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Sónar Thrills Festivalgoers with a Sensational Showcase of Electronic Music Performances and Creative Technology Experiences
The legendary Barcelona-based festival returns to electrify Hong Kong Science Park with an eclectic array of trailblazing live acts, mesmerising DJ sets and spectacular audio-visual shows
Taking place in Hong Kong for the third year running, legendary Barcelona-based electronic music festival Sónar served up a day to remember for the thousands of fans who made the journey to Hong Kong Science Park on Saturday April 13. Featuring more than 35 top international, regional and local live acts and DJs across five unique indoor and outdoor stages, as well as a cutting-edge programme of creative technology experiences, the 15-hour festival thrilled crowds from start to finish with a deeply diverse selection of memorable performances and immersive attractions.
Featuring a supremely eclectic lineup that spanned the full spectrum of electronic music, from hypnotic downtempo rhythms and hip-hop beats to driving house and techno, Sónar once again delivered an infectious day-into-night party vibe that kept festivalgoers dancing until the end.
Musical highlights on the outdoor SonarVillage stage included a mesmerising DJ set from Ninja Tune legend Bonobo, an irresistible live show from genre-bending jazz- funk maestro Thundercat and a sultry sunset performance by British future-pop duo AlunaGeorge. At the indoor SonarClub stage, fans were treated to pulsating sets by influential Berlin DJ/producer Anja Schneider, Canadian electronic maverick Art Department and Spanish house master John Talabot, who brought the curtain down on the festival with a spellbinding two-hour set.
In addition to the music, Sónar also featured an extensive creative technology programme that allowed festivalgoers to explore a wide array of innovative tech- driven attractions. These included engaging talks by creative luminaries, hands-on workshops, groundbreaking prototypes, interactive new media arts installations, immersive VR experiences and spectacular audio-visual performances.
Please see below for some of the best images from Sónar Hong Kong 2019:
About Sónar festival Since its launch in Barcelona in 1994, Sónar festival has established itself at the cutting edge of the global electronic music landscape and gained respect among fans and critics worldwide for its eclectic lineups, high-quality production and unwavering support for electronic artists both new and established. Beyond the music, Sónar plays a vital role in promoting creative technology via the Sónar+D programme, providing a unique platform for exchanging ideas and exploring the spaces where creativity and technology meet in a fun and inspirational environment.
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A 328-seat auditorium with well designed acoustics marks the crown of the Sea World Culture & Arts Center, Moutain View Theater proudly launches its 2019 Classcial Music Season. Six recitals presented by internationlly acclaimed musicians will be covering core repertoire of Piano and Violin throughout music history. We hope you will be as excited as we are about the wonderful programs and the aritsts‘ debut at the first professional concert hall in Nanshan District, Shenzhen.
Described by the Guardian as a performer of “fearless intensity”, former ECHO Rising Star Tamsin Waley-Cohen has established herself as one of the most insightful and versatile young British violinists. This season sees her debut in China. She will be performing violin sonatas by Beethoven, Debussy, and Elgar alongside Heifetz’s arrangements of pieces from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.
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Japan-based Russian pianist Irina Mejoueva studied at Gnessin Institute of Music in Moscow, under pianist Vladimir Tropp. She won first prize at the Eduard Flipse Piano Competition in 1992, which was followed by numerous performance invitations throughout the Europe. After She had settled in Japan, she made many recordings for Wakabayashi Koubou among which her recording of Chopin’s Nocturnes was awarded Japan’s “The Record Academy Prize” in 2010. Her upcoming recital features a program of the romanticism era, focusing on Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Scriabin and Medtner.
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Brimful of energy, Antje Weithaas brings her compelling musical intelligence and technical mastery to every detail of the music. She won the Kreisler Competition in Graz in 1987 and the Bach Competition in Leipzig in 1988, as well as the Hanover International Violin Competition in 1991. In her upcoming concert, Weithaas is playing Ysaÿe’s sonatas together with the solo sonatas and partitas of J. S. Bach, and placing them in direct contrast with one another.
