The Hong Kong Observatory raised their Strong Monsoon Signal at 6:45pm today. Strong winds with mean speed exceeding 40 kilometres per hour are expected from the north. Gusts will occasionally reach gale force.
In the hour ending 8:30 p.m., the maximum sustained winds recorded at Cheung Chau were 54 kilometres per hour with maximum gusts 78 kilometres per hour. In the hour ending 6:30 p.m., the maximum sustained winds recorded at Waglan Island and Cheung Chau were 65 and 54 kilometres per hour with maximum gusts 78 and 78 kilometres per hour respectively.
1. If you are not well sheltered from the north, you are advised to take precautions against strong gusty winds. Flower pots an ...
Shark Wine Bar & Grill in Sea World has graciously provided us with TWO amazing Christmas Dinners-for-Two worth 576 RMB each that we're going to give away to two lucky readers!
You can enjoy Shark's Christmas Eve dinner anytime from 5pm til closing on Christmas Eve, Sunday December 24, 2017.
The contest to WIN is taking place from Saturday December 16th to Thursday December 21st at midnight! We'll announce the winners on Friday December 22nd.
Regularly 288 RMB per person, the dinner includes: Cheese platter, cold cuts, Waldorf Salad, Mixed Tapas, Pasta Salad with Pesto, Vinaigrette Salad (Beetroot Salad), Russian Salad (Potato and Chicken Salad), St ...
Ms. Zhao and her family were casually walking on the sidewalk at 10pm last Tuesday when the ground suddenly opened up beneath her. She had just finished shopping and was pushing her bicycle down the sidewalk when it suddenly collapsed. She fell neck deep with her bicycle into a roughly 2-meter sinkhole that was flooding with water.
Zhao shouted for help, her relatives also immediately stopped passers-by for help. "At that time I was very scared, but fortunately I have a water pipe can rely on, or I really do not know what the consequences will be." Ms. Zhao said.
A passers-by found a pole she could grab onto to climb out. Another young man on the the scene offered her his clo ...
Traffic is going to be a mess in major parts of the city this weekend. Preparations are underway for the Shenzhen Marathon and traffic notices and limitations are already being posted.
The Shenzhen Marathon will go on from 8am to 2pm Sunday December 17th; however, roads will be closed or influenced starting midnight on Saturday December 16th so please take precautions.
Roads to avoid:
Shennan Avenue (from west to east)
West Shahe Road
Wanghai Road (From north to south)
Middle Shennan Road
East Shennan Road
Suggestions from the traffic department:
Make a detour during the race time.
Since the marathon route includes the West Shahe Road and Wanghai Road, it wi ...
Join ShekouDaily as we take over an entire movie theater hall to watch Paddington 2 this Sunday December 17th at 2:40pm! This is a great way to spend time with the family and come meet other expat families.
Everyone is welcome. There's no need to buy tickets. Admittance is free for your entire family; however, this is a private screening just for us so you will need to join a special WeChat group we've set up to keep track of who's coming to this event. We have space for up to 100 people to attend. Please scan the QR Code at the end of this article to join us!
About the Movie
Paddington 2 is a 2017 British live-action/CGI animated adventure comedy. Based on the stories of the characte ...
Get ready for 120 shooting stars per hour in tonight's night sky. The Geminid meteor shower is the strongest and most spectacular meteor show of the year. The showers began on December 7th and the peak is expected to occur at about 2:30 p.m. tomorrow; however, tonight between 10pm and midnight is the recommended viewing time as the moon won't rise until after 3 am.
Where to Go and Where to Look
It's not going to be hard to catch a glimpse of the show, if you can find a dark place where clouds don't block your view of the east/north-east sky. Getting away from the city lights may be a challenge for most of us. The nearest areas may be the coastlines or mountain tops. Once there, just si ...
1. Tonight (December 8), the last train of Metro Line 11 from Futian station to Bitou station will leave from Futian at 21:00.
2. From Futian district to Nanshan district, the metro will use only one track, so that means departure intervals will be longer than usual.
3. From Bitou to Qianhai, the metro will run as usual. The departure interval is about 8 minutes.
4. The Nanshan station on line 11 and Taoyuan station on line 1 will offer shuttle bus for passengers. It is predicated that line 11 will be fixed and run as usual after 7:30am tomorrow (December 9)
5. The metro between Nanshan and Qianhai won't run during the adjustment time.
Reference: 运营信息 | 11号线临时运营调整
Yes, many of us are already thinking and planning for Christmas. If you are too, we've got some links below to help you with your dinners, decorations, gifts and more. Before you jump to that though, we have plenty of activities, events and offers going on this weekend and next for you to enjoy. Don't miss them! For those going away for the holiday. I hope you have a wonderful time on your holiday. For the rest of us... Have a great weekend!
NOTE: Most of the content below appears in chronological order and "as submitted" by event organizers, promoters or venues, to the ShekouDaily directory. If you'd like to include your events or promotions to ShekouDaily or these newsletters ...
UPDATE: The Strong Monsoon Signal was cancelled at 11am.
The Hong Kong Observatory raised their Strong Monsoon Signal at 7:45am this morning. Strong winds with mean speed exceeding 40 kilometres per hour are expected from the north. Gusts will occasionally reach gale force.
1. If you are not well sheltered from the north, you are advised to take precautions against strong gusty winds. Flower pots and other objects likely to be blown away should be taken indoors.
2. Those planning for water sports activities and operations at sea should take special care against high winds and rough sea conditions. Conditions are particularly rough over the offshore waters.
Last dispat ...
The first Shenzhen International Wine & Dine Festival kicked off at 10:30am Thursday December 7th. 31 vendors from around the world have set up for the weekend to provide visitors with delicious gourmet food and drinks.
To purchase food or drink items, you need to sign up and buy vouchers, only available via wechat. If you pay 100 you get a couple of extra goodies; otherwise, you can buy in increments of 20, 40, 60 or 80.
UPDATE 3pm Dec 7th: Many vendors are now accepting cash so it appears there may not be a need to purchase anything through WeChat. We'll update this post if we notice if that changes.
Prices for food an drink items vary from vendor to vendor. When you s ...