CHINESE NEW YEAR - The West Australian

CHINESE NEW YEAR - The West Australian
                                                                                        Published Friday January 27, 2017


See inside for a detailed list of Chinese New Year events and a map of what’s happening throughout the CBD
               Love, health and wealth: what does the Year of the Rooster have in store for you?
         Strong cultural ties with mutual benefit: why WA and China’s relationship is so important
CHINESE NEW YEAR - The West Australian
          NEW YEAR
                                                                                       Western Australian                             Useful
                                                                                       Chinese community                              phrases
                PAGE 2                                                                 • There are more than 16,000 Chinese-          Hello
                                                                                         born people (excludes special                [Nee-How]
                                                                                         administrative regions and Taiwan)
                                                                                                                                      Welcome to Perth
                                                                                         living in Western Australia, an increase
                                                                                                                                      [Hwan Yin Lie Dow Perth]
                                                                                         of 8707 people (or 108.8 per cent)
                                                                                         since 2006.                                  Have you had your
                                                                                       • There are more than 75,000 Western
                                                                                                                                      [Nee Chee Lear Ma?]
                                                                                         Australians with Chinese ancestry.
                                                                                                                                      Wishing you good fortune
                                                                                       • Mandarin and Cantonese are the
                                                                                                                                      (traditional happy new year
                                                                                         second and third most common
                                                                                         languages, after English, spoken at
                                                                                                                                      [Gong Xi Fa Cai]
                                                                                         home in WA (Italian is the first).
                                                                                                                                      Happy Spring Festival
                                                                                       • In addition to China, people from the
                                                                                                                                      [Choon Tsyer How]
                                                                                         WA Chinese community come from
                                                                                         a range of countries including Hong
                                                                                         Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam,          What animal
                                                                                         Indonesia and Taiwan.                        is next?
                                                                                       Source: 2011 Census.
                                                                                                                                      February 16 2018
                                                                                                                                      Year of the Dog
                                                                                                                                      February 5 2019
                                                                                       Did you know?                                  Year of the Pig
                                                                                                                                      January 25 2020
                                                                                       • Shou Sui is the practice of staying up
                                                                                                                                      Year of the Rat
                                                                                         until midnight as a family to greet the
                                                                                         New Year.
                                                                                       • The day of Chinese New Year is a
                                                                                         public holiday not just in China but in
                                                                                         many other countries, including the
                                                                                         Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia.
                                                                                       • Chinese New Year is also called the
Message from the Minister for Citizenship and                                            Lunar New Year or Spring Festival.
Multicultural Interests Dr Mike Nahan MLA
It is a great pleasure to wish the Western   place in Perth and beyond over the
Australian Chinese community and all         Chinese New Year period, please visit
readers of The West Australian a very
happy New Year of the Rooster.               For more than 150 years, the
Lunar New Year celebrations are an           Chinese community has contributed
exciting part of Western Australia’s         significantly to every sphere of
amazingly diverse cultural heritage          Western Australian life and has been
and are one of the most anticipated          instrumental in advancing our vibrant
highlights of our festival year.             multicultural state.
Celebrations for the Year of the Rooster     We are all Western Australians with
2017 will be some of the largest and         a rich and diverse heritage that is
best ever seen in Perth. The Liberal         shared, enjoyed and experienced by
National State Government has                everyone.
dedicated $1 million towards Lunar New       On behalf of the Liberal National State
Year programs and events including           Government of Western Australia,
Chinese New Year on the Quay, the            I wish you all a happy, safe and
Chinese New Year Fashion Program, the        prosperous Year of the Rooster.
Australia-China Conference on Science,
Technology and Innovation, the Chung         Gong Xi Fa Cai!
Wah Association Perth Chinese New
Year Fair and many more.
The year 2017 is the 30th anniversary
of Western Australia’s sister state
relationship with Zhejiang Province, a
bond that has brought growing and
sustainable benefits to the people of
both regions.
Perth’s Chinese New Year initiatives
will build on our strong economic and
cultural links with China and create more
                                                                                                           Editor: Louise Allan Writer: Kaitlin Shawcross
opportunities to grow socioeconomic
                                                                                                                   Subeditor: Rhys Graeme-Drury
outcomes for WA.
                                                                                                    Design: Deirdre Hewett Advertising: Terence Tay 9482 9706
                                              Dr Mike Nahan MLA.
For details on the many events taking
CHINESE NEW YEAR - The West Australian
Ring in the Year of the Rooster
Dancing dragons, astrological
roosters and firecrackers converge
to make Chinese New Year 2017 in
Perth the most spectacular ever.
This year, the State Government is
supporting a $1 million expanded
Chinese New Year program with a
focus on tourism, education and
cultural exchange across Perth and
regional WA. It’s a Chinese New Year
you’ll remember forever!

