Asian nations on display at festival

NEIL READ
Last updated 15:11 17/11/2012

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Several hundred hundred people have braved Auckland's atrocious weather to check out the tastes, sights and sounds of the ASEAN Festival 2012.

The six-hour event - organised by Association of Southeast Asian Nations - has been hosted at the Logan Campbell Centre, ASB Showgrounds.

The show blended several cultural displays, numerous ethnic food stalls and trade displays from Asian and New Zealand-based exhibitors.

The bad weather which has blanketed the Auckland region impacted on crowd numbers.

Those serving food from ASEAN member nations - Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam - in an outdoor foodcourt  were left drenched with regular downpours.

Inside the Logan Campbell Centre, a handful of displays were set up to promote the ASEAN nations.

Live performances from cultural groups from some of the respective nations also entertained visitors to the trade show.

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- Auckland Now

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