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Canon EXPO 2016 Shanghai

An Expo, it’s huge, attractive, mind blowing and Delighting Us as always, this is Canon EXPO 2016 Shanghai held recently from 19th May 2016 to 22nd May 2016 at the Shanghai International Convention Centre. This is a very special Expo presented by Canon, it’s only held once every five years! Prior to their last stop in Shanghai, Canon EXPO had traveled around the world to major cities New York, Paris and Tokyo.

I was invited to Canon EXPO 2016 Shanghai as a member of the media, this was a very great honour for me to travel overseas, covering this huge and mind blowing Canon EXPO 2016 in Shanghai. It’s beyond amazing, it’s spectacular, the experiences were great and delightful. This media trip open my eyes really big, it allows me to learn, understand and know more about Canon beyond my current knowledge of Canon’s photography family consisting of DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, compact cameras, accessories and Canon’s printers. Canon’s various business groups are now also beyond just photography.

During the media briefing and opening ceremony, Mr Hideki Ozawa, President, Canon Asia Marketing Group, President & CEO, Canon (China) Co. Ltd and Mr Kazuto Ogawa, Managing Executive Officer of Canon Inc., Chief Operation Officer of Canon Asia Marketing Group, Executive Vice President of Canon (China) Co. Ltd, gave members of the media an insight into Canon EXPO 2016 Shanghai and what they can expect – unlimited delight at Canon EXPO. The Canon EXPO 2016 Shanghai was officially declared opened by Mr Fujio Mitarai, Chairman & CEO of Canon Inc, along with key Canon executives and distinguished guests.

After the official opening ceremony, we waited for our turn to begin our Canon EXPO 2016 Shanghai adventure! Let me bring you through a visual story journey of Canon EXPO 2016, a walk through the various exhibition themes, concepts and presentations. It’s more than just an EXPO to showcase Canon’s wide range of products and technologies, Past, Present and Future. Canon EXPO 2016 Shanghai is an Imaging Carnival, allowing your eyes to feast and enjoy the experiences, the connections, the communications between Canon’s products and services, to delighting you always in your journey with family and friends, in work and in leisure.

Starting my Canon EXPO 2016 Shanghai journey on the 7th floor of Shanghai International Convention Centre, there were 10 sectors for me to walk through them in sequence for my start of an experiential adventure with Canon.

  1. Canon History

Take a step back in time into history, a walk down Canon memory lane. A rich and comprehensive Canon history timeline on the wall on the right side as you walk, along with a number of historical and iconic Canon products that were on display on the left side. This is Canon’s rich history and achievements.

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2. Canon Now

Moving from history to the modern times, Canon Now shares with you Canon’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), their programs and efforts through Canon’s imaging technology, products and services in delivering the “Chinese Dream”. Here you can also see Canon (China) project titled “Discovering Beauty along the Silk Road”, amazing photographs and documentation.

Visitors would also be able to learn and know more about Canon in Asia, the programs and activities that had taken place in many countries in Asia. There was a segment inside Canon Now, that showcased Optical Technology, displaying the strength and diversity of Canon’s imaging technology, from the micro world to the far far away cosmic space.

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3. Moment

The Moment, whether it is the priceless moment or the moment in time, this is for everybody to celebrate, experience and enjoy photography, delighting and connecting with family, relatives and friends, through technology or print out a photography memory for them to keep.

Personally, as a photographer myself, this is probably one of my favourite segments because we love and live for the priceless photography moment. This was an experiential and immersive zone whereby you can try out the various Canon digital cameras and lenses, taking photographs of major cities around the world at the Connect Train, the Moment Studio where you can get a feel of a fall-down from a high altitude. A DIY Café to let you print your favourite photographs, decorate it with your artistic skills, frame it up as a gift for yourself or for your family, relatives and friends, all in a cosy café accompanied by coffee.B47X9518 B47X9527

4. Working Space

Canon’s colour printing solutions can be seen here at Working Space, from the small home office printer to big office multi-purpose printer solution. There is printing solution available for everybody, from photographers to businesses.

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5. Professional Imaging

Entering Canon’s Professional Imaging zone, I was blown away with my eyes wide open because my favourite toys were on display! The 4K Corner displaying Canon’s rich series of 4K products and solutions, the “Red Line” products for Professionals. I personally own a few Canon “Red Line” products, the L lenses from the Canon EF lenses family, therefore, I can testify to the quality of the Canon L lenses, part of the “Red Line” products family.

