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Sydney Or Melbourne

Mon Apr 07, 2003 9:09 pm

here we go Aussies .. what's better, Sydney or Melbourne?

Sydney was the first Australian city, but Melbourne holds the history.

My vote? Melbourne, but them i'm a mexican at heart ....





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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Mon Apr 07, 2003 9:12 pm

I kinda like Melbourne for the footy

I think Sydney is a nicer City

I think Canberra is betta still
 
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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Mon Apr 07, 2003 9:20 pm

Not this old chesnut?

OK let us ask the following questions:

Which city is the most beautiful?

Which city is the most ethnically divers?

Which city constantly has it's workers voted the most efficient and productive across a huge spectrum?

Which city has the cleanest *working* harbour in the world?

Which city has the greatest implementation of public transport for a car based city?

Which city is ringed by beautiful national parks?

Which city has the majority of Australia's national Icons?

Which city has the most comprehensive capital works programme for water conservations and the non-polution of waterways in the world?

Which city has been Conde Naste *destination of the year* the most?

Which city held *the best olympics ever*?

I could go on...

Run away Melbourne - there is only *one* city in Australia.

mb

S Y D N E Y

 
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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Mon Apr 07, 2003 9:29 pm

Which city has more clowns per capita than any other ? SYDNEY




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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Mon Apr 07, 2003 9:50 pm

I'll bring you up on one point - ethnic diversity.

A colleague at work from Sydney was comparing it to Melbourne. She said one thing she preferred about Melbourne is overall it is far more mixed than Sydney - you go into most workplaces in Melbourne, and generally they are more mixed according to her.

Another point she made is that in Sydney there tends to be a lot more concentration of ethnic groups in particular areas, whereas it seems to be more spread out in Melbourne. Could be possible I guess, naturally Melbourne has some of this too.

Melbourne does have the largest Greek and Sri Lankan populations outside their home countries.

BTW - according to a study done years back, when your water up in Sydney was infected with who knows what kind of funny bugs, Melbourne actually was rated as having the 6th cleanest water supply in the world. Remember Giardia?

Does Sydney really have the greatest implementation of public transport for a car based city? I've never heard of that claim. In any case, we've got a simpler ticketing system. If you want to play on the who's flashier game - I'm not a gambling man, but well, Crown vs Star City.

We haven't had the Olympics for years (which was very well run I must say up in SYD - still remember leaving on an AN762 VH-RME, and 40 seconds after takeoff off RWY34R, Cathy Freeman won the 400m). But we still have the Grand Prix.

Based on my experiences in both cities, I prefer Melbourne. The cost of living is lower here, the city is better planned, less congested. At the end of the day, these things are more important to me than a building or a body of water - they aren't going to improve my quality of life, unless you want show off bragging rights.

We've survived without a fancy harbour for years. Our airport is one of the easiest to use in the world.

We have more variety here. Food is excellent, and you can never get bored with Melbourne weather. We have lower levels of crime.

Remember that accolade that Melbourne held for years - The world's most liveable city! http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2002/10/04/1033538761412.html. Sydney's down in 8th place - still not bad.

Sydney seems to have the big flashy things that are most apparent to the tourist. Melbourne doesn't have that - we don't need it, we're happy where we are. At the end of the day, once you peel beyond the facade, Melbourne is the place to be  Smile

Regards,

Justin
 
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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Mon Apr 07, 2003 10:00 pm

Justin,

when comparing the olympics . .don't forget 1956  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Mon Apr 07, 2003 10:00 pm

Granted Melbourne is the sporting capital of Australia. Mexicans really enjoy their sport. In fact you would get a crowd in Melbourne for a door opening  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Sydney has the Gay parade, and while there is nothing wrong with being gay ( I heard that on Seinfeld) It is a good example of the difference between the 2

Not that there is a major issue there I just can't imagine a gay parade in Melbourne. Same as I couldn't see 80 000 turn up for a normal football match in Sydney  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

 
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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Mon Apr 07, 2003 10:04 pm

*yawn*

Sydney is the better place to live if you have money..

No two ways about that one.

The better jobs are here. Our employment rate across all sectors shits on the other capital and companies come *here* for foreign investment.

Melbourne had a number of wonderful insititutions that the Kennet government completely ruined.

