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jetstar MAGAZINE

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contents APRIL 2017

Meet Innika Choo

EXPERIENCE

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08 I WHAT’S ON 10 I NEWS 14 I MY PLACE Designer Innika Choo’s Bali

Curious collections

18 I HOW-TO Tackle Singapore’s chilli crab

20 I IMBIBE Classic cocktails get a rerun

22 I FOOD TREND

64-78 I DESTINATION OF THE MONTH Paradise in the Cook Islands

80 I THE OLD WAYS Japan’s ancient pilgrim trails

88 I THE ALOHA SPIRIT Discover Hawaii’s retro vibe

95 I GOING IT ALONE The joys of solo travel

101 I GORGE-OUS

Vegan food goes mainstream

The Northern Territory’s Nitmiluk National Park

25 I BITE-SIZE CITY GUIDE

114 ITHE WINDY CITY

Discover Ho Chi Minh City

29 I BEAUTY ON THE FLY Smart supermarket finds

30 I STYLE Take to the skies in style

32 I SUITS YOU Pull off the winter woolly

Forge new paths

54 I IN FULL BLOOM It’s cherry blossom season!

16 I THE SHORTLIST

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EXPLORE

35 I MOTHER’S DAY Cool gifts she’ll love

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Wonderful Wellington

121 I SNOW GUIDE Great ideas for snow breaks

128-136 I GOLD COAST Check out the hip south side

139 I KIDDING AROUND Fun for the school holidays

176 I BACKPAGE Tales from row 57

38 I HEALTH Exercise your inner mermaid

40 I GET THE LOOK Small and sweet studios

42 I RECIPE A bowl full of goodness

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47 I SPA & WELLNESS The ultimate foot massage

50 I WORK AND PLAY

ESSENTIALS 152 I Jetstar news 158 I Where we fly 169 I Entertainment guide

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Welcome I GROUP CEO

So many experiences to discover EDITORIAL For all editorial enquiries, please email JetstarMedia@hardiegrant.com.au Account director Christine Dixon Managing editor, Jetstar Ingrid Nason Editor Justine Costigan Assistant editor Krysia Bonkowski Subeditor Leanne Tolra Art director Robert Bertagni Designer Natalie LaChina Picture editor Janet Gomes

ADVERTISING Sales Director Michele Carlon +61 3 8520 6444 or email michelecarlon@hardiegrant.com.au

HARDIE GRANT MEDIA Managing Director Fiona Hardie

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In Australia, many travellers make the most of the Easter long weekend

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pril is one of the most popular times of year for travellers to take a break or embark on their next adventure. One of my favourite things about travel is experiencing all the different cultural and holiday traditions across our network. For example, in mid-April, Easter will be celebrated in many parts of the world with a number of public holidays to mark the season and open up time to spend with friends and family. This year more than 630,000 customers will fly across our network over the Easter period taking advantage of our low fares to 85 exciting and very different destinations.

In Australia, many travellers make the most of the Easter long weekend, and with 400 domestic flights each day and international destinations just hours away, it’s easy to see why. During April, travellers in Bali may have a chance to witness the colourful Galungan festivities, one of the more important religious periods observed by locals, where families get together to commemorate and pay respects to relatives who have passed on. In Vietnam, you may experience the conclusion of the Perfume Pagoda Festival, a Buddhist pilgrimage to the Huong Pagoda in the Huong Tich mountains where pilgrims seek blessings of happiness and prosperity in the coming year. Whether you’re on your way to explore the bustling markets of Singapore or ride the waves in Hawaii, we hope you enjoy your trip with us today.

Jayne Hrdlicka Jetstar Group CEO

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Jetstar flies direct to Ho Chi Minh City from next month*. Discover more about this fascinating city on page 25.

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Hunt for Easter eggs!

April

Add these fun and fascinating things happening across the Jetstar network to your bucket list this month

Tjungu Festival 22-25 April Uluru, Northern Territory

The word Tjungu means coming together in the Anangu people’s language and captures the spirit of this gathering of Australian Indigenous culture, with markets, a fashion parade, short film festival, AFL match, live music and bush foods feasting. ayersrockresort.com.au

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach 12-24 April Torquay, Victoria

Mingle with the crowds heading down to Victoria’s Surf Coast to cheer on the pros in the world’s longest-running surfing competition.

Tasting Australia

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30 April to 7 May Adelaide, South Australia

Tour of New Zealand

Julia Creek Dirt ‘n’ Dust Festival

Fresh Hop Beer Festival

In a staggering 700km journey, cyclists take off simultaneously from the tip of New Zealand’s North Island and the bottom of the South Island to meet in Wellington seven days later, pedalling past some of New Zealand’s most stunning scenery as they go. tourofnewzealand.co.nz

A gruelling triathlon series in the fierce heat and blustery winds of rural Queensland has morphed into a uniquely Australian cultural event. Along with the races, live music and a long lunch, there are competitions in bog snorkelling, fly swatting and cowpat tossing. dirtndust.com

Enjoy ‘paddock to pot’ brews as Tasmania’s small yet mighty craft beer scene celebrates the local hop harvest. Along with some of the freshest beer you will ever taste, there will be opportunities to meet brewers, attend masterclasses and sample great local food. freshhopfestival.com.au

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7-9 April Julia Creek, Queensland

21-23 April Launceston, Tasmania

Meet local growers, makers, chefs and artisans as South Australia’s largest food festival goes on tour around the state. From wines in the Barossa to seafood on the Eyre Peninsula, you’ll sample the best the south has to offer. tastingaustralia.com.au

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THAILAND

Songkran 13-15 April Thailand

An evolution of Buddhist purification rites, Thailand welcomes its New Year with an epic waterfight. In major cities, especially Bangkok and Chiang Mai, thousands of revellers take up Super Soakers, hoses and buckets to douse each other, and any passersby.

Gold Coast Film Festival 19-30 April Gold Coast, Queensland

With a vibrant local filmmaking industry, the Gold Coast is no stranger to the silver screen. As well as screenings of acclaimed international films, the annual film festival gives exposure to new, local talent with short film festivals, expert panels and meet-and-greets.

Bluesfest

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13-17 April Byron Bay, New South Wales Featuring legends including Patti Smith, Santana, Mary J Blige and The Doobie Brothers, Byron Bay’s family friendly blues music festival attracts upwards of 100,000 people each year to the laid-back Northern Rivers region. bluesfest.com.au

Arrowtown Autumn Festival 20-25 April Arrowtown, New Zealand

In autumn the trees around this historic gold mining town blaze with colour. Celebrate the changing season with the leaf peepers at foodie events, markets and concerts. arrowtownautumnfestival.co.nz

It’s a great month to… TICKLE your funny bone at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, on until 23 April, or at the Sydney Comedy Festival from 24 April. 9

HEAD to Dashville in the Hunter Valley for the Gum Ball Festival on 21-23 April, a laidback, BYO, camping music and arts fest.

REGISTER for the Cairns to Karumba Bike Ride and start training for the 780km journey, starting 24 June.

Fremantle Street Arts Festival 14-17 April Fremantle, Western Australia

Over the Easter long weekend, the streets of historic port town Fremantle are filled with roving performers and buskers from around the globe. Catch world-class street theatre, comedy, cabaret and circus, free for all to enjoy. streetartsfestival.com.au

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Experience I NEWS

INTERVIEW

Q&A

Canon Amabassador Dr Chris Brown

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Thanks for choosing to fly with us today – it’s great to have you on board. There’s nothing like getting out and exploring the world with friends and family. But there’s a certain kind of freedom in travelling on your own, and our network of 85 destinations across 18 countries is perfect for it. This month we take a look at the trend of solo travel, with more of our customers taking off on personal holidays whenever they want, wherever they want. Check out the best places to explore, tours to experience and accommodation to enjoy from page 95. Then dive into the crystal-clear waters of our destination of the month with a special feature on the culture and charms of the Cook Islands from page 64. Staying in the Pacific, say aloha to the retro-cool dining scene and endless activities in Hawaii from page 88. And for something completely different, read our feature on page 101 on the incomparable Nitmiluk National Park in the beautifully rugged Northern Territory and start daydreaming of your next adventure. Enjoy your flight today and hope to see you again next time. Dean Salter, CEO Jetstar Australia and New Zealand

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You may know him as Dr Chris from the TV series Bondi Vet or as co-host of I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, but the veterinarian, TV personality and author has another string to his impressive bow – passionate photographer. We asked him to share some photography tips and stories. How long have you been interested in photography? I took my first-ever photo when I was five. Mum had made the mistake of leaving her camera on the kitchen table while she took a shower. After framing up on the dog, I decided I needed a riskier, more artistic shot. So I burst into the bathroom and took a photo of mum in the shower mist. She wasn’t thrilled and was even less impressed when she picked up the roll of film from the local pharmacy. It was one of those local chemists that projected the photos they were developing onto the street. Mum’s Misty Moment had been seen by most of the town. Technically, it was my first ever ‘exhibition’. And Mum’s!

1. Always have your camera with you…just in case. And trust your judgement. If you see something that captures your attention, stop and take a shot. 2. Play around with light. We’re always taught to put the sun behind us when we take a picture. But shooting into the light gets some beautiful effects. ‘Backlight’ is your friend and some of my favourite shots have used it. 3. Get your camera off ‘auto’. Playing around with the settings shouldn’t be a scary thing. Even when you get it wrong, you often get some really beautiful effects through over- or under-exposing your subjects.

How do you capture spontaneous moments? I leave a lens, a full battery and an empty card in my camera at all times. But the most important piece of equipment is an open mind. The best and most natural pics just happen organically and are often more striking than the one you had in mind.

Which camera do you use? I use a Canon EOS 1D-X Mark II. I love shooting landscapes and animals and it’s a master of both. The best animals (and

Capturing the silhouette of a turtle against the light.

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Experience I NEWS

ON NOW

SEASONAL SNACK

Perfect buns

LEFT TO RIGHT: Neil Perry, Peter Gilmore, Dan Hunter and Ben Shewry will represent Australia.

In the weeks leading up to Easter, a very special baked treat comes back into our lives. The hot cross bun, which first emerged in pre-Medieval times, is traditionally eaten on Good Friday, but seems to appear in our culinary calendar earlier each year. Whether you’re a traditionalist, on the hunt for the perfect glaze and fruit-to-bun ration, or a maverick lashing out on chocolate and mocha-spiked versions, there’s a baker out there waiting to please. BlackStar Pastry, in Sydney’s Newtown, is famed for its trademark frankincense glaze (below). Melburnians go mad for the sticky, soft bun from Tivoli Road Bakery in South Yarra. Can’t stop at just one? Bourke Street Bakery, with various locations around Sydney, has invented the hot cross bun loaf, perfect for toasting with lashings of butter.

BEST OF THE BEST At a time when we everyone is a budding foodie, the true masters of cooking are coming Down Under to show us how it’s really done. Coinciding with the 25th annual Melbourne Food and Wine Festival (until 9 April), The World’s 50 Best Restaurants will be announced in Melbourne on 5 April, the first time the awards have been held outside London or New York since they began in 2002. Three Australian restaurants placed on last year’s top 100, with Ben Shewry’s Attica at number 33, Dan Hunter’s Brae at number 65 and Sydney’s Quay under executive chef Peter Gilmore at 98. Australia will be hoping to contribute a few more to this year’s list, while also showing off stellar local produce and wine to the assembled greats of the gastronomic world. theworlds50best.com

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JUST OPENED

A royal retreat

Thailand’s bustling beach town Hua Hin has been one of the country’s most popular coastal playgrounds since it became the official summer retreat of the Thai royal family. Louis T Collection hotels has paired up with Thai architect Duangrit Bunnag to create Hua Hin’s new Hotel Bocage, a boutique offering atop the open-air ‘lifestyle mall’ Seenspace. With only six rooms, the luxury hotel is an exercise in austere sophistication, with Italian fittings and open-plan layouts. hotelbocage.com

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Experience I NEWS

THREE OF A KIND

Great (kids’) holiday reads

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If you’ve ever headed out on the road with little ones you’ll know the refrain: “Are we there yet?” Australian author Danny Parker captures the frustration of impatient children stuck in a car in this lovely book that’s perfect for reading aloud. Road Trip by Danny Parker, illustrations by Nathanial Eckstrom, RRP$24.99 hardiegrant.com/au

Bali is a popular holiday destination for many Australian families, so this clever travel journal packed with fun ideas, puzzles, games and illustrations is the perfect gift for any child heading to the Island of the Gods. Look out for the Sydney and New Zealand editions coming soon. My Awesome Bali Adventure, by Eliza McCann and Philip Gwynne, RRP$19.95 myawesomeadventure.com

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Bags of fun

Bring your memories of your favourite tropical island holiday to life with this gorgeous fruit-salad-inspired homewares range from Melbourne-based architect turned designer and business owner, Li-Ann Scott of Sack Me. Choose from luscious pineapple, watermelon and apple bean bags and cheeky banana, watermelon, doughnut and popcorn cushions. Sack Me’s products also include a range of super fun (and mouth-watering) bedding, sleeping bags and blankets for young and old. sackme.com.au

BALI BITES

BIOTA goes GOES TO BALI Celebrated chef James Viles of Bowral’s twohatted restaurant Biota has turned his attention to Bali’s popular Sundays Beach Club, launching a new menu this month as part of an ongoing collaboration. Biota is one of New South Wales’ most awarded regional restaurants and is known for following a sustainable ethos,

growing much of its produce onsite. The partnership with Sundays Beach Club, located on the beach at Ungasan on Bali’s south coast, will see James heading to Bali on a regular basis. sundaysbeachclub.com

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Australian rocker Jimmy Barnes’ first children’s book, a collection of poems, draws on his Scottish heritage and was written with his grandson Dylan in mind. Each book comes with a CD of Jimmy reading the poems, so you can read along with him too. The recorded poems of Och Aye the G’Nu by Jimmy Barnes, illustration by Kat Chadwick, RRP$19.99 bonnierpublishing.com.au

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Experience I MY PLACE

home Former Queenslander, designer Innika Choo, lives in Bali and takes inspiration for her clothing designs from the island’s natural beauty WORDS MAIDA PINEDA

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nnika Choo’s island life appears idyllic. With 69,000plus followers on Instagram, every single post of this Bali-based, Australian-born designer with her daughters, Eadie, 4, and Matty, 2, and newborn son Dante, looks like a carefully staged editorial shoot. But there is no time to stage anything. Between creating smocks for her online store innikachoo.com, caring for her photogenic children, and her witty Instagram updates, everything in her life is 100 per cent authentic. After three years in Bali, Innika still can’t shake her Queensland accent, but her appreciation for the island is deeper than ever: “There’s so much to love. You can experience its aweinspiring diversity in just a few days – the white-sand beaches on the Bukit (Peninsula), camping and strawberry picking in Bedugul, delicious restaurants, waterfalls and rivers around Ubud.” Innika says Bali is not only her home, but also her muse. “The energy on this island manifests itself everywhere, whether you are spiritual or not. It can be a great conduit for inspiration. It has a way of making us face whatever we need to deal with. And that’s always a beautiful thing for creation and design.” innikachoo.com

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Experience I MY PLACE

Tanah Lot is always a go-to temple for tourists, and it’s picture-perfect at sunset

PHOTOGRAPHY INNIKACHOO.COM, FOUR SEASONS BALI, ISTOCKPHOTO.COM, GUSTO GELATO

KAUM Jalan Petitenget 51B, Seminyak kaum.com It’s delicious, fancy, new... Just get the beef rendang. Trust me. And wash it down with the Kookaburra cocktail from downstairs (Potato Head Beach Club). The gohu ikan tuna for starters is fresh and every morsel is yum. The nasi goreng manages to be both fancy and traditional.

GUSTO GELATO Jalan Mertanadi 46B, Seminyak gusto-gelateria.com I challenge you to find a better gelato. My favourites are the crocante (toffee almond slices crushed into a robust vanilla-bean gelato) and the marscapone gelato. The peach sorbet is the ultimate palate cleanser. Gusto is literally a destination shop. You have to drive to Timbuktu to get there. Once you’ve arrived, there’s a line out the door. It’s well priced and there is ample parking.

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SUNDARA AT THE FOUR SEASONS IN JIMBARAN

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Keep up to date with Innika on Instagram MEJAKAWI Jalan Kayu Aya 9, Seminyak kudeta.com/mejekawi.html I thoroughly enjoy eating my way through the 12-course menu and I’d absolutely recommend this for a date. We’ve never actually ordered from the menu. Just ask the chef, Ben Cross (for recommendations). He’s legit. Wear all-you-can-eat expanding waistline attire.

Jimbaran, Kuta Selatan fourseasons.com/ jimbaranbay/ My pick for a kid-friendly resort with brilliant staff, it has a kids’ play centre packed with cool toys, an outdoor play area, kiddie pool and kids’ menu. Also, the beach at Jimbaran is perfect for little ones, especially at low tide when they can collect crabs and explore the shoreline.

NYEPI The best time to visit Bali is during the month of Nyepi. It is an island-wide lockdown to respect the Day of Silence and celebrate the New Year. The parades the night before are truly amazing.

TANAH LOT Tabanan tanahlot.net Tanah Lot is always a go-to temple for tourists and it’s picture-perfect at sunset.

SERANGAN ISLAND Don’t try to surf the internet in Bali. It will constantly drop out. Serangan Island looks like a cool place to surf on a board though. It’s apparently a reef break. The beaches are clean and there are old-school warungs (familyowned businesses) that dot the shoreline, serving nasi goreng and fresh coconuts.

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THE SPA AT MAYA UBUD Jalan Gunung Sari Peliatan, Ubud mayaresorts.com/ubud Overlooking the Petantu River, this spa is in an incredible location. While you’re having a massage, it can sound as though you are literally in the river. The spa also has stunning cascading pools to enjoy after your treatment. It’s bliss.

Travel info Jetstar has great low fares to Bali from across the network. To book, visit JETSTAR.COM

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Experience I THE SHORTLIST

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Curious Collections Discover odd assortments, from wonderful to downright weird

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Te Pahu, New Zealand Waikato cow country is a rolling landscape dotted with trees, streams and farms. It’s beautiful but hasn’t much by way of landmarks, until you turn a corner and see toothbrushes strung the length of a paddock. Local man Graeme Cairns was inspired by the sincedismantled Cardrona bra fence. New Zealand has laid claim to a surprising amount of fence collections, including a ‘jandal’ fence in Kaeo, a bike fence in Egmont Village and a 20-yearstrong shoe fence in Havelock .

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Ikeda, Japan cupnoodles-museum.jp/english The Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum pays tribute to Cup Noodles creator Momofuku Ando. If you’d like to give your thanks for all those super-cheap instant noodles that sustained you through study, this is your chance. See a reproduction of the shack

where the man himself first invented Chicken Ramen, view an exhibition of instant noodles across the globe and visit a tasting room where you can sample flavours you’ve probably never tried before.

3. OLD UMBRELLA SHOP Launceston, Tasmania nationaltrust.org.au Owned and run by three generations of the Shott family, this quaint shop on George Street has been crafting and repairing umbrellas since the early 1900s. Now under the protection of the National Trust, the well-preserved shop still offers a wide array of umbrellas, as well as a display of handcrafted, vintage designs in their original Tasmanian blackwood cases.

