Southeast of the Municipal Market, a cluster of Chinese and Indian merchant shops can be found around Mark Street and Cumming Street. Crammed with an unbelievable array of homewares and astoundingly colourful clothing, these are great places to poke around in. At the eastern end of Mark Street, Toorak Road leads inland to the blossoming residential area of Toorak, home to the city mosque, while Waimanau Road – with the raucous bars of the Kings Hotel on its corner – heads north into the hills towards the Colonial War Memorial Hospital and beyond to grand Borron House, a government residence and ballroom used for ceremonial events.

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