Month: November 2018

Instagrams of November [2018]

As November comes to an end, Chengdu is taking on a new look. Ginkgo leaves are falling, fog hovers around skyscrapers, and that Winter chill is kicking in. Photographers have been coming in from all over, be it for exhibitions, FISE,

5 Things To Do In Chengdu This Week [Nov 26]

Laughter, some kind of secret heat, Christmas cheer, a stiff drink and a thrilling film. We’ve found five ways to warm you up this week in Chengdu:Chengdu Comedy NightThursday 29th NovemberThe Chengdu Comedy Club, who now tour China with their shows, test

How To Overcome Your Chinese Fears

How many years have you been living in Chengdu?How is your Chinese?How far can you go in three months?Do you find it is hard to practice your Chinese with your local friends? Do they insist upon speaking English with you?When

2018 Holiday Bazaar Photos

The 2018 Chengdu Holiday Bazaar took place this weekend on Saturday 24th November, at CDIS ’s new campus in the heart of the city. The sun was shining and almost 1800 people came out, to see the wonderful performances, and buy festive

News Winter 2018: 6 Visa-Free Days in Chengdu & More

Friends and family visits may have just got easier – as a new visa-free travel policy is coming into place in Chengdu. And easier still for our British friends, with a new direct flight from Heathrow to the city planned

Heathrow to Chengdu Direct Flight to open in April

Starting April 2019, visiting family may become a lot quicker for a lot of expats. London’s Heathrow Airport will be connected to Chengdu via a new direct flight with Air China, allowing for easier travel to and from the two

Chengdu to Launch 6 Day Visa-Free Transit Policy

Here’s all the info you need for Chengdu’s upcoming 144 hours long visa-free transit policy. Visiting Chengdu is about to get just a little easier.

African Swine Fever Reported in Sichuan

African Swine Fever has appeared in Sichuan, now officially having cases in 18 of China’s 31 provinces.It is important to note that this fever has not yet been known to infect humans, and is completely separate from swine flu. There

Baby Abandoned At Chengdu Station Seeks Help

 22 years ago, a baby girl was discovered at Chengdu Railway Station. She is now asking for help to track down her biological parents or the people that found her. The information she has is very limited, but the Chengdu

8 Things To Do This November

It’s got real cold in Chengdu and the AQI is on the up. The temptation to stay at home toNetflix & waimai has never been stronger. But don’t put on your PJs yet, there’s lots happening in the last 2

Dog Breed Ban Begins in Chengdu

Updated – 28.01.2019Even if you just landed yesterday, you’re sure to have noticed the abundance of dogs trailing behind their owners. You may have even noticed that some breeds are more popular than others, it being highly rare to see

Chengdu’s Exhibition Overview [End of 2018]

Chengdu is hosting a huge amount of exhibitions, so here’s a handy summary of where, when and what to help you make the most of all these events.November 16-30: Chengdu Polish Photography WeekPolish Photography Week, hosted by Rafal Michalak, will

First 5 apps you need to survive in Chengdu

Moving to Chengdu means saying goodbye to some apps and saying hello to others. Before coming to China you don’t have time to discover all the best apps straight away so we have given a list of the first apps you need to get to survive in Chengdu.

Three New Panda Habitats and Other News

Chengdu is a constantly growing and changing city. From panda habitats to artificial moons, a lot’s been happening recently. Here’s a quick rundown:Artificial MoonOn the more outlandish side of recent news, It has been announced that Chengdu will receive extra

Chengdu Creativity and Design Week 2018

The 5th ever Chengdu Creativity and Design Week, from November 9th – 12thChengu’s very own creativity and design event is returning. The CCDW has become a notable event in both Chengdu and China’s cultural and creative industries as a whole.

Panda Plans and Celebrating Conservation

Chengdu’s brand new panda habitats (and celebrating 60 years of panda conservation)As reported by That’sBeijing, this year marks the 60th anniversary of panda conservation efforts formally beginning.Panda conservation began in 1958 with the establishment of Wolong National Nature Reserve in

Chengdu, Emerging City of Style?

As recently mentioned in a piece by GoChengdu, a summit on China’s ‘Top Fashion Cities’ was held last month. This summit supposedly revealed the rankings of China’s top fashion cities under various categories. Chengdu did well in all categories, all as

成都 Eats | Bistros, Burgers and Butter Chicken

In the last few months, the ever revolving door of food and beverage in the city saw the closure of some of our favorite places to eat. Luckily there’s still those brave enough to open up foreign food ventures in mala city

2018 Thanksgiving Events in Chengdu Overview

Just in case you American expats are feeling homesick this Thanksgiving, Chengdu has its own line-up of feasts and festivities to see you through!🦃🦃🦃November 22 5:30 – 9:30: Thanksgiving at Cafe Z*Venue/场地: Café Z 蓉咖啡*Address/地址:  1/F, Shangri-La Hotel, Chengdu, 9 East Binjiang

After Work Drinks Vol. 1 – Retrospective

October saw the beginning of Chengdu-Expat’s brand new After Work Drinks Social, with Vol. 1 kicking things off in style at the fancy, scenic Iniécho restaurant. The restaurant provided free snacks and a special buy 1 get 1 free deal,