China : Xinjiang – Top 5 things you need to know in 5 Colored Beach – Wu Chai Tan / 新疆五彩滩

Wuchaitan is located in Burqin County, located in the northernmost part of Xinjiang. The colorful Beach is a famous attraction on the Irtysh River in Burqin County, about 24 km from Buerqin city. For the past few days, we have seen similar landscape such as Zhangye Danxia Mountain in Gansu Province. What make Wuchaitan/Five Colored Beach …

China : Top 14 things to do in Xinjiang Heavenly Lake of Tianshan /新疆天山天池

A beautiful Lake called “Heavenly Lake” / Tianchi is a Unesco site at the Heavenly Mountain / Tian Shan near Urumqi Xinjiang. We departed from Urumqi early in the morning to Tianchi which took us about 2 hours. The Heavenly Mountain is a mountain range located in the east of Central Asia area, stretching from …

China Xinjiang Urumqi : Coal Factory in Red Fire Mountain / Huoshaoshan 新疆火烧山

We left Urumqi early in the morning, went Tian Shan first then move into Gurbantunggut Desert, also the second largest desert in China after Taklimakan Desert. Then stopped by Dahuangshan Expressway a little and shoot pictures of Fire Mountain. The Fire Mountain is located on the Gobi Desert in the Karamay Nature Reserve.  At the first look, …

Xinjiang : Dabancheng Town : 达坂城的姑娘 – “The girl from Dabancheng” Town

Journey to Turpan – Urumqi via Dabancheng From our journey from Turpan to Urumqi, we passed by Dabancheng. This little town is famous for one of it folk songs called – “The girl from Dabancheng”/达坂城的姑娘.   This is  a Uyghur song which was sang for more than 70 years.  Originally it was in Uyghur language but …

Experience Horse Racing at Singapore Turf Club – Kranji Racecourse in Singapore Way!

Singapore Turf Club – Kranji Racecourse If you want to have some entertainment and run out of idea, try Kranji Racecourse also known as Singapore Turf Club. It is much cheaper compare to gambling in Marina Bay Sands. A totally different experience and if you like horses, this is really a cool place for you …

China Silk Road : Xinjiang – Turpan Hotel Review : Maxirap le Grand Large Hotel & Xinjiang Food Review

Our first stop in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is Turpan. There are in total 5 autonomous regions in China (Guangxi, Inner Mongolia, Tibet, Ningxia, Xinjiang).  The other rest are called provinces, such as Gansu province which we traveled for the past few days. An autonomous region has its own local government, but has more legislative rights. Autonomous …

Silk Road China : Gansu – Jiayuguan Hotel & Gansu Souvenir; The Luminous Cup Review – 葡萄美酒夜光杯!

The Most Attractive City in Western China – Jiayuguan When you are traveling silk road, one of the important stop is Jiayuguan. It boasts many historical relics and one of the important one is Jiayuguan Pass/Tower. During my stay in Jiayuguan, we stayed a night in Jiayuguan Hotel. Great Location Jiayuguan Hotel is located in the …

Event : Get to Know Singaporean Young Talented Artist Marvin Tang- The Mountain Survey @ Alliance Francaise de Singapour

Have you heard of  Alliance Francaise de Singapour? Well, I am not aware of this organization until last Friday. I was here with few friends at gallery of Alliance Francaise de Singapour. The gallery displayed a young local artist  work called “The Mountain Survey“. This is a Solo Exhibition! Marvin Tang received the opportunity to …

Xinjiang: Experience Uyghur Culture & Raisin Tasting at Uyghur village, Turpan.

Today we are visitng Uyghur Village in Turpan. Hoping to learn some of the Uyghur culture and lifestyle at their home. Who are the Uyghur? Uyghurs are one of the minority group in China out of the 56 groups.  However there are very big population of Uyghur in Xinjiang Autonomous Region, China. The Uyghur are …

Xinjiang :Grape Valley in the middle of Hot Desert Turpan! 吐鲁番葡萄沟

Grape Valley is located on the west side of Flaming Mountain. After visiting Flaming mountain in the early morning, next to visit is Grape Valley. When we were in Flaming Mountain, there is not a single tree found but once we drove away from Flaming Mountain, you see lush greenery which is total contrast from …