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Torrential Rain submerges Chengdu

 The 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 the past 24

China’s Food Delivery Revolution: Meituan v E Le Me

Food delivery has taken china by storm with the rise of Meituan and E Le Me. From seeing every city in china flooded with delivery drivers to millions of Chinese consumers preferring to order on the delivery apps than eating out or even cooking. how far will delivery services go in china?

Can Luckin Coffee end Starbucks in China?

Luckin Coffee Opened in June 2017 and has grown rapidly with its focus on technology and quick delivery.

Top 10 Apps You Can’t Live Without in China

Turbocharge your experience in China by adding these apps to your arsenal.

WeChat: The Hidden Features

The social media application provides just about every function you can think of.  

Chengdu’s Best WeChat Groups

The top 10 WeChat Groups guaranteed to keep you in the loop in the ‘Du.Love or hate the constant notifications and occasional spamming from WeChat groups, there’s not many of us that could survive in Chengdu without them because some

Will Carrefour Close in China?

Carrefour, the French retailer announced on Sunday, it is selling an 80% stake in its China operations to Sunning, ceding control in a market that it had first entered in 1995. They sold this for 4.8billion yuan.

Getting Inked in Chengdu

Getting inked in China is no longer a taboo, and Chengdu is quickly becoming one of the most tattooed cities in the Middle Kingdom – along with Kunming, Lijiang and the east coast megacities.

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.

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

Is Chengdu on the Brink of Global Recognition?

Now after investing heavily in the province’s running ecosystem, Chengdu will bid to become the seventh city of the Abbott World Marathon Majors series, joining London, Tokyo, Berlin Chicago, New York, and Paris as host cities. This is just the beginning…

Roll in and Drink Up Chengdu

ChengduBeer has partnered up with 15 local venues worthy of a visit. Until 30 April 2019, you can obtain free drinks on the day that you used ReachNow service when showing your receipt.

Refund Your VAT Tax in Chengdu

After travelling through Sichuan and Chengdu, tourists from all over the world can refund the VAT tax at the Shuangliu International Airport.

How to Verify Your Alipay and WeChat Pay

WeChat has tightened its regulations and many people have to re-verify their info to be able to use their WeChat wallet. Here’s how to do it:

成都 Eats | Hidden Treasures

Here are two of our favourite places, run by creative owner-chefs, that are so worth the extra few minutes it might take you to find them.

Getting your kids active in Chengdu

AIFuture Teenage American Football Training Centre is Chengdu’s biggest American Football Academy. The training centres offer mixed teams and mixed training for boys and girls.

Getting Around Chengdu

Chengdu can seem dauntingly large at first with its mammoth size alongside a very copy and paste style of architecture. However as Chengdu has rapidly developed, so has its transportation. Here’s a look at how to cut out all the

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.

Wellness in Chengdu – Yoga and Pilates Studios in the City

Do you want to try yoga or pilates but don’t know any good studios? Here are four wellness places in the city.

Don’t speak Chinese? A new way to order food to your door

Ever tried to order food in Chengdu but your Mandarin is lacking? It’s not the easiest of tasks, but there’s finally a solution. Introducing the brand new Munchwich ordering platform, the MunchApp! The MunchAppA MiniProgram accessible from within WeChatto make your