Xiamen transport authorities have now launched new travel cards which are safer and more convenient than the previous kind.
The new E-tong cards have several functions including online top up, loss reporting and SMS alerts. There are three different types: the wallet card which is essentially the same as the old ones; the account card, which you can top up online, report loss and receive SMS alerts; and the USB card, which is the same as the account card, but you can plug directly into your computer.
To trade in your old card for a new one, you can head to Wenzao BRT Station or the E-Tong Card service center in Software Park. More service centers will open across the city in the coming week.
These four family-run hotels will make a trip here worthwhile, whether you want to relax, do sightseeing or be active on the beach, they will make your visit.
You can now travel from Beijing to Xiamen in just one day by train on the new high speed railway route that will open on July 1.
The city of Xiamen has opened its first hospital that specializes in care for children. The Xiamen City Children’s Hospital officially opened on June 1 and will be offering in and outpatient services, including operations, GP consultancy and also comprehensive adult services.
Gualangyu residents can now access free wifi in up to 88 different public places. The Xiamen Radio and Television Network has just finished installing the equipment, and the wifi coverage extends to all the main roads and piers of the island.
Jimei District will be playing host to the annual Cross Strait Dragon Boat Cultural Festival May 17-18. 66 teams from Xiamen, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and seven mainland cities will be competing in three different categories
Xiamen Lantern Festival will be taking place on Zhuzhan Island from February 2 – 17 and will feature everything you need in a New year lantern festival.
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