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Chinatown Business Resources

Optimise your point of difference of being located in Chinatown by getting involved.  Examples of how to get involved are mentioned below.

Chinatown Resources

Check out the following resources (links available as PDF downloads):

Gold Coast Chinatown Best Shop front 2016 – Winner

Congratulations ‘Not Tonight’ on winning ‘Best Chinatown Shopfront 2016!

Initially a total of 39 businesses were nominated for the Best Chinatown Shopfront Competition 2016.  These nominations were shortlisted to six businesses namely: The Filipino Shop, Garden Gate Florist, Kubo’s Café Bar and Grill, Sabai Thai, 42 Fifteen and Not Tonight.

The shortlist was then evaluated by a panel of local business representatives using the principles from the recently released ‘Chinatown Retailers Guide’.

Criteria included:

  • Unique culture
  • Inviting shopfront
  • Fresh and current presentation
  • Indication of on-line presence
  • Featuring fun elements such as events, celebrations and collaboration
  • Environmental sustainability

**Our thanks go to Co SPACES and Allans Billy Hyde for their involvement in the evaluation process

Well done to those who were initially nominated, and to those who were shortlisted. 

The 39 businesses nominated for this competition included:

42 Fifteen


Izakaya Ichi


The Horn of Africa


Café 928


Jinan Yangmingyu


Bliss Foods


Lacey’s Sewing Centre


Himalayan Range Southport




Circles Bubble Tea Café


Tabacco Supermart


Nurays Hair and Beauty Salon




Yi Li Restaurant




Sweet Closet


Sabai Thai


Aztec Hair


Atlantis Music


Garden Gate Florist


Rice House


HD Style & Co


Cat & Hound


Southport Surf


The Filipino Shop


Bella Giftware


Tian Shan


Kubos’ Café, Bar and Grill






Hair Leader


Not Tonight


Butter Beats Magic Nail


Pierre André Jewellers


Siam Spa


Taiwan Dami The Gold Coast Coffee School


Pan 200 Bakery



Chinatown Business List

Make sure your business is mentioned on the CBD Website list of Businesses in Chinatown*

Chinatown Events

Chinatown businesses are invited to get involved in Chinatown events (such as Lunar New Year and and regular street events), and general calendar celebrations (such as Christmas, New Year, Mother/Fathers’s Day) and city events (such as the GC Marathon, Bleach Festival).  You can do this by being open for business during the events, dressing up your business with posters, decorations, and possibly even offering ‘Menu Specials’ that echo the themes.

Community and Business Noticeboard

You can put your events or business achievements on the CBD Community and Business Notice Board*

Get involved

Want to get involved with a Chinatown event, or thinking about collaborating with other businesses and/or local community groups to hold an event, let us know*

* Note: Available on request from the CBD Office – contact us via the Contact Form on this website or phoning 1300 223 832.

# Note: Image is available as either a sticker or JPEG format for use on your websites, social media posts, shop signage, outdoor dining umbrellas, roller doors, posters, inside business premises, shopping bags, promotional items or free-giveaway items, table napkins or takeaway packaging.

## Note: Chinatown Photos are available to Chinatown businesses for use on your websites, social media posts, posters, menus, flyers, pamphlets and loyalty cards, shopping bags, table napkins and takeaway packaging.

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