1. Changgyeonggung: A Story Of Overcoming Disaster
  2. Band: TwinkleStar- 闪星乐队
  3. Review: AVO J-music Festival 2018
  4. Korean Skincare; The Way To Amazing Skin?
  5. Drama: Meteor Garden
  6. Concert review: Kamijo in Amsterdam
  7. Concert Review: Music Bank in Berlin
  8. HipHop: Higher Brothers
  9. Album: Ex_Machina – CROSSFAITH
  10. Moon festival
  11. Band: LOVEBITES
  12. Chinese Traditional clothing
  13. Double Concertreview: NECRONOMIDOL
  14. Restaurant: Kimchi House – Den Haag with +20 years KPOP fans
  15. Review: Wish
  16. Toreba: a new way to play crane games!
  17. The city of sea and sake: Niigata
  18. Book: The White Book
  19. Restaurant Review: Daikan – Izakaya Bar
  20. Artist: Busters (버스터즈)
  21. Restaurant: Mr Chow – Schiedam x2
  22. Cheki: the addiction in Japan
  23. CASS Strictly Kpop #8
  24. Artist: Hanggai
  25. Crossfaith in Amsterdam
  26. The Nation´s MC: Yoo Jae Suk
  27. Produce 101 China
  28. Crossfaith (interview)
  29. Special: BTS ARMY (interview)
  30. Food: Ramen
  31. Artist: Jackson Wang
  32. Special: BTSXARMY
  33. SPECIAL: BTS
  34. Movie: The Stand in Thief
  35. Shanghai Natural History Museum
  36. 10 years of SHINee
  37. Drama review: Erased
  38. Movie: Once Upon a Time
  39. Review: Doshirakfever Subscriptionbox
  40. Artist: Miyavi
  41. Hotel: EA Springs Nanjing
  42. 10 Korean Proverbs
  43. What you need to know about Ni no Kuni 2
  44. Restaurant: Kommune Shanghai
  45. Quality K-indie rock music: Say Sue Me
  46. Restaurant: Takumi revisited
  47. Taikang Lu – Tianzifang
  48. Movie Review: Hide and Never Seek
  49. TV: Terrace House Series: Opening new doors
  50. Restaurant Review: Oriental Express
  51. Restaurant Review: Kimchi Boulevard
  52. Religion in Japan
  53. C-Pop
  54. Documentary review: Ramen Heads – ラーメンヘッズ
  55. CinemAsia Amsterdam
  56. Movie review: Last Child – 살아남은 아이
  57. Boygroup: GOT7
  58. Artist: BABYMETAL
  59. Online shopping in China
  60. Restaurant Review: Seoul Sista
  61. Review: Doki Doki Japan Crate
  62. Jinjiang actionpark Shanghai
  63. Boygroup: Day6
  64. Drama Review: Last Friend
  65. Valentine’s day in China
  66. 12 Days of Love in Korea
  67. Valentine’s day in Korea
  68. Valentine’s day in Japan
  69. Terracotta Army
  70. Beauty in Korea
  71. Review: Sapporo – Japan’s oldest beer brand
  72. Chinese New Year
  73. UPDATED Artist: HOLLAND
  74. Review: Snackfever subscription
  75. Cat Cafe
  76. Religion in China
  77. Movie Review: A Werewolf Boy
  78. Review: Asahi Dry Beer
  79. ONE OK ROCK in Amsterdam
  80. Review: Kaomoji
  81. Chopsticks
  82. Drama Review: Save Me
  83. LGBT in Japan
  84. Artist: Zhao Lei
  85. The power of BB Cream
  86. Band: ONE OK ROCK
  87. LGBT in China
  88. Drama Review: The Sound Of Your Heart
  89. Review: Kirin Ichiban
  90. Rental bikes
  91. Drama Review: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
  92. Movie Review: Before We Vanish
  93. Neko Neko Nii Maid Café: Halloween Pop up event
  94. The Three Sovereigns
