Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Night , the Millennium Xiamen Hotel’s Sight

The night is on

The Santa Claus is coming to town

Zhongshan Road is Xiamen's oldest and hottest shopping street, by the side , laid the Millennuim Harbourview Hotel Xiamen

Monday, November 29, 2010

2010 China Ladies Open will kick off in Xiamen Orient Golf Club

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2010 China Ladies Open will kick off in Xiamen Orient Golf Club 13th to 19th December 2010.

Friday, November 26, 2010

A Sound Feast in Xiamen, Lin YeYan Solo Concert

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Last Saturday , 20th of November , 2010 ,  a night for the ears .



Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Cigar Guy Still Makes My Life Fun ,Nothing Related to Golf Though

When it happened few weeks ago , filling my screen with laughters , Cigar Guy never never disappears from my eyes.     I collected my favourite pictures online for Cigar Guy , just to remember him how much he brought to us all , though nothing about Golf .



Saturday, September 25, 2010

Xiamen Moon Cake Gambling (Bobing) in Mid-Autumn Festival Fun

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Have you ever been to Xiamen ?  Have you ever known about Xiamen ?  Do you in Xiamen Chinese New Year is never as hot as Mid-Autumn Festival?  A recent China Daily article gave you a link to the above questions .

The moon is becoming rounder and brighter - so the Mid-Autumn Festival must be just around the corner.
And people are surrounded by pile of mooncakes which would cost them months to consume.

Yet in Xiamen, a coastal city of East China's Fujian Province, you find a pack of six dice inside after opening every gaudily-decorated box of mooncakes.

Gambling? Right, but it is definitely legal. Because the stakes among the locals are mooncakes - and that is how this unique celebrating activity has got its
Chinese name "Bo Bing." It is played only around the Mid-Autumn Festival.

The Mid-Autumn Festival and The Moon Cake

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Moon Cake Festival: A Mid-Autumn Festival (Chung Chiu), the third major festival of the Chinese calendar, is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month. This festival corresponds to harvest festival s observed by Western cultures (in Hong Kong, it is held in conjunction with the annual Lantern Festival).


 
Contrary to what most people believe, this festival probably has less to do with harvest festivities than with the philosophically minded chinese of old. The union of man's spirit with nature in order to achieve perfect harmony was the fundamental canon of Taoism, so much so that contemplation of nature was a way of life.

Peace Hotel Brings Shanghai History Back

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Peace Hotel

A History, A Miracle
Number One mansion in the Far East
Now , Today , in 2010 ,  renamed  as
Fairmont Peace Hotel


20 Nanjing Road East
Shanghai,
China









With its old jazz band ( average age over 75) ,  9 Nation Suites , and new Presidential Suite originated from Sassoon Penthhouse , it is coming back .

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Charming Dance of Penang in Xiamen Trade Fair (CIFIT) - Travel Forum

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2010's Xiamen Trade Fair has more to tell you , the Travel Forum was mixed with culture .

After I finished the Yoga Show , I was attracted by the main Stage , the Fujian Local Dance was just about to be over.    It is a dance that shows the tea celebration , the Hui'an ladies are very unique for their clothing, Just a pity I come up with the end.




And then A group of Malaysian Dancers jumped up to hook the eyes of all the audience .


The Beautiful Yoga Duo Show at the Xiamen Trade Fair - Travel Forum

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As I walked into the Hall of CIFIT ( Xiamen Trade Fair ) , I had been an explorer  of all kinds of interests , business , shopping, interior design, traveling, dancing show ....... , as many as one can find.




Today ,What  I want to show you is not you will imagine in this Fair.
Goya Show , by two girls
I just saw them through a tree by chance , all the people watch them at the front side , but I catch few pretty good shots at the back side .



Monday, September 6, 2010

UNCTAD's second World Investment Forum Starts Today in Xiamen

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The UNCTAD's second World Investment Forum (WIF) is to be held on 6-9 September, 2010 in Xiamen, China. The Forum is being organized in connection with the China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT), to take place in Xiamen on 8-11 September.






The special program of the Forum  the Ministerial Roundtable on "Revisiting investment policies" is to take place on 7 September.




