18 Results in category Guides

How to Borrow a Shared Umbrella In Shekou, Shenzhen

on 10/04/2017 - 09:06 am

You may have seen, or at least heard about, shared umbrellas popping up around China back in April. They seemed to have appeared overnight, hanging on fences and railings around the city.

Like MoBikes, E Umbrellas didn't have docking stations. Instead, each umbrella had its own lock for which you could get the combination by scanning the QR code. Seemed easy enough; however, within a few weeks E Umbrella reportedly "lost" most of the initial 300,000 umbrellas they made available; costing them millions of yuan.

Image Credit: SCMP

Now a new docked shared umbrella service has recently made its way to Shekou. We ran into a bunch of these JJ伞 (Pinyin: San, meaning umbrella) in Sept ...

How to Get Hong Kong & Mainland China e-Channel Passes

on 08/10/2017 - 03:06 pm

If you've entered or exited China to or from Hong Kong you've probably already seen and experienced long lines at the border waiting to pass through customs. You may have also noticed that some people don't have to wait in these lines and quickly pass through a self-service area (e-Channel). If you're here for an extended period of time, are a business traveler, or meet other qualifications, you can also skip those long lines and use the self service areas!

It's important to point out that as you'll need to go through two different custom inspection areas; one on the mainland China side and another on the Hong Kong side. This unfortunately means that you'll also need to apply for these tw ...

How to Register Your Dog as a Pet - Required by Law

on 07/12/2017 - 02:23 pm

The city of Shenzhen requires that all dogs living with you as pets be vaccinated at least once a year for rabies and that their place of residence be registered. This is to ensure the safety of the dog, the dog owners and the general public. 

There is no charge to complete either of the above two actions (although first time vaccinations may incur a small fee for the certificate). The following article provides the information necessary to fully comply with this regulation.

Registration can be conducted at your local Sub-District Office. For those living in the area belonging to the Shekou Sub-District, the office can be found on Shiyun Road and Shekou New Stre ...

e-Bike Laws: What you Need to Know

on 07/08/2017 - 02:10 pm

First and foremost, all motorcycles are banned in Nanshan, Luohu, Futian and Yantian Districts of Shenzhen (including motor bicycles, tricycles and light motor vehicles). That means that technically no e-bikes are allowed to ride on the roads in Shekou.

Having said that, there are some exceptions or reasons you may see them without being confiscated. We'll try to explain those clearly here.

Some e-bikes have been exempted from the ban by following accepted standards. Here are a few examples of those exempted:

vehicles used to repair public facilities;
postal servics vehicles;
express delivery vehicles; and 
vehicles used to deliver bottled water/gas

The above mentioned ...

Tour the NEW Management and Service Center for Expats in Shekou

on 06/29/2017 - 05:47 pm

Yesterday the Management and Service Center for Expats officially opened along with the Nanshan Pioneers Education and Management Base and the Shenzhen Shekou Maritime Museum.

ShekouDaily is honored to have been invited as the official foreigner representative of the Launching Ceremony where the Shenzhen Municipal Committee and organization minister Zheng Ke (深圳市委常委、组织部长郑轲), the Nanshan District Party Committee Standing Committee and organization minister Rao Honglei (南山区委常委、组织部长饶红蕾), and the Shekou street party working committee secretary and director Zhou Jiangtao (蛇口街道党工委书记、主任周江涛) where among the attendees, along with more than ten media organizations from across Guangdo ...

How to Register Your Drone - REQUIRED BY LAW

on 06/06/2017 - 01:31 pm

On May 30th, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) announced that effective June 1st, 2017 drone owners are required by law to register their drones, if they weigh more than 250 grams, with the CAAC.

"Drones have become a serious hazard in many Chinese cities, and have severely interfered with civil aviation," said Zhang Ruiqing, deputy head of the Office of Air Traffic Regulation of the Civil Aviation Administration of China. Anyone flying drones illegally will be punished in accordance with public security regulations, the authorities have said.

An online registration system is now available and can be found here. Unfortunately, it's only in Chinese.

The Management a ...

Guide to Swimming Pools in Shekou, Shenzhen

on 05/27/2017 - 04:10 pm

Hanging out in Shekou often feels like being on vacation. Shekou, like many tropical holiday destinations, has great weather, beautiful blue skies (most of the time), palm trees and plenty of places to relax with great food and drinks. Unfortunately, the un-swimmable water of Shenzhen Bay makes beach life here an impossibility... at least for now. That doesn't mean though that we need to go without swimming. There are plenty of great places in Shekou to get wet, enjoy a few laps, or just sit by the water while soaking in the rays.
Here's a list of some of Shekou's greatest swimming pools that are open to the public. We'll continue to update this list with more info so be sure to che ...

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 ...

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.
For those looking to go to Church on Christmas, we have three English language Services to share. Click the links bel ...

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 ...