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by Matthias & Kirstin from Germany on SELINA CHEN - CHINESE ENGLISH INTERPRETER
Great shore excursion with Selina

My wife and I visited Xiamen during our cruise with Royal Caribbean “Ovation of the Seas” in June. Since shore excursions with the ship are pretty expensive we decided to book Selina as our private tour guide to show us some highlights of Xiamen and the island of Gulangyu.Selina is a great tour guide. She took care of everything and was very informative and helpful – in a country where you can not read and understand anything (unless you are or speak Chinese  ). Several weeks before our cruise, we had plenty of contact via e-mail and Whatsapp and we worked out a plan for our limited time we had in Xiamen.As promised she was waiting outside the ship holding a sign with our name. She took care of the ferry tickets and skipping the lines and bypassing the Sunday crowds and brought us to Gulangyu very quickly. There she organized a golf cart that transported us over the island. Piano museum and Shuzhuang was a nice place to visit – she also explained the history of that place.Back in Xiamen we visited a nice authentic Chinese restaurant, she helped us with money exchange and we went out geocaching. Nanputuo temple also was an impressive place, before we headed back to the cruise ship in the afternoon.We can absolutely recommend Selina as a private tour guide for cruise ship shore excursions. She’s very reliable, helpful and uncomplicated. Thanks again for showing us round.

Mara from USA

5 stars is not enough for this guide. We booked her last minute on a recommendation of another guide from another city. We had a pretty extensive trip. She was awesome! She did all that we wanted to do. She made a game plan of what to do every day and she patiently waited as we shopped til we dropped. We were a bunch of girls so shopping is a big deal. She also took us to some local markets per our request and we got some really great authentic food. Her English is also really great so it was easy for me to understand her as I’m a little hard of hearing. She also was helpful when it was time to barter. We had an absolute blast with her and she was fun and put up with us with a smile. We hope to see her again some day soon.Mara , Jessie, and Carmen.

Shannon Atkins from USA

Selina is an excellent tour guide and travel advisor. She speaks great English and is very good in corporate settings. We brought our teens with us and she planned great activities for their age group as well. We will use her services the next time we are working in China.

John Binky from USA

I visited China for work and wanted to scout out some good places to go and things to do for not only myself, but also places to take customers.Selina helped me a great deal with things like finding:-fantastic spots for scenery and photos, such as the Nanputo Temple with religious ceremony and hike, the beach for a music party, a music store to play drums, and ferry ride to Gulang Yu Island-shopping for things like electronics, clothes, groceries and of course, tea!-places to enjoy great food, like sushi, steak, Indian and of course, traditional Chinese foodHer English skills are great, and she helped me learn to communicate with the locals, including taxi drivers, bus drivers, clerks and business people. She is a seasoned businesswoman with years of sales experience, particularly in stone and shoes and seems to have a good social and professional network.I have since sought our Selina two more times on each of my later visits and plan to continue to do so! She has a good eye for detail and understands western culture, which is helpful in my business including sourcing factories and quality control.

Richard Timmermans

I met Selina at a Stonefair in Xaimen where i was there for Business. She helped me al lot with contacting locals and Chinese business people. She is a very friendly and good English speaking lady who knows a lot about the Chinese and European economies. She also took me to places with typical Chinese things like sightseeing and restaurants.She is gentle and reliable. She even gives good tips to large your business.Thank you very much Selina for helping me and i know we will meet again.

Steffen Waite from Canada

I contacted Selina on a last minute need to assist me with business dealings in Xiamen and the surrounding municipalities. She was ready to go within half an hour, and I was grateful for it.She has a very good command of the English language, and when there is a word that she is unfamiliar with, she will strive to seek out its meaning. She is quick and effective in dealing with local people, and you get a strong sense that she navigates on an educated level.We demanded a lot of support to help us along, from attending hiring fairs, to seeking workers, to finding sub-contractors and support personnel. She adapted quickly.I would use her for every visit.

James Carpenter

I used Selina when I visited China on a business trip and she was excellent. She helped us organize meetings, transport, flights and she interpreted for us during all our meetings. Her English is extremely good and I will be using her every time I vist for business again. Highly recommended.


I have taken the Interpretation services from Selina, but later on with the Interpretation, she helped me in my business, She even attended conference for us, have dealt with foreign clienteles, has placed a good Image of Company, the working with her was fantastic experience.– She is having a good contact and Geographical knowledge too, so that she cold arrange all requirement very efficiently,– She was a good bridge between us and the local people, she is a charming friend and effective marketing person for our business trips.– Her command over English language is very good, her charming nature, good business sense and effective Body language makes her a good co-partner in your business when visiting China.I wish to continue Selina as our business Interpreter, cause she also work as a helping hand for us always.


Hi. My name is Adrian and i have a textile company. I found Selina two years ago on the Internet and I hired her to help me dealing with a Chinese company. I found her a good translator, very professional , always attentive , reliable person ,very intelligent and informed . I have asked her to help me contact my supplier on some certain issues. She is always very helpful and efficient. I like her very much and i recommend her to everybody. I recommend her to all who have business or want to visit china.