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May 2013

One for All and All for Tea Sweets and good eats at The English Tearoom

Marvelous Motifs TĂş Textiles brightens up your home To the Rescue How to handle emergency situations in Beijing

A Helping Hand The ins and outs of having an ayi

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Marvelous Motifs Tú Textiles brightens up your home

One for All and All for Tea Sweets and good eats at The English Tearoom

To the Rescue How to handle emergency situations in Beijing

A Helping Hand The ins and outs of having an ayi

May 2013 Contents



51 Feature


Worst-Case Scenario

Dining 24

What to do if you find yourself in a sticky situation


In Search of an Amazing Ayi

Care for a cuppa at The English Tearoom?


Tips on finding the best care for your home and family

Top 5 Places to Enjoy … Birthday cake


Food for Thought Chocolate brownies from The Westin Beijing Financial Street

Living 17

Dining Out

Talking Shop


Stunning patterns by Tú Textiles


Birthday Bash


Need for speed at U-Speed Go-Karting



Avoiding summer bugs that itch and sting


On the Blog

The Natural Path Three foods Melissa Rodriguez can’t live without

Updates, recommendations, and interesting finds

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When Reality Bites


A look at Harrow’s new campus Personalized education and a tight-knit community at REGO

The Doc Is In Dr. Richard offers tips for summer camp safety



A fresh spring look for Kristen Billings


What’s Fun In For whom the bell tolls at Gulou

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Family Travels An Indonesian villa vacation with the Smiths The Cheng-Wei family returns to sunny Australia

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86 Learning 38

When I Grow Up Dr. David Lee talks teeth with Dulwich College Beijing


Blank Canvas Artwork from Prestige Education Centre


The Roundtable Students from Beijing BISS International School contemplate rags and riches

16 Directories

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Family Dining Family Health Family Life Family Travel Fun Stuff Schools Shopping Sports


Parenting 44

Beijing Baba


Subway Map

Gareth Jones, once caught in a peculiar traffic accident


Alternate Routes Karen to the rescue for the Ambrose family

Essentials 9 10 12 14 16

Editor’s Note May Calendar Top 10 Things to Do in May May Events New Arrivals


The Circuit


Family Favorites

Say hello to Beijing’s smallest Happenings in the Beijing family scene The Io family

ON THE COVER: Ryan DeLusque (age 6) attends The International Montessori School of Beijing. He enjoys biking, jumping on trampolines, and playing Monopoly. His favorite books are the Captain Underpants series and he loves playing Plants vs. Zombies. He lived in Finland for two years and, before that Dallas, US. He has been living in Beijing for the past four years with his parents and sister Riley (age 8). Photo by VivaXiao Photography Studio.


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Age-by-Age Index Babies Stroll through White Cloud Temple............................................12 Meet the locals at Taoranting Park......................................... 13 Get advice at a breastfeeding and pregnancy support group..... 14 Encounter panda doctors at New Century’s Health Fair............. 15 Say hello to Beijing’s smallest................................................ 16 Enjoy scones, books, and toys at The English Tearoom............. 24

Toddlers Attend the first Beijing Agricultural Carnival............................. 12 Play at Magic Bean House Children’s Museum......................... 13 Get toilet training pointers at International SOS....................... 14 Eat and play at the Shuangjing Street Carnival........................ 15 Have a very merry birthday cake........................................... 25 Rent a villa in Bali with another family.................................... 34

Elementary School Kids Have fun at YCIS Beijing’s Global Community Day.................... 13 Rock out at WAB’s Rock in the Park........................................ 14 Learn about Positive Discipline with Dr. Jane Nelsen................. 15 Whip up a batch of brownies................................................ 26 Embark on a self-guided cycling tour of Gulou......................... 32 Find out what it takes to become a dentist.............................. 38

Middle and High School Kids Admire art at the Kaleidoscope Inter-School Art Festival............ 12 Audition for Beijing Playhouse’s summer camp........................ 14 Attend a book talk with YA author Leanne Hall...........................15 Outrace the competition at U-Speed Go-Karting....................... 17 Spoil mom with a makeover for Mother’s Day.......................... 22 Debate the importance of money.......................................... 42

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Survival of the Youngest


t’s a big wide world out there – one that we all do our best to navigate by assuming responsibility. One of my earliest recollections of understanding responsibility started with a key. On my first day returning to summer camp, my mom informed me that since I was 12, I was old enough to be in the house without parental supervision. This meant I would get my very own key to the house. The significance of the key was not lost on me. I clutched it in my palm all night, phoned all my friends with the good news, and had a difficult time falling asleep. The school bus picked me up that morning and dropped me off as it did every summer before. But this time, I would have the house all to myself: What TV shows would I watch? What would I secretly snack on before dinner? As the bus pulled up to my house, I rifled through my bag. My key, my very first house key, was nowhere to be found. A symbol of responsible youth, and I had lost it. I was stricken with embarrassment, and didn’t want to let on that I was missing my key. “They won’t notice,” I thought. “I’ll just walk up to my house, pretend to open the door by turning the knob, and the bus will drive off.” I walked up to my house, turned the knob, and alas, the bus, its driver and passengers were still there. I slinked back to the bus, and watched as every other kid got dropped off at home. I would be the last stop that day. By the time the bus driver finished his rounds and circled back to my house, my dad was home from work to let me in. A twinge of fear crept in: Would I be deemed too irresponsible to have another key? Then, there it was: sitting on our living room floor, where I was the night before, calling all my friends in flurried excitement.

As the years pass, my responsibilities have increased, and somewhat exponentially since moving to China. It was in Beijing that I learned about the rather cruel nature of landlords when it comes to deposits, the difficulties of life with a roommate who is otherwise a stranger, and the intricacies of hiring a trustworthy ayi. The unexpected can happen, so it never hurts to be prepared. Consult our guide (p47) this month on preventing and handling situations like car accidents or house break-ins. We also delve into the world of ayis (p51), because life with one can either be a blessing or a nightmare. Although I lost my first house key on the first day of owning it, I was never reprimanded for it. I am still the owner of that same key, and now, I always hold my keys in my hand when closing the front door, and keep a spare key with a friend to prevent future lockouts. Sometimes accidents happen, and in the end, we are all the better for learning from them.

Kara Chin Managing Editor May 2013




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8 9 10 1415 1617 2122 24 27 3031 5 6 7 Chow Down on British Cuisine

All ages. Need a quiet place to work or play? Drop by The English Tearoom and indulge in classics like butter scones and shepherd’s pie. See Dining Out (p24).

Healthy Habits for Healthy Teeth

Seminar: Diva for a Day, Goddess for Life

For adults. BJU Pediatric Dentist Dr. Irene Lau discusses oral health for kids at DCB. See May 8 listing.

For women. This “Goddess Us” seminar brings together inspirational speakers and 50 women of all ages for an empowerment session. See May 9 listing.

The Yale Spizzwinks(?)

Parentcraft: Toilet Training

All ages. America’s foremost a cappella group, The Yale Spizzwinks(?), bring their trademark blend of melody and cheek to Beijing. See May 15 listing.

WAB Rock in the Park

All ages. WAB’s annual Rock in the Park features sidewalk art contests, film screenings, dance, drama, and student and staff music performances. See May 17 listing.

Jane Nelsen: Positive Discipline

Kaleidoscope Inter-School Arts Festival

Ages 10+. Is your tween or teen’s birthday coming up? Race them to the finish line at U-Speed in Lido. See Birthday Bash (p17).

For adults. Author and educator Dr. Jane Nelsen visits WAB to talk about the Positive Discipline program. See May 22 listing.

For teens and adults. Artists from various international schools (including ISB, WAB, DCB, BWYA and YCIS) exhibit artwork, films, and performances at a studentorganized arts fest. See May 24 listing.

Spoil Yourself at MyStudio

For adults. Need some design RX? Call up your friends and invite Tú Textiles over to visualize how their cushions would look in your home. See Talking Shop (p17).

For adults. Get the hair and makeup wizards at MyStudio in Jinsong to give you a new look. Turn to Indulge (p20) and marvel at one mom’s makeover.

Book that Birthday Cake

Jazz by the Lake

Stuck on where to get cake for that upcoming birthday party? See Top 5 (p23) for ideas.

All ages. Join DCB for a lakeside concert with wine, cheese, and crackers. See Jun 6 listing.

Basic First Aid and CPR Classes

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For adults. Learn how to treat common injuries and medical emergencies, such as allergic reactions, bleeding, sprains and strains. See Jun 7 listing.

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Have Tea with Tú

For adults. INN brings together hair and makeup consultants, fashion vendors, and jewelry designers to help attendees create a new look. See May 27 listing.


For new and expecting parents. This not-for-profit community group provides breastfeeding know-how, information, and support. See May 10 listing.

Step on It at U-Speed Go-Karting

INN Monthly Meeting: Looking Great in Beijing


For adults. Dr Stephanie Teoh gives advice on getting kids ready for toilet training and troubleshooting common issues. See May 16 listing.

English Breastfeeding and Pregnancy Discussion and Support Group









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Play at a Spring Fair

Mother’s Day

All ages. ISB, YCIS, BCIS, and 3e are all holding spring fairs or community days. See May 11 listings for details.

Celebrate the most important woman in your life by taking her out to brunch or pampering her at a spa. See May 12 listings for ideas.

Shuangjing Street Carnival

The British School of Beijing Summer Fayre 2013

All ages. The Shuangjing Street Carnival and Chili Cook-Off bring together local businesses and residents to raise money for Roots and Shoots. See May 18 listing.

All ages. BSB’s annual Summer Fayre brings together games and activities, food and beverages, and shopping. All money raised goes to local charities. See May 19 listing.

Founder’s Day 2013

Bake a Batch of Brownies

All ages. DCB’s Founder’s Day celebrates school culture, with international foods, performances, sports, and a fireworks display. See May 25 listing.

All ages. Quiet Sunday? Break out the chocolate and whip up some brownies. See Food for Thought (p24).

New Century Women’s and Children’s Hospital Health Fair

Cycle through Gulou

All ages. For Children’s Day, New Century hosts a health fair with free medical consultations, food, and fun. See Jun 1 listing.

All ages. Take advantage of the warm weather to go on a self-guided cycling tour of the Gulou neighborhood. See What’s Fun In (p30).

Try SALT’s Kid Brunch

Attend a Farmer’s Market Little Jeep (in Chinese)

For kids. SALT has a new pirate-themed brunch for little scallywags with dishes like Hidden Treasure Risotto and Mini Pirate Burgers. Visit for details.

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All About Agriculture

The first Beijing Agricultural Carnival goes on until May 12. Join in the many events and games for adults and children, including picking strawberries, attending art exhibitions, and learning more about agriculture. RMB 50, free for kids under 1.2m. Daily 9am-5pm. Strawberry Expo Garden, Xingshou Township, Changping District (400 666 1363) 昌平区兴寿镇草莓展 览会


Make Your Own Kite

Flying kites is a popular spring activity. Create your own at Sanshizhai, one of the most respected kite makers in the city. The Di’anmen store gives ongoing kite-making workshops for kids and adults. For the store location, see Directory under Shopping.


Show Mom Some Love

Mother’s Day falls on May 12 this year. Buy Mom a bouquet of her favorite flowers, and spoil her with a breakfast in bed or with a luxurious brunch. Whatever you do, show her you care by making it an extra special day. For a list of events on May 12, see p14.

The Kaleidoscope Inter-School Art Festival is a student run art fair on May 24 and 25 in 798 Art District. There will be live music, performances and a variety of art work in various mediums, created by young artists from different international schools, including ISB, WAB, DCB, BWYA and YCIS Beijing. For more details, see p15.


Find Inner Peace

There are very few Taoist temples in the city, and White Cloud Temple (Baiyun Guan) in Xuanwu District is one of them. The temple is lesser known as a tourist destination, so it remains peaceful. See Directory under Fun Stuff.



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Planting Seeds of Hope

On May 11, YCIS hosts its annual Global Community Day. There will be activities, games, performances and a variety of food from all over the world. All the donations will go to Seeds of Hope charity to help build schools in China’s rural areas. For more details, see p14.

Celebrate Spring at ISB

On May 11, the International School of Beijing is hosting their annual Spring Fair. This is an opportunity to join in the festivities and win some prizes while learning more about ISB. For more details, see p14.

Plan a Picnic

Take advantage of the good weather and spend a day with the whole family at Taoranting Park. You can relax and walk around the pavilions while the kids enjoy the numerous playgrounds. There is even a huge waterpark where kids can cool down in warmer weather. See Directory under Fun Stuff.

Play with Purpose

The Magic Beanhouse Children’s Museum is one of many places dedicated to combining learning with playtime. Another option is role-playing as a doctor or fireman at EE City or Beyou World. See Directory under Fun Stuff.

Rain, Rain, Go Away

If heavy rain has your family trapped indoors, head to Cheer Kids Play Park. This huge playground (5,000sqm) offers a wealth of play areas, including a super maze and a sunny “beach.” Geared towards little ones, there is plenty of soft play and equipment. See Directory under Fun Stuff.

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Readers are encouraged to double-check event details with the organizers, as dates and locations may change. Yale Spizzwinks(?) bring their unique blend of sweet harmony and tonguein-cheek humor to the Edward Alleyn Theatre. RSVP required. 7.30pm. Dulwich College Beijing, Legend Garden Campus (

Wed, May 8 Healthy Habits for Healthy Teeth For adults. BJU Pediatric Dentist Dr. Irene Lau discusses the factors that influence oral health and introduces simple tips and practices for your little ones. RSVP required. 8.30-9.30am. Dulwich College Beijing, Riviera Main Campus (RSVP@

Thu, May 16 Parentcraft: Toilet Training For adults. Dr Stephanie Teoh covers topics related to toilet training, including recognizing signs of readiness, preparing your child for toilet training, and identifying challenges. RSVP required. RMB 100 for non-members, free for International SOS members. 10amnoon. International SOS (seminar@

Thu, May 9 Seminar: Diva for a Day, Goddess for Life

See May 12 listings for Mother’s Day events

For women. This “Goddess Us” seminar encourages every woman to recognize her self-worth and greatness. Listen to speakers and spend a day with 50 other women of all ages to inspire and motivate each other. Price TBC. 9am3pm. Pinotage (136 1120 7396, amber@

Fri, May 10 Talk: Children’s Art Development Stages and Supporting Your Child’s Art at Home For adults. Learn about the benefits of art and how to help your child develop their art skills at home. RSVP required. Free. 1-2.30pm. YCIS Beijing (eryn.

English Breastfeeding and Pregnancy Discussion and Support Group For new and expecting parents. On the second Friday of each month, this not-for-profit community group provides breastfeeding know-how, information, and support for new and pregnant moms. The group is lay-led at the moment due to the lack of a La Leche League-certified leader. Free. 9.30-11.30am. 5/F, Beijing United Family Hospital (Liora Lourie for more info: 139 1030 6022, BJU for directions: 5927 7000)

Sat, May 11 BCIS 2013 Spring in the City

ISB Spring Fair 2013 All ages. Find lots of games, great prizes, entertainment, food, and more at ISB’s Spring Fair. Money raised will benefit the



2013 May

3e International School Community Day All ages. The larger Beijing community is invited for games, activities, and a bookfair hosted by Roundabout Charity Store. The school is also hosting a table top sale, with all table rentals being donated to Roundabout. Free. 10am-noon. 3e International School (6437 3344 ext 100 for more info, to book a table)

Beijing Playhouse Summer Camp Auditions Ages 6-14. Thirty students will be selected to learn about all facets of live theater. Under the leadership of 12 directors, students will experience acting, singing, dancing, costume design, prop making, and scene painting. The camp ends with a performance of Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves on July 13. Free to audition, RMB 6,500 for the camp tuition (July 1-13). 4-5pm. Daystar Academy (

Global Community Day All ages. This annual event features activities, games, performances, vendors and gifts. All donations will benefit Seeds of Hope, a charity project that builds schools for underprivileged children in rural China. Sample international cuisine at the booths and meet YCIS parents, teachers, and students. No RSVP required, but visitors will have to sign in at a registration booth on the day of the fair. Free. 11am-2pm. YCIS Beijing (8583 3731,

Sun, May 12 Sweetest Mother’s Day All ages. This brunch includes a buffet and a personalized shopping and bracelet made for mom by little guests. RMB 398 (subject to 15% surcharge). Scene a Café (6505 2266 ext 35)

Mother’s Day at TreeHouse Ages 3+. The TreeHouse team hosts

games, crafts, and card making for mommy dearest. RSVP required. RMB 100. 11am-noon. TreeHouse Family Cafe and Playground (8590 0746)

Queen of Hearts Brunch All ages. From cakes to massages, Kerry’s Kitchen spoils mom for Mother’s Day. The healthy brunch features a salad bar, fresh seafood, and low-calorie desserts. The prices includes a free 30minute foot massage voucher. RMB 298358 (50 percent off for ages 6-12, free for kids under 6). 11.30am-3pm. Kerry’s Kitchen at Kerry Hotel (8565 2088)

Ritz-Carlton on Mother’s Day All ages. Moms can expect a carnation, chocolate, and a buffet brunch with Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Southern Asian and Western dishes. RMB 598, RMB 298 for ages 6-12. 11.30am-3pm. Aroma at Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street (6601 6666)

Sparkling Mother’s Day at SALT All ages. Book the balcony or enjoy a sun-filled indoor brunch with sparkling wine, spring tastes, and desserts. RMB 278 (two courses), RMB 308 (three courses), RMB 508 (two courses and free-flow sparkling), RMB 588 (three courses with free-flow sparkling). Noon4pm. SALT (6437 8457)

Mother’s Day Luncheon All ages. All moms receive a special gift, along with a luncheon featuring different cooking stations and champagne, wine, and tea and cocktails. RMB 788. Noon3pm. Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast (5927 8888)

Youth MMA Boot Camp For kids and teens. The Beijing Youth MMA League kicks off its summer program with an intensive boot camp. This camp teaches the three components of MMA: striking, takedowns and grappling. RMB 400. 2-4pm. Black Tiger Fight Club (info@

Wed, May 15 The Yale Spizzwinks(?) All ages. America’s first and oldest underclassman a cappella group, The

Fri, May 17 Canadian International School of Beijing Open House All ages. CISB invites prospective students and their parents to check out the school’s preschool, elementary, middle, and high school facilities. Free. 9.30-11.30am. Canadian International School of Beijing (6465-7788,

WAB Rock in the Park All ages. Held on four stages, WAB’s annual Rock in the Park event features sidewalk art contests, film screenings in the Blu Theatre, dance, and drama installations in addition to student and adult bands. Vendors will also sell food and drinks. Free. Friday live jazz 3.30-7pm, Saturday rock 2-9pm. Western Academy of Beijing (5986 5588,

Sat, May 18 Shuangjing Street Carnival All ages. The Shuangjing Carnival and Chili Cook-off brings together local businesses and residents to celebrate the uniqueness of the area and raise money for Roots and Shoots. Free. 11am-5pm. 22nd Art Street (Trevor Metz: 137 1777 9075) I

Love Earth

Ages 2-6. Beijing International Kindergarten hosts a day of games, activities and experiments for parents and kids to raise awareness about environmental issues. There is also a fashion show that uses green materials. Free. 10-11.30am. Beijing International Kindergarten (8439 0808)

Interceltic Festival (Fest Noz) All ages. Zhong Breiz is once again hosting a celebration all things Breton. Activities include traditional music and dance, games, contests, crepes, and vendors of all kinds. Free. 3.30pmmidnight. Lycée Français de Pékin (

WAB Rock in the Park See May 17 listing.

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All ages. This annual event features fun for the whole family, including performances by the Beijing Beatles, a dance group, the staff ukulele band, and the students themselves. Prizes in the raffle draw include a two-night stay at a Vietnamese villa, a Thai Airways flight, brunch and buffet vouchers at five-star hotels, meal coupons at various restaurants in Beijing, and themed baskets provided by BCIS parents and staff members. Free. 11am-2pm. Beijing City International School (8610 7171 ext 5006)

school’s PTA, which provides support to charity groups and community outreach programs. Free. 10am-4pm. The International School of Beijing (8149 2345 ext 1047)

Sun, May 19

Mon, May 27

The British School of Beijing Summer Fayre 2013

INN Monthly Meeting: Looking Great in Beijing

All ages. BSB’s annual Summer Fayre is a day of children’s games and activities, things to eat and drink, and shopping. All money raised goes to local charities supported by the school. RMB 10, free for kids. 11am-3pm. The British School of Beijing, Shunyi Campus (8047 3588)

For adults. INN invites hair and makeup consultants, fashion and accessories vendors, jewelry designers, and more to create a new look for the season. RMB 50 (covers coffee, tea and pastries). 10am-noon. The Capital Club Athletic Center (8486 2225 ext 136)

Wed, May 22

Sat, Jun 1

Jane Nelsen: Positive Discipline

New Century Women’s and Children’s Hospital Health Fair

For adults. Positive Discipline is a program designed to teach young people to become members of the community. Dr. Jane Nelsen, co-author of the Positive Discipline books, is in Beijing to present on teaching skills in a way that is encouraging for both kids and adults. Free. 6-8pm. Western Academy of Beijing (5986 5588)

All ages. New Century hosts a health fair with free medical consultations from the hospital’s doctors and dentists. There will also be “panda doctors,” Snow White, drums, clowns, a baby catwalk and food. Free. 9.30am-noon. New Century Women’s and Children’s Hospital (5178 3366)

Book Talk with Leanne Hall

All ages. For Children’s Day, the Hilton Beijing Wangfujing is hosting three cooking classes with a complimentary buffet lunch, afternoon tea, or buffet dinner as a bonus. RMB 150. 11am, 3pm, and 5pm. Vasco’s, Hilton Beijing Wangfujing (5812 8888 ext 8411)

For teens. Australian novelist Leanne Hall’s YA novels are edgy and border on fantasy. Find out more about Hall and her first novel, This Is Shyness. RMB 40/50. 7.30pm. The Bookworm (6586 9507)

Fri, May 24 Kaleidoscope Inter-School Arts Festival For teens and adults. For the first time, a group of students from various international schools (including ISB, WAB, DCB, BWYA and YCIS) are organizing an arts festival to exhibit student artwork, films, and performances. Free. Time TBC. Oriental Light Arts at 798 Art District (Chrystal Li: 182 1002 6316) kaleidoscope-art.

Sat, May 25 Founder’s Day 2013 All ages. DCB’s Founder’s Day is a celebration of all the great things that happen at the school. Expect international foods, performances, sports, and a fireworks display. Free. 1.30pm. Dulwich College Beijing, Legend Garden Campus (6454 9000)

Childbirth Preparation/ Hypnobirth Seminar For expecting parents. Learn deep relaxation techniques based on hypnotherapy to ease fear and tension during childbirth. RMB 2,500/couple (includes hypnobirthing book, 2 CDs, and class handouts). 9am-4pm. Beijing United Family Hospital (187 4168 3072,

Kaleidoscope Inter-School Arts Festival See May 24 listing.

Sun, May 26 Childbirth Preparation/ Hypnobirth Seminar See May 25 listing.

Baby & Me Cooking Class

Sun, Jun 2 FIZZtastic Baby & Me Sunday Brunch All ages. This Children’s Day brunch features a personalized shirt with group photo for every family in attendance, as well as the usual brunch favorites. Price TBC. 11.30am-3pm. Vasco’s, Hilton Beijing Wangfujing (5812 8888 ext 8411)

Thu, Jun 6 Jazz by the Lake All ages. Join DCB for a lakeside concert with wine, cheese, and crackers. Free. 6pm. Dulwich College Beijing, Legend Garden Campus (

Fri, Jun 7 Workshop: Holiday Learning For adults. With the summer holidays coming up, YCIS coordinators will provide advice about learning tools and activities kids can do at home to maintain their learning. Free. 10-11.30am. YCIS Beijing (eryn.

Basic First Aid and CPR Classes For adults. Assess and treat common injuries, such as allergic reactions, bleeding, sprains and strains. Participants will learn CPR for infants, children and adults and receive an intro to using AEDs. Sign up for one or both classes. RMB 300/class. 9am5.30pm. Beijing United Family Hospital (

Canadian International School of Beijing Open House See May 17 listing. May 2013



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American/Korean. Born on Dec 25 to Joori Kim and Jon Heeren at Yanda International Hospital.



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Talking Shop/Birthday Bash Living

Tú Cool for School Tú Textiles applies lessons in environmental responsibility


hat’s good for China is good for the world, as far as Tú Textiles Co-Founders Jill Lewis and Rebecca Churn (pictured to the right) are concerned. Their line of environmentally-friendly cushions (RMB 338/443/564 with insert) feature locally-inspired designs like paifang, Chinese knots, cloisonné, lotus root, and gingko leaves. The cotton used in their products conforms to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). However, Churn and Lewis are frank about the limitations of the organic industry in China. “Our base fabric is GOTS-certified, but not the finished product,” says Lewis. She is referring to the brand’s water-based inks that, although safe, are not considered organic. Nevertheless, Tú Textiles is moving forward with a spate of new projects, including a free downloadable “styling kit” that allows users to try out different color combinations with virtual cushions and couches. Three months ago, Churn and Lewis also started Tea with Tú, private events that allow customers to invite their friends over and preview Tú Textiles’ cushions in the comfort of their own home. Last but not least, Tú Textiles is further extending their influence in the Chinese market by selling their products on ELLEshop China’s website ( for a limited time. Sijia Chen

To browse TúTextiles’s products, visit To enquire about Tea with Tú events, call Churn at 136 8130 1454 or Lewis at 158 0134 1516 between 9am and 4pm.

Pedal to the Metal Get behind the wheel at U-Speed Go-Karting

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t’s no secret that Beijing lacks birthday venues for older kids and teens, but U-Speed Go-Karting can help fill that gap. Based in Lido and open yearround, U-Speed’s 4,000sqm facilities include go-karting tracks, VIP rooms, a bar/restaurant, conference rooms, and a games center with foosball, pool tables, and a video arcade. Recommended for ages 10 and up, the center offers a birthday special of RMB 1,800 for 20 sessions. One “session” equals six minutes on the track and is valid for one person. The special also includes two hours in one of U-Speed’s VIP rooms and a limited number of soft drinks. By comparison, the regular price for a session is RMB 120 for non-members and RMB 85 for members (a membership costs RMB 200 per year). The venue can also be partly or fully rented out for corporate and private events (anywhere from RMB 8,00012,000 per hour depending on the time, day of the week, and facilities requested). Alternatively, adrenaline junkies can take advantage of U-Speed’s “midnight storm.” After 11pm every night, up to six people can take part in 30-minute endurance races for a total of RMB 1,800 (Mon-Thu) or RMB 2,300 (Fri-Sun). True to its vehiclefriendly nature, U-Speed offers free parking for your full-sized car. Sijia Chen

Mon-Fri 1pm-1am, Sat-Sun and holidays 11am-1am. 1 Siyuan Qiao, Jingshun Lu (near Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast), Chaoyang District (English: 186 1015 8386 or 158 1091 7950, Chinese: 6473 2548/6148, cn) 优速卡丁车馆,朝阳区四元桥1号(近北京海航大厦万 豪酒店 ) May 2013



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What’s Happening in Beijing House of Knowledge to Open New Quanfa Campus House of Knowledge (HoK) is pleased to announce the opening of their newest campus. Opening in September 2013, the 5,000sqm facilities in Shunyi will include a football field, running track, indoor pool, playground, rooftop basketball courts, a library, modern classrooms, children’s kitchen and more. Programs will be available for children 10 months to 6 years old and follow HoK’s custom-designed curriculum taught in English, German and Chinese. After the completion of renovations, the facilities will also open a brand-new primary school for the 2014-15 academic year. More information can be found on their website: www.

Daystar Academy Hosts Free Toddler Playgroup Every Wednesday from 9-10.30am, Daystar Academy’s kindergarten hosts a toddler playgroup for families with children 3 years old and under. This is a free program designed to bring together parents and children from the community. The morning will start with free play using Montessori materials, followed by stories and songs led by Daystar teachers in Chinese and English. A snack will also be provided by the school. Questions can be sent to and directions are available at

That’s Mandarin has added a new element to its Chinese Summer Camp 2013. As well as a program of intensive Chinese, cultural trips, and activities, there will be opportunities for campers to learn and play with local children through school visits and organized trips and activities, such as calligraphy and paper cutting. Day and full-time campers can enjoy this new social and interactive factor, which will also be available as an additional activity for morning campers. The Summer Camp runs from mid-June to mid-August. Visit for details.



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That’s Mandarin Expands Scope of Chinese Summer Camp

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YCIS Beijing Students Get Prestigious University Offers This year, several of Yew Chung International School Beijing’s Year 13 students have received offers from world-class universities, including the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford. Sherry Gu is set to study economics at the University of Michigan, while Daisy Chau will pursue her dream course of art history at University of Pennsylvania (UPENN), an Ivy League that was her number one choice. More potential offers for YCIS Beijing students include Princeton and Harvard. Congratulations to all the students for their achievements and good luck to those waiting for their university offers.

Element Fresh Opens in Solana

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Popular salad, sandwich, and smoothie eatery Element Fresh opened its new location on Solana’s Lakeside Dining Street on March 25. Established in Shanghai, Element Fresh has a total of 14 locations in China and focuses on healthy food cooked with minimal oil and no MSG. The Solana location is one of four branches, the other of which are in Sanlitun Village, Lido, and Indigo Mall (opening late 2013). Mon-Thu 11am-10pm, Friday 10am-11pm, Sat 8am-11pm, Sun 8am-10pm. Solana Lakeside Dining Street, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District (5905 1908, quality@ 朝阳区朝阳公 园路6号蓝色港湾

BISS Student Places in Speech Tournament Beijing BISS International School Grade 8 student Edward Lee earned second place at the Beijing City International School (BCIS) speech tournament on March 25. Edward wrote his speech about the removal of wrestling from the Olympic Games, and one judge commented that the speech was “quite interesting and well-crafted.”

DCB Student Receive CIS International Student Awards Dulwich College Beijing congratulates Jenny Xie, Kim Fong and Nicol Lo for their outstanding work as founders and leaders of Beacons of Hope, a student-run charity supporting children of migrant workers. The Council of International Schools recognized their “contribution to the development and advancement of internationalism” by presenting the students with International Student Awards this March. In conjunction with three local corporate sponsors, which the students negotiated and secured entirely by themselves, Beacons of Hope was able to provide comprehensive medical, dental and optical exams for several hundred students from the Xinxin Migrant School. May 2013



Living On the Blog

Harrow International School Beijing’s Shiny, New Campus




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company Nutri Food. Working together with Harrow, they have developed a fresh menu that adheres to high standards of food quality. The new multi-function sports facilities are spacious, and include indoor basketball courts, an indoor climbing wall, two full-sized outdoor football fields (one of which is artificial turf and the other grass turf), one smaller outdoor artificial turf field, and four outdoor tennis courts. For swimmers, there are two indoor swimming pools. The main pool is 25m long and six lanes wide. The second pool is also 25m long, but as a learning pool, it is no deeper than one meter. The pools will be managed by qualified lifeguards, and the water will be cleaned and tested daily. As the school settles in, the use of the pools may be extended to the larger community.

This article was modified from a post by Ellis Friedman titled, “Harrow Unveils New Campus.”

photos: Ellis Friedman

n April, Harrow International School Beijing moved into its new campus in Hegezhuang. The new campus is spread over a whopping 66,600 sqm of land, and boasts state-of-the-art classrooms and facilities. It brings together the lower school (previously in Tongzhou’s Grassetown), and the upper school (previously near the Olympic stadium). Each phase of learning has its own section on the campus. Early Years’ classrooms are bright and colorful thanks to large windows that let in natural light. There is also a cafeteria and library devoted to students in Early Years. The pre-prep classrooms are clustered by age group, with four classrooms clustered around a central pod area, which serves as a community space. When it’s time to play, there are separate playgrounds for Early Years, Lower School, and Upper School. Throughout the campus, there are wide halls with large windows lighting the hallways. There are 13 fully-equipped science labs and in the upper school, a spacious, bright library. Harrow kept the environment in mind when constructing the new campus. There is geothermal heating and air conditioning, in addition to a school-wide air filtration system to ensure optimal air quality. The air filtration system is part of the geothermal heating and cooling system. This sealed unit recycles and refreshes air as it passes through double sheets of filters and then a filter charged with ions. Thus, clean air is circulated throughout the school. Along with the new campus is a new chef: Malone Ma, and his

On the Blog Living

Beijing Rego: A Small School Finding Its Foothold

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hough Beijing Rego British School has been in existence for almost two years, there’s not much talk about it in community circles. This small school in Shunyi has battled a lot in that short time – a high staff turnover, a small student body, kerfuffles with the head office, confusion over the ACI program – but this year they have achieved substantial growth, more stability, and as a result: happy parents. A year ago, Rego had only a dozen students; this year, there are 60 students in Nursery through Year 13. The school embraces these numbers and prides itself on having a close-knit, small town feel. With five to six students per class, teachers spend a lot of one-on-one time with students. The school follows the United Kingdom National Curriculum, which includes A-Level and GCSE programs. In addition to core math, science, and humanities classes, students study English, Mandarin, art, design and technology, drama, and more. The Rego schools in Tianjin and Shanghai are run by the same company as Beijing Rego British School. Perhaps one of the largest sources of community confusion lies around ACI, or the American Curriculum Institute. ACI is a faith-based American Advanced Placement (AP) curriculum. It became part of the Rego umbrella when the International Academy of Beijing (IAB) closed amid scandal last summer. IAB families and teachers looking for a place to go approached Rego looking for a new home. This means Rego is a two-program school: the British Rego program and the American ACI program (which has about 130 students). Students from both programs share resources and after-school programs, but not curricula. The Rego program is

on the first floor, ACI is on the third floor, and the second floor is split between the two programs. One of Rego’s happy parents is S.D. Muhammad, a diplomat at the Embassy of Nigeria. His two children, Rumaisa (age 7), and Hameedah (age 5) both attend Rego. He says both kids have “generally improved a lot, especially in mathematics, ICT, painting and spoken English.” When he and his family moved to Beijing, Muhammad investigated other schools, but realized that Rego was “the only one that met [his] expectations and requirements as a parent.” In fact, he recommended Rego to his colleague, and currently, the school has 14 students enrolled in the school whose parents work at the Nigerian Embassy. Current Head of School Regina Carrell, who has two young daughters at Rego and a younger son not yet in school, was hired as a math teacher in February 2012. Carrell stepped in as head of school when John Brewer, the former head of school, had to return to the UK for family reasons. While she is eager to see the school grow, she also wants to reach a balance where there are many students, but not too many, so they all receive individualized attention. That individualized attention is what Ross Wrigley says helped his son Stan, a Year 7 student, get back on track. “Rego tailors, listens and adjusts to suit each individual’s needs, not like the big schools who ‘cookie cut’ [their approach to] students.” For more information, contact

This article was modified from a post by Ellis Friedman titled, “Beijing Rego: A Small School Finding Its Foothold.” May 2013



Living Indulge

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Kristen Billings reveals a younger, more radiant self

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Billings wanted to add shape to her hair while retaining ease of maintenance. Salon Director Alex An opted for a graduated cut in the front and neater edges in the back. He then parted her hair to the side and blow-dried it inwards for a classic look.


An matched Billings’ natural dark blond to cover her graying roots, then added depth to hair color with light blond highlights using dye from Schwarzkopf.

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risten Billings is an old China hand. Formerly the Mommy Matters columnist for City Weekend Parents and Kids, this mom-of-two is currently a kindergarten and Grade 1 ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) teacher at the Western Academy of Beijing. Billings is also studying to be a librarian through online courses at the University of Washington. She hails from the curiously-named town of Truth and Consequences in New Mexico, US. Billings didn’t have it easy for either of her two pregnancies; she gave birth to her first child, Henry (now 5) at age 38 and her second, Esme (now 11 months) at age 43. Both times, she experienced hyperemesis gravidarum (or HG), a rare pregnancy disease marked by severe morning sickness. By the time she arrived at MyStudio in Jinsong, Billings hadn’t colored her hair in a year and was showing quite a bit of gray at the roots. She got a well-deserved break with Salon Director Alex An and Makeup Artist Hong Hao, who took her look from “blah” to beautiful over the course of an afternoon. Sijia Chen

MyStudio Daily 10am-8.30pm. Bldg 811, Zone 8, Jinsong, Chaoyang District (6771 4375, 137 0125 3148) 朝阳区劲松八区 811号楼


Makeup Artist Hong Hao evened out Billings’ skin tone by brushing on Chanel Teint Innocence liquid foundation in Cendré and setting it with MAC Blot Powder in Light. He combined eyeshadows from Bobbi Brown’s Nude Eye Palette and Chanel’s Les 4 Ombres to create soft, shimmery eyes. He defined them further with Chanel Jet Gold Duo Eyeliner Eyeshadow and Elizabeth Arden Color Intrigue Eyeliner in Onyx. Hong then brought out Billings’ long lashes with Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara in #10. Lastly, he brought a glow to her cheeks with MAC Blush Powder in Style and played up her bow lips with Yves Saint-Laurent Rouge Personnel Multi-Finish Lipstick in #4. May 2013



Dining Dining Out

The Cup that Cheers The English Tearoom suits families to a tee



beijingkids 2013International May Caroline Keogh (age 9, attends The Montessori School of Beijing) digs in to a lemon fondant

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Mon-Tue 8.30am-5pm, WedSun 8.30am-6.30pm. Within Creative Park, 1A Shunhuang Lu (behind Beidong Flower Market), Chaoyang District (8459 4407, 158 1099 8410) 英国茶房,朝阳区顺黄路甲1号 创意园内(北东花卉市场)

he English Tearoom knows kids. Both Co-Founder Jennie Grierson and Manager Steven Hirst are UK-qualified teachers who specialize in primary and secondary education respectively. Grierson is also a mom of two, which is reflected in all the restaurant’s carefully-designed family-friendly touches. These include a playroom with regularly rotated toys, low children’s tables, highchairs and booster seats, imported kids’ cutlery and bowls, children’s books, coloring pages, and a baby area with mats and bouncy chairs. The menu features an entire page of children’s dishes, such as Marmite soldiers (RMB 10/20), cheese on teddy toast (RMB 15/30), and hidden vegetable pasta (RMB 25/45). Parents and teens will also find plenty to love in The English Tearoom’s quintessential British offerings, including the towering shepherd’s pie (RMB 78), classic fish and chips (RMB 60/88), and breakfast plates (RMB 35-98). Grab a friend and indulge in the all-day afternoon tea (RMB 240) featuring an ever-changing selection of sandwiches, mini Scotch eggs, pastries, buttery scones with jam and cream, and a pot of tea. The English Tearoom offers teas from PG Tips, Twinings, and boutique label Teapigs. The restaurant can also host or cater birthday parties and private events, and regularly holds family-friendly activities. Sijia Chen

Dining Top 5 Places for …

Birthday Cakes Divina Cakes These divine cakes, which are all made with the best natural ingredients, are crafted according to Italian bakery tradition. There’s no lack of creativity with flavors such as the Mango and Chocolate Cake (RMB 230 for 18cm, 360 for 26cm) and the chocolate and hazelnut Gianduja cake (RMB 320-520). Spoil yourself with a cheesecake, fruit cake, bundt cake, or Ciambelloni (a classic Italian cake). Delivery is free within the Fifth Ring Road. Daily 9am-10pm. Gate 4, 7 Beitucheng Donglu, Chaoyang District (400 004 1128) 朝阳区北土城东路7号4门 Sweet Tooth Founded by Aussie Meilian Tan, Sweet Tooth uses only high quality imported ingredients to create their delicious made-to-order cakes. Satisfy your sugar cravings with a carrot cake (RMB 255 for a 9-inch cake) or the Pavlova Cake (RMB 243 for an 8-inch cake), an Australian specialty. The delivery fee is RMB 15 within Fourth Ring Road, including Wudaokou, with additional charges for addresses outside these areas. Mon-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat-Sun by appointment only. (150 1121 7173, Pantry’s Best 派悦坊 Founded by lifelong baker Mark Huetsch, Pantry’s Best is famous for its American pies, but also has a range of cakes in different sizes (6, 8, 10 or 12 inches). The cakes all contain fresh fruit, nuts and imported chocolate. Indulge in a rich chocolate cake (RMB 199-699) or the lighter banana cake (RMB 189-689). Delivery is free within Fifth Ring Road and Wudaokou. Daily 9am-9pm. Dongzhimenwai, Dongcheng District (5166 4464, 400 831 4159, 东城区东直门外 CC Sweets The handmade desserts at CC Sweets find a perfect balance between Eastern and Western tastes. A labor of love for founder Carol Chow, CC Sweets creates custom-designed cakes using sculpted frosting, special decorations, and the freshest ingredients. CC Sweets also designs dessert tables and has a selection of cakes for same-day or next-day delivery. Delivery costs RMB 30 and catering is also available for special occasions. Daily 9am-8pm. Rm 109, Tower 11, Central Park, Chaowai Dajie, Chaoyang District (6533 6973, 朝阳区朝外大街6号新城国际11号楼109号 The Fat Bunny Bakery At Ida Collin’s The Fat Bunny Bakery, it’s all about choice. In addition to size and number of layers, you choose the sponge (vanilla, dark chocolate, red velvet, or carrot cake), fillings (fruit jams, caramel, vanilla custard, and more), and frostings (classic cream cheese and buttercream frostings: caramel, strawberry, and dark chocolate). Cakes can be customized with lettering, flowers, fondant work, and colors. A medium cake with three layers (enough for 12 people) is RMB 450. Custom orders must be sent at least one week in advance. Delivery fees, which depend upon distance, start at RMB 20. (

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A Sweet Treat Baking brownies with The Westin Beijing Financial Street’s Executive Pastry Chef Frédéric Le Gac

Ingredients 配料

Chef Frédéric Le Gac serves Sanna Richard (age 8, attends MSB) a brownie slice beijingkids 2013 May


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1 cup dark chocolate pieces 1杯黑巧克力渣 1 cup butter 1杯黄油 3/4 cup sugar 3/4杯白砂糖 3 eggs 3只鸡蛋 2/3 cup cake flour 2/3杯面包粉 A pinch of baking powder 一小撮发酵粉 1/4 cup walnuts chopped 1/4杯切碎的核桃仁

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Melt the chocolate in a bain-marie. Once the chocolate melts, add the butter. (If you do not have a bain-marie, you can use a pan full of water with a pot in it. Pour the chocolate and butter in the pot.) Set aside the mixture once it’s melted. 把巧克力放入双层隔水炖锅 融化,一旦融化,加入黄 油。(如果你没有这种隔水 炖锅,可以用个平底锅,盛 满水,里面再放一个小锅, 巧克力和黄油放在这个小 锅里。)两个都融化后,放 在一旁。


2 Add in the sugar and whole eggs. Beat the mixture with a wooden spoon until you obtain a fluffy texture. 加入白糖和整只鸡蛋。用木 勺搅拌,直至质感蓬松。


4 Pour the mixture in a greased mold or non-stick bakeware. Bake at 180℃ for 30 to 40 minutes. Let it cool for 45 minutes, or if you can wait, until the morning. 把这些糊糊倒入抹过油的 模具或者不粘烤具。180℃ 烘培30至40分钟。冷却45 分钟,也可第二天早上享 用。

Add the flour and baking powder together. Add the walnuts. 加入面粉和发酵粉,加入 核桃仁。

Frédéric Le Gac is the executive pastry chef at The Westin Beijing Financial Street. This French native obtained his diploma in bakery’s craft and trade, pastry and confectionery while working as an apprentice from 1994 to 1998. He has over 18 years of experience, and has worked at leading luxury hotels in France, Egypt, the US, the Middle East, Norway, Belgium, and now Beijing. When not whipping up sweet confectionery, Chef Frédéric pursues his interests in music, travel and photography.

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When Reality Bites Preparing for a summer of insect bites by Ellis Friedman


ust when it’s time to wear warm-weather clothes like shorts and short-sleeved shirts, insects swoop in to nibble every inch of your exposed flesh. While Beijing’s mosquitoes are generally nothing more than a nuisance, if you and the family go traveling this summer, there’s a lot to consider about those pesky pests. Dr. Jean-Pierre Dhenin, a physician in the Family Medicine Department at Beijing United Family Hospital, and a dermatologist at Vista Medical Center spoke to us about how to deal with the constant itch from bites and how to ward off insect-borne diseases.




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Prevention Of course, no matter where you’ll be this summer, it’s a good idea to prevent mosquito bites before they occur. The most effective way to prevent bites from insects of any kind is to cover up: wear pants, long sleeves, and as Dr. Dhenin reminds, socks. Wear mosquito repellant and, if you’re in an area with persistent mosquitoes, sleep in an airconditioned room under a mosquito net.

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If you’re in Beijing this summer, mosquitoes are likely the only insects you’ll need to think about. There are no common mosquito-borne diseases here, so the most frequent complication doctors see in Beijing are infections from scratching too much. If this is the case, Dr. Dhenin says that infected bug bites require antibiotics, but even better: don’t scratch. Most kids find it impossible not to scratch, so Vista’s dermatologist recommends some traditional Chinese medicines to soothe the scratching. The first is qingliang you (清凉油), which is very similar to Tiger Balm; the other is fengyou jing (风油精). Both balms contain menthol, and fengyou jing can also be used as a mosquito repellant. Antihistamine creams are also effective itch-relievers, but if there’s a serious reaction to a bite, it may call for steroid cream. However, steroid cream should only be used for a short period. If you and your family are traveling this summer, either within China or in Southeast Asia, there are more precautions to consider. If you’re going to southern China, there is a small risk of contracting dengue fever, though dengue fever is much more present in Southeast Asia and Micronesia. You may also need to watch out for malaria, which is

present in rural parts of Anhui, Guizhou, Hainan, Henan, Hubei, and Yunnan. According to the US Center for Disease Control (CDC), some major river cruises pass through areas in Anhui and Hubei in which malaria is endemic. Like dengue, malaria is a larger concern when visiting Southeast Asian countries. If you’re worried about the risk of malaria when your family travels, head to the doctor first and see if he or she recommends anti-malarial medication. The other mosquito-borne illness that is prevalent in China is Japanese encephalitis (JE). While people are generally at a low risk of contracting JE in Asia, it is a severe virus that causes inflammation of the brain. JE is generally present in rural areas, especially areas where there are rice farms. Transmission of the disease generally peaks in summer and fall, though in tropical areas transmission can occur at any time of the year. Dr. Dhenin suggests that if you travel to Southeast Asia or visit rural areas of China, you should consider getting the JE vaccine, as the disease is endemic in the region. The vaccine is especially recommended if you’re doing outdoor activities like camping, hiking, or biking. If you’re traveling this summer, even to camp in rural areas of China, consult your doctor beforehand about any precaution or necessary vaccines.


No matter where you’ll be this summer, it’s a good idea to prevent mosquito bites before they occur

Dr. Dhenin recommends using repellants with DEET, a highly effective insect repellant created by the US army, to ward off mosquitoes if you’re in a tropical area with endemic malaria or other mosquito- or tick-borne illnesses. While DEET is effective, it is also very strong, and Vista’s dermatologist cautions that it can cause skin irritation. If you decide to use repellant with DEET, be careful not to use a repellant with a high concentration of DEET (Canada bans concentrations of over 30 percent). Don’t apply it over cuts, wounds, or skin irritations. Don’t use a lot of it, don’t spray it on in enclosed areas, and don’t put it on young children. Wash the clothing you wore while wearing DEET repellant before wearing it again. There are other natural repellants like citronella, a plant-based essential oil that Dr. Dhenin recommends instead of chemical repellants. Citronella can be used in soaps, candles, and even felt bracelets.

Scabies Vista’s dermatologist cautions that scabies is very common in China’s rural areas. This contagious skin condition is caused by tiny mites that burrow into the skin, causing intense itching. Contagion generally occurs in close quarters where there is direct skin-to-skin contact. Dogs and cats that have scabies are infected by different mites than humans, so if canine or feline mites land on your skin, you will most likely only get a mild itch that subsides without medication. Scabies is very itchy, tends to get worse at night, and will only progress as the weeks go by. Vista’s dermatologist treats scabies with a sulfate lotion. The most important things to take into account with insect bites are to be aware of insect-borne illnesses wherever you’re traveling. And no matter where you are, if you have a bite, don’t scratch it!

Ticks Dr. Dhenin says that while they do see tick bites, he doesn’t see them very often, and even better, he’s never heard of Lyme disease in China. He says this is more prevalent in the US and Western Europe, though there is tick-borne encephalitis in China closer to Siberia. If you get a tick bite, it’s important to remove the tick. You can do this yourself, but it should be done carefully with tweezers, not a match, says Dr. Dhenin. When removing a tick, it’s essential to take care not to cut the tick’s body or leave its head under the skin.

Fleas Again, flea bites do happen, but generally result in nothing more than irritation or infection from scratching. While there are flea-borne illnesses, they are generally rare. Keep yourself, your kids, and your pets away from stray animals that may carry fleas.

Resources Beijing United Family Hospital 北京和睦家医院 Mon-Sat 8.30am-5.30pm, 24-hour emergency care. 2 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District (5927 7000, 5927 7120 ER) 朝阳区将台 路2号 Vista Medical Center 维世达诊所 Daily 24hrs. 3/F, Kerry Center, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District (8529 6618, 朝阳区 光华路1号嘉里中心3层

May 2013



Health The Natural Path

Three Super-Important Foods


y work follows me home, but in a good way. Being a naturopathic doctor (ND), my cupboards are filled with natural remedies and supplements that I use on myself and my family. From my point of view the most important medicine of all is our food. Listed below are three foods (though many more could have made the list) that I use as medicine in Beijing and can’t live without. Extra Virgin Coconut oil I’ve always loved coconut oil. I’ve used it to keep my baby’s skin hydrated in the dry winters of Beijing, and to keep my hair from becoming strawlike and brittle. I’ve also used it in cooking. It tastes delicious! Some say coconut oil isn’t good for you because it’s a saturated fat (which means it turns solid at room temperature). Actually, the problem lies with saturated animal fats. Coconut oil contains Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA’s) which are very easily digested, provide quick energy and have powerful antimicrobial properties. When Darren Moore, founder of Essex County Naturals, told me he used coconut oil at the first sign of a sore throat to completely halt a cold, I knew I had to try it. Sure enough, coconut oil worked like a charm! Since then, I have always kept some on hand.

Plain Natural “Live” Yogurt Our digestive tracts contain a long list of organisms both good and bad. Normally the good guys outweigh the bad guys, and help us by breaking down food, providing us with beneficial nutrients and supporting our immune system. In Beijing, digestive troubles are relatively common, especially in the summer. Whenever we find ourselves running to the toilet, we lose a lot of good bacteria in the process. Natural yogurt and kefir (another fermented milk product) are filled with helpful bacteria that benefit our system. For those who don’t want to eat dairy products every day, probiotic supplements are available. If you cannot tolerate dairy, dairy-free versions are available overseas. Broccoli Humble broccoli makes the list. Why? Broccoli is a powerful medicine in a convenient little package. Broccoli helps the liver process chemicals, and that’s a good thing because we’re exposed to a barrage of them on a daily basis. Broccoli helps enzymes remove some of the contaminants in the air that end up in our bloodstream. Broccoli helps our body release toxins such as pesticides. Broccoli is high in vitamin C, an important antioxidant to help counteract air pollution. It also contains sulforaphane, a cancer fighting compound which can help prevent cancer of the digestive tract, lungs and prostate. Raw broccoli is even more powerful and can be juiced as well. Another bonus is that it’s easy to find in Beijing. At home, we eat it at least two to three times a week.

