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Home away from home

Can’t imagine it has been almost 8 months since I am away from home. Missing my family and friends and craving for the food too much!

As the cultural diversity of Brisbane, there are always many cultural festivals happening throughout the year. This weekends Citra Malaysia cultural festival was happening in the centre of Brisbane city. Citra Malaysia is an one day festival which serves to expose and promote Malaysian Culture in Queensland.

During the day, there were a series of activities and performances line up. In the morning, participants formed into different groups to participate in Explorace within Brisbane city. The participants have different tasks to achieve at the game stations. The group that completes all the tasks with the shortest duration will be the winner.

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Photo: Participants played the traditional game of Malaysia.

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Photo: Participants introduced Malaysia to local.

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Photo: The winner group of Explorace.

In the afternoon, the performances started at the stage outside of Queen Street Mall. The first performance was kick started by Lion Dance performance which represents the race of Chinese in Malaysia.

The following photos are Lion Dance performance.

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The following photos are singing and dance performances.

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Photo: Audiences were invited to go on stage to learn the dance.

The following photos are some of the Malaysia’s cultural activities for the audiences on the day.

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Photo: Malaysia map with the tourist spots and authentic food indicated.

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Photo: Goodies bag with small snacks inside. It recalls my childhood memories!

Homesick can be tough for international students. This cultural festival makes me feel like Brisbane is home away from home!

 

 

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