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Coming at a time when
The Peninsula, Hong Kong
has just opened a sister
hotel in Paris, Singapore
is getting a taste of the
legend – in the form of
fine food like their famous
Swiss chocolates (top),
tea blends and coffees,
cookies and cakes, and
XO chilli sauce. Also on
offer at the newly-opened
Peninsula Boutique at
the island’s Ion Orchard
shopping mall are mugs
(above) and bags with the
image of the hotel’s
bear mascot.
peninsulaboutique.com
calendar
sep/oct
COSMOSCOW
Russia’s only international
art fair is held at the historic
Moscow Manege exhibition
hall this year. International
participants include Campoli
Presti from London and
Paris, as well as Russian
participants such as XL
Gallery and Gallery 21.
cosmoscow.com
OZASIA FESTIVAL
The annual event by the
Adelaide Festival Centre
revolves around the arts and
food with an Asian link. This
year’s focus is on Shandong
Province in China, and
will feature the acclaimed
Shandong Acrobatic Troupe.
adelaidefestivalcentre.
com.au/ozasia-festival
AUS TR AL I A
SEP 3-20
RUS S I A
SEP 19-21
HONG KONG
TILL OCT 5
TRANSFORMERS 30TH
ANNIVERSARY EXPO
See the characters
from the Transformers
franchise – such as
Optimus Prime and
Bumblebee in their 7m tall glory – at The
Venetian Macao. Over 1,000 toys and
collectibles are on display. Exhibition-
exclusive figurines will also be on sale.
venetianmacao.com
B I T E S F ROM
A L E GE ND
Export
BLUMENAU, BRAZIL
Blumenau’s edition will
take place fromOctober
8-30. It traditionally kicks
off with a big parade
featuring oompah music
and German folk dances
mixed with Brazilian samba.
Other highlights include
Brazilian beers and speed
drinking competitions.
oktoberfest-brazil.com
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
Australia’s biggest
celebration of German
culture features an authentic
beer garden, a market
square and even a kids’ zone.
Visitors can also learn to
dance, dress, speak and cook
like a German. FromOctober
10-12 and 17-19 at the
Brisbane Showgrounds.
oktoberfestbrisbane.com.au
KITCHENER-WATERLOO,
CANADA
This Oktoberfest includes
a big Thanksgiving Day
parade. Much of the
dancing, drinking and eating
will take place fromOctober
10-18 in local German clubs.
Other events include a
keg-rolling race and a free
pancake breakfast.
oktoberfest.ca
Oktoberfest is now marked
in many countries, with the
liveliest festivities in cities that
have strong German roots.
North: The New Nordic Cuisine of
Iceland (right) delves into its Viking
ancestors’ struggles with food on an
unforgiving terrain, and examines how
modern Icelanders are building upon
those traditions. Reykjavik’s top chef
Gunnar Karl Gislason, who co-wrote the
book, also provides recipes which utilise
the country’s unique ingredients.
randomhouse.com
N O R T H E R N E X P O S U R E
Bavarian