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ISSUE 8 – SUMMER 2014/15 12 Summer Calendar What to see and do in Sydney

20 vip: The Concierge Says Sheraton on the Park, Sydney 22 Runway Ready People at the airport 24 Icons We visit Sydney Harbour's most iconic attractions, including Luna Park and Sydney Opera House 28 The Great Outdoors Take a stroll through Sydney's spectacular parklands 32 A Way of Life An insightful chat with Lonely Planet's Tony Wheeler

36 Buds in Bloom Sydney's flower markets 38 Everybody's Talking About... China Why Guangzhou is Asia's fastest-growing new hub

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39 Doing it for the Kids Supporting Variety - The Children's Charity 40 Open for Business SWG's Tim Quinn - a man who lives and breathes airport retail AIRPORT SHOPPER 42 Fashion Your summer Airport Shopper 56 Watches Stay punctual and in style 58 Fragrances 59 Sunglasses 60 Alcohol From Sydney's best whisky bars to Sydney Airport's best summer drops

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62 Summer Reads Take a trip to your favourite city without leaving the airport 65 Puzzles 70 Airport Maps Your one-stop guide to the retail stores and world-class eateries available at Sydney Airport

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CALENDAR Events in Sydney pack as much heat as summer itself, so gear up and get ready for some hot festivities this season.

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Experience the Aztec empire in this fascinating display of more than 200 priceless artefacts, documenting the beauty and brutality of the civilisation’s tragic rise and fall. Now / Australian Museum australianmuseum.net.au

Richard Roxburgh headlines the stage favourite Cyrano de Bergerac in this all-new production, directed by Andrew Upton. Now - 20 December / Wharf 2 sydneytheatre.com.au

ART ⊲ Pop to Popism displays an extensive collection of pop art, including iconic works of masters like Warhol and Lichtenstein in a vibrant exhibition. Now - 1 March / The Art Gallery of NSW artgallery.nsw.gov.au

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CIRCUS ▼ Laugh, applaud and scream as El’Circo presents a breathtaking, nine-act show, compiling a diverse cast of talent in a stunning Parisian-cabaret-infused circus. Every Saturday / Darlinghurst slide.com.au

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ART ▼ A compilation of meticulously painted portraits by acclaimed artist, Chuck Close is featured in Prints, Process & Collaboration. Now - 15 March / Museum of Contemporary Art mca.com.au

THEATRE ▲ Get lost in the sensational music, passion and sensuality, not to mention the smooth moves, of the stage production Dirty Dancing. Now - 8 February / Sydney Lyric Theatre dirtydancingaustralia.com

MARKETS ▼ The Rocks Village Bizarre brings alleyways to life on Fridays with performers, shopfronts and quirky art that make for a truly bizarre bazaar. Now - 9 December / The Rocks therocks.com

MOTORSPORT ⊲ Sydney NRMA 500 marks the epic conclusion of the Australian V8 Supercar Championships in an adrenalin-filled battle on tight city streets of Sydney’s Olympic Park. 5 – 7 December / Sydney Olympic Park v8supercars.com

BALLET ▼ Sugar Plum Fairies guide audiences through a story of love in The Nutcracker, the Australian Ballet’s newest rendition of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece. Now - 17 December / Sydney Opera House sydneyoperahouse.com

CINEMA ⊲ The world’s largest short film festival is back at Sydney’s Centennial Park this year. Bring a picnic rug and and watch the 16 Tropfest finalists under the stars. 7 December / Centennial Park tropfest.com

COMEDY With her father on guitar, Em Rusciano presents a hilarious musical treat about divorce, marriage and everything inbetween with Divorce The Musical! 13 December / Comedy Store comedystore.com.au

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CHRISTMAS ⊲ Sydney’s iconic, star-studded Christmas celebration, Carols in the Domain, celebrates its 32nd anniversary with a night out to remember. 20 December / The Domain carolsinthedomain.com

NEW YEAR'S EVE Wherever your vantage point, the spectacular fireworks and buzzing atmosphere of Sydney’s New Year's Eve is a night worth waiting for. 31 December / Various venues sydneynewyearseve.com

Our local players take on the world's best in Sydney's premier tennis tournament, The Apia International Sydney. It features both male and female tennis superstars, and an exhibition match between legends, John McEnroe and Patrick Rafter. 11 - 17 January / Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre apiainternational.com.au

AUSTRALIA DAY ▼ The country celebrates the birth of modern Australia with events around the nation, none more impressive than those surrounding Sydney harbour. 26 January / Various venues australiaday.org.au

CRICKET ▼ 14 teams will contest the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup that celebrates the 50-over version of Australia's national sport. 14 February - 29 March / Various venues icc-cricket.com

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FOOTBALL ▼ Tim Cahill and the Socceroos are ready to take on Asia's best football teams in the AFC Asian Cup. Matches will be played around the country, with the final in Sydney on 31 January. 9 - 31 January / Various venues afcasiancup.com

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When it comes to airline cabin classes, Premium Economy is the new black – bigger, more comfortable and a definite step forward into luxury.

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hile First and Business classes remain the envy of most airline travellers, it is Premium Economy that is fast emerging as a popular option for those wanting to upgrade their travelling experience. There has been a significant trend towards Premium Economy, with carriers such as Qantas and Virgin Australia recording recent success with the class of travel, positioned between those wanting more than an Economy seat, but not prepared to pay a Business class fare. Singapore Airlines has just announced it will be

following the trend by offering Premium seating in 2015, joining such other carriers out of Sydney as Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, JAL and British Airways. With additional legroom, wider seats, a better range of meals, priority check-in and extra luggage, it’s not difficult to understand Premium Economy’s increasing appeal. “We believe this is largely due to the length of the journey - our customers enjoy the comfort of travelling with more space and a smaller cabin environment,” British Airways’ Regional Commercial Manager, Nicole Backo said. “The extra checked baggage is a bonus too!” Qantas first introduced Premium Economy to its B747 aircraft in April 2008, and all A380 aircraft followed with this cabin pre-fitted. “Our Premium Economy offering continues to be very popular with our customers, and we’re committed to continuing to enhance the in-flight experience,” Qantas Head of Creative Development & Customer Experience, Kylie Morris said. “Our research identified a market within our customer base who were looking for something in between Business and Economy, especially for long haul leisure travel.” When size counts In seating terms, size always counts and this is where Premium is proving to be a winner. Among the benefits of Qantas Premium Economy is a more expansive seat pitch (the room between you and the seat in front) of between 96.5cm to 101.5cm and extra width (the area between the Air New Zealand

