Beijing and Tsinghua Chen Zhou 25 June, 2008 Evening in IE This is Olympic year! Good Cleaner air Attractions are ready More activities are going on Challenges and precautions High security Be extremely careful with your actions Any bad behavior can lead to severe relations such as expulsion, custody, etc. Watch your drinking No fighting, jay walking, and any other unacceptable behaviors Outline Internet connection in Tsinghua Locations of interest Dorm and check in Initial schedule Activities Transportation Food Shopping Money Power Phone Internet access Download access software before departure http://netsupport.tsinghua.edu.cn/ Click this symbol near left top corner Click this symbol on the bottom Click OK to download, a new icon will appear on your desktop To log in, click the new icon on your desk top Enter your user ID and password, check the box for “open log-in” (go outside Tsinghua network)… To change your password, go to https://usereg.tsinghua.edu.cn/ GT students will be given 2 internet access cards. Be sure to log-off after use, or you will run out of your quota very quickly. Where is what in the city? Yuan Ming Yuan Summer Pallace Bar District W Train Stn Embassy District Train Stn Downtown If you go on your own Take a taxi from airport, be sure to wait in the queue, you’ll get a ride if you go with a solicitor Tell the driver for Tsinghua University Northeast gate or 清华大学紫荆东北门 The cost last year was about 100 RMB, might be a little higher this year Insist to use the meter There is a toll charge used to be 10 RMB Dorms Campus East gate Yuan Ming IC 6 Yuan, group tour Market Restaurants on June 25 Food court West gate Main gate Zhong Guan Cun Market Electronics market Bike,… IE Dept Classroom Subway Station Market Dorm Canteens Convenience, food, phone, … Qing Qing Pizza Northern campus Dorm mgt Canteen Northeast Gate IC #6 Classroom Wen Nan 206 Southern campus IC #6 West gate IE computer Markets Main gate South gate IE building and computer room 舜德楼 Shun De Lou room 512, near IE office IE contact: Nan Jie Classroom This year, we will use a larger classroom in Wen Nan Lou (文南楼) 206 (former business school) Dorm check in Dorm management is in Zijing building 19, 2nd floor You need passport, and 200 RMB deposit (refundable) Your room will be in one of the buildings nearby Cost 140 RMB/day for 1st to 30th day 120RMB/day thereafter Refund will be given to early check out NUS students Those did not stay in the dorm regret last year! You need to pay for your stay at check in Dorm at Tsinghua University Dorm • Single or double (shown in drawing last slide), AC • Mattress, sheets • Shower, toilet • Hot water 7-9 AM, 3-5 PM, 8PM-12AM • Ethernet socket • TV • 201 phone (need a phone card to dial out, but can receive calls) • Electric kettle (do not cook in it), sink • Laundry: service available in building 18 • Many floors has self-serve machines, you need to buy a transponder Schedule Sun Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat 6/22 23 24 25 26 27 28 9:00-11:00 Beijing YMY Hyundai TAM 2:00 – 4:00 Brewery 29 30 1 2 3 4 5 9:00-11:00 C3 2 C3 2 C3 2 C3 2 2:00 – 4:00 2 2 2 2 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 9:00-11:00 C3 2 C3 2 C3 2 C3 2 2:00 – 4:00 2 2 2 2 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 9:00-11:00 C3 2 C3 2 C4 2 2:00 – 4:00 2 C3 Final C4 2 2 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 9:00-11:00 C4 2 C4 2 C4 2 C4 2 2:00 – 4:00 2 2 C4 2 C4 3 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 9:00-11:00 C4 2 C4 2 C4 2 C4 Final Return 2:00 – 4:00 2 2 C4 2 Wrap up Tuesday, 24 June Group flight CX710 Singapore to HK 820A -1215P KA992 HK to Beijing 140P - 510P Check in, dinner nearby, sleep Wed. 25 June (busy day but important) Gather on sidewalk near the dorm buildings at 8:30 AM Walk to the classroom in IE building（Room 512） Information session 9:00 – 10:00 10:00 departure for Yuan Ming Yuan, required for those in HTS 2602, suggested for others 12:00 Lunch (on your own) 2:00 PM buying bicycles on the way back to campus Thursday, 26 June Plant tour, being arranged. There should be