11.11 Single’s Day: A Special Treatment for Singles in China

What comes to your mind when you see the number 11.11? The answer can be anything, but you should at least probably know about Single’s Day in China. History and Tradition China’s Single’s Day (双十一节 or 单身节) is an annual non-official holiday celebrated on November 11 (11月11日). Because the date 11/11 resembles solitary stick figures, … More 11.11 Single’s Day: A Special Treatment for Singles in China

Halloween Celebration at Happy Valley Shenzhen

Halloween, which always falls on October 31st, is now celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a Western holiday with a long history. Originally celebrated by the Celts to commemorate death, nowadays, Halloween is basically a holiday that attracts attention and entertainment seekers. Many bars, malls, and restaurants will use Halloween as a … More Halloween Celebration at Happy Valley Shenzhen

Restaurant Review (Bar Edition): Bionic Brew

Still feeling the heat? Summers are long in Shenzhen. Nevertheless, you have made it this far and the chances are you have something to celebrate—maybe it is finishing up the final week of a thankless internship, a reunion with friends, making it through the National Judicial Examination, or finally settling into your new home here … More Restaurant Review (Bar Edition): Bionic Brew

First Look: Shenzhen-Hong Kong High-Speed Rail Opens

The Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High-Speed Railway, also known as the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link, is a new high-speed railway which links Guangzhou, Dongguan, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. The High-Speed Railway was formally put into use at 6:44 on September 23rd. The MTR Corporation held a naming contest and the name “Vibrant Express” won out among … More First Look: Shenzhen-Hong Kong High-Speed Rail Opens

Restaurant Review: Dian Dou De 点都得

点都德 (Dian Dou De) is one of Guangdong’s most famous restaurants and has several branches in Shenzhen. Specializing in traditional yum cha (or dim sum) delicacies, the restaurants motto translates to “preserving the old Guangzhou yum cha culture”.  点都德 serves mouth-watering small dishes in an atmosphere that transports you back to ancient Canton. It is … More Restaurant Review: Dian Dou De 点都得

Nanyan On The Road: China’s Yunnan Province

From the bright lights of Shenzhen to the tranquility and rich heritage offered by Yunnan, it is no wonder it is on the World Heritage List. It is always a pity that the camera is unable to capture what the naked eye is able to see. Pictures do this region no justice; the word breathtaking is not adequate to describe the province of Yunnan. An attempt has been made to guide an adventurous traveler to some of the amazing spots in Yunnan…and so let the trip begin. … More Nanyan On The Road: China’s Yunnan Province

Dialogue in the Dark: An Untold Perspective

In February, I went to “Dialogue in the Dark” in Shenzhen with my friends. One of my friends told us about the social entrepreneur, Andreas Heinecke, the founder of “Dialogue in the Dark”. Originally he worked at a radio station in his hometown Baden-Baden, Germany. One day he was asked to develop a work training for a young journalist who had lost his eyesight in a car accident. This working opportunity made Andreas and the young journalist good friends. … More Dialogue in the Dark: An Untold Perspective