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Charmaine Hon

Freelance Writer

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I am a freelance writer and photographer based in Perth, Australia. My passions are in food and travel, especially to places that aren't well-known, because that's where the best untold stories are. In a previous life, I was an IT person and can knowledgeably write about enterprise IT, SQL databases and the helpdesk crunch. I also shoot accompanying photographs for my work where possible.

5 bedroom House for sale in Fremantle

Lovingly extended and renovated by the sellers, themselves experienced home builders, this house will delight you with an endless array of thoughtful features at every turn. Originally constructed by a pioneer shipowner, merchant and whaler, your home is part of Fremantle's ever-evolving history, and where you write your own next chapter.

How To Spend A Day In Fremantle, Australia - Zafigo

Travelling to Perth, Australia? A trip is never complete without making your way to Fremantle. A well-preserved 19 th -century port city settlement, it is affectionately known as "Freo" to locals. The buildings are romantically old, the locals are friendly, and there's always something going on somewhere.

Siniawan: Where History, Community And Country Music Collide

Siniawan is a survivor. At first glance, the town is tiny and nondescript. Situated just 30-minutes' drive out of Kuching in Sarawak, Malaysia, it is easy to miss. But its sleepy facade belies its rich history. Its peaceful surroundings offer only a whisper of its survival story. Time was not kind to Siniawan.

Five Tips For Better Food Photography by Robin Wong

Shooting and sharing photographs of food is practically second nature for frequent foodie travellers. What better way to showcase the culture and colours of the country you are visiting than by sharing destination food photos to make your friends salivate longingly?

What I Wish I Knew Before Shopping In Bangkok For The First Time

Bangkok is a veritable shoppers' paradise, with something for everyone in its many markets and malls. As an introduction to Bangkok, my friends dragged me along for a shopping trip. I thought I was adequately prepared: stay hydrated, watch out for pickpockets and bring enough cash to last the trip.

Robin Hood - Film Review

Hollywood's latest take on the legend of Robin Hood is a fun, glorious mess. Take the plot of Batman Begins and the first season of Arrow, throw in warzone combat scenes right out of Zero Dark Thirty, place most of the movie on the set of Game of Thrones and tonally go for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword's painfully hip grittiness.

Chop Chop BBQ

Chinese BBQ and more with a hint of fun in the heart of Perth

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