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Brisbane River Fire!!!!

WHEN THE CITY IS ON FIRE!!! If you come study in Brisbane there is this one thing you cannot miss, The Sunsuper River Fire. Every last Saturday of September, a magnificent fireworks run through the entire city, from the Story Bridge all the way to the artificial beach in…

Enjoy Holiday in Noosa!

Sometimes we would just have some conversations about our lives in Brisbane with friends or family. When you come up with Brisbane tourism, “Gold Coast” and “Sunshine Coast” may be the first two traveling destinations that pop up on your mind. Noosa is exactly the northernmost area of…

Hey, foodies, it is Brisbane Taiwan Festival!

“Do you miss your home country?” I am an international student from Taiwan and my answer of this questions is that I love Australia and don’t really miss my country, but I absolutely miss “Taiwanese food”. Why? Maybe you have heard about “bubble tea”, but do you know…

Brisbane, a safe place to be

As long as I have been studying in Brisbane (over 7 years), I have never ever felt threatened and most of my international acquaintances would agree. While studying, I have been working in hospitality for multiple different reasons: my first job experience, no specific qualification required at first…

Purple spring bloom in Brisbane

Here comes the purple spring bloom season in Brisbane again! Jacarandas are the purple flowers dotting around Brisbane and its outskirts, however they are not native to Australia. Origin of Jacarandas is from Brazil. I and my friend had a stroll around Kelvin Grove to enjoy the purple…

LDI – Training Institute

QUT has this great co-curricular program called Leadership Development and Innovation (LDI). I was lucky enough to be a part of LDI Training Institute (TI) which is an intense week of LDI in a camping way held in last week of June.  This was the second time LDI…

Student exchange experiences

Hi guys! This is Vicky (Wen-yi Lin). She is from Taiwan and studies Bachelor of Business, major in International Business in Tamkang University (TKU) in Taipei. She got to Brisbane last year July. She participated in the exchange program from her university and spent a year here in…

Riverfire!

Hey guys! Riverfire is an annualQUT S fireworks show, to wrap up the end of the Brisbane Festival. To secure good spots for the spectacular fireworks show, my friends and I went to South Bank around 3. We thought we were early, but when we arrived the place is already…

Working in hospitality in Australia

In Australia, it is really common for university students to work in hospitality and retail. However in China, most of university students focus more on study and doing professional internship. For a lot of international students coming from developing countries, the living expense here is very high. So…

Home away from home

Can’t imagine it has been almost 8 months since I am away from home. Missing my family and friends and craving for the food too much! As the cultural diversity of Brisbane, there are always many cultural festivals happening throughout the year. This weekends Citra Malaysia cultural festival…