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NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell joined members of the Chinese-Australian community at a special lighting of the Sydney Opera House sails on Thursday as part of Lunar New Year celebrations.
NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell joined members of the Chinese-Australian community at a special lighting of the Sydney Opera House sails on Thursday as part of Lunar New Year celebrations.
Mr O’Farrell was joined by event sponsor Yuhu Group Chairman, Huang Xiangmo, Minister for Citizenship and Communities, Victor Dominello, and Oatley MP, Mark Coure, at the Overseas Passenger Terminal for the ceremony.
Mr O’Farrell and the Chinese Consul General, Li Huaxin, activated the lasers that turned the Opera House’s sails red to mark the start of the Year of the Horse.
“To see the sails of the Opera House bathed in ‘China red’ is an impressive sight against the backdrop of one of the world’s greatest harbours,” Mr O’Farrell said.
“Sydney plays host to the biggest Chinese New Year celebration outside of China and this has become an event the NSW community looks forward to each year.