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The weird and wonderful happenings around Shanghai

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EDITOR’S LETTER July is a terribly exciting, yet nervewracking month for me as my stabilizers have been taken off and I am officially Talk Magazine’s new Managing Editor. I have been, and will be making, a few slight changes around here which I hope you appreciate. Talk magazine always has been fabulous but you may now see a few new and recognizable faces popping up across these pages in the months to come. One such example of this is our new guest opinion column and this month lovely Lexie, of Strictly Cookies fame, is kicking off the whole shebang on page 5. Along with new opinions, look out for our new food features, Alternative Eats (page 28) and Chinese Chi Fan (page 29), so you can continue to have a broad understanding of dining in Shanghai and impress your friends with your worldly food knowledge; those who don’t read Talk themselves of course! For this month’s issue I had a great time researching our Shanghai’s Essential Summer Reads cover story (page 6). This coincidentally went hand-in-hand with the other ‘research’ I was doing for the Shanghai Staycation Supplement (page 21). There is nothing more relaxing than curling up with an interesting book whilst sitting in the lap of luxury. Make sure you give yourself the time to try it out this month; we all deserve a treat once in a while! We also have great Community Talk and Education Talk stories this month. Here at Talk Magazine, we really want to create a discussion with you, our readers, to find out who you are, what you like doing and what we can do for you. As a result, we are slowly but surely cranking up the dials on our website. Talk Magazine Online will be brought into 2013 shortly so watch this space! Finally, I want to say a big thank you to Tom Carter and Garden Books for taking the time to produce the beautifully shot cover photo for my first issue as Managing Editor. Right, that’s everything. Let’s Talk!

Nyima Pratten

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Around Town

Your news round-up for the month of July Shanghai 5 Emission Standard

supply facilities, have officially announced the plan to increase water prices by an average of RMB 0.85 per m³. This might seem like a small rise to your monthly bill, yet we hope it will be a crucial step to improving water quality and resource conservation.

Summer Travel According to Shanghai Environment Protection Bureau, details of the Shanghai 5 emission standard will be released this month. The Shanghai 5 standard will define the acceptable limits for exhausts emissions and is the equivalent of the Euro 5 (the European emission standard introduced in 2008). Surely joyful news for all Shanghai residents!

Summer Scent

Food Safety Blacklists

In a bid to improve food safety, the Shanghai Municipal Food Safety Committee will begin to periodically release the names of blacklisted food companies that repeatedly violate production regulations. The list is compiled by the Committee through informationbased technology that monitors citywide food quality from the moment of production. Meat, grain, milk, vegetables, oil, poultry, and freshwater fish will all be assessed. In order to punish and deter future bad practises, blacklisted companies will have to keep this negative rating on their records.

This summer, stop when you hear the melodic tone of flower vendors peddling their wares. In a tradition dating back to the beginning of the last century, locals wear a choice of White Sandalwood, Cape Jasmine or Arabian Jasmine to drive away bad odors brought on by the sticky, hot summer. These dealers are usually aged Shanghainese women who have been selling the sweet scent since their youth. In their baskets you will find fragrant handmade bracelets, necklaces and brooches for sale. Unfortunately, nowadays it is harder to find these flower ladies due to rising flower prices and waves of new city residents who do not follow the time-honored tradition.

Water Prices Rise

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For most of the local students, summer is finally here! This means that there will be a massive surge in demand in the travel sector. Major ticketing offices in Shanghai have already reported increased business and this trend is likely to continue throughout July. As a result, many domestic airlines have been multiplying their number of flights as well as offering discounts especially for this peak season. If you’re heading out of town, look out for these great deals ASAP!

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Inevitable Shanghai Abandonment: A Guide Lexie Comstock

What to do when 25% of your friends move within a two-week period


Get drunk (with them). It’s ok, public drunkenness is both legal and seemingly encouraged here, if I go by the number of barfing businessmen around 7pm on a Tuesday evening. This time, you actually have an excuse! Unless drunk Skyping catches on like I inaccurately predicted in 2009, who knows when you will be able to do this again with them!


Join them on all of their “Shanghai bucket list” activities. That way, you can be the wise old bucket list sage who’s like, “Lupu bridge? More like LuPOO bridge. Don’t do it, sister.” and everyone will nod and think of you as an old bucket list sage.


Take them out to dinner, ya cheapskate! They’ve put up with your baloney for the past x years (months? Eh... go Dutch) and you can get a Chinese feast for RMB100. Feel free to say, “I had originally made a reservation at Mr and Mrs Bund, but then I realized, ‘We’re in China! You’re leaving China! This is silly!’ so now we’re going to 4 Seasons Dumpling King. You’re welcome!”


Don’t be a Debbie Downer/Wailing Wang (!). They’re leaving and are probably excited, nervous, upset and hungry about it. Don’t complicate that with your emotions (unless your emotions include overtures of love and a proposal) but totally guilt them into giving (not selling) you that toaster.


This is not the time to pick fights. Really try to savor your time with your soon departing friends, and if you are truly up in arms about something, write them a note, and with a tear in your eye say, “Promise me you won’t open this until you’re on the plane.” Cut to them on the plane, after they’ve waited 2 hours to really be able to digest and appreciate the deep things you’re going to say in the letter, and they open it and it says: “Never dry cleaning that shirt you spilled wine on? Not cool. Not over it.” and that’s it. That way, you haven’t tainted the memory of your friendship in China, only your friendship over Siberia, or whatever. It’s kinder. They can disassociate.


Get drunk (without them). Put on some Joni Mitchell, pour a generous - Become a Talk Insider!

glass of baijiu infused vino, and croon to your dog Mario (this advice is semiautobiographical) while he fondly remembers his days on the streets.


Get yourself together! You’re better than this! It has happened before and it will happen again! - Love Joni Mitchell, the napkin stuck to your face says when you wake up the next morning.


Realize your life calling is a songwriter. You need to get out of Shanghai immediately.


Pack bags. Sell dog. Thank the heavens for already doing 14 bucket lists this season.

Lexie Comstock

This is dedicated to Liza and Claire, two idiots who couldn’t take the pollution. Oh, and their company LuRu Home is now based in the USA or whatever.

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Shanghai’s Essential Summer Reading List

Nyima Pratten

Summer is here and that means that many of us will be migrating out of the city on our long voyages home. There is nothing worse than having that sinking feeling halfway through a long haul flight, when batteries are flashing red on portable devices, you have already got through the in-flight entertainment menu and the next round of food won’t be making its way to you for at least another hour. That is why this year, Talk Magazine has stepped in to offer you a good old-fashioned entertainment alternative that will never let you down... an essential summer reading list. Even if you are not venturing home this summer (and if not, I

Tess Johnston

Paul French

British born French has written and co-written a selection of books on China over the past decade, including his best-seller Midnight in Peking (2011) and his latest book The Badlands: Decadent Playground of Old Peking (see page 36 for Talk’s book review)

Where did your China journey begin? Arguably on my great grandfather’s knee in a kitchen in North London in the 1970s. A World War One veteran, he told me stories of his glory days in the Royal Navy stationed in Shanghai in the 1920s – quite risqué and made my grandmother blush! Why were you drawn to write about twentieth century China? There are simply too many good stories – Shanghai was a far more interesting place in the first half of the twentieth century than today, in my humble opinion. The foreigners were more exciting, got up to more adventures and got themselves into more messes. People today don’t like to hear that but it’s true – the times were simply bigger, the stakes higher, the personalities larger!! Can you tell the magazine what you are working on now? I want to stay with literary nonfiction for a while – to take wellresearched real stories and write them in a novelistic and stylized



suggest checking out our Staycation Supplement on page 22 and Hotel Deals on page 40), put aside some time in your busy schedule to spend quality alone time with a book out in the lovely sunshine with a glass of something cool and bubbly. After all, Shanghai residents love a good adventure but not all of us have the time to go out and find one everyday. Immerse yourselves in a gripping tale instead and wish yourself away for now. In order to formulate our reading list, we caught up with some well-respected, Shanghai-loving authors to talk life, books and summer reads.

form. I’m now working on a book that starts a couple of years after the end of Midnight in Peking but is in Shanghai around 1940/1941 and deals with the foreign gambling gangs that operated in the city as it was surrounded by the Japanese. It’s the Shanghai Badlands this time rather than Peking’s but its foreigners being bad in China on an awesome scale!! Which author (alive or dead) would you most like to have dinner with? Well, given that I love to dig up old gossip and scandal around China and Asia I suppose I’d profit most for a good chinwag with Somerset Maugham. His On a Chinese Screen revealed some of the more repellent expats of the day and The Painted Veil is all scandalous love triangles among expats in China. It’d be one of the great all-time gossip-fests.

American born Johnston and her co-author, Shanghai photographer, Deke Erh (owner of publishing house Old China Hand Press), have published almost 30 books, including fifteen volumes on Western architecture, the expatriate experience in old China and the Shanghai Walks series.

Where did your China journey begin? It began in 1981 when I asked for and got an assignment here with the Foreign Service, I’d been in Vietnam for 7 years before that during the war and I knew I loved Asia so I came here with the American Consulate General. What spurred you to join the Chinese literature scene? Well, when I got here there was this fantastic city, and remember, in 1981 virtually nothing had been torn down and virtually nothing had been built. So here was this perfectly preserved western city on the shores of China, nothing had been written about it architecturally for 30 years, since the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution, and I wanted to document this in photos and in words because for all I knew it would be torn down and I was actually right!

