SYDNEY FISH MARKET TEAMS UP WITH UNIONPAY INTERNATIONAL TO CELEBRATE LUNAR NEW YEAR WITH TWILIGHT DINING AND LASER LIGHT SHOW
To ring in the Year of the Pig, Sydney Fish Market is hosting its second annual Lunar New Year Twilight Dining event, where visitors will have the opportunity to feast on an array of seafood options throughout the evening and will be dazzled by a laser light performance and lion dancers.
On Friday 8th February 2019, for one night only, Sydney Fish Market, in partnership with UnionPay International, will transform into a bright, multi-coloured night market, with lanterns illuminating the boardwalk, and a range of delicious seafood delights on offer.
A rare opportunity to enjoy free parking and an al fresco dinner at Sydney Fish Market, Sydneysiders and tourists are invited to come and enjoy the variety of seafood delights on offer. Dining options include Yum Cha and Chinese cuisine at the licensed restaurants as well as fresh and cooked seafood from the selection of retailers on site. Customers can enjoy the pleasures of whole fish, crabs and Rock Lobsters, seafood barbecue, fresh oysters, burgers, fresh fruit and desserts. Alternately, visitors can stock up for their own feast at home.
From 6.30pm – 7.30pm, in traditional Chinese style, Lion Dance performers will parade around the site and red envelopes and fortune cookies will be handed out in the hope of bestowing happiness and good prosperity to visitors. As night falls, a spectacular laser light show, sponsored by UnionPay International, will entertain guests with luminous laser beams projected onto a fountain of water.
Sydney Fish Market is one of Sydney’s key attractions amongst Chinese locals and tourists, with over half of Chinese tourists to Sydney visiting the Market during their stay. The increasing popularity of Lunar New Year festivities for tourists and locals has seen the Sydney Lunar Festival established as one of City of Sydney’s major events and the festival period become one of Sydney Fish Market’s busiest trade periods of the year.
Sydney Fish Market general manager, Bryan Skepper, says, “We are excited to host our Lunar New Year Night Market and celebrate with a sensational laser light show to entertain visitors. The Lunar New Year period is usually a busy time for our retailers and this year will be even more eventful with our hours extending until 10.00pm for the festivities. We wish all of our guests a fun night and a prosperous New Year.”
UnionPay International South Pacific general manager James Yang says, “It is our second year working with Sydney Fish Market to welcome UnionPay cardholders celebrating Lunar New Year in Sydney. As tourism from China grows, we know we will see more and more people using their UnionPay cards across Australia, particularly at Sydney Fish Market. We wish all our UnionPay cardholders a happy Lunar New Year.”
Popular seafood options for the Lunar New Year include fish species that are red in colour, such as Eastern Red Scorpionfish, Redfish and Alfonsino as they symbolise good luck and good fortune in Chinese culture. Traditional recipes vary between regions within China, but seafood and fish are a staple in the celebrations.
For delicious, Chinese seafood recipes and useful seafood storage tips, visit Sydney Seafood School. An all-round favourite at this time of year is the Steamed Whole Ocean Perch with Ginger & Soy and Steamed Chinese-style Whole Murray Cod.
WHAT: Lunar New Year Night Market at Sydney Fish Market
WHEN: Friday, 8 February. Sydney Fish Market opens at 7.00am, with the Night Market officially opening from 4.00pm – 10.00pm
WHERE: Sydney Fish Market, Bank St, Pyrmont
PARKING: Free parking from 4.00pm
The best way to get to Sydney Fish Market is via public transport. Catch the Sydney Light Rail, bus, or walk to Sydney Fish Market. For route and timetable information visit www.transportnsw.info
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Kelly Seagrave – Sydney Fish Market
Phone: 02 9004 1147 Mobile: 0421 399 301
Jessica Bowen – Haystac
Mobile: 0435 526 494
Jensen Yang – UnionPay International
Mobile: 0401 029 368
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