Late Sunday night we heard of an interesting project taking place just on the other side of Nanshan mountain. Shekou resident Casey James is currently working with a team of people to build a Burning Man pyramid right here in Shenzhen.
"My company is called Eco Built Systems. We manufacture pyramids, domes and aquaponic systems. We have this massive art project. Building this 111 foot (34 meter) pyramid. Our contribution to Burning Man is gifting this pyramid. This year it will be largest installation of a themed camp at Burning Man, the largest art festival in the world," Casey tells me during a phone interview.
The pyramid is expected to provide an indoor venue for festival atten ...
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UPDATE: 22:00 7/31/17 - The Heat Wave Warning is no longer in effect.
UPDATE: At 8pm Sunday July 30th, the Shenzhen Meteorological Bureau updated the Heat Wave Warning from Orange to Yellow, stating that warm air will probably affect this area within 24 hours, or is affecting this area where the highest temperature has reached 35°C or above. They advise against working for long periods outdoors and avoiding high temperatures.
The Orange Heat Wave Warning was issued this morning by the Shenzhen Meteorological Bureau at 08:25 for the land areas of Shenzhen, the Western Sea Areas and the Eastern Sea Areas.
Warm air is expected to affect this area within 24 ...
If you're looking for a place to take the kids to help them escape the heat, head on down to the Gateway One Shopping Center across the street from Sea World, where they've installed a mini water park and fun zone.
UPDATE: The Fun Zone area, next to the pool, is now open as well. Tickets are purchased separately. See pricing further down the page.
The attraction is open every day from now until August 15th from 4pm to 9:30pm and features two areas: the pool and a water-free fun zone play area. There is no fee for children to enter the pool; however, it is only for customers of the mall. That means that you need to show them that you've spent money inside the mall first (or you can g ...
Welcome to ShekouDaily's Weekend Newsletter... It looks like we have a beautiful weekend of sunshine ahead of us! There's also lots to do to enjoy this wonderful weather. We've listed out the various events that were shared with us. Have a great weekend!
We'll continue to update this post with events as they come in so check back often.
NOTE: Most of the content below appears in chronological order and "as submitted" by event organizers, promoters or venues, to the ShekouDaily directory. If you'd like to include your events or promotions to ShekouDaily or these newsletters, you may do so for free here.
English Book Fair in Sea Worl ...
Since the new season of Game of Thrones started a couple of weeks ago, many in Shekou have been wondering who will take the Iron Throne.
George & Dragon British Pub, for example, has been packed the last two Mondays as they screen the show for die hard fans; many of whom have read all the books and make guesses as to what will happen next in the show (which, from what we're told, has now gone beyond what the creator has written about in his books). FUBAR Brew Pub has also had good turn outs as they have also been screening past episodes (with subtitles in Chinese) before airing the new episode to catch people up on the show.
However, not everyone is as engulfed in the show. I ...
UPDATE: 2:50 PM - Shenzhen China Merchants Shekou International Cruise Terminal Co. Ltd. has confirmed that all ferry services to and from Shekou will return to normal from Monday morning July 24th.
Shekou Ferry Schedules:
* Shekou to/from the Hong Kong International Airport
* Shekou to/from Hong Kong Central
* Shekou to/from Macau
* Shekou to/from Zhuhai
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UPDATE: All ferry service to and from Shekou have been cancelled for the rest of the day today.
Shenzhen China Merchants Shekou International Cruise Terminal Co. Ltd. has announced that all fe ...
UPDATE: 7:55 PM - All signals and warnings have been cancelled. There will be no further updates to this post.
UPDATE: 3:15 PM - The No. 1 Standby Signal has been issued at 3:10 p.m. by the HKO to replace the No. 3 Strong Wind Signal. By this time, all alerts previously issued by the Meteorological Bureau of Shenzhen had already been lifted as well.
UPDATE: 2:55 PM - Shenzhen China Merchants Shekou International Cruise Terminal Co. Ltd. has confirmed that all ferry services to and from Shekou will return to normal from Monday morning July 24th.
UPDATE: 1:55 PM - The Blue Typhoon Warning by the Meteorological Bureau of Shenzhen is no longer in effec ...
Welcome to ShekouDaily's Weekend Newsletter... Many of us have recently been suffering from Scattered Showers Syndrome. If you're feeling uncertainty about going out because it might start downpouring at any moment, or get confused about how it could start raining when just one minute ago there were beautiful blue skies, don't worry. You're not alone. In fact it's common here in Shekou. Luckily we have many dedicated professionals here that have vowed to put on great parties and events despite the rain and help us overcome this debiliting syndrome. Don't suffer any longer. Read on for a list where to go for treatment. Have a great weekend!
We'll continue to update this post with eve ...
If you're wondering why the police, fire departments and urban management teams crack down on restaurants in Shekou so much, safety.
A massive explosion rocked Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province this morning at 8:40am, according to ahwang.cn. Two people are confirmed dead, with 55 injured, 12 of them seriously.
Watch this compilation of videos showing the explosion itself and the aftermath.