Brisbane is the capital of Australia’s sunshine state, Queensland. Millions of domestic and international tourists descend on the riverside destination to be part of its year round festivities. The city welcomes everyone from campers and caravanners to luxury resort guests. Visitors often choose to make themselves right at home in conveniently placed serviced apartments, Brisbane has plenty of properties from which to choose. You can enjoy all the modern comforts, as they are ideal for families travelling with young kids. A central location from where to explore the best of the city’s shopping and entertainment is recommended. If you are looking for modern amenities and sweeping city views, Oaks Lexicon Apartments could be a good option, with Brisbane’s Chinatown Mall located right in The Valley on Duncan Street, its falls a short walk or bus ride from the hotel.

Brisbane is alive with a vibrant mix of ethnicities, cultures, lifestyles and cuisines. Chinatown Mall transports you directly into an adventurous trip to China. The entrance to the mall is marked by a traditional Chinese gate and imposing stone lions that stand guard. The architecture throughout is aglow with flashes of colour and the effervescence of the Orient. The Mall is open daily but opening hours of individual vendors may vary.

Venture inside Chinatown Mall and you will find colourful fabrics, supermarket shelves piled high with exotic ingredients and foods that are often accompanied by unpronounceable names. Follow your nose to delicious wok fried treats that can be eaten sizzling hot, or enjoy a steaming Yum Cha as a healthier option. The mall  also plays host to Chinese New Year festivities and events for the Valley Fiesta. Stop by with friends or family for a shopping and entertainment experience with a difference!

Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+