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    District: SIP
    Synopsis: Some Suzhou school sports facilities are open to the public for free and can be booked by individuals or groups/teams.    The facilities are divided into two types.  Type 1 is open to the general public.  Type 1 outdoor pitches may be used and shared by the public without conditions and no reservations are needed.  Type 2 is open only to groups with prior reserva...[Read more]
    District: City
    Synopsis: “I came home today to find that my phone and internet had both been shut off by the phone company. But I never received a bill. I understand that phone service in Suzhou is prepaid, so I pay in advance for calling and internet units I will use in the future, but how can I tell in advance when my credit is almost gone and  I need to pay the phone bill?” Lucy P. How can you avoid...[Read more]
    District: City
    Synopsis: Line 1 of the new Suzhou subway opened on April 28th 2012. Line 1 runs east to west, from Mudu in western Suzhou to Zhongnan Jie in the SIP. The Line is 25km long with 24 stations and fares range from 2-6 RMB/trip.   Suzhou subway Line 2 runs north to south, from Fuxiang Lu in Xiangcheng District to Sangtian Dao in the SIP. The Line is 42.5km long in total with 35 stations and fares range...[Read more]
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    Synopsis: There are waste battery recycling boxes in Suzhou residential compounds, schools, government offices, some shops, cafes, companie and on some streets. There is also a recycling company where you can send your batteries directly.   If you have a battery collection point and would like to add your collection point to the list please e-mail whatsoninsuzhou@gmail.com   苏州的一些社区、学校、政府机关和街道...[Read more]
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    Synopsis: The Suzhou Leisure Card is very similar to the Suzhou Garden Card but instead of gardens it gives you entrance to more tourist attractions including plenty of parks that are good for hiking. Unlike the Garden Card, with the Suzhou Leisure Card you only need to show your passport to get it, it is not necessary to have already lived in Suzhou for a number of years.   The cards are on sale...[Read more]
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    Synopsis: On days where dust and smog are particularly high at an index of 300 or over (PM 2.5), breathing in the surrounding air can be the equivalent of 20 cigarettes according to some reports.  In the past in Suzhou the air almost never reached that level but recently the 300 level has been surpassed more regularly.  What does that mean for you? Here are the recommendations for each level band....[Read more]
    District: City
    Synopsis: Suzhou currently has 4 different types of taxis. They all have free WIFI for passengers.    The fanciest and the most comfortable ones are the black ones which can only be ordered by calling 0512 6777 6777 extension 2. Technically you cannot flag them down on the street or hop into one as someone else is getting out. Starting price is 15 RMB, after 3km 3 RMB per kilometer and after 5...[Read more]
    District: SIP
    Synopsis: Tour Jinji Lake by boat 45-minute night view tour of Jinji Hu Lake. Boat departures are from Wanghuge Harbor on the west side of the lake and from Moon Harbor on the east side of the lake. Tickets cost 50 RMB for adults and 30 RMB for children under 1.4 meters. Tickets are available from the Wanghuge Harbor ticket booth and the Moon Harbor ticket booth.  Tel. 0512 6289 9852 (CN) &...[Read more]
    District: City
    Synopsis: The Suzhou SAPA Animal Shelter not only cares for unwanted pets, but also provides pet adoption opportunities to the general public. However, there are quite strict adoption requirements and interested parties are required to prove that they are living in the greater Suzhou area, are employed, and are capable of managing the feeding and grooming of the pet. The organization also does checkups to...[Read more]
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