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Chengdu Through The Lens | June

The summer rains have cometh. June saw longer days and rarely-seen in the city sunsets, which inspired Chengdu’s talented community of photographers to hit the streets. This is June, through their lens:The Vatican comes to Chengdu@susanayesunTianfu Da Dao’s Great Pyramids@nickkuratnikGrandmas getting

What To Do During An Earthquake

Last night (Monday 17th June 2019) at 10.55pm, a magnitude 6.0 earthquake in Yibin sent tremors throughout Sichuan, and set WeChat ablaze with videos of swinging chandeliers and crumbling dry wall.If you’re living in Chengdu or Chongqing, it’s likely you would have

How to Bring Your Pet Into China

Travelling across the globe can be a daunting task, so we don’t blame you for wanting to bring your cat or dog along.As of May 1st 2019, there will be a new and speedier method of getting pets into China.

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.

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

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.

How Do Foreigners Work Legally in China?

China will be implementing a more ‘proactive, open and effective’ policy to attract overseas expertise. Through this new policy, it will hopefully become easier for foreigners to start working here legally.Permits and certificates required to work in ChinaAccording to the

A Guide to Paying Utility Bills in Chengdu

So you’ve finally sorted out your apartment, but you still have to pay your utility bills. Here is how to pay for gas, electricity, water, and management fees in Chengdu.Gas Generally speaking, there are two ways of doing this:1. Pay in

How to Register as a Foreigner at the Local Police Station

 Planning to stay in Chengdu? All foreigners in Chengdu (and throughout China), must register at the local police station within 24 hours after checking in to a rented apartment or house. Also, if your visa is renewed or if you

Guide to the City: ChengduExpat Mini Program

ChengduExpat+ Mini ProgramOver the last year Chengdu Expat have been working towards the exciting launch of our new Mini Program. The aim of the program is to provide you with up-to-date news, locations and events for things happening in and

Chengdu’s Future Architecture

During the last few decades of development in China, new architectural projects have become synonymous with record-breaking firsts and avant-garde design. From the 28-story Louis Vuitton ‘boot’ in Shanghai to Fuzhou’s Star Trek Enterprise replica, municipal governments and private developers have been commissioning

Why Westerners Love to Hate Baijiu, But Shouldn’t

My first experience trying blue cheese was something to remember. Before then, I would only eat cheese if it was in the form of a pizza topping. The mouldy blue patches and the grainy structure of this ‘new’ cheese I

How To Donate Used Clothes in Chengdu

As the world’s largest producer, consumer, and exporter of textiles, China is responsible for a staggering quantity of textile waste. Every year, families throw away approximately 26 million tons of clothing, and the nation’s accumulation of textile waste amounts to

Live Music in Chengdu

Whilst it forges ahead as the epicenter of Chinese rap music, with thanks to big names like the Higher Brothers  – the underground live music scene is becoming a formidable platform to launch good local artists and draw the attention of foreign indie bands.

Family Healthcare in Chengdu

Family Healthcare in ChengduLiving in China and knowing where best to take your loved ones when they need medical care can be daunting, but there are friendly, reputable and affordable doctors in Chengdu – that specialize in meeting international healthcare

5 Must See Documentaries: Education Edition

There are many things that make us different from each other, but one thing that always stands out between me and my friends educated in the West is how different our schooling was. It affects the way we present ourselves,

Top 10 Photography Spots in Chengdu – Part 2

Known for its distinctive culture and cuisine within China, Chengdu is a marvelous city brimming with life that offers a myriad of unique views. You just have to know where to look. We previously shared the first five top places

Hair Salons and Barbershops in Chengdu

 Finding worthy hands to entrust your locks into can be a complicated process even without a language and culture barrierWe often have to resort to bringing a photo of the style we want or headshots from a few angles of

Clinics, Hospitals and Healthcare in Chengdu

Clinics, Hospitals and Healthcare in ChengduClinicsDr. Leo ClinicLanguage: English, ChineseMedical Services: Adult & Children General, Medical Consultation, Medication & Treatment, prevention Medicine & Referral Services, Mental Health Advice, Health Education & Health Management for Corporate Clients, Senior & Sports Medicine

Foreign Consulates in Chengdu Overview

 Foreign Consulates in Chengdu OverviewUntil April 2017, there are 12 countries opened their consulates in Chengdu. Four more consulates is on the schedule to open soon including India, Philippines, Austria and Nepal .  Click the link below to find more