Synopsis: The What's ON in Suzhou has started up a brand new Facebook group to help newcomers in Suzhou get their bearings. It's also a great place for old Suzhou hands to exchange information and tips on living in Suzhou too! Click here or scan the QR code below to join the community.
1. New Year's Day: Holiday from December 31st to January 2nd, 3 days in total.
2. Spring Festival: Holiday from January 27th to February 2nd, 7 days in total. Sunday January 22nd and Saturday February 4th are working days.
3. Tomb Sweeping Festival: Holiday from April 2nd to 4th, 3 days in total. Saturday ...[Read more]
Synopsis: What's ON Discounts:
What places in town will give you a discount when you bring in your What's On in Suzhou city calendar?
See the list below for details on this month's specials.
In March. Bring your What's ON in Suzhou to the Ganesh Indian Restaurant and Bar to get a free Hookah round for your table (68 RMB value). Re...[Read more]
Synopsis: The three basic requirements for foreigners who want to purchase real estate in Suzhou are as follows:
1. A person is limited to own only one piece of property, either for residence or as an office.
2, The applicant must have paid into the local Suzhou social insurance system for more than a year.
3. An application must be submitted an approved before the purchase ...[Read more]
Synopsis: Here is a reference list of dry cleaners that also claim to have leather-cleaning technology, as well as standard dry cleaning. Please note that the details below are from the cleaners themselves; What's ON in Suzhou has not as yet been able to independently verify the quality of their work or do a comparison.
Xiangwang Laundry | 象王洗衣店
Tel: 0512 6750 1289 (CN)
Synopsis: Shopping online in China
Taobao is the Chinese eBay. It's said that literally everything is for sale (authentic and not so authentic) on Taobao. To shop on Taobao you'll need to also register with Ailpay (Chinese paypal). Basically, to protect you, when you purchase something on Taobao, you pay through Alipay. Alipay then holds the money, informs the seller that yo...[Read more]
For those looking for a wide range of costume types, and are happy to rent instead of buy, the costume shop in the Shi Lu area has an extensive selection. (Get a taxi card to the costume shop).
You can also find many types of costumes online at Taobao. Details on Taobao online shopping in the Living in China, Shopping on Taobao section of this website.
If you are looking for...[Read more]
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