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Steve Collins

Steve Collins has been a broadcaster for over 40 years working, primarily, in radio in both Sydney and Perth. Steve has both produced and presented many thousands of hours of live radio and has written, produced and performed in many radio plays and comedy serials. He is an award-winning broadcaster and the recipient of a United Nations Media Peace Prize. For four years Steve was also CEO of the online travel radio station Radio Roaming, which attracted listeners from 122 countries.

Inspiring Temples of Bagan Myanmar

Under its former name, which was spelt as Pagan, you would imagine that the citizens were a bunch of heathens with little or no religion, but nothing could be further from the truth from those who lived in Bagan during its heyday from the 9th to 13th centuries. In those days, Bagan was the biggest city in the country we now know as Myanmar, or Burma.  In fact it...

Penang Re-Born

Facing the Straits of Malacca, Penang was one of the great trading ports in South East Asia.  Once part of the Sultanate of Kedah, it was ceded to the British East India Company on the strength of a lie in 1786. The British may have been the administrators, but it was the Chinese who controlled the business. The British built the imposing public buildings...

Overview: Coral Coast, Western Australia

A long stretch of coastline measuring about 1,100kms north of Perth, the Coral Coast extends from the town of Cervantes as far north as Exmouth and slightly inland. The Pinnacles, which form part of Nambung National Park, consists of hundreds of peculiar pinnacles which can be up to 5 metres in height.  They were formed from 25,000 to 30,000 years ago from piles...

Cape Range National Park, Exmouth

North West Cape is a peninsula which juts out into the Indian Ocean just north of the town of Carnarvon.  The biggest town on the cape is Exmouth, which swells from a normal population of 2,000 to about 14,000 each winter as many people who live in the south of the state chase the sun. On the western part of the cape is Cape Range National Park, which covers an...

Overview: Western Australia

Western Australia, at 2,529,875 square kilometres, is the largest State in Australia in terms of area.  To give you some perspective on its size, WA is 3.6 times the size of Texas, and is approximately the size as Kazakhstan.  Western Australia occupies the western third of the Australian continent. Consider this example: if you wish to drive from Eucla in...