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Hongbao Etiquette 101

By the time January arrives, homes and businesses are imbued with red and gold, which in Chinese culture means “auspicious.” Everyone knows that means that Chinese New Year (CNY) is

Auspicious Dishes of Chinese New year’s Eve

Since the Chinese believe that what you eat in the New Year will improve your good fortune for the year ahead, custom calls for auspicious foods to be served, especially

Spring Clean And Get Symbolic This Spring Festival

It’s traditional to spend time preparing for spring festival ahead of the holiday. join the hype by giving your home a good clean, picking out auspicious decorations to display and

Last But Not Least: The Year of the Pig

By Jodie Renée Frain, Charlene Fu, Seetala Jamrerkjang, Fazlin Mance, Michael Sanderson The Chinese zodiac calendar uses an intricate structure of counting days, months & years called the stem-branch system,

A Fresh Concept: the New Age Era for Salads

A decade ago, a hearty salad was an unfamiliar concept, and Dongguan was yet to introduce the foundations for greatness in the form of a cool, crisp bed of leaves

Wild at Heart: Creatures of Dongguan in Their Habitats

How much do you know about the wildlife in Dongguan? There is a lot to see, you just have to explore to find it. Binoculars, comfortable shoes, location and patience

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

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.

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

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