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06 City Periscope News from Qingdao and beyond 08 Entertainment Channels Lao Sun, champion of live music

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10 PB33 MAX 08 rockers release bold new album 12 Living and Dieting Make your New Year's fantasy come true 16 Baijiu Exploring China's highest spirits 18 Rhinestone Cowboys Fashion jewelry shines in Qingdao 32 Qingdao 3D Map 33 Qingdao directory Central Business District (CBD) Map Hong Kong Garden (HKG) Map Huangdao Map (HGD) Complete Qingdao Listings


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New yearpartyanimals Weak (isn't weak) Ox — China How will you celebrate Chinese New Year? Fireworks everywhere to wake everybody up, to let all the city know that New Year's coming (of course with friends and family). By the way, it's my year - Ox year!! Wooooooh, I should wear red underwear and socks. What are your favourite winter activities? Well, I'd like to play games with friends and I want to travel to the northeast to see the world with ice and snow.

Mika Tiger — China

Sunny Rabbit — China

Do you have any New Year's resolutions? I'll graduate from university in 2009, so the first thing is to find a job. If I have spare time, I would like to continue to study Korean and Japanese. I think these two languages are useful in Qingdao. How about New Year travel plans? Maybe I'll travel to the south of China, places such as Shanghai, Yunnan and Hongkong, to go shopping and take pics.

What does Chinese New Year mean to you? Holidays, delicious food, and Ya Sui Qian. Do you embody the characteristics of your Chinese sign? I'm a Rabbit! What characteristics does a rabbit have? Yeah, I'm pure rabbit, with all good wishes to make life happy.

The Tale of the Rat How now, brown cow?


One lunar year ago, REDSTAR passed on expert predictions that the Year of the Rat would provide great opportunities to those bold individuals who would seek them out, and reward those who met challenges head on. At the risk of lending too much credence to a tenuous link (see Hundred Schools, p 26)...

cows are best known for their ability to eat grass and make milk

Few could have imagined what a tumultuous year it would be, from the devastation of cities and villages in Sichuan province to the collapse of international markets, from the multitude of roadblocks that China faced before the Olympics to the extraordinary impact of that event on hearts and minds around the world. Qingdao's quick, massive response to a freakish algae bloom in July was a great example of an obstacle overcome through hard work. By contrast, the initial cover-up of the melamine scandal allowed the problem to spread around the world, further damaging the reputation of Chinese exports abroad.

The Year of the Brown Cow

A wiser man than myself once said - the tea leaves don't tell you as much when you've finished the cup, but at least you know what they taste like. The Year of the Rat presented awesome obstacles and tectonic shifts, opportunities to learn and grow... and here we are again.

Astrologers relate the brown earthiness of this zodiac cycle's Cow to stability underfoot; some look forward to a resolution in global real estate markets, and others wonder what portends for territorial disputes between and within countries. Turning to the Cows in our lives: they are best known for their ability to 'eat grass and make milk', patiently turning a less-than-ideal situation into something that is workable (if not wonderful). They don't speak much, but when they do it is forcefully and eloquently. Cows strive to provide a stable home for their families, and can come across as methodical at the expense of recognisable passion. They are wary of new fashions and trends, a quality which their friends appreciate but which can come across as stubbornness.

They're relaxed when they feel secure, but sometimes feel the need to take on the world's problems. Sometimes this compulsion joins with their methodical nature to put them in positions where they have power to make change. Margaret Thatcher is a Cow, as was Princess Diana. So are Jeff Bridges, Richard Gere and Napoleon. From all of us at REDSTAR, have a wonderful and prosperous New Year!



Jiaozhou clean-up China will pump $105.8m (including a $45m loan from the Asian Development Bank) into a massive clean-up operation around Jiaozhou Bay, the 350km² body of water enclosed by Qingdao and Huangdao peninsulas. Jiaozhou Bay is the sought-after natural harbour that caused European nations to covet Qingdao at the start of the last century, and the reason why Qingdao has recently entered the top ten most important port cities worldwide. It is also an important marine ecosystem, a breeding ground for many fish and a stopover point for migrating birds. The money will be levered into organisations that focus on improving sewer systems and upgrading flood management and drainage facilities. Jiaozhou Bay's wetlands have diminished by around 30% since the 1950s, as a result of increased population and economic success, and contamination as a result of waste dumping is considered a "Serious public health hazard" according to the ADB. Residents in 10 provinces can now purchase certain white goods and communications equipment with a 13% subsidy, a move the Ministry of Finance hopes will spur domestic demand, as well as spreading the benefits of increased communication and knowledge that technology allows. This will include Shandong Province, which was among the four provinces to receive the subsidies when they were first enacted in December 2007.

Tesco to open in Qingdao The world's third largest retailer of produce and home supplies announced its plans for a superstore in Shandong's sailing capital, to open in 2010. Doug Cochrane, VP of Operation Management at Tesco China, made the announcement at the Shandong Investment Fair in Jinan last month. The superstore will be situated in Sifang district, north of the CBD, and occupy an area of 100,000m². Tesco is investing around RMB500 million in this store, which will also feature entertainment venues and restaurants. The multinational, which in 2007 declared its intention of opening 10 stores a year in China, is predicted to take Carrefour's second-place spot by 2012, as a result of a massive expansion into India and China. A Qingdao store is long overdue, considering Tesco's other operations in China and greater Asia. Korea is its biggest market outside of the UK, and stores exist all over provinces such as Guangdong, Fujian and Liaoning. One store in Dandong was the focus of a recent Telegraph article, by Sylvie Arnaud, identifying it as a regular stop for border-crossing North Koreans, who return to sell the produce on the black market. Extra retail - Lotte Mart The South Korean supermarket have signed a contract with Yantai Xinqiao Group to construct a $30m store in Yantai. The company plans to open its first Qingdao store in March 2009.

Technology subsidies The government recently expanded a subsidy system that offers discounts to rural residents and farmers purchasing electronic equipment. The campaign aims to sell 480m units including TV sets, refrigerators, washing machines, computers and mobile phones, worth a total of 920b元 by November 2012.

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The program lists maximum prices that certain goods can fetch - 2,000元 for a colour TV set, 2,500元 for a refrigerator and 1,000元 for a mobile phone. The campaign has been described by officials as an active fiscal policy designed to encourage domestic consumption as the economy slows down.

YORK, USA, and our five lucky winners, in no particular order are Jim Reiss, Simon Tovey, Carla Vassmer, Gwenaelle Croix and Micheal Peddle. Thanks to all who entered and gave feedback on Pocket Qingdao! Your opinions are being sent to the State Board of Competition and Feedback Review to ascertain genuinity and will be acted upon in the following decade. Winners can pick up their prizes at the RS office on weekdays, from 9 to 5 or call 8388-2269 to arrange a time at their convenience.


Taiwan and the mainland increase links December 15 was a big day in crossstrait relationships. Evergreen Marine's container ship, Uni-Adroit, traversed the first direct route between the ideologically-segregated territories in 59 years, heralding the beginning of potentially limitless trading possibilities.

Rock n' roll in China Qingdao-based libertines and video documentarians In Deep Films have just released their exploration of Beijing's seedy rock n' roll underbelly, a straight-toyoutube release that'll have you clamouring for the tissues and sick bags in equal measure. The short film traces the journey of England's Playmaker and Qingdao's The Dama Llamas as they cross paths in Dos Kolegas, a riotous, dishevelled bar and incubator of the capital's vibrant punk scene,

before returning to Qingdao with eight more bands in tow for annual music and arts extravaganza, MAX 08. The movie includes interviews with Pierra A Blanc, manager of Yu Gong Yi Shan, Beijing's premier alternative music venue, and Matt Kagler, founder of Tag Team Records, who do their level best under considerable inebriation to express what it is that will make Beijing one of the world's alternative music hotspots in the coming years. Check it out at

The vessel departed from Kaohsiung and arrived at Tianjin New Port soon after, before sailing on to Dalian and Qingdao. Uni-Adroit is one of at least five other vessels that have begun making the historic passage. Previously, trade between Taiwan and the mainland was required to pass through the tiny port of Ishigaki, Japan. In addition between 15 December and 28 March, Air China will be offering four additional direct flights from the cities of Tianjin, Hangzhou, Chengdu and Chongqing. Talks ending on November 4 between officials Chen Yunlin (China) and Chiang Pinkung (Taiwan) declared that eventually, 21 mainland cities would offer direct flights to Taiwan, from 5 at the time of deliberation. Other topics discussed included cooperation on food safety issues and increasing postal links.

Miss Asia 2008 Miss Asia 2008 went to Eunis Yao 姚佳雯, a 23-year old masters student from Hong Kong. The simply stunning sexbomb is a veteran of the beauty pageant scene and took not only the top prize, but also won Perfect Figure 2008, and adorned in nothing but the skimpiest bikini had (at least) half the audience hot under the collar. First runner-up went to Belinda Yan 颜子菲 - who also took Ms. Photogenic 2008 - and third place went to 19-year old Taiwanese temptress Lene Lai 赖琳恩. Eunis took 137,610 votes to Belinda's 129,416 in this, the first time Ms. Asia was decided by popular vote. Enough talk, now look at the photographs!

The sudden improvement in business relationships between the two territories is due to the deteriorating Taiwanese economy and the election of a new President, Ma Yingjeou. Historically reliant on trade with the US, Taiwan's economy has been slipping continuously, and the recent financial meltdown is viewed as the final nail in the coffin. Ma, unlike his predecessor Chen Shuibian, is progressive, and views improved relations with the big neighbour to the west as fundamental to the financial and military security of both entities.

Sources - BBC, IHT, The Telegraph, Journal of Commerce, Reuters, Forbes,, Xinhua

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Neil Bhullar photos © Live Bar

The creator of music scenes in Zhuhai and Shanghai

Live Bar - one of China's best live music assets was started the best part of a decade ago, in an environment that isn't known for generating a culture of creative, independent musicians. Lao Sun is the bar chain’s enigmatic and imaginative founder which has proved hugely successful in bringing China’s vibrant underground to thousands of appreciative ears in the south China cities of Shanghai and Zhuhai. REDSTAR caught up with him in Qingdao to talk about his hopes, passions and brushes with the authorities...

Getting To Know You Who are you? Lao Sun, 37 years old, former drummer and founder of Xian Chang Ba, aka Live Bar. I lived in Zhuhai for more than 10 years. Why? Because it’s a very beautiful place. Zhuhai for business? Not so much, mostly because of the clean environment, it almost looks like another country. From? Jiangsu. Music in Zhuhai? A little, but the best thing about the bar is that it allows China’s best bands to come through on tour, and give the scene there a bit of a boost.

in comparison to recordings, you feel live music so much more Where are you right now? Right now I’m living in Qingdao with my girlfriend. Do you plan to start a Live Bar in Qingdao? I’d love to, though money is an issue. Hopefully, if I can find a place.

In Perspective When you first arrived in Zhuhai what did you do? First of all I was playing covers in a band in a hotel in Zhuhai. After six years, I’d saved up enough money to open the first live bar. It was situated under a hotel which was also a government building. That live bar didn’t last too long, they shut it down within two years because of all the strange-looking people coming in. By 2003 I was going to Shanghai regularly. I noticed that everybody was running around in pursuit of money, and figured that I could create another Live Bar that might, at least in part, bring some of China’s best young bands to the city, giving people a diversion from their rat races!

Why start these bars? Well, like I said, I think there was a need for it in Shanghai. And of course, my passion for music. But mostly, it’s for the young bands in China. Giving them a place to perform is my most overarching desire, because this is as important as having the bands in the first place - If there’s nowhere for them to play, there won’t be any music scene. What’s the goal of your bars? I want to build a brand of performance bars across China, at least that is my long-term goal, but realistically I just hope we can stay open! It’s tough business right now. I emphasise the word ‘live’, because I think that’s important in China. Other countries have huge networks of touring musicians and venues that work together to bring the music to an appreciative audience. And in comparison to recordings, you feel live music so much more. What would you like to bring to the audience? I just want to give the audience what they need and what they want. To make people feel relaxed and excited through the music. Lots of our audience are newcomers to live music, and I want them to feel electrified by the atmosphere.


Our equipment is not generally as sophisticated as say, Mao Livehouse in Beijing, but I’m going for a grittier, more downplayed live music experience.

The Scene How has China’s music scene evolved recently? During the last 2-3 years, the bands and music have developed a lot. Every city has a handful of bands, but now they are able to communicate better, there are more good venues making it easier for bands to go on tour. Can you mention some of those other bars? In Shanghai there’s Yu Yin Tang, which was started by a group of guys who were inspired by the rapturous response to a Suede gig in Shanghai in 2004. They started earning money by organising gigs for other bands. Wuhan has VOX and there’s Little Bar in Chengdu. All have great sound systems, and they get some good bands going through. In some cases though, they are not only bars. They often arrange and promote concerts, especially Little Bar in Chengdu, who almost play the role of a record label or tour organiser. Of course, it would be amazing if every city had a bar like Live Bar, so the network of musicians and bands in China could grow and reach a larger audience.

One of the major problems with this type of music in China is that there is very little market for independent music - and no support either, which is why such a vibrant scene is getting to such a small audience. Are there any solutions to this? That’s right, our main media in China doesn’t help this kind of music, they only try to publicise mass culture. The best way to let people know about what’s going on is through the media, but that’s locked up promoting rubbish. I hope someone can change what the media is offering. Also, live music, live bars, performances and venues can only influence a little at a time. They can only offer music to the people who are actually there, and maybe through word of mouth, the audiences will grow a little bit. We need advertising and people to be open minded and curious to bring this scene to a wider audience. The internet though, is providing such a great resource for getting the word out in China, not just for music but also so many other forms of art and entertainment that the mainstream media will not mention. And of course, having these venues does create a sense of community among the fans and musicians. The venues are almost as important as the bands that are playing there.

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PB33 Disco Boys & Girls Night Out Who's wearing the green hat 谁穿绿帽子? 绿帽子 lv maozi - Green Hat - sl. item of clothing said to be worn by a man after his wife has cheated on him.

MAX 08 came alive last year when this sexed-up troupe of twenty-something shuai ge tore up the stage. I remember first of all Ge Rui's drumming; so accurate, captivating the crowd. Frontman and writer Liu Ao gripped the microphone between bursts of explosive, distorted guitar all the while backed up by line upon line of synth melody this was raw, vitriolic powerpunk, something I didn't know existed in China then, in my third month. I guess I've become some kind of groupie since then, catching them in venues all over Beijing, at every possible opportunity. They've just stepped out of the studio after 4 months of recording, and their EP Disco Boys & Girls Night Out sums them up perfectly. Laced with sordid reference to torrid teenage tribulation, the electro-punk opus is creatively crafted, as one would expect from a quartet that cut their stripes at China's Recording Art College, Communication Uni. Opening with an eerie

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techno number, lackadaisically entitled intro, and focussing on perfect parties with drunken girls, we go through bie bang wo 别帮我 - a sharp word in the ear of over-possessive girlfriends before track 3, kan hao ni de niu 看好你的妞 roughly translated, 'Your girl looks good,' a track about the glint in the eye of the guy on stage, "You're nodding together with me, that guy besides you looks really unhappy," sings Liu. The sexy and sinful electro punk keeps on going, but there are moments of sensitivity; the TV machine dianshi ji 电视机 is an upbeat song with wretched lyrics of entrapment, boredom and alienation. The album goes out with a bang; Green Hat lv maozi 绿帽子, a rapturous libretto about PB33's (and their fans') rife infidelity. This is not your typically timid Chinese popcraft, it's an altogether more sordid and debauched affair. PB33's new album, Disco Boys & Girls Night Out is available from RS for 30元, and Lv Maozi is available for free download at www.redstarpocket. com/downloads/

Qingdao's Record Metal Haul December 13, and Qingdao's own rock n' roll scene reared a devil-horned head and put fingers 1 and 4 in the air at REDSTAR Live, Battle Of The Bands. In a record attendance, grindcore Disintegration, Evanescence-esque Black and Victorious War were among 10 acts that shook C100 to its concrete core. Special thanks to Rolling Stone Music in Taidong.

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Living and Dieting You really can have it all

Eric Blocher and Filip Wojtynski

Another new year, another shot at reducing that pesky waistline and living healthier. But between the end of the Western holiday season and the beginning of China's festivities, January is a particularly tricky month for establishing a sensible lifestyle that will sustain itself into Spring. In any case, looking forward to great meals and warm, festive evenings can help avoid seasonal blues. No reason to deprive yourself - we at REDSTAR believe that health and happiness go hand in hand, and wish you the very best of both in 2009!

Dining Eating is probably at the top of people's minds when thinking about weight loss. Sadly, it's also among life's greatest pleasures, especially with Qingdao's great confluence of Asian and global cuisines, fresh seafood and produce, and the like. Many diets run off the rails when the dieter abandons his commitment to eat soup for dinner, or finds her tastes being scrutinised at a supplier lunch. Relax! There's still hope. Avoid battered meats. Compare, for a moment, a fine plate of tang cu liji (sweet and sour pork) with a perhaps equally-delightful gong bao ji ding (spicy chicken with peanuts). The chicken is stir-fried with vegetables, chillies and peanuts, then coated in a sticky sauce. The pork is battered (for additional carbohydrates), and then must be deep fried to achieve a crunchy, golden crust. Both have a fantastic, rich taste; but all else being equal, your body is going to have an easier time with the chicken (200 calories; 60 calories from fat per serving) than with the pork (410 calories; 270 calories from fat per serving). Of course, it's not the pork's fault - a plate of non-battered yu xiang rou si would similarly be a better pick than a bucket of fried chicken.

Eat more, better veggies. Vegetables tend to be more nutritious the closer they are to their natural state. For one thing, the cooking process makes it so that less energy is required in digestion, meaning that more of what you eat is stored in your body as fat. Also, as liquids in the vegetable become hot and escape, they take nutrients with them, replacing the nutrients with the oil or steam that has been used in the cooking process. Vegetables that require less oil to cook are generally going to provide a better balance of calories and nutrients. Focus on dishes like suan la bai cai (spicy sour Chinese cabbage) and suan rong xi lang hua (broccoli with garlic) while avoiding yu xiang qiezi (spicy tangy eggplant) and gan bian yun dou (Sichuan-style deep fried green beans; sadly, my favourite).

a plate of nonbattered yu xiang rou si would similarly be a better pick than a bucket of fried chicken

Step away from the buffet. All-you-can-eats fly in the face of only eating as much as you should. But this doesn't mean you can't go with friends to Cafe Yum, Yamuna lunch, Noboru, or any of Qingdao's dozens of other fantastic banqueting spots. Simply avoid the buffet, and order from the equally-gourmet a la carte menu. (The same goes for drinks, only doubly so - the cost of an open bar at Charlie's is the same as four shots of tequila and four bottles of Tsingtao, and you can share your a la carte drinks with friends.) Eat sensibly. You know that sashimi has better protein and less fat than lasagne. So eat the sushi. You may also find that drinking a glass of fruit juice half an hour before mealtime actually helps curb your appetite.

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Nightlife A boozehall is a frightening place to bring your weight loss plan. Alcohol is fermented sugar, and its strong flavour owes a lot to the enormous amount of energy that it packs. When you add in the erosion of inhibition that goes along with throwing back a couple, a night on the town could mean flirting with a diet disaster - but not necessarily! Avoid sugary mixed drinks. We often forget that alcohol contains loads of calories; but not as many, it turns out, as the sweet mixers that most people add to make it palatable. A 1.5oz jigger of an 80 proof clear spirit like gin, vodka, tequila, rum or whiskey will have 97 calories. Mixing it with 8oz of Coke (or even tonic water!) will add another 130+ calories, not to mention increasing the likelihood of a hangover because of sugar overload and dehydration. All else being equal, you're better off with shots. Of course, scaling to a smaller, more potent drink may also require a change of pace; try switching to something that you might actually want to sip, like an upper-shelf whisky or rum that you can enjoy alongside a glass of soda water. Also, keep in mind that a 12oz bottle of Tsingtao has 100 fewer calories than that rum & coke. Shape-conscious clubbers around the world are ordering cocktails with artificially-sweetened 'light' or 'diet' beverages, which contain no calories.

keep in mind that a 12oz bottle of Tsingtao has 100 fewer calories than that rum&coke These can alter the flavour slightly, and some are carcinogenic in large quantities, but the absence of nutritive sugar reduces calories and hangover risk. Alternatively, you can ask your favourite bars in town to begin stocking diet drinks (like Coke Light), pomegranate juice, cranberry juice and other mixers that won't add to the calorie count (that's how we got an amazing bloody mary at Snail Bar). Dance. So you're at a bar for two, three hours, consuming all the while. Why not spend five minutes between drinks on the dance floor? The Latin Nights around town offer plenty of opportunities to get your groove on in your choice of bar environment, and places like Le Bang, LPG, New York and Corner Jazz tend to have welcoming dance floors, giving you an opportunity to burn off a fraction (if a small one) of the calories you've consumed. If you want to practice in the meantime, talk to the good people at Salsa Q about their evening courses throughout the week.

