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  1. This amazing property in central Jing’an represents the very best of what is available on the market today. For discerning tenants, this home combines Western standards of quality with a beautiful, lovingly designed interior. A very spacious 280 square meters includes five bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, living room, dining room, study/den, utility room, and a large 60 square meter garden. Each room has been given a character of its own, without forgetting such luxury creature comforts as underfloor heating? a radiator and central air conditioning system gives you full control over temperature settings. The home is available in both furnished or semi-furnished options. Not only is this a dream house within, but Shanghai Center and Plaza 66 are a mere five minute walk away putting you at the heart of the city’s infamous Nanjing Road shopping and dining paradise. As this home won’t stay on the market for long, please contact us soon to arrange a viewing.
  2. This cozy one bedroom apartment on Fumin Road is one of the more creative renovations found in the former French Concession. Under the direction of the expat landlord, a modern interior design was unveiled that uses glass as its defining feature. Together with its open plan style, the liberal use of glass gives the feeling of a much larger space. On one end is a fully-equipped kitchen with an oven, microwave, fridge, and stove, all hidden through a clever use of more glass! At the other end of the apartment is a spacious bedroom with a walk-in closet, and a glassy bathroom featuring an electric towel hanger completes the home. Extra perks include furniture, high ceilings, a radiator system, satellite TV, WiFi, and pleasant scenery outside the windows. Finally, on your doorstep you will find some of the city’s most happening restaurants, bars, boutiques, and more! Just bring your suitcase? this place is ready for you to move in.
  3. Found down a quiet lane near the intersection of Huashan and Wulumuqi Roads, this beautifully renovated lane house makes for an excellent family home with unique character. The apartment features a private entrance, 24-hour security, and quick, convenient access to metro lines 1, 2, and 7. The fully furnished interior, at 170 square meters, includes three en-suite bedrooms (highlight: a very large master bedroom suite with sauna), living and dining areas, and a 50 square meter private garden. With your own secret garden, you’re guaranteed plentiful sunshine, fresh breeze, and a perfect location for entertaining friends. Please call us to arrange a viewing.
  4. Located within Shanghai’s historic Embankment Building – first built by Victor Sassoon in 1933 and at the time the largest (and one of the most extravagant) apartment buildings in the world – this 145 sqm, two-bedroom apartment offers modern comforts in an iconic location. This bright and airy apartment comes with a big balcony, a fully equipped, open kitchen – perfect for entertaining – ensuites attached to both bedrooms, floor heating throughout, central AC and separate laundry/utility room. Renovated in a modern style, with big windows, the location is perfect, close to the Bund and only ten minutes walk from a Japanese imported goods store on Nanjing Dong Road. Rental from RMB 20,000 per month.
  5. Finance and Admin Manager

    Small-sized American company is looking for a finance and admin manager for their office in Shanghai. The office is located in Dongchuan Lu, Minhang. This person will manage the accounting and admin/hr and report to CEO. Key requirements: 1. Min 8 years accounting experience in foreign companies. Small company experience preferred. 2. Fluent spoken English.
  6. Medical care is one of the primary concerns for people who move to a foreign country. By taking a few simple precautions and informing yourself about the available healthcare options, you can lead a healthy life in Shanghai. Health Care Providers in Shanghai. There are several medical and dental clinics catering to foreigners; in addition, many of the local hospitals have "foreigner units." There is, however, a wide range of variability in quality, expertise, and services offered. Ask friends and colleagues for their recommendations. Tour the facilities and ask about the education and experience of the physicians, the practice standards of the facility, the equipment, services and medications available (e.g. imported, joint-venture, and/or local medications), and the management of care. Once you have identified the health care provider you prefer, work with that provider to establish an emergency plan for you and your family. Also be sure that your choice of provider is known at your office and by your childcare provider. You may also want to consider evacuation insurance; there are several companies who offer this service. Vaccinations, Immunizations, and Communicable Diseases. Recommendations for vaccinations and immunizations vary by home country and by individual, depending on age, prior vaccination history, plans for travel around the region, expectations of sanitation conditions, and so on. Keep in mind that most published information on vaccinations is focused on tourists; recommendations may differ for people intending to live in the region. Hepatitis A and B, polio, tetanus, flu, chickenpox, typhoid, and rabies are some of the most commonly recommended, however, your healthcare provider will be able to recommend the vaccinations and immunizations that are right for you and your family. Food and Water Safety. Although water purity in Shanghai is improving, the quality varies throughout the city. Most expatriates use bottled distilled water for their household needs, which is available in 5 gallon ("water cooler") sized containers from several retailers who will deliver. Always use distilled water for drinking and ice cubes, and when cooking anything which absorbs water, such as pasta or rice. The commonly heard food safety refrain for tourists is: "Peel it, cook it, boil it, or forget it." This is also good tip for foreign residents in Shanghai to keep in mind; a higher level of caution must be taken than most of us were accustomed to in our home countries. Care should be taken with raw meat; it should be stored and handled separately from other food items and cooked fully. Raw fruits and vegetables that you will not be peeling should be treated either with a disinfectant solution like Milton or a strong salt concentrate for 30 minutes. Vegetables that are going to be thoroughly cooked should not need sterilizing, especially if they are being peeled first. Insects can be removed by immersion in a strong salt solution for about 10 minutes. For meals outside the home, choose the places you eat out carefully, following recommendations from friends or colleagues. Staying Healthy in Shanghai. Health is often an issue that people do not think about until they need care. Expatriates and other travelers often wait too long to visit the doctor or underestimate the seriousness of their illness, and could have had better outcomes with earlier treatment. The best thing you can do to ensure a healthy stay is to investigate your healthcare options before you become ill, and see your preferred physician when you feel ill. A little prevention and advanced planning will go a long way to ensuring a healthy stay in Shanghai.
