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Forums > Living in Kunming > Subway card

@Ishmael, rickshaw also still works. You may find two of them on standby for hire in the Old Street alleyway.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Subway card


Philou is correct.

Or simply use your WeChat and scan the QR Code image below:

You will be linked to the official mini-program called 乘车码 (chengchema).

It can pay fares for both MRT and buses for most cities in China (select cities top left corner). Not just for Kunming's transportation systems.

After authorizing payment synchronization to your WeChat Pay. Commuting subway or bus via smartphone becomes easy. No more fumbling for cash or coins while people push and grunt behind you.

For MRT/subway:

Choose left tab "地铁" (ditie). QR Code will display, and refreshed periodically. Scan at turnstile.

For buses:

At the top select the right tab labeled "公交" (gongjiao). QR Code will appear to be scanned (sensor located at bottom of machine) when embarking. At which point an automated voice will say "success" in Chinese "成功" (chengong).

"Pin to desktop" (top right corner option) for quick access.

I suggest GoKunming embed this QR Code image somewhere on this website for the convenience of commuting readers.

Forums > Living in Kunming > GoKunming feedback...

Tiger, you do realize "invaluable" means precious when I commended your residency as such? Elaborate how my comment can be detrimental.

dolphin, i just signed on. I'm not a vampire that hunts in the wee hours. Didn't up/down vote anyone. I'm not petty like Mr. Grammarly.

Granted I'll give a thumbs up to Peter when done writing. There are gems in that overture composition of his. "Diamond in the rough" as previous forumite pointed out. I appreciate Pedro99's originality more than one-liner, snarky remarks. Albeit, both meant to antagonize. The former massages our brain's left hemisphere. Plus, he usually doesn't attack specific users, just the general expat community and our choices. He leaps on specific individuals when attacked. Blame those who take his opinions personally.

herenow, you speak of "repelling advertisers." Yet if that were the case, GoKunming STAFF would have unleashed bolts of lightening at perpetrators. But in all the years of ruckus, they never made a peep. Again, mods would come thundering down to stop spams on a daily basis, and to circumvent occasional sensitive subjects, which out of respect, I'll refrain from typing.

It is also worth mentioning website advertisers (i.e. Kunming restaurant Sal or Humdinger) don't care if potential customers are cyberbullies. They only care that potential cyberbully customers are ravenous for pizza or salad and would walk through their doors.

GoKunming advertisers are not Olympic sponsoring MNC endorsers whom have social responsibilities and image/morality standards to uphold in the public eye. Kunming is a small local market, much less the English-speaking sub-community. GoKunming knows that too, and have acted accordingly.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Chinese Valentine's Day

Insightful comment by Liumingke1234 from seven years ago.

Explains the heavy traffic in shopping areas tonight. For marketing departments, any opportunity to get consumers an excuse to spend is godsend. Pull tacky folklore out of a hat if you must.

Not to diminish this Qixi Chinese folk tale, which predates Shakespearean Romeo & Juliet by 1,000 years.

Here it goes:

"The tale of the cowherd and the weaver girl is a love story between Zhinü (織女; the weaver girl, symbolizing the star Vega) and Niulang (牛郎; the cowherd, symbolizing the star Altair).

Their love was not allowed, thus they were banished to opposite sides of the heavenly river (symbolizing the Milky Way).

Once a year, on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month (today August 7, 2019), a flock of magpies would form a bridge to reunite the lovers for one day..."


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Some say the world is your oyster. That world, which I with sword will open, is also a classroom. Even a cake shop ad. And all things, animate or inanimate, are your teachers. Especially students who manage to burn souffles without turning on the oven.

JanJal is living the good life. Munching on donuts while watching the Premiere League. All the while providing for family at home. As mentioned in the fourth paragraph of this article, Igor's delivers to your door. Just in time for your afternoon sugar fix.

Glad you disembarked safely China Biz. The sound of 乡村 definitely has more rustic appeal. Association of natural wholesomeness. While 农村 is often used disparagingly by Chinese urbanites.

Awaiting the belated Michelin Michael2015 review.

Four random positive endorsements for the chef. Must be a popular, equanimous guy. So I take back my tongue in cheek hygienic comment. The featured baguette was obviously protected in paper wrapper.

Chef Igor probably burns the souffles because he's happily married to his passion. Unlike a few forumites who constantly forget to turn on the oven. (Subtle nod to late and great Audrey Hepburn)

Almost seems like he is one of the few owners who have not been indoctrinated by YFBC. Rather, the lone wolf buries himself in the space-time of zen, the gaps within paton layers of pate brisee.

Speaking of which, that scrumptious croissant also caught my eye....

mastering humidity in maintaining buttery flakiness is an art for a patisserie. Not too dry, not too humid. Despite the relative dryness of Kunming, most aforementioned bakeries in town would botch puff pastry, or the French call it pâte feuilletée.


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