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rocker
18-08-2006, 01:03 AM
hi fellow msians,

i am planning to migrate to australia soon. which city is the best? i suppose plenty of job opportunities & have a large msians community are 2 important criterias, among others.

but i suppose when i am old & retiring, i will still likely return to msia.

:)

PeterHng
18-08-2006, 01:07 AM
Perth is a lovely city. But to hv lots of Malaysians (& asian) it's got to be Melbourne. I'm not sure abt job opportunities tho.. But I still prefer Perth..

fletch8
18-08-2006, 09:02 AM
With many states shrinking i would seriously look at Queensland and esp. Brisbane, good work oppertunities and established communities esp Malaysian Chinese and Indian. :)

CS Chua
18-08-2006, 09:58 AM
It is either Perth or Melbourne to me. But it also depends on the kind of job you do. If it is finance and corporate type, then Sydney is better for career reason.

yvc
18-08-2006, 10:23 AM
hi fellow msians,

i am planning to migrate to australia soon. which city is the best? i suppose plenty of job opportunities & have a large msians community are 2 important criterias, among others.

but i suppose when i am old & retiring, i will still likely return to msia.

:)

>>> It would be either Perth or Melbourne.....

Melbourne more happening lah and easy to find asean stuff. more opportunity, more crime, more traffic, more races (not only asians but dutch, italian, middle east etc), funny traffic rules, harsh wheather (something like NZealand)...if u plan to work there, make sure you check out their new labour rullings (employers nowadays have more power than the employees)......Good Luck

fRaNkY
18-08-2006, 10:32 AM
I like the weather in Brisbane. Not so cold and have a small community of asian there (the last time I was there). Gold Coast, Sea World and some other parks also there :D

CoryFan
18-08-2006, 05:24 PM
try this 2 websites.

www.careerone.com.au

www.mycareer.com.au

mimosa
18-08-2006, 05:28 PM
A friend who just migrated to Perth says property prices have sky-rocketed and he was lucky to be able to purchase a house earlier.

Anybody know how the property prices in Perth compare to the other major cities in Australia?

CoryFan
18-08-2006, 05:33 PM
try

www.domain.com.au

www.realestate.com.au

is true that the house price here had skyrocket at the previous few years but seem to be stable now and some city are even experience some decrease in price (but still consider high before the skyrocket though)

Cheers :p

ericchan
18-08-2006, 05:46 PM
According to relatives Sydney is the costliest city and Perth is the cheapest for Australian standards..If using RM anywhere in Oz will make you a pauper overnite...unless you are going to earn big ozzie bucks to spend.

edwardyap
18-08-2006, 06:36 PM
How is it that you have decided to migrate to a country where you haven't done any research as to where the best place for you would be??? :confused:

tupai
18-08-2006, 07:00 PM
hahahahhaha....good one here...we even have postings from foreigners who reversed emigrated to msia to retire lah...and new emigrants to ozland going in blur blur...hahahahah..I am going to follow the northern star.
Sawadeekup.

Yang Akan beachbummin' di krabi lato tupai

p/s Goonda-Goondy is a good retirement town. SLow, easy paced and got no traffic jam..only 3 or 4 streets...its located maybe 200km north of Dubra or is it Dubro?

Raikonen
18-08-2006, 08:40 PM
Perth is a bit too laid back and slow paced..good for retirees but definately not for young career minded ppl...Stay there for fews year and had enough. Should try Melbourne.

Sentinel
19-08-2006, 10:29 AM
Darwin got durians almost close to D24 variety lah......

Melbourne would be my take if you want to migrate there and semi-retire. If you are still young and career-minded, then Sydney and brisbane.

If you want lots of Malaysians around you, why migrate? Subang Jaya should be okay, no? :D

rocker
20-08-2006, 07:18 AM
hi peterhng,

yes i agree. melb has alot of msians, just like sydney. similar for job opportunities. perth has lesser people so less msians. but most east msians may like there cause i heard alot of east msians there. perth now also have many job opportunities but its more quiet than sydney. good for family life though. but perth now is officially the 2nd most expensive city in oz, in term of real market value.


Perth is a lovely city. But to hv lots of Malaysians (& asian) it's got to be Melbourne. I'm not sure abt job opportunities tho.. But I still prefer Perth..

rocker
20-08-2006, 07:29 AM
hi fletch8,

i get mix signal abt brisbane. i have a friend who just return from brisbane to melb saying lesser jobs there and even fewer msians there. may i know what sorts of jobs available there? tourism industry prob?


