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aret Fulton to lead tour

Chinese food buffs will sample

the best in Chinese cuisine during a 23-day gourmet tour of China which begins on December 1 from Sydney.

Led by noted Australian cooking ex

pert Mrs Margaret Fulton, the 24 mem-" bers of the tour group will visit many

of the finest restaurants in China on a tour which will include Canton, Shang hai, Tsinan, Tsingtao, Kunming and Peking.

While the tour will specialise in Chi nese restaurants, Mrs Fulton says there will be a number of China's historical sites included in the itinerary.

"We'll go to communes, universities,

factories and handicraft _ institutes as well", she said. She also hopes the tour will have a chance to see acupuncture procedures in a Chinese hospital.

The flight to Hong Kong will be with Qantas and the tour will cost between $2,557 and S2,736 depending on city or origin in Australia..

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Christmas shoppers with an eye to duty-free goods might consider combin ing their shopping spree with a relaxing cruise in the South Pacific on P and O's Sea Princess in November.

The cruise ship will sail from Sydney on November 8, November 23 and December 8 for two-week cruises of various Pacific islands.

The first cruise will call at Brisbane, Vila, Santo, Suva, Savu Savu and Lautoka. The second one will visit Nukualofa, Pago Pago, Suva, Lautoka and Noumea, and the third will touch at Honiara, Vila, Lautoka, Suva and Noumea.

Shops and market places on these tropical islands offer plenty of bargains, from basketware and island handicrafts to duty-free watches, cameras, hi-fi gear and jewellery. The ship's shops are also well stocked with gifts and so close

to those other shipboard amenities, swimming pools, deck sports, entertain ment facilities, theatre, cabaret and discos, not to mention the food, wine and drink at shipboard prices.

After these three short cruises the Sea Princess will make two longer voy ages to the East.

On December 22 she will sail on a 33-day cruise to Port Moresby, Manila, Hong Kong, Penang, Port Kelang, Sin gapore, Jakarta and Bali. With Christ ma's and New Year at sea the holidaymaker will be offered a festive English-style Christmas and a lively New Year, complete with traditional haggis.

The Sea Princess will sail on Febru ary 9 for an even longer and more leisurely 46-day voyage south to Mel bourne, across to Fremantle and then north to Bali, Jakarta, Singapore, Ma nila, Hong Kong, Guam, Rabaul and

Brisbane.

This cruise includes nine nights in Singapore and four nights in Hong Kong and passengers will be transferred to comfortable hotels for these stops, providing the ideal solution for those wanting to combine a cruise with an Asian holiday.

The Sea Princess

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