Student recommendations for Melbourne

Yupei Chen's top 10 recommendations of what to do and eat and where to go

1. Place to buy Chinese groceries:

Hometown Chinese Supermarket (on Elizabeth St.), clean and well-organized environment, friendly staff and everything you need for daily cooking.

老友记(伊丽莎白街上),购物环境干净整洁,员工很友好,满足日常做饭所需。

2. Shopping centre:

Melbourne Central, not only a good place to go shopping, but also a good place to go sightseeing.

墨尔本中心商场,不仅适合购物,而且也算是一个景点。

DFO. The nearest one to CBD is at southwharf. Things are always on sale.

DFO,离市区最近的一家是在southwharf,常年打折。

3. Restaurant or café in Melbourne:

Chez Dre. About 20 minutes by tram from UniMelb, a great place to spend a few hours having breakfast and chatting with friends. Breakfast, cakes, coffee and baguette are great!

Chez Dre。从墨大坐电车大约20分钟,适合和好友一起吃早餐聊天。各种早餐、蛋糕、咖啡、法棍三明治,棒棒哒!

4. On the weekend I like going to:

Watch a movie at IMAX cinema at Melbourne Museum.

在墨尔本博物馆看场IMAX电影。

Lie on the lawn in the Carton Gardens, reading and daydreaming.

在卡尔顿花园草坪上躺着看书、做白日梦。

5. New food I have tried in Australia:

Dumplings made with kangaroo meat! (You can also find other interesting mixture of Chinese cuisine and Australian animals at Portland Hotel – James Squire Brewhouse.)

袋鼠肉馅的饺子!(在Portland Hotel – James Squire Brewhouse还能吃到各种融入澳洲动物元素的中式菜肴。)

Salmon baguette. Yum yum.

三文鱼法棍三明治。好吃,好吃。

6. Best thing about the University of Melbourne campus:

The south lawn is my favourite. It is a good place to have lunch, chat with friends, enjoy the sunshine and watch birds walk around.

南草坪是我的最爱。和朋友一起聊天吃午饭,晒着太阳,看各种鸟走来走去,再惬意不过了。

7. Favourite holiday place I have been to in Australia:

Philip Island. You can watch little penguins and wild koalas and spend some relaxing hours on the beach. A good place to go for weekend.

菲利普岛。可以看小企鹅、野生考拉,在沙滩上享受休闲时光。适合周末出游。

8. Best place to buy lunch or coffee on campus:

Carte, because they have delicious crepes!

Carte,他们家的可丽饼很好吃!

9. Accommodation for students:

YMCA college square can be a good choice. They offer different types of furnished apartment within walking distance from Parkville campus.

YMCA college square还不错。提供各种不同房型有家具的学生公寓,离Parkville主校区步行距离。

10. Useful websites (in Chinese or English) for finding out what events/new shops/restaurants are opening/ happening in Melbourne:

Things to Do in Victoria

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra website, Melbourne Recital Centre website, Arts Centre Melbourne website (if you are interested in classical music.) (如果你喜欢古典乐的话。)

Qianjin Zhang's top 10 of what to see, eat and do in Melbourne

1. Place to buy Chinese groceries:

I like Hometown on Elizabeth Street where you can buy different kinds of Chinese food for a good price. Also, there are many Korean and Japanese stores and restaurants.

常去的中国超市:我喜欢在伊丽莎白街上的老友记亚洲超市,在那里不仅可以买到各种价格合适的中国食物,还有很多韩国和日本美食。

2. Shopping centre:

I prefer to go shopping in the CBD area. There are Melbourne Central, Emporium, David Jones and Myer. These four main shopping malls are connected together providing thousands of brands and products.

购物中心:我比较喜欢在CBD逛街。这里有Melbourne Cenral, Emporium, David Jones and Myer。这些购物中心都连在一起,有上千种品牌供你挑选。

3. Restaurant or café in Melbourne:

As for restaurant, I like Asian food and my favourite Chinese restaurant is Tasty China on the Little Lonsdale Street offering delicious Sichuan cuisine and Hunan cuisine for an appropriate price.

墨尔本的饭店或咖啡馆: 我比较喜欢亚洲美食,我最喜欢的中国餐馆是Little Lonsdale街上的味道中国,主要提供美味的川菜和湘菜,价格也很合适。

4. On the weekend I like going to:

On the weekends I like to go to the beach with my friends. I really like St. Kilda Beach. It's very beautiful and you can even see the little penguins at nightfall.

周末喜欢去的地方:在周末我喜欢跟朋友一起去海边沙滩。我非常喜欢St. Kilda海滩,景色很美丽,而且在傍晚还可以看到归巢的小企鹅。

5. New food you've tried in Australia:

Kangaroo meat.

在澳大利亚尝试过的新食物:袋鼠肉

6. Best thing about the University of Melbourne campus:

There are many good places provided for you to study and relax. I like Union House most where you can buy delicious food or heat your bento and have lunch with your friends.

最喜欢墨尔本大学校园里的:学校里有很多很棒的地方提供给大家学习和休息。我最喜欢Union House,在这里可以买到各种美食,还可以热便当,然后跟朋友一起享用午餐。

7. Favourite holiday place I have been to in Australia:

In the short one year, you should not miss the beautiful sceneries in Australia. I like the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns most. You can dive under water, see the beautiful coral and take a close encounter with different kinds of fish.

