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Travel Information

Dalian Modern Museum
Officially opened in March 2002, Dalian Modern Museum is a 4-floor building that covers an area of 21,600 square meters. The overall style of our museum symbolizes the merge of Europe and Asia and the combination of Western and Chinese cultures. Taking Dalian's hundred-year-long history as its vertical axis, our museum shows the various aspects of Dalian's city style and its social development. In a word, Dalian Modern Museum is a concentrated local history of Dalian, a vivid encyclopedia of Dalian and it allows visitors to know about Dalian in only one day. Opening time: 9am to 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Ticket: RMB30. Address: No. 10 of Huizhan Road, Shahekou District TEL (86411) 8480 1025

Dalian Lailai Travel Service
Dalian Lailai Travel Service was founded in October 1995 and it is approved by Dalian Tourism Bureau with the license number of L-LN-GN02048. Over the past years, our travel service has gained lots of honors because of our quality products and the excellent services of our tour guide team. Since the founding of the company, we receive over 20,000 tourists every year and receive no complaint, enjoying a good reputation among consumers and the industry. All of our staff welcome you to the beautiful city of Dalian. Address: Room 607, Shengshi Mansion, No. 35 of Lu Xun Road, Zhongshan District TEL (86411) 8273 9043


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Dining Out

Xieyu Shijia
Xieyu Shijia is a Japanese-style restaurant. With a good location and leisure decorations, we provide you with a comfortable dining environment. Consumers can choose from several kind of food in our restaurant, including noodle, rice and hotpot. All of these food will satisfy your demands for good food. In addition, the services in our restaurant will make you feel at home. Address: Floor 1, International Seamen's Club, No. 92 of Renmin Road, Zhongshan District TEL (86411) 8259 7077

Chuan Wai Chuan Xinghai Restaurant
Chuan Wai Chuan is a famous restaurant chain brand in Dalian, featuring Sichuan cuisine. The dishes in our restaurant include all famous traditional Sichuan dishes such as hot fish and marinated chicken slices. With fair prices and good services, our restaurant is a wonderful place for family and friend gathering. Address: No. 5 of Xingyun Street, Shahekou District TEL (86411) 8434 2000

Health & Fitness

Dalian Longteng Guofeng Heath Club
Designed by health and sports experts, Dalian Longteng Guofeng Heath Club has a nice ambience with natural ventilation and sunshine from three sides. Our health club is divided into an aerobic equipment area, an aerobics room, a rest area, a changing room, and a shower room. Our professional instructors will help you make a customized fitness program and give you scientific dining suggestions to aid you in achieving your fitness goals. Address: No. 27, Yudai Road, Paoya Baqu, Ganjingzi District TEL (86411) 8647 8080

Dalian Jingxin Yoga Health Center
Located in the Dalian Development Area, Jingxin Yoga Health Center is a comprehensive health center that integrates yoga, leisure fitness, facial and body beauty, and physical therapy. Founded by Ms. Katch, our yoga health center aims to provide every member with professional and thoughtful services and let them escape the hurly of city. In Jingxin Yoga Health Center, you will find peace and pleasure. Address: Floor 6, No. 35 of Fushun Street, Dalian Development Area TEL (86411) 8753 5322

Tapei Radiant Beauty & Skincare Center
Pamper yourself or treat a friend to a full service, high quality Health Spa offering Facials, Chinese Therapy Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Foot Massage, and Chinese Medicine. Our Spa has very high standards in cleanliness and Hygiene in a very soothing atmosphere. High Quality for a reasonable and competitive price. You can also enjoy the Expat Lending "Kiva" Library while you are here. We're located in the Manhattan Building A (off of Tianjin Street) Room 1101. For more information or directions call us at (86411) 8253 7079 or 8259 7072.

Relocations

Dalian Quanjiafu Relocation Company
Founded in 2000, Dalian Quanjiafu Relocation Company is the original Quanshun Relocation Company. With a brand-new modern management system, our company provides house moving, factory moving, long and short-distance delivery, and furniture fixing and dismounting to customers. We also provide packing services. All these services are offered at reasonable prices. Starting price: RMB120. Address: Building No. 6, Xinyuan Xiang, Xigang District TEL (86411) 8247 4649

Dalian Baixing Relocation Company
Founded in 1998, Dalian Baixing Relocation Company is a professional relocation company that provides long and short-distance moving and delivery services. Our company has various relocation vehicles and well-trained employees to meet the different demands of our clients, no matter they are local residents, companies or factories. We will make our best endeavors to offer you the best services! Address: No. 78 of Lvbo Street, Shahekou District TEL (86411) 8684 0088

Classifieds
Part-time English Teacher Position Available
Position available for part-time English teacher at a local college (Dalian Development Zone) for 2 hours a week on the weekend. For more information call: Richard Xu at 138 8954 7322.