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arm rests) of 49.5cm. This is in contrast to a Qantas Economy seat with a narrower 78.7cm pitch and smaller width of 44.9cm. On Virgin Australia, Premium Economy seating on international long haul flight boasts similar wider dimensions, with 96.5cm of pitch, 49.5cm of seat width and 20.3cm of seat recline. “Premium Economy remains a popular option for our guests as it offers a luxurious, all inclusive experience with more room to move and relax, as well as a range of other benefits,” a Virgin Australia spokesperson said. “We continually review our offering to reflect passenger demand and ensure we are meeting our guests’ needs.” Acknowledging the trend Such is the changing times in travel that more planes are now being outfitted with Premium Economy seating during construction. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this year that Boeing now delivers more than 30 per cent of its topselling 777 intercontinental planes with Premium seating installed, and that proportion is rising. “There definitely has been a significant uptick in the installation and interest in Premium Economy,” a director of cabin experience and revenue analysis at Boeing, Kent Craver told to the WSJ. In the continuing cycle of airline travel, Craver added that Premium’s rise mirrors the emergence of Business class in the 1980s. “Premium Economy is kind of the new Business class,” he said.

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On the menu In addition to type of seating, it is often in the quality of the menu and the size and style of the dedicated cabin, where the differences can be seen that separates the Premium Economy product that is more ‘Business class-minus’ than ‘Economyplus’. On Qantas, Premium Economy is a private cabin of up to 40 seats, with a Rockpool-inspired menu that can be chosen through Select on Q-Eat, where travellers can pre-select in-flight meal choices before flying. Air New Zealand’s Premium class features a specially designed menu by acclaimed chef, Peter Gordon, with a range of wines selected to match each meal. British Airway’s World Traveller Plus Premium Economy product is undergoing a makeover, with new interiors and a 60 per cent larger flat entertainment screen. Counting the cost Luxury, however, does come at cost and for every extra centimetre of space, plusher seats and better meals; there is a dollar difference on all Premium Economy fares quoted for a mid-November return journey from Sydney. A Qantas Premium Economy fare starts at $3626 from Sydney to LA. Year-round a Qantas Premium Economy Sydney to London fare is from $5707.

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New innovations It was Air New Zealand’s revolutionary SpaceSeat which took out the award for Best Premium Economy at both the 2013 World Airline Awards, as well as at the 2014 Airline Ratings Awards. The airline was praised for its innovation in designing its own Premium seat, which resulted in higher yields of passengers upgrading their travel experience. “Air New Zealand has proven conclusively that passengers will pay more if the product is right and priced accordingly,” AirlineRatings.com editor, Geoffrey Thomas said. “Its efforts in this space are a lesson to all airlines that passengers want better and are prepared to pay.

But with the introduction of the Dreamliner into the Air New Zealand fleet, there are changes planned. The new 787-9 Premium Economy seats are the same basic model used by Cathay Pacific. Cathay Pacific has long been winning plaudits for its Premium seating with a pitch of 96.5cm and width of 53cm.

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On British Airways, a Premium Economy fare to London starts from $3651. On Virgin Australia the route to Los Angeles, Premium Economy is listed from $3126, while Air New Zealand via Auckland to LA comes in at $2846. To Asia, JAL lists its Premium Economy fare to Tokyo at $2556, while Cathay Pacific’s route to Hong Kong is listed at $2905. While Premium Economy fares are higher than Economy, few will argue those hours on board will feel pretty good indeed!

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The Top Ten According to travel review website Skytrax, the world’s best Premium Economy airline seats are to be found on: 1. Qantas 2. Air New Zealand 3. EVA Air 4. ANA 5. Virgin Atlantic 6. Virgin Australia 7. British Airways 8. SAS Scandinavian 9. Air France 10. JAL

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irplane food is traditionally not something that most travellers look forward to as part of their flight. But now, Qantas have changed the game with their Select on Q-Eat menus, allowing Business and Premium Economy customers travelling internationally to pre-order Neil Perry Rockpool-designed meals prior to flying. Select on Q-Eat gives customers more choice, including an additional dish available as an online exclusive on selected routes. Select on Q-Eat complements the International Business class sleep service by giving customers more control over their journey and the ability to maximise their sleep on board. Customers can also advise via Select on Q–Eat if they would like to skip the meal service, so cabin crew know they want to go to sleep straightaway. A range of refreshment options will continue to be available at any time throughout the flight. The quality of in-flight food now available to you from the Select on Q-Eat is restaurant quality. Crunchy bread that is as close to ‘straight from the bakery’ as possible, al dente pasta and ‘fall off the bone’ meat dishes that can only be created from the highest quality products. The menu reads like that of a hatted restaurant. Select On Q-Eat is simple and convenient, giving customers more choice, flexibility and offering a restaurant-style experience in the sky. Qantas Business and Premium Economy customers can select their meal between seven days and 12 hours prior to departure via ‘Manage Your Booking’ at qantas.com

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road, all major sights in walking distance, and the best beaches only 20 minutes away.

Sheraton on the Park concierge Mike Kalimanis insists the fresh food of the new season brings the city to life in summer.

What is the best thing about summer in Sydney? The food with all the new seasonal fruit and veggies, along with the ambiance with people sitting outside, enjoying warmer, longer days and taking it all in until the sun sets.

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hat is the one duty of a concierge most people never see? Keeping up to date with what’s new in the city to always having the best recommendations – from wining and dining to the city’s best-kept secrets. What has been the most unusual request you have been asked? To arrange a dive with a Great White shark. As this was not possible in our harbour city, we organised flights to South Australia and made his dream come true. What are the countries most of your guests are from? The USA and Asia, in particular China. What is the best thing about the Sheraton on the Park? It’s in the heart of the CBD, premium shopping is at the doorstep, beautiful Hyde Park just across the

What show would you tell guests to see while in town? The King and I at the Sydney Opera House. It's definitely the most glamorous show this year. What is the one restaurant you tell guests to visit? For good food and a spectacular view, I happily recommend Café Sydney. A table on the balcony is a must. What do your guests ask about Sydney Airport? The convenience of how to get there, via St James station across the road. It will get you to the airport in less than 20 minutes.

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ICONS Luna Park has been Sydney’s smiling face for the past 80 years, with a year-long party planned to celebrate.

