Celebrating An Expat Institution For Women In Shenzhen

For many expats, what makes or breaks a move to a new country is the community they meet there. One cannot underestimate the importance of having a friend to go to the bar for a drink or to grab a coffee during the day. It can make a world of difference if you know some people you can ask for help or advice, be it finding where to buy the food they like from back home or to take them to the hospital after an accident.

 

If someone is fortunate enough to find this sense of community when they move to a strange new place, then they are more likely to stay longer and start to feel like they have a found a home away from home. It’s that same sense of community that the Shenzhen Women’s International Club (SWIC) has been providing to the ladies of our city for over 30 years.

 

We sat down with President Yvette Taylor and Programs Chair Christyne Holmes for a coffee and a chat to find out more about what SWIC is about and what it offers to the expat women in the local community.

 

“It started in 1986. It was just a few ladies who met in somebody’s lounge in Jingshan. Two years ago we did quite a few big events to celebrate the 30 years. There are no original members left, but we do have some photos,” explained Yvette.

Christyne had heard about what it was like back when SWIC started. “At that time, in the Shekou area, there were a lot of oil and gas companies, so my guess would be that it came out of that. There were a lot of expat ladies, or expat families, that were living here, and they don’t really know how to communicate locally. They didn’t speak Chinese. They had just moved here. That time, wasn’t like it is now.”

 

SWIC has come on leaps and bounds since it was first formed, but it fundamentally represents the same values. Their mission statement can be found in their leaflets, but Christyne sums it up well during our chat.

 

“I think our goal with SWIC is to offer the gals support. These women are the anchors for their husbands and kids and they feel like they are running around, taking care of and solving all the problems. Grocery shopping alone can be a challenge in a new country where you don’t speak the language. Any additional special needs can make acclimation and adjustment even more difficult. I like to think of it as a soft place to land. You can come here and ask whatever questions. You can vent. You can get rejuvenated. Then we put you back out there.”

 

“We recently had an event and some of the new ladies were really struggling. If you’ve never been to Asia before, it is a culture shock. So we are there for them if they want someone to chat to,” added Yvette.

The group has grown tremendously over the years, which is reflected in the original name of Shekou Women’s International Club being changed to the Shenzhen Women’s International Club it is today. The amount and variety of activities now held offer members something interesting to do every day during the week.

 

“Every Tuesday morning 9:30 to 11:30 we have a coffee morning. It’s usually at the Hilton, except for the third Tuesday of every month where we go to the Marco Polo in Futian. At our Hilton coffee we generally have over 50 ladies, on some occasions more than 70. The Marco Polo coffee is popular with a lot of our members that live in Futian and have kids, but we also get a lot from Shekou. Generally, there are 50 ladies there.

 

There’s also a book club, which meets once a month on a Tuesday evening. Most of the books are, some fiction, some non-fiction, but right now we are reading one about a Chinese wife and American husband bringing up their son in Shanghai,” explained Yvette.

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Mothers with young children form a significant percentage of the members in SWIC and they are well taken care of.

 

“So we have a large Mom’s and Tot’s group. That is a lot of support for those with preschool kids. Every week they make play dates. It’s every Wednesday or Thursday and it’s someone different every week. It alternates between different apartments. They had a big Easter party recently and you wouldn’t believe how many people were there. It was crazy,” recalled Christyne.

 

Yet that represents just a small fraction of the work SWIC puts in to arrange activities for their members. Christyne gave a breakdown of what happens in a typical week.

 

“Monday they have the hiking group. Tuesday we have the coffee. Wednesday they play tennis. Thursdays they usually do another hike. Monday and Wednesday they do archery. Friday we do mahjong. And then we sprinkle in other activities along the way. A couple of weeks ago we made dumplings in my house. We had 15 or 16 gals who came to my house for that. At the weekend we are going to the Opium War Museum.”

 

The women of SWIC also enjoy their parties and members can be sure to have a few large events to be arranged each year.

“We had our farewell lunch on the 22nd of May. It was a chance to say farewell for the summer and to those who were leaving Shenzhen. That was at the Westin. We had the ballroom there for a late morning lunch with a wonderful buffet and sparkling wine. 90 Ladies attended,” said Yvette.

 

“Then in September, we will have our welcome breakfast. A way for everyone to get back into the groove,” added Christyne.

 

Even putting the weekly activities and the great parties aside for one moment, SWIC is worth joining for the great discounts members can enjoy at more than 50 restaurants, bars, shops, spas, and other businesses you are sure to come into contact with during your time in Shenzhen.

 

“This is worth the cost of the membership alone. Because if you go to McCawley’s and get 5% off then it adds up over time. It adds up pretty quickly,” explained Christyne.

 

Charity work forms an important part of the work that SWIC does, so those who want to give back to the local community can find a platform to do so at the club. Yvette went into detail about the assistance they provide.

“We support three local charities; Captivating, Promised Land, and Sunshine Academy. We budget at the start of each year and we set out an amount for each charity. That can either be given to them at the end of the year or if they want to use it throughout the year. What we’ve also done this year are three coffees where – they usually cost 50RMB – the members have it free, but then we have a charity bucket. So we’ve raised 3 or 4,000RMB each charity coffee just by doing that.”

 

SWIC boasts a large membership, but it’s not one that is dominated by any one clique. As is stated as part of their mission statement, ‘there is no typical SWIC member. We are women of all ages, with or without children, working or not working for money, seasoned or first-time expats’.

 

“We have over 250 members at the moment. There can be up to thirty different nationalities on a bus during a trip,” explained Yvette.

 

When asked about the makeup of those 250 members, Christyne is keen to express the diversity. “I would say American is probably the largest nationality and then maybe French. Our mahjong group just cracks me up. We have women from Belgium, France, Korea, Japan, America, New Zealand, and Australia.”

“It’s amazing that everyone gets on so well. I don’t know anyone that is cross with one another. In 250 people, I don’t know if there is any bad blood or poor relations. Which is pretty amazing when everybody is from different walks of life,” she added.

 

Perhaps the best possible note to finish on is to simply leave you with a quote from the SWIC mission statement, which sums up all the good work the women at the club are doing.

 

‘The purpose of Shenzhen Women’s International Club is to promote social and cultural exchange between the women of the expatriate community in Shekou and throughout Shenzhen. This is done through meetings and activities in the spirit of mutual understanding and friendship.

SWIC provides a focus for social and cultural activities for members and is of particular value to newcomers by serving as a means to meet other expats, find resources, and share tips and information about living in this city.

 

We are a club run solely by volunteers. To give back to our host country, we continually support local charities through donations, promotion, and active participation.’

 

To become a member of SWIC, applicants must hold a foreign passport or be a spouse of a foreign passport holder. Membership costs RMB350 per year, with the year beginning in August.

 

For more information or to inquire about joining SWIC, you can visit their official website or check out their Facebook page. Feel free to send an email to membership@swiconline.com.

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Enjoy Brunch, Beach, And Pool At Sheraton Dameisha Resort

It’s not really in a writer’s self-interest to say that a review is easy or that some reviews write themselves, but you do occasionally have the opportunity to write about a place you are sure readers will love. The Sunday Brunch at Capri at Sheraton Dameisha Resort is one such place.

Living in Shenzhen can be stressful and tiring. We live busy lives in a city that doesn’t seem to sleep. Even the best of us can feel like we need a holiday or a break from it all sometimes. With Capri’s Sunday Brunch, you can feel like you’re taking a holiday without having to leave Shenzhen.

For RMB464, diners can enjoy an all you can eat brunch buffet in the hotel’s Capri restaurant. The brunch runs from 11:30 to 15:00. After which, diners are free to enjoy the hotel’s swimming pools and also the beach for the rest of the day. The brunch at the Sheraton Dameisha Resort is so much more than a meal. It’s an amazing day out. There’s a reason why it’s one of the top-ranked restaurants on TripAdvisor in the city.

As you arrive at the Sheraton Dameisha Resort, you would be forgiven for thinking you’ve entered into a luxury resort in Thailand or Vietnam. Driving into the hotel, you can catch a glimpse of the sun shimmering off the clear blue sea. The waves lap onto the quiet and clean sand. It’s a good day to go to the beach.

Upon entering the restaurant, there is a children’s play area. The kids will be occupied for hours drawing pictures and watching movies. All the while, they are being taken care of by the childminders provided by the hotel. In the middle of the restaurant is the stage where the band plays a hit-filled set and the Colombian musicians provide a soundtrack to the brunch.

The first thing you notice, however, is the restaurant’s stunning, panoramic view of Dameisha beach. With the option too of dining outside on the balcony, diners can really soak in the atmosphere.

All along the other side of the restaurant is the brunch buffet. And what a spread it is.

