Broome / Australia
Broome is the center of the pearl industry and is located on the Indian Ocean. Particularly inspiring are the almost endless-wide, white beaches with turquoise waters and a red-orange-colored rocky coast. The town has Asian influences with a small Chinatown due to the former pearl divers.
In the 19th century Broome was the most famous pearl harbor on earth. In 1910 80 percent of the global pearl requirement of Broom were covered with the 400 boats. This heyday that attracted both an international mixture of Malays, Filipinos, Japanese, and Chinese, did not end until the mid-fifties with the advent of plastic buttons and cultured pearls.
Until a few years ago Broome was again sleepy town. Despite a rapid development, it has maintained its very casual, relaxed lifestyle. Here they say "enjoying having a Broome time". That will probably be so for a while, although in the meantime, tourism has increased considerably. No wonder - with the natural attractions of the surroundings.