Melbourne: City

More often than not, we tire ourselves out during trips. Because we try to cover as much as possible, as far as possible. In Melbourne, one of the things that made me happy was just walking around the city area – stopping at times to browse Queen Victoria Market, sip some hot chocolate, shop at the shopping malls, try my luck at the casino… If you only have a few days to spare in Melbourne, I really think you should spend them in the city and soak in their version of urban life.

Spotted KPMG along Collins Street 🙂 I spotted KPMG in Milan and Perth too. And get a warm fuzzy feeling every time! haha.

Graffiti is everywhere is Melbourne. Call Me Madam was spotted in one of the alleys near the hotel we were staying at. It is one of the rare black/white ones we saw. Our hotel was 20 minutes walk from the CBD – good at the start of the day because we get to see how the locals live as we walk to and fro the stretch everyday 🙂 and bad because it can sometimes be a drag especially at the end of the day and you are carrying stuff 😦

St Kilda, at least a 30 minutes bus ride from the CBD. St Kilda struck me as really Australia the moment I stepped into the area with its pier…


and beach. At sunset, penguins may appear near the waterways, I heard.

Colorful graffiti near the stretch of cafes selling Acland Cakes.

Reflection. Reflection. Reflection. Love this picture I took at Eureka Skydeck 🙂 Time for reflection. Hmmm…

Federation Square from another angle, from the tallest building in Melbourne.

Crown Entertainment Centre. Like MBS in Singapore. Except I don’t need to pay $100 to play in the casino :p

Outdoor performance – fire was coming from the pillars along the river for 5 minutes. Gave us some warmth as we walked in the cool night back to CBD to take a bus home.

Graffeti in one of the alleys in the main shopping area of Myer and Davidson. Like a runway!

Seeing the sun set in the city. How about that? 🙂

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