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Forums > Living in Kunming > Chinese tourist behaving badly

In the cases of McDonald's and Nanja shopping mall, which among any Chinese of any level are known to have quality toilets, are pure laziness and being a douche. Nothing more.
I asked my spouse about it, if it's normal. It's not.

On the subway, yes it's a difficult situation. They give clothes with no bottom to the kids, so they can do it anywhere any time. The parents often are uneducated and mostly just too lazy to bring their kid to a restroom. Or don't want to spend money and time of buying and changing diapers. Plenty of exceptions exist too where the parent do being kids to a restroom.

You just don't expect the "fresh" counter to be watered in that way.
Advice: wear non-slip shoes and don't pick up any fallen produce off the floor.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Chinese tourist behaving badly

Taking a shit inside a shopping mall because you can't find / bother to ask for the toilet, that's "a dump too far".

Making your children poo in the middle of a shopping street, only 20 meters from a public toilet which is free: pure logic! because the public toilet is severely unhygienic and they want to protect their children (true).
If it's right, that's another question.

Forums > Study > Chinese language school in South KM

Thank you for the suggestion. I know the school. Unfortunately I am living too far away for frequent classes. I am looking for something in the XingYao / Guandu Old Town area.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Do you think we need more active moderation?

I like the "blocking feature" idea.
I proposed it in the past to gokunming too after a series of rants and double meaning "insults" by people. This way you only have to read the posts with actual topic related content.

Personally I like to use gokunming less because of people spending too much time on here... Waiting for the next topic.

Someone once said: get a life... outside Facebook!
I agree also for people on here.


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The moment something is registered as UNESCO, the place is leached. UNESCO and government both take part of the pot. Never expected to pay $16 to see a ruin that wasn't even maintained with unsafe pathways (not Lijang). UNESCO, just like UNICEF are UN progams, so just do the math. 49.9% for one, 49.9% for the other, 0.1% for the safety-ribbon, and 0.1% for the water-based paint.

This article needs a serious correction. Wanda is owned by the Chinese government, run semi-privately and invested in by shareholders, investment groups and also the government.
Wang Jianlin is rich and he is the chairman. He is not the owner and it's not "his empire".

Hear hear. It's indeed a nice thing for food and food supplements.
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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.