Suggest you ask the guys at Salvadors or other expat restaurants for a referral. Salvadors' water - always fresh and clean - which makes for really good coffee, tea, juice drinks etc.
Plus their system is industrial grade - so they can also provide advice on changing the filters (regularly scheduled maintenance)...
Personally (IMHO) it sounds extremely strange if not highly questionable that WeChat demands a second bank card for verification, when AliPay does not. It seems highly intrusive.
WeChat already requires real name ID (Chinese ID card or passport). That's verification #1. The bank card is then verified with the bank. That's verification #2. We use mobile phones, which requires real name ID aka anonymous burner phones are illegal in china. That's verification #3. So adding yet another bank card for verification #4 - epically suspicious.
Well. That was really strange. After deleting, then re-adding my original bank card, which failed to resolve the 2nd bank card message, while at the bank opening my second account (lower CNY and USD limits for a second card - CNY 10k per day and CNY 200k per year for FOREX transactions, to include receiving USD), my WeChat magically opened without the "second bank card" confirmation requirement.
Oh well, just in case, I now a second bank card, but won't add it to WeChat unless once again mandated by the government.
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Just popped in for the annual to biennial visa health check. Cost was CNY 487 - don't forget to bring at least THREE (3) visa pictures and your mask.
As usual, there are TWO health codes to display - the usual kunming/yunnan green QR code and the green "Arrow" code.
I went late in the morning, but still managed to shuttle through all the departments and get out before lunch.
I used didi to get there and the map now correctly shows the rear parking entrance as the destination drop-off point. You can also take the subway to a nearby station, and walk walk walk walk walk - it's actually not too far but it will elevate your blood pressure and pulse (BPP) - so make sure to rest 5-10 minutes to allow your BPP to drop back to resting state.
Upon arrival at the main gate, you'll do the usual check-in procedure - mask, sign-in, green QR code, temperature check.
Once inside - Present your passport, green QR code, and green (hopefully) arrow code. Scan the QR codes on your left as you walk in if you don't have these prepared already. The staff will then pass you an application form. Walk over to the wall of stand-up desks to your right, fill out the forms, then stroll over to the clerks to present the form. They'll print out a sheet of bar coded labels for your tests, take your digital picture, attach everything together with a paper clip, then direct you to the cashier to pay CNY 487 (WeChat, alipay, bank card, etc) Don't know if they still accept cash.
Hike up the the 2nd or 3rd floor to start the battery of tests:
Physical (height, weight, BMI/body mass index)
Eye test (color blindness and eye chart)
Heart (pulse, blood pressure)
I may have missed a few like the OB GYN...
It seems they also have a COVID/NAT (nucleic acid test) center in a shipping container lab outside the health center - but I didn't bother jogging over to check if it was still operational. In retrospect, should've checked, as the hospitals are jam packed with Chinese New Year travelers.
The test results are ready the afternoon of the second day. The facility seems sparsely busy even though they service both foreigners and nationals. There were rarely lines or noticeable waits beyond a few minutes, with at most 1-2 people ahead of you.
Staff are always nice, polite, professional and tirelessly patient for those of us with limited to no communications abilities.
Standard, clean, well-furnished and appointed mall with the usual fare:
Bread stores, Drink stores, a mid-end Radisson business hotel
The usual mall stores, movie theaters, and a host of after school training schools (robotics, language, dance, art etc).
Evenings are the usual mini-carnival activities for small children - carnival rides, the ubiquitous electric cars, an illuminated water fountain, a host of kiddie games etc etc etc.
Across the street - a scaled down Aegean Mall (also named Aegean Mall).
I occasionally visit the Kai Wah Plaza International Hotel to attend Kunming Rotary Club events. Although I've never stayed in the hotel or viewed its rooms (now on my bucket list) - the food has always been excellent both in presentation, aroma, taste, flavor, etc from appetizers to desserts - with a well-stocked and diverse wine selection - typical of international 5-star hotels. Kudos.
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.