Got a question? Melissa Rodriguez is a mom of two, a naturopath and a wellness consultant living in Beijing with her family. Check out her website at



2013 May

Health The Doc Is In


Summer Camp Prep

ummer can be a wonderfully enriching experience; I still fondly recall my summertime weeks at Boy Scout camp. Most kids will have a wonderful time, but parents should be aware of the potential health issues at camp, which the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has just addressed in “Creating Healthy Camp Experiences” ( One area that the article stresses is the importance of exercise and diet. At summer camp, kids may be too busy munching away on hot dogs and soda. While it’s hard to resist such summer traditions, I agree with AAP’s recommendation of severely limiting or not selling sodas or sweetened drinks at summer camps. Having these drinks in schools has definitely contributed to a worldwide increase in childhood obesity and diabetes. The AAP article also recommends at least 30 minutes of exercise a day, so it’s important for parents to review their camp’s activity list. Another crucial issue is first aid and safety. Parents should review the camp’s preparedness for such events. Is there a first aid station? Is the staff trained in CPR, especially the ones overseeing the swimming pool? Can they react appropriately if a child has an asthma attack, or gets a serious reaction from a bee sting? Fortunately, such serious events are rare, and the more common problems are minor injuries from outdoor activities, or infectious disease outbreaks. In such close quarters, it is common to have outbreaks of the common cold and stomach infections. Skin rashes can be very annoying, especially lice or scabies outbreaks, and common bacterial infections such as impetigo. There’s also the unfortunate worldwide rise of antibioticresistant staphylococcus bacteria (otherwise known as MRSA), which can cause skin abscesses. So what’s the best way to avoid these common but annoying humanto-human diseases? Simple hand washing! Another excellent solution is to have alcohol gel bottles stationed all over camp, and encouraging kids to use them often. Also, a bit of education on proper sneezing and coughing (covering your mouth, or sneezing into your elbow, for example) can help cut down the spreading of germs. Other major issues at camp are more psychological, such as homesickness and bullying. A child’s homesickness can be quite strong, so it is important for the camp staff to be well-educated on this topic. It’s also crucial for parents to slowly prepare an anxious child for their first camping trip. Giving them a major say in choosing a camp can help. Also, avoid making “pick-up” arrangements for leaving early, so as not to undermine your child’s confidence and independent thinking. Bullying, whether at camp or in school, is often an overlooked problem, and new studies show long-lasting harm in such abuse. Bullying should not be tolerated, and your camp should have a zero-tolerance policy. Summer camps can have valuable long-term effects on your child’s self esteem, values, leadership skills and willingness to try new things. Follow these basic health tips, and your child will have memories to last a lifetime.

Need more info? Dr. Richard Saint Cyr is a family doctor at Beijing United Family Hospital, and the director of clinical marketing and communications. He runs the blog

May 2013



Playing What's Fun In

Gulou Get your fill on two wheels of Beijing’s historic district text and photo by Ellis Friedman


ith all the cars and scooters on the road, it sometimes seems bicycles in Beijing have gone the way of the floppy disk. But when you’re looking for a different sort of family day out, there’s no better way to see Beijing’s old-style neighborhoods than on two wheels. So pump up your tires, fasten your helmets, and peddle around the Gulou area. It will be a big biking adventure if you’re pedaling all the way to Gulou. Depending on your pace, you can reach the Zhangzizhong Lu subway station in under 30 minutes from Sanlitun, and within an hour from CBD. From Zhangzizhong Lu metro station, ride west on Di’anmen Dongdajie. The first place to investigate is a neat little area called the Tonghuihe Yuhe Ruins. These are not ruins at all, but rather a peaceful spot with a small canal and newly-built, traditional-looking houses. Originally constructed during the Yuan Dynasty in 1291, this section once served as the north section of the biggest grand canal. It’s a pretty small area, but if you want to rest your legs, this is a picturesque spot to do just that.



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What's Fun In Playing Jump back your bikes and head out for which in a hutong off of Nanluogu Xiang. Get some food. The surrounding hutongs have an there by heading east on Gulou Dongdajie, abundance of delicious food. A few highlights then turn right and head south on Jiaodaokou include Yunnan food at Dali Renjia, a taste Nandajie. Make a right on Dongmianhua of the Caribbean at Jamaica Me Crazy, Hutong, then make another right on a small or delicious dumplings at the ever-bustling alley called Jiaodaokou Nanqitiao. In addition Xianlaoman. to being a theater at which Beijing Improv frequently plays, Penghao has a delicious resDali Renjia is the closest, and boasts a taurant and cafe with plenty of comfy seating, comfy rooftop dining area. To get there from international food, and baked goods. Check the Bell Tower, ride a bit north of the tower, beforehand to see if there will be any shows then turn right onto Doufuchi Hutong at the on the day of your Gulou outing. supermarket where the road ends. Turn right on Baochao Hutong and Dali Renjia will be Now that you’re good and saddle sore, bike on your left. You’ll have plenty of options to yourself home and collapse on the couch. A refuel, as the menu is extensive. bonus from your day of exertion: everyone will surely get a great night’s sleep. Now is the ideal time to take your bike and meander through all the hutongs, which are full of small shops. To the south, just across Tonghuihe Yuhe Ruins Gulou Dongdajie, is the ever-popular Nanluogu 通惠河玉河遗址 Xiang, but stay on the north side of Gulou 24 hrs. Di’anmen Jie (near Ping’an DaDongdajie if you want to avoid the crowds and jie), Dongcheng District 东城区地安门大 check out Beiluogu Xiang instead. 街(近平安大街) Next, head west on Gulou Dongdajie, past the Drum Tower and onto Gulou Xidajie. Take Drum and Bell Towers your first right onto Jiugulou Dajie, which has 9am-5pm. RMB 30 (through ticket to more cool shops and restaurants. This is your both drum and bell towers). (8402 7870) chance to introduce your children to music from 钟楼湾临字9号 before the digital era. Indie Music, a nifty, slightly hipster music store sells a few vinyl Dali Renjia 大理人家 records and tons of CDs by Chinese and interDaily 10.30am-11pm. 80 Baochao national artists from the past few decades. Hutong (100m north of Gulou DongdaEAST Fresh Flowers. Just next doorDATUNLU is Clown ྭ৙ဇ WANGJING XI jie), Dongcheng District (158 1039 2366) OLYMPIC GREEN Fill your bike basket with a bouquet of stems, 东城区东城区宝钞胡同80号(鼓楼东大 or just get a laugh from the clowns doing 街往北走100米) magic tricks outside the store. If you’re looking to relax for a bit before Jamaica Me Crazy heading home, head to Penghao Theatre, OLYMPIC CENTER Tue-Sun 10am-10pm. 1 Cheniandian HUIXINXIJIE BEIKOU Hutong, Andingmen Neidajie, Dongcheng District (6592 1254) 东城区安定门内大 BEITUCHENG 街车辇店胡同 SHAOYAOJU

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Once you jump back on the bike, keep heading west on Di’anmen Dongdajie. At the next large intersection, about 150m later, turn right on Di’anmen Waidajie. Enjoy the historic view as you pass Houhai on your left and approach the Drum Tower head-on. When the road hits the Drum Tower and splits, head left and make your first right on the small street that circles to the back of the Drum Tower. It may seem a bit touristy to long-time Beijingers, but one might be surprised at how many Beijingers haven’t actually ascended the Drum and Bell Towers. Take advantage of your geographical location and get ready for one of the greatest views in the city. Both towers feature a short flight of very steep stairs. While strollers won’t cut it, toddlers can make it with a parent’s help and older kids shouldn’t have a problem. At the top of the Drum Tower, there are numerous drums and drum performances at various times throughout the day. Once upon a time, these drums (and the bells in the other tower) were used to mark time; in fact, they operated as China’s official clock until 1924. Atop the Drum Tower, you’ll get great views in every direction except the north (which is closed to the public). Jingshan Park is to the south, Beihai Park’s white pagoda to the southwest, and some mountains to the west. Inside the tower, drums are on display with a few small things like incense twisted into funky shapes. The next stop is the Bell Tower, which is the brick tower directly north of the Drum Tower. It’s not quite as high, but you’ll get a ኾ!ႎ!ୟ great view of a large bell, the Drum Tower WUDAOKOU and the CBD skyline.



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Playing Family Travels

Fun in the sun for this young family of four at Kuta Beach

All in the Family

The Smiths take an inter-generational trip to Indonesia The Travelers Wesley and Kasha Smith, their two daughters Berkley (age 3) and Parrish (age 1), and Kasha’s parents Ken and Sue Krupansky.

The Plan

The Cost Flights cost RMB 41,000 for four adults and one child (Parrish flew for free). Accommodations cost RMB 7,000 for eight nights in a threebedroom villa with a private pool and transport to and from the airport. We also rented a car as needed for RMB 20 an hour. The dolphins, waterfalls, and hot springs tour cost RMB 300 per person, as did the snorkeling, islands, and temple tour. Admission to the Bird and Reptile



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The Best Part Having a private pool was perfect. With two toddlers, it’s always difficult to travel to the beach or in the car for too long. The kids could nap and we could still lounge by the pool. There was a shallow end in which our 3-year-old could touch the bottom. The pool was also surrounded by grass, which was a luxury after living in Beijing for six years. The yard was big enough to run around in and the kids had a great time!

The Worst Part The worst part was driving anywhere. Traffic in Malaysia is slow. We could make it to the beach on our bicycles in 20 minutes, but it took 35 minutes by car. Also, there tend to be many peddlers on the more popular beaches. When we were at Kuta Beach, sellers approached us every two minutes. Seminyak Beach and Legion Beach were nicer.

photos: courtesy of the smith family

We stayed in Bali, Indonesia over the Chinese New Year holiday (February 9-17), flying from Beijing via Kuala Lumpur. We arranged our flights through our travel agent, Vanessa Han ( We found activity ideas in brochures at the airport, which the villa staff then helped arrange for us. We booked the villa online (baliasihvilla. com). We received a 50 percent discount through our timeshare company (Royal Resorts), because they have an agreement with Karma Resorts, which Bali Asih Villa is part of.

Park was RMB 50 per person. Bicycle rentals cost RMB 60 per day. We didn’t do much shopping, but prices in Bali were comparable to Beijing’s (a bit cheaper if you avoid touristy areas). For example, most clothing was under RMB 50 and a full body massage cost RMB 50 for one hour; RMB 300 would get you a new wardrobe and enough gifts for people back home. In total, we spent about RMB 53,000 for the entire vacation.

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Playing with Grandpa on the beach

“Polly want a cracker?” asks 3-year-old Berkley

An Unexpected Moment The bird park was hands-on, so our 3-year-old let birds to sit on her arm and was able to pick up lizards and iguanas.

Family-Friendly Features Our villa was off the beaten path, so we were surrounded by cows, chickens, and rice fields. Our daughters enjoyed feeding the cows each day. Staff members arranged drivers with a big car to accommodate all six of us. The villa was also equipped with a kitchen, two portable cots with mosquito nets attached (there were barely any mosquitoes though), and two high chairs. The Bird Park was wonderful; the restaurant there had a play area for children. We didn’t visit other attractions for children, but we also saw a zoo, safari, and indoor playground while we were there. We found a great ayi to babysit a few times so that we could enjoy a meal or go to the beach without dragging the toddlers out! One of the villa’s staff members, Nyoman, cooked a BBQ dinner for us one night. The staff also cooked breakfast and brought it to our villa every morning; we could order what we wanted, complete with fresh juice!

Picturesque Gitgit Waterfall

Travel Tips • February is rainy season, but we only saw one hour of rain during our entire stay. It was around 30°C the whole time; it never got cool even at night, but it wasn’t muggy or unpleasant. Pack light clothing. • The visa on arrival could be paid in cash or credit card. They cost USD 25 per person. • Don’t drink the tap water. The kids were caught up on their vaccines, so we didn’t have to take any special precautions for the trip. • Get together with another family and rent out a villa. We have done it twice now and it’s the way to travel with children. It also ends up being cheaper than most hotels because you are sharing the cost. • We got all our laundry done the day before leaving Bali, so we packed only clean, fresh-smelling clothes into our suitcases. It made the unpacking a little less stressful when we got back to Beijing. • There is a fee to leave the airport, so keep some money aside! We didn’t know this and had to exchange money at the airport. It costs IDR 150,000 or about RMB 96 per person (we didn’t have to pay for Parrish).

May 2013



Playing Family Travels

Wang Wei’s high-flying birthday surprise

No Place like Home The Cheng-Wei family rediscovers their roots in Australia The Travelers

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The Plan Over the past October holidays, we traveled to Perth and Melbourne in Australia. Our son had never been to Australia despite being an Aussie citizen. For our daughter (who was born in Australia), it was high time to visit Grandma and Grandpa, who live in Melbourne and Perth respectively. We were based in Shanghai at the time, so we took the train to Hangzhou and flew to Perth. Then, we flew from Perth to Melbourne and from Melbourne back to Shanghai. We booked everything ourselves online after doing research on Aussie family forums



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The flights cost around RMB 15,000 in total for two adults, one child, and one infant. That includes the AirAsia flight from Hangzhou to Perth (via Kuala Lumpur), the Jetstar flight from Perth to Melbourne, and the China Eastern flight from Melbourne to Shanghai. (Editor’s note: At the time of print, the total price for roundtrip flights with Qantas between Beijing and Melbourne for two adults, one child, and one infant during the upcoming October holiday cost around RMB 32,000.) For accommodations, we only spent RMB 550 at the Hangzhou Renaissance for one night; we stayed with family the rest of the time.

photos: courtesy of the cheng-wei family

Mom Cheng Lei, dad Wang Wei, their daughter Ava Wang (age 3.5) and their son Alex Wang (age 1).

Family Travels Playing On shopping, we spent about RMB 5,000, which includes clothes and food to bring back to China.

The Best Part As parents, we enjoyed a respite from the “child-kidnapper” reflex caused by living in China for too long. Our eyes brightened at the blue skies and endless sunshine of Perth, our moods were lifted by seeing whales frolic 2km from the beach, and our appetites were whetted by fresh, delicious food that didn’t require us to question its safety. We felt pampered. After the fastidious planning that is required when going out in China, you could forget your nappy bag in Australia and still do well. There are kid-friendly amenities everywhere, from the parents’ room at the mall that comes with a toddler playground (complete with toys and Wiggles on TV), purified water, a microwave oven and wet wipes. There was also an abundance of new, clean, creative playgrounds that kept the kids entertained for hours while we carried on adult conversations: a long-forgotten pleasure. As for sightseeing, the best part was watching my kids’ faces upon seeing wildlife up close. Ava got to milk a cow, I learned to crack a whip, and Alex tried to taste kangaroo poo.

The Worst Part I would never fly on a low-cost airline with kids again (AirAsia); much of the fun in traveling is negated by the hardship. We opted to pay for a lounge at the Kuala Lumpur budget terminal, but it felt cheap and nasty.

Ava, soaking up the sun

An Unexpected Moment I (Cheng Lei) decided to get a stunt plane flight as a birthday surprise for my husband. My young son did not stay on the stomach-churning flight, but he had fun getting in the plane. For my husband – an adrenaline junkie – the gorgeous weather and utter exhilaration of aerobatic flying made it a memorable birthday. Not throwing up was an added bonus.

Family-Friendly Features To say that Australia is family-friendly is an understatement. To give an example, even small supermarkets had trolleys with double baby seats. Local parks seem to go all out to make parents’ jobs easier. We loved Salt Restaurant in Perth, not only because of the yummy food, but also because it had a kids’ playground and handed out activity packs when you joined their kids’ club. Plus, it’s right on the beach. Caversham Wildlife Park is another worthwhile attraction. It offers ample opportunities to pat and feed the animals, whether it’s the hordes of kangaroos splayed out on the ground, the meek rabbits, rotund wombats, or even the glassy-eyed koalas drunk on eucalyptus leaves. Also, King’s Park in Perth has a brilliant kids’ section with life-sized dinosaur sculptures and spacious wooden climbing areas. Large, safe, and pleasing to look at; what more do mums and dads want? (But watch out, magpies may steal your picnic!)

Ava (age 3.5) and Alex (age 1) make friends with a native Australian

Travel Tips • Australia is all about the freedom to do as much or as little you like – the perfect antidote to China stress. With kids, you can be lazy and plan nothing. Just stroll to the nearest playground, gorge on fabulous fresh food everywhere, hit the mall – and never have to worry about bringing your own toilet tissue. • Springtime in Perth is dry, warm, and sunny. Hats and sunglasses are needed almost year-round. It was mostly fine in Melbourne, but you should always pack warmer clothes just in case.

The grass is greener in Australia

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I Want to Be a Dentist Dr. David Lee puts his money where his mouth is photos by VivaXiao Photography Studio


r. David Lee is a man of many talents. Born in Taiwan and raised in the US, he speaks “six or seven” languages, plays several musical instruments, and was the first American dentist to obtain a license to practice in China. Currently the chairman of OASIS International Hospital’s dental department, Dr. Lee graduated from the University of Maryland in 1995 and practiced in Maryland, Virginia, and California over the following 10 years. His specialties include implants and pediatric dentistry. Recently, he took time out of his busy practice to answer questions from Year 6 students at Dulwich College Beijing. Sijia Chen



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When I Grow Up Learning James Craig, 10, UK Have you ever had your fingers bitten? Yes, I think all doctors have at some point or another gotten their fingers bitten by a patient. Michael Romero, 11, Philippines Is there anything you don’t like about being a dentist? Yes, of course. When I have to pull out a tooth that someone waited until the last minute to treat, they won’t have that tooth for the rest of their life. That’s sad for me. Santiago Wamp Blanco, 10, Brazil Is it sometimes boring to be a dentist? No. I’m still challenging myself, even after 20-30 years of practice. I can even prevent you from getting braces! Leona Williams, 11, US/Scotland Do you tell people that they have to floss? Yes, I tell everyone: “Floss and brush the teeth that you want to keep.”

Leon Bruder, 10, Germany Do you get annoyed telling people the same things over and over again? Yes! I’m like broken record: “Brush your teeth, brush your teeth, brush your teeth.”

Alasdair McDouall, 10, UK What’s the worst thing that happened to someone’s teeth? Asides from a tooth extraction? Not very much. However, many people – especially in China – think that you lose your teeth when you get old. This is wrong; if you take care of your teeth, they will last a long time. Charlie Shum, 10, Hong Kong How long do you rest between appointments? It depends. My record was

29 patients in one day. Sometimes I have no patients; I teach and do other stuff. Justin Lock, 10, Singapore What do you do in your free time? I take doctors to [disaster zones], orphanages, and the countryside to help kids. Song Ern Kim, 10, South Korea How many years do you have to study to be a dentist? Not only do you have to study for a long time, you must also have lots of experience. In high school, you should volunteer at a clinic or hospital [if you’re interested in healthcare]. Erica Dudek, 11, Australia Is it really difficult to be a dentist? Yes, because you have to study eight years in Canada and the US to be called “Doctor.” My wife thinks I’m a geek. Elenya Chuan, 10, Singapore What was the hardest job you had to do on a tooth? In the mountains of Honduras, there was a beautiful 14-year-old girl with two decayed front teeth. I cried that night, because I could’ve fixed them easily if she was in Beijing or London. But because there was no electricity, I had to pull them out. Diego Colin, 11, Mexico Do you feel very proud of saving people’s teeth? Of course I do, because I give people their health back. Elysha Suhandinata, 11, Indonesia What do you love about being a dentist? I don’t like people talking back to me [chuckles]. Also, dentists make good money! Marjorie Yang, 10, Canada/China What’s the best thing about being a dentist? I help people every day get rid of their misery and pain; I have the best job in the whole world!

Alexandra Pillsbury, 11, Canada What inspired you to be a dentist? I can work anywhere in the whole world: a jungle in Honduras, a small island in the South Pacific, even in prison! Murderers get toothaches too.

Christine Ren, 10, China Did your parents encourage you to be a dentist? No, I’m the first dentist in my family.

Stella Ko Won, 11, South Korea When you were young, did you want to be a dentist? I wanted to be a doctor, but I wasn’t as smart as you guys [laughs]. Rena Zhang, 10, China If you weren’t a dentist, what would you be? I could be a translator because I speak so many languages or a musician because I can play so many instruments. But I’m sorry to say, dentists top them all.

Ella Jones, 11, UK/US What’s the difference between doctors and dentists? Many doctors get calls in the middle of the night because of emergencies, but I don’t. Most dental situations are not life-threatening.

Jamie Li, 11, Hong Kong Do you encourage people to believe in the tooth fairy? I neither encourage nor discourage, but try to make people relax in my clinic by making jokes.

Thomas Kweon, 11, South Korea When children are afraid to open their mouths, what do you tell them? A doctor’s sincerity must come from their heart, not their mouth, because children can tell. You have to let the patient know “I want to help you,” then lead them to the next step. May 2013



Learning Blank Canvas

Students from

Prestige Education Centre fill May’s Blank Canvas



Chelsea Huang, 10, UK

Cindy Tan, 8, China

Claire Lim, 9, Singapore

Jack Yu, 6, China

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Elaine Dong, 7, China

Ella Feng, 11, China

Lisa Zhang, 5, China

Matthew Yang, 7, US

Jojo Zhang, 7, China

Simon Huang, 8, UK May 2013



Clockwise from top: Jiexi Zhao, China, 15 years old, has lived in Beijing for 15 years Vishagya Saxena, India, 15 years old, has lived in Beijing for six months Marlena Gailis, Latvia, 15 years old, has lived in Beijing for 9 months Sophia Fang, US, 16 years old, has lived in Beijing for four years

For Richer or Poorer BISS students on the nuances of money, or the lack of it



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oney: some have it, many don’t. It’s one of the touchiest subjects in politics and relationships alike, but almost everyone would like to have more of it. The world’s rich-poor gap has grown ever-bigger, which means funding social infrastructure – and who will provide that funding – isn’t a simple problem anymore. We spoke to four students at Beijing BISS International School for their thoughts on the rich, the poor, and what’s fair. Ellis Friedman

The Roundtable Learning What are your thoughts about people on the street asking for money? Vishagya: They’re doing it for money or for their livelihood. Sophia: Because China’s such a fast-growing economy, the gap is going to grow between the poor and rich classes. It’s inevitable that there are going to be people that get the shorter end of the stick. Marlena: There will always be people asking for money; there’s nothing you can do about it.

Do you feel differently about musicians who play music and people who just ask for money? Jiexi: Yes. They’re giving something and you give them money as payment. There are people who are professional beggars, and they can earn millions of RMB each year. Marlena: I think musicians aren’t really asking for money, it’s more of a donation; you’re basically thanking them for what they’re doing.

Do you ever give money to people on the street? Marlena: Not really on the street. I don’t see a lot of the locals giving money. Jiexi: There’s a rule that in the subway that you can’t give beggars money; it’s illegal. It’s [posted] on the subway [walls]. Sophia: When I first came to China, I gave money to a beggar. I was with my friend, who only had hundreds. After I gave money, the beggar started hassling my friend, holding onto him and not letting go until he gave him money too. Ever since then, I’ve never given money. Vishagya: I don’t give money to beggars, because in India there are child beggars. [Dealers] steal children and force them to earn money by going on the roads to beg. The money goes to the dealers.

If you had to choose one way, what is the best way (food, money, clothes) to help impoverished people? Marlena: Most of the time, that money goes to alcohol, drugs or cigarettes, so I think that maybe food and clothing are the most important. Vishagya: There are some kids who don’t want food or education; they don’t want anything but money. Jiexi: I think the best way is to give them a job, as a worker or cleaner, so they can make money to get food, and pay their taxes. Sophia: I don’t believe we should be giving food and clothing, because then they’ll have less motivation to join the workforce. I think the best way is [through] a re-education program, halfway houses or something like that.

Should wealthier people pay higher taxes? Jiexi: The more you earn, the more you pay. Vishagya: India is a democratic country. Everyone is equal before the law, so it’s not about rich men and poor men; they all have to give taxes. Sophia: I do believe in percentage taxes, but I don’t believe the richer should be taxed significantly more, because they’re the job creators and there needs to be a reward for contributing.

How should governments support the poor or unemployed? Sophia: I think they should spend more money providing scholarships to public colleges or creating schooling for the impoverished.

“Everyone should be earning their own money and supporting their own family” Marlena: Giving education, helping them get a job, giving them an education about how you can get a job, or what questions someone might be asking you in a job interview.

What do you think about welfare or unemployment payments? Sophia: It’s a good thing to motivate people to get back into the labor force by cutting back on unemployment benefits. It gives them more incentive to work. Jiexi: I don’t think it’s possible for China; there are too many people. Vishagya: In Qatar and Dubai, they give money to people, and they don’t take taxes. But in countries like China and India, there are so many people, [so] it’s not easy to give money to everyone. In the end, there are so many scams, and the officials will keep the money. Marlena: I think it depends on the country’s population. Latvia is a small country, so it’s not that hard for the government to give welfare.

Should wealthy people be obligated to donate money to charity? Sophia: No. If wealthy people had to give back their wealth to the poor, it would defeat the whole purpose of people working. Vishagya: If rich people give money to beggars or poor people, there will be no difference between them and the rich. Marlena: I don’t think they’re obligated at all. They’re earning their money; everyone should be earning their own money and supporting their own family. Sophia: They have to take it as their own moral duty to ease their own conscience. Jiexi: I agree, but we can find a way. For example, through taxes. With a salary above RMB 600,000 per month, you can donate a percent of taxes to the government, and then the government will donate to the poor.

Should wealthier nations be obligated to give aid to poorer nations? Marlena: If [the richer country is] willing and has the resources, then they can help. But it’s not something they have to do. Jiexi: A lot of poor countries don’t have electricity and technology, so we can trade money for the resources still [available] in those countries. Sophia: I believe that international trade is the best way to help impoverished countries. But in Africa they’re making less money for exports because they’re only exporting raw materials. So if other countries invested money in building factories or formed companies in those countries to [produce these] products, the economies would be stimulated. Vishagya: If one country faces a natural calamity and another country wants to give money, then that would be fair.

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Parenting Beijing Baba

Things that Go Peng in Broad Daylight In Beijing, anything can happen by Gareth Jones




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or “car”ma (sorry, I couldn’t resist!) was clearly running on empty at the time, as my team duly lost as well. The second time left me full of mirth, however. I was in a taxi at a traffic light, the driver telling me how bad all of the other drivers in the city are. Suddenly we both offered a semi-violent, simultaneous nod as a vehicle thudded into the back of the cab. As fast as you can say, “Ni neng kaiche ma?” my driver had propelled himself out of his chair, ready to throw himself at our unwitting assailant. I sheepishly removed my seatbelt, thinking I’d better at least pretend to attempt to stop the beating that was bound to ensue. Upon opening the taxi door however, I saw a scene of total confusion. My driver’s face was frozen: anger, fear and puzzlement, his body not knowing whether to fight, flight or get back in his car and pretend that nothing had happened. An overzealous child, who I can only guess had stolen his father’s uniform and the keys to his vehicle, was sitting behind the wheel of a police car, with an almost identical expression on his face. For all I know, they may still be there now, surrounded by onlookers waiting for one of them to make the first move.

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s an IB teacher, I am encouraged to encourage students to take risks, this quality being part of the IB Learner Profile. My students are lucky. Each taxi ride or attempt to squeeze onto a bus in Beijing offers them an opportunity to apply this in real life, a key characteristic for any youngster getting ready to make their way in the world. For you see, while it is the case that accidents do happen, it’s also the case that in some places they happen more than in others. Teachers are all too aware that when something goes wrong, education is often the first to be placed under the magnifying glass of society’s scrutiny, so it is here that we will start. Now, I don’t have the courage to drive in our host city, but a good friend of mine who works in marketing does. On his Beijing driving test, one of the multiple-choice answers was “beep your horn and drive on,” in response to a situation where the driver notices a man walking down the street, “whose brain is coming out of his head.” On a recent family holiday in Huidong, Guangdong province, I had brief hopes that an even more shocking form of education might do the trick. Placed around 10m in the air, on a gargoyle pedestal at the exit of a service station, were the remains of one half of a hideous car wreck. Underneath were memorable characters warning of the dangers of playing Justin Bieber songs while driving – or something to that effect. Unfortunately, these prophetic words were not heeded and our journey, which should have lasted three hours, took eight. The traffic grinded to a standstill as a result of various things going peng (bump) in broad daylight. In my time in Beijing, I’ve been involved in two collisions of contrasting fortunes. The first was on my way to watch my hometown football team playing in the most important game in their history. My karma

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Karen, The Indispensable Assistant It’s not easy choosing a voice for your GPS by Jennifer Ambrose

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oving to Changping from Shenzhen four years ago was a big transition for us. One change that helped us adjust was my husband Randy’s personal access to a car. In Shenzhen, we managed with buses and taxicabs, but we were seldom free to explore the region independently. Wanting to take full advantage of having a vehicle at our disposal, Randy pursued his Chinese driver’s license as soon as we were settled. At last, we could gallivant as we wished, discovering Beijing and beyond. That is, if we could only figure out where to go and how to get there. We were comfortable with the immediate area, such as the Ming Tombs and Badaling, but venturing further than that was daunting. On a trip to the States after our relocation, Randy bought a GPS that happened to be programmed with Chinese maps produced in the lead-up to the Olympics. Unlike the Chinese brands at the time, this GPS unit offered English-language instructions that read the street names in Chinese. We couldn’t wait to try it once we got back to Beijing. As we started using our GPS back in China, our excitement was tempered by something unexpected. I could not stand the voice of our GPS. Randy chose “Jill, American Woman,” but I found the voice absolutely grating. She barked directions with a bossy, belittling intonation. After missing a turn, the unit launched into the standard GPS announcement, “Re-calculating.” I could sense scorn. We would need a voice to talk us through some downright stressful navigation, and Jill was less than ideal. We tested other stock voices on the unit. “Jack, American Man” had nearly the same effect on my husband as Jill had on me. The

Chinese voice talked faster that we could comprehend. At one point, I thought we could at least be amused by “Karen, Australian Woman.” I joked: Perhaps she would say, “No worries, mate” when we made a wrong turn. What started out as a joke ended up being the solution. Karen never uttered, “No worries,” or addressed us as “mate,” and her voice was not at all off-putting. Neither Randy nor I had any miserable associations with her inflections. The blow of “re-calculating” was softer in Karen’s voice. Once we started referring to the GPS by the name, “Karen,” and using the pronoun “she” instead of “it,” it was clear we had not only settled on an agreeable set-up, but we felt we had an actual assistant in the car. For us, Karen is more like an employee than a talking computer. When giving us directions, she is all business and respectful in tone, yet firm in her planned routes. We still hope that a future software update will include “no worries” or some other Australian colloquialisms. In the meantime, we know we wouldn’t want to manage without her. Jennifer Ambrose hails from Western Pennsylvania and misses it terribly. She still maintains an intense devotion to the Pittsburgh Steelers. She has lived in China since 2006 and is currently an at-home mother. With her husband Randy and children Myles and Brigid, she resides outside the Sixth Ring Road in Changping, northwest of Beijing. Her blog can be found at

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Beijing Survival 101 photo by VivaXiao Photography Studio


ne might describe living in a Beijing as a test of our survival skills. Upon arrival, many of us are without Mandarin skills and any insider’s knowledge of the city. It’s tough to get a taxi to take you to your destination, it’s hard to find domestic help to suit your household needs, and it’s daunting to find medical or legal help in a foreign country. This month, we provide you with a guide on handling unexpected disasters, and finding the perfect helping hand – otherwise known as ayi.


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Worst-Case Scenario Expecting the unexpected in Beijing by Sijia Chen


uffering from diabetes? There’s a support group for that. Need breastfeeding advice? There’s a group for that too. Looking to adopt a child? Several organizations can help. But when it comes to break-ins, traffic accidents, and other emergencies, most expats have no idea what to do. Part of this ignorance stems from an unwillingness to believe that these things can actually happen to you. And yet, it’s especially important for families to be informed, since kids are involved. To make sure you’re not caught unaware, we put together a primer on dealing with difficult situations in Beijing.

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Feature Break-Ins Of all the things that can happen while living abroad, break-ins are some of the most personal. The idea of someone gaining access to your home, rifling through your belongings, and making off with prized – or even priceless – possessions can be an emotional shock and may make it difficult to feel safe again. Safeguarding one’s home should be a priority for every family, but those living in a hutong may be particularly vulnerable to burglary.

However, there are measures you can take to minimize the risk of a break-in: • Don’t show off. If you have a bicycle, take it up to your apartment, or lock it up in your courtyard or local bike parking. Avoid leaving boxes for TVs, computers, and other expensive items outside your door. • Create doubt. Most break-ins occur during the day when people are at work. Leave a light on (after switching to energy-saving lightbulbs, of course) or put up a sign that says, “This house is under surveillance.” Even if it isn’t true, this tactic has been shown to discourage thieves. • .Block access to sliding doors and windows. Some older glass sliding doors can be popped off the frame even when locked. This can be prevented by simply inserting a steel bar into the track to block the door from sliding open. Similarly, a pin or nail can be installed on a window to prevent it from rising more than a few inches. • .Don’t leave a spare key lying around. Someone may see you take it out of hiding. Instead, entrust a friend or neighbor with a copy. And whatever you do, do not leave any identifying marks on the keychain. Many landlords and housing agents attach an address to the keychain to keep everything organized, but you should remove it once they keys are in your possession. • Vacation-proof your home. Don’t leave obvious signs that you’ve gone on holiday: piles of mail at the door, an overgrown lawn, an answering machine message that says you’re out of town, etc. Ask a neighbor to keep an eye on your home while you’re gone. • .Consider buying home insurance. Also known as hazard insurance or homeowners insurance, home insurance typically covers the house, any related structures (such as a shed or garage), and the contents of the house. If you’re renting and the landlord already has insurance, you’ll still need home insurance to protect your personal belongings and liability to your landlord. That means that if you accidentally damage the rented property, the tenant policy can help cover costs. For items worth over RMB 3,000, you should photograph your valuables, take down their serial numbers and brand/model, and keep the fapiao in case of a claim. If you have paintings, you should get them evaluated by a professional.



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Unfortunately, break-ins sometimes still happen despite one’s best efforts. Here’s how to handle the aftermath: • .The first thing to do is call the police, who will take your statement and survey the damage done to your house. Ask a Chinese-speaking friend for help if your language skills are limited. • Contact your insurance company to find out if the stolen goods are covered by your home insurance plan. You’ll be asked for photos or documentation when submitting your claim. • .Invest in home security. Chances are, the break-in will have caused at least some minor damage to your property. Take this opportunity to install burglar-proofing measures to prevent thefts from happening again. • .Don’t discount the psychological effects of a break-in, especially on younger children. Kids past the age of 8-10 are old enough to understand what happened, but younger kids may experience fear or anxiety. It’s normal if they want to sleep with Mom and Dad, keep the night light on, or regress to bedwetting. Comfort them, be mindful of their needs, and be upfront with them if they have any questions about the robbery.

Feature Child Abductions Many expats report feeling safer in Beijing than in their home country, but you should never lose sight of your surroundings. Last June, the US Embassy issued a press release about one of its employees being physically assaulted at Elements night club on the west side of Worker’s Stadium. A month earlier, a City Weekend editor and a couple walking her home were beaten by two Chinese men near Sanlitun Village. The danger isn’t limited to shady night clubs in the wee hours of the morning. In November and December 2011, several parents reported child kidnapping attempts in Shunyi on forums like Beijing Mamas. On December 9 of that year, Dulwich College Beijing issued a letter to parents warning of a man who approached a Year 9 student after school and claimed that the student’s parents sent him to pick the boy up. Teach your child to recognize “stranger danger” with the following tips from ChildFind Canada: Young children should: • .Never say they’re alone when they answer the phone. They should offer to take a message or tell the caller their parents will phone back. • .Never answer the door if they’re alone. Similarly, they shouldn’t invite anyone into the house without permission from a parent or guardian. • Never go into someone else’s house without letting anyone know where they are. • Never get into a stranger’s car and move away from any unknown car that pulls up beside them. • Never take candy from a stranger without checking with a parent first. • .Never play in deserted buildings or isolated places. • .Scream and make a commotion if forced towards a car or building. • .Know their full phone number and address. • .Not be afraid to say “no” to an adult if the person wants them to do something that you’ve taught them is wrong. • .Tell you if someone has asked them to keep a secret. • .Go to the nearest cashier if lost or separated from a parent in a store or mall. Teens should: • Tell you where they are at all times through electronic or written means. • Never hitchhike or accept a ride from someone they don’t know. • Avoid shortcuts through empty parks, fields, or alleys. • .Run home or to the nearest public space and yell for help if they’re followed. • Learn to recognize suspicious behavior and remember a description of the person or vehicle for reference. Write down license plate numbers in a mobile phone or even in the dirt if nothing else is available. • If attacked for money, jewelry, or other valuables, give it up instead of putting up a fight. • .Feel comfortable calling you to pick them up at any time, any place.

Parents should: • Avoid putting their child’s name on clothing and toys; kids are less likely to fear someone who knows their name. • .Screen all potential ayis, babysitters, and drivers. Only hire people recommended by friends or family. • .Never leave a child alone in a public place, stroller or car. No exceptions. • Always accompany young children to the bathroom, and teach them to never play in or around the area. • Always accompany your child during door-to-door activities like trick-or-treating and fundraising. • Identify safe points and homes in your neighborhood where kids can go if they’re in trouble. • .Keep an up-to-date color photo of your child, a medical and dental history, and have your child fingerprinted. If the worst happens and your child is taken, contact the police and your embassy immediately. Your embassy can help notify law enforcement officials, point you towards legal resources, and provide general support throughout the ordeal. However, do everything you can to avoid getting to this point.

Traffic Accidents With all the things currently zipping along Beijing’s roads – bengbeng che, three-wheeled cars, pedicabs, jianbing vendors on flatbed bicycles, Hummers, fixies, and more – it’s no wonder you don’t witness a traffic accident every day. But make no mistake: A combination of poor driving habits, lax rules, crowded vehicles, and bad road conditions make China one of the world’s leading countries for traffic fatalities. Follow these steps in case of a car or bike accident: • .Call the police and – if needed – an ambulance. Make note of international hospitals with 24-hour emergency rooms in case you must make your own way to a medical facility. Know your own blood type and your children’s, and always carry information on any pre-existing conditions that could affect treatment. • .Document the accident. Make notes on the circumstances of the accident and, if possible, take pictures. Be prepared to provide insurance information if you’re a driver. Car insurance is required by Chinese law. • Take down the names and addresses of witnesses and other people involved in the accident. A crowd will usually gather to gawk; the trick is to get information out of them. • If you’re detained by police, say nothing until you get a lawyer. As soon as possible, get in touch with family and friends and ask them to contact your embassy for guidance. Your embassy can recommend legal resources. In case of a minor accident, the other party may try to negotiate a payoff to avoid involving the police. On the flip side, the victim may try to claim compensation if the accident was your fault. In either case, err on the side of caution and do everything by the book. Call your embassy for help if you’re unsure of what to do.

Phone Numbers for Emergency Services in Beijing (Note: Police, Fire and Ambulance are Chinese-only hotlines) Police 110

Fire 119

Ambulance 120

For foreigners 6525 5486

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Feature Ask an Expert Sanny L. Sutyadi, a relocation and real estate services division manager at Santa Fe Relocation Services What does home insurance actually cover? Home insurance can cover both the home itself, as well as the contents found within a home. The extent of the coverage can vary. In the case of most expats, who tend to be renters, it is possible to only insure personal goods and not the property itself. Misunderstandings commonly happen with the extent of coverage and which items can be covered. Home insurance will basically only cover against natural disasters and theft in limited circumstances. Furthermore, cash and non-stationary items (such as phones and watches) may not be insurable, leaving mainly furniture and other larger items to be insured.

Resources ChildFind Canada (CFC) CFC is a Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to the safety of all children. Their website has lots of information on safety procedures for young children, kids, teens, parents, and camp counselors. The Embassy of Canada to China The Canadian Embassy has an extensive section on emergency services, including information on what to do in case of arrest, child abductions, theft, natural disasters, and transportation accidents. Orix Insurance This Shanghai-based insurance intermediary specializes in providing health insurance, life insurance, home insurance, car insurance, and more in mainland China for individuals and companies. Orix works with both local and international insurance companies. ( www.orixinsurance Santa Fe Relocation Services Santa Fe’s relocation specialists can offer advice on real estate and choosing a home insurance package. 2 Ba Jie, Beijing Capital Airport Logistics Zone, Shunyi District (6947 0688, 顺义区顺义区首都机场物流中心8街2号 United States Embassy of Beijing, China The US Embassy has a full list of legal resources and Englishspeaking medical facilities in Beijing, as well as information on emergency assistance and preparedness in downloadable PDF form.



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Do most expats in Beijing have home insurance? From our experience, not many expats elect to have home insurance. It’s not actually common for Chinese homeowners to have home and property insurance, either. Property insurance is a relatively new concept in China, and most people do not opt to insure their home or goods. One reason why expats do not insure their personal items is that they are not actually aware home insurance is available. In addition, expats tend to relocate without moving all their personal possessions, so it may make more sense for people to insure items that are being left behind rather than the ones you are relocating with. Do you think it’s necessary for expats to get home insurance in Beijing? The need for home insurance is a case-by-case basis. A family relocating to Beijing that is leaving all their furniture back home and only bringing a few personal possessions with them may have less need than a single person relocating with all their possessions. What factors should families consider when looking at home insurance? Home insurance in China comes with many limitations. For example, it is difficult to insure items like phones or watches, as it is difficult to prove that they were not simply lost or broken due to negligence. Jewelry, although non-stationary, can be insured but needs to be appraised first. In addition, there is no guarantee that the insurance policy will be written in English, which can create confusion in understanding what exactly is covered. What’s the best way to guard against break-ins? Although Beijing tends to be very safe, break-ins can happen anywhere. Invest in a safe for valuables. If you’re leaving the country for an extended period of time, tell a friend about your plans and ask them to check on things. Make sure all the locks have been changed prior to moving into a new home, and keep track of who has possession of house keys. Lights set on timers are also a good way to give the appearance that somebody is home. What home insurance companies would Santa Fe Relocation recommend? There are several insurance companies operating in China that can provide a whole range of insurance options and packages, like Allianz or Zurich. The best thing for families to do would be to call an insurance representative to talk about their particular needs.

In Search of an Amazing Ayi Navigating the complex world of domestic help in Beijing by Ember Swift

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any foreigners arrive in Beijing never having heard of an “ayi,” often first hearing the word first as two English letters: “I” and “E.” In Chinese, “ayi (阿姨)” literally means “auntie” and is extended to mean a domestic helper. Exclusively the realm of women, ayis are most commonly employed for house cleaning, cooking or childcare, and quite often all three tasks. Some even live with their employer families and are called “live-in ayis.”

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This is a city of international networks. Ads for ayis abound on beijingkids’ classifieds and Yahoo groups, like Beijing Cafe and Beijing Mamas. People often post there when they’re looking for ayi recommendations, and families frequently post on behalf of their ayi, whom they must regretfully leave behind when the family returns to their home country. Barbara Chen, an American who has collectively spent over eight years in Beijing, spoke highly of these lists as portals to “pre-screened, reliable ayis.” Mother of a 16-yearold daughter and the primary caregiver for her 16-year-old nephew, Barbara said that finding her current ayi was like “winning the lottery.” In fact, their ayi’s previous employer pre-screened prospective families before giving out the ayi’s phone number. Nicole Chang-Fasquelle, mother of a 11-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter, has lived in Beijing for over nine years. She has found that in dealing with agencies, their ayis did not have the experience level that the agency claimed or training was incomplete or non-existent. It is also important to employ caution and expect transparency from any service provider, especially regarding the percentage of the ayi’s pay that is taken as the agency commission. Despite agencies often receiving a bad rap, the Parrott family has had only positive experiences. Jennifer Parrott, an American new to Beijing and mother of a 3-year-old daughter, said that she and her husband found their ayi through the Beijing Ayi Housekeeping Service. Particularly as a non-Chinese speaking family, finding someone with some English skills as well as previous training was key.


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Sofia and Zac Courtney, an Australian couple with a 10-month-old daughter, conducted their interviews for a childcare ayi during Sofia’s pregnancy. Having been in China for six years, Sofia Courtney’s advice was “to spell everything out, even if you think something is assumed knowledge.” Cultural differences are plentiful, she explains, and it’s just important to be very clear in what you want as a parent. The interview environment is also key, suggested Barbara, who conducted her interviews in the lobby of their building rather than inviting people into the privacy of their home right away. This provided neutral territory in which to assess an ayi’s personality. Dominika Stefaniuk came to China with her family from Switzerland four years ago. At the time of her arrival, she had an 8-month-old daughter and zero Chinese language skills. Now she has three daughters, two of whom were born here, and she currently employs two ayis: one who works in the daytime and one who works in the evening. Without Chinese language skills, Stefaniuk originally interviewed her first ayi through an interpreter. Last year, she sought a second ayi, one who is gentle but firm, patient, good with children, and able to multi-task. For this search, she invited prospective employees to her home. Seeing how they interacted with her children and gauging her daughters’ response to them was important in her decision-making.

Feature Training Methods Chinese parenting and domestic practices differ from those of other countries. The Courtneys pre-wrote a list of tasks in Chinese that the ayi was expected to do and affixed it to the wall of the kitchen. Jennifer Parrott opted to train by example. She had the ayi follow her as she cleaned to convey exactly the standard of cleanliness she was expecting. Nicole Chang-Fasquelle wrote out a clear and concise schedule of activities to ensure that the ayi was distinctly engaging with the children. When introducing a second or a new ayi into the family’s dynamic, Barbara Chen also suggested having the previous or existing ayi train the new ayi. Their experience with the family can help smooth the transition for a new ayi. d low high an arched e s y il fam tured) squelle ing (pic ang-Fa The Ch found Liu Cuip ey until th

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Safe and Secure Nicole Chang-Fasquelle has had the same live-in ayi for the past nine years. Chang-Fasquelle exhaustively interviewed about a dozen ayis before finding the right one, an ayi who was previously employed by a French family that had left China. She recommends a clear trial period for every ayi. Some families employ periods ranging from three to five days and others extend the trial to a full month. If you know it’s not going to work out, Chang-Fasquelle explains, you can always tell them you “still have a few others to try.” She also suggested spot checking, or spontaneously coming home when the ayi is least expecting your arrival. In doing this, Chang-Fasquelle discovered that one of the ayis they were trialing was running a laundry service out of her home. She arrived to discover 20 bags of clothing ready for pick up just inside their door. Another ayi was cooking large quantities of the family’s food and packing it up to go. While these kinds of situations are unusual, it’s worth double-checking in pursuit of an honest, reliable employee. References are also key. As Barbara Chen points out, knowing that her ayi came so highly recommended helped provide a sense of security. “It’s instinct,” she said, “And you have to put your guard down too and be willing to say ‘Okay, we’ll give it a try.’” Professional injury insurance is something the Stefaniuk family provides for their ayis as a security measure for both parties. If your ayi is also in charge of grocery shopping or paying the household bills, it’s important to insist on financial transparency through a consistent ledger or the collection of receipts and change. Finally, Sofia Courtney reminds families to always get a photocopy of the ayi’s identification card. No matter what, she is going to be alone with your child in your private home, she pointed out. Having proof of her legal identity is important for any employer.

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Feature What’s Fair Is Fair In general, an ayi who works full time (five days a week and eight hours per day) for a family and performs childcare, cooking and house cleaning duties will earn between RMB 2,500 and 5,000 per month. Live-in ayis generally earn towards the top end of that scale. English-language skills also fetch higher fees. Dominika Stefaniuk explained that a good average is RMB 20-25 per hour. For overtime or evening babysitting, anywhere from RMB 25-40 per hour is appropriate. The “thirteen month” is a policy of rewarding the ayi an extra month of pay over Chinese New Year. This practice is entirely common and expected by most ayis. Raises are generally negotiated around this time as well with requests of RMB 100-200 more per month. “Before you have the interview with the ayi,” asserts Sofia Courtney, “decide on how much you want to pay and stick to it. There is going to be bargaining, because it’s China. Offer them slightly lower than you’re willing to pay so that you can go up to the amount you’ll pay. Be firm.” All of the families interviewed adhere to Chinese public holidays. In general, offering occasional time off and/or not expecting the typical Chinese weekend “make up” days is a common practice. Extended journeys back to the hometown to see aging or ailing relatives are special circumstances negotiated with employers and are usually unpaid sojourns. Keep in mind, however, that if your ayi suddenly doesn’t come back to work after a holiday, or for example, she can’t be specific with you about when she’ll return, it’s quite often a sign that you need to find someone new. In Chinese culture, this is a passive method of ending the relationship. In addition, if the family chooses to go overseas during the year and are not planning to take their ayi with them, ayis still expect to be paid in the family’s absence.

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beijingkids 2013 It’s playtime for Anyssa (2), Liu Ayi, May Elina (10 months) and Maeva (4)

Learn the Language Many families here seek to employ a Chinese ayi for childcare, so their children can practice speaking and listening in Chinese. If this is a requirement, it’s important to note that the majority of ayis are not from Beijing. So be sure to choose someone who has a Chinese accent you understand, and one you’re comfortable having your children imitate. For some key vocabulary, refer to the chart on the opposite page. Many families cannot afford the luxury of domestic help in their home economies, so the opportunity to have an ayi here is hard to pass up. In Chinese culture, people are accustomed to having childcare help from the older generation – literally their “aunties” – Sofia Courtney points out. But, being physically far away from our families, ayis can help foreigners feel more supported and less isolated in Beijing. Also, being generous with food, time, clothing and kindness can only ensure that an ayi is in turn generous with the care of the family – something the Chang-Fasquelle family finds true. Barbara Chen adds that, while some foreign families may not know other Chinese people aside from colleagues, taking the time to get to know a bit about your ayi’s personal life will seal a bond that, in time, is one of family, rather than one of employment.

