Good Reads

Where Snooker Rules: Playing A Gentleman’s Sport

The cold stare emanating from Fan Zhengyi, and the poise that it represents, is beyond his years. It is a product of Li Jianbin’s Snooker school and it’s part of

What’s the Deal with Chinese Leap Month

Ever wondered why certain Chinese traditional holidays such as Spring Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, and the Mid-Autumn Day, fall on a different date every year? While you may think this

A Portrait of The Artist As A Businessman: Dongguan’s Booming Blend of Talent and Enterprise

Dongguan is a city that is known more for business than art. However, in recent years some artists have been able to successfully combine the two. HERE! spoke with some

Know Better, Sing Better: Dongguan KTV Review

Karaoke certainly plays a crucial part in the leisure and social life of the Chinese, although it might not be the first choice in entertainment for many foreigners, especially singing

Our Family Traditions: A Multinational Journey on Christmas Eve

Every year more people from all over the world come to live in Dongguan and with them they bring their own unique culture and fascinating traditions. For many, Christmas is

What’s the Deal with Infinite Numerals?

Walking the streets of Dongguan, cell phone numbers can be seen pasted or painted everywhere—the ground, a bus stop, a pole, a wall, a public toilet, a tree, a statue

What’s the Deal with Fake Liquor?

Knockoffs, or shanzhai products, exist at almost every level in China, leading to a lack of surprise to hear that RMB 1,000 bottle of Hennessy VSOP sold at night clubs

The HERE! 100: Dongguan’s Most Essential Facts & Hearsay

Gabriel Barbee, Nancy Bee, Ziv Glikman, Nick Jacobs, Sooryakala Jeyasooria, Tracy Lu, Edward O’Neill, Hina Patel, Robin Pier & Stephen O. Roberts review the superlatives that make our adopted home

What’s the Deal with Muslim Noodle Shops?

Their green signs scripted with Arabic lettering, and pictures of open pasture, cows and sheep, comfort many Chinese-illiterate foreigners with consistency and suitable nourishment. The similar interior and menus of

Before You Hike in Dongguan

DIY Trail Gear There is no reason to overspend while preparing for your trip. If you can’t handle being in public without Gucci, the great outdoors is likely not for