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October 17, 2016

Places For Lowest Priced Clothing in Sydney

Sydney has some of the best shopping precincts in the country. It has everything from high-end to High street, from Vintage to Brand- new, from designer to Street shopping. When it comes to shopping in Sydney for low prices, Bargains are everywhere- you just need to look. Whether you love bargains or just love to window shop, Sydney offers the best retail windfalls suitable to each ones styles, preferences and budgets.

Do you want the best retail brand for a fraction of a cost of the original retail price then I’d suggest having a look at the factory outlet stores of Sydney. Factory outlets are one of the best places to shop as they sell discounted items. Some of the clothes may be last season, but still it doesn’t hurt to have a look.

In Sydney, the best bargain hunt begins in Chinatown, typically in Market city and Paddy’s market.

Market city in Chinatown

13668051Just 2 minutes away from the Central station is a vibrant shopping center, located right above Paddy’s. It is the only factory outlet store in the city center. Market city has heaps of discounted clothing and accessories inspired by Asian fashion. It offers some really low prices for good brands. But you can expect fashion from last season or older. Market city is also famous for its food court, which has a wide variety of international cuisines, mainly from all over Asia. I bet you wont go hungry and will return home with a full tummy and hands full of stylish clothing.

 

 

Paddy’s market

Paddy’s market is the best place to buy cheap accessories, clothing, bags, and souvenirs. It sells a wide range of products from fresh produce grocery to home ware, imitation bags, jewellery, sunglasses, fancy beach towels, etc. You can let your imagination run wild, as whatever you can think of will be able to find it here. You can go lost in rows and rows of the market as they all sell similar items. It is a popular market amongst locals and a tourist destination; hence a handy tip would be to not hesitate while bargaining and negotiating. There is a lot of different stuff here to keep every family member happy.

Address: Market City, Hay St & Thomas Street, Sydney NSW 2000

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The next best places to shop are factory outlets. Some of the best factory outlet points are –

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The Birkenhead Point

It is Sydney’s largest outlet center with over 120 premium outlets. It has all kind of brands such as Nike, Calvin Klein, Puma, Cotton-on, FCUK, Forever New, etc. Its located at Drummoyne, on the water of Sydney Harbour near the Iron Cove Bridge. You can shop till you drop while enjoying spectacular views. It’s a small 10 min bus ride from Town Station.

Address: 19 Roseby St, Drummoyne NSW 2047

 

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DFO Homebush

Located at Sydney Olympic Park and approximately 15 kms away from the City Center, this outlet can offer you discounts up to 70% on some brands. It can be a heaven for shopaholics with huge brands even offering sales throughout the year on new arrivals. They have over 100 stores spread across 2 levels. You can buy lifestyle products such as home ware, electrical goods, sports goods and fashion products. I am not very sure if this store makes me happy or sad, as I do get everything I need here, but at the same time, it does make a big hole in my pocket.

Address: 3-5 Underwood Road Homebush NSW 2140

Alexandria Factory Outlets

Alexandria is a suburb in Sydney and very well known by the locals for its array of factory outlet brands. Alexandria and img_8293Waterloo are every bargain hunter’s drecotton-on-factory-outlet-photo-1am for inner suburb shopping. There are factory outlet stores for some big brands of Australia such as, Sea Folly, Wittner, SportsCraft, Diesel, Cotton-on, Puma, New Balance, etc. The shops are spread out mainly on two streets- McEvoy Street and Botany Road. This suburb shopping can be accessible both by train and bus if you intend to use public transport. The nearest station is Green Square. It’s a good way of shopping and promotes health too as there is plenty of walking involved.

