Celebrate with 80,000 bohemians at Sydney’s Newtown Festival on November 9

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Events on Friday 24 October 2014

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This is one Festival which showcases the best of local and national music, arts, entertainment, creative juices and finger-licking food. On Sunday November 9, Camperdown Memorial Rest Park will once again be transformed into a bohemian playground for all ages. This year marks the Newtown Festival’s 36th anniversary.

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Cafe Nookie could well be the smallest hole-in-the-wall coffee shop in Australia

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Friday 17 October 2014

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Let’s just get the obvious out of the way, shall we? Cafe Nookie may arguably be THE SMALLEST CAFE IN AUSTRALIA. If you crane your neck to look inside this 2m x 2m hole-in-the-wall cafe tucked in between Buckingham Street and Elizabeth Street on Cleveland Street, you can see one cheerful barista, one commercial espresso machine and grinder, and one 1950s-style sign that says, ‘I just don’t give a sh#t’.

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This pop-up bar suspends you at 164 feet in the sky for a great view of Sydney, Melbourne and even Brisbane

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By Kenny Ong in New Events on Monday 13 October 2014

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To position the McKenna brand as the ‘Urban Spirit,’ their good folks has launched the McKenna Air Bar at Sydney’s Cockatoo Island. All 164 feet of it as it hangs high in the sky offering an amazing 360 degree harbor views. Suspended by a crane, it offers 22 precious seats and has its own barman serving complimentary McKenna Bourbon drinks and a DJ mixing the beats.

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Monstrously good street art at Sydney’s Project Five Volume 6

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 13 October 2014

Call it the grandaddy of Aussie contemporary street art festivals: the sixth volume of Project Five just hit the ground running, and from now till Oct 19, you can catch the exhibition at Darling Quarter’s high-traffic outdoor space OPEN in the Civic Connector. This article brought to you by amaysim

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Soulfest: A non-stop soul, jazz and hip hop festival in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Sunday 12 October 2014

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The sweet, smooth sounds of jazz. The funk of hip hop. The soothing notes of neo-soul. You can enjoy all your favourite music in one place this October, thanks to Soulfest. Taking place in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, this anticipated festival has the biggest lineup of soul in Australia, with guests including Maxwell, D’Angelo, Common, Aloe Blacc, Mos Def, Angie Stone, and DJ Trey, all performing over two stages.

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Join this epic obstacle race if you fancy running through live wires charged with 10,000 volts

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Events on Tuesday 7 October 2014

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Now this is some super cool crazy I would love to participate in. The Stampede obstacle race event started in Sydney in 2011, got itself completely sold out, and has since expanded to Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide for its national race calendar.

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Unique Sydney pop-up wine bar opens in an urban oasis

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in Cool Travel on Saturday 4 October 2014

Summer’s nearly here, Sydney. What better way to celebrate than by kicking back and drinking wine in an immersive urban sanctuary. In the heart of the city, an urban oasis bar will crop up Thursday, October 9. Locals are invited to grab a glass and enjoy the scenery designed by Stoneleigh Metro’s designer, Steve Cordony. Inspired by New Zealand’s natural beauty, Cordony has created a lovely, earthy getaway right in the center of Sydney.

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Let this meaningful festival of song, dance and food revive the Aboriginal tourism experience in Sydney

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Events on Thursday 2 October 2014

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Held on the first Sunday of every month (coming up: October 5, November 2 and December 7) at Bare Island this year, the First Hand Aboriginal Workshops and Black Markets is an Aboriginal festival of song, dance and food that welcomes all with a wide range of authentic Aboriginal stalls, as well as workshops the likes of traditional basket weaving, spear-making, Djaadjawaan dancing and shell art know-how.

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Explore Sydney’s coffee scene with this one-of-a-kind walking tour

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Wednesday 1 October 2014

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Tired of the usual walking tour? Need a change of scenery that will perk you up? Sydney Coffee Trail is a self-guided walking tour by Urbanwalkabout that takes you from quaint cafes to all-day breakfasts to café-cum-bookstores. Cafes include: Allpress Zetland, Brooklyn Hide, The Rope and Anchor, Marlowe’s Way, and Amersand Café & Bookstore.

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Sydney’s female convicts of the 1920s are just as glam as you hoped

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 4 September 2014

Australia has its fair share of outlaws, but most of the time we only hear about men and the interesting things they got up to. Well, Aussie ladies are now having their time to shine, with a collection of ‘Sydney’s underbelly during the 1920′s’ courtesy of the NSW Police Forensic Archives.

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Thanks to Airbnb, you can stay overnight in a Sydney IKEA for just $11

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Monday 25 August 2014

You’ve always wanted to take a quick nap while shopping at IKEA but now’s your chance to spend the night! Those bright and colourful rooms are no longer just for show, thanks to a new initiative with Airbnb. For one night only, IKEA is opening up to customers, offering three luxurious (as luxurious as IKEA can get) suites in its Tempe, Sydney branch.

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Sydney’s very choreographed men gives everyone something to look at … and then some

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Friday 1 August 2014

As part of the 19th Biennale of Sydney, artist Eglė Budvytytė is treating us to some rather bizarre performance art. In the mobile performance Choreography for the Running Male, a group of men jog a route through Sydney and carry out choreographed gestures related to emotions. Those emotions range from shame to seduction, and if you catch one of these performances, you’ll be both weirded out and amazed by what you’re seeing.

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Celebrate summer with a haunted tour of Sydney

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Wednesday 5 February 2014

Summer doesn’t have to be all sun, sand, and surf. Sometimes it can be about death, fear, and goosebumps! A ghost tour of Sydney’s most haunted places may be just what you need to kick off a great summer. After all, a brush with death and ghastly spirits will surely get you in the mood for sunflowers and all of summer’s offerings. There are plenty of ghost tours around the city.

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Sunset Cinema at Sydney’s North Sydney Oval

Jonathan Leeming Contributor

By Jonathan Leeming in New Events on Saturday 1 February 2014

Positioned as ‘the perfect urban escape and the ideal way to soak up the best of summer’, and with its 2014 season screening five nights per week until March 9, the Sunset Cinema sits on the hallowed turf of North Sydney Oval: the home of the first outdoor cinema in Sydney.

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Superb cocktails and dining at Sydney’s Rabbit Hole Bar

Jonathan Leeming Contributor

By Jonathan Leeming in Cool Travel on Saturday 1 February 2014

The Rabbit Hole Bar on Elizabeth Street in Sydney’s CBD takes its name from the hole down which Alice plunges in Lewis Carroll’s famous book. Doug Laming, the 25-year-old manager and co-owner, chose this name not because of the bar’s location – tucked away below street level – but as a result of the weird yet wonderful culinary and alcoholic creations that can be found there. Specifically, the vast array of incredible molecular cocktails.

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