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The Winners' Table Qingdao's Best Bars

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04 Streetbeat We look back on the Olympics

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06 August Calendar Obama names new ambassador 08 Qingdao News All the stuff that's okay to publish

10 Beer In-Depth

Why Tsingtao stands apart from the pack

18 Man of Letters

Calligrapher Song Wenjing

20 Travel to Yantai

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Shandong's other colonial charm

26 Qingdao Directory

Qingdao 3D Map CBD Map

44 Shopping 48 Face

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50 Qingdao Classifieds

Regulars Class of your own p22 * Hundred schools p22

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Reviews p24 * Down to business p46

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culture streetbeat

Dream - Hash House 'Hare'

Olympic Reflections

So how are you beating the heat this summer? Well I do a Hash House Harrier run just about every other Saturday with other Qingdao Hashers. I am actually a 'Hare' so sometimes I develop the new trails. I guess it can be a bit warm on some of the runs, but they are not very intense and we can stay cool by drinking warm keg beer along the way. What are your memories of last year's Olympics? Well, the beach was too crowded to watch the sailing and the traffic was always bad during that time, and seems to be staying that way. Do you plan to hit up the Beer Festival? Well last year around 200 Hashers from across China came to Qingdao for a run, but its kind of like the Statue of Liberty to me, no reason for a local to join in on the fun.

Joe - Videography Any particular memory from the Olympics last summer and do you notice any lasting legacy? I was in Portland during the olympics last year. I remember Michael Phelps winning a lot, Usain Bolt blowing away everyone in the 100m dash, and a very impressive opening ceremony, but I only saw it on TV. I mean, I had never been to China until after the Olympics, so whether it's something pre- or post-Olympics, it's all just China to me. You plan on going to the International Beer Festival? Absolutely. I love beer, I love festivals. What's not to like? The International Beer Festival is actually the event I heard the most about before I came to Qingdao, so I'm very excited. I love Tsingtao, but I can't wait to try some other beers from other places.

Maggie - Public Relations What are you doing to stay cool this summer? I work in a 5-star hotel, and we keep the AC on! But I'm eating a lot of seafood, and getting down to the beaches when I can. Last weekend I went to Zhanqiao for the first time. What was your impression of the Olympics? Outside, things felt really smooth. But I got to see the men's relay final inside the Bird's Nest, and it was amazing! The crowd erupted into a wave, and the energy was great. Then it was all over in a minute, and I could get back to the delicious food in my VIP box.

Ed - Education Consulting Where is the place to be this summer? Well Shilaoren beach on Sundays. We play open pick-up games of ultimate frisbee starting from 2:00pm. It's a good unisex, multinational group and all experience levels are welcome.

You checking out the Beer Festival this year? Not sure just yet, but we always have a small beer fest after practice each Sunday. Do you have any Olympic memories, or impressions? Unfortunately I had to watch it from back home as, like so many others, I had those good ol' visa issues at the time.


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AUGUST EVENTS MON

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WED

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Expat Lunch, Phoo 08 12pm

THU

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Book Club, Lisa's Pizzeria (Chenghai 1 Lu)

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FRI

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Cross-Dressing Party, Le Bang 10pm

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Brew Drinks and Liquid Packaging Expo

German Stammtisch, Monnemer Eck, 7pm Linux User Group, Coffee Spark, 7pm

Expat lunch Walk Inn, 12pm

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Expat lunch, Yamuna 12pm International Youth Day

Expat lunch Istanbul noon 'Double 7' Festival

Unplugged, The King's Head 9pm

Golden Buddha Jazz Unit, Peal Buck Cafe 9pm (til 18)


IN QINGDAO SAT

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Free BBQ, La Villa 6.30pm

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Baishui Chinese Folk Music, Freeman Cafe 9pm

Army Day!

Ultimate Frisbee, Shilaoren Beach 2pm

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Free BBQ, La Villa 6.30pm

Qingdao International Marine Products Festival

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Hash House Harriers Lucky Run Meet at Crowne Plaza, 2pm.

Free BBQ, La Villa 6.30pm

Ultimate Frisbee, Shilaoren Beach 2pm

White Party, Charlie's Bar

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Free BBQ, La Villa 6.30pm

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Cross-dressing Party at Le Bang Would you believe, Drag Night at Le Bang is always one of the hottest social events of the year? The bar that was voted Best Place to Pick Up in this month's Bar and Nightlife Awards is raising you a hemline and fishnet stockings. Drink specials for appropriate dress! 10pm. Call 8593-5729.

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Unplugged at King's Head Wei is back from a UK recharge, and he always turns out an excellent crowd and unbelievable drink specials. Bring your guitar, erhu, voice, bongos or whatever. The party starts at 9pm, and admission is free as always! Email info@myredstar. com or call 8388-2269.

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Golden Buddha Jazz Unit at Pearl Buck Cafe Best Martinis in Town, and some of the coolest live music to boot. Pearl Buck is bringing acclaimed keyboardist Kong Hongwei, the self-taught impresario who rocked with Cui Jian and has since grown into one of jazz's principal prophets in the Middle Kingdom. Nightly performances. Call 8289-3950.

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White Party at Charlie's Bar Dress code: Head-to-toe white, with sunglasses (you'll need them!). Party's on Saturday the 15th, so get yourself to the tailor ASAP. 9pm. 167 Jiangxi Lu, Call 8589-7919.

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Qingdao International Beer Festival That's right it's back again! If you've never been before, you should totally go! This festival has played a major role in popularising beer in China. If you have been before, you know you're probably better off living the Qingdao life with a pitcher of FRESH san pi and kao rou or chao mian at an unlicensed streetside barbecue stand. If it's the music and dancing that's still luring you, might we suggest some alternatives? See pp12-17.

Pub Quiz at La Villa Get your team together and come outsmart the rest of us. It's for glory and champagne, and it's always a lot of fun. Team registration starts 6:30pm, game starts at 7 sharp. For more information email info@myredstar.com.

Surprise Beach Party, 1953 6pm

Free BBQ, La Villa 6.30pm

Baishui and Friends Folk Music at Freeman Recently-voted Best Newcomer Freeman Cafe is making major waves in live music, regularly featuring Chinese acts that are carrying this country's rich aural heritage into the 21st century. These shows are not to be missed! 40元 9pm. Call 158 5321 1877.

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Qingdao International Beer Festival (til 30) Opening Ceremony 8am

Hash House Harriers Mountain Run. Meet at Crowne Plaza, 2pm.

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Ultimate Frisbee, Shilaoren Beach 2pm Pub Quiz, La Villa 6:30pm

Every Sunday - Frisbee Ultimate (N?) Qingdao at Shilaoren Beach An excellent game being run by excellent folks, anywhere from 10-40 people from all over the world congregate to chase frisbees up and down the beach. It's joyfully exhausting, and everyone gets to play as much as they want. For more information email edwardcheney@hotmail. com. Every Sunday - Qingdao International Christian Fellowship An interdenominational community of Christian expats and their families meets every Sunday at 10am at the InterContinental Hotel. For more information please visit www.qicf.org. Every Wednesday - Ladies Night at Q Bar Free styling and free drinks for ladies! And pole-dancer extraordinaire Ying delivers a very special performance. One of the best-looking parties in town. 8:30pm Every Friday & Saturday - Black Outs at Charlie's Bar and Le Bang Unlimited beer and select cocktails. Le Bang: 50元, 10-11pm and 1-2am. Charlie's Bar: 100元.


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REDSTAR CHRONICLE in the loop

Condom Factory Last month saw the world's biggest condom factory open in Qingdao. SSL, the parent organisation of Durex established the US$32 billion, 40,000m² factory to supply foreign and domestic consumers, and support a growing demand for safe sex products in China - sales have doubled in the last year. "We decided to build the new factory much before the (outbreak of the financial) crisis," said Gary Watts, Chief Executive of SSL. "Compared with other industries, our products are recession resistant." The factory will produce around 1 billion condoms every year, requiring 620 tonnes of lubricant, or 40% of Durex's global output. It is located in QD Economic Development Zone. Financial Times

Media Moves A Wenzhou-based company, Xiking Group, recently acquired a channel on British digital satellite, Propellor TV. Xiking, founded by entrepreneur Ye Maoxi, is engaged in advertising, cultural promotions, printing, manufacturing and real estate. They intend to use their new purchase to promote Chinese culture abroad. This is not the first Chinese acquisition of a foreign television station - another Wenzhou-based businessman, Wang Weisheng, purchased a TV station in the UAE in 2006. This is one of a series of recent media start-ups and developments, including the international publication of China Daily, the new English publication, The Global Times, and the announcement that Xinhua plans to launch a run of its news program in English, that are showing China is becoming increasingly aware of how it is perceived abroad. “Our goal is to get China’s voice and perspective of things out there and to offer a different choice to a news audience all over the world,” a department head at Xinhua told the Financial Times.. China Briefing

LA-based media veterans Martin Pompadur and Larry Namer, the founder of E! Entertainment Network, have formed a new organisation, Metan, with specific focus on the Chinese market. And the new enterprise has already made major strides in its ambitions, entering into a cooperative agreement with Shandong Film and TV Group to produce a major television series, Golden Mountain. The series, with a budget of US$25m per season, will feature 40 one-hour episodes per season, to be shot in China and the US, and will depict the lives of two Chinese families moving to the US during the 1850s gold rush. In addition, the deal will also allow Metan to provide production and development consultation for Shandong TV's current productions. "Our partnership with Metan will help to make our productions more relevant to international markets, as well as attract Western brands seeking to reach the rapidly growing Chinese middle class," said Shandong film and TV group president Wang Hanping. c21media.net

Shandong second richest province Shandong was declared China's second wealthiest province at the end of June, after an extensive analysis of economic data from 2008. Last year, Shandong became only the second province, after Guangdong, to achieve a GDP of more than 3 trillion yuan (the per capita GDP also exceeded 30,000元 for the first time). 2008 was also the 17th consecutive year of double-digit growth. The province's major cities - Jinan, Qingdao, Weihai and Yantai - contribute around 72% of Shandong's total GDP. Future development plans intend to bring up the underperforming areas, such as the south border of the province, where there are abundant coal and oil reserves. China Daily, bpovia.com


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Great Wall Ruins Discovered The remains of another portion of The Great Wall were recently discovered in the Culai Mountains, just south of Laiwu City in Shandong. According to the Jinan Times, following onsite inspection, ruins cleaning and literature interpretation, the site was dated to the ancient Lu 鲁 State, which existed during the Spring and Autumn

Period, the capital of which was Qufu, Confucius' birthplace. The portions of the wall that were discovered cover a distance of 30km, and include residential areas, and numerous military emplacements. People's Daily, Jinan Times

QD to host World Shipping Summit Over 1,000 delegates are expected to arrive in Qingdao for the sixth edition of Cosco's World Shipping Summit in November. The event has been described as the 'Davos' of the shipping industry, and is expected to feature appearances and speeches by the CEOs of some of the world's largest shipping corporations.

a host of other social functions to go alongside the two day conference.

The event will take place during the second week of November, along with

Korean Development Zone Planned A major driving force in the Middle Kingdom's push to diversify industry and speed up technical and scientific development has been the establishment of massive, purposedriven industrial parks, such as the Hi-Tech Development and Economic Development Zones in Huangdao and Jiaozhou. These areas, and similar ones nationwide, are used to attract major international companies that bring a wealth of technical knowledge to China in exchange for relatively cheap manufacturing and labour costs. Now however it seems that China has taken these principles a step further, as it plans to create a manufacturing centre for Chinese companies,

a commercial district and an international university in Muan, Korea.

maintain that upon completion, 37,000 jobs will be created in a number of technical,

development zones attract companies that bring a wealth of knowledge and experience Earmarked for completion in 2025, the facility will be 18 million square meters, and some major businesses already interested in setting up operations include Hisense and Sinotruck. Chongqing and Shandong are the two areas spearheading the investment drive. Currently around 70% of the area's population are farmers, but project management

manufacturing and administrative disciplines, substantially diversifying the area. Muan is largely agricultural land, in the southwest of the Korean Peninsula, and contains that district's only international airport. It is already a settlement of numerous Chinese business owners. Chosun

Airbus produces first Chinese-made aircraft Airbus completed to production of its first A320 aeroplane at new Tianjin facility - its only facility located outside of Europe - early last month. It will be flown by Sichuan Airlines. The A320 is a short- to medium-range passenger aircraft whose primary competition is the Boeing 737.

is increased to four planes per month by 2012. The facility, which is 51% owned by Airbus, 49% by a Chinese aviation consortium, went into operation in September 2008 and is modeled in the facility in Germany.

The factory will produce ten middle distance A319/320 aircraft before the end of 2009, before production

Survival Chinese for August Is it expected to rain today?

Do you have cold water?

明天会下雨吗?

你有没有冰水?

míng tiān huì xià yŭ ma?

nĭ yŏu méi yŏu bīng shuĭ?

I would like (ten) skewers of barbecue (pork) and (one) pitcher of beer.

Yes, Michael Jackson was a very talented dancer.

请给我(10)串烤(猪肉) 还有(1)扎啤酒。

qĭng gěi wŏ ( shí ) chuàn kăo ( zhū ròu ) hái yŏu ( yī ) zhā pí jiŭ .

对,迈克尔-杰克逊是一个非常有才 华的舞者。

duì , mài kè ěr - jié kè xùn shì yī gè fēi cháng yŏu cái huá de wŭ zhě. “Moonwalk.”

Please stop the car, I have had too much to drink. 停车,我喝醉了,不���服。

tíng chē ,wŏ hē zuì le ,bù shū fú .

太空步

tài kōng bù.

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Beer

Drink Locally, Think Globally Qingdao. Tsingtao. 青岛. Of all the brands in this magnificent city, our beer carries the strongest connection in the minds of people at home and abroad. And rightly so! The tall green bottles are ubiquitous on dining tables, and piled high in storefronts. In the summer, casks of ale dot the sidewalk like fire hydrants, fountains of refreshment for the uptight and overwarmed. A few 650ml bottles are a terrific accompaniment for a perfect day on the beach. It's easy to forget that relatively few cities in the world are so highly favoured. The Qingdao International Beer Festival is the city's attempt to market this pijiu-soaked culture to the world. Started in 1991, the festival brings domestic and imported ales into a single walled encampment out at Shilaoren.

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But there are other cracks in Tsingtao's monolithic status as China's Beer. In 2008, London-based SABMiller claimed that its domestically-produced Snow Beer (雪花啤酒) had become the top-selling beer in the world. Anheuser-Busch InBev, keepers of the Budweiser brand and many, many others, quickly countered that their Bud Light still leads as an individual variety; SABMiller's Snow figures had combined the whole family of ales that are sold under the Snow brand. But in any event, Snow now is undeniably the most widelyconsumed beer in China, and meanwhile Tsingtao faces increasingly stiff competition in the northern part of the country from the aggressively-expanding Yanjing and reliable old Harbin Pijiu. While Tsingtao won out in a recent taste test (see next page), it may need to try some new marketing ideas if its going to hold its advantage in years to come.

The beers are international; the festival is aimed at a domestic, uninitiated audience who have not yet accepted beer for its socialising qualities. Each of the dozens of tents boasts its own variety of beer and snacks for keep spirits light, while MCs and dancers teach everyone from the very young to the young at heart how to "Ganbei" with the best of them. German classics like Weihenstephaner hope to boost imports by delivering an engaging, authentic Beer Fest experience, while Pabst Blue Ribbon, Budweiser, San Miguel and a host of other brewers go for the mass appeal of flashing lights and loud cover bands. To devoted beer-swilling Qingdaoren, the only thing impressive about the festival seems to be that so many people are willing to pay 20元 to get in. But whether because of the domestic marketing effort surrounding the annual festival, or rising income levels, or increased availability of pijiu throughout the country, China has in recent years overtaken the US in beer consumption, and now guzzles half again as much as its neighbour across the Pacific.

Snowed Under? To be certain, Tsingtao's success in cultivating a market has tilled the soil for imitators and rivals at the same time. Popular brews in other regions of China often bear a logo featuring a Chinese-style building, wheat, red-blue-gold lettering and other familiar devices. This flattery quickly turns to disappointment when the junk inside the can is virtually undrinkable.

