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JUE 10 Yoga For Everybody 13 Style Talk: Seeing Double With EK-Reversible 20 Travel Talk: A Singapore Fling 23 The Shanghai Tour Supplement March14  TalkMagazine  LIFE, STYLE, COMMUNITY, HEALTH, FAMILY, EDUCATION, ENTERTAINMENT, THE ABSOLUTE ESSENTIALS


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CONTENTS UPFRONT Around Town

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Opinion

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COVER STORY

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The weird and wonderful happenings around Shanghai over the last month

Dan Rafei and Cian Greaney, of Redstarr Studios, tell us about how the rising demand for video content in China is improving creativity in the industry

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CITY LIVING

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FEATURE

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What’s Hot What’s Cool

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Style Talk

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BEAUTY TALK

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Health TALK

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Tech Talk

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AUTO Talk

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Travel Talk

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Yoga For Everybody

This month’s must-buys

We are seeing double with EK-Reversible

K-Wave hits our Beauty Talk pages

Jon Robinson discusses a “modern love”… (of fitness)

The latest gadgets and gizmos

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Mark Andrews is driving Godzilla!

"The Smiles Of Cambodia" and "A Singapore Fling"

THE SCENE Local Talk

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ART TALK

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Dining Out

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Take a tour of Dongping Lu

A conceptual [de]generation at OCAT Shanghai and the latest art news

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wine TALK

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People

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What’s On

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Democratising wine in China

Bar Sifón reviewed and this month’s hottest tickets

See who went where and who wore what

Your essential monthly calendar guide to Shanghai

Reviews: records, movies, books

IN THE KNOW

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Hotel Talk

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IT’S A DATE

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Listings

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BRAIN TEASERS

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Our service apartment of the month along with hotel news and great accommodation deals for all

Check out all the food and drink deals on offer in Shanghai this month

The absolute essentials A trivia quiz and Sudoku puzzles

EDITOR’S LETTER

This month, multidisciplinary music and art festival, JUE, will take over Shanghai and, as such, has pride of place as our cover story (pages 8 and 9). Make sure you clear your diary before checking out our top picks during the three-week extravaganza. Since making your New Year’s Resolution, you may (like me) already feel you have run out of steam when it comes to keeping fit and healthy, especially in this cold, nasty weather. Luckily, Talk has you covered with our Yoga For Everybody feature (pages 10 and 11). We give you a list of the best yoga studios in town, which will hopefully help to rekindle your fire. We also have an interview with Sprout Lifestyle’s Kimberly Ashton in the run up to their first annual Yogathon from 21 March to 23 March. That diary is filling up again quite nicely. Now, who’s up for some hot yoga? We have an interview with the founders of EK-Reversible (page 13) for Style Talk. These guys have created a clothing line that is functional and fashionable. Their knitwear range is ingenious as it can be worn both outside in and inside out, thus providing its wearers affordable quality – a great way for Shanghai women to justify a new purchase today! This month, on our Travel Talk pages (18 to 22), we have a story about a whistle-stop tour of Cambodia and a city break in Singapore that will leave you wanting to plan your next trip to South East Asia ASAP. Make sure you check out our hotel suggestions in Singapore for a luxurious, tropical stay. Finally, as spring slowly seeps in, you may find yourself with a few friends or family members booking trips out to the Middle Kingdom. If the thought of planning daily activities for hoards of laowais fills you with dread, not to worry. There are plenty of tour companies in Shanghai who thrive on their fresh blood! Whether you are working and looking for short daytrips to keep guests occupied, or if you want to send your “loved ones” further afield for multiple days, there is definitely an option for you in our Shanghai Tour Supplement (pages 23 to 28). We have done the research and taken the hassle out of those impending visits. Now all you need to do is plan accommodation... And would you believe it, conveniently, we also have the latest hotel news, food and drink deals as well as our essential listings at the back of the magazine (pages 39 onwards). Let’s Talk!

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coG Garden Centre, a member of the 200-year-old British Royal Horticultural Society, aims to create harmony between people and their natural surroundings. EcoG has its own landscape designing and construction division that focuses on both commercial landscaping and high-end private gardens where the basic philosophy and goal is “designs come true”. The perfect combination of consulting, designing and building by the most talented designers and skilled workers you can find in China, adds immeasurable value to commercial clients as well as an improved quality of outdoor living for elite customers and their families. Of course, in Shanghai with it’s rapid development and booming property prices, not everyone will be lucky enough to have their own large, private garden. However, EcoG has another division called "Mei Ting" which simply means "beautiful yards". This division focuses on any size of garden below 300 sq. meters such as courtyards, rooftops, balconies and patios. In this division, the three key elements of design are “fashion, family and fast”. EcoG always considers their customers’ busy lifestyles when providing a complete solution including designing, building, planting and maintenance. Standardised products, creative designs and efficient implementation makes any dream of an affordable and practical garden a reality. EcoG is leading the up-and-coming horticultural industry in China and started its retail division in 2010. Currently, the company has three garden centres in Shanghai and plans for many more in the future. EcoG works with a number of top, international gardening resources and suppliers in order to offer the same world-class products and services to their consumers. The company’s product range can be divided into fives main categories and 21 sub lines with a total of over 10,000 items. Through EcoG’s systematic service of consulting, EcoG Garden Centre: EcoG Garden Centre: planning, designing, building Hunan Store Xinsong Store and retailing, the company is EcoG Garden Centre. 7/F Red Star Macalline EcoG Garden Centre. 2/F – 3/F, 855-2 devoted to help their customers Global Home Furnishing Life Plaza, 518, Lin Yu Lu Xinsong Lu, near Qingchun Lu (Minhang realise their dreams of a perfect (Pudong New District). Tel: 6836 7880. Opening District). Tel: 6836 7880. Opening hours: garden because they simply hours: (Monday to Friday) 9:30am to 5:30pm. (Monday to Friday) 10am to 7pm. believe "the garden is life." (Weekends and holidays) 9:30am to 6pm. (Weekends and holidays) 9:30am to 7pm.

EcoG City Garden: Zhongsheng Store EcoG City Garden. Unit 21, 5/F, Zhongsheng Sky Mall, 5001, Dushi Lu, near Xinzhu Lu (Min Hang District) Tel: 2420 1202. Opening hours: (indoors) 10am to 10pm (outdoors) 10am to 8pm.

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AROUND TOWN

AROUNDTOWN Your news round-up for the month of March

Shanghai’s Brightest Academics Get Face Time

The Shanghai Science Hall in Xujiahui has put together a wall mural of members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering. The wall honours the 230 members who have ancestral ties to, originate from, or currently live in Shanghai. Information cards are available at the museum’s multimedia desk so visitors can learn more about each individual. The museum plans on adding more academics as the exhibit continues to expand.

Youth Obesity Rates Climbing

Recent data has shown that obesity in school children in the Shanghai area is about three times the national average. Political advisors have expressed concern for the welfare of the youth. With school canteens regularly serving fried foods such as pork and chicken, parents are concerned about the nutritional value of the meals their children are eating. Using processed, fried foods is an easy way for schools to meet the demands of their students, but officials hope this warning will encourage schools to use healthier cooking methods and better ingredients to feed students in the future.

US Architects To Design New PVG Terminal

Corgan Architect Firm, based in Dallas, Texas, has been selected to join a team of designers to plan the new airport terminal south satellite concourse at Pudong International Airport. Having previously worked on other aviation projects in cities like Abu Dhabi, Incheon and San Francisco, Corgan blends modernity and elegance in their designs. The new terminal will have more than 100 boarding gates and is expected to be one of the largest travel portals in the world, once at full capacity.

Shanghai’s Poorest Lead In Top Math Scores

Despite the myth that “poverty is destiny”, the poorest students in Shanghai have proved that they can perform just as well as, if not better than, wealthy counterparts in the UK. A recent study conducted by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development showed that being poor might not be an excuse for not performing at a high level. The latest Programme for International Student Assessment yielded results reflecting high achievement in many of Asia’s poorest populations when compared with western counterparts. Such data is forcing Western educators to reconsider the impact of poverty, and to encourage students to work as hard as their economically disadvantaged counterparts in Asia.

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OPINION: GUEST COLUMN

Increasing Demand For Video Content Is Driving Creativity Forward In China Dan Rafei & Cian Greaney

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he Chinese public is spending an increasing amount of time visiting the cinema and watching videos online. In December 2013 alone, China spent an aggregate of 1.78 billion hours watching online videos. The increasing demand from the public begs the question; can videographers fill their viewers’ bandwidth with high quality, creative videos? Or are we doomed to drudge through hours of online chaff? The potential that comes with viewing figures of such magnitude has brought in huge investment, initially with Bruno Wu’s “Chinawood” film complex in Tianjin, and, more recently, Wang Jialin’s plans to build a 10,000 square meter film studio in Qingdao. With an increasing number of movies being co-produced between China and Hollywood, there is no doubt that Chinese cinema will bridge the gap in quality between itself and its North American counterpart. This boom in the video industry is not confined to the big screen - far from it. In Shanghai especially, we are rarely deprived of the opportunity to gaze at a screen. Directors and producers haven’t been shy in answering the growing call for content. Since 2011, over 500 new production houses have opened around China. As social media becomes increasingly

important, small businesses, artists and entrepreneurs are coming to realise that they need regularly updated video content on their websites and blogs. The goal of releasing a steady flow of creative and high quality music videos has been top priority for us at Redstarr Studios since our foundation in November, 2013. Since then, we’ve completed three music videos; Come On Now, I Can’t Stop (release date March 3rd) and Superheroes (release date TBA). To achieve this tempo, while ensuring engaging content, Redstarr, and fellow production houses, have benefited from the evolution in camera technology over the past few years. Whilst RED and ARRI cameras are the preferred choice for a director, they’re still expensive. However, the release of the Canon 5D MKII in 2008 brought the dawn of DSLR video. This is an essential camera for filmmakers creating timely online content. The full frame sensor inadvertently gifted filmmakers with the ability to shoot full HD, cinematic videos at a drastically reduced cost. Now add Shanghai to the equation: rapid growth; constantly changing topography; illuminated night scene;

This combination of factors: the rising demand due to growing viewing figures and increasing video outlets, the technological advancements in camera gear as well as the limitless photo opportunities Shanghai and China offer, points to positive development in video production here. This seems even truer for the indie filmmaker and small production houses in the city. In the midst of this perfect storm, talent and creativity dictate the value and calibre of what we are exposed to, not budget. For the first time, we can emulate and, maybe sooner rather than later, even challenge our idols from the silver screen. dilapidated (soon to be high-rise) slums, as well as its desolate, abandoned factories, malls and construction sites, make it outstandingly photogenic. That is without even considering venturing to China’s bamboo forests, ice festivals, stunning mountain scenery, expansive plains and historic wonders. Stunning locations and dramatic scenes are everywhere you point a lens, ready to be incorporated into whatever imaginative and innovative vision filmmakers can possibly dream up.

Dan Rafei and Cian Greaney are videographers at Redstarr Studios. Their recent production of Spencer Tarring’s latest release, I Can’t Stop, saw the boys crawling through overgrown wilderness in Songjiang, jumping over walls into abandoned construction sites all around Puxi and bribing bao’ans with cigarettes in Putuo to recreate a Shanghai-based apocalypse. Redstarr Studios. Room 2A, 325 Changhua Lu, near Changping Lu. Web: www.redstarr. asia. Twitter: @redstarrstudios

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COVER STORY

JUE

The Month Of

Your Guide To The Eclectic Festival

Yes, we know it has been said before, but Split Works really is one of Shanghai’s most respected music promoters, and this year, they have once again outdone themselves with JUE | Music + Art. The annual event combines the genres of community, literary, film, art, performance, music and insightful talks to present a three-week celebratory festival of the arts. From 7 March to 23 March, JUE will be the talk of the town so we have compiled a list of highlights especially for you to see and be seen.

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Jue (觉), meaning to sense or to awaken, is an annual urban festival that is held in Beijing and Shanghai. Now welcoming its sixth year, this well established festival is all about embracing local creative communities in the Middle Kingdom as well as inviting international artists along to the party to share in the proceedings. This multidisciplinary festival is always a refreshing change of pace from the Shanghai scene. Citywide, innovative spaces, stimulating artists and thought provoking topics are introduced to captivate audiences with lots of opportunities for visitor participation. The formula for the three week event is the same as ever – a collaborative, open-source affair with different event organisers putting on creative events all around town during the festival period under the JUE banner. The immense scope, various art forms and creativeness of the project is its main strength, and the festival is truly able to boast that there is something for everyone. Talk has you covered with our selection of events from across the disciplines.

Baths Electronic musician, Baths, is bringing his trademark sound to Shanghai. Noted for bridging the gap between post-modern pop and the LA beat scene with extreme emotional clarity and lyrics, he has been described as one of the finest young composers and falsettos in Los Angeles. By exploring the darker side of the human mind, he combines his personal pain with universal questions. RMB 80 (presale) RMB 100 (on the door). 9pm. 12 March. 390 Bar. 90 Panyu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu. Web: www.390shanghai.com

Blak Twang In partnership with Electric East, UK MOBO award winner, Black Twang, will be hitting the stage at The Shelter. A South London boy, born and bred, Tony Rotton (AKA Blak Twang) is the UK hip-hop scene personified. Using English slang and London locations in his lyrics, he promises to be the British crowd’s cup of tea. His show will feature Conrank and be supported by HBD, Misloop and Dirty Mouth. In the run up to the show, there will also be a live stream studio session from Redstarr Studios. Blak Twang and Conrank will record and produce a track live over the internet on 19 March from 8pm. RMB 60. 10pm – late. 22 March. The Shelter. Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu

Hualun

JUE Music

Hailing from Wuhan and starting their early careers in 2004 as a Britpop influenced band, Hualun have slowly embraced a shift toward the post-rock noise that has characterised their sound since 2006. Having toured extensively in China, their albums have been well received by the local crowd and their highly anticipated debut album, Silver Daydream, established the band as the pioneers of new wave post-rock in the country. Use this as an opportunity to get acquainted with, and be surprised by, the talent of this home grown rock collective. RMB 50 (students) RMB 70 (on the door). 9pm. 8 March. On Stage. A2, Red Town, 570 Huaihai Xi Lu, near Hongqiao Lu. Tel: 6216 6991

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JUE Film Yangon Calling – Punk In Myanmar

This screening is the opening event for Asian Cinema Week, which includes feature films, documentaries and shorts from all over Asia and provides a platform where local filmmakers and fans alike can collide, share ideas and develop their works by exposing the best of Asian underground cinema. This movie was shot by German filmmakers and documents how punk has provided a way for young Burmese to stand up to the pressures of their everyday life. The film explores the personal journey of notable punks in the isolated country, and the impact the music has on not only their lives, but also the lives of others around them. This is a story of personal tragedy and the struggle for freedom. The screening will be accompanied by a talk by diretor, Alexander Dluzak. RMB 50 (presale) RMB 60 (on the door). 7:30pm. 12 March. Minsheng Art Museum. Bldg F, 570 Huaihai Xi Lu, near Hongqiao Lu. Tel: 6282 8729. Web: www.minshengart.com

Kick The Gong Around Presents: Silent Film Double Feature And Vintage Market This wonderfully bohemian event will screen silent movies accompanied by a live piano performance, whilst hosting a vintage market with unique offerings. This event especially suits its setting of The Pearl (formally know as Chinatown), and its beautifully theatrical, vintage space; perfect for the spectacle of overacted silent movies with a dramatic acoustic performance. The films will have English and Mandarin subtitles and, as this is a Kick The Gong Event, the spirit of the 20s and 30s will be kept alive. RMB 50 (including popcorn). 2pm. 8 March. The Pearl. 471 Zhapu Lu, near Wujin Lu. Web: www.thepearl.com.cn


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JUE Live Photography Workshop

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Sign up for the JUE Live Photography workshop to learn how to capture live events when dealing with a challenging and changing environment. Veteran photographer, Thomas Rippe, will take the reins of this workshop, starting with a one-on-one session to learn how to photograph fast-moving, dimly lit subjects, before moving on to a live JUE show to put your training into action. Afterwards, there will also be a 90-minute photo editing session. SLR cameras are not required but you will need a camera with manual controls for aperture and shutter speed. RMB 300 (includes two workshop sessions and entry to two shows. Show selection at festival organisers’ discretion). 7pm to 9pm. 5 March to 36 March. 2ndfloor Asia. 810 Changle Lu, near Changshu Lu

Stories Then and Now: Jenevieve Chang As part of the Bookworm International Literary Festival, Taiwanese born Jenevieve Chang, after drawing from a range of people’s personal stories, explores what it is like to grow up as an Asian Australian. Chang herself has been creating performances across film, theatre, dance and live art since 2000; a destiny that her parents found hard to accept. Fascinating for those who have experienced a multicultural upbringing, or those who merely want to understand more about intercultural socialisation.

JUE Art Mongol Arts And Culture Festival Immerse yourself in Mongolian culture for one day. The Mongol Arts And Culture Festival is bringing an evening of traditional dance, music and art to Shanghai. While screening scenes from the movie, Mongol, a film about the rise of Genghis Khan, an added depth will be enjoyed through a live performance from Altan Urag, a prominent Mongolian folk rock band who provided music for the movie. There will also be delicious Mongolian food on offer from Nomad, so be prepared for lots of meaty dishes. 21 March. The Pearl. 471 Zhapu Lu, near Wujin Lu. Web: www.thepearl. com.cn

3pm. 9 March. Yuncai Café. 260 Changshou Lu, near Xikang Lu.

Australian Writers’ Week Poetry Slam With Jesse Brand Jesse Brand was crowned Australian Poetry Slam champion for his poem Joshua, which deconstructed and presented his brother’s experience of bullying at school. He will once again use his contemporary performance to shine a light on an overlooked portion of society. 8pm. 18 March. Yuncai Café. 260 Changshou Lu, near Xikang Lu.

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Liu Yusi is a cycling fanatic and a member of Beijingbased act The Randy Abel Stable. Liu has completed many impressive biking trips all over the county and will talk about how his riding experiences have influenced his life, thoughts and music. All proceeds from the talk will go to The Library Project; a charity that donates libraries to under-financed schools and orphanages in China, Cambodia and Vietnam (a charity that JUE strongly champions). At the end of the talk, Liu will give an intimate musical performance to his audience.

Talks

RMB 30. 8pm – 10pm. 23 March. Yuncai Café. 260 Changshou Lu, near Xikang Lu

The Western International School is opening its campus to the wider Shanghai community as it hosts a mini-festival featuring performances from students, musicians and a live graffiti event from POP graffiti street-artist Jo Di Bona. Local and international students will be able to enjoy a day of fun together through the arts. 3pm to 6pm. 13 March. Minsheng Art Museum. Bldg F, 570 Huaihai Xi Lu, near Hongqiao Lu. Tel: 6282 8729. Web: www.minshengart.com

Butch Bradley Live At The Shanghai Repertory Theatre

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Green Biking With Liu Yusi

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WISS Community Music Festival And Performance By Street Artist Jo Di Bona

Popular stand up comedian and new Shanghai resident, Butch Bradley, will take to the stage at The Pearl. Guests are invited to see Bradley’s world premier of his new comedy show, which draws on his four-month experience of living in Shanghai and his residency at Kung Fu Comedy Club. Internationally acclaimed, Bradley hails from New Jersey and had a string of TV and movie appearances under his belt before moving to the Middle Kingdom to make his name in the Chinese English-language comedy scene. Opening the show for Bradley, will be two special artists. Guests must be 18 or above. RMB 200 (presale) RMB 250 (at the door). 8pm – 9:30pm. 13 March to 16 March. The Pearl. 471 Zhapu Lu, near Wujin Lu. Web: www.thepearl.com.cn, www.juefestival.com

GH5 Dance Studio Workshop: Salsa GH5 Dance Studio, one of Shanghai’s leading dance studios and performance agencies, is holding a whole host of workshops throughout the month. This Latin inspired class, led by a team of professionals, will hopefully help you bring sexy back into March. If they can’t help you, we don’t know who can! 6:30pm – 7:30pm. 15 March. HUGE Lifestyle Plaza, 4/F, Unit 408, 300, Xuanhua Lu, near Dingxi Lu

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Yoga For Everybody Casey Hall

Whether or not you know your asanas from your ujjayi, if you are interested in getting your yoga on, we’ve got the studio for you. Read on for Talk’s guide to yoga in Shanghai.

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he last five years have seen a marked increase in the number of yoga studios popping up around Shanghai. This is great for the local yoga community, in that it offers a greater number of choices and styles, but can also be confusing if you don’t know exactly what it is you are looking for. To make matters even more confusing, the price of yoga in Shanghai is comparably higher than in many Western countries, leaving many expats wondering what they are getting for their significant investment in a yoga membership and whether or not paying more necessarily equals a greater experience. This all depends, of course, on what you are looking for in a yoga studio. There may be some for whom the extra luxurious surroundings of their studio and the diversity of classes may make a higher end choice worthwhile, while others will prefer the simplicity and authenticity of a no frills studio where it’s all about the yoga. Wherever you decide to devote your yogic energies, remember that, as with almost anywhere else in Shanghai, bargaining is totally acceptable when you are joining a studio. Especially at larger studios, it seems as though the prices accepted by sales consultants are largely dependent on your negotiating skills. Prices within this article are as advertised, so not necessarily “best price”.

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All Rounder

Bikram Baby

With three studios (in Xintiandi, Fuxing Lu and Anfu Lu) Y+ Yoga has long been a dominant player in Shanghai’s yoga scene. Offering more than 200 classes per week, from 60 to 90 minutes long, with most classes falling under the Flow or Hot categories. The company’s diversity, number of high quality teachers, lovely studios and changing rooms are all major pluses. The prices are pretty high, but in our experience, negotiable. Classes can be booked online, or though the Y+ app (up to 48 hours in advance), though you need to get in quick for popular classes, which book out pretty quickly.

Bikram Yoga Shanghai is the only accredited studio in Shanghai teaching the methodology pioneered by Bikram Choudhury. Studio owner and teacher, Yun, whose mother can also often be seen around the studio and in class, is working hard to create a welcoming community for Bikram practitioners in Shanghai and it seems people are responding.

Price: RMB 14,000 yearly membership covers all three studios. Numerous class bundles also offered. Y+Yoga, various locations. Web: www.yplus. com.cn

Classes here include 26 poses and two breathing exercises and are held in the studio’s single, large classroom, which is heated to 40 degrees Celsius. Beginners needn’t worry about doing all of the poses to their full extension immediately. Yun is a very encouraging teacher who won’t glower at a student for sitting down to rest for a moment. The most important thing, according to Yun, is for beginners to stay in the room for the full 90 minutes, and then improve from there. This isn’t a luxurious space, and you need to bring your own mat, towel and water (though a water machine is on hand for refills), but it certainly has a great, friendly vibe.

Lap of Luxury

New on the Shanghai yoga scene is Pure Yoga, an import from Hong Kong, where their high quality classes conducted in a luxurious environment have proven to be a big hit. The spacious studios offer great views of the French Concession from the floor-toceiling windows and there are classes on offer here that you will struggle to find at many other studios, including Wall Rope and Universal Yoga. Plenty of Hot, Flow and Stretch classes are also available. The environment really is spectacular, with a changing room that seems to go on forever, which it kind of needs in order to accommodate the giant lockers, individual vanity mirrors (flattering lighting included) and even a machine to dry off your sweaty yoga clothes before you stuff them in your bag. Fancy!

Price: RMB 180 per class, RMB 1,600 for 10-class package, RMB 9,900 yearly membership.

Price: When we enquired about prices at Pure, we were told it is “company policy” not to make their prices publically available – so yeah, it’s going to be expensive… They are also non-negotiable, so ignore what we said earlier about bargaining at this joint.

Bikram Yoga Shanghai, 3/F, 81 Jiangning Lu, near Nanyang Lu. Tel: 157 2135 2048. Web: www.bikramyogashanghai.com

Pure Yoga, IAPM Mall, 6/F, Room 615, 999 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu. Tel: 5466 1266. Web: www.pure-yoga.com.cn


Pre- and Post-Natal

Ashtanga Life

Pre-Natal yoga practice is as much about preparing your body and mind for childbirth as it is about general health and wellbeing. Teacher Hong Forelli’s classes come highly recommended from Talk’s recently pregnant friends. With small classes and a focus on mums and mums-to-be, Hong Prenatal Yoga is a gentle alternative and classes are attended by a small, though friendly, group.

A physically demanding, active form of yoga in which the same sequence of positions is utilised in each practice (as with Bikram Yoga), Ashtanga is the focus at Jing’An’s Red Door Yoga studio. Rob Lucas and the Red Door crew have built up a loyal following over the years, with a focus on good foundations and encouraging students to incorporate yoga into their everyday lifestyle, rather than just drop in for the occasional class. The space is clean and functional, without too many fancy trappings, and students are encouraged to bring their own mat, towel and water.

Price: RMB 150 per class, RMB 4,200 for 32class package. Hong Prenatal Yoga, Mingshen Garden House, No. 138, Lane 633 Wuzhong Lu, near Hongxu Lu. Tel: 139 1663 5290. Web: www.prenatalyoga-shanghai. com

Individual Attention A no-frills, single-room shala-style studio, Drishti Vinyasa Yoga Shala, offers intimate classes of less than ten students, each of which runs 90 minutes. The Drishti Vinyasa of the studio’s name describes a particular type of yoga, which focuses on both “drishti” (insight) and “vinyasa” (movement) synchronised with breath. Expect a practice more focused on getting things done right, rather than getting things done quickly. With experienced teachers and small classes, this is a particularly good choice for beginners looking to make a start on their yoga journey. Another plus is the early morning classes, with regular 7am sessions, meaning you can start the day on a positive, yogic note, and still make it to the office by 9am.

Price: RMB 200 per class, RMB 1,500 per month, RMB 9,900 yearly membership. Red Door Yoga, No. 903, 69 Yanping Lu, near Xinzha Lu, Tel: 135 2416 2501. Web: www. reddoor-yoga.com

East Side Friends on the east side of town have recommended Karma Life Yoga as a good bet for those living and/or working in Pudong. Much like Y+ in Puxi, they offer a nice environment and a professional, organised studio with a good range of classes, running the gamut from Flow, to Hot and Ashtanga to Yin Yoga. They are also known for being particularly family friendly with pre-natal classes on the schedule, as well as yoga sessions for kids.

Price: RMB 180 per class, RMB 1,200 per month and RMB 7,000 yearly membership.

Price: RMB 300 drop in rate. Call for more information about longer-term memberships.

Drishti Vinyasa Yoga Shala, Room 309, Building 10, 546 Yuyuan Lu, near Zhenning Lu. Tel: 139 1786 6484. Web: www.drishtiyoga.net

Karma Life Yoga, 3F, 172 Pucheng Lu, near Shangcheng Lu. Tel: 5882 4388. Web: www. karmayoga.com.cn

Shanghai Yogathon

This month sees the wellness-focussed folks at Sprout Lifestyle hold their first annual Yogathon. Kimberly Ashton, Chief Sprouting Officer, spoke to Talk about the event. What’s the aim of the Yogathon? Our goal has always been to educate people so this event is about awareness building for yoga in general, as well as the teachers and studios. It would be great if we can help a few new people get into yoga, which is about more than just physical poses, but also about mindful living generally. So will it be suitable for beginners? If you are a complete beginner, then 12 classes over a weekend might be a bit overwhelming. On the other hand, it could be a fun way to try things out and if you are thinking about joining a yoga studio you can come and give it a go. The main target market is people who do practise yoga; this will be exciting for them because they get to go all out for the whole weekend. How much of it is about connecting the local yoga community? I hope we can impact the yoga community here because it’s a little dispersed. Everyone is so wrapped up in his or her own thing. As a yoga student, this is still an immature market and a lot of people don’t know about the options of where they can go and what styles of yoga are available to them. You can also meet likeminded people and make some friends. Shanghai Yogathon will be held from 21 March to 23 March, with tickets priced at RMB 1,500. Twelve classes will be available over three days, along with workshops, meals, live music and a yogi inspired food pack. Participants are free to opt in and out of any of the activities. Tickets are available from Sprout Lifestyle Store, No. 412, Surpass Court, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu. Web: www.sproutlifestyle.com. Email: events@sproutlifestyle.com

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HOT & COOL

what’sHOT what’sCOOL Tracy Wong

SHOW SOME SKIN We don't mean your own skin, but some animal skin! Every girl needs a good leopard print number, and this Oroton clutch could satisfy that need for spring. A great under the arm bag that’s elegant yet has a little sass. Find your perfect animal print accessory this spring. RMB 1,715. Oroton, Jing An Kerry Centre, Unit N2-16, Jing An Kerry Centre 1515 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Tongren Lu. Tel: 5283 0063. Web: www.oroton.com

WHIMSICAL WHITES Whites don’t have to be boring. Float into warmer weather with this silky masterpiece. Part of a larger collection by Shanghai native, Alice Yim’s silk pieces capture the balance between feminine mystique and modern practicality. RMB 1,725. Alice Yim, available at XINLELU.COM. 414 Shanxi Bei Lu, Beijing Xi Lu. Tel: 5213 3301. Web: www.xinlelu.com

LOVELY LACE Pair this pretty white top with leggings, practically any colour trousers, or even skirts! This vest is as versatile as your go to jeans. A touch of lace adds elegance and adds a girly dimension to any look. RMB 159. Forever 21, 233 Nanjing Dong Lu, near Henan Zhong Lu. Tel: 400 820 0236. Web: www.forever21.com

GO RED Red is a lucky colour in China so treasure this precious red clutch by Jerome Dreyfuss. Perfect for an afternoon lunch or a night out on the town, this python clutch is a great pop of colour to any outfit. Paired with black, white, or even denim, a pop of red takes an outfit from good to great. RMB 2,255. The Villa. 1 Taojiang Lu, near Yueyang Lu. Tel: 6466 9322. Web: www. shopthevilla.com

WILD PRINTS Don’t just leave prints to women. Men, you can wear them too! Styled with a pair of dark wash denim jeans, let this paisley print take on a whole new life. Perfect for a casual day in the office or an evening dinner out, busy prints make daywear more interesting. RMB 1,599. Ted Baker, Shanghai Avenue, Unit 211, 99 Xianxia Lu, near Zunyi Lu. Tel: 6070 7150. Web: www.tedbaker.com

WALKING ON SUNSHINE Add these cute, yellow jelly sandals to your wardrobe this spring. Perfect for an outing to the park or a mother-daughter day, these sandals remind us of our childhood. These shoes come in more than one colour, so you can find a pair to match any outfit! RMB 102. ASOS. Web: www.asos.com

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STYLE TALK

Seeing Double With

EK-Reversible Casey Hall

It’s an uncommon idea in the world of fashion – a product both eminently functional and also fashionable. But just because it’s not the dominant industry norm, doesn’t mean it isn’t possible, and the folks behind EKReversible are out to show the world how it’s done.

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hen you first see and touch the eight textural knit pieces making up EKReversible’s first collection, launched at the beginning of 2014, the quality of the materials and detailing is immediately apparent. But it wasn’t enough for Emily Keller, 27, and co-founder Manuel Garcia, 31, to make something this lovely from the outside; they decided to make it equally as beautiful on the inside, so each of the pieces can be worn both inside out and outside in. It’s a simple enough concept, but not as easy to make work in the real world. If you’ve ever turned your favourite knitted sweater inside out, you will have seen first hand where all the unseemly parts of the stitches get hidden away, but with reversible clothing there’s nowhere to hide. Luckily, Keller, an American designer with a number of year's experience in the knitwear industry, is a specialist in developing stitches, and set her mind to developing some that look good from all angles. “I thought a lot of stiches could be double-sided, very clean but quite different on both sides and I thought that should be developed more, and wanted to see the potential for where we can take that,” she explained to Talk over a steaming cup of lemon, ginger and honey tea. Not only was the idea of reversible knitwear attractive as a challenge for Keller, the added bonus of inherent sustainability also piqued her interest. “I have been looking at doing something sustainable, so it also made sense for me to explore clothing that has more than one side to it, so that can be worn a number of ways,” Keller said.

“We do think we are on the frontline of this next stage of sustainability in fashion,” Garcia, who comes to Shanghai from the Dominican Republic via New York, added. Though quick to point out the positives of fast fashion, particularly as an entry point for people around the world who may not have been able to afford particularly trendy or stylish clothing previously, both Keller and Garcia believe the world is ready to embrace quality and affordability in their wardrobes. At RMB 800 to RMB 1,000 per piece, EK-Reversible’s first collection is priced at an introductory level for now, in order to entice first time buyers to try their wares. But the brand believes that when people realise they are getting significantly better quality than what is being offered at the low end, and much better value than high-end designer clothing,

they will be back for more. “The idea of function in fashion is something we feel has been overlooked for a while and we want to capitalise on it,” Garcia said. Keller agrees, and reiterates their brand’s belief that function and fashion are compatible, rather than irreconcilable concepts. “That’s definitely one thing we are trying to prove wrong. We are trying to do something a little bit different by saying functional clothing can also be stylish and really high quality. I don’t see why it can’t be,” she said. “Especially when you have so many exorbitant prices on so many brands, I think we should expect more from our clothing and have it do more for us – and it can.” However, they both agree the idea can be taken too far. Garcia jokes, for example, that they aren’t looking to make multi-functional clothing, which could be worn as either a bag or a dress. “No!” Keller laughed. “We’re not looking to make sweaters that turn into a bag, because if you have something like that it’s going to be hard for it to fit well. But something that is a dress, which can be worn and fits the same way on both sides, that’s nice.” In the case of EK-Reversible, it most certainly is. EK-Reversible’s first collection is available at AK Collection, No. 31, Lane 1,285 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Changshu Lu. Web: www.emilykeller.co

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HEALTH & BEAUTY

K-Wave Hits Beauty Casey Hall

Don’t know your Innisfree from your Sulwhasoo? Never fear, Talk is here to give you the lowdown on the best Korean beauty products.

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rom Gangnam Style to BB Cream, Korea has been at the epicentre of many recent trends. The influence of K-Pop culture in China, because of its proximity, is even more pervasive than it is in the rest of the world. The realm of skincare and cosmetics, in particular, has seen a recent surge in interest from the Middle Kingdom. Compared to many Western beauty brands, Korean brands are their equal in technological advancements, as well as more affordable. They also have a better reputation than domestically produced cosmetic brands, which often use lower

quality ingredients or are tainted by safety scandals. Many Chinese people also believe Korean products are specifically formulated to suit Asian skin types, though the areas of efficacy often promised by Korean products – intense moisture, even skin tone, whitening (read: sun protection) and ingredients sourced from nature – can benefit all skin types. Particularly for those on a budget, Korean brands offer great value, though brands and products run the spectrum from entry level price points, right up to the luxury strata.

Mamonde BB Cream

This “beauty balm” is supremely popular in China, and it’s not hard to see why. Mamonde’s Total Solution Mineral Moisture BB Cream (with SPF 30 PA+, thanks very much) is so light and nourishing for your skin you don’t even have to remove it to sleep if you don’t want to. The formulation is surprisingly non-greasy (given the level of moisture), but it’s very thin and covers nothing in terms of imperfections. Its effect is brightening rather than concealing or covering the skin. Unfortunately, it only comes in one shade, so those with darker skin tones won’t find it an appropriate BB choice. Price: RMB 165 for 40ml. Mamonde is also available at Shanghai Parkson, as well as Yaxin Life Square, 401 Changshou Lu, near Changde Lu. Web: www.mamonde.com.cn

“Modern Love”… (Of Fitness) Jon Robinson

“I know when to go out… I know when to stay in….” (David Bowie)

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Sulwhasoo Serum

For those who wish to take skincare beyond the three step basics, your fourth step is a serum. Sulwhasoo’s First Care Activating Serum is a good choice for most skin types. It’s a little hydrating, but not too much as its ingredients – drawn from Korean traditional herbal medicine – are more focused on skin regulation leading to a more radiant face with continued usage. A Sulwhasoo consultant warned us that some people suffer breakouts when they first start using this product because their skin is unfamiliar with the herbal ingredients. She assured us, though, that all should be settled within a fortnight, and visible results will be revealed within a month. Sulwhasoo is marketed as a premium brand, so it’s not cheap, though it is competitive with similar products from Western brands, such as Lancôme and Japanese brand, Shiseido. Price: RMB 500 for 60ml. Sulwhasoo counters can be found at high-end malls and department stores around town, including Shanghai Parkson, 918 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu. Tel: 6467 7006. Web: www. sulwhasoo.com

Innisfree Face Masks

The “It’s Real” line of facemask sheets from Innisfree includes a few of our favourite things – delicious scents and intense moisture – for a very affordable price. Apply the sheet evenly to your face and leave it for ten to 20 minutes a couple of times per week for softer, more dewy-looking skin. The highlights of this range are the amazing scents – from acai berry, which brightens the skin, to avocado, an intense moisturiser, and kiwi fruit, which lessens dullness, plus many more (we are on a mission to try them all). Price: RMB 8 each or RMB 40 per pack of six. Flagship store: 139 Wujiang Lu, near Shimen Yi Lu. Web: www.innisfree.cn

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hanghai is the electric, turbo-charged, smokestack full, lightning paced, premium-brand, 21st century city I have loved calling home for more than ten years. You probably do too. Sure, the laowai will have a customary ache and moan about this or that and believe that everything is better in their home country, but really, most are having the time of their lives! Bellyaching has never been my thing and, with Ted Ligety-like reflexes, I’ve always swerved discussions of religion, politics and pollution. But lately the latter has become an unavoidable issue. Hoping the December blackout would just be a blip, as in all my time here I don’t recall anything closely resembling such levels, my frustration peaked recently when slicing through the air to Pudong airport in one of Shanghai’s finest Santana taxi cabs like an icebreaker, only to be grounded instead of jetting-off to azure skies of the deepest blue. Pollution has been shown many times to reduce life expectancy. This might sound like stating the obvious, but in order to make such a statement, many factors have to be considered: geography (obviously) as well as other factors such as socio-economic status and lifestyle habits. However, is there any proof that exercising in a polluted environment

increases adverse affects? Well, the findings of several studies are damning – overwhelmingly so in fact. One study claims that exercising for 30 minutes is just as bad as eight hours exposure to pollution whilst at rest. Such figures are convenient for headlines and environmentalists, but have to be taken with a pinch of salt; there are too many variables to make such a claim. For example, your starting physical condition plays a part; do you have immune system conditions perhaps (either known or unknown)? Asthma, for sure, is a problem as it is easily aggravated by high ozone concentration and carbon monoxide. Other factors play a part too: scientists can’t agree on whether low humidity or high humidity is a greater risk factor, but most agree that higher temperatures increase problems associated with exercising in a polluted environment. So, do you or don’t you put on your trainers and go out for a jog tonight? If you’re not planning to do any physical activity at all, then most scientists agree that this is the greater of two evils. A sedentary lifestyle is the meaner, nastierlooking dark nemesis looming overhead blocking out the sun with special bloodthickening powers. Choosing when to go out and when to stay in though, is the smarter choice. I suggest hitting the treadmill on the worst days. Jon Robinson is an Exercise Physiologist (not Personal Trainer) and co-owner of Spinback Fitness. www.spinbackfitness. com

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TECH TALK

GADGETS& Isabel Rose

Let It Breathe

The Menu Wine Breather will add a touch of class and sophistication to any gathering as it literally turns decanting on its head! Traditionally, wine decanting can take hours, and is not exactly a crowd pleaser with guests. However, with the Menu Wine Breather, you can attach the carafe to the bottleneck, turn it over and watch the show as the wine quickly spreads and splashes quickly around the sides of the decanter. Voila, aerated wine.

