Alden Boon

Sydney’s Chinatown at 9pm

06/08/2018

Unlike many of Australia’s streets, Sydney’s Chinatown continues to pulse with a sleepless energy even as day segues into night. Here is a confluence of Chinese, Thai, Korean restaurants and shops; in lieu of Starbucks at every corner, there is a bubble tea shop. Employees toting menus rattle off the name of their signature dishes in a bid to entice passers-by. Just a few paces from the paifang (dragon gates), there is a long queue right outside Emperor’s Garden Cake & Bakery. A female employee speaks with customers through a small window. Three cream puffs for just a dollar. Though the dessert be hot, most customers do not wait to tuck into the morsels as they perambulate along the thoroughfare.

Haymarket Sydney Chinatown
Haymarket Sydney Chinatown
Haymarket Sydney Chinatown
Haymarket Sydney Chinatown
Haymarket Sydney Chinatown
Haymarket Sydney Chinatown
Haymarket Sydney Chinatown
Haymarket Sydney Chinatown
Haymarket Sydney Chinatown
Haymarket Sydney Chinatown
Haymarket Sydney Chinatown
Haymarket Sydney Chinatown
Haymarket Sydney Chinatown
Haymarket Sydney Chinatown

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Alden Boon
Alden Boon is a Quarter-finalist in PAGE International Screenwriting Awards. When he's not busy writing, he pretends he is Gandalf.

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