View of Melbourne from Vue Du Monde


The Railto Tower in Melbourne, I think, still is the tallest commercial building – in the Southern Hemisphere – Australia has a lot of structures with superlatives – in the Southern Hemisphere. There was an observation deck but this was converted to a restaurant in 2009 – Vue du Monde. If you want a fancy place for a swanky dinner in Melbourne, this has to be a top choice. The other claim to fame was that some years ago, 2 suavely dressed men went to the small outdoor observation balcony, ordered some cocktails, had a quick drink, then took off their clothes James Bond style and jumped off with parachutes. I don’t think they have been found and I am sure they are known legends in the BASE jumping community. I believe they have since installed window barriers to prevent this from happening.

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Manpuku Ramen, Kingsford, Sydney


There was an article recently about David Chang’s favourite ramen places in Sydney:’s-best-ramen/

It’s a shame he did not include Manpuku in Kingsford. When we are not in the mood for pho, we go straight to this ramen place. It’s been fortnightly lately.
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