Sydney Journals

Things to do in Sydney

Best of IgoUgo

A travel journal to Sydney by holeeling

Quote: Since my relocation from sunny Singapore to still sunny Sydney, I have been exploring this new environment. Here are some of the best things I have found.

Things to do in Sydney

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Overview

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Sydney Opera House Although it has become something of a cliche, the opera house is a magnificant Australian icon. It is a must-see for any first-time visitor to Sydney. In fact, it should be seen from all directions - from the Botantic gardens, up-close, and from a slow ferry to Manly to appreciate its beauty. Weekend Markets If you are tired of seeing the same overpriced, overhyped commercial goods in the shops, weekend shopping in the markets will be enjoyable. Even if you don't buy anything, it is fun watching the craftperson at work, chatting with them, or rummaging through trunks of vintage treasures. Ferry ride Ferry rides are fun and offer some of the be...Read More

Thai on Wok

Restaurant

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Glebe Point Road is an artery of good food. There is a great variety, from fine dining to fish-and-chip shops, and it boasts of at least three Thai takeaways.

The best value for money Thai food is at Thai On Wok at Glebe Point Road near the junction of Bridge Road. Lunchtime specials are $6.50 for a standard stir-fry and rice or a noodle dish. The food is fresh and generous, and prepared only after you order. The downside is that the wait during peak hours is at least 20 minutes, and it's tough finding a a seat then.

The staff are polite and helpful and totally efficient. The sight of them frying the food in the open-concept kitchen is totally mesmerizing.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 19, 2005

Thai on Wok
193 Glebe Point Road
Sydney, Australia
+61 (02) 9660 9011

Marigold Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Marigold Citymark"

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Marigold is a Yum Cha institution in Sydney's Chinatown. Consistently placed in Sydney's Good eating guides, Marigold offers a wide range of dim sum at reasonable prices.Beyond the dim sum favourites, like steamed pork buns and siew mai, there is a wide range of cooked food to satisfy every taste bud. The century egg porridge is good and flavourful, the doufa (steamed bean curd) with a tinge of ginger is lovely (although a little too sweet), and the cheong fun with sugar peas is also very nice. The seafood also features with steamed chillie pippies and very nice salt-and-pepper calamari. The restaurant is like a traditional dim sum restaurant, where the food comes to you in pushcar...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 10, 2006

Marigold Restaurant
683 George Street
Sydney, Australia 2000
+61 (0)2 9281 3388

Weekend Markets

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Attraction

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The weekend markets offer some of the best shopping in Sydney. Here, I review five markets for you to check out. New Stuff The Rocks (Saturday and Sunday) Open 10am to 5pm The Rocks, just round from Circular Quay http://www.rocksmarket.com.au/ This is the best-known market, close to the main tourist belt. It is near the Opera House, Circular Quay, and the Museum of Contemporary Art and is a good place to visit if you are in the vicinity. It offers a wide range of high-quality Australian arts and crafts, ranging from limited-edition photo prints, handmade jewellery, lip gloss in a shell, and modernist plastic lampshades. You can expect quality goods here wit...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 28, 2005

Weekend Markets
Throughout Sydney
Sydney, Australia

Art Gallery of New South Wales

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Attraction

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This art gallery has possibly the largest art collection in Sydney and usually hosts the biggest blockbuster art shows in town. The art gallery has an extensive range of European and Australian art, which includes some contemporary art and aboriginal art. These pieces will appeal more to traditionalists and those who like to see a wide range of styles and art pieces. Those who are really interested in more cutting-edge contemporary art should head for the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), about a 15-minute walk at Circular Quay.Admission to the museum is free, but there are usually separate charges for blockbuster exhibitions. If you are in Sydney from late March to May, you can catch the ex...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 10, 2006

Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Road
Sydney, Australia 2000
+61 (0)2 9225 1744