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!


  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!!

  2. hehe no free vegemite?

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

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

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

    Gong Xi Fa Cai Belle!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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).

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

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