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  1. Artdecotek has 2 core business. A.D.T. shop created in 2006, has the front design idea and has created an extraordinary space. It includes different kinds of products: Stylish Indoor furniture, Elegant Outdoor teak furniture, synthetic rattan furniture, and a huge selection of home accessories from all over the world: lamps and lanterns accessories, candles, glass chandeliers, cushions, tableware and Funky Vinyl wall stickers from France. A.D.T PRO is a design company integrating, decoration products & design development. Our service is to source products for projects and supply interior designers & decoration designers, from public buildings to private clients, according to their customers requirements (floor plan, construction schedule, budget and decoration proposal).With the priority of quality, design and unique furniture. The owner: Sandra Marechal ‐ Dupont Frenchwoman, born in Paris, master degree in Fashion & Creation A personal refuge is exactly what Fashion & interior Designer, Sandra wish for her company. Company History Artdecotek created in 2002 in France Open its first retail store in Shanghai in June 2007 Open retail franchisee Suzhou in 2008 Open representative office in 2009 (U.A.E.)Dubai Artdecotek set up a new branch called A.D.T. PRO in 2010 Portfolio CASA 13 restaurant – indoor furniture & accessories Stiller Cooking School & Restaurants – terrace & dining room Elegant Character – 2 Show Apartments in Suzhou -interior design proposal and furniture & accessories Crystal Plaza Shanghai – outdoor garden furniture Apothecary Lounge – Shanghai (Sinan Apartment) -outdoor & indoor Enoteca-BEIJING-supply outdoor furniture Ginger Café-SHANGHAI – patio synthetic rattan furniture Boutique Hotel Cote Cour S.L. – BEIJING – outdoor synthetic rattan furniture Rothschild Bank SHANGHAI Representative Office - modern office furniture La Grange-SHANGHAI-patio furniture Le Saleya Bistro -SHANGHAI-outdoor furniture Contact A.D.T. SHOP 1H-2, 3213 Hongmei lu 201103 Shanghai (on Chengjiaqiao zhi lu) 上海市闵行区虹梅路3213号1H-2 (程家桥支路上) T/F: +86 21 3409 5371 A.D.T. PRO & SHOWROOM F07, No 201 Chengjiaqiao zhi lu Zhidi Building, 201103 Shanghai 上海市闵行区程家桥支路201号 智地大厦F07室
T/F: +86 21 6268 5137
  2. Gladstone Morgan is a British owned and managed financial planning consultancy. As Independent financial advisers, we specialise in providing independent advice to expatriates and foreign professionals with regard to international banking, insurance, savings and investments for financial planning security. We help clients with retirement planning (e.g. early retirement), college fees planning and making the most of balanced savings and investments for the short, medium and long term needs. Our advisers are qualified under the UK financial services authority (FSA) and our China office representatives have been been operating here since 2001. History of Gladstone Morgan Our origins date back to 1987 in the UK and our international services started in Hong Kong in 1992. Today, we provide services to a truly international client base situated in many countries around the world. As a small international consultancy, we remain focused on the quality and niche skills of our experienced advisers and support staff. As a result, our teams are committed to building worthwhile relationships and providing excellent client service. This means that our clients will continue to work with the same team for as long as they require, wherever they are in the world. Our 6 strategically located bases in the UK, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai and Shanghai allow us to cover the globe. Assets are usually held in either Hong Kong, or British Isles of Guernsey or Isle of Man (for legitimate tax advantages). This means that wherever clients are based they do not have to continually move their assets from one geographical location to the next. This therefore stabilises their advice and their asset management, saving them both time and money. Our clients find this convenient, secure and very cost efficient. Testimonials “I have frequently been contacted by financial advisers in Shanghai who interrupt my work and try to sell their products at the worst possible times. However, I have found Chris Golding to be very professional and I was happy that I took the time to visit him. Instead of trying the ‘hard sell’ approach, he took time to see which products would be suitable and did not push to move more quickly than I wanted. I am very satisfied with the professionalism”. “I liked the approach I had from Chris (Golding) and was happy to meet with him to discuss some ideas. After our first meeting, I felt very assured and comfortable that he could help me with my objectives. I have since introduced other expatriate workers and am very satisfied”. “I have worked with Chris Golding since 2002. Chris is responsive to my needs and has introduced an investment programme that matches my requirements. As well as very professional Chris has explained each step clearly and is always available for any questions offering excellent customer service”. “I started working with Chris Golding in 2001. From the first contact he has taken a professional approach. It was quite refreshing to have his “no pressure” approach to getting started. I was pleased with the open discussions we had about the options made sense for my situation. He continues to provide timely updates and ideas as our relationship progresses.” “I find advice from banks and other familiar sources very impersonal and seem to be treated only as a number. Chris (Golding) on the other hand provides a very personalised service and takes time to consult, analyse and provide options at a pace my wife and I were very comfortable with. The world of financial services is very competitive but I we found Chris to be very professional and he never applied any pressure while he helped us to make our decisions. We find this approach very valuable”.
