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How will you celebrate Children's Day? My four-yearold son would be thrilled if I bought him a model car. He already knows all the car brands and models. What's your ideal summer day? I'd relax outside, sharing cold beers with a friend.
Sze Lee Ah Director Sze Lee Ah (center) from Macau is adding to the city’s smart wine bar, King Live Oak. One hand for the event were winemaker from Germany, which brought down a man who knows good wine, the Consul General for Germany in Guangzhou, Friedrich-Carl Bruns (right) and expat9 founder JJ Verdun.
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From Brussels to Beijing, DJ Gotama is now playing private parties in the Pearl River Delta from his Zhuhai get-away pad. Spinning the dopest Goa tracks, expect him to help keep summer hot in THIS beach community.
Along with proprietor Simone (pictured above), their newly-opened Peccati di Gola is raising the city’s fine dining standards with fantastic Italian fare. Simone loves his restaurant like his own son. And Stefano cooks like he’s making Mediterranean mains to feed a dozen royal families.
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Community Summer time-out
The delta's sticky heat is on and a lot of foreign managers and their families are heading home for the summer. But summertime in Zhuhai is anything but the doldrums if you ask Rosemarie Firch. Firch, who serves as the President of the Zhuhai International Association (ZIA), says, "We'll continue to host our Wednesday morning coffee chats and prepare for our annual ball in the fall." Indeed, ZIA (which takes time out in July and August from their usual schedule of travel and social events) is excited to recruit new members this summer as they prepare for their autumn gala. The event kicks off the start of the ZIA calendar which raises funds for local charities, explains Firch. Speaking of which, ZIA raised several thousand yuan for earthquake relief in Sichuan. Firch says a larger benefit drive is being planned with a local charity, but has yet to be officially announced. Although ZIA ended official year with hikes to Hong Kong and such, their library of English books at the Harbour View Hotel will be open by appointment. The e-mail for details: firstname.lastname@example.org School's out too. For instance, the Zhuhai International School (ZIS) on scenic Qiao island capped the school year on a cool note, with a special presentation on Antarctica. The event made quite a splash with kids and the community — it even received coverage in the Zhuhai Daily's English supplement, authored by Betty Lin. The article, which was also featured on www.expat9.com, quoted ZIS principle Todd Flanagan, who noted that the seaside school has big plans for the future — with a youth regatta race and the formation of Zhuhai's first sailing club. In other words, ZIS is raising its sails, hoisting anchor and training their compass beyond summer's horizon….
Zhuhai International School capped the school year on a cool note Charity Rocks The weeks since the disatrous earthquake in Wenchuan County in Sichuan have seen a response from every corner of the globe. Zhuhai's very own Buhao Boys made it easy to dig deep, hosting a benefit concert and auction at the Muslim restaurant at Zhouzai on Jiuzhou Lu. A total of 6,000元 was raised on buffet admission, drinks, and auction items (which included their first-ever broken drumstick, wine, and some DVDs). "It’s nothing to do with whether you live in China or live somewhere outside China. It’s like a global thing and everybody should give support,” said vocallist Chris. Proceeds were collected on behalf of the municipal Charity Foundation. Courtesy of Betty Lin and expat9.com
Fashion Zhuhai baby Lingerie fashion house 'Angevil' is getting Zhuhai in the mood for skimpy, summertime slumber party-wear. The European inspired label from Guangzhou recently held a catwalk show at Rude. Their summer line features low-cut lacy beige bras to sheer, ruby chemises. Other collection pieces include form-fitting bras that enhance bust size to loose silk pajama bottoms. The show is emblematic of the rise of fashion shows in the Pearl River Delta. Indeed, Dongguan is erecting a mammoth fashion village scheduled to be opened later this year and regional factories are casting their eyes to Zhuhai's wellhealed denizens and seaside lifestyle. As Zhuhai develops its marinas, more maritime inspired fashion shows are anticipated. Rude's senior management is hinting that future fashion shows are already in the works.
South China Sea Coastal Property What's on the horizon?
Hong Kong’s real-estate stocks are up 50%. In China writ large, they’re up 70%. Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand are seeing real-estate stocks up 30%. They’re up 20% in Singapore. Yes, Asian housing shares are on the move. That’s indicative of the economic engines of China and India in 2007. What will 2008 hold? The tea leaves say to keep your eye trained on how Hong Kong companies are developing Hainan as one barometer. They also say to watch resort homes in the Philippines and be mindful of rising office costs in Singapore.
Kassen’s Boao Buy Sure, Sanya is seeing a lot of action. But so is, of all places, Boao on Hainan’s east coast. On the heels of the years end, Kasen International Holdings Ltd announced that they invested 100m元 for a 450,500 sqm tract of land. Located along the Wanquan river in Boao — famed for the annual Boao Forum for Asian development — Kasen plans to build a mixed resort project of hotels and recreation centres. It‘s typically only abuzz during the summertime Boao forum. We’ll keep our periscope trained on Boao in the coming year to see what else is panning out there.
Shenzhen’s Measuring Meteres Another indicator: The Shenzhen Statistics Bureau announced that 3.1m m2 of he houses were placed on the market — that’s a 40% year-
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on-year decline. Its congruent with Shenzhen’s move to cool their property market from overheating with speculation. The decline is also indicative of a strong supply of second-hand properties and decrease in prices overall. The bureau also reported that 90,000m2 were sold in November, a 30% rise over October.
Posh Towers in the Philippines Two key housing developers to watch in the Philippines in 2008: the Vista and Lifescapes deal and the David Stanley Redfern Ltd (DSR) project. Vista Land is anticipating bumper salaries from overseas Filipinos to fill occupancy. In a statement made at the end of 2007, Vista Land president Benjamarie Serrano said low inflation, steady interest rates, the strong performance of the peso and foreign investment would also benefit the property sector. That includes Vista’s 195unit condominium KL Mosaic project in Legaspi Village, Makati City. There’s more to their clean laundry list, from lower-rise residential condos in Taguig to high-rise condos Crown Asia in Salcedo Village leisure home projects in Boracay and Cebu. Also on the sky, DSR’s launch of the Lancaster Atrium Towers skyscraper project. Located in Makati, it will feature fully furnished apartments. Foreign buyers can own the units on a freehold basis. Better still: interest free credit is available. Macau residents facing rising property sticker locally should note that given the frequent and inexpensive direct flights to Manila.
Notes from Hainan Boat trains and kissing fish There’s something about the sound of screeching metal that signals your train compartment is now fully locked inside a boat. That screech gets sweet though—after ferry sails between Hainan island’s port of Haikou and the Zhaojing peninsula of Guangdong. Once it lets you out of the steel train trap that traverses this strait between the Gulf of Tonkin and the South China Sea, it’s a relief. I was on the night train to Haikou from Guangzhou. Peering at a map trying locate oneself on the map of Hainan presents this question: what is this island shaped like? The first answer: a mango, with its bulbous base protruding into the South China Sea. The top
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crests towards Guangdong, which itself is shaped a chicken leg with a giant beak bite taken out of it where the Pearl River Delta resides. My friends thought it was nuts to go by train. Then again, they thought it pointless to go at all. “Asia’s Hawaii,” they said. “We dunno how that accurate it is.” "It's mainly a Chinese thing, isn’t it?" intoned an expatriate Hong Kong magazine publisher. Kind of. Reports from divers carped about its murky, fished out reefs. Parasailing? Kinda like Acapulco.
The truth is Hainan has been mainly marketed towards Chinese travelers. And Russians. So, the island is best thought of as a huang jiao, or yellow pepper. That’s right: China has three spicy provinces, Hunan, Sichuan and Hainan. It's like this: bring your mountain bike from either the train from Guangzhou or via ferry from Guangxi province’s Beihai port. It will take some doing. Oh, and it will depend on the whims of policy. A suggested 'day one' trip would be to rock into Haikou port in the north. Plane, train, boat, train inside boat, take your pick. From here, you can rent a mountain bike and jam down the west coast. A lot of magazines and guide books tend to tout Sanya’s Yalong Bay on the southern tip of the island. And for good reason — the water is emerald green, and the beach powdery white. The Gulf of Tonkin on Hainan’s west coast is chockers full of hidden beaches. A word of caution: these are functioning fishing village beaches, so take care of going barefoot. That being said, they can't be beat if you are craving local chow to bulk up carbs whilst you race to beat the sunset and be poolside in Sanya. Stay in Sanya city for cheap bungalows and 17mile stretch of cruisable coast. If training for your own special form of triathalon, sling your golf clubs on your back—Sanya is replete with a slew of golf courses. Yalong Bay has good jetskiing. Stop off in China’s answer to the “Little Caspian Sea” where tens of thousands of Russians and Eastern Europeans flock to the shore. That’s also where to get the
Once on the island, hiking is a great way to explore. Diving is alright, too. best skinny on the latest surf scene from California surfer Brendan. A new transplant to Hainan, Brendan is quickly becoming the best guide on the island for surfing. The best breaks are on the Southeastern shore of Shimei Bay. For the right price Brendan will even pile your bikes into his own truck. Take the sky tram to Monkey Islands. The tram is high and motorised, above open-roofed tuk tuks that weave through cracked streets. The island is a macaque preserve—you can play with the monkeys and they’ll mount your leg like Spaniel on a Spanish-fly between February and May for some serious monkey business. Another way to get there is get a junk-boat across. Once on the island, hiking is a great way to explore. Diving
is alright in most places, too. Go a mile out from Dadonghai. The reefs are murky, but there are schools of fish. Experienced divers at this point will have the gumption to start a marathon power swim to the karst limestone islands that dot the mouth of the Red River off the north coast of Vietnam. Bike from north down west for beaches and golf. Hit the south for diving, snorkeling, jet skiing, and para-sailing. Its PG-13 in a way—and great for parents who want to start their kids out in an environment that in many ways is mass market for Chinese, yet still largely off the beaten track for world adventure seekers. Indeed, this is the Chinese tropics and nice blend Southeast Asia. Muslim straw hats and resilient blue and yellow costumes. Do monkey island for a brush with some primordial simian bonding. Skip the show. The central part of the island seems like a gung-ho paradise. And it is—mainly for Chinese military bases. The central has mostly-paved trails. That said, the hot-spring golf course is worth a go with its rich array of tropical orchids and water traps. The resort is good for soaking your bones in private mineral spas. The northeast? Get back on your ride — it wends along the coast with spectacular views. In January, there is an island wide bicycle marathon worth doing. For the most epicurean of all strips, if you want rid yourself of built up sweat and sunburnt skin, hit the Sheraton or Crowne Plaza in Haikou. They have private baths with tiny kissing fish who nibble away at your dead skin. Creepy? Kind of. Cleansing and good for the body? Could be.
