Prepare to Set Sail!: The Ship (houjie)

Avast ye! Dry land and dry mouth? Work and life got you panting and parched on all conceivable levels? Then chart a course and sail on down to our galley

Bass, Beats, Melody: Gangster Bar

Imagine a club-slash-bar-slash-underground haven. Then, picture being there. Then, imagine it’s here, it’s now and it’s in Batou at your friendly neighbourhood: Loft 8. And a river runs through it.

Raise Your Glass: Cheer Bar

The wow factor is definitely there as you walk in—lights, beers, friendly staff, immediate service, a red pool table, big screen, proper tables and to top it all off, a

Batou Goes global: Enjoy Bar, Xiaba Fang (Batou)

Batou, or Xiaba Fang, has got to be the most fun, versatile and mysterious playground in Dongguan, for no matter where one goes here, one stands in awe of the

A Modern Utopia? Utopia Stubborn Style

  I love exploring the town of Houjie—the further you go, the more shops, bars and restaurants (old and new) you seem to find. Just a 5-minute stroll from the

A unique drink: B Quarter (Nancheng)

An old factory in Nancheng has been converted into a new lifestyle mall, complete with coffee and flower shops, clothing stores from up-and-coming local labels and all surrounded by great

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

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

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

Chic Drinks & Photos: Victor Bar

A line of flower baskets decorating the newly opened Victor is just the first detail that’s building a sense of prestige and I was here for the spoils. A waitress