Chengdu Expat

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China’s Metro Systems are Changing, Here’s How..

The metro in Chengdu is one of the easiest and quickest ways to get around this hectic city. If you ask anyone in the city, they will most likely tell you that the metro is one of their preferred methods

Chengdu Westminster School: Preparation Phase

Chengdu Westminster School (CWS) is the first step in the China Westminster School Project, which anticipates the opening of six schools across China over the next decade.  The first of these international boarding schools will open in Shuangliu, Chengdu and will

11.11 Madness Bigger than all Western Equivalents Combined

Expats in China may be blissfully unaware of the significance of Singles Day (11/11 day) in China; remarkably it is far bigger than Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Thanksgiving. Singles Day repeatedly smashes the sales volumes of any other global

China’s 2020 Public Holiday Schedule!

Many people have already started preparing their holiday schedules and trips for next year. Every year before the New Year’s Day, the State Council announces the schedule of next year’s holidays.  Please note that the official release of the holiday calendar

Alipay & WeChat Pay Finally Open Up to Foreigners

It’s the moment that foreigners in Chengdu have been waiting for, the chance to use China’s most efficient and popular mobile payment platforms, without any unnecessary hassle. When in China you quickly realize that most Chinese people live a cash-free

Chengdu Through The Lens: October

The weather getting colder in Chengdu hasn’t stopped these local photographers from getting their cameras out and taking some impressive snaps of Chengdu. Although Halloween looms over the city, we don’t see any horrific photos here.Here is Chengdu this October

Legoland, Marathon, Exhibitions & Other News

It’s getting chilly now and the rain is coming and going. But plenty is happening in and around Chengdu. Here’s what’s up:Legoland Is Coming to ChengduMerlin Entertainments announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Global Zhongjun Cultural

Have Animal Cafés in Chengdu Gone too Far?

The latest trend of animal cafés popping up all over the world means that everyone has either heard of or visited an animal cafe nowadays. Animal cafés provide a very different experience to your typical everyday coffee shop visit, as

How to Apply for a Credit Card in China

How to Apply for a Credit Card in China Are you interested in getting a Chinese credit card in Chengdu? You probably use credit cards all the time back home but not in China due to the multiple mobile payment options.

Floods, CATS, Direct Flights & Other News

Someone recently said that it seems Chengdu only operates for 8 months of the year; in the narrow window between Chinese New Year and Summer, then from autumn to the middle of winter. August is certainly one of the city’s

144 hour Visa-Free Transit in Chengdu

Good news for everyone, travelling to Chengdu just became a lot easier. With the visa-free transit permit, you can spend nearly a week in Chengdu.

Taxi Chat – Sichuanhua With Your Cab Driver

Being able to communicate with the people around you makes living abroad way easier! So let us begin with small steps by being able to talk to your taxi driver in real Sichuanhua.

What’s Happening in Chengdu [February 2019]

What’s been happening in mala city whilst you’ve been away for Chinese New Year? Catch up on the news here:

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.

Heathrow to Chengdu Direct Flight to open in April

Starting April 2019, visiting family may become a lot quicker for a lot of expats. London’s Heathrow Airport will be connected to Chengdu via a new direct flight with Air China, allowing for easier travel to and from the two

Chengdu to Launch 6 Day Visa-Free Transit Policy

Here’s all the info you need for Chengdu’s upcoming 144 hours long visa-free transit policy. Visiting Chengdu is about to get just a little easier.

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.

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

Top Game Developer Internship!

  https://v.qq.com/x/page/d06552rl110.html?ptag=4_6↓Join IGG’s Project Inter-G!This is the best opportunity to explore the game industry in a top gaming companyFor students, Inter-G is a terrific winter internship.For professionals, Inter-G is a great program to learn and practice.IGGIGG is a renowned developer and publisher

Chengdu’s Supermarkets of the Future

A new supermarket retail concept is rapidly increasing in popularity, beginning with Amazon Go in the US, and now in China with Alibaba’s Hema Supermarkets. The concept marries online and offline shopping experiences to create the most improved, efficient service.