The Muslim Quarter of Xi’an

Owing to its history as the starting point of the ancient Silk Road, traders and students from the Arabic countries arrived in Xi’an 1,000 years ago. Locally known as the Hui ethnic people, they settled down on the present Moslem Street aka Huimin Street (回民街) or Muslim Quarter – now a must-visit of Xi’an […]

By |January 15th, 2015|Asia, China, Xian|0 Comments

Holiday to Xi’an with Tigerair

Recently launched on 15 May, Tigerair is the only direct flight from Singapore to Xi’an, home to the terracotta warrior army, the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’. With a rich historical heritage, Xi’an is an important cultural, industrial and educational hub in the central-northwestern part of China.

Operating 3 times weekly, the 5.5 hour Tigerair […]

By |September 11th, 2014|China, Xian|0 Comments

Come Face to Face with the Terracotta Army!

As the popular saying goes, “Go to Shanghai if you want to appreciate the history of China in the past 100 years; to see China of 1000 years ago, head to Beijing; for 5000 years of history, make a trip to Xi’an, the cradle of Chinese civilization.”

Now the capital of Shaanxi province, Xi’an was […]

By |September 1st, 2014|China, Xian|0 Comments

Enjoy Ningbo! (part 4)

Continued from Ningbo part 1, Ningbo part 2 & Ningbo part 3

Scenic Spot of the Statue of Buddha Maitreya (雪窦山资圣禅寺弥勒大佛景区导览图)

Don’t miss this scenic spot in Xuedou Mountain when you are in Ningbo. From afar before entering the temple complex, you will see the 56.74 metres high giant statue of Buddha Maitreya. Constructed with 1200 […]

By |April 10th, 2014|China, Ningbo|1 Comment

Enjoy Ningbo! (part 3)

Continued from Ningbo part 1 and Ningbo part 2

China has a very rich food culture, with different regions offering a myriad of tastes and flavours based on the local agricultural products. So to speak, the development of Chinese civilization evolved around food! A total of eight cuisines are the representatives of distinctive culinary styles in […]

By |April 7th, 2014|China, Ningbo|0 Comments

Enjoy Ningbo! (part 2)

Continuing from Enjoy Ningbo (part 1), which covers places of interest including Tiantong Temple, Southern Song Dynasty Stone Sculpture Park and Qiantong Ancient Town, here is another list of attractions to visit in Ningbo.
What to see in Ningbo (part 2)
Liang-Zhu Cultural Park (梁祝爱情文化园)

Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai or Liang-Zhu in short, is the Chinese […]

By |April 1st, 2014|China, Ningbo|1 Comment

Enjoy Ningbo! (part 1)

Thinking of your next holiday destination? How about somewhere with rich cultural heritage, scenic landscapes and mouth-watering cuisine? Easy access to major cities including Shanghai, Nanjing, Wenzhou, Suzhou and Hangzhou via high-speed rail?

You can consider Ningbo (宁波), a picturesque coastal city south of Hangzhou Bay in Zhejiang province, a vital port city of East […]

By |March 29th, 2014|China, Ningbo|0 Comments

Enjoy Shanghai

For many business and leisure travellers, Hilton is a hotel of choice. The brand is synonymous with modern luxury and impeccable service. Last October, I experienced a wonderful stay at Hilton Sydney hotel. As a frequent traveller, it gives a peace of mind to check in at a familiar property for expected comfort and quality.

We […]

By |March 20th, 2014|China, Shanghai|6 Comments

The Great Wall of China

As the Chinese saying goes, ‘He who does not reach the Great Wall is not a real hero.’ 不到长城非好汉

The Great Wall meanders through endless mountains and deserts, spanning across thousands of miles like the mystifying dragon. One of the architectural wonders of the world, sections of the fortifications were built as early as the […]

By |February 20th, 2013|Beijing, China|5 Comments

My Bro’s wedding @ China

On the actual day of my brother’s wedding, we had to wake up as early as 4 am to get prepared for the ancestral prayer ceremony at my sis-in-law’s family home. There was a puppet show with singing, music and fire crackers.

Chinese puppet show.

Our simple breakfast – sweet porridge with red dates and you […]

By |September 26th, 2011|China, Fujian, Putian|7 Comments