Living in Shanghai

Everything you need to know about life in Shanghai

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

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15 ways to cope with a bad Shanghai day
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15 ways to cope with a bad Shanghai day

None of which involve getting any blood on your face whatsoever

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Cheap and free things to do in Shanghai

Cheap and free things to do in Shanghai

Cheap eats, free days out, best things to do on a budget in Shanghai

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Shanghai life hacks

How to add WeChat wallet
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How to add WeChat wallet

If you can't find WeChat Wallet in your app, track it down using our guide

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Wifi on the metro
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Wifi on the metro

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

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Pay your bills on WeChat
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Pay your bills on WeChat

Sort out your gas, electricity and water bills through WeChat

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How to shop on Taobao
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How to shop on Taobao

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

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Getting around 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

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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

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

How to take advantage of this two-wheeled steal

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China Mobile's 4G network
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China Mobile's 4G network

Is it worth paying more for the new high speed mobile internet?

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How to survive the seasons in Shanghai

Rainy day Shanghai
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Rainy day Shanghai

The best things to do in Shanghai when it rains

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Summer activities
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Summer activities

Lower the temperature with the best Shanghai summer activities

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14 ways to stay warm
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14 ways to stay warm

It's freezing outside - here are 14 ways to keep warm

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Hidden terrace bars
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Hidden terrace bars

Hang out at these tucked away outdoor drinking gardens around town

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How to live like a local in Shanghai

How to eat hairy crab
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How to eat hairy crab

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

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How to make xiaolongbao
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How to make xiaolongbao

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

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How to make mooncakes

How to make mooncakes

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

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Learning to love baijiu
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Learning to love baijiu

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

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Pollution in Shanghai

Beat the pollution in SH
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Beat the pollution in SH

When the air outside is frightful...

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Portable AQI reader
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Portable AQI reader

Affordable air quality monitor available to pre-order

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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

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Renting and home life in Shanghai

A guide to renting in Shanghai
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A guide to renting in Shanghai

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

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Xiaozhu
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Xiaozhu

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

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Insulate your home
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Insulate your home

Top tips for keeping your home warm during the winter

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Bug busters
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Bug busters

Best ways to bug-proof your house in Shanghai's sweltering summer

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How to grow your own garden
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How to grow your own garden

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

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Setting up a home bar
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Setting up a home bar

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

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How to rent your home on Airbnb
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How to rent your home on Airbnb

What you need to know about the global homesharing website

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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

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