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Pop up sales

Well this may be new to many outsiders, but Sydney has some of the best pop-up sales all around the year. Pop-up stores are a trend of short- term sale spaces- temporary retail shops. They can be anything for a period of 1 day to 3 months. They are stores of different brands that literally pop-up out of nowhere and sell products on huge discounts. If you are lucky, you can get up-to 90% off on merchandise. Unfortunately, as they are pop-ups I wont be able to give you an exact address here, but you can always Google it. Just type “Pop-Up sales Sydney” or “Warehouse Sale Sydney” and find endless pages of different brands and locations. If you are someone who is constantly purchasing and in love with big brands, then I’d suggest to check out the pop up stores information on Google from time to time. Though there is a very good website you can look at for timely sales. i.e. http://www.missyconfidential.com.au/

 

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Glebe Market

Glebe market has been one of the most popular and established Saturday markets in Inner West’s suburbs for many years. It is on every Saturday from 10 a.m to 4 p.m at Glebe Point Road. Glebe Market stalls feature independent items such as vintage clothes, jewellery, hats, bags, second hand shoes, retro- accessories, second-hand Cd’s etc. Listen to some amazing live music near the good food area and make a great day out. Be prepared and don’t be afraid to look through heaps and heaps of second hand stuff, as you never know you may be able to come away with a very collectible item.

Address: Glebe Public School, Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037

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Kmart

kmartThis may seem obvious, but its surprising to know how many outsiders don’t know about this. Kmart is the place you can find cheap and stylish clothing for the entire family. They don’t have any known brands and mostly, specialise in their home brand clothing. You’d be able to find a pair of women’s jeans for as low as 15 AUD or stylish women dresses for 20 AUD. These can be easily accessorised with the wide collection of accessories they have in store and you can’t resist those with their rock bottom prices. Kmart stocks absolutely everything for the lowest prices available, like a toaster for $10 or artificial garden plants for as low as $15, Bed sheets for single bed $15, etc. Kmart has many stores all across Sydney, find out your nearest store by using Store Locator-Kmart.

September 26, 2016

Best Places to buy your groceries in Sydney for Cheap

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Sydney is a magnificent city that is undoubtedly among the world’s most iconic cities. With lively surroundings and striking attraction, Sydney also houses the largest immigrant population in Australia. Every year, thousands of aspiring students and professionals enter Sydney, in hope to make their dreams a reality, and the city offers them back with love and quality living. Accommodation and transportation can take a toll on your bank balance when you live in a city like Sydney, and one needs to go on a planned budget to avoid making horrendous financial mistakes.

Groceries are very important part of our living, and if not budgeted, it can cost around 200 AUD for two people every week. To avoid making grocery shopping mistakes, there are certain places in Sydney where you can buy fresh produce without burning a hole in your pocket.

With experience and careful observation, following listed is created to help you grocery shop in the best places in Sydney and stay on your budget and health plans.

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  • Woolworths

Woolworths is a grocery/supermarket chain Australia wide. They sell everything from groceries to DVDs, stationery, skincare, Magazines, etc. It is a one stop shop for all that you need. You can find Woolworths in most malls and they also operate on stand alone stores. The best way to find the closest Woolworths is to check out their website or do a google search on Woolworths locator or download the app.

It is a grocery store where you can buy fresh fruits, veggies, and supplies at the cheapest rates. Well defined aisles and proper segregation of products will make the whole shopping experience easy and will help you to stay on your grocery budget.

 

  • Paddy’s Marketinside-paddys-market-wwwdiarystarcom

Situated on the Thomas Street, Paddy’s market is known as one of the most visited and largest supermarkets in Sydney. It has a wide selection of products at reasonable cost, along with availability of fresh produce. Park on the street or chose public transport, as there is no availability of free parking.

Address: Market City, Hay St & Thomas Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

 

 

  • ALDI Super marketaldi_1

This is a discounted supermarket that offers grocery products at highly competitive rates. Whether you want to shop for food or your daily essentials, you can easily get high quality items at low prices. Aldi is a smaller chain of supermarket/ grocery store than compared to bigger brands such as Woolworths or Coles. But again they have plenty of stores and you can easily locate the closest store by visiting their store locator online.

 

 

 

  • Coles coles

Coles is a very similar supermarket/grocery chain to Woolworths, except some brands of particular food items may vary. Coles and Woolworths are competitors so off course their prices are very similar. Sometimes on particular products the prices can even be the same. Its a good idea to check out their websites as well to see the best daily deal available and then compare it to other brands. Inside a shopping mall, you can get to your destination in five minutes. From liquor, fish, and butcher, to bakery and fruits, you can get everything at reasonable cost here.

Again, the closest store can be located through their store locator website.

