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]
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.
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]
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]
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]
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]
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