This Weekend in Shekou (August 5-7)

on 08/04/2016 - 08:45 pm

Typhoon NIDA brought us an exciting way to start the week. But if you think that was a big storm, wait til you see the next one! The PRD is about to get hit with a flurry of expats from all over the world. Before it does, however, we have one last weekend to enjoy the lull before the storm. 
 
When and Where to Watch the Olympics
Although the Olympics started with some preliminary games yesterday, the Opening Ceremony isn't until Saturday morning. We've put together a handy list and guide to help pick the best spots the watch the games this month; including opening hours, deals and more. It'll likely be updated as the games progress so be sure to check back often. We've also con ...

'World's Saddest Polar Bear' Exhibited in Guangzhou

on 08/03/2016 - 08:41 am

When you feel like complaining about the heat, at least be thankful you're not Pizza.
 
This poor polar bar, named Pizza, is being exhibited in a shopping center in Guangzhou. Some have found this atrocious and news is spreading quickly online. Netizens have started referring to him as the "world's saddest polar bear".
 

 
The park's deputy manager, Li Chengtang, responded to complaints saying that it's hard to judge the appropriateness of the living space since China doesn't have regulations about such things... In addition, the theme park spends tens of thousands of yuan on Pizza's food, and provides the bear with advanced medical care, Li added.
 
 
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Where to Watch the Rio Olympics 2016 in Shekou

on 08/02/2016 - 04:04 pm

Watch the Rio Olympics 2016 from 9:30am August 4th to 2:45pm August 22nd at more than 13 venues in Shekou!
 
To help you enjoy the games, we've put together this extensive list of the places promising to show them. This list is likely to get updated so please check back often for the latest information!
 
 

 
See below for special offers, phone numbers, addresses and more!
 
If you want to watch from home, click here for CCTV-5's timetable or click here for a daily timetable.
 
Most of these places are also willing to open earlier (or later) if you book ahead of time with a group. Phone numbers are provided below for bookings.
 
NOTE: Pl ...

Rio Olympics 2016 Daily Timetable

on 08/02/2016 - 03:58 pm

For those wanting to watch LIVE Olympic coverage, we've gone through the NBC Live Olympics Stream Schedule and converted all the times to China time to come up with the following start and end times each day. For a complete listing of events, check out their web site here.
 
For a list of places to watch the Olympics in Shekou, click here.
 
All times are in Shekou Standard TIme

August 4th: From 9am to 9pm
August 5th: From 8am to 9pm
August 6th: OPENING CEREMONY at 7am. Games til 3:30pm
August 7th-11th: From 7:30am to 11pm
August 12-14th: From 6:30am to 11pm
August 15th: From 6am to 11pm
August 16th-17th: From 8am to 11pm
August 18th-19th: From 6:30am to 11pm
August ...