潘家園蚤の市

  [by Teo Cheng Huat in Beijing] Revisit PanJiaYuan flea market , south of beijing city. More stalls but less crowds due to the cold weather and Covid situation. There are more locals than foreigners ever since the virus, many foreigners had left the city to go back to their own country. Many friends and their friends were unable to continue living in China as most visa are not approved. Others whom had complete their employment contract are not able to continue and had to be transfer back to their own country. Occasionally there are more people visiting attractions, parks, museum, arts district and shopping centre when the virus cases […]

初めての検疫体験

  [by teo cheng huat, beijing] We had to get a COVID swap test 48 hours before we take the morning flight from Singapore to China. Went to  a nearby clinic appointed by ministry of health to do the test and result came back ‘negative’ so we are all clear to fly. Changi Airport is pretty much empty as there is only 1 flight  a week flying from Singapore to Shanghai. Flight time was push 1 hour earlier and in-flight meal was canceled for health safety reason. Arrived in Shanghai in the afternoon on the 8th of October 2021 at Shanghai HongQiao International airport. Upon arrival, we were directed to […]

rip remembering mom

  [by TeoCheng Huat in beijing] My mom passed away on the 6th September 2021. Fainted at home while cooking and was in a coma when send to the hospital. So sad I did not make it to see her before she passed. As there were no direct flight from Beijing to Singapore we had to book a flight to Shanghai Hongqiao airport instead, took a cab to Shanghai Pudong international airport to get the earliest flight to Singapore. Flight was delayed for 8 hours as it was held back for not clearing health clearance in Japan. It was then that my sister send us a message telling us the […]

夏のグランピングイベントと山でのコヴィッドテスト

  [by teo cheng huat in beijing] Summer camping event at ZhangJiaKou District in ChiCheng County 178km from the city northern mountainous areas of beijing. This venue is actually a snow resort, 1300 metres above sea level and is called SNOWLAND, its has a runway for helicopter and aeroplane and a clubhouse that houses a few restaurants , exhibition halls and lounge areas.  The glamping event site is right in front of the clubhouse of around 1000 campers and 30 plus stores. Is the first time the owner decided to organise theis glamping event so there are many areas to be improve. However because it is a new camping site, […]

栗の木の庭

[by Teo Cheng Huat in Beijing] A weekend visit to the Chestnut Garden of Bohai Town in Huairou District north of the city. This is a very special garden perserved and open to the publis free of charge. Its’ main attractions are the 33 old chestnut trees that survive from the Ming and Qing dynasties. The oldest chestnut tree is 890 years old and the youngest are between 300 to 500 years old. Every years the village held the chestnut festival to harvest and sells the chestnuts from these old trees. The money collected are use to perserve and maintain the garden.                  […]

ファンサン地区でのグランピング

[by Teo Cheng Huat in beijing] Glamping event at Fuga Camp in FangShan District, Beijing. More than 10 thousands campers and visitor came for the 4 days 3 nights event. There are about 100 sourvenir store, mobile cafe, shops selling from furniture , clothes and even electric car! The organiser has arrange live broadcast inside the camp site and lots of individual performance by campers with their guitar and instructment. The kids has lot of fun and so are the little dogs. Leng , my wife and myself were involve in looking after the store set up by Fuga Farm. We were selling vegetable and herbs from the farm as […]

フィッシング・ポンド

      [by Teo Cheng Huat in Beijing] Digging a old pond to make a bigger and deeper pond for lure fishing at the Fuga Camp site in FangShan District , south west of beijing city. The pond is one of the new acitivity introduce to campers. Member is suppose to catch and release using artificial bait. Only 1 fish is allow to be taken away. The new pond is 80 metres in length and 45 metres wide with the  deepest area at 3 metres. It will takes 3 days to fill up and another 2 weeks to do the surrounding landscaping.