  • Maloneys Grocerlogo-1

Considered as one of the best grocery store in the area, it has almost every food item in its freshest form available for purchase. You may find it a bit more expensive than supermarkets, but will still keep you in budget for healthy meals.

Address; 4/490 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

 

 

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  • Fratelli Fresh

This is a restaurant plus grocery store where you can buy fresh produce at reasonable rates, and enjoy a lazy afternoon with beer and authentic Italian food.

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This grocery store is packed with all the essentials you might require, along with excellent range of fruits, vegetables, and other gourmet food.

Do your weekly grocery shopping at these locations, and you will always end up with a kitchen filled with healthy foods without tripping your bank balance.

 

September 23, 2016

6 Things You Should Do in Your First Week after You Move to a New Country

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When you move to a new country, there are plenty of ups and downs, emotionally and mentally that a person has to go through to deal with the sudden change. Many spend the first week of their shift stressing about the things they don’t know about the country and worrying about the future. If you’re someone who is currently going to through something similar, know that there are more productive ways to make your international move comfortable and successful.

Here are the six most important things you should do in the first week after you move to a new country-

  1. Find Affordable Accommodationmoving1

If you have not done that already, finding a place that you can call home is important to make your transition comfortable and pleasing. Most of the immigrants are on a tight budget during the initial stages of their shift, and you should look for an accommodation that is affordable and is close to basic amenities like the grocery store and transportation.

 

 

 

  1. Get Familiar with the New Transportation Systemtickettypes                        

The mode of transportation in a new country is most of the times different, and you should spend some time getting acquainted with the cheapest and easiest option. Research on the best ways to get to your work or college, and don’t immediately plan to get a car.

 

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  1. Open a Bank Account

Having a bank account is important in any country. This will be the source where all your money transactions will take place, and you should have a safe position in a bank to keep your cash. Visit a local bank and open your bank account in the first week of your move.

 

  1. Apply for MediCare (For Permanent Residents Only)medicare-card-pic-edited

In Australia, permanent resident citizens are eligible for government initiated medical care schemes like MediCare. Most of the developed countries have a similar platform, to make medicines and medical attention more affordable for the citizens. If you’re a permanent resident, you should apply for your MediCare.

 

 

 

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  1. Know More about Affordable Grocery Stores

Grocery shopping is the most basic amenities of our everyday lives, and if not budgeted, it can cost you big bucks every week. To buy cheap and healthy, you should spend time researching on the various grocery stores around you, where you can get affordable and fresh produce.

 

 

  1. Get a SIM Card1424934311035

Regardless of your location in the world, to stay connected with your fellow countrymen and loved ones back at home, you will require a phone number. Whether you want to connect with your friends, or waiting for a call back on an interview, you should register yourself for a SIM card and get the best plan within seven days of your move.

Uprooting your whole life and shifting to a foreign land where you’re unfamiliar with the culture and people can get difficult and frustrating. To make your transition as easy and comfortable as possible, you should get your affairs in order by performing these essential tasks within the first week of your move.

Good Luck!

September 20, 2016

Places to buy university text books for cheaper price in Sydney

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Sydney is a beautiful metropolitan city. But living in a metropolitan city comes with its pros and cons, just like any other major city in the world.  If you’re a student going to university, you have limited funds and lots of things to do. So cutting corners and saving up is a priority for some.
One of the major costs going to university is text books and course material, with the costs for textbooks and related course material as high as $1,200 or more a year. With the price of textbooks increasing – in the decade to 2013, the price of textbooks worldwide increased by 82%, roughly triple the price on inflation – they are becoming less accessible to students. It makes sense to have options for renting them or exchange them in which case you’re actually effectively sharing the costs with fellow students.

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  1. Library – While sitting in one place for hours with your face deep in a book might not be an exciting idea it is a novel one! High demand text books are often made available for brief periods, so you better plan this ahead of time.

 

 

2. Shop around – Unlike olden times now text books are found easily online. Some of the websites where you can buy or rent textbooks at a great bargains are

Zookal– allows you to buy, rent new or old books and allows you to sell your books too!

StudentVIP – Claims to be Australia’s biggest online textbook market, allowing its users to buy and sell textbooks.

