Luxury Living in Shanghai: A Tale Story Quick-Thinking

Leasing an apartment in Shanghai can be a high-pressure experience. This is not a buyer’s market, where eager apartment-hunters can take their time sampling...
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How to Teach Yourself Chinese

Learning Chinese isn't as hard as it looks. Get started with this handy guide. With all the resources available on and offline, it’s easy to...
Shanghai Jingan Temple

Expat Living in Shanghai’s Jing’an district

Though named after its ancient temple, the Jing’an district is a commercial hub of ultra-glossy shopping emporiums, five-star hotels, prestigious office towers and deluxe...

Luxury Living in Shanghai: Tianzifang Art District

Dapuqiao is a bustling area on the southern edge of the French Concession. This was one of the earliest areas in Shanghai to be...

Where to live in Shanghai ? Other Areas where expats live in Shanghai.

Huangpu and People’s Square This area has some of the most historical places in town however it does not have a lot to offer in...

4 Reasons Not to Learn Mandarin

Everyone talks about learning Mandarin, but who can really be bothered? A far more essential skill is defending yourself when people ask, how’s your...

Casa Lakeville Luxury Apartments in Xintiandi

Casa Lakeville is a high-end residential development on the east-end of the French Concession, just steps away from the posh entertainment district of Xintiandi...

French Concession Living: Patina Court

The French Concession was one of the first parts of Shanghai to take on the cosmopolitan flavor that the city is famous for today....

Shanghai Architecture – A History of Shanghai Architecture

In 1843, the first European building appeared on the northern bank of Yang King Pang Creek at the corner of The Bund. Since then,...

How to: Get a Chinese Tourist Visa

Because everyone's nervous the first time they apply So you’ve decided you want to come and visit China. Good for you. It rocks! Unfortunately, unless...
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Shanghai United Family Fertility Treatment

At what age should you worry about your fertility? As many women enter the workforce and choose to delay starting a family until “the time is right”, women in their 30s and beyond are unaware that they are born with only a certain number of eggs....

How to Teach Yourself Chinese

Teach yourself Chinese
Learning Chinese isn't as hard as it looks. Get started with this handy guide. With all the resources available on and offline, it’s easy to teach yourself one of the world’s most feared languages.A teacher is undoubtedly useful, especially for honing pronunciation. But much of...

4 Reasons Not to Learn Mandarin

Everyone talks about learning Mandarin, but who can really be bothered? A far more essential skill is defending yourself when people ask, how’s your Chinese? To help you gain fluency in excuses, here are some reasons to put those textbooks down.1. It's selfish Yes, there...

Shanghai’s Most Famous Gangster – Du Yuesheng

Shanghai Gangster
8 Things You Didn't Know About Shanghai's Most Famous GangsterDu Yuesheng (1887-1951) made quite a mark on the city of Shanghai. Here are some things you might not know about the notorious king of the underworld.1. He was a damn nice guy. When Du wasn’t...

How to Attend a Wedding in China

If you’re lucky enough to be invited to a wedding in China, congratulations. You probably won’t be attending the legal part of the ceremony, which is usually carried out at a government office. You’ll be going to the party, which is the good part....