Blazing a trail from Northbridge,          Discover                                    WA’s Chinese communities
through the City and into Elizabeth        Immerse yourself in a Chinese-              Around 16,000 China born people live
Quay, Chinese New Year 2017 has            inspired fashion extravaganza with          in WA and more than 80,000 identify as
something for everyone with an             China Musing: A Fashion Journey—a           having Chinese heritage. People from
exciting program of activities on offer    free exhibition at Brookfield Place          WA’s Chinese communities come from
from 27 January to 19 February.            showcasing interpretation of Chinese        across the world including China, Hong
                                           design by local designers.                  Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore,
Explore                                                                                Taiwan and Vietnam.
Start your journey at the Roe Street       Make your way to Elizabeth Quay and
Chinese gates and down James Street        come face-to-face with a gigantic
                                           rooster. While you’re there, discover
                                                                                       Sister State advantage
where the famous Chung Wah Perth                                                       Chinese New Year has special
Chinese New Year Street Fair will          the diversity of Chinese culture through    significance in 2017 as WA and
                                           a week of free activities for the whole     Zhejiang Province celebrate 30 years
dazzle with cultural performances,
                                           family—tai chi, folk art, cooking,          of a close Sister State relationship.
traditional music and special Chinese
                                           calligraphy, Kung Fu and dragon
New Year delicacies. Among the stalls,                                                 This bond, formalised in 1987,
                                           dancing as well as a mesmerising wall
the historic Chung Wah Hall will light                                                 opens the door to partnerships
                                           of interactive Chinese lanterns.
up to welcome the Year of the Rooster.                                                 and understanding and deeper
Then uncover your Chinese zodiac at        Learn                                       friendship encouraging exchange
                                           Learn about the fascinating history         and collaboration that are bringing
the WA Museum’s Discovery Centre in
                                           of WA’s Chinese community with a            sustainable benefits to the people of
the State Library, where fun interactive
                                           stunning photographic exhibition            Western Australia and Zhejiang.
activities take kids through the meaning
                                           showcasing migrants from the early          Nationally, 2017 marks the 45th
of the zodiac animals.
                                           1900s and their descendants.                anniversary of diplomatic relations
Enjoy a Chinese movie with the                                                         between Australia and China. This is
                                           See the amazing Wenqin Performance
nationally touring Golden Koala Film       Troupe visiting from Zhejiang University,   an important milestone for the rapidly
Festival at WA’s State Theatre during      showcasing orchestra, martial arts,         expanding relationship between the
February followed by dinner at one         drama and traditional dancing in            two countries.
of Perth’s many authentic Chinese          Bunbury and other locations.
                                           Looking for something else? A creative
                                                                                       Did you know?
Drop in at the Hawkers Markets in          industries sector forum and the first
                                                                                       • China has been Western Australia’s
                                                                                         biggest export market since 2006.
Forrest Place to enjoy Chinese cuisine     Australia–China Science, Technology
while you watch the iconic GPO             and Innovation Conference will ensure       • In 2015/16 around 47,000 Chinese
building come to life in a dazzling        that the close relationship between           tourists visited Western Australia,
display of lights and music illustrating   WA and China remains strong into the          spending around $244 million.
the story of the Chinese zodiac.           future.
                                                                                       • In 2015, more than 3700 Chinese
                                                                                         students began studies in WA –
             Visit                                                     that’s 12% of WA’s international
   to learn more and find out what’s happening                                            student total.
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                                     Spring Festival revelry will bring families together in celebration
                                     The most important holiday for Chinese      Decorations                                   month before the festival until the end of
                                     people, Chinese New Year is also            Streets, buildings and homes are              the New Year period.
New Year tradition                   known as the Spring Festival and falls      decorated with red, which is believed to      • No cleaning or hair washing on the first
                                     on the first day of the Chinese lunisolar   be the colour of prosperity.                    three days as it is believed to wash
Cleaning before the start of the     calendar.
                                                                                 Lanterns are hung and decorations with          away good luck.
New Year is an upheld tradition
                                     Because a lunar month is around two         roosters on them will be common this          • A cry of a child is thought to bring bad
in Chinese culture. The floors,
                                     days shorter than a solar month, an extra   year as it is the Year of the Rooster.          luck.
walls and every corner of the
                                     month is inserted every few years in
household need to be spotless.                                                   Cultural activities                           • No begging or asking for a loan.
                                     order for the calendar to catch up with
In the Chinese language, ‘dust’ is
                                     the solar calendar, meaning the date of     Rural areas and towns have still retained     There are also a few things that can
a homophone for the word ‘old’.
                                     Chinese New Year shifts each year.          more traditional celebrations than the        increase your good luck such as wearing
Therefore, cleaning is meant
                                                                                 cities, such as setting off firecrackers,     red underwear and praying in a temple.
to drive away bad luck and old       It is an important family celebration and
                                                                                 ancestor worship and dragon dances.
things in preparation for a new      brings with it a week of official public                                                  2017 CALENDAR
beginning.                           holiday – although celebrations tend to     Many Chinese cities host traditional
                                     last for around 15 days.                    performances of dragon dances, lion           January 12 – 26: Millions head home
                                                                                 dances and imperial performances like         and businesses hold company events
                                     The festival celebrates a year of hard
                                                                                 an emperor’s wedding.                         as they wind down their operations. Lots
                                     work and is a chance to wish for a lucky
                                                                                                                               of cleaning and shopping take place to
                                     and prosperous coming year.                 Temple fairs offer a variety of traditional
                                                                                                                               prepare for the upcoming celebrations.
                                                                                 Chinese products and snacks that are
                                     CELEBRATIONS                                rarely seen the rest of the year.             January 27 (New Year’s Eve): Red
                                     Food                                                                                      lanterns are hung, firecrackers are set off,
                                                                                 Red envelopes
                                                                                                                               red envelopes handed out and families
                                     There are many traditions surrounding       Just like Christmas, people exchange          hold their reunion dinners.
                                     Chinese New Year, particularly eating a     gifts at Chinese New Year but generally
                                     reunion dinner with family, the giving of                                                 January 28 (New Year’s Day): A barrage
                                                                                 they are in the form of monetary gifts in
                                     red envelopes, firecrackers, new clothes                                                  of fireworks light up the sky at the strike
