Showing posts from November, 2008

A warm Welcome!

Hello All,

There was a request by a new student that we write a post providing information about Wellington. While it is impossible to cover everything, I hope this helps. So, here goes:

First thing’s first: Accommodation


Wellywood Backpackers
58 Tory Street
Te Aro
Wellington City
Tel (04) 3813899

Base Wellington
21-23 Cambridge Terrace
Tel (04) 8015666

These are just two options... but there are a lot more in town.

If you are looking for a place to rent, try looking at Trademe Properties (signup for free!), or if you are a student at Victoria University, check out their accommodation service.

There are a few banks in town along (and near) Manners st.

1. National Bank Manners St
Te Aro, Wellington

2. ASB Bank Manners
Te Aro, Wellington

3. Westpac Willis Street
Te Aro, Wellington

4. ANZ Victoria St
Te Aro, Wellington

Okay, now that you have opened a bank account, it’s time to go shopping. :P


New World Wellington City
279, Wakefield St,
Hours: Weekdays 7 am-11…

Aidiladha Celebration

Salam WMSO members,

Aidiladha is approaching soon and we are planning to have a small celebration at Istana Malaysia. We would appreciate it if you could RSVP your place so that we know how many people are coming. The date of the event will be confirmed by next week. If you are planning to bring family members, do include them as well. Please RSVP by email to with the subject "RSVP aidiladha" by Monday, 1st of December.

To those who are new to Wellington, here's the website of Istana Malaysia:

Hope you are enjoying your summer!