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December 2010

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The Home issue

Our exclusively designed

cover is by renowned ‘pixel

artists’ eBoy. Look for the

Vermeer and references to

KLM and The Netherlands.

Inside is a home photography

project from China, life in a

shipping container, and an

essay on the idea of home

in an age of travel.

13 The Home fi les

From Delftware huisjes to an eggshaped

chicken coop

22 Facts & fi gures

Home by numbers

36 Inside out

A photography project that

empties Chinese homes

40 Home and away

Author Pico Iyer on how travel

affects our view of home

50 Compact quarters

Shipping containers and tiny homes

as a solution to overcrowding

Lowland rising

For years, the British city of Glasgow in Scotland’s ‘lowlands’ was considered

by outsiders to be a forbidding place. But two decades of growth and

investment have seen the arts fl ourish, economy grow and tourism boom.

Hong Kong cool

Sheung Wan in the north-west of

Hong Kong island is becoming the

city’s new hub of cool.

08

61

Frontlines

Little bits of everything

Updates

What’s on in The

Netherlands

52

26

Exporting excellence

A small, Dutch architecture fi rm in

New York is winning plaudits with its

stylish sculptures.

65

77

Touchdowns

The best city guides

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Front-

lines

Arts, design, culture,

events and ideas from

across the globe

8 Holland Herald

Words: Annemarie Hoeve

The idea that smells

can take you places

is not new. But Sens

& Co take things a

step further, claiming

to cover “the typical

smells of Europe”

in 12 vials. These

include Parmesan,

Czech beer and

French wine. Why? Whyy?

To o “remember remember your

holidays”. ho olidays”. Available Availab ble

via colette.fr}

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Nose around Europe in 12 2 scents scents

DESIGN

Siterature

Prototype ■ Alphabet chairs

This series is called ABChairs, but Dutchman

Roeland Otten’s gone and made himself the

whole alphabet. The dinner party possibilities

are endless: think furniture scrabble, or musical

chairs with an extra, lexical dimension.

Is it a hill or a hotel?

Travel ■ Ski retreat

B is for burka?

Roeland Otten

fi rst envisioned

the chairs while at

Eindhoven Design

Academy. It took

him ten years

to develop the

series. He is also

known for his rain

burka, which he

designed together

with Zelda

Beauchampet,

as a practical

solution to the

Dutch climate. See

roelandotten.com

Architecture

Architect Michael

Jantzen has yet

to fi nd a client for

his North Slope

Ski Hotel but, if he

succeeds, guests

can sleep with

a clean, green

conscience. Wind

turbines and solar

cells will provide

most of the energy.

See michaeljantzen.

com for more.

Many an alpine hotel boasts about its proximity to the piste. But this

luxury, 95-room hotel will win hands down, if it’s ever built, as it’s actually

part p slope. Simply step into the elevator and once on the rooftop, suck in

some s fresh mountain air, adjust your goggles and then hit the slope – all

120 12 metres of it. Not for beginners, judging by the incline.


TREATS

BOOKS

From the dairyloving

Dutch comes

a new, yoghurtfl

avoured liqueur,

packaged in a milk

carton. There must

be a reason why this

didn’t exist before?

Drink it pure, if you

dare, or mix with

something fruity. See

bolscocktails.com

Amsterdam:

Made by Hand

Stylist and photographer

Pia Jane Bijkerk has a

passion for all things

handmade, from jewellery

to clothing to revamped

antiques. In this attractive

guidebook, she shares her

favourite haunts in the

city she now calls home.

It’s the ultimate insider’s

guide to cool and quirky

collectibles you’ll never

fi nd by yourself. This

edition follows Paris: Made

by Hand. Published by The

Little Bookroom.

This new mobile phone by

Amsterdam ad/design agency

John Doe has been dubbed a

‘dumb phone’ because it’s only

for calling. SIM-lock free, you

can call from anywhere and it

comes with a paper notepad.

See johnsphones.com

Culture C clash?

Islamic art has baffled and

intrigued the West for centuries

The Independent (UK)

Japan Jap at Versailles ■ French fancy

Where Wh once Marie Antoinette

supposedly su said, “Let them eat

cake,” ca now the curators at the

Palace Pa of Versailles have said, “Let

them see Murakami.” Amid the

marble opulence, contemporary

artist Takashi Murakami’s bright

colours seem at odds with the

environment. Yet, Murakami and

Versailles both portray a fearless

fl amboyance. Don’t miss the Venus

Salon, where a cartoonesque

fi gure in a rabbit suit stands

beside a stony-faced sculpture of

King Louis XIV. He is not amused.

The exhibition runs until December

12. See chateauversailles.fr

Do you love beer as

much as you fancy

yourself? Design

your personalised

Heineken bottle

using images, text,

and graphics, check

the 3D visualisation,

and post yourself

a six pack. See

jouwheineken.nl

Passion for perfection

■ December 12-April 17, 2011

FRONTLINES

Culture

Illustrating the ‘expression of

peoples who have been linked

by Islam for over 1,400 years’, this

exhibition in De Nieuwe Kerk has

a selection of 500 masterpieces

from Professor Nasser D. Khalili’s

collection of Islamic art. On display

are richly illuminated Qur’ans and

manuscripts, paintings, jewellery,

textiles and ceramics. See

nieuwekerk.nl for more details. For

further events in Amsterdam and

the rest of The Netherlands turn to

pages 61 and 63 of this magazine.

Art

Photo: Cedric Delsaux. ©2001-2006 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co

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DESIGN

NATURE

10 Holland Herald

The yellow-bellied, three-toed

skink may sound like a

zoological swear word, but

actually the Australian lizard is

a real reptile. Scientists have

discovered that those living

along the coast lay eggs,

while their mountain cousins

birth live babies. The fact that

this single species can do

both is being taken as proof

of evolution in action.

Boozy close-ups

Scientist Michael Davidson was

looking for a way to fund his

Florida State University Lab

and the result was BevShots,

pictures of alcoholic beverages

through a microscope. The

drinks are crystallised and then

polarised light is passed through

them for each photo. It’s all very

psychedelic, particularly the dry

martini. See bevshots.com

Disco boots

Flexible footwear

Las Vegas and Venice only

seem to be shot by tourists

Locals Out vs tourists of hand?

Since I was a young girl, I have

been obsessed with collecting

Seeing redBits

of everything

His furniture designs are part

of MoMA’s collection and his

buildings can be seen across

the globe, from New York to

Osaka. Now Italian architect and designer

Gaetano Pesce has turned his hand to plastic shoes

for Brazilian brand Melissa. Made of adjoining plastic

discs, Pesce’s boots have been designed with some

DIY in mind. The wearer can cut away the discs to

create a new style, paring them down to sandals or

even flip-flops, with a few deft scissor cuts.

Charitable Ch view

Soap So operas are often criticised

as vapid entertainment. But in

Rwanda, Rw the popular radio soap

Musekeweya, M

or New Dawn, is

al also educational. Produced by

Du Dutch NGO Radio Benevolencija,

th the show traces protagonists from

di different ethnic backgrounds,

ho hopefully sparking reconciliation in

a

country scarred by genocide. See

la

labenevolencija.org

Internet

Frame them, And then you thought mount them you were on a

a hoarder? On January 1,

white wall and Eric Fisher’s creations

2010, obsessive collector

could easily and pass LA-based for modern illustrator art. In

fact, they Lisa are Congdon maps of international

decided to

photograph one of her

cities. Not collections just any maps, every however, day for

as these reveal a year, which and post places them are on

her blog. Her mission ends

most photographed by tourists

on December 31, and so far,

(shown as so red) good. and Her which collections places

are photographed are all slightly by locals bonkers. (blue).

There are vintage Russian

He makes documents, the maps by baby-doll analysing hands,

the geotags fi shing of photographers. lures, baggage tabs, The

desert twigs, bingo cards,

Champs-Élysées in Paris is a thick,

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map of the blogspot.com. city.

Innovation

Pesce has been

described as

“the architectural

equivalent of a

brainstorm” for his

endless innovative

ability. His new

shoes capture the

same vibe. See

melissa.com.br


DESIGN

Spray & wear

Canned couture re

Nothing to wear? No worries. Particle

engineer Paul Luckham and fashion

designer Manel Torres have created

instant, spray-on clothing. They

mixed cotton fi bres and polymers

with a solvent, which dries into

a fabric when sprayed. It takes 15

minutes to spray on a T-shirt. See

fabricanltd.com

IDEA

Above board

Gizmo ■ All about balance

New Zealand is a nation with a reputation for

inventing wacky sports. This is the country that

popularised bungee jumping, after all, and now

a Kiwi called Graeme Dubar has launched this

new contraption, the Gyroboard. It’s mounted on

a deck allowing 360° spins, and rocks and tilts at

the whim of the user. The best benefit? Because

it has a stand, you can perfect new tricks

indoors, avoiding embarrassment in public.

Rainbow R rooms

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Brighten B up the winter with a stay

at a the cheery-looking Pantone Hotel

in the centre of Brussels. Each of

the hotel’s seven fl oors features a

different colour palette, going from

all-out rainbow hues to the more

subdued. Pantone is famous for its

system of standardised colours fi rst

introduced in the 1950s, allowing

pigments to be reproduced exactly.

See pantonehotel.com

FRONTLINES

Fit first

The Gyroboard also

comes in a Health

and Fitness model.

The wider board

should appeal to a

broader audience,

as it’s easier to

keep your balance,

to build strength

and stability. See

gyroboard.eu

Internet

Locals vs tourists

Eraser memory

Seeing red

Bits of everything

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THE FILES #01 HOME

Town house

This is the Oogst 1000

Wonderland, a self-suffi cient

community of 1,000 people in

one house. It has a farm,

restaurant, hotel and

amusement park, and

produces all its own food

from the central greenhouse

and surrounding fi elds. Hotel

guests work the land in

exchange for their

accommodation, and the

toilets run a bio-gas energy

system, where users are paid

50 euro cents per deposit.

But we’re unlikely to see this

unique project come to life

soon. It’s the ‘experimental’

work of a creative agency,

rather than the carefully

planned idea of an architect.

TJEP.COM

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Photo: Tjep


THE FILES #02 HOME

Home-made

This home-made, handcrocheted

number comes

from Aldo Lanzini. At a recent

Spring/Summer 2011 show for

fashion fi rm Missoni, 30

attendants wore similar items,

for reasons that were not

immediately obvious. They

are designed to show how

homely creativity can affect

everyday life, and are on

display at Milan’s Le Case

D’Arte until December 11.

ALDOLANZINI.EU

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Photo: Ivan Albertazzi


House style

This is the new KLM huisje.

Each year a new design is

revealed for these miniature

Delftware replicas of real

buildings in The Netherlands,

a tradition that dates back

to KLM’s fi rst year in

operation – 1919, some

91 years ago. Each huisje is

fi lled with Bols jenever (gin),

and since the ‘50s, every

Business Class passenger on

intercontinental fl ights has

been presented with one.

The current design is a

replica of the former

‘Antillenhuis’ in

The Hague. KLM.COM

THE FILES #03 HOME

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THE FILES #04 HOME

Country

carpet

This colourful collection of

quadrangles is a carpet

design based on the vivid

shapes and colours of the

Dutch countryside. It is the

work of Florian Pucher, who

has also designed fl oor

coverings to resemble

farmland in the rest of

Europe, USA and Africa. Last

year, his work won Elle

magazine’s Decoration

International Design Award

for best fl oor covering.

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Photo: Florian Pucher


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THE FILES #05 HOME

Avian abode

This hen house is known as

‘The Nogg’. Made in the UK

from cedar wood, it is touted

as ‘garden furniture with

breakfast thrown in’.

Breakfast being the eggs

rather than the livestock.

This slickly designed chicken

coop is intended to

encourage domestic farming,

while remaining stylish

enough for the most

pernickety of poultry.

NOGG.CO

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Facts

figures +

Numbers, knowledge and

nuggets of Home info

Words: Anna Whitehouse

Illustrations: Sam Vanallemeersch

Des-res

1,788 rooms

The Instana

Nurul Iman

is the world’s

largest and most

expensive abode, built at an

estimated cost of €300 million.

Owned by the Sultan of Brunei, this

posh pad has a whopping 1,788

rooms, 257 bathrooms, five swimming

pools, an air-conditioned stable yard

for 200 horses and a private mosque

that can fit more than 1,500 people.

Not one for first-time buyers.

22 Holland Herald

Close quarters

99cm wide

Known for its pretty

but tightly packed

canal houses, it is

no surprise that

Amsterdam has the

world’s narrowest

home. At just 99

centimetres wide,

Singel 7 was built at

a time when buildings

were taxed according

to their width.

150m high tent

The latest landmark to grace Kazakhstan’s

capital Astana’s skyline is a 150 metrehigh

tent. This mammoth structure was

built as an entertainment hub (complete

with tree-lined walkways and even a

beach) and easily insulates people from

the -35°C winter temperatures.

Model hobo

1 hot tramp

He’s 6ft 2in, has looks to

rival George Clooney, and

strides down the street with

undeniable confidence. While

this male Adonis could be

mistaken for a catwalk model,

he is one of China’s most

famous tramps. Dubbed the

‘beggar prince’, ‘handsome

vagabond’ or ‘brother sharp’ by

his throng of female fans, this

vagrant lives on the streets of

Ningbo. Had she been aware of

him, Vivienne Westwood would

no doubt have snapped him up

for her controversial ‘homeless

chic’ show, where models

ambled down the runway in

sleeping bags.

HOME

Golden mile

€13,500 per square metre

Named after Grace Kelly,

Monaco’s Avenue Princess

Grace is home to the

world’s rich list. Whether

it is Russian billionaires,

Monacan royalty or

achingly affluent celebrities,

the average price these

moneyed folk pay for a

four-bedroom abode is €30

million. That equates to a

jaw-dropping €13,500 per

square metre.

‘‘Human beings are the only creatures

on earth that allow their children

to come back home’’ Bill Cosby, actor


Facts

figures +

Numbers, knowledge and

nuggets of Home info

Words: Anna Whitehouse

Illustrations: Sam Vanallemeersch

Des-res

1,788 rooms

The Instana

Nurul Iman

is the world’s

largest and most

expensive abode, built at an

estimated cost of €300 million.

Owned by the Sultan of Brunei, this

posh pad has a whopping 1,788

rooms, 257 bathrooms, five swimming

pools, an air-conditioned stable yard

for 200 horses and a private mosque

that can fit more than 1,500 people.

Not one for first-time buyers.

22 Holland Herald

Close quarters

99cm wide

Known for its pretty

but tightly packed

canal houses, it is

no surprise that

Amsterdam has the

world’s narrowest

home. At just 99

centimetres wide,

Singel 7 was built at

a time when buildings

were taxed according

to their width.

