Irene’s Bar: Moving up the Block

Nobody ever visits Houjie without making a pit stop at Irene’s bar. For over six years, one of Houjie’s hotspots was located behind the Hyatt hotel on the upper west

Ray’s Bar and Restaurant: A Pure Ray of Light

A short walk from the Liaoxia metro station, tucked away behind the Sheraton hotel is one of Houjie’s best hidden treasures. Ray’s Bar and Restaurant oozes hospitality as you enter,

On The Journey

Not far away, in the up-and-coming 33 Town is an interesting place to read a book and stay the night. By the end of this year, the latest creative park

Spring Bar and Club: Spring Is in the Air

Passing through the giant gates of Spring doesn’t quite give an impression of a flowery field, however, there was definitely something in the air. The minute we arrived, we knew

Locomotive Theme Restaurant: On the Orient Express

The northern town of Shilong recently became the last stop at the far end of Dongguan’s metro line and is also an interim station between Shenzhen and Guangzhou. If you

My Rules World

Set in the now-reviving South China Mall is the peculiar My Rules World. The 6,700 sq meter amusement park is a child-sized replica of a real city with buildings, shops

Dongguan Gets Extreme

  Set in the foothills of Shuilian Mountain is Cross Country Carting. On a fairly large, custom-built dirt track, take a wild ride on dune buggies, Jeeps and ATVs (a

Dim Sum Reimagined

If you are in central Dongguan and are in the mood to try China’s perhaps best and most famous cuisine, you can’t miss Hollyii’s (pronounced “are,” or two in Chinese)

Cocktails In A Box

A few years ago, I lived with a pair of childhood friends in a raucous bachelor pad where we always kept one tradition. While cringing in hangover each Sunday, we

Reading Mi Mind

Squeezed upstairs at the still fairly fresh One City Mall on Hongfu Road waits an upscale bookstore, featuring a decent café, overpriced & trendy houseware, toys and one of the