Chengdu Expat


Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Turns Seven

Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu was finished seven years ago, and really changed the dynamic of the city. It has quickly become the key destination for luxury and lifestyle shops, bars and restaurants in Chengdu. Surrounding the historic Daci temple, and

Where to Happy Hour in Chengdu

Chengdu brings about a fantastic array of bars with themes ranging from French Winehouses to german beer houses to award winning cocktail bars and everything in-between.

Where to Get a 24-Hour COVID Test in Chengdu

• We all know there are lots of places to get a COVID test in Chengdu, and there are even more now testing kiosks have sprung up on many street corners: but we still get people asking us daily where to

Want to Learn How to Best Manage Your Money in China?

 We all want to achieve financial freedom and make sure our families are financially secure.But as an Expat in China, understanding and navigating financial solutions, savings, and investments can be confusing and time-consuming. Do you find yourself asking the following

Chengdu Young Professionals Vol. 20

Chengdu Young Professionals Vol. 20成都职业青年交流会 第20期Get back to the grind after the May holiday season, with terrace views of the city, meeting like-minded people, and having relaxed drinks – at Volume 20 of the Young Professional Mixers. This spring mixer

Time Running Out? Learn Chinese NOW!

If you’re still in the country by now, you’re a real survivor! You may have plans to stay here a little longer – or you’re looking to leg it, but whatever your next step is, mastering Chinese is a clear-cut

2022 Chengdu Mother’s Day Specials

Luckily COVID Case numbers in Chengdu remain low, and several restaurants, and hotels are pulling out all the stops for their Mother’s Day special.Time to celebrate mothers, motherhood and maternal bonds in general, as well as the positive contributions that they

Chengdu News Spring 2022

 You may not have been able to leave Chengdu this May holiday, but boy, did the city turn on the charm. And whilst we’re still in a relaxed stupor, there’s lots to fill you in on, that’s been happening here

Must-See Tourist Attractions in Chengdu

From the modern and renewed Panda Base to the historic and tranquil Wenshu Monastery, there are so many must-visit attractions in Chengdu, which are believed to be the best places to soak up the quintessence of the city’s fascinating culture.People’s

Swimming Pool & Cocktails? GILI’S Veranda is OPEN

Travelling to tropical islands is out of the question at the moment, but the sun has come out in Chengdu… and that can mean only one thing. It’s time to top our tans, with a cocktail in hand, at the

Should you Travel from Chengdu this May Holiday?

• Due to the recent Omicron outbreaks in different cities – and the upcoming FISU Games in Chengdu – the city is on relatively high alert.•Most of us have time off this coming Labor Day Holiday – and are thinking

Pets Friendly Hotels Around Chengdu

     Ever had trouble finding a hotel to take your pet(s) with you to for a short break? We got you covered! Find here 5 hotels that are pets friendly in & around Chengdu – if you are looking

2022 Chengdu Easter Specials

Whether this weekend is about resurrection, Ramadan…. or bread that isn’t risen – for you, we all could use a reason to come together, with friends and loved ones, after a shaky few weeks in the city.COVID Case numbers remain low,

Chengdu: Stay in & Drink Wine

Many of us have been stocking up lately, in case we have to stay at home… and luckily there’s a shiny new way to get top-of-the-range wines delivered to your door, at an unbeatable price; the Laowine WeChat MiniProgram has arrived!  Professionals & Passionate About WineAs

Win a FREE Custom Suit with Suit Republic

 Suit Republic is your number one choice for custom suits, shirts, shoes and more in Chengdu.With Studios in both Beijing and Chengdu, and a new studio planned for Shanghai in 2022, why not upgrade your style with Suit Republic.Scroll down

SPGS Senior School Launch Ceremony (Online)

We are delighted to invite you to the SPGS International School Chengdu Senior School launch ceremony online at 8:00pm on 31st March.Our school is built on a close partnership with St. Paul’s Girls’ School (SPGS) in the UK. SPGS enjoys

The Best of Chengdu – 2021 Chengdu-Expat Awards Winners

The winners are in! A huge thank you to everyone who voted in this year’s Chengdu-Expat Awards. After 3 weeks of nominations, voting and the judges – we can finally reveal who you chose to celebrate this year in the city!Just like last

Toddler Sport Introduction and Development Classes

• Are you looking for a sports programme for your little kid?• Do you believe that football for toddlers can be fun and educational?• Book a free trial class at Little Kickers, and you will experience how our programme is

How to Get your Driving License in Chengdu

Foreigners, as well as residents of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan who wish to drive in China, must apply for a driving license within the mainland.

2022 Chengdu St. Patrick’s Day Events

Drink, eat and be merry. Check out where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Chengdu:Gili’s and G’s BistroAll beers 20% off.Guinness “Buy 1, get 1 free”Addresses:Gili’s Tongzilin: 9 South Tongzilin Road, Wuhou District 武侯区,桐梓林南路9号Gili’s Luxelakes: 180 Jiazhou Road, Shuangliu District