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Christmas markets

Christmas Bazaar, Fair, Market in Beijing!

November 30, 2017 • Expat Tips, Explore

Ho ho ho, the holiday season finally arrived! You’ll be spoilt for choice when looking for Christmas markets in Beijing. Whether you’re searching for a last-minute bauble or desperately seeking inspiration for the perfect gift, we’ve got you covered with our guide to Beijing’s loveliest Christmas markets and festive fairs. You’ll find foodie treats, creative […]

Socialize

Socialize Group in Beijing

November 23, 2017 • Expat Tips, Explore, Lifestyle

Moving abroad can be a challenging experience. You leave your family, friends and everything you know behind. You enter a new culture where the customs and sometimes the languages are different. It’s a time to discover new things, make new friends and begin a new adventure by join socialize groups!   Organization Groups 1. InterNations […]

Skype

Say Bye to Skype

November 23, 2017 • General

Just like the VPNs, Skype vanishes from App stores in China. The New York Times reports that the messaging and calling app was removed from the online stores almost a month ago. “We have been notified by the Ministry of Public Security that a number of voice over internet protocol apps do not comply with […]

Tips

About Leaving Tips in China

November 22, 2017 • Expat Tips

In China, tipping or gratuities are not common practice in most sectors of life, although it has become the norm to tip the tour guide and driver, hotel bellboy in recognition of their good service. In almost all cases of service in China, it is not expected that you tip.  Below are some practical tips […]

Leaving China

Things You Need to Know Before You Leave China

November 16, 2017 • Expat Tips, General

There may come a time when some expats will decide to go back to their home country because their working contracts have ended. But before you go, here are 10 major things you need to know before you leave China.   1. Get Your Chinese Pension Back   You might not aware it, but yes! […]

summer palace online ticket

Summer Palace Tickets Only to Be Sold Online Beginning January

November 15, 2017 • Expat Tips, Explore, General

As we have mentioned before, e-tickets are available for 8 major parks in Beijing. ☟☟☟ Links to E-Tickets Are Now Available for 8 Beijing Parks ☟☟☟   Summer Palace office has announced that they will close few ticket offices at North and South Ruyi Gate and the West Gate of Summer Palace start from coming January. Until […]

E-Channel Visa

How to Apply for Chinese E-Channel Visa

November 9, 2017 • Expat Tips, General

Stick and tired of waiting in huge line at the custom while entering or leaving China? The solution to this problem is applying for an E-Channel Visa. What is E-Channel? No stamps, no talking to a customs official, and normally no line or a very fast moving line. It’s a way to “skip” talking to […]

Air Pollution

Beat the Air Pollution

November 9, 2017 • Expat Tips, General, Lifestyle

As winter is coming, it’s also the time that smog days are here. There are lots of reasons that cause air pollution especially in the winter due to in China, they burn coal or diesel for the public heating.     At Home An air purifier might be the first thing you bought while you […]

2018 Holiday

Official 2018 Holiday Calendar Announced

November 9, 2017 • General

New Year’s Day 2018: 3 days holiday, starting on 2017.Dec. 30th and to 2018 Jan. 1st, back to work on Tuesday. No work day on the weekend. Chinese New Year: As usual, 7 days holiday starts from Feb. 15th to Feb .21st. Two days working on the weekend which are on Feb. 11th (Sun) and Feb. 24th(Sat). […]

CN APPS

Apps and WeChat Accounts You Need in China

November 3, 2017 • Expat Tips, General, Lifestyle

​Here is everything you will need to navigate your China life. Apps 1. Communication: WeChat Since What’s App and facebook messanger are officially blocked in China. WeChat is the very definition of indispensable in China. This is where you will connect with your friends, communicate with colleagues, make business deals, flirt, and etc. Privacy? Forget about […]

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