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RECIPE: Malaysian onde-onde

High tea and tea time snacks are a big deal in Malaysia, perhaps an inherited tradition from the colonial occupation of Malaya (now Malaysia). Onde-onde, also called... Continue Reading

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How Scott Morrison’s tourism career ended

When then-chairman Tim Fischer broke the news to Scott Morrison that his tenure as Tourism Australia managing director was over (only halfway through his three year contract)... Continue Reading

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Tourist discovers hidden giant concrete banana in the town of Banana, QLD

On a recent road trip in Queensland, tourist Hamish Thompson discovered what he thinks should be listed as an important national monument. “Before COVID restrictions were... Continue Reading

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Passenger accuses cabin crew of taking bribes

A passenger flying from Charleston to Houston posted an image of a member of cabin crew taking money from a passenger to Twitter. The passenger claimed the flight attendant... Continue Reading

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Airbnb host urges guests to commit crime

Guests left to the mercy of their Airbnb hosts’ cancellation policies can be left in the lurch when lockdowns and border closures impact their stays, but one host had the... Continue Reading

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What you need to do before your vaccine passport is issued

While fully vaccinated by the beginning of June, my COVID-19 vaccination certification never appeared in my Medicare records. I checked my Immunisation History while waiting... Continue Reading