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Contents 1 Welcome Letter 2 LIVE 4 Getting around 12 WORK 22 PLAY 40 Chinese New Year 42 What’s On 47 Coupons

Publisher Haymarket Chamber of Commerce Creative Direction Publicstyle Art Director Aaron VIII Editor Matt Rodgers Contributors Lisa Cugnetto, Divya Bala, Shayus Sharif, Aaron VIII Photography George Tsoutas, Aaron VIII, Aaron Stathi Cover Models Rei Wang, Sukey Xu Hair & Makeup Nicole Abela Map Design Conley Concepts For future advertising and editorial opportunities please contact The information in this guide is correct at time of printing. The publisher can accept no liabilities from errors or omissions, however caused. The opinions and views contained are not necessarily the view of the publisher.

Working with the City of Sydney, Haymarket precinct is currently going through an exciting transformation now and for the next coming years, and Haymarket Chamber of Commerce (HCC) is central to representing local businesses and the community during this historic time. Besides the redevelopment of Darling Harbour with a new Exhibition Centre, Convention Centre and the Sydney Entertainment Centre, the area will also see the development of new apartments and student accommodation with Darling Square.

ment venues and at the same time continue to appreciate the area’s historic and cultural traditions.

Welcome to Haymarket Live Work Play A significant new amenity will be the new light rail which will be under construction at the same time. HCC aims to be working and communicating with the key stakeholders in and around Haymarket and ensuring that we represent, engage and inform our members about the progress of these various projects. We hope that through this unique local guide, you enjoy exploring all that Haymarket has to offer with its diverse range of shops, restaurants and entertain-

The first edition of Live Work Play last year proved to be a huge success and this second edition really captures all the exciting changes, the diverse nature and fascinating aspects that makes Haymarket one of Australia’s leading destinations to Live, Work and Play. Simon Chan, President

Haymarket Chamber of Commerce



lose to 16000 residents call Haymarket home — and it is with good reason. Voted Australia’s most walkable neighbourhood, this unique area is central to public transport, CBD, nightlife, restaurants and many nearby universities and colleges. The many thousands of residents, many of whom are professionals, students and young couples from diverse cultural backgrounds spanning the many provinces of China, Indonesia, Thailand, Korea, Hong Kong and beyond creates the vibrancy and rich diversity that is one of Haymarket’s unique offerings. Only moments from their doorstep are hundreds of eateries and restaurants serving up tasty cuisine from every corner of Asia; bustling retail hubs catering for any taste, budget and necessity; and entertainment in all forms, from the cultural and musical through to late-night activities. Only a few steps away, Paddy’s Markets and an array of specialty local grocers allow residents to bring a taste of Asia home. It’s city living at its best, and with Haymarket positioned as the fastest growing precincts in Sydney, the area’s prosperity flows on.


Living in Haymarket Voted Australia’s most walkable neighbourhood Voted the most walkabout suburb in Australia by, Haymarket offers a unique mix of dining, shopping and culture all a leisurely stroll away.

The best place to eat With hundreds of restaurants and all manner of cuisines on offer, it’s no surprise that NSW Tourism declared Haymarket as the most popular precinct in Sydney for food and dining.

Rich in arts & culture NSW Tourism also declared Haymarket as Sydney’s most popular destination for art and culture as well as one of the top three most visited areas for shows and events.

Australia’s biggest Chinatown Haymarket also includes Australia’s largest Chinatown, plus the emerging Thaitown and Koreatown areas. It is also the top precinct in Australia for migrants (Source: ABS)

Haymarket is growing One of Sydney’s fastest growing suburbs, Haymarket is home to around 16000 residents (Source: ABS). 99.5% of Haymarket residents live in an apartment, flat or unit, and 30% live in group households.

A typical Haymarket resident is around 27 years of age and unmarried. Close to 70% of Haymarket residents have never married, however 56% are couples without children. The most common countries of birth for Haymarket residents are China (18%) and Thailand (15%), with 10% born here in Australia. Other common countries of birth include Indonesia, Korea and Hong Kong. Most Haymarket households are multi-lingual, with only 16% of people speaking only English at home. The most commonly spoken languages include Mandarin and Cantonese, Thai, Bahasa Indonesian and English. 56% of Haymarket residents are undertaking some form of study, most commonly in a tertiary or technical college. 14% of Haymarket residents own their homes, while about 64% are renting.

Getting Around

By Train: Haymarket is only minutes walk from Central Station — Australia’s largest train station. Take the Devonshire Street Tunnel through to George Street, turn right and you’ll be in Haymarket within minutes. By Bus: The main bus stop on George Street, just outside Central Station, services the CBD as well as Sydney’s Inner West. Note that between 7AM and 7PM buses will not accept cash — you will need prepaid tickets, which are available from most newsagents and convenience stores. You can also take the free city shuttle bus (Route 555),

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which runs every ten minutes from Central Station to Circular Quay along George and Elizabeth Streets. By Light Rail: Within the city the light rail network connects Central Station to sights including Capitol Square, Paddy’s Market, The Exhibition Centre, and Sydney Fish Market to the inner West as far as Drummoyne. By Taxi: You can find taxi ranks at the Mercure Hotel on George Street, or Novotel on Thomas Street.

CBD and South East Light Rail Light rail expansion to transform Sydney The CBD and South East Light Rail (CSELR) is a major project that services that improve public transport access to Central, the CBD and major destinations in the south east, including Moore Park and the University of NSW. For more information please contact the Project Infoline on 1800 684 490, email, visit or like us on facebook at For fares and schedule information about current light rail services, please call 131 500 or visit


Haymarket Library

Housed in a three-story heritage building, Haymarket library boasts the largest Chineselanguage collection of books of any library in Australia, and also features Indonesian, Thai and Vietnamese collections. Haymarket Library has free Wi-Fi available, and also offers many cultural and educational workshops throughout the year.  744 George St  8019 6477

Groceries & Essentials Haymarket residents have an array of Sydney’s finest and freshest produce on offer. There are numerous Asian supermarkets including specialised Chinese, Korean and Thai grocers, as well as several butchers and takeaway BBQ shops. Market City offers an Asian-style hawkers market experience, as vendors vy for

Haymarket Walking Tours HCC Founding Member George Wing Kee runs his famous Chinatown walking tours throughout the year and during Chinese New Year celebrations, sharing his insights into the rich history and culture of the area. For more information or to make a group booking, contact the HCC. You can also take the tour digitally with the HCC Chinatown Sydney app. iPhone: Android:

your trade with cries of “Lucky Customer, one dollar, one dollar” in multiple languages. For more general needs there is Thai Kee IGA Market City and the newly opened Woolworths on Quay Street.