Filtered To Perfection

This Water Bobble aims to make every drop of water you drink better. This reusable bottle purifies water through the carbon filter as you drink it. It makes water taste better and is healthier for you. We suggest using it to filter bottled or boiled water in China -you can never be too careful. It is better and more eco friendly than sipping from a single serve plastic water bottle. Price: From RMB 60. Web: www.waterbobble.com

Price: RMB 250. Web: www.amazon.com

Digital Bookworm

The new Kindle Paperwhite really does read like a book. The new and improved whiter screen and darker text provides a greater contrast and therefore a clearer read. It also boasts all the usual features such as a long battery life – with only monthly recharges needed – and no glare in bright sunlight – perfect for beach reads! Finally, there is also a vocabulary builder where words looked up on your Kindle Paperwhite are automatically added to the devise’s memory bank. You are then able to test your knowledge on flashcards at a later date. Stupendous! Price: RMB 849. Web: www.amazon.cn

Convenient And Compatible

The TYLT VÜ Wireless Charger is an ingenious new product that can be used to charge an array of devises that support Qi technology or use Qi compatible sleeves, without using any cables. Simply pop your smartphone or tablet into the 45° TYLT VÜ cradle and it will start charging. The stand is available in green, red, blue and black. Perfect for a house with a glut of devises but, always a lack of cables. Price: RMB: 430. Web: www.tylt.com/vu, www.amazon.co.uk

App Of The Month: Wordeo

Bring your words to life with Wordeo. Create a short message on your phone and Wordeo will turn each word into a short video clip. All the clips are then strung together and a sound track is added. You are able to tweak the video by sliding through the message to choose new clips for each word. Share with other Wordeo users or by Facebook, Twitter and email. The text message is dead. Long live video messages! Price: Free. Web: www.wordeo.com

Kick Around

These Hypervenom Phantom Firm Ground Football Boots are for the attacking football strikers out there. The stud design and pattern was created with speed and agility in mind. The boots are designed for sudden changes of direction and a faster release with maximum responsiveness. Finally, the All Conditions Control (ACC) technology means that you will be able to play without any problems in any weather - great when living in changeable Shanghai. RMB: 1,689. Web: www.nike.com.cn

Healthy Heartbeats

This tiny little Withings Pulse is only 8 grams and can assist you in becoming much more productive and efficient in your everyday life. It helps to track your activity level, including the steps you’ve taken and the calories you have burnt, along with monitoring your heart rate and sleep quality. Thanks to the automatic Bluetooth synchronisation, the information is then displayed in the Health Mate app so that you can visually see your trends and improvements. Price: RMB 610. Web: www.withings.com

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AUTO TALK

Driving Godzilla Mark Andrews

Nissan is not a name that most people would associate with supercars but the GT-R can hold its own against the European competition. Godzilla, as it is nicknamed, is a monster that has a small yet dedicated band of followers in China.

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his year, the Nismo will be rolled out in various markets. However, with no Nismo available, we picked up the current top of the range premium edition from Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan. Decked out in black, the car cuts a menacing appearance with its low-slung body. There is little mistaking this beast for anything but an all out performance machine. And the limited amount of Nissan branding is telling. The badges at the front and on the steering wheel merely say GT-R. On the boot there is a Nissan badge, but this is nearly matched in size by a lower mounted model insignia.

Controls have been ergonomically designed around the driver. The dials, touch screen infotainment system and wing mirrors have all been placed at the same eye level. In a rare triumph of function over form, the whole effect of the console gives a somewhat dated appearance. At the bottom are three very old-school looking set-up switches to control transmission, shock absorbers and vehicle dynamic control – the distribution of torque between the four wheels. When on the move, the tactility of these mean you are able to make changes without taking your eyes off the road. While there are definite touches of luxury, the emphasis is on performance

rather than opulence. There is a liberal use of leather with hand stitched seats, leather trim on the steering wheel and parts of the dashboard. However, there is no sunroof, and the seven-inch touch screen is angled towards the driver giving readouts for information such as the g-force sustained in turns and braking and acceleration pressure. Seating configuration is 2+2, and like many sports cars the rear seats are only realistically usable by small children on anything but the shortest journeys. Boot space is reasonable and can supposedly accommodate two sets of golf clubs although you need to lift luggage over a high lip, making loading difficult. Power for all GT-Rs is courtesy of a hand built V6 3.8 litre twin turbo engine. Up until now, this produced a highly respectable 353kW, but in the Nismo edition this is set to rise to the blistering heights of 441kW. Crawling through town,

the engine burbles away, but put your foot down, and the speed climbs at a lightening rate. Power is delivered to all four wheels meaning incredible road holding and grip. With its low centre of gravity, Nissan claim Godzilla performs better in snowy conditions than an SUV. Controlling the power is a specially designed six-speed, dual clutch automatic gearbox. When driven as an automatic, emphasis is placed on the most efficient gear selection. Drop it into manual, and the fun really begins. Unlike many manual modes, this one does not override driver inputs, and so you really do need to change up using the paddles. This allows you to get the most out of the angry Godzilla. Prices in China start at RMB 1,505,000. Currently, the Nismo version hasn’t been officially announced for the Middle Kingdom, but will no doubt be available soon on the grey market for those with the need for speed and the cash to back it up.

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The Smiles Of Cambodia

Inside Angkor Wat

Ting Ting Lin and Eric Sweigard

Sunset at Koh Rong Samloem

A giggling child at Beng Mealea

Although Cambodia's recent history is stained with violence and political turmoil, today the country is home to a robust culture and endless natural beauty. Its people are curious about the outside world and eager to share their country with foreigners through their food or just a warm smile.

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e began our stay in Phnom Penh, the capital, which sits at the convergence of the TonlĂŠ Sap and Mekong Rivers. The city offers multiple poignant reminders of Pol Pot and his terrifying Khmer Rouge reign. Take the moving, self-guided audio tour at The Killing Fields, where a memorial to the regime's victims sits at the site of some of its most terrible atrocities. The harrowing silence in Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, housed at S-21 Prison, offers an environment for reflection and remembrance. Both sites are eerie yet essential stops for those hoping to gain an understanding of Cambodia's recent past.

Vendor at Phnom Penh Market

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For lighter attractions, check out the sprawling Royal Palace complex or stroll along Sisowath Quay, a riverfront walkway lined with restaurants and bars aimed at tourists. Sample the fried tarantulas, ant larvae stir-fry and fish amok at Romdeng; a restaurant housed in a French colonial structure, giving former street children a chance to develop skills in the hospitality industry. From the capital, we took the five-hour ride to Sihanoukville; a beach town sitting on the Gulf of Thailand in the southern part of the country. With rooms just steps from the ocean for as little as $5 a night, Sihanoukville has long been a popular stopover on the backpacker's tour. If you want a little isolation from the crowded beach scene, the tiny islands scattered off the shore offer a number of lodging options. Lazy Beach, on Koh Rong Samloem, is a tiny sliver of paradise sitting about five miles from the mainland. The resort consists of a tiny collection of bungalows on an otherwise undeveloped island. During the days, you can snorkel amongst the coral reefs, hike through the jungle to a secluded white sand beach or just lounge on your balcony's hammock. In the evening, enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal, and head to the beach to watch the thousands of hermit crabs scamper around or swim in the warm waters glowing with bioluminescence. For those who are content with amazing food, breath-taking sunsets and not much else, you will struggle to find a more idyllic place.

Angkor Air offers twice daily flights from Sihanoukville to Siem Reap; the highlight of most trips to Cambodia. For those on a limited budget, the same trip can be made on an eleven-hour overnight bus. However, we recommend the short flight. Sitting in the northwestern corner of the country, Siem Reap is the cultural and historical capital of Cambodia. Once home to the vast Khmer civilisation, the area around the city is spotted with countless ancient temples. At sunrise, head to Angkor Wat; the largest religious monument in the world. When you've snapped your pictures and the sun is up, rather than following the crowds into the temple, take a tuk tuk to Ta Prohm. At this time of day, the Tomb Raider temple, which is slowly yielding to an encroaching jungle, is virtually free of other guests. At dusk, take in Bayon, another sprawling temple adorned with hundreds of giant stone faces. Stand atop the impressive structure and marvel at how it was created over 800 years ago. For those looking for a day trip outside Siem Reap, channel your inner Indiana Jones at Beng Mealea, a crumbling temple completely overgrown by jungle. On the way back into the city, stop at Banteay Srei,


Tuk-tuk driver enjoying steamed rice in bamboo

Father and son manning their roadside stand

Royal Palace, Phnom Penh

Cambodian countryside

Faces of the Bayon Temple Banteay Srei at dusk

The beach at Koh Rong Samloem

Popular mode of transportation in Cambodia

the Citadel of Women; a stunning temple built of red limestone housing some of the most intricate carvings found anywhere in the Angkor kingdom. Once tired of temples, Siem Reap has plenty to offer those who have taken in enough culture for one trip. Pub Street, a backpacker Mecca, is lined with crowded bars offering beer for pennies. While Pub Street is great for drinks, go elsewhere for dinner. Try The Indian just around the corner for shockingly delicious Indian food or travel a little outside town to Touich for an upscale, but still affordable, take on traditional Cambodian cuisine. Cambodia is a land of contrasts. One of the world's most impoverished populations sits in the shadows of imposing monuments built by an ancient civilisation of unimaginable grandeur. An older generation remembers the horrors of an all-to-recent genocide while young Cambodians brim with confidence about the future of the rapidly developing nation. These contradictions play out on a canvass of beautiful scenery, making Cambodia a destination of unparalleled mystery and discovery. March14  TalkMagazine

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A Singapore Fling

Nyima Pratten

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ingapore is a cultural melting pot of nationalities. Just over five million people live on the small island country, yet two million of them are foreign born. The majority of the population is made up of Chinese followed by Malays, Indians, Eurasians and countless others. The cultural diversity of the people and the culture is striking for anyone who lives in Mainland China and used to the omnipresence of a single race. Singapore was always a busy port city, attracting traders from all around the world. The first Chinese settlers moved to what is now known as Singapore in the 15th and 16th centuries before the island was colonised by the British in the 19th century. Now, as currently one of the world’s leading commercial hubs, it still attracts people from all walks of life looking to make their millions. With its great healthcare, education and strong economy, it may seem like a utopian paradise, and yes, the fantastic shopping and well-rounded people are reason enough to visit. Yet if you scratch the surface of the country’s history, you will find a nation rich in culture and bursting to the seams with new and old architectural gems. Grab a map and take a walk starting from the Asian Civilisation Museum to City Hall. On your way, take in Parliament House; originally a private mansion, it is now the oldest government building in Singapore. The old fashioned building looks almost superimposed on the city’s modern skyline in the background, a small signal of the rapid change and development Singapore has witnessed in its recent history. Next, work your

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Marina Bay Sands waterfront

way up towards Makansutra Glutton’s Bay hawker market, located on the Esplanade, with a fantastic view across the water looking out to Marina Bay Sands, the famous, if slightly odd building topped by a boat. Order the famous, local chilli crab, rich in flavour and accompanied by a thick and delightfully gelatinous sauce or the oyster omelette. After satisfying your hunger, carry on to the Peranakan Museum to learn more about a unique local community formed in and around the Singapore area from the intermarriages of Chinese and Malay people. The museum is housed in a beautiful colonial style building, formally the Tao Nan Chinese School, and possesses one of the most comprehensive collections of Perenakan objects. Finish off your day by shopping at Raffles City or reflecting on your journey over a well deserved, and infamous, Singapore Sling at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel. The country’s namesake drink was actually created at the Long Bar in the early 20th century and is more popular than ever today, with hoards of people vying for a seat at the famous bar. Make sure to grab some monkey nuts and scatter your shells on the floor, as is customary.

A trip to some of the mini towns belonging to the many Singaporean residents’ countries of origin is also a worthwhile experience. Visit Arab Street and the surrounding areas, to see the impressive Masjid Sultan (Sultan Mosque) in Kampong Glam. Eat authentic Arabic food such as fresh tabbouleh, humus and kebabs along with a glass of iced tea whilst nonchalantly puffing on a shisha pipe. After eating, visit the independent, alternative clothing and textile boutiques in the narrow laneways of the Arab Quarter; a great place to while away the afternoon. Little India is an interesting expedition, especially if you visit on a Sunday evening when all of the male, Indian construction workers have a day off and congregate in the area. Although there was unrest recently between the Indian and Chinese population, a visit to Little India is still advised just so that you can eat the best masala dosa, naan bread and curry in the city before washing it all down with a mango lassi. Finally, China Town. Although not top of the list for people visiting from the Mainland, it is an essential stop for Club Street alone. Located in China Town, it is a fantastic spot for a few drinks and people watching, with patrons teaming out into the streets as a result of the year round balmy weather as well as benefitting from the relatively (for Singapore) cheap drinks. Afterwards, soak up your drink with the local dish of mee goring, fried Chinese egg noodles.

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Finally, no visit to Singapore is complete without a visit to Gardens by the Bay. This is a great place for adults and children alike. Escape into a natural playground where you are transported from the city into an exotic adventure playground. There are numerous attractions in the complex such as the Flower Dome, Cloud Forest, Supertree Grove and the Children’s Garden. Walking the OCBC Skyway, a 128-metre long walkway at a height of 22-metres connecting two Supertrees in the Supertree Grove, is a must, or dining at the 50 metre high Supertreetop Bistro for panoramic views of the surrounding area. Your lungs will feel completely cleansed after a day at the eco-friendly park, and from a stay in the Singaporean Garden City in general. Singapore is the ideal country for a short break from home, the climate, friendly environment, ubiquitous food stalls, history, culture and shopping all conspire to make you flirt with the idea of turning a fling into a lifelong love.


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Shangri-La Singapore If you are looking to stay in a secluded, luxurious environment with easy access to the rest of the city, then Shangri-La Singapore is the place for you. Shangri-La Singapore is set amongst 15 acres of landscaped gardens, and you could be forgiven for almost forgetting that you are actually in the heart of a modern day metropolis after getting lost in the bright, beautiful and fresh grounds. Consistently voted as one of the best hotels in the world, Shangri-La Singapore will not fail to disappoint. With over 40 years of operational history, this plot on Orange Grove Road was the site of the first ever Shangri-La hotel and originally only housed a few bungalows and fruit trees, some of which can still be found in the grounds today, before growing and maturing along with the city.

The recently renovated Garden Wing offers travellers a tropical welcome with a private balcony complete with a coffee table and lounge chair, perfect for admiring the views out towards the lush green surroundings of the hotel. At the heart of the Garden Wing, the three-storey, rock garden atrium serves as a bubbling oasis and sets a relaxed mood for the entire hotel. The large grounds offer a tranquil paradise and the sense of space you get when walking around the exotic gardens is extremely soothing. It is the perfect place to take a relaxing, peaceful stroll whilst viewing the 110 varieties of 133,000 plants, flowers and trees, which include ornamental flowering trees, aquatic plants, vibrant tropical flowers and shady fruit trees. There are garden tours every Friday morning available to guests who want to discover more about the local flora and fauna native to the region.

However, the large space is not devoted completely to the gardens. Those with a young family, or those who are still young at heart, should be excited to hear that the hotel has a new free-form swimming pool, three times the size of the original! If you wish to leave the luxurious sanctuary that is your room, you will find yourself only a brisk walk away from Orchard Road shopping district, a designer laden shopping Mecca, and Orchard Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) train station with great connections to the rest of the city. This particular Shangri-La is steeped in history and naturally the brand’s signature way of providing personal, dedicated attention to every single one of its guests is at the forefront of everything they do. This is the perfect place to receive some well deserved pampering. Web: www.shangri-la.com/singapore

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CITY LIVING

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Fairmont Singapore at night

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Fairmont Singapore If you want to feel the pulse of Singapore’s busy City Hall area coursing through your veins then Fairmont Singapore is the place for you. Fairmont Singapore is ideally situated at the heart of the city; the crossroads of Singapore's business, cultural, entertainment and shopping districts. With City Hall Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) train station a stones throw away, guests can conveniently make their way around the city using the low cost public transportation service. Alternatively, due to the hotel’s central location, it is possible to go on foot to numerous sightseeing destinations; not only convenient but an ideal way to get to grips with Singapore.

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Fairmont Singapore is located in the Raffles City complex and is opposite the famed Raffles Hotel and comes under the umbrella of FRHI Hotels & Resorts; a leading global hotel company with

over 105 hotels under the Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel brands. Swissotel The Stamford, also located in the Raffles City complex shares its facilities, including a state of the art gym and swimming pool, with Fairmont Singapore, offering guests the opportunity to visit any restaurant or bar run by one of the two hotels and conveniently sign the bill to their room. Guests staying at either of these hotels are able to access the impressive Raffles City for great shopping and seemingly limitless food options. Fairmont Singapore comprises 769 guestrooms and suites as well as a distinct collection of 15 restaurants and bars, the award-winning Willow Stream Spa and the cuttingedge Raffles City Convention Centre, offering 70,000 square feet of prime meeting space - all supported by the hotel's award-winning service team. The newly renovated rooms in the East Tower are beautiful and in keeping with the local culture. The purple hued rooms are based around a Peranakan theme; the artwork of the people who descended from the 15th and 16th century interracial marriages between Chinese immigrants and local women from what is now Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. This is an ideal location for guests looking for a hotel in the heart of the city with lots of food and shopping options and convenient links to the rest of the city. We suggest checking out the New Asia Bar (dubbed as one of the 50 best bars in the world), which is located on the 70th floor of the Swissotel, for fantastic views of the city. Web: www.fairmont.com/singapore

Ctrip Launches The 100 Laowai Huangshan Challenge O ur friends over at Ctrip.com are looking for participants for the “100 Laowai Huangshan Challenge” from 28 March until 30 March 2014. Ctrip is organising this event as a starting point to building a community of intrepid travellers in China. The target is to gather at least 100 people for the trip, and therefore they are offering a crazily cheap price of RMB 1,500! This price includes three days and two nights in five star accommodation, food, entrance tickets and an English-speaking tour guide (it does not, however, include transport to Huangshan). This three day, two night journey is especially for expatriates in China who wish to hike up the historical Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) together and gain a deeper understanding of the geographical area. Huangshan has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990 and in this challenge, participating hikers can conquer the mountain according to their chosen level of difficulty. For more information visit www.english.ctrip.com

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THE SHANGHAI TOUR

Whether you have guests coming into town, or if you are just looking to experience more of what the city has to offer, check out the exciting offerings from these Shanghai tour companies!

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Dig In With UnTour Shanghai’s Hands-On Dumpling Delights Tour

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he folks behind UnTour Shanghai believe that the best way to explore a new city is to eat your way through it, so they’ve created bite-sized tours to help tourists and expats get to know Shanghai, one mouthful at a time. By serving up dishes from choice local restaurants and street food stalls, their tours take the guesswork out of eating well for expats and visitors alike. Whether you’re a curious gourmand looking to explore the city’s buzzing night markets or a hungry vegetarian searching for tofu dishes not flavoured with slivers of pork, the food tour company has an urban eating adventure for you. To celebrate three years of leading guests to the city’s best-kept secrets and delicious hidden gems, UnTour launched a new four-hour interactive feast in December 2013. Small groups of no more than eight guests are led by an English-speaking guide fluent in Mandarin who tells them what’s on the menu today: dumplings. The “HandsOn Dumpling Delights” tour goes well beyond touristy spots such as Din Tai Fung or Yang’s Fried Dumplings to present jiaozi in their many diverse forms. Essentially China’s comfort food, dumplings have been eaten in the Middle Kingdom for more than 2,000 years and they’ve been perfected by Chinese chefs over the past couple of millennia. The sheer variety of these versatile snacks available in Shanghai is staggering, and the tour offers an edible primer on the regional differences around the country. As they walk through the leafy, tranquil streets of the former French Concession, guests learn how to slurp xiaolongbao like the Shanghainese, tuck into bowls of steaming wonton soup from the southern port city of Putian and devour plates of hearty boiled dumplings from Manchuria. A guotie tasting offers a perfect opportunity to learn about street food, and there’s an added non-dumpling stop at a family-owned jianbing stall to mix it up. But what really sets this experience apart is an hourlong cooking class where guests make memories along with a plate of shengjianbao. With the help of a Shanghainese chef, guests learn the art of folding the local pork-stuffed bun. From preparing the juicy meatball interior to pinching the dough top to create a leak-free seam, guests – armed with a detailed recipe – take home the skills to recreate their experience at home in their own kitchen. Guests will also tour a bustling wet market to learn how to shop like the Shanghainese.

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In addition to all the tasty morsels of knowledge served up by the experienced guide, UnTour also provide an indispensable welcome pack. Crammed with information about the best foreigner-friendly (but still authentic) restaurants around town, the packet gives diners hungry for more empowering tools to inspire them to try out street food stalls and hole-in-the-wall restaurants around town. The packet also includes recipes and helpful websites to get guests started on their own path to eating like a local, whether they’re just in town for a couple days or have been living in Shanghai for years. The Hands-On Dumpling Delights tour takes place every Saturday at 10am, and private tours are available upon request. The tour lasts about four hours and includes about three kilometers of walking. Guests meet on the sidewalk outside the Hengshan Picardie Hotel (534 Hengshan Lu, near Wanping Lu) in the former French Concession. The cost is RMB 550 per person and is all-

inclusive, including UnTour Shanghai Welcome Pack, guide fees, cooking class and all food and transport during the UnTour. They also send each guest a RMB 200 Uber Code to provide a complimentary ride to the tour meeting point, so guests can arrive in style in the private car company’s sleek black town cars. UnTour Shanghai. Tel: 186 1650 4269. Email: info@untourshanghai.com. Web: www. untourshanghai.com


Become A Chef With Cook In Shanghai

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Chinese cooking class in Shanghai is the perfect activity to send any visitor on, or a great way for you, along with your guest, to learn more about Shanghainese food culture and home cooking. Learning how to use local ingredients, recipes and cooking techniques will give you a real insight into life in the city, which you may have overlooked. You will also be taught how to pick the best and freshest ingredients, and learn about the nutritional value of your dishes, which is extremely beneficial. The cooking class’ menus are constantly rotating and guests are also able to request which dishes they would like to make. The class begins with a visit to a local wet market to buy the ingredients that will be used later in the day, where you will learn how to select and bargain for your fresh produce. Next up, it is back to the kitchen to prepare the meal. Cook In Shanghai’s teacher will explain the basics of Chinese food covering everything from basic seasoning and

cooking methods to the links between food and Traditional Chinese Medicine. After this introduction, the class will learn how to make three different dishes before finally getting the chance to enjoy the fruits of their labour by dissecting the dish over Chinese tea. Finally, all students will be sent home with recipe cards stating the English, pinyin and Chinese characters for the names of each ingredient. We suggest taking notes throughout the class so you are able to recreate the dishes at home! Group classes start from RMB 299 per person. Classes include a wet market tour, ingredients, recipe booklet and a maximum of six students per group. On Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, classes start at 2pm and last until 5:30pm. On Tuesdays and Thursdays classes start at 10am and last until 1pm. Visit www.cookinshanghai.com or email contact@cookinshanghai.com for more information.

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Explore New Frontiers With Newman Tours

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f you can read Chinese, you'll find that the man who commissioned Yu Yuan Gardens was notorious for all the wrong reasons. If you know where to look in the French Concession, you can find stunning Art Deco interiors and winding back alleys steeped in colonial history. And if you have a few weeks to spare, you can bring yourself fairly up to date on all the latest theories about what the future has in store for China. The trouble is, however, that most of us can't read Chinese very well, wouldn't know where to begin a search for Shanghai's hidden architectural gems and simply don't have time to keep up to date with the piles of books that are published each year about China's future. That is where Newman Tours come in; perfect for newbies in town, expats desperate to learn more or visiting tourists. Newman Tours can help their guests really understand the city we live in on a deeper level. For the last four years, their team of bilingual researchers and native English speaking guides have been putting together informative and entertaining tours that help time-limited tourists and exhausted expats to better understand China's history, culture and potential future. This is the perfect trip to send your loved one out on for the day if you are busy, or join in with a cultural, hassle free activity. Newman Tours draw upon both Chinese and English resources to find the most accurate and interesting content. This content is then turned into an easy to follow set of narratives by Newman Tours’ team of native English speaking guides, all of whom have degrees in Chinese Studies and speak excellent Mandarin. As such, you can ask almost any question, or even test their knowledge, and

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receive a clear and well-informed answer. Guides also use iPads with illustrative photos, videos, interactive games, including Chinese Chess, and Astrology readings, to enhance their tours. They also include activities such as Water Calligraphy, Chinese Fortune Sticks and Chopstick Pickpocketing. Also available, are family friendly experiences such as Kung Fu, Ghost and Gangster Tours, for example. These are particularly good for parents who want their children to learn about China in a unique and interesting way in order to keep their attention throughout. For guests who are short of time for any reason, Newman Tours' Tailored Best of Shanghai Tour enables guests to see the very best that the city has to offer in the most efficient way possible. A guide will pick guests up from a location of their choosing in an air conditioned private vehicle with seatbelts and a Chinese chauffeur; take them to see the highlights of whichever of the tours they like; and then drop them off wherever they want to finish. First time visitors normally opt to see the highlights of the Bund, French Concession and Ancient Shanghai Tours, but those who have already seen the most famous sites can instead choose from the Bird & Flower Market, Antiques Market, Jewish Ghetto, Marriage Market, Shanghai Museum, Shanghai World Financial Centre, Delicious Chinese Meal or Gangster Tours. Tours start from RMB 190 per adult and are available on a public or private basis all year round. Newman Tours also offer tours in and around Hangzhou, Suzhou, Beijing, Xi’an and the ancient water town of Zhujiajiao. Contact info@newmantours.com or visit www. newmantours.com to learn more.


Travel Shanghai In A Vintage Sidecar With Insiders

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hanghai is a city that one must earn: you can live here a decade and still sometimes stumble upon an old lane near to your block that you never knew existed or an amazing hole-in-the-wall dumpling stall which you had not noticed before. However, the guys at Shanghai Insiders have been doing their homework for you and will take you off the beaten track to show you different aspects and regale you with anecdotes about the city. Everybody in Shanghai should experience an off the beaten path adventure with Insiders at least once, and it is an impressive tour for any out-of-town guests. The spectacle of the skyscraper loving, fast paced, modern metropolis, juxtaposed with a vintage sidecar steeped in Chinese history weaving in and out of enchanting shikumen or art deco areas, is sure to fascinate anyone. Furthermore, feeling the sturdy, vintage sidecar’s engine chugging below you, with the wind blowing in your face, is sure to excited even the most cynical of passengers; just make sure to wear multiple layers. The concept of their tours is that there are no tours: Have a chat with your private Insider just before the journey starts and they will tailor make a route to meet your expectations, areas of interest and knowledge of the city. Most of the Insiders on the team are long-term expats who have joined the company purely to get to know the city better and to share their existing love for it. Until the end of March, Insiders run hot wine tours, which include free mulled wine on all two and four hour expeditions. Tours are by sidecars only and are kid-friendly with adult and children’s helmets available. During the colder months, fur hats and heated seats are also thrown in.

Multilingual guides, insurance, Taittinger champagne (RMB 400), pick up point of your choosing, a video of the tour using a GoPro (RMB 550) and corporate branding are all additional extras. Prices are charged by sidecar (two passengers plus one Insider) and start from RMB 800 for one hour, RMB 1,500 for two hours and RMB 2,00 for four hours. As Insiders are such fans of Talk Magazine, they are promising to throw in a nice surprise for any readers when making a booking in March and April (mention Talk when making your booking people!). Insiders also offer Xi'an getaway weekenders where guests stay overnight in a cave dwelling that the company has just purchased. During the weekend trip, guests also get to visit a panda rescue centre, see China's oldest Christian monument and indulge at a surprisingly good winery. Two day to four-week tours in Yunnan by jeep or sidecar are also available, however, we suggest booking early as Insiders limits itself to 60 tourists per year to ensure that they do not leave a negative impact on the environment or remote communities that they visit. Sustainable tourism at its best. For more information call 138 176 169 75 or email book@insidersexperience.com

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Enter The Dragon (Trip)

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f you have guests visiting you for a prolonged period, you may not have the time, or indeed the energy, to take them on a guided tour of the country – enter The Dragon Trip! You can send your visitors off to explore the rest of China, safe in the knowledge that they are being looked after on a fully comprehensive and value for money trip which calls in on the most interesting and exciting sites in the Middle Kingdom – backpacker style. The people over at The Dragon Trip promise the possibility of waking up every morning to a new China. We suggest one of their 18-day tours starting and ending in Shanghai. Guests are accompanied by an English-speaking guide on every step of the journey, and it is certainly not your typical guided circuit with tourist traps around every corner. The company was founded by a young, British backpacker who felt that there was a lack of opportunities for visitors, who didn’t speak the local language, to experience an authentic adventure outside Shanghai’s urban-glitz; he therefore started a company dedicated to showing tourists, who want to experience China through a fresh lens - “real China”. The Dragon Trip guarantees travellers an exhilarating and transformative experience. With seven stops in total (Shanghai – Yangshuo – Sichuan – Xian – Shaolin – Beijing – Hangzhou and other tours also including Fujian, Macau and Hong Kong), activities range across the board, and across the country. Camp out on a deserted portion of the Great Wall, spend some time honing Kung Fu skills in Shaolin or enjoy breath-taking scenery and heart-stopping thrills, including deep water soloing, in Yangshuo. With each destination connected by night train, guests cover over 6,000km without wasting any daylight travelling; and discover the numerous cultures and dishes along the way. Don’t know what’s on the menu? The Dragon Trip will have you ordering for yourself in no time with the free Mandarin language lessons en route. To top it all off, the tour is fun – really fun. In fact, The Dragon Trip will ensure that any night is properly celebrated, Drunken Dragon style; perfect for enthusiastic and outgoing travellers who have perhaps come to the country on their own but who are looking to make friends.

town visitors on the tour, but this adventure has whetted your appetite for a tour of China, it’s not a problem! You can join your visiting friends during their tour, or just give yourself a weekend away! Escape Shanghai for one of the highlights such as a BBQ and camp-out at the Wild Wall in Beijing (RMB 888 not including transportation to Beijing), or if you’re feeling like an eco-getaway, a trip to Yangshuo’s adventure laden cliffs and rivers (4 days for RMB 1,488, all inclusive from Shanghai). Well known amongst the backpacking circuit for affordability, The Dragon Trip sets off every Monday from the Phoenix Hostel, Shanghai, from March to November. A variety of other tours are also available. Contact info@thedragontrip.com or visit www.thedragontrip. com for more information.

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The famous Shanghai Brewery is well known amongst the local expat community. With great beers brewed right next to your seat, hearty food and sport matches on the televisions, it is always a safe bet. Although it might be noisy and hard to find the waiters during peak time, the atmosphere is worth the wait. Even if you are not a big beer lover, their pizzas, burgers and steaks will make you crave another visit. Shanghai Brewery. 15 Dongping Lu, near Hengshan Lu. Tel: 3461 0717. Web: www.shanghaibrewery.com

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A cross between an organic restaurant and marketplace, all the produce that Green & Safe sell and serve come directly from Kunshan Organic Farm. It’s difficult not to fall instantly in love with this place at the sight of their bright, spacious store, big wooden farmhouse table and all kinds of salads, tempting pastries and home style breads. Green & Safe. 5 Dongping Lu, near Hengshan Lu. Tel: 5465 1288

6 D.O.C Gastronomia Italiana

From just walking past this eatery, you will be enveloped by a strong aroma of Italian cuisine and be impressed by their modern, industrial style. The name D.O.C stands for Denominazione di Origine Controllata, a set of Italian laws enacted in 1955 to protect the names, origins, production methods and characteristics of Italian food and wine; the purpose being to protect the tradition and quality of Italian produce. The ethos of this law is embedded into the heart of everything at D.O.C Gastronomia Italiana, which claims to be the most outrageously Italian pizzeria, bar and restaurant in Shanghai. D.O.C Gastronomia Italian. 5 Dongping Lu, near Hengshan Lu. Tel: 6473 9394. Web: www.docitalian.com

Built in 1928, this French Renaissance style building was once the Soong family’s mansion. Ten years ago, Chinese movie “Leaving Me, Loving You” was shot in the house. The sense of history makes a visit to Sasha’s extremely memorable. Drinking or dining here is an exploration into the area’s glorious past. Sasha’s. 11 Dongping Lu, near Hengshan Lu. Tel: 6474 6628 Web: www.sashas-shanghai.com

3 Phonepha, The French Tailor

This is the perfect store for those looking for decent tailoring in the city. Founded in Paris, The French Tailor has been operating in Shanghai since 2003. Top quality materials are the name of the game here and, naturally, your suit will be made to measure. An appointment is highly recommended.

7 Madison Café If you are a coffee lover, or just looking for something unique, then Madison Café is the right place for you. This little café serves over 80 types of coffee from all over the world. All the beans are imported directly from their country of origin allowing you to turn getting your daily fix into an adventure around the globe in cups of coffee. Madison Café. No. 2, 105 Dongping Lu, near Hengshan Lu. Tel: 6403 6658

The French Tailor. 7 Dongping Lu, near Hengshan Lu. Tel: 5465 2468. Web: www.thefrenchtailor.com

8 CM Feiyue 4 Zen Lifestore and Zen Café

Zen Lifestore offers items and trinkets that integrate Chinese and Western elements. A wide variety of products are available, ranging from aromatherapy items to neo-vintage furnishing. After rummaging on the ground floor, climb the stairs to visit the second floor and enjoy a cup of coffee at Zen Café, whilst appreciating the exclusive products from over 40 designer brands. The furniture and crockery at this café have all been selected from Zen’s own collection.

Zen Lifestore and Zen Café. 7 Dongping Lu, near Hengshan Lu. Tel: 6437 7390. Web: www.zenlifestore.com

Shoe Store

This small store provides sneakers, canvas shoes and sports shoes from the famous and ever popular local old brand, Feiyue. The store provides it customers with good quality shoes, warm service and unbelievably low prices. If you are tired of Adidas, Nike and Converse, this is a great alternative. Make sure you don’t miss the hidden door. CM Feiyue Shoe. No. 15, 2 Dongping Lu, near Hengshan Lu Tel: 136 7188 2040.

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A Conceptual [De]Generation Casey Hall

OCAT Shanghai’s current exhibition brings together ten of China’s finest young artists and examines, not just who they are and the work they are producing now, but how they got here – as individual artists and (an often-maligned) generational group.

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experience and outlook than their forebears were at this stage of their careers. Given all this, it would be easy to categorise them as some of the best and brightest of a new generation of Chinese contemporary artists. Depending on your point of view, it also wouldn’t be a stretch for the bodily fluid focused work of Ma Qiusha and Chen Zhou, or the scientific laboratory and

disease fixation of Lu Yang’s works, to be labelled degenerate. But, according to OCAT Shanghai art director, Mariagrazia Costantino, whether or not they are the creative leaders of their generation or a group of degenerates bringing down the firmament of Chinese contemporary art, is beside the point. “I think this type of labelling is forced,” she told Talk. “What these artists share is basically a strong sense of critique and sarcasm – it’s disillusioned, but not really bitter. They’re actually quite playful.” The ten artists have been allowed to set up a mini solo show in the larger exhibition space, with each showing three to six pieces from the course of their still developing careers. Despite the hesitance of a few artists, who would prefer some of their earlier works to be left forever behind, Costantino was insistent that they show their earlier pieces, believing that showing the progress of each artist would be a more instructive exhibit. “Many artists don’t actually show this. They may have started with a certain vision or focus and then they have developed it - not necessarily abandoned it,” she said. “They might start as painters, then

move on to doing video, photography or installation. None of these artists care so much about the language or the medium they used. They are more focused on the idea or the concept.” With OCAT Shanghai being multi-media art bent, it’s no surprise the dominant medium on show at “Degeneration” is video, though there are also plenty of photographs, diagrams and the odd installation to go along with the avant-garde video works. “We have a focus on multi-media art but we are not looking at multi-media art at all costs. We are looking for pieces that are interesting. The main thing behind this is to tell a story or to show a process,” Costantino said. “To me it makes sense they use video. It’s a very flexible technology; it’s quick, they can add things in postproduction and in many ways have more control and is more useful for what they want to say. It allows them to show layers and complex ideas within a single work.”

