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  • RegisteredMarch 6, 2011
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Forums > Living in Kunming > Cleaning service - Recommendations?

Are you renting the apartment?

When we took our current rental cleaning the place up was a condition of accepting the apartment. They even gave the place a fresh coat of paint and did some minor repairs.

Forums > Living in Kunming > opening a bank account

And if you're not working you still need to register. My wife and I had to fill in a form but it basically said we don't work in China and pay our taxes in Canada.
That was at Bank of China and they told us what to put on the form.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Help traffic tickets

With the new "Social Credit" scoring system where driving habits can have an adverse effect on credit scores, would this "selling points" not have a negative effect on that credit score?

Forums > Living in Kunming > China's credit system

Smoking in non-smoking zones is not enforced
Too many video games can be paid for in cash or even downloaded from the internet so no way to trace.

Meanwhile in Canada:
I used to work for a company that had both retail, including automotive, and financial, which included a bank and insurance.
We would look at the purchasing behavior in the automotive section to determine risk, which was then applied to their credit score.

It was also a good indicator of who was a good candidate for the insurance sector.


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Had my first ever visit to Slice of Heaven last night for a group party. Barbara recognized me as a newcomer and immediately came to welcome me and introduce herself.

While speaking with her at the counter, a server walked past with a pizza for one table. The aroma immediately caught my attention. It was awesome.

Our group shared 4 different pizzas. All were amazing. I think the sauce really makes the difference since it was very flavourful. I also put back to cups of cappuccino. I guess they must have fixed problems noted in other reviews because I found it to be quite good.

If I lived closer I would be a regular here.


After 14 months in Kunming I've finally found a restaurant that knows how to cook a steak! The last time I had a decent steak was a year ago in Chang Sha.

We found My Favor because of the ad here on Go Kunming. I was not disappointed. The restaurant if very much "upscale", sharing the 6th floor of the Brilliant Plaza with other restaurants that it's Chinese, Japanese and Korean equals, so we've found a great place to go for special occasions.

Being non-smokers we really appreciated the separate no smoking room. The decor is quite elegant and the entire place is spotlessly clean (even polished where it should be).

We were given separate menus for food, beverages and deserts. There was enough selection to satisfy anybody but not so overwhelming that you couldn't decide what to have. The price range was also varied, ranging from modest to a lot.

I chose my always favorite beef tenderloin. Although the menu didn't state it, the dish was served with a choice of the five soups that were offered. My wife stuck with the pasta (she's a noodle nut).

The only downside came in the timing. Our soups arrived together, but my wife had finished her main course before mine arrived.

The serving staff did not hover over us but were quickly available when we wanted something, however, we were the only customers so I can't comment on what service might be like at busy times.

Overall I was very satisfied and might make this a place for a once a month treat.