The results of the 2016 Expat Life Awards

China Expert International Ltd. and the FCGroup were the organiser of the 3rd Annual ELAs (Expat Life Awards) .

The Awards were presented on 10 September 2016 at the Expat Life Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner which as held in the Capital Club Athletic Centre 3rd floor Ballroom.

We congratulate all the nominees on being short-listed and of course hearty congratulations to the Award Recipients.



The ELAs were designed so that the Expatriate community could show their support for their preferred vendors.


The 2016 ELAs were granted to 25 categories of service providers.

The winners were decided by an on-line voting process.




Cat Category Nominee Result
1.1 Air Purifier / Filter Airgle Air Purifiers
1.2 Air Purifier / Filter Blueair Recommended
1.3 Air Purifier / Filter IQ Air BEST
1.4 Air Purifier / Filter Renaud Air
1.5 Air Purifier / Filter Smart Air
2.1 Bakeries and Pastry Shops Comptoirs de France BEST
2.3 Bakeries and Pastry Shops Paris Baguette
2.2 Bakeries and Pastry Shops Tous Les Jours
3.1 Chinese Culture Organisations China Culture Centre Recommended
3.2 Chinese Culture Organisations The Hutong BEST
3.3 Chinese Culture Organisations InternsInBeijing
4.1 Chinese Language Schools Bridge School
4.2 Chinese Language Schools Culture Yard Recommended
4.3 Chinese Language Schools Easy Mandarin
4.4 Chinese Language Schools Frontiers
4.5 Chinese Language Schools Hutong School
4.6 Chinese Language Schools My Chinese Study
4.7 Chinese Language Schools New Concept Mandarin
4.8 Chinese Language Schools Tailormade Chinese Center BEST
4.9 Chinese Language Schools That’s Mandarin


Cat Category Nominee  Result
5.1 Dental Clinics Arrail Dental Clinic
5.2 Dental Clinics IDC Dental  Recommended
5.3 Dental Clinics Jiamei Dental
5.4 Dental Clinics Joinway Dental
5.5 Dental Clinics Raffles Medical (formerly International SOS)  BEST
5.6 Dental Clinics Vista
6.1 Destination Service Providers Asia Pacific Access  Recommended
6.2 Destination Service Providers Cartus
6.3 Destination Service Providers ReFoX Relocation  BEST
6.4 Destination Service Providers UniGroup
7.1 Hair Salons Catherine de France  BEST
7.2 Hair Salons Laurent Falcon  Recommended
7.3 Hair Salons TATA
7.4 Hair Salons Tic Tac
7.5 Hair Salons Toni and Guy
8.1 Health Insurance Abacare  Recommended
8.2 Health Insurance Expat Health Insurance
8.3 Health Insurance Healthwell HK Ltd
8.4 Health Insurance Pacific Prime  BEST
8.5 Health Insurance Panoramic Insurance Brokerage
8.6 Health Insurance Premium Finance Group


Cat Category Nominee
9.1 Hospitals and Clinics Bayley & Jackson
9.2 Hospitals and Clinics Beijing United Family Hospital  BEST
9.3 Hospitals and Clinics China-Japan Friendship Hospital
9.4 Hospitals and Clinics International Medical Clinic (IMC)
9.5 Hospitals and Clinics OASIS International Hospital  Recommended
9.6 Hospitals and Clinics Passion International Medical Centre
9.7 Hospitals and Clinics Puhua International Clinic
9.8 Hospitals and Clinics Raffles Medical (formerly International SOS)
10.1 International Schools 3e international school
10.2 International Schools Beijing City International School
10.3 International Schools Beijing Shuren-Ribet Private School
10.4 International Schools Canadian International School of Beijing
10.5 International Schools Dulwich College  BEST
10.6 International Schools Harrow
10.7 International Schools International School of Beijing (ISB)
10.8 International Schools The British School of Beijing
10.9 International Schools Western Academy of Beijing (WAB)  Recommended
10.10 International Schools Yew Cheung International School (YCIS)
11.1 Kindergartens Beanstalk International Bilingual School
11.2 Kindergartens Daystar  Academy
11.3 Kindergartens Etonkids  Recommended
11.4 Kindergartens Ivyschools  BEST
11.5 Kindergartens Muffy’s Education
11.6 Kindergartens The Children’s House International Montessori Kindergarten
11.7 Kindergartens The International Montessori School of Beijing (MSB)
12.1 Magazines Beijing Kids
12.2 Magazines City Weekend
12.3 Magazines Parents & Kids
12.4 Magazines That’s Beijing
12.5 Magazines TheBeijinger  BEST
12.6 Magazines TimeOut  Recommended


