Date registered: August 28, 2010
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Try "Lets Grind" in the area behind Champagne Plaza. It's next to that new Metropolis building being developed. The barista has won a couple of national awards for coffee making, he got poached from UID, mentioned the previous comment.
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So its 300RMB deposit for a bike rental card.
First hour is free, second hour is 2RMB, every hour after that is 3RMB.
That's all the information I can find from the internet...
Is there a map anywhere of all the bike rental places?
I bet they were queuing for the exit- that part of the Jinsha Museum is boring!
So I've been messaging my chinese friends asking if they are going to "热波音乐街" (I cheated and copied the chinese characters from this article) and they have just told me why they were laughing.
Apparently "热波音乐街" is wrong - the last character "街" means street. It should be "节", which means festival :)
Just wondering if anyone has applied for a police check recently in Chengdu?
I'm in Australia now, but I lived in Chengdu for a few years. I'm applying for a permeant Australian visa and they require a police check for any country I've lived in for more than 1 year in the last 10 years.
Official Australian immigration, under getting a police check in China, website says this;
"Non-citizens: Provide the following documents to the Notary Public Office:
* original passport (or copy of passport, original Temporary Residence Card or Temporary Residence Permit)
* original Police Clearance certificate from your local police station, (or Public Security Bureau), and
* an authorisation letter (if applying via a third party cable).
You must provide the following documents to obtain the Police Clearance certificate from the Local Police Station or Public Security Bureau (PSB):
* your original passport(s) (or copy of passport(s) – including both the current passport and any old passports in which the Chinese visa was attached
* a letter from the work unit or university/school where you worked or studied while in China, and
* an authorisation letter (if applying through a third party).
The PSB will only issue Police Clearance certificates to applicants with Z (Work), X (Student) and J1 (Journalist) visa classes. Holders of other classes of visa will need to enquire directly to the PSB for local procedures to obtain police clearance certificates."
I'm hoping its going to be straight forward, but I have a feeling it won't be. I was in Chengdu for 4 years, so I'm wondering if I have to provide copies of all my visa's or just the latest one? I'm guessing that if its all of them, I will need an accompaining letter from every company and university I studied at?
I'm also guessing in Chengdu its the PSB that issues these police clearance checks and not the notary public office? Has anyone had to get one of these before?
Thanks for any help!
I assume long haul means you'll be flying from Terminal 1? There's not really much there. Western wise there is only a KFC before security. You'll find tea house and a place with the electronic massage chairs in the arrival section on the ground floor.
Terminal 2 recently opened. Its about a 10 minute walk from Terminal 1, you might be better off wasting your time there. There are a few more Chinese restaurants and a McDonalds/McCafe you can sit in.
Both terminals have free Wifi, but you need a local China number to receive the username and password.
西南财经大学 (SWUFE) has some summer programs.
Have you thought about taking a whole gap year instead?
Chengdu has a few universities that offer scholarships. Universities have two semesters per year. You could easily apply and get at least your first semester tuition paid for or even a whole year. Tuition is usually around 8000rmb per semester. Most universities have classes usually just in the morning, so you have the afternoon to study or to work a little.
I've found Everbright Bank is usually more efficient than others at sending and receiving money using Western Union. I usually use the branch at Huaxiba, but there is one opposite Carrefour in Tongzilin.
From my experience the rules seem to always change, even if you get the same staff. If I'm sending more than 1000USD they will usually ask where I got the money from and ask for a letter from my employer stating that I've paid tax.
Paypal now also accepts UnionPay bank cards, is that an option you can do? Using PayPal online I can send money to England in less than 10 minutes.