150m high tent

The latest landmark to grace Kazakhstan’s

capital Astana’s skyline is a 150 metrehigh

tent. This mammoth structure was

built as an entertainment hub (complete

with tree-lined walkways and even a

beach) and easily insulates people from

the -35°C winter temperatures.

Model hobo

1 hot tramp

He’s 6ft 2in, has looks to

rival George Clooney, and

strides down the street with

undeniable confidence. While

this male Adonis could be

mistaken for a catwalk model,

he is one of China’s most

famous tramps. Dubbed the

‘beggar prince’, ‘handsome

vagabond’ or ‘brother sharp’ by

his throng of female fans, this

vagrant lives on the streets of

Ningbo. Had she been aware of

him, Vivienne Westwood would

no doubt have snapped him up

for her controversial ‘homeless

chic’ show, where models

ambled down the runway in

sleeping bags.

HOME

Golden mile

€13,500 per square metre

Named after Grace Kelly,

Monaco’s Avenue Princess

Grace is home to the

world’s rich list. Whether

it is Russian billionaires,

Monacan royalty or

achingly affluent celebrities,

the average price these

moneyed folk pay for a

four-bedroom abode is €30

million. That equates to a

jaw-dropping €13,500 per

square metre.

‘‘Human beings are the only creatures

on earth that allow their children

to come back home’’ Bill Cosby, actor


Facts

figures +

Inverted abode

114 days

Polish architect Daniel

Czapiewski designed an

upside-down house in the

tiny village of Szymbark to

‘symbolise the decline of the

modern world’. His previous

projects took just three weeks

to build, but workers were

confused by these plans, so

construction took 114 days.

24 Holland Herald

Blank canvas

570 gallons

To keep the White House

looking, well, white,

requires 570 gallons of

paint. The mammoth

landmark requires a

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The Kibble Palace

glasshouse at the

Botanic Gardens

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Scotland


RIGHT

Glaswegian

youngsters

shopping on

Buchanan

Street

BELOW The

Trongate Clock

Tower

Once considered the toughest city in Britain, Glasgow has

bloomed into a home of high culture, haute cuisine and gentle

banter, says local writer Mike MacEacheran

PHOTOGRAPHY: MARLEEN DANIELS

with swagger


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“I belong to Glasgow,” sang the jovial Will

Fyffe in 1927, “but when I get a couple o’ drinks on a

Saturday, Glasgow belongs to me!”

This is the music hall melody that once boomed from

Glasgow’s Victorian tobacco factories and the beating heart

of the city’s shipyards.

But as those industries slipped away, leaving ailing docks

and closed factory gates, so did the joviality.

“The great thing about Glasgow,” famous Glaswegian

comic Billy Connolly said back in the 1980s, “is that if there’s

a nuclear attack, it’ll look exactly the same afterwards.”

How times have changed. While Glasgow remains

ruggedly urban, it long ago shrugged off its tough guy

reputation. Now, etched across the bell of the Tron Tower on

Argyle Street, ‘Let Glasgow Flourish’ is the city’s optimistic

aphorism, a message the city’s style advocates preach to the

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FROM RIGHT

A vegetarian take

on a traditional

British breakfast;

George Square

“ Just look up - it’s one of the most

architecturally stunning cities in Europe.

I even like the taste of Irn Bru!

masses. Glasgow has undergone a cosmetic makeover and,

like the city’s famous musical sons Franz Ferdinand, comes

dressed to impress and sporting a pencil moustache and a

skinny hipster tie.

Winner of the European City of Culture, UK City of

Architecture and Design, and Intelligent Community of the

Year, the city has become an expert at forging its fi scal future

out of its less lucrative past. Post-industrial sites have been

pressed into creative service. A stroll down Scotland’s prime

shopping mile, Buchanan Street, to the south bank of the

River Clyde presents the Tramway, one of the most

extraordinary theatre spaces in Europe, which began life in

1893 as the Coplawhill tram shed.

Even religion has been forsaken in the name of

regeneration. A saunter through the leafy West End


West Nile

Street,

central

Glasgow


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Glen of the

wild geese

“Whisky,” says Melanie

Stanger, with a poignant

pause. “You either love it or

you hate it. We Scots are

rather partial.” Bearing

testament to years of

drams, snifters and tots,

Melanie is a tour guide at

the Glengoyne whisky

distillery, which serves the

slowest distilled whisky in

the country. Like Glasgow

itself, it has matured over

time. “Glengoyne is an

unpeated whisky, giving it

subtle fl avours of the local

water and from the oak of

the cask,” says Melanie. Set

15 miles north of the city

centre, Glengoyne (‘Glen of

the wild geese’) is

Scotland’s most southerly

Highland malt distillery, but

one of the few

independents left. “A tenth

of our whisky disappears

through evaporation,” says

Melanie. “It’s known as the

‘Angel’s Share’ and they’ve

become the heaviest

drinkers in the whole of

Scotland.”

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CLOCKWISE FROM

ABOVE

Artist Subodh

Gupta at his

opening at

Tramway; the

Clyde riverbank,

with the Opera

House and

Finnieston Crane;

2010, the Chinese

Year of the Tiger,

marked on the

renovated

Clydewalk


“ Glasgow comes dressed to impress, sporting a

pencil moustache and a skinny hipster tie ”

offers up Òran Mór, a converted church turned bar,

with a ceiling mural by celebrated home-grown artist and

author Alasdair Gray. Every lunchtime its popular series, ‘A

Play, a Pie and a Pint’, combines the city’s cultural holy

trinity. Around the corner – via the bohemian vibe of Byres

Road and the odd Belle and Sebastian art-pop poster – is the

city’s premiere creative space, SWG3. And like the raw art

factories of Berlin or New York, Glasgow has its very own

Andy Warhol.

Surrounded by a jungle of prints and lithographs, artist

Mutley is in his element. “Every day is something new in this

LEFT

Local cafe culture

THIS PICTURE

University

buildings in the

city’s West End

city – there’s a really healthy arts scene. Glasgow and

Glaswegians will embrace anything that shows a DIY ethos

and entrepreneurial spirit, and this is our launching pad.”

Mutley provides studio space to a community of 120

creatives, including visual artists, curators, photographers,

performance artists, musicians and dancers in buildings

crafted out of the city’s defunct railway arches. There’s a

waiting list of more than 200 to join the cosmopolitan

collective. In the rehearsal dance studio, while German

break dancer Storm teaches Glaswegian youngsters the art of

teutonic body-popping, London artist Giles Round is in

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RIGHT

Picnicking in the

grounds of the

Botanical Gardens


relaxed mood, setting up a new art installation in the

+44 141 gallery, which is named after the city’s international

dial code. “We’re very good at getting on with things without

any fuss,” smiles Mutley. “And without big pots of cash.”

Glasgow owes much of its existence to the River Clyde.

While prestigious investment banking companies like J.P.

Morgan, Barclays Wealth, and Morgan Stanley now line the

Broomielaw riverfront like a Scottish Wall Street, its most

instantly recognisable symbols fringe the old docks. The

landmark Finnieston Crane that towers over the River Clyde

and ‘Squinty’ Bridge are a symbol of the city’s engineering

heritage. As a sign of Glasgow’s big heart, it’s regularly used

for charity abseils. Then there is the Riverside Museum, a

£74-million tribute to the city’s maritime past. Scheduled to

open in spring next year, it is very much in keeping with the

style stakes: it’s being designed by ‘starchitect’ of the

moment, Zaha Hadid.

Close by, entertaining the city’s new-found taste for

bravura, Brian Maule is a specialist of the Glesga patter

The ‘Weegies’ have invented a

colloquial language all of their own


(local slang) and French pâté. Having trained under the

famed Roux brothers, he has brought a slice of classic haute

cuisine to the growing culinary appetite on Glasgow’s innercity

streets.

“We use a lot of locally sourced produce to make it

classically French with a local twist,” says Brian, with a

distinctly gruff West Coast twang. “Michael Caine’s (two

Michelin-starred) chef has come to town and Gordon

Ramsay (three Michelin stars) has been and gone, so it

shows there’s a hunger for quality cooking here. The key is

attracting people from Glasgow fi rst and then everything

else falls into place. We’re popular with Scandinavians and

they’re certainly a stylish bunch, so that’s a pretty good

start.” Glasgow’s come a long way since urban legends of

deep-fried Mars bars lurking on backstreets after dark.

Ultimately, Glasgow has retained its distinct identity

because of its people and their perennially upbeat attitude

but downbeat banter. ‘Weegies’ (Glaswegians) have invented

a colloquial language all of their own. There’s ‘Sanoffy’, as

in ‘Sanoffy cold day’ (it’s an awfully cold day), ‘Glaikit


TRAVEL GLASGOW

RIGHT

Barceloneta’s

beachfront

July, a fashionconscious

FAR RIGHTlocal,

at

Glasgow Buskers in Central

Collioure station


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eejit’ (stupid idiot), ‘Dreich’ (miserable wet weather),

‘Skelpit erse’ (smacked bottom) and a million other quips.

King of the friendly put-down, don’t be offended if a waitress

or cashier says you’ve got “a face like a camel eatin’ sherbet”.

One fi rm doing business in the city even advertised for

translators who could, as the local phrase has it ‘Parliamo

Glesga’ (speak Glaswegian).

As Katalin Thomann, a Swiss tourist from Zurich, says:

“Sometimes it’s really hard for me to understand people here

– they have really thick accents. But everyone is so friendly.”

Having travelled across from Edinburgh to see the other side

of Scottish city life, she’s thinking of prolonging her stay. “If

Glasgow fact fi le

GETTING THERE

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in September to rapturous

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the city’s new-found style,

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showers, mood lighting,

free on-demand movies,

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electronic shutters and free

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easy walking distance of the

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bars and restaurants outside

of London (citizenmglasgow.

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GOING OUT

For a night out in Glasgow,

head to Ashton Lane, the

Merchant City or Bath

Street for the best bars and

most raucous restaurants.

Places to be seen include

Òran Mór (+44 141 357 6200;

oran-mor.co.uk), Brel, The

you look up, it’s one of the most architecturally stunning

cities in Europe. And I even like the taste of Irn Bru!” An

electric-orange-coloured soft drink, Irn Bru is Scotland’s

ubiquitous national drink, favoured hangover cure and the

number one enemy to dentists across the country: a super

sweet enamel-scraper, it is said by locals to be triple-fi ltered

through a nuclear sock.

Glasvegas, Glasgae, Glesga, or just simple Glasgow: call it

what you will, the city is a reformer and its sandstone

arcades and rain-splattered arches symbolise many things to

many people. Will Fyffe would have to change his tune:

today, Glasgow belongs to everyone.

Glasgow

UK

Europe

River Clyde

Argyle Street

Loft, The Corinthian, The

Butterfl y and Pig, Mono and

Arta. Brian Maule at Chardon

D’Or does award-winning

citizenM

Buchanan Street

French fi ne dining (+44 141 248

3801; brianmaule.com).

WHISKY

See if Glengoyne whisky is

as good as Melanie Stanger

says (see Glen of the wild

geese, page 30, +44 1389 878

561; glengoyne.com).

With more than 100 whiskies

the West End’s Uisge Beatha

is the connoisseur’s choice

for a wee dram (+44 141 332

1622; uisgebeathabar.co.uk).

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Map: Allan Grotjohann


please savour responsibly


PHOTOGRAPHY: HUANG QINGJUN AND MA HONGJIE

Show homes

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Two Chinese photographers are

travelling their country, persuading

people to empty their houses in

the name of art


CHINA PHOTOGRAPHY HOME

In need of renovation

These photographs are from the ongoing series Family Stuff

by Huang Qingjun and Ma Hongjie. Started in 2005, it should

be completed in 2011. The project aims to show Chinese

families from different regions and backgrounds.

Spacious grounds

The two work independently, with Huang

covering the north of China and Ma the

south. Convincing people to take part is a

slow process, as the photographers often

have to build up a family’s trust over a

period of months, and repeatedly explain

why they want them to empty their homes.

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CHINA PHOTOGRAPHY HOME

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Riverside apartment

Once the photography begins, subjects tend to become more enthusiastic. Some

receive payment. While some items are too big to be removed, everything else is

carefully placed by the photographers.


Period property

The photographers aim to show how rapidly China is changing, and to contrast the

images of slick urbanisation that are often presented to outsiders. Huang likes to place

a clock in a prominent position wherever possible. By the end of the six-year project,

the two hope to have 50 pictures for a book.

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At home on

the road

Collioure

harbour at

sunset

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Author Pico Iyer explains why travel affects

how we view home

ILLUSTRATIONS: FINN CAMPBELL

When this year began, I was sitting in my

mother’s home in California, sleepwalking through my days

with the ease of familiarity.

The view through her windows could not be more

ravishing – high green hills on one side, the pretty, whitewalled

town of Santa Barbara immediately below, the Pacifi c

Ocean in the distance.

But it was a view I’ve been watching, and barely noticing,

since I was eight years old.

Restless, I decided on a whim to use my savings to go to

Alice Springs, Australia – a place I hadn’t seen for more than

20 years. I got into a plane, two days after New Year’s,

stopped for a night in my adopted home of Japan, got onto a

plane that fl ew through the night, then another, and landed

in the silent emptiness of a tiny desert town with an

‘Emergency Eye-Wash Station’ beside its terminal.

I stepped out into the early morning and was slapped

awake by the great expanses of red earth. I might have been

in the American West again, except that here the land was

even older and more alive, and corkwood trees and ghost

gums surrounded us. I walked into my hotel, and the

smiling man at the front desk who checked me in might have

been a brother of mine (he had recently arrived, he told me,

from Mumbai). The elegant restaurant in the hotel served

only Thai, Malaysian and Indian food. There were people

from the Sudan in this desolate desert town of cowboys and

Aboriginals and, I soon heard, from Singapore, South Africa

and Lebanon.

Then my old college friend Nicolas showed up – half-

Czech, half-Australian, though raised in France and

Switzerland – and brought another curious piece of my

world into the hot day.

We got into the ‘ute’ he’d rented, and soon we were

driving into the unearthly quiet of the outback, his

Aboriginal wife explaining to us ‘Dreamtime’ stories and the

‘spot between the ironwoods where the dingo ate the

caterpillar’. I had rarely been in a place more alien, but my

friend of 30 years before was a piece of home. The landscape

looked like my American base, translated to southern skies.

Back at the hotel I logged onto a computer, and I was talking

to a friend from elementary school, now living in Haiti.

Alice was a bewitching, ever-shifting mix of the utterly alien

and the utterly known.

Perhaps all travel is like this: we go somewhere strange

to see how much it resembles the strangeness we know. We

better appreciate home, and see what is peculiar to it, by

travelling to somewhere other. Indeed, we enrich our homes

by the foreign experiences and places we bring back to them.

