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ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT Published Friday January 27, 2017 CHINESE NEW YEAR 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 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 breakfast/lunch/dinner? • 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 greeting) 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 www.cny.wa.gov.au. 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
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. restaurants. 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 www.cny.wa.gov.au 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 www.cny.wa.gov.au that’s 12% of WA’s international to learn more and ﬁnd out what’s happening student total.
CHINESE NEW YEAR PAGE 4 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: chinahighlights.com.
CHINESE NEW YEAR 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 westfield.com.au/carousel and canning.wa.gov.au. Happy New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from City of Canning and Westfield Carousel. Image: Westfield Carousel.
CHINESE NEW YEAR Year of the Rooster PAGE 6 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 most os According to Chinese zodiac, each year Roosters are talkative, outspoken, frank, year in the 12-year -year cycle. 2-y cy c yc clle. 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 eo 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 fashioncouncilwa.com.au.
CHINESE NEW YEAR 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 PAGE 7 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. 3382700GBTT01112017 SWAN TAXIS wishes you and your loved ones a joyous, healthy and prosperous CHINESE LION DANCE SATURDAY 11TH FEB AT 12PM NEW YEAR At Perth’s only outlet-style shopping centre you’ll ﬁnd all the best brands at the best prices, seven days a week. Discover over 100 brand-direct outlet A member of stores selling Australia’s top name fashions and homewares brands direct to shoppers at prices up to 60% below normal retail prices, every day! We’re here with greater travel choices 840 Wellington Street, West Perth Call us 24/7 on 131330 Book through our App Follow us on Instagram > watertownbrandoutlet.com.au facebook.com/Watertownbrandoutlet
CHINESE NEW YEAR FEB 2017 Chinese New Year Night Market PAGE 8 9 When? Thursday February 9 from 4pm-9pm 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 celebrations entertainment and kids’ activities. Every year a number of organisations put on a range of wonderful events to FEB Creative Industries Forum 11 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 29 participants insights into international When? Sunday January 29 markets, branding and networking. For more from 12pm-9pm 12PM-9PM information visit fashioncouncilwa.com.au. Where? James Street, Lake FEB 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 Festival 13-17 Fashion Council WA China 30- Musings: A Fashion Journey When? February 13-17 FEB 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 acypiperth.eventbrite.com.au. fusion of Australian and Chinese style. Visit FEB fashioncouncilwa.com.au for more information. Australia China Business Admission: Free Council Gala Dinner 16 When? Thursday February 16 FEB Fashion Food Fusion Interactive Installation FROM 6PM from 6pm 1-28 Where? Crown Metropol When? February 1-28 Perth, Great Eastern Highway, Burswood Where? enex Perth, 683 Hay Street, Perth Tickets available from acbc.com.au. FEB Chinese Lion Dance 4 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.
CHINESE NEW YEAR 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 Province. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org | http://chungwah.org.au In Chinatown Proudly Supported by 3419561GBTT01172017 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 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 CHINESE NEW YEAR Visit confuciusinstitute.uwa.edu.au for to all. more information about the Confucius In addition, the troupe will work with Institute. NIGHT MARKET 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 westfield.com.au/carousel and canning.wa.gov.au
CHINESE NEW YEAR PAGE 11 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 Looking for Perth’s No.1* wine experience? developer Finbar Group, with the increase the income limit for Keystart company hosting a grand opening loans. These new incentives are great party for new residents of its recently news for Perth homebuyers looking to completed Motive development in get into the property market and they West Leederville marking the 67th come at a time when buyers will be project completed by Finbar. able to get exceptional value for money Finbar Chief Operations Officer Ronald from their investment. Chan said Motive reflected the high “To me, Chinese New Year marks an standards and values the company opportunity to create wealth, to prosper had built upon over the past 21 years, and to make changes to your life for • 20 minutes from Perth City, open 7 days with this development taking the total improved health and happiness. • Multi