China’s High Speed Rail System mapped out like a subway map!

For those who have are not familiar with China's geography, someone has actually mapped out the current high-speed rail system within China like a subway map. Yes a 'subway' map for the whole country. It is actually amazing to see the development of high-speed rail network within the country. As a safe and reliable form [...]

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An IRROP in Guangzhou, a story about the 97 percent, and a Good Ending

It was quite a hectic past 2 weeks, and it started on Tuesday 2 weeks ago with my flight from Vancouver to Guangzhou on China Southern's 787. They might not be the best airline but it works perfectly for me since I get a Business Class seat that was full lie-flat, some nice Chinese cuisine [...]

Ancestral Visit to Fujian: Lounge at Xiamen and Dragonair Flight to HKG

Ancestral Visit to Fujian: Lounge at Xiamen and Dragonair Flight to HKG

Since our flight to Hong Kong did not leave until the afternoon, we managed to have a nice breakfast and visit another tourist attraction in Xiamen which is the Nanputuo Temple 南普陀寺 or the South Putuo Temple located in the southwestern part of the city just beside the Xiamen University. Xiamen University is famous by [...]

Ancestral Visit to Fujian: A Grand Welcome at Westin Xiamen

Ancestral Visit to Fujian: A Grand Welcome at Westin Xiamen

Since we were on a business trip in Quanzhou, we returned to Xiamen early and decided to spend the weekend exploring the city before our return flight to Singapore. This meant a last minute booking of a hotel. Fortunately rates were still relatively affordable and I decided to try out the Westin Xiamen which is [...]