  95. LGTB in South Korea
  96. Japanese street food
  97. Shanghai Disney Resort (Halloween)
  98. Mumun Pottery
  99. Boygroup: SF9
  100. Shanghai Comic convention 2017
  101. Izanagi & Izanami
  102. 8 Creepy Chinese Legends
  103. F.T.Island Live [X] Concert in Amsterdam
  104. Movie Review: Alice: Boy From Wonderland
  105. Movie Review: Ichi the Killer
  106. Movie Review: The Precipice Game
  107. 10 Creepy Korean Legends
  108. Movie Review: The house of the disappeared
  109. Halloween in Japan
  110. 10 Creepy Japanese Legends
  111. Halloween in China
  112. Halloween in Korea
  113. Social Media in China? No!
  114. G-Dragon’s World tour Act lll Motte Concert in Amsterdam
  115. Camera Japan Festival
  116. Movie Review: Noise
  117. Heungbu and Nolbu
  118. Konpeitō
  119. Yellow River Valley Civilization
  120. Chinese Street Food
  121. Restaurant Review: Takumi Dusseldorf – Rotterdam
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  124. Boyband: NEWS
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
  1. Changgyeonggung: A Story Of Overcoming Disaster
  2. Band: TwinkleStar- 闪星乐队
  3. Review: AVO J-music Festival 2018
  4. Korean Skincare; The Way To Amazing Skin?
  5. Drama: Meteor Garden
  6. Concert review: Kamijo in Amsterdam
  7. Concert Review: Music Bank in Berlin
  8. HipHop: Higher Brothers
  9. Album: Ex_Machina – CROSSFAITH
  10. Moon festival
  11. Band: LOVEBITES
  12. Chinese Traditional clothing
  13. Double Concertreview: NECRONOMIDOL
  14. Restaurant: Kimchi House – Den Haag with +20 years KPOP fans
  15. Review: Wish
  16. Toreba: a new way to play crane games!
  17. The city of sea and sake: Niigata
  18. Book: The White Book
  19. Restaurant Review: Daikan – Izakaya Bar
  20. Artist: Busters (버스터즈)
  21. Restaurant: Mr Chow – Schiedam x2
  22. Cheki: the addiction in Japan
  23. CASS Strictly Kpop #8
  24. Artist: Hanggai
  25. Crossfaith in Amsterdam
  26. The Nation´s MC: Yoo Jae Suk
  27. Produce 101 China
  28. Crossfaith (interview)
  29. Special: BTS ARMY (interview)
  30. Food: Ramen
  31. Artist: Jackson Wang
  32. Special: BTSXARMY
  33. SPECIAL: BTS
  34. Movie: The Stand in Thief
  35. Shanghai Natural History Museum
  36. 10 years of SHINee
  37. Drama review: Erased
  38. Movie: Once Upon a Time
  39. Review: Doshirakfever Subscriptionbox
  40. Artist: Miyavi
  41. Hotel: EA Springs Nanjing
  42. 10 Korean Proverbs
  43. What you need to know about Ni no Kuni 2
  44. Restaurant: Kommune Shanghai
  45. Quality K-indie rock music: Say Sue Me
  46. Restaurant: Takumi revisited
  47. Taikang Lu – Tianzifang
  48. Movie Review: Hide and Never Seek
  49. TV: Terrace House Series: Opening new doors
  50. Restaurant Review: Oriental Express
  51. Restaurant Review: Kimchi Boulevard
  52. Religion in Japan
  53. C-Pop
  54. Documentary review: Ramen Heads – ラーメンヘッズ
  55. CinemAsia Amsterdam
  56. Movie review: Last Child – 살아남은 아이
  57. Boygroup: GOT7
  58. Artist: BABYMETAL
  59. Online shopping in China
  60. Restaurant Review: Seoul Sista
