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The Best of Chengdu · 2018 Chengdu-Expat Awards Winners

The winners are in! After a month full of nominations, voting and the judges – we can finally reveal who you chose to celebrate this year in the city! For the 2018 Chengdu-Expat Awards, we partnered with DiDi English Version as we couldn’t

Things to do in Chengdu over Chinese New Year 2019

As the country and city gears up for the biggest event on the Chinese calendar it can be hard, as an expat, to find things to do. Locals tend to pack up shop and head home. But fear not, we’ve collected some handy tips and info that might make your Chinese New Year much more fun.

Three New Panda Habitats and Other News

Chengdu is a constantly growing and changing city. From panda habitats to artificial moons, a lot’s been happening recently. Here’s a quick rundown:Artificial MoonOn the more outlandish side of recent news, It has been announced that Chengdu will receive extra

After Work Drinks Vol. 1 – Retrospective

October saw the beginning of Chengdu-Expat’s brand new After Work Drinks Social, with Vol. 1 kicking things off in style at the fancy, scenic Iniécho restaurant. The restaurant provided free snacks and a special buy 1 get 1 free deal,

12 Foreign Films in Chengdu this November

Not gonna lie, this might be the best month for movies in China in the history of movies in China. Even with the exact same number of films as last month, we have MUCH more variety and there is absolutely something

Visit the Three Gorges for Free | Make Friends and Explore

Chongqing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development and Ctrip are inviting 2oo foreigners to witness the beautiful scenery of the Three Gorges at Yangtze River for free!Whether this is your first time or you’ve seen them before, this is a whole new way to experience the

8 Things To Do In Chengdu This Week [October 2018]

The days may be getting shorter, but there’s no shortage of things to fill the days. A plethora of art, music, food, business and family events are taking place this week in the city:Chengdu Hash House Harrier’s AnnualRed Dress Charity

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

Experience the Biggest Festival in Tibet

Tibet Vacation are giving you the chance to experience the most significant festival in the Tibetan calendar as well as witnessing some of Tibet’s other stunning sights this May. On May 21st 2018 they are organizing a comprehensive 15 Days Mount Kailash Saga Dawa

What’s Happening in Chengdu? [Spring]

What’s Happening in Chengdu this Spring?Chengdu’s transportation network is undergoing a huge revamp, with extensions and greener modes of transport being brought to the city. There are also heaps of exciting music festivals, art exhibitions, events, openings and more coming

Tibet to Nepal Through Newly Opened Border

With a strong Tibetan cultural presence in Chengdu and a lively Tibetan quarter, many of us living in Chengdu dream of visiting the region – and now 2 years after the earthquake, the border between Tibet and Nepal has reopened.Instead

Casarte Family Run

 Looking for a way to get your blood pumping at the weekend?Gather your friends and family for theCasarte Family Runat 10:00 on October 29th!The run takes place at the beautiful Chengdu Egret Bay Wetland Park.Free of charge and come ready to

Travel Tips: XiaoJin – Gem of the West

I never intended to stay long in XiaoJin. I never intended to stay at all actually. After a two-day stint hiking in the mountains near Wenchuan, I had planned on making the overland trip by bus to Danba the morning

Organic Food in Chengdu

Chengdu-Expat explains where to source organic food in Chengdu.The market for organic food in China has taken off in the wake of food safety scandals and environmental concerns. Buying organic offers a more reliable provenance whilst countering the negative environmental

When is Chinese Valentine’s Day?

A few times a year you might receive WeChat messages from your Chinese friends wishing you a happy Valentine’s Day, leaving you a little confused. Valentine’s Day is on the 14th February after all, is it not?  Well, right, Valentine’s

How to Buy and Top-up a Public Transport Card in Chengdu

If you’re in Chengdu for any substantial amount time you’re bound to end up using Chengdu’s public transport system.Relatively new, opening in 2010, and forever expanding, with a raft of lines and line extensions planned to open in the next

36 dead as Chengdu Coach crashes in Shaanxi

At 11.34pm Thursday night a Chengdu passenger coach crashed into an expressway tunnel wall in Shaanxi province, leaving 36 dead.Reportedly carrying 49 passengers, 2 children are among the dead and 13 others have been injured.The sleeper coach set off from

Jiuzhaigou Earthquake

On Tuesday at 9:19pm China Standard Time a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Sichuan’s Jiuzhaigou County, 420km north of Chengdu.The small town of Zhangzha, at the epicentre of the quake, is believed to have been particularly affected. The quake’s tremors, which could

Where to Brunch in Chengdu

Where to Brunch in ChengduRise and shine this Sunday morning with a brunch to kick-start that lazy weekend feeling. Here are our top picks of places to brunch in Chengdu which will help you satisfy that craving whatever your budget.MunchwichMunchwich

Young Professionals Mixer II – Roundup

On Friday the 28th of July more than 120 young professionals gathered on the Wanda Reign’s swanky roof garden for drinks and networking.Despite the rain’s best attempts, which forced a brief retreat to a salon room, the event was a