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May 1

Written by: Hong De Administrator
Tuesday, 1 May 2012 5:37 PM 

RAAF SaleOn the weekend, a team of 11 headed off to Sale (about 3 hours drive out of Melbourne). We arrived at the Royal Australian Air Force Base in the afternoon. After going through security checks, we were led to the Air Traffic Control School. We were introduced to Commander Peter Cooper who then led us through a tour of the school. We learnt about how courses are conducted at RAAF and what skill sets are most suited to Air Traffic Controllers (left-handers, music players and artists). We were then taken through various areas with simulations of control towers. We were pretty impressed with all the hardware until we were taken into the first of two 360 degree simulation rooms! The installation cost over $9 million! Later that night, we came back to the base to perform at the Officers Mess Ball, with a Chinese theme of course. Our lions posed for photos with all the Officers and their partners beforehand. We would like to thank Mandi Castle for booking us in the first place and Commander Peter Cooper for kindly giving us a very informative tour of some great equipment! We stayed overnight in Sale and did a little bit of sightseeing the next day before heading back to Melbourne. It was so funny that we were asked so many times by the locals what we were doing there. We must have looked out of place!! 

 

 

 

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Hong De Lion Dance Friends

Hong De Lion Dance Association would like to acknowledge support (with loan of equipment, recommendations, coaching) and friendship from the following lion and dragon dance teams:

Khuan Yee Lion Dance Association, Brisbane
Gingmo Academy, Perth
Chinese Youth Society of Melbourne, Melbourne
Khuan Loke Dragon and Lion Dance Association, Malaysia
Hong De Lion Dance Association, Subang, Malaysia
Kun Seng Keng Lion Dance Ass'n,  Malaysia
Kun Seng Keng Lion Dance Ass'n, Indonesia
Kun Seng Keng Lion Dance Ass'n, Singapore
Kong Ha Hong Lion Dance, Indonesia
Hung Gar Yau Shu, Melbourne
Chinese Youth League, Sydney
Jin Wu Koon, Sydney
Cheung Keung Lion Dance, Sydney
Cheung Keng Lion Dance, Hong Kong
Prosperous Mountain Lion Dance, Canberra
Deng Sifu, Melbourne
Siow Sifu, Wan Seng Hang, Malaysia
Ting Sifu, Singapore Dragon & Lion Athletic Association 
Quah Beng Chye, Penang, Malaysia
Yi Sifu, Singapore Yi Long International

Members of Hong De, Khuan Yee, Singapore Yi Wei and UK Yi Dao with Siow Sifu outside Wan Seng Hang

Hong De, Jin Wu Koon, Chinese Youth League and Khuan Yee at Market City LionFest2008

Glen Waverley Chinese New Year and Lantern Festival 2009 - Hong De and Khuan Yee teams

Hong De and Prosperous Mountain LD (Canberra) at the Sydney Opera House

Jin Wu Koon, Chinese Youth League, Prosperous Mountain and Hong De at the Sydney Opera House

Khuan Yee and Hong De lions at The CNY and Lantern Festival, Glen

 Moomba Parade 2010 - DTF's from CYSM, HGYS and Hong De

Indonesia KSK and Kong Ha Hong, Sentosa, Singapore - 2011

Centenary Concert with CYSM and HGYS (2011)

Melbourne Chinatown

Indonesia Kong Ha Hong, Jakarta

Indonesia Kun Seng Keng, Jakarta

Hong De Dragon and Lion Dance

 

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