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Dinosaur Discovery

Something big is coming to Marina Square this January….

Enjoy a FREE display of animatronic and fibreglass dinosaurs roaming Marina Square.

Plus, dig for dinosaur fossils in our craft station on Level One, daily between 11am and 2pm.

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Christmas Trading Hours

We are open the following hours this Christmas!

FRI 24 DEC Christmas Eve
9am – 7pm

SAT 25 DEC Christmas Day
CLOSED

SUN 26 DEC Boxing Day
10am – 6pm

MON 27 DEC 
10am – 6pm

SAT 1 JAN New Year’s Day
10am – 6pm

Please check with individual stores regarding specific hours.

COLES TRADING HOURS CHRISTMAS 2021

TUES 21 DEC
6am – Midnight

WED 22 DEC
6am – Midnight

THURS 23 DEC
6am – Midnight

FRI 24 DEC Christmas Eve
6am – Midnight

SAT 25 DEC Christmas Day
CLOSED

SUN 26 DEC Boxing Day
8am – 11pm

MON 27 DEC 
7am – 10pm

SAT 1 JAN New Year’s Day
8am – 10pm

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Christmas Entertainment

There is plenty to entertain the young, and young at heart this Christmas.

 

Sat 11 Dec

  • Mrs Claus Storytelling 11am – 2pm
  • Hip Hop Elves 11am – 2pm
  • LED Ballerinas 5pm – 8pm

 

Sun 12 Dec

  • Roving Santa and Santa Helper 11am – 3pm
  • Gingerbread Man Character Suit with Christmas Hostess 11am – 2pm

 

Sat 18 Dec

  • Angel Stilt Duo 11am – 2pm
  • Carollers 5pm – 8pm

 

Sun 19 Dec

  • Roving Santa and Santa Helper 11am – 3pm
  • Led Snowflake Duo on Roller-skates 5pm – 8pm

 

Mon 20 Dec

  • Rudolph Red Nosed Reindeer Character Suit with Christmas Hostess 11am – 2pm
  • Tapping Reindeer 11am – 2pm

 

Tue 21 Dec

  • Dancing Elves & Ballerina en Pointe 11am – 2pm
  • Christmas Craft 11am – 1pm

 

Wed 22 Dec

  • Tapping Toy soldiers 11am – 2pm
  • Carollers 5pm – 8pm

 

Thu 23 Dec

  • Mrs Claus Storytelling 11am – 2pm
  • Frosty Character Suit with Christmas Hostess 11am – 2pm
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Christmas Gift With Purchase

Celebrate Christmas with Marina Square. Indulge in little moments that bring lots of cheer.

We have an entertainment schedule sure to delight children and adults alike, plus a Gift with Purchase we think you will love!

GIFT WITH PURCHASE – 6 December to 19 December, or while stocks last

Spend $50 in one day at any specialty store* and you can claim a fun animal face cup!

There are 4 to collect – Panda, Bear, Cat + Dog with 2 available each week. Can you collect all 4?

Week One (6 to 12 December) – Panda and Bear
Week Two (13 to 19 December) – Cat and Dog

Take your receipt(s) to the promo counter or to the Centre Management Office on Level One if the counter is unattended. The promo counter will be operation for limited hours each day. You may save your receipts and claim at any time during the promo period.

There is a limit of one gift per customer per day, and one of each design per customer.

* Specialty stores exclude Coles, Liquorland and Anytime Fitness. Up to 3 receipts can be combined.

GIFT WITH PURCHASE – ANIMAL FACE CUPS

Terms and Conditions

  1. Customers must spend $50 in a single day at a Marina Square specialty store (not Coles, Anytime Fitness or Liquorland). Up to 3 receipts can be combined to make $50.
  2. Customers must bring 3 receipts from the same day to the promo counter (or Centre Management Office) to claim their gift.
  3. The receipts do not have to be from the same day they are claiming but must be within the competition period (6 – 19 December).
  4. Customers can choose between the Panda and Bear (Week one) or the Cat and Dog (week two). They can only claim one per day, and only one of each kind e.g. if they claim a panda on one day, they can claim a bear the next day but not on the same day.
  5. Receipts can only be used once.
  6. Receipts must be stamped once used to claim a gift.
  7. Quantities are strictly limited and while stocks last.
  8. Staff of Marina Square retailers are not eligible to claim.
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How to Make your own Mooncakes!

