Wonders Of Yunnan Travel

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Health Certificate in English

Firstly - there is no such thing as the COVID "passport".

As for the health check passport - the Yunnan government issues a formal government health check passport-sized booklet as follows - but it is NOT a COVID passport, nor is there any COVID test result within.

The Yunnan International Travel Hygiene Healthcare Center responsible amongst other things, for the health checks of foreigners seeking long-term visas (work, family stay, student, etc) issues a bilingual "health check book" along with a full A4 page report.

Cost is about CNY 487. They do a standard physical - so there's no COVID specific test. Currently - you have to present the Yunnan Green Healthcheck certificate (online check - easy to do and complete with near instantaneous response) before you can enter the facility.

The tests currently only take a few hours to complete (because most foreigners blocked from entering china) and they can provide the booklet and test results within a week - usually faster.

You can find info about this facility right here on Gokm's listings section - but for ease of use - please follow this gokm link:


Forums > Study > Internship for international students

zhaopin.com is one of many good places to start for English speaking jobs. Chances are - if the job posting is in English, you're halfway in the door (assuming you also have the quals).

Forums > Living in Kunming > Mosquito Net

We tried the floor length drapes - but Kunming mosquitoes are patient and always seemed to find their ways inside, so we used the tents to trap the pesky insects inside with us. A bright flashlight and a bug zapper also help facilitate a good nite's rest.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Mosquito Net

Um the mesh nets - we put the mattress on TOP of the mesh and take the net down every few years to replace them - as they're rather inexpensive.

Forums > Living in Kunming > WeChat/Weixin connection problems

hmm...power reboot should've worked. I can only guess a few more potential solutions - but totally guessing now.

1. Download a PING app. When you're having WeChat problems open the PING app and try to ping your primary or secondary DNS. If that works then try to ping a known IP or DNS, such as WeChat.com. The PING should theoretically time-out (fail) meaning you're DNS resolution is failing (converting a .com name into an IP address). The PING will indicate if it's a DNS issue. If you don't want yet another app on your phone - use your webbrowser to see if you can connect to a known commercial domestic site - such as gokm, tmall/taobao, etc.

2. If WeChat is running in background mode - including after a power reset (auto-start) - try cycling the app - deleting the app (NOT from the phone, but from the list of apps running in background mode).

3. Check for application and OS updates (low probability of success).

4. Clean up your app database - if you rarely or never delete conversations with pictures etc - this can cause instabilities in the app. eg my outlook app wasn't updating emails from the IMAP server correctly. I had crud dating back a few years - so I migrated all emails to the computer from 2019 and earlier - cleared the IMAP - voila - typically poorly designed and programmed Microsoft app started working consistently and normally again.

FYI - I frequently have wechat pay problems using outside wifi, so I ALWAYS use mobile WAN for WeChat pay.


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I was surprised to see the attempted severance of ties - truly a slap in the face, so glad to see common sense has returned - although this kind of behavior perhaps is regrettably indicative of a dark undercurrent within Australian society.

It's exceedingly rare that burning incense would spark any kind of fire - however the habit of burning paper money aka ghost money (and related accessories for the deceased, ghost clothes, ghost houses, ghost cars, ghost mobile phones etc ad infinitum) - now THAT has an exceedingly high probability of starting fires. And then there's the fireworks...

Nice - just popped over to the site - and also logged in with my gokm userid - so that was nice (not having to re-register).

The summary of scenic sites in gallery format is a nice touch. Vivid.

And the Do's and Don'ts section was nice to read as a reminder, but I expected more information on how to be a desirable tourist from the local perspective (aside from buying lots of souvenirs and pictures etc).



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.