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BRING ON BABY An essential guide for moms-to-be in Beijing

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Dining

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The Nine-Month Countdown

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Birthing Baby The Perfect Ayi

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Food for Thought A hearty soup for fall

Hiring a helping hand

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Top 5 Places to … Eat pumpkin treats

Choosing a hospital

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Dining Out Wild Honey Cofee & Tea Boutique

What to expect when you’re pregnant

A Second Joy Welcoming a second baby

Living 19

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Where to Find It Halloween gear

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Playing Walk on Beijing’s wild side

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Noticeboard

What’s Fun In: Fragrant Hills Park and Beijing Botanical Garden Outside: Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts Shaping boys into leaders

Updates, recommendations and interesting finds

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Family Travels Traipse through Thailand’s islands

Health 22

Ms. Nutrition A baby’s health begins with yours

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The Doc is In Battling obesity in children

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Ride a camel in Qinghai province

Day Tripper Beidaihe’s sea and sand beckon


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Essentials

Learning 40

When I Grow Up I want to be an architect

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Blank Canvas Artwork from Muffy’s Education

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Debate Club Does the world need saving?

Parenting 46 47

Editor’s Note

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October Calendar

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Top 10 Things to do in October

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October Events

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New Arrivals Say hello to Beijing’s smallest

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Beijing Baba Alternate Routes

Maps Chaoyang-Lido Sanlitun Shunyi Beijing subway

The Circuit Happenings in the Beijing family scene

Correcting a father’s foresight A shiny new Chinese phrase

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Family Favorites The Chong-Lewis Family

Directories 62 67 68 69 70 72 80 83

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


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Age-by-Age Index Babies Dress up for the beijingkids Halloween party ....................... 12 Beijing’s newest faces ........................................................ 18 Getting the right nutrition ................................................. 22 Brush up on pregnancy lingo .............................................. 46 Counting down.................................................................. 48 Take stock of birthing costs ................................................ 52 Getting ready for a second baby ......................................... 59

Toddlers Play at the Magic Bean House ............................................ 12 Paint some pottery ............................................................ 12 Decorate a pumpkin ......................................................... 12 Listen to stories ................................................................ 14 Have some pumpkin treats ................................................ 25 Smell the flowers .............................................................. 28 Eat seafood in Beidaihe ..................................................... 38

Elementary School Kids Ride a horse ..................................................................... 12 Join fall festivities ............................................................. 12 Be a leader with Boy Scouts ............................................... 32 Go hiking .......................................................................... 28 Splash around in Thailand .................................................. 34 Meet an architect .............................................................. 40 Check out a Beijing family’s favorites .................................. 96

Middle and High School Kids Visit the Drum and Bell Tower ............................................ 12 Cycle around Beijing .......................................................... 12 Take a hike in Fragrant Hills Park ........................................ 20 Sip afternoon tea .............................................................. 24 Make your own harvest soup.............................................. 26 Ride a camel in Qinghai ..................................................... 34 Debate green issues .......................................................... 44


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An essential guide for moms-to-be in Beijing

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Editor's Note

My Big Brother

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hen my mother was pregnant for the first time, her son was born seven weeks early at a mere 2 pounds, 14 ounces. He had to be kept in an incubator until his lungs were developed, so my parents called twice a day (my dad in the morning, my mom at night), every day – until the hospital asked them to consolidate it into one call. All that worrying was for naught. In the end, Derek was a healthy baby who grew into a healthy adult. As my mom puts it, “We put him in the coldest room [a room that remains ten degrees colder than the rest of the house] and he survived!” Thirteen years after her first child was born, my mom was pregnant again. When she approached her first and only son about it, she was met with a teenager’s silence. In time, he warmed up to the idea, expressing interest in having a baby brother and giving my mom a CD: Jane Fonda’s Workout Record for Pregnancy, Birth and Recovery. Nine months later, in the middle of the night, my mom’s water broke. She shook my dad awake. Not wanting the baby to be born in a car parked in morning traffic, she instinctively told him, “We’ve got to get across the George Washington Bridge before rush hour.” A few hours later, at 10 o’clock in the morning, I was born: a healthy baby girl at 6 pounds, 12 ounces. Regardless of what he initially hoped for, Derek’s apprehension dissipated once I was born. He immediately took to his role as big brother. On my first day home, my mom asked if her son could be let out of school early. That day, Derek greeted me with a “Welcome Home, Kara!” banner he crafted. Clearly, I was a welcome bundle of joy. Despite being far apart in age and having seemingly separate childhoods, we have never fought, he never stops short to please me, and we still share good laughs (a laugh I’ve been told is the same laugh). Throughout high school, he would rush home to play with his little sister. From the age of 2, I was the star of all his home videos. There are tapes upon tapes of my childhood (94 tapes to be exact), including an Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark “If You Leave” music video, where I am banging on the drums while two cousins are singing and playing air guitar. When he moved away to Michigan for college, I eagerly awaited his return over the holidays, so we could play my all-time favorite game of Hide-n-Seek. There are tapes of that, too. Then, in the summer months, I would chase Derek down the driveway, running as fast as I could to board the bus that took him to Blue Rill Day Camp. When I was old enough to attend summer camp at age 4, I discovered that his reputation preceded me. Everyone I met knew him and hence, referred to me as Derek’s Little Sister. It seemed like a rite of passage and I enjoyed a mini-celebrity status all summer. But the biggest bonus was, and is, being the little sister to a thoughtful, generous, good-natured brother.

The editor (3) and her big brother (16) in Boston for Thanksgiving

This month, in the spirit of big siblings, read about how to prepare your first child for their new sibling (p59). Whether you’re welcoming your first, second, or third child (or beyond), we’ve also compiled helpful tips on pregancy, including a selection of Beijing’s top hospitals for giving birth (p52), a handy countdown until the big day (p49) and how to hire a helping hand (p56). Next year, my big brother Derek will add Olivia’s Proud Father to his many roles. Arriving from South Korea, Olivia will be the newest addition to our family and (need it be said?) the most spoiled niece in town. If being an amazing big brother to me is any indication of being a good parent, I know, without question, he will be the most amazing father. As for me, I’ll be counting the days until Olivia and I can play a game of Hide-and-Seek.

Kara Chin Managing Editor October 2011

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Throw a Strike

Take the family and go bowling at Gongti 100. See Top Ten (p12)

Join The Hutong on a fun-packed hour of shopping in locals markets. See Oct 4 listing.

Green Drinks!

Join Beijing’s Green community for their informal drinks. See Oct 11 listing.

Explore a Children’s Museum

Take the kids to the Magic Bean House Children’s Museum where they will be kept busy at the art gallery, water world, the toddler land and much more. See Top Ten (p12).

Come to The British School of Beijing and see their primary school in full swing. See Oct 20 listing.

See Shakespeare’s most popular comedy combines the magical world of comedy and romance. See All Oct 21 listing.

Speed Networking

Food and Beyond

China Open

For adults. Come to Viva’s speed networking event to meet 20 innovative, enthusiastic, brilliant businesswomen in one hour. See Oct 26 listing.

Back by popular demand, Dr. Stephanie Teoh, GP and child specialist, facilitates this mother craft workshop for parents with babies 0-36 months. See Oct 27 listing..

Come to a British Club meeting with coffee and a talk ( topic to be confirmed), 10am to noon at the Capital Club, Capital Mansion. See Oct 25 lisiting.

Come see the world’s best tennis players in Beijing at the China Open. See All Month listing.

Ivy Academy Halloween Party

For ages 2-6. Come trick or treat, play games and sing songs. See Oct 31 listing.

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Paint Funky Pots

Family Outing in Beijing

Kids and parents have fun painting your own pottery at Funky Pots. See Top Ten (p12)

Take the family and visit the old drum and bell towers. See Top Ten (p12) for details.

October 2011

PHOTOS: SARAH.249, CARLAARENA, THE ADVENTURES OF KRISTIN & ADAM AND RAFA OF FLICKR, AND SONG YANG

For ages 4+. Join the professionals from Zhen Wu School for some wushu fun. See Oct 24 listing.

Meet Dr.Norma, a renowned parenting expert from the US. See Oct 13 listing.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Join new friends and old at INN’s monthly coffee morning meet and greet. See Oct 18 listing.

British Club meeting with coffee and a talk

3rd Expat Services Expo

Come and learn about the latest information and suppliers to make life easier here in China for Expats. See Oct 14 listing.

BSB Open Morning- SanlitunCampus

International Newcomers Network Coffee Morning

Real Martial Arts for Kids

Understanding Developmental Stages: keys to building a solid foundation and positive direction for your child’s success


Readers are encouraged to double-check event details with the organizers as dates and locations may change.

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Creativity Revolution- 2011 Children’s Art Collection & Exhibition

Join in on the fun at the 798 Art Festival, from Oct 8-15, and visit the Thread Gallery which will have a Children Art exhibition. Free. 10am-6pm. See Oct 8 listing.

Autumn Fair at Harrow

Have fun at a fair organized by the Friends of Harrow. See Oct 15 listing.

Story Time with Hannah

For ages 4+. Come to the Bookworm for their Sunday sessions of reading, games, music and activities for little readers. See All Month listing.

Sunday Salon: Chu Yibing & his China Cello Philharmonic Orchestra

Bring the family to listen to this special concert of the six-member China Cello Philharmonic. See Oct 16 listing.

Halloween Spook-tacular

Ages 0-10. Put on your scariest costume and join The Familier for an afternoon of Halloween fun. See Oct 22 listing.

The 2011 Green Cow Harvest Festival

Families can participate in pumpkin decorating, coffee-sack racing, and a broom-making workshop. See Oct 23 lisitng.

A beijingkids Halloween - Shunyi

A beijingkids Halloween - Downtown

Deck you kids out in their coolest, craziness and creepiest costumes celebrate Halloween with beijingkids at the Hilton Beijing Capital Airport Hotel. See Oct 30 listing.

Kids get your costumes on and come celebrate Halloween with beijingkids at the Hilton Beijing Wangfujing Hotel. See Oct 29 listing.

Jingshan Park

Visit Beijing Zoo Little Jeep (insea-faring Chinese)and furry. See See creatures,

Hike to the top for a spectacular view of the Forbidden City and beyond. See What’s Fun In (p30).

Directory listing.The Little Jeep is the For ages 3-12. Chinese version of Thomas the Tank Engine. In Chinese only. See Jan 1 listin

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Pirates, pumpkins and princesses convene for Halloween with beijngkids at the Hilton Beijing Capital Airport Hotel on October 29 and at the Hilton Beijing Wangfujing Hotel on October 30. See both the Oct 29 and Oct 30 listings for details.

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The 2011 Green Cow Harvest Festival On October 23, celebrate the sixth annual harvest fest at the Green Cow Organic Farm. Families can participate in pumpkin decorating, coffee-sack racing, and a broom-making workshop. There will also be food prepared by local artisans. Tickets are available at Mrs. Shanen’s (8046 4301). RMB 50. 11am-4pm. The Green Cow Organic Farm, Donggezhuang Village, Houshayu Town, Shunyi District. Contact thelovelygreencow@gmail.com or lejen@mrsshanens.com for details.

Paint Something Funky

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Swing through the Trees

For an adventure, head to Gorilla Treetop Park in Chaoyang Park, where, kids make their way through a terrain course of nets, ladders, bridges and swings. Choose from the intermediate course (RMB 190, RMB 180 kids) or the difficult course (RMB 230, RMB 180 kids). Fearless kids can zip down the zip line. To get there, enter Chaoyang Park East Gate, near the river. Daily 9am-9pm. (6591 4871)

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Take the clan to the bowling alley. Whether you throw strikes or gutter balls, it’s all in good fun. Gongti 100 has bowling shoes for both adults and kids over 6. After working up an appetite, head to Pizza Buona across the street for a pepperoni pie and a Caesar salad. Bowling at Gongti 100 is RMB 40/ game/person (varies based on the time of day) and RMB 5 for shoe rental. See the Directory under Sports and Family Dining.

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PHOTOS: HOTES TRINKETS GONE FOR A WHILE, PETE PRODOEHL, PAUL HENMAN AND KURT_HAMMOND OF FLICKR

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At Funky Pots, budding young artists can paint their own pottery. Choose from a ceramic piggy bank, a tea pot, a mug and more. The painted pot is then glazed and fired in a kiln by knowledgeable staff. See Directory under Fun Stuff.


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Giddy Up

Take the reins and go horseback riding. Enjoy some fresh air while atop a beautiful thoroughbred or local horse breed. Equuleus International Riding Club has English speaking trainers and welcomes beginners, as well as advanced riders. Pay-as-you-go is RMB 550 per lesson and memberships are available. See Directory under Sports.

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Hongqiao Market has toys galore, that are sure to light up your child’s face. There is an entire floor filled with toys such as stuffed animals, Barbie kits and remote-control cars. To get a good deal, remember to bargain hard. See Directory under Shopping.

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PHOTOS: KARA CHIN, AHCONWAY AND OUTBACK66 OF FLICKR AND COURTESY OF MAGIC BEAN HOUSE

Autumn is Beijing’s most beautiful season so get out there and enjoy it. Ride bikes with the family or sign up for a cycling tour with Cycle China or Bike Beijing. Cycle China: 12-1 Jingshan Dongjie, Dongcheng District (6402 5653) www.cyclechina.com. Bike Beijing: 34 Donghuangchenggen Nanjie, Dongcheng District (133 8140 0738) www.bikebeijing.com

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Head to the Gulou area to see the Drum Tower, which was built during the Yuan Dynasty. With a chorus of twenty-four drums, it was originally used to tell the time. Just behind it is the Bell Tower, which was used to make announcements to the people of the city. Surrounding both towers is a lively shopping area with interesting specialty shops that sell Chinese shoes and Chinese paper umbrellas. To get there by public transport, take subway line 2 to Guloudajie and walk south. See Directory under Fun Stuff.

Fun and Exploration

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Spend the day with your kids at Magic Bean House Children’s Museum. There are a variety of things for the kids to see and do, including an art gallery, a water world and a toddler land. See Directory under Fun Stuff.

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Sat, Oct 1 Min’s Children’s Music Group

Survival Chinese 101

For ages 0-6. This parent-child early childhood music program focuses on singing, movement to music, rhythmic activities, instrument-playing, and literature with music in a family-friendly environment. RMB 960/ 8 session term. Every Thursdays and Saturdays in October. 10 -10.45am. Familier Centre, Chaowai SOHO, #6 Chaowai Dajie, Tower A, Unit 753 (5869 2904 service@thefamilier. com) www.thefamilier.com

For adults. This conversational Chinese course teaches the use of daily phrases to help with everyday challenges. Geared towards expats who have no background or close to no background in Chinese. 35 RMB + children’s entrance. Every Wednesday in October 1 – 2pm. Familier Centre, Chaowai SOHO, #6 Chaowai Dajie, Tower A, Unit (753 5869 2904 or 13811598903 and service@thefamilier. com) www.thefamilier.com

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Thu, Oct 6

Real Martial Arts for Kids

Min’s Children’s Music Group

For ages 4+. Join the professionals from Zhen Wu School for some wushu fun. The course combines traditional and modern martial arts, which is very useful for improving a child’s physical and mental health. RMB 130/ 1 session (discounts available for purchase of 1020 classes) Every Mondays in October. 5-6pm Mondays 5-6pm. Familier Centre, Chaowai SOHO, #6 Chaowai Dajie, Tower A, Unit 753 (5869 2904 or 138 1159 8903 service@thefamilier.com) www.thefamilier.com

See Oct 1 listing

Tue, Oct 4 Join the Hutong on an informative and fun-packed hour of shopping in local markets. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase items on tour. Bring cameras, and why not join a cooking class afterwards! RMB 80. 8.45-9.45am. (1590 104 6127) Sophia@thehutong. com

English Corner For adults. Improve your English in a relaxed group setting with friends and other adults. Experienced English instructor leads small group classes every week that are tailored to the specific needs of the language learner. 35 RMB + children’s entrance. Every Tuesdays and Fridays in October. 11am – 12pm. Familier Centre, Chaowai SOHO, #6 Chaowai Dajie, Tower A, Unit 753 (5869 2904) or (13811598903 service@thefamilier.com) www.thefamilier.com

Adult Art Workshop Projects change monthly - so whether it’s Chinese Brush Painting or traditional handicrafts you have the opportunity and flexibility to be artistic while your children play down the hall. Each workshop is led by one of their experienced art instructors. 35 RMB + children’s admission. Every Tuesday and Friday 2-3pm. Familier Centre, Chaowai SOHO, #6 Chaowai Dajie, Tower A, Unit 753 (5869 2904 service@thefamilier.com) www. thefamilier.com

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“ 60 Characters in 60 mintues”, A talk by Dr Elaine Planquais

easier here in China. Over sixty booths will be exhibiting, including some of the latest Western suppliers, Health Service providers, Embassies, schools, lifestyle providers and kid’s hobbies. Another attraction will be the International food area and stage performances. Free to attend.10am-6pm. Solana. 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu (5905 6565/68)

For adults. RMB 50, non members, RMB 70 CaptialMansion Members. 10am-noon. TheBritish Club. The Capital Club. 50/F, Capital Mansion, 6 Xinyuan Nanlu (8486 2225 ext 260) member@thecapitalclub. com. Please no sneakers or jeans.

See Oct 4 listing

English Corner

Adult Art Workshop

See Oct 4 listing

See Oct 4 listing

Adult Art Workshop See Oct 4 listing

Creativity Revolution- 2011 Children’s Art Collection & Exhibition

English Corner

Sat, Oct 15 Love your kids, protect their eyes

See Oct 4 listing

Survival Chinese 101

Adult Art Workshop

See Oct 5 listing

All ages. The Familier center joined hands with Beijing Aier Intech Eye hospital to educate you and your loved little ones about eye care. RMB 50/child. 11am1pm. The Familier. Stall 0753, Tower A, Chaowai SOHO, 6B Chaoyangmenwai Dajie (5869 2904 service@thefamilier. com). Aier Intech Eye Hospital (5869 2906)

See Oct 4 listing

Creativity Revolution- 2011 Children’s Art Collection & Exhibition

Sunny Shadows: The Ancient Art of Chinese Shadow Play

See Oct 8 listing

For ages 6+. In danger of becoming a forgotten craft, Chinese shadow puppetry is an exquisite form of storytelling that originated in the Han Dynasty. Not only is it a captivating and lively form of entertainment, but it is also an elegant folk art. To ensure this gem of Chinese culture is not lost, Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Center (CHP) will introduce it to children and young people. Free for CHP members, RMB 40 for others. 4-5.30pm. Shichahai Shadow Art Hotel, 24 Song Shu Jie, Xicheng District.

Fri, Oct 7 English Corner

Sat, Oct 8 Creativity Revolution- 2011 Children’s Art Collection & Exhibition

Culinary Local Market Tour

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For all ages. During 798 Art Festival,Thread Gallery will have an Children Art exhibition. Free. 10am6pm. Thread Gallery, 706 North first street, 798 Artzone, Jiuxianqiao Street, Chaoyang District (5978 9667/ 135 5223 5078) threadgallery@vip.sina.com www.sldart.com

Min’s Children’s Music Group See Oct 1 listing

Sun, Oct 9 Creativity Revolution- 2011 Children’s Art Collection & Exhibition See Oct 8 listing

Mon, Oct 10 Real Martial Arts for Kids See Oct 3 listing

Creativity Revolution- 2011 Children’s Art Collection & Exhibition See Oct 8 listing

See Oct 8 listing

Wed, Oct 12

Thu, Oct 13 Rock a bye baby Back by popular demand, Dr. Stephanie Teoh, GP and child specialist, facilitates this mothercraft workshop for parents with babies 0-2 months. Free to attend. 10.30am-12.30pm. Limited seating and registration is required: seminar@internationalsos.com

Creativity Revolution- 2011 Children’s Art Collection & Exhibition See Oct 8 listing

Understanding Developmental Stages: keys to building a solid foundation and positive direction for your child’s success Dr.Norma is a renowned parenting expert from the US, and has spent over 30 years in the field of play therapy, parent-child counseling and helping special needs children. RMB 50, first 10 applicants are free. 6.30-8.30pm. To register: send email to stella.qu@ivygroup.org with your name, your child’s name and number of tickets required.

Min’s Children’s Music Group See Oct 1 listing

Tue, Oct 11 Green Drinks! Join Beijing’s Green community for their informal drinks at their monthly meet and greet for those interested in environmental, social and development issues in China. Free to attend. 7.30-9pm. Contact Jenny at bjgreendrinks@gmail. com.The Bookworm.The First Courtyard, Hegezhuang Village (6431

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Fri, Oct 14 Creativity Revolution- 2011 Children’s Art Collection & Exhibition See Oct 8 listing

3rd Expat Services Expo Expats will find the Expo full of the latest information and suppliers to make life

Annual Caviar Country Gourmet For all ages. The Country Gourmet dinner is a set menu and features fresh caviar along with our homegrown, local, and seasonal ingredients. Come for the fusion dinner, the live jazz and the intimate setting. RMB 438/person. Fireside gathering in the Smithy starts at 6.30pm. Dinner served from 7.30pm. Call or email to make a booking. The Schoolhouse at Mutianyu. Mutianyu Village (6162 6506)

BCIS Screening: Race To Nowhere Come see the film premier of Race To Nowhere about the dark side of America’s Achievement Culture. 3-5pm. Beijing City International School. Please RSVP (87717171 ext 5006 yishaniu@bcis.cn)

Children/Youth Program Children’s Art Workshop: Ink Doodles For ages 4-12. Huang Yan (contemporary artist) Taught in Chinese with English translation. RMB 80 per child. Half off entry fee with UCCA Primary or Dual Membership. Free entry with UCCA Family or Platinum Membership (6162 6506 )Ticketing Reservations required. 10-11.30am (5780 0200) Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA). 798 Dashanzi Art District, 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu. (8459 9269)


Autumn Fair at Harrow Have fun at a fair organized by the Friends of Harrow. There will be fair stalls and games, and fun for the whole family. Food and refreshments will be available. Free to attend. 10am-10pm. Harrow International School of Beijing. For more information, visit www.harrowbeijing.cn

Realistic Self Defense Program for Women For women only. Designed to teach practical and highly effective self-defense techniques. Suitable for various fitness levels. Krav Maga® is the official handto-hand combat system of the Israeli Defense Forces. Oct 15, 22, 29, Nov 5. RMB 1500. 12.30-2pm. Chaoyang Center.

Creativity Revolution- 2011 Children’s Art Collection & Exhibition See Oct 8 listing

3rd Expat Services Expo See Oct 14 listing

Min’s Children’s Music Group See Oct 1 listing

Sun, Oct 16 Itzak Perlman and Rohan De Silva Concert Come listen to Itzhak Perlman, regarded as one of the pre-eminent violinists of the 20th century. RMB 200-1080. 7.309pm. (400 650 5050 for tickets). National Centre For The Performing Arts (NCPA). 2 Chang’an Jie (6655 0000)

Sunday Salon: Chu Yibing & his China Cello Philharmonic Orchestra Beijing native Chu Yibing, the head of the cello department at the Central Conservatory of Music, leads China’s first and only permanent chamber ensemble, the China Cello Philharmonic. This group cellists was the first Chinese chamber ensemble to play for Chinese President Hu Jintao and US President Barack Obama. Don’t miss this very special concert of the six-member China Cello Philharmonic. RMB 20/30rmb.7.30-9pm.The Bookworm. The First Courtyard, Hegezhuang Village. The Bookworm. The First Courtyard, Hegezhuang Village (6431 2108) Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu(6586 9507 books@beijingbookworm.com or kidsclub@beijingbookworm.com)

3rd Expat Services Expo See Oct 14 listing

Mon, Oct 17 Real Martial Arts for Kids See Oct 3 listing

Tue, Oct 18 International Newcomers Network Coffee Morning Join new friends and old at INN’s monthly coffee morning meet and greet. Exchange tips on being a newbie to the city and get the best advice from Beijing old hands. Free to attend. 10amnoon. The Bookworm. The First Courtyard, Hegezhuang Village (6431 2108) Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu(6586 9507

books@beijingbookworm.com kidsclub@beijingbookworm.com)

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English Corner See Oct 4 listing

Adult Art Workshop See Oct 4 listing

Wed, Oct 19 Survival Chinese 101 See Oct 5 listing

Thu, Oct 20 BSB Open Morning – Sanlitun Campus Come to The British School of Beijing for their Open mornings to see their primary school in full swing. Free to attend. 910am.joanne.yang@britishschool.org. cn (www.britishshchool.org.cn) Sanlitun Campus: 5 Xiliujie, Sanlitun Road. joanne.yang@britishschool.org.cn

Super Sleepers Back by popular demand, Dr. Stephanie Teoh, GP and child specialist, facilitates this mother craft workshop for parents with babies 2-36 months. Free to attend. 10.30am-12.30pm. Limited seating and registration is required: seminar@internationalsos.com

Min’s Children’s Music Group See Oct 1 listing

Fri, Oct 21 Comic strip Festival For all ages. Come for a comic strip gathering of Chinese and French experts. www.faguowenhua.com. www.ccfpekin. org. 2/Fl, Animation Institut at the Cinema Academy of Beijing

Adult Art Workshop See Oct 4 listing

English Corner See Oct 4 listing

2011 Shakespeare China Tour: A Midsummer Night’s Dream For all ages. Come see Shakespeare’s most popular comedy. Performed in English with Chinese subtitles. RMB 60-380. 7.30-9pm. Chaoyang 9 Theater.

Sat, Oct 22 The American Ball Experience award-winning dining, silent auction items and enjoy sensational entertainment presented by AmChamChina. Proceeds from the Ball will go to support China-based charities. RMB 1,100 (On sale beginning September 26, 2011) 5.30-10pm. amchamchina. org/americanball/ China World Hotel.

Halloween Spook-tacular Ages 0-10. Put on your scariest costume and join The Familier for an afternoon of Halloween fun. RMB 80/person; RMB 150/2 tickets; RMB 200/3 tickets. 2.00-5.00pm. Familier Centre, Chaowai SOHO, #6 Chaowai Dajie, Tower A, Unit 753 (58692904 service@thefamilier.com) www.thefamilier.com October 2011

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Hike at Wangquan valley Have a relaxing day hike by the cool riverside and lulling waterfalls of Wangquan Valley. RMB 290 (240 advanced payment) – including transportation, guides, lunch and beers. 7.30am-5pm. Reservation required. Culture Yard, Shique Hutong n°10, Beixinqiao. (8404 4166 contact@cultureyard.net)

Min’s Children’s Music Group See Oct 1 listing

2011 Shakespeare China Tour: A Midsummer Night’s Dream See Oct 21 listing

Comic strip Festival See Oct 21 listing

Realistic Self Defense Program for Women See Oct 15 listing

Sun, Oct 23 The 2011 Green Cow Harvest Festival

2011 Shakespeare China Tour: A Midsummer Night’s Dream See Oct 21 listing

Comic strip Festival See Oct 21 listing

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Tue, Oct 25 British Club meeting with coffee and a talk For adults. British Club meeting with coffee and a talk (topic to be confirmed), Members RMB 50, non members RMB 70. 10am-noon. Capital Club, Capital Mansion. Please no sneakers or jeans. The Capital Club.50/F, Capital Mansion, 6 Xinyuan Nanlu (8486 2225 ext 260 member@thecapitalclub.com) See Oct 4 listing

Adult Art Workshop See Oct 4 listing

For adults. Come to Viva’s annual speed networking event armed with business cards and your elevator pitch trimmed down to 1.5 minutes to meet innovative, businesswomen. This event is a hit every year and open to members only. Free to attend. 6.30-9.30pm. The Westin Beijing Chaoyang. 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu (5922 8888 communications@vivabeijing.org)

Kids get your costumes on and come celebrate Halloween with beijingkids at the Hilton Beijing Capital Airport Hotel. See Oct 29 listing for details and see Directory for listings.

Kids get your costumes on and come celebrate Halloween with beijingkids at the Hilton Beijing Wangfujing Hotel. RMB 1500/table (members), RMB 2000/ table (non-members). 10people/table. Individual tickets: RMB 175/person (members), RMB 250/person (non-members). RMB 50 under 3 years-old. For advanced tickets email: events@beijing-kids.com See Directory for listings.

Poetry and Literature Showcase An event in two acts. The first act will feature poetry readings from around the world. Hear the music in each poet’s work as they read in their native language (with English translation). The second act will be a discussion on contemporary European fiction. 7.30-9.30pm. The Bookworm. The First Courtyard, Hegezhuang Village (6431 2108) Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (6586 9507 books@beijingbookworm. com or kidsclub@beijingbookworm. com) See Oct 5 listing

Thu, Oct 27 BSB Open Mornings – Shunyi Campus A great opportunity to see the Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form school in full swing. Free to attend. 9-11am. The British School of Beijing.5 Sanlitun Xiliu Jie (8532 3088) Linyin Lu, Tianzhu Zhen (on the west side of the National Accounting College) (6458 0884) 7 Sanlitun Beixiaojie (8532 5320) South Side, 9 Anhua Lu (8047 3588) 5 Sanlitun Xiliuji (8532 3088) admissions@britishschool.org.cn

Min’s Children’s Music Group See Oct 1 listing

Fri, Oct 28

For ages 3-10. The Shangda International Hotel, located in the neighborhood of Xidan, is having a Halloween Party! There will be face p a i n t i n g , s c ra p p a p e r p a i n t i n g , temporary tattoos, paper pumpkin mask drawing and photo taking with “ghosts” from 10am-2pm. 11am-12pm, Kids Halloween costume show and contest. 12-12.30pm, “Trick or Treat” (inside the hotel complex only) 12.30- 1.45pm, Lunch Buffet and Award-giving ceremony for “Best Girl Costume” and “Best Boy Costume” Package ticket - RMB 288 for a family of maximum 3, which contains lunch buffet. For tickets call 83172288 Ext 2095 or EXT 7023 for English speaking. Seats are limited. www.shangdahotel.com. Shangda International Hotel, 169 Guang’anmennei Dajie, Xuanwu District.

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Spooky Bubbalicious for Halloween, be ready to be scared again!

Happy Halloween Trick-or-Treat for Pets

Electric bike tour around Beijing

Celebrate Halloween at the International Center for Veterinary Services. Every pet that comes to ICVS on October 29th, 30th and 31st will receive a Halloween treat and gift (while supplies last). Free to attend. International Center for Veterinary Services Kent Center, No. 29 Liang Ma Qiao Lu, An Jia Lou Chaoyang District, Beijing 100125 (In the same courtyard with the China Culture Center) Open Daily: Mon-Sat, 8am to 8pm; Sunday, 10am-7pm. (8456 1939/1940/1941) ICVS_CHINA@yahoo.com www.ICVSASIA.com

Puccini’s Opera La Boheme (NCPA’s Version)

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Teachers, parents and ayis learn CPR with the American Heart Association. Includes not a presentation and opportunities for audiences to practice. One training course takes 2-3 hours. A minimum of 6 adults and children are required to open a class. The First Aid Certificate can be offered if needed. RMB 400. 9am-noon. New Century Harmony Pediatric Clinic in Shunyi Community ( Mon-Wed Lynn Wang 8804 6097 or Thu-Fri 6456 2599 lynn.wang@ncich.com.cn)

For all ages. Join in on this gruesomely grand carnival at the Westin Beijing Chaoyang. There will be scary food offerings and spooktacular servings of special treast for everyone. Come to the Scavenger Hunt for Vampires, or dress up to fight with Zombies, or participate in the pumpkin carving competition. RMB 368,398,428+15% / person. For reservations and more information, please call 5922 8880 or visit www.westinbeijingdining.com. The Westin Beijing Chaoyang. 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu (5922 8888)

Come see the NCPA’s version of this everlasting opera classic. RMB 160-680. 7.30-9pm. Oct 28, 29, 30. National Centre For The Performing Arts (NCPA) 2 Chang’an Jie (6655 0000)

English Corner

First Aid Training Course for Teachers, Parents and Ayis (Certificates can be offered if needed)

For ages 0-10. Get in the Halloween spirit with at The Familier 798. The fun includes Trick or Treat bag making, pumping cookie decorating, spooky lantern making, and a Halloween movie! The Familier Café will be serving Halloween themed treats like pumpkin pie and apple cider. Regular Children’s entrance, RMB 100/full day; RMB70/ 3 hour. 3-6pm. 798 Art District. Zhong er jie. Building D05 (5762 6017 or service@thefamilier.com )www.thefamilier.com

Min’s Children’s Music Group

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Back by popular demand, Dr. Stephanie Teoh, GP and child specialist, facilitates this mother craft workshop for parents with babies 0-36 months. Free to attend. 10.30am-12.30pm. Limited seating and registration is required: seminar@internationalsos.com

See Oct 3 listing

Sat, Oct 29 A beijingkids Halloween - Shunyi

Food and Beyond

Real Martial Arts for Kids

Looking for more family-friendly events in Beijing? Visit us online at beijing-kids.com/events

Speed Networking On October 26th

Survival Chinese 101

Families can participate in pumpkin decorating, coffee-sack racing, a broommaking workshop, and more. Food prepared by local artisans. Tickets available at Mrs. Shanen’s (8046 4301). RMB 50. 11am-4pm. The Green Cow Organic Farm, Donggezhuang Village, Houshayu Town, Shunyi District. Contact thelovelygreencow@gmail.com or lejen@mrsshanens.com for details

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Community/Networking

For ages 13+. Join Culture Yard and Beijing E-bike Tours on a guided Beijing tour on electric bikes! RMB 300 – including professional guides, bikes and snacks. 1-5pm. Only 6 spots are available. Reservation required before October 28th! (8404 4166 or contact@cultureyard.net). Ci Qi Kou Subway Station Exit A

Puccini’s Opera La Boheme (NCPA’s Version) See Oct 28 listing

Happy Halloween Trick-or-Treat for Pets See Oct 29 listing

See Oct 1 listing

See Oct 28 listing

Realistic Self Defense Program for Women See Oct 15 listing

Mon, Oct 31 Ivy Academy Halloween Party For ages 2-6. Come trick or treat, play games and sing songs. Free to attend. 6-9pm. Ivy Academy. East Lake villa C101, No. 35 Dongzhimenwai Main Street, Dongcheng District. (84511380 ryan. cardwell@ivyacademy.cn)


Happy Halloween Trick-or-Treat for Pets See Oct 29 listing

Real Martial Arts for Kids See Oct 3 listing

Thu, Nov 3 Toddler Taming Back by popular demand, Dr. Stephanie Teoh, GP and child specialist, facilitates this mother craft workshop for parents with babies 6-36 months. Free to attend. 10.30am-12.30pm. Limited seating and registration is required: seminar@internationalsos.com

Sat, Nov 5 Realistic Self Defense Program for Women See Oct 15 listing

All Month Winter Theatre Camp Enrollment: The Grinch Ages 6-14. All roles open. Beijing Playhouse Kids Winter Theatre Camp Announcement Beijing Playhouse Academy of Performing Arts. English proficiency is required. The Grinch runs on December 26 to January 7, 9 am—4 pm, ending with a free performance for families and friends. Everyone will be cast. Student registration and open auditions are Sunday, December 4 at 10 am. Students are encouraged to pre-enroll prior to this date to guarantee placement. RMB 5500. Dulwich College, Legend Garden campus, Shunyi. Beijing Playhouse. Balizhuang (E 4th Ring Rd) 100025 Chaoyang 5 Houbalizhuang, Yew Chung Int’l School, East gate of Honglingjin Park. (137 1890 8922) performance@b eijingplayhouse.com

Brushing up your English – Lessons for Expat Spouses For adults. The lessons will focus on grammar review and improving everyday ability to speak English and increase vocabulary. RMB 2700/Non-Members RMB 3000 Oct.10 - Jan. Chamber. 9.45-11.30am. German Industry and Commerce (GIC)

Little Chef Bubbles Come and join in the Kids-Teaching-Kids cooking class at The Westin Beijing Chaoyang. Launch date is Oct 29 (every last Saturday of the month) RMB 188 per kid including lunch buffet at the Seasonal Tastes. RMB 498 for the total package price for 2 parents with the kids cooking class, including free flow of soft drinks and lunch for parents and one child in Seasonal Tastes + gifts. 10am-3pm. The Westin Beiing, Chaoyang.7 Dongsanhuan Beilu (5922 8888). For reservations and more information (5922 8880)or visit www.westinbeijingdining.com

3e International School After School Activities For ages 6-9. Explore a variety of exciting activities including Hip Hop, Jump Rope, Sports & Sportsmanship, Cooking, Yoga,

Chinese Story Club and many more. Sep 26-Dec 9. RSVP. RMB 85 per session with a registeration fee of RMB 150. Cicely.he@3einternationalschool.org (6437 3344 107)

BOOST! Club For boys ages 5-16. The Care for Children Family Services Clinic will be re-launching their therapeutic social skills group for boys in the international community. Designed to teach, develop and practice important social, emotional and communication skills. RMB 3,400 for 10+ sessions per term (due no later than the first session of the term). Mon-Thu 4:305:30pm. River Garden 101, No. 7 Yu Yang Road, HouSha Yu, ShunyiDistrictn(8406 3306 behavior@careforchildrenservices. com.cn.)

Stay ‘n’ Play Preschool Playgroup For ages 2-4. A fun time of interaction, free play, story time, craft, music and song, movement, IT, etc. (Pre-registration is required. Due to government requirements, open to foreign passport holders only). Free. Every Tuesday. 10am-12pm. International Academy of Beijing. Lido Office Tower 3, Lido Place, 6 Jiangtai Road. preschoolplaygroup@ iabchina.net

Stay ‘n’ Play Playgroup For ages 0-2. For moms and dads (not ayis) and their babies to connect with others. Run by parents, by parents. (Pre-registration is required. Due to government requirments, open to foreign passport holders only). Free. Every Wednesday. 10am-12pm. International Academy of Beijing. Lido Office Tower 3, Lido Place, 6 Jiangtai Road. Lido. playgroup@gmail.com

Story Time with Hannah For ages 4+. Come to the Bookworm for their Sunday sessions of reading, games, music and activities for little readers. Each week teacher Hannah reads new and classic children’s books with the help of their storytellers. RMB 50. Every Sunday 11am-12pm. The Bookworm, Courtyard 4, Samlitun South St, Chaoyang District (6503 2050 service@thefamilier. com) www.thefamilier.com

Rumba Classes For adults. Join a beginner level rumba class at the Golden Int’l Dance Academy. No partner necessary. RMB1990/20 classes within 2 months period, class size 1-10 students. Starting Oct 8. Sat,1111.50am, 12-12.50pm, Tue, 7-7.50pm, 8-8.50pm, (6708 9567 ext. 15) www. goldendancing.com/en

Waltz Dance Classes For adults. Join a beginner level waltz class at the Golden Int’l Dance Academy. RMB 3990/600 classes within 3 months period. Class size 1-10 students. Starting Oct 9. Sun, 5-5.50pm 6-6.50pm Wed, 77.50pm, 8-8:50pm. (6708 9567) www. goldendancing.com/en

Wan Lin Bicycle Tour Join a Wan Lin Bicycle Tour and get to know Beijing.You can sign up individually for a group tour on Tuesday or Thursday or make a reservation on another day during the week for your own private tour. Five different tours. All groups are max. 3 persons. Group tours on October 11, 13, 18 and 20. www.wanlinbicycletours.com

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g Cetateanu Veronica Ydiaan n. Born on Oct 26 to Chinese/Cana k Cetateanu at Johnnie Yang and Nic Hospital. Beijing United Family

Emily Jiawen Chen

Charlotte Amelia Harrington

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Australian. Born on Jul 21 to Sherry Song and Matthew Chen at Beijing United Family Hospital.

American. Born on May 19 to Kim and Jeff Harrington at Beijing United Family Hospital.

ylor zabethJuTn a Tilly Eli 6 to ican. Born on Amer arles Taylor at Michelle and Ch l. Family Hospita Beijing United

Want to share your new arrival with our readers? E-mail a photo (at least 1MB in size) of your little one with his or her full name, nationality, birth date, hospital and parents’ names to editorkids@beijing-kids.com. Due to space constraints, we can only publish photos of babies born after March 1, 2011.

Amanda Dolan

Chinese/American. Bo rn on Mar 13 to Yili and Chris Dolan at Amcare Women’s and Children’ s Hospital.

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Living Where To Find It

Halloween Gear

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alloween, or Wansheng Jie (万圣节) as it’s known in Chinese, is upon us, so this is the season to transform your little ones into ghosts, princesses and pirates. We’ve compiled a list of Beijing’s top shops and markets for that perfect costume.