  61. Review: Doki Doki Japan Crate
  62. Jinjiang actionpark Shanghai
  63. Boygroup: Day6
  64. Drama Review: Last Friend
  65. Valentine’s day in China
  66. 12 Days of Love in Korea
  67. Valentine’s day in Korea
  68. Valentine’s day in Japan
  69. Terracotta Army
  70. Beauty in Korea
  71. Review: Sapporo – Japan’s oldest beer brand
  72. Chinese New Year
  73. UPDATED Artist: HOLLAND
  74. Review: Snackfever subscription
  75. Cat Cafe
  76. Religion in China
  77. Movie Review: A Werewolf Boy
  78. Review: Asahi Dry Beer
  79. ONE OK ROCK in Amsterdam
  80. Review: Kaomoji
  81. Chopsticks
  82. Drama Review: Save Me
  83. LGBT in Japan
  84. Artist: Zhao Lei
  85. The power of BB Cream
  86. Band: ONE OK ROCK
  87. LGBT in China
  88. Drama Review: The Sound Of Your Heart
  89. Review: Kirin Ichiban
  90. Rental bikes
  91. Drama Review: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
  92. Movie Review: Before We Vanish
  93. Neko Neko Nii Maid Café: Halloween Pop up event
  94. The Three Sovereigns
  95. LGTB in South Korea
  96. Japanese street food
  97. Shanghai Disney Resort (Halloween)
  98. Mumun Pottery
  99. Boygroup: SF9
  100. Shanghai Comic convention 2017
  101. Izanagi & Izanami
  102. 8 Creepy Chinese Legends
  103. F.T.Island Live [X] Concert in Amsterdam
  104. Movie Review: Alice: Boy From Wonderland
  105. Movie Review: Ichi the Killer
  106. Movie Review: The Precipice Game
  107. 10 Creepy Korean Legends
  108. Movie Review: The house of the disappeared
  109. Halloween in Japan
  110. 10 Creepy Japanese Legends
  111. Halloween in China
  112. Halloween in Korea
  113. Social Media in China? No!
  114. G-Dragon’s World tour Act lll Motte Concert in Amsterdam
  115. Camera Japan Festival
  116. Movie Review: Noise
  117. Heungbu and Nolbu
  118. Konpeitō
  119. Yellow River Valley Civilization
  120. Chinese Street Food
  121. Restaurant Review: Takumi Dusseldorf – Rotterdam
  122. Restaurant review: Set Noodle & Hotpot – Maid cafe edition
  123. Jeulmun Pottery
  124. Boyband: NEWS
  125. Recipe: Sesame Cold noodles
  126. Wild KARD World Tour Lisbon
  127. Recipe: Noodles with a twist
  128. Movie Review: 10 Promises to my dog
  129. Review: Hite
  130. The Rising Sun Flag
  131. Movie Review: Ode to my father
  132. Drama review: Hwarang
  133. Why Koreans “hate” Japanese..
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When I was living in Shanghai, China 7 years ago my mom came to visit me and as we were looking for things to do my mom found a themepark really close by to where I lived and we decided to go there. We had an amazing fun day back then and had a lot of fun going on the various rides. When we came back to Shanghai in September we decided to go again! We had gone to the botanical gardens before that and were not really sure what to do next so we arrived pretty late, around 16:00. We got in line, bought our tickets and made our way back inside of the place we half way forgotten about already, but boy was it a great afternoon!