  3. LehmanBrown is a licensed China-focused accounting, taxation, auditing and business advisory firm, operating dedicated offices in Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Macau, and with an extensive affiliate network throughout China and in over 100 countries worldwide. Currently we have about 200 staff throughout China. LehmanBrown combines years of international expertise with practical China experience and knowledge, offering expert advice and support to both local and international clients. We are committed to providing individually tailored financial and business solutions for each of our clients, recognizing that each client is different. Through offering “whole of life” services, LehmanBrown offers clients assistance throughout every step of their business life cycle, from pre-conception to afterlife. LehmanBrown is registered with the PCAOB in the US and is able to conduct SEC work, as well as being accredited by accounting bodies in the UK and Australia. History of LehmanBrown Lehmanbrown was founded in 2001 by 4 partners, Lehmanbrown Group consists of: LehmanBrown Limited, Hong Kong; LehmanBrown Lu Hua CPA firm, Beijing and LehmanBrown Financial & Management Consulting Limited, Beijing, with banshichu in Shanghai and Shenzhen and office in Tianjin. Our total staff is about 150 people throughout Greater China. Lehmanbrown has grow long term relationships with our clients. We partner with our clients and continue to develop our relationship with them. We offer more personalized and highly tailored financial solutions to our clients, advising in areas they know they need help and seeking areas where we can help, and continue to win new clients and to seek out new areas of business potential. Accreditations LehmanBrown holds accreditations with various accounting and governing bodies, each of which reflects our dedication to the quality of our service and professionals. LehmanBrown CPA is registered with the US-based Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. LehmanBrown is one of only fifteen CPA firms in China qualified to provide the services to all US Listed companys in China LehmanBrown was the first China-wide accredited ACCA Platinum Employer and is accredited as an ACCA Approved Employer for Professional Development Stream. Lehmanbrown is ICAEW Authorized Training Organization Lehmanbrown is CPA Australia Employer’s Club Member Lehmanbrown is also Approved training quality partner for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Industry insight Flush with cash from successful domestic operations, China’s firms-both big and small-are now looking to invest abroad in order to build on their own business. The political tensions that increasingly arise in response to the presence of Chinese money and influence overseas have not dampened China’s ambition, Overseas investment will keep on growing. State-owned enterprises may still be leading the way with their high-profile buy-outs, but it seems more small private firms are preparing to get in on the international action. Chinese firms mainly target the developing countries, because they are familiar with emerging markets, but there is still an interest in developed economies. With five initial target sectors—IT, energy, real estate, ligistics and sports. The Austrian Business Agency(ABA) set up its third overseas representative office in Shanghai to get in contact with promising Chinese companies that are interested in setting foot in Europe. Energy aside, a prime target for Chinese outbound investment in the coming years is likely to be brands, but through many instances, we can see there still stands an argument. Commitments We are committed to providing individually tailored financial and business solutions for each of our clients, recognizing that each client is different. Through offering “whole of life” services, LehmanBrown offers clients assistance throughout every step of their business life cycle, from pre-conception to afterlife. LehmanBrown is registered with the PCAOB in the US and is able to conduct SEC work, as well as being accredited by accounting bodies in the UK and Australia. Did you know? Being able to strike a healthy work-life balance is vital both to you and to our business. Employees who are able to blend a professional career with personal time will feel rewarded and be more motivated to achieve. To demonstrate this philosophy, employees at LehmanBrown work on average an eight-hour day. After which, employees are encouraged to productively use their time for personal growth. To develop this philosophy within the company, team activities are frequently organised. In 2009 and 2010 LehmanBrown employees have climbed the Great Wall of China, celebrated Christmas with sherry and mince pies and welcomed in the Year of the Tiger with KTV and a team dinner.
