Life in Brisbane

Brisbane

 

 

The Brisbane central business district (CBD) lies in a curve of the Brisbane river. The CBD covers 2.2 km2 (0.8 sq mi) and is walkable. Central streets are named after members of the royal family. Queen Street is Brisbane’s traditional main street. Streets named after female members (Adelaide, Alice, Ann, Charlotte, Elizabeth, Margaret, Mary) run parallel to Queen Street and Queen Street Mall(named in honour of Queen Victoria) and at right angles to streets named after male members (Albert, Edward, George, William).

The city has retained some heritage buildings dating back to the 1820s. The Old Windmill, in Wickham Park, built by convict labour in 1824, is the oldest surviving building in Brisbane. The Old Windmill was originally used for the grinding of grain and a punishment for the convicts who manually operated the grinding mill. The Old Windmill tower’s other significant claim to fame, largely ignored, is that the first television signals in the southern hemisphere were transmitted from it by experimenters in April 1934—long before TV commenced in most places. These experimental TV broadcasts continued until World War II. The Old Commissariat Store, on William Street, built by convict labour in 1828, was originally used partly as a greenhouse, has also been a hostel for immigrants and used for the storage of records. Built with Brisbane tuff from the nearby Kangaroo Point Cliffs and sandstone from a quarry near today’s Albion Park Racecourse, it is now the home of the Royal Historical Society of Brisbane. It contains a museum and can also be hired for small functions. Greater Brisbane had a density of 148 people per square kilometer in 2016Like most Australian and North American cities, Brisbane has a sprawling metropolitan area which takes in excess of one hour to traverse either north to south or east to west by car without traffic.

Transportasi di Brisbane

Queensland Government menyediakan 3 transportasi umum utama yang sangat fleksibel dan mudah dijangkau yaitu bus, kereta dan City Cat (ferry). Situs Translink yang dikelola oleh Queensland Transport menyediakan fitur journey planner dimana pengguna transport dapat mencari dan memilih alternatif transportasi termudah dan tercepat beserta informasi lainnya seperti jam keberangkatan, navigasi, harga, halte keberangkatan dan lamanya perjalanan untuk ke tempat yang dituju. Selain itu, jadwal penuh (24/7) juga tersedia, dapat di download atau di view secara online.

Untuk memudahkan pembayaran bagi pengguna transportasi umum, translink menyediakan pembayaran otomatis menggunakan kartu Go Card dimana pengguna hanya perlu ‘touch on’ dan ‘touch off’ saat masuk dan keluar. Pengguna dapat mengisi ulang Go Card di mesin tiket yang tersedia di stasiun bus, kereta dan terminal City Cat. Pelajar dapat membeli go card concession (berwarna hijau) untuk mendapatkan tarif khusus (50% off dari harga adult atau normal). Go Card dapat dibeli di stasiun kereta, Seven Eleven, NewsXpress, Brisbane Convenience Centre, Lucky 7 dan outlet lainnya. Bila lupa membawa Go Card, tunjukkan student ID saat membeli tiket untuk tetap mendapatkan harga khusus.

Agama

Brisbane memiliki kemajemukan yang tinggi dalam hal budaya keagamaan. Hampir seluruh agama dan tempat beribadahnya dapat ditemui Brisbane.

Islam

Bagi teman-teman Muslim, ada berbagai organisasi muslim dan masjid yang dapat ditemui di Brisbane.

Organisasi Muslim

  1. Indonesian Islamic Society of Brisbane – IISB (http://www.iisb.info)
  2. Islamic Council of Queensland – ICQ (http://icq.net.au)
  3. Muslim Student Association of QUT (http://msaqut.com)
  4. Muslim Student Association of UQ (https://msauq.org.au/)

Masjid di Brisbane

  1. Islamic Society of West End, 12 Princhester St, West End, Ph. 3846 1573
  2. Islamic Council of QLD, 10/1646 Logan Rd, Mt. Gravatt
  3. Muslim Student Association QUT – MSAQUT, 2 George St, Old Government House, Brisbane
  4. Muslim Student Association UQ – MSAUQ – St. Lucia 323 Hawken Drive, St. Lucia
  5. Muslim Student Association Griffith – St. Lucia, Nathan Multi Faith building, Griffith University
  6. Darul Uloom Islamic Academy of Brisbane, 6 Agnes St, Buranda, Ph. 3392 1310
  7. Islamic Society of Algester, 48 Learoyd Rd, Algester, Ph. 3272 4111
  8. Islamic Society of Bald Hills, 119 Telegraph Rd, Bald Hills, 07 3261 1471
  9. Rochedale Mosque, 2647 Logan Rd, Eight Miles Plains, Ph. 3841 2504
  10. Masjid Al Farooq, Kuraby, 1408 Beenleigh Rd, Kuraby, Ph. 31142769
  11. Eagleby Mosque 262 Fryer rd, Eagleby
  12. Darra Mosque Islamic 215 Douglas St, oxley, phone 3879 7349
  13. Capalaba Mosque, 26 Veronica St, Capalaba
  14. Lutwyche Mosque Islamic Society, 33 Fuller St, Lutwyche, Ph. 38575898

 

Kristen

  1. Gereja Kristus (Replique Ministry) Brisbane
    Alamat: Level 1, 1/81 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane

    Sunday Service: Minggu 10.00 am
    Sunday School: Minggu 10.00 am
    Gembala Sidang: Pdt Mindjaja Tani
    Website: http://repliqueministry.org/brisbane/
  2. Mimbar Reformed Injil (MRII) Brisbane
    Alamat : B Block Room 121, Queensland University of Technology, Garden Point Campus, 2 George Street, Brisbane
    Sunday Service:  Minggu Jam 4 sore
    Gembala Sidang : Pdt Efendi Susanto
    Contact Person : Erwin (0411673702) & Yanti (0430191175)
    Email : mriibrisbane@gmail.com