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18 November 2014   


"Innovation—the heart of the knowledge economy—is fundamentally social."

— Malcolm Gladwell

The flow of networking can build the foundation in forming solid relationships which we aim to do at every HCC function, so join us at our annual Christmas event next week as we look towards 2015 with exciting new plans, sponsors and partners, invaluable members our tremendously committed Chamber Executive team.

Meet and mingle with our HCC members and executives with our special guests Deputy Lord Mayor Kemmis, Councillor Robert Kok, Councillor Edward Mandla and NSW Independent MP Alex Greenwich at the amazing Darling Quarter Theatre and enjoy delectable fare by renowned Umi Group,
Enjoy our active networking, surprise performances, prize giveaways to celebrate a rigorous and fruitful end of 2014.
To book click HERE

Due to the success of our Guide last year we are very excited to launch our 
Haymarket Live Work Play Guide 2015 
 at our HCC Christmas Event so don't miss receiving the first copies available!



Haymarket in High Demand by Business

Haymarket's commercial offering expands with the completion of 180 Thomas Street which sees the arrival of leading travel software and technology company Amadeus, who has taken 4,040 square metres of space across Levels 7, 8 and 9 on a 10-year lease alongside retail tenant Coffee Roasters, who occupies  both retail outlets on the ground floor.

Amadeus moves its offices from the North Shore to 180 Thomas Street to accommodate the growing team of over 350 people, and aims to reflect Amadeus’ approach to innovation in travel with an open-plan, activity-based working environment.  Read more HERE  

First time in 160 years Chinatown building Sold!

After more than 160 years a retail property in Sydney’s Chinatown has sold to a Hong Kong based family for $6.7 million through Knight Frank.  The 489 square metre retail building at 713 George Street sits on a 272 square metre holding and is zoned to allow for commercial/residential/hotel use to a potential 2,040sqm (subject to council approval).

Sales agents Andy Hu and Dominic Ong of Knight Frank said properties along George Street were rarely offered to the market, especially in the Chinatown precinct.  Read more HERE

HCC's New Chinatown Phone App Launched

Based on the high demand personal walking tours by HCC co-founding member George Wing Kee, HCC's latest and up to date Chinatown Walking Tour phone application for both Apple and Android phone is now available. 

Experience your very own cultural and historical 'digital' walking tour of Chinatown and search the many local delights and features of the area detailed  throughout the Chinatown Phone App directory.   For Android click HERE  or Apple click HERE

    ANDROID                                                APPLE

      HCC Chinatown Phona App for Android                  HCC Chinatown Phona App for Android
Thanks to Emperor's Garden, Chinese Ginseng and Herbs and St George for supporting HCC by promoting our Chinatown Phone App.

If you would like to join our growing membership please    
Make the most of 2014/15 and JOIN /RENEW YOUR CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP


George Wing Kee HCC Chinatown Tours
Don't miss George Wing Kee's popular Chinatown personal tours during Chinese New Year 2015.  There will be  3 tours and a special tour for students (12 yrs.and over) which will include a short tour of Chinatown then a show at Monkey Baa Theatre with an optional yum cha.  Book for 26th Feb 2015 (early bookings).
Find out more and email: 
Darling Harbour Con

Darling LIVE Update
The footbridge that runs from Macarthur Street to Darling Harbour is scheduled to be removed on the 
weekend of 29–30 November 2014 during a planned Sydney Light Rail track work shutdown. This 
footbridge removal work will make way for the upcoming changes in the area as part of the Darling 
Square and The Goods Line projects. 

Darling Drive will be temporarily closed to vehicles and cyclists between Ultimo Road and Pier Street from 1am Saturday 29 November until late Sunday night. During this time, please follow the diversions that will 
be in place. 

SHFA has advised the new
connections will open in stages: 
- Stairs – Mid January 2015
-  All-abilities access – Late February 2015

For more information click HERE Darling Harbour Revitalisation Infrastructure NSW 8016 0100 or The Goods Line Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority 9240 8500 Find out more HERE

''Homestyle' Flavors in Chinatown's Food Courts

A few years ago the quality varied on some of Chinatown's diverse food courts. These days local food fare in food courts is proving very popular amongst locals, food critics and visitors.
One of the four food courts in Sydney’s Chinatown, Eating World is one of the oldest and most popular. It’s longest-running tenant, Hong Kong Kitchen (Shop 208) has been there for 14 years. Owner, Jin Shuang Yu, says you can still get the old favourites including lemon chicken, sweet and sour pork and Mongolian lamb, but these days, people want more traditional home-style dishes.

“We cook like we eat at home,” she calls out between serving customers. Mrs Yu says simple dishes such as chilli pork ribs stir-fried with vegetables and a beef braised in a Chinese five-spice mix are two of her bestsellers.  
Read more HERE

Sydney Chinatown  Markets Upgrades
Recent changes have been introduced by the very popular Chinatown Markets after receiving local feedback on the best forms of improvement within the area.  The most significant feedback was the layout of the market for visitors to move through and around the market on Dixon Street.   Recent announcements by the Markets include:
- Little Hay Street becomes Little Eat Street
- New stall layouts to enable seating along Dixon Street
- New marquees (tents) to manage the weather and for better presentation
- New LED lighting will be installed for the market stall holders
- Upgrade of stall equipment requirements
If you have any feedback or comments please email: cor go to

4A Presented as a Finalist in the SBS Multicultural Marketing Awards

Photo credit: Zan Wimberley
Congratulations to 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art for their innovative Vertical Villages: ruangrupa Artlab + Keg de Souza and international students in the Sydney CBD.   Find out more HERE

Tafe Graduate in Sculpture by the Sea
 Will Maguire is a young artist who studied industrial blacksmithing at Sydney TAFE - Ultimo College and was featured at this year's Sculpture by the Sea.
Sculpture by the Sea with Sasha Voitenko Surtenich and Peter Klaus Surtenich at Notts Ave ,Bondi Beach
 Featured Sculpture 'Big Man' by Will Maguire' ‪#SxSbondi14 Photo thanks to Matt Evans Images

Events Movies

Events Cinema will feature a  Japanese film festival 13 - 23 Nov and also get ready for Christmas and buy some Events tickets for your loved ones!  More HERE

Monkey Baa's Giraffes in Jan 2015

Based on the true story from a long long time ago of  Zeraffa, a little giraffe, and her extraordinary journey, across land & sea. In 1826 the Pasha of Egypt captured a young giraffe and sent her as a gift to impress the King of France.  Suitable for 4- 8 year olds.  Find out more HERE

Love Chinese Movies

The new China Cultural Centre in Sydney will screen 9 remarkable Chinese movies for free at China Cultural Centre in Sydney showing from 25th to 29th Nov, 2014.
For schedule and film details:
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