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.

Latest from Penny Watson

The Prince Hotel in Melbourne scores immersive Rain Room rooftop art installation

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.

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.

28 Oct 2019 - 2:30PM
Tali Wiru, an open-air dinner overlooking Uluru, Australia, is a feast for the senses

Tali Wiru, by Voyages Ayers Rock Resort, is fine dining at its finest. Enjoy champagne canapés on a desert dune overlooking the sacred landmark.

Tali Wiru, by Voyages Ayers Rock Resort, is fine dining at its finest. Enjoy champagne canapés on a desert dune overlooking the sacred landmark.

18 Sep 2019 - 3:31PM
Elements of Byron resort, in Australia’s New South Wales, offers white sand and surf in a serene setting

Elements of Byron, in Australia’s New South Wales, offers white sand and surf in a serene setting

Elements of Byron, in Australia’s New South Wales, offers white sand and surf in a serene setting

20 Oct 2018 - 10:36AM
Melbourne hotel inspired by Chinese-Australian artist is a gallery-like getaway

Zhong Chen’s expressive, abstract artworks decorate rooms, suites and public spaces at The Chen

Zhong Chen’s expressive, abstract artworks decorate rooms, suites and public spaces at The Chen

24 Mar 2018 - 11:18AM
Iconic Sydney brewery and bar is now a hip boutique hotel

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

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

19 Jan 2018 - 1:33PM
Hotel des Arts Saigon - luxurious, spectacularly swanky art deco haven in Ho Chi Minh City

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

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

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Jackalope, Australia's most talked about luxury property to open in 2017

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

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

20 Mar 2018 - 7:01PM
Six of the best Chinese restaurants in Melbourne

The Australian city has undergone a food revolution and Chinese cuisine is leading the charge

The Australian city has undergone a food revolution and Chinese cuisine is leading the charge

24 Nov 2016 - 9:23AM
Travel: Richard Branson’s South African winery and boutique hotel Mont Rochelle

Beyond wine, the Franschhoek property is set in a foodie heartland with plenty of fun family attractions

Beyond wine, the Franschhoek property is set in a foodie heartland with plenty of fun family attractions

12 Nov 2016 - 1:00PM
Three reasons to stay at Ovolo Woolloomooloo: Sydney harbour views, funky art, free minibar

Hong Kong’s Ovolo hotel brand opens a quirkily glam property in Sydney’s heritage Woolloomooloo Wharf

Hong Kong’s Ovolo hotel brand opens a quirkily glam property in Sydney’s heritage Woolloomooloo Wharf

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Anantara luxury resort and spa offers a Chinese retreat with Thai touch

Luxury Chinese resort features region's rich ethnic heritage with a Thai touch

Luxury Chinese resort features region's rich ethnic heritage with a Thai touch

25 Jul 2013 - 12:47AM