  4. The Shanghai Wild Animal Park

    Out beyond Pudong in Nanhui County, some 35 kilometers from Shanghai’s city center, is a flat expanse of retired farmland offering little green, little shade, and lots of mud in the rainy season. This is the unlikely site of the Shanghai Wild Animal Park (Yesheng dongwuyuan), ppened in 1995 as a joint venture between the Chinese Ministry of Forestry and the Shanghai Municipal Government and now home to more than 10,000 animals of over 200 species. Most visitors make directly for the drive-through safari area to the left of the entrance. Tour groups can go in their own vehicles, but there are also park buses at no extra charge. These drive through at the (relatively swift) prescribed speed of 8-12 kph and hardly stop. So it is a challenge for visitors to try to see everything, let alone take pictures. The buses do slow down, however, when passing through the heavy metal gates separating four areas: tigers, bears and monkeys, cheetahs and lions. There’s quite a large number of animals of each species in these smallish areas, which are quite bare with a few young trees, a few bushes, dry grass, some water and the occasional wooden shelter. The safari takes about 15 minutes. In November 1999 the Shanghai Wild Animal Park came to fame through a tragic accident: A man was attacked and mauled by several young tigers. It took park employees half an hour to rescue him and he then died on his way to the hospital. He was a bus driver who’d left his vehicle — full of schoolchildren on an outing — to check on a defective bus which was blocking his way. After the accident, park authorities decided to equip all vehicles entering the tiger area with modern communications devices and give them regular mechanical check-ups, and more warning signs were set up. In contrast to other Wild Animal Parks in China the Shanghai Park does no longer sell live animals to visitors to feed the tigers or allow tourists to pose for pictures with beasts of prey. Two thirds of the entire Park area are home to a wide variety of other animals: Monkeys, rhinos, giraffes, birds, deer, pandas and many others. The elephants and giraffes live in small, bare, muddy pens. Young children will enjoy feeding the monkeys, rabbits and pigs. Visitors can walk or take a pony cart for a tour. There is an extra charge for the cart and the drivers might be reluctant to stop more than twice and will urge customers to speed up and get back on when they do. One of the main attractions of Shanghai’s Wild Animal Park is the Animal Circus. There are several hour-long performances per day. They feature young men and women in colorful costumes dancing to loud music on a stage before a backdrop of artificial rocks and a huge tiger head. The dancers also sing carrying white fluffy dogs, parade animals around the arena (holding tiger and lion cubs in their arms and pushing cheetahs on trolleys). There’s also an elephant show and other performances of bears or monkeys riding bicycles. After the circus visitors who hurry up can also catch the sea lion performance near the entrance — the standard fare of retrieving objects, catching balls and so on. In the park there are also a couple of restaurants, a Ferris wheel, go carts and bumper cars.
  5. This is a gourmet’s paradise, so let the taste buds experience the hot and sour Malaysian flavor. Whether is unique Rendang Chicken, or the Curry Laksa Noodles with light sweet taste, they are all reflection of traditional Malaysian Nyonya delicacies. Today, you can find a restaurant with authentic taste in Shanghai. Miss Joanne the owner of the restaurant “ a typical Nyonya” from Malaysia will guide us into the wonderful world of Nyonya cuisine. The Nyonya culture is greatly influenced by Malaysian culture, as well as Chinese believes ways of thinking and traditions. This was the result of inter-marriages between Chinese immigrants and local Malays. Here , the ladies are called “Nyonyas” and the men are called “Babas” . Nasi lemak is the dish that strongly recommended. Seemingly bland rice exudes the aroma of lemongrass and coconut. You would even taste find shredded coconut mixed within. Combined with roasted peanuts and hot “shrimp paste chili sauce”, the taste is memorable. Rendang Beef is among the most popular dishes in Nyonya cuisine . The taste is relatively strong for locals, but is very authentic. Ordinary beef well supplemented by onions, coconut milk, , ginger, shrimp paste chili, lemongrass and many other spices stewed for two and half hours is fabulous in smell and taste. Curry plays an essential role in Nyonya cuisine. Curry Chicken is super delicious. Curry made with dozens carefully selected spices mixes well with chicken to open up your appetite. “Malaysia Scenery” may sounds very exotic, but is actually water spinach with special shrimp paste chili sauce. Nyonya cuisine emphasize on usage of spices. Different from Chinese cooking, they would put at least green onions and garlic in their dishes. In addition, Malays Kampong Fried Rice with Young Anchovies and unique tasting also gives us great impression. Enjoy some barley water after the meal, or some Nyonya’s Unique Dessert, life is so wonderful at sudden.
