The city has been rainy and wet for a month, and you wonder when is this going to end. When the rain stops, it’s time for the heat, and voilà, summer is here. It gets hot and humid in Hangzhou, but there are places nearby you can go to enjoy a cooler environment. These include the islands, mountains, lakes and rivers in or near Hangzhou, and the local water parks.
01 - TONGLU -
Luci Bay 桐庐-芦茨湾
Luci Village is situated on the bank of the Fuchun River and is located beside the Longmenwan Scenic Area in the south of the Yangtze River. The village of Luci has a beautiful landscape with a wealth of rural tourism attractions such as Luci Tutu and Yanlingwu Orchard. Luci Village has a long history and profound cultural heritage. This is the hometown of the late Tang poet Fang Gan. In the village of Luci, there are relatively complete ancient buildings such as Chengong Temple and Linggu Temple with historical and traditional features, ancient lanes, old bridges, and ancestral halls.
There are plenty of water entertainment projects to play. Pick a sunny weekend, bring your water gun and swimsuit, and go have a thrilling rafting or water skiing. If you don't want to go into the water, rent a bicycle to go around the lake, 50RMB for pedal boat for unlimited time, the price is very affordable. Or you can bring a small basket to dig bamboo shoots, pick some raspberries, wild vegetables and herbs. Take a bite on that ice cold watermelon, or ask for a cup of Luci black tea on the way to the mountain is also very good.
- TONGLU -
Yaolin Wonderland 桐庐-瑶琳仙境
During the Olympic season, visitors coming to the Yaolin caves can watch the live broadcast of the Games while cooling off in the caves. Yaolin Wonderland is a group of limestone caves formed by corrosion through the ages. With stalagmite and peak stones in fantastic shapes and colors as well as murmuring streams, pools and cliffs, its halls are interconnected with passages and chambers.
Yaolin Wonderland stretches 1km in depth and covers 28,000 sqm. It ranks second on the list of the newly developed natural scenic sports among the Forty Best Tourist Resorts in China. It was also awarded as one of the Ten Best Tourist Resorts in Zhejiang province.
In the spacious fourth to sixth halls of Yaolin Wonderland, 300-odd immortals from more than 20 myths and legends, such as Nuwa Patching the Skies and Houyi Shooting Down the Nine Suns, are displayed through lifelike modern audio-animatronics, complementing the beauty of the stalagmites in the other three halls of Yaolin Wonderland and adding a touch of mythology.
02 - DEQING -
Moganshan, part of China’s Moganshan National Park, about 1 hour by private car southwest of Shanghai, the lush mountain has long been the stomping ground of high-profile politicians (a list that once included Chairman Mao), foreign missionaries, Chinese gangsters, and well-heeled expats.
Thanks to its elite clientele and countryside appeal, the area has been dubbed the “Hamptons of China,” though visitors will have to trade a sandy coastline for rolling tea plantations and restored 19th-century mansions. Even without the beaches of Long Island, the draw is clear: It’s the kind of place where you can wander through tea plantations by day and sip French wines in a private cellar late into the evening. After a busy week of work in Hangzhou, where temperatures hover around 38 degrees in the summer, Moganshan provides cool mountain air and a blissfully wide-open itinerary.
There are a few places we recommend you to stay, simply search: Le Passage, naked Stables, Solvang Village Boutique on www.morehangzhou.com
03 - JIANDE -
Xin'an River 建德-新安江
Listed with the first group of national scenic spots ever adopted, the city of Jiande is described as a bright pearl along the golden tourist route from Zhejiang province to neighboring Anhui.
The Xin'an River attracts thousands of visitors from both home and abroad every year. Linking Yellow Mountain at its headwaters and Thousand-Island Lake at its lower reaches, the river winds among high mountains.
Due to its splendid landscapes, the river is renowned as a gallery where water meets mountains. Xin'an River is famous for its clear water - in summer or winter, its riverbed can be clearly seen. The temperature of the river remains 17 degrees through the whole year, and the fog on the river is also a wonder.
