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3 Days / 2 Nights in Penang, Malaysia

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The Library

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The Library would be a nice name for a restaurant adorned with old, collectable books with a distinctive smell of aged papers. But, it was not. I happened to walk past the State Library of Victoria on Swanton Street in … Continue reading

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A Fiesta of Malaysia in Melbourne

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Fiesta Malaysia is a cultural event organised by the Malaysia Students’ Council Australia, Victoria (MASCA). I came to know about this cultural fest a few weeks ago from reading a local community news – “Docklands News”. I marked the event … Continue reading

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Share The Spirit Festival – an indigenous celebration on Australia Day

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It was Australia Day on 26th January 2012. It was also the 40th anniversary when the Aboriginal protestors first setup their “tent embassy” outside the Parliament House at Canberra to represent the political rights of Australian Aborigines. To the majority … Continue reading

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Sunday at the beach

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I have done it again. Last Sunday, I went for my regular Vietnamese “beef pho” noodle soup at Victoria Street in Richmond. I was surprised the place was a bit quiet. I asked the woman in the restaurant. She told … Continue reading

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Happy Chinese New Year – Kong Hey Fatt Choy

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“Kong Hey Fatt Choy” It is the Year of The Dragon, the fifth animal in the Chinese calendar. Out goes the “rabbit” year. The first day of the new year starts on Monday 23rd January 2012. Last weekend, the festival … Continue reading

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Victoria Street Festival at Richmond

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In my last post, Emily asked if I can put up more photos on the Lunar New Year street festival at Richmond. This post is for you, Emily. The colourful Victoria Street of Richmond, an inner city suburb of Melbourne. … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year comes early for Richmond

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Chinese New Year comes early in Richmond. I was lucky enough to find out about today’s festival. Only because I was having my lunch yesterday at Thanh Ha 2 on Victoria Street, Richmond. I was paying my bill and saw … Continue reading

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Back in Penang – China House, A Straits Collection

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I have been in Penang for more than a week now. Four more days and we will be heading back to Australia after spending 1 week in Europe and 2 weeks in Penang for our annual overseas holiday. It is … Continue reading

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Melbourne’s Laneways

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Melbourne is full of surprises. Branch off some of the wider and busier CBD streets of Melbourne are several laneways tucked between buildings. There are many things to be discovered and crowded with people, offering alfresco dining and coffee, cool … Continue reading

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