We’ve all heard (or seen) the smog of China, with thick blankets of pollution covering the entire city skylines across the country. But what happens when it gets too much? You send in fresh air, of course. A Henan-based travel company shipped 20 bags of air to Zhengzhou as ‘a special treat for residents’.
If these adorable photos don’t melt your heart, then your middle name must be ‘Polar Vortex’. In a kitchen in Juilongjian Forest Park, Ruchen County, China, puppies huddle around a staff canteen stove to keep their cold little bodies warm and toasty. Despite their thick and fluffy fur, it’s still not enough to protect them […]
In Foshan, China, you can find the number one contender for the title of ‘Weirdest Fountain in the World’. There exists an installation built out of 10,000 recycled toilets, sinks, and urinals, covering a 100 meter long and 5 meter high wall. The public art piece was created by artist Shu Yong, who spent two months creating the bizarre sight.
Apparently, Chinese malls understand consumer behavior – or should we say anti-consumer behavior – so well that some of them have even set aside some sort of store room for unenthusiastic guys to be kept in as they wait for their partners to be done with their retail therapy.
What is this? An enterprising code developer working for a US infrastructure firm actually outsourced his entire job to a Chinese company so all he had to do every day was to turn up in office at 9am, go on Reddit, watch cat videos, take a lunch break, go on Ebay, check Facebook and LinkedIn updates, hand in a work report for the day, then knock off at 5pm sharp.
Given a choice between laughing and wincing at these embarrassing childhood photos, we’d obviously go for the former. But only because of two things: 1. we aren’t one of the kiddos pictured and 2. no one was cruel enough to take a picture in our time to scar us for life. Double score.
What do you get when you give a crane operator a camera? Amazing, award-winning photographs of Shanghai’s rising skyline, that’s what. Wei Gensheng is a crane operator working on the tallest building in China and second tallest in the world, the Shanghai Tower. At 121 storeys tall, it’s fairly easy to say that Gensheng has […]
Atlantis isn’t the only underwater world around. In China, underneath the man-made lake of Qiandao, sits the ancient city of Shi Cheng. The city, dubbed as Lion City because of nearby Five Lion Mountain, is a 1,300 year old city that was submerged 53 years ago. The Chinese flooded the valley to make way for […]
Dustin Grzesik, a geophysicist by training, has done the population of China a big favor. He’s developed an app, Banshirne, that ‘predicts when the capital will enjoy its next bout of clean air’. Amusing to some, yeah, but China faces a dire situation, with air pollution levels having reached up to 800 last year (50 […]
If you think you’ve got an Instagram pic worthy of wall space, pixeli.st might be for you. This company offers handmade oil paintings from your face Instagrams and photos, with the tagline ‘your pixels, our paint’. It’s really quite amazing how realistic their paintings are.
Kids seem to have all the fun when it comes to amusement parks and traveling shows, so why not give the adults some excitement? China sure knows how to do just that! As part of the Kerry Hotel’s “Pink October” campaign and raising awareness of breast cancer prevention, they added 1 million pink and green […]
In the latest on China’s notoriety for fake products, three buildings of a high-rise residential complex in the Shibei district of Qingdao have been gaining a lot of attention for sporting fake painted windows on their walls. Just… wow.
With China’s air pollution problem, these masks are the perfect accessory for residents who want to protect their lungs. However, there is one catch: these are not masks for air pollution. These are masks for radiation from computers. These peculiar things are called “fang fushe mian ju.” They cover the entire face (with openings for […]
No this isn’t the foggy town of Silent Hill. That fog also isn’t fog; it’s smog. Welcome to the northern city of Harbin, China, home to 11 million people. In the past days, school has been cancelled, the airport has been closed, and certain bus routes have been suspended due to the city’s serious smog […]
It’s an open secret that many structures that were built specifically for the Olympics, eventually become white elephants – a valuable but burdensome possession whose cost of upkeep is more troublesome than its worth. Many of these magnificent buildings, once the pride and joy of the host country, end up decrepit and abandoned.