But it’s only been in my lifetime that I can step out of my

mother’s house and fi nd myself on the far side of the globe in

what seems like a day. And only in my lifetime that I can fl y

back from the otherness of the Australian interior to my

two-room apartment in Japan, and fi nd surfer styles as

pronounced in Kyoto as Japanese signs are in parts of

Australia’s Gold Coast. Soon I can no longer begin to say

what is home and what ‘abroad.’

But it’s easy to forget how much we can see that our

grandparents could not have imagined. If I’d saved up

enough money and time, I could have gone that day not


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to Alice, but to Bolivia or Jerusalem or Easter Island or

Ethiopia. Our sense of home is getting fruitfully complicated

by a sense of all the other places we could be visiting.

And our sense of home is getting further complicated

because, quite wonderfully, people from Bolivia and

Ethiopia and Jerusalem are fl ooding into our home towns.

We quickly fi nd that people who not long ago seemed as

remote as other planets are now our neighbours, our

classmates, our friends. Every time we step into another

culture – or another culture seeps into us – that simplest of

questions (“Where do you come from?”) becomes ever more

complicated and interesting.

Home is essentially an idea we carry round with us,

redefi ning at every instant. It has less and less to do with a

piece of soil, and more and more to do with what might be

called a piece of soul. Home, these days, is less a matter of

where you sleep, than of where you stand.

In my case, home is the Graham Greene novel I usually

pack inside my carry-on. It is the Van Morrison song I carry

in my head. It is the picture of my sweetheart I have with me

everywhere, the memory of my oldest friends, the values and

assumptions by which I guide my life, even the English

language. Most of all it may be the memories of Alice Springs

or Cuba or Tibet that I carry with me to my homes in

England or California or Japan.

I’d always thought that home was something I supported,

more than the other way round, when, one day, this acquired

a literal truth. I was sitting in my parents’ home in

California, where we kept all the things from our

wanderings, when I saw a distant line of orange in the hills. I

went downstairs to call the fi re department and when I came

up again, it was to see 20-metre high fl ames around our

picture windows. I jumped into a car to escape, but there was

nowhere for me to go. For three long hours I watched the

wildfi re pick apart my home and reduce everything I grew up

with – my childhood toys, my favourite books and photos –

to ash. The next day, if someone had asked me what ‘home’

was, I couldn’t point to any physical construction; home

would have to be something invisible, which was always

inside me.

These days, friends often say, there’s hardly any point in

leaving home. Everywhere you go, you will fi nd the same

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McDonald’s, Starbucks and Shakira videos. All the world is a

suburb of the same pop-cultural metropolis, and globalism

has made places less distinct.

That has never been my experience. When I go to a

McDonald’s down the street from me in Japan, it is to fi nd

Tsukimi (or ‘Moon-Viewing’) Burgers on the menu, and

demure young women in Armani and Dior sipping ‘Corn

Potage Soup’; the cashiers cradle my palm gently as they

hand me my change. Then I go to a McDonald’s in my

parents’ India, near Connaught Circus in Delhi, and much of

the menu is vegetarian, the smell of spiced cardamom tea is

everywhere, and everything is as raucous, crowded and

intense as in the streets around us. Then, sometimes, I fi nd

myself in La Paz, Bolivia, and there a McDonald’s along the

Prado is such a status symbol that an armed guard stands

outside the entrance, a Seiko watch sits in a display case

inside and the prices are much higher than in the chic French

cafe next door.

All the world may be drawing on the same pool of global

symbols and goods these days, but each country translates

them into its own context and culture and so makes them in

some way new. If, 100 years ago, Britain and America were

said to be two countries separated by a common language,

now the whole world is 200 cultures divided by a common

frame of reference.

And yet, my friends go on, these days you can access the

wonders of the world without leaving your living room. You

can see parts of Western Tibet or the Antarctic on your

iPhone that would be very hard to see in life, and you can

talk face-to-face to a college friend sitting on a Thai island

thanks to Skype.

So why not savour other cultures in the greater comfort

of your home? When my grandparents were growing up, they

could not dream of meeting someone from Guatemala or

Nigeria, let alone of sitting in their kitchens and travelling

through Siberia on a screen.

Yet travel is ever more important precisely because it

changes and challenges our sense of home.

One week this summer, my Japanese wife and I left my

mother’s home to visit Oxford, England; I wanted to show

Hiroko the place where I’d been born and my primary

school, the streets I played along, the buildings where I’d

studied. Britain itself looks wonderfully like a foreign

“ Travel is ever more important precisely

because it challenges our sense of home”

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country now that it is fl ooded with people from Jamaica,

Pakistan and Europe, making for better food, fresher music,

more exotic couples and a greater sense of vibrancy. Three

days after leaving London, I had to visit Shanghai, for my

work, and found myself, like a country bumpkin, driving

along blue-lit elevated freeways, and among 7,000

skyscrapers – each, it seemed, with its own dazzling light

display. In the days I had free, I walked around a traditional

water-village near Suzhou and got up at dawn to wander

through the gardens and among the lakes of Hangzhou.

When I got back to the home I’ve chosen in Japan, it was

with newly sharpened childhood memories from Oxford,

the long blue horizons of California and the 23rd-century

light shows of Shanghai to bring into our tiny fl at. I could

see how much the old Japanese capital around me had taken

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from ancient China, and how much modern China copied

the subway systems and museum tickets of new Japan. I

could understand why my Japanese friends long for the open

spaces of California, and why my Californian friends covet

the order and stillness of Japan. I could even register how

much Japan resembles England, in its scale and ways, though

for me with exotic characters. The challenge – and it is the

beauty – of the new millennium is that our sense of home,

our sense of abroad, are more and more in permanent

rotation. For some of us, if we’re lucky, the whole world can

begin to feel like home.

Pico Iyer is the author of many books about travel, including

Video Night in Kathmandu, The Global Soul and, most

recently, The Open Road.

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Idenburg and

Liu at their

Brooklyn office


On

solid

ground

“At the height of

architecture’s ‘Dutch Bubble’,” says

Florian Idenburg, “it seemed as though

any graduate, from any architecture

school in The Netherlands, could

become a superstar virtually overnight.”

This ‘bubble’ was most infl ated

in the late ’90s, and its overbearing

hype prompted Idenburg to fl ee his

homeland, take a crash course in

Japanese, and move to Tokyo.

There, he joined a relatively new

outfi t called SANAA, whose principals,

Kayuzo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa,

were this year given the Pritzker Prize –

architecture’s grandest award.

The Netherlands’ loss was SANAA’s

gain, and over eight years he rose from

intern to running the fi rm’s projects in

America, including the bubbling shapes

of the Glass Pavilion in Toledo, Ohio,

A small, Dutch architecture fi rm is winning

plaudits – and prizes – across the world.

Founder Florian Idenburg explains how

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and the striking, sugar-cube-meets-Mac

minimalism of the New Museum for

Contemporary Art in Manhattan.

It was there that Idenburg fi rst met

his future wife, Chinese architect Jing

Liu, and in late 2007 the couple founded

their own practice, SO-IL (Solid

Objectives – Idenburg Liu) in New York.

The pair now have three full-time staff

and a clutch of eager interns in their

studio in Brooklyn.

Despite its small size, the fi rm

is creating waves. SO-IL’s big break

came this year, when it won the Young

Architect’s Program run by PS1, a wellknown

contemporary art centre in New

York’s Long Island City. Each year, PS1

invites submissions for installations to

fi ll the centre’s outdoor gallery space.

Conquering a talented fi eld, SO-IL’s

entry – entitled Pole Dance – took the

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prize, entertaining crowds throughout

the summer, and winning rave reviews

in the process.

Resembling an inverted trampoline,

Pole Dance comprised a giant net held

up by swaying metal poles and bungee

cords. The dynamic installation was

populated by ‘activators’ – including

hammocks, brightly coloured yoga

balls and mist-generating machines

– strategically placed to encourage

interaction and enhance the fun. Sensors

and cameras relayed motion, sounds and

views to the Internet.

“We’re fascinated with the way our

lives are increasingly lived in the virtual

world,” explains Idenburg. “Pole Dance

was about the crossover between the

virtual and the real. We wanted to reengage

people in the physical world,

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and all the materials were reusable.

I believe a lady from Jamaica is going to

use the net to catch falling papayas.”

This success earned a slew of

commissions in Europe and Asia. The

team are currently designing a pavilion

for the next Street of Sculptures Biennale

in Amsterdam’s Bijlmer district. SO-IL’s

fl ower-like structure, conceived partly to

cope with the vagaries of Amsterdam’s

weather, is slated to open by the end of

2011. Another project, the Kukje Art

Center in Seoul, currently has Idenburg

fl ying to South Korea once a month.

“Pole Dance certainly helped to

raise our profi le,” says Idenburg. “Now

virtually everyone knows us in USA.

At the moment we both teach, but

may have to give that up if it becomes

impractical. It’s good to be able to be

selective about what we do.”

That selectiveness, reckons

Idenburg, means more projects actually

come to fruition.

“Some architects are content with

theories, sketches and models. We want

to build our ideas – hence our name,

Solid Objectives. Maybe this comes

from our roots in The Netherlands,

China and Japan, countries where there

is optimism in the feasibility of the

architectural project.”

Regardless of the fi rm’s roots,

Idenburg feels their American base has a

distinct advantage.

“If we’d established ourselves in The

Netherlands or China, one of our two

opposites would’ve taken precedence

over the other,” says Idenburg. “A New

The Dutch are renowned for being

direct. In Japan you have to tread a

little more carefully



York offi ce gives us a creative melting pot

in a neutral environment.”

But his Dutchness has not been lost

in his years abroad. “You always carry

your country with you,” he says. “The

Dutch architectural style is very rational

– ideas are developed logically through

diagrams. It’s a no-nonsense approach

that goes down well in New York and

China. As you know, the Dutch are

renowned for being direct. In Japan, you

have to tread a little more carefully.

“It sounds clichéd, but The

Netherlands only exists because of

our expertise in building things,”

he continues. “We’d be underwater

otherwise. There’s a saying that God

made the Earth in seven days, and then

on the eighth day the Dutch built a little

more. Good architecture is embedded in

our culture.”

Given Manhattan’s Dutch history,

perhaps it’s unsurprising that Idenburg

feels most comfortable in New York.

“Americans are generally superoptimistic,”

he says. “They may be a

touch naïve at times, but their willingness

and openness is refreshing, especially in

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Things can get a bit cynical sometimes in

The Netherlands.”

As Idenburg and Liu prepare for

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own house. “It’s in Brooklyn and will be

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Living in a box

Containers can be

run off mains

power, solar, a

generator or gas

cylinder.

They’re cheap and compact, but can life in a

shipping container really be much fun?

This year, according to the UN, the

planet’s urban population outnumbered

people living in rural areas for the fi rst

time in human history. In the last decade,

a plethora of fi rms have sprung up

worldwide offering shipping container

accomodation from beach huts to (small)

family dwellings. Keetwonen in

Watergraafsmeer, Amsterdam, is Europe’s

largest container city, with 1,000 units of

student accommodation, while in USA,

the Nomadic Museum was built from 152

shipping containers in 2005, and has

moved from New York to California,

Tokyo and Mexico City.

Optional

portholes for

ventilation.

Price

A standard steel shipping container costs

around €1,000. A fully converted container

home costs around €20,000, or €667 per

square metre. The average selling price of

apartments in Amsterdam is €4,437 per

square metre.


One necessity is a

connection to a central

sewage system. The

alternative is a personal

sceptic tank.

95 m 2

30 m 2

Many container homes

make use of a window

along one side, with a

door that can be closed

for security, or lowered

and used as a terrace.

Size

According to fi gures from Japan’s

2003 Housing and Land Survey,

the average size of an owneroccupied

housing unit in the

country was 95 square metres. A

standard steel shipping container

is 30 square metres.

INFO GRAPHIC HOME

Little house on the prairie

If the idea of living in 30 square metres

sounds unnecessarily spacious, or you

fancy a more traditional façade than

corrugated steel, there is always the

Tumbleweed Tiny House Company.

Properties begin at a positively bijou six

square metres.

The brainchild of Jay Shafer, these tiny

houses were inspired partly by his concerns

about the environmental impact of modern

living. The smallest property he produces,

the XS-House, costs around $39,000

(€28,000), or $16,000 (€11,500) if you choose

to put it together yourself. It has a double

bed (in the ‘loft’), kitchen, offi ce/lounge,

shower unit and composting toilet, and is

completely portable. Shafer lived in one for a

year before upgrading to a relatively

luxurious 8.3 square metres.

The biggest pad he has - the B-53 - is

a three-bedroom house squeezed into 81

square metres, the parts for which will set

you back around €41,000 (with

construction costs on top). See

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Holland Herald 51

Illustrations: Bastiaan de Rond/M2D3


The hipster

of Hong Kong

In the heart of the city’s mad muddle,

historic Sheung Wan is blossoming into the

coolest quarter, says Nicholas Walton

PHOTOGRAPHY: RAF SANCHEZ

Newly-weds

pose for

photos in the

Sun Yat Sen

Memorial Park

52 Holland Herald


It’s a little past eight at the

Hungry Ghost Festival, but the guests

of honour are yet to arrive. Their frontrow

seats have been reserved, but

remain empty. The spirits in question

might be invisible, of course. Or they

might be having an other-worldly

supper elswhere.

On stage, actors made up as Chinese

gods dance around with swords, and

the living members of the audience

watch the show while diners eat at tiny

plastic tables, and toast each other with

thimbles of beer.

In the new Sun Yat Sen Memorial

Park, fl itting notes of Cantonese Opera

ride the thermals to the tower blocks

above, while families stroll the water’s

edge. As with most Cantonese festivals,

colourful chaos reigns. Lines of monks

wearing running shoes and turmericcoloured

sashes chant in a melancholic, ncholic,

monotonous tone, their mantras s

battling against the announcement ment of

the winners of a lucky dip.

This is Sheung Wan, an eccentric centric

neighbourhood just outside Hong ng

Kong’s central business district. Despite

its proximity to Central and the Mid- Mid-

Levels, where many of the city’s wealthy wealthy

expatriates live, it’s still a very local ocal

TRAVEL HONG KONG

FAR LEFT

Incense burning

at the Man

Mo Temple

LEFT

Paper offerings

for sale in

Sheung Wan

BELOW

An archway

in Hollywood

Road Park

locale. There are fresh fl ower and

vegetable markets, noodle stands with

street-side seating, and majong

parlours. There are coffi n workshops,

open-air butchers, and an antiques

market, its stalls stained with age.

