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20 Shanghai movers and shakers tell us their favourite local spots
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20 Shanghai movers and shakers tell us their favourite local spots

Spend even a hot second in Shanghai and you’ll know it’s the local businesses that give this city its lifeblood

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

Get stuck into the biggest and best things to do over the next seven days

The best art exhibitions in Shanghai right now
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The best art exhibitions in Shanghai right now

So many exhibitions, so little time? We've got you covered with our select list of brilliant shows in the city

Great Shanghai drink deals for every day of the week right now
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Great Shanghai drink deals for every day of the week right now

Because boozing on the cheap never gets old, here's a load of specials and happy hours for your radar

General volunteering groups
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Where to volunteer in Shanghai

Give back to the city you love by working on environmental conservation, education, animal rescue and more

The latest from Shanghai

Don't miss this major Alex Katz exhibition in Shanghai through the summer
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Don't miss this major Alex Katz exhibition in Shanghai through the summer

The New York artist's biggest solo exhibit in China brings 30 of his works to Fosun Foundation

Playa Maya Waterpark just reopened for the summer
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Playa Maya Waterpark just reopened for the summer

Lilos at the ready!

Shanghai is building two totally new metro lines in 2020
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Shanghai is building two totally new metro lines in 2020

67km of tracks will be added to the already sprawling network

A new Government policy may just mean a street food revival across China
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A new Government policy may just mean a street food revival across China

It’s part of a nationwide effort to boost jobs and speculation is skyrocketing

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Area 501
Restaurants

Area 501

Deep-flavoured curries and powerful rum cocktails set to reggae beats is the island vibe to expect at this Caribbean restaurant

SOiF
Bars

SOiF

Cosy natural wine bar and laid-back eatery that focuses on natural, organic and bio dynamic wines

La Matcha
Restaurants

La Matcha

A petite modern teahouse serving matcha based drinks and desserts

Basdban
Restaurants

Basdban

Industrial chic styled café serving in house pastries and breads.

Lucky Mart
Bars

Lucky Mart

It’s all about whisky highballs, Japanese cult candies and snacks at neighborhood bar-slash- konbini Lucky Mart

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Shanghai area guides

Old Xuhui
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Old Xuhui

Boutiques, cafés, cocktail bars and restaurants in Old Xuhui

Xintiandi
Things to do

Xintiandi

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

Zhongshan Park
Things to do

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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