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Forums > Living in Kunming > Is there a stray cat shelter in Kunming?

My wife and I are caring for an orphan street kitten that is in very bad health.
We are unable to look after her long-term and we are trying to find someone who would love to give her a home.

If we cannot, does anybody know of a reputable cat or animal shelter in Kunming?

Additionally if you read this and you would like to have a beautiful new pet who has had a rough start to life please contact Tristram on 18213489253 or at

Forums > Living in Kunming > Rugby match today cancelled

Due to the recent rains, today's Europe vs The Rest match rugby game has been cancelled.
Fields in the city are closed off.

Sorry everyone. This game will be played at a later date.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Chinese Classics in translation


I am interested in reading three of the 'four great classical novels' in English (I've already read - and loved - Journey to the West).

It is not hard to get a copy but there are a bewildering amount of different translations. In my experience the quality of translation can make or break the experience so I was wondering if anybody out there who has read a particularly good edition could recommend one to me.

The titles I am most interested in are:

Water Margin (水浒传)

Romance of the Three Kingdoms (三国演义)

Dream of the Red Chamber (红楼梦)

Any help appreciated!

Forums > Living in Kunming > KRFC Kunming Rugby Football Club

Training/touch rugby is back on today at 2 PM at Wen Li Xue Yun school.

Wen Li Xue Yun is on Longquan Lu opposite the Yunnan Normal campus on Long quan Lu. The playing field is at the very top of the hill.

Any difficulties: contact Tristram on 18213489253

Players can also meet at O"Reillys Irish Pub for shared transport no later than 1 30 PM

Forums > Living in Kunming > GoKunming site - another idea, what does everyone think?

Disclaimer: I am the captain of the Kunming rugby team

Thanks for the comments bad boy and debaser. For the record the Flying Tigers did approach Gokunming for a story before the match which they turned down on the grounds that it was repetitive.

It was down to us I guess, to report on the result of the match (26-7 to Kunming) afterward and I put my hand up in not doing so - probably because I spent the following week recovering.

Sean1 Blobbles only mentioned rugby as an example to start the thread but anyway, two stories from the last game in March (first ever match in the city and its result) are the sum total of rugby coverage on Gokunming. You're right in saying that I should have posted in the forums or classifieds even if it was picked up

If its sport, travel, environental news, food, politics or yes, even macrame I'm happy to hear about it. Like many others I found employment and entertainment and even started the rugby team on gokunming so all in all its a great service.


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A great weekend of rugby was had by all


Kunming vs Wuhan 24-12
Beijing vs Chengdu 22-14

Kunming vs Beijing 21-28
Chengdu vs Wuhan 38-33

Chengdu vs Kunming 45-5
Beijing vs Wuhan 45-5

Kunming vs Wuhan (game one) 12-5
Kunming vs Wuhan 15-0

Beijing Aardvarks took the men's trophy and the Kunming ladies claimed the women's trophy!

A massive thank you to our sponsors Coca Cola Swire Yunnan and O'Reilly's Irish Pub for all of theior support, our first aiders and everyone who helped with the organisation.

Thank you too to all of the players from all of the teams and all of the Kunming supporters who came out to watch. See you next year!

Here is the schedule for Saturday's games. Kunming matches are in capital letters.

10:00 Guangzhou vs Chongqing


11:40 Chongqing vs Xiamen/Chengdu


1:10 Chengdu Women vs Xiamen Women
1:45 Guangzhou vs Xiamen/Chengdu
2:30 Xiamen Women vs Chengdu Women


Cheers JJ

We'll do you proud but i wish you were here to ref!


PS A massive thank you to all of our excellent and generous sponsors for this event. It's going to be an epic weekend

I hadn't looked at the photos before I posted them. Having done so they're nothing special. I was at Lugu Lu recently and it really is beautiful - I just hope it lasts. It's got a way to go but the warning signs of a mass tourism ala Lijiang are all in place



The Flying Tigers are kicking off a new season this Saturday (September 14) with a social game of touch rugby.

Everybody is welcome and no experience is necessary.

The club will provide beer at the match. There will be an after-party at O'Reilly's Irish pub after the game.

Contact the club at for more information.


Fantastic place. Live sports as per promised with football, rugby, basketball, golf and so on.

For the food, I've only had the cheeseburger so far and it was pretty damn good. Better yet it came with proper hot chips and not crisps.

Friendly, knowledgable staff as well.