  6. I have to admit to a certain thrill of triumph when I found out that the Wonderbra went crawling home last year after two years of trying to hock their push-up bra to the women of China. But one look into the average department store reveals that what lurks in (or on) the breasts of women is not modesty but rather frugality. For those not willing to fork over 300-600 RMB for a Wonderbra, the sales racks are filled with less expensive alternatives that look, at best, like light armor and at worst, like they could have a great social life even without me in them. I wanted to get to the bottom of the mystery of why it is so difficult to find a bra that isn’t going to push up, enhance or maximize what one might just want left alone, dogged though I was with the nagging suspicion that the answers were all too obvious. Saleswomen for the bras have reached a curious peace about the tautologies inherent in these bras. One manning a Triumph counter said that the bras are padded because Chinese women aren’t fengman (full) enough to fill out a bra and that they have underwire because women like a little bit of support for that new breastage bestowed by the padding. If women show reluctance, it is about spending money on something that doesn’t improve appearances, claims a foreign bra manufacturer that wishes to go unnamed (hereinafter Bra Co.). “All women are alike. They like to dress up and get made up. They like to buy things,” said a company executive. “But if you give them 1,000 RMB, women from Japan, the States, China will all buy different things.” Here I waited for the market analysts to blast open the mysteries of femininity. “In urban Japan, 10-20% of the money will be spent on underwear,” said Bra Co. “Chinese women are unlikely to spend much on underwear, because you can’t see it. They are more like to buy more clothes and makeup, outer things.” Women in warmer South China tend to pay more attention to their undergarments than in Beijing, he says, but Beijing and Shanghai are bigger markets because of higher incomes. Not surprisingly, then, the bra that sells best is the bra that has an effect on one’s outer appearance ? the “Maximizer” for Triumph and a push-up bra for Bra Co. When Bra Co. used a Japanese model in a 1997 ad campaign for a push up bra, sales fell and they switched back to Western models. “Asian women want their body shape to be fuller, they want that kind of body. They look in the mirror and say, ‘I’m not like that.’ They can use this method to get that kind of body.” How, then, do bra companies tempt women into buying relatively expensive bras? Aside from accepting the slow progress of the market, German-based Triumph created a downmarket brand and adjusted their styles to fit local tastes, often pandering to the Western beauty standards that dictate the use of bust-enhancing bras. Both Triumph and Bra Co. entered China to manufacture bras for export. In the past five years, they sensed the tides of fashion turning in China and entered the market. Bra Co. has not found it easy to turn around and sell upmarket products to the country of cheap labor that produced them, selling only around 100,000 bras per year in China versus 17 million in Japan. With bras priced around the 200 RMB range, their presence in China is still mainly for manufacturing. Triumph came to China in 1994 to manufacture bras for export and entered the China market in 1995. They have taken a more accommodating approach to the market, doing direct sales and marketing downmarket products to introduce their brand to women. Triumph circumvented the shopping centers by doing direct selling until it was banned by the government in 1998. For the four years that it lasted, they manufactured a less expensive line of merchandise (under 100 RMB as opposed to 100-200 RMB) and sold to women of middle-level incomes, mostly housewives. Direct sales accounted for 60% of their sales. Now they manufacture a less expensive line (around 60 RMB) of basic cotton bras without underwire. They also sell in bulk to individual vendors who sell in shops not connected to large shopping centers. Bra Co. has also started using this cash-on-delivery method, though only on a small scale. A Triumph representative said that they aim for a “fashionable” and “comfortable” image with “elegant” colors in China, as opposed to their Europe market, which aims more for a “classic” image. Last year, Triumph sold 2 million pieces in China ? less than 1% of the entire market, which is estimated to total 300 million pieces. Both companies are riding the wave of women’s changing body image, hoping that increasing incomes will eventually allow women to fulfill their “natural desire” for fuller chests. Hoping that the downmarket crowd might have a different opinion regarding these desires, I visited a small shop in my neighborhood that has an entire wall coated with plastic-wrapped bras, all around the 50 RMB range and all looking like breastplates. Q: Why are these bras so padded? A: Are you looking for something smaller? Q: I can just never find any bras that aren’t huge. Why do they need to be so big? A: To make Chinese women’s breasts fuller. Q: Why do women want fuller breasts? A: It looks better. Q: What’s wrong with small breasts? A: [Looks at mine] It doesn’t look good to be stick skinny. Q: Are Chinese women trying to look like Western women, in your opinion? A: Yeah, sure. [Starts painting nails.]
