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城市漫步珠三角 英文版 12 月份

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Editor's Note

December

I love the end of the year. Even though in many ways it’s an arbitrary concept, I like the idea of starting fresh, with new New Year’s resolutions, even if I only stick to them for a week – as is the case with my annual vow of teetotalism. (Living in China means you also have the opportunity for a do-over: fall at the first hurdle, give it a second whirl from Spring Festival.) New Year is a chance to inspire yourself to great deeds like starting a brand-new career, or even small steps like speaking to grandparents more often. I’m not normally one for sappy sentimentalism – some have even called me a tyrannical cynic – but there’s just something about transitioning from one digit to the next that inspires me: bye-bye 2015, hello 2016! It’s also the chance to review what’s been accomplished. Did you stick with the K2Fit challenge and become a beefcake? Have you ticked off anymore items on your bucket list, like plunging off Baiyun Mountain tethered by nothing more than a bouncy rope? Can you at last speak Cantonese fluently enough to return the haranguing volleys of the opinionated old biddy next-door who almost certainly waits at the peephole all day just so she can catch you at the exact moment you emerge from your apartment, the degree of her chattiness inevitably in proportion to how late you are for work? As with every year, the December issue is one where we take a look back at the last 12 months and remind our readers of what exactly happened in China. Which runway looks were fab and which were just plain absurd? What were the latest horrifying food scandals to turn our stomachs? How many brilliant inventions came out of China this year, and how many billions of dollars is Weibo now worth? Whether you consider your passion to be fashion, arts, technology, food and drink or a mixture of all four, relive the top moments of 2016 and have a good laugh over the absurdities of life in the 21st century. Toodle pip!

Tom Lee Editor in Chief

WIN WIN WIN In Guangzhou, a pair of tickets to the Three Famous Chinese Sopranos Concert (p36), a pair of tickets to magic show Magical Christmas Night (36), a pair of tickets to Blooming Oriental Flowers by China Oriental Song and Dance Troupe (p36), a pair of tickets to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Concert (p37), a pair of tickets to the Traditional Chinese Music Concert (p36), a pair of tickets to the Claude Monet Exhibition (p37), a pair of tickets to play Drama Love Song: Rhyme for You (p76), a pair of tickets to the New Year Concert by National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine (see website events) and a pair of tickets to the Christmas Concert by Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra (see website events). In Shenzhen, a pair of tickets to the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra New Year’s Concert (p36), a pair of tickets to pianist Ivo Pogorelich (p37), a pair of tickets to chamber group Platform K+K Vienna (p37), a pair of tickets to A Christmas Concert by the Hollywood Film Orchestra (p37), a pair of tickets to folk band Humbert Humbert (p74), a pair of tickets to rock band All Shall Be Well (p74) and five RMB20 vouchers for Congwang Mian (p84). To find out how to win one of these fabulous prizes, simply message our official WeChat (Thats_PRD) with the name of the prize you would like.

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37 COVER STORY

8 CITY

2016: THE YEAR IN REVIEW

10 CLIPPINGS AND COLORS

What was hot and what was not in the past 12 months.

The stories behind Shenzhen's roadside manicurists.

12 DAMA DRAMA Why do people hate China’s dancing grandmas?

17 THE CHRISTMAS LIST Our snazzy selection of fabulous gifts.

22 LIVE LIKE A KING Alternatives to the Forbidden City.

26 ARTS 27 GUETTA BLASTER EDM superstar rings in 2017.

46 COMMUNITY

THE WRAP

16 LIFE & STYLE

74 EVENTS

DEC 23-25

30 THE THAT’S CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY!

Burn the Floor

Savor a bit of culture this December.

58 EAT & DRINK 62 HOT STUFF

DEC 24-25 Christmas Dinner

Four classic hot pots to make at home.

66 APF. KAFE Bare necessities.

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DEC 31 Vegetarian Music Mash-Up


CITY Dancing Grannies

The serious story behind a seemingly light-hearted pastime

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Moonstruck P10


MAN ON THE STREET

CLIPPINGS AND COLORS Roadside Manicurists By Sky Thomas Gidge

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hy would you ask a question like that?” Xue pauses, the nail polish brush in between the bottle and a customer’s hand. “Of course I like my job.” Xue looks stylish, if a little tired, with brown highlights in her hair and a black face mask that matches her shirt and shoes. The Guangdong native is one of about a dozen that sit beneath roadside tents every evening from about 5pm, buffing and decorating until customers dry up around 11pm to midnight. Six or so nail painting stations are set up beneath the tents, with two women working at each. A UV nail drying light, a small table, a scattering of chairs and a tackle box full of nail polish and clippers is all these girls need to do business. “We came here and rented the space ourselves. We have a lot of freedom, no one really manages us,” Xue says. “Before this, I did so

many different jobs. One time I even worked as a secretary.” The street-side nail girls are chatty. So chatty, it’s one of the rare interviews that goes better if questions aren’t asked. A rotating cast of well-dressed young women pull up seats beneath the open-sided tent before leaving minutes later. The selfsufficient manicurists joke, talk about which store has the best cakes, recite celebrity gossip or just vent about work. A girl with pink hair and a pleather-banded wristwatch approaches and lets out a loud sigh. “The customer got angry when I was putting shapes on her nails! But it really takes so much time,” she says, before disappearing into the next tent. They each take in about RMB250 a night, according to Xue, but it isn’t their only source of income. “We also work on the fourth floor of a spa, where we” – she nods at the girl sitting next to her – “rent a studio for 20,000 yuan a

month.” The only interruptions to business seem to be bad weather and the occasional street inspection. Despite being registered and paying RMB2,600 monthly to a local committee, it appears their tents might be considered an eyesore. “Sometimes when the leaders are coming, the management will tell us we can't be here, but that only happens once or twice a year,” says Xue, before turning her gaze to the street, looking for her next customer.

THE DIRTY DETAILS

Monthly salary: RMB6,200 Days per week: 7 Hours per day: 6

Man on the Street is a monthly feature where we talk to someone doing an everyday job, in order to get an insight into the lives of normal Chinese people.

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TOTALLY TRIVIAL

What Is a Supermoon?

Wang Chenrui

Hometown: Meizhou City Claim to fame: New Singing Sensation

PRD VIP

Wang Chenrui Even if you didn’t see it for yourself, you probably had at least one friend gushing to you about last month’s supermoon – you may even have been treated to some stunning (albeit suspicious) photos of the phenomenon. But what exactly is a supermoon, and how rare is it? More technically called perigee-syzygy, it is when a new or full moon is “at or near (within 90 percent of) its closest approach to Earth,” according to the man who coined the term, Richard Nolle. What does this translate into? A moon that can appear as much as 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than it does when it is furthest from Earth in its orbit. Some believe that the occurrence triggers natural disasters, such as earthquakes and tsunamis. While this has never been confirmed, it is true that when the moon is at its perigee (closest in its orbit to the Earth), it exerts a greater force on tides. Supermoons are actually not uncommon – this year will see three – but the one observed on November 14 happened to be the closest to our planet since 1948. There will also be a slightly less impressive example in the sky on December 6. Fortunately, if you missed November’s landmark supermoon you won’t have to wait 68 years for another of the same caliber. One will be along in 2034. Pencil it in the diary early!

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While China’s edition of The Voice may have changed its name to Sing! China, the quality of the singers showcased hasn’t altered a bit. This year, one singer from Guangdong amazed audiences and judges with her flawless vocal skills, a touching selection of songs and graceful orchestrations. Wang Chenrui (汪晨蕊) is a name that has topped search lists on Baidu, Sohu and Youku this summer. A 25-year-old who hails from Meizhou, Guangdong, Wang studied music as a child. In 2011 she was admitted to the Xinghai Conservatory of Music, where she perfected her expertise as a pop singer. Co-founding Resound, a Guangzhou-based a cappella band, Wang embarked on a professional career as the band’s lead vocalist, going on to win many awards in various singing contests and ultimately reaching a nationwide audience on the stage of China’s most watched singing contest. Resound has been actively performing on stage throughout China but mostly within Guangdong, so you might even have already heard the moving voice of this month’s melodious PRD VIP.

QUIZ CORNER History: On which date this month was Chairman Mao Zedong, the founding father of the People's Republic of China, born?

Current Affairs: Pizza the polar bear was moved to a new zoo last month after gaining global attention over his living conditions at which Guangzhou mall?

Sport: Which international snooker star beat Stuart Bingham 10-7 last month in the final of the new Evergrande China Championship?

Food and drink: The second annual Shenzhen Craft Beer Festival took place last month on which dates?

General knowledge: How many autonomous regions does China have?

Last month’s answers: 1. 1980 2. Steven Spielberg 3. Andy Murray 4. Tapping the index finger on the table 5. Canton Tower


E D I T O R . P R D @ U R B A N A T O M Y. C O M

BEHIND THE CONCRETE

A Haunted History Type the Zhongyin Building’s name into Baidu and the website automatically suggests one more word be added to the search: haunted. So prevalent are rumors of haunting in the building – and websites detailing it – that even China’s premier search engine has taken notice. Located in Futian’s thriving CBD, rental prices are weirdly depressed in Zhongyin, with a two-bedroom apartment going for RMB2,500 a month less than a comparable apartment in an adjacent building, a fact some pin on renters’ fears of ghosts. The building, finished in 1997, was constructed as a business and residential building, its facade a rather bizarre hue of reflective gold and pink – a feature some have surmised is a feng shui-inspired method of warding off the unhappy spirits that haunt the area, which used to be an execution ground, according to local lore. There are anecdotal reports of cursed companies going bankrupt months after moving in, though a more worldly explanation would be that competitors spread rumors about anyone who dares to set up shop in the Zhongyin

Building. Questioned about the rumors, a security guard insists the area is phantom free. The truth is out there. Zhongyin Building, 5015 Caitian Lu, Futian District, Shenzhen 深圳市福田区彩田路5015号

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“I’ll need a drink if I’m going to deal with their noise”

DAMA

DRAMA Why Do People Hate China’s Dancing Grandmas?

By Sky Thomas Gidge

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ew have less reason to dance than the older women who flood China’s parks, pavilions and parking lots daily, occupying public spaces with shimmying bodies and ear-ringing music. They are what one researcher termed “the first generation of lonely mothers” in China’s history; products of economic reform, social change and the one-child policy. They are left with few social outlets, a limited family circle and no employment, while living in a nation radically different from the one they grew up in. But to tech worker Vanessa Wu, 28, they are mostly just annoying. Wu doesn’t enter her bedroom until 10pm, when the music finally stops. It begins again in the morning, sometimes as early as 6.30am, echoing from the small square across the street where groups of women dance in front of speakers they wheel in twice daily. “I get it. It’s their way of keeping up with friends,” says Wu. “It just doesn’t need to be so noisy.” In the apartment building’s common room, Wu’s words are met with nods from other middle class 20-somethings. The music and the dancers, estimated at 100-million strong by state media, rattle windows and nerves across China every day. Often depicted as surly and self-centered, the dancers are mocked, disparaged and sometimes physically attacked. Yet they dance on.

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round 7.30pm, up to seven different dance troupes arrive in Huanggang Park in central Shenzhen. Filling the park’s wide pavilion, badminton games are slowly pushed into the street while the groups raise the volume of their speakers in a battle to be heard. Security guards look on. “I’ll need a drink if I’m going to deal with their noise,” Nancy Lin, 23, says as she walks towards the park. “The dancers have become a sort of symbol. They represent retired women with money and nothing to do, while the rest of us are working hard, but have nothing.” Lin found a job with HSBC in Guangzhou after studying in Oklahoma, the United States. About 235 million Chinese people are in the middle income bracket, according to a 2011 Pew Research Center study, and Lin will likely join their ranks. The divisions between dancers and despisers are often economic, according to Wang Qianni, the author of a study on the phenomenon. “The middle class care about their private rights, such as wanting private space without others intruding. They also prefer quieter spaces. The dancers just think loud music is a happy thing,” says Wang. “It’s a matter of taste, and taste is related to one’s class, age and life experience. They are dif-

ferent from each other in these aspects. So the dance becomes a battlefield.” Back at Wu’s place, she and her neighbors are clearly bothered by the nightly noise pollution, so why not just ask the dancers to drop a few decibels? “You can’t really ask them peacefully to turn it down,” Wu says. “They will gang up on you.” The square across from Wu’s apartment is about the size of a soccer field. About 12 dancers stand in formation, all facing towards a speaker and going through the same dance moves. After the group begins to disperse, some remain chatting with a plump 50-something woman in a red dress who has been leading them. When we ask her why she dances, she gives the same guarded responses we will hear from all the other people we interview: it’s a hobby. It’s healthy. It’s innocent fun. It’s that simple. “There just isn’t much to say,” the woman concludes. Her answers sound practiced and calm, but the smile drops from her face when we ask if the music could be affecting the neighbors. The mood of the group changes; some women walk away, but one steps forward and begins shouting. “If we want to do something, we do it. If you don’t like it, you can f*ck off.”

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ass dance in China can be traced back thousands of years, likely beginning as a folk ritual and sometimes making appearances in royal courts. But the seeds of today’s tensions may have begun in the mid-90s, when a perfect storm of societal changes hit the nation. The World Bank estimates that only 19 percent of Chinese people lived in urban areas in 1980, but by 1995 that number jumped to 30 percent, a migration of 183 million people – or 40 million more than today’s Russia. As cities across China filled, a restructuring of state-owned enterprises began in 1995, seeing an estimated 40 million jobs axed over seven years; that combined with a retirement age of only 50 years old for women. In the past, these women would have dedicated their time to taking care of large families, but by the mid-90s the one-child policy had already been in effect for 15 years, leaving many single children with four people to care for them: two parents and four grandparents. In short, there were a lot of idle, unemployed, middle-aged women adapting to life in cities. “In the United States you have book

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clubs, religious activities,” says Wang. “While in China we have a dance culture.” According to Wang’s research, many women grew up with dance in one form or another and cite a desire to exercise and socialize as a reason to begin again, but she also found that there are deeper forces at play. The woman are asserting their existence in a society they are losing touch with, while confronting Confucian norms that have reemerged since Reform and Opening Up began. “Dancing in public challenges a persistent expectation – even more prevalent in rural areas – that females ought to focus their attention on household matters,” writes Dr. Tom McDonald, in an article on sapiens.org. “These attitudes persist and influence where women can go and with whom they can socialize.” McDonald is an assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong and performed 15 months of research in rural Shandong Province, where he documented a dance troupe forming. Speaking with us on the phone, McDonald explains that though superficially it might seem like a communal pastime, his study unearthed much more was at stake. “In my case, they felt they were bringing

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he mass migration to China’s cities has continued – the majority of Chinese citizens now live in urban areas – along with a growth of the middle class, who often have a very different idea of what a city should be than the generation before them. With the two disparate groups increasingly inhabiting the same space, the chance for conflict rises, with news reports regularly featuring stories about rows between the dancers and people who want to use the public space or simply live nearby. Two of the most striking and widely reported incidents involving the dance troupes took place in 2013. In one, a man on the outskirts of Beijing, irritated by the noise, blasted his shotgun in the air before setting his Tibetan mastiffs on the dancers. In another, dancers were allegedly pelted with feces in Wuhan.

something new and cosmopolitan into their village, and they feel that it is shifting the gender rules,” he says. “I think that we, as foreigners, tend to look at it with a kind of bemusement and think it’s quite funny and everything. It actually needs people to take it seriously. There is a lot of power and politics that goes on in these squares.” Along with getting the women out in public, the dance had the unexpected effect of getting them onto the Internet, which became an integral part of the dancers' lives. “One of the real things that came out of my ethnographic research was these women were using QQ to find and download music,” he says. “[The Internet] also helped them form a subtle support network. Sometimes if there are household problems, they can talk about it online, when it might be difficult to do it during their daily lives.” A Baidu search for public square dancing videos turns up more than 20 million results (a search for tai chi videos turns up less than two million). Many of the videos are instructional or produced by independent troupes to show off their routines. Clearly, public dance has become an integral part of these women’s identities.

Despite the tensions, this November more than 50,000 Chinese dancers asserted themselves like never before in history, reportedly setting a Guinness World Record as they performed simultaneously in 14 cities across China, including Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing. Images of the dancers, the vast majority women, show a tidal wave of matching red tracksuits, meant to draw attention to the health and welfare of retirees in China, according to the organizer, a company called Red Dance. Back in Huanggang Park, a dancer, who asks not to be named, says she has been dancing for more than a decade and has no plans to stop. “Of course we’ll be dancing in 10 years – it’s a hobby, just exercise. Nothing more.”


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Mobike Curious why everyone is suddenly riding around on the same silver and orange bike? Welcome to the age of Mobike: the world’s first station-less bike-share service. With the app, you can pick up a bicycle anywhere in the city, rent it for just RMB0.5-1 per half hour and drop it off wherever you end up. Renting the bike is simple: first, download the Mobike app (摩拜单车). Next, register: you will be asked to provide your phone number, name, a photo of your passport’s information page and a photo of yourself holding your open passport next to your face. It could take a couple of days to a week for your information to be processed – keep an eye out for a notification via text message. Once cleared, you’ll need to make a fully refundable RMB299 deposit via WeChat or Alipay, which you can retrieve anytime you want. After that, renting a bike is only RMB0.5 (for Mobike Lite) or RMB1 per half hour – unless you take the bike out of the designated city zone, at which point the fee increases to a steep RMB100 per half hour. Locate a bike near you on the app’s map and select ‘reserve.’ You then have 15 minutes to walk to that bike and unlock it, which is done by scanning the QR code located behind the bike seat with the Mobike app. The lock should click open automatically – you’re all set to ride! When you’re done riding, park the bike on a sidewalk or in another easily accessible location that does not obstruct traffic. To end your session, simply pull down the lever that snaps the lock back into place. If you run into problems (your ID is rejected, the lock doesn’t open or you don’t know where your city’s zone ends) refer to the FAQ section of the Mobike app. See you on the road! Mobike is available on both iOS and Android devices.

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Blinging in the Rain With the unpredictable December weather tossing in showers at random, it behooves one to carry an umbrella. Why not turn that into a fashion statement by grasping a sunshade that says something about you? The dazzling accessory by Alexander McQueen layers on the bling with a leather skull handle and golden sparkles on top, while the slightly simpler, more low-key BlackLemon umbrella makes a fun statement with its eye-grabbing black and yellow contrast.

INSPECT-A-GADGET

Portable Projector Projectors are by no means a new technology, although in recent years their size has decreased considerably and, for those of us who know how to navigate Chinese shopping websites, they are cheaper than ever. While there is no shortage of brands that specialize in mini-projectors, the Kcalo T6S portable projector stands out due to its excellent picture quality, coupled with small size, price point and five out of five Baopals rating. It also comes with a handy tripod stand, which allows you to easily adjust the direction and angle of your projection. Launched by Cacacol in 2016, this projector is roughly the size of a smart phone and boasts a brightness of 1,200 lumens and a color range of 16.77 million colors. The video-viewing device can be connected to a laptop or computer by an HDMI cable or synched up with all manner of devices via Bluetooth. The Kcalo T6S also has an internal memory of 8, 16 or 64 gigabytes (depending

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on the model) so that you can watch videos directly from the device. Purchasing a projector had never really crossed our minds previously, but since acquiring one it has become indispensable – allowing us to watch Planet Earth II on our office ceiling in incredible definition. The best part about mini-projectors is undoubtedly the convenience: they can be effortlessly moved between work and home, as well as easily stored in a drawer or backpack when not in use.


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Alternatives to the Forbidden City By Tom Lee

The Forbidden City is rightly one of China’s most famous landmarks. However, it is also so well known that even your ancient grandmother has probably heard of it. Here, we’ve selected a couple of other royal residences that aren’t as widely visited but are definitely worth a trip. 22 | GZ | DECEMBER 2016 | WWW.THATSMAGS.COM

Shenyang Imperial Palace Aside from the Forbidden City, this is the only imperial Chinese palace still extant. Construction was started in 1625 by Nurhaci, the Manchu ruler who set the stage for Qing control of the entire Middle Kingdom by successfully invading Liaoning. It was on the site of today’s Shenyang that Nurhaci began erecting his imperial mansion, as both a symbolic and practical powerbase in the region. Wandering through the quiet alleyways that connect the courtyards, feet crunching on crisp snow, the scene is very reminiscent of the Forbidden City, though the design also contains distinctive Manchu elements, notably in the brickwork. Just like Beijing’s palace, today one can see a variety of museum exhibits inside the numerous halls, including the swords of several Qing rulers, copper cannons and porcelain treasures. The oldest portion of the palace – dating to Nurhaci’s reign – is found to the east. Dominating the view, the ornate, doubleeaved Dazheng Dian (commonly called the Hall of Great Affairs in English) stands at the head of a courtyard. It was in this octagonal building that the early Qing emperors ascended the throne – the intricately decorated chair can still be seen inside. Flanking this structure are the Ten Kings Pavilions, where important personages would gather to meet the emperor. The architecture and layout are meant to recall tents erected around a central meeting place – an homage to the Jurchen heritage of the Manchu people. Along the central axis are the extensions built by the second Qing emperor, Hong Taiji,

among them the impressive Phoenix Tower, once the tallest thing in Shenyang. The west contains the newest additions, including a striking green edifice that contrasts with the predominantly red-hued walls and once housed a library of sorts. At around 60,000 square meters, the Mukden Palace (as it is also known) is onetwelfth the size of the Forbidden City. Though the Qing emperors moved to the larger residence after conquering Beijing, early rulers continued to pay regular visits to the former seat of power, honoring the place where almost four centuries of Manchu domination began.

Price: RMB60 While you’re in town: Pay your respects at one of the imperial mausoleums. Zhaoling Tomb (RMB30 November-March, RMB50 April-October), inside Beiling Park, is much easier to reach and houses the remains of Hong Taiji, but Fuling Tomb (RMB30 November-March, RMB40 April-October) honors the big man, Nurhaci. Both date to the mid 1600s.


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Chengde Mountain Resort While the Mukden Palace is dwarfed by the Forbidden City, the Chengde Mountain Resort is much, much larger – 2 square kilometers bigger, in fact, than the extensive Summer Palace. Built as a summer getaway for the royal family when the heat of Beijing became too much, its construction began in 1703 and took an incredible 89 years to complete. Entering from the front gate, one comes first to the main palace, which exhibits the same quintessential features of imperial Chinese architecture as well as a smattering of relics. It is modest compared to the examples in either Shenyang or Beijing, however, and if you’ve already seen either of those you’ll be far more interested in the vast attached grounds. A total of 72 scenic spots were identified by successive emperors, but don’t worry about seeing all of them – some no longer exist, others are barely worth registering. That said, there is still an enormous distance to cover, and an entire day spent here is ideal if you want to traverse the whole area. The park is loosely divided into three parts. Closest to the palace buildings is the

lake district, offset by whimsical bridges, restful pavilions and artful rockeries. Amongst the most popular spots here is the beautiful Tower of Mist and Rain, set on its own island and made in imitation of a similar structure in Zhejiang Province. It is one of a number of famous replicas dotted about the Mountain Resort – there’s even a miniature Great Wall framing it all. Further in, water features give way to yurts and grasslands, where horses were once paraded and raced for the pleasure of the emperor. Forested slopes complete with pagodas round out the attractions. Climb to the top of one of these hills for views of the entire Mountain Resort in all its extravagance.

Price: RMB90 November-March, RMB145 April-October While you’re in town: Surrounding the resort are the so-called Outlying Temples, a series of eight religious retreats, each displaying a different architectural style. Perhaps most interesting is the Putong Zongcheng Temple (RMB60 NovemberMarch, RMB80 April-October), which bears more than a passing resemblance to Tibet’s Potala Palace.

The Langham, Shenzhen’s

Platinum Afternoon Tea at Palm Court

The Langham’s dazziling Palm Court is introducing their Platinum Afternoon Tea experience; the perfect weekend indulgence. Executive Pastry Chef Kevin Lee brings his artful touch to a range of delicate and wonderful desserts. A delicious strawberry and kiwi iced tea opens proceedings, refreshing your palate for the flavors to come. In a nod to tradition, the new menu includes classic plain and raisin scones, served

with Devonshire clotted cream. Fresh Ancelin oysters with vinegar and lemon, exquisitely balance the sweetness of the desserts, while the acorn-fed Iberian ham, aged 42 months, is a strong and delightfully smoky addition. Another remarkable item is the foie gras mousse, prepared with radish, frisée, and an apple and walnut brioche. The No.1 Bari Caviar harbors a delicious and creamy taste, while the exotic passion fruit and cherry me-

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ringue lollipop, will certainly leave your taste buds tingling. The highlight of this menu has to be a combination of fruit, candy and cream, crafted in the shape of a miniature fruit basket. With flowers made from white chocolate, and the entire piece resting elegantly on a light cream, this dish truly is a work of culinary art. Your food comes with a choice of tea, coffee, or freshly-squeezed juice. A glass of Perrier Jouet Champagne can be purchased for RMB100 to compliment the stunning and sophisticated atmosphere at Palm Court. Though Langham’s traditional afternoon tea menu remains, the Platinum Afternoon Tea experience offers a creative and exciting alternative, guaranteed to impress. RMB688/set plus service fee and VAT.

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COUNTDOWN TO A NEW HOME The 411 on Mansion One Serviced Apartments By Ziyi Yuan

Essential Facts

At first glance the Mansion One Serviced Apartments appears to be a normal residential building. Before entering the lobby, you’d never guess that it’s the location of 269 rooms with access to some of the best service in Shenzhen. Rented by month, rooms come in three different sizes, so you can choose the one that feels right for you. Even the smallest one, at 71 square meters, has a living room, a kitchen, a bathroom and two bedrooms – one with a king-sized bed. A step up, the 88-square-meter apartment sports a space that can serve as a study or a cloakroom. For a growing family, the 110-square-meter option is probably the best fit: it has a living room, a kitchen, two bathrooms and three bedrooms. Lilin Park and Nanshan Mountain are both nearby, should you fancy an adventure in the big outdoors.

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If the kitchen isn’t your favorite room at home, Mansion One Serviced Apartments has a downstairs restaurant ready to whip up a hearty breakfast or an evening feast. The public games room is a perfect place to socialize or spend family time over the foosball table or in front of the Xbox. For the health conscious, there is a swimming pool, fitness room and yoga area.

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Entering the apartment, the wooden furniture immediately sets a cozy tone. In contrast to other serviced apartments that aim to impress with decorations, Mansion One Serviced Apartments chooses function over fad. High-quality Philips electronics and Zwilling cookery ensure both the tech-savvy and the enthusiastic home chef will be satisfied. Every living room has a balcony overlooking Shenzhen Bay, so you can stare into nature’s glassy depths.

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Shuttle buses to Shuiwan Subway station depart from the lobby and run reliably and regularly. Hidden down a bustling Shekou street, Mansion One Serviced Apartments is both private and not far from the action.

