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KTV in China

What is KTV?

KTV/卡拉OK (KalaOK) is a staple of Chinese nightlife. Your Chinese friends and work colleagues may invite you out to what is basically a nightclub to Karaoke. You’ll pay for a room usually for at least a few hours and then you get to sing, drink and dance the night away!

My first KTV

I first went to KTV almost 4 years ago. I had just arrived in Nanjing and was still getting used to the culture shock of living in China, when before I knew what was happening a bunch of us were heading out to a KTV. The experience was intense, it started off with our two Chinese friends each singing a Chinese pop ballad extremely well, which would make most people feel nervous.

Luckily for me this was also my first time trying 白酒 (baijiu) – Chinese rice wine, which took the edge off!  Soon we were all mumbling along to the pop songs we knew most of the words to and by the end we were singing full belt to Queen. We left at 5 am, after close to 6 hours of singing. It was one of my fondest memories of my first time in China and since then has become one of my favourite pastimes.

A night out at KTV in Nanjing
A night out at KTV in Nanjing

Some people’s Marmite

Love it or hate it KTV, can certainly make or break friendships. Often the first-time can be nerve-racking, and whether you need some liquid courage or just the support of friends, it’s important that everyone feels relaxed and not judged, as at the end of the day 90% of people don’t have golden pipes! You’ll probably discover who is accepting of other people’s music taste and who presses the skip button when they don’t like something. Most importantly you’re not auditioning for The Voice, so the emphasis is on fun!

What to expect

There is a plethora of choice when it comes to KTV. Sometimes it will be a palatial structure full of mirrors and disco lights, or sometimes it is just a simple affair with a cosier feel. Based on how much you are willing to pay you can book a small room or a huge auditorium with a balcony. You pay for the room, so the more of you there are, the cheaper it will be!

They may provide you with drinks and even food for free. There may be instruments such as tambourines and maracas in the room and even a bar and toilet. KTVs will have Western songs, however the choice may vary from just famous pop songs all the way through to a vast collection of classics!

KTVs in Zhuhai

Usually it is helpful to get a Chinese friend to help you book a KTV in advance, so that you don’t get there and find it is fully booked!

Below is a list of some of the best KTVs to visit in Zhuhai:

  • GTWO 量贩KTV

九州大道西富华里9栋二楼GTWO KT

  • 音乐匣子(Yinyuexiazi)- Music Box

海滨南路7号

  • 星歌会量贩式KTV

石榴岗路3号凯荣都国际大酒店3-4楼(近地铁赤岗站)

  • Ktime量版式KTV

珠海市香洲区拱北迎滨南路摩尔广场二楼

 

Whether you give a heart rending rendition of your favourite ballad or scream into a microphone as you attempt to make up for your lack of pitch, either way it’s going to be a laugh!

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Zhuhai’s Jazz Scene

Jazz. Its past its prime, right? While the mainstream may view jazz as old fashioned and dreary, it ‘s actually constantly evolving. No longer just a feature of dusty records tucked away in dimly lit bars. Both on and off the stage it is increasing in popularity, with R&B favorites like Kendrik Lamar heavily collaborating with the genre and jazz festivals being a common feature of summer in many cities.
A far cry from Kenny G and elevator music, live Jazz now represents a chance to witness something unique. The artists build beats between themselves and vibe off each other to make spontaneous music that excites the audience. In the age of over synthesized vocals and manufactured beats of EDM that build but never drop – no matter how long you bob your head up and down waiting in anticipation – live Jazz is a refreshingly unpredictable alternative.

Zhuhai’s Jazz Bar and Festival

With this in mind, the bustling popularity of Zhuhai’s Jazz bar is understandable. Linked with the contemporary music institute, it boasts extremely talented musicians at the forefront of China’s Jazz music scene. Every Friday and Saturday the house band starts at 9pm and by 10 the crowd spills out of the door onto the street, beers in hand. The band consistently deliver an entertaining show, with guest performers and jamming sessions to keep each night diverse. With an audience of loyal regulars, its a great way to integrate with the community and even meet the band.

Jazz band in Zhuhai

In alliance with the institute, Beishan Hall offers an annual international music festival with a line-up of musicians travelling from all corners of the globe.

