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Brisbane Tour 5

18 July, 2007 | Written by Patchay at 7:23 PM in

Ok.. according to some friends who just came back from Sydney and Melbourne, when comparing those places, Brisbane is like one of the most "boring" place on Earth!!! Haha quite true sometimes... worst for Me because I've been travelling ALONE for the last few weeks.

Lonely lonely Me! Anyway here's...

Part 5 - Brisbane's Chinatown @ Fortitude Valley

When I saw RED, I could sense something, something very familiar. You know what?

"Welcome to Chinatown." _ _ aiyah...

There's gonna be an Italian festival tomorrow here at Chinatown (weird, this is not Italian town wor?), called Festitalia.

A very typical gate to all Chinatowns (all in the world I guess) ... with two stoned-lions guarding the entrance, fiercefully welcoming all visitors alike.

I felt that I'm standing somewhere in KL or Penang. And I could hear lotsa "China-speaking" (Chinese from mainland China speaking) .. seriously from every corner.

Now don't tell Me this is some kinda "Fountain of Prosperity", huh?

Oh there's a "pasar malam" also... let's go and see see...

This is the angmoh's version of Chee Chiong Kai (Petaling Street in KL)...

Bargain! Bargain! ermm.. the bargaining tactic isn't really practiced in Australia. Friend, you Take It or Leave It !!!

I meant... "how can you bargain when there're some upmarket fashion stores (with LCD displays) nearby or some trendy-looking pubs around you?"

Chinatown is right in the heart of Brisbane's notorious district - Fortitude Valley. This place is known as the hub for Brisbane's alternative culture and adult entertainment.

To Melbourne folks, this is Brisbane's equivalent of St Kilda, although it's much smaller.

Remember my Kandy thingy? The nightclub is here-lah. And apparently it was recently voted one of the best in Australia, again!

Walking inside the pavement area can be quite scary, even in afternoons.

This so-called "adult shop" is soo similar to 7-Eleven. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Soo convenient!

Waiting for Me to "cross-cum-snapshot" the road, soo courteous to Me! This is the street where I had the (link) $8.50 Char Siew Fan.

Btw guys, do you know what is "Pokies"?

Australian slang for gambling centre - the word is derived from the game Poker. Omg.. another bad influence.

Wickham Street at Fortitude Valley.

McWhirters Emporium in Chinatown.

The red-coloured shop (also in the first picture) is actually Yuen's Supermarket - very very popular among Asians here!

Goodbye Chinatown...

Coming up next: Part 6 - Cathedral Square (area between city and Fortitude Valley).

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2 Comments:

  1. Iwan Sanchez on July 18, 2007 9:43 PM

    frankly speaking, i tink all chinatown have the similar resemblance... hahaha!!

    but u are so daring hor to travel alone!!

    Well done!!

     
  2. Patchay on July 23, 2007 4:50 PM

    Haha yeah.

    Daring. Adventurous. I wan to travel!

    Thanx bang.

     
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