I love the MET which is no longer or in such a state that new transport is non-existent.

Star City v's Crown? Like any Sydneysider actually goes there? LOL

The weather is better, the environment is better, and the people might be facile to a degree but at least we are not misery guts like Melbournians.

The only good thing to come out of MEL was AN, and that eventually had the best terminal (domestic) at T2.

I don't like Melbourne.. I think it is a dump too.

Brizvegas is much better and a better climate.

Sydney people go *Oh Melbourne*..

mb

Brissy boy from way back.

 
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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Mon Apr 07, 2003 10:08 pm

I have lived in Melbourne and i have lived in Sydney. My Verdict is they are both equally placed on the "You need to leave list"

it's a good place for singles, but families tend to suffer, High housing prices etc.

Canberra was good. Between the 2, cheaper housing although prices have skyrocketed. So much so that we could sell up and move to a nice country town, buy a house outright and still have cash to burn. Not that we would
 Smile/happy/getting dizzy But in a few years, I envisage a move to a little farmlet somewhere out side Canberra. Probably near a small airfield.

can't do that in the big smoke  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Mon Apr 07, 2003 10:17 pm

Well, ADG, I did say we hadn't had it for years  Smile

We must be a little more modest here than up in Sydney. I'm happy here, Mx5_boy's happy there, isn't that great!

Environment is better? That's questionable.

Public Transport? At least our train network is logical. Last time I checked Sydney's network, it looked like a bowl of spaghetti. Oh yeah, that reminds me, we have the Italians here down on good ol Lygon St. We've actually got fresh rolling stock coming onto our network - yet Sydney has some real old bombs running down their lines. Melbourne tickets - simple. One ticket, travel on any mode of transport in that zone.

We certainly are the sporting capital, we've got passion in our bellys!

"The better jobs are here. Our employment rate across all sectors shits on the other capital and companies come *here* for foreign investment."

Hmmn, ABS Data for February 2003

NSW Unemployment Rate: 6.0%
VIC Unemployment Rate: 5.4%

Ahwell, we can't be doing that bad in Melbourne (VIC). I guess, seeing SYD's so great, the rest of NSW must really be stuffed up, dragging those unemployment figures  Smile Most people do live in the main cities!

A happy Melbournian.

Cheers,

Justin
 
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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Tue Apr 08, 2003 10:23 am

Sydney has more tourist attractions agreed. Sydney Harbour is an awesome place to visit. You can take ferries to other locations which is pretty fun. I've only been to Sydney once but i had a great time. Melbourne i've visited way more times and i like it too. As far as living i'd probably take Melbourne over Sydney purely because it's not as crowded and a little cheaper than Sydney. P.S Melbourne is host to Australia's best Airshow- Avalon! How did you aviation enthusiasts forget that one?
 
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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Tue Apr 08, 2003 2:15 pm

Neither.

Sydney still smells of convicts and it always rains in Melbourne.

(thinks - waits for torrent of abuse)
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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Tue Apr 08, 2003 2:18 pm

P.S Melbourne is host to Australia's best Airshow- Avalon! How did you aviation enthusiasts forget that one?

ah non AV Forum  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Phew, did I manage to convince you  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Tue Apr 08, 2003 4:46 pm

Skystar says:

"""We've actually got fresh rolling stock coming onto our network - yet Sydney has some real old bombs running down their lines. Melbourne tickets - simple. One ticket, travel on any mode of transport in that zone."""

Yeah and those rotten old Hitachi's are near new?

I've seen the new trains... Rather cheap and nasty compared to our Milleniums....

http://www.cityrail.info/aboutus/m_train/index.jsp

mb

Loves Sydney but will probably be moving to the Gold Coast soon..! *yay*
 
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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Tue Apr 08, 2003 5:18 pm

Be Craeful, that place is full of Queenslanders  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Howver, Pelican Sands is a nice place to stay for a week. 7th floor, directly on the beach.

Awesome.
 
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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Tue Apr 08, 2003 7:07 pm

I grew up in Queensland.

It's been debated amongst *official circles* if I can stand being around Queenslanders again.

I'll probably just bitch about them..

lol

They are the worst drivers besided Victorians who are the rudest in the country.

mb

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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Tue Apr 08, 2003 9:43 pm

Craeful?

