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Second Fire in a Year at Milan Apartment Complex in Shekou

on 10/02/2017 - 03:25 pm

At 2:08pm we started receiving photos and videos from our readers of a second fire this year at Milan Gong Yue apartment complex, near the Shekou Bus Station.

Video Credit: Jim F.

The last one happened on March 11th. Apparently, this fire started around 2pm.

Photo Credit: Jim F.

We first started hearing sirens around 2:15pm. At 2:20pm, we could see two firetrucks heading towards the fire down Wanghai Lu, then a few minutes later going up GongYuan Nanlu.

Witnesses tell us they saw the first trucks arriving around 2:25pm.

Photo Credit: Trev

Photo Credit: Trev
By 2:25pm, there was much less smoke coming from the building and sirens coul ...

Monday Civil Defense Sirens: What You Need to Know

on 09/17/2017 - 05:47 pm

The Shenzhen Municipal Government has advised city residents that at 11am Monday September 18, 2017, the city will be conducting a test of their emergency management system by blaring air raid sirens.

The test will last for 15 minutes as the city sounds three variations of civil defense siren sequences. The interval between each alarm is three minutes.

Early Warning Alert: Signifies a likely attack is about to take place. Consists of a 36-second high-tone followed by a 24-second stop time. 3 cycles as a period.
Air Raid Sirens: Signifies an attack is imminent. A 6-second high-tone followed by a 6-second stop time. 15 cycles as a period.
Post Raid Warning:&nbs ...

IMPORTANT: Limited Water in Shekou for 14 hours Tonight! Take Precautions.

on 09/12/2017 - 01:39 pm

The Shenzhen Water Group (Shekou Branch) has announced that due to contruction of Metro Line 9, they will lower the water pressure of pipes leading into Shekou from 10pm Tuesday September 12th to 12 noon Wednesday September 13th.
(Correction: Wednesday's date has been fixed to 13th from the previous date error of 14th.)

That means that for 14 hours people higher than ground floors may have trouble getting any water!

Please take the necessary steps to ensure you have enough water during that time.

If you have any questions or problems you can call 8213.7777 or click here for a list of emergency numbers.

Apartment Fire Causes Saturday Morning Evacuation in Shekou

on 09/09/2017 - 03:37 pm

I was woken up by smoke shortly after 8am Saturday morning September 9th. Within seconds my wife ran in with the kids in tow yelling for us to leave the apartment because there was a fire below us. We live in Building 3 (丰润阁/fengrunge) of Sea Dynasty, 海尚国际/Hai Shang Guoji in Shekou. We hit the fire alarm in the hall on our floor and immediately made our way to the stairwell.

While rushing down the stairs we encountered a lady, hysterical, clutching her laptop in her arms. She wouldn't leave and kept screaming for help. It was her apartment on fire. She didn't want to leave her apartment and belongings behind. Some of those belongings being goods she was storing for sale online; which some ...

Brownouts Hit Shekou on Hottest Day of the Year So Far

on 08/22/2017 - 12:09 pm

At 7:30 pm last night, the lights went out all across the Coastal Rose Garden 2 community.

Photo Credit: Aaron Cannon of Chill's World Famous Hot Dogs & Hamburgers.

Photo Credit: Aaron Cannon of Chill's World Famous Hot Dogs & Hamburgers.

The Coastal Rose Garden 2 outage was followed by a similar outage at the Sea Taste Community across the street about an hour later.

Photo Credit: Aaron Cannon of Chill's World Famous Hot Dogs & Hamburgers.
The brownout is believed to have been caused by excessive power usage as a result of extreme heat on Monday. According to Hong Kong Environmental Protection Deparment, yesterday was the hottest da ...

Opening of the Sea World Culture & Arts Center Announced by Design Society

on 08/19/2017 - 12:18 pm

On Friday August 18th, Design Society announced that the new Sea World Culture and Arts Center will open to the public in Shekou, Shenzhen on December 2nd, 2017.

Design Society will open with three inaugural exhibitions: Values of Design in the V&A Gallery, Minding the Digital in the Main Gallery, and Nurturing Dreams in Recent Work: Fumihiko Maki + Maki and Associates in the Subsidiary Gallery. In addition to the exhibitions, the complex will include Extra Time, Xiaoyan I MEW, a multi-purpose hall, a theatre, a restaurant and themed creative stores.

A rich variety of activities including guided tours, talks, panel discussions, workshops and performances will be he ...

Preview: NEW Sea World Culture and Arts Center (Coming Soon)

on 07/20/2017 - 02:42 pm

The new Sea World Culture and Arts Center, China's "first major design museum" is nearing completion and Design Society has recently released some photos. The upcoming launch is the result of an important pioneering international partnership between leading state-owned company China Merchants Shekou Holdings (CMSK) and the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), the world's leading museum of art and design based in South Kensington, London. More on that here.

It is designed by Award-Winning Japanese Modernist Master Architect Fumihiko Maki, 88, who has two master degrees (Master of architecture from Cranbrook Academy of Art, and a Master’s degree from the Design Sch ...

City-Wide Dog Checks May Result in Confiscations

on 07/12/2017 - 01:26 pm

According to a document that's been floating around WeChat for the last few days, the Shenzhen City Urban Management Administration Law Enforcement Supervision Department will be periodically checking dogs on the street, from July 10th to July 23rd, for the following:

That they are wearing their leash;
That their owners immediately clean up after them;
That they are not on the list of the prohibited dogs; and
That they are not homeless dogs;

The document also states that on July 19th there will be a massive city-wide campaign to check dogs for the above.

Most of us are completely unaware of any laws regarding dog ownership in Shenzhen; however, there are MANY. One importan ...

Shekou's First Staff-Less Convenience Store (Maybe Shenzhen's?)

on 07/10/2017 - 07:12 pm

There was a lot of hype this morning about a new self-help supermarket that opened in Hangzhou today. According to an article published by Shekou News today, in this new store, there are no cashiers. Customers enter the store by scanning their phone at metro station-style turnstiles which keeps track of who they are. Then they're body-scanned on the wait out and charged automatically.

Watch this video of the experience. It's in Chinese but you'll get the point.

On July 4th, 2017, Technode reported of another similar store in Zhongshan. "As the first significant venture funding in this field, China’s automated convenience store manufacturer BingoBox announced Monday that ...

WATCHOUT: e-Bike's being confiscated by Sihai Park on Gongyuan Road

on 07/10/2017 - 06:20 pm

We received a report at 18:05 July 10th that e-bikes are being confiscated on Gongyuan Road across from Sihai Park. Watch out if you're riding in the area.

If you're unsure whether you're e-bike is legal to ride or not, check out our article on E-bike Laws.

Photo Credit: Pierrot