Indulge in a day of diverse, distinctive and delicious flavours of Asia. Sample delectable dishes, exotic drinks and tantalising desserts from Asian regions or simply taste and explore Asia’s best delicious snack foods, cooking ingredients and food produce from selected local industry suppliers & retailers.
Indulge in a day of diverse, distinctive and delicious flavours of Asia. Sample delectable dishes, exotic drinks and tantalising desserts from Asian regions or simply taste and explore Asia’s best delicious snack foods, cooking ingredients and food produce from selected local industry suppliers & retailers.

SPICE WARS

Spice Wars Food Challenge will witness some of Australia’s most passionate food bloggers face off with best chefs in one of the most exciting culinary event yet! The event also feature food competitions where visitors can challenge themselves in eating the spiciest and largest quantity of food ever and win the title of the Asia Live Spice War Champion.
Spice Wars Food Challenge will witness some of Australia’s most passionate food bloggers face off with best chefs in one of the most exciting culinary event yet! The event also feature food competitions where visitors can challenge themselves in eating the spiciest and largest quantity of food ever and win the title of the Asia Live Spice War Champion.

food stalls

The Street Food United Arena features array of gourmet street food stalls and food carts offering authentic foods from various regions around the world.
The Street Food United Arena features array of gourmet street food stalls and food carts offering authentic foods from various regions around the world.

Food Trucks

The Food Trucks United Arena attracts visitors to indulge in a night of diverse, distinctive and delicious flavours from some of Australia’s best food trucks and food carts. Visitors have the opportunity to sample delectable and tantalising seasonal dishes on offer from participating foodtruckers.
The Food Trucks United Arena attracts visitors to indulge in a night of diverse, distinctive and delicious flavours from some of Australia’s best food trucks and food carts. Visitors have the opportunity to sample delectable and tantalising seasonal dishes on offer from participating foodtruckers.

Street Bar

Pop by the Street Bar for ciders, beers, wines and seasonal cocktails while enjoying the eclectic collection of tunes to chill out to. A portion of proceeds from the Bar will be donated to OzHarvest Charity. 1 drink purchase = 1 meal for those in needs.
Pop by the Street Bar for ciders, beers, wines and seasonal cocktails while enjoying the eclectic collection of tunes to chill out to. A portion of proceeds from the Bar will be donated to OzHarvest Charity. 1 drink purchase = 1 meal for those in needs.

Food Trade and promotion expo

The arena provides food trade information showcase and product promotions for those who are and will be venturing into the food & hospitality industries. Up, close and personal with some of Australia’s best chefs, and gain rare insights into the latest in the world of Asian gastronomy.
The arena provides food trade information showcase and product promotions for those who are and will be venturing into the food & hospitality industries. Up, close and personal with some of Australia’s best chefs, and gain rare insights into the latest in the world of Asian gastronomy.

Milk n' Sugar

The Centre Stage area will showcase best of each region’s unique cultural and modern performances.
The Centre Stage area will showcase best of each region’s unique cultural and modern performances.

Centre Stage

The Asia Live Centre Stage area will play eclectic tunes of live music performances throughout the event featuring DJs, acoustics, live band and live stage singing and dance performances.
The Asia Live Centre Stage area will play eclectic tunes of live music performances throughout the event featuring DJs, acoustics, live band and live stage singing and dance performances.

FAN X

This Meet and Greet event features feature TV celebrities, media personalities, social media influencers and creators from Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Snap Chat. Loyal fans will have a chance to meet and greet in up close & personal manner.
This Meet and Greet event features feature TV celebrities, media personalities, social media influencers and creators from Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Snap Chat. Loyal fans will have a chance to meet and greet in up close & personal manner.

Asia Pop

All happening on the Centre Stage! Singing performances from Australia’s Got Talent, The Voice, X Factor and jam-packed live performances from Sydney’s hottest dancers and talents that will keep visitors entertained all day!
All happening on the Centre Stage! Singing performances from Australia’s Got Talent, The Voice, X Factor and jam-packed live performances from Sydney’s hottest dancers and talents that will keep visitors entertained all day!

