96 Results in category Shekou News

Shenzhen's Ambitious New Plans To Ease Traffic Unveiled

on 01/14/2018 - 05:59 pm

China Merchants Shekou Holdings unveiled plans on Friday to ease the often congested traffic conditions heading into and out of Shekou. The announcement for improving what they refer to as an important part of the transportation network of Hong Kong and Guangdong includes plans to reconstruct the expressway on Wanghai Road and the latest forecasts for completion of the new Metro lines across Shenzhen. Both of which are expected to significantly improve the business environment of the area.

The plans of reconstructing Wanghai Road, drawn up by the Transportation Commission of Shenzhen Municipality, have been officially completed and made public and are expected to be executed soon. A ...

38 Arrested in Shekou-Hong Kong Smuggling Operation

on 01/06/2018 - 07:11 pm

Before daybreak Friday, police intercepted a Shekou-bound fishing boat off Lau Fau Shan in northwest Hong Kong, near Mai Po nature reserve. Inside the boat police found a woman hidden in a secret compartment under a toilet on board the 13-meter-long boat.

Wong Chun-Yip of the Hong Kong Marine Police said intelligence indicated the gang used fishing boats to smuggle illegal Chinese immigrants between Shekou and Hong Kong; a roughly half hour journey. 38 people have been arrested so far. Wong believed the syndicate had been working for one month and that it had been smashed.

Police said the boat’s secret compartment, measuring 4m by 1m by 1.5m, is believed to have stored up to five ...

A Special Thanks... and a look back at 2017

on 12/31/2017 - 12:09 pm

As the year draws to a close, we'd like to take a moment to thank you, our readers for another wonderful year. In 2017, we saw a 50% increase in our readership compared to last year!

We've had an increasing number of contributors as well that have helped us towards our mission of helping English-speakers live happy, healthy and prosperous lives in Shenzhen. We've also been fortunate enough to partner with a growing number of local businesses and supporters to help bring great events to the community, and continue to grow our free community directory and newsletters that share English-Language news and resources.

We'd also like to extend a special thanks to the Shekou Angels, members of ...

CAPTURED! Brave Workers Remove 4-Meter Snake from Shekou Hillside

on 12/20/2017 - 06:13 pm

After reports of a massive snake being spotted in Shekou yesterday government workers took to the hills to find the elusive animal.

Eye witnesses reported seeing what looked like a massive snake weighing more than 100kg. That was supposedly the second time; the first time being back in 2006.



At around 4pm today, reports and photos began emerging of what looks like six brave workers from the city's Wild Animal Protection Department capturing the snake and carrying it off.



It's unclear where the snake was taken too; however, witnesses were answered with "somewhere safe," with some comments mentioning it may be going to a zoo.



In this video, it takes seven men to hold t ...

Massive 100kg Snake At Large in Shekou Hillside

on 12/19/2017 - 07:00 pm

UPDATE: The snake has been captured! Click here for details.

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A massive snake was spotted sunbathing this afternoon on the hillside of the Shekou Gas Depot near the Dongjiatou Metro Station.

Eye witnesses are saying on WeChat that the snake looked to weigh at least 100kg. They also mentioned that they believe there may be more than one. Another massive snake like this was supposedly previously spotted back in 2006 without capture.



The snake escaped into a hole in the ground so take care of your pets if you're in the area.

Second Fire in a Year at Milan Apartment Complex in Shekou

on 10/02/2017 - 03:25 pm

At 2:08pm we started receiving photos and videos from our readers of a second fire this year at Milan Gong Yue apartment complex, near the Shekou Bus Station.


Video Credit: Jim F.

The last one happened on March 11th. Apparently, this fire started around 2pm.

Photo Credit: Jim F.



We first started hearing sirens around 2:15pm. At 2:20pm, we could see two firetrucks heading towards the fire down Wanghai Lu, then a few minutes later going up GongYuan Nanlu.




Witnesses tell us they saw the first trucks arriving around 2:25pm.


Photo Credit: Trev


Photo Credit: Trev
 
By 2:25pm, there was much less smoke coming from the building and sirens coul ...

Monday Civil Defense Sirens: What You Need to Know

on 09/17/2017 - 05:47 pm

The Shenzhen Municipal Government has advised city residents that at 11am Monday September 18, 2017, the city will be conducting a test of their emergency management system by blaring air raid sirens.

The test will last for 15 minutes as the city sounds three variations of civil defense siren sequences. The interval between each alarm is three minutes.

Early Warning Alert: Signifies a likely attack is about to take place. Consists of a 36-second high-tone followed by a 24-second stop time. 3 cycles as a period.
Air Raid Sirens: Signifies an attack is imminent. A 6-second high-tone followed by a 6-second stop time. 15 cycles as a period.
Post Raid Warning:&nbs ...

IMPORTANT: Limited Water in Shekou for 14 hours Tonight! Take Precautions.

on 09/12/2017 - 01:39 pm

The Shenzhen Water Group (Shekou Branch) has announced that due to contruction of Metro Line 9, they will lower the water pressure of pipes leading into Shekou from 10pm Tuesday September 12th to 12 noon Wednesday September 13th.
(Correction: Wednesday's date has been fixed to 13th from the previous date error of 14th.)

That means that for 14 hours people higher than ground floors may have trouble getting any water!

Please take the necessary steps to ensure you have enough water during that time.

If you have any questions or problems you can call 8213.7777 or click here for a list of emergency numbers.

Apartment Fire Causes Saturday Morning Evacuation in Shekou

on 09/09/2017 - 03:37 pm

I was woken up by smoke shortly after 8am Saturday morning September 9th. Within seconds my wife ran in with the kids in tow yelling for us to leave the apartment because there was a fire below us. We live in Building 3 (丰润阁/fengrunge) of Sea Dynasty, 海尚国际/Hai Shang Guoji in Shekou. We hit the fire alarm in the hall on our floor and immediately made our way to the stairwell.

While rushing down the stairs we encountered a lady, hysterical, clutching her laptop in her arms. She wouldn't leave and kept screaming for help. It was her apartment on fire. She didn't want to leave her apartment and belongings behind. Some of those belongings being goods she was storing for sale online; which some ...

Brownouts Hit Shekou on Hottest Day of the Year So Far

on 08/22/2017 - 12:09 pm

At 7:30 pm last night, the lights went out all across the Coastal Rose Garden 2 community.


Photo Credit: Aaron Cannon of Chill's World Famous Hot Dogs & Hamburgers.


Photo Credit: Aaron Cannon of Chill's World Famous Hot Dogs & Hamburgers.

The Coastal Rose Garden 2 outage was followed by a similar outage at the Sea Taste Community across the street about an hour later.


Photo Credit: Aaron Cannon of Chill's World Famous Hot Dogs & Hamburgers.
 
The brownout is believed to have been caused by excessive power usage as a result of extreme heat on Monday. According to Hong Kong Environmental Protection Deparment, yesterday was the hottest da ...