Alien Street Market

Find bizarre and kitschy trinkets, including plastic swords, feather scarves, multicolored wigs and a notable fur collection. Yabao Lu, south of Fulllink Plaza, Chaoyang District 老番街市场, 朝阳区雅宝路

Beta Costume Rentals

This online rental store has a vast collection, ranging from Grim Reaper costumes to full Hello Kitty regalia. Prices range from RMB 60-150. (6844 4222) www.beeta.cn

Hongqiao Market

Pick up cheap knick-knacks, makeup and spectacular wigs. If you buy any fabric on the upper floors, you can always enlist a tailor to fashion your material into a costume. Daily 8.30am-7pm. 36 Hongqiao Lu, Chongwen District (6713 3354) 红桥市场, 崇文区红桥路36号

Kids Plus

Kids will love the selection of Disney-themed outfits. Adult-size capes and masks are also available. Daily 9am-7pm. 701 Pinnacle Plaza, Tianzhu Real Estate Development Zone, Shunyi District (8046 4572) 顺义区天竺房地产开发区荣祥 广场701号

Tot to Teen

This moderately priced clothes store stocks a supply of wands, butterfly wings and fancy dress for the kids. Daily 9am-7pm. 703 Pinnacle Plaza, Tianzhu Real Estate Development Zone, Shunyi District (8046 4419, tot-to-teen@hotmail. com);红马车儿童用品商店, 1) 顺义区天竺房地产开发区荣祥广 场703号

Tian Le Toy Market

This four-story toy emporium lies just beside Hongqiao Market. Pop inside and browse the booths, which stock Halloween goodies and fancy dress outfits for tots. 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

Huan Run

If you’ve left it until the last minute, rent foreign or traditional getup here. Price ranges from RMB 50-100. Daily 9am-6pm. 19/F, Bldg 5, Wanda Plaza, Chaoyang District (5979 8013) www.fuzhuangzulin.com 寰润, 万达广场5号楼17层

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Living Noticeboard

What’s Happening in Beijing CLCB in Shunyi Has Expanded IAB Welcomes Benjamin Ketz International Academy of Beijing has expanded its AP program and also welcomes Benjamin Ketz to their faculty. As a chemistry and AP chemistry teacher, Ketz comes to IAB with a BS from Penn State and a MS in chemistry. Most recently, he worked as a polymer scientist for Polymics in the US. As a teacher, he hopes his students not only learn, but learn to think like scientists.

During the summer, Dulwich College Beijing’s community participated in a photo competition with the theme, “Building bridges to the world.” Jane Neimann’s photo (above), shot in Houhai, was the winning photo amongst over 170 entries. In addition, student Melissa Chan and Norbert Dudek received honorable mentions for their photos in Singapore (top right) and Budapest (bottom right), respectively.

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PHOTOS: COURTESY OF IAB, CLCB, AND DULWICH

Dulwich Photo Competition

The Children’s Learning Center of Beijing (CLCB) in Shunyi’s Gahood Villa expanded its premises last month, offering more space for children, ages 18 months to 3 years, to learn and play. The center has a private playground, designed for smaller kids, as well as a new building next door for children, ages 3 to 6 years of age. Academic-based classes are offered in writing, reading and mathematics – and are open to children who fall short of the minimum age requirement at international schools. There is also a new dance studio that houses Renee Learning Center, which offers an array of dance classes run by CLCB’s dance teacher Renee. Classes are held Monday through Friday after 5pm and on the weekends. For details, contact CLCB at 8046 7082 or administration@clcbkids.com.


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BCIS Certified as an SAT Test Center

WAB’s New Elementary School Principal

Beijing City International School (BCIS) is now certified to act as an SAT test center, allowing all their enrolled students, from all nationalities to take this important examination. 2011 SAT test dates and registration information can be found in the Parent/Student handbook or by consulting the high school guidance counselor. Registration forms are available from the high school counseling office in Room 2302.

The Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) is pleased to welcome new Elementary School Principal, Casey Cosgray. A skilled education leader from the US, she is committed to excellence in teaching, curricula, and lifelong learning. She is joined here in Beijing by her husband, Bruce, a new design technology technician in WAB’s High School, and their two children, Natalie and Bruce, both of whom are attending WAB Middle School. For school news throughout the year, visit WAB at wab.edu.

ISB’s New High School Principal

PHOTOS: COURTESY OF ISB, WAB, AND BCIS

The International School of Beijing (ISB) welcomes Dr. Paul Wood as the new High School Principal. This will be Dr. Wood’s eighteenth year overseas and has held teaching and administrative positions in Canada, Japan, Tanzania, and China. Dr. Wood will fit right in at ISB, with his unbounded vision and passion for world class teaching.

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Health Ms. Nutrition

Pre-Pregnancy Prep

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ood pregnancy nutrition is really a continuum that begins with both father and mother long before conception of their baby. Ensuring that you are both eating well before pregnancy sets the stage for a healthy conception and supports the critical first weeks when the foundations of your child’s body are being formd. By the time most women realize they are pregnant, the fetus’ heart has already started beating. Pre-pregnancy and early pregnancy nutrition also helps to ensure the later stages of pregnancy run smoothly. For example, if a woman is deficient in iron early on, it may only be discovered at the first checkup, 12 weeks into the pregnancy. Then, the mother has to play catch up by supplementing heavily with iron to make sure the fetus’ growing brain is not shortchanged of an important nutrient. Pregnancy during nutrition continues to matter as your baby’s genetic “autopilot” is building with whatever nutrients you supply. Furthermore, there is now growing evidence that the fetal genetic code is smart enough to tailor the baby’s development based on cues such as the mother’s nutrition and response to the physical environment. It is not as simple as “eating for two,” which is only about quantity. True pregnancy nutrition is about nutritional quality; getting the maximum nutrients to support cell growth with each bite and less of foods containing the wrong materials. Prenatal multivitamins are very useful, and may even help reduce the risk of certain pregnancy complications, but they are not an excuse for bad lifestyle and dietary choices, such as binging on potato chips. Other studies in the past few years show that caffeine during pregnancy can have an effect on a child’s size and birth outcomes, but only if consumed in excessive amounts. If you need a caffeine fix, stick to two cups of green tea a day, which has a more mellowing effect than that latte you may crave. Drink it like the locals do and stretch it out with constant infusions of hot water to stay well hydrated. Individuals can vary dramatically in how they absorb and use the nutrients they consume, which can increase or decrease their need for a particular nutrient. For example, there appears to be gene variations that affect how women incorporate omega-3 fatty acids into their milk. As we have covered before, these fatty acids are vital to infant brain development, and it turns out that some women incorporate less than others. This means that some infants may need omega-3 supplementation as soon as solid food is introduced. Ultimately, nutrition does not start at conception or end at birth. Pregnancy is one stage of a continuum of nutrition for your lifelong health, and that of your children.

Got a question? Olivia Lee (olivianutrition@gmail.com) has an MSc in nutrition and provides nutrition counseling.

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The Doc Is In

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Childhood Obesity

t’s no secret that children all over the world are putting on too much weight. In the US, an astonishing one out of three children are overweight or obese. Even in China, obesity rates for children are rising. Being overweight as a child can lead to many diseases as an adult, including heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, and cancer. Also, overweight kids have lower self-esteem and higher risks for depression. So what can we do to stop this epidemic? The first step parents should take is to find out where your child fits on a Body Mass Index (BMI) chart. If your doctor isn’t already doing this, find a childhood BMI calculator online. A child above 85 percent is considered overweight, and above 95 percent is obese. There are quite a few weight loss approaches that most doctors can agree on; one is that diets almost never help, at any age. Any diet plan designed for quick weight loss will fail long-term, and leave people heavier than before. The healthiest option is always slow and steady weight loss. For many children, losing a pound a week through conscious changes in diet and exercise routines, is appropriate. Another major approach involves cutting back on TV time. The American Academy of Pediatrics just published a major policy statement stating, “The evidence linking excessive TV viewing and obesity is persuasive.” They specifically recommend a ban on fast-food advertising in all children’s TV programs, as well as setting specific limits on TV time. They also detail multiple studies that say having a TV in the bedroom is another independent risk factor for obesity, both for children and adults. It’s important that there is a family effort. Parents need to lead by example; it’s much harder for a child to lose weight if their parents are also overweight and don’t exercise. Of course, the main treatments for obesity are obvious: more exercise and eating proper foods in moderate amounts. Many studies have shown that eating a nutritious breakfast is crucial for a child’s physical growth and performance in school. As for diet recommendations, the most obvious choices to eliminate are sodas and fruit drinks. Any child drinking a daily soda is adding extra pounds of fat each year, and increasing their risk for diabetes and teeth problems. Most fruit juices are poor substitutes for natural fruits and should be used at a minimum. For exercise, most kids should be getting 60 minutes a day, but this can be broken up into multiple sessions. The key is finding something they love to do. And don’t forget that any exercise is better than nothing! Another effort involves reviewing food available at school. This fall, milk producers in the US are all reformulating their flavored milk to have a third less sugar and calories. Find out what your child’s school is up to. Parents who want to learn more about childhood obesity and how to fight it can find excellent resources at healthychildren.org, run by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Also, the American Academy of Family Medicine at familydoctor.org offers many tips on weight loss for all ages.

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 www.myhealthbeijing.com.

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Dining Dining Out

Unrivaled Charm

A haven for refined tea and good eats

Wild Honey Coffee & Tea Boutique Daily 10am-9.30pm. Beijing Fortune Plaza Mall 01-19, 7 Dongsanhuan Zhong Road, Chaoyang District (6530 9149) 财富购物中心1层1-19号店铺,中国北京市朝阳 区东三环中路7号院7号楼

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Allison (12) and Hope (10) recommend the Belgium waffles

Within CBD is a jewel of a café, ready to take you around the world with their fine teas, small sweets and savory dishes. Kids will love the selection of breakfast treats, available throughout the day. The delectably fluffy Belgium waffles (RMB 38) are a favorite of the Rolle girls, Allison (12) and Hope (10), regulars at the establishment. Wild Honey’s extensive menu also offers lunch and dinner options, such as a wild mushroom soup (RMB 18) and a toasted chicken salad sandwich (RMB 28), as well as cupcakes from CCSweets, cookies and gelato. For the best selection, choose an afternoon tea set (RMB 68-88), which pair the best of their sweet and savory snacks with TWG and T2 teas – exclusively imported from Australia and Singapore, respectively. If you’re in need of some respite, take the family to this boutique and while away an afternoon with great tea and conversation. Grace Kwan


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Eat Pumpkin Treats Colibri Café

Nearby the Tree

This stylish café in Sanlitun offers more than 10 different kinds of cupcakes, all baked from scratch daily. Extra special for Halloween, Colibri features an impish jack-o-lantern cupcake with a pumpkin cake base (RMB 23). To dispel that autumn chill, sip warm pumpkin soup (RMB 28). Café goers can also choose from an array of salads, wraps, baguettes, bagels, and panini sandwiches.

Indulge in a pumpkin ravioli with chestnuts and sage butter (RMB 55). The bistro section upstairs serves up family-friendly Italian fare in a no-fuss, comfortable environment. Adults are also sure to enjoy the large selection of Belgian beers from the bar.

Daily 9am-10pm. B1/F, Sanlitun Village North, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District 朝阳区三里屯路11号三里屯Village北区院地下 一层LG-51单元 (6417 0808, 6417 7799) colibricupcakes.com

Daily 11am-11pm; bar is open until 2am. 32A Sanlitun Xijie, Chaoyang District (64131522 ext 87) nearbythetree.com 朝阳 区三里屯西街甲32号

Meilucun Pie House Ring in the fall season with a deliciously moist pumpkin pie, spiced with cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Golden-brown flaky crust paired with warm, gooey apple. Pie connoisseurs rejoice: Pie House has it all figured out. Additional pie flavors include vanilla custard, pumpkin, blueberry. There’s also mousses and tartlets. Free delivery within the Fifth Ring Road only sweetens the deal.

For something completely different, settle into this Jiangxi restaurant for a big helping of stewed pumpkin (煨南瓜). Everything from the restaurant’s simple brick exterior to its country-style decor is designed to offer home comforts, and their pumpkin dish is no exception. Chunks of the orange fruit (yes, pumpkins are fruits) are braised in a porcelain pot until they fold into a soft, buttery texture, which hits the spot on those blustery days. Daily 10.30am-9.30pm. 11 Suzhou Street, Haidian District (6253 8883) 美炉村, 海淀区苏州街11号

Daily 9am-9pm. Delivery only. (5166 4464) piehouse.com.cn

CCSweets

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From picture perfect cupcakes to eye-popping custom cakes, CCSweets makes a dizzying array of fresh confections every day. For Halloween, the bakery created its very own Frankenstein monster: mini-pumpkin pie cupcakes (RMB 22). Look out for other Halloween-themed cupcakes as the holiday approaches. Daily 8am-8pm. Shop 109, Tower 11, Central Park, 6 Chaowai Dajie, Chaoyang District (6533 6973, 139 0116 8097) ccsweets. cn朝阳区朝外大街6号,新城国际11号楼底商109号

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Bountiful Harvest An autumn soup that warms the bones

recipe by Jennifer Thomé; photo by Mishka Family Photography

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s the temperature slowly drops and cool winds whip through Beijing, there is nothing more satisfying than coming home to a warm, nourishing soup. Growing up, soups were a frequent appearance at the dinner table, as my grandmother cooked up a weekly batch with vegetables from her garden. Easy to prepare and chock full of nutrition, a bowl of carefully concocted brew can easily provide a day’s worth of vitamins and minerals for your kids. Soups are also a great place to add vegetarian proteins. Beans and rice are a great choice, as are egg-based dumplings, or even small pieces of tofu. The only thing you’ll want to keep an eye on is sodium, which is why it’s a good idea to make your own stock. In a pinch, however, a low-sodium canned stock or bullion will do. The beauty of this soup is that it is versatile, and you can make it with any vegetable you might have on hand, fresh or frozen. You can even use canned stock to simplify things. Some reliably delicious ingredients to combine are carrots, green beans, onion, pumpkin and corn with egg-based dumplings. Another option is mixing beans, rice, corn, zucchini, tomato, onion and green peppers with tomato and cumin. The sky is the limit, and you can even have your kids pick their favorite ingredients and create their own version.

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Dining Food For Thought Bountiful Harvest Soup ½ cup green beans or peas, chopped into 2cm pieces ½ cup carrot, peeled and cut into small cubes ½ cup zucchini and yellow squash and cut into small cubes ½ cup yellow and red bell peppers and cut into small cubes 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped 1 egg ½ cup whole wheat flour Mild paprika and salt to taste 2 liters vegetable stock In a large pot, bring stock to boil and add vegetables according to their required cooking time. First add the carrots, beans, peas, onion, and pumpkin, and allow them to simmer for ten minutes before adding quick cooking vegetables like zucchini. Cover the pot and simmer for another 15 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. Note: If you want to include meat in this recipe, it should go in at the beginning. In a small bowl, beat together the flour, egg, paprika and salt. You can substitute other spices of course, and spice mixes are a quick and easy alternative. Once the vegetables are tender, scoop them out of the soup and bring it to a medium boil. Carefully drop ¼ teaspoons of the egg batter into the soup, and cook five minutes until done. Add vegetables back to soup, and serve immediately. Homemade Vegetable Stock 2 liters filtered water 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium-large onion, coarsely chopped 2 sticks of celery, chopped 1 large carrot, chopped 5 cloves garlic, crushed 2 bay leaves ½ teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon dried parsley 1 teaspoon salt In a large, lidded pot, heat the oil. Then add all of the vegetables. Let them cook over low heat for ten minutes with the lid on. Add the water and spices and bring to a boil. Lower the temperature and simmer for 45 minutes. Strain.

Share the recipe with a Chinese-speaking friend. 大丰收汤 豆角洗净,切成两厘米长段(半杯量)或豌豆 半杯备 西葫芦、南瓜、胡萝卜、彩椒洗净,切成丁( 半杯量)备用 洋葱一个,切丁备用 鸡蛋一个 全麦面粉半杯 准备辣椒粉和盐,依个人口味定量 蔬菜高汤两升,可用其它高汤代替 用煮锅将高汤煮沸。根据易熟程度放入备用蔬 菜,依次放入胡萝卜,豆角,豌豆,洋葱和南 瓜,小火炖十分钟,然后加入西葫芦及其他食 材,加盖,炖十五分钟直至蔬菜变软。(如根 据需要加入更多食材,肉需最先加入。)

用小碗将面粉,鸡蛋,辣椒粉和盐和匀,然后 捏成指甲盖大小的面球。也可根据个人口味加 入其它调料。捞出煮锅中变软的蔬菜,将锅中 剩下的汤煮沸,加入小面球继续煮沸五分钟。 将捞出的蔬菜放回锅中即成。 自制蔬菜高汤 纯净水两升 橄榄油两汤匙 偏大洋葱一个,简单切碎 芹菜两根,切碎 胡萝卜一大根,切碎 大蒜五瓣,捣碎 月桂叶两片 干百里香半茶匙 干欧芹一茶匙 盐一茶匙 用一个带盖的大汤锅,热油,加入所有的蔬菜。 加盖小火烧10分钟,然后加入水和调料煮沸。再 小火炖45分钟,将汤中杂物滤除。

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Fragrant Hills Park and Beijing Botanical Garden Admiring autumn leaves, flowers and a massive bronze Buddha text and photos by Sijia Chen

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ick start your day by heading to the Fragrant Hills branch of Sculpting in Time Cafe (1). This airy coffeehouse offers soups, sandwiches, pastas, salads, breakfast, and coffee. The blonde wood accents, billowing white drapes, and roaming cats come straight out of a vacation postcard. Take your cup of joe to the second floor patio for an expansive view of the mountains. Enter through the East Gate (2) of Fragrant Hills Park. There, a path branches out into two major routes: north and south. The southern path, which snakes through the park, is more challenging as it ends in a twohour hike to the peak, Xianglu Feng. Along the way, visitors can see Shuangqing Villa (Mao Zedong’s former residence) and the ruins of Fragrant Hills Temple. The northern path leads to the Chairlift Station (3) and is better suited to families with strollers or small children. There’s a Chinese restaurant called Songling Canting on the way up; otherwise, the park’s numerous food stalls sell the usual fangbian mian and soft drinks. Zhao Miao, or Bright Temple, the park’s Tibetan-style lamasery, is currently closed for repairs. Be forewarned: the RMB 50 price tag is good for one way up the chairlift only. Once you ascend the 557m to Xianglu Feng, you’ll either have to fork out another 50 kuai or walk down. That said, the views from the chairlift are breathtaking. On a clear day, you can see all across Fragrant Hills’ western slope and beyond to Beijing’s skyline.

Just past the North Gate of Fragrant Hills Park is the Temple of Azure Clouds (4), one of Beijing’s most beautiful Buddhist sites. The RMB 10 admission is charged separately, but well worth the money. The site features several halls and six courtyards rising in height with the mountain. At 35m tall, the Vajra Throne Tower is the highest point of the temple and offers a view of the entire compound. If you’re feeling ambitious, the Beijing Botanical Garden (5) is only a RMB 10 cab ride away. The grounds cover a whopping 564,000 square meters and feature over 6,000 plant species. The various outdoor gardens provide a perfect setting for a picnic, some reading by the lake, or even an afternoon snooze. Chinese literature fans can tour Cao Xueqin’s Memorial in the eastern part of the park, where the author worked on the manuscript for the classic Dream of the Red Chamber. The memorial houses several exhibition rooms detailing the author’s background, influences, and research for his novel. From the South Gate, walk north to the Tropical Conservatory (6). Located in the center of the Botanical Garden, the 9,800sqm Conservatory is an important site for plant conservation and research. The second floor houses the sweltering and awe-inspiring cacti display. For a break, head to the tiny café on the ground floor. They sell drinks and snacks for slightly marked up prices. Continue north to the Wofo Si (7), or Reclining Buddha Temple. One of the oldest

in Beijing, the temple was built during the Tang dynasty over 1,300 years ago. A long road lined with old cypress trees leads up to the second archway and opens onto five rows of halls. Most impressive is the centerpiece of the temple: a massive reclining statue of the Buddha that was cast in bronze during the Yuan Dynasty and weighs in at 54 tons. Wee ones will enjoy the carp and turtle pond, where dozens of painted turtles can be seen clambering over each other to vie for the best sunbathing spot. At the end of the day, cabs can be found just outside the Botanical Garden’s South Gate. There’s also a bus station just across the street to the east. Catch Bus 331 or 696 to Beigongmen Station subway stop on Line 4. The ride takes about 45 minutes with traffic – just enough time to doze off for a well-deserved nap.

Sculpting in Time Cafe 雕刻时光咖啡馆 50 Maimai Jie, Haidian District (8259 8296, kefu@sitcoffee.com) www.sitcoffee.com 海 淀区香山买卖街50号 Fragrant Hills Park (East Gate) 香山公园(东门) Daily 6am-6.30pm (Sep1-Nov 15) RMB 10, RMB 5 (students with ID). 40 Maimai Jie, Haidian District (6259 1155) 海淀区买卖街40号 Chair Lift Station 索道 Daily 9.30am-4.30pm. RMB 50 (weekdays), RMB 60 (weekends and holidays), RMB 20 (children under 1.2m).

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Temple of Azure Clouds 碧云寺 Daily 8am-5pm. RMB 10 华西路

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Beijing Botanical Garden 北京植物园 志 新 路 Daily 6am-8pm (summer); daily 7.30amWUDAOKOU 5pm (winter). RMB 5, RMB 2.5 (students with ID), RMB 45 (includes admission for outdoor gardens, Conservatory, and Wofo Si). Xiangshan Lu, Haidian District (6259 1283, HAIDIAN information@beijingbg.com) 海淀区香山路 HUANGZHUANG XITUCHENG ZHICHUN LU

ZHICHUNLI Conservatory

Tropical 大温室 Daily 8am-4.30pm (summer); daily 8.30am4pm (winter). RMB 50, RMB 40 (students DAZHONGSI with ID). 路 西 土 城

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Wofo Si 卧佛寺 Daily 8am-4pm (summer); 南 路 8.30am-4pm 学 院daily (winter) RMB 5.

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Leader of the Pack

Get involved with the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts of Beijing by Charlotte Moreau One of the Boy Scouts from Troop 943

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Packs and Troops, Dens and Patrols Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts have similar structures and philosophies, but they operate independently of one another as two distinct programs. In Cub Scouts, boys ranging from Grades 1 to 5 are put into one pack. Smaller groups within the pack are called dens. Each den has about six to eight boys, and are generally of the same age-group or

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PHOTOS: SONG YANG, COURTESY OF THE CUB SCOUTS AND BOY SCOUTS

s parents, we strive to connect our kids with good friends, positive inuences, and activities that build character and instill a sense of responsibility. When there is an organization as highly regarded as the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for boys and young men, we encourage our sons to actively participate. Being far away from home, we’re quite lucky to have such an outstanding program available for our kids right here in Beijing. While the BSA began as an American organization founded by Chicago publisher William D. Boyce back in 1910, it has grown to include the World Organization of the Scouting Movement, with over 110 million members from over 160 countries worldwide. Local Cub Scout packs and Boy Scout troops in Beijing represent approximately a dozen different nationalities with a combined membership of 150. As an overseas group, the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts are required to have a chartering organization. For the Beijing Cub Scout pack and for Boy Scout Troop 943, this sponsor is the International School of Beijing, although boys from many different Beijing schools actively participate. Troops can also be chartered by other organizations. For instance, Troop 1921 is sponsored by a church. Cubmaster David Wolf and Scoutmaster Randy Williams helped explain the similarities and differences between their groups, as well as how they bridge together to help boys become men.

Club Scouts climbing the Great Wall at Mutianyu


Playing Outside experience level. The levels are as follows: Bobcat, Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos – a clever name from the phrase “We’ll be loyal scouts.” This year, there are 12 dens with approximately 80-90 boys in total. Parent volunteers are crucial to the success of Cub Scouts, and fortunately, recruiting has not been a problem here. Pack sizes are about double or triple of what they might be in the US, because of shared interest from both boys and their parents. Cubmaster Wolf says, “The organization provides a structure for parents to be interactively involved in the same activities as the boys, and everyone finds it to be very rewarding.” In Boy Scouts, boys from Grade 6 and up, are assigned to a troop. Within each troop are smaller patrols, and here the boys experience true leadership through running their patrols independently. Troop 943 in Beijing has approximately 70 boys registered in their nine patrols. Adult volunteers are behind the scenes, offering more of an advisor role, which allows scouts the freedom to take on extra responsibility. “The hardest part of being a scout leader is keeping up with the boys,” says Scoutmaster Williams. “They have so much energy and great ideas. My job isn’t to lead the troop. I just coordinate the different parts. The boys do the leading.” Boy Scouts also help the Cub Scouts during occasional meetings, special activities, and the Arrow of Light ceremony when boys bridge from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts. As in Cub Scouts, boys in Boy Scouts achieve different levels as they acquire new skills. Earlier levels include Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class, and the higher levels of Star, Life and Eagle focus on leadership, service and individual knowledge. Since the troop began in Beijing in 1997, 30 scouts have earned the Eagle rank, which is impressive given that only about 2 percent of all scouts worldwide ever earn this rank. Activities and Involvement There are regular meetings for both groups, plus numerous events throughout the year. In addition to learning new skills and earning merit badges, scouts have a lot of fun too! Cub Scouts bond through exciting activities, like hiking the Great Wall at Mutianyu, participating in a Pinewood Derby, and going on the much anticipated Family Camp Out. Boy Scouts emphasize “Scouting is Outing” with many outdoor activities and six scheduled campouts. The boys participate in various community charity opportunities throughout the year as well. Wolf’s den held a charity drive, asking for backpacks and school supplies, which they then turned over to poorer schools. They also host a bike rodeo every year, where used bikes are collected, fixed up, and given to less fortunate children at migrant schools and orphanages. There are anywhere from 30 to 70 bikes turned over in a given year. Williams’ Troop 943 offered approximately 1,000 hours of service to the community, including cleaning up an animal shelter, collecting warm clothing for the homeless, and constructing a reading library at an orphanage. One ambitious scout collected discarded computers, refurbished them, and constructed a computer lab for a local school. Another spearheaded a recycling program in his school. Building Positive Futures The BSA mission statement is: To prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. The BSA provides a structured base of values and character building activities to help boys through the various phases of their lives. Magazine Publications, such as Boys’ Life and Scouting reiterate lessons they learn through the program. The Cub Scout motto of “Do Your Best” applies to each and every boy in the dens and packs, going at their level without pressure. The Boy Scout motto of “Be Prepared” reminds the boys that they have it within

Cub Souts dressed to impress

Boy Scouts camping along the White River

themselves to use their knowledge and skills to lead others. Shaping the world for the better, these boys develop the character to play a constructive role in society along the way. Funding and Registration Because of fundraising limitations in China, the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts are self-funded through the initial fees paid by members. The initial registration for Cub Scouts is RMB 1,000. There are also event costs and a uniform. They are looking into opportunities for corporate sponsorship for some of the larger events throughout the year. Boy Scouts is RMB 1,600 and there are fees for a uniform and any camping gear required for their six campouts. Because of the transient nature of Beijing’s expat community, the local packs and troops recognize the fact that boys come and go regularly. Scouting activities run from August to June each year, and boys can inquire about opportunities to join as they arrive in Beijing.

To register for the Cub Scouts, contact beijing.cubscouts@yahoo.com. To register for the Boy Scouts, contact scoutmaster2011@troop943.com or hair2011@troop943.com. More information on Boy Scout Troop 943 is available at http://troop943.com/Troop_943/Welcome.html

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Playing Family Travels

Island Hopping The Ligthart family basks in Thailand

Mother Paula with her daughters Nicole and Sabine

The Travelers Paula Ligthart, her husband Rick, and their daughters Nicole (16) and Sabine (13).

The best view of Thailand is underwater

The Cost The roundtrip flight between Beijing to Bangkok was RMB 13,476 for four adults. The roundtrip flight between Bangkok to Ko Samui was RMB 11,000 per person, including hotels and breakfast and a high speed catamaran from Ko Tao back to Ko Samui. A three-week trip to Thailand for four people came to a total of RMB 57,476, inclusive of flights (mentioned above).

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The Plan The trip was organized by a Dutch online travel agency (riksjatravel. com). They flew Thai Airlines to Bangkok, stayed there one night, flew the next day to Ko Samui. There, they stayed at Jasmine Resort, which had luxurious rooms, an impressive restaurant (where they dined every night) and service to boot. After a six-night stay at Jasmine Resort, they took a boat to Ko Phangan and stayed at Dreamland Resort. The resort had a basic, no frills room. The restaurant was substandard, but they enjoyed the pool and discovered an amazing small restaurant on the beach closeby. At the restaurant, a guy named Susie cooked dishes of authentic Thai food, which they ate twice a day. After six nights, they left for Ko Tao by boat. At the Ko Tao Resort, they were provided a basic room, but the pool and the restaurant were great.


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Sipping a smoothie without leaving the pool at Dreamland Resort Koh Phnagan

The Best Part It was fantastic having three different destinations rolled into one trip. Every week was different and by the end, it felt like a six-week holiday. A highlight was Nicole getting her Open Water Diving certificate at Ko Phangan. On Ko Tao, Rick and Nicole were able to take a few dives with the Ko Tao Resort Diving School, which was great experience. And on Ko Samui, they were able to rent a car and drive around, as well as ride elephants. In general, they loved the clean sky and dining every evening near, if not on, the beach. The Worst Part It was a disappointment that Dreamland Resort at Ko Phangan did not have the usual Thai friendliness. Apparently, there are not many Thai people that work on Ko Phangan, because Ko Samui and Ko Tao are more popular destinations. An Unexpected Moment When the fishermen came out at night, Susie would take the family to the boats, where they would pick out a fresh catch to cook the very next night. Family-Friendly Features In every resort, there were lots of families with small children but there were no extra facilities for children, besides a swimming pool. Everybody spoke English and it in that regard, it was very easygoing. Travel Tips They booked the trip with a travel agency but it was not necessary at all. Hotels can be booked online. They met a lot of people who only booked their plane reservations and found rooms when they arrived in the summer. However, it’s important to note that Christmas time is Thailand’s busy season.

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Off the Beaten Track Trekking through China’s deserts

The boys at Binglingsi Grottoes, outside Linxia

The Travelers Tina Beeck and her sons Beeck (13), Miller (11), and James (8); and their friends: Nicky Ebel, her husband David, and their sons Bryce (12), Joshua (12), Michael (10), and Callum (7). The Plan The families booked their tickets from Beijing to Yinchuan and from Xining to Beijing. They used Ningxia Desert Travel Service in Zhongwei for the camel trip and sheepskin raft ride down the Yellow River, and for booking private bus transport from Yinchuan to Zhongwei to Lanzhou via the Tengger Desert. Beeck and Ebel’s tour guide, Losang, from OT Travels & Tours, helped book rooms for them in Xiahe and Tongren, transportation via private bus from Lanzhou to Binglingsi Grottoes to Xiahe to Tongren to Taktser and to Xining. Losang also deserves credit for mailing a Nano ipod (that one of the kids left on the bus) to Beijing.

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The Worst Part The big downer was not being able to enter Taktser, the birth place of the Dalai Lama. An official of the Chinese government was visiting the same day and westerners weren’t allowed inside. They knew ahead of time that the birthplace is occasionally closed to foreigners, and although the landscape was amazing on the way, it was still disappointing to be turned away. Unexpected Moments They traveled to Yinchuan over May Holiday. While walking around town their first night there, they stumbled across a local middle school May Day celebration in the town square. The band played, troupes of beautifully

PHOTOS: COURTESY OF TINA BEECK

The Cost China Eastern flights from Beijing to Yinchuan cost RMB 570 per child and RMB 960 per adult. Returning home from Xining to Beijing cost RMB 750 per child and RMB 960 per adult. At the hotel, four rooms for 10 people ranged from RMB 20 per room per night to RMB 200 per room per night. More expensive lodging is available in every town. Transportation for 10 people via private bus came to RMB 8,400. The cost of the desert trek for a family of four was RMB 2,200. It included an afternoon camel ride, food, camping overnight in a tent in the desert, a morning camel ride and a sheep-skin raft trip. The total cost for a family of four over nine days was RMB 13,800 minus entrance fees and food.

The Best Part Firstly, Tina was delighted to be traveling with the Ebel family, who were up for a remote adventure in China. She also loved Xiahe for its laid-back atmoshere and had a great time at the Nomad Restaurant. From the resturant’s second floor seating area, one could overlook the prayer wheels along the east side of Mt. Kailash: the Inner Kora. Walking the Inner Kora at dawn and the Outer Kora at dusk were highlights of the trip. Of particular interest were the elderly women walking with canes and rhythmically spinning the prayer wheels around the Inner Kora as dawn broke. She also enjoyed Labrang Monastery – which included a tour of yak butter sculptures. For the kids, the best part was the camel trek through the Tengger desert. They had a great time playing in the sand, sleeping in the desert, and riding the camels. Everyone laughed their heads off as they discussed what the real silk roaders did for entertainment. They found out that camel riding loses its intrigue after the first hour. The best answer: gambling over which camel turd ball would reach the bottom of the dune first.


In front of a stupa in Qinghai Province

costumed dancers performed ethnic dances, and the townspeople seemed to enjoy practicing English with the waiguo adults and boys. It was a beautiful evening to be caught up in the excitement of the community event. Family Friendly Features This trip is family friendly for those who enjoy exploring less touristy areas. The kids enjoyed the freedom of the Western Xia pyramid site. They could be noisy and run around as long as they didn’t climb the eroding pyramids. Also, the desert offered a lot of opportunities to play. The families found that the more remote an area in China, the friendlier the people were and the more the locals tried to understand their limited Chinese. Then again, if you want to attract a lot of positive attention, travel with seven boys in tow. Travel Tips This itinerary takes travelers through some interesting minority territory. There is a contrast between the transient Buddhism of the Grottoes at Binglingsi and the stationary Buddhism of the Tibetans with their widestanced, heavy buildings. Also, the Hui minority in the area are highly visible with mosques towering in the distance in many of the small villages dotting the valleys, even those near Taktser. Lastly, explore Western Xia. While it was interesting to ride on a raft supported by inflated upside-down skins of dead sheep with bums puckered and legs straight up, it is definitely not everyone’s cup of tea. The Yellow River is far from a clean mountain stream; it is dirty and industrial. This group of travelers considered it a win and the kids will never forget how to construct a raft from the skins of dead animals. However, someone with a bleaker outlook could focus on the dead little fellows and the post-apocalyptic industrial sites lining the river.

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Day Tripper

A Sandy Escape Fun in the sun at Beidaihe by Jennifer Bushman

Sunbathers on Beidaihe’s beach

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(and a less violent one), it’s better to order off the menu. Since seafood is the most prevalent thing to eat in Beidaihe, it’s best to indulge. If you are lucky, you will find some fresh, and relatively inexpensive, seafood. Look for the men selling live crabs from their buckets, who will then boil it for you, ready for you to eat on the beach. If you are looking for more to your Beidaihe excursion, hop on a bus or hire a car to bring you to Shanhaiguan and Laolongtou. An hour away, this is the famous locale where the Great Wall meets the sea. The wall here has been restored, too well perhaps, as it has some of the usual cheesiness of other Chinese tourist sites. What remains, however, is its amazing proximity to the water and its importance in military history. The most impressive section of the Great Wall is Laolongtou, which translates to the Old Dragon’s Head. It’s awe-inspiring to see the peak of this section, where it does in fact look like a dragon’s head. From the top, you can gaze out at the sea and feel the cool breeze off the ocean spray. If you’re planning on staying the weekend, contact a hotel in advance. Some hotels, such as Yanshan Dasha, will only accept guests that are Chinese or Russian, which is off-putting and jarring if you are neither. A popular destination for Russian tourists, there are many shops and restaurants with only Russian signs. In the autumn months, it may be too cool for beach fun, but Beidaihe still has plenty to offer in the way of fresh seafood, group biking and Chinese history. But if you are looking for laid-back, small-town friendliness, look elsewhere.

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nly a two-hour train ride away, Beidaihe is a favorite Chinese summer resort located in Hebei Province. Bordering the Bohai Sea, it is clean, well manicured with plenty of flowers, and has a sprawling beach with cool calm waters. A popular destination in the 1890s after English railways engineers discovered this fishing village, Beidaihe became a popular spot for wealthy Chinese and foreign diplomats. After 1949, Mao Zedong and the Communist Party of China made it their summer retreat. While there are no sparkling white sands here, it’s a peaceful spot for escaping the crowds, noise and traffic of the capital. Typically a summer retreat, it still remains a popular respite in the cooler months of September and October. The beach’s flat tide and shallow water makes it is an ideal place for children to play. The sand is firm and just right for making sand castles or sculpting animals. There are plenty of places to buy beach equipment like inner tubes, beach toys, towels and bathing suits. They also have lines of shops along the main beach area to buy touristy knickknacks. If you want to get a little exercise, rent a tandem bicycle, made for two, or three. However, be careful navigating through the busy streets by the water; some of these streets are narrow and drivers are just as haphazard here as they are in Beijing. Seafood lovers have come to the right place. Find endless lines of seafood restaurants with aquariums full of fresh fish and shellfish. Even though it’s pricey (these places are out to get tourists), you can pick exactly what you want, fresh out of the tank. Take heed if you’re a bit squeamish, as they are likely to unabashedly kill the fish in front of you by stomping on its head or slamming it against the floor. If you want a less expensive meal


Beidaihe Guesthouse for Diplomatic Missions Inquire about a room with an ocean view. RMB 480- RMB 2,680. 1 Baosan Lu, Beidaihe District, Qinhuangdao (0335 404 1287) 秦皇岛市北戴河区保三路一号 Jinshan Hotel Rents out quickly. RMB 50 per bed, RMB 60 per bed (includes breakfast). 4 Dongsan Lu, Beidaihe District, Qinhuangdao (0335 404 1338) 秦皇岛市北戴河区东三路四号

Getting there Car: Take the Jingshen Expressway to the Beidaihe exit. Bus: Take a long distance bus directly to Beidaihe from Lizeqiao and Bawangfen bus stations. During high season, there are direct buses from Beijing Railway Station every hour. Approx distance: 252km Train: Nine trains depart from Beijing Railway Station to Beidaihe on a daily basis. One-way, it takes two hours.

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The Beiaihe Friendship Hotel RMB 570 for a standard room with breakfast. 1 Yingjiao Lu, Beidaihe District, Qinhuangdao (335 404 8558) 秦皇岛市北戴河区鹰角路一号

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I Want to Be an Architect Edwin Lam creates inspirational, impressionable spaces

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pon graduation, New York native Edwin Lam was Beijing-bound for the architecture ďŹ rm Studio Pei-Zhu. In the past ten months, Lam has contributed to various museum concepts and helped design a church in Ningbo. At Beijing BISS International School, the architect presented his ongoing work in Beijing, including two contemporary art museums, one of which was inspired by the art of Chinese painting and another, a proposal to convert an old television factory. He is also working on a series of schools in the Changping district of Beijing. Armed with photos, a 3-D animation flythrough and scaled models, Lam demonstrated the process an architect goes through, encouraging students to look at buildings in a different light. Jennifer Bushman


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“One of the basic concepts in designing a building is “form follows function.” The shape of the building comes from what the building does”

Annie Yang, 10, Macau How long did you go to school to be an architect? There are many different ways in which you can study to be an architect. I went through a five-year architecture program at Pratt Institute in New York. But you can do a four-year undergrad degree and then get your master’s.

Sarah Chung, 12, South Korea How do you think of building designs? One of the basic concepts in designing a building is “form follows function.” The shape of the building comes from what the building does. As for the Chinese art museum, our basic concept was the idea of where a Chinese painting begins, so we used the idea of an ink stone. Or you could do “function follows form” and you create the building shape and then you plug in all the programs from there. For the old television factory, we were given a building and we had to transform it into something else. We had to create something that could be switched into all these different programs.

Dong Wan Kim, 12, South Korea What do you use for the interior part of the buildings? The old factory building is mostly finished concrete. In transforming it into this new

museum, we are trying to keep the same materials as the old factory.

Dong Yoon, 12, South Korea How many months does it take to build? It takes a lot more than a few months. The last project I showed you [of the television factory that we will transform into a museum], it can take up to five years to get the whole museum working. It takes a long time, because there are lots of other things you need to develop after you build the structure. There is artwork that goes in there and there is a lot of coordination with the city and the artists. But in China, buildings go up faster and can take about two years.