                                                                                 red envelopes.
                                     and decorations.                                                                          of midnight, with more in the morning.
                                                                                 It is customary to give these to children
                                     The festival is all about bringing the                                                    January 29 – 30: People visit friends and
                                                                                 and seniors rather than working adults.
                                     family; wherever people are, they                                                         families.
                                                                                 They are a given to pass on good luck to
                                     typically come home to celebrate the                                                      January 31 – February 2: The statutory
                                                                                 the receivers.
                                     festivities with their families.                                                          holiday period is over. Some people will
                                                                                 SUPERSTITIONS                                 continue visiting friends and family while
                                     A New Year’s Eve dinner is known as a
                                     reunion dinner and is believed to be the                                                  others will go back to work.
                                                                                 There are a host of superstitions and
                                     most important meal of the year.            taboos relating to the Spring Festival; the   February 3 – 11: People take their return
                                     Several generations sit around tables       Chinese believe the way the year begins       trips home and businesses reopen. The
                                     and enjoy the food and time spent           will predicate a person’s entire year.        Lantern Festival is on February 11.
                                     together.                                   These things should be avoided for the        Source:
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Family fun for all at
Chinese New Year
Night Market                                                               PAGE 5
City of Canning, in partnership with
Westfield Carousel, is celebrating
Chinese New Year with a vibrant
Night Market at Westfield Carousel on
Thursday February 9.
This year’s night market will feature
an array of delicious cuisine, free kids’
activities, traditional performances
throughout the night and 12 stunning
animal lanterns of the Chinese zodiac
from the WA Fujian Association.
In the lead-up to the Chinese New
Year Night Market, there will be a
traditional lion dance performance
through Westfield Carousel Shopping
Centre by the Yaolin Kung Fu
Association on Saturday February 4, as
well as on the night of the market.
Bring the whole family along to
Westfield Carousel to celebrate the
Year of the Rooster.
For more information on the night
market and other events visit and
Happy New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai
from City of Canning and Westfield
Carousel.                                   Image: Westfield Carousel.
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                                          Year of the Rooster
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                                          From January 28 until February 15, 2018,         They are always active and popular with           According to Chinese astrology,
                                                                                                                                                                      asst       the year
                                          it will be known as the Year of Rooster.         a crowd.                                          of one’s birth sign is the
                                                                                                                                                                    the most
                                                                                                                                                                     he    ost unlucky
                                          According to Chinese zodiac, each year           Roosters are talkative, outspoken, frank,         year in the 12-year
                                                                                                                                                           -year cycle.
                                                                                                                                                          2-y     cy
                                                                                                                                                                  c yc
Good luck for                             relates to an animal sign and runs on
                                          a 12-year cycle, meaning it has also
                                                                                           open, honest and loyal individuals.               Wealth: People
                                                                                                                                                         oppl born
                                                                                                                                                               bo n in
                                                                                                                                                               bo    i the Year of
                                                                                           They like to be the centre of attention
roosters                                  previously been the Year of the Rooster          and are happiest when they are
                                                                                                                                             the Rooster
                                                                                                                                                      st will need to try hard to
                                                                                                                                             earn a significant amount. Roosters
                                          in 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993 and 2005.        surrounded by others.
Numbers: 5, 7 and 8                                                                                                                          are advised to not set their sights too
                                          If you were born in one of these years,          Roosters expect others to listen to them
Days: The 4th and 26th of any                                                                                                                high in 2017 but just let things be.
                                          your Chinese zodiac is the rooster.              while they speak and can be considered
Chinese lunar month                                                                                                                          Businessmen are expected to have to
                                          There are five types of rooster – wood           vain and boastful as they enjoy
                                                                                                                                             deal with operational pressures while
Colours: Gold, brown and yellow           rooster, fire rooster, earth rooster, gold       bragging about themselves and their
                                                                                                                                             their expenses will increase and money
Flowers: Gladiola, cockscomb              rooster and water rooster.                       accomplishments.
                                                                                                                                             should be saved and not invested.
Directions: South, south-east             See the table below to discover the              Because they are active, they tend to
                                          personality traits of each type.                 fight illness well and enjoy sports like          Health: 2017 is considered an unlucky
Months: The 2nd, 5th and 11th                                                                                                                year for a rooster’s health, so you are
                                          Other zodiac animals include the rat, ox,        hiking and swimming.
Chinese lunar months
                                          tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat,       Careers are a priority for roosters, who          advised to pay more attention to safety
                                                                                                                                             and looking after themselves.
Bad luck for roosters                     monkey, dog and pig.                             are considered to be more motivated
                                                                                           than other animals in Chinese zodiac.
                                          THE ROOSTER’S PERSONALITY                                                                          Love: If you have been in a relationship
Colour: Red                               People born in the Year of the Rooster           They are multi-talented and can work              for years then 2017 could be a good
Numbers: 1, 3 and 9                       are considered to be very hardworking,           well in a variety of jobs.                        time to get married. Roosters are most
Direction: East                           resourceful, courageous and talented.            ROOSTERS IN 2017                                  compatible with an ox or snake.