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Violinist Tseng Yu-Chien is rapidly building an international reputation as an emerging young soloist of enormous promise. Graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music, his notable competition wins include the gold-standard Tchaikovsky Competition (2015), Singapore International Violin Competition (2015), and Sarasate International Competition in Pamplona (2009). On his upcoming concert, he will be featuring a selective repertoire that reveals his full capability in violin playing.
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Barry Douglas has established a major international career since winning the Gold Medal at the 1986 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition, the first non-Russian pianist to be honored with the award since Van Cliburn in 1958. In his upcoming concert, Barry pairs Tchaikovsky’s principal works for solo piano:The Seasons, and Mussorgsky’s warhorse Pictures at An Exhibition.
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Born in Paris, Dalberto was introduced to Vlado Perlemuter, a favorite pupil of the late Alfred Cortot and entered the Paris Conservatoire where he completed his studies. During that time, he won the first Mozart Competition in Salzburg, the Clara Haskil Prize and, in 1978, first prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition. Dalberto has been acknowledged as one of the foremost interpreters of Schubert and Mozart music. In his debut in Shenzhen, Dalberto will perform pieces that are among his favorites.
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I’m sure for most people in Shenzhen, especially anybody who has actually been there, associating flowers and nature with Dongmen is not what comes into your mind. More likely the words chaos, loud, and shopping are what you’d think of. However just off the Dongmen middle road lies a beautiful hidden park where you can get some serenity from the madness around you. Renmin Park or People’s park is one of the oldest in Shenzhen and has been an active hub of the community for a long time. It’s not the biggest park in the city, nor is it the most pristine, or even the most interesting. However it has bags of charm and character, and has that intangible quality that comes with things of age.
This park has all the usual features of a Chinese style park, small pagoda, lots of paths, children’s play area, benches, and a small pond where the local fisherman while away the day hoping to catch their dinner. It has a run-down kind of feel to it, but don’t let that detract you from coming here, it’s not a bad thing, in fact is distinctly Luoho in its feeling. There are lots of greenery here too, not huge swathes of grass, but towering bamboo and shady trees, great for a little stroll.
What sets this park apart? Well that’s an easy one. This park has an extensive and beautiful rose garden. It is one of the largest rose gardens in China, with more than 50,000 flowers of over 300 varieties. There is a cornucopia of colors and fragrances. Be warned however, there will be an army of people taking pictures amongst the flowers so you will be bound to photobomb many unsuspecting people. Each flower bed has an information plaque telling you the names in various languages and where they have come from. On a warm sunny day this place really does come alive with birds, bees, butterflies and children all mixing with the roses. If you’re in the area I highly recommend you check it out.
Want to go?
Shaibu metro station exit D1
Time 1 hour
For nature lovers, Instagram snappers
Bring water and/or snacks as there are no stalls here.
Sometimes an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life is needed, but with time being a premium for most people it can be difficult to know where to go to relax and unwind. Well there’s an option very near Shenzhen that provides peace and quiet, as well as beautiful nature, without taking too much time and effort to get there. And that place is the Hong Kong Wetlands Park. Now at first look it may not seem that impressive. It’s not pristine and uber green in colour, but what it does have is a rugged, untamed natural look. Exactly what a nature reserve or wetlands should be.
Many people, when they think of Hong Kong, think of a sprawling urban landscape with a vibrant nightlife. While this is true of one aspect of this fascinating place, there’s also a side to Hong Kong that’s focused more on natural beauty, and on preserving the beautiful wetlands that are Hong Kong’s natural habitat. The Hong Kong Wetland Park is dedicating to showing people the beauty of Hong Kong’s wetlands and educating them about the ecological importance of preserving this beautiful area. Not only is it a conservation facility, but it also focuses on education and tourism. There is much to see and do here. Sprawled out over 61 hectares, this place is truly enormous and is a testament to Hong Kong’s eco and nature mindset. It makes for a peaceful and beautiful walk, through a cornucopia of vibrant nature. There is an abundance of flora and fauna around you, a vast range of bird species to spot (if you’re lucky) and even a crocodile!