2009 Qingdao International Beer Festival

15-30 August

Qingdao International Beer City (corner of Xianggang Dong Lu and Haier Lu) By bus from CBD: 104, 304, 317, 11, 321 Admission 20元


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Try for yourself!

With our municipal brew thus imperiled, REDSTAR took the opportunity to put China's other leading beers (Snow, HaPi, Yanjing) into the ring with three varieties of Tsingtao (draft, Gold, regular) to see how they fared. We wanted to conduct the experiment in a bar, but as it turns out you can't get Snow or Yanjing at Qingdao watering holes, and HaPi is rare. Coincidence? We went to Carrefour, rounded up the contenders, chucked them in the fridge, brought them to Fatema, ordered some curries, and proceeded to find out. The following represent the consensus on each bottle:

Harbin 4.8% abv

Beer No. 1 Virtually flavourless, except for a savoury aftertaste that's not entirely pleasant. No body at all. = Yanjing! They can demand Olympic sponsorship and push their brand in Tsingtaoloyal markets, but unless they have friends in high places I wouldn't expect much.

Beer No. 2 A little more bitter on the palette, still no flavour to speak of. A startlingly fumey sip, and a metallic aftertaste. Not a beer to be forcing on people. = Tsingtao Draft! But they ARE practically substituting it for the regular lager, in restaurants and bars around the city and as the principal export variety. And it costs twice as much. Bad move, guys, this may be the worst thing going for our beloved brand.

Beer No. 3 The first of our samples with a taste. Some body, more mouthfeel, slightly sweeter,

but feels like it's sucking the moisture out of your palette. = Harbin Pijiu (HaPi)! China's oldest brewery is a favourite of underdog fans, more drinkable than other Tsingtao alternatives but the astringency isn't entirely pleasant.

Beer No. 4 Detectable malt, richer than the earlier ones, but also excessively bitter (as an illadvised attempt to counteract the richness perhaps?). One participant said she initially liked it for the sweetness, but was turned off as soon as she caught the bitterness. = Snow. They're playing their cards right, and they can make a beer that almost passes for drinkable.

Beer No. 5 Rich, caramel flavour, none of the fumey-ness of the first four. Good body, but nothing excessive. A very drinkable beer. = Tsingtao Gold! Corner Jazz Bar, Freeman and convenience stores often carry this slightlymaltier variety, which so far is the winner.

Beer No. 6 By this time everyone is wondering whether they've already tried the Tsingtao, and if so, why we drink it as regularly as we do. But this drop is instantly familiar, no unpleasant fumes or aftertaste, a mouthfeel that stands up to chicken jal frezi; this is beer. =Tsingtao Lager. The kind in the big bottles. It may not be (whatever beer you think is hands-down the best), but it's there when you need it and it costs pennies a litre.

Founded: 1900 Owner: Anheuser-Busch Fun Fact: 'Hapi' was originally named Ulubulevskij, after the Russian entrepreneur who founded the factory. The beer was intended to supply Russian workers on the Trans-Manchurian Railway Project. Tasting notes: ____________________________ ____________________________ ____________________________

Yanjing 4.5% abv Founded: 1980 Fun Fact: Even in Yanjing's local market (Beijing), most bars refuse to stock it. Managers claim that patrons are so familiar with the beer's low price that they cannot charge enough for it. Instead, bars favour Tsingtao and Snow. Tasting notes: ____________________________ ____________________________ ____________________________

Snow 3.9% abv Founded: 1994 Fun Fact: Snow is the only major Chinese beer to not bear the name of its city of origin (in some form); also, it is the only instance of a foreign beverage company starting a new brand in the Chinese market rather than continuing with an established mark (like Budweiser, or Pabst Blue Ribbon). Tasting notes: ____________________________ ____________________________ ____________________________

Tsingtao Lager 3.1% abv Founded: 1903 Fun Fact: Beer is 97% water, and only the Tsingtao bottled in Qingdao is made with Laoshan mineral water. Next time you get a Qingdao out of town, check the back label in the bottom-right corner; if your bottle is the real thing, it'll say 登州路56号. Tasting notes: ____________________________ ____________________________ ____________________________


The REDSTAR Bar & Nightlife Awards 2009 RESULTS! Neil Bhullar with the people of Qingdao's favourite bars Photos Š Eric Blocher

Here it is, your votes have been counted, the results are in! We kept voting open for a month longer than planned, mainly because of the deluge of active participants. By which we mean, one percent of the vote in any of the 16 categories, is approximately equal to ... one person. Nevertheless, we plough on - The REDSTAR Restaurant Awards 2009 will be awaiting your votes online soon, and we expect a wholly more heated competition in that area. Just to reiterate what was said in June's issue - we feel that QD's bar and nightlife scene has gone from strength to strength since the Olympics hit last summer, with options to suit every drinker's needs. The old guard, Jack's Bar, La Villa, Le Bang, Corner Jazz, Lennon and Q-Bar, still offering the fantastic service that many of us have come to take for granted, but with plenty of new and eager competitors on the block, such as ssLPG and Freeman, the time was perfect to get out there and ask you what you think of the city's night environment. After handing out the votes in an appreciation ceremony at Club New York on 13 July, we took on the welcome task of visiting the honorees to get their take on the state of Qingdao's party life, and to share those gems with you. So without further ado, here they are:

the very best places in town!


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THE WINNERS:

The Chilled Tsingtao 1. Old Jack's Bar 2. Freeman Cafe Best Bar Food 1. La Villa 2. ssLPG Best Decor 1. Freeman Cafe 2. Room Lounge Best Live Music 1. Club New York 2. Lennon Bar

The Students' Favourite 1. Corner Jazz Bar 2. Le Bang Best Martini 1. The Pearl Buck Cafe 2. Q-Bar Best Place To Pick Up 1. Le Bang 2. Corner Jazz Bar Best Place To Watch Sports 1. Charlie's Bar 2. Old Jack's Bar (Our tip - try New Jack's for the big screen)

Best Bar Staff 1. Club New York - Kevin 2. Old Jack's Bar - Nancy Best Big Spender 1. Q-Bar 2. 1953 Bar Best Cover Band 1. Club New York - Ey Juan 2. Lennon Bar - Plug n' Play rumoured to have split up since voting commenced

Favourite Theme Night 1. Q-Bar - Ladies Night 2. La Villa - Pub Quiz

Best Newcomer 1. Freeman Cafe 2. ssLPG

Best Place To Take A Date 1. La Villa 2. Room Lounge

Best Coffee Shop 1. Cafe Kona 2. Cafe Solo

Honourary Award For Best Bar-That-Was 1. La Luna

Room Lounge

Runner-up, Best Place to Take a Date Runner-up, Best Decor Hidden gem Room Lounge took silver in the awards for Best Decor and Best Place To Take A Date, but also featured in the category, Best Theme Night, for its regular celebrations of la fée verte, Absynthe. We stopped by to show our appreciation, and to become part of the drinks' illustrious heritage - down the years, the Green Fairy has been cited for guiding the pens of such luminaries as Charles Baudelaire, Arthur Rimbaud, Oscar

Wilde and now, REDSTAR. Zhang Yue, how did you come to start this event? I used to own a bar in Shanghai that was also off the beaten track, like this one. And when I was there, 5 years ago, I'd never heard of Absynthe. A friend bumbled in one night, talking about something he'd just drunk that wouldn't let him stop smiling! I hunted for this stuff for ages and found plenty of fake versions and

alternative green liquors. I finally managed to source it in 2007, from a Taiwanese importer, and have been smitten ever since. What else makes Room Lounge unique? It's tiny, a great chill out spot. And about the décor, we love to use fusions of western and Asian influences - for instance, the light coverings are Tibetan, we've got Xinjiang musical instruments - I

recently got back from a trip there. You can drink Italian, French and Argentinean wines while sitting in genuine Chinese-style Chaji 茶几. I don't know of many other places in town that do that. The next Green Fairy night will be on 14 August, Circle Of Drums 28 August.


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Club New York

Winner, Best Barman Winner, Best Cover Band

Kevin - Qingdao's Best Barman

Chat with Raffi - Ey Juan's Drummer So give us some background on the Best Cover Band In Qingdao please. OK, we are Ey Juan - pronounced 'A-huan' - and have been a band for about 4 years. Prior to our time in Qingdao, we were playing at Hanjia Pub in Tianjin. Actually, we all met in Tianjin, where we formed this group. And who is currently in the group? I'm our main drummer, there's Mike on guitar, Jojo on bass, Tony on keys and the two singers Wenny and Kathy. But anyone who has ever seen us will know that there are no strict roles to play, we all change instruments for various songs.

You guys never turn down a request - that whole thing is staged, right? Not at all! We actually do know that many songs. But if I was to request say... Metallica. You could do that? Yeah, for sure. As long as one person in the band knows the song, the rest of us can follow. What are the most common requests? Don't even ask. Hotel California. Bon Jovi. Beautiful Girl. We know they are terrible. What do you like to play most? Blues and Soul. Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Eric Clapton. And we do have original music which we play occasionally, don't forget to mention that!

What is it that makes you the Best Barman In Qingdao? Haha, you've given me that title. But OK, I've been working at bars for many years, and am actually a formally trained bartender - I studied at Mangtianxing Bartending School 满天星调酒学校 on Jiangxi Lu. I got a lot of my experience working at the Shangri La's old bar, B.A.T.S., before coming to Club New York. How was the transition? Pretty easy, they needed good staff. I arrived here in 2005, and was promoted to manager by 2006. In the time I have worked here, many other bar staff have come and worked with me. I've done my best to train them - around one hundred people in fact - and now these guys and girls work at bars all over town. If you had to give this award away, who would you give it to? That's an easy one - Marco at the Shangri-La. He taught me a lot. CNY's KEVIN - Signature cocktail We asked Qingdao's best barman to show off his mixology skills one night after a few shots too many at Club New York - he opted for his rather flambouyant creation the Cherry Sour. Why that one? "It's popular with Russian girls." Say no more. 1. Prepare the garnishes - slivers of apple, and one cherry - and chill the glass. 2. Line up the liquor! You'll need apple or lemon vodka, cherry brandy and cherry liqueur, in the ratio 2:1:just a dash. Put the three together in a shaker and give them a thorough mix. 3. Pour the mixture in, adding a dash of sours for bite. 4. Apply the garnishes. Imbibe.


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Freeman Cafe

Winner, Best Newcomer Winner, Best Decor Runner-up, The Chilled Tsingtao Chris, you guys won Best Newcomer, and it's our fault for putting you in that category, but this is not the first incarnation of Freeman, dui bu dui? Dui. We - Li Tao, my sister and I - actually started Freeman Cafe way back in 1997, but it was in the Old Town, near Parkson Shopping Mall. It was a really cozy little place, and back then, there wasn't anything on this side of town. We'd get really good crowds in there, because of our dedication to good service. When the city started spreading eastwards, a lot of our regulars moved with it. It's been a longtime ambition to get the place started up again. How has the response been to your reopening? Great! I think a lot of people liked the atmosphere of the last place and now we've just moved it within their field of vision. We do things in much the same way

as we used to in the old venue, except the new Freeman is much bigger, and we intend to put on more and more concerts. Last month we had two fantastic acts, Ma Tiao 马条, an Uighur folk act, and Shan Ren 山人, another folk group comprised of people from the Shaoshu minority of Yunnan (少数民族). Aesthetically, what inspired you in the design? We based it on a Mediterranean style - the woodwork, the white walls and rustic feel of the place all combine to give a relaxing, comfortable atmosphere. I really don't like to use materials like metal and glass, I tried to avoid anything industrial. I don't think it has any character.


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ssLPG

Runner-up, Best Newcomer Runner-up, Best Bar Food Phillipe, ssLPG's founder and manager On the bar food We've used a bunch of different styles, but our Mexican burrito and 1/4lb hamburger are amongst the most popular. On wine Well, I'm French, I love wine. Our list is not massive, I try to cover every wine producing region but stick to a medium price range. That said, I have had a few requests lately for more expensive options. The Chinese wine market is booming, and I'm thinking of expanding my selection. On losing out on Best Newcomer to Freeman Cafe, by a single vote! There's no competition between us! People come here, they go to Charlie's Bar, Freeman or Soho - it doesn't matter. We all benefit mutually, including customers, because each of the bars on Jiangxi Lu find ideas and

inspiration from what the others are doing. On Happy Hours We do ours from 10pm-12pm, because that's the time when people actually want to drink. It's very straightforward! 10pm is the real happy hour. On ssLPG It stands for 'Simon Says, Let's Play Games' and the name was inspired by TGI Fridays. I decided to start the bar because I noticed that Chinese consumers were beginning to look for alternative nightlife options, shunning KTV in favour of live music and DJ performances. We've got a regular reggae DJ in now, Shaman, and will be remodeling the bar over the coming month. ssLPG are holding their 1st Anniversary Party in the 3rd weekend of September.

Corner Jazz Bar

Winner, Students' Favourite Runner-up, Best Place to Pick Up Henry - Founder First of all, why in the world are you called 'Jazz' Bar? Well, when we started seven and a half years ago that was the idea - to make a performance bar with the emphasis on jazz music. But nobody in Qingdao liked jazz - or I should say, there weren't

enough appreciative audience members. So we went with what was successful - a hip-hop themed, real after-hours bar.

really sell that much booze because most of the people that turn up are already trashed. Shooters and beer. Cheap and cheerful.

What are the five most popular drinks you guys make? Actually, it's quite funny that we have this reputation of being a real drinking bar - we don't

And how are the toilets? Forget what you think you know - we just installed new ones, and they're very clean thank you!


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Cafe Kona

Winner, Best Bar Acting as a Coffee Shop Aileen - Founder and Manager So what do you think about the fact that suddenly Minjiang Er Lu has been renamed 'Coffee and Tea Craft Street 咖啡茶艺街'? It was a cooperation between all the cafe owners and teashops on the street, and the Shinan Government. All the places along this road are different and have their own charm. We often visit one another, our relationships are good.

Jack's Bar

Runner-up, Best Barmaid

When we were asking people for their votes, you were in the category 'Best Bar Acting As A Coffee Shop' - what are your most popular drinks? It varies by the season and time of day. A lot of Americanos in the morning, lattes in the afternoon, cappuccinos throughout; people seem to like mochas in the summertime. In the evenings, it's mostly Tsingtao beer and wine.

Nancy - Qingdao's Best Barmaid What's your favourite drink to make? Gin and tonic. Everyone likes it and it was the first one I learned to make. It's the drink that our bar is most famous for, so when people order one here they're excited about it.

One of our favourite things on the Kona menu is that deviously good (and cheap) Asian-western toasted egg sandwich. What's in the special sauce? I'm definitely not telling you. It tastes like the Big Mac sauce. ... ... ... I'm definitely not telling you.

Like working at the bar? Yes, it's not like work, you can enjoy it. Talking to people, keeping them satisfied and maintaining a clean and comfortable environment is something I take pride in it.

Pearl Buck Cafe

Winner, Best Martini Winner in the cocktail category, the new arrival at No 1 Bathing Beach has attacked Qingdao's nightlife scene with an unadulterated assault of quality drinks and music events, including the surprise performance by Beijing-based blues band Black Cat Bone, and the acquisition of renowned jazz musicians Ptah Brown and John Cole as house band. What people might not be aware of however, is their thievery of Beijing's Lan Club's mixologist, Landy. We caught him to quiz him on his creations...

Tell us a bit about the legend, Mr. Jack? He's a very serious person. Always seeking perfection. He cares about things in great detail.

Where did you study cocktails? In Beijing's most renowned cocktail school, it's called Peiyan Mixology College. After I graduated, I worked at the At Cafe in Beijing's 798 Art District and then at Lan Club for three years. How many different varieties of martini do you have? Thirty. Haha, I know it's a ridiculous amount. My favourites to make are the Classic Martini, Lychee, Rose, Mojito, Bloody Mary, and my newest variant - the Cotton Candy Martini.

How do you deal with troublesome customers? Drunks? I just try to make the trouble smaller, keep talking to them and try to bring them around to my idea - leaving. I try not to be angry, they have no idea. But if they get too out of line, they better watch out...