The buffet begins with the drinks bar as you enter the restaurant. There you will find it generously stocked with ice cold bottled beer, bottles of the house red and white, and the ability to make your own cocktails from the choice of spirits. There are also soft drinks and fresh fruit juices available.

From there we head to the would-be starters. Some highlights include the Greek Salad with Feta Cheese, Roasted Lamb Loin with Cherry Tomatoes, and Marinated Tuna Fillet with Mustard Honey Sauce. The cold cuts and cheese board is worth a visit also. Choose from the likes of Toscano Ham, Smoked Pork Loin, and Capocollo. Pair that with a cheese board offering Camembert, Gouda, Emmental, and Gruyere.

With the sea so near, it’s perhaps no surprise that seafood features heavily on the brunch menu at Capri. And the restaurant does not disappoint.

The sushi station is one of the busiest areas of the buffet and with good reason too. The chef is on hand to make cuts from the selection of the freshest Tuna, Salmon, Sea Bream, and White Tuna. Positioned right beside the sushi and sashimi, diners can find the shellfish chilled on ice. The selection there reads like a wish list of any seafood lover. Choose from Prawns, Conch, Alaskan King Crab, French Oyster, and Scallop, to name just a few. All are presented in the eye-catching centerpiece replica fishing boat.

Capri also showcases local seafood delicacies. One chef stands by a dedicated station where he conjures up local favorite Sea Urchin Fried Rice on the spot, while on the other side, another chef is preparing Abalone dishes.

There are plenty of options too for those who would prefer something other than seafood. Western diners can make up a Sunday Roast to rival that they are used to back home. Choose from Grilled Beef Steak and racks of Lamb with Olive Lamb Jus to pair with Parsley Baby Potatoes, Butter Vegetables, and Grilled Mushrooms.

Meanwhile, there is more Chinese fare to be savored. Try the juicy Shanxi Hamburger, delicious Peking Duck, or make your own bowl at the Noodle Station. Capri even has its Dim Sum so make sure to try the Har Gow or Char Siu Bao.

The staff also provide table service too as they bring round Baked Lobster with Garlic Sauce and chilled bottles of prosecco for guests.

Be sure to save room for dessert too. After all, being at the beach is the perfect excuse to have some ice cream. You might need to get a bigger bowl once you see the flavors on offer from New Zealand Natural. For those with an insatiable sweet tooth, there are still plenty of other desserts to explore from Black Forest Cake and Strawberry Cheese Cake to Walnut Brownies and Napoleon Slice.

It’s truly a brunch to be savored at a leisurely pace. Relax with the family or catch up with friends. With the brunch running for over three hours, there is plenty of time to sample all the dishes on offer and make the most of the open bar.

Once you have finished your brunch, that is where the fun really begins and where Sheraton Dameisha Resort truly distinguishes itself. That is because all diners at the Sunday Brunch can also enjoy all-day access to Sheraton’s swimming pools and also the beach.

So head for a quiet stroll along the secluded beach. Take that rare opportunity to go for a dip in the sea. Play in the giant swimming pool with the kids or grab a drink with your partner at the poolside bar. Alternatively, relax on a lounger poolside and catch up with the latest book from your favorite author.

There really is no other brunch experience like it in the city. In fact, there’s nowhere else in the city where you can relax, unwind, and treat yourself like you can at the Sunday brunch at Capri at Sheraton Dameisha Resort.

Brunch is served on Sundays from 11:30 to 15:00

Buffet + Soft drinks and local beer: RMB464 (Net)

Buffet + Soft drinks and premium alcohol: RMB535 (Net)

For reservation, call 0755-88886688. For 10 people or more, please contact Ms. Ginny Xu.

 

Outdoor pool opening times: 06:00 – 22:00 (Summer)

Indoor pool opening times: 06:00 – 23:00 (Summer)

 

 

Holiday Breaks at Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen

 

Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen

Nestled along the Pearl River Delta, an hour’s travel by road from Hong Kong, by ferry from Macau and by train from Guangzhou lies Shenzhen- a perfect place for a holiday break with family and friends or simply to get away for a romantic weekend.

Young, vibrant and dynamic, the city offers wonderful attractions from epic shopping sprees at the electronic and at the fashion & accessories wholesale markets to an outing for the young and the “young at heart” at one of the 3 theme parks. The city boasts of the world’s largest golf course with 12 designer courses as well as lush parks and hiking mountain trails await sports enthusiasts.

Awarded as a “City of Design” by UNESCO in 2008, stunning architecture dot the beautifully landscaped surroundings of the new downtown Futian, Shenzhen’s hub for both business and pleasure. And located at the heart of it amidst 3 shopping malls and entertainment area is the Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen.

Contemporary in style with vibrant colored murals and a unique lobby outdoor terrace on the 6th floor, the Hotel is an attraction in itself.  Spacious and bright guestrooms with high tech amenities such as iPad minis and Nespresso coffee machine makes each room a sanctuary for relaxation. Dining options include the multi awarded Zhuo Yue Xuan, a showcase for one of the city’s finest in Cantonese cuisine with 10 private dining rooms. Additionally, the stunningly designed FOO all day buffet restaurant with indoor/ outdoor seating and special seafood and BBQ counters is a “must try” for a sumptuous weekend brunch experience.

Swimming Pool @ Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen

For a weekend of total wellness, the Hotel’s Fitness center includes a 24/7 gym with state of the art equipment,  indoor/ outdoor swimming pools and a SPA with 7 luxurious  treatment suites where one can enjoy the unique Eaglewood Treatment or hold a ladies’ SPARTY reunion with friends!  Also a “sunrise Yoga” or “Taichi at dawn” can be arranged at the Hotel’s verdant multi-level outdoor Terraces.  And for those wanting to learn something new – classes are available at the Hotel’s Art Gallery with resident artist, Mr. Mo renowned for his fine calligraphy and contemporary chinese watercolor as well as western oil painting.

For families travelling, the Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen has comfort and convenience in mind with baby crib and  toddler care pack of bottle warmers, pampers and more all set up in the room before arrival so that moms can enjoy the luxury of travelling light.  Kids of all ages are greeted with special welcome amenities on arrival and in room surprises include personalized cookies, colorful bed linens, and bathroom amenities including tiny bathrobes.  For “suite kids”, a play tent and mini table and chairs will truly surprise and delight.  The children’s program at the Hotel’s outlets includes complimentary meals for up to 4 years old with 5 up to 11 years at 50% discount.  What’s more, FOO features Weekend special “Kid’s buffet corner” with a chef on hand to teach cookie decorating and a clown to entertain so parents can enjoy their buffet feast. And for the early teeners of 12 to  16 years old  special massage treatments available at the SPA –  perfect for some fun bonding moments for parents and their kids.

All these and more can be enjoyed with the Hotel’s great value room packages – ADVANCE PURCHASE at 25 % off Best available rates 7 days prior to arrival and 20% off 2 days prior or stay longer with “Stay 3, Pay 2 Nights”. Book through www.fourseasons.com/shenzhen or contact the hotel’s reservations at tel 0755 – 8826 8855 or email reservations.szh@fourseasons.com.

 Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen

The Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen is ideally located in the heart of the commercial district of Futian, across the Shenzhen Conference & Exhibition Center and a short walk from the Civic Center which houses the city’s Municipal Hall and Museum as well as near the famed Shenzhen Concert Hall and Library. The Hotel is surrounded by 3 modern shopping malls and is a few steps away from the subway metro station and 10-minute drive to 2 Hong Kong borders of Huanggang and Futian. Built along contemporary lines, the Hotel features 265 rooms inclusive of 32 suites, a Club Lounge, Business Centre, 3 food and beverage outlets, and a grand ballroom with 5 other function venues plus a unique outdoor multilevel Terraces.  For more information on Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen, please contact:

Place Name: Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen 深圳四季酒店
Place Address:  138 Fuhua Third Road, Futian District, Shenzhen 518048 China
深圳市福田区福华三路138 号
Place Phone:  +86 (755) 8826 8888

7 Foreign Movies Open in Shenzhen Cinema’s in June

Are you planning to see the new foreign movie releases that open in Shenzhen Cinema’s in June?

Shenzhen theaters often play blockbuster movies in English with Chinese subtitles and in recent years have installed some of the most sophisticated movie equipment to create 3D movie viewing experiences. Find out where to go below.

How to Safely buy your movies tickets online?

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Let’s us find out more about all the new Movie Releases on this June.


Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)
《侏罗纪世界2》
zhū luó jì shì jiè 2


Friday, June 15

Movie Info: age 13+

When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.

Director: J.A. Bayona
Stars: Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Jeff Goldblum
Genre: Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi
Language: English
China Release Date: Friday, June 15, 2018
Runtime: 128 min.