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“Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.” -Matsuo Basho


ARTS Marley and Me

Groove to the reggae-influenced tunes of Chinese band Long Shen Dao

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FEATURE

GUETTA BLASTER EDM Superstar Rings in 2017 By Andrew Chin

Few DJs encapsulate the mainstreaming of electronic dance music like David Guetta. A veteran of the French underground, the producer has been catapulted into superstardom thanks to anthems like ‘Where Them Girls At’ and ‘When Loves Take Over.’ The two-time Grammy Award winner is back on the mainland with his first China arena tour, ready to welcome 2017 with help from fellow DJ Mag anointed top 10 DJ, Oliver Heldens.

pared to other nights. Everyone is so excited because of the time of the year. I performed in Dubai last year and that was a memorable night. I feel like China is going to be just as good!

You must’ve had a lot of offers for these end of year parties, why choose China?

You’ve been described as the ‘Godfather of EDM.’ How do you feel about that title?

China is just an amazing country, and they really know how to throw down a New Year’s Eve party. Chinese fireworks are colorful and I can’t wait to see it!

New Year’s Eve is a big party night. As a DJ, do you notice there’s a different energy? New Year’s Eve definitely feels magical com-

You’ve had numerous anthems. Is it something that you know is going to be a huge hit after you make the beat? You never know how the audience will react to a song; all I can do is test it at my shows. It’s great to see that a lot of my songs are still being played. I’m honored to be part of this evolution in electronic dance music. I didn’t expect this genre to become so big in just a couple of years.

Your last album, Listen, was quite a departure for you musically. Is that a path you want to pursue for your next album?

I was really pleased with the result of Listen. All of the collaborations were simply great to produce. I’m currently working very hard to put out new music and I want it to be as diverse as my previous releases and to feel even better. I’ve been spending a lot of time in the studio lately, so keep your eyes open for more releases in the upcoming months! Personally speaking, what music are you digging these days?

I’ve always liked hip-hop and R&B. Besides that, I’m very interested in the evolution in electronic music right now. A lot of DJs are adopting more creative ways of producing, and I think Martin Garrix is a pioneer in this.

Fri Dec 30, 8pm; price TBC at time of print. Automorr, Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport 国 际车窗, 深圳宝安国际机场 (400 610 3721, a2non.cn)

Offering a wide range of apartment options from studio, one, two, three and five bedroom penthouses. All apartments have been fitted out and decorated to the highest standards, complete with internet access, international satellite TV and fully equipped kitchens with regular housekeeping services. Residents can enjoy the extensive Clubhouse with a fully equipped gym, yoga and aerobic rooms, Lounge with full restaurant service, meeting rooms and the indoor cinema. Our younger residents have their own special Clubhouse also. Savills Residence Daxin Shenzhen Bay is a private serviced residence offering space, security and comfort with style.

info.srsb@savillsresidence.com For reservations or enquiries visit www.savillsresidence.com or call: (86 755) 8785 2399 Savills Residence Daxin Shenzhen Bay: 1168 Houhaibin Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen WWW.THATSMAGS.COM | DECEMBER 2016 | GZ | 27


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STAGECRAFT

Wu Xiubo

Tap Factory

Raised in Beijing by his mother, a pharmacist, and father, a career diplomat, it’s no wonder that Wu Xiubo has great on-screen chemistry and enough charm to end wars. It’s just a surprise it took so long for his talents to get noticed. Wu started his acting career in 1988, joining the China Railway Art Troupe, where he remained until 1995. When he became tired of reprising the same stage roles, he made a decision that looks bizarre on the resume of one of China’s most bankable stars: he took jobs singing in popular Beijing bars. Crooning well-known Chinese ballads and original work until 2000, Wu has referred to that time as the happiest of his life. In spite of the small-time bliss, he was coaxed back into acting in 2002 for detective thriller Crime Investigate, his TV debut. By 2011 he was one of the highest paid actors on Chinese television, paving the way for his ascent to the big screen in 2012’s People Mountain People Sea and 2013’s smash hit Finding Mr. Right, a romantic comedy which grossed 798 million yuan worldwide. To cap it all off, PETA named him Asia’s sexiest vegetarian celebrity in 2014.

A show created and directed by French choreographer Vincent Pausanias, Tap Factory is like a mash-up of Stomp, Tap Dogs and the Blue Man Group, only sexier – much sexier. The toned, all-male cast presents a gripping assortment of urban tap dance, break dance, aerial and floor acrobatics, improvisational comedy and whatever other spontaneous routines happen to inspire them that night. Fierce percussion on drums, barrels, buckets, stepladders and even the soles of tap shoes serve as a musical interlude between acts, keeping audiences on the edge of their seats for the entire one-and-a-half-hour show. Though Tap Factory covers quite a wide variety of genres, tap is still at the heart of the production, and Pausanias has brought together four of the world’s greatest tappers for this international tour. The fusion between the dancers, musicians and other entertainers creates diverse energies that collide into a show lauded for being unique every time. After touring nearly every major city in

China, Tap Factory will perform on stage in Guangzhou between December 14-18, after which the cast and crew will head to France and Germany to kick off their world tour in January 2017. If you’re a fan of drums, dance or dudes, you won’t want to miss this one.

Wed-Sat Dec 14-17, 8pm; Sat-Sun Dec 17-18, 2.30pm; RMB80-480. Guangdong Performing Arts Centre, 1229 Guangzhou Dadao Zhong, Tianhe District, Guangzhou 广州市天河区广州大道中1229号 广东演艺中心大剧院 (020-3727 6300)

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Hao Months after its grand opening, Shanghai Disney has broken ground on an extension. Toy Story Land is expected to open in 2018 and will be designed like Andy’s backyard, with guests feeling like they’ve been shrunk down to the size of their favorite Toy Story characters. There will be three new attractions and an area to meet characters.

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Netflix has waved the white flag on its efforts to launch a China service. Citing a “challenging” regulatory environment, the company has shifted focus to licensing their shows to the country’s existing online platforms. In related news, Amazon launched its Prime subscription service in China but have stripped off its online music and video options.


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COMING TO A THEATER NEAR YOU

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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Sully

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After wooing Shanghai this summer with a massive art retrospective, director Tim Burton is set to charm the country with his latest film. Praised as a return to the inventive gothic form of past favorites like Sweeney Todd, Burton brings to life Ransom Riggs’ 2011 best-selling young adult novel. Eva Green stars as the titular Miss Peregrine, who can manipulate time and transform into a peregrine falcon. She must assist the 16-year-old Jacob (Asa Butterfield) as he discovers this mysterious world and protect it from the shape-shifting Samuel L Jackson.

Academy Award-winning director Clint Eastwood follows his 2014 mega-hit American Sniper with a biographical look at Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger. Tom Hanks stars as the titular pilot who became a national hero following his emergency landing of a passenger jet on the Hudson River, where all 155 passengers and crew survived. Despite the rapturous praise that followed the incident, Sully depicts the pilot’s subsequent struggle with PTSD and his battle against the National Transportation Safety Board’s attempt to discredit him.

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THE THAT’S CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY! Savor a Bit of Culture This December By Tom Lee

To get you into the holiday spirit, we’re giving away tickets to a whole load of Christmas and New Year shows. If you want to get in on this cultural smorgasbord, simply email editor.prd@ urbanatomy.com or message our official WeChat (Thats_PRD) with the words ‘All I Want for Christmas’ and the show you’d like to go see. Happy Holidays! Three Sopranos

A trio of award-winning artistes performs a melange of Western opera arias and Chinese folk ballads. Wang Xiufen, Ma Mei and ‘Chinese lark’ Me Hong use their distinctive voices to charm audiences with oriental and occidental classics, accompanied by Zhang Jialin on piano.

Sun Dec 18, 8pm; RMB80-880. Guangzhou Opera House, 1 Zhujiang Xi Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District, Guangzhou 广州市天河区珠江新城珠江西路1号 (020-3839 2888, www.gzdjy.org)

Magical Christmas Night

When American illusionist David Copperfield made a 7-ton jet disappear in front of live and television audiences back in 1981, jaws dropped. You can have the same surreal experience here in Guangzhou this December. Renowned Singaporean magician Lawrence Khong, who is a levitation illusion master, will astound you when he makes his female assistant vanish, only to appear beside you. Admittedly, said assistant does not weigh 7 tons, but still, we dare you not to be impressed!

Tue-Wed Dec 27-28, 8pm; RMB180-680. Friendship Theater, 696 Renmin Bei Lu, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou 广州市 越秀区人民北路696号 (020-8666 8991)

Blooming Oriental Flowers by China Oriental Song and Dance Troupe

Not interested in concerts? How about a lively performance featuring some wonderful, tradition-inspired choreography from a group that has over 60 years of history? China Oriental Song and Dance Troupe was created to bring Chinese culture to the world, and director He Lishan has staged extravaganzas in America’s Kennedy Center and Russia’s State Kremlin Palace, as well as overseeing a segment of the enormous annual CCTV Spring Festival Gala. Expect colorful costumes, flower-themed dance numbers and perfect synchronicity – and possibly old ladies in the audience nodding sagely and proclaiming: “好美, 好美” (beautiful, beautiful).

Sun Jan 1, 8pm; RMB80-880. Guangzhou Opera House, 1 Zhujiang Xi Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District, Guangzhou 广州市天河区珠江新城珠江西路1号 (020-3839 2888, www.gzdjy.org)

ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra

Weber, Ravel and Richard Strauss will all be making an appearance at the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra's concert, in addition (of course) to Vienna's favorite musical son, Johann Strauss the Younger. Expect such much-loved classics as The Blue Danube and the overture from Die Fledermaus. The orchestra will also show off some of the contemporary classical flair that it is known for with a more modern piece by Gerhard E. Winkler. Mon Jan 2, 8pm; RMB380-1,880. Shenzhen Poly Theatre, 33 Wenxin Wu Lu, by Haide San Dao, Nanshan District, Shenzhen 深圳市南山区文心五路33号保利 文化广场 (0755-8637 1698)

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F E AT URE | ARTS

Traditional Chinese Music Concert

Ivo Pogorelich

Claude Monet Exhibition

Sat Dec 31, 8pm; RMB280-1,280. Xinghai Concert Hall, 33 Qingbo Lu, Ersha Island, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou 广州市越秀区二沙岛晴波路33号 (0208735 3869)

Tue Dec 6, 8pm; RMB180-680. Shenzhen Concert Hall, 2016 Fuzhong Yi Lu (Shao Nian Gong metro station), Futian District, Shenzhen 深圳市福田区福中一 路2016号(地铁少年宫站) (0755-8284 1888)

Daily until Dec 25, 10am-10pm; RMB50-149. 2/F, Winter Plaza, GT Land Plaza, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District, Guangzhou 广州市天河区珠江新城高 德置地冬广场2楼

Talented soloists display the wonders of China’s homegrown instruments, including the pipa, the erhu and the suona. No idea what any of these are? There's no better way to find out than to see them in action! Accompaniment will be providing by the Guangdong National Orchestra.

Often described as provocative and controversial – at least in classical music circles – this Croatian pianist has earned praise and condemnation in equal measure for his often eccentric playing. See him here performing works by such great piano composers as Chopin, Schumann, Mozart and Rachmaninoff.

Turning the gorgeous paintings of Monet into performance art, this exhibition uses music and 3-D mapping to provide a unique viewing experience of some of impressionism’s most beloved works. Nine galleries, each with a different theme, create a world of sensual splendor in which to immerse yourself.

Vassily Sinaisky and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Russian conductor Vassily Sinaisky leads one of Britain’s most distinguished orchestras in a weirdly diverse catalogue that is sure to pique the classical music lover’s interest. Beginning with a smattering of Glinka and Tchaikovsky, the program touches on the very English Enigma Variations of Elgar and gypsy airs by Pablo de Sarasate, before finishing with the stirring sounds of Dvorak’s New World Symphony.

Fri-Sat Dec 30-31, 8pm; RMB280-2,280. Guangzhou Opera House, 1 Zhujiang Xi Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District, Guangzhou 广州市天河区珠江新城珠江西路1号 (020-3839 2888, www.gzdjy.org)

Platform K+K Vienna

This group is a bit like if you and your friends got together and thought it would be fun to start a band – if you and your friends were highly skilled instrumentalists who played for some of Vienna’s most prestigious orchestras, that is. Violinist Kirill Kobantschenko (K+K) heads the chamber music ensemble, which will perform pieces by Mozart, Dvorak, Schubert and Piazzolla alongside original world music pieces. Sat Dec 10, 8pm; RMB100-380. Shenzhen Concert Hall, 2016 Fuzhong Yi Lu (Shao Nian Gong metro station), Futian District, Shenzhen 深圳市福田区福中一路 2016号(地铁少年宫站) (0755-8284 1888)

Christmas Concert by the Hollywood Film Music Orchestra

Spend Christmas Eve with the movie greats, as this American orchestra whisks audiences away to Middle Earth, Peron’s Argentina and the deck of the Titanic. Music from some of cinema’s greatest hits such as Forrest Gump, Indiana Jones, Schindler’s List and The Sound of Music will be combined with film clips into a fun audiovisual evening.

Sat Dec 24, 8pm; RMB180-680. Shenzhen Concert Hall, 2016 Fuzhong Yi Lu (Shao Nian Gong metro station), Futian District, Shenzhen 深圳市福田区福中一 路2016号(地铁少年宫站) (0755-8284 1888)

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HOOCHIE COOCHIE GENTLEMEN The Beijing Blues By Andrew Chin

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hina’s indie music scene may mainly be the realm of the wenqing (artistic youth or hipsters), but a self-described dashu (uncle) band has struck a chord. With a sound rooted in classic blues, the decidedly old school Hoochie Coochie Gentlemen has won Chinese Golden Music Awards, infiltrated hit CCTV competition shows and are bringing their annual national tour to the south this month. “It’s very fun to go to different places, see friends and eat different things,” says the group’s frontman Chen Yafei. “Taking a break from our everyday life is always exciting.” With his raspy voice and Great Depression era uniform of suspenders and newsboy caper, Chen channels the spirit of a seasoned blues man who somehow has found himself in Beijing. “Like most of my peers, I grew up listening to music from Hong Kong and Taiwan. However, I was really hit hard with the rock bug when I discovered bands like Nirvana and Guns N’ Roses,” he explains. Spending much of his 20s in rock and punk bands, Chen credits his blues conversion to a Beatles compilation. “I heard some of their blues rock covers and went back to the store to buy a Buddy Guy record,” he says. “Immediately, I was fascinated. This was the first time I heard music that fit my ideas.” Taking their name from Willie Dixon’s blues standard, ‘Hoochie Coochie Man,’ Hoochie Coochie Gentlemen formed in 2009, mixing blues with jazz and folk elements. “As you get older there will be a lot of changes in the world,” Chen notes. “The way you express your opinions will naturally change. That will affect your music.” The group found instant critical acclaim. Their 2012 albums Sky Blue and Sadly Dying With You won Chinese Golden Music Awards for Best Blues and Jazz Musicians. Their hard-touring work ethic and budding acclaim brought the group to the attention of CCTV’s hit reality competition show, Sing My Song – a show designed to spotlight songwriters in which Mongolian

fusion innovators Hanggai took home the top prize. “As a band, we discussed it and thought it was a good way to promote ourselves,” Chen recalls. “It wasn’t that fun. We wanted to sing ‘Black and White’ but the program didn’t think it was suitable. In the end, we performed a song we spent about an hour on. But we met many friends during the process.” The title song of their 2015 album has managed to find a sizable audience. Sales for the disc have been strong for a Chinese independent band, and Chen fondly recalls selling out of copies following an impromptu street performance on Chengdu’s famed Kuanzhai Alley. “We found that audiences really dug into the album and listened to all of the songs,” Chen smiles. “Most importantly, we are very fond of it.” With the band’s growing profile, Chen proudly notes: “There are more and more blues bands, which we are very happy to see.” However, they’re not content to rest on their laurels. Following their 13-city national tour, Chen says the group plans to “write more songs, then write some more.” While he teases that Hoochie Coochie Gentlemen’s next album is still in the songwriting phase and may not come out “for another 17 years,” Chen finally relents with some details. “We will likely add more brass because there are a lot of great musicians like China Philharmonic Orchestra trumpeters Lu Xiaolin and Zang Tianshuo, as well as saxophonist Hu Zhiliang who are interested in collaborating with us,” he says. “But as is our custom, we will play the new songs to see the audience’s reactions before deciding whether to add it to the album.”

“I went back to the store to buy a Buddy Guy record. Immediately, I was fascinated. This was the first time I heard music that fit my ideas”

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GZ: Sat Dec 10, 8.30-10pm; RMB80 presale, RMB100 at the door. T:union, 361365 Guangzhou Dadao Zhong, Yuexiu District 越秀区广州大道中361-365号东方花 苑1层 (020-3659 7623); SZ: Sun Dec 11, 8.30-10.30pm; RMB80 presale, RMB100 at the door. B10 Live, North Side of Building C2, North District, OCT-Loft, Wenchang Jie, Nanshan District 南山区华侨城创意文化园北区C2栋北侧 (0755-8633 7602)


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LONG SHEN DAO Tai Chi Reggae Masters By Andrew Chin

Chinese reggae may seem like an oxymoron, but for nine years Beijing’s Long Shen Dao has been spreading the good word of Marley and friends. While their reputation has spread abroad, they’re hitting the road for their longest national tour yet, stopping off at Le Fu on December 2.

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here’s quiet a lot of similarities between reggae and traditional Chinese music in terms of mood and spirit. While they take different approaches, they both achieve the same results on the listener’s soul,” says singer Guo Zhen. While he admits that it can be difficult mixing native instruments like the guzheng with the established sounds of reggae, Guo shrugs about the challenges. “Music, like life, always needs to keep developing,” he says. “The new supersedes the old. So let’s just start and do it, then promote it.” That attitude led to the formation of Long Shen Dao in 2007. Comprised of veterans of Beijing’s rock scene, the six-member group realized there was not a single reggae band on the scene and rushed to fill the musical void. “We weren’t really digging what was popular, and as we began performing, we gained more fans and friends interested in understanding reggae,” Guo says. “Over the years, we’ve received a lot of support from other musicians encouraging us to do something so few people in the country were doing.” With a name that can be translated as 'Tao of Dragon God,' the group instantly struck a chord. Their first show in Beijing eight years ago was sold out, and critics were eager to dub them “China’s first authentic reggae band.” Their 2012 debut Tai Chi Reggae nabbed them numerous domestic music awards and touring opportunities abroad. While the band may instantly make an impression to international audiences with their long dreadlocks, Long Shen Dao earned respect by delivering the musical goods.

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“We’re playing Africa’s largest reggae musical festival next year,” Guo exclaims. “It’s going to be great being in an environment with so many cultures interacting with and appreciating each other.” The singer credits the touring experience for helping the band evolve on their sophomore album, Freedom. “From playing so many shows, we’ve tightened up our rhythm and have new understandings over arrangements and lyrics,” Guo says. Released this year on China’s largest independent label, Modern Sky, Freedom sees the group collaborating with Dutch DJ crew PartySquad and UK producer Vibronics. Guo also notes, “I wanted to delve deeper into my feelings,” while hoping the album “paves the way for even more growth on the next album.” While the band were among the headlining acts of this year’s Strawberry Music Festival, they’re eager to embark on this 21-city tour of China.

“Music, like life, always needs to keep developing. The new supersedes the old” “When you tour in a foreign country, there’s a sense that everything is fresh,” Guo says. “We hope we have that same relaxed happy mood on this national tour. We look forward to bringing reggae fusion to the country and showing the world where all these different styles of dance fit perfectly.”

GZ: Fri Dec 2, 8.30-10pm; RMB100 presale RMB120 at the door. Le Fu, Area A, Party Pier Beer Culture and Art Zone, Yuejiang Xi Lu, Haizhu District 海珠 区阅江西路珠江琶醍啤酒文化创意艺术区A区包装车间; SZ: Sat Dec 3, 8.30-10pm; RMB100 presale, RMB120 at the door. B10 Live, North Side of Building C2, North District, OCT-Loft, Wenchang Jie, Nanshan District 南山区华侨城创意文化 园北区C2栋北侧 (0755-8633 7602)


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R.I.P It was a sad year for fans of these Guangzhou institutions. Here are our obituaries. Tekila

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Mafia Restaurant and Bar

Loving godfather; king of sarnies.

Bubba Mac’s Smokehouse BBQ and Craft Beer Bar The southern boy that just couldn’t make it.

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People’s Café (Xingsheng Lu) A failed revolution.

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We’re struggling to explain this in just a few sentences. So, let’s hand over to the Xinhua news agency: “The satellite is designed to establish ultra-secure quantum communications by transmitting uncrackable keys from space to the ground […] It could also conduct experiments on the bizarre features of quantum theories, such as entanglement.” Got it?

The world’s first passenger drone was unveiled by a Chinese firm this year. And while it may look like any old quadcopter, the Ehang 184 is an autonomous aerial vehicle. This means that passengers simply enter a destination and they’ll be whisked away by the drone. Let’s see how the testing sessions in Nevada go before getting too excited.

$11.35 … was how much Weibo was worth in October, when its value finally exceeded that of Twitter – the service it most closely resembles.

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Another year, another unlikely device for battling smog. But could this be the one to go beyond headline-making? The 7-meter tower cleans 30,000 cubic meters of air an hour and is already being tested in Beijing. The tower’s Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde hopes to collect the pollution particles and use them in jewelry. Good to see he’s got his priorities sorted.

Fed up with secondhand smoke in his dormitory, one Guangxi student took matters into his own hands. The resulting contraption uses trash bags and a cardboard box to pump fresh air directly towards his face. The young man uploaded pictures to Weibo alongside a chart to explaining how the device works (for the benefit of other frustrated room-sharers).

Pensioner Zhou Miaorong was worried about how he and his elderly neighbors would escape their apartment block in an emergency. So the spritely Shanghai septuagenarian, who lives on the 35th floor, built an emergency slide that can take residents to safety at the breakneck speed of 0.33 floors per second.

DIY Scarlett Johansson robot Hong Kong graphic designer Ricky Ma based his lifelike robot on a famous Hollywood actress, though he wouldn’t reveal which one. But his USD50,000 investment paid off, as it is evidently Scarlett Johansson (right?). The humanoid, named Mark 1, can move its arms and legs, turn its head, bow and respond to complements – just like Johansson. Uncanny.


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China’s

Top 3 Movies

The Mermaid RMB3.39 billion

Hong Kong comic legend Stephen Chow smashed the record for China’s highest grossing film of all time with this sci-fi romantic comedy which he directed, co-wrote and co-produced. Chow may soon repeat the record-breaking feat, as a follow-up to his 2013 adaptation of Journey to the West is slated for release next year.

“Disney shouldn’t have entered the Chinese mainland. We have a strategy – one tiger is no match for a pack of wolves”

R E K L A T SMACK R A E Y E OF TH After years of anticipation, Shanghai Disneyland opened in June – and China’s richest man was less than impressed. Despite being spotted there in October on a mission to “inspect and learn,” Wanda Dalian boss Wang Jianlin talked plenty of smack about Mickey and Co. in an interview with CCTV. He then boasted about his company’s plans to open 15-20 Wanda theme parks across China.

Zootopia

RMB1.53 billion

Following a same-day release in China and the US, Zootopia grossed RMB500 million more than Kung Fu Panda 3. In doing so, it became Disney’s biggest financial success – and the seventh highestgrossing film in China to date. Widespread hatred of Batman vs. Superman (also released in March) undoubtedly helped.

Warcraft

RMB1.47 billion

While America was less than charmed with Warcraft (which only grossed USD46 million on its opening day), the movie struck a major chord here thanks to a marketing push from its Chinese backer, Wanda. Despite negative reviews, the film edged out Avengers: Age of Ultron to be China’s most popular action film of the year.

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Scandal of the Year

#WangBaoQiang Divorce

Actor Wang Baoqiang broke the Internet by posting plans to Man sells fish wife at Hujialou subway station that he’s caught at divorce on Weibo. The Lost in nearby park Thailand star accused wife Ma Rong of adultery, “destroying the family,” and hiding and transferring property. The plot thickened when Ma filed a defamation case against him. According to Weibo, 47 percent of netizens were Team Wang.


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At the tender age of 73, Huang Yanzhen mesmerized Chinese netizens after photographs of her posing in black leather with a Harley Davidson went viral. She has since made several appearances on TV and served as a special guest at Xiamen International Fashion Week. Here, she tells That’s how 2016 changed her life. On being a wanghong (internet sensation)… I was traveling when the photos went viral, and when I returned I was surprised to find out how popular they’d become. It was a bit nerve-wracking at first. But I’m happy to have received so much positive feedback from people saying how deeply moved they were by the photos, and how I’ve become an inspiration to them. My life is a lot busier now, as many media outlets want to talk to me. But I’m glad it hasn’t affected my daily life and family too much.

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On what fashion means to her… I think fashion has a much broader meaning than just what you wear. It’s about maintaining a young state of mind. On Chinese designers… China’s rich culture and history make the country’s fashion unique. We see Western designers using more and more Chinese elements in their work now. We used to say foreign designers are better or whatnot, but I think Chinese designers are making their marks in the industry now too. On her fashion icon… Peng Liyuan [President Xi Jinping’s wife]. She’s elegant and has a heart for social welfare. That’s what a true fashion icon should be. On xiaoxianrou (boyish pop stars) and K-pop culture… I don’t like xiaoxianrou, they all look fake to me and they have no substance. Korean pop culture is not to my liking either; I prefer watching news and Chinese soap operas. 杰西 Jesse Photo: 小野

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COMM UNITY Row, Row, Row Your Boat Develop your strength and stamina by taking up one of China's most iconic sports

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FEATURE

A WAY OF CONNECTION Sharing Time and Space at The Salon Text by Jocelyn Richards, photos by Anthony Rowley

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ery rarely in life do two wholly compatible strangers cross paths. Though it might happen in an instant – on a plane or in line for coffee – the ripples of impact are felt for a lifetime. For Ariana Lombardi and Anthony Rowley, it was the city of Guangzhou that connected them amid a population of 13 million. “It was kind of like this serendipitous thing, because we started with the same company at the same time, we had the same days off, we were both artists and lived near each other,” recalls Lombardi. The two even share the same favorite number: 22. Back in the US, both had a history of planning creative events: Lombardi held salonlike gatherings in Santa Fe, while Rowley planned live photography events and fashion shows in New York City. When the two met in China last October, their distinct experiences fused, making way for a new venture: The Salon. Initially a small gathering held once a month at Tristan’s CalMex Restaurant and Bar, The Salon soon grew into bimonthly occasion packed with expats and locals from all walks of life. But what exactly happens at a salon? “People always say this: ‘what’s gonna happen?’ That’s our new slogan,” laughs Rowley. “We gotta keep that air of mystery!” Lombardi jokes, adding that if people knew exactly what would happen each time, it would be an ‘event,’ not a ‘salon.’ Participants’ curiosity is not unfounded, however: earlier this year, a Reddit thread titled ‘The Salon Shut Down by Cops’ attracted

widespread concern from almost everybody in the community – except those present when it happened. On the night of the Black Lives Matter themed salon, a group of about 40 stood outside the Guangzhou Opera House steps, sharing songs, poetry and words of encouragement. A few cops approached shortly after, making their voices heard only to those on the outside of the circle. “They were great… they never said ‘leave,’ they just suggested it,” recounts Lombardi. “They’re like: ‘you should go inside, we prefer if you weren’t here, we don’t want people to get the wrong idea…’” The 30 or so remaining adults – many of them newly acquainted – then walked in unison down the avenue to The Strand, where they continued The Salon privately inside at the officers’ request. “It was a success to me,” asserts Lombardi. If anything, she claims the controversial Reddit thread drew fresh attention to the group that had for so long relied solely on word of mouth for publicity.