Another exciting part in this Professional Imaging zone was the Shooting Corner and Broadcasting Studio. In-lieu of the upcoming 2016 Rio Olympics, visitors were able to experience the life of a sports photographer. At the shooting corner, there were a number of Canon DLSR models and lenses mounted on tripods, the visitors were able to touch, feel and shoot gymnasts in action with them. This would be a great experience for those who were not into sports/action photography that they were able to try out the various Canon DSLR models and lenses for sports photography.

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Walk behind the gymnastics stage, the visitors can view the setup of a live broadcasting studio in action, a beautiful news commentator doing her broadcast live at Canon EXPO 2016 Shanghai, powered by Canon’s high performance video cameras and lenses for broadcasting television systems.

There was an elevated platform opposite the broadcasting studio setup, lined with a series of top end Canon EF prime L lenses and top end Canon DSLR cameras commonly seen in sports competitions around the world. Visitors can have a feel of what it was like being a sports photographer, learning and understanding more about the the Canon professional “Red Line” products.

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6. Healthcare

In this zone, visitors had a first glimpse of Canon’s business interests diversity beyond their cameras and printers business entities that most of us would know about Canon. In the healthcare zone, visitors would be able to know more about Canon’s medical business division, how Canon’s imaging technology plays a part in the medical machinery and devices in Radiology, Breast Imaging, Eye Care and Medical Information Cockpit.

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7. Security Solutions

Security in the modern era has taken on a lot more importance and significance around the whole world than before. Canon recognised the importance and potential of the security solutions business, thus they are expanding into this area. By combining Canon’s unique imaging technology strengths and capabilities, along with outstanding security solutions partners, visitors in the security solutions zone can get a first hand experience for themselves on how the security solutions would be like now and in the near future.

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8. Environment

Canon Group corporate philosophy of “Kyosei” can be seen in their commitments and actions that they embarked on for the Earth and her environment. In the Environment zone, visitors would be able to know more about Canon’s efforts and actions in environmental protection and having environmental friendly products.

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9. Cultural Protection

In the Cultural Protection zone, visitors can see view the “Tsuzuri Project – Cultural Heritage Inheritance Project”, a joint project organised by Canon and the Kyoto Culture Association (NPO). One of the zones that fascinated me deeply because I have strong and personal interest in the fields of heritage, culture, conservation and preservation with my Canon cameras.

The Tsuzuri Project aims to create high resolution facsimiles of cultural assets from Japan, making use of the high resolution facismiles that can be shown to the public to experience and enjoy, while allowing the original cultural assets to be kept in more favourable environments, preventing deterioration and ensuring that the rich and cultural heritage can be, and will be passed down to the future generations.

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10. Lens Experience

The lens experience zone is another experiential zone for visitors to get a hands on experience with the different types of Canon’s cameras, lenses and video products. With the beauty of the Huangpu river, Oriental Pearl Tower and Pudong district, visitors can take photos, look through the viewfinder/LCD screen, enjoying and having a delightful experience with Canon’s diverse range of imaging technology products.

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After the completion in exploring 10 different zones on the 7th floor of Shanghai International Convention Centre, I quickly rush to the 1st floor to enter Canon’s “Beyond High Image Quality” zone, it’s about Canon’s future imaging display beyond high image quality. This was something that I am very eagerly looking forward to with lots of excitement and eyes wide open. What am I am able to see with my eyes, through my photographs that I can share to the whole world on the future of Canon’s imaging technology?

High Definition Large Format Print “Airport”

First and foremost, the first Canon showcase upon entering the “Beyond High Image Quality” zone totally blew me away when I stood there, looking, admiring and observing a high definition large format print “Airport”.

Just by looking at the high definition large format print, I had the feeling that I am actually at the Airport right now! Using the word “amazing” would be an understatement to the very high quality and standards of that high definition large format print, this is indeed beyond high image quality, it’s like the real thing in life.

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As a photographer, it would be a big big dream come true, if you have a special and delightful photograph that is printed in this High Definition Large Format, showcased and displayed in this huge format. For now, I would continue taking photographs and producing stories, while continuing to dream of this “Airport”.

Next Generation PRO Inkjet Printer

The next generation of Canon’s inkjet printers now join Canon’s Red Line family of products, showing their professional class and quality of Canon’s imaging technology and image quality.

