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  • RegisteredMay 27, 2008
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  • RegisteredMay 27, 2008

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Getting a chinese driving license

Show up with photos, passport, old license and your residence registration slip from the local police station (proof of address).

They made me take the eye exam again as well. I think there was a fee, but it was peanuts.

If you're renewing a soon-to-expire or recently expired license, no need to take the test.

There are apps for practicing the English exam available on your favorite international appstore (ie Google Play, Apple appstore, etc)

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Renter anti-scam Protection

The local paichusuo will actually hear rent disputes, and may order one party to make a payment or provide other forms of redress. Any further appeal will probably have to go to court.

OP, want to share your issue? Maybe we can provide some advice.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > New Rules for Ebikes

Yes, it's unfortunately true. You can actually buy a new bike, but it has to meet strict speed and size requirements that make it very underpowered and disappointing. The big bikes are simply not allowed.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > IRS tax issue for mixed marriage

You can marry filing jointly by getting her an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). Using that as a non-resident alien, she should not be subject to FBAR or any of those requirements, but figuring out which taxes are owed will be really complicated. I looked into it myself a few years back and just dropped it. Definitely worth consulting an international tax expert.

Also, not sure why you're avoiding setting up any accounts in China. If you're using accounts in her name, the IRS may decide that you "have control" over the account, and you could get in trouble for not reporting on FATCA and FBAR.

Finally, if you plan to be away from the US for a while, you can save a ton of money by buying an international insurance plan, rather than a US plan.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Art Exhibits in Kunming

The GoKunming events calendar and venue listings are your friends.

Contemporary Gallery Kunming focuses on contemporary, and does local and international artists, but mostly focuses on older, successful artists.

IWE Museum, up on Xishan, has a similar focus, with maybe more modern and traditional art in the mix.

Wenlin Museum, in the basement under the Xinjianshe Movie Theater on Wenlin Jie, does lots of very short shows, and highlights a lot of students and young artists.

Probably the best place for discovering the local scene, and maybe showing your own work, is GAH (Gallery Art Hub) at Brewery Hill, aka Paoluda Creative Park.

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The problem with providing convenient parking for everyone is that more people will choose to buy cars or drive into the city when they would have otherwise taken transit.

The standard fine for illegal parking is 150 RMB. Problem is, it's very poorly enforced. The streetside parking is also poorly managed. Those people are supposed to be keeping a lid on bad parking, but they will often direct drivers to double park, blocking the street, or even park on the sidewalks, so they can collect more money.

"Taking the trees away to recuperate." I didn't see them taking the trees from Xuefu Lu, but I've seen them removing them from other parts of town, and the workers were basically just chopping the trees to pieces.

Based on what we've seen for the other metro lines, Xuefu Lu is going to be a mess for years. All of the problems they have complained about: bedrock, difficulty managing traffic, etc, are going to hit them at Xuefu in spades. There are also, if my sources are correct, extensive bunkers down there from WWII, which were probably expanded (without maps) during the CR.

If they don't revert Yi Er Yi to two-way, that whole quadrant of the city is toast.

Are you sure the Hui don't top one million? I seem to remember hearing they were the largest or second largest minority group in the province

"as Kunming media outlets reveal the presence of dense basalt deposits in the path of multiple tunnels routinely hampered progress."

This has been known for years and years. In the early 2000s, people were holding this up as the reason why Kunming would never have a subway.

I'm guessing engineers brought it up in their time and cost projections, and the officials in charge ignored them. You don't start digging long tunnels underneath a city without taking a look at what the ground is made of.

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Excellent Thai food served in a beautiful art deco setting. The bar is also top notch, with great cocktails, whiskys and cigars.

When the weather is good, try to get a table on the rooftop garden, which offers views of the Bird and Flower market.

May be a little pricier than some of the other Thai restaurants in town.

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When I first visited the Park soon after it opened, I realized that I hadn't set foot inside Green Lake Park in a few years. It's a beautiful place, but I simply did not enjoy All the noise and crowds that had come to define it after admission became free (down from a whopping 2 kuai, IIRC).

But James built a nice, quiet place in a beautiful old courtyard there, and I came to spend a lot of time there.

James and co built a really good menu, a very comfortable place and an unrivalled whisky list, the perfect recipe for a community hang-out, or even a quiet place to sip coffee and read in the sun during the day.

Thanks, James and everyone else at the Park, for making such a great place. We will all miss it, and look forward to seeing whatever it is you do next.

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An exciting new gallery space built from an old factory warehouse in the Paoluda Creative Industry Park. Looking forward to seeing what they'll do with it.

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A great little place in the middle of a beautiful valley chock full of great climbing spots.

The beds and rooms are very comfortable, though the bathrooms are shared, and of the "eco" variety (a plus as far as I'm concerned).

The owners are very helpful about everything from info on climbing spots to trip planning and getting around the area.

Also, the place is dirt cheap. I wholeheartedly recommend it.

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I heard they revamped the burgers so I went there for one last night. Had the blue cheese burger. Total mess, cheese and carmelized onions dripping all over the place. It was awesome.