Zheng and his collaborators in the Yangjiang Group, Sun Qinglin and Chen Zaiyan,use Chinese calligraphy and alcohol to occupy exactly this space – the unconscious mind seething up through the cleft created when you know vaguely what it is you’re trying to say, but you’re so bladdered on the local Zhujiang Beer you can barely hold an ink brush.
There’s nothing quite like a Peking Duck pancake. There’s just something about pungent game, sweet hoisin sauce and peppery onion that make it the perfect treat, with punchy flavours that tingle and dance along the palate.
In the hayseed towns of southern China, municipalities where the population barely nudges 700,000 people, little more than a dozen words of Cantonese will get you a pretty riotous response. The standard reaction goes something like this: your interlocuter immediately starts as if he or she has been addressed by a talking horse or dog. Consternation quickly softens into relief and hilarity on the realisation the sounds are intelligible. As curious and friendly bystanders gather, a gratifyingly large amount of praise is then heaped on you.
One of Hong Kong’s most diverse and historic neighbourhoods, Wan Chai is about to welcome a new kid on the block, with Hotel Indigo, the latest addition to the city’s skyline, due to open its doors for the first time next month.
Right now, this very instant, is the time to plan your trip to Shanghai. I’ve been to Shanghai nearly every year for the past decade or so and let me assure you autumn and spring are the best months to be there. Forget winter (it’s miles above the equator) and summer is very difficult indeed.
The number of Australians heading to Macau is on the rise, but if James Packer’s latest gambling multiplex isn’t enough to sway you, Macanese cuisine will ensure a trip to the former Portuguese colony is well worth it.
Qantas might loosely still call Australia home and think it’s the government’s favourite child but Tourism Australia and the Federal Government are keen to adopt a few siblings for the national carrier as tourism numbers continue to rise out of Asia.
Whether it’s for business or leisure, visitors are filing into Macau. To accommodate the growth in visitor numbers, Macau is rapidly expanding.
Aug 7 2012 | Posted in Hotels
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One of the key elements – and the nicest – of Shangri-La’s flagship Kerry Hotel in Pudong Shanghai is Brew, its $2 million in-house craft brewery.
And the man on whose broad shoulders this responsibility lies is Kiwi brewer Leon Mickelson. It’s easy to believe the strapping young man who takes me on a tour of the most specced-up boutique brewery I’ve ever seen has managed to accumulate 14 medals in a lifetime of devotion to his craft.
From drunken dragons to hungry ghosts, for an Asian centre which thrives on dishing out a few surprises, Macau knows how to turn on a feast. Firstly, there's the annual Feast of the Bathing Buddha, a day in the northern spring where the images of Buddha are ceremonially cleansed and purified in temples throughout [...]