Wanda Vista debuts in Dongguan

Grand opening signals cheap packages in the latest hotel to join the mighty Wanda portfolio. Read more >>

Hotel promotion: Wanda Realm Guangzhou Zengcheng

High teas and meeting packages on offer this month. Read more >>

Spa: Chuan Spa

The Chinese idiom chuan liu bu xi (川流不息) is used to describe the continuous flow of water. Taking this concept to heart, Langham Place’s spa adopted chuan as its name as a way of symbolizing the hotel’s commitment to bringing energy and vitality back to weary bones. Read more >>

Westlife’s Shane Filan steps into the solo spotlight

Irish boy band Westlife’s 14-year run is impressive: over 45 million records sold and 14 number-one UK singles – the third most in history behind Elvis and the Beatles. We caught up with one of their main vocalists, Shane Filan, who will reintroduce himself to his many Mainland fans with an upcoming tour. Read more >>

The China Swing: Shenzhen Open kicks off three weeks of tennis around the nation

The new men’s event will run from September 22-28 and has attracted the likes of David Ferrer, Richard Gasquet and Tommy Robredo. Read more >>

Ask the doc: Fun in the sun pros and cons

Why your skin needs some rays.

An odyssey: Paper Cinema’s journey from 10-minute shorts to 70-minute epics

Cereal boxes, Indian ink, wooden drink stirrers and chocolate wrappers – these are just a few of the unusual resources Paper Cinema draws upon to create its shows. Read more >>

Silk Road Hitchhikers: Sharing a yoghurt with Granddad beside China’s largest lake

Galen and I stood on the edge of the tiny town of Huangyuan, thumbs in the air. A squat and dusty place, it is an hour outside of Xining, Qinghai province’s capital. We were about 30 percent of the way through our trip to hitchhike the Silk Road, and that day we were trying to make it to Qinghai Lake, China's largest, where we wanted to camp out. Read more >>

Home cooking: Lemon meringue tarts

If any dessert could be described as blowsy, it’s the lemon meringue tart. It’s the overblown dolly of desserts, the bouffant, billowy peaks of white above a core sourness, yet irresistible enough to put young Jolene right off her game. Read more >>

Town Crier: NFL Home Field kicks off Sunday, September 14

After a successful debut, NFL China brings back NFL HOME FIELD to Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou. The festivities kick off this Sunday at No 10 Sports Park. Read more >>

Cool shop: 1200bookshop.cafe

Touted as the first 24-hour bookshop in town, the venue has been generating buzz since it opened on July 12. Read more >>

Conquering the Ironman challenge

A brutal feat of stamina and endurance, the triathlon is arguably one of the most grueling sporting disciplines. It’s not good enough simply to be a swimmer, a cyclist or a runner – you have to be all three. Read more >>

Autistic spectrum disorder: The importance of early diagnosis in kids

As a pediatrician, the agony is indescribable when children who suffer from autism play alone in front of you or look at you with their empty glances. We often ask ourselves the question: what is the solution to helping these children? Read more >>

Six of the best: Nail styles

Select the perfect nail art for your personality this autumn. Read more >>

Three to See: New art exhibitions opening in Guangzhou

Three art shows to see this month.

New shop: The Butcher Shop

Food safety is a concern to all, yet sadly it remains something of a Holy Grail in the Middle Kingdom, the cradle of frequent food scandals. Guangzhou’s locals and expats are demanding suppliers they can trust. One such brand is McCawley’s sibling, The Butcher Shop, which has opened its meaty doors to the rising demands of the PRD’s food capital. Read more >>

New restaurant: Li Chateau

Subdued and particularly romantic, it’s obvious the focus is on the food at Li Chateau; spotlights shine on their white tablecloths and the menu screams out opulent ingredients like Beluga caviar and truffles. Read more >>

Lantern show at Yuntai Garden

Located on the south side of Baiyun Mountain, Yuntai Garden hosts the much anticipated and acclaimed annual lantern show in Guangzhou. This year, the display lasts from September 6 till October 15 and is themed around England. Read more >>

Gigs for Mid-Autumn Festival

Make some noise for Zhongqiu Jie!

New restaurant: Honey Beam’s Eatery

The Korean-Mexican fusion food craze comes to Guangzhou. Read more >>


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