Australia has been attracting immigrants from Hong Kong since the 1960s and continues to be the top destination among Hong Kong emigrants, surpassing Canada and United States.
According to South China Morning Post, 2,400 Hong Kong residents moved to Australia, 1,600 moved to the United States and 1,100 headed to Canada, in the year 2018 alone.
When one thinks of Australia, beautiful landscapes of lush nature and sophisticated cities springs to mind. Scenic landscapes aside, Australia is also best known for its quality of life, multicultural and open country with an ever-growing economy.
Its diversity, culture and unrivalled natural beauty makes it the ideal destination for you if you have ever dreamed about improving your future and that of your children.
Its second-largest city Melbourne is where you want to be, for its international appeal, world-renowned educational institutions, and lively urban landscape enriched by a multicultural lifestyle.
By 2030, it is predicted to be the nation’s largest city, with a population of over 6 million, and it’s a fact that migrants and international students have consistently selected Melbourne as the country’s top destination. For seven consecutive years, it has also topped the charts of the highly respected Economist Intelligence Unit as the world’s most livable city, judged on categories such as political stability, healthcare, culture, environment, education, and infrastructure.
On top of the quality of living, other key reasons for Melbourne’s popularity among Hong Kongers include low crime rate, cheaper real estate and rule of law protecting assets, according to The Australian Financial Review.
That aside, Melbourne is no stranger to Hong Kong property investors. It was ranked as the top city to invest in, amongst other cities in the whole of Asia Pacific by the Emerging Trends in Real Estate Asia Pacific 2019 report compiled by the Urban Land Institute and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Life in the Heart of Melbourne
With narrow lanes concealing highly acclaimed restaurants, bars and street art, Southbank is Melbourne’s dynamic and cosmopolitan inner-city.
It is located just slightly south of Melbourne’s Central Business District, along the beautiful Yarra River and the famed Crown Melbourne.
Just imagine strolling down one of the many quaint lanes along the river, one can simply pop into a trendy cafe or any of the popular restaurants and bars along the lanes. It’s no wonder why people live here – there’s no reason not to with Rockpool restaurant, warehouse cafes and some of the best coffee carts in the city at your doorstep.
Wake up in the morning and you will find people striding along the beautiful lanes or cycling along the footpaths. For nature advocates, the Botanic Gardens is just a few minutes’ walk away.
For the art and culture fanatics, there are more art galleries and museums than you can ever imagine. Whether you are after chic cafes to unwind or beautiful spaces for cycling or casual walks to sports venues nearby, there is something for everyone here at Southbank.
Take students for example, hop on a tram and get to the University of Melbourne in minutes. With well-served public transport, getting around is a cinch.
The mix of creative businesses and industry as well as being close to Crown Melbourne, makes Southbank home to students, businessmen and even tourists looking to explore South Melbourne, and Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex.
Residents of Southbank enjoy the best of both worlds. You’re right on the riverbank, close to entertainment and work in the CBD. For that reason, there is little need to get out at all.
With the vibrant living environment and endless activities, the only question is, why wouldn’t you want to live here?