Hush now, darling: Silent alco bar

Welcome to Dongguan. I’ll tell you a secret. And you’ll have to promise not to tell anyone else. Can I count on you? If not, then don’t read any further.

Lamb unrivalled: yi li zhi chun

Constantly getting caught up in the daily hustle and bustle of the city at large, one tends to forget the simple joys that this city and greater country can provide.

Taste of Leafy Heaven: Green Salad (Dongcheng)

Tucked away in a friendly Dongcheng corner, not far from all your favorite clothing shops, bars, Japanese, Korean and Western restaurants and a stone’s throw from Yong Hua Ting, rests

Something’s abrew: Mo Brew Bar (previously Suds)

It’s big, it’s awesome and literally has got everything and anything you could want, from a pool table to a live music stage and, lest we forget, its very own

Eat in Dongland: Z Club Thai Restaurant

Let me be very clear from the inception of this review: if you love Thai food, then there really is only one proper option in Dongguan these days. Now, I

Apps are ruining our world

Watch as the art of direction, conversation and physique all dry up. Dangerously, we want everything faster and easier. The future looks beautiful in its amazing achievements, but will it

Bass, Beats, Melody: Gangster Bar

Imagine a club-slash-bar-slash-underground haven. Then, picture being there. Then, imagine it’s here, it’s now and it’s in Batou at your friendly neighbourhood: Loft 8. And a river runs through it.

Raise Your Glass: Cheer Bar

The wow factor is definitely there as you walk in—lights, beers, friendly staff, immediate service, a red pool table, big screen, proper tables and to top it all off, a

Batou Goes global: Enjoy Bar, Xiaba Fang (Batou)

Batou, or Xiaba Fang, has got to be the most fun, versatile and mysterious playground in Dongguan, for no matter where one goes here, one stands in awe of the

A unique drink: B Quarter (Nancheng)

An old factory in Nancheng has been converted into a new lifestyle mall, complete with coffee and flower shops, clothing stores from up-and-coming local labels and all surrounded by great