Arts & Culture

    The rise of Hong Kong cinema

    At the intersection of eastern and western cultures, Hong Kong is a city of innovation. From its iconic skyline rising up from the sea to its status as an independent city-state at the edge of China, Hong Kong refuses to conform. So it’s no wonder this city’s cinematic landscape is so special. Today, Hong Kong’s […]

    Where to eat, drink and live like a local in Sydney

    If I was to tell you about a few local favourite haunts in Sydney that will immeasurably improve your next visit to the city, could you keep a secret? They may be the kinds of places you are unlikely to find in your newest travel guide, but would like to slip in between its pages […]

    Sydney’s hidden Aboriginal gems

    Some visitors might only associate the beauty of Indigenous Australia with the red sands of ‘the outback’. However, far from remote, the Sydney region is a vastly rich area in which to explore the identity of our first peoples. This year’s NAIDOC Week theme is We all stand on sacred ground: learn, respect, celebrate. Following on […]

    A ‘Game of Thrones’ guide to travelling the world

    Besides George R.R. Martin’s lead character bloodlust and Hodor’s award-winning dialogue, we can all agree that one of the best things about Game of Thrones is the jaw-dropping landscapes of Westeros. Like any 2015 blockbuster, there’s a little CGI involved in the backdrops of the Seven Kingdoms. But for the most part, GoT uses spectacular real-life filming locations to […]

    The 15 Best Films to Inspire a Road Trip

    Like Willie Nelson and the donkey from Shrek once proclaimed, ‘Just can’t wait to get on the road again’. And there’s no better way to ignite the flame of adventure than through the magic of moving pictures. Specifically, by binge-watching some of the best ever road trip movies, followed by packing the car and hitting the road – […]

    Paper Trails: A Guide To Beach Reads For Genre Fiends

    Travel forces us to disconnect – as in, quite literally pull the plug – from the screen-centric trappings of modern living. Phones, laptops, tablets and anything else falling under the “electronic devices” category are to be switched off, shut down, cut out. Don’t lament this loss – embrace it! – and use it as an […]

    The history of the junk boat

    Though most westerners are still unfamiliar with them today, Chinese junk boats have played a tremendously important role in shaping our modern world. The junk is a flat-bottomed boat made from lightweight soft woods, which features unique sails reinforced with bamboo slats and a partitioned hull that prevents flooding if one section is breached. These […]

    Experience Hong Kong: The Calendar of Unmissable Events

    Hong Kong is a modern metropolis overflowing with things to do and see. This economic hotspot and cultural hub is a magnet for travellers, holiday-goers, entrepreneurs, technophiles, and business people from every corner of the world. If you had a dozen lifetimes to spend here, you still couldn’t uncover all the secrets and excitement of […]