4. SIRIRAJ MEDICAL MUSEUM Bangkok, Thailand sirirajmuseum.com Not for the squeamish,

Siriraj Hospital maintains an exhaustive collection of anatomical and forensic medical specimens. Split over two buildings of Thailand’s oldest and largest hospital, the macabre collection is nicknamed the ‘Museum of Death’ and includes gory photography and preserved bodies, skeletons, organs and parasites. Probably best avoided directly after eating.

5. MARIKINA SHOE MUSEUM Manila, The Philippines marikina.gov.ph During the rule of infamous Filipino president Ferdinand Marcos, his wife Imelda amassed a shoe collection numbering in the thousands. Marikina city in Metro Manila is known as the ‘Shoemaking Capital of the Philippines’ and the Marikina museum, dedicated to the traditional art of shoemaking, displays 800 pairs from the former first lady’s collection.

PHOTOGRAPHY ALAMY, GETTY IMAGES

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Experience I HOW-TO

EAT A CRAB in Singapore (like a local) Is there an everyday luxury finer than fresh crab? Few Singaporeans reckon so, judging by the crustacean’s perennial popularity, not to mention its star role in an iconic national dish WORDS CHRISTOPHER TAN

Crab types

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Mud crabs, also called Sri Lankan crabs, are the most favoured: with thick shells holding juicy, white meat, they are usually killed and cooked to order. Small, blue-patterned flower crabs (also called blue swimmer crabs) have sweet, tender flesh, but are trickier to eat. Restaurants often showcase imported species such as hairy crabs, snow crabs and king crabs when they are in season, though these are not traditional to Singaporean cuisine.

Female mud crabs, identified by the rounded abdominal flaps on their undersides, are prized for their roe. Male crabs, which have more pointed or triangular flaps, may contain milt – less rich than roe but still good to eat. Also worth savouring are the creamy-textured liver and innards in the body cavity and lining the shell of all mud crabs.

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Look alive Many restaurants display live mud crabs. If they look lively, and kick out or

Use your hands

rear up when disturbed, this is a sign of freshness.

the order for your party.

Ordering

Tackling crab with your hands is de rigueur. Restaurants typically provide finger bowls and shell-crackers. In casual venues with disposable tablecloths or wipe-clean tables, it is acceptable to leave shells and debris in neat mounds on the table.

Dishes are usually priced by the crab’s weight – prices per kilo vary with the season and crab sizes. Tell savvy waitstaff the number of diners, how hungry you are and how many other dishes you’re having, and they will size

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lthough Singapore chilli crab is now served island-wide, its original home was the East Coast, where its reputed creator, Madam Cher Yam Tian, cooked out of a pushcart in the ’50s. She later upgraded to a beachside seafood shack, peddling roe-packed crabs topped with a fresh chilli sauce. It proved so popular that other restaurants seized on the idea, spiking it with sambal spices, lacing the sauce with beaten egg and adding curry leaves or crushed peanuts. These days, you can find chilli crab tossed with pasta, in a steamed bun or croissant, reborn as rillettes or in savoury cookies. Local chefs stir up crab in myriad ways, and you don’t need a special occasion to justify indulging – just arrive hungry, with nimble fingers.

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Experience I HOW-TO

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Beyond chilli Almost as beloved is pepper crab, radiating white pepper’s sharp heat or black pepper’s more floral warmth. Foochow (southern Chinese) and Teochew (eastern Chinese) restaurants offer cold crabs steamed with

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herbs and served chilled, while Cantonese eateries steam crabs with rice wine on a pool of eggwhite custard. Malay and Indian restaurants cook up crab curries in styles from rich and mellow to dry and fiery. Crab fried with a thick sauce or glaze of salted duck egg yolks is also popular.

Crab and carb Bread is the traditional chilli crab sauce-soaker. Another flavour-mopping carb pairing is braised crab with beehoon (rice vermicelli) and superior stock. Cantonese chefs steam crabs over sticky rice or simmer it in rice congee; Teochew-Thai eateries cook claypot crab

with glass noodles. Look out for Indian crab biryani.

Back to the beginning You can still sample Madam Cher’s original chilli crab recipe at Roland Restaurant, run by her son Roland and his family. Christopher Tan is a Singaporebased writer and author who gets crabby on a regular basis.

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Grandma’s Ultimate Mai Tai

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Good Heavens cocktail menu is all about putting the fun back into the cocktail world

• 30ml Pampero especial Venezuelan rum • 30ml Appleton Estate 12 year-old Jamaican rum • 15ml orange curacao • 15ml fresh lime • 10ml orgeat (almond syrup) • 30ml fresh pineapple juice • 30ml Grandma’s roasted pineapple syrup

METHOD and modern techniques, without losing the spirit of the original. “A lot of love has gone into these cocktails and they’re easy to drink, without taking themselves too seriously,” Mike says. “In short – if you’re not having fun with cocktails, you’re probably not doing it right.” Self-described as a “retro-sexual haven of cosmopolitan kitsch and faded granny glamour”, it’s no surprise that Grandma’s

in Sydney has a playful cocktail list. The basement bar offers creations such as the Peanut Butter Colada – roasted pineapple puree, coconut, golden rum and a lick of peanut butter – and Sex on the Peach with gin, peach liqueur, egg white and a touch of red wine. “Our approach to cocktails at Grandma’s is simple; it’s influenced by fun and giving our guests a good time,” says group bar manager Dean

Shake and strain into a tiki mug full of ice cubes. Place a lime husk on top, and flambé with over-proof rum and cinnamon - then enjoy!

Simpson. The tiki-style Peanut Butter Colada and flaming Ultimate Mai Tai (recipe above) are both crowd favourites. “Apart from being delicious, their strengths are that they look and taste exotic and exciting, and (are), of course, fun,” says Dean.

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IN THE GLORY days of flair bartending and Tom Cruise in Cocktail, the back bar boasted an array of garish liqueurs and syrups, fruit juice and cream made frequent appearances, and drinks often had suggestive names. From the flush of ruby grenadine in a Tequila Sunrise to the unnatural hue of the Blue Lagoon, cocktails were unabashedly flamboyant. As sophisticated classics like the Old Fashioned and Manhattan took hold, less-subtle retro cocktails were pushed aside. But no longer do you need order your Harvey Wallbanger or Pina Colada in a mumbled aside; retro cocktails are barging back in. And, just like you, they are a little older and a tiny bit wiser. Opened late last year on a Melbourne rooftop, Good Heavens pairs American barbecue with ’80s-style sips such as the Good Mai Tai, finished with an orange slice and rosemary sprig, and the Electric Blue, a take on the Long Island Iced Tea with ’80s stalwart blue curacao. “Good Heavens’ cocktail menu is all about putting the fun back into the cocktail world,” says coowner Mike Patrick. His team reinvents classics with premium ingredients

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35 per cent last year, making it the top culinary discussion topic. Superfoods came in a distant second, while Paleo fell off the radar. It’s not just vegan chatter that’s on the rise – plant-based offerings are on the up, too. Vegans are no longer pushed aside with a bland plate of tempeh or tofu. Instead, today’s vegan creations appeal to everyone.

In the US, Silicon Valley’s Impossible Foods has engineered an all-veggie burger that looks and tastes like real beef, right down to the medium-rare, juicedribbling patty. You can sink your teeth into this plant-based beauty at David Chang’s Momofuku Nishi in New York, but closer to home a host of eateries are kicking their own vegan goals.

Vegans are no longer pushed aside with a bland plate of tempeh or tofu. Instead, today’s vegan creations appeal to everyone

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Vegan eggs from Melbourne’s Matcha Mylkbar BELOW: Vegan nachos at Mandala Organic Arts Cafe on the Gold Coast.

Kitchen trickery Take a peek at the menu of Smith & Daughters in Melbourne’s Fitzroy and you’ll see a raft of Spanish and Mexican favourites, such as garlic prawns, potatoes with chorizo, or tuna croquetas. Look a little closer and you’ll discover that Shannon Martinez and Mo Wyse’s hip eatery is a meat-free zone. “There are still people who believe veganism is a trend, that all vegan food tastes the same, boring, bland and, above all, that vegan food is uncreative, not filling and lacks flavour. We don’t,” says Mo in the introduction to their cookbook, Smith & Daughters. Reworking her grandmother’s traditional recipes, Shannon draws on TVP (textured vegetable protein), nut cheese, beans and soy to create flavour-packed renditions of meaty dishes.

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South of the river, Matcha Mylkbar in St Kilda has filled the eggshaped void created by a plant-based diet with their Vegan Eggs, made with coconut, turmeric and sweet potato. They’re slightly sweeter than your standard hen’s egg, but the texture is spot-on. Comforting creations You’d think a Philly cheesesteak of beef and melted cheese would be off the table for veganistas, but the clever crew at Sparrow’s Philly Cheesesteaks in Melbourne have come up with a beauty, crammed with spiced, pulled jackfruit and a creamy chipotle dressing. In Sydney, comfort food favourites get a plant-based makeover at Sadhana in Enmore and Bondi, where you can tuck into a breakfast roll with vegan eggs and coconut “bacon”, or lasagne layered with shiitake and walnut bolognese and a cashew béchamel. Gigi Pizzeria in nearby Newtown took cheese and meat off its menu in 2015, making its woodfired Neapolitan pizzas completely vegan, while in the same suburb Bliss & Chips dishes out finfree versions of fish-shop classics, made with soy protein or konjac (an Asian root vegetable). On the Gold Coast, the cosy old couches at Mandala Organic Arts Cafe beckon for vegan

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eggs Benedict with smoky coconut bacon, or nachos with Mexican beans and melted cashew cheese. High praise PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals) recently rated Soul Burger in Glebe and Newtown as the best vegan burgers in Australia. The tonguein-cheek menu includes the ’Straya Mate with pineapple and beetroot, an American Badass with pickles and cheese, and Hanson’s Halal with beef strips and garlic sauce, all without a hint of animal protein. In Western Australia, The Raw Kitchen scored the sustainability initiative title at the Fremantle Business Awards, thanks to its eco-minded approach. Its gluten-free, vegan creations such as “live” pad Thai with zucchini noodles or sticky date pudding with raw ice cream will leave you feeling happy and virtuous.

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Experience I BITE-SIZE CITY GUIDE

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Ho Chi Minh City CRAZY TRAFFIC, EXOTIC FOODS AND A COMPLEX COLONIAL PAST MAKE VIETNAM’S LARGEST CITY AN ENTHRALLING PLACE TO VISIT WORDS PETER BARRETT

VIETNAM Ho Chi Minh City

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EARLY MORNING

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Life all over Vietnam starts super early. Much of the day’s shopping and commerce happens while temperatures are relatively cool, before 9am. To get into the swing of life in this bustling city of more than 10 million, join the ladies doing aerobics to a techno soundtrack in Park 23/9 (District 1).

Join a morning jam

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BREAKFAST

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Now you’ve worked up a hunger, drop into nearby Nhu Lan (66 Hàm Nghi St, District 1) for banh mi (pork sandwich) or banh cuon (minced pork with fermented rice noodles), then amble through the local wet market at Ton That Dam Street, between Ham Nghi and Huynh Thuc Khang streets, where you’ll be dazzled by an exotic array of fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and meat. Hungry again? Keep north and try a hot bowl of pho bo (beef noodle soup) at Pho Hoa (260C Pasteur Street).

Vietnam is the world’s secondlargest coffee producer and Vietnamese people while away countless hours chatting in cafés, which you’ll find on every street corner. The two drinks of choice are iced black coffee (ca phe da) or iced white coffee (ca phe sua da), which is sweetened with condensed milk. For something different, though, try a coconut-ice-cream coffee at the kitsch, communist-themed Cong Ca Phe (26 Ly Tu Trong Street, District 1).

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CLOCKWISE: Pasteur Street Brewing, thit kho nuoc dua at Hoang Yen, The Deck, The Racha Room, Sophie’s Art Tour.

LUNCH For a taste of traditional, southern-style Vietnamese food, drop into one of the six Hoang Yen restaurants dotted around the city. Order thit kho nuoc dua (pork cooked in coconut juice with boiled egg) or ca loc kho to (caramelised snakehead fish, cooked in a clay pot). Don’t leave without trying their specialty: cha ca com chay (deep fried, crunchy rice in a marinated fish paste). hoangyencuisine.com

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Immerse yourself in the city’s culture with a special tour. Sophie’s Art Tour takes visitors through private collections, museums and contemporary art spaces, uncovering fascinating insights about the city’s modern art and complicated 20th century history along the way. Afternoon private tours are available by appointment. sophiesarttour.com

Enjoy pre-dinner drinks while you watch the sun go down over the Saigon River at The Deck (38 Nguyen U Di Street, Thao Dien, District 2) and then head next door to Restaurant 13 for more traditional (and less expensive) fare. Or, for something special, try Cuc Gach Quan (10 Dang Tat, Tan Dinh, District 1), a great little restaurant in a residential street – be sure to book. thedecksaigon.com

Get arty

Take advantage of the city’s thriving craft beer scene and start your fun at BiaCraft (90 Xuan Thuy, Thao Dien, District 2), which stocks more than a dozen locally brewed ales. Head back into the centre of town for an award-winning chocolate stout at the Pasteur Street Brewing Company Tap Room (144 Pasteur St, District 1), then a quality cocktail or three at The Racha Room (12-14 Mac Thi Buoi, District 1). End your night in the speakeasy opulence of Snuffbox (14 Ton That Dam Street, District 1) or kick on to an underground house/techno beat at The Observatory nightclub (5 Nguyen Tat Than, District 1), which stays open until 7am. biacraft.com pasteurstreet.com theracharoom.com find The Observatory on Facebook

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5. FOUNDATION If your skin is dry choose a hydrating foundation, or a matte formula for oily complexions. Test products in natural light. HINT: For sheer coverage, apply a light coat, using a sponge to blend. For an opaque finish, build up gradually with your fingers.

6. MASCARA Mascara should be replaced every couple of months, so don’t spend big here. Look for a flake-free formula that nurtures lashes and is easy to remove. HINT: Use olive, almond or coconut oil to remove mascara – it will nurture lashes, too.

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1. Snake jacquard wool sweater, Gucci, $870. If you can afford to own one of these you’ll probably own more, which means you can avoid becoming That Guy Who Always Wears The Snake Jumper. 2. Classic Aran Crew in Antracite, Inis Meain, $455. With its traditional knitted pattern, this 10 per cent cashmere, 90 per cent Merino wool jumper will instantly transform you into a ruggedly handsome fisherman. 3. Grey embroidered-dot Merino wool sweater, Paul Smith, $240. A crew neck and polka dots keep this 100 per cent Merino wool jumper fun, but the conservative colour ensures it’s versatile enough to wear at the office.

Be bold this winter!

Wool is always good, but having a little bit of cashmere in there will make it a bit softer

James also recommends avoiding wearing a collared shirt under a jumper, which can look overly conservative. Also, opt for a crew neck if you want to continue the casual look; and wear your jumper “off the body” to avoid that tight,

schoolboy look. Finally, James says think carefully before buying something super cheap. “You generally get what you pay for. Good knitwear is made in good factories and it should cost around $100 to $300.”

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FROM THE ratty, olivegreen cardigan worn by Kurt Cobain that sold for more than $180,000 in 2015, to Colin Firth’s fetching reindeer knit in Bridget Jones’ Diary, jumpers continue to confuse and confound me. As a younger man, I briefly bought into the Ironic Bad Jumper scene, but today I see herds of rainbow-coloured Coogiclad hipsters and the only thing I feel is irrational anger. Meanwhile, the op shops have been stripped bare, but you can buy freshly knitted ironic snakes and tigers from Gucci for $875. But, as they say, winter is coming, so it’s time to make sure I don’t end up at the other end of the knitwear spectrum, in Saggy Daggy Grandad Land. “Without having to go to such extremes [as Gucci], you can still wear bold stripes or even polka dots that aren’t too bold in their colour choice but still mean fun,” says James Cameron, director of menswear label McGuffin & Purpose. “Wool is always good, but having a little bit of cashmere in there will make it a bit softer.”

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Mermaids in training Georgia Rickard attends ‘Mermaid school’ and wonders if she’s missed her calling

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Mermaiding requires a lot of core strength water, kick off, and... woah! You zoom through the water so fast with a mono-fin that I reach the end of the 25-metre pool leisurely, without coming up for air. This is fun! “Not so fast,” Michaela smiles. “Now things get interesting.” We spend the next hour swimming underwater laps on our backs, attempting submerged pirouettes (much harder than Michaela makes it look) and doing drills with

colourful floating balls, which we throw in the air and catch as we swim. It’s like synchronised swimming crossed with squad training, with more laughter and less dignity (on our part, anyway), and by the end my abs, quads and lungs are burning. Amazingly, Michaela tells us we’ve swum nearly a kilometre. “You wouldn’t know it, would you?” she asks triumphantly. She’s right – this is exercise for jam. You can see how kids in particular would love this, especially those less than interested in swimming laps. Now, off to find myself a glittery onesie.

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IS THAT… A ONESIE? I squint at the other side of the pool, where a tall blonde woman – who I will realise is Michaela Werner, the founder of No Ripples (and a qualified AustSwim instructor) – is waving. She’s in a fulllength swimsuit, similar to the one Ian Thorpe wore when he scooped a billion golds… except hers is covered in glittery, silver scales. Uh oh. What have I gotten myself into? I’m here for a class with No Ripples, ‘Sydney’s first mermaiding school’ but, like my fellow student Ariels (we’re all 30-something women), I have no idea what that really means. Michaela gives us a bit of background as we warm up with ‘mermaid yoga’. “You really need to wake up your core,” she instructs as we hold the plank position. “Mermaiding requires a lot of core strength.” The idea came from Michaela’s love of free-diving, which she took up after her competitive swimming career ended. “I loved the meditative aspect, and the challenge,” she explains. “When I’m in training, I can hold my breath for five minutes underwater.” Then kids came along. Unable to continue

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JULIA GREEN One of Australia’s most in-demand interior stylists, Julia Green shares her tips for a studio apartment. Do you have to be minimalist in a studio? It really depends on you. I thoroughly enjoy a small room packed with eclectic goodness and books, but some people may feel a little claustrophobic in such a space. You need to be true to your own style... It’s all about composition of the room; not how much or how little is in it. How do you create the illusion of space? Sometimes an oversized rug makes a small space feel bigger, as your eye is drawn out to the perimeter... Height is also your ally, as hanging objects elongate the space rather than clutter floor space. Airflow under chair legs and couches can add to the illusion of space. Have you ever lived in a tiny space? My very first housing purchase was a small loft apartment. I adapted with a giant cull, and made a new philosophy that I have stuck to ever since – only surround myself with things I love, not just clutter for clutter’s sake. It’s amazing how disciplined you can be living in a small space. greenhouseinteriors. com.au

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ou could spend upwards of $16 at a hip city café for this simple and beloved dish. But if you think breakfast is best spent in your pyjamas and slippers around the kitchen table, then you can’t go past a bowl of homemade porridge, made on top of the stove in the time it takes for the kettle to boil the water for your cup of tea. Nicola Galloway is a chef, nutritionist and author of the popular Homegrown Kitchen blog and believes porridge is the ultimate comfort food. “It’s something warm and creamy in the stomach to start the day,” she says. Nicola’s recipe, featured in her new recipe book, also called Homegrown Kitchen, uses a mix of grains and seeds along with the more traditonal oats, but she says the porridge can easily be converted into a gluten-free version too. For people who find some grains hard to digest, the method of soaking the grains overnight with a little lemon juice or apple cider vinegar, providing the acid that breaks down some of the grains’ enzymes, helps make it easier to digest. “Then in the morning it only takes a few minutes to make,” she says. “It’s a really quick

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It’s something warm and creamy in the stomach to start the day breakfast. Just add fresh or preserved fruit, cream or coconut cream and crushed nuts.” A back-to-basics approach is key to Nicola’s cooking philosophy: food that’s local, seasonal and simple to make. She grows fruit in her garden in idyllic Nelson, at the top of New Zealand’s South Island, and buys local produce from grower’s markets and farm gates. “A lot of my food goes back to basics, back to tradition,” says Nicola. “It’s an old-fashioned way of preparing food, eating what we grow and making things from scratch.” homegrown-kitchen. co.nz

Recipe from Homegrown Kitchen by Nicola Galloway. RRP NZ$49.99, Potton & Burton pottonandburton.co.nz

Creamy winter porridge SERVES: FOUR METHOD

Night before: In a nonreactive saucepan, combine the oats, coconut, flaxseeds or chia seeds, buckwheat or rye if using, and lemon juice or apple cider vinegar. Pour the hot water over and cover with a lid. Set aside to soak. The mix will appear quite watery at this stage but the oats will swell overnight. In the morning, add the salt and 1 cup milk and bring the porridge to a gentle simmer. Cook slowly until the porridge thickens, about 6–8 minutes (or 10–12 minutes if not presoaked), adding extra milk if needed. Spoon into bowls and serve immediately with fruit, a drizzle of cream of choice and some chopped nuts. BULK PORRIDGE MIX: In a large jar combine 4 cups (400g) rolled oats, 1 cup (100g) desiccated coconut, 1/3 cup (40g) flaxseeds and 1/3 cup (60g) roughly ground buckwheat groats or rye flakes (optional).

