My First Day in Melbourne

February 16th, 2009   •   8 comments   

After a pretty uneventful flight from Singapore to Melbourne – save for the need to switch seats at the inflight entertainment wasn’t working in my original place – I finally touched down in this beautiful city in the state of Victoria commencing my life as a student. What’s on the news was pretty much the raging bush fires and their aftermath in terms of loss of life and livelihoods for many Australians. Thankfully, the effects weren’t that severe here save for a slight haze and a parched and brown appearance throughout the city.

Here’s some photos of my first day in Melbourne.

I am staying at the Graduate House of the University of Melbourne, which is a pretty decent place with adequate facilities for most of my needs. Food is great and its interesting to meet people from various nationalities around the world.
Here’s a view of the study area in my room, which is beginning to look messy…

My wardrobe complete with clothes on the hanger. Pretty adequate I must say.

And of course, the bathroom, which comes with basic amenities like hot water, a nice sink and adequate shelving for my personal items.

This is one of the historic looking buildings (I think its the 1888 Building) at the University of Melbourne campus itself. I’ll be walking through my campus for banking purposes and will try to put up more shots if I can.

Finally, some happy street musicians at Lygon Street, who earned a few dollars for their efforts in busking.

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  1. eve+line
    posted on Feb 17, 2009 at 1:27 AM

    Great to see Lygon Street still maintaining its charm. I’m sure you’ll be exploring Melbourne even more. Check out the independent bookstores (ahem *Polyester*). I’ll be in Melbourne in May… looking forward to it myself!

  2. posted on Feb 16, 2009 at 11:29 PM

    Looks like a good start to your endeavours in Melbourne.

    I was attracted to the happy street musicians because I caught sight of a double bass!

  3. posted on Feb 17, 2009 at 12:50 AM

    Hi Walter, the apartment looks clean and functional. Will look forward to reliving my days of being a student vicariously thru your blog. 🙂

  4. posted on Feb 17, 2009 at 1:48 AM

    It’s been a while since I left Melbourne, and everything’s like how I remember it. Enjoy your time there, Walter! (I know I would!)

  5. posted on Feb 17, 2009 at 2:31 AM

    clear blue skies to start off your educational journey man..I’m sure it will be a blast for you..all the best man!!

  6. imp
    posted on Feb 17, 2009 at 2:43 AM

    good start! all the best and i’m looking forward to reading all about your experiences!

  7. posted on Feb 17, 2009 at 5:17 AM

    Good times 🙂

  8. posted on Feb 17, 2009 at 4:03 PM

    My wife and I have very fond memory of Melbourne. If we visit again this year, sure we will give you a call 🙂

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