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f all Sydney’s icons, the entry to Luna Park is the one locals like to think of as the welcoming face of Sydney. It has sparkling eyes, an enormous smile and a great headdress that reveals a hint of a party-loving larrikin. The Luna Park face has been a fixture on the harbour foreshore since the fun park first opened in 1935, and has been front and centre in the story of the developing city ever since. But for Luna Park’s director, Warwick Doughty, it is the sight of children visitors running through the famous face and trying to jump up and touch its giant teeth that always strikes a chord with its legacy. While Doughty admits he is wary of protecting the teeth from damage, he also says seeing children with their hands outstretched bring a smile to his face. “There is something about jumping up to try to touch those

teeth, and I never forget it is one of the things I always loved to do as a kid,” Doughty admits with a chuckle. “Coming here was always a special day out.” The Luna Park face has been through eight incarnations, the present one re-designed in 1994, and based on the 1950 design by artist Arthur Barton. The fun park’s site at Milsons Point is one of the most prominent and visually distinctive landmarks on the Sydney Harbour foreshore. As recognition of its status as a Sydney cultural icon, Luna Park was listed on the State Heritage Register in February 2010. The site has been witness to centuries of rich history – from the first indigenous inhabitants of the Cammeraigal clan, through to the first railway station at Milsons Point and as the construction zone for the Harbour Bridge. Luna Park opened on 4

October 1935, and this is this year marking the 10th anniversary of its 2004 reopening when the park underwent a major refurbishment. Luna Park now attracts an estimated 1.2 million visitors every year. The park is also preparing for next year’s 80th birthday celebration, with a 12-month calendar of milestone events planned. “One of the reasons why I think Luna Park means so much to Sydney is because of its location,” Doughty adds. “No one can go on the harbour without seeing this massive smiling face under the bridge. On the world scene, it is unique and there is nothing quite like it. It is right on the doorstep to our city, so people know laughs and good times are just a short ride away to Luna Park.” lunaparksydney.com ... and 1965

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CELEBRATING THE ICONS Ben Mercer, Sydney historian with Ancestry.com.au, offers an insight into what makes the list of the city’s greatest icons. “Icons are all about how a community engages and identifies with them as part of the city where we live,” Ben says.

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As Luna Park’s ride supervisor, Billy Rankine is in the job of creating memories at the beloved fun park. What was your first job at Luna Park? I started here in 2004 as a ride operator on the Tumble Bug and then worked my way up. And the Tumble Bug is still here. Why do you think Luna Park is an important part of Sydney? I am struck by the place Luna Park has in the memories of people. I often talk to grandparents who tell me of when they came here as a kid, and now they are returning with their own grandkids.

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What is the best ride in the park? The Hair Raiser is an extreme thrill ride, which is a 40-metre drop tower. The look on people’s place when they ride it for the first time is priceless. And what is the most popular? Coney Island is the most popular and the oldest of the heritage buildings. There is so much in there, like the slides and the mirrored walkways. What is the biggest secret you have found at Luna Park? There is a World War II air raid shelter built into the cliff face. It is not accessible to the public, but it is an amazing space.

The giant ‘coathanger’ put Sydney on the world map in 1932 as a famous landmark. Whether it is carrying daily traffic or the centerpiece for New Year’s Eve fireworks, the Sydney Harbour Bridge marks the heart of the city. “The bridge brought Sydney together,” Ben says. “As soon as the bridge was built, the north and the south were joined and it promoted a unified approach to how Sydney grew.”

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THE MANLY FERRY The 30-minute journey from Circular Quay, across Sydney Harbour to Manly Wharf, takes in some of the most spectacular views in the world. “There was an old tourism claim that Manly was, ‘seven miles from Sydney, but a thousand miles from care’ – and that is still the case today,” Ben says.

HYDE PARK BONDI BEACH The golden crescent of sand, one kilometre from one end to the other, marks the spot where the city meets the Pacific Ocean, and where millions of people flock to enjoy the sand and the sun every year. “Bondi Beach is where, so close to the city centre, we are reminded we are a beach city and the role the beach plays in our lives,” Ben adds.

The oldest public parkland in the nation, this stretch of greenery is a breathing space in downtown. But Ben explains its place on the icon list is due to two important factors. “One is this was once the swamp that fed the waters of the original Tank Stream, which was vital to all the early inhabitants,” he says. “The park is also home to the grand ANZAC Memorial.”

KINGSFORD SMITH AIRPORT THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE It is the masterpiece that took 17 years to build and the only building in the city to have earned the UNESCO World Heritage Listing. Designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, the Sydney Opera House is now the top tourist attraction in the nation. American architect, Louis Kahn, summed up its majesty by exclaiming, "The sun did not know how beautiful its light was, until it was

Australia’s busiest airport is also one of the oldest continually operating airports in the world and has links with international travel going back two centuries. “Botany Bay is where Captain James Cook first arrived in 1770, so it seems fitting that Kingsford Smith Airport is a part of the same bay,” Ben says. “This is the place where so many great Australian stories have started from.”

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GREAT OUTDOORS You don’t need to head beyond the city limits to take in the natural beauty of Sydney. It is already waiting for you at any one of the city’s best parks.

“This is not an outdoor museum. It is a place you come to use, a place to enjoy and a meeting place, which is what it was always intended to be.” Centennial Parkland’s Communications Director, Craig Easdown, is clear about the role he believes his park plays in the life of Australia’s premier city. And when Craig says that Centennial Park is a meeting

place, he does not just mean since the 189-hectare space was founded in 1888 by Sir Henry Parkes to celebrate 100 years of the British colony. The area had been the home of the Gadigal people for many generations. “In pre-European times, this was a popular meeting place, so how great is it that it continues to play that role to this very

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colonies led the way to open up public space for all people to enjoy, and Centennial Park has evolved with the city as it grew up and changed.” Centennial Park is only 4km from the city, and was designed to be Sydney’s ‘lungs,’ the ‘green backyard’ for people living in the surrounding urban spaces. Today, it is a favourite with

“Sydney has a real affection for Centennial Park. It is 125 years old and its original name was the People’s Park, with the idea to create space for a growing town."

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day,” Craig says. “Sydney has a real affection for Centennial Park. It is 125 years old and its original name was the People’s Park, with the idea to create space for a growing town. “The People’s Park was a reaction against that trend in Europe to have Royal Parks that were fenced off for nobility away from the public. The

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walkers, joggers and cyclists and is the city’s favourite picnic location. Summer ranks as the number one time for visits to the park, when it is used for everything from sporting events, rock concerts to outdoor movies at the Moonlight Cinema.

