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CHINA | Wednesday, 9 April 2008 | Views [10305] | Comments [43]

foreigner in Shantou? Yes i am a foreigner who live in Shantou

  There are few foreigners who live in Shantou ,I know some of them-  Does any foreigner come to shantou for traveling? I have not met and know a person who visited Shantou for tour  ,shantou is not a good tourist city.. Most of the foreigner living in Shantou are for the business , Because of shantou is  one of the biggest suppliers in Toy, Garment and Ceramic.

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Hello, i was very often last time in shantou and come again in august 2008. I am from germany for business here and searching for contacts in shantou,

  Horst Polkowski Jul 18, 2008 3:07 AM


Shantou is not a very good place in China. It's a little hard even for the Chinese from other cities to live here.

  tlfove Jul 28, 2008 10:59 AM


Hello Horst,

Hope all is well with you. I wonder if you are still living in Shantou?

Am from Hong Kong and I will soon live in Shantou for work purpose. I'm sure it must be very few foreigners there and I predic that foreign input are scarce.

I'm not there yet to drop my english. And for I do speak both English and Chinese. Maybe we can start introducing ourselves?

Sorry this message has come 1.5 year late.


  Michael L Sep 30, 2009 4:00 PM


hi~ im shantou ppl,, we welcome you guys.
Shantou is one of special economic zone, however, it develops very slow...
but its a good place, good living place.

  shantou ppl Dec 3, 2009 3:19 PM


Hi!<br><br>Does anyone know, is there bars and club with live music, live band performance... live lazz, latino or classic music performance? if yes, where to go for listen?<br><br>I move in Shantou 2 weeks ago so I don't know anything about life in this city. but will stay long time. I'm interested to find friends.

  Lalia Oct 21, 2010 2:08 PM


There is a place where you can listen Live Music is LA bar, it is located in Rongjiang Road. LA CAFE OR LA BAR is very good environment and good beer. hope you like it!! tell me more about you, Maybe I will introduce to my friend who will stay in ST for a while as well.


  jay2008 Oct 21, 2010 3:15 PM


Thank you for reply. I saw this bar but never been there.
About me. I'm musician, stay here with my husband, he is also musician. That's why i'm interested to find bars with live music, maybe meet with other musicians in this city.
We want to find how to make life in this city more interesting :) and meet new friends.

  Lalia Oct 22, 2010 3:44 PM


hey, guys. are you still living in shantou ?
I have been also living there as a foreigner. I'm Korean.
I came to Shantou for biz purpose in January this year.
Any good info. about this city ?
see u... ^.^

  ws Dec 20, 2010 5:41 PM


Hi Korean friend, What do you want to know about this city?

  jay2008 Dec 21, 2010 12:10 AM


is there any activity among foreigners in shantou ?

  ws Dec 21, 2010 8:48 PM


pay attention,please!i am the local girl in shantou.u think shantou is not a good place,that is because you dont know how to live here.u couldnt use the local language to communicate.even more,you could eat and taste the best snack food in the world.you cant go the place you unknown.
shantou's weather is the best in south of China,shantou's food is the best.you can buy a lot of fruits and all kinds of vegetables.
i think you would say that it is becasue you didnt go to somewhere worse or worst.dont compare shantou with your city.we could understand you dont like shantou becasue u love you own city and homesick.but do u know that u are giving an unfair fame to shantou online?i am not happy about what you said.if u have the local sweet guide,then you know shantou is better than any one city.

  zoe Jan 12, 2011 11:19 PM


I was borned in shantou, there are more nad more forigners live in shantou, it's a beautiful city, although the life pace is a little slow. Many forigners live here as someone mentioned: for business purpose. But it's really good place , it's better than guangzhou or shanghai. In those high-developed city will feel pressured.

  liz Mar 5, 2011 7:48 PM


What would you recommend that a visiting american see with one day in Shantou?

  Lis Mar 13, 2011 11:20 PM


I would recommend to see the old town.

  bout Mar 14, 2011 1:54 AM


Can anyone recommend a good place to buy some local art - jewelry, small painting or sculpture in Shantou?

  Lis Mar 14, 2011 4:15 PM


Hi does Shantou have any international schools for foreign children, I have been offered a job there and may move with my two children. Please advise.

  khans May 5, 2011 12:04 PM


as far as i know there is no any international schools in Shantou, I might be wrong, but shantou people can advise .

  blogger Jun 12, 2011 12:56 AM


are you in Shantou down twon, or other downs? if you are in down twon, you can try some private schools in Shantou, as http://yinghuaren.stedu.net/

if you are in CHao Yang , than you can try:

Most Shantou private school price is about RMB10000 per year

  muhammad Jan 16, 2012 7:02 PM


$8 year old English guy, just arrived to work in Shantou, looking to make some new friends ....