Gold Plate award winning* a la carte restaurant with delicious cuisine and superb service number of apartments constructed by With every Chinese New Year, family • Margaret River premium wines Finbar to over 5000, worth in excess of comes first, and I look forward to • West Australia’s Best Cellar Door** featuring wine tasting and $2.7 billion. the upcoming celebrations and a sales, unique giftware and branded clothing “This strong delivery record reflects the successful year for our company, our *** Ray Jordan’s 2010 West Australian • Winery tours and winemaker for a day courses Wine Guide importance of integrity and trust in the purchasers and their families.” ** Proud Gold winner of 2008, • Perfect setting for weddings, corporate events and social gatherings 2009, 2010, 2015 and 2016 Western of all sizes Finbar brand,” he said. Joining Motive in completion this Australian Tourism Awards for Best Cellar/Winery Tourism Facility • Picturesque vineyard and beautifully landscaped grounds Commenting on the year ahead, Mr year is Finbar’s 38-storey Concerto and 2011 inducted into the Western • 2016 Perth Airport Western Australian Tourism Awards (Gold Australian Tourism Association Hall of 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. Best in Excellence in Chinese Tourism Services; Gold – Excellence in Chinese Tourism) and Best in Tourism Restaurants and and profitable year for the company, Catering Service at the 2016 Western • 2015, 2005 – proud winner of the Sir David Brand Award for Finbar also has a busy year of Australian Tourism Awards Tourism with interest in Finbar’s off-the-plan construction ahead with its almost * Successful consecutive winner of 2008 to 2016 Gold Plates • 2015 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards (Tourism Wineries) – developments already on the rise. sold out Aurelia development in South Consecutive winner from 2010 to 2016 Silver at the Restaurant and Catering Institute “This year we are witnessing increased Perth well underway and construction Awards for Excellence including • 2016 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards ﬁnalist in three categories Western Australia’s BEST caterer and (Tourism Wineries; Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services; interest from people who recognise equipment in place and ready to go at the national prize for Australia’s BEST Excellence in Chinese Tourism) Wedding Caterer. the market is likely to have reached Civic Heart in South Perth and Aire in • Spoken language of cellar door staff includes Mandarin and its lowest point and are realising West Perth. These projects join another Cantonese Sandalford the savings to be had by securing 12 in the Finbar project pipeline in 3210 West Swan Rd, Swan Valley an apartment at today’s prices various stages of development across Ph: 9374 9374 3397683JLVRB12142016 with settlement not due until the the metropolitan area. Ph: 9374 9301 (Restaurant) development’s completion,” he said Ph: 9374 9343 (Cellar Door) Visit finbar.com.au for more www.sandalford.com “Adding to this interest is the information about Finbar and its government’s announcement to apartments.
CHINESE NEW YEAR 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 immediately. Almond Cookies Many families make batches of cookies in the lead up to the New Year. Popular choices include peanut cookies, walnut cookieses s and almond cookies. Makes 50 pieces INGREDIENTS 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 rasamalaysia.com. In a medium bowl beat shortening, completely. Store in airtight container.
CHINESE 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! Want the best from GORGEOUS WA MADE GIFTS your investment? Service your premium m The Perfect Swiss watch with Try them once and you too will be calling for ALL ABOUT TIME Just One More..! ALL ABOUT TIME ✚ WA’s Authorised Service Centre for… Hand crafted confectionary, produced to a traditional family recipe, using premium Australian produce. Abalone and ✓ W.A.’s only OMEGA ✓ Over 90 years ars experience Wasabi service centre Macadamias ✓ Large range of Swiss parts now in store! ✓ W.A.’s only factory backed for prompt service ervice #17W3391436-27/1 authorised service centre ✓ Many other Swiss brands Visit us at: ✓ Talk to our technicians serviced Swan Valley Factory 640 Great Northern Highway, Herne Hill 6056 1800 888 184 Watertown Perth City Shop 33A/840 Wellington Street, West Perth 08 9226 0954 3397085GBCH12122016 Fremantle Markets Stall #99 Henderson Street, Fremantle 1800 888 184 For no obligation FREE Quotes, quality workmanship and service or order online: www.morish.com.au call: 9349 0600 or visit: www.allabouttime.com.au
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CHINESE NEW YEAR So much to do during Chinese New Year SUN JAN 29 – NORTHBRIDGE – MON FEB 13 – FRI FEB 17 PAGE 15 1 JAMES STREET 5 CULTURAL CENTRE – STATE THEATRE 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 12 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 3 CHUNG WAH HALL 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.
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