Take the Metro Green Line near the hotel. Get off at “Shopping Park”. It’s also known as Coco Park. There’s a big mall there. Go outside and across the street is McCauley’s Irish Pub. Lots of Expats and happy hour until 10 p.m. The food is pretty good and the Coco Park area has a lot of other restaurants and pubs in the immediate area.
The name of the mall is Guo Qi Bldg and it is on Shangbu Road. Ask concierge first then take the Metro Green Line and get off at Science Museum. Walk out Exit D and proceed to the first intersection. You’ll see a large mall that says ‘music’. The instruments are on the 3rd and 4th floors. Guitars, drums, horns and more.
If you like petting baby tigers or rhinos, riding around on elephant trunks and more than you’ll like the Shenzhen Safari Park. Here’s a link to more information.
Take the metro to Huaquiang Road. Walk out the exit that says SEG plaza. Go straight to the first corner and turn left. Cross the street as soon as you can; there is a lot of construction at the moment. After crossing the street, continue down on the right side and you’ll see electronics shops. Walk about 100 yards and there is a row of shops with an elevated sidewalk out front. The key is to look for the cell phones on the bottom floor and an escalator inside going up. There you’ll find about 6 floors of everything from cell phone accessories, flashlights, gadgets, iPad accessories, helicopters and more. Unlike Louhu, no one will heckle you here. The prices are generally lower since this is where the locals shop.
Caution, it closes early around 6 or 7 p.m. You’ll see a big building that says SegBuy; this is not the building. “In fact, I don’t think this place even says SEG Plaza anywhere on it. But, for some reason, that’s what the locals call it.”