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''China is an amazing place. If you want something made or sourced, it can be done really quickly to a very high standard." 中国是建造高质 量帆船的最佳场 所
Paralympic test event Sailing Center proves accessible The month of May saw the first test event for the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Regatta at the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center, organised by the International Association for Disabled Sailing. While the facility and the city received international plaudits after the test events for the 2008 Olympics, it remained to be seen whether disabled sailors would be equally accommodated during their tenure at the Center this September. Racing was scheduled from 11-15 May. The event was also the first of its kind in Qingdao that was not held in August, a month notorious in this city for breezes that can best be described as capricious, and often totally absent during competitions. The Regatta got off to a great start in spite of rain on Sunday 11 May, and the athletes enjoyed winds of 13-14 knots during the second day of racing. After two days all scheduled races had been completed. Conditions were lighter during the remainder of the week, but all races were held as scheduled.
''people have come out to watch us on the wall every day, drumming and cheering, and as a team we’ve really been able to feed off that'' The Regatta saw Skandia TeamGBR take gold in two key events, namely the two-person SKUD18 and the three-person Sonar. Britain's Royal Yachting Association Olympic Manager Stephen Park was thrilled with his team's performance, noting that "The aim was to win one medal
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at this event, so to go home with two golds is fantastic. The sailors all faced a number of challenges during the event, and certainly didn’t have it all their own way."
"Everybody is so excited to have us here. People have come out to watch us on the wall every day, drumming and cheering, and as a team we’ve really been able to feed off that.”
Athens 2004 Paralympic champion Damien Seguin, of France, took the gold in the 2.4 Metre event.
While the sailors gave their all throughout the event, the major focus was on becoming accustomed to the unique conditions on Fushan Bay in advance of the Paralympic Regatta, slated to begin 8 September. The only participant to have previously sailed off the Shandong coast in any kind of competition was Brit Helena Lucas of the 2.4mR class. Her earlier experience was during the 2006 Olympic Test Event, when she was part of the TeamGBR Yngling crew. Asked about her feelings before this recent event, Lucas said,"The team are getting on well in our first proper regatta as the selected Paralympic team, and we are looking forward to the event ahead. The results might not matter here but we are keen to continue to learn as much as we can about this tricky venue.”
With one of the youngest disabled sailing programmes (established 2005), China's best finish was fifth place in the SKUD18. As with such other recent sailing events as the Test Regattas and Clipper port visits, Qingdao sailing officials opened the facility for local residents to participate in the opening and closing ceremonies, and to watch the action from the Olympic Sailing Center's massive breakwater. Up to 6,000 people were on hand to cheer for the athletes. The enthusiasm with which the city has embraced its new pastime was not lost on SKUD18 champion Alexandra Rickham, who noted that,
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Volvo Open 70 leaves Zhuhai shipyard The Ireland-based Green Team, participants in the Volvo Ocean Race, celebrated the completion of their new Volvo Open 70 with a 'Thank You China' event at McConaghy Boats in Zhuhai, China. Construction started in October and was completed on schedule, with the boat arriving in the UK for assembly at the beginning of June. This is the first Volvo Ocean Race boat to be built in China; a region that has seen increased interest in the marine industry in recent years, most noticeably with its involvement in the 2007 America’s Cup. The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 is scheduled to stop over in Qingdao for the first time ever in January, 2009.
The boat was built in a facility located approximately 60 miles from Hong Kong. The mainly Australian-led team at McConaghy’s has been working alongside American designers Reichel/Pugh and structural engineers Applied Structural Analysis Ltd from the UK, as well as a 90 person-strong Chinese build team. A total of 40,000 man hours have gone into the completion of this boat. McConaghy’s has a strong international reputation, and they are one of the first professional build teams to have a facility in China. “China is a growth market for our industry at the moment,” commented Mark Evans, Director of McConaghy Boats China. “The
standard of quality on this build has been second to none.” Green Team administrators were also very pleased with the results. Ian Walker, Green Team Skipper, commented that the boat "had been seven months in the making and we had a fantastic team working on this project." The Olympic silver medallist and former coach went on to say that he is "confident that we have a great boat and will have a competitive entry into the race.” CEO Jamie Boag was also pleased with the quality of boat construction in China. “It is fantastic to see the boat completed," she said. "As we were late in the production of this boat it was crucial that it would
be completed on time. China is an amazing place. If you want something manufactured or sourced, it can be done really quickly to a very high standard.” Having shipped from southern China at the beginning of May, the boat is currently being assembled and tested before heading to the team’s homeport of Galway in Ireland, which will be the team’s base before leaving for Alicante in September. Galway is one of the eleven stopover ports during the 37,000 nautical mile Volvo Ocean Race which starts in Alicante this coming October. Galway’s positioning allows for excellent training facilities for the team, with the testing conditions of the North Atlantic on their doorstep.
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Being skilled at nothing The meaning of the Daoist ideal 无为(wuwei) is said to be elusive, and difficult to define. You could fill book after book with fabulous description yet still fail to capture its essence. We began exploring these meanings in May, but there is much more to say. Wuwei is a principle. The closest English translations are 'not do', 'not action', 'actionless action', 'to accomplish things without doing'. It describes a manner of doing things and of conducting oneself. You can apply it nearly everywhere in life. How gracefully can you complete a task? How little can you push and still get the ball rolling? Once it starts rolling, can you direct it using its own momentum, without expending additional energy? Can you manage your own affairs without interfering with others'?
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We can talk about how to use wuwei as a principle, but for proper application it is equally important is to know when not to act. If you want a plant to grow, you need to feed it and weed it, but you also have to be patient and watch and wait. It takes time to grow. Too much handling will kill it. Likewise, if you are teaching someone a skill, part of the process will someday involve setting pedagogy aside, getting out of the way, and letting the student shine (or stumble!) on his own. Only then can the student develop the confidence he needs to act independently. This principle can be widely used, and of course, it emphasises the wu of wuwei.
Using a few metaphors, Chapter 9 of the DaoDeJing (道德经) alludes to this idea. Don't push too hard. Know when to stop. When you read the chapter in translation, try to see through the various metaphors to this singular principle, this core aspect of wuwei. The last line is key:
功(gōng) 成(chéng) 身(shēn) (finish/accomplish) (body/self)
退(tuì) 天(tiān) 之(zhī) (quit) (Heaven) ('s)
Once you have accomplished your goal or can see that you are going to, stop. Become modest. Let the rest happen by itself. When luck is with you, it is easy to push too far. We even see it in the business world's Law of Diminishing Returns. After investing a certain, ideal amount of money into a project, additional investment is overkill. The principle recalls the English expressions "don't get carried away" and "quit while you're ahead".
道(dào) 也(yě) (Way) (add emphasis)
DaoDeJing - Chapter 9 You may hold it and fill it, yet is it not better left alone? No matter how much you sharpen, it will never stay sharp for long. The house is filled with gold and jadesuch a burden to protect it all! To wear wealth with arrogance merely invites calamity. For it is the way of Heaven to quietly retire when one's work is done.
