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Typhoon NIDA Expected to Hit the PRD with 130+ km/h Winds

on 07/31/2016 - 04:51 pm

FINAL UPDATE: As of 10:15am August 3rd, ferry service will resume as normal.

 
We took a stroll down Coastal Rose Garden in Sea World at 8:00 am this morning to have a look at the aftermath of Typhoon NIDA. Click here to view photos.

UPDATE: By 5pm today all weather warnings from the Hong Kong Observatory and Shenzhen were cancelled. We will make one last update when we can confirm that the ferries are running again.

UPDATE: At 12:41pm the Hong Kong Observatory downgraded the warning from Strong Wind Signal No.8 to 3 and will consider cancelling all Tropical Cyclone Warning Signals. They caution that although rainstorm warning have been cancelled, people sh ...

Events for this International Friendship Weekend in Shekou

on 07/29/2016 - 08:06 am

Although it's kind of a made up holiday, originally promoted in 1930 by Hallmark Greeting Cards, International Friendship Day is now celebrated in many parts of the world. The actual day varies from country to country; however, thanks to the World Friendship Crusade, July 30th has been designated International Friendship Day by the U.N. If you're looking for something to do this weekend with friends, or would like to go out and make new friends, read on for 9 great things to do this weekend.
 
 
Hungry? Today's the last day to enjoy Spice Circle's Lunch Combos!
If you haven't had a chance to try Spice Circle's July lunch special, today's your last chance to do so. Includes a dr ...

8 Ways to Cool Down (or get hot) This Weekend in Shekou

on 07/22/2016 - 08:49 am

Finally! A weekend with no rain! It's going to be nice to not have to worry about losing my umbrella. Unfortunately, this also means we don't have the rain to lower the termperatures. Luckily, there are very interesting events this weekend (and beyond) specifically designed to help cool us down (or heat things up). Enjoy!
 
 
Swimsuit Party at London Bridge
Get a free shot of tequila and a chance to win a bottle of wine and other prizes when you wear a swimsuit to London Bridge this Friday from 9pm! Enjoy drink specials, live music, and a hot time at their Summer Swimsuit Party! London Bridge is located in Coastal Rose Garden 2 #54. For more info, call 159.8677.7 ...

What Happened to Mind The Gap and the Stage?

on 07/18/2016 - 12:48 am

It seems no matter what you do, nothing is guaranteed in this world. It was just over a year ago that Mind The Gap (MTG) bought into a bar in Shekou. The hope was to secure a permanent home for the band. Once again; however, their contract wasn't renewed and they were back out looking for a new gig.

After 11 years of playing live music in Shenzhen, MTG couldn't seem to catch a break. They bounced around from bar to bar and even had to leave Shekou for a while to make ends meet. This wasn't by choice. The main issue being the high cost of securing work visas for a five, sometimes six, piece band.


NOTHING LASTS FOREVER

In May 2015, they thought they had it all figured out. Together ...

Tickets Now On Sale for Cruises To/From Shekou!

on 07/16/2016 - 06:01 pm

8 Cruise Ship Voyages are currently on sale now to/from Shekou's new Cruise Ship Port in Prince Bay!
Be one of the first to experience these unforgettable luxury trips!
 
If you're looking for information regarding the weekly Star Cruises from November 13th, 2016  starting at 3,599 RMB, click here. Otherwise, see below for the Ultra Luxury Cruises by SilverSeas.
 
This is the first English-language announcement of Shekou's cruise ships; including ship details, voyages, amenities and more. Contact the cruise sales office if you're ready to book your luxurious cabin today or if you would like more information.
 
About Shekou's New Cruise Ship Port

The homeport of ...

Shekou Weekend #28

on 07/15/2016 - 10:44 am

We've had scattered thunderstorms all week and it's looking like this weekend will be the same. At least temperatures are supposed to stay in the low thirties and we'll have some sun most of the weekend. What more can we ask for on this beautiful 28th weekend of the year? How about some parties? Food? Dancing? Free Classes? OK, we've got those too. Enjoy!
 
 
Happy Birthday Richard of MTG
Richard of Mind The Gap is celebrating an important birthday tonight. If you'd like to join the party and/or wish him well, stop by Enigma in Sea World from 7pm.
 
 
Live Music at London Bridge
Enjoy live rock music tonight by Andrew at London Bridge in Coastal Rose Garden 2 #54. ...

Why China Can Do Whatever It Wants in the South China Sea

on 07/13/2016 - 03:38 pm

Yesterday, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague (PCA) announced that there was no legal basis for China to claim historic rights to the areas falling within the 'nine-dash line.' The Philippines welcomed the decision; however, China, has called it 'ill founded'. President Xi Jinping said earlier this month: 'We are not afraid of trouble.' His government has boycotted the proceedings, saying the court has no jurisdiction over the issue, and that it will ignore the ruling.

 
Over the last couple of days videos have appeared all over the Internet and Social Media broadcasting Chinese military forces flexing their muscles in a show of defiance. Is this something we should be ...

Benefit Beach Party Sunday July 10th at XiChong Beach

on 07/09/2016 - 05:24 pm

Enjoy a full day at the beach with Live Music, freeflow Beer from Vedett and Games while helping out a great cause!

 

 
A great menu of delicious food is available from The Secret Spot Cafe for purchase on your own. See the menu at the end of this post.
 
 
 
 
 
WHERE TO BUY TICKETS:
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased from any of the following locations.
* Mind The Gap - If you know any of the members of the band, contact them directly.* ShekouDaily - Telephone: 186.0169.3674
OR STOP BY CHILL'S TO PICK THEM UP!* Chill's at #92 Hai Chang Road - Telephone: 132.0227.1627


50% of the proceeds go to Mind The Gap!
Let's help t ...

Today's Weather Report... It's Hot! Damn Hot! Real Hot! (MP3)

on 07/08/2016 - 10:17 am


 
Clip from the movie: "Good Morning, Vietnam," a 1987 American military comedy-drama produced by Touchstone Pictures (Walt Disney Pictures), written by Mitch Markowitz and directed by Barry Levinson.

Scorching Hot Shekou Weekend

on 07/08/2016 - 10:09 am

The Hong Kong Weather Observatory today issued a "Very Hot Weather Warning". That means there is a high chance of heat exhaustion, heat stroke and sun burn. Before we jump into our regular Weekend Newsletter, we'd like to share the advisory they issue during these times: 

When engaged in outdoor work or activities, drink plenty of water and avoid over exertion. If not feeling well, take a rest in the shade or cooler place as soon as possible.
People staying indoors without air-conditioning should keep windows open as far as possible to ensure that there is adequate ventilation.
Avoid prolonged exposure under sunlight. Loose clothing, suitable hats and UV-blocking sunglasses can red ...