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					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.

				
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