Did someone mention crayfish!

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm






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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Tue Apr 08, 2003 9:53 pm

"I grew up in Queensland."

Well that's the first step in returning - acknowledging your "roots".

Second step is ... (can't think of anything funny when running a temperature so someone else can finish this)
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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Tue Apr 08, 2003 10:16 pm

it always rains in Melbourne.

No, compare to Sydney, our rainfall is lesser. The rainfall in Melbourne are mainly overnight and seldom last for a long time. Sydney, you can experience a long rainfall.

Personally I love Melbourne a lot more than Sydney. Sydney is too overcrowded, and if I live in such a kind of places, why don't I go back to Hong Kong? Moreover, Sydney is dirtier than Melbourne Big grin

Melbourne is really a sport centre of Australia, a lot of international games hold here. However, Sydney is the commercial centre of Australia. If you like to have a life which has a lot of discos, pubs etc, better go Sydney. But if you like sports or gambling, Melbourne is your choice. Remember, the Crown Casino is Melbourne is one of the best and luxury casino is the World.

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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Tue Apr 08, 2003 10:24 pm

"No, compare to Sydney, our rainfall is lesser."

I knew someone would say that. Have you ever heard the saying "There are lies, damn lies, and then there are statistics!"?

Talking about stats I'm finally back into 4th place (at least for the time being). Oh no that might be a cue for Matt D and "that" photo!
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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Wed Apr 09, 2003 12:00 am

Neither...
Australia is just too 'low brow' for my tastes.
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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Wed Apr 09, 2003 12:36 am

Sydney is a bit expensive, IMO. Melbourne is much cheaper, and the city is nice and clean. Just not as spectacular or high brow, that's all.

But then, I'm in Adelaide. Anything is nicer than it is here...
 
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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Wed Apr 09, 2003 12:56 am

My vote goes to Melbourne, specially if you live near the Crown Casino, you can always wake up at 3am and go to the Casino for some gambling. Although Sydney is not bad at all.
 
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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Wed Apr 09, 2003 3:19 am

Sydney for me!! In mid March I made my 8th return trip back to Sydney. I just cant get enough of the place! I have been to Melbourne just twice and did not really care much for it! I think the city of Sydney is the most beautiful city I have ever seen! The beaches are great! The nightlife is the best, and getting around the place could not be easier! Cant wait to be back there in May! I should come down and check out Canberra! I need to actually see the capital of the country I love!!

Cheers!
Brian
 
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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Wed Apr 09, 2003 5:48 am

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Neither...
Australia is just too 'low brow' for my tastes.


*chuckle*
 
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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Wed Apr 09, 2003 9:09 am

If it's nice weather you're after i'd suggest either Perth or Brisbane.
 
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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Wed Apr 09, 2003 9:26 am

Melbourne is too cold... Bbbbrrrr.

As for the rain, yeah we have more rain here in Sydney (than Melbourne) but when it rains it *buckets* down quickly then stops..

I'm getting a bit worried about all the people getting excited about *Crown Casino*...

There is a fiery Szechuan (sp?) restaurant in Little Bourke street that is probably the best in the country. Whenever I am in Melbourne I have to eat there.

*drooling at thought*

There seems to be a larger proportion of *Goths* in Melbourne for some reason??

mb

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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Wed Apr 09, 2003 9:46 am

Canberra in Autumn is definately one of the most colourful cities.
 
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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Wed Apr 09, 2003 9:49 am

I simply cannot go either way on this one. I was actually in MEL for one day yesterday (A330 - yay!) and I must say that although the weather was pretty miserable, the restaurants, theatres and public transport systems in MEL are some of the best I've seen.

However, Sydney house prices may be high - but the very broad range of absolutely everything and of course the finacial opportunities that exist here far outweigh that. Sydney has a very healthy out-doors, harbour lifestyle (One that I but not everbody likes).

So at the end of the day you cannot really say which one is better. We are talking about cities with many millions of people spread out over large areas. Both are economic centers and both have areas of cultural significance not only to Australia but to the world. It's whatever takes your fancy really. Although I'd always been lead to believe that Melbourne was a southern suburb of Sydney?  Big grin

BTW: MEL the sporting capital of Australia?? Well you guys might have that quaint little game you so provincially title 'aussie rules' - but I seem to remember a little something called the 'Australian Institute of Sport' in **Canberra** (One of my most favourite cities in the world.....seriously).