Upon entry you’ll be greeted by the visitor information centre. Here you’ll get to read about the wetlands, and the ecosystem. There are interactive exhibits for the kids and some fish and insects in tanks to look at. As you go outside you can see PuiPui the resident crocodile. There are many areas you can walk through; the paths and direction are up to you. There is a stream walk, mangrove boardwalk, and a butterfly garden. Each path has its own unique nature to observe, and lots of information about them. There are several ‘huts’ where you can sit quietly and try to observe some of the many birds which frequent these wetlands. Of course, there is no guarantee which ones, if any, you’ll see. Just have to be patient. Please be quiet if you’re in these areas as any noises will scare away the birds. There are telescopes there to view up close, or you can use your camera, perfect for any nature lover or bird spotter.
There are several ways to get here
depending on where you are coming from. If
you go from Shenzhen Bay border you can get public green mini bus number 618 to wetlands park stop. Takes around 15 minutes
You can also go to Tin Shui Wai MTR station then change to Light Rail to wetland station.
cost 30 HKD for adult 15 HKD for under 18. It is open 10am-5pm (closed on Tuesdays)
Recommended time 3 hours
Perfect for Nature lovers, bird watchers and family
China may not be as famous as some places for its craft beer, but the brewing scene has been growing rapidly in recent years. More and more breweries are appearing across the country and the popularity of craft beer can be seen for all in local bars and restaurants. Recently, NBeer Craft Brewing has won awards on the international scene at the prestigious 2019 New York International Beer Competition and the 2019 International Brewing Awards held in the UK.
NBeer was established in 2013 in Beijing as one of the first locally owned craft beer brands in China. With a fully-licensed production facility and constant collaborations with other innovators in craft brewing, NBeer quickly gained a dedicated following in China’s craft beer scene. Now, NBeer has set its sights abroad and is receiving international recognition too.
At the 2019 New York International Beer Competition, NBeer collected six awards. The much-loved NBeer Mango Gose won a gold medal, while there were silver medals for the NBeer Gose Modern and NBeer Strawberry Gose, and bronze medals for NBeer Funky Fantasy 100% Brett IPA and NBeer Lindongjiangzhi Weizenbock. It’s fair to say the beers went down well with the judges, resulting in NBeer being named China Brewery of the Year.
NBeer also made a name for itself at the 2019 International Brewing Awards held in the UK. First held in 1888, the awards are often dubbed “the Oscars of the brewing industry” and one of the most prestigious events of the calendar. At the awards, the brewery picked up another silver medal for NBeer Strawberry Gose and a gold medal for its fan-favorite, NBeer Niubic Sour.
In little over a year, NBeer has won 12 international awards, making it the most awarded craft brewery in Mainland China. 2019 may only be a few months old, but it’s already proven to be a great year for NBeer. With plenty more exciting beers to come – including the much-hyped NBeer Tomato Gose – it’s going to be an extra-special year for the brewery and the Chinese craft beer scene.
2019 Earth Hour was on March 30th, Saturday, as the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment grows another year older, the theme for Earth Hour 2019 campaign is ‘#Connect2Earth’, aiming to build mass awareness on why nature is important and create an unstoppable movement for nature similar to when the world came together to tackle climate change.
Follow the Marriott International Serve 360 spirit “Do Good in Every Direction”, Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Nanshan has taken various actions to support the Earth Hour campaign together with its guests and associates, conducted with series of innovative ways to show its effort in supporting environmental protection.
