Archive for January, 2008

Worst Snow Storm in 50 Years

Shanghai is now blanked with thick white snow. This is a series of snow storm that affected large portion of central and southern part of China since January 25th, and is also the worst winter storm in five decades! The storm affected these areas with heavy snow and cold temperatures causing extensive damage, power shortages […]

Arrived in Kuala Lumpur

We arrived at Kuala Lumpur at about 5 this morning. Coming out of the terminal, we did not expect to see so many people at the check in terminal so early. But then again, it is Chinese New Year and many of the chinese are leaving the Malaysian capital to go home to their hometown. […]

AirAsia Launches First Hangzhou to Kuala Lumpur Flights

Ok, we are off to Kuala Lumpur today for the Chinese New Year holiday in China. Although our flight to Kuala Lumpur was at 12 midnight the next day, we left Shanghai at about 2pm. Normally it only takes 2 hours to drive from Shanghai to Hangzhou. However, the recent heavy snow meant that the […]

Shanghai Financial Center – Giant Bottle Opener

The Shanghai World Financial Center was planned to be the tallest building in the world when it was frist designed in 1997. This 97 storey building has surpassed the spires of Petronas Tower in Kuala Lumpur. When construction started, the 508m tall Taipei 101 was already underway to becoming the world tallest building. Plans was […]

Lost In Shanghai 2008!

Welcome 2008! There’s nothing quite like it in the world. Beautiful, unique, chaotic, exhilarating and violent are the words that best describe the New Year in Shanghai which come just after the hula gala of Christmas. Many have joined the New Year countdown at The Bund and XinTianDi Countdown Parties. The new Year was welcomed […]