Australian High Commission

Australia Day 2016

High Commission celebrates Australia Day


                                                                                                              The formalities finish with a bang as 800 balloons cascade from the ceiling


January 28th 2016 saw the Australian High Commission celebrate Australia Day once again, with a spectacular evening event. Over 500 guests packed into our atrium for an ‘Epicurean Adventure’ – showcasing the best of Australian produce in Singapore.


We were honoured by the presence of the Acting Minister of Education Mr Ong Ye Kung, and by that of two Members of Parliament – Dr Lily Neo and Mr Melvin Yong.

Together with the High Commissioner Philip Green, Mr Ong took to the stage to celebrate the special relationship between Australia and Singapore. The High Commissioner spoke about the ongoing commitment to innovation now enshrined in policy by both countries and the need for such a commitment for dynamic nations such as Australia and Singapore.

To read the High Commissioner’s speech in full CLICK HERE


The event would not have been possible without the generous support of our corporate sponsors – James Cook University, National Australia Bank, Lendlease, Wolf Blass, Visy, BHP Billiton, QBE, Westpac, Servcorp and Qantas – and that of our wonderful food and beverage suppliers who treated our guests to an array of fine Australian fare. Guests sampled:


BBQs from Burnt Ends

Gourmet sausages from Sidecar Sausages

Fresh fruit from Fresh Trust

Margaret River cheeses from Kaiser Foods

Gourmet canapés from The Lokal

Aussie meat pies from Pie Face

Tacos from Super Loco

South Australian wine from Wine Exchange Asia

Tasmanian wine from Tiger Wines

Victorian wine and gin from Equatorial Wines

Western Australian wine from The Vintage Club

Craft beer from the Australia Brewery

Fine spirits from La Maison Du Whisky

Fresh juices from Sana Cleanse

Coffee from Sarnies


A huge thank you to all those who contributed to this event and made it such a success.


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