REALLY BAD Long Island Iced Tea Pina Colada White Russian Vodka Redbull REALLY GOOD Mojito at Room Lounge (if they use real juice, not Sprite) Bloody Mary at Snail Bar Guinness (120 calories/serving!) at King's Head Vodka Martini at Q Bar (no apple syrup, please)

Sleep. Experts are finding that lack of sleep can impact your brain's production of hormones, including increasing ghrelin (which tells you you're hungry) and decreasing leptin (which tells you your satisfied). As you can imagine, the combined effect is a strong tendency toward weight gain. The less sleep you get, the hungrier you're likely to feel.

Thanks to Q Bar for allowing photography!

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The Daily Grind So all of your dedication to deprive yourself at mealtimes, forget about your favourite foods and party responsibly still hasn't slimmed you down and you're close to the breaking point. If you can clear these last few hurdles, you're home free. Build exercise in. If you work in the CBD and live in Chengyang, you aren't going to be walking to work. But if you live in Jin Hai Guangchang and work at Sunshine Plaza, chances are you could convert that taxi ride into a brisk walk without adding too much to your travel time (especially at rush hour). Sure, it'll be cold for a few more months; dress warmly. And, to cover larger distances when it gets warmer, get a bike. For an added boost, try taking the stairs any time it's remotely convenient. Don't starve yourself. Experts have long advised eating light snacks throughout the day rather than a single large meal and nothing else. It's not just that your brain needs regular nourishment to handle even very sedentary tasks without getting crabby and anxious. Also, eating a light meal before you work out gives you more energy to invest in muscle development - conversely, putting your meal off until after a workout makes most

people more likely to overindulge, reversing the gains of exercise. Do it for fun. The fact is, no weight loss plan is sustainable without a little bit of exercise. But at the same time, weight loss experts say that the best way to get someone into a sustainable exercise regimen is by introducing them to activities they enjoy. So don't force yourself onto a treadmill for forty minutes if you're not excited about spending forty minutes on a treadmill. Find other ways to stay active, that actually fulfill some other interest or get you together with friends.

experts say that the best way to get into a sustainable exercise regimen is by finding physical activities you enjoy

Workable Work-Outs Squash - Whether at Grand Regency or Impulse Total Fitness (see listings), squash burns an inordinate number of calories per hour, has a reasonable learning curve, and can be a lot of fun with sporting friends. Pole Dancing - China is really wrapping its legs around this once-maligned nightclub staple, with classes springing up in urban centres around the country. Check your February REDSTAR for more! Salsa - Salsa Q has regular classes for all skill levels, and Latin Night at Q Bar is a great opportunity to show off your new stylings (and glutes). Hash House Harriers - Check the events page in this month's listings for biweekly runs, designed to maximise enjoyment and sociability! Yoga - It's not just for cooky spiritualists any more! Yoga is widely recognised as a great way to keep fit, and there are studios in Qingdao with classes to meet a variety of fitness levels and goals. Ultimate Frisbee - A co-ed, international group of funlovers meets weekly to play with frisbees on the beach, and it happens to be a great way to get some exercise. For more information, check the events page in the listings section.



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Baijiu My friend unscrewed the cap, and the vapours enveloped us in an instant. At the front of the coach, people began to stir. Through the din of the engine we heard hushed mumbling and silhouetted heads began to turn, starting with those closest to us. The lights went on, and the conductress began down the aisle. "Qing," she whispered earnestly, "bu tu." "Please, don't vomit." What we (along with the entire industrial labour army) were tippling on was the cheap-as-waterbut-twice-as-deadly Erguotou (二锅头), typically under 3元 per bottle and a mighty 56% alcohol by volume. Like other varieties of baijiu, its noxious odour doesn't seem, to the uninitiated, like the deliberate result of some age-honed production method, a tradition of distilled knowledge that has undergone countless experiments and revisions by n generations of Chinese Langyatai craftsmen. is Qingdao's local brew, produced In Chun Jie (Spring in Jiaonan district. Festival 春节), Hugely popular, it is most wedding party likely the drink you'll and business dinner be toasted with at experiences, baijiu had restaurants here. always been something awful to wrestle down the

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oesophagus in ever-more languishing attempts to save face. But like many 'grown-up' flavours, baijiu can be rich in character - it has certainly made its mark as a ceremonial beverage at all levels of Chinese society, inspiring praise from poets, philosophers and warriors for many centuries.

Tastes like burning Baijiu, also referred to as liexingjiu (potent liquor 烈 性酒) or shaojiu (burning liquor 烧酒) is a distilled spirit most commonly produced from sorghum, though an abundance of grains and staple foods such as glutinous rice (particularly in south China), barley, wheat, millet and peas are also used in manufacture. Classification of Chinese baijiu is done according to two methods - the qu 曲 and the aroma. The qu is the fermenting and saccharifying agent (similar to yeast in whisky production), and comes in two forms - da qu and xiao qu. Aromatic classification of baijiu consists of six types. The heaviest, jiang xiang (sauce fragrance 酱香) can be overwhelming to the inexperienced drinker and has striking overtones of ammonia. It is considered a good accompaniment to preserved and pickled foods. Next is nong xiang (heavy fragrance 浓香), characterised by a sweet, lasting taste, and is similar in flavour, weight and body to feng xiang (honey fragrance 蜂香). These two differ almost imperceptibly; only connoisseurs can tell them apart. Qing xiang (light fragrance 清香)

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has a dry, clean flavour. Mi xiang (rice fragrance 米 香), distilled from rice, has a quite unique flavour in comparison to others. The final form of the white spirit is the blended or layered form, jian xiang (兼 香). This is usually comprised of the sauce, heavy and light varieties, and sometimes contains some other mystery of distillation - Three Penis Wine (san bian jiu 三鞭酒), for instance, is purported to contain the penises of ram, deer, dog, ox, or others, mixed with a proprietary blend of Chinese herbs.

Steeped in history Like many aspects of Chinese culture, baijiu has a hard surface to scratch, but once permeated is steeped in traditional significance and age-old rituals. According to some scholars, distilling alcohol in China dates back 7,000 years, though China's 2000 years most famous brand, after the birth Moutai 茅台, of Moutai, the beverage comes from a would get the better of the Iron town where Lady, Margaret Thatcher, who on a state visit to Hong Kong in the early the earliest 1980s left a banquet hall declaring, signs of "Good, good, I am not drunk," professionally before stumbling to her knees in produced front of the emblem of liquor are the PRC! from 135BCE.

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Brands to note Sauce fragrance: Moutai 茅台酒 Place of origin: Zunyi, Guizhou Pr. 499元 to 85,000元 for an 80-year old bottle Heavy fragrance: Wuliangye 五粮液 Place of origin: Yibin, Sichuan Pr. 578元 up to 3980元 for the 30-year old variety Light fragrance: Fen jiu 汾酒 Place of origin: Shanxi Pr. 24元 to 75元 Rice fragrance: San hua jiu 三花酒 Place of origin: Guilin, Guangxi Pr. 144元 for highpotency Guilin Sanhuajiu

One of the most prominent of the ancient traditions associated with Chinese liquor is that of Huadiaojiu 花雕酒. Following the birth of a girl, families from the town of Shaoxing in Zhejiang Province would brew a wine comprised of glutinous rice and wheat, before burying it in the earth. The wine would be excavated during the woman's wedding, and used to entertain the guests. Huadiao literally means 'flower carving' and describes the type of bottle used to store the liquor. In addition to familial traditions, baijiu plays a role in militaristic rituals, and was historically used to toast the troops' victory as they marched to war. And let's not forget the ubiquitous firewater found at all commerce-related banquets, which has shattered the steely reserve of a million foreign businessmen. It is common for business deals to be cut witha heavy night out, where relationships are forged and trust earned - in vino veritas, China style.

A spirited mash-up Manufacturing baijiu is a labyrinth of subtle herb blends, repeated fermentations and frequent distillations. The production method of all the different variants of baijiu (and thus the aromatic categorisation) is defined by the type of qu used. Broadly speaking, the two qu differ in their raw material composition - da qu 大曲 is produced from wheat and barley and is more common in the north, while xiao qu 小曲 is made from rice flour or rice bran and is more common in the south. Xiao qu

is usually mixed with a herb or medicinal base to change the flavour or effect. The qu is brick- or ball-shaped, resulting from repeatedly drying and moistening the pressed grains. During the formation process, mold spreads throughout the block, and a process of maturation that can take up to six months yields a dry block full of bacteria. The qu is then ground up and mixed with boiled sorghum to produce the baijiu mash. This mixture is then allowed to ferment repeatedly, and at every stage is distilled, yielding only the purest and most concentrated spirit. Moutai baijiu undergoes eight separate fermentations, with additional qu added at every stage, generating an alcohol content of around 55-60%. The process can take up to a year, and requires 27kg of sorghum to produce 1kg of spirit.

Baijiu that has been distilled in older factories is considered more appealing, as older batches will have penetrated the container and surrounding soil. The Luzhou variant from Sichuan has a 'factory' that is 380 years old.

Blended fragrance: Western Pheonix 西凤酒 Place of origin: Shaanxi Pr. Up to around 500元.

Drinking Responsibly In traditional circles, it is considered rude to turn down a glass of baijiu (n.b. , it is seldom offered to women). There are only two ways to turn down a glass in a formal situation - one is "I'm driving," the other is "I'm allergic." Baijiu glasses generally come in two different sizes - a tiny thimbleful for ganbei-ing at weddings and other family affairs, and a somewhat larger variety used at the business events mentioned above. The expectation with the smaller glasses is that you may finish in two sips, or enough for a friendly toast to be returned.

Every aspect, from the percentage of wheat In banquets with larger glasses, the host (seated and barley in the da qu to the number facing the door) will announce who is of times a mash is distilled to the leading the drinking ("Ta dai jiu.") This herbs used in post-production, The person will then announce how many distinguishes one brand from big bottles of 'sips' are in each round. Toasts are done another, giving each freaky baijiu at eateries collectively, and each participant may its unique flavour and guzzle as little as he likes at a time. But across town are usually birdie-sippers beware - every glass has purported medicinal bought as the qu and sorghum to be dry after the last gulp of the distilled mash, which is mixed value. Baijiu is an pre-arranged quota. with snakes or deer penis on-site intricate and immense to give the required curative part of Chinese culture benefits. and a great gift idea for Spring Festival - that can warrant frequent, hearty exploration.

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All that glitters Qingdao's costume jewelry

Eric Blocher

Photos Š Eric Blocher and Simon Fox

Elegant. Trendy. Affordable. Since the days of Coco Chanel, costume jewelry has lent its sparkle to everything from haute couture runways of Paris and Milan to the stalls of Jimo Lu market. In shopping malls throughout the world, shops like Claire's and Icing are a regular stop for those seeking to redefine themselves with a new pair of earrings, while department store consultants know that a little extra glamour can add a lot to presentation without substantially raising the cost of an outfit. Here in Qingdao, we sit at the centre of the costume jewelry universe; the Huangdao and Chengyang nebulae, if you will, are constantly birthing galaxies of rhinestones and glinting plated metal. There are rumoured to be over 1,000 factories producing costume jewelry in the city. The largest of these export to Europe, US, Japan and Korea in enormous quantities, with others doing their part to meet the worldwide demand for shiny things in lessdeveloped markets. Many local industries have seen a fall in overseas orders as the global recession makes itself felt. But since its popularisation in the early 20th century, costume jewelry has resisted drops in demand that one might expect given a shortage of cash. In times of hardship, consumers

culture 19 may be attracted to its colours and sparkle more than ever, and find that they don't have to sacrifice much to own that little bit of flair. This 'feel-good factor' has allowed local jewelry producers to continue happily shipping product abroad, even as light goods manufacturers struggle to find buyers anywhere. The low start-up cost of costume jewelry design has long attracted creative minds. Once called bijouterie fantaisie (or 'fantasy jewelry'), the greater accessibility of cubic zirconia and base metals versus their precious counterparts means that designers can express themselves in ways that would otherwise be out of reach. Today, designers may be influenced by the availability of materials (and price-point constraints from buyers), or fly to international fashion centres to observe the latest trends, or act on their own inspiration and training to create something from within. With regards to manufacturing, this also means that facilities do not benefit from being close to sites of precious mineral exchange; like many industries here, they locate according to logistical convenience, labour costs and the ability to entertain buyers. Qingdao, for instance, was a natural landing spot after the industry collapsed in the US - especially given that the companies buying the American manufacturing interests were (and are) largely Koreabased. The lower costs of land use and labour and the convenience of links to Seoul made it an ideal choice. Simon Fox has been designing costume jewelry for 25 years (much of it in Qingdao) and we had an opportunity to talk to him about his experience. How did you get involved with Qingdao? In February 1992 I came to China as manager of model making and design for Swarovski's JV factory in Huizhou, Guangdong province and stayed until mid1995. Following three years back in the UK model making for a large costume jewelry networking operation who were sourcing their product in Asia, I moved to Seoul, Korea in September 1998 to set up in-house model making for C&S, who by then had already started manufacturing in Qingdao at Hong Shi Yai on the Huangdao side of Jiaozhou Bay. By 2000 it was time to move model making to China too, and I've been here ever since (although C&S's China operation is now based in Chengyang). I have seen enormous changes in the industry even just during the last four years. It used to be the case that buyers would come out on trips two to three times a year, but these days most customers have permanent offices here in Qingdao with long term expat staff handling everything from design to quality control, CSR, environmental and ethical

there are a rumoured 1,000 factories producing costume jewelry in the city auditing et al. This has a knock-on effect of reducing the turnaround time demanded for product development; buyers like to see samples at the next meeting, and these days that could easily mean next week rather than in a month as was the case previously. Why is costume jewelry manufacturing so big here? Its proximity to Korea has been a decisive factor. Korea was the go to manufacturing base following the collapse of the industry in Rhode Island, USA. At the start of the offshore sourcing phenomenon, there was still a long-established skill base to provide technical knowledge and support to suppliers, and of course Korea is a pretty foreigner-friendly country! As Korean companies started to move their operations to China to cut costs and remain competitive, it's only natural that they would come to Qingdao, and their customers (the buyers) would follow. In addition, the setup costs for

costume jewelry manufacture are relatively low and, with the exception of model making, electro-plating and the production of 'High End Quality', the process is relatively quick to learn. Have you seen any change in demand related to the current financial situation? Many of the smaller companies (especially subcontractors) have had to close and things are tight to be sure, but things have been tough for a couple of years now with the reforms that have taken place. Personally, I think costume jewelry falls into to that category of products that benefit from the 'feel-good factor'. The relatively low cost as compared to the perceived value means that people still buy even when times are hard. Historically this is a huge factor in the success of costume jewelry in general, as it can look like a million dollars while only costing a few bucks!

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The Long Way 'Round Volvo Ocean Race arrives in Qingdao Eric Blocher Photos Š Sally Collison, Volvo Ocean Race

A race like no other It's called the Everest of Sailing - indeed, fewer people have sailed around the globe than have ascended our world's highest peak. It takes incredible strength of physique and presence of mind to guide a vessel in the face of whipping wind and monstrous waves, round the clock for weeks at a time, changing sleeping patterns, without fresh food, skimming the surface of an ocean 10,000 feet deep. For those of us not accustomed to hanging out over open water, it's small surprise that the athletes want move between stops as quickly as possible. But these guys are professionals - each yacht has a crew of eleven, with roles divided amongst the individual members. In addition to their duties, each crew must contain two trained medics and a sailmaker to keep bodies and craft moving forward

in the wake of the Olympic Regatta, Qingdao joins Cochin as a new Asian host of the ocean race

displacement), allowing non-metallic riggings, and loosening some restrictions on the 'code zero' sails at the masthead, which can enable yachts to sail upwind even faster than the true windspeed.

in the intense conditions, and a media specialist to document the action for the folks watching around the world.

At the time of publishing, the crews have gone from Alicante, Spain to Cape Town, South Africa; on to Cochin, India; and are en route to Singapore. When they arrive in Qingdao (currently scheduled for 30-31 January), they will have already sailed 15,400 nautical miles of a 37,000+ nm course. But on their departure in early February, these athletes will be staring down the long end of a 12,300 leg to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The yachts are built according to Volvo Open 70 Rule Version 2, updated from the 2005-06 running of the race. Among other refinements, the yachts have been adjusted to enable better handling by reducing drag (through mass of permissable

Previous runnings did not have the stops in Cochin and Qingdao, and the boats cruised the summery Southern Ocean between Cape Town and Rio - this jump from the eastern shores of the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean represents the longest stretch in the

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history of the race. It is nearly twice the distance of the next-longest leg, which means a lot of freezedried kibble between their yuanxiao and Carneval.

Cheering for the home team Qingdao is particularly excited for this running of the Volvo Ocean Race. In the wake of this year's Olympic Regatta, the city is eager to hang on to its mantle as China's Sailing City, and joins Cochin as a new Asian host of the event. Beyond that, the Green Dragon yacht is the first ever China-built entry into the race, and claims Qingdao as its own home port. Its crew includes Qingdao native and Clipper Round the World Race veteran Guo Chuan as its media member, and a major part of the boat's sponsorship has come from a Shandongbased industrial consortium made up of Shandong Lingong, Weichai Power and Triangle Group. A representative for the Qingdao International Yacht Club, where the yachts will be berthed, commented that, "In the history of the Volvo Ocean Race, 08-09 is an enormous year of 'firsts' - first time in Asia, first time in China, and the first Chinese boat. We see this as a great opportunity to build on our city's short history of hosting sailing events, and have been preparing in earnest for over a year. We want our city to be known all over the world."

Catch the action! While in Qingdao the yachts will be berthed at the Qingdao International Yacht Club (formerly the Olympic Sailing Centre). A carnival and other local entertainment are planned for the event, but subject to change. The best opportunity to see the action firsthand will be the In-Port Race scheduled for Saturday, 7 February, followed by a PRO-AM Race on Sunday, 8 February. (Check for updates!)

culture 8 sailing 22 Covering the Globe The Volvo Ocean Race has grown out of the Whitbread Round-the-World Race, the first event of its kind, which was inaugurated in 1973. Since its early days the event has showcased its participants' athletic prowess, while also calling attention to the rich and world-altering history of the intrepid vessels that have darted between faraway lands for centuries on the power of the wind. As great strides in communications technology merge with this ultimate adventure, the administrators of the race have adopted brilliant means of bringing land-bound types into the action like never before.

Embedded Media Crews

administrators of the race have adopted brilliant means of bringing land-bound viewers into the action like never before

Each yacht has a Media Crew Member who is responsible for telling the story of the race from onboard. While the hope is to share the excitement and drama of the race with racing fans everywhere, media personnel are also crew members and are expected to contribute to the immediate task of manning the ship. Ericsson 4's Guy Salter said (in an interview with Riath Al-Samarrai), "This job is simple and difficult for the same reason. On one hand, there’s a great story to be told about people living and working in extreme conditions, and that’s easy to film as there is almost constant hardship onboard. On the other hand, we have to live that life too!"

Google Earth Online spectators have a deckside view of the action with constantly-updated feeds through Google Earth. In recent years, that program has allowed users to post images and other information to display at a particular location; now, Google Earth is tracking the course of each yacht and users can access content that has been uploaded by onboard media personnel at points along the way.

Online Game Over 92,000 players around the globe have taken the helm of their own virtual yacht. Online players have the opportunity to experience something of the thrill of round-the-world sailing, adjusting their headings and sails according to wind data for the course which is updated twice daily. Prizes are being awarded for in-port races, in addition to the Grand Prize of a Volvo C30 to whoever's fantasy boat posts the overall best time to St. Petersburg. To get in on the action, visit www. For more multimedia content about the race, the crews, and the ports (including live coverage of all in-port races) visit

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Class of your own Cornered!

Susan Socrates

there are several ways to involve your students in the English Corner experience

As soon as foreigners arrive in China, they begin to hear about English Corners. There are usually no foreigners attending; however, if you are a foreigner, you’ll probably be invited to one at some point. Every Corner is not the same, but the basic idea is that people go to an English Corner to practice speaking English. Since English can be spoken anywhere, why go to the trouble of making it an organised event? My students explain that if Chinese people are speaking together in English, people will think they’re strange. An English Corner is simply an acceptable place to speak English with other learners. There are several ways to involve your students in the English Corner experience. One is to prepare and encourage them by practicing smalltalk in class, modeling introductions and appropriate questions to show interest in the other person. Now get

them looking for the many English Corners held around the city, such as the one at Book City and those on university campuses. Cajole, coerce or offer prizes, but put the pressure on to get them to go. Be sure to follow up afterwards. One of my students was ambushed by a self-important businessman who announced that her pronunciation was poor. He was wrong, but we discussed it with the whole class. Had I not asked, an experience that might have left her too shy to speak, instead became a lesson on how to handle a bully. Another choice is to host your own English Corner. Don’t let the students just ask you questions or you’ll end up being the main one talking. Start conversations by looking for themes. Have everyone bring an English newspaper, surefire study tips, or favourite movies to discuss. Print out lists, such as simple

jokes, riddles, tongue twisters, story starters (“It was midnight when we heard a loud knock at the door…”), or questions. Bring scissors and let the students cut off a strip of paper with their sentence on it. Now’s their opportunity to mingle with others to tell their joke or ask their question. After they’ve repeated it a few times with different people, they can begin trading with others. Bring a thought-provoking question (e.g., “What rights should smokers have versus non-smokers?”) and have a vote after everyone has thoroughly debated it. Get the students to contribute their own ideas, putting them in charge of

planning the topic. Postcards and pictures can be passed around for descriptions or story telling. Print out conversation drills and challenge them to a non-judgmental competition for the one who repeats their drill with the most number of partners. Remember, an English class is not an English Corner, where the goal is simply to get the students talking. Instead, think of your classroom as the workout room where you coach the students and run them through their paces. The English Corner can be the playground where they go to have fun showing off their new skills.

