Practical Tools

There are several free English magazines which let you know what is happening around Guangzhou. You can usually find these in hotel lobbies, restaurants and bars and import food shops. The most popular is that’s PRD which is a free monthly publication that provides many business listings including medical, museums, restaurants, schools and events happening around town.

In addition the following tools and websites will help you settle into your new home.

APA Taxi Books One of the most practical tools on arrival. Contains hundreds of business listings in a small book that fits into your handbag. All listings are in English, Pinyin and Chinese.
*Can be purchased from GWIC at a discount
www.apachina.com
AsiaXpat Provides property, career, classifieds, business, and entertainment services to aid foreigners in China. www.guangzhou.asiaxpat.com
Currency converter A universal currency converter www.xe.com
Expat Women Comprehensive site dedicated to helping women living overseas. Displays more than 1,000 quality content pages, over 1,200 expat women blogs, nearly 300 reader’s stories, invaluable country resource pages, interviews with successful expat women, loads of motivational articles and an inspirational blog and monthly newsletter. www.expatwomen.com
Guangzhou Stuff Social networking site featuring Guangzhou local events and nightlife www.gzstuff.com
Move and Stay Guangzhou Real estate and relocation information www.moveandstay.com/guangzhou
Life of Guangzhou Guangzhou news, city guide, business features, expat and chinese organisations – and more www.lifeofguangzhou.com
Skype Free worldwide internet telephone service www.skype.com
South China Morning Post Local and international news publication www.scmp.com
Urbanatomy (that’s PRD) Expat guide to life in Guangzhou (also covers Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen). Run by the same group that produces that’s PRD magazine. www.urbanatomy.com
Wunderground Weather reports for any city around the world. Great for travel plans. www.wunderground.com