Wang Chunli @ Gallery G1

“Beauty and Violence” @ LWH Gallery

“Degeneration” runs until 23 March (except Mondays) at OCAT Shanghai, 1,016 Suzhou Bei Lu, near Wen'an Lu. Web: www.ocat.com.cn

ART NEWS Li Xiaofei @ OV Gallery

“Crabs and Chocolate” is the latest iteration in Li Xiaofei’s “Assembly Line” project, which began in 2010. In the process of investigating the nature of the industrial, Li has visited hundreds of factories in the Yangtze River Delta Region, and then in 2013, he travelled from Norway to the South Island of New Zealand photographing factories producing cigarettes, chocolates, as well as a king crab fishing operation and a hydropower plant. “Crabs and Chocolate” runs until 26 March (except Mondays) at OV Gallery, Room 207, Bldg 4A, 50 Moganshan Lu, near Aomen Lu. Tel: 6217 3881. Web: www.ovgallery.com

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Chen Linggang & Liang Weiyuan @ Art+ Shanghai Gallery “Between the Lines: Reading Chen Linggang and Liang Weiyuan” is an example of contemporary works on canvas. For both of these artists, the process is just as important as the final product. Rhythmic repetition and spatial structuring in the production process are mirrored in the final visual representation. Paying homage to the past, the two Chinese artists reference the symbolism inherent in Chinese cultural heritage. “Between the Lines” runs until 20 April (except Mondays) at Art+ Shanghai Gallery, Embankment Building, G/F, 370 Suzhou Bei Lu. Tel: 5608 6067. Web: www. artplusshanghai.com

Wang Chunli takes centre stage with this, his first solo exhibition, “Let It Be”. Using camera, computer and brush, the Chongqing native is known for a strong personalised technique and style. The atmospheric works have both a sense of a story and nostalgia. When the picture eventually appears in its final painted form, we can then construct a new context, subject and meaning. His blurred, faint and blotchy images possess a haunting, melancholic beauty. “Let It Be” runs until 15 April (except Monday and Tuesday) at G1 Gallery, 751 Yichang Lu, near Zhenping Lu. Tel: 152 1430 5725

In honour of International Women’s Day on 8 March, LWH presents “Beauty and Violence”; a group show that simultaneously aims to educate about the overt and covert violence levelled at women in this day and age, as well as celebrating the beauty in all forms of womanhood. The show brings together multi-disciplinary works from female artists based around Asia, all of whom challenge the traditional female/ feminine mould. “Beauty and Violence” runs from 8 March to 30 March (except Mondays) at LWH Gallery, Room 102, Building 14, 50 Moganshan Lu, near Aomen Lu. Tel: 187 0171 7975. Web: www.lwhgallery.com


THE SCENE

DINING OUT

New & Noted T For Thai

Jamie Barys

What: Upscale Thai cuisine from the team behind Cuivre Where: 2/F, 1,502 Huaihai Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu. Tel: 6437 9633 Why: It’s Southeast Asian food done beautifully

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’ll admit I was sceptical when the French owners of Cuivre announced their plans to open a Thai restaurant, but then again, foreign commandeering of the cuisine is an international trend. Since Chef David Thompson received a Michelin star for Nahm, heated debates have raged over who – Thai or farang interlopers – is really bringing back the Land of Smiles’ gastronomic authenticity. Determined to do well by the cuisine, Cuivre’s chef-owner, Michael Wendling, spent at least a few days a month in Bangkok over the past half year, training with a former chef of the Thai royal family and supping on street food to authenticate his palate. It worked. To drive home the restaurant’s credibility, the designers threw subtlety to the wind. Elephants and tuk tuks feature heavily, and an emerald jungle is projected onto a black bar-cum-mutable canvas. An oceanblue lounge hung with wicker chairs is tucked away at the back; a smart predinner stop as the food practically flies out of the kitchen once you’re at the table. Try

the lemon tangerine tumbler (RMB 68) spiked with cloves and vanilla, a tropical drink worth savouring. The menu never veers into fusion territory, but still goes well beyond Shanghai’s Thai restaurant comfort zone with fresh-faced dishes like meng kham (RMB 68). Typically served street-side in a plastic bag stuffed with pork neck and spicy condiment wraps, the smoky meat is given a dramatic (and delicious) makeover for the table. Lon gabi (RMB 78) simmers shrimp paste with coconut cream and shallots, creating a thick fragrant paste almost like Thai artichoke dip,

Jumbo Seafood Restaurant

Why: Singapore’s national dish has arrived

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n entire menu of slow-cooked items? Sure, it's gimmicky. But here's the secret about gimmicks: When they are pulled off, they're usually outstanding. A household name in Singapore since it opened in 1987, Jumbo serves more than 1.4 tonnes of chilli crab daily at its five outlets around the city-state. Now

Classics, like pad Thai (RMB 78) have also earned a place at the table. Tom kha gai (RMB 68), sweet coconut soup with tender strips of chicken, is served in a deep bowl for easy sharing. And the lip-tingling slow burn of gaeng kiew wan gai (RMB 78) makes it one of the spiciest iterations of green curry in town. Often, local ingredients just can’t reach the kitchen’s high standards, so they rely on imports to ensure quality. Koa-new moon

mamuang (sticky rice - RMB 48) is only served when the seasonal Thai mangoes are sweet enough. In the pad grapow (RMB 88) the succulent stir-fried beef is Australian, and its marbled meat refines the fresh holy basil and sautéed shallot flavours. Balance is a crucial aspect of Thai cuisine, and the kitchen nails the complex flavour combinations in almost every dish we tried. Sure, it’s slightly pricier than your typical Southeast Asian offering in Shanghai, but when you factor in the ambience, service and quality ingredients, it’s a steal.

Jamie Barys

What: Crustaceans and more from the Lion City Where: iAPM Mall, 5/F, #502, 999 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Xiangyang Nan Lu. Tel: 6466 3435. Web: www. jumboseafood.com.sg

and serves it with seared calamari and raw Thai eggplant and radish for dunking.

the brand has left the island, bringing with it the signature crab (and Singapore’s national dish) to the first international location, Shanghai. Although Jumbo’s average-looking entrance might be tucked away on the fifth floor of iAPM, the interior matches its sizeable name, with seating for at least 200 diners in a main dining room flanked by private rooms. Overhead, a school of sculpted golden fish escorts guests past decadent wine cellars and aquariums

teeming with suggestive geoduck, rubberbanded lobsters and, of course, crab. In the mammoth dining room, the décor skews local, with ornate golden chandeliers illuminating white tablecloths laid with crystal ware, satin napkins and freshly-cut flowers. It’s all a little over the top, but the reservation book is packed with Shanghainese diners weeks in advance, so it’s working. The menu focuses on Singaporean seafood specialties, from cereal prawns (RMB 108) to deep-fried scallops with Chinese pear (RMB 128). In the former, plump spicy prawns coated in Nestum wheat flakes are fried then tossed with chilli and curry leaves. An adventure in taste and texture, the combination is at

first bite bewildering, but quickly becomes intriguing and then oddly addictive. When the crabs arrive, the fun really begins. Bibs and leg crackers are distributed to the table, and jugs of Tiger (RMB 80) are poured. The mud crabs that serve as the base of the dishes run RMB 400 per jin and come pre-cracked for easy access. Sautéed in butter, the roasted black pepper crab is meaty and blazing, much spicier than its chilli sauced counterpart. A distinctly Singaporean dish, the chilli crab is a mishmash of cultures and flavours, just like the tiny city-state itself. Nearly a dozen Southeast Asian spices make up the sauce, including Indian turmeric, Malay candlenuts and Chinese fermented bean paste, all stirred with ketchup (from the Brits). A beaten egg is coddled into the sizzling sauce, lacing it with silken strands. Served with golden mantou (RMB 20 for five buns) for dipping, Jumbo’s crab proves that fusion really can be greater than the sum of its parts. The service needs work – waiters seem flummoxed by the simple concept of putting a tray down – and the banquet hall design is standoffish, but Jumbo makes up for its pitfalls with some of the best seafood in town. Thanks to a centralised kitchen and some tried-and-true standard operating procedures from their corporate HQ, Jumbo’s food quality stays the same across borders, a feat that not many international restaurants can brag about when they arrive in China. March14  TalkMagazine

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DINING OUT

Food For Thought

Jamie Barys

Pasta Lab

Each month, our dining columnist gives you all the news that’s fit to dish. Find out the newest hotspots and the latest closings, as well as the tastiest events in town for March.

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et ready for a side of government involvement with your dinner. After closing several popular night markets last year, the Shanghai Food & Drug Administration is planning to build ersatz Shilin Night Markets in Shanghai’s outer suburbs come late summer or early fall. With government-issued sanitary certificates in tow, these hawkers will have access to running water and electricity. While it sounds like good news for the city’s digestive health, it probably means your favourite chaomian guy will be chased out of your neighbourhood by the chengguan in the next couple months.

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Not to be outdone by the FDA, the local police department set up a “Food Safety Detective Division” to crack down on all those unlicensed vendors, as well as the purveyors of the headline-grabbing fake steamed buns and rat meat hotpot. Part of Premier Li Keqiang’s edict to make food safety a priority, the task force also means upgrading safety protocols when it comes to chicken to help prevent the spread of bird flu. All that food safety awareness is good news for newly-opened Dos Locos (B1, #11, Kerry Center, 1,515 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Changde Lu. Tel: 6218 7887). The best Chipotle knock-off we’ve seen in Shanghai (from the guys behind Piro) is marketing

Jean Georges

its “honest ingredients” and open sourcing at the burrito shop. Keep an eye out next month for their new fried chicken joint – Captain Rooster – just a few doors down from Piro. There’s talk of pairing the Southern classic with champagne, as well as craft beers. Not to be confused with Piro, Piri Piri (5 Wuxing Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu. Tel: 3461 6682) is fresh on the scene and also peddling chicken, but in the form of the Mozambique-Portuguese dish of the same name. Coquille (29 Mengzi Lu, near Madang Lu), the Vietnamese-French seafood bistro from John Liu of Scarpetta, is finally soft-opened after months of delay.   Yongkang Lu’s Handle Bar (50 Yongkang Lu, near Jiashan Lu) officially reopened last month after a bit of a revamp that included hiring a new bartender (with some delicious signature cocktails) and Shanghai Pickleback Co adding Oh My Kebabs, which sells exactly what you’d expect from the name. And as always, the onslaught of new Italian restaurants in Shanghai continues. Perhaps you’ve tried Grappa (3/F, #S3-5, Jing’an Kerry Center, 1,515 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Changde Lu) in the HKG airport or Pacific Place mall. Now Hong Kong’s popular spot for casual Italian dining since 1990 will open in Shanghai in April. Also from the SAR and opening in April is El Pomposo (L4-408, iAPM mall, 999 Huaihai Lu, near Xiangyang Lu); a Spanish restaurant with a sprawling terrace. Pasta Lab (1106 Wuding Lu, near Yanping Lu. Tel: 181 1631 8495) showcases freshly-made noodles in a build-it-yourself bowl, with your choice of strands, flavours and sauces. It’s not worth a trip, but if you work nearby, go for the lunch sets (RMB 55 for soup, pasta and soft drink). We’re

still waiting on House of Lasagna (174 Xiangyang Nan Lu, near Fuxing Lu) to open, but in the meantime we have newlylaunched La Cucina di Gnocchi (1,216 Dingxi Lu, near Anhua Lu. Tel: 6211 8552) for all our pasta-specific dining needs. If you prefer your noodles from China, try Shui Hu Xiao Guan (Yanqing Lu, near Donghu Lu). The Anhui-style noodle lunch sets start at RMB 38 and include a side and freshly squeezed juice – if you go down the street to Element Fresh, your whole juice would cost more than this homestyle meal. Beijing’s favourite Persian restaurant Rumi is opening on the corner of Xinle Lu and Shanxi Lu come early April. They tend to clean up at the capital’s restaurant awards, and if you’ve ever tried their kebabs, you’ll understand why. After you read our review of T for Thai on page XX, get excited for Michael Wendling’s other new concept. The chef behind Cuivre (1,502 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu. Tel: 6437 4219) is opening a bar next door. Sticking with the elemental theme, it’s called Cu2+ (the chemical symbol of the copper ion), and is opening in early March. More details about Jean Georges’ new spot – opening in late April/early May - have emerged. Named Chi-Q (2/F, Three on the Bund, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu), it will feature kimchi, Korean barbecue, seafood and shochu. Expect a late April opening. If you haven’t already, start following Shanghai Pickleback Co on Instagram (@ shpickleback). They’ll be announcing the location of their St Patrick’s Day pop-up via the photo app, so go join the legions of spicy brine followers and become one of the hipster insiders.


Alternative Eats: Realicious Tracy Wong

We delve deep into Shanghai’s food underbelly to give you an alternative view of the city’s dining scene.

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owadays gluten, peanut and milk intolerance is fairly common and choosing to cut out these certain items for health reasons is widely accepted. However, finding a store or restaurant in Shanghai, which serves fare that is safe for those with these specific allergies or requirements, is another battle altogether. Filling the gap for those with dietary restrictions and allergies, or health conscious eaters, is Realicious; providing nut butters with a big protein punch. Founded by Texas native, Elizabeth Liu, out of necessity after discovering that her two sons were allergic to milk, Liu decided to take matters into her own hands to ensure that her family had the healthiest upbringing in Shanghai she could possibly provide. From this mission, Realicious was born. Liu’s process is the first of its kind in Asia. When making her almond butter spread, she soaks the almonds for a minimum of 12 hours before dehydrating them. By soaking the nuts before dehydrating, it allows for tannin acid in the almond peel to break down, making it easier for the body to absorb all of the nutrients nuts have to offer. After they are dehydrated, they are ready to be ground up into the creamy nutty spread we are all going to become familiar

with. Nothing else is added, and all of Liu’s spreads are 100% natural. Furthermore, except for toasting the sunflower seeds in sunflower seed butter, all the spreads are completely raw. Specialising in making nut and seed butters with milk alternatives, Realicious fills a very unique niche in Shanghai’s food scene. Not only are the nut and seed butters usable in cooking, they are also perfect for spreading on a piece of toast or for substituting into a PB and jelly sandwich. Kid friendly, adult friendly – what’s not to love? Her current nut and seed butter offerings include some expected and unexpected flavours. In addition to

almond butter, which is naturally rich in fibre, vitamins, minerals and has great effects on skin, Liu also uses cashews and sunflower seeds. Cashew butter provides a great dose of magnesium that can help to build strong bones, while also helping to eliminate headaches, lowers blood pressure and can help prevent heart attacks. Additionally, Realicious sunflower seed butter is an excellent source of

vitamin E and can help to heal and protect skin. Sunflower seeds are so high in nutrients that just a spoonful of Realicious’ butter contains 62% of the daily value for vitamin E. A great addition for individuals with naturally low protein diets, like vegetarians and vegans, Liu’s nut and seed butters are an easy way to add extra protein and nutrients to any diet. Liu’s passion for striving to give her family the healthiest and most nutritious meals has given her the opportunity to help others in the city to lead a healthier lifestyle. While she relies heavily on word of mouth now, Liu’s products speak for themselves. In addition to taking orders through www.kateandkimi.com, Realicious is on Taobao and can be shipped almost anywhere in China!

Democratising Wine in China Casey Hall

FancyCellar is more than simply a local e-commerce platform offering value for money wines – it’s a community of wine lovers looking to go beyond the major labels and make wine a part of their everyday lives.

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aunched a year ago by founding partners, Bertrand Moreau and Sophie Benchimol, both originally from France, the main idea behind FancyCellar was to create a community interested in learning about wine, buying wine and, in particular, buying mid-priced wines that aren’t easily accessible in the Chinese market. “At the beginning, our first objective was to democratise wine in China because many people want to know more and, at the same time, many people in China believe good wine means expensive wine,” Benchimol explained. “So we decided to source, import and distribute the wine ourselves with no middlemen, so you can see we can bring you good value for money wine.” In their role as “virtual sommeliers” for their customers, the FancyCellar duo has travelled to dozens of wineries and tasted hundreds of wines, to ensure everything on the website is up to standard – as well as being affordable, with an average price point of RMB 200. “On our website, we already do the selection for you, we only have good

value for money products, only safe bets. We guarantee you cannot go wrong with this selection,” Moreau said. Membership to the FancyCellar website is free and gives customers a range of educational opportunities, including regular wine tastings, as well as benefits, when they recruit new members. If a new member you have invited signs up and makes a purchase, whether they spend RMB 100 or RMB 1,000, you receive a RMB 58 credit on your account and your friend will receive RMB 28 after their first order ships. Already boasting several thousand members, the FancyCellar combination of value, quality and information (each wine listed on the website is accompanied by reams of information about its region, varietal, producer and characteristics), seems thus far to be a winning one – though according to the company’s founders, there’s still quite a way to go in spreading the good

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word about wine in China. “The biggest challenge for our business is to make people understand the value of the wine. The brand is so important in China and wine is a complex product with vintage, grape variety, producer, region, it can be really difficult to make people understand the value beyond the famous brand name,” Moreau said. With this French duo at the helm, the mission of bringing a certain joie de vivre to Chinese consumers’ relationship with wine is at the forefront of almost everything FancyCellar does. “[In China], buying a bottle of wine means you are sophisticated. It’s still

FancyCellar has teamed up with Talk to offer readers an exclusive discount of 20 per cent on all wines. Simply enter the discount code: FANCYTALK on the checkout page and the discount will be applied automatically. FancyCellar offers next day delivery in Shanghai and accepts cash on delivery payments.

about showing off, but that’s changing,” Benchimol told Talk. “In France, wine is part of our culture and we drink wine with almost every meal, but we don’t drink crazy expensive wines. We want to democratise wine in China by making people understand that wine isn’t just Lafite.” Web: www.fancycellar.com

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THE SCENE

NIGHT TALK

Bar Sifón

Nyima Pratten

trendy Barcelona. The continental theme is carried on through the modern décor with one wall brimming with treasures including a selection of the bar’s namesake, old fashion sifóns lovingly transported back from Spain, an old fashioned gramophone, radio and video recorder along with a host of European posters. The other walls are covered in a collage of bright, fun prints including an English gentleman in a top hat, dancing sifóns and multiple reproductions of Hokusai’s, The Great Wave of Kanagawa; all suggesting the playful nature of a bar that doesn’t take itself too seriously and which caters to those looking for a good time. We were surprised by the low drink prices for such an upmarket establishment. We were also happy to see the small diagrams depicting the type of glass you will receive your tipple in. This makes it possible to choose a drink according to how thirsty you are or, for the ingenious ones amongst us, enabling patrons to calculate how much bang for their buck they will get with each cocktail. We chose new bar manager Michael Liu’s signature cocktail, Angel’s Delight (RMB 58), a light pink cocktail with a girly mix of gin, Grand Marnier, grenadine and cream which was served in a martini glass; a glutinously sweet treat. Our

next poison was a Pamplemousse (RMB 60) with Ketel One Vodka, Aperol and grapefruit juice, again served in a martini glass; the light, slightly bitter cocktail is perfect for the eagerly anticipated summer months. The audacious bites, as to be expected from Franki, consist of a wide variety of bar snacks and light meals ranging from a humble cheese platter (RMB 128) to the more daring ox fillet sashimi (RMB 98). We settled for pulpo a la gallega, Galician Octopus (RMB 118). The thinly sliced octopus was cooked to perfection and beautifully tender whilst the boiled potatoes, which were stacked beneath the meat, were covered in a generous amount of olive oil and crunchy rock salt. We also selected marinated foie gras (RMB 98), which was deliciously decadent and served warm with a thick, rich sauce. Bar Sifón is open for lunch between 11:30am and 2:30pm, and dinner from 6pm until last orders at 10:30pm. From 15 March, an afternoon tea selection will also be available. It is the perfect bar to while away an afternoon or evening with good company and, potentially, even better food and drinks.

And So I Watch You From Afar @ MAO Livehouse

The Rolling Stones @ Mercedes-Benz Arena

Maelstrom @ Arkham

Rock band from Belfast, Northern Ireland, And So I Watch You From Afar’s (ASIWYFA) four members are coming to Shanghai thanks to JUE Music + Art festival. With two records released, and debuting their third in Shanghai this month, ASIWYFA was named the 6th best album of 2009 by Rock Sound, British Rock Magazine. This band’s energy is contagious and features electrifying guitar riffs and vocals. With song names like “Big Thinks Do Remarkable” and “Search:Party:Animal”, expect an alternative crowd with a love for good rock beats.

Shanghai is set to welcome English rock band, the Rolling Stones, during their 14 ON FIRE tour. The show features the iconic tongue and lips logo which will extend out into the audience, upping the anti on their groundbreaking sets and legendary music. The Stones, who made the industry what it is today, will put on a show unlike anything China has seen before. The Rolling Stones were recently crowned the 'Best Live Band' at the NME Awards in London, and over the past 12 months have thrilled fans with the release of a new documentary, ‘Crossfire Hurricane’, a greatest hits collection, ‘GRRR!’, a massive US tour and an impressive, back to back, sold out set of two historic Hyde Park concerts in the UK in front of 120,000 people. An unmissable event.

What: A fanciful bar with Chef Franki’s culinary gems. Where: 532 Fuxing Zhong Lu, near Ruijin Lu. Tel: 5352 1361. Web: www.samfaina.com.cn Why: For extravagant food and drinks at reasonable prices.

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ar Sifón is set below Samfaina, the restaurant and gastrobar by head chef and restaurateur Francesc Fernández Almodóvar, better known as Franki. Sticking close to Franki’s Spanish roots, Bar Sifón not only offers fantastic cocktails, mixers, house pours and beer, but also conveniently provides bites to soak up the alcohol with indulgently good snacks. Slightly bigger than traditional Spanish tapas, these bites would not be out of place at a bar in

HOT TICKETS

11 March. 10:30pm. RMB 80 presale, RMB 120 at the door. MAO Livehouse. 3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, near Jianguo Zhong Lu. Tel: 6445 0086 Web: www.mao-music.com

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12 March. From RMB 480 to RMB 2,880. Mercedes-Benz Arena. 1,200 Shibo Da Dao, near Shangnan Lu. Tel: 400 610 3721. Web: www.damai.cn

Maelstrom, Mr Storm, Joaan, Joan Mael Peneau - whatever you want to call him, is France’s official ambassador for bass music. Debuting in 2009 and topping Beatport’s top 50 charts, Maelstrom has since collaborated with many international artists. Heavily influenced by French pop and modern electronic music, Maelstrom’s music is trendy, beat driven and full of French class and sophistication. His fan base is large, ranging from Australia, Germany, UK and Switzerland to name but a few. Always a crowd pleaser, Maelstrom’s show should entice an eclectic crowd. 29 March. Arkham. 1 Wulumuqi Lu, near Hengshan Lu. Tel: 137 0197 2878. Web: www.arkhamshanghai.com.


PEOPLE Masquerade Party @ M1NT

I Love 80s @ The Geisha

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WHAT'S ON

what'sON 5 March

Shanghai International Literary Festival 2014 M on the Bund’s annual literary festival is back and will feature a long list of speakers and writers throughout the week long event. With notable writers set to appear, expect intellectual discussion, uplifting talks and delicious lunches as you meet and learn from leaders in the literary field. RMB 75 per person (includes talk and one drink), RMB 188 per person (for literary lunches). 5 March to 21 March. M On The Bund & Glamour Bar. 6/F, 5 on The Bund, 20 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu. Web: www.mrestaurantgroup.com

the Sunshine Home for disabled adults. Assist members of the disabled home in activities that are designed to improve motor skills and provide opportunities for them to interact with each other and volunteers. Functioning as a daytime assistance for families living with disabled adults, the Sunshine Home’s mission is to provide the best care and social interaction for all of its members by facilitating different programmes and activities. RSVP at beanshanghai@gmail.com with “Sunshine Home - March 8” to reserve your spot for the event and find out more information

a painting event. Free entry and free paint, grab a paintbrush and add your art to C’s walls. In an attempt to make the space look even more dilapidated, or more “creative”, C’s holds C’scape the second Tuesday of every month. Free entry. 9pm – 1am. C’s Bar. 685 Dingxi Lu, near Yanan Xi Lu. Tel: 6294 0547

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20 Years In The Hermit Kingdom Nick Bonner and Simon Cockerell took their first ever tour group to Pyongyang in 1993 and now, after more than 20 years experience working in and with North Korea, the pair will discuss their experiences. Find out how travel in North Korea has changed over the last two decades and hear stories about the tours and the challenges they have experienced as a result of working with one of the most mysterious countries in the world. Free. 3pm. Anken Green. 668 Huaian Lu, near Suzhou Nan Lu. Web: www. ankengreen.com

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Yuko Murata/Fumito Urabe Stop in for the last day of the Japanese duo’s art exhibit. Exploring animal and landscape motifs in her second Shanghai exhibit, Murata’s paintings complement Urabe’s sculpted pieces. Using a diverse set of mediums to create their pieces, each artist contributes their individual style and perspective. Together their pieces create a whimsical and unique experience for viewers. Free admission. James Cohan Gallery. Bldg 1, No 1. 170 Yueyang Lu, near Jianguo Lu. Web: www. jamescohan.com

Mister -M- and AM444 Matthiu Chedid, or -M-, and Shanghai based producing group AM444 are coming together for a once in a lifetime performance. Known for his show theatrics, elaborate costumes, and pop sets, -M- will be promoting the release of “Mister -M-”, by collaborating with AM444, a band who have released two of Shanghai’s top rated albums in the past couple of years, “Eye Wonder” and “Rooms”. The rare live collaboration of these two celebrated acts makes for an experience you won’t want to miss. RMB 250. QSW Culture Centre. 179 Yichang Lu, near Jiangning Lu. Tickets available at www.smartshanghai.com

LGBT Sunday Movie Night Running until the start of spring, LGBT bar and restaurant, 390 Shanghai, will be hosting LGBT movie nights every Sunday. Featuring English language films with Chinese subtitles, screenings will be oriented around the LGBT community. A great opportunity to learn more about what it means to be LGBT and meet members of the Shanghai community. Moviegoers will also receive light refreshments with admission. 7pm. RMB 35. 390 Shanghai. 390 Panyu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu. Web: www.390shanghai.com.

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Bar Rouge Hosts The Ice You can experience great views over to the Pudong skyline from the smart terrace at Bar Rouge anytime, but on this evening it will be even more unique as the outdoor bar will be turned into a winter wonderland. Expect ice sculptures, a snow dragon and a plethora of frozen beauties. RMB 100. 9pm until late. Bar Rouge. 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu. Tel: 6339 1199. Web: www. bar-rouge-shanghai.com

Madagascar Vanilla Beans Cooking Class Vanilla is present in so many of the foods we eat and drink but it’s rarely used in its natural form. Join Sprout Lifestyle and vanilla expert Jacqueline Zhan Fraise for this second event on vanilla beans. Learn how to make your own vanilla extract, how to infuse your food with its “caviar” and how to use the versatile bean for so much more (e.g. closet perfume). RMB 250 (including demo and tasting). 10:30am – 12pm. Sprout Lifestyle. Unit 412, Surpass Court, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu. Tel: 3250 9103. Web: www. sproutlifestyle.com

Sunshine Home Spend your Saturday giving back to the community with BEAN. Join other volunteers at

C’scape Join C’s Bar for a painting extravaganza. One of Shanghai’s oldest dive bars will be hosting

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Networking Night BEAN’s monthly networking night is back! Come out with friends and join them for some (almost) springtime socialising! Grab a drink whilst learning more about BEAN, the networking, volunteering and social group. You will also get to meet a large group of young professionals. There will be awesome happy hour specials to go along with Kaiba’s amazing food and Shanghai’s coolest people! 7:30pm – 10pm. Kaiba. 479 Wuding Lu, near North Shanxi Lu. Tel: 6288 9676. Web: shanghai.beanonline.org

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Claude Monet Catch the opening of the master of impressionism exhibit at Chi Art Space. Featuring Claude Monet, this exhibit is the first of its kind in Mainland China. K11 Art Mall’s Chi Space will be completely dominated by Monet’s original paintings. Featuring 40 of his most famous, as well as a few other pieces by other impressionist artists, the paintings come from the Marmottan Monet Museum in Paris. 8 March – 15 June. Chi Art Space. K11 Art Mall, 1/F, 300 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu. Tel: 2310 3188

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The EcoChic Design Award 2013 Shanghai Exhibition Showcasing fashion’s finest, the EcoChic Design Exhibition will be hosting its awards show from 14 March to 20 March at the Jing’an Kerry Centre. Featuring the exhibition’s finalists, shows will be centred around sustainability and will have a recurring theme of reusable fabrics from textile waste. Jing’an Kerry Centre. 1,515 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Tongren Lu. Web: www. ecochicdesignaward.com

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Riccardo Chailly & Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Coming to the Shanghai Oriental Art Centre for two days only is the oldest civic symphony orchestra


MARCH in the world, The Gewandhaus Orchester. Led by Milan’s Riccardo Chailly, this 250 year old symphony orchestra will perform pieces such as Marhler’s Symphony No. 7 and Mendelssohn’s Ruy Blas Overture, to name but a few. RMB 80 – RMB 1,888. 14 March – 15 March. Shanghai Oriental Art Centre. 425 Dingxiang Lu, near Century Blvd. Web: en.shoac.com.cn

25 March

Aesthetics City Part of a three month long art instalment, see more than 500 pieces by designers, artists, and architects from 15 countries. Appropriately hosted by the Power Station of Art, this massive exhibit will be closing at the end of March, so stop in if you haven’t seen it already. Aesthetic City examines the world’s modern cities and the process of urbanisation. 9am – 5pm (Tuesday – Sunday until 30 March). Power Station of Art. Lane 20, Huayuangang Lu, near Miaojiang Lu

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The Simpsons Marathon Looking for something to do on a quiet Sunday evening? Head over to The Big E for free screenings of The Simpsons every Sunday evening throughout March. Including Simpsons trivia and prizes, six episodes will be shown weekly, beginning with season one. Free. 7 pm. Big E. World Plaza, B2/F, 855 Pudong Nan Lu, near Dongchang Lu. Tel: 400 030 9992

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And Then There Were None Catch the last few performances of this popular thriller. It follows ten strangers who are invited to an island weekend getaway and slowly killed off one by one; the story is based on an Agatha Christie’s novel. Filled with dark wit and panache thanks to Mousetrap Drama Studio’s best, this performance has received wonderful reviews since opening in late February. RMB 150. 7:30pm (veryday except Monday). Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre. 288 Anfu Lu, near Wukang Lu. Tel: 5465-6200. Web: www. china-drama.com

26 March

Pop-up Book Making Workshop With Colette Fu Join talented pop-up artist and designer Colette Fu in a fun do-it-yourself pop-up book workshop. Colette has constructed pop-up books for award winning stop motion animation commercials and has free-lanced for clients such as Vogue China, Canon Asia and Moët Hennessy • Louis Vuitton. Her work is included in the Library of Congress, the West Collection and many private and rare archive collections. A passionate educator, Colette teaches pop-up courses and community workshops with marginalised populations at various art centres, universities and institutions internationally. RMB 350 per person. 10am – 12:30pm. Building 20, 1/F, 383 Xiangyang Nan Lu, near Jianguo Lu. Tel: 6467 7002. Web: www.colorboxarts.com

Stress Management Workshop March has been pretty hectic, so what better way to end the month than with a stress management workshop! Living in Shanghai can be taxing and requires a lot of patience and understanding. Here is a workshop that introduces attendees to healthy and constructive ways of dealing with stress. Put together by Zack Beck Gross, the discussion will be centred upon how to transform stress into more positive energy. RMB 100 (includes discussion and healthy refreshments). 4pm – 5:30pm. Sprout Lifestyle. Unit 412, Surpass Court, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu. Tel: 3250 9103. Web: www.sproutlifestyle.com

30 March

Documentary Screening: Days Of Being Little Kings Gather at The Apartment for BEAN Shanghai’s documentary screening, Days of Being Little Kings by Zhang Zhonghua. Produced in 2005, the film focuses on three children and their mother. Having lost their father at an early age, the three siblings battle village bullies as they fight to find their place in the community. The documentary follows the eldest brother and his struggle to lead his sister and little brother. Screening includes burgers and drinks. 4:30pm – 7 pm. The Apartment. 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Lu. Web: shanghai. beanonline.org

23 March

Comrade Kim Goes Flying Part of the JUE month long festival, there will be a screening of Comrade Kim Goes Flying. Telling the story of a North Korean coal miner that dreams of becoming a trapeze artist, Comrade Kim Goes Flying is an inspiring story of perseverance and overcoming obstacles in order to follow one’s own dreams. Including a talk by director of the film, Nick Bonner, the event is one of the last in the Asian Cinema Week. RMB 100 (presale), RMB 120 (on the door). 7:30 pm. Shanghai Film Museum. 595 Caoxi Bei Lu, near Puhuitang Lu. Tel: 6426 8666. Web: www.shfilmmuseum.com

27 March

Apphia Campbell From Black Is The Color Of My Voice comes Shanghai based star, Apphia Campbell. Part of a tour around Shanghai to raise money for her one-woman play at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Campbell will be performing at On Stage. Her performance will feature songs from the play as well as a few solodebuts and duets. RMB 150 (presale), RMB 200, (on the door). 27 March – 28 March. 8:30pm. On Stage. A2-101, Red Town, 570 Huaihai Xi Lu, near Hongqiao Lu. Tel: 6212 6991

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in the know IN REVIEW Lone Survivor

The Lego Movie

The Wolf Of Wall Street

Loosely based on the Abscam scandal, American Hustle follows two con artists and lovers, Irving Rosenfeld and Sydney Prosser (Bale and Adams). After being caught by manic FBI officer Richie DiMaso, both are forced into helping the agency entrap corrupt politicians. They are, however, faced with a dilemma; who can one trust when every appearance is a façade and everyone is scamming someone else? The movie deserves a special award of its own for having the most elaborate wigs and combovers ever seen on film. The stunning spectacles of the visual elements combine with outstanding performances throughout to create an immersive world of 1980s madness. It is a truly enjoyable film and delights in an elaborate scam that becomes more and more convoluted as greater numbers of ever more powerful people become entwined. Jennifer Lawrence completes a fiery love triangle as Irv’s crazed wife who. There is a wonderful supporting cast with a standout performance from Louis CK as DiMaso’s exasperated and long-suffering boss. The film only stumbles when it fails to deliver depth from some of the characters; in a film all about appearances, some of the heart is lost, which is a glaring omission when compared to director David O Russell’s last film Silver Linings Playbook. Dawa Tshering

Director, Peter Burg, brings to the silver screen Marcus Luttrell’s first-hand account of Operation Redwing, a failed US Navy SEAL mission in Afghanistan tasked with tracking Taliban leader Ahmad Shah. The disastrous mission, which resulted in the deaths of nineteen US servicemen, was caused by the initial four man SEAL team (of which Luttrell was a member) being discovered by goat herders; the subsequent loss of communication and intense combat lead to the single greatest loss of life for Naval Special Warfare since World War II. Lone Survivor is unabashedly patriotic; a heavy mix of self-sacrifice and heroism that, although disastrous, plays out like a piece of Navy propaganda. At times it’s comically close to Bart Simpson singing “Yvan eht nioj” in a music video. The film’s action is shot in such a way as to attempt to make war beautiful with plenty of slow motion shots, coupled with music from Explosions In The Sky crooning over the top. Apart from this heavily romanticised action, which can seem distasteful at times, the film still maintains a high level of excitement. The performances are fitting, and there is a clear attempt to honour the men who died on this doomed mission. The key scene, where the SEALs have to decide whether or not to kill the herders who discover them, provokes a much wider debate on the rules of engagement and America’s role in the war at large. However, this is first and foremost an action film and it succeeds in being fast-paced and enjoyable. Andy Harrop

Leave any preconceived notions at the door when approaching The Lego Movie. What initially looked to be a blatant corporate schmoozefest has turned out to be one of the funniest and smartest animations in recent memory. Emmet, a dissatisfied construction worker voiced by the hilarious Chris Pratt, becomes an accidental hero when the evil President Business, Will Ferrell, tries to destroy creativity in the Lego world. With the help of Wyldstyle and Batman, along with a host of other Lego staples (voiced by some of the best current sitcom actors and recognizable Hollywood names), Emmet must save the day. The plot is whacky and silly, yet within minutes you are engrossed; any predilections are soon swept away by the breathtaking visuals and immersive world. The rectilinear style of Lego allows for some truly fascinating animation and brilliant gags. The dialogue is witty and there are levels of humour enjoyable to all audiences. Anyone who grew up playing with Lego should have an immediate connection with this film and thankfully, much like Wreck It Ralph, it is acutely aware of its own corporate undertones and is able to satirise itself when they become too strong. This is either proof of a great relationship between the directors and Lego or an evil masterstroke of corporate judgment. Whatever your age, there is something here for you. By the end of the film, you’ll be laughing and desperate to play with some Lego, which I’m going to go and do now. Dawa Tshering

