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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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Juicing Your Way To A Healthier New Year HOT

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Find out where to get juiced up in Shanghai. ... Read More>>

Fresh and Safe Food in China: How to Properly Clean Out Your Fridge HOT


We know you care about the quality and safety of the food you prepare and eat while in China. But the way you store it in your refrigerator could be undoing all of that good! ... Read More>>

Open Wide! Good Dentists in Shanghai HOT

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Accidents happen, so in case you find yourself in my position after a heavy chomp on a chopstick, or if you’re just looking for a good teeth cleaning or another procedure, I’ll save you the trouble and list the best dental offices in the Pearl of the Orient ...... Read More>>

Don’t Suffer in Silence: Therapy in Shanghai HOT

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Therapy in China has come on in leaps and bounds over the past decade or so. Whether you need to quit a nasty habit, or just need to work out some issues, there’s a range of options to suit your needs in Shanghai. ... Read More>>

Exploring Shanghai on Two Wheels: 4 Great Cycle Routes to Try HOT


If you enjoy cycling, exploring by bike is one of the best ways – it is cheap, healthy, and fun. These are four suggested cycling routes in Shanghai complete with directions and information on things you can’t miss on the way! ... Read More>>

Flushing Your System: Juicing in Shanghai HOT

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Living in Shanghai, your body sometimes will need a restart. Here are four juicing companies that promise to help you get rid of all those toxins. ... Read More>>

Feeling the Need for Speed? Extreme Sports in Shanghai HOT

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If you’re a daredevil that loves to feel your heart thumping, Shanghai has many activities to offer be them in the air, on water, by motor or in the woods. ... Read More>>

Don’t Strain Your Wallet: Finding the Right Gym in Shanghai HOT

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Summer is here! That means it’s time to start working out to get that swimsuit body. Finding the perfect gym that’s in the right location, a reasonable price and not too crowded can be time consuming. Here’s an extensive list of popular fitness centers ...... Read More>>

Relax in the City: Where to get a Massage in Shanghai HOT

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Need to de-stress from life in the city? Shanghai has hundreds of choices where you can get a massage. We’ve found you a handful of expensive places that are luxurious and peaceful and some inexpensive alternatives that offer a clean environment and good ...... Read More>>

10 Great Healthy Restaurants in Shanghai HOT

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If you’re one of the many who decided that this year you need to start eating healthier, then check out this article. We’ve compiled a list of 10 of the healthiest, vegetarian, vegan and organic restaurants in Shanghai. ... Read More>>

Putting Health First: Shanghai’s Best Hospitals for Expats HOT

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“If I were to suddenly become sick, where should I go?” – one of the most important questions an expat in Shanghai will want to know the answer to. Fortunately, Shanghai is home to a number of high quality international hospitals and medical centers ...... Read More>>

Organic Farms around Shanghai that Deliver Vegetables to your Doorstep HOT

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Food safety is a topic that never gets exhausted in China. And yes there are enough shocking stories about fake or contaminated food in China to keep us ranting for days or even weeks. However, merely complaining is not going to make a significant impact on ...... Read More>>

Scoot Over: Where to get a Fixed Gear Bike in Shanghai HOT

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In case you haven't been outside recently, let me present a newsflash: fixed gear bikes are in. What started as a niche group of serious bikers has effectively grown to the point of being trendy, and Shanghai has jumped on board with both feet in. Luckily, ...... Read More>>

Shape Up or Ship Out: Shanghai’s Best Exercise Classes HOT

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It can be hard – really hard – to stay in shape in Shanghai. All the delicious Chinese and international food just a phone call away (thanks, Sherpa's) combined with suspiciously increased alcohol consumption and limited outdoor activities due to air ...... Read More>>

Eco-Warrior: The Ultimate Guide to Green Living in Shanghai HOT


For those who seek it out, Shanghai has a growing scene of restaurants, organisations, shops and recreational clubs that are dedicated to providing environmentally-responsible options for consumers. If you are an eco-conscious person who carries a personal ...... 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>>

Shanghai's Hottest Healthy Western-style Restaurants HOT

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Living in Shanghai, there's no shortage of Western-style comfort food. You can easily find tasty hamburgers, pizzas, hot dogs, French fries and fried chicken in all price ranges throughout the city. More often than not, they are able to meet or even exceed ...... 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>>

Traditional Adrenaline Medicine - Extreme Sports in Shanghai HOT

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There is obviously no lack of activities to do in Shanghai. From museums to clubs to art shows to bars, Shanghai is a smorgasbord of sensations for all those lucky enough to work or visit here. But what if you are looking for something a bit more… extreme? ...... Read More>>

Roads to Recovery: Mental Health Services in Shanghai HOT

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Sometimes life in Shanghai can be a little rough. Whether you have just moved here and are experiencing some serious pains of adjustment, or you are an old-time expat who needs some new perspective on life, or you are just feeling plain ol' blue, there are ...... Read More>>

Want a Free Workout? Check out These Jogging Routes in Shanghai HOT

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Having been a regular jogger for five years back home, when I was relocating from the spacious suburbs of Toronto to the densely populated city of Shanghai in 2009, one of my biggest worries was that my exercise routine would be interrupted. ... 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>>

Snug Clothes and Hot Drinks: Braving a Shanghai Winter HOT

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Shanghai winters can be tricky. While it certainly gets cold here, temperatures don’t dip quite as low as in other parts of the country – as every person who has ever lived in or visited Beijing will tell you. However, the difference is that below the ...... 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>>

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