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Man of Letters

Calligrapher Song Wenjing I am in the studio of Qingdao-based calligrapher Song Wenjing. The entry of the quiet loft has chairs and tea sets, "For parties!" he tells me; in the centre is a large table with room enough for a class of twenty young scripto-enthusiasts. At the far end of the table there is a motley assortment of flat stone inkwells, brushes and writing surfaces. Sunlight streams through the windows of the loft to rest on a massive book case, glinting off of the

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gold lettering of a hundred encyclopedia spines. In fact, Song Wenjing's library of historical texts and works of Chinese literature has been certified as the largest personal collection in Shandong Province. Calligraphy. Word painting. I admire anyone with good handwriting, but it's staggering to think of the degree of consistency that is required to write any of the many thousands of characters in

thousands of years ago, calligraphy was indistinguishable from writing or study the Chinese lexicon. Mr. Song and other shufajia have an unrivaled command of characters, with each brushstroke bringing forth 3,000 years of development into a single pictograph. "Thousands of years ago," he says, "calligraphy was indistinguishable from writing or study. In our work, we reference everything we can know about the development of Chinese thought, as it has been recorded." Mr. Song has worked in the past as a bank clerk, decorator, television presenter, coach of the Qingdao Hainiu football team (Zhongneng's predecessors), editor of Chinese Calligraphy magazine (中国书法), all the while remaining one of China's pre-eminent word artists. Each profession has influenced his work in some way, but he has drawn the most inspiration from his regular stints as a university lecturer, drinking in the fresh ideas and perspectives of the young, academic environment. He travels extensively, letting new styles inform his work and sharing his culture with others. He says that foreigners often ask if calligraphy is becoming


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a lost art, as people rely more on typing and seldom write anything. His busy teaching schedule is at least some indication that there is robust interest in the craft. "Yes, young people use computers, and I do too," he admits. "Calligraphy will not suffer as people write less - it's a passion, an expression, that is alive and well in China." Mr. Song believes the calligrapher's practice is about the relationship between humanity and knowledge, applying a personal touch to an objective statement. Any character can be written any number of ways, if you understand elements and origins of the meaning. He shows me a book of his explorations involving '梦' (meng, dream), with pages where the character becomes a house with sleeping tenants, or a glamourously airy 梦露 to represent Marilyn Monroe. There are pages of dream poetry, much of it original. Other pages have cycles of the same text written in each of the five main calligraphic styles.

Another of his exercise books contains a collection of poems by Li Bai, rendered in forms which Mr. Song felt appropriate to each subject. One text, communicating great joy, is rendered in the exuberant Cao style; another pastoral, landscape piece is reproduced with Zhuan characters, the early pictographs that seem to bear a more direct relationship between appearance and meaning. "A lot of modern art is about abstraction restricting, communicating a lot in a minimalist form," he says, "when you are painting words and not pictures, it calls on the same concepts." Some of his recent work has an expressionistic quality that bridges his ancient craft and contemporary graphic art; the characters are sublimated into dots and strokes that are no longer recognisable. It's an evolutionary step in this dialogue between meaning and expression, knowledge and humanity, letter and script, and Mr. Song is always eager to find new ways to breathe life into an idea. "In Chinese, we say 'read a thousand books, walk a thousand miles' ('读万卷书,行千里路). Information has to join with experience.'

Four Treasures of the Study 文房四宝 Paper (zhĭ) 纸 Parchment is itself one of China's great inventions, believed to have been developed in 104 CE. Paperweights and writing pad are used for stability. Ink (mò) 墨 Ink traditionally comes in a stick, made from soot and binding agents and stamped with the maker's seal. The calligrapher rubs the inkstick in water to achieve the desired consistency. A six inch stick of highly prized ink will cost thousands of yuan. Inkstone (yàn) 砚 The calligrapher's palette, where the ink is mixed with water to get the perfect consistency. Inkstones and paperweights are often highly ornamental, and considered objects of art in their own right. Brush (bĭ) 笔 Considered an extension of the calligrapher's arm, the right brush is key to effective communication. The brush head may be made from the hair or feathers of any of a number of animals, from goats to chickens to tigers.


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Yantai

A city of colonial charm Juicy apples and pears (or maybe even glutinous sea cucumbers) might come to mind if you‘ve only heard of it through your colleagues and friends, but after a trip to Yantai, images of colonial remnants, beautiful beaches and ancient Chinese architecture are more likely to stick around. Its strategic position near the border of the Bohai and Yellow Sea and its protection by the island/archipelago Zhifu made it an important maritime port as early as the Spring and Autumn Period (722BC-481BC). In the Ming Dynasty, imperial soldiers stationed atop mountains in the surrounding area would light wolf dung as a smoke warning signal during the day or fire at night, giving rise to today's name (烟台/ Yantai/smoke platform). In the late 19th-century and early 20th-century Yantai was known to the West as Chefoo (a romanization of Zhifu, the island mentioned above). As Shandong's oldest modern port city, Yantai was known as Chefoo much earlier than Qingdao was Tsingtao, and the city's very dynamic

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colonial history is still manifest in a conglomeration of European/American architectural styles.

A smoky past At the end of the first part of the Second Opium Wars in 1858, Yantai became one of eleven Chinese ports forcibly opened to foreign trade under the Treaty of Tianjin (the import of opium and missionaries were also made legal under this 'unequal treaty'). Shortly thereafter, when an armed Anglo-French envoy sought to deliver officials to embassies in Beijing, they met heavy resistance led by a Mongolian named Sengge Rinchen at the entrance of the Hai River in Tianjin. Following the skirmish, 173 British and French ships set sail north from Hong Kong and captured both Yantai and Dalian thereby blocking off the Bohai Sea, before moving up the Hai River, on into Beijing and destroying the Summer Palace. After the Chinese Imperial Government had been almost completely debilitated, 17 nations set up embassies (in order: Britian, USA, Japan, Germany, Russia, France, Italy, Norway, Australia, Hungary, Holland, Belgium,


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the small streets and back alleyways amongst European architecture styles throws one back to those heady colonial days Denmark, Spain, Sweden and Korea) and western businessmen poured in. They brought schools, hospitals, wineries (see sidebar about Changyu Wine Museum), and industrial products while some of the main exports out of Yantai were peanuts, soy bean, silk and minerals. It became one of the first Chinese ports to set up underwater electrical cabling, alongside Shanghai and Dalian and was also home to China's first modern postal system. By 1875, more than 700 steamships passed through the port each year. Most of the colonial remnants are found just east of the train and bus stations.

Beaches There are a few smaller pockets of sand found downtown. The massive, several kilometres-long, Gold Beach is found west of town in the Yantai Development Zone. Taxis from downtown run about 50元 and there are plenty of resorts and hotels found in the area. There also several islands around Yantai worth exploring, including the 14km long

Walking around Changyangjie or Changyang street just south of Yantaishan Gongyuan, the many small streets and back alleyways amongst a conglomeration of European architecture styles certainly throws one back to those heady colonial days. Most buildings are still in use, from an old German post office being used as a seedy bathhouse, to old shanties being used today as lowincome housing. Its easy to get lost wondering the streets and feel as if you have wondered back to those heady colonial days. For watering holes, there are a variety of al fresco clubs and restaurants lining Changyang Street.

Yangma Island/养马岛. It's accessible by bus from the long distance bus station and is only about a 30-minute drive. There are also several islands along the coast and speedboats are available for rent.

Changyu Winery Changyu Wine was established in 1892 after a hefty investment from an overseas magnate, Chang Bishi. It became China's first industrially produced wine, and its brandy and red wines went on to claim gold medals at overseas competitions in the early 20th century. In 2007 it became the first Asian

Today, Yantai is home to Shandong's largest seafood industry, and specialities include sea cucumbers, prawns, abalone and scallops, in addition to more than seventy types of sea delicacies.

Getting There Travelers can reach Yantai by private car, bus or train. Buses leave every few hours from long distance stations on Wenzhou Lu and Feixian Lu (see listings for contact). For English-speaking guide services here and anywhere else in Shandong, call Shan Shui Adventures at 158 6556 1327.

winery to enter the top ten based on sales. Changyu Wine Culture Museum is found on Dama Lu just east of Chaoyangjie and costs 30元 to explore, which includes a tasting in the cellar, and if the tease doesn't do it for you, Cherry Brandy and Cognac machine-dispensed shots go for a couple RMB throughout the exhibit.

Penglai With Daoist and Chinese secular folklore origins, The Eight Immortals (八仙) is still an extremely popular tale and image across Eastern Asia. According to legend, special power-wielding fairies used to reside on the sea-side cliffs of Penglai and the groups of islands just north of the shore, holding the elixirs

to eternal life. Qin Shihuang supposedly even sent a search team, but the expedition never returned; according to the story, they discovered Japan instead. Penglai Pavillion (Penglaige/蓬莱阁) covers 2km2 and is a fortress of small villages as well as a light tower. Entrance is nearly 100元 but quite worth it. If you're lucky you may catch a mirage on the sea; there have been several in recent history. You can get to Penglai from Yantai by bus from the long distance bus station (Changtu qiche zhan) for around 15元 and it takes a little more than an hour. Buses return directly to Qingdao from Penglai almost hourly throughout the day.


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Class of Your Own Take a Break Summertime screams for vacation, and some of us are losing focus. Teachers and students alike need a vacation. The need for a break is a recurring theme in the classroom. It’s all about giving students a chance to process new information before moving ahead. The brain works like a muscle in the body that is strengthened through alternating tension and relaxation. Learn, process, then learn some more. After the break, refreshed minds will be ready to continue. Students are working hard during your class, even when they’re just sitting still. They’re working hard to listen, understand, and put their own thoughts into English words. For young students, sitting still itself is hard work. There are times when teachers, particularly new ones, get excited about either the subject matter or the progress the students are making. They don’t want to stop and may skip or delay breaks, occasionally even urged on by the students.

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Resist the urge, even if everyone is ready to keep going. Maintaining a consistent break time will help to strengthen your students’ concentration. Don’t let them wonder exactly when they’ll finally get a rest. Rather than delaying the break to explain “just one more thing,” whet their curiosity. Give a hint of what will follow the break, perhaps putting some spin on it. Promise a learning secret or surefire tip to help their English. Encouraging students to move during the break serves two purposes. Younger students may need to work off energy, while older students may need to move in order to re-energise. If students put their heads down on the desk, begin the next session with some stretching exercises. That little nap was only long enough to make them more drowsy. Some movement combined with opening windows or turning on more lights can get them going again. Unless they initiate it, resist engaging students in conversation during the

class break. It’s possible they need to disconnect for a brief period before getting back to the lesson. Respect that need and let them make the decision to talk or not. You may also need time to disconnect. If the last thing you want is to keep talking to students, step out of the classroom and head for the teachers’ lounge. If you’re feeling less than enthusiastic about the lesson, go over your notes rather than calling a friend to vent. Maybe an idea will present itself, such as changing the pace, adding a key point, or switching the order of planned exercises. Perhaps the lesson plan itself needs to be a break from a grueling schedule. A class that is only about having fun might be what your students need to revive.

and revitalise their enjoyment of the subject matter. Oh, and don’t forget that 'taking a break' is an idiomatic phrase that students may not know. Either keep saying it in a consistent way until one day the meaning becomes clear, or explain it up front.

Playing games can get them thinking more quickly in English, but it also may be what they need to ease the pressure

Hundred Schools Yang Zhu

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There was a time, some 2,500 years ago when the great thinkers of the day all tried to repress the thinking of one man. But they didn't succeed. Some say he was a forerunner of Daoism. I find him to be more of a crude protoDaoist. None of his works remain. There is a chapter about him in the Daoist classic the Liezi, and though it certainly wasn't written by him, most scholars believe it to represent his thinking. His name is Yang Zhu (杨朱), and he speaks about life itself. From the Liezi: "Yang Zhu spoke: 'A long life of a hundred years is a great thing, yet not one in a thousand can pull it off. For the sake of argument, let's imagine the life of someone who does. 'Helpless infancy and the elderly years will take up about half of it. What is forgotten in sleep and lost in the waking day will take up another half. Pain and sickness, sorrow and bitterness, losses and anxieties will swallow another half.

'There may remain ten years or so, but I reckon that even in them will be found only an hour of smiling selfabandonment... What then should we make of human life? What pleasure is in it?'" Very earnestly, he says that life is precious, and we should make the most of it, wasting no time, for example, on seeking fame. Forget about face, he said, it's a waste of energy. Enjoy yourself. "The people of high antiquity knew both the shortness of life, and how suddenly and completely it might be closed by death. Therefore, they obeyed the movements of their hearts, never refusing what was natural for them to like... They did not resist the common tendency of all things toward self-enjoyment." All of this sounds fine, right? We ought to devote time and energy to enjoy ourselves. The problem with Yang Zhu, though - and nearly all critics agree on this one - is the next part.

He forgets that it does, in fact, feel good to help others. Also, if you are known to be a helping hand, others are happy to help you when you (inevitably) need help.

Yang Zhu believed that each person should be self-contained and not help anyone else. His most famous quote, cited in many other texts like Mengzi, Hanfeizi, and Huainanzi, is that he would not sacrifice "a hair on his head" to help anyone else. His idea is that if every one takes complete care of himself and his own needs, the world will be in perfect order. Don't worry about helping others. Block that idea out. Concentrate on yourself. If everyone does that, he says, everyone will collectively be better off. Don't help your neighbor build a house; don't help him when his cart tips over. Focus on your own happiness.

The first idea above, that one ought to experience full enjoyment, does find its way into the DaoDeJing and the Zhuangzi. There, however, the idea has evolved. Those who exist in pure freedom outside of social conventions, they say, fulfill their innate nature, thus being living examples of the greater Dao. It's about freedom from restrictions on the spirit; not freedom from the burden of helping others. Yang Zhu never made that step, so he is usually thought mostly as a negative philosopher, one who encouraged selfishness. Nonetheless, he was definitely a major player in the philosophical war of the late Zhou Dynasty, when the very soul of China was in a period of deep introspection.


