Good Reads

Is the High-Speed Link Worth It?

Unless you have been hiding under a rock recently, you must have heard of the new high-speed train link from mainland China to Hong Kong. But does the service deliver

Happiness is Homemade

Home is where the heart is they say, so read on for useful ways on how to add a dose of love and soul into your space and never be

Western Women Asian Men

Oh how times have changed among the cross-cultural dating and marriage scene! Tracy delves into some of the different points from women and men’s perspectives on eastern-western relationships. Decades ago,

Underneath The Urban: Exploring Dongguan’s Ancient Villages

Have you ever wondered about Dongguan’s ancient communities? What lies beneath the recent industrial development? Between the blanket of interspersed commercial spaces, you can find subtle traces of historical homes.

Chinese Parenting Styles

When it comes to parenting in china, the idea of absolute control springs to mind. While different parents have their own beliefs, in general, Chinese parenting is very different from

Going Green: What you need to know

How well do you know your environmental health? We all live on the third rock from the sun and everyone has their own stuff going on in the big rat

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