Mooncakes are a vital part of the Mid-Autumn Festival, a Chinese lunar celebration that’s existed for thousands of years. The ancient emperors used to worship the moon in autumn. Afterwards, people would pay tribute to the bright moon during the Mid-Autumn Festival, which takes place on the 15th day of the lunar calendar’s eighth month – when the moon is thought to be at its brightest.

SBS Food’s Angie Cui shares her recipe for Mooncakes below.

Lotus mooncakes with salted egg yolks

Makes 10-12 mini mooncakes

Mooncakes are indispensable during the Mid-Autumn festival. A full moon symbolises prosperity and family reunions.

Ingredients

Dough

60 g golden syrup (you can substitute with maple syrup)
¼ tsp lye water (also known as alkaline water, kansui, or potassium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate solution)
2 tsp vegetable oil
¼ cup cake flour (if not available, substitute with 1 cup of plain flour)

Filling

10 salted egg yolks (you can vary the filling and use half the yolks and more lotus paste if you prefer)
220 g store-bought lotus paste or red bean paste

1. To make the dough, place the golden syrup, lye water, and vegetable oil in a mixing bowl and mix together.
2.  Add flour to the bowl and mix until it forms a pebbly dough and the ingredients have combined.
3. Cover the dough with cling wrap and refrigerate for 30-45 minutes.
4. To make each mooncake filling, create a small ball around 35g or 2 tsp–2½ tsp in size, by enveloping each salted egg yolk with a layer of lotus paste. Roll into a ball. Set aside.
5. For each mooncake, scoop about 1 tsp of dough and roll it between two plastic sheets, so it’s around 8 to 9 cm in diameter.
6. Place a ball of filling in the centre and fold the dough around the ball. Gently push, press, and squeeze the dough, holding the ball securely in your palm, until the dough gradually covers the ball of filling. The firmer your filling, the easier this will be.
7. Place the mooncake ball into your mould and turn it upright on your surface. Press the plunger down onto the mooncake until you feel resistance – this imprints the decorative pattern onto the dough. Lift the mooncake mould off the table and use the plunger to push the mooncake out.
8. When you finish forming the mooncakes, bake them at 180˚C for 6-8 minutes until the surface starts to firm up.
9. Remove the mooncakes from the oven and brush the surface of each mooncake with egg wash.
10. Bake for another 10 minutes or until golden brown.
11. Remove the cake from the oven to cool at room temperature.
12. Transfer the mooncakes to an airtight container and keep for 2-3 days, so the pastry softens and develops a glossy sheen before serving.

Note: Salted egg yolks and lotus paste can be found at Asian grocers and select supermarkets (lotus paste is available in different flavours – including green tea).

Source: https://www.sbs.com.au/food/article/2020/09/27/how-make-your-own-mooncakes

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Temporary Trading Hours

Some Marina Square retailers are open for reduced hours while Covid-19 Restrictions apply. Please see below for any changes.

Akira Sushi Normal Trading Hours
Billbergia Sales Office Normal Trading Hours
Bosphorus Turkish Street Food Normal Trading Hours
Bulpan 12:00pm – 7:30pm
Burger Point 11.00am – 8.30pm 7 days a week
Chatime Normal Trading Hours
Chicken V 11:30am – 8:30pm
Coles 7:00am – 8.30pm 7 days a week
Harbourside Health As per usual
Kyo-Ya CLOSED temporarily
Lab Kitchen Mon – Sat 7.00am –  8.00pm Sun 7.00am – 5.00pm
Leaf Café Normal Trading Hours
Marina Square Butcher Normal Trading Hours
Marina Square Seafood 9.00am – 8.00pm 7 days a week
Mimo 11.00am – 9.30pm 7 days a week
Miss Specs Appeal Normal Trading Hours
Pho Joy 11:00am  -7:30pm
Priceline Pharmacy Normal Trading Hours
Roll House Normal Trading Hours
Rose Espresso Normal Trading Hours
Smelly Cheescake Normal Trading Hours
Supercharged News Normal Trading Hours
The Dancing Bear 12.00pm – 8.30pm 7 days a week
Wentworth Point Laundromat Normal Trading Hours
Zetciti 8.00am – 8.00pm 7 days a week
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Covid 19 Update // 13 August 2021

We have been informed by NSW Heath that customers who have tested positive for COVID-19 visited Marina Square as follows:

