The Richest City in China : Karamay Xinjiang & Bo Da Yin Du Hotel Review 克拉玛依 & 博达银都酒店

You notice jumpjacks everyhwere! Which are the richest cities in China? Most people would think of Beijing or Shanghai? No, the richest city in China is Karamay in Xinjiang China. It is 4 hours drive from Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang and just an hour away from Urho Ghost City (100km). After we have done the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Silk Road China : World Largest Ruins in Xinjiang ! Lost Kingdom of Yar – Jiaohe / 交河故城

Unesco World Heritage Site Jiaohe Ruins is one of the important archaeological site in Yarnaz Valley, 10 km west of Turpan in Xinjiang China. The ruins are located along the Silk Road and best preserved ancient city in the world, a Unesco World Heritage Site.  If you are in Xinjiang, this would be the number …

Silk Road China : Legend of Dunhuang Show – ‘Silk Road, Flower Rain’ 丝路花雨

If you are traveling to Silk Road China, one of the must do thing is seeing the Dunhuang Silk Road Show – ‘Silk Road, Flower Rain’ . The classic dance drama, hailed by many as China’s Swan Lake, has been performed in more than 40 countries since its debut in 1979. Dunhuang Theater The Dunhuang theater is …

Summary of Top Places to visit in Singapore

There is something for everyone in Singapore, be it Nature, Museum, cultural, Shopping or food. You would love this safe and clean country. Singapore is a small island located at the southern tip Of Malaysia peninsula in Asia.  I have been living in this small island for more than 10 years and I am still …