to Xiamen & Fujian
Around the turn of the century,
Gulangyu Islet (aka Kolongsoo) was an International Settlement, and host
for 14 foreign consulates. They even had their own international police!
Gulangyu was the
birthplace of Dr. Walter H. Brattain,
the co-inventor of
the transistor. Another illustrious laowai was Dr.
Patrick Manson, "Father of Modern Tropical Medicine."
Also visit the new Gulangyu Mall and enjoy tradtional music performances in the courtyard. They're free--which is fortunate because by now you'll have emptied your pockets on fine pearls at Pearl World, local handicrafts, and, of course, fine food.
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Last Updated October 2006
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