Unlike Lombardi and Rowley, the majority of salon attendees don’t describe themselves as artists but as people looking for an outlet – a safe space to interact with others and come to grips with life abroad, or life in general. “You can cut through all the bullsh*t and expat small talk at The Salon and have deeper conversations with people you just met,” said a Toronto native after participating in The Salon’s ‘Silent Conversation’ this past November. Most walk away feeling like they genuinely connected with those they meet, instead of merely knowing their answers to questions like ‘how long have you been in China?’ and ‘what do you do?’ “We don’t connect in person as much as we used to because we don’t have to, but it’s important to just be in a room with other people and talk to them,” says Lombardi. “It’s a very human thing. We think we don’t need it but we do – we crave it – and I think that’s why people like The Salon.” Though she and Rowley will head back to the States later this year until next March, Lombardi hopes to hold a few crosscultural salons while she’s home to connect Guangzhou with communities overseas. “I think it would be good for people here to see that it’s happening in other places and that there is a potential to connect with other cities through this,” she says. “The Salon is a component of home – it could be wherever you are.”

Want to know ‘what’s gonna happen’ at the next salon? Check thatsmags.com for upcoming salons or contact Ari Lombardi on WeChat at: arilombardi. The Salon is free and welcomes everyone.

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COMM UNITY DEAR JAMIE

Too Close for Comfort Dear Jamie, I met this online friend and we’ve been really close since. When I first met him I started giving him life advice because I wanted to help. But now he relies too much on my opinion and comes to me with all his problems. I have asked him to solve his problems by himself and blocked his number on my phone, but he still continues to contact me through WeChat. At first I liked that he sees me as his life guru, but it’s gone too far. Now he even asks for my opinion when he can’t decide between two restaurants. I threatened to block him on WeChat if he didn’t stop, but he continued to pester me with his questions. I finally blocked him, but he flew from Qingdao to find me the NEXT day asking me to unblock him, claiming that he needed my advice desperately. Now he tells me that he wants to move to Guangzhou so he can be near me. He is a really good friend and person; how do I keep him as a friend without cutting all points of communication with him? -Remorseful Yoda Dear Yoda, There are three possibilities here. One is that your friend is a convicted stalker. The second is that your friend is an unconfirmed stalker. The third is your friend has an unhealthy obsession with you and is about to make you his first stalking victim. If this friend really is a good person as you say, they should respect your need to block people who pester round the clock. The kindest thing to do is introduce him to someone else that can give him good advice – say, a therapist – and be firm in breaking off contact if his overzealous attentions persist. Sometimes in life you’ve got to be like the humble rock: firm and unyielding. -Jamie Have a question to ask Jamie? Email jamieinchina@outlook.com

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Guangzhou International Dragons When the Guangzhou International Dragon Boat Team was founded in 1998 as a consulate union, it comprised mostly consular staff and kayakers, a rookie team by all account. But the motley crew started to grow with the joining of Cantonese fishermen, Scottish bartenders, Colombian smugglers, American executives and other colorful characters. Today, its rowers hail from China, Australia, France, Britain, Jordan, Malaysia and Thailand, to name a few of the constituent countries. The dragon boat team is a regular in races in Guangdong around Duanwu Festival, while also being invited to international competitions held in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand and South Korea. “When competing overseas, we’re often the only team flying the flag of China, even though we’re a mixed bunch of international paddlers,” says the team’s manager David Butler, who feels honored to represent the Middle Kingdom, where dragon boat racing originated, in competitions abroad. “The social side of dragon boat racing is important,” he adds. “After the races, we usually have a banquet or celebration and

hold a performance, like a dance or short skit. Months before the competition, we’re on the water regularly to perfect our technique. And then, a few days before the race, we get together again to rehearse our dance routine as well." For Butler and his teammates, dragon boat racing is a comprehensive exercise that develops one’s strength, stamina and fitness. It also allows expat members to explore the Pearl River and surrounding region, which has inspired them to raise awareness about the water pollution.

For more information, add David Butler’s WeChat contact: DavidDub or visit www.gzdragons.com

INTERNATIONAL CHITTER-CHATTER

News from the PRD's Consulates and Chambers There has been a spate of event cancelations recently, accompanied by dark mutterings that organizers are concerned about trouble with local authorities. Among the casualties: last month’s Melbourne Cup at the Park Hyatt and the AmCham Winter Ball. Is it just gossip or is there something more nefarious afoot? At least one event went ahead as planned: the Italian Consulate General's Italian Cuisine Week. Part of a worldwide initiative that took place in more than 100 countries from November 21-27, the event celebrated the delicious food of bella Italia. While its popular winter event may have gone the way of all flesh, the American Chamber of Commerce in South China did have itself a US Presidential Election Day Party on November 9 (though we’re not

sure the mood could be termed ‘celebratory’ after Trump jumped into the lead, en route to winning). Everyone went away with a souvenir – though some attendees might rather forget the whole thing ever happened On the upside, lots of Christmas celebrations, both big and small, taking place this month. First up, the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce Christmas Gala Dinner on December 3, taking place at the Four Seasons Guangzhou and with all the Italian top brass scheduled to attend, including the Italian ambassador to China. Get in touch with your own consulates general and chambers of commerce to find out more about what’s in store – contact info can be found on our website and via our app.


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YouTube Vlogger Winston Sterzel After 10 years of vlogging about Shenzhen, Winston Sterzel recently stepped into the wilds of making his YouTube videos a full-time job. Often appearing in a suit and drinking a beer, his video repertoire of city guides and interviews on taboo topics have earned more than 15 million views, making him the unofficial face of Shenzhen in the Anglosphere.

film using my cellphone, but I'm not allowed to use my camera.

Some of the comments on your videos can get pretty rough, how do you deal with that?

Why did you start filming videos for YouTube and did you expect it to become what it is now? I wanted to show friends and family back home that China wasn't as horrible as the media usually paints it to be, and that it is a really fun, interesting and friendly place. I did not ever expect it to become my full-time occupation. Out of all of the cities in China, why stay in Shenzhen? Simply because it's the best city. I've been to all the first-tier cities and hundreds of other smaller cities and towns during my 10 years here. Shenzhen is young, energetic, all about technology and the best part is that it's full of

migrant workers. You get to meet people from all over China and there isn't a stigma towards outsiders, as you'll find in Beijing or Shanghai. What's the most unexpected response you’ve ever gotten while filming?

To be honest, as long as I'm polite and friendly I've never had any negative or unexpected responses. I've had plenty of police and security guards chase me off, but probably the most puzzling thing is being told – on more than one occasion – that it's okay for me to

I simply ignore the trolls for the most part. There have been instances of very vindictive trolls who have overstepped the line by going after my family. Those people are just absolute scum, but it comes with the territory. You simply can't put any energy into the trolls and haters or they win. Has wearing a suit ever gotten you in trouble?

I'm convinced I was mistaken for a spy once. I'm sure a real spy wouldn't be dressed in a suit, I guess the people who called the security guards on me for filming in the street had watched a little too many 007 films.

A recent motorbike odyssey by Sterzel was turned into the documentary Conquering Southern China and is available on Vimeo. Sterzel posts under YouTube account SerpentZA.

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GETTING INTO AN AMERICAN UNIVERSITY Why It’s Getting Tougher for Students Around the World By Edward Kim

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he competition for getting into American universities is only growing, so what can you do to stand out from the crowd? I have been speaking to parents and families at dinner tables and convention halls all over the world, and one of the questions I get the most is: “Is it really going to be harder? I hear from (insert any source here) that it’s impossible to get into good universities!” While it may be difficult, it is normal to be concerned about whether your child can get into a good university or college or not. This year there were 1.2 million – yes, million– applications for the top 25 schools in America. To put this into perspective, read this: the admission rates for students applying to Princeton University this past year, for students who had a perfect score of 2,400 on the SAT, was just 13 percent. Sure, we’re only talking about one variable of the academic core (GPA and test scores) but that’s the point: the higher up you go on the most competitive school list, everyone who is accepted is within that top 5 percent of test scores. This phenomenon is caused by a number of reasons, one of which is population growth. There are simply more children coming of age and applying to university compared to 20 years ago. However, the number of students a college or university can actually take in has not increased all that much. From an administrative standpoint, the school’s growth in student intake must be proportional to the number of dorms and classroom space available; hence matriculation numbers do not change much from year to year. And, as cruel as it sounds, good schools are only good because they have a limited number of spots per year and diversity quotas to fill. So, applicants must do something to stand out, other than just do the SAT. While test scores are quite important when 50 | GZ | DECEMBER 2016 | WWW.THATSMAGS.COM

it comes to initial judgments by schools, the final decision also depends on other factors. You need extras such as the IB (International Baccalaureate) programs or AP (Advanced Placement). The IB program was designed by the Swiss as set courses, ending in an internationally recognized diploma that would allow students to earn college credit early. To earn an IB diploma, you have to go to an IBapproved school and meet the requirements, including taking classes in the six subject groups, passing their exams and completing three additional core requirements. Its popularity is simply phenomenal: as of October 17, 2016, there were 5,890 programs being

offered worldwide, across 4,537 schools around the world. The AP program, on the other hand, is a program in the United States and Canada created by the College Board. It allows high school kids to take college level curricula and examinations so that the students could skip certain courses in college by preparing all year under a difficult curriculum. In May, students take the AP test and will receive scores of one to five. The AP is based more on freedom of choice and proving skills on tests, while the IB is based on heavy college level writing and research through a progression of set classes and grades.

Even though the IB was not created in the United States, American colleges will still consider that as rigorous as a typical AP load of courses and will not doubt your collegelevel academic skills. But to get into the best schools, more or extra distinction is required. I encourage students taking the IB Diploma to take AP courses as well, by registering with authorized online or distance learning course providers. If a student enrolled at an IB World School wants to study an IB course that is not offered at their own school, it can be taken through Pamoja, the only authorized online diploma program course provider. This can be coupled with AP courses via the College Board. Why? Competition. Now the obvious question is this: Why does any of this matter to me? I have no real choice in this matter. If I attend a particular international school, I am limited to the courses that my school will allow for me to take. But not anymore. In the new modern era, there are institutions that have the same WASC accreditation as private high schools who are able to run courses that issue college-accepted grades. Today, we live in the age of ‘blended learning.’ For the first time, students are not bound by the limitations of school systems or physical classrooms, and can have the freedom to plan IB and AP courses and tests starting from the onset of their senior years, maximizing the time they have before submitting applications. My message to all families, regardless of school system is this: You live in a new age of hope and freedom. If you want, and if you plan, you do not have to be limited physically to your school and its options, rules and availabilities. You can study, achieve and show off whichever masteries you wish. This article is taken from the recently released Winter 2016 edition of Urban Family.


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THE BASICS OF BACK PAIN

How Proper Chiropractic Care Can Improve Quality of Life By Dr. Injun Kim

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any patients seek chiropractic care to alleviate pain and other health-related symptoms. Chiropractics is the only profession that is dedicated to finding and correcting vertebral subluxations (also known as spinal misalignments). These misalignments can lead to the lower back pain that many experience. Although there is not a specific specialty as a lower back pain chiropractor, many doctors like Brock Van Dyke have had great success with one of the many condition that chiropractic patients seek relief from, consistent lower back pain. Chiropractics has been shown to be very effective at finding the source of your pain and correcting it. What Causes Back Pain?

The back is a complicated structure of bones, joints, ligaments and muscles. You can sprain ligaments, strain muscles, rupture disks and irritate joints, all of which can lead to back pain. While sports injuries or accidents can cause back pain, sometimes the simplest of movements – for example, picking up a pencil from the floor – can have painful results. In addition, arthritis, poor posture, obesity and psychological stress can cause or complicate back pain. Back pain can also directly result from disease of the internal organs, such as kidney stones, kidney infections, blood clots or bone loss. How Does a Chiropractor Treat Back Pain?

The type of treatment a chiropractor uses

to relieve back pain depends on the specific situation as well as the chiropractor. The first thing a chiropractor does is take a detailed medical history and perform a physical evaluation. Many times, they will also run lab tests and use imaging techniques, such as X-rays or MRIs, to identify the extent of the damage and determine if chiropractic care is an appropriate treatment for the issue causing you pain. Once a course of treatment has been decided upon, you’ll undergo one or more chiropractic manipulations to move joints in the spine back to their natural position. Chiropractors manipulate the joints with their hands using sudden forceful movements that restore order and improve the range and quality of your movements. Spinal manipulation also helps relieve pressure that misaligned bones place on nerves and pain receptors. It’s

possible that pressure being placed on a nerve somewhere along the spinal column is causing your lower back pain. Releasing the pressure on the nerve is necessary to reduce the pain you’re experiencing. Side Effects and Risks

Reviews have concluded that spinal manipulation for lower back pain is relatively safe when performed by a trained and licensed chiropractic practitioner. The most common side effects are generally minor and include feeling tired or temporary soreness.

Dr. Injun Kim is doctor of chiropractics at Bellaire International Clinic, No. 601, 6/F, Times Square, 28 Tianhe Bei Lu, Tianhe District, Guangzhou 广州市天河北 路28号时代广场东座6楼601 (020-2899 3911, 020-3891 0511, www.bellaireclinic.com, bmc888@126.com)

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CITY SCENES Urban Family Oktoberfest Halloween Carnival Together with China Hotel, A Marriott Hotel, That’s PRD and Urban Family combined the magic of Oktoberfest with a two-day family-friendly Halloween Carnival on October 29 and 30. The event brought out local and expats families to enjoy two days of incredible Halloween- and Oktoberfest-themed games, activities and edibles. A merry-go-round and bouncy castle, as well as booths divided into three sections: flea market, crafts and dining were provided. Talented kids from international schools gave their brilliant performances on the stage.

Urban Family Halloween Party at Chimelong Hotel Organized by Urban Family and Chimelong Hotel and sponsored by Fiji Water and NZ Natural Juice, Urban Family’s 2016 Halloween Party was held on October 30 at the hotel’s White Tiger restaurant. The event saw the participations of 15 families, who enjoyed afternoon tea, games, a forest adventure and a lucky draw. In addition to the Halloween mask games, attendees experienced animal theater and a raffle sponsored by Chimelong Hotel with 10 buffet vouchers, as well as an excursion into the hotel’s animal island.

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That’s Appreciation Party at Happy Monk Professionals in the PRD gathered in the Happy Monk on November 16, socializing on the patio at the Guangzhou institution’s Happy Valley location. Invitees dined on an array of finger food, from delicious cheese sticks and chocolate cup cakes to healthy fresh fruits.

2016 International Vertical Marathon Elite Championship (Supported by ) On the final weekend of October, the first Elite Championship of AsianOceanian Vertical Marathon Association came to a successful end. Window of Canton witnessed over 400 athletes from all over the world participating in the race on October 30, conquering the 1,129-step, 43-floor, 208-meter-high skyscraper. Cindy Reid, a fitness instructor from Hong Kong, won the women’s group with a time of eight minutes and 0.7 seconds, while Italian racer Fabio Ruga came in first place in the men’s group, finishing in six minutes and 0.1 seconds.

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In concert with the Consulate General of France in Guangzhou, the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China held its annual Beaujolais Nouveau celebration. A day dedicated to the young wine is celebrated in France every year on the third Thursday in November. Taking place on November 17 at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich, the event saw over 600 invited guests taking part in a convivial evening. Attendees relished a buffet of traditional French food.

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n the evening of October 27, Shark Sea World held a VIP dinner for select guests. The dinner featured exquisite Mediterranean dishes paired with excellent wines. With such gourmet delights on offer, it was not surprise that everyone enjoyed a delightful evening.

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press conference for Bangkok Airways was held at Guangzhou Marriott Hotel Tianhe on November 8, announcing the launch of direct flights from Guangzhou to Ko Samui in Thailand. From January 21 on, passengers can easily reach sandy beaches, coral reef and coconut trees.

o-hosted by Sun Yat-sen University, the 4th Foundation for Australian Studies in China (FASIC) Conference was held at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich on the evening of November 17. The occasion brought together scholars and students who showcased their research on Australia.

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hinese fashion promoter Liber China held its International Fashion Week at Winter Plaza in GT Land Plaza on November 8. Laying great stress on originality, it includes a fashion show and a design contest, both functioning as platforms for fashion design talents and creatives.

ellaire International Clinic recently announced the grand opening of its Zhujiang New Town center, making it the brand’s flagship in Guangzhou. Comprising highly experienced doctors, the brand-new center will be providing professional services in many medical specialties.

ponsored by The Canton Place – and supported by the Consulate General of France in Guangzhou – the 2016 Music of the World Season has been illuminating The Canton Place with global beats for the past two months and came to a successful end this December.

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drink Spice Up the Holidays

Gather your friends around a steaming homemade hot pot this winter

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HOMECOOKING

Want to see Chef Mattias Riccardo Bregoli in action? Scan the QR code below and follow along as this juicy picanha roast is prepared right before your eyes. Visit thatsmags.com for more Home Cooking videos!

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ow that a decent oven costs less than RMB1,000 on Taobao, aspiring chefs have little excuse for avoiding the roasts, bakes and cakes that many of us left on the other side of the ocean. This month we’re bringing you a Brazilian recipe so simple, your hardest task will be tracking down the ingredients, in particular the picanha, or rump cover (though Metro usually stocks it). The key to giving it that Latin flavor is all in the spices, so don’t skimp on the seasonings.

Ingredients 1kg of rump cover (picanha) 6 cloves of crushed garlic 1 red onion, sliced Paprika powder Chili powder Black pepper Sea salt Extra virgin olive oil

Method 1. Make incisions across the whole picanha a few centimeters apart. 2. Lightly sprinkle the picanha with the powdered ingredients, salt and black pepper, before applying a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil over the surface and massaging it in. Repeat the process for the other side. 3. Place half the red onion and garlic in a pan, then add the meat and cover with the other half of the onion and garlic. 4. Place the pan in the refrigerator and allow the picanha to marinate for 24 hours. 5. Remove the beef from the pan, separating it from the garlic and onions. 6. Preheat a nonstick grill pan before grilling the picanha on all sides, reaching a solid brown color. 7. Place the meat in an oven set at 180 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes per kilogram. 8. Remove the picanha from the oven and allow it to rest for 10 minutes before serving. This recipe is courtesy of Chef Mattias Riccardo Bregoli at Shark Futian, Shop 133, Block B, Coco Park, Fuhua Lu, Futian District, Shenzhen 深圳市福田区福华路购物公园B区 133号 (0755-8203 1999)

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Cocktail

We’re digging:

Long Island Iced Tea

the tender, silky steaks that will soon be cooking at Morton’s Grille in International Grand City mall; The Scientist Coffee’s experimental cups of jet-black joe; getting our fill of craft beer at Oi in Kecun and Church Key on Qiyi Lu (near Beijing Lu); playing meta tagging games at Xingsheng Lu’s new #Hashtag bar; hanging just outside Gravity on the fourth floor of Party Pier; a less-crowded Happy Monk once its fourth branch opens early this month.

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It’s no secret that Long Island iced teas pack a punch. We’re all familiar with the drink’s ability to lead to a great time at night and a missing cellphone in the morning. The solution? Drink at home! Gather up these rather easyto-find ingredients, call your friends over and get sloshed at your place. If your iPhone is missing in the morning, check between the couch cushions.

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1/2 oz vodka 1/2 oz rum 1/2 oz gin 1/2 oz tequila 1/2 oz triple sec 1/2 oz sweet and sour mix (fresh lemon juice can be used) 1 lemon wedge Cola (to top up the glass)

1. Mix vodka, rum, gin, tequila, triple sec and the sweet and sour mix together over ice in a glass. 2. Give the mixture one brisk shake in a shaker. 3. Strain into a chilled collins glass filled with ice. 4. Add a splash of cola and garnish with a lemon slice.

Oldie but Goodie

Small Luxury Kitchen & Bar

the endangered sharks in tanks at Xingsheng Lu’s third-floor One Club; new burrito shop Bread and Butter’s assembly line of wilted veggies; the randomness of Mad Fish’s new menu – the mussels are lick-your-fingers-delicious, but the mussel-quiche-croissant concept is a bit maddening.

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Housed in a matte black shop across from The Paddy Field on Huale Lu, Small Luxury Kitchen & Bar resembles the kind of chic Italian restaurant you’d spot in an alleyway halfway up Hong Kong’s Central-Mid-Levels Escalator. Inside, rich magenta and azure tones absorb just enough light to create a romantic nook that’s great for impressing a date or entertaining demanding relatives. Set lunches are served promptly and feature your choice of soup, pasta or salad (RMB48) along with dessert for an extra RMB20. Set dinners, though pricier, give you more bang for your buck. We’re referring to the RMB338 set for two, which includes homemade soup, your choice cut of buttery steak (cooked medium-rare), grilled vegetables with olive oil, beef risotto and two glasses of imported moscato. Three varieties of salts – including the world’s most expensive, ‘Amethyst bamboo 9x’ – are served alongside

the delicate fare, enhancing the natural flavor of each ingredient. We’re most impressed with the professional wait staff and the overall vibe – you won’t be able to hear the conversation of those sitting next to you, which is a very welcome departure from the norm here in Guangzhou. Shop D, 35 Huale Lu, Yuexiu District 越秀区华乐路35 号D铺 (8371 7835)


Silk Road Gold

Sichuan Peppercorn Sichuan peppercorns are not merely ‘pungent.’ In the words of American food scientist Harold McGee, they “produce a strange, tingling, buzzing, numbing sensation that is something like the effect of carbonated drinks or of a mild electric current (like touching the terminals of a 9-volt battery to the tongue).” If you’ve ever accidentally chomped down on one of the tiny red beads, you know the feeling. According to McGee, the compound ‘sanschool’ found in Sichuan peppercorns acts on several different kinds of nerve endings at once, inducing sensitivity in places that are not used to stimulation. General neurological confusion follows, manifesting itself as that unmistakable tingling sensation on the tongue.

In Chinese cuisine, ‘dried prickly ash’ – as it’s better known in the West – is typically used in conjunction with star anise and ginger, and finds its way into countless Sichuan dishes like mala (麻辣) hot pot. Abroad, innovative chefs use the numbing peppercorns to make cocktail syrup, infused honey, spicy marinade and even baked goods with a kick. In Guangzhou, craft beer bar Bravo has incorporated the peppercorns into a zesty prickly ash ice cream! Want to get your hands on this electrifying spice? You can purchase Sichuan peppercorns at any Aeon store (look for a small bag labeled ‘Pricklyash Peel’), in Chinese supermarkets and on Tmall by searching Sichuan huajiao (四川花椒).

The Niubi Chef

Sichuan Dry-Fried Green Beans 干煸四季豆 Potent and delicious, Sichuan dry-fried green beans rank up there with mapo doufu when it comes to dishes worth mastering while you’re here in China. This recipe broils the beans instead of deep-frying, leaving them more vibrant and juicy when cooked. Be sure to discard all shiny black seeds and stems before using the Sichuan peppercorn, and feel free to substitute minced kimchi and capers for the Sichuan preserved mustard if you don’t happen to have a jar lying around. You can also purchase some at any Chinese supermarket under the name Sichuan zhacai (四川榨菜).

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1 tsp toasted whole Sichuan peppercorns 3 tbsp vegetable or canola oil 6 whole dried small hot chilies 4 medium cloves garlic, minced 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger 3 scallions, white and pale green parts only, thinly sliced 3 tbsp finely minced whole or shredded Sichuan preserved mustard stems (四川榨菜) 1lb (0.45kg) green beans, trimmed Kosher salt Freshly ground white or black pepper 2 tsp sugar

1. Crush half of the Sichuan peppercorns into a rough powder. 2. In a medium skillet, heat two tablespoons oil, remaining whole Sichuan peppercorns and dried chilies over mediumlow heat, stirring frequently, until sizzling and aromatic (about two minutes). 3. Add garlic, ginger, scallions and mustard root, stirring until aromatic (about one minute). Remove from heat and set aside. 4. Adjust rack in oven to as close as possible to broiler and preheat to high. In a large bowl, toss green beans with one tablespoon of oil and season with salt and pepper. 5. Arrange in a single layer on a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet or broiler pan. Broil until beans are blistered and very lightly charred (two to five minutes depending on strength of broiler). Return beans to bowl. 6. Using a spatula, transfer Sichuan peppercorn mixture to a bowl with the beans. Add sugar and remaining crushed peppercorns. Toss to coat the beans thoroughly in the mixture and season to taste with more salt and pepper if desired. Serve immediately.

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Hot Stuff Text by Jocelyn Richards and Tristin Zhang, photos by Claire Zheng

Hot pot: the one Chinese food all foreigners can agree to love. This month, we’re introducing four classic varieties and sharing a few cooking tips so you can partake in some steamy DIY action at home this winter. SPICY SICHUAN Numbing peppercorns? Excruciatingly hot chilies? Yes please. Sichuan – or Chongqing – hot pot is easily number one in our hearts, and it’s a good thing too, because the broth is damn difficult to make. Start by frying four cloves of garlic in peanut oil (you can do this directly in your hot pot) and then add dried chili peppers, a spoonful of Sichuan peppercorns (四川花椒), large scallions, Sichuan bean paste (四川豆酱), star anise, fennel seeds, a piece of rock sugar, ginger and salt. Add in filtered water gradually and, if the mixture isn’t as potent as you’d like, toss in half a pack of pre-made Sichuan hot pot mix, which generally contains soy sauce, bean paste, animal fat and spices. Once your broth is bubbling nicely, consider adding another spoonful of Sichuan chili powder and salt to taste. As with Beijing mutton, you can pretty much dip whatever you want into Sichuan hot pot without affecting the overall flavor of the broth.

For a dipping sauce, use sesame oil (not paste), minced garlic, chopped coriander, scallions and chili peppers. A pinch of MSG and salt will elevate your dip to niubi status.

