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Torrential Rain submerges Chengdu

Torrential Rain submerges ChengduThe rain has cometh in Chengdu, with the annual summer rainfall coming again in full force. Each year producing an average of 20 days of rain and rainfall of 200mm.Massive amounts of rainfall has affected Chengdu over

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.

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.

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

Guide to the City: ChengduExpat Mini-Program

ChengduExpat+ Mini-ProgramOver the last year, Chengdu Expat has 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 around Chengdu.You

How To Open a Bank Account in Chengdu

Opening a bank account in Chengdu is almost an essential as the city relies more and more on electronic payments. Here’s everything you need to know:Documents to Prepare Before Opening a New Bank Account: Passport (Original + Photocopy). Have your

7 Things to Know Before Coming to Chengdu

Moving country can be a daunting yet exciting experience. When jetting off to another continent however, these problems can seem far more intimidating.Chengdu is one of the fastest growing international cities in the world but it is precisely that: growing.

Co-working Spaces in Chengdu

In China’s startup city, it’s no surprise that co-working caught on so rapidly from 2016 when we saw the beginning of a mass move away from serviced offices or rented cubicles in the city. The stand-out spaces so far are

Sichuanese Sayings: He’s Cute? That’s Fake!

People have long joked, 天不怕地不怕只怕四川人说普通话 – there is nothing to fear but the Sichuanese speaking Mandarin, and it can be true…With a large lack of retroflex sounds (ch, zh, sh, etc.), confusions on h/f, n/l, s/c initial consonants and n/ng, en/un, ian/uan finals, it

Survival Sichuanese

Survival SichuanesePeople have long joked, 天不怕地不怕只怕四川人说普通话 – there is nothing to fear but the Sichuanese speaking Mandarin, and it can be true.With a large lack of retroflex sounds (ch, zh, sh, etc.), confusions on h/f, n/l, s/c initial consonants and n/ng, en/un, ian/uan

Extreme Chengdu

City life can sometimes get to be too much and everyone needs a little break to get their juices flowing and the adrenaline pumping! Chengdu-Expat have complied a list of some of the best venues around Chengdu to get you