This year boasted an intercontinental line up with an eclectic mix of sub genres gracing the stage. Serbian band Eyot known for their breakdown of Balkan beats, gospel inspired Cannobal from Australia, Canadian Academy Award winners Born to be Blue Quartet to name a few. Film, theater and dance also contributed to the stellar program. With the sky and stars as a backdrop, it promises to be a spectacle of talent and soul every year.

jazz festival audience

Zhuhai offers an opportunity to witness how the genre has developed in the east. Amidst the heavy boom of Chinese DJ’s in nightclubs – which are nonetheless an experience not to be missed – the Jazz scene of Zhuhai offers a somewhat smoother alternative for locals and ex-pats alike.

Information

Festival tickets start from CYN180

Festival Website link here.

 

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First Impressions of Zhuhai

My name is Alizée and I am currently doing an internship in Zhuhai through InternChina. At the end of my Bachelor’s degree, my need to explore new horizons automatically brought me to China. It was the most logical choice, being the farthest country and, by all standards, the most different. But after only a week, I already felt right at home. Here are a few of the first things I discovered about Zhuhai.

Alizee Blog PanoInternChina – View from BanZhangShan Mountain

1. Guangdong is the land of the Cantonese

Zhuhai situated in Guangdong, and being so close to Hong Kong and Macau, has quite the Cantonese influence. Along with the language (both Mandarin and Cantonese), comes delicious Cantonese food! It is the most populated province in China, Guangdong’s capital is Guangzhou. It’s hard for me to believe, coming from France where we are 66 million people in total, but Guangzhou hosts over 50 million habitants, in one city only. In comparison, 10 million people live in Paris. These proportions are hard to grasp.

2. Beware of the Karaoke!

Here, it’s called KTV (short for Karaoke TV, as you might have guessed). Basically, you gather all your friends into a private room and sing loudly together. In China, KTV is a cultural institution, suitable for all generations and social backgrounds. The name for us westerners can be quite off putting. Since it is not being broadcasted, why is it called TV ? It originated when new piracy laws from the GATT’s Uruguay round shut down it’s predecessor in 1988, MTV (MovieTV, Netflix’s ancestor). The company, not put off in the least, then simply switched it’s market to a less regulated sector; the music industry, and changed the first M to a K, with little regards for it’s meaning.

My first experience with this strange practice was during my company’s party, reuniting over 30 people from different branches, in a large pandemonium of beer and music. It was quite fascinating to watch my colleagues, usually so assiduous and solemn, turn into such party animals. The classic studious and hardworking stigma that is usually observed, was largely proven wrong during those few hours of letting loose. Unfortunately, knowing no Chinese music, I relied on a good ol’ Beatles song, and got away with it. My second experience was in the home of my host family daughter’s friend. In a smaller setting, it was indeed quite a different mood, and I got to pay greater attention to the meaning of the songs. In order to be prepared, I could advise everyone to learn one famous Chinese song; it’ll make them laugh, and make you practice your pronunciation!

 3. Menu Tasting & Furniture Shopping

 My company is on the verge of opening its new vegetarian restaurant. So for lunch, Juan (another Indonesian intern) and I taste tested the new menu. My personal favourite is the tangyuan, which is the Chinese version of the Japanese mochi, a glutinous rice cake filled with various pastes or nuts. Part of the Japanese Washoku, listed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, it’s Chinese equivalent is just as delicious.

Alizee Blog 4
InternChina – The dishes Alizée tested at for the company’s new vegetarian restaurant

The following day, we went to buy furniture for the new restaurant. On the outskirts of the city lays a vast warehouse-like furniture store, specialized in traditional goods, which is actually composed of multiple little shops. From old locks, to carved doors, to tea tables and stone water fountains, it was quite a delight to the eye.

Alizee Blog 1
InternChina – The furniture hangar (left) & Wesley, Alizée’s manager, testing out a new desk

4. A Peak at the Local Life

 For anyone wishing to truly experience the local life, I can’t insist enough on how great a homestay can be. I was extremely fortunate to intrude into the life of the Kong family. They have welcomed me into their daily routine and have been continuously generous and attentive. They have already promised to come visit me in my hometown, and I really hope they do! Having come to China to experience being a fish out of water, I quickly realized that all human beings are the same, no matter how far apart they seem to be. Sure, the food is different (it’s delicious!) and the language’s structure is arduous to grasp, but in the end, it’s a small world, after all.

