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Do,s and donts for melbourne

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Do,s and donts for melbourne

I will be coming in month of may to melbourne its my first visit outside india want to know what can i carry in terms of food item or other daily need . Or thier are restirction on the airport . what all shall i be care full about.


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11. Re: Do,s and donts for melbourne

Rahul, Indian food and Indian groceries are very popular all over Australia. In addition there are many, many people who are vegetarians, including Indians who are vegetarian. There is very little you won't be able to find in Melbourne, one of Australia's most food-obsessed (and I mean that in a good way :-) ) cities.

You will even be able to eat well without having to cook it yourself as there are also lots of vegetarian and Indian vegetarian restaurants.

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12. Re: Do,s and donts for melbourne

Rahul, where are you going to be staying? If you are in central Melbourne, there are many Indian grocery stores and restaurants that will cater to your requirements. Or, you could try some of the other cuisines that Melbourne is famous for. You will have no problems finding something vegetarian and half of the fun of travelling is trying out the different food available.

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13. Re: Do,s and donts for melbourne

Hi Frds,

I will stay near Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia



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14. Re: Do,s and donts for melbourne


These are in central Melbourne,

Happy Grocery

368 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000

ph: (03) 9078 0529

Happy Grocery

254 Latrobe St, Melbourne VIC 3000

ph: (03) 9078 0528

There are also lots of other stores in the suburbs of Melbourne - just do a Google search and you will find them.

I would also suggest that you go to the Victoria Market to get fresh fruit and vegetables. You can catch a tram or just walk. They are much cheaper and fresher than the supermarkets.

There are also a number of good Indian Restaurants in Melbourne that are not too expensive. Two of my favourites are Red Pepper Restaurant on Bourke St and Flora on Flinders St, just opposite the Flinders St Railway Station. My Indian friends recommend these two and when I go there, there are always lots of Indian people eating there which is always a good sign.

Melbourne has a very large Indian population so there will be plenty of other people to ask for advice.

Enjoy you visit to Melbourne and your first trip outside India!

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15. Re: Do,s and donts for melbourne


If you are going to Victoria Market for fresh foods, there is an Asian grocers, Minh Phat in Thierry street near the Delicatessen hall.They have all the Indian spices and some frozen goods there including a wide range of noodles.

Dandenong has a bunch of shops from around the sub-continent including some that specialise in Sweets.

Here's a link. http://www.littleindiadandenong.com/ It's a train journey out there, although I can't see why you would want to go visit a Little India then that's where you come from. You will probably find the prices high in comparison to those at home.



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16. Re: Do,s and donts for melbourne

Hi All ,

Thanks for your support i am in melbourne now .but need more help.

I got a vodaphone pocket wifi .. but its 3gb or 30 days now my issue is .. i want something which will give me atleast free surfing or skype vedio or audio calls free but it is costing me a lot i lost 1 gb in 2 hours while i was on a skype call.

Is thier any better plans in vodaphone can you please suggest or top ups ..

Thanks, in advance

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17. Re: Do,s and donts for melbourne

If you are on a Skype video call for two hours then 1 GB sounds about right.

Yoyu would be better off getting yourself into a free wifi hotspot.

There are plenty of them around the Melbourne CBD - one that springs to mind is the Australia on Collins food court. I think Fed Square also has one. Just Google 'free wifi hotspots in Melbourne'.

I would suggest that you start a new thread with this question. People who know more about these things than I do may not look at this thread.

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18. Re: Do,s and donts for melbourne

Fed squares is darn near useless. Slow and hard to see if you are sitting in th wrong spot. (i've now tried it 1/2 dozen times and the result is the same regardless of time of day)

The one is south bank complex is much more reliable.

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19. Re: Do,s and donts for melbourne

Wifi hotspots:


I have no idea how up to date that list is, or how good/bad the spots are, but you can have a look anyway.

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20. Re: Do,s and donts for melbourne

Have you checked out Lebara? I think you can get unlimited international calls for $49.90 for 30 days.