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User profile: Yuantongsi

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  • RegisteredFebruary 6, 2007
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  • RegisteredFebruary 6, 2007

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Forums > Travel Yunnan > Thailand Visa

I heard that a Thai tourist visa for Chinese is free if you apply in the consulate in Kunming. It may be nicer to have your visa already done before you land in Thailand during a busy Chinese holiday.

Forums > Living in Kunming > health certificate for dog to travel

One location to get this health check for flights is the vet on the road that extends from Wenlin Jie past the cinema.

Go along LongXiang jie until the road curves to the right and you can see the passover, at that point you will see a building on the left side of the road with a alley leading off the road. The vet is on the second floor. They also do Kunming Dog permits.

You may have to go a few times,,as it seems not all the people are working there all the time,,typical government officials.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Taxis 'AGAIN'

DIDI Da Che is an easy APP to use for getting taxis. You can elect to give a tip but only if taxi drivers are busy and not replying. You can also book a taxi to certain places from your selected pickup point. Once you select the driver that replies to your request for booking s/he will call you to confirm details. You pay the driver (if using DIDI) the money, not through a 3rd party banking system. The App is in Chinese.


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When I called the Water company they told me that Yunlong supplied 40% of the cities water supply. She also told me that they were bringing in water from the east and west of Kunming. I think this issue will last longer than 15 days.

Maybe the police will ask for bigger and heavy guns to combat the more aggressive thieves. So instead of one bullet hitting a public bus it will be several.

Tasers are a much better option as the next step.


Accidental discharge of police gun kills man in Qujing area. The police arrived after lunch without uniforms and in a unplated van....but the report confirms the shooter had not been drinking.

A week or two ago the Zhaotong police killed a truck driver who was protesting against a land compensation case. Over 100 eyewitnesses signed a protest report saying the police did not need to shoot.

So giving guns to Yunnan police has gotten some fast results. If you go by the rapidly decreasing level of compentence and education of officials from central, provincial to county levels then I can only guess that police at the lower levels of the administration arent given much training before they are let loose on the streets with guns.

As a foreigner in China I heard its harder to adopt in China than if you live in Guowailand.

@HFCAMPO if the parents know which orphanage she stayed in before placement then she should visit it. Maybe some of the staff from that time are still there.



when we renovated we took our workmen to B&Q to select materials from their excellent range if samples. Then with that list in hand we went to the construction market near Mingbo bridge and got the same materials at either half or one third of the B&Q price.

It's a good place for window shopping.