Harajuku fashion will transform Chinatown from next month. The city’s anime and cosplay communities have joined forces to celebrate Asian cultures, including fashion and music, in Moonta St, on the first Friday night of each month. Anime is a Japanese abbreviation for the word animation and cosplay is a shortened term for costume role play, which refers to the sub-culture of dressing up as characters from video games, comics and anime. The event will feature best-dressed competitions, DJs playing Asian pop music and fashion parades. Australian Asian Chamber of Commerce and Industry vice-president Conan Fahey, who is helping organise the event, said he wanted to bring a taste of Japan to Chinatown. “It is about reinvigorating Chinatown with different sorts of events and activities,” Mr Fahey said. “There is a whole sub-culture here in Adelaide where people from non-Chinese or non-Korean heritages seem to be embracing this Japanese and Chinese pop cultures
Mr Guo Zhaoxin, Vice Governor of Shandong Province visited Adelaide to further discuss economic cooperation between Shandong Province and South Australia and to celebrate the anniversary of our successful Sister State relationship. The Premier of South Australia Mike Rann hosted an official dinner for the Vice Governor and delegation on the 17 October 2011. Premier Rann last met the Shandong Provincial Governor Jiang Daming on his business mission to Shandong on 12 April 2011. We look forward to further positive outcomes in a wide variety of industry sectors for Adelaide and South Australia.
Adelaide-based Australia China Development Company general manager Conan Fahey, who helps trade between Australia and China, said Chinatown was under-utilised.
Fireworks, lion dances, martial arts displays and a fashion parade will help ring in the Lunar New Year at a street party in Chinatown this Saturday. Adelaide’s multicultural communities will showcase their music, dance and food at the event, which marks the start of the 15-day Lunar New Year festival on February 3. According to the Chinese Zodiac 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit. Chinese astrology says people born under the rabbit (for example 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987 and 1999) make ideal diplomats or politicians, and have grace, culture and beautiful manners. The free street party on Moonta St, between Gouger and Grote streets, starts at 11am.
“Weiping has never taken part in Australian Chinese New Year before, so this is her first chance to see how things are done here. She helps out anyway she can, meets some new people, and finds out that although some things stay the same, the celebrations here are different because Australia has people from all over Asia.” My Australia: Episode 13 – Part 3 You Tube Clip
Conan Fahey from the Australian Asian Chamber of Commerce (AACCI) for winning the 2010 Council for International Trade and Commerce (SA) CITCSA Awards Outstanding Long-Term Contribution award
2010 is the Year of the Tiger, so why not take the family along to Chinatown this Saturday and celebrate the Lunar New Year Street Party with lion dances, firecrackers and Tai Chi demonstrations? Chinatown will be full of colour and excitement tomorrow with thousands of people expected to head to Moonta Street, Chinatown from 10am to 5pm to experience the vibrant Asian culture. Lord Mayor Michael Harbison said the Lunar New Year Street Party is an exciting event for the City of Adelaide. “Moonta Street in Chinatown will be the heart of this year’s Lunar New Year celebrations so I encourage families to go along and join in the free festivities.” “This weekend’s event is filled with so much culture and life. There are things to do and see for people of all ages,” said the Lord Mayor. There will be formal addresses from City and community leaders, followed
THE AUSTRALIAN ASIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (AACCI) presents the 1930s SHANGHAI STYLE SOIREE CHINESE NEW YEAR 2010 and VALENTINES EVE PARTY!!
Feast all your senses on great Asian food, fine wine, and live entertainment with a festive atmosphere. Latin, jazz and tango beats, karaoke, lucky red envelopes and plenty of party people!!!