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The best things to do in Shanghai this week
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17 excellent Shanghai events for your radar this week

Sign January off in style with another batch of excellent things to do over the next seven days

CNY travel forecast: COVID tests, quarantine and 1.7 billion trips
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CNY travel forecast: COVID tests, quarantine and 1.7 billion trips

Everything we know so far about travelling in and out of Shanghai for the Spring Festival

Shanghai fine dining chefs share their all-time favourite comfort eats
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Shanghai fine dining chefs share their all-time favourite comfort eats

From fatty pork intestine noodles to pastrami sandwiches, six chefs spill their top winter warmers

How to pick the best indoor heater for your home this winter
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How to pick the best indoor heater for your freezing home this winter

No central heating? No problem

Listen up: 8 brilliant podcasts all about China
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21 brilliant podcasts all about China

Get to know China better with our pick of the pods

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It's good news: Shanghai's PM2.5 levels are down and green spaces are on the up
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It's good news: Shanghai's PM2.5 levels are down and green spaces are on the up

Next goal? Ecological city by 2025

Popeyes is opening its first Pudong store this Friday with a chance to get 65 percent off
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Popeyes is opening its first Pudong store this Friday with a chance to get 65 percent off

Limited to the first 800 customers only, here's what you need to do to get in on the deal

Japan's biggest bookstore chain has opened its first Shanghai outpost
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Japan's biggest bookstore chain has opened its first Shanghai outpost

An historic villa in Columbia Circle, Japan's most popular bookstore chain and a whole heap of books

Don't miss this: Tomokazu Matsuyama's exhibit is a little Nirvana
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Don't miss this: Tomokazu Matsuyama's exhibit is a little Nirvana

Closing this Sunday, the Japanese contemporary artist's show offers bursts of colour and hope when the world needs it the most

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DuLi
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DuLi

California-inspired restaurant with Chinese flavours serving wholly plant-based dishes

Hidden Thai Bistro
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Hidden Thai Bistro

Petit restaurant from two Thai natives serving everybody's favourites and northern Thai specialities

Mikkeller
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Mikkeller

China's first outpost of the Danish microbrewery

RTD
Bars

RTD

Short for ready to drink, this new concept shop and bar serves takeaway cocktails on the cheap

Tacos
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Tacos

Shanghai has gotten one more spot with an outpost of Tacos in the unlikely back alley food street of Pudong’s FOR mall

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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
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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
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Jingan

Shops, restaurants, bars and cafes in Jingan

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