With many states shrinking i would seriously look at Queensland and esp. Brisbane, good work oppertunities and established communities esp Malaysian Chinese and Indian. :)

rocker
20-08-2006, 07:34 AM
hi yvc,

yes i totally agree with u. yr facts are very accurate man!
thks.


>>> It would be either Perth or Melbourne.....

Melbourne more happening lah and easy to find asean stuff. more opportunity, more crime, more traffic, more races (not only asians but dutch, italian, middle east etc), funny traffic rules, harsh wheather (something like NZealand)...if u plan to work there, make sure you check out their new labour rullings (employers nowadays have more power than the employees)......Good Luck

rocker
20-08-2006, 07:52 AM
hi cschua,

seems u r in thailand, eh? thailand people are very friendly esp towards malaysians and its also a beautiful country esp the beaches. makes me feel wana to retire there 1 day! what u think? good choice? what abt for engineering jobs in oz, wonder u have any idea?
thks.


It is either Perth or Melbourne to me. But it also depends on the kind of job you do. If it is finance and corporate type, then Sydney is better for career reason.

rocker
20-08-2006, 08:03 AM
hiyah franky,

yah surfer paradise is really a fun place. can u imagine even the parking attendants wearing string bikini and walk around the town shinning their sexy bodies! it even makes u dont mind to get a parking samman from them! ;)



I like the weather in Brisbane. Not so cold and have a small community of asian there (the last time I was there). Gold Coast, Sea World and some other parks also there :D

rocker
20-08-2006, 08:09 AM
thanks....................


try this 2 websites.

www.careerone.com.au

www.mycareer.com.au

rocker
20-08-2006, 08:11 AM
officially 2nd most expensive now in oz, after sydney.


A friend who just migrated to Perth says property prices have sky-rocketed and he was lucky to be able to purchase a house earlier.

Anybody know how the property prices in Perth compare to the other major cities in Australia?

rocker
20-08-2006, 08:14 AM
yes, a plate of fried rice cost A$8! but if u eat at home, the cost is abt the same as kl, assuming you dont convert lah afterall if u work there u earn A$ mah.



According to relatives Sydney is the costliest city and Perth is the cheapest for Australian standards..If using RM anywhere in Oz will make you a pauper overnite...unless you are going to earn big ozzie bucks to spend.

rocker
20-08-2006, 08:16 AM
alamak why u think i post this question here lah? doing reseach here lah, eheeheh..


How is it that you have decided to migrate to a country where you haven't done any research as to where the best place for you would be??? :confused:

rocker
20-08-2006, 08:19 AM
goondy goonda may be a good retirement town but lets just hope u r not as goondy goodu as some1 here.....ahahaahahahah...


hahahahhaha....good one here...we even have postings from foreigners who reversed emigrated to msia to retire lah...and new emigrants to ozland going in blur blur...hahahahah..I am going to follow the northern star.
Sawadeekup.

Yang Akan beachbummin' di krabi lato tupai

p/s Goonda-Goondy is a good retirement town. SLow, easy paced and got no traffic jam..only 3 or 4 streets...its located maybe 200km north of Dubra or is it Dubro?

rocker
20-08-2006, 08:21 AM
hi raikonnen,

i fully concur. studied my high school in perth too but uni is in sydney. perth abit too quiet for me but its a nice place for family i suppose.

gday.


Perth is a bit too laid back and slow paced..good for retirees but definately not for young career minded ppl...Stay there for fews year and had enough. Should try Melbourne.

rocker
20-08-2006, 08:23 AM
are u from usj?


Darwin got durians almost close to D24 variety lah......

Melbourne would be my take if you want to migrate there and semi-retire. If you are still young and career-minded, then Sydney and brisbane.