But it’s also a suburb undergoing

change. As rents in the bustle of Central

continue to rise, the city’s hipness is

venturing west to Sheung Wan’s shop

fronts and alleyways. New restaurants,

cafes and clubs, art galleries and yoga

studios jostle for space with Chinese tea

shops, meat warehouses and traditional

medicine clinics. Heritage is in vogue in

Hong Kong, and this tiny district is

turning into the city’s chic capital.

Henning Voss has lived in Hong

Kong for the past four years, and is

founder of NecesCity, an online

Holland Hol Ho Hol Ho Hol Ho Hol Ho Hol Ho Hol Ho Hol Ho Hol Ho Hollan ol olland

Herald Her er era ra rald ld 53


TRAVEL HONG KONG

Private dining

If you’re feeling peckish,

you might want to try one

of Sheung Wan’s private

kitchens – if you can fi nd

them. Hidden away in

commercial buildings and

apartment blocks, private

kitchens resulted from

chefs looking to express

their culinary style without

paying the high rents of

large restaurants. Expect

eclectic decor, tiny dining

rooms and set menus of of

some of the most

innovative cuisine available

in the city. Top spots

include the Shanghainese

dishes of Gong Guan (12/F

Fung Woo Building, 279 Des

Voeux Voeux Road Central,

Sheung Wan, +852 2577

9789, 9789, gong-guan.com)

and the Creole dinner

party atmosphere of

Magnolia (Shop (Shop 5, G/F,

17 Po Yan St, Sheung

Wan, +852 2530 9880,

magnolia.hk), but be

sure to book in

advance.

men’s lifestyle guide. g Its offi ce is on

Queens Road West, in the heart of

Sheung Wan.

“As a typical gwe gweilo (foreign)

bachelor, I spent my fi rst two years in

Hong Kong living in Soho, until I

bought a place place in Sh Sheung Wan,” says

Voss. “During the last la few years,

Sheung Wan has become bec a much

hipper and trendier place. Cool

restaurants like like Wagyu Wag Kaiseki Den,

art galleries, posh apartments a and

quirky shops shop have really

transformed transfor the area.”

Although A intrepid

foreigners fo have lived

in Sheung Wan for

years, it was the

arts community

that fi rst started

looking west, and

now n the

neighbourhood boasts the best slices of

the city’s art scene, according to Kevin

Kwong, arts editor at the South China

Morning Post.

“Sheung Wan has always had a

connection with the arts, not least

because it has a performing arts venue,

the Sheung Wan Civic Centre, but also

because the Hong Kong Repertory

Theatre, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra

and Hong Kong Dance Company are

also based there,” says Kwong.

The Cat Street Gallery is one of

the city’s most acclaimed art spots, and

the opening of its new space on Lok Ku

Road looks set to bolster the

neighbourhood’s arty credentials.

“When I moved The Cat Street

Gallery to the Sheung Wan end of

Hollywood Road in 2008, a lot of my

friends thought I was mad – it was


a one-way street and our neighbours

were generally just coffi n shops,” says

owner Mandy d’Abo. “It’s still a oneway

street, but over the last two and a

half years, our neighbours have

changed immeasurably. Soho has crept

westward and now walking down

Hollywood Road, as well as the

traditional antique shops, you pass

endless little galleries, studios and

cafes. The area has transformed itself

into a must-see for anyone visiting

Hong Kong who is at all interested in

art and design.”

Mandy recommends stopping in at

the Sin Sin and ParaSITE galleries, or

shopping for designer lighting at

Innermost. “We hope the opening of

The Space in November will really

cement the neighbourhood’s art

credentials. It’s located in a former

meat-packing factory and will be the

“ Flitting notes of Cantonese

Opera ride the thermals to the

tower blocks above”

largest art space in the area, allowing lowing

us to host a whole new calibre of

international artists.”

Sheung Wan’s foodies have e plenty

to cheer too. With cheaper rents ts and

bigger spaces than in the centre, e, a

fl urry of fancy restaurants have e opened,

including 208 Duecento Otto, a chic

Italian housed in another former mer meat- meatpacking

factory. “I’ve been in Hong

Kong for only a few months, but ut even

in that time I can see that Sheung ung Wan

is changing every day as new, funky

projects are started,” says the chef,

Vinny Lauria.

On early mornings in the

Hollywood Road Park, a tranquil quil space

surrounded by traditional Chinese nese

walls and punctuated by ponds s fi lled

with lucky carp, old Chinese men play

Jeuhng Keih (Chinese Chess), while

CLOCKWISE

FROM LEFT

Gallery owner

Mandy d’Abo;

traders’ carts on

Jervois Street;

Chef Vinny

Lauria; a paper

lantern; dried

seafood for sale

in Sheung Wan;

Hollywood

Road Park

Holland Herald 55


TRAVEL HONG KONG

“ The old-world charm of Sheung Wan still

exists, but we’re seeing it evolve”

women wo glide through the steps of

tai chi chi. The park is surrounded by

comm commercial towers and serviced

apartm apartments, with busy cafes at their

base fi lled with breakfasting expats.

Across

the street, Hong Kong’s fi rst

Lomo Lomography shop has opened.

“T “The old-world charm of Sheung

Wan still s exists, but we’re seeing it

evolve evolve,” says Andrew Lewis, creator of

Sheun Sheung Wan’s newest club, Republik.

“With

The Cat Street Gallery, The Press

Room

Group and other designer shops

poppin popping up, Sheung Wan is emerging

as a cr creative hub, attracting like-

minde minded people who are looking for

somet something new and sophisticated.

When

M1NT (the predecessor to

Repub

Republik) fi rst started here, people

Victoria Harbour

thought we were too far removed from

the crowds. But now it seems that the

crowd is moving in our direction.”

The question for many is how long

this balance can be maintained, as

property developers hurry to convert

this historical slice of the city into

tomorrow’s swanky condos.

“I think it will be tough to keep the

balance; rents are on the rise and some

new apartment developments will add

to this craze,” says Henning Voss.

“However, Hong Kongers living in

Sheung Wan are a pretty conservative

crowd, so I hope we will keep the dry

goods shopfronts, antique boutiques,

and traditional Chinese medicine

shops. It’s part of Hong Kong’s

identity.”


Hong Kong fact fi le

N

Hong Kong

International

Airport

Hong Kong

GETTING THERE

KLM operates a direct daily

fl ight from Amsterdam Airport

Schiphol to Hong Kong

International Airport.

WHERE TO STAY

The Central Park Hotel

(263 Hollywood Rd, +852

2850 8899, centralparkhotel.

com.hk) is in the heart of

Sheung Wan. The Courtyard

by Marriott (167 Connaught

Rd West, +852 3717 8888,

marriott.com) is an easy walk

from Hollywood Road.

WHAT TO SEE

Be sure to check out the

antique markets on Upper

Lascar Row. The shops

open at about 10am and

offer everything from pricey

Mingle Bar

Sun Yat Sen

Memorial Park

Sheung Wan

Asia

China

Ko Tong

Hong Kong

Island

Hong Kong

real-deals and Communist

paraphernalia, to some pretty

classy fakes.

Gong Guan

WHERE TO EAT

Gough Street (near the Man

Mo Temple) is an emerging

foodie’s haven. Be sure to go

local at Kau Kee, one of the

city’s most famous noodle

shops, or if you’re looking to

go lavish, try Gough 40.

WHERE TO DRINK

Republik (just up from

the Temple) boasts the

city’s beautiful folk, while

Classifi ed Cafe downstairs

(108 Hollywood Rd, +852 2525

3444) has a brilliant wine

list. Mingle Bar (Eden Hotel,

148 Wellington St, +852 2851

0303) is also worth a visit.

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EVENTS

THE LARGEST SWAN LAKE IN

THE WORLD

December 7 to January 9, 2011

A terrifi c version of this classic,

performed by the Tchaikovsky

Perm Ballet & Orchestra.

Various locations; 0900 3311333 (NL

only); stardusttheatre.nl

TWOOLS AT THE OPERA

December 7 to January 20, 2011

Created by fi ve choreographers

and featuring music from

different operas, this piece by

Scapino Ballet is described as

‘a brilliantly conceived,

attempted murder of dance’.

Various locations; scapinoballet.nl

HAMLET December 9

Shakespeare’s classic,

featuring Rory Kinnear in the

role of the Danish prince,

beamed live from the National

Theatre, London to Pathé

Buitenhof (The Hague) and

Pathé Tuschinski (Amsterdam).

pathe.nl

STATE X NEW FORMS

FESTIVAL December 10, 11

Avant-rock, cutting-edge

electronics and nu-art.

This year’s line-up includes

the legendary Lee ‘Scratch’

Perry and dub producer

Adrian Sherwood.

Paard van Troje, Prinsengracht 12,

The Hague; +31 70 3601838; statexnewforms.nl

TIME TO PERFORM

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry at State X

BALLET OF THE STATE OPERA

OF TATARSTAN December 11 to

January 28, 2011

This superb company stages

classic versions of Swan Lake

(December 10 to January 25),

Snow White (December 11 to

January 28) and The

Nutcracker (December 14 to

January 30).

Various locations; vdbtheater.com

AHOY CHRISTMAS CIRCUS

December 17-27

An old-fashioned-style circus

featuring international acts.

Ahoy, Ahoyweg 10, Rotterdam;

0900 3001250 (NL only);

kerstcircus.nl

INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER

MUSIC FESTIVAL

December 26-30

A charming classical music

event held in various locations

in Utrecht.

kamermuziekfestival.nl

HOLIDAY ON ICE

Until January 2, 2011

The skating stars perform

the magical Energia in

Amsterdam (December 2-12),

Maastricht (December 16-19)

and Utrecht (December

22-January 2).

holidayonice.com

SOWETO SPIRITUAL SINGERS

Until December 26

They sang on stage with R.

Kelly during the opening of

the World Cup 2010; now

they’re touring with their

marvellous ‘Black Christmas’

repertoire.

Various locations; ruuddegraaf.nl

RAISE YOUR VOICE

Festive cheer from South Africa

EXHIBITIONS

HELLA JONGERIUS: MISFIT

Until February 13, 2011

The entire oeuvre of the

innovative Jongerius, who

designs everything from

tableware and vases to

fabrics, chairs and sofas.

HOLLAND UPDATE

Chair man

This exhibition demonstrates that the

infl uential Utrecht-born architect and

designer Gerrit Rietveld (1888-1964)

created so much more than his iconic

Red Blue Chair. In fact, he realised

more than a 100 buildings and was a

veritable contributor to 20th-century

architecture and design.

RIETVELD’S UNIVERSE Until January

30, 2011; Centraal Museum,

Nicolaaskerkhof 10, Utrecht; +31 30

2362362; centraalmuseum.nl

SINKING FEELING

Hella Jongerius: ‘Pushed Washtub’

Photo: Bob Goedewaagen

Boijmans van Beuningen,

Museumpark 18-20; +31 10 4360500;

boijmans.nl

EDVARD MUNCH

Until February 20, 2011

More than 150 paintings and

works on paper offer an

overview of the oeuvre of the

Norwegian painter, famous for

The Scream. Also here, until

January 16, 2011 is The

Adventure of Reality:

International Realism.

Kunsthal, Westzeedijk 341

(Museumpark), Rotterdam;

+31 10 4400300; kunsthal.nl

GIGS

Shakira Dec 1,

Ahoy (Rotterdam)

Simply Red Dec 3,

GelreDome (Arnhem)

Sky Larkin Dec 9,

Rotown (Rotterdam)

Info and tickets: livenation.nl

Holland Herald 61


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Bridges, the restaurant of Sofi tel Amsterdam

The Grand, has a clearly defi ned concept: it’s

all about fi sh (Fins) and wine (Vins). At Bridges,

guests can relax and enjoy the Restaurant, the

Cocktail Bar, the Raw Bar, the Vinothèque and

the completely restyled garden terrace. The

French Chef de Cuisine Aurélien Poirot, whose

style is best characterised as internationally

oriented, builds a bridge between Dutch and

French culinary traditions: fresh Dutch fi sh,

prepared with a French twist.

Tel: +31 (0)20 555 3560, info@bridgesrestaurant.nl,

www.bridgesrestaurant.nl

MOMO RESTAURANT, BAR & LOUNGE

Hobbemastraat 1, 1071 XZ, Amsterdam

For a slice of New York and London in

Amsterdam, there’s nowhere quite like MOMO

for sushi, cosmos and the ultimate chill-out. The

array of pan-Asian food is freshly prepared in

the open-plan kitchen by a team of world-class

chefs. For cocktails, meander to the chromeembellished

360° bar and watch the expert

mixologists. MOMO is situated next to the

four-star Park Hotel and is the perfect stopoff

for anyone looking to kick back in style.

Ultimately, it’s the place to see and be seen.

Tel: +31 (0)20 671 7474, info@momo-amsterdam.com,

www.momo-amsterdam.com, www.parkhotel.nl

HARD ROCK CAFE Max Euweplein 57-61, 1017 MA, Amsterdam

Hard Rock Cafe is centrally located in the heart of Amsterdam with a

beautiful waterside terrace, bar and canal view restaurant. The Cafe offers

great American-style food and a range of over 50 specialty cocktails.

With friendly staff, a great atmosphere and wall-to-wall music

memorabilia, this is an original dining experience you simply can’t miss!

As well as having world-renowned memorabilia, our location is the only

place you can pick up your authentic Hard Rock Cafe Amsterdam T-shirt.

Tel: +31 (0)20 523 7611, amsterdam_sales@hardrock.com

PASTA E BASTA Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 8,

1017 DE, Amsterdam

Pasta e Basta is an Italian restaurant with a

difference – the waitresses and bartenders

burst into song during the evening, singing

arias, pop songs or musical hits. You’ll feel at

home as you dine along with the locals in a

romantic atmosphere. Freshly made pastas and

antipasti are accompanied by superb Italian

wines from the wineries of Angela Gaja and

help, along with impeccable service, to make

your visit here a real experience. It’s advisable

to book in advance.

Tel: +31 (0)20 422 2222, amsterdam@pastaebasta.nl,

www.pastaebasta.nl


STAGE PRESENCE

EVENTS

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

Until December 5

The world famous circus

troupe perform Totem.

Grand Chapiteau, next to

Amsterdam ArenA (P2); 0900 0233

(NL only); cirquedusoleil.com

MILLIONAIRE FAIR

December 9-13

A luxury fair for the rich and

famous, and bon vivants

(December 9 by invite only).

RAI, Europaplein 22; +31 20 5491212;

millionairefair.com

QUICK QUICK, FACE THE WALL!

December 13

A two-part dance piece by

Club Guy & Roni, inspired in

part by a collaborative project

between John Cage and Merce

Cunningham and the 1920

Russian play The Dybbuk.