AMBITIOUS COOKS SHOP HERE: wet markets and Aeon’s spice and hot pot aisles. LAZY FOODIES EAT HERE: GZ: Sifang Jiuge Chongqing Hot Pot, 2/F, Yi’an Plaza, Jianshe Liu Malu, Yuexiu District 越秀区建设六马路宜安广场二 楼, 四方九格重庆火锅 (020-3881 5762) SZ: Chongqing Yuwei Xiaoyu Hot Pot (featured in the documentary A Bite of China), Shop 2-A, West area, Xiangmihu Dujia Cun, Futian District, 福田区香蜜湖度假村西面南侧2-A, 重庆渝味晓宇火锅 (0755-2399 0096, 0755-2399 7658)

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BEIJING MUTTON Ah, old Beijing mutton: northern China’s soothing, foodbaby-inducing hot pot. The broth is generally clear and seasoned with sheep bone stock, but you can get by with storebought bone broth (in the hot pot aisle) or chicken stock and some shallots, ginger, mushrooms, Chinese red dates and goji berries in boiled water. The quality of the lamb will make or break this dish – look for prime cuts of finely sliced lamb sourced from northern China (anything from Xinjiang or Inner Mongolia should do the trick). You can find pre-sliced, frozen meat for hot pot in most Chinese supermarkets. In terms of ingredients to dip, Beijing mutton is probably one of the more forgiving broths. Feel free to toss in greens like spinach or bok choy, beef, daikon, tofu, winter melon, noodles and vermicelli. As a general rule, meat, tofu and root vegetables are cooked first and leafy greens last to preserve the flavor of the broth.

For your dipping sauce, combine sesame paste, scallions, minced garlic, sliced red chili peppers (to taste), coriander and a touch of soy sauce. AMBITIOUS COOKS SHOP HERE: any supermarket, wet market or at a local butcher to find high-quality lamb and bone broth. LAZY FOODIES EAT HERE: true foodies would fly to Beijing to taste the real thing, but if they had to eat in the PRD, they’d go here: GZ: Old Beijing Mutton Hot Pot, Shop 271-282, 2/F, Zhongren Shangye Cheng, Shahe Lu, Tianhe District 天河区沙 和路中人商业城2楼271-282号老北京涮羊肉(沙和路店) SZ: Leyan Lao Beijing Tong Hot Pot, 105 Pengsheng Nianhua, Meishi Jie, Bagua Yi Lu, Futian District 福田区八卦一路美食街鹏 盛年华105号, 乐宴老北京铜火锅 (0755-2546 6465, 0755-2593 5148)

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CHAOSHAN BEEF Chaoshan, an area in southeastern Guangdong, is famous for its characteristic beef hot pot that became popular in the 1940s for its freshness and farm-to-table beef. A rich shacha dipping sauce – made of shrimp, brill, garlic and soybean oil – is also a key element in the meal. The texture of meat from various parts of a cow tastes significantly different, so head to your local butcher to see if you can get your hands on some chuck steak, which covers the area from the neck to the ribs and is considered to be the best for hot pot. On top of fresh, thinly sliced beef, meatballs are another irreplaceable element of classic Chaoshan hot pot. Beef balls produced in this area are made by striking the meat into a fine paste using a club and then shaping the paste by hand. Traditionally, only a few types of vegetables are consumed alongside, including daikon, lettuce and corn.

While some prefer pure water for the broth to taste the original flavor of beef, others like to spice it up by adding cloves of garlic and chopped scallion.

AMBITIOUS COOKS SHOP HERE: Tiyu Xi Hengjie in Tianhe District or other wet markets. You can purchase shacha dipping sauce (沙 茶酱) at any supermarket – look for the brand ‘Bullhead.’ LAZY FOODIES EAT HERE: GZ: Huangniu Hotpot, 119 Shuiyin Lu, Yuexiu District 越秀区水荫路119号, 皇牛火锅 (020-3763 5228) SZ: Yuan Niu Dao, 2/F, Haiwang Yinhe Bldg, Keji Zhong San Lu, Nanshan District 南山区科技中三路海王银河大厦2楼,原牛道牛肉火锅( 海王银河店) (0755-2267 0471)

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COCONUT CHICKEN Though not a classic variety of hot pot by strict mainland standards, coconut chicken is delicious any time of the year and is enjoyed all the way from China’s southernmost tip to the northern city of Harbin. What makes the broth so popular is, of course, coconut water, which gives a sweet, juicy taste to anything you toss into the pot. To make the broth, we recommend you fill the pot with an equal amount of filtered water and coconut water, several slices of coconut meat and bony chicken cuts. Popular ingredients to cook inside include Chinese cabbage, squid balls, bamboo fungus (竹笙), enokitake (a type of mushroom), Chinese yams, tofu sheets, lotus root and water chestnuts.

Don’t skimp on your dipping sauce – great coconut chicken hot pot relies on a peppy side sauce, which you can make yourself using diced scallions, ‘facing heaven pepper’ (指 天椒), mashed galangal (沙姜), soy bean sauce, chopped red chilies, crushed peanuts and lime. You can also add coriander and garlic to your liking. AMBITIOUS COOKS SHOP HERE: any wet market – just ask for Hainan or Wenchang chicken. LAZY FOODIES EAT HERE: GZ: Fengyuan Yezhen Coconut Chicken Restaurant, 34 Tianhe Nan Er Lu, Tianhe District 天河区天河南二路34号, 凤园 椰珍椰子鸡主题餐厅 (020-8550 9397) SZ: Runyuan Siji Yezi Ji, 4/F, eastern market at the intersection of Xiangshan Dong Jie and Shantou Jie, Nanshan District 南山区香山东街与汕头街交界处东 部市场4楼, 润园四季椰子鸡 (0755-2912 8886, 0755-8268 7799)

You can buy a hot pot at your local supermarket or on baopals.com (try Super, Joyoung or Midea brands) for RMB100-200. Spicy and plain mixes for broth are also available at most supermarkets, just ask for huoguo di liao ‘火锅底料.’ Finally, if you want to enjoy hot pot at home but are too lazy to make it yourself, order in! Authentic Chaoshan Beef Hot Pot, available on Mazing app, delivers a pot, ingredients and broth to your door and picks everything up the next day, saving you valuable time and a greasy cleanup job. www . th a ts m a gs . co m | D e c e m b e r 2 0 1 6 | gz | 6 5


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Apf. Kafe Bare Necessities

Text and photos by Jocelyn Richards

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sually when we label a new establishment ‘hard to find,’ it’s with a puff of frustration (slash exhaustion) after walking in circles for 5 kilometers, but that was hardly the case with Apf. Kafe. The 10-minute journey from Tianhe Sports Center Metro Station Exit B takes one left and then straight for a few minutes before snaking right down an inconspicuous alleyway shaded by a canopy of green. Follow your GPS closely – like you’re playing a video game – as it’s easy to make a wrong turn and end up outside locked iron gates. The serene walk puts one in a reflective, pre-cafechill-out kind of mood, and it’s reassuring to spot the crisp white exterior of Apf. Kafe immediately upon emerging from the shadowed path. A menu featuring just eight beverages is listed above the front counter. Caffeinated options include espresso-based and filtered varieties, while lemonade (RMB36) and Melbourne’s rich Mörk hot chocolate (RMB38-40), served hot or iced, suit non-coffee drinkers. The spacious, northward-facing cafe offers secluded clusters of chairs that would normally grant a feeling of privacy if it weren’t for the dozens of young girls

snapping selfies. Their eagerness is understandable: pretty much every subject looks satisfyingly ‘artsy’ in pictures set against a minimalist design that took 14 months to construct. “I wanted something simple and clean,” says 22-year-old proprietor Peter Fong, after whom Atelier Peter Fong (Apf.) Kafe is named. “This is a Scandinavian-inspired design… it’s a style I settled on after traveling to coffee shops all over the world.” A separate studio next door will soon open as a co-working space for the public, featuring Wi-Fi that has certain, er, perks we probably shouldn’t put in writing. To really taste the quality of the coffee (because you are paying a lot so might as well appreciate the difference), start with a pour over (RMB38) and your choice of single-origin beans, all of which are roasted by Seven Seeds in Australia. We tried a medium variety from a producer in Cauca, Colombia, that was extremely aromatic but a little sour. Thankfully, the shop also serves tasty croissants (RMB30) from Perma bakery, so we could balance our acidic brew with something sweet. Served in an insulated clay pitcher, the coffee comes with a card that lists its origin, process and producer, as well as a useful graph depicting its flavor composition. Even if you’re not that into coffee, it’s fun to learn exactly what you’re drinking, what it’s supposed to taste like and where it comes from. Since Apf. Kafe only offers light and medium roasts (in line with the trend in Australia), those seeking dark, fullbodied brews should head elsewhere. As for us, we’ll be stopping back on weekday mornings this winter to avoid crowds and cozy up to the enveloping aroma of freshly ground, specialty coffee. Price: RMB65 Who’s going: fans of Australian coffee culture Good for: Wi-Fi that scales walls, tracing the origin of your coffee G/F, 42 Huakang Jie, Tianhe District 天河区华 康街42号地铺 (3855 1184)

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Wantok

Brewed Awakening Text and photos by Tristin Zhang

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s a boy growing up in Papua New Guinea, Alex Chow spent the bulk of his childhood sifting through coffee beans at his family’s wholesale business, never imagining he would one day open a shop of his own. Today, Chow is the proud proprietor of Wantok, a cafe that is bringing the agreeable tastes of premium coffee – and especially beans grown in Papua New Guinea – to Guangzhou. Pristine and eye-catching, the white, wood-framed cafe sits on Tianhe Nan Yi Lu, right across the street from Parc Central, making it convenient but also cozy, set away from the commotion of the mall. On its chalkboard menus, a selection of filtered, cold brew and espresso-based varieties like mocha and cappuccino greet patrons. Handmade and cold brew coffees sell at RMB40 while prices of other caffeinated drinks differ by size: a 4-ounce espresso is RMB18; a 12-ounce mocha is RMB25. Teas

(RMB20), fresh juice (RMB30), milkshakes (RMB32) and smoothies (RMB32) have also been scribbled in powdery white. The house specialty is premium filtered Papua New Guinea coffee. Try Wantok’s P.N.G peaberry Kimel (RMB40), which is mild tasting with buttery notes and a clean aftertaste. Pair it with the New York cheesecake (RMB28) garnished with Cape gooseberries, which owes its impeccable taste from an experienced baker who supplies all of Wantok’s pastries and cakes. The undoubted brain behind this small operation is the man working behind the counter and preparing your coffee: Chow. After moving to Australia, his passion led him to work in a number of different cafes where he learned the ins and outs of the barista trade and became an expert on premium coffees. Now, he’s looking to turn Wantok into a haven for some of the best coffees on earth, and plans to bring in a wider selec-

tion of beans in the near future. If you’re in the area, drop by, grab a seat outside and see what’s new and brewing at Chow’s little coffee shop.

Price: RMB60 Who’s going: discerning caffeine addicts Good for: premium filtered coffee, a leisurely break from Tiyu Xi Lu 48 Tianhe Nan Yi Lu, Tianhe District 天河区天河南一 路48号 (8516 2397)

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La Vita è Bella Budding Beauty

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merging from his kitchen in an oversized black T-shirt, visible tattoos and a buzz cut to boot, Simone Villa isn’t your average Michelin chef. He’s grinning almost uncontrollably when we first lock eyes, and proudly invites us to take a seat in his restaurant – a venture that had never so much as crossed his mind until recently, when he met his wife Grace. Love does that sometimes. Raised in Parma, Italy, Villa worked alongside Michelin star chef Gualtiero Marchesi – the man considered to be the founder of modern Italian cuisine – at polished hillside hotel Cavallino Bianco early on in his career. His humble enthusiasm for the culinary arts later brought him to Barcelona, Germany, Yangzhou, Shanghai and, finally, Guangzhou, where he tends to La Vita è Bella, set beside Oakwood Premier Guangzhou. The menu reads much as one would expect from a top chef: there’s an Italian Caprese salad (RMB48) not merely ‘with basil,’ but ‘with basil emulsion’; and chic

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desserts like the poached pear in red wine and balsamic vinegar (RMB48) and crepes with mascarpone cheese sauce, orange and brandy (RMB38). As dainty as the menu and place settings are, however, the ambiance falls short, with office-like chairs, pesky mosquitoes and overeager faux foliage detracting from an otherwise refined feel. The Caprese, though fresh and adorned with a sprig of lavender, has five slices of tomato and only four pieces of mozzarella. Intentional or not, it’s never fun to consume a tomato plain. One should at least err on the side of more cheese, right? Our misgivings fade away with the next dish: imported seared red tuna on black sesame crust (RMB78), perfectly cooked and served over sweet romaine with just enough balsamic and lemon dressing to keep each bite interesting. If you visit, consider it a must-order. A well-presented but lamentably averagetasting clam linguine (RMB78) follows, only to be swiftly transferred to a take-out container to make room for our preferred order:

a homemade Italian sausage and mushroom pizza (RMB108). We just can’t say no to a grease-free, thin-crust pie topped with fresh tomato puree. Larger chunks of sausage would be welcome, however. Pricy mains like the Australian Angus grilled rib eye (RMB238) are probably delicious but will do undue damage on your wallet. As a party of two, we are more than satisfied with a pair of appetizers, a pasta dish and one pizza. Add in a few glasses of wine (the menu includes recommendations to pair with certain dishes) and tiramisu (RMB48), and it’s sure to be a pleasant evening. Price: RMB150 Who’s going: US Consulate staff, Italian expats Good for: delicious seared red tuna, chatting with a Michelin chef

Shop 102, 7-9 Tiyu Dong Huang Jie (next to Oakwood), Tianhe District 天河区体育东横街7-9号102 铺 (8526 6226)


Royal Vision A Noble Attempt Text and photos by Mabel Weng

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ith its eccentric decor and assortment of different cuisines, Royal Vision is the place to go if you are bored of authentic Italian cafes and are looking for something a bit more ‘inter-

esting.’ From its large signage to the Indian waiter promoting a random display of ‘classic Italian’ motorcycles by the entrance, anyone walking down the busy street of Jianshe Liu Malu will notice this bizarre establishment. We’re not sure whether the place is attempting to capture bella Italia or going for a museum-esque concept, but the well-decorated interior with protected cases of European silverware, Italian motorcycles and chic European furniture definitely give diners an opportunity to capture Instagram-worthy photos. Apart from the decor, visitors may be easily confused about the type of cuisine this place serves. With curry chicken pizza (RMB68), seafood biryani (RMB88) and Indian tea (RMB20) on the menu, it’s easy to mistake it for an Indian restaurant – and that’s before remembering the Indian staff member standing at the door. Instead of having a menu brought to your table, diners can order at the counter. As recommended by the staff, we order the curry chicken pizza, avocado salad and mango sorbet. The waiter then throws in a complimentary slice of cheesecake, perhaps because we’re among the first to visit the newly opened shop. As far as pizzas go, Royal Vision takes a (very) creative approach to making its crust. Inspired by European pastries, the texture of the curry chicken pizza crust is similar to a puff pastry or French croissant. The taste is as phony Western as anything in a local Chinese bakery. The interesting combination of avocado salad (RMB48) with wasabi-ranch dressing is also not a taste to welcome. The avocado slices are unripe and tough to eat, while the dressing leaves the unpleasant surprise of spicy wasabi. Moving on to more orderable options, the mango yogurt sorbet (RMB32) topped with whipped cream delivers on fruity flavors. Another dessert that’s not too bad is the cheesecake (RMB22): its blend of velvety filling and slightly crunchy crust reminds one of classic cheesecakes in America. All in all, this cafe’s attempt at Italian cuisine is not something to go for, but the venue has made a great effort to create its unique European-style atmosphere. Although the food isn’t quite there yet, the service is excellent, so we’ll give them points for trying. Price: RMB100 Who’s going: the owner’s friends, Italian motorcycle enthusiasts Good for: fancy dessert, photo ops

1/F, Yijian Dasha, 7 Jianshe Liu Malu, Yuexiu District 越秀区建设六马路7号一建大厦

Face Club

Up Close with Planning Director Momo Li By Tristin Zhang

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pening its first club on Taojin Lu back in 1997, Face Club was just a copycat, modeling itself on Hong Kong’s expatriate haunt for clubbing – Lan Kwai Fong. Over the course of almost 20 years, the team behind Face has strived to bring relatively novel concepts to Guangzhou’s nightlife and clubbing scene. Inviting legendary English DJ Paul Oakenfold to perform in China for the first time in 1999 and bringing about the concept of a ‘lounge bar’ in 2001, Face has indeed revolutionized the face of Guangzhou after midnight. 1. What is Face Club? Face opened its first club in Taojin in 1997, the year of the handover of Hong Kong, and introduced many new nightlife ideas in the following 10 years. People in their 30s will remember Dafei, Babyface and Richy, three of our brands that made a great impact on nightlife here in the PRD. In 2007, Babyface was ranked No. 42 among The World’s Most Popular Dance Clubs by DJ Mag, making us the very first Chinese club to be honored by DJ Mag in this category. 2. How is Face Club different from other clubs today? I think one evident distinction is that, while most clubs focus on giving shows and parties, we have a liking for EDM, which is also the center of our operation. Over the years we’ve tried to bring in the top 100 DJs named by DJ Mag. We have cooperated with major EDM festivals like Tomorrowland, Road to Ultra and Budweiser Storm. So we have a clear concept and expectation of what a great DJ is like. 3. What’s the average cost to spend a night in Face? That really depends. A lounge costs RMB3,000, a table RMB800, but the price of a brandy has already surpassed both. 4. What’s your clientele like? We’ve been trying to cultivate an upscale clientele and those who are drawn to the charm of electronic music. We are confident that we’ve established some kind of status in our customers’ minds, many of whom have said they’d never enjoyed EDM parties anywhere else the same way they have here. 466 Yanjiang Dong Lu, Yuexiu District 越秀区沿江东路466号 (6663 7666)

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Bad Temper Bar More Bark than Bite Text and photos by Jocelyn Richards

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e admit it: this place doesn’t have the coolest name – at least not in English. In Mandarin there’s this nifty play on words where the character for ‘beer’ (pi, 啤) has replaced part of the word for ‘temper’ (pi, 脾) because they happen to sound the same. But that’s irrelevant. All you care about is what Bad Temper Bar serves, so we’ll tell you. There’s actually a surprisingly broad selection, with high-end whiskey labels like the iconic Johnnie Walker Double Black (RMB48/ glass, RMB580/ bottle) and Macallan Amber (RMB1,080) up for grabs, which the bartender claims come from a dependable source (though who ever really knows). The snug bar also offers a fair collection of sparkling wines (RMB168-1,080) – but no red or white – and every popular brand of hard alcohol you could possibly recall after stumbling in around 3am (the place stays open as long as patrons desire, but the latest on record so far is 5am). As with all drinks at Bad Temper Bar, the best cocktails and imported bottled beers are not cheap – one drink will set you back RMB40-60. For brands like Mad Hatter or Saranac, you’re paying roughly USD7 for one bottle when you could get three for that price back home. The bar’s proprietor – a middle-aged man from Dongbei – is

not a stranger to the Jianshe neighborhood, having opened a successful barbecue restaurant down the street a few years ago. But while the concept of Bad Temper may not be quite as ill conceived as we first thought, it’s still hard to see the allure of a pub that blasts Maroon 5 at 7pm and sells imported beer for RMB50 a pop when we have a budget beer store right around the corner. In other words, there’s a reason Bad Temper Bar is always empty before 10pm – a time when desperation for booze starts to outweigh common sense. If you do decide to stop in but don’t find any beer you like, ask ‘Scody’ – the guy in charge of stocking imported beer – to keep an eye out for your favorite brand (that’s how we managed to add Saranac White IPA (RMB45) to the inventory). The amiable staff is more than willing to cater to the demands of an occasional expatriate visitor, and we can’t say the same for most other bars on Jianshe Liu. Price: RMB60 Who’s going: inebriated passersby, besties after a night out Good for: imported beer until 5am, cocktails to go

1/F, Yijian Dasha, 3 Jianshe Liu Malu, Yuexiu District 越秀区建设六马路3号一 建大厦1楼 (2209 0181)

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Han Plus Lounge Reveling Five Nights a Week By Tristin Zhang

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fter 10pm, Yangjiang Lu, along with some of Guangzhou’s most popular clubs and bars like the famous True Color, starts to come alive when office workers turn into partygoers, EDM maniacs and boozehounds. Han Plus Lounge stands out among them. When we say ‘stands out,’ we mean the club’s staff members were standing outside of the three-floor, purple-and-yellow premises, wearing chic black pants and white shirts, roping you into their party. Opening in September last year, Han throws five parties a week, rendering the club a sought-after venue or, in the words of its planning director Owen Jiang, “a paradise for Guangzhou’s party-goers.” When first starting the business, the venue copied wet parties from Taiwan before eventually developing unique themes of its own. “We throw parties particularly for expat students in Guangzhou because 60 percent of our clientele are foreigners,” explains Jiang, though we detect only six foreign faces on the night we visit. Prices for a private room start from RMB5,888 and go up to RMB10,000 for one large enough to fit 40 people, while a lounge costs RMB1,500 on weekdays. Yet, “the club sees a crowded party until 5 o’clock in the morning.” 241 Yangjiang Zhong Lu, Yuexiu District 越秀区沿江中路241号 (135 8058 3269)


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The Eating Table

New Menu, Fresh Concept By Mabel Weng

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nlike the quiet and restrictive setting you see at most Western restaurants in China, The Eating Table is a space for laughter, chatter and the clinking of glasses. Its use of an open concept design, complete with earthy tones and minimalistic decor, give guests a relaxing and comfortable dining experience. With room for 230 guests, it’s the perfect place to host your next gathering. From long tables that fit up to 66 people to round tables for four, the venue is able to accommodate groups of all sizes. Usually open to the public, The Eating Table’s bar area accommodates a maximum of 30 people when seated or 60 when standing, and can be rented out for private parties. Apart from the bar, there are also enclosed spaces for groups of six to 20 that offer privacy and an intimate dining experience. The signature truffle wedges (RMB35) are a great starter for families with children. Imported from Holland, the potatoes are first hand-cut to maintain freshness before being baked, paired with homemade truffle shavings and oil in creamy mayonnaise and seasoned deliciously with paprika and thyme. Another option for family gatherings is the signature roasted fresh chicken with citrus and rosemary (RMB168). Like a Thanksgiving turkey, the roasted chicken – which comes with a homemade sweet and sour sauce – is served whole, giving patrons the option to dig in with their hands (gloves are provided, of course). Another contender is the New Zealand live green-shell mussels (RMB128, RMB228) braised in white wine. Unlike the fishy

taste some mussels emit, these well-cooked morsels taste like the sea. So it came as no surprise when The Eating Table’s co-owner, Nicole, told us these mussels are served within seven days of arrival to maintain their freshness. Aside from its delicious appetizers and mains, the restaurant’s desserts are also to die for. The sizzling s’mores (RMB35), made with molten dark chocolate and almond crumbles, topped with toasted marshmallows and paired with a side of graham crackers, are comforting to the stomach. Although not eaten the traditional way, the taste of these s’mores bring back memories of friends and family huddled around a warm campfire, roasting marshmallows and telling ghost stories. For those who avoid the sugary stuff, try the signature baked souffle (RMB35). Mixed with passion fruit, the creamy custard gives off a light citrusy taste when paired with a blend of the fruit’s seeds in vanilla sauce. The Eating Table is a place to connect and build relationships; no matter their background, diners can bond over the delicious food and comfortable ambiance. From giving kids coloring placemats so parents can socialize, to providing projectors for business events, to the festive decorations and custom-made menu for celebrations, this venue has the space and amenities to fit any social occasion.

