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"Friday May 22 update: The restrictions on international flights to and from China have been extended until at least October. This means in effect that foreign nationals cannot enter China, unless you are eligible for a rare exemption — diplomats etc."

Forums > Living in Kunming > Visa-Overstay Amnesty

I just read the update about international flights in/out of China on hold till at least October.

The government's decision to NOT grant extensions to those pesky 90 and 180 day stays is going to create a lot of extra and unnecessary work for the fine folks at the PSB.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Visa-Overstay Amnesty

There's a little catch to decide who gets what treatment.

My wife is Chinese born but a Canadian citizen.

If she had still been a Chinese citizen I would have been given a new residence permit, but I don't have a Chinese relative, so I'm told I must go out, even though I can't.

The odd bit in that is that they want me to go and spend my money in another country rather than here in China.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Visa-Overstay Amnesty

This has been a bad news day all around.

This morning I learned that Thailand has extended their lockout of foreign flights until at least the end of June.

The two month overstay I was granted two months ago is expiring this week.

The local police station (new station 'cause we moved) told me I had to go to the PSB.

Did that this morning.

I was told there is NO additional two month extension.

My only options were to leave the country, which is impossible, or apply for a new visa.

That didn't leave me with too many options.

My current visa still has 5 years on it, but had that pesky 90 stay limit.

They will only issue me a new S2 visa good for 30 days.

Of course 30 days from now there will still be no where to go, so I'll need to apply for an extension.

It sounds a bit like a make work project.


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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.