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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.
 
 
 
 
CHURCH SERVICES
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 ...

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 ...

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.
 
HOW TO GET TO THE NEW FERRY TERMINAL
 
For the next two to four days or so, the only way to get to the new Fer ...

The Ultimate Guide to Halloween in Shekou (with Trick or Treating)!

on 10/21/2016 - 08:08 am

Halloween is this weekend! If you don't have a costume yet, there's a guide of the places to buy Halloween gear here in Shenzhen included in this post; as well as Events for Kids, a Fantastic Trick or Treating Trail and a list of the weekend long events for adults.
 
There's a lot of stuff in this post. If you don't feel like reading all this, click here to listen to our Special Edition Halloween Podcast! In fact, it's our very first podcast. Enjoy!
 

 
 
Where to Buy Halloween Gear


 
Most people nowadays are buying their Halloween gear online. If that's not your style or you're wanting to trying things on or browse what's available, here's a list of pl ...

Emergency Numbers in China

on 09/08/2016 - 06:21 pm

Throughout Mainland China, the following emergency numbers can be used.
 
In most cases there is assistance in both English and Chinese:
 
 * Ambulance - 120
 * Police - 110
 * Fire Department - 119
 * Traffic Accident - 122

For emergency medical services, the nearest full service hospital is:

The Shekou People's Hospital 蛇口人民医院:36 Gongye 7 Road 工业7路36号Telephone: 2669-2314

For a list of other hospitals and clinics in Shekou, click here.

Other useful numbers:

* Noise Pollution Complaints: 12345
* Management and Service Center for Expats: 2667-8381

Shekou Ferry Schedule - Hong Kong Airport

on 08/21/2016 - 08:14 pm

The following information is translated from the China Merchant Shekou Ferry Terminal Services web site at: http://www.szgky.com/.  Changes announced publicly will be posted here, however, last minute changes to the ferry schedule will be posted at the ferry terminal when applicable. For more information for trips to/from the Hong Kong International Airport call: (0755) 2669.1213.

The page displays the Shekou Ferry Schedule to and from the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). For other routes see: Shekou to/from Hong Kong Central, Shekou to/from Zhuhai, or Shekou to/from Macau.
 

 
TO HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (HKIA) FROM SHEKOU
TRAVEL TIME: About 30 min ...

Shekou Ferry Schedule - Macau

on 08/21/2016 - 01:51 pm

The following information is translated from the China Merchant Shekou Ferry Terminal Services web site at: http://www.szgky.com/.  Changes announced publicly will be posted here, however, last minute changes to the ferry schedule will be posted at the ferry terminal when applicable. For more information for trips to/from Macau call: (0755) 2669.1213.

The page displays the Shekou Ferry Schedule to and from Macau. For other routes see: Shekou to/from the Hong Kong International Airport, Shekou to/from Hong Kong Central, or Shekou to/from Zhuhai.
 

  
TO MACAU (TAIPA) FROM SHEKOU
TRAVEL TIME: About 60 minutes




LEAVE SHEKOU


ARRIVE MA ...

Shekou Ferry Schedule - Zhuhai

on 08/21/2016 - 01:43 pm

The following information is translated from the China Merchant Shekou Ferry Terminal Services web site at: http://www.szgky.com/.  Changes announced publicly will be posted here, however, last minute changes to the ferry schedule will be posted at the ferry terminal when applicable. For more information for trips to/from the Zhuhai call: (0755) 2669-5600.

The page displays the Shekou Ferry Schedule to and from Hong Kong Central. For other routes see: Shekou to/from the Hong Kong International Airport, Shekou to/from Hong Kong Central, or Shekou to/from Macau.
 

  
TO ZHUHAI FROM SHEKOU
TRAVEL TIME: About 60 minutes




LEAVE SH ...