13 Results in category Getting Around

Photo Showcase: Shenzhen's New Western Binhai Promenade (From Sea World to Shenzhen Bay Sports Park)

on 06/22/2017 - 04:51 pm

After nearly two years of intense construction, the 6.6km Western Binhai Promenade, from Sea World to the Shenzhen Bay Sports Park is about to open to the public. China Merchants Shekou has recently shared these great photos.

Pictures of the Parks
There are six recommended scenic areas along the newly constructed coastal promenade.

1. Modern Design
Newly designed corridors

2. Flower Garden
The coastline boasts many beautiful flower species: 蓝花楹、红花玉蕊、中华无忧树、假苹婆、朴树、水蒲桃、银海枣、龙船花树、仪花、腊肠树等

3. Steel Lighthouse
Incorporates Shekou's industrial roots into the park's design.

4. Stunning Natural Views of the Mountain, Sea, and Sky
Enj ...

Chiwan Tian Hou Temple in Shekou Shenzhen China

on 01/26/2017 - 08:00 pm

Tian Hou Gong, Chiwan's Goddess Temple, is said to have been built as an offering to the Goddess Mazu as far back as 1410. You may also see the temple's name spelled "Tin Han" is some of their marketing materials.
Mazu is the patron saint of seafarers and is often visited by locals before heading off to sea. They say that of the 1500 temples devoted to her across 26 countries, this is the largest in Guangdong.

It's a fairly small temple and is currently undergoing renovations; however, at just 15 RMB for tickets it's not a bad place to visit. We suggest calling ahead of any visit as their hours may fluctuate during renovation. 0755-2685-3219.

Various events are ...

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 ...

Nanhai Dadao Road Closure as Metro Construction Begins

on 11/27/2016 - 08:17 am

As if the traffic heading into and out of Shekou wasn't bad enough, the Municipal Public Security Bureau Traffic Police Department of Shenzhen announced that Nanhai Dadao will soon be closed for SIX MONTHS! The closure will affect the area from Gongye 1 Road to Gongye 3 Road and also Minghua Road which is between Taizi Road and Nanhai Dadao. 
The closure is expected to last from December 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017. The reason for the closure is that construction is beginning on phase 2 of Shenzhen Metro Line 9; which will make it easier to travel between Shekou and greater parts of the city. Despite the inconvenience, these new metro stops in Shekou should ultimately help ease the ...

Guide: Christmas Shopping in Shenzhen

on 11/24/2016 - 05:04 pm

Welcome to this Special Edition: Guide to Christmas Shopping in Shenzhen Videocast and Newsletter. 
I know it's really easy nowadays to order things online; however there is a growing pollution problem caused by the extra packaging used to fulfill the rapidly increasing online orders. Last year the waste from these courier services in China was estimated at 4 million tons to deliver 20 billion parcels...  and that's not including delivery truck emmissions. So today we would like to encourage you to buy locally. Not only will you help lower the impact, you'll also be supporting local businesses in the place we live.
Watch the embedded video below or read ...

PODCAST: Guide to Christmas Shopping in Shenzhen

on 11/24/2016 - 05:04 pm

This podcast is an extracted audio recording of ShekouDaily's Guide to Christmas Shopping in Shenzhen Video. To watch that, click here; otherwise, 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.

Free Bus from Shekou to the Shenzhen Craft Beer Fest

on 11/10/2016 - 12:31 pm

For those that would like to attend the Shenzhen Craft Beer Fest in Xili this Friday and Saturday November 11th and 12th, you can take a free shuttle bus from Sea World in Shekou. See below for details.
For tickets call 136 1286 4731 or visit the Bionic Brew Popup Shop next to HH Gourmet in Coastal Rose Garden 2 #43-A
2016 Shenzhen Craft Beer Festival Dates:Friday Nov 11: 17:00 -23:00Saturday Nov 12: 13:00 -23:00
Look for the DUDU bus with Shenzhen Craft Beer Fest Sign when you arrive Sea World Metro Station Exit A.
Nov 11: DEPARTS Shekou 17:00; 19:00; Return 23:00 Shekou; 23:00 BSZ
Nov 12: DEPARTS Shekou 13:00, 16:00 ...

Getting to the New Shekou Ferry Terminal (a.k.a. Shekou Cruise Center)

on 11/07/2016 - 11:21 am

It's going to be a while before the Orange Line of the Shenzhen Metro stops at the new Shekou Ferry Terminal at Prince Bay Port. In the meantime, here are five other ways to get there:
1) Free Shuttle Bus
There's a free shuttle bus from the old Ferry Terminal to the new one. Click here for details on schedule, travel time, locations, etc.

2) Taxi
English Name: Shekou Cruise Center
Chinese Name (Characters): 蛇口邮轮中心.
Chinese Name: (Pinyin):  Shekou You Lun Zhong Xin 

3) Drive
Drive towards the old Shekou Ferry Terminal on Nanhai Dadao. Do not enter the old terminal; instead, veer right onto Gang Wan Da Dao. You'll see the entrance to t ...

Metro Time Extended for Halloween

on 10/31/2016 - 12:37 pm

To help people enjoy the Halloween Celebrations across town, the Shenzhen Metro has decided to extend the schedule for today. The departure time of the last trains from each end will be 12 midnight tonight.
If you're looking for things to do this Halloween, check out the Ultimate Guide to Halloween in Shekou. or the map for the kid's Trick or Treating Trail.
Happy Halloween!

NEW Shekou Ferry Terminal [HOW-TO GUIDE]

on 10/31/2016 - 11:42 am

On October 15th, 2016 ShekouDaily was the first to share pictures and update you (in English) about the new Shekou Ferry Terminal at Prince Bay Port. Today, we'd like to add to that with this quick How To Guide to Getting To and Using the New Ferry Terminal. Although the new ferry terminal is much nicer, for the few days it's a bit cumbersome so we'd like to help you avoid any unnecessary troubles.
UPDATE: More options are now available for Getting to the New Ferry Terminal. Click here for details. For details on Navigating the New Ferry Terminal, see below.
For the next two to four days or so, the only way to get to the new Fer ...