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Taste your way through Asia
I don't know about you but my tastebuds are already watering just thinking of the glorious aromas and the most delectable, delicious dishes coming from the kitchens at Chinatown. Dim sims and dumplings with oodles and oodles of noodles and rice dishes. Not to mention some fabulous street entertainment and sights, catching the vibrant colours of chinese lanterns lighting up the street and billowing and swaying in the night time air.

Chinese Lanterns at Chinatown Southport
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Here is a market where you can come and delight the senses and try cuisines from across Asia, enjoy live entertainment and browse eclectic market stalls.

The Chinatown Street Markets are on every second month. Local shops and restaurants will be extending their trading hours during market times. The Chinatown precinct now holds events on the first Saturday of every month, when its streets will come alive with a range of exciting events such as free films, pop up bars, multicultural celebrations and of course the bi-monthly Chinatown Street Markets. The markets offer a blend of cuisines from across Asia, inspiring a celebration of fresh and authentic food for locals and visitors to try.

Chinatown Markets Southport
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Many of you may not know, but Gold Coast Chinatown has become a major part of the revitalisation of Southport as an international CBD for the Gold Coast. Chinatown has been evolving over the last 12 months with the installation of a Confucius statue, modern Chinese lanterns, and the first of three traditional Chinese gates (Paifang).

Chinatown Dragon
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Bring the family and friends and envelop and celebrate a love of culture, design, people and food all in one spot at Chinatown.

"Wherever you go, go with all your heart" Confucius

Chinatown Southport
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The Chinatown Street Markets are easy to find:

Ride the G: Disembark at the Southport station, Nerang Street and walk across to Davenport Street. Ride your bike and park in one of the many bike racks or parking is available at the Athol Paterson, Mal Burke and Carey Park car parks.
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Why? A celebration of culture
When: 4.00 p..m. to 9.00 p.m.
Where: Chinatown,Young Street, Southport 4215
Cost: FREE
Your Comment
Southport sounds like a changed suburb. Must be time for a visit again.
by Jenny Rossiter (score: 3|4069) 1264 days ago
I think the time you have for the Chinese Markets does not seem correct. You have 4-7pm.
by helen (score: 0|3) 1261 days ago
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