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Haymarket: Museum of Chinese Australia to be established in Sydney

By ELISE PAPAIOANNOU The Museum of Chinese Australia (MOCA) will be formed in a previous Haymarket library at 744 George Street to preserve Chinese people's history, heritage, and material culture in Australia. Haymarket in Sydney is home to the largest Chinatown in Australia. In October 2019, the City of Sydney invited organisations to transform the […]

Bar Fly: Basement 33

It might give off a karaoke bar vibe from the outside, but descend into the depths of this basement bar and you'll be pleasantly surprised by the hipster-ific pizzeria that awaits you below street level.

Council consults residents over Mirvac’s new suburb proposal

The residents of the City of Sydney local government area are currently being surveyed regarding a proposal by Harold Park developer Mirvac to create a new suburb for the Harold Park development. Mirvac has recommended that a new suburb be created, with boundaries bordering the development and also including the existing residential block of 71-90 […]

Chinatown demands action on touting

Chinatown business owners are demanding the state government take action against touters operating on Dixon Street, by granting the City of Sydney council powers to have them removed. The touters, representing souvenir and merchandise stores, typically stand on busy Dixon Street outside souvenir shops and attempt to bring potential customers to their own nearby stores. […]

Asia – and Adam – on your doorstep

Sydney is arguably up there with Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Tokyo as one of the culinary and cultural hotspots of the Asian region. The onetime Anglo-Celtic nature of Sydney, itself an aberration after thousands of years of Aboriginal settlement, is clearly taking on an Asian countenance, with Asian influences extending well beyond the Harbour […]

Music icon slams ‘Ent Cent’ demolition

Iconic music critic, journalist, television presenter and record producer Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum has urged the State Government to reconsider its plan to demolish the Sydney Entertainment Centre (SEC). In April, NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell announced the iconic Haymarket venue would be bulldozed to make way for expanded convention and exhibition facilities at Darling Harbour. Mr […]