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