5. Oh, one more thing:

 Most public place doors here aren’t outward opening as they are in the west. So don’t look foolish (like I did for a week): open doors as you would in your house, inward.

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Zhuhai’s Ultimate Party Guide

After living in Zhuhai for about 4 months, it seems about time to speak about the after-work possibilities. No matter if you just want to sip a cocktail, have a quiet wine or want to dance to wild electronic tunes, our beautiful city can offer you all of the above!

Bar Street

Location: South, Jida/Gongbei

Being a newbie in the city you cannot miss out on Zhuhai’s 300 meter long bar street 酒吧街 «Jiǔbājiē». As soon as it gets dark, bar street lights up. Here businessmen, yuppies and tourists rub shoulders to enjoy a drink or two, play dice or on occasion rock-paper-scissors at one of the more upscale clubs or dozen open-air bars. If you want to have a taste of the local beer, go for a Haizhu.

88 (Ba Ba)

  • Being the first bar at the corner of bar street it is also the most popular bar in the city. Don’t be shy and join the locals to play a round of dice! The drinks are generally quite expensive there but don’t worry, we also have a solution for that: get yourself a can of beer at one of the shops across the street and enjoy it on one of the benches in front of the bar. 88 is open until 5am 7 days a week.
InternChina - 88 Barstreet Zhuhai Jida
InternChina – 88 on Barstreet

Cohiba (Xi Yang Hui)

  • For a more quiet beer have a seat in the outdoor area of Cohiba or listen to the live singers inside the bar. It can also be a nice break from the electronic sounds of 88. A beer costs roughly ¥20-30.
InternChina - Cohiba Barstreet Zhuhai Jida
InternChina – Cohiba on Barstreet

La Bohemia (桂缘), 珠海市水湾路酒吧街

  • La Bohemia is the first bar on bar street if coming from the North East. Its Latin dance parties on Friday nights are very popular. It is a great place to enjoy Portuguese or Mediterranean food and it also offers a large selection of cocktails and wines.

Casa Pepe

  • This is also a nice place to go if you fancy a quiet wine and some fine dining.

1520 Bar

  • 1520 is one block down from 88 towards the ocean. This bar is similar to 88 but has karaoke/ KTV rooms upstairs.

 

Midtown

Location: North of the City Centre, Lanpu

Midtown富华里«fu4 hua2 li3» is the place to go if you want a night out with a more western atmosphere. Here we recommend A-Club and specifically their outside beer-garden area.

InternChina - Midtown Lanpu Zhuhai Aclub
InternChina – A club in Midtown

Huafa

Location: South-East, Huafa Century City

In this very new and modern district of Zhuhai live most of Zhuhai’s expats. Bars and clubs we recommend you to go to are: The Factory, M2 and MiuMiu.

InternChina - Huafa Factory Zhuhai
InternChina – Factory

Whilst they have live music every Friday, The Factory is still a good place to meet friends to chat and drink, with delicious western food, live music and a round of pool. If you prefer to dance to modern electric sounds like there’s no tomorrow then make the short trip from here to M2 or MiuMiu.

InternChina - Club MiuMiu Huafa Zhuhai
InternChina – Club MiuMiu
InternChina - Club MiuMiu Huafa Zhuhai
InternChina – Club MiuMiu
InternChina - Club M2 Huafa Zhuhai
InternChina – Club M2

With a little bit of luck, you can also spot one or two fancy cars, and even a hello-kitty version of a Ferrari boasting both Zhuhai and Macau license plates:

InternChina - Club MiuMiu Huafa Zhuhai
InternChina – Club MiuMiu

Jida Beach

Location: East Coast, Jida

When the weather is good, which in Zhuhai it often is, at the bars along Jida beach you can enjoy a perfect view over the ocean. The bars are reasonably priced considering their location and have a range of alcoholic beverages and juices on offer. For low-budget travellers we strongly recommend a few “beach beers” which you can get from one of the many small shops around.

InternChina View over Zhuhai Jida Beach (2)
InternChina – View of Jida Beach

Very close to Jida Beach you can find London Lounge, which is a very popular bar amongst expats. Their Chinese as well as Western staff are always ready to crack a joke and also the Open-Mic sessions every second Thursday are worth checking out!