The park is set out like a classic European park, with a grand central drive and a number of formal gardens, ponds, avenues and a scattering of statues. Centennial Park also played a pivotal role in the history of modern Australia. It was in the park on January 1, 1901 that representatives from the six Australian states came together and proclaimed the Commonwealth of Australia as a nation. “Turn a corner anywhere in this park and not only will you find something of special beauty, but also great history, like the Federation Pavilion and the Charles Dickens statue,” Craig says. “And we are one of the few cities to have an equestrian centre and horse track so close to the centre of the city. So if you want to saddle up and take a horse for the ride, there is plenty of space to do so, or join the thousands of cyclists who visit for the great track. You can very easily lose the feeling of being in a big city and just take in all the nature within Centennial Park.” centennialparklands.com.au

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Kalkari lookout in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Image: D Finnegan

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KU-RING-GAI NATIONAL PARK At the other end of the city, Ku-ring-gai forms the northern edge of Sydney, and is the city’s second oldest national park across an area of 15,000 hectares. The park fringes the city’s most northerly suburbs and runs all the way to the waters of the Hawkesbury River

and to the east to the beaches of Pittwater. This huge expanse offers plenty of great walking and cycling tracks, lookouts over a variety of waterways and some of the city’s most treasured Aboriginal rock art, with over 800 Aboriginal sites of cave drawings, paintings and stencils within the park. The park is easily accessed by four railway stations, and a number of road access points. nationalparks.nsw.gov.au

ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS / DOMAIN / HYDE PARK While technically three separate parks, the Royal Botanic Gardens, The Domain and Hyde Park are the connected

chain that make one long green corridor along eastern edge of downtown. The Royal Botanic Gardens features not only an outstanding collection of plants from around the world but also showcases some of the greatest views of the city with its vantage point adjacent to Sydney Harbour and the Opera House. The Domain is the sprawling expanse of open green space, popular for sports and busy through summer with concerts. Hyde Park is famous for its avenues of magnificent fig trees and green lawns, with the Archibald Fountain the main focus of the north park and the War Memorial the centerpiece of the south. cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

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SYDNEY PARK

Wattamolla Beach in Royal National Park

If any space can claim the title of the ‘Cinderella Park,’ it would have to be Sydney Park. For 30 years it had been one of the city’s biggest waste dumps and before that, a brick quarry. But in 1991, a major makeover turned the one-time eyesore into 44 hectares of beautiful parklands, only 10 minutes up the Princes Highway from Sydney Airport. Sydney Park, along with its rolling hills, sporting ovals, sculpture areas, duck ponds and bike and running track, is best known for three iconic chimneys and brick kilns from the old brickworks on the site. These retained heritage items and dominate the landscape of the park and surrounding region. cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

BICENTENNIAL PARK ROYAL NATIONAL PARK After Yosemite Park in the USA, Royal National Park is the world’s second oldest national park, and also marks the southern border of Sydney. Established in 1879, the park is about an hour south of the CBD and features 16,000 hectares; from mountain ridges and rainforests to some of the best beaches of the NSW coastline. Along with fascinating animal and plant life, this diverse park is a favourite with bushwalkers, cyclists and for picnics. For a great day out, catch the train to Cronulla, then a ferry across Port Hacking to Bundeena, the ideal starting point for a day of exploring the park. nationalparks.nsw.gov.au

ALSO ON THE LIST … • BRONTE PARK • NIELSEN PARK • CLONTARF RESERVE • CARRS PARK • LEICHHARDT PARK • CREMORNE RESERVE

Audley Weir historic boatshed in Royal National Park

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One of the prized features of Sydney Olympic Park in the Homebush Bay precinct, Bicentennial Park is one of the legacies of the 1988 Bicentennial. A former dump and wasteland was transformed into almost 50 hectares of stunning parkland, 16km to the west of the city and featuring one of most diverse wetland ecosystems on the Parramatta River. The park features rolling gentle hills and lakeside meadows, but it is the boardwalk through the mangroves that offers a unique perspective on this area as well as the Ring Walk high above the geological Brickpit, to view the protected habitat of the endangered Green and Golden Bell Frog. sydneyolympicpark.com.au

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Recent Order of Australia honouree, Tony Wheeler, reveals why he still has a passion for exploring, and why walking through Sydney Airport always makes

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t was only a few months ago that Lonely Planet founders, Tony and Maureen Wheeler, were both awarded the title of Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) during the Queen’s Birthday Honours. The Wheelers were recognised for, “distinguished service to business and commerce as a publisher of travel guides, and as a benefactor to a range of Australian arts and aid organisations.” In addition to the Lonely Planet

publishing and travel business that the Wheelers began in 1973, Tony and Maureen also set up the Planet Wheeler Foundation, which funds over 50 projects to help alleviate poverty in East Africa, Afghanistan and South East Asia. Now with a few months of hindsight after their win, Tony confesses that while he was thrilled to be honoured with the AO, it also produced mixed feelings. “Afterwards, I did feel two

ways about it,” Tony, 68, said. “I am pleased it was for two areas, as I would have hated to have been just recognised for the philanthropic work. I don’t think giving away money is worthy of recognition. I think that is no big deal. “What I was really pleased about was they recognised the institution that is Lonely Planet. If none of that success with publishing had ever happened, then none of the philanthropic work would have followed.”

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HOW TONY TRAVELS

Sydney Airport's T1 Lonely Planet store

Maureen continue to do as they spend months of each year travelling the globe, and with a long list of destinations they still want to visit. Among the top of the current bucket list are Turkmenistan, Yemen and, closer to home, Cape York in Far North Queensland. “Most years, I visit 10 or more countries, but we always find our way to a few new ones every year,” Tony says. “And when I travel, I love to see people using the books and when they say to me, ‘Lonely Planet opened new doors for me’.”

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and repressive countries. “I always thought Lonely Planet was more than a successful business, it was an understanding that it was okay to go out and explore the world,” he said. “I am so proud Lonely Planet did so much to encourage that way of thinking. “What I hope people get from Lonely Planet is to travel with an open mind. You don’t leave home to find exactly what you have at home. You leave home to be inspired by new food or attitudes or ways of life.” Which is something Melbourne-based Tony and

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From 1973 until 2007, when the Wheelers sold the company, Lonely Planet helped establish a new way to discover the world through hundreds of guidebooks, offering insights into every corner of the globe. But it is obvious Lonely Planet and all it stands for remains one of Tony’s passions. Just last year, he published his own book, Tony Wheeler’s Dark Lands, about the Congo and Papua New Guinea. It was a follow-up to the success of 2010’s Bad Lands, a first-hand account of travels through some of the world's most dangerous

“I really like to sit in the window seat on the plane, as I want to look out the window. What disappoints me most when people fly is they don’t look and I want to say, ‘There is so much going on beneath you. Stop watching the movie and look out the window to see what is going on!'”

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THE BEST Lonely Planet’s Best In Europe 2014 list raised a few eyebrows when it was recently published. While the list from Lonely Planet’s European travel editors included such hot spots as Slovenia, Norway and Denmark, taking the top spot for 2014 was the financially beleaguered Greece. But that top ranking comes as no surprise for Tony. “The tourists numbers have gone down but Greece is just as fascinating as ever,” he enthuses. “I am about to return there in the coming months and I always like it. Whether you go there for the ruins or the history or lying on the beach, Greece is an amazing place to visit. And now is the time to go.”

