Author: Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy Editor of the AU review, an obsessive hip hop nerd, a whisky drinker, and a lover of all things travel. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter with @chrisdsingh.

Flight Review: Flying the world’s first international service to Can Tho with AirAsia

August 19, 2019

Say what you want about AirAsia, but it’d be hard – and downright foolish – to deny the low-cost carrier’s ambitious and ever-growing network. Some surprising new routes seem to be opening up every year for the busy airline, and for 2019 the most exciting would definitely have to be the service between Kuala Lumpur […]

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Three Blue Ducks are finally opening a restaurant in Melbourne

August 19, 2019

Sydney-born Three Blue Ducks are about to make their debut in Melbourne with the imminent arrival of their fifth restaurant at the new URBNSURF – Australia’s first surf park, and the first of its kind in the world. The park, which will be built around a crystal-clear, two hectare surfing lagoon with high-quality waves, will […]

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12 Janet Jackson songs we NEED to hear at “RNB Fridays Live”

August 19, 2019

Not be an entitled crazed fan or anything, but Janet Jackson kind of needs to play the following songs when she headlines the just-announced RNB Fridays Live in November. The annual festival, which always manages to craft heavily nostalgic line-ups of hip hop and R&B, will be headlined by the iconic artist who hasn’t performed […]

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Stan just announced four new shows for its stacked content schedule

August 16, 2019

Australian streaming service Stan are continuing to strengthen their TV show line-up, huddling closer with long term partners Showtime to bring four new shows to the platform. Given Showtime is already a huge present in the TV section of Stan, this new content line-up should be very well received. Especially since it includes Ethan Hawke […]

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8 new restaurants to check out at Sydney’s epic Darling Square precinct

August 14, 2019

Now pushing forth as one of the largest and more comprehensive lifestyle precincts in Sydney, Darling Square has revealed a few more layers to it’s ongoing development. And this new wave features some incredible new dining and retail concepts, filling the spaces between Darling Harbour and Haymarket with some of the city’s best new openings. […]

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Shadowplay by Peppers Review: a dark twist on luxury living

August 9, 2019

The shimmering silver, reflective ripple-like façade of Shadowplay by Peppers looks awkwardly out of place in overdeveloped Southbank. Melbourne’s major entertainment district is no stranger to impressive buildings, but this new apartment hotel really is something else. It’s as if the building has been ripped from the pages of a futuristic graphic novel, standing at […]

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Three Blue Ducks is headed to Bali, Maldives on an “island trail”

August 7, 2019

The legendary Three Blue Ducks, which most recently jumped into the luxury hotel game as the resident restaurant for W Brisbane, is about to go tropical. Springing off their W connections, chefs Darren Robertson and Mark LaBrooy plan to take their concept overseas for a round of pop-up dinners across W properties in Bali and […]

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You can now do late-night ghost tours in Queen Victoria Building

August 7, 2019

Sydney’s immense Queen Victoria Building is preparing to throw open doors after-hours for QVB After Dark LIVE, set for Thursday 22nd August where the complex’s rich heritage and cultural significance will be illustrated from various perspectives. Promising an interactive multi-floor experience, the building will come alive from 6pm to 9pm with hour-long sessions featuring roving […]

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The Fantauzzo Review: Photorealism redefines Art Series in Brisbane

August 7, 2019

As one of this country’s most beloved modern artists, it was only a matter of time before quadruple Archibald Prize winner Vincent Fantauzzo received his very own Art Series Hotel. The Australian hotel brand, now owned by AccorHotels, is a decade on from their first property – Melbourne favourite The Cullen – and has continually […]

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DoubleTree are sending their delicious signature cookies into space

August 7, 2019

Anyone who has stayed at a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel before would be intimately familiar with the smell of freshly baked cookies. It’s a brand-wide signature, extending to DoubleTree’s extensive worldwide network and ensuring that each and every property (there may be exceptions, but I doubt it) has a daily-baked batch of chocolate chip cookies […]

