Chengdu Expat


巴适 #3 Basi di Xifashui

巴适 Básì means awesome, great, spiffing, far out, dope in Sichuanese, and is Chengdu-Expat’s new guide to exploring Chengdu’s cracks and crevices. Written by a long-time Chengduer, this monthly column will cover whatever this ardent explorer thinks the city simply must know. 走 zǒu!Last

How to Apply for a Credit Card in China

How to Apply for a Credit Card in ChinaAre you interested in getting a Chinese credit card in Chengdu? You are probably used to using credit cards back home but in China, you don’t use them anymore because of the

Chengdu ADT Monastery Beer Shops: 50% OFF Beer Brewed by Monks

Chengdu ADT Monastery Beer ShopsFrom the monks of Europe, to South West China – ADT are launching online and offline draft monastery beer stores. There will be 3 shops in Chengdu – and more are opening soon. Their trappist beer

4 Weeks FREE! K2Fit x B-Active Partner Up

4 Weeks FREE! K2Fit x B-Active Partner UpIf you find keeping fit, losing weight or achieving your goals in Chengdu though, you are not alone. K2Fit runs a 10-week program that gets you fit and provides you with everything you

Another Sichuan Earthquake & Other News

Summer has officially left us and the rain is here. But there’s still been plenty happening in and around Chengdu. Here’s whats up:Neijiang EarthquakeA 5.4 magnitude earthquake jolted Weiyan County, Neijiang, Sichuan province, at 6:42 am on Sunday, one person

Are You Neglecting Your Health As An Expat?

Regular health check-ups are probably the least of your worries as an expat, especially when you are probably busy every day. However, something such as a simple routine eye examination may not seem important right now but here’s how you could be

5G in Chengdu: What You Need to Know

We’ve been hearing a lot about 5G coming to Chengdu in the last few months, but what does that actually mean for you?Do We Need 5G?With the increasing popularity of video streaming, networks are becoming overcrowded especially when many people

Looking for a Job? Teach English at i2

Company Information International Institution of Education (i2)Cities with Branches: Chengdu, Mianyang, Luzhou, Changsha, NanNing, Guiyang, Liupanshui, Chongqing, Kunming, Xiamen, Qingdao, Guangzhou, Nanning, Shenzhen, Nanchang, Xi’an, HaikouPrograms: Language, Arts, P.E., Corporate Training, Overseas Business, Online Education, Pre-school Education, Technology & Innovation, Family

7 Foreign Movies in Chengdu this September

Last month we saw 10 foreign movies screened throughout August. This month an oscar-winning documentary and many more movies arrive in Chengdu. Let’s check out 7 foreign movies being shown this autumn below.Friday, September 6, 2019Free Solo《徒手攀岩》tú shǒu pān yánDirector: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai VasarhelyiCountry: USAActors: Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy ChinChina

2019 Holiday Bazaar I Save The Date

Mark your calendars, the 13th annual Holiday Bazaar will be held on November 23rd! Once again hosted at Chengdu International School, planning for Chengdu’s biggest international event of the year is already underway. A dedicated committee of volunteers is excited

Chengdu Through The Lens: August

 The weather in Chengdu reached the steamy heights 38 this August but as always, there was also plenty of rain. However, the weather didn’t stop Chengdu’s photographers from getting busy and capturing the beauty of the city. Here is Chengdu

Your Guide to Traveling to Tibet

What do you imagine when someone mentions Tibet?Well, we know how the “Roof of the World” looks like in popular imagination.Seclusion. Peaceful yaks. Chanting monks in vermillion and saffron robes. A place that captures your senses and then leaves you with new

Is Chinese Medicine For You?

If you live in China, it’s likely that at some stage Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been recommended to you. Perhaps you’ve tried it. Or perhaps you remain skeptical, and stick to medicines you are used to from home.Complimentary rather

Back to School with Sam’s Club

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Floods, CATS, Direct Flights & Other News

Someone recently said that it seems Chengdu only operates for 8 months of the year; in the narrow window between Chinese New Year and Summer, then from autumn to the middle of winter. August is certainly one of the city’s

Does The Iceberg Principle Affect Our Chinese Learning?

How does an iceberg relate to your process of acquiring a second language? Quite a bit, actually…  In the world of learning a second language, you may run into all sorts of claims:“Learn a new language in 5 minutes!”“10 language

Chengdu Indoor Swimming Pools

Summer is upon us and the weather in Chengdu is already reaching the steamy heights of 35 degrees. Although ducking into 7/eleven and opening their fridge doors sounds appealing, there are better alternatives… There is no shortage of swimming pools

2019: World Police and Fire Games Chengdu

2019 World Police and Fire Games The World Police and Fire Games started in San Jose, California in 1985. Since that time the Games have been held every 2 years in a different city and country around the world, to give

Chengdu Eats | Woodfires & Peruvian Fusion

Chengdu Eats | Woodfires & Peruvian FusionAt 成都Eats, we keep our ears to the ground, and our chopsticks poised for new restaurant openings in the city. Aside from our life-long love affair with all that is mala, we get excited