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导演: 胡安·安东尼奥·巴亚纳
类型:  动作 / 科幻 / 冒险
上映日期: 2018-06-15(中国大陆) | 英语

侏罗纪世界主题公园及豪华度假村被失控的恐龙们摧毁已有四年。如今,纳布拉尔岛已经被人类遗弃,岛上幸存的恐龙们在丛林中自给自足。
当岛上的休眠火山开始活跃以后,欧文(克里斯·帕拉特 饰)与克莱尔(布莱丝·达拉斯·霍华德 饰)发起了一场运动,想要保护岛上幸存的恐龙们免于灭绝。欧文一心想要找到自己依然失踪在野外的迅猛龙首领布鲁,克莱尔如今也尊重起这些生物,以保护它们为己任。两人在熔岩开始喷发时来到了危险的小岛,他们的冒险也揭开了一个可能让地球回到史前时代般混乱秩序的阴谋。


The Incredibles 2 (2018)
《超人总动员2》
chāo rén zǒng dòng yuán


Friday, June 22,

Movie Info: age 7+

Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for Jack-Jack while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world.

Director:  Brad Bird
Stars: Craig T. NelsonHolly HunterSarah Vowell
Genre: AnimationActionAdventure
Language: English
China Release Date: Friday, June 22, 2018
Runtime: 118min.

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导演: 布拉德·伯德
类型: 喜剧 / 动作 / 动画 / 冒险
上映日期: 2018-06- 22 (中国大陆) | 英语

超人家族时隔14年强势回归!这次站在聚光灯下的是弹力女超人海伦(霍利·亨特 配音),超能先生巴鲍勃(格雷格·T·尼尔森 配音)则在家照料巴小倩和巴小飞,过起了“正常人”的居家生活。这一角色转换对于每个家庭成员来说都是艰难的,更何况他们都还没意识到宝宝巴小杰的超能力已经悄然增长。当剧中新反派开始酝酿一个狡诈危险的阴谋,超人家族必须联合酷冰侠(塞缪尔·杰克逊 配音)的力量团结对外——然而即使各自都有超能力,真正做起来却是知易行难。


Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018)
《金蝉脱壳2》
jīn chán tuō ké 2


Friday, June 29,

Movie Info: age 17+

Sequel to the 2013 film that featured a security expert named Ray Breslin, who used his skills to test out the reliability of maximum security prisons.

Director: Steven C. Miller
Stars: Dave BautistaSylvester StalloneJaime King
Genre: ActionThriller
Language: English
China Release Date: Friday, June 29, 2018
Runtime:  .

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导演: 史蒂芬·C·米勒
类型:  动作 / 惊悚
上映日期: 2018-06- 29 (中国大陆) | 英语

2013年,《金蝉脱壳》中史泰龙和施瓦辛格联手越狱还原“真人魂斗罗”组合。时隔四年,续作《金蝉脱壳2》回归,灵魂人物超级硬汉史泰龙重出江湖,再次出演运筹帷幄的越狱专家,携手黄晓明和戴夫·巴蒂斯塔等,再掀越狱风云。


Phoenix Forgotten (2017)
《凤凰城遗忘录》
fèng huáng chéng yí wàng lù


 

Friday, June 22,

Movie Info: age 13+

20 years after three teenagers disappeared in the wake of mysterious lights appearing above Phoenix, Arizona, unseen footage from that night has been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition.

Director: Justin Barber
Stars: Florence HartiganLuke Spencer Roberts
Genre: | HorrorMysterySci-Fi
Language: English
China Release Date: Friday, June 22, 2018
Runtime:  87min.

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导演: Justin Barber
类型:  科幻 / 悬疑 / 惊悚 / 恐怖
上映日期: 2018-06-22 (中国大陆) | 英语

影片讲述了凤凰城UFO事件之后,奇怪的事情开始接连发生,三名青少年乔希、艾希莉、马克在用DV记录这一切的过程中突然离奇失踪,至今下落不明。在他们失踪二十周年之际,乔希的妹妹苏菲为了寻找真相,决定和男朋友杰伊展开调查,随着当年拍摄的内容不断被披露,隐藏在背后的真相也将浮出水面。


The Legend of Muay Thai: 9 Satra (2018)
《暹罗决:九神战甲》
xiān luó jué :jiǔ shén zhàn jiǎ


Friday, June 29,

Movie Info:

With “Ott” father’s last hope to take back Ramthep City where is now occupy by Asura (Giant Race), the boy was trained the martial art of Muay Thai for the mission of delivering 9 Satra, the sacred weapon to the Prince of Ramthep. As Ott began his journey to the city of Ramthep, he has become friends with a pirate girl named Xiaolan, a kind Red Asura and Va-ta, the price of monkey.

Director: Pongsa Kornsri
Stars:  Kanokchat ManyatonSavitree Suttichanond
Genre:  Animation
Language:  Thai | English
China Release Date: Friday, June 29, 2018
Runtime: 104 min.

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导演:  彭萨·康斯里
类型:  动作 / 动画 / 奇幻
上映日期: 2018-06-29 (中国大陆) | 英语+泰语

       拉玛贴王国遭遇夜叉族入侵,一夜之间覆灭。传说,将会出现一位拥有神器九神战甲的泰拳少年,挽救苦难中的王国。为绝后患,夜叉王举全族之力毁灭神器,战甲守护者及幼子奥特被泰拳大师所救。
多年后,夜叉族再次追寻到神器踪迹,已成长为泰拳战士的奥特在父辈的保护下携九神战甲出逃,并与女海盗小兰、神秘夜叉玛拉达以及猴王瓦达一起,与邪恶的夜叉族展开较量……


Survival Family
《生存家族 》
shēng cún jiā zú


Friday, June 22,

 

Movie Info:

After a sudden worldwide power cut, a Tokyo family are caught up in the chaos as millions traverse the country in search of electricity.

Director: Shinobu Yaguchi
Stars: Fumiyo Kohinata, Eri Fukatsu, Yuki Izumisawa
Genre: Comedy
Language: Japanese
China Release Date: Friday, June 22, 2018
Runtime: 117 min.

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导演: 矢口史靖
类型:  喜剧 / 家庭
上映日期: 2018-06-22 (中国大陆) | 日语

 The 7th Dwarf (2014)
《第七个小矮人》
dì qī gè xiǎo ǎi rén


Saturday, June 16,

Movie Info: age 5+

The evil witch Dellamorta cursed princess Rose when she was a baby. Before she turns 18, Rose will get stung in the finger by a sharp object and she and the whole castle will fall into a hundred year long sleep unless her true love would kiss her. The night before her birthday she sends her bf Jack to the 7 dwarfs, who live behind the 7 mountains to hide until after Rose has turned 18. Unfortunately he gets lost and captured by Dellamorta’s dragon Burner. So at the party, Rose gets stung in the finger, and everyone falls into deep sleep. Everyone but the 7 dwarfs of course who will go on a journey to save Jack so he can save Rose.Written by Mandy Ridony

Director: Boris Aljinovic
Stars: Otto WaalkesMirco NontschewBoris Aljinovic
Genre: AnimationAdventureComedy
Language: English + German
China Release Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018
Runtime:  88min.

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类型:  喜剧 / 动画 / 冒险
上映日期: 2018-06- 16(中国大陆) | 英语+德语

乐观善良的七个小矮人原本过着简单快乐的生活,不料诅咒公主的巫婆利用小矮人进入了公主的18岁生日宴会。因为第七个小矮人波波的失误,诅咒爆发,公主和整个童话王国将陷入长达一百年的沉睡,用真爱唤醒公主的杰克也被巫婆派去的恶龙抓走了。为了救出公主,勇敢的七个小矮人踏上了一场营救杰克、智斗恶龙的惊奇冒险。一路上,他们遇到了小红帽、大灰狼、灰姑娘、穿靴子的猫、巨人、阿里巴巴、四十大盗、美男鱼和各种挑战……他们最终能否营救公主?