CLEANING Kitchen: 厨房 chúfáng Bathroom: 洗手间 xǐshǒujiān Bedroom: 卧室 wòshì Living room: 客厅 kètīng To clean: 打扫卫生 dǎsǎowèishēng Sweep the floor: 扫地 săodì Mop the floor: 托底 tuōdì Wipe the counter/table: 擦桌子 cā zhuōzi Do the dishes: 洗盘子 / 洗碗 xǐpánzi / xǐwǎn Do the laundry: 洗衣服 xǐyīfu Please use soap to disinfect: 请用肥皂消毒 Qǐng yòng féizào xiāodú Please clean thoroughly under and behind things: 请在东西下面和后面彻底地大扫卫生 Qǐng zài dōngxi xiàmiàn hé hòumiàn chèdǐ de dǎsǎowèishēng

Resources Beijing Ayi Housekeeping Service Co., Ltd (6434 5647, China Ayi Home Services (021 2023 5085 / 021 2023 5785,,, House Cleaning Beijing (138 0013 8000, Nanny Beijing (5642 9208, 159 1050 7956,

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COOKING/SHOPPING To cook: 做饭 zuòfàn To shop: 买菜 măicài Please bring me the receipt and the change: 请给我发票和找钱 Qǐng gěi wŏ fāpiào hé zhăoqián Please buy the higher-quality products: 请买质量好的产品 Qǐng mǎi zhìliàng hǎode chǎnpǐn

Li Ayi with th e Courtney fa mily: Adella (9 mon ths old), Sofia and Zac

CAREGIVING Watch the children: 看孩子 kanháizi Feed the baby: 喂孩子 wèi háizi Rock the baby to sleep: 哄孩子睡觉 Hǒng háizi shuìjiào Bathe the baby: 给孩子洗澡 Gěi háizi xǐzǎo Take the baby outside (to play): 带孩子出去(玩) Dài háizi chūqù (wán) Take the baby for a walk: 带孩子出去走一走 Dài háizi chūqù zŏu yi zŏu Please only let the baby watch minimal TV: 请注意孩子少看电视 Qǐng zhùyì háizi shăo kàn diànshì

Please use cloth diapers, not disposables: 请用尿布,不要用尿不湿 Qǐng yòng niàobù, bùyàoyòng niàobùshī

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Family Dining

Family Dining African Pinotage Probably the only South African restaurant in town, Pinotage is in the Lane Bridge Compound on northeast Fifth Ring Road and offers dishes like Cape Malay bobotie (a type of casserole made from meat and rice) and South African wines. Tue-Fri noon-2pm, 6-9pm, Sat-Sun 12-10pm. Lane Bridge Villa Compound, Laiguangying Donglu (Take the Airport Expressway and exit at Beigao (Exit 4). At the first light, turn left and keep going until the next light, where you turn right into a complex. The restaurant is across the bridge in the Clubhouse.), Chaoyang District. (6430 7010, 136 1120 7396) 朝阳区来广营东路9号 Secrets from Africa Daily 9am-6pm. Complex 3, Jingmi Lu, Shunyi District. (137 1795 5973) 顺义区京密路来广营东路路口东大容汽修旁红木 大院内A-1号

American The Big Smoke Bistro It’s a good time to be living in Beijing – the food and drinks at The Big Smoke Bistro are yet another testament to that fact. Considering this is a barbecue joint, the meats took their rightful place at center stage--succulent eight-hour woodfired pig (RMB 68) will be a big draw for some, but you’ll want to eat it right away, as the crackly skin got rubbery after a few minutes. We tried lamb two ways: eight-hour oven braised shanks (RMB 68) and braised cutlets with a coffee and ancho-chilli sauce (RMB 65). Both were crowd-pleasers. Closed Mon during softopening period. Lee World Building (down the alley from Frost Nails), 57 Xingfucun Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (6416 5195) 朝阳区幸福村中 路57号楼利世楼 Blue Frog This popular Shanghai-based restaurant chain has a menu rooted in burgers. The “Blue Frog Burger” ranks right up there among the best in the city, and there are a host of other patty-based options available. Drinks are buy-one-get-one-free during the 4-8pm daily happy hour; on Mondays, that also includes a buy-one-get-one-free burger deal. And American style breakfast is available all week. Other culinary possibilities include Italianstyle pasta dishes and Mexican options – a reflection of the American melting pot. Decent Wi-Fi. Voted “Outstanding American” and “Outstanding Burger” in the Beijinger’s 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) Daily 10ammidnight. 167, 1/F, Indigo, 18 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8426 0017, info@bluefrog.; 2) Daily 10am-late. S4-30, 3/F, Bldg 4, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 4030, info@bluefrog.; 3) Daily 10am-late. 1/F, Bldg 1, U-Town, Sanfeng Beili, Chaoyang District. (8561 2665, www.bluefrog. 蓝蛙, 1) 朝阳区颐堤港店酒仙桥路18号1 层167号; 2) 朝阳区三里屯北路19号三里屯Village 南区4号楼3层S4-30; 3) 朝阳区三丰北里悠唐生 活广场1号楼1层 Chef Too No kids menu but they’ll love the penne meatballs. With a little help from mom and dad, kids can share one of Chef Too’s famous steaks with a side of mash. If you’re happy for them to get their hands messy, try the BBQ ribs. Sunday Brunch (RMB 68-98, served until 3pm, try the poached eggs with a side of spinach and mushrooms, pancakes, huevos rancheros and more) is where the real kid-friendliness kicks in, though. For dinner kids will love the bruschetta or any of their yummy pasta options. All staff speak good English; providing they’re not super busy, they are very attentive. Indoor seating with some booth-style seats as well as the standard table and chair setup. Voted “Outstanding American” in the Beijinger’s 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Tue-Fri 11am-2pm, Sat-Sun 9.30am-3pm, TueSat 5.30-10pm. Opposite of West gate ( the 3rd gate) of Chaoyang Park, Chaoyang District. (6591 8676, 美西西餐厅, 朝阳区朝阳公园西门(3号门)对面



2013 May

Element Fresh This sunny Shanghai import showcases a healthier side of American food, with elaborate salads, smoothies and sandwiches. Popular weekend brunch menu. Voted “Best American,” “Best Brunch (Affordable)” and “Outstanding Family Friendly Atmosphere” in the Beijinger’s 2011 Restaurant Awards. 1) Unit LG2-01, 9 Dongdaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District.; 2) Mon-Fri 10am-11pm, Sat-Sun 7am-11pm. S8-33, Bldg 8, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 1318); 3) Daily 10am-11pm. 6 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. (6433 5058) 新元素, 1) 朝阳区东大 桥路9号LG2-01层; 2) 朝阳区三里屯路19号三里 屯Village南区8号楼S8-33; 3) 朝阳区将台路6号 Eudora Station Bar and Restaurant This Lido area spot gets points for quality and service, and its large verandah is a great place to park with the kids on a sunny day. There are two highchairs for especially wee ones. Daily 9am-2pm. 6 Fangyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6437 8331) 亿多瑞站, 朝阳区芳园西路6号 Fatburger This famous American diner offers premium Australian lean beef burgers freshly grinded daily and cooked to order the way you like it. Juicy burgers comes in singles, doubles or triples accompanied by skinny fries, fat fries or homemade onion rings and hot wings, hot dogs, and imported ice cream shakes all set amidst a warm and comfortable ambience of 80’s music playing in the background. Voted “Outstanding Burger” in the Beijinger’s 2011 Restaurant Awards. 1) Daily 11am-10pm. B1/F, 1-LB01, The Grand Summit, Liangmaqiao Diplomatic Compound (in the same building as Tavola and Starbucks, across the street and 300 m north of the Kempinski Hotel’s main entrance), 19 Dongfang Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8532 1878, leelee@fatgburgerlover. com,; 2) Daily 8am9pm. B1/F, EB103, China World Mall, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 7789,, jwu@; 3) Daily 11am-9pm. B1/F, B105A, Gemdale Plaza Tower C, 91 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (8571 2797, leelee@, www. 1) 朝阳区朝阳区东方东路19号亮 马桥外交公寓1号楼会所1层1号铺; 2) 朝阳区朝 阳区建国门外大街1号国贸商城地下一层EB103; 3) 朝阳区朝阳区建国路91号金地中心C座B105A。 Flamme International Grill Flamme offers service and style for a relative bargain among steakhouses in Beijing. The bruschetta comes topped with wild mushrooms and Himalayan black truffles is in fact a generous portion of button mushrooms sautéed with a liberal dose of truffle oil. A petite Australian tenderloin (RMB 108) was done and served with a tart watercress and cherry tomato salad. A dozen sides (RMB 18) are listed, including addictive matchstick fries and gingered baby carrots. The vegetable lasagna was pasta-less, but layers of zucchini and goat cheese made it a savory nonmeat option. Service is excellent, as well as the dessert: the brioche bread pudding was a treat. Voted “Outstanding New Restaurant of the Year (Non-Chinese) and “Outstanding Steak” in the Beijinger’s 2011 Restaurant Awards. 1) Daily 11am-5pm. Store 269, Indigo Mall, 18 Jiuxian Qiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8420 0270); 2) Mon-Sat 11am-11pm. S4-33, Sanlitun Village, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 8608) 1) 朝阳区酒仙桥路18号颐堤港商场269号; 2) 朝 阳区三里屯路19号三里屯Village3楼S4室 Fuel Live music and sports on the big screens, along with two private rooms equipped with TVs, KTV and Playstation 3 games. Take their rib-eating challenge, share an enormous burger or try one of the tasty pizzas along with one of Fuel’s six beers. Daily 11am-late. 1/F, Langham Place, 1 Er Jing Lu, Beijing Capital International Airport (southwest of Terminal 3), Chaoyang District. (6457 5555) http://beijingairport. 朝阳区首都机场二经路 1号朗豪酒店(T3航站楼西南) Grandma’s Kitchen Tuck into hearty Yankee tucker at any of the five cozy locations of this franchise started by an actual American Grandma. Enjoy sandwiches, burgers, steaks

and shakes (banana variety known to be addictive). Voted “Outstanding American” in the Beijinger’s 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) Daily 7.30am-11pm. 0103, Bldg B, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5869 3055/6,; 2) Daily 10am-11pm. 5/F, Wudaokou U Center, 28 Chengfu Lu, Haidian District. (6266 6105,; 3) Daily 7.30am-11pm. 11A Xiushui Nanjie, Jianguomenwai, Chaoyang District. (6503 2893, 祖 母的厨房, 1) 朝阳区东三环中路39号建外SohoB 座0103; 2) 海淀区成府路28号五道口购物中心 5层; 3) 朝阳区建国门外秀水南街甲11号(友谊 商店后面) Home Plate Bar-B-Que Daily 11am-10pm. 35 Xiaoyun Lu courtyard (from Dongsanhuan Beilu, head 20m north of Xiaoyun Lu intersection and take the first right), Chaoyang District. (5128 5584, 本垒美国餐, 朝阳区 霄云路35号院(东三环北路,过霄云路路口,往北 走20米,到第一个路口右转) Let’s Burger 1) Daily 11am-11pm. B1/F, Sanlitun Village North, 11 Sanlitun Lu (opposite Colibri Cafe), Chaoyang District. (6415 2772); 2) Unit L-RS-206, Bldg 11, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District.; 3) Daily 10am-9pm. 29-102, Pinnacle Avenue, Liyuan Jie, Shunyi District. (8416 7803) 1) 朝阳区三里 屯路11号三里屯Village北区地下1层 (Colibri Cafe 对面); 2) 朝阳区朝阳公园路6号蓝色港湾国际商 区11号楼L-RS-20层; 3) 顺义区天竺镇丽苑街荣 和商业中心29-102 Lily’s American Diner The owner of this Shuangjing restaurant cut her teeth at Steak & Eggs; she’s now created a menu of her own offering a sizeable selection of classically greasy North American and Tex-Mex fare like cheeseburgers, roast beef melt subs and chicken or beef fajitas. All-day breakfast specials including buttermilk pancakes with two eggs, plus bacon, sausage or ham. Generously sized beef burritos come wrapped in suitably soft, yet resilient tortillas, with assorted vegetables and “Lily’s spices.” The beef nachos aren’t quite like those in Texas, but they’re entirely edible by Beijing standards. 1) Daily 10am-midnight. 200m east from north gate of Jindi Mingjing Xiaoqu, exit E of Sihui subway station, Chaoyang District. (lilysdelivery@yahoo. com); 2) Daily 8am-midnight. Unit 2-18, Bldg 2, Tianzhi Jiaozi, 31 Guangqu Lu (northeast corner of Shuangjing Qiao), Chaoyang District. (6592 5548, www. 1) 朝阳区四惠地铁北E出口金地 名京小区北门对面往东200米; 2) 朝阳区双井桥 东北角广渠路31号院天之骄子2号楼底商2-18 Peter’s Tex-Mex Grill Texas-sized portions at this long running Lone Star State-inspired restaurant originally founded by a splinter group from Grandma’s Kitchen. Enjoy serviceable burritos, fajitas and burgers and wash it all down with a frozen margarita. The St. Regis branch does brisk workday lunch business, while the Lido branch is more family oriented with a play area for kids. Voted “Outstanding Mexican” in the Beijinger’s 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) Daily 8.30am-11pm. 88A International Club, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8532 2449); 2) Daily 7.30am-11pm. Jiangtai Xilu (next to SALT and Frank’s Place), Chaoyang District. (6435 3509) 彼德西餐, 1) 朝阳区建国门外大街21号国际俱乐 部88A; 2) 朝阳区将台西路 (SALT/Frank’s旁边) The Filling Station An American dinerstyle joint serving burgers, steaks and other classics. The adult menu features a selection of burgers (RMB 58-98) – which includes a side fries dusted with chili pepper – and hotdogs (RMB 38-58); while the ample kids menu has “Sausage Spiders” (hot dog sausages with spaghetti legs, RMB 35), “Easy Peasy Mac n Cheese” (RMB 35) and other offbeat selections like banana pancakes (RMB 35) and virgin cocktails called “mocktails” (RMB 20) designed especially for kids. The playroom comes complete with slides and older kids can test out the retro selection of video games or give

the foosball table a try, making Filling Station a great place for a family meal or lazy afternoon lunch. Daily 11am-9.30pm. Beside Western Academy of Beijing, Laiguangying Donglu (off the Airport Expressway), Shunyi District. (8470 3821) 揣着, 顺义区来广营东路(北京京西学 校旁边)

Bakeries, Delis & Desserts A Food Affaire Inside April Gourmet, this deli is a convenient spot for grocery shoppers looking to grab ready-prepared salads, pies, veggies and more for a quick lunch or dinner. Daily 8am-11pm. 1/F, 5 Xingfuyicunxili (on the ground floor of Lianbao Apartments next to Yu Xin restaurant), Chaoyang District. (135 0107 1114) 朝阳区绿叶子食品店, 幸福一村西 里5号一层 Bread of Life Bakery Bread of Life Bakery creates jobs for older disabled orphans by baking and selling their own homemade breads, pies and cakes. Order by phone or online at their website. (137 2262 2865, 031 6608 3407, www. CCSweets Artisanal cupcakes, cakes, cookies. CC is an artist, jewelry designer,chocolatier & cakedesigner. She uses only the best gourmet, imported ingredients to make her cupcakes, cakes and cookies. CC Sweets also custom designs cupcakes, cakesand wedding cakes to order. Try their Crazy forChocolate Six-Pack, containing sixvarieties of chocolate cupcakes. Check their website for details and rotating flavors. Daily 9am-8pm. Unit 109, Bldg 11, Central Park, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6533 6973, cchow68@ 喜喜饼房, 朝阳区 朝阳门外大街6号新城国际11号楼109号 Kooka Pies Shanghai-based delivery service makes everything from savoury stuffed pies (choose from steak, curry, spinach and feta etc.) in a variety of sizes (80-650g), pastries, cornish pasties, sausage rolls, puffs and pies (apple, lemon merengue, vanilla, lamington). Full menu and ordering information on their website. (137 0122 1958, order@kookapies. com) Pantry’s Best Despite what a generations of people raised by cartoons might believe, the proper destination for a banana cream pie is not in your opponent’s face. The divine vanilla custard from Pantry’s Best (formerly Pie House) deserves to be in no one’s face but your own. Born of American pie enthusiast Mark Huetsch’s inability to bear a pie-less lifestyle in Beijing, Pantry’s Best delivers rich, heavenly pastry free within the Fourth Ring Road or to Wudaokou. Their pie lineup includes pumpkin, French cream, key lime, and blueberry (RMB 149-249), and extends to mousses and tartlets. Delivered to your door on time, still warm and full of gooey fruit filling, these pies could solve a domestic dispute. Daily 9am-9pm. Delivery only, order five hours in advance. Daily 9am9pm. (5166 4464) cn 派悦坊 Sweet Tooth Founded by Meilian Tan, an Australian with a strong passion for all things sweet, this bakery aims to satisfy your sweetest cravings with made-to-order specialty desserts. They use high-quality local and imported ingredients to produce a range of cakes, cupcakes, muffins, cookies and bars. Favorites include Australian Pavlova and Lamingtons, as well as mini Oreo cheesecakes, cake pops and cake balls. Delivery only. There is a RMB 15 delivery fee within the Fourth Ring Road, including Wudaokou. Additional surcharge applies to addresses outside these areas. Check the website for details and latest desserts. (150 1121 7173, contact@sweettoothbeijing. com, http:// Tavalin Bagels Delivery available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays if you order one day in advance. Bagel flavors: plain, sesame seed, cinnamon raisin, rosemary, sun-dried tomato, salt. Schmear flavors: plain, rosemary garlic,

Family Dining chive, veggie, sun dried tomato, lox. 11am9.30pm. West side of Yashow Market (just south of Cedar’s Lebanese cafe), Chaoyang District. ( 朝阳区雅 秀市场西边 The Fat Bunny Bakery The Fat Bunny Bakery offers Western-style cakes and cupcakes for any occasion. Cake fiends can customize their own cakes by picking a size (S, M, L), sponge, and filling. Cupcake flavors include lemon meringue, red velvet, chocolate raspberry, chocolate ganache, and more. Cakes and cupcakes can be delivered for RMB 20 and more depending on distance. ( Two Guys and a Pie Two Guys are a small pie outfit based in the CBD. Available flavors include Slow Lovin Aussie (RMB 20, beef and gravy), Chunky Brit (RMB 20, curried chicken), Texas Chili (RMB 25, beef chili), Shepherd’s Wife (RMB 25, potato-topped beef mince) and Sweet Tweet Lurve (RMB 25, sweet-potato topped honey-soy chicken). As of January 2013, Two Guys and a Pie delivers from 6.30-11 pm every day except for Mondays. Both hot and frozen pies, sides, and beer and ciders can be ordered. Minimum order RMB 70. Closed on Mon, Tue-Thu and Sun 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-4am. 32 Sanlitun Nan (behind Yashow Market, across from Friend Bar), Chaoyang District. (138 0106 9721) 哥们儿饼, 朝阳区三里 屯南32号(雅秀后边朋友酒吧对面)


(opposite Rosedale Hotel), Chaoyang District. (8457 3470); 13) Rm 110, Bldg 103, Baiziwan Xili, Chaoyang District. (8795 0870) 漫咖啡, 1) 朝阳区三里屯工体北路工体北门西; 2) 朝阳区 青年路29号 院20号楼1层; 3) 东城区广渠门外大 街广渠家园7号 楼底商; 4) 朝阳区祁家豁子甲2 号; 5) 朝阳区百子湾路37号; 6) 海淀区蓝靛厂 2号 金源商务中心B座1b; 7) 朝阳区将台东路将 府公园北门; 8) 朝阳区望京河荫中路商业街3号; 9) 海淀区西土城路10号 邮电大学内; 10) 海淀 区王庄路15号 清华同方科技广场D座; 11) 海淀 区中关村大街59号 人民大学教学楼1层; 12) 朝 阳区将台西路7号; 13) 朝阳区百子湾西里103 号楼110室 Mrs Shanen’s Bagels This Shunyi staple run by a Chinese-American native of Brooklyn, New York offers Beijing’s best bagels (in a variety of flavors, including jalepeno cheddar, sesame and cinnamon raisin), as well as burgers, sandwiches(served on a choice of pita, ciabatta or bagels) salads, artisan pizza, cheeses, breads, cakes, cookies, ice cream and an extensive breakfast menu. Produce and other organic products from the owner’s other venue Green Cow Farm are also available. The venue also includes a large children’s playroom is equipped with toys, kid-sized chairs and tables and an entire Chinese kitchen in miniature. Sun-Thu 7.30am-8pm, Fri-Sat 7.30am-8.30pm. 5 Kaifa Jie, Xibaixinzhuang (next to Capital Paradise), Shunyi District. (8046 4301) 单太 太贝谷面包房, 顺义区西白辛庄开发街5号 (紧 邻名都园)

Cafes & Sandwiches Beiluo Bread Bar This bread bar’s motto is “mean beans and bad-ass bread.” All the more reason for whiling away an afternoon here. Mon-Sun 10am-12am. 70A Beiluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. (8408 3069) 东城区北锣鼓 巷甲70号(近南锣鼓巷) The Bookworm English language books to borrow or buy. Book larvae can graze in the library’s Kiddies’ Corner, which houses childsize chairs and toys in addition to books. A family library membership (RMB 500) allows your family to borrow up to six books for two weeks at a time. A growing selection of for-sale books includes favorites like Wicked Chickens and The Gruffalo’s Child. In addition, The Bookworm’s Kids Club offers both young children and teens opportunities to share books with their peers. Daily 9am-2am. Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6586 9507,, kidsclub@ www.chinabookworm. com 书虫书吧, 朝阳区工体北路4号院 Cafe Zarah A popular gem on picturesque Gulou Dongdajie, this German cafe serves cakes, soups, salads, and sandwiches from the owner’s personal recipe book. Daily 9.30ammidnight. 42 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (8403 9807) 东城 区鼓楼东大街42号 Maan Coffee Korean-run cafe specializing in waffles, desserts and other snacks. 1) Gongti Beilu (west of the north gate of Workers’ Stadium), Sanlitun, Chaoyang District, Chaoyang District.; 2) Daily 7am-1am. 1/F Chaoyang Joy City, 29 Qingnian Lu Bldg 20, Chaoyang District. (5877 7521); 3) Daily 8am12am. Guangqu Jiayuan, 7 Guangqumenwai Dajie, Dongcheng District. (8751 3628); 4) Daily 8am-12am. 2A Qijia Huozi, Chaoyang District. (6236 0639); 5) Daily 8am-2am. 37 Baiziwan Lu, Chaoyang District. (6771 5670); 6) Daily 8am-2am. Jinyuan Shangwu Zhongxin Bldg B, 2 Landianchang, Haidian District. (8889 3029, 8889 1329); 7) Daily 9am-12am. Jiangfu Park North Gate, Jiangtai Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8431 1899); 8) Daily 10am-2am. 3 Wangjing Heyin Zhonglu Shangyejie, Chaoyang District. (8471 7027); 9) Daily 8am-12am. 10 Xitucheng Lu (inside Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunication), Haidian District. (6228 6398); 10) Daily 8am-2am. Qinghua Tongfang Keji Guangchang Bldg D, 15 Wangzhuang Lu, Haidian District. (8236 6016); 11) Daily 8am-10pm. 1/F, People’s University, 59 Zhongguancun Dajie, Haidian District. (8250 3236); 12) Daily 9am-midnight. 7 Jiangtai Xilu

Switch! Cafe This family friendly café seats 38 with additional seating on the large terrace and specially designed play areas for the children. An extensive kids’ menu accompanies an all-day menu that consists of breakfast items, sandwiches, salads, and pastas, as well as a changing selection of seasonally inspired comfort foods in the evening. 10am-9pm. 1/F, No 1 Bldg, 6 Xiangjiang Lu, Chaoyang District. (8430 8682) 朝阳区香江路6号(观唐广场)1号楼1层 The Rug Bagels, outdoor seating and free WiFi make this a welcome addition to Chaoyang Park. TTue-Fri 11.30am-10pm (last order 9.30pm), Sat-Sun 10.30am-8pm (last order 7.30pm). Bldg 4, Lishui Jiayuan, Chaoyang Gongyuan Nanlu (opposite South Gate of Chaoyang Park), Chaoyang District. (8550 2722) 朝阳区朝阳公园南路丽水嘉园4号楼(朝阳 公园南门对面) TreeHouse Family Cafe and Playground TreeHouse offers a variety of organic, healthy dishes for adults and children. The cafe also features coffee, soft drinks, freshlysqueezed juices and Wi-Fi. TreeHouse has specially-designed classes for kids every week. Tue-Sun 10am-8pm. B1/F, B1-115, Bldg 1, Sanlitun Soho, Chaoyang District. (8590 0746, www. 朝阳区三里屯Soho1号楼地 下1层B1-115 Wagas Specializing in healthful offerings such as sandwiches, salads, wraps, and pastas, Wagas offers fresh, appetizing fare that’s sure to appeal to a wide audience. Daily 8am10.30pm. S833, Bldg 8, 3/F, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6416 5829) 沃歌斯, 朝阳区三里屯路19号三里屯Village 南区8号楼S8-33 Wild Honey Daily 10am-9.30pm. 01-19,

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Family Dining

1/F, Fortune Mall, 7 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (6530 9149) 吉乐瑞, 朝阳区 东三环中路7号财富购物中心一层01-19

Cantonese and Dim Sum Hengshan Hui Serving authentic dim sum, milk tea and stir-fried noodles, this affordable Cantonese eatery draws both businessmen and families. Daily 10.30am-11.30pm. 1/F, Kerry EAS Logistics Building (entrance at back of building), 21 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6466 1211) 衡山汇, 朝阳区霄云路21号嘉里大 通附楼1楼 Herbal Cafe This Hong Kong cafe doesn’t drench their food in oil, MSG and salt, serves herbal teas, soups, dim sum, and stir-fries in a comfortable atmosphere. Dishes RMB 10-58. 1) Daily 8am-midnight. B02, 17 Wanda Plaza, 93 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (5820 4679); 2) Daily 11am-11pm. S6-33, 3/F, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6416 0618) 泰和草本工坊, 1) 朝阳区建国路93号万达 广场10号楼B02; 2) 朝阳区三里屯路19号三里屯 Village南区6号楼3层s6-33 Jin Ding Xuan Daily 24hrs. 1) D122, B/1, Huamao Shopping Center, 87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (40067 66111); 2) 77 Hepingli Xijie, Dongcheng District.; 3) 16 Pufang Lu, across from Carrefour, Fengtai District.; 4) 1/F, Entrance B03, north corner of Jinyuan Shopping Mall, 1 Yuanda Lu, Haidian District.; 5) Yiyuan No.15, Anhuibeili, Yayuncun, Chaoyang District.; 6) 15 Tuanjiehu Nanlu, Chaoyang District. 金鼎轩酒楼, 1) 朝阳区建国 路87号华贸购物中心地下1层D122号; 2) 东城区 和平里西街77号; 3) 丰台区方庄蒲芳路16号 (家 乐福对面); 4) 海淀区远大路1号金源时代购物中 心北侧1层B03入口; 5) 朝阳区亚运村安慧北里逸 园15号; 6) 朝阳区团结湖南路15号 Macau Taste The kitsch décor belies a menu that reads like a Hong Kong teahouse with a few Portuguese surprises. Daily 11am-11pm. L-15A, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6415 1399) 澳门味道, 朝阳 区三里屯路19号三里屯Village南区L-15A Tang Palace Seafood Boat Those in the know name this chain as haveing some of the best dim sum in town. The a la carte options aren’t half bad either - try the roast pigeon, manadarin fish and durian puffs. Reservations recommended. Daily 7.30am-10.30pm. 1) 1/F, Haoyue Jianguo Hotel, 17 Jianguomennei Dajie, Dongcheng District. (65131288); 2) 1/F, Xizang Dasha, 118 Beisihuan Donglu, Chaoyang District. (6498 5543); 3) Store 2, Bldg 9, Joy City, 101 Chaoyang Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8552 9488); 4) 1/F, Minzu Hotel, 51 Fuchengmennei Dajie, Xicheng District. (6605 9327); 5) 3/F Novotel Xinqiao Hotel, Dongjiaominxiang, Dongcheng District. (6512 9603) 唐宫海鲜坊, 1) 东城区建国门内大街17 号好苑建国商务酒店1楼; 2) 朝阳区北四环东路 118号西藏大厦1楼; 3) 朝阳区朝阳北路101号朝 阳大悦城9楼2号(青年路口); 4) 西城区复兴门 内大街51号民族饭店1楼; 5) 东城区东交民巷新 侨饭店3楼

Caribbean Jamaica Me Crazy Cheniandian Hutong (west of Guozijian, near Andingmennei), Dongcheng District. 东城区安定门内大街车辇店胡同

Central & South American Agua Spanish and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine from restaurant helmed by awardwinning chef Jordi Valles. Voted “Outstanding New Restaurant of the Year (Non-Chinese)” and “Best Spanish” in the Beijinger’s 2011 Restaurant Awards. Daily noon-2.30pm, 6-11pm. 4/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6188, 5208 6198) 朝 阳区三里屯路81号那里花园4层 Alameda As the three-time TBJ “Restaurant of the Year,” this Sanlitun restaurant continues to dazzle with market fresh menus and innovative, modern Euro-Brazilian cuisine. Set menus for lunch and dinner. Traditional Brazilian dishes making gratifying appearances include the



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black bean and smoked meat stew – feijoada – served every Saturday. Voted “Outstanding Business Lunch” in the Beijinger’s 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily noon-3pm, 6-10.30pm. Sanlitun Beijie (beside the Nali Mall), Chaoyang District. (6417 8084, alameda_ 朝阳区三里屯北街 Cantina Agave S4-32, 3/F, Bldg 4, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区三里屯路19号三里屯Village南区4 号楼3层S4-32 SALT This stylish outfit in a modern minimalist setting has weekly two-course or three-course set meals. Serves innovative, eclectic cuisine that keeps them coming back for more. Voted “Outstanding Business Lunch” and “Outstanding Steak” in the Beijinger’s 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Mon-Sat noon3pm, 6-10.30pm, Sun Brunch noon-4pm. 2/F, 9 Jiangtai Xilu (opposite the Japanese School, west of Rosedale Hotel), Chaoyang District. (6437 8457) 盐, 朝阳区将台西路9号2层(珀丽酒店西边)

Cooking Lessons and Schools Black Sesame Kitchen Food writer Jen-Lin Liu’s cooking school is housed in a renovated courtyard with an open kitchen and dining room where students can “cook, socialize, dine and wine.” Offers weekly classs, wine tastings, as well as caters to corporate functions, birthday parties, book readings and other events. 3 Heizhima Hutong, Dongcheng District. (136 9147 4408, 东城区黑芝麻 胡同3号 Fangjia Kitchen Offers lessons in Chinese cooking and traditional culture with local people in what was once Prince Xunjun’s Mansion, first built in 1760. Fangjia Kitchen invites top chefs in Beijing to teach cooking and each class focuses on a regional classic cuisine and introduces Chinese food culture with cooking demonstrations, hands-on sessions and meals. Cooking classes are Thur–Sun, 11am–2pm, RMB 300 per person (cash only), seating capacity is eight. Includes an eight-course gourmet dinner with free flow of wine. Friday & Saturday, 6.30pm–9.30pm, RMB 300 per person (cash only), seating capacity is 20. You also can book for your own private class or event here. RMB 400 per person(minimum four people) Thu-Sun 11am-2pm. 13 Fangjia Hutong, Dongcheng District. (159 1096 2965, 方家美食工作 室, 东城区方家胡同13号 Haollee Professional Baking Classes This center was founded in 2010 by pastry artist Hao Lee, who has 20 years’ experience working as a head chef and chef de patisserie in many European hotels and restaurants. Haollee Professional Baking Classes specializes in professional baking training, coffee classes, cake design, and patisserie creation, group events (pastry tasting and DIY baking), and corporate team building events in Mandarin and English. Rm 2707, Tower B (Fortune Center Ao City), Tianlangyuan, Hongjunying Nanlu, Chaoyang District. ( 西餐艺 术, 朝阳区朝阳区北苑路红军营南路傲城融富 中心B座2707 Hias Gourmet Founded in 2007, Hias Gourmet is a social enterprise that specializes in food and market tours, cooking classes, and corporate team building events. The company’s profits go towards educational, environmental, and health projects. 7 Xinsi Hutong, Dongcheng District. ( www.hiasgourmet. com 东城区辛寺胡同7号 HLCC Culture Center HLCC is a cultural center set in the heart of Shunyi villa compounds and whose purpose is to help foreign expatriates in Beijing to breach the cultural gap between them and Chinese people. Based on their extensive experience teaching Chinese to foreigners, HLCC has developed unique methods of allowing students to quickly acquire the tools needed for daily

communication. These include cooking lessons, RMB 150 per lesson(subject to changes), painting lessons and more. 2751, 5/F, Bldg 27 Capital Paradise, Shunyi District. (8046 3328) The Hutong Set in an attractive courtyard, this is one of Beijing’s best informal cooking schools with classes on everything from regional Chinese cuisine to pizza making and Pakistani curries. Also offers a variety of meetings, clubs and workshops focused on intercultural friendship and learning. 1 Jiudaowan Zhongxiang Hutong (southeast of Beixinqiao subway station), Dongcheng District. (6404 3355; 159 0104 6127, 东城区九道湾中巷胡同1号 (北新桥地铁站东南边)

Chinese Baoyuan Jiaozi Wu Daily 11am-10pm. North of 6 Maizidian Jie, Chaoyang District. (6586 4967) 宝源饺子屋, 朝阳区麦子店街6号楼北侧 Bianyifang This “laozihao” (time-honored brand) restaurant, whose first branch is located in the historic Qianmen area, has been serving up some of the capital’s finest duck since 1855, and boasts its own special slow roast technique for more mouth watering results. 1) Xinxi Lu, Haidian District.; 2) Bldg 21, Anxiangli, Chaoyang District. (64856688); 3) 4/F Guorui Da Sha (Glory Plaza), Chongwen District. (67112244); 4) 101 Fucheng Lu, Haidian District. (88146066); 5) Daily 11am9.30pm. 3/F Building 2, New World Shopping Mall, 3 Chongwenmenwai Dajie, Chongwen District. (6708 8680); 6) Daily 10.30am-10pm. 36 Xingfu Dajie, Chongwen District. (6711 6465); 7) Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-9pm. 4/F, Bldg 1, Dacheng International Center, 78 Dongsihuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5962 6999); 8) Mon-Fri 10.30am-2pm, 4.309pm; Sat-Sun 10.30am-9pm. 6 Beisanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (8208 1019) www. 便宜坊, 1) 海淀区信息路; 2) 朝阳区安翔里甲21号楼; 3) 崇文区崇外大街国瑞 大厦4楼; 4) 海淀区阜成路101号; 5) 崇文区崇文 门外大街3号新世界商场二期3层; 6) 崇文区幸福 大街36号; 7) 朝阳区东四环中路78号大成国际中 心1号楼4层; 8) 朝阳区北三环中路6号 Bellagio See and be seen at these Taiwanese hipster eateries, perfect for late night sweet treats (shaved ice with mango, anyone?), divine claypot tofu, and the splendidly numbing Chongqing lazi ji. The Gongti branch’s compelling people-watching offers a tasty respite from a long evening of dancing at the nightspots nearby. And any place that gives all its staff a compulsory basin haircut has to be worth a visit, right? Voted “Outstanding Kung Pao Chicken” and “Best for Late Night Dining” in the Beijinger’s 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) Daily 11am-4am. 35 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (8451 9988); 2) Daily 11am-10pm. Rm 6, 5/F, 1 Dongzhimen Nandajie, Dongcheng District. (8409 8075); 3) Daily 11am-4am. 6 Gongti Xilu, south of the Gongti 100 Bowling Alley, Chaoyang District. (6551 3533); 4) Daily 11am-10pm. R-25 Zhongguancun Plaza, 15 Zhongguancun Dajie, Haidian District. (5172 1340); 5) Daily 10am-10pm. 6F-19, 131 Xidan Beidajie, Xicheng District. (5971 6529); 6) Daily 10am-10pm. 1/F, Bldg 1, 16 Guangshun Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8476 4645); 7) Daily 11am2am. Bldg 4, Area 2 Anhui Beili, Yayuncun, Chaoyang District. (6489 4300); 8) Daily 11am10pm. 6/F, Shin Kong Place, 87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (6530 5658) 鹿港小镇, 1) 朝阳区霄云路35号; 2) 东城区东直门南大街1号 5层6号; 3) 朝阳区工体西路6号(工体100南边); 4) 海淀区中关村大街15号中关村广场商业步行街 R-25号; 5) 西城区西单北大街131号6F-19号; 6) 朝阳区广顺大街16号院1号楼1层; 7) 朝阳区亚运 村安慧北里2区4号楼(炎黄艺术馆斜对面); 8) 朝 阳区建国路87号新光天地6层 Da Dong Roast Duck Kids love getting their fingers dirty when crafting pancake after pancake of delicious duck at this Beijing favorite. Aside from the duck, they also have a large selection of homestyle standards. Voted best “Chinese Restaurant of the Year,” “Beijing

Duck” and “Best for Impressing Visitors” in the 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am-10pm. 1) 5/F, Jinbao Dasha, Jinbao Jie, Dongcheng District. (8522 1234); 2) 1-2/F, Nanxincang International Plaza, 22A Dongsishitiao, Dongcheng District. (5169 0329); 3) 3 Tuanjiehu Beikou, Dongsanhuan Lu (southeast corner of Changhong Qiao), Chaoyang District. (6582 2892/4003) 北京大董 烤鸭店, 1) 东城区金宝街金宝大厦5层; 2) 东城 区东四十条甲22号南新仓国际大厦1~2楼(立交桥 西南角); 3) 朝阳区团结湖北口3号楼东三环路( 长虹桥东南角) Din Tai Fung Taste just one hand-rolled dumpling and you’ll know why they’re famous around the world (and a big hit with the kids). Playrooms available. Voted “Best Dim Sum” in the Beijinger’s 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) Unit LG2-20, 9 Dongdaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District.; 2) Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5-10pm. 24 Xinyuan Xili Zhongjie, Chaoyang District. (6462 4502); 3) Mon-Fri 11.30am-9.30pm, Sat-Sun 11am-10pm. 7/F, Dangdai Shangcheng, 40 Zhongguancun Dajie, Haidian District. (6269 6726); 4) Daily 11.30am-9.30pm. 6/F, Shin Kong Place, China Central Place, 87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (6533 1536) www. 鼎泰丰, 1) 朝阳区东大桥路 9号LG2-20层; 2) 朝阳区新源西里中街24号; 3) 海淀区中关村大街40号当代商城7层; 4) 朝阳区 建国路87号华贸中心新光天地6层 Ding Ding Xiang You’d be nuts to bring a toddler to a hot pot joint, but Ding Ding Xiang’s individual hot pots make it easy even for picky eaters to satisfy their own tastes. And who doesn’t like playing with fire? Let the flames begin! Voted “Outstanding Hot Pot” in the Beijinger’s 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) Daily 11am-10pm. 2/F, Yuanjia International Apartments, Dongzhimenwai, Dongzhong Jie (opposite East Gate Plaza), Dongcheng District. (6417 9289); 2) 1/F West Tower, 8 Dongdaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5900 3137/3079); 3) Daily 11.30am-11pm. 1/F, 14 Dongzhong Jie, Dongzhimenwai, Dongcheng District. (6417 2546); 4) Daily 11am-10pm. Bldg 7, Guoxing Jiayuan, Shouti Nanlu, Haidian District. (8835 7775/7779); 5) Daily 11am-10pm. 6/F, Shin Kong Place, 87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (6530 5997/7172) http://www.dingdingxiang. 鼎鼎香, 1) 东城区东直门外东中街东环 广场对面元嘉国际公寓2层; 2) 朝阳区东大桥路8 号SOHO尚都西塔一层; 3) 东城区东直门外东中街 14号1层; 4) 海淀区首体南路国兴家园7号楼1-2 层; 5) 朝阳区建国路87号新光天地6楼D6006号 GREEN T. HOUSE Living Inspired by a Tang dynasty era bathhouse, this suburban spa retreat is a meticulously designed fusion of architectural styles, colors and sculptures that boasts, among other amenities, a giant indoor green tea bath and a terrace jacuzzi that can hold up to 20, as well as a 1,500 squaremeter-villa filled with antiques, traditional and contemporary furniture (including a massive dining table), an open kitchen and luxurious beds that can accommodate overnight guests. Fine wines, specialty teas and cocktails complement the massage therapies (including the uber decadent “ten hands” massage) and bathing rituals. See also Green T. House. Daily 11.30am-11.30pm. 318 Hegezhuang Village, Cuigezhuang, Chaoyang District. (8456 4922 ext 8, 136 0113 7132, 136 0113 7232) 紫云轩 茶事, 朝阳区崔各庄乡合各庄村318号 Haidilao Hot Pot As famous for its hospitality as it is for its authentic Sichuan cuisine: get your nails done and enjoy a fruit plate while you wait in the long queue. Don’t forget to ask for the noodle show – an energetic waiter will pull noodles right at your table. Voted “Best Hot Pot,” “Outstanding Service” and “Outstanding Chinese Restaurant of the Year” in the Beijinger’s 2011 Restaurant Awards. 1) 2 Dahuisi Lu, Haidian District. (6213 3511); 2) 26-2 Pufang Lu, Fengtai District.; 3) 2/F, 11 Majiapu Lu, Fengtai District. (6757 7027); 4) Unit C, Bldg 4, Wanda Plaza, 18 Shijingshan Lu, Shijingshan District. (8868 9559); 5) 4/F Hulian Wanliu Shopping Center, 2 Bagou Lu, Haidian District. (8258 9332); 6) 4/F Jiamao Shopping Center, 5 Cuiwei Lu, Haidian District. (6821

Family Dining 8532); 7) 2/F Donghua Shang Dasha, 2 Yanjing Xili, Hongmiao, Chaoyang District. (6506 0403); 8) 29 Nanmofang Lu Pingle Yuan, Chaoyang District. (8779 8911); 9) 8/F Tianyingtai Dept Store, 88 Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District. (5762 0153); 10) 4/F Suning Electrical Appliance Store, Section 1, 4 Beiwa Lu, Zizhuyuan Lu, Haidian District. (6871 6676); 11) 4/F Wangjing Guoji Shangye Zhongxin, 9 Wangjing Dongjie, Chaoyang District. (5920 3512); 12) 1-2/F Zhongjian Er Ju Dasha, 42 Guanganmen Nanjie, Xuanwu District. (5181 6880); 13) Daily 24hrs. Bldg 7, Xixi Friendship Store (just north of Xidan Shopping Mall), 109 Xidan Dajie, Xicheng District. (6617 4043); 14) 10.30am-11pm. 31 Huayuan Donglu (north of Peony Hotel), Haidian District. (6203 3112); 15) Daily 24hrs. 2A Baijiazhuang Lu (next to No. 80 Middle School), Chaoyang District. (6595 2982); 16) Daily 10.30am-3am. 3/F, Beiyue Dasha, 2A Huixin Dongjie, Chaoyang District. (8463 9300) 海底捞火锅, 1) 海淀 区海淀区大慧寺路2号; 2) 丰台区丰台区蒲芳路 26-2号; 3) 丰台区丰台区马家堡西路11号2楼; 4) 石景山区石景山区石景山路乙18号万达广场 c栋4楼; 5) 海淀区海淀区巴沟路2号华联万柳购 物中心4楼; 6) 海淀区海淀区翠微路5号嘉购物中 心4楼; 7) 朝阳区朝阳区红庙延静西里2号东华 商大厦2楼; 8) 朝阳区朝阳区南磨房路平乐园29 号; 9) 东城区东城区王府井大街88号乐天银泰百 货8楼; 10) 海淀区海淀区紫竹院路北洼路4号1区 195号楼苏宁电器4楼; 11) 朝阳区朝阳区望京街9 号望京国际商业中心4楼; 12) 宣武区宣武区广安 门南街42号中建二局大厦1-2楼; 13) 西城区西单 北大街109号西西友谊商场7楼西单商场北边; 14) 海淀区花园东路31号牡丹宾馆北; 15) 朝阳区白 家庄路甲2号 (八十中学西侧); 16) 朝阳区惠新 东街甲2号北奥大厦3层 Yao RestaurantServes Sichuan standards, including yuxiang rousi, ganbian siji dou, shuizhuyu (spicy boiled fish) and more. The Lido location draws a lot of tourists. 10.30am-11pm. 1) 101 inside the clubhouse, Vanke Village, Houshayu, Chaoyang District. (6434 1534); 2) 311 Gao Jiayuan, Jiu Xianqiao(opposite to Lido Hotel), Chaoyang District. (6434 1534) 四川幺店子饭庄, 1) 朝阳 区近郊顺义区后沙峪万科城市花园会所101号; 2) 朝阳区酒仙桥高家园311号丽都饭店对面

European The English Tearoom Located behind Shunyi’s Beidong Flower Market, The English Tearoom is a quintessentially British, familyfriendly tearoom. The cafe prides itself on serving real tea in traditional English-style teapots, including black teas, green tea, rooibos, herbal and fruit teas (all imported from the UK). Visitors will also find gourmet coffee, fresh fruit juices, and smoothies. For food, there are traditional fresh-baked English scones and a selection of British cakes and biscuits. The light lunch menu includes sandwiches, salads, and specials like sausage rolls and Scotch eggs. There’s also an English afternoon tea and a generous English breakfast. The English Tearoom strives to use organic, local, and free-range produce whenever possible. The space is divided into the Main Tearoom and the Children’s Tearoom; the latter contains a large play area for tots to run around in. Parking is available outside the restaurant within the Chuangyi Yuan compound. Daily 8.30am-6pm. Inside Chuangyi Yuan, 1A Shunhuang Lu (near Scitech Outlets), Sunhe Township, Shunyi District. (8459 4407, 158 1099 8410 (English and Chinese)) 英国茶房, 顺义区孙河乡顺黄路甲1号创意园内( 近赛特奥特莱斯) Fish Nation Hearty servings of chunky chips and the largest piece of boneless fish you may encounter in China. Also has salads, tempura prawns and imported beer (including Hoegaarden and Abbots Ale) and wine. The Sanlitun branch draws a late night crowd, while the Nanluoguxiang branch serves brunch, salads, and pizza in addition to fish and chips. Available for catering and events. Sun-Thu 11am-2am, Fri-Sat 11am-4am. Sanlitun Houjie (around the corner from Poachers Inn), Chaoyang District. (6415 0119) http://www.