High Resolution Printing / Printing with Wide Dynamic Range

Experience the world of Canon’s high resolution printing, the quality, sharpness and wide dynamic range from Canon’s newly developed pigment inks. The Canon ecosystem, starting from the input of Canon’s imaging technology, EOS cameras, sharpness and clarity from the Red Line family, the EF L lenses, putting them into Canon’s world of high resolution printing. This is the journey, the delightful experience of Canon imaging, from taking and producing the photograph, to printing and sharing your photography works.

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120 Megapixel EOS Camera

The number is 120, yes, a Canon EOS concept DSLR model with a 120 megapixel CMOS Sensor! The one and only of its kind in the world, shown to the world at Canon EXPO 2016 Shanghai. The future of ultra high image quality is upon us in the years ahead.

Would this 120 Megapixel Canon EOS camera be available in the next 5 years? Your guess is as good as mine. The recent Canon DSLRs that were launched, the Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R are equipped with 50.6 megapixel CMOS sensor. Maybe the 120 megapixel Canon EOS camera might be available in the next 5 years!

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Gallery – Power of Printing / Shanghai Printing World

Enter into the world of prints, feel and experience the power of the prints on display. This zone showcased Canon’s input/output collaboration and Canon’s specialised printed products featuring advanced printing technologies for various industries.

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Canon Super Creative Printing

The power and quality of Canon’s imaging technology, armed with the combination of Canon texture capturing and imaging processing technology with OCE’s elevation printing technology, this is Canon’s super creative printing, producing previously impossible textures.

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The 8K World

Welcome to the future world of 8K, the standards that would be entering the society in the years to come. Visitors at the 8K World got to experience various 8K technology and standards with their 8K Projection “8K Ride”, HDR 4K Display, 8K Display, 8K Movie Image Sample Print, 8K Camera Solution and a 360 degree Imaging and Sound arena.

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Enriching the World through Innovative Imaging

The world ahead is getting more connected with innovation, technology and internet. Through innovative imaging, our future world can be very different from the world today. Technologies such as Mixed Reality (MREAL) Stage, the Versatile Collaboration System and Rich Collaboration System.

How we work and live, how we communicate, how we get our jobs done, this zone gave a glimpse into the trends and future of how the society might be like/would be like.

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Walking out at the end of the exhibition hall on the 1st floor of Shanghai International Convention Centre, I had a lot of products, things, technologies, trends, future to absorb, digest, compile, write and share on my thoughts and feelings on current Canon’s family of products, the future of imaging technology, 8K World and innovative imaging.

Canon’s slogan “Delighting You Always” can be seen and felt in their products, marketing, support and services, it was brought to another higher level at Canon EXPO 2016 Shanghai. The Internet of Things is opening up new worlds and Canon Group recognises the importance and significance for the future growth and expansion of their businesses.

The Canon ecosystem, Canon’s Internet of Things, the inputs and outputs, their diverse range of products and services, put together in Canon EXPO 2016 Shanghai – Experiencing, Communicating, Educating, Engaging, Exciting, Entertaining, Participating, Getting closer to each other between people & people, people & things, things & things. The relationship and ecosystem between Canon, their products and their customers, get closer and inter-connected right now, even more so in the future with the power of technology and the Internet of Things.

Delighted and excited I am, after visiting Canon EXPO 2016 Shanghai, it’s a real eye-opener, understanding and learning more about Canon and its diverse business entities, the trends and future. I am looking forward to the year 2020 when Canon holds their next EXPO in Tokyo! I hope that I am able to visit Canon EXPO again in the future, continuing my visual story telling with Canon EOS camera and lenses.


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Reflections on my Shanghai Holiday

It had been a few weeks since I came back from my Shanghai trip. This holiday was a very much needed personal holiday, no words can describe how much I needed it. Neither would the reasons behind it be written down here.

Travelling to China and witnessing its growth, it dawned upon me how much we can learn from travelling to different countries. The culture, the natural and man-made environment, people, local cuisine and lifestyle. Taking many photographs of the place I visited, gave me many great memories and friendships. The photos I took at the heritage listed/protected Zhou Zhuang and Zhu Jia Jiao Canal Towns were some of the better photographs I have taken since I travelled around for some time. I was happy with my photo taking and I am looking foward to improve my photography skills even further.

Moving foward, I would love to return back to Shanghai for another holiday, date and time to be confirmed. There are still many places in Shanghai and its nearby provinces and cities that I have not visited.

