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Vibe Hotel Gold Coast

Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, Vibe Hotel Gold Coast is just a step away from the famous sandy beaches, entertainment precinct on the Esplanade, and overlooks the picturesque Nerang River and Gold Coast Hinterland. The Vibe Gold Coast makes a great base to explore the sundrenched playground of the Gold Coast, take a relaxing weekend away or just chill on...

JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa

Just steps away from the famous Gold Coast Beaches, a short drive to the theme parks, shopping and dining precincts on the doorstep and a short drive to the Gold Coast Hinterland, the JW Marriot Gold Coast Resort & Spa is in a prime location to explore the best that the Gold Coast has to offer. The recently rebranded hotel underwent a $35 million conversion to...

The Datai Langkawi Pristine Beauty

Nestled in the heart of a 10-million-year-old rain forest, The Datai Langkawi is a captivating destination resort that blends into its natural surroundings. The resort’s lush tropical rain forest embraces each room, suite, and villa, with private verandas offering breathtaking views. This serene haven is a place to reconnect with nature and uplift your soul as it...

Hotel Review: Mantra Twin Towns Coolangatta

The Mantra Twin Towns Coolangatta is located at the southern end of the Gold Coast and smack bang on the Queensland and New South Wales border. This means you can end up with a room in Queensland, or one in New South Wales. Add to that daylight savings and a walk from the bathroom to the balcony in some rooms can actually have you gain or lose an hour in mere seconds...

NOX Dine in the Dark Singapore

Most chefs will tell you that the eye is the pathway to the stomach.  That is food looks attractive, then hunger will follow. In Singapore, they’ve knocked that concept on the head in a new restaurant called NOX – Dine in the Dark. There is one important, yet significant, difference between NOX and every other restaurant in Singapore. That is, you can’t see what...

A world of Malaysian Laksas

Assam laksa. Source: rasamalaysia.com I’ve been fortunate to travel to Malaysia often, and that country is one of my favourite destination. One of the things that I truly love about Malaysia is its food.  Usually, a flight from Perth lands in Kuala Lumpur at about 9 pm, and if I get the Airport Express train into KL Sentral Station for the 59 km journey (which...

Restaurant: Sushi-Jiro Keppel Bay

Sushi Jiro@Keppel Bay is truly a hidden gem. Hidden also from view, in a leafy perch atop the Marina building at Keppel Bay – the millionaires yachting playground that fronts Sentosa Island, it has a loyal local following. Sushi Jiro is semi fine-dining Japanese Restaurant that is proud to offer high-quality Japanese cuisines with traditional fare such as...

Restaurant: SKAI

Stepping from the lift on the 70th  floor of Swissôtel The Stamford in Singapore, you will feel like you are in the sky, but you have in fact arrived at SKAI, known and loved for its breath-taking views. Here, in this modern restaurant specialising in grills, the views across the Lion City go literally to the borders of Malaysia and across the...

Hotel Review: Tanah Marah Estate Margaret River

The Hotel Tanah Marah Estate is located halfway between Cowaramup and Margaret River, in Western Australia’s famous Margaret River wine region. As you drive down a well-maintained and rustic dirt road you have no idea that you are about to enter a hidden gem. Run by Linda and Rory Curtin and their children, the property is absolutely stunning and completely secluded...

Restaurant Review: Husk Distillery

Who doesn’t like a pretty little cocktail or two? You can certainly expect a few of those at Husk Farm Distillery in Tweed Valley. Not long after walking into the place, I was handed a gorgeous Ink Gin cocktail before being left to marvel at the surrounding stunning views across the Valley to Wollumbin Mt Warning and beyond. Located in the agriculture rich Tweed...