And forget to try the local specialty: Fish Head!
04 - LIN'AN -
West Zhejiang Grand Canyon 临安-浙西大峡谷
West Zhejiang Grand Canyon is located in the City of Lin'an in western Hangzhou. The canyon is one of the famed landscapes in western Zhexi. There are 4 main sightseeing areas: Jiamen Pass, White Horse Cliff, Zhelin Waterfall, and Laodui Brook.
From White Horse Cliff, you can see a landscape that includes waterfalls, brooks, and cliffs. At Jiamen Pass, you experience rafting or you can enjoy walking along trails through the canyon. At Zhelin Waterfall, you can see Yansheng Waterfall and Longmen Waterfall, the waters of which are exceptionally cool. An important feature of Laodui Brook is a display of cultural activities there.
- LIN'AN -
Qingshan Lake 临安-青山湖
Qingshan Lake is a manmade lake 4-5 kilometers to the east of Lin'an. Lined with metasequoia trees, the Lake makes a unique view. There is also a barbecue court and a small playing ground where you could go parachuting on the water. The best way to appreciate the views here is by boat. Tickets are available at Qinshan and Shenghe, two piers at the south bank of the Lake. You may board and alight at the same pier. There are two types of rides, with one taken on boats painted in the style of classic pleasure boats, and the other on yachts.
05 - LISHUI -
Songyang Ruoliao 丽水 - 松阳箬寮
Songyang County is located in the mountains of southwest Zhejiang and has over 1800 years of history. This is a famous city of provincial history. Historically, it was the economic center of Chuzhou (today's Lishui), and it has many historical relics, including the domestically and internationally famous Yanqing Temple Pagoda. The many cultural sites here also include the Huang Courtyard, the “Ming-Qing Neighborhood,” and the Xiongdi Jinshi (“Brothers Who Passed the Imperial Exam”) memorial gate.
The Ruoliao Primeval Forest is located in Songyang County. It is a small canyon between Lishui Mountain. The cool climate, dense vegetation accompanied by waterfalls and streams make the original forest a good place to escape the heat. The main thing here is to experience the farmhouse music, listen to the sound of the stream, breathe the fresh air and enjoy the fun of nature.
This is not a drill. Your Fresh & Imported Grocery Experts are turning 8, and they’re going BIG! To celebrate their birthday, Epermarket is giving away a 5-star trip to Japan for four to one lucky winner. The trip includes flights and accommodation. To enter the competition, all you need to do is shop with them from now till October 28th, and you might just be in the hat for the grand prize! The surprises don’t stop there. They are also giving away 3000 coupons that you can win throughout their birthday celebrations. You can find out more about the birthday competition on their website!
Interested in giving this competition thing a try, but not sure where to start? Epermarket is also having a Birthday Sale where you can explore the best for less and enjoy up to 70% off on over 1500 products!
Discover everything you need from imported meat to dairy and pantry essentials, your favorite items are probably on their shelves, for less. To help you get started, we’ve compiled a list of products we think you’ll love!
Meat & Seafood
From premium meat cuts to fresh salmon and hormone-free chicken, Epermarket has selected a great range of meats to enjoy for dinner parties or even Thanksgiving. Whatever the occasion, only the best tasting meat and fish will be delivered to your door!
Fruits & Veggies
From organic vegetables to fresh and seasonal fruits, find a great range of local produce to add to your shopping cart. Epermarket sources their fruit & veg from over 35 partner farms, so you can feel safe in the knowledge that you’re buying some of the freshest produce around.
For the love of all things dairy, Epermarket has selected some amazing cheeses, fresh and alternative milk and butter for your daily needs. We’ve even found some favorite cheeses like cheddar, Laughing Cow and Mozzarella!
