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
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.
Over 25 years, Richard Lyon’s photographic journey has been wide and varied, gaining him recognition as one of Australia’s leading advertising photographers. In his early years, Richard spent time honing his traditional photography skills in Australia and overseas by assisting some of the best advertising photographers of their time. His transition from film to digital eight years ago ignited an interest in new technology and post-production techniques, which he has crafted into a fine art.
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
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]
Great twilight photo of the Chinatown Adelaide Lunar New Year Street Party 2015 by Claire Bunten (Chinatown Adelaide Contributor & the Australia China Development Company Event Manager)
“Back in 2004, Chinatown’s Lunar New Year celebration attracted just a few hundred people.Chinatown Adelaide of SA Inc.president George Chin says the event has gone from strength to strength. Though Lunar New Year technically begins on February 19, celebrations will roll on from 10am-10.30pm on Saturday, February 21, with a program full of entertainment from various Asian cultural groups, plus food stalls and craft demonstrations. A street party will take over at 5.30pm, including a gala dinner under the stars. Mr Chin, who is also on the board of Education Adelaide, says many Chinese international students have volunteered to help prepare the event. Adelaide has roughly 12,000 Chinese university students but Lunar New Year is not only celebrated by Chinese people. That’s why we call it Lunar New Year and not Chinese New Year It is celebrated by people in Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam … and SA is a multicultural