"A new highway that opened [last] Friday halves the travel time from Kunming to Dali to 2.5 hours. The new Chuxiong—Dali highway connects Chuxiong Yi autonomous prefecture, which lies between Kunming and Dali, to Dali, serving as the main economic trunk line linking Kunming to west Yunnan."
Also, a bump for GoKunming's Destination China short video uploaded a month ago (co-produced by Yereth) titled "A life called Dali (2022)." Beautifully done by the team:
Btw, for those taking the train/HSR to Dali from Kunming in recent days. A negative nucleic acid test result within 48 hours is required.
Although national ~89% vaccination rate is relatively high, full vaccinations for Chinese elders (>65 years) probably need to be ramped up for softer landing. Likewise, boosters among elders are low.
Regarding incoming travelers, negative nucleic acid test results now need to be presented for flight arrivals to Kunming. Mandatory quarantine for medium to high risk areas.
Unfortunately yesterday we had an unvaccinated, Cantonese Shanghai runner playing hooky in Kunming. A confirmed (positive tested) case who escaped their city-wide lockdown with a red health code. Deliberately concealed the red with a green screenshot, displaying it at various checkpoints.
The person had the audacity to sightsee said pedestrian street at Bolian shopping center and hung out at a bar in Zhengyi Old Street, among other places.
For the sake of Kunming, lets hope this fallout is contained quickly.
City center pedestrian street Zheng Yi alley areas and shopping centers have been sealed off this morning. Quarantine buses are here. Mass testing rebooted nearby. Perhaps best to avoid this part of the city today.
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For a limited time until June 26, 2022, the 66th top floor observatory will be open to public for free. Visiting hours: 14:00 - 21:00, weekends and holidays. One of the best breathtaking views of the cityscape. Great for family. Below the skyscraper is intersection of MRT Line 3 (pink) with Line 2/1.
For those following the tragic saga of the baby calf elephant (born at Kunming Zoo), who was forcibly separated from its mother to perform as solo act elsewhere for profit, there's finally some good news. After months of social media uproar and complaints over the cruel treatments of the calf in tears during training in leaked vids, the calf is soon returning back to our local zoo. The visibly depressed mother and calf will soon be reunited after a brief quarantine period. One extra star for the zoo for adhering to the voices of the public. A step in the right direction. More compassion for our animal friends in captivity.