They also have a plethora of pantry essentials to stock up now so you can hibernate all season long without going hungry. From canned tomatoes to biscuits and even puff pastry, you can find just about all your weekly necessities for your kitchen shelves!
If you’re looking for a seamless way to discover more products from Epermarket, you can always scan the QR code below and browse through their Mini Program! Treat yourself to more than 5000 imported products, fresh fruits, organic vegetables and more!
The idea behind Epermarket has always been simple: a place for internationals to buy the food they love, from a source they can trust. They place quality and safety first, with all products curated by professionals, all passionate about food and living a healthy life. Whether you are looking for fresh fruit and organic vegetables, pantry favorites or even home care products, Epermarket has everything you need.
Suzhou, China - September 27 to 29, 2019 - W Suzhou keeps it up with its DETOX, RETOX, REPEAT lifestyle by providing fashion design workshop, live runway show, DJ line up, Sunrise Yoga, fuel your glow workshop @ AWAYSPA and more! With never boring activities and never enough energy, W Suzhou owns the moment for its 2-Gether gathering!
Hang out with Chicco Mao & Chloe Zhao! In afternoon of September 27th, award-winning fashion designer CHICCO MAO and actress Chloe Zhao show up in the EWOW suite of W Suzhou and came to impress! Chicco shared his unique fashion insights and his exclusive collection for guests to try on. Chloe amazed with her beauty secrets and fitness tips, guaranteed to make you dress to kill!
WOOBAR featured a fashion show by designer brands including CHICCO MAO, 1=X, Bronze Lucia, KP and makeup team Z-ONE. The customized "Like Elephant" collection was introduced by 1 = X to raise awareness of environmental protection in the fashion industry and invited Yuntian Zhu & Yunyi Zhu as project ambassadors. 1=X uses 3D transparent resin printing technology and seaweed bio-fibre clothing, calling for protection of elephant ivory. The ingeniously designed KING PING shoes brought high fashion to action, immerging footwear with art and culture inspiration. Last but not least, young fashion brand Bronze Lucia presented cross-gender styling ideas with its characteristic design, showcasing their concept of fashion beyond limits.
Sunrise Yoga with LULULEMON in W Suzhou Studio Garden was a hit! A detox and re-boost with morning workout and healthy juice provided by FRESH BROS. Appetites amplified at the lunch safari with an experience of 3 of W Suzhou restaurants (TORO LOCO+SU YAN+THE KITCHEN TABLE) and WOOBAR. Fuel your glow session at our AWAYSPA workshop; Unleash a retro side during the DJ class with W Suzhou music curator DJ Gin and ace the Mixology class with W Suzhou star mixologist Vlad.
Maobaobao, an independent fashion designer in China, graduated from Milan MARANGONI institute in 2013. In the same year, he founded the brand CHICCO MAO in Beijing. Chicco is gifted at expressing nature of oriental women with a western-style of tailoring, expressing his design concept of elegance, self-confidence and independence.
Chen Xi - Fashion & art curator，founder of 1=X and "1 Ton Project". Together with W Suzhou 2-GETHER, customized "Like Elephant" series for elephant protection.
BRONZE LUCIA is founded by designer Lucia in 2013. The brand has a strong Lolita style - retro, girly and brimming with literature and art.
KING PING originates from KING's extreme pursuit of art and craftsmanship. In the spirit of artists and craftsmen, every pair of shoes is presented with "heart and soul" in KING PING.
Z-ONE has been exploring feminine beauty for 20 years. From beauty looks to inner confidence, Z-ONE continuously provides professional beauty services that allow members to express beauty and charm beyond age.
FRESH BROS aims to bottle nature and health into their product and scientifically pairing their cold pressed juice, fresh juice and light food collection with hand-selected nature ingredients.
About W Suzhou
Located on the banks of Jinji Lake in Suzhou, 90 minutes drive from central Shanghai, W Suzhou is within walking distance of bustling parks and top attractions along the lake’s edge.
