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Forums > Living in Kunming > World Cup

With only 2 days to go, high time for a WC thread!!! Starting out with some links I posted in announcements, which seem to have gone under:

To get into the spirit of things, start practising your Diski Dance:

Do you know what a Vuvuzela or a Makarapa is? Who is Zakumi? Find out about WC with SA flavour here:

The best and coolest WC calender is here:[...]

And for some SA/WC laughs, check out one of the most popular comic strips, Madam & Eve:

Forums > Living in Kunming > GoKunming redesign: we want your input!

1 Work on the resolution
2 More local news
3 Ensuring listings are complete and updated (e.g. several consulates & airlines missing, several listed restaurants closed).
4 More info on local cultural events beyond piss-ups at Hump or Uprock, such as exhibitions, performances, etc. listed only in newspapers or elsewhere.
5 Keep up the good work!

Forums > Living in Kunming > Suggestions to reduce friction between Public Security and Immigrant Population

Piers, good point. But I laughed at traffic police being "utterly disinterested in any violence that falls outside their traffic remit". I sometimes think traffic police are utterly disinterested in most things that fall INSIDE their traffic remit! I'm sure you've seen the lone cop standing like a helpless sheep in the middle of (or more likely on the other side of) a busy intersection with chaos ensuing all around or lazily looking after cars that jumped red lights at high speed. So I'd like to see them at least
taking on the responsibility that they HAVE been assigned! But then again, that may get them deep in it too if they stop the wrong guy. Hence better to do nothing or just pick on the weak!


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Thanks very much for this. Always good to have some cultural input on GK. Would be great to have news of exhibitions at this museum or elsewhere in Kunming posted here too!

His mother told him "Someday you will be a man,
And you will be the leader of a big old band.
Many people coming from miles around
To hear you play your music when the sun go down
Maybe someday your name will be in lights
Saying Johnny B. Goode tonight."

Go go
Go Johnny go
Go go go Johnny go
Go Johnny Lundemo go!!!

WOW!!! Where to start?
1. What was he thinking????
2. Why didn't people stop him?
3. How was he not dragged out and beaten?
4. Even on a pedestrian bridge he was an ***h*** driver
(not allow a man carrying a baby up the stairs to pass)
5. Was he given a hefty fine, had his license withdrawn, or even questioned by the police?
6. German technology! Yes we can!!!!
(doubt a QQ could have done it)
Maybe time to leave Kunming - it's regressing to jungle law

Thanks, this is great, very interesting period documentary. Would be even better if all the other photos had some labels too, perhaps just stating location. Things have changed a bit and it's not obvious where in the city they were taken.

I would suggest to divide the international category into "Other Asian" and "Western" otherwise the comparison is not really fair. Then Makye Ame should go into the former, as it can't really be compared with standard chinese restaurants. Also included there should be the small Japanese place opposite Grand Park Hotel. Hump should be added to the bar category. How about a "Best Bakery" category to include French Cafe, Just Hot, Slice of Heaven, etc.



Sadly another place 'gone'. It's still there but under new management. There is a completely new menu, all chinese, mainly drinks, with just a few snack items. Gone are all the great sandwiches and salads they used to make. Pity, this place provided a good sometime alternative on Wenlin Jie.


Best Sunday brunch experience in Kunming! A great selection of just the right type of food which goes down very well the morning after a heavy night. Jeroen is making dishes that not only taste great but are also very easy on the eyes. Add to that David's awesome Bloody Marys and the lovely rooftop terrace and you can't go wrong. True, things can be a bit hectic in the kitchen if it's busy, but be patient and you'll be well rewarded.


A slog to get to but worth it. Great authentic Thai food in an elegant and cozy atmosphere with friendly service and fantastic city view. A bit pricey but good value for money.


Nice quiet conversation place with plushy sofas, big windows and good selection of coffees and milk teas, if a bit pricey. Food is also good.


One of the nicest places to enjoy a meal in Kunming, both inside and out, that is, if the meal were actually enjoyable. The food is sort of haute Yunnan cuisine with strange combinations and few simple, normal dishes. Quality is OK but not really worth the price. Better just have tea, wine or a beer and eat elsewhere.