Suzhou is a modern city offering all requisite services for a comfortable lifestyle including shopping malls, supermarkets, restaurants, gyms, sporting facilities, banks, beauty salons, libraries, places of worship, cinemas, and more. It is also an ancient city with a fascinating Old Town, World Heritage gardens, a world renowned Museum and many more sightseeing opportunities.
Foreign Consulates and Embassies are in Shanghai, a short car or train ride away. Shanghai also offers a wider variety of shopping, entertainment, sightseeing and eating experiences.
Suzhou offers modern healthcare and hospital facilities, including English speaking doctors and dentists. Some expats prefer to go to the large international hospitals in Shanghai, particularly for obstetrics.
Veterinarians, some English speaking, offer pet healthcare and grooming services.
The EAS offers support, advice and practical help for newcomers. (see ABOUT EAS)
Check out EAS MEMBER DISCOUNTS for savings on many services in Suzhou.