Catch of the day Iconic
Sydney restaurant the Ocean Room (www.oceanroomsydney.com), perched at the end of the Overseas Passenger Terminal, has reopened after a redesign by Japan's Yasumichi Morita, known for installing a merry-go-round in a shoe shop and dressing an entire bar in crocodile skin. The eatery continues to capitalise on its famous view of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House but now features a soaring curved ceiling, a 3,000-piece wooden chandelier and a new menu by chef Raita Noda. If you are Sydney-bound, Virgin Atlantic has also launched a Sydney Pass for its passengers, with discounts to the city's leading attractions, including the Unesco-listed Opera House, Sydney Tower and Taronga Zoo.
Cycles in the sun
Raw Travel (www.rawtravel.com/country/cambodia) has extended its popular self-guided cycling tours to Cambodia, where it believes the quiet roads, flat terrain and friendly locals will draw cyclists from around the world. The company's Phnom Penh base provides mountain bikes with panniers, detailed route maps, guides and even a mobile phone in case of emergencies. Cyclists set the time limits between destinations, while their luggage is delivered to their hotels ahead of them.
Deal of the week
Farrington American Express Travel is offering a deal for Shanghai's newest luxury hotel, the Peninsula Shanghai, which opened this month, on the Bund. Valid until December 31, a deluxe guest room (below) for two nights, with daily breakfast and round- trip economy-class tickets with China Eastern Airlines is HK$2,890 per person, twin share. Air-ticket surcharges (depending on the travel date) and terms and conditions apply. To book, go to www.amextravel.com.hk/package.