Lives in Ballina, Australia
Since Jun 2007
50-64 year old female
From 1985 - 1992 I lived and worked in Jakarta, Singapore and Bali. From 1992 - 2000 I lived in Jakarta and then Probolinggo in Java. I have been back living in Australia since 2000 and have holidays to Bali and meet up with family twice a year.
Flea & Street Markets
Gift & Speciality Shops
Churches & Cathedrals
Look no further than Pete & Paulz in Sheridan Street for that down-to-earth brekkie like Mom used to make. This is the perfect start to your day.
The Botanic Gardens is home to over 4,000 species of tropical plants. The bamboo collection is a real must-see, and there is a great display of rainforest plants which were once a major source of food and medicine for the local aboriginals.
With more than 180 stalls, Rusty's is the place to come for fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as flowers, bric-a-brac, clothing and jewellery. Sample some of the exotic fruits in season — delicious!
Light, flaky pastry full of tasty filling? Yummo! Meldrum's gourmet pies are mouth watering. Grab a pie and eat at the tables provided, or take away and enjoy at the Esplanade.
This boardwalk is 800 meters long and a great place to have your lunch while watching the pelicans. At intervals along the walkway, there are displays explaining the history of Cairns, aboriginal traditions, and native plants and animals.
Brighten up your life and drop in to Luminous Lights at the Pier. Stepping into this store is like stepping into a fairyland.
Take some time out of your busy schedule for a quick dip in this artificial saltwater lagoon. No crocs or marine stingers here!
Samurai Gallery is a journey through time and place to the Samurai, members of the military class in feudal Japan. A longtime collector of Japanese artifacts, the owner shares weapons, armour, artifacts and traditional dress, some of which are hundreds of years old.
Every picture tells a story, and the stories on the stained-glass panels in St. Monica's Cathedral are breathtaking. The Creation Windows and the Peace Windows are reason alone to visit this church.
The performances at this theatre are mostly written and acted by locals. The stories are based on Australian themes and are both entertaining and original. The atmosphere is laid back and casual, making JUTE a great cultural activity for all ages to enjoy.
Barnacle Bills is waterfront dining at it's best. Only the freshest seafood is served to you by the friendly staff here, and both indoor and outdoor seating are available.
A little flutter at the casino is a nice way to end the day. Try your luck at one of the card games, and browse the variety of bars serving cocktails, wines, beers and spirits. There's also live entertainment on offer here.