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.
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]
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.
Indoor pool. Free for hotel guests. Membership required for non-guests. 300 RMB per person per time. 1-month membership: 2,800 RMB. 3-month: 5,800 RMB. 6-month: 8,800 RMB. 1-year: 12,800 RMB. Open daily from 06:00 to 23:00.
Get a taxi card to the InterContinental Hotel
Indoor pool. Free for hotel guests. Membership required for non-guests....[Read more]
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]
Unfortunately you cannot drive in China using a licence from your own country or even using an international licence, you need to get a Chinese one.
The process is as follows
Go to Suzhou DMV with the following documents:
A) Your Temporary Accommodation Registration Form with an address in Suzhou.
B) Residence permit issued at Suzhou or Visa that allows you to st...[Read more]
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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