Which book has most inspired you? The books by Lynn Pan (Pan Ling), she is a friend of mine, have always been an inspiration to me because she has covered such wide areas of the Chinese and Shanghai experience. She is a marvellous writer; I would say I am one of her greatest fans. She lives here in Shanghai and is still writing very, very good books. What book will you be reading this summer? Anne de Courcy has written a book called The Fishing Fleet: Husband-Hunting in the Raj about the women who used to come out from the colonies, mainly from England, to Shanghai and other treaty ports in China and to India, at the turn of the 20th century, before and afterwards, in order to find husbands. I read a lot of literature about the empire and I read very little contemporary literature. - Become a Talk Insider!

Essential Summer Reading List Apart from the wonderful book titles written or mentioned by our fabulous interviewees (obviously you will read them first), here is the rest of Talk’s Essential Summer Reading List, compiled by those in the know.

Qiu Xiaolong

Qiu is a Shanghai born novelist and poet best known for his awardwinning Inspector Chen series of crime novels. His latest Inspector Chen novel, Enigma of China, was published last month (see page 9 for more information about Qiu and page 36 for Talk’s book review). Which author (alive or dead) would you most like to have dinner with? Well actually it would be a Swedish couple called Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö who wrote the Inspector Martin Beck books. I’m grateful to them for their influence on me. In China, when I first started reading detective stories in traditional books like Sherlock Holmes the detectives are geniuses. But, for

French is excited about the new translation of Chi Zhijian’s The Last Quarter of the Moon. “It's a story set across different time periods among the nomadic Evenki people of northern China.” Carter also suggests this book.

this Swedish couple, their focus is more sociological. What kind of society produces what kind of people? Their detective, Martin Beck, is more like Inspector Chen. The detective is a nice guy and works very hard but is certainly not a genius in the sense of Sherlock Holmes and he certainly has to face all kinds of social problems. When I first read the Inspector Martin Beck books, I was so surprised that you could write a detective story like that. I really wanted to write about Chinese society so that is how and why, at least to a large extent, I started writing this particular genre.

Next up Tom Miller and China’s Urban Billion “This book will up your knowledge on the issues and craziness of China’s on-going urbanization program” French tells us. A collection of articles called China and the Environment: The Green Revolution by Chinadialogue is also a must read. French believes that Chinadialogue is a great bilingual environmental website. Johnston suggests the latest volume of the Shanghai Walks

series Beyond the Concessions by Katie Baker, Edie Miller and Cam Chamberlin. Johnston states “I think our Shanghai Walks books are probably our biggest contribution to Shanghai; they are so popular and they cover every conceivable piece of connected history and architecture that you can think of in Shanghai.” Johnston also recommends Port of Last Resort: The Diaspora Communities of Shanghai by Marcia Reynders Ristaino as she is fascinated by Shanghai’s 20th Century diaspora community. Qiu told Talk that this summer he will be reading How China Became Capitalist by Ronald Coase and Ning Wang. Ronald Coase is Nobel Laureate in Economics. The Scavenger's Daughters by Kay Bratt is another suggestion by Carter and a contributor to Unsavory Elements. Finally, Carter mentions In Manchuria by Michael Meyer. Meyer was another contributor to Unsavory Elements.

Where to Pick Up Your Summer Reads

Can you tell us about the new Inspector Chen novel you are working on at the moment? I want to look at what is wrong with the system in China and in what kind of social political circumstances certain people can come up and are still coming up.

Garden Books

Tom Carter

US born author and photographer Carter spent 2 years backpacking across the 33 provinces in China to create his first book CHINA: A Portrait of People, hailed as the most extensive book on modern photography on China ever published by a single author. In March of this year Unsavory Elements, edited by Carter, was published (see June’s issue for a full book review).

Where did your Chinese literature journey begin? I grew up on books but not until I arrived in China in 2004 had I ever read a single book about the country. All I wanted to do was go somewhere, travel and have adventures. The China genre was not something I started taking an interest in until I arrived here and the whole world literally opened up to me, so I started voraciously consuming it. Why did you decide to create and edit Unsavory Elements? Back packing around all those years my bag was filled three quarters with books, no kindle device, they were real books which never reduce with time. They were the currency of backpackers and would be constantly replaced. Meeting new people and perusing hostel shelves for new books was a big part of the journey and very memorable for me. That is when I first became familiar with all these authors who are in Unsavory Elements. You want to read about other people who have done stuff you haven’t

Perhaps the most well-known venue across the city, Garden Books offers the most recent selection of English language books, including imported and translated Chinese reads. There’s also a lovely café serving coffee and ice cream, solving that problem about where to while away the afternoon with your new purchase. Garden Books. 325 Changle Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu. Tel: 5404 8728. Web:

and it pushes you to try and do new things that you want to do, like pursue a dream. For me, and I think for most foreigners, that is what China is; it is this new land of opportunity where you can make your dreams come true. Which book has most inspired you? The Great Walk of China: Travels on foot from Shanghai to Tibet by Graham Earnshaw inspired me. It didn’t inspire my original journey but it inspired me to keep the journey going. It’s about getting the hell out of here and seeing the rest of China. That’s why I thought he was an ideal publisher. - Become a Talk Insider!

Shanghai Foreign Languages Bookstore If you can’t find what you’re looking for at Garden Books, chance is you’ll find it at the Foreign Languages Bookstore. With the first and fourth floor stocked extensively with English language literature, this is the best place to go for selection on the Fuzhou Lu stretch. Shanghai Foreign Languages Bookstore. 390 Fuzhou Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu. Tel: 2320 4994. Web:

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Homegrown Literary Gems Casey Hal

If a summer of reading by the water’s edge is on the agenda for you over the coming months (lucky thing), you might want to dip your literary toe into this pool of Shanghainese authors, all of whom in their own way shed some light on the intimate recesses of the city we call home. Even better, all of them have had works translated into English, so even more of us can enjoy them.

Wang Anyi: A Woman Inspired Man Booker prizenominated author, university professor, president of the Shanghai Writers Association – Wang Anyi has quite a number of feathers crowding her cap. Born in Tong'an and raised in Shanghai, Wang came of age during the Cultural Revolution. Her father was denounced as a Rightist when she was only three and her mother, Ru Zhijian, was herself a famous writer and member of the Communist Party. Comparing her life as a writer to her mother's experience, she says the amount of freedom granted to today's writers in China is the biggest difference. But one

constant for those pursuing an artistic life throughout the ages is the perennial demand of inspiration. “In literature writing, imagination and creativity are very challenging,” Wang told Talk. First published in Chinese in 1995, with an Englishtranslation published in 2008, Wang’s bestknown book, The Song of Everlasting Sorrow, won the Mao Dun literature award, China's highest literary honor. This story, which begins in 1945 and spans an extraordinary 50-year period in Shanghai's history, has struck a chord with readers worldwide. Despite the role China's heaving megalopolis has played in her life and work, Wang is less than positive about Shanghai's ability to inspire and cultivate creativity. She says that though the city will always be her home, it is necessary to live somewhat outside of the bustle in order to be able to write about it. “Shanghai is very materialistic, there is no history and the culture is not good, there is only consumer culture here,” she says. “There is a lack of emotion, but I have no choice because this is my city, so this is my only writing material.”



Eileen Chang: First Lady of Lust

Born into an aristocratic Shanghainese family in 1920, Eileen Chang would become one of the most famous authors the city would ever produce. Before her death from heart failure in 1995, Chang would write celebrated novels, including Lust, Caution and Love in a Fallen City, but would also endure a personal life marred by tragedy, disappointment and increasing reclusiveness. The most striking thing about Chang’s literary works is that, though they are set in Shanghai and Hong Kong during the political upheaval of the 1940s, their major themes are divorced from these external happenings, and focuses on the very personal. Particularly the personal lives of women and the men they love.

Chang wrote about her own reasons for being an author who pays attention to the everyday details in a published essay called Writing of One’s Own. “People who like to write literature usually concentrate on the uplifting and dynamic aspects of life and neglect those that are placid and static, though the latter is the ground of the former,” she wrote. “They concentrate for the most part on struggle and neglect the harmonious aspects of life. In reality, people only engage in struggle in order to attain harmony.” Despite being so closely entwined with the city of her birth through her work, Chang lived the majority of her life in the US, after falling out of favor with the newly installed Communist government and moving to Hong Kong in 1952.

Even in Lust, Caution, with its plot revolving around a group of young resistance fighters plotting an elaborate scheme to assassinate a leading member of the collaborationist government in Shanghai, Chang’s central theme is actually the relationship between lust, power, danger, and death. Having said this, it would be misleading to label Chang a strictly non-political writer, poverty, oppression, class warfare, drugs and gender relations all make frequent appearances in her work.

Trying to keep her nose out of politics got Chang into a world of trouble at the height of her reign as Shanghai’s queen of the literary scene in the 1940s, when every public intellectual and cultural figure was expected to choose a side – Communist or Nationalist. Despite her disinclination to choose a side, her unhappy and short-lived marriage to a small time Nationalist politician would decide her fate once Mao’s forces took the country. Chang would never again return to her beloved hometown, but her adoration is memorialized for all time in her literary works. - Become a Talk Insider!

Qiu Xiaolong:

A Criminal Mastermind

Han Han:

Literary Enfant Terrible Widely touted both home and abroad as the world’s most popular blogger (read by more than 500 million people), Han Han has been a fixture of China’s cultural scene for more than a decade. Often upheld as a figurehead for China’s disaffected “post-‘80s” generation, Han Han is widely loved by his contemporaries, and loathed by his elders, for whom he represents the guilelessness and incorrigibility of youth. The high school dropout certainly hasn’t done much to tamper his reputation as a wild one, with a string of high-profile lovers in his younger years and a career as a professional racing car driver adding to his reputation. With characteristic bluntness, Han Han bemoaned Shanghai’s lack of soul and cultural cultivation, describing his hometown as “weak” in terms of culture. “Shanghai was the cultural hub and origin of China 60 years ago. Whether it was literature, art, plays or films, nearly all leading cultural developments originated from Shanghai. But Shanghai nowadays has no respectable writer, no respectable director, no respectable artists, only rich people and high-rise buildings,” he said.

