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Sichuan Accommodation Registration: Online & Offline Process

• As you SHOULD know (or you may be in big trouble) foreign nationals have to register, or re-register within 24 hours after landing in Chengdu from abroad. You may face a fine starting from 10 days if you do

What Chengdu Eats on Chinese New Year

Food plays a central role in all celebrations in China and especially that of Chinese New Year. Unlike the ‘Thanksgiving Turkey’ or ‘Christmas Ham’ which are cultural standards in the West, festival foods can vary greatly from region to region

Survival Sichuanese

Survival SichuanesePeople 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

Is Eye Treatment in Chengdu a Good Idea?

• Having health concerns in Chengdu can be worrying as we’re not always sure where best to seek help.• Thankfully for people who want to schedule treatment for their eyes, have laser/ ICL surgery, or are having ongoing issues with

Sichuan Tianfu Health Code Update [July 2022]

If you found your WeChat health code not working recently, you’re not alone. The Tianfu Health code (天府健康通) used in Chengdu and other cities in Sichuan province system had an upgrade, please follow the steps down here to reactivate:Step 1:

World Heritage Sites in Sichuan Province

China has a lot of natural and cultural landscapes. As a place with a long history and outstanding people Sichuan boasts 5 sites included in the cultural and natural categories of the World HeritageList:Cultural SitesQingcheng Mountain and the Dujiangyan Irrigation

Sichuan Shortens Quarantine for Returning from Abroad

Sichuan Shortens Quarantine for Returning from AbroadFirst things first: returning to China from abroad is still not easy, and you will have to undergo quarantine upon arrival. Booking a flight (not to mention an affordable one) is another problem, and

New COVID-19 Cases in Chengdu: The Latest

The latest updates:Updated August 13th 2021, 14:00• At the time of publishing, there are 0 medium risk areas in Chengdu. Sichuan province has 1 medium-risk area located in the city of Luzhou.• Previous to the 29th July, a total of

Sichuan Tianfu Health Code Update [April 2021]

If you found your WeChat health code not working recently, you’re not alone. The Tianfu Health code (天府健康通) system had an upgrade (good thing is that now it should be accepted across all cities and towns in Sichuan province), please

Sichuan Tianfu Health Code Update [January 2021]

If you found your health code not working recently, you’re not alone. The Tianfu Health code (天府健康通) system had an upgrade (good thing is that now it should be accepted across all cities and towns in Sichuan province), please follow

Sichuan Experiences the Worst Flooding in 70 Years

Chengdu has activated a level-four emergency response as Sichuan brace for the worst flooding they have seen in 70 years. A further 1,000 people have been excavated from affected areas in the city following the continuous rain over the weekend.

Coronavirus (Chengdu): Statistics and Useful Information

Finally it seems that nationwide efforts to control COVID-19, are achieving the desired results, but we’re still not quite at the turning point. We can’t tell for sure how the epidemic may further develop, nor rule out the possibility of

2019 Chengdu Holiday Bazaar

Chengdu’s biggest international event is just around the corner! The Holiday Bazaar is an amazing family-friendly day out, with food, performances, gifts to buy and most importantly a chance to give back to good causes. Every year tens of thousands

WIN a Songtsam Retreat to Yunnan this May 1-4!

This May 1st-4th, Songtsam are offering you the chance to win a three-night stay in their Deluxe Suite at Songtsam Linka Shangri-Lain Shangri-La, Yunnan.

Fallen Heroes: 30 Sichuan Firefighters Killed

Yesterday (April 1st) it was reported that at least 30 firefighters died after hundreds were sent to tackle a forest blaze in remote mountains.

巴适 #1 Blind Massage on the East Side

巴适 Básì means awesome, great, spiffing, far out, dope in Sichuanese, and is Chengdu-Expat’s new guide to exploring Chengdu’s cracks and crevices.

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:

The Metro’s About to Get Faster, In More Ways Than One [January 2019]

Ever found yourself walking past the endless Metro construction and thinking what’s it all for? Well, we’ve got the down-low on what’s happening… New Payment System for the Metro.In the past week we’ve seen Chengdu Metro Operation launch a new QR