Months: The 3rd, 9th and 12th
Chinese lunar months                       Type of Rooster                 Year of Birth             Characteristics
                                           Wood Rooster                    1945, 2005                Energetic, overconfident, tender and unstable.
                                           Fire Rooster                    1957, 2017                Trustworthy, with a strong sense of timekeeping and responsibility at work.
                                           Earth Rooster                   1909, 1969                Lovely, generous, trustworthy and popular with their friends.
                                           Gold Rooster                    1921, 1981                Determined, brave, perseverant and hardworking.
                                           Water Rooster                   1933, 1993                Smart, quick-witted, tenderhearted and compassionate.

Stylish celebrations in full swing at FCWA
WA’s Chinese New Year festivities         installation that will communicate
will be given a fashionable edge          the rich relationship between the two
for the first time this year with the     cultures.
announcement of the inaugural 2017        Back in the city, retail destination enex
Lunar Style Celebration program.          Perth will play host to a larger-than-
Presented by Fashion Council WA           life sculpture crafted from food and
(FCWA) in conjunction with the Office     fashion items by WA designer Alister
of Multicultural Interests, the program   Yiap and Perth artist Steven Buckles,
includes a series of fashion-forward      which shoppers can take photos with
events and installations across two       for their chance to win a bounty of
weeks from late January to mid-           prizes.
February to coincide with the beginning   Another highlight of the program is
of the Year of the Rooster.               the Creative Industries Forum which
The pinnacle of the program will          will involve a series of round table
be a mesmerising free exhibition at       discussions between the brightest
Brookfield Place.                         minds in the WA and Chinese creative
‘China Musings: A Fashion Journey’ will   industries.
showcase bespoke couture garments         Designed to strengthen the economic
from 12 of WA’s leading designers in a    bonds between the two countries, the
unique fusion of Australian and Chinese   forum will offer attendees insights into
style.                                    international markets, branding and
                                          networking.                                      “We hope the program will foster                  Fashion Association, China’s largest
Taking inspiration from the
                                                                                           relationships between WA creatives                fashion body, to offer opportunities
Metropolitan Museum of Art’s ‘China:      Fashion Council WA Creative Director
                                                                                           and Chinese networks while allowing               for model and designer exchanges as
Through the Looking Glass’, the           Mariella Harvey-Hanrahan said the
                                                                                           the public to learn about Chinese                 well as business development for local
exhibition invites the public to engage   2017 Lunar Style Celebration program
                                                                                           history and traditions.”                          creatives.
with the work of local creative talent    presented an array of ways for the
while learning about important            community to connect with Chinese                Prominent Chinese model Wang Yi                   FCWA has been working closely with
symbols and traditions surrounding the    culture.                                         stars in campaign imagery throughout              Chinese community organisations
Lunar New Year.                                                                            the program having flown to Perth from            to support the authenticity of the
                                          “Chinese New Year is such an important
                                                                                           Beijing for the photoshoot in December            program. The full event listing can be
The outfits will later move to Crown      time for so many Western Australians,
                                                                                           2016.                                             found in the official 2017 Lunar Style
Metropol’s Grand Ballroom for the         so we are thrilled to be celebrating the
Australia China Business Council Gala     occasion this year in a new style,” she          In addition to the spread of events,              Celebration program or by visiting
Dinner on February 16 as part of a live   said.                                            FCWA has partnered with China           
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International customer focus rewards Sandalford with tourism accolade
Swan Valley winery Sandalford Wines            to both international Chinese visitors and   information available in the Chinese
won three categories in the prestigious        Chinese residing in Australia,” she said.    language, Sandalford also employs four
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Western Australian Tourism Awards                                                           Chinese-speaking staff members in the
                                               “We have worked to tailor our product
late last year, including the significant                                                   cellar door and three in the Food and
                                               to meet their expectations. In 2014,
category win for Gold in Chinese Tourism.                                                   Beverage division who are dedicated
                                               we became the first winery in WA to
                                                                                            to offer Chinese-speaking customers           spirits which were traditionally flavoured.
Sandalford spokesperson Jessie Jiang,          be China Ready & Accredited® by              quality and tailored service without
who manages the Swan Valley Estate             the global accreditation system that                                                       “Chinese people are very health oriented,
                                                                                            language barriers and cultural nuances.
cellar door, said the business won the         identifies products and services that                                                      so wine suits this aspect of their cultural
                                                                                            “Having Chinese people on staff rather        beliefs as well.”
award for best Chinese tourism because         Chinese consumers can trust. The
                                                                                            than interpreters also means they
it was very customer focused.                  trademark signifies quality assurance,                                                     The Chinese New Year of 2017 is the
                                                                                            understand cultural nuances,” Ms Jiang
“We value Chinese-speaking people as           cultural awareness, consumer protection                                                    Year of the Rooster. It is also a special
                                                                                            said. “This encourages our visitors to
very important customers of our tourism        and respect for Chinese travellers.”                                                       year of the two bears – the Panda and
                                                                                            feel comfortable and gives them the
winery business and we cater especially        Apart from offering printed and online       opportunity to really converse about          the Koala, which symbolise 2017 as the
                                                                                            the products and wine appreciation            China-Australia Year of Tourism.
                                                                                            experience we offer.”                         To celebrate these two important events,
                                                                                            Sandalford Wines hosted an estimated          Sandalford Wines has hung red lanterns
                                                                                            30,000 Chinese-speaking international         and will offer all visitors 20 per cent off
                                                                                            and domestic visitors last year at its        RRP wine, giftware and merchandise in
                                                                                            Swan Valley winery, which is located          the cellar door during the Chinese New
                                                                                            25 minutes drive from Perth’s central         Year period (January 28 – February 11).
                                                                                            business district.                            Founded in 1840, Sandalford Wines is
                                                                                            Tourism Western Australia Director            one of the country’s oldest and largest
                                                                                            International Marketing North Asia            family-owned winemakers.
                                                                                            Johnny Nee said wine had become               Since the Prendiville family acquired
                                                                                            increasingly relevant to the Chinese          the 151-year-old icon in 1991, they have
                                                                                            market in recent years.                       focused not only on producing premium
                                                                                            “Wine is seen as desirable by many            wines but also making it a must visit
                                                                                            Chinese-speaking people who enjoy             tourism destination by providing local,
                                                                                            practising Western cultural aspects,” he      interstate and overseas tourists to Perth
                                                                                            said. “Also Chinese are becoming aware        with a truly world class wine tourism,
 The team fromCaption.
               Sandalford Wines celebrate winning three awards at the WA Tourism Awards.
                                                                                            that wine is healthier to consume than        education and hospitality experience.

                                                                                                                SWAN TAXIS
                                                                                                         wishes you and your loved ones a joyous,
                                                                                                                 healthy and prosperous
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                                                                               FEB           2017 Chinese New Year
                                                                                             Night Market

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                                                                                 9           When? Thursday February 9
                                                                                             from 4pm-9pm
                                                                                             Where? Westfield Carousel
                                                                              What? Westfield Carousel and City of Canning

Perth New Year                                                                are hosting an exciting Chinese New Year
                                                                              Night Market with delicious food, traditional

                                                                              entertainment and kids’ activities.

Every year a number of organisations put on a range of wonderful events to     FEB           Creative Industries Forum

                                                                                             When? Saturday February 11
celebrate Chinese New Year with Perth’s Chinese and local communities.
                                                                                             Forum: 1pm-5pm
Here are some of the events happening this year. Check out page 14 for more
events along with a map of locations in the Perth CBD.
                                                                               1PM-5PM       Networking: 5pm-7pm
                                                                              Where? Studio Underground, State Theatre
                                                                              Centre of Western Australia, 174-176 William
                                                                              Street, Perth
                                                                              What? A series of round table discussions

                   JAN         2017 Perth Chinese New                         between the brightest minds in the WA
                                                                              and Chinese creative industries, offering
                               Year Fair
                                                                              participants insights into international
                               When? Sunday January 29                        markets, branding and networking. For more
                               from 12pm-9pm
                 12PM-9PM                                                     information visit
                                Where? James Street, Lake

                 Street, Chinatown Square (off Roe Street),
                                                                                             Chung Wah Chinese New
                 Northbridge Piazza
                                                                                             Year Dinner & Dance
                 What? A free street carnival will welcome the
                 Year of the Rooster, hosting over 100 stalls                    11          When? Saturday February 11
                                                                                             from 6.30pm-11.30pm
                 offering food and beverages, arts and crafts,                  6.30PM-
                 rides, games, performances and firecrackers.                   11.30PM      Where? Chung Wah Cultural
                 The day will start with a multicultural parade                              Centre, 18 Radalj Place, Balcatta
                 at 12pm. Lions and dragons will dance through                What? Celebrate the end of Chinese New
                 James Street in Northbridge to celebrate the                 Year with family and friends by enjoying a
                 colourful Chinese New Year Fair for one day                  lion dance and cultural dance performances.
                 only. Children can enjoy a kids’ zone next to                Tickets available from Chung Wah Association.
                 Northbridge Piazza.

