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Chinese New Year Festival 2012 Sydney Opening Night + Mayoral Reception

 

Chinese New Year 2012 Festival opening night and Mayoral Reception  photos and story; MiSociety
20 January 2012

Kung Hei Fat Choy – Chinese New Year 2012 Dragon Fires up in Sydney
The Year of the Dragon 2012 has roared into Sydney spewing forth a kaleidoscope of colour and events and drumming in the largest Chinese New Year Festival outside of China itself. Sydney’s Belmore Park for the 2012 Festival public opening was alive and jammed with not only those of Chinese origin and Sydneysiders but peoples from the four corners of our earth.

The Lion Dance (always a big favourite) saw the performers prancing and dancing post the traditional ‘eye painting’ of these colourful characters. Dance troupes from the Cheng Du region in China delighted the crowd with performances unlike any seen before in Australia.

Lawrence Leung, an Ambassador for the Festival, gave a very witty speech with fellow Ambassador and celebrity chef Adam Liaw, encouraging all to celebrate both modern and traditional Chinese food, art and culture.

This was just the beginning of what turned out to be a fun and very entertaining night.  After the excitement of Belmore Park we VIPs were whisked off by bus to Bistro 80 in The Star for a Reception hosted by the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore MP.  Bistro 80 was decked out in red and yellow creating a true Chinese experience where yummy Chinese food and some excellent wines flowed around a convivial and ‘Kung Hei Fat Choy’ crowd.

Chinese New Year in Sydney 2012 has over 80 events lined up including art, music, workshops and of course all that wonderful Chinese cuisine. What’s on CNY Sydney info and also the Sydney Chinese New Year 2012 website.

Red Carpet photos, VIP photos and social photos; all photographic images are ©copyright MiSociety 2011 and may not be reproduced without permission – We only publish a selection from the many we have from each event. How to purchase high resolution photos

Lion Dance Chinese New Year Festival 2012 Belmore Park entertainment

Lion Dance Chinese New Year Festival 2012 Belmore Park entertainment

Lion Dance Chinese New Year Festival 2012 Belmore Park entertainment

Lion Dance Chinese New Year Festival 2012 Belmore Park entertainment

Lion Dance Chinese New Year Festival 2012 Belmore Park entertainment

Lion Dance Chinese New Year Festival 2012 Belmore Park entertainment

Chinese New Year Festival 2012 opening entertainment at Belmore Park Sydney

Chinese New Year Festival 2012 opening entertainment at Belmore Park Sydney

Chinese New Year Festival 2012 opening entertainment at Belmore Park Sydney

Chinese New Year Festival 2012 opening entertainment at Belmore Park Sydney

Chinese New Year Festival 2012 opening entertainment at Belmore Park Sydney

Chinese New Year Festival 2012 opening entertainment at Belmore Park Sydney

Adam Liaw, Asami Fujitsuka, Lawrence Leung - Chinese New Year Festival 2012 - Year of the Dragon - Sydney

Adam Liaw, Asami Fujitsuka, Lawrence Leung

Chinese New Year Festival 2012 - Year of the Dragon - Sydney

Duan Jie Long, Chinese Consulate General, carrying out the traditional Painting the Eyes of the Lions -Chinese New Year Festival 2012 Belmore Park entertainment

Duan Jie Long, Chinese Consulate General, carrying out the traditional Painting the Eyes of the Lions

Chinese New Year 2012 Festival Sydney Opening Night

Chinese New Year Festival 2012 opening entertainment at Belmore Park Sydney

Chinese New Year Festival 2012 opening entertainment at Belmore Park Sydney

Chinese New Year Festival 2012 opening entertainment at Belmore Park Sydney

Chinese dancers at Chinese New Year Festival 2012 opening entertainment at Belmore Park Sydney

Chinese dancers at Chinese New Year Festival 2012 opening entertainment at Belmore Park Sydney