Street Battle

The Street Battle hosts raw energetic and exhilarating elements of street performances by some Australia’s best break-dancers, beatboxers, rappers and hip hop talents.
The Street Battle hosts raw energetic and exhilarating elements of street performances by some Australia’s best break-dancers, beatboxers, rappers and hip hop talents.

Miss Asia Awards

A celebration of Beauty, Elegance & Culture. Experience the rich cultural diversity of the many contestants from each Asian country to be crowned Miss Asia.
A celebration of Beauty, Elegance & Culture. Experience the rich cultural diversity of the many contestants from each Asian country to be crowned Miss Asia.

Cosplay Costume & Harajuku Street Wear Contests

A tribute to all things anime, movies and the Harajuku style fashion. Expect the trendsetters to come in their most creative costume outfits.
A tribute to all things anime, movies and the Harajuku style fashion. Expect the trendsetters to come in their most creative costume outfits.

Ice sculpture "Year of pig"

View the extravagant exhibit of a giant pig ice sculpture in commemorating the Year of Pig in the Lunar calendar, carved to perfection.
View the extravagant exhibit of a giant pig ice sculpture in commemorating the Year of Pig in the Lunar calendar, carved to perfection.

Fireworks live

Defunct Cinema features a pop-up cinematheque experience in a uncommon and unconventional way. Be surprised by the unexpected wonderland of magical, creative, nostalgic, weird, quirky and the unusual treats of your visual experience.
Defunct Cinema features a pop-up cinematheque experience in a uncommon and unconventional way. Be surprised by the unexpected wonderland of magical, creative, nostalgic, weird, quirky and the unusual treats of your visual experience.
 

giant art expo

Come and witness exhibition of giant inflatable sculptures from around the world.
Come and witness exhibition of giant inflatable sculptures from around the world.
 

Lion Dance by China Pavilion

Embrace the vibrant and colourful Lion Dance performance that is a true celebration of Chinese culture and traditions.  This traditional dance in Chinese culture and other Asian countries in which performers mimic a lion's movements in a lion costume to bring good luck and fortune. The lion dance is usually performed during the Chinese New Year and other Chinese traditional, cultural and religious festivals. It may also be performed at important occasions such as business opening events, special celebrations or wedding ceremonies, or may be used to honour special guests by the Chinese communities.
Embrace the vibrant and colourful Lion Dance performance that is a true celebration of Chinese culture and traditions. This traditional dance in Chinese culture and other Asian countries in which performers mimic a lion’s movements in a lion costume to bring good luck and fortune. The lion dance is usually performed during the Chinese New Year and other Chinese traditional, cultural and religious festivals. It may also be performed at important occasions such as business opening events, special celebrations or wedding ceremonies, or may be used to honour special guests by the Chinese communities.

Balinese kecak Dance by Indonesia Pavilion

Balinese dance is dynamic, angular and intensely expressive. Balinese dancers express the stories of dance-drama through the bodily gestures including gestures of fingers, hands, head and eyes. There is a great richness of dance forms and styles in Bali; and particularly notable are those ritualistic dance dramas which involve Rangda, the witch, and the great beast Barong. Most of dances in Bali are connected to Hindu rituals, such as the Sanghyang Dedari sacred dance than invoked hyang spirits that believed to possess the dancers in trance state during the performance.
Balinese dance is dynamic, angular and intensely expressive. Balinese dancers express the stories of dance-drama through the bodily gestures including gestures of fingers, hands, head and eyes. There is a great richness of dance forms and styles in Bali; and particularly notable are those ritualistic dance dramas which involve Rangda, the witch, and the great beast Barong. Most of dances in Bali are connected to Hindu rituals, such as the Sanghyang Dedari sacred dance than invoked hyang spirits that believed to possess the dancers in trance state during the performance.

Tinikling Dance by Philippines pavilion

Tinikling is a traditional Philippine folk dance which originated during the Spanish colonial era. The dance involves two people beating, tapping, and sliding bamboo poles on the ground and against each other in coordination with one or more dancers who step over and in between the poles in a dance.
Tinikling is a traditional Philippine folk dance which originated during the Spanish colonial era. The dance involves two people beating, tapping, and sliding bamboo poles on the ground and against each other in coordination with one or more dancers who step over and in between the poles in a dance.