A simple answer can be the most difficult one to give. A student asks what a word means and gets a longwinded discourse. She might wish she had never asked. A language point is unclear and you begin to explain, but of course it is necessary to expound on all the exceptions, exclusions, inclusions, variations, and don’t forget to throw in both the American and British usages. The student now knows less than when you began. Too much information can be the same as no information at all. New facts piled on quickly and in a random fashion can cause everything that preceded them to be lost. Once you truly grasp this fact, it will be easier to select a few points and resist trying to cram in all you know on the topic. Take steps to ensure clarity in your classroom. When you begin the lesson with a definite idea of what you want to achieve, it will be easier to stay with your intended goal. Willpower might not keep you from going off on that interesting tangent, but a clear sense of what you want to accomplish can. Decide which language points you want to tackle and save related ones for another class. If language points are connected, present them separately first and show their connection during review. This will allow for varied repetition and a clearer understanding. Pay attention to how vocabulary is introduced. Are you including too many new words, or possibly words that are interesting but not as useful? Consider that your students may be more familiar with an alternative definition. Words such as draft have many different usages, but presenting all the different definitions at one time can lead to uncertainty.
Too much information can be the same as no information at all. Take steps to ensure clarity in your classroom.
When talking with people who share our language and cultural upbringing, it’s amazing how much we can assume. Be alert to any cultural assumptions you might be making with your students. Prevent confusion before it happens. Select local examples or be ready to explain that Homer Simpson quote. Also be aware that certain topics and references make students uncomfortable. Once uneasy, students are less likely to participate. Don’t leave students hanging if they ask direct questions, however. First ask what they think the answer is, and then ask if other students know. Give examples of usage or opposites rather than wordy definitions. If the question is completely off the
subject, write it on the board, ask the students to research it, and be sure to have a succinct response ready for the next class. If you don’t have a copy of The Elements of Style, by Strunk and White, try downloading it from the internet. It presents rules for writing with elegant simplicity, including a chapter entitled “Omit Needless Words.” It’s a very short book. Check it out before your next class for inspiration. What a surprise to realise that after all our scrambling about for more content for our classrooms, sometimes the hardest thing we will have to do is cut back.
水滴石穿 shuĭ dī shí chuān Ben Leventer
水 shuĭ water 滴 dī drop 石 shí (shí tou) stone 穿 chuān hole Water makes a hole in a stone In the time of the song dynasty, there lived a man named Zhang. Zhang was an official in charge of a county. One day, Zhang Witnessed the treasurer of the county’s coffer sneak into the place where the money was kept and take a one-cent piece from the coffer and put it in his hair for safe keeping. When the thief was leaving, Zhang pounced upon him and overcame him. The banker pleaded with Zhang, “I was only one cent, what can one cent buy”? Upon Hearing this, Zhang became infuriated, “one day one cent, a thousand days, a thousand cents. If given time anything can happen, a rope will fell the strongest tree, and water can make a hole in the strongest stone His meaning being that even smallest drip of water, dripping atop a stone for many years will eventually poke a hole into its toughest exterior. So, even though stealing one cent is a small crime, it should be charged as a felony because many small crimes, spread out over time, become a serious offence. The banker was then given a very stiff punishment for his crime. Despite the negative origin of this Chengyu, 水滴石穿, today it has a positive meaning. The meaning of this idiom, as used in modern times, is that constant effort brings success. Similar to English idioms, one brick at a time, slowly but steadily and from the little acorn does the great oak tree grow. “Shui di shi Chuan” can be used in a myriad of circumstances, from encouraging students to making a long term goal, if one takes his time; they will succeed in the end.
Example 现代年轻人要铭记滴水穿石对我们的启示，对待自己的 目标专一而不要三心二意，这样能更好的到达成功的彼 岸。
Young people should remember that any difficulty can be overcome with persistent effort, focus and patience, like water making a hole in a stone.
If given time, anything can happen; a rope will fell the strongest tree, and water can make a hole in the strongest stone.
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ZHUHAI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL 珠海国际学校 Zhongshan Hot Spring Golf Course 中山温泉高尔夫球场 Zhuhai International Circuit 国际赛车会
Zhongshan Hot Spring / Xianmuyuan Hot Spring 中山温泉 / 仙沐园温泉
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5 Star Grand Bay View Hotel (hǎi wān dà jiǔ diàn) Hottest highlights: sweeping views of Macau and walking distance to Shui Wan Bar street. Shuiwan Lu Gongbei (+86 756 887-7998) 海湾 大酒店 珠海市拱北水湾路 JIDA MAP 5 Harbour View Hotel & Resort (yí jǐng wān dà jiǔ diàn) Hottest highlights: gorgeous buffets and easy access to beach across the street. 47 Lovers’ Lane Central (+86 756 3322888) 怡景湾大酒店 珠海吉大情 侣中路47号 JIDA MAP 4 Holiday Inn Zhuhai (zhū hǎi yuè cái jiǎ rì jiǔ diàn) Hottest highlights: Popular brunches, Blarney Stone bar and accommodating business centre. 188 Jingshan Lu Jida (+86 756 3228888) 珠海粤财假日酒店 珠海市 吉大景山路188号 JIDA MAP 1 Holiday Resort Hotel (dù jiǎ cūn jiǔ diàn) Hottest highlights: package deals and seafood specials. 9 East Shi Hua Lu, Jida (+86 756 333-3838) 度假 村酒店 珠海市吉大石花东路9号 Lexington Plaza Zhuhai Zobon Hottest highlights: Relaxing indoor swimming pool and edgy interior decorating. 33 Lovers’ Lane Central (+86 756 322-0333) 珠海吉大情侣中 路47号 JIDA MAP 3
4 Star Guangdong Hotel (yuè hǎi jiǔ diàn) 1145 Yuehai Rd East, Gongbei (+86 756 888-8128) 粤海酒店 珠海市拱 北粤海东路1145号 Nanhai Oil Hotel (nán yóu dà jiǔ diàn) 368 Shuiwan Lu (+86 756 3322188) Toll Free : 800 830-2782 南油大 酒店 珠海经济特区水湾路368
3 Star Ocean Hotel (hǎi yáng dà jiǔ diàn) 3 Star, directly in front of Jiu Zhou Port finding it couldn't be easier! 428 South Lover's Road. (+86 756 336-2333)海 洋大酒店 珠海情侣南路428号(九 洲港大厦)
Budget My Residence in Zhuhai Shanhailou, 240 ShuiWan Lu, Jida (+86 756 3880388) 珠海市吉大景山路188号 Home Inn (rú jiā kuài jié jiǔ diàn) Block 26, 58 Shihua Lu (E) Jida (+86 756 337-5111) 如家快捷酒店 广东 珠海吉大石花东路58号26栋 JIDA MAP 2 Sunferia Inn 15F Cuiwei Jiuzhu building, Mingzhu Lu, Qianshan (+86 756 853-4821) 珠海前山翠微酒珠 大厦15层
Youth Hostel (dù jiǎ cūn jiǔ diàn qīng nián lǚ guǎn) 9 Shihua Rd E, Jida (+86 756 333-3838) 度假村酒店青年旅馆 珠海市吉大石花东路9号
What to See Beaches Feisha Beach Gaolan Island, Nanshui (western area) (+86 756 771-0000) 珠 海市西区南水高栏岛 Golden Beach (jīn shā tān) Sanzao, near the airport (western area) (+86 756 778-1614) 金沙滩 珠海市西区 珠海机场侧三灶 Haibin Beach (hǎi bīn yǒng chǎng) Lovers’ Lane, Jida (+86 756 332-0477) 海滨泳场 珠海吉大情侣路