A quick guide to groceries & essentials in Haymarket New Yen Yen Supermarket & Liquor  9/8 Quay St G3 Korean Groceries  614 George St Pontip Fruit & Veg  14 Campbell St Emperor’s Garden BBQ & Meat Market  211-215 Thomas St

Campbell Meat Market  Campbell St Haymarket Seafood  9-13 Hay St Cyril’s Fine Foods  181-187 Hay St Red Bottle  374 Sussex St  382 Pitt St  04/9-13 Hay St

Thai Kee IGA  R101, Market City 9-13 Hay St Green Valley Spices  Stand 714-715, Market City Ho’s Dim Sum Kitchen  429A Pitt St Woolworths  61-79 Quay Street


Benjamin Law

Author & Haymarket Local What do you love most about Haymarket as a neighbourhood? I’m Chinese-Australian, so Haymarket feels like a second home to me. I live in the next suburb over, and I can’t tell you how comforting it is to know that some of Sydney’s best ramen, pho and Asian grocers are only a few minutes walk away. We're heard offal is among your favourite foods. How would you describe it to someone who’s never tried it? Oh absolutely ­— I figure if you’re a meat-eater, you’re obliged to try and appreciate every part of the animal, nose to tail. Offal is basically any part of the animal that isn’t muscle or flesh. Hooves, guts, tongues ­— that sort of thing. I don’t trust any Vietnamese restaurant that doesn’t offer tendons and tripe on the pho menu. It just isn’t right. Same goes with yum cha restaurants. Start off by trying tripe (cow’s stomach) at a yum cha restaurant or in your pho — it’s got such a mild flavour, but a great crunchy, chewy texture like squid. Then graduate to tendons, and the really adventurous should try go on and try — literally — blood and guts. 6

What are your must-sees in the area? I stop by Paddy’s Markets (open Wednesday to Sunday) every week to get my groceries. You can spend $25 and stock up on all the fruit and veggies you need for the week. You've written about growing up Asian in Australia. Do you think Haymarket is a place that captures this experience? Absolutely. Haymarket is a huge melting pot of Australian and Asian cultures. Just walking into Paddy’s Market’s, for instance, you’ll hear vendors speaking in Cantonese, Mandarin and English, sometimes in the same sentence. Benjamin Law is the author of two books — The Family Law and Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East — and the co-author of the comedy book Shit Asian Mothers Say with his sister Michelle. Both of his books have been nominated for Australian Book Industry Awards.

Benjamin shares his 5 tips for a day out in Haymarket Breakfast Congee at Haymarket Chinese Restaurant

Midday veggie shopping at Paddy’s Market

Afternoon shopping at World Square

Chinatown’s famous Friday Night Markets are one of Sydney’s most popular late-night shopping hotspots. showcasing local designers, delicious Asian street food and unique products to locals and tourists. The Chinatown Markets offers visitors the opportunity to taste their way through Asia without leaving the city. The Market has its own Little Eat Street with more than a dozen stalls offering cuisines from Hong Kong to Hanoi including such favourites as yum cha, teppanyaki, sushi and pho. As well as a great range of street food, the Markets have more than 50 stalls operated by students, young designers and local artists with Asian heritage or whose designs refer to Asian cultures.

Evening pho for dinner at Pho Gia Hoi

Late night karaoke at K-Square

Chinatown Markets Sydney take place from 4pm-11pm every Friday on Dixon St

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Traditional Chinese Medicine, or TCM has been practiced in China for thousands of years, and is a popular alternative to Western medicine. TCM includes practices such as acupuncture, tui na massage, and herbal medicine lifestyle advice. There are many TCM practitioners available in Haymarket, as well as herbalists offering medicinal powdered or dried herbs, as well as other remedial liniments, teas and oils. While still relatively new in Australia, TCM is starting to gain more recognition in the West, with western doctors incorporating TCM practices as well as Universities including UTS offering studies in TCM.


Haymarket has a large selection

Chinese Ginseng & Herbs Co Chinese Ginseng Herbs Co is the longest established traditional Chinese Medicine practicioner in Sydney, having operated in the Haymarket area for over 30 years. Chinese Ginseng Herbs Co stocks over 1200 medicinal herbs and also houses a resident herbalist and acupuncturist.  75 Ultimo Rd, Haymarket  9212 4397 of remedial massage studios, including Chinese tui na therapy and traditional Thai and Swedish massage.

Medical Practices

You will also find medical centres, practices and pharmacists offering more conventional western medicine and treatments.

Quick guide to health in Haymarket Massage World  113B, 413-415 Sussex St  9261 4216 Sydney Institute of TCM  5/545 Kent St  9261 2289 Choy Lee Fut  15 Goulburn St  9211 4634

Arom Thai Massage  2/92 Hay St  9212 2336 Bodhikusuma Buddhist & Meditation Centre  203 — 209 Thomas St  9211 1188 Leung Wai Kee Buddhist Crafts & Joss Sticks  764 George St  9281 3361

Haymarket Medical  5/650 George St  9283 2808 Sussex Medical Centre  5/403 Sussex St  9281 3822 Sydney Central Medical  306/451 Pitt St  9212 3953






he inner-Sydney bayside suburb of Darling Harbour is set to broaden its focus beyond retail after being opened up for residential living for the first time in history. Part of a multi-billion dollar plan to revitalise Sydney’s inner CBD, it’s a move that is sure to bring new life into the area. Located on the south side of Darling Harbour and only a few minutes walk from Haymarket, the new urban development project, titled Darling Square, will feature new streets, buildings, gathering places, shops, restaurants and bars, as well as apartments and commercial space at the current site of the Sydney Entertainment Centre, which will close in 2015. Its bordering streets and new laneways will connect Darling


Square to the energy and activity of its bustling neighbours. Darling Square will include four mixed-use development blocks (encompassing retail, commercial and residential podiums, with residential towers above), along with a commercial office building, student accommodation and public car parking — all centred around the new public square. This new urban square is planned to be a respite from the bustling Boulevard to create a contemporary new town square, providing a welcome space for residents and visitors alike. A new shopping and dining precinct, with an estimated 40 new retail offerings, will support the development, along with new streets and connections that will better join the area to

Did You Know? • It’s the fIrst time Darling Harbour will be open for residential living. • Darling Square will be built where the Sydney Entertainment Centre currently stands. The Entertainment Centre closes in 2015. • The new neighbourhood will be home to around 4000 students and 2000 workers. • The first buildings will be completed in 2017.

surrounding suburbs and the city. The neighbourhood will become home to around 4000 people, including around 1000 students, thanks to specially designed student accommodation. It will also create around 2000 new jobs in the area. Along the south western side of Darling Square will be the Goods Line South, the second stage of the revitalisation of a disused industrial railway track, which ultimately connects The Boulevard with Central Station’s Devonshire Street pedestrian tunnel, making much easier to get around this part of Sydney. Chinatown’s famous Dixon Street is only minutes to the East, and the arrival of thousands of new residents will be much welcomed by the local community of Haymarket.

The Boulevard

The Boulevard will be the main pedestrian route between Chinatown, the University of Technology Sydney and Cockle Bay. It will make navigation easy and provide a new 680 metre north-south connection, uniting all parts of the precinct and linking Darling Harbour with the south of the city. The Boulevard will join the different areas of activity — from Harbourside Place through to Tumbalong Park and the new urban neighbourhood. Framed by a colonnade of trees, The Boulevard will have distinctive retail ‘gateways’ at either end, to draw people in and maintain a strong level of activity and interest. 11


rom small family businesses to big name corporates and everything in between, more than 3000 businesses contribute to the uniqueness of Haymarket as a place of work.

