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Monday, 18 February 2019

Discover Moroccan Culinary Experiences at Banyan Tree Bintan


Maintaining and improving fine dining excellence is all in a day's work for the team at Banyan Tree.

As guests unwind and relax on the resort's private beach in Bintan Island, just an hour's ferry ride from Singapore; or tee off on an undulating championship golf course and are pampered at the acclaimed luxury Spa, the Culinary Team are working their magic in the kitchen.

This year, Banyan Tree Bintan will be curating a number of events which will embrace a truly global approach to food and wine.  From Saturday 16 March to Friday 22 March, talented Chef Ettajani El Youssfi and Amine Harir from Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay, Morocco will be showcasing a Moroccan Food Festival at Laguna Bintan.

Indulge in the resorts' special Moroccan Feast week at Laguna Bintan featuring traditional dishes with exotic subtle spices.  Some of the traditional dishes on offer include Shoulder of Lamb Confit, with dates, small sautéed vegetables and parsley potato; Seafood Tagine with chili pepper, coriander and lime followed by a Pastilla dessert to finish with Almond Milk, orange blossom and hazelnuts.

Saturday, 16 March 2019 | 6.30pm – 10.00pm

Moroccan Feast Buffet Dinner
Venue : XANA Beach Club at Angsana Bintan
Price : SGD 54 ++ / person
Sunday, 17 March 2019 | 12.00pm – 3.00pm

Moroccan Brunch Pool
Venue :Vista at Cassia Bintan
Price : SGD 54 ++ / person
Monday–Friday, 18–22 March 2019

Sharpen Your Moroccan Senses
Venue: The Cove Restaurant at Banyan Tree Bintan
Lunch: Dinner:
12.00pm – 3.00pm
6.00pm – 10.30pm (last order)
3 courses set menu at SGD 48 ++
5 courses set menu at SGD 73 ++ / person
Friday, 22 March 2019 | 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Cooking Class and Auction for Seedlings Students
Venue: Saffron Restaurant at Banyan Tree Bintan

For those who are keen to get closer to the action, there will also be a cooking class for Seedling students on 22 March 2019. Watch the Chefs in action as they share their culinary experiences with disadvantaged students from local communities.  The Seedlings Programme is a vocational training programme launched under Banyan Tree group to provide training and job opportunities for disadvantaged local youth (13-24 years) and to give them the necessary skills to forge a successful career in the hospitality industry. During this cosy and intimate session, participants will get to recreate classic Moroccan dishes, including some of those featured over the course of the week.

In April, Banyan Tree Bintan will be focussing on all things 'Italiano' and are jointly hosting an Italian Wine Festival with Marco Fantinel, Italian vineyard owner.  A special wine dinner at The Cove is planned.

For information and reservations contact +62 770 693 100 or e-mail reservations-bintan@banyantree.com


Tuesday, 12 February 2019

The Moorings celebrates 50 years with up to 20% off





To celebrate their 50th anniversary The Moorings is offering up to 20% off charter holidays in Tahiti, Croatia, Greece, Spain and the British Virgin Islands (BVI) in February.

Relax and set sail for the BVIs in the Caribbean - a collection of sixty unspoilt islands including four larger islands - Tortola, Anegada, Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke. With 300,000 acres of coral reefs the BVI is a snorkellers' heaven where you may spot the leatherback turtle, an occasional visitor which weighs around 600kg or the commonly found Hawksbill and Green Turtles. Other underwater sights include caves, tunnels, shipwrecks, giant boulders and grottoes. Explore Virgin Gorda’s natural granite pillars or try the national dish, ‘fish and fungi’. Visit the iconic ‘Willy T’s’ near Norman Island, a floating Pirate Bar which serves cocktails such as Dark and Stormies, Rum Punches and Bush Whackers. For hiking enthusiasts, the island’s highest point is at Sage National Park in Tortola, which looks out across the archipelago. On the nature trail at Bones Bight in Anegada, catch a glimpse of the rare rock iguanas or pink flamingos. Take a dip at Jost Van Dyke’s White Bay Beach – listed as one of Forbes’ “Best Caribbean Beaches For 2019”.

For a taste of paradise on the other side of the world, The Moorings’ base is in Palma on the island of Mallorca. Mallorca has played host to many celebrities including Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor. Mallorca has more than 540km of coastline, 300 days of sunshine per year and a wide variety of beaches, from sandy coves to pebbled waterfronts. Sample local produce at Santa Catalina which has Palma’s oldest food market and see yellow and red painted facades of traditional houses, rustic green wooden shutters, and small front balconies adorned with plants and flowers. Visit La Madeleine de Proust for a buttery croissant, fruit tartlets and freshly baked olive bread. Explore the Island’s caves, the Coves del Drach on the east coast; a surreal underground collection of giant stalactites, stalagmites and underground lakes. Palma’s Old Town has gothic architecture built in the 14th century, including the ‘La Seu’ Cathedral. Continue your adventure with a journey to nearby islands Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera.

