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cheong fatt tze mansion penang
Asia Destinations Malaysia

Discover the Penang Peranakans in George Town

Opulent mansions, elaborate clothing, succulent dishes, and a culture wholly unique to Penang. If you don’t experience the Peranakan culture in George Town, you haven’t totally experienced Penang. Who are the Penang Peranakans? The Peranakans are Straits-born, Chinese descendants who…

traveller kate mackay
Travel Insights

How to Travel by Kate Mackay

Ever wondered why Aussies travel large chunks of the world for long periods of time? Have you never looked at a map? We’re seriously far from everything. Sure we’ve got New Zealand (hey friends!). But for those in Sydney and…

byron bay
Australia Destinations

6 Reasons Why Byron Bay Deserves its Popularity

Byron Bay. Bay of Byron. Australia’s easternmost town. Clothing optional. Shoes unfashionable, if people here really gave a damn about fashion (which they don’t). The mode du jour: hippy, free-loving, rainbow tie-dye hemp drapings. A tropical town of balconied…

white night melbourne
Australia

How to Survive White Night Melbourne

At seven in the evening, the bells begin to jingle. St Paul’s leads the charge, but dozens of extra installations chime in. They herald the start of White Night Melbourne, a dusk-till-dawn feat of neon artistry. The epicentre of…

portrait of james treacher from turiocity
Travel Insights

Portrait of a Traveller: James Treacher

Welcome to the first of my ‘Portrait of a Traveller’ series, guys. One of the joys of travel is getting to know the unusual array of personalities you encounter. Well, this travel portraits series provide a postcard snapshot of the…

amsterdam
Destinations Europe Netherlands

The diversity of Amsterdam

Women clad in black lingerie stand behind velvet-curtained windows. They pick at their nails, text on their phones or leer at the shifty passersby. Everyone wants to peek at the near-naked ladies, but all are too polite to stop…