Around 50,000 are employed in the Haymarket area, spread across a variety of industries, with retail and personal services, food and drink, and professional business services the suburb’s biggest employers. Home to a whopping 20,000 car parks, centrally positioned and easily accessible from all corners of the city, Haymarket is a central hub for CBD businesses and workers. For local office workers, lunchtimes in Haymarket offer a veritable taste tour of Asia, with Australia’s largest Chinatown featuring endless food halls, eateries, restaurants, tea houses, coffee shops and bars nearby to drink and dine their way through.


Business in Haymarket Sydney’s largest business precinct outside of the CBD Haymarket is home to around 2500 businesses, employing around 50,000 people and representing 13% of Sydney’s total workforce.

A retail hotspot

One of Sydney’s most popular tourist desinations NSW Tourism declared Haymarket one of Sydney’s top 3 tourist desinations. Over 2.5 million visitors pass through Haymarket each year.



5% 22%



Retail & Personal Services Hospitality, Food & Drink Professional & Business Services

19% 16%

37% of Haymarket residents walk to work each day. While only 63% of Haymarket residents own a car, there are over 20,000 parking spots across the suburb. Haymarket’s top industries by number of employeees are professional and business services, government, ICT, finance and hospitality.

Tourism & culture Finance


Haymarket’s top 3 industries are retail and personal services, hospitality and professional business services. Only around 14% of Haymarket’s buildings contain residential dwellings, with the rest being dedicated to business.

NSW Tourism named Haymarket as the most popular precinct for shoppers — the retail and personal services sector making up around 22% of Haymarket’s total workforce.

Haymarket Workforce Breakdown

Haymarket is an important base for many companies trading in Australia and Asia.

Health ICT Higher Education

Approximately 82% of Haymarket’s employees work in full-time positions with around 18% in casual or part-time roles.

Ky Chow

‘Ex suit’ and business journalist Where are you from? I was born in Australia. My parents came here in the mid 60s, Dad from Shanghai and Mum from Malaysia. What possessed you to you make the switch from a career in finance to journalism? I’ve always loved reading, writing, public speaking and challenging authority. I don’t think Mum was a big fan of the last attribute, but those are all key skills of a journalist. I started my working life in the “safe” profession of accounting, but I’ve learned that the safest profession is one that I love and am good at. How long have you been visiting Haymarket? I’ve been visiting Chinatown since I was a child of the 80s, going there on weekend family excursions. I studied law and accounting at UTS during the 90s and in the Noughties, ate almost every Sunday in the Sussex Centre Food Court after Mass at St Peter Julian Catholic Church. It’s always been a part of my life. How have you seen the area change over the years? There have been big developments over the decades, such as Market City, but I’m surprised 14

how much of Haymarket has stayed the same. Many of the restaurants have stood the test of time, and I like that it hasn’t become as ridiculously expensive and polished as many parts of Sydney. There’s also a lot more other Asian cuisines represented now, such as Malay, Korean, Thai and Vietnamese. What kind of challenges and opportunities are Haymarket businesses seeing? Recreation-wise, Haymarket has always been built around its restaurant scene. Sydney’s CBD continues to grow and so will its appetite for great food, and Chinatown is close to both the business elite but also gentrified hipster hotpots such as Surry Hills. The challenge is Sydneysiders want great service, slick fitouts and constant innovation, particularly in dinner menus, and there’s plenty of Sydney restaurants now offering both. By contrast, many Chinatown restaurants haven’t changed

their decor and menus much in the last 20 years. The commercial challenge is similar. Haymarket’s Chinese heritage offers a tantalising opportunity to culturally connect with the Chinese who will be such a force in Australia and the world this century. The proximity to the large number of international students at UTS is also a great opportunity. The challenge is that the biggest influx of people are Mandarin speaking mainland Chinese, whereas Haymarket has been built on Cantonese culture from Hong Kong and South East Asia, and even the gold rush generations. I have faith we can do it. As they say in the Jackie Chan classic Police Story, we all use chopsticks. You’re also a bit of a food lover — any recommendations? I love so many restaurants in Haymarket, from Chinese, Japanese to Korean, so I’ll just name a few. I could easily eat at all the smaller little eateries such as the dumpling outlets in The Prince Centre. I’d happily send people to The Eight for yum cha because it’s got some dishes you just can’t find elsewhere. Mamak has some great curries and Waitan has really come on in terms of the innovative dinner

dishes and slick decor that Sydneysiders love. You recently sat as moderator at the Haymarket Chamber of Commerce 2014 Asia Panel. How did the panel go? Panels on the opportunities of the Asian century are nothing new, but I’ve never seen one with this kind of diversity of perspectives. We had academics, authors, property developers, journalists and entrepreneurs. There were cultures ranging from AngloAustralian, to Australian Born Chinese to mainland Chinese. We looked at property, the arts, hospitality and local commerce. There is so much to discuss that we just couldn’t cover everything in depth, but that just means there is a bounty of topics for future discussions that a group like the Haymarket Chamber of Commerce is in a unique position to explore. After a corporate career at Macquarie Bank, CommSec and KPMG, Ky switched to journalism, working at SBS Radio and then Sky News — the first man of Chinese descent to become a reporter in Australian television. Ky is now the multimedia editor for the Australian Financial Review, overseeing business videos at as part of Fairfax Media’s push into a digital future.

Real Estate

The property market is fast-growing, and Haymarket is a key area for the residential, property investment and commercial sectors. The area offers boutique agencies such as SKW Property who specialise in commercial property, to larger agencies such as Knight Frank and Colliers International and Crown Group available to facilitate and assist those seeking to rent, buy or invest in the area. International property developers Lendlease also have an active interest in the area, being heavily involved in the development of the upcoming Darling Square precinct.

Banking & Financial Services

The ‘big four’ ­— Westpac, ANZ, Commonwealth and National Australia Bank ­— all have branches in the Haymarket area, and there are no shortage of ATMs in the area for those looking to withdraw cash. International banks such as Bank of China and Citibank are also represented in the area, along with several credit unions. There are also firms covering more specialised financial services such as accountants Eva Law & Associates to financial planning groups who 16

Property Tips

Peter Wong of P&G Mode Realty shared the following tips for those looking to invest or move into the area. For Buyers Ensure that you find a long established, reputable real estate agency in the area – they would have knowledge about the different building complexes, accommodation, regulations and laws, and facilities available. For Renters Be sure to inspect the property, ask about the rules and regulations of the building, don’t sign anything you don’t understand and only pay a cash deposit once you have been approved by the agent. P&G Mode Realty  301/431-439 Sussex St  9281 9999

assist entrepreneurs and startups gain access to funding. Ampac specialises in debt collection. There are also numerous organisations to assist local businesses looking to engage with the Chinese market, such as Sumo Siv, Window to China, Wealthspring and Benchmark.

Thomas Beaumont Network Engineer

Where are you from? A small town called Pau in the South of France What brought you to Australia? I came here on a 457 Visa 7 years ago, and became an Australian citizen 2 years ago. What is your profession? I work as a network engineer in IT. I’ve recently taken a new role in the banking and finance sector. What’s the best thing about working in Haymarket? Its a great place to explore on my lunch break. My last job was out in the suburbs so this is much more interesting.

