31st Peranakan Convention, 23-25 November 2018

The 31st Peranakan Convention, held in Tangerang – Banten, Indonesia, was hosted by PERTIWI and attended by over 500 delegates from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, USA and The Netherlands.

Besides colorful cultural performances, interesting talks on Peranakan culture, batik and food workshops, there were also interesting cultural visits to the Benteng Heritage Museum and Boen Teck Bio (the oldest Chinese temple in Tangerang, founded in 1684).

Congratulations to Pak Udaya Halim and his team of PERTIWI volunteers for making this convention a great success!

  

 

 

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Social Saturday Afternoon Tea, November 17th, 2018

Our last Saturday Social Afternoon Tea on 17 November ended on a positive note for 2019!

Feng Shui Master Siou Foon Lee was invited to give us an interesting talk on The Year of the Earth Pig 2019.
In Australia, Master Siou Foon Lee is recognized for pioneering traditional Feng  and Chinese astrology. She has actively introduced the subject participating in festivals and shows popularizing the ancient tradition, appearing in TV interviews, introducing the subject to viewers on Channel 9 in the “Money Program” and Channel 7 in Sunrise & Morning Show. She has gained extensive exposure in the media over the years as well as appearing in a Business Review Weekly write up. Her consultancy and professional training is where Master Siou Foon Lee shares her values, integrity and dedication to the ancient art as practiced by traditional masters.

As usual our afternoon tea has always been celebrated with delicious “kueh kueh” brought by some members.

The Executive Committee will be in recess in December 2018 into January 2019. We will return to celebrate the Chinese New Year in February. More exciting activities lined up for 2019!

 

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Social Saturday Afternoon Tea, 17th November 2018

Our last Saturday Social Afternoon Tea for the year is on 17th November.  The Executive Committee and some members will be leaving for Jakarta in November to attend the 31st Baba Nyonya Convention.  The Executive Committee will be in recess in December 2018 into January 2019.  We will return to celebrate the Chinese New Year in February.

For this upcoming Saturday Social, we have invited Feng Shui Master Siou Foon Lee to give us a talk on The Year of the Earth Pig 2019.  What will 2019 be like? Join us and find out more!

In Australia, Master Siou Foon Lee is recognized for pioneering traditional Feng Shui and Chinese astrology. She has actively introduced the subject participating in festivals and shows popularizing the ancient tradition, appearing in TV interviews, introducing the subject to viewers on Channel 9 in the “Money Program” and Channel 7 in Sunrise & Morning Show. She has gained extensive exposure in the media over the years as well as appearing in a Business Review Weekly write up. Her consultancy and professional training is where Master Siou Foon Lee shares her values, integrity and dedication to the ancient art as practiced by traditional masters.

Venue: 54 Agincourt Road, Marsfield, NSW 2122
Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm to 4.00 pm
Cost: $5.00 for members and $8.00 for non-members

For us to cater a once-a-month event for the PAA Community, we do ask that you come and support your PAA community and enjoy a warm fellowship and snack session.

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL for catering purposes. Kindly register and make payment to:
PAA, CBA Bank, BSB 062010, Account No:1034 7340
Reference: Nov 17th SS- your name
Deadline: Nov 13, 2018
Registration: https://tinyurl.com/FengShuiTalk17Nov

Buah Tangan – If any member or guest would like to bring along a plate of snacks to add to our Afternoon Tea, you are very welcome to do so.

For more information of the event – contact: events.paansw@gmail.com
To join as a member: ($20 per annum), please follow this link:
http://peranakanaustralia.org/index.php/membership/

 

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Social Saturday Afternoon Tea, October 20th, 2018

An enjoyable Social Saturday afternoon tea was attended by about 40 people. Christina of Christina’s Gourmet did a very appetizing demonstration on preparing authentic Nyonya Mee Siam and everyone enjoyed this delicious Nyonya delicacy. Our members also brought a variety of kueh kueh to add to the afternoon tea.

Thereafter, members participated in a fun joget session. Those who are attending the 31st Baba Nyonya Convention 2018 to be held in Jakarta next month also practiced for a joget performance.

Our next and last Social Saturday Afternoon Tea for the year will be on 17th November 2018.