It’s this typically blunt assessment of the issues facing modern China that has made Han Han such a powerful voice in the Chinese blogosphere, and now, for the first time, a collection of his writings has been published in English, so the non-Chinese reading among us can discover what all the fuss is about. This Generation: Dispatches from China's Most Popular Literary Star (and Race Car Driver) gives readers a taste of Han Han’s surprisingly original thinking and very clever ability to know just when to confront an issue directly and when to approach his topic in a more roundabout manner. Han Han walks a fine line between shining a light on the problems facing modern China (and criticizing the government which turns a blind eye to them) and preserving his own ability to have a voice in a repressed society. He is smart enough to understand the complexities of modern China, but young and foolish enough to yearn for a more idealistic reality for his country. Always a divisive individual, Han Han was the precursor to today’s Sina Weibonized youth and seeing China through his (admittedly privileged and rarefied) eyes gives readers some insight into China’s youth culture and the desires driving it. - Become a Talk Insider!

Born in Shanghai and now based in St. Louis, Qiu Xiaolong is best known as the creator of Inspector Chen, an honest cop making his mark on the seedy underbelly of Shanghai as the city modernizes at breakneck speed. After starting his career as a poet and academic, and mega-fan of T.S.Eliot, Qiu went to America in 1988 to write a book on the Nobel laureate, and decided not to return after being implicated in the student movement which resulted in the crackdown of 1989. His best-known literary creation, Inspector Chen, was first introduced in Death of a Red Heroine in 2000 and has since appeared in a further seven titles, including the newly released Enigma of China. Qiu told Talk he was moved to write his debut novel after his first visit back to the city of his birth in 1996, a city he found impressively changed. It is this theme of a society in transition that forms the background to Inspector Chen’s crimesolving exploits across all books in the series. “For his investigations, Inspector Chen has to walk around, knock on people’s doors and raise all sorts of questions. As a thinking cop, he does not confine his effort simply to whodunit, but always with a focus on a larger social and political background too,” Qiu said. Shanghai is something of a character in her own right in Qiu Xiaolong’s novels,

according to the author, he is inspired by the city’s role as a test case for China’s increasing internationalization and says the internal struggle Inspector Chen faces is analogous with the city’s struggle to find its place in the wider world. This being said, writing about his hometown isn’t a purely intellectual exercise for Qiu. “To some extent, it may also be seen as my personal effort to come to terms with the changing realities of modern China. I come back quite regularly, and every time I’m impressed but also confused with some new changes,” Qiu explained. “For Inspector Chen, he is pleased with the material improvement in people’s lives, but it is also increasingly difficult for people to tell the difference between the material and materialistic pursuance, even more so with a general spiritual vacuum in the background.”

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what’sHOTwhat’s Heidi Cao and Emily Hoyle

Skull Pack

Ring your lovely skeletal friend on your excursion this summer! A funky alternative to the typical beach tote, it will safely carry all your necessities! RMB 399. Pull&Bear. 168 Fangbang Zhong Lu, near Yu Garden. Web: Tel: 6136 3918

Cannes Rays

Summer in the French Riviera would be unthinkable without a pair of fabulous shades. We have scouted the perfect pair right here in Shanghai. RMB 650. Ross & Brown. 88 Gao An Lu, near Hengshan Lu. Web:

Flip-floppig Around

Stand out from the beach going crowd in these fluorescent flip-flops by Havaianas. Guaranteed to brighten up your day!

Beach Bracelets

Influenced by the cryptic nature of Morse code, 23 Jewellery's unisex handmade bracelets allow you to conceal a message or word. Personalize them with your choice of colored leather cord and metal beads.

RMB 298. Havaianas. 5/F Super Brand Mall, 168 West Lujiazui Lu, near Lujiazui Huan Lu. Tel: 68877888-8210. Web:

RMB 100 upwards. 23 Jewellery. Web:

Champagne Blue

This glass bottle made by Swedish glassware and art glass designers is perfect for a beachside celebration! Simply choose your own tipple to decant from the bottle; it’s champagne for us darlings!

Naval Ballerina

A cool pair of flat pumps are a summer essential. This marine inspired look is perfect for your countdown to the ocean!

RMB 727. Kosta Boda. 345 Shilong Lu, Yongchuan Lu. Web:

Summer Trousers

Your poor ankles have been hidden away all winter and this pair of printed cropped trousers wants them to come out to play. Let’s raise those hems and raise a glass to the summer. RMB 3680. iBlues. 2/F, 1618 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Wuning Lu. Web: www.


We know how sought-after the latest Hermes prints are. Why not get yourself wrapped up in THE print this summer? Your pool cred will be bumped up out of control. RMB 4140. Hermès. 1/F, Plaza 66, 1266 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Shanxi Bei Lu. Tel: 6288 0328. Web:

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RMB 1430. On Pedder available at Joyce. 2/F Plaza 66, Nanjing Xi Lu, near Shanxi Bei Lu. Tel: 6288 0169. Web: www.

Sail Away With Me

Take to the shores or stroll down the beach comfortably in these lace-up canvas boat shoes. Pair them with chinos for a relaxed summer look. RMB 299. Marks and Spencers. 1-2/F, Golden Bell Plaza, No. 98 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Pu’an Lu. Web: www.

Shea You’ll Be Mine

31st July is African Women’s Day! In response, skincare expert L’Occitane is promoting a set of African harvested Shea Butter products. Make sure you lock your lips around their moisturizing Date and Rose Lip Balm! RMB 100 – 360. L’Occitane. 333 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Madang Lu.Tel: 6374 2491. Web: - Become a Talk Insider!

COOL Strawberry Hat

Tired of beige hats? Get one in this sweet orange-pink shade. A shrinking violet you are not. RMB 850. Pennyblack. 3/F, 1038 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Jiangning Lu. Web: www.

Easy Breezy

Be cool and chic on the beach in this fabulous easy breezy top. Part of Cynthia Vincent’s Twelfth St. collection. RMB 2710. Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent available at The Villa .1 Taojiang Lu, near Yueyang Lu. Tel: 6466 9322. Web:

Cool Pumps

Searching for ideal summer party footwear? Heels made of transparent materials are the latest trend. Coral bows add extra points to your adorableness. RMB 4500. Paule Ka. B134 – B136, 300 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu. Tel: 6312 9516. Web: www.

Dashing dots

Boys should splash around in these polka dotted swimming trunks. With ASOS offering free delivery to China. What are you waiting for? RMB 220. ASOS. Web:

Olivia Von Halle

The perfect silk pyjamas for relaxing in on a hot summer's evening. Get that tumbled out of bed look with the oversized men's shirt and sweet little shorts. With free worldwide shipping, they are impossible to resist. From RMB 2,658. Olivia von Halle. Web: www. - Become a Talk Insider!

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Silk Tassel Necklace in blue RMB 890, Silk Tassel Agate Necklace RMB 980. Barbaric Chic available at XINLELU. COM. 87 Wuyuan Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu Tel: 6433 1789. Web:

Cultural Charms Emily Hoyle

Immerse yourself in the multicultural fashions of China and enhance your outfit with the bold vibrant colors and exquisite detailing of ethic inspired jewelry.


he People’s Republic of China is home to 55 ethic minority groups that make up 8% of the total population and this summer we are looking to their magnificent traditional clothing for inspiration. Global jewelry designers have been influenced by the vibrant styles of these minority cultures. The results translate into extraordinary pieces of artistic jewelry. You can discover these unique treasures in Shanghai’s fashionable boutiques.

Drop Gem Necklace RMB 1520. Kenneth Jay Lane available at The Villa. 1 Taojiang Lu, near Yueyang Lu. Tel: 6466 9322. Web:

The Yi or Lolo people are the largest of the ethnic minority groups living in China. Their traditional dress is a vibrant mix of colors with bold embroidered patterns and embellishments of tassels, pearls and beads. Designer Celia B’s jewelry symbolizes their cultural dress with the use of colors, fabrics and embellishments; bright neon cotton is intertwined with metallic beading and colored tassels. Barbaric Chic conjures up images of the Yi people using traditional techniques such as knotting and braiding. The jewelry is vivid in color and the use of silk is symbolic of China’s heritage. Organic jewelry brand Cukimber’s handmade jewelry is one-of-a-kind; sliver and gold wire is artistically twisted together with colored beads and stones. The turquoise and coral beads reflect the beautiful Tibetan jewelry and headdresses. Kimberly Wong (Designer and Founder of Cukimber) says “I am looking to take really beautiful stones from all over the world and to make them into elegant statement jewelry.

Armoury Necklace RMB 4895. Grojana available at The Villa. 1 Taojiang Lu, near Yueyang Lu. Tel: 6466 9322. Web: Bracelets and Big Loop Earrings RMB 150. Stone Earrings RMB 200. Cukimber available at William the Beekeeper. 84 Fenyang Lu, near Fuxing Lu. Tel: 3460 3282

Photshoot location: The Mansion. B18, 2388 Hongqiao Lu, near Hongjing Lu

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Rope and Tassel Necklaces. RMB 298 by Celia B available at

Modern Tribal Necklace RMB 2990 and Infinity Cuff RMB 1620. Joomi Lim available at The Villa. 1 Taojiang Lu, near Yueyang Lu. Tel: 6466 9322. Web: www.

