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Food & Wine

Patrons enjoying Friday night at Ton Ton Yakitori bar, Ginza.

Japan

Weird theme bars in Tokyo: The robot and the Barbie doll

Steve McKenna I have spent the evening hopping around Tokyo's weird and wacky theme bars.

South Australia

McLaren Vale wineries: Dirt tracks lead to red heaven

Hills of Fleurieu Peninsula

Daniel Scott You can't beat crisp air, rolling vineyards, a cosy winery and a Shiraz, writes Daniel Scott.

France

Best food spots in central France: The secret inside

Hiking in Madargue Hills near Riom.

Guy Wilkinson Guy Wilkinson finds the fare of central France is far from middling.

Singapore

Nothing as it seems: Singapore's worst-kept secret

Singapore bar

Robert Upe When in the island city state remember not to judge a book by its cover, writes Robert Upe.

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Special features

ACT

Zesty flavours, sleek spaces

Authentic ... Italian & Sons delivers in cool surrounds.

At every level of dining, there are delights to discover, writes Julietta Jameson.

Queensland

The beautiful home of Australia's most atrocious wine

Kuranda

Megan Levy Megan Levy needs to relax with a glass of red after a busy trip to the tropical north, even if the wine is "Australia's most atrocious".

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Photo galleries

Photos

The hottest bars in the coolest neighbourhoods

Limes Hotel roof bar.

Around Australia's cities, take a look at the hottest bars to enjoy a drink in the coolest neighbourhoods.

Photos

World's biggest beer festival kicks off

Oktoberfest 2012

The world's largest beer festival opened with a pop Saturday as the first keg was tapped at Munich's Oktoberfest, a 16-day extravaganza of lederhosen, oompah music and millions of ales.

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Travellers Tips

Tripologist

Apple without the turkey

Tripologist We will be spending Christmas in New York City. We are concerned about how to celebrate Christmas Day.

Gourmet travel

New wave of foodies want their caviar, too

Jane E. Fraser As appreciation for good food and wine continues to grow, Australians are pursuing gourmet pleasures in unexpected destinations.

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Travel News

Phuket's beach bars, restaurants evicted in clean-up

Phuket's beach restaurants are being evicted.

DONNA DEMAIO 12:37pm | Scores of beach restaurants and clubs disappearing under new rules from military junta.

Passengers rage as child 'defecates in plane seat': report

KYLIE MCLAUGHLIN 1:14pm | The etiquette of some Chinese travellers overseas has again come under fire after a family allegedly allowed their child to defecate on the seat of a Delta Airlines flight from Beijing to Detroit.

Magaluf bar crawl shut down in wake of viral sex video

NATALIE PARIS 10:34am | A club night notorious for encouraging drunken sex acts among tourists in Magaluf has been ordered to close down for 12 months.

Hilton hotels to replace room keys with guests' smartphones

10:16am | Hilton Worldwide hotel guests will soon be able to use their smartphones to select specific rooms, make special requests, check in and out, and even unlock their room doors.

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