Moving to Shekou - Mom Questions

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  1. #11

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
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    Beaverton, OR in transit to Shekou
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    Some Shekou Housing Costs

    Baerchen-

    I couldn't attach a file in private messaging afterall.... anyways here is sompe pricing we received from a contact in Shekou. I didn't find Jinshan Villas specifically yet but atleast the ranges are helpful....

    CM

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  2. #12

    Hi coolmum,
    I am moving to Shekou with my husband and 7mth twin boys in June/July from Australia - hopefully we can all meet up!
    I also have a question for anyone who might be able to help me - I need to look at Furniture Removalists - from Melbourne to Shekou and how it works?? Is it worth it or not.
    Our situation is a little different, we have our own business and my husband has been travelling to Shekou for many years, now with the boys here we feel it best to move to Shekou, therefore, we don't have a "HR team" or Large Company helping us.
    Hope your move is successful


  3. #13

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    Aug 2005
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    Boston Living in Shekou
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    3

    Hi all,
    I'm a recent transplant to Shekou from Boston area. Just joined SWIC - great group of people! We don't have corporate backing either. My husband has been doing US-Shekou for 4 years. So we are here for 1-3 years. We are renting in Coastal Rose Garden in Shekou from an Australian til we move to our condo.
    This is all new to me. We start Mandarin lessons tonight.
    The food is great! and many choices of food styles.
    Hope to see you all here!!


  4. #14

    Smile Canadian Family moving to Shenzhen/Shekou

    I've been scouring the internet all night and was so happy to see some other moms in my position!! My husband may be transferring to Shenzhen in Jan 06 for a year and we have 2 young children so have been looking for schools, places to live etc. When I was checking out SIS, I saw Jingshan Villas...looks nice so I was thinking that might be a good place to start. We must have all gone along a similar online path!

    I will try your other suggestions and since its September now, you've probably moved there already. If you've got any other info you've learned since you got there, I'd appreciate that too!


  5. #15

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    Apr 2006
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    Australian moving to shekou

    hi all, iam an australian moving from sydney to shekou in 7 weeks. We are still in limbo where we are going to stay. Our options are between coastal rose garden or jingshan villas. I have 2 daughters one is 3 and the other is 7months. If anyone has any recomendations plaese let me know...


  6. #16

    Join Date
    May 2006
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    Other apts apart from Jing Shan

    Hi there, I used to live in Shekou and have now moved to Australia and am looking for someone to rent my apartment. If you're interested to know more, email me at [email protected] - it's in Nan Hai Rose Gardens (Coastal Rose Gardens) right on the sea with great views, fully furnished etc. Very handy location right next to the big ship.
    BTW you were right it gets pretty humid and if practical you're propably better to leave your furniture in the states.
    Cheers,
    Susan

    Last edited by siouxz; 10-05-2006 at 08:16 PM.

  7. #17

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Boston Living in Shekou
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    Shekou Information

    Hi -
    There are many great places in and around Shekou and Shenzhen to live (and visit) in general. We are at Coastal Rose (and bought here). Jingshan is heaven if you have kids. Large homes and a great yard - it's like a hiking trail in there. The homes are bigger than our apartment and rents are high. We currently pay Y9000 for a 3 bedroom with seaview and furnished (no oven but hot water in the kitchen! - a luxury here). Prices can range from Y4000 to over Y30,000 depending.
    SWIC is a great organization - check our new website. The ladies can help you find almost anything - good advice, shopping, clothes, trips, gatherings (day or night).
    The weather is hot and humid May to Oct and it rains alot. Then there's the "winter" it's sorta cold (you will need jackets) but very little rain.
    Some countries have quarantine for wood coming in from China - so check your country inport rules before shipping here. Having said that, one friend shipped furniture in from Indonesia.
    Schools: QSI is "more family oriented" according to some. SIS is quite good and is in Jingshan Village. SIS is very expensive and QSI is less expensive. SIS has about 300 children and QSI currently has 412 -with 7 locations in China (I also work at QSI). Both schools are active with lots of activities for the children both in the school and connecting with other international school through ACAMIS. My grandson (14) is here with us and attends QSI.
    Any more questions, let me know.
    PS I's an American OT working part-time at QSI and the newsletter editor for SWIC.


  8. #18

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    Aug 2005
    Location
    Boston Living in Shekou
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    Moms and Kids

    SWIC has a Mother/Toddlers group that meets twice a week. Both SIS and QSI have pre-school classes. They both have websites.
    Good luck and welcome!


  9. #19

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
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    Hey there

    Coming to Shekou within 3weeks with hubs and 9mth old baby. Will be staying in Coastal Rose Gardens. We'll only be staying for 3mths. Wonder if anyone could tell me where I could rent a baby feeding chair. Pref not to buy one as we're staying for a short period. Should I buy one, then I rather not spend too much money as well.
    He is also still on formula for the next 3mths. Could anyone tell me if it's possible to get Nestle NAN 2 milk there or should I bring along? Also disposal diapers...read somewhere that it's not of good quality. But surely Pampers and Huggies are known there....right??