Author: Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy Editor of the AU review and a freelance travel writer. You can reach him on Instagram by following @chrisdsingh.

Cape Byron Distillery has released a limited edition kumquat gin

May 26, 2020

Co-founder and distiller of NSW-based Cape Byron Distillery, Eddie Brook, is paying ode to his Grandma with his newly release, limited-edition kumquat gin. Dubbed “Shirl the Pearl”, the unique gin has been made available to the public with just 650 bottles available at the distillery’s Cellar Door and online store. With state travel set to […]

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Recipe: Desert Rose Cocktail from InterContinental Dubai Marina

May 26, 2020

During these unprecedented times, when staying at home is of the utmost importance, us here at The AU Review are going to be doing everything we can to help readers live their best lives, indoors. As with many other media companies who typically focus on getting folks out and about, we’re shifting to adapt to […]

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North Bondi Fish brings back the classics for new takeaway menu

May 26, 2020

Beloved beachside eatery North Bondi Fish has now launched a special takeaway menu to adjust to the ever-changing dynamic of a global pandemic. Although Sydney is starting to see restaurants open back up for 10 diners at a time, takeaway is still very much the smartest play for those who still want to experience their […]

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IdeaPad C340

Lenovo IdeaPad C340 (14-inch) Review: Fast, flexible, flawed

May 25, 2020

Lenovo’s latest gift to on-the-go creatives is the IdeaPad C340, a reasonably priced chromebook that can be used as either a laptop of a tablet. Released late last year, it’s a smart move from the stalwart company, focusing on value for price-conscious consumers in need of a reliable 2-in-1 for everyday use. Although you’re still […]

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Momentum True Wireless 2

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 Review: The best wireless earbuds yet?

May 25, 2020

There are now some fantastic choices if you’re in the market for a pair of truly wireless earbuds. Apple has the Airpods Pro, Sony have their excellent WF-1000xm3 (review here), Bang & Olufsen is still having fun putting out new colourways of the E8 (review here), and there are some promising pieces coming from Bose […]

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Saints Row the Third Remastered Review: Praise be to Volition

May 25, 2020

It’s not enough to simply write that the new remaster of Saints Row: The Third features, and is defined by, substantial “graphical enhancements”. The off-the-wall Volition title, the one where they decoupled the series from “GTA clone” criticism and carved their own successful niche, has gone through a complete overhaul. And it’s fucking gorgeous. We’re […]

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W Melbourne locks in December 2020 opening date

May 22, 2020

Hugely anticipated lifestyle hotel W Melbourne has confirmed a new opening date, pushing back their originally stated mid-2020 debut to the end of the year. Come December 2020, the second property as part of W’s triumphant return to Australia – the first was W Brisbane – will be flinging doors open for guests ready to […]

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David Thompson is paying homage to the Mekong with free online cooking class

May 22, 2020

Although they’ve paused their river expeditions for the time being, Aqua Expeditions is taking this time to help travellers dream of their next trip by teaming up with beloved chef David Thompson for an online cooking demonstration via social media. The leading luxury small ship regularly operates excursions on the Amazon, Mekong, and coastal yachts […]

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Tim Tam Martini

Recipe: Tim Tam Martini from InterContinental Sydney Double Bay

May 22, 2020

During these unprecedented times, when staying at home is of the utmost importance, us here at The AU Review are going to be doing everything we can to help readers live their best lives, indoors. As with many other media companies who typically focus on getting folks out and about, we’re shifting to adapt to […]

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Wu-Tang Clan teams with Jusu for “Protect Ya Hands” hand sanitiser

May 21, 2020

It’s been ten years since the legendary Ghostface Killah jumped on Twitter one day and started letting loose a stream of personal hygiene tips for his followers, one of the first public statements that Wu-Tang Clan is deadly serious when it comes to not just protecting your neck, but your wellbeing. Now, the hip hop […]

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Flora Farms Los Cabos

Cocktail recipes from the best bars in Los Cabos, Mexico

May 21, 2020

Domestic travel is on the cusp of a resurgence with states across Australia beginning to relax lockdown measures. International travel? That’s a different story. With many countries around the world struggling in the fight against COVID-19, we’ve been given conflicting information on when international travel will resume to a sense of normalcy anytime soon. Some […]

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Review: Cacao, Coconut, Raisin, and Almond Tart from COMO Shambhala

May 21, 2020

During these unprecedented times, when staying at home is of the utmost importance, us here at The AU Review are going to be doing everything we can to help readers live their best lives, indoors. As with many other media companies who typically focus on getting folks out and about, we’re shifting to adapt to […]

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Film Review: Hearts and Bones – Hugo Weaving shines in tender Australian drama

May 21, 2020

The dynamic relationship people share with personal trauma is examined in this emotionally complex and sensitively written debut feature by Australian filmmaker Ben Lawrence. Memories and the role they play in our lives sits at the core of Hearts and Bones, giving Lawrence and co-writer Beatrix Christian plenty of tough, poignant material to work with […]

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Etihad Airways introduce new flights between Sydney and London

May 20, 2020

As part of restarting their extensive network, Etihad Airways has announced a number of new services and special flights operating to and from its home hub of Abu Dhabi. This includes a new Sydney to London via Abu Dhabi service, in addition to the newly introduced Melbourne-London route. Throughout May and June, Etihad will increase […]

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Dine With Them: Five reopened restaurants and cafes in Sydney (Week One)

May 20, 2020

Over the next few weeks, the AU review will be highlighting five different restaurants in different cities that have re-opened after weeks of devastation. Acting in accordance with current health measures, each of these venues have opened to ten dine-in customers at a time and are following strict hygiene standards to adapt to the ongoing […]

