H&M arrives in Melbourne

H&M arrives in Melbourne

H&M arrives in Melbourne ! The global superstore opened to much fanfare yesterday and was greeted by thousands of Melbournians eager to check out this new shopping experience. A typical queue wait time – for most of the day – to get into the massive store was around 3 hours ! I do love shopping but personally, I think I shall wait for the buzz to settle down a bit and avoid the queues ! Located in the historic Melbourne GPO (General Post Office) building, this  iconic Swedish retailer is the latest in a growing list of new overseas stores to hit Aussie shores like Zara, Topshop, Muji and GAP just to name a few. I have been to H&M during overseas holidays and I reckon it is a nice addition to the department store landscape in Melbourne. It will be very interesting to see how the other big boys like Myer and David Jones react. Hopefully, it’ll just mean more BARGAINS for Melbourne shoppers !...
Moomba Festival 2014 – A 60th anniversary celebration

Moomba Festival 2014 – A 60th anniversary celebration

The major events in Melbourne just keeps on coming !! White Night the week before and RAAF Centenary Airshow just last weekend. Now this week … It’s Moomba Festival time ! The Moomba Festival runs over the Labour Day long weekend (Mar 7th to 10th) and is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year ! Dubbed the “festival for the people”, it truly is an iconic and unique Melbourne event. Situated along the Yarra river on the southern edge of the CBD, the festival has something for everyone. There are lots of rides, food, art displays, performances, etc to cater for all ages. The major events are: The classic Moomba Parade down the streets of Melbourne. It is so huge it is telecast LIVE on free TV ! The world reknowned Moomba Masters Championships where the best waterskiers and wakeboarders compete all through the festival Ashton family circus (Australia’s oldest circus) will be headlining the kids zone  again this year The famous Birdman Rally where competitors launch themselves off a platform in hilarious costumes & ridiculous contraptions in a bid to see who can fly the furthest. Most result in spectacular crashes into the river! The Moomba Pro Skateboard, BMX and Scooter championships Fireworks display every night ! So head on down to Birramung Marr by the Yarra river and join in the festivities ! See you there !P.S. And don’t forget there’s the Australian F1 Grand Prix being held next week from Thurs-Sun too. More on that to come …...

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