InternChina - London Lounge Zhuhai Jida
InternChina – London Lounge

 

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48 hours in Zhuhai

Perhaps you’ve always wanted to explore more of China, or perhaps you’re just about to spend your weekend in Zhuhai? Then you have just found the perfect 48 hour guide for our beautiful coastal city.
But first, let me give you some general information about Zhuhai:
The city is located in the southwest of China’s Pearl River delta and is still southern China’s best kept secret. Its development from a small fishing village to a Special Economic Zone – SEZ – happened as recently as the 1970’s.

InternChina and The beautiful centre of Zhuhai, Jida, Gongbei
InternChina – The beautiful centre of Zhuhai

Zhuhai has been voted the most liveable and romantic city thanks to its clean air, geographic location and warm climate. The locals are very helpful and even though the language can be tricky you’ll always find a way to communicate. The lingua franca is Mandarin.

Lastly, life is generally pretty cheap and laid-back – especially when comparing it to other Chinese cities. With the bus only costing 2-3 RMB to most locations across the city and an average taxi ride costing 15 RMB, public transport is very reasonable and convenient.

If you want to read more about Zhuhai, click here.

 

SEE

Fishergirl

Location: East coast

  • The Fishergirl is the city’s icon and is based on a legend of an angels descended to earth who turned herself into a fisher girl after falling in love with the beauty of the land and in order to prove her love to a young fisher man called Hai Peng.
  • You can get there by bus No. 9, 99 or the sightseeing bus.
InternChina - Selfie with the Fishergirl in Zhuhai, Jida
InternChina – Selfie with the Fishergirl

New Yuan Ming Palace at Night

Location: North of the city centre, Lampu

  • Make sure not to miss the 圆明新园 (Yuánmíngxīnyuán)
  • It is a partial replica of the Beijing Summer palace covering 1.39 square km and – if you ask me – worth visiting the most in the evening when there are many beautiful lights lit up, impressive stage shows and more activity in general.
  • It hosts a museum and a 80,000 square meters lake.
  • TIP: If you make it there before the sunset, you can take a few stairs up at the Northern side of the park until you reach a viewing platform from where you can look out over the south of Zhuhai and see across the border to Macau. Make sure you get down again before dark as there is no external light around the stairs (speaking from experience here).
  • The park closes at 11pm.
  • To get there take bus 1, 25, 30, or 60.
InternChina New Yuang Ming Palace Zhuhai at night
InternChina – New Yuang Ming Palace
InternChina - Stair at the North Side of New Yuang Ming Palace Zhuhai at Night
InternChina – Yuang Ming Palace Zhuhai at Night

Wetmarket at 5am (for early-birds)

Location: North-east, Xiangzhou

  • Around 5 in the morning the Wet Market is a photographer’s paradise when the fishermen bring in all the fresh fish – ranging from winkles to sharks.
  • If you want to read more, check out this blog.

 

DO

Lover’s road

Location: Along the east coast

  • Right by the Fishergirl and all along the coast from the south to the north is the 情侣路 «Qínglǚlù».
  • While having a leisurely stroll on Lover’s Road you can catch a glimpse of the Fisher Girl and the amazing skyline of Macau.
InternChina - Zhuhai's Lovers Road
InternChina – Zhuhai’s Lovers Road

Hike to the Fishergirl’s husband

Location: central-east, Jinshan Park in Jida

  • If you want to work off Zhuhai’s delicious food, walk up 2000 steps in the wonderful Jinshan Park to reach the famous Fishergirl’s husband (takes about 1 hour).
  • Once you have reached the top, you can enjoy an amazing view over Zhuhai.
  • Alternatively and for a small fee you can take a chairlift up the mountain and the alpine toboggan down.
Fishergirl's Husband Zhuhai Jinshan Park
InternChina – Fishergirl’s Husband
Fishergirl's Husband Zhuhai Jinshan Park
InternChina – Fishergirl’s Husband

Underground market

Location: South (next to the Macau border), Gongbei

If it is your first time in China, you shouldn’t miss out on the labyrinth of underground stores bordering Macau. Here you can satisfy your craving for shopping, but don’t forget to bargain down 50-70% of the original price. Before heading back to daylight, you should try the delicious soup dumplings 龙袍汤包 «long2 pao2 tang1 bao1» at: 拱北口岸地下广场为食街B1310号