If you want lots of Malaysians around you, why migrate? Subang Jaya should be okay, no? :D

Sugarfree
20-08-2006, 10:04 AM
(edited)...yah, surfer paradise is really a fun place. can u imagine even the parking attendants wearing string bikini, parading their shining, sexy bodies! it even makes u dont mind to get a parking samman from them! ;)
ya.i don't mind getting...ermm..slapped (wink wink) with a "samman" by them at all. the eye candy more than makes up for it! :D

Sugarfree
20-08-2006, 10:12 AM
hahahahhaha....good one here...we even have postings from foreigners who reversed emigrated to msia to retire lah...and new emigrants to ozland going in blur blur...hahahahah..I am going to follow the northern star.Sawadeekup.
To go to where the "northern star" is, eh? My advice, go there now to enjoy all the excitement the place has to offer and then some. After retiring, you may not have the..urmm..energy! :p

SawadeekUP! :p

CS Chua
20-08-2006, 10:30 AM
hi cschua,

seems u r in thailand, eh? thailand people are very friendly esp towards malaysians and its also a beautiful country esp the beaches. makes me feel wana to retire there 1 day! what u think? good choice? what abt for engineering jobs in oz, wonder u have any idea?
thks.
The Thais are very friendly but what is behind the smile is more important. They can be nasty too so never take things for granted. The main advantage of living here is the lower cost of living and the "upgraded" status of an expatriate. And of course their culture of friendliness is displayed through the way they provide services. Even at Tesco, Carrefour etc, after paying at the counter, the counter girl will politely thank you everytime. You do not get this kind of service in Malaysia.

As between Perth and Melbourne, my affinity is with Melbourne because most of my friends are there. But Melbourne is cold and thus bad for retirement. Perth is warmer during winter. Perth has more Singaporeans and thus their property price is rather strong. The shorter distance between Singapore and Perth is their main attraction.

But Melbourne provides more in terms of jobs, leisure (they have skiing only one hour from Melbourne!), and probably quality of living. It has consistently been in the top 3 cities for living worldwide. That says something, isn't it?

AllUrban
20-08-2006, 01:12 PM
I personally would choose melbourne...Ive heard that it is a beautiful garden city and it has received many awards for urban planning....

also, it is very similar to my home city (Toronto, Canada), right down to the grid roads, cultural diversity, and trams :p

The weather is generally better than Toronto...not as humid in the summer and none of that heat and pollution from the south that toronto has to face every summer....winters are probably warmer

Methinks Ill go and visit Melbourne next year during their winter :)

Cheers, m

rocker
20-08-2006, 04:34 PM
funny u said that...i have seen another 2 msians who mentioned same thing as u ie thai smile is not to be taken for granted...these 2 msians guys also live & work in thailand like u...seems like quite many msian guys go thailand to work eh? do u have many msians in yr area where u live in thailand? what abt gangsters there? i heard they have guns & very fierce? u not scared?

but i like thai culture...u see their king....extremely humble & caring for its people & the people respect him in return....how many kings in asia get this kind of relationship with its subjects. thai girls are also 1 of the most beautiful in the world too..pity their economic so lag behind & their politics so corrupted..

what u said abt melb & perth also true..u seems to know oz well but how come u never migrate there but chose thailand? i suppose u have yr own business there? few months back 1 sporean guy was killed by a taiwanese guy in thailand, they both worked there, u heard it?



The Thais are very friendly but what is behind the smile is more important. They can be nasty too so never take things for granted. The main advantage of living here is the lower cost of living and the "upgraded" status of an expatriate. And of course their culture of friendliness is displayed through the way they provide services. Even at Tesco, Carrefour etc, after paying at the counter, the counter girl will politely thank you everytime. You do not get this kind of service in Malaysia.

As between Perth and Melbourne, my affinity is with Melbourne because most of my friends are there. But Melbourne is cold and thus bad for retirement. Perth is warmer during winter. Perth has more Singaporeans and thus their property price is rather strong. The shorter distance between Singapore and Perth is their main attraction.

But Melbourne provides more in terms of jobs, leisure (they have skiing only one hour from Melbourne!), and probably quality of living. It has consistently been in the top 3 cities for living worldwide. That says something, isn't it?

rocker
20-08-2006, 05:00 PM
ahahah...u the 1st person who said something nice abt melb weather..i am sure they will really welcome u there....

i personally like melb cause they seems more friendly than sydney ppl...



I personally would choose melbourne...Ive heard that it is a beautiful garden city and it has received many awards for urban planning....

also, it is very similar to my home city (Toronto, Canada), right down to the grid roads, cultural diversity, and trams :p

The weather is generally better than Toronto...not as humid in the summer and none of that heat and pollution from the south that toronto has to face every summer....winters are probably warmer

Methinks Ill go and visit Melbourne next year during their winter :)

Cheers, m

sirgalahad2010
21-08-2006, 10:20 AM
Have u considered Adelaide? Small, compact and friendly. Good education and medical facilities and emerging IT and biotech sectors.

But the winters? Bummer. :(

Ditto
21-08-2006, 11:40 AM
Darwin got durians almost close to D24 variety lah......

