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Forums > Living in Kunming > Play Rugby in Kunming

Interested in playing rugby in Kunming?

We started a team about 6 months back and are always looking for new players. There's no prior experience required and no restrictions on age, nationality, or gender.

We practice every Sunday at a field on the Yunnan Normal University campus that is located off of Longquan Lu. Practice starts at 4pm.

We also practice every Wednesday at stadium field just east of Yunnan University on Yieryi Da Jie. Practice starts at 5pm.

Practice usually includes going over basic rugby skills and a game or two of touch rugby.

Every 3rd Sunday of the month we split up the players and hold a full contact match of either 7s or 10s.

We're always trying to find other teams willing to travel to Kunming for inter-city matches and we've had invitations from teams in Xiamen, Shanghai, Chengdu, Chongqing, Nanjing, and Nantong for away matches so it can be a great way to get out and see different parts of China and playing rugby is just as much a social activity as it is sport.

If you're interested, let me know or send an e-mail to to ask for more information.

Forums > Study > Yunnan University

I'm an American currently studying in a Masters program at Yunnan University. If you send me your e-mail, I can give you names of people I deal with at the University and the foreign students' office as well as help out with any questions you may have. The process can be a bit difficult/frustrating.

Forums > Living in Kunming > T-Shirt Embroidery

I have a set of team uniform shirts that I need to get names, numbers, and logos embroidered on. Does anybody know a shop around Kunming that does that kind of embroidery?

Forums > Study > Yunnan University vs. Yunnan Nationalities University

What are you planning on studying? If its Chinese, YNUs language school is still in the city proper. Unless you're a PhD candidate, most of your classes will be in Chenggong and I'm pretty sure the foreign student dorms are still up by green lake. I was able to get all of my classes except one on the old campus, but a classmate of mine who is from Vietnam lives in the dorms and he has to commute to the other campus 4 days a week. I'm currently studying anthropology and the foreign student office isn't the best but they aren't terrible and the professors are all pretty good. They're just not very used to having western students. As far as places to live, you definitely don't want to live in Chenggong if you plan on doing much outside of school. The commute can take up to two hours when traffic is bad and it usually is.


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My boys are all grown up! So proud of you guys and what you're accomplishing with the club. Wish I could be there to see it, but glad I didn't have to be there to plan it!

Good luck on Saturday. Teddy, try no to get puked on Saturday night.


Does anybody know if the banks here will exchange RMB for USD? I assume the actual money exchanges at the airport or near Shuncheng shopping center will, but I'm guessing the banks give a bit better exchange rate.

Kunming Flying Tigers!

This game will definitely be a good one and how can you beat free admission? I hear the African Drums will be playing at the game too!

When did we get shortened to just "the Tigers"?



I have to update my earlier review. The food is still great but it seems that if the owners are working, everything is great. If the owners aren't there the service and the kitchen staff in particular is very poor. Today I tried to order two plates of pancakes for my kids. Breakfast is advertised until 5pm, but at 10am Iwas told they only had enough batter for one pancake and that they would not be making any more today. That's just terrible service. If you're only going to make one batch of pancake batter a day or don't have a kitchen staff that knows how to make more, don't advertise breakfast so late into the day.


Friendly, good at design, and easy to work with. They have a good variety of different card stock and the turn-around was only 3 days. The quality on the cards was very good as well.