Australians Arthur and Lucille Chan were born in Hong Kong, but they have come to call Beijing home after living here for two years. Residents of Dongcheng District with their daughter Heidi (5) and son Christopher (5 months), the family moved from Hong Kong in 2006. Here are some of their family favorites.
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Place for Weekend Fun
Ritan Park. Heidi loves to ride on the mechanical horses – very good exercise and lots of fun.
Way to Burn Off Steam
Swimming at the Grand Hyatt Health Club or skating at China World.
Mandarin tutorials for Heidi and Dad. They learn from the same teacher. Heidi does her lesson first … with Dad’s help.
Strawberry cheesecake or black forest gateau from the Grand Hyatt cake shop.
Restaurant for a School Night
Noble Court. They serve great stir-fry dishes with no MSG. Sometimes they help us look after the kids so we can finish our dinner!
Pacific Century Place department store. They have a bit of everything.
Peking duck – it’s Heidi’s favorite food in Beijing!
Good Report Card Award
Ice cream at Häagen-Dazs.