Prepare yourself for a three-hour orgy of greed and excess as Martin Scorsese brings us his startling adaptation of the memoirs of Jordan Belfort. After the stock collapse of Black Monday, Belfort is forced to take a job selling penny stocks (lower value stocks with higher commissions and less regulations), and soon impresses with his aggressive and distasteful sales techniques. Eventually, he goes into business running his own brokerage firm and, as money starts flooding in, the methods used to sell become less and less legal; eventually becoming pump and dump schemes. His vast and illegal wealth soon attracts the attentions of the law but his excesses and moral deficiencies form the heart of the film. If even one scene showed the suffering of one victim from Belfort’s actions, the film would have an entirely different feel, yet you never see the dark side of the tale from this perspective; the only fallout is the destruction of Belfort’s personal life and his troubles with the law. As an intensely amoral character, at no point do you want him to succeed; which is problematic, as it seems we are intended to be rooting for him. It is like watching a glittering train wreck in slow motion. The film is hugely entertaining, the gluttonous wealth impossible to ignore and, if viewed as a dark comedy reflecting the lack of consequence for white-collar crime, it’s brilliant. But, its lack of a decisive moral position can leave a bitter aftertaste. Ewan Colledge

Orfeo

This Dark Road To Mercy

Damien Jurado

Mogwai

Throughout Orfeo, author, Richard Powers, tells the story of composer Peter Els, who one evening finds the police on his doorstep. His latest experiment, a home microbiology lab, part of his life’s work of finding music in surprising patterns, has aroused the suspicions of Homeland Security. Panicked by the raid, Els turns into a fugitive. As a media circus erupts, the "Bioterrorist Bach" makes a journey to see the people he loves and those who shaped his musical career. With the help of these loved ones, Els creates a plan to turn this disastrous collision with the security state into a work of art designed to reawaken its audience to the sounds around them. Only an author of such skill as Powers could attempt this sort of book. To be able to write about the complex nature of art and the ephemeral qualities of music is a gift few writers posses. It is a true sensory treat; one that displays Powers’ deep love of music and provides a unique reading experience. It offers a window into the world of music for the uninitiated – inventive and beautiful. A satisfying and rewarding finish closes what is a truly excellent piece of contemporary fiction from an author at the height of his career. His praise and accolades seem well won. Ewan Colledge

After the sudden death of their mother, twelveyear-old Easter and her six-year-old sister Ruby are taken into the foster care system in Gastonia, North Carolina. As they begin to adjust to this new life, their absent father, Wade, who hasn’t seen the girls in years, suddenly re-enters the picture wanting to spend more time with them. However, Wade has signed away legal rights to his daughters, and the only way he can get Easter and Ruby back is to take them in the middle of the night. The problem for Wade is that it’s not only the law after him, but his shady past to boot. The story is told through the eyes of three characters: 12 year old Easter, her court appointed guardian Brady Weller and Robert Pruitt, a man hunting Easter’s father. The multiple view points makes for an interesting structure, however, the execution can be a little flawed. The characters are alive and interesting, but clichéd at times. Although the story could have been edgy and unnerving, it falls into a predictable narrative that lacks the rawness that would have made it great. Writing from a child’s perspective can be challenging, however, Cash sidesteps this by making Easter wise beyond her years. It is a bit of a cheat, but works well. Her character is well formed and believable. In the end, it is a capable novel that explores the nature of love and trust, whilst failing to excite as much as it could have. Andy Harrop

This is Damien Jurado’s eleventh album and third produced by Richard Swift. The pairing of these two indie stalwarts has helped create a new otherworldly sound that has moved away from the sombre acoustic structure Jurado has been known for. On Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son, a direct sequel to 2012’s Maraquopa, this new direction has developed even further, and to greater effect. This is a concept album that attempts to tell a single story, albeit in a non-linear and esoteric fashion of “a guy who disappears on a search for himself and never goes home.” Themes wind and weave their way through the album, with direct references to Maraquopa. There are new funk overtones with Silver Timothy possessing a distinctive Latin quality. The album is a mix of delicate harmonies and crooning vocals crossed with the release of pent up groove. The lyrics are littered with religious and dream-like references that flesh out the selfreflective concept. The renewed commitment to the development of Jurado’s sound has reaped its rewards. The album is an increasingly confident affair and the pairing with Swift is a clear success. A few tracks hark back to the fingerpicking acoustic sounds that old fans would recognize, but a man who consistently changes direction has left most of it behind. What is left is a beautiful and energetic record, uplifting and heartfelt. Ewan Colledge

During the 90s Mogwai came to the fore as one of Scotland’s finest examples of the Post Rock genre. On this, their eighth full studio album, they continue to produce the same instrumental soundscapes that brought them to the public’s attention. The question must be asked, however, after 17 years, is enough, enough? The album’s soaring guitar riffs and ethereal piano are grand in scale and masterfully executed; contorting and evolving over the course of the tracks, but it’s all very formulaic. There is very little in the sound to differentiate this work from earlier albums. This could be all some fans are looking for. However, the predictable nature of the tracks leads to a general level of disappointment in a revolutionary band becoming so tepid. The initial single Remurdered, released before the album, seemed promising, employing vintage synths with an analogue approach that seemed refreshing, yet the album lacked commitment. There are flashes of development, but they are muted and disparate. Maybe that is their intention, or maybe they are changing and growing at a slower speed than what we have come to expect – it is hard to tell. If their next record fails to bring anything new to the table, we believe even hardcore fans will start asking questions. If a conservative approach to change does not bother you, Rave Tapes will still have a lot to offer as the swells and falls of Mogwai are as strong as ever. It is still a highly enjoyable album, but a new and exciting edge is lacking. Dawa Tshering

RECORDS

MOVIES

BOOKS

American Hustle

Wiley Cash William Morrow

Richard Powers W. W. Norton & Company

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HOTELTALK Shanghai News

The BLOCK at Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai recently introduced new roast offerings. Guests can bring home an item suitable for a potluck or for catering a party, so they can simply relax and enjoy the gathering. The BLOCK roast offers various selections for both mains and sides. Guests can choose from mains ranging from Canton-Style Roasted Suckling Pig or Goose or Duck, Roasted Beef Prime Rib, Roasted Beef Rib Eye, Roasted Lamb Leg and Honey-Roasted Ham. The selection of sides includes Roasted Carrots, Zucchini, Bell Peppers, Pumpkin, Honey-Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Honey-Roasted Baby Potatoes, Apple Crumble, Chocolate Pecan Pie and Bread Rolls.

Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel lessens the worry of

Viennese balls are renowned for their elegance, glamour and tradition and this most elegant affair is coming back this June to Hyatt On The Bund. Mark it in your calendars and get ready for a night of fine wine, fine dining and dancing. Book now to ensure that you will have a night to remember. For RMB 5,500 net, you will enjoy two tickets to the Ball, one night’s stay in a Riverview Room and late checkout until 5pm. Stay one more night for an additional RMB 1,200, net. Reservation: 6393 1234

Man Ho, the signature Chinese restaurant at Shanghai Marriott Hotel Pudong East, is ready for guests to try authentic Shanghainese cuisine. From 1 March to 30 April you will be deeply impressed by the traditional Shanghainese dishes at Man Ho during lunch and dinner service. Man Ho Chinese Restaurant offers a mix of Cantonese and Shanghainese cuisine. The restaurant is open from 11:30am to 2:30pm and 6:00pm to 10:00pm. For more information or reservations, please call 6036 8866.

Rest and recharge at Sun Island Resorts, Shanghai. The “Rest & Recharge” package includes: One night accommodation at Sun Deluxe Room, complimentary breakfast for two, access to the indoor geothermal pool and gym, Mahota Farm Fresh Hotpot Set for two along with one activity. RMB 1,090/2pax (Sunday to Thursday), RMB 1,190/2pax (Friday and Saturday). Advanced booking is required for this package.

Le Royal Meridien Shanghai sent out love and warmth

Enjoy all you can eat dainty dim sum at Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park Hotel. Celadon offers a great selection of both classic Dim Sum and new creations. Featuring exquisite cuisine from Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, India and Shanghai, expertly prepared by our master specialty Chefs. Immerse yourself in the rich flavors of South East Asia. Everyday from 11:30am to 2pm. RMB 128 (net per person).

The Spa at Hilton Shanghai has been made even more luxurious and the ideal sanctuary for harmonious relaxation with a partial renovation that included refurbishment of the public rest area, massage parlors and the male and female lockers extending to the sauna facilities. This renovation supports the array of professional European and Asian spa services and beauty treatments offered.

Mr. Paul Gill, General Manager and Ms. Carrie Fu, Deputy General Manager of Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel pose with their team and auspicious lions and the Fortune God on the Chinese New Year’s Day to usher in prosperity for the Year of the Horse.

wedding planning with the Classic or Deluxe Wedding Packages. At just RMB 6,888 per table (from January to August, 2014) or RMB 7,088 per table (from September to December, 2014), whether you want the all-the-details treatment or a just-the-basics approach, their Classic Wedding Package has got a solution that’s just right for you. Meanwhile, their Deluxe Wedding Package creates an even more unforgettable moment for you at RMB 7,888 per table (from January to August, 2014) or RMB 8,088 per table (from September to December, 2014).

on the morning of Valentine’s Day last month to the dancers on Brilliance Plaza. The elderly dancers, a unique part of the Shanghai street scene, were filled with warmth and happiness after receiving pink roses, Valentine desserts and hot teas on the cold morning.

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HOTELTALK SERVICED APARTMENT OF THE MONTH:

IFC Residence

A luxury serviced apartment complex nestled in the heart of the city’s business district and shopping mecca, Lujiazui; offers residents the unique opportunity to work, live, relax and play in the same development. Welcome home.

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iving in Shanghai has never been as luxurious or convenient as this stately mansion-inspired residence. Accessed through large double doors via the IFC Shopping Mall or private, offroad entrance, residents are welcomed into the complex by relaxing piped music, a peaceful ambiance and polite staff; in complete contrast to the hustle and bustle of the “real world” a mere few metres beyond the walls. Residents arrive at their apartments through a sequence of chambers including the library lounge, the terrace, overlooking Lujiazui Park, and an intimate living room complete with fireplace, adding to the homely feel of the already comfortable environment. Every single detail of the complex’s design oozes class and sophistication from the understated use of intricate materials and textures to the iconic crystal glass floor lamps and bespoke furniture. Key design highlights include the extensive use of hand-embroidered wall paneling in a palette of caramel yellow,

solferino gold and olive green; as well as the residence’s commissioned sculpture collection by acclaimed artists, including Will Jamieson, David Williams Ellis, Kwang Ho Cheong and Lindy Lee. An integrated component of Shanghai’s IFC complex, IFC Residence offers five-star accomodation and service while utilising Sun Hung Kai Properties’ reputation for developing the highest quality real estate in outstanding locations. Providing worldclass, equisitely designed and impeccably serviced acommodation, whilst taking to heart the needs of the busy executive with a hectic schedule, the expatriate new to town or the celebrity who requires a cosy, plush home at a moment’s notice, is what Sun Hung Kai Properties does best. 296 fully equipped apartments are on offer in the complex and are available in studio, one bedroom, one and a half bedroom, two bedroom, two and a half bedroom, three bedroom and sky mansion varieties. However, no matter the size, a

subtle sense of grandeur emanates from each residence. During leisure time, the 25-metre indoor, heated swimming pool, fully equipped gym and children’s area offer residents spectacular views across the Puxi and Pudong skylines. At the property, three outdoor terraces allow residents to enjoy luxurious urban living in the heart of Lujiazui while, at the same time, offer them the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. Residents can utilise the terraces for entertaining their guests, relaxing or to

just whiling away the hours watching the busy city from a relaxing vantage point. This leaves you, not with the difficulty of finding a place to relax in IFC Residence, but finding enough time to relax in every location. Each residence includes all standard amenities, including a fully-equipped kitchen, Seimens washing machine and dryer, home entertainment system and a rainforest shower and bathtub with a built in TV. Finally, the 24 hour reception along with optional daily continental breakfast served in the downstairs living room or in-room dining with the Ritz-Carlton, add to the sense of warmth, intimacy and stately living experience at IFC Residence.

East China News

A spring getaway at Fairmont Yangcheng Lake is in order! It is the ideal destination to rejuvenate your body, mind and soul. Enjoy the beauty of spring and the blossoms on the shores of Yangcheng Lake. The “Spring Family Getaway” package includes: one night accommodation with 2 breakfasts, a selection of recreational activities, three kilograms of self pick vegetables from our the hotel’s organic farm, a one hour kids’ club activity and a baby cot. This is the perfect mini-break for a young family. Valid from 1 March until 31 May 31, 2014. Rates start from RMB 1,088 per night. Above price is subject to 15% service charge.

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Enjoy the “Spring Spa Relaxation” package at Fairmont Yangcheng Lake. This package includes one night accommodation with two breakfasts along with a 60-minute relaxation massage at Willow Stream Spa for two people. The perfect romantic getaway for a couple in love. Valid from 1 March until 31 May, 2014. Rates start from RMB 1,780 per night. Above price is subject to 15% service charge.

“Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants” forms part of the “World’s 50 Best Restaurants” series which aims to celebrate the diversified cuisine and dining experiences across the Asia area. Last month, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants announced the list and individual award winners at a glittering ceremony held at the Raffles Hotel. We are delighted to share that Hyatt Regency Hangzhou’s 28 HuBin Road Chinese restaurant ranked No. 33 on the list for its exploration of Hangzhou’s unique regional cuisine. 28 HuBin Road embodies the hotel’s innovative vision of bringing an extra dimension to the experience of traditional cuisines from Hangzhou and the surrounding regions.


HOTELTALK South China News

Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou introduces The Park, a

Located above Taikoo Hui, the most prestigious commercial complex in the city, Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou offers expert experience and unrivalled ease when it comes to arranging and facilitating meetings and corporate events. Take advantage of their exclusive Meeting Package, with rates starting from RMB 680 net per person. This offer is valid until 31 August 2014.

Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich announces the opening of its

Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai announces the

appointment of Alain Krumm as executive chef. Mr. Krumm will report to Leslie Teo, director of operations, Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai, and is responsible for all aspects pertaining to the success of the hotel from a culinary standpoint.

Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Shenzhen has introduced FUTURESSE, a line of premium products and treatments that have been developed by experts to create relaxing, vitalising and conditioning treatments. Purity and inner balance are the inspiration behind the luxury care concept, based on the mystic qualities of the precious Lotus Blossom. As well as featuring FUTURESSE, Iridium Spa offers a variety of sublime services.

Chef Stefano Andreoli will present Italian regional set dinners as Caffe Mondo embarks on its year-round “A Bite of Italy” gourmet journey. Throughout 2014, guests will have the chance to sample typical Italian cuisines and wines from eight major regions of Italy at Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou. The first region on Chef Stefano’s menu is Veneto in the northeast of Italy.

SPA, at InterContinental Huizhou Resort, is offering a Romantic Package to celebrate the introduction of new products. It will offer a “Buy One Get One Free” promotion on a 70-minute Tranquil Meditation massage with a 40-minutes Nourishing Body Polish for RMB 880 – available until the end of March.

Ever since The Langham, Shenzhen opened in October 2012, it has made an indelible impression upon thousands of guests with its elegant European style, enchanting services and luxurious offerings. In 2013, the hotel garnered a total of 23 industry awards that recognised its time-honoured tradition of excellence.

The Westin Guangzhou launched a rejuvenating Suite

Sunday Carnival featuring a series of fun activities for guests’ joy and leisure. The newly revamped WOK TOO Café joins the Sunday Carnival fun with its family themed buffet brunch to delight children and their parents. Every Sunday afternoon from noon to 2:30pm, Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou turns into a wonderland for families.

chic Parisian bar & terrace 8, Faubourg. The venue takes its name from the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris, one of the most fashionable streets of high-end fashion and exclusive establishments in the world. The French bar features innovative cocktails, resident foreign DJ and a stylish digital fireplace built to replicate French craftsmanship.

Journey from February to March, offering you the opportunity to have a “royal experience”. Book a Suite Journey by the end of March and you will enjoy Westin’s distinctive service and Executive Club benefits. Relax in elegant surroundings at a super discounted rate. March14  TalkMagazine

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IT’SADATE

From 1 February to 30 June 2014, the Hong Kong chefs at YUE1525 in New World Shanghai Hotel present a threecourse gourmet pairing of traditional Cantonese dishes. Diners are invited to select one of two menus that pair three traditional dishes. The first menu features Roasted Duck with Plum Sauce, followed by Steamed Pearl Garoupa in Soya Sauce, and Clay Pot Rice with Preserved Sausage. Fans of lobster will love the second set menu featuring Deep-Fried Crispy Chicken, Pan-Fried Baby Lobster in Soya Sauce, and Rice with Assorted Seafood in Soup. YUE1525 also features South African Baby Lobster (175grams) prepared in one of six styles.

The Lobby Lounge at Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai diversifies its afternoon tea offerings by launching The Experience Afternoon Tea - a signature blend of the East and West. The Experience Afternoon Tea borrows the traditional French finedining concept by introducing six courses into afternoon tea servings. The creative twist and combination of signature petit fours from both East and West enrich the afternoon tea offerings. Available from 2pm to 6pm daily from March until the end of the year. RMB 328. For reservations, please call 6882 6888.

Treat yourself to Australian Wagyu Beef with an Italian twist from RMB 348 net at Casalingo, the signature restaurant of Shanghai Marriott Hotel Pudong East. Tender and juicy steak will definitely delight meat lovers! After stepping into Casalingo and embracing the home-style Italian surroundings, a wonderful evening will starts with a top quality beef grilled to perfection by Executive Chef, Gianluca Piaggi. Your taste buds will dance the night away. From 1 March to 31 March. For more information or reservations, please call 6036 8838.

Experience the brand new seafood buffet at L’Atrium Restaurant, Grand Mercure Shanghai Hongqiao with its wide range of seafood including scallops, shrimps, crabs, clams and more. Small, DIY hot pots offer you the perfect combination of fresh raw seafood and cooking fun. From 6pm to 10:30pm every Friday and Saturday. RMB 258/per person + 15% service charge.

A ten-day Thai food promotion will add zest and life to Atrium Café at Hilton Shanghai from 14 March to 23 March. Chef Nipa Rangpae and Chef Paniruda Puakpan from Conrad Hotel Bangkok will showcase their signature Thai dishes such as spicy squid salad with lemongrass and Thai fried noodle with prawns, green curry with seafood. Lunch buffet: RMB 238. Dinner buffet: RMB 258. Sunday Brunch: priced from RMB 338. All subject to a 15% service charge. For Atrium Café, please dial 6248 7777 ext. 1860.

The best brunches are always served with a bottle of bubbly and a side of glamour, but fantastic views of one of the world’s most glamorous cities really put the caviar on the blini. This spring, Shanghai’s landmark Fairmont Peace Hotel is kicking off their new Champagne Brunch in the heart of The Bund at the Cathay Room, one of the oldest and most prestigious dining rooms in Shanghai. From 11:30am to 2:30pm every Sunday. RMB 798 per person (including free flow) or RMB 598 per person (non-alcoholic brunch).

After the frigid winter, Aroma at Hyatt On The Bund is bringing some sizzling shashlik. These marinated meat cubes including chicken, lamb and beef - are all grilled on the spit with fresh vegetables and served skewered. Come and experience these succulent delicacies and warm up from the not-yet-warm weather. Available throughout March. Monday to Friday: Buffet dinner. Saturday and Sunday: Buffet lunch and dinner. For more information or inquiries contact 6393 1234 ext.6325.

Big E is turning one-year-old and you’re invited to tase a phasor

Celebrate International Woman’s Day with your friends on March 8 this year at Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel with a special seafood BBQ buffet dinner at Yu Garden Cafe. Priced at RMB 298 per person (including soft drinks), ladies can get 50% off and enjoy one cocktail or a glass of red wine. After the meal, ladies can enjoy a BOGOF deal on drinks at Yu Bar. For reservations, please dial 2321 8955.

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and swing with strangers all night for free as part of the big birthday blowout. As part of the celebrations, laser tag and mini golf is free all night. Get in on this glorious gallivanting by sending an RSVP to info@bigecn.com or call 400 030 9992. 7pm until 2am. March 23rd, 2014. Big E. World Plaza B2/Floor, 855 Pudong Nan Lu, near Dong Chang Lu.


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SHANGHAI DINING American

BISTRO BURGER A Mansion Building, 291 Fumin Lu (near Changle Lu). T: 6170 1315

Real handmade burgers with fresh ingredients. Hours: Sun-Thu 10am-12am, Fri-Sat 10am-4am

BLUE FROG •102-103A, Block 6, Daning Life

Hub, 1918 Gonghe Xin Lu. T: 6631 3920. Rm 3, Green Sports & Leisure Centre, 633 Biyun Lu (near Yunshan Lu). T: 5030 6426. GF, Super Brand Mall, 168 Lujiazui Xi Lu. T: 5047 3488. 30 Hongmei Entertainment Street, Lane 3338 Hongmei Lu. T: 5422 5119. Lower Level, Unit 12, Novel City, 131 Tianyaoqiao Lu (near Xingeng Lu). T: 3368 6117

GF02, Super Brand Mall. T: 5047 1012. No 2, 99 Xikang Lu (near Nanjing Xi Lu). T: 6289 2163. Unit 1, Basement, Plaza KIC, 270 Songhu Lu. T: 6533 3103. Unit 1051B, 1F, Cloud 9 Mall, 1018 Changning Lu. T: 5237 1781. Thumb Plaza, Bldg 18, 199 Fangdian Lu. T: 5833 0801. Infiniti Plaza ,138 Huaihai Zhong Lu. T: 6375 6167 香啡缤: 遵义路100号虹桥上海城一 楼140-141单元; 福州路666号金陵 海欣大厦1楼B座, 近延安路; 太仓路 181弄新天地广场北里10号楼; 黄金 城道915号; 浦东银城北路133号汇亚 大厦101室; 陆家嘴西路168号正大广 场GF02商铺; 西康路99弄-2(南京西 路,近恒隆广场2座); 淞沪路270号创 智天地广场地下一层01单元,创智天 地店; 长宁路1018号1051室龙之梦店; 芳甸路199弄证大大拇指广场; 淮海中 路138号无限度广场2楼

Square Shop: Shop 102A, Building 3, KIC Square, 333 Songhu Lu,Yangpu Central Park Shop: Shop 107, Building 16, Phase 2 Central Park, Apartment 6, Chaoyang Menwei Dajie,Chaoyang District, Beijing Park Avenue Shop: Shop 115, Park Avenue, 6 Chaoyang Gongyuan Nan Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing Yosemite Shop: Lobby 1, Yosemite Club, 4 Yuyang Lu, Houshayu Town, Shunyi District, Beijing 亦园店:乌鲁木齐中路82号;上海企业 天地店:湖滨路222号1号楼2层10号 铺;南京东路店:南京东路719号6号 商铺;上海浦东潍坊西路60号(近 浦城路);东海广场店:铜仁路299号 东海广场101;利星国际广场店:上海 市长宁区延安西路1319弄101室;创 智广场店:杨浦区淞沪路333号创智 天地三期102A单元;新城国际店:朝 阳区朝外大街6号新城国际B期16号 楼107号商铺;公园大道店;朝阳区公 园南路6号院4-3号;顺义优山美地 店:顺义区后沙峪镇榆阳路4号优山 美地俱乐部

LOUNGE •GF,JASMINE Fairmont Peace Hotel, 20

Nanjing Dong Lu (near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu). T: 6321 6888

Famed for its traditional high tea indulgence presented on tiered silver tea stands. Hours: 8am - 12am. www.fairmont.com

The ever-reliable Frog.

中国上海南京东路20号 200002

浦东金桥, 碧云路633号-3; 浦东新 区陆家嘴西路168号正大广场GF27( 1楼); 虹梅路3338弄30号; 天钥桥路 131号永新坊地下一层12室(辛耕路口)

Crème Milano •434LeShaanxi Nan Lu (near Yongjia Lu). T: 6433 5208

KING •132BURGER Yuyuan Lu (near Jiaozhou Lu).

www.lecrememilano.com

Ooh we love a Whopper. www.burgerking.com

Huaihai Lu. T: 3331 2396 B2, Shang Jia Center, 99, Xian Xia Lu, Changning District.

Le Diamant •3L-3-04C, South Building, 3F, 283,

T: 6255 2144

汉堡王: 愚园路132号,近胶州路

GRILL ROOM 1F, Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel, 1108 Meihua Lu (near Fangdian Lu). T: 3858 0888 The steak is great but we love the antipasto and condiment bar!

JW’s California Grill 40F, JW Marriott Hotel, 399 Nanjing Xi Lu. T: 5359 4969 x 6455

Hours: 11.30am - 2.30pm, 5.30 - 10.30pm 加州扒房:南京西路399号, 万豪酒 店40楼

Steakhouse •2F,Manhattan Marriott Hotel Hongqiao, 2270

Hongqiao Lu. T: 6237 6000 x 6633

As fantastic as the steaks here may be, we've also had a mighty fine lobster here. 曼哈顿扒房:虹桥路2270号万豪虹 桥大酒店2楼

500 Steak House •3F,Prime Hotel Main Tower, InterContinental Hotel, 500 Hengfeng Lu. T: 5253 9999 x 6336

Slabs of meat are complemented by a collection of premium vintages from the wine cellar. 恒丰路500号,上海浦西洲际酒店 3 楼

Bakery & Deli One •559Baker Nanchang Lu (near Shaanxi Nan Lu) T: 6211 8217

Saint Germain Bakery, a renowned Canadian brand provides only the utmost quality, using natural and fresh ingredients. Hours: 7am-11pm. www.bakerone.cn 加焙坊:徐汇区南昌路559号(近陕 西南路,地铁1号线、10号线陕西 南路站)

•2F, Bauernstube Sheraton Shanghai Hongqiao Hotel, 5 Zunyi Nan Lu. T: 6275 8888 x 3104

One of the best places in Shanghai to get cold cuts. 农夫之家食品店:上海市遵义南 路5号,虹桥喜来登上海太平洋大 饭店2楼

Café 1188 •Lobby Level, InterContinental

Shanghai Expo, 1188 Xueye Lu (near Yuntai Lu). T: 3858 1208 Interactive kitchens and live cooking stations make this brunch a feast for the eyes.

咖啡厅1188:浦东雪野路1188号, 近南码头路,上海世博洲际酒店一楼

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf •Unit 140-141, Shanghai City Centre,

100 Zunyi Lu (near Xianxia Lu). T: 6237 1458. Block B, 1F, Jinlinghaixin Building, 666 Fuzhou Lu (near Yunnan Zhong Lu). T: 6391 7971. House 10, Lane 181 Taicang Lu (near Madang Lu). T: 6387 4248. 915 Huang Jincheng Lu. T: 6209 9212. Azia Centre, 133 Yincheng Bei Lu (near Lujiazui Huan Lu). T: 5877 9558. 168 Lujiazui Xi Lu, Unit

Costa Coffee •Shop B, 1F, Ramada Plaza, 719

Nanjing Dong Lu. T: 6351 2916 Ciro's Plaza, 388 Nanjing Xi Lu. T: 3505 1958 545 Pudong Dadao. T: 6888 1773. Metro Tower: 1111 Zhaojiabang Lu. T: 6426 7854 15 & 17 Xiangcheng Lu (near Dongfang Lu). T: 5081 1182. Joy Plaza: 9 Zhenning Lu. T: 5238 2901 3196 Hongmei Lu. T: 6406 5909. 269 Wujiang Lu. T: 6136 1403. 638 Huaihai Zhong Lu. T: 5306 5231 588 Nanquan Bei Lu. T: 5190 6295

香港广场店:淮海路283号3楼南栋 3L-3-04C;虹桥久光店:长宁区仙 霞路99号尚嘉中心B2层

Lobby Lounge •TheThe Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai Lobby Level, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu T: 6279 8888 x 5976

Enjoy afternoon tea or late night cocktails, and small plates in this cozy rendezvous spot where attentive service is always on the menu. Hours: 8am-11pm. Afternoon tea: 2.30pm-5pm

Costa cafés are springing up all over town. www.costa.net.cn

南京西路1376号上海商城波特曼 酒店

(华美达店) 南京东路715号; (仙乐斯 店) 南京西路388号仙乐斯广场; (港汇 店) 虹桥路1号港汇广场2楼; (Eton 裕 景店) 浦东大道545号; (美罗城办公 楼) 肇嘉浜路1111号; 向城路15号和 17号; 九尊,镇宁路9号; 虹梅路3196号

The Lobby •Lobby Level, The Peninsula Shanghai,

Fuwa Pulu •Shop 55, Level 3, 388 Xijiangwan

Lu. T: 6628 2897 Hours:10am-10pm 164-166 Huichuan Lu. T: 6277 3577 Hours: 10am-12am 虹口区西江湾路388号龙之梦购物 中心3楼55商铺;长宁区汇川路 164-166号

London Bakery Cafe •1F,glo 1 Wulumuqi Nan Lu (near Dongping Lu). T: 6466 6565

Freshly- baked bread, croissants, pastries, cakes, scones, gourmet pizza slices, fresh juices & fresh roasted coffee. Card: All Cards. Hours: 7am-10pm. www.glolondon.com, shanghai@ glolondon.com

icake •Room 1, 788, Changde Lu. T: 5239

7521 Room.170,1F, 796, Dongfang Lu. T: 6100 9279 89, Shuicheng Lu. T: 5265 6803 89, Biyun Lu. T: 5067 7031 570-572, 1-2F, Tianyaoqiao Lu. T: 6468 5933 Exit 18, People's Square Subway Station. T: 2205 7746 Zhengda Department Store, 2nd Floor, 168, West Lujiazui Lu. T: 5047 0817 八佰秀店:常德路788号1号;96广 场店:东方路796号一层170号铺; 古北水城店:水城南路89号;碧云 山庄店:碧云路633号;星游城店: 天钥桥路570-572号1-2F;人民广 场店:人民广场18号出口;正大2楼 店:陆家嘴西路168号,正大百货2楼

Café •1F,Gourmet Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu (near Xikang Lu). T: 6289 5733 南京西路1376号上海商城111室

Jamaica Blue •Chevalier Shop: 82 Wulumuqi Zhong

Lu (near Changle Lu) Shanghai Corporate Avenue Shop: Shop 10, Level 2, 222 Hubin Lu Ramada Shop: Shop 6, 719 Nanjing Dong Lu (near Xizang Zhong Lu). Tel: 6351 3303 Binjiang Shop: 60 Weifang Xi Lu The Exchange: Lobby 101, The Exchange, 299 Tongren Lu Lixing International Plaza Shop: Shop 101,1319 Yan’an Xi Lu. KIC

32 on the Bund. T: 2327 2888 All-day dining and the celebrated Peninsula Afternoon Tea with live entertainment.

大堂茶座: 中山东一路32号上海半 岛酒大堂

The Lounge •1F, 15 Xinjinqiao Lu, Pudong T: 6036 8858

The Lounge is the ideal venue to meet your business partners and friends at the lobby. Enjoy an afternoon tea or relax over a cocktail or glass of champagne.

Bakery •1F,Madeleine Hotel Sofitel, 505 Nanjing Dong Lu. T: 6351 5888 x 4186

Chocolate éclairs and other Parisian goodies. Hours: 7am-9pm 玛德莱娜西饼屋: 南京东路505号, 海 仑宾馆1楼

Court •1F,Palm The Langham, Yangtze Boutique,

740 Hankou Lu. T: 6080 0743

Serving the Signature Langham afternoon tea with live classical music in the afternoons. 廷廊:汉口路740号朗廷扬子精品酒 店1楼大堂

Alley •NewPeacock Tower Lobby Level, Waldorf

CAFÉ •488SERENA Yan'an Xi Lu, Hotel Nikko Shanghai. T: 3211 9999

A la carte menu with Asian and Western specialties for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hours: 6.30am–11.30pm 赛丽娜: 延安西路488号上海日航 酒店一楼

•1250Whisk Huaihai Zhong Lu (near Huating Lu). T: 5404 7770

Hours: 10.30am-11.30pm. www.whiskcafe.com.cn. whisk@whiskcafe.com.cn 淮海路1250号,近常熟路

Café •2F,YiGrand Tower, Pudong Shangri-

La, Shanghai, 33 Fucheng Lu (near Lujiazui Huan Lu). T: 6882 8888 x 210

浦东富城路33号, 上海浦东香格里拉 大酒店紫金楼二楼

Yi Garden Café •Lobby Level, Renaissance Shanghai Yuyuan Hotel, 159 Henan Nan Lu (near Fuyou Lu). T: 2321 8888

Contemporary café with open kitchens. Hours: 12-11pm 豫园咖啡厅:河南南路159号豫园万 丽酒店大堂(近福佑路)

•25F,Zpark 1018 Changning Lu (near Huichuan Lu). T: 6115 8888

Sit back, relax and choose from a range of 60 coffee varieties from around the world. 长宁路1018号上海龙之梦万丽酒 店25楼

Chinese - Cantonese

•8F,AiLeMei Royal Méridien Shanghai, 798

Nanjing Dong Lu (near Xizang Zhong Lu). T: 3318 9999 x 7700 Traditional Cantonese, with innovative presentations. Hours: 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm

艾美中餐厅:南京东路789号上海世 茂皇家艾美酒店(8楼)

Canton •Grand Hyatt, 55F, Jinmao Tower, 88

Chinese Restaurant •5F,Jade Hotel Main Tower, InterContinental Shanghai Puxi. T: 5253 9999 x 6399

Cantonese, Shanghainese and other regional specialties. 上海恒丰路500号,上海浦西洲际酒 店5 楼

Ho •5F,Man Shanghai Marriott Hotel Pudong East, 15 Xinjinqiao Lu, Pudong. T:6036 8866.

This must-come restaurant offers traditional Cantonese dishes with selections of Shanghai favorites prepared by Hong Kong celebrity chef with five elegant private rooms commanding great view. 万豪轩:新金桥路15号上海金桥红枫 万豪酒店5楼

@ F.C.C. •BldgMANCHURIA 11-12, 3-4F, 889 Julu Lu (near Changshu Lu). T: 6445 8082  

A Cantonese restaurant with a modern design. www.fccshanghai.com 上海市巨鹿路889号(11-12幢3-4层) 靠近常熟路

Chinese restaurant •5F,Mao Sofitel Shanghai Hyland, 505 Nanjing Road East. T: 6351 5888 x 4588

Renowned for its Shanghainese and Cantonese specialties. 南京东路505号上海海仑宾馆5楼

酩缘:公平路19号上海外滩悦榕庄 2楼(近海平路)

599 •LaneChateau 599, 1 Fangdian Lu (near Jinxiu Lu). T: 5033 9113

Exclusive access to luxury private lounge with Huaiyang cuisine. 上海市浦东新区方甸路599弄1号 (近锦绣路)

Club Jin Mao •Grand Hyatt, 86F, Jin Mao Tower, 88 Shiji Dadao (near Lujiazui Huan Lu). T: 5049 1234 x 8688 Club Jin Mao of Grand Hyatt Shanghai, one of the most exclusive authentic Shanghainese restaurants. Hours: 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm

金茂俱乐部:浦东世纪大道88号金茂 君悦大酒店86楼

Restaurant •98 Dick’s Kaixuan Lu (close to Wanhangdu Lu). T: 5272 8198

Innovation of exquisite traditional Shanghai cuisine. Discount for lunch menu (Mon-Fri) Open Daily from 11am-9pm. 凯旋路98号(近万航渡路,中山公园龙 之梦北面150米)

•TheTANG COURT Langham Xintiandi, 5F, 99

Madang Road (near Taicang Lu). T: 2330 2428

Shiji Dadao (near Dongtai Lu). T: 5047 1234 x 8779

If you crave contemporary Chinese cuisine, then Tang Court is your choice. Specialising in Shanghainese and Cantonese dishes. Tang Court creates an innovative mix of traditional favourites and modern delicacies. www.tangcourt-xintiandi.com

Cantonese haute cuisine, contemporary Chinese décor and marvellous city views. Hours: 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm

粤珍轩:浦东世纪大道88号金茂君悦 大酒店55楼

新天地朗廷酒店: 马当路99号五层

•30 cha's Sinan Lu (near Huaihai Zhong Lu). T: 6093 2062 Hong Kong-style canting straight out of the 1950s. Bistro •3F,China Renaissance Shanghai Yuyuan

Hotel, 159 Henan Nan Lu (near Fuyou Lu). T: 2321 8888 Capturing the essence of great home cooked provincial Chinese cuisine. Hours: 11am-2.30pm, 5-10pm

万丽轩: 河南南路159号豫园万丽酒店 3楼(近福佑路)

Crystal Jade •Unit 2F (12A & B), Bldg 6-7, Lane

123 Xingye Lu (near Madang Lu). T: 6385 8752. 7F, West Gate Mall, 1038 Nanjing Xi Lu (near Jiangning Lu). T: 5228 1133. 507B, 5F, Grand Gateway, 1 Hongqiao Lu

Hui Tang •2F,Sheng InterContinental Shanghai Expo,

1188 Xueye Lu (near Nanmatou Lu). T: 3858 1188

We love it for its interactive show kitchens and live cooking stations. 盛会堂:浦东雪野路1188号,近南码 头路 上海世博洲际酒店2楼

Pavilion •TheSummer Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai

2F, East Plaza, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu. T: 6279 8888 x 4770 南京西路1376号上海商城波特曼酒店

Court •2F,T’ang The Langham, Yangtze Boutique,

Fave of Hong Kongers looking for some good hometown cooking.

740 Hankou Lu. T: 6080 0800

翡翠酒家: 兴业路123弄新天地6-7号 楼F-12A-B;南京西路1038号梅 龙镇广场7楼;虹桥路1号港汇广 场507B

唐阁:汉口路740号2楼

Phoenix •8F,Dragon Fairmont Peace Hotel, 20 Nanjing

Dong Lu. T: 6138 6880

In Hong Kong, T’ang Court enjoys an envied reputation and two coveted Michelin stars.

