Sights & landmarks in Chinatown

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  • reeceyb
    Chichester, UK1,636 contributions
    This was a good place to wonder and follow your nose for the food which was all very very good all sorts of different vendors selling they take on Chinese food worth walking through
    Written 13 October 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,022 contributions
    Curtin House is a good hang-out for city workers. It's a bit shabby, but the restaurant is nice. The rooftop bar is renowned as a place for a convivial drink. Curtin House is named for John Curtin, said to be Australia's greatest ever Prime Minister. Curtin House dates from the 1930s, when Australia was taking it easy "between the wars."
    Written 9 March 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,022 contributions
    Sun Yat-sen (1866-1925) is recognized as the founder of modern China. He overthrew 5,000 years of dynastic rule in the Middle Kingdom. Sun Yat-sen was a medical practitioner, and was often known as "Dr Sun." Following the Xinhai Revolution in 1911, Dr Sun became the first provisional President of the Republic of China. The statue is a good representation of Sun Yat-sen, it stands in the forecourt of Melbourne's Chinese Museum.
    Written 1 August 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,022 contributions
    The former Bank of New South Wales Chambers is located in Burke Street, Melbourne. Even though the ground floor is now taken up by a 7-Eleven convenience store, the classical columns remain impressive. Gaining entry to the former banking chambers is not easy, but it is still a function office building.
    Written 4 April 2023
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  • JnVSydney
    Greater Sydney, Australia18,440 contributions
    This lovely historic church for chinese parishioners, was built in the late 1800,s , the structure adds to the beauty of the area.
    Written 16 July 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,022 contributions
    Chrissy Amphlett (1959-2013) was a blues singer who became famous for her soulful renditions of blues standards. She is renowned for her role as lead singer of The Divynals She is recalled. in Amphlett Lane, which runs off Little Bourke St in Chinatown
    Written 4 December 2023
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  • dags111
    Sydney, Australia1,675 contributions
    well equipped apartment in a historic building in an extremely handy location. The building itself & the apartment were both showing their age and maybe cleanliness could be improved, but it was ok & comfortable. With bars and restaurants all around I was concerned about noise, but found no outside noise penetrated whatsoever. The number 1 positive was location. Absolutely loved the location on the edge of Chinatown. Great eating and drinking locations all very close & great atmosphere. Also close to transport, with trams on Spring st 1 min away, likewise Parliament station or alternatively Swanston st 5 mins away. Shopping closeby with Bourke st mall just over 5 mins away. I was there for the tennis and the location was perfect for that. Just walk down Exhibition st & you are at Rod Laver Arena in maybe 15 to 20mins
    Written 25 January 2020
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  • AndyJohn74
    Sans Souci, Australia3,380 contributions
    Tattersalls Lane runs between Little Bourke Street and Lonsdale Street in China Town. There is not much to it really.
    Written 17 May 2021
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  • Peter M
    Melbourne, Australia1,301 contributions
    This former Hoyts Cinema Centre was constructed from 1966-1969 Bourke Street used to have Hoyts and Village Cinemas but Hoyts moved to Melbourne Central after Daimaru left and Village moved to the Crown Casino complex. The building used to have the offices of Twentieth Fox Studios but since moved. The building is now Virgin Active a gymnasium. There is still a ten storey office block.
    It was the first multi-cinema complex in Victoria. In 1982 one of the cinemas was divided into two separate cinemas and in 2005 the Cinema Centre was closed after thirty-five years of operation. In 2009 the lower levels of the complex were converted into Virgin Active gymnasium It is an off-form concrete building, it is highly distinctive, innovative and individualistic in design and clearly draws inspiration from Asia. The concrete throughout the building is treated in a highly Brutalist manner with the rough marks of the construction boards remaining clearly evident. It is on the Victorian Heritage Register and is National Trust listed
    Written 24 April 2020
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  • Peter M
    Melbourne, Australia1,301 contributions
    This two storey building was the former Australian Felix Hotel. It was rebuilt in 1860 on the site of an earlier 1846 hotel.. It was licenced in 1847 as the Australian Felix Hotel but was the Richardson Hotel from about 1900 to 1944. It was the National Australia Bank for many years and then Nandos and is now Mc Donalds. It is National Trust classified
    Written 25 April 2020
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,022 contributions
    The Autralasian Kuo Min Tang (KMT) Society has long been associated with the Chinese community in Melbourne. The KMT is usually called the Chinese Nationalist Party in English. This fine red brick building, which is the headquarters of the KMT Society, is built over three levels. The building was constructed in 1903. In 1921 the KMT Society commissioned the renowned American architect Walter Burley Griffin to redesign the fascade. The building is on the corner of Little Bourke St and Market Lane in the heart of Melbourne's Chinatown. The date of construction is intriguing as the Ching Dynasty was not overthrown until 1911. The KMT Society, led by Dr Sun Yat-sen, was instrumental in overthrowing the Manchus. These days the front level of the building hosts a souvenir shop and a restaurant
    Written 11 February 2021
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  • Peter M
    Melbourne, Australia1,301 contributions
    This is a row of four two storey shop and now divided into two. It had a residence was built by a well known butcher William Crossley in 1848. The adjoining shops were added in 1849. Throughout the rest of the 1800s. It was occupied by a succession of butchers, including William (later Sir William) Angliss in 1896-1899, and a grocer and fruiterer until 1969, when it became a book shop which it is now. The shops are built in a simple Victorian Georgian style. It is probably the oldest surviving shop row in Melbourne and it forms an important link to pre-gold rush Melbourne. It is on the Victorian Heritage Register and National Trust classified.
    Written 23 April 2020
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