Cat Category Nominee
13.1 Moving Companies AGS 4 Winds International movers
13.2 Moving Companies Asian Express
13.3 Moving Companies Asian Tigers
13.4 Moving Companies CIM Continental International Movers  BEST
13.5 Moving Companies Crown Relocation
13.6 Moving Companies Gateway Relocation
13.7 Moving Companies Links Moving Beijing
13.8 Moving Companies SantaFe  Recommended
14.1 Physiotherapy Beijing United Family Hospital  Recommended
14.2 Physiotherapy OASIS International Hospital
14.3 Physiotherapy Parkway Health
14.4 Physiotherapy Raffles Medical (formerly International SOS)  BEST
14.5 Physiotherapy Vista Medical Center
15.1 Real Estate Agencies Chrisdy Real Estate
15.2 Real Estate Agencies CityWise Property Solutions  Recommended
15.3 Real Estate Agencies Full home China
15.4 Real Estate Agencies Joanna Real Estate
15.5 Real Estate Agencies LiHong
15.6 Real Estate Agencies
15.7 Real Estate Agencies Savills
15.8 Real Estate Agencies Scout Real Estate  BEST
16.1 Spa  and Massage Bodhi Therapeutic Retreat  BEST
16.2 Spa  and Massage Dragonfly Therapeutic Retreat  Recommended
16.3 Spa  and Massage Heavenly Spa
16.4 Spa  and Massage Hummingbird
16.5 Spa  and Massage Taipan


Cat Category Nominee
17.1 Sports and Fitness B Active Fitness
17.2 Sports and Fitness Hosa Fitness Centre
17.3 Sports and Fitness Human in Motion  BEST
17.4 Sports and Fitness Ole Sports
17.5 Sports and Fitness Yoga Yard Recommended
18.1 Supermarkets April Gourmet  BEST
18.2 Supermarkets Jenny Lou  Recommended
18.3 Supermarkets Jenny Wang
18.4 Supermarkets JingKeLong
18.5 Supermarkets Lion Mart
18.6 Supermarkets Nick Mart  
19.1 TCM Clinics Beijing Dongwen TCM Clinic
19.2 TCM Clinics Beijing Hongyitang Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital  Recommended
19.3 TCM Clinics Ping Xin Tang Clinic
19.4 TCM Clinics Raffles Medical (formerly International SOS)  BEST
20.1 Tours Domestic AChinaTours
20.2 Tours Domestic Amazing China
20.3 Tours Domestic Beijing Hikers  Recommended
20.4 Tours Domestic Beijing Sideways  BEST
20.5 Tours Domestic Beijing Trips
20.6 Tours Domestic China Culture Centre


Cat Category Nominee
21.1 Veterinary Clinics Doctors Beck and Stone Pet Health Care Center  Recommended
21.2 Veterinary Clinics International Center for Veterinary Services (ICVS)  BEST
21.3 Veterinary Clinics Naughty Pet Hospital
22.1 Visa Services Beijing Leo Consulting Service  Recommended
22.2 Visa Services Easy Business Solutions (EBS)  BEST
22.3 Visa Services InternsInBeijing
22.4 Visa Services New China Office (NCO)
22.5 Visa Services NewSpeed Registration Agency
23.1 Websites and Apps axiusSoft
23.2 Websites and Apps ChinaWire / eChinaWire
23.3 Websites and Apps CityWeekend
23.4 Websites and Apps FunGuide
23.5 Websites and Apps International Newcomers Network
23.6 Websites and Apps InternsInBeijing  Recommended
23.7 Websites and Apps That’s Beijing
23.8 Websites and Apps TheBeijinger  BEST
23.9 Websites and Apps TimeOut
24.1  WeChat Group  Aby – Group Name  BEST
24.2  WeChat Group  Bill – Purple Avatar next to name  
24.3  WeChat Group  Grant – Panda Guides  
24.4  WeChat Group  Steve – Trustrade  Recommended
24.5  WeChat Group  Todd –  
25.1 Wine Shops Aussie Wine Bar  
25.2 Wine Shops CHEERS  BEST
25.3 Wine Shops Everwines
25.4 Wine Shops Pudao Wines (Summergate)
25.5 Wine Shops Ruby Red
25.6 Wine Shops The Loop (Tinta Fina )
25.7 Wine Shops The Wine Gallery (ACS)  Recommended

The 2016 Expat Life Awards also saw the first two people inducted into the Expat Life Awards Hall of Fame for their outstanding services to both Beijing’s foreign and local populace.





3 Responses to “The results of the 2016 Expat Life Awards”
  1. Great roundup of the awards.
    Thx for posting.

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