The park
JinJiang actionpark is located near Shanghai Stadium, a place still used for concerts and other activities. it’s about 10 minutes walk away from there and it’s easiest to reach it by foot unless you are by car/taxi.  there’s a row of windows to buy your ticket from. The prices for JinJiang is around 130 CNY (around 16 euro) and there’s some rides you have to pay separately for. (like the ferriswheel).

Jinjiang Action Park was built in 1985, covering an area of 113,000 square meters (28 acres). Every year, more than one million visitors would come there enjoy the wonderful entertainment facilities.

The rides (from travel china guide)

Peak No. 1 is a giant inverted boomerang, manufactured by Vekoma with the one in Jinjiang Amusement Park being the fifth set in the world. The advanced design and high-tech manufacturing technology raise the orbital altitude to 60 meters (197 feet) high and the speed to 80 kilometers (50 miles) per hour. The most incredible thing is that Peak No. 1 combines the plummeting of a space shuttle and high-speed rolling of a roller coaster together, giving visitors multiple excitement on the 734-meter (2,408-foot) track.

The Roller Coaster in Jinjiang Action Park is a large forward-backward reciprocating ride. It can carry 24 visitors at a time. The two ends point upwards, which makes it look like a dragon in the air. Sitting in the cabin, visitors will have an amazing feeling of rolling in the sky. What an exciting adventure!

The Shanghai Ferris Wheel is the first giant Ferris wheel in China that is higher than 100 meters (328 feet). The overall height of it is 108 meters (354 feet) and the diameter is 98 meters (322 feet). It would take about 25 minutes to run a circle. The Ferris wheel contains 42 cabins, and they are all deliberately designed to be unique, colorful and bright. The decoration inside the cabins is roomy and comfortable. Equipped with computer-controlled high power illuminations, it looks like a colorful moon during the night.

The Canyon Rafting is an ultra-large overwater entertainment facility in Jinjiang Amusement Park suitable for all ages. Sitting on the raft floating down the river is like traveling among the green hills and rivers in the mountainous region. The flows are alternately gentle and rapid. Peculiar cliffs along the river will definitely attract your eyes. You may see a waterfall hanging on the precipice in front of you during the rafting.

My visit
When we came there it was slightly hectic, we bought our tickets and made our way inside. I do think that (especially compared to Disneyworld) JinJiang is a little out dated, everything looks like it has been there for years without any care of what it looks like but then again, it is! We right away jumped into the horror house carts, just to get away from people for a moment and to relax. I had forgotten how lame this ride is, remembering after it’s over that we rode it the first time we were there. The cart is absolutely tiny and you have to get into it together.. it goes with a slight rush but then slows down pretty much. There’s barely anything to see, with the occasional thread caressing over your head or a naked mannequin lighting up in the corners of the pitch black hall. but to me it’s hilarious, you expect a lot of scared and they don’t come.. to me it just makes me howl with laughter and I was crying by the time we got out and I had to sit down to catch my breath. A+ from me!

They have a motorcycle roller coaster that we went in 7 years ago but missed this time, basically you sit in it like on an actual motorcycle and with a back brace on so you don’t fall off and they shoot you off like you’re racing it! I hurt myself badly the first time and we wanted to go but ended up not being able too. Most of the rides in this park are as I stated before, outdated. Sudden starts and stops and a lot of noise but if you’re not faint of heart and love to laugh, go ride them! I love this park.

We also rode the ferriswheel and I absolutely loved it too. Jinjiang is located between skyscrapers and the highway, so it’s noisy and there isn’t much to see but as soon as you rise above the highway you start seeing Shanghai and the amazing amount of lights it holds. I loved just staring out along the city while we were slowly going around. It’s 10 rmb extra but I felt like it was really worth it.  By the time we got out of the ferriswheel the park was closing and we made our way outside slowly and our eyes fell onto a food court located halfway inside the park that hadn’t been there 7 years ago. We were hungry so we made our way in!

The food court
Located outside just as the park there were many stalls with foods, normal food like dumplings, schnitzel ‘pizza’, stir-fry but also fried/grilled frog, ice cream in toilet bowls, various fish/shellfish. So naturally it was hard to pick, we had some trouble because usually in Chinese food courts you need to buy a card to charge money on, after not understanding the guys from the schnitzel pizza place they called a Chinese man to help us in English. We bought the card and were off to order. The snitzel first, we shared it and it was delicious. Just a slab of meat, tomato sauce, cheese, pineapple, some ham and on the grill before the cheese was melted with a blow torch. After this we were still hungry though and decided to pick another sort of food. Mom went with a sliced meat and garlic which was absolutely delicious and I picked the sausage pictured above. Rice and sausage cooked on hot stones, wrapped together. I loved it.

My thoughts
If you’re in Shanghai and you want to have some fun in a theme park, do go to this one. It’s a lot of fun for not a lot of money. It definitely doesn’t have the waiting lines of Shanghai Disney resort but it is still worth the money, spend some time at the food court and try food’s you didn’t think you would ever try. It’s fun, just don’t buy the frogs and turtles in key chains. That’s just animal abuse.

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