INGREDIENTS • ¾ cup / 75g wholegrain/ jumbo rolled oats • 3 tbsp desiccated coconut • 1 tbsp whole flaxseeds or chia seeds • 1 tbsp buckwheat groats, roughly ground, or rye flakes (brown rice flakes optional) • 2 tsp lemon juice or apple cider vinegar • 2 cups / 500ml hot water • generous pinch of salt • 1 cup / 250ml milk (dairy or plant-based), plus more if needed

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Shake to combine and store in the pantry. To prepare porridge to serve four people, use 1 cup porridge mix and prepare as above.

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One of my favourite pastimes – and my relaxation of choice – is a reflexology session

bladder function and a more intense pressure on different parts of the heel can relieve pain in the lower back and the gluteus maximus. Each foot has 7200 nerves and learning their corresponding body parts requires practice and training.

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pressure, your discomfort threshold increases and so do the benefits. A good session has me feeling revitalised, much like a yoga class. I also tend to sleep better. One therapist at my regular massage place had a freakish ability to pinpoint my particular

weekly grievances. “You’re not looking after your back,” she’d say when I’d squirm at a certain pressure. Or, “You’ve been partying,” when my liver reflex point happened to be particularly sensitive. All in all, it’s best not to be too vocal.

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I picked up a regular reflexology habit while living in Hong Kong. There, like elsewhere in China, a 50-minute session is a relaxing end to a day or weekend for men and women, old and young, rich and poor. A nice dark room, cup of steaming green tea and hot foot towel induce a kind of casual, therapeutic relaxation. Commonly, lots of big recliner chairs fill a massage room, but it tends to be a solo rather than communal pursuit. For tourists and expats it makes a great social alternative to a coffee, drink or dinner outing. Talking during a session isn’t frowned upon like it is in traditional beauty spas, but it’s likely the

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s you read this, someone, somewhere, is perched by a pool, cocktail to their right, laptop to their left, earning a living. And no, they are not filthy rich. This is good news for anyone who possesses a portable device, a lust for travel and a dream to combine entrepreneurship with an exotic locale. And it’s easier than you think. Shared workspaces are springing up all over the world.

Happy in Hong Kong The Hive touts itself as Asia’s most diverse coworking community, with locations in Hong Kong, Bangkok and Singapore. The Wan Chai Hive, which opened in Hong Kong in 2012, has dedicated work stations and an outdoor terrace for informal meetings and community events. A day pass costs around $50 and members have access to events and workshops at different locations during the year. There’s a Meet the Makers platform for aspiring creatives and hobbyists; a members’

lunch with local food and beverage companies, and Thursday Social, a regular networking event. All Hives are centrally located, with access to public transport. Hive Studios offers a co-working space with photography studio and MakerHive contains a workshop with 3D printers. “Travellers can meet a diverse range of networks and there are no fixed contracts so they can come

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Digital nomads need a place where they can relax and work productively without getting bored or lonely

and go,” Hive founder Constant Tedder says. thehive.com.hk

Perfect in Phuket Phuket Stash, Phuket’s first shared workspace, opened in 2013. It also offers accommodation with two shared and four private rooms. There are daily, weekly and monthly rates, with prices starting at $7.50 a day for internet, air-conditioning, two

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working zones and a kitchen. BYO laptop. A gym, swimming pool, shops, restaurants, plus Phuket International School and a boat lagoon are all nearby. And you’re only about 30 minutes from the airport, beaches, Patong and Phuket town. “Shared work places are becoming popular because they solve people’s problems. Some of them need to socialise,

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others need to escape distractions at home and some people are just looking for a working atmosphere,” founder Vasiliy Bolshakov says. phuketstash.com

Ideal in Indonesia Dojo Bali, just a stone’s throw from the worldrenowned surf break Echo Beach in Bali’s Canggu area, boasts state-of-the-art facilities,

four business-grade load-balanced fibreoptic cables, a pool surrounded by tropical gardens, air-conditioned conference rooms, three private Skype booths and spaces for collaborative or individual work. There’s a café focused on healthy eating and visitors can purchase a day pass (around $20) or monthly memberships. The beach is a two-

where they meet the same people every single day; at the same time, they feel lonely if they work remotely and alone,” he says. “The regular café is not the solution as there are too many distractions. Digital nomads need a place where they can relax and work productively without getting bored or lonely.” dojobali.org/en

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Full Bloom: (left to right) Chidorigafuchi moat around the Imperial Palace is one of Tokyo’s best sakura sites, but if you want a paddle, be ready for a long wait. Tokyo offers a unique blend of urban grit and natural beauty, such as this scene on the Meguro River.

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Right time and place Timing hanami can be a tricky thing. Show up too soon and you’ll mostly see buds, too late and you’ll slip on soggy petals. Thankfully, plenty of helpful websites detail the ‘cherry blossom front’ as it moves across Japan, as well as the best places to see them. Not all cherry blossom viewing sites allow barbecues or parties, so check ahead.

About the photographer Ueno Park is one of Tokyo’s favourite hanami sites. RIGHT: Dusk above a sakura festival in Naka-Meguro.

Chow down Sharing food is a central feature of hanami parties. People often bring their own small grill for meat and vegetables, as well as onigiri – rice balls with fillings such as pickled plums or fish. Department store food halls also offer hanamithemed bento boxes, filled with seasonal treats such as pink onigiri, mochi (sweet rice flour dumplings, often dyed pink and wrapped in an edible green leaf to resemble sakura), braised vegetables, sushi and grilled or fried meat. Or save your yen for the street food stalls at hanami sites. Popular

snacks include fried octopus balls (takoyaki), yakitori skewers and fried noodles (yakisoba). Japan’s famous 100-yen shops sell essentials such as a picnic sheet and disposable utensils. Up the tree There are hundreds of sakura varieties. The most common, somei yoshino, has five mostly white petals with a hint of pink. Another common type is shidarezakura, with branches like a weeping willow and pink blooms. To ensure the delicate trees continue blooming, everyone avoids touching the trees, breaking off branches or sitting near the roots.

Currently based in Japan, landscape and travel photographer Les Taylor has trained his lens on the beauty of the country. As well as shooting for prominent websites and publications, Les runs photography workshops and tours. See his work at lestaylorphoto.com

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rom late March to early May, people throughout Japan gather to enjoy the sight of cherry blossoms in full bloom. Known as hanami (from the words for flower, hana, and ‘to see’– mi) the practice is at least 1300 years old. Flower viewing spread to Japan from China in the Nara period (710-794), when ume (plum) blooms were in vogue. By the Heian period (794-1185) cherry blossoms (sakura) were the flower of choice. Sakura have meant different things in Japan over the years. From early on, they were a symbol of new life. When samurai held political power in the 1100s, they signified men who did not fear death. Today, they continue to signify new life, hope and friendship.

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After a childhood in the Cook Islands, writer Craig Tansley explains why these remote South Pacific islands are still his favourite place in the world

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Heading inland Every island in the nation is just as tiny – there are 15 of them spread across an area of ocean the size of Western Europe (roughly 2 million square kilometres), but with a total land mass one-third the size of Singapore. It means you’ll never waste hours in cars getting from attraction to attraction as you will in Samoa, Fiji, Hawaii and even Tahiti. And if you don’t like the weather on one side of the island, well, then just drive 15 minutes to the other side. The best place to watch the sun rise is never far from the island’s best sunset spot. And yet, despite being so petite, it’s still easy to find places (even on Rarotonga, the busiest island) where few other travellers ever go. Journey 200 metres inland anywhere from the main coast road that circumnavigates Rarotonga

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And besides, on an island this small, it never takes long to get found again

and you’ll find locals still living off the land, and you’ll have to watch out for pigs, goats and chickens, not cars. You’ll also see a mountainous hinterland that’s just as dramatic as Tahiti’s far more famous, and visited, interior. There are tracks through the forest here where I’ve never seen another hiker… ever. And on the cross-island walk, I like to climb out across the sheer rock faces of the mountains in Rarotonga’s dead centre, and see the whole island spread out below me. I also like to take a bike ride to Rarotonga’s interior – on a tour such as Storytellers Eco Cycle Tour – just to smell the flowers blooming under all that Polynesian sunshine, and to stare at the mountains jutting out from the forest. Looking back inland from Rarotonga’s sleepy capital, Avarua, gives my favourite mountain views – gaze beyond the buildings and you’ll see bare rock escarpments and jagged peaks that look more Jurassic Park than anything Academy Awardwinning film director Stephen Spielberg created. Though, truth be told, most people won’t venture far from the lagoons of the Cook Islands.

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ach time I return to Rarotonga I take a scooter deep into the island’s hinterland and get myself hopelessly lost. It hardly seems to matter that I was born and raised here, or that Rarotonga is only 69 square kilometres in area and you can ride all the way around it in barely 30 minutes (at 50km/h). Each time there’s a different path tempting me off the 1200-year-old ancient inland road, Ara Metua, into a hidden green valley I’ve never seen before (how can that be?), where locals tend to their taro plantations and feed their sunburnt pigs. But in the Cook Islands – which are probably the safest islands in the South Pacific – getting lost should be a bona fide tourist experience; every traveller should do it at least once. And besides, on an island this small, it never takes long to get found again.

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And really, I can’t blame them. For these are some of the best lagoons in the entire Pacific, and Aitutaki’s gigantic triangular-shaped lagoon is rivalled only by Bora Bora’s for the title of world’s best. But where Bora Bora’s lagoon is carved up between private five-star resorts, Aitutaki’s lagoon is almost entirely uninhabited – you can take a cruise between tiny islands to deserted beaches, or sail your own hired catamaran, or kitesurf (it’s regarded as the world’s best kitesurfing location), or paddleboard (you can even try yoga on your paddleboard both here and in Rarotonga). You don’t really need a mask and snorkel here to see the fish and coral – in Aitutaki you can see sea stars and giant clams on the lagoon bottom 10 metres below.

A life aquatic Rarotonga is surrounded entirely by lagoons. I grew up sailing on them – at Muri Lagoon, Rarotonga’s best swimming location, we’d sail in frenetic regattas between colourful

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coral outcrops set between four uninhabited motus (tiny islets). Sometimes locals would ride their horses along the beaches at sunset, as dance troupes practised Polynesian dancing to frenzied drumbeats. As a kid I’d knock my knees together trying to be just like

them; these days when I’m pulled up on stage at island dance nights I use the rudimentary skills I learnt back then to save myself from embarassment. There’s much more outside the lagoons too – the Cook Islands have some of the best diving in the entire Pacific, with huge drop-offs, shipwrecks and caves throughout Rarotonga and Aitutaki. And you can fish like a Polynesian warrior too – catching wahoo, mahi mahi and yellow-fin tuna kilometres out to sea with local fishing legends who’ll teach you Polynesian techniques passed down through generations of fishermen. But I like that there’s so much more to the Cook Islands than just their natural attributes. Most of the South Pacific is as pretty as a postcard, but nowhere in the entire Pacific is quite like the Cook Islands. You’ll find the liveliest bars in the South Pacific in Rarotonga. Cook Islanders are the extroverts of the

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The outliers As few as 200 tourists a year will visit other islands such as Atiu, Mitiaro and Mangaia in the southern Cook Islands, so you can have them almost entirely to yourself. On Atiu you’re warned if you see another scooter at a beach to keep driving because ‘no-one likes a crowd’. There are burial caves all over the island to explore (complete with human skulls), and you can see some of the most endangered birds in the Pacific on a tour with local icon, Birdman George. You’ll also catch up on local gossip at a bush bar, called a tumunu – join the locals and drink beer made from fermented fruit. Only slightly further afield, Mangaia also offers caving experiences that are completely unscripted – you may have to track

down the local who owns the land to take you deep into the burial caves of their ancestors. You’ll stay with families in homestays, experiencing island life that really hasn’t changed in hundreds of years. And on Mitiaro, you’ll feel like a king or queen when you’re transported on the back of a utility as the island comes out to greet you.

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Island experiences DIVING Try anything from an intro dive to a deep-water dive year-round with Pacific Divers. pacificdivers.co.ck CYCLING Choose between an 8km or 18km-plus bike tour into Rarotonga’s hinterland with Storytellers Eco Cycle Tour. storytellers.co.ck FISHING Catch the Pacific’s best gamefish using traditional Polynesian techniques with Captain Moko. fishingrarotonga.com TREKKING Cross Rarotonga through its mountainous hinterland with living legend, Pa. pastreks.com CRUISING Tour Aitutaki’s stunning lagoon with locals, stopping for a barbecue on uninhabited islets. aitutaki.net/the-vakacruise PADDLING Take a night paddle on a calm lagoon, or try paddleboard yoga. kitesup.co ATTRACTIONS Take a bird tour, cave tour or bush bar tour on Atiu. atiu.info/attractions/tours

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Pacific, they’re always singing and playing guitars by a lagoon somewhere at sunset. Though the Cook Islands’ active night life never comes at the expense of its sleepy lifestyle: truth is, not much has changed since I grew up here four decades ago. There might be some fancier hotels and restaurants now, but there’s never traffic, crime is virtually non-existent, and there’ll never be high-rise while the law remains that no building be taller than a coconut tree. While any holiday-maker would be content on Rarotonga or Aitutaki (Aitutaki’s lagoon may be world-famous, but what’s often overlooked is how pretty the island itself is with its inhabitants living peacefully in tiny, picturesque villages), it’s easy to go completely off the grid in the Cook Islands just by taking a 45-minute flight from Rarotonga.

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tropical flavour, before stopping for a refreshing dip at a secret waterfall. Halfway between Tonga and Tahiti, the Cook Islands is the epitome of a South Pacific paradise. Within an hour of landing on the main island of Rarotonga, where we are greeted by flamboyant tourism ambassador Aunty Nane with an ei katu (head wreath), we are wandering around the Punanga Nui markets through stalls selling poke (baked banana pudding), black pearls and ukuleles, sipping a tropical fruit smoothie with papaya, banana and coconut.

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Around and over There are 15 islands in the group, named after Captain Cook, 13 of which are inhabited. Rarotonga can be circumnavigated on a 32km coastal road, on which buses run in both directions. You can also traverse the island from north to south on Pa’s Cross Island Trek, a 4.5km hike that climbs to the base of a towering rock known as The Needle, or

Te Rua Manga, 380 metres above sea level. The islands’ early settlers carved faces into the rock and came here to pray for guidance and protection. It’s a muddy and at times steep and tricky hike. We climb the roots of native mato and chestnut trees that form

a natural staircase, using branches as support. We cross a rocky stream and end the journey with a swim at Wigmore’s Waterfall.

Breaking bread Meeting locals is always a travel highlight, and the Cook Islands facilitates this better than most

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ycling along an ancient inland road originally built of volcanic rock, we wave back to the papas working in taro plantations and aunties sitting on their verandas wearing ei katu, or flower garlands, and their calls of “kia orana”, a traditional Cook Islands greeting that wishes a long, healthy life. Chickens scurry across the road, pigs suckle their young in the shade of mango trees, white terns fly overhead and we intermittently hear roosters crowing and the gentle song of fruit doves. As we turn down a road leading back towards the coast, smiling children run outside to slap our hands as we pass. Before embarking on our Storytellers Eco Cycle Tour, guide Uncle Jimmy Make calls on his ancestors to offer us protection in his mother tongue. Uncle Jimmy, who has a wiry black beard and long hair tied into a bun, doesn’t carry a first aid kit. If one of us has a spill, he will break leaves from a medicinal plant and rub them together to make a paste used to kill bacteria. “Every plant you see has a purpose,” he says. “They are our medicine.” We stop to taste a red berry known as minimini, and a large spicy fruit called sour sop, with a white flesh and a strong

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destinations with a progressive dinner tour, in which you dine in the homes of three families. Temu Okotai launched the tours a decade ago after taking part in a similar experience in Hawaii. “There’s always an invisible barrier that you have to be very fortunate to cross over into people’s homes,” he says. “We love eating. Some people say that’s why we’re called the Cook Islands, because we love to cook. It’s not really an imposition for us to do this.” At our first stop we meet Willy and Lynette Hagai, their 12-year-old daughter Avana and cat Snowy. Lynette explains that the only way you can have land rights in the Cook Islands is by blood descent. The couple live in the one-time home of

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Willy’s parents, who are buried in the backyard, as is tradition. Lynette takes us on a tour of the garden, pointing out the coconut tree Willy climbed as a child and Tahitian frangipanis that glow in the dark. “This is our swimming pool,” she says, waving towards the ocean. “If you swam out here you would

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see tropical fish, sea cucumbers and electric blue starfish. We’re so lucky to have it at our front door,” Lynette says. We dine on an entrée of ika mata (raw fish marinated in lemon with fresh coconut cream), banana salad, the starchy root vegetable taro, sweet potato and arrowroot before moving on for our main course at the home of Pae and Kafo Tuteru, who say a prayer before entertaining us with soothing tunes. “When our family and friends come here this is the kind of thing we do,” Kafo says. “This is our culture. The families will cook up and bring food. We are singing, playing instruments, dancing and catching up. This is our way of passing our culture to our children.” Missionaries arrived

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WHERE TO EAT The Mooring Fish Café You can’t leave Rarotonga without trying a FOB (fresh off the boat) mahi mahi burger with mayo and a tropical fruit smoothie from The Mooring Fish Café, located in a converted shipping container overlooking the lagoon in the Ngatangiia District. themooringfishcafe.com Trader Jacks Bar & Grill Decorated with buoys and lifesaving rings, Trader Jacks Bar & Grill is in a top spot overlooking the harbour at Avarua Wharf, with picnic tables outside, a pizza shack and live music. traderjackscookislands.com

True religion “They converted people with big ships that came bringing sugar and flour,” says the passionate and animated Ngaa Kitai Taria Pureariki, who runs Punarei Cultural Tours on the second-most visited island, Aitutaki. Ngaa’s interest in archaeology has led him to travel the world tracking down artefacts from his homeland in museums. Concerned about the erosion of culture in what has become a Christiandominated society, his

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I believe in the wind, I believe in rain, I believe in nature tours take visitors to see one of 12 sacred marae (meeting house) sites, most of which are overgrown, on the island. As we eat pumpkin, breadfruit, chicken, fish and bananas cooked in an umu (underground oven) on plates we have weaved ourselves of palm leaves, I ask Ngaa what religion he follows. “I believe in the wind, I believe in rain, I believe in nature,” he says.