  7. I have to admit to a certain thrill of triumph when I found out that the Wonderbra went crawling home last year after two years of trying to hock their push-up bra to the women of China. But one look into the average department store reveals that what lurks in (or on) the breasts of women is not modesty but rather frugality. For those not willing to fork over 300-600 RMB for a Wonderbra, the sales racks are filled with less expensive alternatives that look, at best, like light armor and at worst, like they could have a great social life even without me in them. I wanted to get to the bottom of the mystery of why it is so difficult to find a bra that isn’t going to push up, enhance or maximize what one might just want left alone, dogged though I was with the nagging suspicion that the answers were all too obvious. Saleswomen for the bras have reached a curious peace about the tautologies inherent in these bras. One manning a Triumph counter said that the bras are padded because Chinese women aren’t fengman (full) enough to fill out a bra and that they have underwire because women like a little bit of support for that new breastage bestowed by the padding. If women show reluctance, it is about spending money on something that doesn’t improve appearances, claims a foreign bra manufacturer that wishes to go unnamed (hereinafter Bra Co.). “All women are alike. They like to dress up and get made up. They like to buy things,” said a company executive. “But if you give them 1,000 RMB, women from Japan, the States, China will all buy different things.” Here I waited for the market analysts to blast open the mysteries of femininity. “In urban Japan, 10-20% of the money will be spent on underwear,” said Bra Co. “Chinese women are unlikely to spend much on underwear, because you can’t see it. They are more like to buy more clothes and makeup, outer things.” Women in warmer South China tend to pay more attention to their undergarments than in Beijing, he says, but Beijing and Shanghai are bigger markets because of higher incomes. Not surprisingly, then, the bra that sells best is the bra that has an effect on one’s outer appearance ? the “Maximizer” for Triumph and a push-up bra for Bra Co. When Bra Co. used a Japanese model in a 1997 ad campaign for a push up bra, sales fell and they switched back to Western models. “Asian women want their body shape to be fuller, they want that kind of body. They look in the mirror and say, ‘I’m not like that.’ They can use this method to get that kind of body.” How, then, do bra companies tempt women into buying relatively expensive bras? Aside from accepting the slow progress of the market, German-based Triumph created a downmarket brand and adjusted their styles to fit local tastes, often pandering to the Western beauty standards that dictate the use of bust-enhancing bras. Both Triumph and Bra Co. entered China to manufacture bras for export. In the past five years, they sensed the tides of fashion turning in China and entered the market. Bra Co. has not found it easy to turn around and sell upmarket products to the country of cheap labor that produced them, selling only around 100,000 bras per year in China versus 17 million in Japan. With bras priced around the 200 RMB range, their presence in China is still mainly for manufacturing. Triumph came to China in 1994 to manufacture bras for export and entered the China market in 1995. They have taken a more accommodating approach to the market, doing direct sales and marketing downmarket products to introduce their brand to women. Triumph circumvented the shopping centers by doing direct selling until it was banned by the government in 1998. For the four years that it lasted, they manufactured a less expensive line of merchandise (under 100 RMB as opposed to 100-200 RMB) and sold to women of middle-level incomes, mostly housewives. Direct sales accounted for 60% of their sales. Now they manufacture a less expensive line (around 60 RMB) of basic cotton bras without underwire. They also sell in bulk to individual vendors who sell in shops not connected to large shopping centers. Bra Co. has also started using this cash-on-delivery method, though only on a small scale. A Triumph representative said that they aim for a “fashionable” and “comfortable” image with “elegant” colors in China, as opposed to their Europe market, which aims more for a “classic” image. Last year, Triumph sold 2 million pieces in China ? less than 1% of the entire market, which is estimated to total 300 million pieces. Both companies are riding the wave of women’s changing body image, hoping that increasing incomes will eventually allow women to fulfill their “natural desire” for fuller chests. Hoping that the downmarket crowd might have a different opinion regarding these desires, I visited a small shop in my neighborhood that has an entire wall coated with plastic-wrapped bras, all around the 50 RMB range and all looking like breastplates. Q: Why are these bras so padded? A: Are you looking for something smaller? Q: I can just never find any bras that aren’t huge. Why do they need to be so big? A: To make Chinese women’s breasts fuller. Q: Why do women want fuller breasts? A: It looks better. Q: What’s wrong with small breasts? A: [Looks at mine] It doesn’t look good to be stick skinny. Q: Are Chinese women trying to look like Western women, in your opinion? A: Yeah, sure. [Starts painting nails.]
  8. Cheers In is a new imported beer boutique concept launched in Shanghai in May 2011, founded by 4 French guys. Cheers beer boutique boasts brews from over 30 different countries. They have more than 200 customer references and aim to have more according to customers recommendations. They Love beer and want to share passion with all of us in Shanghai. Three of the four friends hail originally from Lille, in a part of France close to the Belgian border where beer is a way of life. Passionate about beer, they were frustrated that some of the best beers making their way to Shanghai were available only in restaurants. Now they can boast the best selection in the city, with beers from twenty three countries including France, Belgium, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and India. There fist shop and website are has been a huge success and the second shop is under construction at People Square. At Cheers In you are sure to find all the beer you search in Shanghai. One of the joys of Cheers In is that every beer is available as a single bottle purchase, so for the price of an extremely average bottle of wine you can sample six different boutique beers from around the globe. It’s a difficult choice, given the enormous range of high quality beers, so I started by asking Grégoire and Cédric to point out their favourites.
