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The top 10 things to do this weekend
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The best things to do this weekend in Shanghai

An art and design market, a movie screening, a crab fest, an art talk and plenty of nightlife events

9 non-traditional mooncakes to try this Mid-Autumn Festival
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9 non-traditional mooncakes to try this Mid-Autumn Festival

From gigantic mooncakes to monaka to cookies and more

The best things to do in Shanghai this week
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The best things to do in Shanghai this week

Only four working days this week – Mid-Autumn Festival is coming

Shanghai's best creative communities and art groups
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Shanghai's best creative communities and art groups

Shanghai draws creatives from far and wide, giving us some great communities as a result

Shanghai's best queer community groups
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Shanghai's best queer community groups

Looking for something more than the next big party? Get these great LGBTQ+ community groups on your radar

Autumn in Shanghai

The best weekend getaways from Shanghai
Travel

The best weekend getaways from Shanghai

Escape the concrete jungle with these weekend trips that are perfect for outdoor explorers, swank seekers, sun loungers and more

Shanghai's top live music venues
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Shanghai's top live music venues

Feel the beat just the way you like it at these top music venues

Shanghai's best al fresco happy hours
Bars

Shanghai's best al fresco happy hours

Get out of the office and onto some brilliant outdoor drinks deals

Free and crazy cheap workouts in Shanghai
Health & Wellness

Free and crazy cheap workouts in Shanghai

There's plenty of fun to be had on a tight budget

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Book tickets

Rolex Shanghai Masters 2019
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Rolex Shanghai Masters 2019

The ATP Tour comes to Shanghai once again

Photofairs Shanghai 2019

Photofairs Shanghai 2019

Asia Pacific’s home for cutting-edge photography

20 Sep , 21 Sep , 22 Sep
Shanghai Exhibition Centre (Gate 3)
Roald Dahl's Matilda: The Musical

Roald Dahl's Matilda: The Musical

The multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company comes to Shanghai Culture Square

06 Dec
Shanghai Culture Square
15th JZ Festival Shanghai

15th JZ Festival Shanghai

One of the largest Shanghai outdoor festivals that attracts jazz musicians from around the world, it’s a three-day jazz extravaganza covering the spectrum of the genre

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The latest from Shanghai

China is getting ready to launch its own digital currency
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China is getting ready to launch its own digital currency

The country's cash system could become largely digital soon

Jack Ma has stepped down as Alibaba chairman
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Jack Ma has stepped down as Alibaba chairman

Times are a-changin’ for the e-commerce behemoth

The city is testing safety stickers for food delivery bags
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The city is testing safety stickers for food delivery bags

With nearly 2 million deliveries daily between Ele.me and Meituan alone, that’s a lot of stickers

A police robot is now patrolling Nanjing Dong Lu
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A police robot is now patrolling Nanjing Dong Lu

Equipped with six cameras, it transmits live footage to the police

Face-swap app ZAO sparks privacy debate over deepfake technology
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Face-swap app ZAO sparks privacy debate over deepfake technology

Biometric data rights – China’s next big hot topic?

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Latest restaurant reviews

Peking Inn
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Peking Inn

Take a peek into the capital's cuisine beyond Beijing roast duck

  • 3 out of 5 stars
BOR
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BOR

Nordic-bent restaurant where the boundary between kitchen and airy dining room has dissolved

  • 3 out of 5 stars
Jin Hua
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Jin Hua

Yunnan food with a feminist stance

  • 4 out of 5 stars
Polux
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Polux

Paul Pairet’s take on the French café is anything but standard

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Latest bar reviews

Soul Sacred Space
Bars

Soul Sacred Space

There’s no bad time to shout ‘shots, shots, shots’ at this cocktail bar

  • 3 out of 5 stars
The Odd Couple
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The Odd Couple

A retro 1980's-themed cocktail bar from industry vets Shingo Gokan and Steve Schneider

  • 4 out of 5 stars
Mary Magnate
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Mary Magnate

A two-in-one cocktail bar concept with Art Deco vibes

Monkey 3.0
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Monkey 3.0

An intimate speakeasy with clever cocktails and hip hop

  • 4 out of 5 stars

Shanghai area guides

Old Xuhui
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Old Xuhui

Boutiques, cafés, cocktail bars and restaurants in Old Xuhui

Xintiandi
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Xintiandi

Restaurants, shops, parks and a slice of Shanghai history in Xintiandi

Zhongshan Park
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Zhongshan Park

Parks, sites, shops, restaurants and things to do near Zhongshan Park

Jingan
Things to do

Jingan

Shops, restaurants, bars and cafes in Jingan

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