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Travel Report: OCT-LOFT Creative Culture Park, Shenzhen.

February 2018. Art lovers will find plenty to admire about the Chinese city of Shenzhen. There are murals, sculptures and statues aplenty throughout the city’s parks and squares. Moreover, one shouldn’t leave town without visiting the fascinating Dafen Oil Painting Village. And then you’ve got OCT-LOFT Creative Culture Park, built from the bones of a former […]

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Travel Report: Huaqiangbei Electronics District, Shenzhen.

February 2018. Wonderboy and I were excited about the prospect of visiting the so-called Silicon Valley of China! In fact, we’d read all about it prior to our arrival in Shenzhen. Most people have never even heard of it, and yet, Huaqiangbei Electronics District is the biggest electrical complex in China. Some even claim it’s the biggest […]

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Travel Report: Dafen Art Museum – Shenzhen, China.

February 2018. Perched to the side of Dafen Oil Painting Village, the super modern Dafen Art Museum in Shenzhen is well worth an hour of your time. Housed in a striking building on a large open square, the museum showcases original contemporary paintings from local artists. As with the adjacent Oil Painting Village, there’s no entry […]

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Travel Report: Dafen Oil Painting Village, Shenzhen.

February 2018. Shenzhen’s world famous Dafen Oil Painting Village was once responsible for a staggering 60% of the globe’s known replica oil paintings. Wherever you are in the world, from hotels and cafes to restaurants, offices and train stations, chances are that painting on the wall came from Dafen. These days the village stands as […]

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Travel Report: The Pudong Skyline, Shanghai.

March 2019. Throw out a quick Google search on the world’s top cityscapes and there’s nearly always a spot for the amazing Pudong Skyline Shanghai. Pudong means East of the river and in this case China’s most famous row of skyscrapers sits snugly on the eastern bank of The Huangpu River. It’s best viewed from the […]

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Travel Report: Waibaidu Bridge, Shanghai.

March 2019. Located at the confluence of Suzhou Creek and the Huangpu River, Waibaidu Bridge Shanghai looks like a modest little structure at first glance. But what it may lack in length and height, it certainly makes up for with huge historical and cultural significance. You can find it at the northern end of The […]

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Travel Report: Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre.

March 2019. I’ve always been fascinated by the powers of propaganda art. From Uncle Sam and The Soviets to The Nazis and The Vietnamese, it just blows my mind to think how a single image with a catchy slogan could hold such huge influence over millions of people. So when I heard about Shanghai Propaganda Poster […]

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Travel Report: Rain Room – Yuz Museum, Shanghai.

March 2019. “Have you heard about Rain Room?” my colleague Lena asked me back in Ruian a few days before my Shanghai trip. Hmm, I had not heard of Rain Room. “What’s the deal?” When she explained the concept to me I found myself so fascinated I made sure to pencil in a visit to the city’s […]

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