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Penny Watson
Penny Watson
Penny Watson, a trained journalist and freelance writer, has travelled the world writing feature articles for magazines and newspapers. She has researched guidebooks and last year published her first solo book Hong Kong Precincts, a curated guide to shopping, eating and drinking in the city. Penny shares her time between Hong Kong and her hometown of Melbourne, Australia, where she has recently been asked to join the review squad for The Age Good Food Guide as a Chinese cuisine expert. She is happiest when eating fish ball and wonton soup.

Bali is a world-class healing and wellness destination with some of the best sanctuaries and practitioners around. We try a handful of the wellness experiences to be had on the Indonesian island.

Starting with Wat Arun, one of Thailand’s best-known landmarks, a three-day return journey on Anantara’s new luxury vessel shows off the impressive temples along Chao Phraya river.

Sailing through the crystal waters of Indonesia’s biodiverse and relatively untouched Raja Ampat archipelago on a liveaboard boat is like taking a trip through paradise.

Interactive exhibition Rain Room, currently located at The Prince Hotel, features rainfall that stops overhead, giving the ghostly sensation of being fully immersed but untouched.

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The Old Clare Hotel, which wears its heritage credentials on its super-hip sleeve, is home to chef Jason Atherton’s Kensington Street Social restaurant

Exquisitely decorated in French-Indochine style and featuring extraordinary art from the owner’s private collection, this property has plenty to keep guests entertained, and is close to several of the city’s top attractions

Having just won an AHEAD award for visual identity, this hotel is putting its quiet spot in Mornington Peninsula on the map with stunning design and a curated collection of art from Melbourne’s best and brightest