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Hartsyard, Dear Sainte Eloise are staging huge pop up feasts in Surry Hills this month

August 7, 2019

Surry Hills profit-for-purpose eatery Folonomo has made the big decision to close up their restaurant and transform the venue into an events space for parties and pop ups from some of Sydney’s top chefs. In doing so, it’s become the latest in a handful of Sydney venues able to host some exclusive takeovers, with legends […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: YEEVS “Can’t Be Seen” (2019)

August 7, 2019

Sydney indies YEEVS are rolling out a new album soon, and they’ve given us our second taste at what the project will sound like with the delicate “Can’t Be Seen”. Rich melodies and a striking rhythm drive this one, parking it in the same lot as the likes of Boy & Bear, The Teskey Brothers […]

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Tasmanian Whisky Week is kicking off later this month

August 6, 2019

The Tasmanian Whisky and Spirits Association (TWSA) are bringing back their annual Tasmanian Whisky Week, opening up all the many highly regarded distilleries for a huge seven day celebration. With more than 20 events taking place across the island state between Monday 12th and Sunday 18th August, the hotly anticipated event will kick off at […]

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Sydney’s The Morrison is doing $1.50 oysters every day this month

August 6, 2019

Sydney bar The Morrison and its much anticipated Oyster Festival has returned this month for its 7th year running, stretching out to the end of the month with a huge program of oyster-focused events, including a number of bespoke oyster dishes created by chef Sean Connolly. Chicken fried oyster sliders, grilled Pacifics ‘in shell’ with […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Jacinta Lal “Superpowers” (2019)

August 6, 2019

Brisbane rapper Jacinta Lal is ploughing through the noise with “Superpowers”, her latest take-no-prisoners single accentuating the young artist’s undeniable swagger and desire to uplift. With confidence in spades, Lal’s follow up to breakthrough track “Miss” furthers her as one of the most promising voices in Brisbane’s booming hip hop scene, and we’re lucky enough […]

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Track of the Day: Your Smith “In Between Plans” (2019)

August 5, 2019

It’s quite clear L.A based singer-songwriter Your Smith wrote her new single “In Between Plans” about the best day of her life. The unbridled energy and free sprit coursing this stunning road-trip-ready production is infectiously optimistic as Your Smith barrels towards the unknown. Hopeful and extremely confident, the tireless soundscape of upbeat synths and pulsating […]

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Never found your lost luggage? It’s probably in Alabama

August 5, 2019

Losing luggage can be devastating for travellers who’ve carefully planned their USA trip. Meticulously going through a to-do list of fool-proof luggage mishaps is now a must for anyone heading over to a country with so many interconnecting flights, but even the hardiest plans can’t completely protect against this travel nightmare. Whether the airline has […]

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Hollow Knight Review: Please re-release this game every year

August 5, 2019

Whatever the reason we had to wait so long to get this in Australia, I for one am just glad that it’s here and that it exists. Adelaide-based indie developers Team Cherry truly blessed the gaming community when they released Hollow Knight a few years ago, followed by a widely acclaimed roll-out on all current-gen […]

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Peppers Docklands Review: One of Melbourne’s most convenient boutique hotels

August 5, 2019

The Peppers brand has always been a valuable player in Australia’s hotel industry, with a penchant for seeking out great locations and turning in interesting accommodations with distinct identities. From the mighty bright Peppers Soul on the Gold Coast, to the fascinating Peppers Silo Hotel in Launceston, which has converted disused silos into luxury accommodation […]

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Grand opening of Sydney Coliseum Theatre: Keith Urban, Amy Shark, Tina Arena and more

August 4, 2019

Following the opening of food destination Eat Street, Rooty Hill’s immense West HQ development is getting ready to welcome the brand new Sydney Coliseum Theatre. The developers behind the precinct have pulled out all stops to stamp the new venue’s grand opening, rounding up an impressive program of live performances from the likes of Keith […]

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