  7. I first started ordering Charlie′s Burger from Sherpas as they had a upgrade for a double buger patty for only 15 RMB extra, eventually I found where the restaurant actually was, and quite near my home and I visited. Great service, location, food... but best of all is the thick chocolate milkshakes... Now about that diet plan.....
  8. I am relocating from UK to Shanghai later this year and require a budget health insurance plan that will cover my current condition of type 2 diabetes. Will any local Chinese health insurance companies cover me for a china only insurance ? I do not need international as I will only be traveling between the UK and China for work.
  9. I found this article on Shanghai Daily, but it seems the link is not longer working so I posted here. NEARLY a third of yoga mats tested by the city’s quality watchdog were found to contain excessive plasticizer — a substance, typically a solvent, added to a synthetic resin to produce or promote flexibility and to reduce brittleness. All the mats tested had emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC), a major contributor to air pollution that also can cause harm to people’s health, authorities warned yesterday. The Shanghai Quality and Technical Supervision Bureau tested 30 batches of yoga mats bought online as well as from actual stores and found nine batches had excessive phthalates, which can cause such effects as decrease of sperm, testicular cancer, liver and kidney damage, and increase the risk of breast cancer. All of the 30 batches of yoga mats had VOC emission, according to the bureau. People were likely to suffer from headache, vomiting, weakness, and convulsions when the concentration of VOC reaches a high level indoors, and the liver, kidney, brain and nervous system could also be harmed, doctors warned. China has no specific standards set for yoga mats, and the inspection results were based on American standards and other relevant standards in China, according to the bureau, which did not reveal who had produced the tested yoga mats. The bureau said it had forwarded the result to China’s top quality watchdog for consideration of setting a standard. “Many people use yoga mats as camping mats or for children to play, and most businesses claimed their yoga mats are totally safe and eco-friendly, which misleads consumers,” said Shen Weimin, deputy director of the bureau. “Yoga mats are not suitable to be used by children,” he said, adding people should put newly bought yoga mats in areas of good ventilation for several days before use. The bureau has ordered yoga mat producers and outlets selling them to improve quality control and eliminate safety hazards.
  10. Things started well for me and Johnny Moo, I ordered the famous moo burger and the moo’s super size burger using sherpas and visited their outlet in Jingan a couple of times, good burgers and decent chocolate milkshakes. One bad experience was when I ordered the bacon cheeseburger buy one get one free on sherpas.... the fries were bad and the burger was very plain and boring... very much reminded me of a jollibee burger. Try Johnny Moos... get the milkshakes and go for the famous moo burger or the moo’s super size burger.
  11. Expecting a baby is daunting for every new mother, and living in a city far from home adds to the stress. But rest assured, giving birth
in Shanghai is a well-worn path and there is plenty of expertise on
Your insurance will likely determine which maternity hospitals to shortlist. Insurance packages differ widely, so read the fine print. It is crucial to obtain maternity coverage 10-12 months before a baby is born. 
Liaise with your insurer and the hospital to determine whether direct billing is an option, or if upfront payment is required. If you have an un-expected pregnancy, with no maternity coverage, it is recommended to insure the baby from birth. 
How to choose a hospital in Shanghai. Expectant moms today are well-read, well-versed and internet Savvy, remaining up-to-date on current technologies, services and procedures. Select a medical provider who stays abreast of medical advances and trends and also provides caring services to ensure your expectations are met. 
