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In Memory of Harry Cochran
Harry Cochran

Harry Cochran passed away on July 14, 2013 while riding his bike with his wife Jin Lan in Shekou.  Harry, a longtime resident of Shekou having moved here in March 2005, lived at Rose Garden 2 and of course like many American expats, had family and friends both here and in the USA.  

Harry leaves behind his wife in China, and in America two Daughters whom he loved dearly and five Grandchildren, our thoughts are with them and all his family at this time.

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The Origin of Luxurious British Afternoon Tea

Talking about “afternoon tea”, inevitably, British afternoon tea, as the quintessence of British tradition, would be first mentioned. In English society, it is a regal affair and there is a strict etiquette that is adhered to. Participating in this social rite in England is a one of its kind type experience. Read more »

Hong Kong Gets Ready for American Rock Sensation - The Smashing Pumpkins Live in Hong Kong

American alternate rock outfit The Smashing Pumpkins is ready to rock Hong Kong this summer! The Smashing Pumpkins Live in Hong Kong 2013 will be held on 13 August 2013 at AsiaWorld-Expo. Read more »

The Biggest French Food and Wine Festival in Hong Kong is Back !
Le French GourMay

For the fifth consecutive year, Le French GourMay will offer the people of Hong Kong and Macau one whole month to discover the best of French wines and gastronomy. By providing dedicated menus to match with French wines, wine tastings, promotions and workshops, Hong Kong and Macau restaurants, Michelin-starred chefs, as well as wine importers and distributors will dedicate the entire month of May to celebrate this festival.
Each year, Le French GourMay honors the wine from a different region of France, and in 2013, Bourgogne will be the focus. Read more »

Langham Place Brand Launches in North America

On May 7, 2013, Langham Place, Fifth Avenue will officially join the New York City luxury hotel landscape when Langham Hospitality, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Eagle Group together with its fellow subsidiary, take over the management of The Setai Fifth Avenue, located at 400 Fifth Avenue Read more »

Chef Tan Guo-sheng Joins T’ang Court

In order to ensure T’ang Court is the most respected restaurant in the city for Cantonese delicacies, The Langham, Shenzhen recently hired Chef, Tan Guo-sheng, as Executive Chef in Chinese Cuisine. With extensive experience in the F&B industry, Chef Tan has worked with gourmet food for over 30 years, having served in numerous luxurious international chain hotels and high-end private clubhouses throughout the world. While working in Manila, he cooked for the heads of state of various countries from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. His loyal supporters include the former president of the Philippines and his friends and relatives, as well as royalty from the United Arab Emirates, who especially favour his Chinese cuisine. Read more »

Experience the Sunday Semi Brunch Buffet at Duke's

Last Sunday, we went to check out the new style brunch at Duke's, The Langham, Shenzhen. Main course menu offered sumptuous selections and could be extended to a-la-carte choices of lobster, caviar, and pan fried goose liver at a discounted price. With CNY 400 you can enjoy unlimited serving of wine and beer, soft drinks and juices. If you are a champagne lover, only CNY 688  you can enjoy a flow of champagne! What's more, children under 12 years old can enjoy 50% discount. Here is the video about the brunch tour. Read more »

One Year Anniversary of UFE Shenzhen

UFE Shenzhen has blown out its first candle on Thursday the 11th, at the Spring’s new location in Shenzhen. Over 320 guests made the trip from South China (Shenzhen, Guangzhou...) and even Hong Kong and Shanghai!

During the evening, everyone had the opportunity to enjoy the colorful buffet bridging Vietnamese and French traditions prepared by the Spring Lounge chefs complete withmains and pastriesthat complimented a friendly and vibrant atmosphere! 

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Duke's, An Effortlessly Stylish Wine and Grill Restaurant

Located on level 3, the effortlessly stylish Duke’s Wines and Grill evokes plenty of continental charm complemented by luxurious modern touches. With the sophisticated European cuisine, a largest wine cellar in the city, as well as live jazz vibe and contemporary arts, Duke’s is the perfect place to see and been seen in Shenzhen.

Sporting dark wood panelling, polished hardwood flooring, fine carpets, and studded leather couches, the restaurant and wine bar resembles a classic, private continental club. A gleaming wood stairwell leads upstairs to a luxurious private wine tasting room that is ideal for small gatherings and special functions. Wine tastings can be tailored to suit any occasion. Read more »

Win Free Tickets to Coheed and Cambria Live in Hongkong
Coheed and Cambria

Answer the following question to win tickets to see Coheed and Cambria, Live in HongKong set up by Your Mum


What is the name of the Chocolate and Flower Shop in The Langham Hotel?

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