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.
Recently, a mob of cockroaches swarmed away from their nursery in China when an “unknown perpetrator” broke in. The cockroaches were being kept in a nursery in Jiangsu, China for use in traditional Chinese medicine. Apparently, the number of escaped cockroaches was reported as being at least one million. That’s a lot of creepy crawlies to […]
Michael Kemeter is one crazy Austrian! He’s a daredevil who has absolutely no fear and he’s just proved it with a 268-meter free climb of one of the tallest buildings in the Hunan capital of Changsha. Watch the video and see as he makes the 90 minute climb look like a piece of cake, and […]
Notorious for drugs and crime, Hong Kong’s Kowloon Walled City was once thought to be the most densely populated place in the world. Over 50,000 people were crammed into 300 interconnected high-rise buildings, which made for intolerably unsanitary conditions and anarchic political turmoil. Photographers Greg Girard and Ian Lambot spend five years living in the […]
It’s hard to avoid Hello Kitty these days (toy stores, bookstores, grocery stores–she’s everywhere!) and soon when you visit your local bar in China or Taiwan, you’ll be greeted with that super sweet feline’s smile – on a beer can! Hello Kitty marketers say these new fruit-flavored beers (banana, peach, lemon-lime, passion fruit) are targeted towards women, with each can containing just 2.5% alcohol content (half of a Budweiser).
If you can’t wait for November, you can now get your hands on an Xbox One.. casing that is. Though the console isn’t set for release yet in the US or in any other part of the world, Microsoft’s Xbox One is already available in China via local manufacturers. With their secret Xbox One cloning […]
Looking at these pictures of failed urban planning in China — including deserted cities in Inner Mongolia and Tianjin that could not attract residents, a sprawling shopping mall in Guangdong lacking in shop tenants, and an unfinished amusement park outside of Beijing that never opened — we are reminded of just how much unexplored terrain […]