Closed: The Time Out Hongbao 2020: win a tour for two with Historic Shanghai

Welcome to the fifth day of The Time Out Hongbao

Image artwork: Tana
Welcome to the penultimate day of The Time Out Hongbao 2020. Just because we love you (and because everyone loves prizes), we've partnered with some of the city's finest brands to offer you a whole CNY's worth of giveaways.

Wherever you are for Spring Festival, keep your eyes peeled here for prizes every day of the holiday.

Day five: win a walking tour for two with Historic Shanghai

Photographs: courtesy Historic Shanghai

Often the best way to see a city is to be guided by an expert, and Shanghai's no different. Heritage society Historic Shanghai has been piecing together and passing on stories from the city’s Golden Age and beyond for two decades. Co-founded by Shanghai history enthusiasts Patrick Cranley, Tess Johnston and Tina Kanagaratnam in a bid to help preserve and raise awareness of the city’s vibrant past, the society hosts talks and walks that sprawl all over town.

We’ve got a pair of tickets for one of the society’s springtime walking tours to give away (valid to use until Thursday 30 April). Upcoming walks will cover the lost lanes of Laoximen, the secrets behind the Bund, the tales that built the French Concession and a forgotten Chinese Art Deco city. You might visit an overgrown 1920s suburban enclave or the nightclubs of yore, delve into Chinese Shanghai, French Shanghai, American Shanghai, Russian Shanghai, Jewish Shanghai and meet the characters who built it, lived, loved and worked here. For more info or to book directly, send a message to


How to enter for a chance to win

Message our official WeChat account quoting 'I want to win: Historic Shanghai' and your WeChat ID. If you don't already follow us, scan the QR code below or search 'timeoutshanghaieng'. Following us is also the best way to see what we're giving away every day over Chinese New Year.


But be quick – the competition is only open for 24 hours and closes 10pm on Thursday 30.