Cultural, Things To Do in Chengdu, Weekend Trips

Sophie —New in Chengdu office

Hi, everyone. I am the new intern at InternChina, Chengdu office. My name is Ting Yuan. My friends call me Sophie. Seven years ago, I left my hometown Chengdu to study in University of Media and Communication. And then went to University of Exeter in England, which gave me greatest memories I can cherish for a life time. After I come back to Chengdu, I find a brand-new Chengdu completely different from the one I remembered—a city can be described as ‘Gao Da Shang’—an acronym for ‘gaoduan (high end), daqi(classy),changdangci(high grade).

InternChina – ‘Gao Da Shang’ in Chinese
InternChina – ‘Gao Da Shang’ in Chinese

Life attitude of Chengdu’s people are known as positive and slow pace. People who live here used to fancy a cup of Chinese tea and all day ‘Majiang’. But recently, people in Chengdu especially white collars who usually work under pressure start to care about their body conditions as what western have started years ago. Young men try to spend hours in gyms in order to bulking up to 16 stones and girls prepare to work out better body shapes and abdominal muscles as well. I used to be too lazy to do exercise meanwhile dreamed to have a nice body shape and healthy life style. After being forced to go to gym quite frequently by my gym enthusiasts friends, I gradually fond of keeping fit and discover another fantastic way to fill my life with positivity. So if you really want to get into new life style in Chengdu, you probably should not waste your gym member card and join healthy life with me in Chengdu!

InternChina - Gym Life in Chengdu
InternChina – Gym Life in Chengdu

Shopping, or even window shopping is the most popular way for girls to spend time with friends, and I’m not exception obviously. January 2014, the Wharf Holdings Limited announced the official opening the integrated commercial real estate flagship, Chengdu International Financial Square (Chengdu IFS). Established itself as a new city landmark in the western China, the mall also kicked off its giant panda art and charity crossover project to raise awareness of protection of pandas.

InternChina – Panda outside Chengdu IFS
InternChina – Panda outside Chengdu IFS

In China, Chengdu is one of the fastest growing city of economic development. According to Forbes, Chengdu ranked 3rd on the highest expenditure on luxury goods chart in 2012, trailing closely after Beijing and shanghai. It also tops China’s ‘new first-tier cities’ chart by virtue of its unique commercial attraction, and known as the ‘4th fashion city in China’. The leading fashion consumption sense and strong consumption power of Chengdu people have supported many high fashion brands’ Chengdu sales performance across china or even worldwide.

InternChina –Art Charity ‘Climbing Panda’
InternChina –Art Charity ‘Climbing Panda’

Yep! Nearly 300 top-tier international brands come to Chengdu IFS welcomes the opening of international luxury brands such as Chanle, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Dior & Dior Homme, Bvlgari, Tiffany&Co, Van Cleef & Arpels, Giorgio Armani, Christian Louboutin, Balenciaga, Valentino, Roger Viver, Paul Smith, etc. A real ice skating rink and the famous boutique store Lane Crawford also have launched last month. On the lifestyle front, there will be the UA IMAX movie theatre, Great Supermarket, Page One book store opening soon. All this has made Chengdu IFS ‘a fabulous city within a city’ for us who are loyal shoppers!

InternChina – Luxury brands in Chengdu IFS
InternChina – Luxury brands in Chengdu IFS

Now, every progression of my hometown has made makes me feel so proud of being a Chengdu girl. I am looking forward to see you join InternChina in Chengdu!

Apply now for an internship in Chengdu and I will show you what Chengdu can offer.