January 17-24, 2006
venue head and shoulders above others
IF your heart leaps to a jazz beat,
Shanghai has a surprising collection of offerings for you,
ranging from international names to more humble (but still
eager) local contributions. The most luxurious choice, and
arguably the best jazz club in China, is CJW.
from the winter chill
THE nightlife heart in Pudong has recently
moved from Lujiazui to the area close to the No.1 Yaohan Department
Store where a group of new commercial buildings have opened,
with more dining outlets.
KUNSHAN, SUZHOU: The local Golden Point
pool club stole the Christmas spotlight in this small city.
Top billiard players from the mainland and Chinese Taipei
chose to celebrate their Christmas with a cross-Straits, 9-ball
tournament in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province and made the city
a buzz for pool.
Leader eager to serve 'Little Taipei'
THE telephone on Kuan Shin Lee's desk
has been ringing almost non-stop over the past few weeks.
Lee, chairman of Taijune Enterprise Co Ltd, is the new president
of the Taiwan Compatriot Investment Enterprises Association
of Kunshan, a small city that is home to about 2,700 Taiwan
Sometimes old standby is best
HANGZHOU: Many famous restaurants in Hangzhou
have been serving customers for close to a century. Zhiweiguan
is one of these.
crowds Suzhou culture
SUZHOU: Crouching like a warship
over the ancient canal in Suzhou, the flagship Dio Coffee
near the Wannian Bridge (Everlasting Bridge) is challenging
a city whose citizens are proud of their elegant tea culture.
legends: Winter by the Irish Sea
THE ghosts of Southport in England
seem alive and well. As a seaport that developed over the
centuries, Southport has a long history of pirates and sailors,
but most horrific are the legends of the old Palace Hotel.