Let bygones be bygones and make Champions Mile a Doncaster double

Dan Excel (Weichong Marwing) holds on to win last year's Champions Mile, in a race which only featured two international runners - English galloper Penitent and Kiwi veteran King Mufhasa. Photos: Kenneth Chan

Racing New South Wales’ revamped autumn carnival “The Championships” has been derided by some for its lack of overseas interest – and the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Champions Mile has had its critics, too.

Friday, 28 February, 2014, 10:32am

Sydney Harbour Bridge to be repainted after 81 years

Iconic Harbour Bridge is getting a facelift. Photo: Tourism Australia

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is to have its biggest makeover since 1932, with a new coat of paint that will take two years to complete, the New South Wales state government said yesterday. The bridge, which links the northern and central parts of the city and is one of the world's most recognisable symbols, will be sanded back to bare steel and repainted for the first time in its 81-year history.

31 May 2013 - 4:01am

Buyers swoop in on Sydney

Buying restrictions in Hong Kong and a weakened Australian dollar have prompted local investors to look at Sydney's property market. Photo: Getty Images/Ingram Publishing

Sdney might be joining New York, London and Hong Kong as world cities with the most expensive housing. That's the Aussie buzz following a white-hot, late-autumn auction period, where even "a dilapidated terrace with rotting carpets and holes in the ceiling" was auctioned for A$800,000 (HK$6.01 million).

29 May 2013 - 3:21am

45-year sentence for Sydney man who raped, killed student

The court saw this picture of the accused with the suitcase

An Australian man who raped and strangled his Indian student neighbour and threw her body into a canal in a suitcase was jailed yesterday for 45 years for the "horrifying" murder.

18 May 2013 - 5:07am

Packer names British architect for casino on iconic Sydney site

Crown Sydney will be instantly recognisable around the world

Australian tycoon James Packer has picked a British firm to design his proposed billion-dollar casino for Asian high-rollers in Sydney, saying yesterday it will be "instantly recognisable around the world".

17 May 2013 - 2:59am

Temperature hits all-time record in Sydney

A revised Australian Bureau of Meteorology Interactive Weather and Wave Forecast Map shows deeper colours added to reflect the ever-incresing intensity of heat in the country. Photo: EPA

Temperatures in Sydney hit their highest level on record on Friday, with the mercury in Australia’s biggest city reaching 45.8 degrees Celsius in the mid-afternoon.

18 Jan 2013 - 4:56pm

Artist Alex Ma's duplicitous tale of two cities

Artist Alex Ma

Photographer Alex Ma, 61, is a cheat, and he wants you to know it.

"I'm cheating your eyes," said the Hong Kong-born, Australia-based artist, who is back this week for a solo show in the design gallery at Polytechnic University in Hung Hom.

13 Jan 2013 - 2:26pm

More Chinese say g'day to Australia

Chinese visitors are giving the Australian tourism industry a boost as arrivals from Britain and the US stagnate. Photo: AFP

Yin Qiang, a technology manager from Beijing, travelled from Australia's Gold Coast to Melbourne before climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge with his wife. Next time, they might see a show at the city's iconic Opera House.

28 Dec 2012 - 4:14am

Chinese theme park 'mecca' planned for Australia

Officials say the planned Australian Chinese Theme Park could rival the popularity of Sydney Opera House as a tourist draw.

Build it, and they will come. That appears to be the logic behind a planned A$500 million (HK$4 billion) Chinese theme park in Australia - an ambitious project officials say could rival the popularity of Sydney Opera House as a tourist draw.

4 Dec 2012 - 6:32am 4 comments

Short Soccer, November, 12, 2012

Malaga's Oguchi Onyewu dribbles away from Sociedad's Xabi Prieto. Photo: AFP

Malaga miss out on chance to go third

12 Nov 2012 - 6:25am

Packer’s high-roller Sydney casino moves closer

James Packer. Photo: Dickson Lee

James Packer’s plan to build a US$1 billion casino without slot machines in Sydney has moved a step closer, with the mogul confident of luring Asian high-rollers who enjoy the “rush” of gambling.

26 Oct 2012 - 4:27pm

Pacific Bondi Beach exceeds expectations

Last month’s headline making launch of the Pacific Bondi Beach residential project in Sydney has been credited as the city’s most successful apartment sale campaign since the global financial crisis. The simultaneous launch in Sydney and Hong Kong far exceeded all expectations, with 74 of the 76 apartments in the first stage sold within just a few hours.

19 Oct 2012 - 1:52pm

Hot spots: The Darling, Sydney

Hot spots: The Darling, Sydney

31 Aug 2012 - 7:02pm



1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Sydney vies to be latest offshore yuan market

Australia is holding preliminary talks with Hong Kong and Beijing about establishing an offshore yuan market in Sydney to serve the demands of growing Sino-Australia trade and boost the currency's global standing.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am