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Yokohama Chinatown 中華街

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If Nagasaki’s Chinatown is Japan’s oldest and most historic, Yokohama’s Chinatown, also known as Chukagai 中華街, is the nation’s largest and most bustling.  Located within the former foreign settlement of Kannai, alongside its European sibling, Bashamichi, the Chinese settlement was … Continue reading

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Grand St: Chinatown (Broadway to Allen St)

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Chinatown is the beating heart of Grand Street – its grandest bazaar and marketplace, and also its most colourful and unexpected stretch.  Here’s where most Chinese immigrants in the last century have made their first port of call, upon arriving … Continue reading

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Manhattan in 12 Sts: Grand Street – The Many Tribes of Manhattan

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“The summer air, the bright sun shining, and the sailing clouds aloft, The winter snows, the sleigh-bells, the broken ice in the river, passing along up or down with the flood-tide or ebb-tide, The mechanics of the city, the masters, … Continue reading

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Colours of Old Town East, Surabaya

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Across the Kali Mas (Mas River), East of the Jembatan Merah (or Red Bridge), sits a different world altogether from the one the Dutch lived and worked in. Here, there is a sort of dignified stillness and anonymity, associated with … Continue reading

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