On the other side, it is more Lebanese and Middle Eastern. Later, I will return to sample one. Dr Chant said there were 14,382 tests in the past 24 hours and health authorities need to see high levels continue. Her broader research interests include Identity, the intersection between race and space, migration, Muslims and South Asian Diaspora. Are there any childcare places available in Lakemba?

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Two men wearing long white robes and kufi (skull caps) enter a nearby shop.

Despite increased diversity of ethnic backgrounds and languages, even amongst Muslims, Rahma as an example is of Indonesian heritage, shows the diversity present amongst the Muslims in Lakemba and it is not just a place with “people from the Middle East”, this negative construction continues to be salient. A waiting customer tells me that as long as I make the bakery famous, the proprietor won’t mind me taking photos.

Others go about their business taking little notice of me and my camera. St Andrew’s Church on the corner of Quigg and Lakemba Street is a brick building built in 1923. They drink a milky tea from a glass. Initially wary, she relaxes after some small talk and lets me look around.

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Personally, I'd look at Auburn before Lakemba. We are in late 40s and no kids. I was pleased that I managed to get into the mosque. It was good preparation for Iran…where I am now and feeling quite comfortable. Two women cross the road side by side pushing identical empty grey strollers. It's not the crime, it's not the mosque, it's not the traffic.

Dr Chant said the aim is to get to a point where there is no community transmission of the virus before Christmas and end of year celebrations.

Some gardens are neat and tidy with recently cut lawn while other yards are filled with junk. Being Arabic and likely from Iraq, she asks me “Can you wear colour in Iran?”.

I know I have used that at certain points but I just need to explain it," Dr Chant said.

She smiles and says “no problem” at my explanation for being there, takes off her boots and enters the women’s area.

By contrast, she felt such difference of dressing was allowed in Lakemba, where women wore the hijab and men were also able to wear salwar.

Additionally, it is also important to look at enclaves with a new lens as it is not always the case that residents move to an enclave to be with people from their own background and do not want to integrate.

Really enjoyed this, thanks for capturing the Lakemba that I see, as well.

Kushboo Sweets and Restaurant specialises in Bangladeshi cuisine. I think people are racist against muslins therefore that is why everyone is scared of the suburb and the suburb has a bad name. Peter Spann's book has an observation about people being attracted to suburbs because it has people 'just like us'.

I have a kelpie cross cattle dog that I walk at night all around the area and I have never felt threatened. Three young women walk in chatting in Australian English. Though Hiroko was fortunate that the abuse did not escalate beyond verbal abuse, however her fear for her daughter is not unfounded.

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I am keen to taste this traditional Palestinian dessert.

Ryan (2015:139) noted that residents of Camden in letters to their council, interviews and local newspapers, ‘wrote and spoke of fears that Camden would deteriorate into a ‘little Lakemba’. In analysing these media reports, Dunn and his colleagues found that the racialized media reporting of Lakemba has led to it being seen “as a place of Muslims and people from the Middle East and a place of violence and crime” (2007: 576). He explains where to go telling me “Don’t tell anyone I told you”.
The Lebanese presence didn't worry me at all and I didn't feel unsafe ..... and an area i wouldnt like to live in, because of the demographic living in that area and a few religious places of worship, i used to work with a character who lived in lakemba he would pronounce the suburb as "lake amber" he hated living there, i think i would aswell... but as said before its well priced for its location. Apparently, women who dress according to their Islamic culture and religion feel safe in Lakemba as they don’t stand out. This is the excuse I need to visit the Knafeh Bearded Bakers who I follow on Instagram. Lakemba is a very Lebanese area.


People, everyone, wearing a different wear (than) in the city, because I’m living in the city, Surry Hills. Lakemba is a real mix of cultures. I found a 2-bedroom condo for about $750 a week, but would go up to about $1,000 if it was a nicer neighbourhood. As the scene becomes more familiar, I relax.

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I feel underqualified to advise you on whether or not to live in Lakemba, but I can say I felt quite safe and welcome on my day walking through the suburb.

Really enjoyed reading this Jo, all the best with your next adventure! Unusually shaped aluminium pots rest on a gas burner in a restaurant advertising Bangladeshi Street Food.

I am way out of my comfort zone.

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Lots of middle eastern men who love to openly stare at Western women. The inventory at the honey and healing oils shop looks wonderful. Neighbouring Campsie is a similar area - pretty dim with lots of flats. It's not like your flat is going to have holes in the walls from tennants. A quick internet search has conflicting advice. When asked to elaborate what she meant by safe and deal with walking down the street, she remarked, ‘A lot of women who had hijab felt very threatened to walk down the street because they were being abused…And a lot of Muslim women have had to take off their hijab because they don’t want to be identified visibly as Muslims.’ Rahma was sharing the experiences of her Muslim friends living in other suburbs of Sydney and their experience of wearing the hijab and abuse.

I went twice this year. Lakemba is safe, although I think many western women would find Haldon Street(main shopping strip) on any given day pretty off putting. Although occassionally some incidents do make the news, it is no more dangerous than most areas of Sydney. Diagonal stripes divide the purple carpet into rows.

We are Hindus from Fiji and India, but quite used to Muslim culture and people all around us. This article had accompanying photos of alleged suspected Muslim male terrorists creating fear and moral panic, of Lakemba being a fearful place where terrorists lurk. ta.queueForLoad : function(f, g){document.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', f);})(function(){ta.trackEventOnPage('postLinkInline', 'impression', 'postLinks-30955407', '');}, 'log_autolink_impression');Hawkesbury River had a few good options. But this is just me.

In terms of price, location, and amenities it’s excellent.

Behind the counter in another Islamic bookshop an electronic board indicates the time for the five daily Islamic Prayer times. Copyright 2020 StreetAdvisor PL. I had a lovely day there and hope to be back during Eid when the streets are teeming with great food and welcoming people. Do they stay or do they leave the suburb as soon as they can? I'd also look at Auburn before Lakemba (my personal bias)...Auburn seems to be improving rapidly and is close to Parrramatta and not too far from the city. In both Surry Hills and later North Sydney, Hiroko had experienced being different, in terms of dressing and her particular experience in North Sydney reveals where her dressing as a visible Muslim lady wearing the hijab was not acceptable and hence was verbally abused.

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Then I taste the tiniest drop of ginger oil.

‘I feel very safe because I didn’t have to deal with, how am I going to walk down the street?’ were the words by Rahma when asked about how she felt living in Lakemba. A woman wearing flowing shades of purple walks towards me. An enjoyable insight into another part of Sydney. The 'ethnic' reputation of the suburb might not be a hindrance to capital growth if the 'tap' of migration continues and the proportion of Muslims grows as a percentage of the population (which is likely). One of the most damaging articles to date on Lakemba was written with the headlines “Inside Sydney’s Muslim Land” where the print edition had an accompanying sub headline “Growing Terrorist threat on the doorstep”, calling it a “monocultural hot bed of radical Islam”.

Thank you EJ for your comments. Members who are extremely knowledgeable about this destination and answer travellers’ questions frequently.