 

 

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Social Saturday October 20th, 2018

More activities are in the pipe line… we have our anniversary celebration on the 22nd September, followed by our 20th October Saturday Social Afternoon Tea!  Come and join us!

For our Social Saturday Afternoon Tea, we have invited Christina from Christina’s Gourmet to do a demonstration of preparing delicious authentic Mee Siam.  We will also have a ‘joget’ session.  A fun afternoon not to be missed!

Venue: 54 Agincourt Road, Marsfield, NSW 2122
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm to 5.00pm
Cost: $5.00 for members and $8.00 for non-members
Tea & coffee will be provided.

For us to cater a once-a-month event for the PAA Community, we do ask that you come and support your PAA community and enjoy a warm fellowship and makan session. It will be an enjoyable afternoon of fun and laughter!

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL for catering purposes. Kindly register and make payment to:

PAA, CBA Bank, BSB 062010, Account No:1034 7340
Reference: Oct 20th SS- your name
Deadline: Oct 17th, 2018

Registration: https://tinyurl.com/paanswmeesiamoct

Buah Tangan – If any member or guest would like to bring along a plate of snacks to add to our Afternoon Tea, you are very welcome to do so.

For more information of the event – contact: events.paansw@gmail.com

To join as a member: ($20 per annum), please follow this link:
http://peranakanaustralia.org/index.php/membership/

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PAA NSW 7th Year Anniversary Dinner, 22 Sep 2018

We had a memorable evening on 22 Sep 2018. Taking this opportunity in thanking our members and guests who joined us for our anniversary dinner. As always, we had a fantastic time and it was wonderful to gather together to celebrate PAA NSW’s 7th!
A picture tells a thousand words!

More photos can be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/pg/PAANSWINC/photos/

 

 

 

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PAANSW features Evelyn Tan, President of the Association

PAANSW has come a long way and joyfully, it is celebrating its 7th year anniversary on 22nd September 2018. This month, PAANSW is happy to feature one of the founding members  and President of the Association – Evelyn Tan.

For more information on our Anniversary Celebration and to make booking:                        http://peranakanaustralia.org/index.php/2018/08/13/2018-sep-22nd-pa…niversary-dinner/

Babas and Nyonyas in Sydney, make sure you enter this date in your diary!

Evelyn Tan, one of our founding members and President of Peranakan Association in Sydney is a natural leader and the live wire of the Association!

A very dedicated, committed and generous person who is always sparing a thought for others and puts her heart and soul in everything she does.  Needless to say, her love and time for the Association is her passion.

Evelyn loves to dance and cook. She loves to teach members how to joget (dance) and ikat sarong (wrap sarong). She is an inspiration to everyone who knows her.

The Association celebrates its 7th successful year on 22nd September 2018.  Evelyn and her Committee members are actively keeping the Peranakan culture alive through organizing interesting activities and events for the members.

Evelyn’s passion in cooking and dancing

To join as a member: ($20 per single, per annum), or ($30 per couple per annum) please follow this link:
http://peranakanaustralia.org/index.php/membership/

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Our ‘Make Merry’ Social Saturday, August 2018

A ‘make merry’ afternoon enjoyed by our members and friends.  An opportune time where you meet new people, savour Peranakan delicacies and get connected with Peranakan culture. Peggy did an interesting demonstration on how to prepare red bean glutinous rice balls, thereafter everyone had at least a delicious serving each.  As always, our afternoon tea provided a variety of Nyonya “kueh kueh” – ondeh, apom balek and kueh cucor ikan bilis, specially prepared by our fellow bibi and nyonyas. Our fellow members also brought durian sponge cake and chocolate cake, which were a bonus to the spread.

Glutinous rice balls in syrup is a dessert and is also called Kuih Ee or Tang Yuan. It is eaten as a symbol of unity and togetherness during Tang Chek (Winter Solstice festival), weddings, birthdays, and the Chinese New Year. The roundness of the balls signifies that the year will be a smooth one.  A dessert for everyone in the family to eat and enjoy together.

  

 

Our Social Saturday is usually held once a month. PAA NSW organizes cultural activities and events, which is a great way for Peranakan members to stay connected with their culture and non-Peranakans are warmly welcome to join in the community to enjoy fun and good fellowship and also to learn more about Peranakan culture.