Alex Chung, 12, South Korea How many people can fit in one of the museums you designed? You can get about 2,000 people in one of the museums. But the people won’t all be looking at the museum; they will be doing different things. They could be eating or they could be shopping.

to raise the ceiling and let light in from the side. The space depends mostly on sunlight. There are a lot of windows so you don’t need to install artificial light. Allowing more sunlight in was a big part of the design.

Ashley Lee, 10, Hong Kong Is it only a museum? That’s what’s interesting about this project. The Chinese art museum is a classical museum, but it also offers a lot more. You can go shopping and go to restaurants. There are workshops too, where you can create your own artwork and make your own paintings and sculptures. So it’s not just a museum.

Maurice Zhang, 10, China Where are the two buildings you showed us? The buildings are not built yet. We are waiting for the projects to be approved. They are both in Beijing. One will be built next to the Workers’ Stadium and it will be a museum for Chinese paintings. The other one is a proposal for an old television factory back in the 1990s that we’ll convert into a museum, and it is located north of the art district 798.

Intouch, 10, Thailand Why doesn’t the museum have more electric lights? In the old television factory, the main hall right now doesn’t have much light. The idea was

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Protecting the Planet Stepping up efforts to overcome climate change

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n an effort to bring light to the issue of climate change, four passionate, insightful teens from Beijing’s Climate Champions Summer Camp chatted with beijingkids. They explained how we can all do our part to preserve what we have left of our resources, how caring for the environment is everyone’s responsibility and why there is no time to waste in saving our precious planet. Kara Chin

From left: Guo Yupei, 16, Beijing No. 8 Middle School Yu Feng, 16, Niulanshan No. 1 Middle School Zhou Shen, 16, Beijing No. 8 Middle School Jiang Chengfu (Jesper), 14, Shunyi No. 5 Middle School

Do you feel the environment can be salvaged or is it doomed?

Have you seen any dramatic advancements (on a small or large scale) in saving the environment?

Guo Yupei: If we carefully control the rate at which we extract resources from the Earth, we can certainly maintain a balance and co-exist with nature in harmony.

Guo Yupei: Greenpeace is an obvious example, having persevered in protecting the environment for decades. And several years ago, my friends and I started a campaign to request that our school print everything double-sided. After six months, we succeeded.

Jesper: The environment can be salvaged but only if we all take part [in saving it].

Zhou Shen: We can’t change the fact that our planet is in danger, and we need to take immediate action. The measures we take may slow the damage but will never smooth over our mistakes.

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Yu Feng: I’m impressed by the Chinese Solar Valley in Dezhou, Shandong province. They have combined business and environmental protection. It’s a win-win combination. Zhou Shen: The policy to ban plastic bags in China has been a success. People must pay if they really want one. Jesper: No.

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Yu Feng: According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, the temperature will rise by six degrees centigrade by the end of this century if we don’t take measures to reduce carbon emissions. If that happens, we humans wouldn’t be able to survive. But since many people have realized the importance of protecting the environment, I believe we can make a difference and avoid disaster.


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“The measures we take may slow the damage but will never smooth over our mistakes”

Which countries bear the most responsibility in this issue? Guo Yupei: I would say that all countries share responsibility. Yet if I have to point out a “most” I would say developed powerhouses – countries that have gone through the industrial revolution and now dominate world markets, yet still refuse to make a significant effort to reduce carbon emissions. Yu Feng: Developed countries, especially America. Zhou Shen: Developed countries should definitely do more. They are wealthy and have advanced technology.

What measures should countries take to protect the environment? Guo Yupei: Setting limits on carbon emissions would be a good start. The timber market should be controlled to protect forests and there should be limits on converting natural habitats like marshes or savannahs into agricultural land. Jesper: Countries should launch public campaigns to combat climate change. Yu Feng: Governments should invest in green industry to support its development. They should also promote sustainability to their people. Zhou Shen: Limit the exploitation of natural resources. Develop new eco-resources. Make knowledge of climate change widely available. Enact reasonable environmental protection laws.

Do you feel the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Conference was an effective effort? Guo Yupei: It was effective in some ways. Although it failed to achieve a general consensus, it did reveal just how far some countries are willing to go to protect their economy and their people. Also, all the participating countries now understand what the demands of other countries are, which could lead to a consensus. Jesper: Yes and no. Yes, because some people are starting to do more to combat climate changing. And no, because some people still don’t do anything to combat it. Yu Feng: No. They did not pass a legally-binding agreement.

What are the biggest obstacles in combating climate change? Guo Yupei: Ourselves. Some of us feel a responsibility, but too few are willing to sacrifice our modern luxuries (or even necessities) for the sake of combating climate change. As for business firms and industrial firms, they are focused on making profits. Nations focus on economic growth. All these may contribute to excessive industrial and human activities that can put a stress on our already fragile climate. Jesper: People who don’t agree that we ought to combat climate change. Yu Feng: Cooperation among countries and the issue of how to develop economically while protecting the environment. Zhou Shen: Many people who are aware of the climate change don’t take action. Secondly, developed countries that shirk their responsibility to protect the environment, which makes the crisis much more difficult to solve.

Zhou Shen: As a Chinese person, I was happy to see that China had the courage to take on more commitments than even many developed countries.

Are there any upcoming relevant talks you’re looking forward, or policy changes you hope get passed? Guo Yupei: I hope that more countries will adopt a carbon emission-trading program. Despite the fact that this system has been accused of encouraging corruption and excessive emissions, I still think it is worth promoting because it efficiently manages emissions caps. Jesper: I wish that after Earth Day there could be a Low-Carbon Day during which governments and citizens promote sustainable lifestyles and actions. Yu Feng: I hope that the United Nations Climate Change Conference can pass a legally-binding agreement to succeed the Kyoto Protocol. Zhou Shen: I’d like developed countries to make more convincing promises and lead more concrete discussions about how teenagers can do their part.

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Parenting Beijing Baba

A Shortsighted Father In Chinese eye care, we trust by Gareth Jones

What we thought was a lack of coordination was in fact, the defective genes she inherited from her father’s side

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Gareth Jones has lived in China for five years and teaches English, Theory of Knowledge and Thinking Skills at YCIS Beijing. When he’s not teaching, he spends his time trying to keep up with his two daughters. Gareth also runs a small health and development charity, find out more at www.hand.org.cn

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h no,” the optician said gravely as he shined his light into the eyes of my three-year-old daughter Elin, “This is not what we want to see.” Two minutes earlier I’d been trying to assure him that Elin did, in fact, know her alphabet and that I couldn’t understand why she’d not been able to identify all but the largest of the letters at the summit of the eye test chart. Two days later we were back at his practice in my hometown of Cardiff in the UK, picking up a pair of glasses with a prescription in one eye of +950. Upon being told of the degree of Elin’s long-sightedness, I felt I must have done something wrong as a parent. How could I not have noticed? To put things in context, my father has a prescription almost twice as “good” as Elin’s. Yet, without his glasses, he becomes as unaware of his surroundings as a Beijing taxi driver driving at the end of a fourteen-hour shift. Later, an eye specialist told me that before the age of six, children’s eyes can do a lot to accommodate. It was for this reason that Elin wasn’t holding her little books at arms length or backing away from the TV as one might expect. He went on to say that she should have been to an optician earlier, but her eyes would improve. At this point, I churned out the line that we are all too quick to utter, about not trusting the Chinese medical system and had therefore waited to return home in the summer. The doctor smiled and responded that young doctors from the UK hospital were presently in rural China, administering training on the same types of issues to local village health workers! The next course of action to be considered in a few months time was putting a patch over her eye if the weaker eye doesn’t strengthen enough. Despite the fact that Elin’s little orbs had been working overtime to help her view of the world to be less mirage than that of a Monet, she is now seeing things a lot more clearly. The first thing that she said upon seeing my father one evening was, “Yeye, you have a very fat head!” Aside from noting the odd dimensions of my relatives, she’s much more inclined to sit and look at a book as she’s being read to. At the same time, we’ve realized that what we thought was a lack of coordination was in fact, the defective genes she inherited from her father’s side. All of this has left me feeling slightly guilty that I’d waited nearly six months to take her back to the UK for treatment that could have been done at a local health clinic. All I needed to have done was to do a quick Google search, to find one of several hospitals in Beijing that specialize in eye care. I’ve promised myself that I’ll open my eyes to what’s closer to home, so that I don’t feel the premature need to return home in the future!


Parenting Alternate Routes

When Words Are Needed

Learning vocabulary missing from Chinese textbooks by Jennifer Ambrose

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t was my new favorite Chinese phrase: “Wo bu pang. Wo huai yun le.” I cherished these words, anxious for every chance I had to spill them from my mouth. When shopping for clothing or ordering a second croissant at Starbucks, I confidently announced: “I am not fat! I am pregnant!” Already more than a year into my private Mandarin lessons, I discovered this obvious gap in my vocabulary when I was pregnant with Brigid. I was at the mall trying on a sweater that was tight enough to cling to my protruding midsection. I had just transitioned from ambiguous lumpiness to a nice roundness, something I was happy to celebrate. As I turned and admired the way the sweater hugged my new but welcome curves, I realized that the shop assistant was looking on with horror. Stumbling a bit to find the words, all I could do was point at my belly and say something about having a baby in there. The look of relief that swept across her face was enough to let me know I had expressed myself adequately.

I confidently announced: “I am not fat! I am pregnant!” At my very next Chinese lesson, my tutor Flora began my lesson with the proper phrase for the situation at the mall. She was naturally amused that somehow we had overlooked my need to be able to say, “I’m pregnant.” She had known early on because Myles could not keep the secret well. One morning he had interrupted my lesson asking Flora how to say “throw up every morning,” since that was what his mommy was doing because of the baby in her tummy. I was also amused that none of the textbooks or supplementary materials, all commonly used in commercial Mandarin training centers, contained any vocabulary that I was going to need when I was expecting. Because of the social and business focus of the textbooks, I had long since learned the words for “reserve a table,” “meet the guests at the hotel” and “sign the contract.” I did come across a specifically male orientation with one grammar lesson which instructed me to use the proper wording: “Tell your Chinese girlfriend she should learn to make Western food.” While I would not want to witness that discussion, Flora instructed me that yinggai or yao would be better than genhao in this situation. I told her that I would just have to take her word for it. For everyday vocabulary, Flora and I wrote our own flashcards. Certainly these would include names of what I would buy at the grocery store, but also unusual words that I really did use often, like names of dinosaurs, art supplies and baseball terminology. Now that I was having a baby, there was a whole new world of language that we needed to cover. In addition to “I’m not fat. I’m pregnant,” I needed to know how to say “maternity clothes” and “heartburn.” I gloried in “Wo bu pang. Wo huai yun le” for too short of a time, though. Only a few weeks later, I had to learn how to say, “Not twins. Only one.”

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 http://jenambrose.blogspot.com.

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The Nine-Month Countdown

A guide to getting through your pregnancy

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ongratulations! You are pregnant and this is one of the most exciting things that will ever happen to you. As an expat without extended family close by, the thought of having a baby in a foreign country may seem daunting, but mothers-to-be in Beijing need not worry. Because medical facilities in Beijing offer a full range of options for pregnant women, a many expat women opt to have their babies here. At Beijing United Family Hospital and Clinics (BJU), which follows an American model, Dr. Afnan, chair of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department explains, “We are well-equipped, have an intensive care facility, and experienced doctors.” But wherever you choose to give birth, there is a long list of things to do in preparation for the baby. With the help of Dr. Afnan, here is a month-by-month guide for moms-to-be. Jennifer Bushman

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You may experience nausea. Try eating small, frequent meals, and nothing too spicy. If you get heartburn, place a few pillows under your head so you are not lying flat. To control the nausea, try acupuncture or eating ginger. You may begin feeling extra tired. Take naps during the day and try to exercise regularly.

Month 1 One month before: Start taking folic acid and prenatal vitamins (see p22). Get checked for preexisting medical conditions. You can have pasteurized milk cheese, like cottage cheese and cream cheese. Do not eat raw fish, raw meat, uncooked eggs, or soft cheeses. Schedule your first prenatal appointment and write down any questions you may have for your doctor. Connect with other mothers. Discuss the topic of breastfeeding with La Leche League (sessions held in English and Chinese) or Baby Café in Sanlitun. Find fellow mothers online through the Beijing Bump and Beijing Mamas Yahoo groups.

Schedule an ultrasound with your doctor for a six-week check-up.

Month 3 Your doctor will administer a routine blood test. Your doctor may offer a combined test, which is an ultrasound and blood test to check for chromosome abnormalities in the baby. Women ages 35 and up are considered high risk, but even women under 35 years of age will be offered this test. Results of the test will come back in about two weeks. You may experience mood swings and even though your morning sickness may be getting better, you may find that you are having difficulty concentrating. To help your concentration, get plenty of sleep, eat lots of fruits and vegetables and avoid sugar, and make lists for yourself. Also, don't be afraid to ask for help, and always remember to set aside time for yourself. Get a check-up at 12 weeks.

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Month 4

Schedule check-ups every four weeks until the 28th week. Your doctor will give you a routine physical exam that includes blood pressure, urine analysis, and will check the uterus and listen to the baby’s heart. At 16 weeks, your doctor will review your collective blood results.

Month 7 Beginning at week 28, you should be seen by your doctor every two weeks for a routine check-up. At these appointments, the doctor will check the size of your uterus and to see which way your baby is facing.

Month 5 At 20 weeks, the doctor will take a detailed look at your baby’s heart, looking for abnormalities. An ultrasound will give you a look at the baby’s abdomen and brain. You are likely to feel pain on the sides of your abdomen. This is due to your uterus stretching. You may also notice that your feet swell if you stand too long. Rest as much as possible with your feet elevated. You may feel the baby move between 16 and 20 weeks.

At 36 weeks, your doctor may screen you for a bacteria infection called Group B Strep. Only one out of 2,000 pregnant women are at risk of getting this infection but it is severe. It can be treated with antibiotics.

Month 8 After 36 weeks, you will be visiting the doctor every week. Be sure to discuss a birth plan with your doctor. Labor should not be induced before 39 weeks unless there is a medical reason. Early inducement can affect the baby’s breathing.

Month 6 At 20 weeks, along with the routine physical examination, your doctor will give you a blood test to check for diabetes and your hemoglobin.

Month 9 At 40 weeks, 50 to 60 percent of women go into labor naturally without being induced. Your doctor may offer to give you a membrane stretch, which is mechanical stimulation. At 42 weeks, it is recommended that labor be induced; there is risk of an unexplained stillbirth. If you don’t want to be induced, your doctor will put you on a program to closely monitor the baby. Ten percent of women go past 42 weeks.

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Online Resources Swap stories with other Beijing parents beijing-kids.com/forum Look out for events beijing-kids.com/events Create a birth plan birthplan.com

Track your pregnancy online for free bbc.co.uk/health/tools/pregnancy_calendar Connect with other moms on Yahoo Beijing Mamas: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Beijing_Mamas Beijing Bump: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/beijingbump Attend a meeting with La Leche League Llli.org/Beijing Meet other pregnant and breastfeeding moms thebabycafe.org

Books What to Expect When You Are Expecting by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel The fourth edition of what is arguably the most famous English-language book on pregnancy is as exhaustive as it is thick. The 600-page tome discusses topics ranging from pregnancy tests and month-by-month fetal development to diet, illness symptoms and even advice on sex during pregnancy. The Expectant Father by Brott Armin Aimed at fathers-to-be, The Expectant Father comes with a month-by-month explanation of the different stages of pregnancy and gives an overall view of the different hurdles (ranging from physical to financial) that first-timers can expect to face. Your Pregnancy Week by Week by Dr. Curtis Glade This book offers all the medical background and information a young mother needs. Organized by week, the chapters outline the individual stages and the changes in a mother's body during pregnancy. Baby Love by Robin Barker Australia's bestselling babycare book gives expert advice for the first 12 months of a baby's life. Full of Robin Barker's wisdom and humor, this guide has been fully revised, including new material on nutrition, food allergy and intolerance, and updates on safe sleeping, breast-feeding, "reflux" and immunization.

To find the nearest bookstore, see Directory under “Shopping.”

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Birthing Baby A roundup of Beijing’s hospitals and facilities for expecting moms

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eijing families can select from a range of hospitals, all offering high quality prenatal, delivery and postnatal care. Options go beyond choosing a natural birth, epidural or a Caesarean section (C-section), and extend to water birthing, hiring a doula and an array of postnatal services. Indeed, the variety of services offered in Beijing hospitals is far from limited. The tricky part lies in choosing one.

AmCare Women’s and Children’s Hospital

English-speaking staff? Doctors do not speak English, but an interpreter can be provided. Prenatal services: Prenatal care packages available, clinical consultation from 12 weeks, discussion on choices of care, prenatal care by a team of private consultant obstetricians, prenatal education during pregnancy, delivery rehearsal, delivery planning, a moms-tobe class. Delivery and postnatal services: General anesthesia, epidural, C-section, forceps or vacuum delivery, baby massage, breastfeeding advice, 3-5 nights accommodation (based on the package). All packages include: All meals for the patient, all delivery routine charges, an extra bed for an overnight guest, all baby care items typically used during the stay, vaccines (including Hepatitis B, BCG for tuberculosis), cord blood screening. Screening for metabolic diseases, if clinically relevant. Cost: RMB 13,235 for basic prenatal check-up package, RMB 31,320RMB 35,100 for a natural vaginal delivery package, RMB 43,850-RMB 56,380 for a C-section package. 18 percent off for booking four months in advance.

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Conveniently located in Lido, AmCare Women’s and Children’s Hospital is dedicated to providing families “international-standard medical services [in a] Chinese cultural background.” The hospital consists of 36 homestyle private suites, three operation rooms and two surgery rooms. Their range of services include obsterics, gynecology, pediatrics, family planning, and psychological consulting. There is also a recreation center and gym. With world-class service at a comparably lower cost, it is a leading choice among expat mothers. Note: At the time of print, this hospital was booked solid until January 2012. 9 Fangyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District (6434 2399) www.amcare.com.cn 京美中宜和妇儿医院, 朝阳区芳园西路9号

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“I gave birth to lovely Madeleine at Amcare Women’s and Children’s in July 2010. The prenatal care was really good and comforting. My daughter was born the natural way and I’m thankful to the night-shift team for their professionalism – the way they reassured and encouraged me. The only regret I have is that the postnatal following is very poor. They do not train you to bathe, nurse, or feed your baby. The nurse takes your baby and they do not want you to assist during the blood tests. And you have to watch them wash your infant through a window! But, my second one arrives in one month and I did not hesitate to go back to Amcare!” - Marianne, French, AmCare Women’s and Children’s Hospital

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Families should note that most local Chinese insurance companies do not cover maternity for students and unmarried females. Also, most expat insurance policies require an entire 12 months of payment before maternity coverage kicks in. Read the fine print and talk to your insurance agent to make sure you’re covered. If you choose a local Chinese hospital, be prepared for some cultural

differences, regardless of ability to communicate in Chinese. In general, patients have to take a number, or guahao, and wait in a few hours just to see a doctor face-to-face. Generally, partners are expected to wait outside during these check-ups and even during the baby’s delivery. Also, bribery is not uncommon in Chinese hospitals. Bribing a nurse or doctor may be the only way to get a bed (which are sometimes reserved for VIPs) or to receive more careful attention. Another cautionary warning is that local doctors tend to push for a Csection. They’re not always necessary, but for doctors, these operations are faster, easier to administer and come with a higher price tag. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), almost 50 percent of pregnant women in China end up having a C-section. Having said all this, Chinese hospitals are increasingly popular among foreign families and many expat mothers have had wonderful birthing experiences there. Ultimately, there’s a hospital in Beijing for you. Jelena Kovacevic


Feature Beijing Mary’s Hospital Beijing Mary’s Hospital has established business relationships with various international healthcare insurers, making it convenient for insured expats. Services provided include prenatal packages, high-risk pregnancy management, postnatal care, and educational support for first-time mothers. They offer a series of lectures about pregnancy, covering nutrition and exercise, the stages of birth, the Chinese sitting month (坐月子) in a scientific way and baby care. They also have music classes for unborn babies and teach Lamaze breathing techniques to mothers-to-be. Practicing minimally invasive techniques, Mary’s Hospital provides high-quality health service to women and children. Also, a modern pediatric department offers an early educational program, which is open to newborns. 5 Hepingli Beijie, Chaoyang District (6421 6666) www.mary.net.cn 北京玛丽妇婴医院, 朝阳区和平里北街5号 English-speaking staff? No, but they have translators Prenatal services: Color doppler ultrasound, syphilis serum, Hepatitis C antigen, gynecology (consultation) clinical examination, leucorrhea routine + BV, and more Delivery services: Doula, vaginal birth and C-section, fetus care Postnatal services: Postnatal care and rehabilitation Optional: Private doctor service Cost: RMB 11,000 for a prenatal package (starting from nine weeks), RMB 25,000 for vaginal birth, RMB 35,000 for C-section “Our daughter Elisa was born at Mary’s Hospital in February 2011. It was a very easy birth and Elisa is a really healthy baby. I went there for all prenatal check-ups. Our baby was born in a natural way and her father could be with me all the time. During the three days after birth when we stayed in the hospital, the nurses taught me how to breastfeed, bathe her, and give a baby massage. In general, we found the staff in the hospital very helpful and caring, and also professional. There are only two things I can complain about. One, I didn’t get the epidural, but now I’m glad I didn’t, because they said it would slow the birth down. Two, when I told them I only eat chicken and fish, I got a turtle for lunch! [However,] I would recommend the hospital to friends.” - Libuse Tumova, Czech, Beijing Mary’s Hospital

Beijing Antai Maternity Hospital Founded in 2003, the Beijing Antai Maternity Hospital is purportedly the first technological hospital in China to meet World Health Organization standards. In addition to an obstetrics and gynecology department, they also have departments in the field of internal medicine, surgery, and urology. Famous for providing water birth services, the hospital has overseen more than 400 water births since 2004. They also have a direct billing relationship with several insurance companies. Bldg 18, Court 1, Xingheyuan, Jiayuan Road, Fengtai District (6773 5551, 6753 7768) www.antaihospital.com 北京安泰妇产医院, 丰台嘉 园路星河城1号院18号楼 English-speaking staff? Some doctors speak English Prenatal services: Ultrasound, blood test, remote fetal heart monitoring, premature birth prognosis Delivery services: Water birth, doula, vagina birth, C-section Postnatal services: Breast care for mothers, baby care Cost: RMB 6,479 for prenatal package. Delivery prices are dependent on accommodation (bedroom, living room, kitchen and bathroom). Five-day accommodation: RMB 35,000 for one bedroom, RMB 40,000 for two bedrooms, RMB 45,000 for 3 bedrooms. 12 percent off for booking four months in advance.

Beijing Oriental American-Sino Hospital The ethos at Beijing Oriental American-Sino Hospital is to “encourage and support normal childbirth with minimum intervention.” Growing in popularity, this hospital is said to support women in their choices, whether it is a natural delivery, epidural upon request or a C-section. There is a private care option, meaning that women can choose an obstetrician for private consultation and maternity care. This chosen obstetrician sees you at each visit throughout your pregnancy and is present at your delivery. 218 Anwai Xiaoguan Beili, Chaoyang District (6496 8888, 6496 5151) www.americansinoobgyn.com 北京美华妇儿医院, 朝阳区安外小关北里218号 English-speaking staff? Yes Prenatal services: Booking visit at 12 weeks and discussion on choices of care, prenatal care by a team of private consultant obstetricians, prenatal education during pregnancy Delivery services: Individual clinical midwifery and obstetrician support, epidural. Postnatal services: Continued support of mother, baby and family until the baby is 42 days old, postnatal care consultation online, support and assistance with infant feeding and weight gain, advice on initial screening tests for your baby, a postnatal support group. Cost: RMB 11,000 for basic prenatal check-up package, RMB 20,000 for a more comprehensive one, RMB 28,000 for a natural vaginal delivery package, RMB 45,000 for a C-section package.

“We had our first child by C-section at Beijing Oriental-American Sino Hospital and overall, we were quite pleased with the prenatal, delivery and postnatal care. The prenatal and postnatal care facility was relatively small, resulting in an intimate, doctor’s office feel. The English was satisfactory on the whole, and when English problems did arise, the employees tried their best to accommodate. The rooms were private, comfortable, and had amenities, such as Wi-Fi, a bathroom, shower and a bed for us dads. The nurses were fantastic, as was our OB/GYN. We would gladly recommend this hospital to anyone delivering a baby.” - Tyler Jensen, Canadian, Beijing Oriental-American Sino Hospital

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Feature Beijing United Family Hospital Beijing United Family Hospital (BJU) makes it their mission “to provide comprehensive, integrated healthcare services in a uniquely warm and caring patient and family service-oriented environment.” An expat favorite for maternity services, BJU offers international-standard medical services, including a Western-style LRDP (labor, delivery, recovery, and postpartum) birthing suite and an international team of doctors and midwives. Hospital resources include a neonatal intensive care unit complete with advanced neonatal emergency equipment, neonatologists, a College of American Pathologists (CAP)-accredited Blood Bank and CAP-accredited Laboratory for on-the-spot testing. In addition to medical attention, a mother’s hospital stay includes afternoon tea, candlelight dinners, nail treatments, and other auxiliary services. 2 Jiangtai Lu (in the Lido area), Chaoyang District (5927 7000, 5927 7120 emergency line) www.unitedfamilyhospitals.com 北京和睦家医 院,朝阳区将台路2号 English-speaking staff? Yes Prenatal, delivery and postnatal services: Well-woman care, pregnancy, postpartum, and childbirth classes, international-standard LDRP birthing suite, family-centered birthing services, Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC), adjacent operating rooms for Caesarean births, prenatal and postpartum yoga, breastfeeding support services, labor pain management, including a 24-hour anesthetic services Cost: RMB 12,600 for a prenatal package, RMB 56,000 for vaginal delivery, RMB 101,875 for a C-section delivery.

“Our baby boy was born on his exact due date, September 28, 2011, at Beijing United Family Hospital. Overall, it was a positive experience. The facilities are comfortable and the prenatal care is extremely systematic, so they don’t waste your time. We aimed for an all natural birth and we got that; albeit, we ended up needing a vacuum to get the baby out, as he was in a slightly less than optimal position. Our midwives were very professional and the doctor on duty was great under pressure, even when making some critical decisions. And now, I truly understand what labor really means. It took everything I had to make it happen, and I have my husband Mark, and doula friend Kathi to thank for that.” - Cathleen Chang, American, Beijing United Family Hospital

Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMC) Peking Union Medical College Hospital (aka Xiehe) has two locations, one in Dongcheng District and another in Xicheng District. The Dongcheng location has an international ward, but it is limited to 50 deliveries per month. Most of the time they are fully booked, so it’s best to contact them seven to eight months in advance. For a consultation in the “Special Needs Unit” (特殊门诊) where foreigners are admitted, the hospital requires a registration fee (guahao) of RMB 300. At your initial consultation, once your expected due date is calculated, set a date for delivery and book a bed. Don’t be discouraged if their first answer is no, as they often have additional bed space (reserved for VIPs). While the hospital’s service is up to par, families should not expect Western bedside manners here. When one mother went for her first check-up, the doctor’s first question was, “So, do you want this baby?” Another expat couple called for a first appointment and were denied, because they were not with an embassy. 1) 1 Shuaifuyuan, Dongcheng District (6529 6699) 北京协和医院, 东城区帅府园1号; 2) 41 Damucang Hutong, Xicheng District (6529 5284) 北京协和医院, 西城区大木仓胡同41号 www.pumch.ac.cn, http://english.pumch.cn English-speaking staff? Yes Prenatal, delivery and postnatal services: blood testing, ultrasound, C-section Cost: RMB 60,000 for a prenatal check-up and delivery package (RMB 5,000 less if a C-section is not performed)

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“My daughter is a Golden Pig, born in 2008, a high birth-rate year. I chose Peking Medical Union Hospital, as it is the most reputable in China. Also because my mom and other relatives were born there 60 years ago. Given that there were not enough staff members to take care of the large number of expecting mommies, I cannot say I enjoyed the satisfactory treatment there. What did make me feel comfortable was [the fact] that it was equipped with top-tier experienced doctors who bring reassurance – crucial for a first-time mom.” - Wang Chen, Chinese, Peking Union Medical College Hospital


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Beijing Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital Also known as Beijing Maternity Hospital, the Beijing Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital was established in 1959. Affiliated with Capital Medical University, it is also a World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Research and Training in Maternal and Infant Health and Women’s Health. While the hospital has two locations, the below address is the only location where they deliver babies. 251 Yaojiayuan Lu, Chaoyang District (8597 6699, 6282 5022) www.bjogh.com.cn 北京妇产医院, 朝阳区姚家园路251号 English-speaking staff: No and no translators. Prenatal and delivery services: Regular prenatal check-ups. Vaginal delivery and C-section. No postnatal services. Cost: RMB 6,000-8,000 for vaginal delivery, RMB 11,000-13,000 for C-section

Billing itself as Beijing’s “first membership-based hospital catering to sophisticated women,” this private birthing clinic located just south of the Shuangjing Carrefour on Dawang Lu is affiliated with the Peking University People’s Hospital Medical Group. It offers gynecological and obstetric treatments in addition to a wide range of other women’s health services in a clean and modern 12,000 square-meter facility with over 100 inpatient beds. Wuzhou also offers water birthing facilities and has newborn swimming classes. No walk-ins; meeting by appointment required. 24 Xi Dawang Lu (south of the Shuangjing Carrefour intersection on the west side of Dawang Lu), Chaoyang District. (Hotline 4008-900789) www.wuzhouhospital.com/en 五洲女子医院, 朝阳区西大望路 23号(双井家乐福南) English-speaking staff? Yes, but there are not enough English speakers. Best to bring a Chinese speaker. Prenatal Services: Pregnancy classes and club, remote fetal heart monitoring, premature birth prognosis, parturition services, ultrasound, birthing rehearsal and pre-admission preparation (VIP members). Delivery and postnatal Services: Water birthing, doula, C-section, epidural, newborn healthcare, swimming and touch therapy Cost: RMB 29,000 for natural birth (including epidural option) to RMB 39,000 for C-section delivery.

Resources Mavis Chen speaks Chinese and English, and provides doula services for both Chinese and foreigners. (8596 7577, mavis0801@sina.com) Childbirth educator and experienced midwife Anne Hemsley runs Parents to Be, a company that provides childbirth preparation classes for parents in the comfort of their own home. She also offers postnatal support. Parents may also meet her at Baby Cafe, meetings where parents discuss about any breastfeeding issues. These meetings are free of charge, but are by email invitation only. (anne.hemsley@gmail.com) American Kathi Levitan, a licensed Bradley Method Childbirth educator, offers group childbirth classes, natural childbirth coaching, hypnobirthing classes, pre- and postnatal consultation, labor support and advocacy. (135 2007 8429, beijingchildbirthclass@yahoo.com)

Bronwyn Smith, a midwife from Australia, is available for prenatal and postnatal consultation, and breastfeeding consultation, either in hospital or at-home. (breastfeeding.support.in.china@gmail.com) American Robyn Wexler completed her doula training in 2003 in her hometown of San Francisco, Fluent in English and Chinese, she has been offering birth doula services since 2004. She is the co-founder and director of Yoga Yard wellness center, which offers pre- and postnatal yoga, as well as other yoga classes. Additionally, Wexler is available for pre- and postnatal consultation, labor support and advocacy. (136 1126 6962, robyn@yogayard.com) www.yogayard.com

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Saskia (8) and Alexandra (4) on the playground with their ayi Xiaofu

Hiring domestic help for your home by Charlotte Moreau

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The Perfect Ayi


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Where to Look If you’ve just arrived in China and have yet to make many friends, you can begin the process by perusing noticeboards in local grocery stores for ayi and driver postings. Be sure to verify experience whenever possible so as to avoid being presented with a dishonest CV. You may also talk with the customer service office in your compound, which often has books filled with prospective ayis. A possible bonus of going through a compound is that they can provide translation help during an interview. Word-of-mouth references and online expat sites (such as the classifieds on beijing-kids.com) are other popular ways of sifting through ayi choices. You generally get an honest report and it’s a great opportunity to discover and discuss these points with an expat employer. Occasionally, ayis will refer their friends or family members to prospective families. There are also many expat ayi agencies that assist with the daunting task of hiring help. In addition, these services often provide drivers, Mandarin classes, and sometimes have discounts for multiple needs. This route can take some of the guesswork out of the process, with background and health checks complete and training offered. Agencies generally require clients to pay a membership or management fee for some of these extra assurances, but the monthly pay then goes directly to the ayi for the work she performs. Some wary expats may be concerned that some of the ayis’ full pay goes to a third party, but both Beijing Ayi Housekeeping Service Company and Beijing EX-PATS Service provide assurances that ayis do indeed get paid as contracted. Agency websites are a great source to clearly outline pay ranges depending on qualifications, language ability, hours and more.

work week plus overtime, and will receive a substantial increase after one year, since her responsibilities have increased. “Wenying is caring for our baby, therefore we feel the need to care for Wenying,” says Cupps. “Providing a good salary and benefits is just a start.” Feeling very lucky to have found exactly what she wanted in an ayi, Cupps says, “She’s kind of the manager of our house.” Wenying takes on responsibilities as needed and makes things flow for the family. As a new mom, Cupps explains, “I’m just trying to figure things out for myself, and Wenying doesn’t try to impose her own ideas in that regard. She really just wants to make me happy by doing a good job.”

A Two-Way Street Having lived in Beijing for over 11 years, the Buchinger family have seen their ayi needs change over time. A seasoned Beijing expat, Katharina Buchinger prefers using word-of-mouth to find ayis. Luckily, she has developed a great network of friends in Shunyi. Her current ayi, Xiaofu, has been with the family for a long time. Although they lost contact when Xiaofu temporarily moved away to give birth, she is back in Beijing and helping Buchinger with everything from household chores to watching the family’s daughters, Saskia (8) and Alexandra (4). Buchinger’s ayi works from 8.30am to 7pm on weekdays, and 11am to 7pm on Saturdays. She is paid “accordingly,” says Buchinger. As suggested by embassies, anywhere between RMB 2,500-2,800 is recommended for full-time English speaking ayis. Time and experience have helped Buchinger figure out what helps her family most. She strongly recommends contacting a previous employer if possible. Most importantly, you must train your ayi; don’t assume they know your standards or expectations. “Ayis always want to do what you want them to do, so teach them,” states Buchinger. Furthermore, just because an ayi worked for one expat family does not mean the same service will suit your family. The girls adore Xiaofu and the feeling is mutual, a sign they found the right ayi for their family. “You have to look carefully at the person you want to hire. If something doesn’t feel right, let it go,” recommends Buchinger. “You see this person more than you see your own husband sometimes, so you have to choose someone from your heart.” Buchinger speaks Chinese, which she believe does help. Communication is better and everyone is more aware of the expectations if you’re speaking the same language.

“You see this person more than you see your own husband sometimes, so you have to choose someone from your heart”

Increasing Responsibilities New mom Lisa Cupps works full time at the International School of Beijing (ISB). Knowing that they wanted to start a family, she and her husband wanted an ayi for cleaning as well as childcare. It was important to find someone who not only had childcare experience, but also truly enjoyed caring for babies. Cupps found this and more in Wenying, an ayi with experience working for expat families. At ISB, Cupps is able to bring 5-month-old Gabriella and ayi to her workplace. The school provides a baby crèche, where Wenying can care for Gabriella while Cupps is working closeby. Also, the school nurse is knowledgeable about emergency care for babies and has baby supplies on hand. Wenying was found through an advertisement posted on Beijing Café, an invite-only Yahoo Group. When the baby was born, Wenying’s workday changed from an eight-hour day to an 11-hour day, inclusive of the commute from Chaoyang to Shunyi. She is paid for a 40-hour

The Great Debate When new families come to Beijing, a lot of energy is spent on discussing the ayi situation here. Are people paying ayis too much? Are ayis too demanding? Is inflation greatly affecting local residents? Arm yourself with the information you need, and make your decision accordingly. There is no right or wrong answer. If you’re happy and your ayi is happy, it really isn’t a debate any longer. What’s important is making a decision based on what you’re comfortable with. It may take a try or two to get it right, but putting in the effort to find and train your ayi will yield positive results for all parties involved.

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Top Tips for Hiring Many guides can direct you to asking the “right” questions when hiring an ayi to work for you, including a great list of considerations in the “Helping Hands” article from the beijingkids 2011-2012 Relocation Guide (available for download at beijing-kids.com). No question is a silly one, when you’re choosing an employee, who you trust to care for your house and your children. In addition to the “Helping Hands” article, consider the following: Act fast. If you’re interested in a particular posting or referral from an acquaintance, contact the ayi immediately. Remember that ayis have different strengths and life experiences. Don’t assume that they can read your mind about what you want done or how you want it done. Find out if your ayi is willing to take on childcare and pet responsibilities in addition to house cleaning. Clearly outline your pay structure, pay increase schedule, holidays, bonuses and anything else that pertains to time or money. When possible, offer a trial period of work. This way, you both can determine if it’s the right fit.

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RESOURCES Beijing Ayi Housekeeping Service Company 北京家福来劳务服务有限公司 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Rm 220, Sanxia Zhaoshang Dasha, 11 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District (6434 5647/8, 139 1136 3252, service@bjayi. com) www.bjayi.com 朝阳区酒仙桥路甲11号三峡招商大厦220室 Beijing EX-PATS Service 北京易杨家美信息咨询有限公司 Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.30pm. Rm 6003, 6/F, Ambassador Mansion, B21 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District (6438 1634, 135 0123 7792, service@expatslife.com) www.expatslife.com 朝阳区酒仙桥路乙21号 国宾大厦6F-3

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A Second Joy Preparing for baby number two

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ntroducing a newborn to an only child isn’t easy. When expanding the family from one child to two, parents should consider a number of things, including how to prepare their ďŹ rst child and how to maintain a positive equilibrium at home. To gain perspective on the best way to approach a second birth, beijingkids spoke with three Beijing families as well as Vista Medical Center.

