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Liuzhou’s Latest Lei Feng?

One of the more amusing pastimes to follow in China is watching car drivers attempt to reverse their vehicles. They haven’t a clue. Every car park is equipped with attendants to relieve the drivers of a couple of yuan and to guide them into or out of their parking spaces. Few of the attendants can […]

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Bank and Bouncy Castle Time

It appears that Liuzhou’s jumpers may have found a new venue for their stunts. For the second time in the past year, someone was apparently threatening to jump from a fifth floor window in the ridiculously large Agricultural Bank HQ on San Zhong Lu (三中路). When I went out this morning at 11 am, there […]

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WC Window Wonder

In a wonderful and astonishingly original slant on Liuzhou’s ancient tradition of falling down holes, one young lad made the stupendous decision to leap out of the window of a Liuzhou public lavatory – from the Ladies Room. It seems the poor chap, a 21 year vocational student, accidentally entered the wrong section of the […]

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Up You Come

The ancient and noble Liuzhou art of falling down holes has once again been resumed. At around 10:40 am on Wednesday. A 69 year old woman named Wei (韦) fell into an uncovered manhole on a pedestrian footpath. The local constabulary pulled her out of the one metre deep hole which was apparently intended to […]

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Acidic Hole?

I am delighted to be able to report that the ancient, noble Liuzhou sport of falling down holes is not dead. It’s been a while, but… It seems that a Mr Zhu, a waste recycler originally from Hunan, decided to certify his Liuzhou credentials by falling into a hole. He was with his brother, looking […]

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Man Doesn’t Fall Down Hole

I saw this a few days back, was briefly amused, but preoccupied with other things so I didn’t mention it. It’s the sort of thing that can happen to anyone. But the story has been taken up by foreign media, so I guess I should mention it. You know how it is. You go out […]

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Sidewalk Collapse

Yesterday morning, an approximately 6 square metre section of sidewalk collapsed leaving a 20 cm deep pit. No one was injured in the incident, which took place on 解放北路 outside Lianhua Century Mart near the Liuzhou City Chinese Traditional Medicine hospital. Local authorities have been quoted as blaming the recent rains as the cause of […]

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A Day The Life

I first mentioned Liuzhou’s official pastime of people, animals, buildings etc falling down holes back in 2006 and have given many examples since. Tragically, the interfering nannies in the local government are now attempting to put a stop to it! Part of the reason for the large number of holes to fall into is apparently down […]

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Liuzhou Falling Down Hole

  For the last couple of days, Twitter has had a run of several tweets about a subsidence tragedy in Liuzhou. I searched for reliable confirmation, but came up with nothing, so I didn’t mention it. Today, the local press finally reported it. It seems that parts of southern Liuzhou prefecture are falling down holes […]

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Expatriate Games – Michael

I feel guilty. For years, I’ve been joking about Liuzhou residents’ peculiar habit of falling down holes, but now I learn my friend Michael, whom many of you may know as photographer Expatriate Games, has taken his Liuzhou residence credentials to new heights by …  falling down a hole. But no joke. According to his […]

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