GBA Lifestyle News
By Michelle Chan | October 10th, 2023

Head to Shenzhen? You don’t have to tell us twice. One of the most popular short trip destinations among Hongkongers for its (much more) approachable prices and amenities, this Greater Bay Area city is full of pleasant surprises to explore. Count on us to show you the best ways to enjoy GBA, from where to shop to where to catch some Zs.

Where to shop


Uniwalk is not only a mall, it’s the centerstage of Shenzhen’s CBD cluster — with a five-storey shopping arcade and seven towers hosting office and residential spaces, this destination of grandeur assembles fashion labels, well-stocked supermarkets, restaurants you read about on social media, and so much more. The best thing about Uniwalk? It’s a stone’s throw away from its closest metro station, just bring yourself, your companions and your e-wallet.

99 Xinhu Road, Bao’an District, Shenzhen

The MixC

Photo: Lead8

Taking luxury to realms surpassing shopping, The MixC is a “mega-mall” featuring Shenzhen’s largest cinema, an ice-skating rink of Olympic standards, premium serviced apartments and international delicacies. All that entertainment and replenishing suppers all lead to one thing, of course: an equally mega shopping spree through iconic designer labels such as Gucci and Prada, and staples such as H&M and Olé Supermarket.

1881 Baoan South Road, Luohu District, Shenzhen

C Future City

Photo: QUAD Studio

A landmark known for celebrating the synergy between technology and greenery, C Future City is home to projected waterfalls, interactive walls of flowers and cubic art installations approximating floral decorations. For those who also have an eye for contemporary art and fashion, a roster of brands such as TSUTAYA BOOKSTORE’s first flagship store in Southern China, Public Tokyo and ROARINGWILD await.

Zhongzhou Bay, 9283 Binhe Avenue, Futian District, Shenzhen

One Avenue

Hope your sneakers have extra cushion support, because One Avenue is a massive arts and shopping complex with four separate malls, 16 leisure areas and an 800m main avenue. Here, not only can you shop the latest from international luxury labels and savor bites from far and near, but you can also witness first-hand how art pieces and installations merge with the day-to-day. If you only have time for one stop, One Avenue is it.

Shennan Jintian Road Interchange, Futian District, Shenzhen

Where to stay

Shenzhen Blue and White Shengdao Cliff Pool Beauty Hotel

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the Shenzhen Blue and White Shengdao Cliff Pool Beauty Hotel is an oasis of peace and calm. This faithful (some would argue better) replica of Greek coastal resorts features a panoramic view, private swimming pools (depending on the room type) and a soothing off-white meets warm wood palette, cleansing your mind and body with its nonchalant summer break energy.

Room 101, Building D2, 33 Haibin South Road, Dapeng New District, Shenzhen

INNOBAY Yannuo Xiaobanwan Homestay

Who doesn’t like to be greeted with shimmering waves and dancing palms the moment they open their eyes? Check into INNOBAY Yannuo Xiaobanwan Homestay for all of the above visual enjoyments, plus a balcony bathtub for you to soak up nature’s beauty. Whether you’re trying to unwind or be romantic, this spot is well equipped with one of the most stunning sunset viewing POVs in Shenzhen — don’t miss out.

101 Zitao Pavilion, Da’ao Bay, Xiasha Community, Dapeng Street, Dapeng New District, Longgang District, Shenzhen


Synonymous with cozy, refined aesthetic, the MUJI style is revered among interior design lovers and homeowners-to-be. Before you make your next major renovation commitment, why not live out the fantasy at MUJI HOTEL SHENZHEN first? Minimalist and tranquilizing with shades of neutrals and earth tones, this regional go-to promises a good night’s sleep and plentiful Instagram-worthy snapshots. Grab your loved ones and see for yourselves.

UpperHills, 5001 Huanggang Road, Futian District, Shenzhen

Eeril Hotel

Eeril Hotel is about the little happinesses in life that make a huge difference: bedecked in its snug interpretation of modern industrial style, this hotel draws you in with a spacious living area that seats a small group of family and friends. When it comes to facilities and transportation, worry not, this locals’ favorite is but two stations away from Futian, and amenities such as an in-room washing machine for those who like to pack light.

199 Fumin Road, Futian District, Shenzhen

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