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24 City

Directed by Jia Zhangke 24 City (the Chengdu apartment complex) is as blunt a metaphor for the reform-and-opening-up as anyone might ask for. It stands on the site of state-owned "Factory 420", a military aircraft facility that expanded to domestic goods in the '80s, fell on hard times in the '90s, and was purchased by developers in 2005. 24 City (the film) was partly financed by said developers, which seems similarly emblematic. Jia doesn't flinch from advertisements - ask the people at Olay - but 24 City doesn't promote high-rise apartments any more effectively than Still Life promoted the Three Gorges Dam, not least because the finished complex is only seen as a scale plastic model. The film's head is in the past, albeit a past firmly bolted to the present. The narrative takes in all of Factory 420's five-decade history, but through interviews rather than flashbacks and reconstructions. Four actors (L端 Liping, Chen Jianbin, Joan Chen and Zhao Tao) are among the interviewees, which smacks of pomo pranksterism. But it's not as simple as all that. For instance, Joan Chen's segment - with Chen as a worker noted for her resemblance to Joan Chen - turns on how icons (popular and otherwise) fuel individual desires in not-always-liberating ways. Broadly speaking, the hybrid technique undermines any claim to Ultimate Truth. 24 City can only latch onto fragments of the past, real or fictive, tangible or remembered - just like the women incongruously performing full-dress opera in a run-down residential courtyard, or Zhao Tao with her plaintively self-affirming "I'm the daughter of a worker!" Perhaps the breakneck pace and historical rupture of the reform era makes even the recent past too elusive for a straightforward accounting (does the amnesiac retiree near the beginning speak to a more general condition?). And perhaps Jia will try again in 2038, when 24 City itself is buried under bigger, better apartments, or the world's largest Little Sheep Hot Pot. -Josh Martin

The Hangover

Directed by Todd Phillips If you have never had a morning where you woke up a little fuzzy about events of the past evening this summer's comedy, The Hangover, may stomp across your field of vision like a twisted morality tale. For the rest of us it might seem oddly reminiscent of a lost weekend spent up on Jiangxi Lu (see 'Bar & Nightlife Awards', p12). Four young men go to Vegas for a bachelor party the likes of which they find themselves desperately attempting to piece back together in the ensuing days. You see, the groom has gone missing and instead of the bride's father's cherished classic Mercedes in valet a police car sits. Someone's missing a tooth, someone left a baby crying in the suite and someone else left a tiger in the bathroom. Ed Helms of The Daily Show and The Office (USA) stars alsongside Bradley Cooper and the possibly unbalanced Zach Galifianakis in a film directed by the man behind Old School (2003), Todd Phillips. If you could laugh at Will Farrell's Hank 'the Tank' ripping beer bongs and streaking you might just spend an enjoyable couple hours following these groomsmen through their misadventures. This isn't art house fare by any stretch. The Hangover has already smashed box office records for low-brow summer comedy in the US. This past June The Hangover managed to continuously outsell big-budget blockbusters like Angels & Demons, Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 and Terminator Salvation. For Americans, we had a taste for something funny and a heaping dose of collective amnesia seemed like a good way to take our minds off all those unnecessary conflicts we'd gotten ourselves into. The classic debauched bachelor party has become a cherished pre-nuptial rampage and the city of Las Vegas has gone a long way in seeking to be identified as the final destination for youth's misdeeds. They're on full display here. The Hangover is fantastic for an evening of guilty fun where you might find yourself walking away without one-or just tie one on beforehand and enjoy the ride. -Ryan Blocher

Bitter Sea: Coming of Age Before Mao Charles N. Li

Charles Li aptly entitled his eventful memoir 'ku hai', which means bitter sea. It refers to how life's briny, biting tribulations resemble boundless waters. Growing up in a troubled family and war-torn China, this colourful writer thought of "life as a journey at sea, floating like flotsam, cresting with waves, dropping in troughs... only to surface again and again." Under the Japanese occupation, Li's efficacious father served the collaborationist Wang Ching-wei government. Tall, handsome - clad in tailored suits - but emotionally severe, the father beats his son after bullies pound the kid at school. Young Li watches as Japanese marauders shoot fleeing Chinese victims in the back. After 1949, his father barely escapes a death sentence and runs to Hong Kong. However, scheming Li senior sends the boy to a bookless mainland high school. The strident pro-Mao curriculum includes a pest eradication offensive against mosquitoes wherein Li placed their smashed little corpses in a newspaper cone to help count them. In a hilarious passage that implicitly illustrates the spirit of resistance, Li recalls a class mate whom an iron lady female cadre tasked with public self criticism. Instead, the dissenter spoke of his sexual desire for her -- she blushes, stammers and crys. The authorities tell a stunned Li that he cannot attend college because his dad only enrolled the boy as a ploy to gauge his own political standing on the mainland. Li's mother abandons her authoritarian husband and blooms. Then the politics-obsessed father comes to respect teenaged Li's intelligence and wit. The latter's pungent descriptive powers peg Khrushchev as a "sawed off Beria." The climax comes when Li, leaving to study in America, finds his aging father standing in silent good bye at the airport. The undulating waves have the articulate Li surface as a married, smiling linguistics professor in California. It appears that the rolling waters have finally calmed. The book itself is engaging throughout, and provides a fascinating glimpse of coming up China's remarkable recent history. -Victor Fic (vfic@hotmail.com) is a veteran analyst on East Asia based in Seoul. This edition is currently available at The Book Nook.


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Essential Numbers Directory Inquiries (diàn huà hào mǎ chá xún) (114/116) 电话号 码查询 Fire (huǒ jǐng ) (119) 火警

Police (bào jǐng) (110) 报警 Qingdao Cable Networking (qīng dăo yŏu xiàn diàn shì) (8570-1999) 青岛有线电视 Taxi Help (chū zū chē tóu sù) (82817777) 出租车投诉 Taxi Reservation Hotline (chū zū yù yuē rè xiàn) (9600-9797) 出租 预约热线 Tourist Help (lǚ yóu tóu sù zhōng xīn) (8591-2000) 旅游投诉中心 Traffic Accidents (jiāo tōng shì gù) (122) 交通事故 Electricity Help (gòng diàn jí xiū) (800-8601188) 供电急修 Publice Service Hotline (gōng yòng fú wù rè xiàn) (12319) 24 hour. Including water, gas, heating etc 公 用服务热线 China Mobile Service Hotline (yí dòng tōng xùn fú wù diàn huà) (10086) 移动通讯服务电话 China Unicom Service Hotline (lián tōng zōng hé fú wù diàn huà) (10010) 联通综合服务电话 China Telecom (diàn xìn zōng hé fú wù diàn huà) (10000) 电信综合 服务电话 Wanneng Locksmith Services (Qingdao Shi Wanneng Kaisuo Zhongxin) (8868-7772) 青岛市万能 开锁中心

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1877, 96567) 青岛国际飞机场 · 40 minutes drive from CBD (¥80-100) · 13 international destinations · 7.87 million passengers p.a. · 116,000 tons of cargo p.a.

Rail Qingdao to Beijing

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Depart Arrive No. Hours 06:57 07:42 10:51 12:53 14:49 17:19 20:25

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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 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

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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 jiŭ diàn). 76 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8571-8888) 青岛颐中皇冠假日酒店 香港中路 76号 Map 1 Doubletree by Hilton Qingdao/ Chengyang (qīng dǎo xīn jiāng xī ěr dùn yì lín jiǔ diàn) 220, 308 National Road/Guodao, Chengyang District (8098-8888) www.doubletreebyhilton. com 青岛鑫江希尔顿逸林酒店 青 岛308国道城阳段220号 Grand Regency Hotel (lì jīng dà jiǔ diàn) 110 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8588-1818) 丽晶大酒店 香港中路 110号 Map 3 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 InterContinental Qingdao (qīng dǎo hǎi ěr zhōu jì jiǔ diàn). 98 Aomen Lu (6656-6666) 青岛海尔洲际酒店 澳 门路98号 Map 2 Kilin Crown Hotel (Best Western) (qí lín huáng guàn dà jiǔ diàn) 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). 9 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8388-3838) 香格里拉大饭店 香港 中路9号 Map 7

4 Star 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, Huangdao (8698-6666) 黄岛蓝海大 酒店 黄岛长江西路66号 Copthorne Hotel Qingdao (qīng dǎo guó dūn dà jiǔ diàn). 28 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8668-1688) 青岛国敦大酒 店 香港中路28号 Map 4


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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

Clearsea Arts Hotel (hǎi qīng wén jié yì shù jiǔ diàn) Stunning and innovative hotel on the site of Qingdao German Governor’s Residence. 26 Longshan Lu (8869-1111) www. clearsea.cn 海青文杰艺术酒店 龙山 路26号 德国总督府院内

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 Holiday Inn Parkview Qingdao (qīng dǎo jǐng yuán jià rì jiǔ diàn). 306 Xingyang Lu, Chengyang District (8096-6888) 青岛景园假日酒店 城 阳区兴阳路306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.157, 8325-3975) 52平方国际公 寓 海丰路10号 Map 5

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 Map 6 Haixiang Hotel (hǎi xiáng shāng wù jiǔ diàn) 8 Zijin Shan Zhi Lu, Huangdao (8689-0666) 海翔商务酒店 黄岛紫 金山支路8号 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 (8682-8999) 锦江之星 黄岛井冈山 路438号 100 Nanjing Lu (8310-7999) 南京 路100号 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 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 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 Qingdao City Home Business Hotel

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Laozhuancun China Comuunity Art and Culture Hotel (lǎo zhuàn cūn China gōng shè wén huà yì shù jiǔ 8 Minjiang San Lu (8576diàn) 8776) 老转村China公社文化艺术 酒店 闽江三路8号

Resort Ariva Qingdao Hotel & Serviced Apartments (qīng dǎo ài lì huá jiǔ diàn jí fú wù gōng yù) 135 Yan'an San Lu (8197-8777) www.stayariva.com 青岛艾丽华酒店及服务公寓 青岛 市市南区延安三路135号 Asana Executive Apartments (qīng dǎo jiā shàng huī tíng xíng zhèng gōng yù). 15 (Yi) Donghai Xi Lu (The Sail @ Olympic Bay Apartment B) (8091-5151) 青岛嘉尚辉庭行政公寓 东海西路15号乙 (东海路9号B栋) 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). 316 Xianggang Dong Lu (88966969) 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 Big Brother Guest House (bēn zhī lǚ qīng nián lǚ guǎn) Two locations in Qingdao - all mod cons for budget or mid range travellers. www. bigbrotherguesthouse.com 31 Jiangxi Lu (8287-3888) 奔之旅青年旅馆 江 西路31号 6 Baoding Lu (8280-2212) 10 mins walk from train station. Cosy, clean and affordable. 奔之旅青年旅 馆 保定路6号 The Beach House (dà hǎi yì kè zhàn) 1 Wendeng Lu (Right on the water edge of Beach No.1). Directly across from No 1 Beach, with a great rooftop bar area overlooking the city. (82893999) www.beachhouseqingdao.com 大海驿客栈 文登路1号 Qingdao Kaiyue Youth Hostel (qīng dǎo kǎi yuè guó jì qīng nián lǚ guǎn) Located in the centre of Qingdao concession area. 31 Jining Lu (82845450) yhaqd@yahoo.com.cn 青岛凯 越国际青年旅馆 济宁路31号

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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 YHA Old Observatory (qīng dǎo ào bó wéi tè guó jì qīng nián lǚ shè) www.hostelqingdao.com 21 Guanxiang Er Lu (8282-2626) 青岛 奥博维特国际青年旅社 观象二 路21号

Sights Beaches No. 1 Bathing Beach (dì yī hǎi shuǐ yù chǎng) Qingdao’s most popular beach, and one of the largest.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 Qingdao International Christian Fellowship QICF is an interdenominational community of Christian expats and their families meeting at 10am every Sunday; in accordance with local regulations, please bring your foreign passport (or for Chinese citizens, proof of marriage to a foreigner). Intercontinental Hotel, 3rd Floor, Auditorium, 98 Aomen Lu, www.qicf.org,  info.qicf@gmail.com St. Michael’s Cathedral (tiān zhǔ jiào táng). Built by the Germans in 1934. Regular services on Sunday mornings. Bus No. 1,2,5,6. 15 Zhejiang Lu (82865960) 天主教堂 浙江路15号 Zhanshan Temple (zhàn shān sì) Built in 1945 and is the most recently constructed temple by followers of

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Qingdao Shan Shui Adventures Adventure enthusiast and regular REDSTAR contributor Marcus Murphy has for years been spending every free moment walking the earth of Shandong Province, and climbing the cliffs, and biking the roads, and hiking the hills, and seeing the sites, and... you get the idea. His Qingdao Shan Shui (山水) Adventures provides bilingual guide services throughout the province, with an emphasis on the natural beauty of Laoshan's breathtaking mountainand-ocean vistas. Back in May, Shan Shui led a group on to a fishing boat and across to Xiao Guan Dao, where we hiked, climbed, barbecued and explored the WWII-era bunker caves that crisscross the island. The trip was a blast, and we even set off and returned on time (with 15 people, no small feat). Total expenditure for each person, including transportation and food, was just over 200元. It was a fantastic way to spend a weekend, experiencing a very different side of Qingdao. Shan Shui has extensive knowledge of trails and destinations, and will tailor an excursion to any size group and any interest that could possibly be met in this province (though skiing may need to wait until later this autumn). Frequent requests are for their Old Town Tour and a Laoshan 'backcountry' trip that involves real trails and, at the top, a home-roasted goat dinner and baijiu. If you're itching to experience adventure in Qingdao, visit www. qingdaossadventures.com and get involved. Shan Shui is planning a trip to Taishan, the foremost of Taoisms 'Five Sacred Mountains', and a pilgrimage site for the past 3,000 years. The adventure will take place over the weekend of 29-30 August. For more information, call 158 6556 1327.


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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). 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, Huangdao 黄岛区民俗展览馆 珠江 路1001号 Qingdao German-style Prison Site Museum (qīng dǎo dé guó jiān yù jiù zhǐ bó wù guǎn) 21 Changzhou Lu (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 Qingdao Municipal Gallery (qīng dǎo shì měi shù guǎn) 7 Daxue Lu (82888886) 青岛市美术馆 大学路7号 Qingdao Sculpture Museum (qīng dǎo shì diāo sù yì shù guǎn) Situated on Donghai Rd., overlooking the Sea. 66 Donghai Dong Lu 青岛市 雕塑艺术馆 东海东路66号 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 original Tsingtao Brewery is now the site of an excellent museum. Take a tour of the brewery including free beer 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, located at the southern foot of Taipingshan Hill. 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 Yunyang Lu (8386-1179) 植物园 郧阳路33号 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. Bus No. 6,26,501,801 24 Fushan Zhi Lu 小鱼山公园 福山

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支路24号 Lu Xun Park (lǔ xùn gōng yuán) 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 1388 Culture Street (1388 wén huà jiē) Minjiang San Lu 1388文化街 闽江三路 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 in Springtime. Bus No. 15,26,31,202 Wushengguan Lu 八大 关 武胜关路 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. Huadong Baili Winery, Nan Long Kou (8881-7878) 华 东酒庄 南龙口 Laoshan Scenic Area (láo shān fēng jǐng míng shèng qū) The Mount Lao Scenic Area (Laoshan), is situated 30km southeast of 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. 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 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) Bus No. 25, 26, 31, 104, 202 Aomen Lu 音乐广场 澳门路 Qingdao Guest House (qīng dǎo yíng bīn guǎn) Built as the German Governor’s Residence in 1905. Famous guests include China’s former presidents Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. 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) Performances 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

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Qingdao TV Tower (qīng dǎo diàn shì tǎ) 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. Bus No. 2, 8, 25, 26, 201, 301, 304. 12 Taiping Lu (8286-8575) 栈桥 太平路12号

Chinese Dining BBQ Handiyuan BBQ (hán dì yuán kǎo ròu) 20 Zijin Shan Zhi Lu, Huangdao (8688-2389) 韩帝园烤肉 黄岛紫金 山支路20号 HBR Music Kitchen (hǎi biān rén yīn yuè chú fáng). 8 Haimen Lu (8388-8711) 海边人音乐厨房 海门 路8号 Map 9 Jiuxianfang BBQ (jiǔ xiān fāng) 316 Zijin Shan Lu, Huangdao (8689-0377) 玖鲜坊 黄岛紫金山路316号 Kylin French Teppanyaki (yù qí lín fǎ shì tiě bǎn shāo). 69 Aomen Liu Lu (8579-6116) 玉麒麟法式铁板烧 澳 门六路69号 Map 14 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 True Color (qīng dǎo běn sè pí jiǔ bā) 26 Yan Er Dao Lu (8302-5078) 青岛本 色啤酒吧 燕尔岛路26号

Beijing De Heng Beijing Roast Duck (běi jīng dé héng kǎo yā diàn) One of Qingdao’s grandest locales with giant lions keeping watch over the door. 49 Nanjing Lu (8578-2956) 北京德恒烤 鸭店 南京路49号 Map 12 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) 20 Yan Er Dao Lu (85750208) 小王府饭店 燕儿岛路20 号 Map 3 Quan Ju De Beijing Roased Duck (quán jù dé běi jīng kǎo yā diàn) 1-2F, Bldg. A, Fenghe Square, 12 Xianggang Zhong Lu (6677-7308) 全聚德北京 烤鸭店 香港中路12号丰合广场A 区1-2层


=featured in REDSTARGUIDESTM Qingdao =english menu 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 Hirun Old Restaurant (hǎi rùn lăo fàn diàn) 43 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8597-8868) 海润老饭店 香港中路 43号 Map 19 Moon (yuè) Chinese Restaurant. 2F, InterContinental Qingdao, 98 Aomen Lu (6656-6666 ext.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

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

Donglaishun (dōng lái shùn) 400 Jinggang Shan Lu, Huangdao (86899998) 东来顺 黄岛井冈山路400号 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. 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)

Lotus (lián yuán) Dim Sum 2F, Copthorne Hotel Qingdao, 28 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8668-1688 ext. 8500) 莲园 香港中路28号 青岛国 敦大酒店2层

