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10 5 Brisbane Airport News Premium lounge a first; aviation careers expo; artist’s view on show; Airtrain milestone 6 Brisbane Insider A floating festival and generous art prize; celebrating our nation’s ‘Songlines’; text as a work of art and more 8 The heart of Ekka The people who make it the greatest show in town 10 Laura Geitz Turning the spotlight on women in sport


12 Lasting Impressions The Aussie brand going global


16 The tribal heart of Taiwan Hiking the hilly terrain is one way to discover the culture of Taiwan 19 WIN airfares to Taiwan Enter our competition for a chance to win air tickets for two to Taiwan 20 Best of Broome The sounds as well as the sights of Broome say a lot about its colourful past 22 5 Aboriginal Adventures Descendants of traditional owners guide visitors through spectacular Queensland country and share their stories 24 Escape Extra New regional air routes from Brisbane; Vanuatu’s revival; rent an island; best hotels and more


28 Regional flavours A festival in the city celebrates the best produce from the Lockyer Valley and more 30 Ways to love whisky and more Board games are back; indulge in a champagne getaway; Carl’s Jr comes to Queensland; whisky’s winter tempters and more


32 Selena Gomez grows up Her first tour to Brisbane; Emma Louise is back with a new album; Ben Elton rewrites rock musical for a new age; heritage inspires new dance works 34 Darwin’s adventures recast Puppets join actors to recreate explorer’s adventures; plus Broadway songs, a vocal ‘gymnast’ and more to entertain you 35 Events calendar Find out what’s happening in the city


36 Betty Moinet, Brisbane French Festival director What she likes about Brisbane


38 10 good reads From a Bear Grylls adventure to a high country romance there’s a book to suit any journey


39 Day in the life Passengers in transit at Brisbane Airport


40 Destination map 42 Helpful information for visitors to Brisbane Airport 43 Brisbane metro map

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Welcome to your

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n this issue we go to the tribal heart

of what destinations are all about

– hiking the hilly terrain of Taiwan to

discover its living culture; hearing the

music – not just taking in the sights – to

understand Broome’s multicultural

past; and going walkabout with

descendants of the traditional owners

of some of the most extraordinary

country in Queensland to get a better

understanding of the environment

in our own backyard. Even on stage,

Bangarra Dance Theatre shares a

captivating interpretation of land

and people and their stories. Our

enlightenment starts here…