two Friday 27 June Gather at Wu Dao Kou 五道口 (5th railroad crossing) subway station at 9:00 AM Take subway line 13, then line 2 to Qian Men station 前门 (front gate) Walk around Tianam Men Square, pictures Visit Mao memorial, required for those taking HTS 2602 (this should end around 11) Self organized tours. In the past, people visited forbidden city (it is right there), Wangfu Jing market, or flea market Sat - Sunday Self organized activities In the past, people organized tours to Great walls, etc. You can also consider other places, temple of heaven, silk market, etc. Check out the travel agent In Beijing (or Singapore), the use of travel agent often leads to savings Ticket can run out, so plan your trip early Transportation Taxi: stay in queue and use meters: 10 RMB start, and about 50 to city center “Cabs” at the dorm are unofficial, fix price before you go Subway: convenient and no traffic jam Bus lines are many. It take studying Bike Travel Weekend to Great Wall: your group is large, it is possible to rent your own bus Plan your out of town trips early, e.g. Train ticket may not be available closer to departure date In Shanghai tour, many go to Hanzhou and Suzhou, you may not find the ticket when you get there! Visa extension or multiple entry … Some culture suggestions Cultural minutes, before 2nd part of PM class Activities Bowling Basketball Soccer (foot) ball Ping pang after the class Beijing Acrobat (Chao Yang theater) Karaoke What story does this picture tell Other recreations Tennis Basketball Swimming, 1.5 hour intervals, a small charge Ping-Pong Clubbing Food Canteen at the dorm Qing Qing Pizza in the basement of the canteen Get cash cards, normally at drink stand, a 10% charge Better canteen at food square Food square: a better liked canteen Food court at the market Others Qing Qing (similar to McDonald’s) Qing Qing Pizza, basement of the dorm canteen Food Campus restaurants near two of the dorm buildings Many have food there often Cost no more than GT cafeteria Nearby Out of Main gate: Two Italians, We could not find Indian, Mexican nearby last year (one Mexican moved away) Nearby Wu Dao Kou: hot pot, Korean BBQ (several), Pizza hut, KFC, Travel agent Farewell at Peking Duck near Tsinghua Peking duck out of main gate where we had farewell receptions Shopping Market near dorm: convenience store, phones, SIM card, … Market in Zhao Lan Yuan, near classroom: fruit, miscellaneous, Electronics and others from Main gate to Wu Dao Kou Wal-Mart on Zhi Chun Lu, 15 min bike ride (1 stop from Wu Dao Kou) from Main gate (cheese, peanut butter, etc.) Silk Market, Wang Fu Jing, Qianmen, Chao Yang Embassy district Money Exchange rate basically identical anywhere, and normally good, about 6.9 now ATMs on campus or tourist locations in Beijing normally support one of the systems with logos on the right. Check on your ATM card Zhao Lan Yuan, outside banks Travelers cheques may have better exchange rate, but there is a fee Power in China 220 Volts. Check your device before you plug it in since US uses 110 V Power plug Type A, similar shape that used in US with slightly smaller gap If your plug has 2 prongs of the same size, there is no problem If one is bigger, or you have 3 prong, you need a adapter. The simplest way is to buy a power strip with universal sockets, available in the market near dorm Phone landlines Beijing Special prepaid card operated phone in dorm Free for incoming calls Get Beijing 201 card from newstand near canteen or along street Broad band connection in dorm Phone cards, available in many convenience stores A little more expensive than US You do not pay face value, 50% or more discount is common Cell phone in China Mostly GSM although CDMA networks becomes available You can get SIM cards In market near dorm Small general store in Zhao Lan Yuan Post office on campus Small electronics shops near main and south gate The cost depends on Number: 8s are good, 4s are bad. Minutes included How long has it been retired You normally can pick from a list of numbers I have seen from RMB 50 – 130 ($7 – $18), some has more air time than others.