Ashley Liu, her husband Mike and their children Sophie (4) and Max (3 months)

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Feature Decisions, Decisions The optimal age difference for the first and second child is three years, according to Joanne Rhodes, a licensed clinical social worker and counselor at Vista Medical Center. Rhodes is referring to developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst Erik Erikson’s model of human being’s eight stages of development. In Erikson’s model, the early stages are as follows: from birth to 18 months of age is a basic trust vs. mistrust stage. From 18 months to

3 years old is when children develop autonomy and self-esteem. Stage four, which lasts from ages 3 to 5, can be described as our “play age,” which is why Rhodes suggests a three-year age difference. She goes on to explain that this is when children begin copying adults around them and take initiative in creative play situations. Around this age, children ask a lot of “why” questions and develop a sense of identity and power. Three years might be the optimal age

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Steven (9) is excited for his brother Alex (14 months) to climb trees with him one day

difference, but life doesn’t always go as planned. Rhodes goes on to say, “What’s optimal is sort of cultural and so undetermined.” In general, she recommends an age span that gives parents sufficient time with the first child and still allows the siblings to be close. In the end, a lot depends on the personality and temperament of the child. Flora Angel and her husband Steve, who hail from the US, have two sons: 9-year-old Steven and 14-year-old Alex. When Steven was 5, they decided they wanted a second child, but felt the timing wasn’t right. Not wanting to divide their attention between two children too early, they waited until Steven was a little older and the family more financially stable. Steven and Alex ended up being eight years apart, which Flora finds to be a wonderful age span. She is able to spend the majority of her day with Alex while Steven is at school; and then spends some time with Steven when he arrives home. Career-driven Ashley Liu and Mike Gagnon had their first child after their computer graphics business, Mindwalk Studios, took off. After landing The Simpsons as a client, they finally felt their business was on track and it was time to start a family. Liu advises other potential parents to do the same: “Start a business in your early 30s and the business will be mature and give you flexibility [later] when you have kids. My friends back in Canada, who have kids, are struggling with a full-time job; whereas I am managing a company and I’m spending a lot time with my kids.” Almost four years after their daughter Sophie was born, Liu and Gagnon had their son Max. They had discussed having a second child, but the decision was made following the death of Mike’s mother. Liu and Gagnon realized how difficult it would be for an only child to handle both grieving and post-mortem affairs. As morbid as it is to think about, Liu explains, “There’s the process of grieving, but there’s also the practical things, like getting a death certificate, and if you’re the only one that’s running around, it’s really hard.” Of course, there is no perfect age difference and a lot depends on the personality of your first child, but most parents would advise against having siblings too close in age. Children too close in age are more likely to have sibling rivalry, and in the beginning stages, it can be a handful caring for two babies at the same time. Later-in-Life Pregnancies Besides age span and career, other factors to consider when adding to the family include the


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parents’ biological age. “You should try to have children before age 35, because statistics show that at that point, your chances of having a developmentally challenged child increases,” advises Rhodes. It may also be more difficult to conceive in later years. Doctors, in China especially, strongly advise against later-in-life pregnancies, so mothers over the age of 35 should be prepared for some scrutiny. Mother of two, Alison Thompson was 32 when her son Milo was born and is 38 years old as she welcomes her second child. As she describes it, “[Doctors here] seem very paranoid about it, [pushing to] have all these tests, because there might be something wrong. It’s quite a negative vibe. I found that quite disturbing.” Regardless of warnings against births at a late age, many couples choose to start a family later in life. Liu, who had Max at age 39, even feels her second pregnancy was better than her first – possibly in part to having a wonderful doctor at American-Sino Hospital. Any fears they had about complications dissipated. And Angel, who was 33 during her second pregnancy, feels having a child later in life makes her feel younger. She explains, “It keeps me on my toes. I don’t feel my age half the time, because I’m crawling on the floor with a 14-month-old. It keeps me energized.” Introductions and Preparation When and how you tell your first child about the new addition to the family is all up to you. In preparation of sharing the news, consider your child’s age and personality. If your child has trouble expressing emotions in words, Rhodes encourages parents to offer a nonverbal creative outlet, such as drawing or using puppets. Most importantly, give them the opportunity to be involved and then leave the extent of that involvement up to them. Rhodes suggests waiting for the child to take the initiative and if interested, bring him or her to doctor appointments. Given that her son was 7 at the time, mother Flora told Steven right away when showing him a positive at-home pregnancy test. He later accompanied her to doctor appointments. Five-year-old Milo Thompson was told 12

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weeks into the pregnancy, when his mother showed him a photo of the ultrasound. Given her age, the pregnancy was classified as high risk, so Thompson and her husband waited 12 weeks until they told anyone, as is the standard in the UK, their home country. Ashley Liu included her young daughter in the family discussion leading up to her second pregnancy. That way, Sophie was not surprised when her mother became pregnant. Now, she lets Sophie hand her a diaper or two, but is wary about giving her too many motherly

responsibilities. Liu explains, “She does do it at her own accord, but we don’t want her turning into a mother figure at a young age. She needs to have a life.” Common Challenges Most parents are fearful of competition for attention between the siblings, but Steven took to his younger brother quickly and the two boys have had no jealousy issues. When asked about his younger brother, Steven remarks, “I enjoy being with him. It’s one of my best

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experiences. [I look forward to] him doing things I’m able to do, like climb a tree.” At 9 years old, Steven understands his baby brother requires more attention and the parents actively make sure neither boy feels left out. On a regular basis, she and her husband have what they refer to as “split duties,” making sure both children receive separate individual attention. “Any sense of jealousy and abandonment gets pushed to the side when they know they are as equally wanted as the other child,” reminds Angel. In anticipation of “territorial fighting,” Thompson got Milo to sort his toys into toys he can keep, toys to give to the baby and toys they can share. “So he’s still a part of things and he’s still got some control,” explains Thompson. Given his interest in pretend play, Milo also has his own “baby” that he wraps in a diaper and puts to sleep in a cot they built. For Liu, Sophie and Max’s four-year span is perfect. “If it were less, it would be harder on us. Right now, Sophie is not very jealous and she’ll help out. She loves her brother and hopefully they’ll have a great friendship as they grow up,” expresses Liu. As the due date for her second child approached, Liu planned for a dollhouse to be shipped to China for 4-year-old Sophie. Preparing gifts for the older child, as the baby receives gifts, helps the older child feel included and not forgotten. To help relieve the stress of taking care of two children, parents should consider hiring an ayi just for the baby. While they did not have an ayi for their first child, having a full-time, live-in ayi for their second child gives Liu plenty of time to spend with Sophie. Max won’t remember the early years, but since Sophie will, it’s important to prove that she does not come second to the baby. For instance, if they’re reading a book together and Max cries, Liu lets the ayi tend to him while she carries on with Sophie. When story time is over, if Max is still crying, Liu sees to him. Rhodes warns parents not to make any comparisons, positive or negative. She advises, “Make each child feel unique, because he or she is.” While this advice rings true, it is often hard to remember when you’re expecting the second time around. As Liu puts it, “In your mind, the first one is so perfect, that you just want another one of the first one. I’m not sure what’s in store and I think their personalities are going to determine that. And so far, so good.”


Directories Family Dining African Pinotage Probably the only South African restaurant in town, this restaurant is located in the Lane Bridge Compound on the northeast Fifth Ring Road and offers distinctive dishes like Cape Malay bobotie (a type of casserole made from meat and rice) and South African wines. Lane Bridge Villa Compound, Laiguangying Donglu (Take the Airport expressway and exit at the fourth exit at Beigao. At the first traffic lights turn left, and carry onto the next traffic lights where you turn right into the complex. The restaurant is situated across the bridge in the Clubhouse), Chaoyang District. (6430 7010, 136 1120 7396, amber@pinotage.me) 朝阳区朝阳区来 广营东路9号

American American Steak & Eggs Affordable meals, from classic American diner breakfasts to fancier dinner specials. They have a kids’ menu, books, toys and patience. Daily 7ammidnight. Xiushui Nanjie, Jianguomenwai (directly north of the Friendship Store, one traffic light west of Silk Market), Chaoyang District. (6592 8088/8788) www.steakeggs. com.cn 喜来中北美西餐, 朝阳区建国门外秀水 南街(友谊商店北面, 秀水西边第一个红绿灯) Blue Frog Daily 10am-2am. S4-30, 3/F, Bldg 4, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 4030, gregory@bluefrog.com.cn) www.bluefrog. com.cn 蓝蛙, 朝阳区三里屯北路19号三里屯 Village南区4号楼3层S4-30 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) Mon-Fri 10am-11pm, Sat-Sun 7am-11pm. S8-33, Bldg 8, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 1318); 2) Daily 10am-11pm. 6 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. (6433 5058) www. elementfresh.com 新元素, 1) 朝阳区三里屯 路19号三里屯Village南区8号楼S8-33; 2) 朝阳 区将太路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-2am. 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. Daily 11am-9pm. 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 East Dongfang Lu, Chaoyang District. (8532 1878, leelee@fatgburgerlover.com, jwu@fatburger. com) www.fatburger.com 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 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 non-meat 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. Daily 11am-midnight. S4-33, Sanlitun Village, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 8608) 朝阳区三里屯路19号三里屯Village3楼S4室 Fuel 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. langhamplacehotels.com 朝阳区首都机场二经 路1号朗豪酒店(T3航站楼西南) Nola Sip on wine and eat Cajun dishes including boudin balls, po-boys and gumbo at this bar and eatery near Xuishui Jie. Mon-Fri 8am-11pm, Sat-Sun 10.30am-11pm. 11A Xiushui Nanjie, Chaoyang District. (8563 6215, nolacafe@hotmail.com) 朝阳区秀水 南街11号 Peter’s Tex-Mex Grill 1) Daily 7.30am11.30pm. Jiangtai Xilu (next to SALT and Frank’s Place), Chaoyang District. (6435 3509); 2) Mon-Fri 9.30am-11pm, Sat-Sun 7.30am-11.30pm. 88A International Club, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8532 2449) 彼德西餐, 1) 朝阳区将台西路 (SALT/Frank’s旁边); 2) 朝阳区建国门外大街 21号国际俱乐部88A 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) 顺 义区来广营东路(北京京西学校旁边) The Kro’s Nest 1) Daily 10-2am (kitchen closes 11pm). Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (across from Salsa Caribe), Chaoyang District. (8523 6655); 2) Mon-Thu 10am-midnight, Fri-Sun 10-1am. 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) Tim’s Texas Bar-B-Q Little cowboys and cowgirls can chow down on hearty portions of carnivore fare, all served in a restaurant packed with authentic high-plains kitsch flown in from the Lonestar State. Daily 9ammidnight. 14 Dongdaqiao Lu (on the corner of Guanghua Lu), Chaoyang District. (6591 9161) www.timsbarbq.com Tim’s 熏烤房, 朝阳区东大桥路14号贵友大厦正北200米

Bakeries, Delis & Desserts Awfully Chocolate Scrumptious chocolate cakes are to die for – rich in taste yet moist and light. Three flavors: original (RMB 138276), banana (RMB 168-336) and rum and cherry (RMB 178-356). 1) Daily 10am-10pm. Rm 05A�Bldg 1, Raffles City, Dongcheng District. (8409 8452, beijing@awfullychocolate. com.cn); 2) Daily 9am-9.30pm. Bldg 2, Carrefour Shopping Center, Zhongguancun Plaza, Haidian District. (5172 2511, beijing@awfullychocolate.com.cn); 3) Daily

10am-9pm. Rm 108, Bldg 2, Wanda Plaza, 93 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (5820 5826, beijing@awfullychocolate.com.cn) www.awfullychocolate.com.cn 1) 东城区东直门来福士 广场B1-05a (Raffles City); 2) 海淀区中关村家 乐福购物中心B2楼(肯德基旁); 3) 朝阳区建国 路93号万达广场2号楼108 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 8am-8pm. Unit 109, Bldg 11, Central Park, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6533 6973, cchow68@gmail.com) www. ccsweets.cn 喜喜饼房, 朝阳区朝阳门外大街 6号新城国际11号楼109号 Colibri Cafe Nestled in the trendy entertainment destination alongside creative labels and high end boutiques, this Café offers more than 20 flavors of cupcakes (RMB 23), all handcrafted with fine ingredients and topped with soft butter cream, designed by awardwinning San Francisco-based studio Eight Inc, who embodies the vibrant spirit of the Hummingbird to Colibri. Sandwiches and coffee would complement the colorful spread of mid-day snack. Daily 9am-10pm. LG51, Sanlitun Village North, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 0808) 蜂鸟, 朝阳区三里屯路 11号三里屯Village北区地下1层 Pie House 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 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, Pie House delivers rich, heavenly pastry free within the Fourth Ring Road or to Wudaokou. Their pie lineup including 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) http://www.piehouse. com.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@swee ttoothbeijing.com, order@sweettoothbeijing. com) http://sweettoothbeijing.com The Lollipop Bakery UK Cupcake connoisseur bakes her sweet creations and delivers by the dozen. Choose from chocolate, vanilla and other flavors. Custom cakes upon request. Also available at Crepanini, Fisheye Café, and Secrets From Africa. Reserve 24 hrs in advance. also available at Crepanini, Fisheye Café, and Secrets From Africa, Chaoyang District. (135 5277 2683, cupcakes@lollipopbakery.cn) www.lollipopbakery.cn 朝阳区可百尼尼,鱼眼咖啡和亦有售

Buffets Bubbalicious Brunch Sunday 11.30am3pm. 2/F Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5922 8888 ext 8102) 朝阳区东三环北路7号金茂北京威

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斯汀大饭店 InspiRED Brunch Sunday 11am-3pm. 1/F Westin Beijing Financial Street, 9B Jinrong Jie, Xicheng District. (6629 7810) 西城区金 融街乙9号 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 (11am3pm) is RMB 180 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 noon3pm, 6-9pm. From Jingshun Lu, turn left (west) at Shunbai Lu Intersection, (turn at the driveway just west of the Hegezhuang Village Sign), Shunyi District. (6433 6270) 果 园, 顺义区崔各庄乡何各庄村(过何各庄村路 标往南转)

Cafes & Sandwiches Alba Daily 8am-2am. 70 Gulou Dongdajie (east of Nanluogu Xiang), Dongcheng District. (6407 3730) 东城区鼓楼东大街70号 Da Salzatore 8am-9pm. Baixinzhuang (opposite to the east gate of ISB), Shunyi District. (8046 4755) 顺义区白辛庄顺义国际 学校东门 Drum and Bell Daily 1pm-2am. 41 Zhonglouwan Hutong, Dongcheng District. (8403 3600) 鼓钟咖啡馆, 东城区钟楼湾胡同41号 Maan Coffee Daily 9am-midnight. 7 Jiangtai XiLu, next to the entrance gate for Side Park, across from Rosedale Hotel, Chaoyang District. (8457 3470) 漫咖啡, 朝阳区将太西路7号 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) Pure Smoothies Small chain of smoothie stand serves healthy blended smoothies (i.e. The Detoxifier, Mango Soy Smoothies), juices, teas and other beverages. The Sanlitun stand is perfect for a hot summer’s day. Daily 10am-10pm. 1) B1/F, Shin Kong Place, 87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District.; 2) North side of The Orange exhibition hall, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (8660 7588) http://www.purecafe.asia/ 1) 朝 阳区健国路87号新光天地下一层; 2) 朝阳区三 里屯路19号三里屯Village南区The Orange北边 The Café at Palette Vino The Café at Palette Vino offers wine and “bistro-style” Mediterranean fare in a pleasant environment featuring a rooftop deck, two courtyards, a lounge ad bar. 10am-6pm. 701 Pinnacle Plaza, Euro Village, Shunyi District. (8046 4463) 顺义区天竺开发区日样广场701号

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The Swiss Deli Daily 7am-10pm. 1/F Swissotel, 2 Chaoyangmen Bei Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6553 2288 ext. 2127, publicrelation. beijing@swissotel.com) www.swissotel.com/ beijing 东城区潮阳门北大街2号 Wild Honey Daily 10am-9.30pm. 01-19, 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 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. (6429 6888); 3) 16 Pufang Lu, across from Carrefour, Fengtai District. (6761 7161); 4) 1/F, Entrance B03, north corner of Jinyuan Shopping Mall, 1 Yuanda Lu, Haidian District. (8887 1155); 5) Yiyuan No.15, Anhuibeili, Yayuncun, Chaoyang District. (6497 8978); 6) 15 Tuanjiehu Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (8596 8881) 金鼎轩酒楼, 1) 朝阳区建国路87号华 贸购物中心B1楼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 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, Minzu Hotel, 51 Fuchengmennei Dajie, Xicheng District. (6605 9327); 2) Store 2, Bldg 9, Joy City, 101 Chaoyang Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8552 9488); 3) 1/F, Xizang Dasha, 118 Beisihuan Donglu, Chaoyang District. (6498 5543); 4) 1/F, Haoyue Jianguo Hotel, 17 Jianguomennei Dajie, Dongcheng District. (65131288); 5) 3/F Novotel Xinqiao Hotel, Dongjiaominxiang, Dongcheng District. (6512 9603) 唐宫海鲜坊, 1) 西城区西城区 复兴门内大街51号民族饭店1楼; 2) 朝阳区朝 阳区朝阳北路101号朝阳大悦城9楼2号(青年路 口); 3) 朝阳区朝阳区北四环东路118号西藏 大厦1楼; 4) 东城区东城区建国门内大街17号 好苑建国商务酒店1楼; 5) 东城区东交民巷新 侨饭店3楼

Catering Richard’s Banquet Catering Service Co. Provides catering services for banquets and organizes activities, performances and entertainments, decorations for meetings embassies, social organizations, companies and families for groups ranging anywhere from 2 to 2,500 people. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Rm.701, Unit 3, Bldg 1, Dongrunrengjing, Nanshiliju, Dongfeng Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (8430 1623, 133 0121 3605 (English and Chinese), jack1123@126.com, party365@sina.com) http://www.party365.com.cn/ 金日葵宴会外 卖服务公司, 朝阳区东风南路南十里居东润枫 景1号楼3单元701室

Central & South American Brazilian Barbeque Gauchos Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-9.30pm. Gate 3, inside Chaoyang Park (by the lake), 20 Chaoyang Gongyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District. (8595 2661) 卡乌秀巴西烤肉, 朝阳区朝阳公 园西路20号 (朝阳公园3号门内) Brazilian Churrascos Daily 11.30am2.30pm, 5.30-10pm. 1/F Crowne Plaza Park View Wuzhou, 8 Beisihuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (8498 2288 ext 6178) www.crowneplaza.com/beijingwuzhou 巴 西烤肉, 朝阳区北四环中路8号五洲皇冠假日 酒店1层 Latin Grillhouse Mon-Fri 11am-3pm, 511pm, Weekend 11am-3.30pm, 5-11pm. C111, Block 1, Solana, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5905 6126/8) 拉丁 餐厅, 朝阳区朝阳公园路6号蓝色港湾国际商 区1号楼C1-11 The Mexican Kitchen Mexican food for

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Beijing’s gringos. The small ones will be kept happy with the tasty treats on the kids’ menu. The restaurant provides a convenient baby-changing table in its bathroom, and is also happy to host your kid’s next birthday party. Daily 10.30am-9.30pm. 705 Pinnacle Plaza, Tianzhu Real Estate Development Zone, Shunyi District. (8046 4558/59, cater ing@globalcuisinebeijing.com) http://www. globalcuisinebeijing.com/mexicankitchen 墨西 哥厨房, 顺义区天竺开发区荣祥广场705号

Chains Pizza Hut A prime example of successful franchise localization, Beijing’s Pizza Huts do much more than sinicized pizza (i.e. the crispy shrimp pizza, RMB 68) by serving everything from “sirloin” steak to select dim sum dishes (i.e. egg tarts). The real cultural experience, however, is witnessing yuppies attack the one-trip-only salad bar and constructing towering constructions of raw veggies held together with thousand island dressing. Available for kids birthday parties. Daily 10.30am-10.30pm. 1) 3 Jianguomenwai Dajie (east of Jinglun Hotel), Chaoyang District. (6532 4121); 2) 27 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6465 2976); 3) 2A Fuxingmenwai Dajie, Xicheng District. (6856 9389) http://www.pizzahut.com.cn/phcda/index.aspx 必胜客, 1) 朝阳区建外大街3号京伦 饭店东侧; 2) 朝阳区东直门外大街27号; 3) 西城区复兴门外大街甲2号

Chinese 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) Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5-10pm. 24 Xinyuan Xili Zhongjie, Chaoyang District. (6462 4502); 2) Mon-Fri 11.30am9.30pm, Sat-Sun 11am-10pm. 7/F, Dangdai Shangcheng, 40 Zhongguancun Dajie, Haidian District. (6269 6726); 3) Daily 11.30am9.30pm. 6/F, Shin Kong Place, China Central Place, 87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (6533 1536) www.dintaifung.com.cn 鼎泰丰, 1) 朝阳区新源西里中街24号; 2) 海 淀区中关村大街40号当代商城7层; 3) 朝阳区 建国路87号华贸中心新光天地6层 Dolar Shop 11am-10pm. 1) Raffles City Shopping Mall, 1 Dongzhimennei Dajie, Dongcheng District.; 2) 3F-32(1) Guo Rui Cheng Shopping Center, 18 Xuanwu Dajie, Xuanwu District. (6717 2156, 6719 2156); 3) SF-01 U-Town, Sanfeng Beili, Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5977 5778, 5977 5779); 4) Ste 2, 7/F Joy City, 131 Xidan Dajie, Xicheng District. (5971 6881) http:// www.dolarshop.com/ 豆捞坊, 1) 东城区东直 门南街1号来福士广场5F-03; 2) 宣武区崇外大 街18号国瑞城购物中心3F-32(1); 3) 朝阳区北 京市朝外三丰北里2号悠唐生活广场5F-01; 4) 西城区西城区西单北大街131号大悦城7楼02 Dongbeiren Daily 11am-10pm. A1 Xinzhong Jie, Dongzhimenwai, Dongcheng District. (6415 2855) 东北人, 东城区东直门外新中 街甲1号

October 2011

Hai Di Lao Daily 9-2am. 1) 4/F Wangjing International Commercial Center, 9 Wangjing Jie, Chaoyang District. (6595 0079); 2) A2 Baijiazhuang Lu, Sanlitun (west of Beijing No. 80 Middle School), Chaoyang District. (6595 2982) 1) 朝阳区望京衔9号望京国际商业中心 4楼; 2) 朝阳区白家庄路甲二号第80中学西侧 In & Out Daily 11am-10pm. 1 Sanlitun Beixiaojie, Chaoyang District. (8454 0086/6467 5235) 一坐一忘, 朝阳区三里屯北小街1号 Shanghai Min (Xiao Nan Guo) 1) 2/F, Jinbao Plaza, 89 Jingbao Jie, Dongcheng District. (40 0820 9777); 2) Rm 301, 3/F, China Life Center, 17 Jinrong Dajie, Xicheng District. (40 0820 9777); 3) Stall CC16, B1/F, Oriental Plaza, Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District. (40 0820 9777); 4) 5/F, Raffles City Beijing Shopping Center, 1 Dongzhimen Nandajie, Dongcheng District. (40 0820 9777); 5) Stall 401-A, 4/F, IFC Mall, 1-3 Xinyuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (40 0820 9777); 6) 3/F, Bldg 1, Sanlitun SOHO, 8 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (40 0820 9777) 小南国, 1) 东城区金宝街89号金宝大厦2楼; 2) 西城区 金融大街17号中国人寿中心3楼301; 3) 东城区 王府井大街东方新天地广场地下一层CC18号铺; 4) 东城区东直门南大街1号北京来福士购物中 心5楼04-05号铺; 5) 朝阳区新源南路1-3号都 汇天地商场4层401-A号铺; 6) 朝阳区工体北 路8号三里屯SOHO一栋3楼

Cooking Lessons and Schools Be a Chinese Chef (BACC) BACC teaches expats in the vicinity of Chaoyang park how to make numerous Chinese traditional dishes, including all-time favorites such as kungpao chicken and peppered beef. Room 102, Unit 4, Building 3, North Part of Chao Yang Park Xi Li, Chaoyang District. (65384069, beachinesechef@hotmail.com) Beijing Foodies Meets on the first Sunday of each month. Locations subject to change every month, Chaoyang District. (bjfoodies@gmail.com) bjfoodies.blogspot. com Class by Stephanie A decent mid-range Western restaurant whose core audience is curious, outward-looking locals as much as the regular expat crowd. Try the spinach, bacon, and blue cheese salad (RMB 35) or the roast duck breast with port sauce and Tuscan beans (RMB 55). Daily 7.30am-10pm. 1/F, Bldg D, Global Trade Center, 36 Beisanhuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5825 6778, classbystephanie@gmail.com) 朝阳区北三环 路36号环球贸易中心D座1层 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 eightcourse 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, fangjiakitchen@yahoo.com.cn) 方家美食工作 室, 东城区方家胡同13号

European MARE Elegant atmosphere. Fun with a crowd. Selection of tapas is inventive and good for vegetarians and omnivores alike. Daily noon-11.30pm. 1/F, E-Tower, 12C Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6595 4178/2890) 古老海西餐厅, 朝阳区光华路丙 12号数码01大厦1层 Mosto Sun-Thu noon-2.30pm, 6-10pm; FriSat noon-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm. 3/F, Nali Patio,

81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (5208 6030) www.mostobj.com 摸石头, 朝阳区三里 屯路81号那里花园3层 SALT Mon-Sat noon-3pm, 6-10.30pm, Sun Brunch noon-4pm. 2/F, 9 Jiangtai Xilu (opposite the Japanese School, west of Rosedale Hotel), Chaoyang District. (6437 8457) www. saltrestaurantbeijing.com 盐, 朝阳区将台西路 9号2层(珀丽酒店西边) 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@vineyardcafe.cn) www.vineyardcafe.cn 葡萄院儿, 东城区五道营胡同31号

French Brasserie Flo Superb, if pricey, French cuisine (the chateaubriand, in particular, is outstanding, and the wine list is good). This restaurant also has a pleasant playroom for children, complete with toys, arts and crafts, and, on weekends, an ayi keeping things real. Voted “Best French (Affordable)” in the Beijinger’s 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am-3pm, 5.30-11pm. Rainbow Plaza (Longbo Guangchang), 16 Dongsanhuan Beilu (south of the Great Wall Sheraton), Chaoyang District. (6595 5135/9) www.flo. cn 北京福楼餐厅, 朝阳区东三环北路16号隆 博广场二层 Cafe de la Poste Daily noon-2:30pm, 6pm12am. 58 Yonghegong Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6402 7047) www.cafedelaposte.net 云游驿, 东城区雍和宫大街58号 Bei Artistically presented North Asian cuisine in a peaceful, minimalist setting. Choose among three tasting menus and a page of a la carte dishes. Daily 5.30-10.30pm. B1/F, The Opposite House, Bldg 1, Sanlitun Village, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6410 5230, info@beirestaurant.com) www.beirestaurant.com 北, 朝阳区三里屯路11号三里屯 Village1号楼瑜舍地下1层

German German Food Center The answer to all your sandwich needs can be found at this long-running Maizidian deli selling domestic and imported meats, sausages, bread, coffee, cakes and other imported items. Daily 9.30am-7pm. 105 Binduyuan Mansion, 15 Zaoying Beili, Maizidian (800m east of Nongzhanguan Beilu), Chaoyang District. (6591 9370) 德国食品店, 朝阳区麦子店枣营北里 15号宾都苑公寓105号(长城饭店南侧,农展馆北 路往东走800米路北) Schindler’s Tankstelle A very traditional German restaurant, right in Ritan Park. This casual, fun eatery will appeal to the whole family, with excellent service and exceptionally kid-friendly food. Highchairs are available, but we recommend sitting outside on long benches, Bavarian beer hall-style so it doesn’t matter how much food gets on the floor. As far as the menu is concerned, it’s sausages, sausages, sausages. There are many different types that are generally healthy, low-fat and imported. Parents claims the mashed potato is the best in Beijing. 1) Daily 10am-midnight. 15A Guanghua Lu (200m east of Ritan Park South Gate), Chaoyang District. (8562 6439); 2) Daily 11am-midnight. 1 Houshayu Zhen, Shayu Lu, Shunyi District. (8042 2291) http:// www.schindlersinfo.de/ 申德勒加油站, 1) 朝 阳区光华路甲15号(日坛南门往东200米); 2) 顺义区沙峪路后沙峪镇1号 Villa Castanea 6272 0130. 266, Pu An Dian, Wan’an Donglu, Haidian District. (Daily 11am-10.30pm) 七叶香山, 海淀区万安东路 普安店266号


Directories Ice Cream 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) www.haagendazs.com. cn 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)

Indian & Pakistani

vary from Soan Papri, Rosogolla, Marthri to Navrattan and Papad. A range of lassis and freshly-made natural fruit juice are available as well. Delivery available. Daily 11am-7pm. Rm 202, B1/F, Tower B, Sanlitun Soho, Chaoyang District. (5935 9463) 星船印度吧, 朝阳区三里屯Soho B座地下1层202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.thetajpavilion.com 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F2-03; 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

Italian Alio Olio West gate of Chaoyang Park, Chaoyang District. (6594 0938) 朝阳区朝阳 公园西门

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) 138A, B1/F, The Place, 9 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6587 2999); 2) S93-3, Sanlitun Village South, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6416 0181/6121); 3) 5/B, Hairun International Apartment, 2 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. (5135 8353); 4) Sancaitang Xiezi Lou, 160 Chengfu Lu, Haidian District. (6262 7944) www.ganges-restaurant.com 恒河印度 餐厅, 1) 朝阳区光华路9号世贸天阶地下1层 138A; 2) 朝阳区三里屯路19号三里屯Village南 区S93-3; 3) 朝阳区将台路2号海润国际公寓 底商5号; 4) 海淀区成府路160号三才堂写字 楼1层13号 Harry’s Kitchen Catering services in the Shunyi area featuring South Asian, Middle Eastern and Western food, including seasonal specialties. Also provides catering related items and services. 11-2pm, 5pm-9.30pm. Inside Wanke City Garden, Shunyi District. (139 1169 0944, 8049 7941, harryskitchen@hotmail.com) 北京巴顺海力餐 厅, 顺义区万科城市花园内 Indian Kitchen Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-11pm. 2/F, 2 Sanlitun Beixiaojie (opposite Korean embassy), Chaoyang District. (6462 7255) 印度小厨, 朝阳区三里屯北小 街2号2楼 Royal Boat Offers typical Indian tea by cup or pot (three cups), made from different flavors of Assam, Darjeeling premium, CTC and Leaf Tea imported from India. Snacks

Little Italy This Shunyi standby features a children’s play area enclosed in soundproof glass. Grownups can indulge in quiet conversation over pizza and salad while their kids shout and screech with abandon. The children’s menu includes pasta, chicken nuggets and milkshakes served in colorful kid-sized dishes. Daily 10am-10pm. 813 Pinnacle Plaza, Tianzhu Real Estate Development Zone, Shunyi District. (8046 4679) http://www. globalcuisinebeijing.com/littleitaly 小意大利, 顺义区天竺开发区荣祥广场813号 Meeting Point Airy, friendly neighborhood Italian restaurant specializes in cucina Italia with an Abruzzese touch. Suitable for dinner dates and family meals, with delivery and takeout available. Daily 11am-10pm. B103, Landgent Center, 20 Dongsanhuan Donglu, Chaoyang District. (6775 8063) 朝阳区朝阳 区东三环中路20号(双井桥)乐成中心美食 广场B103

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. 1) Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30pm-10pm. 902 Pinnacle Plaza, Jingshun Lu, Shunyi District. (8046 5112); 2) Unit N430, 3/F, Sanlitun Village North, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District, Chaoyang District. (6415 2112) 尚水长廊铁板烧餐厅, 1) 顺义 区天竺镇开发区荣祥广场902; 2) 朝阳区朝阳 区三里屯路11号院(Village北区)能号楼三层 N4-30单元 Hatsune 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 Isshin Japanese Sushi Restaurant Boasts three student-friendly locations in western Beijing, and a fancier outlet in

Jianwai Soho. The sashimi is tasty, as is the remarkable tonkatsu, an enormous plate featuring deep-fried pork cutlet served with lashings of plum sauce, shredded cabbage, rice and miso – all for only RMB 28. 1) Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-10pm. Rm 1501, Bldg 15, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5869 5769); 2) Daily 11am-1.30pm, 5-9.30pm. 2/F, Bldg 1, Oversea Student Dormitory, Beijing Normal University, Haidian District. (5880 9785); 3) Sun-Thu 11am-2pm, 5-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am2pm, 5-11pm. Door 3, Bldg B, Ziguang Development Plaza, 11 Huixin Dongjie, Chaoyang District. (6482 3600); 4) Sun-Thu 11am-2pm, 5-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-2pm, 5-11pm. 35 Chengfu Lu (30m north of the traffic lights next to Wudaokou subway station), Haidian District. (8261 0136) 一心日本料理, 1) 朝阳 区东三环中路39号建外Soho15号楼1501; 2) 海 淀区北京师范大学留学生公寓二层; 3) 朝阳区 惠新东街11号紫光发展大厦B座3单元; 4) 海淀 区城府路35号院(五道口城铁站旁信号灯往北 30米路西院内) Matsuko Serving up one of Beijing’s best known buffets since 1992, this chain of Japanese restaurant feeds hungry white collar types with its bountiful spread of sushi, sashimi, noodles and more. The daily lunch buffet (RMB 98, Mon-Fri 11.30am-2pm, RMB 108 Sat-Sun 11am-2.30pm) features over 60 kinds of dishes, ranging from eel with teriyaki sauce and tempura shrimp to sushi rolls and desserts. Children under 110 cm eat for free. Be forewarned that the different branches charge different prices for the buffet. Voted “Outstanding Japanese” in the Beijinger’s 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. Mon-Fri 11.30am-2pm,5-10.30pm, Sat-Sun 11am-2.30pm, 5-10.30pm. 1) 78 Anli Lu (Subway Line 5 Datun Lu East Station), Haidian District. (5963 6663, li_juan1997@sina. com); 2) 1/F, 8 Nanxinyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District. (8731 9890, li_juan1997@sina. com); 3) 2/F, Jinglong Dasha, 225 Chaoyang Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6509 8999, li_ juan1997@sina.com); 4) Baijiazhuang (south east corner of Changhong Qiao), Chaoyang District. (6582 5208, li_juan1997@sina.com); 5) 39 Liangmaqiao Lu (opposite 21st Century hotel), Chaoyang District. (8453 4062, li_juan1997@sina.com) http://www.matsuko. com.cn/e_index_hoawei.asp 松子, 1) 海淀 区安立路78号(5号线大屯地铁站东); 2) 朝 阳区南新园西路8号龙头公寓南栋一层; 3) 朝 阳区朝阳北路225号京龙大厦2层; 4) 朝阳区星 期五餐厅对面松阪屋; 5) 朝阳区亮马桥39号( 21世纪饭店对面) Tairyo Teppanyaki The “Benihana of Beijing” specializes in all-you-can eat teppenyaki (RMB 150 for lunch, RMB 168 dinner) served up by knife-wielding chefs who slice and dice everything from beef and lambchops to cod filets and shrimp in front of you. Also serves sashimi and other assorted eats. The Sanlitun venue aims for a more upscale clientele and charges RMB 198 for all-you-can-eat-anddrink. Voted “Outstanding Japanese” in the Beijinger’s 2011 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) Daily 11am-11pm. 15 Wanliu Zhonglu, Haidian District. (8256 6044); 2) Daily 11.30am-3pm, 5.30-11pm. S2-32, 3/F The Village at Sanlitun, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6416 8075, 6416 0075); 3) Daily 10am-1pm, 5-11pm. 305 China View, Gongti Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8587 1180/1); 4) Daily 11am-2pm, 5-11pm. 2/F, Yaxing Mansion, Maizidian Jie, Chaoyang District. (6461 2336); 5) Mon-Fri 10am-1pm, 5-11pm. Building E, Shenggu Jiayuan, Anzhen Qiao, Chaoyang District. (6444 8855/66) http:// www.tairyo.cn/ 大渔铁板烧, 1) 海淀区万柳中 路15号; 2) 朝阳区三里屯路19号The Village at Sanlitun 南区,三层S2-32; 3) 朝阳区工体东路 中国红街305号; 4) 朝阳区麦子店街亚星大厦 2层; 5) 朝阳区安贞桥胜古家园E座 Takenosuke Mon-Fri 5-11pm, Sat-Sun 11am-11pm. 5081, 5/F, Bldg D, Chaowai Soho, 6B Chaoyang Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5869 1323) 武之助, 朝阳区朝外大街乙6号朝 外Soho大厦D座5楼5081室

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Korean Han Na Shan Daily 10.30am-11pm. 1) B118A Huamao Shopping Center, 79 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (5969 5086); 2) 8/F Viva Shopping Mall, Fuli City, 65 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Shuangjing, Chaoyang District. (5903 7358); 3) 8 Huayuan Donglu (near the Guo’an Theater), Haidian District. (8203 7888/6886) 汉拿山, 1) 朝阳区建国路79号华 贸购物中心B1楼B118A号; 2) 朝阳区东三环中 路65号富力广场8楼; 3) 海淀区花园东路8号 (国安剧院附近) Saveurs de Corée Daily noon-11pm. 128-1 Xiang’er Hutong, Dongcheng District. (5741 5753) www.saveursdecoree.com.cn 韩香馆, 东城区香饵胡同128-1号 Shanggu City Korea Village BBQ Your usual Korean BBQ staples – beef, lamb, pork, vegetables – served by waitresses in ethnic dresses who speak limited English but do have a picture menu. Daily 10am-9.30pm. Adjoining the Jenny Lou’s near Lane Bridge, 5 Laiguangying Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8470 3016) 尚古城韩国烧烤, 朝阳区来广 营东路5号

Mediterranean Napoli/Casablanca Daily 11am-2pm, 511pm. B1/F, Prosper Center, 5 Guanghua Lu (west of Kerry Centre), Chaoyang District. (6562 8576) 意大利那布勒斯比萨, 朝阳区朝 阳区光华路5号世纪财富中心地下1层 The Olive Cafe Salads, sandwiches, dinner, health food, juice and desserts. Outdoor dining on warm days. Also serving weekend brunch. Daily 10.30am-10.30pm. 17 Gongti Beilu (opposite north gate of Workers’ Stadium), Chaoyang District. (6417 9669) 朝阳 区工体北路17号 Taverna Daily noon-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm. 1949 – The Hidden City, Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu (behind Pacific Century Place), Chaoyang District. (6501 8882, oft@elite-concepts.com) www.elite-concepts.com 朝阳区工 体北路4号院 (盈科中心南面)

Middle Eastern Dini’s Kosher Restaurant Sun-Thu 11am-10pm (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) www.kosherbeijing.com 蒂 妮犹太餐厅, 朝阳区芳园西路9-12号(四得 公园南门) Ibn Battouta The steaming bowl of harira (RMB 25), a hearty yet subtly spiced soup of lentils, chickpeas, rice and tomatoes, powerfully evokes – by smell, sight and taste – a trip to Morocco. Whether you too have fond memories of couscous to awaken or are new to Moroccan cuisine, expect the authentic dishes served in this charming hideaway to whisk you away. Mohammed, the affable coowner, is happy to suggest something off the menu, like a tagine of lamb (RMB 65) with prunes, almonds and onions in a thick gravy which we scooped up with hunks of delicious homemade crusty flatbread. It would have paired beautifully with a Guerrouane, but since no wine is served, end your culinary excursion in traditional fashion, with three cups of sweet mint tea. 4-103 China View Building (in the alley north of Danger Doyle’s across from Pullman Steak), 2 Gongti Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8587 1255, 139 1141 5052) 摩洛哥餐厅, 朝阳区朝阳区工体东路甲 2号红街大厦4-103 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

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Reader Restaurant Awards. Daily 11.30ammidnight. 1A Gongti Beilu (opposite Zhaolong Hotel), Chaoyang District. (8454 3838) www. rumigrill.com 入迷, 朝阳区工体北路甲1号兆 龙饭店对面

Pizza Gung Ho! Gourmet Pizza Factory Daily 11am-midnight. Bldg. 3, China View, (rear side, opposite City Hotel), Gongti Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8587 1404/1370) www. gunghopizza.com 叫板披萨, 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 Nearby the Tree De Koninck and Hoegaarden on tap. Upstairs is a child-friendly restaurant serving pasta, pizza, sandwiches and Belgian waffles. Daily 11am-11pm; bar is open until 2am. Xingfu Sancun 3 Xiang (behind Yashow, west of Tongli), Chaoyang District. (6413 1522/87) www.nearbythetree. com 树旁边酒吧, 朝阳区幸福三村三巷三里屯 南33号院内(雅秀后边同里西边) Papa John’s Pizzas, pastas and salads at reasonable prices. Little Papa pizza-making course available for kids’ parties; call your nearest store for details and to book an English-speaking instructor. 1) 1015, Phase 2, Yansha Outlets, 9 Dongsihuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (5129 2560); 2) Mon-Fri 10.30am-10pm, Sat-Sun 11am-10.30pm. Bldg 31, Pinnacle Avenue, Liyuan Jie, Tianzhu Zhen, Shunyi District. (6450 8970); 3) Daily 11am-10.30pm. B1/F, Kerry Centre, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (5165 9299); 4) Daily 11am-10pm. 1/F, Fuli Cheng,

Guangqumenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5165 9733); 5) Daily 11am-10pm. Shop L223, Europlaza, 8 Yuyang Lu, Tianzhu Zhen, Shunyi District. (5129 3305); 6) Mon-Fri 10.30am-10pm, Sat-Sun 11am-10.30pm. 2/F, Henderson Center, 18 Jianguomennei Dajie, Dongcheng District. (5165 8026); 7) Mon-Fri 10.30am-10pm, Sat-Sun 11am-10.30pm. Zone A, Fraser Residence, Bldg 1, Balizhuang Xili,, Chaoyang District. (5165 5652) 棒约 翰, 1) 朝阳区东四环南路9号燕莎奥特莱斯二 期1015号; 2) 顺义区天竺镇丽苑街荣和商业中 心31号楼; 3) 朝阳区光华路1号嘉里中心地下 1层; 4) 朝阳区广渠门外大街1号 (双井桥西 北侧); 5) 顺义区天竺镇榆阳路8号欧陆广场 223号; 6) 东城区建国门内大街18号恒基中心 商场二层西北侧; 7) 朝阳区八里庄西里1号楼 辉盛庭公寓一层A区 Pizza Buona Daily 10.30am-midnight. 7 Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6551 3518) 百好乐, 朝阳区工体西路7号 Pizza Hut Daily 10.30am-10.30pm. 1) 3 Jianguomenwai Dajie (east of Jinglun Hotel), Chaoyang District. (6532 4121); 2) 27 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6465 2976); 3) 2A Fuxingmenwai Dajie, Xicheng District. (6856 9389) http://www. pizzahut.com.cn/phcda/index.aspx 必胜客, 1) 朝阳区建外大街3号京伦饭店东侧; 2) 朝 阳区东直门外大街27号; 3) 西城区复兴门外 大街甲2号 Tube Station Pizza The 700-sqm Gongti branch appeals to families craving tabletipping NYC-style pizzas (i.e. the Greek Mama, Plain Jane, Margritte etc.) and other kid-friendly favorites including onion rings, fries, wings and plenty of beer for dad. Voted “Outstanding Pizza” in the Beijinger’s 2010 Reader Restaurant Awards. 1) Mon-Thu 11am-10.30pm, Fri-Sun 11am-midnight. Inside Workers’ Stadium North Gate (next to Vics), Chaoyang District. (6553 5253); 2) Mon-Fri 10am-10pm, Sat-Sun 10am-midnight. 1 Fuyuanmen (400 meters north of Beijing University West Gate, on the northwest

corner of the intersection), Haidian District. (6252 8057); 3) Tue-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm. Bldg B, Youyan Dasha, 2 Beitaiping Zhuang Qiao, Xicheng District. (8201 4899) 站点披萨, 1) 朝阳区工体北门内; 2) 海淀区福缘门1号 (从北大西门往北走400米, 在路口的西北角); 3) 西城区北太平庄桥2号 有研大厦B座

