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Our guide was written by Vicky Li Yip and last published on Saturday 29th June 2013.
|01||Stock up on prescription medicine before you relocate since pharmacies here cannot honor an overseas prescription.|
|02||An excellent phrasebook that many expats rely on is called “Mandarin Phrasebook” published by Immersion Guides in China.|
|03||Try and join the private Yahoo! group, BeijingCafe, which caters to expats. Membership requires invitation by a current member.|
|04||If you have a baby, it may be prudent to stock up on infant formulae from your home country before you arrive.|
|05||Prepare mentally for the pollution. Consider purchasing an air filter for your home when you arrive.|
There are an estimated 3.3 million cars in Beijing and this figure grows by almost 1,000 every day.