Each one is handcrafted and unique.” The curved shapes of the metal are similar to those of the Tibetan infinity earrings. Barbaric Chic’s Lapis Lazuli bracelet imitates the styles of Tibetan and Hmong clothing with the contrast of bright fuchsia and cyan weaved together with a textured gold ring and center stone. Take inspiration from the Hmong and Hui people’s customary jewelry crafted from plates of metal and discover the designers who have put their unique spin on this style. High fashion Grojana’s armory necklace is a subtle way to pay homage to the historical fashions. Celebrity favorite Joomi Lim’s modern tribal necklace and infinity cuff in metallic bronze is also a contemporary take on this style of ethic jewelry. Kenneth Jay Lane’s glamorous designs of drop gems on a sliver chain are suggestive of the Dongzu people’s dazzling necklaces, whereas head chains and Isharya’s Filigree Domed Earrings are symbolic of the Miao’s headdresses. Both designers’ collections delicately hint at the fashions of China’s ethic minorities. These elegant, refined and contemporary pieces of jewelry, inspired by ethnic minority culture, will transform your outfit. You can layer the jewelry pieces together to replicate eyecatching Chinese ethnic minority outfits, or wear them separately for an individual statement-look. - Become a Talk Insider!


Summer Skincare Means Sunscreen Casey Hall

When I was a little girl, my mother advised me against falling hook, line and sinker for the miracle anti-aging claims made by cosmetics companies. The single most effective anti-aging cream you will ever buy, she said, is sunscreen.


wise woman, my mother, and it turns out she was right. Aside from abstaining from wrinkle-inducing vices, such as smoking, the greatest thing you can do to preserve youthful skin is to stay out of the sun, and, it should go without saying, the tanning bed. It’s easy enough to see all around us in Shanghai, where the majority of women take great pains to stay out of the sun in order to maintain a pristine, white complexion, and also happen to appear years younger than their actual age. Could this be a coincidence? Science says no, with experts consistently finding a direct correlation between a habit of protecting yourself from the sun’s harmful rays and a younger appearance. In a new Australian study, researchers recruited 903 white adults who live in the country’s northern, sun-drenched state of Queensland. Subjects were randomly

assigned to two groups, one of which was told to use sunscreen at their own discretion, while the other was told to apply sunscreen with SPF-15 or above to their face, neck, arms and hands on a daily basis, and to reapply after swimming, sweating or after being outside for longer than two hours. At the beginning of the study, researchers took impressions of the backs of participants’ hands, and then they did the same four and a half years later to examine the changes in the way the skin had aged. Their findings, which were published last month in the Annals of Internal Medicine, showed that adults who used sunscreen daily over the period of the study had less wrinkles, overall their skin had aged an average of 24 percent less, than those who used sunscreen at their own discretion. There is also the little matter of skin cancer, and trying to avoid it, which sunscreen can also help with. It truly is the beauty world’s miracle cream.

Top Three Tried & Tested Although there are ample whitening products on shelves around town (which often claim to include SPF protection), we set out to find high-quality products with internationally recognized SPF and broad-spectrum protection (meaning they protect you from both UVA and UVB rays). The following are our top three recommendations. Snowberry SPF-15 Every Day This organic New Zealand beauty brand utilizes natural ingredients, including zinc oxide and galangal root to block the sun’s harmful rays, while herbal emollients such as coffee bean oil, Shea butter and raspberry seed oil

gives the product a delightful, light and non-greasy feel on application, as well as reducing any dryness in your skin. This is a certified broad-spectrum sun protection product, so it protects against both UVB and UVA rays. For best results, apply in the morning after cleansing and moisturizing and reapply throughout the day. Price: RMB 320 (50mls). MyLohas, L-128, LF, Xintiandi Style, 245 Madang Lu, near Zizhong Lu. Tel: 180 1728 7493. Web: - Become a Talk Insider!


Debunking Sunscreen Myths Sunscreen blocks the body from absorbing Vitamin D Using sunscreen does not block the body’s ability to make vitamin D because the amount of sun exposure needed to get enough vitamin D is so minimal most of us receive a big enough dose by being outside for even a short time. You don’t need sunscreen if you have dark skin or already have a tan Everybody, regardless of ethnic origins and skin type is subject to the damaging effects of exposure to the sun. Even those who tan easily and rarely burn should use sunscreen. Sunscreen with SPF-15 provides as much or more protection than SPF-30 Sunscreen with SPF-15 protects against 93 percent of UVB rays, while SPF-30 protects against 97 percent of UVB rays. Super High SPF numbers (SPF100+) are mostly marketing ploys, and experts generally recommend SPF-30. Sunscreens protect against both UVA (wrinkle-inducing) rays and UVB (burning) rays SPF ratings only apply to UVB protection. Look for sunscreen labeled “broad-spectrum” and containing ingredients such as avobenzone, mexoryl, titanium dioxide or zinc oxide for UVA protection.

Clinique Super City Block SPF-30 This option also offers a slight tint, ensuring a more even complexion (even on Shanghai’s hottest, blotch-inducing days) and has been our go-to sunscreen for years. It’s heavier than the all-natural Snowberry formulation and, though it claims to be oil-free, is perhaps less suitable for people with naturally oily skin. For us, something about the substance of the cream is reassuring somehow, as though you know it’s there and therefore it must be doing its job. As with almost all Clinique products, Super City is recommended for use by those of us with sensitive skin and reactions to alcohol and fragrance. Price: RMB 320 (40mls). Clinique, LG, Reel Department Store, 1601 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Changde Lu. Web: cn. (Also available at some Sephora stores).

The amount of sunscreen you use doesn’t matter, as long as you use it At least one ounce of sunscreen, the equivalent of a small shot glass, is needed for most adults. It is best to apply 15 to 20 minutes before going outside to allow for skin absorption. Sunscreen should also be reapplied every two hours. Sunscreen is unnecessary on cloudy days and inside This one is particularly pertinent to those of us in Shanghai, where a cloudless/ smog-less day is a rarity. According to the experts, eighty percent of the sun’s ultraviolet rays can pass through clouds. UV rays can also be reflected off sand, water and snow, which means you can even burn in the shade. UV rays can also penetrate car windows.

L’Occitane Immortelle Brightening Shield SPF-40 Yes, it is slightly more expensive than the other options on our list, but it also feels expensive. In other words, it goes on light as a feather, makes pores appear smaller and brightens the complexion, making it a top moisturizer, and at the same time, faultless in the sun protection stakes. It may not be high on the list of everyone’s priorities when choosing a sunscreen, but the smell of this product is also amazing, it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly, but the best way we can describe the scent is to liken it to youthful summers, fresher and cleaner than the Shanghai version. Price: RMB 400 (30mls). L’Occitane, 1/F, Raffles City, 268 Xizang Zhong Lu, near Fuzhou Lu. Tel: 6340 5095. Web: www. (Also available at some Sephora stores).

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Chuan Spa at The Langham, Xintiandi

Nyima Pratten

What: Chuan Harmony Massage (60 minutes) Where: B1, 99 Madang Lu, near Taicang Lu. Tel: 2330 2288. Web: Why: To put a bit of harmony and balance back into your life How much: RMB 680 (+15%)

Upon entering the basement level Chuan Spa at the Langham, Xintiandi we were welcomed by a tranquil, Zen-type atmosphere. The word Chuan means a serene course of water and the spa certainly reflects this peaceful, flowing sort of life.

Before beginning the massage, a short lifestyle elemental questionnaire was placed before us to determine which element oil most suited our needs. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the five elemental forces of wood, fire, earth, metal

and water can improve wellbeing by addressing imbalances in life. The questions covered everything from which color we preferred that day to what types of foods we were craving. Your elements change everyday but that day we must have been feeling red hot and spicy because the result of the questionnaire lead our masseuse to pick the fire element oil. After showering and changing into a bathrobe, we were lead further into the spa where dim lights, natural aesthetics and soothing music had a calming influence that seemed to penetrate deep into the soul. We walked along a white pathway that weaved its way over a rock garden and circled around other single, double and group treatment rooms, each with their own bathing, shower and bathroom facilities. Before mounting the massage table we were asked to disrobe and lie on our backs. We were pleasantly surprised when our masseuse made sure a towel was draped over our modesty at all times. Great for the prudish among us! The experience began with a face massage and three deep inhales of the fire element massage oil on our therapist’s hands. As we were lulled into a deep and hazy state of relaxation the masseuse worked meticulously over our arms, chest, stomach, legs and feet. We were aroused briefly from an almost trancelike state to turn over. As the therapist kneaded the knots out of our tense shoulders we were once again taken to another level of pleasure due to the sensation of loose muscles, harmonizing scents and hypnotic piped music. After the one-hour massage, we were very reluctant to leave this haven of peace and tranquility, but thanks to the rebalancing of our elements we were ready to, once again, face the mean streets of Shanghai.

amount of fat burning, but they didn’t measure other energy sources. However, the results are conclusive: the more you put in the more you get out.

Interval Training

Maximize the Effectiveness of Fat Burning Gym Sessions Jon Robinson


etting fit and getting results from exercise is difficult so when working out it makes sense to work as efficiently as possible. It’s easy to be dissuaded by new fads dreamt up by cheating steroid-using charlatans who are all over page 1 of every search engine, the cover of fitness magazines and the Monday night game. They’re pretty convincing when telling you to sign up to a new regime but they know that you’ll never achieve what you want unless you cheat like they do. Perceptions of what is achievable naturally through fitness has been warped by such methods. The facts are simple; it’s never been any different. To burn fat through exercise you’ve got to get your heart rate as high as possible and keep it there for a long duration. So how do you do it? Spinback has created a series of short videos to explain the most efficient ways, just scan the QR codes on your mobile devices to view.

