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HKBUAA of Australia Organised Reunion Dinner in Celebration of Tuen Ng Festival

To celebrate Tuen Ng Festival (Dragon Boat Festival), Hong Kong Baptist University Alumni Association of Australia organised a reunion dinner at Modern Chinese Restaurant on 15 June 2012. The gathering was well attended by ardent alumni including Sidney Cheng Chun-lit, Chan Wing-yu, Hwang Shu-fun, Cheng Yuen-tung, Chu Tsang Yuet-ying, Chan Yuk-ling, Chow Kit-fai, Lai Tuen Na, Lai Fung-ming and many more.

The Association’s President, alumnus Sidney Cheng shared at the dinner that the Festival came from the occasion of driving off evil spirits and pestilence and praying for health and peace in one’s life in the ancient time. It was then taken for paying tribute to Qu Yuan, and now becomes one of the three most important Chinese traditional festivals apart from Chinese New Year and Mid-Autumn Festival. Falling on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, Tuen Ng Festival is also known as Double Fifth Festival, and is celebrated by racing dragon boats and eating rice dumplings. In Sydney, the festive day is highlighted by the remarkable Darling Harbor Dragon Boat Race.

On the other hand, alumnus Cheng represented the Association to report the latest development of the University to fellow members, in particular, the newly published alumni publication “The BUddy Magazine”. Through the launch of this new magazine, the Association which is geographically far from the alma mater is eager to get connected with alumni across different generations, and to receive updated information about the University. He also expressed through a poem the strong and joyful feeling of this delightful get-together with overseas alumni.


Members of HKBUAA of Australia celebrating the Tuen Ng Festival together

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