Jiahua Bridal Jewellery Building, Shenzhen

Jiahua Bridal Jewellery Building

August 31, 2013

Jiahua Bridal Jewellery Building (嘉华婚爱珠宝大楼), Shenzhen. An eye-riveting display of wedding theme using both Chinese and western elements, eg. the auspicious Chinese wedding wishes such as ” 白头偕老” (which means “To be in conjugal bliss till hoary-headed”, which can also be taken to mean “Till death do us part”), 喜喜 (the matrimonial double happiness), and […]

An Evening At Book City

August 30, 2013

Shenzhen Book City, Futian branch. In the evening, aerobicize groups fill the park at the front of Book City.

Shenzhen University and Electric Bikes

August 30, 2013

Shenzhen University. A sizeable campus. Students use electric bikes for commuting within the campus. More university photos here.

24-hour Self-Service Library

August 30, 2013

The 24-hour Self-Service Library, developed independently by Shenzhen, provides the following services: Application for a reader’s card Borrowing/Returning books OPAC search and digital resource access Renewal/ Pre-paid Fees and Charges Reserve service Electronic information service As of 2010, 140 machines have been installed in residential areas throughout the city. The choice of books is of […]

Shenzhen Library Inside and Out

August 30, 2013

Shenzhen Library, located near Lianhuashan, occupies an area of 29,612 m2 with a constructional area of 49,589 m2. The library holds 2,450,000 volumes of books and periodicals, provides 2,500 reading seats and can receive 8,000 readers per day. The use of glass wall, together with the fact that it is free of partition, creates an […]

One of Shenzhen’s Favourite Pastimes, Kite Flying

August 30, 2013

One of Shenzhen’s favourite pastimes, kite flying. The most popular venue for this activity is Lianhuashan kite-square, but the adjacent bookmall roof is also a popular spot. Bijiashan Park is another place where kite flyers frequent.

Shenzhen Lawn Bowls Green

August 29, 2013

Shenzhen Lawn Bowls Green, within Bijiashan Park. A venue for China Lawn Bowls Open Championship.

Shenzhen’s Values and Mottos

August 29, 2013

The 10 values and mottos that formed Shenzhen’s foundation Time is money, efficiency is life Empty talk endangers the nation, practical work brings prosperity Dare to become the world’s first Reform and innovation are the root and soul of Shenzhen Let Shenzhen be respected for its enthusiasm for reading Innovation encouraged and failure tolerated Fulfilling […]

Why did you come to Shenzhen

August 27, 2013

Everyone came to Shenzhen for a reason. What’s yours? (“每个来深圳的人都有自己的理由, 你为什麼来深圳”) Yes, everyone has his or her own reason, be it pragmatic or romantic. And there’s saying that goes: “You are a Shenzhener once you come here” (“来了,就是深圳人”) Being China’s largest migrant city with the youngest population, Shenzhen has its own charm.

Guanlan Print Artists Village II

August 26, 2013

Guanlan Print Artists Village (观澜版画村) Guanlan Print Artists Village is located near the famous Mission Hills Golf Course in Guanlan town, Bao’an District, Shenzhen. Many local and foreign artist in residence establish their studios and workshops at traditional Hakka houses there. It is open to the general public. More …