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South East Asia Festival 2017
8 April, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 9 April, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Celebrating 25 Years of Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, this second festival will showcase the wonderful culture, sights and sounds of South East Asia. This event is the main feature of the South East Asia Month of April.
Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Australian – Asean relations. Melbourne is a melting pot of cultures and this 2 day festival organized by the communities of South East Asia in collaboration with numerous consulates and community groups serves as a benchmark for continued community collaboration.
The festival celebrates the numerous cultures of the South East Asian nations. It also encourages the participation of numerous community groups living in Melbourne to celebrate the many joyous occasions celebrated in their own countries. There will be street food from many nations catered by melbourne’s food industry. All restaurants are handpicked as they are the top of the line in this city.
There will also be activities for families, cultural and modern performances from all countries involved.
This event pays tribute to the following countries who make up of ASEAN and promotes peace, understanding among the nations and the world.
Entertainment for April 8
11:00am Au Co Dance Group – Vietnam
11:30am Karen Esco & Rian Riansyah – Phil/Indonesian
12:30pm MiGen Music Group – Philippines
1:00pm Opening Ceremony (Anthem – Erica Padilla)
1:30pm Peranakan Association c/o Joseph Then – Malaysian
2:00pm Erica Padilla – Philippines
2:30pm Lillian Bermudez Fashion Show – Philippines
3:00pm Elvic Phanyathong – Thai
3:30pm Gabi DJ
4:00pm Sikander band – Malaysian
5:30pm Louis Lockwood Philippines
6:00pm Pat Aus
6:30pm Michael Yuy Aus
7.00pm Michael Yuy Aus
7:30pm Silvatra Aus
Representatives from Association of South East Asia Nations (ASEAN) countries:
A) Australia: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
1) Malaysia: Malaysian Consulate Melbourne
2) Indonesia: Konsul Jeneral Republic of Indonesia
3) Vietnam: Vietnamese Community Australia Inc & We are One Communities
4) Thailand: Royal Thai Consulate Melbourne
5) Cambodia: Kalyan Ky – Cambodian Aus/NZ Mission, Mary Key – Representative
6) Singapore: Jenny Chua – Singaporean Association
7) Brunei Darulssalam: High Commission of Brunei
8) Phillipines: Consul General of Phillipines
ASEAN dialogue partners: Australia, Canada, China, European Union, India, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, United States & the Republic of Korea.