Key criteria for choosing a birthing hospital: A strong medical team that follows evidence-based international medical protocols, such as those by the American College of Pediatrics and OBGYN, and provides a strong emphasis on a non-invasive birth. “In Shanghai, C-sections account for 60-75% of deliveries in local hospitals, compared with 30-40% at international hospitals. Discuss medical intervention with your doctor, and provide a birth plan
 An on-site neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), so that both parents and baby can remain together if the baby requires intensive care. Be aware that babies may still be transferred to a specialist pediatric hospital, like the Children’s Hospital of Fudan university, for any major complications. 
A complete continuum of care, including prenatal classes, knowledgeable and caring midwives, board-certified obstetricians and pediatricians. And breastfeeding support staff. Giving birth at a local Chinese hospital There are 3, 600 maternity beds in hospitals across the city equipped to manage up to 250, 000 births every year, according to the Shanghai Health and Family Planning Commission. However, given that Shanghai's family planning regulations changed in March 2014, allowing couples to have a second child if either of them were an only child, the city is preparing for a baby boom. An extra 20,000 to 30,000 newborns are expected per year between 2014-16, with an estimated 200, 000 babies to be born annually in the city. A record 239, 600 babies were born in Shanghai in 2012, the auspicious Year of the Dragon. 
According to Gerald Ang, General Manager of Raffles Medical Shanghai, which provides prenatal and antenatal care for patients delivering at local hospitals, the number one tip for those planning to deliver at a local hospital is to book early.-Maternity services are in heavy demand in Shanghai, especially the VIP wards of the well-regarded hospitals. 
What to expect at a local hospital Those delivering at local hospitals, in the VIP wing or regular ward, should expect vast cultural differences and limited English-language support. C-sections are common and breastfeeding support may be minimal. Typically, private rooms at Chinese hospitals have a small sofa, intended for an ayi or your mother-in-law, not your husband.
 While international hospitals come at a price, many women find familiarity during birth invaluable. 
Prenatal Support
 Prenatal classes Most international hospitals host prenatal childbirth classes that provide information about pregnancy and childbirth, and address the physical, psychological and emotional challenges that a family may face during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum. Check whether classes are included in the hospital's prenatal package. The second trimester is an ideal time to attend. Yoga is hugely popular among expectant moms, with programs offered across the city. Many of the yoga studios offering prenatal yoga also offer post-natal, baby, and "mom and me" yoga classes. 
Create a network of support
 - The importance of having a strong network of support during pregnancy can't be underestimated. Making friendships during that time will give mothers connections with others who will be going through similar challenges and milestones at the same time. Establish regular coffee mornings and playgroups, which provide ongoing opportunities for socializing for both mothers and children. 
Many mothers have found invaluable support from the forum Shanghai mamas, which offers opportunities to connect, ask advice, share stories and experiences, and meet a diverse community of families and friends. Postnatal Support Breastfeeding support For those planning to breastfeed, join a breastfeeding support group prior to delivery and learn about successful lactation. According to certified
lactation consultant and la leche league volunteer leader Melanie Ham,"Support groups teach normal infant behaviors and feeding patterns, while connecting new moms with a network of others who share tips, tricks and strategies for integrating breastfeeding into daily life. New mothers need encouragement, education and time to help them develop confidence and enjoy a positive breastfeeding experience.
 "A lactation consultant is an allied health care worker who liaises with the mother's doctor and the baby's pediatrician to create a lactation care plan designed to help the family achieve their breastfeeding goals. Many hospitals inadvertently sabotage breastfeeding through prolonged separation of mother and baby, improper positioning,and prematurely introducing formula. Attending a support group or hiring a lactation consultant such as lunabelle lactation can help families avoid these challenges. 
Emotional support
 New mothers who experience postpartum depression can access
resources and support through shanghai douta. A douta is a trained child birth attendant who provides non-medical support to women and couples during pregnancy, labor and birth (day or night, for as long as it takes). She provides physical, emotional and informational support as needed. Studies show that when labor is supported by a douta, women experience a decreased risk of medical intervention and C-section, and an increased likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth and overall satisfaction of childbirth. 
A yuesao is a nanny who cares for both mother and baby in the first months after birth. Most yuesao live-in, maintaining the same schedule as the baby and providing To und-the-clock care. Duties of a yuesao may include breastfeeding assistance, changing and bathing the baby, administering night feeds, checking the mother's postnatal progress, and preparing special foods and soups to nourish the mother and promote milk supply.
