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Thugs Rule by Intimidation in Busy Shanghai Market

Jul 16, 2012

For many of us residents of Suzhou, Chinese and foreign alike, Shanghai is our destination of choice for weekend shopping and entertainment. While there is no doubt that ...


Beaches, banter and a crazy jellyfish man

Jul 10, 2012|By Adam Jones

"No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow" – Lin Yutang Last Christmas my two friends and I ...


The origin of the Dragon Boat Festival

Jul 10, 2012|By Calipe Chong

I went to Jinji Lake for the Dragon Boat Festival to watch the dragon boat races. Despite the rain, the place was packed with spectators and participants and I was ...


Contemporary Art at The Suzhou Museum

Jul 10, 2012

Despite only being open to the public for just over five years, the Suzhou Museum (平江区东北街204号) has established itself as one of the top attractions in the city. Its ...


Suzhou is hosting a Kunqu Opera Festival this week!!

Jul 3, 2012

If you have been wanting to sample a performance of Kunqu Opera, or Pingtan, Suzhou's two greatest performance art forms, you are in luck. We are in the midst of a ...


Adventures in Suzhou with Susan: A Trip to Fengqiao Historic District

Jun 22, 2012

Now that the subway is finally open for business, you've probably been wanting to get out a bit more and explore Suzhou. It's so much easier now! Here's a suggestion ...


Living art in Scholars Hotel: Ping Jiang Fu

Jun 15, 2012

Halfway along Suzhou's famous Pingjiang Road, past the rows of quaint coffee shops, past the souvenir stands, the museums and galleries, is one of the city's best kept ...


'My husband's from Suzhou' or The Social Consequences of Mixed-Marriage

Jun 15, 2012

Lately it seems it's everywhere you look. There on the other side of the street is some podgy lao wai walking hand in hand with some slim local beauty. In front of me, ...


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