The January issue of That’s GBA is out now, in both paper-and-ink form citywide and digital PDF form on our website. Here, Editor-in-Chief Matthew Bossons introduces the magazine:
With both our Guangzhou and Shenzhen editions of the That’s x 1664 Food & Drink Awards now firmly in the rearview mirror, I am excited to present to you the big winners in this month’s cover story (pages 34-43). I’m also thrilled to announce that our comprehensive F&B guide to Guangzhou and Shenzhen, The Golden Forks: A Greater Bay Area Dining Guide 2019-2020, is now officially on sale. The production of the aforementioned book was a huge undertaking, and I’d like to express my heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed.
In our City section, Shanghai’s editor-in-chief, Mr. Ned Kelly, interviews a popular travel photographer (pages 10-13), and in our Lifestyle section, Cristina Ng introduces some of the hottest travel spots in Vietnam.
Just in time for the week-long Spring Festival holiday, we have also rounded up a couple fantastic vacation packages (page 59). So, if you haven’t made travel plans yet for Chinese New Year, trust that we have you covered!
Now, to address the elephant in the room: You may have noticed on our cover that we have dropped the ‘PRD’ moniker from our official title and have adopted GBA. If you’re not aware, GBA is an acronym for the Greater Bay Area (Google it, if you’re unfamiliar); we believe the term is more reflective of our regional coverage and, well, catchier. We hope you’re happy with the change and we’re excited that you are joining us on this new journey as That’s GBA.
I’ll wrap this up by wishing everyone a safe and joyous Spring Festival. And, from the whole That’s squad, we hope you have a prosperous Year of the Rat!