Directories 鱼邦, 朝阳区三里屯后街 (青年酒吧附近) The Orchard An institution among residents of residents of out-of-town expat hideout Shunyi, The Orchard comes highly recommended for its affordable menu of western food and emphasis on organic produce, with ample provision for little ones making it an ideal spot for family dining. The restaurant’s remoteness from the city center lends it added appeal as a retreat from the rough and tumble of urban life (although the surrounding village of Hegezhuang, which is also home to Green T. Living and the Yin Yang Community Center, is quickly gentrifying), but does make transportation something of a headache – finding a taxi back into town can be a challenge, so come equipped with a plan. The well-known Sunday brunch (11am-3pm) is RMB 210 a person. Children can relax with a video and enjoy the cushy chairs in the kids’ room, or head outside for a stroll around the lake with mom and dad. Voted “Outstanding Brunch (Affordable)” in the Beijinger’s 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily noon-3pm, 6-9pm. From Jingshun Lu, turn left (west) at Shunbai Lu Intersection, (turn at the driveway just west of the Hegezhuang Village Sign), Chaoyang District. (6433 6270) 果园, 朝阳区崔各庄乡何各 庄村(过何各庄村路标往南转) Park Side Bar & Grill This family-friendly restaurant featuring a pleasant garden terrace is ideal for both dating or family dining. Burgers, steaks, wings, salads, sandwiches, steaks and other Western fare, complemented by a healthy wine list. Daily 10am-late. 9-6 Jiangtai Xilu (opposite Rosedale Hotel), Chaoyang District. (6444 6555, info@ 园景, 朝阳区将台西路9-6号(珀丽酒店对面) Switch! Grill Offering a lunch express set menu as well as a all day menu and a dinner menu that is grill inspired menu featuring fresh seasonal ingredients, great appetizers, juicy steaks and perfectly prepared seafood. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week, or just pop in for a few drinks, one of our signature appetizers and watch the game on the big screens and satellite! Daily 11am-10pm. 1/F, Regent Land, 66 Gongti Beilu (east of the Swissotel), Chaoyang District. (6553 5691) 朝阳 区工体北路66号瑞士公寓西侧1层 The Full English The Full English offers traditional English-style breakfast and brunch with eggs, sausage, bacon, hash browns, tomato, baked beans, and toast. The restaurant also has English thin pancakes (similar to crepes) served with lemon. For kids, The Full English serves a smaller version of the traditional breakfast. In addition, fresh coffee, English tea, and a variety of cold juices and drinks are available. Prices range from RMB 52 for the largest brunch item, and RMB 46 and under for other dishes. New additions will be made to the menu in time. Some parking available. Soft opening hours: Sat 8am-2pm (food served until 1.45pm).. Nanhu Beilu (100m south of the Nanhu PSB), Wangjing, Chaoyang District. (150 1035 0681, roger_bishop@ 老六碳滋味, 朝阳区望京南湖北路 (南湖派出所向南100米) Vineyard Cafe This hutong cafe, specializing in comfort food and comfy couches, is both hip and sensible, and their hearty English breakfasts are excellent weekend brunch fare. Good pizza and excellent beer selection. Voted “Outstanding Brunch (Affordable)” in the Beijinger’s 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Tue-Sun 11.30am-11.30pm. 31 Wudaoying Hutong (just north of the Confucius temple), Dongcheng District. (6402 7961, info@ 葡萄院 儿, 东城区五道营胡同31号

French Cafe de la Poste Daily noon-2:30pm, 6pm12am. 58 Yonghegong Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6402 7047) 云 游驿, 东城区雍和宫大街58号

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Crepanini Run by two Bretons, this small cafe features a variety of savory and dessert crepes (including a buckwheat Breton Crepe and the ever-popular Nutella and Banana Crepe). In addition, they offer a selection of paninis and waffles and drinks include coffee, smoothies, cider and pastis. Set breakfast and lunch menus on offer. Local delivery available. Sun-Thu 9ammidnight, Fri-Sat 9am-2am. Unit A110, 1/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6092/93) 可百尼尼, 朝阳区三里屯路81号那里花 园1层酒吧街对面 Maison Boulud Famous New York chef Daniel Boulud brings his take on French food to the swanky premises of the old American Legation. Expensive, but brunch is better value at RMB 98-238. Voted “Best French (High End),” “Best Wine List,” “Best Service,” “Outstanding for Impressing Visitors,” “Outstanding Decor,” “Outstanding Brunch,” and “Non-Chinese Restaurant of the Year” in the Beijinger’s 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Mon-Fri 11.30am2pm, 6-10pm; Sat-Sun (brunch) 11am4pm, 6-10pm. Ch’ien Men 23, 23 Qianmen Dongdajie, Dongcheng District. (6559 9200, 布鲁宫法餐厅, 东城 区前门东大街23号

German Paulaner Brauhaus This long-running restaurant is one of Beijing’s best choices for authentic, if pricey, Bavarian-style German food (think sausages and sauerkraut). Located next to the Kempinski hotel, the venue features a 429-square-meter beer garden that can seat up to 290 and its own microbrewery that brews Paulaner’s own beer (including light and dark wheat beers), with prices ranging from RMB 46 for a small glass to RMB 114 for steins. Schnapps, liquers, digestifs and aperitifs are also served and a la carte items include pork knuckle and hog roast served on traditional cast iron pans, and a range of Bavarian snacks served on wooden boards. Daily lunch specials go for RMB 112 and includes dishes ranging from lamb shanks to Viennese chicken. Daily 11am-1am. Kempinski Hotel, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 3388 ext 5732) 普 拉那啤酒坊餐厅, 朝阳区亮马桥路50号凯宾斯 基饭店 South German Bakery, Cafe Konstanz and Bodenseestube Provides over 20 varities of German and European rye, wheat and white breads (Alpenschpitz, Mohn Stange, Kaese Stange, toast bread and baguettes), along with tasty homemade cakes and sweets. Upstairs you’ll find Cafe Konstanz and Bodenseestube, a south German restaurant that offers great weekend breakfasts (Sat-Sun, 8.30am-3pm), business lunches, dumplings, sausages, sauerkraut, cheese noodles and hearty German dinners. Sandwiches and quality coffee also available. Available for private parties and events. Daily 9am-10pm (restaurant), 7am10pm (bakery). 27 Lucky Street, 1 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5867 0201,, michael@ www.germanbakery. 德南面包房, 朝阳区朝阳公园路1号好 运街27号

Ice Cream Cold Stone Creamery Daily 10am-10pm. 1) B1/F, China World Tower 1, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 8588); 2) Shop C1-2a, Solana Shopping Park, 1 Chaoyang Gongyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District. (5905 6058); 3) Shop 1016, Bldg C, Yansha Outlets Tower, 9 Dongsihuan (East Fourth Ring at Gongda Qiao), Chaoyang District. (8738 3266); 4) Floor M, New Gate City Mall, 19 Zhongguancun Dajie, Haidian District. (8248 6368, 8248 6358); 5) L108-109 Europlaza, Yuxiang Lu, Tianzhu Zhen, Shunyi District. (8046 6323); 6) B1-25 Joy City, 131A Xidan Beidajie, Xicheng District. (5971 6399), http:// 酷圣石冰淇淋, 1) 朝阳区建国门外大街1号国贸1座B1层; 2) 朝阳 区朝阳公园西路1号Solana蓝色港湾C1-2a店铺; 3) 朝阳区东四环工大桥燕莎奥特莱斯二期C座



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1016店铺; 4) 海淀区中关村大街19号新中关购 物中心M层; 5) 顺义区天竺镇裕翔路99号欧陆广 场L108-109; 6) 西城区西单北大街甲131大悦城 B1-25号店铺 Haagen-Dazs Super-premium frozen treats for the well-to-do. 1) Unit R29, Zhongguancun Plaza Pedestrian Street, 15 Zhongguangun Dajie, Haidian District. (5172 1606); 2) 1/F, Raffles City, 1 Dongzhimen Nandajie, Dongcheng District. (8409 8790); 3) 1/F, Beijing APM, 138 Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6559 6277); 4) 1/F, Wangjing Jiamao Shopping Center, 33 Guangshun Beidajie, Chaoyang District. (8472 9478); 5) Unit L05b, Huamao Shangye Jie (north of Shin Kong Place), 89 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (6530 7045); 6) Unit 130, 1/F, Viva Mall, 65 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5903 7061); 7) 1/F, Beijing International Club, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6532 6661) 哈根达 斯, 1) 海淀区中关村大街15号中关村广场步行街 R29室; 2) 东城区东直门南大街1号来福士购物中 心1层; 3) 东城区王府井大街138号北京APM 1层 (近长安街); 4) 朝阳区广顺北大街33号嘉茂购物 中心1层(近大西洋新城); 5) 朝阳区建国路89号 华贸商业街1层L05b铺(近新光天地); 6) 朝阳区东 三环中路65号富力广场1层130商铺(双井桥西北); 7) 朝阳区建国门外大街21号北京国际俱乐部饭店 1层(近日坛路) 恒河印度餐厅, 1) 朝阳区工体 北路13号世贸百货1号楼2层202; 2) 海淀区成府 路五道口U-Center6层; 3) 朝阳区东直门外大街 28号爱尔兰酒吧2层; 4) 朝阳区光华路9号世贸 天阶地下1层138A; 5) 朝阳区将台路2号海润国 际公寓底商5号 Mughal`s Restaurant Friendly staff serve up Halal food like authentic Indian and Pakistani tandoori and curry dishes in this nicely decorated restaurant. Their tikka masalas are especially worth trying. Also offers weekdays set lunch (RMB 45) and summertime terrace seating. Voted “Outstanding Indian/Pakistani” in the Beijinger’s 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am-3pm, 6-11pm. 4/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6082/134 , 6638 2160, 莫卧尔印度餐厅, 朝阳区三里屯路81号那里花园4层 Santoor Daily 11am-2.30pm, 5pm-11pm. 12 Ju’er Hutong, Nanluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. (6402 0310) 萨都里, 东城区南锣鼓巷 菊儿胡同12号

Vai Milano This Italian ice cream parlor is nicely furnished and offers an almost overwhelming selection of gelatos, sundaes, pastries and coffee. Daily 10am - 10pm. LG38 Indigo Mall, 18 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8420 0372, 朝阳区LG-38号颐提港商场 酒仙桥路18号

The Taj Pavilion This is a great place for a family meal and would make for a wild birthday experience for teens – a visit to the Cosmic Bowling Alley next door followed by a classic Indian meal. Lille kids Kids unfamiliar with Indian cuisine might find certain dishes a bit too exotic, though many dishes can be prepared with less fiery spice. Try the Chicken tikka, tandoori gobi (cauliflower kebabs), or dal palak (yellow lentils cooked with spinach). As a side note, the bathrooms are located outside the restaurant in the hallway. Voted “Outstanding Indian” in the Beijinger’s 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11.30am2.30pm, 6-10.30pm. 1) F2-03, 2/F, North Tower, China Overseas Plaza, 8 Guanghua Dong Li, Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 5866); 2) 3/F, Holiday Inn Lido, Jiangtai Lu, Shoudu Jichang Lu, Chaoyang District. (6436 7678, 6437 6688 ext 3811); 3) L222, Europlaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Tianzhu Zhen, Shunyi District. (8046 3238) http://www. 泰姬楼印度餐厅, 1) 朝阳区 建国门外大街光华东里8号中海广场北楼2层F203; 2) 朝阳区首都机场路将台路丽都假日酒店广 场缤纷廊3层; 3) 顺义区天竺镇裕翔路99号欧陆 时尚购物中心L222室

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Sunberry Frozen Yogurt Serves fresh yogurt made from real cream with a variety of toppings - strawberry, kiwi, mango, papaya, pineapple, melon, chocolate chips, red beans etc. 12.30-11pm. 1) B1, Gate City Mall, Zhongguancun, Haidian District. (8248 6398); 2) South Shichahai and Qianhai,10 meters away from East Shore Jazz, near the Di’anmen Post Office, Dongcheng District. (6406 5393) 三佰瑞 冻酸奶, 1) 海淀区10 (海淀黄庄), Exit A2 to the Gate City Mall新中关购物中心; 2) 东城区什刹海 前海南沿(近地安门邮局)

Ganges Indian Restaurant This is a good restaurant for the gastronomically adventurous. Spicy dishes can be cooked without the heat upon request (probably a good idea for the young ones). There’s a play area with two kids’ tables and chairs, plus books and crayons mixed in with other toys. For smaller diners, there are a few highchairs available. In a nutshell, this is delicious Indian food in a comfortable environment that won’t break your budget. Winner of “Best India/Pakistani” in the Beijinger’s 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 10am-11pm. 1) Stall 202, 2/F, Bldg 1, Shimao Department Store, 13 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6416 0181); 2) 6/F, Wudaokou U-Center, Chengfu Lu, Haidian District.; 3) 2/F, Paddy O’Shea’s, 28 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6417 0900); 4) 138A, B1/F, The Place, 9 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6587 2999); 5) 5/B, Hairun International Apartment, 2 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. (5135 8353) www.ganges-

Alio Olio Annie’s at Chaoyang Park West Gate faces some tough competition from this restaurant, whose Italian boss used to be Annie’s right-hand man. Plenty has gone into the design at Alio Olio, with atmospheric lighting, framed Lamborghini prints, a roaring pizza oven and a funky spiral staircase leading to a cozy second floor ideal for parties and small events. The menu covers all the usual bases at prices even Annie’s can’t match. Pizzas are a steal at RMB 36 for a large margherita. Salads, soups, antipasti and mains – try the lamb chops – are similarly generous, and a glass of imported house wine is just RMB 20. Owner Giuseppe plans to open for breakfast soon, serving cappuccinos and pastries at a standing counter just like in Italy. Delivery to nearby apartments should soon be available. Daily 11am-10.30pm. West gate of Chaoyang Park, Chaoyang District. (6594 0938) 朝阳区朝 阳公园西门 Panino Giusto Panino Giusto’s eerie similarity to Panino Teca is not coincidental. The Italian father-son team behind Panino Giusto were the original creators of Panino Teca, and struck out on their own with a new name but similar concept (sounds a bit familiar to us). With Italian deli delights like Parma ham and spicy salami stuffed between a variety of breads like ciabatta, bruschetta, and French rolls, Giusto’s sandwiches are a tasty and substantial meal, and the fresh salads are satisfyingly filling they also do some pastas (including lasagna) and soups. Coffee (espresso, cappucino, americano) and desserts, include panna cotta and homemade ice cream, are available. Daily 9am-12pm. 1/F, 55 Jiezuo Dasha, Xingfu Zhongjie, Chaoyang District. (6417 7515/7531, 朝阳区幸福中街 杰座大厦55号1层 Tavola Italian Dining Excellent Neapolitanstyle Italian cuisine in a setting that works equally well for intimate dinners or group events. Business set lunch RMB 108-138. Voted “Outstanding Italian” in the Beijinger’s 2011 Restaurant Awards. Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6pm-10.30pm. 2/F, The Grand Summit, Section B, Liangmaqiao Diplomatic Mansion, 19 Dongfang Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8532 5068) 塔沃拉意大利餐厅, 朝阳区东方东路19号亮马桥外交公寓会所2层

Japanese Haru Teppanyaki and Sushi Bar Watch and listen to your food as it sizzles and cooks to your preference. Haru impresses with sleek decor and the quality of the food. Kids will be entertained by the chefs flaming hot plates, and the large portion servings mean this is a great place to spend a few extra kuai on a family night out. Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30pm-10pm. 1) Unit N4-30, 3/F, Sanlitun Village North, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District, Chaoyang District. (6415 2112); 2) 902 Pinnacle Plaza, Jingshun Lu, Shunyi District. (8046 5112) 尚 水长廊铁板烧餐厅, 1) 朝阳区三里屯路11号院 (Village北区)能号楼三层N4-30单元; 2) 顺义区 天竺镇开发区荣祥广场902 Hatsune Reservations recommended at this American-style Japanese joint with a hip, minimalist decor. Standouts include the multitextured butterfly roll, as well as the popular “Motorola,” drizzled with wasabi mayonnaise. Weekday lunch bento box set meals are a fine deal at RMB 75. Voted “Best Japanese” in the Beijinger’s 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10pm. 1) 2/F, Heqiao Bldg C, 8A Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6581 3939); 2) S8-30 (opposite Element Fresh), Bldg 8, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6415 3939) 隐 泉日本料理, 1) 朝阳区光华路甲8号和乔大厦C 座2层; 2) 朝阳区三里屯路19号三里屯Village南 区8号楼S8-30 Obentos Healthy, fresh bento delivery service. 106/107, Bdg 9, Central Park, Chaoyang District. (6597 0085/0223) 朝阳区新城国际,9号楼 106/107铺

Korean Iki Situated next to Bang Bang Pizza, this contemporary Korean barbecue offers tasty fare and great cocktails. 1) Daily 6-11pm. 111, Bldg. 3, China View, Gongti Donglu, Chaoyang District. (152 1006 4588); 2) 6pm-1am. 102 Bldg 24, Shuanghuayuan Nanli Sanqu, Chaoyang District. (152 1042 5223) 1) 朝阳区 中国红街大厦三号楼111号; 2) 朝阳区双花园南 里三区24号楼102号 Saveurs de Corée Originally located on Nanluogu Xiang, this sophisticated Xiang’er Hutong restaurant is a longstanding tourist favourite. Relax on a a pod-shaped stool and grill up a storm with carefully-sourced, freerange Dalian Wagyu. The portions are on the petite side, but flavors are fine - budgetconscious diners can opt for their lunch offerings. Highlights include their organic bibimbap and their toothsome shin ramyun chilli-spiced noodle soup with prawn, clam and squid. Winner of “Best Korean” in our 2011 Restaurant Awards. Mon - Fri 11:30am- 3:00pm / 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sat - Sun 11:30am 10:30pm. 128-1 Xiang’er Hutong, Dongcheng District. (5741 5753) www.saveursdecoree. 韩香馆, 东城区香饵胡同128-1号

Mediterranean Argo Situated in a beautifully restored courtyard building, this Greek restaurant represents another stride in Wudaoying Hutong’s quest to become the next Nanluogu Xiang. Try authentic sharing platters of baba ghanoush, tzatziki and hummus, huge moussaka portions and a large selection of grilled meats and fish, all cooked by a genuine Greek chef. Daily 11.30am-11pm.

Family Dining 59 Wudaoying Hutong (100 meters west of Vineyard Café), Dongcheng District. (8403 9748) 东城区五道营胡同59号 Athena Daily 11am-11pm. 1 Sanlitun Xiwujie, Chaoyang District. (6464 6036) 雅典娜希腊餐 厅, 朝阳区三里屯西五街1号

Middle Eastern 1001 Nights Sanlitun-area restaurant serving some of the best Middle Eastern food in Beijing -- falafel, tabouleh, hummus and kebabs. Nightly belly dancing. The Solana Mall branch has a daily lunch buffet for RMB 68. Voted “Outstanding Middle Eastern” in the Beijinger’s 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) 11am-midnight. North side of Solana Mall, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5905 6316/7/8); 2) Daily 11am-2am. Gongti Beilu (opposite Zhaolong Hotel), Chaoyang District. (6532 4050) 1001 夜, 1) 朝阳区朝阳区朝阳公园路6号SOLANA内; 2) 朝阳区工体北路兆龙饭店对面 Biteapitta Falafels, hummus, sandwiches and shawarma. Set meals available. Good value for money. Voted “Best Middle Eastern” in the Beijinger’s 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am-11pm. 2/F, Tongli Studio (same block as Le Petit Gourmand), Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District. (6467 2961, ilovepitta@ 吧嗒饼, 朝阳区三里屯后街同 里2层 Dini’s Kosher Restaurant Sun-Thu 11am10pm (available for private functions Saturday nights). Inside Bet Yaakov Chabad Community Center, 9-12 Fangyuan Xilu (near south gate of Si’de Park), Chaoyang District. (139 1074 0109) 蒂妮犹太餐厅, 朝阳区 芳园西路9-12号(四得公园南门) Rumi Beijing’s only purveyor of Persian cuisine in a stylish minimalist setting. The owners’ daughter helped design and outfit the small playroom. Let your kids judge her interior design choices while you chow down on the city’s best hummus. Children can pick from the children’s menu and park themselves in highchairs. Voted “Outstanding Middle Eastern” in the Beijinger’s 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11.30am-midnight. 1A Gongti Beilu (opposite Zhaolong Hotel), Chaoyang District. (8454 3838) 入迷, 朝阳区工体北路甲1号兆龙饭店对面

Pizza Gung Ho! Gourmet Pizza Factory Pizza delivery service that positions itself as a cut above the competition, offering ten “gourmet” toppings featuring wine-soaked blackcurrants, fresh pesto and New Zealand mozzarella. Voted “Outstanding Pizza” in the Beijinger’s 2011 Restaurant Awards. 1) 10-9 Fuli City Xingguang Avenue(West of the Beijing Capital Renaissance Hotel), Chaoyang District. (5876 5262); 2) Daily 11am-11pm. Shop 2, Hairun International Apartments, corner Jiangtai Lu and Fangyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District. (5135 8557); 3) Daily 11am-midnight. Bldg. 3, China View, (rear side, opposite City Hotel), Gongti Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8587 1404/1370) www. 叫板披萨, 1) 朝阳区富力 城, 星光大道10-9(富力大酒店网西走); 2) 朝阳区将台路2号海润国际公寓(将台路和方 园西路的十字路口); 3) 朝阳区工体东路中国 红街3号楼 Hutong Pizza With a quaint, cozy atmosphere, this pizza joint located just off the beaten track of Houhai offers arguably the best pizza (RMB 60-120) in Beijing. The veggie burgers are also hugely popular. Daily 11am-11pm. 9 Yindingqiao Hutong, Xicheng District. (8322 8916) 胡同比萨, 西城区银锭 桥胡同9号 Pizza Plus Pizza sold by the slice (or “al taglio” as the Italians say), and made by a world champion pizzamaker. Try their signature “forest” pizza, with sausage, cherry tomato and drizzles of black truffle sauce. Daily 11am-10pm. 112/115 Bojinghaoting, 8


Shizipo Jie, Dongcheng District. (6413 0991) 东城区十字坡街8号铂晶豪庭底商112/115室 The Kro’s Nest Run by Olaf Kristoffer “The Kro” Bauer, the new edition of this Beijing pizza institution features enormous pizzas, deep-fried jalapenos and other pizza innovations like pizza sliders. You’ll even find hyper-caloric desserts like funnel cake and Rocky Road Rice-Krispy Pie. The beverage offerings have expanded to wines, cocktails, soda floats, smoothies and milkshakes. All this, plus video games and WiFi. Voted “Outstanding New Restaurant of the Year (Non-Chinese)” and “Outstanding Pizza” in the Beijinger’s 2011 Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am-midnight. 1) Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (across from Salsa Caribe), Chaoyang District. (8523 6655); 2) 35 Xiaoyun Lu (opposite Renaissance Beijing Chaoyang Hotel, next to Kou Fu Ju restaurant), Chaoyang District. (8391 3131) 乌巢, 1) 朝阳区工体北路4号院 (卡利宾 拉丁舞俱乐部对面); 2) 朝阳区霄云路35号(国航 大厦万丽酒店对面, 口福居旁)

Russian The Elephant Good Russian food, especially the appetizers, like stuffed mushroom caps. The floorshow is akin to Eastern Bloc Lakers’ girls wriggling out to Shakira. Voted “Outstanding Russian” in the Beijinger’s 2011 Restaurant Awards. 1) Daily noonmidnight. Ritan Shangjie, Courtyard 39, Shenlu Jie, Chaoyang District. (8561 4013); 2) Noon-2am. A93 Toutiao, Chaoyangmenwai, Chaoyang District. (8561 4073); 3) Noon2am. (Absent Branch) B1/F, Huasheng International Building, 12 Yabao Lu,, Chaoyang District. (5120 6538) http://www. 大笨象, 1) 朝阳区神路街39号院日坛上街近日坛北路; 2) 朝阳区朝外头条甲93号日坛公园北门的附近; 3) 朝阳区化生国际大厦,押宝路12号 Traktirr Pushkin Pick the right time (lunch, early dinner) and you’ll understand why so many Russian families are loyal patrons. Who can argue with hearty portions of well-priced kid-friendly fare like chicken Kiev, steaks, pork schnitzel and mashed potatoes? Thanks to the heavy mayo application, even the salads make it down most kids’ throats. Voted “Best Russian” in the Beijinger’s 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) 10am-midnight. 1A Xiyangguan Hutong, Beizhongjie, Dongzhimennei Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6403 1690); 2) Daily 10am-midnight. 5-15 Dongzhimennei Dajie, Dongcheng District. (8407 8158, 6403 1896) 彼得堡俄餐厅, 1) 东 城区东直门内大街北中街西羊管胡同甲1号; 2) 东城区东直门内大街5-15号

Southeast Asian Malacca Legend This elaborate Malaysian restaurant boasts serene water views and zesty Southeast Asian cuisine. Also offers catering services and delivery in the Shunyi area. 1) Daily noon-10pm. 1/F Building B, Ocean International Center, 58 Dongsihuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5908 0075); 2) Daily 11am-10pm. On the banks of Luoma lake, Houshayu, Shunyi District. (8049 8902) 马六 甲传奇, 1) 朝阳区东四环路58号远洋国际中心B 座1层; 2) 顺义区后沙峪镇罗马湖畔 Nuage Worth visiting for its chic, French colonial atmosphere – complete with dim lighting, rickshaws and waitresses in stylish ao dai – and its stunning lakeside location. Voted “Outstanding Vietnamese” in our 2009 Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am-11pm. 22 Qianhai Dongyan, Xicheng District. (6401 9581) 庆云楼, 西 城区前海东沿22号

Thai Bali Papaya Bali Papaya offers authentic Indo-Thai cuisine in a venue sporting wooden décor paired with bright colors, contemporary Gamelan music and Indonesian and Thai art. The flavors on offer are akin to the real deal try the refreshing Thai Beef Salad with its zing of lemongrass and cilantro and the Indonesian

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Fried Rice set, which includes fried egg and chicken, along with tender peanut sauced chicken satay. The Thai Green Curry comes with a kick (rice, however, is not included). Daily 11am-11pm. 2/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District, Chaoyang District. (5208 6029) 朝阳区三里屯路81号那里花园2层

support is available upon request.24-hr appointment service. 1) Daily 8am-4.30pm. 9 Fangyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6434 2399 24hr hotline, 800 610 6200); 2) 9-9 Jiangtai Xilu, Chaoyang District. 北京美中宜和妇儿医院, 1) 朝阳区芳园西路9 号; 2) 朝阳区将台西路9-9号

Very Siam Treat yourself to Thai at this exquisite establishment. Capacity to host parties of up to 30 people. English menu available. Voted “Outstanding Thai” in the Beijinger’s 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) Daily 11.30am-11.30pm. 10A Xinyuan Xili Dongjie (in the alley northwest of Yuyang Hotel), Chaoyang District. (8451 0031); 2) Daily 11am-11pm. 4/F Yihai Hongze Shopping Mall, northeast corner of Dongdaqiao Intersection, Chaoyang District. (6586 8248) www.verysiam. com 非常泰, 1) 朝阳区新源西里东街甲10号渔阳 饭店西北胡同内; 2) 朝阳区东大桥十字路口东北 角易海宏泽商场4层

Beijing 21st Century Hospital Beijing 21st Century Hospital is a comprehensive healthcare facility, providing health screening services, medical care and health management for the international community in Beijing. This hospital’s team of internationally experienced physicians and nurses provides world-class medical care in a comfortable, clean and quiet setting. The hospital uses a Japanese management style, modern medical equipment and supporting electronic data systems to continuously improve quality and efficiency of health care services. Beijing 21st Century Hospital also works closely with different hospitals and their medical specialists in China and Japan, providing tele-medicine and international medical transfer. Direct billing with international insurers is provided. Languages spoken: English, Japanese, Korean, German, Chinese. Mon-Fri 9am-7pm, Sat-Sun 9am-6pm; 24-hr house call service. 1-2/F, 21st Century Plaza, A40 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8444 6168 (English/ Chinese), 8444 6169 (Japanese/Korean)) 朝阳区亮马桥路 甲40号21世纪大厦1-2楼

Vegetarian Baihe Vegetarian More than the sum of its parts, Lily Vegetarian (formerly Vanilla Garden) is a great place to enjoy vegetarian cuisine, sip imported organic coffees and herbal teas, or just hang out. Also boasts helpful and attentive staff, an English menu, desserts, and wireless Internet access. Since Lily does not follow monastic traditions, diners are not forbidden the pungency of onion and garlic in these pleasant restaurants. Try the suchang “sausage”; baochao sanding, a stir-fry of diced carrots, “meat” and cashews; jiangxiang candou, a stir-fry of lima beans with minced “meat”; and qianceng bing, layered pancake with thyme. Don’t miss the hot plum tea. Daily 11am-10pm. 23A Caoyun Hutong, Dongzhimennei Beixiaojie, Dongcheng District. (6405 2082) 百合素食, 东城区东直门 内北小街,草园胡同甲23号 The Veggie Table The shiitake mushroom burger would bully many of Beijing’s beefy sandwiches out of the ballpark. Sesame studded, stodgy whole-wheat bread encloses a fat, herby ‘shroom patty, served with deliciously crispy “baked” home fries and coleslaw cut by someone who understands the stuff. Other big hitters included a shocking pink beet salad spiked with crunchy walnuts, hummus thick like nearly-set cement, and ajvar, a paste of eggplant, onion and red pepper spread on dark rye bread. The dal bhat, served with organic brown rice, is another gutsy, flavor-packed dish, best washed-down with one of the well-chosen craft beers. Daily 10.30am to 11.30pm (last order 10.30pm).. 19 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng District. (6446 2073) 吃素的, 东 城区五道营胡同19号

Family Health Clinics & Hospitals AmAsia International Medical Center Formerly known as American-Sino Hospital, AmAsia International Medical Center focuses on meeting women’s and children’s healthcare needs in a warm and relaxing environment. AmAsia uses the latest international medical technology and is staffed by English-speaking doctors experienced in the fields of obstetrics and gynecology. Nurses and midwives also speak English and the center can provide language services in both Japanese and Russian. Provides direct billing with most major international insurance providers, as well as allowing direct payments. Daily 24hrs. 218 Xiaoguan Beili, Anwai Dajie, east of Olympic Center, Chaoyang District. (6496 8888/5151) 东方美华医院, 朝阳区 安外大街小关北里218号(奥体中心东) Amcare Women’s & Children’s Hospital This newly opened hospital near the Lido focuses on maternity services, women’s health and pediatrics. Foreign language



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It is a comprehensive evidenced-based healthcare system that treats acute and chronic disorders. It also promotes preventative healthcare by supporting a strong immune system so that a person can better resist illness.Services: Acupunture, Massage, Moxibustion, Chinese Herbal Medicine Therapy, Ba Gua, Pricking, etc.Not just a medical clinic, we are also interested in spreading knowledge and awareness of Chinese medicine to the Western world, and thus in advocating education, often organize classes/forums/lectures in topics such as Massage, Acupuncture, Tai Chi, etc. at the clinic. Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm, Sat&Sun 9am8pm. Rm 107, 8 Xaioyunli, Chaoyang District. (5613 7619, 133 3104 0363, dywjmedical@ 北京东文中医 诊所, 朝阳区霄云里8号,107室 Beijing HarMoniCare Women and Children’s Hospital (HMC) Beijing HarMoniCare Women and Children’s Hospital (HMC) offers medical services both Chinese and western families with JCI (Joint Commission International) standard. HMC is strategic partner of PHMI and cooperates with Teaching Hospital of Harvard Medical School—Boston Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital. Located next to Olympic Forest Park, HMC covers an area of 13,000 square meters. HMC is a medical center in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Pediatrics. Daily 8am-5pm. A2 Xiaoguan Beili, Beiyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (6499 0000, contact@ 和美妇儿医院, 朝阳区北苑路小关北里甲2号 Beijing New Century Harmony Pediatric Clinic As a satellite clinic of renowned Beijing New Century International Children’s Hospital, Beijing New Century Harmony Pediatric Clinic has a strong team of experienced pediatricians and nurses from China and overseas. Multilingual services are offered on a 24hr basis, consultations 9am-9pm. Harmony Business Center, Liyuan Street, Tianzhu Zhen, Shunyi District. (6456 2599) 北京新世纪荣和儿科门诊 部, 顺义区天竺镇丽苑街荣和商业中心

Beijing Aier-Intech Eye Hospital 15 years of eye care experience, including emergency treatment, telephone consultations, laser vision corrective surgery and preventative care. On-site shop sells frames and lenses. The VIP clinic has English-speaking staff, many trained overseas. Can direct bill to many international insurance companies. Daily 8.30am-4.30pm. 1,4,5/F Panjiayuan Plaza, 12 Panjiayuan Nanli, Chaoyang District. (6773 2700, customerservice@intecheye. com) 英智眼科医院, 朝 阳区潘家园南里12号潘家园大厦1,4,5层 Beijing Antai Maternity Hospital Founded in 2003, Beijing Antai Maternity Hospital is the first hospital in Beijing with a water birth center to allow natural births. The hospital also researches male and female infertility, recurrent miscarriage, endometriosis, and more. Daily 8.30am-5pm. Building 18, Court 1, Xingheyuan, Jiayuan Road, Fengtai District. (67735551, 67537768) www.antaihospital. com 北京安太妇产医院, 丰台区北京丰台嘉园 路星河城1号院18号楼 Beijing Dongwen TCM Clinic Beijing Dongwen TCM Clinic is an international integrative medical institution that devotes itself to providing professional services according to ideal and quality medical standards for local and foreign clients and communities. The clinic is passionately committed to providing the highest quality health care and service in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of human disease. Our practice specializes in a holistic approach to whole-body well-being using state-ofthe-art lab testing, physical examination, physical therapy, chiropractic therapy, acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, medical qi gong, Taichi, and acupressure.

Beijing Orient Care Clinic Offering international families high quality medical services, including family medicine, internal medicine, OB/GYN, TCM, pediatrics, Emergency Room services, specialist consultation, radiology and ultrasonography, laboratory and pharmacy services with English-speaking staff. Provides direct billing services with international insurance providers. Mon-Sun 9am-6pm. Unit 102, Business Building 16, China Central Place, 89 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (Chi/Eng 6598 1887, Jpn 6598 1823, service@rentaimedical. com) 北京仁泰门诊 部, 朝阳区建国路89号华贸中心16号商务楼102 Beijing Puhua International Clinic Beijing Puhua International Clinic’s unique services include orthopedic and trauma surgery conforming to European standards. They also offer physical rehabilitation, an eye clinic with certified US ophthalmologist, a chiropractic clinic, comprehensive family medical services, a Western-style pharmacy, and emergency services. The clinic offers services in English, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, Filipino, Amharic, and Taiwanese. Conveniently located in Jinsong, the center has free parking available for customers. Mon-Sun 9am-6pm. 54 Wusheng Beilu, Dongsanhuan, Chaoyang District. (8773 5522, 5245 2585 (24hr hotline)) 北京普华门诊, 朝阳区东三环武圣北路54号 Beijing Puhua International Hospital Beijing Puhua International Hospital is the first International-Standard Hospital in Beijing, and has been open in Beijing since 1994. Inpatient, Outpatient, Surgery, Inpatient Care and ICU Services. Englishspeaking staff on 24/7 call. Wide range of Medical, Surgical and Consulting Services. Direct-billling with International Insurance Companies. The reference-level

Medical Facility in Beijing for all Neurology, Neurosurgery and Rehabilitation Issues. World leader & Pioneer in Regenerative Medicine. Member of Asia Pacific Medicine (APMG) the leading, and the largest, International-Standard Medical Services Group in Asia. 12 Tiantan Nanli (800m west of the South Gate of the Temple of Heaven), Chongwen District. (8911 6665 (24hr hotline)) 崇文区天坛南 里12号(天坛南门往西800米) Beijing United Family Hospital (BJU) Beijing United Family Hospital and Clinics (BJU) offers international-standard care to thousands of Beijing’s expatriate and Chinese families. BJU features an international team of doctors from more than 20 countries and since 2005, it has been consistently reaccredited by Joint Commission International (JCI) and the College of American Pathologists (CAP). Since 1997, BJU’s multilingual staff has provided professional expertise with heartfelt care. The hospital and clinics offer a full range of medical services. In addition to departments of family medicine, surgery, pediatrics, and dentistry, BJU has attracted top medical professionals in cardiology, neurology, internal medicine, dermatology, psychological health, obstetrics and gynecology, emergency medicine, integrative medicine, ophthalmology and ENT. Mon-Sat 8.30am-5.30pm. 24-hour emergency care. 2 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. (5927 7000, 5927 7120 (ER ), fax 5927 7200) 北京和睦家医院, 朝阳区将 台路2号 Children Counseling Services Dr. Mike Mehrvarz, PhD, is a child and adult psychologist trained in the US and licensed to practice in China since 1998. He uses a holistic approach to evaluate and treat children and teens. His specialties include eating difficulties, learning and behavior problems, anger, depression, bedwetting, ADD/ADHD, and more. Dr. Mehrvarz speaks English, Chinese, Farsi, and Japanese. International Medical Center (IMC), Rm S106, Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (158 0131 9796, 6465 1561/2) 朝阳区亮马桥路50号燕莎中心写字楼 1层S106 Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Dr. David Zhang is an American National Board Exam Certificated chiropractic doctor, a Texas licensed acupuncturist and herbalist and a licensed Chinese Medical Doctor in China. Dr. David Zhang has developed post-childbirth recovery program for conditions such as back pain, heel pain, weight-loss, C-session scar reduction, etc. Medical services 24hrs; Dental services 8.30am-6pm (Mon-Fri), 8.30am-12pm (Sat); Integrated medical service 8.30am-5.30pm (Mon-Fri). 3/F, 32 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (64336232) 北京国际医疗中心, 朝阳区金佰健康会 馆, 亮马桥路32号高斓大厦附楼三层 GlobalCare Women & Children’s Hospital Formally know as the famous Beijing Wuzhou Women’s Hospital. Global Care, now provides a full range of health care services from gynecology, pediatrics, obstetrics, dentistry, general practice, dermatology, basic medicine, and traditional Chinese medicine. With over 12,000 square meters and 80 beds, the hospital provides first class comprehensive health care services to expatriates and internationals. Being one of the first hospitals in Beijing to offer membership healthcare programs, Global Care Women and Children’s Hospital also offers luxury VIP services at its beauty boutique and healthcare facilities at an affordable price. If your new in Beijing or still don’t have your health insurance taken care of; the hospital can provide you with a free insurance consultation. Currently, Global Care, has direct billing relationships with many international insurance providers. The hospital provides healthcare for women, children, and men. Special offers are given for group packages. Mon-Sun 8am-8pm,

Family Health 24h emergency services. 24 Dawang Xilu, Chaoyang District, Chaoyang District. (8776 9899, 800 810 8911, 6770 5558) www. 北京五洲妇儿医院, 朝阳区 望路西大24号, 朝阳区 Hong Kong International Medical Clinic, Beijing Beijing’s first joint-venture medical organization operates according to international standards, has a high-quality international administration system, highlevel medical staff, and warm service. A 24hr helpline offers medical support in English, Chinese and Japanese, and other languages on request. A basic consultation costs RMB 680. Direct billing with over 50 international insurers. Daily 9am-9pm (after 9pm nurse on duty). 9/F, office tower of the Swissôtel, 2 Chaoyangmen Beidajie, Dongcheng District. (65532288 ext 2345/6/7, 6553 9752) www. 北京港澳国际医务诊所, 东城区北 京港澳国际医务诊所,朝阳门北大街2号港澳中 心瑞士酒店办公楼9层

International Medical Center (IMC) Foreign doctors on-site offering a wide range of medical services, including family medicine, psychological services, dental, Ob/ Gyn, pediatrics and TCM. Drop-in services for travelers; x-rays and ultrasounds available

on-site. English, Chinese, Arabic and Russian spoken. Daily 24hrs. S106, S111 Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmahe Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 1561/2/3, 6465 1384/28, marketing@ 北 京国际医疗中心, 朝阳区亮马桥路50号燕莎中心 写字楼1层S106

International SOS One of the world’s leading international healthcare, medical and security assistance company with 66% of the world’s Fortune 500 companies choosing International SOS. Since 1989, International SOS has led international-standard medical care in China, with a 24/7 alarm center hotline, a dedicated air ambulance, four international quality clinics staffed with expat and foreign doctors and 200+ network of medical service partners. International SOS Beijing clinic is the city’s leading family practice and specialist services clinic, represented by 15 nationalities, including English, French, Japanese, German, Spanish, Korean and Chinese-speaking doctors. Offers 24/7 Emergency Services, GP, Pediatrics, Gynecology, specialists, Pharmacy, Psychology, Physiotherapy, Dentistry and Orthodontics, Optometry. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat-Sun 9am6pm. Suite 105, Wing 1, Kunsha Building, 16 Xinyuanli, Chaoyang District. (Clinic: 6462

9112, 24hr hotline 6462 9100, china.inquiries@ www.internationalsos. com, 北京国际救援中 心, 朝阳区新源里16号琨莎中心一座105室 Natecia Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital Affiliated with Natecia clinic in Lyon, Natecia is a French-Sino hospital with a focus on maternal healthcare. The hospital provides international care and service for women in a warm environment. Fathers are permitted in the delivery rooms. A French midwife provides prenatal classes (with the option of classes in baby swimming pool). Languages spoken are French and English. Mon-Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 8am-noon.. Yanda International Health City, Sipulan Lu, Yanjiao Economic and Technology Development Zone, Tongzhou District. (156 3062 2562) 通州 区京东燕郊经济开发区思菩兰路 Naturopathic Medicine Dr. Melissa Rodriguez is a licensed, board certified Naturopathic Doctor from Ontario, Canada. She uses homeopathy, botanical medicine, nutrition, and other natural therapies that are effective and safe, to help her patients prevent illness and treat disease. Dr. Rodriguez is committed to working with you and your family to achieve your goals of optimal health. Rm S106, International Medical Center-Beijing, Lufthansa Center Office Building, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 1561) www. 朝阳区朝阳区亮马桥路 50号燕莎中心写字楼1层S106 New Century International Children’s Hospital This hospital provides affordable pediatric care at international standards: qualified doctors and nurses, private and safe family rooms and imported equipment. English speaking staff offers a full range of children’s health care services on a 7/24 basis. Mon-Sun 8am-5pm. 56 Nanlishi Lu (next to the East Gate of the Beijing Children’s Hospital), Xicheng District. (6802 5588) 北京新 世纪国际儿童医院, 西城区南礼士路56号 (北京 儿童医院东门南侧)


OASIS International Hospital OASIS is a full-service private hospital. Their international medical team provides patient-centered care in a modern facility designed for comfort, safety and privacy. OASIS offers attentive service in a soothing environment and expert medicine backed by leading technology, including the most advanced MRI and CT scans available from a private hospital in China. The hospital currently provides services in family medicine, pediatrics, gynecology, general surgery, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), and dentistry. Direct billing is available for many insurance providers. Daily 24hrs (emergency care), Mon-Fri 9am- 6pm, Sun 8.30-12.30am. 9 Jiuxianqiao Beilu, Chaoyang District, Chaoyang District. (400 UR OASIS (876 2747)) www. 明德医院, 朝阳区朝阳区酒仙 桥北路9号 Peking Union Medical College Hospital This state-run hospital has a reputable foreigners’ wing with departments including ENT, internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery, dental, ophthalmology and OB/GYN. Most doctors are trained overseas and speak good English. Services and medicines are much cheaper than in private clinics, but expect longer waiting times. The birthing unit is considered to be the best in any of the Chinese hospitals and is popular among expats. Registration costs RMB 100-300, and the minimum consultation fee is RMB 200. Inpatient services require a minimum deposit of RMB 10,000/day. Direct billing is available with some Asian insurance providers. Mon-Fri 8am5pm. 1 Shuaifuyuan, Wangfujing (the foreigners’ wing is located behind and to the left of the main hospital entrance), Dongcheng District. (6529 5284, 24hr em, 6529 5269) 北京协和医院, 东城区王府井帅府园1号(接待外 国人的区域在主楼的左后方) Sino-Japanese Friendship Hospital A staterun hospital with a foreigners’ wing that’s very pleasant. Medical staff speak English, but don’t always have overseas training. Registration

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is RMB 100-300. Inpatient services require a minimum RMB 10,000 deposit. Mon-Fri 8am-noon, 1.30-5pm, Sat 8-11.30am. 24hr emergency care. Yinghua Dongjie, Heping Jie Beikou, Hepingli, Chaoyang District. (6428 2297, 8420 5122 (both numbers are valid for International Dept.)) 北 京中日友好医院, 朝阳区和平里和平街北口樱 花东街 Tongrentang Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic Tongrentang dates back to the Qing dynasty and is one of the most famous TCM pharmacies and clinics in China. No appointment necessary. Daily 8.30am-5pm. Jianwai Soho, Guomao, Chaoyang District. (5869 1171/2, 135 2287 3781) 同仁堂施小墨中 医馆, 朝阳区国贸建外SOHO7号楼底商 United Family CBD Clinic The United Family CBD Clinic is United Family Healthcare’s (UFH’s) sixth satellite clinic in Beijing and will be staffed by bilingual doctors and nurses who are committed to providing the high-quality, international-standard care unique to United Family. Mon-Sat 9.30am-6.30pm. Suite 3017, Bldg AB, Vantone Center, 6 Chaowai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5907 1266) cn 和睦家朝外诊所, 朝阳区朝阳门外大街6号万 通中心AB座2层3017室 United Family Home Health Daily 8:30am5:00pm. New Hope Oncology Center, 2/FNo. 9-11 Jiangtai W. RdNear Fangyuan W.Rd, Chaoyang District. (5927 7333, homehealth@ 和睦家家 庭医疗, 朝阳区和睦家家庭医疗和睦家启望肿瘤 中心二层地点:丽都将台西路9-11号近芳园西路 United Family Jianguomen Health and Wellness Center United Family Jianguomen Health and Wellness Center is a satellite clinic of BJU located in the St. Regis complex in the heart of Beijing’s Central Business District. The clinic makes high-quality healthcare accessible to CBD residents and employees. It offers integrative medicine, family counseling services, and provides health checkups for immigration purposes. Mon-Fri 8.30am-12pm,1pm-3.30pm. B1/F, The St. Regis Residence, St. Regis Hotel, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8532 1221; 8532 1678 (immigration clinic)) 和睦家建国门保健中心, 朝阳 区建国门外大街21号北京国际俱乐部饭店公寓 楼地下1层

Development Zone, Shunyi District. (8046 5432, fax 8046 4383) 和睦家顺义诊 所, 顺义区天竺开发区荣祥广场806号 Vista Medical Center Medical services including family and internal medicine, OB/ GYN, pediatrics, dentistry, ophthalmology, dermatology, ENT, TCM, physiotherapy, psychiatry, imaging laboratory and pharmacy service. Also offers pre- and postnatal care and infant health check-ups. English-speaking staff onsite 24hrs a day. A consultation with a GP costs RMB 660. Direct billing with more than 40 international insurance providers. Daily 24hrs. 3/F, Kerry Centre, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (8529 6618, fax 8529 6615, vista@ 维世达诊 所, 朝阳区光华路1号嘉里中心3层

Dentists Arrail Dental Clinic Offers the full spectrum of non-surgical dentistry. All dentists speak English and some have overseas training. The Haidian branch specializes in cosmetic dentistry and implants. A basic consultation costs RMB 100 (first-time registration including a check-up and consultation costs RMB 100). 1) Mon-Thu 9am-5pm, Fri-Sun 9am-5pm. Rm A205, CITIC Bldg, 19 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6500 6472/3); 2) Mon-Thu 9am-5.30pm. Rm 308, Raycom Infotech Park, Tower A, 2 Kexueyuan Nanlu, Haidian District. (8286 1956, 24hr: 139 1100 1367); 3) Mon-Thu 9am-6pm, Fri-Sun 9am-5.30pm. Rm 201, The Exchange-Beijing, B118 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (6567 5670); 4) Mon-Thu 9am-5.30pm, Fri-Sun 9am-5pm. 1/F, Somerset Fortune Garden, 46 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8440 1926/7/8) 瑞尔齿 科, 1) 朝阳区建国门外大街19号国际大厦A205; 2) 海淀区科学院南路2号融科资讯中心A座308室; 3) 朝阳区建国路乙118号京汇大厦201室; 4) 朝阳 区亮马桥路46号盛捷福景苑1层 Beijing United Family Hospital Dental Clinic Provides comprehensive dental services for families, including cleaning, crown and bridges, dental implants, fillings, tooth whitening and more. 2 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. (5927 7058) 北京和睦 家医院牙科, 朝阳区将台路2号

United Family Liangma Clinic United Family Liangma Clinic serves Beijing’s diplomatic area, providing internationally-accredited Family Medicine services. A multinational clinic staff of experienced doctors and bilingual nurses will ensure that you and your family receive the highest quality medical care available. Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm. 2/F, Grand Summit, 19 Dongfang Donglu, Chaoyang District. (5927 7005) www. 和睦家亮马诊所, 朝阳区东方东路19 号1号楼会所27号(外交人员公寓B区官舍16号) United Family New Hope Center The United Family New Hope Center offers a unique new concept in international-standard cancer treatment. New Hope’s goal is to provide patients with the most up-to-date treatment options from a multidisciplinary team of oncologists, specialist physicians, and healthcare professionals. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. 9-11 Jiangtai Xilu, Chaoyang District. (5927 7008) 和睦家启望中心, 朝阳 区朝阳区将台西路9-11 United Family Shunyi Clinic United Family Shunyi Clinic serves Beijing’s suburban area and international school district with internationally-accredited family medicine, pediatrics, rehabilitation (physical therapy), psychological counseling, Traditional Chinese Medicine, laboratory, and pharmacy services. A multinational clinic staff of experienced doctors and bilingual nurses will ensure that you and your family receive the highest quality medical care available. The Shunyi Clinic is a satellite facility of BJU. Like other BJU satellite facilities, the Shunyi Clinic strictly adheres to Joint Commission International (JCI) and international infection control standards. MonThu 9.30am-7.30pm, Fri-Sun 9.30am-4.30pm. Unit 806, Pinnacle Plaza, Tianzhu Real Estate



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Beijing Vista Dental Clinic Provides comprehensive dental services including teeth cleaning, whitening, gum treatment, white filling, crowns and bridges, root canal treatment, wisdom tooth extraction, orthodontics and implants. Daily 8.30am6pm. Level 3, Kerry Centre, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. ( 朝阳区光华路1号北京嘉 里中心三层 GlobalCare Dental Clinic Located in the left wing of GlobalCare Women and Children’s Hospital, this dental clinic provides a wide range of dental, orthodontic, and cosmetic dental services. The clinic is certified to provide both local and imported dental and orthodontic solutions. Service available in English and Chinese. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. 24 Xidawang Lu, Chaoyang District. (6770 5558 (English hotline)) 朝阳区 西大望路24号 IDC Dental Standing for International Standards, Dedicated Professionals and Compassionate Care, IDC is a multi-specialty

clinic offering a broad spectrum of family and restorative dental care. Experts in cosmetic makeovers and CT-guided implant surgeries. A certified clinic with Progressive Orthodontics and Beijing’s only Western-trained root canal specialist. Multi-tier pricing. IDC is a Preferred Provider with CIGNA, Allianz, and MediLink. Daily 9am-6pm. Rm 209, Bldg 7, Yard 9, Richmond Park Clubhouse, Fangyuan Nanli, Chaoyang District. (6538 8111, info@ IDC国际 齿科中心, 朝阳区芳园南里9号院7号楼209室 IMC Dental Clinic IMC dental clinic has the longest history of any expatriate dental service in Beijing. Provides general, cosmetic and restorative treatment. English, Chinese, Russian are spoken. Mon-Sat 9am-5pm. S111, Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmahe Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 1384, 6465 1328, marketing@ 北京国际医疗中心牙科诊所, 朝 阳区亮马桥路50号燕莎中心写字楼1层S111 International SOS Dental, Orthodontics Clinic Provides comprehensive dental services for the whole family, including routine cleaning, X-rays, fillings, whitening, crowns, bridges and cosmetic makeovers. Mon-Sat 9am5pm. Suite 105, Wing 1, Kunsha Building, 16 Xinyuanli, Chaoyang District. (6462 0333) www. 国际SOS齿科,畸齿矫正诊所, 朝阳区新源里16号琨莎中心一座105室 Joinway Dental Clinic Joinway Dental is a leading dental clinic in Beijing. Proficient in cosmetic dentistry and implants; services include preventive dental care, oral and teeth treatments. Striving for perfection from the treatment design to the treatment procedure, and following up patients after all treatments. Also providing more than 20 different international insurance companies direct billing service. Mon-Sat 9am-6pm. 11D, Bldg D, Oriental Kenzo Plaza, 48 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Dongcheng District. (8447 6092/93, 132 6181 6708/139 0109 6692 English, joinway@ 久汇齿科, 东 城区东直门外大街48号银座大厦D座11D May Flower Dental Through the integration of expertise and technique, advanced facilities, and excellent service, May Flower Dental has established a high-end brand known for its quality dental care in Beijing. May Flower is a multi-functional dental care office that provides services including dental implants, crowns, bridges, root canals, gum surgery, oral surgery, braces, teeth whitening, and cosmetic dentistry. All dental procedures are done by a dentist specializing in that type of procedure. 1) Rm 03-06, 3/F, Tower 2, China World Office, Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 8033, info@mayflowerdental.; 2) 3/F, Bldg 2, Yingtai Business Center, 28 Financial Street, Xicheng District. (6657 8833, www. 五月花口腔诊所, 1) 朝阳区建国门外大街国贸写字楼2座3层03-06; 2) 西城区金融大街28号盈泰中心2号楼3层 OASIS Dental Clinic OASIS Dental provides complete dental care for families through internationally-trained dentists. Services include routine cleaning, fillings, root canals, crowns and bridges, veneers, whitening, orthodontics, prevention orthodontics, periodontics, and implants. Mon-Sat 6am-9pm. 9 Jiuxianqiao Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5985 0305) 朝阳区酒 仙桥北路9号 SDM Dental Teeth cleaning, root canals, restorative dentistry, porcelain crowns, dental implants, orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry. A basic consultation costs RMB 50, with a firsttime registration fee of RMB 50. 1) Daily 9am8pm. East of the Basement, Sunshine Plaza, 68 Anli Lu, Chaoyang District. (6497 2173, 6498 2173); 2) 2层NB210. NB 210, B2/F, China World Shopping Mall, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 9439); 3) Daily 9am-8pm. FC222, 21st Century Hotel, 40 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6466 4814, 6461 2745); 4) LB107, Euro Plaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Tianzhu Town, Shunyi District. (8046 6084); 5) Daily 9am-8pm. Rm 106, Bldg 11, 22 Yuanda lu (near Golden Resources Department

Store), Haidian District. (8859 6912/13) www. 固瑞齿科, 1) 朝阳区安立路68号 阳光大厦东侧底商; 2) 朝阳区建国门外大街1号 国贸商场地下2层NB210; 3) 朝阳区亮马桥路40号 二十一世纪饭店FC222; 4) 顺义区天竺镇裕祥路 99号欧陆广场LB107; 5) 海淀区远大路22号11号楼 106室(金源时代购物中心斜对面) United Family Shunyi Dental Clinic United Family Shunyi Dental Clinic is located in Pinnacle Plaza, just around the corner from the United Family Shunyi Clinic. A multinational clinic staff of experienced doctors and bilingual nurses will ensure that you and your family receive the highest quality dental care available. Like other BJU satellite facilities, the Shunyi Dental Clinic strictly adheres to Joint Commission International (JCI) standards, which enables the Shunyi Dental Clinic to be officially recognized as an internationalstandard dental clinic. Mon-Thu 9am-7.20pm, Fri-Sat 9am-5.30pm. 818 Pinnacle Plaza, Tianzhu Real Estate Development Zone, Shunyi District. (8046 1102) 和睦家顺 义牙科诊所, 顺义区天竺开发区荣祥广场818

Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga The Yurt at BJU Body libria is a new form of exercise that combines tai chi, yoga and pilates and replaces prenatal and mother-baby yoga classes at Beijing United Family Hospital. Instruction is in English. Call for details about class times. 2 Jiangtai Lu (at Beijing United Family Hospital, in the Lido area), Chaoyang District. (Contact 139 1050 3032) www. 北京和睦家医院, 朝 阳区将台路2号

Spas Bodhi Sense Like the original branch of Bodhi on Gongti, Bodhi Sense draws inspiration from both Thai and Chinese culture, but boasts an added touch of luxury. There are ten footmassage rooms and an additional ten treatment rooms, all exquisitely decorated Daily 11am12.30am. 2/F, Somerset Grand Fortune Garden, 46 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8440 1495) 朝阳区亮马桥路46号盛捷副景苑公寓2层 Bodhi Therapeutic Retreat A range of luxuriant massage options in stylish, minimalist surroundings. Offers aromatherapy massage, Thai massage, foot massage and Chinese body massage. Bodhi’s Chinese therapist is trained in TCM. Daily 11am-12.30am. 17 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6417 9595) www.bodhi. 菩提会所, 朝阳区工体北路17号 Dragonfly Therapeutic Retreat Rapidly expanding Shanghai-based chain of high-end spas. Chinese, shiatsu and foot massages start at RMB 150 per hour. An exhaustive menu of spa packages, such as an hour each of fullbody and foot massage, starts at RMB 290. Daily 10am-1am. 1) 1/F, Grand Summit Plaza, 19 Dongfang Donglu (100m north of Lufthansa Center), Chaoyang District. (8532 3122); 2) 60 Donghuamen Ave (near The Peninsula Hotel and Oriental Plaza), Dongcheng District. (6527 9368); 3) B1/F, Eastern Hotel, Nansanlitun Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (6593 6066) 悠庭保健 会所, 1) 朝阳区朝阳区燕莎桥东方东路19号外交 会所1层(燕莎中心路北100米); 2) 东城区东城 区东华门大街60号(近王府饭店和东方广场); 3) 朝阳区朝阳区三里屯南路逸羽酒店1层 GREEN T. HOUSE Living Daily 11.30am11.30pm. 318 Hegezhuang Village, Cuigezhuang, Chaoyang District. (8456 4922 ext 8, 136 0113 7132, 136 0113 7232) 紫云轩 茶事, 朝阳区崔各庄乡合各庄村318号 I Spa English-speaking staff offers aromatherapy massage, Thai massage, scrubs, wraps, facials (by Sothys and Jurlique), floral bath, steaming, TCM and foot reflexology. All the rooms are private suites. Special packages for couples are also available. For promotions call ahead or log on to the website. 1) Daily 11am-11pm. 1/F, Yuyuanhui Club, South of Gongdesi Bridge (northwest to Summer Palace), Haidian District. (6287 9868); 2) 6/F, Hilton Beijing Capital Airport. Terminal 3, Beijing Capital International Airport, Shunyi District.

