The Sanya Blog, Hainan, China

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Swallow the Moon(cakes)

We had a blast at the Holiday Inn Yalong Bay last weekend. Here’s the video we shot.

Anyone for Wennis? Waboba Tennis

We spent International Waboba Day, August 12, playing Waboba Tennis (Wennis). What did you get up to?

Cast Your Vote and Help Decide Who Wins a Sanya Holiday Plus 5,000 RMB in Cash

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We had four great entries for the Waboba Asia Video Competition 2010 and it has come down to a head-to-head clash between Sanya locals, Tim and Misty, the Mazzarellas and Brendan of Surfing Hainan.

Now we need you to help us decide who deserves to win the five-star holiday plus 5,000 renminbi in cash.

Click here to watch the videos and cast your vote.

If you’re kicking yourself for not having entered the competition, watch out for the Waboba Asia Video Competition 2011, coming soon.

The Boy in the (Sanya Property) Bubble

The Bounceologist is moving onwards and upwards. We are now contributing posts directly to the Waboba Blog Asia website. Here’s one about the Sanya property bubble and that terrible sinking feeling you get when you realise you backed the wrong horse.

And what a bubble it is. Prices here doubled overnight.

Surfing Hainan Open Goes Live on the Net

Apologies for the oceans of time since the previous post. Among the many things keeping us from blogging are preparations for the Second Surfing Hainan Open on November 6-8.

The First Annual Sanya Music Festival, June 27-28, 2009

We’re not letting you off lightly. Pack up your guts, trunks, bikini, shades, SPF30 and your best sense of adventure. You’ve got things to do before the rocking starts at the First Annual Sanya Music Festival…
For full details, click here.

Sanya Property Goes Snap and Crackle, but the Pop Comes Later, Perhaps

In his latest Real Estate Review, Mario over at Sanya Expat takes the view that the Sanya property market could well be a bubble, but a bubble with room to grow.

His report is a handy overview of the market and the pricing in the various parts of town, and a rehearsal of the argument that surging demand for a place in the sun could keep local property prices rising for a good while to come.

But what’s with all of the frantic building, especially on second-tier sites set well back from the beach? Is it waving or drowning?…

Ultimate Pyjama Accessories #43: The Segway

Aw c’mon, mobile phones, man bags, cigars, cocktails with curly straws and umbrellas in the top… they’re all just like so NOT NOW, like so way back last week or something, LOL, ROFL, :) , etc.

In the Sanya beach style happenin’, the cool points are all with the Segway now, that sleek combination of übermodern silent mobility, gravity defiance and spinning gyros. read on…

Sanya Windsurfers Compete Over the Naming of Things

Warm winds have blown through Sanya for nearly a month now, so we recently doused ourselves in sunscreen and headed off to Sanya Bay to try out the latest on offer in sailing and windsurfing. Read on…

Children Are Just God’s Way of Telling You to Get Out of the Smoke

The turning point for Sheldon Habiger, one of the founding partners of Element Fresh, came on a damp January day in Shanghai, 2006.

After eight years in Shanghai, and two weeks before the start of the ear-splitting pyrotechnics to welcome the Year of the Dog, Sheldon watched his young son – suffering from asthma and allergies and intermittently deaf – walk a few short steps and then stop in exhaustion.

Enough was enough. “We have to leave,” Sheldon said to his wife, Linda. “We just have to go.” read on

 
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