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Originally Posted by dg626 View Post

If you are planning on checking out the Great Barrier Reef, I highly recommend you do this from Cairns. The reef can be accessed from other places in QLD such as Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, etc. However, having previously lived in North Queensland (and in a rival city: Townsville), I feel Cairns offers the best value as you not only can you can visit the reef, but you can also check out the Daintree Rainforest, Atherton/Tabllands. It's quite amazing as you have the reef on one side, and a beautiful rainforest on other. You can take a scenic train up through rainforest up to a small town called Kuranda, and then come back to Cairns via Cable Cars, or vice versa (this is a day trip). In the cable cars, there are stations which you can stop at on the way, and at these places you can learn about forest, walk around and check out scenry and wildlife. Makes for a great day out!

Other things do include visiting Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Park if you are interested in learning about the Australian Indigenous Culture. One of the cool things is learning how to throw a boomerang. You can tour rain forest in army ducks, hot air balloon rides, visit Port Douglas, etc.

One last thing, Cairns does have an international and domestic airport; going back to Sydney will be no problem.  If you only have one day to spend in North QLD, in my opinion, it doesn't matter too much as to whether you go to Townsville or Cairns. Snorkelling can be arranged, if not you can take a tour on a glass bottom boat or semi-sumbarine (this is a lot better!)

 



http://www.cairns.com.au/images/uploadedfiles/editorial/pictures/2010/01/02/train.gif (Train)
https://plus.google.com/+SkyrailRainforestCableway/photos?hl=en (Sky Rail, I don't think the pictures do it justice).

If you want more info, feel free to PM. I live in Brisbane (QLD) now, which is in South Queensland, and can offer advice if you are planning to visit this region as well. 

Thanks for the info. My son actually mentioned learning to throw a boomerang and I mentioned that he should learn to play and didgeridoo and learn about the aborigine. I will need to study a map and try to plan according to region given the limited time. I think we will mostly suggest what we would like to do and it will be planned out for us. It could be very interesting as it may be all planned out for us and we just have to show up. Thanks again.
post #28802 of 53395
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Just had a tremor ....no wifi connection

Earthquake Information (Earthquake Information)
Issued at 20:57 JST 26 Mar 2013
Occurred at (JST) Latitude
(degree) Longitude
(degree) Depth Magnitude Region Name
20:55 JST 26 Mar 2013 35.9N 141.0E 10 km 4.6 Ibaraki-ken Oki


This earthquake poses no tsunami risk.

 

How long did the tremors last?

post #28803 of 53395
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Has the guy on the bottom left got a lapel pin or did a cherry blossom petal fall on his suit at just the right place?

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http://www.theage.com.au/business/-2gs8f.html


Outback outfitter R.M.Williams, owned by former News Ltd chief Ken Cowley, is believed to be up for sale and could fetch a price of up to $100 million as several local and international fashion brands circle the famous Australian label.
post #28805 of 53395
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Originally Posted by smeggett View Post

On another note, thanks for the advice offered here apropos. I ended up purchasing myself a Zenith Captain Chrono watch in stainless with a silver face and gold hands. And I'm mighty impressed with it - it's a beautiful watch offering wonderful symmetry (when compared with the Captain Windsor series of watches).

I'm not a fan of the JLC reverso series I saw, so that made the decision somewhat simpler, although there was an IWC Da Vinci perpetual calendar from about 1990 on offer at a second hand dealer in Lt Collins St which tickled my fancy for a small while thinking about the intricacies of the movement, but the styiling was dated enough to rule it out of contention.

Nice choice, got some pics?
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Outback outfitter R.M.Williams, owned by former News Ltd chief Ken Cowley, is believed to be up for sale and could fetch a price of up to $100 million as several local and international fashion brands circle the famous Australian label.

I read the they were selling as they had no one to pass the business on to? I hope it stays local
post #28806 of 53395
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Has the guy on the bottom left got a lapel pin or did a cherry blossom petal fall on his suit at just the right place?