  12. Here is my list of Maternity Hospitals in Shanghai, the list is always growing and I welcome you to add other hospitals and your experiences to this post. Redleaf Hospital Offers gynecology, obstetrics, newborn care, pediatrics & postpartum recovery services that adhere to the highest international standards. 105 beds and 178 on-site parking spaces. C-section rate: Most clients choose vaginal delivery. Cost: Prenatal Package: 23,000 RMB Natural Delivery: 73,000 RMB C-section: 110,000 RMB Prenatal packages includes check-ups from 12 weeks, initial & follow-up consultations, 15+ types of lab tests, ultrasound, fetal non-stress tests, & down syndrome screening tests. Individual services avaliable. Pain relief: Yes, epidural and other pain relief available. Midwife present: Yes Water Births: Yes NICU: Newborn special care nursery is available on site, for intensive care, new-borns will be transferred to Children's Hospital of Fudan University. Prenatal Classes: Available on-site in English & Chinese. Breastfeeding Support: Yes Parkway Health International team of 80+ doctors and specialists offering premium medical services including family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics & gynecology. C-section rate: 40% Cost: Prenatal: Between 15,000 RMB - 25,000 RMB Natural Delivery: 60,000 RMB C-section: 98,000 RMB Prenatal packages: Available from 12 or 16 weeks. Includes blood tests, ultrasounds, genetic screenings and doctor consultations. Individual services available. Pain relief: Epidural (locally made) not included in the delivery package. Midwife present: Midwife is always present during labor. Water Births: No NICU: Birthing center equipped with an incubator for pre-term babies with no other complications, newborns are transferred to Fudan Hospital's NICU. Prenatal Classes: Available on-site in English. Breastfeeding Support: Yes
  13. I am selling hotel vouchers for around 50% - 60% discounts on five star hotel stays in Shanghai for these hotels. Ascott Huai Hai Road The Peninsula Waldorf Astoria Shanghai On the Bund PM me for details.
  14. I am looking for buy regular amounts of bitcoin in Shanghai of around 1000 - 2000 RMB , I can make payment by WeChat, Alipay or Cash. Can meet up anywhere downtown Shanghai.
  15. Congratulations on the birth of your baby Here are some hints on obtaining a passport for your child: • Unless you are a Chinese citizen, your baby is not a Chinese citizen and therefore must have their own passport from your home country. • Passport photos are needed with baby’s eyes open (you need about 6 photos). • Prior to delivery, check with your Consulate office regarding their requirements. • Some embassies will simply ask you to make an application at your embassy for the passport, but other embassies require for the Birth Certificate to be “translated” and certified/notarized by the Shanghai Notary Public office. • Other embassies may need you to also “authenticate” details. For this you need to go to the Shanghai Foreign Affairs Service Center. Registration in “Home Country” It is suggested to register your baby’s birth in your home country as well. This may make it easier to obtain a copy of the birth record when repatriated, in the case of a lost original document. More information (definitions): What does it mean to authenticate a document? An authentication is the certification of the genuineness of a signature of a notary or government official. Documents that may require an authentication include legal instruments notarized by foreign notaries. To permit authentication, a Chinese notary public office at city or county level must first notarize the documents (Example: birth certificates). Then, the foreign affairs office of the provincial government, which has jurisdiction over the city where the documents were notarized, should authenticate the documents. Once that has been done, the consular officer can authenticate the signature of the provincial foreign affairs official. Certification of True Copies: A document that has been verified as a complete and accurate reproduction of an original
  16. Health insurance for expats living in Shanghai can get very expensive very fast. Let’s look at a few numbers. Let’s say you are a family of 4 living in Shanghai, and you want to buy some comprehensive medical insurance that covers both inpatient and outpatient services. One leading international insurance provider offers coverage to Shanghai expats at 3 levels of service. The mid-priced package provides hospitalization, outpatient services, health checks, emergency medical evacuation, and a variety of other features that expat families in Shanghai would care about. It does NOT cover the US, except for emergencies. How much can you expect to pay for this kind of coverage? If you were a single 34 year old living in Shanghai, your annual premiums would be just a bit over US $1500 (as of November 2012). You first child would cost you an extra $700 or so, and your second child would add another $ 550. So for the whole family, you can expect to shell out around US$ 4,250 for a year’s worth of comprehensive medical insurance in Shanghai. (Being in Shanghai will cost you around 10% more.) It’s worth it to have piece of mind – but even better if you can get your company to foot at least part of the bill! BUT, you can lower your premiums significantly by opting for a “deductible” or “excess”. (US providers say deductible, UK and international say excess. Same thing.) If you select a $100 deductible, then the first $100 in medical expenses each year are your responsibility, and you must pay out of your own pocket. In the case of this fictional company, a $100 excess will save you around 5%, a $400 excess will cut your premium by 15%, and a $1,600 excess will save you 30%. Every company is different, and you will have to sit down with an advisor to get the facts for your unique situation. But expats and international Chinese in Shanghai can expect to see these kinds of premiums for high-quality comprehensive medical insurance.