Shop 401, 4/F, GTLand Winter Mall, Zhujiang Dong Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District 天河区珠江东路高德置地冬广场4层 401铺 (8398 0860)

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Arbat 阿尔巴特俄罗斯&欧洲美食餐吧

WS Club 白帆

Sainte Maxime 紫色餐厅

Shop 103-104, No.7, Xingsheng Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District 珠江新城兴盛路7 号103-104铺 020-3703 3012 Shop 107-108, No.9 Xing- sheng Lu,Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District 珠江新城兴盛路9号 108铺 020-3802 0826

Mr.Pilot 飞行先生

Shop 123, No 31 Xingsheng Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District 珠江新城兴国路31号 123铺 020-3726 6913

馋太守

Shop G6, No.17 Xingsheng Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District 珠江新城兴盛路17号兴 盛汇G6铺 020-3847 9540 Shop G19, 11-17 Xing- guo Lu, Liede, Tianhe District 珠江新城兴盛路17号G19铺 020-3810 9300

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Shop 111-113, No.17 Xingsheng Lu, Zhujiang Shop 112, No 8 Xingsheng Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Xincheng, Tianhe District 珠江新城兴盛路7号 Tianhe District 珠江新城兴盛路8号112铺 111-113铺 020-3703 3837 020-3887 6166

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Vincent Italian Restaurant

G11, 11 Xingsheng Lu, Zhu- jiang Xincheng, Tianhe Shop 110, No 9 Xingsheng Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, District 珠江新城兴盛路17号G11铺 Tianhe District 珠江新城兴盛路9号110铺 020-3839 9949 020-3802 9909

Prince 王子吧

La Marina 拉玛莉娜

3 Tai Gu Cang, 124 Gexin Lu, Haizhu District 革新 路太古仓3号码头 020-3441 1250

Shop G20 No.11-17 Xingsheng Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District 珠江新城兴盛路11-17 号G20铺 020-3888 0805

The Sands金沙吧

廊桥Bridge

4 Tai Gu Cang, 124 Gexin Lu, Haizhu District 革新 路太古仓4号仓门口 020-8955 9102

Shop 1, No.131 Xingguo Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng 珠 江新城兴国路131号1铺 020-3828 3808


世外江湖

6F, Jiang Nan Fang, 252 Chang Gang Dong Lu 昌岗 东路252号江南坊6楼 020-8410 8708

意泰极

Port 3, Tai Gu Cang, 124 Gexin Lu 金沙路太古仓码头 3号仓 020-8318 0213

越爱里

Tai Gu Cang, 124, Gexin Lu 太古仓微电影文化广场隔 壁 131 3848 5816

云端料理

South Square, Tai Gu Cang, 124 Gexin Lu 革新路124 号太古仓码头南广场 181 2231 1683

Banana Tree 雨打芭蕉

Port 1, Tai Gu Cang, 124 Gexin Lu 革新路太古仓1号 码头微电影广场 183 2007 8581

Sleeping Wood 136 枕木136

1/F Yanjiang Dasha, No. 195 Yanjiang Zhong Lu, Yuexiu District 沿江中路195号沿江大厦1楼 020-8318 1198

The Paddy Field 田野西餐酒吧

Booth 1A, 1/F, Cen- tral Plaza, 38 Huale Lu, Yuexiu District 华乐路38号广怡大厦2楼 020-8360 1379

The Brew

Shop 10-11, Commercial Street 2, Hua Nan Bi Gui Yuan 番禺大道华南碧桂园碧华商业2街10-11号 020-3482 0401


Hollywood Film Music Orchestra Movie Scores

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Trace Bundy Gig Known to his fans as the ‘Acoustic Ninja’ for his legato and fingertapping skills, Colorado native Trace Bundy began his career at the age of 11 with videos on YouTube and Facebook, before signing with record label United Interests. Influenced by musicians such as David Wilcox, Ani Difranco and Phil Keaggy, the young talent is set to astonish Guangzhou with his intricate finger-picking arpeggios and multiple capos. Sat Dec 17, 7.30-9pm; RMB80 advanced order, RMB120 at the door. 191 Space, 191 Guangzhou Dadao Zhong, Yuexiu District 越秀区广州大 道中191号 (8737 9375)

Warm up your Christmas with cinematic greats at this year’s Hollywood Film Music Orchestra concert, where the American ensemble will whisk audiences away to Middle Earth, Peron’s Argentina and the deck of the Titanic. Music from some of history’s greatest cinematic hits such as Forrest Gump, Indiana Jones, Schindler’s List and The Sound of Music will be performed in conjunction with film clips for a fun audiovisual evening. Fri Dec 23, 8pm; RMB180-1,080. Xinghai Concert Hall, 33 Qingbo Lu, Ersha Island, Yuexiu District 越秀区二沙岛晴波路33号 (8735 8735, 8735 3869)

Shlomo Mintz Violin

All Shall Be Well Gig

Playing primarily instrumental, cinematic music, Dutch band All Shall Be Well look for unsuspected harmonies, creating music that’s highly associative and is often likened to poetic stories rather than songs. After releasing two albums, the band’s current project centers on interpreting classical composers, recreating their works with new arrangements, because in the end they know: all shall be well. Thu Dec 15, 8.30-10.30pm; RMB60 advanced order, RMB80 at the door. T:union, 361-365 Guangzhou Dadao Zhong, Yuexiu District 越秀区广州大道 中361-365号东方花苑首层 (3659 7623)

Israeli violist Shlomo Mintz has actively played with many an orchestra on the international scene. Beginning his career at the age of 11 as a soloist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, he was later mentored by prominent American violinist and conductor Isaac Stern. Mintz made his Carnegie Hall debut at only 16. As a conductor he has led numerous acclaimed orchestras, including the UK’s Royal Philharmonic, NHK Symphony of Japan and Israel Philharmonic. At Xinghai Concert Hall, Mintz will perform some of Bach’s greatest works. Fri and Sun Dec 16 and 18, 8pm; RMB100-880. Xinghai Concert Hall, 33 Qingbo Lu, Ersha Island, Yuexiu District 越秀区二沙岛晴波路33号 (8735 8735, 8735 3869)

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Haggard Neo-classical Metal

A German neo-classical metal musical group, Haggard was founded in 1989 as a death metal band. With all songs written by their brilliant vocalist and guitarist Asis Nasseri, Haggard combines classical and medieval music with metal elements. With more than 10 musicians comprising the group, the band released their first album in 1997 – And Thou Shalt Trust… the Seer – lauded as a melting pot of death metal, classical, folk and medieval music. Their second album, Awaking the Centuries, is about French astrologer Nostradamus, and their third album – Eppur Si Muove – is a tribute to Italian scholar Galileo Galilei. On New Year’s Day, Haggard will perform brilliant works from brand-new album Grimm in Guangzhou. Sun Jan 1; 8.30-10pm; RMB240 advanced order, RMB300 at the door; T:union, 361-365 Guangzhou Dadao Zhong, Yuexiu District 越秀区广州大道中361-365号 东方花苑首层 (3659 7623)

National Symphony Orchestra Classical

One of the oldest and most versatile orchestras working in Great Britain today, the National Symphony Orchestra is recognized for its ability to communicate and connect with audiences via virtuosity, commitment and passion. Founded in 1940, it surged to success in the 1980s, recording a dynamic range of genres: classical, film and TV scores, as well as West End and Broadway musicals. On the stage of Guangdong Performing Arts Center Theater, the orchestra will present a repertoire centered on Strauss. Tue Jan 3, 8pm; RMB80-1,280. Guangdong Performing Arts Center Theater, 1229 Guangzhou Dadao Zhong, Tianhe District 天河区广州大道中1229号 (en. damai.cn, 3720 6282)


Christmas Offer by The Market Café

Ribs Presents Molecular Cuisine Set

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Share festive cheer with loved ones this season with a specially prepared Christmas hamper. The Pastry Shop at The Market Café is offering tailor-made baskets filled with homemade cakes and pastries specially prepared by its pastry chefs. Takeaway turkeys coupled with Brussels sprouts and bacon, mashed potatoes, glazed chestnuts and turkey gravy for six will also be available for only RMB680. This is feasting made easy! Orders must be made two days in advance. The Market Café, Grand Hyatt Guangzhou, 12 Zhujiang Xi Lu, Tianhe District 天河区珠江西路 12号 (8550 8025)

Ribs restaurant at Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou will take Cantonese gourmet fans on a molecular gastronomy adventure led by visiting chef Dave Yu. A Hong Kong-based chef of three-starred Michelin restaurant Bo Innovation, Yu will present cutting-edge culinary techniques that blend modern science with centuryold recipes. With an eight-course set menu of molecular Chinese cuisine, one can expect nothing but an extraordinary dining experience in an American-style restaurant. Fri-Sat Dec 9-10, 7pm; RMB1,399 for an eight-course menu. Ribs, ShangriLa Hotel, Guangzhou, 1 Huizhan Dong Lu, Haizhu District 海珠区会展 东路1号 (8917 6498)

With sumptuous festive delicacies and bountiful international cuisines, The Open Kitchen offers a feast for the senses this Christmas. In addition to enjoying Angus beef sirloin, tenderloin, rib eye, short ribs, chuck meat, tri-tip meat, shank meat and a free flow of soft drinks and mulled wines, foodies can also interact with chefs at food stations. RMB688 for Angus beef buffet, available from Dec 24-25; RMB328 for Christmas buffet lunch on Dec 25; RMB288 on Dec 24. All prices are subject to 10 percent service charge and 6 percent VAT. The Open Kitchen, Langham Place, Guangzhou, 638 Xingang Dong Lu, Haizhu District 海珠 区新港东路638号 (8916 3327)

Christmas Promotion

A Gourmet Christmas Feast at Langham Buffet

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Happy Hour at Roof Top Bar Happy Hour Come explore the breathtaking view from Roof Top Bar at LN Hotel Five and enjoy an evening set meal featuring dim sum, tacos and two signature cocktails. All month daily, 5.30pm-midnight; RMB198 per person. Roof Top Bar, LN Hotel Five, 277 Yanjiang Lu, Yuexiu District 越秀区沿江路277号 (8931 0505)

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Burn the Floor Dance

VR Art – The Surrealistic Journey

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Magical Christmas Night Magic Show When American illusionist David Copperfield made a 7-ton jet disappear in front of live audiences and television viewers around the world back in 1981, people were mesmerized. This December in Guangzhou, you too can have such a surreal experience when renowned Singaporean magician and levitation master Lawrence Khong astounds you with his magic. Watch as he makes his assistant and daughter vanish, before summoning them back to the stage seconds later. It’s sure to be an exciting night, so don’t miss it! Tue-Wed Dec 27-28, 8pm; RMB180680. Friendship Theater, 696 Renmin Bei Lu, Yuexiu District 越秀区人民北路 696号 (www.juooo.com, 8666 8991)

National Theatre Live Shakespeare Series: Hamlet Live Broadcast

In an effort to make great stage plays accessible worldwide, National Theatre Live – launched in 2009 – screens productions by Great Britain’s National Theatre in movie theaters and opera houses all over the world. This month, the Guangzhou Opera House will get a taste of Hamlet. “To be, or not to be, that is the question.” When Benedict Cumberbatch decided to play the prince of Denmark, ten thousand theater tickets sold out in minutes. The Oscar nominee has been praised as “a fine Hamlet in a patchy, occasionally puerile production” by Quentin Letts of the Daily Mail. Sat Dec 24, 2pm; RMB160. Experimental Theatre, Guangzhou Opera House, 1 Zhujiang Xi Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District 天 河区珠江新城珠江西路1号广州大剧院 (3839 2888)

A truly magnificent dance show bringing together waltz, cha-cha, samba and many other varieties, Burn the Floor is a must-see show to warm up for an exciting New Year. Since 1997, it has been performed in over 130 countries, including on Broadway and the West End. Crafted by Australian choreographer Jason Gikison, its new production pushes dance boundaries into new territory and is bound to fire up the city this December. Fri-Sun Dec 23-25, 2.30pm/8pm; RMB180-880. Guangzhou Opera House, 1 Zhujiang Xi Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District 天河区珠江新城珠江西路1号 广州大剧院 (3839 2888)

Flamencura by Paco Pena Flamenco Dance Company

Flamenco

Virtual reality is very much in vogue now – shooting and racing games are just two of the countless amusements that are taking advantage of this cutting-edge technology. A spokesperson of Alibaba recently claimed customers will soon be able to shop in ‘Buy+VR’ stores, which will allow users to browse real stores thousands of miles from home. And then there’s Google’s Tilt Brush, which has made 3D painting a reality. Want to learn more about how VR is changing the world? Come to the first VR-themed exhibition in Guangzhou that will feature the futuristic ideas of 10 different artists. Daily until Dec 13, 2-6.30pm; free entry. Art23 Contemporary Art Gallery, 23 Qiming San Malu, Yuexiu District 越秀区启明三马路23号 (2813 0144, art23gz@136.com)

Rippling in Resonance

Exhibition A true master of his craft, Spanish composer and guitarist Paco Pena is widely considered to be the creme de la creme of flamenco dance. The brainchild of Pena, Paca Pena Flamenco Dance Company has taken flamenco to the realm of musical theater and brought Pena’s opuses to audiences the world over. Come to the Guangzhou Opera House and see Paco Pena Flamenco Dance Company perform the acclaimed dance Flamencura. Fri-Sat Jan 6-7, 8pm; RMB180-1,280. Guangzhou Opera House, 1 Zhujiang Xi Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District 天河区珠江新城珠江西路广州大剧院 (3839 2888)

Love Song: Rhyme for You Drama

Founded in 1997 by a passionate bunch of thespians, drama scholars and playwrights based in Taiwan, Creative Society has consistently tried their hands at a number of different aesthetic styles and theater presentations while preserving original scripts. Creative Society’s stage oeuvre and winner of the Taipei Literature Award, Love Song: Rhyme for You, tells a story of how two strangers – a playwright trying to commit suicide and a mysterious passerby – delve into conversation about the abnormal works created by the playwright. Fri-Sat Dec 16-17, 8pm; RMB180-380. Experimental Theatre, Guangzhou Opera House, 1 Zhujiang Xi Lu, Tianhe District 天河区珠江新城珠江西路1号 (3839 2888)

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Over thousands of years and through constant cultural exchange, Korea and China have managed to favorably impact each other’s development. In this exhibition, audiences can enjoy a close look at both the distinct and shared traits of Korean and Chinese artwork. Korean artist Kim Jisoo uses ‘hanji,’ a traditional Korean paper, to expresses Korea’s traditional beauty in a very modern way, while Chinese artist Shi Peiyong utilizes Chinese silk to convey Chinese aesthetics in a creative manner. Tue-Sun until Dec 12, 10am-10pm; free entry. Kui Yuan Gallery, 9 Xuguyuan Lu, Yuexiu District 越秀区 恤孤院路9号 (8765 9746)


Terry Fox Run Charity Event

Homestay for Foreign Students Recruiting

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Vegetarian Music Mash-Up Festival What do vegetarian cuisine and music have in common? Well, they’re both enjoyed by people all over the world, no matter their nationality, gender, age or background. This December, venture into the second annual Vegetarian Music Mash-Up carnival that’s brimming with innovative and futuristic designs. Come drink, dance and drum and enjoy performances by visiting international DJs, musicians, dancers, rappers and more. Vegetarian food stands will offer a nutritious boost so you can stay locked in party mode all night long. Sat-Mon Dec 31-Jan 2, 6-10pm (Add 风小孩快乐星球 on WeChat for follow-up information). Yangcheng Creative Industrial Park, 309-315 Huangpu Dadao Zhong, Tianhe District 天河区黄埔大道中309-315号 羊城创意产业园 (WeChat ID to purchase tickets: 风小孩快乐星球)

Organized by Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Southern China Representative Office and Luhu Golf and Country Club, the Terry Fox Run – the largest single-day fundraising event for cancer research worldwide – will take place at the Guangzhou Luhu Golf Driving Range. This annual charity event aims to raise funds for local cancer research. Sat Dec 10, 8am; RMB99. Guangzhou Luhu Golf Club. For route and other information, please visit www.terryfox.org.

Officially founded in 1948, AIESEC was created with the mission to “expand the understanding of a nation by expanding the understanding of individuals.” Explore China is a non-profit project that selects a group of foreigners to visit Guangzhou and experience everyday life in the southern metropolis. Volunteers willing to host foreigners are expected to provide a bed, one meal every day, Internet access and a warm, accepting attitude. Until Jan 2. For more information, please contact Sally at sally1996.lee@gmail.com.

BSG Pre-Christmas Performance Choir and

Orchestra

Countdown Party at The Roof Bar New Year

Countdown

The British School of Guangzhou’s choirs and orchestra are halfway through their Christmas schedule, with the final performance set to take place in Taikoo Hui Mall on December 11. The school welcomes all families and friends of students as well as the greater Guangzhou community to join in their festive carols before the holiday season officially begins. Sun Dec 11, 2pm; free entry. Taikoo Hui, 383 Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District 天河 区天河路383号太古汇

What’s more exciting than celebrating the arrival of 2017 from one of the city’s highest rooftop bars? Perched on the 70th floor of Park Hyatt Guangzhou, The Roof Bar boasts a breathtaking view of Guangzhou that’s perfect for a countdown party on New Year’s Eve. Sat Dec 31, 8pm-2am; RMB1,000 and up per table plus 15 percent service tax. The Roof Bar, Park Hyatt Guangzhou, 16 Huaxia Lu, Tianhe District 天河区华夏路16号 (3769 1234)

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HONG KONG & MACAU CALENDAR DECEMBER 1-14 THU-WED

Hong Kong French Film Festival, various times; various venues. Check details at hkfrenchfilmfestival.com Every year, the Alliance Française de Hong Kong takes the challenge of bringing you the latest and very best of French Cinema. The festival always promotes and accompanies the evolution of French cinema, from the prominent and influential new wave period until today. Each festival is a new challenge for the team to bring you the continuing renewal and invigorating diversity of French cinema, from first works to multi-awarded movies, making the program accessible and truly representative of what French cinema is today.

DECEMBER 8-January 1 THU-SUN

Wicked, various times; HKD4451,095. The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts-Lyric Theatre (www. hkticketing.com) Wicked has captivated 50 million theater goers of all ages, and is already one of Broadway and the West End’s most celebrated, spectacular and successful musicals of all time. Discover a colorful fantasy world of wizards, witches, sorcery and magic and experience in an enchanting story of two unlikely friends – the blonde and popular Glinda and the

December 3 Sat

green-skinned outcast, Elphaba. Don’t miss this incredible original production, as it flies into Hong Kong for a special limited engagement.

DECEMBER 4 & 11 SUN

The 15th Classics For Kids Christmas Concert, 2.15/5pm; HKD295. The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre (www.hkticketing.com) This is the most interactive and fun classical music concert in Hong Kong tailor-made for young children. Children get to have close encounters with the orchestra and learn about different instruments and musical concepts, so that they can be inspired and fall in love with classical music.

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IU Concert 24 Steps in Hong Kong, 8.15pm; HKD680-1,480. Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre-Hall

Running for 35 years (pun intended), the Macau Galaxy Entertainment International Marathon encourages runners from various cultural backgrounds to join in the competition. Runners have the option of participating in the mini marathon (5.5km), half marathon (21.0975km) or full marathon (42.195km).

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Park Bo-gum Asia Tour Fan Meeting in Hong Kong Park Bo-gum, 6pm; HKD680-1,380. AsiaWorld-Expo-Arena (www.hkticketing.com) Park Bo-gum, one of the most famous South Korea male actors, will hold a fan meet up on December 17 at the Arena. Park will share stories with fans as well as interact with the audience.

Step On My Stage, 2.45pm; HKD180 for adult, HKD95 for students and children. The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Drama Theatre (www. hkticketing.com)

specific programs, visit www.iffamacao.com (www.macauticket.com) The International Film Festival and Awards encourages the use of art as a tool to stimulate dialogue among diverse cultures. It also aims to raise awareness and promote the various aspects of Chinese language, East Asian and international cinema, while educating the public on the history of cinema.

December 17 Sat

Macau Light Festival, 7-10pm. Go to en.macaotourism.gov.mo to learn about different venues and fun games. Featuring glamorous 3D architectural projections and mapping technology, light installations and various interactive games, tourists and locals alike can enjoy scenic sights on this journey of lights.

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1st International Film Festival and Awards, MOP50, MOP80 (3D). CCM, Galaxy, Venetian, Macau Tower. For

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Wanna go over the classic stories that you loved when you were young? This is a good chance to review your childhood. Step on My Stage will present you a wonderful musical theater and dance performances of Peter Pan, The Lion King, the Three Little Pigs, Candy House Adventure and Alice in the Wonderland.

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December 8-12 2016 Macau Galaxy Entertainment International Marathon. For more information, please visit www.macaumarathon.com.

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December 6-31 Jan Lamb Canton Standup in Macau, 8pm; MOP280-1,280. Cotai Arena, Venetian Macau (www.macauticket. com) A top Hong Kong stand-up comedian, Jan Lamb is also a successful singer-songwriter, actor, director, designer and screenwriter. Comedy enthusiasts can expect hilarious one-liners based on the pop culture of both Cantonese language and Cantopop music.

5BC (www.hkticketing.com) Popular Korean singer IU made waves in the music world with her soulful voice. She will sing and play guitar, bringing her special style to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

T-Pain, 10pm till late; MOP300-400. Pacha Macau, Studio City Macau (www.studiocity-macau.com) An American rapper as well-known as Kanye West and Jamie Foxx, T-Pain’s second album Epiphany reached number one on the Billboard 200 chart in 2007. The Grammy-Award winner’s most successful feature so far, however, was on Flo Rida’s debut single ‘Low.’ Slated to perform live at Pacha Macau, T-Pain is sure to present a sensational show. Get your tickets now at www.studiocity-macau.com.

Yoshiki Classical Special with Orchestra-Hong Kong, 8pm; HKD5801,280. AsiaWorld-Expo-Arena (www. hkticketing.com) Hong Kong welcomed a classical concert led by musician Yoshiki Hayashi in 2014, where his sold-out performance earned a standing ovation. He performed classic versions of X JAPAN songs and popular rock tracks with a string sextet live on stage, as well as some traditional pieces.

December 18 Sat

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Annual Concert by Macau Cultural Centre Children’s Choir, 3pm; free. Small Auditorium, Macau Cultural Centre (www.ccm.gov.mo) With a solid lineup of familiar international songs and young talents, this annual concert is perfect for families visiting Macau during the holidays.

December 23-25 Fri-Sun

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Japanese Theatre Hikosen, 3pm/7.50pm; MOP100-180. Macau Cultural Centre (www.macauticket.com) This Christmas, join Dorothy, her dog Toto and friends Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Lion on their way to meet the powerful Wizard of Oz. Japanese Theatre Hikosen’s colorful play will take you on an enchanting adventure from Kansas to the Emerald City and back again.


URBAN MOMENTS URBAN MOMENTS

Corona Sunsets Bloody @ Xingsheng Lu, Oct 30

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hotel news HOTEL NEWS AccorHotels Greater China Raises RMB600,000 Through Cycling Charity Event ‘For Their Eyes Only’

Chimelong Hotel Awarded Asia’s Leading Themed Hotel 2016 at World Travel Awards

AccorHotels successfully held a major cycling charity event in the PRD, ‘For Their Eyes Only,’ which raised RMB600,000 in support of Orbis – an internationally renowned NGO – as part of AccorHotels’ Stay for Brightness Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) campaign. The proceeds raised through the threeand-a-half day charity ride from Pullman Zhuhai to Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich will be used to help subsidize the various projects under Orbis to help blind children living in rural China restore their vision.

Recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, the World Travel Awards 2016 was successfully held in Da Nang, Vietnam. Guangzhou Chimelong Hotel was awarded Asia’s Leading Themed Hotel 2016. Mr. Peter Ng, general manager of the representative hotel business of Chimelong Group, accepted the award at the ceremony.

Istituto Secoli Collaborates with Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou to Exhibit 2016 Fashion Collection

see all aspects of room operations including the front office, housekeeping, clubs, loss prevention, spa and residences. His focus lies in driving product and service excellence to ensure guest satisfaction. Prior to joining The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou, Marcel held the same position in Indonesia at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali.

Master of Food and Wine 2016 Continues a Culinary Journey at Park Hyatt Guangzhou

Joanna Wu Joins Banyan Tree as Director of Sales and Marketing

The Instituto Secoli 2016 Collection fashion show was held at Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou from November 4 to November 10. Selective signature pieces of ethnic Indian design were on display. Founded in 1934 in Italy, Instituto Secoli brings together students and professionals who are passionate about fashion, helping them design beautiful clothes from patternmaking to prototype developing. Instituto Secoli’s training method focuses on transforming creativity into tangible products, rather than merely ideas on paper. Marcel Damen Is Appointed Executive Assistant Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou

With over 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Joanna Wu recently began her new post as director of sales and marketing at Banyan Tree Yangshuo and Banyan Tree Huangshan. Before joining Banyan Tree Group, Joanna served at Pullman Sanya and Conrad Sanya.

Park Hyatt Guangzhou once again hosted its Masters of Food and Wine event on November 17. The culinary journey revolved around sustainable seafood and organic vegetables, with the setting inspired by the ‘origin of life.’ Park Hyatt Masters of Food and Wine is a series of sophisticated culinary and beverage experiences hosted at Park Hyatt locations worldwide. Through engaging and interactive events, residents and visiting gourmands can connect with and learn from award-winning chefs and sommeliers, professional chocolatiers, craft brew masters, local farmers and tea producers. In partnership with EcoFarm, an organic farm that cultivates crops on a natural permaculture setting of more than 230 hectares, Park Hyatt Guangzhou presented a truly healthy food journey. Viva Mexico! Food Festival at LN Garden Hotel

PROMOTION LN Garden Hotel Weekend Package

The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou recently appointed Marcel Damen as executive assistant manager. Damen will over-

Enjoy a weekend stay in a newly renovated premier room at the Garden Hotel for only RMB1,088 per night (subject to 10 percent taxes and surcharge), with buffet breakfast and dinner at the Cascade Café for two adults and one child, as well as free, extra beds for children under 1.1 meters. This deal ends at December 31, so hurry up and book your stay at the Garden Hotel’s snug, premier room by calling 8333 8989.

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On November 17, LN Garden Hotel and the Consulate General of Mexico in Guangzhou collaborated to launch Viva Mexico! – a Mexican food experience held at various restaurants in the hotel, with dishes created by guest chef Maricarmen Saenz. The general manager of LN Garden Hotel, Franco Lo, consul general of Mexico in Guangzhou, Carlos Giralt, and over 50 distinguished guests enjoyed an exquisite Mexican dinner prepared by Chef Saenz. In honor of her roots, Saenz cooked delicious pre-Hispanic fare for attendees, who also enjoyed a traditional Mexican dance performance and music.


