SPOTLIGHT

West Lake Expo extravaganza of business, culture and leisure

THE 11th West Lake International Expo opening in October offers 100 projects and 40 festivals covering all aspects of Hangzhou's expanding economy and unique culture. It's a place to make business deals. The...

Jun 17, 2009 | Source: Shanghai Daily


Luxury service with a smile and five-star style

THE international serviced apartment company Oakwood is on a mission to bring a new level of accommodation and amenities to business travelers, overseas company executives, foreign consultants and tourists in Hangzhou....

Jun 16, 2009 | Source: Shanghai Daily


High-tech ambitions boost Hangzhou's future hopes

HANGZHOU is no longer satisfied at being the world's factory, but now aims at being the "world's high-tech office." The Singapore-Hangzhou Science and Technology Park was officially opened in Xiasha Economic...

Jun 16, 2009 | Source: Shanghai Daily


A touch of Taiwan takes over a temple

FOUNDED on the site of the Manao Temple, the Lien Heng Memorial Hall offers a taste of Taiwanese culture on the West Lake. Zhang Qian strolls through history. Apart from the traditional Jiangnan (region in the south...

Jun 12, 2009 | Source: Shanghai Daily


Where learning takes pride of historical place

OVER 1,000 years Wansong School was abandoned, destroyed and rebuilt several times. The present Wansong School was rebuilt in 2001 on the exact site of the original school. Zhang Qian looks at a unique establishment....

Jun 11, 2009 | Source: Shanghai Daily


Grandma still knows her way around the kitchen

GRANDMA'S Kitchen, a newly emerging, quickly spreading bistro chain, could be thought of as an innovator for the delicate and varied Hangzhou cuisine. Tan Weiyun takes a bite. Hangzhou cuisine, noted for its elaborate...

Jun 10, 2009 | Source: Shanghai Daily


A red letter day for Red Devil fans

MANCHESTER United, one of the world's greatest football clubs, will be playing a game in Hangzhou soon. But the historic city will be experiencing more than just sport on July 26. Nie Xin kicks things around. July...

Jun 9, 2009 | Source: Shanghai Daily


Where the honor of a hero has been revived

GENERAL Yue Fei, the national hero of the Southern Song Dynasty, is a symbol of loyalty in Chinese culture. The Yue Fei Temple is a special memorial for a special man. Zhang Qian explores. The Yue Fei Temple, also...

Jun 8, 2009 | Source: Shanghai Daily


Where tea and warrior legends come together

THE Jin Yong Tea House in Hangzhou is a unique place, an idyllic getaway for people seeking a quiet contemplative time, and a place dedicated to the warriors and legends of a famous author. Zhang Qian tastes it all....

Jun 5, 2009 | Source: Shanghai Daily


Where homes, history, elephants and bulls are neighbors

THE aged buildings, the luxuriant phoenix trees and the weather-beaten walls on Beishan Road all help tell some colorful stories from the late Qing Dynasty and the Republic of China. Tan Weiyun wanders along this street...

Jun 4, 2009 | Source: Shanghai Daily