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Top 5 Reasons to be in Melbourne

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by Madhumita Thakur (subscribe)
Freelance writer & journalist in the fields of lifestyle, technology and entertainment.
Published January 15th 2013
Here's why you should make Melbourne your home
If you are a Melburnian, then you already know about it. But if you are not, then here's a list of top 5 things which make Melbourne much sought after city of Australia and one of the most liveable city in the world.

1. Sporting Mecca

MCG, Rod Laver, F1 Circuit
MCG, Rod Laver, F1 Circuit


Which other city can boast of hosting some of the finest sports tournaments in the world? Be it Australian Open Badminton Championship, Australian Grand Prix Formula One races, Rip Curl Surfing Tournament or even the Melbourne Cup Race Carnival there's enough display of sporting skills and passion to rev up your spirits in this city. There's always a reason to get out of your house and join the sports crazy fanatics of Melbourne and witness renowned sporting professionals showcase their best in various events. The adrenaline rush and the pulsating hearts will ensure that you never have a dull moment all round the year.

2. Food Capital of Australia

Variety of Cuisine
Variety of Cuisine


Name a cuisine which melts on your palate and you will find it in across the length and breadth of this city. From swankiest restaurants to food cafes and lane eating culture everything is in abundance in this city. You will get spoilt for choice with endless options from Thai, Indian, Mediterranean, Greek, Italian, Continental, Chinese, Malaysian, Japanese and other cuisines apart from the omnipresence of your favourite fast food chains.

3. Crown - Best casino in Southern Hemisphere



Crown Entertainment Complex offers galore of fun and frolic activities like movies, dining, gaming, clubbing and much more. It has one of the best casinos in the southern hemisphere so if you haven't tried your luck at playing one of those addictive games then this is your call. However be wise with your money. You could choose to spend your evening over drinks in pubs or shop in the famous brand stores, taste some lip smacking food in the huge food court, catch up on a movie or just walk around this wonderful entertainment complex to spend your day feeling rejuvenated.

4. Nature's Abundance - parks, mountain ranges, beaches

12 Apostles on Great Ocean Road
12 Apostles on Great Ocean Road
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Melbourne is as much a nature's creation as much it is human's. You could choose to have rendezvous with nature in parks, on beaches or amidst mountain ranges to appreciate the fabulous location of this city. Enjoy the scenic drive along the Great Ocean Road and capture the nature's architecture in the form of Apostles or stroll along the shores on the beaches in St. Kilda, soak some sun and green in the famous Botanical Garden or view the majestic Dandenong Ranges to appreciate the nature's love for Melbourne city.

5. Multiculturalism at its best

Multiculturalism
Multiculturalism
Royalty-Free/Corbis


If you are a people's person then there is no better place than Melbourne to unravel the mysticism behind various cultures and languages. The cosmopolitan environment of this place will present you with uncountable opportunities to mingle with diverse population from across the globe and experience multiculturalism like never before. Inhabited by Asians, Indians, English, Greek, Italian, Vietnamese and many others apart from the local crowd, Melbourne city is one of the most attractive place for international and overseas immigrants.
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Why? To experience life in best city of the world
When: All round the Year
Where: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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