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Chimelong Enchanted Forest Christmas Eve Party Want to make Christmas Eve extra festive this year? Guangzhou Chimelong Hotel invites you to experience an enchanted forest-themed party, featuring a cocktail party, exquisite snacks and drinks, Christmas dinner, an international live band, kaka tiger dancing and more. In addition to traditional turkey dishes, fresh seafood, roasted pork hock, black truffle and foie gras, the dinner will also feature a range of other handmade delicacies and desserts. Stay at Chimelong Hotel during Christmas and enjoy prices as low as RMB898 per night. It’s truly the most wonderful time of the year to experience the magic of Chimelong! Chimelong Hotel, Panyu Dadao, Panyu District 番禺区番禺大道长隆酒店 (8478 6838)

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Pandan Indonesian Cuisine 1) No. 1619, Bldg A, 475 Huanshi Dong Lu, Yuexiu District (8760 5258); 2) 1 Jianshe Liu Malu, Yuexiu District (8376 5075) ; 3) Shop 1-3, 2/F, 11 Xingsheng Lu, Tianhe District (3805 1586) 香 兰 印 尼 餐 厅 1) 越 秀 区 环 市 东 路 475 号 A 区 16-19 号 ; 2) 越秀区建设六马路一号 ( 靠东风东 路口 ); 3) 天河区兴盛路 11 号兴盛汇 2 层 1-3 铺

JAPANESE California Roll Restaurant 1) Shop 101, 55 Jianshe Liu Malu, Yuexiu District (8370 3288); 2) ; 12 Jianshe Liu Malu, Yuexiu District(8376 5763); 3) No. 107,Building 31,Liede Dadao, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (3827 8599) 加州卷 1) 越秀区建设六马路 55 号 101 铺 ; 2)越秀 区建设六马路 12 号 ; 3) 天河区珠江新城猎德大道 31 号中海璟晖 107 号 Fusion Japan 102B-105, Pearl River City Garden, Huali Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (3838 5477) 非常日本 , 天河区珠江新城华利路 25 号珠江都荟 102B-105 I by Inagiku 5/F, W Guangzhou, 26 Xiancun Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (6628 6628) 稻菊日本料理 , 天河区珠江新城冼村路 26 号广州 w 酒店 5 楼 Kaiseki Japanese Restaurant 4/F, Lobby No. 2, Chimelong Hotel, Panyu Dadao, Panyu District (8478 6838 ext. 61488) 怀石料理日本餐厅 , 番禺区迎宾路长隆酒店二号大 堂4层 Koyama Robatayaki Sushi 1) 4/F, Electronic Bldg, 403 Huanshi Dong Lu, Yuexiu District (8732 2022); 2) 3F, Ping An Building, 50-160

Ya Kun Kaya Toast Shop 523, 5/F, GTLand Winter Mall, 16 Zhujiang Dong Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District 天河区珠江新城珠江东路 16 号高德置地冬商场 5 层 523 (8526 9606)

Cheris Patisserie L/1, Kabin Dasha, 379 Shougouling Lu, Tianhe District 天河区瘦狗岭路 379 号卡宾大厦首层

The Tandoor-Guangzhou 2/F, Asia International Hotel, 326 Huanshi Dong Lu, Yuexiu District (6260 8999) 天都里印度餐厅 , 越秀区 环市东路 326 号亚洲国际 大酒店二层

Lombok Indonesian Restaurant 522 Huifu Dong Lu, Yuexiu District (020-8306 5831) 越秀区惠福东路 522 号

Honey Beam's 27 Huali Lu, Tianhe District 天河区华利路 27 号 (181 0255 3597)

Awfully Chocolate M50, TaiKoo Hui Shopping Mall, 383 Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District (www.awfullychocolate.com) 天河区天河路 383 号太古汇 M50

Tairyo Teppanyaki 1) 2/F, Zhizhunhui, 263 Huasui Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (8559 8937); 2) 2/F, Guangyi Bldg, 3438 Huale Lu, Yuexiu District (8360 1371); 3) Shop 3008, 3/F, Baiyun Wanda Plaza, Baiyun District (2332 0061); 4) Shop 3009, 3/F, Guilan Wanda Plaza, Nanhai District, Foshan (0757-6685 3568); 5) Shop 3005, 3/F, Panyu Wanda Plaza, Panyu District (2293 8935) 大渔铁板烧 1) 珠江新城华穗路 263 号至尊汇二楼 ; 2) 越秀区华乐路 34-38 号广怡大厦 2 楼 ; 3) 白云 区万达广场室内步行街 3 层 3008 铺 ; 4) 佛山市南 海区桂澜北路 28 号万达广场三层 3009 铺;5) 番 禺万达广场三层 3005 铺

Little India Indian & Nepalese Cuisine Units 103-104, Edinburgh International Apartment, 2 Huali Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (3878 1353) 越秀区珠江新城华 利路2号爱丁堡国际公寓103-104号铺

Xincheng, Tianhe District(3810 4800) 天河区珠江新城兴盛路兴盛汇3楼2-2号

BAKERY & DESSERT

Bombay Grill Cuisine of India 2 Aiguo Lu, Overseas Chinese Village (opposite Holiday Inn City Centre Hotel Lobby), Yuexiu District (8359 4533) 孟买印度餐厅, 越秀区环市东路华侨新村爱国路2号 (假日酒店正门对面) Ice Cube Bar & Grill 1/F, Paco Hotel, 5 Jianshe San Malu, Yuexiu District (8382 9522) 越秀区建设三马路5号柏高酒店首层

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Banana Leaf 1) 5/F, World Trade Centre, 371-375 Huanshi Dong Lu, Yuexiu District (8776 3738); 2) 2/F, Times Square, 28 Tianhe Bei Lu, Tianhe District (3891 0728) 蕉叶风味屋 1) 越秀区环市东路 371-375 号世贸大 厦 5 楼 ; 2) 天河区天河北路 28 号时代广场 2 楼 Hot Basil Thai Cuisine 1) Shop G4-5, 522 Huifu Dong Lu, Yuexiu District (8330 2183); 2) 2/F, Unit 205, 75 Tianhe Dong Lu, Tianhe District (8558 3988) 泰地道 1) 越秀区惠福东路 522 号 G4-5 铺 ; 2) 天 河区天河东路 75 号二楼 205 铺 Mr. Thai Shop 201 (above Starbucks on Xingsheng Lu), 31 Liede Dadao, Tianhe District (8660 6822) 天河区猎德大道 31 号二楼 201 ( 兴盛路风情街星巴 克上 )

VIETNAMESE District Bo Ho No. 20 Jianshe Si Malu (next to Oggi) Yuexiu District (8356 7059) 越秀区建设四马路 20 号 Indochine 57 Tianhe Dong Lu, Tianhe District (2893 5253) 天河区天河东路 57 号 Lemon House Vietnamese Cuisine 1) 1/F, 11 Jianshe Liu Ma Lu, Yuexiu District (8375 3600); 2) 511 Huifu Dong Lu, Yuexiu District (8318 9715) 越茗苑越式美食 1) 越秀区建设六马路 11 号首层 ; 2) 越秀区惠福东路 511 号 Pho Kim Saigon No. B110, -1/F, IFC shopping mall, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District ((Mr. Wong: 138 2516 5093) 天河区珠江新城 IFC 国金天地负一层 B110 铺

OTHER ASIAN Kang Ho-Dong Baekjeong No. 2-2, 3/F, Xingsheng Hui, Xingsheng Lu, Zhujiang

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Emmaus Bakery 1 Congyun Lu (opposite Poly Hotel), Baiyun District (3663 5171, emmaus@yeah.net) 麦子烘焙 , 白云区从云路 1 号商铺(保利山庄酒店 的对面) Maison Delice Ice Cream 64 Xiadu Lu, Haizhu District (French/English: 139 2894 2789; Chinese/English: 136 0964 0604) 玛利兹法式冰淇淋,海珠区下渡路 64 号 Mr. Bean 1) Shop 104, Starlight Walk, 352354 Xingang Zhong Lu, Haizhu District (189 2759 4161); 2) B1, Grandview Mall, 228 Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District (189 2959 0831) 1) 海珠区新港中路 352-354 号环球星光城 104 铺 ; 2) 天河区天河路 228 号正佳广场 B1 Perma Bakery 38 Jianshe Wu Malu, Yuexiu District (8380 7050) 朴门面包工房 , 越秀区建设五马路 38 号 The Mandarin Cake Shop Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou, 389 Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District (3808 8886) 文华饼店 , 天河区天河路 389 号广州文华东方酒店 White Swan Deli 1/F, White Swan Hotel, Guangzhou, No.1, Shamian South Street, Liwan District (8188 6968 ext. 30840) 美食屋,荔湾区沙面南街 1 号白天鹅宾馆 1 楼

CAFES Chois Coffee 1)Yuanjing Lu, Baiyun Distrct (8627 2081); 2)559 Tianhe Bei Lu, Tianhe District(8523 8363); 3)27 Huali Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District(3855 9019) 崔逸斯咖啡 1) 白云区远景路 3 社 1 号 ; 2) 天河区天 河北路 559 号首层 ; 3) 天河区珠江新城华利路 27 号 DownTown Shop 102-103, Peace World Apartment, 29 Jianshe Wu Malu, Yuexiu District 啡悦 , 越秀区建设五马路 29 号好世界公寓首层 102-103 号铺 H2O 4/F, The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou,3 Xing’an Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (3813 6688) H2O 池畔吧 , 天河区珠江新城兴安路 3 号广州富力 丽思卡尔顿酒店 4 楼 Henry’s Coffee and Bakery Shop 101, 80 Huacheng Dadao, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (3893 9367) 天河区珠江新城花城大道 80 号 101 铺 Kafelaku Coffee 1) Shop 1516, 1/F, China Plaza, 33 Zhongshan San Lu, Yuexiu District (8373 8221); 2) Haiyue Lu, Tianhe District (3827 9021); 3) 1/F, Guangwu Hotel, No. 101, 603 Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District (8754 4117); 4) Fortune Plaza, 116 Tiyu Dong Lu, Tianhe District (3881 1325) 猫屎咖啡 1) 中山三

路33号中华广场1楼西门1516铺; 2) 天河区海月路 ( 近海风路楼; 3) 天河路603号之101号广武酒店1楼 4) 体育东路116号财富广场

Lady 7 Café 2/F, Tianhe Dong Lu, Tianhe District (3868 2008) 天河区天河东路 75 号 2 楼 Laihui Coffee 1/F, 84 Tianhe Nan Yi Lu, Tianhe District (2984 7242) 来回咖啡 , 天河区天河南一路 84 号首层 Living Room 65/F, Park Hyatt Guangzhou, 16 Huaxia Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (3769 1234 ext. 7838) 悦厅 , 天河区珠江新城华夏路 16 号广州柏悦酒店

Lobby Lounge 2/F, White Swan Hotel, Guangzhou, No.1, Shamian South Street, Liwan District (8188 6968 ext. 30818) 月兔吧,荔湾区沙面南街 1 号白天鹅宾馆 2 楼 Naughty Bean Shop B1, B/F, South Zone, Mall of the World, 89 Huacheng Dadao, Tianhe District (3831 5355) 天河区花城大道 89 号花城汇南区负一层 B1 号 People's Café (open 24 hours) 1) 1/F, 35 Jianshe Wu Malu, Yuexiu District (8376 6677); 2) Shop 106-107, 8 Xingsheng Lu, Tianhe District (3805 1528) 1) 越秀区建设五马 路35号大院一楼; 2) 天河区兴盛路8号106-107铺; Pacific Coffee 1) Shop A, South Gate, 1/F, Tee Mall, 208 Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District (8558 8263); 2) Shop MU06, TaiKoo Hui Shopping Mall, 383 Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District (3868 2026, 3868 2030); 3) Shop A15 (Lobby), G/F, 191 Tiyu Xi Lu, Tianhe District; 4) Shop 103, G/F, Westmin Plaza, 48 Zhongshan Qi Lu, Liwan District (8132 9797); 5) Shop 103, East Hope Bldg, 515 Dongfeng Zhong Lu, Yuexiu District (8132 9797) 太平洋咖啡 1) 天河区天河路 208 号天河城购物中 心第一层南门廊 A 号商铺 ; 2) 天河区天河路 383 号 太古汇商场 MU06 号铺 ; 3) 天河区体育西路 191 号 一层自编号 A15 单元 ( 写字楼大堂内 ); 4) 荔湾区中 山七路 48 号西门口广场 1 楼 103 铺 ( 近地铁西门 口站 D 出口 ); 5) 越秀区东风中路 515 号东照大厦 103 铺 Teddy Coffee Shop Shop D2, South end of Mall of the World, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (8888 8565) 天河区珠江新城花城汇南区 3001 商铺 D2 Wagas Room MU06, Taikoo Hui, 383 Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District (8565 5790) 天河区天河路 383 号太古汇 MU06 单元

CHINESE Flavors of China 3/F, White Swan Hotel, Guangzhou, No.1, Shamian South Street, Liwan District (8188 6968 ext. 30818) 风味餐厅,荔湾区沙面南街 1 号白天鹅宾馆 3 楼

CANTONESE Bing Sheng Restaurant 1) 33 Dongxiao Lu, Haizhu District (3428 6910); 2) 168 Tianhe Dong Lu, Tianhe District (8751 8683); 3) 1-4/F, Wufeng Hotel, 438 Jiangnan Dadao Nan, Haizhu District (8447 2844) 炳胜 1) 海珠区东晓路 33 号 ; 2) 天河区天河东路 168 号 ; 3) 海珠区江南大道南 438 号五凤酒店 1-4 楼 Chaly’s Daily Shop 28, The Canton Place, Haifeng Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (3862 1305) 茶里 , 天河区珠江新城广粤天地 28 号 Din Tai Fung Shop 35, M/F, Taikoo Hui, 383 Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District (3808 8181) 天河区天河区天河路 383 号太古汇 M 层 35 铺


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Food Street 1/F, China Hotel, A Marriott Hotel, 122 Liuhua Lu, Yuexiu District (8666 6888 ext. 3156) 食街 , 越秀区流花路 122 号中国大酒店1楼 Four Seasons 1/F, China Hotel, A Marriott Hotel, 122 Liuhua Lu, Yuexiu District (8666 6888 ext. 3123) 四季 , 越秀区流花路 122 号中国大酒店1楼 Lai Wan Market 2/F, The Garden Hotel Guangzhou, 368 Huanshi Dong Lu, Yuexiu District (8333 8989 ext.3922) 荔湾亭 , 越秀区环市东路 368 号花园酒店 2 楼 Lao Yang Dumplings Unit 14, Street Two, Huanan Country Garden Main Gate, Panyu District (180 0222 9433) 番禺区番禺大道华南碧桂园正门右侧商业 2 街 14 铺 Hoi Fan 1) Shop 16, The Canton Place, Haifeng Road, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District; 2) Shop 26, The Canton Place, Haifeng Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (3862 1433); 3) 3F, Fall, G.T Land Plaza, 11-13 Zhujiang Dong Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (3869 2704); 4) 3F, Onelink Walk Shopping Mall, 230-232 Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District (3899 2206); 5) 2F, Central Plaza (South Tower), 18 Jianshe Da MaLu, Huanshi Dong Lu, YueXiu District (8302 2281) 开饭 , 1) 天河区珠江新城广粤天地 16 号 ; 2) 天河区 珠江新城广粤天地 26 号 ; 3) 天河区珠江新城珠江 东路 11-13 号 ; 4) 天河区天河路 230 号- 232 号 高德置地[秋]商场 3 楼 ; 5) 越秀区环市东建设大 马路 18 号保利中环广场南塔 2 楼 Jade River 3/F, White Swan Hotel, Guangzhou, No.1, Shamian South Street, Liwan District (8188 6968 ext. 30818) 玉堂春暖,荔湾区沙面南街 1 号白天鹅宾馆 3 楼 Peach Blossom Chinese Restaurant 3/F, The Garden Hotel,Guangzhou, 368 Huanshi Dong Lu, Yuexiu District (8333 8989 ext. 3316) 桃园馆中餐厅, 越秀区环市东路368号花 园酒店3楼 Wuu’s Hong Kong Cuisine Shop 103-107, B1/F, 75 Tianhe Dong Lu, Tianhe District (8757 0062) 吴係茶餐厅 , 天河区天河东路 75 号 B1 楼 103-107 Yan Yu 4/F, W Guangzhou, 26 Xiancun Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (6680 7828) 宴遇中餐厅, 天河区珠江新城冼村路26号 广州w酒店 Yue Jing Xuan 68/F, Park Hyatt Guangzhou, 16 Huaxia Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (3769 1234 ext. 7880) 悦景轩 , 天河区珠江新城华夏路 16 号广州柏悦酒店

FUSION

1) 1-3/F, 367 Huanshi Dong Lu, between Baiyun Hotel and Friendship Store, Yuexiu District (8349 4170, 8349 4171); 2) Shop 102 & 114, Zhonghai Jinghui Huating, 31 Xingsheng Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, TianHe District(3801 5002) 1)苏坦土耳其烧烤餐厅, 越秀区环市东路367号1-3 楼 ( 白云宾馆与友谊商店夹位处 ); 2) 广州市天河区 珠江新城兴盛路 31 号中海璟晖华庭二期商铺 102 & 114

WESTERN AMERICAN Element Fresh 1) Shop L302, TaiKoo Hui, 383 Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District (3808 8506); 2) G/F, 42 Qingfeng Jie, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (3828 8482) 新元素, 1) 天河区天河路383号太古汇广场L302店; 2) 天河区珠江新城清风街42号首层 63 Burger & Booze 12,13 Bravo Plaza, 1 JinSui Road. Zhu Jiang New Town. Tianhe District. Guangzhou (3888 5086) 珠江新城金穗路 1 号邦华环球广场 12.13 铺 Chicken Express 1) 11 Jianshe Liu Malu, Yuexiu District (8376 5379) 1) 快快基 , 越秀区建设六马路 11 号 Gail’s Place American Cuisine & Bar Poly Champagne Garden, 32 Huali Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (8350 1667) 天河区珠江新城华利路 32 号 , 保利香槟花园首层 Ricci Creative Eats Shop 015B, G/F, Popark Mall, No.63 Linhe Zhong Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, China (Across the street from IKEA) (3809 6330) 天河区林和中路 63 号东方宝泰购物广场首层(宜 家家居对面) The Brew Sports Bar & Grill  1) Unit 9-11, Huanan Country Garden, Panyu Dadao (across the road from Chimelong Theme Park), Panyu District (3482 0401); 2) West Section, Bao Lin Yuan, Huaxun Jie, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (3408 9549); 3) Shop 11-13, Yuhai Food Street, 1 Jianshe Liu Malu, Yuexiu District (8382 8299) 1) 番禺区番禺大道华南碧桂园碧华商业 2 街 9-11 号 ; 2) 天河区珠江新城华讯街保林苑西区加拿大布 鲁咖啡馆 , 近发展中心 ; 3) 越秀区建设六马路誉海 食街 11-13 号铺

british

M9 Restaurant Lounge Shop 112, 9 Xingsheng Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (3802 0171) 天河区珠江新城兴盛路 9 号 112 铺

SYRIAN

Turkish Bosphorus Restaurant 1) Shop 9, Zhaoqing Bldg, 304 Huanshi Zhong Lu, Yuexiu District (8356 3578, 8356 3753) 2) 1 Jianshe Liu Malu, Yuexiu District (8376 7644) 铂斯土耳其餐厅 1) 越秀区环市中路 304 号肇庆大 厦 9 号铺 ; 2) 越秀区建设六马路 1 号 2 楼 Sultan Restaurant Turkish BBQ

The Connoisseur 3/F, The Garden Hotel, Guangzhou, 368 Huanshi Dong Lu, Yuexiu District (8333 8989 ext.3964) 名仕阁 , 越秀区环市东路 368 号花园酒店 3 楼 Jardin d’Olive No. 101, 48 Tiyu Xi Lu, Tianhe District (8750 6440) 橄榄园 , 天河区体育西路 48 号 101 La Marina Shop G20, 10 Xingsheng Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (3888 0805) 天河区珠江新城兴盛路 10 号兴盛汇 G20 铺 ( 近保 利心语花园 )

GERMAN

MIDDLE EASTERN

Shami House 2/F, Zhao Qing Da Sha, 304 Huanshi Zhong Lu, Yuexiu District (8355 3012 / 8355 3091) 莎米屋 , 越秀区环市中路 304 号肇庆大厦 2 楼

Bocca Kitchen + Bar Shop 110, Bldg T25, The Canton Place, Haifeng Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (8759 1558) 天河区珠江新城海风路凯旋新世界 T25 栋 110 铺

Sainte Maxime Shop G19, 11-17 Xingguo Lu, Liede, Tianhe District (3810 9300) 天河区猎德兴国路 11-17 兴盛汇 G19 号铺

River Café 1/F, White Swan Hotel, Guangzhou, No.1, Shamian South Street, Liwan District (8188 6968 ext. 30818) 流浮阁,荔湾区沙面南街 1 号白天鹅宾馆 1 楼

Orient Palace G/F, 875 Renmin Bei Lu (beside Guangdong Art Institute), Yuexiu District (8136 2438, 8136 2439) 芳廷餐厅, 越 秀区人民北路875号首层(广东画院侧)

FRENCH

Rebel Rebel 42 Tiyu Dong Lu, Tianhe District (8520 1579) 天河区体育东路 42 号

The Tavern Sports Bar Traditional English style bar that fosters a cosy intimate atmosphere. Both Taverns offer an extensive menu of Western favorites and different theme nights throughout the whole week. 1) Poly 108, 6 Huajiu Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (8550 3038); 2) On the right side of the Huanan Country Garden, Yingbin Lu, Panyu District (3482 4882, www.tavernchina. com) 致盛 1) 天河区珠江新城华就路 6 号保利 108 公馆 ; 2) 番禺区迎宾路华南碧桂园大门右侧

1920 Restaurant 1) 4/F, 1 Jianshe Liu Malu, Yuexiu District; 2) Shops 67, 69, 72 & 76, The Canton Place, Qingfeng Jie, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (8388 1142); Shop MW01-03, 05, Central Zone, Mall of the World, 89 Huacheng Dadao, Tianhe District (8709 6033) 1920 咖啡厅 1) 建设六马路一号前幢 4 楼 ; 2) 天河 区珠江新城清风街 48 号广粤天地 67, 69, 72, 76 号铺 ; 3) 天河区花城大道 89 号花城汇 MW01-03, 05 商铺 Munich 1820 Shop 102, 7 Xingsheng Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (3703 3309) 天河区珠江新城兴盛路 7 号 102 铺 Paulaner Bräuhaus L307, 3/F, TaiKoo Hui, 383 Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District (2808 6333) 宝莱纳 , 天河区天河路 383 号太古汇广场 L307

ITALIAN An-tico Shop L 304, 3/F, TaiKoo Hui, 383 Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District (8550 9028) 天河区天河路 383 号太古汇商场裙楼第三层 L304 号

Buongiorno 1) 3/F, Yi An Plaza, 33 Jianshe Liu Malu, Yuexiu District (8363 3587); 2) A7, Xinshijie Haoyuan Diyi Ju, 168 Dongcheng Nan Lu, Dongguan (0769 2339 6499) 邦奴意大利餐厅 1) 越秀区建设六马路宜安广场 3 楼 ; 2) 东莞市东城南路 168 号新世界豪圆第一居 A7 号 Dining Room 65/F, Park Hyatt Guangzhou, 16 Huaxia Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (3769 1234 ext. 7858) 悦轩 , 天河区珠江新城华夏路 16 号广州柏悦酒店 Grappa’s Shop B166, Parc Central, 218 Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District (3725 2300) 天河区天河路 218 号天环广场 B166 铺 The Italian Restaurant 3/F, East Tower, Zhujiang Bldg, 360 Huanshi Dong Lu, Yuexiu District (8386 3840, www.xiaojiefengqing. com) 小街风情 , 越秀区环市东路 360 号珠江大厦东座 3 楼 Limoni 3/F, The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou, 3 Xing’an Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (3813 6688) 意轩 , 天河区珠江新城兴安路 3 号广州富力丽思卡 尔顿酒店 3 楼 Oggi Trattoria & Pizzeria 1) 1 Tiyu Dong Lu, Tianhe District (8751 5882); 2) Shop 106, The Canton Place, Haifeng Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (3862 0240); 3) 1 Tianlun Garden, Jianshe 4 Lu,Yuexiu District (8356 1196) www.oggirestaurant.com 卡布里西餐厅 1) 天河区体育东路 1 号 ( 近黄埔大道 ); 2) 天河区珠江新城海风街广粤天地 106 ; 3) 越秀区 建设四马路天伦花园首层

LATIN AMERICAN Latin Grillhouse 1) 3/F, Wing Kin Square, 29-31 Jianshe Liu Malu, Yuexiu District (8331 9118); 2) 4/F, Grandview Plaza, 228 Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District (3833 0052) 拉丁餐厅 1) 越秀区建设六马路 29-31 号荣建大厦 3 楼 ; 2) 天河区天河路 228 号正佳广场 4 楼

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Tristan’s Texmex Restaurant and Bar Unit 101, 25 Liuyun Yi Jie, Tianhe Nan Lu, Tianhe District (139 2608 0256) 天河区天河南路六运一街 25 号 101 ( 地铁体育西路 B 或 H 出口 )

PIZZA Oggi Pizzeria 1) Shop 119, 8 Xingsheng Lu, Tianhe District (3805 1282); 4) 1 Tianlun Garden, Jianshe 4 Lu,Yuexiu District (8356 1196) www.oggirestaurant.com 卡布里西餐厅 1) 天河区兴盛路 8 号 119 铺 ; 2) 越秀 区建设四马路天伦花园首层

District (8333 8989 ext.3909) 观瀑廊咖啡厅, 越 秀区环市东路368号花园酒店1楼

Xincheng, Tianhe District (3821 2195) 天河区珠江新城海风街 108 号

The Eating Table No. 401, 4/F, GTLand Winter Mall, Zhujiang Dong Lu, Zjujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (8398 0502) 天河区珠江新���珠江东路高德置地东商场店 4 层 401 室

Everwise Wine Ltd. D7, 15/F, Jian He Centre, 110 Tiyu Xi Lu, Tianhe District (3880 4860) 永醇酒业 , 天河区体育西路 110 号建和中心 15 楼 D7

Ebony 4/F, Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou, 389 Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District (3808 8884) 天河区天河路 389 号广州文华东方酒店 4 楼

Jebsen Fine Wines 28/F, Tower B, China International Centre, 33 Zhongshan San Lu, Yuexiu District (8713 7155, www.jebsenfinewines.com) 捷成中国贸易有限公司 , 越秀区中山三路 33 号中华 国际中心 B 塔 28 楼

G Restaurant 22/F, Grand Hyatt Guangzhou, 12 Zhujiang Xi Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (8550 8025/8026) 天河区珠江新城珠江西路 12 号富力君悦大酒店 22 楼 Happy Monk 1) Back of Yi’an Plaza, Jianshe Wu Malu, Yuexiu District (8376 5597) ; 2) No. 109, 7Xingsheng Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (3877 8679); 3) Outdoor Plaza, Happy Valley Mall, 36 Machang Lu, Tianhe District (3832 5317) 1) 越秀区建设五马路宜安广场后门 ; 2) 天河区珠江 新城兴盛路 7 号 109 号铺 ; 3) 天河区珠江新城马场 路 36 号太阳新天地户外广场

Summer House Directly behind the Marriage House, Xietian Li, Lingnan Tiandi, Chancheng District, Foshan (133 9223 6374, www.summerhouse.com.cn) 佛山市禅城区岭南天地协天里(嫁娶屋正后面) Tomatoes Pizzeria G5, 11 Xingsheng Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (3839 9523) 天河区珠江新城兴盛路 11 号兴盛汇 G5

RUSSIAN Arbat Restaurant G6, Xingsheng Hui, 17 Xingsheng Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (3847 9186) 天河区珠江新城兴盛路兴盛汇 17 号 G6 铺 Katusha 1/F, Binghua Hotel, 2 Tianhe Bei Lu, Tianhe District (8729 9083) 天河区天河北路 2 号冰花酒店首层

Spanish Mezomd Cafe Shop 112-116, Canton Place, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (3831 6227) 曼索蒂 , 天河区珠江新城广粤天地 112-116 号铺

OTHER WESTERN Alfresco Langham Place, Guangzhou, 638 Xingang Dong Lu, Haizhu District (8916 3388) 海珠区新港东路 638 号 广州南丰朗豪酒店

Hooley’s Irish Pub and Restaurant 1) 101, 8 Xingsheng Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (3886 2675); 2) 102, Unit 22, Creative Park, Jihua Si Lu, Chancheng District, Foshan (0757-8226 4606); 3) Section 2, Yijia Yuan, 7 Xingzhongdao, Zhongshan 爱尔兰西餐酒吧 1) 天河区珠江新城兴盛路 8 号 101; 2) 佛山市禅城区季华四路创意产业园 22 栋 102; 3) 中山市兴中道 7 号颐嘉苑 2 卡 The Kitchen Table 2/F, W Guangzhou, 26 Xiancun Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (6680 7816) 标帜餐厅 , 天河区珠江新城冼村路 26 号广州 W 酒 店 Oakroom Restaurant & Bar 16/F, Oakwood Premier Guangzhou, 28 Tiyu Dong Lu, Tianhe District (3883 2828, 3883 3883 ext. 6704) 天河区体育东路 28 号广州方圆奥克伍德豪景 16 楼 Pétrus Grill Room 3/F, Lobby 1, Chimelong Hotel, Panyu Dadao, Panyu District (8478 6838) 帕图斯扒房 , 番禺区番禺大道长隆酒店 1 号大堂 3 层

Three Drops Kitchen & Bar 10 Xietianli, Lingnan Tiandi, Chancheng District, Foshan 佛山市禅城区岭南天地协天里 10 号 (0757 8203 1400)

ASC Fine Wine No. 1705, Tower B, Centre Plaza, 161 Linhe Xi Lu, Tianhe District (8666 8683, 8666 8021) 圣皮尔精品葡萄酒 , 天河区林和西路 161 号中泰广 场 B 塔 1705

The Cascade Cafe 1/F, The Garden Hotel, Guangzhou, 368 Huanshi Dong Lu, Yuexiu

Summergate Unit 2409, 24/F, China International Center, Bldg B, 33 Zhongshan San Lu, Yuexiu District (2883 6800, www.summergate.com) 美夏 , 越秀区中山三路 33 号中华国际中心 B 塔 24 层 2409 单元 Torres China Guangzhou Office Rm G, 6/F Jianhe Bldg, 111-115 Tiyu Xi Lu, Tianhe District (3887 0367, info@torres.com.cn) 桃乐丝葡萄酒贸易有限公司 , 天河区体育西路 111115 号建和中心 6 楼 G 室

