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If you love food and live in Sydney, your 'must-try' list of new restaurants, cafés and bars probably takes up your iPhone's entire storage capacity by now. Still, we must persevere. For a tightly curated guide to dining in Sydney, we suggest you visit our restaurant hit list.
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Win a double pass to the Karaoke Climb
Imagine performing your favourite song in an open-air karaoke booth on the summit of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and having it captured on film. This summer, BridgeClimb is offering a special Karaoke Climb, and you could win a double pass to experience it, valued at $606. Each climber also receives a complimentary group photo and a baseball cap. To enter, tell us before February 16 what song would you like to sing at the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Name: Email: Gender: Female Male Other Year of Birth: Postcode: Your karaoke song: Do you have a lot of opinions? We're keen to know what our readers think, so we've created an insider's club to find out. Join, and we'll email you surveys and questions from time to time. It's a great chance to have your thoughts heard, and we'll reward you with treats too. Tick this box if you'd like to join our insider's club. Enter now! Terms and conditions in full. By entering this competition you agree to receive relevant communications from Time Out including news, events, offers and competitions. Note: the prize is valid Monday to Sunday for day or night climbs (excluding twilight and dawn) and must be redeemed before March 6, 2017 on the Karaoke Climb.
Sydney Chinese New Year Festival is coming
Bring the family into the city to see Sydney in a whole new light when the Chinese New Year Festival celebrations begin on Friday January 27.To welcome the Year of the Rooster, Westpac presents Painting the Town Red – wherein famous Sydney landmarks are lit up in red lights for three nights, January 27-29. The Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House and several other icons will be lit up by red projections from 8pm to midnight, symbolising good fortune and happiness, plus a featured projection of the Festival Rooster on the Australian National Maritime Museum. From Friday January 27 through to Sunday February 12, Lunar Lanterns will be installed around Circular Quay. Towering up to ten metres in height, the 12 lanterns represent the signs of the Lunar Zodiac and have been designed by Asian-Australian artists with festival curator Claudia Chan Shaw. The lanterns will be illuminated each day from dusk – you can learn more about them and see photos here.
Introducing the Big Oz Schnitzelmeister challenge
Love schnitzel? Up for a crumbed, golden and tasty Australia Day challenge? Then you'll want to head to the Munich Brauhaus or Bavarian Bier Cafés across Sydney on Thursday January 26. The Big Oz Schnitzelmeister challenge sees one kilo of golden veal schnitzel topped with beetroot and everyone's favourite breakfast combo – crisp bacon and sunny side up eggs. The task – if you choose to accept it – is to finish the Big Oz Schnitzelmeister in less than one hour. If successful, you will receive your mega-meal on the house (usual price: $100), a Schnitzelmeister champion T-shirt, your very own spot in the Schnitzelmeister Hall of Fame and of course, bragging rights. You can take on the Big Oz Schnitzelmeister challenge at the Munich Brauhaus in the Rocks and at Bavarian Bier Cafés at Bondi Beach, Chatswood, Entertainment Quarter, Parramatta, Miranda and York Street.
Hong Kong 101
You could spend a week, a year or a decade in Hong Kong and never be bored once. Pulsing with energy and always evolving, it’s the perfect place to explore if you’re into people-watching, eating, shopping, hiking, partying, relaxing, art, history… or perhaps all of the above. Thanks to its compact size and zippy public transport system, Hong Kong is also remarkably easy to navigate, meaning you can cram a lot of action into a fairly short trip. The most unexpected part? A multitude of beaches and green hillsides are within easy reach of the city, providing the perfect respite when you seek it. Here are the must-see districts to explore in the days you have free either side of the Sevens.