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Forums > Living in Kunming > Tai Chi in Kunming

For a Tai Chi Master (very kind lady with many years of experience teaching), you can contact:

Tang (family name).
Her phone number is: 136-29449255

She is based in North-east Kunming.

Forums > Study > Chinese language school in South KM

I am looking for a language school or program in South Kunming offering Chinese language classes.

Area: in or around New Asia Athletics Park (Guandu) or Century City. Chenggong University town can also be considered.

Any information is greatly welcomed.

Forums > Study > is there a good business English teacher?

I teach business English for international trade, communication, marketing and sales. I have taught several international and Chinese businesses. The packages I offer are extensive and teaching you not the standard theory, but are practical - applied knowledge, including how Westerners think, how Chinese think and how to overcome obstacles. Simply put: how to make business faster and easier.

In addition I work on creating a larger daily vocabulary for you and your company's needs.

We have 4 companies ourselves in China in various industries. My teachings are practical in use and application and is catered to your / your company's needs, products and services. Please contact me for information.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Warning: new traffic conditions - major changes

No, actually Kunming is quite clean and free of carcassas. Only place you find dead animals is at the bird and pet market downtown. They tend to throw the animals that died (mostly of stress I think) on the street for the night-cleaning crew.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Warning: new traffic conditions - major changes

To those who drive in Kunming, please beware. The newest fashion in Kunming is to use both sides of the road. Yes, I know they already used to do this, but now they use both sides on any and all roads on ALL lanes including 2 + 2 lane roads (two-directional).

Please beware of blocked intersections and multiple ghost riders in your lane as oncoming traffic. They will not yield or move back to their own lane! And you have to make space to the far far right. Do NOT attempt to stop in your own lane because they will NOT stop before they hit you. They get thrills by playing a game of chicken. (no joke)

If making a turn at a traffic light, check if the lanes ahead you go into are free. If not, decide whether to wait or cross over and park on / next to the side-walk to wait for traffic to move. This applies also to the 2+2 lanes. Do not assume you have any free lane if your side of the road has 2 or more lanes. They may be already occupied by oncoming cars.

Pedestrian cross-overs are now used as U-turns. If there are cones (metal or plastic), they will push them with their car into the opposite lane and into oncoming traffic. If driving at night, please beware of (metal) cones on the road.


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Is there a list available of animals the government sees as endangered or forbidden? Not that I'd ever eat anything like those, but I want to know how far their list reaches in regards to foreign animals and if Yao Ming's efforts paid off. Thanks!

Hmm, sounds like every day driving in KM. Risking your life in an attempt to get to where you have to be.
It feels and looks just like a Demolition Derby here.
(Today a guy threatened to ram our car twice! because he was jealous that we were driving 5 Kph faster than him and using our "indicator light" to offend him...)

It becomes really sad when drivers here don't care about making life hard for people who are ill, pregnant or disabled. Or cause injury or death to others because it is of no concern to them or is simply beneficial to them. I've seen it happen. No deaths yet, but close enough...

Golden rule:
"What you don't know won't hurt you."



Yum Yum burgers! One of those places that needs a moment as they make things themselves and fresh.
Well worth the wait as it's tasty!
Decoration is stylish and the 2nd floor is very good to read a book or do some homework and escape the Kundu noise level.


Expensive, but probably one of the best places in this whole province to find genuine top brands (Prada, Gucci, etc.) for outlet prices.
Their jewelry sections in the basement is also very large but I would never touch any jewelry in China.


Unbeatable priced. Seriously!
Prices start from 25 yuan p/p when you have a member card (deposit money on it).
The theaters are very good and they also show movies in 3D.

They always have the latest movies. Actually, they show most foreign movies in their native language which is awesome as I don't understand much Chinese yet.
Chinese movies are frequently shown with English subtitles.

Just make always sure and ask before attending a show what the language and subtitles are, but I guess that's a given in China :)


Personally this is one of my favorite halal restaurants in Kunming. ^_^

Known well among the upper class of Kunming, it is very classy and is very good for quality business lunches and dinners. Having been here many times, this restaurant truly never lets you down. It's a little more pricey (-or a lot more pricey than your average noodle and rice restaurant), but the staff is very well trained and the food is exquisite and above all safe (they don't serve pork). (this is an absolute pre- when having business dinners as you don't want your guests to become sick).

My favorite dishes:
Steamed whole fish (predator type) in light soy-sauce.
Ground beef and ground peanuts over baked eggplant.
The seafood ice platter (salmon, scallop and snail) is very delicate and good for making a quality impression.


This is one of South Kunming's largest farmers markets. Originally named "seafood market" for its focus on fish, shellfish and other seafood, it now contains a large vegetable, fruit, meat, bakery and dried food selection.