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Exploring Guangzhou – Top 10 Spots

The provincial capital of Guangzhou is a megalopolis that combines old and new in fascinating ways. No matter if you are a history buff, or simply looking for place to spend a leisurely weekend, there are many fun and interesting options available. Here is a list of our top 10 must-go places. Please note that this is a big city, so planning your trip to each of these spots requires attention to transport details. Klook.com is our favorite, and they have affordable chauffeured tour options. You can do day-trips, now that high-speed train links make it easier, but we wouldn’t suggest it: better to take your time with hotel bookings and stay at least one night – or more.

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Exploring Shenzhen — Top 10 Spots

Shenzhen is a young city with a lot of entertainment options. It has a reputation as “City of Creation and Fashion”. From wild beaches to amazing theme parks, there is something for everyone here. Following is a brief guide to the 10 must-go spots.

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Lionsgate Entertainment World: Be The Hero!

The Hunger Games are coming to a neighborhood near you.

This week saw the opening of Lionsgate Entertainment World, Asia’s first movie-themed vertical theme park. But you will never guess where it is: in Hengqin, the future Orlando of China.

The park is part of a much bigger resort being built in Hengqin, not far from the special economic zone’s new border crossing into Macau. Novotown, as the project is called, will start opening in phases, with Lionsgate coming shortly before the rest of Phase 1 opens in the second half of this year. 

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Wynn Macau reveals plans for $2b Crystal Palace

Even without its namesake founder at the helm,casino operator Wynn Resorts can still pull off ambitious property designs. The company announced on Wednesday plans for its US$2 billion expansion of Wynn Palace, its casino resort on Macau’s Cotai Strip, which included non-gaming assets such as a “270-degree fully-immersive entertainment theater”, a world-class art museum and a luxury food hall that offers regional Asian delicacies. 

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LKF coming to Shekou

One entrepreneur who is clearly thinking about where the region’s youth will be basing themselves is Allan Zeman. According to Chinese media, Lan Kwai Fong is coming to Shekou, in a new large-scale project being built by China Merchants Group.

The project is a joint venture between Lan Kwai Fong Group, China Merchants Shekou Industrial Zone Holdings, and Shenzhen Yatong Holding Group. It is apparently an important part of the whole Shenzhen Merchants Shekou Taizi Bay development, a massive redevelopment project centered on the old port area.

Zeman was quoted as saying that the “LKF852 Prince Bay” project will “deepen the integration of Greater Bay Area resources, build a new ecology of business, culture, entertainment and leisure, and create a new urban landmark for Shenzhen”.

Taizi Bay is the flagship real-estate development of China Merchants Group, which signed an agreement for its scope with the provincial government in 2016. Covering 1.7 million sqm, it includes the largest domestic cruise port in southern China, as well as commercial and office space, residential, hotels, culture and art facilities, warehouses, international schools, international hospitals, public transport hubs and “others”.

Read more here (in Chinese).

Belt & Road Shenzhen International Music Festival

The second Belt & Road Shenzhen International Music Festival kicked off over the weekend in Shenzhen. The three-week event will receive more than 800 musicians of 23 troupes from over 40 countries and regions along the Belt & Road, including Russia, Poland, Turkey, Indonesia and Thailand. Among its list of performers also include the US’ Cleveland Orchestra, Germany’s Freiburger Baroque Orchestra, the China National Symphony Orchestra, U.S. jazz musician Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center. 

Book the tickets here.