Good Reads

Guan Incense: a DG specialty

A product worth three times more than gold, Guan incense is a fine local specialty that faded over time. Find out the history and where to go for a ceremonial

The rise in Dongguan’s local dessert trend

It seems there are some clear differences between Chinese and western desserts and dessert lovers; for a start, we all know that local desserts are much less sweet than the

The Hot Water Obsession

Wondering why you’ve been struggling to get an iced water lately? If you haven’t noticed the Chinese’s craze of enjoying a glass of steaming hot water yet, please pay attention.

Facing The Music: Five Expat Bands Under The Spotlight

The sounds of Dongguan are live & alive and diverse with chorus & verse. But the question behind the encore is how did they get here? We discover the reality

Chinese People’s English Names

Random? Peculiar? Awkward? Perhaps adjectives you would use to describe the English names your Chinese colleagues chose for themselves. Find out how these names come about. How many times have

Leaving Behind Rainbow Valley: Dongguan’s First Everest Survivor

A grueling journey not for the fainthearted, reaching the peak of Mount Everest certainly proves testing for those who attempt it. Dongguan’s first survivor reveals all. The rainbow valley lay

Free-style Travel

Statistics show how things have changed with tourism in China. With the younger generation supporting free-style travel, there is a new thirst for engaging with real culture. One of the

A Beginner’s Guide to Meituan: Exploring the Posibilities

If you’re Chinese, there’s a good chance that you also have the famous Chinese app known as “Meituan” installed on your phone and you probably use it fairly regularly to

Body Repatriation

What happens when a foreigner dies here in China? It’s certainly something that we never really talk about, however it’s also interesting to know. Recently, a friend asked me a

Atypical at Heart: Uniquely Crafting Dongguan

Why atypical? Well, there aren’t many of them. Artisans that is, crafting their way through our community with their artistic and ingenious minds and hearts. There are very few expats