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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

You totally deserve a good and relaxing weekend

Inside nightlife matriarch Rainbow Gao's new techno music club 3NTRY
Nightlife

Inside nightlife matriarch Rainbow Gao's new techno music club 3NTRY

The latest venture from the team behind The Mansion

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

Escape Shanghai: beyond Sichuan peppercorns and pandas in Chengdu
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Escape Shanghai: beyond Sichuan peppercorns and pandas in Chengdu

Eating in Chengdu has never been known for the faint of heart… or the weak of stomach

Shanghai's best cooking classes for learning to make Chinese cuisine
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The best Chinese cooking classes in Shanghai

For all the waimai we order, how many of us can actually cook the dishes we love to eat so much?

Summer in Shanghai

The best humidity-busting products to try this summer
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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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Book tickets

Rolex Shanghai Masters 2019

Rolex Shanghai Masters 2019

Watch an exciting battle between stars of the tennis world at Shanghai's Qi Zhong Tennis Cente

Photofairs Shanghai 2019

Photofairs Shanghai 2019

PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai returns for its sixth year with 50 leading galleries from 28 cities around Asia, Europe, and North America and nearly 200 photographers and 1000 photo art pieces

20 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

An exhibition of artwork by Bob Dylan is coming to Shanghai
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An exhibition of artwork by Bob Dylan is coming to Shanghai

In addition to his love for music, the singer-songwriter also nurtured a talent for visual art

The best recording studios to book for your next music project
Music

The best recording studios to book for your next music project

Record your next album, add music to a video project and more

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

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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
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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
Things to do

Jingan

Shops, restaurants, bars and cafes in Jingan

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