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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

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

Deal of the Week – Organic Salmon

Followers of Chengdu-Expat WeChat receive a weekly special deal on a great product or service in Chengdu, available every Monday.This weekAqua Select are offering Buy 2 Get 1 Free or Buy 4 Get 4 Free. They are 98RMB each. What’s

Chengdu’s Best Souvenirs

Heading home for a visit? It’s always tricky to try and identify some things that help sum up your experiences in Chengdu and translate well into gifts for friends and family back home. Maybe even harder to find something that

Sport this Summer in Chengdu

Following the success of Adidas’ Republic of Sports in Shanghai and Beijing, for the first time it has come to Chengdu! It will showcase football, basketball, running and training and offer free classes. The Chengdu-Expat team went to check it

Advice to Chengdu Startups – From Trevor Owens

Chengdu-Expat sat down with the global start-up guru and founder of Lean Startup Machine, Trevor Owens, at last week’s Startup Grind to hear his thoughts on why start-ups fail and more…The Company: Lean Startup Machine is a company that runs 3-day

New Fusion Restaurant – Bishop

Bishop restaurant is opening this Saturday.30 Chengdu-Expat followers can enjoy special price tapas buffet + free drink.Bishop is a new restaurant with a zealous for quality and locally sourced food to people who share the same passion for great cuisine

My [Crafty] Weekender

Dieter Vanonckelen – Co-Owner of The Beer Nest I & II and local entrepreneur talks his successes, failures and how he’ll spend the weekend in Chengdu.Trying to catch Dieter’s attention for long enough for him to send over some photos for this

Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Turns Two

Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu was finished two 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

Eating Chengdu – Review of The Range

The Range: Home-style cooking from the American South.Experienced China restaurateurs bring some southern twang to Chengdu The Range is the newest addition to the ever-growing American dining scene in Chengdu, but this ain’t no Tex Mex place. Long time restaurateurs, and

Deal of the week – Shamrock

Followers of Chengdu-Expat WeChat receive a weekly special deal on a great product or service in Chengdu, available every Monday. This WeekThis week Irish bar and restaurant Shamrock are offering 2 great deals:1. 25% or more off 5 selected single malts: Tullamore shot  Usually

Deal of the Week – Aqua Select

Followers of Chengdu-Expat WeChat receive a weekly special deal on a great product or service in Chengdu, available every Monday.This Week:This week Aqua Select are offering buy one get one free on their 180g sustainable salmon fillets.  For two 180g salmon fillets

Chengdu-Expat Launch Party – Jing Bar – 28 July 16

Chengdu-Expat Launch Party – Jing Bar – 28 July 16Pictures by FunAndBike.frLast night Chengdu-Expat, Chengdu’s newest international community officially launched at JING Bar in The Temple House!Around 100 guests, including those from Consulates, Chambers of Commerce, entrepreneurs, dreamers and do-ers,