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The SWIS Evereads Story – Evereads

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader“.- Margaret Fuller Once upon a time, there were 8 high school freshmen who sought out ways to make an impact on the community by promoting English reading among young local students. These 8 inspired SWIS IB learners founded the SWIS Evereads Club and have committed to their mission by […]

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Shenzhen Zoo

Want to read about more cool and interesting places in Shenzhen?  Here are some links to some other places you can explore and enjoy.  And please keep following for more updates about wonderful Shenzhen to explore.  Evergreen Eco Resort in Nanshan World Famous Art village in Shenzhen Dapeng Fort, A Trip Back in Time Honey […]

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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 […]

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Avenues: The World School

A NEW SCHOOL OF THOUGHT One school with many campuses, providing transformative, world-focused learning experiences to students around the globe. 全球课堂 新兴思想 一所学校,多个校区,为全球学生提供改变人生、关注世界的学习体验 MISSION – What Draws So Many Parents, Students and Teachers to Avenues Through the pursuit of our mission, Avenues prepares students to be future world-wise leaders uniquely equipped to understand and solve […]

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The King’s School Shenzhen International

The King’s School Shenzhen International is the first overseas branch of the illustrious King’s Canterbury, UK, the oldest school in Europe. This Autumn (2019) saw the successful opening of the Pre-Prep (Kindergarten for ages 2-6) in Nanshan, Shenzhen, to be followed in 2020 and 2021 by the bilingual Primary and Secondary Schools thus providing Chinese […]

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Five Dongguan Events You Should Attend This November

Fall is here and the weather is optimal for venturing out of our comfort zone and daring to see new places and make new friends in far, far away lands. Well, more like an hour north rather than far, far away… Due to popular demand, and our recent tradition, here are five recommended events to […]

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Plan Your Next Annual Dinner at Courtyard Shenzhen Bao’an

By the end of 2019, a great year of innovation, progress and accomplishment, Courtyard Shenzhen Bao’an sincerely presents you a splendid customized annual dinner set with a professional sales team, giving a joyous welcome to the coming year of 2020 for your enterprise. Perfect Conference Facilities Courtyard Shenzhen Bao’an is a subsidiary of Marriott International, […]

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New Event Calendar Change Diary

We are migrating to a new event calendar site that will be the best event calendar in the Greater Bay Area. Our mobile Shenzhen users will know all the important events including cross border exhibitions, concerts and more. If it is big and important in the Pearl River Delta, we will list it. Our users […]

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Shenzhen Celts x Wild Geese

The Shenzhen Celts and The Wild Geese are two of the longest-running sports clubs in our city. The GAA club and football team have historically shared a lot of the same members and same sponsors, but for the first time on Friday 30th August, the two sides held a joint match and social. The Celts […]

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Evergreen Eco Resort in Nanshan

With the new metro line 5 extension recently opening, there is now even more of Shenzhen readily accessible for exploration.  This has opened up some new places to visit that previously had only been accessible by bus, which as we know can be a laborious task at times.  One of these is ‘Evergreen Resort’ in […]

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New Executive Chef with new menu at Shangri-La Hotel, Shenzhen

Renowned chef Hoo Yau-meng from Malaysia has been newly appointed by the Shangri-La Hotel, Shenzhen as the executive chef. Joining the hotel in September, Mr. Hoo is launching a new menu at the 360° Bar as well as at the Restaurant and Lounge to take guests on an exhilarating culinary journey. Mr. Hoo has more […]

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Shenzhen’s Hidden Gems

Shenzhen has a great deal of places to see and visit. Many of them are small or interesting in their own way, but may not warrant a day trip of their own.  So, if you are ever in these areas, here are a few things you can check out.  Oh, and they are all free […]

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70th Anniversary National Day Light Show

Next week marks the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, and to celebrate Shenzhen is going all out. The light show at the Civic Centre has had a revamp and now has additional special effects to celebrate the National Day holiday. Every building around the Civic Centre, Futian, is lit up with a […]

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Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Nanshan Held Trendy Wedding Show themed on Regression Line

Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Nanshan Held Trendy Wedding Show themed on Regression Line Recently, Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Nanshan held the 2019 Wedding Show in its Grand Ballroom jointly cooperated with one of the best wedding planner company Top Wedding, presented the guests with a marvelous visual feast. The wedding show was designed by the international famous […]

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Macau’s Hottest Events in September

We’ve been waiting for September all summer long! It is the month when Macau cools down after summer heat and everyone is coming back from holidays and ready to “party”. The city is buzzing with dining, art and cultural events. We are especially excited about the Fireworks and Rose Revolution – definitely not to be […]

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How to Apply FBI Background Check

FBI Background Check and Consular Authentication With the new policy’s implementation of China State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA) from May 2017, most of foreign applicants must provide valid non-criminal records and get Chinese consulate authentication when they apply work permit in China. We will introduce how to apply different countries’ non-criminal records and Chinese […]

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Bijia Hill Park. A nice respite from the city

Shenzhen has no shortage of parks, in fact it is officially one of China’s ‘green cities’ because of the sheer abundance of parks, mountains and nature based spots around the city.  The problem with some of these parks is that they can become extremely busy, especially on a sunny weekend, parks such as Lianhuashan can […]

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Kaiping, A UNESCO Site You Must See

Breathtakingly original architecture Kaiping an area a mere 3 hours from the Shenzhen metropolis that you know and love, but it couldn’t be more different. They are completely two sides of the Guangdong coin. What makes these small villages worth visiting is there mind blowing architecture, in fact it’s so special it was awarded UNESCO […]

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Australian T-Bone Steaks & French Oysters, 2 New Reasons To Visit Duke’s Wines & Grill at The Langham, Shenzhen

By this point, Duke’s Wines & Grill requires no introduction, but for those that may not be in the know, here is a recap. Located on the third floor of The Langham, Shenzhen in Futian, Duke’s Wines & Grill has garnished a reputation as one of the classiest places to be seen in the city. […]

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The Cheapskate’s Guide to Learning Chinese

Written By Cathal Ó Domhnalláin We all know the ‘why’ of why learning Chinese is very important, but very few people ever elaborate on the ‘how’. Four years ago, I faced this problem when I first moved to China. Surely, by being in an environment where Chinese was spoken everywhere, you wouldn’t need any formal […]