Whether you need a plastic bag or deciding the sizes of products, these two words will come to use in Suguo.

Whether you need a plastic bag or deciding the sizes of products, these two words will come to use in Suguo.

For the household condiments, salt and pepper are a must. Learn these and if you can’t find them, ask a staff member or bring this picture along.

For the household condiments, salt and pepper are a must. Learn these and if you can’t find them, ask a staff member or bring this picture along.

Often the meat on display isn’t the freshest in the store. It has usually been sitting out for a few hours. Ask to see the fresher meat, which is usually in the back of the store.

Often the meat on display isn’t the freshest in the store. It has usually been sitting out for a few hours. Ask to see the fresher meat, which is usually in the back of the store.

These four measurements, grams, kilograms, milliletres and litres are extremely useful for food items that are not pre packaged.

These four measurements, grams, kilograms, milliletres and litres are extremely useful for food items that are not pre packaged.

Plastic bags, big and small, will cost you when at Suguo. When going for a big shop, it is easier to just bring your own bigger bags, usually of cloth that will save a few RMB.

Plastic bags, big and small, will cost you when at Suguo. When going for a big shop, it is easier to just bring your own bigger bags, usually of cloth that will save a few RMB.

Often the bread can be quite sweet when bought in Suguo. There are some loaves that aren’t so trial and error is the best method for finding them. For savory whole loaves, specialized bakeries are the answer.

Often the bread can be quite sweet when bought in Suguo. There are some loaves that aren’t so trial and error is the best method for finding them. For savory whole loaves, specialized bakeries are the answer.

In the summer months, mosquitos tend to be a problem. Repellent is readily found although can suddenly disappear when you really need it.

In the summer months, mosquitos tend to be a problem. Repellent is readily found although can suddenly disappear when you really need it.

Watch out for the puddles on the floor, it’s not always water that you could be stepping in.

Watch out for the puddles on the floor, it’s not always water that you could be stepping in.

If the item you’re looking for isn’t obvious, bring a photo with you rather than a translated phrase. Show a staff member the picture, more often than not, they will be of some assistance. Makes life just a little bit easier!

If the item you’re looking for isn’t obvious, bring a photo with you rather than a translated phrase. Show a staff member the picture, more often than not, they will be of some assistance. Makes life just a little bit easier!

Unless you speak the language, or are very good at charades, help can sometimes be impossible. If you need a specific item, either bring a picture or a friend to help you out.

Unless you speak the language, or are very good at charades, help can sometimes be impossible. If you need a specific item, either bring a picture or a friend to help you out.


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If you don’t want to buy a half watermelon, do as many Chinese and tap the melon. If the melon sounds hollow when tapped close to the ear, it should be fairly ripe whereas a mushy, dull sound indicates it’s either over or under ripe.

If you don’t want to buy a half watermelon, do as many Chinese and tap the melon. If the melon sounds hollow when tapped close to the ear, it should be fairly ripe whereas a mushy, dull sound indicates it’s either over or under ripe.

The first few experiences at Suguo are hectic but with time, and an open mind, shopping becomes a breeze.

The first few experiences at Suguo are hectic but with time, and an open mind, shopping becomes a breeze.

When purchasing products, electronics in particular, make sure to get the receipt stamped on the way out. This way, it is proved “legitimate” if there is any need for an item to be returned.

When purchasing products, electronics in particular, make sure to get the receipt stamped on the way out. This way, it is proved “legitimate” if there is any need for an item to be returned.

If you want to be on the safe side when purchasing fruits, opt for the already sliced section as you can see how fresh the insides are.

If you want to be on the safe side when purchasing fruits, opt for the already sliced section as you can see how fresh the insides are.

When buying green shelled fruits, such as watermelon, if you aren't sure of the specific fruit inside, buy the already sliced variety.

When buying green shelled fruits, such as watermelon, if you aren't sure of the specific fruit inside, buy the already sliced variety.

If you’re allowed to or be asked to try on a hat or hairbrush, keep in mind that others have probably been asked as well. Maybe it isn’t such a good idea.

If you’re allowed to or be asked to try on a hat or hairbrush, keep in mind that others have probably been asked as well. Maybe it isn’t such a good idea.

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