Archive for the ‘China Trips Do & Don’t’ Category

RMB 5 and 1 Features

October 1, 2007

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RMB 20 and 10 Features

October 1, 2007

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RMB 50 Features

October 1, 2007

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RMB 100 Features 4

October 1, 2007

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RMB 100 Features 2

October 1, 2007

RMB 100 Features 2

How to distinguish the REAL and the FAKE RMB (Renminbi)

October 1, 2007

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How to distinguish the REAL and the FAKE RMB (Renminbi) MONEY Notes VERY IMPORTANT!!! PROTECT YOURSELF 

We all face the same problem of how to distinguish other countries’ currency especially the fake money.

As a frequent traveler and tourist, we are always the victim or the target that local people will cheat us by giving the Fake Money Notes. It is because we will only traveling China for a very short time. Many things we do not how to handle without the help of the right local people. We are not used to the local fraud tactics and the customs. When foreigners need help, there are always problems of translation and interpretation. Therefore we have to have the wisdom to protect ourselves from rip off especially in money matters. For preventing your lost, you also have to check the money you get from the ATM machines.

According to year 2006 information, the ratio of real and fake money is 100:1

 When you spend money in China you can see the local Chinese people doing these four simple steps to distinguish your money notes especially the Hundred Dollars Notes (YUAN). The same STEPS that you can use: “See”, “Touch”, “Hear” and “Testing” (一看、二摸、三聽、四測 

Step 1: “See” ()Hold the money Note toward the light and you can see the clear watermark and magnetic micro security thread. You can see a fine printing. 

Step 2: “Touch” ()Use your fingers to touch the concave lines for hand feel. 

Step 3: “Hear” ()Use your finger to flick the money note to hear the money paper in a solid sharp and clear sound. 

Step 4: “Testing” ()Use the fluorescence lamp to examine the money note with reflected dollars amount. Or simply use your finger nail tip to scratch the money note to see whether the color come out or not. If not the money is real. 

Please also refer to the RMB money note features.

Watch Out! Pedestrian District

September 11, 2007

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Most of the cities in China now have the pedestrian district. That is the motorcars road is blocked so the pedestrian can freely walk in the middle-of-the-road. Usually both sides of the road are with many different kinds of shops and shopping centers. Usually there will be many people gather around the pedestrian district during Saturday and Sunday. You can find food; drinks and some local entertainment there. Sometimes there are fashion shows or other charity shows performed. This is also one of the symbol of the city landmark. there will be many people from other China cities walking around the street too.

Since there are many tourist and like us the Hong Kong people will love to take a walk there, local pickpocket parties are there too. (Usually three people a team)

And sometime people will come to you and say that they have antiques with good bargain prices.

Some people will approach you and ask you whether you would like to change RMB (Chinese money) with good rate.

Some pretty young girls will approach you and ask you to give them some money to buy food because they came from other China city and they have no money to buy food. (When you take a deep look on their dressings, you can easily find that this is a lie).

If you are a single man walking there, you have to be very careful when one or two beautiful girls approach to you and say that they can bring you to some places for a drink or singing Karaok. Or a man approach to you and say that he can introduces beautiful girls to you as your companion. You better watch out! This certainly is a trap! Don’t be mislead by their beauty!

First, they know that you are a traveler from other countries by the way you dress. Second, they will judge you by what you are wearing and know that whether you have money or not. Third, they will make sure you don’t have local people accompanying you. Therefore they can approach to you and testing you whether you are greedy or not by their offerings such as best buy products or you want a female friend or not.

What if you like adventure trip and follow the unknown person?

The results are:

1.        You will still pay a much higher prices for the fake antiques.

2.        You will get fake money when you exchange your currency with them.

3.        You will have to pay for RMB3,000 a cup of coke per person in the place that pretty girls bring you to their suggested singing place.

4.        If you follow the pretty girls to their place. You might end up have to pay for a large sum of money before you can leave. Because you can hardly explain to the Chinese Policeman that what is the reason that you are with the girl and at her place.

5.        Also there might be some men are waiting for you when you enter the girl’s apartment. They will tie you up and take all your money and belongings.

6.        Sometime the girl will give you a cup of water or some soft drinks. After you drink the water or soft drinks you will find dizzy and fainted. And you will regret a lots when you wake up! You will loose all your money and passport or important belongings. Then one day,

you might see yourself naked in youtube!

 If the above mentioned happen and you don’t speak Mandarin, you better ask the Police Officer (Gong An) to call back to your staying Hotel and ask for the translator to do the explanation for you.Please always remember – “Don’t go out without your staying Hotel’s telephone numbers”!!!

In view of this, the police (Gong An) has arrange the men or women police driving the energy saving golf cars up and down the pedestrian district. Objective is to prevent any crime arise and help people easily even if you are asking location direction. However, there is no “English” that indicated that this is a mini Police car.

The Customs Declaration Form – Outgoing Passengers

August 17, 2007

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China Trips Experiences: Do & Don’t

July 21, 2007

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Hi!

China is blooming! Sooner or later you will plan to have a trip to China.

This blog’s useful information will be a very important guide to you! This is not a tour guide but instead is a guide to protect yourself from traps; danger; doing business awareness etc. but most of all this can save your money spending!

I have been working as a miidle management that have to travel and work in China many cities for quite a long time. I would like to build this blog by sharing my experiences that I have learned both happy and expensive painful cases to share with you. Also if you have the same experiences – something you saw that is good or bad, you are mostly welcome to share in this blog.

This blog objective is to let this blog be an IMPORTANT China Trips HANDBOOK for for thise who want to save money and self protection from the fraud cases especially for the first time to China trips either for business or sight-seeing. With the information given, you will have a Happy Trip. Your business will certainly be protected and running smoothly!

Hope to build this blog as a blog with values that can help many people equipped with China Trips experiences!