Hao •39F,Wan JW Marriott Hotel, 399 Nanjing

Xi Lu (near Huangpi Bei Lu). T: 5359 4969 x 6436 Cantonese creations with stunning city views. Hours: 11.30am2.30pm, 5.30-10.30pm

羿庭:上海外滩华尔道夫酒店,上海市 黄浦区中山东一路2号

Beacon Café •500Red Beijing Xi Lu (near Shimen Er Lu)

2F, Sheraton Shanghai Hongqiao Hotel, 5 Zunyi Nan Lu (near Xianxia Lu). T: 6275 8888 x 4910

万丽轩: 浦东长柳路100号淳大万丽 酒店2层

翡翠园中餐厅:上海市遵义南路 5号,虹桥喜来登上海太平洋大饭 店2楼

Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (near Beijing Dong Lu). T: 2327 6742.

• Emerald Garden

Hours: 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm

万豪轩中餐厅:南京西路399号39楼

Li Restaurant •2F,Wan Renaissance Shanghai Pudong

Hotel, 100 Changliu Lu. T: 3871 4888 x 6612 Hours: 11am-2pm, 5-10pm

Long Court •TheYiPeninsula Shanghai, 2F, 32

Talk likes to enjoy an afternoon reminiscing at the former news room where Shanghai Club members read their papers and smoked their pipes. Hours:12-11pm

33 Fucheng Lu (near Yincheng Dong Lu). T: 6882 8888 x 25

Authentic Cantonese cuisine and dim sum with seven private dining rooms and a signature Peninsula Chinese Chefs’ Table. Hours: 11.30 am-2.30 pm, 6 -10.30 pm.

Specialises in sharks fin, abalone and birds nest. Hours: Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm, Sat-Sun 11.30am-3pm. Daily 5-10pm

上海外滩华尔道夫酒店上海黄浦区中 山东一路2号

福临门: 浦东富城路33号上海浦东香 格里拉大酒店浦江2楼

Yue Xuan •Tower 2, 1F, 1116 Hongsong Dong Lu

Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, 2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (near Guangdong Lu). T: 6322 9988

Chinese - Shanghai

A contemporary upscale Chinese culinary journey for epicures, serving traditional Cantonese cuisine paying homage to classic Chinese influences in a contemporary style. Ming Yuan offers a range of dining options varying for private dining room and large group tables. Hours: Lunch 11.30am–2.30pm; Dinner 5.30pm–9.30pm

龙凤厅和平饭店:上海南京东路20号

Salon de Ville •Waldorf Astoria Club L Level, Waldorf

上海市红松东路1116号

On The Bund, 19 Gongping Lu (near Haiping Lu) T: 2509 1188

Quintessential Cantonese and Shanghainese specialties. Hours: 11.30am - 2pm, 5.30 - 10pm. www.fairmont.com

北京西路500号 (静安雕塑公园二 号门)

Seriously authentic Cantonese, and the Singaporean chef throws in some great Southeast Asian specialties too!

•LevelMingyuan 2 at Banyan Tree Shanghai

Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, 88 Sichuan Zhong Lu, near Guangdong Lu. T: 6322 9988 Hours: 9am-11pm

(near Hongxu Lu). T: 3323 6666

Lam Moon •2F,Fook River Wing, Pudong Shangri-La,

逸龙阁:中山东一路32号上海半岛酒 店2层(近北京东路)

1039 •1039FuYuyuan Lu (near Jiangsu Lu). T: 5237 1878

Crazy villa with nooks and crannies everywhere. 愚园路1039号,近江苏路

House •221Full Shimen Er Lu (near Xinzha Lu). T: 6209 1686

Yum... hongshao rou!

Garden •6F, Paradise Jin Mao Tower, 88 Shiji Dadao (near Yincheng Dong Lu). T: 5047 7773

Hours: 11.30am-3pm, 5.30-11pm 天萃庭: 浦东世纪大道88号金茂裙 房6层

CUISINE •6F,SHANG-HIGH Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel

Shanghai. 1108 Meihua Lu, Pudong. T: 3858 0768 / 0760 Regional Chinese dishes with seasonal, organic ingredients. www.jumeirah.com

迷•上海餐厅:梅花路1108号上海卓 美亚喜玛拉雅酒店6楼

Jing Ge •5F,Wei Waldorf Astoria Club, 2 Zhongshan

Dong Yi Lu (near Guangdong Lu). T: 6322 9988

Fancy pants Cantonese at the Waldorf

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- what's not to love? Hours: Lunch 11.30am-3pm, Dinner 5.30-11pm. www.waldorfastoriashanghai.com 蔚景阁 中山东一路2号外滩华尔道 夫酒店5楼

Club •5F, Whampoa No.3 The Bund, Zhong Shan Dong Yi Lu (near Guang Dong Lu). T: 6321 3737

It’s chaos spelled backwards! Go figure.

cool cocktails, exceptional wines and hot vibes.

鸿禧茶居: 兴业路123弄新天地南 里3号楼

浦东四季酒店:浦东世纪大道210号

One of the highest restaurants in the world, and it has multiple show kitchens Too many views to choose from!

Room •87F,Dining 100 Shiji Dadao, Park Hyatt

Day Dining / Café •2F,All Pudong City Bistro,15 Xinjinqiao

Du Lac •383Villa Huangpi Nan Lu (near Xingye Lu). T: 6387 6387

湖庭: 黄陂南路383号(近兴业路)

The regal Whampoa Club brings a new level of sophistication to Chinese cuisine. Classic Shanghainese and Chinese dishes are interpreted with contemporary flair in the stunning Art Deco dining room. Accompanying the sumptuous cuisine is an extensive wine list and an exclusive selection of premium teas from all regions of China. Hours: 11.30am2.30pm, 5.30pm-10.30pm www.threeonthebund.com 中山东一路3号,外滩三号5楼,近 广东路

Xiao Nan Guo 3337 Hongmei Lu. T: 3208 9777. 17 Yincheng Xi Lu. T: 5887 7000. 1398 Nanjing Xi Lu. T: 6289 1717. 3F, New Jinjiang Tower, 161 Changle Lu. T: 6472 1982 / 6415 1188 x 80306 Deserved reputation for traditional Shanghainese food. Hours: 11am-2pm, 5-10pm

小南国:虹梅路3337号; 银城西路 17号; 南京西路1398号;长乐路 161号新锦江大酒店三楼

Delivery Element Fresh •T: 5116 9887

Laowais love EF! Minimum order RMB 40. No delivery fee. Delivery service covers downtown, Lujiazui and Jinqiao area. http://order.elementfresh.com

Munchies 974 Wuding Lu, (near Jiaozhou Lu). T: 6218 4616. 563 Shunchang Lu (near Jianguo Dong Lu). T: 6311 3616 Free delivery within 1km. Hours: 10am-10pm

Sherpa's •T: 6209 6209

Serving hungry people in Shanghai since 1999, Sherpa's now works with over 100 international and Chinese restaurants. www.sherpa.com.cn

French

Yongfoo Elite •200The Yongfu Lu (near Hua'nan Lu).

BistroT •376Franck Wukang Lu (near Tai'an Lu).

Set on the grounds of the former British Consulate, a haven of fine food, exquisite antiques and peaceful gardens.

An authentic Parisian bistrot with vintage maps and photographs of Paris adorning the walls. Open every day for dinner 6pm-1am (last order: 11pm). www.franck.com.cn

T: 5466 2727

雍福会: 永福路200号

T: 158 2167 6767/6437 6465

Shanghai •LaneYe181 Taicang Lu (near Madang

夜上海: 黄陂南路338号新天地

世纪大道100号上海柏悦酒店87楼, 近东泰路

Georges •4F, Jean No.3 The Bund, Zhong Shan Dong Yi

Lu, (near Guang Dong Lu). T: 6321 7733 Jean Georges Shanghai is the first signature restaurant outside New York by famed 3 Michelin Star Chef Jean Georges Vongerichten. The refined French cuisine is perfectly complimented by the luxurious yet understated setting. Since opening in 2004, Jean Georges has set the bar for fine dining in Shanghai with artfully crafted seasonal menus, an elaborate wine list, and impeccable service. MonSun 11:30am-2:30pm, Dinner Mon-Sun 6:00pm-11:00pm, Brunch Sat-Sun, 11.30am-3pm www.threeonthebund.com 中山东一路3号,外滩三号4楼, 近广东路

• La Creperie 1 Taojiang Lu (near Fenyang Lu).

T: 5465 9055 A great selection of galettes, crepes, traditional cakes and cider. Hours: 10.30am - late, last order 11.30pm 桃江路1号,近东平路

Tour •5F, La Jin Mao Tower Side Building, 88 Shiji Dadao, Pudong. T: 5047 5859 Fine French fare in the shadow of the Jinmao Tower. Hours: 11.30am -2pm, 5.30-11pm 拉图餐厅: 浦东世纪大道88号金 茂裙楼5楼

& Mrs Bund •6F, Mr 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (near

Lu). T: 6311 2323

Modern Shanghainese with a solid dim sum spread and live jazz every weekend. Hours: 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10.30pm

Shanghai. T: 6888 1234 x 4560

Petit Franck •376LeWukang Lu (near Tai'an Lu).

T: 6433 1213 Le Petit Franck offers a place to escape from everyday hectic life, and relax over some traditional French snacks and carefully selected wines and crafted cocktails. Outdoor seating available. Hours: 11.30am-1pm.

Nanjing Dong Lu). T: 6323 9898 Classy, but not stuffy. Relaxed, without sacrificing the chic factor. Hours: Mon-Fri: 11.30am-2.30pm Late Night Supper: 10.30pm-2am (Tuesday to Thursday); 11pm-2am (Friday & Saturday) www.mmbund.com

Lu, Pudong. T: 6036 8855

The all-day-dining casual restaurant located features interactive show kitchens and live cooking stations for breakfast, lunch and dinner and complimented by an extensive a la carte menu. The culinary team will showcase exciting cuisines from around the world with local favorites.

ARTE CAFE & LOUNGE 1F, Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai. 1108 Meihua Lu, Pudong. T: 3858 0718 x 0710 International buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. www.jumeirah.com

郁全日餐厅:梅花路1108号上海卓美 亚喜玛拉雅酒店1楼

Atrium Café •Lobby, Hilton Hotel, 250 Huashan Lu. T: 6248 0000 x 1860

Different buffets available through the week, and a Champagne brunch every Sunday. 华山路250号,希尔顿大酒店大堂

CAFÉ MORCEAU •No.571. Fuxing Zhong Lu, near Sinan Lu. T: 6445 8703

Hours: 11am- 11pm every day open 复兴中路571号近思南路

The COOK 1388 Huamu Lu (near Fangdian Lu), Lobby level, Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai. T: 6169 8886 The COOK is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and serves a daily buffet breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

厨:上海浦东嘉里大酒店上海浦东新 区花木路1388号

•TheCACHET Langham Xintiandi, Level 1, 99

Madang Lu, Xintiandi. T: 2330 2288

Delivers an innovative assortment of international and Asian dishes. Open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, guests can indulge in the Cachet’s global epicurean delights throughout the day. www.mingcourt-xintiandi.com 新天地朗廷酒店: 马当路99号五层

Yi Lu (near Guang Dong Lu). T: 6321 7733

Chinese - Sichuan Chuan •47PinTaojiang Lu (near Wulumuqi Nan

Lu). T: 6437 9361. 5F, Plaza 66, 1266 Nanjing Xi Lu (near Shanxi Lu). T: 6288 8897. Hotline: 400 820 7706 Delivery: 6209 6209

品川, 桃江路47号, 恒隆广场5层南京 西路1266号

Spice •3F,Sichuan 500 Hengfeng Lu (near Tianmu Lu) T: 5253 9999

Sichuan Restaurant offers a pleasant and memorable dining experience with innovative Sichuan cuisine and elegant environment combining Chinese and Western flavour. Hours: 11.30am – 10pm

•378Farine Wukang Lu (near Tai’an Lu)

Sichuan Citizen Restaurant •& Bar 30 Donghu Lu (near Huaihai Lu). T: 5404 1235

This Sichuanese restaurant, cocktail bar and tea house is an expansion of the popular Citizen Cafe. www.citizenshanghai.com 龙门阵茶屋川菜馆:东湖路30号

Beauty •5F,South Shanghai Times Square, 93

Great Sichuan classics served with flair in fantastic surroundings. Hours: 11am-10pm 俏江南:淮海中路93号大上海时代 广场5楼;桃江路28号一座;遵义路 100号虹桥上海城外围街B7-B8单 元,近仙霞路; 延安中路881号;南京 西路1168号中信泰富广场3楼

Chinese - Yangzhou SOAHC Restaurant & Tea •Garden Bldg 3, Lane 123, Xingye Lu, Xintiandi. T: 6385 7777

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789 Nanjing Dong Lu (near Xizang Zhong Lu). T: 3318 9999 x 7022 The menu of traditional French dishes comes highly recommended.

艾露:南京东路789号上海世茂皇家 艾美酒店(大堂楼)

•210CAMELIA Shiji Dadao (near Pucheng Lu). T: 2036 1300

Vibrant, chic and stylish Camelia at Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, is the city's newest dining sensation. World class French and Japanese cuisine,

Dong Lu. T: 6321 6888

Sparkling Bund views and European home-style dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open daily from 6am -11pm. www.fairmont.com

Lu). T: 6258 1620

German

Allure •Lobby, Le Royal Méridien Shanghai,

CATHAY ROOM •9F,THE Fairmont Peace Hotel, 20 Nanjing

Cosy relaxed European decor, first floor coffee house and lounge with wi-fi. Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-12.30am, Sat-Sun 10am-12.30am

Bund, 2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (near Guangdong Lu). T: 6322 9988 This fine dining restaurant emanates warmth, intimacy and elegance, without being overly formal. The exciting menu of modern French cuisine prepared by Chef Bruno Bruesch further elevates the gastronomic experience at Pelham’s. Operating Hours: Daily, 11:30am-2pm, 6pm-10:30pm 中山东一路2号,上海外滩华尔道 夫酒店1楼

Paulaner Brauhaus 150 Fenyang Lu (near Fuxing Lu). T: 6474 5700. Xintiandi North Block, Lane 181 Taicang Lu (near Madang Lu). T: 6320 3935. 2967 Binjiang Dadao (near Lujiazui Huan Lu). T: 6888 3935 Serves bountiful plates of authentic German food and jugs of German grog. Hours: Mon-Fri, 5pm-2am, Sat 12pm2am, Sun 11am-2am

宝莱纳:汾阳路150号;太仓路 181弄新天地广场北里19-20号;陆 家嘴西路2967号

Global Avenue •91F,100ParkCentury Hyatt, 100 Shiji Dadao. T: 3855 1428 x 4560

百味园,中山东一路2号,上海外滩 华尔道夫酒店

•56F,Grill Grand Hyatt, 88 Shiji Dadao, Pudong. T: 5049 1234 x 8907

Tempt your taste buds with succulent steaks and fresh seafood. Hours (dinner only): Sun-Thu 5.30-10pm, Fri-Sat 5.30-10.30pm 烧烤: 浦东世纪大道88号金茂君悦大 酒店56楼

THE HOUSE OF ROOSEVELT, SKY •Restaurant 27 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu. T: 2322 0888

Continental delights are the order of the day at this restaurant, along with the impressive Bund view. www.rooseveltchina.com 中山东一路27号

Healthy, tasty food and great service. Hours: Sun-Thu 7am-11pm, Fri-Sat 7am-12am 新元素:南京西路1376号112室; 淮海中路1028号嘉华中心4&5楼; 浦东陆家嘴正大广场一楼;虹桥路 1号港汇广场; 红枫路331号; 西藏 南路228号永银大厦6楼;延安西路 2088号虹桥嘉顿广场一层;花木路 1378号浦东嘉里城1楼

Essence - All Day Dining 1F, Block 2, 1116 Hongsong Dong Lu, Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao. T: 3323 6571 All day dining with a global spread of Chinese, Pan-Asian and Atlantic favourites. www.shanghaihongqiao.hilton.com 全日制餐厅-元:上海红松东路

Lane 181, Taicang Lu (near Madang Lu). T: 6355 8999 Justifiably labelled world class. Hours: 11.30am-2.30pm, 6.30-11.30pm. 太仓路181弄新天地北里8号

Restaurant •TheTables Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai Lobby Level, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu T: 6279 8888 x 7166 南京西路1376号上海商城波特曼 酒店

Tian Di Show Kitchen •Restaurant

1F, Grand Mercure Baolong, 180 Yixian Lu. T: 3505 9666

L’Atrium is a contemporary restaurant featuring a spectacular sky-high oil painting and down-to-earth personalized services. Graceful and cozy, L’Atrium provides a fine selection of innovative gastronomy including international breakfast fairs, themed buffet, French infused a la carte services. www.grandmercurehongqiao.cn

Dine in style with tranquil lagoons and fresh seafood.

仙霞路369号 上海虹桥雅高美爵酒店 二楼,岚亭餐厅

Oriental, 3388 Sichen Lu, Sijing Town. T: 3761 8888 x 1911

上海市松江区泗泾镇泗陈公路 3388弄,上海东方佘山索菲特大 酒店1楼

Indian on the Grille •505Kebabs Zhongshan Nan Lu (near

M on the Bund •7F, 5 on the Bund, 20 Guangdong Lu

Fuxing Dong Lu). T: 6152 6567

The sort of restaurant you read about in Conde Nast and other glossies. Hours: 11.30am-2.30pm, 6.15-10.30pm

T: 6445 8100 / 6404 1551

中山南路505号

•3F, VEDAS 83 Changshu Lu (near Julu Lu). One of the best Indian restaurants in the city. Hours: 11.30am-2pm, 6-10.30pm www.vedascuisine.com

Café •38F,Marriott JW Marriott Hotel, 399 Nanjing

常熟路83号3楼 (近巨鹿路)

Spectacular city views, fresh a la carte and elaborate buffets.

•3F, Basilico InterContinental Shanghai Expo,

Mosaic restaurant 2F, Sofitel Shanghai Hyland, 505 Nanjing Road East. T: 6351 5888 x 4281 Casual restaurant mixing modern French inspired cuisine artfully blended with Asian flair. 南京东路505号上海海仑宾馆2楼

Wine Bar & Kitchen •2F,NAPA South Bund 22, 22 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu. T: 6318 0057

Bringing wine experience and enjoyment to a new level in a historical setting. www.napawinebarandkitchen.com

Ocean •Lobby level at Banyan Tree Shanghai

Element Fresh 112, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu (near Xikang Lu). T: 6279 8682 4-5F, Kwah Centre, 1028 Huaihai Zhong Lu (near Donghu Lu). T: 5403 8865 GF, Northwest corner, Super Brand Mall, Luijiazui Xi Lu (near Lujiazui Huan Lu), Pudong. T: 5047 2060 Shop 163, GF, Grand Gateway Mall, 1 Hongqiao Lu. T: 6407 5972 331 Hongfeng Lu (near Biyun Lu). T: 3382 1700 6F, 228 Xizang Nan Lu (near Shouning Lu). T: 6334 3598 1F, Gubei Garden Plaza, 2088 Yan'an Xi Lu (near Yili Lu). T: 5116 9887 1F, Kerry Parkside Pudong 1378 Huamu Lu (near Fangdian Lu)

T8 •House 8, North Block Xintiandi,

All Day Dining •1F, Vie Sofitel Shanghai Sheshan

Hongqiao, 369 Xian Xia Lu. T: 5153 3300 x 3708

Buffet •2F,Comely Majesty Plaza Shanghai, 719

南京东路719号上海南新雅大酒店2楼

艾利爵士餐厅、酒吧和露台:中山东 一路32号上海半岛酒店13、14层 (近北京东路)

•2F,L'Atrium Grand Mercure Shanghai

What more can we say about Jade on 36?

中山东二路22号2楼

Nanjing Dong Lu. T: 6350 0000 x 208

Modern European dining by Chef David Chauveau with six private dining rooms, an intimate bar, and an expansive U-shape outdoor terrace offering breathtaking views of the city.

富城路33号浦东香格里拉大酒店 36楼

Lu. T: 6882 8888 x 280 World-class.

进贤路222号, 近陕西南路

Buffet with city views of Nanjing Lu. Hours: 6am-10pm

Sir Elly’s Restaurant, Bar and Terrace The Peninsula Shanghai, 13-14F, 32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (near Beijing Dong Lu). T: 2327 6756

Blending art with taste in this heavenly eatery, the new Tian Di Restaurant feature local Chinese, Asian and International Cuisine in show kitchen style that entices the senses and brings the excitement of cooking from behind the scene. Hours: 6am-10.30pm

on 36 •36F,Jade Pudong Shangri-La, 33 Fucheng

Xi Lu (near Huangpi Bei Lu). T: 5359 4969 x 6422

Bar and Café •222Citizen Jinxian Lu (near Shaanxi Nan

•1F, Pelham’s Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the

Bund, 2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (near Guangdong Lu). T: 6322 9988

The Grand Brasserie offers a chic yet casual all-day dining experience. The brasserie menu juxtaposes the flavors of East and West with a fresh, contemporary flair. Operating Hours: Daily, 11:30am-2pm, 6pm-10:30pm

米氏餐厅:外滩5号7楼

华懋阁:上海南京东路20号

We pay tribute to the ordinary yet extraordinary boulangeries all over France, and the artisanal tradition they represent. Our passion is evident in our respect for our ingredients, and the authentic flavours of our crusty breads, croissants and other French specialties – all baked daily, using ground stone flour imported from France. Open from 7am to 8pm every day.

天蜀阁四川餐厅:恒丰路500号3楼

Huaihai Zhong Lu. T: 6391 0890. Unit 1, 28 Taojiang Lu (near Hengshan Lu). T: 6445 2581. Unit B7-B8, Shanghai City Centre, 100 Zunyi Lu (near Xianxia Lu). T: 6237 2885. 881 Yan’an Zhong Lu (near Tongren Lu). T: 6247 5878. 3F, Citic Square, 1168 Nanjing Xi Lu. T: 5292 5331

中山东一路3号,外滩三号4楼,近 广东路

Grand Brasserie •Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the

(near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu). T: 6350 9988

by Jean Georges •4F,Nougatine No.3 The Bund, Zhong Shan Dong Nougatine is a smart, upscale bistro that delivers Jean Georges’ signature cuisine in more relaxed surroundings. The stylish space is anchored by a dramatic carved stone bar, which offers an extensive drink selection and creative cocktails. The premium value menu features comforting bistro fare such as gourmet salads and the classic JG burger. Hours: Dinner Mon-Sun 6pm-11pm. www.threeonthebund.com

1116号,上海虹桥元一希尔顿酒店 二号楼一层

On The Bund,19 Gongping Lu ( near Haiping Lu). T: 2509 1188

Dining in a romantic and contemporary setting, an extensive array of selected premium products from the sea. A distinct and innovative gourmet experience to satisfy the most discerning of tastes, Ocean, fully realises the art of cooking. Savour our signature dish ‘The Seafood Platter’. Hours: Lunch 11am–5.30pm; Dinner 6pm–10.30pm 海怡:公平路19号上海外滩悦榕庄 1楼(近海平路)

Italian 1188 Xueye Lu (near Puming Lu). T: 3858 1172. They have a marble table shaped like Italy. 'Nuff said. 巴赛利意大利餐厅:浦东雪野路 1188号,近南码头路 上海世博洲 际酒店三楼

•1F, Casalingo Shanghai Marriott Hotel Pudong East. 15 Xinjinqiao Lu, Pudong. T: 6036 8838

This signature restaurant stays true to its name("homemade" in Italian), featuring an open kitchen with pizza oven, a sumptuous antipasto counter and a gelato coffee bar. 卡萨琳戈:新金桥路15号上海金桥红 枫万豪酒店1楼

•913Casanova Julu Lu (near Changshu Lu). T: 5403 4528

巨鹿路913号, (近常熟路)

Ciao Dining Room and Ciao •Bambino

1F, The Langham, Yangtze Boutique, 740 Hankou Lu. T: 6080 0800 x 7744 A haven of authentic Italian & Mediterranean dining.

Pelham’s •Waldorf Astoria Club L Level,

Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, 2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (near Guangdong Lu). T: 6322 9988 This New York-style fine dining restaurant is elegant without being too formal.

上海外滩华尔道夫酒店:上海黄浦区 中山东一路2号

Shook! Restaurant & •Rooftop Terrace

5/6F, The Swatch Art Peace Hotel, 23 Nanjing Dong Lu (Bund 19) T: 2329 8522 www.shookrestaurantshanghai.com

Shook!餐厅及顶层露台:南京东路 23号(外滩19号)斯沃琪和平饭店 艺术中心五楼及六楼

•56F,Cucina Grand Hyatt, 88 Shiji Dadao (near Dongtai Lu). T: 5049 1234 x 8908

A stylish trattoria that serves traditional Italian favorites. Hours: 11.30am2.30pm, 5.30-10pm 意庐: 浦东世纪大道88号金茂君悦 大酒店56楼

Marco •1F,Da103 Dongzhu'anbang Lu,

Golden Bridge Garden. T: 6210 4495. 1F, Grand Gateway, 1 Hongqiao Lu (across from Element Fresh). T: 6447 7577 大马可:东诸安浜路103号1楼;虹 桥路1号港汇广场1楼(新元素对面)

•8F, Favola Le Royal Méridien Shanghai,

789 Nanjing Dong Lu. T: 3318 9999


Chic Italian restaurant featuring food from various regions of Italy. 法沃莱:南京东路789号世茂皇家 艾美大酒店

•27F,Giovanni’s Sheraton Shanghai Hongqiao Hotel, 5 Zunyi Nan Lu. T: 6275 8888 x 4276

Sample authentic cuisine from various regions of Italy. Hours: 12-2pm, 6-10.30pm 吉范尼斯意大利餐厅:上海市遵义 南路5号,虹桥喜来登上海太平洋大 饭店27楼

•6F, Mercato No.3 The Bund, Zhong Shan

Dong Yi Lu (near Guang Dong Lu). T: 6321 9922

This coastal Italian restaurant offers vibrant cuisine, stylishly rustic décor, and breathtaking Bund views. The menu created by 3 Michelin Star Chef Jean Georges Vongerichten, features amazing wood-fired pizzas, house made pastas, and the freshest seafood, graced with the true flavor of Italy. 5.30pm-1am 中山东一路3号,外滩三号6楼, 近广东路

• Pane e Vino Ristorante Bldg 33, 47 Fuxing Lu (near Sinan Lu), Sinan Mansions T: 5465 2177

Owner/chef Antonio Sciaraffa serves authentic Italian food in a friendly, home setting. 思南路47号,思南公馆第33墅(近思 南路大门)

•1F, SABATINI South Annex,Wheelock Square, 1717 Nanjing Xi Lu. T: 3127 8577

An authentic dining experience best ended with its delicious pear and ricotta dessert. Hours: Lunch 11.30am2.30pm, High Tea 3-5.30pm, Dinner 6-10.30pm. reservations@sabatini-sh.com

Va Bene Shanghai Rm 7, North Block, Xintiandi, Lane 181, Taicang Lu (near Madang Lu). T: 6311 2211

This is Xintiandi chic, with some of Shanghai’s very best Italian food, at high-end prices. www.vabeneshanghai.com 太仓路新天地北里181弄7号

•28F,YU99Bar Jiangbin Road, Luwan

District, Shanghai Marriott Hotel Luwan. T: 5318 8888

Be impressed by the inspiring landscape of Lupu Bridge crossing over the Huangpu River. Dance to the rhythm of the river while enjoying the fine wines with a spectacular view of new postExpo Shanghai.

•56F,Kobachi Grand Hyatt, Jin Mao Tower, 88 Shiji Dadao. T: 5049 1234 x 8907

Sushi, sashimi and yakitori in a stylish interior. Hours: 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm 日珍: 浦东世纪大道88号金茂君悦

MOONSHA TEPPANYAKI & •LOUNGE

3F, 5 on the Bund, 20 Guangdong Lu (near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu). T: 6323 1117

•150AMBROSIA Fenyang Lu (near Yueyang Lu). T: 6431 3935

Former home of legendary General Bai set in immaculate gardens. Japanese and Korean cuisine cooked on smokefree grills. 仙炙轩:汾阳路150号

Benkay Japanese Restaurant 3F, Hotel Nikko Shanghai, 488 Yan’an Xi Lu. T: 3211 9999 Benkay offers sushi, tempura and teppanyaki.

弁庆日餐厅:延安西路488号上海日 航酒店三楼

•24Itoya Ruijin Er Lu (near Huaihai

Zhong Lu). T: 6467 1511. Lane 19, 6 Ronghua Xidao. T: 6219 2286. 3F, Central Plaza, 381 Huaihai Zhong Lu (near Danshui Lu). T: 5382 5777 Great sushi, a classic favourite.

伊藤家:瑞金二路24号;荣华西 道19弄6号;淮海中路381号中环 广场3楼

I.Z.K.Y. •Guoson Centre, Block 1, 1F, 388 Daduhe Lu. T: 6095 8888 x 7052

They've got all the s's covered: shabu shabu, sukikyaki, sushi and sashimi.

Hikari Japanese restaurant Bldg 10, 3911 Hongmei Lu (near Yan'an Lu). T: 6242 9186 慕光日本料理: 虹梅路3911弄 10号楼

•1MF,J-MIX Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel, 1108 Meihua Lu, Pudong. T: 3858 0888

Its private teppanyaki rooms make for good grilling.

•26FAzur 1018 Changning Lu

(Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park Hotel) T: 6115 8888 Zhongshan Park's only casual chic Mediterranean restaurant providing a unique and exiting healthy, fresh, Mediterranean experience.

长宁路1018号上海龙之梦万丽酒 店26楼

In addition to the teppanyaki tables, Moonsha provides an excellent Bund view. 中山东一路,外滩5号三楼

•2F, NADAMAN Tower 2, Pudong Shangri-La, A delightful eating experience. 富城路33号浦东香格里拉大酒店 2座2楼

More sushi options than you can shake a stick at. 徐汇区永嘉路630号

SHINTORI 803 Julu Lu (near Fumin Lu). T: 5404 5252

Uber-smooth eatery that takes some finding. Hours: Mon-Fri 5.30-11pm, Sat-Sun 11.30am-11pm 新都里无二:巨鹿路803号

WITH AQUA •2F, SUN 6 on the Bund, Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (near Guangdong Lu). T: 6339 2779

Immaculate interior and open kitchen, with an emphasis on delicate seafood dishes. 中山东一路(外滩)6号2楼

OYAMA •20 SUSHI Donghu Lu (near Huaihai Zhong Lu). T: 5404 7705

20 course omakase menu served by Oyama-san himself

Taihei •Level 2 at Banyan Tree Shanghai On The Bund, 19 Gongping Lu ( near Haiping Lu). T: 2509 1188

Serving only the finest ingredients; Taihei serves high quality Sushi and Sashimi with an innovative twist. Hours: Lunch 11.30am–2.30pm; Dinner 5.30pm–9.30pm 公平路19号上海外滩悦榕庄2楼(近 海平路)

Haya’s Mediterranean •Cuisine

415 Dagu Lu (near Chengdu Nan Lu). T: 6327 0897 / 6295 9511 Flavourful falafels! And don’t miss the take-home dips. Hours: 10am-10pm 大沽路415号 (近成都南路)

•1F,Leonardo’s Hilton Hotel, 250 Huashan Lu (near Yan'an Zhong Lu). T: 6248 0000 x 1850

Open for dinner only. Hours: 6.3010.30pm 李奥纳多:华山路250号希尔顿酒 店1楼

•UnitLuna 1, Bldg 15, North Block,

Xintiandi, Lane 181 Taicang Lu. T: 6336 1717

Still going strong in its great Xintiandi location. Hours: 11.30am - 2am 璐娜:太仓路181弄新天地北里15幢 单元1

Mexican

Cal Kitchen B1 Carrefour, Thumb Plaza, 185 Fangdian Lu, Pudong. T: 5033 6637. B1-03, Multi-Media Plaza, 999 Changning Lu (near Zhongshan Park). T: 6340 1923 It's Mexican food, California-style.

Cantina Agave A Mansion, 291 Fumin Lu (near Changle Lu). T: 6170 1310. 357 Hongfeng Lu (near Biyun Lu). T: 6886 0706

•2F,Maya Shanghai Grand Plaza, Club

House, 568 Julu Lu (near Shaanxi Nan Lu). T: 6289 6889

15 Dongping Lu (near Hengshan Lu). T: 6445 4734. 2F, Hengshan Hotel, 543 Hengshan Lu. T: 6433 0899 / 6437 7050. 3F, South Building, Hong Kong Plaza, 283 Huaihai Zhong Lu (near Yan'an Xi Lu). T: 6390 7244. 943 Hongxu Lu. T: 6242 2190. 1288 Hongqiao Lu. T: 6278 3105 / 6278 3106

Our pick for the best mid-range Mexican in town.

瑞金一路139号1楼;东平路15号; 衡山路543号衡山宾馆2楼;淮海中 路283号香港广场南座3楼;虹许路 943号;虹桥路1288号

Hongqiao. T: 5153 3300 x 3700

RMB 160 all you can handle. What more could you want?

London London Gastro Grill •2F, glo 1 Wulumuqi Nan Lu (near Dongping Lu). T: 6466 6565

Sizzling Grills, stone baked pizzas, international favorites with our showcase grill executive chef from UK. Card: All Cards. Hours: 11am-Midnight. www.glolondon.com shanghai@glolondon.com

London Rooftop BBQ •4F, glo 1 Wulumuqi Nan Lu (near Dongping Lu). T: 6466 6565

Enjoy food from glo hickory oak burning smoke BBQ pit while enjoy the open rooftop skyline views. Card: All Cards. Hours: Mon- Fri. 5pm-late. Sat- Sun. 11-late. www.glolondon.com, shanghai@ glolondon.com

Malaysian

in the middle of Dagu Lu's strip of restaurants. Hours: 11am-10pm

娘惹情马来西亚经典风味餐厅咖啡 屋:大沽路417号,近石门一路

Spanish

•2F,Bocado 47 Yongfu Lu (near Fuxing Xi Lu).

Fangdian Lu. T: 5033 9223. Lane 248. 14 Taikang Lu. T: 6473 3989. 285 Hunan Lu. T: 5466 3026. Shanghai Centre, Rm 109, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu. T: 5252 0082 Lapis Thai provides various indoor and outdoor venues which can hold 200 people. Hours: 11am-late

T: 180 1727 1340

Go for the tapas, stay for the sangria.

浦东新区大拇指广场芳甸路199弄 19号3楼;卢湾区泰康路248弄 14号;徐汇区湖南路285号 ;静安区 南京西路1376号109室

• El Willy Tapas & Rice South Bund 22, 22 Zhongshan Dong

Thai Gallery •No.127-1 Datian Lu (near Beijing Xi

Expect Willy's trademark quirkiness in the decor and yin yang structured menu! Hours: Mon-Sat: 11.30am-2.30pm and 6-10.30pm, Saturday Brunch 11.30am-3.00pm. www.el-willy.com

Don’t miss the aesthetics while enjoying the authentic Thai food in a tatami seat. Hours: 11am-2.30pm, 5.30pm-12.30am

Las Tapas •House 33, Lane 3338 Hongmei Lu.

Big burritos, tacos and a salsa bar to fill you up, and Shanghai's widest selection of tequilas to wash it down. www.cantinaagave.com

•1F,Tairyo 139 Ruijin Yi Lu. T: 5382 8818.

T: 6327 0800. Neat little Malaysian

Thai •3F,Lapis Lane 199, Thumb Plaza, 19

T: 6465 8345. 259 Hongfeng Lu (near Biyun Lu), Pudong. T: 3382 1686. Red Town, C6, Building 59, 570 Huaihai Zhong Lu T: 6415 9567

Designed to sate the cravings of those foodies who it pains to settle on a single dish, tapas brings all the flavours of Spain to your table in one sitting. Hours: 10am-2am 虹梅路3338弄,虹梅休闲街;浦东 红枫路259号,近碧云;淮海西路 570号第59幢C6

Martin •811Restaurant Hengshan Lu (near Yuqing Lu). T: 6431 6639 Martin Berasategui is

known for inventive, modern Spanish cooking and this venture, in an historic villa within Xujiahui Park, reflects that. 衡山路811号 (近余庆路)

Tapas Spanish Bar •1928Siempre Gonghe Xin Lu. T: 2602 2222 x 6028 Hours: 3pm-12am

Swiss Suisse •1582Chalet Kangding Lu (near Wanhangdu

Lu). T: 3353 3887 Features typical Swiss delicacies in a Chalet style atmosphere. Hours: Tue-Sun, 5.30-11pm 上海市静安区康定路1582

Taiwanese

•2F,Puli Lane 199, Thumb Plaza, 19

Fangdian Lu, Pudong. T: 5033 9221

泛亚风情餐厅: 仙霞路369号虹桥美 爵酒店二楼

Bali Laguna •No.1649 Nanjing Xi Lu (inside Jing’an Park). T: 6248 6970

Romantic atmosphere with authentic Indonesian cuisine to boot. 巴厘餐厅:南京西路1649号 (静安 公园内)

•26FCeladon 1018 Changning Lu

(Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park Hotel) T:6115 8888

Focusing on authentic regional specialties from Vietnam, India, Thailand, and Malaysia with an interactive approach. Celadon Tea Lounge offers a variety of over 36 specialty teas. 长宁路1018号上海龙之梦万丽酒 店26楼

皋兰路2号甲,复兴公园内

•BundBar18,Rouge 7F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu. T: 6339 1199

Bund-side bar with world class terrace and great music. Not cheap, but still jam-packed with classy folks on Friday and Saturday nights. Hours: 6pm - 12am.

大田路127-1号 (近北京西路)

中山东一路外滩18号7楼

Vietnamese River •5F,Mekong Metro City, 1111 Zhaojiabang Lu. T: 6426 8256

肇家浜路1111号5楼

Golden Bull VIETNAMESE •CUISINE

Shanghai ifc mall Shop: L3-19, Shanghai ifc mall, 8 Century Avenue, Pudong. T: 6190 8170 The Reel Shop: 2A, The Reel Dept. Store, 1601 West Nanjing Lu, Jing’an District. T: 3256 8996 Grand Gateway Shop: L5-506, Grand Gateway 66, No. 1, Hongqiao Lu, Xuhui District. T: 6391 5589 BB1 SBM Shop: 8F-21, Super Brand Mall, 168 Lujiazui Xi Lu, Pudong. T: 6836 9711 BB1 iapm Shop: L5-515, iapm mall, Shanghai ICC,999, Huaihai Zhong Lu. T: 5466 6812 Elegant environment and fabulous Vietnamese dishes.