Stadsschouwburg, Leidseplein 26;

+31 20 6242311; clubguyandroni.nl

FACE TO FACE

Club Guy & Roni’s latest dance piece

WORLD CHRISTMAS CIRCUS

December 16 to January 2, 2011

The grand circus theatre Carré

is the setting for this traditional

annual event, featuring the

best circus acts in the world,

horses and parrots.

Carré, Amstel 115-125; 0900 2525255

(NL only); theatercarre.nl

ALL THE FUN OF THE CIRCUS

Photo: Francois Dehurtevent

APASSIONATA December 26-28

A magical encounter between

the human and the horse (40,

in fact) forms the basis for the

breathtaking show By the Light

of the Stars.

RAI, Europaplein 22; apassionata.nl

TANGOMAGIA December 26-30

A top-notch tango festival.

Various locations; tangomagia.com

EXHIBITIONS

GABRIËL METSU: A MASTER

REDISCOVERED

December 16 to March 23, 2011

Thirty-fi ve works by one of

the most infl uential genre

painters of the 17th-century

Dutch Golden Age.

Rijksmuseum, Jan Luijkenstraat 1;

+31 20 6747000; rijksmuseum.nl

ILLUSIONS OF REALITY

Until January 16, 2011

Naturalist painting,

photography and cinema

from 1875–1918.

Van Gogh Museum, Paulus

Potterstraat 7; +31 20 5705200;

vangoghmuseum.nl

JOHANNA KOKKONEN

Eero Järnefelt Archives, Riihimäki

THE IMMORTAL ALEXANDER

THE GREAT Until March 18, 2011

Paintings, tapestries and

decorative art explore the life

and legacy of this legendary

fi gure of antiquity.

Hermitage Amsterdam, Amstel 51;

+31 20 5308751; hermitage.nl

RESTAURANT

BOUCHON DU CENTRE

Accurately describing itself as

40 square metres of France,

this bistro-style restaurant

AMSTERDAM UPDATE

Tsar quality

Expect glitter and glamour as Het

Nationale Ballet stages Sir Peter

Wright’s 1981 version of one of the

best-known fairy tales of all time. This

version by the English choreographer

closely refl ects Marius Petipa’s original

work, fi rst performed in St Petersburg

in 1890.

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY December 9

to January 1, 2011; Muziektheater,

Amstel 3; +31 20 6255455;

het-muziektheater.nl

bases its kitchen on

Lyonnaise cuisine, such as

sausages and pâté de

campagne. High-quality

ingredients are sourced by

owner-chef Hanneke

Schouten who also takes care

of diners. Open for lunch and

pre-theatre dinners Wed-Sun.

Payment by cash only. A must

for meat-loving Francophiles;

best avoided by vegetarians.

Falckstraat 3; +31 20 3301128;

bouchonducentreamsterdam.com

GIGS

Weird Al Yankovic Dec 8,

Paradiso

Gentleman & The Evolution

Dec 13, Paradiso

Jamie Cullum Dec 15, Paradiso

Macy Gray Dec 21, Melkweg

WEBSITES

dutchnews.nl

Daily Dutch news in English

specialbite.com

Cool restaurant reviews

underwateramsterdam.com

An insider’s city guide

iamsterdam.com

The city’s most

comprehensive portal

amsterdam.info

Useful tourist information

lastminuteticketshop.nl

Half-price tickets to events

REMEMBER! This copy of Holland

Herald is yours to take off the plane.

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ANDRE HAYNES

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Portrait by James Frost – Oil on canvas

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SHOP IN STYLE

WHAT TO SEE

Museum piece

Cruise the Thames to see the

London Eye (londoneye.com),

Tower of London (hrp.org.uk)

and Tate Modern (tate.org.uk).

South Kensington’s ‘Museum

Mile’ offers decorative art at

the Victoria & Albert

Museum (vam.ac.uk), and the

National Gallery

(nationalgallery.org.uk) in

Trafalgar Square has European

art from the 13th century.

WHERE TO SHOP

Passion for fashion

Battle Oxford Street’s crowds

for high-street fashion or pick

up a tailored suit on Savile

Row. Camden Passage is best

for antiques on Wednesdays,

gourmands fl ock to Borough

Market on Saturdays, and

upcoming designers sell new

creations in Spitalfi elds Market

on Sundays.

WHERE TO STAY

Courtly crib

Converted townhouse The

Rockwell (therockwell.com) in

Earls Court stands out for its

boutique design fl ourishes,

private garden and modern

British restaurant. It’s also well

priced, given that the shops,

palaces and museums of west

GREAT BRITISH TRADITIONS

A tale of two cities

The global and the local rub shoulders in the British capital. Renowned art galleries,

iconic buildings and Michelin-starred restaurants are a ‘Tube’ (metro/subway) ride away

from traditional pubs, quaint markets and the village feel of many London boroughs.

London are nearby, Soho is 15

minutes away by Tube, and

Heathrow just half an hour.

HOW TO GET THERE

KLM operates several daily

direct fl ights to London

Heathrow Airport, and to

London City Airport in

cooperation with Cityjet, from

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

Looking for handy, up-to-date

travel information? Check out

KLM’s Destination Guide

pages – and book your fl ight –

on klm.com. Content provided

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TOUCHDOWN LONDON

DON’T MISS

‘Tis the

season

For many Londoners, the

appearance of the

Christmas tree in Trafalgar

Square marks the start of

the festive season. The

twinkling lights adorning the

majestic 20-metre spruce will

be switched on on December

2, and different groups will

sing Christmas carols around

the tree every evening from

December 7-22.

visitlondon.com

LIGHTING THE WAY

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Photo: Joe Beynon/Hollandse Hoogte


BIRDS IN PARADISE GOING THE DISTANCE

Sun, salsa and snapper

The Caribbean island of Aruba dances to salsa, dines on red snapper, and sunbathes

year-round. Its charming capital, Oranjestad, contrasts historic, Dutch colonial, pastelcoloured

houses with modern thoroughfares and bustling shopping malls.

WHAT TO SEE

Natural charm

The 870-acre Arikok National

Park boasts exotic fl ora and

fauna (+297 585 1234). Mount

Hooiberg, a 168-metre conical

hill, offers stunning views of

the island. The Archaeological

Museum of Aruba

(Schelpstraat 42; +297 582

8979) houses a permanent

collection of artefacts

showcasing the island’s

indigenous history.

WHERE TO EAT

Fusion cuisine

European culinary traditions

fuse with feisty Caribbean

fl avours using the island’s

bountiful tropical produce and

fruits of the sea. Highlights

range from lobster with lemongarlic

butter at the Flying

Fishbone (fl yingfi shbone.com)

to keshi yena – chicken and

Gouda cheese bake – at Nos

Cunucu (+297 582 7122).

WHERE TO BOOGIE

Feel the beat

Aruba’s nightlife is concentrated

around the Palm Beach and

Eagle Beach resorts on the

western coast. Salsa-lovers will

adore Latin beats at Cuba’s

Cookin’ (cubascookin.com),

while MooMba Beach Bar

(moombabeach.com) pumps out

Calypso until dawn.

HOW TO GET THERE

KLM operates two direct

weekly fl ights, and one

direct weekly fl ight in

cooperation with Martinair,

to Aruba Queen Beatrix

Airport from Amsterdam

Airport Schiphol.

Tourist information

aruba.com

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travel information? Check

out KLM’s Destination Guide

pages – and book your fl ight –

on klm.com. Content

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TOUCHDOWN ARUBA

Photo: Jochem Wijnands/Hollandse Hoogte

DON’T MISS

True blue

The Renaissance Resort &

Casino’s hip poolside Blue

Martini Bar in Oranjestad has

become a popular pre-dinner

gathering venue. Grab a table

or sit at the central bar

surrounded by a blue-hued

decor and swaying palms.

marriott.com

POOL PARTY

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6,000 years ago the Arawaks came to Curaçao.

Then the Spanish.Then the Dutch.

Then Pete Dye.

Santa Barbara Plantation.

Unquestionably the finest golf

and marina resort community

in the Caribbean.

Fifteen hundred acres of

oceanfront, bayfront, hillside and

fairway residences set in the

splendor of Spanish Water bay.

Offshore, colorful reefs below

crystal-clear waters. Onshore,

the new Hyatt Regency Curaçao

Golf Resort, Spa and Marina,

Pete Dye’s Old Quarry Golf Course,

Peter Burwash International

Tennis Center and the 120-slip

Seru Boca Marina.

For real estate information call

+599 9 840 0010 or visit

www.santabarbaraplantation.com


Photo: Peter Menzel/Hollandse Hoogte

CREAM OF THE CROP AT SANTA CAROLINA MARKET

WHAT TO SEE

Pews and views

Grand colonial churches such

as The Company of Jesus

Church and the 19th-century

residences of the wealthy line

the streets of Quito’s historic

Old Town (see ‘Don’t Miss’). In

the New Town, Ecuador’s rich

past is displayed at the

Central Bank National

Museum (museobibliotecabce.

com.ec) and a cable car

(+573 2222 2996) offers

panoramic views from atop

the Pichincha Volcano.

WHERE TO EAT

Cafe culture

La Mariscal buzzes with cafes,

pancake breakfasts at Magic

Bean (magicbeanquito.com) and

traditional Ecuadorian lunches

of roast guinea pig or chicken

soup at Mama Clorinda

(+593 2254 2523). Tuck into

Argentine steaks at Los

Troncos (+593 2243 7377) and

sample Mediterranean-

Ecuadorian fl avours at Cafe

Mosaico (cafemosaico.com).

WHERE TO BOOGIE

Salsa and sonatas

La Mariscal district is a favourite

with foreign visitors, especially

Varadero (+593 2254 2575)

and the Turtle’s Head (+593

2256 5544). Locals prefer jazz

bar El Pobre Diablo

(elpobrediablo.com), themed

clubs and salsatecas. The Old

INDIGENOUS CRAFTS

The high life

At around 3,000 metres above sea level, Ecuador’s capital is literally breathtaking.

Colonial charm, modern enterprise and a temperate climate make the city an enticing

year-round destination.

Town has an arty vibe, and

classical music and ballet at the

Sucre National Theatre

(teatrosucre.org).

HOW TO GET THERE

KLM operates fi ve direct

weekly fl ights to Quito Mariscal

Sucre Airport from Amsterdam

Airport Schiphol.

Tourist information

quito.com.ec

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TOUCHDOWN QUITO

SITE TO SEE

DON’T MISS

Proud heritage

Quito’s bustling Old Town

is a UNESCO World Heritage

Site with architecture

refl ecting its colonial legacy.

Come in the evening when

the churches and civic

buildings are lit. On Sundays,

Plaza de la Independencia

becomes the hub of

Ecuadorian society.

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A TOP DESTINATION

RURAL CHARM

Spectacular by nature

Whether you’re looking for a cosmopolitan adventure, a fun-fi lled city getaway or an

all-encompassing outdoor experience in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, you’ll fi nd it

all in Calgary. Hiking and skiing are popular pursuits outside the city, amid the

surrounding, jaw-droppingly beautiful scenery.

WHAT TO SEE

Follow the

pioneer trail

Glenbow Museum (glenbow.

org) tells the story of Calgary’s

native peoples and pioneer

settlers, while the Heritage

Park Historical Village

(heritagepark.ca) brings

history to life in an outdoor

setting. You can trek or ski in

the exhilarating wilderness

of Banff (see ‘Don’t Miss’)

and Jasper National Parks

(pc.gc.ca), or relax and unwind

in the easygoing provincial

capital, Edmonton.

WHERE TO SHOP

Cowboy couture

The busiest downtown

shopping precinct is

Stephen Avenue Mall, which

is a mix of tourist-oriented

shops and clothing boutiques.

Riley & McCormick

(realcowboys.com) is the

place to put together your

cowboy outfi t, with a huge

range of hats, boots, belts

and buckles. Mountain

Equipment Co-op (mec.ca)

supplies quality outdoor gear –

essential in a Canadian winter!

WHERE TO EAT

Meating places

Top-quality beef is the

must-try speciality in Calgary.

You’ll fi nd it served up in

restaurants across the

spectrum, from high-fl iers like

Caesar’s Steakhouse

(caesarssteakhouse.com) to

more casual spots like

Buzzards Restaurant

& Bar (cowboycuisine.com).

HOW TO GET THERE

KLM operates four direct

weekly fl ights to Calgary

International Airport from

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

Tourist information

visitcalgary.com

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up-to-date travel information?

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TOUCHDOWN CALGARY

DON’T MISS

Perfect park

Set in the Canadian Rockies, and

within day-tripping distance of

Calgary, Banff National Park is a

UNESCO World Heritage Site

offering rugged mountain

beauty and powder skiing at its

fi nest. Mirror-like Louise and

Moraine lakes are stunning in

their calm peacefulness.

pc.gc.ca

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH

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Photo: Lebrecht/Hollandse Hoogte

GET YOUR SKATES ON AT THE ROCKEFELLER CENTER

Bright lights, big city

A high-octane city where yellow cabs dash through the grid-like streets,

America’s ‘Big Apple’ offers an exhilarating mix of soaring skyscrapers, designer

shops and eclectic cuisine that is hard to resist.

WHAT TO SEE

Rock ’n’ roller

From the 70th fl oor, Top of the

Rock (topoftherocknyc.com)

offers panoramic views of

Manhattan’s skyscrapers.

Midtown is home to ornate

Grand Central Terminal

(grandcentralterminal.com),

while on the Upper East Side,

locals rollerblade through

Central Park (centralpark.com)

and browse art at the

Guggenheim (guggenheim.org).

WHERE TO SHOP

Boutique chic

Visitors adore New York’s

discounted designer clothes

shops, like Downtown’s

Century 21 (c21stores.com).

Fifth Avenue is home to mega

department store Macy’s

(macys.com) and technical

wizardry at the Apple Store

(apple.com). In Greenwich

Village, discover young

designers at The Market NY

(268, Mulberry Street).

WHERE TO EAT

Global gastronomy

Sample the world’s dining-table

in one city. Gramercy Park has

smart restaurants like Gramercy

Tavern (gramercytavern.com),

while Greenwich Village offers

inexpensive international

fl avours like Moustache (90,

Bedford Street). The East Village

and Lower East Side are home

to New York legends Katz Deli

(katzdeli.com) for pastrami-onrye

and Clinton Street Baking

Company’s (clintonstreetbaking.

com) brunch pancakes.

HOW TO GET THERE

KLM operates a number of

direct daily fl ights to New York

John F. Kennedy Airport, and

to Newark International Airport

in cooperation with Delta

Air Lines, from Amsterdam

Airport Schiphol.