Churches & Temples Jin Tai Temple (jīn tái sì) Huangyang Mountain, Doumen (western area) (+86 756 579-7141) 金台寺 珠海斗 门黄杨山 Putuo Buddhist Temple (pǔ tuó sì) Fenghuang Mountain, Dongkeng (northern area, above New Xiangzhou) (+ 86 756 850-8462) 普陀寺 珠海东 坑凤凰山
Hot Springs Chinese Medicine Valley (zhōng yào gǔ) Sate your senses with hot baths infused with Chinese traditional medicine. Located next to New Yuanming Palace, its an ideal destination for loosening up stressed up nerves and feeling rejuvenated. Jiuzhou Lane (+86 756 866-1880) 中 药谷 九洲大道 (zhū hǎi yù Imperial Hot Spring wēn quán dù jiǎ cūn)This resort was
one of the first to bring a fine Japanese onsen hot spring experience to Zhuhai. Its still one of the best springs in town with charming Japanese gardens and architecture interlaced waterfalls. The bathing pools even have special scents added, from coffee to wine. Doumen Town (+86 756 5797168) 珠海御温泉度假村 斗门镇 Ocean Spring Resort (hǎi quán wān dù jiǎ qū)This family fun park is honeycombed with water wonders for the kids. Grown-ups can soak their weary bones in the ocean facing hot springs. There are direct busses here from the Jiu Zhou Gang ferry terminal. Pingsha Town, Jinwan District 海泉湾 度假区 金湾区平沙镇
Museums Zhuhai Museum (zhū hǎi bó wù guǎn) Jiuzhou Cheng, Jingshan Lu, Jida (+86 756 332-4116) 珠海博物馆 珠海吉大九洲城
Parks & Gardens Feng Bo Shan Park (xiāng shān gōng yuán) 8 Yan shan Lu Xiangzhou 风波 山公园 (别名:香山公园) 珠海市香 洲区沿山路8号 Banzhang Forest Park (bǎn zhāng shān sēn lín gōng yuán) Gongbei (above the tunnel) 板樟山森林公园 珠海拱北 Chinese Medicine Valley (zhōng yào gǔ) New Yuan Ming Palace North, Lanpu, Qianshan (+86 756 866-1113) 中药谷 珠海市九洲大道兰埔北侧( 圆明新园旁)
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Haibin Park (hǎi bīn gōng yuán) Haibin Lu N, Jida 海滨公园 珠海吉 大海滨北路 Hengqin Stone Park (héng qín shí bó yuán) Hengqin Island 横琴石博 园 珠海横琴 Jingshan Park (jǐng shān gōng yuán) Jingshan Lu Jida 景山公园 珠海吉 大景山路 Kungfu Park (Wu Lin Yuan) Lian Wan Industry Zone, Pingsha (western area) (+86 756 399-8888) 武林源 珠海大 道中平沙路口 Tangjia Gong Le Garden (táng jiā gòng lè yuán) E Ling, Tangjia (+86 756 331-9605) 唐家共乐园 珠海市唐家 镇鹅岭北麓 Waterfall Park (sān dié quán) After Wanzai, take the bridge to Hengqin island (western area) (+86 756 8842426) 三叠泉 珠海横琴 White Lotus Park (bái lián dòng gōng yuán) Jiuzhou Av, Jida 白莲洞公园 珠海吉大九洲大道中
Other Places of Interest Imperial Hot Spring (yù wēn quán) Doumen (western area) (+86 756 5797128) 御温泉 珠海斗门 Library (tú shū guǎn) Perfect for those mastering Chinese characters and whom are curious about The Middle Kingdom's expansive literary traditions. 74 Fenghuang Lu, Xiangzhou (+86 756 225-8744) 图书 馆 珠海市香洲区凤凰路74号 Lost City Water Park (mèng huàn shuǐ chéng) Jiuzhou Av, Lanpu (+86 756 866-4246) 梦幻水城 珠海市九 州大道兰圃 Meixi Archways Meixi Village, Shangchong, Qianshan (+86 756 8659577) 珠海市前山上冲梅溪村 Meixi village (nóng kē qí guān) Qianshan northern area (above New Xiangzhou) (+86 756 853-5888) 农科 奇观 珠海市前山梅溪镇 New Yuanming Palace (yuán míng xīn yuán) Welcome to one of the western Pearl Rive Delta's bows to old Beijing. This living museum of sorts is chocka-block full of architectural replicas of the famous Summer Palace in Beijing. Located at the foot of Zhuhai's Stone Forest, the park features 18 major scenic sites and 30 daily cultural performances. Jiuzhou Av. W Lanpu (+86 756 861-0388) 圆明新园 珠海 市九洲大道西兰埔路 Oceanarium Opposite Wanzai (western area) Wharf (+86 756 8811001) 珠海市湾仔澳门环岛游码 头正对面 Pearl Land (zhēn zhū lè yuán) Welcome to Zhuhai's own answer to the movie Vacation's 'wally-world.' A theme park with a particularly Pearl River Delta blend of carnival, rides and pageantry. Plenty of parking space. Tang Jia Wan (+86 756 331-1170) 珍珠 乐园 珠海唐家湾 Great Hall (zhū hǎi dà huì táng) 1014 Fenghuang Lu S, Xiangzhou (+86 756 222-2396) 珠海大会堂 珠海市香洲 区凤凰南路1014
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Lover’s Lane (qíng lǚ dà dào) Wending from the Gongbei border up to the famed 'Fishing Girl' statue and beyond, Lover's Lane is peppered with romantic seaside paths and benches. As its namesake suggests, its ideal for hand in hand strolls with your amore. Gongbei, Jida and Xiangzhou Lu 情侣 大道 情侣南路(位于拱北)和情侣 北路(位于吉大、香洲) Gongle Garden Offering a rich array of regional subtropical flora and rare fauna, this is arguably one of Zhuhai's best botanical gardens. This was also the former residence of China's first Prime Minister, Tang Shaoyi, prior to World War II. The Pearl River Archipelago Zhuhai’s unique marine geology is one of the main draws for domestic tourists. With nearly 150 islands, the area is one of the most scenically varied in China. Locals will boast of military victory on Qi’ao Island, or the beauty of Nansha beach on Dong’ao Island. Fish Girl (yú nǚ) This iconic statue of a woman clutching a giant pearl is the stuff of legendary love. Indeed, it's the symbol of Zhuhai itself, which means Pearl Sea. The statue is inspired by a maiden who has lost her boyfriend to the sea. Awaiting his return, she waited and waited on the shore. Qinglv Zhong Lu 珠海渔女 珠海市 情侣中路
Chinese Dining Cantonese De Yue Fang Mingting Park, Yeli Island, Xiangzhou (+86 756 225-1188) 珠海 香洲野狸岛名亭公园内 Jin Yue Xuan 1-3 Floor, B, 265 Ri Hua Commercial Square, Lovers’ Lane South, Gong Bei (+86 756) 813-3133 珠海拱北情侣南路265日华商业广 场B区1-3层 JIDA MAP 1 Mayflower (wǔ yuè huā huáng cháo dà jiǔ lóu) One of the city's oldest Chinese restaurants — and still among the best. 3F Ri Dong Commercial Square, 49 Lovers’ Lane, Jida (+86 756 323-0000) 五月花皇朝大酒楼 香 洲区情侣中路49号日东广场3楼 JIDA MAP 2 Treasure Inn Chinese Restaurant Modern and elegant, with a wide selection of dim sum and authentic Cantonese dishes. Signature dishes are shark’s fin and abalone. Nine private rooms are available. Open: 8:00-14:00 & 17:30-22:30 4F Holiday Inn Zhuhai, 188 Jingshan Lu Jida (+86 756 3228888) 珠海粤财假日酒店4楼 珠海 市吉大景山路188号
General Cuisine Orientale 4th & 5th floor, Shan Hai Lou Hotel, Shuiwan Lu, Jida (+86 756 886-8288) 珠海吉大水湾 路山海楼酒店四楼、五楼 Zui Yue Xuan 34, Shihua Lu East, Jida (+86 756 336-8999) 广东珠海吉大石 花东路34号(渡假村对面) Rich Garden Blue Mountain 3/Floor, Ying Restaurant Limited Bin Plaza, Ying Bin Lu, Gongbei (+86 756 828-3338) 珠海拱北迎宾大道迎 宾广场三层
North & East China Dong Bei Ren (dōng běi rén) 2F Zhuhua Building, 198 Jingshan Lu (+86 756) 335-1418 东北人 景山路 198号珠华大厦二楼 99 Tian Xiang Restaurant No.42, Shihua LuEast, Jida (+86 756 3370790) 广东珠海吉大石花东路42号 (度假村对面)
Sichuan Bare Head Restaurant 346 Lovers’ Lane South, Jida (+86 756 332-9598) 广东珠海吉大情侣南路346号 Fei Teng Yu Xiang 350 Lovers’ Lane South (+86 756 323-0066) 广东珠海 情侣南路350号
Seafood Shou Zhi Gong Dining Room 53 Lovers’ Lane (+86 756) 337-6918 珠 海情侣中路53号(国会酒店与渔 女之间)
Muslim New Cantonese Muslim 370 Lovers’ Lane South, Jiuzhou Harbour (+86 756 332-8246) 珠海九洲港情侣南 路370号 Ocean Restaurant 1-2B, Block1, Hai Tao Ju, Lovers’ Lane South, Gongbei (+86 756 815-1722) 珠海拱北情侣南 路海涛居第一座1-2B Xinyue Muslim Restaurant 370 Lovers’ Lane South (+86 756 332-8246) 珠海 市情侣南路370号(青蓝山庄北国 食府)- 九洲港新粤穆斯林餐厅
International Dining Belgian Alain’s Belgian Beer Bar & This is South Restaurant China's best — and only — Belgian restaurant. Now open for lunch (with great sandwich specials priced at RMB 30), they're mains include everything from sliced lamb and brown gravy to olive topped pizzas. Excellent selection of Belgian ales from Stella Artois to Chimay. Exudes European ambience with dark wood, soft lighting, a chalk menu and mirrors. 28/7 Hua Jing Xi Yuanshi Hua Dong Lu 58 (Opp Hai Wan Hua Yuan) (+86 756 333-5671) 吉大石 花东路华景西苑28栋7 号商铺 JIDA MAP 1
