Where can I get european...
- sodater or sodastream
- red bull (with bubbles!)
... in Zhuhai? I found some of them already, but most of the time they are different than you expect them to be. Most of the time they are different in any chinese style. And please don't understand wrong what I mean: I really like chinese food. But sometimes I would relly like to have some food from Europe where I am from. I have no idea how I can survive my expat time here...
I'm also looking for some place where I can listen to music that is not in the Barstreet. Seems like everything would be the same there: same cheap chartmusic, same people, same rooms, same drinks. Is there something different like electronic music or rock/metal anywhere?
Has anyone experience with sending food and other things from Europe to China? What is legal, what is not? How do I have to send it? Are there any problems with custom?
I also would like to send a sodastream to Zhuhai. This is a cheap device with which you can make soda water from normal water. The problem is that there are small high pressure gas bottles with CO2 included. I can't take them with me by plane. Would it be a problem to send for example by DHL?
And is there a map in english where I can see which bus goes which places?
A lot of questions, i know. :-) But I would really glad if someone could answer at least some of them.
Hi, you could try getting sodastream from Macau or HK.
Food items you can get in Jusco (Yang Ming plaza close to TPR in Xiangzhou) and in Chaoyang market (wet market near Jusco) or the big green market near Macau border.
There are few Western restaurants in Zhuhai (look through Zhuhai directory pages). You can also find plenty of Western restaurants in Macau or HK :o)
I haven't had food sent to me to China but my friends could get their chocolates, dried fruits and Vegemite from Australia. My guess is anything like meat or fish, dairy and stuff that has strong smell or spoils fast can't be sent over. You have to inquire from your side as the post office/courier service will have an idea of what could or couldn't be sent to China.
Good luck :o)
We carry many imported items from Malaysia and Australia.
We have Ayinger Beer, Samuel Smiths Bitters, Colotrum Milk Powder, Spirulina Cereal, Imported Skin care, Shampoo & Conditioners, Bathing Salts, Water Purifiers that are Certified by SGS/TUV/EC300/FDA.
We are located in bar street, ring me for details: 158-1166-4400.
First of all, you are aware of Zhuhai Deli, right?
Bread: The bakery in Haiwan Garden have some great stuff. Not so sweet as the chinese so called bread
Red Bull: Some supermarkets (e.g. Vanguard) have the carbonated Red Bull. It's in a slimmer, silver colored can.
Vangaurd in Gongbei also have section with imported foods. Turn left when you leave the escalator (1st floor), then you will see it.
About restaurants, check the directory here or at the ZHN website.
Oh I second the Bakery near Haiwan Garden. The owner is Japanese but he studied either in the US or Germany and he bakes wonderful bread - probably the best bread in Zhuhai by far.
David Perry here. I am of African American descent and have discovered that Zhuhai seems to be the "Creme-of-Le Creme" when it comes to towns to relocate to. Currently, I reside in the Washington, D.C., area and will be moving to Zhuhai in a matter of months. I have a girlfriend there name Chi, who I think is of Chinese/Portuguese descent, who wants to marry me. I have several intelligent questions to ask anyone here.
Where is a good apartment complex to establish residence in Zhuhai where some of the people speak English? Please let me know.
I am a homeowner. Will you provide a list of three or more real estate agents that are local to Zhuhai? Thanks.
Where do I go to apply for a Chinese driver's license?
Is it true that Zhuhai is made up of mainly people of Chinese/Portuguese descent? I already know that Macau is . . . Let me know. Thanks.
@Outsider64: Euro Deli and Zhuhai Deli are not the same. Check the directory for Zhuhai Deli here:
The bakery is located in Jida, close to the Zhuhai Holiday Resort Hotel and with Jewel of India restaurant on the other side of the street:
Regarding Vanguard, just follow the big street leading away from Macau border in Gongbei. You will find the supermarket on the left side corner (huge, you can't miss it)
@David - it will make more sense for you to create a separate post for your questions :-) Also, please read few pages back, just recently there has been a question on accommodation and such and a very big thread on how to apply for your license. No, majority in this city aren't Portuguese-Chinese descents. Majority are Cantonese. The language they speak here is the same they speak in Macau and HK but with some differences.
Otherwise welcome to Zhuhai and good luck.
@Outsider - I don't know whether you take a bus or a taxi. If bus, you need to get to the stop called Huajing Hua Yuan (second stop after Jida if you take 26, 2nd stop after ShuiWanTou, going away from Gongbei if you take 4 or 13 - there is a middle school there), the main entrance to Haiwan will be just a bit ahead, but you need to move pass it and turn right when you see the car wash. It will be there, next to China Mobile office.
If you take a cab, just tell him Jida, Haiwan HuaYuan and well, get off near the entrance and if you face the entrance, the bakery will be on your left.
Thanks for your comments. I was not aware of the fact that I should create a separate post for each question. Thanks for letting me know. However, you did answer the question about the demographics of the town of Zhuhai. The population is Cantonese in general, huh? Are there any Black people living in Zhuhai? Let me know. Thanks.
I am a homeowner. Will you provide a list of three or more real estate agents that are local to Zhuhai, who can give me property value information and the residential development(s) that are currently underway there throughout Zhuhai? Thanks.
Hi David Perry here,
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You are correct about the extensive thread concerning on how and where to get a Chinese driver's license. It turned out to be very satisfying information, overall. I have downloaded everything that was there. Thanks again!
Hi, David. Yes, the are some folks of Black African background living in Zhuhai. I know of at least 4 - 2 from Cameroon, one from the US and one from UK. As for the real estate agencies, one is Huafa. Many people prefer buying new houses. So once you are here you can inquire from any compound management company you like. Prices vary from 6000 rmb per square meter to 20000 or more. It depends on location or how new the house is. One foreigner can only buy one house, and selling before 5 years since buying may result in big tax. I don't know all the technicalities - regulations change often. So you can find out more once here. Read back some more and also check the archive site zhuhai.expat9.com for more information.
Thanks for your info. Here in the United States, we generally measure the house size by square foot. I will have to learn to convert square feet into square meters, which shouldn't be hard to do once I obtain a formula to do so. I can download one easily online. Also, thanks for the Web site for expatriates. Thanks for all you've done til now.
Multiply or divide by 9 and you will be close
Off topic....but Cantonese is not considered an ethnic group. Most people in the Zhuhai area are Han Chinese or Hakka (which is a subgroup of the Han). Cantonese is just the area that folks come from and is not reflective of their ethnicity.
Thanks XieMao. I will ask her about being Han Chinese or Hakka. Your comments are certainly welcomed.
Try a new bakery in Shenzhen for bread, sweets, cakes.
Thomas bakery in Nanshan, No112 Honghua Road, Nanshanhaoting, Nanshan District, Shenzhen.
that would totally mess up my day if my morning routine should include going from Zhuhai til Shenzhen for bread :)