Chinese dancers at Chinese New Year Festival 2012 opening entertainment at Belmore Park Sydney

Adam Liaw, Asami Fujitsuka - Chinese New Year Festival 2012 - Year of the Dragon - Sydney

Adam Liaw, Asami Fujitsuka

Chinese New Year Festival 2012 - Year of the Dragon - Sydney

Alvin Quah, Richard Mo (Ayam) - Chinese New Year Festival 2012 Opening Night Sydney Reception at The Star

Alvin Quah, Richard Mo (Ayam)

Chinese New Year Festival 2012 Opening Night Sydney Reception at The Star

The Dragon Ball at the Trocadero performers - Chinese New Year Festival 2012 opening entertainment at Belmore Park Sydney

The Dragon Ball at the Trocadero performers

Chinese New Year Festival 2012 opening entertainment at Belmore Park Sydney

Nick Newman, Rodney Winterswyk, Jason Tan - Chinese New Year Festival 2012 Opening Night Sydney Reception

Nick Newman, Rodney Winterswyk, Jason Tan

Chinese New Year Festival 2012 Opening Night Sydney Reception

Clover Moore, Sydney Lord Mayor with Robert Kok, Sydney Dep Mayor lead the toast for Chinese New Year 2012

Clover Moore, Sydney Lord Mayor with Robert Kok, Sydney Dep Mayor lead the toast for Chinese New Year 2012

Chinese New Year Festival 2012 Opening Night Sydney Reception at The StarChinese New Year Festival 2012 Opening Night Sydney After Party at The Star

Peter Wong (HCC), Lynn McColl (SHFA), Cindy Gross (SHFA) - Chinese New Year Festival 2012 Opening Night Sydney After Party

Peter Wong (HCC), Lynn McColl (SHFA), Cindy Gross (SHFA)

Chinese New Year Festival 2012 Opening Night Sydney Reception

Melanion Hendra and Henry Wilkinson - Chinese New Year Festival 2012 Opening Night Sydney After Party

Melanion Hendra and Henry Wilkinson

Chinese New Year Festival 2012 Opening Night Sydney After Party

Hong Tong, Josephine Lam (ACETCA) - Chinese New Year Festival 2012 Opening Night Sydney After Party at The Star

Hong Tong, Josephine Lam (ACETCA)

Chinese New Year Festival 2012 Opening Night Sydney After Party at The Star

Ivy Mak and Gabrielle Chan - Chinese New Year Festival 2012 Opening Night Sydney After Party

Ivy Mak and Gabrielle Chan

Chinese New Year Festival 2012 Opening Night Sydney Reception

Clover Moore, Sydney Lord Mayor with Robert Kok, Sydney Dep Mayor - Chinese New Year Festival 2012 Opening Night Sydney After Party at The Star

Clover Moore, Sydney Lord Mayor with Robert Kok, Sydney Dep Mayor

Chinese New Year Festival 2012 Opening Night Sydney After Party at The Star

Chinese New Year Festival 2012 opening entertainment at Belmore Park Sydney

Chinese dancers at Chinese New Year Festival 2012 opening entertainment at Belmore Park Sydney

Chinese New Year Festival 2012 opening entertainment at Belmore Park Sydney

Chinese Dancer Chinese New Year Festival 2012 opening entertainment at Belmore Park Sydney

Chinese Dancer Chinese New Year Festival 2012 opening entertainment at Belmore Park Sydney

Chinese Dancer Chinese New Year Festival 2012 opening entertainment at Belmore Park Sydney

Chinese Dancers - Chinese New Year Festival 2012 opening entertainment at Belmore Park Sydney

Chinese Dancers

Chinese New Year Festival 2012 opening entertainment at Belmore Park Sydney

Aborginal performer - Chinese New Year Festival 2012 opening entertainment at Belmore Park Sydney

Aborginal performer

Chinese New Year Festival 2012 opening entertainment at Belmore Park Sydney

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