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Showing off Shanghai: 6 Restaurants to Impress Out-of-Town Clients

When you need to wine and dine an important client in Shanghai, choosing the right restaurant or bar is key. From stunning rooftop views to authentic soup dumplings, here are our favorite spots to entertain out-of-town clients in the Pearl of the Orient. Read more>>

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6 Wet and Wild Summer Activities in Shanghai! HOT

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This summer, when the city turns into a roaring furnace, try some of these water activities too cool down and make a splash!... Read More>>

Bring on the Monkey! Chinese New Year Celebrations in Shanghai HOT

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This is where the fun is at in Shanghai this Chinese New Year. ... Read More>>

How To Carve a Pumpkin: A Step-by-Step Guide HOT

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Halloween is creeping up. Get festive and carve your own jack-o-lantern. ... Read More>>

Swim, Drink and Be Merry: Summer Fun in Shanghai HOT

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Just because you’re looking forward to going home or taking a trip to somewhere exotic doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy summer in Shanghai. The city is packed with fun alternatives. Here are of our favorite summer activities in Shanghai. ... Read More>>

Taking the Goat by the Horns: Chinese New Year in Shanghai HOT

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The rush around Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is legendary. For those who are too poor, too disorganized or too agoraphobic to leave Shanghai, we’ve compiled a list of some great activities for this CNY that won’t require you to ...... Read More>>

Ring in the New Year in Shanghai with a Bang on Your Taste Buds! HOT

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Looking to celebrate another year with friends and loved ones or just want to have one more night of feasting before embarking on another set of doomed New Year’s resolutions? Well, we’ve found the best places to have dinner this New Year’s Eve in ...... Read More>>

Gobble ‘till You Waddle: The Best Thanksgiving Dinners in Shanghai HOT

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Perfect for all homesick Americans, the culturally curious and the gluttons out there: restaurants all over Shanghai are putting together special set menus for Thanksgiving on November 27. We have made a roundup of all the best places to get stuffed in ...... Read More>>

Thanksgivings in Shanghai 2013: Home Away From Home HOT

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One of the great things about being an expat is that you get to celebrate holidays from different countries, and next week is Thanksgiving. Here is a list of six places in Shanghai that will take all the ‘mafan’ out of Thanksgiving and let you focus on the...... Read More>>

Like a Hell-Broth Boil and Bubble: 2013 Shanghai Halloween Roundup HOT

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All Hallows Eve is nearly upon us, and the witches of the earth are ready to set free all manner of ghouls and ghastlies. It’ll be a dangerous time to be on the streets of Shanghai, best choose a party to find sanctuary in. But how to decide? ... Read More>>

Cool Down at These Thrilling Water Parks in Shanghai HOT

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With the recent sizzling heat wave over Shanghai, you may be forgiven for mistaking the city for a giant sauna. Why not head to one of Shanghai’s water parks and cool down through the power of water? ... Read More>>

5 Ways to Beat the Heat in Shanghai HOT

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Just like we knew it would, spring has quickly devolved into summer-like weather. So now instead of contemplating which al fresco dining place we’ll frequent for lunch, we have to worry about heat stroke. Luckily there are quite a few options for those ...... Read More>>

Best Rooftop Patios in Shanghai – Bund Edition HOT

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There is no shortage of rooftop patios in Shanghai, so we’ve decided to uncover the best spots one area at a time. Under the microscope in this edition: The Bund – Shanghai’s ever famous waterfront area and magnet of fine wining and dining. ... Read More>>

2013 Easter in Shanghai: Brunches and Family-Friendly Activities HOT

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Easter is just around the corner, and restaurants around Shanghai are working on extra special menus for the family friendly holiday that falls on Sunday, March 31 this year. But there are also plenty of family-friendly activities happening too. ... Read More>>

5 Reasons to Stay in Shanghai for Chinese New Year HOT

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While your friends may be regaling you with tales of upcoming travel adventures, there are some definite pluses to staying in Shanghai during Chinese New Year. Not convinced? Read on for just a few reasons to stay put. ... Read More>>

The Best Winter Cocktails in Shanghai HOT

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With the frigid winter upon us and here to stay for a while, a lot of energy is spent just keeping warm. Luckily, Shanghai is famous for its inventive cocktails, and wintertime proves no exception. Read on for some warm alternatives to your usual imbibing ...... Read More>>

Where to Find Holiday Decorations & Christmas Trees in Shanghai HOT

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Christmas is right around the corner and there's no better time to get a jump on your holiday decorating. While Christmas trees, festive ornaments, and other holiday decorations aren't as easy to find in China as they are in many other countries, it is ...... Read More>>

Winter Wonderland: Activities To Get You Out of the House This Winter in Shanghai HOT

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Thanksgiving has come and gone, so you know exactly what that means: it's time to look ahead towards winter and the holiday season. There's a chill in the air and a nip at our faces, and wishful thoughts of outdoor strolling down Nanjing Lu and impromptu ...... Read More>>

2012 Shanghai Christmas Gift Guide for Him and Her HOT

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Christmas is just around the corner, and with all the carols and tacky sweaters comes the best (or worst, depending on your take) part of all—gift giving! While Shanghai is a shopping mecca, most lists suggesting gifts tend to fall in the "I couldn't ...... Read More>>

Shanghai Thanksgiving Round Up 2012: Dining Out & DIY Options HOT

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Thanksgiving is almost upon us and, although it's technically an American holiday, this year it seems like everyone's getting in on the fun. And why not? The holiday, which falls on November 22 this year, presents the perfect chance to spend time with ...... Read More>>

Halloween 2012 in Shanghai: Your Guide to Wicked Parties & Costumes HOT

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It's that time of year again, when scary, skimpy, and/or socially relevant costumes combine with the power of booze to create that wunderkind of holidays… Halloween! Because 2012's calendar hates us, Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year. But don't ...... Read More>>

School’s Out: How to Keep the Kids Busy this Summer HOT

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We all know that Shanghai's summer can be a sweat-soaked, sticky season, when all you want to do is grab an icy, hulking chunk of watermelon or an ice cold drink and flake out in the draft of the nearest fan – but our kids don't let this stop them! As your ...... Read More>>

Shanghai’s 5 Best Cafes with Outdoor Seating HOT

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The weather has hit that perfect high note here in Shanghai – mostly sunny with just a slight hint of the mugginess that will soon assault us all. And what better way to take advantage of this short weather window than by leisurely whiling away the ...... Read More>>

2012 Summer Fashion Guide: Where to Get the Look in Shanghai HOT

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You may be mentally prepared for the summer, but is your wardrobe? As we step into the sizzling, summer months, we've prepared a guide on how to beat the heat, the stylish way. From chunky bangles to bold neon getups, here are this summer's top five hottest ...... Read More>>

Shanghai Watchdog: Extreme Sports, Portuguese Dance and More HOT

Lost in your daily routine, it can be easy to miss out on new developments going on around you, especially in a city like Shanghai. Between Cinco de Mayo, music festivals and dance performances, there's a good selection of events happening over the coming ...... Read More>>

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