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High altitude glass skywalk in Quanzhou, an hour from Xiamen

The new Daping Mountain greenway demonstration section in Quanzhou opened to the public for free on November 1st. Tourists can now pass through the greenway either by bike or on foot. The greenway includes a 4.04-kilometer pedestrian path and a 4.01-kilometer bike path. A series of beautiful scenic spots are dotted along the road including a luminous promenade, a glass skywalk, a giant Zheng Chenggong Statue, and much more. Glass skywalk   As the most exciting part of the greenway, the glass skywalk is a must-see. Those brave enough to step out onto the glass must first don a

Recipients of “Thai Select” and “Direkgunabhorn” awards in Xiamen in 2017

This year, three Thai restaurants in Xiamen received the “Thai Select” certificate, issued by the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) of the Ministry of Commerce of Thailand. The certificate is a warranty for the authenticity of the Thai food these three restaurants serve. The three restaurants include Swiss Grand Xiamen’s REDTHAI, Golden Elephant Bay Thai Restaurant (Wuyuanwan Store), and Golden Elephant Bay Thai Restaurant (Sanhang Store). Mr. Chengzhi Guo, Chairman of Xiamen Mifeng C&O Trading, received a royal medal awarded by

Contemporary Art Exhibition with free admission at Langham Place Xiamen

Sculpture is one of the world’s oldest art forms. It presents its beauty and soul through its aesthetic, three-dimensional perspective. Recently, Langham Place Xiamen and Timesspace (厦门时代空间文化传媒有限公司) have co-organized a Contemporary Art Exhibition (当代艺术展) at Langham Place Xiamen. The event will last three months, from July 6th to October 9th, 2017. Admission is free.     A Little Horse Crossing the River (小马过河) More than 20 sculptures are on display at the exhibition. They are presented in

9-day Tour to England and Scotland

Price: RMB 13,999 per person *price includes: Round-trip airfare and taxes, visa application charge, tour bus fare, cost of driver and tour-guide, cost of hotels and entrance tickets, travel agency liability insurance expenses, travel accident insurance expenses *price does not include: Aviation insurance premiums, baggage insurance premiums, excess luggage rates, Visa related fees such as notary fees for minors, extra costs caused by individual needs, tips for driver and tour guide. Departure Dates: May 11st, 2017   May 25th, 2017  
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Free use of ofo bikes on weekends in April

  More than 300,000 public bikes, operated by five different companies, flooded Xiamen after the first batch of them appeared in December last year. Nearly half of the public bikes are ofo bikes -- the bright yellow bicycles with the lowest deposit rate among its competitors of only RMB 99. Competitors include Mobike, Hellobike, Baicycle, and U-Bicycle.   Ofo will run a series of promotions for their convenient, low-carbon mode of transportation. This April, ofo bikes are free to rent every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. How to rent the bikes? →Scan QR
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Langham Place Xiamen honored with Guest Review Award in 2016

  Langham Place Xiamen has again been honored with the Guest Review Award by the users of the worlds’ most popular hotel reservations website, Booking.com. The award, which was given for 2016, is the third year in a row that Langham Place Xiamen has won the award. Booking.com is one of the biggest travel booking websites in the world. The site offers reservations for over 624,000 properties in 211 countries. Over 800,000 rooms are reserved through Booking.com every day in more than 40 languages. The award is based on real, unbiased guest reviews. Langham Place

Millennium Harborview promotes summer cool cuisine this August

Loong Yuen Cantonese Restaurant in Millennium Habourview Hotel Xiamen is the perfect place to experience top quality Cantonese fare. Its extensive menu of luscious, innovative Cantonese dishes enchants the taste buds! Loong Yuen's veteran Chinese master chef uses the freshest and most nutritious ingredients for the restaurant's Summer Cool Cuisine offerings. Premier Value Card holders can enjoy 20 percent off on Summer Cool Cuisine offerings.   Braised Sea Cucumber with Coix Seed and Vegetable Juice (Anti-fatigue and effective at eliminating dampness)

ANA Experience JAPAN – ANA's new website aims to attract int'l tourists to Japan

・New online hub offering updated information on local landmarks, restaurants, and activities ・Developed in partnership with local retailers, business partners, and governments ・Provides tourist information and reservation services for restaurants, shopping, and local tours ・Domestic discount fare "ANA Experience JAPAN Fare" available for overseas travelers ANA, Japan’s leading and only 5-star airline, today announced the launch of the official website of its "ANA Experience JAPAN" initiative, which aims to invite

