The saying “If you build it they will come!” rings true for Guangzhou. Guangzhou is a city that is becoming. There are a myriad of cranes working on the city skyline. Large public squares and buildings have been rapidly completed. The wide streets are eerily quiet before the expected influx of people/population. More tropical than any of the other Chinese cities I had visited to date, the boulevards lined with fig trees reminded me of my own hometown, Brisbane.