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Try it here WHEN TO GO May to November is the most popular time to visit. The Te Maeva Nui self-rule festival takes place in late July and early August, while the Tiare Flower Festival is held each November. January and February is cyclone season. WHERE TO STAY Pacific Resort Rarotonga is on the best part of the lagoon and has a barefoot bar where you can dine with your feet in the sand at breakfast, lunch and dinner. It has beachfront and garden villas, live entertainment four nights a week, activities including basket weaving, kayaking and snorkelling, and is the only resort on the island with a glass-bottom boat. pacificresort.com/rarotonga Aitutaki Beach Villas offers four self-contained bungalows beside Aitutaki Lagoon, with loft bedrooms for kids and a beachside barbecue. It’s located between two resorts, Pacific Resort Aitutaki and Tamanu Beach Resort Aitutaki. Book here for dinner and have the best of both worlds. theaitutakibeachvillas.com

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The Vaka Day Cruise. TOP: The Mooring Fish Café is famous for its FOB burger.

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in the Cook Islands in 1821, quickly converting chiefs and queens. Most islanders still go to church on Sundays and visitors are welcome to go along and hear the beautiful singing. While Christianity quickly put an end to ritualised cannibalism, not everyone is convinced the conversion has been an entirely good thing.

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Obeying the relevant timetable, the next morning we found ourselves among other walkers waiting for the bus to the starting point. There were glammedup hiking types from Spain, some young whoneeds-to-book-ahead backpacking folk, some mature done-this-beforeand-using-walking-poles couples and the two of us, 40-something give-us-abreak-from-our-families types. The bus ejected us in Takijiri-oji, the start of the trail. We pottered around the Kumano

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he predeparture pack for my forthcoming hike sat on the kitchen table, unopened, for a week. I’d signed up excitedly to Raw Travel’s seven-day Kumano Kodo Trail, but I couldn’t bring myself to rip open the bulky envelope. Would its contents suggest I wasn’t fit enough? Or that I needed to buy more equipment? Or that this trek through Japan’s forests would require high-level mapreading skills? I braced myself. Out of the pack slipped a glossy book, Hiking Ancient Trails in Traditional Japan; an itinerary; a Japanese phrasebook; a bright blue branded buff (a multi-purpose looped scarf), and a terrifyingly complicated collection of highlighted timetables. Weeks later, my hiking buddy and I were using one of the timetables to get from Osaka to the starting point of our adventure, Kii-Tanabe. Our path would take us along the most popular route of the Kumano Kodo network, the Nakahechi trail from Takijiri-oho to the Grand Shrine at Nachi Taisha. We spent the train journey eating everything in our bento boxes while speculating about what was ahead.

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Kodo Kan Pilgrimage Centre looking at the bamboo walking sticks and rain jackets for sale. Then, following the signs, we found our first shrine. Next to the shrine was a miniature house on a pole. We opened the door to the house and stamped our pilgrimage books with an intricate red marker in the image of the shrine. My buddy and I looked at each other, then started walking. We had 80 kilometres ahead of us with only five days (plus a rest day) to manage it.

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boxes holding tasty and beautifully presented morsels provided by our homestay hosts. While we walked, our luggage would magically make its way to our destination. The path – rocky and uphill for the first part – was marked with signs saying either, “Kumano Kodo” or, helpfully, “Not Kumano Kodo”. We had several varieties of trek notes between us, from the glossy Raw Travel guide to the itinerary and information from the tourist centre. We would only get lost if we really set our minds to it. On our first day we covered 18 kilometres. We walked up ancient

pathways, seeing the sun spike through cedar and cypress plantations, passing little mosscovered stone statues of people on the side of the trail. My photos couldn’t capture how intricate and meaningful these strange little objects were. At each shrine we passed, we added to our collection of stamps. The Kumano Kodo network of trails was first recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Pilgrimage Route in 2014 and visitors to Japan are increasingly adding it to their list of must-dos. Each day of walking offered opportunity for reflection and the

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“sacred pilgrimage” theme that had begun to resonate. We solved the world’s and our own problems as we walked.

World Heritage beauty

Rest stops

The hot springs at Yunomine Onsen. ABOVE: Seiganto-ji Pagoda and Nachi no Taki waterfall in the Kii Peninsula

Kumano Kodo canned, hot coffee from vending machines, we sighed with relief at the “hot-spring coffee” on offer. Even rain, drizzling on us for an entire 20-kilometre day, didn’t detract from the journey.

Spiritual ways During the trek my thoughts turned frequently to the pilgrims and emperors who had walked the Kumano Kodo over the past thousand years. They considered these mountains full of

gods. I wondered who would be walking it over the next millennium. My friend and I exchanged glances as the last waymarker appeared. The numbered poles noting every 500m had been signs of our progress. But we weren’t ready for the last one, despite all the walking and talking. We finished the journey at the spectacular 133-metre Nachi no Taki Falls. This cascading waterfall, tumbling before our eyes, was the perfect punctuation mark to our pilgrimage.

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The Kumano Kodo is one of two World Heritage Pilgrimage Routes – the other is Spain’s Camino De Santiago. The trail network crisscrossing the Kii Mountains was created in the early 10th century by pilgrims journeying to three Grand Shrines – Yoshino and Omine, Kumano Sanzan and Koyasan. The sacred sites on the Kumano Kodo represent a fusion of Shinto and Buddhist beliefs. The pilgrim route was walked by all stratas of society. WHEN TO GO: The walking season is from April until November. HOW TO GET THERE: Kii-Tanabe is 2.5 hours by train from Osaka. BOOKING: Raw Travel’s seven-day Kumano Kodo walk starts from $1850, twin share. rawtravel.com Find out more about the trail through the Tanabe Information Centre. tb-kumano.jp/en

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Our ryokan or minshuku (homestay accommodation) often had an onsen (hot spring bath) and after bathing, we donned yukatas (like a dressing gown) and obis (belts) and ate, sitting on the floor. We devoured raw fish, tender marinated meat, tempura everything, sweet potato, miso, rice (of course), sweet puddings and even salted plums. Our first Japanese hosts taught us the local ways with smiles on their faces, but my struggle with the footwear rules endured. I’d accidentally leave the ‘house’ slippers on in the bathroom, instead of using the ‘bathroom’ slippers, or traipse around the house with ‘bathroom’ slippers on. We spent a rest day at Yunomine Onsen, bathing in 1800-year-old hot springs. Although we had accepted the need for

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wave picks up the canoe and plummets it towards the shore. The riders squeal and whoop, but there’s no cause for concern. “Even if it fills up with water it will never sink,” says Ted Bush, owner of Waikiki Beach Services. “It’s the only vessel in the entire US Coast Guard fleet that doesn’t require life jackets. “This is the highlight of everyone’s trip,” he continues, as another four people and boat crew push an outrigger into the water. “People feel a sense of history.” It’s no wonder. The first outrigger canoes, which seated up to 80 people and all their supplies, were thought to have reached the Aloha islands in about 200AD. “Dudie Miller, who was the captain of the Hui Nalu canoe club, recognised the only real water men were the canoe guys,” says Ted of the precursors to the Waikiki Beach Services. Back in the 1920s and ’30s there were just two hotels on Waikiki’s sands, including the freshly minted, Spanish-style Royal Hawaiian, both owned by the Matson company. As Ted tells it, every day Dudie’s team rescued guests from the ocean, so he approached the owners and proposed: “Why don’t

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I have my beach boys watch all your people on the shore?” The Hui Nalu canoe club became Waikiki Beach Services in 1955, and still operates from the Royal Hawaiian.

Step back in time Today, Ted and his team of 101 beach boys also offer surf, standup paddleboard and swimming lessons, and operate the Royal Hawaiian’s pool services. The days when Ted could look back from the water and see an unobstructed view of the lush mountain range behind Honolulu are now a fond memory. But even a slightly intrepid visitor willing to stray beyond the glitz and glamour will discover there’s still a little of the original aloha spirit to be found. Of course, there’s the Royal Hawaiian, also known as the ‘Pink Palace of the Pacific’, celebrating its 90th birthday this year. While it now boasts WiFi, mod cons and a newer tower building, its level of service and palm-groved charm remain the gold standard on the island. On Monday evenings, it also hosts the only beachfront luau on Waikiki. On any other night, go next door to Duke’s Waikiki – named after monster-wave surfer Duke Kahanamoku – and order the signature mai tai for a little taste of old Oahu.

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Eventually they graduate to a concert ukulele, and my daughter got a fancy tenor one for her graduation.” You can take home one of the fine instruments, formed using a local acacia wood called koa, although it will set you back at least US$995.

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My kids all have to take ukulele lessons sashimi, ahi (tuna) poke and tako (octopus) poke, are excellent (and served in huge portions).

Sweet sounds Depending on your point of view, the ukulele is either a cherished stringed instrument or a torture device. These days, thanks to muscians such as Jake Shimabukuro, many folks realise it’s the former. You’ll find these fans lining up at Kamaka

Hawaii for the free factory tour (Tuesdays to Fridays at 10.30am). Founded by Sam Kamaka in 1916, the company is still a family affair, with a fourth generation now creating the distinctive pineapple ukulele, with its oval body and rich sound, as well as the more easily identified pinch-waisted ukes. “My kids all have to take ukulele lessons,” says Fred Kamaka Jr, who’s running the tour today because his 92-year-old father, Fred Sr, is feeling a little under the weather. “When they’re five, they get a Pineapple because that’s the ukulele my grandfather created.

Of all the artefacts of Hawaii’s past, the one most people associate with the islands is the aloha shirt. First designed in the mid-1930s, they are experiencing a revival. Retro retailers Tin Can Mailman and Barrio Vintage stock the finest preloved Hawaiian shirts and dresses in their Chinatown store, and a new wave of designers is reinventing the attire for a new age. Roberta Oaks, who also has her shopfront in Chinatown, arrived in Hawaii from Missouri and started her business after buying a sewing machine in a garage sale. Inspired by nature, architecture and artists such as

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For the first-time visitor to Honolulu it can seem as though tiki style is a long-distant memory. Head off the main drag in Waikiki though, and you’ll discover Arnold’s Beach Bar and Grill. Plant yourself on a stool and choose from the list of mai tais, tiki teas and margaritas, all just US$6 during a happy hour which conveniently spans 10am to 6pm. Need an alcohol-free refresher? Head to Waiolo Shave Ice’s original outlet, which opened in 1940, and try the delicious haupia (coconut), a local favourite. Located in an unlikely industrial zone and founded in 1957, La Mariana Sailing Club is the last of Honolulu’s original tiki bars, with a fountain, locals propped up at the bar, a man playing classic tunes on a keyboard and vintage Hawaiiana decor. The food, including classic Hawaiian dishes pupu (appetisers), salmon

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Sleep in style Roberta has also collaborated with another venture bringing style to the retro scene, the Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club. The 1960s motel was completely gutted and, under the guidance of Honolulu-based design company The Vanguard Theory, has been fitted out with local art, mid-century furniture and retro detailing by Hawaiian designers. Matthew Tapia’s ‘Wish You Were Here’ mural on the bottom of the pool is a standout, and one of Waikiki’s most Instagrammed sights. Roberta is responsible for

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the retro-cool design of the women’s staff uniform. As well as providing guests with a sense of the aloha spirit – there’s live music in Mahini & Sun’s restaurant and bar, classes in making floral crowns and excursions to nearby farms – the hotel’s open-air, surf-shack vibe lobby area has become a hub for the local creative scene, ensuring the true sense of Hawaii is set to endure.

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A young Elvis in Blue Hawaii. TOP LEFT: Browsing the racks at Roberta Oaks. INSET: Hawaiian kitsch from Tin Can Mailman.

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Pegge Hopper and Georgia O’Keeffe, she designs some of her own fabrics to create a different style of aloha shirt. “I was the first to do a modern take,” she says. “I refined the cut and brought a fashionable and youthful feel to something that had become an old man’s shirt. They were fun in the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, and then they got really bad. We made them fun again.”

• In his time as a movie star, Elvis was the leading man in a string of movies set on the Hawaiian islands. Blue Hawaii, filmed in 1961, was the first and, depending on your point of view, the best of the bunch. Check it out today and you will see Waikiki Beach the way it used to be. • In the same year, Deborah Walley stepped into Sandra Dee’s espadrilles to film Gidget Goes Hawaiian on location at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Between bouts of teenaged romantic confusion, Gidget puts everyone to shame with her surfing prowess. • An instant hit when it was released in 1953 and still loved today, From Here to Eternity follows three American soldiers (played by Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift and Frank Sinatra) based in Hawaii before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The classic scene of Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr entangled on the shoreline was shot at Halona Cove on Oahu’s southeast coast. • Before Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan became Steve and Danno in 2010, Hawaii Five-0 played on small screens around the world for 12 years from 1968. During its time, the series starring Jack Lord and James MacArthur was one of the first TV series to be shot mainly on location (rather than a sound stage).

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Affordable adventures

Solo stays

Adventure travel companies are champions of the solo traveller. Group tours offer the safety of travelling with others and the freedom to explore. Intrepid Travel’s small-group adventures go everywhere from the Top End to Thailand. Itineraries are focused on using public transport, eating street food and sleeping at locally owned homestays, so passengers can connect with locals and learn about their culture. Solo travellers of the same gender are matched up to share rooms and keep costs low. Walking holidays are also a good option, yet heading into the bush for a long trail walk alone isn’t advisable, especially for inexperienced hikers. Park Trek offers multi-day hiking trips with experienced guides through wilderness areas such as Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain and Kakadu National Park. Trips include accommodation, snacks and most meals. Park Trek also has recently introduced some women-only trips that are proving popular.

The days of singles being relegated to a musty room in a dated hotel or crammed into a crowded hostel dorm are over. In Sydney’s Surry Hills, 57 Hotel and Hotel Harry offer petite rooms with single beds and all the comforts of a double suite. These centrally located boutique hotels are proving popular with the younger demographic who value location and functionality (and free Wi-Fi). Capsule hotels, a trend that emerged in Japan, can be found beyond Tokyo. Bangkok, Singapore, Christchurch and now Australia, with the first capsule hotel due to open in Sydney this year, offer these simple, compact sleeping arrangements at affordable prices. Airbnb has opened up many previously unaffordable areas for solo travellers, offering apartments and rooms in private houses. While paying a fraction of the cost of a hotel room is a bonus, Airbnb offers more benefits beyond saving a buck. Many Airbnb hosts offer added extras (such as free breakfast and snacks) but the true value lies

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Discovering Thailand with Intrepid, hiking Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain, local hosts are one of the benefits of an Airbnb stay, a single suite at 57 Hotel.

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olo travel was once considered a tricky (and expensive) feat, best suited to hard-core adventurers. But the travel industry is increasingly catering to growing numbers of solo sojourners. They might be divorced retirees ready to explore the world, or millennials raring to escape the shackles of study. Whether they are keen to shred the slopes in Japan or meditate at a Byron Bay retreat, empowering journeys for one are hot right now.

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in having a local connection. From sharing tips on where to find good coffee, to providing guests with maps of the local area, Airbnb hosts are a goldmine of information.

Locals on tap Urban Adventures accelerates the immersion process in a new country by offering a range of day tours with a twist, designed to open up the local scene to newbies, many of them female, solo adventurers. Explore Fiji on foot or step into a night market in Taipei with confidence and receive insider tips from a local. Dining solo is a challenging part of solo travel. Not everyone has the confidence to walk boldly into a restaurant alone. New social dining apps offer travellers ways to eat with others. EatWith connects diners with home cooks keen on hosting dinner parties for strangers. From Melbourne to Hong Kong and beyond, interested diners simply scroll communal tables in more than 200 different cities to find meals (and people) that suit their interests. After booking and paying online, all they need to do is turn up and chow down (and hopefully make a few friends).

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The new way to cruise Thankfully, some cruise operators have realised that not all single travellers are wealthy enough to pay for cabins designed for couples. Offering river cruises down the Mekong, Ganges and Amazon rivers, G Adventures matches single travellers of the same gender to share cabins with two single beds. “Solo travellers are among the fastest-growing segment in the

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An EatWith dinner. BELOW LEFT: Mekong cruise with G Adventures.

adventure travel sector. We don’t charge a single supplement as it’s important to us that they can enjoy the same advantages that travellers in groups do,” says G Adventures managing director Australia and New Zealand Adrian Piotto. With plenty of time spent off the boat visiting local communities, G Adventures offers solo travellers a fun, accessible way to cruise the world’s waterways without breaking the bank.

expansiveness. I find I’m more open to meeting locals and other travellers when I’m on my own,” Jess says.

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Freedom and flexibility JESS ROSE IS A MELBOURNEBASED BOOK DESIGNER FOR LONELY PLANET WHO HAS TRAVELLED ALONE IN AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, JAPAN, INDONESIA AND VIETNAM. FROM WALLOWING IN THE MUD POOLS OF ROTORUA TO ATTENDING NINJA SCHOOL IN TOKYO AND SURFING IN INDONESIA, JESS HAS SERIOUS SOLO TRAVEL STREET CRED. “My solo adventures have been such exciting experiences. I just love the freedom and

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So how should someone approach their first solo trip? “Group tours are a good way to start when travelling alone. Having a local guide makes the language barrier so much easier. It’s also the most efficient way of making the best use of your time if you want to experience a wide variety of places on limited time,” she says. Safety is typically a concern for solo travellers but Jess believes planning and research can eliminate most risk. “Be smart but don’t let fear dictate your adventures. Assess the safety of situations, do your research and get recommendations from other travellers.” Most importantly, travelling solo doesn’t mean being alone all the time. “Friendships forged between solo travellers can become quite solid. There are numerous people I have met while travelling that I’m still in contact with now,” Jess says.

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Discover the beauty of the NT’s wildlife, ancient gorges and Indigenous culture, just a few hours’ drive from Darwin WORDS LEE MYLNE

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n Malapparr, or dry season, Jawoyn country greets tourists with blooming yellow kapok flowers, a signal that freshwater crocodiles and turtles are carrying their eggs. In mid-July in the Northern Territory’s Nitmiluk National Park, it’s not winter, but one of five seasons in the annual cycle that is followed by the Indigenous Jawoyn people. This is the cooler part of the dry season, when the weather still allows for walking and the nights are mild to cool. It’s the best time of year to visit Nitmiluk Gorge and tourists are out in force. They are camping, kayaking and cruising on the gorge or riding in helicopters over it. There’s plenty to do without going too far from Cicada Lodge, owned by the Jawoyn people. It is just a 10-minute walk from the first of the 13 gorges on the Katherine River. The luxury lodge, which sleeps up to 36 people, takes its name from nitmiluk, the Jawoyn word derived from the ‘nit-nit’ sound of the cicada. All 18 rooms have air-conditioning and private balconies with views.

