Chinatown's First Audio Tour

Chinatown's First Audio Tour

MEDIA RELEASE 26 JULY 2017 

 

Chinatown Sydney Historical Walking Tour now available on izi.TRAVEL. app.

 

Exploring Chinatown Sydney and the Haymarket area has never been a more exciting and rewarding experience.  

The Haymarket Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce it’s new “Chinatown Sydney Historical Walking Tour” launched in collaboration with izi.TRAVEL.

Whether you are a local Sydneysider aiming to get active and fit walking around Sydney or an exploring tourist looking for interesting places in Sydney, this is one app you must download. Discovering public art and hidden gems by foot is an incredible way to enjoy Chinatown Sydney & the Haymarket area. Available for FREE download on both Apple and Android, the izi.TRAVEL app is you own personal pocket tour guide.

 

All you have to do is type in the search function Chinatown Sydney, once you have downloaded the free izi.TRAVEL app and walk around Haymarket and Chinatown Sydney area. While the app is open on your phone, it will automatically recognise the site you are walking past and start telling you interesting and captivating stories. Getting to Chinatown and Haymarket is easy. You can walk from Central Station or Town Hall Station or take the light rail.

 

This incredible immersive audio walking tour takes approximately 28 minutes (1.4 km) and guides you with interesting tales and historical facts of 15 sites, the itinerary starting with the Golden Water Mouth and The Ceremonial Arches and ending with the Chinese Gardens of Friendship and the Capitol Theatre.

About izi.TRAVEL

izi.TRAVEL is an app that aims to bring the world closer to you, and help you learn more about the places that you visit all over the world. It does this by bringing audio guides and trip maps from all over the internet into one single app that uses Google Maps for the best experience possible. With many of the thousands of guides available for free, izi.TRAVEL has something for everyone in Australia, England, Europe and many, many other locations.

 

About Haymarket Chamber of Commerce

Haymarket Chamber of Commerce (HCC) is a not for profit organisation committed to the commercial and culturally diverse growth and development of its communities throughout Haymarket’s Chinatown, Thai Town and Korea Town.  This unique precinct is one of Australia’s leading destinations to live, work, invest and visit, attracting over 1 million visitors annually, representing 16,000 residents and over 40,000 workers. HCC aims are to support the commercial and cultural diversity across Haymarket’s local businesses, visitors, residents and investors to encourage economic growth, cultural transformation and to maintain a sustainable, resilient and connected local community and market place.

 

Over the next five years, we will experience a historic transformation with investment, tourism and local and international population growth.  Haymarket’s evolution from its traditional base as Sydney’s Chinatown to an expanding precinct that will see new infrastructure, increased public transport and new residential and commercial developments to become the most innovative and culturally diverse metropolis of South East Asia.

 

HAYMARKET FACTS

·         One of the top three precincts to increase employment by 23%

  • 16,644 Residents* ABS
  • 48,071 workers
  • Over 3,000 businesses
  • Australia’s most walkable precinct* www.walkable.com
  • Number 1 precinct for migrants* ABS
  • The most popular precinct for shopping / food & dining & art, design and culture in Sydney* NSW Tourism
  • In the top three most visited locations for events* NSW Tourism

 

For more media information and or interviews please contact:

Emilia Podetti

Haymarket Chamber of Commerce

Ph: 0424 314 192

emilia@haymarketchamber.org.au

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