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

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The best things to do on Yuyuan Lu
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The best things to do on Yuyuan Lu

High-end shopping and Art Deco masterpieces, with plenty of spots to stop and eat in between

The best mac and cheese in Shanghai
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The best mac and cheese in Shanghai

Is there anything more comforting (and gut-busting) than a bowl full of gooey, cheesy carbs?

11 unmissable art exhibits to check out this summer in Shanghai
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The best art exhibitions in Shanghai now

Victor Hugo, Dave Persue, Daniel Arsham, Junya Ishigami and more...

The best Chinese dessert shops in Shanghai
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The best Chinese dessert shops in Shanghai

These places are pretty sweet

Summer in Shanghai

The best humidity-busting products to try this summer
Shopping

The best humidity-busting products to try this summer

It's plum rain season, folks

The best weekend getaways from Shanghai
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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 best swimming pools and water parks
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Shanghai's best swimming pools and water parks

The best places to splash out this summer

Shanghai's best al fresco happy hours
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Shanghai's best al fresco happy hours

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

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9 things to know about the character behind mega-popular animated film Nezha
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9 things to know about the character behind mega-popular animated film Nezha

A giant meatball? Lotus roots for limbs? The hotheaded character has more to his story than what the mega-successful film reveals

Live storytelling community Unravel is launching a podcast this week
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Live storytelling community Unravel is launching a podcast this week

It'll be available from Thursday 22

Digital art collective teamLab is opening a permanent museum in Shanghai this autumn
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Digital art collective teamLab is opening a permanent museum in Shanghai this autumn

Immerse yourself in a forest of lamps and watch flowers bloom in teacups at this enormous venue

Chinese architects win a competition for Notre Dame's reconstruction
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Chinese architects win a competition for Notre Dame's reconstruction

Their modern take won over the public with more than 30,000 online votes

Tickets now available for Shanghai's biggest jazz fest
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Tickets now available for Shanghai's biggest jazz fest

JZ Festival is back with three days of jazz, bebop, bossa nova and more this September

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Latest restaurant reviews

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
Bun Cha Cha
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Bun Cha Cha

A delicious paean to grilled pork and glass noodles

  • 4 out of 5 stars
Rye & Co

Rye & Co

Delicious open-faced sandwiches and fabulous cocktails

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Latest bar reviews

Soul Sacred Space
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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
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Jingan

Shops, restaurants, bars and cafes in Jingan

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