China Town, Newcastle.
Newcastle's China Town is based around Stowell Street. In fact the first Chinese restaurant in Newcastle was opened in 1949 and was not based here, the first business on this street wasn't opened until 1978 and other restaurants followed soon after.
In 1988 businesses on Stowell Street were allowed to use Chinese as well as English on signs.
In 2008 Chinese style lanterns replaced the street lights.
An 11m Chinese Arch was constructed by craftsmen in Shanghai and erected in 2004, flanked by two Chinese guardian lions .