David Powell

David Powell is a Xiamen-based writer versed in an eclectic set of topics, including China, business, tech, education and endurance sports. Stints in Italy, the United States and China give him insight into what makes us unique as well as an abiding interest in the social, cultural and economic events and habits that unite us.

David Powell

David Powell is a Xiamen-based writer versed in an eclectic set of topics, including China, business, tech, education and endurance sports. Stints in Italy, the United States and China give him insight into what makes us unique as well as an abiding interest in the social, cultural and economic events and habits that unite us.

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Historic Xiamen is packed with attractions, for peaceful moments or a rousing good time

Soul Bar’s house band features Filipino musicians covering modern Chinese and Western pop and rock hits

14 Jun 2018 - 11:30AM

Soul Bar’s house band features Filipino musicians covering modern Chinese and Western pop and rock hits

Historic Xiamen is packed with attractions, for peaceful moments or a rousing good time
Upscale hotels cater to the needs of business and leisure travellers

Xiamen has a wide selection of hotels to choose from, some of which cast a wide net, while others focus on particular segments

14 Jun 2018 - 11:30AM

Xiamen has a wide selection of hotels to choose from, some of which cast a wide net, while others focus on particular segments

Upscale hotels cater to the needs of business and leisure travellers
Haikou opens the way to a more intimate exploration of the ocean

Whether exploring the locale’s aquatic offerings, or embarking on a cruise overseas, Hainan’s capital city serves as the ideal launching point

30 May 2018 - 5:54PM

Whether exploring the locale’s aquatic offerings, or embarking on a cruise overseas, Hainan’s capital city serves as the ideal launching point

Haikou opens the way to a more intimate exploration of the ocean
Temperate climate enhances sporting appeal from golf to marathons and yachting to kiteboarding

Last year’s Tour of Hainan cycle race featured 20 professional teams from China and abroad

30 May 2018 - 5:49PM

Last year’s Tour of Hainan cycle race featured 20 professional teams from China and abroad

Temperate climate enhances sporting appeal from golf to marathons and yachting to kiteboarding
Food choices in Haikou make every meal a special occasion

The cuisine bears similarities to Cantonese-style cooking, but with distinctly local twists

30 May 2018 - 5:23PM

The cuisine bears similarities to Cantonese-style cooking, but with distinctly local twists

Food choices in Haikou make every meal a special occasion
Cultural and culinary treasures make exploring Haikou a joy

‘Coconut City’ offers tastes and handicrafts that can’t be found elsewhere

30 May 2018 - 5:25PM

‘Coconut City’ offers tastes and handicrafts that can’t be found elsewhere

Cultural and culinary treasures make exploring Haikou a joy
Vietnam’s tourism industry surges as economy booms
Vietnam’s emerging destinations draw the world to nation’s culture, beauty and heritage
Natural treasures enhance Jiuzhaigou National Park’s appeal
Chengdu’s popularity sparks an increase in new hotel openings, including many by top brands
Bay watch: Haitang Bay’s resorts rush to claim place at top table
Boom times: Yalong Bay’s luxury resorts cash in on idyllic location
Island charms: Wuzhizhou offers sea, sports and romance
Dadonghai Bay hotels in Sanya welcome more visitors as wellness travel trend catches on
Xiamen makes tracks for top-tier city status with three new subway routes
Bike-share companies flood Xiamen with app-controlled rides and competitive rates
Kulangsu Gallery on Gulangyu Island exhibits artefacts from Beijing’s Palace Museum
Xiamen’s luxury hotels expand services, upgrade menus and draw MICE with new tours and facilities
Xian hotels tailor their offerings to appeal to growing domestic business and leisure market
Five-star living: business and leisure travellers can choose from a wide range of high-end hotels
Wine and dine in Xiamen: city offers varied cuisine and many nightspots
A magnificent year-round destination: families bring children, corporate events increase and resorts expand services
Tour packages: families and less-seasoned travellers show faith in winning formula
Challenging courses place Sanya at the heart of golf in Asia
Wedding bells: honeymoon sector booms as  lovebirds flock to make most of the resorts
Perfect for families: tourism industry adapts to rise of multigenerational needs
Shanghai’s upscale lodgings market expected to continue impressive growth as the city adds attractions and events
Home help tells success story
12 May 2016 - 3:31PM
Home help tells success story
Humans 'control' the technology
Dance the night away in trendy Jingliu Road