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We list the most popular Movie Theaters & Cinemas in Luohu, Futian, Nanshan and in Shekou, if you would like to find more Movie Theaters and Cinemas in Shenzhen, please visit www.shenzhenparty.com/places/movie-theaters


The most popular Cinemas  in  Shekou District:


Place Phone: 8612-9988
Place Address: 3/F, Coastal City, No. 33 Wenxin Road 5, Nanshan District 南山区文心五路33号海岸城三楼

The most popular Cinemas in Luohu District:


Place Phone: 0755-82611138 / 0755-82611198
Place Address: Nanguo Cineplex, 3/F King Glory Plaza, No. 2028 Ren Min Nan Road, Luohu District, Shenzhen 深圳市罗湖区人民南路2028号金光华广场三楼南国影城

The most popular Cinemas in  Futian District:


Place Address: 9/F, Moi Department Store (Huaqiangbei), Huang Qiang Bei Commercial Circle, Futian District, Shenzhen 深圳华强北茂业百货九楼
Place Phone: 0755-82801168 / 0755-82801169
Place Address: G/F, Central Walk, Fuhua Road, Futian District, Shenzhen
深圳市福田区福华路怡景中心城内G楼
Place Phone: 0755-88609190

Place Address: 3F, Block A, NEO Enterprise Mansion, XiangMi Interchange, Futian District, Shenzhen 深圳市福田区香蜜立交NEO大厦A栋3楼


The most popular Cinemas in  Nanshan District:


Place Address: Block 2, Area A, OCT Bay, Baishi Road East, Nanshan District, Shenzhen 深圳市南山区白石路东8号欢乐海岸曲水湾2栋A区
Place Phone: 0755-86287088
Place Address: 3rd Floor, B District, Poly Cultural Square, Wenxin 5 Rd., Nanshan District, Shenzhen 深圳市南山区文心5路保利文化广场B区3楼
Place Phone: 0755- 8612211
Place Address: 7F, Nanshan Book Store, Hai De Er Dao, Nanshan District, Shenzhen 深圳市南山区海德二道南山书城7楼

7 Foreign Movies Open in Shenzhen Cinema’s in May

Are you planning to see the new foreign movie releases that open in Shenzhen Cinema’s in May ?

Shenzhen theaters often play blockbuster movies in English with Chinese subtitles and in recent years have installed some of the most sophisticated movie equipment to create 3D movie viewing experiences. Find out where to go below.

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7 Foreign Movies Open in Shenzhen Cinema in April 2018

Are you planning to see the new foreign movies that open in Shenzhen Cinema’s in April 2018?

Shenzhen theaters often play blockbuster movies in English with Chinese subtitles and in recent years have installed some of the most sophisticated movie equipement to create 3D movie viewing experience. Find out where to go below.

Annihilation (2018)
《湮灭》
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Hard Rock Brings The Real Comedy Show to Shenzhen

If we are being honest with ourselves, we don’t get half as much comedy in Shenzhen as we ought to really. God knows we could do with a few laughs here and there.

So when the Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen announced they were bringing over the Punch Line Comedy Club, with a lineup of three Irish comedians for St. Patrick’s Day no less, it was fair say to say it caught the eye. The three comedians each hailed from different parts of the Emerald Isle and each brought their own distinct style.

Fred Cooke, from Meath, mixes comedy and music, and in his own words looks so much like an older, not as attractive Ed Sheeran that he claims to visit the The A-Team singer-songwriter on Christmas Eve pretending to be his ghost to warn him of his future.

Kevin McGahern, a Cavan man, slips effortlessly between surreal stories that would fit comfortably into one of his sketch shows (One gag begins with him being held at knife point by a drug-addled teen and ends up with him in the criminal’s house having tea with his Ma) to the driest of humor that sometimes even goes over the audiences head (“I’ve nothing against the immigrants coming over, but I will say that they brought with them bigotry”).

The third stand up, and tonight’s compère, is the insatiable Karl Spain, who hails from this writer’s hometown of Limerick, and his wit is as sharp as the city’s unwanted reputation. Whether it’s making borderline jokes about the IRA (Comparing the organization to the band U2 because both “did some good early stuff but they should have packed it in a long time ago”) to mercilessly tearing some hecklers to shreds (anybody in the front rows, be warned), Spain is one very, very funny man.

All three comedians do a fine job at finding that balance to their material and recognizing their audience. Most jokes, naturally, are tied in with their Irishness, but they are never too obscure so to feel like it’s an in-joke with the Irish in attendance, and at the same time, the gags aren’t diluted for the audience as to lose their punch.

To be fair, the crowd in Shenzhen aren’t exactly used to coming together like this for a comedy show and so it does take a bit of time for everyone to feel each other out a bit, not just in relation to the comedians. But with the drinks flowing and the laughs coming, it’s not long before McGahern, Cooke and Spain have the crowd in good spirits.

By the time all three comedians take to the stage to end the night by playing a song together – “A traditional Irish song to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day,” as McGahern puts it – the crowd are ready to sing along. Half the audience are expecting The Fields of Athenry, or some Dubliners or Pogues, but the song goes in a most unexpected and hilarious direction, which takes the crowd a few seconds to twig on too. I won’t say what the song was, but once those in the audience had caught up, everyone was chanting along in unison.

With three massively talented Irish comedians coming to visit us here in Shenzhen, it truly was the perfect warm up for St. Patrick’s Day and a rare treat for any comedy lover in general.

The Punch Line Comedy Club is back again at the Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen on Wednesday May 23rd for a Whose Line Is It Anyway? Improv Show. So make sure you don’t wait till next St. Patrick’s Day to check out the next effort at the Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen.

But for now I’ll raise a glass and say Sláinteto Kevin, Fred and Karl for what was a St. Patrick’s Day that no one will forget soon. And sure, why not raise it once more for Hard Rock Hotel and the Punch Line Comedy Club.

The Punch Line Comedy Club

Website: www.punchlinecomedy.com/hongkong/

Email: info@punchlinecomedy.com

Place Name: Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen

Place Address: NO.9 Mission Hills Road, Shenzhen, China (深圳市龙华新区观澜高尔夫大道9)

Website: www.hardrockhotels.com/shenzhen/

Tel: +86 (755) 3395 2888

[Review]Lamaze International World Open Tour @Shenzhen

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On March 11st,The Lamaze International World Open Tour Shenzhen Station was successfully concluded in Intercontinental OCT. It is the first time that Dr. Jeannette. T. Crenshaw, the former president of Lamaze International come to Shenzhen to share the healthy birth practices with more than 250 families through the courtesy of Shenzhen HarMoniCare Women & Children’s Hospital. Meanwhile, HarMoniCare was accredited as the first training base for Lamaze International in Shenzhen, which will greatly further improve the technique of natural birth in south China.

3月11日,国际拉玛泽世界巡回公开课·深圳站在华侨城洲际大酒店圣玛利亚宴会厅顺利落幕。在深圳和美妇儿科医院的隆重邀请下, 国际拉玛泽理事会前主席、美国哺乳协会现任会长珍妮特•克伦肖(Jeannette. T. Crenshaw)女士首度为鹏城孕妈们带来一场世界级的快乐分娩之旅,现场超过有250组家庭参加。同时,深圳首家国际拉玛泽分娩技术认证培训基地正式落户和美,将进一步提升华南地区自然分娩的技术。

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Place Name: Shenzhen HarMoniCare Women & Children’s Hospital深圳和美妇儿科医院
Place Address: Nantou Ancient City, No.12018, Shennan Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen 深圳市南山区深南大道12018号南头古城旁
Place Phone:  English:(0755) 3391 9139 / Japanese/Korean: (0755) 3391 9125/ For emergency: 18025381584 / For cooperation: Cosmo , (0755) 3391 9136

Kidz With Heart Mini-Olympics

The Kidz With Heart event presented by Captivating International and Shenzhen Charity Federation was a resounding success. Celebrating its 10th year, Captivating International has grown from strength to strength, developing charity projects around the world. This successful organisation was started in 2008 as a Hong Kong Charity with partnership links to Australia and the US. From there, founders Andrew and Julie Colquhoun, took the idea of helping impoverished children from remote villages in China, and over the years this charity work has extended to include seven different provinces throughout China as well as Kenya and Nepal.

The first of two annual events, the 7th annual Kidz With Heart event held at Shekou International School’s Jingshan Villa campus on Saturday 17th March, had more than 175 children from 29 countries taking part in a fantastic day of sports. A range of different events comprised the mini Olympics for children aged from 5 to 11 years old, with each child taking part in seven activities. Basketball shoot, soccer shoot, long jump, bean-bag toss, 3-legged race, a limbo competition and archery were a few of the exciting events on offer. Children and adults alike cheered on the participants and everyone competing received a T-shirt, a medal and a goodie bag for their efforts, as well as a great sense of achievement. The winners of each event also had the chance to display their country’s flag on the winner’s podium while being presented with their gold, silver and bronze medals at the end of the event.

In addition to the brilliantly organised events, delicious food was also on offer. Trafalgar from Shui Wei, Futian, provided hot dogs, burgers, kebabs and fries; Artisans Pizza provided – yes, you guessed it – pizza and Maximo provided creamy gelato, all at reasonable prices. You had to be an early bird to sample the ice cream though as it sold out before 11.30am! What was even better is that each of these sponsors donated 60% of their sales from the event to Kidz with Heart, and considering the roaring trade they did this should be a substantial contribution to a really worthy cause. Next time, which will be at SWIS on 24th March, Trafalgar and Artisans Pizza will be back with more savoury delicacies, along with ice cream from Alexander’s. Make sure you bring an empty stomach and a full wallet to sample one of everything and contribute further to Kidz With Heart.

