Removals to Zhuhai
As the world's fastest-growing economy, China is proving an increasingly attractive destination for foreigners moving abroad. It's estimated that around 38,000 people from the UK have already undertaken removals to China, with the city of Zhuhai, in the Pearl River delta in Guandong Province, being among the popular destinations for expats. As the country becomes more modern and industrialised, it is offering more job opportunities for foreign nationals, including roles with multi-national companies in areas such as banking and finance. Teaching English is another popular career choice.
If you need to arrange shipping to China for your household or business, Greens can provide you with an expert service. We have offices across the country and regularly transport loads from the UK to China. After more than four decades of organising international moves, we have all the expertise needed, and our agents and consultants can help you to deal with all paperwork and customs requirements. Our BAR registration for overseas moves certifies our quality and high standards.
You can choose from our range of services to achieve a move tailored to your needs. We offer a choice of transporting goods in a dedicated container or part loads, with an air freight option for urgently-needed items. We can also pack for you or provide materials, and unpack at the other end, including specialist packing for delicate items. Full insurance is another part of our service and we can provide storage if needed before your removals to the Far East. We also organise removals from China to the UK.
Moving to Zhuhai, China: About Zhuhai
Known as the Chinese Riviera, Zhuhai is one of the top tourist destinations in the country. It is also popular among people from the UK moving house to China, who are attracted by its beauty, eco-friendly reputation and blend of cultures. The area is known for its picturesque coastline, and has more than 140 islands in its territory, including some linked to the mainland by bridges.
This thriving modern port city is close to both Hong Kong and Macau, and has seen much foreign investment. Zhuhai was originally just a collection of fishing villages, but in 1979 a special economic zone was created, leading to the city expanding fast. It now has a population of about 1.5 million, which includes a growing number of expats, together with people moving to the area from other parts of China. There is an expat club which organises activities for people moving here from abroad and there are also international schools here.
Many international companies have set up bases in Zhuhai, and there is a growing emphasis on high-tech industries as well as manufacturing. Tourism is also very important to the local economy, with more than two million people visiting each year, including large numbers of travellers from abroad.
Moving to Zhuhai, China: Living in Zhuhai
The most popular areas of Zhuhai for expats to live after their removals to China include Huafa New Town, Huafa Century City and Jida, which have a good range of shops as well as facilities such as pools and gyms. There are agents who specialise in renting to foreigners. Prices vary widely, but a two or three-bedroom apartment in a compound in the Huafa area might cost around £360 to £480 a month. Good transport links include an extensive network of bus services around the city and to neighbouring areas, as well as regular ferry services to both Hong Kong and Macau. It's also possible to walk across the border to Macau, but you may have to wait in a queue before you get across.
The most popular beaches include Golden Beach, with 3,000 metres of sand and various entertainments and activities, and Hebao Island's South Bay beach, where surfing and fishing are among the attractions. Zhuhai is also famous for its hot springs, and there are a number of resorts based around these. One of the city's most celebrated landmarks is the Fisher Girl statue, at Xianglu Bay, which stands 8.7 metres high.
Another landmark to visit in Zhuhai is the New Summer Palace, at the bottom of Shilin mountain, an amazing reproduction of the Old Summer Palace in Beijing, which was sadly burned down. Various plays are staged here, and are popular with visitors. The Jintai temple on Huangyang Mountain, with an impressive statue of Buddha, is another famous building, while Pearl Amusement Park is a popular attraction for families, offering white-knuckle rides and fast food in a garden setting.