2020 marks the 600th and 95th anniversary of the Forbidden City and the Palace Museum respectively 🎊

I’ve not visited, and like many of you have caught glimpses of this magnificent place from the movie The Last Emperor. Well would 2020 be a year to visit? As it marks the 600th and 95th anniversary of the Forbidden City and the Palace Museum (故宫博物馆, Gùgōng Bówùguǎn) respectively.

The Forbidden City is one of China’s foremost-protected cultural heritage sites, and in 1987 it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

2019 visitor numbers exceeded 19 million for the first time👇🏻

To commemorate the double anniversaries, you can look forward to seminars and exhibitions covering ancient architecture, calligraphy, paintings as well and Chinese and foreign civilizations. And also a series of film and television works! A busy year for the museum and would be visitors indeed!

The official website (link below) where you’ll find useful museum information such as – opening hours, special exhibitions, virtual tours (I just love these tours☺️), ticket prices, how to go etc.

Or like me, you can also follow them on Weibo (Chinese microblogging website, link enclosed below) for interesting facts and information as well as browse photos posted by visitors. Seasonal facts such as “where to find the most/ best spots for ginkgo in the palace” are also posted there (I’ve enclosed the link below). Plus many many photos from their official Weibo site. Enjoy!

https://en.dpm.org.cn/

https://weibo.com/u/1655363172

https://card.weibo.com/article/m/show/id/2309404037413503660170?_wb_client_=1

A vlog on drying persimmons – by a popular Chinese blogger and internet celebrity

Just before this post, I published a post on Japanese persimmons which are in season now.

For the drying process (very similar between China and Japan), watch a video (below) by a popular Chinese blogger and internet celebrity- Li Ziqi 李子柒.

She has a huge following on YouTube, Weibo (the Chinese equivalent for microblogging). She makes vlogs of daily life especially in the Chinese countryside. If you’re interested in learning more about China – culture, food etc, you may find her YouTube channel useful. Click on this link to read more about her. https://www.google.com.hk/amp/s/amp.scmp.com/lifestyle/entertainment/article/3027602/behind-scenes-li-ziqi-mysterious-chinese-internet-celebrity

Her vlog on drying persimmons on YouTube has 36 million views!
https://youtu.be/QHTnuI9IKBA

Hope you’ll find her vlogs useful, interesting and as some viewers have commented on YouTube…relaxing and therapeutic ☺️

圣诞集市VLOG|新加坡设计师的圣诞集市 |A visit to a Christmas Market organized by Etsy Craftivist Singapore

Welcome to my guest post! I’m Didarlin from Henan province, China and I’m currently studying in Singapore. Follow me as I share lifestyle and travel blogs of China and Singapore. Check out my recent visit to a Christmas market organized by Etsy SG!

步入12月,新加坡的街道、商场都被圣诞气氛笼罩。闪烁的小彩灯,笑容满面的“圣诞老人”,大大的圣诞树,随处可见。

而新加坡的设计师们,在11月末开展了一场圣诞集市活动,吸引人们驻足围观,并顺便为圣诞节挑选礼物、购买装饰品。

圣诞创意集市

先来看一看vlog,感受一下现场热闹的气氛吧!

Watch my vlog on the Christmas market😊

集市上有各种各样的摊位,琳琅满目的创意作品让人眼花缭乱。

形状特别的杯子,手工编织的抱枕和项链、耳环等饰品,全是出自新加坡的设计师之手。这些作品,充分展示了设计师们的创意与灵感。

其中有一个展台非常有趣,将54种新加坡的传统食物做成了海报,引得大家纷纷驻足观赏。

手写卡片,可以送给朋友、亲人,当做圣诞祝福的贺卡。

还有不到一个月就是圣诞节了,你准备好迎接它了吗?