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Second Day In Shenzhen China

By on June 9, 2009

Second day- After we had our breakfast in the hotel we went straight to Hua Qiang Bei where they call it as electronics city. There are plenty of Taxis and quite easy to get one. We went to the famous SEG Electronics Market building and were amazed by the huge amount of electronics booth (if I’m not wrong there may be a thousand of electronics booth in a building and there are many more electronic building out there) in the building and also sea of people in the place/area. For your information China has the highest population in the world (about 1.3 to 1.4 billion of people).


The first and second floor mainly deals with all kind of electronic components, the third and fourth floor are for computers and the rest of the floors (there are ten floors) are mixed of many variety of electronics related items which include of electronic repair booth too. Since there are so many electronics booth/stall selling many different kinds of electronic components I could not find any specialize booth that sells for example LCD Monitor parts only or LCD TV parts only. It is more like a mix of components and finding the right shop would be difficult since we do not have much time as there are other electronics building that we need to visit.


I did see quite a number of shops selling test equipment but almost all of the shops only selling common tester like scope, analogue/digital meters and etc. There is no new type of meters or may be I haven’t found them yet because the place is so big. There was a brand by the name of Victor has the quite same design like Fluke USA. This Victor brand carries many different ranges/types of meter. While we are searching for test equipment we found a shop that sells a special type of infrared remote control car. This car could run on the wall and you could see the car in action in the video clip at the bottom of the page. I bought one and Kent bought two for his kids.


Kent bought many of the Chinese versions of electronics troubleshooting books which include the LCD Monitor and LCD TV repair. He was so happy that he could get the books there. Time flies and it was about noon and we went to somewhere behind those electronics building to have our lunch. After lunch we sent our wives and kids to a nearby shopping centre so that we could search for more information from different building. My son follows me together with Kent and William. We went to another building and let me tell you, all of the buildings were so big and there are many of them and I told Kent and William that there is no way we could finish visiting this place in this 3 days. I guess it may take a week or two to completely scan through all of the electronics area.


We went passed two big blocks of buildings that were only selling hand phones and related parts. Again there are hundreds or even a thousand of those booths that only dealing with hand phones. If you are selling hand phone and planning to import the phones then I suggest that you come to this place. I saw they are selling the Chinese version of I-phone which is less than 70 USD and it has exactly the same like the original i-phone except that the LCD screen is not that bright as compare to the original one.


Besides searching for electronics related items I also went to search for RC helicopter shop. We found one of the shops which are the distributor of Walkera brand but they do not have the model that I’m looking for. I was a bit disappointed because the price is much cheaper than getting it from my country. We continue to walk and search until the time almost hit 6.00pm where we have to head back to the shopping complex to pick up our wives and kids. We had our dinner nearby the complex before taking Taxi back to our hotel. At night about 9.00pm we went out to have a walk to see the country night life and had our supper before heading back to our hotel about 10.30 pm. I will post again tomorrow for the third part so make sure you come back to this blog-Here are the photos and videos taken on the second day in Shenzhen China:


 holiday inn express shenzhen


seg electronics market


seg electronics market


seg electonics


 hua qiang bei



 hua qiang bay






  1. Paul Richmond

    June 10, 2009 at 12:12 am

    Top of day to you and yours! Nice to see big happy family togeather for a holiday. The city photo`s are fantastic ,just like some USA cities used to be! Most cities now rely on tourism for their existence.
    Jestine your good fortune is sure to come,as your willingness to share experience and knowledge with others seems to increase with passing of time. Arrange with some others to do same as you do..
    May you continue to recieve all your willing to work foris my wish for you.
    Your friend in America, Paul Richmond


    June 10, 2009 at 3:29 am

    first ,I thank you for the month repair newsletter.
    second, your vacation in Shenzhen China, It's really electronics city like silicon valley.
    The I-phone you montined with less than $70, the same cost in morocco $500 and not original.
    I'm pleased to see you with your family.
    nice to see you

  3. admin

    June 10, 2009 at 9:01 am

    Hi Bougrine,



  4. admin

    June 10, 2009 at 9:07 am

    Hi Paul,

    Thanks and i rarely see foreigners in the city and the domestic flight airport is much much bigger than the international airport! I saw only some middle east people bought loads of electronics goods.


