14 February 2012

2012 Chinese New Year Gathering Celebrations 欢 度 金 龙 元 宵 佳 节 联 欢 会

为庆祝 2012 金龙新年,名誉顾问团及理事会成员与会员们欢度元宵佳节2012年 2 月 5 日 (星期日) 正月十四在東星麵店, 48 Hulme Court, Myaree WA

Our Honorary Advisors and Committee of Management joined HakkaWA Members in a Dinner Gathering at Happy Star Noodle House in Myaree to celebrate the 2012 Chinese New Year to welcome the Year of the Golden Dragon, on Sunday 5 February 2012.

澳大利亚时报有报导。There was a report at the Australian Chinese Times

Members arriving for the function 会员们到场。

梁英源老先生和妇人 Mr & Mrs Noen & another Hakka member from Indonesia also.

Mr Chia Shui Chong, Honoraray Advisors Mr Francis Yapp and Mr James Chong

2 of the Guests of Honour Dr Tan & Angie Ng

Sylvia receiving a prize from Senior Committee member Norman Chia

Pretty lady.

A scene of happy members at the venue.

Mrs Agnes Yapp cheering with a friend.

Family members of Honorary Advisor Mr Edward Kuh - from left: son Denard,  Mrs Kuh,  & Mr & Mrs Daniel Kuh

Mr & Mrs Hedley Chan, Mr & Mrs Dominic Siew Tu with son Cedric

捞生Tossing the raw fish for a good year ahead!

Likewise for every table - 捞生Tossing the raw fish for a good year ahead!

Xiao Ye presenting a gift to Mr Noen

Mr Edward Chin (left), one of the Guests of Honour, giving a speech after being presented with a HakkaWA bannerette by Honorary Advisor James Chong (right)

Honorary Advisor Mr Francis Yapp presenting a HakkaWA bannerette  to Mr Wu Ming,  guest of honour.

Fei Zhi, one of the Guests of Honour, giving a speech after being presented with a HakkaWA bannerette by Honorary Advisor Edward Kuh (right)

Xu Yi giving a rendition.

Vice President Mr Ben Soon showed his best!

Mr Hedley Chan being presented with his raffling prize by Vice President Joe Lee

Mr Yaw Kan Tong also bought a winning raffle ticket.

Mr Dominic Siew Tu (right) presenting the prize to new Life Member  Mr. James KU  Yen That.

Mrs Agnes Yapp won a prize donated by Dominic

Xiao Ye donated a calligraphy which was won by Norman Chia. 

Senior Committee Members Mr Alan & Mrs Lily Yit presenting the prize which they donated, to the winner of the draw.

Honorary Advisor Mr Francis Yapp presenting the winner of  the prize which he donated .

Vice President Mr Ben Soon presenting the Buffalo Cookware  which he donated for the draw, to  the winner Mr CHIA Shui Chong. Mr & Mrs Ben VB Soon & family runs the Buffalo business in Australia, with 2 outlets in Perth, namely at Myaree and Morley, and members are encouraged to look into their quality products and receive best service and discounts for members.

Honorary Advisor Mr James Chong presenting the quilt from Challenge Manufacturing which he donated for the draw, to the winner Mr NOEN. Mr James Chong's Challenge Manufacturing manufactures high quality goose down quilts and pillows, and members are encouraged to contact Mr Chong to discuss your needs.

Mr Yaw Kan Tong & Dr Tee having a duet.

Dinner in progress.

The Yit family enjoying the 10 course dinner.

Alan Yit & Chia Shui Chong.

Mr & Mrs Yapp & friend.

Singing Star of the night!

Lily in a duet with Dr Tee.

Nancy, Robert & Norman relaxing after dinner.

Danny Chan singing the karaoke and at gthe same time taking a picture with Annie, Norman , their grandson, and Xiao Ye.

13 February 2012

Part 2: Beihai 24th World Hakka Conference 北海第24届世界客家恳亲大会

In this Part we publish some photos with captions for when the contingent were in Beihai, attending the 24th Hakka World Conference 北海第24届世界客家恳亲大会. 

We arrived on the evening of 29 November 2011, and were welcome at the Beihai Airport and escorted most of the way.

WELCOME sign for our Hakka Association of Western Australia Inc. by the team assigned to look after us while we were there.

Guided tours by experienced tour guides

Even the rain coats provided by the Organisers and all the warm clothes the delegates could gather, few could withstand the cold winds, and most had to leave before the end when the rain arrived.

The handsome and gallant gentlemen of the delegation with a Beihai Hakka Government official assigned to show us around. From left: Zhang Xiaoting, Alan Yit, Peter Hoe & Norman Chia.

Guided tour of the white-sand beach

Tour of the Buddhist Centre

A high Government official from Nanning, the capital city of Guangxi, friend of  Annie & Norman Chia,  hosted a luncheon for the delegation.

Even the security forces behind Norman & Annie Chia shown here at the Beihai Airport wore the World Hakka Conference official name tag around their neck.

High security alert to assure the safety of delegates, and to assure friendliness,  shown here wearing their World Hakka Conference official Identification Tags att he airport, behind Alan & Lily Yit.