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Greece The Lonely Planet claims Greece took top spot on the European list because its recent economic troubles have meant better value for money for tourists, and better service from local operaters trying to attract international travellers.

Ljubljana, Slovenia Lonely Planet says this is the year to visit Ljubljana as the city celebrates the 2000th anniversary of the Roman colony Emona on

the same site as the modern city. Ljubljana boasts a cafe culture by day, and vibrant nightlife when the sun goes down.

Southwest England, UK This is the romantic English countryside that movies and TV series have made famous. Southwest England is where dramatic rural landscapes, breathtaking coastal scenery and even good surfing are to be found.

Italy Show-stopping Rome, Venice and Florence still have tourists lining up, yet Italy made the LP list for the less well-visited areas like the Veneto countryside, Umbria, Puglia and the majesty of islands like Sardinia and Sicily.

Denmark The Viking history of Denmark is what makes the country a hit with Lonely Planet. Viking burial sites, rune stones, settlements

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Santorini, Greek Islands

trip from Prague, Plzeň is the birthplace of the pilsner, and offers underground tunnels, Gothic church St Bartholomew and the Republic Square to explore.

Stavanger, Norway For quirky street art and wooden architecture, this city is one of great treasures of Europe. It is also the gateway to Lysefjord, the southernmost of Norway’s signature fjords and home to the dramatic Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock).

Toulouse, France This grand French city is underrated and is well worth getting out of the busy centres of Paris and Nice for and to go exploring in. Toulouse is famous for its pink stone architecture, museums, churches and an excellent culinary scene.

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and museums bring these ancient people to life, as do places like Roskilde.

Seville, Spain

Now that the Commonwealth Games are over, it is time to venture to the Outer Hebrides, the 119 islands off the coast. The natural beauty of the region includes sand dunes, sugar-white beaches, rugged hills and sprawling lochs.

Plzen, Czech Republic It is time to discover why Plzenň was chosen as European Capital of Culture for 2015. An easy

The Lonely Planet Store is located at Terminal T1 International (after Customs) in the Central Lounge.

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While everybody is big on Barcelona and mad for Madrid, Lonely Planet says visitors should be seduced by Seville, the colourful capital of Spain’s Andalucía region. The flamenco shows and tapas bars are some of the highlights of this grand city.

Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Seeing Sydney Airport’s T1 Lonely Planet is always a special thrill for Tony Wheeler. When it opened in 2009, it was the first in the world. Today there are three, with Lonely Planet stores also in Manchester and Kuala Lumpur. “I love seeing the store there, and what is even better is seeing people using the things all of us created,” he says. “But I do have a special spot for Sydney Airport. I especially love the Paul Kelly song Sydney From A 727, about flying in over Bondi Beach. It could well be the perfect song about arriving at an airport!”

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BUDS IN

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The Sydney Flower Market is ablaze with colour and fragrance with the blooms of the new floral season.

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ragrant blooms fill the air of the giant suburban warehouse along with a vivid mish-mash of colours, all ready to be snatched by florists, locals and greengrocers for distribution throughout the city. This is the Sydney Flower Market, where the best buds of the season from all over the state are gathered together in a market setting. Despite having been surrounded by this blooming bliss every week for the past eight years in her role as a

guide for TS Tours, floral enthusiast Sue Smith confesses she is still easily overcome by the unique splendour. “I like to get around the markets just to take it in for myself before our group arrives for me to show them through,” she says of of the markets at Flemington, near the Sydney Olympic Park precinct. From Sydney Airport, the markets are an easy train trip via Central, or a 40-minute drive through the Inner West. “You get to watch the day wake up, while being

surrounded by beautiful flowers in every direction.” The Sydney Flower Markets trade an estimated $100 million worth of blooms annually, and the delights of the flowers is not a niche attraction, as the twice-weekly tours attracts hundreds of visitors. On the tour, Sue explains the blooms and their origins as well as introducing vistors to a variety of sellers. “We have people wanting to see the array of colours that each new season has on offer,” she says.

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FLORAL FESTIVITIES Within a few hours’ drive of Sydney are some of the best summer country’s floral festivals.

ROSE SPECTACULAR HUNTER VALLEY See the Hunter Valley Gardens blooming with more than two million rose blooms and 35,000 rose bushes and more than 125 different varieties. huntervalleygardens.com.au BLACKHEATH RHODODENDRON FESTIVAL BLUE MOUNTAINS During the annual Rhododendron Festival the Blackheath village comes alive with a stunning range of floral displays, art displays and outdoor entertainment. rhodofestival.com.au OPEN GARDENS SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS The Southern Highlands turns on the colour in its best gardens with an amazing display of blooms across its towns and villages. southern-highlands.com.au

Valentine’s Day,” she explains. “These are the times people associate with exchanging beautiful flowers and so they come out here to find the best available. “Visitors are from all over. I do a lot of international tours and universities from the US are coming over to see what is happening with our flower scene.” Of all the varieties on offer, it is roses and gerberas that remain the most popular, but Australian natives are of particular interest to

international visitors. “It is always interesting to have overseas tourists wanting to know all about the native flowers and what they are,” Sue adds. A trip to Sydney Flower Market has become a favourite attraction, but be sure to be an early-riser as tours begin at 7am - sometimes earlier by request. “It is the most wonderful time of day and such a great sight, all those magnificent flowers,” Sue adds. tstours.com.au

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“The markets are open from about 2am setting up. The public comes in early and by 9am, everything is all over – the flowers have been picked up and they’re already in stores. “About 85 per cent of the flowers are from the Sydney basin, so all of this is a product of the city,” Sue adds. Vistor numbers increase during at key calendar times to take in the beautiy of the various seasons. “There are times when we have many visitors, like the days before Mothers’ Day and at

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The visa-free stopover deal on the Canton Route through the city of Guangzhou is proving a hit with Aussie travellers. Guangzhou

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ustralian travellers are adding China to their holiday itineraries and making the most of the Canton Route when flying to Europe and the USA. China’s visa-free stopover policy came into effect last year for visitors flying China Southern Airlines through Guangzhou. The new deal allows passengers to spend up to 72 hours in the city on a stopover. Of those stopover travellers, almost 40 per cent were from Australia and New Zealand, China Southern recently confirmed. Just over nine hours flying time from Sydney Airport, Guangzhou is China’s third largest city for tourism. The new visa-free policy has allowed more international travellers to enjoy the attractions of the home of Cantonese food, and to explore the best

experiences of the city. Among its must-see sights is Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street, located in the old town of Xiguan. The architecture of the street features a great mix of colonial European right beside Cantonese style. The Scenic Corridor along the Pearl River offers a fascinating view of riverfront life and at night, shows off the neon-lit city skyline. Just out of the city, the beauty of the Baiyun Mountain is a must-see. Baiyun Mountain consists of 30 peaks and from its summit, offers a stunning vista. For an insight into the Guangzhou’s 2000 years of history, visit the Nanyue King's Tomb Museum to see the Han Dynasty architecture. Belonging to the second king of Nanyue Zhao Mo, the tomb was only re-discovered in 1983.