Duration & Intensity

A key factor in fat-burning is time. This has been called into question recently due to some influential fitness ‘gurus’ misrepresenting (either intentionally or

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through ignorance) a series of studies relating to short duration high-intensity interval training (HIIT). These studies showed that HIIT had effective results on certain health issues such as diabetes (although not as effective as longer duration HIIT). The findings were then attributed to fat-burning for no other reason than making money. Instead, take it easy for the first 8-10 minutes, after which the fat becomes more readily available (‘second-wind’) then work as hard as you can up to a maximum 50 minutes. After this time, your body chemistry starts to work against you through stress hormones.

Lactate Threshold

The harder you work, the more fat you burn. Treadmills, ellipticals and bikes found in gyms often have programs that have ‘fat-burning zones’, typically around 60-65% of your max heart rate. This again is misrepresenting scientific findings; some studies stated that such work intensities produce the greatest

Every time you exercise, you’ll produce by-products such as calcium and lactate. Such compounds are actually beneficial in many ways, but if they build up too much then you have to slow down or stop. Up to a certain exercise intensity (typically between 70-80% of your maximum work rate) your body is able to clear out the by-products fast enough, however after a certain tippingpoint (your lactate threshold) there is a build-up. Work as close to or over this point for up to 50 minutes and you’ll burn the most fat.

A good way to keep the work intensity as close to or over the lactate threshold is to use interval training. Simply, turn the heat up, then cool down, then up, down and so on. Typically cardiobased exercise allows for higher heart rates over sustained periods with shorter rest periods. Jon Robinson is an Exercise Physiologist (not Personal Trainer) and co-owner of Spinback Fitness. Editors note: Talk congratulates Jon on his recent engagement to the beautiful Jen and wishes them all the best at this exciting time! - Become a Talk Insider!



Bigger Bavarian – the new BMW 3 Series Mark Andrews


hen Audi launched the A4L back in 2008 they struck a chord with the Chinese car buying public that wanted a mid-range luxury car with more space. Last year the Audi A4L sold 100,340 against 46,745 for the BMW 3 Series. But the new BMW 3 Series is fighting back and has the A4L squarely in its sights. The new BMW 3 Series has an added 110mm on the wheelbase and overall length of the standard car. This translates into an extra 90mm of knee room for passengers in the back and makes it much larger than the old 3 Series, but still not quite as long as the A4L. Whereas the Audi A4L is quite a dull car to drive, the new 3 Series shows a different pedigree from the moment you sit in the driver’s seat: front seats are low mounted as in a sport’s car. We drove a Sport Line trimmed 328Li. Both the 320Li and 328Li are powered by a two-litre turbo engine – the 335Li features a six cylinder three litre unit. Once on the move we slipped the eight speed automatic gearbox into sports mode and were greeted with a raspy exhaust note. With the 328Li an extra 45kW of power are coaxed out of the engine compared to the unit fitted in the 320Li. Handling, as can be expected, is good

with near instant response from the engine and seamless gear changes. Reassuringly the brakes are also more than capable of bringing all the power into check within a short stopping distance. Adding to the driver centred feel of the vehicle is a head-up display showing the current speed and information such as the route. BMW’s iDrive can be changed into English and operates as an entertainment centre using the CD/DVD and 20GB internal hard disk. One surprising omission on our test car was a rear-view camera – although reversing sensors were fitted. Mostly the iDrive is operated via controls near the gear stick although some functions are controllable via steering mounted controls.

There is an iPhone cradle and charger fitted in the storage space below the central arm rest. USB devices can also be connected. Buyers have a choice of various leathers and internal colours to personalise their car. In the rear, legroom is good but taller passengers may have problems with headroom. The front passenger seat can be moved electrically from the rear and in very much a nod to local needs there are ashtrays fitted in the rear doors! Boot space is capacious and there are tie down points for large items along with split folding of the rear seats. BMW’s Efficient Dynamics is fitted across the stretched 3 Series range. This reduces fuel consumption by cutting the engine when stationary, and uses brake-

energy regeneration to help power the electrical systems. Whereas the Audi A4L is the consummate cruiser the long-wheel-base BMW 3 Series is a far sportier beast. With the wheelbase plug the 3 Series can now be a real upmarket alternative to mainstream mid-range cars and give rear passengers the space they need. Prices range from RMB 326,500 for the baseline 320Li sixspeed manual – the only manual offered – to RMB 598,000 for the top of the range 335Li.

Italian For Four: The new Maserati Quattroporte V6 G. Rollins


t’s a hard-fought battle – to claim the title of best four-door premium Gran Turismo on the market. The competition is vigorous; the Mercedes S-Class, Audi A8, BMW 7-Series, and the mighty Porsche Panamera. But, for a growing number of admirers, the Maserati Quattroporte is the touring car of the moment. Adding to that luster is the arrival of a new variant – with a V6 power unit. Make no mistake; early reports indicate that this will be no ordinary V6 engine. With the same bore and combustion chamber design, the same valve-control technology, the same twin turbocharging approach and direct injection-ignition system as the big brother V8, we can expect

a six-cylinder with real grunt. Genuine power and torque with an epic exhaust noise to boot. This performance should come as no surprise. All engines in the Quattraporte range are designed by Maserati Powertrain and assembled by Ferrari in Maranello. The specifications that have been released so far indicate a tremendously powerful driving experience for a V6 engine. We can expect 550 Nm of peak torque available between 1,750 rpm and 5,000 rpm. While the specific power output of the V6 will be slightly lower than the V8, specific torque will be higher than the larger engine, offering 183 Nm per liter. If you have the spare Renminbi, the - Become a Talk Insider!

Quattroporte GTS V8 will still be the top of the range, with a 3.8 litre twinturbocharged eight-cylinder engine hammering to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 307km/h. But the new V6 variants will be no slouch. Just look at the figures: The 3.0 liter six-cylinder alternative will pump out 301 kW of power from beneath that elegantly curved bonnet, reaching 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds and a top speed of 285 km/h. Should be sufficient for most… The Italian craftsmanship also makes an appearance on the inside. While the final specifications have not been released, some features of the V6 range include an 8.4-inch Maserati Touch Control screen, reversing camera, leather trim, dual-zone climate control, sunroof, and power side- and rear blinds. With Alcantara roof-lining plus a spine-tingling 1,280 Watt Bowers & Wilkins audio, all as extra options for the V6 range, this will be a spacious sports car for the connoisseurs among us. Returning to the outside, the only clear differences externally are four exhaust pipes, which are now rounded; instead of trapezoidal in shape, while wheel sizes are reportedly optional and available in 19 to 21 inch alloy packages. To complete with this external poetry, the Quattroporte V6 will continue to be built at the former Bertone factory in Turin. Coming back to the sound of a Maserati Quattraporte. We can’t ignore this feature – it’s a crucial element of this incredible car -the exhaust system that we mentioned

earlier is legendary. Pneumatic valves control this feature and in the default “Normal” mode the bypass valves are closed until 4,200 rpm to offer a discreet engine sound. However when in “Sport” mode, the Quattroporte opens the bypass valves and emits an entrancing engine noise as the car accelerates. Throttle response is more sudden and gear shifts clearly more acute. It all combines to create a feature so theatrically perfectly and such an epic Maserati thrill that it cannot be ignored. Worried about fuel consumption and the environment? The console offers a button labeled “I.C.E.” – the official acronym for “Increased Control and Efficiency.” The button reduces fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and engine noise. Some would say that it’s a button useful as windscreen wipers on a submarine – but this level of environmental concern is inevitable in all great premium cars these days. So there you have it, the new V6 variant of one of the greatest Gran Turismo sports cars on the market today. Extra rear-seat space for passengers and generous leg and shoulder room has been described as “liberal”. Knowing the Chinese market and its need for all-round comfort, these are the features designed for the local consumers. We have a sports car with space and design, plus an engine that is undeniable a sports car thoroughbred. It’s a combination that has already proven surprisingly successful in Europe. But only time will tell, what results we can expect in China. July13  TalkMagazine




GADGETS& Heidi Cao

Zoom Zoom Pow

Water Watch

Thought liquid watches were just for kids? Not anymore! The Ressence Type 3 is a luxury watch that tricks the brain. The display, crafted from extra tough sapphire crystal and a naphtha-type liquid filling refracts even the most minimal amount of light to make the watch seem two-dimensional rather than three. You may feel as if you can touch this water bubble but don’t be fooled!

If you ask for the best compact camera, Sony Cyber-shot HX50V travel zoom camera is our default response. From the 30x optical zoom to the compact and convenient design, this new model offers nothing less than consistently excellent images and super-smooth videos. The world’s smallest and lightest camera also offers Wi-Fi connectivity and built-in GPS. Your new favorite travel companion is now in stock! Price: RMB 3312 Web:

The Ultimate Party Kit

At only an inch thick, the Numark Mixtrack Edge is an ultra portable device for traveling DJs. With a minimalist design, this four-deck controller is equipped with aluminum jog wheels and a built-in protective case. What’s more, it is fully USB-powered, adheres to the MIDI standard and comes with an integrated interface, which means no cable splitters or extra steps to get the party started. Perfect if you are an absolute beginner, or a DJ looking for semi-advanced options. Order on pre-release and fire up your hot summer nights!