  Peter Nov 23, 2012 4:18 PM


Does anyone knows how much is the school fee for foreigner to study Mandarin in Shantou ? Also, where is the best place to go for anyone who doesn't speak Mandarin yet ?

  ksim Jan 28, 2013 6:18 PM


Hello, where do foreigners hang out ? I have been living here for two months and still don't know where is a safe place to hang out.

  JANET Jun 19, 2013 10:27 PM


Hi all,
All being well I am coming over to work / live by the end of September 2013 as a teacher,
I was after some examples of cost of daily living in the area, such as normal shopping milk,
Bread, fruit ect.
Also I am a very keen gym / keep fit person and would be interested to know of any gyms or
Weights rooms around the town

Many thanks,
Take care,

  Matt Jul 24, 2013 2:27 AM


Hi Everyone!
I came to live to Shantou by the begining of september, and still don't know many people here...and yea, I'm kind of bored!!
You can find on WeChat by my ID: PedroMaGo.
See you!

  Pedro Oct 6, 2013 12:21 PM


Hi, I'm a local people living in Shantou. Just want to say hello to you and welcome to visit this city. I'm looking for someone to pratice my oral English. Maybe it's a little selfish:), but I can teach you Chinese if you want. And if you have troubles communicating with the local peole, I can also help you.

  peggy20 Oct 7, 2013 12:56 PM


I am from Mexico and I moving to Shantou next year. Any recommendations about apartments, places to visit, suggestion, etc.

  Esme Escobedo Nov 23, 2013 3:53 PM


Hi everyone,
I came to live in Shantou for half a year. Any suggestions what should i visit and recommendations for night life??

  Monika Feb 26, 2014 10:49 PM


il santo, foreigh owner bar, is the place for foreighners to meet! its a italian restaurant/bar

  rul Mar 24, 2014 3:29 PM


Dear All,
I am the local people in Shantou, I am learning Spanish now, and wanna look for somebody who can teach me, or we can help/learn each other.

Pls let me know if you are the one.
here is my Wechat ID: YuvennyTang

Anyway, Tks~!!

  YuvennyTang May 12, 2014 5:05 AM


Hello everyone,

We are 3 foreigners that we are moving in Shantou this week, and will be very happy to meet new people. We haven't wechat allready, but you can write here a message, to meet you, guys.

  Anca Aug 9, 2014 9:18 PM


hi all, i would like to meet some friends here. i study in UK and now coming back as a holiday. sososo boring~ wanna make some friends here. wechat: woshizeheng

  Maxwell Sep 3, 2014 4:26 AM


Dear Anca,
Hello~ how are you? Are you still in Shantou?
In China, most of us use Wechat, it's convenient and free for you to chat with anyone. Hope you can download it and we can know each other more.


  Yuvenny Sep 10, 2014 6:31 PM


Dear Yuvenny,

I have wechat:anca-vizitiu is my id, we can speack there strarting with the next day.

I still in Shantou for the next period.


  Anca Sep 29, 2014 8:49 PM


Hey, Anca
I add your Wechat several times, but you still not answer

  Yuvenny Oct 3, 2014 1:15 AM


i am planning to come Shantou for business, pls I do like to get the information on electronic city marke in shantou

  hi my name is charles Nov 14, 2014 6:56 PM


Hello Everyone,
I'm a Foreigner and already moved to Shantou, Pls inform me if, anybody here.
i am new here.


  Ali Jan 2, 2015 12:43 PM


Go to il Santo if you would like a taste of home and perhaps to meet some familiar cultures/english speaking Chinese

  Danny Boy Apr 6, 2015 12:11 AM


Hi,Guys.I am a local people in Shantou and I would like to make some new friends in different countries. maybe I can try my best to recommend something you want to know. Or we can creative together. It's a great happy thing that many people in other countries come to visit Shantou or live here.My wechat ID is:15603053431. keep in touch if you like.

  Ben May 7, 2015 3:00 PM


Hello. I am a native guy who live in Shantou. I would like to make friends with the foreigners who live in Shantou.

  Andrew Jun 4, 2015 9:27 PM


Hey there! I am a native of Shantou city. I study in the UK and just came back taking summer holiday! I'd like to keep my English level in China perhaps by making friends with foreigners in Shantou! Email me or add my wechat 524582886, if you're interested! :D

  Cloria Jun 5, 2015 5:48 PM



  Andy Jun 6, 2015 4:59 PM


Dear All, I'm the local people in Shantou, I am learning Spanish now, and wanna look for somebody who can teach me, or we can help/learn each other.

here is my Wechat ID: YuvennyTang

  Yuvenny Mar 19, 2016 3:50 AM


My hometown is Shantou.Actually,it isn't a good place to travel.However,do you konw the
the best things in Shantou is their special local food.If you can find and try, I believe that you must love it.

  Dylan May 15, 2016 2:20 AM


Hi, I am working in Shantou. Is there any english medium private school in Shantou for 5th or 6th standrad child.

  Asvene Sharma Aug 29, 2016 1:42 PM

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