Fusion Blue Angel Coffee Restaurant (lán tiān shǐ kā fēi) Popular in the evenings with locals, this café style restaurant serves Eastern dishes with Western touches and Western dishes with Eastern touches. They have a selection of local and Western wines and electric dart games. Shuiwantou, Gongbei (+86 756 888-6456) 蓝天使咖啡 珠 海市水湾头 Chatterbox (zhū hǎi yuè cái jiǎ rì jiǔ diàn) Plenty on the menu to chat about here. Open 24-hours, they serve decent Western and Asian dishes at reasonable rates. The décor is decidedly of the coffee shop motif. Perfect for lingering late with a cup a java and the paper. 4F Holiday Inn Zhuhai, 188 Jingshan Lu Jida (+86 756 322-8888) 珠海粤财假日酒店4 楼 珠海市吉大景山路188号
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Rude Their new menu of rude food is catching the attention of the city's smart set — and attracting loyal custoumers from Macau and Hong Kong too. Sumptuous mains from steak to seafood are served with original twists. Its creative cocktails and Thursday night Latin dance parties are other draws. Featuring chill out sofa lounge areas, iron mesh curtains and innovative concrete and steel pipe décor. Service isn't anything like its chic yet cheeky moniker. 1 Lian An Lu, Gongbei (Intersection of Lovers’ Lane South)(+86 756 888-1708) 珠海拱北联安1 路( 情侣南路交界) JIDA MAP 2
Wabou-Restaurant 283-285, Building 1, Block M, Hai Wan Xin Jia Yuan, Lovers’ Lane South (+86 756 886-1130) 广东珠海情侣南路海湾新家园M座 1楼283-285号
Pizza / Delivery Alain’s Belgian Beer Bar & Light-crusted, Restaurant well decked in cheeses and sauces that stand with the finest pizzerias and comfort food bistros in Europe. Indulge in some delicious fries, and try a Chimay or Duvel. 28/7 Hua Jing Xi Yuanshi Hua Dong Lu 58 (Opp Hai Wan Hua Yuan) (+86 756 333-5671) 吉大石花东路华景西苑28栋7 号 商铺 JIDA MAP 1
Indian Indian Kitchen This is the flagship restaurant for the largest chain if Indian restaurants in China. In fact, the company makes its owns special spices from its capital kitchen in Zhuhai. Serving dishes from the four corners of the Indian subcontinent. Curried and seared mains are popular with locals and foreigners alike. Entertainment here features classical and modern Indian dance. The décor invokes the sentiments of India without pandering to cliché. 26-28 Huajing Garden, Shihua Lu East, Jida (+86 756 3345784) 广东珠海吉大石花东路华景 花园(东苑)26-28铺 JIDA MAP 4
Victoria Restaurant 2F, Ridong Square, 49 Lovers’ Lane, Jida (+86 756 323-0909) 珠海吉大情侣中路49号 日东广场2楼
Lucky Iris (jí zhī dǎo) (behind Ryan’s Bar) Delicious pizzas and burgers.The small street behind Jusco (look for the Carlsberg sign). 吉之岛 珠海香 洲凤凰路 Mr Pizza Some of the finest pizzas in Zhuhai. From the simplest margherita to the sublime feta and sun-dried tomato, anything on this menu is certain to satisfy. 27, Under the Fisherman’s Wharf, Jin Ding (+86 756 338-6418) 肯德比萨店 珠海市金鼎 商业城27号
Chitose 5F, Block C, Shan Hai Lou Hotel, Lovers’ Lane South (+86 756 889-8985) 珠海拱北情侣南路(水湾 头)山海楼酒店C座5楼 La Mouton Japanese Cuisine 101 Long Yuan Hai Wan Ya Yuan, 288 Lovers’ Lane South, Gongbei (+86 756 383-6668) 珠海拱北情侣南路 288号龙园海湾雅苑商铺101 雾 都日法料理
Sea Breeze Cafe Harbour View Hotel, 47 Lovers’ Lane Central (+86 756 3322888) 吉大怡景湾大酒店
Happy Tom Pizza Restaurant (kāi xīn tāng mǔ 39yuán bǐ sà zì zhù cān tīng) 63 Jing Shan Lu, Jida (+86 756 333-9159) 开心汤姆39元比萨自助 餐厅 珠海吉大景山路63号
Pele Coffee shop Tong Luowan Department Store, Jida (near KFC) (+86 756 820-3871) 珠海吉大铜锣湾 百货首层中央大厅
Victoria Bar & Grill 49 Lovers’ Lane (+86 756 323-0909) 珠海情侣路49号 日东商业广场-维多利亚西餐厅
Pinocchio Ground Floor, Zhu Nan Hotel, Liangfen Bridge, Yue Hai Lu East, Xiangzhou (+86 756 889-7628) 珠海香洲区粤海东路凉粉桥珠南 酒店首层 木偶葡国餐厅
Peccati di Gola Experience Italian culinary couture at its finest. Run by a pair of passionate Italians, the food here comes with an extra dash of care is up the ante of Zhuhai's dining standards. Original seafood dishes, fresh Bellinis, the dark wood bar and al fresco seating are among the top draws. JIDA MAP 5
1F Lijing Bay Caffe Frappessa Garden, 124 Cuihai Lu (Walking street, at the back of Yangming Plaza) (+86 756 218-1899) 香洲湾仔沙扬名广场 后街(吉之岛后街)
Dynamics Pizza 113#, 21 Jiaoyu Lu Xiangzhou (+86 756 621-6227) 珠 海香洲教育路21号113号铺
Jewel of India One of four Guangdong based family run Indian restaurants, this Jewel's two levels of sandstone hued décor continues to attract a steady stream of locals. From spicy samosas to lovely lentils to fresh rogan-josh, prices are reasonable, averaging in the RMB 50 range per platter. Service is attentive, English speaking and friendly. Entertainment includes airing of Bollywood movies to broadcasts of sports matches, particularly cricket. Popular for family and business parties, as well as catering. 28/1 Hua Jing Xi YuanShi Hua Dong Lu 58 (+86 756 332-1770) 吉大石花东路华景 西苑28 栋1 号商铺 JIDA MAP 3
Lucio Italian Restaurant The open kitchen design and wood-stone oven makes for a friendly and earthy atmosphere. Mediterranean inspired mains, as well as staple pastas and pizzas. 188 Jingshan Lu, Jida (+86 756 322-8888) 珠海吉大景山路188号
Jenny’s Café 2F, 1021 Feng Huang Lu (S), Wan Zai Sha, Xiangzhou (+86 756 217-7550) 珠海香洲湾仔沙 凤凰南路1021号二楼
Pizza Hut Ground floor, Duty-Free Market, Jingshan Lu, Jida (+86 756 337-4793) 吉大景山路国营外币免 税商场首层
Bali Cafe & Restaurant 392 Shuiwan Lu, Jida, Xiangzhou (+86 756 3231568) 珠海香洲吉大水湾路392号 Chatterbox (Yudie Coffee Shop) Serving European and Asian cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open 24 hours, this cozy and yet tastefully designed coffee shop is an ideal place to have excellent meals and to catch up with the latest news and gossip. 4F Holiday Inn Zhuhai, 188 Jingshan Lu Jida (+86 756 322-8888) 珠海粤 财假日酒店4楼 珠海市吉大景山 路188号 Guangdong Hotel, Emma Cafe Yuehua Lu, Gongbei (+86 756 8888128 ext.60112) 珠海粤华路粤海 酒店-纯品咖啡店 1F Hai Jack & Magic Pea Wan Hao Yuan, 225 Shuiwan Lu, Gongbei (+86 756 888-7316) 珠海拱 北水湾路(酒吧街)225号海湾濠苑 一层 JIDA MAP 1 Jane’s Place Huafa New City Business Street, A01, 1 Lu (+86 138 2300-0052) 珠海市珠海大道1号, 华发新城商 业街A01
Zhuhai Deli (hǎi wān guó jì biàn lì diàn) All the culinary treats you've been missing from home! Our favourites: tortilla chips and dips (and any mexican food for that matter!), cheese from around the world, bagels and canned goodies! Room 101, Bldg.1, 231 Shuiwan Lu, Jida (+86 756 818-9979) 海湾国际便利店 吉大水 湾路231号1栋101铺 Zobon Western Executive Lounge Restaurant 33 Lovers’ Lane Central (+86 756 322-0333) 珠海吉大情侣 中路33号
Bars & Nightlife ZhuhaiNights.com The Definitive Guide to Life After Dark INZHUHAI. 88 Bar currently Bar Street's newest 'hot spot' with over 20 plasma TVs, regular live performers and a vibrant atmosphere. JIDA MAP 2 Blarney Stone Irish Pub (zhū hǎi yuè cái jiǎ rì jiǔ diàn) The first Irish Pub in Zhuhai, offering a lively atmosphere and an energetic house band that is sure to entertain. Open: 18:00-2:00 1F Holiday Inn Zhuhai, 188 Jingshan Lu Jida (+86 756) 322-8888 珠海粤财假 日酒店 珠海市吉大景山路188号 JIDA MAP 5 Blue Tone Bar Dong Ya Building, Jiuzhou Ave, Jida (+86 756 333-2046) 珠海市九州大道东亚大厦蓝调 酒吧 Blue Angel Music Bar 219 Shuiwan Lu, Gongbei (+86 756 888-3375) 珠海水 湾路219号 China Live Bar Yuanlin Lu 45, Jida (+86 756 335-2580, 662-1943) 吉 大园林路45号 Cohiba Bar & Grill / China Bar 203-209 Shuiwan Lu, Gongbei (+86 756 889-2444) 珠海拱北水湾路 203-209号 JIDA MAP 3 Come By Bar Shuiwan Lu Bar Street, Gongbei (+86 756 888-2228) 珠海拱 北水湾路酒吧街
