Reading from Lonely Planet, it described the port town to be one of three most developed and biggest cities on mainland China (after Shanghai and Guangzhou), mainly due to the influence of it's neighbour first world Hong Kong.
Having been to Shanghai and Guangzhou, I was determined to cross over to Shenzhen from Hong Kong to judge this city myself.
big Hello Kitty in the train station on the HK side
big Hello Kitty lottery roller
Knowing that there are one man to every six women ratio of the population here, it's not difficult to deduce the fact that Shenzhen is really a town of mistresses, assumely kept by Hong Kong male residents.
Other than its plain development, Shenzhen, to be honest, doesn't really have anything to offer other than sex and pubs.
But to create a few attraction to cater to the large tourists influx every year, there are a few places worth visiting here.
One of it would be Window of the World.
look at all the
A very... very impressive theme park that has around 130 reproductions of the world's most famous tourist attractions, including seven wonders of the world.
The entrance itself it a reproduction of The Louvre (Museum) in Paris.
From the entrance you can clearly see a "miniature" size of the actual Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Window of the World is the perfect example to showcase the best of trait of China -
that Chinese can "copy" almost anything.
We are Chinese! Muahaha! We copy ourselves too!
Even at the entrance, it displayed different sculptures that represented different parts of the world:
India, Rome (Italy), Greece, Egypt, etc.
There's also some that showed the aboriginal origins culture.
Which was... erm... rather... interesting. cough*saggingboobs*cough
Chinese shouting: "Hmph! Take that world! See how we copy the entire world down! All 130 of them! Even your damn Eiffel tower and Venus de Milo!"
Among all the statues, I thought the Hindu Goddess statue was impressive. The carvings skill, the impersonation, the posture, how it represented all the right godly features.
From whichever angle.
It does makes me wonder, and anticipate how China see us Malaysia as...
You know, how important and impressive Malaysia culture and architectures are to the world through the Chinese's eyes.
Only to realize, after looking at this photo for a few minutes,
we've kinda been overlooked in their global perspectives.
"Where the F*ck is Malaysia?!"