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(6450 4777); 3) 10am-midnight. B1/F, Traders Upper East Hotel, Lido, Dongsihuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5907 8877); 4) 2/F, JW Marriott Hotel Beijing, China Central Place, 83 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (5908 8380); 5) 1/F, Gehua New Century Hotel, 19 Gulouwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6202 8888 ext 6666); 6) Daily noon-11pm. 5/F, Tower 2, Taiyue Suites, Sanlitun Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (6507 1517, 8595 2277 ext 5666) 泰美 好, 1) 海淀区功德寺桥南御园汇会所1层(颐和 园西北角); 2) 顺义区北京首都机场3号航站楼 北京机场希尔顿酒店6层(3号航站楼附近); 3) 朝阳区东四环北路阳光上东上东盛贸饭店地下1 层; 4) 朝阳区华贸中心建国路83号北京JW万豪 酒店2层; 5) 朝阳区鼓楼外大街19号歌华开元大 酒店1层 (原华北大酒店); 6) 朝阳区三里屯南 路泰悦豪庭2座5层 Kocoon Tue-Sun 10.30am-8.30pm. B1/F, The Opposite House, Sanlitun Village North, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6410 5016) 朝阳区三里屯路11 号三里屯Village北区The Opposite HouseB1层 Le Spa at River Garden The modest size of Le Spa be-lies the wealth of treatments available, with everything from facials and manicures to micro-dermabrasion. Try the crystal aroma steam room (RMB 168, 20min), featuringa giant purple crystal in the center of the room, or the far infrared energy house (RMB 168, 20min). Foot reflexology (RMB 88, 1hr) and Chinese therapy massage (RMB 168, 90min). They run a shuttle bus (RMB 10) from the HSBC at Guomao or the Holiday Inn Lido. Mon-Thu 10am-10.30pm, Fri-Sun 10.30am11pm. Le Spa, River Garden, Houshayu, Shunyi District. (8046 6558) 水漾会馆, 顺义区后沙峪镇 裕京花园水漾会馆7号 The Wellness Spa by Hummingbird Hummingbird Therapeutic Retreat’s second branch. The Wellness Spa’s facilities are twice as big as they are at the original location, boasting a 32 customer capacity, a custom-made Ayurvedic massage bed and Hummingbird’s first-ever VIP suite. Bldg 26, Central Park, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6533 6922) www. 朝阳区朝阳门外大街6号新 城国际26号楼

Support Groups Beijing Homeschoolers A support network, information source and social hub for families homeschooling their children. http://groups. Beijing Mamas Yahoo Group Yahoo support group where you can “share resources, ask questions and grow as women and moms ... It does not matter what age your children are, if you are a mama who wants a safe place to ask parenting questions, make other mama friends, hang out, start playgroup meetings or mama nights out, ask for gear recommendations, sell your used gear, etc....come and join.” http:// Beijing Organic Consumers Association (BOCA) A Yahoo Group for Beijing residents interested in organic produce and consuming responsibly. Members share resources, ideas and information on how to shop and live responsibly in the city. Contact Liora (139 1030 6022, http://health.groups. Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance Support Group An informal meeting for those diagnosed with Celiac Disease or with gluten intolerance - or their friends and family. The support group aims to provide an exchange of information on where to get gluten-free products; ideas for good recipe substitutions, a group-compiled gluten-free restaurant list, and emotional support and sharing of experiences. The Yurt, Beijing United Family Hospital, 2 Jiang Tai Lu, Chaoyang District, Chaoyang District. (5927 7061) 朝阳区蒙古包,北京和睦家医院, 朝阳区将台路2号 La Leche League Information and support for breastfeeding mothers. Chinese-language meetings held the second Saturday of each



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month at 10.30am. (, Special Child Support Group This Yahoo group offers a meeting place for Beijing parents with special-needs children. Call 5130 3931 for info. (special_child_beijing-subscribe@ group/special_child_beijing/

Family Life Adoption Bridge of Love Adoption Service This government-run agency facilitates travel to the adoption site, as well as consulting, document translation and travel arrangements within China. Zhongmin Mansion, 7 Baiguang Lu, Xuanwu District. (6357 5792, 6358 9988 ext 1207) 爱之桥收养中心, 宣 武区白广路7号中民大厦 China Center of Adoption Affairs The government agency responsible for adoptions. The agency usually prefers to work with adoption agencies rather than with individual applicants, and does not talk to adoptive parents directly. Their website, however, is a good resource. 7 Baiguang Lu, Xuanwu District. (6357 5785) index_unlogin_en.jsp 中国收养中心, 宣武区白 广路7号中民大厦 Families with Children from China Network of foreign families who have adopted or seek to adopt orphans in China. (janeliedtke@yahoo. com, Shepherd’s Field Children’s Village Established by Americans Tim and Pam Baker, this orphanage in Anwei on the outskirts of Beijing near Tianjin houses 100 orphans on a six-acre facility and helps arrange medical services, surgery and adoptions for their charges. 放羊 地儿童村

Community Groups and Organizations A Bridge for Children A Bridge for Children (ABC) is dedicated to serving orphans and migrant children by providing them with family and education. ABC operates three programs:1. The CONNECT Program allows corporations, organizations, university students, and local residents to directly impact the communities served by the Dream and Talent programs through structured projects. 2. The TALENT program empowers underprivileged migrant kids through creative arts, music, and sports. It also helps teachers through rural and migrant school training. 3. The DREAM program provides orphans with homes and stable family environments through fostering and education opportunities (English, Chinese, computer education, life and job skills training) for teen orphans. Rm 1705, Bldg B, Xin Hualian Ligang, 26 Jiuxianqiao Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. ( www. 朝阳区酒仙桥中路26号新 华联丽港B座楼1705室 Beijing Playhouse China’s English community theater presents contemporary live semiprofessional theater productions, performed in English with Chinese subtitles. Professional acting experience not necessary and nationality not important, though ability to perform in English is required. Balizhuang (E 4th Ring Rd)100025 Chaoyang5 Houbalizhuang, Yew Chung Int’l School, East gate of Honglingjin Park, Chaoyang District. (13718908922, www. 北京剧场, 朝阳区八里庄 东四环中路后八里庄5号 Bethel China Foundation Doudianzhen Jiaodao, Liugu Daocun, Fangshan District. (8031 0383, 8031 0683 (guest house), 8031 0483 (medical house), 房山区房山区窦店镇交 道六股道村 FLAM Pékin FLAM Pékin offers French classes

designed for bilingual or French-speaking students aged 4-15 who attend school in a non-French environment. The association’s courses combine French language and culture, take place on Saturday mornings, and are divided into six difficulty levels. Younger learners learn to read, write, and express themselves, while older learners apply their language skills through interactive methods like music and theater. French School, 30 Sanlitun Dongsijie, Chaoyang District. (Isabelle Fournier (president): 138 0108 2506, Florrie Frederiksen (secretary/treasurer): 136 9911 5504 or 188 1081 4406, www. 朝阳区三里屯东四街30号法国学校 Helen O’Grady Drama Academy Established in 1979 in Australia, Helen O’Grady Drama Academy has over 33 years of history with more than 60,000 students attending classes weekly all over the world. In cooperation with Dreamaker, children will enjoy a creative drama program that promotes confidence, self-esteem, skill in verbal communication and positive outlook in life. At the end of each academic year, kids will put together an original play for family and friends. (English: 150 1101 1742 (Jennifer), Chinese: 400 678 1872, www. International Newcomers’ Network A networking and information resource for all newcomers to Beijing. Meetings are held on the last Monday of each month except December. Function Rm, 3/F, Athletic Center, Capital Mansion, 6 Xinyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (8486 2225 ext 110, 朝阳区新源南路6号京城大 厦康乐中心3层 Magic Hospital Unit 1402, Xingfuyuan Gongyu, 16 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. ( 朝阳区工体北路16号幸福园 公寓1402 New Life Centre A residential center for underprivileged youth. Volunteers and donations welcome. thenewlifecentre Roundabout Roundabout is a non-profit organization run by volunteers that accepts donations from the community and distributes them to people in need. They accept donations of almost anything: clothing, furniture and much more. Any items that are not needed by the charities, such such as handbags, paintings, home decor, surplus furniture and toys, are sold in their store. All proceeds fund their operation: truck hire, rent etc. The new building location is directly beside/ behind Yosemite (the side towards Dragon Bay). Directions: Drive past ISB, with ISB on your left (this is Anhua Jie going west). Pass the intersection where BSB is on your right. Take the next left (leading to the back gate of Yosemite), and it is just down the road on the right past the blue and white migrant worker buildings. Mon-Sat 9.30am-5.30pm. Yuyang Road West,Off An Hua Road (Behind Yosemite Villa Compound), Shunyi District. (137 1877 7761 (English), 137 1805 3814 (Chinese only),, thecharitystore@ 顺义区 众爱商店,顺义区榆阳路(优山美地别墅后街, 从安华路转入) SinoRescue Sister company of highly-rated SinoScuba, SinoRescue is dedicated to serving and providing the Beijing community with the very best in emergency preparation, be it training in emergency first response, primary and secondary care, care for children, safety training, home proofing, and offering the most up-to-date information on being ready to care for your family when the need arises. (186 1113 3629) The Starfish Project Founded in 2006, this socially responsible jewelry business developed in order to provide exploited women in Asia with alternate employment. Besides helping them to build sustainable livelihoods, the Starfish Project also offers them counseling, vocational training, language acquisition,

family education, healthcare access as well as housing. Support the cause by buying their jewelry or donating on their website. (

Domestic Help Beijing Ayi Housekeeping Service A family membership in this housekeeping service will give you access (with an additional fee) to a large pool of ayis who perform services such as babysitting, cooking and cleaning. Englishspeaking ayis available. Lifetime membership: RMB 300; price range: RMB 1,000-3, 000 per month. (6434 5647/48) 北京 家福来劳务服务 Beijing Ex-pat Housemaid Service Serving over 2,000 families in Beijing, this service offers a supply of English-speaking ayis trained to cook, clean, babysit and more. Price range: RMB 1,600 per month for 8-10 hours per day, 5-6 days per week. (6438 1634) www. 北京易杨家美信息咨询有限公司 Beijing North Car Rental Co., Ltd MonFri 8.30am-5.30pm. Rm1031, New Fortune International, 71 Chaoyang Lu, Chaoyang District. (5136 8096) 北京北方汽车租赁有限公 司, 朝阳区朝阳路71号锐城国际1031室

Embassies British Embassy Beijing 11 Guanghua Lu, Jianguomen, Chaoyang District. (5192 4000) 英国驻华大使馆, 朝阳 区朝阳区建国门光华路11号 German Embassy Beijing Mon-Thu 8amnoon, 1-5pm; Fri 8am-noon, 12.30-3pm.. 17 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Dongcheng District. (8532 9000) 德国驻华使馆, 东城区东城区东直门外大街17号 United States Embassy of Beijing Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. 55 Anjialou Lu, Chaoyang District. (8531 3000) 美 国驻华大使馆, 朝阳区安家楼路55号

Hair & Beauty Salons Catherine de France Hair & Beauty Salon The C. de France team of international and local stylists, colorists and beauticians offer an holistic hair and beauty experience. The salon mixes French chic with modern simplicity to create a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere offering a wide range of hair services and beauty treatments, including manicures and pedicures, waxing and tanning. Referral and VIP programs available. TueSat 10am-8pm, Sun-Mon 11am-6pm. B1/F, East Avenue Apartments, 10 Xindong Lu, Chaoyang District. (139 1097 1473, 8470 4639, www. 法式美容美发沙龙, 朝阳 区新东路10号逸盛阁地下1层 Hair & Beauty by Hummingbird Formerly Hummingbird spa, this revamped boutique hair salon will continue to provide beauty and spa treatments, but now also specializes in haircuts and styling, with celebrity stylist Tom Yuen at the helm. Daily 10am-8pm. Unit 103, Bldg 3, Central Park, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6597 9119) www. 朝阳区朝阳门外大街6号新 城国际3号楼103 Melonhead Melonhead is an innovative hair care and branded entertainment concept designed specifically for kids. Whether you come to Melonhead for a fantastic kid’s hair cut ,special event hairstyle, SPA treat, fun birthday party, photography, afternoon outing, or just to browse the cute games & toys, Melonhead offers a safe, comfortable and entertaining environment that will make you want to go back again. Daily 10am-10pm. Rm 412, 4/F, South Bldg, The Place, 9 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6587 1599) 朝阳区光华路9 号世贸天阶南街四层412号商铺 MyStudio A full service beauty salon offering hair removal via sugaring (instead of waxing) to safely and less painfully remove hair. Haircuts

Family Travel go for about RMB 300 for women and a full leg wax is similarly priced. Daily 10am-8.30pm. Bldg 811, Zone 8, Jinsong, Chaoyang District. (6771 4375, 137 0125 3148) 朝阳区劲松八区 811号楼

Athletic Center, Capital Mansion, 6 Xinyuan Nanli, Chaoyang District. (8486 2225) www. 一赐乐业犹太社团, 朝阳区新源 南里6号京城大厦(华都饭店对面)京城俱乐部康 身中心3层

TATA With its eye-catching, panoramic floor-toceiling windows, this swanky salon in Gongti is the perfect stop for doing up your hair and nails before clubbing. Daily 10am-10pm. Workers’ Stadium North Gate, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8511 3880) 朝阳区工体北路工人体 育场北门

The River of Grace Church Sunday Services begin at 10am and 2pm and are open to all foreign passport holders. 2/F, Bldg 112, Yuan Art Museum, Lize Xiyuan, Wangjing Guangshunbei Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6466 1680, www. 朝阳区望京广顺北大街丽泽 西园典艺术馆112号楼2层元

VivaXiao Kids’ Hair Salon Located in the same venue as VivaXiao Photography Studio, this Shunyi-based hair salon specializes in children’s haircuts from infants and above. The salon’s patient hairstylists know what it takes to get kids’ cooperation, with special haircut car seats videos they can watch while getting their hair cut. Tue-Sun 10am-7pm. Rm 509510, 5/F, Euro Plaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Shunyi District. (8046 1603 (Chinese), 138 1160 2673 (English)) 小小世界美发 沙龙, 顺义区天竺镇裕翔路99号欧陆广场五层 509-510 Wukan Wukan is no ordinary hair salon, but rather a “Hair Design Bureau.” Owner Daczong (who studied in Japan and previously worked at C. de France and Franck Provost) explains that they don’t just snip hair here – they provide individually tailored services to help clients “design” new looks, if they so desire. Haircuts start from RMB 260. Daily 11am-late. East of Beixinqiao intersection (Exit C of Beixinqiao subway stop), Dongcheng District. (138 0135 2593) 芜衎, 东城区北新桥十字楼路口东南角

Religious Organizations & Places of Worship Beijing International Christian Fellowship (BICF) BICF (Beijing International Christian Fellowship) is an international nondenominational church in Beijing China with people from over 70 nations. It is Multicultural, Bible-centered gathering for foreign passport holders. Services are conducted in 9 different languages including Korean, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, English, Chinese, Frech, etc. Visitors can attend Sunday services and classes in multiple locations. (8454 3468, 北京国际 基督教联合会 Bet Yaakov Chabad House and Community Center 1) Bet Yaakov Chabad Community Center, Fangyuan Xilu, next to the south gate of Si De Park, Chaoyang District. (; 2) 1/F, King’s Garden Villa, 18 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (8470 8238 ext 200, www. 1) 朝阳区芳园西路,四得 公园南门旁; 2) 朝阳区霄云路18号京润水上 花园1层 Capital Community Church An interdenominational church gathering for foreign passport holders. Sunday morning services at 10am at the Art Center next to Beidong Flower Market on Shunhuang Lu. Small groups meet throughout the week and we have mid week student activities. 1A Shunhuang Lu, Sunhe Xiang, Shunyi District. (capital@ www.capitalcommunitychurch. net 顺义区孙河乡顺黄路甲1号 Congregation of the Good Shepherd Diverse, interdenominational Christian congregation that welcomes all foreign passport holders. Liturgically-based worship Sunday mornings at 10am at the Capital Club Athletic Center. 3/F, Athletic Club, Capital Mansion, 6 Xinyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (cogs@ 朝阳区新源南路 京城俱乐部3层 Kehillat Beijing Members are predominantly Con-servative, Reform or Reconstructionist, but this lay-led, egalitarian Jewish congregation welcomes all Jews to its services on Fridays at 7pm. RSVP for the community dinners afterwards at 8pm. Also runs weekly discussions. 3/F Ballroom, Capital Club

Relocation Services Allied Pickfords The largest international moving company in the world with corporate owned offices in over 40 countries and 800 offices. Offers online estimates for small shipments; otherwise a physical survey can be booked online. (021 6332 0088) www. Asian Tigers K.C. Dat (China) Ltd. 19 Shunchi Lu, Konggang Wuliu Jidi, Shunyi District. (6415 1188) www.asiantigersgroup. com 顺义区空港物流基地顺驰路19号 Globy Pet Relocation The leading pet transportation service company in China, Globy Pet Relocation has five domestic offices and a widespread agent network. Globy is equipped to help transport pets anywhere in the world, arrange pet relocation planning (including required papers), international airline arrangements and door-to-door pick-up and delivery. Rm 26B, Block 2, Bauhinia Court, 30 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8762 5020, www. 朝阳区东三环北路30号紫荆 豪庭2座26B Links Moving Beijing Wholly owned moving company established in Hong Kong in 1997 with full range of household moving services and storage options. Now handles over 3,000 international moves worldwide each year. Great website, offering information including freight container sizes and details, online quotes available for smaller shipments. Keep an eye out for specials, such as free air freight with certain container sizes or percentage discounts for early booking during peak seasons. (8447 7496) Santa Fe 2 Ba Jie, Beijing Capital Airport Logistics Zone, Shunyi District. (6947 0688) 顺义区顺义区首都机场物 流中心8街2号

Supermarkets April Gourmet Chain of stores purveying imported cheeses, olives and cold cuts, as well as staples like dried pasta, canned tomatoes (and beans) and cereal. Prices can be high for goods that can seem a bit shopworn. The Shunyi branch offers a small but constant “specials” section, which often features imported cookies and filter coffee. 1) Bldg 7, Richmond Park, 9 Fangyuan Xili, Chaoyang District. (8457 8116); 2) 8am-9pm. Outside South Gate of Capital Paradise, Shunyi District. (8046 4132); 3) Daily 8am-midnight. 1/F Jiezuo Mansion, Xingfucun Zhonglu, Sanlitun, Chaoyang District. (6417 7970); 4) Daily 8am9pm. 1 Sanlitun Beixiaojie, Chaoyang District. (8455 1245) 绿叶子食品店, 1) 朝阳区芳园西里 9号院丽都水岸会所7号楼; 2) 顺义区后沙峪乡白 辛庄名都园南门外; 3) 朝阳区三里屯幸福村中路 杰作大厦1层; 4) 朝阳区三里屯北小街1号 Jenny Lou’s These Western grocery stores have, along with the usual staples, fresh meat and cheese, unusual pasta shapes, unsweetened yogurt, fresh herbs … we could go on and on. 1) 8am-10pm. 101, Bldg 17, Central Park International Apartments, Chaoyang District. (6533 6792); 2) Daily 8am-10pm. Laiguangying Donglu (opposite Heping Hospital), Chaoyang District. (8470 1557); 3) Daily 8am-10pm. Bldg 4, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5869 2253); 4) Daily 8am-9pm. Inside

East Lake Villa Clubhouse, Chaoyang District. (6467 8018); 5) Daily 8am-midnight. 4 Ritan Beilu (opposite to Fancaodi Primary School), Chaoyang District. (8563 0626); 6) Daily 8am10pm. 6 Sanlitun Beixiaojie, Chaoyang District. (6461 6928); 7) Daily 8am-midnight. South of Chaoyang Park’s West Gate, Chaoyang District. (6501 6249) 婕妮璐, 1) 朝阳区新城国际17号楼101; 2) 朝阳区来广营东 路和平医院对面; 3) 朝阳区东三环中路39号建外 Soho4号楼; 4) 朝阳区东湖别墅会所里; 5) 朝阳 区日坛北路4号(芳草地小学对面); 6) 朝阳区 三里屯北小街6号; 7) 朝阳区朝阳公园西门南侧 Lohao City This organic goods and health food store sources most of its produce from its organic ranch in Miyun County, with the remainder (tropical fruits) imported from Taiwan. Highlights include 100% organic homemade soymilk, pickled vegetables and imported dry goods, including muesli, cookies and pasta, as well as organic and dairy-free chocolates. Check out the flower and plant shop with cute baby cacti and bonsai, as well as a corner devoted to an assortment of hitech Japanese pillows. 1) Daily 8am-10pm. B1/F, Yinzuo Mall, 48 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6415 0104); 2) Daily 9am10pm. 1-19 Haoyun Jie, Chaoyang District. (5867 0270/0265); 3) Daily 8am-9pm. 608 Pinnacle Plaza, Tianzhu, Shunyi District. (8046 6242 ext 801); 4) Daily 8am-10pm. 52 Jingshun Lu (Near Sunhe Qiao), Shunyi District. (8459 0134); 5) Daily 8am-10pm. 103, Building 15, China Central Place, 6A Xidawang Lu, Chaoyang District. (6530 5181); 6) Daily 8am-10pm. Shop 101, Bldg 17, Central Park International, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6533 6465); 7) Mon-Thu 8am-10pm, Fri-Sun 8am-11pm. Bldg 5, 10A, 76 Baiziwan Nan Er Lu, Chaoyang District. (8772 4133 ext 806/807); 8) Daily 10am-9.30pm. 131-04B, Beichen Lifestyle Plaza, No.8 courtyard, Beichen Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8498 5950) www. 乐活城, 1) 朝阳区东城区东直门 外大街48号银座MALL地下一层; 2) 朝阳区好运街 乙1-19; 3) 顺义区天竺荣祥广场608号; 4) 顺义 区京顺路52号(靠近孙河桥); 5) 朝阳区西大望路 甲6号华贸公寓15号楼103号; 6) 朝阳区朝外大街 6号新城国际二期17号楼101; 7) 朝阳区百子湾南 二路76号5号楼10A; 8) 朝阳区北辰东路8号院北 辰生活广场131-04B World Health Store 1) Mon-Fri 10.30am8pm, Sat-Sun 10am–7.30pm. Rm 2152, 1st Floor, Section A, North Tower, Soho Shangdu, 8 Dongdaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5900 2209,; 2) MonThur 10am-8pm, Fri & Sat 10.30am.8.30pm, Sun 10.30am-8pm. R09A, LB1, Euro Plaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Tianzhu Zhen, Shunyi District. (8046 2524, 世界健康品店, 1) 朝阳区东大桥路8号SOHO尚都北塔A座一层 2152; 2) 顺义区天竺镇裕翔路99号欧陆广场地 下一层09A

Veterinarians Doctors Beck & Stone Pet Health Care Center Get full, international standard, pet care with open Western and highly trained Chinese veterinarians, nurses and medical technicians. Hospitals are also emergency crisis centers. Ambulances available for collection and drop off of pets. Daily, 24 hours. 1) Unit 104, Tower B, Bldg 3, Hou Xiandai Cheng, BaiziwanLu, Chaoyang District, Chaoyang District. (8774 8653, 135 0103 0572 (emergencies), info@; 2) Daily 9am-7pm. Shop 0153, Tower B, Chaowai Soho, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5869 6401, 400 103 8686 (for appointments, pet pick-up and emergencies),; 3) Daily 9am9pm. Unit 104, Bldg 7, Compound 9,Fangyuan Nanli, Chaoyang District. (8457 8233, 400 103 8686 (for appointments, pet pick-up and emergencies),; 4) Shop LB05, Euro Plaza,99 Yu Xiang Lu, Shunyi District, Shunyi District. (8046 2886, 135 0103 0572 (emergencies), www. 思威(北京)国际 动物医院有限公司, 1) 朝阳区百子湾路后现代 城3栋B座104底商; 2) 朝阳区朝阳门外大街6号


朝外SohoB号楼0153; 3) 朝阳区芳园南里9号院7 号楼104; 4) 顺义区顺义区天竺镇 裕祥路99号 欧陆广场LB05 Guan Shang Animal Hospital Daily 8.30am10.30pm. 1/F, 7 North Third Ring Road (300 meters West of An Hua Qiao, on the north side of the street), Chaoyang District. (6237 1359 ext 8037, 6205 1944 ext 8037 Chinese only) 北 京观赏动物医院, 朝阳区北三环中路7 号一层( 安华桥往西三百米路北) International Center for Veterinary Services (ICVS) ICVS is a professionally managed and affordable full service international standard animal hospital and pet care facility. All doctors are legally licensed in the PRC. Services include internal medicine, hospitalization, spay/neuter, soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries, dentistry, dermatology, blood tests, laboratory diagnostics, X-rays, ultrasound, legal vaccinations, prescription pet foods, behavior counseling and obedience training, import/export advice, pet adoption counseling and more. Boarding kennel, grooming salon, SAFE pet foods & pet shop available. All services in Mandarin and English. Licensed rabies vaccinations for export. Soft opening hours: 10am-5pm daily. 13-16 Rongke Ganlan Chengshang Jie, Futongxi Dajie, Wangjing, Chaoyang District. (8456 1939/40/41, www. 北京新天地国际动物医院, 朝阳 区望京阜通西大街, 融科橄榄城商街13-16号

Family Travel Hotels, Hostels and Resorts Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast Located near the Liangmaqiao embassy district, subway Line 10, and the Airport Expressway, this fivestar hotel offers 1,600sqm of meeting and banquet facilities. Rooms are equipped with LCD TVs, high-speed Internet access, and a full range of first-class amenities. Other features include a health club, heated indoor pool, fullservice spa, and five restaurants. 26A Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5927 8888) http:// 北京海航大厦万豪酒 店, 朝阳区霄云路甲26号海航大厦万豪酒店 China World Hotel With bragging rights to being the first super luxury hotel in town, the 716 room China World is an oldie but still a goodie thanks to its attentive service, location in the heart of the CBD and quality food outlets - especially Aria. The lobby is opulent and marble-laden enough for even the most discriminating Carraran and it leads, via an escalator, to the restaurants, offices and luxury retailers of the China World Trade Center. The main conference hall will be closed for renovation from January to March of 2007. Also, the affiliated Traders Hotel (Guomao Fandian) just behind the China World Hotel is a less-expensive alternative for business travelers. RMB 3,000-31,000. Daily 6am-11pm. 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 2266 ext 33, www. 中国大饭店, 朝阳区建国门外 大街1号 China World Summit Wing Hotel “China World Summit Wing, Beijing comprises 278 guest rooms and suites, four designer restaurants, two bars and a lounge and four exclusive venues devoted to private dining, one of which is an observation deck on level 81. Accommodations with guest room sizes averaging 65 square metres are the most spacious in the city. The hotel also houses the city’s highest spa retreat with CHI, The Spa - Shangri-La’s signature spa brand - on level 77, a health club with a Life Fitnessequipped gymnasium, and an indoor infinity swimming pool overlooking the city.Ideally suited for exclusive celebrations and high-level meetings, China World Summit Wing has a designer’s collection of sumptuous venues with breathtaking views from the three Chairman Rooms on Level 79 and The Peak on Level 81. The Summit Ballroom, one of the largest in the city and 12 elegantly appointed function rooms

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with natural daylight are located on Level 3 to 5.” 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 2299, http:// chinaworldsummitwing 北京国贸大酒店, 朝阳 区建国门外大街1号 CITIC Hotel Beijing Airport Formerly known as the Sino-Swiss Hotel, this hotel’s main draws are convenient access to the airport and a great pool. The attached restaurants serve Swiss, Japanese and Mongolian, and other cuisines. Regular shuttle bus service makes getting in and out of the city fairly easy. RMB 1,300-2,200. 9 Xiaotianzhu Lu, Beijing Capital International Airport, Shunyi District. (6456 5588, www. 北京国都大饭店, 顺义区北 京首都国际机场小天竺路9号 Crowne Plaza Beijing Popular with tourists and foreigners adopting kids in China, the recently renovated Crowne Plaza’s appeal lies chiefly in its location just north of the main Wangfujing drag and within walking distance of the Forbidden City and Tian’anmen. Rooms overlooking the streets are preferable to those on the atrium. RMB 2,760-6,610. 48 Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6513 3388) www. 国际艺苑皇冠假日酒店, 东城 区王府井大街48号 Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U Town boasts over 3000 square meters of flexible event space with 11 fully-equipped meeting rooms, including the Crowne ballroom with 1,029 square meters of space. OPENING JANUARY, 2011. 3 Sanfeng Beili, U-Town, Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5909 6688, 400 886 2255) hotel/pegut?rpb=hotel&crUrl=/h/d/cp/1/en/ hotelsearchresults 北京朝阳悠唐皇冠假日酒店, 朝阳区朝阳区三丰北里3号 EAST Beijing 22 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 6688) 北京东隅, 朝阳区酒仙桥路22号 Fairmont Beijing Hotel Mon-Sun 24hrs. 8 Yong An Dong Li, Jianguomenwai Avenue, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China 100022, Chaoyang District. (86 10 8511 7777, beijing@ beijing/ 朝阳区北京市朝阳区建国门外大街永 安东里8号 Grand Hyatt Though it will always be overshadowed by the more glamorous Grand Hyatt Shanghai (in the Jinmao Tower), this hotel remains one of the most upscale in China - with prices to match. Great for shopping, business and sightseeing, with comfortable, sleekly lit and furnished rooms, the Grand Hyatt now also has a stunning new meeting venue, The Residence, in addition to their award-winning Chinese restaurant (Made in China) and indoor pool done up like a tropical grotto. RMB 3,500-34,200. 1 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District. (8518 1234) www.beijing. 东方君悦大酒店, 东城区东 长安街1号 Grand Millennium This 521-room luxury hotel in the shadow of the CCTV Tower boasts contemporary rooms, a residential complex (Millenium Residences), a Cantonese restaurant (Yao Chi), brasserie and two jazz bars. 7 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (8587 6888) 北京千禧大酒店, 朝阳区东三环中路7号 Hilton Beijing Located along the east Third Ring Road, the Hilton Beijing offers easy access to Sanlitun, the CBD and the embassy district, as well as the Airport Expressway. Experience a higher realm of pampering and prestige with exclusivity, personalized service and upgraded amenities in the newly built nine-story Executive Tower and relax in the Executive Lounge. There are also 12 meeting rooms, as well as a fully equipped Business Center. Also has five restaurants and bars, including Pan-Asian cooking at Elements restaurant, contemporary American cuisine in One East or creative cocktails in Zeta Bar. Daily 24hrs.. 1



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Dongfang Lu, Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5865 5000) en_US/hi/hotel/BJSHITW-Hilton-Beijing-hotel/ 北京希尔顿酒店, 朝阳区东三环北路 东方路1号 Hilton Beijing Capital Airport Just minutes after clearing Customs you could be taking a snooze in your room, attending a business meeting or relaxing in the spa. This stylish departure from typical airport hotels offers five-star comforts and unique convenience for people in transit, business travelers, trade fair visitors and event organizers. One minute away from Terminal 3 by 24-hour hotel free airport shuttle bus, the city center just 16 minutes away by direct rail, and the most popular tourist sites within a 40-minute drive, it’s also the perfect base for tourists. Terminal 3, Beijing Capital International Airport, Chaoyang District. (6458 8888) hi/hotel/BJSCAHI-Hilton-Beijing-Capital-Airport/ 朝阳区北京首都机场三号航站楼 Hilton Beijing Wangfujing “Recently voted the ‘World’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel’ for the second year running at the prestigious World Travel Awards, the Hilton Beijing Wangfujing hotel offers some of the largest hotel rooms in the city.Set in the heart of Beijing’s shopping district, indulge in some retail therapy or visit nearby Beijing attractions. The iconic Tiananmen Square is just a ten minute walk from the hotel. After a busy day sightseeing, treat yourself to a holistic massage in the hotel’s Spa, swim laps of the rooftop pool or work out in the fitness center.Hold a conference in one of the 8 fully equipped meeting rooms then relax and enjoy stunning city views in the Executive Lounge or take advantage of the hotel’s Business Center. Sample delicious Macanese cuisine at Vasco’s restaurant or sip an expertly mixed cocktail in stylish Flames bar at the Hilton Beijing Wangfujing hotel.” 8 Wangfujing Dongjie, Dongcheng District. (5812 8888) BJSWFHI-Hilton-Beijing-Wangfujing/ 东 城区北京王府井希尔顿酒店 InterContinental Beijing Beichen Recognized as the only award-winning international luxury hotel in the northern part of Beijing, InterContinental Beijing Beichen is connected to the China National Convention Center (CNCC), one of Asia’s largest convention centers. The hotel stands out for its scenic location next to the National Stadium and the Water Cube, with easy access to Beijing International Capital Airport, the Great Wall, historical sightseeing spots, and major business centers. Bldg 4, 8 Beichen Xilu, Chaoyang District. 北京北辰洲际酒店, 朝阳区朝阳区北辰西路8号 院4号楼 JW Marriott Standard rooms are elegantly appointed and super luxurious. Downstairs, the loungy Loong Bar aspires to the metro-chic networking set, while restaurants Asia Bistro and CRU Steakhouse maintain a high standard. Rooms RMB 1,500-2,500. 83 Jianguo Lu, China Central Place, Chaoyang District. (5908 6688) 北京JW万豪酒店, 朝阳区华贸中心建国路83号 Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center Located in the heart of Beijing’s central diplomatic and business district, the Kempinski Hotel Beijing boasts a blend of European style with elements of Beijing’s rich cultural history. In addition to 526 guestrooms and suites, including four executive floors and eight no-smoking floors, the hotel also has eight fully equipped banqueting/conference facilities accommodating up to 1,300 people. The hotel also has seven restaurants and bars, including the Paulaner Bräuhaus boasting the city’s finest Bavarian food and microbrewed beer, and Kempi Deli, renowned for its gourmet European cakes and pastries. On the 18th floor overlooking Beijing’s skyline is the swimming pool of Pulse Health Club, which also includes a fitness centre, tennis courts and squash courts.The Kempinski also manages a neighbouring eight-storey complex offering 12,500 square metres of office space, 42 shops and showrooms and 170 fully furnished

one to four bedroom apartments. Facing the Liang Ma River, the complex also contains a 24-hour serviced international medical centre, dental clinics and fully equipped children’s park and nursery. Beijing Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 3388) 凯宾斯基饭 店, 朝阳区亮马桥路50号 Kerry Hotel Beijing This Shangri-La property is noted for its modern design, business-friendly amenities, kid-friendly restaurant (Horizon) as well as the city’s most popular cocktails (at Centro). The Horizon Club’s executive floor will be upgraded in the coming months The Kerry’s sports center wins kudos for its big pool, two indoor tennis courts, basketball court and rooftop track. RMB 1,300-23,000. 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6561 8833) 北京嘉里大饭店, 朝阳区 光华路1号 Langham Place Beijing Capital Airport Langham Place Beijing Capital Airport boasts “372 spacious, stylish guest rooms and suites;” dining options, including Ming Court and Fuel Bar and Grill; a location just one minute from Beijing Capital Airport Terminal 3; a 24-hour gym and cardio studio; 22 function rooms, including a ballroom and various multipurpose rooms; and the 24-hour private Club L Lounge offering “two floors of sleek luxury and an intimate, upscale vibe.” 1 Er Jing Lu, Terminal 3 Capital International Airport, Shunyi District. (6457 5555) http://beijingairport. 顺义区首都机场1号 航站楼 Courtyard by Marriott Beijing Northeast Located a few minutes from the Olympic National Stadium and 15 minutes from new China International Exhibition Center and Beijing Capital International Airport; just 1 km from Airport Express Station and Subway Line 10 - the contemporary Courtyard Beijing Northeast offers a perfect combination of the green and peaceful area. The hotel offers spacious guest rooms, marble bathrooms, 32-inch HDTVs, high-speed Internet and IP phones. Dine at the MoMo Cafe, serving a variety of international fare, or stop by MoMo 2 go for sandwiches, pastries, power shakes and get a drink in our new trendy “101 Lounge”. And recharge at the 24-hour fitness centre, indoor pool and whirlpool or with a massage. Six daylight meeting rooms will help you to organize different type of events. 101 Jingshun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5907 6666, 400 888 5551) 北京人济万怡酒店, 朝阳区朝阳区 京顺路101号 Raffles Hotel Beijing Ideally situated at the crossroads of famous Chang An Avenue and the district of Wangfujing, Raffles Beijing Hotel is in the heart of the prestigious business and commercial districts and a few minutes from the mystical Forbidden City, historical Tiananmen Square, the Silk Market and other famous sights. It is also a short 15-minute walk from Beijing railway station and less than five minutes from Wangfujing subway station. Raffles Beijing Hotel epitomises elegance and exclusivity, as guests luxuriate in 171 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, which are some of the most expansive and decadent in Beijing. The inimitable Raffles experience is taken a step further with sumptuous culinary creations to delight every palate, state-of-theart meeting and banquet facilities and a Fitness Centre complete with its own indoor swimming pool. Raffles’ afternoon tea service was voted “Outstanding Afternoon Tea” in the Beijinger’s 2011 Restaurant Awards. 33 Dong Chang’an Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6526 3388) http://, http:// 东城区东 长安大街33号 Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street Another top-range hotel on Beijing’s “Wall Street.” With a striking glass and chrome exterior, the hotel boasts 253 guest rooms appointed with flat screen TVs, cordless phones and high-speed Internet and fax connections. The hotel features three restaurants (including the award-winning Cepe) and a lounge and bar

serving Chinese, Italian and all-day cuisines. RMB 1,500-48,000. 1 Jinchengfang Dongjie, Financial Street, Xicheng District, Xicheng District. (6601 6666) 北京 丽嘉饭店, 西城区金融街金城坊东街1号 The Schoolhouse at Mutianyu This renovated elementary school proves there is more to Mutianyu than just the Great Wall. Located 90mins northeast of Beijing (via Jingcheng expressway) and offering a restaurant with fresh local ingredients, art glass studio and art room and is a creative way for the family to escape the city. Daily 7-10am, 3-5pm. Mutianyu Village (for detailed directions see website), Huairou District. (6162 6506) 慕田峪 小园餐厅, 怀柔区慕田峪 (具体路线请查看网 站信息) Sofitel Wanda Despite an ominous exterior, Sofitel’s new Asia flagship hotel is sure to dazzle with its sophisticated blend of modern comfort and classical Chinese elegance. Floor-to-ceiling windows profit iconic CBD skyline views from west side rooms, specially designed feather beds, Wi-Fi, broadband and flat screen TVs complete a high-tech vision of luxury. The hotel’s F&B outlets include Le Pré Lenôtre and Farm House (see Restaurants). Rooms RMB 1,088-4,986. Tower C, Wanda Plaza, 93 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (8599 6666) 北京万达索 菲特大饭店, 朝阳区建国路93号万达广场C座 The St. Regis Beijing With more marble than an Italian quarry and more wood than an old growth forest, the St. Regis is one of the city’s most luxurious hotels. At any hour round the clock, guests can summon their personal butler or a professional masseur; to fight jetlag, there is always the gorgeous pool, spa or putting green. The restaurants, notably the Astor Grill, will sat-isfy discriminating palates, and the buzz around town is that the bartender whips up a mean tequila Bloody Mary at the Press Club Bar. RMB 1,750-51,170. 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6460 6688) www.stregis. com/beijing 北京瑞吉酒店, 朝阳区建国门外 大街21号 Swissotel Beijing Though the rooms are fairly small, the large swimming pool, the diverse dining options and central location of this fivestar hotel appeal to both leisure and business travelers. RMB 2,755-7,180. 2 Chaoyangmen Beidajie, Dongcheng District. (6553 2288) 北京港澳中心瑞 士酒店, 东 城区朝阳门北大街2号 The Brickyard Inn and Retreat Center at Mutianyu Great Wall 100m South of Yingbeigou Cun, Huairou District. (6162 6506, www. 瓦厂, 怀柔区怀柔区 营北沟村南100米 The Opposite House This chic boutique hotel owned and operated by Swire properties (the same group behind adjacent Village at Sanlitun) boasts a prime location, cuttingedge contemporary architecture by Kengo Kuma, creative units ranging from studios to penthouses fitted with rain showers, LCD TVs and nespresso coffee machines, chic bars, lounges and restaurants (Sureno, Punk, Mesh), and much more. Bldg 1, Sanlitun Village North, 11 Sanlitun Lu (north of 3.3 Shopping Center), Chaoyang District. (6417 6688, answers@ www.theoppositehouse. com 朝阳区三里屯路11号三里屯Village北区1号楼 The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing Old World elegance, plush comfort – everything you’d expect from this hallowed name, including impeccable restaurants such as the internationally themed Aroma and Yu (Cantonese/Sichuan). An in-house wedding chapel sets this hotel apart, but the 109sqm executive suites with innovatively partitioned living and entertaining quarters are where the Ritz really shines. 83A Jianguo Lu, China Central Place, Chaoyang District. (5908 8888) 北京丽 思卡尔顿酒店, 朝阳区建国路甲83号华贸中心 The Westin Beijing Chaoyang Fantastic location and first class amenities make the Westin Chaoyang one of Beijing’s premiere

Fun Stuff luxury hotels. All 550 guest rooms and suites are oversized and feature quality contemporary furnishings including the signature Heavenly Bed® and rainforest shower as well as wireless High Speed Internet Access. The Westin Executive Club Floor guest rooms and suites provide the ultimate comfort and convenience. The Heavenly Spa by Westin™ offers a range of treatments for the renewal of the body, soul, and mind. Facilities include an indoor pool, hydrotherapy centre, and WestinWORKOUT® gym. The business centre, located on Level 3, provides secretarial and business support while the gift shop features a selection of premium souvenirs and gift items.Find a journey of culinary delights and moments to savor in our restaurants, bars, and lounges as you enjoy offerings from China, Europe, and Asia. With a total of 1,100 square meters of function space, our hotel has the capacity to accommodate events of various sizes. The Jinmao Ballroom and seven meeting rooms feature the latest in audiovisual technology and five-star service. 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5922 8888) 金茂北京威斯汀大饭店, 朝阳区东三环 北路7号 Westin Beijing Financial Street This megahotel on Financial Street (West Second Ring Road) has spared no expense in meeting the high expectations of its well-heeled clientele, from its vast lobby and elegantly appointed rooms to its opulent spa and pool. The Westin also boasts seven restaurants and bars – including Senses, which offers what many cognoscenti consider to be Beijing’s most decadent Sunday brunch. RMB 1,500-21,100. 9B Jinrong Jie (Financial Street), Xicheng District., Xicheng District. (6606 8866) 威斯汀 大酒店, 西城区金融街乙9号

Travel Agencies Beijing Sideways (Gael: 139 1133 4947, www. Bespoke Beijing Anti-package-tour to its core, Bespoke Beijing offers an a la carte menu of high-quality, high-value travel services so you can pick and choose the components that are relevant to you. These include car hire, tour guides and airport transfers - or take it to the next level with their expert-led signature experiences. B510, 107 Dongsi Bei Dajie, Dongcheng District, Dongcheng District. (6400 0133, www. 东城区东城区东四北大街 107号天海商务大厦B座510号 China Culture Center (CCC) From its Beijing headquarters, the Chinese Culture Club plans and organizes a diverse range of trips and cultural events (lectures, tours, courses, etc.) for those who wish to better understand and experience China, including a range of familyfriendly programs. Kent Center, 29 Anjialou, Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6432 9341/1041, www. 朝阳区亮马桥路29号安家 楼肯特中心院内 A group organizing events around the city, the surrounding countryside, and villages, with the aim of introducing people to more of the capital’s culture. Events include camping, hiking, and language exchange. ( Global Easy Tour This travel agency features a team of experienced travel professionals and offers solutions for a wide variety of travel plans, from international airline tickets to ground transportation, accommodations, tours, beach vacations, and more. With destinations ranging from China to Southeast Asia, Global Easy Tour is committed to providing the best travel services. Mon-Fri 9am-6.30pm, Sat 10am-4pm. A611, Freetown Center, 58, Dongsanhuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (5867 2900/1/2, www. 和平国旅, 朝阳区东三环南 路58号富顿中心A座611室 Kingdom Travel This bilingual outfit arranges domestic and business air tickets, family

vacation packages and weekend escapes. Apt 718, Bldg 2, Guanghualu Soho, 22 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (5870 3388, fit@ www.kingdomtravel. 中侨国旅, 朝阳区光华路22号光华路 SOHO 2号楼718室 Sunflower Travel 22D, Bldg B, Ginza Mall, 48 Dongzhimenwai Dajie(8447 6361, tours@ ., Dongcheng District. (8447 6361) 东城 区东直门外大街48号东方银座B座22D) Travel-Stone A travel agency catering specifically for foreigners, they offer services in English, Chinese and French. Travel-Stone organize everything from flights & hotels to tailored packages and large group trips. Daily 9am-7pm. Rm 1001, Dongwai Gongguan, 3 Xinzhong Jie, Dongcheng District. (5670 7458, com 东城区新中街乙3号东外公馆办公楼1001室 Trekiz | DIY Travel Site is a one stop shop for all things travel. Create and book DIY travel itineraries online with Trekiz’s patented trip planner. Choose from hundreds of activities (and tours and treks and classes and cruises!) in countries and cities around the world. Book China flights and China hotels, too! Trekiz takes the headache out of travel planning with its great prices, wide selection and userfriendly interface. ((+86) 4001-873549) http:// TUI China Travel Co. Ltd. With its extensive international network, this German-Chinese joint venture can arrange personalized tours to destinations both domestic and worldwide. Unit 921-926, Bright China Chang An Bldg, Tower 2, 7 Jianguomennei Dajie, Dongcheng District. (8519 8800, cn 途易, 东城区建国门内大街7号光华长安大厦 2座921-926 WildChina Wild China’s family travel experts can help you craft a unique, personalized family vacation and are happy to program kid-centric activities like visits to schools or family homes, and arts and crafts workshops. Or, sign up for one of their family-friendly standard tours (trips to the Sichuan panda reserve are a popular choice). Rm 801, Oriental Place, 9 Dongfang Donglu, Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6465 6602, www. 中旅特种旅游部, 朝阳区东三环 北路东方东路9号东方国际大厦801室

Fun Stuff Animal Attractions Beijing Aquarium Modern, well-equipped and recently restocked, the aquarium features thousands of freshwater and saltwater fish from around the world, including huge Amazonian arapaima, giant sturgeon and many sharks. The piece de resistance may be the enormous tank containing an entire coral reef – with sea turtles, manta rays and garoupa. There are also several Sea World-style shows every day, featuring seals and dolphins. RMB 120 (includes zoo), RMB 60 (kids less than 18 years old), free (kids under 1.2m). Daily 9am-5pm (AprOct), 9am-5.30pm (Nov-Mar), last ticket sold at 4.30pm. 18B Gaoliangqiao Xiejie, Haidian District. (6217 6655) 北京海洋 馆, 海淀区高粱桥斜街乙18号 Beijing Zoo The conditions for the animals in the zoo and the behavior of some local patrons may upset animal lovers. However, things are improving, as the new chimpanzee and panda houses testify, and most kids will be oblivious to the zoo’s shortcomings and enjoy the vast collection of animals and the leafy compound, which was the former private garden of a Qing dynasty aristocrat. Apr-Oct: RMB 15, RMB 8 (students). Nov-Mar: RMB 10, RMB 5 (students), free (kids under 1.2m). RMB 5 for Panda House. Daily 7.30am-5pm (winter), 7.30am-6pm (summer). 137 Baishiqiao Lu, Xizhimenwai Dajie, Haidian District. (6831 4411) 北京动物园, 海淀区西外 大街白石桥路137号

Blue Zoo Beijing Not to be confused with either the Beijing Aquarium or the Beijing Zoo, the Blue Zoo is actually an aquarium with an enormous coral reef tank containing eels, tuna, shark, stingrays and (we swear we’re not making this up) the occasional underwater marriage ceremony. RMB 90, RMB 60 (kids under 12 years old), free (kids under 1m). Daily 8am-7.30pm (summer), daily 8.30am6.30pm (winter). Workers’ Stadium South Gate, Chaoyang District. (6591 3397) com 富国海底世界, 朝阳区工人体育场南门

Art Schools ArtBug Singaporean art center ArtBug aims to make art accessible for everyone, with programs catering to children from ages 2-12. ArtBug focuses on nurturing a child’s creativity, communication skills, and self-confidence through the arts. The center offers courses in a wide variety of subjects, including drawing, sculpture, photography, speech and drama, and performance arts. Rm 753, Tower A, Chaowai SOHO (north of Central Park), 6 Chaowai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5900 0270) www.artbug. 朝阳区朝阳区朝外大街乙6号朝外SOHO写 字楼A座753 (新城国际北侧) Atelier Created by two French artists, Atelier is a school dedicated to the study of the visual, literary and performing arts. Located in the heart of Sanlitun, Atelier is a space designed for creativity. The center offers high-quality courses led by professionals in their field for children, adolescents, and adults. Current courses include drawing, painting, sculpture, sewing, as well as courses in writing and theater. Atelier also offers courses specifically designed to help students who are preparing a Bachelor of Arts and/or admission to an art school. Atelier courses are taught in French and English; courses taught in Chinese will be offered in the near future. Atelier courses run throughout the year. Rm 202, Building C, Jinxiu Yuan, Xingfucun Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (atelier@ 啊特黎尔, 朝阳区朝阳区幸福村中路锦绣园C楼202室 i3 Art Studio i3 Art Studio is an “innovationimagination-inspiration-orientated” artstudio that offers a series of experiential art for kids aged 4-10. The facilities include four studios: pottery, painting, handicraft, and animation. Kids are provided with an interactive learning environment to strengthen their skills in exploration, imagination, creativity, and expression. Participants can work as a team to create artwork that follows a particular theme and have fun in the process. Rm 1808, Bldg 4, Dongqu Guoji Gongyu, 1 Ciyunsi, Chaoyang District. (8591 3294, 130 4123 8445, http://i3-artstudio. com 创艺工坊, 朝阳区慈云寺1号院东区国际公 寓4号楼1808室 MAC Time Community Art Center MAC Time Community Art Center provides art programs for all ages, children and adults. Courses include pre-school art class, little artist’s studio, oil painting, pottery program, Chinese Calligraphy and art appreciation. MAC Time also holds holiday art activities, exhibition tour and artist studio tour for members & community. Birthday art party service is available. Tue-Sun 10am-6.30pm. L5-507A. Euro Plaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Tianzhu Town, Shunyi District. (8046 1820, www.mactimeart. 游艺时光小区艺术中心, 顺义区天竺镇裕 翔路99号欧陆广场L5-507A Miller/Reis Art Studios Miller/Reis Art Studios provides an alternative to the typical children’s art class. Students can have individualized and enjoyable activities as well as sculpting, drawing and painting. 5 Xiyuan, Yishu Gongshem, Xianggelila, Feijia Cun, Cuigezhuang Xiang, Chaoyang District. (JeffMiller.FilipaReis@ 朝阳区崔各庄乡费家村香格里拉艺 术公社西园5号 Think Big Creative Centre Think Big Creative Centre has over 20 years’ experience working with toddlers, kids, and teens to develop creative skills. The company’s Creative Playgroup (ages 0-6) uses Montessori


educational approaches to stimulate sensory exploration, logical reasoning, language skills, and science and culture awareness. The Creative Visual Arts program (ages 2-18) is designed by CreativeKids, a Hong Kong art education studio founded in 1991. Programs are age-appropriate, cross-curricular in content, and use multimedia methods to explore topics. The center’s programs are membership-based. Creative Visual Arts cost RMB 1,920 (six times at 1.5 hours per class) or RMB 13,000 (48 times for the same class length). Creative Playgroup ranges from RMB 500 (three hours) to RMB 25,000 (288 hours). Contact the center to take a one-hour trial class of Creative Visual Arts or Creative Playgroup. Rm VD3-03, 3/F, Kid’s Town, SOLANA Lifestyle Shopping Park, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5905 6310, www. 特别斯思创意天地, 朝阳 区朝阳区朝阳公园路6号2号楼 蓝色港湾国际商区 儿童城3层VD3-03 Yosemite Art Center Mon-Fri 9am-5pm or 8pm, Sat-Sun 8am-8pm. Shangye Jie, 5 Wanke Gongyuan, Tianshui Yuan Jie, Chaoyang District. (8571 4258/30) www. 音琴美诗艺术生活中心, 朝阳区甜水西园街万科公园五号商业街

