Events

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Viva Mexico at Hyatt Hotel Canberra

by Rosemarie John and Heather Wellard September 16, 2017

September is an electrifying month for Mexicans. One early morning on 16 September 1810, in a small town named Dolores, a priest rang the bell of his church and uttered the Grito de Dolores or Cry of Delores which launched the Mexican War of Independence. Father Hidalgo y Costilla’s Grito cry is re-enacted every year throughout Mexico and celebrated by […]

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National Multicultural Festival 2017 – Canberra

by Rosemarie John February 19, 2017

The only thing we look forward to in summer (we’re not a fan of the heat) are the myriad of festivals that take place in Canberra and the National Multicultural Festival 2017 is one of them. Celebrating diversity since 1996, through the showcase of food, music, dance, costumes, culture and friendship, Joseph and I have always made it a point […]

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Confluence Festival of India in Australia comes to Canberra

by Rosemarie John August 24, 2016

Confluence Festival of India in Australia is a showcase of Indian arts and culture taking place in seven cities across the country between August and November 2016. It’s coming to Canberra from 17 September to 8 November 2016! The six city festival is the most significant exhibition of Indian arts and culture ever to be staged in Australia, involving world […]

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The Butcher, The Baker and the Merrymaker

by Rosemarie John June 27, 2016

Our experiences at Pialligo Estate have always been lovely. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again… Pialligo Estate is a place where your senses are ignited and curiosity teased with each creative dish presented. A place where food is a journey. Unfortunately, we were unable to attend their recent reveal and we thought we just had to share […]

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Enigma Fine Chocolates at the Old Bus Depot Markets

by Rosemarie John March 17, 2016

Easter is about love. Easter is about life. Easter is also about chocolates. I have fond memories of my dad returning from a flight with cream filled chocolate Easter eggs. When I was little and growing up in Malaysia, it was hard to come across Easter eggs. With my dad flying to London each week, I was fortunate to have […]

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Enlighten 2016 – Culture and Creativity Illuminate Canberra

by Rosemarie John March 6, 2016

The one thing we love about Canberra is it’s festivals. Enlighten 2016 and the Night Noodle Markets always get us into a frenzy. Held from 4 to 12 March, Enlighten 2016 is a stunning festival with culture and creativity illuminating the capital. When architectural projections and an array of food is combined, you know that one night around the Parliamentary […]

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Enlighten Night Noodle Markets 2016

by Rosemarie John and Joseph Ellis March 5, 2016

It’s Friday and we’re excited to leave the office, there are lesser cars on the road and the mood is beginning to look laid back. High above, even the birds hurriedly fly home with excited tales to share with their mates as the sun begins to set. Is this just a textbook end of the week run? But all is not […]

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National Multicultural Festival 2016 – Top Tips

by Rosemarie John February 14, 2016

Summer in the capital. What is it like? Apart from art and history exhibits, food and wine expos and open-air cinemas, Canberra’s summer is never complete without the National Multicultural Festival 2016! I had written about it last year and even included some vital tips. This year, there are a few more additions to that list: Make use of the […]

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Changi Airport 2015 Year in Review

by Rosemarie John and Joseph Ellis January 28, 2016

SINGAPORE, 27 JANUARY 2016 – Singapore Changi Airport capped a resilient performance in 2015 with new benchmarks for passenger traffic and aircraft movements, handling a record 55.4 million passengers and 346,330 landings and take-offs during the year.  This represented an increase of 2.5% and 1.4% respectively.  On the cargo front, airfreight movements remained stable at 1.85 million tonnes for the […]

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National Cherry Festival in the Canberra Region

by Rosemarie John December 10, 2015

Cherries. Small, soft round stone fruit that is typically bright or dark red. That’s good enough a definition for Joseph and I to make a road trip down to Young, known as the Cherry Capital of Australia! Markets, pick-your-own cherry orchards and car shows were on our itinerary as we headed to the countryside on a Saturday morning. The sun […]

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