Reinvention is the mantra of the 21st century.  And the hospitality sector is no newcomer to this mantra. This time businesses, community, artists, musicians and the city of Sydney are working together to deliver the best of Chinatown.

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The experience, “Neon Playground” is currently open every day between 10 am to 11 pm. It runs from Saturday, October 15, 2022 to Sunday, November 20, 2022. On its website, the City of Sydney calls it a unique street festival where diverse activities like art, music food and community will converse to excite your sensations.

The idea behind the “Neon Playground” collaboration comes from Brad Chan. Together, creative artists and other business owners are aiming to bring back the life of Dixon Street. Together, they hope it can provide a sense of reimagination to the once swanky area. According to Sydney Morning Herald, “Neon Playground received $300,000 and $2,900 value in kind”.

The alluring light installations are designed to bring in Gen Z, who are keen on sharing the experience and images online.  Recurring lockdowns, people working from home  and uncertain transport system have  kept the visitors away from Chinatown.

According to Broadsheet, “Neon Playground” states, “There’ll also be new experiences and activities in the precinct throughout the five weeks – try different food and drink specials (including a $12 shaved ice dessert from Ho Jiak), take an Asian dessert tour, get UV ink tattoos, visit the Friday night markets, learn the art of calligraphy, make your own paper lanterns, participate in a tea ceremony and more”.

So why not take some time to visit and enjoy the best of Chinatown?

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