Yaoyao Hotpot (yáo yáo huǒ guō) 55 Furong Lu (8363-8118) 瑶瑶火锅 芙蓉路55号

Zhongshanyuan (zhōng shān yuán bào chì dùn pĭn diàn) 33 Fuzhou Lu

Lao Man Ke (lǎo mǎn kè zhōu diàn) 113 Jiangxi Lu (8576-8625) 老满客粥 店 江西路113号

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Dumplings (jiaozi) 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) One of the best places to get your jiaozi fix. 56 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8575-3697) 大清花饺子 香港中路56号 Map 17 Laobian (lǎo biān jiǎo zi guǎn) Friendly staff, terrific food (well beyond the dumplings), and a beautiful interior. 39 Nanjing Lu (8577-9938) 老边饺子馆 南京路39 号 Map 20 San He Yuan Dumplings (sān hé yuán shuĭ jiăo) Home-style restaurant that specialises in dumplings. 39 Zhangzhou Er Lu (8593-2008) 三合园水饺 漳州二路 39号 Map 6

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 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 Le Tai Yuan (lè tài yuán kuài cān diàn) 24 hour Chinese fast food. Zhangzhou Er Lu 乐泰园快餐店 漳 州二路 Map 7 Yucong (yù cōng jiā cháng cài guăn) 147 Minjiang Lu (8577-0222) 毓 聪家常菜馆 闽江路147号 Zhou Quan Zhou Dao (zhōu quán zhōu dào cài guăn) 120 Minjiang Lu (8577-8656) 粥全粥到菜馆 闽江 路120号

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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 San Bao (sān bǎo zhōu diàn) 158 Minjiang Lu (8577-0119) 三宝粥店 闽 江路158号

Seafood Ah Yat Abalone Restaurant (ā yī bào yú jiǔ jiā) 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店2层 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 Four Season Restaurant The Australian-owned restaurant chain is located in the grounds of Qingdao German Governor’s Residence, former abode of German Governor and Chairman Mao. Fantastic cantonese cuisine and classics from across China with an international twist, in a very artistic setting. 26 Longshan Lu (82885308, 8288-5801) www.clearsea.cn 龙 山路26号德国总督府院内 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 Guang Kai Seafood Restaurant

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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. Kilin Crown Hotel) (8889-0285) 金梦

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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. 24 Yunxiao Lu (85733583) 渔码头海鲜舫 云霄路24 号 Map 16

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. China Gongshe (zhōng guó gōng 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 Map 5 shè)

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 20 Zhuhai Lu (85893899) 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 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

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. Boiling Fish Township (fèi téng yú xiāng) 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) Map 8 Dieqiao (dié qiào shí shàng chuān cài cān tīng). 111 Zhangzhou Lu (8571-7123) 蝶俏时尚川菜餐厅 漳 州路111号 Map 1 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 Lao Zhuan Cun (lǎo zhuàn cūn) Superb Sichuan fare, with great service. A hugely popular restaurant with locals and laowais alike. 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 Map 4

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qingdao listings 34 title Shan Cheng Chilli Pepper (shān chéng hóng là jiāo) 24 hour Sichuan restaurant, perfect for your late night spice cravings. 109 Minjiang Lu 山城 红辣椒 闽江路109号 Map 15 Shu Xiang Yuan (shǔ xiāng yuàn) Hidden away in the basement of the World Trade Centre, this gem is well worth finding. 6 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8591-0688) 蜀香苑 香港中路6 号 Map 10 South Beauty (qiào jiāng nán) This curiously designed establishment has isolated dining cocoons in which you can feast on a gourmet fusion of Sichuan and Guangdong food. 1F, Ariva Hotel, 135 Yan An San Lu (81978877) 俏江南 延安三路135号 艾丽 华酒店1层 Map 21 Tian Lu Yuan (tiān lù yuán dà jiǔ diàn) Fantastic Sichuan place with helpful staff and terrific cuisine. 20-24 Yanerdao Lu (8577-9879) 天禄园大酒 店 燕儿岛路20-24号 Map 2 Xiao Shao Xing (xiǎo shào xīng) 636 Jinggang Shan Lu, Huangdao (86897777) 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 Bellagio (lù gǎng xiǎo zhèn) With great service and dozens of dishes from all over Asia, this chic eatery is a great choice for any occasion. Aomen San Lu (8387-0877) 鹿港小镇 澳门三路 Map 11 La Zuyette Restaurant (fǎ yē cān tīng) 53 Yunxiao Lu (8578-8368) 法耶

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Taipei Yes (tái běi Yes) An extremely hip locale with great service and atmosphere. 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 Map 13

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

Asian Dining Fusion Cafe Asia (yà zhōu kā fēi) 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 Map 2 Café Yum (yī pǐn táng zì zhù cān tīng) By far the best buffet in town.

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)

Indian Cafe Asia (yà zhōu kā fēi) 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 Fatema Indian Restaurant (fă Some dì mă yìn dù cān tīng) of the finest cuisine in Qingdao, Fatema’s range of Indian specialities is astounding. 10 Gutian Lu (137-30994178) 法蒂玛印度餐厅 古田路10 号丁 Map 1

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5719) www.chinuanlian.com/jieshao. html 赤的山水 澄海一路19号 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

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Lu (8592-2477) 滕山日本料理 澄 海三路6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

Xiangyin Japanese (xiāng yīn rì běn liào lǐ) 368 Wuyi Shan Lu, Huangdao

Noboru (shēng jiā) Excellent selection of Japanese favourites, from hot pots 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

Yamazen Japanese Cuisine (shān qián) Cnr. Yan Er Dao Lu & Xiao yao San

Excellent prices Qian Shi (qiān shí) on a range of set dinners and a la carte items, all prepared under the tutelage of Haitian Hotel’s former chef. The beef dinner also consists of sashimi, abalone, foie gras, tuna and much else. 7 Taiwan Lu (8590-0966) 千石 台湾路7号

Honghua Village (hóng huā xiāng gǔ) 2F, Copthorne Hotel Qingdao, 28 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8668-1688 ext. 8700) 红花香谷 香港中路28号 青 岛国敦大酒店2层

Qingshuiwu Japanese (qīng shuǐ wū rì běn liào lǐ) 370 Wuyi Shan Lu, Huangdao (8697-3783) 清水屋日本 料理 黄岛武夷山路370号

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 Map 11

Flavors Pizza & Cafe (měi wèi kā fēi xī cān tīng) No. 10, Bldg. 29, Tiantai Apartments, Lushan Lu, Huangdao (8699-9140) 美味咖啡西餐厅 黄岛 庐山路 天泰小区29座

Kuji Kuji Asian Dining and Sweets 110 Shanghang Lu (8592-1830) 上杭 路110号 Map 8

Skewer (hǎo hé) 88, Shanghang Lu (8593-1129) 好和 上杭路88号

Flavours (pǐn xiāng yuàn) All Day Dining. 3F, InterContinental Qingdao, 98 Aomen Lu (6656-6666 ext.1555) 品香苑 青岛海尔洲际酒店3层 澳 门路98号

Yamuna (yà mù nà yìn dù liào lǐ) Great service and perfectly blended curries. Reasonably priced, especially given the quality, and a great place to impress guests. 2F, bldg. A, Haiqing Hotel, 11 Donghai Zhong Lu (85887868) 亚穆纳印度料理 东海中路11 号 海情大酒店A座2层

MANCHIO (mǎn zhào xīn gài niàn rì běn liào lǐ) Man Chio combines

Sumo and Sushi (yù hǎi lì) 12 Gutian Lu (8587-6001) 玉海力 古田 路12号 Map 7

Hong Kong 97 (xiāng gǎng jiǔ qī) 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 Map 3

Japanese Aka-Noren (chì de shān shuǐ/chi

the soul of the Beijing 798 art scene with the classic architecture of the Governor’s mansion. Master Chef Takagi has successfully opened 17 restaurants in the Nagoya area, and Man Chio is his first foray into China, with traditional Japanese kaiseki cuisine. 26 Longshan Lu (8288-5690) www.clearsea.cn 满兆新概念日本

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Takewaka Kaiseki Nihon Ryori (zhú ruò huái shí rì běn liào lǐ) 2F, Post Hotel, 97 Xianggang Xi Lu (8399-9842) 竹若怀石日本料理 香港西路87号 邮电宾馆2层 Tengshan Japanese Restaurant (téng shān rì běn liào lǐ) 6 Chenghai San

(8697-3948) 乡音日本料理 黄岛武 夷山路368号

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) Map 4 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) 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 Map 9


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Changjiang Zhong Lu, Qingdao Kaifaqu (8699-5566) 米世米世 青岛 开发区 长江中路202号

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

Tudari (tŭ dà lì) A branch of the popular Korean chain. Tudari has a large selection of Korean food on its menu. 131 Minjiang Lu (8577-3011) 土 大力 闽江路131号 Map 12

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) 14 Gutian Lu (8588-6773) 火炉情炭火 烧烤屋 古田路14号 Map 6 Jingfugong (jǐng fú gōng) 43 Xianggang Xi Lu (8386-2449) 景福宫 香港西路43号 Kumsu Kangsan (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

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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

Yicun Korean (yì cūn cān tīng) 1325 Zhujiang Lu, Huangdao (8699-0199) 艺村餐厅 黄岛珠江路1325号 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 Map 10

Thai Bamboo Bar & Thai Restaurant (shuǐ àn tài guó cān bā) Indulge in fine Thai cuisine, or just chill out in the laid-back surroundings. 34 Shanghang Lu (8589-5152) 水岸泰国餐吧 上杭 路34号 Map 5

Western Dining 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 The Diner (dān ní měi shì cān Fast, friendly service, tīng) proper English breakfasts (weekends only), bottomless cups of coffee, a

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decadent chocolate soufflé and the biggest burger in town. 33 Donghai Xi Lu (8577-2051) 丹尼美式餐厅 东海 西路33号 Map 10

Brazilian Cafe Asia (yà zhōu kā fēi) 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 Map 2 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 1903 Just for lovers, this restaurant has one table, and the same number of cooks. Above Room Bar, book ahead (139 0532-3300) 滨海花园 La Villa (lā wéi lā fǎ guó cān 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 Map 14

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Le Bang (lè bāng fǎ guó xī cān Great selection of food, tīng) 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. 21

Chenghai Yi Lu (8593-5279) 乐邦法国 西餐厅 澄海一路21号 Map 1

Fusion 1953 Sailing Club Bar & Restaurant (fēng zhī fān háng hǎi jù lè bù) The site of China's first sailing club! 1953 offers loads of watersporting, as well as great food and a terrific evening atmosphere overlooking Huiquan Bay. 6 Nanhai Lu (8090-5788) 风之帆航海俱乐部 南海路6号 Cafe Asia (yà zhōu kā fēi) 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 Map 2 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 Map 11 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, Huangdao (134 6829-9634) 黄岛庐山路126号 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 Map 12

Taste Music Restaurant (mù zĭ yōu pǐn) 8 Aomen Qi Lu (8381-1111) 木子 优品 澳门七路8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

German Monnemer Eck (màn hǎi mǔ jiǎo The only place in 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 Map 9

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Italian Cassani (kǎ sà nī) This Italian-owned cafe and restaurant 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 special night every week! Indulge yourself like you’re in italy. 90 (Yi) Minjiang Lu (8581-8263) 卡萨妮 闽江 路90号乙 Map 3 Da Vinci Restaurant & Lounge (dá

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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 Map 13 Murano’s (mèng lā nuò) 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 Chef Stefano continues cān tīng) 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) Map 2 Pasta Fresca Da Salvatore Italian Restaurant (shā huá duō lì yì dà lì 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 Map 1 cān tīng)

Trattoria Verde (běi lǜ dăo yì dà Brand new lì míng cài cān tīng) 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


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Mexican TJ’s (mò xī gē fēng wèi xiǎo wū) Tacos, burritos, fajitas, guacamole, horchata and excellent refried beans - Mexican dining in Qingdao has never been better. But they have hamburgers, too! 162 (Bing) Jiangxi Lu (85878098) 墨西哥风味小屋 江西 路162号丙

Pizza / Delivery Big Pizza (bǐ gé) 384 Jinggang Shan Lu, Huangdao (8688-9599) 比格 黄岛 井冈山路384号 Flavors Pizza & Cafe (měi wèi kā fēi xī cān tīng) Bldg. 29, Tiantai Apartments, Lushan Lu, Huangdao (8699-9140) 美 味咖啡西餐厅 黄岛庐山路 天泰 小区29座 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) 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 Map 7 Aomen Lu (8577-7723) 力萨比萨 澳门路 Luigi's Pizzeria (yī xiū gē bǐ sà diàn) Top-notch pies made by this master craftsman, who actually built his own oven in his first restaurant! Perfect balance of crispy dough and toppings. 72 Xianggang Zhong Lu (inside Jusco next to McDoalds) (136 0532-8413/8077-2278) 一休哥比萨 店 香港中路72号(佳世客一层麦 当劳对面) Pizza Hut (bì shèng kè) 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 Map 11 Pizza JJ (dì dì bǐ sà) An Americanstyle pizzeria with Americanstyle 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 Map 8 361 Heyang Lu, Chengyang (8796-8680) 帝帝比萨(城阳店) 合 阳路361号 Sorrento Pizza (sà lái duō bǐ sà) 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 萨来多比萨 漳州二 (8592-8282) 路50号 Map 5 Xianxialing Lu 仙霞 岭路 216 Changcheng Lu, Chengyang (8772-4221) 萨来多比萨 城阳长城 路216号

Russian Kalinka Russian Restaurant (kǎ An extensive 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

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Turkish 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

Cafés etc. 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 The HKG location serves diàn) 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 42 Shanghang Lu (8588-5015) 艾蜜儿蛋糕店 上杭路 42号 Map 8 Bäckermeister (bèi mài sī tè) 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 Map 10 Bei An Cafe (běi àn kā fēi guǎn) 69 Ao Men Lu (8577-3337) 北岸咖啡馆 澳门路69号 Cafe Alley (áo lì kā fēi) 24 hour seaview cafe. 35 Donghai Xi Lu (6677-6797) 敖丽咖啡 东海西路35 号 Map 14 Cafe Davinne’s (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 An oasis Cafe Koco (kā fēi kù kè) for beers and coffees near Shilaoren! Looking out toward the bay, Koco is a great place to relax with a nice afternoon tea, or try out their occasional live music in the evenings. 83-9 Xianggang Dong Lu (8801-3620) 咖啡酷客 香港东路83-9 Café Kona (kā fēi kòu nà) 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. Open at 08:00 21 (Jia) Minjiang Er Lu (8573-5300) 咖啡蔻纳 闽江二路 21号(甲) Map 3 Laoshan Beijiushui (8705-3257) 咖啡蔻纳 崂山北九水 Café Maru (kā fēi mǎ lǔ) Open at 08:00 28 Zhangzhou Yi Lu (8575-6668) 咖啡玛鲁 漳州一路28号 Map 5 Cafe Mingjia (kā fēi míng jiā) A

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delightful fusion of old Chinese-style structure complete with tea house upstairs, roastery on the ground level, and expertise. Walk around the Shilaoren Sightseeing Garden for a while before settling in, and then enjoy their excellent brews and wifi for the rest of the afternoon. Inside Shilaoren Sightseeing Garden (8883-2566) 咖啡明家 石老人观 光园内 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 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) Cassani (kǎ sà nī) This Italian-owned cafe and restaurant 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 special night every week! Indulge yourself like you’re in italy. 90 (Yi) Minjiang Lu (8581-8263) 卡萨妮 闽江 路90号乙 Map 3 Cisco Coffee Club (xī kě kā fēi) 1F, Lobby, Qingdao University International Center for Academic Exchanges (85895220 ext.8077) 西可 咖啡 青岛大学(西院)国际学术交 流中心一层大堂 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 Map 13 Coffee MBA (kā fēi dòu lín) 38 Zhangzhou Er Lu (8576-7895) www. coffeemba.com 咖啡豆林 市南区漳 州二路38号 Coffee Spark 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. Open at 09:00 35 Donghai Xi Lu (inside May 4th Square) (8578-2296) 东海西路35号( 五四广场内) Map 12 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 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 Drip Drop Coffee (dī dī fāng) 4F, Harvest Hotel, 459 Changjiang Zhong Lu, Huangdao (8699-6666 ext. 8556) 滴滴坊 长江中路459号 世纪海丰 大酒店4层 Enjoy Time Tea House 322 zijinshanlu, Huangdao (150 2005-1717) 紫金山 路322号 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 Map 16