NIGHTLIFE Bravo Shop 114-115, 6 Huajiu Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (13570499142) 天河区珠江新城华就路 6 号 114-115 铺

Aussino World Wines Rm 2017, Southern Securities Bldg, 148 Tiyu Dong Lu, Tianhe District 富隆酒窖 , 天河区体育东路 148 号南方证券大厦 2017 室 East Meets West Fine Wines Room 507, Vili International, 167 Linhe Xi Lu, Tianhe District (8327 4162, www.emw-wines.com)由西 往东 (上海) 贸易有限公司深圳分公司, 天河区林和 西路167号威尼国际公寓写字楼507室 Everwines 108 Qingfeng Jie, Zhujiang

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Hooley’s Irish Pub and Restaurant 1)101, 8 Xingsheng Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (3886 2675); 2)Section 2, Yijia Yuan, 7 Xingzhongdao, Zhongshan 1)爱尔兰西餐酒吧, 天河区珠江新城兴盛路8号101; 2) 中山市兴中道7号颐嘉苑2卡 JZ Club The Bucket, Zhujiang Beer Museum, Yuejiang Xi Lu, Haizhu District (3446 9831) 海珠区阅江西路珠啤博物馆大酒桶 ( 琶醍 A 区米库 旁 ( 珠江啤酒博物馆 ) Lazy Guys 105-106, Huaqiao Garden, 1 Zhengping Nan Jie, Taojin Bei Lu, Yuexiu District (153 6003 3696, 138 0882 9951) 越秀区淘金北路正平南街 1 号华侨乐园 105-106 Lotus Pond 1/F, The Garden Hotel, 368 Huanshi Dong Lu, Yuexiu District (8333 8989 ext.3191) 荷塘雅座 , 越秀区环市东路 368 号花园酒店 1 楼 Lucky Jack No.23, Zone A, Party Pier, Yuejiang Dong Lu, Haizhu District 海珠区阅江东路琶醍珠江啤酒厂文化创意园 A 区 23 M9 Restaurant Lounge Shop 112, 9 Xingsheng Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (3802 0171) 天河区珠江新城兴盛路 9 号 112 铺 McCawley’s Bar & Grill Shop 101, 16 Huacheng Dadao, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (3801 7000) 天河区珠江新城花城大道 16 号 101 铺

Social & Co. Shop 112-113, 6 Huajiu Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (3804 9243, www.socialandco.com) 天河区珠江新城华就路 6 号 112-113 铺

WINE

The Carousel 30/F, The Garden Hotel, Guangzhou, Huanshi Dong Lu, Yuexiu District (8333 8989 ext. 3996) 凌璇阁 , 越秀区环市东路花园酒店 30 层

Justwine Cellar Chain Store 1) 90 Tianhe Nan Yi Lu, Tianhe District (8758 0807); 2) Unit 11-3, G/F, Guangzhou International Trade Center, Tianhe Bei Lu, Tianhe District (3825 0440) 神之水滴葡萄酒连锁店 1) 天河区天河南一路 90 号 ; 2) 天河区天河北路广州国际贸易中心地铺一层 11-3 单元

Silk Road Grill 1/F, White Swan Hotel, Guangzhou, No.1, Shamian South Street, Liwan District (8188 6968 ext. 30818) 丝绸之路西餐厅,荔湾区沙面南街 1 号白天鹅宾馆 1 楼

Wilber’s 62 Zhusigang Er Malu, Yuexiu District (3761 1101, www.wilber.com.cn) 越秀区竹丝岗二马路 62 号

Aroma Bistro Shop 117, 1/F, Voka Street, 460 Tianhe Bei Lu, Tianhe District (185 0200 1416) 天河区天河北路 460 号沃凯街首层 117 铺

Jointek 1) Shop 57-60, Section C, Dongdu Da Shi Jie, 422 Huanshi Dong Lu, Yuexiu District (8769 6288) 2) Next to the Huashan Hotel, Yuexiu District (8756 9109) 骏德酒业 , 1) 越秀区环市东路 422 号东都大世界 C 区 57-60 号铺 ; 2) 越秀区华山宾馆旁

Prime 4/F, China Hotel, A Marriott Hotel, 122 Liuhua Lu, Yuexiu District (8666 6888 ext. 3468) 扒房 , 越秀区流花路 122 号中国大酒店 4 楼

Summer House Directly behind the Marriage House, Xietian Li, Lingnan Tiandi, Chancheng District, Foshan (133 9223 6374, www.summerhouse.com.cn) 佛山市禅城区岭南天地协天里(嫁娶屋正后面)

Happy Monk 1) Back of Yi’an Plaza, Jianshe Wu Malu, Yuexiu District (8376 5597) ; 2) No. 109, 7Xingsheng Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (3877 8679); 3) Outdoor Plaza, Happy Valley Mall, 36 Machang Lu, Tianhe District (3832 5317) 1) 越秀区建设五马路宜安广场后门 ; 2) 天河区珠江 新城兴盛路 7 号 109 号铺 ; 3) 天河区珠江新城马场 路 36 号太阳新天地户外广场

The Brew Sports Bar & Grill  1) Unit 9-11, Huanan Country Garden, Panyu Dadao (across the road from Chimelong Theme Park), Panyu District (3482 0401); 2) West Section, Bao Lin Yuan, Huaxun Jie, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (3408 9549); 3) Shop 11-13, Yuhai Food Street, 1 Jianshe Liu Malu, Yuexiu District (8382 8299) 1) 番禺区番禺大道华南碧桂园碧华商业 2 街 9-11 号 ; 2) 天河区珠江新城华讯街保林苑西区加拿大布 鲁咖啡馆 , 近发展中心 ; 3) 越秀区建设六马路誉海 食街 11-13 号铺 Brussels Belgian Beef Cafe Shop 133B, Starlight Walk, 354 Xingang Zhong Lu, Haizhu District (8412 3032) 海珠区新港中路 354 珠影星光城 133b 铺 Cave Bar B/F, Pearl River Bldg (East Side), 360 Huanshi Dong Lu, Yuexiu District (8386 3660) 墨西哥酒吧 , 越秀区环市东路 360 号珠江大厦 ( 东 ) 地下 Duo Club 16 Jianshe Liu Malu, Yuexiu District (English: 137 1077 0232; Español: 187 0207 4849; Chinese: 134 2402 1170) 元素吧 , 越秀区建设六马路 16 号首层 Fei 2-4/F, W Guangzhou, 26 Xiancun Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (6680 7825) 妃 , 天河区珠江新城冼村路 26 号广州 W 酒店 2-4 层

Mr. Rocky Restaurant & Bar 1) 6-7 Tai Gu Cang, 124 Gexin Lu, Haizhu District (3448 0800); 2) Shop 6-7, Zone B, Party Pier, 118 Modiesha Da Jie, Yuejiang Lu, Haizhu District: 3) 1/F, Time Square Plaza, 28 Tianhe Bei Lu, Tianhe District 洛奇先生美国西部牛仔餐吧 1) 海珠区革新路 124 号 太古仓 6-7 号仓 ; 2) 海珠区阅江路磨碟沙大街 118 号珠江琶醍啤酒文化创意艺术区 B 区 06-07 铺 ; 3) 天河区天河北路 28 号时代广场 1 楼 The Paddy Field 1) Booth 1A, 1/F, Central Plaza, 38 Huale Lu, Yuexiu District (8360 1379); 2) Shop XT204, 2 Xietian Li, Lingnan Tiandi, Chancheng District, Foshan (0757-8203 1023, www.thepaddyfield.com) 田野西餐厅 1) 越秀区华乐路 38 号广怡大厦 1 楼 1A; 2) 佛山市禅城区岭南天地协天里 2 号 XT204 铺 In·Side·Out By Threedrops 3 floor, 10 Xietianli, Lingnan Tiandi, Chencheng District, Foshan (0757 82031400/189 885 25470) 佛山市禅城区岭南天地协天里 10 号 3 楼 Revolucion Cocktail 9 Xingsheng Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (3802 9960) 天河区珠江新城兴盛路 9 号 The River Oyster Bar & Grill 4/F, Zone C, Zhujiang Party Pier Art & Creative Area, Yuejiang Xi Lu, exit of Modiesha Tunnel, Haizhu District (138 2604 0956, 135 1277 1631) 海珠区磨碟沙隧道口阅江西路珠江啤酒厂琶醍艺术 创意区 C 区 4 楼 The Roof Bar 70/F, Park Hyatt Guangzhou, 16 Huaxia Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (3769 1234 ext. 7875) 悦吧 , 天河区珠江新城华夏路 16 号广州柏悦酒店 Sapphire Lounge 4/F, China Hotel, A Marriott Hotel, 122 Liuhua Lu, Yuexiu District


(8666 6888 ext. 3450) 马天尼吧 , 越秀区流花路 122 号中国大酒店 4 楼 Social & Co. Shop 112-113, 6 Huajiu Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (3804 9243, www.socialandco.com) 天河区珠江新城华就路 6 号 112-113 铺 Song's Club Shop 2-12, Xingsheng Hui, Xinsheng Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (3887 5888) 天河区珠江新城兴盛路兴盛汇 3 楼 2-12 铺 Summer House Directly behind the Marriage House, Xietian Li, Lingnan Tiandi, Chancheng District, Foshan (133 9223 6374, www.summerhouse.com.cn) 佛山市禅城区岭南天地协天里(嫁娶屋正后面) Suns Bar Lounge A25-26, Zhujiang Party Art and Creative Area, Yuejiang Xi Lu, Haizhu District 海珠区阅江西路珠江啤酒厂琶醍艺术创意区 A2526 室 (8977 9052) Woo Bar 1/F, W Guangzhou, 26 Xiancun Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (6628 6628) 天河区珠江新城冼村路 26 号广州 W 酒店

ALTH

INT’L MEDICAL SERVICES Bellaire Int'l Clinic No. 601, 6/F, East Tower, Times Square, 28 Tianhe Bei Lu, Tianhe District (3891 0511) 贝利尔诊所,天河北路 28 号时代广场东 6 楼 601 Dr. Sherily Xiao Master of Medicine. 19 years TCM & Acupuncture & Massage & Physiotherapy Experience.Only for appointment. Fu Lai Garden Shui Yin Zhi Jie Shui Yin Road Yue Xiu District Guang Zhou. (Tel: 137 1052 6617. E-mail: xiaoshuilan@ hotmail.com. L5, Zoo station, C exit) 广州市越秀区水阴路水阴直街福莱花园 Eur Am Int’l Medical Center 1/F, North Tower, Ocean Pearl Bldg, 19 Huali Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng (3758 5328, 24hr urgent care: 137 1041 3347, www. eurammedicalcenter.com) 康辰国际医疗 , 珠江新城华利路 19 号远洋明珠大厦 北座首层 Guangzhou Elizabeth Women's Hospital 484 Kangwang Zhong Lu, Liwan District (24-hour hotline: 400 886 9268, e-mail: inquiries@eliza.hk) 广州伊丽莎白妇产医院国际医疗中心,荔湾区康王 中路 484 号 United Family Guangzhou Clinic 1/F, Annex Bldg, PICC Bldg, 301 Guangzhou Dadao Zhong (4008 919 191, 24-hr urgent care: 8710 6060) 广州越秀和睦家门诊部 , 广州大道中 301 号人保大 厦南塔副楼首层

DENTAL CLINICS All Smile - Dr. Lu Int'l Dental Clinic Rm 603-604, 6/F, Metro Plaza, 183 Tianhe Bei Lu (24-hour hotline: 8755 3380). Mon-Sat 9am6pm (other times by appointment) 大都会牙科,天河北路 183 号大都会广场六楼 603604 H&H Dental Center 1/F, Mingmen Building, 4 Huacheng Dadao, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (3808 0700, 3808 0729; 24-hour hotline: 139 2516 2826; E-mail: hnhdental@163.com) H&H 牙科中心(嘉茜医疗门诊 ), 天河区珠江新城花 城大道 4 号名门大厦正门首层

HAIR AND NAIL Hair Code 1) 54 Taojin Lu, Yuexiu District (8359 9964); 2) Shop 5A017-18, 5/F, Grandview Mall, 228 Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District (8550 5180); 3) 3/F,South District of Poly Central Plaza, 18 Jianshe Da Ma Lu, Yuexiu Distric (8302 2068) 芭曲,1) 越秀区淘金路 54 号 ; 2) 天河区天河路 228 号正佳广场 5 楼 5A017-18; 3) 越秀区建设大 马路保利中环广场南区 3 楼 Hair Corner L225, 2/F, TaiKoo Hui Shopping Mall, 383 Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District (3808 8338) 天河路 383 号太古汇商场裙楼第二层 L225 号铺 SO’ O LK (Hair Salon) 1) G/F, 545 Binjiang Dong Lu, Haizhu District (3425 7429); 2) Shop 103A, World Trade Centre, 371-375 Huanshi Dong Lu, Yuexiu District (8760 6299); 3) Shop101, 712 Binjiang Dong Lu, Haizhu District (8419 1022); 4) Shop101, Fuli Edinburgh Apartment, 2 Huali Lu, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District(3826 3718); 5) Shop 15 2/F, Chateau Star River Hotel, Yingbin Lu, Panyu District(3479 0641); 6) Shop81-82, G/F, New City Plaza, Olympic Garden, Luoxi New Town, Panyu District(3452 1826); 7) Shop 21, Agile Phase II, Fenghuang Bei Lu, Huadu District(3692 8686) 苏豪路易士,嘉玛发廊,1) 天河区天河北路 366 号 都市华庭 13 铺 ; 2) 越秀区环市东路 371-375 号世 界贸易中心首层 103A; 3) 海珠区滨江东路 712 号 101 铺 ; 4) 天河区珠江新城华利路 2 号富力爱丁堡 公寓 101 铺 ; 5) 番禺区迎宾路星河湾酒店 2 楼 15 号 铺 ; 6) 番禺区洛溪新城奥园城市花园首层 81-82 号 铺 ; 7) 花都区凤凰北路雅居乐二期 21 号铺

fitness True Pilates China China’s First True Pilates China Studio &True Pilates NY Instructor Certification Training Center. Add: 7F/7 Huacheng Dadao, Zhujiang New Town. www.truepilateschina.com (186 2007 6022) 珠江新城花城大道 7 号 7 楼

SPA O Spa Grand Hyatt Guangzhou, 12 Zhujiang Xi Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (8396 1234 ext.3520) 天河区珠江新城珠江西路 12 号广州富力君悦大酒店

EDUCATION INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS Alcanta International College (AIC) 1130 Baiyun Dadao Nan, Baiyun District (8618 3999; 8618 3000; 8618 3666) 亚加达教育机构国际预科部 , 白云区白云大道南 1130 号 . www.aicib.org American Int’l School of Guangzhou (AISG) 1) 3 Yanyu Nan Lu, Ersha Island (8735 3393); 2) 19,Kexiang Road Luogang District,Science Park, Guangzhou (3213 5555) 1) 广州美国人 ,二沙岛烟雨南路 3 号 ; 2) 广州罗岗 区科翔路 19 号

Deron Dental 11/F, Ice Flower Hotel, 2 Tianhe Bei Lu (3886 4821,www.kaiyiyk.com) 德隆齿科诊所,天河北路 2 号冰花酒店 11 层

Canadian Foreign Language School Cambridgshire Garden, Panyu District (39191868 ext. 0) 广州市番禺区剑桥郡加拿达外国语学校,广州市番 禺区剑桥郡花园

Wisdom International Dental Clinic Room 2008-2010, No.2 Hua Li Road. Zhujiang Xincheng (Edinburgh International Apartment) (3877 2897). Daily 9:30am-9pm. 广州维思顿牙科中心,珠江新城华利路 2 号 20082010 (爱丁堡国际公寓)

Canadian International School of Guangzhou Cambridgeshire Garden, Nancun Town, Panyu District (3925 5321) www. cisgz.com 广州加拿大人国际学校,番禺区南村镇雅居乐剑桥 郡花园内 Canadian Internatioanal Kindergarten Agile Garden, Yinbin Lu, Panyu District (8456 6551). 加拿大国际幼儿园,番禺区迎宾路雅居乐花园

Canadian (Mayland) International Kindergarten Mayland Garden, Keyun Lu, Tianhe District (8561 6516) 美林国际幼儿园 , 天河区科韵路美林海岸花园棕林 街 48 号 Clifford School International International Building, Clifford School, Clifford Estates, Shiguang Lu, Panyu District (8471 8273; 8471 1441; 8471 1694) 祈福英语实验学校,番禺区市广路 Guangzhou Huamei International School 23 Huamei Lu, Tianhe District (Tel: 8721 0372). www.hm163.com 广州华美英语实验学校,天河区华美路 23 号 Guangzhou Nanfang International School No.1 South Industrial Park, Yinglong Lu, Longdong, Tianhe District (3886 6952, 3886 3606, Fax: 3886 3680). www.gnischina.com 广州南方国际学校,天河区龙洞迎龙路龙山工业 园南1号 ISA International School Guangzhou Block C2-2, 128 Yuancun Siheng Lu, Tianhe District 广州爱莎国际学校, 天河区员村四横路128号 红专厂创意园C2-2 (8890 0909, info@isaschool. com ) Int’l French School of Guangzhou Favorview Palace, Tianhe District (3879 7324).www. efcanton.com. 广州法国学校,天河区汇景新城 Japanese School of Guangzhou 10 Fengxin Lu, Science City, High-technology and Industrial Zone (Tel: 6139 7023, Fax: 6139 7027). www.jsgcn.com 广州日本人学校,高新技术产业开发区科学城风信 路 10 号

TRAINING SCHOOLS Berlitz Language Training A2G Shengya Business Center, 107 Tiyu West Road, Tianhe (Tel: 3887 9261, 3887 9262) www. berlitz.com 贝立兹中心,天河体育西路107号盛 雅商务中心A2G Eclipse English Education 18D, No.368, Tianhe Bei Road, GZ (Tel:38780382,18922769713) 爱誉英语 , 天河北路 , 368 号 , 18D

BUSINESS BUSINESS CENTER Atlas Workplace 30-32F, Agile Center, 26 Huaxia Road, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District (+86 400 6090 938,atlasworkplace. com) 寰图商务中心,广州市天河区珠江新城华夏路 26 号 雅居乐中心 30-32 楼 Servcorp 54/F, Guangzhou Iconic IFC Tower, 5 Zhujiang Xi Lu (2801 6000) www.servcorp. com.cn 珠江西路 5 号广州国际金融中心 54 层

Mayland International School Mayland International Resort, 168 Shanqian Dadao, Huadu District (3672 8212) 美林湖国际学校,花都区山前大道 168 号美林湖国 际社区

The Executive Centre 1) Skyfane Tower, 8 Linhe Zhong Lu (2831 7244); 2) Rm 702, Building No.1, Taikoo Hui (2886 1555) 1) 德事商务中心,1) 天河区林和中路 8 号海航大厦 10 楼 ; 2) 太古汇 1 座 702 室

Raffles Design Institute 9F, B Tower of Guangzhou Sinopec Building, No.191, Tiyu Xi Lu, Tianhe District. (8350 0760; 400 8332 033) gz.raffles.edu.cn 广州莱佛士设计培训学院,天河区体育西路 191 号 中石化大厦 B 塔 9 楼

HOTEL

St.Lorraine Anglo-Chinese School Riverside Garden, Dashi Town, Panyu District (8458 8252; 8450 7290). www.st-lorraine.com.cn 莱恩英文幼儿园,番禺区大石镇丽江花园 The British School of Guangzhou 983-3 Tonghe Lu, Baiyun District (8709 4788) 广州英国学校 , 白云区同和路 983-3 Utahloy Int’l School www.utahloy.com 1) 800 Shatai Bei Lu, Baiyun District (8720 2019, fax 8704 4296); 2) Sanjiang Town, Zeng Cheng (8291 4691 fax 8291 3303) 广州誉德莱国际学校,1) 白云区沙太北路 800 号 ; 2) 增城三江镇 Yew Wah International Education School of Guangzhou Dragon Lake Resort, National AAAA Tourist Attraction, Huadong Town, Huadu District, Guangzhou (8683 2662 / 400 850 9778) 广州耀华国际教育学校 广州市花都区花东镇山前旅 游大道学而街 9 号 (比邻国家 4A 级旅游风景区九 龙湖) www.ywies-gz.com Yihe Int’l Kindergarten Summer Palace, Tonghe Town, Baiyun District (3623 8230). 颐和国际幼儿园,白云区同和镇颐和山庄

Hotels with the sign of a golden key are members of the Golden Key Alliance. Panyu Dadao,Panyu Chimelong Hotel District (8478 6838, gz.chimelong.com) 长隆酒店 , 番禺区番禺大道 Chimelong Hengqin Bay Hotel Hengqin New District, Zhuhai (0756-299 8888, www. chimelong.com) 长隆横琴湾酒店 , 珠海市横琴新区 Chimelong Penguin Hotel Hengqin New District, Zhuhai (0756-299 3366, www.chimelong.com) 长隆企鹅酒店, 珠海市横琴新区 Chimelong Circus Hotel Hengqin New District, Zhuhai (0756-299 3399, www.chimelong. com) 长隆马戏酒店, 珠海市横琴新区 China Hotel, A Marriott Hotel 122, Liuhua Lu (8666 6888) www.MarriottChinahotel.com 中国大酒店 , 流花路 122 号 Crowne Plaza Guangzhou City Centre 339 Huanshi Dong Lu (8363 8888) 广州中心皇冠假日酒店 , 环市东路 339 号 Crowne Plaza Guangzhou Huadu

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189 Yingbin Dadao, Huadu District (3690 0888) 广州花都皇冠假日酒店 , 花都区迎宾大道 189 号 . www.crowneplaza.com

Shangri-La Hotel Guangzhou 1, Huizhan Dong Lu, Haizhu District (8917 8888, www. shangri-la.com) 广州香格里拉大酒店 , 海珠区会展东路 1 号

Crowne Plaza Guangzhou Science City 28 Ningcai Lu, Central District, Science City (8880 0999) www.crowneplaza.com 广州翡翠皇冠假日酒店 , 科学城中心区凝彩路 28 号

Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich 988 Guangzhou Dadao Zhong, Tianhe District (3883 8888) 广州圣丰索菲特大酒店 , 天河区广州大道中 988 号 . www.sofitel.com

DoubleTree by Hilton Guangzhou 391 Dongfeng Lu, Yuexiu District (2833 7215; 2833 2888) 广州希尔顿逸林酒店 , 越秀区东风路 391 号

The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou 3, Xing’an Lu, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District (3813 6688, www.ritzcarlton.com) 广州富力丽思卡尔顿 酒店, 天河区珠江新城兴安路3号

DoubleTree by Hilton Guangzhou - Science City 18 Shuixi Lu, Huangpu District (3223 8888) 广州汇华希尔顿逸林酒店·科学城 , 黄埔区水西路 18 号

The Westin Guangzhou 6, Linhe Zhong Lu, Tianhe District (2886 6868, www.westin.com/ guangzhou) 广州海航威斯汀酒店 , 天河区林和中路 6 号

DoubleTree by Hilton Heyuan 123 Yuewang Dadao, Heyuan (0762-2298 888) 河源汇景希尔顿逸林酒店 , 河源市越王大道 123 号 Dong Fang Hotel 120 Liuhua Lu, Yuexiu District (8666 9900, www.hoteldongfang.com) 东方宾馆 , 越秀区流花路 120 号 Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou 5 Zhujiang Xi Lu, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District (8883 3888) 广州四季酒店,天河区珠江新城珠江西路 5 号 Four Points by Sheraton Guangzhou, Dongpu 1 Jingying Lu, Huicai Lu, Dongpu (3211 0888) 广州东圃合景福朋喜来登酒店 , 东圃汇彩路菁映路 1 号

The Westin Pazhou Area C, Guangzhou International Convention & Exhibition Center, 681 Fengpu Zhong Lu, Haizhu District (8918 1818, www.westin.com/pazh ou)广州广交会 威斯汀酒店, 海珠区凤浦中路681号广州国际会议 展览中心C区 W Guangzhou 26 Xiancun Lu, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District (6628 6628) 广州 W 酒店 , 天河区珠江新城冼村路 26 号 White Swan Hotel 1 Shamian Nan Jie, Liwan District (8188 6968) 白天鹅宾馆 , 荔湾区沙面南街 1 号

Community

Grand Hyatt Guangzhou 12, Zhujiang Xi Lu, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District (8396 1234 www.guangzhou.grand.hyatt.com) 广州富力君悦大酒店 , 天河区珠江新城珠江西路 12 号 Guangzhou Marriott Hotel Tianhe 228 Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District (6108 8888) 广州正佳广场万豪酒店,天河区天河路 228 号 Hilton Foshan 127 Lingnan Dadao Bei, Chancheng District, Foshan (0757 8306 9999) 佛山希尔顿酒店 , 佛山市禅城区岭南大道北 127 号

Associations Argentina 2405, Teem Tower, 208 Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District (3888 0328, cguan@ mrecic.gov.ar) 阿根廷共和国领事馆 , 天河区天河路 208 号粤海天 河城大厦 2405 单元

Hilton Guangzhou Baiyun 515-517, Yuncheng Dong Lu, Baiyun District (6660 0666) 广州白云万达希尔顿酒店 , 白云区云城东路 515517 号 www.hilton.com.cn/guangzhoubaiyun

Christian Fellowship Hilton Hotel Guangzhou Tianhe , 215 Lin He Xi Heng Lu, Tianhe District (6683 9999) (Foreigners only. Please bring ID) Worship Hours: 10am11:30am.every Sunday. 广州天河新天希尔顿酒店 , 广州天河区林和西横路 215 号

Hilton Guangzhou Tianhe 215 Linhe Xi Heng Lu, Tianhe District (6683 9999) 广州天河新天希尔顿酒店,天河区林和西横路 215 号 www.guangzhoutianhe.hilton.com

Guangdong Int’l Volunteer Expatriate Service (GIVES) Contact Rosaline Yam (8778 2778; givescn@ yahoo.com) www.gives.cn

Langham Place Guangzhou 638 Xingang Dong Lu, Haizhu District(8916 3388) 广州南丰朗豪酒店 , 海珠区新港东路 638 号