Our upcoming event is PAA NSW 7th Anniversary Celebration on 22nd September 2018. Scroll down for more information. If you are interested to join us, do register and make payment by 15 September.

Date/Time: Saturday, 22nd September 2018, 6.00 pm
Venue: Crystal Seafood Restaurant, (Located in Strathfield Plaza)
Address: Shop 29, Strathfield Plaza, 14 Churchil Ave, Strathfield NSW 2135
Dress code:Sarong kebaya or evening cocktail (ladies), b
aju Cina or smart casual (men)

Price: Members – $60.00 per person and Non-members – $75.00 per person
Single table booking: 10 people to a table – $650.00 per table

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Kindly register and make payment to:

PAA, CBA Bank, BSB 062010, Account No:1034 7340

Reference: Anniv18/your name
Deadline: Pay by September 15th, 2018
Registration: https://tinyurl.com/paa2018anniversary

For more information of the event – contact: events.paansw@gmail.com

To join as a member: ($20 per single, per annum), or ($30 per couple per annum) please follow this link:
http://peranakanaustralia.org/index.php/membership/

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2018 Sep 22nd PAA NSW 7th Anniversary Dinner

Dear Members,

It’s time to celebrate our PAA’s 7th Anniversary Celebration with 11-course dinner at Crystal Seafood Restaurant, a sprawling establishment for Chinese specialties, and an evening of great entertainment and attractive prizes to be won.

Date/Time: Saturday, 22nd September 2018, 6.00 pm
Venue: Crystal Seafood Restaurant, (Located in Strathfield Plaza)
Address: Shop 29, Strathfield Plaza, 14 Churchil Ave, Strathfield NSW 2135
Dress code: Sarong Kebaya (Ladies or Evening Cocktails)/Baju Cina or Smart Casual (Men)

Featuring top artistes:
A 2-piece band by Guinn Ragel,
Connie Francis of South East Asia – Patricia Pestana – all the way from Perth
Our very own renown Eliza and her dancers.

Our annual Raffle with exciting and wonderful prizes to be won. Silent auction. Sarong Kebaya Parade, plenty of dancing to sweet memories of yesteryear, and many more entertainment. Karaoke for anyone who loves to sing.

Price: Members – $60.00 per person and Non-members – $75.00 per person
Single table booking: 10 people to a table – $650.00 per table

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Kindly register and make payment to:

PAA, CBA Bank, BSB 062010, Account No:1034 7340

Reference: Anniv18/your name
Deadline: Pay by September 15th, 2018
Registration: https://tinyurl.com/paa2018anniversary

For more information of the event – contact: events.paansw@gmail.com

To join as a member: ($20 per single, per annum), or ($30 per couple per annum) please follow this link:
http://peranakanaustralia.org/index.php/membership/

Come join us for a memorable evening of delicious cuisine, and where great entertainment, fun and laughter awaits all those who join in our PAANSW anniversary celebration.

We look forward to an enjoyable time together!

Evelyn Tian
President, PAA NSW
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PAANSW features Bibi Teo in the month of August

PAANSW has come a long way and joyfully, it is celebrating its 7th year anniversary on 22nd September 2018. This month, PAANSW is happy to feature one of the founding members of the association – Bibi Teo.

More information on our Anniversary Celebration coming soon! Babas and Nyonyas in Sydney, make sure you enter this date in your diary!

One of our founding members and executive committee member of PAANSW is none other than Bibi Teo, who is also our counsel for food (of course!). Gardening and cooking are her passions. In her garden, she has more than 45 rose plants and many other plants including hydrangeas, hibiscus, azaleas and plenty of herbs for cooking. Most of all, she loves to cook for her family.

Bibi Teo, is an excellent cook but is modest about it, Generous at heart, she shares her cooking tips and mouth-watering Peranakan delicacies that she enjoys preparing for the Saturday Social afternoon tea.

Bibi has also done a few demonstrations on how to prepare Peranakan dishes during afternoon tea gatherings. She continues to inspire other members to learn, cook and share.

Hand crafted dishes by Bibi Teo

To join as a member: ($20 per single, per annum), or ($30 per couple per annum) please follow this link:
http://peranakanaustralia.org/index.php/membership/

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