Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Moomba Parade

Monday being a Labour Day public holiday in Melbourne I went down to the city to check out the Moomba Parade. This year Moomba coincides with the Commonwealth Games so the fun fair would have to be scrap giving way to the Games.

However the parade is still going ahead so I'm not dissapointed. First up was these creatures from an alien planet I think.

Follows by these men riding these poor birds. By the way I have to leave out a lot of them else this would be a long long post!

Some jazz players on a swan? I should've got a copy of the itinerary which they were giving out before the parade coz now I don't know what I'm talking about!

But I do know this one, its a celebration of 150 years of the 8 hour work day by members of the trade unions..I think.

These are some greenie, hippie, tree-huggers, flower-power happy people (high on weed).

Here's Treebeard and his Ent friends from The Lord Of The Rings!

The Play School trailer! Play School is an Australian children TV program and all kids here know it! They have a theme song that goes; There's a bear in there..and a chair as well..

Giant chicks. Don't know what the story is so I can't tell you much about them, sorry!

These are jelly fishes made with unbrellas, aren't they cool? I think its a clever idea.

I just have to get the belly dancers in it! Suitaupui, this is for you!

Last group is the chinese community with their lion dances, drums, mythical creatures and...

...Tai Loong! Its the longest dragon in Australia and possibly the southern hemisphere. Sorry I have to cut it short, there's just too many to fit in one tiny post.


Anonymous said...

Looks more like the Loser Parade.

Amelia said...

Thanks for sharing, mate.
I can't remember the last time I went to a Moomba parade...but your pixs definitely brings back memories of those days gone by... ;)

Leaving Melbourne had altered the landscape of my soul...:(

I missed Melbourne terribly...:(

Che-Cheh said...

Melb really rock!

yothemans.com said...

I miss Oz...

suituapui said...

Tnx, mate! Ha ha ha! You simply MUST include that FAT one in ur pix, ya? Nice parade!!

FH2O said...

ang-moh chiat pah boh sue chor arh?

I can't seem to recall many parades at all in Sydney when I was there ... Lucky you in Melbourne.

Thks for posting! Nice! ;)

Stargazer said...

Thanks for allowing me to revisit my Melbourne memories...I used to love going to the Moomba festival.

Miss Melbourne so much ;(

Helen said...

Hey, ** handing WuChing the most active person award ** you dun believe in relaxing by lazing around in the house on holidays one hor?? lol

Jeremy C said...

i never failed to attend the moomba festival when i was there... how i wish i was there now... :(

5xmom ~chanlilian.net~ said...

Belly dancing means must have bellies to show, issit? Lots of it?

This is not related to the Commonwealth ya? U OZ people seems to love parades a lot.

Wuching said...

anonymous: ur the LOSER!

amelia: aww..well c'mon down!

che-cheh: u bet cha!

yothemans.com: suffer!

STP: ur welcome!

fh2o: sdyney got lah! u just didn't pay attention mah!

stargazer: moomba's cool isn't it!

helen: relax around the house? BORING!

jeremy c: u can bring che-cheh over!

5xmom: of course lah! oz ppl love parades, u should see the gay mardi gras!

QuaVadis said...

Nice pics Wuching..and thanks for the wonderful info on Melbourne's interesting activities..keep it up

Cocka Doodle said...

How come the trade union people there don't fight with the riot police like those south koreans do?
To commemorate Labor Day mah...chee kek a bit mah.
Cheh! Not exciting wan. LOL

Wuching said...

quavadis: ur welcome

cocka doodle: sorry to dissapoint u :(