Thai food festival spicing up spring at Swiss International

  Craving Thai food? Look no further than Swiss International Hotel Xiamen's Thai food celebration. The food festival will be held at the hotel's popular Thai restaurant REDTHAI, as part of the Nanyang Culture Festival hosted by the Foreign Affairs Department of Xiamen, the Consulate General of The Republic of Singapore in Xiamen, the Consulate General of the Republic of Philippines in Xiamen, and the Royal Thai Consulate General, Xiamen. A sumptuous array of authentic Thai dishes prepared by Thai chef Supachai Saisoigeon and his team will be presented for diners.

Eat Peking duck at Ming Court in Langham Place Xiamen

  Peking Duck is a famous duck dish from Beijing that dates back to the Ming Dynasty. The meat is prized for its thin, crisp skin, with authentic versions of the dish including mostly the skin and little meat. Ming Court at Langham Place Xiamen, the sibling restaurant of Hong Kong's award-winning two-Michelin-star namesake fine dining establishment, will soon be bringing authentic Peking Duck to Xiamen. The duck meat will be flown to Xiamen from Beijing and prepared by Guangdong BBQ King Owen. With over 20 years of experience in barbecue cuisine, Owen has worked in

Chinese New Year's Eve dinner at Swiss International Hotel Xiamen

To celebrate the Chinese New Year, Swiss International Hotel Xiamen is offering options to delight every palate, with special menus at each of the hotel’s signature restaurants, available only on Chinese New Year's Eve (February 7th, 2016).   1. Xin Nan Xuan Chinese Restaurant     Welcome the Year of Monkey with an array of traditional Chinese New Year delicacies. Ten kinds of set menus are on offer.   Price starts from RMB 1,288 + 15%/table Venue: 3rd floor, Xin Nan Xuan Chinese Restaurant Booking Hotline: 0592 636 6666 ext.

Friendly match between XMIFC and Dukes of York on Dec. 7th, 2015

Line up : Anselmo(GK), Brett(C),Jasur, Bader, Sercan, Yasha, Cristian. Reserves: Eric, Lee, Nana, Vlad, Jesse, Alex from Russia, Hasan, Elan. Match Report   It was nice friendly match arranged by XMIFC against Dukes of York from Fuzhou. It has been played at regular Monday practice field of XMIFC. Both of the teams were passionate for playing football. Weather was chilly but good for playing. Two good team with accompany of cold beers brought nice atmosphere to field. It was challenging and happy football evening for both side. Teams had many players so both side

Four facts about Xiamen HIV cases in new AIDS report

  The Xiamen Disease Prevention and Control Center released a report about AIDS cases in Xiamen on December 1st this year, the 28th World AIDS Day.   The report includes four facts about Xiamen HIV cases:   ● The ratio of male-to-female HIV infections is 7.5:1 ● Young adults (20 to 50 years old) occupy 85.5% of the total infected ● More elderly people and young students have become infected with HIV ● Male-to-male sex has become the main cause of HIV infections among college and university students (85%)     To give
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Xiamen customs seizes 8m yuan ivory haul from Uganda

The tusks were placed in three bags and hidden in a container filled with timber imported from Uganda.   Xiamen Customs yesterday announced the seizure of 57 ivory tusks smuggled from Africa. The tusks were declared as timber and hidden in a container filled with timber imported from Uganda. The tusks, weighing 119 kilograms, are worth nearly 8.2 million yuan. Customs said it was the biggest seizure of smuggled elephant tusks in China this year.     A suspect surnamed Huang said he purchased the elephant tusks in Uganda this June at a price of US$300 per
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Beyond Gulangyu: 9 lesser known beautiful islands in Fujian

Fujian is a coastal province in China’s Southeast with a large sea area and 2,214 islands under its administration, putting it in second place in China for the number of islands.   While most travelers in Fujian have most likely heard of Gulangyu, Fujian’s most famous island hailed as a Garden on the Sea, the seas surrounding Fujian are peppered with lesser-known islands with spectacular views and awesome fishing.   1. Dongshan Island 东山岛 With an area of 194 square kilometers, Dongshan Island is the second largest island in Fujian