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Feast your senses on the flavours of Asia
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Tasty Tempting Food At Penang Night Market


Australia's links to Asia strengthen every year as we develop stronger economic and cultural connections, while migrants from Asia have given us an appetite to learn more about the region.

This year's OzAsia Festival will bring a feast for your senses - from food to films and an eclectic range of literary and cultural performances, to theatre in Adelaide. The Festival runs from September 13-29 and this year has a Malaysian theme, with the official image featuring a Malay tiger.

A total of 47 events will bring 195 artists and presenters from around the globe including Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, Turkey, Iraq and Japan. There will be a selection of free events as well as premium shows featuring world renown performers.

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Kamahl Will Share His Story With the Audience


Household name entertainer Kamahl will share an intimate time with his audience at Her Majesty's Theatre, recalling his time in Adelaide during the 1950's and reflecting on his culturally diverse influences.

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Browse the Penang Night Market


Given the recent success of Adelaide's Night Market, it will be fascinating to experience a free Penang Night Market with authentic hawker style food, live music and roving entertainment on The Terrace at the Adelaide Festival Centre.

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Extreme Jump - Extreme Entertainment!


After eating your fill at the market it would be a great time to experience Extreme Jump! from the Yegam Theatre Company. This Korean family will demonstrate spectacular martial arts moves, combined with comedy and cartoon capers. Check out the awesome video for a taste of what to expect.

A fascinating fusion of cultures from Ireland and China will be found in comical performance Fight The Landlord, a look at contemporary issues around living in China.

OzAsia On Page is a free series of literary events at the Adelaide Festival Centre looking at Australia's interaction with Asia, while for something more practical you can learn the fine art of making the signature Korean dish Kimchi with chef Chung Jae Lee.

Foodies will also love taking A Mouth Watering Journey - a banquet style dinner from acclaimed chefs Chung Jae Lee (Korean) and Cheong Liew (Malaysian) as they transport diners from Penang to Seoul.

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Indian Hawkers at Mount Gambier in 1895


The Visionary Lights is a collaboration between the Migration Museum, Adelaide Festival Centre, and Adelaide City Council, a free performance celebrating the connections between Adelaide and its sister city Penang. Another free collaboration between the Adelaide Festival Centre and History SA explores the rich range of connections between India and Australia during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

There is an enormous variety of activities and performances listed in the OzAsia program, so have a browse to see what appeals to you.

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The Ever Popular Moon Lantern Festival


The fabulous free Moon Lantern Festival was enormously popular last year, and is bound to be bigger and better under a full moon this year. This colourful occasion at Elder Park is sure to be a delight for the whole family.

Whichever event you choose, make sure that you sample at least some of the offerings from the OzAsia Festival. They will bring to you a view of Asia from a completely different perspective.
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Why? Explore different cultures
When: 13th-29th September
Phone: (08) 8216 8600
Where: Adelaide, SA
Cost: Varies, some events are free
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The Penang Night Market sounds scrumptious - brilliant, comprehensive article. Thanks Dave!
by Jenny Pickett (score: 3|1696) 2356 days ago
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