Cinemas Broadway Cinematheque MOMA (BC MOMA) Beijing’s first art house cinema hosts screenings by independent Chinese filmmakers, with a young filmmaker series to support up-and-coming artists. Often filmmakers are present for Q+A. Also screens pictures for general release. North area of Dongzhimen MOMA, 1 Xiangheyuan Lu, Dongzhimen, Chaoyang District. (8438 8258) http://www. 当代MOMA百老汇电影中心, 朝 阳区东直门香河园路1号, 万国城北区(二环路 东北角) CGV Xingxing International Cinema Mon-Fri 10.30am-12.30pm; Sat-Sun 9.30am12.30pm. 4/F, Indigo Mall, 18 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8426 0800) 希界维星星国际 影城, 朝阳区酒仙桥路18号颐堤港商场4层 Mega Box One of the more popular cinemas in Beijing, Mega Box screens both the latest Hollywood blockbusters and Chinese films. For RMB 20 per year, their membership program is well worth it. Non-members pay RMB 80 for regular tickets and RMB 120 for 3D tickets. With the discount, members get 50 percent off on weekdays and 30 percent off on weekends and holidays. 1) B1/F, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 6118); 2) 3/F, Area C, Zhongguancun Mall (West of Dinghao Mall), Haidian District. (5986 3777) 美嘉欢乐影城, 1) 朝阳区 三里屯路19号三里屯Village南区地下1层; 2) 海淀 区中关村广场购物中心C区三层(鼎好西侧) Saga Cinema SA-42, Solana, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5905 6868) 传奇时代影城, 朝阳区朝 阳公园路6号蓝色港湾商业区SA-42 UME International Cineplex The fivefloor building is famed for its state-of-the-art equipment, clean environment and screening of recent foreign movies. It’s open all day, but half-price tickets can be snagged before 8.30pm. Nosh on the standard array of popcorn flavors or head to the nearby Pizza Hut, Subway or Haagen-Dazs to fuel up pre-show. The Cineplex’s biggest claim to fame – literally – is a 430-meter-tall screen. Tickets RMB 50 and 60. 1) 5th floor, Fuli Plaza, Shuangjing Qiao Bei, Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5903 7171); 2) 44 Kexueyuan Nanlu, Shuangyushu, Haidian District. (8211 5566) 华星影院, 1) 朝阳区东三环 中路双井桥北富力广场5层; 2) 海淀区双榆树科 学院南路44号

Concert Hall & Theaters National Centre For The Performing Arts (NCPA) Adjacent to the monolithic Great Hall of the People, French architect Paul Andreu’s space-age conception attracted a fair amount of

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criticismfor its cost (RMB 490,000 a seat) and dust-gathering capabilities (maintenance of the glass dome and surrounding moat is said to run up to hundreds of thousands of RMB daily). Since its opening in December 2007 though, praise for the stunning design, particularly beautiful at sunset, and the superb in-house acoustics has drowned out these criticisms. Continuing the trend of giving monikers to new monuments, the NCPA has been dubbed the ‘Egg’. Entrance to the three performance venues housed under the dome is via a passageway running under the moat, and the vast central atrium features stones from every region in China. Presently, attracting a string of world-class performers appears to be less of a problem than finding the appreciative local audiences that this venue deserves. 2 Chang’an Jie, Xicheng District. (6655 0000) www.chncpa. org 国家大剧院, 西城区西长安街2号 Penghao Theater This privately owned theater and cafe is a well-kept secret in Beijing. Hard to find in a remodeled hutong, the atmosphere makes up for what it lacks in accessibilty. Has a rooftop bar for a drink after the show. 35 Dongmianhua Hutong (south gate of the Central Academy of Drama, between Nanluogu Xiang and Jiaodaokou Nandajie), Dongcheng District. (6400 6452/72) 蓬蒿剧场, 东城区东棉花胡同35号(中央戏剧学院南门, 南锣 鼓巷和交道口南大街之间)

Major Attractions White Cloud Temple (Baiyunguan) Baiyunguan Temple is located 1,500 meters southeast of the Muxidi subway station and is the biggest Taoist temple in Beijing. First built in 741 AD, this well-preserved temple has a long and interesting history. One of Beijing’s annual Spring Festival ‘temple fairs’ takes place here every year. The Baiyunguan temple fair usually starts from Chinese New Year’s Day and lasts 18 days – the longest temple fair in the city. Vendors from all over the country come here to show and sell their regional foods, handmade art and crafts, and special Spring Festival products; local performers will put on traditional shows of Peking opera, acrobatics and lion dances, as well as modern entertainments. Don’t miss this chance to experience a real Beijing way of celebrating the Spring Festival! RMB 10 park entry fee. Daily 8.30am-4pm. 6 Baiyunguan Jie, Xibianmenwai, Xuanwu District. (6344 3666) 白云观, 宣武区西便门外白云观 街6号

Museums & Education Beijing Planetarium Thanks to a RMB 300 million facelift, the once retro planetarium now boasts state of the art facilities. The SGI Digital Universe Theater takes patrons on a tour of the cosmos with six Carl Zeiss laser projectors that simulate the movement of stars and constellations. You can also travel through time in the 4-D theater, where you strap on a pair of goggles and watch a multidimensional film about the creation of the solar system and evolution of life on earth, replete with snarling T-Rexes and saber-toothed tigers. Other draws include the 3D space shuttle simulator and a cool exhibit about the sun. The new exhibition hall: RMB 10 (RMB 7 for students); GI Digital Universe Theater: RMB 45, RMB 35 (students); 4-D Theater: RMB 30, RMB 20 (students); 3D Space Shuttle Simulator: RMB 30, RMB 20 (students). Wed-Fri 9.30am-3.30pm (last ticket 3pm), Sat-Sun 9.30am-4.30pm (last ticket 4pm). 138 Xizhimenwai Dajie, Xicheng District. (6835 2453, 6831 2517) 北京 天文馆新馆, 西城区西直门外大街138号 China Science and Technology Museum Mammoth 48,000 sqm facility features five themed exhibition rooms (the Children’s Science Paradise, The Glory of China, Exploration and Discovery, Science, Technology and Life and Challenges and the Future) and an array of hands-on scientific exhibitions, a science playground and displays of Chinese exhibitions. Also boasts four state-of-the-art “4D” and 3D cinemas, and an array of dining options. TueSun 9am-4.30pm, extended hours for special



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events (ticket selling 8.30am- 3.30pm). 5 Beichen Donglu (ten minutes east of the south gate of the Olympic Forest Park), Chaoyang District. (5904 1188) 中国科 技馆, 朝阳区朝阳区北辰东路5号 Sony ExploraScience Kids of all ages are sure to love this technologically sophisticated museum’s host of interactive displays, including robotic dogs who play soccer, musical sculptures, sound and light distortion machines, soap bubble rings and much more. The staff regularly host live science shows in Chinese. RMB 30 (adults), RMB 20 (students), free (kids under 1.2m); buy your tickets at the museum booth outside the park’s south or east gates and you won’t have to buy park tickets as well. Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm, Sat-Sun 9am6.30pm, closed on second Mon and Tue of each month. Inside Chaoyang Park (near the south gate), Chaoyang District. (6501 8800) www. 索尼探梦, 朝阳区朝阳公 园里(南门) The Magic Bean House The Magic Bean House is the first American-designed Children’s Museum in China. Exhibits include Tale of Magic Bean, Fantasy Forest, Green Foods, Bricks and Blocks, Car Service, World of Water, Experimental Hall, Toddler Land, Art Gallery and more. RMB 80 (kids aged 2 to 8), RMB (babies from 6 to 24 months) RMB 40 (adults). Mon-Fri 10am-6pm; San-Sun 9am-8pm. 7 Chaoyang Park Xilu, Chaoyang District. www. 豆豆家科技馆, 朝阳区朝 阳公园西路7号 Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) UCCA frequently holds kid-friendly exhibitions. Check the events listings and their website for details. RMB 15 (adults). Free on Thursdays.Free for students and children under 1.3 meters Tue-Sun 10am-7pm. 798 Dashanzi Art District, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8459 9269) 尤伦斯当代艺术 中心, 朝阳区酒仙桥路4号大山子艺术区

Parks & Gardens Si’de Park This Lido-area park boasts plenty that will keep the young’uns amused, including an inflated castle, indoor funhouse, outdoor playground, merry-go-round, football pitches, a rollerblading rink, and fishing pond. A circular walking track is popular with morning walkers – if you can get the crew out the door early enough, have fun watching the tai chi practioners. Free. Daily 6am-9pm. Jiangtai Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6438 6093) 四得公园, 朝 阳区将台西路 Taoranting Park Why schlep the kids all the way down to Taoranting? Here are six reasons: 1) Its intelligently designed and clean playground, with padding on the ground, tall covered slides, swings, trampolines and more; 2) Water Land, an enormous water park; 3) Peacock Park, a weird, Yunnan-themed retreat with Dai-style buildings, the eponymous birds, monkeys and rabbits; 4) The symphony of colors that is the rose garden; 5) Car-shaped paddleboats; 6) Priceless signage: “No hunting animals in park,” “Transparent swimming suits are not allowed,” “Those swimming while drunk will be fined RMB 10-50.” RMB 2, RMB 1 (students), free for kids under 1.2m. Daily 6am-9.30pm (last ticket at 9pm). 19 Taiping Jie (near National Ballet of China), Xuanwu District. (6353 2385) 陶然亭公园, 宣 武区太平街19号 Zhongshan Park Elegantly formal, with a Sun Yat-Sen statue, rockery, ancient cypresses, bamboo groves, cherry trees and covered walkways, Zhongshan Park offers a poetic escape from the crowds in Tian’anmen Square. Take in some of Beijing’s best views by renting a boat and paddling along the Forbidden City’s moat. If old buildings leave your offspring cold, there’s always the bumper cars (festooned with the Statue of Liberty) and Merry Land, the park’s indoor playground, with its sea of balls, slides and funny mirrors. Entrance: RMB 3, RMB 1.5 (students), free (kids under 1.2m). Daily 6.30am-8pm (winter), 6am-9pm (summer). West of Tiananmen Gate, Dongcheng District.

(6605 5431 ext 270) 中山公园, 东城区天安门西侧

Places Beyou World Kid’s indoor role-playing center. 2/F, Beyou World Shopping Mall, 111 Jingshun Lu, Chaoyang District. (8571 1199) http:// 朝阳区京顺路111号比如世界购 物中心2层 EE city Tue-Sun 10.30am-3pm, 4-8.30pm. 10/F, Joy City, 101 Chaoyang Beilu (at the intersection of Qingnian Lu), Chaoyang District. (8569 6688 ticket purchase) 蓝 天城, 朝阳区朝阳北路101,青年路口东北角, 大悦城10层 Genting Resort Secret Garden Located three hours northwest by car from Beijing, Genting Resort Secret Garden is a resort that offers all-year activities, including summer sports in the warmer months and skiing in the winter. Wutong Dadao, Taizi City, Chongli County, Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province, Outside Beijing. (400 168 1234) www. 密苑云顶乐园, 北京市 外河北省张家口市崇礼县太子镇梧桐大道 Gorilla Treetop Park Daily 6am-10pm (last entry at 9pm). Inside of Chaoyang Park, 1 Nongzhan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (6506 5409) 快乐猩猩, 朝阳区朝阳公园里,农展南路 Green Cow Organic Farm Founded and run by Lejen Chen (of Mrs Shanen’s bagels fame), this six-hectare, closed-system organic farm in Shunyi boasts 70 chickens, six geese, seven cows and a pig that produce all the manure for the compost needed to grow more than 25 types of fruit and vegetables. They also grow corn, wheat and soybean to feed the animals, and don’t use pesticides, herbicides or GMO seeds. The soil is also tested to ensure it’s free of chemicals. Produce grown on the farm is sold to local restaurants and given to the local community. Green Cow accepts members who pay a weekly fee (around RMB 300) to receive cases of seasonal organic vegetables in exchange for some farm work, as well as volunteers to help man various other stations (i.e. the organic milk stand) around the farm. Every fall, the farm also hosts the popular Green Cow Harvest Festival, as well as other community activities. Donggezhuang (10 min north of the International Exhibition Center), Houshayu Zhen, Shunyi District. (8046 4301, 135 0113 6920, 6433 4435 (fax), http://www. 绿牛有机农庄, 顺义区北京 绿牛有机农场(北京京承高速与机场北线交汇处 的东北方向董各庄附近)

Play Centers Cheer Kids Play Park Manufactured by American teachers, child psychologists and engineers, Cheer kids Play Park provides kids a motion and body-building environment and relieves parents from worries about kids safety. 1) 2/F, Fangheng Shopping Mall, Bldg 4, 6 Futong Dongdajie, Wangjing, Chaoyang District. (5119 3019); 2) West Gate of International Sculpture Park, Yuquan Lu, Shijingshan District. (159 1108 3533); 3) West Gate of International Sculpture Park, Yuquan Lu, Shijingshan District. (159 1108 3533); 4) 3/F, Bldg C, Wanda Plaza, Shijingshan, Shijingshan District. (8869 6929); 5) 4/F, Beidianshidai Plaza, Huilongguan, Haidian District. (8075 0939); 6) Stall 135, B2/F, 136 Huashi Dajie, Glory Mall, Chongwenmen, Chongwen District. (8755 5250); 7) 3/F, Huolidongfang Outlets, 1 Yaojiayuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5119 3019) 奇乐儿儿童主题 公园, 1) 朝阳区望京阜通东大街6号院4号楼方恒 购物中心2楼; 2) 石景山区玉泉路国家雕塑公园 西门; 3) 石景山区玉泉路国家雕塑公园西门; 4) 石景山区石景山万达广场C座3层; 5) 海淀区回龙 观北店时代广场四层; 6) 崇文区崇文门花市大街 136号国瑞购物中心B2-135; 7) 朝阳区姚家园路1 号活力东方奥特莱斯三层 Fundazzle This cavernous, indoor playground has a huge two-story jungle gym, trampolines and a toddler area with small cars, swings, seesaws, toy houses and so on. On weekends,

counselors put on shows, lead the kids in song and dance, and teach arts and crafts. RMB 50/ child (weekend or weekday), three-hour limit. RMB 15/adult (weekends), free on weekdays. Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm, Sat-Sun and holidays 9am-7pm. Gongti Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (6593 6208) 翻斗乐, 朝阳区工体南路 Leaping Tots Daily 10am-8.30pm. Shop 382, 3/F, Indigo Mall, 18 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5629 2778) 乐 兜儿童成长中心, 朝阳区酒仙桥路18号颐堤港商 场3层店铺号382 Ricky Duck Kids Club Based out of Beijing Purple Jade Country Club, Ricky Duck Kids Club is slated to open in June 2013 and will offer various activities for kids. These include gardening, interacting with animals such as deer and peacocks, sports (swimming, skating, badminton, and tennis), and summer camps. 6492 5551 ext 6011. 1 Ziyu Donglu, Haidian District. 紫玉儿童 俱乐部, 海淀区紫玉东路1号 The Familier This two-level, indoor family centre provides age-appropriate and kid-family play rooms and classes for children of all ages. Includes an expanded soft play area for babies and toddlers and a full-service cafe with a Western-trained chef and healthy menu options for the entire family. 2 hour: RMB 50 (1 adult, 1 child); all day: RMB 88 (1 adult, 1 child). Zhong’er Jie, 798, Chaoyang District. (5762 6017, http://www. 朝阳区798艺术区 The New City Center The New City Center has a coffee shop with a closed in playroom that includes a ball pit and slide. Programs available for all ages, including “Mommy and Me”, Phonics, Math and Art Classes as well as language lessons for adults. It also offers services including food, games and access to the playroom for birthday parties. A conference room is available to be rented. Mon-Sat 9am5pm. 112, Lize Xiyuan, Guangshun Beidajie, Wangjing (Opening Jan 2), Chaoyang District. (6475 1066, www. 朝阳区望京广顺北大街丽 泽西园112号 The Wiggly Tots Founded by licensed Kindermusik educator Alicia Tan, The Wiggly Tots offers Kindermusik and Tutu Tots Ballet classes for newborns and toddlers. Bond with your child as you play, sing, dance, and giggle together. Your child will learn and grow through activities that stimulate brain growth, build motor skills, enhance social-emotional development, and much more. Call or email to book for a free trial class. Classes take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10am to 10.45am. Studio, 1/F, Fuli Club (R&F Club), 59 Dongsanhuan Lu, Shuangjing, Chaoyang District. (183 0158 8133, info@thewigglytots. com) 朝阳区朝阳区双 井东三环路59号富力会健身俱乐部1层 Who Am I – Family Play Center Located across from Sanlitun Village, this bright and airy two-floor play center features themed areas and rooms. Bilingual, qualified teachers lead free activities throughout the day, including Kindermusik sessions, soft gym, climbing wall, arts and crafts, drama sessions, storytelling, cooking, role play with dress-up, sand pits, and a big tree house filled with balls. Drop-off service is available, along with an onsite cafe. The schedule is uploaded on a weekly basis onto Who Am I’s website. Tue-Sun 9am-7pm. 5-128, Bldg 5 (street level), Sanlitun SOHO, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (400 068 5855) 朝阳区工体北路三里屯 SOHO5号商城楼5-128室

Theme Parks Happy Valley Amusement Park Beijing’s best amusement park sprawls out across a square kilometer of land outside the East Fourth Ring Road and offers 40 rides, an IMAX theater, more than 100 games and seven cinemas. The park is divided into a number of themed areas inspired by such civilizations as Mayan Central America, Minoan Greece and Shangri-

Schools la – the little kiddies play in Ant Kingdom. The roller coasters are world class, the park is well maintained, and the lines for rides are fairly reasonable. RMB 160 (April 1-Nov 14); RMB 120 (Nov 15-March 31). Half price for kids 1.21.4m, free for kids under 1.2m. Daily 8.30am10pm. Wuji Beilu, Dongsihuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (6738 9898 ext 0, 6205 0088, http://bj.happyvalley. 北京欢乐谷, 朝阳区东四环路小 武基北路

Water Parks Crab Island It’s no Ibiza, but it’s closer than Qingdao and the substantial fake beach boasts real, well-maintained sand and comes dotted with free sun umbrellas and chairs. When the wave pool gets turned on, families charge into the huge pool – the docile waves are best enjoyed while perched on an inner tube (RMB 10, RMB 50 deposit). When your kids get tired of the wave pool there are two sets of waterslides, an extremely lazy river, and a human-powered waterwheel that dumps buckets of water on eager heads. A shallow water play area draws in families with little kids. All in all, a pretty good day at the “beach”! Daily 8am-1am. 1 Xiedao Lu (take the Weigou exit off the Airport Expressway and follow the signs), Chaoyang District. (8433 5566/5588) 蟹岛绿色生态度假村, 朝阳 区蟹岛路1号 Merry Water World Itching for a dip? This indoor pool emporium located in the Tulip Hot Spring Garden Resort allows for year-round swimming fun. Adventurous swimmers will rush for one of the six tall waterslides, while the less energetic family members can stick to the lazy river. There’s also a large wave pool, a children’s area, a lap pool and several hot tubs. Weekdays: RMB 98, RMB 60 (kids under 1.4m), free (kids under 1.2m). Weekends: RMB 138, RMB 60 (kids under 1.4m), free (kids under 1.2m). Mon-Fri 1.30-10.30pm, Sat-Sun 9.30am10.30pm. Jinzhan, Dongweilu (Take the Airport

Expressway to the Weigou exit. Turn left at the first stoplight, right at the second, and then go straight), Chaoyang District. (8433 7403) www. 摩锐水世界, 朝阳区东苇路金盏 Splash Recreation Club Boasts a large outdoor/indoor pool, a sand volleyball court, a playground, a gym, pingpong tables, a poolside bar and restaurant. The hotel also has squash and tennis courts as well as a sauna. Mon-Fri: RMB 80, RMB 40 (children); Sat-Sun: RMB 140, RMB 70 (children). Free for children under 1m. Daily 6am-10pm. Sino-Swiss Hotel, 9 Xiao Tianzhu Nanlu, Shunyi District. (6456 5588 ext 1217) 浪花俱 乐部, 顺义区小天竺南路9号国都大饭店 Tuanjiehu Park Tuanjiehu is home to downtown Beijing’s best and most hygieneconscious water park, which is great fun on weekdays but crowded on weekends. Tuanjiehu also features a roller-skating park, several rides and boats. Beach: RMB 20, RMB 15 (kids). Pleasure boats: RMB 30-60/hr, RMB 50-100 (deposit). Roller-skating: RMB 5 (entrance), RMB 10 (skate rental). Daily 6.30am-9pm. 16 Tuanjiehu Nanli, Chaoyang District. (8597 3603) 团结湖公园, 朝阳区团结湖南里16号 Water Cube (Happy Magic Water Cube Waterpark) Next door to the Bird’s Nest, and affectionatelyreferred to as the “Water Cube”, this USD 200 million Australian-designed structure is regarded as the perfect yin to the Bird’s Nest’s yang – a comforting “curvy” contrast to the rigidity of the stadium. Drawing inspirationfrom nature, the bubble-wrapped exterior answers an old physics problem about how to fill space most efficiently (the answer: two bubbles of equal volume but different shape). Bubbles also make for sleek earthquake-proofconstruction, without the need for obtrusive concrete or structural beams. Presuming that they get their daily wipes, this translucent covering of plastic “pillows” (100,000 square meters in total) helps reduce the amount of energy needed for interior heating and lighting, while allowing in more

light and heat than glass would. Other green features include the recycling of 10,000 tons of rainwater collected by the outer surface and roof. Post-Olympics, the Cube has opened the warm-up pool for public swims, while renovations will dismantle temporary seats to create an aquatic center and water theme park. RMB 200 (adults), RMB 160 (children from 1.2m-1.4m), kids under 1.2m free. Daily 9am6pm. Olympic Green, Beichen Lu, Chaoyang District. (8437 0125) 朝阳区北辰路奥 林匹克公园内

Schools Educational Services Eliott’s Corner A therapy center, offering speechtherapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy for children from 0-12 years of age. Experienced therapists work with children, helping a wide range ofissues - from communication and articulation to handwriting to balance and coordination. Eliott’s Corner is a division of Olivia’s Place, Shanghai’s premier pediatric therapy clinic. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm. Rm 19-05, Block 2, Condo 360, 10 Dongsihuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6461 6283, jac@ 胡宝小 屋, 朝阳区东四环北路10号瞰都国际2号楼19-05 室 (东风北桥东北角) Hamilton Gregg International Educational Consulting (HGIEC) Consultancy works with students (Chinese and expat) who wish to attend boarding school and university in the US, Canada and the UK. Mr. Gregg has over 15 years of academic advising experience, placing students in the best schools around the world. He is one of the few Independent Educational Consultants in China who belongs to either the Independent Education Consulting Association ( or the Higher Education Consulting Association (, both of which require strict ethical standards


to be upheld by members. (135 5204 1603, www.hamiltongregg. com Side by Side Side by Side provides support for individuals with special needs and learning difficulties through music therapy, learning support, and a daytime special education program. Side by Side’s team members are fully qualified and experienced professionals who conduct services in English. Music therapy is also available in German. We also offer community support such as workshops for schools, community groups, parents and other members of the community, arranging vocational training within the community, support with life skills such as basic finances, shopping, cooking, personal hygiene or social skills, support with parenting skills, advocacy, family and school support with transition and/ or behaviour issues, support for those dealing with a new diagnosis and work experience for high school students or new graduates. We also provide support with finding organizations and professionals to assist in the development, diagnosis and assessment of children with special needs, or suspected special needs. MonFri 8am-6pm (after hours by appointment). Capital Paradise 3336, Shunyi Distrcict, Shunyi District. (8046 3858, info@sidebysidebeijing. com) 顺义区后沙浴 名都园3336号 The Edge (Beijing) Now in mainland China, The Edge is Hong Kong’s premier educational counseling service. The company provides students and families with insider knowledge of the overseas college and boarding school admissions process, as well as customized and comprehensive educational services. 14/F, 2 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (400 608 3070) 朝阳区朝阳区工体北路2号14层 The Learning Center (TLC) The Learning Center opened in 2004 to meet the specific educational needs of local and expatriate students in Beijing. They aim to address the

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individual challenges of students by offering a nurturing environment, small classes or 1:1 tutoring, and experienced, specialized teachers who design tailor-made programs for each child. By helping them realize their academic potential, The Learning Center cultivate not only students’ skills, but also their confidence and self-esteem. The Learning Center has worked with more than 1,000 local and expatriate students in the Shunyi and Haidian areas. As the only professional tutoring service in Beijing, they pride themselves on offering a nurturing environment in which students of all ages and levels can find the support they need in the subjects they need. Subjects for students ages 5 to 18. Parenting programs are also available, including adult education and child development workshops. TLC tutors are native English speaking professional educators with an understanding of the international school curricula across Beijing. Mon 10am-6pm, Tue-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat-Sun 9.30am-4.30pm. Gahood Villa 2108 ((next to Yosemite and Capital Paradise), Xibaixinzhuang, Houshayu, Shunyi District. (8046 3886/7085, registration@ / learningcenterbeijing@ 顺义区后 沙峪嘉浩别墅2108(新国展与ISB之间)

Language Schools Beijing That’s Mandarin Featuring a loftstyle space in Dongzhimen, That’s Mandarin was established in 2005 and features friendly, qualified staff with experience teaching kids and teens. Language learning is tailored to each individual, whether it’s basic survival level, exam preparation, or just a desire to learn. There are one-on-one and small group options (arranged by age and level) for each program. Students can also take the Intensive Chinese Program, which includes morning lessons or part-time classes to fit around their schedule. That’s Mandarin has its own curriculum and has an inhouse team of education researchers who work on the latest teaching methodologies. Support is available for students working towards the YCT and other overseas examinations. In addition to classes, there are tailor-made group packages for individuals and institutions and the Chinese Summer Camp, which runs from June to August (open for registration as of April). Age range: 7-18. Mon-Fri 8am-9pm, Sat-Sun 10am-7pm. 1/F, Office Bldg B, Xinzhong Yuan, Xinzhong Jie, Dongcheng District. (5218 6432, www.thatsmandarin. com 东城区新中街新中园写字楼B座1层 FLAM Pékin FLAM Pékin offers French classes designed for bilingual or French-speaking students aged 4-15 who attend school in a non-French environment. The association’s courses combine French language and culture, take place on Saturday mornings, and are divided into six difficulty levels. Younger learners learn to read, write, and express themselves, while older learners apply their language skills through interactive methods like music and theater. French School, 30 Sanlitun Dongsijie, Chaoyang District. (Isabelle Fournier (president): 138 0108 2506, Florrie Frederiksen (secretary/treasurer): 136 9911 5504 or 188 1081 4406, www. 朝阳区三里屯东四街30号法国学校

Schools School fees listed are for one academic year unless otherwise. Specified.Abbreviations: IB = International Baccalaureate; ESOL = English as a Second or Other Language 3e International School Founded in 2005, 3e International School has grown into an institution of over 200 studentsfrom Nursery to Grade 4. The school aims to develop critical thinkers through a speciallydeveloped, research-based curriculum. Classes are taught inEnglish and Chinese with half of the day devoted to each language. Within this inquiry-based program, a balance of child-initiated and teacher-directed activity is provided to supportchildren’s development across the entire curriculum. Age range: 2-10. Tuition fees (2012-2013 academic



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year): RMB 93,800 (Half-day Nursery); RMB 103,800 (Full-day Nursery); RMB 136,900 (Pre-K); RMB 140,600 (Kindergarten); RMB 150,700 (Grades 1-4) 9-1 Jiangtai Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6437 3344 ext 100, a 3e国际学校, 朝阳区将台西路9-1号 American International Academy of Beijing (AIAB) Founded in 2012, AIABprovides a bilingual Montessori-based teaching approach to preschool that also incorporates elements of the Chinese National Curriculum. School facilities include Montessori classrooms, adance studio, library, music room, baking room, meeting room, clinic, and outdoor playground. Age range: 1.5-6. Tuition fees (2013-2014 academic year): RMB 77,000/11 months (full-day); RMB 47,300/11 months (half-day); RMB 7,700 (optional summer camp, Jul 15-Aug 15) Bldg 5, 78 Baiziwan Nan’erlu, Chaoyang District. (8776 0606, www. A 派国际双语幼儿园, 朝阳区百字 湾南二路78号院5号楼 AnRic Little Montessori Room (AnRic LMR) AnRic Little Montessori Room (AnRic LMR) was founded by two moms in 2012. It is a multicultural classroom that caters to children aged 2.6 - 6 years, with an equal mix of children from local and foreign backgrounds. The school aims to help children develop into self-directed learners, flexible thinkers, creative problem-solvers, empathetic citizens and resilient individuals. While the foundation of Anric LMR was built on the Montessori method, it is a classroom that also draws from other educational philosophies. The school offers a fully bilingual curriculum so that children are immersed in an environment where both English and Chinese are consistently used all day. Children learn in a warm, close-knit environment with a true sense of community, maintained by a low student to teacher ratio and special attention to things such as personalized support for separation issues. 6 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6591 8169) 朝阳区光华路9号 Beanstalk International Bilingual School (BIBS) Over the past 20 years, BIBS has grown from one campus to four and from a kindergarten-only curriculum to a full-fledged K-12 school. Students represent 36 countries and local Chinese students are also accepted. BIBS’ curriculum combines Eastern and Western educational philosophies. The nutritionist-approved lunch men includes vegetarian, Muslim, Chinese and Western options made with organic produce. Age range: 2-18. Tuition fees (2012-2013 academic year): 1) 21st Century Kindergarten: RMB 1,600 (application fee), RMB 78,000/year (half day), 100,000/year (full day); 2) Wanda Kindergarten: RMB 1,200 (application fee); RMB 55,000/year (full day); 3) Primary School: RMB 1,600 (application fee), RMB 30,000 (capital levy fee); RMB 100,000/year (reception class); RMB 135,000/year (Grades 1-6); 4) Senior School: RMB 1,600 (application fee), RMB 30,000 (capital levy fee), RMB 135,000/ year (Grades 7-12) 1) Primary School: Area 2, Upper East Side, 6 Dongsihuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5130 7951, 21s Century Kindergarten:, Primary School:, Wanda Kindergarten:, Senior School:; 2) Senior School: 38 Nan Shiliju, Chaoyang District. (8456 6019, 21s Century Kindergarten:, Primary School:, Wanda Kindergarten:, Senior School:; 3) 21st Century Kindergarten: 1/F, Bldg B, 40 Liangmaq Qiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6466 9255, 21s Century Kindergarten: cn, Primary School:, Wanda Kindergarten:, Senior School:; 4) Wanda Kindergarten: Bldg 7, Wanda Plaza, 93

Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (5960 3887, 21s Century Kindergarten: bikoffice@bibs., Primary School:, Wanda Kindergarten: cn, Senior School: 青苗国际双语学校, 1) 朝阳 区东四环北路6号阳光上东二区; 2) 朝阳区南十 里居38号; 3) 朝阳区亮马桥路40号B座1层; 4) 朝阳区建国路93号万达广场7号楼 Beijing 21st Century Experimental Kindergarten Founded in 1995, Beijing 21st Century Experimental Kindergarten is the only municipal-level, private model kindergarten and early childhood education center in Beijing. With a total investment of more than RMB 100 million in the kindergarten program. Beijing 21st Century now has 18 branches and more than 5,000 studentsin Beijing. All foreign teachers recruited at the kindergarten’s international department are qualified teachers in their home countries; experienced Chinese teachers discuss andpresent courses in tandem with their expat counterparts. The school helps students develop independence, social skills, courage, and teamwork through experiencebased learning, weeklytopics, international courses, Chinese culture courses, sports, and arts. Age range: 2-6. Tuition fees (2013-2014 Academic Year): RMB 2,000 (application fee); RMB 114,000 (Nursery); RMB 100,000 (K1-K3) 46 Enjizhuang (within 21st Century International School), Haidian District. (5613 5819, 二十一世纪幼儿园国际园, 海淀区恩济庄46号二 十一世纪国际学校内 Beijing 21st Century International School Established in 1993, Beijing 21st Century International School aims to cultivate world citizens while maintaining deep roots in Chinese culture. The school’s education system integrates the Primary EP (Elementary Placement) Curriculum, Junior IP (Intermediate Placement) Curriculum, Senior AP (Advanced Placement) Curriculum. It also offers HSK testing preparation for foreign students. Age range: 6-18. Please call school for exact tuition fees. 46 Enjizhuang, Haidian District. (8811 5515/2970/2082, 8813 6671) 北京市二十一世纪国际学 校, 海淀区恩济庄46号 Beijing BISS International School (BISS) With a diverse student body, Beijing BISS International School’s mission is to foster international relationships to educate and empower students to attain personal excellence and positively impact the world. BISS offers the IB Diploma Program, serves as an SAT Test Center, caters to children with learning needs, and offers counseling, student enrichment programs, universitysearches, and transitional education services to third-culture kids and their parents. Age range: 3-17. Tuition fees (2012-2013 Academic Year): RMB 18,00023,000 (refundable deposit); RMB 3,800 (registration); RMB 99,000 (Kindergarten); RMB 146,400-177,500 (Grades 1-12); RMB 20,000 (ESOL) Bldg 17, Area 4, Anzhen Xili, Chaoyang District. (6443 3151, admissions@ 北京BISS国际学 校, 朝阳区安贞西里四区17号楼 Beijing City International School (BCIS) The school motto of BCIS is “Empowering and inspiring throughchallenge and compassion.” This non-profit, independent co-educational day school is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Western Associationof Schools and Colleges (WASC). BCIS offers an international curriculum for Nursery through Grade 12 students under the International Baccalaureate (IB) World School system and isauthorized to teach all three IB programs (Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma). The campus culture is characterized by a warm and inclusive nature and an emphasis on personalized rigorousacademic inquiry through the extensive use of information technology in the classroom. Age range: 3-18. Tuition fees (2012-2013 Academic Year): RMB 2,000

(registration fee); RMB 5,000 (new student fee); RMB 132,600 (Nursery); RMB 144,500 (Pre-K); RMB 154,000 (Kindergarten); RMB 186,300 (Grade 1-2); RMB 188,700 (Grade 3-5); RMB 195,300 (Grade 6-8); RMB 199,100 (Grade 9-10); RMB 206,600 (Grade 11-12) 77 Baiziwan Nan Er Lu, Chaoyang District. (8771 7171, 北京乐成国际学校, 朝阳区百子 湾南二路77号 Beijing Collegiate Academy Formerly known as British Columbia International School (BC School), Beijing Collegiate Academy caters to both local and international students with a blend of Canadian and Chinese curricula. This gives students a bilingual education and knowledge of world cultures, while also conferring a dual diploma. The school features a team of certified British Columbian and native Chinese teachers, as well as brand-new, purpose-built facilities located on 60,000sqm of space. BC School’s sports facilities are offered via a joint venture with Arsenal youth Academy. Extracurricular courses include major league sports. For ages 2.5-5, the school has a program modeled after the Montessori method. Age range: 2.5 to 18 years old. Tuition fees (2012-2013 Academic Year): RMB 132,500-197,100. 10 Upper East Dongfeng Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (5681 2155, www. 常春藤国际学校, 朝阳区东风南 路上东10号 Beijing Huijia Kindergarten Part of a nationwide chain, Huijia Kindergarten has 17 campuses and early childhood centers around Beijing. The curriculum combines advanced international educational ideas, modern teaching methods and Chinese traditional culture and focuses on nurturing children to become international citizens. The coursework, which emphasizes basic concepts, skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviors, is designed to help students become “lifelong learners” and take responsibility for themselves, their studies others.Age range: 1.5-6 years old. Tuition fees (2010-2011 academic year): Huijia Longwan Experiential Early Childhood Education Center - RMB 72,000/year; Huijia Central Park Experiential Early Childhood Education Center - RMB 72,000/year; Tuition for other centers vary from RMB 25,00072,000/year (contact school administration for details) 1) Shangdi MOMA campus: MOMA, Anning Zhuang, Haidian District, Haidian District. (8275 9510 / 8274 1391,; 2) Changping campus: Huijia Vocational College, 20 Chuangxin Road, Zhongguancun Kejiyuan, Changping District, Changping District. (5163 1603, hjkids@263. net); 3) Sanyuan Qiao campus: 6 Jing’an Dongli, Chaoyang District, Chaoyang District. (6463 5251,; 4) Wanquan campus: 35 Xinxin Jiayuan, Wanquanyuan, Bagou nanlu, Haidian District, Haidian District. (8255 1751,; 5) CBD campus: 24 Xincheng International Apartment, 6 Chaowai Dajie (6597 9358), Chaoyang District. (6597 9358, hjkids@263. net) 汇佳幼儿园, 1) 海淀 区安宁庄上地MOMA小区; 2) 昌平区中关村科 技园创新路20号汇佳职业学院内; 3) 朝阳区 静安东里6号; 4) 海淀区巴沟南路35号小区万 泉新新家园; 5) 朝阳区朝外大街6号新城国际 公寓24号楼 Beijing Huijia Private (IB) School Beijing Huijia Private (IB) School is comprised of a kindergarten, primary school, junior high school and senior high school. It is a day and boarding school where Chinese and foreign students study together, and it is the first member school of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) in China that admits Chinese students. With a mix of Chinese and foreign students (from 15 countries) and more than 500 Chinese and foreign teachers and staff, it is one of the largest private schools in Beijing. Age range: 3-18. Tuition fees (2013-2014 Academic Year): RMB 1,000 (application fee); RMB 20,000 (deposit); RMB 146,600/year (Grade

Schools 1-2); RMB 148,200/year (Grade 3-4); RMB 152,500/year (Grade 5-6) 157 Changping Lu, Changping District. (400 889 1993, 北京汇佳私立学校, 昌平区昌平路157号

Beijing International Bilingual Academy (BIBA) BIBA (founded in 2006) combines a bilingual curriculum based on US standards, coupled with elements of the Chinese National Curriculum. Its Shunyi campus is comprised of kindergarten, elementary and middle schools. A high school department is scheduled to open in August of 2013. BIBA emphasizes academics and a wide array of sporting, music,performing arts and other programs. A sibling discount of 20 percent applies forsecond and subsequent children. Age range: 2.5-15.Tuition fees (20122013 Academic Year):RMB 1,600 (Application fee); RMB 70,000 plus RMB 10,000capital levy (Pre-K); RMB 80,000 plus RMB 10,000 capital levy (Kindergarten); RMB 120,000 plus RMB 20,000 capital levy (elementary school); RMB 130,000 plus RMB 20,000 capital levy (middle school); RMB 140,000 plus RMB 20,000 capital levy (high school) Monet Garden, 5 Yumin Dajie, Houshayu, Shunyi District. (8041 0390, 海嘉国 际双语学校, 顺义区后沙峪裕民大街5号

Beijing Jiade Montessori Bilingual Kindergarten Beijing Jiade Montessori Bilingual Kindergarten is the flagship campus of Wisdom International Education Group. It was designated as an experimental kindergarten by the Chinese Society of Education. Jiade’s nursery and kindergarten classrooms feature didactic and manipulative Montessori learning materials. Its team consists of AMS-certified Montessori teachers and academic consultants with over 10 years of experience. The bilingual Chinese and English curriculum features a native English-speaking foreign teacher in each class. Age range: 2-6. Tuition fees (2012-2013 Academic Year):RMB 82,000 (Kindergarten), RMB 72,000(Nursery) Bldg 221, Balizhuang Beili, Chaoyang District. (8591 8288) www. 北京市朝阳区嘉德蒙台梭利双 语幼儿园, 朝阳区八里庄北里221号楼

Beijing Mandarin School Beijing Mandarin School offers a range of courses for Chinese learners of all levels. Also has children’s lessons, HSK lessons, and specialty classes focusing on character learning and business vocabulary. Beginners and intermediate level students pay RMB 3,600/60 hours. Intensive lessons are RMB 5,600/120 hours. Private lessons start at RMB 80/

hour. 1) Rm 709, 7/F, 42 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8441 8391, 186 1173 6419, cn); 2) Rm 904, 9/F, E-Tower, Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6508 1026, www. 北京普通话学校, 1) 朝阳区亮马桥路42号光明饭店709室; 2) 朝 阳区光华路数码01大厦9层904 Beijing New Talent Academy (BJNTA) Beijing New Talent Academy is a K-12 co-educational boarding institute for boys and girls with an international-style curriculum, which includes a bilingual kindergarten,primary school, junior high school, high school, Cambridge International Centre, foreign university matriculation, and a Chinese Center. The school has invested RMB 500 million, covering an area of 180 acres, with the construction area of 100,000sqm.Age range: 2-18.Tuition fees (2013-2014 Academic Year): RMB 800 (application fee); RMB 60,000 (kindergarten); RMB 70,000 (elementary school);RMB 76,000 (secondary school); RMB 63,200 (International Kindergarten) 9 Anhua Jie, Tianzhu Development Zone, Shunyi District. (8041 3036 (English), 8041 3001 or 8046 7117 (Chinese), www. 北京市新英才学校, 顺义区天 竺开发区安华街9号 Beijing No. 55 High School Beijing No. 55 High School is a Chinese key school that began recruiting foreign students in 1975. The International Students Section was established in 1989. No. 55 became the first Chinese member of the IBO in September of 1994. To date, more than 3,000 foreign students from 70 countries have studied at the school. The International Students Section offers a wide variety of compulsory and elective subjects, as well as extracurricular activities and a student council. Graduates have been admitted to universities both abroad and within China.


Age range: 6-17. Tuition fees (2013-2014 Academic Year): RMB 1,500 (enrollment fee); RMB 41,600 (Foundation program for Grades 1-6); RMB 31,600 (Grades 7-9, Chinese Program); RMB 41,600 (Grades 7-9, English MYP class); RMB 36,000 (Grades 10-12, Chinese Program); RMB 48,600 (Diploma Programme and foundation class, Grades 10-12) 12 Xinzhong Jie, Dongzhimenwai, Dongcheng District. (6416 9531) www. 北京第五十五中学, 东城区东直门 外新中街12号 Beijing Rego British School One of the newest schools in the city, Beijing Rego British School follows on the heels of two successful schools in Tianjin and Shanghai and caters to students from the surrounding Shunyi area with its array of educational facilities and age-appropriate resources on campus. Coursework is based on the UK national curriculum with the addition of Chinese Culture and Mandarin courses for all year groups. Rego places strong emphasis on close cooperation between parents, students and teachers and aims to create an educationally comfortable but truly challenging atmosphere for students to “be their best” and explore their talents and abilities to the fullest. Age range: 3 ½-18 years old. Tuition:Registration Fee RMB 2,000; Deposit RMB 15,000; Nusery (Full Day) RMB 130,000/year; Reception (Full Day) RMB 130,000/year; Years 1-6 RMB 160,000/year; Years 7-9 RMB 170,000/year; Years 10-11 RMB 192,000/year; Years 12-13 RMB 202,000 15 Liyuan Jie, Tianzhu County, Shunyi District. (8416 7718, victoria.chu@ 北京瑞 金英国学校, 顺义区顺义区天竺镇丽苑街15号 Beijing Shuren Ribet Private School (BSRPS) Beijing Shuren Ribet Private School is a boarding school that incorporates American education and Chinese language and culture. The school community nurtures academic, social, physical and emotional

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growth. The lower end of Shuren Ribet teaches a primarily Chinese program, with an increase in the numberof courses in English as students move up in grade level. Students at the American high school receive an American overseas education as they embrace the essence of Chinese culture and literature. The tuition fees quoted below include room and board, registration, textbooks, materials, and meals.Age range: 3-18.Tuition fees (2013-2014 Academic Year): RMB 15,500/semester (kindergarten); RMB 35,000/semester (Grades 1-6); RMB 36,000/semester (Grades 7-9); RMB 112,420/ semester (Grades 10-12) 1A Xiaopu Nan, Songzhuang Town, Tongzhou District. (8085 6318 (bilingual), 8085 6787 (Chinese), www.shurenribet. org (English), (Chinese) 北 京市私立树人瑞贝学校, 通州区宋庄镇小堡 南申1号 Beijing Sweet Angel Kindergarten Beijing Sweet Angel Kindergarten provides equal access to early childhood education for kids with and without special needs. Since its founding in 2001, Sweet Angel has accepted children with a range of special needs, including cerebral palsy, albinism, and autism. The school selects teachers with a background in specialized child care and educational methods for children with special needs, so that they may participate in educational activities with non-special needs children. Special class arrangements, oneon-one education and rehabilitation training is available.Age range: 2-6. Tuition fees (2013-2014 Academic Year): RMB 38,400/ year; RMB 600 (uniform fee) Bldg 29, Xingfu Ercun, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6415 0507/4181, www. 北京幸福天使幼儿园, 朝阳 区工体北路幸福二村29号 Beijing World Youth Academy (BWYA) Beijing World Youth Academy is an IB World School offering both English and bilingual (Chinese/English) programs for local and overseas students. BWYA values holistic education and inquiry-based learning, and offers students opportunity to develop as globally aware critical thinkers. The faculty hails from over 15 countries. BWYA emphasizes creativity and teamwork using a curriculum that incorporates standards from North America, Europe and Asia. The school has a strong track record of preparing students for both Chinese and overseas universities, including Peking University, Tsinghua, Fudan, Harvard, Princeton, UC Berkeley and Stanford.Age range: 9-18Tuition fees (2012-2013 Academic Year): RMB 1,600 (application fee); RMB 30,000 (capital levy fee); RMB 100,000 (International Primary School, Grades 3-5); RMB 80,000 (Bilingual Middle School, Grades 6-9); RMB 120,000 (Bilingual High School, Grades 10-12); RMB 120,000 (IB Middle Years Progamme, Grades 6-8); RMB 140,000 (IB Middle Years Progamme, Grades 9-10); RMB 140,000 (IB Diploma Programme, Grades 11-12) 18 Huajiadi Beili, Chaoyang District. (6461 7787, 北京 世青国际学校, 朝阳区花家地北里18号 The British School of Beijing (BSB) The British School of Beijing is the oldest Britishstyle school in the city and is part of the Nord Anglia family of international schools. BSB follows the English National Curriculum and prepares students for the IGCSE and A-levels. BSB has two campuses in Sanlitun (primary education) and Shunyi (primary and secondary education). The school is approved by the UK’s Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). Families are eligible for a 5 percent discount if they pay yearly tuition fees in full, in advance.Age range: 1-18. Tuition fees (2012-2013 Academic Year):RMB 1,600 (application fee); RMB 16,000 (Security deposit, payable upon student’s acceptance); RMB 102,176 (Pre-Nursery, mornings); RMB 153,280 (Pre-Nursery, full day); RMB 102,176 (Nursery, mornings); RMB 153,280 (Nursery, full day); RMB 165,333 (Reception); RMB



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184,017 (Year 1 and 2); RMB 196,450 (Year 3); RMB 199,370 (Year 4-6); RMB 216,949 (Year 7-8); RMB 223,557 (Year 10-11); RMB 234,340 (Year 12-13) 1) 7 Sanlitun Beixiaojie, Chaoyang District. (8532 3088 (Sanlitun Campus), 8532 5320 (Sanlitun Foundation Stage),; 2) Shunyi Campus: 9 Anhua Lu (south side), Shunyi District. (8047 3588, admissions@ 北京英国学校, 1) 朝阳区三里屯北小街7号; 2) 顺义区安华路9号南院 Canadian International School of Beijing (CISB) CISB offers a Montessori Nursery and Pre-Kindergarten program, as well as a Canadian-style curriculum for K-12 students. CISB is an IB World School authorized to provide the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) at the high school level and is in the process of being accredited for the Primary Years (PYP) and Middle Years Programmes (MYP). Founded in August 2012, CISB’s Shunyi Campus offers a Montessoribased curriculum for ages 18 months to 6 years. Age range: 18 months-18 years. Tuition fees (2013-2014 Academic Year): RMB 1,800 (application fee); RMB 76,600 (half day Montessori Nursery, Main Campus); RMB 121,800 (Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten, Main Campus); RMB 158,800 (Grades 1-5, Main Campus); RMB 160,400 (Grades 6-8, Main Campus); RMB 179,800 (Grades 9-12, Main Campus); RMB 59,000 (Infant/Toddler half day, Shunyi Campus); RMB 75,000 (Primary half day, Shunyi Campus); RMB 121,800 (Primary full day, Shunyi Campus); RMB 121,800 (Pre-Elementary full day, Shunyi Campus) 1) Main Campus: 38 Liangma Qiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 7788, Main Campus:, Shunyi Campus: admissions_shunyi@cis-beijing. com); 2) Shunyi Campus: 7 Yuyang Lu, Houshayu, Shunyi District. (8046 6191, Main Campus:, Shunyi Campus: 北京加拿大国际学校, 1) 朝 阳区亮马桥路38号; 2) 顺义区后沙峪榆阳路7号 Daystar Academy Daystar Academy, a Kindergarten-Grade 6 school, offers a balance of Montessori-based English education and the Chinese National Curriculum. Students spend half of their day in each language environment. As part of their curriculum, they are developingan integrated, capabilitiesbased character education program that unites all areas of the school and community. This approach connects two cultures and implements the strongest attributes of both Western and Eastern teaching methodologies. Sibling discounts availabe. Age range: 3-12. Tuition fees (2013-2014 Academic Year): RMB 105,000 (Kindergarten full day); RMB 57,000 (half-day, for 3-year-olds only); RMB95,000 (3 years old); RMB 105,000 (4-5 years old) RMB 110,000 (Elementary, Grade 1-6); RMB 10,000-30,000 (additional one-time entry fee) 2 Shunbai Lu, Chaoyang District. (8430 2654 ext 8009 or 5603 9446 (Heather Zhao in Admissions), 启明星双语学校, 朝阳 区顺白路2号 Dulwich College Beijing (DCB) Dulwich College first opened its doors to students in Beijing in August of 2005. Since then, the school has grown to include approximately 1,400 students ranging in age from 12 months to 18 years. DCB is a 21st-century school that couples outstanding ICT facilities with a modern approach. The school features a one-to-one laptop policy for students in Year 8 and above and utilizes a Virtual Learning Environment for the entire faculty. DCB is accredited by the Council of International Schools and Western Association of School and Colleges, and was named International School of the Year in 2011. The school aims to provide students with a well-rounded environment to grow, develop, and learn in. Ages: 12 months – 18 years. Application Fee: RMB 2000 – nonrefundable; Placement Deposit: RMB 18,000 – refundable subject to terms and conditions;

