Win a trip for two to Sydney by reading The Life digital magazine

A trip for two to Sydney is up for grabs. To stand a chance to win it, download a copy of the latest issue of digital magazine The Life, read Straits Times food critic Wong Ah Yoke's cover story on Sydney restaurants, and answer a simple question related to it.

The prize includes tickets for two to Sydney on ScootBiz for a three-night stay and a A$200 (S$225) voucher for Chiswick Restaurant, one of the restaurants featured in the story.

What's special about the Chiswick is that like the other restaurants in the story, it serves the freshest local produce from its own garden. Dishes to look forward to at the eatery include a delicious Crispy Fried Quail that is marinated with lime, shallot and ginger, and the Roast Pork Belly that is perfumed with shallot oil.

In addition to the Sydney trip, five other readers will each get $100 in shopping vouchers from The Straits Times. Winners will be informed via e-mail. The contest closes on Oct 19.

Also in the latest issue of The Life, read about top lawyer Lee Suet-Fern's 18-year love affair with quilting. The senior director and founder of Stamford Law Corporation has honed her craft well enough that two of her quilts will compete in the finals at the International Quilt Festival Houston, one of the largest quilting events in the world, later this month.

Other stories to look out for: a profile of flamboyant Hong Kong art gallery doyenne Pearl Lam; a visit to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in Hunan that apparently inspired the floating Hallelujah Mountain of Avatar, the 2009 Oscar-winning epic directed by James Cameron; and a Q&A with famed artist Hiroshi Sugimoto, 66, who photographs, writes, designs and produces traditional Japanese performances.

To get your copy of The Life, download The Straits Times Star from App Store or Google Play for your iPad or Android device. Get The Life magazine inside the app. It is free, along with previous issues of the magazine. The Life is optimised for iPads and Android tablets.