EKKA started today

EKKA 2014

EKKA, I believe that is the largest event in Brisbane, started today! This event holds in RNA showground until 20/8.  This year is 140th EKKA show.

Originally, this event is an agriculture show. Of course, during the show, you can see a lot of livestock and crops.

Nowadays, EKKA got a lot of various activities. It sounds like a carnival. It got some rides and some live performances and firework displays at night!

If you go to EKKA, you should miss their show bags which is a bag contains commercial merchandise. This merchandise will have much higher value than the price tag of a showbag.

Also, this year got a new feature, the gourmet plaza. That is similar a street food market; you can enjoy from street foods in there. The stalls are from various restaurants such as Eat Fresh Mexican and Let’s Do Yum Cha.

Please do not miss that! However, the ticket price is quite high. For adults, each ticket cost $32. Children ticket cost $21. There is a cheaper option if you just want to watch the night show and having a dinner in there. You can get a Twilight Ticket for $16, if you choose to enter after 6pm.

Garden City

Garden City will hold a food festival (Eat.Drink Festival) Tomorrow and on this Sunday. Yes, I believe this event may not be considered as a major event in Brisbane, but I am still keen to go. That is because Garden City is near our home. Moreover, we will go to Garden city for shopping or lunch at the most of weekend anyway. I think I do not need to take much effort for going this event.
Moreover, the programs are good, there are some free tasting activities and free coffee workshop. In additional, there are some discount deals during this event, for example, Jamaica Blue will have buy one coffee get one free offer. If you go to Garden City, it is worth to take the advantage to join this event
5th to 6 th August 20017

10 AM – 6 PM

Night Noodle Markets 2015

The annual food festival, Night Noodle Markets, comes again, according to their website, the night market will be started today! And until 30th of this month, it will open in South Bank’s cultural forecourt every night. During the period there are 23 Asian restaurants where stalls, such as:

Philippine skewers – Hoy Pinoy, there is a big charcoal oven to do skewers!

Hoy Pinoy


Hoy Pinoy

Charcoal grills

And Blackstar Pastry x n2 Gelato, Teppanyaki Noodles and so on. Also, I checked their menu, The last year favor, a watermelon Strawberry cake, will be still available.Last night, that was very popular. There was a big long queue in front of the stall.


Also as in the past, during the event, there are some live music entertainments.

Summary of the above points, it seems this year’s night market will be desirable.

But according to previous years of experience, the portion is not big. Also, we need to spend around twenty dollars to feel full. Please remember, this market is cashless. You need to bring your bank cards along


Fee: Free to entry

Date: 19-30/7/2017


Mon to Fri: 5pm til late
Sat, Sun:4pm til late

Location:South Bank, cultural forecourt

This Saturday and Sunday in Southbank, there will be an annual food festival, Regional Flavors.
During the event, there will be 80 stalls touting gourmet fare from chocolate to fruit across Queensland.

Also, there will be free cooking demonstrations from celebrity chef and industry experts and live music.
I believe that will be a good family activity for this weekend.


Location: Southbank Brisbane

Fee: Free to entry

SkatingAt Festival(Winter Festival)

Now is the winter time in Brisbane, but the lowest degree in Winter time is only around 7-8 degree. Thus, we cannot see the snow.
However, you can go to SkatingAt Festival(which used to call Winter Festival ) to have a snowy winter.
From today to 9th July 2017, a giant ice rink and ice slide have setup in King George Square. I believe you can skate in there. But you need to pay the entry fee, Adult $26, Children (8 to 13-year-old) $19, Kid (3 to 7-year-old) $12.(Buy online ~20% off).
Also, there are some food trucks next to the ice rink. They offer some hot foods, which is the best for the cozy winter, such as German Sausages and wood fired pizza.
That sounds cool, I think you should not miss this event.

Sunnybank $2 Food Trail Summer 2016

This Saturday (17th June,2017), Sunnybank Plaza and Sunny Park will hold Sunnybank $2 Food Trail again. I think that is an very effective campaign. This event will be held twice per year. On that day, from 2 pm to 8 pm, the participated restaurants in those two shopping centers will offer $2 tasting plates. Besides, the ranges of the dish on the offers have wide range of choices, such as Chinese, Japanese, Hong Kong Style, Vietnamese, Korean and Taiwanese styles. Also, because we are in the Summer, this times, some restaurants will offer chilled desserts and they mentioned some other new mini tasting dish. According to their website, this event is only about food; there will be some live entertainments too, such as live performance from
local musicians and traditional roaming lion dancers . This year, they will have a dedicated Kids Zone. There will be face painting, board games and colouring-in. I think the kids will have fun too!
For the further details, please visit their website.


Venue:Sunnybank Plaza and Sunny Park

Click Frenzy - Online Stores Sales

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From 7pm AEDT Tonight to tomorrow 7pm AEDT, there is an online sales event happening in Australia. It calls Click Frenzy which is similar to Cyber Monday in the US. Some major online stores will have a fast sale on their selected products during the time, such as Myer, Coles,  Sheridan and Chemist Warehouse to promote online shopping.Those participated stores are from computer stores to supermarket and house ware. Almost every things is covered. The most  attractive offer to me is from Coles Click & Collect. If you buy $100 in one shop, you get $20 off!

For the further details, please check their website.

$1 Breakfast@IKEA

Today is Mother’s Day. IKEA Logan got an offer to celebrate this. If you buy a breakfast in full price,$3.99, at IKEA Logan, your mum get a free breakfast.  Vegetarian option is available. For the further details, please visit their website.

(Note: I don’t know whether this Buy One Get One Free offer is for mother or everyone.)



Logan Exit 23

3539-3565 Pacific Highway


Breakfast Hours: 9am – 11am Every day

ANZAC parade 2017

ANZAC Ex-Service People
Tomorrow is ANZAC Day which is a national day of remembrance in all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. Also, the day is to honor Australian and New Zealanders soldiers took part in the operations at Gallipoli on 25th April 1915.

Tomorrow from 10am to noon, a ANZAC parade will be held in Brisbane City (From Adelaide Street, Brisbane City, near City Hall ) . The Australia defence force and ex-service men and women will be a part of the parade. Moreover, this year is the 102nd year of ANZAC. This parade will be very meaningful.

Easter is coming. IKEA will have a Swedish Style Buffet in their Australia stores to celebrate this at 5:30 to 7:30 pm,13th April 2017. The ticket price is a bargain. The adult is $19.99, Children (5 years old to 12 years) is $10.99, the children under five are free. Moreover, if you are IKEA Family or IKEA Business member, the price is $14.99.
Although this Swedish Style Buffet offers mainly meat balls, smoked salmon, cakes and sparking cider, they are similar what IKEA offers nomrally, but the price is only a bit higher than a normal dinner, then you can have as much as you want during these two hours. That is still a good value deal!