Early Years: RMB 66,200-168,000; Grades 1-12: RMB 168,000-219,200 1) Legend Garden Campus and Legend Early Years Campus: Legend Garden Villas, 89 Capital Airport Road, Shunyi District. (6454 9000,; 2) Beijing Riviera Campus: 1 Xiangjiang Beilu, Jingshun Lu, Chaoyang District. (8450 7676, 北京德威 英国国际学校, 1) 顺义区机场路89号丽京花园; 2) 朝阳区京顺路香江北路1号香江花园 Eduwings Kindergarten The culmination of two former schools, Der Kingergarten and Jin Yi Kingergarten, Eduwings Kindergarten is divided into English/Chinese and German departments that are each split into three age groups (2-3, 3-4, 5-6 years) and one infant group (2 years and under). All of the lead and language teachers are nativespeakers and educate children individually following the school’s philosophy: “Every child needs to have roots and wings – roots to know where they are from and wings to explore the world.” Eduwings also offers Montessori education, swimming, music and art activities, a library, climbing facilities, as well as an outdoor playground and yard. All afternoon activities are included in the tuition fee. Age range: 2-6 (infant group for under 2 years old). Tuition fees (2010-2011 Academic Year): RMB 52,000 for half day program; RMB 72,000 for full day program (afternoon activities and lunch included in the tuition fee). Merlin Champagne Town Clubhouse, 6 Liyuan Jie, Tianzhu, Shunyi District. (6450 8384, 金翼德懿幼儿园, 顺 义区天竺镇丽苑街6号美林香槟小镇俱乐部 Etonkids Bilingual Kindergartens Part of the Etonkids Bilingual Kindergartens’ division of the Etonkids international education group, the Central Park campus features a bilingual Montessori program designed to develop “independence, initiative and creativity.” The school caters to children from 1 to 6 years of age and are divided into nursery school (18 months-3 years) and “Casa” (a.k.a. “Early Childhood Community,” 3-6 years) divisions with lessons promoting intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth (nursery) as well as coursework in language arts, mathematics, everyday living skills, sensory awareness exercises and culture (Casa stage). Check the website for additional EtonKids Bilingual Park Campuses. Tuition fees (2010-2011 Academic Year):Monthly payment plan - Morning session (8.3011.30am) RMB 6,250; Full-day session (8.30am-4.30pm) RMB 8,500; Yearly payment plan - Morning session (8.30-11.30am) RMB 62,500; Full-day session (8.30am-4.30pm) RMB 85,000 1) Central Park Campus: Bldg 19, Central Park, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6533 6995, Peking House Campus: or zhoudan@, Central Park Campus:, Palm Springs Campus:, Midtown Campus:; 2) Midtown Campus: Bldg 21, Guangqujia Yuan, Guangqumen Waidajie, Chongwen District. (6749 5008, Peking House Campus: xuyan@ or, Central Park Campus: cpadmin@etonkids. com, Palm Springs Campus: psadmin@, Midtown Campus: gcadmin@; 3) Palm Springs Campus: Palm Springs International Apartments, 8 Chaoyang Gongyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (6539 5967, Peking House Campus: or zhoudan@etonkids. com, Central Park Campus: cpadmin@, Palm Springs Campus:, Midtown Campus:; 4) Peking House Campus: 20 Xidawang Lu, Chaoyang District. (5870 6778/9, Peking House Campus: or zhoudan@etonkids. com, Central Park Campus: cpadmin@, Palm Springs Campus:, Midtown Campus:

伊顿双语幼儿园, 1) 朝阳区朝阳门外大街6号新 城国际19号楼; 2) 崇文区广渠门外大街广渠家 园21号楼; 3) 朝阳区朝阳公园南路8号棕榈泉国 际公寓; 4) 朝阳区西大望路20号 Etonkids International Kindergarten CBD Global Trade Mansion Etonkids International Kindergarten is one of the oldest schools in Beijing’s Etonkids franchise (a nationwide educational group). The school provides a community-centered Americanstyle education led by Montessori-certified teachers and an educational philosophy based on the Three C’s – Creativity, Character and Culture. Coursework includes lessons in practical life, “sensorial,” math, language, culture and science. A variety of programs are also available including Reggio Baby and Kindermusik. The staff meets regularly for training under the EXCELS school improvement planning program, which is designed to share new teaching practices, the Montessori method and current educational trends. Age range: 1.5-6 years old. Tuition fees (2010-2011 Academic Year): Annual Registration fee RMB 2,000 Yuan (inclusive the materials and uniforms)RMB71,800112,000/year 1) CBD Campus: 3/F, Block D, Global Trade Mansion, Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6506 4805, Lido Campus:, CBD Campus:; 2) Lido Campus: Rm C103, Lido Country Club, Lido Place, Jichang Lu, Chaoyang District. (6436 7368, Lido Campus:, CBD Campus: www. 伊顿国际幼儿园, 1) 朝阳区光 华路世贸国际公寓D座3层; 2) 朝阳区机场路丽 都广场C103室 The Family Learning House Recognized as a model kindergarten by the Chaoyang Ministry of Education, The Family Learning House is a virtues-based, bilingual pre-school dedicated to “acquiring knowledge and good character for the purpose of serving humanity.” In addition to its “Virtues in Us” character education program, the school aims to provide an academically stimulating Montessori and Chinese curriculum. The Jianwai Soho campus includes a petting farm, organic produce and a child directed recycling program, and the curriculum places strong emphasis on art and music and includes daily piano lessons for all 4 1/2 and 5-year-old children. Students also participate in monthly educational outings, community service projects and multicultural celebrations. Age range: 1.5-6 years old. Tuition fees (20102011 Academic Year): Full Day Session – RMB 69,500/year; Half Day Session (under 4 years old) – RMB 46,500/year Beside Bldg 14, Jianwai SOHO West Area,39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5869 7540 ext 800 (reception) or 801 (office), 家育苑, 朝 阳区东三环中路39号 建外SOHO西区14号楼旁 Fangcaodi International School Fangcaodi is a state-run primary school that has been accepting foreign students for over 40 years. Classes are in Chinese, with the exception of English language classes. The school uses the same textbooks as other Chinese schools in the municipality and places a strong emphasis on math and Chinese. Fee-based after-school activities include badminton, arts and crafts, wushu and rollerblading. Grades: 1 to 6. Price range: RMB 16,000-48,000 plus RMB 20,000 capital levy. 1 Ritan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8563 9140, 芳草地国际学校, 朝阳区日坛北路1号 German Embassy School (Deutsche Botschaftsschule Peking) The German Embassy School offers instruction in German and uses a curriculum and textbooks that adhere to standards set by the German Board of Education. Approximately 150 students are enrolled in the kindergarten classes, and 560 in the elementary and upper school. Grades: Kindergarten to grade 12. Price range: EUR 7,300-10,100 (plus a EUR 2,600 admission

Schools fee, EUR 1000 bus fee). 7.55 am-5.15 pm. 49A Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6532 2535, www. 北京德国使馆学校, 朝阳区亮 马桥路甲49号 Harrow International School Beijing Harrow International School Beijing prides itself on high academic standards that are maintained within a close-knit school community. All students are assigned a personal tutor who looks after their overall welfare and serves as a liaison between school and home. High academic standards and leadership skills are promoted schoolwide, with a range of enrichment activities to help students develop teamwork and creative thinking skills, as well as independence and responsibility. Graduates from Harrow Beijing have been accepted at universities across the world, including Oxford, Cambridge, and Princeton.Harrow Beijing follows the National Curriculum of England and Wales, culminating in the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE and IGCSE’s), and A Levels. Its curriculum is fully accredited by all British Examination Authorities and it is an accredited SAT center. Harrow Beijing is also a member of the Council of International Schools (CIS) and, like all Harrow International Schools, undergoes regular accreditation visits by CIS and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) in the US. Harrow Beijing is also a member of the Federation of British International Schools in Southeast Asia and East Asia (FOBISSEA), which enables students to collaborate in music and sports with other schools across Southeast Asia. Age Range: 3-18. Tuition Fees (2012-2013 Academic Year): Nursery: RMB 119,800; Reception: RMB 149,300; Years 1-2: RMB 177,700; Years 3-6: RMB 189,100; Years 7-9: RMB 207,600; Years 10-11: RMB 217,600; Years 12-13: RMB 231,700. 287 Hegezhuang Village, Cuigezhuang County, Chaoyang District. (6444 8900, enquiries@ 北京 哈罗英国学校, 朝阳区崔各庄乡何各庄村287号 House of Knowledge International Kindergarten House of Knowledge (HoK) boasts its own unique curriculum that includes aspects of the Montessori and Reggio Emilia programs, with special emphasis placed on the latter approach. Students are treated as competent learners with boundless potential, who are capable of infinite discovery. With this in mind, the curriculum trains them to acquire critical thinking and collaboration skills by teaching them how to “learn to learn.” Age range: 10 months-6 years. Tuition fees (2010-2011 Academic Year): Registration RMB 2,000; Deposit RMB 5,000-15,000 (refundable according to withdraw policy); RMB 53,500122,800 (depending on choice of program and campus) 1) Administrative Office, C511, Lufthansa Centre, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (400 650 7747, info@, 400 650 7747); 2) Liyuan Campus, A11 East Gate of Liyuan Compound, Xiangjiang Beilu, Chaoyang District, Shunyi District. (8470 5928 (English, Chinese and German),, 400 650 7747); 3) Chaoyang Park Campus, Victoria Gardens, 15 Chaoyang Park Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6538 2624 (English, German, Mandarin),, 400 650 7747) 好思之家国际幼儿园, 1) 朝 阳区亮马桥路50号燕莎中心C511; 2) 顺义区香 江北路丽苑小区东门A11; 3) 朝阳区朝阳公园西 路15号维多利亚花园公寓 The International Montessori School of Beijing (MSB) As the first and only fullyregistered international Montessori school in Beijing, MSB has been serving the city’s expatriate children for 22 years. During that time, it has earned a glowing reputation for its steady commitment to the growth, education, and well-being of its pupils. The school is both an affiliate member of the American Montessori Society(AMS), which


upholds the MACTE Montessori education standards on an international level, and the International Montessori Teaching Institute, which provides ongoing training to all of MSB’s lead teachers and teaching assistants. In August 2012, the school expanded its Riviera campus to cover all of its prekindergarten through elementary programs, and counts spacious classrooms, an indoor pool, and a multi-purpose auditorium among its facilities. Parents, in particular, are fond of the campus’s twoCoffee Stops, where they can mingle with a cup of coffee and a freshly-baked treat, courtesy of the school’s dedicated parent association. Age range: 1-12. Tuition fees (2012 Academic Year): 3 Day Toddler (Age 1): RMB 41,000; 5 Day Toddler (Age 1): RMB 65,000; Morning Nursery (Age 2): RMB91,000; Full-day Nursery (Age 2): RMB 135,000; Morning Kindergarten (Ages 3-4): RMB 95,000; Fullday Kindergarten (Ages 3-4): RMB 140,000; Reception (Age 5): RMB 157,000; Elementary (Ages 6-12): RMB 163,000. Bldg 8, 2 Xiangjiang Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6432 8228, www.msb. 北京蒙台梭利国际学校, 朝阳区朝阳区 香江北路2号院8号楼 The International School of Beijing (ISB) The International School of Beijing (ISB) traces its roots back to the early 1970s when a small foreign school was established by the United States Liaison Office, the precursor to the US Embassy, and was little more than a simple “classroom that was wedged into a hallway in a diplomatic apartment compound in Sanlitun.” In the 1980s the school was merged with the schools of the British, Australian, Canadian and New Zealand embassies and was eventually moved to its presentday 50,000sqm purpose-built facility near Capital Paradise in Shunyi. Over the years ISB has gained an international reputation for its solid academic programs (it was the first school in Beijing to offer the full IB Diploma), comprehensive facilities and full curriculum catering to all age levels. Age range: 3-18 years old. Tuition fees (20102011 Academic Year): EC3 (half day) RMB 65,490 (RMB 10,970 capital fee); EC4 (full day) RMB 119,690 (RMB 10,970 capital fee); Kindergarten RMB 140,330 (RMB 13,180 capital fee); Grades 1–5 RMB 140,330 (RMB 31,600 capital fee); Grades 6–8 RMB 150,540 (RMB 31,600 capital fee); Grades 9-12 RMB 165,540 (RMB 31,600 capital fee) 10 Anhua Jie, Shunyi District. (8149 2345 ext 1047, 北京顺义国际学校, 顺义区安华街10号 Ivy Academy Ivy Academy is a pre-school and kindergarten created in collaboration with the Harvard Graduate School of Education Researchers that accepts students of ages two through six. The school offers an English environment with a “specialized focus on the customized development of every child” based on Harvard Professor Dr Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences Theory and a convenient Dongzhimen area location. Age range: 2-6 years old. Tuition fees (2010-2011 Academic Year): Deposit RMB 8,000 (nonrefundable, to be credited toward tuition); Registration fee RMB 800; Half-day RMB 86,000; Full day RMB 127,900 C101, East Lake Villas, NO. 35 Dongzhimenwai Main Street, Dongcheng District. (8451 1380, 艾 毅国际幼儿园, 东城区东直门外大街35号东湖 别墅C座101室 Ivy Bilingual School Like its sister school Ivy Academy, Ivy Bilingual School (IBS) enrolls children from two to six years of age and offers a curriculum designed in the spirit of the Multiple Intelligences theory. The goal of Ivy Bilingual School is to provide children with the most current research-based practices coupled with the knowledge of the unique Chinese culture. Children graduating from IBS are comfortable speaking in both English and Chinese. Age range: 2-6 years old. Tuition fees (2010-2011 Academic

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Year): Registration fee RMB 800; Deposit RMB 6,000 (non-refundable, credited toward tuition); RMB 42,600–57,000/year (Ocean Express Campus); RMB 39,000–52,400 per year (Orchid Garden Campus) 1) Ocean Express Campus, Bldg E, Ocean Express, 2 Dongsanhuan Beilu (north of Kempinski), Chaoyang District. (8446 7287/6, info-wj@,; 2) Orchid Garden Campus, 18 Xinjin Lu, Cui Ge Xiang (Airport Expressway, Beigao Exit), Chaoyang District. (8439 7080, info-wj@, 艾毅双语幼儿园, 1) 朝 阳区东三环北路2号远洋新干线E座; 2) 朝阳区 崔各乡新锦路18号卓锦万代 Keystone Academy Keystone Academy will open in Shunyi District in the fall of 2014. Keystone promises to be a unique and exciting school option for families in China – offering Chinese and American instructional techniques of inquiry-based learning, criticalthinking, and creative problem solving in a rigorous intellectual environment. The academic program will be international in scope, with a central curriculum thread that focuses on Chinese identity, language, culture, and history. Keystone will serve students grades 1 through 12, with a bilingual curriculum in the primary years and more intensive instruction in English as students progress through the program. There will be a boarding school option for Grade 7 and 8, and mandatory boarding in Grade 9-12. Houshayu Town, Shunyi District. (5825 6008, www. 北京鼎石国际学校, 顺 义区后沙峪镇 Little Village Montessori School of Beijing (LVMS) Little Village Montessori School of Beijing (LVMS) is a Montessoribased kindergarten with over 1,000sqm of space. LVMS’ team strives to create a community experience with parents and other family members. Age range: 18 months-6 years. Tuition fees (2011-2012 academic year): 3-6 years Full Day: RMB 6,800; 18-months-3 years Half Day: RMB 5,200; Monthly meal plan: RMB 500. Rm 2310, Jingyun Shentong Building, 5 Huilin Lu, Fulicheng, Shuangjing, Chaoyang District. (5876 6610, 北 京蒙特梭利小镇幼儿园, 朝阳区双井富力城西惠 林路5号京运盛通大厦2310室 MOMA Kids International Kindergarten MOMA Kids caters to students aged 18 months to 6 years. They are committed to holistic and pastoral care as China’s first carbon neutral kindergarten. They offer the British Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum in a bilingual environment, as well as extracurricular activities ranging from taekwondo to contemporary art and dance are available five days a week from 8am to 5pm. Annual tuition fees are RMB 66,100 (MOMA Resident), RMB 69,700 (nonresident). Dongzhimen MOMA, 1 Xiangheyuan Lu, Dongcheng District. (6464 7386, www.first-edu. 东城区香河园路1号当代MOMA Muffy’s Education Founded in 2003, Muffy’s Education provides English immersion kindergartens, seasonal camps and afterschool programs that impart “Knowledge Through English”. Using English as the medium for learning, students receive a high quality education and a strong foundation of English skills. Muffys has an educational program that includes all core subjects in an English immersion environment. Educators use a variety of teaching methods to help each student with their unique learning needs. Muffy’s also uses internationally known curriculum from the University of Chicago, Columbia Teachers College and Pearson Education. Muffy’s teachers are from Canada, United States, England and Australia. Before students enroll, assessments and placement will be arranged. 1) Shijicheng Location: 5/F, Bldg B, Huibo Dasha, Landianchang Lu, Haidian District.; 2) 1



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Yangchun Guanghua Jiayuan, Wanliu Donglu, Haidian District.; 3) Wangjing Location: East gate of Beixiaohe Gongyuan, Wangjing Xilu, Chaoyang District.; 4) Xiangshan Location: Xiangshan Qingqin, Mentou Cun, Sijiqing Town, Haidian District. 博识梦 飞, 1) 海淀区蓝靛厂路(人大附小对面)汇博 大厦西侧5层; 2) 海淀区万柳东路阳春光华家园 1号; 3) 朝阳区望京北小河公园东门; 4) 海淀 区香山清琴别墅儿童会所 National Institute of Technology (NIT) Founded in 1997, NIT is composed of three schools: NIT (Grades 10-12), the Australian International School of Beijing (Grades 1-6), and Beijing International School (Grades 1-9). As a joint project of the Chinese and Australian governments, NIT bills itself as the largest international school in China and the first and only school to offer courses provided by the current Australian educational curriculum council. The school now has over 2,300 students, including more than 150 foreign students. NIT and BIS accept both local and foreign students, while AISB accepts expats only. Age range: 2-18. Tuition fees (2012-2013 Academic Year): Kindergarten: RMB 150,000; Primary school (Grades 1-6): RMB 94,100; Middle school (Grades 7-9): RMB 102,100; High school (Grades 10-12): RMB 139,500; Accommodations: RMB 8,000/ year (primary school students); RMB 16,000/ year (middle school students); RMB 20,000/ year (high school); English training (high school): RMB 42,500/semester (14 weeks); Piano class: RMB 9,600; Health check and insurance (kindergarten): RMB 300. 7 Louzizhuang, Chaoyang District. (8439 0808, 北 京爱迪国际学校, 朝阳区楼梓庄路7号 Pakistan Embassy College This embassyrun school offers two types of curricula: the Pakistan national curriculum, and an English curriculum associated with London University that offers GCSE and A-level qualifications. Both curricula are taught in English, but a number of ESOL students are accepted, and remedial English classes are provided. Chinese language classes are mandatory for all except senior-level students. An enrollment of 400 students from more than 40 different countries makes for an excellent student-teacher ratio and a diverse student body. School facilities include science, computer and language laboratories, and a gymnasium and indoor basketball court. Ages: 4 to 18. Price range: USD 250-600/ month 1 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Sanlitun, Chaoyang District. (6532 1905) 朝阳区三里屯 东直门外大街1号 PKU College International Bilingual Preschool PKU College International Bilingual Preschool is the kindergarten affiliated with PKU College, itself administered under Peking University. The school combines both Chinese and Western educational philosophies to shape future leaders and world citizens, focusing on students’ physical and psychological health, helping them find their interests, and developing their skills and independence. PKU College’s Panoramic Pedagogy consists of school education, family education, parent education and social education. The proprietary preschool curriculum is administered in a safe and friendly learning environment based on multimedia and bilingual teaching methods. Classes include Chinese, English, math, music and art, science, physical education, virtue education, and social skills. Violin, traditional Chinese painting, or kung fu is also incorporated into the weekly curriculum. School facilities include a library and a kitchen. Age range: 18 months to 6 years. Tuition fees (2013-2014 Academic Year): RMB 60,000-90,000. 9 Xinbei Lu, Chaoyang District. (400 609 2598, info@pkucollege. com) 北京北大 公学国际双语幼儿园, 朝阳区新北路9号 Positive Foundations School Highly experienced teachers provide education that stresses the importance of self-development

and life skills as well as the academic fundamentals that provide the foundation for further education and cognitive development. All classes are taught by foreign teachers in their native English, with the option of a Chinese class in the afternoon. Offers Nursery and Kindergarten, with both full and half-day Montessori-based curriculum. Application fee: RMB 1,000. Tuition fees: RMB 46,800-105,000. 3006 Gahood Villa, Houshayu, Xibaixinzhuang, Shunyi District, Shunyi District. (8046 6302, pfsschool@126. com) 北京灵睿国际 学校, 顺义区北京市顺义区后沙峪西白幸庄嘉 浩别墅城3006栋 Prestige Education Centre (PEC) Prestige Education Centre is a weekend school with full day and half day programs that teaches students about the world in an English environment. Many of their students hope to study abroad or join an international school in the future, as well as enrich their education in general. Prestige Education Centre’s curriculum is based on that of independent schools in the UK. The institution also has a few weekday programs. Area D, Art Base 1, Hegezhuang, Chaoyang District. (6432 2797 / 155 0120 8418, www. 朝阳区何各庄壹号地国际艺 术园D区 Russian Children’s Education Center The Russian-centered program seeks to nurture children’s cognitive activity, curiosity, and desire for self-knowledge while stimulating their imagination and developing creativity, speech, and intellectual abilities. The school focuses on increasing children’s selfawareness and establishing an environment of emotional support. 8.30am-6.30pm. Rm 101, Bldg 2, Qiumadu, 2 Sanyuan Qiao Taiyang Gong Shangjialou, Chaoyang District, Chaoyang District. (8436 1864, zr@ 朝阳区尚家楼路2号裘马都公寓2号楼1层101 St. Paul American School (SPAS) Saint Paul American School (SPAS) is a private residential school, part of the Nacel International School System, dedicated to meeting the educational needs of international students at the middle and high school level. Located near the Olympic Village Park, and partnered with Number Two High School attached to Beijing Normal University, SPAS offers both an American curriculum, as well as intensive study in Chinese language and culture. This arrangement provides a unique dual diploma system that is fully accredited by the NCA (North Central Association on Accreditation and School Improvement). Saint Paul American School’s intercultural program now serves students from 23 countries around the world, and is truly dedicated to providing a new concept of high school for future leaders in the global community. CurriculumSaint Paul American School provides a full US curriculum, with over 40 courses offered, ranging from the introductory to AP level. Students also take courses in Chinese language, culture, history, and art.For students needing more academic support there is a peer tutoring program, as well as a nightly study hall in which certified teachers provide additional help. All students participate in an after school activity or club of their choosing. Emphasis is given to the fine arts. 18 Guan’aoyuan, Longgang Lu, Qinghe, Haidian District. (8273 8613, david. www. 北京师范大学第二附属中学, 海淀区清河宝胜里观澳园18号 The Children’s House International Montessori Kindergarten The Children’s House opened its China World Trade Center campus in 1992 and has since established schools at the Lufthansa Center, Yosemite Villas in Shunyi and in Yayuncun’s Yayunxinxin Gardens. Today, the educational group serves over 300 international students in its four campuses, which are characterized by their small, friendly down-home atmospheres,

English-only and bilingual curriculums that adhere to the Montessori system. Please note that the bilingual and bilingual reception classes are offered only at the Kempinski and Yosemite campuses. Age range: 0-6Tuition fees (2012-2013 Academic Year): RMB 74,000(Nursery/Pre-Primary morning program); RMB 93,000 (Nursery/Pre-Primary half-day); RMB 114,000 (Nursery/Pre-Primary full day); RMB 98,000 (Primary half-day); RMB 122,000 (Primary full day); RMB 126,000 (Primary Reception Class full day); RMB 72,000 (bilingual half-day); RMB 103,200 (bilingual full day); RMB 115,200 (Bilingual Reception Class full day) 1) Olympic Village Campus: Yayun Xinjiayuan, 1 Xindian Lu, Chaoyang District. (5202 0293); 2) Liangma Qiao Campus: Unit S114, Lufthansa Center Tower, 50 Liangma Qiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 1305/3388 ext 4477); 3) Shunyi Campus: C Area Clubhouse, Yosemite Villas, 4 Yuyang Lu, Houshayu Town, Shunyi District. (8041 7083); 4) Guomao Campus: 1/F, North Lodge, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 3869/2288) 巧智博仁国际幼儿 园, 1) 朝阳区辛店路1号亚运新家园社区; 2) 朝 阳区亮马桥路50号凯宾斯基写字楼S114室; 3) 顺 义区后沙峪镇榆杨路4号优山美地C区俱乐部; 4) 朝阳区建国门外大街1号国贸北公寓1层 Tsinghua International School (THIS) Tsinghua International School students follow an American Curriculum program in a nurturing atmosphere. Tsinghua International School located on Tsinghua University campus, allowing students access to the university’s extensive resources and facilities, including libraries, computer labs, gymnasiums, sports fields, dance and art studios, a swimming pool, fitness center and outdoor experiential education center. Accepts students Grades 1 to 12 (ages 6-18). Grades 1-5: 89,000 RMB per year, Grades 6-12: 99,000 RMB per year Inside Tsinghua High School Campus, Zhongguancun Beilu (northwest of Tsinghua University), Haidian District. (6279 7000, 6277 1477, this@mail. 清华大学附 属中学国际部, 海淀区中关村北路清华大学西北 侧清华中学校园之内 Western Academy of Beijing Western Academy of Beijing is an International Baccalaureate World School that boasts a “challenging and caring educational environment in which students are active participants in the learning process.” WAB provides a learner-centered atmosphere that nurtures a strong sense of community among its 1,550 students from 55 countries, with the mission to “Connect, Inspire, Challenge: Make a Difference.” Campus facilities are extensive and include a lake and model wetlands that are the foundation of its environmental science center.Age range: 3-18 years old. Tuition fees (2010/2011 Academic Year, combined total includes capital levy and tuition): Nursery RMB 85,000; PreKindergarten RMB 141,000; Kindergarten RMB 165,000; Grades 1-5 RMB 165,000; Grades 6-8 RMB 181,000; Grades 9-10 RMB 198,000; Grades 11-12 RMB 204,000 10 Laiguangying Donglu, Chaoyang District. (5986 5588, www.wab. edu 北京京西学校, 朝阳区来广营东路10号 Windsor Bilingual Kindergarten With two campuses in the Beijing area, Windsor Bilingual Kindergarten positions itself as a “premium kindergarten built on a synthesis of the strongest elements from both Western and Chinese educational traditions.” The school strives to foster the holistic development of young children, and prides itself on its spacious facilities (encompassing 5,500 sqm at the Vancouver Forest campus), state-of-the-art facilities and carefully crafted curriculum based on three main components – the EYFS Statutory Framework (UK), Beijing Curriculum Authority Happiness and Development Guidance, and the Integrated Theme Study Programme (Nanjing) – taught by staff that trains regularly in conjunction with that of Dulwich College. A foreign teacher is in class all day

Shopping at the Legend Garden Campus and for half of the day at the Vancouver Forest Campus. Age range: 18 months–6 years old. Tuition fees (2010-2011 academic year): RMB10,000 deposit; RMB 500 application fee; Legend Gardens Campus - RMB 80,000/year (full day); RMB 43,800 per year (half day); Vancouver Forest Campus – RMB 58,000 per year (full day); RMB 30,000 per year (half day) 1) 89 Legend Garden, Shunyi District. (6456 0020, didi.chen@windsorkindergarten. cn,; 2) Vancouver Forest, Beiqijia Town, Litang Lu, Changping District. (6975 6579, didi., cherry.chen@ www.vancouver., legendgardens. 温莎双语幼儿园, 1) 顺义区温莎丽京园,首都机场路89号丽京花园别 墅; 2) 昌平区温莎温哥华森林园,立汤路北七家 镇温哥华森林别墅 Yew Chung International School of Beijing Located within the scenic Honglingjin Park in the heart of downtown Beijing, Yew Chung International School of Beijing celebrates its 15th year of educating students of the Beijing expatriate community. YCIS Beijing, an IB World school, is fully accredited by CIS, NEASC and NCCT, and is a part of the larger network of schools with over 5,000 students across campuses in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Chongqing, Qingdao, and Silicon Valley, US. Providing K2 – Year 13 students with a quality curriculum based on the National Curriculum for England and a research-based Chinese Language Program that equips students to be bilingual, competitive, and globally-minded citizens. Age range: 2-18 years old. Tuition fees (2011/2012 Academic Year): Application Fee RMB 1,660 (non-refundable); Placement Deposit RMB 5,000–14,000 (year level dependent); K2 (half day) RMB 60,800; K2 (full day) RMB 102,000; K3 RMB 136,000; K4 RMB 142,000; Year 1-3 RMB 168,000; Year 4-6 RMB 172,000; Year 7-9 RMB 191,000; Year 10-11 RMB 204,000; Year 12-13 RMB 210,000 Honglingjin Park, 5 Houbalizhuang, Chaoyang District. (8583 3731, enquiry@ 北京耀中国际学 校, 朝阳区后八里庄5号红领巾公园东门 Yew Wah Infant and Toddler Education Centre (YWITEC) YWITEC’s reputation is founded upon decades of experience offering international education in Hong Kong and mainland China through the Yew Chung Education Foundation. YWITEC offers a childfriendly, nurturing, and multicultural setting for learning and development, which allows students to experience different cultures from both Chinese and Western teachers. The curriculum draws from advanced research, as well as local and international early childhood education practices. YWITEC adheres to a child-centered philosophy, values the individual development and interests of each child, and plans a fun but challenging experience with age-appropriate learning goals. Age range: 1.5-6 years old. Tuition fee (20122013 Academic Year): RMB 53,000. Block F, Honglingjin Park, 5 Houbalizhuang, Chaoyang District. (8583 9223, 8581 8466 ext 817, itec@ 耀华婴幼儿教育 中心, 朝阳区后八里庄5号红领巾公园东门F楼 Young Starters Academy Formerly known as Beijing2Fun, Young Starts Academy is a bilingual kindergarten for ages 2-4 that takes a holistic approach to early childhood education. The curriculum makes learning fun; students will learn to exercise empathy, reason, and curiosity, and will not be afraid to solve problems. Young Starters’ values program teaches future citizens to care about humanity and the environment. Teachers practice responsive nurturing to build self-confidence in each child. The academy features a small campus for up to 36 students, with low student-to-teacher ratio of 6-1. It practices right brain training, reading, and individualized piano lessons as part of its curriculum. Tuition fees (20122013 Academic Year): RMB 7,000/month (full


day); RMB 4,900/month (half day). 1) Rm 101, Unit 5, Block 5, Area 2, Upper East Side Apartments, 6 Dongsihuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (18600049065, 13522563767,; 2) Rm 102, Unit 4, Block 6, Jiuduhui Apartments, Chaoyang District. (18600049065, 13522563767, 1) 朝阳区东四环 北路6号二区,阳光上东5号楼5单元101室; 2) 朝阳区华远九都汇6号楼4单元102室

Shopping Arts & Crafts Art Jam Create a unique handmade gift with unlimited acrylic paints and a high quality linen canvas in a relaxing environment with privacy to explore and materialize your creativity. 10am - 10pm. No. 305, 3B North Block, Pingod Art District, Baiziwan Road, Chaoyang District., Chaoyang District. (5821 1390, 聚彩, 朝阳区北京市 朝阳区百子湾路32号北区3B305室 Gehua Baihua After deriving some inspiration from the China Art Museum, cross the street and get the fixins to make your own masterpiece. With a huge selection of art supplies for drawing and painting – paint (RMB 25), easels (starting at RMB 25), canvas (RMB 8 to 72) – this store is more organized and more spacious than others nearby (although you should look through those too). It sells some international brands like Prismacolor. Daily 9am-6.30pm. 10 Wusi Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6522 2511) www. 北京歌华百花美术用品, 东城区 五四大街10号 Kids Land You’ll find all sorts of toys, gifts, and art supplies for kids at this colorful store, including a variety of Lego and Crayola sets. 1) Daily 10am-10pm.. 411-412 Xindong’an Plaza, 138 Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6528 8624); 2) Daily 10am-10pm.. Rm 0423, Jiamao Shopping Center, 33 Guangshun Beidajie, Chaoyang District. (8472 9412); 3) Daily 9.30am-9.30pm.. Rm 206, 1/F, Lido Place, 6 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. (6437 6908); 4) Daily 10am-10pm.. L407, Building 1, The Place, 9 Guanghua Road, Chaoyang District. (6587 1481) www. 智乐家园, 1) 东城区东城 区王府井大街138号新东安411-412; 2) 朝阳区 朝阳区广顺北大街33号嘉茂购物中心4层0423号 店铺; 3) 朝阳区朝阳区将台路6号丽都商业广场 1层206号商铺; 4) 朝阳区朝阳区光华路9号世贸 天阶1号楼4层L407 Lao Beijing Handmade Paper-Cut This shop provides delicate multi-colored Chinese traditional and modern paper-cuts that are hand-made by local artists. 1) 42 Yonghegong Dajie, Dongcheng District.; 2) 110 Nanluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. 老 北京手工剪纸, 1) 东城区雍和宫大街42 号; 2) 东城区南锣鼓巷 110号 Slow Life Patchwork Daily 10.30am-9pm. Unit 2406, North Tower, Soho Shangdu, 8 Dongdaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (134 8865 5984) 朝阳区东大桥路8号Soho 尚都北塔4层 2406 号

Bookstores Foreign Languages Bookstore The mother lode for kids’ books in English, the store has classic picture books by Dr. Seuss, plus many series like Junie B. Jones, The Famous Five, Arthur and more. Older kids will find a slew of must-read books as well. Also offers books on tape and loads of photo-illustrated, hardbound series on science, nature and animals. The selection keeps getting better, but prices remain Western. Daily 9.30am9.30pm. 235 Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6512 6903, cn) 外文书店, 东城区王府 井大街235号 Page One This addition to Beijing’s bookstore scene offers the best selection

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under one roof (in art/design, food & wine, bestsellers, classics, etc.), with competitive prices for English-language material. 1) Daily 24hrs. S2, 1/F, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 6626,, page1_; 2) Daily 10am9.30pm. B2/F, China World Summit Wing, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8535 1055, page1_cwtc@pageonegroup. com,; 3) Mon-Thu 10am-8pm, Fri-Sun 10am-10pm. Shop 50, 1/F, Indigo Mall, 18 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8426 0408, page1_cwtc@, page1_indigo@ 叶一堂, 1) 朝阳区三里屯路19号三里屯Village 南区2楼1层; 2) 朝阳区建国门外大街1号国贸商 城三期地下2层; 3) 朝阳区酒仙桥路18号颐堤 港地铁层50号 Scholastic Children’s Library Stocks English books that young children can borrow. Library cards available at the centers. 1) Wed-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat-Sun 9am-7pm. 1B1-35-37 Solana, 1 Nonzhanguan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (5905 6377, cpalowitch@; 2) Wed-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat-Sun 9am-7pm. 2/F, Westside of Aisedun, Haidian District. (8265 2711, cpalowitch@; 3) Wed-Fri 9am-6pm, SatSun 9am-7pm. 4/F, north side, of the Jinyuan Xin Yansha Mall, 1 Yuanda Lu, Haidian District. (8887 5318/9, cpalowitch@scholastic.; 4) Wed-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat-Sun 9am7pm. F3-08, 3/F, Hualian Shangsha, Shangdi (at the south intersection), Haidian District. (6266 7734/94, cn); 5) Wed-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat-Sun 9am-7pm. 3/F Glory Mall, 18 Xihuashi Dajie, Chongwen District. (6711 8059, cpalowitch@scholastic.; 6) Wed-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat-Sun 9am-7pm. , Fengtai District. (8767 0865,; 7) Wed-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat-Sun 9am-7 pm. 1/F Bldg B, Anzhen, Shenggu Jiayuan, Chaoyang District. (6443 8186, cn); 8) Wed-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat-Sun 9am-7 pm. 3/F, Section E, Wangjing International Shopping Center, Chaoyang District. (5920 3790, www. 学乐儿童教育集团, 1) 朝阳 区朝阳区农展馆南路1号朝阳公园西侧蓝色港湾 国际商业区1栋广场层1B1-35-37号; 2) 海淀区 海淀区海淀南路34号艾瑟顿公寓二层西侧(海 淀妇幼保健院对面); 3) 海淀区海淀区远大路 1号金源新燕莎四层北; 4) 海淀区海淀区上地南 口 华联商厦三层F3-08; 5) 崇文区崇文区西花 市大街18号 北京国瑞购物中心三层; 6) 丰台区 Block 1, Bldg 28 (Tong Run Hui Guan Building), Fangzhuang, Fangguyuan,

Clothing BabyGro Beijing 1) Mon-Fri 10am-7pm. Shop 5058, Bldg A, 5/F, Chaowai SOHO, 6 Chaowai Lu (across from Central Park), Chaoyang District. (5900 0601, johanna@; 2) Wed-Sun 10am-5pm. Cathay View Garden Shopping Mall (next to Beijing Riviera Villas), 2 Xiangjiang Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8470 1690, johanna@ 慧 宝, 1) 朝阳区朝外路6号朝外SOHO5层A座5058 店铺(新城国际对面); 2) 朝阳区香江北路甲2 号观唐广场二期商铺 baby international Daily 10am-7pm. Rm 2371, 3/F, North Tower, SOHO Shangdu, 8 Dongdaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5900 1476, www. 国际宝贝, 朝阳区东大 桥路8号SOHO商都3层2371店铺 Boshiwa 365 This China-based retailer aims to be the one-stop shopping place forall your baby- and child-related needs. Girls will love the extensive selection of pretty pink dresses and comfy hoodies. Boys will have no shortage of selection in t-shirts and shorts. In addition to baby clothing, they carry lines for children from 3 to 14 years old. Brands include Disney, Harry Potter, and Thomas the Tank Engine. Dresses start around RMB 199, and t-shirts average about RMB 150



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apiece. Daily 10am-10pm.. 1) 1/F, Kids Land, Solana Lifestyle and Shopping Park,6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5905 6287); 2) L413-417, 4/F, The Place, 9 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6587 1306) 博士蛙365, 1) 朝阳区 朝阳区朝阳公园路6号蓝色港湾儿童城1层; 2) 朝阳区朝阳区光华路甲9号世贸天阶41 Counting Sheep Children’s Boutique Sun-Thurs 10am-7pm, Fri-Sat 10am8pm. 17 Gongti Beilu (1/F of Bodhi bldg, directly across from north gate of Workers Stadium), Chaoyang District. (6417 7622, www. 洋洋宝宝店, 朝 阳区工体北路17号(工体北门对面) Decathlon This popular French company now has outlets throughout China. The store supplies equipment for tons of different athletic activities – individual and team sports, land and water sports – from running to sailing, from squash to volleyball. Daily 9am to 9pm. Friday & Saturday open till 10pm. 195 Dongsihuan Zhonglu (near Dajiaoting), Chaoyang District. (8777 8788) 迪卡侬运动 超市, 朝阳区东四环中路195号(靠近大郊亭) Lijia Baby Domestic retailer Lijia Baby stocks goods for children between the ages 0 and 5. You’ll find diapers, clothing, car seats, infant formula, milk bottles, baby wipes, bibs, and more. Physical branches are located throughout Beijing, including Wangjing and Yaojiayuan, but the website is much easier to use. Products are delivered a day after purchase. 1) Daily 10am-10pm.. Shop VD1-29, 1/F, Kids Land, Solana Lifestyle and Shopping Park, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (59051921/36); 2) Daily 9am-9pm.. Shop A06, B1/F, Liubaiben Shopping Street, 19 Guangshun Beidajie, Wangjing, Chaoyang District. (6472 5526/5400); 3) Mon-Fri 9.30am-8pm, Sat-Sun 9am-8.30pm.. B1/F, Dacheng Guoji Zhongxin, 12 Baiziwan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5962 6318/26) 丽家宝宝, 1) 朝阳区朝阳区朝阳公园路6号院蓝色港湾国际商 区活力城1层VD1-29; 2) 朝阳区朝阳区望京广 顺北大街19号六佰本商业街地下1层A06; 3) 朝 阳区朝阳区百子湾路12号大成国际中心地下1层 Mothercare Mothercare, the acclaimed British brand, is a global specialist retailer of clothing, home and travel and toys for mothers to be, babies and young children. Sells hard-to-find clothes for kids age 6 and younger, as well as a wide range of nursery furniture and nursery equipment. Find maternity clothes, strollers, bedding, car seats, playpens, baby monitors, children’s clothes and other elusive products at this chain. Daily 11am-10pm. 1) Stall B21-22, 1 Senlingongyuan Lu, Jingzhan Xiang, Shunyi District.; 2) Stall 121-123, Beyou World, 111 Jingshun Lu, Chaoyang District.; 3) 5/F, Wangfujing Baihuo, 255 Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District. (8529 1777); 4) Stall 4128-4130, 4/F, Jinyuan Xinyansha Shopping Mall, 1 Yuanda Lu, Haidian District. (8886 5506); 5) SMM-42, 1/F, Solana, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5905 6134) 1) 顺义区金盏乡森林公园路1号B21-22商铺; 2) 朝阳区京顺路111号比如世界1F121-123商铺; 3) 东城区王府井大街255号王府井百货5层; 4) 海 淀区远大路1号金源新燕莎购物中心4层第41284130商铺; 5) 朝阳区朝阳公园路6号蓝色港湾国 际商区SMM-42 Motherswork Motherswork is a one-stop shopping experience for mothers, babies, and kids (and fathers, too). The store features maternity fashion and quality baby wear collections, as well as baby furniture and other needs. There is something to suit every parent’s lifestyle, from lightweight strollers for those who frequent shopping malls to three-wheel joggers for active parents. There are also multi-function bathtubs, dressers, booster chairs, adjustable high chairs, and more. Motherswork carries an exclusive range of products from Bugaboo, Boori, Stokke, and other brands. Daily 10am-10pm.. Store L-VDM-20, Block 2, Solana Lifestyle

and Shopping Park, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. Contact Weibo: @ motherswork_中国 (5905 6905, info@ 朝阳区朝阳区朝阳公园路6号 院蓝色港湾国际商区2号楼L-VDM-20号店铺 Naturino From pretty sandals to gumboots, this unpretentious kids’ store is all about quality. Prices start at RMB 300. 1) Beijing Office: 7H, Tower A, Star City, A10 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8456 0710, 139 1175 4650); 2) 2/F . Beijing Yansha Outlet Shopping Center. 9 Dongsihuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District; 3) 5/F, Shuang’an Shopping Plaza, 23 Beisanhuan Lu, Haidian District; 4) 5/F, Cuiwei Baihuo, 33 Fuxing Lu, Haidian District.; 5) 4/F, Modern Plaza, 40 Zhongguancun Lu, Chaoyang District.; 6) 5/F, Shin Kong Place, 87 Jianguo lu, Chaoyang District.; 7) 6/F, Beijing Yansha Youyi Shopping City, 52 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District.; 8) 4/F, Beijing Jinyuan Yansha Shopping Center. 2, Huayuan Donglu, Haidian District.; 9) Pinnacle Plaza, Tianzhu Real Estate Development Zone, Shunyi District.; 10) 5/F, Beijing Scitech Plaza, 22, Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. 那 都乐, 1) 朝阳区北京办公室:酒仙桥路甲10号 星城国际大厦A座7H; 2) 朝阳区东四环南路9号 燕莎奥特莱斯购物中心2层; 3) 海淀区北三环 路23号双安广场5层; 4) 海淀区复兴路33号翠微 百货5层; 5) 朝阳区中关村路40号当代商城; 6) 朝阳区建国路87号新光天地5层; 7) 朝阳区亮马 桥路52号北京燕莎友谊商城6层; 8) 海淀区花园 东路2号北京金源燕莎购物中心4层; 9) 顺义区 天竺房地产开发区荣祥广场; 10) 朝阳区建国门 外大街北京赛特购物中心5层 NLGX Design Store A Beijing-based independent apparel brand and design community. The flagship based in Nanluoguxiang offers originally-designed NLGX fashion apparel and accessories, Chinese retro sneakers from Huiyi Huili and Shulong, handcrafted toys and gifts from Uncle Blue, and various other products designed and produced by independent Chinese designers. 1) Daily 6.30am-8.30pm. Terminal 3 (next to Gate E29), Beijing Capital International Airport, Shunyi District. (info@; 2) Sun-Thu 9.30am-10pm, FriSat 11am-midnight. 33 Nanluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. (6404 8088, info@nlgx. com) 1) 顺义区首都机场3号航 站; 2) 东城区南锣鼓巷33号 Plastered T-shirts 1) 10am-6pm. Yishu Zhongyi Jie (across from UCCA), 798 art zone, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District.; 2) Daily 10am-10pm. 61 Nanluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District. (134 8884 8855) www. 1) 朝阳区酒仙桥路4号798 艺术区中一街(UCCA当代艺术中心对面); 2) 东城区南锣鼓巷61号

filters, and whole house filtration systems. The company’s countertop water filter costs RMB 1,550, the undercounted version costs RMB 2,320, and a shower filter costs RMB 1,100. You’ll also periodically need to buy replacement cartridges, which cost RMB 550-580 depending on the water filtration system. 5 Nongzhan South Rd, Beijing, China Jingchao Building 1271, Chaoyang District. (400 000 8320 Chinese, 136 5128 5157 English, www. 朝阳区北京市朝阳区农展 南路5号北京市环境保护局京朝大厦1271 Beijing Torana Clean Air Center Air purifiers from Blueair and Alen Air, pollution masks from Totobobo. Free home assessments and delivery. 1) Daily 10am8.30pm. Unit LB09, 1/F, Europlaza Mall, Shunyi District. (8459 0785); 2) 10.30am6.30pm. Unit 308, Pinnacle Plaza, Shunyi District. (8046 1091) www.toranacleanair. com/index.html 1) 顺义区天竺镇裕翔路99号 欧陆广场LB09; 2) 顺义区天竺镇花梨坎村南“ 荣祥广场308室 Cuccina Founded in 2011, Cuccina is a retailer specializing in quality kitchen furnishings and gourmet cookware. Brands include Le Creuset, Swissmar, Microplane, Joseph Joseph, Typhoon, Eva Solo, Lékué, and more. 1) Daily 10am-9pm. Shop 55, B1/F, Indigo Mall, 18 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8420 0971); 2) 17 Gongti Beilu (across from north gate of Workers’ Stadium, in the same building as Bodhi), Chaoyang District. (6413 0223) 品厨, 1) 朝阳区酒仙桥 路18号颐堤港商场地铁层店铺号LG55; 2) 朝阳 区工体北路17号(工体北门对面) Hola Daily 10am-10pm. 1) 117 Xisihuan Beilu, Jinsiji Shopping Center, Haidian District.; 2) 66 Xiangbinbu, Shunyi District.; 3) 1 Dongzhimen Nandajie, Dongcheng District. (6772 8007) 特力 屋, 1) 海淀区西四环北路117号金四季购物中 心; 2) 顺义区香宾路66号; 3) 东城区东直门 南大街1号 Ikea Stocks a wide range of children’s gear, including extendable beds, high chairs, changing tables, cupboard units and Patrull safety equipment (cabinet/door locks, safety gates, corner bumpers, window catches, etc.). Save your skin by paying to have Ikea technicians assemble your purchases at home. Daily 10am-10pm. 1 Taiyang Gonglu, Dongbahe (northwest corner of Siyuan Qiao), Chaoyang District. (800 810 5679) www.ikea. 宜家家居, 朝阳区东坝河太阳宫路1号( 四元桥西北角)

Reima Finland’s Reima specializes in highquality children’s outdoor clothing. The company creates clothing for all seasons, but is especially known for its winter clothing. Suitable for ages 0-12, Reima’s clothing is made for moving and playing in. All products are chemical-free, easy to care for, waterproof, and windproof. Daily 10am-9.30pm.. 4/F, Charter Shopping Center, Wukesong, Haidian District. 海淀区海淀区五棵松卓展购物中心四4层 Tang’ Roulou Created by two French designers inspired by yesterday’s China, Tang’ Roulou tiny shop stocks gorgeous, tasteful outfits for kids (ages 0-8). Their unique, high quality, made-in-Beijing blankets, quilted jackets, dresses and accessories come in a variety of patterns, including dots, stripes and flowers, spotted with dragons, phoenix and goldfishes. Daily 10.30am-8.30pm. 30 Sanlitun Beilu (inside Phoenix Design), Chaoyang District. (6416 9761) www. 朝阳区三里屯北街路口30号 “风栖” 店内

Home Accessories and Gear Aquasana Aquasana is a home water filtration company from the US. They manufacture drinking water filters, shower

IQ Air While little can be done about outdoor air pollution, you can certainly make a difference with the air you breathe in your home or office. IQAir has been the top-rated air purifier brand for more than a decade. The Health Pro 250 is their most popular product and is considered by most to be the best all-around air cleaning system available. With their HyperHEPA technology, you are guaranteed near perfect levels of efficiency for the life of your machine. IQAir China specializes in bringing clean air solutions to both residential and commercial users. 1) B1/F, 03A Europlaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Tianzhu, Shunyi District. (6457 1922,; 2) Daily 10am-

Shopping 10pm. 5/F, Household Appliance Area, Youyi Shopping City, 52 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (158 0136 1601, info@iqair-china. com); 3) 10am-8pm. 6/F, Parkson Plaza, 101 Fuxingmennei Dajie, Xicheng District. (157 1286 8485,; 4) Daily 10am-10pm. B1/F, Parkson Plaza Taiyanggong, Bldg 1, 12 Qi Sheng Zhongjie, Chaoyang District, Beijing, Chaoyang District. (157 1286 8454,; 5) Daily 10am-10pm. 5/F, Shin Kong Place, 87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (5738 2401,; 6) Daily 9am-6pm. Rm 1801-03, Air China Plaza, 36 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (8447 5800,; 7) Daily 10am-9pm. 4/F, 417 Seasons Place, 2 Jinchengfang Jie, Xicheng District. (6622 0179,; 8) Mon-Thu 10am-9pm, Fri-Sun 10am-10pm. B1/F, Golden Resources New Yansha Mall, 1 Yuanda Lu, Haidian District. (157 1286 9044,; 9) 10am-10pm. B2/F, Scitech Plaza, 22 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Beijing, Chaoyang District. (188 1020 5987, 1) 顺义区天竺镇裕翔路99号欧陆广场地下一层 03A; 2) 朝阳区亮马桥路52号燕莎友谊商城5层; 3) 西城区复兴门内大街101号6层百盛复兴门店 家电部; 4) 朝阳区七圣中街12号院1号楼B1百盛 太阳宫店生活家电区; 5) 朝阳区建国路87号新 光天地5层生活家电区; 6) 朝阳区霄云路36号国 航大厦1801-03室; 7) 西城区金城坊街金融街 417号四层; 8) 海淀区远大路1号金源新燕莎商 城地下1层; 9) 朝阳区建国门外大街22号赛特购 物中心地下二层

