Darwin is a unique place. No question. Perched on the top of Australia it is much much closer to Jakarta and Singapore than it is to any Australian city. The city is home to a large proportion of Australia’s indigenous Aboriginal population as well as those from the Torres Strait Islands. These indigenous people have managed to survive 40,000 years which is a remarkable feat in itself. The city was almost wiped from the map – first during World War 2 from airborne attack and again from the air in 1974 when a Cyclone tore the town apart. But in recent times the town (it is not big enough to be called a city) has experienced some growth and rejuvenation. There is an excellent University, a large military base and a large Japanese run Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) plant that processes gas and sends it to Japan.