FOR two eastern suburbs residents, Coventry Village’s 2018 Chinese New Year’s Eve Market in Morley is a chance to introduce Chinese culture to West Australian families.
Yobe Dream Store owner Trace Luk, of Dianella, and The One Stop Gift Shop owner and Bassendean resident Amy So will be selling traditional costumes and Chinese accessories at the market held on February 15.
Ms Luk said she would be selling traditional outfits for men and women at her shop as it was a good way to bring Chinese culture to the community.
“The meaning of Chinese New Year is different because I am from Malaysia,” she said. “Australia is a Western country and the Chinese New Year atmosphere is still not as big as our hometown.
“So, we try to keep the culture and then share with the friends who are in love with Chinese culture and also my daughter.
“I don’t want her to be too Western.”
Ms So said she was also holding a fortune reading session on February 18.
“We celebrate New Year with our customers,” she said.
“I also wanted to bring our culture to Western Australian families.”
“So, you slowly let them know what is Chinese culture; it is not only cooking and hard labour, we also have our arts and quality of life.”
When: February 15, 5pm to 8.30pm
Where: Forecourt of the centre.
What: Animal face painting and picture colouring corner for kids – 5pm to 8pm, lion dance and martial arts 6.30pm to 7pm