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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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Do the Shan, Shan: Top Three Weekend Breaks Around Shanghai HOT

You don’t need to go far to get away from the obnoxious crowds and noxious clouds of Shanghai. Here we’ve rounded up three of the best places to escape, none of them more than a few hours from the city. Three famous mountain retreats – Moganshan, ...... Read More>>

One City, Nine Towns: Shanghai’s Suburban Wonderland HOT


It was a sunny afternoon. Walking up towards the high street, we passed a red telephone box, and a series of red brick town houses. Turning onto the main square, just off Oxford Street, we caught sight of the church spire rising from behind a row of austere ...... Read More>>

Temple City Part II: Judaism in Shanghai HOT


Read Temple City Part I Exploring Shanghai’s Buddhist Shrines here. ... Read More>>

Sky-High Shanghai: Exploring the City’s Tallest Buildings HOT


Shanghai is known globally as a super-modern metropolis and one of the most obvious symbols of this modernity is embodied in its towering skyscrapers that dominate the city’s skyline. We take a look at the buildings that have not only become iconic ...... Read More>>

Shanghai Street Guide: Exploring Kangding Lu HOT

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Kangding Lu runs from Wanhangdu Lu in the west, cutting a swathe across the north of Jing’an District until it reaches Suzhou Creek and turns into Nan Suzhou Lu. While taken up with residential and office buildings for much of its length, Kangding Lu is ...... Read More>>

Bohemian Chic: Discovering the Gems of Taikang Lu HOT

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Taikang Lu itself can seem quite unassuming until one happens to stroll down its seemingly random side lanes. Then it opens up into maze of boho chic cafes, eclectic knickknack shops, and trendy artists studios. ... 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>>

How to Make the Most of Your Shanghai Commute HOT

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Waiting in traffic is a part of life, especially when living in a big city like Shanghai. We've all experienced the boredom of sitting on the metro, waiting for a train or riding alone in a taxi. And with the increasingly long commutes that workers ...... Read More>>

How To: Be Outgoing AND Enjoy a Cheap Shanghai Weekend HOT

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Let’s face it – Shanghai weekends can be expensive. The booze, the brunches, the drunken splurges… Sure you can keep it cheap if you only frequent the street food vendors and stay inside to watch pirated DVD’s (and trust me, I’ve done that plenty a ...... Read More>>

Get Fit: Summer Sports in Shanghai HOT

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There's something about that blazing summer sun outside that makes people want to run around and get sweaty. And with Shanghai's plethora of summer sport opportunities, you'll have no trouble feeling the burn. Stick to tried and true favorites like ...... Read More>>

Discovering Shanghai: Highlights of Xinle Lu HOT

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The former French Concession is full of pretty, tree-lined streets lined with boutiques, bars, and cafes, but Xinle Lu has to be one of the most picturesque. Running east from the crossroads of Fumin Lu and Dongu Lu down to Shaanxi Lu, Xinle was known as ...... Read More>>

Shanghai Forest Parks HOT

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Shanghai is not only great for shopping and living the high life, but it is also home to three great forest parks. Exchange the heels and suits for outdoor gear and barbeque equipment in the Shanghai forest parks listed below. ... Read More>>

Quiet Charm: A Guide to Jinxian Lu HOT

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Tucked away between the better known streets of Shaanxi Lu and Maoming Lu lies a quirky little avenue full of art, fashion, and great food. Jinxian Lu provides the perfect place to stroll while shopping for those hard-to-find outfits and accessories. Stop ...... Read More>>

A Guide to the Best Shops, Bars and Restaurants on Shanghai's Fumin Lu HOT

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There are those times when you really want to impress someone – whether you have family or friends visiting from out of town, you’re on a first date, or you just want to remind yourself that, by God, you’re living in Shanghai! Well, Fumin Lu (富民路) is ...... Read More>>

Go Green: Shanghai Botanical Gardens HOT

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By now, your hibernation instincts have probably kicked in and all you want to do is stay huddled up in your apartment, nice and (fairly) warm. For the sake of your health and sanity (and most likely the sanity of your roommates, coworkers, and friends…) ...... Read More>>

Still Standing: 10 Historical Buildings in Shanghai You Have to See HOT

Historical isn’t a word you’d usually associate with Shanghai’s architecture. It’s a thoroughly modern city on the surface – multi-storied apartment blocks, sky-high office towers, glass-fronted malls. But look a bit closer and you’ll find a whole ...... Read More>>

Gimme Five: Shanghai Hotels for Every Budget HOT

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With all the variety here in Shanghai, finding a hotel can be a little overwhelming. Online searches often turn up places that are either way out of your price range, or tiny holes-in-the-wall that barely qualify. To save you time and hassle, here’s a list ...... Read More>>

The Best of the Bund HOT

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Whether you are living in or simply visiting Shanghai, it is quite difficult not to experience the Bund. Want to eat at the most famous restaurants? Visit the Bund. Want to have a cocktail at the trendiest bars? Go to the Bund. Want to experience the most ...... Read More>>

Stone-Walling: A Guide to the Best Bars and Restaurants in Xintiandi HOT


Xintiandi is one of Shanghai’s must-see sites. The renovated shikumen (stone-door) lanes offer a glimpse of Shanghai gone-by, and are teeming with boutique stores, upmarket restaurants and cool little cafés. Find out which are worth your time, with our ...... Read More>>

A Real Concession: Nanchang Lu HOT

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Nanchang Lu sits quietly behind the busy and at times overbearing Huaihai Lu. This unassuming, inner-city street offers an enchanting glimpse into the real life of Shanghai’s French Concession. ... Read More>>

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