Last week I was in Beijing for a regional team meeting, it was an opportunity to meet my China, Taiwan and Redmond-based counterparts. It was also my first opportunity to experience a real winter environment. During the day, the temperature is around -2C (28F) and -8C (17F) in the evening.
More trip photos can be found here.
Despite the long working days with packed agenda, I was able to have an opportunity to order two sets of bespoke Aussie wool suits (250 USD), experienced the world renowned Peking Duck (at Dongcheng Beijing DaDong Roast Duck Restaurant), watched a performance by the China National Acrobatic Troupe (中国杂技第一课, highly recommended) on the last day of the meeting and met up with Reshma Khilnani, a friend from the Advanced Technology Centre (微软亚洲工程院). Finally I also caught up fellow Singaporeans during a Singapore Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China (Singcham) networking evening (held in the Beijing Raffles Hotel).