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    Hi, Guy this sun I going to beijing for a free and easy trip cum photography as this is my first time to there may I know do major shopping centre do sell AA size Alkaline battery or Ni-MH rechargeable battery with charger any advise is much apprecited

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    beijing is such a large city, you may find many shopping mall there. Zhong Guan Cun (中关村) is recommended, malls there mainly selling electronic products. Just take a cab to reach there. hope this help.

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    Beijing is a modern city, and you should be able to find AA alkalines easily just about anywhere. I didn't spend much time in the shopping districts like Wangfujing, but I'm sure you could find rechargeables there very easily too, though I would think it would be simpler to just bring your own rechargeables and charger and standby in the hotel room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarzanboy66 View Post
    Hi, Guy this sun I going to beijing for a free and easy trip cum photography as this is my first time to there may I know do major shopping centre do sell AA size Alkaline battery or Ni-MH rechargeable battery with charger any advise is much apprecited
    Beijing is a modern city with >15 million people. And you'll find that their shopping centres are much larger than ours, and some of them are better than ours. There are many shopping centres specialising in electronic goods, books etc. You can get things that you cannot find here in SG.

    Get a 一卡通 from any major subway outlets with a RMB20 deposit and top up with RMB30 and that will last you 10days of public transport by city subways and city buses. Subway is RMB 2 per ride and bus RMB 0.40 per ride. Fares are flat. Please avoid rush hours.

    Perception of "backwardness" of China is severely and grossly misplaced. Open our eyes and you'll see what they have that we don't. There are many things that they've that we in SG have not implemented. Blind men walk pass are found on most pavements; not in SG. Many of the city buses have Wheelchair restrainers to secure the wheelchairs that have boarded; we have none. Buses operated exactly like our Easi-link with 一卡通, and per bus ride costs only RMB 0.40 (SGD 0.08, yes eight cents). And the next stop is announced. All bus stops have names and are posted at the bus-stops. (Get a bus map - sold everywhere for RMB 5 only) And eatinig in Beijing is cosmopolitan if you know where to look for them. Many of the good ones need local knowledge. What you read on the web are places that have prices markup to match the tourist and those establishments will spoil your enjoyment of this lovely and vibrant city.

    Do make a day trip to Tianjin by chinese Bullet from 北京南 station (can be reached by subway) ard RMB 60 round trip

    Do some search, be smart and you'll enjoy Beijing.........
    Last edited by shierwin; 9th September 2010 at 04:24 PM. Reason: typo error

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    Quote Originally Posted by shierwin View Post
    Perception of "backwardness" of China is severely and grossly misplaced.
    +1. It has everything from historical sites to modern marvels, including AA batteries.
    Last edited by ManWearPants; 9th September 2010 at 05:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarzanboy66 View Post
    Hi, Guy this sun I going to beijing for a free and easy trip cum photography as this is my first time to there may I know do major shopping centre do sell AA size Alkaline battery ...

    roadside 7-11 or convenience store in Beijing already got sell

    its only thurs today....... to pick up some eneloops in SLS before you leave lah .....
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManWearPants View Post
    +1. It has everything from historical sites to modern marvels, including AA batteries.
    After you buy the 2day-pass to get into Zhangjiajie National Park, Hunan, you need to have your thumbprint match to the card. Sama sama SG immigration digital self check-in @airport

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    And where in the world people wake up in a cold and sometime freezing morning @4-5am, make their way to Tiananmen to watch the chinese flag being raised at sun break? I turn up one ordinary morning @5am during my trip to Beijing Nov 2009 and the crowd on the Square was unbelievable. It was damm cold that morning (snowfall was early last Nov). It's an experience you must try once... terrific...

    A nation on the move...

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    Hi, i'm planning for a free and easy trip to Beijing march 2011 as well.. can anyone provide some suggestions for my trip?

    like where is worth to visit? where can i get maps and details of public transportation?

    which hotel to stay? where to eat etc?

    thank you very much!

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    Much info had been posted earlier on this thread and other much earlier threads in this forum.

    Check out info on Beijing and Tianjin, rail service, bus services and available hotels in the following webs. Need to know and read chinese

    www.ctrip.com
    www.tielu.org
    8684.cn

    BJ to TJ 30min bullet ride about 150km distance from BJ south station that can be reached by subway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shierwin View Post
    Much info had been posted earlier on this thread and other much earlier threads in this forum.

    Check out info on Beijing and Tianjin, rail service, bus services and available hotels in the following webs. Need to know and read chinese

    www.ctrip.com
    www.tielu.org
    8684.cn

    BJ to TJ 30min bullet ride about 150km distance from BJ south station that can be reached by subway.


    Thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadNiki View Post
    Hi, i'm planning for a free and easy trip to Beijing march 2011 as well.. can anyone provide some suggestions for my trip?

    like where is worth to visit? where can i get maps and details of public transportation?

    which hotel to stay? where to eat etc?

    thank you very much!
    If you need maps of Beijing (or any other Chinese cities), can go to China National Tourism Office at Suntec Tower 1 Level 12, there are racks of maps available. Open on weekdays during office hours only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadNiki View Post
    Hi, i'm planning for a free and easy trip to Beijing march 2011 as well.. can anyone provide some suggestions for my trip?

    like where is worth to visit? where can i get maps and details of public transportation?

    which hotel to stay? where to eat etc?

    thank you very much!
    Beijing MTR
    http://www.mtr.bj.cn/en/services/line.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadNiki View Post
    Hi, i'm planning for a free and easy trip to Beijing march 2011 as well.. can anyone provide some suggestions for my trip?

    like where is worth to visit? where can i get maps and details of public transportation?

    which hotel to stay? where to eat etc?

    thank you very much!
    Heard of the Travel Guide Series, Lonely Planet ? The Beijing section of the book provides a lot of the information you asked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shierwin View Post
    Beijing is a modern city with >15 million people. Blind men walk pass are found on most pavements; not in SG.
    Assuming 1% of the Beijingers (not to mention those non-residents that keep pouring into the city in search for fortunate) are blind, there are more than 150,000 blind people on the streets .
    Not so many blind people in SG, a must for Beijing to have blind men walk pass

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