Find help at these websites: Questions: Jokes:, Tongue Twisters: Conversation drills:

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Yi Jing

Chapter 38 "Opposition" There is opposition. You are lucky if it deals with a small matter. When there is opposition, Fire is on top of Lake. Two women share a house, but their wills clash. They fight. Gracefully moving with intelligence, Flexibility enters on the top. Movement gains balance. Is this not strong? Therefore, it is lucky if we are dealing with small things.

Hundred Schools Reflecting on Opposition There was no pain. I didn't even notice it. Yet when I got home from the mountain, I found scratches on my hand bleeding lightly. It was an unusual series of thin parallel cuts on the back of my hand, like a tattoo. Days later, I saw that there were six parallel lines, some broken, some not. Golly - it was a hexagram from the Yi Jing (易经) etched on the back of my hand! Four or five thousand years ago, early mystics would take a tortoise shell and heat it until it cracked. These 'wise men' could discern situations according to the cracks. A broken line was a yin (阴) line; a non-broken one was a yang (阳) line. Yin represents tranquility, docility, or femininity, yang represents strength, power, or creativity. Over time, this evolved into the system of the Yi Jing, wherein the entire universe can purportedly be explained within a system of 64 symbols, each composed of 6 yin/ yang lines, just like the one which seemed to be scratched on my hand. Each Yi Jing symbol represents the interaction between two 'forces'.

Dai Ling (戴岭)

The Yi Jing certainly contains great truths, but it also seems to contain obscure nonsense. Nonetheless, every time I try to use the book, it always seems to tell me something useful. Think of tarot or any number of other 'prophetic' systems. They don't need to really contain magic to help you learn something. Readings are often written ambiguously, such that someone using the so-called oracle will be inspired to see the problem in a fresh, new light... which can still be remarkable. On my hand I found six lines: yang, yin, yang, yin, yang, yang. Opening the Yi Jing, I found that it was the Kui (揆) hexagram ('Opposition') from Chapter 38, the Fire trigram over the Lake trigram, fire meeting water. Coincidence? At that moment, there was clear Opposition in my life. Open honesty with someone came back to bite me when this person lied to me and went behind my back. It was nasty, reminding me again that "no good deed goes unpunished." The coincidence was too much, so I translated this Yi Jing chapter to see what it might offer.

Usually, the book will use metaphors. First, imagine a life situation of Opposition or direct conflict. Then look at the translation. Imagine the exact moment where fire meets water- the sizzle; the water turning to steam. Imagine a catfight, or a battle. Opposition happens when two forces are competing over the same thing, and the opposing forces have something fundamental in common. Therefore, "Heaven and Earth are in opposition, but their goals are the same." And of course, the "junzi lets them be the same, yet different." The book is profound, penetrating, and deeply perplexing. For example, if you like, look at the Yi Jing online. Compare a few translations of Chapter 38 with mine here. Translators disagree widely about what it means. Maybe nobody really knows. Sometimes the mysteries of fate do confound us. A scar from Xiao Zhu Shan left an Yi Jing hexagram on my hand which wildly coincided with the events of my life. Did I gain anything from this? Not really. But it sure was fun.

Heaven and Earth are in opposition, but their goals are the same. Men and Women are in opposition, but their desires are the same. The 10,000 Things are in opposition, but they all have the same dreams. The timely use of Opposition is critical, indeed. With Fire above; Lake below, there is Opposition. The junzi lets them be the same, yet different. 1) There is no regret. If you lose the horse, don't chase it. It will return by itself. You see Evil people, yet you have no blame. 2) If you meet the leader at the harbour, there is no blame. 3) See the carriage pulled. Its horse pulls it. The person inside was punished today. It's not the beginning; it's the end. 4) You face opposition alone. If you encounter the king who gives you no strength, there is no blame. 5) There is no regret. When the clan gives punishment, there is no blame in departing. 6) You face opposition alone. You see pigs pulling a cart of demons. First, the bows are drawn; later they are put down. The bandits make peace. If you leave and encounter rain, this is lucky.


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Tropic Thunder Directed by Ben Stiller

Mister Lonely

Directed by Harmony Korine A refresher: Harmony Korine gained instant notoriety with his screenplay for Kids (1995's biggest prepackaged cinematic controversy), squeezing appearances on Letterman between further calculated outrages - a blackface performance-art take on the O.J. trial, for example, or the feature-length geek shows Gummo and Julien Donkey-Boy. The bad-boy routine soon gave way to the real thing, with Korine falling into hard drugs and near-obscurity. With Mister Lonely, Korine aims to prove he's cleaned up his act. Gone is the grubby look of his previous films, replaced by glossy 'Scope imagery; gone too are the more overt grotesqueries, replaced by self-conscious fairy-tale whimsy (with Mrs. Korine as Red Riding Hood, in case we miss the point). No incest or cat torture here, just a sweet Michael Jackson impersonator (Diego Luna) who meets "Marilyn Monroe" (Samantha Morton) and follows her to a Scottish impersonators' commune, which is a cross between the Island of Misfit Toys and a Judy Garland/Mickey Rooney musical, with James Dean, Madonna, and all the rest constructing a ramshackle stage for their annual show. Korine's provocations are more measured, but still present: "Charlie Chaplin" (Denis Levant), Marilyn's husband, is a sexual sadist, and a prepubescent Buckwheat delivers creepy paens to chicken breasts. Others are at least infrequently amusing, e.g. the commune's foul-mouthed Abraham Lincoln. But the story sags about halfway through, and a muddled ending (monologues about growth and responsibility mixed with appeals to implacable destiny) hints that Korine hadn't quite worked this all out; maybe that's why he includes unrelated business with skydiving nuns, some baffling symbolism evidently meant to lend thematic heft to the underdeveloped main plot. But Mister Lonely's puckishness is still preferable to Gummo or Julien Donkey-Boy's parade of freaks - even if Korine, like a certain ex-resident of Neverland Ranch, still has some growing to do.

-Josh Martin

Tropic Thunder doesn't waste much time on introductions. An opening ad from gangsta rapper Alpa Chino (Brandon T. Jackson) transitions to three mock trailers from the principal cast: part six of a derivative action franchise with Tugg Speedman (Stiller), a gross-out comedy with Jeff Portnoy (Jack Black), and a pretentious gay monk indie with Oscar-winner Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey Jr.). All three are reasonably convincing, although Speedman's film looks more like a Cannon flick from the '80s than a contemporary blockbuster. It makes sense when one reads that Stiller conceived Thunder two decades ago, which might also explain why the four aforementioned figures sign on to a "prestigious" Vietnam War bloodfest - a genre that peaked during the Reagan administration. But egotistical movie stars are forever, and on-location personality clashes prompt the film-within-the-film's director (Steve Coogan) and military advisor (Nick Nolte) to send the boys into the jungle - a training exercise that escalates into the real thing. Unfortunately, the same thing happens to Tropic Thunder. Stiller's all too fond of Rambo-style excess (a school of filmmmaking already steeped in self-parody), and Thunder is less a spoof of bloated action movies than a bloated action movie with stock comic figures (Stiller's bland Derek Zoolander retread is a particularly weak link). Of the three top-billed stars, only Downey (whose character undergoes a skin-darkening procedure to portray a black sergeant) transcends caricature, by treating a dubious gimmick with commitment worthy of his Method-obsessed character. But it's too much to expect a vicious anti-studio screed from a $150m megaproduction, complete with Tom Cruise in a one-note bit part. Tropic Thunder is really just an expensive opportunity for Hollywood bigshots to prove they don't take themselves seriously, without being too self-critical - and while it was probably a fun time for everyone involved, the feeling doesn't entirely carry over to the screen. -Josh Martin

The Chaser

Directed by Na Hong-jin The Chaser has similarities with Seven - pervasive despair and religious motifs, among others - but rejiggers Seven's stylish gloom and metaphysical bent (psychopath as avenging angel, urban decay as hell on earth) into something more grounded. Forget wholesome, photogenic Brad Pitt -- The Chaser's "hero" is sleazy detective-turnedpimp Eom Joong-ho (Kim Yoon-Seok), who stumbles upon a serial killer (Ha Jeong-Woo) while looking for his missing girls. Convinced that the killer is feigning insanity and has merely kidnapped or sold off the girls, Eom initially treats the entire affair as a pesky inconvenience, and only gets crankier once the police step in. From there, the plot turns into a pileup of bureaucratic disasters. The plight of a few prostitutes doesn't get much attention from Seoul's finest until the Mayor is attacked in the street; now desperate for a quick success, the cops ignore Eom's protests (he believes one of the victims is still alive), and he finally strikes out on his own. But The Chaser doesn't exactly apologise for vigilantism or slam the restrictions on police - if anything, their heavy-handedness (and Eom's) makes things worse, leading them down one blind alley after another. Lest this all sound too heavy, director Na understands the simpler pleasures of a good thriller - no reason miserablism can't get the blood pumping - and his debut film lives up to its title. But it's hardly pandering: Eom's frenetic pursuits show an uncommon attention to the local geography (of Mangwon-Dong, with gated mansions alongside fetid basement apartments), bringing spatial and social dimension along with the adrenaline - this is a living, breathing city, not Seven's nameless metropolis. Some unneeded detours into Guignol prove that Na isn't immune to the lure of cheap thrills, but coming from a greenhand, The Chaser is a spectacular show of welljustified confidence.

-Josh Martin


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A Bit of a Blur Reforming, if not reformed Paul Rey-Burns

After months of speculation, Blur are to reform next summer for two dates in London’s Hyde Park. The first show was sold out within 15 minutes, so a second was added, it ends speculation that the band were ‘talking’ and reports are now coming in that Damon Albarn, Alex James, Graham Coxon and Dave Rowntree have been in the studio recording new material. Lead singer Albarn has kept himself busy over the last 5 years since their split with successful projects such as Gorrilaz and The Good the Bad and the Queen, while guitarist Coxon has enjoyed a solid solo career. Bassist James’ autobiography A Bit of a Blur has become a bestseller and drummer Rowntree has pursued a political career standing as a Labour councill or. I personally re-acquainted myself with the band this year when I read the Alex James autobiography, enjoying his tales of the halcyon days of ‘Britpop’ when Oasis and Blur vied for the No 1 chart position, badmouthing each other through the press and media like two boxers in the ring. Living in a flat in London’s Covent Garden and drinking through the early hours with arty pals Damien Hirst and Keith Allen, supping only champagne and dating models, two at a time, raking up a

No 1 with England football song ‘Vindaloo’ and all the while playing bass in one of Europe’s biggest bands. I have got tickets to the first show in Hyde Park and am looking forward to it. Rest assured London Calling will be reporting back; you won’t miss a thing. Other news this month, Michael Eavis has announced the Glastonbury headliners for next summer. Blur get the nod along with Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen, it seems that last year’s experimental

living in a flat in London’s Covent Garden, supping champagne and dating models two at a time, while playing in one of Europe’s biggest bands line up, which included rapper Jay Z and new headliners Kings of Leon in the cherished Friday night slot, angered so many people it has forced a rethink and the golden oldies have been roped back in for next June. The Boss blitzed his way through an amazing show at Arsenal Football Club stadium in North London last May and Young was equally as impressive on his world tour last summer. It seems fitting that both legendary rockers should play this legendary festival and ticket sales should be brisk. The anticipation is killing me…

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Winners and Losers Surviving a China Downturn

Chris Devonshire-Ellis

While there is no doubt there has been a significant slowdown in exports from China this year, how long this trend will remain is unclear. Preparations made for a recession are challenging, but consumers will continue to buy, albeit less expensive products. It remains to be seen if the impact of the global credit crisis has filtered through China’s export orders. Chinese exports could also be affected by trade protectionism issues and it remains to be seen what the United States’ new president may do about this.

China’s slowdown has been covered by global media, and most of what’s been written has been made up of doomsday rhetoric related to the demise of Wall Street. While a number of complications surround the global credit squeeze, China appears a simple case to assess. Essentially, businesses that focus on the sale of products or services to export markets that are in decline will suffer, while those who have a healthy spread of sales into the China market will thrive. Let’s look more closely at both scenarios. For those exporting to overseas markets, although the trend has been downward in the past few months, and businesses in Guangdong province have been hit hard, there are still significant ifs and buts to consider about how deep a retraction of this will reach. Guangdong accounts for exporting about 28% of China’s total value

during a downturn in the US or Europe, the market share of Chinesemanufactured products increases

elsewhere, either further inland in China to offset the costs of higher labour against lower costs for land, or to Vietnam with less stringent laws on labour rights and the environment.

of exports per year. Stories are rife about the extent of factory closures and rising unemployment. However, not all of this is due to the recession.

Guangdong has also become politicised, with many Hong Kong and Taiwanese investors quick to ask Beijing for additional concessions when business gets tough. Politicking behind the scenes, because many Hong Kong factory owners are also members of the National People’s Congress, means that handouts and tax rebates on VAT have been quick to arrive from Beijing. Many companies are using the recession as chance to bargain more from the government at a time when it is vulnerable.

Unfortunately-timed labour law and tax reforms introduced at the beginning of the year saw less than well-managed factories shift

Statistics show that during a downturn in the United States or Europe, the market share of Chinesemanufactured products increases.

On the other hand, Europe has already stated it will not take any protectionist measures against China. The export downturn in Guangdong may be, in hindsight, a momentary blip. Local factory owners have been able to wrest concessions over VAT, customs duties and huge infrastructural development project spending from the government because of the global downturn. Businesses that sell in the local market may even do okay if not prosper. Much of China remains unaffected by the global downturn, and again, the government has been active in supporting an economic stimulation plan for the local economy. Banks will continue to lend — China’s retail sales jumped by 22 percent last month, the highest increase in nine years. When assessing the likely impact of the global downturn in 2009, businesses will need to look at the spread of businesses they serve: Are they export driven or are they domestically focused? Although one thing seems certain, when it comes to China, it is premature to suggest that 2009 will be a year of retrenchment.

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Expat Wednesday Lunches A great way to meet expats and broaden your dining horizons, with a new restaurant every week! Every Wednesday at noon (except for Christmas Eve, 24/12). For more information, email 14/01 Steven Gao’s Restaurant (Lennon Bar) 21/01 Cafe Asia 28/01 Taipei Yes

Happy Hours • 6-8pm 15元 Budvar at Monnemer Eck • 11pm-1am Billiards, unlimited Tsingtao bottles and select vodka drinks at Bobo House

Book Club Just in case anyone resolved to get a little smarter in 2009... by the way, did you know they have Leffe at Lisa’s, and 35元 lasagna? 07/01 7pm Storytelling at Book Nook Bring the kids to Qingdao’s new English language bookstore for a story hour, and help them experience the joys of reading! Every Thursday from 4-5pm; Saturday 11am-12pm, 2-3pm; Sunday 1-2pm. For more information call 80971935. German Stammtisch German residents, friends and associates are welcome at this community gathering, hosted by Monnemer Eck German Restaurant. For details, call 8388-7793. 09/01 7pm

FESTIVALS & HOLIDAYS 01 New Year’s Day 2009! What?! Anyway, we’re looking forward to an amazing year in Qingdao! 25 La Ba Festival The eighth day of the twelfth month in the lunar calendar; according to tradition, this is a day to eat rice porridge with milk, and to pray for peace and health in the coming year. 25/26 Chuxi/Spring Festival Stay in for the dumplings and get out for the fireworks as we say “So long!” to the Year of the Rat, and usher in the Year of the Ox. Get to Zhanshan Temple or Tianhou Palace to ask for blessings in the next twelve months.

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STAGE & SCREEN 01 Haiyun Night Concert Virtuoso Shen Wenyu performs a very special New Year’s Day piano concert at Qingdao People’s Auditorium. 7:15pm

Wednesday Ladies Night at Q Bar Free roses for ladies at Napoli Thursday Ladies Night at Charlie’s Bar Ladies Night at SSLPG Friday & Saturday Barbecue at the Diner 6pm (Saturdays only) Open bar 10-11pm, 1-2am at Le Bang Open bar 10-1am at Charlie’s Bar

10 Zidane Documentary Visit Alliance Française for Zidane, un portrait du 21e siècle a documentary about the international football superstar, presented in French. For more information about this and other films screened weekly at AF, call 8590-6232 or email 10 Violin and Piano Concert Violinist Olivier Charlier joins pianist Zhou Qinling for one evening in China’s Sailing City, at Qingdao Concert Hall. 7:30pm

Sunday 2-for-1 Pizzas at Le Bang 10 Wine Tasting at Da Vinci Enjoy a sampling of fine international wines, along with assorted canapes from Chef Coco. Wine purchased may be stored at Da Vinci to enjoy later. Reservations required; call Da Vinci at 8388-3838 ext 6900 for details/reservations. 5:30-7pm 50元

SPORTS & RECREATION Ultimate Frisbee A great way to meet new people, and stay on the beach into the cooler months! Sundays, 2pm at Shilaoren beach. Hash House Harriers Qingdao’s drinkers with a running habit! Meeting at Crowne Plaza unless otherwise specified. Please bring 10元 to help out with taxis and beer. 09/01 Chengyang Run 23/01 Fireworks Run

13 Unser täglich Brot (Our Daily Bread) Part of Alliance Française’s ongoing food and drink month, this beautifully-filmed but challenging documentary raises questions about our relationship to the food we eat. At Alliance Française. Free admission. 3:30pm. For more information email 22 Unplugged at the King’s Head We’re going to be lapping up King’s Head’s 10元 well drinks, while enjoying your incredible talent! You bring the song, dance and applause; we bring some guitars and drums. Party starts 9pm, and will last for several hours. For more, or to get on the performance list, email

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Flavour of the Month Succulent Xinjiang Eric Blocher Photos © Eric Blocher

Rending spiced lamb from the bone is always a treat, but more than a few of my favourite eateries were among the spate of restaurant closures that prefigured last Summer’s Olympics, leaving local foodies with a selection of admirable Sichuan-heavy analogues. So when a Xinjiang native recently recommended a meal at Xinjiang hong shi liu (新 疆红石榴) as the real deal, I knew that I was in for something special. Xinjiang cuisine derives more from the flavours that reign in the Middle East and Persia than it does from the Eight Great Traditions (八大菜系) of Chinese dining. The prevalence of lamb, aromatic rice dishes, passion for cumin, garlic and chili powder all point to an entirely different background, even if the dishes do arrive in bite-sized portions that fit conveniently between my kuaizi. We began with snow lily tea and jiao ma ji - an appetiser of spring hen with raw spring onions and sweet red bell peppers, tossed in a la jiao sauce. For veggie eaters, there was a wei gu, gigantic mushrooms served with broccoli and doufu. A pleasant, light introduction, but we didn’t have time to get much into it - the lamb arrived. Over the next hour we acquainted ourselves with three distinct varieties of lamb, each in my view a

crowning achievement of Xinjiang culture. The first was nang bao rou, in which a hearty lamb stew is poured over naan bread. The bread sops up the rich juices, leaving tender morsels of meat to be enjoyed on their own. Second to the table was kao yang pai (roasted lamb), a speciality of the restaurant. Guests may order an entire sheep (or a half, or a quarter, etc. according to the size of the group), which is lightly spiced and brought out in full form. I struggled to slip the meat out between the skin and bone, but those who like something to sink their teeth into will not be disappointed. Finally, a noodle course which in my view could adequately stand in for dessert. Guo you rou ban mian is a relatively simple arrangement of handmade noodles topped with a stir-fry of lamb, onions and capsicum. I was full by the time this dish arrived, but in the interest of journalism finished most of my bowl. A meal like this, for four, is around 200元. Xinjiang hong shi liu (新疆红石榴) is located in the hip new Tian Mu Cheng food palace, between gates 6 and 7. The main entrance to Tian Mu Cheng is on Dengzhou Lu. For reservations, call 8202-8018.

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Australian Lamb

Spare the Ox; we’ve got lamb! Eric Blocher

In honour of the Year of the Ox, we’ve decided not to showcase Fatih’s signature Beef Back Ribs. Not only is it sensitive to cows, but the method requires cooking each rib in a sealed container for sixteen hours at only 55º, an exacting method known as sous-vide. The method leaves meat phenomenally tender but is beyond the resources of most amateur chefs. What we are talking about here is Australian Lamb. This hearty serving of top quality meat and minty gremolata makes for a lovely centrepiece, and pairs very well with Shiraz/Syrah wines. It’s rich enough to help keep you warm through the tough winter nights ahead.

Qingdao’s new InterContinental has been designed to impress. Originally the Athletes’ Village during the 2008 Olympic Regatta, its facilities continue to beckon to a worldclass clientele.