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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 (8668-1688 ext. 8899) Java咖啡屋 香港中路28号 青岛国敦大酒店1层 Mamahuhu Café (mǎ mǎ hǔ hǔ kā fēi) 21 Guanxiang Er Lu (located in an observatory, inside of Guanxiangshan Park) (8282-2626) 马马虎虎咖啡 观 象二路21号 (观象山天文台内) 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 Pearl S. Buck Café (sài zhēn zhū kā fēi tīng) 1 Wendeng Lu (Right on the water edge of Beach No.1) (8289-3999) 赛珍珠咖啡厅 文登路1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 Second Lounge (èr lóu jiǔ láng) 2F, Crowne Plaza Qingdao, 76 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8571-8888 ext. 8610) 二楼 酒廊 香港中路76号 青岛颐中皇冠 假日酒店2层 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 White House (nòng hǎi yuán More than bái gōng huì suǒ) 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 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) A sure bet for your caffeine fix, with the same well-appointed interior and service you would expect at any franchise in the world. Open at 07:30 1B, Hisense Plaza Shopping Centre, 50 Donghai Xi Lu 东海西路50号 海信 奥运广场1B 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 Map 15 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 Map 17 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 Map 9

Confections Selenes Chocolate Bar (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 Map 4

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 Map 6 1F, Jusco 佳世客1层 43 Minjiang Er Lu (8077-3031) 闽江二 路43号 Cassani (kǎ sà nī) This Italian-owned cafe and restaurant 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 special night every week! Indulge yourself like you’re in italy. 90 (Yi) Minjiang Lu (8581-8263) 卡萨妮 闽江 路90号乙 Map 3 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 Map 11 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

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 & Nightlife Happy Hours 10pm-Midnight 2-for-1 beer and cocktails at ssLPG 5:30-8:30pm 2-for-1 at Q Bar

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Mondays Latin Night at Q Bar Tuesdays Student-Teacher night at ssLPG Ladies Night at Cassani Wednesdays Ladies Night at Q Bar Sunday Jiaozi-making at Old Church 6pm 1953 Sailing Club Bar & Restaurant (fēng zhī fān háng hǎi jù lè bù) The site of China's first sailing club! 1953 offers loads of watersporting, as well as great food and a terrific evening atmosphere overlooking Huiquan Bay. 6 Nanhai Lu (8090-5788) 风之帆航海俱乐部 南海路6号 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 Map 5 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) bar@central.com 1F, Copthorne Hotel Qingdao, 28 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8668-1688 ext. 8400) 大堂酒吧 香港 中路28号 青岛国敦大酒店1层 Beetles Music Box Bar (jiǎ ké chóng jiŭ bā) 19 Yanerdao Lu (8592-7820) 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) 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 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) 90 (Yi) Cassani (kǎ sà nī) Minjiang Lu (8581-8263) 卡萨妮 闽江 路90号乙 Map 3 Catch 22 On the Bar Street, Behind Haidu Hotel, Huangdao (8699-6163) 黄岛 海都酒店后面酒吧街 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 Map 2 Club New York (niŭ yuē bā) 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 Map 18 Corner Jazz Bar (jiē jiăo jué shì 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 Map 3 bā)

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1953 Sailing Club Restaurant & Bar Many of us were bummed to see the old Sailing Club come down last year, one of (if not) the earliest of its kind in Asia, with a museum, a quirky little jazz bar, and a massive patio that made for a great stop between No 1 Bathing Beach and Badaguan. But Sailing (re-christened 1953) is smoother than ever thanks to a beautiful new facility, an expanded repetoire of watersports and events, and a new switched-on crew. The boat launch is right where it's always been, and overseeing the sailing activities is Captain Loik Morgant, himself a longtime veteran of Qingdao's sailing routes and conditions. Loik and co have recently added the extremely-popular wakeboarding to the list of activities on offer, a smart move given the mercurial nature of local wind conditions. A boat can be rented for 600元/hour, and can take up to four people for a wild, wild ride. Other options include windsurfing, and sailing a wide variety of one-or multi-person craft (crew available). Kiteboarding soon? One can hope! On the other side of the gorgeous full-bay-view patio, the bar is decked out in swank nautical themes, serving beverages, western and fusion cuisine. Adjoining the bar is an art gallery, which as early as March was hosting exhibitions from local artist associations and will continue to be a major draw for great work. June saw a grand opening party with buffet and DJ as well as hosting the International 'Fete de la Musique', and July's '下班以后回家睡觉吗?' was an awesome electro-beats extravaganza in spite of (because of?!) torrential rains. More musical events are slated for the Autumn. In short, if you're looking for a way to spend a weekend afternoon with or without the kids, 1953 has something for everyone and every condition. Watch your REDSTAR ezine for regular promotions, and check it out at your earliest opportunity. 6 Nanhai lu 8090-5788 for Bar & Restaurant 8090-5799 for Sailing Club


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=featured in REDSTARGUIDESTM Qingdao =english menu 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) Map 9 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 Map 16 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 (8575-4530) 头等舱 香港中路89号 如家酒 店6层 Free Cuba (zì yóu gǔ bā) Inside Tiantai Stadium (136 7886-8624) 自由 古巴 天泰体育场内 A Freeman (zì yóu rén kā fēi) fusion of late night watering hole and daytime coffee hangout, Freeman has an amazingly cool, relaxed vibe, great selection of spirits at excellent prices. 25元 long islands? OK! 163 Jiangxi Lu (158 5321-1877) 自由人咖啡 江西 路163号 INTO (yīng tú jù lè bù) B1,North of Jindu Garden, Donghai Xi Lu (Haifeng Lu, behind Sunshine Dept. Store) (8598-9898/8597-9898) 英图俱乐部 东海西路金都花园北面负一层(阳 光百货后面海丰路) Jack’s Bar and Restaurant (jié kè xī cān bā) 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 Map 4 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 Map 17 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 黄岛海都酒店后 面酒吧街 La Villa (lā wéi lā fǎ guó cān 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 Map 14

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Le Bang (lè bāng fǎ guó xī cān 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! 21 Chenghai Yi Lu (8593-5279) 乐邦法国 西餐厅 澄海一路21号 Map 1 tīng)

near Zhongshan Lu 力量酒吧 大沽路 2号(中山路旁边) What a great bar! LPG Bar & Cafe 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 Map 8 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 Old Jack’s Bar (lăo jié kè jiǔ bā) 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) Map 11 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) Map 14 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 to relax! 31 Jining Lu (8284-5450) yhaqd@yahoo.com.cn 青岛凯越国际 青年旅馆 济宁路31号 Q Bar (xuàn bā) Classy, up-market bar on the ground floor of the Shangri-La. Live music every night, and some of the best cocktails in town. Be there for happy hour (6:30-8:30) where all drinks are buy one get one free! 1F, Shangri-la Hotel, 9 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8388-3838 ext. 6468) 炫 吧 香港中路9号 香格里拉大饭店 1层 Map 13 Room Lounge The funkiest little bar in town! Hidden behind Top Yihe on Shandong Lu, but well worth finding. 1F, Haihua Building, Binhai Garden, 1 Shandong Lu (8666-3559) 山东路1号 滨海花园海华楼1层 Map 15 Safari Pub (fēi zhōu bā) 2F, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 76 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8571-8888 ext.8670) 非洲吧 香港中 路76号 颐中皇冠假日酒店2层 Salsa Q (qīng wǔ lā dīng) Practice your latino steps with Qingdao’s hottest young socialites! This venue has some of Qingdao’s most renowned salseros at the helm, so go, be merry, and swivel the night away! Unit 105, 14 Jiangxi Lu (139-6971-2083) 青舞拉 丁 江西路14号105 丙 Map 6 Sailing Bar (xī hǎi guó jì jù lè bù) Resident Square, Huangdao (81691117) 西海国际俱乐部 黄岛市 民广场

Lennon Bar (liè nóng jiǔ bā) 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 fullservice Chinese restaurant. 20 Zhuhai Lu (8589-3899) 列侬酒吧 珠海路20 号 Map 12

Scotland Bar (sū gé lán jiǔ bā) 9F, Killin Crown Hotel, 197 Xianggang Dong Lu (8889-1888) 苏格兰酒吧 香 港东路197号 麒麟皇冠大酒店9层 Soho Bar (sū hé jiǔ bā) Hip-hoppin’ on a nightly basis with the tunes turned up to 11. 162 Jiangxi Lu (8592-9898) 苏荷酒吧 江西路162 号 Map 10

Liliang Bar (lì liàng jiǔ bā) 2 Dagu Lu,

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this is the no.1 dance club in Qingdao. 71 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8596-9898) 香港中路71号 Map 7 The Lounge (quán láng). 1F, Intercontinental Qingdao, 98 Aomen Lu (6656-6666-1561) 泉廊 青岛海尔 洲际酒店1层 澳门路98号 The King’s Head English Pub

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A fine English pub in deepest China with selection of European beers, pool and table football. Great design and responsive staff contribute to the intimate atmosphere. 11 Xinyi Lu (8583-9898) 国王头像英格兰吧 新沂路11号 The Oriental Saloon 217 Wuyi Shan Lu, Huangdao (8688-3073) 黄岛武夷 山路217号 Tsingtao Brewery Bar (qīng dǎo pí jiǔ pǐn jiǔ guǎn) 56 Dengzhou Lu (8383-3437) 青岛啤酒品酒馆 登 州路56号

Recreation Bowling Crowne Plaza Hotel Bowling (qīng dǎo yí zhōng huáng guàn jià rì jiǔ diàn bǎo líng qiú zhōng xīn) 2B, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 76 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8571-8888 ext.8268) 青岛 颐中皇冠假日酒店保龄球中心 香 港中路76号 青岛颐中皇冠假日 酒店2B层

Cycling New Concept Bicycle Club (qīng dǎo xīn gài niàn zì xíng chē jù lè bù) 105 Yan An Lu (8272-7834) www. xgnbt.com 青岛新概念自行车俱乐 部 延安路105号 Unlimit Bike Club (wú jí xiàn zì xíng chē yùn dòng jù lè bù) 18 Liaocheng Lu (8280-7097) 无极限自行车运动 俱乐部 聊城路18号

Equestrianism Gold Rider Club (jīn qí shì mǎ shù jù lè bù) Corss of Songling Lu and Liaoyang Dong Lu (Near Qingdao International Golf Club) (8896-3166) 金骑士马术俱乐部 松岭路和辽 阳东路交叉口 (青岛国际高尔夫 俱乐部旁)

Fitness Crowne Plaza Health Club (qīng dǎo yí zhōng huáng guàn jià rì jiǔ diàn jiàn shēn zhōng xīn) 2B, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 76 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8571-8888 ext.8268) 青岛颐中皇冠 假日酒店健身中心 香港中路76号 青岛颐中皇冠假日酒店2B层 Etsong VIP Club East King Fitness Centre (yí zhōng .VIP huì suǒ - yī sī kǎi ēn qí jiàn diàn) Yinchuan Xi Lu (8861-1011) 颐中.VIP会所-伊斯凯 恩旗舰店 银川西路 Copthorne Fitness Centre (guó dūn dà jiǔ diàn kāng lè zhōng xīn) 4F, Copthorne Hotel, 28 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8668-1688 ext.8900) 国敦大酒 店康乐中心 香港中路28号 国敦 大酒店4层 Impulse Total Fitness (yīng pài sī jiàn shēn jù lè bù) 26 Fuzhou Nan Lu (8578-1388) 英派斯健身俱乐 部 福州南路26号 67 Xianggang Dong Lu (8801-0199) 英派斯健身俱 乐部 香港东路67号 12 Haikou Lu (8890-0990) 英派斯健身俱乐部 海 口路12号

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Shangri-La Health Club (xiāng gé lǐ lā jiàn shēn zhōng xīn) 3F, Shangri-La Hotel, 9 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8388-3838 ext.6631) 香格里拉 健身中心 香港中路9号 香格里拉 大饭店3层 Sunny Fit Fitness Club (yáng guāng hǎi jiàn shēn huì suǒ) 200 Minjiang Lu (8575-6161) 阳光海健身会所 闽 江路200号 Weider-Tera Fitness Club (yī zhào wěi dé jiàn shēn) 8F, MYKAL, 69 Xianggang Zhong Lu (6670-0800) 一兆韦德健身 香港中路69号 麦 凯乐8层

Golf Four Seasons Riverside Golf & Resort (táo yuán jiāng jǐng gāo ěr fū jù lè bù) A great place for recreation with friends, family or colleagues. In addition to the expertly staffed pro shop and rolling greens, the resort houses a full spa for total body relaxation. Chengyang District, 204 National Road (8115-0010) 桃源江景 高尔夫俱乐部 城阳区204国道段 Huashan International Country Club (huá shān guó jì xiāng cūn jù lè bù) Huashan Township, Jimo City (84560888) drew_821132@hotmail.com 华山国际乡村俱乐部 即墨市华山 镇烟青路 Qingdao International Golf Club (qīng dǎo guó jì gāo ěr fū jù lè bù) Hi-Tech Industrial Park, 118 Songling Lu (8896-0001) golf@public.qd.sd.cn 青岛国际高尔夫俱乐部 松岭路 118号 高科技工业园 Tiantai Holiday Hot Spring Golf Club (tiān tài jià rì wēn quán gāo ěr fū jù lè bù) Inside Jimo Hot Springs Tourist Resort (8657-9888) 天泰假日 温泉高尔夫俱乐部 即墨温泉旅游 度假区内 Elite Golf Practice Course (yì lái tè gāo ěr fū liàn xí chǎng) Jinling New Village, Yinchuan Dong Lu (8899-7307) 易来特高尔夫练习场 银川东路 金岭新村

Kayaking Qingdao Discoverer Kayak Club (qīng dǎo shì tàn suŏ zhě pí huá tǐng jù lè bù) Middle section of Haier Lu (east of etsong stadium) (8885-7957) HQL1212@yahoo.com.cn 青岛市探索 者皮划艇俱乐部 海尔路中段 (颐中 体育场东面)

Outdoor Pursuits Whowhy Paintballing Office (yáng guāng xiān fēng tǐ yù wén huà fā zhǎn yǒu xiàn gōng sī) Bldg. C3, SPR Resort, 310 Xianggang Dong Lu (88893590, 8889-3591) 阳光先锋体育文化 发展有限公司 香港东路310号弄 海园 C座3号

Billiards Billiards Utopia (tái qiú wū tuō bāng) A new, up-market billiards and pool hall, which boasts a cozy friendly atmosphere among its many high points. A place to meet friends, to enjoy a few drinks and to sample the ocean air, the Yin Hai Marina branch is splendid. 30 Donghai Zhong Lu (Inside Yinhai International Yacht Club) (88880553) 台球乌托邦 东海中路30号 ( 银海大世界内) Bobo House 78 Xianggangzhong Lu (8566-5678) 香港中路78号


=featured in REDSTARGUIDESTM Qingdao =english menu Sailing 1953 Sailing Club Bar & Restaurant (fēng zhī fān háng hǎi jù lè bù) The site of China's first sailing club! 1953 offers loads of watersporting, as well as great food and a terrific evening atmosphere overlooking Huiquan Bay. 6 Nanhai Lu (8090-5799) 风之帆航海俱乐部 南海路6号 Qingdao Jida Sailing Club (qīng dǎo jì dá háng hǎi jù lè bù) Rm. 503, Bldg. 3, 2 Changle Lu (8286-7962) 青 岛际达航海俱乐部 昌乐路2号3 号楼503室 Qingdao International Yacht Club

(Qingdao Olympic Marina) (qīng dǎo guó jì yóu tǐng jù lè bù) 1 Jinhai Lu (6656-0061) 青岛国际游艇俱乐部 金海路1号 (奥林匹克帆船中心内 媒体中心) Qingdao Jufeng Sailing Club (qīng dǎo jù fēng háng hǎi jù lè bù) Rm. 501, 30 Qutang Xia Lu (8501-2115) 青 岛飓风航海俱乐部 瞿塘峡路30 号501室 Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center

