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Chinatown Revealed Tour: Food, Facts, Fun and Views - October 5 October

Join Jonathan Schofield and Yang Sing

Published on September 5th 2013.

Chinatown Revealed Tour: Food, Facts, Fun and Views - October 5 October

YANG Sing Restaurant has teamed up with Confidential Editor, Jonathan Schofield, to take a spin around one of the most distinctive and important city neighbourhoods. 

Guests will be taken on to the roof of Yang Sing and take in the view over the whole of Chinatown and the city centre. 

The tour lasts around 90 minutes and pops in and out of the shops, restaurants and businesses chatting to the locals and discovering unexpected delights. 

There is lovely food to sample as well - it's a tour that fills the stomach and nourishes the brain, so to speak.

It literally finishes on a high too. Guests will be taken on to the roof of Yang Sing and take in the view over the whole of Chinatown and the city centre. 

The first tour takes place on Saturday 5 October at 3pm. Tour starts and ends in Yang Sing Restaurant, 34 Princess St, Manchester M1 4JY. 

Price: £12 including refreshments, food and freebies. The event will also be featured in the Manchester Food and Drink Festival.

To book click here.

You can follow Jonathan Schofield on Twitter here @JonathSchofield or connect via Google+

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15 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

DavidSeptember 5th 2013.

Manchester does not make the most of Chinatown.The most significant future source of tourists and visitors to this country in the future is going to be be from mainland China.Yet the city has not developed a strategy to attract and cater for them.This should include as an absolute priority direct flights to China and significant public and private sector investment to make Chinatown into a major tourist attraction.That should include a significant Chinese cultural attraction or museum at the heart of Chinatown. The return on the investment the council is putting into the home for the library theatre and cornerhouse is going to be peanuts compared to the possible returns by investing in Chinatown.

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avoSeptember 5th 2013.

Why would the Chinese, from China want to come to Chinatown in Manchester?

DavidSeptember 5th 2013.

If you see Chinrse mainland tourists in other countries you will see that while they come to see the local attractions they also gravitate to comfort of things they are used to from back home,especially in terms of restaurant.They are really only in last few years having the possibility of foreign travel,so they tend to travel in large tour groups. Also if you go to China you will find the cities have been ruthlessly modernised with wide highways and tower blocks and much of traditional buildings have been swept away.

Candy CreaseSeptember 5th 2013.

Avo, why do the British go to fish and chip shops in Torremolinos?

Jonathan SchofieldSeptember 5th 2013.

It's always interesting to see how exported cultures look from the viewpoint of the mother country. Things change and morph by virtue of being a minority identity and through simple geographical differences. It's right and natural and normal that they do. And beautiful. As the guide of this tour and having taken 96 different nationalities around the city since 1996, I adore how different nations react to things they recognise in Manchester that we borrowed from their cultures - and lent to theirs. And Avo, there have been increasing numbers of Chinese tourists around Manchester and let me tell you they are fascinated by our Chinatown.

AnonymousSeptember 7th 2013.

avo have you seen bus loads of chinese tourists being dropped off in china town to have a meal of comfort during their long journeys? They would also go shopping in near by chinese supermarkets afterwards. to get snakes/drinks they are familiar with because they think most tourists attractions offer unhealthy snacks like over priced crisps and fizzy drinks

Poster BoySeptember 12th 2013.

Hell mayeth freeze over before I agree with David again but he is right. The City does not make the most of Chinatown and it should be a constituent driver of a post-retail future for the city. That said, the regeneration and future growth of Chinatown should be holistic small steps, rather than some radical Chinese Disneyland style tourist makeover.

Ghostly TomSeptember 5th 2013.

One of my favourite parts of the city. I would like there to be a Chinese garden at the heart of it instead of a car park. I'm sure it couldn't be that hard to achieve.

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Alex24September 5th 2013.

That would be amazing and there are many options nearby for (overpriced) parking.

Ghostly TomSeptember 6th 2013.

There are lots of those little spaces between China Town and Canal Street all given over to surface parking. Build one large car park and turn these spaces into little parks, gardens and green squares..

AnonymousSeptember 6th 2013.

That would be great, Ghostly. Do you own the land? If so then we can do it.

Ghostly TomSeptember 7th 2013.

Sadly not, I've just about got the mortgage sorted on a tiny patch of the suburbs...

Jenny CollinsSeptember 6th 2013.

If its anything like the Chinatown challenge then it will be brilliant! I cant wait to do another one. Any news on the plans to change the road systems and the parking restrictions in the area?

Andy WhiteOctober 6th 2013.

Went on this tour, which was great. Plenty of insight into the history of the area, and stops in various shops (bakery, bubble tea, and of course Yang Sing) where we were given local insights and food/drink. Topped off (literally) by a visit to the roof of Yang Sing for spectacular view of Central Manchester

Emma AthertonOctober 7th 2013.

Went on this tour and agree with Andy that it was great. Really informative and interesting and has definitely made me want to visit Chinatown more regularly. I also now am over my fear of ladders and will, for the first time ever, be able to get into the loft.

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