Philippine Embassy, Canberra
1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600
www.philembassy.org.au *Tel. No. 02-6273-2535*
PH dive sites and fruit juices featured at Canberra summer festival
20 February 2023, CANBERRA – The Canberra public beat the heat at the National Multicultural Festival on 18 February as they visited the Philippine Embassy stall to learn more about the dive sites in the country and taste Philippine made pineapple juice and coconut juice.
With the support of the Department of Tourism of the Philippines, the Embassy provided information on flight itineraries, travel destinations and other activities for adventure seekers. Guests to the Embassy stall had their photos taken with the country’s well-documented underwater splendor that may be experienced in Anilao, Batangas; Puerto Galera, Mindoro; and Camiguin Island. Travelers from Australia may take direct flights to Manila from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and soon in Perth beginning 27 March.
As a tropical country, the distinct and sweet flavor of the Philippines’ fruits are sought after globally. Guests to the Embassy stall enjoyed cold pineapple juice and coconut juice and took home dried mangoes. These Philippine products are available in supermarkets and specialty stores across Australia.
The Embassy joined the ASEAN Village at the National Multicultural Festival held on 18 February in Canberra. Aside from food products and traditional arts and culture featured by ASEAN Missions through their respective stalls, an ASEAN Showcase was presented that included dance and musical performances from Southeast Asia. The Embassy presented the Philippine Cordillera (PhilCor) Youth from New South Wales that performed Cordillera tribal dances with live music using indigenous gongs and instruments. The three-day National Multicultural Festival is held annually in Canberra and welcomes at least 200,000 people. – END