The beijingkids Home and Relocation Guide 2016/2017 is now available! Whether you’re planning a move, settling in, or preparing to leave, it’s your essential, fact-packed resource.
Before you move
There’s an A-Z checklist of what to consider when choosing a school, and a tour round Beijing’s top family neighborhoods. Our guide to renting includes handy Mandarin phrases, and we look at what you need to know about medical insurance. In addition, we help ease the culture shock by warning you about some of the more striking cultural differences here!
Our selection of essential apps will help you find your way around, and we also guide you through the complexities of Beijing’s healthcare system. We tackle one of the city’s most notorious problems in “Pollution Solutions”, and one you may not have considered: water safety. There’s practical tips on money, banking and paying your bills, and on hiring help. And though Beijing must be one of the safest of the world’s great cities, we offer some ideas on staying out of trouble on the streets.
We learn from the experience of one family in coming to feel at home here, and look at how you can support your children through the transition. There’s a selection of the myriad of fun things for families to do in Beijing, and help with getting a ride to them. Finally, when you don’t feel like cooking, we introduce you to the range of delivery options for delicious dinners to your doorstep.
For those who are heading on to new challenges, there’s an introduction to relocation and moving companies. Our timeline will help you plan for a stress-free move, and we suggest ideas for finding good homes for your unwanted possessions.
Can’t find the print edition? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out the PDF version at Issuu.com.