Price: RMB 214,560 Web:

Need For Speed

Summer is here and it’s the perfect time to cycle along the Bund or under the shade of the former French Concession. With the Urban Fun e-bike you can add an element of excitement and speed to your journey. This e-bike makes zipping around our urban landscape easy peasy with its 24Vamp battery and 250W engine. Reach speeds of up to 35km/h without breaking a sweat. Price: RMB 4880 Web:

Price: RMB 1,230 Web:

Portable Printing

Here comes the world’s smallest portable photo printer! The LG Wireless Pocket Photo Printer has made Shakira’s “whenever, wherever” desire come true. Now you can create instant 2.8x4.7x0.9 photos without the vintage Polaroid look, and enjoy the pleasure digital images simply cannot offer. Connect your smartphone via Bluetooth or NFC to this device and generate vibrant pictures printed on special ZINK paper, an inkless technology that forms everlasting prints by melting special color-forming molecules. You can also print images using QR codes! Extra bonus? This could potentially be your space-saver in über-compact Shanghai apartments, or a hint-generator during your next scavenger hunt! Comes in orange, pink, and silver. Price: RMB 1,580 Web:

App of the Month: Vyclone – friends, camera, action


The latest LG 55-inch OLED TV is so thin that you are in danger of cutting yourself! Just 4.5 mm thick, this paper-slim TV is bringing the immersive feeling of IMAX theatres home. With its curved screen, LG’s next generation display provides the perfect viewing angle, absolute motion clarity and infinite contrast. What’s more, the innovative team managed to enhance both color range and accuracy by featuring four- color pixel technology instead of the conventional 3 colors. This is going to be a game changer. Price: RMB 94, 610 Web:

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More than just Instagram for videos, Vyclone is THE app you want to try next time you’re filming on your smartphone or tablet. After a major update, this impressive software now effortlessly transforms you and your friends into professional editors. Simply collaborate with some buddies at the same venue and leave the rest to Vyclone. Within a couple of minutes, it will combine all of your clips to create a genius film shot from multiple angles. Make your next social event looks as fabulous on film as you are! Price: Free to download Web: - Become a Talk Insider!



Outside the Box: Third Culture Kids Ashleigh Carroll, Grade 11, Concordia International School

The life of a 'third-culture kid', or TCK, can be full of questions – questions that don’t always have a single answer. From the questions on the myriad medical forms, arrival cards, visa and passport documents, even to the ones posed by curious strangers who ask, “Where do you consider home?” or “What language do you think in?” I am burdened because I never have a straight answer. My conclusion: I just don’t fit any boxes.


aving grown up in China immersed in Chinese culture, yet also affiliated with my ethnically white-Australian identity, I was always concerned that I did not belong to any one nation and could not associate solely with just one culture. It was always a blend of two cultures and nationalities, and this blend made me feel isolated at times from both my Australian relatives and the Asian population I lived among on a daily basis. I related my lack of nationalistic or cultural identity to a quote by well-known American sociologist David Pollock: “The TCK frequently

builds relationships to all of the cultures, while not having full ownership in any.” Yet, over time, and especially as I interacted with more third-culture kids during school and extracurricular activities, I began to feel more accepted and understood. Making and maintaining friendships in my international environment was easy, and I felt increasingly accepted and appreciated for my uniqueness. More recently, I have begun to see my identity in a new light. I appreciate my uniqueness and the individuality of third-culture kids around me. Every

Community Talk Heidi Cao

Intending to eliminate social prejudice against the mentally handicapped in China, one year ago Miao Shiming established the World of Art Brute Culture (WABC) in Shanghai. A graduate from Central Academy of Fine Art, Miao was inspired by the idea of raising funds and public awareness through the disabled’s unique artistic potentials. Now a Chinese NGO based in Shanghai and Beijing, WABC has established itself as a successful business model as well as a beloved community project.


lthough the mentally disabled suffer from communication difficulties, Miao has discovered that they also often possess an incredible artistic imagination. Through skillful training, the handicapped can become comfortable expressing themselves through art and create some of the most beautiful and profound pieces of artwork. Standard academy training they do not need; what they require is the philosophy of “modern brute art”, which believes good art springs solely from imagination and individuality. This notion influenced WABC in providing training for the handicapped. By cooperating with neighborhood committees, WABC - Become a Talk Insider!

visits collaborating local communities to host weekly workshops. These communities provide the facilities and encourage disabled members to participate. Every six months WABC hosts a community art exhibition to auction displayed artworks. The profits then go back into developing more neighborhood bases in the city. So far, WABC is established in 30 communities in Shanghai and hopes to develop programs for the international community in the future. In addition, WABC gives weekly art lessons to students below ninth grade at all handicapped schools in Shanghai. Not only does the organization collaborate with local government, it establishes partnerships with business corporations as well. According to WABC’s “concept of

third-culture kid is one-of-a-kind: none of us share the same background. All of our attitudes, perceptions, and problem-solving strategies are influenced by our experiences and the diverse ways in which our distinctive cultures (note the plural) have interacted and shaped our identities. So, regardless of whether you are a well-traveled TCK reflecting on your past experiences, or you are experiencing culture shock as a recently uprooted individual, know that your opportunities are vast, your benefits are numerous, and your identity is extraordinary.

derivatives”, the organization invites renowned designers from luxury brands to “redesign” handicapped participant’s artwork. This results in a unique pattern for the brand’s limited edition products. What’s more, WABC has launched “World of Art Brut Culture Circle”, where employees and company executives get to paint a circle hand-in-hand with individual students. By encouraging communications among different groups through artistic collaboration, WABC combines charity with art and fuses company events with social awareness. The WABC teachers range from volunteers to part-time and full-time employees. Staff are required to receive training in various fields such as visual art, psychology, and social aptitude. These talents are hard to find in China, said Miao, so the solution is to provide systematic training for all staff. At this moment, WABC’s Shanghai headquarters are under construction in “NGO Xintiandi”, a special area developed by the Shanghai Municipal Government. The headquarters are scheduled to open in mid-July and will serve as the management site for all community projects in Shanghai, a center for artwork exhibition and an interactive space for visitors to participate in lessons in return for a small donation. WABC pushes for social awareness through communitybased art projects and extends “modern brute art” to neighborhoods in Shanghai. Both the organization’s artworks and its conception are avant-garde. If you are looking for ways to support WABC, their products are sold on taobao and in shop no. 559, Qinzhou Nan Lu, near Guilin Lu. For donations please contact WABC. Bldg. 3, 105 Puyuxi Lu, near Tianzhushan Lu. Web: Tel: 5302 1652. July13  TalkMagazine




Kyoto’s One Street Wonder Kyle Patrick Long Photos by Charles Collot

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spontaneous spirit is a necessity partly because Japan’s address system is notoriously perplexing, which was confirmed within the first 10 minutes of arriving at the train station. Our taxi took the townhouse rental’s Japanese address card and promptly called the number on it to confirm its exact location. In Kyoto, savoring the moments of wandering without a particular destination is all but guaranteed to lead somewhere interesting. And like most big cities, Kyoto isn’t uniformly beautiful, but does have charming districts, distinct neighborhoods, and throws in a temple or two on literally every street (1,600 Buddhist temples and 400 Shinto shrines, but who’s really counting?) Adorable cafes, mom and pop furniture shops and vintage stores are scattered throughout the city, but one special street has a combination of everything that is not only easily findable (truly a rarity for Kyoto), but is also immensely walkable and welcoming.

Where to go:

First, get past the ominously dark and foreboding City Hall. On the east end of the main plaza, you’ll find Teramachi Dori, a quaint, tree-lined street filled with shops, but lacking in the typical hordes of consumers. The absence of international brands adds to the local charm that is increasingly hard to find while traveling in our modern era of endless franchises. Make your way to Ippodo, perhaps Kyoto’s most famous teashop, in operation for almost three centuries. With a café and demo area featuring classes and tastings, it’s clear after a few sips that this is the real deal. Try the matcha green tea, a condensed powder made from the whole tealeaf, which is then whisked into a smooth, neon green beverage for sipping – it’s absolutely ubiquitous in Japanese snacks and a popular flavoring around Asia. Walking north up Teramachi Dori, you’ll find sake shops, craft brew pubs, furniture stores with compact, efficient and uniquely Japanese design, novelty candy shops, and even a small dried whitebait shop. Need origami paper for a craft project? The stationary shop has you more than covered. The street is Japan, neatly encapsulated in an easy stroll. And of course, the plethora of temples dotting the street makes it an even more uniquely Kyoto experience.

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By the time you’ve made your way a few blocks north, you’ll be shopped out, and ready for a bit of culture. The Kyoto Imperial palace housed emperors for more than 1,000 years until the capital was moved to Tokyo in 1889. The spacious gardens and surrounding public space makes for an enticing stroll. For a bit more insight into the customs, people, and products in the area, in addition to stories from his more than 50 years as a tour guide, contact Samurai Joe to join his “Cool Kyoto Walking Tour.” Well into his eighties, Joe is equal parts endearing, informative, and entertaining, and leads his tours fully outfitted in traditional Samurai garb. The day is topped off with a hilarious fruit-cutting sword show by the Kamo River. While his eyesight may be failing and his sword skills on the decline, his wit and charm are fully intact, making for an incredibly enjoyable day tour. In a country so full of curiosities, it always pays to have a guide to gain insight and facilitate interactions with a range of locals. Web: - Become a Talk Insider!


