Culture Secrets - MidCity Arcade, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

MidCity Arcade

Address: 208-210 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Phone: 03 9662 3337  

If you’ve ever spent time navigating the concrete warrens of Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur or Tokyo, then the MidCity Arcade will feel very familiar. A retail and leisure hub popular with Asia’s expat youth, the arcade straddles Bourke Street and Melbourne’s bustling Chinatown precinct. Grab a bite to eat at one of the cheap and cheerful Laminex cafes or stock up on anime at the Hobby Japan store. And if your waist size is sufficiently tiny, then squeeze on in to a clothing boutique for Cosplay gear or street looks that wouldn’t look out of place in FRUiTS magazine.

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