InternChina Zhuhai Underground Market Gongbei
InternChina – Underground Market

 

EAT

Zhuhai is famous for its delicious and fresh seafood, but you’ll find mouth-watering food from all over China at the various food stalls and restaurants all over the city. Here our recommendations for breakfast, lunch and dinner:

 

Breakfast:

肠粉 «chang2 fen3»

For breakfast we recommend to try the traditional Changfen, which is served with for instance (BBQ) pork or beef. In the morning you will find food stalls offering the Cantonese speciality all over Zhuhai.

InternChina - ChangFen Breakfast Zhuai
InternChina – ChangFen Breakfast (source)

包子 «bao1 zi3»

Baozi are a very common breakfast in China. For the meat-lovers we recommend 肉包 «rou4 bao1» and for the veggie-fans 菜包 «cai4 bao1», a cabbage baozi. Similar to the Changfen you can find it throughout the whole city.

InternChina Zhuhai Meet Baozi
InternChina – Meet Baozi

Holiday Inn

Location: south east, Jida.

If you want to spend a little more on your breakfast, you can go to the Holiday Inn hotel. Breakfast for none hotel guests is ¥60 and the buffet offers Western, Japanese and Chinese dishes

 

Lunch:

May Flower Dim Sum Restaurant

吉大皇朝五月花大酒楼 (Ji2 da4 huang2 chao2 wu3 yue4 hua1 da4 jiu2 lou2)

Location: East, Jida

InternChina Dim Sum Restaurant Zhuhai Jida
InternChina – Dim Sum Restaurant

At this restaurant you can either enjoy a delicious breakfast, brunch or lunch. It is very close to the Fishergirl so we recommend combining the two! A must try: Dim Sums 飲茶 « yum cha ». To get there take bus 9, 25 or tell the taxi driver to bring you to: Wu2 Yue4 hua1 Da2 Jiu3 Lou2.

Address: 珠海香洲区情侣中路49号日东广场3楼(海滨泳场附近)

 

Lanzhou Noodles
兰州拉面餐厅(lan2 zhou1 la1 mian4 can1 ting1)

We often refer to it as Muslim Noodles as they are traditionally handmade and Muslim owned. It is a cheap and filling snack found everywhere in the city.

 

Dinner:

Hunan Restaurant

珠海湖南人小龙虾美食广场 « Zhu1 Hai3 Xiao3 Long2 Xia1 Mei3 Shi2 Guang2 Chang3 »
Location: Central East, Jida

InternChina - Hunan Restaurant Zhuhai Jida
InternChina – Hunan Restaurant
InternChina - Hunan Restaurant Zhuhai Jida
InternChina – Hunan Restaurant

This patriotic Chinese restaurant is a great place for dinner and an absolute must-see whilst you’re in China! The fiery waiters in military uniforms will serve you a range of delicious, spicy Hunan cuisine:

Must-try:

  • «Hong2 shao1 rou4» 红烧肉 (fatty pork – Chairman Mao’s favorite dish)
  • «Gan1 guo1 tu3 dou4 pian4» 干锅土豆片 (potato dry pot)
  • «Yao1 guo3 ji1 ding1» 腰果鸡丁 (chicken with cashew)
  • «Shuang1 she4 duo4 jiao1 yu2 tou2» 双色剁椒鱼头 (red & green pepper fish head)

Address:吉大海滨南路9号loft时代商务园

 

Waizai Seafood Street

珠海香洲区湾仔海鲜街 «wan1 zai3 hai3 xian1 jie1»

InternChina - Wanzai Seafood Street Zhuhai
InternChina – Wanzai Seafood Street

This is THE place to go in Zhuhai for seafood-lovers. For a very low price you’ll find all kinds of crabs, oysters, prawns and fish. And if you’re feeling fancy, have a Doomen Peerly Crab (not for low-budget travellers!).

After you have bought your fresh seafood you choose one of the restaurants on the opposite the food stalls, which will be happy to prepare your dinner for you! To read more, check out the Wanzai Seafood Street blog.

 

Drink & Party

No matter if you just want to sip a cocktail, have a quiet wine or want to dance to wild electronic tunes, Zhuhai can offer you all of the above!

