Living in Shanghai

Everything you need to know about life in Shanghai

Meet Old Mike, the designer behind some of Shanghai's trendiest salons and cafés
City Life

Meet Old Mike, the designer behind some of Shanghai's trendiest salons and cafés

Introducing the social media trendsetter behind Flower Fingers, Cottage Barbershop and Cottage Antique Shop

Everything you need to know about Shanghai’s new rubbish sorting rules
City Life

Everything you need to know about Shanghai’s new rubbish sorting rules

Know your recyclable waste from your residual waste

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

Shanghai's essential apps
Things to do

Shanghai's essential apps

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

Shanghai life hacks

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

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

Getting around Shanghai

How to get a Chinese driving license
Things to do

How to get a Chinese driving license

How foreigners can get a Chinese driving license in Shanghai

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

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

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