Starting from March 28th, the hotel especially partnering with the famous sports brand Descente and the pioneering art institution JO Art Residence to hold the a pre-event “60+ Go Green Vigor Night”, invited over 60 guests and medias to join a night running at the beautiful Talent Park, unite guests to step outdoor and save electricity energy while enjoy the beautify of nature. After the running, guests expressed they have a great sportive time within the nature environment, but more importantly, they deeply felt the necessary to keep the sustainability of nature for a continuous beautiful nature.
After the running, Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Nanshan invited guests to enjoy the themed green cocktail party. On the occasion, Marriott Nanshan, Descente and JO had shared with guests on-site the environmental protection campaigns they are doing, and mobilize more people to care and protect nature that often get forgotten in everyday life. Starting from the tiny things in daily life, like saving over usage of electricity and water etc.
As a hotel operated on its 4th year, Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Nanshan has
been sharing the travel brilliant lifestyle to its guests and associates, it
strives to provide the perfect experience for its guest while pay close attention
to protect the nature. The hotel has installed lots of smart digital equipment
to support the energy saving, such as adopt the RCU energy-saving system,
install the sun shields around the whole building, apply the water-saving water
DESCENTE has doing good in supporting energy-saving as well, it has always
been committed to the use of environmentally friendly fabrics. ( e.g.
TOPGREEN®), participated in the SAVE THE PENGUIN campaign since 2009, this
project aims to provide financial aid and support for global environmental
issues, donating the profits of the campaign for Antarctic research and
environmental protection for over 10 years.
Jardin Orange Art Residence as Shenzhen’s pioneer of international artist residence platform, it is the core art and culture project of Jiyue City, a large-scale renovation project. JO has also been implementing the recycling use of wasted materials and the renovation of the old factory in its creation.
What’s more, on March 30th Earth Hour day, Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Nanshan turned dark the exterior lighting of the whole building, switched off the unnecessary lights within the hotel. Initiated actions to take part in the campaign together with its in-house guests.
In the restaurant Nanshan Kitchen on 43rd floor, the team has especially held the “We Do for Good” kids environmental protection fashion show, encourage kids to wear the costumes made by recycle materials to present themselves on the stage, through which the kids get and understand the important of caring for the nature and earth.
Dynamic is one of the spirits for the associates of Shenzhen Marriott
Hotel Nanshan, on the evening some volunteer staff also joined the outdoor yoga
class organized by Marriott International South China Business Council Shenzhen
sub-council held at Shenzhen Westin Nanshan, breathing and thinking with nature
while doing the yoga.
As we go about our daily lives, it’s easy to forget that we depend on nature for every single thing, from the very air we’re breathing right now, to the food we love, and the water we drink to quench our thirst, we simply can’t survive without nature and all that it provides, Switch off the light for one hour is just a start, whether it is one time outdoor running, an environmental protection activity for kids or a yoga class in the nature. One action is the beginning, more actions comes from our persistence. Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Nanshan sharing its Go Green lifestyle for aim to encourage more people to care for our nature and keep the beauty of the planet.
Place Name: 深圳中洲万豪酒店 Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Nanshan
Place Address: NO. 88, Haide Road 1, Nanshan District, Shenzhen深圳市南山区海德一道88号
Continuing the Langham brand commitment to environmental protection, The Langham, Shenzhen has been a constant advocate and supporter of environmental efforts. Since opening in 2012, The Langham, Shenzhen has been an active Earth Hour participant. This year, with the theme of “Living with Nature” for the China region, The Langham, Shenzhen is urging everyone to go beyond “60 minutes” and take actions to protect our environment. On 30 March, the hotel invited its guests to take part in a “Pink Cycling and Lightening” activity and encouraged everyone to turn off or dim the lights in their rooms in response to “Earth Hour”.
