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Feature Issue 26

THE LOVE OF LAKSA

The festival took its cue from Darwin’s monsoon season and the tropical, heady aromas of coconut, herbs and spices. A four-week long Laksa Trail encouraged people to eat, vote, cook and enjoy Darwin’s signature dish and generated much-needed foot traffic into businesses and voting via an App. The festival culminated on Sunday, 24...
Feature Issue 26

LAKSA’S RICH HISTORY

Some say that the city serves the best laksa this side of Asia; others say that the fresh, top-class ingredients make it the best anywhere in the world. Postings on trip advisor range from “awesome” to “unbelievable” to “addictive”. One says simply: “To die for.” Praise is heaped on our laksa whether it is served in a classy...
Territory Pioneer Issue 26

FRAN KILGARIFF

She served as mayor of Alice Springs for eight years, tackling the town’s unique and complicated issues. And that was only one of the many important career paths that have helped shape her life and the pretty little town she loves so much. Fran, who comes from a big pioneer Territory family, has a wealth of political experience and as a...
TQ Essay Business

DRIVING CHINA’S DIGITAL HIGHWAY

Facial recognition is now enabled for China bank accounts and ATMs have been upgraded. This service follows on the Alipay Smile to Pay campaign that was  launched two years ago. Its adoption by Chinese banks underpins just how advanced, secure and reliable facial recognition technology has become in China. It’s just one waypoint on...
BEEF REPORT Issue 26

BEEF REPORT

INDONESIASlaughter steers $4.17kg live weight (Rp9,600 = $1AUD) Slaughter steer prices remain weak as large numbers are emerging from the very full feedlot network while demand remains subdued. Fat cows are selling for as low as Rp38,500 in Lampung while rates of Rp41k or better are possible for the very best stock in West Java. The weak...
BEEF REPORT Issue 25

BEEF REPORT

INDONESIASlaughter steers $4.10kg live weight (Rp9750 = $1AUD) Demand is firm although prices are stable with the indicator rate remaining at Rp40,000 per kg. Higher rates are available for good cattle in some locations but it appears that in general lot feeders have been happy to sell increasing volumes at similar rates to June. I am...
Travel Issue 25

BEDOUIN DESERT OASIS ESCAPE

I deliberately didn’t overthink it when I booked and organised the transfers as an experience stopover on the way home from Spain. Visualising silk kaftan Camillas in the desert and taking a Sex in the City approach to the stay was our basic approach. The Al Maha Resort is within the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Once you pass the main...
TQ Essay Issue 25

CROSS BORDER CAMEL TRAINS

The blue sky stretched towards endless horizons, the mirage teasing out shapeless illusions of water. It was, and was not, a typical Central Australian scene. These were twin-humped bactrian camels moping towards the Crescent Lake oasis in remote Gansu province in Western China near the border of Inner Mongolia. The similarity in environment...