Owned by Suzhou Industrial Park Jinji Lake Urban Development, the hotel embodies a modern take on the city’s architectural heritage with a design story inspired by the region’s deep connection to nature.
Slip into a mystical setting of floating art pieces, W SUZHOU’s modern interpretation of the city’s architectural and verdant heritage through playful installations of glass, light and other fantastical elements. Mix and mingle in TORO LOCO-a stylish sanctuary with grilled meats, Spanish tapas and original cocktails. SU YAN's sleek, sophisticated presentations showcase the magnificence of local flavors prepared with global gourmet sensibilities. Indulge in THE KITCHEN TABLE's pleasurable edibles, accompanied by ample conviviality and conversation in a buffet format. Drop by WOOBAR for casual snacks and sips during the day. After sundown, it evolves into an eclectic salon where trendsetting ideas come to life against a backdrop of spellbinding beats and vivid libations. Extraordinary gastronomy and a vivacious cocktail culture complete this remarkable urban narrative infused with artfully surprising encounters. Kaleidoscopes of colorful details defy everyday gravity in exceptional guestrooms, while escapism entices with larger-than-life nature motifs at AWAY SPA, FIT and WET.
Take a Tour at Sam's Club with Us!
Happy National Holiday, everyone!
We're pretty sure you all had a grand time celebrating this golden week with family and friends - cruising to faraway exotic vacation spots, dipping your toes into that fine white sand, tasting good food, and finally catching up on some of the items in your bucket list.
With this long time off, we decided to take a quick tour at Sam's Club at Puxi to check out the latest happenings with our friends!
Whole rotisserie chicken gets sold 3,000+ a day!
At Sam's Club, where millions of meals were eaten, the catering area is particularly popular with its members. Many customers make it a point to go straight to the roasted food section to grab the famous rotisserie chicken!
This particular chicken gets sold more than 3,000+ a day during peak season and is a must-buy for Sam's Club shoppers.
Why? For 1.5 kg of chicken, you can already buy this at less than ¥40!
Also, only Tyson chickens, known leaders in the poultry industry as processors of live poultry from their origins, were selected. A private secret recipe was used for the marination of these chickens before being transported directly to Sam's Club stores for roasting. Sam's back kitchen is equipped with a German imported oven, which strictly controls the oven temperature and roasting time to ensure that each chicken has the same excellent taste.
Whole Rotisserie Chicken
¥39.8/ 1.5 kg.
Yummy Aussie beef up for grabs!
Sam's Club also prides itself with the beef it puts into the shelves - particularly the Australian beef kind. Only cereals were used to feed Australian "aboriginal cattle" for 100 days, growing in lush aquatic areas and equipped with professional dietitians from an early age.
Here at Sam's Club, beef from different parts are available to satisfy everyone's appetite, and they are pretty affordable too! Customers usually just spend less than ¥50 a piece with an average of 3 pieces in a box.
But the fun does not end there! You can taste these on the spot too, right after they are cooked in front of you!
Professional chefs randomly select steaks on the shelves, cook them on the spot and slice them into individual pieces for unlimited tasting. To highlight the advantages of steak, only salt and pepper are added in the cooking process, which does not hide the strong flavor of the beef itself, and the ripeness can also feel the temptation of popping juice.
When the steak is split, the fat part is especially removed so that every guest can have the best part.
Go ahead and line up to find out yourself how good Sam's Club beef is!
True Aussie Beef
*Price subjective to weight
Seafood is gaining popularity!
We also found more interesting things too at Sam's Club - particularly the seafood! There are a variety of cod fillets, salmon and sablefish steaks available for purchase. Here's a little trivia though - Sam's Club does not sell live seafood, but they have frozen seafood available. This assures its customers that all displayed seafood are safe to eat as the quality of the food is better controlled when frozen.
