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Forums > Living in Kunming > Passport for health check

There are two places you'll need to use your passport.

1. At the parking entrance (back of the compound) - where the security guards have you sign in.
2. Inside the health check building. You'll have to do the health check QR code thing to register first, before they'll see you. I needed the staff to help me through the QR code registration - so you MAY want to do that before you go. That way when they check again - it may already register you with the huge checkmark screen.

Second time I went, roughly a week later, to pick up the results - guards just waived me through after I signed in and showed them my passport again. The place is probably so under-utilized right now they probably remembered me from the week previously.

Aside from never really knowing which floor or room to go to - I managed to stumble my way through all the tests - but seriously out of order. If one exam room was busy - I'd just move on to the next check on the same floor (jump the queue) and come back to a previous test before I descend/ascend floors.

The staff will also have help you jump queues if you poke your head in and they're not busy. Get things done faster...

Forums > Living in Kunming > Passport for health check

I was there a few weeks (?) ago to renew my visa. You MUST bring your original passport.

If your passport is in the process of being renewed - you'll can try the passport copy with the embassy/consulate receipt - but your embassy/consulate is "supposed" to return your passport immediately after you apply for a renewal...but you should expect to be rejected, but never hurts to try...

Forums > Living in Kunming > Health QR code not working?

Usually when I can't get an app to work - I put the phone or iPad into flight mode for a few deep breaths, then try it again - it's probably superstitious and works intermittently.

I also shutdown WIFI and go to 4G when I need speedy service outside.


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I found Beijing Yingke through their ad on the gokunming website.

I recently used Beijing Yingke to take care of a rather complicated real estate transaction. After finally gathering all the required documents as specified - we actually managed to successfully complete the entire process in a single visit with no requirements for "additional documents" or "extra procedures".


The attorneys were polite, tolerant of infinitely many questions, professional, courteous, and most of all - professional and competent.
The law firms fees were an acceptable increment above local fees, to account for the multi-lingual requirements.

Most importantly - the requested transaction was completed on the first pass with no additional documentation or procedures - which is a stunning accomplishment and nod towards Beijing Yingke's professional knowledge in this sector.

Five Star rating - highly recommend.


Just stopped by Wicker Basket Beichen again to stock up on frozen pizzas, frozen pies (chicken, beef), cheese, and sliced ham (ask them to slice it for you). Love this place - simple decor, polite helpful nice staff - nothing fancy - but gets the job done.


Finally got around to using Salvador's delivery service - tried it out on the chicken burrito and their bag of nacho chips. Delivery was flawless despite being a bit out of area (≥4km) and the food was still warm.

First experience - excellent (5 stars).

Excellent as always - even with long distance delivery. Now if only the online menu was expanded a little (like the chicken strips...hint hint hint...nudge nudge...wink wink).


Just stopped into Prague Beichen for dinner a few nights ago - and I'm shocked at how good their food is - five star international hotel quality. Even the fruit-based drink was made from genuine fruit - as opposed to the usual domestic fare of fruit syrup with chunks of fruit added. The food was well-presented and "plated".

The restaurant itself has had a major overhaul and now occupies both the ground floor and the second floor - well illuminated without being blinding, wide open and airy space (2nd floor), nice attentive but non-intrusive service, and reasonable prices for excellent cuisine.

Will absolutely return several times more, to savor and experience other menu items.

A pleasant surprise and culinary delight - great place for a date or even a quiet business meeting. Excellent atmosphere.


Excellent coffee, tea, and simple meals - to include waffles and various incarnations of sandwiches. Ground floor is NO SMOKING, second floor (where they hide the bathrooms), SMOKING.

Extraordinarily popular place - beautiful location, typical service for Kunming - which means when it's good, it's stellar, when it's bad - it's terrifying - so they have a quality consistency problem that's reflected in the various staff and shifts.

However - it's still a great place to meet, hang out, chill, relax, etc. Just remember to DIY (do it yourself) most of the time.