Rowan Waddy and his experience as a Semut Operative in Sarawak

Operation Semut was a series of reconnaissance operations that took place in Sarawak. It was carried out by Australia’s Z Special Unit in 1945 during the final days of World War II (WWII). Altogether, there were four operations were undertaken under Operation Semut. Their main objectives? To gather intelligence and to train the

The forgotten All Saints Chapel of Sandakan POW Camp

The ruins of huts in the prisoner of war camp, Sandakan, North Borneo, October 1945. Those who were too ill for the march were eventually murdered here. Credits: Public Domain (Copyright expired) Courtesy Australian War Memorial: 120457 Do you know there was an Anglican chapel at Sandakan prisoners of war

John Skinner, the last man executed at Sandakan POW Camp

“In the Sandakan prisoners’ compound, Warrant Officer Hisao Murozumi had his sword raised. It would be the last atrocity in this camp in this backwater of war. Terrible things happen in battle. In the heat and smoke of it, morality enters a strange world. Killing is survival. What Murozumi was

4 Family Friendly Activities to Enjoy in Western Australia

The upcoming week-long school holidays in March holds to arrange a fun-filled family friendly activities with their kids. With an abundance of crisp and fresh air, alongside the opportunity to get close to mother nature, Western Australia is a must-visit destination for the enjoyment of both parents and kids. Easily accessible

Top destinations Asia Pacific travelers will visit in 2020

A recent study by Hilton Honors that surveyed 2,300 of the most avid travelers in Asia Pacific revealed a handful of top destinations these jetsetters are most looking forward to visiting in the next 12 months. The study also revealed that elevated experiences, local culture and authenticity play an important

Explore Unique Adventures for the Best of Western Australia

It’s no secret that Western Australia is home to a number of UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites, including the incredible Ningaloo Reef, spectacular and isolated coastlines in the country, huge swathes of wilderness dotted with rugged gorges and dramatic mountain ranges, and of course, home to Australia’s whitest beach. With all of

4 Unique Experiences You Can Get in Western Australia in 2020

Despite (or because of) the bushfire tragedy in Australia, Tourism Australia has been fighting to get its tourism industry back on its feet.One of the ways it's been doing that is launching its Holiday Here This Year campaign, where they're encouraging Australians to support their fellow countrymen and plan a

Your Guide to a Muslim-Friendly Food Trip in Western Australia

For many of us, the best part of a trip is definitely the food.  And if you ask any self-proclaimed foodie, there’s no better way to experience a new place and culture than through its food. A trip to Western Australia for one, will not be complete without having a taste of the local offerings.

Guide to a Romantic Escape along Australia’s Coral Coast Highway

Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef, near Exmouth

Nothing beats a romantic escape with your significant other. Whether you’re looking to plan a special anniversary trip or a quick couple’s escape, Western Australia is the ideal location to bring your romance to life. Easily accessible with a 5.5-hour flight from Kuala Lumpur, you and your partner can easily