F1 Bar Harbour View Hotel, 47 Lovers’ Lane Central (+86 756 332-2888) 吉大 怡景湾大酒店首层 Hollywood Bar D 203-209 Shuiwan Lu, Gongbei (+86 756 889-1931) 珠海拱 北水湾路203-209号D座 LV Club 2F Hai Wan Yan Yuan, Longyan Lovers’ Lane South, Gongbei (+86 756 388-7666) 珠海拱北情侣南路288号 龙园海湾雅园2楼(酒吧街) MTC Bar 201 Long Yuan Hai Wan Ya Yuan, Shuiwan Lu Bar Street, Gongbei (+86 756 383-6866) 珠海拱 北 水湾路 酒吧街 龙园海湾雅苑商 铺201 JIDA MAP 6 Red Bar & Club Shuiwan Lu, Gongbei (+86 756 818-8299) 珠海拱北水湾路 酒吧街225号 Rude Maybe -just maybe - the coolest dance floor in the PRD, with eye candy in abundance and something silky smooth for everybody. Close to bar street, but you’ll forget about bar street. Guinness on tap - happy hour from 5-7pm. 1 Lian An Lu, Gongbei (Intersection of Lovers’ Lane South) (+86 756 8881708) 珠海拱北联安1 路(情侣南 路交界) JIDA MAP 2 Ryan’s Bar What a rush! This tiny bar is flooded with personality and the crazy atmosphere of expat life! The best bar food on the mainland, and Ryan’s utterly mind-blowing gin and tonics make this place base camp for the weekend, loocated on the small street behind Jusco (look for the Carlsberg sign). (+86 138 2412-1280) 珠海香洲凤凰路-吉之岛 Sand's Bar Lovers’ Lane, Jida (opposite the Harbour View Hotel) (+86 756 333-2073) 珠海吉大情侣路(怡景湾 大酒店对面) JIDA MAP 4 Seven Club 203-209H Shuiwan Lu, Gongbei (+86 756 811-3999) 珠海 拱北水湾路酒吧街道办事处203209号H位 Scotland Bar 291 Lovers’ Lane South, Gongbei (+86 756 888-6681) 珠海情 侣南路291号 Sky in Sky Club J 203-209 Shuiwan Lu Bar Street, Gongbei (+86 756 815-8222) 珠海拱北水湾路酒吧街 203-209号J位 The Cellar What a perfect venue! When indulgence is the order of the evening, the Cellar provides the highest quality imported wines and cheeses, and expert advice on which wine to choose. Simply superb. Shui Wan Lu 231 (Shui Wan Tou bus stop), Jida (+86 756 818-1894) 酒 窖 吉大水湾路231号（水湾头 巴士站）御海湾花园1栋102室 JIDA MAP 1 The Old Chinese Junk Located in Tangjia near Zhuhai Golden Gulf Golf Club and the racetrack, this bar, with its open air terrace, delivers beer and atmosphere in abundance. 401 (4th Floor) China Town, Tangjia (+86 756 331-9668) 珠海吉大情侣中路47 号 - 怡景湾大酒店 V Club 388 Ning Xi Lu Ningxi (2 minutes after GLV school) (+86 756 229-9030) 珠海市香洲柠溪路388号 太和商务中心-胜地梦都酒吧
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Penthouse Pod Shop No.825, Guangfa New Village, 1316 Jiuzhou Dadao Dong (+86 756 388-9933) 珠海 九洲大道东1316号广发新村商场 825号铺(云海酒店对面)
Recreation Bowling Zhuhai Holiday Resort Hotel 9 East Shi Hua Lu, Ji Da (+86 756 333-3838) 珠海市吉大石花东路9号 Zhuhai Sports Centre Hongshan Lu, New Xiangzhou (+86 756 261-1366) 珠海市新香洲红山路-珠海市体 育中心
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Fitness Hua Fa Sports Centre Inside Huajing Garden, Shihua East Lu, Jida (+86 756 323-6888) 珠海石花东路-华 发名华会
Golf Golden Gulf Golf (Jinwan Golf) Jinwan Avenue, Golden Coast, Jinwan (western area) (+86 756 763-1888) 珠 海金湾高尔夫球场 International Golf Club Economic Zone, Tangjia Wan (northen area) (+86 756 331-3076) 珠海市唐家湾珠海国际高尔夫俱乐部 Lakewood Golf Club International Circuit, Xiacun, Jinding (northen area) (+86 756) 338-3666 金鼎珠海国际赛 车场高尔夫俱乐部 Orient Golf Huandao Lu North, Hengqin (western area) (+86 756 8688188) 珠海横琴经济开发区环岛北 路一号 - 东方高尔夫球场
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Yoga Lotus Yoga 4th Floor, Jin Se Holiday Hotel, 71 Jinghe Street, Jida ( Behind Harbour View Hotel) (+86 756 332-1277) 吉大景和街71号金色假 日酒店4楼 Xin Ling Yoga Center 1096 FengHuang Bei Lu, 3rd Floor Xiang Zhou, Bus Station: You Zheng Da Xia 邮政大厦巴士站 (+86 756) 225-7792 珠海市香洲凤凰北路 1096 号三 楼, 公交车到邮政大厦下车
Stage & Screen Cinemas Marslake Cinema 284 Ning Xi Lu, Ningxi Culture Square (near GLV school) (+86 756 228-4999) 珠海市柠溪路284号C座(柠溪文化 广场内)-中影火星湖影城
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Gifts & Accessories Crystie Fashion Jewelry 1-C, Lianjun Building, 8 Lian’an Lu, Gongbei (+86 756 889-3733) 珠海拱北联安路 8号联骏大厦1-C
Home Goods Ohyeah Modern Furniture 1B06B-2 Qianshan Shibang International Decoration Plaza (+86 756 850-3864) 珠海市前山世邦 国际装饰广场二号厅1B06B
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Art Galleria Belle Arti 343 Shuiwan Lu, Jida (+86 756 336-7378) 广东珠 海吉大水湾路343号 No.18 Gallery (zhū hǎi yì shù zhōng xīn) 18 Tonghua Lu, New Xiangzhou (+86 756 615-0000) 珠海艺术中心 珠海市新香洲同华路18号
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Electronics Wan Zai Sha PC Market Wanzaisha, Xiangzhou 珠海湾仔沙电脑城
Fashions Gongbei Underground Mall Under Gongbei customs 珠海市拱北口岸 地下商业广场 Moi Department Store 301 Zijing Lu, Xiangzhou (+86 756 212-3709) 珠海 市香洲区紫荆路301号 Vanguard Shopping Centre Ying Bin Ave, Gongbei 珠海市拱北迎宾南路 珠海国际大厦-万佳百货
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Sporting Goods 392 Golf Equipment & Service Block B of Shihua Marketplace, Jida (+86 756 618-1868) 珠海吉大石花新村商场 首层B座 Bright-Bay Golf Service 368, Shuiwan Lu, Jida (+86 756 336-6121) 珠海吉 大水湾路368号南油高尔夫俱乐 部专卖店
Language Schools Art Training Center 18 Tonghua Lu, New Xiangzhou (+86 756 850-2422) 珠海市新香洲同华路18号 - 珠海 市艺术中心 Gateway Language Village Box 935 NingXi (+86 756 231-9666) 珠海市柠 溪文化广场平和国际语言村 POPO Tang Rm 202, Bldg. 7 Nanxiangli 1 Lu, Xiangzhou (Next to Nanxiangli Bus Stop) (+ 86 756 228-7088) 珠海 市香洲南香里1街7座202室(南香 里巴士站侧)-泡泡堂婴儿游泳馆
International Schools ZIS Zhuhai International School (zhū hǎi guó jì xué xiào) Fully qualified western teaching staff providing a comprehensive internationally recognised curriculum for expatriate students. Located on Qi Ao Island the school offers education from Nursery to Year 12 including boarding. In addition the school offers a Chinese program to cater for first and second language Chinese speakers. Qi Ao Island, Tang Jia Wan (+86 756 332-0016 / 3315580 / 137 2703 0105) website: www. zischina.com email: zis@zischina. com 珠海国际学校 中国珠海唐 家湾淇澳岛
Sunshine Golf Shop 365-367, Shuiwan Lu, Jida (+86 756 336-9569) 珠海吉大 水湾路365-367
Zhuhai Jiafu Golf No.133, Mingzhu Lu (+86 756) 383-9711 珠海市明珠北 路133号
Liu He Dentist Clinic 345 Ningxi Lu, Xiangzhou (+86 756 381-3666) 珠海 市香洲柠溪路345号(柠溪市场对 面)-柠溪六和口腔医院
Education Kindergartens Dongfang Kindergarten Ji Lin Building, Lianhuashan, Jida (+86 756 335-4143) 珠海吉大莲花山小区(新 昌安酒店后) Phoenix American English Kindergarten Phoenix Garden, 1088 Fenghuang Lu North, Xiangzhou (+86 756 212-7818) 珠海市凤凰北路 1088号凤凰花园内
Gongbei Animal Hospital 2111 Yingbin Lu South, Gongbei (+86 756 818-9193) 拱北迎宾南路2111号(龙 城花园一楼5号铺)
TPR American English School 1022 Fenghuang Lu South, Xiangzhou (+86 756 221-4900) 珠海市香洲区 凤凰南路1022号,美国TPR英语 专修学校
Hairdressers Ming Jian Hairdresser 281 Hai Wan Xin Jia Yuan, Lover’s Lane, Gongbei (+86 756 888-5975) 珠海情 侣南路海湾新家园地铺281号名剪 New Li Hua Beauty And Hair Salon 234 Shuiwan Lu, Gongbei (+86 756 811-9644) 珠海拱北水湾路234 号地下
Medical International Travel Healthcare Center 133 Qiaoguang Lu, Gongbei (+86 756 889-7415) 珠海拱北侨光 路133号 - 珠海国际旅行卫生 保健中心
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Zhongshan University Fifth Affiliated Hospital Mei Hua East Lu, New Xiangzhou (+86 756 252-8171) 珠海 新香洲梅华东路-中山大学附属 第五医院
Royal Perfectking Music 449 Baihe Garden, Gangchang Lu Gongbei (+86 756) 388-6969 珠海市拱北港昌 路449号百合花园二期17幢 Sunferia Training School 15F Cuiwei Jiuzhu building (+86 756 853-4821) 珠海前山翠微酒珠大厦15层
People’s Hospital of Zhuhai 79 Kang Ling Lu, Xiangzhou (+86 756 2222569) Emergency: (+86 756) 222-2571 珠海市康宁路79号-珠海市人 民医院
Animal Hospital 479 Meihua Rd E, Xiangzhou (+86 756 251-1807) 香 洲梅华东路479号(香洲交警大 队对面)
Master Golf Tour & Services 363, Shui Wan Lu, Jida (+86 756 335-8822) 珠海 市吉大区水湾路363号
Parilion Fashion 1F, Nanhai Oil Hotel (+86 756 332-3406) 珠海南油 大酒店玻璃楼一楼
Medical Consultancy (+86 133 1895 8091) 珠海市吉大景
Royal Education 7F Ming Men Dasha, Ying Bin Ave, Gongbei (+86 137 2700-3947) 珠海拱北迎宾路名门 大厦七楼
QSI International School 2 Longxing Street #105 Gongbei (+86 756 815 6134) 珠海拱北隆兴街
