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A Guide To London Chinatown

January 19, 2012 by  
Filed under London 伦敦

London Chinatown has a rich history dating back to at least the 17th Century. It was previously located in the Limehouse area in the eastern part of London. It is now located off Shaftsburry Avenue and began to really get established in the 1970s. The nearest  Underground stations in the area are the Leicester Square […]

Sydney Chinatown

January 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Sydney 悉尼

Sydney’s bustling Chinatown, set on Dixon, Hay and Sussex Streets in the CBD, is framed by a traditional Paifang, the style of gateway seen in many for the world’s Chinatowns. There are a variety of stores and attractions, including arts and crafts shops, fashion stores, and cheap eateries and renown restaurants. At the time of […]

Melbourne Chinatown

January 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Melbourne 墨尔本

Located in nineteenth century buildings on the strip of Little Bourke Street between Swanston and Spring streets, you’ll find Australia’s oldest Chinatown. The gold rushes of the 1850s Chinese migrants established the Chinese quarter where lodgings housed those en route to the goldfields. Those who did not return to China went back to Melbourne where […]

Brisbane Chinatown

January 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Brisbane 布里斯班

Brisbane’s Chinatown stretches from Alfred St to McLachlan St, and Gipps St to Constance St in Fortitude Valley, just one kilometre north of the CBD. It is centred on Brunswick Street Mall. Locals and visitors alike mingle in this bustling part of the city, crowding the Chinese supermarkets, looking for exotic ingredients, or looking for […]

A Guide to Yokohama Chinatown

January 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Yokohama 横滨

Yokohama Chinatown, the largest Chinatown in Asia, was established after the sea port opened in Yokohama in1859. In 1923 the district suffered the effects of he great Kanto Earthquake which devastated the region and many people chose to move back to China rather than attempting to rebuild. Just 14 years later, the war between China […]

A Guide To Chinatown Tokyo

January 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Tokyo 东京

Japan’s major Chinatown is located in Yokohama, and the area designated Tokyo Chinatown doesn’t have a large gateway like typical Chinatowns. And it is not like other Chinatowns around the world which boast Chinese food, cheap clothing and inexpensive goods selling from colourful shops, rather, it is home to stores run by Chinese immigrants who […]

A Guide To Singapore Chinatown

January 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Singapore 新加坡

With its gleaming high rise buildings, Singapore is one of the most modern cities in Asia. The tiny nation state, with its mixed population including Chinese (77%), Malay (14%) and Indian (7%) is a case study in multiculturalism.   Everyone here lives and works together in harmony.  Only in Singapore can one see a Buddhist temple, […]

Saigon Chinatown

January 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Saigon 西贡

Ethnic Chinese have been moving to Vietnam for centuries. During the transition of power from Ming Dynasty to Qing Dynasty in China, many anti-Qing elements fled persecution by emigrating to Vietnam. To avoid angering the Qing government, the Vietnam government sent these people south to the scarcely populated part of the country. They pioneered the […]

A Guide to Penang Chinatown

January 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Penang 槟城

Penang Chinatown, on the island of Penang in Malaysia, stretches from Weld Quay to the streets of Stewart, Campbell, and King. Here you’ll find plenty of wonderful architecture, including clan houses, shop houses, and temples, that were built by the Chinese settlers who came to the country as far back as the eighteenth century. Today, […]

A Guide To Manila Chinatown

January 18, 2012 by  
Filed under Manila 马尼拉

The Chinatown in Manila, which Filipinos call Binondo, and local Chinese refer as Chai Lai, is located just across the Pasig River opposite the Spanish walled city called Intramuros. This area originally was only for Catholic Chinese, however, non-Christian Chinese were later settled in Chinatown. While Manila and Philippines as a whole are closely associated […]

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