(qīng dǎo ào lín pǐ kè fān chuán zhōng xīn) 1 Yan Er Dao Lu (8309-

2020) 青岛奥林匹克帆船中心 燕 儿岛路1号 Qingdao Zou Sailing Club (qīng dǎo zōu jiā fān chuán jù lè bù) Rm.101, Bldg 2, Ruishi Garden, 6 Hailong Lu (139-0532-3160) 青岛邹家帆船俱 乐部 海龙路6号 瑞士花园2号 楼101室 Yinhai International Yacht Club (yín hǎi guó jì yóu tĭng jù lè bù) 30 Donghai Zhong Lu (8588-6666) 银海 国际游艇俱乐部 东海中路30号

Scuba Diving Qingdao Qin Hai Diving Club (qīng dǎo qín hǎi qián shuĭ jù lè bù) 5 Huiquan Lu (8387-7977) 青岛琴海潜 水俱乐部 汇泉路5号

Squash Grand Regency Hotel Squash Court (lì jīng dà jiŭ diàn bì qiú shì) 3F, Grand Regncy Hotel, 110 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8588-1818) 丽晶大酒店 壁球室 香港中路110号 丽晶大 酒店3层 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 Impulse Total Fitness Squash Court (yīng pài sī jiàn shēn jù lè bù bì qiú shì) 67 Xianggang Dong Lu (88010199) 英派斯健身俱乐部壁球室 香 港东路67号

Swimming Flying Fish Swimming Club (xiǎo fēi yú yóu yǒng jù lè bù) Rm. 303, Bldg 2, Dushi Jiari, 82 Jiangxi Lu (133 06427777) 小飞鱼游泳俱乐部 江西路82 号都市假日2-303 Gym and Swimming Pool (jiàn shēn yóu yǒng zhōng xīn) 1F, Haiqing Hotel, 11 Donghai Zhong Lu (8596-9888 ext 7255) opening hour 6:30am-0am 健身游泳中心 东海中 路11号 海情大酒店1层 Yinhai Spa and Sports (yín hǎi jiàn kāng xiū xián huì guăn) 30 Donghai Zhong Lu (8593-9000) 银海健康休闲 会馆 东海中路30号 Zaishuiyifang Seashore Club (zài shuǐ yī fāng xĭ yù zhōng xīn) 9

Huanghai Lu (8388-6886) 在水一方 洗浴中心 黄海路9号

Tennis Qingdao Yuanhang Tennis Club (qīng dǎo yuǎn háng wǎng qiú jù lè bù) 84 Jiangxi Lu (8575-2325) 青岛远航 网球俱乐部 江西路84号

Wushu Qingdao Bright Mountain Wushu Club (bèi méng tè wǔ guǎn) 55 Hunan Lu (138 0895-7112) 贝蒙特武 馆 湖南路55号

Yoga 42℃ Healthy Private Space (sì shí èr dù jiàn kāng sī shǔ kōng jiān) B1, South gate of Sunshine Dept, 38 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8909-0977) 42℃健康私属空间 香港中路38号 阳光百货南门B-1 Daniel 42 Degree Hot Yoga & Massage (sì shí èr dù rè yú jiā zú liáo) 74 Minjiang Lu (8909-0977) 42度 热瑜珈&足疗 闽江路74号 Han Xiang Yi Yoga (hán xiāng yí) Superb new fitness venue offering several varieties of yoga courses including pilates and hatha, as well as a range of spa and beauty treatments. Small class sizes - no more than 7 students, at a great seaside location Rm. 102, Bldg. 1, Changhai Garden, 8 Ao Men Liu Lu (8572-2257) 涵香怡 澳 门陆路8号 畅海园1单元102 Salsa Q 2F, 132 Zhangzhou Lu (139 6971-2083) 漳州路132号二层

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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) 2F, Jusco 伊霏经典 佳世客2层

Art Boya Art & Framing Gallery (bó yǎ huà láng) Art and Photos 52 Minjiang Er Lu (8577-5924) 博雅画廊 闽江 二路 52号 Qingdao Modern Artists Gallery (qīng dǎo dāng dài yì shù jiā huà láng) 3 Changle Lu (8380-2977) 青岛 当代艺术家画廊 昌乐路3号 San Xi Tang Gallery (sān xī táng huà láng) 100 Nanjing Lu (8097-0589) 三 希堂画廊 南京路100号 Yi Pin Tang (yì pǐn táng) Rm. 202, Bldg. 2, Changle Lu Culture Market (8381-5166) 逸品堂 昌乐路文化市 场2楼202号

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 English-language 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 (8097-1935) thebooknookqingdao@gmail.com 南 京路100号创意100产业园022 室 Map 10 Xinhua Bookstore/Book City (xīn huá shū chéng) Cnr. Yanerdao Lu &

Haiyi Cinema (hǎi yì yǐng chéng) 1B, Chuandai World, Taidong Pedestria Area (8361-6688) 海逸影城 台东三 路步行街 穿戴大世界负一层

Xianggang Zhong Lu (8587-5440) 新 华书城 燕儿岛路和香港中路交叉 口 Map 3

Huachen Cinema (huá chén yǐng chéng) 8F, MYKAL, 69 Xianggang

Xue Yuan Bookstore (xué yuàn shū diàn) 22 Quanzhou Lu (8592-7703) 学 苑书店 泉州路22号 Map 5

Zhong Lu (6670-0700) 华臣影城 香 港中路69号 麦凯乐8层 Hui Quan Cinema (huì quán diàn yǐng chéng) 15 Nanhai Lu (8286-7219) www.huiquanmovies.com 汇泉电影 城 南海路15号 Wanda International Cinema City (wàn dá guó jì yǐng chéng) 4F, Walmart, 63 Taidong San Lu (83625656) 万达国际影城 台东三路63号 沃尔玛4层

Music Hall Qingdao Concert Hall (qīng dǎo yīn yuè tīng) 1 Lanshan Lu (8287-7050) 青 岛音乐厅 兰山路1号 Qingdao People’s Auditorium (qīng dǎo shì rén mín huì táng) 9 Taiping Lu (8286-5232) 青岛市人民会堂 太 平路9号

Theatres Qinghua Theatre (qīng huà xiǎo jù chǎng) 12 Linqing Lu (8281-8181) 青 话小剧场 临清路12号

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

Electronics Apple Center Flagship Shop (píng guǒ diàn năo qí jiàn diàn) 2F, Jusco, 72 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8366-9605) xwx@sinomac.com 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 Map

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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 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 Map 4 Hisense Plaza (hǎi xìn guǎng chǎng)

50 Donghai Xi Lu (6678-8777) 海信广 场 东海西路50号 Map 6 Jimo Lu 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 My-Mai (mǎi mài) 1F, La Villa, 5 Xianggang Zhong Lu 买卖 香港中 路5号拉维拉法国餐厅1层 www. my-mai.com MYKAL (mài kǎi lè) 69 Xianggang Zhong Lu (6670-0666) 麦凯乐 香港 中路69号 Map 1 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 Map 8 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

Food & Beverage Baeckermeister E (bèi mài sī tè shí pǐn) 151 Minjiang Lu (80770123) 贝麦斯特食品 闽江路151 号 Map 10 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 Map 7 128 Shandong Lu (8508-9999) 家乐福 山东路128号 Hanbur German Bakery (hàn bǎi mài xiāng). 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 Map 1 DEFA Top quality German-style meats and sausages. This meat’s not just good - it’s unbeatable! Eldo View Garden Shopping Centre, 1 Hai An Lu (8253-0686) 海安路1号 银都景园 景园福购物中心 JUSCO (jiā shì kè) 72 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8571-9600) 佳世客 香港 中路72号 Map 2 419 Changjiang Zhong Lu, Huangdao (8699-0666) 佳 世客 黄岛长江中路419号 Liqun (lì qún) 79 Changjiang Lu, Huangdao (8688-8686) 利群 黄岛长 江路79号 Metro Cash & Carry (mài dé lóng) 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. 49C Donghai Xi

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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 Victory Club (wěi kě wěi ér tóng jù lè bù) Rm.103, Top Yihe, 10 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8502-7616) 伟可伟儿童 俱乐部 香港中路10号 颐和国际 大厦103室 MIHO Mart (ér tóng lè yuán) 2F, Weifeng Supermarket, Fuqing Lu (8866-5638) 儿童乐园 福清路味丰 超市2层

Gifts & Accessories Ou Jin Jiang Silver Ornaments (ōu jīn jiàng yín shì) A6, 51 Donghai Xi Lu (134-5520-8855) 欧金匠银饰 东海西 路51号A6座 Zang Yuan Ge (zàng yuán gé) 1 Yangkou Lu (8387-6093) 藏缘阁 仰 口路1号

Home Goods B&Q (bǎi ān jū) 38 Shandong Lu (8580-6611) 百安居 山东路38号 Haibo Furniture Market (hǎi bó jiā jū chāo shì) 28 Dunhua Lu (8308-5739) 海博家居超市 敦化路28号 Home World (jiā shì jiè) 100 Liaoyang Xi Lu (8562-0194) 家世界 辽阳西 路100号 Joes (qiáo dé jiā fǎng) 80(Jia) Minjiang Lu (8580-3350) 乔德家纺 闽 江路80号甲 La.pasa Home (bā shā shí shàng jiā jū yòng pǐn) 36 Zhangzhou Yi Lu (6688-6867) 芭莎时尚家居用品 漳 州一路36号 Modern Gallery (mó lì kōng jiān shí shàng jiā jū guǎn)181 Min Jiang

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Lu (8578-7947, 8577-6911) www. moderngalleryqd.com.cn 摩力空 间时尚家居馆 青岛市南区闽江 路181号 Yinjie Bedding (yín jié chuáng pĭn) 166 Zhangzhou Lu (8577-8721) 银洁 床品 漳州路166号

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. guitarsquare.cn 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) Dian Ji Instruments (diǎn jì qín xíng) Offer guitar and sax etc lessons. 23 Beizhong Lu (137 9287-0392) 典冀琴 行 北仲路23号

Pets Qingdao Free Cat Adoption (137 9198 7701) qdcats@126.com, www. qdcats.com True Friend Animal Hospital (zhēn péng yǒu dòng wù yī yuàn) 65 Xianggang Zhong Lu (west of Book City) (8578-0365) 真朋友动物医院 香港中路65号(书城西侧)

Sporting Goods Decathlon (dí kǎ nóng) 188 Liaoyang Xi Lu (Below Fuliao Overpass) (85617788) 迪卡侬 辽阳西路188号 (福 辽立交桥下) Tan Lu Zhe (tàn lù zhě) 66 Yanji Lu (8302-9006) 探路者 延吉路66号 VERDI Golf & Shopping (wéi lè dí gāo ěr fū gòu wù zhōng xīn) 1-12 Kaixuan Garden, 1 Xianxia Ling Lu (8896-1213) 维乐迪高尔夫购物中 心 仙霞岭路1号 凯旋家园1-12 X-Game Sports (kù pài zú) 148 Zhangzhou Lu (8577-3543) 酷派族 漳 州路148号

Tailors Tingting Tailor (tíng tíng zhì yī) 1-116, 2F Apprel World, Taidong San Lu (138 6986-9758) 婷婷制衣 台东3路穿戴 大世界2层1-116 Yongzheng Tailor Shop (yǒng zhèng cái féng diàn) 1F, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 76 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8571-8888 ext.8961) 永正裁缝店 香港中路76 号 青岛颐中皇冠假日酒1层

Tobacco Tobacco Shop (yān cǎo diàn) 1F, Jusco, 72 Xianggang Zhong Lu (85719629) 烟草店 香港中路72号 佳 世客1层

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Beauty Centres Betty's Beauty & Health Care Salon (bǎi tè yī měi róng bǎo jiàn huì suǒ) Rm. 311, Bldg. B, Tian Sheng Yuan, 21 Donghai Xi LU (8387-9317, 8387-9318) 百特伊美容保健会所 东海西路21 号 天晟苑B座311 Panco (fán gē guó jì měi róng měi tǐ shā lóng) 20 (wu) Donghai Zhong Lu (8506-5155) 汎歌国际美容美体沙 龙 东海中路20号戊 Sleeping Lotus SPA (shuì lián yǎng shēng měi róng guǎn) A variety of spa services for females and couples. A3, 26 Donghai Lu (inside Langqin Garden) (8593-6008) 睡莲养生美容 馆 东海路26号A3(浪琴园内) Sunning International Health SPA (xīn jīn lì měi jiàn shuǐ liáo guó jì jù lè bù) 19 Haimen Lu (8389-2227) 鑫金利美健水疗国际俱乐部 海 门路19号

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 Lida Wigs & Hair Extensions (lì dá jiǎ fā) 2nd Floor in iGo Department Store (135-5305-5605) 利达假发 爱购商 城二楼扶梯口 Natural Law Hairdressing (zì rán fǎ zé) 17 Yanerdao Lu (8572-6975) 自然 发则 燕儿岛路17号 Pleasantress Ladies Hair Salon (bó fēi sī nǚ zǐ měi fà huì suǒ) A cut above the great majority of stylists in town, Pleasantress' staff are courteous and helpful. Major selling point - bona fide hair styling experts using one of the best international hair care products available. 30, Donghai Zhong Lu (East gate of Yinhai Yacht Club) (8592-6188) 柏飞丝女子美发会所 东海中路30 号-银海游艇俱乐部东门内

Nails Lovely Nails (ài shǒu ài jiǎo měi jiǎ huì suǒ). 36 Silver Garden, 1 Zhanghua Lu (Opposite Seaview Garden Hotel) (8588-7871) 爱手爱 脚美甲会所 彰化路1号 银都花 园36号 Nail Care Treatment. D008, 2F, iGo Mall, 18 Gutian Lu (behind Mykal shopping mall) (150-9226-4373) 爱购时尚百货商城二层D008

Massage Massage Therapist China Reflexology Association member. Traditional Chinese full-body massage and scraping. Mobile service available to home, office and hotel. Ask for Michael or his team on 158 5426-7695 (24hours). 专业按摩 Renming Foot Massage Centre (rén míng zú bù bǎo jiàn zhōng xīn) 5 Xianggang Zhong Lu (opp. World Trade Centre) (8387-9188) 人名足 部保健中心 香港中路5号(世贸 中心对面)


=featured in REDSTARGUIDESTM Qingdao =english menu Traditional Chinese Medical Massage (chuán tǒng zhōng yī àn mó) Get rid of suffering. Home visit service provided (8865-6700) janexu160@163. com 传统中医按摩 Yukangyuan Foot and Body Massage (yù kāng yuàn zú liáo àn mó zhōng xīn) 5 Minjiang Er Lu (8577-0682) 钰 康苑足疗按摩中心 闽江二路5号

Education Chinese Language International Business Exchange Centre (guó jì shāng wù jiāo liú zhōng xīn) 16A, Bldg 3, Jindu Garden, 37 Donghai Xi Lu (8667-5167, 86675168) 国际商务交流中心 东海西路 37号金都花园C座16楼A室 Qingdao Jinghua Language Training School (qīng dǎo jīng huá yǔ yán péi xùn xué xiào) Located on the campus of Qingdao University, Jinghua offers HSK and casual courses in Chinese. Rm. 8166, Qingdao University International Communication, 308 Ningxia Lu (8595-0758) 青岛京华语 言培训学校 宁夏路308号 青岛大 学国际学术交流中心8166室 Qingdao Tianyan Chinese and Korean Language School (qīng dǎo tiān yán zhōng guó hán guó yǔ yǔ yán xué xiào) Rm. 307, Bldg. A, 3 Quanzhou Lu www.0532study.com.cn liyanjjie00011@hotmail.com 青岛天 言中国韩国语(语言)学校 泉州路3 号A座307室 Shin-A Education Group (xīn yà yŭ yán zhuān xiū xué xiào) A Japanese based international school which specialises in teaching Mandarin Chinese to foreigners. Centrally located in the expatriate area of town. 9F, Jinguang Mansion, 56 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8573-1790) 新亚语言专修 学校 香港中路56号 金光大厦9层

