Mingyuan

42 Flips | 1 Magazine | 1 Like | @mingyuangood | Keep up with Mingyuan on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Mingyuan”

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

The 4 Most Ridiculous Emails in Your Inbox—and How to Answer Them

Every now and again, I’ll receive one of those emails that makes me say: “Huh?” My face contorts into an expression of massive confusion, and I’m …

The JT Insider Food Guide: Singapore

We talk to local food writer Chin Hui Wen to get her opinion on the city-state's best culinary offerings and where's best to eat across the island.<p><b>We talk to local food writer Chin Hui Wen to get her opinion on the city-state's best culinary offerings and where's best to eat across the island.</b><p><i>Image</i> …

Lee Kuan Yew

How to do Sydney on a Budget

The road to great Australian bites

7 kilometres of clear water, white sand and rainforest - this is Whitehaven Beach! Aerial view by @ElisaParkRanger http://t.co/wN6pQL7sD8

The Scenic Cableway spotted in the stunning Blue Mountains by @lorenklein (via IG) http://t.co/A7cM7FjYcT

Worth the Drive: 3 Quick Trips From Melbourne, Australia

Even as a skeptical traveller eager to avoid crowds, I can say that each destination from Melbourne is more fulfilling than the next. In just one month, I visited all of the top three day trips, some of them, twice.<p>In just one month, I tagged along with visiting family members on all of the top …

Phillip Island

Urban glamping at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo

A "Roar and Snore" night includes big views, luxury tents and behind-the-scenes zoo action<p>Now that’s camping. As long as you don't get stuck next to a snorer.<p>Dozens of Sydney hotels offer incredible views of the country’s most photographed harbor.<p>What visitor doesn't need a shot of the famed arched …

Swimming laps at the famous Bondi Baths, a landmark of Bondi Beach for over 100 years, with @hiddensong! (via IG) http://t.co/425MbXATON

A bull giraffe grazes the open field at Monarto Zoo in #SouthAustralia. Great shot by @gregorsnell! (via IG) http://t.co/Aexrj6YXvz

The Reinvention of Melbourne

The sunny pleasure dome of Sydney has long been Australia's Shangri-la. But Melbourne is surging ahead as the country's capital of cool, Tony Perrottet reports.<p>The Melbourne Ultimatum<p>The sunny pleasure dome of Sydney has long been Australia's Shangri-la. But Melbourne is surging ahead as the …

Sorry – the page you are looking for has been removed

This is because it was advertisement feature content that was published as part of a commercial deal and funded by an advertiser.<p>It is Guardian News and Media policy to take down paid-for content at the end of these deals.<p>Click here for more on our commercial content guidelines.<p>If you want to …

Heavenly Seafood in Sydney

It's almost Summer in Australia, and for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere that means it's an excellent time to take a trip Down Under.<p><i>Photo credit: Sydney Fish Market</i><p>It's almost Summer in Australia, and for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere that means it's an excellent time to take a …

Oysters

Top 10 budget restaurants in Sydney

Lao City Thai, Haymarket<p>The large number of students from Asia has revitalised the Sydney CBD (central business district) and created a market for affordable, authentic Asian food. Lao City Thai, on the western end of Chinatown, is packed with young Thais but is still relatively undiscovered by …

Top 10 hotels, hostels and B&Bs in Sydney

Sydney Harbour YHA, The Rocks<p>A hostel with harbour views? Sydney Harbour YHA raised the bar for budget accommodation when it opened in the historic Rocks district in 2009. Located on top of an archaeological site (check out the remnants of the convict-era houses in the foyer), it's within walking …

Watching Australia's wildlife

Wildlife is one of Australia’s top selling points, and justifiably so. A network of national parks, state forests and reserves is home to unique and fascinating native fauna, and although many of the furry mammals are nocturnal, during the daylight the birdlife is vibrant, noisy and colourful.<p>If …

Where to Eat and Drink in Sydney, Australia

We all know about the meat pies and Vegemite toast in Sydney, but here's the real reason to visit: modern Australian-Asian cooking<p></head>Sydney has been a good eating city for decades, but it has only become a truly great one in the last few years. Finally, the city’s young chefs—and its …

It's easy to see why Whitehaven Beach is classed as one of the top 5 beaches in the world...@lauraahunt88 (via IG) http://t.co/zGHvIBcK6i

Weekend in . . . Sydney

Go off-track from the famous harbour and discover a city bursting with art spaces, cool bars and stunning beaches<p>Mon, Feb 3, 2014, 01:00<p>About a mile …

What to Do in Melbourne - Highlights of Melbourne, Australia

Looking for tips on <b>what to do in Melbourne?</b><p>As part of our <i>city guides</i> series, we interviewed Steve Davidson who has lived in Melbourne for almost 12 …

The colorful #BrightonBeach bathing boxes in Victoria are a popular Bayside icon. Great shot by @mikejs_! (via IG) http://t.co/maDDUWZYak

Travels on the Run: Sydney

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>It can cost more than $300 to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, where they harness you up and take you on a hair-raising ascent to the top of the landmark’s 440-foot steel arch. Plus, you’re not even allowed a camera to capture the breathtaking panorama far below.<p>There’s a …

Three days in Leura, Blue Mountains, NSW – travel guide

<b>The main attractions</b><p>Inhale that final lungful of hot, urban air as you step onto the train at grimy Central station, and a couple of hours later step off into the clean, fresh, fragrant alternative. Sydneysiders prize the Blue Mountains for the walks and nature so close to the city; there are …

Inside Sydney’s Sumptuous New Hotel, 1888

In September, a new boutique hotel landed in Sydney: 1888, set in the Pyrmont section of Australia‘s most populated city. Near the 90-room hotel are …

A spectacular autumn day at the secluded Chinamans Beach on Sydney's North Shore. Photo: @cami_810 (via IG) http://t.co/rWGNU8aWEt

Free Things to Do in Sydney

TravelFree Things to Do<p>Urban and rugged, adventurous and chic, Sydney is a city that has it all. Its position as a booming global destination gives it a reputation for expensive taste, but the truth is that its down-to-earth design gives families plenty of opportunities to explore for free. Even …