Going bush In the morning, a blue-faced honeyeater (yey’yey) hangs happily upside down to devour nectar from a flowering pawpaw tree and a family of Left-handed wallabies graze under nearby trees. Called jotet in the Jawoyn language, the wallabies get their English moniker from their habit of waving their front paws in a circular motion. The lodge has a resident bowerbird, who is not happy when guests arrive to inspect his elaborate nest. It’s not adorned with the usual blue treasures, but with all things white and shiny silver. These include scraps of foil, can

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ring-pulls, screws, gleaming-white stones and plastic scraps. “Sometimes we leave things out for him to find,” says Charlie, one of Cicada Lodge’s team of eight. For budget travellers, there are powered camping sites, including permanent, unpowered safari tents at the gorge. There are more unpowered sites at Leliyn (Edith Falls), about 60km north of Katherine, in the western section of Nitmiluk National Park. With a permit, you can bush-camp at

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Sweetwater pool, perfect for a swim and a 4km walk from Leliyn. Nitmiluk Gorge Visitor Centre, on the edge of the gorge and a fiveminute walk from Cicada Lodge, is worth visiting to learn more about this country and its people.

Deep connections In 1989, after a 10-year campaign, the Jawoyn people regained legal ownership of the land they had inhabited for tens of thousands of years before Europeans arrived. The land included the gorge

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formerly named Katherine after the daughter of explorer John McDouall Stuart’s sponsor, pastoralist James Chambers. Cruising is a popular way of seeing the beauty of Nitmiluk, gliding along between the towering sandstone cliffs. Join a dinner cruise, see an Aboriginal rock painting site and learn that Bolong, the rainbow serpent, lives below in the deepest part of the gorge system. The Jawoyn believe Bolong is the creator - and destroyer - of all things and will not fish or swim in this part out of respect. Crocs – the non-aggressive freshwater crocodiles, or “freshies” – laze on the sandy riverbank and warning signs remind visitors that it’s nesting season. Croc traps are laid for any lurking, dangerous

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Kayaking or canoeing on the gorge gives a different perspective. Canoes can be hired for an hour, half-day, full-day or overnight (if you want to camp). If you have your own, you will need a permit from the Nitmiluk Visitor Centre.

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“salties” (freshies are set free). Salties have been known to enter the gorge in the wet season but rangers conduct extensive surveys before the river is opened for kayaking and swimming. Cruises run by Nitmiluk Tours, also owned by the Jawoyn people, operate daily at dawn and sail to three gorges. Cultural safaris with Indigenous guides offer the chance to learn about their traditions. Like the bowerbird, you are likely to find treasures in Nitmiluk – the indelible memories of an ancient land and its welcoming people.

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Helicopter flights allow a view of all 13 gorges, revealing the full extent of their beauty. Shorter flights – over three or eight sections – are also available. Some heli-tours also include landing for a swim and access to remote rock painting sites.

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Take a hike in the cooler parts of the day to the Baruwei Lookout for views of the first gorge, and the Seventeen Mile Valley. This 4.8km loop walk starts near the visitor centre and takes around 90 minutes.

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Think Darwin, think seafood? Then head straight to Frances Bay, known to locals as the duck pond. If ocean-fresh, wild, organic fish appeals, visit the Darwin Fish Market. It opens daily at 10am. darwinfishmarket.com

2. FOR CLEVER CATS You almost need the cunning of an alley cat to find this quirky café down a laneway off Mitchell Street. The giant, graffiti alley cat on the wall will let you know you have arrived. Enjoy your fill of homemade pastries, pies and fresh juices served in retro jam jars. facebook.com/ Alleycatspatisserie/

3. FINE FOR FOODIES Take a 10-minute drive from the CBD and discover the suburb of Parap. Locals take their morning cup of Joe at the pumping Laneway Specialty Coffee, perhaps ordering a single-origin brew from El Salvador. Saturdays are popular around these parts for the village markets, but during the week you can escape the crowds and wander through Parap Fine Foods for exotic deli items. lanewaycoffee.com.au parapfinefoods.com.au

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Who knew that Darwin had cottoned on to the street-art craze, better associated with Melbourne? Sure, it’s no Hosier Lane, but Austin Lane, just off Smith Street, boasts some cool urban art. There’s more graffiti to be found at Little Miss Korea. Join its chef, Chung Jae Lee, for a contemporary Korean cooking class. littlemisskorea.com

5. HIGHER GROUNDS Want to meet Darwin’s tallest barista? Head to the Lucky Bat Café at 3/7 Pavonia Place to meet Bill. We’re not sure exactly how tall he is, but the coffee is good. It would be easy to miss The Rabbithole Coffee, Wine & Co. nearby. It’s in a winsome warren along the Smith Street Mall. For the trifecta in Darwin coffee culture, nip down the Star Village Arcade to Four Birds Café where locals like to perch outside, a bit like birds.

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Inside Laneway Specialty Coffee. BELOW: The Darwin Wave Pool, enjoying the waterfall at Howard Springs Reserve.

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6. GO GET WET If you are looking for some wave action and don’t mind the crowds, head to the Darwin Wave Pool. Or make like a local and visit the Nightcliff Swimming Club and swim a few laps instead. Over at the Leanyer Recreation Park, there are three different water slides, while at De la Plage along Darribah Road in Brinkin you can slouch in a hammock and watch the setting sun. waterfront.nt.gov.au nightcliff.swimming.org.au ymcatopend.org.au Find De La Plage on Facebook

7. CRAFT MOVEMENT NT Draught ceased production in 2015 after more than 50 years, but thankfully, craft beer and winemakers are springing up all over. One Mile Brewing Company makes five types of beer and is on tap around town. Try it at The Deck Bar in Mitchell Street. For a decent drop of wine, head to the “best little café in the bush”, the Purple Mango Café & Winery at nearby Marrakai. onemilebrewery.com.au purplemangocafe.com.au

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9. COOL YOUR HEELS There’s plenty of croc-free places to cool your heels in and around Darwin, but you’ll find the locals at Howard Springs Reserve, a small freshwater spring about 35km from the CBD. Here, a waterfall cascades into eight rock pools and there are two large flying foxes. This popular picnic spot is also home to barramundi, turtles and wallabies. northernterritory.com

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Join Darwinians for a yoga class on the grassy foreshore at Cullen Bay at sunset. Once you’ve saluted the sun, head across the road to Lola’s Pergola, which is part fairground attraction, part gastropub. Thanks to its colourful rides and attractions, and an ‘eat, drink, love and be loved,’ philosophy, Lola’s happily describes itself as “the greatest show on earth”. lolas.net.au

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he doughnut is, in a word, monstrous. It’s slathered in caramel sauce, bursting with whipped cream and studded with gooey chunks of apple. Beside me, a young woman is photographing her own cream- and jam-filled version, presumably so she can Instagram it as #foodporn. If I had one piece of advice for visitors to Wellington, it would be to arrive hungry. There are so many cool coffee shops, boutique food producers and restaurants that eating well in New Zealand’s capital is practically unavoidable. Don’t worry: you’ll have plenty of opportunity for exercise, too. One of the great things about Wellington is that it’s incredibly walkable. Hemmed in by hills on one side and the harbour on another, the city centre is spread over just 2km. It’s the perfect place to spend a long weekend.

The windy city CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Wellington at night, Wellington Chocolate Factory, Golding’s Free Dive, the Wellington Cable Car, Beervana, doughnuts from Sixes & Sevens deli. CENTRE: Husk brewery.

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On the Friday I arrive, the tail end of a summer storm is whipping a gale through the streets. The wind in Wellington is no myth. The city is perched on the edge of the Cook Strait, which forms a narrow gap between the north and south islands. Wellingtonians are hilariously stoic about their weather. “We like it,” they say, their eyes watering. “It keeps the air pollution away.” Having fulfilled my recommended calorie intake for the week at Sixes & Sevens deli — home of the doughnuts — I take shelter from the wind at Te Papa (Our Place). The waterfront museum,

Te Papa Tongarewa, is a popular Wellington attraction, most famous for its high-tech and interactive exhibitions. Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War tells the story of the ANZAC campaign in World War I. The exhibition was created by Weta Workshop, Sir Richard Taylor’s world-renowned visual effects and prop company, and features oversized scale statues of New Zealand soldiers. They are staggeringly realistic, with sweat glistening on pores, dust under fingernails and gnarly bullet wounds.

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Emerging onto a waterfront bathed in warm sunshine, I’m reminded of the city’s unofficial slogan: “You can’t beat Wellington on a good day.” It’s true. When the city looks as it does now: harbour twinkling beneath a bold blue sky and lush, green villa-dotted hills, it’s easy to see why the locals put up with the weather. Wellington is the self-professed craft beer capital of New Zealand, and its locals are working hard to maintain the title. The city is the home of the country’s best beer festival, Beervana (11-12 August 2017), and breweries and craft beer bars are ubiquitous. Husk, a brewery-slash-roastery-slasheatery, is tucked inconspicuously down an alley on Ghuznee Street (there’s no sign, just follow the fairy lights). It is half-owned by local Choice Bros brewer Kerry Gray, who says: “We’re putting a bunch of beers on tap from a little Norwegian brewery called To Øl.” Then he admits they’re numbering

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Wellington Cable Car. TOP TO BOTTOM: Beervana, Wellington Chocolate Factory, Kura Gallery.

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Eat street The Hannah precinct houses a small but interesting selection of artisan eateries, bars and food producers. There’s Leeds Street Bakery — home of a salted caramel cookie so good it’ll make you weep — Fix and Fogg Peanut Butter factory (try the Smoke and Fire flavour) and working bean-to-bar Wellington Chocolate Factory. Six Barrel Soda Co. creates artisanal sodas with flavours such as cherry and pomegranate and celery tonic. Pizza Pomodoro, an early laneway inhabitant,

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It’s fun, very Wellington, and the perfect place to hunker down when the weather turns is the place to find thin, chewy, wood-fired slices. Shepherd restaurant, co-owned by Sean Golding and chef Shepherd Elliot of Ti Kouka Cafe and Leeds Street Bakery, is an exciting new dining option. From the pulled pork and pickled apple pikelet (try saying that after a few IPAs) through to Fix and Fogg peanut butter beignets, my meal is clever and comforting. When I inquire about the aged cheddar custard, the waiter describes not only the dish, but also the cows who gave their milk for it. “There’s Daisy, Isobel and … Oh, I forget the other one,” he says apologetically. My bed for the weekend is at the Quality Hotel, on the top end of Cuba Street. The strip is crammed with boutiques, second-hand shops, restaurants and bars for all budgets. By day its

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the taps because nobody can pronounce the Norwegian names. At Golding’s Free Dive in the Hannah Factory Laneway precinct, a professional beer geek named Phil is manning the taps. The bar has been lovingly constructed by owner Sean Golding (a former Weta prop designer), in a style I would call ‘garagesale chic’. Think Christmas lights, buckets, old skis and taxidermied rodents, with a ceiling made from old playground safety mats. It’s fun, very Wellington, and the perfect place to hunker down when the weather turns.

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Sun shining? These experiences will help you make the most of it 1. CABLE CAR AND BOTANIC GARDENS Running every 10 minutes between Lambton Quay and Kelburn, the historic Wellington Cable Car takes you high above the city streets to the top of the Botanic Gardens. See terraced hillside villas as you climb and enjoy sweeping views of the harbour, city and surrounding hills. 2. ZEALANDIA This 255-hectare ecosanctuary is home to more than 40 species of native birds, 24 of them endemic to New Zealand. If you’re keen to meet the country’s most famous nocturnal inhabitant (the kiwi,) opt for the Zealandia by Night tour.

Shelter from the storm There are more things to do in Wellington than stuff yourself silly. Shopping is one of them. Hit Cuba Street for vintage threads, Wakefield

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There are more things to do in Wellington than stuff yourself silly Street for edgy designer pieces and Willis Street for hours of blissful browsing at Unity Books. Don’t miss Ekor, a cute little bookstore and café opposite Moore Wilson’s, and Kura Gallery on Allen Street that sells treasures by Maori artists. On Sunday morning, heavy, horizontal rain is blasting the city, thwarting my plan to walk up Mount Victoria. Instead I hunker down at Loretta, a large, stylish café just a few streets from my hotel, packed with hip young things drinking Ethiopian drip coffee. I order a bowl of creamy rice — hot, sultana-studded and fragrant with citrus peel. That got me thinking. Perhaps the city should revise its slogan, because you can’t beat Wellington on a bad day, either. Alice Galletly was a guest of Wellington Tourism

3. ORIENTAL PARADE When the sun’s out, Wellingtonians flock to this central beachside suburb to lick ice creams, stroll the parade and stretch out on fine golden sand that’s been trucked in from elsewhere. If the sea’s too cold for a dip, try the harbourside Freyberg Pool 4. MT VICTORIA LOOKOUT Easily accessible from the city centre, the Mt Victoria Lookout rises 196m above sea level and offers panoramic views ofthe city. Drive to the summit or take the walkway through forest from the top of Majoribanks Street. For bonus points, time it for sunset and take a picnic or fish ‘n’ chips.

Zealandia ecosanctuary. TOP LEFT: Ekor bookstore.

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inhabitants shop, caffeinate and either admire or avoid the street performers, at night it’s a hotspot for eating, drinking and dancing. Zest Food Tours will help you experience the best of Wellington’s culinary offerings with walking tours that take around three hours, including lunch. Fabs, a bubbly French expat who fell in love with Wellington 15 years ago, starts our Saturday morning tour with a strong flat white and a cheese scone at the City Art Gallery. We spend the morning strolling and sampling our way around the city. Highlights include a visit to Moore Wilson’s, a glorified grocery store and the Wellington Chocolate Factory, where they turn organic, ethically-traded cacao into terrific chocolate bars.

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CARDRONA SKI SCHOOL Cardrona’s Kids’ Adventure Programmes near Queenstown and Wanaka has got your kids covered with its four-day beginner courses. Choose from Skiwees (skiers 5-12 years old) and Lowriders (snowboarders 7-12) then drop the kids off at the Adventure HQ building. Over four days they’ll get the same instructor, hot lunches, hot chocolates and more. cardrona.com

WOMBATS RAMBLE Wombats Ramble at Falls Creek in Victoria is Australia’s longest beginner run (2.2km). But that’s not the best part. Twice a week the entire run lights up after dark for night skiing. skifalls.com.au

BEGINNERS AT HOTHAM Newbies at Hotham in Victoria have their own dedicated learn-to-ski centre, chairlift and ski run at the Big D Kids Ski and Ride School. Harry the Snowdragon mascot calls the Big D home and makes regular appearances to keep your kids entertained. hotham.com.au

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Whether you take the 45-minute hike to Temple Basin’s lodge, tackle the steep intrepid road to Mt Olympus, or bush bash into Craigieburn, you will have the adventurous time of your ski life in Canterbury’s privately run club fields. Expect bunk beds, nutcracker rope tows, dress-up boxes and general Kiwi mayhem. chillout.co.nz

SKI WITH AN OLYMPIAN Three-time Australian Winter Olympian Steve Lee will get your blood pumping with his backcountry ski tours at Falls Creek. Jump on the sled on the back of his skidoo and prepare to spend the day getting fresh powder lines near Mt McKay. Tours start from $159 per person. skifalls.com.au

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Heli skiing over the Southern Alps. BELOW: Bungy above Queenstown. LEFT: Steve Lee at Falls Creek, Shotover Jet.

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A sled-dog tour near Mt Buller. BELOW LEFT: Find the gnomes around Mt Buller.

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Throw the kids in the sled as a pack of husky alpine dogs pull them around a designated Australian Sled Dog Tour trail near Mt Buller. Sleds can take between two and five people for $80 per person. sleddogtours.com.au Take in a family movie at Wanaka’s Cinema Paradiso, a classic retro movie theatre complete with meal service, comfy couches and even three seats inside an old Morris Minor. paradiso.net.nz

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The Cardrona Hotel is an après ritual. Grab a mulled wine at the heritage hotel and head to the back garden for fireside supping at dusk. cardronahotel.co.nz

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The Apres Bar at The Denman in Thredbo is the stuff of European-style party legends. Expect live music, mixologists, sing-alongs and dancing in ski boots. thedenman.com.au

OLD SCHOOL Perisher runs masters camps with two days of intensive Slalom, Giant Slalom and Super G to help you channel your inner Vonn or Ligety. perisher.com.au

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RIPPING CHICKS The Remarkables near Queenstown offers a full-day of freestyle terrain park coaching for ripping chicks. nzski.com

Bars may come and go but Queenstown’s The Bunker is forever. Head to this laneway den for fine dining in the restaurant or martinis at the rooftop bar. thebunker.co.nz Après like a rockstar with a lake view at Wanaka’s La La Land. Start with a gin-based Breakfast at Tiffany’s cocktail and thank us later. lalalandwanaka.co.nz

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WHITE RAINBOW Queenstown’s Gay Ski Week offers on-snow events across Cardrona, Coronet Peak and The Remarkables and a rocking après program. gayskiweekqt.com

SNOW GROMMETS TOP TO BOTTOM: The Cardrona Hotel, Women’s Week at Hotham, getting air in Hotham.

Enrol your kid (8-18) in Mt Buller’s Transition Snowboard Camp and help them to X-Games glory. mtbuller.com.au

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Kids will love the Gnome Roam at Mt Buller as they follow a trail to find all the gnomes in the Mt Buller village. Look out for the Gnome crossing sign and the Gnome Home on the Mt Buller Tourist Road on the way up the mountain too. mtbuller.com.au

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also has terrific Middle Easterninspired food, Social Brew, Borough Barista and the hole-in-the-wall Nook Espresso on the beach. If the bar scene is more your thing, head to Justin Lane. Its rooftop bar with its misting fans is the place to be on a balmy evening. Their pizzas are mighty fine too and they deliver to Burleigh Hill so you can watch the twinkling lights of Surfers Paradise. Harvest Moon has the best espresso martinis in town, plus live music on weekends, while Bin 12 is a tiny tapas bar with great share plates and designer cocktails.

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Tucked into the industrial estate of Miami, the family-friendly Miami Marketta is the Gold Coast’s original street food and artist market. On Friday and Saturday evenings, tuck into a multicultural melange of street food, including Thai, Greek, Turkish, Japanese, Hungarian and more, plus an over-the-top dessert hall offering enormous lamingtons, sublime gelato and sinful waffles. Atmospheric bars serve boutique wines, local craft beers and handcrafted cocktails; the main stage hosts local blues, jazz and roots music, and artist studios offer hand-crafted clothes, repurposed furniture, handmade bags, jewellery and idiosyncratic gifts. The Village Markets at Burleigh State High School, on every first and third Sunday of the month, is the best place for local crafts and designer digs. Discover hand-crafted wooden longboards, bespoke swimwear and comfy floor cushions. Grab a bite to eat from one of the food vans and relax on a picnic rug to some live tunes.