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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Wed Apr 09, 2003 9:57 am

Canberra makes champions  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
But seriously, in Melbourne, if you say there is a sporting competition that involves opening Beer bottles, or painting nails, you'd get a huge crowd turnout  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Wed Apr 09, 2003 6:39 pm

Neither. This parochial two way argument is out of date. Both have good and bad points.

Fly out of Australia and nobody gives two hoots whether you came from Sydney or Melbourne.

Nothing like a reality check every so often.
 
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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Wed Apr 09, 2003 6:49 pm

James,

Your point is? It's just a fun post to have stripey dig at each other.

What is the reality check?

I know stacks of people that *do* care what city you live in and *plenty* of people that have exported themselves to Australia from accross the planet for a better lifestyle - whether that be Sydney, Melbourne or any of our other cities.

And it crosses all ethnicities, lifestyles and wealth.

mb

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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Wed Apr 09, 2003 7:59 pm

OK seeing a reality check is in order.

We don't care what's better to live in, it's friendly competition between a few states. Unlike America, we don't need to attack a country to get a point across


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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Wed Apr 09, 2003 10:10 pm

oh btw, I heard a joke some times ago, it was about Sydney and Melbourne:

The people in Sydney will ask a question when they first met: "How much do you earn?"
The people in Melbourne however will ask "Which uni you are from?"

 Big thumbs up

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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Wed Apr 09, 2003 10:21 pm

Glenn rest assured the same "friendly rivalry" between states takes place in the USA too. People from New York etc make fun of people from California etc. Only they have 50 states so you can imagine the rivalry is probably much greater than over here.
 
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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Thu Apr 10, 2003 10:01 am


Michael, the reality check is that there is a whole lot more to Australia than just Sydney and Melbourne.

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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Thu Apr 10, 2003 10:11 am

gasp there is

well i have heard about some mob in Western Australia, and a lot of noise eminates from South Australia butn I thought it was all rumuors.

I know there is a Queensland, becasue 2 weeks after anything happens in NSW or Victoria, it happens in Queensland.

Except for daylight saving as the cows milk goes off or something like that  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

And they have a poofy football team

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Glenn rest assured the same "friendly rivalry" between states takes place in the USA too. People from New York etc make fun of people from California

Just as long as it is not between the North and the South hey  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Thu Apr 10, 2003 10:34 am

I have heard that there are some *mystical* places called Brisbane and Perth but it's like the yanks reporting on WMD's - *smokey* at best.

Then there is the lost cities of Adelaide and Hobart...

What happened to them?

mb

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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Thu Apr 10, 2003 5:20 pm

You know, nobody ever suggested there *wasn't* more to Australian than Melbourne and Sydney. But as ALL sydneysiders and melbournites will tell you this argument has gone on since the cities were founded.





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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Thu Apr 10, 2003 6:11 pm

...and this is a true reflection of the parochialism that befits many of the citizens of each city!
 
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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Thu Apr 10, 2003 8:29 pm

... and the whining of others  Laugh out loud



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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Thu Apr 10, 2003 9:21 pm

My turn...

Earlier in the year my friend and I went to Sydney for 2 days. Once we explored the domestic terminal we thought we'd give the international terminal a looksy. So down we went to the train station. We asked the guy if we could travel from the Domsetic to the International and then got to the Central Station.
"Nah mate you cant do that"
"Why not, according to your train network map we can?"
"You need to buy seperate tickets.....you see this isnt like Melb where you have zone 1/2/3....its different here"
"(no shit)"
So we spent about half an hour with the dude trying to figure out why we could not stop over at the International and then continue to Central. We finally gave up on the International terminal
"So how much is it gonna cost us to get to Central?"
"10 bucks"
"You're F#@$ing kidding right?....well what about a concession ticket?"
"You need to be a Sydney student"
"Were Melbourne students, whats the difference?"
"You need to have a special sticker on your ID card to get concession"


So we ended up paying the 10 dollars to travel thru 3 stations. After we arrived at Central several minutes later, we inserted our tickets into the machine-operated-doors (?) and .......it sucked our ticket in. So much for Sydney public transport, you travel thru 3 stations for a total of 15 mins, and then you have your absurdly expensive $10 ticket taken off you. You now need to buy a new ticket...

