City Facts

Stealing Veggies For Luck

On the 14th day of the Lunar Calendar, some Hakka people will notoriously steal veggies from others’ fields, as it represents good fortune. Nowadays, this custom is inevitably fading due

Dongguan Airline Code

It is well-known that Dongguan currently has no airport, so why is there a “Dongguan Airline Code?” Sea’s Young in cooperation with Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon has released a

Sporting A World Record

Chen Jingkai, a Chinese weightlifter from Shilong, Dongguan, lifted 133 kg in the men’s 56 kg category at the Sino-Soviet friendship match in Shanghai on June 7, 1956—making him the

The Hengkeng Village Tiger

In 1693, a wandering tiger left villagers in Liaobu Town distressed. While most avoided the tiger, one man stood out and tried to persuade the tiger to leave. A stone

Naming Keyuan garden

The eminent Dongguan landmark Keyuan [可园] was almost named “Yiyuan” [意园] a long time ago, because “Yi” [意] in Mandarin means “manyi” [满意] or “he xinyi” [合心意], which are similar

Dongguan Yulan Theater

Perhaps you have been to Dongguan’s Yulan Theater to watch a performance. However, did you know since it was founded in 2005, it has been awarded the titles, “The First-Class

Bridge to New Life

Gaobu Bridge was built through fundraising and includes a cross-bridge fee for paying back the funds, which set a precedent in Chinese history. Back then, it was very difficult for

How Very Convenient

During our daily lives, we see convenience stores at almost every corner we pass by. However, do you know how many of them there actually are in Dongguan? According to

Bai Sui Pai

“Bai Sui Pai” literally means “one-hundred-year-old plate,” which is actually not a “plate” but a set of handmade items that grandmothers usually give as gifts to grandchildren, when they reach

Sun Yat-sen’s Home in DG

Sun Yat-sen’s ancestors lived in Dongguan centuries ago—their genealogy helps to give Dongguan even more meaning. Sun’s early ancestors all lived in Shangsha village, Chang’an, Dongguan. They referred to Shangsha