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Forums > Living in Kunming > internet cafe

Internet cafes as such don’t exist any longer in Yunnan. A “wang ba” is a place for gaming and not for internet surfing or checking mail. Every Chinese and their dog now uses WeChat for their contacts. As a foreigner it is hard to get to use a wang ba because the login is linked to the Chinese ID card. No Chinese ID card no log in. Free WiFi is widely available so with a WiFi enabled pad or a smartphone you can get most of your things done.

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Forums > Travel Yunnan > Car off-road accessories in KMG

@AllPage
Chrome strip should not be a problem because it will not be noticed. Frankly they really don’t give a toss about anything but roof-racks/bars and bull-bars because they can make extra money out of those. Changing color is simply not allowed because the color is part of the registration. Same applies with the number of seats.

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Forums > Travel Yunnan > Car off-road accessories in KMG

@alienew
They really do. Never had on the road issues but know a guy that did.

Go to any vehicle inspection place and you will find a heap of bull-bars in the corner whose owners abandoned them because they didn’t want to pay again for getting them refitted. Ones I forgot to remove the bull-bars from my car and was straight away sent to that corner. They wanted 200 kuai for undoing 8 bolts, so I went home and did it myself as I have done that every other year ;-)
On my motorbike I had to reinstall the rear seat for every test. Never used that and had it removed in order to carry gear in a better way.

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Forums > Travel Yunnan > Car off-road accessories in KMG

@alienew
In China cars have a passport with picture. At the annual vehicle check the car has to look exactly like that picture. Even painting on the sides like logo’s and advertisement are not allowed. One of the reasons why they are rather anal about this is that at the vehicle inspection places they make some money on the side removing items from your vehicle (And reinstalling them again if you even pay more) at rather inflated prices.
On the road you can be even fined if your vehicle is not conform the picture.

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Rumours have it that these fog cannon trucks are actually a test to see if Kunming can host a future Winter Olympics.

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