There will be plenty to see and do at the festival including:
Various cultural and art activities.
Delicious Taiwanese typical food and other delicacies from across Asia. There will also be demonstrations on how to make them.
Fun traditional Taiwanese novelties and including diabolo, spinning tops, puppets play performance and other similar.
Small gifts and introduction on Taiwan's interesting nature and their popular tourist sites.
Full entertainment program including traditional and modern performing arts, Taiwanese indigenous dance, drum performance, their typical costume parade, dragon and lion dancing and more!
This event is a FREE one and is a family-friendly experience. It is an event not to be missed and one that you can go to if you cannot go and holiday there.
This event is organised by the Melbourne Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce (MTCC) with the support of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office. The idea of the event is to indulge in the cultural, social and commercial ideas of the Taiwanese-Australian community in Melbourne. They would also like to further promote the co-operation and relationship between these different communities.
FOOD Taiwanese cuisine is both interesting and extremely tasty. Taiwan's national dish is an excellent filling meal. Their braised beef noodle dish is said to have originated in Kaoshiung right at the southern tip of Taiwan. This dish is also known as Taiwanese Beef Noodles and is served at all cafes/street foods.
Taiwan food blends a variety of Chinese types and particularly from Fujian and Guangdong.
Popular Taiwanese foods include:
Fried meat dumplings
Stinky tofu and cuttlefish soup
Oyster thin noodles
Taiwanese beef noodles
These are several of the more popular meals and favourite desserts and drinks include aiyu which is a jelly, Taiwanese oranges and Bubble Milk Tea, which we can now buy locally at several places.
A BIT ABOUT TAIWAN Taiwan is an island in the western Pacific Ocean and it is about 160 km off the coast of southeastern China.
Taiwan is about 395 km long and about 145 km across at its widest point. Taipei, in Taiwan's north, is the main gate of the government of the Republic of China.
As well as the main island, the ROC government has jurisdiction over 22 other islands in the Taiwan group. There are about 64 islands to the west in the Pescadores archipelago and these are situated right off the coast of China's Fujian province.
What does the phrase "the main gate of the government of the republic of China" mean? Taiwan has an independent government from the People's Republic of China. It's like saying Auckland is the main gate of the Government of Australia!