Russian Queen’s Cafe Daily 12am-11pm. 3/F, S9, Sanlitun Village South close to Karaiya Spice House , 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6416 1928, info@queenscafe.com) http:// www.queenscafe.com/ 皇后饭店, 朝阳区三里 屯路19号三里屯Village南区3层(近辣屋) 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. Daily 10am-10pm. 1) 1 Xiyangguan Hutong, Dongzhimennei Zhongjie, Chaoyang District. (6403 1690); 2) 5-15 Dongzhimennei Dajie, Dongcheng District. (8407 8158, 6403 1896) 彼得堡俄餐厅, 1) 朝阳区东直门内北中街西羊 管胡同1号; 2) 东城区东直门内大街5-15号

Southeast Asian Food Republic 10am-10pm. 1) 33 Guangshun Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6472 0998); 2) 15 Zhonguancun Dajie, Haidian District. (5172 1429); 3) CC36, B/1 Oriental Plaza, 1 Chang’an Dajie, Dongcheng District. (8518 6182); 4) B02 Viva Shopping Mall, Fuli City, Shuangjing, Chaoyang District. (5903 7050) http://www.dashidai.com 大时代, 1) 朝阳区 朝阳区广顺北大街33号; 2) 海淀区海淀区中关 村大街15号中关村; 3) 东城区东城区东长安街 一号东方广场CC36; 4) 朝阳区朝阳区东三环中 路65号富力广场B02号 Lau Pa Sak On weekdays, this Singaporean joint is packed with diplomats and professionals, but at lunch on weekends it’s taken over by kid-toting huaqiao feasting on nasi goreng, curry puffs and Hainan chicken (surprisingly, they serve a pretty satisfying hamburger). The laksa is among the most authentic in town and regulars rave about the beef rendang, nasi goreng fried rice and condensed milk coffee. Don’t forget the pandan cake for dessert. The forgiving staff are happy to let your kids check out the fish tank. Daily 11am-11pm. Xindong Lu (opposite Canadian Embassy), Chaoyang District. (6417 0952) 老 巴刹, 朝阳区新东路加拿大使馆对面 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. Daily 11am-10pm. 1) 1/F Building B, Ocean International Center, 58 Dongsihuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5908 0075); 2) 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 Nyonya Kitchen Nyonya Kitchen devotes an entire page of the menu to the introduction of Peranakan cuisine and clearly describes each of their dishes. In an effort to keep it authentic, they import their spices and curry pastes from Malaysia. The Nyonya specialty curries are essential. Daily 11am-9.30pm. Across from Gaojiayuan Middle School, opposite the Lido Hotel, Chaoyang District. (6433 7377) http://www.nyonyakitchen.com/customize/mlkitchen/index.php 娘惹厨房, 朝阳 区高家园中学丽都饭馆对面 The Yard This sister restaurant of Nyonya Kitchen oozes colonial elegance and polished charm. The menu, featuring specailty dishes like ki hokkien mee (yellow noodles in hok-

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kien dark sauce with seafood and pork) and yam kueh (steamed yam cake garnished with minced pork and fried shallots) satisfies even the most traditional of Malaysian palates, and weekends feature an all-you-can-eat brunch (RMB 68 for adults, RMB 48 for kids, free for tots under 3). Daily 11am-10pm. 3 Kaifa Jie, Xibaixinzhuang, Houshayu, Shunyi District. (8049 9449, theyardbeijing@yahoo.com) http://www.yardbeijing.com 庭院餐厅, 顺义 区后沙峪西白辛庄开发街3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 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 Bali Thai Specialized in handling event needs, including catering meals, arrangements and decoration, and bar services. Also offers Indonesian and Thai food. Daily 11am10pm. 5/F, Raffles City Mall, 1 Dongzhimennan Dajie, Dongcheng District. http://www. balithaicafe.com/ 巴厘泰, 东城区东直门南大 街1号福士中心5层 Lemongrass Thai and Indian Restaurant This restaurant is conveniently located near China World Mall and serves good Thai and Indian food at relatively cheap prices, and the friendly wait staff makes the dining experience easier for families with young children. Daily 11am-11pm. 1) 17 Jianguomenwai Dajie, behind the Friendship Store, Chaoyang District. (6591 3100, 6586 3150); 2) 1/F, Jinzhiqiao Dasha, 1A Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6500 3855) 柠檬 叶泰印餐厅, 1) 朝阳区建国门外大街17号友 谊商店后; 2) 朝阳区建国门外大街甲1号金之 桥大厦1层 Purple Haze Restaurant & Bar Thai cuisine served amongst purple hues. Books, coffee and Wi-Fi create the perfect atmosphere for a lazy afternoon. Wednesday night jazz at the China View location. Consistent winner of Best Thai/Southeast Asian in the Beijinger Restaurant Awards. Daily 11am-11.30pm. Opposite the north gate of the Workers’ Stadium (in the small alley behind the ICBC Bank), Chaoyang District. (6413 0899, 8774 6387, purplehaze@purplehaze.com.cn) www. purplehaze.com.cn 紫苏庭, 朝阳区工体北门 对面胡同工商银行后

Vegetarian Elaine’s Vegetarian Restaurant and Bar Elaine’s quaint little garden supplies generous portions of Chinese vegetarian fare. The selection of over 100 well-portioned dishes, including the requisite imitation meat dishes (including imitation “duck,” recreated soy “chicken” and sizzling bogus “beef”) are popular with both vegetarian and carnivorous diners. Daily 11am-2pm, 4.30-9.30pm. Walk 800m along the banks of Luoma Lake, 100m north of Luoma Roundabout, Houshayu, Shunyi District. (8048 5088) 素心小筑, 顺义 区后沙峪镇罗马环岛向北100米左转, 沿罗马 湖畔800米 Garden No. 10 Western Style Vegetarian Buffet Serves everything from vegetarian dim sum and pasta to sushi and “steak” in a buffet style setting. Buffet prices range from 98-168 (depending on drink selection). 3 Bldg 4 Jinquan Meishu Guan, 312 Datun Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8485 5188, 8485 5088) 十号庄园西式素食自助餐厅, 朝阳区朝 阳区大屯北路312号金泉美食宫4楼03号 Jing Fun Veggie Cafe Serves international


Directories cuisine using no artificial ingredients or MSG in a clean and sleek environment. The menu features dishes made from mushrooms and other pure and natural ingredients. They also make their own tempeh and eggless cake. Daily 10am-10pm. 1 Bishui Yuntian, Wanliu Zhonglu, Haidian District. (8256 5205, jingfancafe@yahoo.com.cn) 净饭, 海淀区万 柳中路碧水云天底商1号楼(海淀国税局西)

women’s health and pediatrics. Foreign language support is available upon request.24-hr appointment service. Daily 8am-4.30pm. 9 Fangyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6434 2399 24hr hotline, 800 610 6200) www.amcare.com.cn 北京美中宜和妇 儿医院, 朝阳区朝阳区芳园西路9号

Natural Vegetarian Lohas This large Buddhist-themed vegetarian restaurant serves mock meat renditions of pepper steak, hui guo rou (twice cooked pork), fried dumplings, papaya cake and more made from all-natural ingredients and no MSG. 14-9, District 1, Anhui Li, Chaoyang District. (6492 7559) 博 味堂自然素食, 朝阳区朝阳区安慧里1区14-9号 The Veggie Table The shitaki 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. WedMon 11am-11pm. 19 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng District. (6446 2073) 吃素的, 东 城区五道营胡同19号 Xu Xiang Zhai Vegetarian Restaurant Daily 10am-9pm; lunch buffet 11.30am-2pm, dinner buffet 5.30-9pm. 26 Guozijian Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6404 6568) 叙香斋, 东 城区国子监大街甲26-1号

Family Health Directory Clinics & Hospitals 21st Century Health Care- Beijing Glory Clinic Glory Clinic was established in 1998 and offers high standard, integrative preventive health screenings and medical care in a quiet and comfortable environment. Internationally trained doctors and nurses provide care for internal medicine, surgery, gynecology, dentistry, pediatrics, ENT, immunization, ophthalmology, Traditional Chinese Medicine and specialist appointment. The health screening department offers comprehensive customized health screenings for individuals and corporate clients. Direct billing with international insurers is provided. Languages spoken: English, Japanese, Korean, German, Chinese. Mon-Fri 8am-7pm, SatSun 9am - 6pm; 24 hour house call service. 40 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (84446168(English/Chinese)8444 6160 (Japanese)6468 6021(Korean)) http:// www.glory-clinic.com 朝阳区亮马桥路40号 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) www.asog-beijing.com 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,

Bayley & Jackson Medical Center Provides comprehensive medical and dental services with English-speaking staff. Onsite radiology, laboratory and pharmacy service. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-5.30pm. 7 Ritan Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8562 9998, billing@ikang.com) www.bjhealthcare.com 庇 利积臣医疗中心, 朝阳区日坛东路7号 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 Chaoyang Hospital Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, Affiliate of Capital University of Medical Sciences, was established on February 25, 1958. The Hospital, subordinated to Beijing Bureau of Public Health, is the third clinical college of Capital University of Medical Sciences. As a hospital officially identified to be at the top grade in China, it conducts medical treatment, teaching, scientific research and disease prevention. 8 Gongti Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (8523 1000, http://www.bjcyh. com.cn/english/) 北京朝阳医院, 朝阳区工 体南路8号

Beijing International SOS Clinic 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.

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Offers 24/7 Emergency Services, GP, Pediatrics, Gynecology, specialists, Pharmacy, Psychology, Physiotherapy, Dentistry and Orthodontics, Optometry. Mon-Fri 8am – 8pm, Sat – Sun 8am – 6pm. Suite 105, Wing 1, Kunsha Building, 16 Xinyuanli, Chaoyang District. (Clinic: 6462 9112, 24hr hotline 6462 9100, china.inquiries@intern ationalsos.com) 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

Mon-Fri noon-8.30pm. 2/F Grand Summit, Dongfang Donglu, Chaoyang District. (5927 7005); 4) Mon-Sat 8.30am-5.30pm. 24hour emergency care. 2 Jiangtai Lu (in the Lido area), Chaoyang District. (5927 7000, 5927 7120 (ER ), fax 5927 7200) www. ufh.com.cn 北京和睦家医院, 1) 朝阳区朝阳 区建国门外大街21号国际俱乐部饭店地下1层; 2) 顺义区顺义区天竺房地产开发区日祥社区 818号; 3) 朝阳区朝阳区第三使馆区二层; 4) 朝阳区将台路2号

Beijing Tiantan Puhua International Hospital A private, international-standard hospital offering a range of emergency services and out patient care. Beijing Tiantan Puhua Hospital has a full, English speaking staff on call 24-hours. Medical services include: neurology and neurosurgery, Beijing’s only international standard podiatric center, occupational and physical theraphy, plastic surgery and and nonsurgical cosmetic services, hand surgery, orthopedics, ENT, oncology, full physical check-ups starting at RMB 900, on-site imaging, laboratory and pharmacy services. Specialist consultations are RMB 200-800 and direct billing is available for more than 20 international insurance companies. 24hour emergency care. 7am-10pm(Mon-Fri). 8am-10pm(Sat-Sun). 12 Tiantan Nanli, Chongwen District, 800m west of the south gate of the temple of heaven, Chongwen District. (67020836, puhuachina@gmail. com) www.puhuachina.com, www. puhuachina.cn 北京天坛普华医院, 北京天坛 普华体检中心, 崇文区天坛南里12号

Beijing United Family Shunyi Clinic Offers family medicine, a pediatric clinic, women’s health services, travel medicine, family counseling, physiotherapy and pediatric physiotherapy. Mon-Thu 9.30am7.30pm, Fri-Sun 9.30am-4.30pm. Unit 806, Pinnacle Plaza, Tianzhu Real Estate Development Zone, Shunyi District. (8046 5432, fax 8046 4383) www.ufh.com.cn 北京和睦 家医院诊所, 顺义区天竺开发区荣祥广场806号

Beijing United Family Jianguomen Health & Wellness Center Offers family medicine, counseling services, stress management, health screening, a dental clinic, and radiology, laboratory and cosmetic services. Mon-Fri 8.30am-12pm,1pm3.30pm. B1/F, the St. Regis Residence, the St. Regis Hotel, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8532 1678) www.ufh. com.cn 北京和睦家健康中心, 朝阳区建国 门外大街21号北京国际俱乐部饭店公寓楼地 下一层

Beijing United Family Hospital Beijing’s only private, international-standard hospital offering the full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient services. BJU has a team of over 60 certified expatriate and internationally trained physicians and surgeons. Clinics include pediatrics, OB/GYN, dental, ophthalmology, counseling, ENT, physiotherapy, TCM chiropractics and dermatology. It’s the first choice for many expatriates giving birth in China, and is the choice for referral from other hospitals without inhouse birthing units. Wide range of medical and surgical specialties provided. The ICU and emergency room are open 24hrs. An independent blood bank operates on site. Direct billing is available with a range of insurance providers. Consultation fees for first-time patients are RMB 323-1,294. Fees for return patients are RMB 174-971. 1) Mon-Sat 8.30am-5pm; Sun 8.30am-midnight. St Regis Wellness Center. B1/F, 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8532 1678); 2) Mon-Thurs 9.30-7.30pm, Fri-Sun 9.30am-4.30pm. 818, Pinnacle Plaza, Tianzhu Real Estate Development Zone, Shunyi District. (8046 5432); 3)

Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Dr. David Zhang is an American National Board Exam Certificated chiropractic doctor, a Texas licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, and a specialist in Chinese medicine. He provides chiropractic, physiotherapy, and other manual therapies for back pain, sciatica, and other conditions, as well as acupuncture and natural medicine treatments. Medical services 24hrs; Dental services 8.30am-6pm (Mon-Fri), 8.30am12pm (Sat); Integrated medical service 8.30am-5.30pm (Mon-Fri). S106, 1/F, Beijing Internal Medical Center, Lufthansa Center Office Building, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 1561/2/3) 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 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. 17C Golden Land Building, 32 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6461 6283, jac@oliviasplace.org) www.oliviasplace.org 胡宝小屋, 朝阳区朝阳区亮马桥32号 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, high-level 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 USD 58. Direct billing with 14 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, 65023426) www.hkclinic.com 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, markeing@imcclinics.com) http:// www.imcclinics.com/ 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 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

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and your family to achieve your goals of optimal health. International Medical Center-BeijingRm S106, Lufthansa Center Office Building, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 1561) www.drmelissarodriguez. com 朝阳区朝阳区亮马桥路50号燕莎 中心写字楼1层S106 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) www.pumch.ac.cn 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) 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 8.30am5pm. Floor 1, Fenglin Da Sha, Southeast to Guomao Bridge., Chaoyang District. (5869 1171/2, 135 2287 3781) 同仁堂施小墨中医 馆, 朝阳区国贸桥东南丰林大厦一层

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. Englishspeaking staff onsite 24hrs a day. A consultation with a GP costs RMB 660. Direct billing with more than 40 international insurance providers. Daily 24hrs. B29, Kerry Centre, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (8529 6618, fax 8529 6615, vista@vistachina.net) www.vista-china.net 维世达诊所, 朝阳区光华路1号嘉里中心B29 Yanhuang Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic Highly qualified TCM doctors specializing in a range of areas including pediatrics, gynecology and disease. Call for appointment. A consultation costs RMB 50-100. A healthy food center connected to the clinic offers functional food and herbal cuisine. Daily 8am-8pm. 1 Dayabao Hutong, Dongcheng District. (6513 3046/49) www.yanhuang.com.cn 北京炎黄 国医馆, 东城区金宝街1号

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

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registration including a check-up and consultation costs RMB 100). 1) Mon-Thu 9am-8pm, Fri-Sun 9am-5pm. Rm 201, The Exchange-Beijing, B118 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (6567 5670); 2) MonThu 9am-5pm, Fri-Sun 9am-5pm. Rm 208, CITIC Bldg, 19 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6500 6472/3); 3) MonThu 9am-5.30pm, Fri-Sun 9am-5pm. 1/F, Somerset Fortune Garden, 46 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8440 1926/7/8); 4) Mon-Thu 9am-6pm, Fri-Sun 9am-5pm. Rm 308, Raycom Infotech Park, Tower A, 2 Kexueyuan Nanlu, Haidian District. (8286 1956, 24hr: 139 1100 1367) www.arraildental.com 瑞尔齿科, 1) 朝阳区建国路乙 118号京汇大厦201室; 2) 朝阳区建国门外大街 19号国际大厦208; 3) 朝阳区亮马桥路46号盛 捷福景苑1层; 4) 海淀区科学院南路2号融科资 讯中心A座308室

metic 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@imcclinics. com) 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

Beijing 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 9am-5pm. Suite 105, Wing 1, Kunsha Building, 16 Xinyuanli, Chaoyang District. (6462 0333) 北京国际 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

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Beijing United Family Dental, Orthodontics and Implant Center Provides comprehensive dental services for families, including cleaning, crown and bridges, dental implants, fillings, tooth whitening and more. 2 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. (6433 3960, 8532 1221, 6433 2345 Emergency) www.ufh.com.cn 朝阳区将台路2号 Beijing United Family Shunyi Dental Clinic The Beijing United Family Dental Clinic in Shunyi is a satellite clinic of Beijing United Family Hospital and Clinics. Services include: oral hygiene instruction, fissure sealant, and topical fluoride as well as restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. Call for appointment.The Beijing United Family Dental Clinic is located around the corner in the same shopping center as the Beijing United Family Clinic. This convenient location in Pinnacle Plaza provides high quality family-oriented dental care including preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry in a modern office. Mon-Thu 9am7.20pm, Fri-Sat 9am-5.30pm. 818 Pinnacle Plaza, Tianzhu Real Estate Development Zone, Shunyi District. (8046 1102) www. ufh.com.cn 北京和睦家医院牙科诊所, 顺义区 天竺开发区荣祥广场818 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. Kerry Centre B29, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District, Chaoyang District. (vista@vista-china.net) www.vista-china. net 朝阳区维世达诊所,朝阳区光华路1号北京 嘉里中心B29 IDC Dental Standing for International Standards, Dedicated Professionals and Compassionate Care, ICD 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. Multitier pricing. IDC is a Preferred Provider with CIGNA, Allianz, and MediLink. Open 9:30am-6:30pm Mon-Fri 9:00am-6:00pm Sat-Sun. Rm.208, Bldg B,Winterless Center, No.1 West Dawang Lu CBD/ Guomao, Chaoyang District. (65388111, info@idcdentalbj.com) www.idcdentalbj. com IDC国际齿科中心, 朝阳区北京市西大望 路1号温特莱中心B-208 IMC Dental Clinic IMC dental clinic has the longest history of any expatriate dental service in Beijing. Provides general, cos-

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Joinway Dental Clinic Provides a full range of dental services at international standards, including preventative dental care, oral and teeth treatments (such as teeth cleaning and whitening), restorative treatment and orthodontics. Daily 9am8pm. 11D, Bldg D, Oriental Kenzo Plaza, 48 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Dongcheng District. (8447 6092/93, 132 6181 6708/139 0109 6692 English, joinway@dentalcn.com) www.dentalcn.com 久汇齿科, 东城区东直门 外大街48号银座大厦D座11D

Fine Yoga Kids’ yoga on Sundays 2-3pm. Daily 7am-9pm. Kids’ yoga on Sundays 2-3pm. 16/F, Tower 2, Blue Castle International Center, 3 Xi Dawang Lu,Chaoyang District, Chaoyang District. (8599 9566, 153 0008 6931) www.fine-yoga.com 梵音瑜 珈, 朝阳区西大望路蓝堡国际中心会所

group offers a meeting place for Beijing parents with special-needs children. Call 5130 3931 for info. (special_child_beijing-subscribe@yahoogroups.com) http:// groups.yahoo.com/group/special_child_beijing/ The Nutritioneer Nutritionist Olivia Lee helps make eating better easier for you and your family. She provides a variety of personal and group nutrition counseling and coaching services, including: Group counseling workshops, corporate wellness nutrition talks; and helping individuals and families cope with the nutritional challenges of living in Beijing through counseling, supermarket familiarization tours and ayi coaching. (1581 082 2296, thenutritioneer@gmail.com) nutritioneer. net The Yin Yang Community Center MonSat 8am-8pm, Sun 8am-5pm. The First Courtyard, Hegezhuang Village (across from The Orchard; call for directions), Chaoyang District. (6431 2108) www.yinyangbeijing.com 易 阴阳社区中心, 朝阳区 崔各庄乡何各庄村一号院(果园对面)

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The Yurt at BJU Body libria is a new form of exercise that combines tai chi, yoga and pilates and replaces prenatal and motherbaby 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.unitedfamilyhospitals.com 北京和睦家医院, 朝阳区将台路2号

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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 11am12.30am. 17 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6417 9595) www.bodhi.com.cn 菩提 会所, 朝阳区工体北路17号 Doing Spa 6/F, Bldg 7, Xincheng Guoji, 6 Chaowai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6533 6641, 6533 6642) www.wudongying.com 东英经典, 朝阳区朝外大街6号新城国际7号 楼6层 Le Spa at River Garden Mon-Thu 10am10.30pm, Fri-Sun 10.30am-11pm. FriSun 10.30am-11pm. River Garden Villas Clubhouse, 7 Yuyang Donglu, Houshayu, Chaoyang District. (8046 6558) 水漾会 馆, 朝阳区顺义区后沙峪乡西白辛庄榆阳路 7号裕京花园 Origin Spa Daily 11-12.30am. 2/F, Bldg AB, Lan Chou Ming Zuo, Jiqingli, Chaowai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6552 9599) www.benyuan2011.com 本源, 朝阳区朝外大 街吉庆里蓝筹名座AB座2层

Support Groups Baby Cafe Baby Cafe is opened by an experienced UK midwife to support parents with feeding in the early weeks and months following birth. Baby Cafe follows a model from the UK in providing a drop in centre where new parents can spend an hour or two on a regular basis meeting with other new parents to share their feeding advice. Attendance is by email confirmation only. There is a minimal charge to cover the cost of the refreshments. (anne. Hemsley@gmail.com) La Leche League Information and support for breastfeeding mothers. Chinese-language meetings held the second Saturday of each month at 10.30am. (LLLinQingdao@gmail.com) www.llli.org, http://muruhui.org/ Special Child Support Group This Yahoo

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) www.china-blas.org 爱之桥收养中心, 宣 武区白广路7号中民大厦

Bethel China Foundation Doudianzhen Jiaodao, Liugu Daocun, Fangshan District. (8031 0383, 8031 0683 (guest house), 8031 0483 (medical house), info@bethelchina.org) www. bethelchina.org 房山区窦店镇交道六股道村 INSPIRED A learning and inspirational platform to support the professional and personal development needs of expat accompanying spouses in Beijing. The group offers support and practical advice through regular seminars, workshops, one-to-one coaching, and networking opportunities. (136 2113 2201, jasmine@inspiredbeijing.com) www.inspiredbeijing.com 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, innbeijing@hotmail.com) www.innbeijing.org 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. (communications@magichospital.org) magichospital.org 朝阳区工体北路16号幸福园公 寓1402

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) www.bjayi.com 北京 家福来劳务服务 Beijing Sunnyhome Housekeeping Service Co., Ltd 5288 4727, 133 6636 9720. Rm3022, 3/F, Shiyi Hotel, 1 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (Mon-Sat 9am-5.30pm) http://www. bjayiservice.com/en/Index.asp 北京午后阳光家 政服务有限公司, 朝阳区酒仙桥路1号世一休闲


Directories 商务酒店3层3022室 Easy Life-Maid service Professional, reliable English speaking ayis (maids) available for fullor part-time work: housecleaning, babysitting, ironing, Chinese and Western cooking. Customer satisfaction guaranteed. Rm 1301, Bldg 5-2, Huacai International, Wangjing, Chaoyang District. (138 1122 7395, info@maidservicebj. com) www.maidservicebj.com 朝阳区望京华彩 国际公寓5-2-1301 Good Life Domestic Services Each ayi represented by this firm can speak simple English and perform a variety of services, including childcare, elderly care and house cleaning. Can be hired for live-in or by the hour. Price range: RMB 8 per hour; live-in RMB 1,800-1,900 per month. (8449 4341/5462, 8168 1244) http:// hsh.bjbs.net.cn/ 北京好生活家政服务有限公司 JNY Home Service A professional housekeeping service company, they provide placement services for foreign families seeking full-time or part-time ayis in Beijing. Ayis are available for cleaning, ironing, cooking and babysitting. Some basic English-speaking ayis are available. Reference letters available. Part time RMB15-25 per hour,full time RMB2,500-3,500 per month. Rm 909A, Hua Shang Bldg,2 Yanjing Xili,Chaoyang District, Chaoyang District. www.saybeijing.cn 朝阳区朝阳区延静西里2号 华商大厦909A室

Religious Organizations & Places of Worship Beijing International Christian Fellowship (BICF) BICF (Beijing International Christian Fellowship) is an international non-denominational 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, information@bicf.org) www.bicf.org 北京国际 基督教联合会 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@securenym. net) www.capitalcommunitychurch.org 顺义区 孙河乡顺黄路甲1号

Supermarkets BHG Market Place Taiwan chain of upscale supermarkets has an extensive, albeit pricey, selection of goods and produce, including alcohol and organic products. Daily 10am10pm. 1) B1, Shin Kong Place, 87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (6530 5888); 2) SLG00, The Village at Sanlitun, Chaoyang District. (6415 8226); 3) SMM06, SOLANA Lifestyle Shopping Park, Chaoyang District.; 4) B2/F, Legend Center, Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. 1) 朝阳区建国路87号新光 天地B1层; 2) 朝阳区三里屯VillageSLG00号商铺; 3) 朝阳区蓝色港湾国际商区SMM06号; 4) 朝阳 区东三环中路乐成中心地下二层 Carrefour French hypermarket offers a vast selection of imported wine, cheese, coffee, canned goods and much more. Wonderful variety – especially at the Guangqumenwai location – but the crowds can be thick. The Sanyuan Qiao store offers free delivery for purchases over RMB 500 – order by email customer@carrefour.com. 1) Daily 8.30am10.30pm. 6B Beisanhuan Donglu (beside the International Exhibition Center), Chaoyang District. (8460 1043); 2) 8.30am-10pm. 48 Jiukeshu Xilu, Tongzhou District. (5167 8911 ext.55); 3) Daily 8.30am-10.30pm. 31 Guangqu Lu, Chaoyang District. (5190 9508); 4) Daily 8.30am-10.30pm. 56A Zhongguancun Plaza, Haidian District. (5172 1516/7); 5)

Daily 8am-10pm. 15, 2 Zone, Fangchengyuan, Fangzhuang, Fengtai District.; 6) Daily 8am10pm. 54A Baishiqiao Lu (east of Beijing Zoo), Xicheng District. (8836 2729); 7) Daily 8am10pm. 11 Malian Dao, Xuanwu District. www. carrefour.com.cn, e-shop.carrefour.com 家乐 福, 1) 朝阳区北三环东路乙6号(中国国际展览 中心正门旁); 2) 通州区九棵树西路48号; 3) 朝阳区广渠路31号; 4) 海淀区中关村广场甲 56号; 5) 丰台区方庄芳城园二区15号; 6) 西城 区白石桥路甲54号; 7) 宣武区马连道11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) www.jennylou.com.cn 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 Joy City Chaoyang Daily 10am-8pm. 10/F, 101 Chaoyang Beilu (at the intersection of Qingnian Lu), Chaoyang District. (8557 9888) 朝阳北路大悦城, 朝阳区朝阳北路101,青年 路口东北角 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 hi-tech Japanese pillows. 1) Daily 8am-9pm. 608 Pinnacle Plaza, Tianzhu, Shunyi District. (8046 6242 ext 801); 2) Daily 8am-10pm. 52 Jingshun Lu (Near Sunhe Qiao), Shunyi District. (8459 0134); 3) Daily 8am-10pm. 103, Building 15, China Central Place, 6A Xidawang Lu, Chaoyang District. (6530 5181); 4) Daily 8am-10pm. Shop 101, Bldg 17, Central Park International, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6533 6465); 5) Mon-Thu 8am-10pm, Fri-Sun 8am-11pm. Bldg 5, 10A, 76 Baiziwan Nan Er Lu, Chaoyang District. (8772 4133 ext 806/807); 6) Daily 8am-10pm. 1/F, 108 Dongwaigongguan, Xinzhongjie, Chaoyang District. (6415 0104); 7) Daily 9am-10pm. 4B Haoyun Jie, Chaoyang District. (5867 0270/0265); 8) Daily 10am-9.30pm. 131-04B, Beichen Lifestyle Plaza, No.8 courtyard, Beichen Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8498 5950) www.lohaocity. com 乐活城, 1) 顺义区天竺荣祥广场608号; 2) 顺义区京顺路52号(靠近孙河桥); 3) 朝阳区 西大望路甲6号华贸公寓15号楼103号; 4) 朝阳 区朝外大街6号新城国际二期17号楼101; 5) 朝 阳区百子湾南二路76号5号楼10A; 6) 朝阳区东 直门外新中街东外公馆底商108; 7) 朝阳区好 运街乙4号; 8) 朝阳区北辰东路8号院北辰生活 广场131-04B Olé Supermarket French chain sells groceries, wine and household items at premium prices. 1) BB01A, The Malls at Oriental Plaza; Dongcheng District.; 2) B1/F, China World Shopping Mall, Jianwai Dajie, Chaoyang District.; 3) B1, Seasons Place, 2 Jinchengfang Jie, Xicheng District. (6622 0389/0491) http:// www.crv.com.cn 1) 东城区东方新天地商场地铁 层BB01A号 2) 朝阳区建外大街国贸商城地下一 层; 3) 西城区金城坊街2号金融街购物中心B1 Sanyuanli Market Daily 5am-7pm. Shunyuan

Jie (opposite Jingkelong Supermarket, west of Sanyuan Dongqiao), Chaoyang District. 三源 里市场, 朝阳区顺源街(三元东桥往西京客隆 超市对面) Wal-Mart The big box retailer you know and love (or know and hate). Drum up a little odium as you cruise the uncharacteristically wide aisles looking for low, low prices on home decorating items along with groceries, clothing, electronics, sporting goods and more. Daily 7.30am-10.30pm. 1) B1-2/F A48 Zhichun Lu, Haidian District. (5873 3666); 2) Fuzhuohuayuan Plaza, Xuanwai Dajie, Xuanwu District. (6316 8905); 3) B1/F, Block B, Wanda Plaza, 93 Jianguo Road, Chaoyang District. (5960 3566) 沃尔玛超市, 1) 海淀区知春路甲 48号地下1-2层; 2) 宣武区宣外大街富卓花园广 场; 3) 朝阳区建国路93号万达广场B座 B1层 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, info@worldhealthstore.com.cn); 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, info@worldhealthstore.com.cn) www.worldhealthstore.com.cn 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09

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) Daily 9am-9pm. Unit 104, Bldg 7, Compound 9,Fangyuan Nanli, Chaoyang District. (8457 8233, 400 103 8686 (for appointments, pet pick-up and emergencies), info@drbns. com); 2) Unit 104, Tower B, Bldg 3, Hou Xiandai Cheng, BaiziwanLu, Chaoyang District, Chaoyang District. (8776 6346, 135 0103 0572 (emergencies), info@drbns.com); 3) Shop LB05, Euro Plaza,99 Yu Xiang Lu, Shunyi District, Shunyi District. (8046 2886, 135 0103 0572 (emergencies), info@drbns.com) www. doctorsbeckandstone.com 思威(北京)国际 动物医院有限公司, 1) 朝阳区芳园南里9号院 7号楼104; 2) 朝阳区百子湾路后现代城3栋B座 104底商; 3) 顺义区顺义区天竺镇 裕祥路99号 欧陆广场LB05 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. Mon-Sat 8am-8pm; Sun 10am-7pm (by appointment). Kent Center, 29 Liangmaqiao Lu, Anjialou (shares a courtyard with China Culture Center), Chaoyang District. (8456 1939/1940/1941, ICVS_CHINA@yahoo. com) www.ICVSASIA.com 北京新天地国际 动物医院, 朝阳区安家楼亮马桥路29号肯特中 心院子内

Family Travel Directory Hotels, Hostels and Resorts 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

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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, cwh@shangri-la.com) www.shangri-la.com 中国大饭店, 朝阳区建国 门外大街1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.crowneplaza.com 国际艺苑皇冠假日酒店, 东城区王府井大街48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) http://www1. hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/BJSCAHI-HiltonBeijing-Capital-Airport/index.do 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.” 89 Wangfujing Dongjie, Dongcheng District. (5812 8888) http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/BJSWFHI-Hilton-Beijing-Wangfujing/index. do 东城区北京王府井希尔顿酒店 Kempinski Hotel 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 micro-brewed 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

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park and nursery. Beijing Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 3388) www.kempinski.com/beijing 凯宾斯基饭 店, 朝阳区亮马桥路50号

8pm. Rm 1207, Scitech Tower, 22 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (400 650 0760) www.citybustour.com 北京赛笛芭诗城市观光旅 行社, 朝阳区建国门外大街22号赛特大厦1207室

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. langhamplacehotels.com/ 顺义区首都机场1号 航站楼

Beijing Easy Travel Travel service with a decade of experience offering domestic and international packages to foreigners in Beijing. 1/F, Boutique 17, Hairun International Apartment, 2B Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. (5126 7266, rsvn@easytravel.cn, easytravelbj@yahoo.com) www.easytravel.cn 朝阳区将台路乙2号海润国际公寓商业1-17

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) www.ritzcarlton.com 北京 丽嘉饭店, 西城区金融街金城坊东街1号 The Schoolhouse at Mutianyu Daily 710am, 3-5pm. Mutianyu Village (for detailed directions see website), Huairou District. (6162 6506) www.theschoolhouseatmutianyu.com 慕田峪小园餐厅, 怀柔区慕田峪 (具体路线请查 看网站信息) Shangri-La Hotel Haidian District’s most upscale hotel is distinguished by its gorgeous garden, spacious rooms and arguably the west side’s fanciest bar (Cloud 9). Cafe Cha serves a bountiful buffet, with an accent on pan-Asian specialties – wear your stretch pants. RMB 1,208-15,000. 29 Zizhuyuan Lu, at Xisanhuan Lu, Haidian District. (6841 2211) www. shangri-la.com 北京香格里拉饭店, 海淀区西三 环紫竹院路29号 Sino-Swiss Hotel Convenient access to the airport and a great pool are this hotel’s big draws. The attached restaurants serve Swiss, Japanese and Mongolian cuisines among others. Regular shuttle bus service makes getting in and out of the city fairly easy. RMB 1,3002,200. Sino-Swiss Hotel, Xiaotianzhu, Shunyi District. (6456 5588) www.sino-swisshotel.com 国都大饭店, 顺义区小天竺国都大饭店 The Westin Beijing Chaoyang Fantastic location and first class amenities make the Westin Chaoyang one of Beijing’s premiere 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

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China Holidays Tour operator with over 13 years’ experience in dealing exclusively with China. Specializes in creating itineraries that are tailored to show you the very best that China has to offer. A1108, Nanxincang Business Tower, 22A Dongsishitiao, Dongcheng District. (6409 6567, contact@chinaholidays. com) www.chinaholidays.com 东城区东四十条 甲22号南新仓商务大厦A1108 China Peace International Tourism Co. Ltd. (FESCO Travel) Fesco travel specializes in individual and group tours, they also offer specials on international and domestic air tickets and hotels. Room 502, 46 Dongzhong Jie, Dongcheng District. (8563 6720/30, info@fesco-travel.com.cn) 外企服务集团, 东城 区东城区东中街46号鸿基大厦502室 China Travel Service CTS, has over 100 branches around the world and has ranked first in China’s Top 100 International Travel Agencies for successive years. 28-31/F Bldg A, 38 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (400 811 6666) www.chinatravelsolution.com 中国旅行社总社有限公司, 朝阳区东三环北路 38号院1号楼28-31层 Free N Easy Travel Full service international travel agency provides air ticketing, hotel reservations and holiday packages. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat-Sun 9am-1pm. Rm 1905, Bldg A, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5869 7754, fnebj@fnetravel.com) www.fnetravel.com 朝阳 区东三环中路39号建外SohoA座1905室 Global Easy Tour A professional and reliable travel agency. Offering travel and ticketing consultation services, tailored tour packages, leisure trips, cruise bookings, special ticketing, hotel deals, and more. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. A611, Freetown Center, 58, Dongsanhuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (5867 2900/1/2/3, 135 0115 6019, travel@globaleasytour.com) www.globaleasytour.com 和平国旅, 朝阳区东三环南路58号富顿 中心A座611室 Happy Holiday Travel Service Happy Holiday Travel Service offers personalized service. Specialists in providing domestic/international air tickets, hotel reservations, and business travel and family trip arrangements. Rm 1702, E-Tower, 12 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6501 1747, 6595 8819, 137 0102 8301, happyday@public.bta.net.cn) 朝阳区光华路 12号数码01大厦1702室 Mercurius World Travel Services 16G, Bldg B, Oriental Kenzo Plaza, 48 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Dongcheng District. (5139 6161, info@m-worldtravel.com) www.m-worldtravel. com 东城区东城区东直门外大街48号东方银座 B座16G 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. 1) Daily 9am-7pm. Rm 2001, Tower A, Chaowaimen Xiezi Zhongxin, 26 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8565 8008, booking@travel-stone.com); 2) Inside April Gourmet, 55 Xinfucun Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (booking@travel-stone.com) www. travel-stone.com 1) 朝阳区朝阳门外大街26号朝 外门写字中心A座2001室; 2) 朝阳区幸福村中路 55号杰座大厦底楼对面 (绿叶子食品店) TUI China Travel Co. Ltd. With its extensive international network, this German-Chinese joint venture can arrange personalized tours

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to destinations both domestic and worldwide. Unit 921-926, Bright China Chang An Bldg, Tower 2, 7 Jianguomennei Dajie, Dongcheng District. (8519 8800, private-tours@tui.cn) www.tui.cn 途易, 东城区建国门内大街7号光华 长安大厦2座921-926

Fun Stuff Directory 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 9am5pm (Apr-Oct), 9am-5.30pm (Nov-Mar), last ticket sold at 4.30pm. 18B Gaoliangqiao Xiejie, Haidian District. (6217 6655) www.bj-sea.com 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) www.bjzoo.com 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 8.30am-6.30pm (winter). Workers’ Stadium South Gate, Chaoyang District. (6591 3397) www.blue-zoo. com 富国海底世界, 朝阳区工人体育场南门

Concert Hall & Theaters Beijing Concert Hall 1 Beixinhuajie, Xicheng District. (6605 7006/5812) 北京音乐厅, 西城 区北新华街1号 Beijing Exhibition Theater Opened in 1954, this Russian-style building has direct connection to the rail system at Xizhimen. The Cinema Hall’s 500 seats and production facilities are designed for motion picture showings, live stage productions and a range of general meetings and seminars. A 2,700-seat bi-level amphitheater has up to date sound and lighting systems suitable for large musical productions. 135 Xizhimenwai Dajie, Xicheng District. (6835 4455) 北京展览馆剧场, 西城区西直门 外大街135号 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, performance@beijingplayhouse.com) www. beijingplayhouse.com 北京剧场, 朝阳区八里庄 东四环中路后八里庄5号 Century Theater 21st Century Hotel, 40 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6466 4805, 6468 3311 ext 3126) 世纪剧院, 朝阳区 亮马桥路40号(21世纪饭店)

Dayin Theater A theater located in The Place with different plays on. 5/F, C Tower, The Place, 9 Guanghualu, Chaoyang District. (6589 5559) http://www.dayinyuanxian.com/ 大隐剧 院, 朝阳区光华路9号世贸天阶C座(时尚大厦)5层 Poly Theatre Holds music performances all year round. Poly Plaza, 14 Dongzhimen Nandajie, Dongcheng District. (6500 1188 ext 5126/5127) www.polytheatre.com 保利剧院, 东城区东直门南大街14号保利大厦1层

Excursions Fragrant Hills Park (Xiangshan) Daily 6am-6pm (winter), 6am-6.30pm (summer). RMB 10, RMB 5 (students). Xiangshan, Haidian District. (6259-1155) 香山公园, 海淀区香山 Goose ‘n’ Duck Ranch The “ranch” is unevenly maintained but hyperactively landscaped and is better suited for younger kids than teens. Activities include swimming, archery, horseback riding, fishing, soccer, basketball, badminton, softball and paintball. You can stay for a day or spend the entire weekend in one of the cabins. Shuttle buses depart from Goose ‘n’ Duck Pub. Single day packages (RMB 260, half price for kids 4-12) include food, beverages and round-trip transportation; twoday packages (RMB 600, half price for kids ages 4-12, free for kids under 4) include the above, plus accommodation. Reservations are required. Daily 24hrs. Huairou Beizhai, Huairou District. (6067 1097) www.gdclub.net.cn 鹅和 鸭, 怀柔区北寨

Museums & Education Beijing Natural History Museum Exhibits include animatronic dinosaurs, fossils, a rusting aquarium and an enormous taxidermy collection. Free. Tue-Sun 9am-5pm (last ticket 4pm). 126 Tianqiao Nandajie (near the west gate of Temple of Heaven), Chongwen District. (6702 4431, 6702 3096) www.bmnh.org.cn 北 京自然博物馆, 崇文区天桥南大街126号 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) www.bjp.org.cn 北京 天文馆新馆, 西城区西直门外大街138号 Butterfly Valley The Seven-Color Butterfly Park has prepared many spring and summer activities for citizens in the capital, including a scientific exhibition about butterflies, a “butterfly valley” where visitors can see butterflies up close, even with them resting on their shoulders, and activities designed for children to make pictures using butterfly wings. Daily 9am-4.30pm. North of Baima Lu, Nanlangzhong Village, Gaoliying Town, Shunyi District. (8942 2400/2119) http://www.7cbp. com/ 七彩蝶, 顺义区高丽营镇南郎中村,白 马路北侧 Capital Museum Two hundred meters east of Muxidi subway station lies the Capital Museum. This six-story building houses 11 exhibition halls displaying ancient Chinese art: bronze statues, jade utensils, ancient calligraphy and paintings, restored old Beijing city views and precious relics of old Beijing operas. Two temporary exhibition halls on the first floor and basement level display artistic and cultural exhibits from around the world. Free.