The 6th Straits Travel Fair Starts Today in Xiamen as part of CIFIT

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When the time comes , for Xiamen , it is really something special !


China International Fair for Investment & Trade (CIFIT) in Xiamen starting
today , inlcuding NCTAD's World Investment Forum 2010 (WIF), The 6th  Straits  Travel Fair,etc.


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

UNCTAD´s 2nd World Investment Forum (WIF) set for 6-9 September in Xiamen, China

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Great news coming to Xiamen says that  UNCTAD´s 2nd World Investment Forum set for 6-9 September in Xiamen, China.   What does it mean?




The China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT), approved by the State Council of the People's Republic of China, takes place on September 8-11 every year in Xiamen, China.   and this year WIF joins in to make this event even bigger .


About the Golden Key
CIFIT's "golden key" logo, consisting of numbers "9" and "8" and letters "CIFIT", indicates that CIFIT takes place on September 8 each year in Xiamen, and symbolizes both CIFIT's sustainable prosperity and your golden key to success.




Global Fun Carnival opens up in Xiamen

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Though Global Fun Carnival  had already boarded Xiamen in July ,2010, some facilites were not established  then,  you could read some bad comments on it through the website.




But  on 27th August, a promotion fair for the "Global Fun Carnival – Xiamen Stop" was held at the main venue of the Global Fun Carnival Xiamen Stop.
Hundreds of travel agency leaders and tourist guide representatives from Xiamen and the surrounding cities were participating in the fair.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Nanyin , the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Xiamen and Quanzhou

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Nanyin

the Intangible Cultural Heritage of the world

living fossil of ancient Chinese music

In Xiamen and Quanzhou, Nanyin Music has close ties with ancient imperial music,Buddhist music, poetic rhythm, and drama tune. For hundreds of years it has been handed down by oral instruction and spread from Quanzhou to other parts of Fujian,Taiwan Province, and among overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia and Europe.




Wednesday, August 25, 2010

7 things to do in Xiamen Gulangyu Island, Surfing Detailed Gulangyu Map

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Here we have a detailed and comprehensive tourist map of Gulangyu Island, clearly showing the layout of the scenic area with mapping all roads, and marking the location of tourist attractions in this area vividly with beautiful pictures. This map can be a great guide for your tour of Gulangyu Island, which is located opposite to the urban Xiamen City, has won the reputation of "Garden on the Sea". Besides, there is a list of seven necessary things to do on the Island.

And here is the 7 things must do in Gulangyu Island :

1. Learning some Hokkie ( Minnan Dilect , same as Taiwan Dilect)

2.Making the Kungfu Tea with Local People

3. Finding a favorable Alley for a stroll

4.Visiting one of the Former Residences of Famous People

5. Eating the local food 'mazi'

6.Going for a concert

7.Reserve a room facing the sea , though not many left; or choose a coffee house near the sea

Monday, August 16, 2010

Qixi Festival --- Chinese Valentines' Day

The meet of two lovers who can only happen once a year , a sad and beautiful story from ancient China , still influences China and Overseas Chinese nowadays .

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Qixi Festival (literally "The Night of Sevens"), also known as Magpie Festival, falls on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month on the Chinese calendar; thus its name.  It is sometimes called Chinese Valentine's Day in recent decades. This year the day falls in 16th Aug,2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

A Hotel Executive On How To Get Good Service

I totally agree on the points this article from 'Wall Street Journal'  gives for travellers staying in hotels , a good connection with  hotel at the beggining makes you easier to deal anything in the future .    To stay happier , to stay smarter ...    Magic Haijing, Xiamen Hotels First Blog Present:


Paul James, global brand leader at St. Regis Hotels and Resorts, estimates that he spends no less than 150 nights a year in hotel rooms. His experience goes well beyond his own company's brand; he often checks out the competition by staying at other hotels.