Favorite thing to eat here? Spicy Dandanmian noodles! I fell in love with Chinese food when I first came to Australia. We don’t see a lot of this back in France.

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Legal Services

To support the thriving business and living environment of Haymarket, there are many professional legal services in the area to cover needs from conveyancing and commercial to family law and wills. Many firms offer multilingual services to meet the needs of their clients, such as Avantro who have staff who speak English, Cantonese, Mandarin and Indonesian. Specialised imigration firms such as Global-Edu.Imm.Law and Abacus Visa offer legal advice and guidance in matters of visa and immigration matters.

Higher Education

Haymarket is home to some of Sydney’s most prestigious higher education institutions, including University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and its pathway provider UTS:INSEARCH which caters to both local and international students looking to gain entry to UTS. Nearby Ultimo Tafe offers technical education across a variety of fields. There are also private colleges such as Nan Tien institute offering fields of study ranging from business and management through to coffee and hospitality.

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Dr. Ilayda Pan Wang UTS Graduate

Where are you from? Beijing. I now live in Sydney after coming here to study. What drew you to studying here? UTS is a well-respected university in the centre of a vibrant city — I think Sydney is one of the best cities in the world. You’ve written a book? The book is titled Love and Marriage in Globalising China and it focuses on the growing phenomenon of intercultural marriage in China and how it is presented in different media formats. It will be published later this year by Routledge. What do you think about Haymarket? Haymarket gives me a real sense of home-away-fromhome. It’s a place where I can still feel immersed in Chinese language, food and people.

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Jack Lee

Business Broker, Benchmark What is your background and how did you end up in Australia? I was born in Malaysia, I’m third generation Malaysian Chinese. Shamefully, I must admit the main reason that my parents sent me to Australia for University was because my sister was already here in Australia and they believed they needed my sister to monitor my studies (they were right!). How do you tap into the diversity of cultures in Haymarket in your line of work? Haymarket has been paving the road of multicultural integration, especially Chinese and Australian culture. My role as a business broker is exactly the same. I bring Chinese capital into Australian companies who have the local expertise and skillset to offer the best investment opportunities. Over 80% of my investors are Chinese. Does Haymarket offer any unique challenges or opportunities? Challenges and opportunities are two sides of the same coin. As a business person, our task is solving problems — the bigger the problems, the bigger the rewards. In Haymarket, we still see the traditional Chinese way of running business where


connections and relationship play a very important role, something I love. It can take newcomers a bit of effort in the beginning, but with consistency and the right attitude, we will see how much value people in Haymarket put on relationships. What about Haymarket evokes a sense of ‘home’ for you? I love the night market, with its street foods and hawker stalls… this is something I really miss about Asia. We can’t find this vibe anywhere else in Sydney. What sights in Haymarket simply cannot be missed? Other than the countless great restaurants — in ten years I still havn’t managed to try them all, if you have a chance to visit during Chinese New Year you must check out the Twilight Parade and Dragon Boat Race. Jack Lee heads the Asian division at Benchmark Business Sales. Jack specialises in matching foreign investors with local businesses.

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PLAY T he Chinese characters etched across one side of the Dixon Street ceremonial arches read ‘Over the four seas all men are brothers’. It’s a statement that perfectly captures the essence of this thriving suburb that, while fast evolving, is one that still remains true to the history that helped shape it. It’s this diversity and vibrancy that draws over 2.5 million tourists to Haymarket each year, along with countless locals who also enjoy the local shopping, entertainment and fascinating art and culture on offer Haymarket is one of Sydney’s most popular shopping destinations, with stores offering the latest fashion from Asian style hubs including Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and beyond to be found in its street-side stores, hidden boutiques and giant retail hubs, including Market City, 1 Dixon Street and World Square. Cultural attractions are plentiful, including Haymarket’s famous Chinese New Year celebrations, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere (Turn to page 40 to see how Haymarket will celebrate 2015, the year of the Ram). Other cultural highlights include the 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Capitol Theatre and Lend Lease Darling Quarter Theatre.


Rei Wang & Sukey Xu

Where are you from? Rei: Hubei province, the easternmost point of central China. Sukey: Yin Chuan in Ningxia, the smallest province in China. What do you do for work? Rei: I work for a Cruise Ship company in Darling Harbour. People often ask me about Chinatown — it’s a definite landmark for tourists. Sukey: Marketing manager at China Key. We help Australian local businesses unlock the Chinese market through social media and other advertising. Favourite thing to eat here? Sukey: I love the Congee and soupy xiao long bao buns at Old Town Hong Kong. It’s a great place to come for a late supper after a night out.

Rei: Zilver is a great place to meet friends for Yum Cha on weekends. What is unique about Haymarket compared to other Chinatowns around the world? Sukey: In just a few hundred metres you can find dozens of different regional cuisines from all over Asia. You would never run out of ideas for something to eat. Rei: Not only are there heaps of Chinese restaurants and stores, but also the other Asian inspired areas like Thaitown and Koreatown all within walking distance. Do you have any shopping tips? Rei: You can find great Korean and Japanese cosmetics. Sukey: Chinatown is the best place in Sydney for Asian girls to find small cut dresses.


Old Town Hong Kong

Old Town offers a fresh take on authentic Hong Kong cuisine, adding a subtle fusion twist to classic Cantonese dishes. It is split into three separate kitchens each with its own specialty, covering handmade dim sum and desserts, Chinese BBQ, and wok fry. The duck buns are to die for — tender with oh-so-crispy skin thanks to a specialised oven imported from Hong Kong. The multi-million dollar fitout is evocative of colonial era Hong Kong, right down to the furniture which was custom made and imported from India.  10A Dixon Street, Haymarket  9264 3888

Yum Cha (饮茶)

A southern Chinese style morning or afternoon tea, which combines tea drinking with eating Dim Sum dishes. Yum cha literally means ‘drink tea’. It is also known, more poetically as ban ming (品茗), meaning the ‘tasting of tea’. 24

Golden Century

With wall-to-wall tanks teeming with all manner of ocean fare, Golden Century is a seafood lover’s dream, well renowned for its lobster sashimi, steamboat abalone and Tasmanian giant crab. For fresh seafood on a budget, go for XO pippies or live prawns. Open daily til 4am, it’s a popular late night spot and a well known haunt for visiting celebrities as well as some of the world’s top chefs, counting Jamie Oliver and Anthony Bourdain alongside locals Neil Perry and Dan Hong among those who sing their praises.  393-399 Sussex St, Haymarket  9281 1598

Stephen Chan

Head Chef, Emperor’s Garden How long have you been living in Australia? I moved here 25 years ago, in 1989. When did you become a chef? I got into the industry back in Hong Kong when I was 15. I’ve been head chef at Emperor’s Garden the past 4 years. Where are you from and how has that influenced your cooking? I come from Guangdong, in the East of China, so I’m a seafood lover. Guangdong has a long coastline and rich variety of seafood — an important material for the delicacies in Guangdong cuisine. Paddy’s Fish Market is my favourite place to shop. Do you have a favourite item on your menu to recommend? Xiaochao huáng (小炒皇) — the Cantonese Stir-fry. Where I’m from, family is very important. This is a delicious seafood stir fry

