Located in the Guangdong province in China, Zhuhai is an important economic center in the area, as well as a major tourist destination. Zhuhai is known as "The City of a Hundred Islands", because of the 146 islands which form a part of the city region. Expats living in Zhuhai will be able to enjoy a number of attractions in the city, including Fisher Girl Statue which is known for being an important symbol to the city, welcoming visitors to the area. Other sights which expatriates living in Zhuhai may wish to visit are the New Yuanming Palace and the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition, which takes place every two years. There are also opportunities to enjoy shopping and leisure activities, as well as dine in the city’s many restaurants. Zhuhai’s beautiful landscape furthermore offers the chance to explore different areas and enjoy the coastal and outdoor spaces as well as explore some of the many islands.
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The cost of living in Zhuhai is considered to be lower than in many other cities around the world, and it is certainly lower than in cities such as Beijing. Expatriates moving to Zhuhai will find that it has a humid subtropical climate, which features short and mild winters, as well as long, hot and humid summers. Zhuhai benefits from having its own international airport, road and rail links to other parts of China as well as ferry services to Hong Kong and other destinations. For expats relocating to Zhuhai with families, there are a number of schools in the area as well as recommended international schools. The city is furthermore home to a number of university campuses. To get useful information about moving to Zhuhai from fellow expatriates, individuals could benefit from joining InterNations and interacting with others via this online platform. InterNations allows those new to the city to ask questions and exchange information about life in a foreign city such as Zhuhai in order to help expats get settled into their new home.
There are a various opportunities for expats working in Zhuhai across a number of areas. The city has been named a designated Special Economic Zone and will see much redevelopment in the future. A number of international businesses are investing in the area, which could provide opportunities in areas such as finance, technology, energy and others. Expatriates in Zhuhai who are still seeking work may also be able to find employment in manufacturing, particularly in pharmaceuticals, electronics and petrochemicals, and service areas such as education, healthcare, retail and more. For more information about finding work in Zhuhai, an expatriate should sign up to InterNations where they can not only take advantage of the websites expat-specific content section, but also connect with others through its forum pages for more information about the city in areas such as work, education, travel and culture, or simply for socializing and networking opportunities.