  9. Miracle Mandarin Chinese Language School, is a well established Chinese language school based in Shanghai, with 5 convenient locations in the city center, 1 branch in Beijing, 1 in Nanjing and 1 in New York and 1 in Stuttgart. Miracle Mandarin enjoys the best word of mouth for a great Mandarin school among expatriates and overseas students in Shanghai. The school is authorized to issue legal documents for qualified student to get student visa or living permit. The school offers short term intensive Chinese program, long term Chinese program, total immersion Chinese program, private tutoring, summer program and corporate language training program. The 5 convenient locations in the city of Shanghai are very easy to approach by metro. Free trial class is available on weekdays as long as you call to make an appointment. Jing An Campus: 21st floor, 319 Changde road Tel: (86 21) 6247 6388 Xuhui Campus: 1195 Middle Fuxing road Tel: (86 21) 5466 5585 Xujiahui Capmus: 396 Wulumuqi Nan Road Tel: 86 21-64333353 Pudong Campus: Rm 504, Building II, 98 Rushan Road Tel: 5888 8755 Yangpu Campus: 334 Jungong Road, Yangpu District Tel: 3381 7183 Learning Chinese is become a trend and a very important thing for graduates from all over the world. Shanghai and Beijing are obviously the ideal place to learn Chinese. There are not many options except universities which teach Chinese in a traditional way with a big group of students. Chinese language schools are the ideal place for those who want to learn Chinese faster. Miracle Mandarin Chinese language school is a good combination of private language school and university. We provide systematic programs from beginners to advanced, help students to get visa or living permit, guranreed progress in Chinese language skills and various culture activites makes the learning fun and interactive.
  10. Theres some new guys in Shanghai going by the name of Sushi’O who deliver mouth watering freshly made Sushi, Sashimi pieces and rolls directly to your doorstep across Shanghai, Within the inner ring and south of the Suzhou creek. Unfortunately no delivery yet to the lost lands of Pudong. Sushi’O is a French-Chinese remix of American style Japanese Sushi, very tasty and most importantly fresh and affordable. They also offer a take away for those of us who live in the French Concession or nearby, they are over at: 34 Yanqing Road nearby the crossroads of Fumin lu and Changle lu. For more details on how to arrange your sushi delivery check out their website: http://www.sushi-o.com/
  11. Yoga Space is an oasis of serenity and calm amidst the hustle and bustle of downtown Shanghai. Located right next to the Hengshan Road Metro station we have two studios as well as a large, spacious tea area and tatami lounge with high-speed internet. The entire space is beautifully decorated and has a deeply relaxing feel to it. Just walk in and you will immediately feel relaxed. We offer classes in Pilates Hatha Yoga Ashtanga Power Yoga Yin Yoga and more. Our teachers are hand-picked from around the world to offer the best in Chinese and English language classes and understand the special requirements for students who are pregnant .We also are the only studio in China to offer Free Spirit Yoga Dance! Yoga Space was founded by Weila Wu and Blaine Turnacliff in early 2006. When Blaine and Weila started dating more than 10 years ago, Blaine, being a bit of a gym rat, encouraged Weila to join his gym and start taking yoga classes. From her first class, she fell in love and began taking classes every day and practicing on her own. It wasn’t long before she became hooked. Yoga become an essential part of her life, providing guidance and helping her find inner peace. She entered the All-China Yoga Competition in 2004 and was awarded a surprisingly, second place. After they got married and started a family, Weila was looking for challenges and decided she wanted to open a studio in Shanghai. She followed through and founded Yoga Space. Yoga Space was opened mainly because of Weila’s love of yoga and wanting to share this love with others by introducing yoga to new people and giving practitioners a beautiful and spiritual place to practice. We don’t really have one target market per se, really anyone who is interested in starting a new practice or furthering their path is welcome. We are the only school in Shanghai to offer both regular classes in yoga dance as well as Shrivatsa style yoga. A big emphasis is placed on the quality and personality of our instructors – no matter what their respective styles and backgrounds, they share a common denominator of having strong practices, a love of their practice and being open and giving teachers. We offer hot yoga, flow, ashtanga, anusara, and yoga dance, amongst other styles as well as international teaching training certification and we have an extraordinary blind masseuse on staff. We offer a wide range of membership options ranging from drop in, to yearly, per visit fee and many variations of these. Currently, we are offering a special limited promotion of buy 1 year, get an extra 6 months free and a special limited price for 9 weeks of unlimited classes – free massages are also included. Readers may want to try the anusara class or the candle light class. As one of the oldest schools in Shanghai, Yoga Space has reputation of offering excellent quality classes at affordable prices. Yoga Space is one of a select few China yoga schools to offer Yoga Alliance teaching certification at both the RYS 200 and 500 hours level. Our teaching staff is beyond amazing, having won numerous awards and accreditations. Industry insight The fitness and leisure industry is still at a fairly immature stage of development in Shanghai. It has only been in recent years that Shanghainese have begun to demand more than just the regular 9-5 lifestyle and seek outlets to develop themselves personally. Yoga is one of the early areas that has taken hold and it benefits from being regarded in a certain fascination for most young Chinese woman, as it is seen as being somewhat exotic and mystical and even a little sexy and it is an activity that is assessable to everyone. Because the yoga path does hold a certain allure, we have seen many people wishing to get into the field, either as teachers and even opening their own studios. Unfortunately, what many people fail to realize is that at the end of the day, running a studio is a business and there are tons of little boring details to attend to, it’s not just sitting cross-legged chanting om all day. Given the multi-benefits that yoga offers and the burgeoning middle-class in Shanghai, yoga will continue to grow and touch the hearts of more and more people. Did you know ? Weila used to be one of the first female DJs in China 15 years ago. She and Blaine share a love of psytrance and regularly attend festivals around the world.