A Moorings 4000 catamaran for up to 6 people is priced from A$7,295 (or $1,215 pp with 6 people) for a 7-night charter in the BVI and from A$5,595 (or $930 pp with 6 people) for a 7-night charter in Spain.

The Moorings offers self-skippered monohulls; sail catamarans with a skipper; a high-performance power catamaran or a crewed yacht with a captain and chef.

The Moorings was founded by Charlie and Ginny Carey as a slim fleet of six yachts in the British Virgin Islands. Since then it has grown to be the world’s most renowned and largest fleet in charter history and has expanded to 20 destinations across the world including St Martin, Seychelles, Tahiti, Thailand, Italy, Greece and the Bahamas.

Keep up to date with The Moorings latest offers at www.moorings.com.au/special-offers

Offer T&Cs:

Book during the 1st February – 28th February and receive up to 20% off charters booked in Tahiti, Croatia, Greece, Spain and the British Virgin Islands.

The 20% discount offer is made up of a 15% ‘Discover the World’ discount + 5% repeat charter discount, for customers who have chartered with Sunsail or The Moorings before.

Offer is subject to dates and availability.

For further information visit www.moorings.com.au

Phone Australia | 1800 553 720
Phone New Zealand | 0800 44 98 91
Email | sales@moorings.com.au

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Final weeks of Mandela My Life: The Official Exhibition - must close March 3







Final weeks of Mandela My Life: The Official Exhibition - must close March 3

In less than 4 weeks' time on March 3, Melbourne Museum must close the doors on Mandela My Life: The Official Exhibition, marking the final chance for Australians to experience a rare and touching glimpse into the life of one of the world's most iconic leaders.

Since its opening in September last year, thousands of visitors have been guided through ten expertly curated galleries, observing and interacting with over 200 artefacts from The Nelson Mandela Foundation and Nelson Mandela's private collection. Emotive, insightful and multi-sensory, the exhibition has left visitors with a rich sense of Mandela's extraordinary living legacy.

Produced by iEC Exhibitions, TEG Live, and Museums Victoria, in full collaboration with The Nelson Mandela Foundation of South Africa, the exhibition features the most comprehensive collection of original artefacts, documents, personal items and artworks ever to be shown outside of South Africa, showcasing personal moments in Mandela's life alongside the events and influences that led to his leadership.

The journey through Mandela's story begins with his childhood in the Transkei, followed by his early life in Johannesburg where he began to establish himself as a political activist, underscored by audio-visual pieces and personal photographs.

Visitors have discovered the covert anti-apartheid activities that shaped Mandela's daily existence, aspects of his life in prison on Robben Island, and how he felt on his first day of freedom when he was released from Victor Verster prison in 1990. The final chapter journeys through Mandela's landmark years as South Africa's first democratically elected president, and the indelible mark he made on people around the world as a global leader.

Tickets are $32 for adults, $22 for concession and students, $17.90 for 13-16s and children 12 and under free. Adult and museum general entry bundle $30. Book online at www.ticketek.com.au to save 10% on tickets for the final chance to see Mandela My Life: The Official Exhibition before it closes on March 3.

Mandela My Life: The Official Exhibition

Until 3 March 2019

Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton, Victoria, 3053

School / group bookings available: groupbookings@ticketek.com.au and 1300 364 001

ticketek.com.au

For more information, please visit: MandelaTheExhibition.com

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Saturday, 2 February 2019

Inland cruise offers in France - save 25%



FRANCE: NEW EXCURSIONS & DISCOUNT SAVINGS

Unique Falconry excursion & 25% discount on inland hotel barge cruising for 2019*

Explore the Burgundy Canals on a luxury hotel barge cruise and save up to 25%.
Cruises offer accommodation for up to 12 passengers in elegant, spacious air-conditioned twin cabins; all meals prepared by an onboard master chef with wines; fully stocked open bar; and unique daily escorted mini-bus excursions.

NEW FOR 2019:

A demonstration of the art of falconry has been added to the daily excursions for both Le Belle Epoque and L'Impressionniste, passengers can marvel at the striking aerial acrobatics of these birds of prey during a private demonstration at the moat-encircled Chateau de Commarin.

Guests will be treated to a meeting with Count Bertrand de Vogue the current resident followed by a private tour of the Chateau.

Prices start from $5,805 per person and for NEW bookings - confirmed before the 8th February 2019 – inland cruise specialists Outdoor Travel offer a discount of 25% off the cabin cost for 2 people sharing - saving of up to $1,935 per person - on selected dates*.

Private charter discounts of 25% are offered for a family or friends aboard La Belle Epoque on selected dates during April and May*.

Conditions apply - for information contact Outdoor Travel toll free on 1800 331 582

* Selected dates: La Belle Epoque (Charter) – 31st March; 28th April; 12th or 19th May

La Belle Epoque (Cabin) – 14th, 21st April or 5th May

L'Impressionniste (Cabin) – 14th or 21st April; 5th, 12th or 19th May

Dates & prices for 2019: https://bit.ly/2Ov5YYg

Full brochure: https://bit.ly/2MScKVK

Website: http://www.outdoortravel.com.au/

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