国金中心店:浦东世纪大道8号上 海ifc商场L3-19; 订座电话:6190 8170 越洋广场店:静安区南京西路 1601号芮欧百货二楼2A; 订座电话:3256 8996 港汇广场店:徐汇区虹桥路1号港 汇恒隆广场五楼506; 订座电话:6391 5589 小金牛正大店:浦东陆家嘴西路 168号正大广场8F-21; 订座电话:6836 9711 小金牛环贸店:淮海中路999号环 贸iapm商场L5-515; 订座电话:5466 6812

The Bar 2F, The Langham, Yangtze Boutique, 740 Hankou Lu. T: 6080 0734 An art deco inspired cocktail bar with intimate seating and an impressive list of classic cocktails, vintage wines, fine champagnes and whiskeys.

Blue Marlin Shanghai Green City: 689 Lantian Lu. Green City Jinqiao Pudong T: 5030 9676 Thumb Plaza: Bldg 17, 199 Fangdian Lu. Thumb Plaza Pudong T: 6886 7876. www.bluemarlin.cn.

金桥碧云店:浦东新区金桥碧云国际 社区蓝天路689号;大拇指店:浦东新 区芳甸路199弄大拇指广场17号

Bounty Rhumerie •Bounty Jing’an. 550 Wuding Lu

(near Xikang Lu). T: 2661 9368. Bounty Xuhui, 47 Yongfu Lu (near Fuxing Dong Lu). T: 137 6451 0616. Bounty X @ Sinan Mansion, 3F & Terrace, 47 Sinan Lu. Unit 33, near Fuxing Zhong Lu. T: 189 1719 7641 武定路550号近陕西北路,永福路 47号(近复兴西路),思南路47号33单 元3楼&天台(近复兴中路)

T: 5228 1588 Hours: 11.30am - 2pm, 5-11pm. www.chiang-mai.com.cn

清迈府泰国料理: 康定路1019号(近 延平路)

9 •87F,Cloud Grand Hyatt, Jin Mao Tower, 88

T: 6248 1998

Shiji Dadao, Pudong. T: 5049 1234 x 8787

富民路38号 (近延安路)

Entertaining visitors in Shanghai? Take them here for a tipple. Hours: Sun-Fri 6pm-12.30am, Sat 10am-9.30pm

Thai •5CSimply Dongping Lu (near Hengshan

Lu). Hours: 11am-11pm Xintiandi: 159 Madang Lu (near Xingye Lu). Hours: 11am-12am 28 Lane 3338, Hongmei Lu (near Yan'an Lu). Hours: 11am-11pm A6 Jinqiao Pudong Green Sports & Leisure Centre, 600 Lantian Lu. Hours: 11am-11pm 4F, IFC Mall, 8 Shiji Dadao. Hours: 10am-10pm Sogo: Level 8 S801-1A,1618 Nanjing Xi Lu. Kerry Centre: Level 4 N4-11, Jingan Kerry Centre, 1515 Nanjing Xi Lu. Ciros: Level 3 312-314, 388 Nanjing Xi Lu. L’Avenue: Level 3 312 A, L’Avenue shanghai, 99 Xianxia Lu. Hotline: 400 880 7729 Delivery: 6209 6209 The first choice for many discerning Thaifood-lovers in Shanghai. Delivery service now available. www.simplythai-sh.com

东平店: 东平路5号C座; 新天地店: 新 天地马当路159号 (马当路与兴业路路 口); 虹梅店: 虹梅路3338弄 虹梅休闲 街28号; 金桥店: 蓝天路600号 碧云体 育休闲中心A6; 国金店: 世纪大道8号 上海国金中心四层

浦东世纪大道88号金茂君悦大酒 店87楼

Club G Plus •Room 428, Xingye Lu, Lane 123, Xintiandi Block 6. T: 5386 8088 新天地兴业路123弄428室

NIGHT

789 Nanjing Lu •64-66F, Le Royal Méridien Shanghai,

789 Nanjing Dong Lu. T: 3318 9999

Upscale hotel bar featuring spectacular 360-degree views of the city. Hours: Mon-Thurs 5pm-1am, Fri-Sat 5pm-2am, Sun 3pm-1am 789 南京路: 南京东路789号(64-66楼)

Aquarium Bar 2F, 6 Bund, Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu. T: 6339 2779

If we’ve seen a bigger fish tank in a bar, it was in a Bond film. Mon-Thurs, Sun 6pm-1am, Fri-Sat 6pm-3am 中山东一路外滩6号2楼

Bar 505 2F, Sofitel Shanghai Hyland, 505 Nanjing Road East. T: 6351 5888 x 4298 Cozy ambience with music, French wine, champagne, cocktail, tea and pastries.

南京东路505号上海海仑宾馆2楼

碧云国际商务酒店1楼,金桥路 1775号

231 Nanjing Xi Lu (inside People's Park). T: 6318 0220

La San’s Kitchen 1F Green Hotel, 1775 Jinqiao Lu. T: 5032 1311

Hours Sun-Thu 8pm-2am, Fri-Sat 8pm-4am.

Mai Thai Cuisine •1019Chiang Kangding Lu (near Yanping Lu).

Consistent performer with a wonderful garden for al fresco Thai dishes.

With graceful and cosy dining ambiance. Hours: 6am-10.30pm

T: 5383 2328

Thai

虹梅路3338弄虹梅路休闲街39号

The Flavors of Asia •2F,Asiatique 369 Xianxia Lu, Grand Mercure

at park 97 •2A upstairs Gaolan Lu (inside Fuxing Park).

上海市浦东新区芳甸路大拇指广场 199弄19号2楼

Paradise •38 Coconut Fumin Lu (near Yan’an Xi Lu).

Southeast Asian

芭芭露莎会所餐厅:南京西路231号 (人民公园内)

Hours: 11am-11pm

Lindo •UnitMexico 39, Lane 3338, Hongmei

Entertainment Street. T: 6465 9336

Romantic three-story Moroccan themed lounge on a lake hidden in People’s Park. Hours: Sun - Thurs 11am - 2am, Fri - Sat 11am - 3am. www. barbarossa.com.cn

Lu). T: 6217 9797

中山东路22号 (近金陵路)

SUSHI BAR •630SHARI Yongjia Lu (near Wulumuqi Nan Lu).T: 5466 0320

Nyonya •417MyDagu Lu (near Shimen Yi Lu).

Lu (near Jinling Lu). T: 5404 5757

Shanghai, 33 Fucheng Lu. T: 6882 8888

上海市卢湾区江滨路99号28楼(打 浦路底)上海绿地万豪酒店

Japanese

Mediterranean

Barbarossa Restaurant & •Lounge

Cigar Bar •TheCO2 Longemont Shanghai. 2F, 1116 Yan’an Xi Lu. T: 6115 9988 x 8250 The CO2 Cigar Bar is where cigar connoisseurs and those who indulge occasionally gather to share their love of the finer things in life.

Le Soir •BundCirque 22, 4F, Zhong Shan Dong Er Lu, near Xin Yong'An Lu.

Opening in September! RSVP@Cirquelesoirshanghai.com www.cirquelesoir.com 中山东二路22号,4楼,近新永安路

•1877Eddy’s Huaihai Zhong Lu (near Tianping Lu). T: 6282 0521

Popular, long-standing and mostly gay bar. Mon-Thu 8pm-2am; Fri-Sun 8pm-3am 淮海中路1877号 (近天平路)

Bar •6F, Glamour 5 on the Bund (near Guangdong Lu). T: 6329 3751

www.m-theglamourbar.com 外滩5号6楼

of Blues & Jazz •60 House Fuzhou Lu. T: 6323 2779 福州路60号(外滩)

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Bar •4F,indigo 6 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (near

Hours: 7pm-3am

Hours: 6pm-2am

Heights •7F,New No.3 The Bund, Zhong Shan Dong

Fuzhou Lu). T: 6321 5398

中山东一路6号4楼 (近福州路)

Jazz Bar •GF,The Fairmont Peace Hotel, 20 Nanjing

Dong Lu. T: 6321 6888 Jazz music

and classic cocktails remain the star attractions. Enjoy the legendary Old Jazz Band as well as Theo Croker’s Sextet. Hours: 5pm-2am. www.fairmont.com 爵士吧 和平饭店中国上海南京东路 20号 200002

KABB •House 5, North Block, Xintiandi, Lane 181, Taicang Lu. T: 3307 0798

Often a refuge for tourists who tire of the Xintiandi circus, but it’s worthwhile for locals too. Hours: Sun-Thu 7am-12am, Fri & Sat 7am-late 新天地太仓路181弄北里5号

Kaiba •479 Wuding Lu (near Shaanxi Bei

Lu). T: 6288 9676 739 Dingxi Lu (near Yan'an Xi Lu). T: 6418 2252 Taikang Terrace, Room 202, 169 Jianguo Zhong Lu. T: 6280 5688

Liquor Factory •InterContinental Shanghai Expo, 1188 Xueye Lu (near Nanmatou Lu). T: 3858 1188

Now a retro British pub, this villa used to house liquor factory workers. 酒坊:浦东雪野路1188号,近南 码头路上海世博洲际酒店一楼花园 及别墅区

Bar •1F,Long Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the

Bund, 2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (near Guangdong Lu). T: 6322 9988

The Shanghai Club’s extravagant 39-foot Long Bar remains after painstaking architectural restoration as part of the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund. This legendary bar offers a good selection of cocktails as well as deluxe oysters and premium Cuban cigars. Operating Hours: Monday-Saturday 4pm1am, Sunday 2pm-1am 廊吧,中山东一路2号,上海外滩华 尔道夫酒店1楼

•154Manhattan Nanyang Lu (near Xikang Lu). T: 6247 6656

南阳路154号 (进西康路)

M2 Club 4F, Hong Kong Plaza, 283 Huaihai Zhong Lu (near Huangpi Nan Lu). T: 6288 6222 Large club featuring

international DJs playing house and hip-hop. Hours: 9pm -late. www.museshanghai.com

Factory •172MMaoming Nan Lu (near Yongjia Lu). T: 6415 1088

茂名南路172号 (近永嘉路)

Mela 145 Nanyang Lu (near Xikang Lu). T: 6258 1090 Hours: 10pm-late

茂名南路162号 (近复兴中路)

Yi Lu (Guang Dong Lu). T: 6321 0909

The aptly-named New Heights is a modern brasserie offering Continental and South East Asian fare. The breezy rooftop terrace which affords unrivaled views of the Bund and Pudong skyline, is the perfect place to enjoy an alfresco meal or a drink under the stars. Lunch Mon-Sun 11.30am-2.30pm, (Sat-Sun till 4:00pm), Dinner Mon-Sun 6pm-10.30pm, Sat-Sun till 11pm, Brunch Sat-Sun 11am-4pm www.threeonthebund.com 中山东一路3号,外滩三号7楼,近 广东路

•2F,Niche The Westin Shanghai, 88 Henan

Zhong Lu. T: 6335 1888 x 7342

A bar-cum-nightclub, perfect for evening soirees of cool cocktails and hot jazz. Happy Hour: 5.30-9.30pm 河南中路88号威斯汀大饭店2楼

•1377Oscar’s Fuxing Zhong Lu (near Baoqing

Lu). T: 6431 6528 British social pub with relaxed environment (you'd be relaxed after an eight hour Sunday happy hour as well). Hours: 11am-2am, Happy Hour Mon - Sat 4-8pm, Sun 12-8pm 奥斯卡:复兴路1377号(近宝庆路)

Paulaner Brauhaus •150 Fenyang Lu (near Fuxing Lu).

T: 6474 5700. 19-20, North Block, Lane 181, Taicang Lu (near Madang Lu). T: 6320 3935. Riverside Promenade, Binjiang Dadao, Pudong. T: 6888 3935 Perfectly gluggable, restoring

German grog. Hours: Mon-Fri 5pm-2am, Sat 12pm-2am, Sun 11am-2am 宝莱纳 :汾阳路150号;太仓路 181弄北里;浦东滨江大道富都段滨 江风光亭

Bar •237QHengshan Lu (near Gao’an Lu). T: 6433 5710 Hours: 2pm - 2am 衡山路237号 (近高安路)

Ritz Bar •TheThe Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai 2/F, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, Shanghai. T: 6279 8888 x 5778 The Ritz Bar is

open every evening from 5 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. every Monday to Sunday. Mixologists create uber cool drinks and special martinis made to order or select from an impressive collection of malt whiskies. 南京西路1376号上海商城波特曼酒店

de Ning •TheSalon Peninsula Shanghai, B1, 32

Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (near Beijing Dong Lu). T: 2327 6731

Offering signature cocktails, light snacks and live music. Ideal place for events meeting and theme parties. 玲珑酒廊:中山东一路32号上海半岛 酒店地下一层(近北京东路)

•6F, SUGAR 35 Shaanxi Nan Lu (near Changle

南阳路145号 (近西康路)

Lu). T: 6215 8777 Beautiful bar for beautiful

Melting Pot •288The Taikang Lu (near Sinan Lu).

陕西南路35号6楼 (近长乐路)

T: 6415 8180

泰康路288号 (近瑞金二路)

Lounge •24F,M1NT 318 Fuzhou Lu. T: 6391 2811 Hours: Every day from 6pm - late. bookings@m1ntglobal.com 福州路318号24楼

98 •333Mini Hengshan Lu (near Wuxing Lu). T: 6433 2896. Hours: 2pm-4am 衡山路333号 (近吴兴路)

Lounge •3F,Moonsha 5 on the Bund, 20 Guangdong Lu (near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu). T: 6323 1117 Relaxed lounge with an

extensive martini menu, wine selection and an array of Japanese snacks. Hours: 9.30pm-1am. www.moonsha.net 中山东一路外滩5号3楼

Entertainment •YiMuse Feng Galleria, 5F, 77 Beijing Dong

Lu, near Yuanmingyuan Lu

•UnitTMSK 2, North Block, Lane 181, 11

Taicang Lu, Xintiandi. T: 6326 2227

A coloured glass extravaganza of a bar bang in the middle of Xintiandi. Hours: 1.30pm-1.30am 透明思考餐厅:太仓路181弄北里 11号楼2单元; 牡丹66:南京西路 1266号恒隆广场502

TOPS Roof,Banyan Tree Shanghai On the Bund,19 Gongping Lu( near Haiping Lu) T:2509 1188 As the first open

rooftop bar with full 180°unobstructed view in Shanghai, it offers a breath-taking panorama spanning from the historic Bund, across the Huangpu River, to the iconic Lujiazui skyline. 公平路19号上海外滩悦榕庄顶楼( 近海平路

at Park 97 •2A Upstairs Gaolan Lu, Fuxing Park (near

Sinan Lu).T: 5383 2328 Hours Sun-Thu 8pm-2am, Fri-Sat 8pm-4am

北京东路77号5楼,近圆明园路

Room •92F,Music Park Hyatt Shanghai, 100 Shiji

Dadao. T: 6888 1234 x 4560 Live music

every Monday to Saturday and Ladies' Night every Wednesday, from 8.30 - 10.30pm

Narcissus •4 Hengshan Lu (near Wulumuqi Nan Lu). T: 5465 4755

衡山路4号 (近乌鲁木齐南路)

Nelly’s 162 Maoming Nan Lu (near Fuxing Zhong Lu). T: 6473 7838

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皋兰路2号甲 (复兴公园内)

the inspiring landscape of Lupu Bridge crossing over the Huangpu River. Dance to the rhythm of the river while enjoying the fine wines with a spectacular view of new post Expo Shanghai.

Wine Discoveries offers a great selection of South African, German, Australian and French wines. Free delivery for one case or six bottles. www.safinewines.co.za, info@safinewines.co.za.

上海市卢湾区江滨路99号28楼(打浦 路底)上海绿地万豪酒店

黄浦区中山南路505号老码头,13号 楼101室

(Yin Yang) •125YYs Nanchang Lu (near Maoming Nan

Wine-Link •House 18, Lane 228 Anfu Lu (near

Lu). T: 6466 4098

Small bar crammed with artsy types until the wee hours. 南昌路125号 (近茂名南路)

Zeal •South Bund 22, 22 Zhongshan Er Lu (near Xin Yong'an Lu). T: 6328 8668

Turns out there is room for another Bund Bar with Lujiazui views.

Bar •25F,Zpark Zpark Bar, Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park Hotel, 1018 Changning Lu. T: 6115 8888

Get your drink and your groove on at this hotel bar.

WINE

ASC Fine Wines •17-18F, BM InterContinental Business Centre, 100 Yutong Lu. T: 6056 1999 www.asc-wines.com

裕通路100号洲际商务中心17-18楼

Wine Residence by ASC •57 The Jiangyin Lu. T: 6318 0857 ASC藏酒轩:江阴路57号

Wulumuqi Zhong Lu). T: 5403 6548 / 5403 0594 www.wine-link.com 安福路228弄18号(近乌鲁木齐路)

•UnitYangjiu 5A, 1375 Huaihai Zhong Lu (near Fuxing Zhong Lu). T: 5168 8971

A website that distributes imported wines, Champagne, spirits, food and wine accessories. They can deliver to your door in 24 hours. www.yangjiu.com 淮海中路1375号5A座 (近复兴路)

HEALTH Dental

陆家嘴168号正大广场7楼09室

Cidi Dental Clinic •Room 706-708, 495 Jiangning Lu.

218 Changde Lu. T: 6279 3551

剑河路2000号; 常德路218号

Cheese & Fizz •119 Madang Lu (near Taicang Lu).

T: 6336 5823. Unit 111A, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu. T: 6279 8298. Unit GF28, 168 Lujiazui Xi Lu, Pudong. T: 5041 1695 French gourmet food and bottles of bubbles and table wines. 新天地店: 新天地北里马当路119号; 上海商城店:南京西路1376号上海 商城111A; 正大广场店: 浦东陆家嘴 168号GF28

EnoteCa Wine Lounge and •Boutique

53-57 Anfu Lu (near Changshu Lu). T: 5404 0050. 58 Taicang Lu (near Ji'nan Lu). T: 5306 3400 安福路53-57号(近常熟路); 太仓路 58号(近济南路)

glo London Lounge Bar 3F, 1 Wulumuqi Nan Lu (near Dongping Lu). T: 6466 6565

衡山路922号3001B

仙霞路1139号

Health Care Medical •andGlobal Dental Centre Room 301, Kerry Centre, 1515 Nanjing Xi Lu. T: 5298 6339

Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am-7pm; Sat-Sun: 9am5pm. www.ghcchina.com 上海全康医疗中心: 南京西路1515号 上海嘉里中心301室

Dental Care •3040Hygeia Yan’an Xi Lu (3721 Hongmei Lu, Hongqiao Pearl City). T: 6406 1866 / 137 6127 5978

延安西路3040号; 虹梅路3721号

Asia •3F,Orthodontics Ciro’s Plaza, 388 Nanjing Xi Lu. T: 6359 9359 T: 6473 7733

南京西路388号仙乐斯广场1楼

Dental •7F,ProShine JH Plaza, 2008 Huqingping Lu.

T: 5988 5898 www.proshine-dental.com The Shanghai international •aesthetic clinic

Suite 208, 1275 Yingchun Lu, Pudong District. T: 3868 5118 / 139 1890 7562 www.tiac.com.cn 上海浦东新区迎春路1275号208室

Fine Wines •409Jointek Weihai Lu (near Shimen Yi Lu).

Napa Reserve 383 Weihai Lu (near Shimen Yi Lu). T: 6340 0418

Retailer specialising in wines from Napa Valley and Sonoma. Free wine tastings every Friday. www.napareservewines.com 威海路383号

•58 Summergate Yan'an Dong Lu. T: 180 0820 6929

Lu). Hours: 10am – 7pm. T: (400) 882 0506 www.smiledent.cn

Hours: Mon & Wed 9am-7pm; Tues, Thur-Sat 9am-5pm; closed Sun. www. ufh.com.cn

Fitness & Yoga Global Nutra-Express •Room 606, 261 Yunnan Nan Lu.

T: 138 1848 8508 / 139 1826 5447 Hours: 10am-5pm. www.globalnutraexpress.cn

KERRY SPORTS •Kerry Hotel Pudong Shanghai, 4F,

Revel in the view from this rooftop bar while sipping cocktails. Hours: Sun-Thu 5pm-1am; Fri & Sat 5pm-2am

Roosevelt Wine Cellar, THE HOUSE OF ROOSEVELT 2F, 27 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu. T: 2322 0888 House of Roosevelt has

WellNess •668MeHuai'an Lu (near Xi Suzhou Lu).

中山东一路27号

OZ Body Fit 717 Huai'an Lu (near Xi Suzhou Lu). T: 6288 5278 / 135 6424 0374

非常时髦酒吧: 黄浦路199号上海外滩 茂悦大酒店西楼三十二楼

•28F,YU99Bar Jiangbin Road, Luwan

District, Shanghai Marriott Hotel Luwan. T: 5318 8888 Be impressed by

one of the largest wine cellars in Asia. www.rooseveltchina.com

Wine Discoveries The Cool Docks, Rm 101-111, Bldg 13, 505 Zhongshan Nan Lu. T: 6152 6680

Hours: 24 hours. www.americanobgyn. com, www.huashanobgyn.com.cn

Shanghai Clinic •LaneBioscor 89, 5 Xingguo Lu (near Hunan Lu). T: 6431 8899 International clinic

with Australian, American and Chinese doctors specialising in plastic/cosmetic surgery, medical skin treatment, natural hair regrowth and cosmetic dentistry. www.bioscor.com.cn 兴国路89弄5号 (近湖南路)

Canadian Evergreen Family •Health Centre 1286 Hongqiao Lu. T: 6270 6265 www.greenmedicalcenter-sh.com 虹桥路1286号

1388 Huamu Lu. T: 6169 8858

A massive 24-hour gym with amenities galore and something for the entire family.

Classes for kickboxing, yoga and more. www.mewellness.com

Thai boxing studio run by tough-guy Tomer Oz. www.ozbodyfit.com

clinic that offers family medicine and counselling services for the whole family. Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. www.ufh.com.cn, srcclinic@ufh.com.cn

Sino United Health •Shanghai Centre (Portman) Clinic:

Suite 601, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu. T: 6279 8920. Jinqiao Clinic: Lane 300, 16 Hongfeng Lu (near Biyun Lu), Jinqiao, Pudong. T: 5030 7810 Specialists from around the world in the fields of orthopedics, physiotherapy, sports medicine, and neurology. www.sinounitedhealth.com

上海城门诊部:南京西路1376号上海 商城西峰601室; 金桥门诊部:浦东金 桥红枫路300弄16号(近碧云路)

WHS Shanghai Centre: 1F, 106D, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu (across from HSBC Bank). T: 6289 8511 Kerry Parkside, 1378 Huamu Lu, B130B (across from Watsons). T: (400) 611 0212

EDUCATION Schools

Active Kidz shanghai Room 601, 3211 Hongmei Lu (near Chen Jiaqiaozhi Lu). T: 6406 6757. Pudong: Ramada Plaza, 18 Xinqiao Lu (near Biyun Lu). T: 3872 6770 (Wed-Fri) Community-run, non profit organisation that provides quality athletic programs for expatriate children. www.activekidz.org

浦西:虹梅路3211号601 室(陈家 桥支路);浦东:新金桥路18号华美 达大酒店1楼

Brain School 2F, 126 Ronghua Dadao. T: 6295 0461 www.brainschool.com.cn 荣华东道126号2楼

The British International •School

International Peace Maternity and Child Health Hospital of the China Welfare Institute 910 Hengshan Lu (near Tianping Lu). T: 6447 0399 / 6407 9476

Pudong: 600 Cambridge Forest New Town, 2729 Hunan Lu. T: 5812 7455. Puxi: 111 Jinguang Lu, Huacao Town, Minhang District. T: 5226 3211

衡山路910号 (近天平路)

children's technology •workshop

www.pmehk.com

Parkway Health Medical •CENTRES

Parkway Corporate Office, 7F, 108 Zhaojiabang Lu Gleneagles Medical and Surgical Centre, 4F, 389 Nanjing Xi Lu Shanghai Centre Medical and Dental Centres, 203-4 West Retail Plaza, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu Specialty and Inpatient Centre, 2/3F, 170 Danshui Lu Hongqiao Medical Centre, 2258 Hongqiao Lu. Jinqiao Medical and Dental Centre, 51 Hongfeng Lu Mandarine City Medical Centre, Mandarine City, Suite 30, 788 Hongxu Lu 24-hour appointment service. T: 6445 5999 百汇(上海)医院管理有限公司: 肇嘉浜路108号7楼;南京西路389号 明天广场裙房4楼;南京西路1376号 203-204室;淡水路170号2-3楼; 虹桥路2258号;浦东金桥红枫路 51号;虹许路788号名都城30号底层

1678 Dongfang Lu. T: 5873 2020

Free door-to-door delivery from a climatecontrolled warehouse within 24 hours of order, from Monday to Friday. cellar.door@summergate.com

VUE Bar 32F, West Tower, Hyatt on the Bund, 199 Huangpu Lu (near Wuchang Lu). T: 6393 1234 x 6348

American-Sino Ob/Gyn •Service

Shanghai Children’s Medical •Centre

United Family Minhang Clinic Shanghai Racquet Club, Ground Floor Clubhouse. Lane 555 Jinfeng Lu, Hua Cao Town, Minhang District. T: 2201 0995 A comprehensive

One-stop-shop health store chain providing professional guidance on imported health & wellness products from around the world.

乌鲁木齐路12号华山医院综合楼13楼

Shanghai United Family Hospital - Dental Clinic 1139 Xianxia Lu (near Linquan Lu). T: 2216 3900

骏德酒业:威海路409号 (近石门 一路)

ASOG was founded in 2003. We provide a comprehensive array of on-site services for women and children by certified specialists from overseas and China. Our facilities located in the city center are comfortable and equipped with state-ofthe-art technology. We are committed to providing quality, compassionate, and personalized healthcare with international standards. Our medical staffs are bilingual in English and Chinese.

Dr. Zhou’s Dental Clinic •Room 3001B, Jianhui Mansion, 922

Dental 思迈登齿科: •4F,Smile 215 Hefei Lu (near Huangpi Nan

retail store. www.jointekfinewines.com

3F, Block 6, Clove Apartment Building, 800 HuaShan Lu. T: 6210 2299

江宁路495号706-708室

T: 5115 4575

Looking for the perfect place to meet friends, unwind from work, de-brief during the day? Then glo Wine Bar is the perfect destination. Whether you want to catch up over cocktails, share a well chosen bottle of wine or enjoy our International tapas & platters, you will find the perfect solution in glo Wine Bar. Card: All Cards. Hours: 4pm-late. www.glolondon.com, shanghai@glolondon.com

T: 6340 0955 Representative office and

Amercian-Sino OB/GYN/ •Pediatrics Serivices

13F, Complex Building, Huashan Hospital, 12 Wulumuqi Zhong Lu (near Changle Lu). T: 6249 3246

黄浦区威海路1-3号

Brachetto d’Acqui •2000 Jianhe Lu. T: 6262 1377.

Health Services

www.care2004.com

General and Cosmetic Dental Centre of Shanghai United Family Hospital and Clinics 1139 Xianxia Lu (near Linquan Lu). T: 2216 3900

T: 5213 7883 www.auxmillesimes.com

member of IHRSA in China, Raja has more than seven clubs in Shanghai.

Dadao). T: 5047 1790

Hengshan Lu (next to the Pacific Department Store, Xujiahui). T: 6447 0390

Millesimes •415Aux Shaanxi Bei Lu (near Beijing Xi Lu).

(near Wanping Nan Lu). T: 6427 4328. Caobao Lu Club: 7F, 93 Caobao Lu (near Liuzhou Lu). T: 6484 9557. Wanda Club: 3F, 189 Zhengtong Lu. T: 3511 1093 The first international

Dental Clinic •200Care Yincheng Dong Lu (near Shiji

Cellar •2F,Aussino 147 Weihai Lu. T: 5118 1299

Over 800 wines from 200 wineries. Wine club membership, exclusive discounts, tastings and events. Hours: 10am-12am. www.aussino.net

Raja Yoga •Xujiahui Club: 3F, 88 Xingeng Lu

scmcmed@online.sh.cn 东方路1678号

Shanghai Gleneagles •International Medical, Dental

www.bisschina.com

沪南路2979号600; 闵行区金光路 111号

Hongqiao: Unit 504, 3211 Hongmei Lu (above City Shop). T: 6446 6766. Pudong: Unit 46-47B Thumb Plaza, 199 Fangdian Lu. T: 5033 3053 www.ctworkshop.com.cn dora@ctworkshop.com.cn

Concordia INTERNATIONAL •SCHOOL SHANGHAI

999 Mingyue Lu (near Yunshan Lu), Jinqiao. T: 5899 0380 www.ciss.com.cn 浦东金桥明月路999号

Dulwich College Shanghai •(DCS)

DCS Main Campus: 266 Lan'an Lu (near Biyun Lu). DUCKS Campus: 425 Lan'an Lu (near Biyun Lu). T: 5899 9910 www.dulwich-shanghai.cn

上海德威英国国际学校:主校区:上海 浦东金桥蓝桉路266号 幼儿园:上海浦东金桥蓝桉路425号

& Surgical Centre 4F, 389 Nanjing Xi Lu, Tomorrow Square (same building as the JW Marriott Hotel). T: 6375 5588

Internationally-trained medical staff and state-of-the-art facilities. Dentistry, family medicine, general surgery, gynaecology and more. Hours: Mon-Fri 8.30am5.30pm. www.gleneagles.com.cn 南京西路389号明天广场4楼

Shanghai United Family •Hospital

1139 Xianxia Lu. T: 2216 3900 (hospital)/2216 3922 or 2216 3936 (appointments)/2216 3999 (24 hour emergency hotline)

A purpose built, full service, internationally accredited hospital that offers a full 24/7 emergency room. Hours: Mon-Sat, 8.30am-5.30pm. www.ufh.com.cn

Huashan Pudong Hospital International Division Managed by United Family Healthcare Ground floor, Area A & B, 525 Hongfeng Lu, Pudong. Appointments: 5030 9907 www.ufh.com.cn

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Mandarin Family – The •Language Centre of Chinese

Jinqiao Campus: Room 302, Lane 199, 40 Biyun Lu (near Biyun Carrefour). T: 5030 9916 www.mandarinfamily.com

金桥校区:碧云路199弄40号302室

Shanghai American School Minhang Campus: 258 Jinfeng Lu, Zhudi Town. T: 6221 1445. Pudong Campus: 1600 Lingbai Gong Lu www.saschina.org


闵行校区: 金丰路258号; 浦东校区: 凌白公路1600号

Shanghai Community •International School

Hongqiao ECE Campus: 2212 Hongqiao Road, Shanghai.T: 6261 4338 Hongqiao Campus: 1161 Hongqiao Lu. T: 6261 4338 Pudong Lower School: 800 Xiuyan Lu. T: 5812 9888 Pudong Upper School: 198 Hengqiao Lu. T: 5812 9888 Hangzhou Campus: 78 Dongxin Lu, Hangzhou. T: (571) 8669 0045 www.scischina.org

Jiuzhou Shop: 3F, 3219 Hongmei Lu. T: 5175 9168 Meihua Shop: 985 Meihua Lu. T: 5059 9059 Luocheng Shop: 12 Shuicheng Lu. T: 6295 0300 Pucheng Shop: 708 Pucheng Lu. T: 5877 1788 Xintiandi Shop: 586 Madang Lu. T: 3331 7117 Yingchun Shop: 1130 Yingchun Lu. T: 6856 7122 Huangjinchengdao Shop: Room 201, 735 Huangjinchengdao Lu. T: 6208 9200 Dapu Shop: 550 Xujiahui Lu. T: 5465 9959 Dagu Shop: 508 Dagu Lu. T: 3366 2778

Diva Life Nails & Beauty •Tower 3, German Centre, 88

Keyuan Lu (near Longdong Da Dao). T: 2898 6078. 266 Ruijin Er Lu (near Taikang Lu). T: 5465 7291 Nanchang Lu (near Yandang Lu). T: 6384 2033 booking@mydivalife.com

科苑路88号德国中心3号楼(近龙东 大道);瑞金二路266号 (近泰康 路);南昌路66号, (近雁荡路)

Adjustment, neuromuscular, spine, joint, exercise and relaxation. Hours: 9.30am8pm. handong_dn@126.com 水城南路55号明珠大厦1202室

Oriental Taipan Massage and Spa 38-A Donghu Lu. T: 6415 8880

Hours: 12pm-1am. www.taipan.com.com 东湖路39号

• Dragonfly Crossroads @ Donghu

香格里拉店:浦东富城路33号,浦东 香格里拉大酒店浦江楼4楼, 电话28286691;联洋店: 浦东丁香路1380号,电话: 58433968/58433936;正大广场 店:浦东正大广场F1A-06,电 话:50472298

• Urban Retreat Wellness & Spa

青籁水疗: 南京西路1376号上海商 城东峰8楼

上海市徐汇区新乐路218号2楼

Shanghai Singapore •International School

Essensuals Salons •Essensuals Hangzhou Shopping

NAIL STUDIO •123VILLY'S Wulumuqi Bei Lu (near Yuyuan Lu).

闵行校区: 极地路288号; 闵行校 区: 朱建路301号; 徐汇校区: 华泾路 1455号

Yew Chung International •School

Gubei Campus: 18 Ronghua Xi Dao T: 6219 5910 Hongqiao Campus: 11 Shuicheng Lu. T: 6242 3243 Pudong Campus, Regency Park: 1817 Huamu Lu. T: 5033 1900 Pudong Campus, Century Park: 1433 Dongxiu Lu. T: 5045 6475 www.ycis-sh.com

古北校区: 荣华西道18号; 虹桥校区: 水城路11号; 浦东御翠园校区: 浦东花 木路1817号, 浦东世纪公园校区: 浦 东东绣路1433号

www.essensuals.co.uk

Banyan Tree Spa •3F, The Westin Shanghai (Westin

Residences), 88 Henan Zhong Lu (near Yan’an Dong Lu). T: 6335 1888 Highly regarded spa in the Westin, for massages and spa treatments. 威斯汀酒店3楼

Beauty Farm Shop 210, Central Plaza, 381 Huaihai Zhong Lu. T: 6391 6789. Shop 332, Plaza 66, 1266 Nanjing Xi Lu. T: 6288 4646

Professional aromatherapy by certified practitioners. Expert skincare and beauty treatment by certified practitioners. 淮海中路381号210店铺;南京西路 1266号恒隆广场332店铺

Bronze Bodies •209A, Infinity Plaza, 138 Huaihai

Zhong Lu (near Pu'an Lu). T: 6335 3091. Suite 1FB, Silver Tower, Jiu An Plaza, 258 Tongren Lu. T: 6247 7377 上海市卢湾区淮海中路138号无限度 广场209A;铜仁路258号1楼B室

Shanghai United •International School

Hongqiao Campus: 999 Hongquan Lu (near Hongxin Lu). T: 3431 0090 Gubei Secondary Campus: 248 Hongsong Dong Lu. T: 5175 3030 Pudong Campus: 48 Xueye Lu (near Yuntai Lu). T: 5886 9990 Shangyin Campus, 185 Longming Lu, Minhang. T: 5417 8143 Jiao Ke Secondary Campus: 55 Wanyuan Lu, Minhang. T: 6480 9986 www.suis.com.cn

上海协和双语学校 虹桥校区:虹泉路 999号,近金汇路;古北中学校区: 红松东路248号;浦东校区:浦东新 区雪野路48号;尚音校区:龙茗路 185号;教科实中校区:万源路55号

Benson Salon •Puxi: 778 Jiangning Lu (near

Haifang Lu). T: 6277 8778 Puxi: 278 Shaanxi Bei Lu, Golden Eagle Shopping Mall. T: 6288 2803 Pudong: 1208 Biyun Lu (near Hongfeng Lu). T: 50303878 Jiuguang: Ongoing Department Store 4F, 1618 Nanjing Xi Lu. T: 6288 7216

Essensuals 杭州大厦一店;杭州大厦 二店;昆明店;宁波店;福建店。

Franck Provost •3182 Hongmei Lu. T: 6446 6928.

