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        Volume 13, issue 175- May 4, 2009
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Hotel Deals

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We make your stay even more enjoyable with a CNY 1,000 credit which you can use towards incidentals, spa treatments, dining in any of the Hotel’s four restaurants, or even use it to book your limousine transfers. Room rates from RMB2200 per room night in a Deluxe room with daily breakfast for two. For reservation, please call the Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai directly at (8621) 6256 8888 or email to reservations.shg@fourseasons.com

Business Package at Grand Mercure Hongqiao Shanghai
Well located in the Hongqiao Business District, proximate to downtown and Hongqiao Airport, Grand Mercure Hongqiao Shanghai is ideal for both business trip and family vacation. From now to May 31 2009, weekend rates start from only RMB538 net per night with complimentary internet access, gym center, free parking. From now to Dec. 31, 2009, Meeting Package is from RMB 280 plus 15% surcharge per person per day for minimum 10 persons, including one meeting room, one working lunch & two coffee breaks and meeting sign board arrangements. For further information, please dial (8621) 51533300 ext. 3502. Email: sales8@grandmercure-hongqiao-shanghai.com

Lexington --- You Deserve It
The Lexington Shenyang Rich Gate Hotel, near the North Railway station offers 610 oversized rooms and suites of a minimum of 55m 2 include large bathrooms with separate shower, broadband internet access, iron and ironing board and fantastic view over the city. The Top of Shenyang, our 28th Floor, offers a cozy Club Lounge and our popular Skydeck Cafe. State-of-the-art meeting, convention and fitness facilities and unparalleled Services, complete the new place to be in Shenyang! For reservations, please call (8624) 2259 8888 or go to www.lexingtonshenyang.cn

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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.


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


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

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

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

Magic Show From Spain
Admission: 80rmb/120rmb/180rmb/280rmb/380rmb. 80rmb for students.
7pm, May 6-8. #8 Zhongshan Square, Zhongshan District in Dalian TEL (86411) 8280 5859/8263 3797

Austria Quarter
By Austria Salzburg Group. Admission: 50rmb/80rmb/100rmb.
9pm, May 9-10. Dalian Development Area Concert Hall, #237 Jin Ma Road TEL (86411) 8793 5611

Acrobatics: "The Nut Cracker"
By Dalian Acrobatic Troupe. Admission: 380rmb/280rmb; 60rmb for students.
7pm, April 17-May 5 (except April 28), #8 Zhongshan Square, Zhongshan District in Dalian TEL (86411) 8280 5859/8263 3797

Film: "John Rabe"
Showing at the Wanda Theaters across the Olympic Square, tickets are 50rmb, call ahead for information on English showing times (86411) 8366 9988

Biz Exhibitions & Art Exhibitions

Famous Painters' Painting and Sculpture Exhibition
This month they will show about 40 sets of productions from Ying Tianqi, Wang Wei and Zhang Feng and so on. Free.
Throughout May, South East Gallery, No. 46, Yongjing Street, XiGang Dist TEL (86411) 8430 3318

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 Calendar

Monday, May 4, 2009
Acrobatics: "The Nut Cracker"
7pm. #8 Zhongshan Square, Zhongshan District in Dalian TEL (86411) 8280 5859/8263 3797

Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Ladies Auxiliary Coffee
10:30am -12:00pm. Ansheng Starbucks in DDA. You are welcome to join us and directly come to the venue.

Acrobatics: "The Nut Cracker"
7pm. #8 Zhongshan Square, Zhongshan District in Dalian TEL (86411) 8280 5859/8263 3797

Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Magic Show From Spain
7pm. #8 Zhongshan Square, Zhongshan District in Dalian TEL (86411) 8280 5859/8263 3797

Thursday, May 7, 2009
Magic Show From Spain
7pm. #8 Zhongshan Square, Zhongshan District in Dalian TEL (86411) 8280 5859/8263 3797

Friday, May 8, 2009
Magic Show From Spain
7pm. #8 Zhongshan Square, Zhongshan District in Dalian TEL (86411) 8280 5859/8263 3797

Saturday, May 9, 2009
Austria Quarter
9pm. Dalian Development Area Concert Hall, #237 Jin Ma Road TEL (86411) 8793 5611

Weekly Event At The Toastmasters Club
10:00am-12:00pm. All's Well Coffee Shop on Wuyi Street. TEL (86411) 8471 1282

Sunday, May 10, 2009
Austria Quarter
9pm. Dalian Development Area Concert Hall, #237 Jin Ma Road TEL (86411) 8793 5611

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!

The 1st Dalian International Cherry Blossoms Festival
Actors from more than ten countries will give performances on the opening ceremony. Admission: free on the opening day and 15rmb for other days. April 26-May 11, main venue: 203 Scenic Spot of Lvshun.

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 Barbara at (86411) 8471 1282 or Steve Jin at shinjiking@yahoo.cn or 138-9849-2510 for details.

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. The objective of the ICD is to provide a social and business network to enrich the living experience for expatriates and their families living in and around Dalian. As a not-for-profit organization, ICD also supports and contributes to local charity and community services for those in need. Are you an expat newcomer or know of any new arrivals in Dalian, please encourage them to contact ICD! We are gathering contact information of new arrivals to the greater Dalian area with your help. To let us know of prospective members and newcomers, send an email to membership@icdalian.com with "Newcomers" in the subject line. Have any questions? Send an email to info@icdalian.com.

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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