Synopsis: The What's ON in Suzhou has started up a brand new Facebook group to help newcomers in Suzhou get their bearings. It's also a great place for old Suzhou hands to exchange information and tips on living in Suzhou too! Click here or scan the QR code below to join the community.
1. New Year's Day: Holiday from December 31st to January 2nd, 3 days in total.
2. Spring Festival: Holiday from January 27th to February 2nd, 7 days in total. Sunday January 22nd and Saturday February 4th are working days.
3. Tomb Sweeping Festival: Holiday from April 2nd to 4th, 3 days in total. Saturday ...[Read more]
Synopsis: What's ON Discounts:
What places in town will give you a discount when you bring in your What's On in Suzhou city calendar?
See the list below for details on this month's specials.
All February. New clients who bring your What's ON in Suzhou City Calendar to SooTour to transfer your foreign driving licence into a Chinese o...[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]
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.
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]
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 (taxi card) with the following documents:
A) Your Temporary Accommodation Registration Form with an address in Suzhou.
B) Residence permit issued at Suzhou or Visa that allo...[Read more]
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