MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF MELBOURNE DAI LOONG ASSOCIATION
Kung Hei Fatt Choi
The Pig is usually associated with good fortune and wealth, symbolising a generous, indulgent, patient and sociable person with a broad sense of humour and understanding. And, it likes sleeping and eating.
The Pig also symbolises good health during festivities. When roast pork is offered at the prayer altars, the “golden” colour symbolises ”in the pink of health”.
So let’s head into 2019 with a calm and relaxed mind, ready to have a merry time and enjoy:
– Traditional Roast Pork, including “Vegetarian Mock Roast Pork”
– Best Pork Crackling
– Savoury Pork Dumplings
– Sweet and Sour Pork
Join in our festivities and participate in our competitions to see who can eat the most
– Chinese Pork Sausages (Lup Cheong), or
– Pork Hock, or
– “Pig in the Blanket”
Let’s “Oink! Oink” in the New Year with fun and laughter, but also with serenity and hope that the Pig will lead us into a Very Happy, Prosperous, Safe and Healthy Year.
Guo Nian Hao
Miss Tow-Eng Lim JP
Melbourne Dai Loong Association Inc.
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF CHINATOWN PRECINCT ASSOCIATION
I would like to congratulate the Melbourne Dai Loong Association (MDLA) which has been selected as the organisation to manage the Melbourne Chinese New Year Festival. Chinatown Precinct Association is very happy to be able to work together with MDLA to showcase many new cultural activities.
Not only has the community at large gained from this great effort, the businesses in our Melbourne Chinatown have also secured considerable promotion and other benefits. The MDLA is to be admired for its enthusiasm and energy and we hereby acknowledge their endeavours with gratitude.
People born in the Year of the Pig are calm and peaceful. During this Year of the Earth Pig, they may suffer from work pressures and financial crises. However, most of them will overcome such difficulties because of their optimism and even personality. Stable work and potential promotion will bring enviable returns in 2019 and should prepare an efficient plan to manage their income.
Do enjoy the many scrumptious dishes prepared by our Chinatown Traders, including traditional sweet & sour pork, barbeque roast pork and the crunch! crunch! of the pork crackling!
I wish everyone celebrating the Chinese New Year “Kung Hei Fatt Choi / Gong Xi Fa Cai”.
Danny Doon JP
Chinatown Precinct Association Inc.