Tourist information

iloveny.com

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TOUCHDOWN NEW YORK

MANHATTAN’S SKYLINE... ...AND STREET LIFE

DON’T MISS

Viewing gallery

Revamped in 2004 by Yoshio

Taniguchi, the Museum of

Modern Art’s airy galleries

contain the world’s fi nest

collection of 20th-century art.

After browsing Léger’s oils,

Giacometti’s sculpture and

Schiele’s drawings, watch a

classic movie in the Roy and

Niuta Titus Theatres.

moma.org

A TOUCH OF GLASS

Photo: Roger Rozencwajg/Hollandse Hoogte

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ON A HIGH

Tradition and technology

The ancient capital of an ancient land, Seoul is where centuries of Korean tradition

and cutting-edge technology seamlessly merge. It’s a dynamic metropolis that never

sleeps, and the list of things to do is endless, from sampling outstanding cuisine, to

scaling rock faces on the city outskirts.

WHAT TO SEE

Centres of attention

The main sightseeing areas

are north of the Han River in

the Jung-gu and Jongno

districts. The most impressive

sites include the

Gyeongbokgung Palace

(royalpalace.go.kr) and

Chandeokgung Palace (see

‘Don’t Miss’). Insadong and

Samcheongdong are the

present-day cultural centres,

packed with street vendors

and galleries, showcasing

traditional ceramics and

contemporary Korean art.

WHERE TO SHOP

Around the clock

Insomniacs and bargain

hunters alike can shop 24/7 in

the sprawling Dongdaemun

Market. The bustling

Namdaemun Market (indm.net)

keeps more civilised hours.

Fashion lovers have plenty of

browsing opportunities in

Myeongdong, Idea-ap and

Shinchon (the university

district), Apkujeong’s Rodeo

Street, and the boutiques

in Gangnam.

WHERE TO EAT

Fast fare

Koreans love eating and

restaurants are plentiful. The

least expensive fare consists of

traditional dishes and Korean

‘fast food’, like a steaming bowl

of noodles at Myeongdong

LOCAL COLOUR

Gyoja (mdkj.co.kr). Or sample a

wonderful Korean barbecue at

Chamsutgol (+82 2774 2100)

in Jung-gu.

HOW TO GET THERE

KLM operates six direct fl ights

per week to Seoul Incheon

International Airport from

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

Tourist information

visitseoul.net

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TOUCHDOWN SEOUL

DON’T MISS

Palace of

peace

One of the most beautiful

of Seoul’s historical

royal residences,

Changdeokgung Palace

served as the main power

seat for the Joseon Dynasty

kings for over 300 years. The

peaceful ‘Secret Garden’

(Biwon) behind the main

building has 300-year-old

trees, a lake and pavilion.

cdg.go.kr

A TRANQUIL MOMENT

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Pepe Jeans, Jack Jones, Bjorn Borg, plus many

others – for both men and women. Your order

can be delivered worldwide and gift-wrapped,

all ready for popping under the tree!

Tel: +31 (0)186 667 190; www.jeansonline.com

The write stuff – Pelikan

Founded more than 170 years ago in Germany,

Pelikan is a market leader in writing instruments

which offers high-quality fountain pens plus roller

balls, ball pens and mechanical pencils. The products

range from school pens to collectors’ items. The

Ductus fountain pen with an 18-carat gold nib is the

perfect gift for straightforward people who never lose

sight of their goals – as Ductus is a Latin word and

translates as “leadership/guidance”.

www.pelikan.com/exclusive

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Getting shirty – Shirt Shop

Amsterdam’s legendary fashion shop for

guys made its name as THE place to fi nd

a special shirt or iconic tee. These days,

you can also fi nd high-fashion jersey knits,

slick Italian jackets and kick-ass jeans… all

without the ‘ouch’ factor on the price tag.

No global brands here – instead, it’s about

Product, Design, Individuality and Affordability.

Tel: +31 (0)20 423 2088, Facebook: Shirtshop Amsterdam,

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ICE-Watch

ICE-Watch, the trendiest watches in town,

are bright, bold and ultra-cool. Being open to

influences and trends from around the world

is what gives ICE-Watch its signature exotic,

colourful and warm appearance. Regardless

of age, style and occupation, the ICE-Watch

collection has a wealth of options to suit you.

Be inspired. Be surprised.

Change. You can.

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Bags of style – The Healthy Back Bag

The Healthy Back Bag ® Earth Collection blends

the ergonomic and organisational features of

The Healthy Back Bag with eco-friendly recycled

PET. The bag contours to the natural curve

of the spine, reducing pressure on the neck,

shoulders and back – it’s a one-strap alternative

to a conventional rucksack.

OFFER: 15% off any The Healthy Back Bag until

17 December, 2010. Quote KLM1 at the checkout.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7812 9800, www.thehealthybackbag.co.uk

Music to the ears – Muze 7d speakers

Designer Marcel Boersma has gained a reputation

for his purist approach to designing loudspeakers.

His Muze 7d created the best sound at the VAD

hi-fi show in 2009 and is available with a pure

diamond tweeter. The Muze 7 has a labyrinth

for better bass and more accurate musical

reproduction. Pictured is the Muze 7a, price

€12,000. Studionoot are constantly looking for the

ultimate natural reproduction of music.

Tel: +31 (0)20 403 8242, www.studionoot.com


A real gem – Juwelig

At Juwelig you’ll fi nd handmade designer jewellery in

different styles and materials – silver or gold and often

with precious stones or pearls. ‘I would like to think that

my jewellery will underline the beauty of the wearer,’

says Annette Gorny. Her latest series above is called

LOVE is/in design – devotion – expression – emotion.

At Juwelig you’ll also fi nd new creations by other

goldsmiths and designers on show every season.

Edelsmederij JUWELIG, Czaar Peterstraat 151 hs,

1018 PH Amsterdam, www.juwelig.nl

ICE-Watch

Ice-Watch, the new and ultra cool watch brand

is trendy, bright and bold. ICE-Watch is not

only affordable and totally on-trend for the

coming festive season, it is also the favourite of

many international celebrities and fashionistas.

Regardless of age, style or occupation, the ICE-

Watch collection has a wealth of options to suit

you. Whether for business or glamour, fashion or

sport: Change. You can.

ice-watch@paulsimons.nl, www.paulsimons.nl

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Christmas sparkle – Buddha to Buddha

Renowned for its beautiful handmade silver

jewellery, Buddha to Buddha also has a

reputation for creating elegant clothing and

bags. For the festive season, owner Batul

Loomans has added sparkle to his signature

bracelet with zirconia stones. His Easy Fit

clothing is made from luxurious fabrics in chic

designs and the bags have timeless style that will

make them gifts for life.

www.buddhatobuddha.com

Making a statement – Bagsac

Women who love to show off their inner ‘glamitude’

are choosing handbags that give their outfi ts a

personal touch. And using a stunning combination

of luxury materials and details, the Bagsac label

offers a range of high-impact statement

handbags for every occasion, whether it’s a day

bag or evening clutch. So if you’re looking for the

ultimate Christmas gift, choose Bagsac – they

have the solutions for both day and night.

www.bagsac.com

Streetwise – Laundry Industry

One of Amsterdam’s coolest fashion labels is

Laundry Industry. The brand has been around for

two decades and its emphasis is on good quality

fabrics and fl attering cuts. The clothes are a blend

of sophistication and urban streetwear – chic,

minimalist and very wearable. Everything is on

trend without trying too hard. Laundry Industry

stores can also be found in Berlin, London and

Hong Kong. Check the label out for a fabulous gift.

Tel: +31 (0)20 685 2556, www.laundryind.com

Pomellato’s love at fi rst sight

Colpo di Fulmine means love at fi rst sight

– and that’s the effect of Pomellato’s new

collection. The jewellery is created with unusual,

multicoloured gems, such as garnet, opal, blue

topaz and amethyst. Their diamond setting adds

luminosity and white gold brings out the delicate

hues of the stones. The collection includes

delicate rings and a beautiful solitaire pendant.

Schaap en Citroen, P.C. Hooftstraat 40, 1071BZ Amsterdam,

Tel: +31 (0)20 346 3400, www.schaapcitroen.nl


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NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR PASSENGERS

contents

Hartman Quarterly 83

KLM News 85

Behind the Scenes 86

People & Planet 87

Flying Blue News 89

KLM Entertainment 89

klm.com 91

KLM Partners 93

The Fleet 94

KLM Route Maps 96

Schiphol, Hub Gates 103

1953

Sleepy heads: a cabin

attendant makes

passengers comfortable

aboard a KLM Lockheed

Constellation (‘Connie’)

aircraft

Photo: KLM/MAI


Comfortable living in Puglia

Luxurious villas and apartments

in Residenza Parco di Mileto

Apartments from € 219.000

Semi-detached villas from € 290.000

Detached villas from € 322.000

Parco di Mileto

International Sales office

T: +39 080 2148607

welcome@parcodimileto.com

Viale del Miracolo, 75

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A truly unique location in Italy

In one of the loveliest spots in Puglia, near Ostuni and Fasano,

lies Parco di Mileto. Like an island, the park lies between the

hilly green landscape of the Murge and the Adriatic, and is

unique in all its aspects. Even by Italian standards. The beautiful

sandy beaches of Torre Canne are just 3 kilometres away.

The International airports of Bari and Brindisi are only a 40

minute drive from the park.

Exclusive properties

The luxurious 25 villas and 28 apartments in only two-storey

apartment buildings have been individually designed in

traditional classical and modern styles with characteristic

Pulgian details.

The park is surrounded by sloping Mediterranean Gardens

and fascinating Puglian olive groves.

Carefree & Comfortable living

Residential services and the recreational, sports and even

medical facilities in Parco di Mileto leave nothing to be desired.

A wellness centre is located in one of the stunning historical

caves of the park. There are two golf courses, including San

Domenico Golf, one of the most prestigious golf courses in Italy

and both within 10 kilometres of the park.

De Groot & Compagnons Amsterdam - The Netherlands

T: +31 (0)20 646 4796

info@degrootencompagnons.nl www.parcodimileto.com


Home and

away

Getting passengers to

their destination safe and

relaxed is tantamount

at KLM. But making

customers feel at home

on board is the icing on

the cake.

There are weeks when I fl y from

Amsterdam, to Atlanta, to Amsterdam,

to Shanghai and back to Amsterdam.

That’s a good 40 hours in aeroplanes,

which can be a little too much of a good

thing. Luckily, I usually fl y with the best –

and it won’t come as any surprise to you

that I am referring to KLM. For me, KLM is

a small piece of home on the move. Other

people tell me that, too. Whether you are

a frequent fl yer, like me, or only fl y now

and then, it is important for you to feel at

home on board. ‘Home’ stands for peace,

safety and relaxation, which is precisely

what travel should be. Our daily lives are

hectic enough. Staring into the distance,

perhaps doing a little work, watching a fi lm

or listening to music – all of these things

are possible but not obligatory. It’s up to

you how you spend your time with us.

Particularly at this time of year when, in

The Netherlands and large parts of Europe,

the days are short, the weather is bleak

and the holiday season is just around the

corner, people feel the need to be closer

to each other. Preferably at home, but if

travel is unavoidable, then with a company

that offers a feeling of home.

A pleasant travel experience

Despite our Dutch roots, I often hear from

people from other countries that they feel

at home on board with us. That is a great

compliment, especially for our crews who

succeed in making all our passengers feel

welcome, but also for our ground staff

who make sure that your check-in runs

KLM HARTMAN QUARTERLY

‘For me, KLM is a

small piece of home

on the move’

smoothly, take care of your baggage,

ensure that the aircraft are clean, that

all necessary supplies are on board and

that we can depart on time. Despite all

these efforts, hiccups can occur. When

that happens, KLM does everything it can

to provide a caring service. Because we

know that customer loyalty is key for an

airline’s success. An airline company is a

complex machine made up of numerous

different cogs. Only when all these cogs

turn smoothly can we provide you with the

service that will guarantee you a pleasant,

restful travel experience. That is what we

always strive for.

If you also feel at home with us, that’s

an added bonus, the icing on the cake.

For us, because it means that we have

succeeded in doing our job well, and for

you, because you can put yourself in our

hands and arrive rested and relaxed at

your travel destination or home.

I wish you a happy holiday season —

home or away!

PETER F. HARTMAN,

PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER,

KLM ROYAL DUTCH AIRLINES

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Star menu

Starting this month, World Business

Class (WBC) passengers can look

forward to an exquisite onboard

dining experience. KLM has teamed

up with Jonnie Boer, chef at De Librije

(librije.com) in Zwolle – one of only two

restaurants in The Netherlands with three

Michelin stars - to create a special menu

featuring a starter of smoked trout with dill

sauce. A choice of main courses includes

succulent honey-glazed chicken with garlic

gravy and macadamia nut mash, or braised

veal medallion with lemon risotto and

caramelised onions.

Jonnie’s wife, Thérèse, a renowned

sommelier, has selected the wines

accompanying the food. For more details

of the menu, which will be updated several

times in the coming months, visit klm.com

While savouring your meal, look out

for the latest addition to KLM’s series

of huisjes (miniature Delftware houses).

The huisjes are presented free to WBC

passengers, and have become much

sought-after collectors’ items.

House 91, which was unveiled in

October, is a replica of the ‘Antillenhuis’

in The Hague, previously the offi cial

residence of the Minister Plenipotentiary of

KLM NEWS

“Delicious meals and personalised entertainment”

EXQUISITE CUISINE

The Netherlands Antilles.

KLM has launched a new interactive

site to accompany the huisjes. Log on to

klm.com, click on ‘Prepare for travel’ and

scroll down to ‘Travel classes’ for extra

information about each house, take a

virtual tour of the streets on which they

are located, and check their position on

Google Maps. Have an iPhone or Android

device? Download the ‘KLM Houses’ App

via the site, and tick off the ones you

already have!

JONNIE BOER AND HIS WIFE THÉRÈSE PROVIDE A CULINARY TREAT FOR KLM

The personal

touch

With the fi nal installation of audio-andvideo-on-demand

(AVOD) equipment in

Economy Class on Boeing 747 aircraft,

all passengers on KLM’s intercontinental

fl ights can now enjoy their personal choice

of infl ight entertainment at the touch of

a button. AVOD offers instant access to

over 85 movies, a broad range of music,

games, options for sending text or e-mail

messages and even language courses.

The installation of AVOD on the Boeing

747s has been accompanied by new

spacious, ergonomically designed seating

on these aircraft, with adjustable head-

and armrests and lumbar support.

See page 89 for further details of

AVOD programming, or go to klm.com

and click on ‘Prepare for travel’ and then

‘Entertainment on board’.

THE BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE

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KLM BEHIND THE SCENES

Cabin comfort

When you’re 30,000 feet up in the air and

separated from friends and family, home can seem

far, far away. All the more reason, therefore, to

make the ‘fl ying experience’ as comfortable and

hassle-free as possible.

