Irena Zhang hopes the winter refurbishment of her Chinatown Food Plaza on Moonta St will lead to a face-lift for one of the city’s most iconic cultural sectors. “It could be the start of a new Chinatown,” said the former president of Chinatown Adelaide, art gallery owner and current board member of the Adelaide Festival Centre Trust. “We will rename the hall as Chinatown Plaza and it will be a mix of hospitality, retail and tourism. We want a lot more retail shops to come in, gift shops and fashion.” Currently, there are a still a couple tenancies remaining so if you’ve been thinking of starting a cafe or bistro, this could be an exciting new possibility. Right in the heart of Chinatown and adjacent to the famous and soon to be redeveloped Central Markets. Message Chinatown Plaza for more information. Source: Chinatown Food Hall revamp to bring new life
David Doudle, (better known as ‘Lunch’) Managing Director of Goin’ Off Safaris recently visited Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing and Chengdu, meeting to with key travel agents and airline partners to promote the Eyre Peninsula on the SATC China Roadshow. Other South Australian operators included: the Hahndorf Inn, Intercontinental Adelaide, Travel Superstore, Silver Needle Hotels, Best Aussie Adventures, the Desert Cave, Sealink Travel Group and Tranquil Travel.
Good Fortune Market is a melting pot of food, fun and entertainment for everyone with an emphasis on all things Asian. Elder Park will continue to delight patrons with delicious food, stunning design and good vibes. From the creative minds behind exciting events including the Royal Croquet Club and Alpine Winter Village, the Good Fortune Market will transport you all the way to the vibrant streets of Asia. Vendors include Sitlo, Vietnamese Laundry, Hoy Pinoy, Naya and Mai Kitchen. Wander market stalls, take in free all ages entertainment or simply settle into a stylish pop-up bar. Opening Hours Thursday 6 October 5pm – 12am Friday 7 October 12pm – 12am Saturday 9 October 12pm – 2am Sunday 9 Ocober 12pm – 12am
OzAsia Festival is Australia’s premier international arts festival focusing on Asia. The 2016 festival was all new, revamped and refreshed, including a twist on the much-loved Moon Lantern Festival. Under current Festival Director Joseph Mitchell, the annual program features the finest theatre, dance, music, film, talks and visual arts that Asia has to offer. The film program at the Mercury Cinema and features a selection of award-winning films. Also as part of OzAsia, exhibitions are showing at the Art Gallery of SA, Samstag Museum, ArtSpace, CACSA, Nexus and Adelaide Central Gallery.
Beginning at 2pm on Sunday 18th September, the Moon Lantern Festival will feature more than 40 lantern installations, live entertainment, food vendors and workshops. Australia’s largest and most spectacular lantern parade – led by a 40-person-long Hong Kong dragon lantern – will take place after sunset, and the evening will end with fireworks over the River Torrens. The event is part of the OzAsia Festival.