After exploring the central Chinese city, travellers then have the choice of a one-stop journey to either London or Paris in one direction or New York City in the other. Four times a week direct flights from Guangzhou to the Big Apple began in August. “China Southern has been very keen to expand its network in America and we’re delighted to add one of the world’s greatest cities - New York - to our celebrated Canton Route,” China Southern Regional General Manager Australia New Zealand, Henry He said. csair.com

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DOING IT FOR THE KIDS Sydney Airport has joined forces with Variety – The Children’s Charity again this Christmas, to raise money for families in need.

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“This year, we are again encouraging the airport community to get involved and support Variety in changing the lives of children in our community who need it most. Variety – the Children’s Charity delivers more than $1.2 million in grants every month to provide essential equipment for children suffering from more than 133 conditions. Among the equipment Variety provide are wheelchairs, communication aids, autism companion dogs and vehicle modifications for wheelchairs. Variety – the Children’s Charity

NSW chief executive officer, Tam Johnston says she is thrilled to continue the partnership with Sydney Airport. “It is our goal to bring hope and happiness to even more Aussie kids this Christmas by providing them with tangible equipment, programs and experiences that help them overcome whatever obstacles they face and live their lives to the full. “The support of Sydney Airport, and its generous community and partners, is absolutely crucial in enabling us to achieve this goal.”

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ast Christmas, the Sydney Airport community of passengers and staff raised $180,000 in the Variety – the Children’s Charity Christmas Giving Appeal. This year, Sydney Airport plans to make even more children smile by again joining with Variety to raise funds for the charity’s activities to support sick and disadvantaged children. “We are excited to continue our partnership with Variety this Christmas and build on the success of 2013,” Sydney Airport chief executive officer, Kerrie Mather said.

VARIETY AT THE AIRPORT Collection Points Variety donation collection points will be found throughout terminals. The Variety Giving Tree Purchase one of the heart tokens hanging from the Variety Giving Tree.

Variety Spinning Wheel Win a prize by making a donation and spinning the Variety Wheel. Gift Wrapping Get your Christmas presents wrapped at the Variety Gift Wrapping bars. www.variety.org.au

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Here are some of the ways you can be involved in the Variety Christmas Giving Campaign that runs in terminals until Christmas Day: Breakfast with Santa Sydney Airport will launch the appeal on Saturday, 29 November.

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OPENFOR BUSINESS Tim Quinn is one of the important faces behind the shopping experience at Sydney Airport, which he says is about to undergo a new burst in the lead up to Christmas.

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A T T H E A I R P O R T NAME: Tim Quinn ROLE: Managing Director, SW Group ON THE AIRPORT BEAT: 10 years BEST ADVICE: “Enjoy the shopping experience because airport operators are working hard to create an eclectic mix of shops that are different.”

“The thing I find interesting about customers at Sydney Airport is they’re time-poor because they are on a journey to get through the airport, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t have an hour or so to shop. And when they are at the airport, they are usually feeling pretty good about where they are. "Our company, the SW Group, has had retail concepts at Sydney Airport for 40 years. I’ve been here 10 years and oversee the 12 stores we have in the T1 terminal, like Essence Australia, Adventure Australia and Dreamtime Spirit. "We are Australiana shops, so we’re here to showcase everything that Australia has in a broad variety of product like indigenous art, children’s clothes and sporting apparel. We sell a huge amount of plush items, an enormous number

of didgeridoos and kangaroos and do extremely well with children’s clothing. We also sell a tremendous amount of AussieBum underwear - who would have thought underwear in a souvenir shop? "But we’re much more than just a souvenir shop. I see our role is to offer a product that showcases Australia today and give it a different appeal that has quality and authenticity. The constant people are looking for is authenticity, which means it is made in Australia. We try wherever possible to make sure our products are made in Australia, and if not, we try to have it made under license. "My first job was in 1974 as a graduate executive at David Jones. I was there for 26 years, and then I did consulting work and opened my own import company. When I met the

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"We are Australiana shops, so we’re here to showcase everything that Australia has in a broad variety of product like indigenous art, children’s clothes and sporting apparel."

the Americans and Japanese coming back, we’ve got to be able to make sure we continue to provide products and goods that these markets want. "This end of the year is also an exciting time because of the high growth numbers coming through. We starting selling Christmas decorations at the airport a couple of years ago and sold them in astonishing numbers and we’ve got a Christmas shop in the forum. We believe Christmas — regardless of various cultures — is about kids and colour and excitement, and you’ve got to be a part of it."

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that theatre that makes people want to walk into your shops. "I have a team of 100 people, many who have been here the whole time I’ve been here and longer. It’s about catching a group of people who love airports and are good with customers. We’re open early Saturday morning and late Sunday nights, so you’ve got to have people who want to be here. The flights are still going out, the customers are still excited and you want staff to be in the same frame of mind. "We’re seeing a lot of growth out of Asian and the Middle East regions, and with

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owner of SW Group, I have to admit I fell in love with airports. "There is just something about the excitement of airports. It’s hard work and you’ve got to be on your game every day with the number of people we see everyday. "Retail in airports has been discovered in the past 10 years. Around the world, people expect at the airport exactly what you would sell in a regular shopping centre. Early in my career, someone said that retailing is theatre and it hasn’t changed. You, your staff and the shop must engage the customers. You’ve got to have

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1. Ripcurl $181.81 tax free at T1 ($199.99 RRP at T2) 2. RM Williams $180.91 tax free at T1

3. SYD Airport Tax & Duty Free Ice-Watch $109 tax free at T1 4. Swarovski $1,090 tax free at T1

5. Surf, Dive 'n' Ski Nixon watch $279.99 RRP at T2 6. SYD Airport Tax & Duty Free Gucci watch $1277 tax free at T1

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Fragrances

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1. Issey Miyake Nuit D'Issey EDT 125mL $ 102 duty free

2. Bvlgari Man in Black EDT 100mL $ 89 duty free

3. Bvlgari Aqua Amara EDT 100mL $ 86 duty free

4. Elie Saab Le Parfum EDP Intense 90mL $155 duty free

5. Givenchy Dahlia Divin EDP 75mL $117 duty free

Available at SYD Airport Tax & Duty Free. While stocks last. Tax and duty free prices apply to international travellers only.

