The ASIPP apartments are about 1.5 miles from the Institute, a pleasant 25 minute walk or 10 minute bicycle ride along a tree-lined boulevard. Ke Xue Dao ("Science Island") has clean air, much greenery, and is quiet at night. 

The furniture is modern and comfortable.The kitchen is small but well equipped with modern appliances, including stove, refrigerator, coffee-maker, microwave oven, rice cooker, clothes washing machine, and dishes. There is a clothes line on the balcony that is partially protected from the rain.

The TV is very good (though only one full-time English channel), and the decorations are attractive. The air conditioners work well, and the internet connection is good The apartment manual tells how to connect to the internet and how to use the appliances (air conditioner, stove)

A bus #311 stop is nearby for going shopping at Joymart, or one can change from the #311 to subway line 2 to go downtown to the Carrefour (Jia Le Fu) Department Store.