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Your Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving Dinner and Catering 2017

on 11/15/2017 - 01:48 pm

Thanksgiving, primarily celebrated in the United States and Canada, is traditionally a time for reuniting with friends and family and giving thanks for what we have. Here in Shenzhen, you don't have to be North American to use this day as an opportunity to bring your loved ones close and express your love and gratitude. Life and love are fleeting and Thanksgiving is just the time to enjoy it while we can. 

We hope our 2017 Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving will help enjoy this holiday to its fullest; whether you're alone, going out the friends and family, or preparing your feast at home.

We'll continue to add more Thanksgiving offers, events and activities here as we receive them ...

2017 Guide to Halloween in Shekou, Shenzhen

on 10/24/2017 - 06:43 pm

Welcome to a special Halloween edition of ShekouDaily's Weekend Newsletter. There are over 25 Halloween related events and activities in Shekou! PLUS...
26 businesses have also agreed to provide candy to trick-or-treating kids in costume from Friday through Tuesday!
We even have a few events listed here for those that don't necessarily enjoy the Halloween festivities, including a FREE movie screening at the IMAX in Shekou!
As usual, we'll continue to update the newsletter with new items as they become available so check back often.
Have a safe and happy Halloween!
Where to Buy Halloween Gear
If you still haven't found the perfect cos ...

2017 "Trick or Treating Trails of Shekou" Map is Online Now!

on 10/23/2017 - 06:50 pm

Each year, ShekouDaily organizes a self-guided "Trick or Treating Trail" so that children can enjoy the time-honored Halloween traditions right here in Shekou. This year, more than 20 businesses have confirmed they will be available to provide children (in costume) with treats!

Since Halloween falls on a Tuesday, many schools and children's groups have let us know that their kids plan to dress up in costume on various days starting from Friday. So, to help as many children as possible have a good time, our 4th Annual Trick or Treating Trail of Shekou will go on from Friday October 27th to Tuesday October 31st!
(Note: Not all businesses are available every day so please check the da ...

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.
UPDATE: As of January 29th, 2018, registration can now be done via WeChat. Click here for details.
Registration can be conducted at your local Sub-District Office. For th ...

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 ...