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The word on the street

The word on the street

By Chloe Strahan After 15 years of teaching English as a second language overseas, Bruce Matthews has settled back down in Melbourne to continue this work locally. It takes a lot of patience to teach English as a second language, but Bruce says that he is good at what he does. “I work six days

Living the downtown life

Having moved into the CBD just four months ago from South Yarra, Priyanka Bhadauria loves her new life as a CBD local.  The city, with the lush green of Flagstaff Gardens, to the calming waters of the Yarra, to some of the best historic and urban architecture anywhere, the CBD neighborhood has it all, she

Loving where she lives

You’ve got to love people who love where they live – like the CBD’s Rhyll Dorrington who is smitten by her west-end location. Manhattan might have its acclaimed SoHo district but, according to Rhyll, nothing beats Melbourne’s SoBo enclave (South of Bourke)! She bought her apartment on the corner of Collins and Spencer streets in

Dr James is ready to serve our city

James Khong has experienced many things during his 73 years, but one of the things he is most enthusiastic about is living in Melbourne’s CBD. Dr Khong has lived at the Queen Victoria Centre for the past decade and has just opened a new medical clinic in nearby Lonsdale St. But don’t be fooled into

Alan Findlater loves living in the CBD

The big Scotsman has tried the ‘burbs – Blackrock and Elwood – but they don’t come close to what the centre of town offers. As a former resident of Edinburgh, he appreciates the notion of a compact, pedestrian-based city. “I’ve always liked the idea of walking and avoiding commuting,” he said. “Living here you can

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