Saturday 31 July
* Coles between 5:05pm and 5:35pm
* Leaf Café between 8.45am and 9.00am

Wednesday 4 August
* Akira Sushi between 11.15am and 11.20am.
* Coles between 11:05am and 11:20am
* Priceline Pharmacy between 11.00am and 11.10am

Friday 6 August
* Rose Espresso between 9.15am and 9.30am
* Priceline Pharmacy between 9.25am and 9.50am

Saturday 7 August
* Coles between 12.50pm and 1.50pm

NSW Health have advised that people visiting these stores during this period have been identified as a casual contact. In line with current NSW Health recommendations, anyone who attended this venue is a casual contact and must get tested and self-isolate until they receive a negative result.

Wear a mask around others and limit your movements until you get another negative result. You should continue to monitor for symptoms and if any symptoms occur, get tested again.

We wish to assure you that the health and safety of our customers remains our primary consideration and we are increasing the frequency of the antibacterial cleaning of touchpoints and surfaces within the centre .

We remain open for your everyday shopping needs however we recommend all customers to please wear a mask. We ask all customers if they are feeling unwell to remain at home and get tested.

We recommend that all customers keep up to date with the advice of NSW Health via their website or through the NSW Government COVID-19 website:
NSW Health – www.health.nsw.gov.au
NSW Government COVID-19 – https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19
If you wish to speak to someone, you can call the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.

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Covid 19 Update // 09 August 2021

We have been informed by NSW Heath that a customer who has tested positive for COVID-19 visited Marina Square on Saturday 31 July.

The customer visited:

* Leaf Cafe between 8.45am and 9.00am.

* Coles between 5:05pm and 5:35pm.

NSW Health have advised that people visiting these stores during this period have been identified as a casual contact. In line with current NSW Health recommendations, anyone who attended this venue is a casual contact and must get tested and self-isolate until they receive a negative result.

Wear a mask around others and limit your movements until you get another negative result. You should continue to monitor for symptoms and if any symptoms occur, get tested again.

We wish to assure you that the health and safety of our customers remains our primary consideration and we are increasing the frequency of the antibacterial cleaning of touchpoints and surfaces within the centre .We remain open for your everyday shopping needs however we recommend all customers to please wear a mask. We ask all customers if they are feeling unwell to remain at home and get tested.

We recommend that all customers keep up to date with the advice of NSW Health via their website or through the NSW Government COVID-19 website:

NSW Health – www.health.nsw.gov.au

NSW Government COVID-19 – https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19

If you wish to speak to someone, you can call the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.

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Covid 19 Update // 28 July 2021

We have been informed by NSW Heath that a customer who has tested positive for COVID-19 visited Marina Square on Saturday 24 July.

The customer visited:
* Coles between 9:15am and 10:05am.
* Smelly Cheesecake between 9.25am and 9.35am.

NSW Health have advised that people visiting these stores during this period have been identified as a casual contact. In line with current NSW Health recommendations, anyone who attended this venue is a casual contact and must get tested and self-isolate until they receive a negative result. If your date of exposure at this venue occurred in last 4 days, you must get another test on day 5 from the date of exposure. Wear a mask around others and limit your movements until you get another negative result. You should continue to monitor for symptoms and if any symptoms occur, get tested again.

We wish to assure you that the health and safety of our customers remains our primary consideration and a full deep clean of the centre will be conducted following this incident.

We remain open for your everyday shopping needs however we recommend all customers to please wear a mask. We ask all customers if they are feeling unwell to remain at home and get tested.

We recommend that all customers keep up to date with the advice of NSW Health via their website or through the NSW Government COVID-19 website:

NSW Health – www.health.nsw.gov.au

NSW Government COVID-19 – https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19

If you wish to speak to someone, you can call the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.

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Easter Fun at Marina Square

Saturday 3 April

Kids Workshop: Create a Marshmallow Bunny and Decorate an Easter Egg biscuit.

The workshop will be located on Level One, there is no need to book.

11.00am – 2.00pm

 

Saturday 3 April

Meet the Easter Bunny

10.00am – 10.30am, 11.00am-11.30am, 12.00pm-12.30pm

 

Sunday 4 April

Easter Sunday Sweet Station.

Visit Marina Square on Easter Sunday for brunch or lunch and enjoy a sweet treat from our Easter themed lolly cart.

11.00am – 2.00pm