Over time, Mr. James has developed anumber of tricks to make sure his hotel stays are comfortable. For instance, after booking a room online, he immediately follows up with a phone call to the hotel's concierge. His aim: to request a room that will suit him.
'Unless you're at an airport hotel, you'll find that there are a vast number of shapes and designs of rooms within the raft of standard or deluxe rooms,' he says. Sometimes he wants to ensure there's a large work table; occasionally, he wants extra room with a crib for his son. And because he's over six feet tall, he always makes sure to ask for a king-sized bed.


In London, the World's New 'Most Expensive' Home?

Never instrested in such things but it really looks big , Wall Street Journal gives out  the most expensive house in the world , so we watch , Magic Haijing, Xiamen Hotels First Blog Present:


It looks like Candy Spelling has been one-upped. A six-bedroom penthouse at London's tony One Hyde Park commanded £140 million, or about $220 million, Luxist reports. And this deal comes before the four-building project is even complete: It is due to be finished by the end of the year.







According to Luxist, that makes it world's priciest piece of residential real estate-when measuring current listings and sales-pushing Ms. Spelling's $150 million asking price for her bigger-than-big Los Angeles mansion down a slot. The deal also makes the U.S. look, well, like a bargain: In what is believed to be the biggest residential sale, a Texas executive paid $46.5 million for a 3,500-acre Colorado ranch earlier this year.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Xiamen Philharmonic Ochestra Updates Chinese Valentines Day Concert

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Xiamen Philharmonic Ochestra updated its August's hit concert , the Chinese Valentine's day concert .  19:30:00pm 16August .    All you have to do is to buy the ticket and listen to the first counter tenor in China , Xiao Ma.



Here is a clip from Xiao Ma's performance in  Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro (the Marriage of Figaro) ,he palyed as Cherubino in a modern version

Thursday, July 29, 2010

China's hotel star ranking system under increased scrutiny

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Xiamen is becoming more and more international , I just heard Star Bucks is opeing two stores in Xiamen soon.   More international hotel brands are not strange to people in Xiamen .   And here is one article from China Daily talking about China's hotel status , interesting :


BEIJING, July 27 (Xinhuanet) -- China is planning to accelerate a mechanism with which to strip poorly run hotels of their star rankings in order to protect the image of all the 15,000 star-rated hotels across the country, a top tourism official said on Monday.




Anonymous customers' opinions will be considered for the first time along with those of industry experts when evaluating a star-rated hotel's qualification, said Du Jiang, deputy head of the National Tourism Administration of China.


Hotels already endowed with a star status will be subject to quality checkups every three years, instead of the current five year period aimed at identifying problems and fixing them, he said.


The news came days after the announcement that the Hilton Chongqing was to be stripped of its five-star status for reportedly permitting a venue for prostitution to operate on its premises.


The announcement, posted on the administration's website last Friday, said the hotel's actions have "seriously damaged the image of China's star-rated hotels and generated a bad influence".


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Classic Music in Xiamen , Bit More Added to Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra , August

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Almost forget to tell you that there are free concert tickets this month end till beggining of August ,


 
 
Got the news from Whatsonxiamen.com ,  The 5th Gulangyu Piano Festival & National Youth Piano Competition kicked off 26th July to 4th August.

9 concerts will be held during the piano festival. According to the organizing committee, they will give out 660 free tickets to the public.

The 9 concerts are:

1. Concert by Young Musicians born in the 80s from Gulangyu Island: 19:30, 24th July, 2010
2. Opening concert of 5th Gulangyu Piano Festival: 19:30, 26th July 22, 2010
3. Joseph Banowetz Piano Recital: 19:30, 27th July 22, 2010
4. David D’or Vocal Concert: 19:30, 28th July 22, 2010
5. Piano Concert by Zhou leping and Zhou Leting: 19:30, 29th July, 2010
6. Gala Concert of the 2nd National Youth Piano Competition Amateur Group: 14:30, 30th July, 2010
7. Final of National Youth Piano Competition Professional Group 1: 19:30, 2nd August, 2010
8. Final of National Youth Piano Competition Professional Group 2: 19:30, 3rd August, 2010
9. Gala Concert of the 2nd National Youth Piano Competition Professional Group: 14:30, 4th July, 2010

The public can get the tickets at Gulangyu Music Hall from 9:00-11:00 & 15:00-17:00 on 23rd July, ticket booking hotline is: 0592-2065466, 2571090, every one can get 2 tickets.
 