? :D

Darwin got durian? Used to stay in Darwin for quite sometime, dont think there was any local durian there. Once, I saw an unattractive frozen durian from Thailand in woolies, its price was abt A$50
Darwin is just a very small town with not much excitement, things are more expensive there as most things g=have to be transported from down south. The only good thing is Darwin is very much nearer to Asai...3 & 1/2 flight , u reach Singapore..though no direct flight from KL :(

rocker
21-08-2006, 06:47 PM
most of the infor i get from ppl is that adelaide is very laid back compare to melb or sydney, like a retirement village. but adelaide seems better than perth. but i have heard that adelaide ppl tends to be friendlier too.


Have u considered Adelaide? Small, compact and friendly. Good education and medical facilities and emerging IT and biotech sectors.

But the winters? Bummer. :(

mimosa
25-09-2006, 04:31 PM
How are the property prices in Adelaide?

StonTemplePilot
13-01-2010, 11:06 AM
Any forumers who has the latest pulse on the housing prices in Perth? Am looking at options to move overseas right now...Thanks a million

Jey
13-01-2010, 11:13 AM
Best is to go for a short vacation there and check out yourself first hand. If possible that is. My take is, anywhere between 250k AUD to 400k AUD depending on your choice.

Naka
13-01-2010, 11:49 AM
Any forumers who has the latest pulse on the housing prices in Perth? Am looking at options to move overseas right now...Thanks a million

Perth is now the most expensive city to live in Australia.

Prices depend on the number of rooms, suburb and what school your kids want to go to.

Have a look here for a start.

http://www.realestate.com.au/realestate/wa/perth/houses

The best is to Google & have an idea of the prices

Fabe18
13-01-2010, 11:52 AM
I think that is partially due to the mining boom not far from Perth...

Naka
13-01-2010, 11:53 AM
I think that is partially due to the mining boom not far from Perth...

You are 100% right...everything is sooooo expensive.

Tong
13-01-2010, 02:52 PM
p/s Goonda-Goondy is a good retirement town. SLow, easy paced and got no traffic jam..only 3 or 4 streets...its located maybe 200km north of Dubra or is it Dubro?

Hahahahaha ... Its Goondiwindi North of Dubbo and its middle of nowhere I went there once and it was closed!! but don't tell the Goondiwindiites :D :D or is it Goonies???

Brisbane is great modern city great weather ... easy distance from Gold & Sunshine coasts but like most places in Aus houses are expensive. some asian communities in Inala/Goodna areas

currymee
13-01-2010, 02:53 PM
Perth is now the most expensive city to live in Australia.

Prices depend on the number of rooms, suburb and what school your kids want to go to.

Have a look here for a start.

http://www.realestate.com.au/realestate/wa/perth/houses

The best is to Google & have an idea of the prices

Must be all the ex-Malaysians and Pak Lah's relatives buying up properties and opening nasi kandar shops in Perth - spoil the market liow !!! :D

Naka
13-01-2010, 02:58 PM
Must be all the ex-Malaysians and Pak Lah's relatives buying up properties and opening nasi kandar shops in Perth - spoil the market liow !!! :D

There are a lot of richer groups than your groups around...ex-Malaysians?..hahaha....even mainland Chinese are better off.

firefox
13-01-2010, 03:05 PM
Ppl who migrate are the quiet ones they just pack and go where ever that country permits.

Sentinel
13-01-2010, 03:21 PM
Buy a post office or two in a good location in Australia with a guaranteed return on investment of at least 10%, get a PR status and life will be good anywhere in Australia... open choice! Cheap and good wines and puff a cigar every sunset... why worry if others are better off, live a good life is for individual, not in comparison with the Joneses!

jan tomaswaki
13-01-2010, 03:37 PM
! Cheap and good wines and puff a cigar every sunset... why worry if others are better off, live a good life is for individual, not in comparison with the Joneses!
I agree with you,but.....sometimes it's abit lonely.....m'sian get use to pasar malam,pirate dvd's,wet market,mat rempit's,dirty coffeeshops.....

jimmyay
13-01-2010, 05:21 PM
Perth is now the most expensive city to live in Australia.

Prices depend on the number of rooms, suburb and what school your kids want to go to.

Have a look here for a start.

http://www.realestate.com.au/realestate/wa/perth/houses

The best is to Google & have an idea of the prices

The salary in Perth is equivalent to Sydney too.