Dongguan Island Hopping

Exploring Our Pearl River Delta Dongguan is not often listed among Frommer’s top tourism destinations, but with fabulous natural scenery or historic environments, there are some tranquil parts hiding from

A Dissident Mirage

Graffiti Isn’t What it Used to Be In a discussion that concerns the modern history of graffiti, it is unnecessary to mention the complete account of the public message’s ancient

What’s the Deal with an IV a Day?

Walk into a Chinese hospital or clinic’s IV zone and a forest of bottles and tubes will meet you, hooked up at every corner of the room pouring fluids into

DG Ink: Time of the Tattoo

  Tattoo artists are following the trends of a blossoming Chinese Counter Culture, and their human canvases have never been so plentiful. Covering The renaissance of ink, HERE! Dongguan talks

What’s the Deal with Food Safety Grades?

Whether you have noticed or not, restaurant patrons are increasingly being greeted by colorful faces. Signs indicating food safety and safety levels are marked with three different expressions. It is

Ink Stories

Who: Daniel Spencer, Chile, 80s generation Where: Wrist Why: Sometimes no matter how up you are, you can always be alone in your soul. I guess many of us pass

Factory Phoenix

Rebirth of Dongguan’s Old Buildings to Creative Nests Over the past decade, as China’s urban revitalization rocketed alongside its economy, aged, vacant factories have been getting refurbished and converted into

What’s the Deal with Dongguan Dialect

The Dongguan dialect, articulated from the lower part of throat with a strong bouncy cadence, is intelligible to Cantonese speakers who use higher pitches, but easily differentiated. The two share