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summer Shades 1. SYD Airport Tax & Duty Free Marc by Marc Jacobs $200 tax free at T1 2. SYD Airport Tax & Duty Free Carrera $180 tax free at T1

3. SYD Airport Tax & Duty Free Gucci black polarized $320 tax free at T1 4. Oroton sunglasses $216.64 tax free at T1

5. Victoria’s Secret sunglasses $80 tax free at T1 ($88 RRP at T2) 6. Carry On Envy sunglassses $39.95 RRP at T2

7. SYD Airport Tax & Duty Free Coach sienna sunglasses $163 tax free at T1 8.SYD Airport Tax & Duty Free Fendi Fendista $330 tax free at T1

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SHOW ME THE WAY TO THE NEXT

WHISKY BAR

With the whisky bar scene thriving, we taste-tested our way around town to uncover five of the Harbour City’s best whisky watering holes. Tap House

TAP HOUSE

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WORDS: GEMMA MCDONALD

Located in the T2 Terminal of Sydney Airport, this contemporary bar offers a select range of whisky and bourbon, the perfect place for some pre-flight enjoyment. Sink into a comfortable lounge and enjoy a delicious nip before the final boarding call. T2 Domestic terminal (after Security) THE BAXTER INN

This haven for whisky lovers boasts more than 500 brands in a basement bar that maintains its prohibition-era theme. The

staff here knows their way around the shelves to help find one for each palate. 152 - 156 Clarence Street, CBD

GRAIN BAR

Right by the Four Seasons Hotel, this cosy bar has supplies of selected international whiskies, served neat or in a cocktail. Home to ‘Whisky Mondays’, the bar also serves $30 tasting trays. 199 George Street, The Rocks THE WILD ROVER

This eccentric Irish pub has a

unique ‘Whisky Bible’ containing details of 80 labels. If you still can’t decide, sign up to their Campbell Corner Whisky Co-op for your own whisky passbook. 75 Campbell Street, Surry Hills SHADY PINES SALOON

This whisky sanctuary with its hefty range of American whisky, bourbon and Rye has the style of a Wild West film, complete with country and western music, and a taxidermy collection. 4/256 Crown Street, Darlinghurst

The Connoisseur Whisky specialist David Ligoff is also director of The World of Whisky in Double Bay. He offers his top tips for whisky appreciation: THE NOSE “You get more information from nosing a whisky than drinking

it, with a fluted glass to channel the aromas. The nose of a quality whisky will convey its full character.” THE PALATE “Keep it in your mouth for as long as possible, about one second for each year of the age of the

whisky. Cover your whole tongue to get the taste buds involved.” THE FINISH “After you have swallowed, the flavours you get after a few deep breaths is called the finish. A quality whisky will have a finish that lingers.”

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Airport Retail Drink Up 2. Glenfiddich Cask Collection Select Cask Single Malt Whisky 1L $69 duty free

1. Jameson Signature Reserve Irish Whiskey 1L $54.99 duty free

3. Talisker Dark Storm Single Malt Whisky 1L $94 duty free

4. The Macallan The 1824 Collection Whisky Makers Edition Single Malt Whisky 700mL $155 duty free

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Summer Reads

ghosts of thailand

singapore sling

amsterdam Uncovered

old sydney town

hero of hobart

city of fallen angels

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Whether you’re embarking on a big trip this summer or staying closer to home, these new-release reads will transport you to cities near and far.

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Singapore Sling

THE BOOK: Bamboo Heart By Ann Bennett, $22.99 RRP In World War II-era Thailand, Thomas Ellis is enduring hard labour in the notorious Death Railway prisoner-of-war camp. Jump forward four decades and his daughter, Laura Ellis, is experiencing a completely different life as a high-flying London lawyer immersed in the greed-is-good mentality of the mid 1980s. But when she travels to Southeast Asia, Laura turns her back on her yuppie reality as she sets out on a journey to retrace her father’s harrowing past. THE CITY: Bangkok, Thailand Best known for its bargain shopping and boundless nightlife, Bangkok’s historic soul is shrouded in the network of twisted canals in Old Town – otherwise known as the Dusit district. Here, hawkers peddle their wares in floating markets, street food outshines five-star dining, and temples welcome purehearted worshippers.

THE BOOK: The Eight Curious Cases of Inspector Zhang By Stephen Leather, $22.99 RRP Regarded as a Singaporean Sherlock, Inspector Zhang is the detective you call when all others have failed. Together with his eager assistant, Sergeant Lee, Inspector Zhang delves deep into Singapore’s mysterious underbelly as he hunts down the city’s secret murderers, drug addicts and crime king pins while investigating a series of mind-melting mysteries that reveal a darker side of sanitised Singapore. THE CITY: Singapore, Singapore This city-state is renowned for its low crime rate and polished tourism image, but Singapore certainly lets its hair down after dark in the city’s vibrant nightclub scene. There are plenty to choose from, but The Butter Factory is home to one of the best R&B clubs in town and will give you at least a passing glimpse of Singapore’s darker underbelly.

Amsterdam Uncovered

Old Sydney Town

THE BOOK: The House of Dolls By David Hewson, $19.99 RRP Pieter Vos is a broken man. After his 16-year-old daughter was abducted in mysterious circumstances, the former detective spent three fruitless years searching for her. Now, thrown out of the police force and living on a impoverished houseboat in the canals of Amsterdam, Vos is thrown a lifeline by an awkward young trainee detective with some new information about the case. Vos stops at nothing as he hunts down his final lead. THE CITY: Amsterdam, Netherlands Experience the natural rhythm of this beautiful city at Amsterdam’s largest green space, Vondelpark. Its original 10 acres opened in 1865 and is home to several ponds and lakes, a flock of wild parakeets that were mistakenly let loose in 1976, and a soaring Picasso sculpture.

THE BOOK: The Silk Thief By Deborah Challinor, $29.99 RRP Life is hard in the colonies and especially so for three convict women who must fight for survival in the rough-and-tumble world of 1830s Sydney. When Harrie, Friday and Sarah are driven to murder, they must pay for the silence of criminal standover woman Bella Jackson who knows their secret. And when love comes knocking for each girl, they all must face do-or-die struggles to win their happiness – and sanity. THE CITY: Sydney, Australia The iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge casts its imposing shadow over the city’s historic colonial district, known as The Rocks. The Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon Lookout is an excellent vantage point to cast your eyes over the cobbled streets and ramshackle terrace houses to get a sense of the ebb and flow of colonial life.

