Living in Shanghai

Everything you need to know about life in Shanghai

Everything you need to know before adopting a pet in Shanghai
Living in Shanghai

Everything you need to know before adopting a pet in Shanghai

Looking for a new four-legged family member? Two of Shanghai’s pet adoption pros share their tips on bringing a cat or dog into your home

Listen up: 8 brilliant podcasts about China
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Listen up: 8 brilliant podcasts about China

Get to know China better with our pick of the pods

16 things to know before moving to Shanghai
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16 things to know before moving to Shanghai

Top tips for a stress-free move to the most populous city on Earth

Shanghai's essential apps
Things to do

Shanghai's essential apps

The must-have apps for Shanghai living you need to download now

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

Mikie Shinoda, Shanghai Craft Beer Festival, Wolf Alice and more

Shanghai life hacks

8 very useful WeChat features you may not know about
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8 very useful WeChat features you may not know about

Tips and tricks for the social media giant

How to keep your Shanghai home bug free
Health & Wellness

How to keep your Shanghai home bug free

As the heat rises in Shanghai, things get jumping, crawling and slithering. Try these tips to keep the bugs at bay

Wifi on the metro
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Wifi on the metro

All stations will have wifi and 4G by mid-2016

Pay your bills on WeChat
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Pay your bills on WeChat

Sort out your gas, electricity and water bills through WeChat

How to shop on Taobao
Shopping

How to shop on Taobao

A five-stage guide to take you from Taobeginner to Taobrilliant

How to survive the seasons in Shanghai

63 ways to rule summer in Shanghai
Things to do

63 ways to rule summer in Shanghai

Have the best summer ever with these great things to do

23 great things to do in Shanghai this spring
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23 great things to do in Shanghai this spring

Make the most out of spring in Shanghai with these awesome ideas

40 amazing things to do this autumn in Shanghai
Things to do

40 amazing things to do this autumn in Shanghai

The leaves are changing but Shanghai is staying awesome, here's all the best things to eat, see and do

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

Eat, drink, relax or get active with these great cold-weather ideas

Relatable irreverence

58 percent of Shanghaiers couldn't go a day without WeChat
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58 percent of Shanghaiers couldn't go a day without WeChat

... and more of your musings about life in the big city, according to the Time Out City Life Index survey results

12 mistakes every Shanghai newbie makes during their first 12 months here
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12 mistakes every Shanghai newbie makes during their first 12 months here

WHY DID NOBODY SAY THE SUMMER WAS SO HOT?!?!?

10 signs you're going to stay in Shanghai forever
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10 signs you're going to stay in Shanghai forever

The telltale characteristics of a Shanghai 'lifer'

16 signs you're not gonna make it in Shanghai
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16 signs you're not gonna make it in Shanghai

What do you mean you don't like brunch?

Getting around Shanghai

How to get a Chinese driving license
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How to get a Chinese driving license

How foreigners can get a Chinese driving license in Shanghai

How to register your scooter
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How to register your scooter

Follow our step-by-step guide to getting scooter plates and avoid a fine

Your guide to using a Public Transportation Card
Visiting Shanghai

Your guide to using a Public Transportation Card

How to use Jiaotong ka to get around Shanghai

1RMB bike rental in Shanghai
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1RMB bike rental in Shanghai

How to take advantage of this two-wheeled steal

You can use your phone as a metro ticket with this official Shanghai Metro app
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You can use your phone as a metro ticket with this official Shanghai Metro app

Goodbye long ticket lines, hello more phone scanning

Apple Pay can now be used for the Shanghai metro
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Apple Pay can now be used for the Shanghai metro

Yet more good news for we who always lose our public transportation card

How to live like a local in Shanghai

How to eat hairy crab
Restaurants

How to eat hairy crab

Follow our step-by-step guide to eating the local delicacy

How to make xiaolongbao
Restaurants

How to make xiaolongbao

Follow this step-by-step illustration to cook dumplings at home

How to make mooncakes

How to make mooncakes

A step by step guide to baking the traditional mid-autumn treat

Learning to love baijiu
Restaurants

Learning to love baijiu

How to go from baijiu hater to loving the traditional Chinese spirit

Pollution in Shanghai

Rated: 5 pollution masks to buy online in China
Health & Wellness

Rated: 5 pollution masks to buy online in China

We road test some of the top masks on the market

Beat the pollution in SH
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Beat the pollution in SH

When the air outside is frightful...

Portable AQI reader
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Portable AQI reader

Affordable air quality monitor available to pre-order

10 things we learnt in Under the Dome
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10 things we learnt in Under the Dome

Daunting facts on China's air pollution from Chai Jing's pulled documentary

Renting and home life in Shanghai

A guide to renting in Shanghai
Things to do

A guide to renting in Shanghai

Eight tips you need to know to find a great place on a budget

Xiaozhu
Things to do

Xiaozhu

Check out Chinese home-grown brand in the short-stay rentals market

Insulate your home
Shopping

Insulate your home

Top tips for keeping your home warm during the winter

How to grow your own garden
Things to do

How to grow your own garden

A step-by-step guide to creating your own urban garden

Setting up a home bar
Nightlife

Setting up a home bar

Nothing says self-respecting adult like your very own bar at home

How to rent your home on Airbnb
Travel

How to rent your home on Airbnb

What you need to know about the global homesharing website

How to green up your flat
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How to green up your flat

Expert offers tips on how to grow plants at home