Boutique real estate group, Belle Property, is redefining real estate in Adelaide by opening its first dual franchise. Led by Principal, Calvin Lai, the multicultural team of 27 employees who are fluent in seven languages, are set to deliver a personalised and unique approach to large scale projects and residential real estate. Making the strategic move to the boutique agency, Calvin and his team are now operating as two distinct brands, Belle Property Adelaide City and Belle Property International Adelaide. 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. “We believe Adelaide has become an investment hot spot for Asian investors and we are proud to have Calvin and his team join the Belle Property family,” says Peter Hanscomb,
Join Irena Zhang and experience the breathtaking beauty of Opals this summer at the South Australian Museum. The Opals exhibition showcases some of the world’s most exquisite jewellery and unique and fascinating specimens, never before displayed together. 25 September 2015–14 February 2016 – don’t miss out! In a stunning new exhibition from the South Australian Museum, Opals brings to life Australia’s most precious gemstone. It is a story millions of years in the making, from the heart of South Australia, where extraordinary circumstances transformed an ancient inland sea into a mysterious and desolate lunar landscape. From this desert arose radiant treasures that today are some of the most recognised symbols of Australia. Image by Richard Lyons.
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.
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
“The Royal South Australian Society of the Arts second Portrait Prize Exhibition has just announced that this year’s major prize will be donated by Irena Zhang. Irena is the Owner of Zi Gallery. The Zhang family support of the Arts and the RSASA continues, by Irena’s generous gift of $10,000 to the second Royal South Australian Society Portrait Prize. It will be dedicated to her father Victor Zhang. Three independent judges have been appointed and they will work with Irena’s father, well known international artist Victor Zhang, in the selection of the first prize of $10,000.” Full story by Hannah Pendlebury (Glam Adelaide) Picture by Matt Turner (The Advertiser)
MESSAGE TO THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN CHINESE COMMUNITY FROM THE PREMIER, THE HONOURABLE JAY WEATHERILL MP ON THE OCCASION OF THE LUNAR NEW YEAR 2015 YEAR OF THE GOAT On behalf of the Government of South Australia, I am delighted to extend New Year best wishes to all members of South Australia’s Chinese community. South Australia’s thriving Chinese community continues to make a substantial contribution to our society and economy. South Australians of Chinese heritage have experienced success in many fields of human endeavours and we celebrate their achievements. South Australia and China enjoy a mutually beneficial and prosperous relationship, and my Government is committed to working with the South Australian Chinese community to further strengthen our cultural and economic ties. Since the launch of our South Australia China Engagement Strategy in 2012, we have deepened our engagement considerably. Over the past decades, South Australia has gained a well-earned reputation as
Led by the Premier of South Australia, the delegation will include several State Ministers and many business leaders in the State Government’s most ambitious outbound mission to China. The 2nd South Australia-Shandong Cooperation and Development Forum will be held on 25 May and will see up to 200 representatives from seven key South Australian industries converge in Qingdao and Jinan. The mission provides participating export ready businesses with the opportunity to build their international networks with potential trading partners and investors in China. Register your interest