Directories Reservation is necessary. Temporary exhibitions are charged. Audio self-guided tours in Chinese and English available for rent at the entrance. Tue-Sun 9am-5pm. 16 Fuxingmenwai Dajie, Xicheng District. (6337 0491/2) www.capitalmuseum.org.cn 首都博物馆, 西城 区复兴门外大街 16号 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 9am8pm. 7 Chaoyang Park Xilu, Chaoyang District, Chaoyang District. www.magicbeanhouse.com 豆豆家科技馆, 朝阳区朝阳区朝阳公园西路7号 Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) 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) www.ucca.org.cn 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 Botanical Garden and Wofosi With a state-of-the-art green-house and the largest plant collection in China, the Beijing Botanical Garden, located in western Beijing next to the Frangrant Hills, has a whole day’s worth of flora. The highlight is the artificial jungle inside the greenhouse, with orchids, tropical trees and cacti. The sprawling grounds also contain Wofo Si, the Reclining Buddha Temple. RMB 5 (addional RMB 5 for Wofo Si). Gardens: Daily 6am-7pm (summer); 7am-5pm (winter). Temple and greenhouse: Daily 8am-4.30pm (summer); 8.30am-4.30pm (winter). Wofo Si Lu, Xiangshan, Haidian District. Wofo Si Lu, Xiangshan, Haidian District. (6259 1283) 北京 植物园和卧佛寺, 海淀区海淀区香山卧佛寺路 Chaoyang Park Kitschy but fun. Kids can kick or throw a ball on the big grass field near the entrance, and the concrete podiums beyond are tree-free kite flying zones. There’s lots of room to stroll, a range of boating options, a handsome merry-go-round and many rides including a roller coaster, flying dinosaurs, bumper cars, sky swings and several large inflatable castles. On top of all this, Sony ExploraScience is also located in the park. The outdoor pool is a great place to while away a summer afternoon and winters see a makeshift ski slope go up near the west gate – thrill seekers can rent skis and inter tubes onsite. The delightful northwestern section of the park includes a lake, flower beds and grassy expanses where families can enjoy a picnic. RMB 5, RMB 2.5 (students), free for kids under 1.2m. Daily 6am-10pm (last entry at 9pm). 1 Nongzhan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (6506 5409) www.sun-park.com 朝阳公园, 朝阳区农 展馆南路1号 Old Summer Palace (Yuanmingyuan) Take a daytrip to the place once described as the “Versailles of the East.” Its grounds blend typical Chinese landscaping and Western architecture. Famous scenic spots include the Grand Waterworks, the Immense Ocean Observatory and the Labyrinth. RMB 10, plus RMB 15 (ruins and labyrinth), students half-price. Free for kids under 1.2m. Daily 7am-7pm (May-Aug); 7am-5.30pm (Nov-Mar); 7am-630.pm (Apr, Sep-Oct). 28 Qinghua Xilu, Haidian District. (6262 8501) www.yuanmingyuanpark.com 圆明园, 海淀区清华西路28号 Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) The crowds that cluster predictably around the buildings and ruins in this imperial abode may dissuade you from visiting with the kids, especially on a spring day in cherry blossom season. The key to a happy family outing is to explore the little known corners of this vast park. Walk around the far lakes, rent a boat and then sit in the shade of a weeping willow and enjoy a picnic. RMB 30 (Apr-Oct), RMB 20 (Nov-Mar), students half price. Daily 6.30am-8pm (last ticket

6pm); 7am-7pm (Nov-Mar: last ticket 5pm). Yiheyuan Lu, Haidian District. (6288 1144) 颐 和园, 海淀区颐和园路

Places Capital Library Daily 9am-7.30pm. 88 Dongsanhuan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (6735 8114) www.clcn.net.cn 首都图书馆, 朝阳区东 三环南路88号 Funky Pots Funky Pots (Beijing) is a Paint Your Own Pottery studio, the first chained ceramic painting cafe in China of Funky Pots from the UK. You can design and paint your own pottery, which will be glazed and fired later by the staff there. Tue-Sun 11am9pm. Rm 528, Door 3, Guanghualu Soho,22 Guanghualu, Chaoyang District. (5900 6867) http://www.funkypots.org/english_home.html 陶此一家, 朝阳区光华路22号,光华路SOHO, 3单元528室 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), thelovelygreencow@gmail.com) 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) Laitai Flower Market The cut bunches and potted plants in the basement will brighten anyone’s day. Expect to pay around RMB 40 for a trailing ivy and RMB 50 for a small bonsai tree. And you can also pick up some tropical fish on the first floor. Mon-Thu 9am-6pm, FriSun 9am-6.30 pm. 9 Maizidian Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6463 6145) 莱太花卉市场, 朝阳区麦 子店西路9号 MAC Time Community Art Center This art center provides art programs for children and adults in developing their hidden talents in art. 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. Tue-Sun 10am6.30pm. L5-507A Euro Plaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Tianzhu Town, Shunyi District. (8046 1820, bj_mactime@yahoo.com.cn) 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 Workers’ Stadium With an estimated seating capacity of 72,000, the Workers’ Stadium is the first choice for spectator-busting events like Manchester United-Guo’An exhibition matches. Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6501 6655 ext 5033) 工人体育场, 朝阳区 工体北路

Play Centers Family Box Educational & Recreational Center Family Box is a British family centre combining education and recreation. Children ages 0-12 and their families have more than enough space to play in the 6,000sqm, three-

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storey building. Kids will enjoy the large scale climbing frame, Mickey Mouse play area, swimming pool, Sensory Room, Soft Island and Craft Room. They also run courses and activities based on the UK early years curriculum. Other facilities include: party hosting, catering, coffee shop, and crèche facility. RMB 480 (2 adults, 1 child). Sat-Thu 9am-8pm, Fri 10am-8pm. Bldg 4, 51 Wangjing Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6478 6163) www.familyboxes.com.cn 朝阳区望京北路51号院4号楼

with guidance. Mon-Fri: 2pm-7pm; Sat-Sun: 9am-7pm. 1) Beiyuan Center: Rm 3816, Times Manor, 18 Hongjunying Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8496 0095, kinderdudou@126.com); 2) Wangjing Center: Rm 707, LOFTEL Plaza, 1 Huguangzhong Jie, Wangjing, Chaoyang District. (6470 3505, kinderdudou@126.com) http://www.kinderdudou.com 肚兜美术中心, 1) 朝阳区北苑校区:红军营东路18号时代庄园 3816; 2) 朝阳区望京校区:望京湖光中街1号 LOFTEL大厦707

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. (MonFri), RMB 15 (Sat-Sun). 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

LaFaFa Music Through age-appropriate music and movement activities, Kindermusik brings parents and children closer together while helping children develop a lifelong love of music and learning. Sarah Peel and her team have been recognized since 2007 as Maestro educators, offering the finest in English language developmental music programs to children ages 0-7 in Beijing. Saturday classes are hosted by the Canadian International School of Beijing. Free, no obligation preview classes are available by reservation. 24/F, Bldg A, Vantone New World Plaza, 2 Fuchengmenwai Dajie, Xicheng District. (8832 0818, peel. sarah@lafafa.net) music.lafafa.cn 西城区阜成 门外大街2号万通新世界A座24层

Peapod Baby A place to gather with other moms, dads, caregivers, and children that offers Kindermusik, Baby art classes, and playgroups for babies from newborn through age 4. Also offers dance for ages 2-6, and English classes from ages 3-13, as well as prenatal yoga. Class sizes are small, with a maximum of 8 students in a class and semesters range from 4 weeks to 16 weeks, depending on the class. Apt 209, Bldg 1, China Central Place Apartments, Chaoyang District. (150 1077 1929, Shanbyers@gmail.com) 朝阳区朝阳区 华贸1号楼209室 Star Trooper Laser Tag Indulge your trigger-happy inner child in a very trippy atmosphere. Each game lasts 15mins. Kids must be taller than 1.3m. RMB 40 (first game), RMB 30 (additional games). Groups of six or more can rent the entire venue for RMB 1680/hour. Tue-Fri reservations only, Sat-Sun 9am-8pm. B1, 316 Wangjing Xiyuan Sanqu, Chaoyang District. (6475 8329, info@startrooper.net) www.startrooper.net 激光搏击, 朝阳区望京西 园三区316号楼,地下一层 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). Monday-Sunday 9am-8pm. 1) Zhong’er Jie, 798, Chaoyang District. (5762 6017, service@thefamilier.com); 2) Stall 0753, Tower A, Chaowai SOHO, 6B Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5869 2904, service@thefamilier.com) http://www. thefamilier.com/ 1) 朝阳区798艺术区; 2) 朝阳 区朝阳门外大街乙6号朝外SohoA座0753

Playgroups & Activities Family Fun with Yuliya Offers a variety of classes and events for kids ages 0-14 years old and adults. Classes include Kindermusik, Salsa Babies, Zumba Fitness, Infant Massage Courses and special monthly events. Also hosts birthday parties. 136 2135 4114. Rm 2302, Bldg 9, MOMA compound, 1 Xiangheyuan Lu, Dongzhimen Wai, Dongcheng District. (info@familyfunwithyuliya.com) www.familyfunwithyuliya.com 东城区东直门外香河园路1号 当代MOMA9号楼2302室 Kexue Communications Provides science shows, workshops, parties and functions forchildren and adults. Apt 1262, Door 1, Bldg 1, 7Hao Yuan, Taiyanggong Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (8415 5034, 134 3938 8329, info@kexuecommunications.com) www. kexuecommunications.com 朝阳区太阳宫南街 7号院1号楼1单元26层1262 Kinderdudou Art Center Originating from western style art classes for kids, Kinderdudou encourages children to explore and experience new ideas in class and provides an interactive channel to develop childrens language skills with native English & Chinese speakers. All courses are available in English and Chinese

Lego Education Department These lego programs are designed to help children of different ages to discover their creativity, develop problem solving ability and language skills. Classes are one hour long for 3-6 years, RMB 180; two hours long for ages 7-16, RMB 200. 207, Bldg 529, The Atlantic City’s Chamber , Nanhu Nan Lu, Chaoyang District. (6471 2077, 6471 7585) 乐高工作室, 朝阳区南湖南路10号大西洋新城中心会所二层 207室(529号楼) Music Together of MiCho Education Offers weekly 45-minute classes for 0-6-year-old children and their parents or caregivers. Activities include songs, rhythm chants, movement, and instrument play. These activities are presented as informal, non-performance oriented musical experiences - developmentally appropriate for children and easy for parents and caregivers. 1) Claire’s Music Studio, L507 Euro Plaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Shunyi District. (michoedu@yahoo.com.cn); 2) ingda International Apartments, 11 Chaoyang Gongyuan Xilu, J, Chaoyang District. (michoedu@yahoo. com.cn) www.michoeducation.com 1) 顺义区 顺义区天竺镇裕翔路99号欧陆广场, 5层, 507室; 2) 朝阳区朝阳公园西路11号京达国际公寓 My Little Mozart Studio Comprehensive music program offering keyboard, violin, guitar, vocal and other instrumental lessons. Group and private classes taught by qualified and experienced teachers. Music and movement classes for ages 0-4. Curriculum focuses on providing a well balanced music education for every student. Harmony Road music course is offered at the studio. Musical birthday parties can also be arranged. Room 108, Building 5, Lishui Jiayuan, Liulitun, Chaoyang District. (135 2256 3767, Kristinkoh@mylittlemozart. com) www. mylittlemozart.com 朝阳区六里屯 丽水嘉园5号楼108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-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 1.2-1.4m, free for kids under 1.2m. Daily 8.30am-10pm. Wuji Beilu, Dongsihuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (6738 9898 ext 0, 6205 0088, happyvalley@bjoct.com) http:// bj.happyvalley.com.cn/park/ 北京欢乐谷, 朝阳 区东四环路小武基北路

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School fees listed are for one academic year unless otherwise. Specified.Abbreviations: IB = International Baccalaureate; ESOL = English as a Second or Other Language

Beijing BISS International School 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 not only boasts a strong IB Diploma Program with strong academic results – graduates have been accepted to top universities like Harvard, Columbia and Stanford – it is a SAT Test Center, caters to children with learning needs, offers counseling, student enrichment programs, university searches and transition education services and orientation for Third Culture Kids and their parents. Age range: 4-17 years old. Tuition fees (2010-2011 Academic Year): Deposit RMB 18,000-23,000 (refundable); Registration RMB 3,800; Pre-K-kindergarten RMB 100,800; Grades 1-12 RMB 149,000-180,600; ESOL RMB 16,600 Bldg 17, Area 4, Anzhen Xili (just off Beisanhuan), Chaoyang District. (6443 3151, admissions@biss.com.cn) www.biss.com. cn 北京BISS国际学校, 朝阳区安贞西里四 区17号楼

3e International 3e International began in 2005 and has grown into an institution catering for 180 students from Nursery through to Grade 3, with a Grade 4 soon to come. The school aims to develop “critical thinkers and passionate learners who move confidently and fluidly across cultures”, through a research based curriculum developed especially for this education model. Classes are conducted in English and Chinese with half of every day devoted to each language. Within this inquiry based program a balance of child-initiated and teacher directed activity is provided to support children’s development across the entire curriculum. Age range: 2-9. Application Fee RMB 1, 600. Tuition fees: Full-day nursery RMB 98,000; Pre-K RMB 129,000; Kindergarten RMB 132,800; Elementary RMB 142,000 9-1 Jiangtai Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6437 3344 ext 100, admissions@3eik.com) www.3eik.com 3e国 际学校, 朝阳区将台西路9-1号 Asia-Pacific Experimental School of Beijing Normal University Asia-Pacific Experimental School of Beijing Normal University is located on the south bank of the Wenyu River on Litang Lu, to the north of the Olympic Village. It has both primary and middle schools and provides for both day school students and boarders. The campus covers 80,000 square meters and includes middle and primary school classroom buildings, laboratory building, science and technology building, library, gym, student residence halls, various types of special classrooms, counseling room, and electronic reading room. There are 51 classes, 1,600 students, more than 200 teaching staff. The school’s administration is managed by Beijing Normal University and the teaching staff by Beijing Xicheng District Educational Committee. Age range: 6-15 years. Tuition fees (2010-2011 academic year): Chinese nationals: Primary school boarder RMB 24,000/year, day student RMB 20,000/year; Middle school boarder RMB 33,000/year, day student RMB 27,000/year;Foreign nationals pay the same as Chinese nationals, plus RMB 6,000/year for management fees Dong San Qi, Changping District. (5109 4888, 6975 9602) http://www.yataischool. net/ 昌平区地铁5号线天通苑北站,换乘 643或537路,到北京太阳城站,路口向东直 走,穿过北京服装学院即到 Beanstalk International Bilingual School (BIBS) In its 17 years of existence BIBS has grown from one campus to three and from a kindergarten-only curriculum to a fullfledged K to grade 11 school with plans for grade 12 in the 2010-2011 school year. The school boasts a unique program that combines the best of Eastern and Western education philosophies to provide students a greater appreciation of the arts and humanities through the study and celebration of different countries, cultures and languages. The cross-cultural environment offers children greater cultural sensitivity and the ability to speak multiple languages. Tuition fees (2010-2011 Academic Year): Kindergarten: Application fee RMB 1,600 (one-off payment, non-refundable), Capital levy RMB 8,000 (one-off payment, non-refundable), RMB 62,000 (half day)-80,000 (full day)/year; Primary school: Application fee RMB 1,600 (one-off payment, non-refundable), Capital levy RMB 30,000 (oneoff payment, non-refundable); Reception RMB 100,000/year; Grades 1-6 RMB 135,000/year; Middle and high school: Application fee RMB 1,600, Capital levy RMB 30,000; Grades 7-12 RMB 135,000 1) 1/F, Bldg B, 40 Liangmaqiao Lu (at the 21st Century Hotel), Chaoyang District. (6466 9255, bikoffice@bibs.com.cn, office@bibs. com.cn), mshsadmissions@bibs.com.cn); 2) 38 Nan Shiliju, Chaoyang District. (8456 6019, bikoffice@bibs.com.cn, office@bibs.com.cn), mshsadmissions@bibs.com.cn); 3) 6 Dongsihuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5130 7951, bikoffice@bibs.com.cn, office@bibs.com.cn), mshsadmissions@bibs.com.cn) www.bibs.com.cn 青苗国际双语学校, 1) 朝阳区亮马桥路40号

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Beijing City International School Located in Shuangjing, BCIS lives by its school motto: “Inspire, Achieve, Create.” This nonprofit, independent, co-educational day school accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) offers an international curriculum for Nursery to Grade 12 students under the International Baccalaureate (IB) World School system and is authorized 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 rigorous academic enquiry through the extensive use of information technology in the classroom. Age range: Nursery through Grade 12. Tuition fees (2010-2011 Academic Year): Registration fee RMB 2,000; New Student fee RMB 5,000; Nursery RMB 104,980; Pre-K RMB 120,960; Kindergarten RMB 129,000; Grades 1-2 RMB 158, 600; Grades 3-5 RMB 160,600; Grades 6-8 RMB 167,800; Grades 9-10 RMB 174,680; Grades 11-12 RMB 185,600 77 Baiziwan Nan Er Lu, Chaoyang District. (8771 7171, admissions@bcis. cn) www.bcis.cn 北京乐成国际学校, 朝阳区百 子湾南二路77号 Beijing Hantong Test Training School Hantong is an after-class school which offers IB, A-level, IGCSE, SAT tutoring in both English and Chinese, with the aim of improving students’ learning skills. The school provides one-to-one and small group classes. The school uses the same textbooks as the International Schools. Price range from RMB 150-550/hour Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat&Sun 9am-5pm. 1) D2065 Gahood Villa, Houshayu, Shunyi District. (8599 7183, info@chinamcedu.com); 2) Rm 2611-2612,1 Blue Castle International Center, Dawang Xilu, Chaoyang District. (8599 7183, info@chinamcedu.com) www.chinamcedu.com 1) 顺义区白辛庄嘉浩别墅2区D2065; 2) 朝 阳区蓝堡国际中心1座2611-2612室 Beijing Homeschoolers A support network, information source and social hub for families homeschooling their children. http://groups. yahoo.com/group/beijing_homeschoolers Beijing International Bilingual Academy Formerly known as KinStar International Bilingual School, Beijing International Bilingual Academy (BIBA) was founded by KinStar Education Organization. BIBA provides local and international communities with affordable, high quality English/Chinese bilingual education and a balanced Eastern/Western cultural environment. Both ESL and Chinese support classes are also available. Located in the middle of Shunyi’s villa area, BIBA includes a kindergarten, elementary and middle school campus located next to a spacious park. The school building includes music, art and dance studios, science labs, a spacious library, a running track, a tennis court, an indoor gymnasium and a basketball field. Grades: Pre-K to 8. Price range: RMB 55,000-100,000 (plus RMB 1,600 registration fee and RMB 5,00010,000 capital levy). Kindergarten and Elementary School: 5 Yumin Road, Houshayu, Shunyi


Directories District. (8041 0390) 海嘉双语国际学校, 顺义 区后沙峪裕民大街5号 Beijing Mandarin School Rm 904, 9/F, E-Tower, Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6508 1026) www.beijingmandarinschool.com 北京普 通话学校, 朝阳区光华路数码01大厦9层904 Beijing No. 55 Middle School and High School Unlike other public schools in the city, No. 55 has an international student department specifically tailored to foreign students. High school classes are offered in Chinese (meant for students with no Chinese background) or English, and prepare students for the IB exam or China’s college entrance exam. Middle school classes are in Chinese only; a half-year of intensive Chinese training is available if needed. Ages: 11 to 17. Price range: RMB 28,000-44,600. 12 Xinzhong Jie, Dongcheng District. (6416 9531) http://www.bj55iss.cn/default.asp?pg=main 北京第五十五中学, 东城 区新中街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; Reception Full Day RMB 123,500/year; Years 1-6 RMB 152,000/year; Years 7-9 RMB 161,500/year; Years 10-11 RMB 182,400/year; Years 12-13 RMB 191,900 1) (Admissions office) Rm C317 Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465-4487 ext 107 or 134 3939 3342, sarah. hancock@bjrego.org); 2) 15 Liyuan Jie, Tianzhu

County, Shunyi District. (8416 7718, sarah. hancock@bjrego.org) www.bjrego.org 北京瑞 金英国学校, 1) 朝阳区朝阳区亮马桥路50号 C317室; 2) 顺义区顺义区天竺镇丽苑街15号 Beijing Shuren Ribet Private School As the only K12 independent coeducational bilingual boarding and day school in Tongzhou District, Beijing Shuren Ribet Private School is housed in a 16 acre campus located in the Artists’ Village 20km east of the China World Trade Center (Guomao) and consists of a closed and secure garden community. Started as a private school in 1993, BSRPS is dedicated to offering students a well rounded education which leads to academic excellence and personal success. Over the years, it has integrated an American- curriculum from the lower to upper school, which has led to the formation of the American high school where students receive an “American-overseas education as they embrace the essence of Chinese culture and literature.” Age range: 3-18 years old. Tuition Fees (2010-2011 school year room and board, all fees included): Kindergarten RMB 11,500/semester; 1-6 grades RMB 34,000/ semester; 7-9 grades RMB 35,500/semester South 1A, Xiaopu, Songzhuang,, Tongzhou District. (8085 6318 Bilingual, 8085 6787 Chinese, inquiry@shurenribet.org) http://www.shurenribet.org/ 北京市私立树人瑞贝学校, 通州区宋 庄镇小堡南甲一号 Beijing TailorMade Chinese Center 810 North Tower B, Soho Shangdu, 8 Dongdaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5900 5420, welcome@tailormadecc.net, jf.pouliquen@tailor madecc.net) www.tailormadechinese.com/index. html 北京泰莱梅德文化交流有限公司, 朝阳 区东大桥路SOHO尚都北塔B座810 Beijing World Youth Academy (BWYA) A student-centered approach with an emphasis on academics and the arts. Now in its tenth year, Beijing World Youth Academy is an IB world school offering both English and Chinese programs for local and overseas students aged 9 to 18. BWYA values holistic education, inquiry-based learning and strives

to offer students ample opportunity to develop as globally aware critical thinkers. The faculty hails from over 15 countries and allows for a favorable student-to-teacher ratio that creates a more personalized learning environment. BWYA emphasizes creativity and teamwork using a curriculum that incorporates standards from North America, Europe and Asia and 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: 9-18 years old. Tuition fees (2010-2011 Academic Year): Application fee RMB 1,600; Capital levy RMB 30,000 (one-time fee); Chinese Middle School Program (grades 7-9) RMB 50,000/year; Chinese High School Program (grades 10-12) RMB 54,000/year; International Primary (grades 4-5) RMB 90,000/year; IB MYP (grades 6-9) RMB 100,000/year; IB MYP (grade 10) / IB DP (grades 11-12) RMB 110,000/year; Chinese as an Additional Language intensive course RMB 25,000/semester; English as an Additional Language intensive course RMB 51,000/semester. 18 Huajiadi Beili, Chaoyang District. (6461 7787, admissions@ibwya.net) www.ibwya.net 北京世 青国际学校, 朝阳区花家地北里18号 Berlitz Mo-Fri 8am-8.30pm, Sat-Sun 9am-6pm. Sunjoy Building Ste 801, 6 Ritan Lu, Chaoyang District. (6593 0478) www.berlitz.com 北京贝 立兹语言培训有限公司, 朝阳区日坛路6号 新族大厦801 The Bridge School This established school offers group classes (3-10 students) in the mornings and evenings at RMB 3,950 for 72 hours. Intensive classes are offered for RMB 9,500 for 180 hours. Individual classes are offered anytime, anywhere (including home or office) and cost RMB 85-105 per hour, minimum two hours. 1) Reviera Plaza: Rm 701 Furniture Building, Reviera Plaza, Laiguangying Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8430 8068, info@bridgeschoolchina. com); 2) Capital Paradise Club: 1/F, Capital Paradise Club, Houshayu, Shunyi District. (8046 6114, info@bridgeschoolchina.com); 3) Rm 903,

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9/F, E-Tower, 12 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6503 5193, info@bridgeschoolchina.com); 4) Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.30pm. 8013 Tongguang Tower 12 Nongzhanguan Nan Li, Chaoyang District. (6538 9422, info@bridgeschoolchina. com); 5) Rm 503, 5/F, Guangming Hotel, Liangmaquiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (8451 7605, info@bridgeschoolchina.com) www.bridgeschoolchina.com 桥学校, 1) 朝阳区来广营东路 古城7层701室; 2) 顺义区后沙峪名都园会 所1层; 3) 朝阳区光华路12号数码01大厦9层 903; 4) 朝阳区农展馆南里 12号 通广大厦 8013; 5) 朝阳区亮马桥路光明饭店5层503室 The British School of Beijing The British School of Beijing provides a traditional education based on the English National Curriculum and prepares pupils for GCSE and A Levels. The school is part of the Nord Anglia family of British-style international schools and its educational approach arises out of the best practices found in British schools around the world, emphasizing high academic results and mutual respect. The diverse academic and extra-curricular program is designed to challenge students to excel in music, arts and sport and allow them to develop and mature into young adults equipped with the qualifications and skills to enter universities worldwide. Age range: 1-18 years old. Tuition fees (2010/2011 Academic Year): Pre-Nursery RMB 87,419-131,140Nursery RMB 131,140; Reception RMB 141,450; Years 1-2 RMB 157,436; Year 3 RMB 168,072; Years 4-6 RMB 170,572Years 7-9 RMB 185,611; Years 10-11 RMB 191,264; Years 12-13 RMB 200,490 1) 7 Sanlitun Beixiaojie, Chaoyang District. (8532 5320, admissions@britishschool.org.cn); 2) South Side, 9 Anhua Lu, Shunyi District. (8047 3588, admissions@britishschool.org.cn); 3) 5 Sanlitun Xiliujie, Chaoyang District. (8532 3088, admissions@britishschool.org.cn) www.britishschool.org.cn 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; 3) 朝阳区三里屯西六街5号

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Schools Canadian International School of Beijing Opened in September 2006, the Canadian International School of Beijing (CISB) offers a Montessori Nursery & Pre-Kindergarten program from 18 months to 5 years old and a Canadian-Style curriculum for Kindergarten to Grade 12 students. CISB is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School authorized to provide the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) at the High School level and a Candidate School for the Primary Years (PYP) and Middle Years (MYP) Programmes. Non-native English-speaking students will have their language abilities assessed, and be given ESL support according to their results. Mandarin and French are offered as additional languages (Korean as well in High School). Member of ACAMIS and UNESCO, CISB features 90 classrooms equipped with the SmartBoard technology, seven computer labs, two large well-equipped libraries, a designated fine arts floor including specialized visual art and music labs, a 500-seat theatre, two large gymnasiums, a 25m swimming pool and a dance studio. Grades: Preschool to G12. Price range: RMB 59,900-169,600 (RMB 1,600 application fee and 4,300-6,300 ESL fee). 38 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 7788, admissions@cisbeijing.com) www.cisb.com.cn 北京加拿大国际 学校, 朝阳区亮马桥路38号 The Capital Mandarin School Rm 1601, E-Tower (across from the Kerry Center), 12C Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6592 5672) 中国北京天下汇友培训学校, 朝阳区光华路 丙12号数码01大厦(嘉里中心对面)1601室 Care for Children School CfCS is the only Special Needs School for foreign families in Beijing. They work closely with the international school community to provide educational and therapeutic support to staff and families for students with mild to severe impairments and learning differences. Drawing upon the vast expertise of their staff of certified educators and therapists, they have designed individualized programs within the school in addition to successful dual programs with other mainstream international schools. A high teacher/student ratio gives students access to specialized and individual academic support, and provides an environment in which students can work and achieve at their maximum potential. Age range: 2-18 years old. Tuition fees (2010-2011 Academic Year):Application fee (non-refundable fee covers assessment by panel of therapists) RMB 7,500; Development fee (one time only) RMB 15,000; Full day RMB 160,000; Half Day RMB 105,000 Unit 101, River Garden, 7 Yuyang Lu, Houshayu, Shunyi District. (8046 3306, principal@careforchildrenservices. com) www.careforchildren.com 顺义区后沙峪榆 阳路7号裕京花园101室 Chicago Dan’s English Daycare Daycare canter is staffed by three American teachers, a professional Chinese English teacher, and a professional daycare instructor. The teacherstudent-ratio is 1 to 4 and English spoken in the classroom. The English-language curriculum includes special interest courses such as swimming, baseball, Tae Kwon Do and ballet. Each course is taught by a native English speaker. Students also attend regular field trips and activities. Tuition fees are below the standard rates charged by international daycare centers, and the special interest courses are included in the fee. RMB5,500-6,000/month.For children ages 2.5 to 5 years. 8am-5.30pm. Suit 1102 Building B, Riyue Tiandi, Xi Zuoanmen Qiao, Chongwen District. (5807 5067, dpinkowski@gmail.com) www.engdan.com 芝加哥丹全英文幼儿园 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. The curriculum also focuses on establishing students’ good habits and supports the development of the child through the progressive “Virtues in Us” character education program which emphasizes nobility of character and service to humanity. This innovative approach brings together two cultures and combines the strongest attributes of both Western and Eastern teaching methodologies. Age range: 3-12years old. Tuition Fees (2010-2011 Academic Year): Kindergarten

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RMB 86,000; Registration RMB 2,000 (one time fee); Elementary RMB 92,000; Registration RMB 3,000 (one-time fee) 2 Shunbai Lu, Chaoyang District. (8610 2654, kristinl@daystarchina.cn, lijunl@daystarchina.cn) 启明星双语学校, 朝 阳区顺白路2号 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 90 students are enrolled in the kindergarten classes, and 430 in the elementary and upper school. Grades: Kindergarten to grade 13. Price range: EUR 5,1507,800 (plus a EUR 2,600 admission fee, EUR 900 bus fee). 49A Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6532 2535) www.dspeking.net.cn 北京德国使 馆学校, 朝阳区亮马桥路甲49号 Dulwich College Beijing Dulwich College Beijing is a British International school offering a curriculum based upon the English National Curriculum up to Year 9, IGCSE courses for students in Years 10 and 11, and the full International Baccalaureate Diploma for our senior students in Years 12 and 13. Our curriculum is suitaby adapted to reflect the needs of students in an international school and extends well beyond the formal classroom with a strong empasis on the development of the individual. Dulwich College Beijing is affliated with Dulwich College London and also is a sister school to Dulwich College’s in Shanghai, Suzhou and Seoul. Ages: 12 months – 18 years. Application Fee: RMB 2000 – nonrefundable; Placement Deposit: RMB 18,000 – refundable subjuect to terms and conditions; Toddler 1 (Half Day) 2/3/5 days a week: RMB 27,200/38.500/60,500; Toddler 2 (Half Day): RMB 87,100; Nursery /Reception: RMB 132,400; Years 1-2: RMB 153,400; Years 3-6: RMB 171,600; Years 7-9: RMB181,200; Years 10-11: RMB192,600; Years 12-13: RMB200,200 1) Riviera Main Campus: Beijing Riviera, 1 Xiangjiang Beilu, Jingshun Lu, Chaoyang District. (8450 7676, info@dulwich-beijing.cn); 2) Legend Garden Campus: Legend Garden Villas, 89 Jichang Lu, Shunyi District. (6454 9000, info@dulwichbeijing.cn); 3) Legend Early Years Campus: Legend Garden Villas, 89 Jichang Lu, Shunyi District. (6454 9000, info@dulwich-beijing.cn) www. dulwich-beijing.cn 北京德威英国国际学校, 1) 朝阳区京顺路香江北路1号香江花园; 2) 顺 义区机场路89号丽京花园; 3) 顺义区机场路 89号丽京花园 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 native-speakers 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): Half-day RMB 52,000; Full-day RMB 72,000 (afternoon activities and lunch included in the tuition fee) Merlin Champagne Town, 6 Liyuan Lu, Tianzhu, Shunyi District. (6450 8384, mariaseemel@eduwingskids.com) http://www. eduwingskids.com/ 顺义区天竺镇丽苑街6号美 林香槟小镇 Etonkids Bilingual Kindergarten 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).