Where to eat:

Even with dozens of Michelinstarred restaurants in the Kyoto area alone, it’s best to plan well ahead if you’d like to experience Japanese fine dining, as many restaurants require a reservation through a trusted partner or hotel concierge. Kyoto cuisine is renowned for using minimal seasonings and the freshest ingredients in order to highlight the exceptional natural flavors. The 13-course kaiseki meal at 3Michelin star Chihana features a rotating menu based on what is at the freshness peak of its particular season. On our visit, the dishes ranged from a surprising shrimp and tropical fruit gelatin starter to exquisitely silky sautéed salmon, followed by succulent ray cheeks in pearl onion broth and glutinous rice. With space for just 12, request a counter seat to see a bit of the prep work and cooking in action. Not everything is on view, but it’s enough


to be captivated by the precise knife work and presentation that goes into the simple, yet elegant plating. With set menus ranging from RMB 1,000 – 2,600 per person, every bite is a feast both for the eyes and tongue. The final course at Chihana was a revelation in Kyoto-style tsukemono, or traditional pickles. The crispy, salty veggies lock in the ripe flavors of the season, and are vital to even the most basic Japanese meals. Find tsukemono easily at the central Nishiki Market, where Japanese foods are on full-display for sampling and browsing. The wallet-friendly stalls feature pickles in all their forms, including eggplant, turnips and a variety of leafy greens. The market also provides the perfect venue for impromptu food tours or an afternoon full of sampling. With the aroma of roasting chestnuts, grilled oysters and scallops filling the air, sampling before buying is generally encouraged. Don’t miss the traditional kamaboko – steamed and pureed white fish cake filled with a variety of piping hot fillings like potato, cheese, or vegetables for an on-the-go snack. Web:,

Where to stay:

The Hyatt Regency Kyoto’s central location and spectacular redesign of a former emperor’s palace are reasons enough to book. But below the 189 rooms and suites sits their spa, Riraku, a destination in its own right. Attracting a mix of locals and travelers alike, the treatment rooms are temples to relaxation and rejuvenation. Rates start at RMB 2,400 per night for a weekend in July. Web: - Become a Talk Insider!

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Magnificent Maldives

This secluded island is the perfect tranquil location for a get-away holiday. Famous for the spectacular clear waters, it is an irresistible destination for those looking to explore the marine ecosystem. The tropical landscape is the perfect setting for a relaxing escape. Seven days, six nights from RMB 8,160. Flight Center. Tel: 4008 810 325. Web: www.flightcentre.

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Cambodia's Lost City

Angkor Wat is said to be one of the greatest archaeological sites in Southeast Asia, the harmonious ancient city is one of grandeur and timeless beauty. Explore the temples and be awe-inspired by giant carvings of gods and demons. The trip includes tours of Cambodia's Angkor Wat, the temples Bantaey Srei and Bantaey Kdei and Tonle Sap lake. Four days, five nights from RMB 6,780. Tel: 3222 0616. Web: www.

Eastern China

Tour Eastern China and visit the historical culture in Jiangnan, the area south of the Yangtze River. Let Spring Tours guide you through the gleaming towers of China's financial heart through to Nanjing, the former capital city, and the ancient Wu Kingdom. You will be immersed in history and culture with the convenience of an English-speaking guide, meals, admission and transportation already covered. Five days, four nights from RMB 2,600. Tel: 6251 5777. Web: www.

Bangkok City Escape

This fast paced capital city is the largest urban area in Thailand. The dazzling bright lights, gleaming palaces, wondrous temples and marvellous shopping malls will captivate you; the tantalising Thai dishes will excite you and the locals will steal your heart. A perfect destination for a weekend break this summer. Three days, two nights from RMB 2,850. Tel: 400 820 6113. Web:

Family fun in Kota Kinabalu

Located in Borneo, East Malaysia, Kota Kinabalu is paradise and the perfect location for a family vacation. Relax and dine on the white sandy beach or be entertained by leisure activities such as horse riding, kayaking, banana boat riding or orangutans spotting! Stay at the Shangri-La’s Rasa Ris Resort to benefit from an ecologically friendly championship golf course, spa, and educational nature center for kids. Six days, five nights from RMB 7,390. Tel: 6439 2985. Web: www.

Tonight We Ride Dawa Tshering

Tuesday nights on the steamy streets of Shanghai may have you witnessing a strange site: scores of cyclists plowing through the roads on a glittering array of exquisite bikes. The pack winds its way across the city seeking new routes and new adventures, much to the confusion of local taxi drivers.


or several years now, Factory Five has held court over the Shanghai cycling scene. They specialize in fixed gear bikes, built to order, whether they are custom frames created in house or reconditioned Chinese classics. If you keep your eyes peeled for beautiful bikes around Shanghai, it won’t be long until you spot their mastery. However, they were not satisfied with just running a shop, they also run a community, from long weekend excursions out of the city to the Alley Cat Races, they have hosted all sorts of events. Unfortunately this year’s Shanghai Alley Cat, scheduled for June, was cancelled, however this has not

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dampened the spirit of the nightriders. Every Tuesday evening, just before 9 o’clock, cyclists from all walks of life flock to the Factory Five workshop on Jiangsu Lu. By sharing a beer and an interest in bikes, friendships are easily formed. At 9 o’clock the group sets off; routes are kept a secret and are known only to the ride leaders; each time exploring a new part of the city. Recent highlights have included a tour of Shanghai’s bridges (which provide the only uphill roads in an otherwise flat city) and cycling onto the local Huangpu ferry to cross between Pudong and Puxi. The rides generally last around two hours, with the crew stopping at a

FamilyMarts along the way to refuel before finishing at a bar for that all-important post-ride social. In recent months, as the weather has improved, the ranks of cyclists involved in the night ride has ballooned. If the conditions are good, expect to see well over a hundred bikes hitting the streets. Pace is swift but entirely manageable, with traffic lights providing the perfect opportunity for newer riders to catch up. An Olympic level of fitness is not required; just expect a decent two hours of cardio. Similarly, professional equipment is not necessary (although it will be on show from some of the top riders); so long as your bike is not a rusty, beaten up, old thing (so common to the streets of Shanghai) you should be fine. Bring a helmet, a sense of adventure and prepare to explore parts of the city you would never think to visit normally. Sign up to the Factory Five newsletter at www.factoryfive. com for weekly notifications on the exact time of the rides and reports on the previous week’s journey. - Become a Talk Insider! - Become a Talk Insider!


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Staycation definition:

“A vacation spent at or near your own home, rather than traveling to another location. People take staycations for many reasons, including but not limited to, saving money, avoiding travel, and taking advantage of and enjoying what is available in their own city.” Any number of these aforementioned reasons could have you rethinking leaving the city this summer. If you aren’t joining the expat exodus this month, why not enjoy a relaxing break in the comfort of your own city? You could explore new neighborhoods and learn more about Shanghai through the rose-tinted windows of 5 star splendor. Stay at the

historic Bund to see how traditional and modern Shanghai harmoniously coexist; feel the pulse of the city’s financial heartbeat and enjoy a first-class shopping experience in Pudong; enjoy Zhongshan Park and its surroundings in Changning or head all the way out to Sheshan for a city beach break with a difference.


China World Summit Wing to Host China’s First International Vertical Run


n 3rd August 2013, the highest hotel in Beijing, Shangri-La’s China World Summit Wing will host the first-ever vertical run in China accredited by the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF). The 330meter tower has been officially chosen as the China leg of this prestigious world-wide sports competition. World class stair climbers, as well as sportsmen, celebrities and the general public will compete to reach the highest point in Beijing. Beijing has been selected as an official race for the 2013 Vertical World Circuit (VWC), the world’s first and only skyscraper racing circuit, uniting some of the world’s most iconic skyscraper races, including the Empire State Building Run-Up in New York City. Runners who participate in the VWC will be assigned points based on their result. The male and female competitors with the total highest scores will be declared world champions at the end of the year. Shangri-La’s China World Summit Wing Beijing is the perfect location for this prestigious sports event as it is the tallest building in China’s capital. The China World Trade Center, completed in 2010, soars 330 meters above the ground in the heart of CBD – the city’s popular business district. The rooftop of

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the building, where the race will finish, offers unparalleled birds-eye views across the whole Beijing including the Forbidden City and other sightseeing attractions. The challenging run will total 81 floors and 2,041 steps. Other buildings conquered by runners in 2013 include the iconic Taipei 101 in Taiwan. According to organisers of the Beijing race from ISF, the China World Summit Wing Hotel Vertical Run is probably the most challenging race on the VWC this year taking into consideration the height of the tower and the number of steps. However, the fastest runners are anticipated to reach the rooftop in less than 10 minutes. Over 1000 participants, including both locals and foreigners, are expected to take part in this historic event, with all proceeds from race entries to be donated to charity. To learn more about the China World Summit Wing Hotel Vertical Run, please visit

New World Hotel What: A contemporary hotel in the commercial center of Changning district Where: 1555 Dingxi Lu, near Changning Lu. Tel: 6240 8888. Web: www. Why: To make the most of Zhongshan Park in the summer of course! How Much: Residence Club Room RMB 1,300 (+15%) upwards Nestled in the heart of the Changning commercial district, New World Hotel is placed at the edge of Zhongshan Park with views overlooking Suzhou Creek. The hotel offers 558 rooms including 195 superior rooms, 208 deluxe rooms, 138 Residence Club rooms and 17 suites. New World Hotel has recently undergone renovation work to update the lobby, café and executive rooms, allowing it to provide the highest quality and service standards with ‘a touch of modern oriental hospitality’. The new design serves to create a sleek and stylish atmosphere with the Residence Club, situated on the 38th floor, being a particular joy. Here you can lounge around till your heart’s content, making use of the living room, library and games areas. The food options in the Residence Club lounge are stellar and represent a fine mix of Western and Asian cuisines and can be enjoyed whilst gazing out over the panoramic views available from the floor-to-ceiling windows. A whole host of other dining options are also available. The Cha Lounge offers guests the opportunity to enjoy the art of the Chinese tea ceremony whereas Nong Café has chefs preparing buffet items to order before your eyes. Watch as dumplings are wrapped and noodles pulled in front of you. Items are grilled, as you desire, with a wide selection of meat and seafood available. Live cooking is the order of the day with each station serving an enticing fare, creating an exciting backdrop that enthralls you and keeps you coming back for more. Situated downstairs, just off the main lobby, is You Bar. Decorated in a classy manner, its warm

and plush furnishings create a cozy and comfortable environment. This is helped by the fact that You Bar has a long open fireplace that is, during the winter, the perfect place to while away the hours whilst sampling the excellent new cocktail menu focusing mainly on whiskey based drinks. We stayed in a Residence Club Premier Room that was light and airy with clever partitions allowing us to adapt the room to meet our personal privacy requirements. The room contained two TVs, one for the comfortable sitting area and one for the bedroom. A table and a desk with plenty of storage were also present. The luxurious bathroom was fitted with separate bath and shower areas. All the business facilities one would expect from a top quality hotel were also available and more. New World Hotel boasts the full complement of health club, whirlpool, gym, sauna and outdoor pool. Relax in luxury with full massage services or lie out on the gorgeous sun terrace.

