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The Creepy Crawlies Sand Sculpting Exhibition 2010

The Creepy Crawlies Sand Sculpting Exhibition in Australia is an annual “sand” event, that draws the best sculptors in the world, and this is no exaggeration when we look at the masterpieces they create. Sculptors coming from most countries in the world, for instance, Canada, USA, UK, Belgium or Ireland, are all welcome to join in the team of 21 artists. They work for about three weeks in order to bring to life the most important figures of our history and contemporary times at Creepy Crawlies Sand Sculpting Exhibition. Some of them are famous personalities, others are just animals, such as beetles, bugs or butterflies. Building enthusiasts can try their creativity at one of the workshops organized for this. It is advisable to go there during school holidays and on weekends and public holidays, because there are very many interesting activities going on, for example, Sand Art or Sand Bottles.

Creepy Crawlies Sand Sculpting Exhibiton
Creepy Crawlies Sand Sculpting Exhibiton

Because Creepy Crawlies Sand Sculpting Exhibition is dedicated to children and their families, alcohol is prohibited as well as smoke. Animals (dogs) are not allowed to join their masters to the exhibition, except for guide dogs, hearing guide dogs and guide dogs in training.
Creepy Crawlies Sand Sculpting Exhibiton 2010
Creepy Crawlies Sand Sculpting Exhibiton 2010


The Creepy Crawlies Sand Sculpting Exhibition is located in Frankston Waterfront, Nepean Highway, Frankston, Victoria. Melways ref: 100A B8.
It is open from Sunday, 26 December 2010 until Tuesday, 26 April, 2011, from 10 A.M. to 9 P.M. (in December and January) and from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. in February, March and April (from Monday to Thursday).
Creepy Crawlies Sand Sculpting Exhibiton in Australia
Creepy Crawlies Sand Sculpting Exhibiton in Australia


The entrance fee includes all-day entry into exhibition. Adults have to pay $10.00 for the ticket, Concession $ 8.00, Children (4-12) $ 7.00, Children (under 4) are free of charge, Family (2 adults & 2 children) $30.00, Famliy (2 adults & 3 children) $33.00 and Groups of 20 or – more $ 6.00 per person.
Sand Sculpting Exhibiton in Australia December 2010
Sand Sculpting Exhibiton in Australia December 2010

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Magnitude 7 Earthquake Shakes New Papua Guinea

U.S. Geological Survey has announced today that a serious earthquake shook Papua New Guinea on August,5th. The earthquake struck near the island province of New Britain 352 miles (566 kilometres) northeast of the national capital Port Moresby. Papua New Guinea is a region where these kind of phenomena take place quite often because it lies on the “Ring of Fire”, that is where about 90% of the earthquakes in the world take place, as there are volcanic zones. According to the press release, there were no damages recorded, nor any risk of future tsunami.

Earthquake in Papua New Guinea, Australia
Earthquake in Papua New Guinea, Australia

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Accor Novotel Hotel Opening at Brisbane Airport

The Accor Network will open a new hotel at The Novotel Brisbane Airport, the 23rd in Australia. This is currently under construction and due to be completed by October 2009.

It will be the second Novotel in Brisbane, the first opened in 1995 in Creek Street in the heart of the central business district. The 156 room Novotel is being developed by Kenlynn Properties Australia and is being built on an 8000sqm block of land at 1 Airport Drive. There are over 40 Novotels at major airports around the globe.

The special design of the hotel includes a six storey atrium and a dramatic, glass-ended, cantilevered rooftop pool and recreation space.

The Novotel will be part of a relatively new retail, commercial and recreational precinct that will also comprise a DFO super-store, childcare centre, Woolworths supermarket and a golf course. In addition to its convenient address,

Accor Novotel Brisbane Airport
Accor Novotel Brisbane Airport
the new Novotel hotel will also feature also relaxing conveniences like a roof top terrace, gymnasium, lap pool and sauna, a lobby bar, a la carte restaurant, underground parking and six meeting rooms to service the needs of corporate clients in transit.

Accor Vice President Australia, Simon McGrath said, “Brisbane Airport is much more than just an airport, it is one of Brisbane’s fastest growing commercial areas and the gateway to the Gold Coast and south-east Queensland. Brisbane Airport currently handles some 18.5 million passengers annually – a growth of 50% since 2003 – and is forecast to grow to 33.3 million by 2029, making new infrastructure such as the Novotel crucial.”

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