Cultural Insight to Australia 5: The Suburbs

Insight 5: The Suburbs

The urban design of Australia is very different to Taiwan – very different indeed.

For a start, Australia’s cities have ‘zoning’, where our houses are groups together, shops are grouped together, factories are group together, and so on. This creates ‘suburbs’ – large areas with houses and gardens, and the suburbs go on, and on, since we have so much land.

Surburbia 1



Gardening is a national hobby, and the landscape is peaceful, beautiful, and very clean. However, coming from Taiwan, you might also find it boring. Well, I found it peaceful and relaxing. Different cultures; different ways of seeing things. Who’s right? Who’s wrong. Hmmmmmm…..


Surburbia 3


Surburbia 2