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Smoking Ban - Time to Quit Smoking - Here's How

on 12/31/2016 - 03:20 pm

The Shenzhen Daily recently reported that the city of Shenzhen will finally start to enforce a ban on smoking indoors it enacted in March of 2014. Individual fines may be as high as 500 RMB for those caught smoking indoor or 30,000 RMB for the establishments that allow it!
 
As a smoker of more than 20 years I figure this is as good a time as any to try once again to quit. This will be my fifth attempt. My most successful attempt was actually when California banned smoking indoors last decade. I had quit for 5 years then but unfortunately started smoking again when I moved to China.
 
This time, I'm recruiting the assistance of Angelo Themelis who has helped a friend of mine qu ...

Important Tips for Staying Safe this New Year's Eve in Shekou

on 12/31/2016 - 03:08 pm

Drunk People
Please be careful tonight, drunk driving is rife on this joyous occasion. Watch out also for intoxicated pedestrians or bicyclists. Just because they don't have a car doesn't mean they can't also be dangerous. Keeps your eyes open, stay with friends, and avoid situations that may lead to violence or tension.
 
Increased Police Presence
The police have informed us that they will be out in full force tonight to help maintain a safe and peaceful night. It will be double their usual force!
 
Carry your papers
Be sure to carry your passport/registration papers to avoid any unnecessary trips to the police station. If you're stopped by the police, please cooperate. As ...

Watch Out! Cops Tackling eBike Drivers in Shekou

on 12/29/2016 - 04:37 pm

Today at 3:50pm I was waiting for a taxi on the corner of GongYuan Nanlu and HaiChang Jie when I saw what appeared to be two plain clothes police officers try to grab an ebike driver.
 

 
He got away; however, just seconds later, two other guys grabbed another one just across the street.
 

 
Then, a few seconds later, I heard a loud scream from the other corner and saw as a group of guys where tackling one driver, with passengers on his bike, to the ground. 
 

 
They took him away and gave little regard to the fallen passengers. Be careful! This is REALLY DANGEROUS!
 

New Year's Dinners, Events, Fireworks and Brunches

on 12/28/2016 - 11:37 pm

Welcome to ShekouDaily's Weekend NewsVideo. This week we're on location at the Terrace in Sea World. On Friday January 20th, we're going to hold ShekouDaily's 3-Year Anniversary Party here so save the date! It's going to be an awesome event with live music, freeflow Vedett Beer, Exotic Winds Spanish Wines and more!
 
 
 
And now, for our round up of New Year's Events...
 
Click play on the video below or scroll down for the complete newsletter with addresses, phone numbers and more...  (More activities have been added as well, for a complete list, visit ShekouDaily.com/2017
 

Special thanks to Caisa for her help in producing these weekend Ne ...

PODCAST: New Year's Dinners, Events, Fireworks and Brunches

on 12/28/2016 - 11:37 pm

Welcome ShekouDaily's Weekend Newsletter Podcast!
 
This podcast is an extracted audio recording of ShekouDaily's Weekend NewsVideo. Click here to watch.
 
Click the play button in the bar below to start listening or right-mouse click here and select 'SAVE AS' to download the mp3 file to listen to it at your convenience.
 

 
For the full newsletter for this weekend, click here.

Watch New Year's Eve Fireworks

on 12/28/2016 - 10:37 pm

Just because we're in Shenzhen, doesn't mean we can't enjoy Hong Kong's New Year countdown and spectacular fireworks show over Victoria Harbour.
 
The 10-minute pyromusical lighting up the skies against the iconic Hong Kong skyline can be seen online via Discover Hong Kong's YouTube channel. 
 
Now we can watch, from our homes or favorite venues, as Victoria Harbour erupts in a heart-pounding pyromusical.
 
Fireworks and special effects will launch from Hong Kong’s waterfront and surrounding skyscrapers, lighting up the layers of the city skyline.
 
 
Beginning at 11pm at 15-minute intervals, rooftops around the harbour will also emit a series of ...

IMAX Opens in Sea World, Shekou, Shenzhen

on 12/24/2016 - 06:31 pm

A new IMAX movie theater opens today during the opening of the a Shopping Center across the street from Sea World in Shekou. According to IMAX's website, it's the 9th theater to open in Shenzhen. 
UPDATE: For movie times in English visit ShekouDaily.com/imax 

 
The Shopping Center, called Gateway One, also houses various other shops new to Shekou; including an Ole Supermarket.
 

 
The new theater is not yet listed on IMAX's web site; however information is available online (in Chinese only) at www.lumiai.com/#!/hotfilms .
 

 
Only a 37-minute demo movie is available as of today. The movie does have English;  unfortunately, to watch it, v ...

Full-Service Check-In Now Available at the New Shekou Cruise Center

on 12/21/2016 - 03:20 pm

Cathay Pacific recently announced that it is the first airline to open a dedicated check-in service at the new at Shekou Cruise Center (aka: new Ferry Terminal) to now provide one-stop service.
 
"Cathay Pacific customers from the Pearl River Delta region can now enjoy the airline’s dedicated check-in service at Shenzhen’s new Shekou Cruise Home Port, ensuring greater convenience and an enhanced travel experience before they board our flights in Hong Kong." 


Photo credit: Cathay Pacific
 
Cathay Pacific General Manager Sales PRD & Hong Kong Liza Ng said that "On arrival at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), customers can step straight from th ...

Ultimate Guide to Christmas... Events, Church Service, Dinners and more!

on 12/20/2016 - 11:20 pm

Welcome to ShekouDaily's Weekend NewsVideo. This week we're on location once again. This time on DaPatio in Sea World behind the Minghua Cruise Ship... and yes, it's snowing here! Read on to find out why and to learn about the 20+ events, Church Services, Dinners and more happening this Christmas weekend!
 
If you haven't yet finished your Christmas Shopping, click here for ShekouDaily's Christmas Shopping Guide to Shenzhen
 

Special thanks to Caisa for her help in producing these weekend NewsVideos.
 
 
 
 
CHURCH SERVICES
For those looking to go to Church on Christmas, we have three English language Services to share. Click the links bel ...

PODCAST: Ultimate Guide to Christmas... Events, Church Service, Dinners and more!

on 12/20/2016 - 11:07 pm

Welcome ShekouDaily's Weekend Newsletter Podcast!
 
This podcast is an extracted audio recording of ShekouDaily's Weekend NewsVIDEO.
 
Click the play button in the bar below to start listening or right-mouse click here and select 'SAVE AS' to download the mp3 file to listen to it at your convenience.
 

 
For the full newsletter for this weekend; including our NewsVIDEO, click here.