One of Australia’s leading advertising photographers Richard Lyons has called on Adelaide’s creatives including commercial property mogul and art gallery owner Irena Zhang, chief swashbuckler at Swashbucklers Club & the author of the Swashbuckler Guides series, Sputnik Sputnik, Asian tourism adviser and director Conan Fahey from the Australia China Development Company, urban designer and founder of EcoCaddy, Daniels Langeberg to listen and discuss how to assist the local traders and community leaders with their ideas and strategy for the re-invigoration of the Chinatown Precinct. Discussions were had with members from business and multicultural community including the Chinatown Adelaide of SA Inc, the Hong Kong Australia Business Association South Australia Chapter, the Australia China Hebei Association Inc, the Australian Asian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc, the South Australia Xinjiang Association and the China Business Network of South Australia. What been highlighted to the State Government and Adelaide City Council: Moonta St to be included in
The Chinatown Adelaide of South Australia (CASA) Lunar New Year Street Party on Moonta Street and Gouger Street will be held on 4th February 2017! Moonta and Gouger Street will be filled with stalls, exhibitions, and entertainments from various cultural groups, showcasing Asian cultures and traditions of arts, crafts and foods. This year, CASA anticipate that over 20,000 people from all walks of life from all over South Australia and beyond will be expected to attend the Street Party. The 2017 CASA Lunar New Year Street Party presents an exhilarating program of multicultural performances across dance, music, fitness demos, martial arts, and the ultimate crowd pleaser: Fire Crackers and Lion Dance. 20 Lions performing lion dances for Lunar New Year The powerful Chung Yee Tong Lion Dance Troupe, Trinity College Lion Dance Troupe and Interschool Lion Dance Troupe Alliance, will kick off the party with an unforgettable lion dance performance.
Iconic SA Photographer Richard Lyons has recently asked the question. Should Chinatown Adelaide be improved? “Toward the end of last year I kicked up a fuss about the state of Chinatown. So I spoke to my partner in crime, Adelaide expat Carl Van Wijk in Tokyo… with his advice I invested some time and photographed the entrance so we could create a vision of what he and I thought it could look like potentially. If you say something negative you need to back it up with a positive right? So here it is. Just a mock up, get people talking perhaps? A few more lanterns, some visual imagery ( happy to provide) a big kick arse video screen in the middle rotating images of S.A, paint the town red and throw in a rickshaw or two. Let me know what you think?” 7 December 2016 Yesterday I expressed my thoughts
“Irena Zhang says that Chinatown Adelaide’s Moonta Street thoroughfare has been left behind as Adelaide City Councillor Houssam Abiad leads a push for the destination to reap similar benefits and upgrades to Rundle Mall and the East End. After successfully passing a motion at the last council meeting of the year that a report into repairing and beautifying the precinct be prepared, Mr Abiad said it had been a long time coming. Ms Zhang said the $2 million revamp of a food hall off Moonta St should act as a catalyst for the regeneration of the entire surrounding precinct. “We all know that Chinatown is an attraction and it is almost embarrassing to look at it now. A lot of it is in bad condition, particularly along Moonta St,” she said. Chinatown Adelaide of South Australia (CASA) vice president George Chin said the area was one of the city’s busiest and
The 2016/2017 Chinatown Adelaide SA Inc. Management Committee Members include President Eric Lai, Jacky PI, Suki Han, Jacky Yang, James 吴弘毅, George Chin, Haiming Nie, Han Yan, Melvin Ming Fatt Lim, Minying Zhang and Ziang Troy Li. Chinatown Adelaide of SA Inc. (CASA) is a non-profit organization incorporated at the end of 2003. It is formed by the traders, property owners of Chinatown precinct and other stakeholders in Adelaide City with the primary objective of promoting recreational, cultural, social and economic activities in Chinatown to the broader community of South Australia and beyond. Image by Eric Lai
Moonta St should be included in the Adelaide laneway and small street $14.6 million makeover. laneways connecting the Central Market to the Riverbank. The inclusion of Moonta St into the upgrade of the small streets and laneways linking the Riverbank to Gouger St will provide another safe evening route to Gouger St and Chinatown. • Moonta St is already accessible to pedestrians. • Moonta St is a main route from Grote St. to Gouger St. • In evenings, the main safe laneway from Grote St. to Gouger St. All the local businesses, residents and tourism operators want is what has been highlighted and resources and upgrades promised in the past: 16th July 2011 ACDC Chinatown Redevelopment Strategy: http://tacdc.com.au/adelaides-chinatown-redevelopment-stra…/ 22nd June 2012: http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/…/story-e6frea83-1226405186256 Yarwood: http://chinatownadelaide.com/sa-chinese-weekly-interview-w…/ Haese: http://chinatownadelaide.com/sa-chinese-weekly-interview-w…/ http://www.theaustralian.com.au/…/story-e6frg6n6-1226909232…
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
Over 100 guests attended the launch party and Penfolds wine tasting including VIP guest Peter Hanscomb, CEO of Belle Property Australasia and former Labor Senator the Hon Nick Bolkus. In September, Inspire Real Estate joined the Belle Property network and is the first office with dual franchises – Belle Property and Belle Property International. Belle Property Adelaide City is a specialist residential real estate company that focuses on resale and management of homes and apartments. Belle Property International is a world-class concierge partner that represents both property developers and investors across Asia and Australia. Led by Principal, Calvin Lai, a well-respected local area expert who has been selling property in Adelaide for over six years, the multicultural team are set to deliver a personalised and unique approach to large scale projects and residential real estate.
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.
Chinatown leaders Tianbo Zhang, Anastasia Bougesis, Randal Tomich Irena Zhang and Wayne Chao enjoy a 8 Courses Degustation Menu tailored by the Mount Lofty House chefs to match Tomich Wines new releases at the Tomich Wines annual gala dinner. Image by Meaghan Coles Photography.