                   JAN         Exhibition presented by                         FEB            Golden Koala Film
                               Fashion Council WA China
                    30-        Musings: A Fashion Journey                                     When? February 13-17

                                                                                              Where? Studio Underground,
                               When? January 30-February 10
                                                                              State Theatre in Northbridge
                               from 9am-6pm daily

                     10        Where? Brookfield Place, Tower 1
                                                                              What? The Australia-China Young
                                                                              Professionals Initiative has organised a series
                  9AM-6PM       What? A showcase of bespoke                   of free movie nights across Australia. Places
                     DAILY      couture garments from 12 of WA’s              must be booked online via Eventbrite at
                                leading designers in a unique       
                 fusion of Australian and Chinese style. Visit

        for more information.
                                                                                             Australia China Business
                 Admission: Free                                                             Council Gala Dinner
                                                                                16           When? Thursday February 16

                  FEB          Fashion Food Fusion
                               Interactive Installation
                                                                                             from 6pm

                                                                                             Where? Crown Metropol
                               When? February 1-28                                           Perth, Great Eastern Highway,
                               Where? enex Perth, 683 Hay
                               Street, Perth                                  Tickets available from

                  FEB          Chinese Lion Dance

                               When? February 4
                               from 1.15pm-2.15pm
                     1.15PM-   Where? Westfield Carousel
                     2.15PM    What? Westfield Carousel, the
                               City of Canning and the Chung
                               Wah Association bring to life
                               a colourful Chinese New Year
                               tradition – the lion dance.
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2017 is a significant year for WA-China ties
Western Australia and China have long                         Chinese President Xi Jinping even
held a close relationship with both sides                     acknowledged WA’s contribution to
                                                                                                                                                                                                       PAGE 9
mutually benefiting from the economic                         Chinese infrastructure during Premier
and social ties that have been built over                     Colin Barnett’s April 2014 visit. In 2015,
more than a quarter of a century.                             iron, steel and aluminium structures
2017 is a significant year for WA and                         were WA’s largest imports from China,
China’s relationship as it marks the 45th                     accounting for $612 million.
anniversary of diplomatic relations and                       Major Chinese state-owned enterprises
the signing of a joining communiqué
                                                              have invested in magnetite mining and
establishing the relationship in 1972.
                                                              processing the Pilbara, as well as rail and
It is also the 30th anniversary of WA’s                       port infrastructure.
sister state relationship with the Zhejiang
                                                              It is expected that WA’s LNG exports
                                                              to China will grow as the country plans
In May last year, the State Government                        to raise the share of natural gas in its
committed major funding towards                               energy mix by 2020.
WA events and activities with the aim
of boosting local and international                           Outside of the resources sector, WA’s
travellers.                                                   agriculture exports to China rose 23.5
                                                              per cent in 2014-15, making it the state’s
Of this funding, $1 million was invested
                                                              largest market for barley, wool, mutton,
into developing an expanded Chinese
                                                              oats, wine and canola.
New Year package to strengthen cultural
exchange, tourism, education and                              In 2015, 3753 Chinese students
socioeconomic outcomes for WA.                                commenced studies in WA, accounting
China was WA’s largest export market                          for 12.1 per cent of the state’s
in 2015, accounting for 52.7 per cent of                      international student total, making it
all exports, valued at $54.1 billion. Major                   the second largest source of foreign
exports included iron ore, gold, LNG and                      students after India. In the same year,
petroleum, copper and nickel.                                 43,700 Chinese tourists visited WA, an
                                                              increase of 12.6 per cent on 2014.
WA iron ore resources have been a
key source for the steel underpinning                         Source: Department of State
Chinese economic expansion.                                   Development.

                                                                                PERTH CHINESE
                                                                                NEW YEAR FAIR
                                                                                29 JANUARY 2017

                                                                                              EVENT SCHEDULE
                                                                                                                        Multicultural Concert*
    Performances*                                                                                                       Northbridge Piazza - 6:30pm to 9.00pm
     Time         Activity                                 Performing Group                           Venue             Performance                              Presented by
     12.00pm      Opening Multicultural Parade             Approx. 20 different groups                James Street      Firecrackers, Lion and Dragon Dance      Chung Wah Association Lion and Dragon Dance Troupe
                                                                                                                        Official Opening Ceremony                 Invited Guests
     1.00pm       Lion Dance and Martial Arts              Yarn Yee Tong and Choy Lee Fut             Chinatown
                                                                                                                        Gorgeous Flowers under the Full Moon     The Miracle Band
     2.00pm       Lion Dance                               Chinese Community Centre                   James Street      Waltzing Matilda                         Perth Happy Choir with the Miracle Band
     3.00pm       Dragon Dance                             Yaolin Kung Fu Association                 James Street      Happy Chinese New Year                   Yong Jun Zhou and Merlin Ma with Mulan Dancers
     4.00pm       Lion Dance                               Jimmy Tsui's Kung Fu School                James Street      The Rainbow of Southern Clouds           Oberthur Primary School Chinese Dance Group
                                                                                                                        Boys of Kiev                             Roztiazhka Ukrainian Cossack Dancers
                                                                                                                        Sailor's Love Song                       Jun Zhang
    Interactive Activities                                                                                              Jitterbug                                Australian Mulan Culture and Arts Association
                                                                                                                        MJ in Rio                                MJ in Rio Cast
     Time                       Activity                                        Venue                                   Our Villagers                            Perth Happy Choir
     12.00 pm - 5.00pm          Games and Competitions                          Northbridge Piazza and Lake Street      Everything Goes Well                     Chung Wah Dance
                                                                                                                        Fandango                                 Danza Viva
     12.00 pm - 7.00pm          Ostar radio FM 90.5 live broadcast              Northbridge Piazza
                                                                                                                        Bollywood Dance                          Saraswati Mahavidyalaya
     12.00 pm - 5.00pm          Various Chinese Cultural Demonstrations         Located along James Street between
                                                                                                                        Molihua                                  Mad Tatters Morris
     12.00 pm - 5.00pm          Giving out red packets, lollies and souvenirs   William Street and Mountain Terrace
                                                                                                                        The Lindy Hop                            Swing Zing Performance Team
                                                                                                                        The Sundanese Peacock Dance              Selendang Sutra Dance Troupe
    Superscreen                                                                                                         Rhythm of Prosperity                     Yang’s Artistic Academy
                                                                                                                        Mayla Partita                            Xiaojia Zhang
     Time                    Activity                                                       Venue                       Mauritian Sega Dance                     Yanique Dance Fusion
                             Chinese Cultural and entertainment programs                                                The Society Mix                          The Society
                             Programs about the local Chinese community                                                 Welcoming Friends from Afar
                                                                                                                                                                 Black Swan Choir, New Voice Choir and Perth Happy Choir
                             Chinese New Year celebrations from around the world                                        I Still Call Australia Home
     12.00pm - 6.30pm        and Australia
     6.30pm - 9.00pm         Multicultural Concert                                          Northbridge Piazza                                                      Presented by
                                                                                                                                                               Chung Wah Association
                                                                                                                                   Phone: (08) 9328 8657 | Email: |
    In Chinatown
                                                                                                                                                                Proudly Supported by

