Market City is an Asian-style shopping centre that is located near Chinatown, in the western end of Sydney's central business district. Nearby Central train and bus stations makes it conveniently located for out-of-the-area visitors, and it can also be accessed from Darling Harbour and Ultimo areas.
Part of it is a modern shopping centre here which focuses on affordable fashions and accessories; however it is limited in the larger Australian sizes. If you have a petite build and adore quirky and cute Asian-style fashions, this is the shopping
centre of your dreams.
Underneath Market City is the very popular Paddy's Markets
, which is a major tourist attraction for both locals and foreign visitors. On entering the darkness of the basement you will be confronted with neon flashing lights from cheap gimmicky toys, garments made from Australian wool and leather, and masseuses keen to give you a one-minute sample of their service.
You can amuse yourself with a range of sticky nuts and candies, or even complete your fresh food shopping at the large fruit and vegetable market. Here the products are fresh, the competition is high, and the prices are rock-bottom low.
Market City also offers a cinema complex, as well as many affordable food options. The nearby Central train station and bus stations make it easy to get to for out-of-the-area visitors. Address: 9-13 Hay Street, Haymarket, NSW, 2000.