home and/or retirement home in Xiamen, China
will be making a trip to Xiamen on 14 July 2007. I intend to
do 3 things during my trip there:
Check out on my RV apartment.
Venture out of Xiamen. I have been to Xiamen a number of times
but have not venture to other parts of the Fujian province.
This time round, I intend to visit the Hakka settlements
in Yong Ding as well as the famous Wuyishan mountains.
Make local arrangements for those of you who would like to
visit Xiamen as well. I encourage you to visit from 19 - 22
July and stay within Xiamen only.
out of Xiamen
is but just a city in the province of Fujian. I will arrive
in Xiamen on 14 July and intend to visit two of the most famous
and prominent places of interest in this province which are
the Hakka settlement and the Wuyishan mountains.
are a normadic group of people in China and have moved and settled
all over China unlike the other dialect groups which have more
or less settled in one place.
in Fujian have built very interesting houses where they have
chosen to settle down, mostly in the region of Yong Ding. They
have retained very interesting cultural and architectural traits
are how some of the houses and day to day living activities look
Hakka Roundhouses at YongDing, Fujian
The other major
place of interest that I intend to visit is the WuyiShan in north
Fujian where the famous Wuyishan is located. Wuyishan is one
of the most important and scenic mountain ranges in China and
is famous for it's interesting geological features as well as
low hanging cloud which has combined to be the inspiration for
poets, painters, photographers and authors over the years.
up in Xiamen
will return to Xiamen by 19 July 2007 so that I can meet
up with you if you are making the trip. I encourage you to
make a 4-day trip to Xiamen so that you can be familiar with
the living anvironment in Xiamen and the surrounding areas.
you are travelling from Singapore, then Free and Easy packages
sold by many travel agents that include flights and hotels
are the best offers currently. They should be selling at
about $S650 including return air-tickets, 3N accomodation,
airport transfers and breakfasts. Please contact me if you would
want me to make arrangements.
you are outside China or already in China, we can meet on
the date of 19 July 2007 in Xiamen. I can make local accomodation
arrangements for you if you would like.
happens in Xiamen?
will be your suggested itinery in Xiamen:
Nightscene of Xiamen and Gulangyu
1: Arrival and transfer to hotel. Night at own leisure (Suggestion:
2: Visit to Developer and transfer to shuttle to visit development.
Return to Xiamen for discussion on purchase options. Rest
of afternoon and night at own leisure (Suggestion: City tour,
Gulangyi, Foot massage)
3: Visit to a hot spring spa or enjoy shopping at the many
department stores or have coffee at a lakeside. (Optional).
4: Return to Singapore or continue on to other destinations.
note that it is Summer in China now and weather is expected to be hot.
Drink lots of water and bring light clothings only.
is expected at small shops and stalls. Do not consume water directly
from the pipe in China. Buy mineral water which are sold
all over the city.