Fully Furnished Apartment For Rent
3 Bdrm + ensuite + main Bthrm + Ayi's room with bthrm. 146 s.q.m. fully furnished apartment in very nice complex near the sea, Costa del Sol (Yang Guang Hai An) in Kai Fa Qu. Available from July 1, 2009 till January 24, 2010 or longer. For more info or to view please call 159 4115 1810.

Professional Counseling And Psychological Therapy Available-Integral Coping Therapy
Not everyone needs therapy, nor does everyone need therapy often. Sometimes, due to the complexities of life or relationships talking with an experienced therapist is helpful. Dr. Theo Cope has set up a small private counseling practice in Dalian and services specializing in the following areas: anorexia and food disorders; cultural adjustment issues; depression and anxiety; family counseling; intercultural marital difficulties; sexual abuse and incest survivors; spiritual crises, individuation processes, and issues of faith. For more information, call 134 7854 9380 or visit www.helping-you-cope.com

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DCT Fine French Wines
A team dedicated to the passion of wine welcomes you and advices you to select the perfect wine. The only wines in China imported from France with referred transportation and conservation which allow you to enjoy the exact same feelings as if you were in France! Wine for tonight diner, a party, a special event, a present… Free delivery within 2 hours in Dalian. Tasting every Thursday at 5pm in our showroom at Huai Hua Da Sha, Floor 17-4, n°100 Shengli Road, Xigang District, Dalian. For more information: www.DCTwines.com; Email: DCTwines@hotmail.com; TEL (86411) 8439 0105 / 8832 9127.

Dalian Zhongzun Housekeeping Service
Founded in July 2005, Dalian Zhongzun Housekeeping Service is a professional housekeeping company that provides various services, including cleaning, painting, baby sitting, and gifts and goods delivery, to individual and corporate customers. With the motto of "the facts speak", we provide the best services to our customers and try our best to meet every demand of our customers. TEL (86411) 8309 0993

Dalian City "Hop On, Hop Off" Tour bus
Daily 8:00am-4:00pm at 30 minute intervals, Bus Route: Dalian Train Station-Renmin Square-Xinghai Square-Shell Museum-Forest Zoo Park-Fujiazhuang-Nest Cliff-Bei Da Qiao-Carved Tigers Square-Laohutan Ocean Park-GangWan Square(Dock)-Zhongshan Square 10rmb/person.

Haiquan Translation
Haiquan Translation is a chain service institution which is specialized in multilingual interpretation and translation services. Our company mainly supplies translation services in English, Japanese, Korean, French, Russian, Spanish, Italian, etc. Our main customers include government, social group, enterprises, public institutions and individuals. Our strict service flow and quality security system will devote reasonable costs, satisfying and relieved service to you. Address: NO.8-11 in Unit C of Tianxing Roosevelt International Center, Shahekou District TEL (86411) 8452 2022

Nightlife
Mandolin Club
Founded in 2005, Mandolin Club has a business area of about 300 square meters and 50 parking spaces. With red as the main color, our club will bring you passion and excitement. From 8:30 every night to 2:00 every morning, we will wait you here and expect to provide you some fine House music. Don't miss the chance to find some real fun in Mandolin. Address: No. 12 of Tianjin Street, Zhongshan District TEL (86) 1359 1116 081
Theater & Performances
Piano And Saxophone Concert
Featuring: Thomas Walsh and Luke Gillespie. Admission: 50rmb/80rmb/100rmb/150rmb/180rmb, 20% off for students.
7pm, May 23. #8 Zhongshan Square, Zhongshan District in Dalian TEL (86411) 8280 5859/ 8263 3797

Peking Opera Performance: "Nao Tian Gong"/"Yue Mu Ci Zi"/"Duan Qiao"
Featuring: Fu Peng, Han Yanan and Li Ping. Admission: 30rmb/50rmb
2pm, May 23. #1 Jinlin West Ln, Kunming Strees (West of Dalian Foreign Lang.Inst) TEL (86411) 8230 5411

Biz Exhibitions & Art Exhibitions
The 4th Dalian International Industrial Cleaning Equipment and Technology Exhibition 2009
9am-5pm, May 21-23, Dalian Xinghai Exhibition Center TEL (86411) 8231 0651