Directories Check the website for additional EtonKids Bilingual Park Campuses. Tuition fees (2010-2011 Academic Year):Monthly payment plan - Morning session (8.30-11.30am) 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) Eastern Provence Campus, Eastern Provence, 88 Dingsi Lu, Beiqijia, Changping District. (8176 0828, cpadmin@etonkids. com); 2) Dawang Lu Peking House Campus, 20 Xidawang Lu, Chaoyang District. (5870 6779, cpadmin@etonkids.com); 3) Arcadia Campus, Block 1, Arcadia villas, Houshayu, Shunyi District. (8047 2983, cpadmin@etonkids.com); 4) Palm Springs Campus, Palm Springs International Apartments, 8 Chaoyang Park Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (6539 8967, cpadmin@etonkids.com); 5) Datunli Campus, Kehui Lu, Chaoyang District. (8480 5538, cpadmin@etonkids.com); 6) Olympic Village Campus, Southwest Corner of Beichen Xilu and Kehui Lu, Chaoyang District. (8437 1006, cpadmin@etonkids.com); 7) Midtown Campus, Guangqujia Yuan, Bldg 21, Guangqumenwai, Chongwen District. (6749 5008, cpadmin@etonkids.com); 8) Central Park Campus, Bldg 19, Central Park, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. ((6533 6620/6931, cpadmin@etonkids.com) www.etonkids.com 伊 顿双语幼儿园, 1) 昌平区北七家镇定泗路 88号; 2) 朝阳区西大望路甲20号首府社区 里; 3) 顺义区后沙峪罗马环岛北侧天北路, 阿凯笛亚庄园1座; 4) 朝阳区朝阳公园南 路8号棕榈泉国际公寓; 5) 朝阳区科荟路大 屯里社区; 6) 朝阳区北辰西路与科荟路交 汇处西南角; 7) 崇文区广渠门外广渠家园 21号楼; 8) 朝阳区朝阳门外大街6号新城国 际19号楼 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 American-style 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)RMB71,800-112,000/ year 1) Lido Campus:Rm C103 Lido Country Club, Lido Place, Jiangtailu, Chaoyang District. (gtmadmin@etonkids.com); 2) 3/F, Bldg D, Global Trade Mansion, Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6506 4805, gtmadmin@etonkids.com) 伊顿国际幼儿园, 1) 朝阳区蒋台路机场路 丽都广场; 2) 朝阳区光华路世贸国际公寓 D座3层 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 (2010-2011 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, administrator@thefamilylearninghouse.com) www.thefamilylearninghouse.com 家育苑, 朝阳 区东三环中路39号 建外SOHO西区14号楼旁 Ganeinu International School Follows

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a Montessori curriculum and aims to “provide a warm, secure, Jewish environment where children can feel comfortable exploring and learning.” Coursework consists of math, sensorial, language, art and music, geography, Jewish studies and special events. Nursery, kindergarten and elementary classes available. Tuition ranges from RMB 66,000-130,000 a year. Bus and lunch service available. 18 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (8470 8238) http://www.ganeinubeijing. com 朝阳区霄云路18号 Happy Baby Kindergarten At two separate campuses, Happy Baby offers a Montessori-style curriculum delivered predominantly in Chinese. English classes are provided several times a week. Facilities include playgrounds, a library, and piano, reading, birthday and computer rooms. Currently, around half the students are international students. Special classes for children under 2 accompanied by a parent are offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Note: Enrollment is full for 2009-10 academic year. Ages: 2.5 to 5. Price range: RMB 36,000 (RMB 450 transportation fee). 1) 23 Yiyuan Anhuibeili, Yayuncun, Chaoyang District. (6498 1518); 2) 22 Zhongli Xibahe, Chaoyang District. (6462 0449 ext 806) 至尊宝宝幼儿园, 1) 朝阳区亚运村安慧北里逸园23号楼; 2) 朝阳区西坝河中里22号楼 Harrow International School Beijing Harrow International School Beijing prides itself on high academic standards that are maintained within a close-knit school community. Harrow is one of the smaller international schools; each student is assigned a personal tutor who looks after their overall welfare and serves as a liaison between the school and home. High academic standards and leadership skills are promoted school-wide, with a range of enrichment activities to help students develop teamwork and creative thinking skills, as well as independence and responsibility. The school is divided into different sections with specialist teachers teaching each subject from the Prep Phase (Years 5 to 7) onwards. There is a wide range of outdoor pursuits available to students, including a small school garden where younger children learn to grow their own vegetables. Other highlights include, top-notch learning facilities, talented choirs, the annual “Expeditions Week ” with visits to overseas countries, and regular exchanges with Harrow Bangkok and Harrow UK. Students graduating from Harrow Beijing have won places at a range of universities across the world including Oxford, London School of Economics, Bayreuth Law Faculty, Cornell, Australia National University. Age range: 3-18 years old. Tuition fees (2010/2011 Academic Year): Pre-School RMB 101,700; Reception (4-5 years) RMB 129,800; Years 1-2 RMB 147,100; Years 3-6 RMB 153,600; Years 7-9 RMB 168,700; Years 10-11 RMB 175,200; Years 12 -13 RMB 188,300 1) Grassetown, Zhengequ Village, Xuxin Zhuang, Tongzhou District. (6444 8900, enquiries@harrowbeijing.cn); 2) 5 Anzhen Xili, Block 4, Chaoyang District. (6444 8900, enquiries@harrowbeijing.cn) www.harrowbeijing. cn 北京哈罗英国学校, 1) 通州区徐新庄镇 葛渠村格拉斯小镇; 2) 朝阳区安贞西里四 区5号 Harvard Star International School This school has 30 students from Kindergarten to Grade 6. Its kindergarten curriculum is Montessori-based and its elementary education follows the National Curriculum of England. Tuition is RMB 42,000 per year. Sanshan Jiayuan, Luoma Huandao East, Shunyi District. (8042 4781) 哈佛之星 国际学校, 顺义区罗马环岛东三山家元 Highscope International Kindergarten Located on the grounds of the Potter’s Wheel Tennis Academy, this school has five clean classrooms with modern facilities, an art room and a dance studio as well as lush green grass and gardens. Their main curriculum is mostly based on the American High Scope program. Games are also used to provide an environment in which the children can develop at their own pace and according to their interests. Each class has a bilingual head teacher, at least one native English speaking teacher and other local teachers. Options include half day or whole day,

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Schools meals, and a bus service. Daily 7.30 am - 5.30 pm. 1 Langxinzhuang Lu, Chaoyang District. (8538 2775, josh.highscope@gmail.com) 朝阳 区郎莘庄路1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 53,500-122,800 (depending on choice of program and campus) 1) Chaoyang Park Campus, Victoria Gardens, 15 Chaoyang Park Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6434 0088 (English, German, Mandarin), info@house-of-knowledge.net); 2) Liyuan Campus, East Gate of Liyuan Compound, Maquanying Street, Shunyi District. (6434 0088 (English, Chinese and German), info@house-ofknowledge.net); 3) Administrative Office, C511, Lufthansa Centre, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6434 0088 or 6538 2624, info@houseof-knowledge.net) www.house-of-knowledge.net 1) 朝阳区朝阳公园西路15号维多利亚花园公 寓; 2) 顺义区香江北路丽苑小区东门A11; 3) 朝阳区亮马桥路50号燕莎中心C511 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 25,000-72,000/year (contact school administration for details) 1) Huijia Longwan Experiential Early Childhood Education Center. Longwan Business Street, Yuyuan Lu, Houshayu, Shunyi District. (8042 2245, hjkids@263.net); 2) Huijia Central Park Experimental Early Childhood Education Center. Bldg 24, Central Park Apartments, 6 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6597 9358, hjkids@263.net) www. hjkids.com 汇佳幼儿园, 1) 顺义区汇佳龙 湾体验式早教中心. 顺义区后沙峪镇裕园路 龙湾商业街; 2) 朝阳区汇佳新城国际体验 式早教中心.朝阳区朝外大街6号新城国际公 寓24号楼 International Academy of Beijing A nurturing school community equipping students to make a positive difference in the world by challenging them to seek truth, acquire wisdom and pursue academic excellence. Founded in 1999 IAB offers an American curriculum from K through to G12. PSAT, SAT, ACT and AP exams provide students the opportunity to be well positioned for college entry. IAB is accredited by ACSI, WASC and NCCT. Age range: 5-18 years old. Tuition fees (2011-2012 Academic

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Year): One-time non-refundable application fee RMB1,700; Kindergarten RMB84,000 (RMB21,000 capital fee); Grade 1-5 RMB117,600 (RMB29,400 capital fee); Grade 6-8 RMB126,000 (RMB31,500 capital fee); Grade 9-10 RMB134,400 (RMB33,600 capital fee); Grade 11 RMB142,400 (RMB35,600 capital fee); Grade 12 RMB145,000 (RMB36,000 capital fee); 1) Elementary School Campus and Admissions Office: Lido Office Tower 3, Lido Place, 6 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. (6430 1600, admissions@iabchina.net); 2) Middle School/High School Campus: Olympic Forest Park East, 2 Yangshan Lu, Chaoyang District. (8493 8680, admissions@iabchina.net) www. iabchina.net IAB国际学校, 1) 朝阳区将台路 6号丽都广场丽都3号办公楼; 2) 朝阳区仰山 路2号奥林匹克公园东侧 The International Montessori School of Beijing (MSB) MSB has been serving expatriate children, from pre-school to elementary, for 20 years and is an affiliate member of the American Montessori Society (AMS), which upholds the MACTE Montessori educational standards on an international level. The school is affiliated with the International Montessori Teaching Institute which provides continual professional training and development to all MSB lead teachers and assistant teachers. Today MSB is comprised of four campuses – two in Shunyi (River Garden and Champagne Cove) – and two located very close to the Beijing Riviera, Grand Hills, Quanfa and Lane Bridge housing compounds. The new Riviera campus will house the Reception and Elementary classrooms up to Grade 6. Age range: 1-12. Tuition fees (2010-2011 Academic Year): Deposit RMB 1,600 (application fee credited towards school fees); 3 Day Toddler (Age: 1) RMB 38,000; 5 Day Toddler (Age: 1) RMB 60,000; Morning Nursery (Age: 2) RMB 85,000; Full Day Nursery (Age: 2) RMB 126,000; Morning Kindergarten (Age: 3 and 4) RMB 88,000; Full Day Kindergarten (Age: 3 and 4) RMB 130,000; Reception (Age: 5) RMB 146,000; Elementary (Age: 6 to 12) RMB 152,000. 1) Riviera Campus,Bldg 8, 2 Xiangjiang Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6432 8228, schooloffice@msb.edu.cn); 2) River Garden Campus, Houshayu, Baixinzhuang, Shunyi District. (8046 3935, schooloffice@msb.edu.cn); 3) Cherry Tree Lane Campus, Xiangjiang Beilu, 18 Maquanying Lu, Shunyi District. (6432 8228, schooloffice@msb.edu.cn); 4) Champagne Cove Campus, 2 Shunfu Lu, Chaoyang District. (8945 2591, schooloffice@msb.edu.cn) www.msb.edu. cn 北京蒙台梭利国际学校, 1) 朝阳区香江校 园,香江北路甲2号院8号楼; 2) 顺义区裕京 花园校园, 后沙峪白辛庄; 3) 顺义区樱桃园 校区,香江北路马泉营18号; 4) 朝阳区金碧 湖畔校区,顺福路2号 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 present-day 50,000sqm purposebuilt 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 (2010-2011 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, admissions@isb. bj.edu.cn) www.isb.bj.edu.cn 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


Directories 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 (non-refundable, to be credited toward tuition); Registration fee RMB 800; Half-day RMB 86,000; Full day RMB 127,900 Suite C101, East Lake Villas, 35 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Dongcheng District. (8451 1380, InfoEL@ivyschools.com) www.ivyschools.com 艾 毅幼儿园, 东城区东直门外大街35号东湖别 墅C101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 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) Orchid Garden Campus, 18 Xinjin Lu, Cui Ge Xiang (Airport Expressway, Beigao Exit), Chaoyang District. (8439 7080, info-OE@ivyschools. com (Ocean Express Bilingual Campus), infoog@ivyschools.com (Orchid Garden Bilingual Campus)); 2) Ocean Express Campus, Bldg E, Ocean Express, 2 Dongsanhuan Beilu (north of Kempinski), Chaoyang District. (8446 7287, infoOE@ivyschools.com (Ocean Express Bilingual Campus), info-og@ivyschools.com (Orchid Garden Bilingual Campus)) www.ivyschools. com 艾毅双语幼儿园, 1) 朝阳区崔各乡新锦 路18号卓锦万代小区内; 2) 朝阳区东三环北 路2号远洋新干线E座 Ivy MI Kindergarten Ivy MI Kindergarten offers a quality Chinese-focused program designed to meet the needs of children who will attend Chinese elementary schools. It is designed for Chinese families who would like their children to experience a curriculum inspired by the Harvard-based Multiple Intelligences theory. This program offers a top-notch education for children with an international bent. RMB 33,600 per year (Lijing Campus) RMB 36,998 per year (Tianshi Campus) 1) Tianshi Campus, 52 Beiyuan Lu, Tongzhou District. (8159 6406/7, InfoLJ@ivyschools.com, Info-TS@ivyschools.com); 2) Lijing Campus, 28 Shilipu Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8446 4189, Info-LJ@ivyschools.com, Info-TS@ivyschools.com) http://www.ivyschools. com 艾毅多元智能幼儿园, 1) 通州区北苑路 52号; 2) 朝阳区十里堡北路28号 KEer Apple International Kindergarten (Pingod) Monthly tuition starts at RMB 3,500, with a RMB 5,000 deposit and initial payment of RMB 10,000. Offers some English instruction and limited Montessori curriculum in the afternoons (with an “international” section) and open year round. Baiziwan Nan Er Lu (next to BCIS), Chaoyang District. (5876 9605, keerapple@yahoo.cn) http://www.keereducation. com/fen12/Default.asp 苹果幼儿园 The Learning Center The Learning Center opened in 2004 to meet the specific educational needs of local and expatriate students in Beijing. They aim to address the 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

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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. 2108 Gahood Villa, Houshayu, Xibaixinzhuang, Shunyi District. (8046 3886, registration@learningcenter.com.cn) www. thelearningcenter.cn 顺义区后沙峪西白辛庄嘉 浩别墅2108号 Little Seeds Montessori School Little Seeds is a home-grown Montessori school in the heart of Beijing. Located in the Chaoyang District near the 2nd Ring Road, Little Seeds offers a bilingual teaching environment for children between the ages of 3 and 6 years. Its small and nurturing classrooms offer enhanced individualized attention and allows its teachers to be able to respond more effectively to each child’s needs. The curriculum at Little Seeds focuses on the areas: Practical Life, Mathematics, Language, Art, Geography and Science. Instruction is given in both English and Chinese, allowing children to gain the vocabulary required to express themselves effectively in both languages. Strong academic emphasis is coupled with a focus on Chinese culture and the Arts, allowing children to truly experience Chinese culture from both a local and foreign perspective. Mon-Fri 8am4.30pm. Panjiayuan Donglu, Chaoyang District. (131 4118 8648, little.seeds.montessori@gmail. com) 朝阳区潘家园东路 Lycée Français International de Pékin (The French School) The LFIP is administered in accordance with the guidelines established by the French Ministry of Education. Classes are taught in French, but nonFrench-speaking children are admitted into the kindergarten (which is on a separate campus), and the elementary school. This school has full sports and extracurricular programs. Ages: 2 to 18. Price range: EUR 5,580-10,010 (French children), EUR 6,390-11,430 (non-French children). 1) Primary and Secondary School: 13 Sanlitun Dongsijie, Chaoyang District. (6532 3498); 2) Kindergarten: 4 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6532 7881) http://www.lfip.net.cn/ 1) 朝阳区 三里屯东四街13号; 2) 朝阳区三里屯路4号 Mammolina Children’s Home-Montessori Kindergarten Located next to the Beijing Riviera compound, Mammolina Children’s Home opened in 2005 and offers a strictly Montessori style education to children from 1 to 7 years old. Classes are taught in English and Chinese in “uniquely integrated, open-space classrooms where children learn and thrive following their own natural needs and rhythm, and each child’s progress is monitored individually.” Mammolina touts its one-on-one assistance and detailed record keeping system that allows detailed tailored focus on each child’s interests and progress, as well as its “spacious, carefully prepared child-sized environments,” high safety and hygiene standards. Age range: 1-7 years old. Tuition fees (2010-2011 Academic Year): 1-3 years - RMB 96,000 (half day)-124,000 (full day)/year; 3-6 years - RMB 100,200 (half day)134,000 (full day)/year 36 Maquanying Siqu , Xiangjiang Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8470 5128, mch@www.montessori.ws) www.montessori.ws 三为园蒙德梭利托幼中心, 朝阳区香江北路 马泉营四区36号 Mandarin Connections Improve your spoken or business Chinese. Also holds HSK & BCT preparation courses. Classes also available for kids and teenagers. 1) D2065 Gahood Villa, Houshayu, Shunyi District. (8599 7183, info@chinamcedu.com); 2) 26/F, Rm 11-12, 1 Blue Castle International Center, Dawang Xilu, Chaoyang District. (8599 7183, info@chinamcedu.com) www.mandarin-connections.com 1) 顺义区白辛庄嘉浩别墅2区 D2065; 2) 朝阳区西大望路3号院蓝堡国际中 心1座2611-2612室 Muffy’s Education Founded in 2003, Muffy’s Education provides child-centered English immersion kindergartens, after school and camp programs to teach students “Knowledge Through English”. Using English as the medium for learning, students receive a high quality education

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and a strong foundation of English skills. Muffy’s 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 use 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, assessment and placement will be aranged. Ages:2-6 1) Shijicheng Location (Opening in Aug): 5/F, Bldg B, Huibo Dasha, Landianchang Lu, Haidian District.; 2) Wangjing Location: East gate of Beixiaohe Gongyuan, Wangjing Xilu, Chaoyang District.; 3) Xiangshan Location: Xiangshan Qingqin, Mentou Cun, Sijiqing Town, Haidian District.; 4) Wanquan Location: 1/F, Legacy Home Community Center, Wanliu Dong Lu, Haidian District. www.muffys.cn 儿童英语之 家, 1) 海淀区蓝靛厂路(人大附小对面)汇 博大厦西侧5层; 2) 朝阳区望京北小河公园 东门; 3) 海淀区香山清琴别墅儿童会所; 4) 海淀区万柳东路万泉新新家园14号楼A区万泉 新新俱乐部一层 MYChineseStudy MYChineseStudy is a language class and study tour provider. The language center is located at Sanlitun, Beijing, where is famous by its international urban atmosphere and bar street. Experienced teachers can help student make improvement in Chinese. Mon - Fri 8.30am - 9pm. Rm 901, Block B, Sanlitun Soho, Chaoyang District. (8590 0698/ 8590 0898, info@mychinesestudy.com) www. mychinesestudy.com 麦芽汉语, 朝阳区三里屯 soho,B座901 New Bamboo International Kindergarten New Bamboo International Kindergarten is an English language school based on the US High/Scope pre-school education structure. With the intention of becoming an influential pre-school education organization in China, they have a curriculum that incorporates the American education system with the core essence of the Chinese education. This allows us to give our

Children the best of the two cultures. The kindergarten officially opens on October 10, 2011, and welcomes all parents of babies aged one to six for consultation and registration. Tuition fees (2011-2012 academic year): RMB 1,000 application fee, RMB 5,000 per month. Qiao 133 0401 8987, Shi 186 1172 9923. Tower W-1 (east of Scitech Hotel, west door of Dongdang Ruijing), 16 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. 新 竹幼儿园, 朝阳区建国门外大街16号W-1座 (建国门赛特饭店东面,东方瑞景小区西门) New Concept Mon-Fri 9am-6pm. B 1903 Ocean Express, 66 Xiaguang Li, Sanyuan Dong Bridge, Chaoyang District. (8446 6455, beijing@newconceptMandarin.com) www.newconceptMandarin.com 新概念普通话, 朝阳区 三元东桥霞光里66号院远洋新干线B座1903室 (佳程广场后面) New Garden International Kindergarten Located in Fulicheng just south of the China World Trade Center, New Garden International Kindergarten has both Chinese and native English-speaking teachers on staff and a fun-based, enriching curriculum that will enable your child to flourish in both Chinese and Western education systems. Equipped with a children’s kitchen, library, inside and outside play areas, the school offers a warm and peaceful child-centered environment for students to develop and learn. New Garden accepts children from the ages of 2-6, with extracurricular classes available for children up to 12. Age range: 2-6 years old. Tuition fees (2010-2011 Academic Year): RMB 33,600/year (for all children from ages 2-6) Bldg 61, Area D,Fulicheng (north of Shuangjing Qiao), Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5876 1319, mcyo521@163.com) 新园双语幼儿园, 朝阳区富力城新园双语幼儿园,东三环双井 桥北富力城D区西门 Pakistan Embassy College This embassy-run 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 Pentagram Chinese Kids learn Chinese in a fun environment. Classes start at the beginning of each month. And are available in two age groups, 5-7 and 8-10 years old. Spoken Chinese and business Chinese courses are also offered. Rm 301, Rui Chen International Center, 13 Nongzhanguan Nanlu, Chaoyang District. (6500 5755) www.pentagram-chinese.com 朝阳区朝阳 农展馆南路13号瑞辰国际中心301室 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@gmail.com) www.pfsbeijing.com 顺义区北京市顺义区后沙峪西白 幸庄嘉浩别墅城3006栋 Renda Middle School and High School The combined middle school and high school attached to Renmin University, Renda Fuzhong is known in Chinese circles for its high standards and gaokao results. The school’s language of instruction is Chinese, and it offers A-level qualifications. International students take a Chinese assessment exam that determines whether they are placed directly into regular classes with Chinese students or into an intensive Chinese program. A total of 4,000 students attend this large school, of which approximately 180 are international students. Ages: 12 to 16. Price range: RMB 50,000 (standard program), RMB 21,800/semester (intensive Chinese program). 37 Zhonguancun Dajie, Haidian District. (6251 3962/2094) www.rdfz.cn/english 人大附 中, 海淀区中关村大街37号 Ritan School This public school has four separate divisions open to international students: an elementary school, two middle schools and a high school. A bilingual program is offered at the elementary school, but the middle and high school divisions follow the Chinese national curriculum and instruction is in Chinese only. In addition to academics, students participate in a range of electives and extracurricular activities, including the celebrated school band. Grades: 1 to 12. Price range: RMB 17,000-36,800. 1) High School: 4 Guanghua Xili, Chaoyang District. (6503 1815); 2) Middle School: Inside Beijing No. 80 Middle School, 2 Baijiazhuang Xili, Chaoyang District. (6500 4609); 3) High School (senior year only): 36 Dongsanhuan Beilu (south of Tsinghua University’s Central Academy of Fine Arts), Chaoyang District. (6581 4083); 4) Elementary and Middle School: 38 Nanshiliju (south of Jiuxian Qiao), Chaoyang District. (6438 2945) http://rtzx.bjchyedu.cn 北京日坛中学, 1) 朝 阳区光华西里4号; 2) 朝阳区白家庄西里2号 白家庄中学里面; 3) 朝阳区东三环北路36号 清华大学美术学院南; 4) 朝阳区南十里居 38号(酒仙桥南) Ritz Calilord Academy Ritz Calilord Academy has two campuses throughout Beijing. Each campus is designed as an experimental kindergarten under China’s National Educational Project, following the principles of order, cleanliness and beauty. We are true to the children’snatural-growth principle, learning initiatives and self-confidence, simultaneously creating a safe atmosphere full of respect and happiness. Understanding the real needs of children, by providing suitable guidance and support to a life

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natural growth, we help children to build up good habits and the ability of an integrated personality with emotion quotient development (EQ), also to inspire them passion for excellence in order to achieve their inner self-satisfaction. Tuition: RMB 66,000/School Year 1) 8am-5pm. Modern House, 58 Fuqian Yijie, Shunyi District. (5810 1708); 2) 1-10, Bishui Zhuangyuan, Shahe, Changping District. (8070 4298/8070 4297) 丽思嘉洛德幼 儿园, 1) 顺义区府前一街58号水木兰亭; 2) 昌平区沙河碧水庄园1-10 Sanlitun Kindergarten This local kindergarten enrolls international students. Instruction is in Chinese and the school places a strong focus on physical exercise. Special classes for children ages 2.5 and accompanied by a parent are offered every week; the standard kindergarten program runs daily. Ages: 2 to 6. Price Range: RMB 500-1000/month (children under 3), RMB 5000-10,000 (plus RMB 450/month childcare fee) (children ages 3-6). 3 Jiqingli, Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6551 0877) 三里屯幼 儿园, 朝阳区朝阳门外大街吉庆里3号 Side by Side Side by Side is a wholly foreign owned and run center providing support for children with special needs and learning difficulties. They offer special education and learning support as well as special needs support such as social skills, music therapy and vocational training opportunities. Capital Paradise 3336, Shunyi Distrcict, Shunyi District. (8046 3858, info@sidebysidebeijing.com) www.sidebysidebeijing.com/ 顺义区后沙浴,名都园3336, 顺 义区 Sino Bright School (Beijing No. 25 Middle School) Located on the grounds of Beijing No. 25 Middle School, SBS offers a curriculum taken from British Columbia, Canada, and taught by B.C.-certified teachers, with the aim of preparing students for higher education in Canada or other Western countries. Founded in 2005, the school previously focused on Chinese students but is now enrolling international students. The school’s language of instruction is English, but Chinese language classes are offered. Grades: 7-12. Price: RMB 69,000 (plus RMB 4,000 for boarding students). 55 Dengshikou Dajie (at Beijing No. 25 Middle School), Dongcheng District. (65537171) www.schoolbj. com 中加高中学校, 东城区灯市口大街55号 (在北京第二十五中学内) Springboard International Bilingual School Springboard offers kindergarten through 6th grade in a 75% English, 25% Chinese bilingual environment. The newly renovated building sports brightly-colored classrooms designed for no more than 15 students per class flanked by large common areas that are dotted with toys on the first floor and well-stocked bookshelves on the second. Behind the school there’s a large football pitch and basketball courts, plus indoor play areas, a ballet studio, and art studio and a library in an adjoining building. Springboard’s annual tuition for grades 1 through 6 is RMB 90,000 annually. Gucheng, 15 Houshayu Lu, Houshayu Town, Shunyi District. (office@sibs.com.cn) http://www.sibs.com.cn/index.html 君诚国际双语学校, 顺义区后沙峪镇 火沙路古城段15号 St. Cyril & Methodius (Bulgarian School of Beijing) Established in 2003, this school is a great place for Bulgarian kids of all ages and backgrounds to get together and learn more about Bulgaria. Lessons are offered in Bulgarian language, history, customs & crafts. Classes are held every Monday and Tuesday from 4.30-6pm. For more information contact Mira Yanishevskaya (139 1059 4131, mira_yanis@yahoo.it) or Teodora Lazarova (150 6623 5580). Bulgarian Embassy Library, 4 Xiushui Beijie, Chaoyang District. (mira_yanis@yahoo.it) 朝阳区秀水北街4号匈牙利大使馆 St. Paul American School (SPAS) St. Paul American School (SPAS) is a member of the Nacel International School Systems with its headquarter school located in St. Paul, Minnesota and consists of a middle and high preparatory school offering a dual language diploma in English and Chinese. It incorporates an American curriculum that includes AP courses taught by certified


Directories American staff, as well as Chinese language, physical education and music courses. SPAS is a residential campus that is attached to the second high school connected to Beijing Normal University and shares with it a picturesque campus with an activity field, track, outdoor and indoor basketball courts, pool, and more. Age range: 13-19 years old. Tuition fees (2010-2011 Academic Year, prices available in USD only): Enrollment Fee USD 100; Entrance Fee USD 850; Tuition for 2010-2011 USD 11,000 18 Guan’aoyuan, Qinghe, Haidian District. (8070 3420) www.stpaulschool. cn 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 Sunny Kids Garden International Kindergarten (SKG) SKG offers bilingual nursery, kindergarten and pre-school classes based on the internationally recognized HighScope teaching approach. Professionally trained, highly experienced and dedicated foreign and Chinese teachers all have over five years international teaching experience. Warm, nurturing and creative environment in which children can experience a range of different activities including art, science, music, drama, dancing, cooking, physical education and much more. Modern, state-of-the-art facilities and toys, spacious classrooms spread over 3 levels and large garden/playground area. Nursery classes for children aged 19 months to 3 years, kindergarten classes for children 5-6 years of age and pre-school classes for children 3-5 years of age. SKG also offers facilities for children events, including birthday parties. 103, Bldg 302, Xiangsong Nanhu Xiyuan, Nanhuqu Xilu, Wangjing, Chaoyang District. (8476 5353 or 138 1070 7354, info@sunnykidsgarden.com) www.skgedu.com 北京阳光童馨国际幼儿园, 朝阳区望京南湖 渠西路香颂南湖西园302楼103号 The Children’s House International Montessori Kindergarten Beijing’s first 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

franchise 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 world-renowned Montessori system. Age range: 0-6 years old. Tuition fees (20102011 Academic Year): Nursery/ Pre-Primary (1-3 years) 37,000 RMB (8.30-11.30am course), RMB 46,500 (half-day, 8.30am-1pm), RMB 27,000 (1-3.20pm), RMB 57,000 (full day, 8.30-3.20pm); Primary (3-6 years) 40,000 RMB (8.30-11.30am course), RMB 49,000 (half-day, 8.30am-1pm), RMB 32,500 (1-3.20pm), RMB 61,000 (full day, 8.30-3.20pm); Primary Reception Class (4.5-6 years) RMB 63,000 (full day, 8.30-3.20pm); Bilingual (3-6 years, Kempinski and Yosemite only) 27,000 RMB (8.30-11.30am course), RMB 30,000 (half-day, 8.30am-1pm), RMB 43,000 (full day, 8.30-3.20pm); Bilingual Reception Class (4.5-6 years, Kempinski and Yosemite only) RMB 48,000 (full day, 8.30-3.20pm) 1) Unit S114, Lufthansa Center Tower, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 1305/3388 ext 4477); 2) C Area Clubhouse, Yosemite Villa 4 YuYang Rode, Houshayu Town, Shunyi District. (8041 7083); 3) Yayunxin Jiayuan, 1 Xindian Lu, Chaoyang District. (5202 0293); 4) Level 1 North Lodge, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 3869/2288 ext 81299) www.montessoribeijing. com 巧智博仁国际幼儿园, 1) 朝阳区亮马桥 路50号燕莎中心大厦S114单元; 2) 顺义区后 沙峪镇榆阳路4号; 3) 朝阳区辛店路1号亚运 新新家园社区; 4) 朝阳区建国门外大街1号 国贸北公寓一层 The Children’s House Montessori Kindergarten Established in 1991, The Children’s House offers baby group, nursery, preschool and kindergarten programs taught in English by certified Montessori teachers. In addition, the Lufthansa Center campus, Yosemite campus and the new Yayuxin campus offer a bilingual program. Extracurricular activities offered include Chinese, piano, ballet, music, kung fu, swimming,ice skating, cooking, English as an additional language, arts and crafts, art and music appreciation and culture classes. Mathematics

and English Reception Classes, intended to secure the fundamentals of numbers, reading and writing before primary school, are offered to students ages 4 and up. Ages: 0 to 6. Price range: RMB 23,000-60,000 (plus RMB 1,600 registration fee). 1) Yosemite Villas, 4 Yuyang Lu, Houshayu Zhen, Shunyi District. (8041 7083); 2) Unit 114, Lufthansa Center Tower, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 1305); 3) 1/F, North Lodge, China World Trade Center, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 3869); 4) Yayun Xinxin Kindergarten, Yayun Xinxin Jiayuan, 1 Xindian Lu, Chaoyang District. (5202 0293) www.montessoribeijing.com 北京巧智博仁国际 幼儿园, 1) 顺义区后沙峪镇榆杨路4号优山 美地别墅区; 2) 朝阳区亮马桥路50号凯宾斯 基写字楼114室; 3) 朝阳区建国门外大街1号 国贸北公寓1层; 4) 朝阳区辛店路1号亚运 新新家园林澜园2号楼1单元102室 The Children’s Learning Center of Beijing The Children’s Learning Center of Beijing is a bilingual preschool: nursery – through to– preparatory (18 month – 6 ½ years). CLCB was established in 2002 and offers a high standard and diverse educational program to foreign expatriates in the heart of Shunyi District at the Gahood Villa’s Compound. CLCB’s theme-based program let children learn through structured play and activities in a caring, secure and childcentered environment in order to develop social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills. Children also learn through daily lessons to communicate in two languages, classes include: Math, Science, Computer & Technology, PE, Drama, Cooking, Arts & Crafts plus much more. The school’s curriculum has been drawn from Canadian, US and British Curriculums. CLCB offers flexibility for families through its half and full day classes, as well as part time (minimum 2 days per week) and full time (5 days per week) schedules. The school also has an afterhour’s dance center that runs daily with a variety of dance classes for children beginning from age 3 years old and up until 12 years old. Tuition Fees: (2011 -2012 Academic Year) Registration (non-refundable): RMB 1500; Nursery – Junior Class (18

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months – 3 years) RMB 49500; Senior Class (3 – 4 years) RMB 61200; Kindergarten Class (4 – 5 years) RMB 63700; Preparatory Class (5 – 6 ½ years) RMB 69700. 3056 Gahood Villa, Baixinzhuang, Houshayu, Shunyi District. (8046 7082, administration@clcbkids.com) http://www. clcbkids.com 爱嘉励儿童双语培训学校, 顺义 区后沙峪白辛庄嘉浩别墅3056 The Frontiers School Offering classes from beginning to advanced levels, as well as business Chinese and HSK prep. Group classes are offered during the day and during the night (RMB 2,200/44 hours). Individuals pay RMB 85-95 per hour depending on level of instruction. 3/F Bldg 30 Dongzhong Jie, Dongzimenwai, Dongcheng District. (6413 1547) www.frontiers.com.cn 北京 富隆特文化有限公司, 东城区东直门外东中 街30号楼3层 The Princeton Review This test preparation company helps students cope with standardized tests and school admissions processes. Test preparation courses available for SSAT, SAT, and TOEFL. Classes (less than 10 people) and 1-to-1 tutoring available. Price Range: RMB 3,000-50,000. Daily 9am-9pm. 1501 Bldg A, Disanji Creative Zone, 66 Xi Nansihuan Lu, Haidian District. (6268 4481/82/83) www.tprbeijing. com/eng 北京普林斯顿教育咨询, 海淀区北四 环西路66号第三极创意天地A座1501 Touchdown! This education consulting firm provides help to Chinese and expat parents in choosing and applying to the US undergraduate programs, private high schools, and boarding schools. Offers extensive training, including essay writing, interviewing, and career planning. Highly experienced and dedicated consultants work directly with parents and students throughout the entire application process. Achieved recognition for successfully coaching applicants to get accepted top US universities. Daily 8.30am-6pm. 15/F, Rm 8, Bldg B, The Gate Building, 19 Zhongguancun Lu, Haidian District. (8447 7020/6422) www.touchdown.org.cn 海淀区拓达周华咨询. 海淀区中关村大街19号新中关大厦B座1508室

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Shopping Tsinghua International School 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. Grades 1-5: 89,000 RMB per year, Grades 6-12: 99,000 RMB per year Zhong Guan Cun Beilu (Northwest of Tsinghua University), Haidian District, Haidian District. (6279 7000, this@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn) www.this.edu.cn 海 淀区海淀区中关村北路清华大学西北侧 Wellington College International Tianjin Wellington College International Tianjin is the partner school of Wellington College in the UK, the highly prestigious independent school founded by Queen Victoria in 1859, as the national monument to one of the country’s greatest military leaders, the Duke of Wellington. Wellington provides a unique learning opportunity due to the breadth and depth of the education offered, which goes beyond academic success into every sphere of extra-curricular and pastoral school life. Age range: 3-18 1 Yidedao, Hongqiao District, Tianjin. (187-2248 7836, http://www. wellingtoncollegeintl.cn/wellington_intro.html) 天津惠灵顿国际学校,天津市红桥区义德 道1号 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; Pre-Kindergarten 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. (8456 4155, wabinfo@wab.edu) 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 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); 2) Vancouver Forest, Beiqijia Town, Litang Lu, Changping District. (6975 6579) www.vancouver.windsorkindergarten.cn, legendgardens. windsorkindergarten.cn 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 Bei-

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jing 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@bj.ycef. com) www.ycis-bj.com 北京耀中国际学校, 朝 阳区后八里庄5号红领巾公园东门

Shopping Directory Arts & Crafts The Beijing Guild An informal crafts group which welcomes people of all nationalities interested in knitting, crochet and other crafts, coming together to share their passion and to meet others. Meets weekly; see website for times and locations. (contact@beijingguild.com) www. beijingguild.com

Bookstores Big and Little Books Specializes in imported English children’s books, including a range of books in creative formats that are great for younger readers, such as pop-up books, books with sound, and cloth books. 1) 10 am-10pm. Shop 4001N, 5/F, Golden Resource Mall, 1 Yuanda Lu, Haidian District. (135 5237 3200); 2) 9.30am-8pm. 102A,Beiing Lido Holiday Inn, Jiangtai Lu, Airport Expressway, Chaoyang District. (6437 6338); 3) Daily 10am-10pm. F4, Wangjing Mall, 33 Guangshun Beidajie, Wangjing, Chaoyang District. (8478 0428) 小逗 号儿童书店, 1) 海淀区远大路1号金源新燕莎 五层4001N; 2) 朝阳区首都机场路将台路丽 都假日饭店102A; 3) 朝阳区望京广顺北大街 33号嘉茂(望京华联)购物中心四层 The BookMark The BookMark offers a wide range of books for the whole family, in English and other languages, including a sizable selection of children’s literature. Children can enjoy regular book club gatherings and a weekly thematic story hour with integrated art activities. A family membership (RMB 500) gets you and your crew the chance to borrow five books for up to two weeks at a time. Wed-Sat 10am-4pm. 1 Kaifa Jie (between Ms. Shanen’s Bagels and Smallville Café), Xibaixinzhuang, Houshayu, Shunyi District. (8049 9175, shunyilibrary@aol.com) www. bookmarkbeijing.com 顺义区后沙峪西白辛庄 开发街1号 The Bookworm English language books to borrow or buy. Book larvae can graze in the library’s Kiddies’ Corner, which houses child-size 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. 1) Mon-Sat 8am-8pm,Sun 8am-5pm. The First Courtyard, Hegezhuang Village, Shunyi District. (6431 2108, books@beijingbookworm.com, kidsclub@beijingbookworm.com); 2) Daily 9am-2am. Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6586 9507, books@beijingbookworm. com, kidsclub@beijingbookworm.com) www. chinabookworm.com 书虫书吧, 1) 顺义区崔 各庄乡,何各庄村一号院; 2) 朝阳区工体 北路4号院 Foreign Languages Bookstore The mother lode for kids’ books in English, the store has classic picture books by Dr. Seuss, plus many series


Directories 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 9.30am-9.30pm. 235 Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6512 6903, bxwjsjb@public. bta.net.cn) www.bpiec.com.cn 外文书店, 东城 区王府井大街235号 Page One 10am-9.30pm. B2/F, China World Summit Wing, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (8535 1055, page1_ cwtc@pageonegroup.com) www.pageonegroup. com 朝阳区建国门外大街1号国贸商城三期 地下2层 Wangfujing Bookstore 10am-9pm. 218 Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6513 2842, 6525 2592) www.wfjsd.com 王府井书店, 东城区王府井大街218号 Wangfujing Xinhua Bookstore Fabulous Chinese-language selection of kids’ books, including lavishly illustrated kids’ encyclopedias, tons of easy-readers and brightly illustrated books for kids just learning Chinese, plus posters, fun interactive books and myriad learning aids. The English selection is slim, but a budget-stretching option is to pick up the super cheap, greenbound, China published softcover editions of classics like Kidnapped and Tom Sawyer. Daily 10am-9pm. 218 Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6525 2592) 王府井新华书店, 东城区 王府井大街218号

Clothing BabyGro Beijing 1) Tue-Sat 10am - 5pm. Shop 1, Complex 3, Jingmi Lu, (close to WAB School), Chaoyang District. (8470 1690, johanna@babygro.com.cn); 2) Mon-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat-Sun 10am-6pm. Shop 105, Tower 9, Central Park, 6 Chaowai Lu, Chaoyang District, Chaoyang District. (6597 0717, johanna@babygro.com.cn) www.babygro.com. cn/ 慧宝, 1) 朝阳区北京市朝阳区京密路来 广营东路路口东 3号红木大院 B-01 (京西 学校附近); 2) 朝阳区朝外街6号新城国际 9号楼105 baby international No. 2371, 3.F North Tower, SOHO Shangdu, 8 Dongdaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (59001476, info@baby-international.com) www.baby-international.com 国际 宝贝, 朝阳区朝阳区东大桥路8号SOHO商都 3层2371店铺 China World Shopping Mall Offers a yummy array of choice brand names like Moschino, Celine, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Burberry and Shanghai Tang. Daily 9.30am-10pm. 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 2288) 国贸商 城, 朝阳区建国门外大街1号 Counting Sheep Children’s Boutique Sun-Thurs 10am-7pm, Fri-Sat 10am-8pm. 17 Gongti Beilu (1/F of Bodhi bldg, directly across from north gate of Workers Stadium), Chaoyang District. (6417 7622, ask@countingsheepboutiq ue.com) www.countingsheepboutique.com 洋洋 宝宝店, 朝阳区朝阳区工体北路17号(工体 北门对面) C.P.U. Shoes in all sizes and styles for kids big and little (and their parents). This is the only store stocking Looney Toons sneakers; if cartoons aren’t your kid’s thing, pick up a pair of Birkenstocks, Adidas sneakers or Doc Martens. Daily 10am-10pm. 3/F, Shin Kong Place, 87 Jianguo Lu (beside China Central Place), Chaoyang District. (6533 1545) 朝阳区建国路87号新光天 地3层(华贸中心旁边) les enphants Asia-wide Taiwan based chain of children’s wear stores sells clothing and shoes by Les Enphants, Disney, Oshkosh, Combi, Nuk Nuk and more. 8.30am-10.30pm. 2/F Shuangjing Carrefour, Chaoyang District. (8586 1350) http:// www.phland.com.cn/LYF/cn/index/index.aspx 丽 婴房, 朝阳区广渠路31号家乐福超市二层 Levi’s As popular with teens today as they were when you were roaming the school halls thirty years ago. The jeans and other apparel don’t come cheap but they sure do come styley. 1) Daily 10am-10pm. Sanlitun Village, 19 Sanlitun

Lu, Chaoyang District. (6416 2216); 2) Daily 9.30am-9.30pm. Rm 0118, Villa 9, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (5869 1948) 李维斯, 1) 朝阳区朝阳区三里 屯路19号; 2) 朝阳区东三环中路39号建外 Soho9号别墅0118室 Lufthansa Center In addition to the brands individually listed in this section (like Kingkow, Garfield and Chicco), Lufthansa carries threads and footwear by Lawlandee, Montagut Paris, Nike Kids and Mashi Maro. A pricey, but convenient, one-stop shopping destination. Daily 10am10pm. 52 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 1188 ext 675) 燕莎购物中心, 朝阳区 亮马桥路52号 Marco & Mari The sweet and casual outfits for kids ages 2-14 from this Hong Kong-based brand will keep your kids up-to-date on the fashion front. Daily 9am-9.30pm. 4/F, 4066, Golden Resource Shopping Mall, Yuanda Donglu (west of Suzhou Qiao), Haidian District. (8887 5391) 马 可 玛瑞, 海淀区远大东路金源时代购物中心 4层4066号 Mikihouse Okay, the preppy outfits and footwear made by this Japanese firm are durable and adorable, but such cuteness comes at an outrageous price: a pair of simple sneakers costs RMB 700. Yikes. Plus, the service can be very moody. Daily 10am-9.30pm. NB133, B1/F, China World Shopping Mall, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 9652) 朝阳区建国门 外大街1号国贸商城地下1层NB133 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. SMM-42, 1/F, Solana, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5905 6134) 朝阳区朝阳公园路6号蓝 色港湾国际商区SMM-42 Muji 1) Daily 10am-10pm. L322-330, China Central Place, 6 Xidawanglu, Chaoyang District. (5969 5948); 2) Daily 10am-10pm. SMM73-79, M/F, Bldg 1, Solana Mall, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5905 6848); 3) Mon-Fri 10am-10pm, Sat-Sun 9.30am-10pm. 1/F, Joy City, 131A Xidan Beidajie, Xicheng District. (5971 6248) www.muji.net 无印良品, 1) 朝阳区西大 望路甲6号华贸购物中心L322-330; 2) 朝阳 区朝阳公园路6号蓝色港湾国际商区1号楼M层 SMM73-79; 3) 西城区西单北大街甲131号 大悦城1层 Nali Mall Mediterranean-style mall selling unique women’s clothing, food and daily use products. Sanlitun Lu (entrance is halfway up Bar Street), Chaoyang District. 那里市场, 朝阳区 三里屯路酒吧街

路6号蓝色港湾国际商区 Tang’ Roulou This tiny shop stocks gorgeous, tasteful Chinese outfits for kids ages 0-8. Created by two French designers, they find inspiration in yesterday’s China. Handcrafted details characterize Tang’ Roulou’s colorful limited edition blankets, quilted jackets, qipao dresses and accessories. Here, you’ll be sure to find unique, high quality made-in-Beijing pieces. Daily 10.30am-8.30pm. 30 Sanlitun Beilu (inside Phoenix Design), Chaoyang District. (6416 9761) www.tangroulou.com 朝阳区三里屯北街路口 30号 “风栖” 店内 Tot to Teen Moderately priced children’s clothing, including a quality selection of infant layette, toddler pajamas and preteen everyday wear. Daily 9am-7pm. 703 Pinnacle Plaza, Tianzhu Real Estate Development Zone, Shunyi District. (8046 4419, tot-to-teen@hotmail.com) 红马车 儿童用品商店, 顺义区天竺房地产开发区荣 祥广场703号 Ugg store Ugg Beijing is 180 square meters, you can not only get the globally popular Ugg shoes here, but also shoes, clothes and accessories that are custom-designed for China. Daily 10am-10pm. BS-20, Solana, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan lu, Chaoyang District. (5905 6839) UGG专卖 店, 朝阳区朝阳公园路6号蓝色港湾国际商区 品牌街BS-20号 Uniqlo Bldg 10, South District, Sanlitun Village, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6413 1320) www.uniqlo.com 朝阳区三里屯路19号三里屯 Village南区10号楼 Yashow Market The stall owners here are spoiled by the gaggles of free-spending tourists who come for bargain shopping, and so are less amenable to offering deep discounts to residents than their counterparts in other markets. Nevertheless, teen after teen told us they enjoy shopping here for copies of recent fashionable clothes: low-slung jeans, branded T-shirts, baggy pants, oversized athletic kids. Daily 9.30am-9pm. 58 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6415 1726) 雅秀市场, 朝阳区工体北路58号 Zara This popular Spanish chain store is stocked with the latest chic apparel, shoes and accessories for both men and women (including a smaller section for children), with most items within the RMB 199-699 range. 1) Unit 63-65, Viva Plaza, Fulicheng, Zhong Dongsanhuan Lu, Chaoyang District.; 2) Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sun 11am-10pm. 1B1-6, Solana, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5905 6100); 3) Daily 10am-10pm. The Place, 9A Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6587 1341/49); 4) Daily 10am-10pm. Joy City, 131 Xidan Beidajie, Xicheng District. (5971 6350) www.zara.com 1) 朝阳区东三环双井富力城63-65号; 2) 朝阳 区朝阳公园路6号蓝色港湾国际商区1B1-6;