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Recipe: Classic Margarita from Ella Canta in InterContinental London Park Lane

May 20, 2020

During these unprecedented times, when staying at home is of the utmost importance, us here at The AU Review are going to be doing everything we can to help readers live their best lives, indoors. As with many other media companies who typically focus on getting folks out and about, we’re shifting to adapt to […]

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Bose Portable Home Speaker Review: Great sound on the go

May 20, 2020

Bose’s SoundLink Micro is one of my favourite small speakers to date, so I’m always going to pay close attention when the reliable audio company plays in the portable space. More recently, that’s been with the bluntly named Bose Portable Home Speaker (BPHS) which is essentially a more powerful and thicker finesse of the popular […]

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Qatar Airways COVID-19

Qatar Airways detail strict COVID-19 health measures, including mandatory masks

May 20, 2020

While airlines around the world start to lay out their new health regulations, Qatar Airways has announced what may be some of the tightest measures by an airline yet. This includes hazmat suits worn by cabin crew over their regular uniform, and passengers must wear a mask on board otherwise face a rather high fine […]

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Lonely Planet makes armchair travel easier with new video streaming platform

May 19, 2020

Across decades, Lonely Planet has built up an incredible bank of award-winning travel shows and videos in addition to their ubiquitous guides. Now, the Australian-born company has launched their first-ever travel-only video streaming platform which features over 350 episodes of pure wanderlust and cultural immersion. Given the prospects of international travel are still vague, Lonely […]

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Qantas

Qantas and Jetstar prepare for return of domestic travel with new COVID-19 measures

May 19, 2020

Qantas Group has today announced a range of strict health measures to prepare for when domestic travel resumes. Both Qantas and Jetstar will be implementing a new “Fly Well” program to ensure a safe travel environment and give travellers peace of mind as state border restrictions after lifted across the country. This includes masks on […]

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Matt Moran teams up with Harris Farm for weekly virtual cooking classes

May 19, 2020

Given we’re all trying to be pro chefs right now, as lockdown continues despite slight easing of restrictions, one of Australia’s finest culinary minds is about to lend us his considerable talents. Teaming up with Harris Farm, Matt Moran is pushing forth with weekly virtual cooking classes every evening, aimed at helping viewers up their […]

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Recipe: Wai Tom Donu (Water Dip Coral Trout) from Fiji

May 19, 2020

During these unprecedented times, when staying at home is of the utmost importance, us here at The AU Review are going to be doing everything we can to help readers live their best lives, indoors. As with many other media companies who typically focus on getting folks out and about, we’re shifting to adapt to […]

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Click Frenzy Mayhem: Everything you need to know for tonight’s big sale

May 19, 2020

Although it only happens three times a year, Click Frenzy has reliably been one of Australia’s most valuable online mega-sales. With online shopping a hotter topic than usual right now, this Tuesday will likely be the sales initiative’s biggest yet. Conceived as the Australian answer to America’s Cyber Monday, the event will start at 7pm […]

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Maine Seafood Chowder

Recipe: How to make authentic Maine Seafood Chowder

May 18, 2020

During these unprecedented times, when staying at home is of the utmost importance, us here at The AU Review are going to be doing everything we can to help readers live their best lives, indoors. As with many other media companies who typically focus on getting folks out and about, we’re shifting to adapt to […]

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More Merivale restaurants join group’s growing takeaway portfolio

May 18, 2020

Merivale’s newly formed “Just in Delivery” service is slowly bringing some of the group’s most popular venues back to life, offering menus so diners can enjoy almost-ready meals from the comfort of their homes. The new menus take in the likes of Bar Totti’s, Lotus 2.0, Mr Wong, Coogee Pavilion, and Merivale newcomer Jimmy’s Falafel, […]

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Thom Yorke helps Sonos launch new radio streaming service

May 18, 2020

Radiohead frontman and all-round brilliant person Thom Yorke now has his very own radio station as one of the first programs as part of new streaming service Sonos Radio. Over 60,000 radio stations will feature on the platform, as well as dedicated artist stations, which is where Yorke comes in, curating songs along the simple […]

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Recipe: Arnott’s has revealed how to make Iced VoVo biscuits

May 18, 2020

The most famous pink and red biscuits in Australia can now be remade at home with the official recipe for Iced VoVo. The iconic Arnott’s treat is the latest to be demystified by the Aussie brand as part of their generous series revealing once-secret recipes for those in lockdown. That eternal favourite combination of marshmallow, […]

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Caliphate Netflix

Is Netflix’s Caliphate worth watching?

May 18, 2020

Streaming on Netflix now, Caliphate is an eight-episode thriller shot between Sweden and Jordan, following a planned ISIS terror plot in Stockholm while at the same time examining the much deeper issue of radicalisation. With a long-running show like Homeland wrapping up (rather well, might I add) after eight seasons, it’s expected that some fans […]

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Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways restarts several Australian services this week

May 18, 2020

Qatar Airways will resume some of their Australian services starting Wednesday 20th May. The announcement follows the airline’s approval to operate to Brisbane, granted back in early April when the carrier helped take over 5,000 people home in the face of tough state borders. This is, of course, part of the gradual restart of services […]

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The Arcade Restaurant, Memphis

Recipe: Sweet Potato Pancakes from The Arcade Restaurant in Memphis

May 17, 2020

During these unprecedented times, when staying at home is of the utmost importance, us here at The AU Review are going to be doing everything we can to help readers live their best lives, indoors. As with many other media companies who typically focus on getting folks out and about, we’re shifting to adapt to […]

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