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    District: SIP
    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)   Addr...[Read more]
    District: Other
    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]
    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: 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: 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: 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: 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 06:52 07:29 ¥54.50 ¥34.50 G7209 07:36 08:06 ...[Read more]
    District: Other
    Synopsis: InterContinental Hotel 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   Kempinski Hotel Indoor pool. Free for hotel guests. Membership required for non-guests....[Read more]
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