Materials Lamb • Saute pan, oven tray, oven • 1200g (4 pcs) Rack of lamb • 10g Sea salt • 5g Black pepper • 40g Extra virgin olive oil Gremolata • Small bowl • 20g Italian parsley • 20g Mint leaves • 5g Lemon zest • 30g Extra virgin olive oil • 40g Roasted almonds • 5g Sea salt Balsamic Reduction • Saucepan • 160ml Balsamic vinegar • 80ml Apple juice • Small sprig of rosemary • 5g Thyme leaves • 10g Orange zest Method 1. Preheat oven to 205º.

An early example of the precision that is the hallmark of this international hospitality leader can be found just off the main lobby, in Wild Fire. While the atmosphere is stripped-down slate and an expo style kitchen, the Mediterranean salad bar and juicy steaks make dining anything but bare bones.

2. Chop parsley, mint leaves and roasted almonds into strips no wider than 3mm. Add to other gremolata ingredients in a small bowl and stir.

The perfect combinations of tastes and temperatures owe in large part to Fatih, a ten-year veteran of the culinary trade who, as sous chef, oversees the grill. A native of Turkey, Fatih worked exclusively in Michelin-starred restaurants in Instanbul and St. Petersburg before arriving to treat Qingdao to the finer things in life.

3. In a saucepan, combine ingredients for reduction and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until only about 1/4 of the original quantity remains. 4. Season each piece of lamb with salt and pepper. Place 10g olive oil into saute pan over medium high heat. When the oil is hot, place the lamb (fat side down) into the pan, cooking until the fat turns golden and begins to separate from the meat (about three minutes). Continue to cook, turning evenly, about two minutes per side. Transfer the lamb to the oven and cook to desired temperature (five minutes for rare). 5. Garnish the lamb with gremolata, and drizzle with balsamic reduction. Serve each chop on an individual plate. Enjoy!

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Lu Xun Gong Yuan 鲁迅公园 Neil Bhullar and Steven Madiwen

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Lu Xun Park, located in the shadow of Xiao Yu Shan, is a modest but serene little park offering lavish ocean and sunset views. From its vantage points, one can look out over Huiquan Bay all the way to Badaguan, to the east. Crafted by horticulturist Ge Jingying, the park was completed in 1929 and was originally named Ruoyo Park in honour of Qingdao’s mayor of the day. It was changed to Seaside Park by the incumbent mayor of 1931, before becoming Lu Xun Park in 1950, in honour of one of China’s foremost modern writers. The park follows the coast for about 2km, and includes calligraphy by Zheng Shifen on its memorial gates. Lu Xun (1881 - 1936, real name Zhou Shuren) is considered an iconoclastic figure in Chinese literature - his first major published work is also widely thought to be the first text written in modern Chinese. Provocatively entitled A Madman’s Diary (1918), it is the story of a villager rapturous with a cannibalistic paranoia about the residents of the neighbouring village; a paranoia that soon spreads into his daily life and relationships with his acquaintances. Rustic peasantry is a common theme in his work. Before Lu Xun, books were written in the Chinese literary style of prose; a style very different to that spoken by commoners - no scholar of any esteem would have chosen to use the common tongue. By giving the peasant class ready access to his work, he is seen as an activist for educational reform. He was also active during the May 4th Movement that advocated adoption of some western ideas, such as increased use of pinyin.

His most famous work is The True Story of Ah-Q, the narrative of which follows a self-deluding peasant who shapes defeat into victory in his own mind. This was symptomatic of the Chinese character at the time, and now the saying ‘The spirit of Ah-Q’ (啊Q精神 A-Q jingshen) has become a derogatory term for anyone who has convinced themselves of non-existant success. Lu Xun was among a class of writers that also included the legendary contemporary Chinese writer, Lao Shi, who lived in Qingdao during the 1920s. This loosely affiliated group were in some respects comparable to America’s Beat Generation of the 1950s - anti-establishment intellectuals who shunned politics and activism in favour of a hedonistic, nomadic lifestyle, and were highly sought after by both the communists and nationalists in propagandist writing. Lu Xun participated, but not to the extent that he might have done, had he lived until the formation of the PRC. Lu Xun Park - admission is free during Winter months. Child-friendly, with dining options nearby. Bus 26/321 from CBD. 1 Qinyu Lu 琴屿路1号















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Qingdao to Beijing Depart 07:35 07:40 07:40 09:55 11:35 11:40 15:40 16:10 16:55 18:25 18:40 18:50 20:40 20:45 20:50 22:30

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Fushan Bay Hotel) (8069-0077) 火车 票代售点 南京路33号(浮山湾宾馆 内) If you buy tickets through this kind of agency, they will charge you 5元 for the procedure fee. Qingdao Railway Station Booking Office (qīng dǎo huǒ chē zhàn dìng piào chù) (8296-2777, 9510-5105) 青 岛火车站订票处 Qingdao Railway Station (qīng dǎo huǒ chē zhàn) 2 Tai An Lu (82962777) 青岛火车站 泰安路2号

Road Huangdao Long Distance Bus Station (huáng dǎo cháng tú qì chē zhàn) 2 Changjiang Xi Lu, Huangdao (86889217) 黄岛长途汽车站 黄岛长江 西路2号 Qingdao Long Distance Bus Station (qīng dǎo cháng tú qì chē zhàn) 2 Wenzhou Lu (8371-8060) 青 岛长途汽车站 温州路2号 Shenzhen Lu (8891-0011) 青岛长途汽车东站

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深圳路 Feixian Zhi Lu (8267-6842) 青 岛长途汽车站 费县支路

Sea Huangdao Ferry (huáng dǎo lún dù) Liugong Island (8685-6949) 黄岛轮 渡 刘公岛 Qingdao Ferry (qīng dǎo lún dù) 21 Sichuan Lu (8261-9279) 青岛轮渡 四川路21号 Xuejiadao Ferry (xuē jiā dǎo lún dù) Xuejia Island Travel Dock (8670-5247) 薛家岛轮渡 薛家岛旅游码头

Where to Stay 5 Star Crowne Plaza Qingdao (qīng dǎo yí zhōng huáng guàn jià rì jiŭdiàn) One of Qingdao’s most hospitable choices for world-class accommodation, with entertainment centres, great restaurants and shopping. 76 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8571-8888) 青岛颐中皇冠假日酒店 香港中路76号 HKG Map 11 Grand Regency Hotel (lì jīng dà jiǔ diàn) 110 Xianggang Zhong Lu (85881818) 丽晶大酒店 香港中路110号 HKG Map 12 Haitian Hotel (hǎi tiān dà jiǔ diàn) 48 Xianggang Xi Lu (8387-1888) 海天 大酒店 香港西路48号 Huiquan Dynasty Hotel (huì quán wáng cháo dà jiǔ diàn) 9 Nanhai Lu (8299-9888) 汇泉王朝大酒店 南 海路9号 Qingdao Haier Intercontinental Hotel (qīng dǎo hǎi ěr zhōu jì jiǔ diàn) The former site of Qingdao’s Olympic Village, the Intercontinental is a world-class luxury hotel with an impressive array of international dining options and top rate amenities at surprising rates. 98 Aomen Lu (6656-6666) 青岛海尔洲际酒店 澳 门路98号 Kilin Crown Hotel (Best Western)

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197 Xianggang Dong Lu (8889-1888) 麒麟皇冠大酒店 香港东路197号 Sea View Garden Hotel (hǎi jǐng huā yuán dà jiǔ diàn) 2 Zhanghua Lu (8587-5777) 海景花园大酒店 彰 化路2号 Shangri-La Hotel (xiāng gé lǐ lā dà fàn diàn) Complete with some of the finest restaurants and the city’s most glamourous nightlife, this 5-star venue is among the very best hotels. Professional staff attend to your needs and the location is ideal to experience everything Qingdao has to offer. 9 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8388-3838) 香格里拉大饭店 香港 中路9号 CBD Map 34

4 Star Ausotel Meihua Qingdao (ào sī tè měi huá) Australian hospitality in the Sailing City, complete with a great steakhouse and bar. 135 Yan’an San Lu (8197-8777) 澳斯特美华 延安 三路135号 Blue Horizon Hotel Qingdao (lán hǎi dà fàn diàn) 18 Qinling Lu (West of Municipal Exhibition Centre) (88996666) 蓝海大饭店 秦岭路18号 (会 展中心西邻) Blue Horizon Hotel Huangdao (lán hǎi dà jiǔ diàn) 66 Changjiang Xi Lu,

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Jinjiang Inn (jǐn jiāng zhī xīng) 100 Nanjing Lu (8310-7999) 锦江之星 南 京路100号

Copthorne Hotel Qingdao (qīng dǎo guó dūn dà jiǔ diàn) A comfortable, centrally located hotel that houses first-class Cantonese, Japanese, Korean and Western restaurants, as well as a bar and coffee shop/deli. Close proximity to much of Qingdao’s nightlife. 28 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8572-1688) 青岛国敦大酒店 香港 中路28号 CBD Map 31

Lu Hai Feng Hotel (lǔ hǎi fēng dà jiǔ diàn) 128 Alishan Lu, Qingdao Kaifaqu (8699-2211) 鲁海丰大酒店 青岛开 发区 阿里山路128号

Haidu Hotel (hǎi dū dà jiǔ diàn) 218 Changjiang Zhong Lu, Huangdao (8699-9888) 海都大酒店 黄岛长江 中路218号 Huangdao Map 53

Overseas Chinese International Hotel (huá qiáo guó jì fàn diàn) 41 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8572-5666) 华 侨国际饭店 香港中路41号

Hai Qing Hotel (hǎi qíng dà jiǔ diàn) 11 Donghai Zhong Lu (8596-9888) 海情大酒店 东海中路11号

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Marco Polo Hotel (mǎ kě bō luó shāng wù jiǔ diàn) 636 Jinggang Shan Lu, Huangdao (8689-7999) 马可波 罗商务酒店 黄岛井冈山路636号 Huangdao Map 55

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青岛城市家商务酒店 仙霞岭路7号 Harvest Hotel (shì jì hǎi fēng dà jiǔ diàn) 459 Changjiang Zhong Lu, Huangdao (8699-6666) 世纪海 丰大酒店 黄岛长江中路459号 Huangdao Map 52 Holiday Inn Parkview Qingdao (qīng dǎo jǐng yuán jià rì jiǔ diàn) Part of a top-rated international chain, Holiday Inn has everything for the traveller as well as great restaurants, business and conference services, and easy access to Qingdao’s airport and golf courses. 306 Xingyang Lu, Chengyang District (8096-6888) 青岛景园假日酒店 城 阳区兴阳路306号 Laozhuancun China Comuunity Art and Culture Hotel (lǎo zhuàn cūn China gōng shè wén huà yì shù jiǔ diàn) 8 Minjiang San Lu (8576-8776) 老转村China公社文化艺术酒店 闽 江三路8号 Oceanwide Elite Hotel (fàn hǎi míng rén jiǔ diàn) 29 Taiping Lu (82996699) 泛海名人酒店 太平路29号 Oriental Hotel (dōng fāng fàn diàn) 4 Daxue Lu (8286-5888) 东方饭店 大 学路4号 Sanfod Hotel (shān fú dà jiǔ diàn) 96 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8399-3888) 山 孚大酒店 香港中路96号 Studio 52 (wǔ shí èr píng fāng guó jì gōng yù) 10 Haifeng Lu (8667-8818 ext.155, 159-5488-3362) 52平方国际 公寓 海丰路10号 CBD Map 32

3 Star Beach Castle Hotel (hǎi tān gǔ bǎo jiǔ diàn) 23-25 Changzhou Lu (8289-3666) 海滩古堡酒店 常州路 23-25号 Cinema Hotel (yǐng shì dà jiǔ diàn) 65 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8573-5768) 影视大酒店 香港中路65号 Fuxin Mansion (fǔ xīn dà shà) 5 Minjiang Lu (8591-1009) 府新大厦 闽 江路5号 CBD Map 33 Haixiang Hotel (hǎi xiáng shāng wù jiǔ diàn) 8 Ziji Shan Zhi Lu, Haungdao (8689-0666) 海翔商务酒店 黄岛紫 金山支路8号 Huangdao Map 51 Huanhai Gloria Inn Qingdao (huán hǎi kǎi lái shāng wù jiǔ diàn) 29 Donghai Xi Lu (8387-8855) 环海凯莱 商务酒店 东海西路29号 Jinjiang Inn (jǐn jiāng zhī xīng) 438 Jinggang Shan Lu, Huangdao (86828999) 锦江之星 黄岛井冈山路438 号 Huangdao Map 54

Qingdao Hotel (qīng dǎo fàn diàn) 66 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8578-1888) 青岛饭店 香港中路66号 Qingdao Renjia Business Hotel (qīng dăo rén jiā shāng wù jiǔ diàn) 99 Nanjing Lu (8610-2222) 青岛人家商 务酒店 南京路99号

Resort Baden Village (bā dōng xiǎo zhèn) Located in Jimo (8657-9997) 芭东小 镇 即墨市 Latour Laguens International Resort Hotel (lā tú lā gān guó jì dù jià jiǔ diàn) Incredible hotel with an affiliated winery in Bordeaux. Boasts a very exclusive wine club, and a stunning location at Shilaoren beach. 316 Xianggang Dong Lu (8896-6969) 拉 图拉甘国际度假酒店 香港东路 316号 SPR Resort (SPR nòng hǎi yuán jiǔ diàn) 316 Xianggang Dong Lu (88893422, 8889-0394) 青岛SPR弄海园酒 店 香港东路316号

Hostels Qingdao Kaiyue Youth Hostel (qīng dǎo kǎi yuè guó jì qīng nián lǚ guǎn) A fine establishment for the weary traveller to rest his head. Carries a charming air of old German architecture, located in the centre of Qingdao concession area. Features a great little bar and is very close to the sea. 31 Jining Lu (8284-5450) yhaqd@ 青岛凯越国际青年旅 馆 济宁路31号 Hotel Ibis (yí bì sī jiǔ diàn) 178 Changjiang Lu, Huangdao (8698-9888) 宜必思酒店 黄岛长江路178号 Huangdao Map 56 YHA Old Observatory (qīng dǎo ào bó wéi tè guó jì qīng nián lǚ shè) 21 Guanxiang Er Lu (8282-2626) 青岛 奥博维特国际青年旅社 观象二 路21号

What to See Beaches No. 1 Bathing Beach (dì yī hǎi shuǐ yù chǎng) Despite the numerical name, it has no bearing on its rank as the greatest beach in Qingdao. It’s simply a name. Swimmers can splash with confidence thanks to a submerged wall of shark-proof netting. 14 Nanhai Lu (8286-6305) 第 一海水浴场 南海路14号

No. 2 Bathing Beach (dì èr hǎi shuǐ yù chǎng) The smallest of Qingdao’s bathing beaches; very private and a great location for swimming. Ideally located for a stroll around the idyllic Badaguan area. Inside Taiping Bay (East of Huiquan Bay) 第二海水浴场 汇泉湾东侧 太平湾内 No. 3 Bathing Beach (dì sān hǎi shuǐ yù chǎng) Secluded among the sycamores of Badaguan, this popular beach offers mesmerising views of Qingdao’s skyline.. 6 Taiping Jiao Lu 第 三海水浴场 太平角路6号 Shilaoren Beach (shí lǎo rén hǎi shuǐ yù chǎng) Located in the southeast part of Qingdao, at the foot of Wu Mountain, is the so called ‘Old Stone Man’(Shilaoren). Haikou Lu 石 老人海水浴场 海口路

Churches & Temples Lutheran Church (jī dū jiào táng) Built in 1910 , the Protestant Church consists of a peaceful courtyard guarded by an impressive bell tower. Quite a change of atmosphere from the major intersection that lies just outside! Bus No. 1,214,217,220 15 Jiangsu Lu (8286-5970) 基督教堂 江苏路15号 St. Michael’s Cathedral (tiān zhǔ jiào táng) The cathedral was built by the Germans in 1934. Regular services are held on Sunday mornings. The interior features extensive murals and some stained glasswork. Bus No. 1,2,5,6. 15 Zhejiang Lu (8286-5960) 天主教堂 浙江路15号 Zhanshan Temple (zhàn shān sì) This temple was built in 1945 and is the most recently constructed temple by followers of the Tiantai Buddhist Sect. On Buddha’s birthday, thousands of worshipers gather here to attend the temple’s fair. Bus No. 26,31,201,304,311,316. 2 Zhiquan Lu (8386-2038) 湛山寺 芝泉路2号 Taiqing Palace (tài qīng gōng) Nestled on the eastern of Laoshan National Park, a centuries-old daoist retreat and a beautiful specimen of harmonious Chinese architecture. Inside Laoshan (8288-9888) 太清 宫 崂山内

Museums Chengyang Buddhism Culture Museum (chéng yáng qū fó jiào wén huà yì shù zhǎn lǎn guǎn) 城 阳区佛教文化艺术展览馆 夏庄街 道源头社区 Haier Museum (hǎi ěr kē jì guǎn) Middle section of Nanling Lu. (88899855) 海尔科技馆 南岭路中段 Laoshan Tea Culture Museum (láo shān chá wén huà bó wù guǎn) The second floor is tea culture area, the third is specific to Laoshan tea. Take No 109, 106 from Licun, or No 371 from Changle Lu, or No 312 from Tuandao to Xiaowang Village, Wanggezhuang. Xiaowang Living Area, Wanggezhuang Street Scene, Laoshan District 崂山 茶文化博物馆 崂山区王哥庄街道 晓望社区 Huangdao Traditional Culture Museum (huáng dǎo qū mín sú zhǎn lǎn guǎn) 1001 Zhujiang Lu 黄 岛区民俗展览馆 珠江路1001号

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=featured in PocketTM Qingdao E=english menu Kalaviuka Art Gallery (miào yīn niǎo huà láng) 2F, 5 Xianggang Zhong Lu (139 0642-1536) 妙音鸟画廊 香港 中路5号2层 Qingdao German-style Prison Site

Museum (qīng dǎo dé guó jiān yù jiù zhǐ bó wù guǎn) (8286-9773) 青岛德国监狱旧址博物馆 常州 路21号 Qingdao Library (qīng dǎo shì tú shū guǎn) 109 Yanji Lu (8501-2112) 青岛市图书馆 延吉路109号

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Lu Xun Park (lǔ xùn gōng yuán) It’s located on the shore of Huiquan Bay and offers beautiful views of the sea. Bus No.6, 26, 201, 302, 304, 316 1 Qinyu Lu (8286-8479) 鲁迅公园 琴 屿路1号 Shilaoren Sightseeing Garden (shí lǎo rén guān guāng yuán) 1 Laoshan Lu (8883-2599) 石老人观光 园 崂山路1号 Signal Hill (xìn hào shān gōng yuán) Xinhao Shan (Signal Hill) was once a signalling station. Nowdays you can climb it to admire the nearby architecture! 18 Longshan Lu (82794141) 信号山公园 龙山路18号 Zhong Shan Park (zhōng shān gōng yuán) Free administration 28 Wendeng Lu (8287-0564) 中山公园 文登路28号

Various Attractions Qingdao Municipal Gallery (qīng dǎo shì měi shù guǎn) 7 Daxue Lu (82888886) 青岛市美术馆 大学路7号

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Qingdao Sculpture Museum (qīng dǎo shì diāo sù yì shù guǎn) Situated on Donghai Rd., overlooking the Sea, this museum displays domestic and foreign art both indoor and in its beautiful gardens. 66 Donghai Dong Lu 青岛市雕塑艺术 馆 东海东路66号

Badaguan (bā dà guān) Named after the eight passes of the Great Wall, the area boasts different architectural styles ranging from German to Dutch. Thick rows of gingko, peach, pine and crab apple trees add to its beauty, especially during spring’s blooming period. Bus No. 15,26,31,202 Wushengguan Lu 八大关 武胜关路

Tianhou Palace (tiān hòu gōng) First built in the Ming Dynasty, today it serves as the Qingdao Folk Customs Museum. Bus No. 6,26,231 19 Taiping Lu (8287-7656) 天后宫 太平路19号 Tsingtao Brewery Museum (qīng dǎo pí jiǔ bó wù guǎn) Built in 1903, the

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original Tsingtao Brewery is now the site of an excellent museum including all round information on Qingdao such as old maps and photographs, information on the history of the brewery and the Tsingtao Beer Company, a tour of the brewery including free beer for all at the Brewery Bar to top it off! 56 Dengzhou Lu (8383-3437) 青岛啤酒博物馆 登 州路56号

Parks & Gardens Baihua Park (bǎi huā yuàn) 11 Jingshan Lu (8286-0584) 百花苑 京 山路11号 Botanical Park (zhí wù yuán) Built in 1976, the Botanical Garden is located at the southern foot of Taipingshan Hill. Inside it is the Senlin Amusement Area. It’s fun for the young and the young at heart. Entrance fee: RMB 10 Bus No. 206, 310, 370, 604 (get off at the Yueyang bus stop) 33 Yuanyang Lu (8386-1179) 植物园 郧阳路33号

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Little Fish Hill Park (xiǎo yú shān gōng yuán) The tower at the top of the hill offers an excellent view of the surrounding area, including Huiquan Square, the No.1 Bathing Beach and Zhong Shan Park. Bus No. 6,26,501,801 24 Fushan Zhi Lu 小鱼山公园 福山 支路24号

