Greetings from Beijing: Part 1

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In the following post, I will write something and upload some pictures about my trip to Beijing.Beijing is the capital of China – a huge city but not as modern as Shanghai as I would say. Being here for 3-4 days, I could observe how the people thrive in this city, how transportation works and night life in Beijing.

People – I don’t know about others but in my view, people here tend to be polite and friendly. If you notice the way they speak, it sounds like very rude but that’s the way they speak. When you say “Thank You”, they will always say “You’re welcome” in Mandarin – something very rare in Malaysia.

Transportation – Most people commute using bicycles. There are lots of public buses, taxis but very few motorcycles. And since the main form of transportation is bicycle, there is a dedicated bicycle lane almost every road – which I think is very effective in reducing road fatalities. There are lots of cars with majority driving Volkswagen (considered Chinese national car), Audi, Hyundai (as taxi) and Ford. I rarely see QQ (1st Chinese national car – like Proton in Malaysia) on the roads.

Night life – Plenty of cafes, bars and pubs in the city with Western brands like Starbucks thriving in this city. There is a street (near Hutong) which houses bars and pubs which is very popular among tourists.


The Beijing Airport Terminal. Loads of buses awaiting the arrival of tourists like us.

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A travel addict and food junkie. When he is not traveling, he loves penning his thoughts on his latest adventures, whether food, places or anything that fascinates him. His travelogues often include intriguing photos that capture the moments as he believes a photo speaks thousand words.

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