Moving to a new city can be stressful, let alone a new country, and new arrivals can understandably have difficulty coping with balancing work or study with adjusting to the culture and settling into a new rhythm. Luckily, new platform NihaoUrban is here to help.

NihaoUrban is a ‘one-stop’ expat service platform to help people build their new lives abroad from the ground up, offering a wide range of services that you may find yourself in need of after arriving in China. NihaoUrban first launched in Beijing in September 2017 and this year will expand to Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dongguan, and Chengdu. 

Their services include:

1. Everyday Tools (no service fee): City guide, subway maps, GPS, tools, life tips, translator, mobile top-up;
2. Urban Life Services (standard service fee): Cleaning (ayi), food delivery, water, Wi-Fi, repairs, locksmith, insurance, tailors, laundry, flowers, delivery, car, car rental, tickets, international SIM card;
3. Personal Assistance (service fee may apply);
4. Life Assistance: Rent a house, find a job, bank account setup, police registration, shopping, online sales, logistics, legal consulting;
5. Travel Assistance: Customized travel routes, hotel booking, ticket booking, tour guide;
6. Translation Assistance: Meeting translation, conference interpretation (simultaneous and consecutive), accompanying translator, text translation.

NihaoUrban cooperates with leading local service providers and vendors such as Jobin, ChinaUnicom, China Merchants Bank, Guoan community, Ayi Bang, and 58City, to provide the best quality and value for expats. 

The majority of users are from foreign embassies, foreigner expert organizations, English schools, and organizations such as CGTN, Wall Street English, First Leap, and Weibo English.

NihaoUrban would also like to hear your stories about living in China. Send your story to [email protected] and they may share your experiences with other expats in China.

WeChat public account QR code (or search for NihaoUrban) (in construction)

This post was provided by NihaoUrban
Photos: Flickr, courtesy of NihaoUrban


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