I've only seen it in the Chinese language news so far. Here's a link to a story on tobaccochina.com that talks about it although the story is on many other sources as well. Google translate should be able to handle it if anyone has any problem reading it.... www.tobaccochina.com/[...]
Most of the posts in this thread are around 2 years old and have long been forgotten or dealt with, I was merely wanting to discuss the total smoking ban that will supposedly be enforced starting Jan 1 2011 and how that will make me happy. Though as Onobaron pointed out this will probably lead to large groups of people standing outside all of the cafes and bars in town. Hopefully everyone will just quit smoking.
So funny to read this again after Salvador's has had a non-smoking section for several months now and we couldn't be happier. Just read in the Chinese news this last week that supposedly all public businesses including bars, restaurants and shopping centers must go non-smoking starting on Jan 1 2011. Not sure if it'll happen but I'm looking forward to it!
Hey, I saw in the classified that the market will also collect unwanted clothes to be donated to a local non-profit called Heart to Heart. They'll take anything? I have tons of clothes that I don't use anymore.
I forgot about this little place for many years, but the other day I was in the mood for hotpot and decided to take a look at the menu. Being vegetarian I was under the impression that they wouldn't have much in the way of veggie options but to my delight they have a veggie set meal and many good options which you can order individually. I feel silly for not having checked earlier. Of course much of the menu has meat options and you can get the split hotpot bowl so everyone can have what they want. I'll definitely be adding this into the rotation. Nice little option right in Wen Hua Xiang.
Love this place. One of the best hidden gems in Kunming. The food is all clean and locally sourced and made with creativity and care. The building is interesting and if weather is good sitting outside is awesome. The homemade tofu skin is to die for as well as most of the other dishes on the menu. They also have a lot of very interesting seasonal specials that keep things interesting. Word on the street is that they aren't doing super well these days though. I hope this old favorite gets a new wave of love!
I love this place! I found it on Baidu maps last October and have been going quite regularly since then and have seen marked improvement in my archery skill. It's so nice to have a new cool thing like this to do in Kunming, and so conveniently located! (For me anyway) It is worth noting that in order to practice there you will need to take a class with the owner to get you familiar with the gear, technique and safety and that this instruction is only available in Chinese. Without this initial class he won't let you practice there unless you can somehow prove that you are already a skilled archer so you'll want to go with a friend that speaks good Chinese if you aren't fluent. 50 kuai an hour for non-members, 30 kuai for members. Membership requires putting some money in an account there, think it's around 200 kuai. The initial class is included in the hourly rate. There are an assortment of different difficulty levels of bows so beginners, kids, and people with lower strength levels can get in on the fun too. Great place for a date! Rule #1 Never, ever dry-fire a bow without an arrow in it!
Rare snow dusts Kunming, causes problemsPosted by
I had 3 flights cancelled from Beijing to Kunming, 4th one was almost cancelled too.
China's diabetes rate passes 11 percentPosted by
China got way more junk food at around the same time that they got elevators, electric scooters, cars, escalators and more affluence. Poor eating habits combined with heavily reduced activity have obviously taken their toll, and it's probably going to get worse before it gets better :-s
Around Town: Exploring Kunming's outdoor poolsPosted by
The big pool right behind Muse looks pretty ok too. 20 kuai per visit and open 6am to 8pm. The stairway right next to the back/side door to Muse across from the Mask. Weird place for a pool I know, but I assure you it's there.
Interview: DJ DSKPosted by
Yunnan's number one DJ by far, respect!
Exhibition to offer Kunming a glimpse of the deep seaPosted by
Can't wait to see it!