澳大利亚最棒的假期旅游胜地:在短暂的一年里,你绝不能错过澳大利亚美丽的自然风光。我最喜欢凯恩斯的大堡礁,你可以通过潜水看到美丽的珊瑚礁并且与各种鱼儿近距离接触。

8. Best place to buy lunch or coffee on campus:

On campus, I recommend two cafés: House of Cards near Old Metallurgy and Seven Seeds near Law Building.

校园里最喜欢的咖啡馆或者餐厅:我推荐两家在校园里的咖啡馆,一家是靠近Old Metallurgy的纸牌屋咖啡,另一家是位于法学院大楼的Seven Seeds。

9. Accommodation for students:

I am living in Carlton, which is a suburb near the city and university campus. There are many student accommodations in this area and you can easily get the information and make an application through their websites. I recommend College Square on Lygon Street .

学生住宿:我现在住在距离学校较近的Carlton。这个区域内有很过学生公寓,你可以通过它们的官方网站获取相关信息并进行申请。我推荐位于Lygon街上的 College Square。

10. Useful websites (in Chinese or English) for finding out what events/new shops/restaurants are opening/ happening in Melbourne:

I have added some Wechat public accounts like 墨尔本微生活,墨尔本吃饭吧, which will delivery many useful information.

有用的网址或信息平台:我加了好几个微信公共账号:墨尔本微生活,墨尔本吃饭吧,这些账号每天都会推送很多有意思有用的信息。

Zan Zihao's top recommendations for Melbourne

1. Place to buy Chinese groceries:

A Chinese supermarket located on the 2nd floor of QV. The full range of daily groceries and reasonable price will surely impress you.

位于QV二层的一家中国超市,货物供应齐全,价格公道。

2. Shopping centre:

Big W and Woolworths in the QV underground, the "Australian Wal-Mart". You can also buy kitchenware and groceries in Big W with the unbelievable price (find the orange label with "smart value"). Woolworths is a food market.

在QV地下广场的 Big W 和 Woolworth,这是一家澳洲本地的连锁超市,基本属于垄断级别。所有的厨具和百货都都可以在Big W以极低的价格买到(有的商品会带有橘黄色的Smart Value标签,这就是你要找的实惠货)。Woolworth则主要是卖食品的。

3. Restaurant or café in Melbourne:

Try Brunetti's (Café and dessert) and Italian food on Lygon street. Chinese food can be found everywhere in the city.

可以到Lygon街(墨尔本最有名的意大利美食街)上去尝尝Brunetti's的咖啡和甜点,以及法拉利餐厅的意大利面。中国餐厅在墨尔本随处可见,有一家叫蜀什么的是比较正宗的川菜,当然价格也相对高。

4. On the weekend I like going to:

You should enjoy the oceanic scenery around the Great Ocean Road if you got a vehicle (never book it with travel agency), or take a bath in the hot spring of Mornington, or go swimming at Brighton Beach. Simply staying at home and reading would be a wonderful choice as well.

你可以自驾去大洋路观看沿岸风景,也可以去Mornington泡温泉,还可以去Brighton 沙滩晒太阳、游泳。简单地待在家里看书也是很好地享受。

5. New food you've tried in Australia:

I'm quite discreet in trying new food, so I can't really make any suggestions about this, but I heard that crocodile and kangaroo meat are worth trying.

我对没吃过的食物比较谨慎所以可能无法在这方面给你太多建议。不过我听说鳄鱼肉和袋鼠肉可以尝一尝。

6. Best thing about the University of Melbourne campus:

If you are a big fan of typical traditional British architectures, like Hogwarts, you would never regret being here. 如果你是典型传统英式建筑的粉丝,那墨大校园是你最不会后悔来的地方。

If you were a big fan of coffee and dessert, Melbourne campus would always bring you surprise. 如果你是咖啡和甜点的粉丝,那么墨大校园总能给你带来惊喜。

7. Favourite holiday place I have been to in Australia:

I haven't started my travel yet, but I plan to go Brisbane, Carins, Adelaide, etc.

我还没有开始旅行,不过计划去布里斯班,凯恩斯和阿德莱德。

8. Best place to buy lunch or coffee on campus:

At Union house you can feed yourself until you're full. Coffee, as I mentioned above, can be found everywhere. I strongly recommend you to order flat white coffee, which is the specialty in Melbourne.

好吧,Union house是一个你仅仅可以填饱肚子的地方(如果你坚持要在学校吃午餐的话)。不过咖啡倒是校园里随处可见,都很好喝。强烈推荐点flat white, 这是墨尔本才有的特产。

9. Accommodation for students:

Three choices: colleges, student apartments and private real estates. It depends on your budget and living requirements. Colleges are typically Australian student dormitories that are very native and expensive (I have never been before); Student apartments are mostly run by private companies and located near the campus, like Unilodge and College Square, with acceptable price and very good living environment (except the incredibly small single bed); Private real estates vary from regions and facilities. You will need time and luck to find a proper one.

有三种住宿选择:college,学生公寓和私家住房,可根据自身预算和住宿条件需求决定。College就是澳洲的大学学生宿舍,基本是当地人,非常贵;学生公寓一般是在学校附近由公司运营的,比较知名的又Unilodge和College Square,价格适中(相对于当地物价,如果跟国内比那还是非常贵),安全,住宿条件还不错;私家住房就看脸了。

10. Useful websites (in Chinese or English) for finding out what events/new shops/restaurants are opening/ happening in Melbourne:

Sina Weibo: 猫本在线,墨尔本微生活,今日墨尔本租房。

最好还是加一下墨大QQ群。

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