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Newsletter Maxxelli Chengdu January 2009

  1. 1. Maxxelli Real Estate SUZHOU | WUXI | CHENGDU | HANGZHOU | CHONGQING Chengdu: T 86 28 8608 8861 F 86 28 8531 9680 | Jan 2009 CHENGDU UPDATE MRE CHENGDU SPOTLIGHT MRE FOCUS CHINESE SPRING FESTIVAL Spring Festival is the most important festival for Chinese people and is when all family members get together, just like Christmas in the West. It falls on the 1st day of the 1st lunar month. It is a national carnival to ● Congratulations to the successful set-up of a liaison office of the welcome the spring after a long and gloomy winter, and to celebrate German Chamber of Commerce in Chengdu in December. The last year's harvest with good food, dragon dancing and firecrackers. Chamber is headed by Mr. Oliver Hickfang, who supports German There are many customs accompanying the Spring Festival. On the companies entering the local market by providing practical knowledge 8th day of the 12th lunar month, many families make Laba porridge, and advice. a kind of porridge made with glutinous rice, jujube berries, lotus seeds and beans. People also attach great importance to Spring ● Chengdu scored well in a recent listing of “Top 50 Chinese Cities of Festival Eve. The meal for the eve is more luxurious than usual. Comprehensive Creative Capacity” conducted by Peking University Dishes such as chicken, fish and bean curd cannot be excluded, and the Chinese newspaper “Science and Technology Daily”. In because in Chinese, their pronunciations, respectively “ji”, “yu” and “doufu”, mean auspiciousness, abundance and richness. criteria like “Best Innovative Environment” and “Best Innovative Year 2009 is the Year of the Ox. Ox is one of the 12-year-cycle Performance” Chengdu is even listed amongst the first 15. animals in the Chinese lunar calendar. It symbolizes prosperity ● The completion of a recovery plan for the Sichuan earthquake areas through fortitude and hard work. It is called “niu” in Chinese and has been announced by the municipality of Chengdu. The 3-year- sounds similar to the English word "new". project covers Dujiangyan, Pengzhou, Chongzhou and Dayi, all severely devastated by the earthquake in May 2008, and requires MRE EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH almost 260 billion RMB. Sunrain Dou ● Chengdu’s expat community supports the earthquake rebuilding Sunrain joined Maxxelli Real Estate Chengdu in April 2008. As Customer their own way: The Panda Hash House Harriers will organize their Service Agent she assists clients in after “Red Dress Charity Run” on February 15 to support the local charity move-in issues. “Sichuan Earthquake Relief (SQR)”. More information is available at Her email address is: CHENGDU HOUSING RECOMMENDED Master The Master is one of the newest and most modern high-rise complexes in Chengdu. Located close to the expat area Tongzilin, Master is sure to live up to Western style expectations. 79-300 sqm / 1-5 bedrooms Furnished and unfurnished OTHER R E C O M M E N D AT I O N S The O Gallery - Western Art in Chengdu For many years, art from China has been exported to art lovers all over the world, while very little art from the West has been available in China. O Gallery owner David Ochoa from Oregon wants to change that by giving art students and aficionados access to paintings from world-famous Western artists. Being well-connected in the international art scene, David shows paintings from Australia, Peru, Croatia, Korea and the United States. These paintings are bringing renewed excitement to the art scene in Chengdu. O Gallery - Fine Western Art Variety is valued highly at the O Gallery, so the exhibited art works rotate completely within two to Ste. 212, Lippo Tower three months. This means art lovers will constantly be No. 62 Kehua Bei Lu, Chengdu able to wet their appetites with new exhibits. The Tel: 28 8528 3031 paintings are displayed in a relaxed setting, and promise a unique experience while visiting. All contents on the newsletter has been compiled carefully, but the responsible persons make no guarantees of accuracy, completeness and timeliness of the information on this newsletter. Therefore no responsibility or liability for damages or losses resulting from the use of this newsletter is accepted.