     Time                        Activity                                                   Venue
                                 All lion and dragon dances on James Street will end in
                                 Chinatown                                                  Forecourt of Chinatown on
     1.00pm - 5.00pm
                                                                                            Roe Street
                                 Special Chinese arts/performances demonstrations                                        * Subject to change
CHINESE NEW YEAR - The West Australian
                                                                      Cultural awareness promoted through dance
                                                                      Thirty years of friendship between           more than 1200 students from 12 schools
          PAGE 10                                                     Western Australia and China will be          in a series of workshops designed to
                                                                      celebrated in fitting style when a           give WA students a chance to talk to the
                                                                      24-strong artistic troupe from WA’s sister   performers about their craft. Interpreters
                                                                      state visits Perth next month.               will help the performers to explain the
                                                                      The acclaimed Zhejiang University            stories, music, instruments and costumes
                                                                      Wenqin Art Troupe will return to WA          used.
                                                                      on February 12 for a 10-day program          In 2005, the Confucius Institute at UWA
                                                                      of public performances and school            became the first organisation of its kind
                                                                      workshops in Perth, Bunbury and              to be established in Australia.
                                                                      Mandurah.                                    It now forms part of a worldwide network
                                                                      The troupe, which is based in Zhejiang’s     of 500 institutes across more than 100
                                                                      capital Hangzhou, was brought to Perth       nations.
                                                                      in 2016 by the Confucius Institute at The    Through a partnership with Zhejiang
                                                                      University of Western Australia – a non-     University, the institute brings Chinese
                                                                      profit cultural organisation dedicated       teachers to WA to support Mandarin
                                                                      to making Chinese language, art and          language teaching in schools and in the
                                                                      culture accessible to everyone.              community.
                                                                      “They were a big hit last year and we are    Last year 25 teachers and volunteers
                                                                      thrilled to bring them back for an even      from China provided support for 30 WA
                                                                      more spectacular line-up,” Confucius         schools, including some in Bunbury,
                                                                      Institute Director Dr Xianlin Song said.     Albany and Geraldton.
                                                                      The troupe was founded in 2001 and           The institute also provides Chinese
                                                                      has performed at the UN Headquarters         evening classes for adults, cultural
                                                                      in the US as well as throughout Europe,      activities for children, public events
                                                                      Asia and Australia. In September 2016,       centred on Chinese festivals and a
                                                                      they performed as part of the G20            regular series of academic forums aimed
                                                                      Summit program in Hangzhou.                  at fostering a deeper understanding of
                                                                      Wenqin’s colourful, high-energy shows        China.
                                                                      combine the best of ancient and modern       Another key service is the delivery
                                                                      China.                                       of tailored cultural training packages
                                                                      The ensemble’s highly skilled traditional    for businesses, government and
                                                                      and contemporary musicians, singers,         the educational sector. Professional
                                                                      dancers and martial artists will present a   translation and interpreting services are
                                                                      diverse program with introductions and       also available.
                                                                      explanations in English for the benefit of   As a non-profit organisation, many of the
                                                                      WA audiences.                                Confucius Institute services are offered
                                                                      The Wenqin troupe will be the headline       free or at minimal cost.
                                                                      act at the forthcoming Australia China       “We are about building bridges and
                                                                      Business Council gala dinner.                creating connections,” Dr Song said.
                                                                      The dinner – one of the biggest events       “Understanding another language and
                                                                      on the Sino-WA social calendar – will        culture and getting to know people from
                                                                      be held on February 16 at the Grand          another country is the best way to break
                                                                      Ballroom, Crown Perth. It will be followed   down barriers and build a tolerant and
                                                                      by a public performance at Penrhos           inclusive community.”
                                                                      College on February 20, which is open

                                                                                                                   Visit for
                                                                      to all.                                      more information about the Confucius
                                                                      In addition, the troupe will work with       Institute.

Join us to celebrate the Year of the Rooster with an exciting Night
Market featuring an array of delicious cuisine, traditional Chinese
performances, free kids’ activities and stunning zodiac lanterns.

Thursday 9 Feb, 4pm – 9pm
Cecil Avenue Car Park at Westfield Carousel

Brought to you by City of Canning & Westfield Carousel

Find out more at
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Year of the Fire Rooster off to sizzling
start for Finbar at Motive development
The Year of the Rooster starts with
a major celebration for apartment
                                            increase the First Home Owners
                                            Grant from $10,000 to $15,000 and to
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Chan said he expected the Year of           development located in East Perth, with          Fame. Proud Gold winner in 2016 for        - Tourism Wineries; Gold - Tourism Restaurants and Catering
the Fire Rooster to be a very positive      settlements due later this financial year.
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                                                                                     Steamed fish
                PAGE 12                        Try some of these Asian-inspired      One of the most popular fish recipes for Chinese New Year, steamed
                                               recipes this Chinese New Year.        fish may seem simple, but perfecting the Chinese-style dish requires
                                                                                     the correct technique and much skill. Fish is considered a lucky food
                                                                                     that guarantees lots of savings and money.

   Peanut Dumplings                                                                  INGREDIENTS
                                                                                     1 barramundi (about 160g)
                                                                                                                               1tbsp Shaoxing wine or rice wine
                                                                                                                               Steamed fish soy sauce mixture:

