Taiwan Night Market 2019

Taiwan Night Market

This Friday and Saturday, there is a family-friendly event, Taiwan Night Market. It will be held on the Level 3 car park in Sunnybank Hills Shopping town, which is an excellent location for us. This is a central hub for those people lives on the south side of Brisbane.
During the event, there are a lot of food stalls to serve the Taiwanese delicious night market cuisines. Moreover, in the stage, there are Taiwanese culture amazing local performances. Lastly, at 9 pm on Saturday, there will be a fireworks display too!
I think that should a fun event for our family! I planned to go on this Saturday. By the way, this year, all stalls accept cash and credit card. I think the event like last year regarding their own cashless payment system issue won’t happen.


Date: Friday 11 & Saturday 12 October
Time: 4:30pm to 9:30pm
Fireworks: 9.00pm, Saturday 12 October
Location: Level 3, Carpark Sunnybank Hills Shoppingtown
Free Entry

This Saturday, Sunny Plaza has a big one day sale, for example, the Giordano will be a store-wide discount, nothings over $40, and OPSM has a 20% discount. However, the most attractive is the 10-minute flash mob sale, which will be offered at different times in various stores, and only for ten minutes.

Sunnybank Plaza One Day Sale 2019

For example, at 11:30, the CHATIME will have buy one get one free offer. At 1 pm, 5 Degrees will have all drinks $3 only. At 2.30 pm, Gloria Jeans Coffees will have buy one get one free too!

If you have time, you can come there and check it out.

RIVERFIRE 2019


This Saturday, Brisbane Festival 2019 will be officially ended. That is the time for the most significant event of this festival, Brisbane Riverfire, as the course event. It will start this Saturday at 7:00 pm. At the time, there will be a ton of colorful fireworks at the River to light up Brisbane.
This event is not about Fire Works; There will be aerial displays from defense force at Southbank, not many other opportunities you can see the fighter jets from RAAF

According to the official website of Brisbane Festival, the timetable listed as the below:

4:20 pm – C 17A Globemaster flypast

4:10 pm – Roulettes Aerobatic Display

5:30 pm – FA-18 flypast;-

Also, there is a new element, SVITZER TUG BOATS BALLET. That is a water on the boats at Brisbane River. That is a popular highlight from Syndey’s New Year’s celebration. It will starts at 3.30pm. You can see it at southbank

I believe this event is worth to go! Thus Many people will go to Southbank for this. Then, the best way to there is using public transport. Translink will have extra services for this event! There will be special shuffle bus for this event. They will run every 8 minutes between 4 pm to 7 pm from:
shuttle 9 runs all busway stations from Eight Mile Plains to South Bank
Shuttle 4 runs between all stops via Old Cleveland Rd and busway, then express from Gabba to Ann Street
Shuttle 6 runs between all stops and busway stations from Chermside to Woolloongabba

All translink service will be free from 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Lastly. 1pm on this Friday, there will be FA18 flypast rehearsal.

There are a lot of activities in this area this month. In Brisbane, We have Brisbane Festival. Also in Toowoomba which is about one and half hour driving distance, there is also a significant event happening. This is The Carnival of Flowers, which held from 20th to29th September.

The Chronicle Garden Competition

First of all, I need to recommend you visit the private gardens of the Chronicle Garden Competition and I think that is a must-do event. Many passionate locals turned their private gardens into stunning floral showpiece . to participate in this competition. Those gardens are gorgeous, and some yards are big, like a small botanic garden. For the detailed address of those gardens, you need to buy the 20th Septemeber of The Chronicle which is available in most of the local newsagent in Toowoomba. And if you would like to spend a bit, there are some bus tours ($45 Adult, ) to take you to those gardens, Toowoomba Visitor Information Center will have more information about this.

Queens Park

Besides, there is a giant carnival and flower show in queens park. It is the primary site of this activity. There will be a lot of beautiful flowers and some live music too.

USQ Japanese garden

Besides queens park and those private gardens, the USQ Japanese garden is also a must-do place. There are too many flowers in full bloom, stunning.That is an Authentic Japanese Graden. If you read those photo I took in there; you cannot imagine that in Toowoomba, not in Japan.

Grand Central Floral Parade Float Parade

If you have time, you can also participate in the Grand Central Floral Parade on 21st September at 3 pm. By then, there are dozens of flowery floats will parade near Queens Park, Starting at he corner of Herries & Hume St .

Toowoomba Picnic Point

Please do not miss the Picnic Point. There are not too many blooming flowers to enjoy, but there is beautiful scenery. Where you can take a panoramic view of Toowoomba.

I believe that this will be suitable for your whole family, that will be the best activity for you this weekend.

CELEBRATEBRISBANE RIVER OF LIGHT

From today to 28th September, we have a major annual event held in Brisbane, Brisbane Festival. There are different activities in the Brisbane districts, please check their website for further details. However, the most of events are held in their main stage at culture forecourt.

The most attractive event is Light of River which is a lazer show at the Brisbane River. There were similar events in the past years. Almost every year, I went out to Brisbane City to watch. In this year, the event will be held every night (except Monday) 6.15pm,8pm,9pm from 6 Sept to 28 Sept. The vintage point for this event is Culture forecourt at Southbank.

