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.

Easey’s and Superfluid are bringing pop-ups to Reunion Island Pool Club

October 19, 2018

Melbourne’s watery rooftop oasis is almost here, ushered in with the launch of Reunion Island Pool Club, re-shaping the former open-air digs of St Jerome’s – The Hotel into a breezy mecca of swish plunge pools, pop-ups from local hospitality heroes, and more. The sprawling and highly anticipated venue, a first for the Australia, officially […]

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These hotels are letting guests spray paint rooms for the sake of art

October 19, 2018

Australia’s beloved Art Series Hotels have just introduced a slick new concept for hotel guests looking for a little participatory art project for dabble in. From now until December 30th, Melbourne gems The Blackman and The Olsen, and Brisbane’s The Johnson, will offer a “Colour Your Stay” package where guests can grab a spray can, […]

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Flight Review: Does Economy X make a difference on Virgin Australia’s Sydney to Perth service?

October 19, 2018

If any domestic service calls for a slight upgrade, it’s the coast-to-coast flight from Sydney to Perth. While not exactly a gruelling long-haul, the five hour service is testing enough that a little bit of extra comfort goes a long way. We tested Virgin Australia’s Economy X product on the service to see if the […]

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Track of the Day: Akouo “So Long” (2018)

October 19, 2018

Tasmanian producer Akouo has followed up last year’s incredible “Feel That” (featuring Montaigne) and his recent collaboration with LANKS (the dreamy “Yours”) with head-nodding new track “So Long” co-written by and featuring friend and vocalist Janeva. Seamlessly blending electronic production with his Akouo’s background in underground hip hop, the track is a festival-ready banger that […]

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Young Henrys have just released a new hemp infused craft beer

October 19, 2018

Craft beer rockstars Young Henrys have hooked up with Byron Bay clothing brand and hemp advocates Afends to release one of the first legal hemp beers in Australia, and the first to use brand new water soluble hemp oil technology. Simply dubbed the Hemp IPA, the beer was brewed to reinforce Afends’ initiative of promoting […]

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“Cocktail Porter” is Australia’s first premium online cocktail subscription service

October 19, 2018

Australia’s first premium online cocktail subscription service has launched, paving the way for Cocktail Porter to deliver bartender-designed cocktail kits directly to front doors across the country. A concept birthed in Sydney, Cocktail Porter was founded by Cameron Northway of Sweet&Chilli and Bondi restaurant Rocker, aimed at pushing a modern, on-demand product for those wanting […]

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LP’s Quality Meats and Porteno have opened a pizzeria in Newtown

October 18, 2018

Some of the Inner West’s greatest culinary minds have come together to open a pizzeria on King Street, Newtown. This is a big deal. Talks of Bella Brutta (meaning “Beautiful Ugly”) began earlier this year, speaking of a pizza diner spearheaded by co-owner Luke Powell of Chippendale institution LP’s Quality Meats along with the crew, […]

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Hotel Review: The Fleming interprets Hong Kong’s iconic Star Ferry with style

October 18, 2018

Boutique hotels are at their best when you can see the sincerity in their design. Soulful touches and nostalgic nods to the property’s primary source of inspiration, whether that be a neighbourhood, a concept or a nearby institution, is always appreciated and is what ends up the most memorable part of any stay. The Fleming […]

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Virgin Australia to launch seven new international lounges

October 17, 2018

Starting from next week, Virgin Australia will roll out a total of seven new international lounges across the country and in New Zealand, significantly expanding their network and adding to the airline’s existing 12 premium domestic lounges. Australia will get three new international departure lounges, while New Zealand will have four. Award-winning British lounge specialist […]

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What to expect when the legendary Employees Only opens in Sydney

October 17, 2018

Out of all the excellent new openings populating Sydney’s hospitality scene before 2019 kicks off, few are as high-profile as this one. Employees Only, the award-winning speakeasy born in New York’s West Village and often referred to as one of the world’s best, is finally ready to open it’s doors in Sydney’s CBD. It will […]

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8bit and Gelato Messina are giving away free food for a month

October 17, 2018

Free food lovers rejoice, as both 8bit Burger and Gelato Messina are kindly giving away freebies in Sydney and Melbourne, for a whole month. Not only that, but the free food is all from exclusive creations in partnership with Liven to celebrate the launch of their own cryptocurrency. Hence, the food is cryptocurrency themed (wtf). […]

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Giant squid on a stick is Melbourne’s newest street food

October 16, 2018

Fancy a giant squid on a stick? Get on down to Footscray where new quick service restaurant IKA8 is hoping to add their take on South East Asian street food to the suburb’s already diverse casual dining scene. Giant squid dishes cooked openly on the fire grill or fried in oil will be the signature […]

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Five things you must do in New York City before the end of the year

October 15, 2018

There are few places in the world which change as regularly as New York City. The dynamic, kinetic centrepiece of the U.S is rightfully one of the most common answers to the question “what is your favourite city in the world?”, with it’s unmatched landscape of world-class restaurants, museums, comedy clubs, public parks, and distinctive […]

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Mary’s Pizzeria launches in Sydney’s The Lansdowne Hotel

October 15, 2018

Jake Smyth and Kenny Graham, the brains behind Sydney icons Mary’s and The Unicorn, along with Mary’s Group Executive Chef Jimmy Garside, are doubling down on their pizza options at The Lansdowne Hotel with the launch of Mary’s Pizzeria. Described as the “Mary’s Burger” of the pizza world, the new venue has been fitted into […]

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Sydney is getting a mac n’ cheese pizza for World Pasta Day

October 15, 2018

Menulog has made the wise decision to team up with the excellent Salt Meats Cheese to do something a little bit special – and massively overindulgent – for World Pasta Day on the 25th of October. The celebration of all things pasta will give Sydney locals a chance to try to country’s very first (according […]

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Games Preview: Rockstar will make history with Red Dead Redemption 2, that much is clear

October 10, 2018

Rockstar changed the face of gaming in October 2001, and they did it by taking a pretty bold risk, the impact and effects of which are still being felt throughout the industry almost 20 years later. The game they dropped in October 2001 represented a seismic shift in immersive gaming that is often imitated but […]

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Adidas give “urban runners” a style upgrade with the PureBOOST Go

October 8, 2018

Adidas’ PureBOOST Go is the latest in a series of releases which makes full use of one of the best cushion systems in the sneaker game. Joining the PureBoost collection, the “Go” has zoned in and tightened focus on flexibility for street runners and the more athletic types amongst us who rightfully value the ability […]

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Tech Review: Oppo take a big step forward with the Find X, but is it enough?

October 5, 2018

We’re now over a month on from the release of Oppo’s new Find X, and from rave reviews and reactions, it’s very clear that the Chinese brand’s consistent evolution has lifted them high enough to face competitors Apple and Samsung head-on. Remarkably, they’ve done so by still sticking to their affordable (well, relatively) aesthetic, putting […]

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Sydney says goodbye to Kensington Street Social as it reopens as Barzaari Chippendale

October 4, 2018

Sydneysiders prepare to say a bittersweet goodbye to Kensington Street Social, the excellent resident restaurant of The Old Clare Hotel which was one of the first to open when Kensington Street was in it’s infancy. Bitter because KSS was a great place; sweet because it’s making way for Barzaari Chippendale, an expansion for the Marrickville-born […]

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Best things to do in Melbourne for October 2018

October 4, 2018

We’re getting into the nitty gritty of spring now, and as a result there’s plenty of outdoor things to do around Melbourne this month. If you don’t feel like spending one of the most exciting months of the year on the couch, then what awaits for your is an urban jungle full of rooftop pool […]

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