Emperor’s Garden

Whether you’re looking for a yum cha breakfast or a late night feed, Emperor’s Garden has classic Cantonese fare covered. For something sweet, try the custard filled Emperor’s Puffs from the attached bakery, Emperor’s Garden  100 Hay St, Haymarket  9211 2268

made to be shared with family and friends — sliced cuttlefish, shrimp, anchovies, bean sprouts and fresh crisp vegetables, which you can enjoy as a main course or a snack with a cold beer. What is unique about Cantonese cuisine? Cantonese food is fresh and crisp — it’s all about making the most of the natural flavours of each ingredient rather than relying on a lot of sauce or other additives. but be warned — the queue has been known to snake down Dixon St at all times of day. Head down to Thomas St for Cantonese BBQ, where you can also grab a whole duck or other BBQ snacks such as cuttlefish or duck tongues to take away. Emperor’s Garden BBQ & Noodle  215 Thomas St, Haymarket  9281 9899


Three Lanes and Seven Alleys

Two Sticks

Two Sticks’ signature dish is its rice noodle soup, known in Yunnan, Southern China as ‘crossing the bridge noodles’. Legend has it that this hotpot recipe came about when the wife of a scholar was trying to find a way to keep the noodles hot while delivering meals to his island study. Folk tales aside, it’s a hearty bowl of chicken broth with chunky rice vermicelli, thinly sliced beef and chicken, pickled vegetables and quail egg in a chicken and pork broth. Try a side of beef or cucumber with hot and numbing sauce — made up of a spicy blend of chilli and sichuan pepper oil, it tastes exactly as the name says.  694 George St, Haymarket  79 Quay Street, Haymarket  9281 7770 26

The Tang dynasty architecture of the three lanes and seven alleys of Fuzhou from which this tiny Fujian-Chinese restaurant took its name are illustrated beautifully on the walls. Choose a bowl of soup with rice noodles accompanied by a side of offal, tender pork intestines, beef tongue or marinated duck gizzard. Less brave eaters should try the crunchy marinated black fungus. Don’t miss the stinky tofu — the chefs’ take on the infamous fermented tofu sold by Chinese street-vendors.  50 Dixon Street Haymarket  9281 7770 Attention dumpling lovers Michelin starred Hong Kong dim sum eatery Tim Ho Wang is coming to Sydney, opening on George St October 2015.

Di Wang

Start by choosing from one of four soups on offer, then it’s time to choose how to fill your steaming hotpot. There are many ingredients to choose from, including many cuts of meat, assorted vegetables and other treats, like dumplings, black sesame and mochi balls and lotus chips, making it a great place to share with friends. In Taiwanese fashion, you’ll also find complimentary rice plus a wide range of condiments. 34/1 Dixon St, Haymarket  9261 0888

Happy Chef Seafood Noodle

This humble hole-in-the-wall tucked away in Sussex Street food court might not look like much, but don’t let appearances fool you — it’s considered by many to be one of Sydney’s best-kept secrets. Happy Chef offers an enormous menu of mixed Asian cuisines and more noodles than you can poke a chopstick at. Famous for its Laksa, you’ll also find Cambodian style combination soup and wontons galore.  F1A/401 Sussex St, Haymarket

3Q Chicken

This popular Taiwanese snack has made its way to Sydney, beside George Street’s Event Cinema. Grab yourself a piece of crispy golden fried chicken. For authentic Taiwanese flavour ignore the various sauces and ask for plum powder; it’s sweet and tangy with a chilli kick. Try with a side of squid balls or fried mushrooms.  505 George St, Sydney 27


Watching Mamak’s chefs at work as they flip the roti, it’s not surprising to see the faces of enthralled onlookers pressed against the window of the street-facing kitchen. While famous for their fluffy golden

roti with curry, Mamak has other Malay favourites covered too — their satay sauce is on par with any of the hawker’s markets in Kuala Lumpur. If you have a sweet tooth, try the Malay coffee.  15 Goulburn St, Haymarket  9211 1668

Petaling Street

Sydney’s best laksa can be a hotly debated topic, but we will put it out there — this one is hard to beat. Named after Kuala Lumpur’s own Chinatown, Petaling Street is all about authentic Malaysian hawker food, offering plenty of favourites such as koay teow, nasi lemak, and Hainanese chicken rice.  760 George St, Haymarket  9280 1006 Tak pedas tak sedap Some like it hot — this Malay expression means ‘not spicy, not yummy'. Can you take the heat? 28


The recent rise of hotspots such as Mary’s and Hartsyard in Newtown has sent Sydney into a real craze for southern American style fried chicken. The Korean style chicken that Arisun is famous for is something different, double flash-fried in a light batter that lets the chicken soak up seasonings such as soy, chilli or wasabi and mayonaise. Throw in a side of BBQ pork belly and wash it down with a beer and soju (Korean vodka) cocktail. With huge serving sizes made to be shared and its outdoor beer garden, Arisun is ideal for a night out with friends.  1 Dixon St, Haymarket  9264 1588

DaeJangKum Korean BBQ

Bae to jeo sso (배터져) Belly full of bulgogi? You can try this Korean phrase to say I ate too much — literally ‘my stomach is exploding!’

Meat lovers are for a treat at DaeJangKum, with many different cuts of meat on offer, from the staple marinated beef bulgogi, to sliced Wagyu and ribs. Some Koreans don’t consider a meal to be complete

without a side of kimchi, don’t be shy about helping yourself to the banchan (반찬), unlimited side-dishes of kimchi, rice and more.  35 Goulburn St, Haymarket  9211 0890


Did you know? The Korean Cultural Office hosts regular Korean cinema nights, cooking and language lessons, and art exhibitions.  255 Elizabeth St, Sydney  8267 3400

Korea Town is located on Pitt Street, between Bathurst and Goulburn Streets and also extends to Liverpool Street between George and Elizabeth Streets.



Karaoke meets Izakaya-style dining at Mizuya. Izakaya is all about snack style food served with drinks, which explains the impressive bar menu, featuring over 200 drinks and cocktails on offer via the touch screen ordering system — which should be more than enough liquid courage to get you onto the microphone to belt out some karaoke.  614 George St, Sydney  9266 0866


It is rumoured that Chef Mori Hogashida made over 100,000 bowls of ramen while training as a chef at Japanese ramen chain Muteppou. There are several styles available, but you’re coming here for the tonkotsu — Gumshara’s infamous gravy-like pork bone stock uses 120kg of pork bones a day and has been responsible for many a food coma. Add a chilli bomb for an even more intense flavour.  Shop 211, Eating World 25-29 Dixon St, Haymarket



Sushi lovers are in for a treat at any of Umi’s three restaurants, with artfully prepared sushi and sashimi that tastes as good as it looks. Rice wrapped with salmon sashimi and topped with roe looks almost too good to eat, and the made-to-order soft shelled crab handrolls are a crunchy delight to bite into. Take the time to explore the menu as each store has its own specialties on offer. Umi Kaiten Zushi  477 Pitt St, Haymarket  9281 2006 Umi Sushi + Udon  10/1-25 Harbour St, Haymarket  9283 2006 Umi Express  Event Cinema Complex, 505 George St Sydney Peko Peko (ペコペコ) All this food making you hungry? This onomatopoeic phrase is the sound your grumbling stomach makes!