Surf the wave in Currumbin Quieter Currumbin retains its small-country-town vibe. There is a popular family-friendly swimming beach along Currumbin Creek,

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Inside Balter Brewing. CLOCKWISE FROM FAR RIGHT: Pan-Asian dishes at Rick Shores, Wheel & Spoon gelato and Good Food Catering Co. at Miami Marketta.

and the Currumbin Vikings Surf Lifesaving Club is wedged into Elephant Rock at the end of the surf beach. Sign up as an honorary member for a meal directly above the surf. The revamped Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary offers terrific native Australian animal encounters (and the Friday night Sanctuary Markets). Rent a stand-up paddleboard, kayak and/or fishing gear from Boatshed Bait & Tackle to enjoy pristine Currumbin Creek then relax on the shady deck of the Boatshed Café for a Boss Brekkie, delicious pizzas and cold drinks. Rustic-chic The Salt Mill café, directly across from the surf beach, has great coffee and smoothies, fruit-topped acai bowls and yummy raw slices. More discoveries reward the curious who venture into the Currumbin Industrial Estate, where

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a host of edgy enterprises are blossoming. Surfing legends and Currumbin locals Mick Fanning and Joel Parkinson recently opened Balter Brewing Company here. The slick warehouse space, with its terrific selection of madeon-site craft beers, has become a community hub, with food trucks on Fridays and inspired fundraising events tapping into the collective consciousness. Just down the road is Dust Temple, an edgy warehouse space that looks more Fitzroy or Redfern than surfer-dude Currumbin. Its espresso bar Fl.oz serves Fonzie Abbott Coffee, expressionist art adorns pared-back walls and you might catch a comedy show or slam poetry performance. Not far away, Mt Woodgee Surfboards still channels the freewheeling spirit of founder Nick Anagnostou, who started hand-

shaping boards under an old wooden Queenslander house on Mt Woodgee back in the 1970s. Today, you can watch master shapers such as Ian “Ern” Byrne in action and pick up a beautifully crafted board or some surfing gear. Just down the road in another reclaimed warehouse is Iron and Resin Garage. Grab a Will & Co coffee and tuck into a classic Aussie breakfast or burger, or pick up some motorbike riding gear before taking on the curves of the Currumbin hinterland. The Sunday Session is epic, with live music from the cream of local musicians. Even if you’re not a rider, head to the hills anyway for a dip in the Currumbin rock pools or an inspired Asian cooking class at Tenteram Fine Foods, where you create, and eat, healthy, flavourful dishes in a contemporary space.

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TOP TO BOTTOM: Retro Chic at La Costa Motel, Cooly Rocks On, Hireadub.

IF VINTAGE IS your thing, the Gold Coast oozes a retro-chic vibe. Even the name Gold Coast was a cleverly upcycled 1950s branding initiative and a glitzy switch from its snooze-worthy former name, the South Coast. And don’t forget those Surfers Paradise Meter Maids who wowed the nation in the 1960s with a peek at Australia’s first cheeky gold lamé bikinis. Cooly Rocks On Hold onto your teeny-bopper skirts. Australia’s biggest 1950s and 1960s nostalgia festival, the free Cooly Rocks On, transforms the streets of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads into a revival of all things vintage, rock ‘n’ roll and rockabilly from 7-11 June. Think high pony tails, dance championships, poodle parades, hip bands, retro markets, drive-in movies, and a Greased Lightning line-up of vintage cars, caravans and even prototype pedal cars for the T-Bird tots.

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Hireadub If you want to travel in retro style, look no further than Hireadub’s colourful cluster of Kombi vans – Molly, Bruce, Florence, Ketut, Lewy and a host of other split-screen Kombi gems – each daubed in dusky vintage tones with modern campervan interiors. Perfect even if you just want to check out the surf, with your handcarved surfboard propped oh-so-casually against your new best friend. 20th Century Antiques and Collectibles Spend an afternoon in the soft embrace of yesteryear as you sift through vinyl records, buy hula-girl dashboard ornaments, consider a pastel trike for your toddler, try on floral frocks, and fall for old-fashioned CocaCola signs, cake tins, novelty ashtrays and more.

La Costa Motel From its pink flamingos to its turquoise vintage bikes and striped beach umbrellas, the aqua weatherboard La Costa Motel exudes the carefree spirit of holidays past. It’s just a hop, skip and a jump from pretty Bilinga Beach near the Gold Coast Airport. Nominated as an original Highway Heritage Motel, there’s nothing shabby about the bargain prices for its crisp white studios with wooden floors, free, high-speed Wi-Fi and free airport transfers.

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GOLDEN BOY Gold Coast local Mitch King is a barefoot blues legend who plays up to four instruments simultaneously WORDS TIANA TEMPLEMAN

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Churchill to add an extra dimension to his musical performances by learning how to play a kick-drum, guitar, harmonica and tambourine simultaneously. At the Coolangatta Art and Craft Markets, locals form a small crowd around the musician, who looks like a quintessential surfer with his windblown hair and bare feet. Mitch’s powerful vocals fill the air, accompanied by energetic guitar riffs and the deep, insistent beat of a kick-drum as waves crash and seagulls wheel overhead. It’s a heady mix of the things that draw this musician back to the place where he grew up. Mitch continues to earn critical acclaim for his gigs at festivals such as last month’s Byron Bay Bluesfest and Blues on Broadbeach in May.

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And he was named the winner of the 2016 Tamworth Country Music Festival Busking Championship and voted Hottest New Act at the St Kilda Festival last year. However, he still loves the challenge of winning over a market crowd. “You have to earn the crowd at a market as they’re not necessarily there to see you. There is an art to drawing people in. It is not enough to hit the right notes, you need to feel where everyone is at,” Mitch says. It is not just the songs that draw people in either. Mitch’s consummate musicianship has little in common with a novelty one-man-band and it is fascinating to watch him play. As well as singing and playing up to four different instruments simultaneously, Mitch uses his toes to create different effects by manipulating the peddles, knobs and buttons on a peddle board. “It’s a bit like driving a car,” he says. “It is hard when you are starting out, teaching your brain

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how to do everything at once, but after a while it becomes effortless.” Mitch spends much time touring, but the Gold Coast will always be home. “It’s where my friends and family are. I love the warm weather and the surf. I try to come back for a few weeks whenever I can,” he says. Mitch is planning to tour the US where he recently gained some international exposure.

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There is a real satisfaction when you play a show that connects with everyone The Green Bay Packers, an American NFL team, used his song ‘Coming Back’ at their season opener home game.

While various awards and critical acclaim has taken Mitch King’s career to the next level, that isn’t why he performs. “I just play my music and if people like it, that’s good. There is a real satisfaction when you play a show that connects with everyone.” LISTEN: Mitch King’s second EP Southerly Change has just been released. mitchkingmusic.com.au

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TROPICAL BLISS Strung out over the Great Barrier Reef, the 74 islands of the Whitsundays have accommodation and activities for every age and inclination. Spend a family holiday afloat with a bareboat charter on a private yacht. Base yourself in Airlie Beach and explore the beautiful hinterland and coast. Or kick up your heels at the exclusive One&Only Hayman Island or a private apartment on Hamilton Island. For convenience, Whitsunday Transit can whisk you to your accommodation in Airlie Beach, or help your family make your connection out to the islands.

SOUTHERN RUSH Autumn is the perfect time to embrace the change of seasons on New Zealand’s South Island. The scenic resort town

of Queenstown is known as the adventure capital for good reason. Ride the gondola to the top of the mountains and let the kids whiz around the luge circuit. Gentle walking tracks, easy enough for little legs, can be found around the countryside or saddle up and take a pedal. Older kids will love the adrenaline of the Shotover Jet, a white-knuckle ride through a beautiful canyon.

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GOOD AS GOLDIE From the beaches to the amusement parks and Glitter Strip, the Gold Coast is one big playground. Keep everyone amused with a trip to Dreamworld, Australia’s largest theme park. The little ones can play at ABC World and Wiggles World, while big kids and bravehearted adults take on the rides at Dreamworld and Whitewater World. Hire a cabana for a rest in between the mayhem. The fun continues at Paradise Resort Gold Coast. This family focused hotel has extensive facilities to keep the kids busy, from a waterpark to a skating rink, with an adults’ only spa and bar for parents.

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SAFARI DOWN UNDER Transport the whole family to the savannah at Jamala Wildlife Lodge, a luxury retreat in the heart of the National Zoo & Aquarium in Canberra. Lounge with lions (behind glass, of course), or share a snack with a giraffe in the surrounds of the lodge, then experience an exclusive guided tour around the zoo with a keeper.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Spin a plate like a pro, improve footy skills at Auskick, learn valuable lifesaving skills, adventures in the Otway Ranges at Trees Adventure.

WORK OFF SOME ENERGY WITH FUN ACTIVITIES FOR LITTLE WHIRLWINDS KICK OFF If your little one is missing Jetstar Little Athletics, why not get them through winter with football? Auskick is one of Australia’s most beloved sporting programs for kids. School holiday clinics run in Victoria and Queensland.

Tasmania, and New South Wales. TreeTops rope courses, flying foxes and zip lines can be found in four leafy locations around New South Wales, while Queensland offers two TreeTop Challenge Parks in forest at Mount Tamborine and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Learning to swim is not only fun, but invaluable for keeping your kids safe around water. Budding beach bums will learn lifelong lessons at Little Lifesavers, run by Queensland Surf Lifesaving in various locations these holidays. Sydney Olympic Park is offering holiday clinics in swimming, water polo and diving, while kids can also tire themselves out on the waterslides, diving boards and inflatable obstacle courses at Adelaide Aquatic Centre. Older kids can conquer the waves at Perth’s Scarborough Beach, with school holiday surf sessions for those aged 12 to 17.

IN THE BIGTOP From juggling and acrobatics to trapezes and hula hoops, Circus Arts teaches the full spectrum of circus arts to pint-size performers. Centres in Byron Bay, Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast offer intensive school holiday programs for children aged five to 15. The Dust Palace in Auckland specialises in the aerial arts, with acrobats and professional circus performers leading a holiday program full of tumbling and climbing. PHOTOGRAPHY GETTY, TREES ADVENTURES, TOURISM AND EVENTS QUEENSLAND - CHRIS MCLENNAN, CIRCUS ARTS

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LITTLE BRANIACS A BREAK FROM SCHOOL DOESN’T MEAN OVERACTIVE MINDS NEED GO ON HOLIDAY SMART SANDPIT Sydney Living Museums oversee 12 of New South Wales’ most important historical sites and museums, including The Mint, Museum of Sydney and Vaucluse House. These school holidays, the Museum of Sydney becomes an interactive sand pit, complete with towering sand models of Sydney monuments and digital sandboxes brought to life with colourful projections.

ART ATTACK Help kids feed their creativity with the Extreme Arts program at Footscray Community Arts Centre in Melbourne, where they will learn to create wearable

fashion, explore augmented reality technology or try their hand at stop-motion animation. At the Art Gallery of Western Australia, they can contribute their own custom cardboard sneaker design to a growing collection for upcoming exhibit The Rise of Sneaker Culture. In New Zealand’s South Island, the Dunedin Public Art Gallery prides itself on providing engaging workshops and tours for kids. Its school holiday programs promise to keep them in a flurry of creativity.

FLYING HIGH Budding history buffs will love the Royal Flying Doctor Services (RFDS) Tourist Facility in Darwin. Kids will be whisked back in time as they hear about the history of the Royal Flying Doctor Services from the hologram of founder John Flynn and see inside an RFDS aircraft, or learn about the devastation of the bombing of Darwin in 1942 through immersive exhibitions, replicas and virtual reality.

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WEIRD SCIENCE Scientists-in-training can hone their skills at Scienceworks in Melbourne. They will learn about the patterns of the natural world by creating colourful models in Neon Nature: Divide and Multiply or trace climate change through the ages at Our Living Climate. Older children can tinker away at the Test Lab, a pop-up space where they’ll meet inventors and get hands-on with mechanics.

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Jazz Thornton and Genevieve Mora of Voices of Hope with Jetstar team members.

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in New Zealand,” Jazz says. “We launched Voices of Hope as we saw a real need to make a change and wanted to create something that was easily accessible, and most of all supportive, to all young Kiwis struggling to find hope while dealing with mental health challenges.” Co-founder Genevieve says a key aim of Voices of Hope is to provide support through the power of community. The online hub features videos of singers, actors and sports stars sharing their stories to illustrate

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that everyone goes through hard times. “Everyone is facing a battle of their own, ranging from everyday struggles to deeper issues like depression,” Genevieve says. “As a movement, we want to challenge the stigma around mental illness by providing hope

and connecting all Kiwis – that’s why we’re extremely grateful to have Jetstar give us the chance to encourage this conversation further by taking Voices of Hope directly to schools throughout New Zealand.” Voices of Hope is launching a school tour in June this year aimed at encouraging further community support for young people dealing with mental health issues. The $15,000 of flights will enable the team to travel to schools throughout the nation as well as providing the opportunity to take the tour to Australia. The cash component of the grant will fund additional video content to share online and facilitate the school tour. The Jetstar Flying Start program invites community groups and not-for-profit organisations to apply for a $30,000 grant, made up of $15,000 of Jetstar flights and $15,000 cash. The grant is to fund a project that enriches the lives of people in their local community.

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Supporting Share the Dignity Share the Dignity believes that sanitary items should be a right not a privilege and, since being awarded a Jetstar Flying Start grant last April, has extended its reach right across Australia as well as launching a number of new projects to support women and children affected by domestic violence. In the past nine months, the team has collected more than 350,000 packets of pads and tampons to provide to the many homeless women and women in domestic violence shelters who have previously had to face unthinkable indignities during their monthly period. This year will see the roll-out of Dignity Vending Machines also known as the #pinkbox; an Australian first providing free sanitary items available in public restrooms and shelters across Australia. Activities4All will be added to the charities line-up, a program providing opportunities for kids affected by domestic violence to participate in sport on fully funded scholarships, expanding the charity’s services to include support for children. Also planned for 2017 is Yoga4Dignity, Australia’s biggest yoga celebration recognising women supporting women as well as the ever-popular #itsinthebag campaign spanning the end of November and early December, and sanitary collections in April and August. Share the Dignity’s founder Rochelle Courtenay (below) says she has been “absolutely blown away by the kindness and the generosity of the Australian public and their willingness to support women doing it tough in our society”. She hopes that the coming year will see Share the Dignity’s latest initiatives continue to bring the conversation about domestic violence to the forefront of our communities. Find out more about Share the Dignity, along with ways to get involved and donate, at sharethedignity.com.au

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Lighting the way THERE ARE currently 65 million people living in urban slums in India, and 400 million people in energy poverty. Many slums are not connected to grid electricity or mains water supply, forcing people to go without, or to resort to unsafe products. Families rely on harmful kerosene for their lighting needs, drink unclean water and cook with dirty stoves. Pollinate Energy is a social business based in Australia and India that brings life-changing products, such as solar lights and improved cookstoves, to reduce indoor smoke and enhance visibility and safety in vulnerable communities. Led by co-founder Alexie Seller, who has spent the

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past five years living in Bangalore, Pollinate is a real labour of love, training and equipping microentrepreneurs (called Pollinators, of course) and offering generous payment plans to the many struggling families. Pollinate is also inspiring the next generation of leaders in sustainability and social enterprise through fellowship programs. Kooks is a proud supporter of Polinate Energy. If you’d like to get involved go to pollinateenergy.org

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Essentials Explore I CHANGING I INTERVIEW LIVES

CAMBODIA I STARKIDS

Harvesting a brighter future Your support for StarKids helps struggling farmers provide for their families WORDS JO SUTTON

You can help!

Hok is a happy man now that he can provide for his family.

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oiling under the blazing Cambodian sun, with plough in hand and sweat dripping from his brow, 51-year-old farmer Hok couldn’t be happier. Thanks to the support of StarKids and generous Jetstar customers like you, Hok now has the tools and know-how to grow stronger and healthier crops, and to plant more diverse varieties. This means more food on the table for his nine children, as well as extra produce that can be sold in the marketplace. An economic

development program run by World Vision and supported by StarKids gave Hok’s family useful new equipment and taught him invaluable new techniques. “Through the new things that I’ve learned, plus experience and learning from my neighbours, I think we can [double our productivity].” This assistance has been even more meaningful for the family of 11, given Hok’s daily battle to care for his family after stepping on an explosive device and losing his leg 25 years ago. “I was so stressed [after the accident] as I could only plough two hectares,

MAKE YOUR DESTINATION A BETTER PLACE FOR CHILDREN Through StarKids, Jetstar and World Vision Australia are partnering to improve the lives of children and communities in need. Your donations to StarKids help support communitybased development projects across south-east Asia, Australia and New Zealand. These projects cover a range of activities including education and leadership development in Australia and New Zealand, child protection in Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, improving health in Indonesia, and increasing incomes in Cambodia. By supporting StarKids, you can help transform communities living in poverty and give children a brighter future. A proportion of inflight donations are used to pay for their collation and transfer to World Vision Australia. Donate your loose change on-board today, when booking your next flight with Jetstar, or online at STARKIDS.JETSTAR.COM where you’ll find more information. Your small change today could change a life tomorrow! JETSTAR.COM

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leg made providing for his family difficult, he is grateful for the support to turn things around. He is especially happy that despite his older children missing out on an education, his youngest son – 15-yearold Ramo – will now have the chance to complete his schooling. “I believe I can support his education as much as he wants,” Hok says confidently.

while others were able to do three,” he recalls. While Hok’s accident and his reliance on a false *Funds raised in financial year to date since July 2016. Total raised since 2007.

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Essentials I INFLIGHT

YOUR FLIGHT I TIPS & FACTS

TIMEZONE TRICKS Crossing a timezone on your next trip? Avoid the worst effects of jetlag with these tips

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There are lots of tips for reducing the impact of jetlag when flying. Most experts suggest limiting or avoiding caffeinated drinks and alcohol, drinking plenty of water, walking around the cabin (when its safe to do so) and planning your sleep for when it’s night-time at your destination.

Your body will be less confused if you’re travelling west because you are simply prolonging your body’s experience of day and night cycles. If you’re travelling east, you are travelling in the opposite direction to your body’s cycle, so it’s no surprise that your body might be ‘confused’. It’s also easier to stay up a bit later than go to bed earlier than usual.

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FAST FACT Your body needs approximately one day to adjust to each hour of time zone difference. Cross several time zones in one journey and you may need a few days to catch up.

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It can take a few days until to get back to normal. Help the process by acting like a local – wake up, eat, exercise and go to bed when everyone else is and you’ll soon adjust.

Get out into daylight to expose your body (particularly your eyes) to light – the most effective way of resetting your internal clock. Avoid caffeine and alcohol and try to mimic your usual bedtime routine. If you’re struggling to stay awake (until at least 10pm local time is best) have a short nap (but set your alarm).

DID you KNOW?

Jetlag is not just a term made up by tired and grumpy air travellers. Its medical name is desynchronosis (also sometimes referred to as circadian dysrhythmia) and it refers to the change in the body’s circadian rhythms as a result of speedy long-distance travel across time zones. The body’s usual patterns for eating and sleeping are upset and it can take some time for your body adjust.

NO MORE JETLAG?