Just looking at that colorful, high-quality fish fillets makes us crave a tasty fish and chips dinner! Yum!
¥158.6 / 600g.
Frozen Pangasius Fillet
¥47.8 / 1.2kg.
12 Day Eggs!?
Another interesting find in Sam's Club is its eggs! Compare to normal eggs with a shelf life for 30 days, none of Sam's Club eggs can stay on its shelves for more than 12 days in order to keep them fresh for you. All eggs are tested already for salmonella and are marked with its "birthdate." All eggs that are past 12 days from its birthdate are taken off and discarded.
This totally takes freshness to a different level indeed.
All eggs are sterilized and source-traceable.
¥29.8 / 1.5kg.
FINALLY, Fresh Produce!
What is a supermarket without fresh fruits and a very efficient way to maintain them? Sam's Club actually has pre-installed coolers in their Produce Walk-In area to keep these fresh for its customers! Talk about cool!
No wonder these cherries, bananas, and kiwis are looking so fresh, despite coming from faraway countries like Australia and the Philippines! All ready for us to take them home!
¥19.9 / 1.4kg.
¥299 / 2kg.
Zespri Jumbo Sungold Kiwifruit
¥199 / 3kg.
Wow! That ends our quick trip to Sam's Club this National Holiday, pretty much excited with the fresh high-quality meat and produce we were able to take us home to try out! Certainly, this won't be the last!
We hope to catch you at Sam's Club soon!
To Make Your Life Easier with High-Quality Products!
Sam's Club takes pride in its end-to-end quality management system where product quality is preserved and controlled from its suppliers to its shelves, prioritizing food safety as much as you do at a great value.
Sam’s quality assurance standard for fresh fruits and vegetables strictly regulates the weight, color and appearance and the level of pesticide residues goods. Different temperature control and regular check towards different products are strictly conducted. Advanced frozen at sea technique and transports with entire cold chain equipment to eliminate food concerns and ensure food freshness and quality are also utilized.
Sam’s Club aims at providing high-quality products from the best origin at its best price, only for its valued members.
Sam’s Club provides an English App for you with same-day delivery and next day delivery service to your home or even to your work office. We have also fulfilled a 1-hour delivery service in most parts of our club cities for you to enjoy a quality and hassle-free life in China.
We ensure you that life is better in the club.
What is Sam's Club?
Sam's Club is a high-end member-only store with a history of over 30 years, over 800 clubs, and 50 million members worldwide. Sam's takes pride in its end-to-end quality management system, where product quality is controlled precisely from its suppliers to its shelves. Sam's aims at providing high-quality products from the best origin at its best price.
What is Member’s Mark?
Sam’s Club offers over 600 types of high-quality products at competitive prices through its private brand – Member’s Mark. Sam’s suppliers are of the highest caliber and they strictly follow product specifications during production to maintain product quality and integrity.
During the Golden Week Holiday, a group of students from grades 7-12 traveled to Spain to return with their minds and hearts filled with life-long memories, friendships and more importantly with the experience of having traveled to Europe, for the first time, for many of them.
Through the week the students took Spanish language lessons, tailored to their level and needs every morning, and during the afternoon they ventured out to explore the best of Madrid.
The visits included the impressive Royal Palace, where they learned how royalty lived; the Reina Sofia art center, home of "El Guernica", Picasso's masterpiece; and a day trip visit to picturesque Toledo.
During the trip, they also enjoyed different cultural experiences, including a wonderful Flamenco dance evening, and two Real Madrid soccer matches.
As they stayed at a local student residence, the students got a taste for college living and enjoyed delicious Spanish home-made food!
At HIS we believe in providing opportunities for students to gain understanding and experiences that link their learning to reality, and it was great to see how the students were able to put their language skills into practice, making historic and cultural connections to what they were seeing and experiencing directly.
Special thanks to the parents who trusted us and supported this trip, to the chaperones, and the accompanying parents for being such great companions.
