Taking a flight to Australia can be a gruelling 24 hour journey with little respite. Why not break the journey and do a little sightseeing at the same time and stopover in the Middle East or the Far East. Here are some examples of places that you can visit en-route Downunder

Hong Kong

Self-titled as ‘Asia’s World City’ Hong Kong has so much to offer you may want more than just one night to experience this dazzling metropolis. Whether you are a shopaholic or a culture vulture you will find there is something for everyone in Hong Kong. Browse the bargains at the Ladies Market; dine out in trendy Lang Kwai Fong; take the public ferry across Repulse Bay for stunning views of Hong Kong Island or have a flutter on the Horse Racing at Happy Valley. These are just some of the many highlights Hong Kong has to experience.


The most well-known and visited Emirate in the UAE has plenty of sights and activities to occupy visitors. You are almost guaranteed warm sunshine in Dubai and where better to soak up some rays then Jumeirah Beach, which has become synonymous with a vast variety of luxury accommodation including the famous Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, arguably the most luxurious hotel in the world. There is also the world’s tallest skyscraper of the Burj Khalifa which of course offers the most stunning views from its observation decks.


Multi-cultural Singapore is a heady mix of modern urban sprawl and colonial splendour. A natural stopping off point on a long journey to Australasia with lots of attractions to entice visitors to stay a day or two. Discover the some of the best shopping, bars and restaurants in Singapore at Marina Bay, Clarke Quay or Little India. Treat yourself to colonial style luxury with a stay at the famous Raffles Hotel which has become one of Singapore’s most important landmarks.


When conjuring images of the Far East the sights of Bangkok will often come to mind. This vibrant and lively city is a unique mix of glitzy shopping malls, impressive temples and an infamous red-light district. Explore the city from the Chao Phraya River and waterways and include a trip to the bustling Floating Market. Then take a stroll down bohemian Khao San Road where travellers and backpackers from every corner of world like to mingle.

Kuala Lumpu

Malaysia’s capital is perhaps lesser known than other Far Eastern cities but there are some excellent reasons to stop off and see what this gleaming city of skyscrapers has to offer. Going to the top of the Petronas Towers are one good reason as they are the world’s tallest twin skyscrapers. Another good reason is the abundance of gastronomic delights to found from the numerous hawker stalls to world class restaurants serving every imaginable type of delicacy.

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Last updated April 30th, 2019

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