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Forums > Living in Kunming > Siren warning, please

Depends on whether one ascribes to the Chinese or western perception of events and sovereignty. A politically sensitive and touchy subject, even today.

My comment about most every city is incorrect - it should have read, "most major cities".

Forums > Living in Kunming > Siren warning, please

September 18 (9/18) is the annual remembrance of the Japanese invasion of China, beginning with the "mukden" incident. Not sure on the history as some say the Chinese detonated an explosive device to derail a Japanese train, others say the Japanese did a false flag attack to blame the Chinese, to justify their invasion.

The train, incidentally, was NOT derailed.

EVERY year in China, in most every city, the sirens sound from 1000-1015.

Forums > Travel Yunnan > Mixed-race Couple Stalked and Assaulted in Kunming

While it may have been race related - this is not normal behavior by any standard in any country in the world. The guy is simply mentally unbalanced as was looking for someone to unload his hate and frustration upon. That is the nature of a bully.

Forums > Living in Kunming > yahoo mail and china

I've also heard that win10 does some mucking up on people's web-based emails, but that's just hearsay and I'm a smug OS X user.

For mobile phone email - use an email client such as (thunder...something). I migrated off of gmail and use and have nothing more than the occasional and usual microsoft bloatware issues, but no firewall issues connecting sans vpn. For IOS, there's a FREE outlook email client. For desktops, outlook comes with all incarnations of MS Office since before some posters were born.

One last thing - when downloading applications for mobile or desktop/laptop/ipad, be absolutely certain of the source. The outlook clients should ONLY be downloaded from and select, known mirrors. Ignore the internet crap that says the app was certified and scanned virus/trojan free etc. ANYONE can write that stuff.


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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).



Met a friend after dinner for drinks and chat up on the rooftop patio/bar. Music was a little loud for us - but was surprised at this jewel of a bar. What a nice comfortable place.

I was told the hostel only charges cny40 a night for a shared room bunk bed - can't beat that.

Truly a gem for travelers on a budget and the rooftop bar has a beautiful and memorable sunset view (see the pictures).


Stopped by last night for dinner on the small patio and to pick up a couple of their apple pies. Always attentive and courteous staff and good solid food. Don't forget to check out their freezers for frozen foods like chicken and beef pot pies, pizzas, quiches, cakes etc.


This cafe is actually in the Yunda Green Lake campus and connected to the French Language school operated by Alliance Francais or the French Alliance.

It's mentioned elsewhere that pastries are provided by A Table down the street on Beimen Jie.

Aside from the no-smoking ban (since it's on-campus in Yunda) - it's a nice, quiet, smoke free and pleasant environment to rest, read, and relax for bit - if you happen to be on-campus and can't find a place to sit.


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.


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).