Zhuhai Sunwik Golf Products 5/F, Torita Commercial Center, Jing Shan Rd, Jida (+86 756 333-9487) 珠海市吉 大景山路东大商业中心502
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Travel China Travel Service Gongbei 2F Overseas Chinese Hotel, Yingbin Lu, Gongbei (+86 756 889-9228) 珠海拱 北迎宾大道华侨宾馆二楼 - 拱北 口岸中旅社 Tourist Co, Ltd 1028 Yuehai Lu East, Gongbei (+86 756 815-5222) 珠海市 粤海东路1028号
Massage Harbour View World Massage Centre 259, 2F of Rihua Plaza, South of Lovers’ Lane, Gongbei (+86 756 8183888 / 818-3288) 珠海拱北情侣南路 日华广场二楼 Ren Lai Health Massage Chang Ping Lu, Chun Ze Ming Yuan, Xiawan (+86 756 813-8633) 珠海夏湾 春 泽名园 汇金商业街2楼 - 仁来 保健按摩 Zhiheng Massage Center 126 Nanxia Fengze Yuan Residential Area Pedestrian Street, Xiangzhou (one block back of Nanken (+86 756 213-3288) 香洲南厦丰泽园商业步 行街126号
Community Associations Zhuhai International Association (ZIA) New to Zhuhai? ZIA organise regular community activities and much more. For more information, please contact Rosemarie (138 2306-0667)
Play an Instrument? Come down to Live Bar! Sing a song, tell a joke, recite a poem, play guitar, or listen to others. No cover, open to all, and 10 kuai pints!
Job Market Jobs Available Writers and Photographers INZHUHAI magazine is looking for writers and photographers interested in presenting the city (or other interesting subjects) in all their glory. Modest compensation available; do it for love! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. InZhuhai magazine is seeking sales assistants. Must speak fluent Mandarin and have comfortable command of English. Minimum two years sales experience required. Must already live in Zhuhai. E-mail enquiries to: info@myredstar. com
Jobs Wanted Local Purchasing Manager Bilingual trading agent available to assist you in China purchasing, including product search, trip accommodations, translation, etc. Call Pingping at 137 0233 0987
Personals Freelance graphic designer wanted to work on a part-time basis, designing advertisements for English-language magazine, page layouts and so on, using Photoshop and InDesign. Contact email@example.com Looking for Poker I will be moving into zhuhai from HK, and was wondering if there are any poker get-togethers in ZH? Not really looking for high stakes, just something “friendly” and fun. Hold’em will be great but dealer’s choice is fine too. Find modern romance or just friends with InZhuhai’s personals. We’re building our love and people list and are eager to hear from you.To list for free e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Experience the DJ Gotama effect. From Brussels to Beijing, DJ Gotama offers his special Goa trance theme parties for clubs or private gatherings. He spins often in Beijing and is now expanding into the Pearl River Delta. For more details: samhanssens@ gmail.com
Language Exchange Private Chinese language tutor Charlie, has the right tones for you. Prices negotiable. E-mail: email@example.com Chinese Lessons Private Chinese Classes Private students can decide what they want to study. One to one tuition, one lesson lasts 90mins. Each course lasts 10 lessons, 1200 RMB + transportation
Zhuhai International Association (ZIA) 2nd floor, Harbour View Hotel, Jida, Zhuhai, China 珠海吉大怡景湾大酒店二楼 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mission Statement ZIA is a non-profit association of foreigners living in or visiting Zhuhai. ZIA will provide the Expatriate community with useful information about Zhuhai, giving people a better chance to experience and appreciate the environment they live in. ZIA will help people wishing to organize social, cultural or sporting events. ZIA will help to contribute to the development of Zhuhai by supporting local charities. Hours Our office is open: every Tuesday from 18:00 until 20:00 and every Wednesday from 10:30am till 12:30am. Latest News & Events To find out about our latest news and upcoming events, please check our blog on www.expat9.com.
ZIA Social Events ZIA Coffee Morning Every Wednesday! Everybody is welcome! For more information, please contact Rosemarie (138 2306-0667) ZIA Mah Jong Date:2007-07-02 Every Monday! Everybody is welcome! For more information, please contact Rosemarie (138 2306-0667)
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Piano Teacher American Piano Teacher with over 30 years experience. Trained in New York City, I teach basic musical and pianistic competency, concentrating on the Classics--Bach, Beethoven,Chopin,etc. I also teach theory. For further information please call 136 7600-7867.
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Jewel of India Zhuhai’s Best Indian Restaurant Serving Authentic North Indian Food Excellent rogan-josh, chicken tikka and more
Jewel of India Zhuhai is part of a family chain of restaurants in the Pearl River Delta with locations in Guangzhou, Dongguan and Foshan.
After a lazy morning recovering from the night before - Rude Bar's 1 Year Anniversary Party and then on to MTC for my regular exercise - I caught the 4pm ferry to renew my visa amidst the latest adjustments in light of tightened security during the Olympics. But the lazy morning wasn't the only reason I was catching this particular ferry. I was sat with Cookie and JP da Mindscratcher - the two DJs from Rude's party the night before. JP da Mindscratcher JP - a Hong Kong Selectah (Full-time DJ) with 8 years experience down in Melbourne (which he credits a lot of his passion for music) - holds residency at Rude every week travelling across from Hong Kong to light the Zhuhai air-waves every Thursday (Latin Dance Night), Friday (Mash-up Night) and Saturday (JP favourites - House!). JP uses his Mac Book, running Rane Serato Scratch Live. You can also find JP on Wednesday nights at Lotus Bar in Hong Kong for a Mash-up style session, or contact him via Magnetic Soul (see below). Cookie Originally from Oklahoma, USA, the man known only as 'Cookie' has a calm and quiet manner about him that people can only be drawn to - something that comes in particularly useful when he, JP and 6 local Hong Kong DJ/Producers/PR Professionals are running their conglomerate - Magnetic Soul (more on that later!) He can often be found at Yumla - home to Hong Kong's finest music policy and an all-round ideal venue for music lovers. Cookie found himself in Zhuhai for the first time this weekend to take the guest spot for Rude's 1 Year Anniversary. Making a career in Technology Management and Consultancy, Cookie is a Drum n Bass man to the core. Playing a particularly British sound at the Rude party, it is clear that the Hong Kong-led UK sound has influenced him. Drum n Bass - a genre of music with extremely strong roots in England - is making a growing mark on the Hong Kong skyline, with Cookie running through some of the names of the Superstar DJs their promotions company has invited over to play to capacity crowds in Hong Kong. Magnetic Soul Previously, DJs have traveled from Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Shanghai, Beijing and the UK to perform at Magnetic Soul Events. They are keen to find out if Zhuhai has got a taste for Drum n Bass, and if they should find out more about making in-roads into China. The group was founded by Cookie in late spring of 2005 upon arriving in Hong Kong and meeting local talented DJs Kay C, JP Lui, and their close friends Ah Fai, Foxy, and Katie Luk - who were looking for an outlet to perpetuate Drum n Bass in Hong Kong.
