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    District: Other
    Synopsis: The Xinggang Jie area is facing more disruptions over the next few years due to the construction of metro line 3.  2016 has seen the closure of Xinggang Jie between Xiandai Dadao and Sumu Lu, and junctions and turns will be blocked through 2018.  See the 4 maps below for details.   因轨道交通3号线施工需要,星港街及周边区域在未来几年内面对更多的管理措施。星港街(现代大道至苏慕路段)将在整个2016年禁止机动车通行,另有更多路口将在2018年之前禁止左转或完全封闭。详见以下4张...[Read more]
    District: Other
    Synopsis: There are 12 animals in the Chinese horoscope: the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. According to Chinese astrology, each year (starting from Chinese New Year) is associated with an animal sign, occurring in a 12-year cycle. This year is the Year of the Rooster, going from January 28th 2017 - February 15th 2018. If you were born in one of these ye...[Read more]
    District: Other
    Synopsis: 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]
    District: Other
    Synopsis: Tired of waiting at the side of the road in the rain for a taxi?  Would like to call a cab, but you don't speak Chinese? An alternative to both is the taxi app.  Although the app is in Chinese it can be navigated by someone who doesn't have the language with a bit of practice.  We've put together instructions with pictures for one of the taxi apps to help you get started.   ...[Read more]
    District: Other
    Synopsis: Suzhou North Train Station to Beijing   Train Number Departure at SIP Arrival at Beijing 1st Class 2nd Class G102 07:04 12:18 ¥883.50 ¥523.50 G106 07:35 1...[Read more]
    District: Other
    Synopsis: Suzhou SIP Train Station to Shanghai Train Number Departure at SIP Arrival at Shanghai 1st Class 2nd Class G7211 07:09 07:44 ¥59.50 ¥39.50 G7209 07:36 08:06 ...[Read more]
    District: SND
    Synopsis: Suzhou Tram ticket prices start from 2 RMB, and are 3 RMB for a ride of more 10 KM. Monday to Friday: trams run every 7.5 minutes between 7:00 and 9:00 and between 16:30 and 18:30; trams run every 10 minutes between 9:00 and 16:30 and between 18:30 and 21:00; trams run every 15 minutes between 21:00 and 22:00 from Suzhou Amusement Park to Longkang Lu. Saturday and Sunday: trams run every 10 minu...[Read more]
    District: Other
    Synopsis: Items left in taxis: Suzhou taxis have a lost and found number that you can call to retrieve items that you have left in a taxi. You'll need to have your taxi receipt (fapiao) that has information about your journey on it, so as a precaution it's always good to ask the driver for a 'fapiao' before you get out of the taxi.  You  can choose one of three numbers to call  6777 6777, 9...[Read more]
    District: Other
    Synopsis: A new number has been issued for those unlucky enough to get stuck in an elevator.  The Suzhou Quality Inspection Bureau is currently in the process of outfitting all residential and commercial building lifts with signs telling you who to call in case of a problem.  The process is set to be complete on June 24th 2014 and the number to call is 96333.  Yes, they officially only speak ...[Read more]
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