“We translate the concept ‘feeling

at home’ through our services and

products,” says Wim Spelt, Director of

Product Management at KLM. “Obviously,

we can’t physically recreate someone’s

living-room on board. What we can do,

however, is make the passenger feel

relaxed in unfamiliar surroundings,

through our hospitality, seating,

catering and entertainment.

“It’s vitally important that passengers

receive a warm welcome from our cabin

crew when they board the aircraft –

especially since, in these days of

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Internet booking and digital boarding

passes, it could be the fi rst contact with

KLM staff they might have had on their

trip so far.

“The Dutch are, by nature, hospitable,”

continues Wim, who combines his role as

product director with hands-on experience

as a senior purser on KLM fl ights. “I like to

think that is refl ected in the way we treat

our customers. While safety is paramount,

customer satisfaction remains a major

priority. We help the passenger whenever

we can. And also, the fact that we are

enormously proud of KLM! That certain

‘Once our passengers are on board

we become one family’

blauwe gevoel (‘blue feeling’) gets passed

on to our customers; it emits a positive

energy!”

The Dutch touch

Understandably, with The Netherlands as

its home base, KLM’s products and services

refl ect a certain national pride. A recent

‘From Holland’ food and wine festival, which

ran for two months on board all fl ights out

of Amsterdam, highlighted Dutch infl uences

in food, design and entertainment.

“We now serve Dutch wines on board in

World Business Class (WBC),” says Wim, “and

have asked Dutch chefs to create special

menus (see KLM News, page 85, for details

of current culinary creations). And our

miniature huisjes, which are presented to

WBC passengers, create a homely feeling –

even though they are collected worldwide!

“Dutch designers have also been

commissioned to create meal packaging

(Blond Amsterdam) and tableware

(Marcel Wanders), and you can now

tune in to infl ight entertainment channels

wholly dedicated to home-grown movies

and music.

Home comforts

“For long-haul routes and destinations, we

adapt our services on board. Japanese,

Korean or Chinese passengers, for

example, are treated to catering devised by

restaurant chains in their land of origin, and

can enjoy route-dedicated entertainment

and reading material.

“In a sense, once our passengers are on

board we become one – temporary – family,”

concludes Wim. “Some family members are

happy, some anxious, some nervous, some

excited. There can be 400 people with 400

different reasons why they have left the

comfort of their homes and boarded a fl ight.

Make them all feel at home and you’ve

done a good job!”


Striking a chord

Every year, millions of passengers

board KLM fl ights with a burning

desire to discover new lands.

Unfortunately, these countries can also

be home to children in need – a need

outlined in the UN Millennium

Development Goals. KLM AirCares

offers promotional, logistical and

fi nancial support to NGOs to help them

achieve these goals.

One of these organisations is OELA

(Amazonia String Instrument School

Workshop). Since 1998, OELA, backed by

Dutch development organisation ICCO,

has been teaching teenagers from poor

families in Manaus, the regional capital

of Amazonas in Brazil, the complex

process of making musical instruments.

As well as giving young people an

employable skill, the project also

provides computer facilities and Internet

access for the entire local community.

One of OELA’s driving forces is longterm

sustainability. The tropical wood

used to make guitars and other string

instruments, including mandolins and

banjos, has little commercial worth. This

reduces the pressure on prized, and

potentially endangered, tree species

while adding value to previously

undervalued sources of timber.

Donate now

To donate money and/or Flying Blue

Miles to this or any other AirCares

charity, please visit aircares.nl or make

a donation during this fl ight (see the

last page of our shopping section in

this issue). For more information on

OELA, visit oela.org.br

IN HARMONY WITH OELA

KLM PEOPLE & PLANET

Cycle of change

A new TV documentary series, Going

South, produced by Dutch company

Deepeei, follows four cyclists as they

undertake an epic journey travelling north

to south across Alaska, Canada, the USA

and South America. Along the way, they

investigate the solutions and

environmental projects which various

individuals, multinationals and NGOs are

coming up with to combat the effects of

climate change.

Flying high on global indexes

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes

2010 (DJSI) has ranked AIR FRANCE KLM

at the top of the Airlines sector. It is the

sixth consecutive year that AIR FRANCE

KLM has held this coveted position. The

company has also been listed as the

leader in the Travel and Leisure industry,

one of the 19 ‘supersectors’ within the

Dow Jones classifi cation.

The DJSI, introduced in 1999, are the

fi rst global indexes to track the fi nancial

performance of companies worldwide that

place sustainability at the heart of their

corporate policy. The annual review is

based on an in-depth analysis of

economic, environmental and social

performance, and covers both general and

industry-specifi c sustainability criteria.

KLM’s award-winning and pioneering

efforts in sustainable aviation are

highlighted in one of the episodes, which

was shown on Dutch TV in November, and

can be seen on board KLM fl ights from

January to March 2011. If you would like

more information, visit going-south.tv

For information about KLM’s

corporate social responsibility and

sustainable air transport facilities, see

klm.com/csr

AIR FRANCE KLM scored very well in a

number of criteria, including Customer

Relation Management, Environmental

Policy, Local Air Quality, Route Network,

Noise, and Charity projects.

For more information on our corporate

social responsibility policy and

sustainability initiatives, visit klm.com/csr

SUCCESSFUL SUSTAINABILITY

Holland Herald TRAVELLERS CHECK 87

Photo: Deepeei Film Productions


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Whether you’re traveling to discover new places,

enjoy family weekends or on business, it’s essential

to make the most of every second. With the benefits

that the Flying Blue frequent flyer programme offers,

you become a privileged customer, recognized by

AIR FRANCE and KLM and every SkyTeam alliance

airline.

Thanks to our network of over 900 destinations, every

trip is a new opportunity to earn Miles. With over

100 partners worldwide, there are lots of ways to

enjoy your Miles. Whether it’s a flight to a destination

You can sign up online at

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you’ve always wanted to explore, a stay in a luxury hotel,

or countless other ways to spend your Miles, the choice

is yours.

As you travel more and more with us, we reward your

loyalty by multiplying the services you can enjoy,

to make every trip a moment that stands apart.

Photo Credits: Steen Sundland.


KLM ENTERTAINMENT

Look at this!

State-of-the-art entertainment is

available on all intercontinental KLM

fl ights. Just a few clicks will bring you

to a virtual world of...

Watching and Listening

Instantly access over 85 movies,

available in various languages.

Compile your own audio playlist or

select a specifi c CD. Channels specifi cally

devoted to Dutch movies, TV and

music are also available.

Interaction

Text or e-mail messages, via the IFE

system, a mile above the Atlantic!

Stimulation

Games and information galore - or learn

a language.

‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’

THE LATEST INFLIGHT MOVIES

Animal Kingdom (Drama)

Charlie St. Cloud (Drama)

A Christmas Carol (Animation)

Eat Pray Love (Romance/Drama)

The Expendables (Action)

Going the Distance (Romance/Comedy)

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

(Documentary)

Majesteit (Drama)

Step Up 3D (Romance/Musical)

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (Drama)

Too much choice?

Check out our online movie guide

before your next fl ight at klm.com

(select: Travel Information; On Board;

Entertainment).

Miles

more gifts

Stuck for great Christmas gift ideas?

Award Miles make the perfect present for

family and friends who are also members of

Flying Blue. Would you rather buy Miles to

top up your own account balance and get

to your dream destination even sooner?

With Flying Blue, you can do both!

What’s more, from January 1, 2011 Elite

members will have the fl exibility to

purchase up to 60,000 Award Miles per

calendar year, instead of the usual 40,000.

Why not make taking an award fl ight one

of your New Year’s resolutions?

To buy Award Miles for yourself or others,

visit airfrance.com or klm.com

Making the link

Flying Blue Communities connect likeminded

travellers around the world, as

well as offering members regular

opportunities to earn Award Miles.

Flying Blue Golf is for everyone who

enjoys golfi ng adventures. For details of

great, exclusive golf offers, plus news,

information and networking opportunities,

visit fl yingbluegolf.com

For business travellers, Flying Blue Club

Africa and Flying Blue Club China provide

valuable contacts and insights into doing

business in these markets. To fi nd out

more, go to klmclubafrica.com or

klmclubchina.com. Both websites were

recently re-launched.

For further information on KLM’s

communities, visit airfrance.com or

klm.com

JOIN THE CLUB

KLM FLYING BLUE NEWS

How to join Flying Blue

Earn both Level and Award Miles

with AIR FRANCE KLM’s loyalty

programme, Flying Blue. Award Miles

can be redeemed for fl ights and

products from over 100 partners

worldwide. Level Miles count towards a

higher membership tier, each offering

benefi ts such as access to airport

lounges and extra baggage allowance.

For further details or to enrol, simply

visit klm.com

Celebration

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Blue Award Miles usually required for award

tickets with KLM and AIR FRANCE. During this

month, there are even more destinations to

choose from, as the Flying Blue programme

begins its fi fth-anniversary celebrations.

Throughout 2011, there’ll be a variety of

celebratory Flying Blue offers. Meanwhile, for

Promo Awards@ opportunities in December,

visit the Flying Blue pages on klm.com or

airfrance.com now!

Holland Herald TRAVELLERS CHECK 89


Think it over…

Comfort choice

KLM now has some great choices to

make your journey in Economy Class

even more comfortable! To arrive

rested for that important meeting, why

not try the Economy Comfort zone, in

the front of the Economy Class cabin?

It offers seats with substantially more (10

cm more, in fact) legroom than standard

seating, and which recline twice as far!

Economy Comfort and all other

preferred seats are easy to arrange: just

go to ‘Manage My Booking’ on

klm.com and simply reserve up to 90

days before departure.

And don’t worry if you’ve left your

Social networking

with KLM

KLM has launched its own Facebook

page: facebook.com/klm. As well as

keeping up to date with all the latest

news, ‘friends’ of KLM can view

(historical) video material and images,

KLM.COM

“Convenience and mobility away from home”

Have you ever wanted

some more time to think

about a ticket before buying it?

When booking via klm.com you

can now take an option on a fl ight,

including the price, for a fi xed period of

time. This offers you the peace of mind

to sleep on it, discuss it with your travel

companions, or adjust your plans.

‘Time to Think’ can be reserved for up

to 14 days, depending on the departure

date, at a fee of between €10-€15.

seating arrangements to the last minute:

when checking in online, or at selfservice

machines at the airport, these

seats can also be reserved for a nominal

fee, subject to availability.

and take part in special promotions. You’ll

become a KLM Facebook fan in no time!

Or if you fancy a tweet, follow us on

Twitter. Share opinions, news and views

via @KLM.

Arrange your trip

on the go

The new KLM and AIR FRANCE website

for mobile devices, and a brand

new KLM App offer you the freedom

to shape your journey – wherever,

whenever you want.

Just like the regular klm.com site, the

new website for mobile devices enables

you to check in, select your favourite

seat and choose more comfort while on

the move. For iPhones and BlackBerrys

the new App enables you to enjoy more

features.

Visit klm.com with your mobile, or

download the mobile App – available

from the Apple App Store and BlackBerry

App World.

KLM e-services make your travel

planning faster, easier and more

rewarding than ever.

For example, you can tell us your

travel experiences with the direct,

easy-to-use ‘Contact us’ link via the

‘Customer Support’ tab on the

website home page.

Your communication can usually

be handled within fi ve days. KLM

offers a full range of services via its

website klm.com

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Our partners, your benefi ts

AIR FRANCE KLM, Europe’s largest

airline group, is a member of

SkyTeam, an alliance of 13 airlines.

This offers you a variety of benefi ts such

as: 898 global destinations; access to

more lounges worldwide; a coordinated

timetable for improved connections;

and more opportunities to earn

Flying Blue Level and Award Miles.

Award Miles can be spent on fl ights, or

with over 100 non-airline partners, such

as Marriott and Hertz. Level Miles count

Code-share partners

towards a higher membership tier,

each offering different benefi ts such

as access to airport lounges and extra

baggage allowance. Together with

KLM and its main partners

Other KLM partners

Combined code-share and

Flying Blue partners

KLM PARTNERS

our US joint venture partner,

Delta Air Lines, we guarantee you a

perfectly integrated network and

superior customer service.

Founded: 1933 / Home base: Paris

Fleet size: 427** / Passengers: 52 million

AIRFRANCE.COM

** including Régional, Britair, Cityjet and VLM Airlines

Founded: 1928 / Home base: Atlanta

Fleet size: 1,015 / Passengers: 170 million

DELTA.COM

Founded: 1919 / Home base: Amsterdam

Fleet size: 210* / Passengers: 22 million

KLM.COM

* including KLM Cityhopper, Martinair and transavia.com

Flying Blue partners

You can earn and/or spend Miles with all SkyTeam alliance members and KLM’s Flying Blue partners in Flying Blue, AIR FRANCE KLM’s loyalty programme. For detailed information visit klm.com or

airfrance.com. A code-share partner means that even though you have booked a KLM fl ight number, you may fi nd yourself travelling on a service operated by that partner.

Holland Herald TRAVELLERS CHECK 93


Artwork KLM fl eet: Hans Murris, KLM Engineering & Maintenance, SPL/WM

KLM PLANE FACTS HOW BIG, HOW SMALL, HOW FAR…?

1920 May 17: the fi rst KLM fl ight

from London to Amsterdam.

1933 The Fokker F-XVIII Pelican

sets a new record for the fl ight

Amsterdam-Jakarta of four days, four

hours and 35 minutes.

1934 October: the McDonnell

Douglas DC-2 Uiver wins fi rst prize

in the handicap section, and

second prize overall in the

London-Melbourne Air Race.

1946 KLM launches its

scheduled service between

Amsterdam and New York.

1960

KLM introduces the

McDonnell Douglas DC-8 into its fl eet,

marking the beginning of the ‘jet age’.

1971 KLM’s fi rst Boeing

747B heralds the start of the

‘wide-body’ age.

1989 KLM is the fi rst European

airline to introduce the new

generation 747-400s.

2001 KLM is the fi rst European

airline to introduce the next

generation of 737-900s.

2005 KLM starts adding the

fi rst of 12 Airbus A330-200 aircraft to

its fl eet.

2008 KLM’s fi rst two (out of

a total of six) Boeing 777-300ERs are

put into operation.

2008 KLM begins a gradual

introduction of the EMBRAER 190 to its

Cityhopper fl eet, replacing some of its

Fokker 100 aircraft.

Thanks to its effi cient network,

its modern fl eet and many economical

measures, KLM’s performance

regarding fuel effi ciency is one of the

best in Europe. The website klm.

com/csr gives full information on

KLM’s corporate social responsibilty

and sustainable air transport

activities.

