This essay focuses on the fieldwork conducted in Cabramatta in Sydney, Australia. This place is chosen for investigation based on Indo-Chinese community service because it is one of the significant places in Australia for migrants. The demography of the place depicts the diverse culture and linguistic presence in this area. The arguments will be given both in favor and against the ethnic residential concentration. Photographs of places incorporated in the essay shall signify the importance of these places in Cabramatta. The conclusion will clearly bring forth the benefits to the huge number of immigrants in Cabramatta as well as the problems.
Cabramatta is a place, which is primarily inhabited by immigrants from South Asian countries. The ethnic residential concentration has certain pros and cons. Public, politicians and academicians have critically reviewed the infiltration of people due to various reasons in Cabramatta. In the process of time, Cabramatta became the centre place for Vietnamese. This concentration of immigrants had led to many internal problems and hampering the social structure (Dunn 1993).The place has been commercialized to attract tourists to see diversified culture in one place. It has gradually become a place for various activities.
It will be discussed along with photographs of fieldwork the importance of various places in Cabramatta emphasizing ethnic residential concentration and their impact on society. The explanation will enable in giving a better understanding of globalization, history of migration and various other factors.
Core Community Service
The mission of core community service is to provide essential services to aged, differently able people and people going through financial crunch. Their motto is to go beyond helping people coming from varied cultural and linguistic backdrop and deliver service to local people irrespective of their origin. The service rendered to all devoid of any discrimination (Cabracc.org.au, 2017). Figure 1 shows the different services provided by the Core Community Services. The Indo-Chinese community services provided to the aged people is extremely helpful and economically feasible. The service is provided with the mission to take care of elderly residents. The staffs are of Indo-Chinese origin to make it easy for them to communicate and understand the needs of elderly people (Indochineseagedcare.org.au, 2017). It makes the work easier and the service provided is more effective. It is the regional centre for the people from South Asia.
BELVEDERE Arcade and FAIRFIELD City
Australia has undergone economic changes due to the impact of globalization and mixed population that has always been a salient feature of the country. The economy has become more open. Places like Cabramatta have become dynamic centers to carry on business activities due to its mixed population. Various kinds of trades are carried on here and these places are becoming main business centers after the big cities. The economic structure is continuously being changed (Stimson 2011). Australian government has promoted multiculturalism, as it would benefit natives the most. It supported unity in diversity by allowing everyone to retain their culture and giving equal chances to all (Clyne and Jupp 2013). Due to the cultural diversity of the place, it can attract many tourists across the globe by promoting the diverse ethnicity of the place.
Figure 2 shows the two significant places of Cabramatta that is both strategic and effective in terms of economic growth as well as multiculturalism. The multiculturalism of Australia has promoted varied cuisine in the country. This is especially true in case of a place like Cabramatta, which is inhabited by migrants. This area has multiple food joints offering various kind of cuisine to meet the demands of the culturally diversified people staying here. It offers Asian food as the migrants are mostly from Asia. The excellent cuisine of this place makes it a favorite destination to the food lovers across the world. This automatically helps in economic development of the country by promoting trade and tourism of such places.
Fairfield city on the other hand is a place to be discovered for its unique nature. It is a very vibrant place, full of restaurants and shopping malls. Both the places mostly offer authentic Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Korea and Cambodian cuisine. They also celebrate the food festival during October. This makes the place very interesting for the inhabitants (Fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au, 2017). Figure 3 gives a picture of Fairfield city, which are a fun activity centre and a place to come across people from different cultural background.
New World Centre
The new world centre in Cabramatta is a place that also promotes diverse culture. It stands against the notion that an understanding and collaboration among the ethnic groups is considered impossible and hence ethnic conflict cannot be avoided. It is feared that such cultural diversity will only lead to chaos (Dunn 1998). It cannot be denied that there are some positive aspects of ethnic concentration as well. It has made Cabramatta a multicultural activity hub. It has become a place of mixed culture and language. It also has various restaurants and shops of different ethnicity. This makes such places very interesting for the tourists and helps the ethnic groups to maintain their originality. Cabramatta is a place where multiculturalism is promoted. It can be a part of government policy also to incorporate people from different ethnic origins, coming from various communities to stay in a particular place by forming a society (Hugo 1995).
Therefore, this fieldwork has shown that Cabramatta is a place of diversified ethnicity. This enables individual to be culturally enriched and promotes a harmonious existence among people from different background. The significance of this ethnic residential concentration has opened spaces for many government and non-government organizations to provide service to the Indo-Chinese community. Cabramatta is of historical as well as cultural significance for its unique diversity and authentic delicacies. It has promoted trade in many sectors and changed the economic structure. The cultural impact has a great influence on the society. Despite the negative aspects, the place has shown unity and integrity.
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