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Forums > Living in Kunming > Banks supporting Macs for business accounts?

Thanks for that Michael. Looks like Parallels just released their long awaited M1 version, which would work for my laptop. I used to use a dual boot but I'm not in the habit of ever closing apps or turning off my computer, so it always seems like a hassle.

BOC unfortunately uses a browser login without supporting most browsers and still requires software to be installed and two dongles (for businesses).

Construction bank ditching the dongle for private banking unfortunately doesn't mean it did the same got business accounts. Always feel there's a strong case of "security through obscurity" happening here.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Banks supporting Macs for business accounts?

I've been using Merchants and BOC for years now, but both of them lack proper support for Mac. Merchants even requires you to download an entire software suite to manage accounts properly, and I'm not impressed with the mobile apps either. BOC only supports macOS versions of many years ago, as is often the case with Windows browser support as well.

Is anyone aware of a bank that supports Macs with regular browser logins for business accounts? (please note that private user accounts are handled in an entirely different way with all banks)

Forums > Living in Kunming > GoKunming new features and functionality

We have recently added a few small features and updates to the website. Below this post you can now see related forums, and we just added support for emoticons in the forums and conversations (private messages) sections of the website. You'll need to use the built-in emoticon selector on your device for now, but it appears to work as expected. 😁

There's been quite a bit of talk about us putting out very little content these days. We're currently still in the process of selecting a suitable editor to join the team, but we expect to soon return to olden times when frequent articles were the standard.

Thanks everyone for your support and patience!

Forums > Living in Kunming > What's required for train travel?

I've only taken recent trips to Dali, which only requires to have a green code and of course your passport. No trouble whatsoever.

My guess for places outside the province is that it depends on your green code as well, and I'd keep an eye on Delta cases around China, as visiting those places may get you stuck with a red code.

Would be good to hear other people's recent experiences.


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Alexez: I know of the perspective correction function in Lightroom and have used it on many occasions. In the case of these photos I felt leaving the distortion had its charm and looked more interesting than the corrected image. Thanks for the tip though. :)

You could catch the water in a bucket to use for a top-loader washing machine or to flush the toilet, while you're waiting for it to warm up.

@Sarah1988: It appears Geogramatt has already answered your question. My room in Puzhehei Village was very basic and 120 yuan a day, including three meals. You can spend several days there if you enjoy exploring the area, other than just visiting the regular tourist destinations.

@Bluppfisk: Thanks. :)



I've been to the Stone Forest many times and although when entering the park it may feel a bit like a tourist trap, there's areas in the back that, even during high season, are usually extremely quiet and can be explored without being surrounded by the crowds.

The landscape is unique and different from many nearly areas that also feature karst rock formations. Definitely worth a visit for those who haven't been yet.


Five stars for focussing on healthy foods. Homemade live sauerkraut, lots of dishes with quinoa, chia seeds, avocado, and tons of other superfoods mixed to create a tasty and healthy cuisine. I hope this is only the beginning of a new wave of alternative food options in the city.


One of the better options in Lijiang for a western meal. Had a set menu through meituan for only 99 yuan that included a very decent steak and onion soup. The environment is spacious and nicely designed with the restaurant being conveniently located in between the InterContinental and LUX hotel inside of the old town. We were not drinking, but they looked like having an impressive wine collection. 5 stars if they improve on speed and service level.


Sofitel is easily one of Kunming's top hotels now, featuring one of the best locations, in between the city center and the popular Dianchi Lake area.

The views from any of its rooms, as well as the buffet restaurant are quite stunning, offering previously unseen panoramas over the whole of Kunming.

There's a bar on the 50th floor, although currently it still has some work to do to be able to compare itself with similar 'skybars' in Shanghai or Beijing.


Pullman appears to be an exception to what the hotel chain is known for. What is generally a branded as a business hotel, in Lijiang has transformed into a true international resort.

The villas are spacious, beautifully designed and as Chris mentioned in the review 6 years ago, the espresso maker is a brilliant example of the Management's attention to detail.

Make sure to book a villa that features an outside hot tub to watch the stars at night in any season – hot or cold.

A 10 minute walk will bring you to the gates of Shuhe Old Town, while Pullman is also located right in between Dayan Old Town and the now more popular Baisha. The hotel itself also supplies stunning views of Yulong Snow Mountain, which never fails to excite my senses.

Summarized, the entire experience is rather amazing. If there would be any criticism, I would recommend reconsidering prices for both spa treatments and drinks in the bar. Compared to the relatively affordable rooms and villas, they're a bit outside most people's reasonable spending budget. Otherwise, highly recommended!