Hua Shi Villa (huā shí lóu) An old castle-like building, located in the Badaguan area next to Beach No.2. 18 Huanghai Lu (8387-2168) 花石楼 黄海路18号 Huadong Winery (huá dōng jiǔ zhuāng) You can taste different Huadong wines and try the grapes they are made from. Peaceful scenery make it a great spot to relax for a few hours. Huadong Baili Winery, Nan Long Kou (8881-7878) 华东酒庄 南龙口 华东百利酒庄 Laoshan Scenic Area (láo shān fēng jǐng míng shèng qū) The Mount Lao Scenic Area (Laoshan), also known as one of the cradles of Taoism, is a national park featuring mountains, forests, waterfalls and views of the sea. Laoshan is situated 30 km southeast from Qingdao. Routes: From Qingdao Ferry Dock catch bus No. 304,312; From Taidong - bus No. 104,110; There is a special tourist line from Tuandao to Yakou-bus No. 802. (8889-5695) 崂山 风景名胜区 Little Qingdao Island (xiăo qīng dǎo) A small island with a famous old lighthouse. Well situated in front of the old city, with an excellent view of the pier. 26 Qinyu Lu (8286-3944) 小青岛 琴屿路26号 May 4th Square (wǔ sì guǎng chǎng) Named after the May 4th Movement in 1919, this square offers beautiful sea views and has become the symbol of modern Qingdao. 35 Donghai Xi Lu 五四广场 东海西 路35号 Music Square (yīn yuè guǎng chǎng) In the centre of the square there is a 20-metre high statue named “Sail of Music”. The platform, overlooking the sea, is designed as an open music score, in which world famous melodies are stored. Bus No. 25, 26, 31, 104, 202 Aomen Lu 音乐 广场 澳门路

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Qingdao Guest House (qīng dǎo yíng bīn guǎn) This place was built as the German Governor’s Residence in 1905. Famous guests include China’s former presidents Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. Entrance fee: RMB 15. Bus No.1, 25, 221, 225, 228. 26 Longshan Lu (8288-9888) 青岛迎宾 馆 龙山路26号 Qingdao Polar Ocean World (qīng dǎo jí dì hǎi yáng shì jiè) Entrance fee is RMB 120 for adults, 60 for children. Performances begin at 10:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm. Bus No. 317,501,11,102,104. Get off at Wangjia Maidao Bus Station. 60 Donghai Dong Lu (8590-9999) 青岛极地海洋世界 东海东路60号 Qingdao TV Tower (qīng dǎo diàn shì tǎ) Located on Taiping Hill this tower is 348 meters above sea level and a great place to get a panoramic view of Qingdao. Bus No. 1, 36, 368. 1 Taiping Shan Lu (8365-4020) 青岛电 视塔 太平山路1号 Qingdao Underwater World (qīng dǎo hǎi dǐ shì jiè) 1 Laiyang Lu (82878218) 青岛海底世界 莱阳路1号 Qingdao Zoo (qīng dǎo dòng wù yuán) Bus No. 15,219,220,302. 102 Yan An Yi Lu (8287-2970) 青岛动物园 延 安一路102号 Seashore Sidewalk (bīn hǎi bù xíng dào) 40km of what Qingdao is famous for - sand and surf. The route runs from Tuandao (Old Town) via Badaguan to Shilaoren in the east. 滨 海步行道 从太平路到东海路 Tian Mu City (tiān mù chéng) Has a gallery of international architecture, entertainment places, restaurants and tea houses. Between Dengzhou Lu and Liaoning Lu 天幕城 登州路和 辽宁路间 Zhan Qiao Pier (zhàn qiáo) Built in 1891 and located in Qingdao Bay, it is regarded as one of the symbols of Qingdao. At the southern end of the 440-metre-long pier, is a Chinese pavilion called “Huilan”. Bus No. 2, 8, 25, 26, 201, 301, 304. 12 Taiping Lu (8286-8575) 栈桥 太平路12号

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Moon (yuè) Chinese Restaurant. 2F, Intercontinental Qingdao, 98 Aomen Lu (6656-6666-1588) 月 青岛海尔洲 际酒店2层 澳门路98号 Kowloon Tong (jiǔ lóng táng guǎng dōng cài guǎn) 37 Zhangzhou Yi Lu (8578-0198) 九龙塘广东菜馆 漳州 一路37号

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Lotus (lián yuán) Dim Sum 2F, Copthorne Hotel Qingdao, 28 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8572-1688 ext. 8500) 莲园 香港中路28号 青岛国 敦大酒店2层 Zhongshanyuan (zhōng shān yuán bào chì dùn pĭn diàn) 33 Fuzhou Lu (8577-3333) 中山园鲍翅炖品店 福 州路33号

Dumplings (jiaozi) Kylin French Teppanyaki (yù qí lín fǎ shì tiě bǎn shāo) Classically appointed interior with intimate banquet rooms and a personal chef at every table. 69 Aomen Liu Lu (85796116) 玉麒麟法式铁板烧 澳门六路 69号 CBD Map 37 Teng Wang Ge (téng wáng gé jiǔ diàn) 10 Zhanshan San Lu (8386-6997) 滕王阁酒店 湛山三路10号 Wildfire (míng yàn) Grill Restaurant. 1F, Intercontinental Qingdao, 98 Aomen Lu (6656-6666-1566) 明焰 青 岛海尔洲际酒店1层 澳门路98号

Beijing De Heng Beijing Roast Duck (běi jīng dé héng kǎo yā diàn) One of Qingdao’s grandest locales for Beijing roast duck, with a colourful facade and giant lions keeping watch over the door. 49 Nanjing Lu (8578-2956) 北京德恒烤鸭店 南京路49号 CBD Map 35 Jinghualou Beijing Roast Duck (jīng huá lóu běi jīng kǎo yā) 11 Fuzhou Bei Lu (8575-7811) 京华楼北京烤鸭 福州北路11号 Ping’s Beijing Duck (xiǎo wáng fǔ fàn diàn) Crispy duck skin, cucumber and spring onions, all wrapped together in a pancake and garnished with plum sauce... Ping’s is a great place to sample the pleasures of Beijing duck without breaking the bank. 20 Yan Er Dao Lu (8575-0208) 小王府饭店 燕儿岛路20号 HKG Map 13

Cantonese It is often said Cantonese people will eat “anything with legs except a table, and anything that flies except an aeroplane.” Don’t let this put you off - the cuisine is one of China’s greatest, and includes the delicate dim sum snacks Bi Feng Tang (gǎng jì bì fēng táng) Dim sum is the order of the day, and can bewilder new-comers with the number of dishes on offer. Don’t be put off though, it’s a treat, and open till the wee small hours too (closes at 4am) 158 Minjiang Lu (8577-6789) 港记避风塘 闽江 路158号 Hong Kong Old Restaurant (xiāng găng lăo fàn diàn) Simply superb and centrally located, the sheer number of dishes on the menu will

Da Niang (dà niáng shuǐ jiǎo) Taidong Pedestrian Area 大娘水饺 台 东步行街 Da Qing Hua Dumplings (dà qīng huā jiǎo zi) Everybody loves dumplings, and this is possibly the best place to get your jiaozi fix. Boiled and fried dumplings are available with a wide range of fillings, and there is also an extensive menu of other dishes to supplement them. 56 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8575-3697) 大清花饺子 香港中路56号 CBD Map 40 Laobian (lǎo biān jiǎo zi guǎn) Friendly staff, terrific food (well beyond the dumplings), and a beautiful interior make this a sure hit. The lamb and carrot dumplings are particularly good. 39 Nanjing Lu (8577-9938) 老边饺子馆 南京路39 号 CBD Map 43 San He Yuan Dumplings (sān hé yuán shuĭ jiăo) Home-style restaurant that specialises in dumplings. The main menu is in Chinese only, but there is an English language dumpling menu. 39 Zhangzhou Er Lu (8593-2008) 三合园 水饺 漳州二路39号 HKG Map 16

Homestyle Hao Hao Xiao Chu (hào hào xiǎo chú) 7 Xianxialing Lu (8870-0889) 浩 浩小厨 仙霞岭路7号 Haiyiyuan (hǎi yí yuán) 95 Fuchun Jiang Lu, Huangdao (8688-5066) 海怡 园 黄岛富春江路95号 Huangdao Map 54 Jin Shan Restaurant (jīn shān dà jiǔ diàn) Middle section of Shenzhen Lu 金山大酒店 深圳路中段 Ju Xiang Ju (jù xiàng jū jiā cháng cài guǎn) 10 Chenghai Yi Lu (8589-8217) 聚相居家常菜馆 澄海一路10号 Kangji Restaurant (kāng jì sī fáng cài guǎn) 2 Zhangpu Lu (8577-8016) 康记私房菜馆 漳浦路2号 Le Tai Yuan (lè tài yuán kuài cān diàn) 24 hour Chinese fast food, serving home-style cooking, dumplings, barbeque etc. Zhangzhou Er Lu 乐泰园快餐店 漳州二路 HKG Map 17 Yucong (yù cōng jiā cháng cài guăn) 147 Minjiang Lu (8577-0222) 毓 聪家常菜馆 闽江路147号

Beneath Xiaozhu Shan are some foothills, a fine place for an afternoon hike or a morning run. The grass is green, and for most of the year, the sky is blue. The ground is now frozen hard, but usually it’s not. You can find shepherds up there every day grazing their animals. Some have cows; some have goats; some have both. In all, there are about 10 households who graze animals around the mountain - the Kaifaqu side of the mountain, anyways. Usually, a shepherd takes his herd out early in the morning then comes back for a long lunch and nap. In the afternoon, he takes them out again. One shepherd I know usually does goats in the morning and then cows in the afternoon, or vice-versa. One good trick he uses with cows is to tie up the mother cow. Since calves never stray from their mother, he is free to roam his goats. (That trick works with goats, too.) One homestead has about 600 goats! It’s quite a business, and they divide the herd into groups of 60 or so for grazing. On a smaller scale, there is one lone shepherd named Song who often takes his small herd of 25 or so far up onto Xiaozhu Shan. He is a true mountain man (with real mountain goats!). One time, I saw someone lose control of a large calf. It ran amok, stampeding through a neighbor’s cabbage. Boy, was she mad! Still though, the shepherds provide a different perspective on our digital age. Many farmers have hand phones, but the shepherds, for whatever reason, don’t. You can see them lounging in the hills, watching their herds, doing seemingly nothing, passing the time while their animals feed. It’s the slow life.

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Hotpot Central Hong Kong Hotpot (zhōng huán xiāng gǎng huǒ guō) 39 Zhangzhou Lu (8077-7789) 中环香港 火锅 漳州路39号

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Guang Kai Seafood Restaurant (guǎng kāi hǎi wèi dà jiǔ diàn) 316 Xianggang Dong Lu (8889-6835) 广开 海味大酒店 香港东路316号 Haidao Seafood Restaurant (hǎi dǎo yú cūn dà jiǔ diàn) 40 Yunxiao Lu (8572-0846) 海岛渔村大酒店 云 霄路40号 Hai Meng Yuan (hǎi mèng yuán) 3 Yan Er Dao Lu (8592-8488) 海梦园 燕 儿岛路3号 Jinshan Restaurant (jīn shān dà jiǔ diàn) Mid Section of Lishandong Lu (8889-0088) 金山大酒店 李山 东路中段 Jinmeng Restaurant (jīn mèng dà jiǔ diàn) 316 Xianggang Dong Lu (oppo.

Donglaishun (dōng lái shùn) 400 Jinggang Shan Lu (8689-9998) 东来 顺 黄岛井冈山路400号 Huangdao Map 53 Dou Lai Shun (dōu lái shùn fàn diàn) 232 Minjiang Lu (8571-7676) 都来顺 饭店 闽江路232号 Tanyutou Hotpot (tán yú tóu huŏ guō) 14 Minjiang Lu (8583-9076) 谭鱼 头火锅 闽江路14号 Xiao Fei Yang (xiǎo féi yáng) Sublime hot-pot restaurant chain and uniquely sociable dining experience. The lamb is particularly delicious at this restaurant next to Yinhai Marina. 30 Donghai Zhong Lu (inside Yinhai Marina) (8592-1000) 小肥羊 东海中 路30号(银海国际游艇俱乐部内) Yaoyao Hotpot (yáo yáo huǒ guō) 55 Furong Lu (8363-8118) 瑶瑶火锅 芙蓉路55号

Porridge Lao Man Ke (lǎo mǎn kè zhōu diàn) 113 Jiangxi Lu (8576-8625) 老满客粥 店 江西路113号 Dawanlai Porridge (dà wǎn lái zhōu diàn) 344 Zijin Shan Lu, Huangdao (8697-5888) 大碗来粥店 黄岛紫金 山路344号 Huangdao Map 51 San Bao (sān bǎo zhōu diàn) 158 Minjiang Lu (8577-0119) 三宝粥店 闽 江路158号

Kilin Crown Hotel) (8889-0285) 金梦 大酒店 香港东路316号 (麒麟大 酒店对面) Yijinglou (yí jǐng lóu hǎi xiān dà shì jiè) 6 Taiwan Lu (8592-9138) 怡景楼 海鲜大世界 台湾路6号 Yiqinglou (yí qíng lóu hǎi xiān) 80 Ningxia Lu (8582-5888) 怡情楼海鲜 宁夏路80号 Yu Ma Tou Seafood Restaurant

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Scrumptious seafood and a whole lot more in this Yunxiao Road establishment. All the food here is of the highest quality, but special mention must go to the deep fried spicy squid... out of this world! 24 Yunxiao Lu (8573-3583) 渔码头海 鲜舫 云霄路24号 CBD Map 39

Shandong Characterised by the use of vinegar and strong aromatics, Shandong cuisine is one of China’s most famous varieties and is particularly prominent here in Qingdao. Lao Zhuan Cun (lǎo zhuàn cūn shān dōng cài guǎn) 112 Minjiang Lu (8575-3776) 老转村山东菜馆 闽 江路112号 Qingdao Restaurant (qīng dǎo cài guǎn ào mén lù diàn) 17 Aomen Lu (8388-0098) 青岛菜馆(澳门路店) 澳 门路17号 Steven Gao’s Restaurant (gāo shì sī fáng cài) E 20 Zhuhai Lu (8589-3899) 高氏私房菜 珠海路20号

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Yuansheng Haigang Haorizi (yuán shèng hǎi gǎng hǎo rì zǐ fàn diàn) 5 Yunxiao Lu (8573-5733) 源盛海港好 日子饭店 云霄路5号

Shanghai Seafood Ah Yat Abalone Restaurant (ā yī bào yú jiǔ jiā) originated by the world master of culinary arts, Mr.Yeung Koon Yat, is famous for it’s abalone,shark’s fin and bird’s nest. Also there are many typical Cantonese cuisine. Warm welcome for your coming. 2F, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 76 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8571-8888 ext.8659) 阿一鲍鱼酒 家 香港中路76号 青岛颐中皇冠 假日酒二层

Da Shanghai Restaurant (dà shàng hǎi fàn diàn)1F Hai Tian Hotel, 48 Xianggang Xi Lu (8387-1888) 大上 海饭店 香港西路48号 海天大 酒店1层

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Golden Sea Corner (jīn hǎi jiǎo dù jià cūn) 27 Taiping Jiao Yi Lu (8386-0188) 金海角度假村 太平角 一路27号

Boiling Fish Township (fèi téng yú xiāng) The stylish interior design makes this one of the classiest places in town to enjoy your Sichuan spices. The picture menu makes ordering easier, and you can also enjoy the inventive English translations they have come up with. 1F, C Tower, World Trade Centre, 6 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8591-9917) 沸腾鱼乡 香港中路 6号 (世界贸易中心C座1层) CBD Map 31 Dieqiao (dié qiào shí shàng chuān cài cān tīng) Classy Sichuan restaurant with a stunning bamboo display scaling its two floors. 111 Zhangzhou Lu (8571-7123) 蝶俏时 尚川菜餐厅 漳州路111号 HKG Map 11 Lao Sichuan (lǎo sì chuān jiǔ jiā) 105 Zijin Shan Lu, Huangdao (8688-9667) 老四川酒家 黄岛紫金山路105号 Huangdao Map 55 Lao Zhuan Cun (lǎo zhuàn cūn) Superb Sichuan fare, with great service. A hugely popular restaurant with locals and laowais alike, and one of the few Chinese restaurants at which you may have to book ahead. Try the lamb, served on a sizzling platter - mouthwatering! 158 Minjiang Lu (8577-2776) 老转村 闽江路158号 Qin Ji (qín jì xiāng là shí fǔ) Sichuan restaurant that specialises in delicious spicy crab meat. The pan-fried baozi are also not to be missed! 230 Minjiang Lu (8575-7599) 秦记香辣食 府 闽江路230号 HKG Map 14 Shan Cheng Chilli Pepper (shān chéng hóng là jiāo) 24 hour Sichuan restaurant, perfect for your late night spice cravings. As the name suggests, red-hot chilli peppers are a priority here! 109 Minjiang Lu 山城红辣椒 闽 江路109号 CBD Map 38 Shu Xiang Yuan (shǔ xiāng yuàn) Hidden away in the basement of the World Trade Centre, this gem is well worth finding. Shu Xiang Yuan specializes in spicy Sichuan cuisine – their mapo doufu comes highly recommended. 6 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8591-0688) 蜀香苑 香港中路6号 CBD Map 33 South Beauty (qiào jiāng nán) Inside Ausotel, this curiously designed establishment has isolated dining cocoons in which you can feast on a gourmet fusion of Sichuan and Guangdong food. A splendid upmarket Chinese restaurant. 1F, Ausotel Meihua, 135 Yan An San Lu (8197-8877) 俏江南 延安三路135号 美华澳斯特酒店1层 CBD Map 44 Tian Lu Yuan (tiān lù yuán dà jiǔ diàn) Fantastic Sichuan place with helpful staff and terrific cuisine. Tian Lu Yuan will satisfy in every way. 20-4 Yanerdao Lu (8577-9879) 天禄园大酒 店 燕儿岛路20-4号 HKG Map 12 Xiao Shao Xing (xiǎo shào xīng) 636 Jinggang Shan Lu (8689-7777) 小绍 兴 黄岛井冈山路636号

Taiwan Autumn Town (qiū tiān xiǎo zhèn) 27 Dayao Er Lu (8578-8349) 秋天小镇 大尧二路27号

Dunhuang (dūn huáng hǎi xiān jiǔ lóu) 106 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8588-7556) 敦煌海鲜酒楼 香港中 路106号

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Sichuan Famed for its bold flavours of chili and huajiao, Sichuan food in Qingdao is nothing like the ‘Kung Pao Chicken’ that you’ll find in other parts of the world.

