If you’re planning on an Australian visit or backpacking trip sometime soon, it’ll be better for you to catch up and visit the exhibit Celebrate Australia: Say G’day at The Block, SM City North EDSA which is happening from May 12-19 as they feature and celebrate #First70Years of Philippines and Australia’s Friendship Day that dated back since May 22, 1946.
The Celebrate Australia: Say G’day Touring Exhibition started at SM Aura Premier (Feb. 18-25), SM City Cebu (Mar. 14-20), and SM City Davao (Apr. 13-19) before culminating at The Block in SM City North EDSA.
The #First70Years event at the SM City North EDSA commemorates the Fil-Aussie Friendship Day and it was great to meet Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Amanda Gorely during the first day of the Touring Exhibit last May 12. Ambassador Gorely took office last January and continued the works of former Ambassador Bill Tweddell.
The exhibit showcases and features summary of what everyone would expect about Australia – the history, culture, literature, fashion, indigenous art, places, famous people, and a lot more.
Australia is a country and a continent. It is the world’s sixth largest country by total land area. Australia got its name from the Latin, Terra Australis which means the Southern Land. Australia’s form of government is constitutional monarchy with a federal division of powers. It uses a parliamentary system with Queen Elizabeth II as its apex as the Queen of Australia and is represented by Governor-General Peter Cosgrove while Malcolm Turnbull acts as Australia’s Prime Minister.
Australia’s capital is Canberra.
That’s just a little bit of a trivia we learned of the beautiful Australia. And for the ladies, DJ Callum David is Australian.
It was a pleasure meeting Ambassador Gorely and husband Stuart Hodge who told us that one of their favorite places in the Philippines is Cebu.
If you want to know more about Australia and want to learn how to properly say ‘”G’day, mate!’, make sure to visit the exhibit at The Block, SM City North EDSA that will run until Thursday, May 19. That’s quite a long time to learn more of Australia before you take journey to the Sydney Opera House, Great Barrier Reef, see the vast Outback (interior desert wilderness) and unique animal species including kangaroos and duck-billed platypuses.
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