From 8:30-9:30 pm on 30 March, The Langham, Shenzhen turned off the exterior lights and dimmed the lights at the lobby and other public areas. The hotel also urged its guests to participate in this meaningful environmental activity by turning off or dimming the lights in their rooms as well. During this period, two special Langham pink bicycles were installed at the entrance of the hotel lobby where guests were invited to pedal and light up the “60+” sign at the side. In addition to the activity, The Langham, Shenzhen also offered special green dining options for its guests. T’ang Court, the sibling restaurant of the Three Michelin Stars restaurant in Hong Kong, worked with Green Monday, a green food organisation based in Hong Kong, to launch Green Monday Vegetarian Set Meals. Located on the hotel’s second floor, Silk included many healthy, green food items in its all-day buffet menu. Included were fresh salads and fruits, and more than 50 exquisite dishes, so as to promote healthier and greener living.
In order to encourage hotel staff to contribute to the sustainable
development of green lifestyles and concepts, The Langham, Shenzhen will be
organising 10-km Green Cycling, Vertical Marathon and Plastic-Free Challenge
during Earth Month, which runs from 30 March to 22 April. At the same time, the
Staff Canteen will be joining forces with Green Monday to provide vegetarian
lunch and afternoon tea every Monday.
As a participant in social responsibility, The
Langham, Shenzhen has implemented many environmental protection measures. All
guestrooms and public spaces are equipped with modern energy-saving facilities
to provide guests with excellent dining and banquet services and facilities
that are green and sustainable. Since being named a Silver Certified Hotel by
EarthCheck in 2016, The Langham, Shenzhen has had its Silver Certification
renewed for two consecutive years. In 2019, the hotel will continue to fulfil
its social responsibilities with the aim of being Gold Certified.
EarthCheck is a quantitative
sustainability indicator system for environmental performance appraisal. Since
its inception in 1987, EarthCheck has been, and is currently, the leading
sustainable development standard system for the world’s tourism industry, as
verified by EC Global. Through comprehensive assessment of energy and water
consumption, total amount of waste generated and the public’s feedback on
corporate social responsibility, EarthCheck aims to enhance the environmental
and social responsibility of tourism organisations and help the public
understand and monitor the environmental commitments that organisations have
Langham Hospitality Group
As the wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Eagle Holdings, Langham Hospitality Group encompasses a family of distinctive hotels under the Langham Hotels and Resorts and Cordis Hotels brands with more than 50 projects currently either confirmed or in a developed stage of negotiation from Asia, Europe and North America to the Middle East. The Group takes its name from the legendary Langham in London which was widely recognized as Europe’s first Grand Hotel. For 150 years, this flagship hotel has represented sophisticated and gracious hospitality, a philosophy that reflects elegance in design, innovation in hospitality, genuine service and captivation of the senses across all properties. For more information, please access the website at www.langhamhospitalitygroup.com.
Local notary service is not the same as Consular Legalisation/ Authentication. If you are not sure if the notary office is the right place, please double check with the department who is requiring the document.
Xinbaohui Headquarters of Nanshan Notary Office
Address: 13F, Xinbaohui Building, No. 2061, Nanhai Blvd, Nanshan District
Work Hour: Monday to Friday, 09:00-12:00, 14:00-18:00
Qianhai Notary Public Office
Address: 7A, Zhongke Building, Gaoxin South 1st Road, Science Park, Nanshan District
Work Hour: Monday to Friday, 09:00-17:30
Nanshan Registration Point of Shenzhen Notary Office
Address: 7F, West Block of Coastal Building, Intersection of Haide 3rd Road and Wenxin 5th Road, Nanshan District
Work Hour: Monday to Friday, 09:00-12:00,14:00-18:00
Hong Kong has an abundance of lesser known natural trails to hike. One of these is the Tai Tun trail. This is a seldom hiked and not very well-known trail and one which can be very difficult to find alone. It’s a natural mountain style hike, no stairs here. At 317M high it is quite small but the views on offer are immense.
The trail is completely hidden. You could easily walk straight past it.The trail starts by passing through the car park on the left from the refreshment kiosk beside the bus stop of Pak Tam Chung. Head to the end of the car park, it follows the uphill path to climb Tai Tun on the right by the ‘P’ signpost, where the entry has some ribbons as a mark.