Once a Dragon, always a Dragon!
HIS Parent Coffee Mornings
We welcome parents to join us each Thursday at 8:15 am. to review topics that will help introduce and solidify knowledge of what's taking place in classrooms and how we support our students. Next week topic: Understanding NWEA tests and Assessment at HIS.
HIS receives representatives from Universities around the world that hold informative sessions to students and parents, feel free to join or contact our College Counselor, Ms. Rachel Pekin: email@example.com
Swim Meet Schedule
Parents and swimmers are asked to view the swim team page on the HIS website for details regarding upcoming competitions.
October 19 & 20: SCIS Invitational at Shanghai Community International School, Hongqiao Campus.
October 26: HISAC Meet at Hangzhou.
Parent-Teacher Conferences – October 22 (no classes for students)
Family Reading Night – October 24 from 5:30 – 7PM.
Families will have the opportunity to rotate through to different locations and will hear 3-4 books throughout the course of the evening in languages of their choice.
If you are interested in participating as a guest reader, please scan the QR code and fill out a brief survey so I can be in touch with you. We would love to have a good mix of staff members from upper school, lower school, the language/SS departments, etc.
If you are interested in joining these excursions, email Mr. Sanchez at firstname.lastname@example.org We are already looking forward to other travel opportunities for our students to discover, learn, and experience the world!
The 2020 admissions season is now open at Wellington College International Hangzhou. To learn more about what makes a Wellington education unique, read on below then register for one of their upcoming Parent Information Sessions.
T I M E
9am to 11am, Tuesday, October 15th
9am to 11am, Tuesday, November 5th
9am to 11am, Tuesday, December 3rd
9am to 11am, Tuesday, December 17th
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Wellington College International Hangzhou
2399 Xuezhi Road, Xiaoshan District, Hangzhou
Selecting your child’s school is one of the most important decisions that you make as a family.
A Wellington education truly kicks off in Pre-Prep, as our pupils join Year 1. Read below to learn more about our Pre-Prep curriculum.
As our Wellingtonians prepare to move into Senior School, they embark of the challenging yet rewarding Key Stage 3. Read below to learn about the Key Stage 3 curriculum.
Joining Wellington is a rewarding experience for both children and parents alike. A year round range of community events ensures that the entire Wellington community works together to build an inclusive and caring environment for our children. Check out some of the community events below.
If you would like to join this close-knit International community, don’t miss the Parent Info Sessions Wellington College International Hangzhou will be hosting in the coming three months. It is a great opportunity for you to learn more about Wellington College, and to experience first-hand what makes Wellington unique.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 9-11am:
Pre-Prep & Prep (Years 1-6, ages 5 to 10 years old)
Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 9-11am:
Upper Prep (Year 7-9, ages 11 to 13 years old)
Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 9-11am:
Year 10 (Year 7 and above welcome to join)
Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 9-11am:
Year 10 (Year 7 and above welcome to join)
The Parent Info Sessions will include:
A meet-and-greet with coffee and refreshments
A presentation from the Principal
A tour of Wellington’s state-of-the-art facilities
A question and answer session where you can ask the questions that are important to you!
Wellington College has gained a strong reputation around the world as an educational leader, providing a progressive and exciting academic programme that is supported by strong traditions developed throughout its 160 year history. This continues at Wellington College International Hangzhou, where pupils are supported by world-class teachers, state-of-the-art facilities and an environment that promotes a highly individual education, ensuring that all Wellingtonians fulfil their potential and are given every opportunity for success. Wellington believes in a holistic education that develops well-rounded children, and that means they provide a wide range of both academic and extra-curricular activities.
In addition to this, Wellington College International Hangzhou offers a wide range of community activities throughout the year, where parents have an opportunity to engage with the school and help make the environment more inclusive and caring for the children.
You can also contact the admissions team at your convenience via phone at (+86-571) 8239 6366 or by emailing email@example.com
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