2012 Jul 03 Out Now - the Beijinger - July 2012: Get Out Of Town
It’s the perfect time of the year to get out of the city – even if it is just for a few hours. We sent our intrepid street team out into the field to take on Beijing’s best field trips. If you ever wanted to find out more about bees, learn the secrets of watermelons or spend an hour nun-spotting, then we’re here to school you and offer you the daycation of your dreams.
Look past the Cover Feature and you’ll see a very different issue of the Beijinger than ever before. And we're not just referring to the fact that we’re jam-packed with brand-new content every month. The July 2012 issue marks the debut of our brand-new design. Allow us to explain.
We've been seeking your opinion and counsel in the form of reader surveys and online feedback. We’ve listened to what you have asked for and we’ve rolled it all up into one handy-to-use magazine.
We’ve expanded our Food & Drink content – in fact, we’ve even combined the two into a super-section. One that includes reviews of 12 new bars and restaurants, a Dining Feature on picnicking in Peking, a Drinks Feature on better qi through cocktails, and a Taste Test of fruity ice pops.
Most differently, we’ve got new sections:
Go is our catch-all section for everything that you can go do in Beijing. It could be shopping, live music, sports, photography, anything at all. This month, we put air filter masks through their paces, we give one lucky reader RMB 7,000 of Muay Thai lessons and we meet our new Instagramming friends at IgersBeijing. We’re also giving away tickets to Yen’s 8th Anniversary, we're getting the Americana look for the Fourth of July and we’ve sharpened up on our knife skills.
Meet is our new section filled with interviews, profiles and Q&As with the people who matter in Beijing. This month we catch up with 8-time Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman, we chat with a trio of Brazilians crazy enough to attempt Beijing to London over land, and novelist Sheng Keyi tells us about the trouble with breasts. We’ve also got Adam Goodman’s Playlist, we’ve found the skeletons in DJ Blackie’s closet in Uniformity and we peek at a pastor’s passages in Bookshelf.
Lastly, there’s even more Events and Directory listings than ever before so you’ll know what to do and where to do it. Get a copy around town or read it right here, right now.