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Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel & Apartments, Tasmania.

Travel deals: Tasmanian retreat

BELINDA JACKSON Get cosy this winter in the heartland of the cold season, Tasmania. From $99 a night.

The Backpacker

Don't believe the hype: The places I just don't get

Waikiki Beach, Hawaii.

The Backpacker Sometimes, destinations can’t match the hype. These are some of the places that just didn’t do it for me.

Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Very nasi done

Preparing fish head soup at Petaling Jaya food area.

Daniel Scott Discovering memorable food is all about tracking down the experts, writes Daniel Scott.

Malaysia

Batu Batu, Malaysia: An island to call your own

Paul Chai The boutique island resort of Batu Batu ticks all the right boxes for Paul Chai and family.

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Photo galleries

Photos

South-East Asia's top 10 highlights

A woman sunbathes along the beach at the Anantara Rasananda resort on the island of Koh Phangan off the coast of Koh Samui .

From tranquil countryside to bustling metropolis, Ben Groundwater names his top 10 highlights for visitors to South-East Asia.

Thaipusam Hindu festival

A Hindu devotee has his back pierced with hooks and weighed down with lime before starting his pilgrimage to the sacred Batu Caves temple during Thaipusam festival in Batu Caves, outside Kuala Lumpur.

Thaipusam is a Hindu festival observed on the day of the full moon during the Tamil calendar month of Thai, and celebrated in honour of the Hindu god Lord Murugan.

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Travellers Tips

Global

Why every woman should try travelling alone

Travelling alone is empowering.

Julietta Jameson Every woman should travel solo at least once in their lives, for the sense of empowerment and confidence it brings, writes Julietta Jameson.

Flight Test

Flight test: AirAsia X

Air Asia X

Flight Test Pay the $15 to preselect your seat. We learned the hard way.

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Travel News

Traveller deals: get on your bike

Mountain bikes Port Stephens

JULIETTA JAMESON | Renovated Marty's at Port Stephens offers a new 'Get on Your Bike' two-night package.

Queensland tourism growth lags other states

CAMERON ATFIELD 14 Sep | Queensland's tourism is stagnating, the state's peak tourism body has warned, with all other states enjoying much larger sector growth.

Last Air New Zealand Boeing 747-400 takes final flight

JOHN ANTHONY 12 Sep | Air New Zealand farewells last Boeing 747-400 after 67,552 flight hours and 7284 landings.

Air New Zealand's new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner takes off on first Perth flight

CANDICE BARNES 12 Sep | Air New Zealand has dismissed safety concerns about the Boeing 787 Dreamliner ahead of the airline's first regular flight with the revolutionary new jet.

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