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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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Finding the Right Fit: International Schools in Shanghai HOT

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Looking for an international school but not sure which one is right for your child? In this article, we’ve broken down just a few of the top international schools in Shanghai and mentioned why each is worth attending. ... Read More>>

Shanghai Forest Parks: The Perfect Escapes from the City HOT

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Shanghai may be known as a pulsating city with a thriving nightlife, dining and shopping scene, but what many may not know is that the city is also home to numerous forest parks. If it’s respite from the urban jungle that you need, consider heading to one ...... 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>>

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>>

Empty Mind, Full Stomach: Family-Friendly Restaurants in Shanghai HOT

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Shanghai expats aren't too keen on eating at home, and if they do, it's likely to be a Sherpa's delivery. While there certainly are foodies and home-cooks out there, most expats opt for the great variety of international cuisines the city has to offer, from ...... Read More>>

Going Local: Affordable Foreign-Friendly Schools in Shanghai HOT

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Many of the international schools in Shanghai are well-known by the expat community. Dulwich College, the British International School Shanghai, the American International School, Concordia and many more have earned a solid reputation as a reliable source ...... Read More>>

Some Purrs with Your Drink? Animal-Friendly Cafes in Shanghai HOT

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Advice on where to enjoy a cat or a dog in a restaurant in China might easily be misconstrued as a distasteful joke – but rather than as part of the actual meal, there are several cafes and restaurants that allow customers to enjoy the living company of ...... Read More>>

Breaking a Sweat: 4 Activity-Based Day Trips from Shanghai HOT

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Have a lazy weekend coming up but don't want to bother planning a weekend trip? Has the warm weather inspired you to get outside and get active but you don't know where to start? Rest assured that there are some great – and rather unusual – all day ...... Read More>>

First Steps: Kids’ Groups and Parent Help in Shanghai HOT


As well as a wealth of international kindergartens in Shanghai, our kids will never run out of things to do after school here. There is a variety of playgroups, singing, music and dance classes, as well as a host of other extra-curricular activities for ...... Read More>>

Get Your Skates On: Best Ice Skating Rinks in Shanghai HOT

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What better way to spend these last cold, dreary days of winter than practicing your pirouettes at one of Shanghai's many ice skating rinks? Of course, for most of us who engage in such activities, there is less pirouetting, and more slipping and sliding. ...... Read More>>

5 Foreigner-friendly Traditional Chinese Medicine Centres in Shanghai HOT

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With a history stretching back 3,000 years and countless billion devotees through the generations, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is not something to be scoffed at. Concentrating on balancing the body’s vital forces –cold, dark yin and warm, bright ...... Read More>>

Find a New “Best Friend”: Adopting a Pet in Shanghai HOT

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Adopting a pet in Shanghai is a big decision. Aside from all the rules and regulations you have to adhere to in order to appease government regulations, taking on the responsibility of full time pet-ownership requires commitment, time and most importantly, ...... Read More>>

Getting Spiritual in Shanghai: Religious Institutions, Lectures & Groups HOT

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Shanghai can be a lonely place, despite its population of twenty plus million. And while bar hopping and trying all the hottest restaurants can be fun, sometimes you just need a little… more. Whether you’re strictly religious and want to attend worship ...... Read More>>

Top 5 iPhone Apps for Shanghai HOT


With the release of the iPhone 5 this winter, prepare yourself for another new wave of iPhone frenzy and brand new apps. For those of you who already have one, or are looking to buy, there are a few features you can buy or download for free that will make ...... Read More>>

What Shanghai’s Rising Taxi Fares Means to You HOT


You may have noticed if you've jumped in a cab recently that the base meter prices have become a bit... steep. That's because the Shanghai Development and Reform Commission recently implemented a two Renminbi fare increase, which means daytime trips will ...... Read More>>

Been There, Crashed That: Scooter, eBike & Bicycle Survival in Shanghai HOT

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Scooters, eBikes and bicycles are without question the best way to navigate the streets of Shanghai. Metro riders and taxi passengers miss out on a world of sights, sounds and unfortunate smells that the humble two-wheeler offers up in abundance. ... Read More>>

5 Tips for Surviving Shanghai’s Scorching Heat HOT

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Shanghai summers are infamous. Ranking right up there in expats' list of “Favorite Things to Kvetch About” (along with polluted air and the lack of rainy day taxis), hot weather seems to take us by surprise every year. The humidity that makes ...... Read More>>

DIY in Shanghai: Ideas for Unleashing Your Creativity HOT

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Shanghai is a do-it-yourself kind of city. Whether you come here to start your own business or just start a new life, Shanghai provides plenty of opportunities to do it your way. This ambitious attitude even extends to playtime, where lovers of everything ...... Read More>>

Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Shanghai HOT

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Shanghai is a massive city, but it really doesn’t take very long to see all the main attractions. Once you’ve done the Bund, the museums, the French Concession stroll, People’s Square, and Yu Yuan, there isn’t an awful lot else. But we’ve dug up some ...... Read More>>

Sober Fun: Non-Bar Related Nightlife Ideas in Shanghai HOT

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Shanghai is a city that never sleeps – a metropolis that pulsates with even more excitement as the night progresses. While Shanghai's bar and club scene is certainly one of the most bustling ones in China, not all after-dark fun has to necessarily involve ...... Read More>>

Shanghai: New Openings around Town this Summer HOT

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This summer, Shanghai has seen an array of openings across the city, from a novelty photography studio to a modern revamp of a 1920s bar. Here is our rundown of what’s new around town in Shanghai. ... Read More>>

Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Shanghai HOT

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With this freakish weather (Having to wear a coat in April? Seriously?), you never know when a rainy day is going to come and obliterate a perfectly pleasant sunny afternoon. The more prepared you are to stave off a boring rainy day, the better. So here are ...... Read More>>

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