Whereas in Melbourne, you pay somewhere around $1 or $2 and can travel thru approx a third of the city for 2 hours on any train/bus/tram.

Sydney transport sucks. Full Stop. Nothing beats good 'ole Melbourne's transport system.

YEAH !!!  Big grin

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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Thu Apr 10, 2003 11:08 pm

I chose to come to Melbourne from Hong Kong 2 years ago, because i believe i can get a better education here then Sydney, I am in Melbourne University now.
 
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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Fri Apr 11, 2003 9:09 am

i can get a better education here then Sydney, I am in Melbourne University now.

LOL oooookay! Well, speaking as an ex-student of Sydney University I could not disagree more. My education at SU has opened doors for me. Not to say that a Mel Uni education could'nt, but Sydney is by far the more prestigious institution. Big grin

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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Fri Apr 11, 2003 11:02 am

Bartiniman,

Your experience is not indicative of Sydney public transport.

*yes* the airport line cost is a joke, but it was built by the private sector who own the stations - most of what your paying is an access fee for use of these privately owned stations.

A Red Travelpass weekly is $27.00 and lets me use ALL trains, busses and ferries within a 10km radius. (with the exception of JETCAT and AIRPORT line services)

Ick and Melbourne trains are slow slow slow...

mb
 
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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Fri Apr 11, 2003 11:30 am

Melbourne scares me. You don't know if your on a free road or not  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Thiose electric camera's get you before you know it. Next thing, you get a $6 ticket for driving a few miles.

I know, the same happens in Sydney but at least I can understand it there  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Fri Apr 11, 2003 12:00 pm

"Don't know don't care...hows that..." Disney's The Emporer's New Groove  Laugh out loud



NO, I guess Sydney cause they got the olympics...must be better than Melborne if they get eh Olympics..only elite cities are awarded to host the games you know...Like ATLANTA!!!!  Big thumbs up

Where were you Melborne???? HUH... I don't here you talking about your Olympics!  Laugh out loud

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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Fri Apr 11, 2003 1:19 pm

Hahah,

I was leaving this thread alone, but
We got the OLYMPICS FIRST!!!

1956 my friend!

Ahh when it comes to Sydney public transport, espcially the trains, I think Melbourne wins when it comes to SAFETY! I'd rather have my trains drive a tad slower if it means they don't crash.

As for the tolling system - there are signs you know! It's not cheap if you have an eTag (infrequent users can have a Day/Weekend pass, eg. $8 all you can drive for the weekend), but I have to say it's very efficient. You never stop at toll booths, so you don't waste time - the traffic keeps moving.

Cheers,

Justin
 
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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Fri Apr 11, 2003 5:28 pm

Mr MX - my State Transit Red travel pass costs $30 so I don't know where in Sydney you get your discounted card from? Care to tell me where I can get mine for $27?

ADG - there you go again, confusing whining for merely making an observation. Tsk tsk  Smile

And to Qantasforever with the Sydney Uni having more "prestige" comment. Where? In Australia? Has anyone outside Australia ever heard of Sydney Uni? What kind of reputation does Sydney Uni have overseas?

Ask the non Aus A.net users whether they know of such an esteemed institution.

Moreover, just because the university might be one of Australia's oldest, doesn't mean it is necessarily any better than other, younger institutions. Older universities are very good at 'trading' on their name and the public perception of how good they are (or should that be misconception?), rather than actually caring about the quality of their teaching or resources.
 
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RE: Sydney Or Melbourne

Fri Apr 11, 2003 7:10 pm

well, I don't like the transport system in Sydney, it's so differcult to understand, I mean the bus network. You can hardly find which bus you should catch if you don't know the bus network well enough, even in the CBD got the same problem. I've been to Sydney 3 times and I can only take train and ferry. Moreover, it's really so EXPENSIVE to travel in Sydney compare with Melbourne.

However the best thing is that Sydney airport got the train network covered, which does not happen in Melbourne..oh well...

For the education, I proudly support my Monash University, I love it so much, I just hate the buildings in Clayton, it's awkful...

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