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Guys, any advise on what is good to buy in OZ?

 

Fish oil I already got it cheap cheap from GNC USA liao.

Crumpler? I heard not cheap.

 

What else?

 

Go to Queen Victoria Market in the city. Is like a huge pasar malam. Shop until you drop. Things there quite cheap. Also quite accessible via train/tram. I bought bags and souvenirs there on my last trip.

 

But IIRC, is closed on Mondays and Wednesdays. Most other days open till until after lunch only, so have to go in morning.

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Crown casino to swanston street quite far right? The tram ticket are not cheap too..... Ppl that go Aussie and stay for a few years will appreciate our train fares [laugh]

 

Not far la. Can walk.

 

And where got expensive? You buy $30+ weekly pass can take all the tram rides you want for the week. Singapore where got such thing?

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I found that go vroomvroomvroom to rent from budget is cheaper than going to budget directly.... As some bro here recommended, I got myself a Ford XR6 at AUD326 for 6 days....

 

 

last time I also book XR6, in the end no car replace with Holden <_<

 

did you take up the full insurance ?

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Crumpler confirm not cheap!

 

Home brand but more ex than SG....

 

If you have chance to go to their flea market, you might wanna look at their Leather jacket, provided you wear one, it's dirt cheap compare to SG...

 

 

leather jacket? most likely become an elephant [laugh][laugh]

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last time I also book XR6, in the end no car replace with Holden <_<

 

did you take up the full insurance ?

It says Loss Damage Waiver is included.... Is that it?

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It says Loss Damage Waiver is included.... Is that it?

 

 

they have few options, better read and see how comfortable you are, I know it is not cheap if fully covered. Alternative if you have travel insurance, it will cover up to certain amount but not all.

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You may want to try http://www.carrentals.com/. I normally use this web search to get the best deals when I want to visit Australia.

It has a strange system- the price fluctuates from time to time. I will normally book it in advance and if there is a drop in price, I will rebook it and cancel the previous booking without penalty.

 

Give it a try if you are interested.

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they have few options, better read and see how comfortable you are, I know it is not cheap if fully covered. Alternative if you have travel insurance, it will cover up to certain amount but not all.

From what I gather, this LDW will limit my damage up to AUD2750. This can be further reduces to AUD330 by getting Excess Reduction of 20+ a day.... pretty steep.

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Go to Queen Victoria Market in the city. Is like a huge pasar malam. Shop until you drop. Things there quite cheap. Also quite accessible via train/tram. I bought bags and souvenirs there on my last trip.

 

But IIRC, is closed on Mondays and Wednesdays. Most other days open till until after lunch only, so have to go in morning.

 

If you are a coffee drinker and happened to be at Queen Victoria market, drop by this coffeeshop at 101 Therry St. Some ppl say it's the best coffee in Melbourne.

 

somewhere around here: Google Map

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If you are a coffee drinker and happened to be at Queen Victoria market, drop by this coffeeshop at 101 Therry St. Some ppl say it's the best coffee in Melbourne.

 

somewhere around here: Google Map

 

 

i think i had curry chicken in one of the Malaysian restaurant around there [laugh]

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This is my 2nd time going to Melbourne actually.... I was there like 6 years ago. I remember staying at a serviced apartment along Victoria Street, near to RMIT. I remember having a nice vietnamese noodle along the main road...

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Ya man! 1 hour like 8AUD in Mel? And very easy kena summon if you overtime lol....

 

Ride bike there best, can do what ever you wan, no need to pay their "ERP" as well.

 

Anyway TS is not going city if I'm not wrong.

 

 

Yeah, luckily i goggled Wilson parking for their melbourne cbd rates b4 i went and nearly fell off my chair when i saw the rates. Sydney, Brisbane sama sama. [sweatdrop][sweatdrop]

 

All of a sudden, orchard rd parking rates look so cheeeeeep.

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Their police are very strict, TP or Police can catch speedster or what ever funny thing you try to do, becareful of their speed cams, sure activate once u above the speed limit even by 1kph.

 

Careful on the hook turns if there are any as well.

 

Ditto to that.. but only in the state of Victoria.. the allowance is at most 1kmh, and in the sub urbs, the speed limit changes from 1 street to another street, so you have to watch for the speed limit signs rigorously.

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Budget is very popular, cheaper than Avis and Hertz. If need a GPS, cheaper to bring your own Garmin GPS (if you have one) to Australia, because to rent one in Australia is around AUD$10-$20 per day.

 

 

 

http://www.budget.com.au/default.aspx?IATA...t%2Bhire%2Bcars

 

 

 

Watch out for the infamous Hook Turn.

 

Ahh.. this one, uniquely Melbourne.. ^_^

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leather jacket? most likely become an elephant [laugh][laugh]

 

Mine already white elephant, I got it because I rode in Melbourne, now all mold [laugh]

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It says Loss Damage Waiver is included.... Is that it?

 

When you collect the car, ask for the full coverage.

 

When i rent the XR6 with Hertz, for additional AUD20-30 per day, i got the full insurance. In the hertz counter lady's words "If you get into any accident, just call us and we'll send another car to you. You won't need to pay for any excess charges." :D

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Mine already white elephant, I got it because I rode in Melbourne, now all mold [laugh]

 

 

same goes to those hats ........ "YEEEEE HAWWWWWW!" [laugh] [laugh]

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When you collect the car, ask for the full coverage.

 

When i rent the XR6 with Hertz, for additional AUD20-30 per day, i got the full insurance. In the hertz counter lady's words "If you get into any accident, just call us and we'll send another car to you. You won't need to pay for any excess charges." :D

 

 

that is the deal breaker part, the daily insurance can be as much as the daily rental [laugh]

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