Haru Inukai

Owner & Chef, Ramen Ikkyu Where are you from and ow did you end up in Australia? I was born in Nagano, Japan. I first came in 1991 on a working holiday. I married here and have 2 children now. My wife and daughter help at the shop sometimes. Ramen has a cult following with hungry noodle eaters and the chefs who make it — what’s the secret to the perfect bowl? Perfect? Perfect is hard! I have 25 years experience in fine dining, but I find making fresh noodles more difficult, it’s different every time. This is why I love making noodles. What is the history of ramen? Noodle soup first came to Japan from China around 100 years ago. We changed the taste to suit localised Japanese style and ingredients — each region has its own style and flavours.

Ramen Ikkyu

What’s the best thing about having a shop in Haymarket? While Yokohama (Tokyo’s Chinatown) is around double the size, it's more multicultural here. In just one week I can see people from Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, mainland China and Hong Kong. Lately a lot of European customers are coming for ramen.

Chef Haru closed the doors of French-Japanese fine dining restaurant Blancharu to open this tiny hole-in-the-wall ramen offering located in Sussex Streets’ food court — now that is love. There are several different styles on offer including Shoyu (salt-based), Paitan (a style of tonkotsu made from a mix of pork and chicken bones) and miso. If you finish your noodles you can order a free kae-dama (替え玉) for a free top-up, though the soup is so rich that many would struggle to find room to fit it. The salmon ramen is a unique offering, and the handmade pork gyoza are second-to-none.  F1A, Sussex St Food Court, 401 Sussex St, Haymarket 31

Aroi mak mak (อร่อยมากๆ) Thai for very very delicious


Chat Thai

Established in 1989, the original location of Chat Thai’s five restaurants around town sits, quite appropriately, in the heart of Sydney’s Thaitown. Inspired by Thai streets and markets as well as regional cuisine, the food is fragrant, spicy and delicious. Don’t forget to save room for something sweet from the recently added dessert kitchen.  20 Campbell St, Haymarket  9211 1808

Spicy regional Thai food meets live music at at this rowdy little restaurant. As well as the usual Thai staples, the menu offers some more obscure dishes you won't see too often, such as spicy Bangkok style chicken feet soup.  730-742 George St, Haymarket  9211 5232


Thaitown can be found along Campbell Street, Haymarket. As well as being home to many restaurants, you will also find Thai grocers and video stores. Thaitown also celebrates many Thai festivals throughout the year, most notably the Thai New Year celebration Songkran (สงกรานต์) each April. Keep an eye out for Chat Thai’s soon-toopen Jarern Chai Grocer which will stock specially imported Thai products that are otherwise hard to find. 32

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 413 Pitt St, Haymarket  02 9211 1194 Did you know? Sydney has Australia's highest Thai population, around 10,000


GOODGOD Small Club

The go-to party spot for Sydney’s cool kids and fashionistas, GOODGOD is a place you will hear the latest bands and DJs from all over the world. As well as the Danceteria, you’ll also find Jamaican-American chef Damion Brown’s recently opened Jonkanoo Caribbean Canteen.  55 Liverpool St, Haymarket  9283 8792

Dynasty Karaoke

What instantly sets Dynasty apart from other karaoke joints around town is the giant centre-stage — perfect for all aspiring divas and crooners out there to live out their pop-idol dreams. While it's a popular spot for corporate functions, it is crowded most nights with casual karaoke-goers out for a good time (not to mention the occasional celebrity). Dynasty has a wide selection of songs in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.  63 Dixon St, Haymarket  9281 9006


The Bear

A converted storeroom in the back of a Chinatown laneway might seem an odd place to find this tiny Euro style bar, which according to owner Andy Curtis — formerly of London’s Nordic Bar — is what makes it such a great location. The Bear has a cosy setting, decked out with kitschy Alpine inspired decor that doesn’t take itself too seriously — this is a bar for unpretentious fun. The drinks list offers wines, a handful of craft beers plus a cocktail list featuring a mix of signatures and well known classics. There are also European inspired snacks on offer, and if you ask nicely Andy will order you dumplings from nearby Chinese Noodle House.  Thomas Lane, Haymarket  0451 948 588

Jessie Xiao

Restauranteer, Bar Owner and Vice President of Haymarket Chamber of Commerce You’re a busy woman Jessie! That’s right — I run three sushi bars under the Umi brand, Mizuya Japanese Restaurant, Dynasty Karaoke, K One Karaoke and K Square. I rarely finish work before midnight. Anywhere between 1 and 2am is normal for me. With so many venues you must have had some famous visitors? Jessica Mauboy is a regular customer at Mizuya. We also see a lot of famous Japanese actors there. Being close to the entertainment centre we sometimes get famous singers come to Dynasty to kick on and party after their shows. What other kind of people come into your venues? Haymarket is a very, very vibrant place. As well as locals and overseas visitors, people come from all over Sydney to visit. Being so central we get a real mix of customers all the time. We obviously see a lot of Chinese customers. During the day we see a lot of uni students from UTS and office workers. After hours tends to be a lot Asians and corporate customers that come in after work.

What do you find so special about Haymarket? The best thing about Haymarket is that it is constantly busy. Other areas of the city are busy at lunch but dead the rest of the day, but Haymarket remaind pretty constant during the day right until the early morning. What’s your favourite karaoke number I can’t be singing every day — if that was the case I don’t think I’d be running too many businesses — but when I do, I like to stick with the old classics — I have to admit most of the new songs are too fast for me! Top Karaoke Picks at Dynasty 1. Adele - Rolling In The Deep 2. Lady Gaga - Bad Romance 3. Westlife - My Love 4. Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger 5. Rihanna - S&M


Carolyn Kelly

General Manager, Surfside Hotel Group What does Haymarket’s nightlife have on offer? Haymarket is a very safe place to visit during the night and the early hours of the morning. Many of the local businesses are open late. How has the area changed over the past years? The area has become busier, so there is increased road traffic, but I have also noticed a lot more people walking on the streets. This is tremendous for local businesses. Favourite restaurant in the area? I really enjoy having lunch or dinner at 9 Noodle House on Goulburn Street, and of course Golden Century on Sussex Street is great for a celebration. The food and service at both restaurants is impeccable. And the best place for a drink? I often meet friends at Terrace Bar on Level 2 of Market City Tavern to watch sports and have a bet. It is one of the few venues in Chinatown where you can have a smoke. Have you seen any famous faces around Haymarket? Actors Heath Ledger and Rose Byrne filmed the movie Two Hands in Chinatown in 1999. 36

We’d often see them coming in for a drink at the the Star Hotel — this was before they were famous. Surfside Hotel Group’s Portfolio of venues includes:

The Star Hotel

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Mountbatten Hotel

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Market City Tavern

 Corner Hay & Thomas Sts Haymarket  9211 8886

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Sydney Chinese New Year2015 Get ready to welcome the Year of the Sheep in style with the City of Sydney’s world-class Chinese New Year Festival, jam-packed with over 80 not-to-be-missed arts and cultural events. The centrepiece of the celebrations will be 90 terracotta warrior lanterns created by artist Xia Nan for the Beijing Olympic Games. The lanterns will be in Sydney for the first time at Dawes Point on Sydney Harbour. 13 — 22 February. The Twilight Parade is always a festival highlight, with dazzling costumes, colourful floats and live music winding through the city streets to Haymarket. Sunday 22 February. Lunar Streets brings to life the busy streets of Sydney’s

Chinatown, Koreatown and Thaitown for a night of great Asian food and culture. Tease those taste buds with delicious and exclusive set-price meals with Lunar Feasts. See the website for a full list of participating restaurants and special offers. Saturday 14 February. Join thousands of spectators on the foreshore of Darling Harbour to watch the southern hemisphere’s largest Dragon Boat Races. 28 February — 1 March.a To plan your festival visit

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Rat (鼠) The year ahead will be a marked improvement with some upheavals. Your success will be based on the level of devotion you give. You will gain if you don’t expect too much. Rabbit (兔)

This should be a favorable year — things will open up and opportunities are plentiful, particularly in career and money. Never lose heart in difficult moments.

Snake (蛇) This will be a better year than the previous, with obstacles and problems to solve. Cultivate and nurture relationships that can be of use to you in the future. Rooster (雞)

A challenging year for roosters - you may face fundamental crises in the way you look at the world. If you stay strong and true to yourself, you should be able to weather whatever challenges the year puts in your path.

Dog (狗)

Focus on teamwork. You will gain strength from personal relationships, but at the same time you need to take care of yourself and continue to grow as a person.

羊 S HEEP 2015 heralds the 32rd year of the Green Wooden Sheep. The sheep’s year is ripe with opportunity — as the future unfolds and your dreams fall into place, set aside your shy demeanor and meet your challenges head on. Aim for practicality in your daily life and moderation in dealing with people.

Horse (馬)

A demanding year ahead. Change is coming quickly, bringing adversity with it. You be able to rise above it, taking comfort from your partner. Be frugal and manage mental stresses.

Ox (牛) This year may pose some difficulty, however, opportunity presents itself as well. You will be more attractive and magnetic than usual, and marriage and family life are protected.

Tiger (虎) Focus on broadening your creative horizons and finishing what you begin. A star representing social superiority suggests a job promotion may be on the horizon. You will find the ability to deal with difficult situations. Dragon (龍)

Sit back and take a bit of a breather. Stick to what you know best and complete current projects but don’t start new ventures. Isolated Living star suggests paying due attention to others, expressing affection.

Monkey (猴)

A year of transition, thus a sense of anticipation will make you feel restless. channel your energies on preparation. This may affect your mental health, so ground yourself through meditation and yoga.

Pig (豬)

Fantastic opportunities with social aspects particularly pronounced. focus on cultivating relationships and connections. You should prioritise on physical activity to shed any extra weight that you may have put on in the last year.

The Chinese Zodiac, Sheng Xiao (生肖) is based on a twelve-year cycle, with your sign being based on the year, month day and hour of your birth. Find your sign at 41

WHAT’S ON IN 2015?

January 8-26 Sydney Festival

April 13-15 September 17 Songran (Thai New Year) Mid-Autumn Festival

Jan 17 - Feb 28 Actions for Tomorrow 4A exhibits the work of the Yangjiang Group

June 3-14 Sydney Film Festival

13 Feb — 1 March Chinese New Year sydneychinesenewyear. com

The Mid-Autumn Festival Zhōngqiū Jié (中秋節), also known as the Moon Festival, is a harvest festival

May 22 - June 8 Vivid Sydney

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Good Food Month

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March Sculpture By The Sea Thailand Grand Festival

Chinese and Vietnamese peoples on the 15th Day of traditionally a time of gathering of family, friends and eating mooncakes.

Yu Ye Wu

Marketing Manager, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art Are there any emerging artists we should keep an eye on? We recently sent two artists, Claudia Nicholson and James Nguyen, to our 4A Beijing Studio Program at the artist studios of Shen Shaomin. We will be exhibiting their work soon. How has Haymarket changed over the years? Chinatown’s expanded beyond Dixon St to George St, World Square and Regent Place. International students have made the area very vibrant­— the buzz on the street is akin to an Asian city.

What is your favourite spot for a bite to eat? Umi Kaiten Zushi on Hay St does a great sushi train and grilled salmon. Fridays when the head chef is there is the best day to go. For more information about 4A’s upcoming exhibitions and programs visit

Haymarket Chamber of Commerce is a vibrant business membership organisation representing one of the most culturally diverse and leading commercial precincts in Australia. The Chamber engages all levels of government and key stakeholders by advocating and promoting sustainable economic growth for the precinct. As Haymarket’s key representative organisation, we provide business members with local and international marketing support, networking opportunities and centrally communicate our members’ cultural and commercial interests to governments, residents, stakeholders and the wider community.

Become a Member of the Haymarket Chamber of Commerce HCC is committed to the ongoing success of Haymarket and aims to generate and maximise opportunities for growth by promoting the interests of business and commerce locally and internationally.

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Member Directory Arts 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art 181-187 Hay St, Sydney 9212 0380 Art Atrium 181 Old South Head Road Bondi Junction 9212 4397 Monkey Baa Arts Darling Quarter Theatre Terrace 3, 1-25 Harbour St, Sydney | 1300 131 556 Business & Sales Benchmark Levels 56 & 57, MLC Centre, 19-29 Martin Place Sydney 1800 912 567 Design & Branding Publicstyle 4 Brisbane Lane, Waterloo Education UTS:INSEARCH Level 9, 187 Thomas Street, Haymarket 9211 6800 Nan Tien Institute 180 Berkeley Road, Berkeley 269 Sussex St, Sydney 4272 0648 TAFE Ultimo Tafe NSW Ultimo College, Building G, Level 1, Room 35, Ultimo 9217 3400


Events & Entertainment Bridge Climb 3 Cumberland St The Rocks 8274 7777

Melewah Jewellery 411 Sussex St 9211 5896

Capitol Theatre 13 Campbell St Haymarket 9320 5000

Red Bottle Market City Shop R1.04, Level 1, Market City Shopping Centre 9-13 Hay Street, Haymarket 9211 5822

Event Cinemas 505-525 George Street Sydney 9273 7300 george-street

Rose Opal Souvenir Shop 1, 63-69 Dixon St Haymarket 9281 8113 rose-australian-opal-souvenirs/

Friday Night Markets Dixon Street, Sydney 93157011

World Square 680 George St Haymarket 9669 6900

Sydney Kings Unti 28 Homebush Business Park, 11-21 Underwood Road Homebush 9746 0828 Qantas Credit Union Centre (previously Sydney Entertainment Centre) 35 Harbour Street Haymarket 9212 4198 Fashion & Retail Bullion List PO Box 3388 Parramatta 8677 1899 Elistist Code Market City 9-13 Hay Street Haymarket 9288 8900

