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 Post subject: To All Aussie.....
PostPosted: 26 Mar 2012, 14:25 
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I was tempted to write this in the Equipment Section as I believe many people would read this, but out of courtesy, I write it in OOAK Lounge.

My friends have always been debating which one is better: Sydney vs. Melbourne. Since I have never been to the Land Down Under, so I am very curious now, which one is actually better for visiting, and which one is actually better for living ???

I hope I don't create a riot here.

Thanks...... :D


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 Post subject: Re: To All Aussie.....
PostPosted: 26 Mar 2012, 14:47 
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Well I have lived in both and I would say Melbourne. The roads are better organised, it doesn't sprawl quite as much and the sporting events are arguably better, and the cost of living isn't quite as high. Having said that, it depends a lot on what you are into. Sydney has the harbour which is a fantastic spectacle for water sports and boating, and I think Sydney's beaches are nicer. It also depends on which are of each city you live to, as this will determine access to a lot of the available activities. Both cities have reasonable, but not fantastic, public transport (although I don't regard either as terribly safe). I must say Sydney's public transport is the only one I was ever offered to buy drugs on, and I've been on it much less than Melbourne. Mind you the drug dealer was a lot more friendly than some of the trash that rides Melbourne's trains :lol:

In regards to TT, I didn't play when I lived in Sydney, but I think it may be about equal in terms of availabilty. Not quite sure.

All in all, I prefer Melbourne, but then I have spent more time in Melbourne than Sydney so it may bias my thoughts. It would be interesting to hear the thoughts of others. Personally, if I could live anywhere in Australia, it wouldn't be Melbourne or Sydney. It would probably be a country area not prone to flooding or bushfire ;) :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: To All Aussie.....
PostPosted: 26 Mar 2012, 14:56 
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wouldn't want to live in either permanently, but I like visiting melbourne more than sydney.

Perth and Brisbane (BIAS) are better.

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Melbourne has been voted most livable city many times for good reason ...

Just some of the reasons I prefer Melbourne over Sydney include, 1) culturally diverse, best experienced by visiting the numerous eating houses; 2) extensive transportation system, read: Melbourne has trams; 3) plenty to do at night, something I had trouble doing in Sydney because it seemed to close down after 5.30 pm; 4) arts focused, if you don't believe me then you haven't seen the legal graffiti in some of the laneways of Melbourne; 5) sports focused, it seems Melbourne hosts more sporting events than the rest of the country combined; and 6) parks and gardens, I recommend chasing possums in the Fitzroy Gardens at 2 am.

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 Post subject: Re: To All Aussie.....
PostPosted: 26 Mar 2012, 15:17 
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SuperHappyFunSlider wrote:
wouldn't want to live in either permanently, but I like visiting melbourne more than sydney.

Perth and Brisbane (BIAS) are better.


Never lived in either city, but have visited both, and they both have their pluses. Loved Brisbane's river ferry-taxi, but requires you to live/park near to a "port". Perth is just easy to get around and has some wonderful features like Kings Park and its wineries. Both of them suffer from being too hot for my liking at times though (more than either Sydney or Melbourne do). The best thing about Brisbane besides Southbank and the ferries was that its close to the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. Melbourne still does it for public transport and ease of navigation overall though I think. I like Adelaide over them all for this though I think. Adelaide has a lot going for it except it seems to shut down early and on weekends.

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 Post subject: Re: To All Aussie.....
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Wow, thank you for all the responses. I am quite amazed that you can be offered drugs in public transport system. Yeah, I think there are lots of things to see in Australia, besides those two cities.


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 Post subject: Re: To All Aussie.....
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RebornTTEvnglist wrote:
I like Adelaide over them all for this though I think. Adelaide has a lot going for it except it seems to shut down early and on weekends.

Not any more... it's all changed now in the metropolitan areas.

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 Post subject: Re: To All Aussie.....
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They are both terrible places to live and dumps like all big cities. From a tourist perspective Sydney being in a naturally more beautiful area, 10 times, 100 times better looking than Melbourne. That's simply the best one to visit to _see_ things. Sydney's beaches are world class, the botanic gardens are quite a lot better than Melbourne's there's rivers lakes and and water everywhere it just looks way better as a whole.

Melbourne is a darker place more European and more quirky and probably has the better shops and restaurants and certainly a better place for a table tennis player to live since it has that kind of oddball vibe. Sydney is too cool for table tennis players, if you are leaving the city the mountainous forests around Melbourne are better than the mountains around Sydney. But the city itself, no comparison Sydney is the _much_ better looking place. best city to live in? neither, both cities have far too many dodgy people per acre. Hobart or Adelaide just on the fact of being smaller and more quiet are much better for living in. Brisbane for some reason gives me feelings of being a dump also :P.

All in all like Reb mentioned the best place for living is no where near a city or even a large town, if you can withstand the lack of money that's where you need to be

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 Post subject: Re: To All Aussie.....
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here's the rating by locals in today's paper...

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/sydney-nsw/sydney-darwin-still-the-pits-in-annual-list-of-australias-most-liveable-cities/story-e6freuzi-1226310242708

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 Post subject: Re: To All Aussie.....
PostPosted: 26 Mar 2012, 20:31 
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RebornTTEvnglist wrote:
I must say Sydney's public transport is the only one I was ever offered to buy drugs on, and I've been on it much less than Melbourne. Mind you the drug dealer was a lot more friendly than some of the trash that rides Melbourne's trains :lol: :


You should visit Amsterdam :rofl:

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 Post subject: Re: To All Aussie.....
PostPosted: 26 Mar 2012, 23:20 
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There's really only 2 things that keep me in Melbourne. One of them is table tennis! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: To All Aussie.....
PostPosted: 27 Mar 2012, 07:08 
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Lived in Melbourne for a few years.Amazingly nice city centre,great public transport but Perth is better.

Check this Perth video out,the blonde girl is miss uni.....

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 Post subject: Re: To All Aussie.....
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ROLF, that's hilarious! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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ROLF, that's hilarious! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Yeah...nah!

Not like anywhere else.

Makes me wanna go there (nah ... yeah!) :?:

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 Post subject: Re: To All Aussie.....
PostPosted: 27 Mar 2012, 18:26 
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The only thing wrong with Perth is its 4000km from Melbourne :lol:

Then again maybe thats whats good about it! :rofl:

Actually there is one other thing odd with Perth. Its International airport is a tin shed :lol:

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