Finding events in Shenzhen: Are there any any up-to-date WeChat groups or websites?

Someone on Facebook asked a question regarding where to find the most updated events for restaurants and places that show sports etc. happening in Shenzhen. They were asking is there a WeChat group or website for events.

Wanted to highlight the hard work our Shenzhen team has been doing to provide the Shenzhen community with the richest event experience.

Comprehensive, updated daily over 220 upcoming events

Our Shenzhen event calendar is the most complete directory of events for all ages in Shenzhen from sports to family to food and even major concerts in Hong Kong. I just checked yesterday (4/22/2018) and we had over 220 upcoming activities. Our staff is always encouraged to ensure we have the right mix of small and large events both commercial and community driven.

Free events calendar and organizer outreach

Over the last six months the staff have been increasing our outreach to more and more event organizers in Shenzhen and it has shown a noticeable effect of quantity and quality of events on the event calendar. Many of the the events organized in Shenzhen we are media partners. If organizers promote ShenzhenParty.com on their events, we give the events the extra oomph and highlighting they need to succeed.

Anyone can post events on the event calendar for free as we want this to be the most complete event offering in the Shenzhen greater bay.

It is simple to post an event from your desktop computer just register an account on ShenzhenParty.com and then after verifying your email and logging in just navigate to our event posting form, fill in the fields and upload a visual.

Event organizers just need to wait a day or so as our moderators review them to prevent spam and duplicates.

I am too busy to post events

If you are a business and don’t have the time to post your events you can purchase a business membership and you can offload some of the work to our account managers and get additional exposure on our off platform channels.

Event Distribution off of ShenzhenParty.com

The most interesting events are republished on our WeChat “shenzhenparty” and email newsletter. Our site also links to the Shenzhen Party Facebook page and Shenzhen Meetup group where you can follow and join events on those platforms if you prefer.

Behind the scenes

Thanks especially to Wendy our event editor, Monica, and Becky for curating our event calendar. If you have questions or want do do a media partnership with your event please contact us.

Other resources

Congrats to Mambo on their 1 year anniversary serving Mexican food

Just stopped at Mambo and noticed they made it through a full year. Congrats to them on serving great Mexican cuisine with creative flair. It is a difficult feat for most Shenzhen restaurants.

Tacos at Mambo
Tacos at Mambo

Located in Shuiwei it is a fun place to meet some friends and nibble on their 7 kinds of tacos. Reasonably priced wine by the glass and other creative cocktails are on the drink menu.

Fajitas at Mambo
Fajitas at Mambo

Now that Trafalgar has opened across the street it is a good destination area with Evil Duck and Braceria Pugliese on the parallel street.

Chicken Skewer
Chicken Skewer

Original Review of Mambo Mexican restaurant

Shenzhen #9 in the top cities for tourists in 2017

Shenzhen continues to be in the top ten cities for international tourism on the Euromonitor top 100 city destinations ranking list staying at #9. Around 12.6 million international tourists visited Shenzhen in 2017. According to the report the number of tourists to Shenzhen is set to increase to 15.3 million in 2020 and 20.5 million in 2025.

No doubt the new high speed train from Hong Kong to Shenzhen is going to increase this flow of tourists and lead to increased hotel bookings.

Many international arrivals come to Shenzhen for business or tourism.

Transporting Money Across Hong Kong Borders: What Are the Legal Limits?

On July 16th 2018, you will be limited to bringing 120,000HKD to Hong Kong without declaring it when crossing the border from Shenzhen by ferry, train, airport etc. Previously there was no limit of the amount of cold hard cash you could bring into the Hong Kong Special Administrative region.

This now explains the plethora of currency exchange shops all around Hong Kong and the many Bitcoin ATMs.

The “Cross-boundary Movement of Physical Currency and Bearer Negotiable Instruments Bill” is being put in effect as an anti money laundering (AML) protection.

It is not clear at this time if this covers crypto currencies and if you need to declare your Bitcoin Wallet.

Declaration

If you have more than 120,000HKD worth of currency then you should take the Red Channel and make a written declaration.

Borders

This law applies no matter how you get into Hong Kong however if you take the following borders you can take the Red Channel and declare:

Penalty

If you do not declare your currency you could end up with a penalty for up to two years in prison or a maximum fine of 500,000HKD.

China Customs Cash Limit

When crossing back into Shenzhen you still need to remember that you are limited to 20,000RMB or 5,000USD equivalent before you have to declare at the Chinese customs.

Full details of the SCMP.

Details of many countries customs cash limits. (As of this writing not updated for Hong Kong)

Question: Is there any prohibited products you can’t bring when entering Hong Kong?

Blockchain Tourist in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s financial center status along with its location next to the crypto currency weary mainland makes it a popular area for those interested in blockchain and digital currencies. Influentials in the crypto ecosystem often stop by. If you are in the crypto space it is an ideal destination to fly to and make some connections especially if you can spend some extra time touring Shenzhen.

Genesis Block

A dedicated over the counter electronic currency exchange trading floor. Use cash to convert to many crypto currencies. There are also many ATMs outside.

Bitcoin ATMs

Hong Kong is dotted with bitcoin ATMs as well as ATMs for converting physical fiat currency into other digital currencies such as buy cash and Etherium and Bitcash. ATM fees are not always transparent and some ATMs are 24 hours and some are not so research closely before you go.

Blockchain meet ups

Blockchain events in Hong Kong happen all the time and you will find them on meetups or eventbrite.

Blockchain Conferences

Attend Blockchain conferences such as Token2049. The first instance of this conference sold out very quickly. It is a sure thing that more Blockchain conferences will be organized here.

Podcasts to Prepare yourself

Lots going on with Blockchain in the ASIA region and here are some podcast interviews to get you started.
 Jason Goldberg on Simple Token 
 Jehan Chu on Hong Kong and Crypto Currencies
 Max Ward OpenPort Logistics 

What should I have for dinner tonight in Futian?

Our friend asked us for dining recommendations in Futian district for dinner tonight. Here are some suggestions we came up with.
 Butao Ramen  – Popular Ramen chain from Japan that just opened in the Ping’an building.
 Mambo  – Mexican fare in the Shuiwei village area
 Braceria Pugliese  – Italian food from a real Italian owner always keeping the quality very high.
 Kitchen Rouge  – Mauritian Chef with a fusion mix of cusines.
Have a glance at more Shenzhen restaurants in our restaurant listings.

Major League Baseball to open flagship store in Hong Kong

Just saw that in Hong Kong’s Central area, Major League Baseball (“MLB”) will be opening a flagship store. Guess this is to complement their baseball academies in China. In our quick search we could not find any details about the opening online. Will it actually sees baseball sports equipment or just team fashion?

Where to play baseball in Shenzhen?

ShenzhenParty.com and Community

Reid Hoffman had a great master of scale podcast episode with the founder of Flickr about community. Caterina Fake gives her philosophies on online communities and expands on it in Online communities gone bad.

This made us think.

How is ShenzhenParty.com doing with community?

We have the following community touch points:

After listening to the podcast above, please send us feedback info@shenzhenparty.com on how we can improve the Shenzhen community. You may also message us on Facebook, WeChat “shenzhenparty” or Twitter.