Buchaechum by Korea pavilion

Buchaechum is a traditional form of Korean dance also called a fan dance, usually performed by groups of Korean female dancers. Koreans use this dance during many celebrations. Dancers use large fans painted with pink peony blossoms and display a show of dance. In the dance being performed, the dancers represent shaped images using the fans e.g. birds, flowers, butterflies and waves. They wear brightly coloured hanboks, the Korean traditional dress.
Buchaechum is a traditional form of Korean dance also called a fan dance, usually performed by groups of Korean female dancers. Koreans use this dance during many celebrations. Dancers use large fans painted with pink peony blossoms and display a show of dance. In the dance being performed, the dancers represent shaped images using the fans e.g. birds, flowers, butterflies and waves. They wear brightly coloured hanboks, the Korean traditional dress.

Kohn Dance by thailand pavilion

Kohn is the traditional Thai masked dance. In the past, it was only performed for the royal family. It is now performed outside of the royal court, however, it is still considered to be one of the highest art forms in Thailand. The performances are derived from the Thai epic, Ramakien, which is the Thai version of the Hindu Ramayana. Most of the dancers are men, and they play a number of different characters, including men, women, demons, and monkeys. In addition to masks, these performances are accompanied by narrators and a Thai piphat orchestra, which usually consists of percussion and wind instruments.
Kohn is the traditional Thai masked dance. In the past, it was only performed for the royal family. It is now performed outside of the royal court, however, it is still considered to be one of the highest art forms in Thailand. The performances are derived from the Thai epic, Ramakien, which is the Thai version of the Hindu Ramayana. Most of the dancers are men, and they play a number of different characters, including men, women, demons, and monkeys. In addition to masks, these performances are accompanied by narrators and a Thai piphat orchestra, which usually consists of percussion and wind instruments.

Joget dance by malaysia pavilion

Joget is Malaysia’s most popular traditional dance. It is a lively dance with an upbeat tempo. Performed by couples who combine fast, graceful movements with playful humour, the Joget has its origins in Portuguese folk dance, which was introduced to Melaka during the era of the spice trade
Joget is Malaysia’s most popular traditional dance. It is a lively dance with an upbeat tempo. Performed by couples who combine fast, graceful movements with playful humour, the Joget has its origins in Portuguese folk dance, which was introduced to Melaka during the era of the spice trade

portuguese folk Dance by macau pavilion

Coming from two strikingly different cultures of East and West, "Lion Dance" and "Portuguese Folk Dance" both mark their frequent presence in local festivals and promotion events. They help shape Macau into a dynamic city of cultural gems. Despite the new technology fever and the prevailing Western culture, a number of young people in Macau are ardent about the two traditional feats. They devote their time and passion to dance practice and passing on the unique traditions. These dancers have become Macau's tourism ambassadors advocating local culture around and overseas.
Coming from two strikingly different cultures of East and West, “Lion Dance” and “Portuguese Folk Dance” both mark their frequent presence in local festivals and promotion events. They help shape Macau into a dynamic city of cultural gems. Despite the new technology fever and the prevailing Western culture, a number of young people in Macau are ardent about the two traditional feats. They devote their time and passion to dance practice and passing on the unique traditions. These dancers have become Macau’s tourism ambassadors advocating local culture around and overseas.

Taiko Drum Ensemble by japan pavilion

Be entertained by a rhythmic medley of traditional and modern Japanese music. Using a broad range of Japanese percussion instruments, the performers ensemble taiko drumming, composed by members of the group and commissioned composers. The work is contemporary, often collaborations with other performing art mediums and draws influence from western art music, traditional music and sound design.
Be entertained by a rhythmic medley of traditional and modern Japanese music. Using a broad range of Japanese percussion instruments, the performers ensemble taiko drumming, composed by members of the group and commissioned composers. The work is contemporary, often collaborations with other performing art mediums and draws influence from western art music, traditional music and sound design.