Chinatown Adelaide of South Australia (CASA) have officially announced that Lunar New Year Celebrations will be held on 4th February 2017! The Street Party on Moonta Street (Chinatown) and Gouger Street will be filled with stalls, exhibitions, and entertainment from cultural groups showcasing Asian cultures and traditions of arts, crafts and foods. This year, it is anticipated that over 20,000 people fwill be expected to attend the Street Party! The Lunar New Year celebrations in Adelaide get bigger and better every year. Here’s hoping for great weather! We’ll keep you updated with many more details soon. If you are interested in becoming a stallholder you can download the application here or call Jacky Yang on 0425 511 113.
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.
To celebrate 2016 Lunar New Year Street Party and to usher in the year of the Monkey, Moonta Street (Chinatown) 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, it is anticipated that over 20,000 people from all over South Australia and beyond will be expected to attend the Chinese New Year street party. OFFICIAL PROGRAM GUIDE – PROGRAM, UPDATES & ANNOUNCEMENTS Highlights of the street party event will be the Lion Dance and performances from our talented multicultural singers, dancers and musicians from South Australia. If you would like to sponsor the Chinatown Lunar New Year Street Party and get further information for the Sponsorship Packages, please contact: George Chin – President Tel: 8231 2218 Mob: 0416 026 074 Email: [email protected] Eric Lai – Vice President Mob: 0414 485 925 Email: [email protected]
The Lady Mayoress hosted a fund raiser for a volunteer driven not for profit service called Mosh (Minimisation of Suicide Harm) at the Town Hall on 25th September. MOSH Australia is a local charity promoting positive mental health. Stylists from The City of Adelaide, including Cristina Tridente put together affordable pre-loved fashion looks for the whole family, covering formal events, work attire, weekend chill out and more. Outfits were for sale on the night at bargain prices as the Queen Adelaide room become a pop up Op Shop for the night. Councillor Megan Hender MC’d. At the event, it was announced that Mosh is opening a centre on King William Street in the City of Adelaide.
Are you ready for the growth in Chinese Tourism? Chinese tourists are Adelaide’s fastest growing and largest spending market. In the last quarter, Chinese leisure spend increased by 34 %. Adelaide City Council Tuesday, 25 August 2015 from 2:45 PM to 5:00 PM (ACST) Adelaide, SA We had great feedback from the last workshop-and we were even on Channel 9 news! If you missed out last time -now is your chance! Adelaide City Council and the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide, are pleased to present an interactive and entertaining professional development session, tailored to retailers and restauranteurs, to prepare your staff and business for the influx of Chinese visitors. The afternoon includes: – An introduction to China and the Chinese-mind set -Chinese consumer habits -How to make a good first impression -Marketing and selling your product to the Chinese consumer -Customer service ‘Chinese-style’ and much more! Led by
The Australia China Development Company have worked successfully with BrandSA to deliver a strong consistent message to China during April-June 2015. Cristina Tridente opens Qingdao Fashion Week in April 24th-28th After wowing Qingdao in August of 2014 at the Australia China Development Company Gala Banquet, Cristina was invited to return to open Qingdao Fashion Week. During multiple fashion shows, photo shoots, designer discussions and workshops she has achieved a high degree of visibility for South Australian fashion and has developed some truly meaningful and deep relationships while on her 6 week Asialink residency. Brand South Australia in Jinan A DVD co-produced with BrandSA was produced and presented to Qingdao Government who have in turn played it to thousands of Chinese viewers. The video introduces Adelaide Fashion Week but also has an introduction from the Premier and interviews hosted by Lily Ji featuring the Hon. Martin Haese, Irena Zhang and