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Old 05-23-2009, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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I lived and went to Uni in Adelaide. It was not boring at all. There was always something to do -- festivals, trips to the wine regions, wandering the stalls of the Central Market (a foodie paradise), grabbing a cheap meal in Chinatown, cycling to the beach, viewing aboriginal art at the (free) museums, wandering the botanic garden, tasting wine at the national wine centre, trips to Kangaroo Island (gorgeous), etc.
Did someone say Chinatown?
Do any other Aussie cities have a "Chinatown?"
Having a "Chinatown" could (oddly enough) help me feel like I'm "home."
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Old 05-23-2009, 10:13 AM
 
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Did someone say Chinatown?
Do any other Aussie cities have a "Chinatown?"
Having a "Chinatown" could (oddly enough) help me feel like I'm "home."
Melbourne has a large Chinatown. As do Bendigo, Ballarat and Ararat in Victoria.

There's one in Perth AND in Broome WHICH I just LOVE!

There's a whole lot of them right around the country actually and it might just be easier to give you this link CC because it's really interesting and lists all of them.

Chinatowns across Australia - Australia's Culture Portal (http://www.cultureandrecreation.gov.au/articles/identity/chinatowns/ - broken link)
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Old 05-23-2009, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Melbourne has a large Chinatown. As do Bendigo, Ballarat and Ararat in Victoria.

There's one in Perth AND in Broome WHICH I just LOVE!

There's a whole lot of them right around the country actually and it might just be easier to give you this link CC because it's really interesting and lists all of them.

Chinatowns across Australia - Australia's Culture Portal (http://www.cultureandrecreation.gov.au/articles/identity/chinatowns/ - broken link)
It seems like wherever there's a large city
(and in some cases small ones)
there's a Chinatown.

In Canada, probably most large cities don't have a Chinatown.
*Thanks for the link.
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Old 05-23-2009, 10:59 AM
 
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It seems like wherever there's a large city
(and in some cases small ones)
there's a Chinatown.

In Canada, probably most large cities don't have a Chinatown.
*Thanks for the link.
Well mostly here in Victoria there's a Chinatown wherever there was a gold rush! Well in the regional centres anyway.

Aside from those listings for Chinatowns we also have "asian" areas which will include Thais, Chinese, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Malaysians, Japanese and probably others I've not thought of.

The suburbs that might not have the temples, do have the restaurants and grocers. Actually not far from me there's Glen Waverley where you can walk along Kingsway and see the whole roast duck's hanging in the shop windows and people lining up to buy it! I figure it must be very popular although I've yet to try it. We also have Chinese New Year here with the dragon and fireworks! It's great!
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Old 05-23-2009, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Eastern Sydney, Australia
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Brisbane because it's bigger with more things to do than the other two and especially like the Queenslander houses.
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Old 05-23-2009, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Well mostly here in Victoria there's a Chinatown wherever there was a gold rush! Well in the regional centres anyway.

Aside from those listings for Chinatowns we also have "asian" areas which will include Thais, Chinese, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Malaysians, Japanese and probably others I've not thought of.

The suburbs that might not have the temples, do have the restaurants and grocers. Actually not far from me there's Glen Waverley where you can walk along Kingsway and see the whole roast duck's hanging in the shop windows and people lining up to buy it! I figure it must be very popular although I've yet to try it. We also have Chinese New Year here with the dragon and fireworks! It's great!
Neat.

I haven't heard of any Cambodians in Canada, and Malaysians could be unusual, but we do have small groups of all the other nationalities.

Mmmm, roast duck.
Ya, I'm used to seeing whole animals hanging up behind a glass display case.
I suppose the sight of a whole roast duck would turn off most Aussies?
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Old 05-23-2009, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Way up north :-)
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Bris or Perth. I'm not really into over-size funeral homes, despite what Mini might think.
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Old 05-23-2009, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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Perth, though central Adelaide is very attractively laid out.
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Old 05-23-2009, 08:15 PM
 
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In Canada, probably most large cities don't have a Chinatown.
*Thanks for the link.
Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa all have Chinatowns. Toronto has several, in fact. Not sure about Calgary, etc.

But SORRY.. off topic yet again.. back to Oz... Damn you got me talking about Canada again. Sorry folks.

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Bris or Perth. I'm not really into over-size funeral homes, despite what Mini might think.
I hate humidity so Brissie is out.. but I know humidity is in your blood, being a NOLA girl inside!
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Old 05-23-2009, 08:22 PM
 
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Neat.

I haven't heard of any Cambodians in Canada, and Malaysians could be unusual, but we do have small groups of all the other nationalities.

Mmmm, roast duck.
Ya, I'm used to seeing whole animals hanging up behind a glass display case.
I suppose the sight of a whole roast duck would turn off most Aussies?
We have a lot of Cambodian refugees from after the Vietnam war and we do seem to get a lot of Malaysian students. Many of our immigrants are from our pacific region neighbours.

You know I don't think it does turn off most Aussies CC. We've had Chinese cultural here for such a long time even the most insular Aussie is pretty familiar with Chinese cooking and people are very fond of roast duck. I think it's probably only me that has an issue with it but that's because I don't cope well eating any meat that is served in it's original form. It's the same with fish. Give me fillets and I'm fine, serve me up a whole fish and it's all over!

You know after reading all the things that have been posted lately about Adelaide I'm really getting a hankering to go investigate it!
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