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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.

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

Chengdu Metro Line 10 Officially Opens

Chengdu’s much anticipated Metro Line 10 opened September 2017, providing a direct line to the airport. Also known as the Airport Express, Chengdu-Expat headed down to check it out. The newest addition to Chengdu’s burgeoning Metro system, Line 10 starts at

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

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

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

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

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

Look behind you ? @jin4716

Look behind you ? @jin4716

Scaredy cat?@fenderlei

Scaredy cat?@fenderlei

Luyeyuan Stone Sculpture Museum? @the.concrete.project, Bi Kejian

Luyeyuan Stone Sculpture Museum? @the.concrete.project, Bi Kejian

Hitting the ramps ?@jasonplourdeflat

Hitting the ramps ?@jasonplourdeflat

Sun breaking through the rain ☂️?@maxxeich

Sun breaking through the rain ☂️?@maxxeich

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

Storms in #chengdu ?@gloriazrm

Storms in #chengdu ?@gloriazrm

Night riding ? @ianchengdu

Night riding ? @ianchengdu

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