Monday, January 26, 2009

Another HAPPY New Year!

These are just some images of the Chinese New Year markets in Central's Belmore Park. A rather motley collection of sideshow alley games and stalls selling tins of food and jars of sauce. The Australian Tax Office was also there - wonder what they were giving away, Tax Audits??

The street parade will be next Sunday, 1 Feb, starting at 7.45 pm. Should be a spectacle, see you there!

10 comments:

  1. Haha, that's a bit odd that the Tax Office was there! Did you find out what they were giving away? hehe

    Anyway, Happy Chinese New Year!!

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  2. LOL at the ATO being there, how completely random is that!

    Greta photos and Happy Chinese New Year to you and your family!

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  3. LOL Chinese New Year Markets...come for the Chinese food, stay for a Tax Audit!

    Gong Xi Fa Cai Belle!

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  4. hi missklicious - I was hoping they were giving out free refunds but there weren't too many people taking up the offer!

    hi chocolatesuze - no Vegemite for me as I didn't have time to eat the noodles and fill out the questionnaire...

    hi Lorraine - ha, the ATO needs all the publicity it can get!

    hi Karen - hehe, touche! They should tempt people with a dumpling and then hit them with a review of last year's deductions.

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  5. Gong Xi Fa Cai, Belle! What a splendid collage you've assembled!

    As for the ATO, perhaps they were monitoring the amount of money being passed around as hung-bao/ang pow? Probably getting the names of all the little children to audit when they grow up to account for the undeclared lucky money income.

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  6. ooh Lin Mei, you are too cynical. Though I'm sure the little children all have offshore bank accounts where they can stash their money (ATO take note).

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  7. Ahh Happy New Year! Great photos :) I like your collection of red packets.. care to share the love ;) hee hee

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  8. hi FFichiban - happy new year to you too. And those red packets are mine, mine, all mine!

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