CAUTION: Strong Monsoon Signal Raised - Gale Force Winds Expected

on 12/08/2017 - 08:45 am

UPDATE: The Strong Monsoon Signal was cancelled at 11am.

The Hong Kong Observatory raised their Strong Monsoon Signal at 7:45am this morning. Strong winds with mean speed exceeding 40 kilometres per hour are expected from the north. Gusts will occasionally reach gale force.

1. If you are not well sheltered from the north, you are advised to take precautions against strong gusty winds. Flower pots and other objects likely to be blown away should be taken indoors.

2. Those planning for water sports activities and operations at sea should take special care against high winds and rough sea conditions. Conditions are particularly rough over the offshore waters.

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Guide to Shenzhen's 1st International Wine & Dine Festival 2017 (Dec 7-10)

on 12/07/2017 - 01:20 pm

The first Shenzhen International Wine & Dine Festival kicked off at 10:30am Thursday December 7th. 31 vendors from around the world have set up for the weekend to provide visitors with delicious gourmet food and drinks.

To purchase food or drink items, you need to sign up and buy vouchers, only available via wechat. If you pay 100 you get a couple of extra goodies; otherwise, you can buy in increments of 20, 40, 60 or 80.

UPDATE 3pm Dec 7th: Many vendors are now accepting cash so it appears there may not be a need to purchase anything through WeChat. We'll update this post if we notice if that changes.

Prices for food an drink items vary from vendor to vendor. When you s ...

Collision Sparks Emergency Evacuation of Shenzhen Metro Line 11

on 12/07/2017 - 09:06 am

At 7am December 6th, Shenzhen Metro Train No. 00503 was heading south down Line 11 between Hongshuwan South Station and HouHai Station, when it struck a piece of concrete that had broken through the metro tunnel.

According to a preliminary investigation unauthorized construction overhead of metro line 11 caused damage to the tunnel that lead to the collision.

Original reports stated that the line would be operational within three hours; however, National Business Daily, reported that repairs took over 12 hours with the line returning to normal operation at 7:48pm.

The photo above is of the object that the train struck.

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WARNING: Massive Crowds Expected to Flood Sea World This Weekend

on 12/06/2017 - 10:06 am

From December 7th-10th, Sea World Square is expected to be inundated with 100,000 foodies and participants attending what's being promoted as Shenzhen's first international wine and gourmet food festival.

Organized by the Nanshan District Government, China Merchants, and Shenzhen Media Group; the event has attracted 100 wine and gourmet food vendors from 28 countries and regions.

The promotion, only in Chinese, seems to make some interesting statements. First, that you'll have a chance to taste hundreds of world famous wines and thousands of world food. Second is their description of us foreigners here... (translated by Google) "Shekou a large number of foreigners. They love to drink a ...