The Weekend Australian - Travel - - TRAVEL & INDULGENCE -

Di­verse and mem­o­rable images of In­dia’s sprawl­ing train net­work are on dis­play at Syd­ney’s Cus­toms House in Cir­cu­lar Quay un­til Jan­uary 22; the pho­tog­ra­phy of life on and be­side the tracks is from the cof­fee-ta­ble book In­dia’s Dis­ap­pear­ing Rail­ways by pho­to­jour­nal­ist An­gus McDon­ald, who died in 2012 (T&I, April 4-5), and was shown at the Royal Ge­o­graph­i­cal So­ci­ety in Lon­don ear­lier this year • SilkAir, the re­gional wing of Sin­ga­pore Air­lines, has launched ser­vices from Sin­ga­pore to Male, cap­i­tal of the Mal­dives • On June 1, Eti­had will start daily A380 ser­vices be­tween Mel­bourne and Abu Dhabi, with seam­less con­nec­tions to Lon­don; the air­craft are equipped with The Res­i­dence three­room suite and new-gen­er­a­tion seats and fea­tures in all classes • To cel­e­brate the re­lease in Aus­tralia of Tanna, made in Van­u­atu and a hit at the Venice film fes­ti­val, the Van­u­atu Tourism Of­fice, Spaci­fica Travel and White Grass Ocean re­sort have a pack­age on the is­land of Tanna based on the film’s story, stars and set­tings; book by De­cem­ber 31 for de­par­tures be­tween Jan­uary 15 and March 25.

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