For August , in Xiamen there will be one more exciting concert to attend , that is the Chinese Valentine's Day Concert ,  August 15 .

It was such a beautiful story about two lovers who has only a chance to meet each other on 7th of July of Lunar Calendar as a punishment to against lord of earth.  The day happens to fall on 16th Aug  this year and the concert is on 15th of Aug.  There are so many wonderful  lover's  solos here , the most important , is Xiao Ma, the first countertenor of China.  He is someone many of you may know him from his popular video clips on the internet, in particularly, the piece he palyed as Cherubino in a modern version of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro (the Marriage of Figaro). 'He is the national treasure of China,' commented The Chicago Tribune.


The concert covers both classic Opera solos and Chinese Lovers’ songs ,  Can't miss it!
'Double 7' Chinese Valentine's Day Concert
Date:     2010-08-15
Location:      Concert Hall of Xiamen International Conference Hall
Conductor:      Fu Renchang
Performance:      Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra
Falsetto Tenor:Xiao Ma
Tenor:          Gao Chuan
selections : 'West City Story' ,' Romeo and Juliet', < Voi che sapete che cosa e amor? > from 'Le Nozze di Figaro', < Una furtiva lagrima > from 'L'elisir D'amore', < Nessun Dorma! > from 'Turandot'  and many more
Resoruse:    http://www.whatsonxiamen.com/event1602.html
http://www.xmxpo.cn/



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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The First Armani Hotel , Part of the World's Highest Skyscraper

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Back in the good old days, it was enough for a billionaire designer at the top of his or her game to own a super-yacht, a private island, a Manhattan penthouse, a Tuscan villa and a chalet in Gstaad.

Not any more. To truly be a 21st century, global lifestyle superstar you need to own a hotel, as well.

-----Hilary Alexander, Fashion Director of telegraph.co.uk said so


Here is the first Armani Hotel in the world ,   located in Burj  Khalifa , tallest skycrapper



The Arabic meaning for the word Burj is 'tower', which is why the Burj Khalifa is also known as the 'Tower of Dubai'. The Burj Khalifa was built at an estimated cost of $1.5bn.


Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Marina Bay Sands, New Giant of Hotel World 2010



People talk about the hotels,   from here , Xiamen to  the world , the most luxury ones , Burj Al Arab , the Emirates Palace Hotel and etc.     What happened in 2010 , the new giant of the hotel world , the Marina Bay Sands ? From mouth to mouth , it is the hottest one of our time , now.

Marina Bay Sands is an integrated resort fronting Marina Bay in Singapore. Developed by Las Vegas Sands, it is billed as the world's most expensive standalone casino property at S$8 billion (US$5.7 billion), including cost of the prime land.

It  features a 2,560-room hotel, a 120,000 sq.m. convention-exhibition center, The Shoppes mall, an Art & Science museum, two Sands Theatres, six "celebrity chef" restaurants, two floating pavilions, a casino with 500 tables and 1,600 slot machines. The complex is topped by a 340m-long SkyPark with a capacity of 3,900 people and a 150m infinity swimming pool, set on top of the world's largest public cantilevered platform, which overhangs the north tower by 67m.

The Marina Bay Sands (MBS) integrated resort celebrated its opening on 23Jun,2010 with a lavish bash, but not before its owner made an even more glittering prediction: Just as the resort's towers have transformed the skyline, the IR will 'forever change' Singapore's image and give the country's tourism industry a major fillip.

Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson called the US$5.7 billion (S$7.92 billion) facility a game-changer for tourism here, and added that after all is said and done, he expects between 125,000 and 150,000 people to visit it each day, a record for parent company Las Vegas Sands' (LVS) properties worldwide.


Don't look down: A guest swims in the infinity pool of the Skypark that tops the Marina Bay Sands hotel towers - 55 storeys over the city of Singapore

Grand Millennium Beijing Hotel receives 5-Star Rating


Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc (M&C) added another star to its premiere ‘Grand Millennium’ brand today, with the official 5-star accreditation of the Grand Millennium Beijing. The accreditation not only cements the hotel' s promise of world class accommodation to guests, but also reinforces M&C’s standing at the forefront of the Chinese hospitality industry.