Hero of Hobart

City of Fallen Angels

THE BOOK: A Bone of Fact By David Walsh, $55 RRP David Walsh is the eccentric multi-millionaire behind Hobart’s renowned Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) that makes international headlines like the rest of us make cups of tea. Equal parts inspired patron of the arts, scheming professional gambler, brilliant mystery man and larrikin smartarse, Walsh shares his unique perspective of life, art and work in this off-beat memoir that grabs you by the scruff of the neck and doesn’t let go until the final sentence. THE CITY: Hobart, Australia It has been called ‘the world’s most far-our museum’ with good reason. MONA is a fortress-like building that clings to the banks of the Derwent River and houses a compelling and confronting art collection unlike anything else in the world. A visit here is easily worth the trip to Hobart on its own.

THE BOOK: Metrophage: A Novel By Richard Kadrey, $19.99 RRP Kadrey’s acclaimed dystopian cyberpunk tale comes roaring back to life two decades after its original publication in this anticipated reprint. Welcome to Los Angeles in the late 21st century where the rich live behind high-security gates and the poor are left to negotiate a lawless wasteland. When a plague sweeps the city, a humble street hustler will hold the future of humanity in his hands. THE CITY: Venice Beach, LA Not quite a lawless wasteland, LA’s Venice Beach is nonetheless the spiritual home of the weird, wonderful and everyone in between. Stroll the famous boardwalk and you’ll be sure to meet a cyberpunk street hustler or two amidst the throngs of colourful street performers.

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Brain Teasers Solutions on page 74

Sudoku To solve this sudoku grid, every number from 1 through 9 must appear in each vertical column, horizontal row and each of the nine 3x3 boxes. You can’t repeat a number in any row column or box.

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Geography CROSSWORD

Š Lovatts Puzzles

Hopefully your travels have prepared you for our geography crossword.Good luck, and try not to cheat. Answers are on page 74. 1

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1. British seaport

... Guinea 6. Medicinal Indian tree

2. Roman Catholic shrine village

in Portugal

10. Brazil's ... Janeiro (3,2)

3. New York Headquarters of IBM

11. Romanian plum brandy

4. Africa's Great Rift Valley Gorge

12. NW England area, Lake ...

5. German wine

14. Country, ... Rica

6. Beverly Hills street, ... Boulevard

16. Former US president, Bill ....

7. Saudi Arabia's capital

18. Traditional Welsh boat

8. Scottish girls

20. Largest community of

14. Dreadlocked Jamaican cult follower

16. Oklahoma historic trade route city

Nunavut

22. Rome, the ... City

17. Vietcong attack on Saigon, ...

23. Huron & Erie, Great ...

25. Antarctic feature (3,5)

18. Sandbank

28. Tonga's capital (4'5)

19. India's central bank (1,1,1)

29. Molten core rock

22. Spanish festivals

31. Suez city, Port ...

24. Tidal inlet

32. Delhi dialect

25. Mother Teresa's homeland

Offensive

26. Italian Mrs 28. Tutsi country

30. Greece 31. Nile cargo boat

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SYDNEY FIND-a-WORD find-a-word sYDNEY

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© Lovatts Puzzles

Find all the words listed hidden in the grid of letters. They can be found in straight lines up, down, forwards, backwards or even diagonally. The leftover letters will reveal the mystery answer.

G E C A L P N I T R A M S B K

S E N I A M O D E H T P O T R

A N O P A L N E B O I T N T A

Y S E R C A S U W H A I O A P

K R T D G R S N S N O N S N L

I P E E R E H E I P T K K Z A

N Y K L S A S C S A C G C A I

G R C C L I G T A O R C A C N

S M I L U A T E R S I T J B N

C O R R R O G E S E I I T R E

R N C D P A H T C E E N R I T

O T E T U T D X R I N T O D N

S N D O U B L E B A Y I P G E

S T H E O P E R A B A R H E C

D N A L S I O O T A K C O C Y

ANZAC BRIDGE

CENTENNIAL PARK

DOUBLE BAY

PYRMONT

ART GALLERY

CHINESE GARDENS

GEORGE STREET

THE DOMAIN

BOTANIC

COCKATOO

KINGS CROSS

THE OPERA BAR

GARDENS

ISLAND

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THE ROCKS

BUSES

CRICKET

PORT JACKSON

TOWN HALL

CASINO

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POTTS POINT

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Penfolds Wines SHOPPING Adventure Australia Apple Australian Produce/ World of Chocolate Bally Burberry Coach Discover Dreamtime Spirit Emporio Armani Essence of Australia French Connection Godiva La Perla L’Occitane Lonely Planet Newslink Opal Fields Oroton Pandora Podium Purely Australian Purely Merino Rainbow Serpent Rainbow Serpent

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Carry On

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Relay

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Country Road

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Relay

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Car Rentals

David Lawrence

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Rip Curl

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Jetstar Service Desk

Edge

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Seed Kids

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REDY2GO

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Sportscraft

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Travelex

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Guardian Pharmacy

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Studio T2

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Virgin Australia Sales + Ticketing

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Kaboom

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Sunglass Hut

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Marcs

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Sweet Doctor

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Newslink

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Tech 2 Go

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the LAST WORD...

kylie

Pop princess Kylie Minogue reveals why she is enjoying spending more time than ever at home in Australia.

Minogue

Being home I have been spending time in Sydney working on The Voice. I love being back. I feel different here, Australia is my real home. Spending more time back here has fueled the fires to really spend more time here. Favourite holiday spot When we were younger, we used to go to Phillip Island and Queensland. Then 10 years ago, I went to the Kimberley for the first time. I am crazy about it.

|| SUMMER WINTER 2014 2014/15

WORDS: JOHN BURFITT

Routine when flying I travel with a standard set of things. There is always a book, a moisturiser, a pashmina or scarf, which can keep me warm or be used as a pillow.

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Working in Australia I am a fan of a lot of Aussie TV drama shows, and there are also a lot of good shows and TV projects coming up I would love to do. But I am working on my next tour (March 2015) so I am spending most of my time working on that right now.

A return to acting Acting is where I started and whenever I am back on drama set for whatever reason, even if it is a guest spot, it speaks to me. I feel like I am at home there in a way. Her work ethic Most of the people I started working with have all gone on to great careers. No one advised us, but I think we had a natural work ethic and spirit to get involved and to learn. My advice to anyone is to work hard and have fun along the way. On maturing Maybe it's over 50 now when you're meant to stop. We all seem to have been afforded another decade in this new day and age. Maybe it's true what everyone's saying, that 50 is the new 40.

Additional sources: The.Quitus.com, Qantas Travel Insider

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