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DONGGUAN HERITAGE

Goon Yee Tong is a place for Australians of Dongguan descent to better understand their cultural heritage and in doing so continue to value, enjoy and care for it.

Why is Cultural Heritage Important?

  • Cultural heritage can provide an automatic sense of unity and belonging within a group.

  • It allows us to better understand previous generations and the history of where we come from.

  • Studies show that people who can draw from multiple cultural identities, exhibit higher levels of innovation.

  • The global wealth of traditions, is a principal motivation for travel, with tourists seeking to find out about new cultures & experiences.

  • Intangible cultural heritages create bridges between past, present and future; it ensures humanity with a sense of identity and continuity.

The Heritage Cycle

  • They will value it by understanding

  • They will want to care for it by valuing

  • It will help people enjoy it by caring

  • Comes a thirst to understand from enjoying

Identity

Connect to the place that we came from
  • Visual – show the location most people came from

  • Tours – Finding your roots tour to visit the villages that still remain in China

  • Learn – Traditional recipes of  Food, Cantonese Opera, Mahjong etc.

Explore

  • They will value it by understanding

  • They will want to care for it by valuing

  • It will help people enjoy it by caring

  • Comes a thirst to understand from enjoying

Tastes on Dongguan

  • Traditional Food

  • Special recipes

  • Learn to make Chinese New Year snacks

  • Learn Cooking with our talented chefs

Get Involved through Play

  • Mahjong - Improving memory and promoting social interactivity

  • Cooking Class - Promote socialization amongst peer groups

  • Cantonese Opera

  • Chinese Tradition Crafts

  • Chinese Calligraphy 

    Become a Member

    Eligibility criteria and application form at the link below