In Australia, Purling grew up, studied music and eventually found his way into conducting the national touring company production of ``Miss Saigon.
Purling was barely alive when he was found and delivered to an orphanage in Saigon, given a Vietnamese name by the facility's director, and placed in a second orphanage run by World Vision (the New Life Babies Home).
In 1973, an Australian minister and his wife, David and Judith Purling, adopted him.
At the age of 5, Purling displayed keen musical talent by mimicking the material his eldest sister was practicing at the piano.
My jazz studies teacher gave me a cassette tape with some different jazz pianists like Monty Alexander, George Shearing and Oscar Peterson, and I just loved the sound of it,'' Purling says.
A multifaceted performer, Purling played trumpet and percussion instruments as well as piano.
At the same time, Purling was developing an acting career.
In 1992, Purling earned a bachelor's degree in jazz studies at the University of Adelaide.
The suspension bridge will give double vistas a complete view of the beautiful 100-metre drop Purling Brook waterfall one of Queensland s 10 highest waterfalls and downstream to smaller falls and Little Nerang Creek, Ms Bates said.
Reopening the Purling Brook Circuit and offering the bridge experience will help us promote the park as an iconic world heritage tourism destination.