Bellagio (lù gǎng xiǎo zhèn) E With great service and dozens of dishes from all over Asia, this chic eatery is a great choice for any occasion. Truly impressive all round, especially the shaved ices and

=featured in PocketTM Qingdao E=english menu other desserts. Also has locations in Beijing and Shanghai. Aomen San Lu (8387-0877) 鹿港小镇 澳门三路 CBD Map 34 La Zuyette Restaurant (fǎ yē cān tīng) Elegant, lavishly decorated Chinese restaurant that serves a wide range of cuisine including Cantonese, Sichuan, Taiwan, Shanghai and Shandong specialities. 53 Yunxiao Lu (8578-8368) 法耶餐厅 云霄路53号 CBD Map 41 Taipei Yes (tái běi Yes) An extremely hip locale with great service and atmosphere, inside Sunshine department store. Don’t miss the awesome milkshakes! 2F, Sunshine Dept. Store, 38 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8667-7088) 台北Yes 香港中路38 号 阳光百货2层 CBD Map 36

Xinjiang Xinjiang Red Guava Restaurant (xīn jiāng hóng shí liú) Rm. 701, Tian Mu City, 80 Liaoning Lu (8202-8018) 新 疆红石榴 辽宁路80号 天幕美食 城内701号

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Fusion Cafe Asia (yà zhōu kā fēi) E 2F, Crowne Plaza Hotel Qingdao, 76 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8571-8888) 亚 洲咖啡 香港中路76号 青岛颐中皇 冠假日酒店2层 HKG Map 12 Café Yum (yī pǐn táng zì zhù cān tīng) Amazing. This restaurant is by far the best buffet in town, with made-toorder pastas, delicacies from all over Asia and a great desert selection. Plus all you can drink beer! 1F, Valley Wing, Shangri-La Hotel. 9 Xianggang Zhong Lu(8388-3838 ext. 6478) 一品堂自助 餐厅 香港中路9号 香格里拉大饭 店盛世阁1层 CBD Map 31 China Gongshe (zhōng guó gōng shè) Amazing establishment serving up-market Chinese, with Japanese and Korean influence. Interior modelled on Hakka architecture, exterior looks like a giant fez. 8 Minjiang San Lu (8077-6776) 中国公社 闽江三路8号 HKG Map 18 Hong Kong 97 (xiāng gǎng jiǔ qī) An excellent, up-market Hong Kong chain, which has superb range of Chinese dishes as well as Japanese, Thai and Korean food. 90 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8588-3388) 香港97 香港 中路90号 HKG Map 15 Hong Kong 97 VIP (xiāng gǎng jiǔ qī VIP) 1-2F, Huanhai Apartment, 22 Yan Er Dao Lu (8597-1112) 香港97VIP店 燕儿岛路22号 环海公寓1、2层 In the Kitchen/Top (guó yàn chú fáng) Huge restaurant with an atmosphere as full-on as its ambition. Multi-faceted, pan-Asian cuisine, belly dancers, musicians... Chaos! 18 Ninghai Lu (Beer Street) (8380-9888) 国宴厨 房 宁海路18号(啤酒街)

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Indian Fatema Indian Restaurant (fă dì mă yìn dù cān tīng) Some of the finest cuisine in Qingdao, Fatema’s range of Indian specialities is astounding. From delicate kormas to tongue-searing vindaloos, authentic dishes are carefully prepared according to genuine regional recipes. 10 Gutian Lu (137-30994178) 法蒂玛印度餐厅 古田路10 号丁 HKG Map 11 Flavors Pizza & Cafe (měi wèi kā fēi xī cān tīng) No. 10, Bldg. 29, Tiantai Apartments, Lushan Lu (8699-9140) 美 味咖啡西餐厅 黄岛庐山路 天泰小 区29座 Huangdao Map 58 Yamuna (yà mù nà yìn dù liào lǐ) A gem of an Indian restaurant, with great service and perfectly blended curries. Reasonably priced, especially given the quality, and a great place to impress guests. Located at the back of the opulent Haiqing Hotel ‘A’ Block. 2F, bldg. A, Haiqing Hotel, 11 Donghai Zhong Lu (8588-7868) 亚穆 纳印度料理 东海中路11号 海情 大酒店A座2层

Japanese Aka-Noren (chì de shān shuǐ) 19 Chenghai Yi Lu (8593-5719) 赤的山水 澄海一路19号

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Agemann (yáng wàn gǔ rì běn liào lǐ) 4F, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 76 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8571-8888 ext.8680) 扬万古日本料理 香港中 路76号 青岛颐中皇冠假日酒4层 Ajisen Noodle (wèi qiān lā miàn) 1F, Carrefour, 21 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8580-6375) 味千拉面 香港中 路21号 家乐福1层 2F, Jusco, 72 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8597-3351) 香 港中路72号 佳世客2层 Daochuan (dào chuān rì běn liào lǐ)10 (Jia) Gutian Lu (8589-5418) 稻川 日本料理 古田路10号甲 Gepeng Fushi Japanese (gē pēng fù shì) 263 Wuyi Shan Lu, Huangdao (8699-9916) 割烹富士 黄岛武夷山 路263号 Huangdao Map 56 Honghua Village (hóng huā xiāng gǔ) 2F, Copthorne Hotel Qingdao, 28 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8572-1688 ext. 8700) 红花香谷 香港中路28号 青 岛国敦大酒店2层 Kuji Kuji Asian Dining and Sweets 110 Shanghang Lu (8592-1830) 上杭 路110号 HKG Map 21

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Qingshuiwu Japanese (qīng shuǐ wū rì běn liào lǐ) 370 Wuyi Shan Lu (86973783) 清水屋日本料理 黄岛武夷山 路370号 Huangdao Map 51 Noboru (shēng jiā) Excellent selection of Japanese favourites, from hotpots to sizzling beef to sashimi. 158元 all-you-can-eat! 123 Zhangzhou Er Lu (8588-2737) 昇 家 漳州二路123号 150 Jiangxi Lu (8588-8007) 昇家 江西路150号 2F, Bldg. A, Haiqing Hotel, 11 Donghai Zhong Lu昇家 东海中路11号 海情 大酒店A座2层 Sumo and Sushi (yù hǎi lì) 12 Gutian Lu (8587-6001) 玉海力 古田 路12号 HKG Map 16

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Tengshan Japanese Restaurant (téng shān rì běn liào lǐ) 6 Chenghai San Lu (8592-2477) 滕山日本料理 澄 海三路6号 Xiangyin Japanese (xiāng yīn rì běn liào lǐ) 368 Wuyi Shan Lu (8697-3948) 乡音日本料理 黄岛武夷山路368 号 Huangdao Map 52 Yamazen Japanese Cuisine (shān qián) Cnr. Yan Er Dao Lu & Xiao yao San Lu (Opposite Yanerdao Lu Elementary School) (8592-0138) 山前 燕儿岛路 逍遥三路交叉口(燕儿岛路小学对 面) HKG Map 22 Yinshui Japanese Restaurant (yín shuǐ rì běn liào lǐ) 279 Wuyi Shan Lu,. Huangdao (8699-9050) 银水日本料 理 黄岛武夷山路279号 Yu Shen Hu (yù shén hù) Raw fish galore in this Japanese sushi bar. Great taste, great value. 11 Yan Er Dao Lu (8592-5470) 御神户 燕儿岛路11号

Korean With up to 100,000 Koreans calling Qingdao home, Korean restaurants abound throughout Hong Kong Garden and other neighbourhoods. Some great dishes include: •p  ào cài 泡菜 (kimchi) - spicy pickled vegetables, often an appetizer (v) • t ǔ dòu bǐng 土豆饼 - potato pancake with onion •b  àn fàn 拌饭 (bebimbap) - bowl of rice with vegetables, egg and usually meat • hán guó shāo kǎo 韩国烧烤 Korean barbecue An Shi Stove (ān shì huǒ lú) Intimate Korean BBQ place on the pedestrian area of HK Garden (very close to the SPR coffee shop). Usually fills up at dinner time so be sure to get there early. 82 Zhangzhou Er Lu (8593-6869) 安氏火炉 漳州二路82号 HKG Map 18 Ba Gong Shan (bā gōng shān) 23 Zhangzhou Yi Lu (8575-5346) 八公山 漳州一路23号

Niuchang Japanese (niú chǎng rì běn liào lǐ) 192 Wuyi Shan Lu, Huangdao (8610-9731) 牛场日本料理 黄岛武 夷山路192号 Huangdao Map 53

Don Korea (dōng gǔ lái) 87 Donghai Dong Lu (8097-8899) 东古来 东海 东路87号

Han A Reum (dà róng shù) 2F, Copthorne Hotel Qingdao, 28 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8867-8080) 大 榕树 香港中路28号 青岛国敦大 酒店2层 Hengbo Restaurant (hēng bó míng jiā) An incredibly classy Korean eatery with a whole floor dedicated to barbeque. The set dinner consists of nearly 20 exquisitely prepared courses. 12 Jianfei Garden, 87 Xianggang Dong Lu (8801-1080) 亨伯名家 香港东路 87号 建飞花园12号 Huo Lu Qing Charcoal BBQ House (huǒ lú qíng tàn huǒ shāo kǎo wū) A great reasonably-priced Korean BBQ restaurant. No English menu, but the staff are friendly and helpful! 14 Gutian Lu (8588-6773) 火炉情炭火烧烤屋 古田路14号 HKG Map 15 Jingfugong (jǐng fú gōng) 43 Xianggang Xi Lu (8386-2449) 景福宫 香港西路43号 KumsuKangsan (jǐn xiù shān hé hán guó cān tīng) 4F, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 76 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8571-8888 ext.8690) 锦绣山河韩国餐厅 香 港中路76号 青岛颐中皇冠假日 酒4层 Meng Family Korean Restaurant

(mèng jiā hán guó cān tīng) 1F,

Kaixuan Garden, 1-4 Xianxia Ling Lu (8896-3382) 孟家韩国餐厅 仙霞岭 路1-4 凯旋家园1层 Mix Mix (mǐ shì mǐ shì) 202 Changjiang Zhong Lu, Qingdao Kaifaqu (8699-5566) 米世米世 青岛 开发区 长江中路202号 Tudari (tŭ dà lì) A branch of the popular Korean chain. Tudari has a vast selection of Korean food on its menu. 131 Minjiang Lu (8577-3011) 土大力 闽江路131号 CBD Map 35 Yicun Korean (yì cūn cān tīng) 1325 Zhujiang Lu (8699-0199) 艺村餐 厅 黄岛珠江路1325号 Huangdao Map 55 Hamheaung Korean Cold Noodles

(zhèng ān yī wèi) A great place for

cold noodle dishes, of course. This restaurant also serves a wide range of traditional Korean specialties. Conveniently located just north of Hong Kong Gardens. 10 Gutian Lu (8589-2055) 正安一味 古田路10号 HKG Map 20

Thai Bamboo Bar & Thai Restaurant E (shuǐ àn tài guó cān bā) Indulge in the finest Thai cuisine this side of Shanghai, or just chill out in the serene surroundings and soak up the atmosphere with a bottle of suds! Bamboo is such a cozy restaurant, you won’t be able to leave! 34 Shanghang Lu (8589-5152) 水岸泰 国餐吧 上杭路34号 HKG Map 5

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American Ric’s American Cafe (ruì kè měi shì cān bā) 182 Wuyi Shan Lu, Huangdao (8610-6726) 瑞克美式餐吧 黄岛武 夷山路182号 Huangdao Map 54 The Diner (dān ní měi shì cān tīng) E Fast, friendly service, proper English breakfasts (weekends only), bottomless cups of coffee, a decadent chocolate soufflé and the biggest burger in town. Next to the SPR in May 4th Square. 33 Donghai Xi Lu (8577-2051) 丹尼美式餐厅 东海 西路33号 CBD Map 39

Brazilian Cafe Asia (yà zhōu kā fēi) E 2F, Crowne Plaza Hotel Qingdao, 76 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8571-8888) 亚 洲咖啡 香港中路76号 青岛颐中皇 冠假日酒店2层 HKG Map 12 Golden Hans (jīn hàn sī) Brazilianstyle barbecue, with over 20 different types and served at your table by waiters resembling cowboys in lederhosen. Pitchers are only 12 RMB, or free between 11am-2pm. 139 Ningxia Lu (8580-0636) 金汉斯 宁 夏路139号

French La Villa (lā wéi lā fǎ guó cān tīng) E This great, chilled bar/ restaurant features a Tapas Bar on the left and fine French cuisine on the right. Cool music and some of the best cocktails in town, making this a superb place to chill out or catch up with friends. 5 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8388-6833) 拉维拉法国餐厅 香港 中路5号CBD Map 37

Le Bang (lè bāng fǎ guó xī cān tīng) E Great selection of food, wine and cool music. Comfy seating and a chilled-out vibe, particularly on the spacious second floor loft. Sunday evenings pizza is buy 1 get 1 free! 13 Chenghai Yi Lu (8593-5279) 乐邦法国 西餐厅 澄海一路13号 HKG Map 3

Fusion Cafe Asia (yà zhōu kā fēi) E Western, Asian, Indian, Brazilian and Mongolian buffet. Bread and cakes 50% off everyday after 5:30pm at the deli counter. 2F, Crowne Plaza Hotel Qingdao, 76 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8571-8888) 亚洲咖啡 香港中路 76号 青岛颐中皇冠假日酒店2层 HKG Map 12 Café Yum (yī pǐn táng zì zhù cān tīng) Theatre Café concept in buffet and a la carte. 1F, Valley Wing, ShangriLa Hotel. 9 Xianggang Zhong Lu(83883838 ext. 6478) 一品堂自助餐厅 香 港中路9号 香格里拉大饭店盛世阁 1层 CBD Map 31 Flavours (pǐn xiāng yuàn) All Day Dining. 3F,Intercontinental Qingdao, 98 Aomen Lu (6656-6666-1555) 品 香苑 青岛海尔洲际酒店3层 澳 门路98号

The Oriental Express Serving classic and inventive international fare by renowned chef Nathan and his friendly staff led by Huangdao Kaifaqu favorite Max. A great place to meet friends for some comfort food made with a generous helping of affection and care. 126 Lushan Lu (134 6829-9634) 黄岛庐山路126号 Huangdao Map 59 Spring (fǎ ěr chūn tiān zhŭ liú cān bā) 8 Minjiang Lu (8580-8889) 法尔春天主流餐吧 闽江路8号 Sunshine Grill (yáng guāng xī cān tīng) A generous buffet of salad items, desserts, sashimi and more accompanies every gourmet entree (or just get the buffet!), and the smoothies are extremely good as well. Stop in for lunch or dinner. 2F, Sunshine Dept. Store, 38 Xianggang Zhong Lu (86677190) 阳光西餐厅 香港中路38号 阳光百货2层 CBD Map 33 Taste Music Restaurant (mù zĭ yōu pǐn) 8 Aomen Qi Lu (8381-1111) 木子 优品 澳门七路8号

Pasta Fresca Da Salvatore Italian Restaurant (shā huá duō lì yì dà lì cān tīng) E Expert chefs bring the finest of Italian cuisine to Qingdao. Delicious pastas and mains, a fine list of wines and the best pizzas in town. Buon appetito! 1F, Nth. Tower, Huangjin Plaza, 20 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8502-5647) 沙华多利意大利餐 厅 香港中路20号 黄金广场北楼1 层 CBD Map 1

Sorrento Pizza (sà lái duō bǐ sà) E A great alternative to Pizza Hut! The service is good with at least 6 servers on hand to assist customers. They also deliver, so you can kick back at home. 50 Zhangzhou Er Lu (8592-8282) 萨来多比萨 漳州二 路50号 HKG Map 3 Xianxialing Lu 仙霞岭路

Trattoria Verde (běi lǜ dăo yì dà lì míng cài cān tīng) Brand new Italian eatery conveniently located in Hong Kong Gardens. For a fresh take on lasagna, carbonara and arrabiata along with a great range of wines, this place is definitely worth a visit! 100 Shanghang Lu (8589-8530) 北绿 岛意大利名菜餐厅 上杭路100号 HKG Map 13

Kalinka Russian Restaurant (kǎ lín kǎ é shì jiǔ bā) E An extensive

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Istanbul (yī shì tǎn bù ěr) Great roasted lamb, bbq skewers, fresh veggies and delectable yogurt sauce at prices that will make you overorder. A great addition to Qingdao’s international food scene. 2F, Food Court, iGo Mall, Hong Kong Gardens (8118-0888) 伊士坦布尔 古田路 18号 爱购时尚百货商城2层 美 食广场

town to sample delicious authentic German food. German beer and huge portions of Bratwurst, schnitzel and sauerkraut to fill even the largest of bellies! 173 Jiangxi Lu (8592-1096) 曼 海姆角西餐厅酒吧 江西路173号 HKG Map 19

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Italian Cassani (kǎ sà nī) This Italian-owned cafe and bar offers superb coffee and a wide range of luscious ice creams. To soak up the relaxing atmosphere, drop by at night for a cocktail or glass of fine wine happy hour 5:30pm-7.30pm! Indulge yourself like you’re in italy. 90 (Yi) Minjiang Lu (8581-8263) 卡萨妮 闽江路90号乙 CBD Map 6 Da Vinci Restaurant & Lounge (dá fēn qí yì dà lì cān tīng) Authentic and new creation menus, old and new world wines. Valley Wing Level 3, Shangri-La Hotel, Qingdao, 9 Xianggang zhong lu (8388-3838 ext. 6900) 达芬奇意大利餐厅 香港中路 9号 青岛香格里拉大饭店盛世阁3 层 CBD Map 36 Murano’s (mèng lā nuò) E 2F, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 76 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8571-8888 ext. 8650) 梦拉 诺 香港中路76号 青岛颐中皇冠假 日酒店2层 Napoli Italian Wine Bar & Restaurant (ná bō lĭ yì dà lì jiǔ bā cān tīng) Chef Stefano continues to create works of culinary art. For perennially perfect pastas and pizzas, don’t hesitate to spend an evening here. 43 Xianggang Xi Lu (oppo. Haitian Hotel) (8386-2200) 拿波里意大利酒吧餐厅 香港西路 43号(海天大酒店对面)

Russian menu, with a range of salads, snacks and more substantial mains. Delicious food and plenty of vodka to wash it down! Come at dinner time, when live music and dancing will entertain you as you eat. 52 Zhangzhou Er Lu (8589-1185) 卡琳卡俄式酒吧 漳州 二路52号 HKG Map 4


German Monnemer Eck (màn hǎi mǔ jiǎo xī cān tīng jiǔ bā) The only place in

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Pizza / Delivery Big Pizza (bǐ gé) 384 Jinggang Shan Lu, Huangdao (8688-9599) 比格 黄岛 井冈山路384号 Huangdao Map 57 Flavors Pizza & Cafe (měi wèi kā fēi xī cān tīng) No. 10, Bldg. 29, Tiantai Apartments, Lushan Lu (8699-9140) 美 味咖啡西餐厅 黄岛庐山路 天泰小 区29座 Huangdao Map 58 Genoa Pizza (jí nuò wǎ bǐ sà) 2F, 76 Weihai Lu (8380-9022) 吉诺瓦比萨 威海路76号2层 Lisa’s Pizzeria (lì sà bǐ sà) E Great place serving much more than pizza (the ribs are highly recommended); home delivery is available. David and Ellen also keep a great selection of local art, most of which is for sale. 8 Chenghai Yi Lu (8588-8839) 力萨 比萨 澄海一路8号 HKG Map 14 Pizza Hut (bì shèng kè) E Americanstyle pizza that comes with a wide range of toppings and crusts.Reliably tasty, not too expensive. 1F, 63 Taidong San Lu (8367-2988) 必胜客 台东三 路63号1层 B1, Yihe Mansion, 10 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8503-0088) 必 胜客 香港中路10号 颐和国际B座 1层 CBD Map 32 Pizza JJ (dì dì bǐ sà) E An Americanstyle pizzeria with American-style sizes – their XXL ‘Superpizza’ is a whopping 50cm in diameter! Sit in for dinner and enjoy the spectacular dough-tossing show. Home delivery available. 10 Gutian Lu (8592-3033) 帝帝比萨(青岛店) 古 田路10号 HKG Map 17 361 Heyang Lu (8796-8680) 帝帝比萨(城阳店) 合阳路361号

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Café, Tea, Ice Cream Cafés Alexander Coffee (yà lì shān dà kā fēi) 36 Daming Lu (Weihai Lu Pedestrian Area) (8381-1663) 亚历 山大咖啡 大名路36号 (威海路 步行街) Amy’s Bakery (ài mì ér dàn gāo diàn) E The HKG location serves an impressive array of western-style sandwiches and snacks and deserts. The Taidong location specialises in coffee and cheesecake. 19 Minjiang Lu (8501-7332) 艾蜜儿蛋糕店 闽江 路19号 Weihai Lu, Pedestrian Walk (8381-6356) 艾蜜儿蛋糕店 威海路 步行街一期 72 Shanghang Lu (85883613) 艾蜜儿蛋糕店 上杭路72号 HKG Map 18 Bäckermeister (bèi mài sī tè) E Freshly baked artisan breads in the finest European tradition, as well as soups, sandwiches coffee and imported wine. Also serves breakfast. Open 6:45-21:30. 151 Minjiang Lu (8077-0123) 贝麦斯特 闽江路151 号 HKG Map 20 Be For Time Teahouse (bì fēng táng chá guǎn) 24-hour teahouse with a great deal – for 18 RMB you can order as much as you like from one side of the menu, with drinks, teas and ice cream all covered. 149 Minjiang Lu 避风塘茶馆 闽江路149号 CBD Map 31 Box Café Shop (hé zi zá huò diàn) A funky little café/bar/sundry store selling attractive household items, quirky gifts and even a range of skate shoes! 51 Zhangzhou Lu (8573-1189) 盒子杂货店 漳州路51号 HKG Map 13 Cafe Alley (áo lì kā fēi) E 24 hour seaview cafe. 35 Donghai Xi Lu (6677-6797) 敖丽咖啡 东海西路35 号 CBD Map 35

=featured in PocketTM Qingdao E=english menu Café BIC 65 Zhangzhou Lu (85781698) 漳州路65号 Cafe Davinne’s E (kā fēi dá bīn sī) Sumptuous, homemade Belgian chocolates, waffles, ice creams and quality coffee, lovingly prepared in a homely setting. For when life has worn you out and you need a little pampering. C2, 308 Xianggang Dong Lu (8896-7653) 咖啡达彬斯 香港东 路308号C2 (kā fēi mǎ lǔ) 28 Café Maru Zhangzhou Yi Lu (8575-6668) 咖啡玛 鲁 漳州一路28号 HKG Map 15

Café Kona (kā fēi kòu nà) E With a great atmosphere, well-crafted beans from Hawaii’s Kona Coast and an assortment of delicious desserts, Cafe Kona is a very pleasant place to sit for a while and enjoy a few cups of joe. 21 (Jia) Minjiang Er Lu (85735300) 咖啡蔻纳 闽江二路21号( 甲) HKG Map 12 3 Taipingjiao Er Lu (8389-6682) 咖啡蔻纳 太平角二路 3号 Laoshan Beijiushui (8705-3257) 咖啡蔻纳 崂山北九水

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Cafe Solo (suǒ lún kā fēi) Gorgeous little place set in a small garden on Yanerdao Lu! With Tsingtao’s at RMB 15, Solo’s sure to become a popular hang-out. Not easy to find - south of the Crowne Plaza on Yanerdao