The trail is a mud route that has been forged by a few hardy hikers over the years, and it suits Hong Kong hiking perfectly. It is challenging but not overly so, it gets the heart racing and fresh air in your lungs. You will be surrounded by all sorts of flora and fauna and a cornucopia of colours and nature. As you ascend, you will be greeted by serene views of the ocean and you’ll just gape in awe. The weather at the top can be quite changeable. At the top there can be howling wind and rain or even scorching sunlight, that’s the beauty of Hong Kong, you never know what weather you will get. Bring an umbrella or rain poncho just in case.
The panoramic vista below is quite a sight. Visibility was not as good as it could have been it was still quite marvellous. Very Instagram worthy and perfect for your Wechat moments. You can stand on the edge and feel you are on top of the world, all your stress is cleared away by the infinitely expanding ocean ahead of you. The visibility of the views depends completely on the weather, I had misty views others will have clear blue ocean and beautiful green islands. Its unpredictable I’m afraid. You may even see the yachts and boats below you going about their day, leaving a wake behind them.
Next you need to continue on the trail through the grass and slowly wind down into the trees. It feels great to be in the mist of such authentic and real nature, the trees surrounding you, engulfing the sunlight. Be careful as the trail is slippery, in fact I fell more than once. But its not a real hike unless you are covered in mud. You will slowly descend down and end at Tai Mong Tsai Road where you can get the bus.
Want to go?
Bus 94 from Sai Kung, 96R from Diamond Hill railway station, get
off at Pak Tam Chung
Time approx. 3hours. Bring
2L of water, umbrella, sunscreen and snacks.
Congratulations to the winners above!! :) Also thanks to everyone who attended the contest. We look forward to seeing you all at our next contest in the future. Be prepared, you just might be the next winner!!
Have you noticed the official website of Shenzhen Municipal Public Security Bureau couldn’t be found recently? Then you start to search other websites to check if there is anything wrong with your internet…
Don’t worry! Nothing is wrong with your internet. It’s just because the official website of Shenzhen Municipal Public Security Bureau is changed. The original one is out of service now.
If you need to do foreigner affairs such as online appointment for visa application in Shenzhen, application for reporting loss of passport, application for registration of new born child in China, overseas personnel temporary residence registration and so on, please go to the new website.
New site: http://ga.sz.gov.cn/
And thereupon the QR code of the webpage for online temporary residence registration is changed.
The official account in WeChat 深圳公安
(input szga-110 to search it) remains the same.
New places of registration
Since some places for expatriate temporary residence registration are also moved, some expats, especially who live in Shekou Sub-district, Zhaoshang Sub-district and Shenzhen Bay Community, may need to go to the new places for registration.
Below are addresses and consultation hotline of temporary residence registration in Nanshan District.
As covered in one of my previous articles about Chiwan, there is history in Shenzhen if you know where to go. It is well known that most of Shenzhen itself is a new modern mega city that has almost sprung up overnight, but there are remnants of it’s ancient past still dotted around. Another one of these that is most certainly worth visiting is Dapeng Fortress.
Located around 60km from the city centre this requires some toil on your part to get there, but it is most certainly worth it. First built in 1394, these are some of the oldest structures in Shenzhen. Originally built for defense against Japanese pirates, with thick granite walls covering a huge area, this is an iconic landmark of Shenzhen. As far as historical sites go, this is extremely well preserved, that’s another hint to its almost revered like status, the locals have often contributed large sums of money to maintain and rebuild this towering cultural icon. It will seem like you’ve stepping into a time machine and have gone back to Ming Dynasty, except for the fact there are hundreds ( if not more) of modern day residents living there. Dapeng Fortress is both an open tourist spot and a local community.
If you’ve been to these sorts of ‘walled villages’ before then this sort of layout will be familiar to you, if you haven’t then this will be a good change to release your inner explorer. There are numerous little alleyways and side streets all of which link back to the main street, so if you go walking and exploring down these lanes (and I suggest you do) you’ll end up back where you started eventually. Along these lanes there are ‘generals houses’, these were the former homes of notable generals from the past, each one has a plaque with bilingual information for you to read should you wish.