Jekkle –  buy or rent textbooks

Coop.com – allows you to sell and exchange books

Gumtree.com

 

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  1. Download open source content – There are often on campus stores that sell reused books and accept them from students for a lower price too, so one can always sell their old books to make up for the next one that needs to be bought. Many times though the older books have much lesser value if there are new editions coming out each year.

 

 

4. Check campus notice boards- Always check the university notice boards as many notices about used books by previous students are posted there. They are usually pretty cheap. Make sure you locate the notice boards at your local campus. Alternatively you can also go to other universities and check their notice boards too!

September 20, 2016

Cheap eats for people who have newly moved to Sydney

I don’t really like the word “cheap eats” much, at least when I’m referring to food that is not processed in a whole lot of machines and doesn’t come out looking like blobs of pink, red or green. Usually the term is used to refer to small joints, hidden away in alleyways or tiny corners where from you can only get real food, but my dislike for the term aside, we’re going to discuss some amazingly small places where you get amazing food. Like a good old mom and pop joint making the food they ate as kids, served their kids and their grand kids and hopefully their great grandkids too. These are places that care about what goes on your plate than the plate itself or the room freshener used or the paintings on the wall. They’re plain and simple all about food! And there’s nothing better than getting a well prepared meal in a small hidden away place that couldn’t care less for a big signboard.

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Sydney is a potpourri of cultures, being a metropolitan city with a wide range of ethnic backgrounds, you can find almost any kind of food here.

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Balkan Oven Bakery Café – Massive pies, stuffed with minced beef accompanied by a glass of buttermilk will make your tummy thank you a thousand times and those taste buds, oh don’t ask! Enjoy  Macedonian coffee prepared in copper pots to give your adrenalin the right kick while you sit on one of the tables outside.

Address: Shop 2,1-3 King St, Rockdale NSW 2216

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Bovine & Swine Barbecue Co –  If you love beef, you have to try the beef brisket here, into which goes a good twelve hours of love and care, while the meat cooks on low and slow on Australian ironbark until it is soft and  you can pull it with a gentle tug.  The restaurant has a day and a night menu; by day serving brisket and chopped pork on sandwiches and by night unfolding an expanded menu of whole chickens, ribs  and pulled lamb.

Address: 92 Enmore Rd, Newtown NSW 2042

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Casa do Benfica – Didn’t  I tell you that Sydney is a melting pot of cultures? Who would have known there’d be a Portuguese restaurant hidden away in a tennis court? Right? A hall decked with Lisbon’s Benfica memorabilia. Garlic prawns to arouse your taste buds, round hand cut potato chips to satisfy your carb needs and salted codfish or grilled cuttlefish to fill you up. What else? This place has live music on weekends! Don’t forget the dancing shoes.

Address: Marrickville and District Hardcourt Tennis Club Ltd, Henson Park, Centennial St, Marrickville NSW 2204

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Chum Tang

These guys have a nice salad and snack menu for North and North Eastern Thai spiciness. Be it crunchy Isaan chicken wings or raw beef salad or papaya salad (high on spice) with eggplant in Thai spices. Whats more? This place has a train station waiting room theme! Didn’t I tell you small places have more flavour

Address: Chatswood Interchange, P4/436 Victoria Ave, Chatswood NSW 2067

 

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Do Dee Paidang – If you’re a fan of Tom Yum soups, this is your spot, chewy glass noodles in a glass of hot and sour soup topped with fried wantons could very well become your favourite lunch. You could also try their Thai spicy sausages and pork neck skewers.

Address: 37 Ultimo Rd, Haymarket NSW 2000

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Faheem’s  Fast Food  – Think about India and you think of pungent spices and curries and flatbreads and roasted meats. This place serves some really nice tandoori chicken, made fresh in the tandoor (clay oven). Vegetarians have a choice from eleven delicious Indian – Pakistani themed dishes.

Address: 194-196 Enmore Rd, Enmore NSW 2042

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Chatkazz – This is a strictly vegetarian joint. You can order anything from a dosa to a north indian stuffed flatbread to a cross cultural dish called Bombay Chinese. If you’re craving some good Indian curry go for the Chole Bhature (chickpea curry served with  leavened flatbread). They are known to have a sweets shop around the corner too.

Address: 4/14-20 Station St E, Harris Park NSW 2150

August 16, 2016

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