Boeing says the new 787 Dreamliner can actually reduce the effects of jetlag with an increase in cabin humidity, a new air filtration system and a lower cabin altitude to the equivalent of 6000 ft, which offers a greater level of oxygen saturation, so the body is under less stress.

* Statistics taken from Wikipedia, Better Health Channel, Sleep Foundation

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Route maps I WHERE WE FLY

INTERNATIONAL Operated by Jetstar Airways Operated by Jetstar Asia Operated by Jetstar Pacific Operated by Jetstar Japan

Flights are operated by Jetstar Airways and commence 10 May (Melbourne-Ho Chi Minh City) and 11 May (Sydney-Ho Chi Minh City), subject to government and regulatory approval

Tokyo (Narita) Nagoya (Chubu)

Osaka (Kansai) Guiyang Shantou Guangzhou

Taipei

Hanoi Hong Kong Haikou Yangon Sanya Da Nang Siem Reap Manila Bangkok Phnom Penh

Hawaii (Honolulu)

Ho Chi Minh City

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Kuala Lumpur

Pekanbaru

Singapore

Palembang Jakarta Surabaya Bali (Denpasar)

Darwin Fiji (Nadi)

Cairns Townsville

Cook Islands (Rarotonga)

Brisbane Gold Coast Perth Adelaide

Sydney Melbourne (Tullamarine)

Auckland Wellington Christchurch

Queenstown

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Route maps I WHERE WE FLY

DOMESTIC VIETNAM

DOMESTIC JAPAN

Hanoi Hai Phong

Sapporo

Thanh Hoa Vinh Dong Hoi Hue Da Nang Chu Lai Pleiku Quy Nhon

Phu Quoc

Tokyo (Narita) Nagoya (Chubu)

Tuy Hoa Buon Ma Thuot

Matsuyama Osaka (Kansai) Fukuoka Takamatsu Oita Kumamoto

Nha Trang Da Lat

Kagoshima

Ho Chi Minh City

Okinawa Operated by Jetstar Japan

Operated by Jetstar Pacific

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Auckland New Plymouth Nelson

Darwin

Cairns Townsville Hamilton Island Whitsunday Coast Mackay

Queenstown

Napier Palmerston North Wellington Christchurch Dunedin

Operated by Jetstar Airways Operated by Eastern Australia Airlines for Jetstar Airways

Sunshine Coast

Ayers Rock (Uluru)

Brisbane

Gold Coast

Ballina Byron Perth

Newcastle

Sydney

Adelaide Melbourne (Avalon) Operated by Jetstar Airways Flights are operated by Jetstar Airways and commence 4 April, subject to regulatory approval

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Melbourne (Tullamarine)

Wellington Christchurch

Launceston Hobart

Auckland

Queenstown

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Explore Australian I INTERVIEW & New Zealand airports

ARRIVING AT OUR DESTINATIONS How to get from the airport to town Adelaide 9km 20 mins Approx $20-30 Route J1 or J2 every 15-30 mins. Route J1X every hour. Tickets from $3.20-$5.10.

Auckland 22km 30 mins Approx NZ$75-90 SkyBus. Every 10-30 mins. Adult NZ$16, child NZ$6; return: adult NZ$28, child NZ$12. Takes 40-60 mins 380 Airporter bus service to Manukau City Centre. Every 20-30 mins, NZ$5.

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6km (Ayers Rock Resort) 10 mins Complimentary shuttle buses to Ayers Rock Resort meet every flight. Taxis not available.

Ballina/Byron Blanch’s Bus route 640 connects to Ballina, Lennox Head, Byron Bay and Mullumbimby. From $3.80 adult. TO BYRON BAY 31km 30 mins Approx $80-90 Various shuttle buses available. Prices start at $20. Enquire at airport information desk. TO BALLINA 5km 7 mins Approx $15-20

Brisbane 16km 25 mins Approx $40-50 Con-x-ion Bus.

Every 40 mins. Adult $20, return $36. $10 for additional passengers. Airtrain. Every 15 mins approx. Adult $17; return $32.

Cairns 6km 10 mins Approx $20-30 Sun Palm Shuttle. Adult $15, child $7.50. Also operates to Port Douglas: adult $44, child $23.50.

Christchurch 12km 20 mins Approx NZ$45-$65 Super Shuttle. NZ$24 for one person, NZ$5 for additional passengers. Metro Bus Purple line or 29: Every 30 mins. Adult NZ$8, child NZ$5; return: adult NZ$14, child NZ$8.50.

Darwin 13km 15 mins Approx $20-30 Darwin Airport Shuttle. Meets all flights. Adult $18, child $8; return: adult $30, child $14. Group discounts available.

Dunedin 30km 30 mins Approx NZ$90-100 Super Shuttle, NZ$30 for one person, NZ$10 for additional passengers.

Gold Coast 23km (Surfers Paradise) 40 mins $59 flat rate to Surfers Paradise. $49 flat rate to Broadbeach. See rank supervisor. Con-x-ion Bus.

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Every 15-30 mins. Adult $22, child $13; return: adult $41, child $22 (bookings essential). Gold Coast Tourist Shuttle. Adult $21, child $13; return: adult $41, child $21. Bus 777 and 760. Every 30 mins. Tickets from $8.60.

Hamilton Island 5 mins Free airport transfers offered to guests of selected hotels and holiday homes.

Hobart 19km 20 mins Approx $40-50 Redline Airporter meets every flight. Adult $18, child $14; return: adult $32, child $25.

Launceston 15km 15 mins Approx $30-40 Redline Airporter meets every flight. Adult $18, child $14; return: adult $32, child $25.

Mackay TO MACKAY 7km 15 mins Approx $15-25 TO AIRLIE BEACH 160km 2 hours Whitsunday Transfers. Adult $69, child (4-15 yrs) $35; return: adult $120, child $60.

Melbourne (Avalon) TO GEELONG 20km 25 mins Approx $50 Airport Shuttle. Adult $22,

child $15; return: $34. Also operates to Bellarine, adult $30, child $16, return: $60; and Great Ocean Rd: Adult $32, child $26, return: $64. TO MELBOURNE CBD 55km 45 mins Approx $130 Sita Coaches to Melbourne. Adult $22, child $10; return: $42.

Melbourne (Tullamarine) 25km 25 mins Approx $60-70 SkyBus. Every 10 mins. Adult $18, child $9; return: adult $36, child $18. Skybus operates Express to Southern Cross Station with free city hotel shuttle connections and services to St Kilda and Frankston. Present your Jetstar boarding pass for a discount on any of these services.

Napier/Hawke’s Bay 6km 10 mins Approx NZ$20-30 Super Shuttle to Napier, NZ$20 for one person, NZ$7 for additional passengers. To Hastings, NZ$43, and Havelock North NZ$45. Village Shuttle to Hastings, NZ$38, and Havelock North NZ$40, NZ$5 for additional passengers.

Nelson 8km 15 mins Approx NZ$20-30 Nelson Shuttle NZ$18 for one person, NZ$4 for additional passengers; Super Shuttle NZ$19 for one person, NZ$4 for additional passengers.

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Newcastle 27km 40 mins Approx $70-80 Shuttle Bus, $40 for one person; $10 for additional passengers. Enquire at airport information desk. Port Stephens Coach route 130. Adult $4.60, child $2.30.

New Plymouth 12km 15 mins Approx NZ$40 Scotts Airport Shuttle (bookings preferred). From NZ$18, NZ$4 for additional passengers.

Palmerston North 5km 10 mins Approx NZ$20 Super Shuttles. Adult NZ$18, NZ$4 for additional passengers.

Perth 12km (domestic terminal); 19km (international terminal) 40 mins Approx $35-45 Perth Airport Connect. Tickets $15; return: $30. Transperth Bus 40 from T3/T4. Route 380 from T1/T2. Tickets from $4.50.

Queenstown 8km 10 mins Approx NZ$30-40 Super Shuttle. NZ$20 for one person, NZ$6 for additional passengers. Connectabus. Every 15 mins. Adult NZ$12; child NZ$5.50.

Sunshine Coast TO NOOSA 30km 30 mins Approx $80 Henry’s Airporter shuttle

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bus. Adult $30, child $16; return: adult $60, child $32 Translink Bus 622, adult $9.70, child $4.80. TO MAROOCHYDORE 9km 12 mins Approx $23 Con-x-ion buses. Adult $20, child $12, return: adult $40, child $22. TransLink Bus 622. Adult $5.60, child $2.80.

Sydney 8km 20 mins Approx $45-55 Airport Link train from domestic and international terminals. Every 10 mins approx (weekdays). Gate Pass: Adult $13.80, child $12.40, plus cost of rail component.

Townsville 6km 10 mins Approx $20-30 Airport shuttle. Adult $10, child $5.

Wellington 8km 25 mins Approx NZ$30-40 Super Shuttle. NZ$20 for one person, NZ$5 for additional passengers. Airport Flyer route 91 bus. Every 10-20 mins. Adult NZ$6-$12, child NZ$4-$7.

Whitsunday Coast/Proserpine Airlie Beach 40km 35 mins Approx $90 Whitsunday Transit. Adult $18, child $13. Whitsunday Transfers. Adult $18, child $13; return: adult $34, child $18. Bookings not required.

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1 Where is the safest place to cross a road? (5,8) 2 In Sesame Street (1969–), what bath-time friend does Ernie sing about? (6,5) 3 What is Tasmania’s nickname? (6) 4 What bitter vegetable is also known as Italian chicory? (9) 5 What score is common in soccer, but nearly impossible in Australian Rules football? (3) 6 What might you have to write in an exam? (5) 8 What’s the capital of Malaysia? (5,6) 10 What frozen treat on a stick is promoted by a lion and has been popular in Australia since 1953? (6,3) 13 What did the 2005 Live 8 concerts hope to turn into history? (7) 16 What standard electrical unit of resistance is named after a German physicist? (3) 19 The 1980 album Double Fantasy is by Lennon and ‌? (3)































 











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9. What gemstone is one of the Cook Island’s most popular souvenirs? 10. The Cook Islands’ relaxed approach to time management is known as ‘what’? 11. What are the names of the only two bus routes on Rarotonga? 12. Which Cook Island super fruit is believed to combat ageing, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, eczema and more? 13. The highest peak on Rarotonga, Te Rua Manga, is also known as the ‘what’? 14. Who first discovered the Cook Islands? A) The British B) The Portuguese C) The Polynesians 15. What is the name of the traditional Cook Island dish of raw fish in coconut milk and lime? 16. Rarotonga’s Mooring Fish Café is famous for what dish?

1. How many islands are there in the Cook Islands? 2. How do you say ‘hello’ in the Cook Islands? A) Aloha B) Kia orana C) Bula 3. The island of Aitutaki is best known for it’s bright blue what? 4. The Cook Islands are named after which famous British explorer? 5. The Cook Islands are spread over how many square kilometres of ocean? A) 20,000 B) 200,000 C) 2,000,000 6. Which is the most populated of the Cook Islands? 7. The Cook Islands use the same currency as which Pacific neighbour? 8. What is the most popular sport on the Cook Islands?

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Seinfeld Marketing Guy Delivers Miracle Sales Increases For Aussie Businesses! GOLD COAST & SYDNEY SEMINARS TO SHOW BUSINESS OWNERS HOW TO EASILY ATTRACT NEW CLIENTS - ONLINE & OFFLINE! Jerry Seinfeld gets hundreds of requests from businesses around the world, asking him to endorse their products. He says no to 99% of them. One exception was a proposal from Australian marketing guru, John Dwyer, who shocked the marketing world when he coaxed Jerry Seinfeld out of retirement to be the spokesman for one of his clients, the Greater Building Society.

This was a coup of gigantic proportions. And the campaign delivered whopping dividends to the building society, with its home loan market share tripling in just 24 months. Even Seinfeld himself said Dwyer “was the cleverest marketing person he had ever worked with.” Now THAT’S an endorsement! Dwyer is an “in-demand” business marketing coach and speaker, who has an extraordinary record of massively increasing sales for businesses. He is a much sought-after keynote speaker for industry and company conventions. His business is aptly called The Institute Of Wow and he holds world records for the avalanche sales increases he has delivered to clients like Channel 9 (world ratings record), KFC, News Ltd., Westfield, the NRL and Madura Tea – just to name a few. He’s revealing his “Wow Marketing System” to business owners at his 1 Day Event: • Gold Coast – Wednesday 12 April, 2017 • Sydney – Thursday 27 April, 2017 • Gold Coast – Friday 12 May, 2017 • Sydney – Thursday 25 May, 2017 His clients refer to him as “The Business Whisperer”, as his advice has transformed many businesses virtually overnight. One Sydney tourism business saw annual sales skyrocket from $10m to $14m with just one of his “outside the box” ideas.

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“Wow Client Attraction Formula” Works For Any Industry! Dwyer is a marketing maverick – his “thinking” is refreshingly unconventional and very different from most advertising agencies. It’s based on “emotional direct-response” techniques – both online and offline. Dwyer says, “When you’ve done as much marketing for all sorts of businesses as I have, you learn what works and what doesn’t. And as a result of years of testing ideas, I have created a Client Attraction System that enjoys incredible sales results.” Owners of both large and small businesses have heralded Dwyer’s Wow Client Attraction Formula as ingenious and it has been proven to work across more than 50 industries.

Butcher Makes An Extra $1 Million From One Of Dwyer’s Wow Ideas!

Regional NSW butcher, Kerry Buttsworth, says “My annual turnover across three stores catapulted from $3 million to over $4 million because of one brilliant marketing idea he gave me - a fuel discount loyalty program where I give customers 10 cents per litre fuel discount for every $50 spent. My stores are outside Woolworths & I’m now easily beating them at meat sales! His one day event is an insanely valuable eye-opener, that’s for sure!” (Details at www.fuelyoursales.com.au)

Sign Company Doubles Sales In A Month! Trond Smith of Adphence Signage implemented Dwyer’s system and says, “Within just a month, my sales had doubled. Not only did his system create more leads, but it also increased my conversion rate from 25% to nearly 80%.”

Restaurant Profits Go From $120,000 to $440,000 In One Year! Sanctuary Cove restaurant owner, Steve Fenton, says, “My annual profit skyrocketed from $120,000 to $440,000 because of John’s incredibly powerful step by step marketing formula. He’s a genius without equal I believe!”

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Tickets are normally $497 for this 1 Day Seminar, but as a special offer for our magazine readers, a limited number of tickets are available for just $97 per person and can be gained at www.explodeyoursales.com.au At this event, Dwyer will also be showing business owners how to create a website that “sells”. Dwyer says, “About 90% of business websites are woeful, they are simply information centres and have none of the persuasive direct-response inclusions that turn visitors into buyers. At my event I’ll be demonstrating how easy it is to fix your website and turn it into a 24/7 sales machine.” The event covers both “business to business” and “business to consumer” marketing ideas.

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Moana モアナと伝説の海

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| 133 mins LANGUAGE: ENG, JPN & CHS DIRECTOR: Gareth Edwards CAST: Diego Luna, Felicity Jones

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Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for Nadine.

Mia is an aspiring actress; Sebastian is a jazz musician. As they chase their elusive dreams, they find each other.

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しかし、 なかなか掴まえ られない夢を追いかける ミアとセバスチャンに、 素晴らしいことが起きる。

Follows Desmond Doss who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun.

ローグ・ワン/スター・ウ

ォーズ・ストーリー

| 104 mins LANGUAGE: ENG & CHS DIRECTOR: Kelly Freemon Craig CAST: Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson

An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and save her people.

A group of unlikely heroes band together to steal the plans for the evil Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction.

大胆な10代の少女は半 神マウイの助けを借り、 ミ ッションへと出発する。

紛争が巻き起こる中、 予想 外のヒーローたちがミッシ ョンに挑む。

Office Christmas Party

Moonlight

Rules Don’t Apply

Why Him?

アメリカン・パストラル

ムーンライト

ルールズ・ドント・ア

ホワイ・ヒム?

| 108 mins LANGUAGE: ENG DIRECTOR: Ewan MacGregor CAST: Ewan MacGregor, Jennifer Connelly

| 110 mins LANGUAGE: ENG & ENGCC DIRECTOR: Barry Jenkins CAST: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Naomie Harris

オフィス・クリスマス・パ ーティ

| 105 mins LANGUAGE: ENG & CHS DIRECTOR: Josh Gordon, Will Speck CAST: Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn

An office Christmas party gets way out of hand. ある企業のCEOが兄の 経営する支局を閉鎖しよ うとし、兄はオフィスパー ティを開催する。

American Pastoral

When a couple’s daughter disappears after she is accused of a violent crime, they are left to make sense of the chaos of their broken perfect life. 娘が行方不明になり、 夫婦の完璧な人生が破 壊する。

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| 127 mins LANGUAGE: ENG, JPN & ENGCC DIRECTOR: Warren Beatty CAST: Warren Beatty, Lily Collins

銃も持たず発砲すること なく75人の男性の命を 救ったデスモンド・ドス の物語。

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© 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

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Chronicles the life of a young black man growing up in a rough Miami neighbourhood as he struggles to find his place in the world.

An aspiring actress and her ambitious young driver struggle with the eccentricities of the billionaire they work for.

Loving but overprotective dad Ned Fleming travels to California to visit his daughter at Stanford – where he meets his biggest nightmare.

少年期から成人期まで の若い黒人男性の人生 を描く。

新人女性と野心的な若 き雇われドライバーが奮 闘する。

過保護な父、 ネッド・フレ ミングが休暇を利用して カリフォルニアに向かう。

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キャルリンチは若い頃の 悲劇的な出来事で死刑 宣告を受けた囚人。

Gleason グリーソン

| 110 mins LANGUAGE: ENG DIRECTOR: Clay Tweel CAST: Clay Tweel

At the age of 34, Steve Gleason is diagnosed with ALS and finds a new purpose to help others with the same disease. スティーブ・グリーソンは 34歳の時にALS(筋萎 縮性側索硬化症) と診断 された。

ストと魔法使いの旅

| 128 mins LANGUAGE: ENG, JPN & CHS DIRECTOR: David Yates CAST: Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrell

Opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander completes a global excursion. 1926年にニュート・スキ ャマンダーが世界的な旅 行を終えた時に物語が 始まる。

LION ライオン 25年目

のただいま

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, before being adopted by an Australian couple. 5歳のインド人の少年が カルカッタの路上で迷子 になる。

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Independence Day: Resurgence

スター・ウォーズ/フォ

| 136 mins LANGUAGE: ENG, JPN & ENS DIRECTOR: J.J. Abrams CAST: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega

| 143 mins LANGUAGE: ENG, JPN & CHS DIRECTOR: Roland Emmerich CAST: Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum

Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams join forces to take you back again.

Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth collaborate to protect the planet.

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| 88 mins LANGUAGE: ENG DIRECTOR: Kriv Stenders CAST: Jason Isaacs, Levi Miller

The chronicle of the life and great love of Otto Bloom, an extraordinary man who experiences time in reverse.

An iconic story of the friendship between a boy and a dog.