94 Holland Herald TRAVELLERS CHECK

Boeing 747-400

22 920 11,500 64.44 35,000

(Combi 16) (Combi)

390,100 415 70.67 yes!

(Combi 396,900) (Combi 275)

Boeing 747-400ER Freighter

4 920 11,500 64.44

412,800 112,000 70.67

Boeing 777-300ER

4 900 12,000 64.80

351,543 425 73.86 yes!

Boeing 777-200ER

15 900 11,800 60.90

297,500 318 63.70 yes!


McDonnell Douglas MD-11

Airbus A330-200

Boeing 737-900/800

5 850 4,300 35.80

21 850 4,100 35.80

76,900 189 41.91

73,700 171 39.47

Boeing 737-400/300

8 800 3,500 28.88

3 800 3,000 28.88

62,800 147 36.45

56,900 127 33.40

Fokker 70/100

26 743 2,400 28.08

5 740 2,400 28.08

38,000 80 30.91

44,400 100 35.53

Fleet data information valid at magazine publication date

KLM PLANE FACTS

10 880 11,000 51.96

280,300 285 61.21 yes!

11 880 8,800 60.30

230,000 243 58.37 yes!

KEY

NUMBER OF AIRCRAFT

MAX. TAKE-OFF WEIGHT (KG)

WINGSPAN (M)

Boeing 737-700

8 850 3,500 35.80

64,000 129 33.60

EMBRAER 190

17 850 3,300 28.72

45,600 100 36.25

CRUISING SPEED (KM/H)

MAXIMUM PASSENGERS

SCALE: 1 CM = 6.3 M

TELEPHONE ON BOARD

RANGE (KM)

LENGTH (M)

MAX. FREIGHT (KG)

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Dubai

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Residenza Parco di Mileto. Comfortable living in Puglia – Italy

25 individually designed villas and

28 apartments in only two-storey apartment buildings

apartments from € 219.000 semi-detached-villas from € 290.000 detached villas from € 322.000

- Luxurious properties in the most searched after area in Italy

- Only a 40 minutes’ drive from Bari and Brindisi International airports

- Unique location between Ostuni and Fasano

- Just 3 km away from the beautiful sandy Adriatic beaches

- Residence with open character, bordering the village of Pozzo Faceto

Parco di Mileto

International Sales office

T: +39 080 2148607

welcome@parcodimileto.com

De Groot & Compagnons

T: +31 (0)20 646 4796

info@degrootencompagnons.nl

Viale del Miracolo 75

Pozzo Faceto di Fasano (BRI) – Italy

Amsterdam - The Netherlands

Almost 20% sold

in less than

3 months!

- Variety of detached villas, semi-detached villas, garden apartments,

apartments and penthouses.

- 24/7 residential services & security managed by 5* Hotel Mileto

- Exclusive leisure- and sports facilities including a wellness center.

- Northern European construction standards with traditional local finishing

- Safe investment. Attractive mortgage arrangements available

www.parcodimileto.com


Amsterdam / Schiphol Airport, The Netherlands

Gates B

Gates C

B34 B30 B26 B22 B18

B36 B32 B28 B24 B20 B16 B14 to B1 - B8

4

B35 B31 B27 B23 B17 B15 B13

C16

C15 - C18

C13

C14

C11

Schengen

Gates B-C, D 59-87, M

C12

D24

D26

D28

Paris / Charles De Gaulle Airport Terminal 2, France

TERMINAL 2E

GATES E51 TO E76

TERMINAL 2G

GATES G21 TO G40

C9

E51

-

E76

T

C10

D14

D16

D18

D22

D31 D29D27D25D23D21

Gates D

T Transfer desk

T Transfer desk

Self-service transfer

Self-service transfer

KLM Crown Lounge

KLM Crown Lounge

5

to C21 - C26

4

C8 C6 C4

4

C7 C5 T3

T2

D12

D68 D10

D66

D42

D44D72

D46D74

D48D76

D52 D78

D54D82

5

D56D84

D47

D86

D49 D77

D51 D79

D53 D81

D55 D83

D57D85

D87

D87

KEY

Lounge

1

F41-F43

F56

F54-F55

F53

F52

D2

D4 D60

D8 D62

D64

3

T5 T4

D3

D5 D59

D7 D61

D63

F51

D41

D71

D43

D73

Check-in

Self-Service Check-in

8

3

Schiphol

World

Avenue

TERMINAL 2E

1

12

2

Lounge

2

T

T

T

F44-F45 F36 T

F2 F46

F35

F1

F47

F34

F48

F33

F49

F50

TERMINAL 2F

Schengen

F32

F31

1

E2

E4 E3

E6 E5

E8

Gates E

T6

Schiphol Plaza

E7

E15 E9

E18 E17

E20

E22

E24

Passport control /

Security check

A1 Gate Numbers

4

Baggage Claim

7

Holland Boulevard

E19

5

5

F21-F25

F26

F27

F28

F29

F30

KLM

Crown

Lounge

25

Gates D

Walking distance from point to

point (average time in minutes)

3

F2

2

T8

F4

Thalys/RER/TGV

Railway station

Lounge

3

F3

F6

Gates F

SKYTEAM AIRPORT HUB GATES

M7

M6 H7

M5 H6

Gates M M4 H5 Gates H

M3 4 H4

M2 H3

M1 H2

H1

G11-16

Lounge

3

4

6

T9

G3

1

3

F8

C88-C89

A48-A49

A46-A47

A44-A45

C90-C91 A50-A51 A42-A43

A40-A41

C86-C87 C84-C85 C82-C83

C80-C81

T

T

D53-D54

3

F5

F9

Top Level

Second floor

5

5

T

F7

G2

G5

G4

KLM Crown Lounge

52

TERMINAL 2C

1

1

D55-D56

D57-D58

D60-D61

D61-D62

KLM and Alitalia fl ights arrive at / depart

from Terminal 2F, Gates F21 to F36.

Air France fl ights arrive at / depart from

Terminals 2C, 2D, 2E and 2F.

3

G7

G6

TERMINAL 2D

G9

G8

Gates G

4

D72-D73

D64-D65

D70-D71

D74

D76

B33-34

B21-B22

B31-B32

B23-B24 B26-B27-B28B29-B30

B25

Holland Herald TRAVELLERS CHECK 103

4

4 4

T

KLM fl ights arrive at / depart

from gates B, C, D, E, F.

Air France and Alitalia

fl ights arrive at / depart from

gates B and C.

Korean Air fl ights arrive

at / depart from gate G.

Delta fl ights arrive at /

depart from gate E.

Czech Airlines fl ights arrive

at / depart from gate D.

Aerofl ot fl ights arrive at /

depart from gates B or G.

For KLM passengers travelling

to Antwerp (Thalys)

and Rotterdam (NS): Please

ensure you collect your

luggage in Amsterdam and

change your KLM (e-) ticket

for a Thalys/NS ticket at the

Netherlands Railways

(NS ) desk at Schiphol

Plaza (just past immigration).

Passengers with access

to KLM’s Crown Lounges

and who are transferring to

European (Schengen) fl ights

are kindly advised to use

Crown Lounge 25, located

near the Schengen gates

behind passport control,

when arriving on

inter continental fl ights.

TERMINAL 2A

1

1

T

3

3

TERMINAL 2B

Self-service transfer

Landside connection shuttle

to/from Terminal 2G

T Transfer desk 1 Transfer by shuttle 1 outside Customs Area

Air France Lounge

Transfer by train

Delta, AeroMexico, Korean Air and Aerofl ot

fl ights arrive at / depart from Terminal 2E.

Czech Airlines fl ights arrive at / depart

from Terminal 2D.

Transfer by shuttle bus inside Customs Area

Transfer by shuttle bus inside Customs Area,

only between 7:30am and 4:15pm


AGRO-INDUSTRY

SIAT, Investment

Company in

Tropical Agriculture

BACKACTERS

World’s strongest dredgers

Specialized in the establishment and management of

industrial as well as smallholders’ plantations, allied

processing and downstream industries. The main

focus of the tree crops rests on oil palm and rubber.

The group recently diversifi ed its activities into cattle ranching.

Currently the Group owns 45.000 ha of oil palm plantations,

15.000 ha of rubber trees and a cattle ranch with 6.000

animals. The Group carries out its corporate responsibility by

taking a long term approach to strategic decision-making that

recognizes the interests of its staff, shareholders, business

partners, consumers, and the world-wide economies in which

it operates.

Spread over its subsidiaries in Nigeria, Ghana, Gabon and

Ivory Coast, Siat employs over 8.000 people. The head offi ce

is located in Brussels.

The Group strongly believes in an environmentally

responsible management and fi rmly cares about its social

responsibilities. For example, all factory waste of the oil mills

is recycled into the plantation or used as fuel to generate

“green process” steam and electricity. The company also

assists communities with education and social infrastructure

development such as roads, potable water, electricity,

dispensaries and the like. These actions aim at creating

commitment and stability, which in turn provides security for

the Group’s investments.

Siat is constantly looking for new opportunities and for

dynamic, motivated people to join its team.

For more information and our current vacancies please visit

our website www.siat.be or contact us on the following

e-mail address: jobs@siat.be

Macon Charter

Vlissingen, Holland

For charter and construc on

www.shipyarddedonge.com | email: info@shipyarddedonge.nl | tel: (+31) 113 613 100

Yard De Donge

Flushing, Holland


FILMMUSEUM

CONCERTGEBOUW

WESTERKERK

STADSSCHOUWBURG

Hand baggage rules at EU airports

To increase passenger safety, security rules for hand luggage are in place for all fl ights, in accordance with

European Union regulations. When passing through security control, you will be required to present liquids,

gels, pastes, lotions and aerosols separately, in individual containers of not more than 100 ml, packaged in a

re-sealable, transparent plastic bag (maximum volume 1 litre, 1 bag per person).

Airport shopping

in the EU

RIJKSMUSEUM

VAN GOGH MUSEUM

Within the European Union,

liquids and gels that you purchase

after passing through passport

control, or on board the aircraft

will be packaged and sealed for you,

together with the receipt.

The unbroken seal is valid for

24 hours.

ANNE FRANK HOUSE

ROYAL PALACE

THE NIEUWE KERK

AMSTERDAM HISTORICAL MUSEUM

FLOWER MARKET

BEURS VAN BERLAGE

VAN PAMPUS

DIAMOND CENTER

ZUIDERKERK

OPERA HOUSE

FOAM

HEINEKEN EXPERIENCE

HERMITAGE AMSTERDAM

Airport shopping

outside the EU

CENTRAL STATION

VVV AMSTERDAM TOURIST OFFICE

CARRÉ THEATRE

NIEUWMARKT

MAGERE BRUG

ALBERT CUYP MARKET

If you buy liquids or gels at a

non-EU airport and change planes at

an EU airport, your purchases will be

confi scated at the EU airport security

check. This can also happen for

purchases you make on board an

aircraft operated by an airline from

a non-EU country. For further

information visit klm.com

GASSAN DIAMONDS

REMBRANDT HOUSE

WATERLOOPLEIN

WATERLOOPLEIN

JEWISH HISTORICAL MUSEUM

KLM AMSTERDAM MAP

NEMO MUSEUM

MARITIME MUSEUM

HORTUS BOTANICUS

WEESPERSTRAAT

WIBAUTSTRAAT

ARTIS

KEY

TRAMLINE

RAILWAY

RED LIGHT DISTRICT

MUSEUM DISTRICT

JORDAAN

IMPORTANT BUILDING

RAILWAY STATION

METRO STATION

ZOO

GENERAL ATTRACTION

MUSEUM

CHURCH

THEATRE

MARKET

TOURIST OFFICE

Animal products

TROPENMUSEUM

To prevent the spread of animal

diseases, you are prohibited from

entering the EU with meat, meat

products, milk and milk products. Small

quantities for personal use are

permitted on arrival from Andorra, the

Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland,

Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino and

Switzerland. For further information

visit europa.eu

Holland Herald TRAVELLERS CHECK 105


KLM FIT FOR FLYING

Our handy hints can help you to stay feeling great both during and after the

fl ight. Exercises should be performed slowly with steady, even breathing

10 TIMES 15 TIMES 30 TIMES 5 TIMES 10 TIMES 15 TIMES

Feet

With your heels on

the fl oor, stretch your

toes upwards. Then,

keeping your toes on

the fl oor, stretch your

heel upwards.

Relax whilst fl ying

Statistics show that fl ying is much safer

than many situations in our daily lives

The crew in control of the plane are

highly trained and experienced

KLM aircraft are maintained and designed

to withstand all sorts of turbulence

Try to relax – breathe in deeply through

your nose, hold for three seconds and

exhale slowly

KLM partner, VALK Foundation, can

offer support to people with a fear

of fl ying. Visit valk.org or

call +31 71 5273733

HOUSE RULES

Rotate your foot fi rst

in one direction and

then the other.

All electronic devices must

be turned off completely whilst

walking to/from the aircraft, and

during take-off, approach

and landing.

The only electronic devices

which may be used during

the fl ight and ground

stop are:

• Mobile phones, PDAs or

other devices with a ’fl ight’

mode or ‘fl ight safe’ setting.

This must be activated

106 Holland Herald TRAVELLERS CHECK

Ankles Knees Shoulders Legs Back and arms

Raise your leg,

tensing the muscles

of your thigh.

During the fl ight

With your hands

on your thighs, rotate

your shoulders in a

circular motion.

Ear pain? Pinch your nose shut,

close your mouth and swallow or

blow out against your closed mouth.

Alternatively, chew gum

Stimulate your circulation by

walking around in the cabin and

stretching

Avoid sitting with your legs crossed

as this restricts circulation

Taking your shoes off might be

more comfortable

Drink plenty of water and not too

much alcohol

before the aircraft

doors are closed.

• Laptops, if the

WLAN/WiFi is

turned off.

• Electronic games,

MP3, DVD and CD

players.

Cabin crew can request all

electronic devices to be switched

off completely if circumstances so

dictate.

Bend forward slightly.

Wrap your hands

around your knee

and raise it to your

chest.

Hold for 15 seconds.

Reducing jetlag

Place both feet

fl at on the ground

and hold in your

stomach. Bend

forward, moving your

hands down your

legs.

Start adjusting your body clock

to the time zone of your

destination the night before departure

by going to bed earlier or later

Don’t eat too heavily the night

before you leave, or drink too

much alcohol

Eat protein-rich meals at times

that are normal for your new

time zone

At your destination, take light

exercise, such as a walk

Spend at least 30 minutes in daylight

Drinks are served one at

a time to passengers

occupying their assigned

seats. For safety reasons,

the purser may close the

bar. Passengers are not permitted

to drink alcoholic beverages

brought on board with them.

Smoking, including

artifi cial cigarettes, such as

‘SuperSmokers’, is strictly forbidden

at all times on KLM fl ights.


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