'tis the Fes­tive Sea­son

Vision Magazine - - From the Editor -

The month of De­cem­ber is a sym­bolic time for change and re­newal, but this part of the year is also pop­u­lar for a range of un­chang­ing tra­di­tions.

Once again, the sum­mer Christ­mas in the South­ern Hemi­sphere is cel­e­brated by set­ting ablaze the Aus­tralian sky­line in an end­less ar­ray of lights and decor. For ex­am­ple, one house­hold in Queens­land has out­shined the rest with al­most 100,000 il­lu­mi­nat­ing bulbs, a tra­di­tion that has con­tin­ued for over 20 years. This time of the year also wel­comes the ar­rival of ex­cited hol­i­day­mak­ers and sun­seek­ers to Aus­tralian beaches, and among them are the in­creas­ing in­flux of Chi­nese tourists from the north­ern hemi­sphere.

In order to catch on to the rapidly changing world, and to guide Chi­nese tourists to a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of Aus­tralia, VI­SION has po­si­tioned it­self as a unique multi-faceted and multi-cul­tural brand that pro­vides a wider vi­sion for read­ers; show­cas­ing a chic series of up­com­ing fash­ion trends, while cap­tur­ing the essence of tra­di­tional cul­ture and mod­ern life, and ex­plor­ing the un­fath­omed mys­ter­ies of the world around us.

En­folded in a glossy stylish lay­out, VI­SION’S com­pre­hen­sive and in­sight­ful cov­er­age makes for a per­fect leisure ac­quain­tance.

High­light­ing this hol­i­day sea­son, Syd­ney's best rooftop bar - Sky Ter­race, is back at The Star, tak­ing the thrill of nightlife to the very edge of the city’s sky­line. For many, these heights con­vey a close­ness to a nir­vana that may be similar to a trip to the mys­tic Jade Lake of Kun­lun Moun­tain in China.

Other un­miss­able hotspots in this edi­tion in­clude Syd­ney’s Queen Vic­to­ria Build­ing, dubbed as one of the most beau­ti­ful re­tail precinct of the world, and Aus­tralia’s 1st Bub­ble Tent, per­fect to es­cape the city’s hus­tle and bus­tle and spend a night un­der the stars at Lith­gow's Caper­tee Val­ley, the world's sec­ond largest canyon.

An­other op­tion is to leave the whole mod­ern era, and travel back in time to in­dulge in the time­less­ness of clas­sic opera, or the eter­nal beauty of fine art, from cen­tury-old hand­i­crafts to mag­nif­i­cent an­cient build­ings that have wit­nessed the rise and fall of cities.

ith 2017 com­ing to a close,

looks for­ward to shar­ing an­other amaz­ing year with its read­ers. We sin­cerely wish each and every one who has fol­lowed this mag­a­zine our most heart­felt sea­son’s greet­ings - Merry Christ­mas and a Happy New Year!

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