I LOVE スヌーピ

インデペンデンス・デイ:

世界各国は協力して宇 宙人の残した技術を復 活させる。

JPN: Japanese

| 111 mins LANGUAGE: ENG & ENGCC DIRECTOR: Cris Jones CAST: Xavier Samuel, Rachel Ward

Peanuts Movie

リサージェンス

LANGUAGES AVAILABLE:

レッド・ドッグ:トゥルー・

非凡な男性、 オットー・ブ ルームの人生と大きな愛 を描く。

ースの覚醒

ルーカスフィルムと明 確なヴィジョンを持った J・J・エイブラムス監督が 再びタッグを組み、 あな たを誘う。

ザ・デス&ライフ・オブ・オ

ットー・ブルーム

| 118 mins LANGUAGE: ENG & ENGCC DIRECTOR: Garth Davis CAST: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman

Red Dog: True Blue

ブルー

ある少年と犬との家族、 友情、 そして冒険を描い た象徴的なオーストラリ アの物語。

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Marked by tragedy at an early age, Cal Lynch is a convict facing capital punishment when he gains an unexpected second chance at life.

ファンタスティック・ビー

The Death and Life of Otto Bloom

Lion

© 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

| 115 mins LANGUAGE: ENG, JPN & ENGCC DIRECTOR: Justin Kurzel CAST: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

© & TM 2016 Lucasfilm Ltd.

Assassin’s Creed

アサシン クリード

CHS: Chinese

Death Note: Light Up the New World

ー THE PEANUTS

デスノート LIGHT UP

MOVIE

THE NEW WORLD

| 93 mins LANGUAGE: ENG, JPN & ENCC DIRECTOR: Steve Martino CAST: Noah Schnapp, Bill Melendez, Hadley Belle Miller

| 135 mins LANGUAGE: JPN & ENS DIRECTOR: Shinsuke Sato CAST: Masahiro Higashide, Sosuke Ikematsu

Snoopy takes flight to pursue his nemesis, the Red Baron.

Havoc is created when Death puts his Death Note in the mortal world again.

飛行機パイロットのスヌ ーピーが、宿敵レッド。 バ ロンを追跡して大空に飛 び立つ。

死神がこの世に再びデスノ ートを持ち込んだために、 大惨事がもたらされる。

ENG: English ENGSUB: English sub titles ENGCC: English closed captioning

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Godzilla

Gone Girl

Focus

ライフ・オブ・パイ

ゴジラ

ゴーン・ガール

フォーカス

| 120 mins LANGUAGE: CHS & ENS DIRECTOR: Jianqi Huo CAST: Xiaoming Huang, Zheng Xu

| 127 mins LANGUAGE: ENG, JPN & CHS DIRECTOR: Ang Lee CAST: Irrfan Khan

| 123 mins LANGUAGE: ENG, JPN & CHS DIRECTOR: Gareth Edwards CAST: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston

| 149 mins LANGUAGE: ENG, JPN & CHS DIRECTOR: David Fincher CAST: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris

| 105 mins LANGUAGE: ENG, JPN & CHS DIRECTOR: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa CAST: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro

After the government dropped nuclear bombs into the Pacific Ocean, Godzilla rises again to restore balance.

Nick Dunne reports that his beautiful wife, Amy, has gone missing. Under pressure, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union starts to crumble.

In the midst of veteran con man Nicky’s latest scheme, a woman from his past shows up and threatens his plans.

政府が核爆弾を投下し たことで、人類は新しい 恐怖に直面する。

美人の妻エイミーの失 踪届を出したニック・デ ューン。

After a shipwreck, Pi finds himself adrift in the Pacific Ocean on a lifeboat with a zebra, hyena, orangutan and a 450-pound Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.

僧侶の玄奘法師は仏教の 経典を探しにインドへと 向かう。

船が遭難し、 パイは救命 ボートで太平洋を漂っ ている。

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

What Happens in Vegas

Spy

ウォールフラワー

| 102 mins LANGUAGE: ENG DIRECTOR: Stephen Chbosky CAST: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson

An introverted freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world. 引っ込み思案な新入生 が2人の上級生に可愛が られる。

ベガスの恋に勝つルール

| 98 mins LANGUAGE: ENG & JPN DIRECTOR: Tom Vaughan CAST: Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher

After two people get married following a night of debauchery in Vegas, one of them wins a jackpot playing the other’s quarter.

どんちゃん騒ぎをした後 にラスべガスで電撃結婚 をした男女。

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詐欺計画を実行中の熟 練詐欺師ニッキーの前 に、 ある女性がニッキー の計画を狂わせる。

© 2000 DreamWorks LLC and Universal Studios

In search of Buddhist scriptures, monk Xuan Zang makes an arduous solo journey to India. On his return to China, he dedicates his life to the study of manuscripts.

© 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

大唐玄奘

© 2008 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

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© 2012 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

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Gladiator

Shine

SPY/スパイ

グラディエーター

シャイン

| 119 mins LANGUAGE: ENG & JPN DIRECTOR: Paul Feig CAST: Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham

| 170 mins LANGUAGE: ENG DIRECTOR: Ridley Scott CAST: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix

| 105 mins LANGUAGE: ENG DIRECTOR: Scott Hicks CAST: Geoffrey Rush, Lynn Redgrave

Susan Cooper is a desk-bound CIA analyst who volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer.

When a Roman general is betrayed, he flees, only to discover that his wife and child have been murdered by a corrupt prince. He then goes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.

Driven by his father and teachers, pianist David Helfgott has a breakdown. Years later he returns, to popular if not critical acclaim.

SCIAの内勤分析官のス ーザン・クーパー。彼女 は武器商人の元に潜入 することを志願する。

ローマ軍の将軍。 彼は妻子 が殺害されたことを知る。

父親や教師たちに推し進 められるピアニストのデ イヴィッド・ヘルフゴット は、精神に異常をきたす。

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ファミリー・ガイ

Family Guy

David Blaine: Beyond Magic

22 mins per episode, Season 1

22 mins per episode, Season 14

デビッド・ブレイン:マジックを

Significant milestone moments in the evolution of a large family are depicted in a series of vignettes.

Peter Griffin is the father of this not-quite-so-average family unit of middle class New Englanders.

3つのモダンな家族を描くコメデ ィードラマ。

Mom

マム

22 mins per episode, Season 4

Anna Faris and Allison Janney star in this new comedy from Chuck Lorre – an irreverent and outrageous take on true family love and dysfunction. Newly sober single mum Christy (Faris) struggles to raise two children in a world full of temptations and pitfalls. Testing her sobriety is her formerly estranged mother (Janney), now back in Christy’s life and eager to share passive-aggressive insights into her daughter’s many mistakes.

シングルマザーは、2人の子育て に悪戦苦闘する。

2 Broke Girls NYボンビー・ガール

22 mins per episode, Season 6

Street-wise Max doesn’t expect much from the new waitress at her night job, a rich girl who has reluctantly joined the food service industry after a string of bad luck. But to her surprise, Caroline is a woman of substance and may just be her ticket to success. マックスとキャロラインは奇妙な友 情を築き、 大きなチャンスを夢見る。

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普通とはちょっとかけ離れた一 家の父親ピーター・グリフィンの 物語。

60 mins per episode

60 mins per episode

Magic meets documentary as Blaine blows the minds of celebrities in the world.

Accompanied by his band as well as a dazzling 30-piece orchestra, Michael Bublé performs his classic hits and songs from his brand new album Nobody But Me.

マジックがドキュメンタリーで再 現される。世界のセレブがブレイ

22 mins per episode, Season 1

Anh Does Vietnam

A formerly skeptical journalist joins a support group for misfits who believe that they have been abducted by aliens.

アン・ダズ・ベトナム

60 mins per episode

Comedian Anh Do returns to Vietnam to rediscover the land of his birth. コメディアンのアン・ドゥーが母 国の再発見するためにベトナム に戻る。

A Taste Of Hong Kong

New Girl

NEW GIRL∼ダサかわ女子と 三銃士

22 mins per episode, Season 5

An ensemble comedy centering on an offbeat girl, who, after a bad breakup, moves in with three single guys, changing all their lives in unexpected ways. 独身男3人が暮らすアパートに引 っ越してきたちょっと変わった女 の子を軸に描くコメディー。

マイケル・ブーブレ - ライヴ・アッ

ト・ザ・BBC

ンのマジックに仰天する。

疑い深い元ジャーナリストがは み出し者のサポートグループに 参加する。

Michael Bublé Live At The BBC

超えて

People of Earth

ピープル・オブ・アース

© 2016 Fox and its related entities

Life In Pieces

LIFESTYLE & REALITY © 2014 Fox and its related entities

© 2015-2016 CBS Broadcasting Inc.

COMEDY SERIES

ア・テイスト・オブ・香港

30 mins per episode

Christian and Ian travel around Hong Kong to uncover the very best food. クリスチャンとイアンが香港を周 遊し、様々な料理の種類を明ら かにする。

Sour Grapes

マイケル・ブーブレがこれまでの ヒット曲と、最新アルバム 『ノー バディ・バット・ミー』 の収録曲 を歌う。

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Outback Pilots

アウトバック・パイロッツ

50 mins per episode

Suspended in mid-air, inches from hi-voltage power lines, these death-defying pilots have an incredibly tough job to do, from working on remote power line transmission towers and hovering just inches from the live wires, to dropping off farm workers into crocinfested swampland for crocodile egg collection. 空中を浮遊する命知らずなパイ ロットたちは驚異的でタフな仕 事をこなす。

ソア・グレープス

85 mins per episode

A documentary about a counterfeiter who befriended the rich and powerful, and sold millions of dollars of fraudulent wine through the top wine auction markets. 高級で希少なワインオークション 市場を描いたドキュメンタリー。

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ユーモアと愛情深い、味のあるキ ャラクターが繰り広げる、 ブラッ クユーモアの効いた1時間テレビ シリーズ。通常の手法では遺体 の身元が確認できない殺人事件 の捜査で、有能な法医学者であ るテンペランス・ブレナン博士と FBI捜査官のシーリー・ブースが チームを組む。

DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow

DCレジェンズ・オブ・トゥモロー

45 mins per episode, Season 2

Rip Hunter travels back in time to the 21st century where he brings together a new team of heroes and villains, that in his timeline were already a team, but are now dead and gone. Everyone must come together in an attempt to prevent the immortal Vandal Savage from destroying the world and time itself. リップ・ハンターは、 ヒーローや 悪党たちを集めた新しいチーム を結成するために21世紀へ戻 る。彼らはリップのいる時間軸で はすでにチームのメンバーだった が、 すでに亡くなったりチームか ら去ったりしているのだった。世

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界と時を破壊しようとする不死 身の悪党ヴァンダル・サベッジの 野望を阻止するために、全員が 協力しなければならないが…。

The Originals

オリジナルズ

45 mins per episode, Season 3

This spin-off from The Vampire Diaries focuses on the three Mikaelson siblings, the world’s oldest vampires. 「ヴァンパイア・ダイアリーズ」 の スピンオフ作品。世界最古のヴァ ンパイアのマイケルソン家の3兄 弟を描く。

Pretty Little Liars

プリティ・リトル・ライアーズ

45 mins per episode, Season 7

Four high school girls reunite after receiving frightening messages about their deepest secrets, suggesting that a long-missing former friend has returned and is watching them. Based on the books by Sara Shepard. 重大な秘密を暴露する恐怖のメ ールを受け取った4人の女子高 校生は、再び結集する。 メールに は、長らく失踪中の友人が戻って おり、4人を監視していると書か れていた。 サラ・シェパードによる 小説のドラマ化作品。

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

スター・ウォーズ 反乱者たち

ミッキーマウス・クラブハウス

24 mins per episode

A Mickey Mouse series created specifically for preschoolers. 未就学児のために作られたミ

ッキーマウスシリーズ。

Emma エマ

4 mins per episode

Join Emma for an adventure in her special bow room. Every day is a different adventure, so grab your tutu and get ready to sing, dance and wiggle with Emma. エマの特別なボウルームでの 冒険をぜひご一緒に。毎日が 新しい冒険です。 トゥトゥを手 に取り、 エマと一緒に歌ったり 踊ったり体を動かしましょう。

Star Wars Rebels 23 mins per episode

A few brave individuals band together in resistance. 数人の勇敢な者たちが反乱 者たちとして団結する。

Star vs. the Forces of Evil* 悪魔バスター★スター・バ

タフライ

23 mins per episode

A fugitive princess from another dimension takes refuge on Earth. 異次元からやってきた逃亡 中のプリンセスが、 地球に逃 げ込む。

Disney Tsum Tsum* ツムツム

2 mins per episode

Short episodes featuring Disney’s Tsum Tsum. ディズニー・ツムツム主演の短 編作品。

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic マイリトルポニー ∼トモダチ

Legion of Super Heroes リージョン・オブ・スーパー・ ヒーローズ

は魔法∼

30 mins per episode

44 mins per episode

The adventures of a group of teenage superheroes 1,000 years in the future.

Twilight Sparkle learns about the magic of friendship. トワイライト・スパークルが友 情の魔法について学ぶ。

1000年先の未来のティーン エイジャーのグループのスー パーヒーローたちの冒険。

* DISNEY TSUM TSUM, STAR VS. THE FORCES OF EVIL © DISNEY

BONES (ボーンズ) -骨は語る-

© Disney

Bones

© Disney

© 2015-2016 Fox and its related entities

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POP & ROCK: Little Mix Glory Days (Deluxe Edition) リトル・ミックスグローリー・デイズ

(デラックス版)

Kungs Layers クングス レイヤーズ

AUSTRALIAN UP & COMING: Isaiah Isaiah アイザイア アイザイア

The McClymonts Endless ザ・マクリモンツ エンドレス

EASY LISTENING Tony Bennett & Various Artists Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 トニー・ベネット&様々なアーティス ト トニー・ベネット90歳を祝う

MUSIC VIDEOS

PODCASTS

Alessia Cara Scars to your Beautiful アレッシア・カーラ スカーズ・ト

ゥ・ヨア・ビューティフル

The Money War Recall ザ・マネー・ウォー リコール

The Avalanches Because I’m Me

The Grill Team ザ・グリル・チー

アヴァランチーズ ビコーズ・アイ

Merrickville with Merrick Watts メリックビル・ウィズ・メリ

ム・ミー

Ryan Adams Do you still love Me ライアン・アダムス ドゥー・ユー・ス ティル・ラブ・ミー

Cold War Kids Love is Mystical コールド・ウォー・キッズ ラブ・イズ・

ミスティカル

ポンチョ ft.ペイジIV アナと雪の女王

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Imogen Clark Drawing Hearts イモジン・クラーク ドローイン

イージーリスニングプロ

グラム。

GAMES

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The Hot Breakfast ザ・ホット・

ブレックファスト・ポッドキャスト

Hamish & Andy ハミッシュ&ア ンディー・ポッドキャスト

Rove & Sam ローヴ&サム・ポッ

ドキャスト

Fifi, Dave, Fev & Byron フィ

イル&ジャッキーO・ポッドキャスト

Tetris

テトリス

Hughsey & Kate ヒュージー&ケ

Chess

チェス

Kinderling Conversation

Bejeweled 2

イト・ポッドキャスト

キンダリング・カンバセーションズ

We Fact Up ウィ・ファクト・アッ

プ・ポッドキャスト

Women’s Health ウィミンズ・ヘ ルス・ポッドキャスト

The Slow Home ザ・スロー・ホ ーム・ポッドキャスト

The Distruptive Entrepreneur ザ・ディストラプテ

グ・ハーツ

ィヴ・アントレプレナー

Zayn & Taylor I don’t want to live forever

パティ・コーチ

ゼイン&タイラー アイ・ドント・ワン ト・トゥ・リブ・フォーエバー

Smooth FM Chill out to these favourites.

ック・ワッツ

フィ、デイヴ&フェヴ・ポッドキャスト

ホーシズ

新ヒット曲をお届けします。

ム・ポッドキャスト

The Kyle & Jackie O Show カ

Bishop Briggs Wild Horses

PON CHO ft Paige IV Frozen

ム&マーティー・ポッドキャスト

メラニー・ダイヤー フレッシュ

クローブス ベター・ナウ

ンダーウォーター

ィッパ・ポッドキャスト

Melanie Dyer Fresh

Cloves Better Now

エミリー・サンーブリージング・ア

ドキャスト

Kate, Tim & Marty ケイト、ティ

フォー・ユー

Emeli Sande Breathing Underwater

オーストラリアからスマルジーが最

クリッシー、サム&ブラウニー・ポッ

ジョナス・ブルー ft. レイ バイ・ヨア・

ロンドン・グラマー ルーティング・

カラム・スコット リズム・インサイド

Chrissy, Sam & Browny

ザ・エム・ルチアーノ・ラジオショー・

Fitzy & Wippa フィッツィー&ウ

London Grammar Rooting for You

Calum Scott Rhythm Inside

ウィズ・ハーレー・ブリーン

NOVA Hear the freshest hits on NOVA, hosted by Smallzy.

The Em Rusciano Radio Show with Harley Breen

Jonas Blue ft Raye By your side サイド

RADIO

The Property Couch ザ・プロ

Game On Australia ゲーム・オ ン・オーストラリア

Blackjack

ビジュエルド2

ブラックジャック

Disney’s Classic Games ディズニークラシック

ゲーム

Golf Open

ゴルフゲーム

Hangman

ハングマン

MemoPics

メモリーゲーム

S.U.D.O.K.U. (SUDOKU)

Solitaire

数独

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I USED TO GET on planes and get up to all sorts. I’d watch movies, eat heaps, sit right next to another human for upwards of 12 hours without even raising an eyebrow, much less saying “hello”. I could make up mental rules about armrests. And I could battle silently with my neighbours, indicating: you’ve got the window, you’ve got the aisle – I get the armrests. I’d plot revenge on someone who would act as though they were not invading my personal space when their bushy arm hair was clearly touching me. I’d assume I know all about people just by looking at them. He’s going to come home with a pretentious accent. She’s going to claim she loves Paris more than anyone else has ever loved Paris. That little nerd is going to grow dreadlocks, twirl fire and play bongo drums. Sometimes I’d even cop a nap. I don’t recall ever encountering children. I just assumed they weren’t permitted on planes. Thank goodness we’ve evolved. I’ve now got a couple of these little fun sponges of my own, and I think we can all agree that getting on a plane with a kid is the best. The eye-rolling and

I love planes Dad. So do I mate tutting from strangers you sit near is just a bit of joshing around. Everyone loves it. Sometimes I’ll go to another country with my boy just to buy some expensive chutney from an airport and then get straight back on the plane. The highlight of these trips for me is of course the incessant questions. People who say, “There’s no such thing as a stupid

question” haven’t been asked if boogie boards can fly. When do we get there? Tomorrow. How long does it take? Nine hours. Is this the plane with the big star? Yes. Where’s our house? Down there. How come that guy gets two armrests? His dad didn’t tell him to eat his veggies when he was little. Where’s my other shoe? Where you left it. Can we play a game? Not if it’s I Spy.

Where’s my rock? Dunno. Did you bring my stick? Wasn’t allowed to. Who cut that girl’s hair? I reckon her brother. Can I kick this guy’s chair? It’s MAY I kick this guy’s chair... and they call them seats on a plane. But yeah. Give it a big kick. Just wait until he’s asleep. I love planes Dad. So do I mate. Luke Heggie is a Sydneybased comedian. See him perform at the Sydney Comedy Festival (24 April to 21 May). sydneycomedyfest.com.au

ILLUSTRATION GREGORY ROBERTS

Luke Heggie loves taking his children on planes. He knows just how popular they are with his fellow passengers

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