15 February 2021

Lunar New Year feast of the senses at Republic Precinct

| Michael Weaver
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Mountain dragon and lion dance

The Lunar New Year will be celebrated at the Republic Precinct in Belconnen on 20 February. Photo: David Wong.

The Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations will be a vibrant feast for the senses when local Asian street food stalls, live music, dragon dancing and lots of family fun line the ground floor of the Republic Precinct in Belconnen on 20 February.

The event is for residents of the precinct, their friends, family and the broader Canberra community to celebrate the year of the ox, a symbol of strength and positivity in China.

Geocon is hosting the event that will include a vibrant display tunnel of traditional lanterns and glowing lights that will turn the precinct an Insta-worthy crimson.

Super Bao

Taste some mouth-watering bao buns from Super Bao at the Lunar New Year celebrations. Photo: Supplied.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to experience the most amenity-rich living in Canberra at the High Society residential tower, with self-led tours of the recently completed complex allowing visitors to get sneak-peeks of the infinity pool, gym, residents’ cinema, chef’s kitchen, wine cellar and Skypark.

Students from the nearby the University of Canberra and Australian National University will be part of the celebration of cultural music, dance and food.

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Geocon’s head of project marketing Moonmoon Sahu said the celebration will be a lively day of glowing lanterns, sizzling cultural food, live music, kid’s activities and much more.

“Now is a very relevant time for these attributes to be shared and experienced in the community. Many members of our community are not able to travel back home to celebrate traditions with their families, so we are committed to bringing the festivities closer to them,” Ms Sahu said.

She said incorporating the local community played a big part of Geocon’s activities and their developments.

Chinese dancing

The celebrations are part of Geocon’s commitment to unite the community. Photo: David Wong.

“Republic Precinct has already been able to successfully host events that really unite the community, such as the High Society family open day at the end of 2020, which demonstrates our commitment to the community.

“When we say that new residents of the Republic Precinct are joining an established community, we really mean it,” Ms Sahu said.

Everyone attending will also have the chance to win prizes on the day including dining vouchers from No.10 restaurant and bar, plus Abode hotel staycation packages and referral gifts.

Ms Sahu said Geocon is also offering a generous discount for interested buyers wanting to join the Republic precinct community – a $10,000 discount is available on any property that exchanges before the end of February.

The event will follow all COVID-19 regulations with hand sanitising and check-in facilities at the entry and throughout the event.

The Chinese Lunar New Year community event will be held at Grazier Lane at the Republic Precinct, Belconnen on Saturday, 20 February from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

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