Sofitel Melbourne on Collins - Luxury hotel - A THRIVING CHINATOWN AND A SPINE-TINGLING CONCERT FOR THE YEAR OF THE TIGER

A THRIVING CHINATOWN AND A SPINE-TINGLING CONCERT FOR THE YEAR OF THE TIGER

The 2022 Lunar New Year welcomes in one of the most exciting Chinese zodiac signs. Signifying fortune and confidence, the Tiger is set to roar onto the scene throughout Melbourne’s Chinese communities, including our own remarkable Chinatown

It was the discovery of gold in 1851 that attracted Chinese immigration to Victoria. Arriving by ship from Hong Kong, a burgeoning community emerged in Little Bourke Street, providing for the needs of the diggers – food, equipment, medicine and lodgings en route to the goldfields.

Today Melbourne’s Chinatown is famous for being the longest continuous Chinese settlement in the western world and the oldest Chinatown in the southern hemisphere. Nestled in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, this vibrant enclave is a major tourist attraction, fascinating visitors with its architectural heritage, places of worship, cultural venues and annual festivals.

Explore bustling laneways, alleys and arcades where Asian grocery stores, Chinese medicine and herbalist centres, bookstores and fashion boutiques thrive. And of course there’s the food – from white linen dining to hole-in-the-wall arcade noodle houses, you’ll delight in the mouthwatering flavours of countless Chinese and Asian cuisines.

Still hungry for celebration? Head to Hamer Hall for one of Australia’s major cultural highlights – the MSO Chinese New Year Concert. A true blend of traditions, this unique musical celebration brings together the world of western opera and Chinese masterworks and is perfect for the whole family to enjoy. The concert features an all-star cast including celebrated conductor, Joshua Tan, award winning cellist, Li-Wei Qin, soprano extraordinaire, Sharon Zhai and highly sought-after tenor, Kang Wang.

Wishing you a happy, safe and prosperous Year of the Tiger!

Discover more about Chinatown Melbourne
Melbourne’s Chinatown


Book now
MSO Chinese New Year Concert
Sat 05 Feb 2022
7:30pm at Hamer Hall
MSO Chinese New Year Concert

  • a-thriving-chinatown-and-a-spine-tingling-concert-for-the-year-of-the-tiger
Book
Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
Book your stay

From   to

Room 1