Guangzhou Women’s Int’l Club (GWIC) For contact information, visit www.gwic.org

LN Garden Hotel, Guangzhou 368, Huanshi Dong Lu (8333 8989, www.thegardenhotel. com.cn) LN Garden Hotel, Guangzhou, 368 Huanshi Dong Lu, Yuexiu District 广州花园酒店 , 越秀区环市东路 368 号花园酒 店 (8333 8989) LN Hotel Five 277 Yanjiang Zhong Lu, Yuexiu District (8931 0505) 广州岭南五号酒店,越秀区沿江中路 277 号 Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou 389 Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District (3808 8888) 广州文华东方酒店 , 天河区天河路 389 号 Park Hyatt Guangzhou 16 Huaxia Lu, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District, Guangzhou (3769 1234) 广州柏悦酒店 天河区珠江新城华夏路 16 号 Pullman Guangzhou Baiyun Airport Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (3606 8866, www.pullmanhotels.com) 广州白云机场铂尔曼大酒店 , 广州白云国际机场 Royal Tulip Carat Guangzhou 388 Guangyuan Zhong Lu (8396 6866) 广州卡丽皇家金煦酒店,广园中路 388 号 Sheraton Guangzhou Hotel 208 Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District (6668 8888) 粤海喜来登酒店 , 天河区天河路 208 号 Sheraton Grand Guangzhou Huadu Resort Northeast of Shanqian Dadao, Huadu District (3695 3888) 广州花都合景喜来登度假大酒店,花都区山前大道 东北侧

Brazil Rm 1403, 10 Huaxia Lu, R&F Center, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District (02083652236; cg. cantao.itamaraty.gov.br) 巴西驻广州总领事馆, 珠江新城华夏路10号富力中 心1403室 Australia 12/F, Zhujiang New City, Development Centre, 3 Linjiang Lu (Tel: 3814 0111; Fax: 3814 0112) www.guangzhou.china.embassy.gov.au 澳大利亚领事馆,临江路 3 号珠江新城发展中心 12 楼 Belgium Room 0702, 7/F, R & F Center, Unit 2, 10 Huaxia Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (Tel: 3877 2351; Fax: 3877 2353) 天河区珠江新城华夏路 10 号富力中心 7 楼 0702 室 Cambodia Rm 802, The Garden Hotel (Tower), Huangshi Dong Lu (Tel: 8333 8999 - 805; Fax: 8365 2361) 柬埔寨领事馆,环市东路花园酒店大楼 808 室 Canada 801, Office Tower, China Hotel, A Marriott Hotel ,Liuhua Lu (Tel: 8611 6100, Fax: 8667 2401) www.guangzhou.gc.ca 加拿大领事馆,流花路中国大酒店商业楼 801 室 Colombia Unit 12, 36/F No 5, Zhujiang West Road, Tianhe, Guangzhou (8883 4826, cguangzhou@cancilleria.gov.co) 哥伦比亚驻广州总领事馆,珠江西路 5 号广州国际 金融中心主塔写字楼 36 层 12 单元 Cuba Rm 2411, West Tower, Huapu Plaza, 13 Huaming Lu, Zhujiang New Town (Tel: 2238

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2603 / 2238 2604; Fax: 2238 2605) 珠江新城华明路 13 号华普广场西塔 2411 Denmark Rm 1578, China Hotel, A Marriott Hotel, 122 Liuhua Lu (Tel: 8666 0795; Fax: 8667 0315) 丹麦领事馆,流花路 122 号中国大酒店写字楼 1578 室  Ecuador Room 1801, R&F Building, 10 Huaxia Lu, Zhujiang New Town (Tel: 3892 7650; Fax: 3892 7550) 厄瓜多尔共和国驻广州领事馆,珠江新城华夏路 10 号富力中心 1801 室 France Rm 810, 8/F, Main Tower, Guangdong Int’l Hotel, 339 Huanshi Dong Lu (2829 2000) www.consulfrance-canton.org/ 法国领事馆,环市东路 339 号广东国际大酒店主楼 810 室 Germany 14/F Teem Tower, 208 Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District (Tel: 8313 0000; Fax: 8516 8133) www.kanton.diplo.de 德国领事馆,天河路 208 号粤海天河城大厦 14 楼 Greece Rm 2105, HNA Building, 8 Linhe Zhong Lu (Tel: 8550 1114; Fax: 8550 1450; grgencon.guan@mfa.gr) 希腊领事馆 , 林和中路 8 号海航大厦 2105 室 Guangzhou Narcotics Anonymous Meetings: Monday 6.30pm and Friday 7pm. (For help: 188 9857 0042 (French, Chinese & English), 133 3287 0750 (Persian), 185 8876 4470 (English), www.nachina.com) India 14/F, Haichuan Dasha, 8 Linhe Zhong Lu, Tianhe District (8550 1501-05) 印度领事馆,天河区林和中路 8 号海船大厦 14 楼 Indonesia Rm 1201-1223, 2/F, West Building, Dong Fang Hotel, 120 Liuhua Lu (Tel: 8601 8772; fax 8601 8773; kjrigz@public.guangzhou. gd.cn) 印度尼西亚领事馆,流花路 120 号东方宾馆西座 2 楼 1201-1223 室 Israel 19/F, Development Center, 3 Linjiang Dadao, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District (8513 0509) 以色列领事馆,天河区珠江新城临江大道 3 号发展 中心 19 楼 . Guangzhou.mfa.gov.il

Peru Unit 01 on 32/F 5 Zhujiang Xi Lu, Tianhe (Tel: 6184 6244; Fax: 6631 1804) 秘鲁驻广州总领事馆,珠江西路5号广州国际金融中 心主塔写字楼32层01单元 Philippines Rm 706-712 Guangdong Int’l Hotel, 339 Huanshi Dong Lu (Tel: 8331 1461; Fax: 8333 0573) www.guangzhoupcg.org 菲律宾领事馆,环市东路 339 号广东国际大酒店主 楼 706-712 室 Poland 63 Shamian Da Jie (Tel: 8121 9993; Fax: 8121 9995) 波兰领事馆,沙面大街 63 号 Singapore Unit 2418, CITIC Plaza, 233 Tianhe Bei Lu (Tel: 3891 2345; Fax: 3891 2933) 新加坡领事馆,天河北路 233 中信广场 2418 室 Spain Rm 501/507/508 5/F, R&F Center, 10 Huaxia Lu, Pearl River New City (Tel: 3892 7185 / 3892 8909; Fax: 3892 7197). www.maec. es/consulados/canton 西班牙驻广州总领事馆,珠江新城华夏路 10 号富力 中心 5 楼 501/507/508 室 Switzerland 27/F, Grand Tower, 228, Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District (Tel: 3833 0450; Fax: 3833 0453) www.eda.admin.ch/gz 瑞士领事馆,天河区天河路 228 号广晟大厦 27 楼 Thailand Rm M07, 2/F, Garden Hotel, 368 Huanshi Dong Lu (Tel: 8385 8988; Fax: 8388 9567) 泰国领事馆,环市东路 368 号花园酒店 2 楼 M07 室 The Russian Federation 26/A, Development Centre, 3 Linjiang Dadao, Zhujiang New Town (8518 5001 Fax: 8518 5099 (office)/ 8518 5088(visa section)) 俄罗斯联邦驻广州总领事馆 , 珠江新城临江大道 3 号发展中心 26/A United States 43 Huajiu Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (Tel: 3814 5000) http://guangzhou-ch.usembassy-china.org. cn/   美国领事馆,天河区珠江新城华就路 43 号 Vietnam 2/F, Hua Xia Hotel, Haizhou Square, Qiaoguang Lu (Tel: 8330 5911; Fax: 8330 5915) 越南领事馆,侨光路华沙大酒店 B 座 2 楼北部

Italy Rm 1403, International Finance Place (IFP), 8, Huaxia Lu, Zhujiang New Town (Tel: 3839 6225; Fax: 8550 6370) 意大利领事馆,珠江新城华夏路 8 号合景国际金融 广场 14 楼 1403 室

BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS

Japan 1/F, East Tower, The Garden Hotel, 368 Huanshi Dong Lu (Tel: 8334 3009; Fax: 8333 8972) www.guangzhou.cn.emb-japan.go.jp 日本领事馆,环市东路 368 号花园酒店东塔 1 楼

American Chamber of Commerce Suit 1801, Guangzhou International Sourcing Center, 8 Pazhou Dadao Dong, Haizhu District (Tel: 8335 1476; Fax: 8332 1642; amcham@ amcham-sunthchina.org) www.amchamsouthchina.org 美国商会,海珠区琶洲大道东 8 号广州国际采购中 心 1801 室

Korea (Republic) 18 Youlin Lu, Chigang Consulate Area, Haizhu District (Tel: 2919 2999; fax 2919 2980; Guangzhou@mofat.go.kr) 韩国领事馆,海珠区赤岗领事馆区友邻路 18 号 Kuwait 10A-10D, Nanyazhonghe Plaza, 57 Lingjiang Dadao, Zhujiang New Town (Tel: 3807 8070; Fax: 3807 8007). 科威特国总领事馆,珠江新城临江大道 57 号南雅中 和广场 10A-10D Malaysia Rm 1915-1918, 19/F, CITIC Plaza, 233 Tianhe Bei Lu ((Tel: 3877 0765; Fax: 3877 2320) 马来西亚领事馆,天河北路 233 号中信广场 19 楼 1915-1918 室 Mexico Rm2001, Teem Tower, 208 Tianhe Bei Lu (Tel: 2208 1540; Fax: 2208 1539) 墨西哥领事馆,天河路 208 号粤海天河城大厦 20 楼 01 单元

Australian Chamber of Commerce Rm1714 -15, Main Tower, Guangdong International Building, 339 Huanshi Dong Lu (Tel: 2237 2866; Fax: 8319 0765; mail@austcham-southchina.org). www.austcham-southchina.org 澳洲商会,环市东路 339 号广东国际大厦主楼 1714 – 15 室 Australian Trade Commission 12/F, Zhujiang New City, Development Centre, No. 3 Linjiang Lu (Tel: 2887 0188; Fax: 2887 0201; guangzhou@astrade.gov.au) www.austrade. gov.au 澳洲贸易协会,临江路 3 号珠江新城发展中心 12 楼

Netherlands 34/F, Teem Tower, 208 Tianhe Lu, Tianhe Bei Lu (Tel: 3813 2200; Fax: 3813 2299) www.hollandinchina.org 荷兰领事馆,天河路 208 号粤海天河城大厦 34 楼

BenCham, Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg) Chamber of Commerce in China, Pearl River Delta, Floor 34, 208 Teem Tower, 208 Tianhe Lu (155 2118 2708 ). 荷比卢商会 , 天河路 208 号粤海天河城大厦 34 楼 www.bencham.org

New Zealand Rm C1055, Office Tower, China Hotel, A Marriott Hotel, 122 Liuhua Lu (Tel: 8667 0253; Fax: 8666 6420; Guangzhou@nzte. govt.nz) www.nzte.govt.nz 新西兰领事馆,流花路 122 号中国大酒店商业大厦 1055 室

British Chamber of Commerce Unit 2201B, International Financial Center, 5 Zhujiang Xi Lu, Tianhe District ( Tel: 8331 5013; Fax: 8331 5016; events@britchamgd.com) 英 国 商 会, 天 河 区 珠 江 西 路 5 号 国 际 金 融 中 心 2201B

Norway Suite 1802, CITIC Plaza, 233 Tianhe Bei Lu (3811 3188 Fax: 3811 3199) 挪威领事馆,天河北路 233 号中信广场 180 室

Economic & Commercial Office of Spain in Canton Rm503-504, R&F Center, 10 Huaxia


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ou’ve seen it before: a blasé urban bar and brunch spot where friends gather every weekend after noon, indulging in stories of last night’s charades and curing hangovers with a fresh round of mimosas. There’s a solid flow of beats – just loud enough to keep you in party mode – and that hearty English breakfast platter is soaking up just about every care in the world. Such is weekend life for our more fortunate friends in New York, or Sydney, or even Shanghai. For years, we Guangzhouers have lacked the kind of get-you-out-of-bed, default brunch locale that brings everyone together – until now, that is. Since launching its new brunch concept and menu two months ago, The Happy Monk is striving to be that place – the place you stop in anytime between 11am and 4pm on the weekends to see friends and fuel up on a creamy latte, stuffed sausages and glazed figs and bacon over French toast. “We’ve been putting more focus into trying to create a cool brunch culture in Guangzhou – one where people gather socially on the weekends during the daytime in a relaxing environment,” says Jeremy Sargent, founder of all three – soon to be four – Happy Monk locations. The entire menu has seen a makeover, with fresh, enticing options like Americanstyle homemade corn cakes – topped with fried eggs, roast tomatoes, avocado, melted Parmesan cheese and

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black pepper served alongside a house Jalapeno sour cream dip – and the simple but satisfying homemade toast and brioche, accompanied by a dollop of mascarpone and blueberry jam. Every dish includes a complimentary tea or coffee, and the Monk has slashed price tags on glasses of sparkling wine, Buck’s Fizz and Bloody Marys especially for brunch-goers looking to ease into the day. One of the more novel dishes in The Happy Monk’s latest menu edition is the avocado croissant, which combines a nutritious helping of ripe avocado, tomato and – wait for it – cottage cheese! It feels like

forever since this cheesy childhood snack has found its way into a breakfast dish in China. Add a slab of melted Swiss cheese and side of apple slaw to that and you’re a lot closer to heaven than you were five minutes ago. Whether you live in Yuexiu District, Liede area or Zhujiang New Town, it’s only a short taxi or metro ride to the city’s budding new weekend hangout. So stop in, order some bubbly and get comfortable: it’s time to start making the most of your weekends. The Happy Monk, Jianwu

Shop 107, G/F, 29 Jianshe Wu Malu, Yuexiu District 越秀区建设五马路29号首层107铺 (8376 5597)

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The Happy Monk, Happy Valley Shop 124, G/F, Happy Valley Shopping Mall, 36 Machang Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District 天河区珠江新城马场路36号太阳新天地 首层124铺 (3832 5317)

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Lu, Zhujiang New Town (Tel: 3892 7687; Fax: 3892 7685). Office hour: 9am-5pm. 西班牙驻广州领事馆经济商贸处,珠江新城华夏路 10 号富力中心 503-504 室 European Union Chamber of Commerce Rm 2817, Tower A, Shine Plaza, 9 Linhe Xi Lu, Tianhe District (Tel: 3801 0269; Fax: 3801 0275) 中国欧盟商会,天河区林和西路9号耀中广 场A塔2817室 French Chamber of Commerce in South China (CCIFC) Room 802, 8/F, Leatop Plaza, 32 Zhujiang Dong Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (2916 5535) 天河区珠江新城珠江东路 32 号利通广场 8 层 02 单 元 French Trade Commission Rm 803, GITIC, Main Tower, 339 Huanshi Dong Lu. (Tel: 2829 2100, Fax 2829 2101; canton@ubifrance. fr) www.ubifrance.com / www.ubifrance. com/cn 法国驻广州总领事馆商务处,环市东路 339 号广东 国际大酒店主楼 803 室 German Industry and Commerce Room 1903, Leatop Plaza, 32 Zhujiang Dong Lu, Tianhe District (Tel: 8755 2353; Fax: 8755 1889; chamber@gz.china.ahk.de) 天河区珠江东路 32 号利通广场 1903 室 German Chamber of Commerce 1903 Leatop Plaza, 32 Zhujiang Dong Lu, Tianhe District (Tel: 8755 2353; Fax: 8755 1889; chamber@gz.china.ahk.de) china.ahk.de 天河区珠江东路 32 号利通广场 1903 室 Guangzhou Municipal Board for International Investment 7/F, Guangzhou Municipal Affairs Center, 61, Huali Lu, Zhujiang New Town (Tel:3892 0742; Fax:3892 0747) 广州市国际投资促进中心,珠江新城华利路 61 号广 州市政务中心7楼 Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce 23/F, Affiliated Tower A, GITIC, 339 Huanshi Dong Lu (Tel: 8331 1653; Fax: 8331 2295; info@hkcccgd.org) www.hkcccgd.org 香港商会,环市东路 339 号广东国际大厦 A 座 , 附 楼 23 楼 Hong Kong Trade Development Council 23/F, Affiliated Tower A, GITIC, 339 Huanshi Dong Lu (Tel: 8331 2889; Fax: 8331 1081; guangzhou.office@tdc.org.hk) 香港商贸局广州办事处,环市东路 339 号广东国际 大酒店群楼 A 座附楼 23 楼 Italian Chamber of Commerce Rm 948, Office Tower, the Garden Hotel, 368 Huanshi Dong Lu ( Tel: 8365 2682; Fax: 8365 2983) 意 大 利 商 会, 环 市 东 路 368 号 花 园 大 厦 948 房 www.cameraitacina.com Italian IPR Desk Rm 1402, International Finance Place, 8 Huaxia Lu, Zhujiang New Town (Tel: 8516 0140; Email: iprdesk.canton@ice.it) 意大利知识产权项目,珠江新城华夏路 8 号合景国 际金融广场 14 楼 1402 室 Italian Trade Commission Guangzhou office Rm 1402, International Finance Place, 8, Huaxia Lu, Zhujiang New Town (Tel: 8516 0140; Fax: 8516 0240; Email: canton@ice.it ) www.ice.it/paesi/asia/cina/ufficio3.htm,  www.italtrade.cn 意大利对外贸易委员会广州代表处,珠江新城华夏 路 8 号合景国际金融广场 14 楼 1402   New Zealand Trade & Enterprise Rm C1055, Office Tower, China Hotel, A Marriott Hotel, 122 Liuhua Lu (Tel: 8667 0253; Fax: 8666 6420; Guangzhou@nzte.govt.nz) www.nzte.govt.nz 新西兰贸易发展局,流花路 122 号中国大酒店办公 楼 C1055 室

IMPORTED FOOD SHOPS The Butcher Shop No. 110, Bao Lin Yuan, Huajiu Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District (3804 9767, www.parisjie.com) 天河区珠江新城华就路保林苑110号 Corner’s Deli 1) 10, Unit SC-01, Back Street BM, Citic Plaza 233, TianHe Bei Lu (3877 1400); 2) No.60-62, The Canton Place, Qingfeng Jie, Zhujiang New Town (Opposite The Springfied Kindergarten Inside The Business Circle) (3833 9755); 3) 1/F, No.43, Qiaoyi Yi Jie, Tianhe Bei Lu (3881 3919); 4) Golden Lake Garden, Sha Tai Highway, Tonghe Town (8704 4499); 5) 64, Favorview Palace, Wushan, Huijing South Road Tianhe District (3862 7433) 每一角落, 1)天河北路 233 号中信广场 BM 后街 SC-01 单位 10 号铺 ; 2) 珠江新城清风街广粤天地 60-62 号铺 ( 春田幼儿园对面内商圈 ); 3) 天河北路 侨怡苑侨怡一街 43 号首层 ; 4) 同和镇金宝岗沙太公 路 6 公里处右侧(金湖花园内); 5) 天河区五山路 汇景新城汇景南路 64 号

ACCOUNTING FIRMS

HAYAT 1) Shop No. 133, Xingsheng Road, Zhujiang Newtown , Liede ,TianHe District,Guangzhou. 2) Shop 101, No. 43 Jianshe Liu Ma Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou China (Near Garden hotel West Exit) 3) Room 4 Zhaoqing Building No. 304 Huanshizhong Road, Yuexiu District,Guangzhou. 1) 广州珠江新城兴盛路 12 号 133 铺 ( 地铁 5 号线 猎德 C 出口 ). 020-3801 9112 2) 地址 : 广州市越 秀区建设六马路 43 号 101 铺 020-8305 4131 3) 广州环市中路 304 号肇庆大厦 4 号铺 020-8363 1089 135 8056 8124

SUPERMARKETS Carrefour 1) 2-3/F Wanguo Plaza, 40, Qianjin Lu (8426 2633); 2) Kangwang Zhong Lu, Liwan District(8133 7854) 3)Blossom Plaza, No. 1339 Jichang Lu, Baiyun District (3663 7188);4) 3 Henglong Jie, Yuancun, Tianhe District (8564 8472); 5) Jiaxin Commercial Center, 76-80 Gongye Dadao, Haizhu District (8961 1250). 家乐福,1) 前进路 40 号万国广场 2-3 楼 ; 2) 荔湾 区康王中路 600 号 ; 3) 白云区机场路 1339 号百信 广场 ; 4) 天河区员村恒隆街 3 号 ; 5) 海珠区工业大 道 76-80 号家信商业中心 Jusco Basement of TeeMall, 208 Tianhe Lu (8559 2238), daily 10am-10pm; 吉之岛,天河路 208 号天河城广场地库 Metro 1) 351 Huangpu Dadao Zhong, Tianhe District (8393 8888); 2)1/F, Juran Plaza, NO.1518, Jichang Lu, Baiyun Dist. (6283 7600) 麦德龙,1) 黄埔大道中 351 号 ; 2) 白云区机场路 1518 号聚然广场首层 ParkNShop 1) F1-3, Jintian Square, 559-565 Tianhe Bei Lu, Tianhe District; 2)228 Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District; 3) F1-4, Fujing Garden, 68 Xingang Xi Lu, Haizhu District; 4) B1 , GrandBuy Sunny Mall , 2 Baoye Lu, Baogang Dadao , Haizhu District; 5) F1, Hengbao Plaza , Changshou Lu / Baohua Lu, Liwan District 百佳,1) 天河区天河北路 559-565 号金田花苑一 至三楼 ; 2) 天河区天河路 228 号正佳广场 ; 3) 海珠 区新港西路 68 号富景花园一至四层 ; 4) 海珠区宝岗 大道宝业路 2 号新一城广场地下负一层 ; 5)荔湾区 宝华路 133 号恒宝广场二层 PNS City B1, LIT Department Store, 621-625 Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District. 天河路 621-625 号天河娱乐广场负一层

Spanish Chamber of Commerce Rm 1814, 18/F, Guangzhou International Sourcing Center, 8 Pazhou Dadao Dong, Haizhu District (Tel: 3892 7531; Fax: 3892 7530) 海珠区琶洲大道东 8 号广州国际采购中心 1814 室

Taste 3/F, China Plaza, 33 Zhongshan San Lu 中山三路 33 号中华广场 3 楼

PNS International Shop 107, B1, 74 Huijing Bei Lu, Favorview Palace, Tianhe District (3802 8457) 天河区汇景新城汇景北路 74 号 C2 负一层 107 号铺 ;

Tesco 1) B1 Jiarun Plaza, 1419 Guangzhou Dadao Bei, Baiyun District (8727 0188); 2) B1-F4, No.281 Zhongshan Liu Lu (exit at Xi Men Kou metro station), Yuexiu District (2289 7088) 乐购,1) 白云区广州大道北 1419 号佳润广场负一层 ; 2) 越秀区中山六路 281-287 号地下一层至地上四 层(西门口地铁站)

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Eclipse English Education Native English teachers wanted. Competitive pay with flexible scheduling. Free Chinese classes for employees.Tianhe location. 13902273359 or (020) 38780382 Mrs.Wong South China HR English Website (English.job168.com) China's most famous & professional job hunting website 8/F, Nanfang Jingdian Building, No. 198 Tianhe Road, Guangzhou 1/F,Huapu Building, No.104 Tianhe Road,Guangzhou (Tel: 85584676) 南方人才网英文站(english.job168.com) 广州市天河路198号南方精典大厦八楼 广州市天河路104号华普大厦西座一楼

Fresh 1/F, China Hotel, A Marriott Hotel, 122 Liuhua Lu (8666 6888 ext. 2106) 流花路 122 号中国大酒店一楼

China-Philippines Chamber of Commerce Rm 1613, Main Tower, Guangdong International Hotel, 339 Huanshi Dong Lu (8331 1888-71613; Fax: 8331 1983; E-mail: cpcc2005@21cn.com) 中国菲律宾商会,环市东路 339 号广东国际大酒店 主楼 1613 室

Swedish Trade Council in Guangzhou Rm1205, Main Tower, GITIC, 339 Huanshi Dong Lu (Tel:8331 6019; Email: guangzhou@ swedishtrade.se) 广州瑞典贸易委员会,环市东路 339 号广东国际大 酒店主楼 1105 室

classifieds Harris Corporate Solutions Ltd Guangzhou | Shanghai | Beijing | Hong Kong Established since 1972 • WFOE & Rep. Office Set Up • Accounting & Tax Compliance • Payroll, HR & Visa Solutions • Hong Kong & Offshore Company Registration • Hong Kong & China Bank Account Opening Serving all your business needs for investing in China. Call us for a free consultation. Tel: (86)20-8762 0508 Mobile: 135-703-48815 Email: info.gz@harriscorps.com.cn Romeo Lau & Co. work visa, WFOE, JV, RO, HK company, auditing, car rental,driver license. www.romeolawoffice.com Mobile: 13570993252, 020-38865269, dmc_canto@yahoo.com

BUSINESS SERVICES Asiabs & B.string Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai 1) Setting-up HK, BVI and other offshore company 2) Setting-up WFOE, JV, Representative Office in China mainland 3) Accounting, Taxation, HR, Visa & Trading service Tel: 852 8102 2592 /  86 21 58362605       86 10 65637970 Website: www.AsiaBS.com www.Stringbc.com E-mail: info@stringbc.com CENTURY, a Comprehensive Office Services Company 1. Office Relocation, Personal Relocation 2. Second-hand Office Furniture Resell 3. Office Cleaning Services 4. Landscaping/Indoor Plant 5. Carpet Cleaning 6. Pest Control Tel: (86 20) 2816 5345 Email: guangzhou@centuryrelo.com

Cleaning SERVICES Ausca Home Service Specialized Home Service Laundry, Ironing & Cooking Professional Staff training English Customer Service Contact Us: 15323314200 E-mail: 1746651900@qq.com

CHURCH CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Expatriates welcome! Large group multinational, non-denominational expatriate Christians hold English services Sundays 10.00am to 11.30am. Need foreign citizenship proof. Website: www.gicf.net Tel: 137 1043 2474.

MOVING & SHIPPING

Asian Tigers Mobility Is an international relocation specialist started in 1988 handling visa and immigration, orientation, home finding, international, domestic and local moves and settling in services in China. We are FAIM & ISO 9001-2008 accredited, members of the OMNI and FIDI which gives us the global representation. Contact us: Tel:(8620) 8326 6758 / 8666 2655 E-mail: general.can@asiantigers-china.com Website: www.asiantigers-mobility.com AGS Four Winds is leading international moving company offers a full range relocation, moving, and storage services. Our global network of over 300 offices worldwide plus 40 years experience in the moving industry, we know your concerns and have the ability to serve you anywhere in the world. We are FAIM & ISO 9001-2008 accredited, members of the FAIM and FIDI. Contact us for FREE survey and quotation: Tel: +86 20 8363 3735 Email: manager.guangzhou@agsfourwinds. com Website: www.agsfourwinds.com Rayca Moving & Transportation Services With 10 years experience, Rayca provides international, domestic, local moving services & pet relocation service. We can effectively move you anywhere with competitive price! You move, you save! Service hotline: 400-048-9099 Email: info@raycatrans.com Website:www.raycatrans.com

TRAVEL Free N Easy Travel An International Travel Agency in GZ, offers you the most competitive airfares, best discounted hotels worldwide and great getaway packages. Call our Toll free no.800-830-2353 or Tel 3877 2345 or email us at Guangzhou@ fnetravel.com or visit us at our travel center at 218 Sky Galleria, CITIC PALAZA, 233 Tianhe North Road or check for more details at our website---www .fnetravel .com



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