Chinese New Year is a time for great feasting but did you know that some countries claim sole right to certain festive dishes? Read on to see how food too can become a hotly contested topic! This and other interesting foodie titbits in this issue.
Words: Wilson Ng
For the Chinese, the lunar New Year is the biggest festival of the year that’s celebrated with great pomp and pageantry. From reunion dinners that see children and relatives returning from all corners of the country to partake in a family meal together to letting off noisy fireworks to herald the birth of a brand new year, the celebration is also deeply steeped in culture and customs that have stood the test of time.
From the sandstone gorges of The Kimberley and golden fields of the Wheatbelt to the lush wine-growing region of Margaret River and the red plains of the Goldfields-Esperance region ablaze with wildflowers, Western Australia offers fiery, rugged landscapes and quiet, untouched beauty.
Compiled by: Beverly Rodrigues Photography: Ken Duncan & Steve Fraser
From doctors to engineers, teachers to truck drivers, women are everywhere and in AirAsia, women work side-by-side, shoulder-to-shoulder with their male counterparts in flying you to your destination. Capt. Lim Khoy Hing speaks to some of AirAsia’s female pilots about their struggles, achievements and, the advice they have for female pilot aspirants.
Images: Adam Lee
An idyllic childhood spent in her parents’ vineyard piqued Virginia Willcock’s interest in wines and prompted her to pursue winemaking as a career. The Chief Winemaker at Margaret River winery Vasse Felix, who was named Gourmet Traveller WINE’s Winemaker of the Year 2012, shares her passion for viticulture with Travel 3Sixty°
Compiled by: Chitra S.
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