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.

QT Sydney reopens Parlour Cucina with brand new menu

June 1, 2020

QT Sydney’s Italian eatery Parlour Cucina has joined a chorus of restaurants and cafes reopening in accordance with current health measures. But they haven’t just swung the doors open for dine-in guests, Exec. Chef Nic Wood has switched up the menu to sharpen focus on authentic Italian fare peppered with locally sourced ingredients. Given the […]

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Recipe: Guacamole Nationalista from InterContinental London Park Lane

May 30, 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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Recipe: How to make traditional Japanese dish “Jibuni”

May 29, 2020

Many traditional dishes born in Japan’s formative Edo Period still endear in the country today. And they’re found everywhere, like on the central coast of Honshu Island in the historic Ishikawa Prefecture where Japan’s culinary arts are spread from Michelin-starred ryokans to 300-year old food markets. Where better to look for a recipe close to […]

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Merivale to reopen all restaurants, pubs and bars within a week

May 28, 2020

While Merivale continues to feed Sydneysiders with its

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Skyline Drive In Blacktown reopens to the public from today

May 28, 2020

As one of NSW’s only remaining drive in cinemas, the vintage-minded Skyline Drive In Blacktown has officially reopened as of 28th May. With the ideal format for social distancing, it builds upon popularity of drive-in movies in the current pandemic, which has seen places like Vilnius in Lithuania turn its airport into a drive-in cinema […]

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International Burger Day deals in Sydney today

May 28, 2020

International Burger Day 2020, also known as today, brings with a bunch of deals across town as burger joints celebrate their trade of choice. From chains right down to gourmet shacks, today is your best bet at scoring that juicy, cheesy, melty burg you’ve been waiting for since the city went into lockdown. Be sure […]

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Motorola is bringing three new mid-range smartphones to Australia

May 27, 2020

Motorola have this week announced the arrival of three new budget-friendly phones, aiming straight for the mid-range market with the Moto G8, Moto G8 power lite, and Moto E6s smartphones. Given the G series has sold in excess of 100 million smartphones worldwide since first launching in 2013, beefing up this family of smartphones is […]

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Biennale of Sydney

22nd Biennale of Sydney will reopen mid-June and extend to September

May 27, 2020

Along with reopening of restaurants across New South Wales, it appears the 22nd Biennale of Sydney has plans on welcoming art lovers back to its full public program. The free contemporary art exhibition, which takes place across various Sydney art institutions, will reopen from 16th June with its entire collection of more than 700 artworks […]

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Arlo bringing its Pro 3 Floodlight Camera to Australia in June

May 27, 2020

Arlo Technologies has announced a June release for its Pro 3 Floodlight Camera entering the Australian market. With an integrated 2K HDR camera, 160-degree field of view, two-way audio, built-in siren and custom lighting configurations, the flexible and rather aggressive looking device will be the first ever wire-free variant of a floodlight camera and be […]

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Recipe: COMO Shambhala Ginger Tea

May 27, 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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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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