I would love to visit these 2 exotic locations, namely, Bhutan and Tibet. It takes some time to plan, looking for photography companions as well as time and resources allocation.

Thanks for reading my Shanghai holiday trip.

Looking foward to write up on new events that I took recently.

Shanghai Holiday Day 5 ~ 3rd February 2007

It’s time to return home …….

Woke up in the morning, started packing up my luggage after my shower, squeezing in gifts from friends in China, food and fruits into my luggage. Had my hearty big breakfast and walked around, taking photos of my surroundings, taking down memories of my 5 wonderful days of adventure.

I also took photographs of my cousin and her colleagues in Shanghai, giving them something to remember when I would print out the photographs for them when my cousin returns to Shanghai for another business trip with the photos.

However, before I went to the airport, I stopped by the factory outlet again and spent a bit of time there shopping. I bought some long sleeve sports tee-shirt as I always love jumpers since my uni days in Australia, whereby I would always be looking out for a Canterbury jumper. I wanted to look for a business suit set but due to time constraints, I did not buy it.

Finally, it’s time ……. After lunch, departed for the airport. We left early, in order to avoid the potential traffic jam Shanghai city might face. Along the way, I fixed on my 70-200mm F4 L and took pictures of different districts of Shanghai and Pudong International Airport.

After checking in and clearing immigration, we waited for our Singapore Airlines flight back home. In about 6 hours, we were home sweet home.

Shanghai Holiday Day 4 ~ 2nd February 2007

Shanghai Old Town ~ Temple of the Town Gods

Today was not a day of many planned different visits. It was more of a relaxing day without much rushing around. In the morning, I was strolling my way around the office and factory area, playing with the dog in the compound, enjoying the sights of the housing and way of life nearby the office.

In the afternoon, after lunch with the office folks (great cooking by Auntie). We went to Shanghai to look at this area called the Old Town, whereby the Temple of the Town Gods is located.

Before reaching there, we drove pass a famous nightlife spot in Shanghai, known as Xingtiandi, there wasn’t much activities when we drove past it. This “happening hotspot” was one of my planned places of visit and I had not visited it yet. Therefore, I would plan and make a return trip to Shanghai to explore the other locations.

Driving into the Temple of Town Gods area, it was full of people, nearby was a shopping district, pretty cool. Inside the arena, there were beautiful buildings that were preserved and there were different sights inside. There were food outlets, retail shops, shopping outlets etc etc. We got to the Temple of the Town Gods main entrance but due to time constraints, we didn’t go inside the temple and tour. Looking and walking around more, we moved on towards a facttory outlet location.

Upon reaching the factory outlet location, I was impressed by the brands establishing a factory outlet. There were many international brands and they range from working attires to outdoor gear. Just a quick browse as my cousin got a company dinner to attend.

At the company dinner, a tradition for the staff to enjoy (similar to our annual dinner), lots of drinking and lots of food. A real eye-opener on the different eating cultures on such occasions, the food was plentiful and they just stacked it on top of another. Another cultural lesson received, priceless.

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Jin Mao Tower – Pudong District

The Pudong and Puxi Districts in the heart of Shanghai, along with the Bund, displayed the might and beauty of Shanghai. These areas are a must for every traveller to visit and feel the beauty, culture, history and development of Shanghai.

We had dinner in one of the Shanghai suburbs, a food court in a shopping centre. Initially, I wasn’t too keen on the idea as I had enough of food courts in sunny Singapore. However, it wasn’t too bad after all, instead of paying at the food stalls, you had to purchase a pre-paid value card at the cashier before proceeding to order and pay for the food. The food had a fair bit of variety and it was pretty good. There was a Singapore food section in the food court too.

After that, we proceed to our destination for the night, Jin Mao Tower. Jin Mao Tower is a 88 storey building that stands tall and proud in the Lujiazui area of Pudong District. There are offices and the Grand Hyatt Hotel is also part of Jin Mao Tower from 53 to 87 floors. More information on Jin Mao Tower can be read from these 2 web links:

(1)Jin Mao Building – Wikipedia
(2)China Jin Mao Group Co Ltd

We landed on the 87th floor, a bar known as Cloud 9, it was a really very beautiful bar, with great views of the night sceneries of Shanghai. Although the minimum charge for visitors (non-hotel guests) was 120RMB + tax per person, it wasn’t going to spoil our night chill out. My cousin and her colleagues were also with us for the night and we had fun walking around the Cloud 9, enjoying the different views.