English Language Joy Children’s English School (jiā yīn yīng yǔ) F1-2, 130 Zhangzhou Lu www.joyfamily.com.cn (8571-5991, 8572-6752) 佳音英语 漳州路130 号1-2层 International House Qingdao (qīng dăo yīng háo yŭ yán zhuān xiū xué xiào) 883 Tong An Lu (8891-7120) 青岛英豪语言专修学校 同安路 883号 Wall Street English (huá ěr jiē yīng yǔ) An American-managed English school offering top quality instruction for business and test preparation. 2F, Golden Plaza, 20 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8502 5469 ) 华尔街英语 香港 中路20号 黄金广场2层 Rm. 19, 1F, Zhonghuan Plaza, 79 Zhangzhou Lu (6677-5858) 华尔街英语 漳州路79 号 中环国际广场1层19号

French Language Alliance Francaise du Shandong Qingdao (shān dōng fǎ yǔ lián méng - qīng dǎo zhōng xīn) French training and cultural centre with native French teachers, modern communication methods, and a multimedia library open to the public. 5F, Hi-Tech Centre, 23 Xianggang Dong Lu (8590-6232) 山 东法语联盟青岛中心 香港东路23 号 高新技术创业中心5层

International Schools Baishan School (bái shān xué xiào) Dong Jiang, Sha Zi Kou, Laoshan District (8881-5851) www.

baishanschool.cn 白珊学校 崂山区 沙子口东姜 NSWE International Department of Qingdao Tianshan School (qīng dǎo tiān shān shí yàn xué xiào guó jì bù) 58 Middle School offers the highest standard of art and design education of any middle school in Qingdao. 18 Anqing Lu (8800-1880) (Chinese) (159 6689-9105)(English) 青岛天山实验 学校国际部 安庆路18号 Qingdao MTI International School (qīng dǎo MTI guó jì xué xiào) Excellence in education, and a beautiful location are hallmarks of QMIS. International staff offer courses aimed at the global child, under the shadows of the Lao Mountains in Shazikou, on the fringe of Qingdao. Dong Jiang, Sha Zi Kou, Laoshan District (8881-5668) www.qmischina. com 青岛MTI国际学校 崂山区沙 子口东姜 Qingdao American International School (qīng dǎo měi guó guó jì xué xiào) American teaching staff provide the classes at this internationallyrecognised, multicultural school, which also boasts an awe inspiring view of the Yellow Sea. What better environment for learning? 33 Taipingjiao Yi Lu (8388-9900) info@ qais.cn 青岛美国国际学校 太平角 一路33号 Qingdao No.1 International School of Shandong Province (shān dōng shěng qīng dǎo dì yī guó jì xué xiào) Excellent facilities and standards of education, with western and Chinese, qualified and accredited staff members, AP and Honours classes, an SAT test centre and as of 2009, a brand new campus with top-of-the-range resources. 70 Songling Lu (Inside No.2 Middle School) (8890-9802) 山东省青 岛第一国际学校 松岭路70号 (青 岛第二中学内) Xinshiji School (xīn shì jì xué xiào) 4 Xiaoyao San Lu (8592-0954) 新世纪学 校 逍遥三路4号 Yew Chung International School of Qingdao (Prep) Admission Office (yào zhōng guó jì xué xiào zhāo shēng bàn shì chù) Educating students to an international standard, Yew Chung School has years of experience and maintains an excellent standard of teaching. enquiry@ycef. com (8687-1122) Bldg 7, 36 Laoshan Lu 耀中国际学校(筹)招生办事处 崂山路36号7号楼 Bldg 1, Shique Villa, 1 Shiquetan Lu, Huangdao 耀中 国际学校(筹)招生办事处 开发区 石雀滩路1号 石雀小筑1号楼 Yinhai School (yín hǎi xué xiào) 16 Donghai Dong Lu (8668-5819) 银海学 校 东海东路16号 Korean International School of Qingdao (qīng dǎo hán guó guó jì xué xiào) 16 Haiqing Lu, Laoshan District (8801-5765) 青岛韩国国际学 校 崂山区海青路16号

Kindergartens Aixin Kindergarten (ài xīn yòu ér yuán) 6 Chenghai San Lu (8588-3933) 爱心幼儿园 澄海三路6号 Big Apple Kindergarten (dà píng guǒ yòu ér yuán) 260 Haikou Lu (8801-6811) 大苹果幼儿园 海口 路260号 Little Harvard Bilingual Kindergarten (xiǎo hā fó shuāng yǔ yòu ér yuán) 7 Yangkou Lu (8386-0526) 小哈佛双

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语幼儿园 仰口路7号 Joy Children’s Language School (jiā yīn yīng yǔ) 130 Zhangzhou Lu (85726752, 138 6425-4050) 佳音英语 漳州 路130号1-2楼 New Horizon (Xin Guidu) Kindergarten Bldg.16,2 Xuzhou Lu (8581-7237) 新贵都 (中澳合作) 幼 儿园 徐州路2号16号楼

Art School Jingyang Art Studio 139 6971-2083

Medical Dental Clinics 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) hasun999@ hanmail.net 瑞德口腔 东海西路51 号16栋F单元

Hospitals 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 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 Renmin 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

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

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Neway Consulting & Sourcing Services REDSTAR frequently receives questions from readers concerning labour protections for the city's international residents, and was recently directed by a friend to Zou Shuling, one of the group's founders. Ms. Zou informed us that, as foreign workers are in China at the will of a particular company, they are not generally extended the same outright protections as normal citizens. Rather than going to the local labour bureau for resolution, these cases go to arbitration much like disputes involving foreign trade. It was an enlightening discussion indeed, and at the end Ms. Zou offered a free, 1-hour consultation with Neway to any REDSTAR reader with questions about her contract (or legality of employment) with a local company. Set up by long-term Chinese HR professionals who know this city inside and out, Neway connects you with the people you need for HR services, labour policy questions, job placement, and more. Standard offerings include connecting local companies with international expertise, providing trainees and interns with experience in Chinese companies, and finding Chinese suppliers for international projects. Contact Ms. Zou at shuling.zou@chinaneway.com Neway Consulting & Sourcing Services B – 1209, Art & Technology Space 63 Haier Lu (+ 86 532) 6669 5886

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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 Automotive Services Grease Monkey (yóu hóu qì chē kuài xiū) Premium US-based automobile detailing service, now with two locations in Qingdao! Get your car washed by the pros. 136 Yinchuan Xi Lu (8501-9111 ext. 8020) 油猴汽车快 修 银川西路136号

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

Business Hanrong Consultant Co., Ltd. Offers premium consulting services to international business seeking a foothold in Qingdao.Specialises in esablishment, taxation, cancellation of RO, WOFE etc. Particularly on the startup of business, Serviced Office which offers a registration address, office furniture, an administrative assistant etc. is available. 139-63929799 or jordan.ju@163.com www. chinahanrong.com 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

Consultancy Ger-Lin Consulting (gé lín zī xún qīng dǎo yǒu xiàn gōng sī) Rm. 612, 6F Jinguang Mansion, 56 Xianggang Zhong Lu (8597-9039) 格琳咨询青 岛有限公司 香港中路56号 金光大 厦6楼612室 Qingdao Overseas Investment Service Centre (qīng dǎo shì wài shāng tóu zī fú wù zhōng xīn) 19F, Huaren Int’l Mansion, 2 (Jia) Shandong Lu (8197-8622) 青岛市外商投资服 务中心 山东路2号甲 华人国际 大厦19层 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

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 Qingtai Law Firm (qīng tài lǜ shī shì wù suǒ) International investment law, venture capital, M&A, corporate restructuring. 268 Xianggang Dong Lu (8897-9712, 137 0899-3183) yuliangs@ gmail.com 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) david@ youhualaw.com 山东友华律师事务

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Logistics Nax Logistics (qīng dǎo guó shēng wù liú yǒu xiàn gōng sī) One-stop shop for all of your logistics needs, from relocation to import/export, freight-forwarding to opening representative offices and conducting foreign market research. These people are very good and come highly recommended. Rm. 1316, 220 Yan An San Lu (8389-0366) 青岛国升物流 有限公司 延安三路220号 邮政大 厦1316室

Organisations Qingdao International Christian Fellowship QICF is an interdenominational community of Christian expats and their families meeting at 10am every Sunday; in accordance with local regulations, please bring your foreign passport (or for Chinese citizens, proof of marriage to a foreigner). Intercontinental Hotel, 3rd Floor, Auditorium, 98 Aomen Lu, Near the Olympic Sailing Center www. qicf.org,  info.qicf@gmail.com

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Trading Apparel Quality Inspection Services China (qīng dǎo ào zé qīng mào yì yǒu xiàn gōng sī) Your people are on the ground to make sure that what you get is what you paid for. Years of experience in fashion and apparel, as well as Western management and long experience in China, make AQISC a smart way to go. Rm. 2403, Bldg. C, Jinhuan Masion,114 Yan An San Lu 青 岛澳泽卿贸易有限公司 延安三路 114号 金环大厦C座2403 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. 2-404, Bldg 10, 3 Xuzhou Lu (8501-7163) www.appex.cn 艾普国 际(香港)有限公司 徐州路3号10 号楼2-404 Qingdao DKK Glassware Co, Ltd. Rm 523, Saina Business Center Building, 111 Yanji Lu (8588-6885) 青岛活力工 艺品有限公司 延吉路111号 Qingdao Anderson Internatioal

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Papa John's is famous for its fluffy, slightly-sweet dough (not unlike Sorrento's in fact) and smotherings of toppings. The style is less like the thin crust pizzas that we've become accustomed to at Qingdao's Italian and French restaurants, and more along the lines of the other massive chain from the US.

Leader Plaza

Pizza entrepreneur John H. Schnatter started the company in 1984 at the tender age of 22, and now rules an empire of 3,000 locations in over 30 countries around the world. Two of the newest locations are in Qingdao, at Leader Plaza and opening soon at Sunshine Department Store. When we used to get delivery back in college, it was only a question of toppings, breadsticks (yum-yum) and dipping sauces (also amazing). But on a recent visit to the Leader Plaza store, we found that spaghetti and black forest cakes make a terrific accompaniment to pepperoni and bell peppers. Pies range from 60元 for a small to around 100元, with other options (like the spaghetti) as low as 30元. In Shilaoren, call 400 888 7272 for delivery.

The newly-opened Leader Plaza, whimsically and very loosely transliterated from 'li da', or 'beautiful progress', hopes to bring just that as it settles into Laoshan district next to the Qingdao International Convention Centre. At 35,000 square metres, the Plaza is an attempt to fit fashion, dining, and recreation together in a single imposingly squat building of panel glass and criss-crossing steel beams. As the first shopping mall of its size and scope in the neighbourhood (and indeed in all of eastern Qingdao), Leader Plaza aims to fill a need for convenience and locality while simultaneously attracting customers from all over the city. The interior of the three-storey complex is neatly arranged, and the layout is quite welcoming. The first floor is full of clothing, cosmetics and jewelry, while the second branches out into furniture, electronics, entertainment and general household necessities. A large gaming arcade, with its seizure-inducing ambience, is appropriately tucked into the corner. Meanwhile, the basement is given to eateries of various sorts, along with a full-size supermarket complete with aisles of vaguely-recognisable cuts of meat and the baffling (intriguing?) odours of durian and cured things. As for the kinds of clothing and products being offered, most of it is aimed at middle-to-upper class consumers, and fairly conservative in appearance;

many of the stores are devoted to formal wear or active wear, and most of the products don't veer far from what is offered elsewhere in Qingdao. The most curious oddity is a Korean outlet named "Plory" (a well-meaning but awkward-sounding portmanteau of "pride" and "glory"). This small store advertises itself as the staunch proprietor of "Ivy League Style," and attempts to co-opt the heritage and social cachet of the educated American aristocracy through its line of multicolored polo shirts. Above the clothing racks they've installed bookcases full of beautiful leather-bound tomes, ranging from The Complete Works of Shakespeare to The Peloponnesian War, in order to perpetuate an air of refined elegance. Upon further investigation, however, your correspondent found that the pages in between the covers were, in fact, blank. Despite one or two such quirky stores, the significance of Leader Plaza undoubtedly rests in its unity. Almost everything sold here could be had elsewhere in some specialty store, and probably for cheaper. However, the breadth of the Plaza caters perfectly to the meandering, sauntering, aimless spirit of Qingdao residents going out for an after-dinner stroll. As such, the Plaza seems to be another testament to the seamlessness of Qingdao's transition from its mild, unhurried past to its consumption-oriented future.

Bing Phenomenon For the past few months, non-descript storefronts dotted around the city have seen swarms of people devoting their noon hour to a new kind of treat. Xian’er bing (馅 儿饼) have been around for a long time, but these flaky buns are getting a major boost thanks to the efforts of Mydofood, a chain of industrial kitchens devoted to churning them out. Xian’er bing are stuffed, baked buns somewhat reminiscent of a pot pie or a pasty. At Mydofood they're filled with ma la chicken (麻辣鸡肉), peppered beef (黑椒牛肉), squid (香辣鱿鱼), lamb (孜然羊肉), pork with mushrooms (猪肉香菇), or fruit. The chicken is a particular favourite; fruit, not so much. At 3.5元 (or less) each, these are premium bing. But they're also massive, at 14cm across. Enough for some to make a meal; you'd be crazy to eat two in a single sitting, but it can be an awfully tempting proposition. We've spotted Mydofood's little closet-size industrial kitchens at the corner of Nanjing Lu and Jiangxi Lu, Minjiang Lu behind Fuxin Dasha, outside Xianggang Lu Carrefour, near Zhongshan Lu and behind Sunshine Department Store. There's more information about their amazing bings online at www.mydofood.com.


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U.S. Taxpayers' Foreign Accounts US taxpayers holding financial interest or other authority over a financial account in a foreign country amounting to more than US$10,000 are required to file the annual Foreign Bank Account Report (FBAR) by 30 June of the following year. The FBAR is not a tax return, but a report filed with the Treasury Secretary indicating the taxpayer’s interest in a foreign account. In 2008, FBAR rules were expanded to apply the filing requirements to persons in and doing business in the United States. This potentially includes non-resident foreigners working in the United States and has signing or other authority over foreign financial accounts. A financial interest is described as the following: • An account when the person is the owner of record or has legal title • An account when the owner of record or holder of legal title is a person acting as an agent, nominee, attorney or in some other capacity on behalf of a US person • A corporation in which the US person

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owns directly or indirectly more than 50 percent of the vote or value of all shares of stock • A partnership in which the US person owns an interest in more than 50 percent of the profits or capital of the partnership • A trust in which the US person either has a beneficial interest (directly or indirectly) in more than 50 percent of assets or receives more than 50 percent of current income • An account when the owner of record or holder is a trust for which a trust protector has been appointed

current version of the FBAR form and instructions remain in effect.

However, due to concerns and questions raised about the expanded definition, for this year only the IRS allowed taxpayers and others to rely on the definition of a United States person included in the prior instruction: “The term 'United States person' means (1) a citizen or resident of the United States, (2) a domestic partnership, (3) a domestic corporation, or (4) a domestic estate or trust.”

The penalties can be quite severe. The maximum annual penalties for failure to file will be US$10,000 for non-willful noncompliance, US$100,000 or 50 percent of the amount of the underlying accounts balance at the time of the violation if determined to be willful.

This only applies to the definition of who must file; all other requirements of the

Any of the following types of account are covered by the filing requirements: Bank accounts, security accounts (brokerage) including derivatives, mutual funds, and certain types of annuities or pension accounts. Recently, the IRS announced that it would enforce penalties for noncompliance of the FBAR going back as far as six years which is the statute of limitations under the Bank Secrecy Act.

For criminal penalties it is a US$250,000 fine and 5 years imprisonment, and a US$500,000 fine and 10 years imprisonment if done in tandem with another violation of US law.

US taxpayers may also have filing requirements on IRS form 5471 'Information Return with Respect to Certain Foreign Corporations' if they have an investment in a foreign corporation, in most instances ownership of 10 percent or more. Conversely, US taxpayers that have one or more foreign shareholders that own 25 percent or more of their outstanding stock may have reportable transactions requiring filing on Form 5472 'Information Return of a 25 percent Foreign-Owned U.S. Corporation or a Foreign Corporation Engaged in a US Trade or Business'. For comments or inquiries, please contact UScertified CPA Hank Bourg at tax@dezshira. com.


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