  12. The Pure Soap Philosophy “What is your point of difference”? is a question often asked by Joe Samaga, co-creator of PURE. The ability to set yourself apart from the rest is what Joe prides himself on. The creation of PURE is a balance of ideas, ethics and responsibility. Stephen Buchanan, co-creator of PURE says “What we wanted was a product that minimises carbon footprint, utilising only natural ingredients, without the use of synthetics and industrial manufacturing”. With combined experience’s from around the globe, the partnership has brought to Shanghai a new wave of skin and hair care. PURE not only offers you a safety conscious product buy sustainability and peace of mind. Creators Stephen Buchanan, a native of the United Kingdom started his training as a hairstylist and colourist in London in 1992. Seizing the opportunity to travel whilst gaining international hairdressing experience he left London in 1995. Having styled hair in Europe, Australia, and Asia, he now resides here in Shanghai running a boutique hair studio in the french concession. Almost 20 years in the industry has given Stephen says, “In the hair and skin products industry, the use of chemicals is common proactive but we need to start looking at the natural alternatives in this environment, PURE is innovation in Shanghai.” Joe Samaga, co-creator of PURE, has extensive experience in retail and design. Ten years with Nordstorm, running his own visual merchandising and events business in Seattle, building on his own visual experience in Shanghai have all lead to the creation of PURE. What inspires Joe are the connections made between people. A cause for those in need, sustaining strong friendships and aiding individuals in their endeavours are a few ways he connects. Sometimes this can be done simply by conveying the passion behind the product. Producing, promoting and selling PURE is as natural to Joe as the range itself. PURE SOAPS are made entirely by hand with natural and organic ingredients. Blended with olive oil, coconut oil and vitamin E oil, natural essential oils and exfoliants.
  13. Ark International Properties

    Ark Properties is a leading orientation and housing consultancy based in Shanghai. We have been assisting expats finding a home in Shanghai since 2005 and are proud to manage one of the finest databases of unique and distinctive properties in the Former French Concession, Minghang, Qingpu, Hongqiao, Gubei, Luijiazui, Jinqiao and various other parts of Shanghai. Ark Properties is dedicated to providing only the highest quality of service and advice and we are proud of our award-wining customer service. Our team of professionals is at your disposal to assist with any questions regarding your next home search here in Shanghai. We also provide a wide range of additional relocation services through our China-wide destination service provider, Ark Relocation. Should you require any further assistance with school search, orientation, look-see visits, visa/immigration or household goods movements. History Ark was incorporated in Shanghai in May 2005 as a service-orientated destination service provider by a group of China-based expatriates, with extensive experience in Real Estate, Relocation, and Human Resource Training industries. The company is expatriate managed and owned, and we pride ourselves on delivering the highest level of service quality in Shanghai. Initially the company focused on residential leasing services for expatriates in Shanghai, before expanding to offer a larger range of relocation services, including relocation management programs, orientations, settling-in program, school search, etc. through our sister company Ark Relocation. Today the company employs over 22 full time staff in Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong, and also offers services in Suzhou, Hangzhou, Wuxi, Nanjing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Tianjin and Chengdu. In 2010 Ark was awarded the prestigious Living in Shanghai Award by That’s Shanghai and was recognized as Best Property Agency for that year. Ark Properties is dedicated to providing only the highest quality of service and advice and we are proud of our award-wining customer service. Our team of professionals is at your disposal to assist with any questions regarding your next home search here in Shanghai. Did you know ? For ANY successful referral* you make to Ark, they will reward you with a bottle of lovely, bubble Taittinger Champagne, sent directly to your home. If you know anyone who is currently looking for a new renovated lane house, spacious garden villa or perhaps just a simple studio, please contact [email protected] directly.