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This quickly evolved into a dynamic a group of avid Drum n Bass fans with diverse professional backgrounds. Their individual talents as DJs and music promoters are only enhanced by their ability to interact and perform together, a symbiosis that's evident when you see them live. Beyond music, they're into graphic design, media relations, web development and sound engineering, among many other things. Visit www.MagneticSoul.co.uk and www.ZhuhaiNights.com for more.
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With a little help from iTunes Viva La Vida(or Death and All His Friends) is Coldplay’s eagerly awaited follow up album to 2005’s X&Y. The album has been available to download free over the weekend of its release and thanks to an iTunes commercial featuring the band, their new single of the same name has already registered a staggering 219,000 digital sales. Although the album has had mixed reviews, there is no doubt that Coldplay have masterminded a successful commercial comeback with the single storming into the US charts at number 3.
during the first week it was downloaded an amazing two million times
Their single ‘Speed of Sound’ charted at 8 in the States last year and so it would be foolish to think Coldplay have peaked there, with more single releases to come later this year. X&Y has already sold 10m copies worldwide and was the highest selling album of 2005. In the UK the band released their first single from the album, ‘Violet Hill’, last month, also making it available to download free from their website. During the first week it was downloaded an amazing 2m times, enough to outsell the UK Top 40 chart four times over. The song eventually reached number 8 when made available for sale.
- The album was named after a painting by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. - Chris Martin has revealed that a song collaboration with Kylie Minogue was left off the album because they felt it was too hot. "At this point we cannot be that sexy," he said, referring to why the track didn't make the cut for the new album. "It's a song called 'Lunar' and Kylie is particularly brilliant on it. "It will be on a record we will put out in 2009, some time at the end of next year. It will be track nine, I imagine."
Album tracklisting: Life In Technicolor Cemeteries Of London Lost! 42 Lovers In Japan/Reign Of Love Yes Viva La Vida Violet Hill Strawberry Swing Death And All His Friends
Directed by Jon Favreau Faced with turning a second-tier comic character into The Next Big Summer Franchise, Marvel Studios threw caution to the wind and handed Iron Man to slightly idiosyncratic actor-turned-director Jon Favreau (Made, Zathura) and more-than-slightly idiosyncratic actor-turnedinsurance risk Robert Downey Jr. The latter decision pays out big dividends: Downey's addled Tony Stark/Iron Man, mumbling or spitting out his dialogue as if he has a million better things to do with his time, is the oddest movie superhero since Michael Keaton suited up as Batman - a casting choice that, like Downey, seemed far riskier at the time than it does in retrospect. Barring the requisite CG-aided action scenes (which blow up nicely, in case you were wondering), much of the script functions as a clothesline for Downey's improvisations. What plot there is has weapons magnate Tony Stark discovering his company's output in the hands of murderous insurgents (as opposed to the alwaysbenevolent U.S. military) and using his sleek, flight-capable body armor to clean up the mess. The film's ostensibly multinational (but suspiciously Arabic-looking) terrorists are basically a retrofit of the comic's Cold War-era commie hordes, although the major baddie is a rogue element within Stark's own company (Jeff Bridges), who has no truck with his boss' newfound humanitarianism -- which is about as subversive as things get outside Downey's own performance. Alas, the freedom to improvise doesn't seem to have extended to Bridges, who's finally reduced to mouthing the usual supervillain clichés ("Nothing is going to stand in my way!"). But the star elevates the material above cash-in status, even if the whole thing is inevitably a setup for sequels to come -- complete with a post-credits tease for Marvel's 2011 summer tentpole. Whether Downey can keep the shtick going through Iron ManXXXVII is, of course, an open question.
And the Spring Comes Directed by Gu Changwei
The Bank Job
Directed by Roger Donaldson
The bitter, fatalistic irony that characterised the early work of China's "Fifth Generation" filmmakers has, in recent years, been largely subsumed in spectacle and sentimentality. Not that Gu Changwei seems to have noticed -- a major Fifth Generation figure himself (he served as cinematographer on Red Sorghum and Farewell My Concubine, among others), he moved into directing with 2005's Peacock, a relatively unromanticized 1970s family saga.
You've seen him driving cars really, really fast. You've seen him hopped up on amphetamines doing his best to avoid relaxation. You may have seen him battling medieval dungeon monsters last year (and probably wish you hadn't). But Jason Statham's ballooning resume of big budget action flicks has its roots in bungled heists and stolen heirlooms, beginning with Guy Ritchie's legendary Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels in 1998.
And the Spring Comes isn't a sequel, although it has the same screenwriter (Li Qiang), takes its title from Peacock's closing narration, and shares the earlier film's focus on hapless dreamers in dreary circumstances. Here it's Wang Cailing (Jiang Wenli), a talented singer cursed with galloping acne and an unprepossessing figure. A classic big fish in a small pond, Wang teaches in a gray industrial burg but longs to make it big in Western-style opera, talking up her imaginary 'contacts' in Beijing and momentarily bonding with an assortment of like-minded fantasists.
In The Bank Job, Statham's leads a stylish cast of shady characters in 1970s tones and apparel. Statham plays Terry, a chop-shop owner with unmanageable debts and a dodgy past. An acquaintance comes to him with a proposition for an unmissable job concerning hundreds of safe deposit boxes and the potential for untold millions in booty. Terry cobbles together a team and sets the play in motion, careful to cover all his tracks and stay well below police radars. What he doesn't realise, though, is that he will be breaking into the vault on behalf of the Crown, and that his success is being looked after by a slicker, shadier team of government agents.
Set in the 1990s, the film vaguely posits Wang as a victim of economic circumstance, doomed to obscurity by a talent market more interested in salability than skill. But Wang's attitude towards her less-remarkable townsfolk vacillates between haughty contempt and a naive refusal to form attachments (figuring she'll just move to Beijing anyway). What could've been fine psychological shading feels more like hedging, as relationships that might help clarify matters (like her tutoring sessions with a gregarious but basically untalented laborer) are carefully elided - a deliberate reprise of Peacock's episodic structure. Gu and Li don't hold the audience's hand, but they offer little else to hold onto beyond the spectacle of Wang's self-martyring tendencies, even as she systematically rejects (and condemns) the pity of others. So, then - spectacle and sentimentality, after all.
Sound too good to be true? In fact, the thing that is so engaging about the premise is that the film is a 'best guess' at reconstructing the circumstances around a mysterious bank heist that actually took place. Writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais (collaborators on British comedy classics The Likely Lads and Porridge) have done a great job building a plot that stays within the bounds of plausibility, following the record of enticing historical breadcrumbs wherever they are to be found, and fleshing out the film with a comfortable degree of speculation. Unfortunately, they've economised character development and dialogue beyond the level of related pictures like Ocean's 11 and The Italian Job. Still, Donaldson has put together a fun piece of intrigue, and the film is executed cleanly even if the plan is not.
-Josh Martin With the spectacular collapse of the US housing market and the global economy presumably on track towards a glorious Mad Max-like future, now is as good a time as any to remember Japan's late-'80s boom, when the Nikkei flirted with 40,000 points (compared to 15,000 today) and prime Tokyo real estate could fetch more than US$1 million per square metre. The bubble burst in the early '90s, plunging the nation into its longest post-war recession and kicking off what more hyperbolic types have dubbed 'The Lost Decade'.
An energetic time-travel comedy, Bubble Fiction: Boom or Bust sends a contemporary inventor to 1990 (via a modified washing machine) to stop the collapse before it begins. When she goes missing, the assignment passes to her saccharinesweet daughter (Ryoko Hirosue), leading to predictable but good-natured culture-clash scenarios - cell phones versus pagers, baggy pants versus form-fitting dresses, short hair versus bushy eyebrows, etc.
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Bubble Fiction: Boom or Bust
Directed by Yasuo Baba
Much of this might bypass non-Japanese viewers, but the comic exaggerations travel well; in this recreation of the boom economy, men give diamond jewelry to women they've just met and taxis are flagged down with ¥10,000 bills. But the climax is a farce too far (devolving into yet another pastiche/ripoff of Temple of Doom's opening scene) and the satire is toothless and inoffensive, ultimately blaming the recession on a fanciful conspiracy that effectively lets everyone off the hook. Finally, the last-minute condemnation of bubble-era excess - familiar pieties like "hard work is the true path to success" and "good times never last forever" - seems hypocritical after all the light-hearted fun and games, particularly when the epilogue rolls around and makes nonsense of the latter argument. Torn between rose-tinted nostalgia and earnest -Josh Martin moralism, Bubble Fiction never coalesces and feels as ephemeral as the age it recalls.
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Published on Jun 16, 2009
Published on Jun 16, 2009
This issue opens with a special on the Southeast Asian property market. This is followed by a feature on the vacation hot spot, Hainan. Fina...