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FRIENDS from Australia and abroad have come to Bendigo to help rouse Sun Loong.

People poured into the Dai Gum San Chinese Precinct to see the awakening of the dragon, a two-part process that recommences at 2pm.

Sun Loong will star in tomorrow’s gala parade.

A campaign for the 47-year-old dragon’s replacement and restoration is underway.