Living in Shanghai

Everything you need to know about life in Shanghai

What the fluff?! Catkins explained
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What the fluff?! Catkins explained

Spring in Shanghai is short, lovely and covered in white fluff

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?!?!?

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

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

edc, Midi, Strawberry, Unravel, FEAST, Pendulum and more

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

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
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How to shop on Taobao

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

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

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

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

How to take advantage of this two-wheeled steal

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?

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

Summer activities
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Summer activities

Lower the temperature with the best Shanghai summer activities

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

Hidden terrace bars
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Hidden terrace bars

Hang out at these tucked away outdoor drinking gardens around town

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

How to make xiaolongbao
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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
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Learning to love baijiu

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

Pollution in Shanghai

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
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A guide to renting in Shanghai

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

Xiaozhu
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Xiaozhu

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

Insulate your home
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Insulate your home

Top tips for keeping your home warm during the winter

Bug busters
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Bug busters

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

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
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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