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Where’s The Beef: Eight DG Steaks You Should Try

DG carnivores sink their teeth into eight select locations to find the perfect steak.Beef is not the go-to meat in China and is the least consumed out of the three

Exploring 33 Town, Dongguan’s Newest Creative Hotspot

Across from the ever-popular Dynacity and hidden behind bustling Dongcheng Road is the newest contender for social hotspots in Dongguan, 33 Town. This creative park was converted from old factory

School’s Back in Session: Who Hits the Books the Hardest?

If you have ever been a student, then you have definitely complained about how much work is assigned and how unbearably tiring school is. Personally, I have studied in both

The Magical Mystery Tour: Exploring the Five Arts of Chinese Metaphysics

There’s more to Dongguan than first meets the eye. Underneath the shiny surface, layers upon layers of ancient traditions are still, surprisingly, alive and well in this city. It’s not

You’re Not Crazy: Mental Health in China

Nobody talks about mental health and despite the social stigma, it’s a commonality between us all. Psychological health knows no discrimination. We all know someone who is facing some kind

Life’s A Beach!

Summer is here and that means three things: sun tanning, sea waves, and sandcastles! Whether you like soft sandy beaches, adrenaline-inducing watersports, or beach hiking trails, there is a piece

Made in Dongguan: From Factory of the World to Hi-Tech Innovator

In 1995, Nokia, the once global mobile phone giant, got its foot in the door of China by setting up a joint venture in Nancheng, Dongguan, to build a Nokia

Laughter is the best medicine

The rise of April Fool’s Day It’s no joke that the annual western celebration, known as April fool’s day, has gained popularity over the years, having diversified across cultures, the

Dongguan Expats: Then VS Now

For most expats, it may be difficult to imagine Dongguan 20 years ago. We delve into a time before the convenience of modern transport options and the luxury of western

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