(TBM) A good day for exhibitors and visitors (300 word story)

A beautiful boat at the event. Photo: Minh Nguyen

A beautiful boat at the event. Photo: Minh Nguyen

Hundreds of exhibitors, visitors and customers took part in the 21st annual Boat Show on Friday, May 23, a fine day with a blue sky and full of sunlight. For them, this day was exactly a good day.

This year’s Boat Show started in Gold Coast’s Sanctuary Cove a day before, on May 22, when there were strong winds and heavy rains. However, the general manager of the event, Mr Jensen, was confident of the success of this event.

Luckily, the weather was very beautiful in the following day. “What a good day! All participants are very happy with it,” said Howe, an exhibitor at the event. The man and his colleagues were very busy to welcome guests to visit their cruise.

The show draws the participation of more than 400 domestic and international exhibitors in the field of marine such as Cabo, Fasdeck, Predator, Le Volpi, Sun runner and others.

Exhibitors and producers hope that the event is a good chance for them to introduce and sell their products to local and foreign customers. According to the organization board, there are many international buyers and delegations taking part in the event.

A large number of boats and cruises with different sizes are displayed on the river around the Sanctuary Cove. Visitors and customers have opportunities to see and buy.

“All of them are very beautiful and expensive,” said Mark, a visitor from Sydney. Some small boat cost more than 100,000 AUD for each while large ones are worth more than 10 million AUD for each.

“I think, we will buy the bigger one,” a woman named Helen said to her husband. The middle-age couple from Victoria is looking for a boat worth round 300,000 AUD to buy.

During the fine day, other activities such as street entertainment, cooking performance with the participation of famous musicians, artists and chefs have launched.

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By Minh Nguyen


Important national event takes place


Veterans are matching on roads in Brisbane. Photo: Minh Nguyen

Like in many other cities in Australia, various meaningful activities were launched during the Anzac Day Ceremony on April 25 in Brisbane city, Queensland.

In the early morning of the day, a large number of people from the city’s street and different places in Queensland gathered in the city.

Thousands of veterans and local people joined a large memorial march on main streets such as Adelaide street, Queen street and Geoger street.

Young soldiers and old veterans with medals on their clothes walked along the streets with thunderous applause from audiences. Many people from local agencies and organisations in the city also took part in the event.

Numerous people including children bringing flowers and flags gave their gratitude and cheer for the passing parade.

‘I feel very happy and touched when joining the march,’ said Ann Maher, a female veteran. The old woman, who came from England, used to take part in the Second World War.

After the march, many people visited and wore wreaths with ‘Lest we forget’ bands at the Shire of Remembrance in the Anzac square.

Most of them stayed there for a long time. Some cried. Some told their children about the Anzac Day’s history. And some were just silent.

“It is a great time to remind young people of the sacrifice of people in wars,” said Melan, a old resident in the city. The man has a older brother who were a soldiers and died in the Second World War.

Anzac Day is exactly a really great time for people to pay their respects to service personnel as well. Many young soldiers in Brisbane were looking forward to the event. They felt very proud of what the army and armed services did in the past.

“Come on boys, do as I and others did before,” an old man said to young soldiers marching on roads.

After the event, these young soldiers will definitely do it.

By Minh Nguyen


(TBM-5)People rush to Brisbane for Anzac Day (100 word story)


The Adelaide street in Brisbane city is crowed by people on Anzac Day. Photo: Minh Nguyen

Anzac Day, one of the most important national events for Australians, attracted numerous people in Brisbane and suburbs on April 25.

According to Brisbane’s authorities, about 50,000 people gathered in the city centre for the ceremony.

“There are so many people here today,” said Thomas Franklin, a local 80 year old man. He takes part in the event every year.

Main streets, the Anzac square and the Shrine of Remembrance were the most crowded places with floods of residents and foreign visitors.

“What a big event, it takes me and my friends much time to get here,” said Ann Maher, an old veteran from Gold Coast.

“I had to take the earliest bus and train to come here,” said Yeng, a foriegn visitor from China.

Many people believe that the next year’s event will be bigger.

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By Minh Nguyen

(TBM-4)Chinese culture and tradition promoted in Australia (100 word story)


Buddha Birthday Festival is a really important event for Chinese people in Brisbane. Photo: Minh Nguyen

The Buddha Birthday Festival is a good chance for Chinese people living in Brisbane to promote their national culture.

During the three-day event, various Chinese cultural and traditional activities were launched.

“This is an excellent opportunity for us to introduce and promote our culture in Australia,” said Yuen Ly, one of the organisers of the event.

Tai Chi , a kind of Chinese material arts, drew the participation of many audiences at the event.

“I am so interested in the performance, I wish I could perform like that,” said Helen, a local girl.

Other cultural activities such as art items and dancing performances were also held in the event.

To see the performance, click clip

By Minh Nguyen