Finance & Accounting Advisernet Suite 147, Level 4, Regis Towers, 416-418 Pitt Street Haymarket 9211 1718 Ampac Debt Recovery GPO Box 5447, Sydney 1300 426 722 Asia Invest Partners PL Suite 802, Level 8 276 Pitt StreetSydney 9283 4808 Bankwest Level 11, 45 Clarence Street, Sydney Commonwealth Bank 48 Martin Place, Sydney

Eva Law & Associates L18, Citigroup Centre, 2 Park Street, Sydney 9264 8887

Food & Hospitality Chat Thai 20 Campbell St Haymarket 9280 1222

First Class Accounts Jason Zheng

China Republic 680 George St, Sydney

Global Mortgages Suite 702, Level 7 8 Help St, Chatswood 9411 8855

Dynasty Karaoke Level 1, 63-69 Dixon Street, Haymarket 9281 9006

Sine Iactura Pty Limited

East Ocean Restaurant Level 1/421-429 Sussex St Haymarket 9247 0349

St George Bank 699 George St, Sydney 9380 5211

Market City Tavern 9 Hay St Haymarket 9016 4449 Mt Batten Hotel 701 George St Sydney 9211 8808 New Hong Kong Café Shop 88, Dixon Street Haymarket 9283 1022 Novotel Sydney Central 169-179 Thomas St, Sydney 9281 6888

Emperor’s Garden 100 Hay Street Haymarket 9211 2268

Radisson Hotel & Suites 72 Liverpool St Sydney 8268 8883

Emperor’s Garden BBQ & Noodles 213-215 Thomas Street Haymarket 9281 9899

Star Hotel Corner of Goulburn & Sussex Street, Haymarket 9280 4700 Star_home.html

Westpac Banking 671-675 George St Haymarket 8217 8525

Holiday Inn Darling Harbour 68 Harbour Street Darling Harbour 9291 2000 sydney/syddh/hoteldetail

Surfside Hotel Group Level 2, 65 Campbell Street Surry Hills 9281 8343

Window to China 108/368 Sussex St Haymarket 9283 8383

Joy Luck Catering Level 1, 63-69 Dixon Street Haymarket 044 868 8111

Yellow Brick Road Shop 3, 155 Avoca St Randwick 8188 1088

Mizuya Pty Ltd Basement, 614 George St Sydney 9266 0866

SUMO SIV P L L26, 1 Bligh St Sydney 8226 8828 Wealth Spring Pty Ltd Level 14, 309 Kent Street Sydney 9212 1936

Surry Hills Eating House L2, 198-200 Elizabeth St Surry Hills 9212 4092 Triple Ace Bar Corner of Campbell & Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills 9211 6888 45

Umi Kaiten-Zushi Shop 1, Lower Ground Floor, Sydney Central, 477 Pitt Street, Haymarket 9281 2006

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Umi Sushi + Udon Shop TR-10, Darling Quarter, 1-25 Harbour St, Sydney 9283 2006

Hughes & Co Solicitor Suite 4602 343-357 Pitt St, Sydney 9221 4000

Ryde Garden 1800 851 788

VTS Lawyers Level 26, 1 Bligh St, Sydney 8226 8686

SKW Property Suite 1, 1 Marys Place, Surry Hills 9211 5822

Property Banna Property Group Suite 301, 160 Rowe St Eastwood 9804 6066

Marketing China Key Suite 1101, Level 11, 309 Pitt St, Sydney

Umi Sushi Express Shop 2, Event Cinema 505 George St, Sydney 9264 2003 Wooden Spoon and Bar 3/362 Military Road Neutral Bay 9904 5687 Health & Medicine Chinese Ginseng & Herbs 75-77 Ultimo Road Haymarket 9212 4397 Insurance Insurance Advisernet Australia Suite 147, Level 4, Regis Towers, 416-418 Pitt Street Haymarket 9211 1718 KAAA Insurance Suite 2013, L3 35 Lime Street, Sydney Immigration Global-Edu.Imm.Law Jiande Building 3, 401 Sussex St, Sydney 97464500

Avantro Suite 503, Level 5, 451 Pitt St, Sydney 9280 3122

Colliers International Hotels Asia Pacific Level 12, Grosvenor Place, 225 George Street, Sydney Crown Group Level 11, 68 Alfred Street Milsons Point 9925 0088 GBE Property Suite 418/316 Castlereagh St, Sydney 9211 6866 Greencliff L10, 488 Kent St, Sydney 8823 8818 Knight Frank Level 18, Angel Place, 123 Pitt St. Sydney

Abacus Visa Immigration Lawyers 51 Albion St, Surry Hills Lend Lease 9281-6888 30 The Bond, 30 Hickson Road Millers Point NSW 2000 46

P&G Mode Realty 301. 431 Sussex St Haymarket Ruyi Realty 9801 2553

Creative Logic 0414 636 244 Engaginc Intouch Marketing 25/22 Gadigal Street, Zetland O’Loghlin Communications Suite 10, 151 Bayswater Road Ruchcutters Bay 9698 0088 Stampi Pty Ltd 604/1 Hickson Road Walsh Bay Security Guardian Vaults 151 Castlereagh Street, Sydney 9283 5570 Tourism The Word Travel Maps

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Cultural Sites in Haymarket Chinese Garden of Friendship Find a moment of serenity amongst the Ming Dynasty style architecture, cool lagoons and running waterfall of the Chinese Gardens, the idyllic beauty in contrast to the city skyscrapers looming over the walls.  1 Exhibition Place, Darling Harbour

— chinese gardens, library, arts, walking tour

Golden Water Mouth This sculpture by artist Lin Li signifies a Yin and Yang harmony of Australian and Chinese culture. The dead yellow box gum tree used was brought from Condoblin NSW, where many Chinese settled during the 19th century gold rush.  Sussex Street, Haymarket 4A Centre for Asian Art 4A aims to stimulate cross-cultural understanding through promoting Asian and Asian-Australian art. Its community engagement has forged 4A as a locally and internationally respected platform for emerging artists.  181 — 187 Hay Street, Haymarket Pictured: 23 Ming Vases for Little Horse (2014) Artist: Sarah Contos. Photo: Zan Wimberly

In Between Two Worlds Chinese-Aboriginal artist Jason Wing celebrates his mixed heritage in this 悉尼唐人街 installation of thirty glowing halfhuman, half-spirit figures floating above Kimber Lane, representing past, present and future ancestors. The cloud patterns on the walls and surface represent the heavens and good luck.  Kimber Lane, Haymarket 49











Visitor Information Kiosk In the middle of Chinatown's Dixon Street you can find this tourist information booth featuring traditional Chinese paper-cut artwork by Pamela Mei-Leng See, an Australian artist of Chinese heritage. There you will find maps, brochures on activities and helpful staff who can assist with information on local attractions.  Corner Sussex and Goulburn Sts









Chinatown Sydney App The Chinatown Sydney app is an initiative of the Haymarket Chamber of Commerce and City of Sydney to inform travellers and locals about the many things to see and do around Sydney’s famous Chinatown, including George Wing Kee’s digital walking tour of Haymarket. Download it for: iPhone: Android:





























































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