Charmaine Hon

Freelance Writer

I am a freelance writer who likes to eat, travel, watch superhero movies and then write about all those things. 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.




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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Where is the Best Ramen in Perth

There are so many good ramen places opening up in Perth lately. Which are the best ones?


The Creperie by Hexagone

Authentic French crepes and galettes with an Australian


Chop Chop BBQ

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

The Australian

Net power rocks Malaysia's rulers