Chinatown reinvigoration plan goes before council

Irena Zhang Chinatown Upgrade

Chinatown’s main thoroughfare, labelled “almost embarrassing” by prominent Adelaide businesswoman Irena Zhang last year, is in line for a significant revamp as part of a wider ‘Chinatown Reinvigoration’ plan. The planned revamp is crucial for “the Chinese community in Adelaide, the growth in Chinese tourism and more tourism between China and Australia,” Lord Mayor Martin Haese said. “Let’s set it up for the next 20 or 30 years.” The proposal includes $30,000 funding for the plan preparation and engagement, $50,000 for district activation (including event activity) plus $20,000 to support improvements to shopfronts. Funds will be offered on a 50/50 basis with building owners as an incentive for early engagement so that upgrades to private buildings can be considered as public realm improvements, generating a ‘quick win’ scenario. If accepted by council, preparation of the reinvigoration plan is expected to be completed during 2017/18 with the overhaul completed by late


8 Best Chinatown Dumplings

Best Dumplings in Adelaide

Dumpling King @ 85 Grote St Ying Chow @ 114 Gouger St Ding Hao @ 26 Gouger St Star House @ 31 Gouger St Ba Guo Bu Yi @ 98 -100 Gouger St Noodle & Dumpling House @ 55 Gouger St T-Chow @ 68 Moonta St Sushi Bar Genki @ 163 Gouger St


SA Liberals commit $500k to develop Chinatown

David Ridgeway Chinatown Redevelopment

The Hon. David Ridgway MLC, Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council, Shadow Minister for Tourism, Primary Industries, Food & Wine tweets that “The State Liberals have committed $500k to developing Chinatown Mall to benefit tourists and local businesses if elected in March 2018.”


Victor Zhang: Chinese Heritage – Heysen of Australia

Victor Zhang Adelaide Artist

Victor Zhang: Chinese Heritage – Heysen of Australia 16 April – 7 May 2017 The Royal SA Society of Arts Inc. Gallery. President Rev Vikki Waller & Director Bev Bills, OAM welcome you to the opening of the Victor Zhang Chinese Heritage -Heysen of Australia To be opened 2.00pm Sunday 23rd April by Acting Consul-General Mr. Yuncai Mei An exhibition of artworks by RSASA Fellow Chinese Artist of China & Australia Where: Royal SA Society of Arts Inc. Gallery Level 1, Institute Building, Cnr North Tce & Kintore Ave Adelaide Exhibition Dates; 16th April-7th May 2017 Gallery Hours Weekdays 10.30-4.30pm Weekends 1.00pm -4.00pm. Closed Public Holidays Ph: (08) 8232 0450 Victor Zhang is an adventurer, lover of nature, beauty and an important international artist who graduated from the “Class of 1954”, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing. Victor was enrolled at China’s premiere University studying sketching and oil painting


Chinatown’s Best Vegetarian / Vegan

East Taste Cafe

East Taste Cafe @119 Gouger St Goodies and Grains Kitchen @ 21/22 Central Market Plaza Rawfection @  26, Central Market Arcade Let Them Eat @ 26D Central Market Arcade My Kingdom For A Horse @ 191 Wright St Plantation Juice Co. @ 44-60 Gouger St, Adelaide Central Markets Photo by Jonathan Phoon