If you have been a long time reader of mine and been religiously following my articles around the blogosphere, you’ll notice that I treat China like my third home. First home shall always be where I can from – Singapore. Second home is where I am residing now – Malaysia. Read on and I’ll tell you why China fascinate me so much.
Many have the wrong perception of the Chinese folks in China due to news reporting some Chinese kid vandalizing historical monument or the loud brash ways that the Chinese scream at each other when they are actually talking or Chinese defecating on the streets in broad daylight. It’s all true but those people are not even representing 1% of the whole China population! They are actually really nice and helpful. Slow to warm but full of culture, these folks really deserve you to take notice of them because you can learn so much from their cultures.
Talking about cultures. Their history goes way back to centuries. As much as you love your kings, queens, princes and princesses, the China has a colorful history of Emperors and his accompanied royalties including eunuchs and concubines. Think China, you’ll think of Great Wall of China but the country is way more than that. There are the Terracottas in Xi’an, the Forbidden City in Beijing, the 3 Confucius Sites in Nanjing, Mogao caves in Gansu and I can go on and on and on..
Places of Interest
Even you are not interested in history and prefer something newer, there are plenty to feast your eyes upon. From Shanghai’s The Bund, Hangzhou’s Westlake, Suzhou’s Gardens, Harbin’s Ice Sculptures, Chengdu’s Panda Camp and much more!
One of my favorite topics is food. I come from a multiracial country where food is experimented with different kinds of spices to excite your tongue, bursting with different flavors. So trust me when I say China has really good food. I’m in love with their hotpot in the winter, Sichuan Sour Hot Noodles in the spring, Xiao Long Bao (Soup Dumpling) in the summer and Xiao Long Xia (Small Crayfish) in the autumn. Each province has their specialty, if you are there, be sure to ask a local on their specialty or ask us!
Only in the bigger Tier 1 cities like Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou, they don’t lose to their Asian counterparts when it comes to their clubbing scene. You may think that the Chinese are a shy conservative bunch, wait til you immerse in their nightlife! From hot popular clubs like Vics in Beijing to members only exclusives cigar bars, to gay-friendly bars like Heaven in Shanghai, you will have your choice to pick and rotate every single night.
So tell me with such fascinating booming country with so much to offer, why not scoot off to China for a week?
Kally is a former Sales and Customer Service manager turned Writer and Founder of MiddleMe.net. She came from Singapore; lived in Shanghai and now calls Kuala Lumpur her home. After hanging up her corporate briefcase, she now pursue her passions – Writing, Traveling and of course, hunting for good food
Connect with me @ Kally@ladyredot.com