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 We arrived in chilly Hangzhou in the late hours of the evening. Immediately after exiting the airport terminal, my throat was ambushed and became slightly irritated by the choking smog.Thankfully, after a few minutes waiting for a cab, my...
That iconic glass bridge barely scratches the surface. Scoot now flies to Wuhan daily and five times a week to Changsha — more details below!China is a country full of immense culture, history and natural beauty. It's also hella massive....
Known for their local delicacies, Kaifeng is famed to have the best food in the Henan province of China. There is also a Chinese saying "Work in Zhengzhou, Live in Luoyang, Eat in Kaifeng", suggesting their popularity as a...
Looking to explore the scenic, quainter side of China? This Suzhou and Hangzhou itinerary discovers the cities seemingly trapped in time.Beijing and Shanghai are like the cool kids at the high school cafeteria,...
Think you've tasted everything China has to offer? This Yunnan food guide highlights the province's unique cuisine that you can't miss.When you think of Chinese cuisine, the usuals always come to mind...
Deep-fried brown sugar-coated dough balls, pork noodles, and street delicacies you wouldn't believe are really delicious. Oh, and did we mention the OG Haidilao that's actually affordable?We've always dived headfirst into tasting local delicacies, and experiencing the food culture of...
Teeming with unspoilt, luxuriant nature, Hainan Island stays true to its natural and ethnic roots with unexpected charms. Here's why you should visit Hainan, an idyllic but oft-overlooked vacation spot, for a short, quiet getaway.Think tropical island resorts and...
Gather your tastebuds and work up your appetite! This Shanghai food guide will have you hankering for a taste of everything by the time you're through.We're all familiar of Shanghai's famous icons like...
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From delicious street eats to jaw-dropping views of the Avatar mountains, get ready for an unrivalled China experience in Wuhan, Changsha and Zhangjiajie! Scoot now flies to Wuhan daily and five times a week to Changsha —...
The best list of things to do in Shanghai beyond just the popular tourist attractions — from soaking in the city skyline to amusement rides at a national park!Known as the “Paris of...
1. Grab a halal mealHangzhou’s halal restaurants serve up steaming bowls of beef noodle soup, cumin-flavoured lamb chops and smoky lamb shashlik. Most of these dishes come from the northwestern parts of China such as Lanzhou in Gansu province,...
Even in this day and age, thousands of websites and mobile apps are still being blocked in China. These include popular websites and apps such as Google, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and certain news sites. Imagine not being able...
Few people realise how gorgeous this region of China is. Here's our 12-day Yunnan itinerary with scenic views comparable to Switzerland!When I think of China, I think of...
In China, cash ain't king. Mobile payment apps like WeChat Pay and Alipay are becoming essential. Here's how to make life easier on your next trip to China.After not visiting China for more...
This China itinerary brings you a treasure trove of places to explore by rail — all the essentials to plan an epic two weeks in China!Most people wouldn't think of going to China...
Warning: Breathtaking landscapes up ahead in Yunnan, China. The best part, it's under four hours by flight from Singapore!When people think of China, Yunnan province hardly comes to mind. It's not as well-known...
You don't have to fly all the way to Switzerland to enjoy breathtaking nature. Here are the best nature spots in Yunnan, China!Yunnan province in China, just four...
Planning a trip to Shanghai Disneyland? So is everyone else. Don't let the massive crowds ruin your experience at the happiest place on earth!As a huge (read: borderline obsessed) Disney fan, Shanghai Disneyland...
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Finding warmth in China, hidden under a slew of bad press and its gruff, sullen veneer.Curly haired Chinese ladies in puffy vests and mismatched scarves push me backwards at the Hangzhou airport luggage carousel, clucking their tongues in impatience....