23 December 2011

Part 1: Beihai 24th World Hakka Conference & Hakka Food Trail 北海第24届世界客家恳亲大会,深圳,广州客家美食团游

Shenzhen to Guangzhou Food Trail & Beihai World Hakka Conference 8 Days Tour
The 24th World Hakka Conference was held at Beihai, Guangxi, China, from 30 November to 2 December 2011.
Our Association was represented by a contingent of 12 members: Honorary Advisor Mr & Mrs Zhang Xiaoting, Committee members Alan & Lily Yit, & Mr & Mrs Norman Chia, Secretary, Hon. Chariman & Datin Yong, and members Mr & Mrs Ricy Yick and Mr Peter Hoe.

To make the trip even more worthwhile we decided to add a few days prior to the Conference date, to tour and savour Hakka and Cantonese gourmet food along the way from Shenzhen to Beihai.
First Stop: Shenzhen 26 November to 28 Nov 2011. 第一站:深圳
The 1st evening upon arrival at Shenzhen, we savoured the famed Hakka dish 'Tai Poon Choy' 大盆菜。
Poon Choy - Only about 2/3 was consumed by the whole group. 
Eastern Shenzhen Overseas Chinese City【深圳東部華僑城】, Tea Valley【茶溪谷生態樂園】。
2nd Evening at Shenzhen
Sam Yeung 杨榕明, the President's cousin from Longchuan who took us to the restaurant

29 November 2011 - Guangzhou
Annie giving the thumb up to the German pork hock at the dinner  hosted by Mr & Mrs Zhang Xiaoting in Guangzhou.

The contingent being welcomed by officials of the Overseas Chinese Museum【华侨博物館】   

The Guangzhou City Government's Overseas Chinese Affairs Bureau top ranking officials hosted a luncheon for the group. Picture shown here the President presenting a bannerette of HakkaWA to the Bureau Deputy Chief.

10 November 2011

Spring Roasts Gathering 春 季 烤 肉 聚 餐 Hakka WA

The Spring Roasts Gathering sponsored by Honorary Advisor Mr Edward Kuh, Mrs Sandra Kuh & family and Da' Vanti Homes was held at the Kuh's home at Roleystone on 5 November 2011.

Da' Vanti Homes generously donated $500 to the Hakka Commerce Council, an offshoot of HakkaWA, as well as sponsoring the evening's sumptuous roasts and other foods and drinks. They also donated the first prize of a $200 hamper for the Raffling Lucky Draw.

The Kuh family also generously donated a number of prizes for the Raffling. Other members who contributed to the Raffling prizes include Judy Vun, Lily Yit, Juliet Chin, Seu Lin Wong.

Honorary Advisor Mr Francis Yapp brought a bottle of premium wine for all to share. Long time member Mr Chan Mou Sing brought 6 bottles of wine to share, and was the first to turn up at the event, at 3pm.


古远求先生以华人传统的烤羊肉. 烧猪. 烧鴨以及咖喱. 香茅配制的鳮和猪肉以及其他食品. 酒水,免费供应与会者。

席前,在执行副会长杨奕驹先生主持下,以及杨奕骏秘书长协助积极推崇,举行了以小叶先生捐赠的富贵延年等两幅寓意繁荣昌盛的牡丹. 仙鹤水墨重彩作品的拍卖活动,有别与众的画法,具有特别的视角冲击力,深得乡亲们欢迎。



It was such a successful event, and there is so much to blog about, so we'll just put those descriptions and comments in the captions below each photograph being blogged:
The Hakka ladies at the function.
Seen here at the fore is long time and loyal member Mr Chan Mou Sing 陈茂盛先生, who  was the 1st member to turn up, with 1/2 dozen bottles of wine, at 3pm.
Members mingling at the event.
A part of the crowd.
Honorary Advisor Mr ZHANG Xiaoting 张小庭先生 (right) with  the painting  he successfully bid for at the auction. This smaller painting was donated by painter Xiao Ye 小叶 (left).
Host Mrs Sandra Kuh 温玉蓉 (right), and donor of the prize, presenting the Lucky Draw prize to the winner Mrs Teresa Chau 林月花
古远求温玉蓉颁奖给中奖的老外。Mr and Mrs Kuh presenting the Raffling prize which they also donated.
Juliet Chin 陈桂兰 presenting the prize she donated, to Raffling prize winner Eddie Liew 廖坤贤
Lily Yit 江爱珠presenting the prize she donated, to Raffling prize winner Norman Chia 谢贵财

Lily Yit 江爱珠presenting the prize she donated, to Raffling prize winner Shan Shan 张珊珊

Mr and Mrs Eddie Liew 廖坤贤和太太谢洁玲。 They won the  President's 'award' for being the  Top Raffling Tickets Promoters, raising hundreds of dollars for the Association!