No 466, 4F, Grand Gateway, 1 Hongqiao Lu. T: 6407 3172. GF, 35 Shaanxi Nan Lu (near Changle Lu). T: 6267 5171 Global leading hair salon features highly trained stylists and colourists. Hours: 10am - 10pm

虹梅路3182号;虹桥路1号港汇广场 4楼466铺;陕西南路35号,1楼4号 商铺(长乐路)

Green Massage •K11 Art Mall: 305, 3F, K11 Art Mall,

300 Huaihai Lu Central. T: 6385 8800 Hours: 10.30am-0.30am Xintiandi: 58 Taicang Lu. T: 5386 0222 Hours: 10.30am-2am Shanghai Centre: 202 West Retail Plaza, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu. T: 6289 7776 Hours: 10.30am-12pm Lujiazui Branch: 304, 3F, Shanghai World Financial Center, 100 Century Ave. T: 6877 8188. Hours: 10.30am-12pm Xujiahui Branch: 88 Xingeng Lu. T: 6468 7076 Hours: 11.30am-1am Xintiandi Branch: 68 Taicang Lu. T: 6384 1356 Hours: 10.30am-2am www. greenmassage.com.cn

淮海中路300号 K11购物艺术中心 3楼305室;太仓路58号;南京西 路1376号上海商城西峰202室;世 纪大道100号上海环球金融中心3楼 304室;辛耕路88号;太仓路68号

www.bensonsalon.com

浦西店:江宁路778号(海防路 口);陕西北路278号8楼;浦东 店:上海市浦东金桥碧云路1208号 (红枫路)

GIn One Spa •1F J-life, Jinmao Tower, 88 Shiji Dadao. T: 5103 6767

世纪大道88号金茂大厦J-life1楼15号

GOlden Resort Massage •678 Shaanxi Bei Lu (near Wuding

The WESTERN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF SHANGHAI (WISS) 555 Lianmin Lu. T: 6976 6388

Lu). T: 6217 8628. Hours: 12pm-2am. 636 Yongjia Lu (near Hengshan Lu). T: 6445 1729. Hours: 12pm-3am

A future-orientated school with a diverse and compassionate community. Its goal is for its students to enter the world as well-balanced, global citizens. www.wiss.cn

陕西北路678号(武定路路口); 永嘉路 636号 (近衡山路)

Nail Salon •208Glamour Nanyang Lu (behind Shanghai

青浦区联民路555号

Centre). T: 6279 0170 Friendly,

BEAUTY

professional, high quality service in a convenient location. Hours: 10am-10pm

APSARA Spa •457 Shaanxi Bei Lu (near Beijing Xi

馨园水疗: 陕西北路457号(近北京 西路)

Bamboo Leaf •Rm 403 Oneluijiazui Building, 68 Yincheng Zhong Lu, Lujiazui. T: 5010 6656

Massages, waxing and manicures by experienced, well-trained therapists with complimentary sandwiches. They also offer a therapist's training course, if you’d like to learn how to massage your family members. www.blretreat.com 清云居: 浦东陆家嘴银城中路68 号时 代金融中心403

BAMBOO 7 3F-C1, 37 Shuicheng Nan Lu. T: 6209 8400 Huaguang Shop: 3308 Hongmei Lu. T: 5422 1271 Biyun Shop: 1198 Biyun Lu. T: 5030 8406

Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (near Beijing Dong Lu). T: 2327 6599

Seven spa treatment rooms and two VIP suites, a relaxation area and thermal facilities. Indoor Swimming Pool and 24hour open Fitness Centre with personal training. 半岛水疗中心:中山东一路32号上海 半岛酒店3层(近北京东路)

Spa •21F,Quan Renaissance Shanghai Yuyuan Hotel. 159 Henan Nan Lu. T: 2321 8888

With gymnasium, infinity edge pool, juice bar, indoor spa garden and relaxation areas. Hours: 10am-10pm

Senses •Shop 413, Plaza 66, 1266 Nanjing

Xi Lu. T: 6288 2188. Shop 202, 1138 Pudong Nan Lu, Pudong. T: 6888 2995

Shui Urban Spa •5F, Ferguson Lane, 376 Wukang Lu (near Tai’an Lu). T: 6126 7800

A classy contemporary sanctuary – enjoy the tree-top view of the French Concession in Moroccan-style daybeds. Hours: 11am-9pm, 11am-7pm (weekends) 武康路376号五楼(近泰安路)

SOSPA •Sofitel Shanghai Sheshan Oriental, 3388 Sichen Lu, Sijing Town. T: 3761 8888 × 1555

Offers the ultimate experience in luxury and relaxation, allowing guests the ability to unwind and indulge their senses, while conveniently remaining within 35 minutes of downtown Shanghai. 松江区泗泾镇泗陈公路3388弄,上 海东方佘山索菲特大酒店SOSPATM水 疗中心

The Spa •4F, 250 Huashan Lu (in the Hilton Shanghai). T: 6248 0000 x 2600

Combining traditional Asian therapies with modern techniques, The Spa offers a full range of fitness classes, body work, amenities and services. All cards. Hours: 6am-11pm

AT KERRY SPORTS •KerrySPAHotel Pudong Shanghai, 4F, 1388 Huamu Lu. T: 6169 8856

A multidisciplinary and holistic approach to well-being including physiotherapy, restorative massage, skincare and body treatments inspired by Wudang wushu. Hours: 10am-11pm

Level 4, InterContinental Shanghai Expo, 1188 Xueye Lu, Pudong (near Nanmatou Lu). T: 3858 1460

COLORISTE •2F, Diage Complex, 20 Donghu Lu.

Highly skilled professional therapists incorporate the wisdom of natural healing to invigorate and restore harmony to your body.

T: 5404 7861 Founded by Asia’s

hair colourist master, Jun Laung, COLORISTE is a stylish and chic choice for hair colour, styling and care. www.coloriste.net

Dragonfly Therapeutic Retreat Villa 5, Lane 3911 Hongmei Lu. T: 6242 4328 206 Xinle Lu (near Dongtai Lu). T: 5403 9982 386 Hongfeng Lu, Jinqiao, Pudong. T: 3872 6996 2F, 218 Xinle Lu. T: 5403 6133 Pudong Kerry Parkside, Retail L119, 1378 Huamu Lu. T: 2025 2308 646 Baole Lu. T: 6221 9770 Room 202, 322 Anfu Lu. T: 5406 0680 193 Jiaozhou Lu. T: 5213 5778 2F, 559 Nanchang Lu. T: 5456 1318 Contemporary Asian retreat. Hours: 10am-1am. www.dragonfly.net

虹梅路3911号5号别墅;新乐路 206号;浦东金桥红枫路386号;新 乐路218号;浦东花木路1378号;保乐 路646号;安福路322号202室;胶州路 193号;南昌路559号2楼

and some of the best base coat in town, Villy’s offers the whole package (which includes complimentary wi-fi and wine or tea. Hours 10am-10pm 乌鲁木齐北路123号 (近愚园路和北 京西路口)

Village Retreat •2F, 6TheDongping Lu (near Hengshan Lu). T: 6466 5123

Vita Spa •7F, Hotel Sofitel, 507 Nanjing Dong Lu. T: 6351 5888 x 59

Fully equipped gymnasium and professional massage facilities. All cards. Hours: Gymnasium 6.30am-11pm, Sauna 6.30am-2am, Spa 9am-3am 南京东路507号7楼

Edge •85F,Water’s Park Hyatt Shanghai, 100 Shiji Dadao. T: 6888 1234 x 4250

Five star TCM and aromatherapy make for one heady spa trip!

Waldorf Astoria Spa •3F, Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the

Bund, 2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (near Guangdong Lu). T: 6322 9988 - 3620 The Waldorf Astoria Spa offers an international elixir of luxury spa experiences, delivered by a team of highly qualified and skilled therapists. Each experience is enhanced by the purest exquisite products selected from around the globe to send you on a journey of transformation and sensory enlightenment. Operating Hours: Daily 10am-10pm

华尔道夫水疗,中山东一路2号,上 海外滩华尔道夫酒店3楼

Massage •370YuWuyuan Lu (near Wukang Lu). T: 5403 9931

House calls available, taxi fare payable by the client. Hours: 11am-2am 愉庭保健会所: 五原路370号(近武 康路口)

Yuan Spa •Lower Lobby, Hyatt on the Bund, 199 Huangpu Lu. T: 6393 1234 x 6527

Includes 12 spa treatment rooms, a 24 hour fitness centre, swimming pool, whirlpool, steam and sauna rooms, a beauty salon and a juice bar. http:// shanghai.bund.hyatt.com 黄浦路199号上海外滩茂悦大酒店 底层大厅

华山路250号4楼

• SPA InterContinental Shanghai Expo

Lu). T: 6258 5580

APSARA Spa is a unique spa brand inspired by aesthetics of Angkorian (Cambodian). Their vision is to restore your tranquility with the ancient Asian wellness philosophy. APSARA is one of the best places for a South East Asian flavor of relaxation. Services incl. spa rituals, soothing massage, rejuvenating facial, nail & waxing. www.apsara.com.cn or call 62585580 for more information.

T: 3255 8131 With the comfiest chairs Peninsula Spa •TheThe Peninsula Shanghai, 3F, 32

TRAVEL Airlines

Nanjing Dong Lu (near Xizang Zhong Lu). T: 3318 9999

Lu). T: 6403 0618 or 138 1781 0433 瑞金一路106号,靠近淮海路

A contemporary, urban day and wellness spa. Plus, sauna, steam rooms, gym, aerobics, plunge pools and indoor pool with outdoor sun deck. 南京东路789号艾美皇家酒店10楼

Professional manicurists.

新天地兴业路123弄F座21-22

Oh’s Chiropractic Centre Room 1202, Mingzhu Building, 55 Shuicheng Nan Lu (opposite Carrefour Gubei Store). T: 6209 5546

Flight Centre •www.flightcentre.com.hk Imtravelin.com •T: 5108 7090 Your personal travel

assistant in China is here! Still fed up with searching hotels and booking air tickets for your business trip or family vacation? Tell them your request and let them do the rest. vwww.imtravelin.com

Travelzoo •Room 1601, Centro, 568 Hengfeng

Lu (near Shanghai Railway Station). T: 6056 1000 www.travelzoo.com/cn

恒丰路568号恒汇国际大厦1601室 ( 近上海火车站 )

VARIOUS

Annabel Lee – Exquisite •Chinese Silk

Bund Flagship Store: Lane 8, 1 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu. T: 6445 8218. Xintiandi Store: Unit 3, Bldg 3, North Block, Lane 181 Taicang Lu. T: 6320 0045 Linen and embroidery. Hours: 10am10.30pm. www.annabel-lee.com

CROWN RELOCATIONS •Crown Worldwide Building, Lane 72975, 59 Suide Lu. T: 6250 8820

Crown Relocations, a division of the Crown Worldwide Group, serves over 10,000 customers from over 250 locations in 55 countries, providing domestic and international transportation of household goods, transit protection, storage services, home and school search, inter-cultural training, expense management, policy consulting, program administration and other relocation services. The company serves corporations, diplomats and private customers. www.crownrelo.com. shanghai@crownrelo.com 嘉柏(中国)国际货运代理有限公 司:上海市普陀区绥德路729弄75支 弄59号嘉柏大厦

Fraser Suites Top Glory Shanghai Lane 600, 1 Yincheng Zhong Lu, Lujiazui. T: 6378 8888

Long stay accommodation for both singles and families. Fraser Suites offers a more flexible way to stay in Shanghai.

Place Jinqiao Residences •LaneLanson 399, 18 Zaozhuang Lu, Pudong. T: 5013 3592

These one- and two-bedroom homes are close to expatriate communities, international schools and European supermarkets. www.lansonplace.com

Lanson Place Jinlin Tiandi •Residences

Cathay Pacific •Room 2101-2104, Shanghai Square

Lemon Zest offers factory direct prices up to 40 per cent below the brand names and a lifetime warranty against defects. Hours: 10am-9pm (10pm Fri, Sat)

Xi Lu (near Xizang Zhong Lu). T: 6350 9268

Office Tower, 138 Huaihai Zhong Lu. T: (400) 888 6628 www.cathaypacific.com.cn

Lemon Zest •1 Taojiang Lu. T: 6466 9099

品厨:桃江路1号

Putuo Shanghai •LaneModena 58, 1 Tongchuan Lu, Putuo. T: 6117 7668

www.modenaresidence.com/shputuo 上海品尊名致精品酒店公寓: 普陀区铜川路58弄1号

Emirates Airlines •Room 3302, Zhong Xin Buliding, 258 Tongren Lu (near Nanjing Xi Lu). T: 3222 9999

www.dragonair.com.cn

Toni & Guy Salons Level 4, River Wing, Pudong Shangri-la, 33, FuCheng Lu, Pudong, Shanghai, P.R. China Tel:28286691 No.1380 Dingxiang Lu. Tel:58433968/58433936 Super Brand Mail B2 F1A-06. Tel:50472298

travel services provider. www.ctrip.com

A home away from home. www.lansonplace.com

Office Tower, 138 Huaihai Zhong Lu. T: 400 888 6628 / 400 881 3368 (real-time flight information)

Xingye Lu (at Xintiandi Plaza). T: 5306 1955

铜仁路258号,九安广场,银座5A

Lane 168, 3 Xingye Lu. T: 2306 1888

Dragonair •Room 2101-2104, Shanghai Square

Nail Salon •UnitM20 21-22F Building, Lane 123

Country Holidays •Silver Block, 5F, Unit 5A, Jiu An Plaza,

Air France •Room 3901, Ciro's Plaza, 338 Nanjing

洲际水疗馆,浦东雪野路1188号(近南 码头路),上海世博洲际酒店四楼.

HAIR & NAIL SALON •PUXI:SUNNY •10F,LeLeSpa 106,Ruijin Yi Lu (near Huaihai Royal Méridien Shanghai, 789

com, www.bplustravel.com

Ctrip •T: 400 820 6666 China's leading online

2F, 218 Xinle Lu, Xuhui District (near Donghu Lu). T: 5403 6133

Centre I. T: (571) 8678 6560 Essensuals Hangzhou Shopping Centre II. T: (571) 8510 2126 Essensuals Kunming. T: (871) 363 3950 Essensuals Ningbo. T: (574) 8389 9868 Essensuals Fujian. T: (595) 8391 9999 / 8366 6789

Lane 129 Datian Lu (near Beijing Xi Lu). T: 6289 9090 bplus@bplustravel.

258 Tongren Lu

虹桥ECE校区:虹桥路2212号 ;虹 桥总校:虹桥路1161号 ;浦东小学 部:秀沿路800号 ;浦东初高中部:横 桥路198号;杭州校区:东新路78号

Minhang Campus: 301 Zhujian Lu. T: 6221 9288. Xuhui Campus: 1455 Huajing Lu. T: 6496 5550 www.ssis.cn

B Plus Travel •Room 7A, Block A, Jiafa Building,

8F, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu. T: 6289 7007 Hours: 10am-12am. www.urbanretreat.cn

Hours: 12pm-12am

Travel Agencies

Gallery of Art •3F,Shanghai No.3 The Bund Zhong Shan Dong Yi Road by Guang Dong Road. T: 6321 5757

SGA strives to be the most authoritative and influential private gallery displaying and dealing in contemporary Chinese art. Hours: 11am-7pm. www.shanghaigalleryofart.com www.threeonthebund.com 中山东一路3号,外滩三号3楼,近 广东路

Simply Life Unit 101, Xintiandi, 159 Madang Lu, (near Taicang Lu). T: 6387 5100. 9 Dongping Lu (near Taojiang Lu). T: 3406 0509 逸居生活:马当路159号新天地 101单元

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•No.7Pearl Jian Guo Men South Avenue, Dong Cheng District, Located on Lobby Level. T: 010 5811 8200

Café/Afternoon Tea Garden Lounge •Garden Lounge, Lobby, The St. Regis

Beijing, 21 Jianguomen waidajie, Chaoyang District. T: 010 6460 6688 The Garden Lounge is a perfect venue for afternoon tea and evening drinks. The European chandeliers, Romanstyle fountain and deep sofas create an inviting and distinctive atmosphere, ideal for a business cocktail or social rendezvous. Open Daily from 8:30am - 1am.

Chaoyang District. T: 010 8414 9830

DRAGON PALACE •Kempinski Hotel Beijing, 50

Keikoku Japanese •Restaurant

Liangmaqiao Lu. T: 010 6465 3388

•2/F,Feast Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng, 36 North Third Ring Road East T: 010 5798 8908

(Food by EAST) •2F,FEAST No.22 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District. T: 010 8414 9820

•ThePREGO Westin Beijing Financial Street

9B, Financial Street, XiCheng District T: 010 6606 8866

朝阳区建国门外大街21号,北京瑞吉 酒店大堂。

Restaurant

May 1 – June 30   Lunch and Dinner (a la carte) Traditional Japanese Cuisine in Gentle Breeze This restaurant draws a regular crowd of Japanese and non-Japanese customers alike, all attracted by the authentic ambiance and very fresh seafood. In this season, don’t miss the sea eel dishes. The sashimi and Sushi stand out, but the hot dishes and teppanyaki shouldn't be overlooked either. This Japanese restaurant will offer you an excellent dining experience.

Leaf •2/F,Banana Financial Center, Bldg B,

Zhongguancun Shopping Center T: 010 5986 3666 BEIJING WHAMPOA CLUB •Xi Cheng District, Financial Street No. 23A, Beijing China. T: 010 8808 8828

•36 Bene North Third Ring Road East, Dongcheng District. T: 010 5798 8995

Open daily from 6am - 11pm and for Sunday Brunch from 11:30am - 3pm on Sundays.

朝阳区建国门外大街21号,北京瑞吉 酒店一层。

Grill 79 •China World Summit Wing, 79th floor.

Chaoyang District. T: 010 6417 6688

HONZEN Kempinski Hotel Beijing, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu. T: 010 6465 3388 Jaan •Raffles Beijing Hotel, 33 East Chang An Avenue. T: 010 6526 3388

• •

Brasserie Flo 18 Xiaoyun Lu. T: 010 6595 5135 Cafe & Teahouses •China World Summit Wing, 80th floor.

T: 010 6402 7047

Jianguomen Waidajie, Chaoyang District. T: 010 6460 6688

Open daily from 11:30am - 2:30pm and 6pm - 10pm. 朝阳区建国门外大街21号, 北京瑞吉 酒店二层,天宝阁中餐厅。

Cepe •1 Jinchengfang Dongjie, The RitzCarlton Beijing, Financial Street. T: 010 6629 6996

Chez Julien •Lucky Street, Chaoyang Park West Road. T: 010 5867 0218

9B, Financial Street, XiCheng District T: 010 6606 8866 Spice Factory •Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu T: 010 6500 7939

The Horizon •Kerry Hotel, 1 Guanghua Rd.

Liangmaqiao Lu. T: 010 6465 3388

Choayang District. T: 010 8565 2088

Kerry’s Pantry •Kerry Hotel, 1 Guanghua Rd. Choayang District. T: 010 8565 2788

Building 1, No. 11 Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang District. T: 010 6410 5240

Choayang District. T: 010 8565 2188

The Red Chamber China World Summit Wing, 4th floor. No.1 Jianguomenwai Avenue T: 010 6505 2299 LA GONDOLA •1/F,TRATTORIA Kempinski Hotel, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu. T: 010 6465 3388

Siam •A10Very Xinyuan Xili Dongjie T: 010 8451 0031

Vasco's •Hilton Hotel, 8 Wangfujing East Street T: 010 5812 8888

•BarKrangfer's Restaurant &

Kempinski Hotel Beijing, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu. T: 010 6465 3388 Fourchette •A7 LaSanlitun Road. T: 010 6466 1757 La Taverne •7 Gongti Xili.

Colibri •LG51, No. 11 Sanlitun Road, Sanlitun

Lime Thai •Tower 15, Central Park, 6

Village North. T: 010 6417 0808

Chaoyangmenwai Dajie T: 010 6597 0887

Chapter •29 Conrad North Dongsanhuan Road,

Maison Boulud •Ch'ien Men 23, 23 Qianmen Dong Dajie. T: 6559 9200

Chaoyang District. T: 010 6584 6215

•TheSENSES Westin Beijing Financial Street

KEMPIDELI •Kempinski Hotel Beijing, 50

9B, Financial Street, XiCheng District T: 010 6606 8866

CJW Beijing •L-137, The Place, 9 Guanghua Lu. T: 010 65871222

Sand Pebbles Lounge •74 Wudaoying Hutong. T: 010 8404 0767

Sureño, Mediterranean •Restaurant

Kerry’s Kitchen •Kerry Hotel, 1 Guanghua Lu,

Court •2/F,Celestial The St. Regis Beijing, 21

PROVINCIA No.7 Jian Guo Men South Avenue, Dong Cheng District. T: 010 5811 8233

•TheJEWEL Westin Beijing Financial Street

No.1 Jianguomenwai Avenue T: 010 6505 2299 Café de la Poste •58 Yonghegong Dajie.

(a la carte) Fresh Seafood Barbeque

Jianguomen Waidajie, Chaoyang District. T: 010 6460 6688

No.1 Jianguomenwai Avenue T: 010 6505 2299

Bleu Marine 5 Guanghua Xili. T: 010 6500 6704

Hai Korean Restaurant •MayYun 1 – June 30   Lunch and Dinner

Court •LG/F,TheTheGarden St. Regis Beijing, 21

•1F,Hagaki No.22 Jiuxianqiao Road,

T: 010 6551 8967

Village Café •Building 1, No. 11 Sanlitun Road,

Chaoyang District. T: 010 6410 5210

YAOCHI 7 DongSanHuan Middle Road, Chaoyang District. T: 010 8587 6888

Miyabi Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng, 36 North Third Ring Road East T: 010 5798 8993

Open daily from 6pm - 10pm, and open from 11:30am - 2pm Monday to Friday. 朝阳区建国门外大街21号,北京瑞吉 酒店二层。

Nadaman China World Summit Wing, 4th floor. No.1 Jianguomenwai Avenue T: 010 6505 2299 Noodle Bar •China World Summit Wing, 4th floor. No.1 Jianguomenwai Avenue T: 010 6505 2299 Marco •9 JinOh!Cheng Fang Street T: 010 6622 0566

Peter's Tex-Mex Grill 88A St. Regis, 21 Jianguomen Waidajie. T: 010 8532 2449

North Third Ring Road East T: 010 5798 8998

Restaurant •MayJin1 –Yuan June 30   Lunch and Dinner

(a la carte) Taste modern vegetarian delicacy, purify your body and spirit Jin Yuan Restaurant brings tranquility to the table, with soft music and classical Chinese décor. The fresh, healthy vegetarian food is made from ingredients sourced from around the country and recipes are designed for maximum nutritional value. Try the braised tofu with pine nuts, dressed with a light brown sauce that lends a delicate flavor. Perfect for some meatless contemplation.

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•3/F,Apothecary Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun North Street. T: 010 5208 6040

Atmosphere •China World Summit Wing, 80th floor. No.1 Jianguomenwai Avenue T: 010 6505 2299

Brussels Restaurant & Bar •4 Gongti Beilu. T: 010 6591 9525 Centro •Kerry Hotel, 1 Guanghua Rd.

Choayang District. T: 010 8565 2398

LA •No.Club 8, Gongti West Gate

T: 010 6552 6969/8599 9999 Rumors •8 Beichen Donglu, Yayuncun T: 010 8497 7288

The Beach •Block 8, West Gate of Chaoyang Park M: 135 2188 2889

HLG •Solana #5-1, No. 6 Chaoyang Park Road. T: 010 5905 6370

Sensations •Huaqingjiayuan East Gate T: 010 8286 3517

Mango Restoclub •6 Ritan North Street. T: 010 8561 3685

Lantern Club •Gongti West Road. M: 135 0134 8785

BISTRO •No.7CITYJianWALL Guo Men South Avenue, Dong Cheng District, Located on Lobby Level. T: 010 5811 8255

•203Glen Taiyue Suites, 16 Sanlitun Nanlu

House •MaySimple 1 – June 30   Lunch and Dinner

Chaoyang District. T: 010 6410 5220

T: 010 6591 1191

Bar •40 Mai Beiluoguxiang. T: 010 6406 1871

Block 8 •Chaoyang Park West Rd., No. 8 T: 010 6508 8585

Cargo Club •6 Gongti Xilu. T: 010 6551 6898 Vics •Inside Workers' Stadium north gate T: 010 5293 0333

Remix •Inside Worker's Stadium North Gate T: 010 6530 2889

Mesh •Building 1, No. 11 Sanlitun Road,

(a la carte) Featuring Authentic Hangzhou Cuisine

Spark •B108, •3/F,Mokihi The Place, 9 Guanghua Lu C12 Lucky Street. T: 010 5867 0244

Hangzhou cuisine, one of the Eight Culinary Traditions of China, serves up lighter fare emphasizing flavor and freshness. Featuring everything from the painstakingly sautéed shrimp with Long jing Tea to the braised pork with preserved vegetable, this classically decorated restaurant serves honest good food without the frills. Local diners consistently return when in need of an impressive venue for meeting with business partners or catching up with old friends.

The Summit Club May 1 – June 30   Dinner only (a la carte) Italian Fine Food in the Air

Mix-The Westin Beijing •Chaoyan 7 North Dongsanhuan Road, Chaoyang District. T: 010 5922 8880

Pepper •1 Wangzhuang Lu, Wudaokou T: 010 8237 2963

PAULANER BRAUHAUS Kempinski Hotel Beijing, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu. T: 010 6465 3388

Monday         Hunan Cuisine Tuesday        Japanese Cuisine Wednesday   Thailand Cuisine Thursday      Continental Cuisine Friday          Korean Cuisine Saturday       Shandong Cuisine Sunday        South American Cuisine

Lounge •MayThe1 –Mezzanine June 30   15:00-18:00

RMB168 per person + 15% service charge Sweet Happy Afternoon

A sophisticated venue for afternoon tea, the Mezzanine Lounge offers a truly elegant ambiance that will delight both you and your friends. Do not miss its divine blueberry cheese cakes, rich green-tea tiramisu and tasty cup cakes. Enjoy the sweetness while you bask in the warm afternoon sun.

Club •Blue1801 Castle Apartment, Dawang Xilu T: 010 8599 7856

Club •B1/F,Global Dongyuan Dasha, 35 Chengfu Lu. T: 010 6255 1616

Coco Banana •8 Gongti Xilu. T: 010 8599 9999 Suzie Wong •WestClub Gate of Chaoyang Park

Banana •1/F,GTScitech Hotel, 22 Jianguomen Waidajie. T: 010 6528 3636

•UnitG-Loft S1-30 Village 3rd Floor, No. 19 Sanlitun Road. T: 010 6415 3338

RMB338 per person + 15% service charge inclusive of unlimited red/white wine, draft beer, juices and soft drinks. Enjoy Global Fine Food

T: 010 6587 1501

•19 Chocolate Ritan Bei Lu. T: 010 8561 3988

This Spring, the Summit Club restaurant serves up a wide selection of pasta classics in an intimate, candlelit environment. For pasta fans, there are different choices of pasta topped with your favorite sauce. While you are indulging in the fine food, don’t miss the panoramic view of Beijing Central Business and Embassy districts, especially this blossom season.

Café •MaySkyline 1 – June 30 Dinner 18:00-22:00

V+ Party Floor, Bldg 3, China View, Gongti East Road. T: 010 8587 1233

T: 010 6500 3377

Pepper •1 Wangzhuang Lu, Wudaokou T: 010 8237 2963

Press Club Bar 1/F, The St. Regis Beijing, 21 Jianguomen Waidajie, Chaoyang District. T: 010 6460 6688 Open daily from 9am - 12:30am.

朝阳区建国门外大街21号,北京瑞吉 酒店一层。

Propaganda •100m north of the east gate of Huaqing jiayuan,Wudaokou T: 010 8289 3991

Club •B1/F,Redwest side of 3.3 Shopping Mall, Sanlitun Houjie, Chaoyang District M: 136 5131 9097 Latte •Northwest corner of Worker's

Rendez-vous Bar & Lounge •Kempinski Hotel Beijing, 50

Stadium. T: 010 6551 8881/8885

Ritz-Carlton Bar (Shin Kong •Place)

T: 010 6551 2373/135 2061 4049

Liangmaqiao Lu. T: 010 6465 3388

The Ritz-Carlton, No. 83A Jian Guo Road. T: 010 5908 8888

•66 Salud Nanluoguxiang. T: 010 6402 5086 •1F,Xian No.22 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. T: 010 8414 9810

Beijing •58 Elements Gongti West Road

Club •4/FLAN Twin Tower, B12 Jianguomen Waidajie. T: 010 5109 6012/13

Mix •Inside Worker's Stadium North Gate T: 010 6506 9888/6530 2889/150 1138 2219 Club Gaga •6 Gongti Xilu. T: 010 6552 8888

Market Place •B1, BHG Shin Kong Place, 87 Jianguo Lu

Flamenco Club •Workers Stadium West Gate

Michel •1/F,Boucherie Jiezuo Building, Xingfucun

Club •50 Pulse Liangmaqiao Lu.

The Drive-Thru 5-306 Sanlitun SOHO. T: 010 8590 0390

Club X •88 Changan Jie.

Nutrition Center •No.Elite 0159, Building C, Chaowai SOHO,

•3/F,Winghouse Taiyue Suites, 16 Sanlitun Nanlu

T: 010 6553 5278

Zhonglu. T: 010 6417 0489

Yue •Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng, 36

Chaoyang District.

Bar

T: 010 6530 5888

T: 010 5208 6092

•2/F,Danieli’s 21 Jianguomen Waidajie,

NIGHT

Seafood barbeque is the all time favorite. This season, fresh abalone, Boston lobster, king of razor clam from abysmal sea will be delicately cooked to tickle your taste buds. Elegant decor and ambiance makes the dining experience perfect for impressing business partners and friends.

Supermarket

•1/F,Crêpanini Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beilu

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(a la carte) Perfectly experience Chaozhou and Hunan flavors This Baroque style restaurant serves elaborate Chaozhou fare and fragrant Hunan dishes which are sure to please everyone. Helmed by award-winning Master Chef Tan, the Restaurant boasts a breathtaking white marble decor, elegant chandeliers, and a view of beautiful greenery outdoors.

•2F,Domain No.22 Jiuxianqiao Road,

DINING

Chaozhou Restaurant •MayJade 1 – June 30   Lunch and Dinner

No. 6, Chaowai Dajie. T: 010 5900 4538 City •52 Lohao Jingshun Lu.

T: 010 8459 4647 Food Center •15 Schindler's Zaoying Beili. T: 010 6591 9370 Mart Wanda Plaza •B1,Wal Wanda Plaza, 93 Jianguo Lu Plaza, 93 Jianguo Lu. T: 010 5960 3566

World Health Store •Room 2152, 1/F , A section, North

Tower, SOHO Shangdu, 8 Dongdaqiao Rd. T: 010 5900 2209

T: 010 6465 3388

T: 010 8391-3311 x 813

T: 010 6584 3353

Club

•18 180° Zhongguancun Beidajie

Club •143Dao Xizhimenwai Da Jie, West

T: 010 8261 3366 x 702

Triumph Plaza, 1/F. T: 010 8801 6848

Queen Club •6 Gongti Xilu. T: 010 6553 3555

Haze •A101, Guanghua Lu SOHO, 22

Inner Affair •6 Xiliujie, Sanlitun. T: 010 8454 0899

Guanghua Lu. T: 010 5900 6128

•79 Tango Hepingli Xijie. T: 010 6428 2288 •

Tang Micheng 8 Chaoyang Park West Gate T: 010 6500 8888

•B1,Amber Bldg B, The Place, A9 Guanghua Lu. T: 010 8269 6933

Passion KTV 1/F, West Hall, The Great Wall Sheraton Hotel. T: 010 6590 1104


•A8 Armaini Gongti Beilu. T: 010 5167 3333

Beijing Hotel •22 East Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District

Paw Paw •Beijing City Hotel, First Floor, Gongti

T: 010 8426 0888

MGM •Inside Worker's Stadium West Gate,

Dajie. T: 010 8511 7777

Rd.Chaoyang District. T: 010 6551 5555

Beilu #4. T: 010 6500 7827

No. 88. T: 010 6552 5556/9

G3 Palace 3 Gongti Xilu. T: 010 6553 6699 Hong Club •1 Gongti Nan Lu. T: 010 6552 8338

•B1 Hollywood Huasheng Plaza, 12 Yabaolu T: 010 5120 6758

Palace Club •Builing A, Chaowai Soho, No. 6

Chaowai Street. T: 010 5840 1885

BAR 19 TANGLA Hotel, 19 Fuxingmenwai Street, Chang’an Avenue West T: 010 5857 6688 x 6819 Hei Club •EastHeiGate of Workers’ Stadium T: 010 6553 2228

Fairmont Beijing •Yong'an Dongli Road, Jianguomenwai Gallery Hotel •NO.50 Workers’Stadium North

Hilton Beijing •1 Dongfang Lu, Dongsanhuan Beilu T: 010 5865 5000

Hilton Beijing Wangfujing Hotel •8 Wangfujing East Street T: 010 5812 8888

Hotel G Beijing A7 Gongti Xilu. T: 010 6552 3600 Hotel Nikko New Century Beijing •6 Shouti Nanlu. T: 010 6849 2001

11 Financial Street. T: 010 5852 5888

J&E Mansion •Honglingjin Park, Chaoyang District

Club •B1/F,Vegas Ritan International Hotel, 39

T: 010 5139 8739

•3/F,Tango 79 Hepingli Xijie. T: 010 6428 2288

Place Chaoyang District. T: 010 5908 8954

EZ •1/F,Club Wudaokou U-Center, 28 Chengfu Lu. M: 189 0114 7080

CN Club •House 79, 4 Gongti North Road T: 010 6615 2999

•1/F,WuNW corner, Wudaokou U-Center M: 189 1020 6978

Club •706,Share 7/F Zhongyu Plaza, 6A Gongti North Rd. 400 899 1300

•RmBossanova 209 Taiyue Studios, 16 Sanlitun

South Street. T: 010 6500 3351/134 6667 7852 Le-Nest •8 Gongti North Street, Gongti East Gate. T: 010 6553 2228

Lantern Bar •Gongti West Road. M: 139 1197 7989 Saint Island Club •Yuhui Nanlu, Shaoyaoju Beili T: 010 8461 2340

Marriott Beijing •83 JW Jian Guo Road, China Central Kempinski Hotel Beijing •Lufthansa Center

50 Liangmaqiao Lu. T: 010 6465 3388

Yard •6/F,Yoga 17 Gongti Beilu. T: 010 6413 0774

Pakistan Embassy College 1 Dongzhimenwai Dajie T: 010 6532 6660

International Clinic •Rm.Bioscor 1008 E-Tower, C12 Guanghua Lu

Yogi Yoga (Ritan Park) •North Gate, Ritan Park

Potter's Wheel •International School

Beijing International •Medical Center

Yoga, Easy Life •Rm.Easy 503, Bldg 2, Jianwai SOHO

Amcare Women's & •Children's Hospital

Yogi Yoga (Zhongguancun) 8/F, Zhongxin Shuma Plaza, 52 Beisihuan Xilu. T: 010 6269 2352

Vista Medical Center 3/F Kerry Center, 1 Guanghua Lu T: 010 8529 6618

T: 010 6503 5707

S106, 1/F, Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu. T: 010 6465 1561

9 Fangyuan Xilu, Jiangtai West Road 9-9. 400 100 0016 TCM Traditional Chinese •Medicine OHS Clinic-Oriental

Health Solution Rm.D, 29/F, Bldg B, Oriental Kenzo Building, Dongzhimen Waidajie T: 010 8447 6886 Smart Health Medical and •Dental 215, Lido Place, 6 Jiangtai Lu T: 010 6437 6898

T: 010 5863 8241

• Renaissance Beijing Chaoyang Hotel

36 Xiao Yun Road, Chaoyang District T: 010 6468 9999 Financial Street •1 JinRitz-Carlton Cheng Fang Street East,

Hotel, Beijing •29 Shangri-La Zizhuyuan Road Haidian District Beijing Dongcheng Hotel •36 Sheraton North Third Ring Road East, Dongcheng District. T: 010 5825 7944 Sofitel Wanda Beijing •Wanda Plaza, 93 Jianguo Lu

Flower Medical Center of •Beijing

Hengxiang Mansion 1st floor No. 15 Tuan Jie Hu Street Chaoyang District T: 010 8597 7096

Fitness & Yoga

Opposite House •TheThe Village at Sanlitun, Building 1, 11 Sanlitun Beilu. T: 010 6417 6688 The Peninsula Beijing •8 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing

Emperor Hotel Beijing •33 The Qihelou Street, Dongcheng District T: 010 6526 5566

Zhou Yoga •yihaiChan dasha 1701, liu dao kou, xue

yuan lu, haidian. M: 159 1081 6634 Shine Center •Room 2501, Cell#5, Building #4, UHN

Gongyuan Xilu. T: 010 5905 6067/6077 Lotus •RmYogi 301, Bldg 5 D4, 9

Chegongzhuang Dajie. T: 010 8831 2208/8831 2209 Yoga •5A Pinkstyle The Gate Tower North B, 19 Zhongguancun Ave. T: 010 8248 8119

Hot Yoga •RmOmShanti 2, 1/F, Bldg C, Huanqiu Maoyi

Therapeutic Retreat •17 Bodhi Gongti Beilu. T: 010 6413 0226 Retreat •1/F,Dragonfly Eastern Inn, 6 Baijiazhuang Lu T: 010 6593 6066

MuZen Retreat 60 Andingmen Dong Lu T: 010 6406 3566 Society •5F Waxing Haiyuncang International Plaza,

Meili Shijie •1/F,Somerest Grand Fortune Gardens, 46 Liangmaqiao Lu. T: 010 8440 1918

Beauty Salon •RmDaisy's 301, Bldg B, Sunshine 100 Apt, No 2 Guanghua Donglu T: 010 5100 0556/7

Julie's Salon •Workers' Stadium Door 10, Chaoyang District, Beijing. M: 136 0137 1790

Danny's Hair Salon •Season Club B36, Dongzhimen Waidajie, Chunxiu Road T: 010 8453 0399/817

ERIC Paris Salon(Lido Hotel) •Inside Lido Hotel, 112 Jichang Lu M: 135 0107 5843

•55 Frost Xingfucun Zhong Lu

T: 010 6417 9148/138 1107 4516 Paris Salon(Westin) •F5,ERIC the Westin Beijing, B9 Financial Street. T: 010 6629 7865

Bodies Tanning & •ProBronze Shop 6/F, 17 Gongti Beilu T: 010 6413 1180

Show Palace Hair Styling •Studio Rm 1027, 3.3 Fashion Plaza, 33 Sanlitun Lu. T: 010 5136 5534/5

K.U.L Hair Salon W216, 2\F, Bldg A, Fortune Plaza T: 010 6533 0028

Hosa Fitness Centre •6 Jianguomen Wai Dajie, SK Building

Yoga Center •RmSansthing 201, Bldg 6, Lishui Gardens

A, Rm 3201

Westin Workout •7 North Dongsanhuan Road,

Dongzhimen Waidajie. T: 010 5139 6208

Fitness •BldgOzone 2, 6/F, Zhubang 2000 Building, 99 Balizhuang Xili. T: 010 8586 5583

T: 010 6467 8221

"Blackbox" room No. 77 Baiziwan Nan Er Road. M: 135 0105 6857

Bikram Yoga Beijing •Pacific Century Place, 2A Gongti Bei Lu. T: 010 6539 3434

HEALTH

YIHE 42 Hot Yoga ( Blue •Castle)

M: 139 1029 0260

3/F, No. 2 South Building, Blue Castle, Dawang Lu. T: 010 8599 7395 YIHE 42 Hot Yoga (Gongti •Beilu)

T: 010 5985 0333

3FA, Grand Rock Plaza, Gongti Beilu T: 010 5190 9833

GlobalCare Women & •Children's Hospital

42 •1/F,OmBldgYoga 9, Lido Apartment Building

24 Xi Dawang Lu. T: 010 8776 9899

District . T: 010 6501 0799

Wai. T: 010 6533 6922

Senz Spa 109, 1/F, Bldg 1, 1 Baijiazhuang Road T: 010 5967 0458

Studio •1 XinAlona Yuan Nan Lu.

