I want a photograph quick
This was my first trip and second destination in China and I quickly observed that the local Chinese like Malaysians must have a photograph taken at every famous scenic spot and famous destination.
So do be patient and give way for photographs to be taken. At some places, it can be a long queue and some will try to quicky rush to the spot or scream at their family members to get there next. In the spirit of travelling, it should be tolerated and so instead you may want to just take the photo of others being photographed.
Should you ask a stranger to take a photo for you? No, unless it is someone you know. As you may have heard, cameras have been stolen that way.
This is a popular tour destination especially for overseas Chinese visitors. This famous university was built from funds from poor Fujianese who went to seek their fortune abroad and those who turned from rags to riches, sent money back to help build this university.
It is located about 17 km from Xiamen downtown and by the sea. So the surrounding scenery is pleasant for a photo or two.
Opening time: 8:30am to 4:50pm. It was closed when we got there and already quite dark.
Dear Xiamen .....
It has been a long time ago.......leaving a good memory behind of the place. When I came to know that I was assigned to China for work, it was like wow...could it be Shanghai or Beijing?? But no, it's Xiamen...knowing nothing about Xiamen at that time, I readily agreed and the journey began as I discovered the unknown to my surprise. And it turned out to be a good experience for me as till now I still talked about it whenever I have the chance. Xiamen in a nutshell has a feature of a partially modern and its not so modern kind of city. For instance, one can see certain part of the city which has high rise building bearing international names whereas on the other hand one notices old urban shops just next to say a modern building and the more remote part, they still have toilets without doors.
"Yummy Food in Xiamen"
Food is fantastic here as we tried variety of food from mee hoon, curry fish, seafood, steamboat, buffets at hotel, dim sum etc. The best food was when we tried the dim sum in Six Happiness Restaurant. There were so many variety of dim sum which different filings that I myself have not eaten in Malaysia. Even the KFC there taste good exactly like in Malaysia...
Not forgetting, shopping was great too, as we bargain the prices in the day market. The best street to go shopping would be 'chong san lou' as we can get lots of dried seafood (such as oyster, sotong, abalon etc), crstal, shirts, dress, blankets etc.