More than a hundred years old, lodged in the centre of Melbourne CBD, sits Chinatown. Vivid and bright, with a contrasted architecture and a unique atmosphere, whether you’re passing through the noisy streets or taking a break with your friend in search of leisure and food, you will remember Chinatown.
Chinatown however isn’t limited to Melbourne. Embodying bits of China, Japan, Malaysia or Thailand, you can find it in LA, Paris, Tokyo or London. It’s everywhere, and it’s nowhere. Full of life, it is lacking substance, it’s a concept; an in-between space; existing in-between cultures, in-between times, in-between meals…
If you haven’t tried, you should give it a chance. From dawn to the darkest hours, take a small walk a few blocks away from Bourke street and enjoy getting lost in the crowd, the shiny lights and the steamy rooms.
“Welcome nowhere, we have dumplings.”