I found myself in Cabramatta on Saturday, and was instantly drawn to the rhythmic beating of drums and cacophonous clashing of cymbals. Like the Pied Piper, the traditional energetic dragon dance just urges you to follow.
The locals were out in full force, enjoying the market stalls in Freedom Plaza and various entertainment and dance displays.
The giving of fruit (both fresh and candied) figures highly at Chinese New Year, and I couldn't help snapping away at the luscious tropical fruits on offer, and all the other colourful sights that make up the vibrant community of Cabramatta.
Decorations for Chinese New Year of the Pig
Rambutans look so pretty but I think I prefer lychees which are sweeter and juicier.
One of the prettiest fruits ever (both inside and out) yet surprisingly mild in taste.
Bolts of fabric
I wish I were craftier so I could take turn all these fabrics into pretty homemade things.
Banana cakes made with sticky rice and coconut
Dragon dance heads down the street
These taste great in summer straight out of the fridge. A bit like a perfumed juicy smooth lychee.
These taste like a dry unripe nashi to me. I've never been a big fan but I know plenty who adore this fruit.
Fresh pistachio nuts
Slippers for sale
A local shopper
New Year gift of dried candied fruits
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