                                                                                     2 inches ginger (peeled and cut into      4tbsp light soy sauce
    Makes 24 dumplings                         Ginger Syrup
                                                                                     thin strips)                              2tbsp Shaoxing wine or rice wine
    INGREDIENTS                                5 cups water (reduced to 4 cups
                                               after boiling)                        1 stalk spring onion (cut into two-       2tbsp water
    8oz glutinous rice (sticky rice) flour
                                               1 cup sugar                           inch lengths and then cut into thin       ¼tsp sesame oil
    180ml water (¾ cup water)
                                                                                     silken threads)                           3 dashes white pepper powder
    Filling                                    115g old ginger (skin peeled and
                                               then lightly pounded with the flat    Some coriander leaves                     2tbsp rock sugar (ground into powder
    85g ground peanuts                         side of a cleaver)
                                                                                     2tbsp cooking oil                         form) or to taste
    3 ½tbsp fine sugar                         2 screwpine leaves or pandan leaves
    3 ½tbsp peanut butter                      (tie them into a knot, optional)      METHOD                                     Heat up a wok with enough water
                                                                                     Clean the fish and pat dry. Blend the      for steaming. As soon as the water is
    METHOD                                                                           soy sauce mixture in a small bowl          boiling, place the fish inside the wok,
                                                                                     and set aside.                             propped up with a small inverted
    In a large bowl, mix the glutinous rice flour with the water until it forms                                                 bowl or a couple of wooden blocks
    a smooth paste and no longer sticks to your hands. Divide it equally             Lay the fish on a plate and drizzle        (meant for steaming). Cover wok
    into 24 balls.                                                                   Shaoxing (or rice) wine on top of the      tightly and set a timer for 8 minutes.
    Mix all the ingredients of the filling in another bowl until well combined       fish. Top the fish with half of the cut
                                                                                     ginger strips.                             As soon as the fish is done steaming,
    and can be easily shaped into a ball. Add a little more peanut butter if                                                    transfer it from the wok. Discard the
    the filling is dry. Divide into 24 balls.                                                                                   fish water and ginger strips and lay
    Flatten each rice flour ball in your palm, and then place the filling in the                                                the remaining ginger strips on top of
    middle of the flattened ball.                                                                                               the fish.
    Fold the edge to seal the dumpling. Lightly roll it into a ball shape                                                       Heat a pan over high heat, add 2 tbsp
    using both palms, very gently and delicately. Make sure the peanut                                                           of cooking oil and swirl around until
    balls are completely wrapped by the dough. Set aside.                                                                          it is hot. Pour the hot oil over the
    Prepare the ginger syrup by boiling the water. Add the ginger and                                                                 steamed fish. Put the pan back on
    screwpine/pandan leaves (optional) into the water and boil for 10-15                                                              to the stove, add the soy sauce
    minutes with a medium heat. Add sugar and boil for another 5 minutes.                                                             mixture and stir well. As soon as
    Lower heat to simmer and reduce to about 4 cups of water. Add more                                                              the sauce bubbles up and boils,
    sugar to taste, if preferred.                                                                                                pour the soy sauce over the fish. Top
                                                                                                                                with spring onion and coriander and
    Heat up another pot of boiling water and drop the dumplings into the                                                        serve the fish immediately with white
    water. As soon as they float to the top, transfer them out and into the                                                     rice.
    ginger syrup. Turn off heat and serve the peanut dumplings in a bowl

                                                                                     Almond Cookies
                                                                                     Many families make batches of
                                                                                     cookies in the lead up to the New
                                                                                     Year. Popular choices include
                                                                                     peanut cookies, walnut cookieses
                                                                                     and almond cookies.
                                                                                     Makes 50 pieces
                                                                                     130g (½ cup) shortening
                                                                                     70g (½ cup) icing sugar
                                                                                     ¼ teaspoon salt
                                                                                     80g (½ cup) corn flour
                                                                                                                               icing sugar and salt, and almond
                                                                                     120g (1 cup) all-purpose                  extract if using, until smooth.
                                                                                     or plain flour
                                                                                                                               Add sieved corn flour and all-purpose
                                                                                     60g almond flakes (lightly roasted)       flour, followed by almond flakes. Stir
                                                                                     ¼ tsp almond extract (optional)           until it forms a soft dough.
                                                                                     Utensil needed: Round cookie              Roll dough between sheets of plastic
                                                                                     cutter                                    1cm thick. Stain cookie cutter with
                                                                                                                               some flour and cut into rounds. Arrange
                                                                                     METHOD                                    on baking sheets.
                                                                                     Preheat oven to 160C and line a           Bake in preheated oven at 160C for
                                                                                     baking sheet with parchment paper.        20 minutes. Remove and let cool
Recipes courtesy of                                                In a medium bowl beat shortening,         completely. Store in airtight container.
                                                                                                                                                                NEW YEAR
Supporting local communities through its
commitment to corporate social responsibility
Swan Taxis is a member of                                     1800 vehicles in its fleet.                                                                              PAGE 13
ComfortDelGro (CDG), one of the largest                       In WA, CDG owns and operates
land transport companies in the world                         Swan Taxis. As part of CDG, Swan
that operates across seven countries.                         Taxis is committed to the company’s
The company owns and runs operations                          philosophies of being a ‘global company
in land transport, including rail, bus, taxi                  that acts locally’ and supporting local
and related industries.                                       communities through a commitment to
With its head office in Singapore, CDG                        corporate social responsibility.
has a strong connection with Chinese                          This is demonstrated by Swan Taxis’
culture and communities.                                      dedication to a number of community-
                                                              based initiatives in Perth including:
Operating in countries with large Chinese
communities (Singapore and Malaysia).                         • Its own funding of multi-purpose
CDG also owns and operates significant                          vehicles to assist with the transport
taxi and bus operations in China.                               of mobility impaired members of the
                                                                public (projected to be around $1
                                                                million in 2017/18).
Swan Taxis is commited
                                                              • Its annual Swan Taxis Charity Car Wash
to the company’s ‘global                                        which has generated valuable funds
company that acts                                               for Camp Quality, a not-for-profit
                                                                organisation assisting children living
locally’ philosophy.                                            with cancer.
                                                              Swan Taxis also has a strong
Swan Taxis is proud to continue its
                                                              collaboration with Seven West Media
support of the local Chinese community                        having recently launched the taxi
in Perth.                                                     wrapping advertising initiative.
The company operates the largest taxi                         Swan Taxis takes this opportunity to wish
dispatch service in Western Australia.                        all members of the Chinese community
Incorporated in Perth in 1928, Swan Taxis                     a prosperous and safe New Year. Gong
has roughly 5000 drivers and close to                         Xi Fa Cai!