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Swire Coca Cola JJ Texas Golf Scramble 2010 Xiamen Highlights

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Never to say anything more , would rather let all these pictuers tell you the 2nd Swire Coca Cola JJ Texas Golf Scramble 2010 Xiamen Highlights. Last Saturday , ( 26Jun,2010) , a non-stop Golf fun plus night party in JJ bar in Xiamen wrote down all the fun and laughters you can have in your life.
 







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Friday, June 11, 2010

Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)(Esto es África) FIFA World Cup Anthem 2010

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Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)(Esto es África) was officially chosen as the anthem of FIFA World Cup 2010. About this Shakira said "I am  honored that 'Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)' was chosen to be part of  the excitement and the legacy of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.



Tuesday, June 8, 2010

2010 Football FIFA World Cup All Schedule

South Africa World Cup All Schedule,  Chinese CCTV will present the whole games , most of the games at2:30am and 22:00pm China Time.   In Millennium Harbourview Hotel Xiamen , you will have all these , at ease.




Group A
Match Date - Time Venue




1 11/06 16:00 Johannesburg - JSC South Africa South Africa
Mexico Mexico
2 11/06 20:30 Cape Town Uruguay Uruguay
France France
17 16/06 20:30 Tshwane/Pretoria South Africa South Africa
Uruguay Uruguay
18 17/06 20:30 Polokwane France France
Mexico Mexico
33 22/06 16:00 Rustenburg Mexico Mexico
Uruguay Uruguay
34 22/06 16:00 Mangaung/Bloemfontein France France
South Africa South Africa

Soccer World Cup 2010 Right Here waiting , wherever in Beijing Shanghai and Xiamen

 

Celebrate with Beers and Cheers at 2010 FIFA World Cup in Millennium Hotels in China, Beijing , Shanghai or Xiamen ...

Millennium Harbourview Hotel Xiamen


This is the all-American Hollywood bar
Make it the best choice for celebrating the World Cup
Fully let loose and get into the cheer of 2010 FIFA world cup
Special Promotion: all kinds of beer are buy one get one free the whole night long

For more information or a reservation, please contact:
(86 592)202 3333 ext. 6680


Saturday, June 5, 2010

The 1000 Most-visited Sites on the Web by Google Ad Planner

Two news , facebook overcomes  google , Apple passes Microsoft.  The internet world is becoming more and more active .
I checked Googel's reports on 100 most -visited sites on the web , 26 Chinese web sites found.   Wow !
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from Google's Ad  Planner top 1000 sites :
You can see a list of the largest 1000 sites worldwide, based on Unique Visitors (users), as measured by Ad Planner. This list is updated monthly as new Ad Planner datasets are released. The list defines sites as top-level domains

Friday, June 4, 2010

Singapore Seafood Festival Arrives in Harbour Cafe , Millennium Hotel Xiamen

The excitement of the Singapore Seafood Festival that begins here in Millennium Xiamen  Hotel during June 4th to 11th.

Meanwhile from Beijing  to Shanghai , same Singapore Food Festival launched at Millennium Hotels .




Singapore Seafood Festival comes to Grand Millennium Beijing's CBD

Along with Singapore Seafood Festival in Millennium Harbourview Hotel Xiamen , Grand Millennium Beijing will launch the Sinagapore Seafood Festival at the same time , Jun4th- Jun 13th.




Singapore Seafood Festival comes to CBD Indulge in the culinary offerings of savoury Singapore cuisine at our Singapore Seafood Festival at CBD. Tuck into perennial favourites Chilli Crab, Crispy Squids, Drunken Prawns and more while you sip on Singapore's
critically acclaimed Tiger Beer.
Singapore Seafood Festival is from 4 June to 13 June
and is available Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch
Buffet at CBD.
Lunch Buffet at RMB 166 + per person
Dinner Buffet at RMB 216+ per person
Sunday Brunch Buffet at RMB 298 + per person