With 2017 declared as the year of Australian/Chinese tourism, we reached out to speak to a local tourism operator dedicated to providing a unique experience for Chinese tourists. ‘Lunch’ runs Goin’ Off Safaris – a day tour business which takes visitors on unforgettable sights and activities around Port Lincoln. His backyard is not far from Adelaide and home to raw undiscovered beauty and a plethora of wildlife experiences. He’s such a great character – we’re going to have him explain the region and Goin’ Off Safaris in his own words. How long has Goin’ Off Safaris been in business? We have been business since 2005. Who’s in the business? We are just a very small family operation which involves myself, partner Mandy and our young kids get involved as well. We have another two casual guides and Mandy’s mum does a lot of catering for us. Small is good! Tell us a bit about yourself! There’s not too
Remember chinatownadelaide.com/lny2016 and come back here on the 13th February to get up to date information. The official entertainment program guide is released! It’s an incredible array or community talent featuring dance, instrumentals, martial arts, opera, k-pop, indigenous dance, a battle of the bands and of course, the much loved lion dances. Please note times are approximate. We look forward to enjoying the free program of entertainment thanks to Chinatown Adelaide of SA. 12pm Lion Dance – Chung Yee Tong Lion Dance Troupe Happy New Year Song – Mei’s Dance Company Guzheng Instrument Performance – School Of Chinese Music & Arts Chinese Classical Dance – Chinese Art School Of SA Cantonese Classic Medley – Cantonese Classical Group Solo Erhu Performance – Li DaWei – Mei’s Dance Company Tai Chi Demo – Mulan Double Ring – Chinese Welfare Services Of SA Inc. Sign Language Dance – Give Love Readily – Tzu
With Chinese New Year in Chinatown and Adelaide surrounds just around the corner on the 8th February, we’ve prepared the ultimate banquet guide as well as our top recommendations. Pictured: Red Chilli owner Steven An and Tomich Wines director Randal Tomich. Red Chilli Open for one hot and spicy year, Red Chilli has stolen our hearts with authentic Sichuan cuisine. It’s beautiful decor, attentive staff and vast menu of fresh hot regional delicacies makes it our number one location for celebrating the new year. Owner Steven is thrilled with Red Chilli’s first year of gaining a good reputation with the community, Adelaide foodies and international visitors. He is looking forward to delighting his customers during Chinese New Year. He says “It’s the most special time of the year for our community. I want to provide the best atmosphere for families and friends to spend time together.” Tomich Wines has been
Lunar New Year 2016 is less than a month away! This special cultural holiday is celebrated in Adelaide’s Chinatown as close as possible to the date of Chinese New Year. The year of the Monkey begins on Monday 8th February with 2016 Chinatown celebrations held on Saturday 13th February. There is so much to see and do, we’ll try to cover this year’s festivities in detail so you can plan your day. OFFICIAL PROGRAM GUIDE – PROGRAM, UPDATES & ANNOUNCEMENTS The event grows in size every year due the hard work of many dedicated volunteers. Chinatown Adelaide of SA Inc. (CASA) is the organiser of the event. The committee members are volunteers who work with cultural organisations to bring joy, happiness and prosperity to Adelaide every year. Since 2013 the event has spilled out of its traditional home in Moonta Street to also include Gouger Street. Prosperity Dinner A special mention
With a purpose-built consulate imminent in the Adelaide CBD to employ 25 staff, a temporary consulate has been opened by The Premier Jay Weatherill. The consulate was part of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), free trade agreement of 2015 and follows SA’s biggest ever trade mission to China in May 2015. “South Australia’s export economy has received a glowing endorsement, with the opening of a Chinese consulate general in Adelaide. Premier Jay Weatherill said yesterday the consulate represents a significant lifting of the relationship between China and South Australia. This is the highest level of diplomatic office that a state government can be afforded by a foreign country,” he said. “It will be a substantial office that will have political, cultural and economic attachés associated with it.” Source. Picture by Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide Official consulate website.