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Lu, about 20m before you get to crossroads with Donghai Lu, look behind the hedgerows on the western side of the street. 1 Hua Qing Huayuan (Hai Meng Yuan Duimian) 6 Yanerdao Lu (8577-8000) 索伦咖啡 燕儿岛路6 号 华青花园1号楼 (海梦苑对面)

Lu (8699-6666 ext. 8556) 滴滴坊 长 江中路459号 世纪海丰大酒店4层 Huangdao Map 53

Cassani (kǎ sà nī) This Italian-owned cafe and bar offers superb coffee and a wide range of luscious ice creams. To soak up the relaxing atmosphere, drop by at night for a cocktail or glass of fine wine happy hour 5:30pm-7.30pm! Indulge yourself like you’re in italy. 90 (Yi) Minjiang Lu (8581-8263) 卡萨妮 闽江路90号乙 CBD Map 6

Four Seasons Café (sì jì kā fēi tīng) Situated by the idyllic garden on the roof of Sunshine Department Store, the Four Seasons is one of the most tranquil places in town to enjoy a cup of coffee. Drinks are slightly more pricey than the norm, but worth the extra expense. 5F, Sunnyworld Cyberport (entrance next to HaagenDasz), 40 Xianggang Zhong Lu (86678297) 四季咖啡厅 香港中路40号 数码港旗航5层 CBD Map 37

Coast Coffee (hǎi àn kā fēi) Koreanrun coffee bar and fashion lounge - a great place to hang out! 18 Xuzhou Lu (8583-6225) 海岸咖啡 徐州路18号 CBD Map 34 Cream Coffee (kè lì mǎ kā fēi tīng) 8 Zijin Shan Lu, Huangdao 客利玛咖 啡厅 黄岛紫金山路8号 Huangdao Map 51

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Dio Coffee (dī ōu kā fēi) 636 Jinggang Shan Lu, Huangdao (8098-5500) 迪欧咖啡 黄岛井冈山路636号 Huangdao Map 52 Drip Drop Coffee (dī dī fāng) 4F, Harvest Hotel, 459 Changjiang Zhong

Enjoy Time Tea House 322 zijinshanlu (150 2005-1717) 紫金山路322号 Huangdao Map 54

Hausbrandt Italian Café (hào shì kā fēi) Beautiful design makes for a social atmosphere, helping this cafe stand out in a neighbourhood quickly becoming overrun with coffee beans. But it’s the variety of coffees that really makes this place shine. 31 Minjiang Er Lu (8571-6861) 浩世咖啡 闽江二路 31号 HKG Map 17 Hehe Cafe & Books Ideamarket (hé hé kā fēi hé shū) Zhangzhou Yi Lu 和 合咖啡和书 漳州一路 Java Coffee/Deli (Java kā fēi wū) 1F, Copthorne Hotel Qingdao, 28 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8572-1688 ext. 8899) Java咖啡屋 香港中路28号 青岛国敦大酒店1层 Mingdian Coffee (míng diǎn kā fēi yǔ chá) 22 Minjiang Lu (8572-7233) 名典 咖啡语茶 闽江路22号 376 Jinggang Shan Lu, Huangdao (8688-0000) 名 典咖啡语茶 黄岛井冈山路376号 Huangdao Map 55

Old Town Cafe (lǎo chéng kā fēi) Steeped in the charm of Qingdao’s German quarter, Old Town is a wonderful place to escape to for an intimate evening. The gorgeous outdoor seating overlooks No. 1 Bathing Beach. 16 Huiquan Lu (83896331) 老城咖啡 汇泉路16号 Piazza D’oro 2F, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 76 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8571-8888 ext.8610) 香港中路76号 青岛颐中 皇冠假日酒2层 Red & Black Coffee Club (hóng yǔ hēi kā fēi guǎn) 223 Haikou Lu (85886916) 红与黑咖啡馆 海口路223号 Shangpin Coffee Terrain (shàng pǐn kā fēi) 149 Minjiang Lu (8578-5626) 尚品咖啡 闽江路149号 Snail Coffee Bar (wō niú kā fēi bā) 22 Dagu lu, near zhongshan Lu 蜗牛咖啡吧 大沽路 22号(中山 路旁边) SPR Coffee - May 4th Square (yē shì kā fēi) E The SPR at May 4th Square still manages to stand head and shoulders above the rest. Serving great pizza in addition to their coffee, stop in for a bite and relax for a while. 35 Donghai Xi Lu (inside May 4th Square) (8578-2296) 耶士咖啡 东海西路 35号(五四广场内) CBD Map 33 45 Minjiang Er Lu (8578-7899) 耶士咖啡 闽江二路45号 SPR White House (nòng hǎi yuán More than just coffee. Next to popular Shilaoren Beach, and with an on-site swimming pool and restaurant as well as a private area on the roof for weddings or parties. Surf Plaza, 316 Xianggang bái gōng huì suǒ) E

Dong Lu (8889-1237) 弄海园白宫会 所 香港东路316号 弄海园 Starbucks Coffee (xīng bā kè kā fēi) E A sure bet for your caffeine fix, with the same well-appointed interior and service you would expect at any franchise in the world. 1B, Hisense Plaza Shopping Centre, 50 Donghai Xi Lu 东海西路50号 海信奥运广 场1B 15 Qinling Lu (next to Kilin Crown Hotel) 秦岭路15号(麒麟皇 冠大酒店旁) 1F Sunshine Plaza, 38 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8667-8766) 星巴克咖啡 香港中路38号 阳光 百货1层 CBD Map 36 1F, Jusco, 72 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8575-2991) 星巴克咖啡 香港中路72号 佳 世客1层 1F, Huangdao Jusco, 419 Changjiang Zhong Lu, Huangdao (8699-6530) 黄岛长江中路419号 佳世客1层 UBC Coffee (shàng dăo kā fēi) Comfy sofas and a relaxing atmosphere make this a good place to meet. Buffet with soups, salads, Chinese dishes and desserts. 158 Minjiang Lu (8577-9106) 上岛咖啡 闽江路158号 CBD Map 38 Yan Yu Cafe (yàn yù kā fēi) 198 Nankou Lu (8612-9676) 艳域咖啡 南 口路198号 Yogurt Princess (yōu gé gōng zhǔ kā fēi diàn) Yummy cold milk treats in a very pink setting, right in the heart of Hong Kong Garden. 3F, Xintiandi (next to SPR), Hong Kong Garden (85897161) 优格公主咖啡店 香港花园 新天地商场3层 HKG Map 19

Confections Selenes Chocolate Bar E (sī lín qiǎo kè lì bā) Enjoy cacao in all its exquisite forms (hot chocolate, chocolate bars, truffles and more) in this cozy haven for chocoholics. A fresh cup of their gourmet coffee makes the perfect accompaniment. 5F, 135 Yan An San Lu (8388-8988) 丝琳巧克力吧 延安三路135号 北群楼5层 Story (gù shì tián pǐn) 74 Shanghang Lu (8888-7060) 故事甜品 上杭路74 号 HKG Map 21

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Ice Cream Shops Angel’s Feather (tiān shǐ yǔ máo qiǎo kè lì shǒu gōng fāng) Refreshing frozen treats in the Taidong Pedestrian Square. (8380-7318) 天 使羽毛巧克力手工坊 威海路步 行街广场 Baskin Robbins American-style ice cream in a cup or a cone. Rich, creamy and decadent, with a full spectrum of flavours from Rainbow Sherbet to Jamoca Almond Fudge. 66 Zhangzhou Er Lu (8587-3131) 漳州二路66号 HKG Map 16

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Cassani (kǎ sà nī) This Italian-owned cafe and bar offers superb coffee and a wide range of luscious ice creams. To soak up the relaxing atmosphere, drop by at night for a cocktail or glass of fine wine happy hour 5:30pm-7.30pm! Indulge yourself like you’re in italy. 90 (Yi) Minjiang Lu (8581-8263) 卡萨妮 闽江路90号乙 CBD Map 6 Haagen-Dazs (hā gēn dá sī) After a day shopping at Sunshine, there’s no better way to unwind than with a few scoops of the world’s favourite comfort food. 1F, UnitB1, Sunshine Dept. Store, 38 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8667-7230) 哈根达斯 香港中路38号 阳光百货 1层B1单元 CBD Map 32 Icy Delight Ice Cream (ài sī dí lái bīng qí lín) 12 Taidong San Lu (83802835) 爱斯迪莱冰淇淋 台东三路 步行街12号 Toscani Eiscafe (tuō sī kǎ ní bīng qí lín kā fēi guăn) 22 (Bing) Shanghang Lu (8596-8686) 托斯卡尼冰淇淋咖 啡馆 上杭路22丙

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Tea Houses Zijinlian Tea House (zǐ jīn lián chá yì guǎn) 98 Jiangxi Lu (8578-1993) 紫金 莲茶艺馆 江西路98号

Bars & Clubs Allen Story (ā lún gù shì kā fēi jiǔ bā) Occasional live music. 206 Minjiang Lu (8573-3757) 阿伦故事咖 啡酒吧 闽江路206号 HKG Map 13 Amatar Club (tiān zūn jù lè bù) An exclusive and relaxing club located atop Qindao building on HK road, and a luxurious retreat in which to meet friends. Features live piano music and western food. 9F, North gate of Qindao Mansion, 89 Xianggang Zhong Lu (Near Shanghang Lu) (8587-9393) 天 樽俱乐部 香港中路89号 琴岛大厦 北门9层(上杭路入口) HKG Map 21 Angel Bar & Club (tiān shǐ jiǔ bā jù lè bù) 18 Aomen Lu (west of May 4th Square) (8385-9898) 天使酒吧俱乐 部 澳门路18号 (五四广场西侧)

Jiao Er Lu (8387-5734) 朗园酒吧 太 平角二路9号 Cafè Solo Bldg. 1, Huaqing Garden, 6 Yanerdao Lu (oppo. Haimengyuan) (8577-8000) 燕儿岛路6号 华青花园 1号楼(海梦苑对面) Cassani (kǎ sà nī) 90 (Yi) Minjiang Lu (8581-8263) 卡萨妮 闽江 6 路90号乙 CBD Map Catch 22 On the Bar Street, Behind Haidu Hotel, Huangdao (8699-6163) 海都酒店后面酒吧街 Huangdao Map 51 Charlie’s Bar (chá lǐ sī jiǔ ba) A neighbourhood bar with all the charm of Cheers, where the beer flows free and there’s Chivas in abundance. Soon this quaint little venue will be chock full of people that know your name. 167 Jiangxi Lu (8589-7919) 查理斯酒 吧 江西路167号 HKG Map 20 Club New York (niŭ yuē bā) E Great place to meet and mingle and listen to a fab house band that keeps both Chinese and Lao Wai guests jumping every night. Live band performs nightly from 9pm. 2F, Overseas Chinese Hotel, 41 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8573-9199) 纽 约吧 香港中路41号 华侨国际饭 店2层 CBD Map 36 Corner Jazz Bar (jiē jiăo jué shì bā) E Corner Jazz is one of the most frequented bars in town. Usually busy until the wee hours. 153 Minjiang Lu (8575-8560) 街角爵士吧 闽江路153 号 HKG Map 11 East @ West Bar (dōng xī bā) 26 Yanerdao Lu (8077-9798) 东西吧 燕 儿岛26号 HKG Map 16 Feeling Club (gǎn jué jù lè bù) Slick underground disco with a great DJ, great new music, KTV rooms, a noodle bar, and dancers. 83-85 Xianggang Zhong Lu (opp. Sanfod Hotel) (85932929) 感觉俱乐部 香港中路83-85 号(山孚大酒店对面) HKG Map 17 Feeling VIP (Feeling VIP jiǔ bā) 3F, Wukuang Mansion, 32 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8888-2046) Feeling VIP 酒吧 香港中路32号 五矿大厦3层 CBD Map 34 First Class Bar (tóu děng cāng) When you really want to unwind, First Class features some of the hottest dance performances in town. 6F, Home Inn, 89 Xianggang Zhong Lu (139-23760993) 头等舱 香港中路89号 如 家酒店6层 1F, Copthorne Hotel Qingdao, 28 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8572-1688 ext. 8400) 大堂酒吧 香港 中路28号 青岛国敦大酒店1层

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Freeman (zì yóu rén kā fēi) 163 Jiangxi Lu (158 5321-1877) 自由人咖 啡 江西路163号

甲壳虫酒吧 燕儿岛路19号 Bobo House Billiards just got sexy! Attractive and friendly staff, professional tuition and an atmosphere altogether more civilised than most pool halls. Even if pool ain’t your game, this place is worth a visit. 78 Xianggangzhong Lu (8566-5678) 香港中路78号 Cafe Roland (lǎng yuán jiǔ bā) E Superb setting, right next to Beach Number 3. With its beautiful beer garden and regular barbeque events, this is a lovely sanctum in which to spend the summer months. 9 Taiping

Jack’s Bar and Restaurant (jié kè xī cān bā) E Jack’s Shanghang Lu establishment. New bar, same great service and atmosphere. 108 Shanghang Lu (8592-2968) 杰克西餐 吧 上杭路108号 HKG Map 12 Holiday KTV (hǎo lè dí) A fun place to sing songs, with courteous staff, clean rooms, and a convenient location to take a break from the bars (located directly across the road from Le Bang). Bring lots of friends! 71 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8589-1777) 好 乐迪 香港中路71号 CBD Map 35

Kaili’s Club (shēng huó jǐ hé xiū xián bā) On the Bar Street, Behind Haidu Hotel, Huangdao (132-1082-9846) 生 活几何休闲吧 海都酒店后面酒吧 街 Huangdao Map 52

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La Villa (lā wéi lā fǎ guó cān tīng) E This great, chilled bar/ restaurant features a Tapas Bar on the left and fine French cuisine on the right. Cool music and some of the best cocktails in town, making this a superb place for chilling out or catching up with friends. 5 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8388-6833) 拉维拉法国餐厅 香港中路5号 CBD Map 37 Le Bang (lè bāng fǎ guó xī cān tīng) E Great selection of food, wine and cool music. Comfy seating and a chilled-out vibe, particularly on the spacious second floor loft. Sunday evenings pizza is buy 1 get 1 free! 13 Chenghai Yi Lu (8593-5279) 乐 邦法国西餐厅 澄海一路13号 HKG Map 3 Lennon Bar (liè nóng jiǔ bā) E Cheap drinks and live music! The upstairs bar, pool table and restaurant make this a great place to spend an evening. Also home to a full-service Chinese restaurant. 20 Zhuhai Lu (8589-3899) 列侬酒吧 珠 海路20号 HKG Map 2 Liliang Bar (lì liàng jiǔ bā) 2 Dagu Lu, near Zhongshan Lu 力量酒吧 大沽路 2号(中山路旁边) LPG Bar & Cafe What a great bar! Dancing, foosball, solid decor, fantastic new beats on the weekend and awesome alternative favourites during the week. They even have Carlsberg on tap! 162 Jiangxi Lu (8593-6566) 江西路162号 HKG Map 5 My Place Pub (chén lù xiū xián bā) 289 Wuyi Shan Lu, Huangdao (1367884-6884) 晨露休闲吧 黄岛武夷山 路289号 Huangdao Map 53 Old Jack’s Bar (lăo jié kè jiǔ bā) E A strong contender for ‘best bar in town’, Jack’s is a great place to sit back and enjoy a few cold draught beers or one of their famous Gin and Tonics. Yanerdao Lu, opposite Book City (8578-1207) 老杰克酒吧 燕儿 岛路(书城对面) HKG Map 19 One Way Ticket Bar (dān chéng piào jiǔ bā) 26 Yanerdao Lu (8578-5153) 单 程票酒吧 燕儿岛路26号 Paulaner Bar (pǔ lā nà jiǔ bā) Underground bar just next to Music Square. Regular live music. 12 Aomen Lu (next to Music Square) (8386-7796) 普拉那酒吧 澳门路12号 (音乐广 场附近) CBD Map 32 Old Church Lounge Fantastic lounge inside of Qingdao Kaiyue Youth Hostel in Old Town, converted from an old church to another type of sanctuary. Drink specials, art, PS2 - great place

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Shopping Antiques Antique Market (jiù huò gǔ dǒng shì chǎng) Wenhua Shichang, Changle Lu (8382-3513) 旧货古董市场 昌乐 路 文化市场 Sanshengyuan Artworks Shop (sān shēng yuán) 67 Aomen Lu (8579-7833) 三生缘 澳门路67号 Metisse Souvenir Shop (yī fēi jīng diǎn) Before you leave Qingdao, stop by Metisse for a souvenir! Offering a whole range from simple trinkets to authentic antiques, Metisse can sate you thirst for culture. 2F, Crowne Plaza, 76 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8571-8888 ext.8962) 伊霏经典 香港中路76号 颐中皇冠假日酒店2层

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Books Hao Xue You Book Market (hǎo xué yǒu tú shū cài shì) 10 Quanzhou Lu 好学友图书菜市 泉州路10号 The Book Nook With more English titles coming in all the time, Qingdao’s first dedicated Englishlanguage bookstore is a great place to enjoy a cup of coffee while resting your eyes on familiar words, or expand your English ability by finding texts that you enjoy. Rm 022, Creative 100, 100 Nanjing Lu (80971935) 南 京路100号创意100产业园022室 CBD Map 34 Xinhua Bookstore/Book City (xīn huá shū chéng) Cnr. Yanerdao Lu & Xianggang Zhong Lu (8587-5440) 新 华书城 燕儿岛路和香港中路交叉 口 HKG Map 13

Xue Yuan Bookstore (xué yuàn shū diàn) 22 Quanzhou Lu (8592-7703) 学 苑书店 泉州路22号 HKG Map 15

iGo Mall (ài gòu shí shàng bǎi huò shāng chéng) 18 Gutian Lu (81180888) 爱购时尚百货商城 古田路18 号 HKG Map 14

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Electronics Apple Center Flagship Shop (píng guǒ diàn năo qí jiàn diàn) 2F, Jusco, 72 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8366-9605) 苹果电脑旗舰店 香港中路72号 佳世客2层 Computer City (diàn zǐ xìn xī chéng) 226 Liaoning Lu (8382-2536) 电子信 息城 辽宁路226号 Guomei Appliance Store (guó měi diàn qì shāng chéng) 80 Nanjing Lu (8580-5870) 国美电器商城 南京 路80号 Life’s Good (LG diàn zǐ zhuān mài) 1-1 Xianxia Ling Lu (8896-3308) LG电子专卖 仙霞岭路1-1 Su Ning Appliance Store (sū níng diàn qì) 3 Nanjing Lu (8362-2666) 苏 宁电器 南京路3号 CBD Map 33

Fashions Brise Marine (hǎi yùn míng diàn) 1F, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 76 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8571-8888 ext.8928) 海韵 名店 香港中路76号 青岛颐中皇冠 假日酒店1层

Hisense Plaza (hǎi xìn guǎng chǎng) 117 Aomen Lu (6678-8888) 海信广场 澳门路117号 HKG Map 16 Jimo Market (jí mò lù xiǎo shāng pǐn pī fā shì chǎng) Jimo Lu 即墨路 小商品批发市场 即墨路 Longshan Underground Shopping Centre (lóng shān dì xià shāng chéng) 29 Jiangsu Lu (8286-8902) 龙山地下商城 江苏路29号 MYKAL (mài kǎi lè) 69 Xianggang Zhong Lu (6670-0666) 麦凯乐 香港 中路69号 HKG Map 11 Parkson (bǎi shèng) 44-46 Zhongshan Lu (8202-1085) 百盛 中山 路44-46号 Printemps Mall (bā lí chūn tiān guǎng chǎng) 9 Shandong Lu (85811588) 巴黎春天广场 山东路9号 Sky (tiān kōng) 11 Zhangzhou Yi Lu (8577-1276) 天空 漳州一路11号 Sunshine Department Store (yáng guāng bǎi huò) 38 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8667-7166) 阳光百货 香港中路 38号 CBD Map 32

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Wanda Shopping Centre (wàn dá gòu wù guǎng chǎng) 63 Taidong San Lu (8367-3638) 万达购物广场 台 东三路63号 Zhongshan Commerce City (zhōng shān shāng chéng) 113 Zhongshan Lu 中山商城 中山路113号

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Bread Star (gāo xīng) Store serving a range of breads and cakes with a sit-in café as well. 9 Zhangzhou Er Lu (8587-0305) 糕星 漳州二路9号 HKG Map 14 Canmore (kě mào ěr) 77 Zhangzhou Lu (6677-5598) 可茂尔 漳州路77号 Carrefour (jiā lè fú) 21 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8582-6666) 家乐福 香港 中路21号 CBD Map 31 128 Shandong Lu (8508-9999) 家乐福 山东路128号

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Hanbur German Bakery (hàn bǎi mài xiāng) Located in the basement supermarket of posh new Hisense Plaza. Watch German master baker