Lastly, please do not the closing event of Brisbane Festival, Riverfire at 7pm on 28th Sept.

Gold Coast Show

This times is my weekend recommendation is Gold coast show. It is from Friday to Sunday, at Broadwater Parklands. I would call it, the Gold Coast version of Ekka, a giant carnival. Thus, there are farm animals for kids, camel rides on the beach and music shows, and even Showbags. Almost everything EKKA has, there will be too, just smaller. Also, it is a fireworks show at 7 o’clock on Sunday and 8 pm on Friday and Saturday. The most important thing about the “Little” EKKA is free admission(However, you may need to pay the parking)! So I believe it will be suitable for everyone in your family!

date:30-8-2019 To 1-9-2019

Time: 9am to 9pm

Venue: board water parkland

Free to Entry

EKKA 2019

EKKA 2014

From tomorrow to 18/8, EKKA will be held in RNA showground. This is the largest agriculture show in queensland. Thus,  there are a number of corp and animals!

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Besides of these, that sounds like carnival. It got some rides and some live performances at night!

Rides @EKKA

Another signature item of EKKA is  showbag which is a bag contains commercial merchandise. These merchandise will have much higher value than the price tag of a showbag. 

Also, there are some must-eat food at EKKA. The first one is strawberry ice cream which is the most famous food in EKKA. Some of my friends said you can only have it in EKKA.

That is a kind of very special ice cream. At the most top level, there is a whole strawberry. Next strawberry ice cream is under placed under that.  Then there are some sliced  strawberry inside the cup. Finally, at lowest level,  vanilla ice cream is placed at the base. It tasted different in each level. That is very very tasty.

strawberry ice cream@EKKA

Secondly, I wish to recommend Tasty toast with cream cheese. I love it. That is very tasty creamy!

Cheese Taostie@EKKA

Another signature item of EKKA is  showbag which is a bag contains commercial merchandise. These merchandise will have much higher value than the price tag of a showbag. 

Showbag

Please do not miss that!

Night Noodle Markets 2015

From today to 4th August, it is the Night Noodle Markets again. You can go to the cultural forecourt of the South Bank every night to “sweep the streets” and taste Asian street food. During the period, there were more than 20 Asian restaurants stalled there, such as:

Filipino skewers – Hoy Pinoy, there is a big charcoal stove to do skewers!

Hoy Pinoy
Charcoal grills

And Flying Noodles, Chu the Phat, Calabang, Wok Master, May’s Malaysian Hawker, etc.

Of course, it will not be just about “food” , there will be some live music performances too.

I believe that this year’s night market will be quite exciting!

However, according to the experience of previous years, the amount of food they sold is not too significant. If you want to eat enough, each person will spend almost $20, and please remember your bank card, only accept the card, not cash.

Free admission

time:

Monday – Wednesday : 5.00pm – 9.00pm
Thursday & Friday : 5.00pm – 10.00pm
Saturday :4.00pm – 10.00pm
Sunday : 4.00pm – 9.00pm

Location: South Bank, cultural forecourt

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Coles Little Shop 2

 coles shopping trolley - little shop

Last year, the little shop event in Coles was very successful. I had a lot of friends who were crazy about it; they were trying to get every mini-collectibles. The 2nd series of Little Shop has started now. Same as last year, if you spend more than $30 in Coles or Coles Express, even with Fuel, you get a mini-collectible toy, such as mini-peanuts butter, mini-bread roll, mini-toothpaste. We are not crazy about that, but we are keen on that. This year, even we bought a little toy coles shopping trolley for holding the mini-collectibles. Are you keen on that too?

 coles shopping trolley - little shop
Sunset Grill Bar
Sunnybank Community & Sports Club

Usually, my dearest dad takes mother and me for our once weekly dinners out every Sunday. However, I told dad that I couldn’t have dinner out with him tomorrow night because Origin Two was happening! Would he please take mother and me out for dinner tonight instead? Dad said yes!

We live around ten minutes away from The Sunnybank Sports and Community Club. Aside from pokie machines there’s also a restaurant tucked deep within the building. The meals there are reasonably priced and the serving sizes are decent, leaving you satiated, if not full, after your meal. Dad prefers ordering two meals for three people.

There are nightly specials; since we often visit there Sunday, we know the Sunday special is a roast.

Tonight the two special dishes($15 each) were stir fry chicken with rice and fried vermicelli with beef. Perfect; we didn’t even need to check out the menu and just ordered those two specials for us.

Usually we all just drink water but suddenly tonight dad orders himself a Jim Bean Whisky and Cola! Mother and I both sneak sips from the bottle~

Our food arrives promptly and we all tuck in. Somewhere in the distance, applause can be heard; there’s live entertainment tonight!

The Sunnybank Sports and Community Club hires decent chefs because the white rice we were served tonight was soft and delicious. Often, when Westerners attempt to cook rice with a saucepan, the rice comes out hard and crunchy, eww!

Perhaps we’ll come back here for dinner again after the mighty Maroons have taken out the Origin series!

Notes:
Kid Free – Monday to Thursday – Get a free kid mealm,purchasing a main meal from the a la carte menu
$9 Roast Dinner on Sunday

Address:
Sunset Bargrill
Sunnybank Community and Sports Club
 470 McCullough St,
Sunnybank
QLD 4109

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