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Better City, Better Life! Shanghai After the Expo

Better City, Better Life! Shanghai After the Expo April 25, 2011 | What's New | Read More
The city of Shanghai spent over $45 billion in beautification, construction, and city enhancement projects in the build up to the 2010 World Expo. One of the largest civic projects of all time took place in China’s most populous city over the course of over a year of intense labor and concentration....

Pudong: The Rising Star of Modern China

Pudong: The Rising Star of Modern China April 7, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Pudong/Lujiazui is an amazing, quickly-growing, business and finance center in Shanghai. It occupies the land on the East side of the Huangpu River, a river which now cuts Shanghai effectively in half. The Eastern side represents all that is modern, and is home to high rises, sky scrapers, large modern...

HangZhou or SuZhou for a Shanghai Day Trip

HangZhou or SuZhou for a Shanghai Day Trip March 14, 2011 | What's New | Read More
If you find yourself in Shanghai and feel you want to see more, why not venture out to one of the two nearby towns? The perfect day trip, you could overnight in these amazing towns or else be back by dinner. Hangzhou is home to the famous West Lake, where in the early hours of the morning the elderly...

Traveler’s Chinese

Traveler’s Chinese March 7, 2011 | What's New | Read More
So, you’ve decided to go to China? Great! Now let’s learn a bit of survival traveler’s Chinese. It isn’t easy to pronounce things in Chinese, and since it is a character based language it is often hard to explain how to pronounce things. If you want to learn how to same more than...

The Famous Shanghai Bund

The Famous Shanghai Bund January 24, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Shanghai’s most iconic and visited tourist location was named by Victor Sassoon, a Baghdadi-Nepali Jew. The word Bund comes from the Urdu meaning embankment or dam, and although there are many ‘Bunds’ around the world it is largely understood that The Bund refers to the boardwalk embankment...

Shanghai Just Made More Fire Ready

Shanghai Just Made More Fire Ready January 21, 2011 | What's New | Read More
In November of 2010 a massive fire broke out in a retired teacher’s compound in Shanghai, engulfing the building and claiming 58 lives. The fire was so swift and the building’s internal fire response so weak that the fire raged out of control for hours as helpless onlookers stood by. Now,...

Shanghai Traffic Blues- And now, Higher Prices?

Shanghai Traffic Blues- And now, Higher Prices? January 17, 2011 | What's New | Read More
According to the Shanghai Daily, cab prices in Shanghai might be going up this year. But, don’t worry!– the prices will only increase during rush hour, when people need them the most! This is just one proposed solution to Shanghai’s growing traffic problem. Although the subway system...

Yu Gardens: A Field Guide

Yu Gardens: A Field Guide January 12, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Yu Gardens, or as it is locally known, Yu Yuan, is a beautiful place with a strong history and a self-contained community of cafes, restaurants, bars, shops and even food stalls. In the vicinity of Yu Gardens you’ll find a temple, a politically important tea house, housing for low income residents...

Shanghai Winter

Shanghai Winter January 2, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Visiting Shanghai in winter isn’t the drag you might imagine. Its actually a beautiful and charming time to visit the Pearl of the Orient. The streets aren’t swarmed with people, tourists and locals milling about visiting the highlights, shopping and dining at Shanghais’ finest restaurants....

Happy New Year, Shanghai!

Happy New Year, Shanghai! December 30, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Happy New Year! Tis’ the season for great tidings and words of good cheer, so I’m here to wish you the very best new year. If you are in the city, check out the Best New Years Parties in Shanghai to find a beautiful crowd of lovely and excited people eager to bring in the new year in China’s...
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