Friday, August 29, 2014

Melbourne Day 2014

Happy 179th birthday Melbourne ! Yes, it’s Melbourne Day again.


First a little bit of history …


Melbourne was founded on 30 August 1835 by settlers who sailed from Tasmania aboard the schooner Enterprize. They landed on the north bank of the Yarra River and established the first permanent settlement, close to where the Immigration Museum at the Old Customs House stands and the place today known as Enterprize Park.


This year, there’s a full program of activities with the main feature – an all-ages free concert at Federation Square from noon including free birthday cake and candy floss to boot!


There’s also ..


  • a spectacular Docklands regatta where a flotilla of private and commercial vessels will fill Victoria Harbour

  • an Urban Explorer tour around town

  • a flag-raising ceremony at Enterprize Park by our Lord Mayor and other VIPs

  • discounted entry for the Aquarium, Eureka Skydeck, Melbourne Star, etc

  • special offers at a number of participating restaurants, pubs & cafes

For details on this special day, visit the official Melbourne Day website.


So, head down to Melbourne City tomorrow and enjoy the festivities !


 


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Ed: This post was originally posted at the Melbourne Ahoy website - Melbourne Day 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Best Comic Book Store in The World is in Melbourne!

I am very pleased to announce that Melbourne’s very own All Star Comics has been voted best Comic Book Store in the World!

This is yet another accolade that shows what a great place Melbourne is and another reason why Melbourne is the world’s most liveable city.

To read more about this fantastic win and why I feel that All Star Comics truly deserves the Eisner Award, check out my new blog post the Melbourne Ahoy website - Best Comic Book Store in The World is in Melbourne!


Friday, July 4, 2014

FIFA World Cup in Australia




With the FIFA World Cup 2014 in full swing, this is a good time for a blog post about what the FIFA World Cup means to Australia and Melbourne.

King for a Day (or a few weeks to be exact)

With the indigenous Aussie Rules or AFL the dominant spectator sport in Melbourne, football (also called soccer locally) normally takes a back seat in terms of media coverage. Which is really odd as football is by far the sport with the highest participation numbers. Somehow, it doesn’t translate to spectators on ground.

However, every four years when the FIFA World Cup swings around, football steps into the limelight and leads the sports news ....

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To continue reading, please visit the full blog post at the Melbourne Ahoy website - FIFA World Cup in Australia
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