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19 May

SWIC Coffee Mornings – Summer dates


The last SWIC Coffee Morning at the Hilton will be on Tuesday June 9th.  SWIC Coffee will return to the Hilton at the end of the Summer on Tuesday August 25th.    The cost to attend SWIC Coffee Mornings at the Hilton is 50 RMB for members and 75 RMB for non members.  A wide selection of tea, coffee, pastries, savouries and fruits will be available.

Over the course of the Summer months SWIC will hold our regular Tuesday Coffee Mornings at Hans Mix restaurant in Sea World.

June 16, 23, 30
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18


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12 May

Visit to Zhuhai Furniture Market – Thursday 14th May

Join us for a visit to Zhuhai Furniture Market

Thursday 14th May 2015

Looking for some interesting furniture for your home? Then why not join us for this weeks SWIC activity and come and see all the different kinds of “ancient” furniture, wood carvings, lamps, etc that China has to offer all in one place.  To get there we will take a two and a half hour bus ride through the industrial and farming part of the Pearl River Delta.  The storage room under the bus can be shared for some of your furniture purchases on the return journey, but some larger pieces may have to be shipped, so don’t forget to bring your address in Chinese.
DEPART:  Thursday 14th May 2015, 8AM from Sea World McDonald’s
RETURN: Thursday 14th May 2015, 5-6PM depending on traffic. Return drop offs: between CRG3 and Peninsula, CRG2, CRG1, Mount Orchid, Jing shan and Sea World.
COST: the cost of the bus will be about 150 RMB per person but could be less if more people sign up.
ORGANISER: This visit will be led by Elaine Campbell.
HOW TO SIGN UP: Contact Elaine if you would like to join the visit (please include “Zhuhai Furniture Market Visit” in the subject line).
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30 Mar

Vivir La Vida!

You are invited to the SWIC Theme Party “Vivir La Vida!”
Friday April, 24 at Latina Grill Restaurant, Shekou - Tickets on Sale Now !!

Please pick-up your SWIC Theme Party Tickets at SWIC Weekly Coffee.
6:30-7:00 / Sparkling Wine Reception and Brazilian Appetizers
7:15 / Table Carved Argentinian Beef, Salad, Side Dishes and Dessert Buffet
7:00- 10:00 / Free Flow Red & White Wine, Draft Beer and Sodas
7:00 – 12:00 / 2 LIVE LATIN BANDS – dance music
Live Samba Dance Performance, Themed Decorations and More !
Dress : Latin /Casual 

Only 300 RMB per ticket, all inclusive, until April 7
SWIC Member Priority / Must show membership card when buying tickets. SWIC spouses included in member price. 

After April 7, 350 RMB per ticket – SWIC member priority. Tickets are limited – Buy early to avoid disappointment.

If you cannot attend SWIC weekly coffee, you can purchase tickets from one of the following members:

Mont Orchid Apartments in Shekou:  Deb Robinson
Fraser Place Apartments in Shekou:  Auri Eves
Coastal Rose Two Apmts in Shekou:  Tania Hartland
Futian in Shenzhen:  Sophia Cueva
To contact one of these members please click here.
(In the subject line of the contact form please include ‘SWIC Theme Party’ and the name of the above member that you would like to contact to purchase your ticket).
Hope to see you there!!
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13 Mar

Shenzhen Museum Visit for SWIC Members

Join us after SWIC coffee at Marco Polo on Tuesday 17 March for a trip to Shenzhen Museum and Shenzhen Library.

We will go for lunch at Little India in Coco Park first (45 RMB set lunch with drink available) or meet outside Coco Park Starbucks at 1:30.  We will take the Metro to Civic Center, from there it is a five minute walk to the museum.  The museum and route to get there are stroller friendly.

This museum gives a great overview of both ancient and modern Shenzhen.  Its an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon.  Admission is free.

After the museum we will walk to the Shenzhen library nearby, if there is time and interest. You can take the Metro back to Shekou, Civic Center station is on the Shekou Line, approx. 40 minutes to Sea World.

This event is organised by Joanna.  Please contact us for more information.

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11 Mar

OCT Loft and Contemporary Art Center Tour

Join us for a tour of OCT Loft and contemporary art centre on Thursday 12 March.  

Tour this prototype of sustainable urban renovation architecture, centered around contemporary art.  Peruse boutique galleries and art exhibitions.  Join us for lunch and then head home. A great place to bring friends in the day or evening. 

Thursday, March 12th
Meet at Sea World Starbucks at 10AM or OCT Loft Starbucks at 10:45AM
Take metro to OCT Loft and OCT Contemporary Art Center

This tour is a SWIC trip organized by Elaine Campbell and Lydia Yu. Contact us for more information.

Don’t forget to check out our Activities page for other interesting tours, activities and special interest groups that you can join.

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17 Mar

SWIC Coffee

The SWIC Coffee will be held at the Marco Polo Hotel in Futian on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. (March 18, April 15, etc). The other weeks will all be held at the Shekou Hilton. All are 9:30-11:30, 50rmb members/75rmb non-members, Coffees, teas, pastries, fruit included

– Walsh Linda

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