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Check out Chinatown
is almost as much an icon of
the city as the MCG.
The 24-hour restaurant
and entertainment precinct
dates back to the Victorian
gold rush days of the 1850s
and is the longest continu-
ous Chinese settlement in
The low-level heritage
streetscape is packed with
eating places that range
from fine dining to laneway
and arcade noodle houses.
Chinatown's focus is
on Little Bourke Street,
from Swanston to Spring
streets, but it also includes
many laneways and al-
leys that link the area to
nearby Bourke and Lons-
dale streets. The city's
network of laneways offers
something for everyone ---
whether your interest is
food, wine, cinema, comedy,
sports or performing arts.
GOOD FOOD AND WINE SHOW
OVER the weekend of June 4 to
6 at the Melbourne Convention
and Exhibition Centre, Southbank,
there'll be live demonstrations
from celebrity chefs, a delectable
array of local and international
produce and a display of the lat-
est kitchen appliances and cook-
ware. Go to www.goodfoodshow.
com.au for more information.
MASTERPIECES --- EUROPEAN
MASTERS: STÄDEL MUSEUM
MORE than 100 works from 70
artists including Degas, Munch,
Picasso, Cézanne and Renoir from
the Städel Museum collection in
Germany will be in Australia for
the first time at the NGV from
June 19 to October 10. Further
information is available at www.
MORE than 700 drawings,
storyboards, puppets, costumes
and early shorts by cinema artist
Tim Burton will be exhibited at the
ACMI from June 24 to October 1.
More information is available at
FILM FESTIVAL (MIFF)
CINEMA from more than 50 coun-
tries will be screened over 17 days
from July 23 to August 8 at ven-
ues including Federation Square,
ACMI, the Capitol and Melbourne
Town Hall. As well as screening the
very best in world cinema, MIFF is
the largest showcase of new Aus-
tralian cinema. Further details are
available at www.melbournefilm-
HELD from August 27 to Sep-
tember 5, the Melbourne Writers
Festival will bring together 250
international and local writers for
10 days of ideas, debate, read-
ings, discussions and interviews.
250 sessions will be held at
venues in and near Federation
Square, with more information
available at www.mwf.com.au.
A Chinese New Year parade on Bourke Street.
Feast on a myriad of cuisines from Chinese,
Indian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian,
Thai, Vietnamese and Euro-Australian.
Discover Chinatown's Cultural heritage
and the big Dai Loong Dragon at the
Go Shopping in the arcades, the lane
ways and discover a vast array of unique
retail, fashion and beauty shops.
Accommodation from 5 star, apartment
residencies and affordable backpackers.
Dine Entertainment Shop and Stay
Travel & Tours
The Chinatown Precinct Association Inc. is recognised by the City of Melbourne to promote and market Melbourne's Chinatown. It conducts a number of activities throughout the year, like
The Asian Market, and the God of Fortune appearances during Chinese New Year celebrations, and also participates in other events like the Asian Food Festival. The Chinatown Precinct
Association Inc works together with the City of Melbourne to improve the streetscape and infrastructure of Chinatown. Information Mobile: 0418 589 778. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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