  5. Eric Leung

    June 10, 2009 at 12:04 pm


    I'm a part time TV repairer living in Hong Kong. I enjoyed your articles and your willingness to share your experinece.
    I've lived in Shenzhen from 2003 ~ 2007 an now I lived in Hong Kong.Occasionally I'll back to Shenzhen during the rest time as the food, the entertainment is much cheaper in Hong Kong.
    It's worth to travel with family and your kids is cutie.

    Best wishes


  6. admin

    June 11, 2009 at 11:05 am

    HI Eric,
    Thanks for sharing and hope you have a good part time repair business.


  7. ned nolan

    September 6, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Glad you had a nice time >>>>>>>>>>>> you may be a grown man with a lovely family and good friends.
    But the child in you has never left, you still lihe to play with toys did you buy them for the children hhaha???,best regards, Ned Nolan.

  8. admin

    September 6, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Hi Ned,

    You are right. Now I'm playing another type of toy which is the RC helicopter.


  9. Mircea

    April 24, 2011 at 6:44 am

    You have a nice family!

  10. peter guglielmo

    April 25, 2011 at 11:06 am

    dear jestine and family, just a note to tell you how much i enjoyed your chroicle of your trip. i would love to visit there also. what fun! regards pg.

  11. admin

    April 25, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Hi Peter,

    If you have the chance please go to visit the place. I will definitely go for the second time.


  12. Sally

    April 28, 2011 at 3:05 am

    Dear Justine ,
    When you visted second time you the better visted the factory district ,that will be much difference between the dowtown ,tens of thousands of electronic products
    is produce from here .

  13. admin

    April 28, 2011 at 8:17 am

    HI Sally,

    Noted and thanks for the info.


  14. Monu

    March 21, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Hi , can anyone help me I am looking for lg or
    Samsung LCD tv parts, is Shenzhen right place
    For LCD tv parts

    • Jestine Yong

      March 21, 2012 at 10:19 pm

      Hi Monu,

      In fact Shenzhen is the right place for any type of electronics parts but the problem is the place is so big and one really need to check where to locate such parts. I suggest that you try search from the internet and email them. In USA you can try emcompassparts dot com for LCD /Plasma tv parts.


  15. Engr.imran khokhar

    December 3, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Engr. Jestine,
    Wached the video clip, hope u spend good time in shenzhen with your family. Iam really impress of ur hard work , sincerety and contribution of knowledgetowards other, i appericiate that you are doing great job on this planet..and i belive your my guru inelectronics.  i do love to learn in electronics, from you. my best wishes, more power,
    sound system Engr.
    Madina- KSA

    • Jestine Yong

      December 3, 2012 at 11:20 pm

      Hi Imran,



  16. john

    August 1, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    I thoroughly enjoyed your trip and meeting your family on your trip. I
    miss going over to the far East since Vietnam tour in 1965-1968 in the Navy. I was stationed in Subic Bay Philippines and got to visit Hong Kong, Singapore, Sasabow and Yakuska Japan, and remember the many Electronic shops in Taipei. I look forward to every one of your Repair Emails every day and always get something from them. I wished I had gotten into Electronic repair but it seemed to difficult for me to learn. But still enjoy your emails.

  17. mourtalla

    March 27, 2016 at 1:25 am

    I'm looking for somebody to teach me how to repair electronic parts (like motherboards) on laptops, tablets and smartphones.

    • Jestine Yong

      March 28, 2016 at 3:22 pm

      Hi Mourtalla,

      Sorry we do not offer such courses.



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