Painting and Sculpture Exhibition
9am-5pm, throughout May, South East Gallery, No. 46, Yongjing Street, XiGang Dist TEL (86411) 8430 3318

Golden Pebble Beach Wax Museum
Admission: 30rmb. Daily 8:30am-4:30pm, Jin Shi Tan Wax Museum TEL (86411) 8790 2006

Weekly Calendar

Tuesday, May 19, 2009
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Workshop: "Individual Income Tax Planning for Expats in China"
6pm-8pm. Somerset Harbour Court Dalian, 55 Renmin Lu. TEL (86411) 6299 0101 ext 502

Ladies Auxiliary Coffee
Every Tuesday 10:30am-12:00pm at Ansheng Starbucks in DDA. You are welcome to join us and directly come to the venue
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Saturday, May 23, 2009
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Piano And Saxophone Concert
7pm. #8 Zhongshan Square, Zhongshan District in Dalian TEL (86411) 8280 5859/ 8263 3797

Peking Opera Performance: "Nao Tian Gong"/"Yue Mu Ci Zi"/"Duan Qiao"
2pm. #1 Jinlin West Ln, Kunming Strees (West of Dalian Foreign Lang.Inst) TEL (86411) 8230 5411

Weekly Event At The Toastmasters Club
10am-12pm. All's Well Coffee Shop on Wuyi Street. TEL 139 0411 6266

Community Announcements

Charity In China: What can you do to help?
There are so many non-profit and non-governmental organizations operating in China doing so much great work. But what can you do to help donate or volunteer? You can sign-up to receive periodic information about the fantastic opportunities to help a needy family in China. Visit http://www.charityinchina.com/signup/ to get started with CharityInChina.org!

Workshop: "Individual Income Tax Planning for Expats in China"
6pm-8pm, May 19, Somerset Harbour Court Dalian, 55 Renmin Lu. Please call (86411) 6299 0101 ext 502 or visit http://www.dezshira.com for more details.

Flowers Show At Labor Park
Including camation, geranium, Gazania rigens, snapdragon and Chinese Lobelia. Admission: 20rmb. Till May 25, Labor Park TEL (86411) 8362 1108

Weekly Event At The Toastmasters Club
The Toastmasters Club meets every Saturday morning from 10:00am-12:00pm at All's Well Coffee Shop on Wuyi Street. Visitors are welcome. Contact: Dennis Yu at 139 0411 6266 or email dennisfish@hotmail.com.

Ladies Auxiliary Coffee
Every Tuesday 10:30am-12:00pm at Ansheng Starbucks in DDA. You are welcome to join us and directly come to the venue.

International Club Of Dalian
The International Club of Dalian (ICD) is a community-based club for the ever-growing international community living here in Dalian. For more information check out the website: www.icdalian.com. Have any questions? Send an email to info@icdalian.com.

Discoveryland
Admission: 120rmb.
Golden Pebble Beach TEL (86411) 8790 3777. For details please visit www.discoveryland.cn

Dalian Scenic Tower
Admission: 50rmb/25rmb for child.
Daily 9:00am-4:00pm, Old Dalian TV Tower (behind Labour Park) TEL (86411) 8363 8345

English Lending Library
If you're looking for something to read in English, or have books that you want to donate, you should visit the KIVA lending library, a collection of books donated by the Dalian expat community. The library is located in Taipei Radiant Beauty & Skincare Center, which is located in the Manhattan Building A (off of Tianjin Street) Room 1101. The space has been very generously donated by the Taipei Radiant Beauty Center. For more information or directions call us at (86411) 8253 7079 or 8259 7072.

If you're new to Dalian and would like to get in touch with the local expat community or need information please send an email to dalian_05@hotmail.com and someone will contact you.

Xinghai Park
Admission 7rmb
7:00am-7:00pm. TEL (86411) 8469 2514

SunAsia Underwater Sea Aquarium/Polar Animal World
Admission 70rmb/80rmb (120rmb combined)
Daily 7:00am-4:00pm. TEL (86411) 8468 5136

Polar Animal World
Admission 90rmb
Daily 9:00am-4:30pm. TEL (86411) 8289 3000

Forest Zoo
Admission: Main Zone-Adult 40rmb/Child 20rmb; Zone 2: Adult 60rmb/Tram 20rmb
Daily 8:30am-4:30pm. TEL (86411) 8248 0694

Labour Park
Admission: 20rmb. Daily 6:30am-6:30pm TEL (86411) 8364 5363

Xinghai Shell Museum
Admission: 30rmb/adult, 15rmb/child.
Daily 8:30am-4:30pm. TEL (86411) 8480 2938 ext. 115

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