Want to go?
Futian bus station take bus E26 or H92 to Dapeng then
change to M471 to DapengSuocheng.
From Yinghu bus station take bus E11 to Dapeng then
change to M471 to DapengSuocheng.
From Longgang bus station take bus 818 Dapeng then
change to M471 to DapengSuocheng.
Suggested time 6-8 hours (including travel)
For history lovers, local foodies, architecture buffs.
Shenzhen Lobsters are a group
of amateur volleyball players that hail from all over the world and gather
twice a week to play in Shenzhen. We are organized into two groups based on
ability and experience. We have practice in the QSI gym and sometimes at other
courts in Shekou. Those who attend on Wednesday are both men and women and play
at an intermediate level. On Sundays, those who attend are mostly men, who play
at a higher, more advanced level.
Don’t feel intimidated by the different skill levels. We only split the players to make sure everyone has the most fun possible. What matters most is the team spirit and sense of community. The Lobsters are a cultural melting pot of volleyball players living and working in Shenzhen. We have players from Italy, USA, Russia, Thailand, France, Philippines, Spain, Brazil, Germany, and of course, China. The Lobsters can be summed up by our motto, “Playing sports and making new friends”.
The Lobsters were founded in 2014 by a group of expats and, in particular, Clement Coletto. Clement took care of the intermediate group and he was very supportive and helpful to everyone in the team. Without Clement, the Lobsters would not have existed.
Although there is no amateur volleyball league in Shenzhen as of yet, we have a large network of local teams that we regularly play friendlies with and take part in tournaments in Shenzhen, Foshan, and Guangzhou. We also attend the annual beach volleyball tournament in Dameisha every July. The team like to socialize and hang out too. We usually organize a dinner once a month to Baia restaurant in Seaworld and sometimes go for a quick snack or drink after training on Wednesdays.
For more information, contact
us through our Facebook
page, where we will be happy to answer any
questions and add you to our WeChat group.
As you may already know, Shenzhen is a green city. There are a plethora of parks for one to choose from. These vary from the gigantic, to the quaint, from the old to the new, there is a pbark for everyone. Recently yet another new park opened in Longhua, this one is the first of it’s kind in the city, a music themed park.
Located in the sub-district of Minzhi, it is a medium sized park (by Shenzhen standards) covering 116,000 square metres and it’s become a hub of culture and sports facilities for the area. As with most new parks that have been opened in Shenzhen over the last 2 years, such as Honey Park or Talent Park, this is impeccably green, clean and well maintained. There are several entrances, but I suggest starting from the main gate and then walking in whichever direction you feel like.
The park plays music from hidden speakers dotted around in the foliage, this adds a relaxing ambience to your walk, the music is classical in nature with piano being the main theme. This fits in with the huge bust of Beethoven that takes prominence. There are other music themed sculptures dotted around such as a saxophone player and a giant gramophone. Most definitely a unique Shenzhen experience. There is also a nice viewpoint to be had, if you ascend the 196 stairs to the viewing platform you’ll be met with a sweeping panorama of the park and the developing area below you.
Want to go?
Baishilong metro station (line 4) exit C, Baishilong Music Park, Minzhi Subdistrict, Longhua District. 龙华区民治街道白石龙音乐公园白石龙站
Suggested time 1 hour
For music lovers, nature fans and culture vultures
We meet every Saturday 12:45 at the Snake Pit Seaworld, our bus departs 13:30 for a trail run or walk in the mountains near Shenzhen. Our runs are between 7-11 km long and occasionally up to 700m of combined ascent. The walk is shorter compared to the run trail, typically about half of it.
The trail to follow is marked with flour or chalk and there are ‘false’ trails, one will have to find the right trail or even better stay with the pack. This is based on the paper chase game ‘Hare and Hounds’ and pretty much followed by all hash kennels around the world.
