Posted on January 10, 2018
#living #sydney 

Living day to day life in a foreign city can be challenging when you do not know where to go and how to get work done, find below a gist of everything you need to have knowledge about to lead a comfortable and eventful life! Now that you are all settled in your new apartment, here's something to make your life easier:


Need to unwind after a long week?

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Treat yourself to some art and history every once in a while!

  • Museum of Sydney is a historical collection and exhibit, at Bridge Street, Sydney. It was established in 1995.
  • Powerhouse Museum has existed under various names for over 125 years. It is the major branch of the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences in Sydney, the other being the historic Sydney Observatory.
  • Hyde Park Barracks Museum is a brick building and compound, originally built in 1819 to house convict men and boys. The site is listed on the Australian National Heritage register.
  • Justice and Police Museum, set in an 1890s police station, this interactive museum explores Sydney's criminal & forensic past.

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Watch a recital or alternate between old movies and live events, there's a plethora of choices.

  • Capitol Theatre is a historic theatre located at 13 Campbell Street in Sydney. Capitol Theatre has provided entertainment since the early 19th century. Attractions included elaborate circus acts with animals such as elephants and seals, theatre and vaudeville shows.
  • Sydney Opera House inaugurated in 1954 is a multi-venue performing arts centre in Sydney, Australia. It is one of the 20th century's most famous and distinctive buildings.
  • The State Theatre is a heritage-listed theatre, located in Market Street, in Sydney. It hosts film screenings, live theatre and musical performances, and since 1974 it has been the home of the annual Sydney Film Festival.
  • Sydney Lyric is a theatre in Sydney that opened in 1997. It is part of The Star casino complex. The theatre is used for large scale musicals, theatre productions, concerts, opera and ballet.Sports

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Watch a game and vibe with the spirit of Sydney.

  • Sydney Football Stadium (SFS), commercially known as the Allianz Stadium. Built in 1988, the stadium is Sydney's premier rectangular field venue for rugby league, rugby union and soccer.
  • Stadium Australia, commercially known as ANZ Stadium, is a multi-purpose stadium located in the Sydney Olympic Park. The stadium has hosted plenty notable cricket games, rugby matches and concerts.
  • Catch a match of cricket, football, baseball, rugby or attend flagship events at the Sydney Showground Stadium (Spotless Stadium). The stadium opened in 1998 as the Sydney Showground Main Arena.

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Lights, Street Performers and Art.. Sydney has it all!

  • Sydney Festival is a major arts festival in Sydney that runs for three weeks every January, since it was established in 1977. The festival features events from local and international artists and includes contemporary and classical music, dance, circus, drama, visual arts and artist talks.
  • Vivid Sydney is an annual outdoor lighting festival with immersive light installations and projections in Sydney. Part of the lighting festival also includes performances from local and international musicians and an ideas exchange forum featuring public talks and debates from leading creative thinkers.
  • Sydney Film Festival is an annual film festival held in Sydney usually over 12 days in June. The competitive film festival draws international and local attention, with films being showcased in several venues across the city centre.
  • Autumn & Spring Harvest Festivals have some of Greater Sydney's finest artisan producers and makers. Be inspired by the food history of Rouse Hill House & Farm.
  • Secret Garden taking place annually at a secret location, one hour out of Sydney, is a 48 hour forest dress-up festival of music, play and creativity. Secret Garden bursts with comedy, big main stage moments, games and art.

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Places to Visit

For the tourist in you!

  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium contains a large variety of Australian aquatic life, displaying more than 700 species comprising more than 13,000 individual fish and other sea and water creatures from most of Australia's water habitats.
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge is a steel through arch bridge across Sydney Harbour. The dramatic view of the bridge, the harbour, and the nearby Sydney Opera House is an iconic image of Sydney.
  • Bondi Beach is a popular beach and the name of the surrounding suburb in Sydney. Bondi Beach is one of the most visited tourist sites in Australia.
  • Taronga Zoo is the city zoo of Sydney, and is located on the shores of Sydney Harbour in the suburb of Mosman. It was officially opened on 7 October 1916.
  • Darling Harbour is a harbour adjacent to the city centre of Sydney. It is also a large recreational and pedestrian precinct.


Don't have an empty tummy ever again.

Everyday Eating

All restaurants mentioned under this category offer take out, and are affordable for consistent eating!

  • Kafeine at York Street serves inexpensive breakfast, brunch and coffee through the week. Operates from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm on all week days and is closed on the weekend.
  • Hot Star Large Fried Chicken at Liverpool Street serves Taiwanese, and Fast Food, and is also a Chicken Shop. Serves full meals under AU$15 and is in service from 11:00 am --- 12:00 am on all days but on Friday and Saturday operates till 2:00 am.
  • Chinese Noodle Restaurant is an inexpensive 10:00 am to 10:00 pm restaurant that serves Chinese and Noodles on all days. Its located in the Haymarket area of Sydney.
  • Grill'd Healthy Burgers near the Darling harbour serves healthy burgers under AU$15. As a college student there is nothing that appeals more than the words healthy, cheap and burger leave alone used in the same sentence. Open from 11:00 am --- 10:00 pm on all days.

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These coffee chains are prevalent all around the city.

  • Gloria Jeans Coffees
  • Jamaica Blue
  • The Coffee Club


Fresh and trending!


These drugstores have several branches in and around Chicago, visit thier websites to know which one you're closest to.

  • Chemist Warehouse
  • Pulse Pharmacy

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Convenience Stores(Grocery/Supermarket)

Popular amongst students and locals alike, there are a lot of branches around Melbourne for these stores.

  • 7-Eleven
  • IGA X-press

Clothing (women & men)

  • H&M: All over the city.
  • T-Bar: All over the city
  • Best And Less: Devlin Street
  • Big Bargain Fashion: George Street
  • Paper Scissors: George Street


We're sure you miss the comfort of home.

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Most of the time, you'll find this basic amenity at home or in your apartment building, incase you don't ..

  • Sydney City Laundry Services in Surry Hills
  • St Mary's Coin Laundry at St Marys
  • Bright n' White Laundry & Dry Cleaners at Huntsville
  • LP Laundry Services at Waterloo

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Food Delivery

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