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Postby vbelle » Tue, 23 Jun 2009 3:52 pm

Vaucluse wrote::lol: Typical of Melbournians to always try to 'prove' how they are better than Sydney :lol:

I stopped reading after:
- Nicer people. Sydney people can be rude!


so i heard too...thats when you lost the battle:D

PS: personally...i dont find melbourne people more friendly..queenslander do though...

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Postby TommyD » Tue, 23 Jun 2009 4:31 pm

Nath21 wrote:More baiting I found this nice!

Enjoy you ticks, cockroaches and friut fly northern neighbours!

Melbourne better than Sydney

- Better and cheaper food
- Nicer people. Sydney people can be rude!
- Has an arts and entertainment culture (Sydney doesn't!!!)
- We host the International Melbourne Comedy Festival, Grand Prix, Moomba and various other festivals
- Our CBD is easier to navigate
- We have trams and not lightrail
- We have Australia's SECOND best university - the University of Melbourne, ranked 22 in the world! (NOW BEFORE ANYONE DISPUTES THIS, PLEASE REFER http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Melbourne) Link below.
- People come down to Melbourne to shop
- We hosted the World Swimming Championships
- AFL comes from Melbourne - much better than that NRL crap
- Our Lord Mayor is John So. Everyone knows that he rocks!
- Sydney is the most polluted capital city in Australia! (Source: "What's good for you")
- Own experience with people with anger management problems coming from Sydney
- Melbourne has better drivers - Sydney drivers have anger management issues (generally, Sydney people are just angry, see above - people who SLAM audit files in rooms and books on desks in an office environment, isn't that right?)
- Traffic is better in Melbourne
- Melbourne has more markets for getting fresh fruit, produce and other cool stuff. There's Queen Victoria, Preston, Prahran, South Melbourne and many more!
- Melbourne is grid layout, north east south west. Sydney is a nauseating rollercoaster.
- Fashionable, friendly. funky, fun, vibe, bars, parks, basically how ugly is George St? How beautiful is Collins St?Adds to our AWESOME nightlife
- We don't have ugly beach riots like Cronulla!
- We also have the national champion football (Melbourne Victory) club... and the countries greatest high school, aptly named, Melbourne High School (also not forgetting MacRob for the girls)
- Better architecture rather than relying on the Harbour and Opera House for everything!
- We have the biggest shopping complex in the southern hemisphere - Chaddy!
- Crown Casino kicks Star City's ass!
- Cheaper booze
- FASHION!
- We have the Eureka Tower - tallest residential building in the world!
- Oscar winner Cate Blanchett comes from Melbourne! (and MLC)
- Public transport is so much damn cheaper!
- We have the Aus Open and Kooyong Classic, which kicks Adidas international tournament's ass :P
- Worst coffee ever in Sydney
- Melbourne doesn't have a stupid monorail!
- More expensive accommodation in Sydney and property in general
- Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival time, not to mention the Melbourne Cup!
- MCG is a much better stadium than SCG
- Well endowed men - note I am ONLY putting up your suggestions so feel free to argue this one with me
- Really great bars
- Monopoly Board which features Melbourne
- Melbourne also has the tallest office building in australia - depending on who you believe - either 120 Collins, Rialto or 101 Collins - they are all taller than any buildings in Sydney
- 7 out of the top 10 Aussie companies have their HQ in Melbourne....BHP, Telstra, ANZ Coles Myer, NAB, FOSTERS
- Melbourne had the first ever cricket test match
- Bigger agricultural show
- The Melbourne Cup and really awesome Spring Carnival
- Bigger Fashion Festivals (Melbourne International)
- Melbourne hosted the first sitting of parliament, before Canberra was established
- Melbourne also has the best fire-twirlers in Aust
melbourne is the sporting capital, all the best sporting people from around the world come to our city
- We were the capital city of Australia before Canberra... They've never been and never will be!
- We hosted the Olympic Games first... They can never take that away from us hahaha
- People go to Sydney to visit, but to Melbourne to Live
- Sydney was designed by criminals, Melbourne by Engineers and Architects
- Melbourne, along with Vancouver, the world's most livable city.
- We have distinctive seasons in Melbourne and get to wear layers.
- Melbourne didn't produce Lara Bingle - so where the bloody hell is she now?
- Tollgates on freeways

Sum up - People go to Sydney to visit but to Melbourne to Live


Main problem with Melbourne is the people are lazy, they spend all their time writing reeeeeeeaaaaaally long posts on chat forums instead of working. :P

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Postby Vaucluse » Tue, 23 Jun 2009 8:20 pm

sierra2469alpha wrote:
As they have said for years, the only good thing to come out of Melbourne is the Hume Highway :P


:) Well said, indeed, mate
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Postby Vaucluse » Tue, 23 Jun 2009 8:22 pm

vbelle wrote:
Vaucluse wrote::lol: Typical of Melbournians to always try to 'prove' how they are better than Sydney :lol:

I stopped reading after:
- Nicer people. Sydney people can be rude!


so i heard too...thats when you lost the battle:D

PS: personally...i dont find melbourne people more friendly..queenslander do though...


I do like you, Vbelle! :)
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Postby vbelle » Wed, 24 Jun 2009 9:12 am

likewise here :D

darn...i really miss sydney....

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Postby Yaleryn » Thu, 01 Oct 2009 8:57 pm

I guess this thread has been dead for very long but still wanna thank you guys for the advice. Anyways, am going to USyd for mar 2010 intake. hope to see any of u there!

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Postby taxico » Thu, 01 Oct 2009 9:06 pm

Yaleryn wrote:I guess this thread has been dead for very long but still wanna thank you guys for the advice. Anyways, am going to USyd for mar 2010 intake. hope to see any of u there!


since you went ahead despite being warned (by me anyway), i hope you'll enjoy your stay and being heckled at. or worse.

i must comment that your thread's subject is an oxymoron and pray you don't return, after a few semesters, speaking like a wannabe australian.
Aut viam ad caelum inveniam aut faciam

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Postby TommyD » Fri, 02 Oct 2009 7:45 am

ya mums an oxymoron, maaaaaaaaaaate.

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Postby Nath21 » Tue, 06 Oct 2009 4:55 pm

I found this:

2008 THES-QS Top World 200 Ranking Times Higher Education Supplement University Rankings

UNIVERSITY 2008 (2007)
ANU 16 (16)
Uni of Sydney 37 (31)
Uni of Melbourne 38 (27)
UQ 43 (33)
UNSW 45 (44)
Monash U 47 (43)
UWA 83 (64)
Uni of Adelaide 106 (62)
Macquarie U 182 (168)
RMIT 206 (200)
Uni of Wollongong 207 (199)
QUT 212 (195)

I chose Deakin University Geelong even though I got into Monash because I wanted to surf. Unfortunately Universities in Australia are not ranked on surfing experiences but if they did it woukld be:

1. Deakin Geelong;
2. University of Wollongong
3. University of WA.

I had the time of my life there. I often talk with my friends about if I could relive my youth would it be London (during the boom times) or back to University. Both were a lot of fun.


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