We had a great time, drinking and having some pretty desserts. A great place to chill out and unwind, we were there early (9pm++ approx) and it wasn’t too crowded yet. After 10pm, the crowds started strolling in and it became a lively bar.

Soon, it was time to go back, we stopped by on the 56rd floor of Grand Hyatt and looked up at the atrium, a “spiral cone” of the hotel section, a postcard picture that is a common sight in any tourist information. I would plan to visit the restaurants and cafe as well as the 88th floor, the Skywalk Observation Deck.

A great day 3, had enjoyed myself thoroughly.

Shanghai Holiday Day 3 ~ 1st February 2007 Afternoon


Zhu Jia Jiao Canal Town

After visiting Sheshan, we went to another canal town, known as Zhu Jiao Jiao, in the province of Shanghai. The canal town is similar to Zhou Zhuang Ancient Town in Jiangsu Province.

Zhu Jiao Jiao is one of the tourist attraction in the outskirts of Shanghai district that is not that well publicised. In a way, it can work both directions, not too many tourists overcrowding a historical heritage area while the tourists (domestic and international) revenue coming in would be beneficial to boost the town holistically and cultural and historical preservation.

While I was walking inside this canal town, I found that the houses were much “younger” than the houses in Zhou Zhuang Ancient Town. The houses were in better conditions and the canals were a lot wider. The bridges linking different banks of the canal town were a lot higher than the bridges in Zhou Zhuang. That could probably be due to the bigger rivers and tributaries flowing through the whole town.

As I mentioned earlier in my Zhou Zhuang posting, every country in the modern world needs to take steps preserving their history and heritage, irregardless how young or old their country is. Visiting Zhou Zhuang and Zhu Jia Jiao had left a deep impression on me, a rich cultural experience and exchange.

I made a quick walk around the Zhu Jia Jiao as I was packing my schedule to maximise my districts visit. Took some photographs before we moved on towards back to Songjiang, whereby the Shanghai Film Studio is located.

Shanghai Film Studio

Before I started writing on the Shanghai Film Studio, when you watched movies/dramas that portrayed Old Shanghai, have you ever wondered where it was being filmed? That’s where I went, located in Songjiang District, the Shanghai Film Studio. I was keen to go there and have a feel of the filming location.

It was not just a filming arena, they also had their restricted acess, probably production and editing areas. The buildings though used for filming, was a very close replica of Old Shanghai, felt like walking down memory lane. When I was there in the afternoon, there was a filming going on, they were lots of cantonese being spoken and I reckoned they were from Hong Kong. I couldn’t spot any movie stars and I couldn’t really walked around more with the filming going on. Luckily before they were filming, I had quickly walked and took the photos.

This was the end of my afternoon agenda and we proceed with an afternoon tea at one of the teahouses before heading back to my accommodation for a rest and wash up before my night trip.

Shanghai Holiday Day 3 ~ 1st February 2007 Morning

SheShan

It’s been 3 days in Shanghai, had great fun exploring and understanding different cultures, experiences and food. After another lovely morning breakfast by Auntie, I embarked on another sightseeing tour around the outskirt districts of Shanghai. In the morning, I was brought to this area known as SheShan, 30km southwest of Shanghai.

This district does have a holiday designated area but we did not stop by and take a look. Instead, we went up the West Hill, drove up to a high plateau and disembarked. The views from the West Hill was awesome, even though it was a little bit foggy, we could still view the sights of the great massive space of land leading towards Shanghai.

There were a few interesting sights up there:

(1) SheShan Catholic Cathedral

(2) Jesuit Observatory (Tian Wen Tai)

(3) Cable car station that leads to the bottom of the hill and towards the East Hill

The Cathedral and Tian Wen Tai were historical monuments, each with their own glorious moments. The Cathedral was well taken care of when we went in and take a look inside the hall. No photography was allowed and the photographs I took were only the external facades.

As for the Tian Wen Tai, it is an observatory that had contributed to the history of ancient and modern China, great preservation of different eras of observatory instruments, used by the great astrolgers and scientists.

Great time exploring but that particular morning, the temperature was pretty low and with gusty winds blowing at our faces while we were on West Hill, it wasn’t long before we returned back to our car and headed towards Zhu Jia Jiao Canal Town.

