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CBD brings the perfect lifestyle

CBD brings the perfect lifestyle

By Sunny Liu Having lived in the CBD for the past two years, recent RMIT University graduate Cindy Wang said her lifestyle had changed dramatically since making the city change. Ms Wang came from China to study a Masters of Media and Communications at RMIT University in 2016 and was surprised at how inconvenient it

Lady Potter loves her CBD home

By Sunny Liu The CBD is home to Lady Primrose Potter AC, renowned Australian philanthropist and widow of businessman Sir Ian Potter.  Sir and Lady Potter bought their Spring St apartment back in 1982, when they grew tired of their high-maintenance Toorak house. “We were overseas a great deal. We were probably out of the

The CBD is too good to leave

By Sunny Liu Having been living in the CBD for the past 10 years, New Zealander Katy Turbitt said she had witnessed many changes in this high-rise village.  Ms Turbitt said over the 10 years of being a CBD resident, she had noticed the vast city-bound migration among aspiring urban dwellers and the increased availability

Melbourne’s student spirit 

By Chelsea Cucinotta Meet 22-year-old student Jane Lee, whose studies brought her all the way from Singapore to the Melbourne CBD back in 2015.  Jane made the move when she was 19, and said “it was a no-brainer when the University of Melbourne accepted me for the Bachelor of Arts degree”. Since studying history and

The face of the CBD

Being a 28-year-old Chinese Australian with three tertiary degrees, CBD resident Wendy Liu could very well be the face of Melbourne’s CBD. The latest census shows 38.4 per cent of Melbourne CBD residents have Chinese ancestry. The median age in the CBD is 26 and 57.8 per cent of residents are tertiary educated (read the

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

Hope for a better life

By Sunny Liu It is not always easy for an 18-year-old to find a job to support themselves, especially if they are a foreign student who has just been in Australia for five months.  Xue Li was desperate to get onto her feet when she arrived in Melbourne from her hometown Zhengzhou, a highly-industrialised Chinese

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