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Melbourne is the capital and the most populous city of Victoria which is a state in the South-East of Australia. Melbourne is also the second most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Melbourne is also a metropolitan area with 31 municipalities. The city occupies much of the coastline of Port Philip and spreads into hinterlands towards the Dandenong and Macedon ranges which are Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley. Melbourne has a population approximately of 5,000,000 which covers 19% of the population in Australia. All of the people in Melbourne often referred to as Melburnians.
Melbourne is in the South-Eastern part of mainland Australia. Melbourne has a temperate oceanic climate with warm summers and cool winters. Due to its location situated on the boundary of the hot areas in the inland and cool temperature of Southern Ocean, Melbourne has a changeable weather conditions. The temperature recorded in Melbourne is −2.8 °C on 21st July 1869. The highest temperature recorded in Melbourne city is 46.4 °C on 7th February 2009. Snow is usually seen at the higher area in the outskirts of the city. The average temperature of the sea at Port Melbourne ranges from 14.6 °C in September and 18.8 °C in February.
You can reach Melbourne from Singapore. The main airport in Melbourne is Melbourne Airport. It is also known as Tullamarine Airport. It is the primary airport serving the city of Melbourne. Melbourne Airport is the second busiest airport in Australia after Sydney Airport. It was opened in 1970 to replace the older airport nearby which is Essendon Airport. The Melbourne Airport consists of 4 terminals. One terminal dedicated for international terminal, two terminals for domestic and one budget terminal. The Melbourne Airport also located 23 km from the city centre.
From Singapore, you can take a flight from Singapore Changi Airport to Melbourne Airport. There are many airlines providing flights from Singapore to Melbourne. You can choose to board any airlines available such as Scoot, Qantas, Emirates and Singapore Airlines. All of the airlines providing a direct flight from Singapore to Melbourne. The cheapest airfare is provided by Scoot with the fare of SGD 604. Scoot is a low-cost airline. However, if you want to have a more comfortable flights from Singapore to Melbourne, you can choose Singapore Airlines with the fare of SGD 1,000. The airfare will vary according to your date and time of flying. The flight duration from Singapore Changi Airport to Melbourne Airport will take up to 7 hours and 30 minutes depending on the weather condition at that particular time.
Once you have reached Melbourne Airport, you can choose any mode of transportations available at the Melbourne Airport. To get to the city centre of the central business district (CBD) area, you can choose to take a taxi, buses and shuttles, car rental or even helicopter shuttle. You can take a taxi at the taxi ranks located across the terminal. Melbourne CBD area is approximately 30 minutes from the Melbourne Airport. When you are boarding a taxi, you will be charged with AUD 3.65 approximately SGD 3.60 for the Melbourne Airport access fee. The access fee will be paid by you together with the fare to your destinations.
You can also take a bus to get to the city centre or CBD area. You can choose to take a Skybus or public buses. Skybus is an express bus services that runs every 10 minutes between Melbourne Airport to Melbourne CBD. It is operated daily at a flat rate of AUD 19 (SGD 18). You can locate their service desks at all four terminals. Skybus also provide direct services to St. Kilda, Southbank, Docklands, Frankston and Peninsula. You can also take a public bus to get to the Melbourne CBD. The public bus can be found at the Terminal 4 Ground Transport Hub.
The Yarra is a perennial river in East-central Victoria, Australia. The lower stretches of the river are where are the city of Melbourne. You can spend your time here with family or during your honeymoon. Walk along the river trail, enjoy the scenery there. There are also lots of restaurants that you can visit while you are there. Take a break from walking to try the variety of food available there. Take a stroll in the morning for a fresher and cooler air breeze. It is very refreshing. While, in the evening, the reflection of lights in the river is very mesmerising. While you travel in Melbourne, you should visit here.
You can visit here in Federation Square to see the arts, culture and public events in Melbourne city. It is located near the CBD of Melbourne. It covers an area of 3.2 hectares at the Flinders Street and Swanston Street intersection. It is an amazing place for you to visit to enjoy and relax as there a lot of cultural and group activities held there.
Queen Victoria Market
The Queen Victoria Market is one of the major landmark in Melbourne, Australia. It is a seven hectares and the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere. The Queen Victoria Market is the largest and one of the oldest 19th-century market that still surviving in the city. The Queen Victoria Market is also perfect for a family outing and to shop. There are plenty of groceries stalls that sells variety of items from eggs to organics. If you come to this market on Saturday, there will be a live music performance as well. There is also a wide range of seafood sells in the market. It is absolutely worth visiting when you travel to Melbourne.
The Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens, commonly referred as the Melbourne Zoo and simply as the Zoo among locals, is a zoological park in Melbourne, Australia. It is located within Royal Park in Parkville, approximately 4 kilometres North of the centre of Melbourne. It is the primary zoo serving Melbourne. The zoo contains more than 320 animal species from Australia and around the world and is accessible via Royal Park station on the Upfield railway line. It is also accessible via tram routes 58 and 19, as well as by bicycle on the Capital City Trail. Bicycles are not allowed inside the zoo itself. It is a great place to visit with your family. The staff there are very helpful and happening. The zoo will get very crowded during weekends and school holidays. Plan your journey wisely. Be sure to come as early as possible to avoid long queue.
Fish Mackerel Dumplings
Fish mackerel dumplings is a must try food when you travel to Melbourne. The fresh mackerel fillet is mixed by hand with coriander, ginger and chives into a mousse-textured filling. Then it is wrapped with a very thin dumpling skin. This fish mackerel dumpling is a traditional recipe from the coastal city of Yan Tai in Shandong province. You can get this fish mackerel dumpling at Shandong Mama restaurant.
Mango Sorbet and Black Sesame Desserts
Black sesame tahini is made with black sesame seeds. You can taste the richness of the sesame that gets perfectly complemented by the sweet and tangy mango sorbet. You will definitely love this dessert. You can try this dessert at Din Tai Fung restaurant in Melbourne.
Luna Park, Melbourne is one of the famous amusement park located in Melbourne. It is located on the foreshore of Port Philip Bay in St Kilda. The amusement park is opened on 13 December 1912. It is an amazing place to be for a weekend getaway. You can spend the day and have so much fun here especially with your kids and family. This is the place where everyone will love. It is recommended to get an unlimited rides passes because it will be cheaper rather than paying for each ride. The rides and attractions here are perfectly safe and there are age and height restrictions for certain ride. You will certainly do not want to miss to be here.
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