=featured in PocketTM Qingdao E=english menu Helmut and his team produce a large range of German and international bread, cakes and pastries. Enjoy German Schwarzbrot, tasty Bauernbrot and crispy rolls with a variety of imported butter, cheese, sausage and jam (available in the supermarket). Hisense Plaza Basement, 50 Donghai Xi Lu (8572-6865) 汉柏麦香 东海西 路50号 海信奥运广场 CBD Map 40 Jiajiayuan Changjiang Lu Huangdao Map 54 JUSCO (jiā shì kè) 72 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8571-9600) 佳世客 香 港中路72号 HKG Map 12 419 Changjiang Zhong Lu, Huangdao (8699-0666) 佳世客 黄岛长江中路 419号 Huangdao Map 53 Liqun (lì qún) 79 Changjiang Lu, Huangdao (8688-8686) 利群 黄岛长 江路79号 Huangdao Map 51 Metro Cash & Carry (mài dé lóng) German chain supermarket and a major supplier of international restaurants in Qingdao. Excellent imported selection of wines, cheeses, meats and other delicacies that can elude one in China. 116 Chongqing Nan Lu (8566-8888) 麦德龙 重庆南 路116号 Mission Coffee Roasting (mài sēn kā fēi) Qingdao’s only micro-roaster! Gordon has a passion for fine coffees, and roasts one small batch of premium beans at a time. He’ll even do special orders if there’s a variety you particularly like. Coffee lovers must check this out. 49C Donghai Xi Lu (8572-8539) 迈森咖啡 东海西路 49号 HKG Map 11 Qingdao Zhongtang Import & Export Co. Ltd. (zhōng táng jìn chū kǒu shāng mào) A wide selection of imported spirits. Friendly service and great prices. Located slightly back from the street. 81 Xuzhou Lu (8581-8719) 中糖进出口商贸 徐州路81号 Silver Garden Grocery Shop (yín dū huā yuán gòu wù shāng chǎng) 1A Cuibaige, Bldg. 12, Yindu Garden, 1 Zhanghua Lu (8589-7732) 银都花园 购物商场 彰化路1号 都花园12号 翠柏阁1A The Wine Residence (cáng jiǔ xuān) Xiangdao Mansion, 75-5 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8587-8889) 藏酒轩 香港 中路75-5号 香岛大厦 RT Mart (dà rùn fā) 162 Ningxia Lu (8578-0529) 大润发 宁夏路162号 Walmart (wò ěr mǎ) 63 Taidong San Lu (8367-5600) 沃尔玛 台东三 路63号 Watsons (qū chén shì) 1F, Sunshine Department Store, 38 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8667-7166) 屈臣氏 香港 中路38号 阳光百货1层

For Kids Children’s Club (ér tóng jù lè bù) 2F, Shangri-La Hotel, 9 Xianggang Zhong Lu (Inside Café Yum) (8388-3838 ext. 6478) 儿童俱乐部 香 港中路9号 香格里拉大饭店2层 ( 咖啡苑内) Peek-a-Boo (bǔ kāng fù yù yīng zhuān mài diàn) 31 Yan Er Dao Lu (8593-1283) 哺康富育婴专卖店 燕 儿岛路31号

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New year, resolutions? Filip Wojtynski

Woooow! Christmas partying, New Year’s Eve and all this 2008 stuff is done. Qingdao, let me welcome you to the new year of 2009. Let’s make it even more hardcore from the very beginning. So what’s next? Resolutions? Should I work on my belly at the gym every week? Should I stop smoking? I’d like to think I’ll be able to celebrate whatever possible - next big cause being Chinese New Year or Chunjie. What is it? Spring festival is the start of a new Lunar Year, the most important of all festivals in East Asia. Different provinces and ethnic groups have unique ways of celebrating, but most common everywhere is that people go back to their hometown to stay with their family, and pay old friends a visit. Fireworks and firecrackers are everywhere, too. The noise is supposed to scare away all the evil spirits and bring peace to earth. Another way to scare ghosts away is to leave lights on during the night time. Besides that, all the doors are getting decorated with red scrolls. The character on them, 福 (fú), means luck. You can also leave your doors open to let luck come in. Unfortunately, it’s very disappointing to me that people do not tend to go out and party. They prefer to stay home, chat and play games all night long while eating enormous amounts of jiaozi. For Chunjie, China gets really peaceful (except all the explosions everywhere). Banks are usually closed. You can hardly find any stores open. Bars are pretty much empty of Chinese patrons as well. Gong xi fa cai, success to you in the coming year, and good luck finding much nightlife during the holiday 25-26 January. Enjoy the jiaozi!

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Musical Instruments Baldwin Musical Instruments (bào dé wēn gāng qín zhuān mài diàn) 91 Yi Jiangxi Lu (8573-4599) 鲍德温钢 琴专卖店 江西路91号乙 Guitar Square (jí tā píng fāng) 128 Biaoshan Lu (8272-6977) www. 吉他平方 标山路 128号 Rolling Stone Instruments (gǔn shí qín háng) 17 Ruiyun Lu (8383-1385) 滚石琴行 瑞云路17号 Xin Yi Zhou Instruments (xīn yì zhōu qín háng) 74 Yan’an San Lu (83654582) 馨艺洲琴行 延安三路74号 Yao Yi Instruments (yáo yì qín háng) 18 Rehe Lu (near Jiaozhou Lu) (1370898-8375) 摇艺琴行 热河路18号( 靠近胶州路)

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On a more productive note, how about some good new year resolutions and how to make them last?

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First - be realistic! Don’t set yourself up for failure, if you already know that it won’t work. Eat less, drink differently, but keep your goals in line with who you are.

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Second - be specific. Instead of saying to your self “I don’t want to party too much” you should say “I will party no more than four times a week”. Third - find some alternatives to the things you want to change. If you think that you’ve grown a massive belly because you drink too much beer, maybe consider shots? They do the job, with fewer calories. Fourth - focus on the things that are most important for you, not what others expect you to do. And what do we want for Qingdao? Hell yeah! More bars being opened, more fashion getting in here and maybe a late night substitute for Corner Jazz bar? Please… Peace Qingdao and Happy New Year 2009!

58 qingdao listings Hairdressers Leekaja Hair Biz (lǐ jiā zǐ xíng xiàng shè jì zhōng xīn) 3F, Sunshine Department Store, 38 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8667-7022) 李嘉子形 象设计中心 香港中路38号 阳光 百货3层 Natural Law Hairdressing (zì rán fǎ zé) 27 Minjiang Er Lu (8572-6975) 自 然发则 闽江二路27号

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David Dental Clinic (dài wèi chĭ kē) David Dental has high standards of quality, for your oral health and cosmetic purposes. Professional and courteous staff offer great service. Kaixuan Jiayuan, 1-20 Xianxialing Lu (Behind Beer City) (8896-0913) 戴 卫齿科 仙霞岭路1-20号 凯旋 家园 F3-1A Binhai Garden (May 4th Square) (8575-4843) 戴卫齿科 滨 海花园F3-1A(五四广场内) Leaders Dental Hospital (ruì dé kǒu qiāng) A clean and comfortable clinic offering international quality service in both standard and orthodontic dental work. Even has a kid’s room for the little ones. Unit F, Bldg. 16, 51 Donghai Xi Lu (8077-8666) 瑞德口腔 东海西路51号16栋F单元 Gezhi Dental Clinic (gé zhì chǐ kē) 210 Liaoyang Xi Lu (8569-7216) 格致 齿科 辽阳西路210号辛户

Pharmacy Hong Ren Tang Pharmacy (hóng rén táng dà yào fáng) 196 Zhongshan Lu (8282-5279) 宏仁堂大药房 中山 路196号

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Bellaire Medical Centre (bèi lì ěr yī liáo zhōng xīn) Bellaire Medical Centre offers a rigourously high degree of medical care; internationally educated staff including chirotratic and OB/GYN. Bldg. 49, Silver Garden, 1 Zhanghua Lu (8111-7118) 贝利尔医疗中心 彰 化路1号 银都花园49座

Hanrong Consultant Co., Ltd. Offers premium consulting services to international businesses seeking a foothold in the Qingdao market. Specialises in representative offices, wholly-owned foreign enterprises, equity joint ventures and cooperative joint ventures. (

International Clinic of Qingdao Municipal Hospital (East) (shì lì yī yuàn dōng yuàn qū guó jì mén zhěn) Opening Hours: 8 am - 12 am, 1 pm - 5 pm. 5 Donghai Zhong Lu (85937690 ext.2266) 市立医院东院区国际 门诊 东海中路5号 Qingdao Haici TCM Hospital (qīng dǎo hǎi cí yī yuàn) Famous for Chinese Traditional Medicine. 4 Remin Lu (8377-7066) 青岛海慈医院 人 民路4号 Qingdao Municipal Hospital (qīng dǎo shì lì yī yuàn) 1 Jiaozhou Lu (8282-6313) 青岛市立医院 胶州路1号 Qingdao 401 Navy Hospital (hǎi jūn qīng dǎo sì líng yī yī yuàn) 22 Minjiang Lu (8582-4460) 海军青岛 401医院 闽江路22号 The Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University Medical College (qīng dǎo dà xué yī xué yuàn fù shǔ yī yuàn) 16 Jiangsu Lu (8291-1847) 青岛大学 医学院附属医院 江苏路16号 You & Me Family Planning Clinic (nǐ hé wǒ qīng shào nián jiàn kāng zhōng xīn) 106 Shanghang Lu (85927606) 你和我青少年健康中心 上 杭路106号

Surgery Clinics Tian Bei Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery (tián bèi měi róng yī xué zhōng xīn) Diligence for medical protocols as well as sensitivity to personal needs, we can help your confidence grow and help you beome the person you want to be in a clean and caring environment. 203 Minjiang Lu (8077-7792) 田蓓美容医学中心 闽 江路203号

Services Banking Agricultural Bank of China (nóng yè yín háng) (95599) 农业银行 Bank of Communications (jiāo tōng yín háng) (95559) 交通银行 HSBC (huì fēng yín háng) 8F, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 76 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8578-2828, 800 830 2880) 汇丰银 行 香港中路76号 颐中皇冠假日 酒店8层 Bank of China (zhōng guó yín háng) (95566) 中国银行 Merchants Bank of China (zhāo shāng yín háng) (95555) 招商银行 Construction Bank of China (zhōng guó jiàn shè yín háng) (95533) 中 国建设银行 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (zhōng guó gōng shāng yín háng) (95588) 中国工商银行

Qingdao CCPIT (qīng dǎo shì mào yì cù jìn wěi yuán huì) Get your new venture off the ground with CCPIT’s full range of business establishment services. Over 20 years of experience dealing with all aspects of international business. Rm.403, 121 Yan An San Lu (8389-7995) 青岛 市贸易促进委员会 延安三路121 号403室 Ger-Lin Consulting Rm. 612, 6F Jinguang Mansion, 56 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8597-9039) 香港中路56号 金光大厦6楼612室

Consultancy Qingdao Transocean Exit & Entry Service (qīng dǎo yuè yáng chū rù jìng fú wù yǒu xiàn gōng sī) 19 Xianggang Xi Lu (8865-1937) 青岛 越洋出入境服务有限公司 香港 西路19号

Decoration Crystal Creation Decoration (jīng chéng zhuāng shì) Canadiantrained interior decoration experts, specialising in unique design for home and office. 19F, Fulin Mansion, 87 Fuzhou Nan Lu (8210-7089) 晶城装饰 福州南路87号 福林大厦19层

Real Estate J & M Realty (shèng jiā bù dòng chǎn) For rental and purchase of residential and commercial property in Qingdao municipality, consult J & M Realty. Well-informed, respectable staff members make investing your time and money a whole lot easier. Bldg. B, 204B, World Trade Centre, 6 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8388-9232, 8591-9859) 盛 嘉不动产 香港中路6号 世贸中 心B座204B Maggie Expat’s Real Estate Competitive rates in the rental and purchase of property, and specialised assistance for foreigners make Maggie’s among the best and most helpful realtors in town. Bldg 1, Silver Garden, 1 Zhanghua Lu (135-83250736) 彰化路1号 银都花园1号楼 Life Service Real Estate (qīng dǎo lái fū sà bēi sī bù dòng chǎn jīng jì yǒu xiàn gōng sī) Real estate specialists for the Korean and Japanese markets, also speaking fluent English and with a powerful command of commercial and residential properties throughout Qingdao. 148 Zhangzhou Lu (8577-9654) 青岛莱芙萨卑斯不动 产经纪有限公司 漳州路148号

Legal QILU (Qingao) Law Firm (qí lǔ lǜ shī shì wù suǒ) Bldg. 6, 87 Donghai Dong Lu (8162-7762) qiluqd@qilulawyer. com 齐鲁(青岛)律师事务所 东海东 路87号6号楼

Shandong Qingtai Law Firm (shān dōng qīng tài lǜ shī shì wù suǒ) Experienced in the handling of business law - specifically maritime, investment, taxation and business registration. Ready to advise any and all companies in matters, large or small. Discretion assured. 268 Xianggang Dong Lu (8897-9712, 137-0899-3183) yuliangs@gmail. com 山东清泰律师事务所 香港 东路268号 You Hua Law Firm (shān dōng yǒu huá lǜ shī shì wù suǒ) Experienced in the handling of business law specifically maritime, investment, taxation and business registration. Ready to advise any and all companies in matters, large or small. Discretion assured. Suite 1603, Unit 2, 17 Haimen Lu (Beside Shangri-La Hotel) (8866-2999, 139-0648-4720) 山东友华 律师事务所 海门路17号二单元 1603室

Postal Fedex Express (lián bāng kuài dì) Bldg. B, 171 Huaian Lu (+800-98818888) 联邦快递 淮安路171号B座 Post Office (yóu jú) 56 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8571-2182) 邮局 香港中 路56号 121 Nanjing Lu (8573-4247) 南京路121号 Zhanliu Gan Lu (Near Jinguang Mansion) (8571-2182) 湛流 干路 (靠近金光大厦) 100 Xuzhou Lu (8581-5643) 徐州路100号

Organisations Qingdao International Christian Fellowship (136-87672753)

Translation REDSTAR Times Media Co. Ltd (hóng xīng shí dài wén huà chuán bō yǒu xiàn gōng sī) Rm.401, Bldg.3, Creative 100, 100 Nanjing Lu (8388-2269, 8097-0521)www. 红星时代文化传播 有限公司 南京路100号 创意100产 业园3号楼401室

Trading Appex International (HK) Ltd (ài pǔ guó jì xiāng gǎng yǒu xiàn gōng sī) Hong Kong-based trading company with affiliates in China, India and Dubai. Highly competitive prices in glass products, tires, hardware and tools. Rm. 2-204, Bldg 10, 3 Xunzhou Lu (8501-7163) 艾普 国际(香港)有限公司 徐州路3号10 号楼2-204 Qingdao DKK Glassware Co, Ltd. Rm 523, Saina Business Center Building, 111 Yan Ji Lu (8588-6885) 青岛活力 工艺品有限公司 延吉路111号

Travel AA Carlos Air Ticket Agent (kǎi huá guó jì jī piào) 2 Xuzhou Lu (near Carrefour) (8502-8021) taocr@163169. net 凯华国际机票 徐州路2号(家 乐福旁) All Ways Air Tourist Agency (quán chéng háng kōng lǚ yóu fú wù yǒu xiàn gōng sī) Rm. 307, 17 Nanjing Lu (8577-9035) 全程航空旅游服务有限 公司 南京路17号307室

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Classifieds Real Estate Room to rent Centre of town (off Nanjing Lu), 3 beds, electricity, water, maid service included, ¥1000/room/month. Please contact for more information. Kenton 151 5425-1345

Job Market Jobs Available Biomedical intern needed Biomedical company seeks collegelevel or beyond interns with strong English writing ability interested in gaining experience in an exciting field. Ryan REDSTAR needs a junior website developer / programmer now! English-language and some experience of HTML is preferred. Must be a fast learner, hard-working and able to work in a creative, flexible environment. Call IAN 8388-2269 or email

Jobs wanted Purchasing/Trade Specialist Available 8 years work experience in purchasing management (in listed top 500 companies), 5 years in international trade plus MBA background, now looking for full time job in foreign companies or part-time job in sourcing/negotiation/management consulting/translation. Ingrid 13608968926 Looking for a part time or full time position with my English skills Over one year and half work experience, good English communicating skills. I am looking for a part time or full time job now. If you have any positions available, please contact me. Thanks! lily 13969635281, lilysun 13969635281, lily312@hotmail. com Spanish tutor On Spanish language lessons, grammar, speaking and writing. Native speaker Dur. 15954243459

Personals Attention all gamers! Is there anyone else here in Qingdao who plays old-school, tabletop, penand-paper role-playing games? I am a

39 y.o. American with long-term plans to stay in Qingdao. I am looking to join a group or start a new gaming group. I have played many different games, (including D&D of course.)New and/or experienced gamers are all welcome! So if you’d like to join me in my flights of fancy, please contact Steve at:

Language Exchange Do you need help? Hi! I am Haley ,a Chinese girl with easy -going character. I’ve been certificated by the Senior Level Spoken English Test .I am also rich in experience of teaching Chinese and I like this job very much! I can provide personal Chinese study for you and help you speak out fluently.The other job of me is a yoga instructor, so I would like to help you become more health. And also I can provide other services such as translating ,job wanting and shopping. If you need help, don’t be hesitate to contact with me. Email and MSN: Ph:15866872610 Teach Chinese to Native English speakers I am looking for a part-time or full-time job for teaching Chinese to foreigners. Previous experience includes French and Korean students. Currently a part-time teacher in a language training school. If you are interested, please contact me. Lily 13969635281, Language Exchange A native Chinese guy, born in Qingdao seeks native english speaker to pratice oral English and share something fun. Also offering Chinese tutoring free for the language exchange. Also seeking any native English speaker offering English tutoring. 2 times weekly and 1-2 hours per time. Please contact Jordan 139-6392-9799 jordan. Do you need help? Chinese girl with easy-going character. Certificated by the Senior Level Spoken English Test. Experienced in teaching Chinese. Can provide personal Chinese study for you and help you speak fluently. Also offer yoga instruction, translating and shopping. Please contact me. 158 6687-2610

Mandarin Lesson Professional private Mandarin lessons. 21 Xu zhou Rd. Close to Cassani. Contact Cynthia com Fun time Not a princess and busy with work, but still looking for fun. any smart and sexy guys available and interested? Please email with stats and a pic. Free Chinese tutoring! Thanks! jozero07@ Chinese teacher available Fluent in English, ideal for any foreigner who wants to learn Chinese (from beginner to very advanced). References available; highly recommended. Contact Jim 136 5532-5225.

Community Qingdao Free Cat Adoption We are a group of citizens concerned about the welfare of Qingdao’s abandoned cats. From a temporary shelter, we are rescuing and finding homes for them. Pls give homeless cats a place to stay! (We also need volunteers!) email: ph: 137 9198-7701

For Sale Bass guitar for sale Perfect condition, only 3 weeks old. Genuine Peavey, 4-string. Bought new in Qingdao. 1200 ono. Neil 135 8320-6332

Goods Wanted Desk Hi everyone! I am a student from Poland. Mei you qian! If you happen to have a desk that you don’t want anymore please let me know. I will pay for transportation and buy you a beer on the weekend! Maybe we can figure out something else. Up to you! Feel free to call everyday after 12pm, because I am a lazy little git. Cheers! Filip - 13905323602, vojtoos@

Service Relocation Services We are professional relocation agent in Qingdao with better services and lower price,please contact Shirley Song Tel:13730965560

Sino-German Consulting Services Experienced, professional, trustworthy German-owned firm offers company formation, start-up and management services to small and mediumsized foreign investors. GER-LIN CONSULTING (QINGDAO) CO., LTD., 56 Hong Kong Middle Road, T:+86 (532) 8597 7392,, DSL Qingdao Worldwide Mover Provides professional international, domestic, local moving and storage service. Pls contact Paul Paik 1332500-7300 China Visa Extension /work visa We can directly assist you handle your Chinese visa acquisition, including visa extensions, work visa applications, Chinese driving license applications, resolving of expired visas and issuing of urgent visas. Quick & efficient, competitive & affordable price. (88651937 / 8080-6655) myvisaok@gmail. com Vehicle help? If you want to find one who has rich experience in driving (>10 years), vehicle maintenance and drving coach certificate, I know one person who suits all your requirements. Pls contace me at colorfuldesert@ Domestic Help Do you need one experienced a yi to help you out from the housework? I can recommend one for you. Pls email

Events Management Let us plan and manage your corporate event or party. Contact REDSTAR or call 139 0639-0437 Helen Travel and Life Flight Tickets International and Domestic, Hotel Reservation, Visa Extension, Football Club and Call Back System. ph: 8279-7852 Fax: 8279-7802 Mobile: 0 133 7639-8383 Email: Moving Service Relo China worldwide movers: very well-moving agent, contact John Sun: 139 0408-9994 Qingdao Adventures 青岛山水 Off-the-beaten-path tours of local outdoor-adventures and culturaltreasures. Shortlist includes hiking, rock-climbing, overnight camping, biking, windsurfing, historical tours, snow-skiing and environmental education. For inquiries, contact Marcus at 158 6556-1327 or email or visit Ultimate Frisbee Come join a multi-national group of fun-loving, disc-throwers. All skill levels are welcome! We normally play at 2:00pm on the western end of Shilaoren Beach every Sunday, however, contact Ed at or Marcus at for

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