小叶,周由,王月晶,谢贵财 The 2 artists Xiao Ye and Chau Yau with Mr & Mrs Norman Chia
老外也来了!More invited guests being welcome by Mr Edward Kuh
黄汉平,叶水生,陈茂盛,张小庭,张爱鸿, 王月晶 Lively conversations!
The crowd mingling
The rural setting was most refreshing. Cool breeze amidst the trees and wild flowers
Member Daniel Kuh古诗镜, eldest son of Honorary Advisor Edward Kuh, giving his welcoming speech, and announced that his company Da' Vanti Homes would make a donation to the Hakka Commerce Council whenever any member or their friends build a home through Da' Vanti Homes.
易俊雄, 古远求, 叶水生, 钟汉昌
Alan Yit, Francis Yapp and Robert Chung talking with Edward Kuh
Good crowd
小叶和拍卖得奖的名誉顾问张启声先生 Painter and donor Xiao Ye presenting the painting to Honorary Advisor Charlie Chang who bid the highest price for this larger of the 2 paintings
The members enjoyed the event right to late at night
Vince and Daniel Kuh 古诗镜 of Da Vanti Homes presenting the First Prize  of the raffling  to  Mr Noen 梁英源 . Da Vanti Homes donated the 1st prize for the raffling
Judy Vun with part of the crowd
So many Hakka ladies!
Norman, Robert, Francis, Christopher and Sylvia
Roasts and other food laid out on the table
Mrs Agnes Yapp arriving. Francis is still in the car
Get Lin & Eddie
Seu Lin, Juliet and Haslina
At the foreground Get Lin is holding and selling the raffling tickets, with her mother Annie by her side, husband Eddie behind her, and son Eden in front
Sylvia and Agnes
Members enjoying dinner
Enjoying the event right through the night
Mrs Sandra Kuh had the winning ticket and donated the prize right back to be redrawn

02 November 2011

公会代表团拜访中国驻珀斯汪银儿总领事 Courtesy visit on Chinese Consul-General Ms WANG Yiner

2011 111日下午3时,西澳客家公会代表团拜访中国驻珀斯总领事馆,汪银儿总领事,张洪副总领事,邓方领事,接见西澳客家公会代表,并以茶点招待。

客家民系这个中华民族伟大的民系,在炎黄华夏历史的长河里,特别在近现代栉风沐雨的政治变革中,造就和陶冶出如孙中山, 叶挺, 邓小平, 叶剑英等无数的客家英雄豪杰。

<<客家婚礼  夫妻对拜>> 水彩画赠给领事馆,以表海外赤子之心。

On 1 November 2011 our Association sent a delegation to pay a courtesy call on Ms WANG Yiner, the new Consul-General of the People's Republic of China in Perth. 

The group consisted of the President, Honorary Adviser Mr ZHANG Xiaoting, Chinese Secretary Xiao Ye, Executive Vice President, and Committee members Norman Chia, Juliet Chin and ZHANG Aihong.

The painting presented to the Consulate-General

24 October 2011

Spring Kayaking & Cycling春季划皮艇,脚踏车运动

On Saturday 23 October 2011 HakkaWA Youths organised and took part in a Spring Kayaking & Cycling Activity at the Swan River foreshore at Point Fraser: 春季划皮艇,脚踏车运动。

有7人参加了划皮艇,3 人坐脚踏车运动,另2人坐在河边欣赏风景,吹凉风。

7 youths paddle out in kayaks, 3 members chose to cycle along the riverside, and 2 members decided to just sit on the river bank and enjoy the scenery and cool breeze!

The Group of 5 led by Nick Tye getting ready to paddle out!

12 October 2011

友谊拜访北澳客家公会 Friendship Visit to Hakka Association of Northern Territory, Darwin

Our Executive Vice President was invited by the Hakka Association of Northern Territory to visit Darwin, and he embarked on the 3 days trip on 7 October 2011.

Immediate Past President Mr Tim Mu and his comrades including the newly elected President and Committee entertained and briefed on the development of the NT Hakka Association.

Crocodile farm visited...more crocodiles than you can count...the famous NT crocs

Their Gathering with the buffet spread

Very well attended buffet dinner gathering

Mango produced at the plantation oened by a Hakka member there

Boxes of mangoes ready to be transported to as far as Sydney and Melbourne

Harvesting at the mango farm

麒麟Unicorn dance is a traditional Hakka dance, and the NT Hakkas have maintained the Hakka culture there  so well

A Chinese temple maintained and managed by the Chinese community in NT