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The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Travel & Indulgence Not So Ski And Easy On The Mat - SU­SAN KURO­SAWA

MADAME­Tus­sauds (madame­tus­sauds.com/syd­ney) will open at Syd­ney’s Dar­ling Har­bour next Mayandthere’ll be a down-un­der flavour; Home and Away star Ray Meagher has been con­firmed to join the wax­works line-up, along with Ni­cole Kid­man and Hugh Jack­man Novem­ber 11, 2011, is the most aus­pi­cious date of the 21st cen­tury, when the pil­lars of heaven and earth will be in bal­ance, or at least that’s the feng shui the­ory; to cel­e­brate 11/11/11, The Penin­sula Shang­hai (penin­sula.com) is of­fer­ing spe­cial pack­ages based around the nu­meral, down to 111-minute spa treat­ments, 11 types of cho­co­late as an in-suite amenity and, de­pend­ing on the pack­age, ei­ther 111 or 1111 roses Lonely Planet (lone­ly­planet.com) has launched its first se­ries of books for kids un­der the Not For Par­ents ban­ner; cities in the mix so far are Lon­don, Rome, New York and Paris ($19.99).

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