  14. Bubba’s is Shanghai’s only true Texas-style barbeque joint and saloon, serving authentic smoked meats and traditional barbeque sides from 3 locations: Bubba’s Hong Qiao, Bubba’s Expo Village, and Bubba’s Riverside @ Cool Docks 2. We offer great food, music, and atmosphere for those seeking a true “Southern/Southwest” experience in Shanghai, and cater barbeque events and parties around the city. Home of NCAA Football in China Host of Shanghai’s Annual Chili Cook-off Host of Shanghai’s Annual Barbeque Cook-off Bubba’s was founded in 2006 by Austinite (Texas) Ken Walker, who uses his own proprietary rubs and sauces to smoke meat like he did back in Austin from his high school days. A gap in the restaurant market was filled when he opened Bubba’s as nobody could, and still can’t, do true Texas/Southern style barbeque in the city. Bubba’s has nightly specials and lunch deals, and hosts several very popular annual events, such as the Annual Shanghai Chili Cook-off, the Annual Shanghai Barbecue Cook-off, and a significant Annual Fourth of July party. Check the website for details. Each year Bubba’s is nominated by Shanghai’s cuisine media as one of the top five American restaurants in the city. It recently was awarded Shanghai’s Top Five Burger Spots in Shanghai by CityWeekend (it actually placed Second). The restaurant industry in Shanghai is highly competitive and consumers have a lot of choices. We remain popular by providing good values for high quality products and good service. We commit to serving the highest quality smoked meats, great value for money, and good all around service to our customers, We can barbeque anything! Including suckling pigs, whole ribeye roasts, turkeys, and our own house brined hams.
  15. City Bull prides itself on their meat dish choices, from Rotisserie Chicken to Pork Ribs, to Imported Norwegian Salmon, to Australian Black Angus Beef, all served in a crafted Western Style by staff that understand service values. City Bull Steakhouse & Bar is the latest incarnation of the former Julie’s Food Experience Bistro chain in Shanghai. Founded by French Canadian, Marcel Morin and his Shanghainese wife Julie in 2007, Marcel has brought us all the favourites he grew up with in Montreal, Canada, from Pancakes & Crepes, to Poutine and Pulled Pork, to Blooming Onions and Bloody Steaks. Marcel has been coming to Shanghai to do business since 1985 and after meeting and marrying Julie, a successful business woman in her own right in 2004, they finally decided to settle down and semi-retire in Shanghai by setting up a small Bistro in Jinyan Lu, Pudong (near the Shanghai Science & Technolgy Museum) in 2006. Far from retiring, 1 became 2 and 2 has now become 4, basing their formula on quality Bistro Food, Traditional American Breakfasts, personal and friendly service and a home from home atmosphere. It was the additional of the Imported Black Angus Australian Steak (Vacuum Packed, not Frozen, preserving essential texture and taste) that persuaded them to recently transfer over to the stronger City Bull Steakhouse & Bar image. City Bull (Julie’s Food Experience) was pleased to be one of the few food outlets supplying Canadian Fayre in the Canadian Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai EXPO, where it was a popular stop for visitor wanting to try the much loved Canadian Poutine. The great thing about providing home from home Western Cooking is that both Expat and Local Chinese are continually seeking out authentic providers. Expats see it as a ‘little piece of home’ that can be a comfort when family seems so far away. Chinese patrons are now seeking out Western Food, particularly those that have traveled or have been educated abroad as it provides reminders of that alternative experience, the taste, the smell. Shanghai will continue to grow as a place for Expats to come and do business and more and more Chinese will be arriving back from Western destinations ready to relive their experiences there. The main challenge for businesses supplying the Expat community is that your customer base is constantly changing as loyal patrons move on to new postings elsewhere and new Expats arrive in a big city where finding your creature comforts can take some time and can be more luck than judgement. Building Brand and Reputation is a key requirement in remaining successful in Shanghai. Calling all Hungry Expats and Local Chinese who are looking for great Western Food, generous portions, a homely atmosphere and a Food Experience. City Bull is committed to providing customers with a great food experience. Should our food or service fall short of your expectations in any way, please let our Manager’s know and we will work with you to ensure that your visit becomes the positive experience we are all committed to deliver. City Bull has access to NHL, NBA, NFL and EPL Sports Packages and records many of the key games that can be replayed on-demand when you come to one of our restaurants.
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