Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. What do these countries have in common? They're ten nations that form ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations). An intergovernmental arrangement formed in 1967, they promote political, economic and social cooperation and regional stability. They also stand for peace and cooperation to which ASEAN is dedicated.
Australia's economic and security interests are inextricably linked with the countries of SE Asia. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Australia's relations with ASEAN, the Queen Victoria Market (QVM - Queen St, Melbourne) are hosting a cultural event on Sunday 28 August 2016 from 9am to 4pm. Attendance is free.
Revel in the best food, culture, music performances and family activities for kids and grown-ups alike, as well as games and social clubs at this ten nation event. Featuring will be cultural developments and authentic food from the countries that form ASEAN. The multicultural communities of each nation will also showcase their culture and achievements at this colourful event.
There'll be street food catered by Melbourne's food industry, with restaurants handpicked as top of the line in this city. Bring everyone and enjoy an Asian feast fest in the backyard of Melbourne's multicultural community.