Dragon fired up to show best of Perth


Thornlie residents Michelle Luong and Quang Quyen Luong from the Chow Kwoon Yarn Yee Tong academy.        Picture: Caitlin Tiller
Thornlie residents Michelle Luong and Quang Quyen Luong from the Chow Kwoon Yarn Yee Tong academy.        Picture: Caitlin Tiller

CHINESE filmmakers will interview Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi as part of a documentary about Perth’s Chinese community.

Filmed by Australia Star Cultural Media, Dragon in Perth will display Perth’s attractions and will be screened in Nanjing in hopes of attracting tourism.

The Nanjing Government gave a 23m dragon lantern to the city, which more than 10 performers brought to life in a dance ceremony at Council House last week.

Dancers from the Chow Kwoon Yarn Yee Tong academy supported the dragon lantern for a ceremonial handover to the City of Perth, which agreed to give $3000 to the project at a meeting on February 2.

The filmmakers will conclude filming on February 26 and plan to screen the documentary in Nanjing in June and later in Perth.

Perth Deputy Lord Mayor James Limnios said the Chinese community had enriched the lives of all Australians with events such as the New Year festival, which was held on February 14.

Australian Chinese Women’s Federation chairwoman Lily Chen and Hakka Association WA president Keith Yong, who are also Perth City councillors, attended the ceremony.

The dragon lantern will be displayed at the Perth Concert Hall.