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British man wins Australian island dream job

British man wins Australian island dream job

A bungee jumping, scuba diving British charity worker has been named the winner of what's been dubbed the "Best Job in the World" _ a 150,000 Australian dollar ($111,000) contract to serve as the caretaker of a tropical Australian island.
Ben Southall beat out nearly 35,000 applicants from around the world for the six-month dream assignment. He will be required to swim, explore and relax on Hamilton Island in the Great Barrier Reef while writing a blog to promote the area.
Sixteen finalists spent the past four days on the island for an extended interview process, which involved snorkeling through crystalline waters, strolling along white sand beaches and relaxing at a spa.
The job is part of a AU$1.7 million tourism campaign to publicize the charms of northeastern Queensland state.
Southall starts work on July 1.


Updated : 2021-08-01 03:08 GMT+08:00