Bar Street

Location: South, Jida

Being a newbie in the city you cannot miss out on Zhuhai’s 300 meter long bar street 酒吧街 «Jiǔbājiē». As soon as it gets dark, bar street lights up. Here businessmen, yuppies and tourist enjoy a drink or two, play dice or on occasion rock-paper-scissors at one of the more upscale clubs or dozen open-air bars: 88 (Ba Ba), Cohiba (Xi Yang Hui), La Bohemia (桂缘), 珠海市水湾路酒吧街, Casa Pepe, 1520 Bar and a lot more.

Other nice areas in the city to have a drink are Midtown 富华里«fu4 hua2 li3», Huafa  华发商都 «hua2 fa1 shang1 du1» and Jida Beach! If you want to have a taste of the local beer go for a Haizhu.

InternChina - View over Jida Beach in Zhuhai
InternChina – View over Jida Beach

To find out more about Zhuhai’s nightlife, click here.

 

SLEEP

To find a place to stay for a reasonable price we recommend to have a look on ctrip. Here we already prepared a link with filters for you! J Be aware that some hotels are for Chinese only. Most budget travellers find their way to one of the cheaper hotels (¥160-¥230) located in the Gongbei district as it very central. If that is still out of your price range have a look at hotels in Xiangzhou, Tangjia or Jinding (Tangjia and Jinding are in the very north of Zhuhai). Prices here range from ¥80 to ¥120

 

InternChina - Jintai Temple Doumen Zhuhai
InternChina – Jintai Temple Doumen

Other activities to consider:

  • World’s biggest Aquarium Themepark – Chimelong (only if more than 48hrs in ZH)
  • A trip to the Jintai Temple in Doumen and the Imperial Hot Springs.
  • One of Zhuhai’s many islands.

 

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Zhuhai – Romantic, Green, Clean

Zhuhai – Romantic, Green, Clean
What most foreigners and local Chinese may have already known for a long time has finally become a reality. Zhuhai has officially been voted the most livable Chinese city. According to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Zhuhai bested Hong Kong in the overall ranking. The ranking consisted of criteria like environmental factors, housing prices and economic competitiveness. Just watch some of these photos taken by our interns.

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It is not only the relaxed vibes you experience in Zhuhai, but also the overall slower pace of life compared to hustling and bustling cities like Guangzhou or Shanghai. The city is unbelievably green and thousands of palm trees cast their shadow over “Lover’s Road”, the beautiful coastline within the city.

Zhuhai’s coastline itself is amazing enough, while being a small city even for European standards, there are astonishingly 690 kilometers of coastline belonging to the city. While there is usually a lot of bad news about air quality in China with hazy pictures of smog in the news, Zhuhai is ranked 10th in terms of air quality in China overall. Blue skies and beautiful clouds generate aholiday feeling all year round.

If that was not enough, there are no less than 146 beautiful islands belonging to the city. Imagine that you can make a trip to a tropical paradise island every weekend if you wanted to. Most of these islands are protected by the government to keep them beautiful and green in the age of ever-growing tourism. Zhuhai itself already gives you the feeling of living in one of these tropical paradises.

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Zhuhai has its own flair, established as a city only in 1979, it was one of the first Special Economic  Zones after the opening of China. In this regard, Zhuhai is an incredibly young and modern city that attracts a lot of young skilled workers from all over the country.

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The proximity to Hong Kong and Macao also make the city one of the major tourist destinations in the region. People working in Hong Kong or Macao and other travelers take advantage of the convenient transportation systems and the chance to spend some free time relaxing in this lovable hidden gem.

With an annual average temperature of 22°c, you can imagine that most Zhuhai residents have never experienced snow in their life and most months of the year have a very comfortable and relaxed climate. Have a look at this little video we made for you.

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Going to Shenzhen: A how-to Guide!

Going to Shenzhen: A how-to guide!
For all the people coming to visit Zhuhai, there are certainly a lot of interesting cities and places nearby. Of course there is Hong Kong and Macao, as well as Guangzhou, which all are amazing places with colonial history. As most people know Macao was a former Portuguese colony and Hong Kong belonged to the British colonial empire. Guangzhou also has a rich history of French and British concessions in the 19th century. While these cities are certainly very interesting and unique, few western people know about Shenzhen.