On average we have 35 ‘Hasher’ every Saturday sometimes up 80. We tend to come back to Shekou between 18:30 and 20:00 pending traffic condition. To pay for buses, water, soda and most importantly beer we charge our hashers 30/60/80 RMB kids/girls/guys per run. We are not exactly a family hash but we are family friendly with some ‘adult’ language as it is common in all hash kennels. Some hasher bring there dogs along, just we can’t guarantee that dogs are allowed on all parts of the trail since we sometimes run through parks. After we are back arrange for dinner somewhere in Shekou, cost for that is extra.
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The moment you step inside Nadagogo restaurant, it feels like stepping into Japan itself; from the elegant elm wood decoration to the warm yellow lighting to the refreshing and floral aroma of sake. These elements flow together to give a sense of quiet and of peace that transports you a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city outside. Nadagogo Japanese restaurant in Wyndham Grand Shenzhen feeds the soul as much as anything else.
“Nadagogo” takes its name from the renowned group of five sake breweries in Kobe and Nishinomiya. In honor of its namesake, the restaurant specializes in various kinds of sake. Nadagogo is separated into five areas including, Kaiseki-Ryori, Teppanyaki, Robatayaki, Tempura, and Yakitori. When you enter the restaurant, the bouquet of sake aromas will naturally lure you to the Yakitori area, which boasts of a selection of hundreds of the finest sake.
Choose any sake you wish with the “Nadagogo Sake Card”. The card allows you to sample any of the nine self-service sake machines available in the Yakitori area. Sake is divided into four categories: floral, refreshing, mellow, and aged. The staff – who are well versed in the nuances of sake – are at your service to recommend a sake that suits your tastes. With a 30 ml cup, you can spend the evening sampling many different kinds of sake and expand your palette for the Japanese rice wine. Yakitori has five private dining rooms, named after the five villages of Nadagogo: Nishi-go, Mikage-go, Uozaki-go, Nishinomiya-go, and Imazu-go. Each private dining room also has its own self-service sake machine.
Along with sake, Tempura and Robatayaki are the main specialties of a Nadagogo. Using ingredients from Japan, Tempura is cooked using a traditional technique called “Edomae”. With a thin and crispy coating, the seafood inside is sweet and succulent.
Meanhile, Robatayaki dates back to ancient Japan from when fishermen caught seafood, and they would sit around the stove with their family to share the grilled seafood together. Nadagogo maintains this warm and welcoming tradition with the layout of Robatayaki. With the chef cooking in front of you, you can see how the fresh ingredients are prepared by watching the masters’ cutting and cooking, while also chatting with the chefs themselves and enjoying a cup of sake.
Furthermore, Nadagogo has Teppanyaki and Kaiseki-ryori on a seasonal basis. Kaiseki-ryori includes eight to ten dishes such as appetizers, soup, sashimi, yakimono, nimono, agemono, and a dessert, to name but a few.
The authentic and exquisite Japanese cuisine is prepared by the six-star team of chefs at Nadagogo. The chefs hail from Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, and possess many years of experience in five-star hotels and Michelin star restaurants.
Chief among them is Sho Ota. Having collected awards everywhere he has gone during his career of more than ten years, Ota’s mission is to bring unique Japanese cuisine to the food connoisseurs of Shenzhen.
Guided by the principle of “cooking fresh ingredients with heart”, Nadagogo aspires to bring guests not only a taste of authentic and beautifully realized Japanese cuisine, but also the tranquility and peace of the county’s culture.
For more information, please call Nadagogo Japanese restaurant directly via 0755-88398330.
Place Name: Nadagogo Place Address: Wyndham Grand Shenzhen 3F, 2009 Caitian Road, Futian District, Shenzhen 深圳市福田区彩田路2009号深圳温德姆至尊酒店三楼 Place Phone: 0755-88398330 or 0755-82998888 ext. 8606