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C4鈥?Jing鈥檃n           Monday 25 December 2017鈥?Shanghai Daily

                      1. New coffee experience

                      The world鈥檚 second Starbucks Reserve Roastery and
                      Tasting Room opened in the HKRI Taikoo Hui shopping
                      mall on December 6.

                         That follows the opening of the coffee chain鈥檚 flag-
                      ship roastery in the company鈥檚 hometown of Seattle
                      three years ago.

                         The new shop is Starbucks鈥?biggest global outlet,
                      signaling the company鈥檚 commitment to its fastest
                      growing market, where a new Starbucks opens in China
                      almost every day.

                         The roastery is an immersive hybrid of coffee retail-
                      ing, bean roasting, tasting and education, creating a
                      tourist attraction where people can watch and learn
                      about the roasting and brewing of premium coffees.

                      2. Autumn ambience

                      The melodic sound of the guqin, a traditional seven-
                      string zither, floated through Jing鈥檃n Sculpture Park
                      earlier this month, blending with the crunch of people
                      walking through fallen golden ginkgo leaves. Many
                      people sat in the park reading, and there was even a
                      place where people could make postcards utilizing the
                      fallen autumn leaves.

   1                  3. Spanish art exhibition

Moments of the month  The largest Antoni Gaudi exhibition ever held in Asia
                      is being staged at Joy City in Jing鈥檃n.

                         Gaudi, who died in 1926, is best known as a example
                      of Catalan modernism, with works described as highly
                      individualistic and distinctive.

                         The exhibition features more than 40 works on
                      loan from the Gaudi House Museum in Barcelona and
                      from personal collectors. It also includes a maze, a
                      Gaudi-themed Christmas tree and replicas of Gaudi鈥檚

                         At a pre-launch event held on December 2, more
                      than 80 people formed a two-story-high human tower
                      typical of festivals in Spain鈥檚 Catalonia.

                      4. Islander folkart

                      A South Pacific display of traditional art from island
                      communities will be held through Sunday at Jing鈥檃n
                      Shangri-La. It includes wooden carvings, necklaces
                      made from shells, bowls made from palm trees and a
                      Fijian war club.

                         Organizer Dahvida Falanitule, executive of the EIC
                      Media Group, said the exhibition is designed to improve
                      cultural awareness.

                         Foreign consuls-general in Shanghai, including
                      Guergana Guermanoff from New Zealand and Yok Yee
                      Chan from Fiji, were present at the pre-launch in late

                                                      4 5. Community center

2 A cultural venue that is part of the district鈥檚 鈥渕icro-
                                                                                                                                                                  renovation鈥?campaign to improve the environment
                                                                                                                                                                  and foster community ties reopened this month after
                                                                                                                                                                  a year of renovation.
                                                                                                                                                                     The two-story exhibition and information center on
                                                                                                                                                                  600 Shaanxi Road N. formerly was a site only showcas-
                                                                                                                                                                  ing the history and culture of a neighborhood dotted
                                                                                                                                                                  with historic buildings and the former residences of
                                                                                                                                                                     The renovated center has been expanded to a multi-
                                                                                                                                                                  purpose cultural facility where people can enjoy coffee
                                                                                                                                                                  or tea, read books, learn about the city鈥檚 history, make

                                                                                          5 handicrafts and attend lectures.

                      6. Neighborhood fruit

                      The pomelo, a citrus fruit similar to a grapefruit,
                      was at the center of the annual festival in the Baohua
                      Modern City neighborhood, where pomelo trees grow
                      in abundance. Every autumn, residents pick the large
                      fruits and celebrate the harvest.

                         The fruit or its peel are often used in candymaking,
                      desserts, liquers and decoration. It is also said to help
                      boost the immune system, improve digestion, ease
                      cramps and lower blood pressure.

3 6 Photo 1 by Dong Jun, photos 2-4 by Jiang Xiaowei,
                                                                                                                                                                  photos 5-6 by Ti Gong
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