Have a look at this bird-eye video of Shenzhen!

Zhuhai is basically the mainland Chinese sister of Macao, located directly at the Macao border. Shenzhen on the other side of the Pearl River Delta is the mainland sister of Hong Kong. Shenzhen has become one of the fastest growing cities in Asia as well as one of the youngest cities in the whole world. In the year 1979, there were merely about 30.000 people living in the city. Today there are approximately 13 million people living in this fast expanding metropolis. Shenzhen is also becoming more and more like a Chinese version of Silicon Valley. Most Software and Technology companies have their seat in Shenzhen and the majority of the Chinese technical device production is located near Shenzhen. Actually, most of the technical devices you own probably originated there. It is an incredibly young city which attracts young skilled workers from all over China. So if you come to Zhuhai for an internship, make sure to pay this awesome city full of hustle and bustle a visit.

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How to get there?

The most convenient way to travel from Zhuhai to Shenzhen is the ferry from Jiuzhou port. The Ferry usually arrives every 30 minutes which makes travelling very comfortable and the ticket price is 115 RMB, also not very expensive.  Make sure to watch our video tutorial for taking the ferry following this link. The staff at the ticket counter usually speak English, but if you are not sure that they understand you, just show them these Chinese characters蛇口港站.

You can review the ferry schedule here.  Also check out our video tutorial about travelling to Shenzhen clicking here.

Once you arrive at Shenzhen Shekou port, there is a metro station right in front of the port that can take you directly into the city center. Make sure to have some 1 RMB coins or 5 RMB notes, because those are the only ones that work at the ticket machines.

Another possible way to go to Shenzhen is via the bus, which is a little cheaper but takes a lot longer than the ferry and is not as convenient.  Have a look at the schedule and prices here. There are several bus stations in Zhuhai, so you can select a bus station that is near your accommodation.

If you have any questions about planning your travels during your internship with us in China, do not hesitate to contact our staff and we will gladly help you.

 

 

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IC Zhuhai Trip to Yangshuo

IC Zhuhai Trip to Yangshuo
Our faces were all a little gloomy when we saw the weather forecast for the weekend; the weather app told us that we would be spending our whole trip in the rain. Well, the weather app was a liar and we had awesome sunshine throughout our whole trip!

We started our journey on a beautiful Friday morning from the new Yuan Ming Palace in Zhuhai. Early in the morning everyone was still a little sleepy but already very excited about our next adventure. We shared our bus with a Chinese tourist group and a crazy Chinese tour guide, whose name I am still unable to pronounce. Most of us took the chance to sleep in the bus, while the rest were enjoying the stunning landscape of Southern China.

In the afternoon we arrived at the Li River, the famous Symbol on the 20RMB bank note. We then embarked on motorized bamboo rafts and headed into one of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen in my life.

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After we spent some hours at arguably the most memorable and beautiful scenic spots of the whole of China, we drove off to Yangshuo city to check in to our hotel. The Hotel was small, clean and very modern so we quickly headedout to an awesome dinner with our Chinese tourist friends. In the restaurant we ate the famous local “Beer Fish” specialty. Having finished the Beer Fish, the night slowly went into some more beers and some more Baijiu and we headed off to the awesome Yangshuo nightlife. You can’t believe the pure masses of people being in such a small city and the lively and happy atmosphere everywhere around you.

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After dipping into various areas, we settled in an internatinoal rock climbing bar, where the office manager of IC Zhuhai Paul Bailey offered to play some songs , assisted by his fellow singing interns. (Internal footage of that awesome singing on request…)

The next day we headed to the Yu Long River and had a very romantic tour on a small bamboo raft. “Romantic” would not be sufficient to describe the scenery and atmosphere of this place. As we arrived, we headed to a beautiful park which was the setting for one of the most romantic Chinese movies, “Sister Liu”. Having had an awesome local dinner after that, we visited the famous Silver Cave, one of the biggest and most beautiful caves in China and perhaps the whole world.

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We were starting to get a little tired, but we still continued to enjoy the exciting and beautiful nightlife of Yangshuo for a second time and there surely will still be some stories told in a few years about this great trip. The way home on the next day was somewhat a quiet affair after one hell of a great night.

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