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Forums > Living in Kunming > Increased anti-foreigner sentiment?

I had a good chat with my Chinese born wife and (step) daughter while we were driving out to see our new apartment today.

I had told them about this thread on GoKunming and the responses being heard about anti-foreign sentiment.

Anyway, here's what happened to me today:
On arrival at the new xiao qu we first had to navigate past the gate guard and get directions to the office.

He simply unlocked the entry for us and gave directions.

No scan, no temperature, no request for id or travel history.

Next stop was the office.

Wife and daughter did all the business since I don't speak Chinese.

One of the young ladies in the office went to the water machine and got water for me, without asking if I needed it.

I was shown typical Kunming hospitality.

On the way back to our current apartment I did comment on their nice behavior.

My wife then told me she had mentioned the anti-foreign response reported in other communities.

The reply she got from the officer workers in our new place was that foreigners are only blocked at immigration, not moving.

This seems to confirm the feeling that blocking people seeking a new home is simply a localized misunderstanding of the rules.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Increased anti-foreigner sentiment?

Thanks tigertiger.

We're just getting the keys this coming Thursday, with move probably happening after 2-3 weeks.

I'd like to see what happens when we show up on Thursday.

My wife and step daughter are both Canadian citizens, but being born in China makes them look different from me.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Increased anti-foreigner sentiment?

Is there any further information on WHERE these requests for health certificates were happening?

If it's on the street or at the local PSB it's rather useless.

I could test negative today and get a health certificate, then become infected tomorrow.

The "where" is a bit more important to me right now.

We're about to move to a new community and will get the keys on Thursday.

Forums > Travel Yunnan > Returning from Thailand

This new rule preventing foreigners from entering is just like the Thai rule.

Both still permit their own citizens to come from virus infected areas and those people can still bring in the virus.

Forums > Travel Yunnan > Returning from Thailand

Effective today, Thailand has banned all foreigners from entering the country. Thai citizens in other countries are still permitted to return so that may explain the currently scheduled flight tomorrow of Kunming Airlines to Bangkok.



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The hospital is partially open, but they don't have all of the equipment needed for some procedures. My wife had to go downtown because they could not do an angioplasty at this location.

I noticed the link above shows the hospital name as Kunming Ganmei International Medical Center, but that doesn't match what's actually shown on the sign at the top of the building.

If you don't know the location, you can find it right across the road from the North Walmart. There are numerous buses or you can take Metro line 2 to LinYuQiao station (1 north of Beichen) and go to exit B.



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.