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The CBD through Juan’s eyes

The CBD through Juan’s eyes

By David Amaya Since his arrival in Melbourne, Juan Bohada has always been fascinated by everything he sees in the CBD.  The mix of cultures, languages, faces and colours inspired him to grab his camera and capture the essence of this dynamic city. Mr Bohada became a CBD local two years ago when he started

Home away from home

By Sunny Liu David Amaya came from Columbia to the Melbourne CBD two years ago as a tourist and is now a long-term “CBD local”.  “When you first come to a new city, you are a tourist. You only start living after you get over all the tourist attractions,” he said. Becoming a “local” in

City ambassador

Melanie Ashe said she was surprised by the rich sense of community when she moved to the CBD nine years ago.  After many years living in the suburbs, Ms Ashe was not expecting to make friends so quickly in the CBD. “Everyone seems to know each other around here, and that was a huge surprise.

Little Miss Melbourne spreads positivity in the CBD 

By Melissa Chung CBD resident, business owner and lifestyle blogger Sarah Harrison supports local businesses and hopes that the CBD community can live harmoniously together.  Sarah moved to Melbourne from Perth in 2010, spending most of her time living in the CBD. She also spent time living with her friends in Flemington when she first

There’s no place like home

By Khiara Elliott Although he is an extensive traveller, Matthew Taylor always comes back to the CBD. Born here in Melbourne, Mr Taylor took his first major trip on his first birthday when he and his family moved to Saudi Arabia for his father’s engineering job. It was four years later when Mr Taylor and

Suited to life in the CBD

Although 24-year-old international affairs client liaison manager Briar Lloyd is used to working side by side with some of the world’s most major cities, her love for ours is quite possibly the strongest. Migrating from New Zealand in 2010 for her studies, Ms Lloyd completed a Bachelor of Arts, Media and Communications and Politics and

A representative of the newcomers

By Sunny Liu For Hong-Kong native Wing Lau, Melbourne is a country town.  Ms Lau is just one of the many Chinese international students taking over Melbourne’s CBD.  She came to Melbourne in 2012 and has been studying at Monash University since. Born in a prominent family in Hong Kong and the daughter of a

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