Apologies for being offline the past few days – I moved into my new apartment but had an unexpected delay in setting up the connection (China Telecom failed to deliver on their 24 hour installation promise but at least the installation good) as well as taking a short trip outside of Shenzhen (more on this in the next post).


Aside from this hiccup the new place is pretty nice. It’s the first time I’ve truly had my own apartment, not sharing with anyone else, and it feels good! Located on the 9th floor of an apartment complex in the up-and-coming “Coastal City” area of Nanshan it has 2 bedrooms, large living room, balcony, kitchen and bathroom. Plenty of space for me to get lost in! The communal garden below even has a swimming pool and tennis court for the eventuality that I ever decide to improve my fitness ๐Ÿ˜‰

Main Bedroom

I’m still exploring the local area but there are plenty of shops and restaurants with just about anything you want available around the clock (for some reason there seem to be many Korean restaurants nearby also). I’m still finding it hard to believe just how much my life has changed in the past couple of weeks but hopefully its a change for the better and an experience to remember in the future.


  1. Margaret says:

    Appartment looks great and have enjoyed the flickr pics too of it and of Shaoguan!

  2. florance says:

    so glad that you can find the right one
    i love this weather ! makes me feel good!

  3. David says:

    Yeah, I feel quite lucky here – you certainly get a lot more for your money in China than you do in the UK…

  4. David says:

    Hi Ugur, welcome to Shenzhen! What brings you to this part of the world? Looks like you found a nice place also. What's the rent like in Futian?

  5. Victoria says:

    Ha! My first apartment in Shenzhen looked almost exactly the same, although it was in 2005. And I lived in Nanshan too. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • David says:

      What’s crazy is that the area has changed so much since 2008, it must be almost unrecognisable now. Time moves at a different speed in Shenzhen!

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