To accompany the great food, the first Kidz With Heart event this year was sponsored by a plethora of other companies, including Raffles Medical who also hosted a first aid station at the event. The silver sponsors were AMROSIA Global Sourcing and Inspection and KidKraft; while Five-Star Sports, GPA Global, QSI, JEC British Early Learning Centre, NVD New Vision Display and First Code Academy were all Bronze sponsors. Of course, none of this would be possible without a location, kindly provided by Shekou International School with China Merchants Shekou Holdings and Jingshan Management Group. The next event will be sponsored at gold level by WIK Development and Manufacturing Service, making it WIK Kidz With Heart, and will be sponsored at silver level by ISNS and AMROSIA Global Sourcing and Inspection. Bronze sponsors will be GPA Global, NVD New Vision Display, Five-Star Sports and JEC British Early Learning Centre.

The second-to-none organisational skills of the volunteers organised by Gary Ellis from Shenzhen College of International Education (SCIE) at this first event ensured that everything ran swimmingly. Special thanks to Tom Simpson and Jenny Wu from SCIE who were MCs for the day. The next event will have volunteers from Shen Wai International School (SWIS), International School of Nanshan Shenzhen (ISNS) and The Academy, with Tim Mitchell and Chu Qi starring in the role of MC.

We haven’t got the final figures yet, but Kidz With Heart is hoping to raise around 350,000RMB over both weekends this year. All funds raised go to a range of charity projects run by Captivating International, with a focus on helping impoverished children in China reach out for a better tomorrow. These projects are the Healthy Village Program which provides health information, medical checks and basic healthcare supplies to remote villages; Greenhouses for impoverished families; Vocational High School Scholarships which sponsor girls to finish high school; My First Job Program, sponsoring girls who never had a chance to go to school to become a chef or home services worker; and Pig Project where two breeding pigs are given to a single-parent family or families with physical disabilities in remote villages.

This is such an important cause that it’s worth popping along just to eat pizza or a burger and cheer on the children competing – even if you don’t have children yourself! And if you missed it on 17th March don’t worry, the next one is 8am-1pm Saturday 24th March at Shen Wai International School, Shekou. Registration has closed for this event but make sure you put it in your diary for next year – kids only!

MISSION HILLS TO UNVEIL 80-YEAR-OLD HIDDEN PHOTOS AT CHINA FLIGHT EXHIBITION

[Haikou, Hainan Province, China – 16 March 2018] In the mid-1930s, a celebrated German aviator called Wulf-Diether Graf zu Castell-Rüdenhausen flew over China with his Leica camera, recording stunning landscapes, natural features and historical monuments. For more than 80 years his photos have remained undiscovered and unseen – until now.

On April 7, Mission Hills Group, owners and operators of the world’s largest golf and leisure facility, will launch the ”China Flug” (meaning China Flight) photography exhibition at the luxury Mission Hills Haikou resort on the tropical Chinese island of Hainan.  

On display will be several precious and historical photos which have remained unseen to the world for many years, amazingly found at Castell’s family home. These photographs record incredible images of old China through the power of aerial photography.

Visitors will experience a special exhibition encapsulating the past and blazing a new trail towards a brighter future in photography. They will witness a side to China not seen before as China’s beauty and diversity are displayed for all to see.

Castell has become a legend, not just because of his aerial photography but also because of the precious images he captured. With his Leica camera he was able to capture China through a tumultuous time. He flew over cities, countryside, rolling hills, ports and residential areas including riverbeds and farmlands which were previously undocumented. He was able to encapsulate the spirit of the time with great style and panache and will be remembered as an amazing pioneer both as an aviator and a photographer.

The “China Flug” exhibition will run from April 7 for 45 days at Mission Hills Centreville in Haikou.  Entry will be free, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Hainan’s status as a province.

Wulf-Diether Graf zu Castell-Rüdenhausen, photographer of the “China Flug” exhibition

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“We are honoured to team up with Mission Hills – like Leica, a family-owned business and a pioneer in its field – to bring these significant photos of China to the Chinese public,” said Chairman of the Supervisory Board Leica Camera AG, Dr Andreas Kaufmann, owner of the Ernst Leitz Archiv- und Museums gemeinnützige GmbH.
“China Flug is an example of how Leica captured the past one hundred years of human history. It is also a showcase of the long friendship built between Germany and China,” added Karin Kaufmann, Art Director of Leica Gallery International and Chairwoman of the Ernst Leitz Archiv- und Museums gemeinnützige GmbH.

“Mission Hills Haikou, the most visited tourist attraction in Hainan, is delighted to partner with Leica, with more than 100 years of history, to create yet another first for China and for the world,” added Tenniel Chu, Group Vice Chairman of Mission Hills. “As China’s international tourism island, it is befitting that Hainan should be the location to unveil these remarkable aerial photos of China that have remained a secret for so long. It is our gift to the province and its people to celebrate Hainan’s 30th anniversary!” 

Sun Ying, director of the Hainan Provincial Tourism Development Commission commented: “Visitors to Hainan continue to grow year on year and the province received more than 67.45 million tourists in 2017, up 12.2 per cent year-on-year, contributing 81 billion yuan in revenue. Mission Hills has been at the forefront of tourism in Haikou for close to a decade and the China Flug exhibition will be another hugely popular attraction for visitors to Hainan.”

 Aerial photo of Shanghai on The Bund, taken by a Leica camera 80 years ago

Hilton Shenzhen Futian Lan Ting Dim Sum Newly Release

SHENZHEN, China – March 16, 2018 – Starting from March 24, traditional style Dim Sum will be newly released in Floor 23 Lan Ting in Hilton Shenzhen Futian. You can enjoy Dim Sum a la cart from 11:30 to 14:00 during weekdays and all you can eat from 9:30 to 14:00 every weekends and public holidays with RMB168 per person.

Lanting Specialty and Steamed Dim Sum is not only the classical flavor with Chef’s delicate handmade craft, it also released some creative food, include Fresh Abalone and Shrimp Dumpling, Deep-fried Glutinous Dumpling with Shrimps and kinds of Sichuan style snacks. Steamed Crab Meat – Pork Bun in Pumpkin Broth or Steamed Beef Tripe with Bean Paste will treat your appetite greatly. Snack-sized portions of pan-fried, deep-fried, and steamed food served in bamboo steamers, the weekend morning will be a pleasing start. Golden Snack is the yummy ending with selected tea.

 

Order now from Hotel Official Wechat Shop, enjoy hotel special offer with RMB98 person and RMB128 per person. Scan QR code below. Treat your morning with Dim Sum moment via : 8435 6555.

Place Name: 兰亭中餐厅 Hilton Shenzhen Futian Lan Ting
Place Address: 23F, Hilton Shenzhen Futian, Tower B, Great China International Finance Centre, Shenzhen
深圳市福田区深南大道1003号大中华国际金融中心B座, 大中华希尔顿酒店23楼
Place Phone: 0755-8435 6555.

8 Foreign Movies Open in Shenzhen Theaters in February 2018

The Greatest Showman
《马戏之王》 
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El Toro Comes Charging Into Houhai With Authentic Spanish Cuisine

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These days, Shenzhen has so many different restaurants offering all kinds of cuisine from all over the world. You can find almost anything you desire from the more popular Italian and French restaurants to the up and coming styles from the Middle East and also South America.

One cuisine that has been conspicuous by its absence in Shenzhen, however, is Spanish food. For all the Italian pastas and Indian curries you can try, the city has been criminally short of places offering pinchos or paella. That is all about to change with the arrival of El Toro in Houhai.

Opening in the bustling hub of Houhai, El Toro is situated just beneath Coastal City. The restaurant façade stands out from the other shops with its silhouette of a stampeding bull.

Inside, the tables are decked out with dinner mats made from the red and yellow of the national flag of Spain. The bar is reminiscent of some cantina in a small town in the countryside, with a couple of plates of omelet tortilla left out to be washed down with beer from one of the three taps of draft.

Above the bar are a row of photos showcasing El Toro’s signature dishes, while the Rojigualda flags on the table double as menus. They reveal an extensive list of authentic Spanish dishes that hail from all over the country from the greenery of Galicia, through the heart of Catalonia, to the sleepy seaside towns of Valencia.

Salim, one of the restaurant’s owners, is on hand to introduce the menu. Raised in Madrid, but with family from Barcelona, there were always arguments when El Clasico was being played. Yet it also meant that Salim grew up enjoying food from both the Castile and Catalonia regions, which later saw him develop a passion for the cuisines from all over the Iberian Peninsula.