To Be Continued ……….

Shanghai Holiday Day 2 ~ 31st January 2007 Night


Puxi District Night Sceneries

After my day trip to Zhou Zhuang Ancient Township, we returned back to Songjiang, had a rest and a quick shower before leaving for dinner in Shanghai.

Dinner was at one of restaurant in a shopping centre, located in the southwestern part of Shanghai, didn’t took down the name and take photos of the dinner I had. It was lovely food, just a little bit oily. I just loved the stir fried noodles.

After dinner, we split up, one group went to shop for goods and groceries while I went to Puxi District. When we drove towards the Puxi District, the beautiful lights of Pudong and Puxi District, lighting up the Huang Pu jiang, giving it a great aura of a modern cosmopolitian city that is able to retain its culture and history. There were many people along the Bund (as it known to the world), soaking in the cold winter night, taking photographs of Pudong District, chatting and having a great time. It is full of life and gives Shanghai the unique identity that stands out. If you ever visit Shanghai, it is a must for you to visit Pudong and Puxi District, in both the day and night.


We quickly walked along the road, admiring the various colonial buildings, the colours it bring to the river life. After that, we walked into Nanjing East Road, whereby a part of the shopping mall was located. There were not cars running in the middle of the road, just full of people shopping. It was brightly lit up with neon lights and advertisements. There were no intention for me to do any shopping yet and we just quickly walked up and down Nanjing East Road, looking around the various shopping complex, both old and new. People were all around, this place is lively and it brands Shanghai as a major city in the world.

Soon, it was time to pick up the rest and we headed back to the sub-urban district. Returning back to Songjiang, had a good rest and preparing for my Day 3 adventure.

Shanghai Holiday Day 2 ~ 31st January 2007


UNESCO Heritage Listed – Zhou Zhuang Ancient Township

Before I came over to Shanghai, this town was mentioned to me by my cousin, as a well-worthy place of visit. Upon hearing it, I went to read up on my Lonely Planet Shanghai book and found that it is a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) heritage listed venues in 1998.

They have a comprehensive webpage on Zhou Zhuang Township, please go take there to take a look and have a greater understanding on this remarkable ancient township Zhou Zhuang Ancient Township

Today, after having a hearty breakfast by dearest Auntie, we set off to our destination Zhou Zhuang Township. However, before we even reached 5km, we had to stop for an hour to fix a leaking and rusty water pipe in the car. Therefore, we stopped at a garage for an hour to get it fixed before driving to our destination.

Along the way to the destination, we passed by different parts of Shanghai, great massive lakes before entering Jiangsu Province, where Zhou Zhuang Ancient Township is located. By the time we reached, it was around 12pm and it’s time for lunch. Looking around, we just pop into a restaurant at the corner of a cross junction leading up to the entrance of the Ancient Township. We had a great lunch and the pork leg meat a.k.a. “ti pang”, a Jiangsu delicacy. The meat was great but it was a bit too big for the two of us.

Without further ado, we went into the ancient township and started my journey into another world of rich and strong heritage, culture and history. It doesn’t take too much time to realise why UNESCO had chosen Zhou Zhuang Township, once you are inside there, you felt that you had gone back in time. The water canals connecting the houses, the bridges across many different sides of the entire township, display of historical kitchens, items, different chambers within the big houses. Wooden boats parked at the side of the canals, boatman and woman rowing the boats inside the canals, wriggling their journey through the narrow straits, singing their local songs. The villagers preparing their food, washing their stuff etc etc, displaying their traditional goods and local food.

I took about 100 photographs in Zhou Zhuang, something that I felt I didn’t do enough justice to this beautiful ancient township. I hope that my selected photographs on display would show Zhou Zhuang its rich history and beauty to all folks who visited my blog.

I walked around pretty quick and covered pretty much most of the whole ancient township. Within the ancient township itself, there were many other mini-museums e.g. Zhang’s House and Shen’s House, two of the houses we visited and we had a greater understanding of the famous people during the Ming and Qing Dynasties, their family house, artwork and their contributions.

Looking back, in the face of modernisation, many countries in the world faces economic growth at the expense of losing historical venues, items, culture etc etc … A world citizen in the modern globalised world, can play a big part in preserving the history and culture of the countries they visit and the motherland they originated or presently residing.

Let’s all play a part. I hope my writing here would make a difference to you and me.