Probably a lapel pin - they're pretty popular in Japan, either as a sartorial accessory (generally for young men in very skinny suits) or as pins for a company or association, so as to show loyalty to or membership of the organisation.

fxh - I hope that you are having a great time in Japan. You arrived just at the right time, as the cherry blossoms only started blooming in Tokyo a few days ago.
post #28807 of 53395
Counting down till the weekend....


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Herringbone Sydney
Cottonwork
Henry Carter Burgundy Grenadine
Meermin MTO
Random Square from Japan
post #28808 of 53395
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Originally Posted by aussiejake View Post

Any recommendations from the Melbourne/Victorian boys for a quality tailor for jeans and suit pants without breaking the budget? East/south-east suburbs if possible.

 

Would like jeans slimmed calf down and hemmed and suit pants slimmed throughout the leg.

Any help with this guys?

post #28809 of 53395
Charles Nahkle button-down in Monti pinpont oxford...





Commissioning this shirt reminds me why it's good to have a close working relationship with your tailor.

Couldn't make it down to see him, so I quizzed him over the phone about appropriate fabrics (oxford, sky blue stripes on white). Knowing me well, he picked this one as a fabric I'd probably like. Received the shirt in the mail today.

Love it!
post #28810 of 53395
Bettina Liano's recent swipe at Melbourne's shopping culture was the result of her embattled business rather than ''exorbitant'' rents, an agent says.

CBRE associate director Max Cookes confirmed that Ms Liano was evicted from her Melbourne store, but said the premises was leased within a week of her departure for a substantially higher rent.

''We had to change the locks on the boutique at 269 Little Collins Street and put up a notice of re-entry as the tenant was very far behind in their rent,'' Mr Cookes said.

The action prompted Ms Liano, a well-known fashion designer, to retort store rents were too high and the CBD was like a ghost town.
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Ms Liano, who has just opened her first international store in New York, said high rents were emptying Melbourne's fashion lanes of everything but ''tumbleweeds''.

Ms Liano has reportedly turned her back on Melbourne for the Big Apple where rents are more affordable and there are ''actual people'' shopping.

But Mr Cookes said there was a lot of interest in Liano's old store. Little Collins Street houses fashion brands such as Scanlan & Theodore, Jigsaw and Spencer & Rutherford. All have recently renewed their leases

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/business/property/renewed-lease-best-answer-to-liano-gibes-20130326-2gs47.html#ixzz2Oh4ryoLe
post #28811 of 53395
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Originally Posted by aussiejake View Post

Any help with this guys?

I usually use Chronixc Fix on Greville Street, Prahran. Not a tailor though, an alterations place.
post #28812 of 53395
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Originally Posted by Pink Socks View Post


I usually use Chronixc Fix on Greville Street, Prahran. Not a tailor though, an alterations place.


Good results/quality? Remember any pricing?

post #28813 of 53395
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

http://www.theage.com.au/business/-2gs8f.html


Outback outfitter R.M.Williams, owned by former News Ltd chief Ken Cowley, is believed to be up for sale and could fetch a price of up to $100 million as several local and international fashion brands circle the famous Australian label.
Speaking of RMs, does anyone here have a suggestion for a pair that are more or less waterproof, e.g. storm welt, rubber sole? Would like to support the Aussies where I can...

Edit: I should add I've looked at the Henly but I'd prefer something with a regular chisel toe or narrow toes rather than the wide toes - they look a bit too bulbous IMO.

Perhaps a better question to ask is if anyone who has experience with MTO knows if you can add a storm welt as a MTO element on, say, a Craftsman...
Edited by Prince of Paisley - 3/26/13 at 5:27pm
post #28814 of 53395
PSA: There is 20% off at TM Lewin at the moment if anyone wants to pick up a Mac for the rainier weather. Pretty good deal at $285 delivered I think (MJ Bale's, which looks identical, is $500...).
post #28815 of 53395
I wish RMs weren't so ubiquitous among the hipsters of Melbourne, even in summer!... I dread to see what the winter will bring.
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