Working alongside Salim is his chef, Alejandro. With Basque roots, Alejandro arrives at El Toro having spent years working as a chef in Spanish restaurants across the world. Time spent in restaurant kitchens across Central America was followed by two years at a restaurant in Tokyo, before Salim brought him to Shenzhen to help him realize his vision.

A selection of dishes are ordered based on the recommendations from Salim, and while Alejandro prepares the meal, a jug of homemade Sangria is brought to the table and shared. The punch drink, made of wine, mixed fruits, sprite, and no small amount of vodka, is enjoyed all over the Iberian Peninsula whether it is day or night. This pitcher, prepared by Salim personally, goes down deceptively easily.

As another round of Sangria is poured, the dishes begun to arrive. The first to be presented is the Mix Salad and Garlic Shrimp. Garlic Shrimp is a favorite of the Andalusia region and is authentically and lovingly recreated here, while the Mix Salad consists of tuna resting on a bed of the freshest tomato and crispest lettuce.

Next served is the Omelet Tortilla, a true staple of Spanish cuisine. The famous Tortilla Espanola is served cold just like it would be found if you walked into any local cantina back in Spain.

Not long after, Salim returns from the kitchen with one of El Toro’s signature dishes and what would be described by many as the national dish of Spain. It is of course, the rice dish of paella. The Chicken & Rabbit Paella is served, but there are five varieties in total to try on the menu from including the Spicy Shellfish, the Black Rice with Squid, Chicken, Pork & Shellfish, and the iconic Valencian Fiduea.

After much food and conversation, the plates are cleared away and stories are shared about time spent in Barcelona over another cup of Sangria. Just when it seems not possible to eat anymore, three delectable looking desserts are brought out and quite miraculously everyone has rediscovered their appetite. The Catalan Cream is perfectly sweet, and although the Bread Pudding and the Tarta Santiago prove popular too, there is no beating the crème brulee from Catalonia.

El Toro is the Spanish restaurant that Shenzhen has long been crying out for. With an owner from Madrid and a chef from the Basque country serving up dishes from Galicia to Catalonia, you are unlikely to find a more authentic Spanish dining experience in the city.

Average Spend per Head: 80RMB

Address: Room 122-123 East Block, Coast Building, 3rd Haide Avenue, Nanshan (深圳市南山区海德三道海岸大厦东座一楼122—123)
Tel:
 +86 13302312550

Say Hello To The Newest Members of The Terrace’s Live Music Family

There are few better feelings than walking into a bar when the band is in the middle of their set. The guitarist screeching out a solo and the frontman singing like it’s his last time. The crowd up on their feet and dancing along.

It’s the same feeling you get when you watch the band at The Terrace. It’s a group of musicians that are very much a family, and this month the family just welcomed three exciting new members. Shenzhen Party went along one night to say hello to singers Monica Cuenco and Kris Astor, and drummer Mark Jasper.

That night, the first musician to take the stage is drummer, Mark Jasper.  He’s arrived early to check the instruments and to talk with the technicians. It’s clear he’s the kind of meticulous musician who wants everything in its right place.

Considering his background, his attention to detail is no surprise. He later explains. “I started out as a drummer in the Philippines back in 2004. I’ve recorded and played for recording artists like Zelle, Gloc-9, Ney, Jay-R, and international artists like Taylor Dayne.”

Taylor Dayne was a pop superstar from the eighties with classics such as Tell It To My Heart, while rapper Gloc-9 and R&B artist Jay-R are award winning, platinum certified stars in the Philippines.

The set begins without their new female singers, but the band here are a versatile family of musicians. They ease into the evening with a funk laden cover of Ed Sheeran’s Shape Of You. Guitarist, Douglas, then turns singer for a cover of Cake By The Ocean, and although there may not be any cake on hand, the crowd are already having a great time at Seaworld. The band throws in some crowd favorites from Bruno Mars’ covers to a raucous rendition of  Smells Like Teen Spirit.

The one constant through all the wild improvisations and guitar solos is Jasper on drums. Like all the great drummers, he keeps them all in line and ties it altogether. Just like his idol, Vinnie Colaiuta, the legendary session drummer who worked across heavy metal, jazz, and country, with artists such as Frank Zappa, Sting, and Joni Mitchell.

Yet Jasper still wants to grow more as a musician. It was one of the reasons that brought him to The Terrace. “When I saw some videos of their bands performing here, I knew that I would learn and grow a lot as a musician from being under the supervision of the musical director, Leon.”

They say good things come to those who wait, and half way through the first set Monica and Kris are brought up and welcomed to the family. Kris bursts into a belter of a rendition of Sia’s Cheap Thrills, and Monica swoons on backing vocals.

As Kris struts around the stage with a wide smile and singing, “Baby, I don’t need dollar bills to have fun tonight”, you better believe she means it. As she says later, “I am more into R&B and soul, but when it comes to party then it’s all about rock! Expect that I will be giving my best every night!”

It’s an attitude that she’s carried with her ever since she started out as a singer. “I joined singing competitions as a training ground. That brought me to become a finalist of Pinoy Pop Superstar, a singing competition on GMA 7. They signed me as an artist and I became a part of a concert TV show every Sunday. I sang with famous singers like Jaya, Ogie, Alcasid, Janno, and Kyla.”

The highlight of her career was the chance to perform with her hero. “My proudest moment was singing on stage with my idol, Ms. Regine Velasquez. She has been my inspiration since I was kid. So performing with her is like a dream come true for me.”

Regine Velasquez would no doubt approve if she could see Kris now as she gets the crowd bouncing along to her electrifying cover of  Nena’s 99 Luftballoons.

Next, it’s Monica’s time to step up, but the singer is no stranger to the spotlight. She may still be young, but she has already grabbed headlines and won competitions across Asia.

In 2011, she was a runner up on Star Power, the search for the next female pop star, on Philippines channel ABS CBN. From there she landed a role as Dorina Pineda in a theater adaptation of the show Bituing Walang Ningning and starred in the South Korean reality program K-Pop Star. Her performances have seen her win Best New Female Artist award at the ALIW awards in 2016 and Best Pop Recording and Best Song Arrangement at this year’s AWIT awards.

Monica lists Beyonce as one of her idols, and when she moves across the stage during a cover of Starving with all eyes in the bar on her, it’s impossible to deny she does not have the same gravitational pull as the former Destiny Child’s singer. When she sings the chorus, “I didn’t know that I was starving till I tasted you”, the crowd sing along in agreement.

Her biggest role model comes from her home of the Philippines. “The artist that influenced me a lot is Lea Salonga, a theatre actress. She’s really good when it comes to vocal techniques.”

The band finishes their set, but come back for a second later. They play some classic hard rock along with modern EDM and everything in between, leaving the band and the crowd breathless at the end. As the band hug and leave the stage to a cheering crowd, it’s clear to see that Monica, Kris and Jasper are already part of the family at The Terrace.

Contact Info:

Address: Seaworld Square, Shekou (Above Starbucks) / 深圳市南山区蛇口海上世界广场(星巴克二楼)

Tel: (0755) 2682-9105

Find Your Taste With Les 5 Chef’s Miznon Gourmet Street Food

In the time since Les 5 Chef’s opened its doors in Shekou, the fine dining restaurant has built up a reputation for its high quality cuisine at reasonable prices. So when they announced the opening of their new restaurant called Les 5 Chef’s Miznon, naturally it caught the curiosity of many a food lover in the city. Shenzhen Party went to check out the latest culinary endeavor.

At first glance, Les 5 Chef’s Miznon is probably not what most people would have been expecting from the people behind the original Les 5 Chef’s. The interior consists of exposed foundations with bright graffiti and blackboards of food specials. From the Hong Kong style open style bar, hip music plays onto the streets where there are the neighboring hole in the wall restaurants and stores.

One of the restaurant’s partners is Harry, who spent 35 years opening restaurants, hotels and cruise liners before embarking on Les 5 Chef’s. For him, Les 5 Chef’s Miznon has a very clear and distinct concept. “Les 5 Chef’s is international fine dining. Here, at Les 5 Chef’s Miznon, we make gourmet street food. It’s Middle East style. We serve roasted vegetables, chicken, stuffed pita. Its high quality ingredients, high quality taste, for a reasonable price.”

The idea for Miznon came about when Harry kept receiving requests from customers at Les 5 Chef’s. “We have a lot of Israeli customers and they came to me many times, ‘Harry, we love your food, but can you do our food.’ I was many times before in Israel and I know how to make their food so I said, ‘Yes, but we will make a completely different concept to the 5 Chef’s.”

“It took time to find the flavor. Israeli taste is very specific so we adapt the food so that everybody likes it. For example, for the Chinese taste, we will give a little bit of spiciness inside, so the customer can order it spicy if they want to have spicy or not.”