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                       ELIZABETH QUAY                            SUPREME COURT
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                                                                                                                                            NEW YEAR
So much to do during Chinese New Year

       SUN JAN 29 – NORTHBRIDGE –                 MON FEB 13 – FRI FEB 17                                                                        PAGE 15
                                            5     CULTURAL CENTRE – STATE
        The spectacular Chinese New
Year Fair returns from 12pm–9pm. This      Experience Chinese language films                 MON JAN 30 – BROOKFIELD                       FRI JAN 27 – SUN FEB 5
free one-day street carnival rings in      from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan,              9     PLACE
                                                                                                                                           ELIZABETH QUAY
the Lunar New Year with lion dancers,      Singapore and Macau nightly at the
                                                                                               Come feed the lions from                     Infusing innovation with
street performances and cultural           Golden Koala Film Festival.
                                                                                      12.30pm–1pm. Celebrate the festivities        tradition, come and interact with a
demonstrations as well as street stalls,          FRI JAN 27 – FRI FEB 3              at a unique lion and dragon dancing           giant Chinese lantern wall. Beautiful
drinks, games and cultural information.     6     FORREST PLACE –GPO                  ceremony this Chinese New Year.               and mesmerising, the lantern colours
Hosted by the Chung Wah Association.              BUILDING                            These exciting dances ward off evil           and lighting formations change as you
       SUN JAN 29 – CHINATOWN              Perth’s iconic GPO building is             spirits and help welcome in the               touch them.
 2     GATE, NORTHBRIDGE – ROE ST                                                     new Year of the Rooster. Hosted by
                                           transformed by the spectacular story                                                            FRI JAN 27 – SUN FEB 5
       The best of traditional music,      of the Chinese zodiac told in lights and   Brookfield Place.                              13    ELIZABETH QUAY
dance, dragons and fire crackers from      music from 6pm every night.                       MON JAN 30 – BROOKFIELD
12pm–9pm. Hosted by the Chung Wah
                                                                                       10                                                   A range of colourful and
                                                  FRI JAN 27 & FRI FEB 3                     PLACE
                                                                                                                                    unique daytime and evening activities,
Association.                                7     FORREST PLACE                              Learn Tai Chi’s origins and            performances and cuisines run for 10
       SUN 29 JAN – NORTHBRIDGE –                                                     benefits and why it’s steeped in              days. There is something for everyone
                                                  Forrest Place Twilight Hawkers
                                           Market celebrates Chinese New              mystery. This ancient tradition is more       — dance, music, Tai Chi classes, Kung
        Chung Wah Hall lights up to        Year with authentic Asian food and         than just an exercise to align mind,          Fu/Push Hands classes, traditional
celebrate Chinese New Year. The            performances from 4.30pm–9.30pm.           body and spirit. Suitable for first timers,   Chinese folk arts and crafts for the
historic hall opened in 1911 and has                                                  beginners and advanced practitioners.         kids, calligraphy, games, and lion and
                                                  MON JAN 30 – TUES FEB 10
been a hub for meetings, social             8     BROOKFIELD PLACE
                                                                                      Sessions start at 7.15am in the Main          dragon dancing.
functions and welfare services for WA’s                                               Square (Cafe Court). Hosted by
                                                                                                                                           FRI JAN 27 – SUN FEB 5
Chinese community ever since.                      ‘China Musings’ is a spectacular   Brookfield Place.                              14
                                                                                                                                           ELIZABETH QUAY
                                           exhibition of cutting-edge Chinese-
       SAT 28 JAN – WED 15 FEB                                                               FRI JAN 27 – SUN FEB 5
 4                                         inspired fashion and design located         11                                                   The CNY 2017 Photographic
       CULTURAL CENTRE – STATE                                                               ELIZABETH QUAY                         Exhibition features black and white
                                           in the Tower 1 lobby. Hosted by the
       LIBRARY                             Fashion Council of WA.                            Chinese zodiac is organised            photographs of Chinese migrants
Children’s activities which focus on the                                              according to 12 animal signs. See             taken between 1900 and 1927, as well
Chinese zodiac at the WA Museum’s                                                     the giant six-metre golden rooster            as contemporary portraits. Through
Discovery Centre in the WA State                                                      and other Chinese zodiac animals on           pictures, the exhibition weaves
Library along with an exhibition of                                                   display (and illuminated each night).         together Chinese migrant stories of
fascinating objects from the local                                                    Learn the fascinating story behind each       love, loss, family, home, hope, amazing
Chinese community.                                                                    one and discover what animal you are.         resilience, and new beginnings.
                                Finbar 恭祝您新年如意,鸿福吉祥
Finbar wishes you a happy and
         prosperous New Year

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            REFLECTIONS WEST    TSEW SNOITCELFER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              HORIZON - SIXTH   HTXIS - NOZIROH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           HORIZON - CENTRAL    LARTNEC - NOZIROH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        CODE    EDOC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  CIRCLE EAST   TSAE ELCRIC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 CIRCLE WEST    TSEW ELCRIC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     INFINITY   YTINIFNI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      DOMUS     SUMOD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     DEL MAR    RAM LED
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CERESA    ASEREC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ALTAIR    RIATLA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             SOL APARTMENTS     STNEMTRAPA LOS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SOHO    OHOS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ONE28    82ENO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       AVENA    ANEVA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 WESTRALIAN     NAILARTSEW
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SAPPHIRE    ERIHPPAS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  RIVERSTONE    ENOTSREVIR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               COSMOPOLITAN     NATILOPOMSOC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ARUM    MURA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SAMPHIRE    ERIHPMAS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MARKETRISE    ESIRTEKRAM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       BLUE 2   2 EULB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      175 HAY   YAH 571
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ST THOMAS SQUARE    ERAUQS SAMOHT TS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               MONTEREY BAY     YAB YERETNOM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    KINGSTON    NOTSGNIK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 THE 10TH TEE   EET HT01 EHT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CHELSEA GARDENS     SNEDRAG AESLEHC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  BLUEWATER     RETAWEULB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           85 MILL POINT ROAD   DAOR TNIOP LLIM 58
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           WELLINGTON PLACE     ECALP NOTGNILLEW
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     THE RISE   ESIR EHT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ALBANY HIGHWAY MEDICAL CENTRE                     ERTNEC LACIDEM YAWHGIH Y
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      MATILDA BAY APARTMENTS    STNEMTRAPA YAB ADLITAM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             CORFIELD STREET MEDICAL CENTRE                     ERTNEC LACIDEM TEERTS DL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           PADDINGTON PLACE     ECALP NOTGNIDDAP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         SEVILLE ON THE POINT   TNIOP EHT NO ELLIVES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          167 MELVILLE PARADE   EDARAP ELLIVLEM 761
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    THE LINKS   SKNIL EHT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           19 RENWICK STREET    TEERTS KCIWNER 91
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