtherEthnic students, their parents came to attend their graduation, a lifetime achievement.
Since 1970s, the Muslims-Malay lack economy skills, lack competency, over crutches-dependent, therefore the Muslims-Malay government financed them to study overseas and in all local universities, whereas Non-Muslims-OtherEthnic must self finance in higher education, this is to have a balance in economy Malaysia. Btw this is highly sensitive topic in Malaysia, is like Israel & Palestine, is not allow to question or ask, offenders will be punished and throw into prison.
I am a non-Muslims-Malay and for me to question this topic is an offence, is a crime.
Tourists spot, without doubt, this is a tourists spot. This is the open air thing where tourists should come, I'm a tourist, so I came to do what a tourist should do. Why I said tourists spot, because I saw a tourist information office beside it, so I now tell you this is a tourists spot. Tourists spot is for tourists, you are a genius.
IF you come to melbourne make sure you pack some beers .Because I'm not showing you around with out some reward.Make them carlton cold or crown larger if you want that little bit extra in the ombre tour guide to melbourne lol clothing is such a hard area as our weather is most likely to change 90,000 times in one day.
winter gets very cold and summer can reach 45c so if your a girl I recommend you wear some thing sexy so I will notice you lol.
dont tell cocogal I said that if you want to brink your own medical supplies ,bring insect spray as flies will drive you mad.
most publis toilets should have toilet paper so you shouldnt need to bring that.
maybe a peg for you nose as they can be filthy. australian sun is said to be the most harsh in the world in regardas to the UV factor.
you will need a hat a good 15 plus sun screen and plenty of beers to help you relax.
Melbourne Graffiti Pt 1
For 20 years I have observed the development of various styles and genres of graffiti art in Melbourne - imported and home grown styles.
The outlawish nature of the graffiti artist is always been an interest of mine. This work recently discovered portrays Australia's most famous outlaw Ned Kelly - the late 1870s bush ranger and highwayman who fought for the rights of the underprivilaged.