In fact, it is from the restaurant’s Israeli origins that the restaurant takes its name Miznon, which means ‘Canteen’ in Hebrew. Although to refer to Miznon simply as a canteen would be to do a disservice to its extensive and exciting food menu.

Customers can choose from twenty four different pitas including meat, seafood, and vegetable fillings. The Roasted Chicken is one of the stand-out items on the menu, which goes well with any of the ten roasted vegetables dishes. That is all without mentioning any of the soups, salads or noodle dishes.

Harry is asked to pick out some of the most popular dishes. “For me, it is the Lamb Chili Onion Pita. We use only the Lamb Tenderloin so it is very soft. The next one is the Falafel Pita, because we have lots of options for vegan people and vegetarians coming here. There is also the Roasted Cauliflower. First it is cooked, then roasted. We use only Greek or Australian olive oil to roast it. It is one of the best sellers.”

While picking the roasted tomatoes straight from the vine and as you try the roasted cauliflower and ask yourself if cauliflower has always tasted this good, one thing starts to become clear; Les 5  Chef’s Miznon uses only the finest, freshest and healthiest ingredients. “Our beef is coming from Australia. Our vegetables we pick up every two days from a farm four hours from here by driving. The hummus, every day we make fresh three times. We peel the chickpeas. It’s a lot of work, but it’s much smoother this way.”

Another element of the concept at Les 5 Chef’s Miznon is the complimentary sauce station, which customers are encouraged to take advantage of. “We have here 8 sauces. We have for European tastes and Chinese tastes. We give the recommendations, but I really have to say that they find their own taste,” explained Harry.

Yet to say Les 5 Chef’s Miznon is somewhere only to come to enjoy a meal would be only part of the story. It’s as much a place to meet friends to chat over some drinks. The restaurant boasts draft craft beer all the way from Ingolstadt, in the heart of Bavaria. Herrnbrau is available in four different beers and cannot be found anywhere else in China, let alone Shenzhen. At RMB20 for 300ml, it’s most likely the best value you will find around too.

The spirits menu is equally generously priced and well stocked. When you can get yourself a rum or gin for RMB25, it’s no wonder then that many customers end up staying at Les 5 Chef’s Miznon long after they have finished their meal. As Harry says, “What we do is we close when the last customer has left. So sometimes we are open till three or four o’clock.”

Place Name: Les 5 Chef’s Miznon

Place Address: N0.143 Shekou old street, Nanshan District, Shenzhen深圳南山蛇口老街143号

Place Phone: +86 135 2889 0561

See below for more information on Les 5 Chef’s Fondue Festival, which runs from 21st December 2017 to 21st January 2018. There are also some fantastic  lunch specials and drinks offers available at Les 5 Chef’s Miznon.

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Giving you one more reason to buy some of the finest Italian wine as chosen by SteSoph

 

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This fabulous Castellano wine from the Colli Ripani winery in Central Italy is truly one of the most sought after items in our collection and comes highly recommended.

Promoted by SteSoph’s Italian platform, located in Shenzhen, you are not only buying one of the finest wines from the Colli Ripani winery, but you are also taking part in a worthy cause to support the Marche region recover after the 2016 earthquake, via the crowd funding project on the Suning platform.

Visit the website at https://zc.suning.com/project/detail.htm?projectId=18138

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This is truly one of those rare opportunities to take advantage of an unbelievable offer on the Suning platform, where a whole host of fantastic packages are available including the finest wine from the Colli Ripani winery.

Some amazing offers are up for grabs including an once-in-a-lifetime chance to fly to Italy and visit the beautiful Marche region where the Castellano wine originates from.

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The breathtaking view from the Vinery Dei Colli Ripani.

After the earthquake that shook Central Italy in 2016, it became part of Stesoph’s mission to support one of their partner and help restore the Marche region, where the winery is located, which was badly damaged by the tragic events.

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The Colli Ripani Winery before and after the devastating earthquake.

As the areas rebuilds after the disaster, it is a unique opportunity for true wine lovers to enjoy some of the finest wines at very reasonable prices. While enjoying the Castellano wine, customers can also be in the knowledge that when they buy, they are helping one of the great winemaking regions of Central Italy.

The Castellano wine is the perfect union between the Montepulciano and the Sangiovese grapes, which are lovingly handpicked from the Vinery Dei Colli Ripani. Next follows the long and careful process of macerating the grapes with skins for twenty to twenty five days, the soft pressing, the storage of the barrels, before the all important filtering. The wine spends eighteen months in the big barrel, followed by six months in the smaller barrique, and finally a minimum of six months in the bottle, which allows it to become the most extraordinary of wines and stand apart from its competitors.

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Gymnast Yuri Chechi (‘The Lord of the Rings’), Olympic Gold Medallist and 5 time World Champion, is a supporter of the Colli Ripani winery.

Christmas and New Year are just around the corner so take advantage of this amazing opportunity on the Suning platform to purchase some fantastic packages, which include the multi-award winning Castellano wine.

To become involved in this project, go to https://zc.suning.com/project/detail.htm?projectId=18138 or simply scan the QR code.

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Besides the Suning platform, you may also purchase wine through Stesoph’s public WeChat account by scanning the QR code or directly in Stesoph office as usual.

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For more information, please contact Richard at 13823289472, Steven (Stesoph) at 15989878786, or if you prefer, you can contact Shenzhen Party directly.

It is our pleasure to share this rare opportunity to enjoy some of the finest wines from Italy.

Joint Commission International (JCI) Review

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Gold  Seal  of  Approval
 Joint Commission International (JCI) has reviewed the Triennial Hospital Survey Report of 6-10 November 2017 for Shenzhen HarMoniCare Women & Children’s Hospital. Congratulations to the management team, leaders and staff for achieving this recognition of the commitment to provide quality care on an ongoing basis.Œ¢–≈Õº∆¨_20171214094022.jpgHundreds of health care organizations have achieved the Gold Seal of Approval as JCI-accredited entities. From academic medical centers and hospitals to primary care providers, JCI has partnered with these organizations to support their quest for excellence.The core value of JCI accrediation is the “Six Safety Goals of International Patients”. The following is a list of all standards for this function: Identify Patients Correctly ,Improve Effective Communication ,Improve the Safety of High-Alert Medications , Ensure Safe Surgery , Reduce the Risk of Health Care-Associated Infection , Reduce the Risk of Patient Harm Resulting From Falls ,which covers 308 criteria and 1272 elements of measurement in total .

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Sheraton “Super Hero” Themed Lighting Ceremony

On December 1st, 2017, Sheraton Shenzhen Futian Hotel organized a “Super Hero” theme lighting ceremony, with more than 80 guests attended the event. Not only classic ginger bread, gluehwein and white wine were offered in the ceremony, but also Captain America’s shield pudding and Batman chocolate mousse cake were prepared by hotel’s culinary team. Accompanied with the Santa Claus and the hotel Executive Committee members, three kids took on the roles of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman walking out of the Lincoln limousine. When they were brandishing the “laser sword” to the top of the Christmas tree, the tree was lit up from top to the bottom, representing the beginning of the joyous Christmas season.

From turkey, Christmas hamper to Christmas brunch, there’re so many tasty dining options that you can choose at Sheraton Shenzhen Futian Hotel in this special season. In Christmas Eve, come indulge yourself in an extravagant Christmas buffet with fresh Alaskan king crab, Australian oysters, Boston lobster, succulent roasted turkey, sirloin steak and more. Also, you can have as much wine and ice cream as you wish. The perfect live show and Christmas mystery lucky draw with iPhone X, iPad mini 4, room vouchers from luxury hotels from Marriott International will light up your wonderful Christmas Eve!

Inspired by the Christmas gathering happiness, the chic and elegant Mezzo designed a Family Set Lunch specifically for family gathering of 4 to 6 people, which includes salad, soup, Yule log cake and a Grand Plate including abundant seafood and roasted meat. If you’re desire for a romantic date with your loved one, Mezzo ensures you an exotic voyage to Italian delicacies served with selected red wine, making this fabulous evening unforgettable in 2017.

Place Name: Sheraton Shenzhen Futian Hotel深圳喜来登酒店

Place Address: Great China International Exchange Square, Fuhua Road, Futian District, Shenzhen 深圳市福田区福华路大中华国际交易广场

Website: Sheraton Shenzhen Futian Hotel’s Website

Place Phone: 0755 8383 8888

Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen Forecasts Fun with Exclusive Budweiser Storm Music Festival Package

深圳硬石酒店推出百威风暴电音节独家特惠套餐

Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen Forecasts Fun with Exclusive Budweiser Storm Music Festival

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2017年12月5日,中国深圳 – 深圳硬石酒店欣然宣布携手中国最大的电子音乐节之一 – 2017年度百威风暴电音节 – 推出独家住宿套餐,为宾客呈献原汁原味的音乐热情和周到贴心的优质服务。观众除了欣赏激情四射的视听表演之外,更可享受硬石酒店的热情款待和绝佳音乐体验。Shenzhen, China, December 5, 2017 – Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen is pleased to announce its collaboration with Budweiser Storm Music Festival 2017 with an exclusive accommodation package. One of the biggest electronic dance music festivals in China will take place on December 16 and 17 in Shenzhen, and festival-goers can now upgrade their electrifying experience with the stellar hospitality of Hard Rock Hotel.