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Home Accessories and Gear Beijing Torana Clean Air Center Air purifiers from Blueair and Alen Air, pollution masks from Totobobo. Free home assessments and delivery. 1) 10.30am-6.30pm. Unit 308 (back row of stores, next to the Apple Computer Store), Shunyi District. (8046 1091); 2) 10am-8.30pm. Unit L110, ground floor, Europlaza Mall, Tian Zhu district, Shunyi (between Cafe de Comptoire and Coldstone Ice Cream), Shunyi District. (8459 0785) http://www.toranacleanair.com/index. html 1) 顺义区天竺镇花梨坎村南“荣祥广 场”308室; 2) 顺义区天竺镇裕翔路99号欧 陆广场, L110 Dazhong With 41 stores across Beijing, it’s easy to find a branch of this reliable chain, which stocks domestic and foreign brands of household appliances, TVs, DVD players, PCs and more. Visit www.dzelec.com/bjmap.asp for a map showing all store locations. Or call toll-free 800 810 9110 for further information. Daily 9.30am7pm. 1) (First floor of Carrefour) Guangqu Lu, Chaoyang District.; 2) 200 meters west of Dawang Qiao, Jianguo Lu (across from Wanda Plaza), Chaoyang District. (8884 9522) 大中电 器连锁店, 1) 朝阳区广渠路,家乐福楼下; 2) 朝阳区大望桥店,建国路大望桥往西200米 万达广场对面 Flexa Flexa sells durable, wooden kids’ furniture such as beds, desks, shelves, wardrobes, cribs and all the attendant accessories like mattresses, playpens, tunnels, linen, bean bags, changing mats and much, much more. Best of all, the items “grow” with your kids: for example, the Flexa (RMB 8,590) can be turned into an extendable trainer bed (from 120cm-200cm). Want your kids to think you’re the best parents ever? Get a bunk bed with a slide. 1) Daily 10am-8pm. B2/F, Cofco Plaza, 8 Jianguomennei Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6524 2726); 2) Daily 10am-8pm. 1/F, Lanjinglijia, Dazhongsi, Haidian District. (8211 7233); 3) Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat-Sun 9am-7pm. 3/F, Red Star Macalline, 193 Dajiaoting Qiao, Chaoyang District. (8795 1515); 4) Mon-Fri 10am-9pm, Sat-Sun 9.30am-9pm. 1/F, Easy Home, Golden Resouces Shopping Mall, 1 Yuanda Lu, Haidian District. (8887 3379); 5) 9.30am7.30pm. 2/F, Easy Home, 65 Beisihuan Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8462 9029) www.flexa.dk 芙 莱莎, 1) 东城区建国门内大街8号中粮广场地 下2层; 2) 海淀区大钟寺蓝景丽家1层; 3) 朝 阳区大郊亭桥193号东四环红星美凯龙3层; 4) 海淀区远大路1号世纪金源居然之家1层; 5) 朝阳区北四环东路65号居然之家2层 Gaobeidian Furniture Street Outside Dongsihuan, turn right at the Gaobeidian exit

Sanlitun Village An open-air shopping complex. Sanlitun Village South includes Adidas, Apple, Fossil, Nautica, Quiksilver, Steve Madden and Timberland. Sanlitun Village, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 6110) 三里屯Village, 朝阳区三里屯路19号 Sanlitun Village North The more luxurious side of The Village, with stores such as Diesel, Emporio Armani and Theory, as well as Chinese high-fashion brands like Mouse Ji and Eldi. Sanlitun Village North, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District. (6417 7110) www.sanlitunvillage.com/ eng 三里屯Village北区, 朝阳区三里屯路11号 Village北区 Solana Located inside Chaoyang Park, Solana Lifestyle Shopping Park has a fine collection of shops, restaurants, cafes and sporting facilities. Venues include British baby shop Mothercare, the perfect place to stock up on all things related to kids, pregnancy and moms. Other highlights include Banana Leaf Thai Restaurant, Romana Ice Cream, Cold Stone Creamery, a cinema, an ice rink and much more. Daily 10am-10pm. 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5905 6565/68) http://www.solana.com.cn/english/web/index.asp 蓝色港湾, 朝阳区朝阳公园

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of the Jingtong expressway then drive south, Chaoyang District. www.gaobeidian.com.cn 高碑 店家具一条街, 朝阳区东四环外京通快速路高 碑店出口处出来右转往南走 Golden Resources New Yansha Mall Rumored to be the largest mall in the world, Golden Resources has over 500 stores sporting everything from toys and clothes (Ports, Ecco and Esprit), to restaurants, to car showrooms, and there is also an onsite movie theater and ice-skating rink. Parking for 10,000 (!) cars. MonThu 10am-9pm, Fri-Sun 10am-10pm. 1 Yuanda Lu (300m north of Changchun Bridge), Haidian District. (8887 3800) www.newyanshamall.com 金源新燕莎商城, 海淀区远大路1号(长春桥 北300米) Gome In its 14 stores across the city, GOME stocks a wide range of home appliances as well as PCs and DVD players from the cheap to the mind-blowingly expensive. The sales assistants are very capable. If taking your player to another country, ask if it has encoding restrictions. See http://www.gome.com. cn/upload/2005/8/18/20050818053557142.jpg for all addresses. 1) Daily 9am-9pm. Shuangjing Qiao West, Chaoyang District. (5862 3091); 2) 1/F, Zhongxin Digital Building, 8 Zhongguancun Xiqu, Haidian District. (8287 1276, 8287 1259); 3) Daily 9am-7pm. 31 Beisanhuan Xilu, Haidian District. (8211 8637, freephone 800 990 6600) http://www.gome.com.cn/ 国美电器商城, 1) 朝阳区东三环双井桥西; 2) 海淀区中关村 西区8号中芯数码商城1层; 3) 海淀区北三 环西路31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.com.cn 宜家家居, 朝阳区东坝河太 阳宫路1号(四元桥西北角) Küelox Stationery Co., Ltd Got a piccolo Picasso on your hands? Then stock up with all the art supplies you need at this little store located opposite Academy of Arts. You’ll find all kinds of pens, paper and paints and they’re all offered at reasonable prices. You can also find some imported products from Europe and Japan. Daily 8.30am-8pm. Bldg 14, 201 Huajiadi Beili, Chaoyang District. (6474 5385, 136 0119 4422) 北京高尔乐美术用品全店, 朝阳区花家地北里 14号楼2层201室(中央美院对面) Leyou Sells all the essentials, like thermometers, breast pumps, breast pads, diapers, spoons, bottles, formula, baby food and cribs. Prices are competitive and you can order online. 1) Daily 9am-8pm. 111 Jiaodaokou Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6405 6406); 2) Daily 9am-8pm. East gate of Sanyuanli Community, opposite Silver Tower (between Sanyuan Qiao and Sanyuan Dongqiao), Chaoyang District. (6463 8880); 3) Daily 9.30am-9pm. 203-204 Section A, 9 Wangjing Jie, Chaoyang District. (5920 3191); 4) Daily 9am-8pm. 143, Beituchen Xilu, Haidian District. (6201 7536) www.leyou.com 乐友儿童 用品, 1) 东城区交道口大街111号; 2) 朝阳 区南银大厦对面三源里社区东门(三元桥和三 元东桥之间); 3) 朝阳区望京街9号A区203204; 4) 海淀区北土城西路143号 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. Contact Lily Quan (138 0139 6309) (8579 2458, 6572 9746); 2) Visit by Appointment. Factory and Warehouse Address, Baimiao industry area, Songzhuang town, Tongzhou District. Contact Lily Quan (138 0139 6309) (138 0139 6309) www.lilysantiques.com 华伦古典家具, 1) 朝阳区高碑店家俱一条街

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69号; 2) 通州区工厂地址,通州区宋庄镇白 庙村工业大院 Lufthansa Center Stocks well-made if pricey car seats, high chairs and strollers by the likes of Aprica, Iglesina, Combi, Evenflo, Chicco and Baby Bjorn. Also stocks Nuk bottles, Advent breast pump kits, pacifiers and, in the supermarket in the basement, baby detergent, formula, diapers, and plenty of wine for mom and dad. Daily 10am-10pm. 52 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 1188 ext 675) 燕莎购物中心, 朝阳 区亮马桥路52号 Pantry Magic Under new management and newly relocated, this Hong Kong based kitchenware shop is your one-stop source for all kinds of Western cooking equipment - blenders, baking ware, ceramics, cookbooks and more. Hundreds of items in stock. 17 Gongti Beilu (across from north gate of Workers’ Stadium in the same building as Bodhi), Chaoyang District. (6413 0223) Roundabout Charity Distribution Store 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 as handbags and jewelery, are sold in their store. All proceeds fund their operation: truck hire, rent etc. Mon-Sat 9.30am5.30pm. Opposite the East Gate of the International School of Beijing, 10 Anhua Jie, Shunyi District. (137 1801 1124 (English), 137 1805 3814 (Chinese only)) www.roundaboutchina. com 顺义区北京顺义国际学校东门的对面, 安华街10号 Spbang This online resource has an expansive product line, offering area rugs, rattan furniture, Christmas decorations, trampolines, bedding and towels, and more. (contactus@spbang.com) www.spbang.com Torana Tibetan Rugs Handmade rugs and custom rugs from the owners own workshop in Lhasa. Antique rugs and textiles. Daily 10.30am8.30pm. Unit L1-110, 1/F, Europlaza Mall, Shunyi District. (8549 0785) 图兰纳手工地毯, 顺义区 天竺镇裕翔路99号欧陆广场,L1-110.

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, jiyunliang@vip.163.com) 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), thelovelygreencow@gmail.com) 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)

Photography Studios & Services The Age of Innocence Photo Studio Daily 9am-6pm. 21 LiangmaqiaoLu,Fenghuayuan Drive-in Movie Theater, Chaoyang District. (6438 7680,130 5108 3601) www.mycznd.com 纯 真年代摄影工作室, 朝阳区亮马桥路21号,枫 花园汽车电影院 Children’s Photo Art Space A new boutique children’s photography service offering unique fantasy and dream-themed shoots versus more conventional portraits. Currently located in Beijing, China, the office is in the Chaoyang District with an additional location convenient to the Shunyi Villas. Shoots mainly on-location but has a full service studio in 798 Art District. 3388 Capital Paradise, Shunyi District, Shunyi District. (155 1030 4776) www.dreamwalkers-children.com 梦 游童年摄影, 顺义区顺义区名都圆3388号

Global Photographic Studio 9am-6pm. 1/F, 7 Xinzhong Jie, Chaoyang District. (6718 2308, info@globalphoto.com.cn) http://www.globalphoto.com.cn 联合世纪数码影印有限公司, 朝 阳区朝阳区新中街7号1层

Organic Goods Agrilandia Italian Farm Fireplace Restaurant Daily 9am-9pm. Baigezhuangcun, Mapozhen, Shunyi District. (6940 7700, 130 0127 1094) www.agrilandia.cn 意大利农场壁炉餐厅, 顺义区马坡镇白各庄村 De Run Wu Translating as “House of Virtue,” this family-run organic farm consists of a greenhouse growing over 100 types of crops yearround. Visitors can purchase produce for RMB 20 per kilo (minimum 4 kilos) and they deliver for

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北京轻松元素艺术设计工作室, 朝阳区东方东 路19号官舍(外交公寓会所)B1-18 CoffeeArtCafe This catering service offers coffee and tea Classics, fruit milk shakes, homemade baked goods, fruit and vegetable salads, ice-cream, popcorn, hot-dogs and soft drinks for birthday parties, shop openings, workshops, festivals and more. Also has gift and picnic baskets. (Call Bianca on 137 0102 4509, www. thecoffeeartcafe.com)

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 highquality 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), vip_bj@organicfarm.com. cn) http://www.organicfarm.com.cn/ 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

GIB Photo Studio Provides high-quality, professional photos for portraits of kids, families, even fashion. Also offers services in graphic design and printing, like photo books, catalogs, calendars and albums (with photo edition included).The international staff can speak English, Chinese and Spanish. 241 Xiaopu Beijie, Songzhuang, Chaoyang District. (186 0127 5025, gibphotostudio@gmail.com) www.gibstudio.com 朝阳区宋庄镇小堡村北街241号

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, 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. 4/F, Europlaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Tianzhu Town, Shunyi District. (8046 1260, 6457 1922, info@villalifestyles.cn) www.villalifestyles. cn 顺义区天竺镇裕翔路99号欧陆广场4层

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Imagine Photography Studio 10am-6pm. 14 Kaifajie, Xibaixinzhuang, Shunyi District. (8472 7478, info@imaginestudio.cn) www.imaginestudio.cn 顺义区西百辛庄开发街14号 Lynn’s Photography Studio Sat-Thu, 9.30am-5.30pm. 9 Riverville Square, 1 District One, Tianzhu, Shunyi District. (6450 8674) www. lynn-studio.com 北京印象摄影, 顺义区天竺丽 宫别墅一区一号温榆广场9号 Mishka Family Photography C3, Fuli City, Shuangjing Qiao, Chaoyang District. (5876 4088, 150 1089 9969, maxim@mishka.pro) www. mishka.pro 朝阳区双井桥富力城C3

Services Beijing Debonair Design Studio Offers design consulation and manufacturing. With overseas educated designers, they provide clients with Chinese, American, modern, European and rustic interior design, interior accessories, design, sale of curtain fabrics and sofa fabrics, upholstered furniture making, sale of ornaments. 8459 3667. B1-18 Diplomatic Residence Compound, 19 Dongfang Donglu, Chaoyang District.

Beijing Top Rated Car Rental Service Co.Ltd. Provides long term leasing with or without drivers for family or business, short term leasing with drivers for travelling, English-speaking drivers, airport-pick up/ drop off, drivers only is also fine. (Sedan, Van and Bus) Daily 24hours. Rm 1012, B Tower, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (6504 7266, haitao1188@live. cn) www.sxsdcar.com 朝阳区东四环中路39号 B座1012室 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, happy@bigdogparty.cn) www.bigdogparty. cn 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) Bike Beijing Trips to the Great Wall start at RMB 950 (adult) and RMB 600 (child). 34 Donghuangchenggen Nanjiewww., Dongcheng District. (133 8140 0738) bikebeijing.com 东城区 东皇城根南街34 Bouceabout The perfect place for everything inflatable. Rent bouncy castles, climbing walls and other fun activities perfect for parties or community events. 60 Guangqu Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8770 4047, 133 1139 1468) www.bjtrdl.com 天仁达莱, 朝阳区广渠东路 60号 Chartis Insurance Company China Ltd 9A15-16, Hanwei Plaza, Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (5969 2888) 朝阳区光华路华威大厦 9A15-16 China Mobile 1) Daily 9am-7pm. Near Guomao Subway Station Exit D, B1/F, Guoyi Guangchang, Jianguomenwei Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6566 0399); 2) 29 Financial Street, Xicheng District. (10086) www.chinamobile.com, www.chinamobile.com 中国移动通信, 1) 朝阳 区建国门外大街国宜广场B1国贸地铁口D; 2) 西城区西城区金融街29号 Color Beijing Home Service Company Specializes in providing home help to foreigners in Beijing. Nanny,maternity nurse, housekeeper, maid. English-speaking ayis available. Rm 220, Bldg D, Fudun Center, Jinsong, Chaoyang District. (5867 2341, 5727 6508, 1314 685 6043, suzeduan@hotmail.com) www.colorbeijing.com 朝阳区劲松富顿中心D座220 Culture Yard Daily 9am-late. 10 Shique Hutong, Dongcheng District. (8404 4166, contact@cultureyard.net) www.cultureyard.net 东城区石雀胡同10号


Directories Cycle China Opposite the East Gate of Jingshan Park, Dongcheng District. (6402 5653, 139 1188 6524) www.cyclechina.com 东城区景山公 园东门对面 Expat Car Daily 24 hours. Beigao Lukou, Jichangfu Lu, Chaoyang District. (8152 3060, service@expatcar.com) www.expatcar.com 朝阳 区机场附路北皋路口 Face Painting by Nina Griffee Provides face painting services for children’s parties and events. Highest level of safety and hygiene is met and only water-based face paints are used. Up to 12 children per hour can be painted and all materials are provided by the artist. Parties RMB 200 per hour plus travel expenses. Face painting day workshops are also available for adults. Workshops run the whole day and includes hygiene and safety training, skin irritant testing, brush and sponge techniques, face paint design structure and color combination study. Workshops are RMB 225 per hour plus travel expenses. (152 1001 7548, ninagriffee@hotmail. co.uk) www.ninagriffee.co.uk Huaxiang Used Car Market 111B, Nansihuan Zhonglu, Fengtai District. (135 2050 6800) 花乡二手车交易市场, 丰台区南四环 中路B区111

大街5号法宝超市地下一层5号; 3) 朝阳区三 里屯Soho A座,地下一层B1102号; 4) 朝阳 区工体北路58号雅秀市场1层4号; 5) 朝阳区 三里屯北街33号3.3大厦3层3020号; 6) 朝阳 区工体北路58号雅秀市场4层4018号; 7) 朝 阳区三里屯北街33号3.3大厦2层2049号; 8) 东城区东直门外大街48号东方银座2楼(东直 门桥东南侧) 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) www. linksmoving.asia 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 Partybox Formerly Maggie’s this party planning company organizes parties for all occasions: birthdays, bachelorette, holidays and much more. There are many themes to choose from such as animal, princess, pirate, Neverland, dance and CSI detective. Parties can be indoors or outdoors. (134 0111 0031, sally.zhong@live.com)

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) 5/F, Household Appliance Area, Youyi Shopping City, 52 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (158 0136 1601, info@iqair-china.com); 2) 5/F, Shin Kong Place, 87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District. (5738 2401, info@iqair-china.com); 3) Rm 2201, Air China Plaza, 36 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District. (8447 5800, 400 650 1266, info@iqair-china. com); 4) 4/F, 417 Seasons Place, 2 Jinchengfang Jie, Xicheng District. (6622 0179, info@iqairchina.com); 5) 4/F, Europlaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Tianzhu, Shunyi District. (6457 1922, info@iqairchina.com) www.iqair-china.com 1) 朝阳区亮马 桥路52号燕莎友谊商城5层; 2) 朝阳区建国路 87号新光天地5层生活家电区; 3) 朝阳区霄云 路36号国航大厦2201-02室; 4) 西城区金城 坊街金融街417号四层; 5) 顺义区天竺镇裕翔 路99号欧陆广场4层 Lily Nails 1) Shop 218, 2/F, Yangguang Jinjie, 2 Fangyuan Xilu, Chaoyang District. (5135 7245); 2) Unit 5, B/1F, Bonjour Supermarket, 5 Jianguomen Dajie, Chaoyang District. (136 8148 3308); 3) B1102, B/1F, Block A, Sanlitun Soho, Chaoyang District. (8590 0569); 4) Shop 4, 1/F (east side), Yashow Clothing Market, 58 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (5944 0872); 5) Shop 3020, 3/F, 3.3 Shopping Center, 33 Sanlitun Beijie, Chaoyang District. (5136 5919); 6) Daily 9.30am-9pm. Shop 4018, 4/F, Yashow Clothing Market, 58 Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6416 6441); 7) Shop 2049, 2/F, 3.3 Shopping Center, 33 Sanlitun Beijie, Chaoyang District. (5136 5829, 136 8148 3308); 8) 2 Ginza Mall, 48 Dongzhimenwai Dajie (southeast of Dongzhimen Bridge), Dongcheng District. 1) 朝阳区芳园西 路2号阳光金街2层218号; 2) 朝阳区建国门

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 Alien Street Market The building is occupied by individual stall owners who sell all kinds of toys for indoor and outdoor use, including kiddie pools. Quality is uneven, so inspect toys carefully before buying and be sure to haggle. Laofanjie Shichang, Yabao Lu (south of Fulllink Plaza), Chaoyang District. 老番街市场, 朝阳区雅宝路 Chicco Colorful mobiles, infant gyms, activity tables, baby phones and toy cars that are purportedly designed to foster your child’s mental development. The store has more than 15 branches around town; just a few are listed below. 1) Daily 9.30am-9.30pm. NB136, B1/F, China World Shopping Mall, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 6721); 2) Daily 9am-10pm. Lufthansa Shopping Center, 6/F, 52 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6465 1188 ext 675); 3) Daily 10am-10pm. 5/F, Pacific Century Place, 2A Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6539 3888) 智高儿童用品, 1) 朝阳区建国门外大 街1号国贸商城地下1层NB136; 2) 朝阳区亮 马桥路52号燕莎购物中心6楼; 3) 朝阳区工 体北路甲2号太平洋百货5楼 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 10am-9pm. 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) Giant Bicycles Be sure to buy a sturdy lock if you purchase one of the bicycles on offer at Giant’s flagship store. Inside the cavernous shop is a wide range of mountain and racing bikes, components, accessories and frames including the TCR Team Alu series (RMB 12,800-21,000). Their Chinese-only

website lists other branches in Beijing. Note that the store does not sell little bikes, so you can only shop here for your teenagers. 1) Daily 9am-6.30pm. Rm 101, Bldg E, Guoheng Jiye Mansion, 7 Beitucheng Xilu, Chaoyang District. (8227 5718); 2) Daily 9am-7.30pm. Shunyuan Jie, 12 Sanyuanli Nanxiaojie (just west of east third ring road, on the north side of the road), Chaoyang District. (8448 9271) www.giant-bicycle. com 捷安特自行车专卖店, 1) 朝阳区北土 城西路7号国恒基业大厦E座101室; 2) 朝阳 区顺源街三元里南小街12号,与东三环北路 路口西北侧 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 Jack Toys Jenny-of-the-suburbs continues to expand her empire. In her flagship store, beyond the bedding, the flowers, the DVDs, the clothing and the cosmetics, you can find a medium-sized selection of moderately priced (but often cheaply made) toys. Also provides balloon delivery service for birthday parties (RMB 3-5 per balloon). Daily 9am-8pm. Inside Jenny Lou’s Supermarket, Pinnacle Plaza, Tianzhu Real Estate Development Zone, Shunyi District. (136 8330 0568) 顺义区天竺房地产开发区荣祥广场 Jenny Lou’s超市内 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-10pm. L407, South Place, The Place. 9 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (6587 1481, 6448 2105 ext. 128); 2) 206, F/1, Lido Place, 6 Jiangtai Lu, Chaoyang District. (6437 6908); 3) Rm 0423 Jiamao Shopping Center, 33 Guangshun Beidajie, Chaoyang District. (8472 9412); 4) 411-412 Xindong’an Plaza, 138 Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6528 8624) www.kidslandchina.com 1) 朝阳区光华路 9号世贸天阶南街四层L407; 2) 朝阳区将台 路6号丽都商业广场一层206号店铺; 3) 朝阳 区广顺北大街33号嘉茂购物中心四层0423号 店铺; 4) 东城区王府井大街138号新东安 411-412 Kids Plus Is your child looking for something to go with her magic wand? Many a Beijing parent has made an emergency trip to this Shunyi toy store to pick up a fairy or Batman costume (RMB 190) to reward junior for staying dry all night. Wide selection for a small shop but toys can be a bit pricey. If you are looking for Little Tikes gear, Kids Plus can order from an extensive catalogue with a turnaround of a few weeks. Daily 9am-7pm. 701 Pinnacle Plaza, Tianzhu Real Estate Development Zone, Shunyi District. (8046 4572) 顺义区天竺房地产开发区荣祥 广场701号 Kookidz Find an extensive line of Legos available in China and familiar names like Transformers, Siku, Schleich, Phebeo, Revensburger, Becks Plastilin, Pustefix and Gigo etc, and new toys that just came to China, like Wowwee robots for big kids and Joylight safe balls for young ones. Suite L511, Europlaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Tianzhu Zhen, Shunyi District. (5165 3670) www. kookidz.com 顺义区天竺镇裕翔路99号欧陆广 场5层L511单元 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) 10am10pm. 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.

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NB134A, B1/F, China World Shopping Mall, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District.; 5) Daily 10am-10pm. 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 MUMA Smart Toys What could be better than toys that promote intelligence? MUMA Smart Toys, the Beijing-based toy maker, creates high quality and colorful toys fashioned out of wood, and tailored to specific age groups. Toys are designed and packaged with the goal of environmental protection. These toys promote creativity, visual perception, and motor coordination -- not to mention plain old fun. Daily 10am10pm. SMM-20, Solana Lifestyle Shopping Park, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Lu, Chaoyang District. (5905 6115) 木马智慧玩具, 朝阳 区朝阳公园路6号蓝色港湾国际商区一栋广场 层SMM-20 Steiff This Steiff store, the first of its kind in China, stocks an assortment of the classic mohair teddy bears and animals, famous worldwide for being firm childhood favorites. Adults will be enchanted by the adorable limited edition bears, including one playing violin in a purple dress (RMB 3,980), a bear in a pilot’s outfit (RMB 3,880), and one in full bridal attire (RMB 1,480). Daily 9.30am9.30pm. EB 106, B1/F, China World Shopping Mall, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (6505 9875) 泰迪熊, 朝阳区建国门 外大街1号国贸商城地下1层EB106 Tian Le 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 8.30am7pm. 136 Fahuasi Jie, Chongwen District. 红桥天乐玩具市场, 崇文区法华寺街136号

Sports Directory Sports Beijing is a non-profit organization that provides sports and recreational activities to the children of Beijing. Modeled after the North American and European sports organizations, Sports Beijing offers more than 15 sports and recreations 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 10am-6pm, Lido Country Club 2/F, Holiday Inn Lido Hotel, 6 Jiang Tai Lu, Chaoyang District (6430 1370) www. sportsbj.org

Basketball Dongdan PE Center You and the rest of the crew can rent indoor or outdoor, full- or halfcourts here. RMB 500/hr (full-court), RMB 300/ hr (half-court, 30 players or fewer), RMB 15/ person (outdoor courts, 15 players or fewer), RMB 10/person/hr (indoor courts). Daily 8am10pm. 108 Chongwenmennei Dajie, Dongcheng District. (6512 9377) 东单体育中心, 东城区崇 文门内大街108号 East Gate Plaza Fitness Center RMB 50 will get you an hour on a half-court and one basketball (to be returned!). Daily 8am-10pm. B1/F, Bldg A, East Gate Plaza, 29 Dongzhong Jie, Dongcheng District. (6417 1188 ext 5070) 东环广场健身中心, 东城区东中街29号东环广 场A座B1

Bowling Gongti 100 When he’s in town, Andy Lau apparently bowls at Gongti 100, which is named for its number of lanes. The complex also has a plethora of video games that will be popular with the kids. Small-sized shoes are available for kids over 6. Bowling RMB 40/game/person, RMB 5 for shoe rental. Daily 9am-1am. 6 Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District. (6552 2688) 工

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体100, 朝阳区工体西路6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 10am-11pm. 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 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

Climbing O’le Climbing 10am-10pm Mon-Fri, 10am8pm Sat & Sun. 5 Dongshimencun Lu, Baiziwan Qiao, Dongsihuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (6776 4705, oleclimbing@gmail.com) www. ole-climbing.com 奥莱攀岩, 朝阳区东四环中路 百子湾桥东石门村路5号

Dance 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 80 for a lesson. RMB 1,600 for 20 lessons. The school has both Shunyi and downtown campuses. 1) 10am-8pm. C/F, East Lake Villa, Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Dongcheng 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) 东城区东直门外大街东湖别墅; 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, balletdeluxe@gmail. com) 东城区东城区体育馆路甲2号

Diving SinoScuba Offers PADI Open Water and advanced scuba courses, with trips to the Blue Zoo Aquarium arranged for ages 10 and up. Classes available in Chinese and English. (135 0116 3629, steven@sinoscuba.com) www. sinoscuba.com

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

Football (Soccer) ClubFootball This organization runs soccer coaching programs at 20+ locations in Beijing and Tianjin for boys and girls of all levels aged 4 to 18. Held after school, at weekends and during holidays, courses are designed and delivered in a fun environment by ClubFootball’s English FA-qualified coaching staff. A nine week course averages RMB 750 and includes

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kit, beverages, player profile, certificate and team photo. 9am-6pm. Unit A212, Door 3, A1 Zone, Huadeng Building, 14 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (5130 6893/4/5/6, coaching@wanguoqunxing.com) www.clubfootball.com.cn 万国群星足球俱乐部, 朝阳区酒仙桥 路14号兆维华登大厦A1区3门212室 Sports Beijing Mon-Fri 10am-6pm. Lido Country Club 2/F, Holiday Inn Lido Hotel, 6 Jiang Tai Road, Chaoyang District, Chaoyang District. (6430 1370) www.sportsbj.org

Golf Greystone Golf Center Daily 9am-9pm. 1 Xiangjiang Beilu, Chaoyang District. (8450 7173) 朝阳区香江北路1号 LDSS Beijing Seven Cedars Golf Club Largest golf driving range in Eastern Beijing with 2 storey, 130 tee-boxes and complete affiliated facilities of par 3 9 hole , bunker, putting green, English-speaking PGA Academy, sauna,pro shop, and kids entertainment zone. Spacious place and turf are good for group gatherings like golf weddings, birthdays and parties. Non-members: RMB80 / 100 balls (Weekdays)RMB120/100 balls (Weekends & Holidays)RMB 0-40/club rental. RMB10 for light charge. Mon 12am-9pm, Tue-Sun: 7 am-9pm. West of Qi Ke Shu Exit, East Fifth Ring Road, Chaoyang District. (159 1063 8196) 朝阳区隆 德盛世北京七棵树高尔夫俱乐部 朝阳区东五环内 侧七棵树出口西侧下到即达

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@beijinghikers.com) www. beijinghikers.com 朝阳区酒仙桥中路26号新华联 丽港2号楼601室 China Culture Center The hyperactive stepchild of the Chinese Culture Club, the Amblers head out almost every weekend, usually to locations with historical or cultural significance in addition to their natural beauty. RMB 150400 for day trips, more for overnight excursions. 20% discount for kids. Online registration usually required. Kent Center, 29 Anjialou, Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. (6432 9341) www.chinaculturecenter.org 朝阳区亮马桥路 29号安家楼肯特中心

Horse Riding Equuleus International Riding Club This accredited horse riding club houses 95 horses, 12 bilingual trainers with CHS (based on BHS) horse instructor’s certificate and a dog agility area. 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, equuleushorse@yahoo.com.cn) www.equriding. com 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: TueSun 8am-5pm. Picun Village, Jinzhanxiang, Chaoyang District. (8433 2217) 西坞北京马 术俱乐部

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Ice Skating 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, jianghui12479959@yahoo.com.cn) 浩沙冰上运 动中心, 朝阳区姚家园路民航医院边上

Martial Arts Fenxing Fencing Club Tue-Sun 9am - 9pm. Bldg. 2050, Gahood Villa 5 Yunyang Rd., Xibaixinzhuang, Shunyi District. (fenxing. fencing@gmail.com) www.fenxing.com 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 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 4.306pm (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.com.cn) www.jinghuawushu.com 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

Sailing Beijing Aofan Sailing Club Located in Beijing Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park. The exclusive sailing club in Beijing offers wide range of sailing boats for kids and for adults. Professional instructors provide dedicated courses to every sailing lovers. Open May-Nov, daily 9am-6pm. RMB 150/h, RMB 2000/14h. Inside Beijing Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park, Shunyi District. www.bjaofan.net 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 Centre 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, enquiries@beijingsailing. com) www.beijingsailing.com 秦皇岛市海港区 文体路22号 (15 00 118 9580, 335 856 0916, enquiries@beijingsailing.com) www.beijingsailing.com

Swimming Friendship Hotel To many swimmers’ regret, this former outdoor pool has a newly erected roof – but that means it’s now open all year long. RMB 100, RMB 50 (kids under 1.2m). Daily 7am-11pm. 1 Zhongguancun Nandajie, Haidian District. (6849 8888 ext 32) www. bjfriendshiphotel.com 北京友谊宾馆, 海淀区中 关村南大街1号 MultiSport This organization is well-established in Shanghai and Hong Kong and operate theirgymnastics, trampolining and swimming coaching programs at various schools and clubs around Beijing.MultiSport’s foreign coaches are specialists in their fields and all lessons are conducted in English. Children may progress from Parent and Baby classes through to swimming confidently in the four principal strokes and to eventually advance through the Amateur

Swimming Association badge award scheme. Lessons are available for adults upon request. RMB 240/30min, 300/45min, 360/1hr for private lessons (136 8107 8446, 6507 2971, admin@multisport.com.cn) Water Cube (Happy Magic Water Cube Waterpark) 10am-9pm. Olympic Green, Beichen Lu, Chaoyang District. (8437 0125) http://waterpark.water-cube.com/english/index.aspx 朝阳区北辰路奥林匹克公园内

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 1073/3269, china@6sensetennis.com) http:// www.6thsenseacademy.com/academy/china1 朝阳区郎辛庄路1号 GS Academy GS Academy is a High Performance Tennis Academy. Their unique Tennis program combine the best of the American, Australian, and European national tennis programs bringing to you a truly unique program. Their experienced and passionate coaches provide a perfect blend of serious commitment and a positive teaching style to enhance your tennis development. They will help build your on-court self-confidence and give you enough valuable instruction to last a lifetime. 1) Huakang T&B Fitness Center: Shunhuang Lu, Sunhe Town, Chaoyang District. (8459 1367/0156, info@gsacademy.com); 2) Summit Tennis Club: 19 Dongfang Donglu, Chaoyang District. (8532 5118, info@gs-academy.com); 3) Crab Island Indoor Tennis Center (Xie Dao): 1 Xiedao Road, Chaoyang District. (8433 5608, info@gs-academy.com); 4) Golden Luck Age Tennis Center, 2 Dongwei Xilu, Chaoyang District. (8431 8217, info@gs-academy.com) www.gs-academy.com 1) 朝阳区华康羽网健身中心:孙河乡顺黄路; 2) 朝阳区外交网球俱乐部:东方东路19号; 3) 朝阳 区蟹岛室内网球中心:蟹岛路1号; 4) 朝阳区金 运时代网球中心:东苇西路2号

Yoga Fine Yoga Daily 7am-9pm. Kids’ yoga on Sundays 2-3pm. 16/F, Tower 2, Blue Castle International Center, 3 Xi Dawang Lu,Chaoyang District, Chaoyang District. (8599 9566, 153 0008 6931) www.fine-yoga.com 梵音瑜珈, 朝 阳区西大望路蓝堡国际中心会所 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. Mon-Thu 7.15am-9.30pm, Fri-Sun 7.15am-8pm. 6/F, Bldg 17 Gongti Beilu (across from the north gate of Workers’ Stadium), Chaoyang District. (6413 0774, info@yogayard.com) www.yogayard. com 瑜珈苑, 朝阳区工体北路17号楼6层工人体 育场北门对面 Incy Wincy Yoga Incy Wincy Yoga for kids and babies was founded in 2006. Kids yoga is proven to increase a child’s academic grades through enhancing their concentration span. Unlike adult yoga there are 5 main parts to an Incy Wincy Kids Yoga class: breathing, visualization, trust and co-operation games, modified and age-appropriate hatha yoga poses and relaxation games. None of the exercises are in anyway harmful to a child’s development. Incy Wincy Baby Yoga is specially designed to help parent and baby increase that natural bond and improve babies all round well-being. Expertly trained teachers providing fun and active classes for babies from 0 months to just before they are walking. All classes are in English. Call for various locations throughout Beijing. Rm 1909, Bldg A, U-Space Building, 8 Guangqumenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District. (5861 3809, info@incywincyyoga.com) www. incywincyyoga.com 朝阳区广渠门外大街8号优 士阁A座,1909室


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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 jenniferbushman@beijing-kids.com by October 17.

Friendly Competition at YCIS On September 9, Yew Chung International School of Beijing held some friendly games for House Colors Day.

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Life Lessons at 3e In September, Grade 2 and 3 students visited different retail spaces in Beijing, learning ďŹ rsthand how to manage a budget.

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Harrow House Activity Day On September 7, Harrow Beijing participated in team-building games for its House Activity Day in Chaoyang Park.

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The Circuit BISS’s Activity Week From September 13-16, Kindergarten and Grade 1 students from Beijing BISS International School visited Blue Zoo, walked through the hutongs and made noodles.

MSB’s Harvest Fest On September 17, The International Montessori School of Beijing celebrated the arrival of fall with a picnic.

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South Korean Students Visit CISB On September 7, Canadian International School of Beijing hosted 368 Sunduck High School from South Korea.

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A Royal Visit at WAB On August 31, Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands stopped by the Elementary School of the Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) to read from her book Mr. Finney and the World Turned Upside Down.

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The Circuit Ivy Academy Parent Evening On September 9, Ivy Academy held its annual Parent Evening at the Suzhou Garden in East Lake Villas.

Rego at the Bookworm Beijing Rego British school was one of the proud sponsors of the Explore Science and Ideas festival at The Bookworm. On September 17, Damien LeLoup, of the Yizhou Fossil and Geology Park, gave a dinosaur talk to kids.

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The Circuit The Children’s Learning Center of Beijing On August 27, students and parents enjoyed Open Day.

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Beijing2Fun Kindergarten Open House On September 1, parents and children celebrated Little Mozart’s newly launched preschool with music, language and art and craft activities.

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The Circuit Montessori In Asia Conference 2011 The China Committee on Private Education and The American Montessori Society co-hosted this year’s Montessori in Asia conference at the Crowne Plaza Sun Beijing Palace Hotel, with special coordination by the Etonkids International Educational Group.

ISB’s Summer Makeover On August 22, students enjoyed the new changes, including a new playground, at the International School of Beijing.

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The Circuit Back to School At BSB After a relaxing summer holiday, British School of Beijing’s students are right back into the swing of things.

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Little Angels Action Fund Concert at BCIS On August 22, Beijing City International School, in conjunction with Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Manhattan School of Music, and other American universities, held a charity concert at the Beijing Concert Hall. Funds raised benefitted the Little Angels Action Fund.

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Family Favorites

The Chong-Lewis Family photo by Mishka Family Photography Denise Chong, an educational consultant, and Matt Lewis, an entrepreneur, met in Beijing in 1999 and married in New Zealand four years later. Both their children Rachel (7) and Samuel (4) were born in Australia, but Beijing has been home to the Chong-Lewis family for fourteen years. Here they share some of their favorite spots in Beijing. Jennifer Bushman Would you like to share your Beijing Favorites? E-mail editor@beijing-kids.com.

Favorite Family Restaurant We like to go to Malacca Legend for nasi lemak, curry puffs, and satays, The Horizon at Shangri-La’s Kerry Centre for dimsum, and Element Fresh for healthier options. Favorite Way to Relax A picnic at the either Chaoyang Park or Si’de Park.

Favorite Day Trip We like Huairou or anywhere outside the city.

Family Ritual On Saturdays, the kids can request their favorite food, which usually ends up being pizza.

Date Night Spot We prefer lunch dates. We usually go to Yuxiang Renjia, Comptoirs de France, or Kafe Peranakan.

Kids Beg Us to Go The kids enjoy playing in the pool and they take lessons with Dragon Fire Swim Team. Rainy Day Activity We do art and crafts, and bake cookies.

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Favorite Place to Shop We shop for clothes at Uniqlo and the Zoo Market. For household items we like to shop at Laitai Flower Market or Dongjiao Market. For kid’s clothes, we head to Yashow Market and Decathlon.

Favorite Weekend Activities Our favorite place is Summer Palace. At Mutianyu Great Wall, Rachel really enjoys the toboggan ride.

Favorite Place to Play Ritan Park, Fundazzle or Yu Kids Island at The Place.


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