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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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Nightlife

An Essential Guide To EDM Clubs in Shenzhen

An Essential Guide To EDM Clubs in Shenzhen Nothing gets the heart racing like an EDM club. The lights, the people, the atmosphere, and of course, the music. It’s quite an incomparable experience. Shenzhen is a huge city that has adopted the ethos of ‘work hard, play hard’ with some enthusiasm. There’s certainly no shortage […]

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Sports

Shenzhen Celts Gaelic Football Club – The Finest GAA & Social Club in South China!

Shenzhen Celts Gaelic Football Club – The Finest GAA & Social Club in South China! Overview Formed in 2004, the Shenzhen Celts have been a mainstay of the Asian Gaelic Football scene, competing in and winning many Chinese and Asian competitions. The club has both a Men’s and Women’s team, who regularly compete against our […]

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Craft Head: Favorite of Craft Beer Scene Returns Better Than Ever

Craft Head has long been a stalwart of the craft beer scene in Shenzhen. They are very much a craft brewer’s brewer, and their old location in Shuiwei holds a special place in the hearts of many craft beer lovers. So when the brewer Nick and his wife Penny returned with new partners Sean and […]

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Starling – A Must Try For Burger Lovers

There’s a new burger spot in Shuiwei 1368 that’s got everybody talking. You may have seen pictures of the neon-lit burger van on the walking street on WeChat recently. Starling is the newest creation from the team behind Magpie in OCT Loft. Its creators were getting sick of making a down payment on a car […]

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Nadagogo Japanese Restaurant Pre-Opening at Wyndham Grand Shenzhen

Step through the double doors on the right of the Wyndham’s Grand Kitchen and you will be greeted by a resounding chorus of ‘Irasshaimase!’ – ‘Welcome’ – to Nadagogo Japanese Restaurant. Tastefully decorated to give an authentic Japanese feel, Nadagogo is unlike any other Japanese restaurant in Shenzhen. The opening ceremony was certainly an occasion […]

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Mr. Panino – Discover The Panini In Futian

When we think of Italian food, we think pasta and pizza, but Mr. Panino is ready to introduce another much-loved Italian favorite. The panini. Mr. Panino’s has a growing list of over 20 different kinds of Italian sandwiches. The classic Cartoccio, Salsiccia, Steak Panino, and Bresaolino are firm favorites with the regulars. While sweet options […]

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Wyndham Grand Kids Puppy Activity

The second season of the Wyndham Grand Kids Activity was a howling success. With a theme of puppy dogs plus scrumptious food, games and competitions, the children who attended had a ‘pawesome’ time! There was even a real live puppy to greet the children as they arrived! Puppy balloons surrounded the outdoor garden of the […]

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Grand Halloween Tradition at the Wyndham

The Wyndham Grand, Futian, doesn’t do events by halves, and Halloween this year was no exception. The Grand Kitchen, the Wyndham’s buffet restaurant, was host to the Halloween Buffet Dinner. No word could be used to describe it other than ‘spectacular’. As soon as the elevator doors opened on the third floor, you were greeted […]

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Duke’s Wine & Grill: Possibly The Classiest Spot In Town

What makes a classy restaurant? Well, there is the understated décor and stately furniture. There’s the number of bottles in the wine cellar. There’s the grade of the steak and where the oysters come from. But there are also those small, almost indefinable, details. The way the light illuminates the room. The way the waiter […]

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Apartments Hotels

Enjoy A Higher Class Of Living At Fraser Suites

Whether it’s for a few days, months at a time or even half a year, it’s important to find the right place to stay when visiting Shenzhen. What people wish for above all else is somewhere they can feel safe and secure. Somewhere they can relax and unwind after a long day. Somewhere where there […]

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Take A Tour Of Italy With Oggi Enoteca

When done well, nothing quite compares to Italian food. It could be Black Squid Ink Risotto at a Michelin-starred restaurant in a luxury five-star hotel in Milan. It may be a plate of Linguine Pasta with Seafood at a tiny family-run restaurant in a small town in Abruzzo tucked away off the street. It might […]

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What should I have for dinner tonight in Futian?

Our friend asked us for dining recommendations in Futian district for dinner tonight. Here are some suggestions we came up with. –  Butao Ramen  – Popular Ramen chain from Japan that just opened in the Ping’an building. –  Mambo  – Mexican fare in the Shuiwei village area –  Braceria Pugliese  – Italian food from a […]

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The Starbucks Coffee Shop in Coco Park is 24 hours 

The Coco Park Starbucks is so busy it is one of the few 24 hour coffee shops in Shenzhen. To squeeze more people in it has lost a bit of its coziness but in the end is a great place to people watch when you are in the Coco Park Shopping Mall. It is right […]