Jason Tippetts from the U.S. and his wife Amanda Tippetts had a tour at Dapeng Fortress on Jan.1, 2022. They experienced traditional intangible cultural heritage events — Kylin Dance and a Chinese wedding custom — sitting in a bridal sedan chair. They have been in Shenzhen for four years and both of them are teachers of RDF International School.
Jason Tippetts and his wife Amanda Tippetts experience Chinese wedding custom at Dapeng Fortress on Jan. 1. Photos by Liu Xudong except otherwise stated
Jason Tippetts experiences Kylin Dance. Li Chengxing
Sunil Kumar Sahu from India has been living in the city for four years. He is a research scientist at BGI. On Jan. 1, he explored Dapeng Fortress with his wife Durgesh Nandini Sahu.
Durgesh Nandini Sahu at Dapeng Fortress. Li Chengxing
Sunil Kumar Sahu with his wife Durgesh Nandini Sahu at Dapeng Fortress. Li Chengxing
Happiness and laughter filled Dapeng Fortress on Jan. 1. Various events featuring intangible cultural heritage will last for three days. Lots of local and foreign citizens were attracted by the Kylin Dance, folk songs singing, clapper talk performance, dough figurine making, tie-dye, etc.
A performer performs a clapper talk.
Visitors try Chinese wedding costume.
A girl pats a cat.
At the beginning of 2022, expats living in Shenzhen send their wishes to everyone at Dapeng Fortress.
Adam Robbins, the U.S.
The last two years has been very rough, but I know that when we all come together and we do the things we love, we are going to make 2022 better than ever.
Amanda Tippetts, the U.S.
Happy 2022. Happy new year. I hope everybody has a great year, full of prosperity and good luck.
Jason Tippetts, the U.S.
Happy new year, happy 2022. I know that maybe a lot of plans have changed, because of circumstances in the last couple of years. Despite that, I wish everyone has a wonderful year this year.
Durgesh Nandini Sahu, India
Hey, the people of China, I wish you a very, very happy new year. I wish you all good health, prosperous future, may you get success in your life. Happy new year, stay healthy, stay safe. I wish you all the best.
Sunil Kumar Sahu, India
Hello, everyone, I wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year. Last year, because of the pandemic, we had suffered a lot, but I hope this new year will bring more happiness. The most important thing is we must be healthy, if we are healthy, it will bring all the things right. So I wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year, and once again, happy new year.
Daniel Patrick Hobbs, the U.S.
I’m wishing for a prosperous year for everyone, both here in China and around the world.