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#482 Chinatown

November 23, 2021

Australia has two of the oldest Chinatowns in the world. Due to COVID-19, the once busy streets have now become quiet, awaiting their revival. This week we have two stories about the past and present of Chinatowns in Sydney and Melbourne.

Time Machine by Wing Kuang 

Two years ago, Wing flew to Sydney from Melbourne with the purpose of seeking an untold history of Sydney Chinatown, and she found the answer from a wooden board inside a church in Haymarket.

Producer: Wing Kuang

Supervising Producer: Mell Chun

Music: Piano Moment by ZakharValaha

Night Market by Yiwen Wang 

In Melbourne’s Chinatown, a night market is regularly held for people to hunt for street food. What makes people in love with the night market atmosphere? Yiwen goes for a look.

That story was produced by audio journalism student Yiwen Wang as part of All The Bests 2021 collaboration with the University of Melbourne and the Science Gallery.

Producer: Yiwen Wang

Supervising Producer: Mell Chun

Music by Bluedot Sessions

All The Best credits

Production Manager: Danni Stewart

Editorial Manager: Mell Chun

Host: Helenna Barone-Peters

Episode Mix and Compile: Danni Stewart

Social Media Producers:  Emma Pham

Community and Events Coordinator: Lidiya Josifova

SYN Mentee Producer: Wing Kuang

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