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    Default Going China in Dec 09 need VISA?

    Hi, just occurred to me.....going Beijing or china now require to apply for Visa? Has the req been removed? Appreciate your advice as I forgot abt it.

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    Default Re: Going China in Dec 09 need VISA?

    No Visa required for short stays.....
    Wife just called up the China Embassy for the same thing.

    When are you going to Beijing....I'm supposed to leave next Sat if my neck is not giving me problems.

    Going to WuKeSong ?

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    Default Re: Going China in Dec 09 need VISA?

    For SINGAPORE Passports

    LESS than 14 days no need........... MORE than 14 days , yes need to apply for visa

    i you need to get a visa best to get a travel agent to do it for you...... just pay the $20-30 service fee plus visa fee and save yourself of going there early in the morning and queing at the embassy zoo
    Last edited by ed9119; 30th November 2009 at 10:16 AM.

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    Default Re: Going China in Dec 09 need VISA?

    malaysian passport need VISA to enter china

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    Default Re: Going China in Dec 09 need VISA?

    See here for Singaporean and here for Malaysian. For Malaysian staying in Singapore you can apply the visa at the China Embassy in Singapore.
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    Default Re: Going China in Dec 09 need VISA?

    Thanks for the info guys! the thought of the VISA just came today, and leaving on the 8th Dec! So better check.

    Also did some further checks and found this:


    """
    Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Republic of Singapore

    Ambassador: Mr. Zhang Xiaokang
    Address: 150 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247969
    Email: chinaemb_sg@mfa.gov.cn
    Website: http://www.chinaembassy.org.sg/eng/

    Importance Notice for Visa-Free Access to China
    From September 19, 2008, Singaporean citizens holding ordinary passport restart enjoy the visa-free access to Mainland of China if they enter China for business, sightseeing, visiting friends or relatives, transit and they stay there for not more than 15 days.

    Consular Office
    Tel: +65-64712117 (Manned Service between 09:00-12:00, 14:30-16:30, in working days)
    +65-64793250, 64795910, 64792353 (Answering Service)
    Fax: +65-64795345
    Office Hours for Application: 09:00-11:30, Monday-Friday (except holidays)
    Office Hours for Pick Up: 09:00-12:00, 15:00-16:00, Monday-Friday (except holidays)

    """""

    Hi raychan, dunno where is the place you mentioned....its free and easy for me and family....anyway...heard from friends its VERY cold....so we are getting more clothing there.

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    Default Re: Going China in Dec 09 need VISA?

    Oh, my flight leaves on 7 Dec actually.

    WuKeSong is the location of the Camera City in Beijing.

    Wanted to take some photos like these www.kinabaloo.com, but guess with the weather as it is now, I'm happy if the sky is clear.

    I'm on free and easy too....

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    Default Re: Going China in Dec 09 need VISA?

    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    For SINGAPORE Passports

    LESS than 14 days no need........... MORE than 14 days , yes need to apply for visa

    i you need to get a visa best to get a travel agent to do it for you...... just pay the $20-30 service fee plus visa fee and save yourself of going there early in the morning and queing at the embassy zoo
    yeh i agree, pay an agent to go get it. I used to think that i could save $20 on the agent fee, but the hassle of going to the embassy twice(apply and collect),take taxi 4times also more than $20,if you drive there's no car park at embassy

    money aside, it's the queue that is terrible, queue once to get the form and another queue to hand in application. furthermore can only apply on weekday mornings, to to take leave or make special arrangements

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    Default Re: Going China in Dec 09 need VISA?

    Quote Originally Posted by raychan View Post
    Oh, my flight leaves on 7 Dec actually.

    WuKeSong is the location of the Camera City in Beijing.

    Wanted to take some photos like these www.kinabaloo.com, but guess with the weather as it is now, I'm happy if the sky is clear.

    I'm on free and easy too....
    I just came back from Beijing recently and can say for sure that you will not be able to get pictures like these... most of the trees are bald and those that are not have withered brown leaves... maybe except for some pine-like ones. Just be hopeful the weather is clear with no fog which i encountered on a few days.... anyway, the sunset is pretty early. i reckon it will be dark around 5.30pm. Night time tend to be foggy and cold while i was there. As for WuKeSong, it takes about 20-30min if you plan on walking there from the metro station. Just walk along the main road until you reach a very large river/canal and you will see it. Can take a bus if you dun feel like walking.. about 2 bus stops away i think. Hopes this helps

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    Default Re: Going China in Dec 09 need VISA?

    I will be there 9th to 12th for work. but work is rather light..

    Been to BeiJing for work a few times, funny thing is I never go to WuKesong Before.

    What are the prices of lenses like there? Same as HK?
    Last edited by PentiumPC; 3rd December 2009 at 11:16 PM.

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