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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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A global search function is coming soon.

@debaser: The search disappearing when changing sections is related to our top-down approach of how information is ordered. Does it feel unintuitive?

We are considering different views for the article section, with an option to see larger images. I'm not entirely sure what you mean by how Kickass Torrents arranges their forums. Could you elaborate?

@redjon77: Avatars will follow later as well.

@Ocean: We feel generally the search function is delivering more relevant results now. We'll keep testing and improving it though. Forums are tougher, because sometime threads may come up in top due to posts within the thread getting 'high scores' on your particular search query.

Alien: Each section has an improved search function in the top left. A global search function is coming soon!

Blobbles: Thank you for your constructive criticism. The listings will be back new and improved in the form of a homepage box later. We're also working on exactly the kind of search function in the top you are suggesting.

Regarding the search mechanism: We're partly performing searches as you're suggesting – ie combining full text searches with matching literal phrases (especially for titles). This means that if your search phase exists in the title of any entry it will be the top result. Breaking things down as you describe is definitely something to consider, but I tried to keep a reasonable balance between performance and relevance. I'm sure there's more optimisations to be made.

Regarding your sidebar design suggestion, I believe we're on the same page. We're working on a series of improvements and it may make it to the next update. Initially I was inspired by the website regarding sidebar design, but finally we decided to remove all shadows (flat design), which makes the sidebar look a bit 'off' to some.

@Tigertiger: I'll add a link to a thread's latest forum post in the thread lists. Most forums show the oldest post first so that the link/url to that post will always stay the same.

The classified ads in the overview are 'cropped' to make it easier to scan through ads. It ensures that if there's a particularly long classified in the list that doesn't interest you, you don't have to scroll through the entire text to get to the next post. It gives each ad an equal chance of being seen, disregarding the size of the post.

Ocean: I hope 'navigating around' is mostly related to getting used to the new look and feel. Time will tell. We'll keep working on improving the site.

About the search function: It currently sorts by relevance, which means entries that fit your search query the best will be in top. We'll add different sort options as well later. The problem with sorting results by date is that they are not necessarily relevant (the search term could for instance be mentioned only once in whatever content you're searching) and only show in top because they are recent.

We're trying to find a open API for pollution levels, but the websites we know of don't offer the information unless you include heavily styled (and not necessarily well integrating) widgets.



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!