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Shenzhen Third Annual Craft Beer Festival
SZ 3rd Annual Craft Beer Festival

For a beer festival which is only in its third year, Shenzhen Craft Beer Festival presented by Bionic Brew gave the distinct impression of experience and longevity.


This year the Shenzhen Craft Beer Festival was held at a new venue – HALO shopping mall and leisure square which is on the border of Futian and Luohu. As you walked into the entrance of the festival you were greeted by friendly volunteers. In exchange for the entrance fee of RMB 80.00 in advance or RMB 100.00 at the door you got a token for one free drink, a beer festival glass to sample your drinks in and keep as a memento, and an exclusive Shenzhen Craft Beer Festival bandana.

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Hospital or Hotel?
A suite at Shenzhen Far East Women & Children's Hospital

Visiting Shenzhen Far East Women and Children’s Hospital is a pleasant surprise. It is probably the most un-hospital-like hospital in Shenzhen, with rooms – and service – more like that of a hotel. No more long queues or needing to wait hours to see the doctor. Here you will be treated efficiently and with respect, whether Chinese or foreign. Read more »

Blu Bamboo - Sports Bar with a twist
Blu Bamboo Sports Bar, Shekou

Put all your preconceptions about sports bars out of your mind. Blu Bamboo Sports Bar is anything but an ordinary bar.


At first glance Blu Bamboo has everything you would expect. Large projector screens and several flat-screen televisions are in various prime locations around the walls showing a variety of different sports, ranging from football to basketball to sailing and everything in between. A well-stocked bar sits pride of place in the centre of the room surrounded by welcoming bar stools, with expertly trained staff waiting to serve you beer, wine, spirits, cocktails or mocktails from the substantial drinks menu. Read more »

Duke's Stunning New Singer
Persona Bell in Duke's

The Langham, Shenzhen, is well known for being one of the most prestigious hotels in Shenzhen.  It has outstanding dining areas and legendary hospitality, as well as high class facilities throughout. The new jazz singer at Duke’s is nothing less than exceptional herself, and she adds something to the atmosphere that you can’t quite put your finger on. Persona Bell is a multi-talented musician, and she will thrill you with her melodic voice and piano playing whether you are dining or savouring the extensive wine cellar.

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New Experience at Eden Garden
Eden Garden

Eden Garden is a rooftop oasis in a city of skyscrapers. Located on the 16th floor of the Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai, it is worth going out of your way to visit. Read more »

[Interview] Paul Dodd - Executive Chef at the Westin, Shenzhen Nanshan
Paul Dodd, Executive Chef at the Westin Hotel, Shenzhen

Executive Chef Paul Dodd has worked in countries all over the world and has brought his extensive experience to The Westin, Nanshan. ShenzhenParty spoke to him about his experience and some of the well-known chefs he has worked with.


ShenzhenParty: Thank you for speaking to ShenzhenParty. You've been at the Westin, Shenzhen, since November last year. How are you finding it in comparison to the previous places you've worked? Read more »

Clarification on Foreigner Registration
Foreign Affairs Officer Jason holding the required documents from Aaron Cannon

There has been a fair amount of speculation and conflicting information in the last couple of weeks about foreigners having to register with police. Aaron Cannon, owner of Chill’s bar and manager of Shekou Pub, has been liaising with Jason, the Foreign Affairs Officer for Shekou police, to get the correct information out to everyone.

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Shenzhen Writers Night
Shenzhen Writers Night

The first event of its kind in Shenzhen, the Shenzhen Writers Night promises to be full of fascinating stories and epic adventures. Come along for free and support local writers.




【Interview】Antonino Scordo - Italian Chef of The Venice Raytour Hotel Shenzhen
Antony Tian, F&B Director, and Nino Scordo, Chef

Chef Antonino Scordo, or Nino as he prefers to be called, is the Italian Chef for The Venice Raytour Hotel Shenzhen.

His pride and joy is Blue Italian Seafood Restaurant on the third floor. This is his passion, his love, and where he spends most of his time while at work. ShenzhenParty was lucky enough to catch him at a less-busy moment to have a conversation and ask him a few questions.

ShenzhenParty: Thank you for speaking to ShenzhenParty. Please tell me a little about yourself. Read more »

【Interview】Kevin Lee - Executive Pastry Chef @ The Langham, Shenzhen
Executive Pastry Chef Kevin Lee

ShenzhenParty: Executive Pastry Chef Kevin Lee, thank you for speaking to ShenzhenParty.

Kevin: Welcome to The Langham.

ShenzhenParty: Thank you very much. First of all I’d like to find out a bit about you. Which part of France are you from?

Kevin: I’m from Paris, in the south-west.

ShenzhenParty: Did you study dessert making in Paris? Read more »

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