Community comes together to celebrate the 2018 Pasar Malam

The 2018 All Saints’ College Pasar Malam Twilight Market was arguably the biggest and best one yet!

Last Friday evening, more than 4000 community members converged on our College oval to enjoy the live entertainment, participate in some exciting activities, peruse more than 50 market stalls, and sample some delicious cultural cuisines and beverages.

In the Market Bazaar, stall holders were selling a variety of products such as Handmade Fudge and Cupcakes, Jewellery, Clothing, Bags and Beachwear, Skin Care and Make-up, Dreamcatchers, Toys, Candles, Soaps and Succulents.

There was a vast selection of food and beverage options for attendees to choose from at the event, including Indonesian, Satay, Spiral Potatoes, Turkish Gozleme, Wood Fired Pizza, Vietnamese, Bao Buns, Moroccan, Indian, Sausage Sizzle, Gourmet Burgers, Ice Cream, Churros, Scones, Boost Juice, Coffee and Bubble Tea.

Children of all ages appreciated the diverse activities such as Pony Rides, a Climbing Wall, Game Vault, Laser Tag, Cupcake Construction, Sand Art, Face Painting, Special Effects Make-up, Slotracer Cars, Human Soccer, Bucking Bull and Giant Bubbles, among many others.

Back again due to popular demand, the Old Saints’ Dunk Tank had guests lining up throughout the evening to try their best to dunk some College staff and our Year 12 College Captains. All proceeds from this activity were donated to Living Child, a not-for-profit and non-government charity founded by Old Saint midwife, Sara David (1987).

As our annual Twilight Market coincided with the 2018 Chinese New Year, a traditional Lion Dance performance took place on the main stage to bring good luck and fortune in the Year of the Dog. Other entertainment highlights included performances by four College bands going head to head in a Battle of the Bands competition and an Indian Dance Troupe showcasing their Bollywood moves.

Propeller Enterprises’ Runway, the College’s very own Pop-up Shop, made its first appearance at the 2018 Pasar Malam. The student-designed, staff-built, and student-run Pop-up Shop had a number of goods for sale, which were created by students and members of the All Saints’ community.

This year’s highly successful Pasar Malam was due to the efforts of many people. We thank our Parents and Friends’ (P&F) Society for their generosity, our Student Council who helped in a variety of ways, the College’s Grounds and Maintenance teams for all their hard work behind the scenes, and the many staff, student and parent volunteers. Well done also to our College Events team for their wonderful organisation and running of this event.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 Pasar Malam!