International Hospital •BldgOASIS C1, 9 Jiuxianqiao North Road

99 Massage and Spa Center •703E-Tower, Guanghualu, Chaoyang

Hummingbird Spa •Tower 26, Central Park, Chaoyangmen

District. T: 010 5907 8888

Dental

ZigZag Massage & Nails 52B Wuaoying Hutong T: 010 8404 0020

TATA •Gongti North Gate. T: 010 8511 3880

T: 010 5139 8922

Vikasa Yoga Shala •RmPrana 2409, 4/F North Tower, SOHO Shangdu, 8 Dongdaqiao Rd T: 010 5869 6438

EDUCATION Schools School •No.3e9-1International Jiang Tai Xi Lu

Beanstalk International •Kindergarten

Traders Upper East Hotel •2 Dongsihuan Beilu, Chaoyang

Chaoyangmen Wai. T: 010 6533 6922

Chaoyang Gongyuan Xilu T: 010 6538 1098

Unit 303, 3/F IFC Mall, 1-3 Xinyuan Nanlu. T: 010 8444 2388

Yanhui Yoga Pilates Studio •Beijing City International School,

Hummingbird Spa •Tower 26, Central Park,

Greenlake 1513 Spa •Rm.1513 Greenlake Garden, 9

Kangning Massage •Entrance1, 8 Xinyuan Nanlu

The Westin Beijing Chaoyang •7 North DongSanhuan road, Sanlitun The Westin Beijing Financial Stree 9B, Financial Street, XiCheng District T: 010 6606 8866

Bldg. 1, 11 Sanlitun Beilu T: 010 6410 5016

T: 010 6508 1241

Yoga Summit The Grand Summit Park 5, Bldg 17, Tianshui Xiyuan. T: 010 5935 9136

Andingmen Nei Da Jie. M: 135 2042 9129

Gymnasium •10 Chaoyang Yaojiayuan Lu. T: 010 8597 7888

Yanshaqiao. T: 010 5922 8888

•TheKocoon Opposite House, Basement 2,

Massage Center •1/F,Paradise Shouqi Plaza, A3 Zaoying Lu

Regent Health Club 5/F, The Regent Hotel, 88 Jinbao Jie T: 010 8522 1888

Block 7 No. 9 Yard Fang Yuan South St. T: 010 8457 8359

Place Chaoyang District T: 010 5908 8951

Beijing •83ATheJianRitz-Carlton Guo Road, China Central

BEAUTY

Nanlu, Dongsihuan Beilu T: 010 5129 6876

Lu. M: 139 1179 8376

No.6 North Road of East Fourth Ring Road, Chaoyang District T: 010 5130 7951

China World Hotel Beijing •1 Jianguomenwai Dajie

T: 010 6338 1888

Haidian District. T: 010 6259 6702

T: 010 6437 3344

T: 010 8516 2888

by Hilton Beijing •168Doubletree Guang'anmen Waidajie

Yoga •No.6Mountain Gongzhufen Cun,Xiangshan,

Lake Club •35 East Dongzhimen Waidajie

Marriott Hotel Northeast •26ABeijing Xiaoyun Lu. T: 010 5927 8888

Crowne Plaza Park View Wuzhou •8 Beisihuan Zhonglu. T: 010 8498 2288

Dajie. T: 010 6513 2188/6522 7168

Honglingjin Park, 5 Houbalizhuang T: 010 8583 3731

Lilyspring Spa •North Door Dongshanshu, Dongfeng

Aqua Salus Urban Retreat •Taiyue Height 106, 16 South Sanlitun

HOTELS

International Airport. T: 010 6456 5588

Yoga ( Oriental Plaza) •5/F,Yogi Oriental Plaza, 218-2 Wangfujing

Yew Chung International •School of Beijing

Chang'an Avenue. T: 010 6523 0333

with Yonnie •CheYoga Nian Dian Hutong, just off

T: 010 6553 2288

Hotel Beijing Airport •No.9CITIC Xiao Tianzhu Road, Capital

Western Academy of Beijing 10 Laiguangying Dong Lu T: 010 5986 5588

One Spa •2\F,InBldg E, Beijing Hotel, 33 East

Richmond Park Leisure •Fitness Center

Gym Ginza Mall •C/F,Powerhouse Kenzo Office Bldg, 48

T: 010 6505 2299

T: 010 5900 0850

1 Chajia Donglu, Langxinzhuang T: 010 8538 6977

8 Chaoyanggongyuan Nanlu T: 010 6539 8888

Center, Anzhen Bridge, North Third Ring Rd. T: 010 5825 6846/5825 6246

Swissôtel Beijing •2 Chaoyangmen Bei Dajie

World Summit Wing Beijing •No.China 1 Jianguomenwai Avenue

T: 010 8561 5506/5507

Springs Spa •B1\F,Palm Palm Springs International Club,

Kerry Sports Center •1 Guanghua Lu. T: 010 6561 8833

T: 010 8599 6666

T: 010 6505 2266

Bikram Hot Yoga 5/F, Bldg E, Yingke Centre, 2A Gongti Beilu. T: 010 6539 3434

Beijing Capital Hotel •61 Renaissance Dongsanhuan Middle Road

KindyROO International •Early Childhood Development

7 Ritan Donglu. T: 010 8562 9998

Club •78 Cross Sanlitun Nanlu. T: 010 6586 5020

Dong Cheng District T: 010 5811 8678

Stadium. T: 010 6553 5815

Lido Office Tower 3, Lido Place, 6 Jiangtai Road. T: 010 6430 1600

Academy Maple Drive-in Theater,21 Liangmaqiao Lu. T: 010 8457 4397

Chaoyang District, Beijing T: 010 5922 8888

Marriott Hotel City Wall •No.7Beijing Jian Guo Men South Avenue,

Yoga •1/F,Universal Gongti Literary Garden, Workers

Guo Jia Chinese Medicine Clinic Rm. 23A, 23/F, Tower B, Zhonghai Zijing Haoting, 30 Dongsanhuan Beilu T: 010 8598 0423

Raffles Hotels & Resorts •33 Dong Chang'an Jie. T: 010 6526 3388

Harrow International •School Beijing

International Academy of •Beijing

M: 139 1176 7521/133 9190 0713

42 Hot Yoga (Solana) •3/F,YIHE Bldg. 14, Solana, No. 6 Chaoyang

T: 010 8567 1234

T: 010 5869 7540

Yoga (Shunyi) •1/F,Fine Le Leman Lake Club House

Resource Hospital •18 King's Xiaoyun Lu. T: 010 6468 1355

Park Hyatt Beijing •2 Jianguomen Wai, Yintai Center

The Family Learning House •Jianwai SOHO West Zone

287, Hegezhuang Village, Cuigezhuang County. T: 010 6444 8900

Legendale Hotel Beijing •90-92 Jinbao Street. T: 010 8511 3388 New World Hotel Beijing Hujialou, Near Hujialou Subway Station. T: 010 6597 8888

Airport Road. T: 010 6454 9000

Tower 2, 16/F, 3 Xi Dawang Lu T: 010 5900 3192/139 1176 7521

Chang'an Jie. T: 010 6559 6769

T: 010 6583 1818/6583 5757/6581 5656

Bayley & Jackson Medical •Center

Yoga ( Blue Castle) •BlueFine Castle International Centre,

T: 010 6841 2211

Nice •1/F,Club Zhongfu Building, 99 Jianguo Lu.

T: 010 6592 2791/92

International Village, Xibahe Dongli #2, Chaoyang District. M: 151 1001 9193

Club Rumors Basement, Wudaokou Hotel M: 136 3312 7700

Beijing International SOS •24-Hour Clinic

Waidajie T: 010 6515 6272/73, 6515 7891/92

Medical Services •SuiteConfidant 701, 7/F Beijing Tower, 10 Dong

Kerry Hotel Beijing 1 Guang Hua Road. T: 010 6561 8833

Financial Street. T: 010 6601 6666

LIV Club 2/F, 6 Gongti Xilu. T: 010 6708 9898

218 Xiaoguan Beili, Anwai Dajie T: 010 6496 8888

InterContinental Beijing Financial •Street

Shenlu Jie. T: 010 6588 8887

Yogi Yoga (Chaoyang Park) •Tennis Center, Chaoyang Park

New Century International Children’s Hospital (NCICH) No.56 Nanlishi Road, Xicheng District T: 010 6802 5588

Grand Millennium Beijing 7 DongSanHuan Middle Road, Chaoyang District. T: 010 8587 6888

Charm Club •Workers Stadium, north of Fubar

AmAsia International •Medical Center

Grand Hyatt Beijing •1 Dongchang'an Jie. T: 010 8518 1234

Imperial Courtyard 16 Huayuandongxiang. T: 010 6708 5978

SimSim 03-90 Ritan Highlife, 39 Shenlu Jie T: 010 8569 0331

Zen Place Yoga Club Dulwich College Beijing •24/F,TheJingtai •Legend Building, 24 Jianguomen Garden Campus, 89 Capital

5/F, Beijing New World Shopping Mall, Chongwenmen. T: 010 6708 5077

Suite 105, Wing 1, Kunsha Building, No.16 Xinyuanli, Chaoyang District T: 010 6462 9112

Link Star Unit 258, 2/F, Bldg E, World City, 8 Jinhui Lu. T: 010 8590 7430

T: 010 6551 2877

The New World Eaton •Medical Center

T: 010 6437 8810

Beanstalk International •Bilingual School

1/F B Building, No 40 Liangmaqiao Rd, Chaoyang District. T: 010 6466 9255 Beijing BISS International •School 17, Area 4, Anzhen Xili. T: 010 6443 3151

World Youth Academy •18 Beijing Huajiadi Beili. T: 010 6461 7787 School of Beijing •9 AnBritish Hua Street. T: 010 8047 3588

1 Haiyuncang Hutong, Dongcheng District. T: 010 5123 9397

Road. T: 010 6501 2881

T: 010 6463 1399

•A11Aibosen Liufang Beili. T: 010 6465 2044 •BldgZenspa 1, A8 Xiaowuji Lu T: 010 8731 2530

Regency Taipan Ambassy Court, Basement, No 55 East 3rd ring road. T: 010 6509 1388 Spa •5/F,I Tower 2, Taiyue Suites, 16

Salon(Kerry Center) •ShopERIC123,Paris Kerry Center, 1 Guanghua Toni & Guy Hairdressing( IFC •Mall)

Tony Studio(Wangfujing) 919, 9/F, Bldg 2, Beijing APM, Wangfujing. T: 010 6528 1568 Toni&Guy Hairdressing •(Seasons Place)

4F, Seasons Place Shopping Centre, 2. Jinchengfang Street, Xicheng District. T: 010 6622 0316 Tony Studio(Jianwai SOHO) •V-0117, Bldg 9, Jianwai SOHO, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu T: 010 5869 4697

California Fitness •L3/L4, South Building, The Place, 9

Sanlitun Nanlu. T: 010 6507 1517

Guanghua Lu. 400 810 0988 T: 010 6587 1288

F Spa •Chaowai SOHO, B115-121, Zone C

Vita Hair Styling & •DayDolce Spa

T: 010 5900 1868

Oriental Taipan Massage and Spa 2/F, Block 9, Lido Place, A2 Fangyuan Xilu. T: 010 6437 6299 Essence Vale Spa •4 Yuyang Lu, Houshayu T: 010 8041 7588

Bldg. 5, Baijiazhuang. T: 010 6501 7256

Fushi Ladies Hair Reviviscence & Maintenance Salon Rm.705, Bldg 5, Jianwai SOHO T: 010 5869 7620 Feng Chao Liang Yan Beauty •Salon

Spa by Westin •5/F,Heavenly Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 North

2A2, Bldg 15, Oulujingdian Building, Yayuncun. T: 010 8485 2874

Aixin Massage Keep-fit Center •Rm.202, 2/F, Bldg 1, Fulihuayuan, 40

1/F, Bldg 7, Julong Huayuan, 68 Xinzhongjie. T: 010 6551 8091/9596

East Third Ring Road. T: 010 5922 8531

Maizidianjie. T: 010 6504 6490

Oasis Resort & Spa •2/F,Yan Novotel Oasis Hotel, Yanjiao

Rejuva Institute of Age •Management

Focus Beauty Salon •B1,50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthsansa Center T: 010 6465 3388

Canadian International •School of Beijing

Economic & Technological Development Zone. T: 010 6159 2299

Learning Center •of Children's Beijing

Bldg. 5, Baijiazhuang. T: 010 6501 7256

Dongsihuan Beilu. T: 010 5130 7068

de Feng for Men only •Rm.Spa 204 Binduyuan, 15 Zaoying Beili,

See Yu •Rm.Chuk 11-102, Baihuan Jiayuan,

38 Liangmaqiao Lu. T: 010 6465 7788

3052 & 3056 Gahood Villa’s, Baixinzhuang, Houshayu T: 010 8046 7082

Vita Hair Styling & •DayDolce Spa

Nongzhanguan Beilu. T: 010 6501 2881

La Feuille •C1-4-1-0103, Upper East Side, 6

Shuangjing Qiao. T: 010 6772 6847

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SOUTH CHINA DINING Café/Afternoon Tea

•1/F,Alfresco Hilton Guangzhou Tianhe, 215

Linhe Xi Heng Lu, Tianhe District. T: 020 6683 3610

林下轩:广州天河区林和西横路 215号广州天河新天希尔顿酒店首层

Italian Café •TianAurora Lun Garden, Jianshe Si Ma Lu. T: 020 8356 0733

奥罗拉意式咖啡馆:广州建设四马路 天伦花园首层

Veranda •2/FCafé China Hotel, A Marriott Hotel, 122 Liuhua Lu. T: 020 8666 6888 x 3248 丽廊咖啡厅:广州流花路122号中国 大酒店2楼

Coffee •VokaMaan Street, 460 Tianhe Bei Lu,

Tianhe District. T: 020 8751 7080 漫咖啡:广州天河区天河北路460号 沃凯街

Atrium •70/F,The5 Zhujiang West Road, Pearl

River New City, Tianhe District. T: 020 8883 3370

中庭酒吧:广州天河区珠江新城珠江 西路5号广州四季酒店70楼

The Cascade Café 1/F Garden Hotel, 368 Huanshi Dong Lu. T: 020 8333 8989 x 3909 观瀑廊咖啡厅:广州观市东路368号 花园酒店1楼

Espression •14,Lavazza 1/F, Onelink Walk, 230-232

Tianhe Road, Tianhe District. T: 020 3899 2863 广州天河区万菱汇1楼14铺

Sky Café 45/F, Asian Hotel, 326 Huanshi Dong Lu. T: 020 6128 8888 x 4583 云顶阁:广州环市东路326号之一亚 洲国际大酒店45楼

T Lounge & Bar 1/F, Hilton Guangzhou, Tianhe, 215 Linhe Xi Heng Lu, Tianhe District T: 020 6683 3610 广州天河区林和西横路215号广州天 河新天希尔顿酒店首层

Chinese/Cantonese Sheng Restaurant •33Bing Dongxiao Lu. T: 020 3428 6910

168 Tianhe Dong lu. T: 020 8751 8683 1-4/F Wefeng Hotel, 438 Jiangnan Dadao Nan. T: 020 8447 2844 炳胜:东晓路33号;天河东路 168号;江南大道南438号五凤酒 店1-4楼

Five Zen5es 2F, The Westin Pazhou, 681 Fengpu Zhong Road, Haizhu District. T: 020 8918 1226 中国元素中餐厅:广州海珠区凤浦中 路681号广州广交会威斯汀酒店2楼

Hongmian Chinese •Restaurant

4/F, The Westin Guangzhou,6, Linhe Zhong Lu, Tianhe District. T: 020 2886 6868 红棉中餐厅:广州天河区林和中路 6号广州海航威斯汀酒店4楼

•3/F,LaiTheHeen Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou,

Xing’an Lu, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District. T: 020 3813 6688 丽轩中餐厅:广州天河区珠江新城兴 安路3号广州富力丽思卡尔顿酒店3楼

Wan Market •2/F,LaiGarden Hotel, 368 Huanshi Dong Lu. T: 020 8333 8989 x 3922

荔湾亭:广州环市东路368号花园 酒店2楼

Chinois •6/F,LeSofitel Guangzhou Sunrich, 988 Guangzhou Dadao Zhong, Tianhe District. T: 020 3883 8888 x 3342

南粤宫:广州大道中988号广州圣丰 索菲特大酒店6楼

Xuan •5/F,SuiHilton Guangzhou Tianhe, 215

Linhe Xi Heng Lu, Tianhe District. T: 020 6683 3666/3668

广州天河区林和西横路215号广州天 河新天希尔顿酒店5层

Penthouse •22/F,TheGrand Hyatt Guangzhou,

12Zhujiang Xi Lu, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District. T: 020 8396 1234 s 3398 空中花园:天河区珠江新城珠江西路 12号富力君悦酒店22楼

Heen •71/F,Yu5Yue Zhujiang West Road, Pearl

River New City, Tianhe District. T: 020 8883 3371

愉粤轩:广州天河区珠江新城珠江西 路5号广州四季酒店71楼

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Italian Mondo •72/F,Caffe 5 Zhujiang West Road, Pearl

River New City, Tianhe District. T: 020 8883 3373

意珍:广州天河区珠江新城珠江西路 5号广州四季酒店72楼

采悦轩:广州天河区天河路粤海喜 来登酒店

Dong lu. T: 020 8917 8888 x 6418

Yue Sheraton Guangzhou Hotel, 208 Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District. T: 020 6668 8888

Southeast Asian Basil French Vietnamese •Restaurant

No.20 Haiming Lu, Up Zone Residence Bldg. Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District. T: 020 3831 2567 金不换法越风味餐厅:广州天河区 珠江新城海明路20号力迅上筑西区 A005铺

CoolThai •Shangri-La Hotel, 1 Huizhan Dong

Lu, Haizhu District. T: 020 8917 8888 ext 6450 香泰:广州海珠区会展东路1号香格 里拉酒店

Malaysia mania •ShopPenang 49-51, 475 Huanshi Dong Lu, Yuexiu District. T: 020 8760 8599 Hours: 11am - 10.30pm

槟城马来西亚餐厅:广州越秀区环 市东路475号之三东都大世界1楼 49-51号

5 •G/F,Soi1 Jianshe Liu Ma Lu, Yuexiu District. T: 020 8388 3821

广州越秀区建设六马路1号誉海食 街1楼

Japanese

•2/FFurusato Garden Hotel, 368 Huanshi Dong Lu. T: 020 8333 8989 x 3925/3926

故乡日本料理:广州环市东路368号 花园酒店2楼

•4/F,Kaiseki Lobby No.2, Chimelong Hotel, Panyu Dadao, Panyu District. T: 020 8378 6838 x 61488

怀石料理日本餐厅:广州番禺区迎宾 路长隆酒店2楼大堂4层

Long Ye Cheng •Shop 213, Office Tower, China Hotel.

T: 020 8666 6888 x 2256.2257 33 Miaoqian Zhi Jie. T: 020 8767 5603 龙野城:广州中国大酒店商务楼 213铺;广州庙前直街33号

Kumoi 72/F, 5 Zhujiang West Road, Pearl River New City, Tianhe District. T: 020 8883 3372 云居:广州天河区珠江新城珠江西路 5号广州四季酒店72楼

•42F,Mai The Westin Pazhou, 681 Fengpu

Zhong Road, Haizhu District. T: 020 8918 1246

舞日本料理:广州海珠区凤浦中路 681号广州广交会威斯汀酒店42楼

•3/F,Nadaman Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou, 1 Huizhan Dong Lu, Haizhu District. T: 8917 6498

滩万日本料理:广州海珠区会展东路 1号广州香格里拉大酒店3楼

Fusion

2 on 988 2/F, Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich, 988Guangzhou Dadao Zhong, Tianhe District. T: 020 3883 8888 x 3304 全日制餐厅:广州大道中988号广州 圣丰索菲特大酒店2楼

Catch •100/F, 5 Zhujiang West Road, Pearl

River New City, Tianhe District. T: 020 8883 3300

佰汇鲜:广州天河区珠江新城珠江西 路5号广州四季酒店100楼

•4/FEbony Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou,

389 Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District. T: 020 3808 8884

广州天河区天河路389号广州文华东 方酒店4楼

•1/F,Foods The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou,

Xing’an Lu, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District. T: 020 3813 6688 广州天河区珠江新城兴安路3号广州 富力丽思卡尔顿酒店1楼

Seasonal Tastes •2/F, The Westin Guangzhou, 6 Linhe

Zhong Lu, Tianhe District. T: 020 2826 6967 1/F, The Westin Pazhou, 681 Fengpu Zhong Road, Haizhu District. T: 020 8918 1206

知味:广州天河区林和中路6号广州海 航威斯汀酒店2楼;广州海珠区凤浦中 路681号广州广交会威斯汀酒店1楼

Twist Mediterranean •Restaurant

106/F, The Canton Tower, 222 Yuejiang Zi Lu, Haizhu District. T: 020 8933 8092 璇玑自助餐厅:广州海珠区阅江西路 222号广州塔106层

T: 020 8423 8985 广州市海珠区江南东路晓港花园 19号4楼

•16 McCawley’s Huacheng Dadao, Zhujiang New

Town, Tianhe District. T: 020 3801 7000 / 186 2011 2924

3 Xing’an Lu, Zhujiang New Town, TIanhe District. T: 020 3813 6688

广州圣丰索菲特酒店:天河区广州大 道中988号

丽思卡尔顿水疗中心:广州天河区珠 江新城兴安路3号广州富力丽思卡尔 顿酒店4楼

The Ritz-Carlton Guangzhou •3, Xing’an Lu, Zhujiang New Town,

Heavenly Spa •6/F, The Westin Guangzhou, 6 Linhe

www.ritzcarlton.com

TIanhe District. T: 020 3813 6688

广州富力丽思卡尔顿酒店:天河区珠 江新城兴安路3号

II Forno Paddy Field •Shangri-La •4thNew Hotel Guangzhou, 1 Huizhan floor, Fineland Tower, 28 Tiyu

Zhong lu, Tianhe District. T: 020 2886 6868 4F, The Westin Pazhou, 681 Fengpu Zhong Road, Haizhu District. T: 020 8918 1928

T: 020 2886 6868

爱弗罗:广州香格里拉大酒店会展 东路1号

天梦水疗中心:广州天河区林和中路 威斯汀酒店6楼; 广州海珠区凤浦中路 681号广州广交会威斯汀酒店1楼

HOTELS

Pazhou •AreaTheC, Westin Canton Fair Complex, 681

Ponte •2/FIIHilton Guangzhou Tianhe, 215 Linhe Xi Heng Lu, Tianhe District. T: 020 6683 3636

广州天河区林和西横路215号广州天 河新天希尔顿酒店2层

•3/F,Limoni The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou,

Xing’an Lu, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District. T: 020 3813 6688

Celebrate the famously brief black truffle season at LIMONI with masterful set menus and unforgettable à la carte creations featuring the prized ingredients Dates: July to September Price: Starting from RMB 158 意轩:广州天河区珠江新城兴安路 3号广州富力丽思卡尔顿酒店3楼

Prego 40/F, The Westin Guangzhou, 6 Lin He  Zhong Road, Tianhe District. T: 020 2826 6968 帕戈意大利餐厅:广州市天河区林和 中路6号广州海航威斯汀酒店40楼

Other Western

1920 4th floor, 1 Jianshe Liu Ma Road, Taojin, Yuexiu District. T: 020 8388 1142 183 Yan Jiang Zhong Road, Haizhu Square. T: 020 8333 6156 Shop67,69,72&76, The Canton Place, Qingfeng Jie, Zhujiang New Town. T: 020 8388 1142

The first and the finest German eatery in Guangzhou 广州越秀区建设六马路1号4楼;广 州越秀区沿江中路183号;广州天 河区珠江新城清风街48号广粤天地 67,69,72,78号铺

9 Garden No.9 Jiansheliu Ma lu, Yue Xiu District. T: 020 8376 6197

Mediterranean healthy dinning with a nice environment. Hours: 12am – 2am 广州市越秀区建设六马路9号

Dream Garden •Ground floor Guangdong Museum of Art by the Pearl river, 38 Yanyu road, Ersha Island. T: 020 8732 0368 广州市二沙岛烟雨路38号

G 22/F, Grand Hyatt Guangzhou, 12, ZhuJiang Xi Lu, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District. T: 020 8396 1234 x 3423 广州天河区珠江新城珠江西路12号富 力君悦酒店22楼

Grill •6/F,LeSofitel Guangzhou Sunrich, 988 Guangzhou Dadao Zhong, Tianhe District. T: 020 3883 8888 x 3344

香榭丽舍扒房:广州大道中988号广 州圣丰索菲特大酒店6楼

广州天河区珠江新城花城大道16号

Dong Road, Tianhe District. T: 020 8398 6181

Food for the hungry, Drink for the thirsty, Home for the homeless. 广州市天河区体育东路28号方圆 大厦4楼

Lounge •1/F,Pearl The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou

, Xing’an Lu, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District. T: 020 3813 6688

Guangzhou

珍珠吧:广州天河区珠江新城兴安路 3号广州富力丽思卡尔顿酒店1楼

Chateau Star River Hotel •YingBin Lu, Panyu District.

One •AreaTheA, Zhujiang Party Pier Beer

www.chateaustarriver.com

Culture & Art Zone, Modiesha Tunnel, Yue Jiang Xi Lu, Haizhu District. T: 186 8021 3380 Biggest nightclub with great sounds, light systems and captivating programs.

广州海珠区阅江西路磨碟沙隧道珠江 琶醍啤酒文化创意艺术区A号

The Soul 12 Jiang She Liu Ma Road, Taojin, Yuexiu District. T: 020 8386 6939 Best Cocktails in Town

广州越秀区建设六马路12号

Tian Bar 99/F, 5 Zhujiang West Road, Pearl River New City, Tianhe District T: 020 8883 3399 天吧:广州天河区珠江新城珠江西路 5号广州四季酒店99楼

Rebel •42 Rebel Tiyu Dong Road, Tianhe District T: 020 8520 1579

广州天河区体育东路42号

EDUCATION Schools

T: 020 3993 6688

广州星河湾酒店:番禺区迎宾路

www.starwoodhotels.com/whotels

Hotel, A Marriott Hotel •122China Liuhua Lu. T: 020 8666 6888 www.marriottchinahotel.com

广州中国大酒店:流花路122号

www.crowneplaza.com

www.shenzhen.grand.hyatt.com

广州中心皇冠假日酒店:环市东路 339号

Crowne Plaza Guangzhou •Huadu

28 Ningcai Lu, Central District, Science City. T: 020 8880 0999 www.crowneplaza.com

广州四季酒店:天河区珠江新城珠江 西路5号(IFC)

Hyatt Guangzhou •12,Grand Zhujiang Xi Lu, Zhujiang New

Guangzhou Nanhu •International School

www.guangzhou.grand.hyatt.com

55 Huayang Jie, Tiyu Dong Lu, Tianhe District. T: 020 3886 6952

Hilton Guangzhou Baiyun 515-517 Yuncheng Dong Lu, Baiyun District. T: 020 6660 0666

Town, Tianhe District. T: 020 8396 1234

广州富力君悦酒店:天河区珠江新城 珠江西路12号

www.hilton.com.cn/guangzhoubaiyun

广州万达希尔顿酒店:白云区云城东 路515-517号

Hilton Guangzhou Tianhe 215 Linhe Xi Heng Lu, Tianhe District. T: 020 6683 9999

www.utahloy.com

Mandarin Oriental •Guangzhou

Petal Place •ShopTheF13/B, Redtory, 685 Linjiang

Dadao, Tianhe District. T: 020 3703 9106 花半间景观概念餐厅:天河区临江大 道685号红专厂创意园区F13/B铺

Tandoor •2/F,The Asia International Hotel, 326,

Hair Corner •L225, 2/F, Taikoo Hui Shopping Mall,

花水疗中心:广州天河区珠江新城珠 江西路5号广州四季酒店69楼

Hours: 10am - 10pm

广州天河区珠江新城花城大道16号

Magic Hair Salon •6/F, The Westin Guangzhou, 6 Linhe

Zhong Lu, Tianhe District. T: 020 2826 6769 7/F, Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich, 988 Guangzhou Dadao Zhong. T: 020 3734 5022

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District. T: 020 2829 6258

Xi Lu, Pearl River New City, Tianhe District. T: 020 8396 1234

•60,A1Xianlie Dong Henglu, Tianhe 广州天河区先烈东横路60号星坊创 意工作园

One •1/FBar Hilton Guangzhou Tianhe, 215 Linhe Xi Heng Lu, Tianhe District. T: 020 6683 3619/3620

独壹酒吧,广州天河区林和西横路 215号广州天河新天希尔顿酒店首层

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广州文华东方酒店:天河区天河路 389号

Hotel Tianhe •228Marriott Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District. 广州正佳广场万豪酒店:天河区天 河路228号

天都里印度餐厅:广州市环市东路 326号亚洲国际大酒店2层。

Town, Tianhe District. T: 020 3726 6363

www.mandarinoriental.com/guangzhou

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River New City, Tianhe District. T: 020 8883 3000

•16 Vlife Huacheng Dadao, Zhu Jiang New

389 Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District. T: 020 3808 8888

广州天河路383号太古汇商城裙楼第 二层L225商铺

Huanshi Dong Lu. T: 020 6260 8999 www.tandoorchina.com

广州天河新天希尔顿酒店:天河区林 和西横路215号

383 Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District. T: 020 3808 8338

Spa •69/F,Hua5 Zhujiang West Road, Pearl

O Spa •Grand Hyatt Guangzhou, 12 Zhujiang 广州天河区珠江新城珠江西路12号广 州富力君悦酒店内

So Spa 7/F, Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich, 988 Guangzhou Dadao Zhong, Tianhe District T: 020 3883 8888 x 2303

So Spa水疗中心:广州大道中988号 广州圣丰索菲特大酒店7楼

The Ritz-Carlton Spa 4/F, The Ritz-Carlton Guangzhou,

Nanshan District. T: 0755 2162 8888    

Shenzhen •9009InterContinental Shennan Road, Overseas

Crowne Plaza Guangzhou •Science City

Favorview Palace, Huijing new town, Wushan, Tianhe District. T: 020 3879 7324

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HILTON SHENZHEN SHEKOU NANHAI •No. 1177, Wanghai Road,

广州花都皇冠假日酒店:花都区迎宾 大道189号

www.crowneplaza.com

800 Sha Tai Bei Road, Baiyun District. T: 020 8720 2019

托普卡皮土耳其烧烤餐厅,广州环市 东路367号1-3楼

深圳君悦酒店:罗湖区宝安南路1881号

深圳蛇口希尔顿南海酒店: 南山区望 海路1177号

Utahloy International •School Guangzhou

www.sultanrestaurant.com.cn

District. T: 0755 8266 1234

189 Yingbin Dadao, Huadu District. T: 020 3690 0888

www.guangzhoutianhe.hilton.com

Sultan Restaurant Turkish BBQ 1/F-3/F. 367 Huanshi Dong Lu. T: 020 8349 4170/4171

Shenzhen Hyatt Shenzhen •1881Grand Baoan Nan Road, Luohu

339 Huanshi Dong Lu. T: 020 8363 8888

Poolside Bar and Grill Shangri-La Hotel, 1 Huizhan Dong Lu, Haizhu District. T: 020 8917 8888 x 6422 广州会展东路1号香格里拉大酒店

广州W酒店:天河区珠江新城冼村 路26号

Plaza Guangzhou •CityCrowne Centre

www.fourseasons.com/guangzhou

广州誉德莱国际学校

www.thegardenhotel.com.cn

Tianhe District. T: 020 2213 1000

www.cisgz.com

www.micschina.com

Garden Hotel •368,The Huanshi Dong Lu. T: 020 8333 8989

广州长隆酒店:番禺区番禺大道

5 Zhujiang Xi Lu, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District. T: 020 8883 3888

Mayland International Resort, No.168 West Shanqian Ave, Huadu District. T: 020 3672 8212

广州广交会威斯汀酒店:海珠区凤浦 中路681号广州国际会议展览中心C区

www.chiimelonghotel.com.cn

Four Seasons Hotel •Guangzhou

Mayland International •School 美林湖国际学校

www.westin.com/pazhou

Hotel •26 WXiancun Lu, Zhujiang New Town,

32 Shiguang Road, Shiqiao, Panyu District. T: 020 3925 5321

www.gnis-china.com

Fengpu Zhong Road, Haizhu District. T: 020 8918 1818

T: 020 8478 6838

广州加拿大人国际学校

广州南湖国际学校

广州海航威斯汀酒店:天河区林和 中路6号

广州花园酒店:环市东路368号

广州科学城中心区凝彩路28号

www.efcanton.com

www.westin.com/guangzhou

Chimelong Hotel •Panyu Dadao, Payu District.

Canadian International •School of Guangzhou

International School •of French Guangzhou 广州法国国际学校

The Westin Guangzhou •6, Linhe Zhong Lu, Tianhe District.

www.guangzhoumarriott.com

Pullman Guangzhou Baiyun •Airport

Chinese Town. T: 0755 3399 3388 www.intercontinental.com

深圳华侨城洲际酒店:华侨城深南 大道9009号

Marriott Shenzhen •6005JWShennan Boulevard, Futian District. T: 0755 2269 8888

www.JWmarriottshenzhen.com 金茂深圳JW万豪酒店:福田区深南 大道6005号

Hotel Shenzhen •HaiKempinski De San Dao, Hou Hai Bin Road,

Nanshan District. T: 0755 8888 8888 www.kempinski.com

深圳凯宾斯基酒店:南山区后海滨 路海德三道

Polo Shenzhen •28 Marco Fuhua 1st Road, Futian CBD, Shenzhen. T: 0755 8298 9888 www.marcopolohotels.com/

深圳马哥孛罗好日子酒店:福田中心 区福华一路28号

Shangri-La Hotel Shenzhen •Futian

4088 Yi Tian Road, Futian District. T: 0755 8828 4088 www.shangri-la.com

深圳福田香格里拉酒店:福田区益 田路4088号

Sheraton Dameisha Resort, Shenzhen 9 Yankui Road, Dameisha Yantian District. T: 0755 8888 6688 www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton

深圳大梅沙京基喜来登度假酒店:盐 田区大梅沙盐葵路(大梅沙段)9号

Sheraton Hotel Shenzhen •Futian

Great China International Exchange Square, Fuhua Road, Futian District. T: 0755 8383 8888 www.sheraton.com/shenzhen

深圳福田喜来登酒店,福田区福华路 大中华国际交易广场

Langham Shenzhen •7888TheShennan Boulevard, Futian District. T: 0755 8828 9888

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. T: 020 3606 8866

www.shenzhen.langhamhotels.com

铂尔曼酒店:广州白云国际机场

Ritz-Carlton Shenzhen •116The Fuhua San Road, Futian District.

www.pullmanhotels.com

Guangzhou Hotel •208Sheraton Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District.

T: 020 6668 8888

www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton 广州粤海喜来登酒店:天河区天河 路208号

Sheraton Guangzhou Huadu •Resort

深圳东海朗庭酒店,福田区深南大 道7888号

T: 0755 2222 2222 www.ritzcarlton.com

深圳星河丽思卡尔顿酒店,福田区福 华三路116号

St. Regis Shenzhen •5016TheShennan Road East, Luohu District. T: 0755 8308 8888

Northeast of Shanqian Dadao, Huadu District. T: 020 3695 3888

www.starwoodhotels.com/stregis

广州花都合景喜来登度假酒店:花都 区山前大道东北侧

Venice Hotel Shenzhen •9026TheShennan Boulevard, Nanshan

www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton

Shangri-La Hotel Guangzhou •1, Huizhan Dong Lu, Haizhu District.

深圳瑞吉酒店,罗湖区深南东路 5016号京基100大厦73-100楼

District. T: 0755 2693 6888 www.szvenicehotel.com

T: 020 8917 8888

深圳威尼斯酒店:南山区深南大道 9026号

广州香格里拉酒店:海珠区会展 东路1号

The Westin Shenzhen Nanshan •9028-2 Shennan Road, Nanshan

www.shangri-la.com

Guangzhou Sunrich •988Sofitel Guangzhou Dadao Zhong, Tianhe District. T: 020 3883 8888 www.sofitel.com

District. T: 0755 2698 8888

www.starwoodhotels.com/westin 深圳益田威斯汀酒店:南山区深南 大道9028-2号


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