Lily’s Antiques Furniture Lily’s Antiques is the most famous furniture dealer in Beijing, offering quality Chinese antiques, but also imported traditional and modern styles from all over the world, from Ming chairs and Tibetan rugs to Indian trunks, Spanish design and Italian sofas. The service is the best in town, with a one-year guarantee and delivery. 1) Daily 8.30am-6pm. Gaobeidian Showroom, 69 Gaobeidian Furniture Street, Chaoyang District. (8579 2458); 2) Visit by Appointment. Factory and Warehouse Address, Baimiao industry area, Songzhuang town, Tongzhou District. (138 0139 6309) 华伦古典家具, 1) 朝 阳区高碑店家俱一条街69号; 2) 通州区工厂地 址,通州区宋庄镇白庙村工业大院


trampolines, IQAir air purifiers, Bissell Vacuums and more. Stop by their Shunyi showroom or visit their website to have a look at what’s new. Daily 10am-9pm. B1/F, 03A Europlaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Tianzhu Town, Shunyi District. (6457 1922, info@ 顺义区 天竺镇裕翔路99号欧陆广场地下1层03A Wuhao This boutique-cum-art space is located in a traditional courtyard setting, featuring a curated selection of more than 100 local and international brands and indie designers. Wed-Sun 2-8pm, or by appointment. 35 Mao’er Hutong, Dongcheng District. (6400 5435; 189 1135 5035, 吾号, 东城区帽儿胡同35号

Musical Instruments and Education Ao Yue Piano Center Offers all kinds of pianos for sale and rent, lessons, and practice space. For RMB 180/month you can rent a locally made piano; an import can temporarily grace your living room for RMB 500/month. The center’s tutors, all hailing from the prestigious Central Conservatory of Music, can schedule lessons onsite (RMB 100/hour) or at your home. Practice rooms can be rented by the hour (RMB 10), or buy a monthly card (RMB 300/month for two hours of practice a day, RMB 450/month for three hours of practice a day). Daily 9am-7.30pm. Northeast corner of Jianxiang Qiao, Beisihuan Lu (300m east of Zhongguo Yinyue Xueyuan), Chaoyang District. (6492 4835) 奥乐钢琴中心, 朝阳区北 四环路健翔桥东北角中国音乐学院往东300米 Toning Drum Toning Drum supplies hand percussion instruments and music education material. Instruments on sale include African djembe, dunun, Latin percussion instruments, conga, bongo, shakers, and timbale. For young children, there’s the Early Music Makers brand of percussion instruments. Toning Drum carries two bilingual Chinese/ English music curriculum books for Latin and African instruments. To find out more, visit Toning Drum’s trade show by appointment. Wholesale prices are available for schools. By appointment only. Rm W03-04, B1/F, Beijing Worker’s Gymnasium, Gongti Beilu, Dongcheng District. (8447 2638, info@ 托宁 鼓, 东城区工人体育馆地下1层W03-04

Organic Goods De Run Wu Translating as “House of Virtue,” this family-run organic farm consists of a greenhouse growing over 100 types of crops year-round. Visitors can purchase produce for RMB 20 per kilo (minimum 4 kilos) and they deliver for an additional RMB 20 on two runs a week. They also sell organic detergents, soap nuts, natural cleaners and more. Strawberry Fields, Xinzhuang, Xingshou Town, Changping District. (8459 0809, 德润屋, 昌平区兴寿 镇辛庄草莓园 Green Cow Organic Farm Donggezhuang (10 min north of the International Exhibition Center), Houshayu Zhen, Shunyi District. (8046 4301, 135 0113 6920, 6433 4435 (fax), http://www. 绿牛有机农庄, 顺义区北 京绿牛有机农场(北京京承高速与机场北线交汇 处的东北方向董各庄附近)

Villa Lifestyles Villa Lifestyles has been serving the Beijing community for more than five years. Providing you with quality name brand products backed by great service, they have the widest selection of BBQs and accessories, the Mosquito Magnet,

Little Donkey Farm Beijing’s only government supported Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm delivers produce to your door once or twice a week (depending on your preference). Memberships range from RMB 2,000-4,000 for delivery, or RMB 1,440-2,800 for pick-up orders. You can also farm your own small 30-meter plot for RMB 1,200 a year. West of Houshajian Village, Sujiatuo Zhen, Haidian District. (138 1095 6036, 186 0102 2820, littledonkeyfarm@163. com) 海淀区海淀 区苏家坨镇后沙涧村西

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Organic Farm Home Delivery Service Organic Farm has its own shuttles which deliver 100% certified organic groceries directly to your doorstep. Besides fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, eggs and dairy products, there is also a high-quality selection of organic import foods. Just call 400 886 9166 ext 8001 (English and Chinese) or visit their website to place an order. Free delivery from Monday to Saturday. Daily 9am-9pm. Unit 101, 1/F, Park Avenue, 6 Gongyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (6530 6641; 400 886 9166 ext 8001 (delivery), http://www. 有机农庄, 朝阳区北京朝 阳公园南路6号公园大道商业大厦1层101号

Photography Studios & Services Littleones Kids & Family Portrait Studio This Western photography studio specializes in newborn, children, family, and maternity photos. Photo shoots are tailored to each family. Daily 9am-6pm. Swan Bay Building 16, suite 2203, Chao Yang Bei Lu, Chaoyang District. (8577-9987, cn) 美国乐童万色儿 童摄影机构, 朝阳区朝阳北路天鹅湾南区16号 楼2203 Mishka Family Photography 1) C3, Fuli City, Shuangjing Qiao, Chaoyang District. (; 2) Rm 1910, CAMEO Center, Guangshunnan Dajie, Chaoyang District. ( www.mishka. pro, 1) 朝阳区双井桥富力城 C3; 2) 朝阳区广顺南大街嘉美中心1910 The Bloom Family Photography Recently relocated to Sihui East, frequent beijingkids collaborator The Bloom Family Photography provides high-quality photography services to families. Featuring candid and customized photography, Bloom aims to capture the uniqueness and personality of its subjects. The studio is a member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA), and is also available for local and domestic travel. Daily 10am-6pm. Rm 28A, Bldg 4, Chaoyang Yuan, Qingnian Lu, Chaoyang District. (8559 1851, 155 1061 6900, www. 花开摄影机构, 朝阳区青年路朝 阳园4号楼28A室 VivaXiao Photography Studio Formerly known as Small World Photo Studio, VivaXiao is a professional photography studio based in Shunyi. Providing services both in and out of the studio, VivaXiao aims to create memorable photos that evoke emotions, capture memories, and awaken the imagination. Tue-Sun 10am-7pm. Rm 509510, 5/F, Euro Plaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Shunyi District. (80461603 (Chinese), 13691091046 (English)) 小小世界专业 摄影, 顺义区天竺镇裕翔路99号欧陆广场五层 509-510

Services Balloon King This balloon supplier provides a variety of products, including helium balloons, balloon archways, balloon bouquets, balloon pillars, and more. (136 9304 5631) BigDog’s Kids Party A professional company for kids’ party planning and organizing in Beijing, BigDog’s Kids Party provides party essentials such as party theme and game, balloon decoration, party supplies, performances and clowns. Balloons, invation cards, arts and crafts, goodie bags, and pinatas are also available in BigDog’s Party Shop. Tue-Sun 9am-6pm. 2/F 205, East Park International Apts, Tower 45, Fuangyuan Li, Fangyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District. (400 8960 608, www. 朝阳区芳园西路芳园里45号楼丽 东国际公寓2层205室(美中宜和医院旁边) China Self-Storage Co., Ltd. The name says it all; China Self-Storage provides custom-sized storage units at affordable



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prices and flexible storage terms. Customers have access to their storage unit for free 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The company is part of US and UK self-storage associations. Daily 24hrs. Jin’an Building, Tianzhu Huayuan Xijie, Shunyi District. (400 600 6378, 北京万福金安 自助仓储服务有限公司, 顺义区天竺花园西街 金安大厦 Highparty’s Kids Party Highparty’s Kids Party can provide party essentials, such as games, balloons, clowns and other performers, for your next kids’ party in Beijing. Balloons, invitations, arts and crafts, goodie bags, and pinatas are also available in the Highparty’s party shop. 18 Toufa Hutong, Xidan, Xicheng District. (6238 6392, 西城 区西单头发胡同18号 Kidsmile Children’s Party Kidsmile Children’s Party is a Beijing-based company that plans children’s parties. Services include themes, games, helium balloons, decorations, party supplies, face painting, kids’ dress-up, bubbles, magic shows, clowns, and goody bags. Bouncy castles, tables, chairs, popcorn and cotton candy machines are available for rent. (5945 8806) Koala Mini Storage Koala Ministorage is the first professional self-storage provider in Beijing. Its expat-friendly services are ideal for moving, renovating or travel; freeing up space in your home; keeping art and valuables in a safe and temperaturecontrolled environment; and storing files and equipment for companies outgrowing their offices. Currently they have one store open at Joy City Chaoyang, and are in the process of opening additional locations in Wangjing, Shuangjing and Haidian. Bldg 10, 3 Qingnian Lu Xili, Chaoyang District. (5206 2430, www. 考拉迷你仓, 朝阳区青 年路西里3号院10号楼 Manjusaka Translation Service Manjusaka Translation is run by a registered and published translator based in Beijing. The company provides translating services from Chinese to English and English to Chinese (both traditional and simplified). Areas of focus include literature and fiction, movie subtitles, children’s books, professional documents, advertisements, and websites. Fapiao and work samples are available upon request. Xingtaicang Hutong, Dongcheng District. ( 东 城区新太仓胡同 Nina Griffee Body Art and Face Painting Service Nina Griffee Body art and Face Painting Services offers a variety of services including face painting at childrens birthday parties, Face Painting Workshops, Body Painting, Halloween Fancy dress painting, Corporate Body art services, Henna and more. (152 1001 7548, 135 0177 7714, www.ninagriffee. Piñatas by Mr. Zhang Piñata-maker Mr. Zhang learned his craft at the Mexican embassy. It costs RMB 300 for piñatas of any shape, and you purchase the piñata’s contents separately and fill it on your own. Order at least two weeks in advance. (137 0103 9306)

Toys Hongqiao Market One entire floor is filled with cheap toys, from stuffed animals to Barbie sets, kites and remote controlled cars. Daily 9.30am-7pm. 46 Hongqiao Lu, Chongwen District. (6713 3354) 红桥市场, 崇 文区红桥路46号 Kidsland Offers a wide range of toys brands such as Lego, Hasbro (Monopoly, Transformers, Star wars, Playdoh, Playskool, My little pony, Little pet shop and Baby Alive), Chicco (italian baby toys), Schleich (small plastic animals) and Siku (small vehicles).

1) Daily 10am-9pm. 酒仙桥路18号颐堤港商 场3层店铺号383, Chaoyang District. (8426 0438); 2) Daily 10am-10pm. L407, South Place, The Place. 9 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6587 1481, 6448 2105 ext. 128); 3) 206, F/1, Lido Place, 6 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. (6437 6908); 4) Rm 0423. Jiamao Shopping Center, 33 Guangshun Beidajie, Chaoyang District. (8472 9412); 5) 411-412 Xindong’an Plaza, 138 Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6528 8624) www. 1) 朝阳区Shop 383, 3/F, Indigo Mall, 18 Jiuxianqiao Lu; 2) 朝阳区光华路 9号世贸天阶南街四层L407; 3) 朝阳区将台路6 号丽都商业广场一层206号店铺; 4) 朝阳区广 顺北大街33号嘉茂购物中心四层0423号店铺; 5) 东城区王府井大街138号新东安411-412 Lego Enthusiasts can buy classic sets of 30 to 1,000 pieces, while those with less imagination can purchase themed Lego sets, such as Star Wars, Harry Potter, Alpha Team and Jack Stone. 1) 10am-10pm. Rm 4100, Jinyuan Shopping Mall, 1 Yuanda Lu, Haidian District. (8886 4036); 2) B/1 Solana, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District.; 3) Daily 9am-10pm. Lufthansa Shopping Center, 52 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District.; 4) Daily 9am-9pm. NB134A, B1/F, China World Shopping Mall, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District.; 5) Daily 10am10pm. 5/F Pacific Century Place, A2 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6448 2105) 乐高, 1) 海淀区远大路一号金源购物中心4100; 2) 朝 阳区朝阳公园路6号蓝色港湾国际商区B1层; 3) 朝阳区亮马桥路52号燕莎购物中心; 4) 朝阳区 建国门外大街1号国贸商城NB134A; 5) 朝阳区工 体北路甲2号太平洋百货5楼 Tianle Toy Market The four-floor building includes 300 vendor booths that sell all kinds of cheap children toys, sports gear, art works and handicrafts, wedding supplies, stationery and office supplies. Daily 8.30am-7pm. 136 Fahuasi Jie, Chongwen District. 红桥天乐玩具 市场, 崇文区法华寺街136号 Sanshizhai Kite Store Each of the store’s kites are handmade out of bamboo, silk or paper, and painted by the owners themselves. Choose from a variety of goldfish, butterfly or eagle kites - all available in different sizes - and different types, including “hard wing” (which can fly 1,000 meters high) and “soft wing” kites (that fly up to 500 meters), as well as dragon or centipede kites, which have long bodies composed of dozens of segments connected by strands of twine.According to Liu Bin, even the smallest and simplest kites take three days to make, hence the steep prices ranging from RMB 100-800 (factory printed kites usually cost only RMB 20 each). The store guarantees quality and offer repair service. Daily 10am-8.30pm. 25A Di’anmen Xidajie, east of Lotus Lane, Xicheng District. (8404 4505, 6403 0393) 三石斋风筝店, 西城 区地安门西大街甲25号 Toys “R” Us Toys “R” Us, the world’s leading toy and baby products retailer, has opened its first stores Beijing in both CapitaMall Taiyanggong and Chaoyang Joy City. The Beijing stores will feature one of the most comprehensive collection of educational toys in the city. Daily 10am-10pm.. 1) Rm 52, B1/F, CapitaMall Taiyanggong, 12 Taiyanggong Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (8429 7072); 2) Rm 10, 5/F, Joy City Chaoyang, 101 Chaoyang Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8552 2898) 玩 具反斗城, 1) 朝阳区朝阳区太阳宫中路12号凯 德广场B1层52号; 2) 朝阳区朝阳区朝阳北路101 号朝阳大悦城5F-10

Sports Sports Beijing Sports Beijing is a nonprofit organization that provides sports and recreational activities to the children of Beijing. Modeled after North American and European community sports organizations, Sports Beijing offers around 25 sports and recreational programs, including baseball, basketball, flag football, floor ball, gymnastics, ice hockey, martial arts, rugby,

skiing, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field/athletics. Available for young athletes (ages 4-18) and their families. Mon-Fri 10am6pm. Lido Country Club 2/F, Holiday Inn Lido Hotel, 6 Jiang Tai Road, Chaoyang District. (6430 1370) 朝阳区将台路6 号丽都饭店丽都乡村俱乐部2层

Basketball Basketball World Basketball World is a program that aims to develop the skills of young basketball players within Beijing and throughout China. Sharing a facility with the International School of Beijing, BW’s training programs for ages 7 to 15 focuses on both individual and team skills. The club’s programs are offered at three different levels: ASAs (after school activities), community programs, and developmental teams. Programs are available in English. (186 0717 4318,

Bowling Cosmic Bowling Strike! Whoever said silence is golden clearly never experienced the ten-pin joys of Cosmic Bowling’s 20-lane alley. Prices vary throughout the day, but start from RMB 120/hour. Daily 6pm-2am. 3/F, Lido Hotel, 6 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. (6437 6688 ext 3801) 保龄球馆, 朝 阳区将台路6号丽都饭店三层 Jing’an Entertainment Center Bowling from RMB 5 to RMB 15 depending on the time of day. Cold outside? Make a day of it by shooting snooker or pumping up your bowling muscles in the adjacent weight room, going for a dip in the pool or sweating your worries away in the sauna (RMB 35 per activity, RMB 65 swim/pump/sweat). Minimum size of shoes provided is 34. Daily 7am-1am. 8 Beisanhuan Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8455 2288 ext 8032) 静安娱乐中心, 朝阳区北三 环东路8号 Jade Palace Hotel Bowling Center Expect higher standards than at your regular ten-pin dive, with eight immaculately maintained lanes and an army of helpful and friendly staff. Smallest shoe size is 35, though, so this is a good choice for big kids only. Daily 10am11pm. B1/F, Jade Palace Hotel, 76 Zhichun Lu, Haidian District. (6262 8888 ext 55080) 翠宫宾馆保龄球中心, 海淀区知春路76号翠宫 宾馆地下1层

Climbing Beijing Climbing Club Beijing Climbing Club runs regular weekend rock-climbing trips for aspiring climbers of all abilities to scenic locations around Beijing. They offer a safe and hassle free way for anyone based in Beijing to get out and experience this amazing sport first hand. They use qualified western/bilingual guides and operate to western safety standards. They also meet regularly during the week at climbing walls in the city, and operate a website at www. which provides information about our services, and information about the climbing scene in general, for independent climbers in Beijing. 北京攀岩俱乐部 O’le Climbing O’le Climbing is the city’s premier indoor climbing gym, as well as the meeting place and events center for the Beijing climbing community. Opened in 2008, they are one of China’s longest-running climbing centers. Whether it’s your family’s first time or not, O’le’s friendly, nationallycertified, and bilingual staff will “show you the ropes.”O’le’s top-roping and lead climbing wall is 12.5m high and features 7 roped climbing stations with numerous professionally-set routes suitable for novices and experts alike. Staff members frequently change the holids and routes, so there’s something new every time. The center also has one of the best indoor bouldering rooms in China, with 150sqm of verticals, slabs, bulges, and a 45° overhanging wall.O’le Climbing offers private

Sports lessons for children or groups and has an O’le Kids Climbing Club that meets every Saturday morning to train and have fun.O’le Climbing also hosts birthday parties, offering climbing and other activities for kids, like box climbing, slacklining, and indoor soccer.Directions: If you’re coming from Baiziwan Lu, turn south on Shimencun Lu and walk around 200m until you see a hotel on your right. There will be a toll booth with a traffic gate; walk around the gate and head down the small road behind it. After about 100m, take the first left; O’le Sports will be on the right-hand side. Mon-Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-8pm. 5 Shimencun Lu, Baiziwan Qiao Dong, Dongsihuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (182 1113 9293, www.oleclimbing. com 奥莱攀岩, 朝阳区朝阳区东四环中路百子 湾桥东石门村路5号

Cycling Bicycle Kingdom Rents a variety of bikes and helmets. Prices range from RMB 60-120 for a single day and from RMB 35-57 per day for a week or longer, and depend on the bike rented. Reservation recommended and deposits vary. Also offers guided bike tours. 34 Dong Huangchenggen Nanjie, Dongcheng District. (133 8140 0738, Kingdom@m165. com), www. 自行车王国, 东城区东皇城 根南街34号 Cycle China Cycle China is a Beijing based tour group providing organized cycling tours and hiking trips to the Great Wall. Bike hire available from RMB 60 a day. People can also get helpful information about accommodation, sights, bike hire or booking tours through their Tourist Information Centre & Cycle China Booking office. Opposite the East Gate of Jingshan Park, Dongcheng District. (6402 5653, 139 1188 6524) www. 东城区景山公园东门对面

Dance Ballet Pro Dance Studio Taking place every Wednesday at Qijiayuan Diplomatic Residence Compound, Ballet Pro’s classes combine wellknown ballet syllabi from around the world. These include Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), Russian Vaganova Ballet Academy, and Dance Academy of China. The goal is to provide fun, stimulating, and friendly ballet classes as education dance residency programs around Beijing. Teachers come from RAD, National Ballet of China, and Dance Academy of China. The programs are suited to ages 4.5 to 18 years and cost RMB 2,880 for one year (24 classes). 1) Qijiayuan Diplomatic Residence Compound Clubhouse, Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (; 2) Lido Place Clubhouse, 6 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. (; 3) Rm 301, Unit 2, Bldg 6, Zone 1, Qijiayuan Diplomatic Residence Compound, Tiantongyuan, Changping District. ( 1) 朝阳区朝阳区建国门 外大街齐家园外交公寓会所; 2) 朝阳区丽都乡 村俱乐部 将台路6号; 3) 昌平区昌平区天通苑1 区6号楼2单元301室 Children’s Academy of Artistic Dance (CAAD) CAAD is committed to nurturing and expanding dance education and creativity for children aged 3-12 and offers carefullycrafted professional courses by specialty which included ballet, Chinese folk dance, Latin dance and musical theater.Parent-child classes and beginner’s dance classes for pre-school children aged 3-4 emphasizes the development of a child’s natural sense of dance and aims to inspire their inherent dance potential in a creative and fun way. CAAD is the only dance education institution in China with a 1,200sqm studio including 6 professional dance rooms, multimedia teaching system, dedicated rest areas for parents, a music and film appreciation zone, locker rooms, water bar, entertainment area for children and comprehensive supporting facilities. Upon enrolment, each student

is provided with FREE specially tailored dance apparel for their specific courses including stretch, velvet stockings/leggings, a CAAD dance bag, soft sole shoes, dance props etc Mon-Fri 9am-6pm. Office Bldg 1, 10/F, Greenlake Place, Chaoyang District. (59282170, www. 似翼儿童舞蹈, 朝阳区观湖 国际公寓1号办公楼10层 DanZ Centre Offering a range of classes in English for kids and teenagers, in styles such as ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop and Latin. RMB 100 for a lesson. 22 classes plus RMB 100 as the admin charge for a semester. The school has both Shunyi and downtown campuses. 1) 7 Sanlitun Beixiaojie, Chaoyang District.; 2) 2/F, Children’s Clubhouse, Yosemite Villas, 4 Yuyang Lu (West Gate of ISB), Chaoyang District. (8041 7745/7746) www.danzcentre. com 丹安丝舞蹈培训中心, 1) 朝阳区三里屯北 小街7号; 2) 朝阳区榆阳路4号优山美地别墅儿 童俱乐部2层 Ding’s RAD Ballet Studio Founded by Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) instructor, JinCheng Ding in 1997, Ding’s RAD Ballet Studio follows the original RAD Graded syllabus while still giving students the freedom to develop their individual style. This studio is one of the few places in Beijing where students can learn the original RAD syllabus, take the RAD graded examinations and awarded the RAD Certificate from the RAD headquarters UK. Classes available from age 4 to adult and range from beginner to advanced. Instruction in Chinese and English. 2A, Tiyuguan Lu, Dongcheng District, Dongcheng District. (151 1020 0236, 东城区东城区体育 馆路甲2号 On Pointe Dance Studio On Pointe Dance Studio is an innovative dance school catering mainly to expat children. The school offers a full and varied teaching program that covers ballet, jazz, and tap. The ballet syllabus follows the Royal Academy of Dance syllabi and holds accredited RAD examinations annually. The jazz and tap work that is taught is non-syllabus, focusing on an array of styles from commercial to Broadway. The school focuses on excellence in teaching while encouraging students to achieve their full potential. All instructors are fully-trained and experienced within their own fields. Classes are held at the British School of Beijing’s Shunyi campus from Monday to Saturday and at East Lake Villas on Sundays. 1) East Lake Villas, 35 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Dongcheng District. (; 2) British School of Beijing (Shunyi Campus), 9 Anhua Jie, Shunyi District. (onpointebeijing@ 1) 东城 区东城区东直门外大街35号东湖别墅; 2) 顺义 区顺义区安华街9号南院北京英国学校 Sunshine Dance Studios One of the Europe’s largest dance studios, Sunshine Dance Studios offers dance classes led by US and European professionals who have danced for stars like Justin Bieber, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, and more. The school offers street dance courses for beginners to advanced dancers aged 3-12 and will eventually be based near Chaoyang Park. For now, the temporary location is Raydance Studio at Room 5-120 in Sanlitun SOHO. (mail@ The Conservatory of International Style and Cultural Arts (CISCA) The benefits of learning ballet at an early age aims to nurture young children’s instinctive joy of movement with music and freedom of expression to increase self control and co-ordination, discipline, confidence and self esteem. Programs tailored to people who want to develop a hobby as well as who want to prepare for future programs as a professional dancer. 1) Quan Fa Garden Club House, 2 Xiangjiang Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8470 5657, 139 1103 2760); 2) 208, Lido Country Club, Lido Place, 6 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. (6438 1677, 137 1643 3908) 1) 朝阳 区香江北路2号泉发花园会所; 2) 朝阳区将台路 6号丽都广场丽都乡村俱乐部C208室

Diving Freediving China Freediving China teaches and promotes freediving, a form of underwater diving that does not involve the use of scuba gear or other external breathing devices, but rather relies on a diver’s ability to hold his or her breath until resurfacing. The school teaches in several locations across Beijing, but focuses mostly on the Xizhimen area. Freediving China is located in Beijing, but also organizes trips inside and outside China. Courses are held Sat-Sun 9am-5pm. Private classes can be arranged. (info@ www.freedivingchina. com 中国自由潜水

Fencing Beijing Sports University If you are just beginning to learn the art of the sword, BSU is the best place to pick up your first weapon. Fencing is taught to students and community members as young as 12. Classes are taught in Chinese only and are RMB 100/ hr. Beijing Sports University, Zhongguancun Beidajie, Haidian District. (Contact Mr. Tao Jinhan: 6298 9568) 北京体育大学, 海淀区中 关村北大街 Fenxing Fencing Club The Fenxing Fencing Club uses the Olympic Stadium inside the Asian Games Complex for regular club meetings. Tue-Sun 9am - 9pm. Bldg. 2050, Gahood Villa 5 Yunyang Rd., Xibaixinzhuang, Shunyi District. ( 北京奋星击剑俱乐部, 顺义 区西白辛庄榆阳路5号嘉浩别墅2050

Football (Soccer) ClubFootball ClubFootball runs football coaching programs at 20+ locations across Beijing for boys and girls aged 4 to 14. Held after school, on weekends and during holidays, courses range from fun skill development courses to competitive league teams and are taught by ClubFootball’s experienced FA-qualified soccer coaching staff. 9am-6pm. Unit A316, Door 3, Zone A1, Zhaowei Huadeng Plaza, Zhaowei Building #51, 14 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District. (5130 6893/4/5/6,, activities@ cn, 万国群星足球俱 乐部, 朝阳区万国群星办公室位于朝阳区酒仙桥 路14号兆维华灯大厦A1区3门A316,工作时间为 上午9点至下午6点。联系方式为 Jia You Football Club Jia You Football clubs offers children the opportunity to take their first steps into football. Players Jia You F.C. come from around the world and are led by FA-qualified coach Gary Saunders and his coaching team, whose have over 15 years of football experience in China. From Saturday morning toddler sessions to Sunday Youth League matches, Jia You aims to have something for every age group. Training sessions take place both during the week and on weekends at Dulwich College Beijing’s campuses. The club also hosts football camps in Beijing over school holidays. Dulwich College Beijing (Legend Garden Campus), 89 Capital Airport Road, Shunyi District. (6454 9019/9127, gary.saunders@ page.cfm?p=442 顺义区机场高速路89号北京德 威英国国际学校(丽京花园校园)

Go-Karting U-Speed Go-Karting Open year round, this giant indoor karting center offers much more than a choice between four-stroke, 160cc and 200cc go-karts. The center also offers VIP rooms, a games room – with pool, table football and arcades – and a bar/restaurant. Ideal for conferences, team building and celebrations. Mon-Fri 1pm-1am, Sat-Sun 11am-1am. 1 Siyuan Qiao, Jingshun Lu (near Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast), Chaoyang District. (English: 186 1015 8386, Chinese: 6473 2548/6148,


cn) 优速卡丁车馆, 朝阳区 四元桥1号(近北京海航大厦万豪酒店 )

Golf Anselmo Golf Academy Based at Direct Link Golf, Anselmo Golf Academy offers PGA professional coaching programs, clinics, and individual lessons for ages 5 and up. The academy combines years of experience, advanced analysis software, superior equipment, and theory study. Junior golf programs foster social skills, values, life skills, and physical fitness. Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) is one child-centered approach through which kids can learn about golf and develop skills within a game context. Daily 9am-6pm. Direct Link Golf, 89 Capital Airport Expressway, Shunyi District. (Jasmine Wilson: 136 9150 5009,, www.anselmogolfacademy. com 阿索默高尔夫学院, 顺义区首都机场路89 号北京德霖高尔夫旗舰店 Beijing Ladies Golf Beijing Ladies Golf is comprised of enthusiastic ladies of different nationalities who share a passion for golf. They also organize fun events such as games, luncheons, dinners, golf clinics and workshops. All lady golf enthusiasts are welcome to play every Thursday at courses around Beijing. Join for awards, prizes and (of course) lots of fun. Email beijingladiesgolf@ or visit for more information. (beijingladiesgolf@ SGA Junior Golf Coaching Offers one-onone golf coaching for children ages 5 and up, from SGA-qualified, Australian PGA-certified golf coaches. Lessons can be designed for children at beginner or intermediate levels. Instruction covers everything from the full grip and swing technique to golf etiquette and handicap calculation. Clubs are provided for the duration of a purchased package. RMB 7,500 (10 lessons), RMB 13,000 (20 lessons) (does not include ball and green fees). Coaching center is located at Chaoyang Kosaido Golf Club, Shangsilu Cun, Tuanjiehu Xiaoqu, Chaoyang District. (6507 7389, 400 650 5169) 朝阳广济堂高 尔夫俱乐部, 朝阳区团结湖小区上四路村

Hiking Beijing Hikers Hikes of varying difficulty in villages near Beijing. Open to everyone. Call for info on hikes and what to bring. Prices vary for overnight hikes; weekend hikes are RMB 250/300 (adult), half price for children under 12, including round trip transport, snacks and drinks after the hike, detailed map of the hike and professional guidance. Advance reservations necessary. RMB 200/yr membership gets a 10% discount on regular hikes. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm. Rm 601, Bldg 2, Xinhualian Ligang, 26 Jiuxianqiao Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (6432 2786, info@ 朝 阳区酒仙桥中路26号新华联丽港2号楼601室 Beijing Outdoor Adventure Club The Beijing Outdoor Adventure Club is a group of enthusiastic explorers of all ages and fitness levels who want to experience something new and amazing every time they head out of town! Sponsored by Cycle China, the Beijing Outdoor Adventure Club organizes regular free, split-cost, and paid bicycle tours, hiking excursions and outdoor adventures mostly in and around Beijing, but sometimes throughout China. Members are encouraged to organize their own trips, and can contact Cycle China to help arrange at-cost transportation if need be. Beijing-Outdoor-Adventure-Club China Travellers China Travellers offers a variety of walking, hiking, trekking, and camping tours on the Great Wall. Participants step off the beaten path to witness the remote, historic and unspoiled Great Wall. The group also offers historical and ecological trips to all corners of rural Beijing. Explore the pristine beauty of high mountains,

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ancient temples, and rural villages. Hikes are non-invasive and non-exploitative, preserving these natural sites for generations to come. Other events include cultural activities like hutong explorations, Chinese cuisine, Chinese philosophy, Tao-Te Ching, Chinese tea culture, and more ( Dandelion Hiking (13124788581, buqunzi@ 蒲公英远足 Great Wall Hikers Great Wall Hikers is a licensed travel agency that provides catered adventure tours to the best sections of the Great Wall. Their Great Wall tours include half-day and full-day hiking tours, as well as trekking with overnight stays and camping on the Great Wall. Biking tours are also available. Mon-Sun 9am-8pm. (139 1188 6524,

Horse Riding Equuleus International Riding Club This accredited horse riding club, which is the only British Horse Society Approved Riding Center and Livery Yard in mainland China, houses 117 horses, 13 bilingual trainers with CHS (based on BHS) horse instructor’s certificate. Different riding packages available (insurance included). Tue-Sun 7am-noon, 2-6pm. 91 Shunbai Lu, Sunhe Town (north of and parallel to Xiang Jiang Beilu), Chaoyang District. (Chi 8459 0236, Eng 6432 4947, www. 天星调良国际马术俱乐部, 朝阳 区孙河镇顺白路91号香江北路北 Sheerwood Beijing Equestrian Country Club Over 60 horses with English trainers available. Lessons available for all ages. Single tryout sessions start at RMB 400, RMB 2600/10 lessons or 4800/20 lessons for riders under 17; RMB 3100/10 lessons or RMB 5200/20 lessons for adults. Annual membership with unlimited riding sessions also available. Call ahead of time for directions. English spoken. Summer: Tue-Sun 7am-11am, 2pm-6pm; Winter: Tue-Sun 8am5pm. West coast of Wenyu River, Chaoyang District. (8433 2217) 西坞北京马术俱乐部, 朝 阳区温榆河西岸

Ice Skating All Star Champion Skating Club Lace up your skates and do a Kim Yu-Na of South Korea (Kim’s the current world champion in ladies figure skating, couch potatoes). - All Star Ice Rink was founded by Wang Rui, figure skating gold medalist in the 1999 Asian Winter Games, and Li Ning, the legendary gymnast who lit the torch during the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony. Located on the first floor of Solana mall, the ice rink covers 800 square meters and uses equipment that meets international standards, creating a rink fit for both entertainment and professional competition. For adolescents new to the sport, All-Star offers classes. Especially precocious athletes can request coaches from the Chinese national skating team. Private lessons (Chinese only) are priced at RMB 135-200/40min. RMB 30 (Before 6 pm), 40 (After 6pm), 50 (Holidays & Weekends) for admission. Daily 10am-10pm. 1/F, Solana Lifestyle Shopping Park, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu., Chaoyang District. (5905 6328) 全明星滑冰俱乐部, 朝阳区朝阳公园路6 号蓝色港湾国际商区首层 Hosa Skating Center This well organized center hosts international hockey competitions on top of providing a great venue for figure skating. Various training classes on offer and the friendly, professional coaches are available at all times to provide assistance. RMB 40/person Daily 2-5pm. Nearby Civil Aviation Hospital, Yaojiayuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (8578 2590, 浩沙冰上 运动中心, 朝阳区姚家园路民航医院边上



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Le Cool Chills and spills for skaters and shoppers at this small indoor rink in the World Trade Center. Be warned that the rink can get seriously crowded with ice princesses on holidays and weekend afternoons. Weekdays: RMB 30 for 90 min (10am-6pm), RMB 40 for 90 min (6-10pm). Weekends: RMB 50 for 90 min. Skate rental included. Daily 10am-10pm. B2/F, China World Shopping Mall, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 5776, lecool@cwtc. com) 国贸溜冰场, 朝 阳区建国门外大街1号国贸地下2层

Martial Arts Black Tiger Fight Club Founded in 2006, Black Tiger Fight Club is the only complete MMA training center that caters primarily to expats and Beijing’s international community. The center’s coaching team consists of world champions, UFC veteran coaches and fighters, and certified conditioning coaches. Facilities include fitness training equipment, martial arts and boxing gear, showers, steam room, and lockers (Xiaoyun Lu location), and an equipment shop. With two locations in Beijing, Black Tiger Fighting Club Beijing offers martial arts and fitness classes for women, kids, teens, and adults, including Muay Thai kickboxing, Brazilian jiujitsu, wrestling, boxing, and weekend self-defense workshops. 1) 2/F, 5 Laiguanying Donglu (across from WAB, west of Lane Bridge Villa), Chaoyang District. (info@blacktigerclub. com); 2) 1/F, Park Apartments, 17 Chaoyang Gongyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District. (139 1071 2576, 1) 朝阳区莱 广营东路5号2层(京西学校对面,长岛澜桥西 侧); 2) 朝阳区朝阳公园西路17号天安家园1层 Boxing Fusion Boxing Fusion is a group fitness training system. The first of its kind in Beijing, it blends HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training), Muay Thai, boxing, CrossFit, Kettlebell-inspired concepts, and body weight drill progressions. Programs include boot camps designed for office workers, women, kids, and teens. All boot camps cost RMB 1,000, run for one month and include three sessions per week, full dietary advice, and professional guidance. Rm 233, Block B, Chaowai SOHO, 6 Chaoyangmen Waidajie, Chaoyang District. (136 5126 1826, 朝阳 区朝阳门外大街6号朝外SOHO B座233室 China Baby Kung Fu Hall China Baby Kung Fu Hall combines traditional Chinese culture and martial arts. As the designated teaching base of the Chinese Wushu Association, the school has more than 100,000 students training in kung fu, sanda, taichi, and self-defence. There are group classes (maximum of eight students), one-toone classes, and family packages available. Rm S108B, Guangcai International Mall, 18 Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District. (186 0098 8666 Registration, 6551 3108 or 6553 7689 Hotline, www. 中华宝贝功夫会馆, 朝 阳区朝阳区工体西路18号光彩国际底商S108B Jinghua Wushu Association Traditional, combat-style Chinese wushu for kids ages 5 and up, taught in English by teachers from Shaolin. The youngest aspiring masters start off with moves based on different animals; older, more experienced learners study traditional Shaolin forms. Beijing Riviera: Mon 4.30-5.30pm (ages 4-7), Wed 5-6 pm (ages 4-7). Kempinski Pulse Club: Thu 5-6.30pm (ages 7-9), Sat 3-4.30pm (ages 7-9), Sat 4.30-6pm (ages 7-9), Sun 4-5.30pm (ages 4-6). Adult classes and private lessons also available. RMB 700/ten classes. F1, Pulse Health Club, Kempinski Hotel Apartment, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu., Chaoyang District. (135 2228 3751 (English/French), 131 4107 2677 (English/Chinese), jinghuawushu@yahoo. 朝阳区亮 马桥路50号凯宾斯基饭店公寓地下1层都市脉 搏俱乐部 Krav Maga® Real World Self Defense by KMG Learn self-protection with effective

hand-to-hand combat techniques and get into shape at the same time with Krav Maga®, the official hand-to-hand combat system of the Israeli Defense Forces. Designed to benefit the average person, the Krav Maga® system is not about sheer strength or power, but a combination of physical skill with mental self-defense determination. Krav Maga® is more accessible to people any shape, size or gender than other martial art form. Visit the website for more info and class schedules. Mon-Thu 7-9pm. Tera Wellness: 15 Dongfang Donglu, Chaoyang District. (186 1053 4434 or 150 1024 6131) www. 朝阳区一兆韦德健身: 东方东路15号 Xie’s Martial Arts Academy (XMA) Xie’s Martial Arts Academy (XMA) was founded in 2005 by Master Xie, a 32nd generation disciple of the Shaolin Temple with a Masters of Education from Beijing Sport University. Xie’s Shaolin Kung Fu Style is a unique mixed martial arts system that combines traditional Shaolin Kung Fu, Karate and Western martial art styles. XMA’s wide range of self-defense styles creates a well-rounded, disciplined martial art. Age: 3 and above. Classes are offered after school and on weekends. Private classes are available. Venue: Beijing City International School, Western Academy of Beijing, The British School of Beijing (Sanlitun) and International School of Beijing. (131 4676 0944,

Sailing Beijing Aofan Sailing Club Located in Beijing Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park, this exclusive sailing club in Beijing offers two-day and five-day training courses throughout the season with a wide range of sailing boats for both kids and for adults. Regular events are held for members (for free) and visitors. Discounted packages including courses and membership are available. Interested parties can attend one of their bi-monthly open sessions before signing up. Inside Beijing Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park, Shunyi District. (5949 4599) 北京奥帆帆船 俱乐部, 顺义区白马路19号奥林匹克水上公园内 Beijing Sailing Center Located 90mins from Beijing by train, the Beijing Sailing Club provides a range of dinghy sailing boats to suit all abilities and age groups, from Optimists for kids fun, Topper Topaz for adult learners through to the Topper Omega for spinnaker and trapezing experience. Qualified English and Chinese instructors offer weekend courses for those wanting to gain experience (RMB 1,900) and the 1 hour Sailing Experience (RMB 240) is a gentle introduction to dinghy sailing and features of each sailing boat. Open May-Oct. 22 Wenti Road, Haigang District, Qinhuangdao. (0335 856 0916, 秦皇岛市海港区文体 路22号 Fangze Xuan West Room,South Gate Ditan Park,Dongcheng District, Dongcheng District. (6424 8713, sailing@beijingsailing. com)

Scuba Diving SinoScuba Offers safe, family scuba diving services! Kids aged 10 and up Underwater activities, including swimming with dolphins and full certification courses for ages 10 and up. Classes available in Chinese and English. (186 1113 3629,

Swimming Dragon Fire Swim Team Nearly 130 international students receive training in competitive swimming under the tutelage of founder and head coach Kevin Hua. Instruction is offered for kids ages 4-18 at the beginning (able to swim 10m), intermediate and advanced levels. The team has competed in races in Singapore and Hong Kong, and also competes with local Chinese teams.

RMB 60-90 per lesson, RMB 1,200-4,500 per season (depends on the level, number of times a week, etc), plus RMB 300 registration fee. Training is offered at various times and locations, seven days a week.To register, contact Coach Hua. (136 0106 4534, www. Splash Recreation Club Boasts a large outdoor/indoor pool, a sand volleyball court, a playground, a gym, pingpong tables, a poolside bar and restaurant. The hotel also has squash and tennis courts as well as a sauna. Mon-Fri: RMB 80, RMB 40 (children); Sat-Sun: RMB 140, RMB 70 (children). Free for children under 1m. Daily 6am-10pm. Sino-Swiss Hotel, 9 Xiao Tianzhu Nanlu, Shunyi District. (6456 5588 ext 1217) 浪花俱 乐部, 顺义区小天竺南路9号国都大饭店

Tennis 6th Sense Tennis Academy International tennis camp franchise offers lessons for adults and kids in a facility that includes the Potters-Wheel center, a swimming pool, fitness room, numerous courts and more. 1 Langxinzhuang Lu, Chaoyang District. (8538 1073/3875, http:// 朝阳区郎辛庄路1号 Hot Shot Tennis Tennis lessons and camps for youth and adults at locations throughout Beijing. Classes taught in English by foreign coaches. All skill levels welcome. Chaoyang Gongyuan Tennis Center (Chaoyang Park South Gate) No. 1, Chaoyang Gongyuan South Road, Chaoyang District. (136 8318 9305, www. 朝阳区亮马桥路40号, 中日青年交流中心 Rainbow Tennis Garden Asaki Tennis Club, Chaoyang Sports Center West Gate, 77 Yaojiayuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5615 7912, 182 0115 6121 (Mr. Li), 朝阳区朝 阳区姚家园路77号朝阳体育中心内阿塞奇网球馆

Yoga Fine Yoga 1) Mon-Fri 7am-8.30pm, SunSat 8am-6pm. 16/F, Tower 2, Blue Castle International Center, 3 Xi Dawang Lu, Chaoyang District. (8599 9566, 139 1120 9563); 2) 2/F, East Tower, Van Palace Apartment, 1 Jinghua Nanjie, Chaoyang District. (139 1120 9563) 梵音瑜珈, 1) 朝阳区西大 望路蓝堡国际中心会所2号楼16层; 2) 朝阳区景 华南街1号旺座中心东塔2层 Incy Wincy Yoga Children learn to walk like a dog, buzz like a bee, and moo like a barnyard cow while developing their motor skills and building their self-confidence. Founded in 2006 by a mother and experienced yoga instructor Angelina Liu, Incy Wincy Yoga is a yoga company dedicated to Children’s and Baby yoga. Classes are 45-minute for muscular and bone development, balance and coordination, focus and concentration as well as fun. The programs are suitable for children 3-12 years old, babies, and teens. All classes are taught in English with over 15 centers around Beijing. Rm 1909, Bldg A, U-Space Building, 8 Guangqumenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5861 3809, info@incywincyyoga. com) 朝阳区广渠门 外大街8号优士阁A座,1909室 Yoga Yard Yard Vinyasa (flow) yoga classes offered daily, mornings and evenings, at various levels. offers pre- and postnatal yoga, introduction to yoga, restorative yoga, and other workshops. Yoga books, mats and wellness products also available. Kids yoga for ages 4 and above. RMB 400 for a four-week session. Mon-Thu 7.15am-9.30pm, Fri-Sun 7.15am-8pm. Fri-Sun 7.15am-8pm. 6/F, 17 Gongti Beilu (across from the north gate of Workers’ Stadium), Chaoyang District. (6413 0774, www. 瑜珈苑, 朝阳区工体北路17号6 层工人体育场北门对面

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The Circuit The Circuit is a chance to sneak a peek at what’s happening on the family and school scene. Want to see your event on these pages? Send an email with the date of your past event and a brief description to by May 13. Keystone Leadership Team Meets with Over 400 Parents On March 13-14, more than 400 parents attended Keystone Academy’s “Meet the Keystone Leadership Team” event. Founding President Dr. Edward Shanahan, Head of School Malcolm McKenzie, Principal of the Elementary School Mary Jew, Principal of the Middle School Michael Yi, and Dean of Admissions Rachael Beare shared their hopes for the school, explained the admission process, and spoke about the advantages of a Keystone education.

BWYA Performs Romeo and Juliet On March 29, Grade 10 students from Beijing World Youth Academy’s Music and Drama program performed a rocked-out rendition of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet at the Rosedale Hotel.

photos: courtesy of keystone and bwya



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The Circuit BSB Hosts FOBISSEA Primary Performing Arts Carnival From March 14-17, The British School of Beijing’s Shunyi Campus hosted the 2013 FOBISSEA Primary Performing Arts Carnival. Year 5 and 6 students from schools across Asia participated in the event, with performances, field trips, and workshops ranging from Bollywood dancing to Chinese calligraphy.

photos: courtesy of bsb and children’s house

Yoga Master Visits The Children’s House On March 16, Kundalini yoga master Gurubachan Singh and his entourage led students (ages 3-6) from The Children’s House International Montessori Kindergarten in a morning yoga session.

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The Circuit Etonkids Teams Up with WWF for Environmental Art Event On March 23, the Etonkids Educational Group and World Wildlife Federation (WWF) co-hosted an art event in which 15 students from Etonkids’ Palm Springs Campus drew their vision for the environment and the preservation of endangered animals. There were also games and a Q&A session.

Health Talk at Beijing United Family Hospital and Clinics In April, Beijing United Family Hospital and Clinics held a talk, during which Dr. Cui of the pediatric department, Dr. Zhang of the rehabilitation department and Dr. Zhang of the psychiatric department shared their knowledge on health.

photos: courtesy of bju and etonkids



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YCIS Holds Seeds of Hope Concert On March 27, Yew Chung held its annual Seeds of Hope concert in Hong Kong.

photos: courtesy of ycis beijing and ywitec

YWITEC Holds Parents’ Workshop On March 29, Yew Wah Infant and Toddler Education Centre invited K4 parents to join a maths, reading and writing workshop to understand how students learn through games.

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The Circuit Sports Week at Side by Side From March 25-29, Side by Side held a Sports Week in which students Max, Eric, and Dominic participated in bowling, swimming, and egg and spoon races with staff members Anita, Philipp, and Mali.

HoK Hosts Open Day On April 14, House of Knowledge International Kindergarten held a Springtime Festival and Open Day at its Quanfa campus with school tours, a mini-football tournament, face painting, and more.

photos: courtesy of side by side and hok



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That’s Mandarin Hosts New York Students On March 18, 16 boarding school students (ages 14-17) from New York joined That’s Mandarin for a week of Chinese classes, cultural activities, and excursions. They practiced their Mandarin through activities like bartering, calligraphy, mahjong, paper-cutting, opera mask painting, and knot making.

photos: courtesy of that’s mandarin and wab

WAB Hosts Authors and Illustrators From March 18-22, The Western Academy of Beijing welcomed visiting authors and illustrators Tom Birdseye, Anne Spudvilas, Ann James, and Gillian Cross to encourage creativity in WAB students.

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The Circuit BISS Students Skype with Rocket Scientist On March 20, Grade 3 students at Beijing BISS International School spoke with Dr. Han of the Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) through Skype. Dr. Han is a rocket engineer who was directly involved in the launch of Naro-1, South Korea’s first carrier rocket.

Easter at 3e On March 29, 3e International School’s Parent Council hosted a morning of Easter-themed activities for their families.

photos: courtesy of biss and 3e



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Daystar Students Paint for the Environment On April 10, Daystar Academy students from Ms. Lun Nan’s art class painted aquatic life in anticipation of Earth Day.

photos: courtesy of daystar and cisb

CISB Students Take Part in Model United Nations From March 21-24, five students from the Canadian International School of Beijing served as delegates to the Model United Nations (MUN) conference hosted by Harvard University in Beijing. They represented the Republic of Ecuador by researching, debating, and drafting resolutions on several topics, with Rokas Brazinskas winning an Honorable Mention for his work.

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The Circuit GlobalCare Gives Free Checkups to Migrant Students On April 8, GlobalCare Hospital worked with The Migrant Children Foundation to provide medical checkups for nearly 100 migrant children.

ISB Raises Money for Smile Week In March, middle school students from The International School of Beijing organized the annual Smile Week, which raised nearly RMB 70,000 for cleft palate operations for childen from Ping An Medical Foster Home. Fundraising continues this month with the Miles for Smiles fun run and Smile Week dunking tank at the ISB Spring Fair on May 11.

photos: courtesy of globalcare and isb



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Rego Celebrates Easter On March 31, Beijing Rego British School hosted an Easter Eggstravaganza with arts and crafts, games, a visit from the Easter Bunny, and a 4,000-egg Easter egg hunt around the campus.

photos: courtesy of rego and dcb

DCB Participates in U13 FOBISSEA Games In March, Dulwich College Beijing visited Brunei to take part in the FOBISSEA Games hosted by Jerudong International School. The event consisted of four sports over three days (athletics, swimming, football, and basketball) and involved seven schools from around Southeast Asia.

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Family Favorites

The Io Family Daphne Onglo and Franco Io are from Malaysia and the US, respectively. They live in Beijing with their 4-year-old daughter, Sara Abigail Ziqi Io and their niece, Connie Chai (age 16), who currently attends the British School of Beijing to gain exposure to an international environment. Io works in hospitality, while Onglo is a housewife. The family initially lived in Beijing from 2007 to 2009, then returned in 2011. Sijia Chen

Favorite Family Restaurant Lime Cafe at Central Park

Date Night Morton’s Steakhouse for their great martinis New Discoveries We recently discovered Wild Honey at Fortune Mall. It’s a cute little cafe with pancakes and good breakfast selections.

Rainy Day Activities We go out and jump into puddles! If it’s raining heavily, we stay home and do arts and crafts together or play board games like Zingo, Bingo, children’s Monopoly, and Chutes and Ladders.

Favorite Neighborhood Central Park, because it’s big enough for the girls to play in without worrying about passing vehicles. It has everything: cafes, bakeries, grocery stores, restaurants, banks, and more.

Weekend Activities Both girls take private dance lessons in Wangjing; Sara does ballet while Connie does Korean pop. We also do things as a family, like walking in Chaoyang Park, cycling, and rollerblading.

Favorite Snack Frozen yogurt from Symphony Bakery in Central Park. They have Japanese soft ice cream year-round!

Favorite Places to Shop Hongqiao Market for knick knacks and stationary; H&M, Zara, and Uniqlo for clothes.

Best Place for a Special Occasion Fat Duck at Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel for the best Peking duck and Cantonese food in town.

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