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Forums > Food & Drink > Best Pizza in Kunming

The durian (Thai imported) pizza I recommended on the 3rd post of this thread is now 50% off.

Durian-packed 8 inch pizza just 24.99 yuan inside Q+Life Supermarket at TKP Shopping Mall. Payment via Q+Life WeChat mini program (同德店).

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.


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Sure, i'll humor the one who habitually engages in straw man arguments.

This time, inferring that I am painting Igor as a crafty chef trying to fool Chinese people. The reflection in your mirror is the actual culprit throwing ad hominem stones inside a glass cafe. One am I am actively bumping out of goodwill for Igor.

Yes, it is rather pedantic of you to digress and misconstrue my point repeatedly.

First by informing us the French, or half-Sicilian, chef's superb Chinese proficiency as if I was implying otherwise. This subtle name-dropping 411 is another red herring from my argument that Chinese language use is apropos for the Chinese market as locals may not understand French, such my croissant example.

Second, you writing out the more common Chinese term 牛角面包 as an opportunity to boost your own personal ego, while generalizing that everyone knows it as a side swipe to the many expats who may not, in an effort to Cloud my point. But more strategically, to set up your go-to grammar police mode... which is, to dwell on spelling mistakes in not seeing forest for the trees. In your case, actively cutting down saplings in a Brazilian forest fire. Hypocrisy for someone who tells others to find better use of their time.

herenow, you are a bit late to the French sourdough party.

Straw man cloudy is clinging on to erroneous assertions.

But to piggyback off his point, the bulk of Igor's patrons are Chinese. They probably don't understand the word "croissant" unless you label it as 法国羊角面包. Same with the Chinese equivalent name for pain campagnard. We are in Kunming after all. It wouldn't be unreasonable to converse in the local language, as you would say in the outskirts of Paris.

Presenting delicacies with all their international glory, be it slapping a French pastry name, sticking a mini French flag on the bread, or being greeted by an accented, foreign face... may justify the price of an "imported" product or service in the eyes of the typical Chinese consumers.

I get that pricey French cuisine restaurants sporting all French menus come with the territory. The elegant aura of French authenticity in dinning experience... which to my point, is added to the final bill.


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