深圳硬石酒店的音乐节套餐于2017年11月29日至12月14日期间接受预定,售价人民币1,688元,包含以下生活时尚和音乐特惠礼遇:

The music festival package allows visitors to experience Hard Rock Shenzhen’s spirit and superior service. Available for reservations from November 27 to December 14, 2017, and priced at RMB 1,688, the package includes the following privileges for music and lifestyle connoisseurs alike:

  • 两张深圳百威风暴电音节门票
  • 12月16日或17日一晚豪华客房住宿体验,含自助早餐
  • Hard Rock硬石餐厅百威汉堡双人套餐
  • 活动节场地往返接送服务
  • 免费停车、高速无线网络连接,及使用先进的Body Rock健身中心
  • Two tickets to the Budweiser Storm Music Festival Shenzhen
  • One night-stay for two in a Deluxe Room with buffet breakfast on December 16 or 17
  • BudBurger set menu for two at the signature Hard Rock Cafe
  • Round trip transportation to the festival venue
  • Complimentary parking, high-speed WIFI and access to the state-of-the-art Body Rock Fitness Center

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为庆祝百威风暴电音节,深圳Hard Rock硬石餐厅特别推出正宗美式百威汉堡。美味酷炫的汉堡搭配秘制百威烧烤酱,汁鲜味满,一经推出便广受追捧。2017年11月27日至2018年1月26日,深圳Hard Rock硬石餐厅将紧随上海和杭州两地硬石餐厅的步伐,推出百威汉堡套餐,含一个汉堡一杯生啤,售价为人民币138元,需另加15%服务费(含6%增值税)。

In honor of the Budweiser Storm Music Festival, Hard Rock Cafe Shenzhen presents a new creation, the all-American BudBurger. This sensational burger topped with Budweiser barbecue sauce is full of tangy flavors, and caused a storm of buzz at Hard Rock Cafes in Shanghai and Hangzhou. It will be available at the Hard Rock Cafe Shenzhen between November 27, 2017 and January 26, 2018 in a set of one BudBurger and one Budweiser draft beer for RMB138, prices are subject to 15% service charge (including 6% VAT).

12月16至17日深圳百威风暴电音节期间,满载Hard Rock硬石餐厅招牌食物和饮料的特色餐车将惊艳亮相深圳龙岗体育场,与在场观众一起欢庆这场电音盛典。

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An eye-catching food truck serving signature food and beverages from Hard Rock Cafe will also be available during the Budweiser Storm Music Festival on December 16-17 at Longgang Stadium.

深圳硬石酒店坐落于著名的观澜湖国际休闲旅游度假区内,拥有258间装潢豪华的客房和套房、BodyRock®健身中心、Rock Shop®摇滚商店、专为摇滚小明星打造的Hard Rock Roxity Kids Club儿童俱乐部、1000多平方米的会议活动空间,以及包括Sessions 全日制餐厅、MC Frida池畔酒吧、蛋糕店、格林尼治大堂吧和招牌Hard Rock硬石餐厅等在内的多间现代餐厅,注定将成为广东地区的新地标。

Located in the famed Mission Hills Centreville, Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen is destined to become a new landmark in the Guangdong region, and features 258 luxurious rooms and suites, a Body Rock® fitness center, Rock Shop® selling collectible Hard Rock merchandise, Hard Rock Roxity Kids Club™for budding little rockstars, over 1,000 square-meters of event and meeting facilities, and a collection of contemporary dining destinations, namely Sessions all-day dining restaurant, M.C. Frida rooftop pool bar, The Cake Shop, GMT+8 Lobby Lounge and of course, its own signature Hard Rock Cafe.

深圳硬石酒店位于深圳市龙华新区观澜高尔夫大道9号 。预定电话+86 755 3395 2888或访问http://www.hardrockhotels.cn/shenzhen/

Hard Rock hotel Shenzhen is located at 9 Mission Hills Road, Longhua District, Shenzhen, China. For reservations or more information, call +86 (0)755 3395 2888; or visit http://www.hardrockhotels.cn/shenzhen/.

关于Hard Rock International

Hard Rock International是全球最知名的公司之一,在73个国家拥有179家餐厅和24家酒店。从埃里克·克莱普顿 (Eric Clapton) 的一把吉他开始,Hard Rock硬石现拥有全球最珍贵的音乐珍藏品,陈列于世界各地的Hard Rock 硬石餐厅、Hard Rock 硬石现场演出场地和Hard Rock硬石酒店。Hard Rock硬石同时也以其极具收藏价值的时尚音乐商品、现场音乐演出会及其得奖公司网站而著称。Hard Rock International拥有所有Hard Rock硬石品牌的全球化注册商标。公司在很多标志性城市拥有并经营(或特许经营)餐厅,包括伦敦、纽约、旧金山、悉尼和迪拜。Hard Rock International在全球还拥有并经营着许多酒店。旗下度假产业还包括位于佛罗里达州坦帕和好莱坞的两家最为成功的酒店,目前由母公司 The Seminole Tribe of Florida经营。此外,在巴厘岛、芝加哥、坎昆、伊比沙岛、拉斯维加斯和圣迭戈也分别设有酒店。即将开业的Hard Rock 硬石餐厅将位于马那瓜、开罗、弗罗茨瓦夫和成都。而最新的Hard Rock 硬石酒店选址将包括亚特兰大、大西洋城、柏林、布达佩斯、伦敦、洛斯卡沃斯、马尔代夫、纽约、达沃斯、渥太华以及中国大连和海口。了解Hard Rock International更多信息,请访问www.hardrock.com。

Hard Rock International

With venues in 73 countries, including 179 cafes, 24 hotels and 11 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Chicago, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Managua, Cairo, Wroclaw and Chengdu. New Hard Rock hotel, casino or hotel-casino projects include Atlanta, Atlantic City, Berlin, Budapest, London, Los Cabos, Maldives, New York City, Davos, Ottawa, Dalian and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.

Holiday Celebrations at Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen

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The joyful vibe of the holiday season is just around corner – so make plans for your festive celebrations! Spend a splendid Christmas and welcome the New Year at Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen.HKG_1352.jpgFOO

On December 24 and 31, diners can indulge in a sumptuous buffet with a wide array of festive specialties for lunch and dinner. Give your taste buds a treat with an all premium seafood catch of the day and sumptuous festive delicacies from our live cooking stations.

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Inspired by the holidays, Yi Bar introduces a Christmas Afternoon Tea. Delectable sweets include gingerbread and classic Almond Stollens with the “Winter Warmers” drinks featured at cocktails.

FESTIVE BEAUTY INDULGENCE

Get your skin glowing in time for the festive celebrations. Our Yue Spa offers a wonderful selection of relaxing or invigorating treatments – just the way you like it. Spa gift sets are also available to purchase.

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Christmas Eve Buffet: (complimentary glass of sparkling wine, free flow of wine & soft drinks)

Lunch: *RMB 888/ per person

Dinner: *RMB 1088/ per person

Dec 24 – Dec 25

Yi Bar Christmas Afternoon Tea

*RMB 208/ per person

*RMB 288/ two persons

Dec 31

New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet (complimentary glass of champagne, free flow of wine & soft drinks)

Dinner: *RMB 888/ per person

  • Prices are subject to 15 service charge (applicable government taxes included).

For more information or reservation, please dial +86 (755) 8826-8888.

Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen

The Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen is ideally located in the heart of the commercial district of Futian, across the Shenzhen Conference & Exhibition Center and a short walk from the Civic Center which houses the city’s Municipal Hall and Museum as well as near the famed Shenzhen Concert Hall and Library. The Hotel is surrounded by 3 modern shopping malls and is a few steps away from the subway metro station and 10-minute drive to 2 Hong Kong borders of Huanggang and Futian. Built along contemporary lines, the Hotel features 265 rooms inclusive of 32 suites, a Club Lounge, Business Centre, 3 food and beverage outlets, and a grand ballroom with 5 other function venues plus a unique outdoor multilevel Terraces.

Place Name:  深圳四季酒店 Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen

Place Address: 138 Fuhua Third Road, Futian District, Shenzhen 518048 China深圳市福田区福华三路138 号

Website:  Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen’s Website

Place Phone: 

+86 (755) 8826 8888