The Residence Club rooms, located on the top seven floors, come with complimentary buffet breakfast, drinks and evening hors d’oeuvres in the Residence Club living room. Free unlimited broadband, late check in and pressing services are also provided, on the house, with a selection of additional offers for other services. The New World Hotel sets out to create a ‘tranquil oasis set away from the bustling center’ and has succeeded, defining itself as Changning’s luxury center. Its new modern outlook and excellent service make it a great choice for a staycation in Shanghai. - Become a Talk Insider!

Grand Tower guests at Horizon Club room level and above get exclusive access to the Horizon Club Lounge which offers guests all-day refreshments. From your vantage point in the lounge, you can listen to stories about the Bund from the waiting staff. Whilst staying in the Grand Tower, do not miss the opportunity to have dinner at Jade on 36. Start with drinks at the Jade on 36 Bar with their delicious and uniquely named cocktail menu before going on to enjoy dinner cooked by legendary French Chef de Cuisine Franck-Elie Laloum, featuring classical French cuisine with a contemporary twist. If you’re lucky you may be able to join one of his cooking classes during your stay.

Grand Tower at Pudong Shangri-La What: An exclusive hotel within a hotel in the financial center of Pudong Where: 33 Fucheng Lu, near Yincheng Dong Lu. Tel: 6882 8888. Web: www. Why: To redefine your definition of sophistication and grandeur How Much: Grand Tower’s summer promotional package includes rooms from RMB 2,388 (plus 15%) until the 31st August On the Pudong side of the Huangpu River, the Shangri-La was the first hotel to see the amazing potential of the underdeveloped Pudong area and, being so close to the water, benefits from spectacular and unique views of the less famous Bund view. Separate from Shangri-La’s River Wing, the Grand Tower sets itself apart as a luxurious hotel within a hotel and offers its residents exclusive products and services. The Grand Tower has a contemporary design and features 375 guestrooms including 36 suites as well as housing Jade on 36 Restaurant and Bar, Nadaman Japanese Restaurant, Nadaman Sushi Bar, Grand Tower Lounge, The Gallery and the worldrecognized spa brand CHI. Residents of the Grand Tower also enjoy the exclusivity of the swimming pool and health club.

Upon first entering the gleamingly polished Shangri-La lobby, a Grand Tower guests’ relations officer was on hand to whisk us away for a paperless, in-room check-in over a cup of Chinese tea, this exemplary service continued until the moment we unwillingly left the hotel. Awaiting us in our room was an impressive floor-to-ceiling window taking up one side of the wall and overlooking the historic Bund. Pudong’s cityscape views are also available. It really is the small personal touches that go a long way to making you feel at home in the Shangri-La. In the Grand Tower, these include 24 hour in-room personalised dining from any of the Shangri-La restaurants, a 24 hour health club, 24 hour personalized concierge service and an in-room tailoring service. We were extremely happy to receive tailor-made zodiac chocolates from the month we were born, a plate of decadent macaroons and personalised monogrammed stationary and pillowcases (for guests who make advanced reservations of one week or more). Specialized amenities included Bose speakers with iPod dock, an espresso coffee maker, plaza TVs in the bedroom and bathroom, L'occitane bathroom essentials and an extensive pillow menu. For the business traveler, the spacious rooms are furnished with large ergonomic


work desks, complimentary broadband Internet access and personal fax and copy machines. If required, laptops are also available. We were also amazed, when taking advantage of the in-room laundry service, at the lengths to which Shangri-La staff will go to impress. An old, worn-out coat was washed and returned to us overnight with a long forgotten rip expertly repaired and lost buttons diligently sourced and replaced without question.

If you are not full up from an international buffet breakfast at Yi Café, or in the relative privacy of the Horizon Club Lounge, and lunch at Gui Hua Lou; a fine dining Chinese restaurant offering authentic Huaiyang, Cantonese, Shanghainese and Sichuanese cuisines, then make sure you truly experience the highlife with a Grand Tower Afternoon Tea; five courses of pure, unadulterated indulgence. Check-in to the Grand Tower for an attentive, personalized level of service and spend quality time in an almost excessively luxurious environment surrounded by top quality in-house facilities.


Indulge In A Summer Weekend “Staycation” at The Ritz-carlton Beijing, Financial Street

Kerry Sports Now Open At Kerry Hotel, Beijing


n 25 May 2013, Kerry Sports Beijing opened its doors after seven months of renovation. The hotel unveiled Phase One of the RMB35 million renovation project. Phase one of Kerry Sports includes the gym, exercise studios, wet areas, juice bar, massage services and locker rooms. Upon completion of Phase Two, the exclusive facility will span over 7,000 square metres. The gym not only features hi-tech equipment, but is also professionally

arranged into five workout zones and open 24 hours to fit one’s lifestyle needs. Ideal for avid and casual swimmers, guests can also enjoy the largest heated indoor pool – measuring 35 metres long – in CBD and a children’s wading pool. Kerry Sports is more than just a fitness facility; it’s a total club experience. Guests can take advantage of the early bird offer for annual memberships and enjoy 20% discount off regular rates. For more information visit kerrysportsbeijing. com or call (8610) 8565 2466. - Become a Talk Insider!


he Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street invites guests to escape from their stressful daily routine and take advantage of a summer weekend “ staycation” every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 31 August 2013. The Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street is strategically located at Financial District in the city center. Business and

leisure travelers have easy access to Chang’an Avenue as well as the renowned Forbidden City and various cultural landmarks. An urban staycation in the capital could be the perfect solution for families travelling with children, teenagers and senior residents to explore a side of the city they rarely see. Enjoy the legendary service and genuine care of Ritz-Carlton in an elegantlyappointed guest room, starting from RMB 1788+ per room per night only, including breakfast for two persons, cash credit of RMB 1000 every night, complimentary WIFI, internet access and much more. For enquiries and reservations on The RitzCarlton Beijing, Financial Street, please call (86 10) 6601 6666 or visit www.ritzcarlton. com/hotels/beijing_financial

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Sofitel Shanghai Sheshan Oriental What: A family-friendly holiday resort with swimming pools and a manmade beach Where: 3388 Sichen Lu, Sijing Town. Tel: 3761 8888. Web: Why: So you can kickback on a beach this summer without leaving Shanghai How Much: Weekday rooms available from RMB 1,288 net Sofitel Sheshan is surrounded by blue lagoons, sandy beaches and children’s play areas. Purpose built in a Mediterranean architectural style, Sofitel Sheshan blends traditional Chinese fengshui and its French contemporary style to create a hybrid, fusion experience popular with locals and international guests alike. Situated in Sheshan National Tourism Resort, Sofitel Sheshan is less than an hour away by metro from central Shanghai, at the west end of Line 9.

a spa center and beauty salon (not operated by Sofitel). The large, allencompassing hotel offers everything you could possibly need during your stay, however there are also plenty of fun family activities to get up to, if you can tear the kids away from the pool. These include attractions such as Sheshan Golf Club, Shanghai Yuehu Sculpture Park, Moon Lake and Happy Valley Amusement Park. We checked-in to the exclusive club level of the hotel, located on the 5th

and 6th floors, which offered us access to a dedicated business center and club lounge providing all day drinks and snacks. Our luxury room included a DVD player, 37” LCD TV, a large wooden desk with an adjustable executive chair and high-end bathroom amenities. There were also faux wardrobe doors on one side of the room which actually opened up directly into the bathtub - perfect for the exhibitionists amongst us! Sliding doors led from the bedroom onto a sizable balcony with reclining chairs and an uninterrupted view of the

Sofitel Sheshan is made up of 368 guest rooms including 53 luxury suites, together with 7 exclusive villas, ideal for entertaining or for extended stays – situated slightly apart from the hotel next to the swimming pools giving the experience of a private holiday location. Amenities at the holiday resort include 4,400sqm outdoor pools, 1,100sqm man-made beach, crystal-clear indoor swimming pools and the So FIT health club and tennis courts. There is also

hotel’s outdoor recreation area and the vast countryside beyond. You may fear that you’ve accidently slipped into a second or third tier city when you notice the lack of skyscrapers, extended green expanse and fresh air that the outskirts offer. Sofitel Sheshan houses many dining options. These include Vie All Day Dining Restaurant; with an extensive range of international cuisines and fresh seafood, Fukami Japanese Restaurant; offering high quality sushi, sashimi, teppanyaki and other traditional Japanese dishes, along with a Mediterranean Restaurant, Bar BLUE and Link Lounge Bar. As club level guests, we were also able to choose whether we took our breakfast at Club Millesime, which offers personalised service to club level guests, or at Vie All Day Restaurant. Sofitel Shanghai Sheshan Oriental is a great place to visit to get away from the hustle and bustle, business centric city and to recharge your batteries. Although the furthest away of all our staycation locations, we felt that the distance travelled was worth it to get that unique feeling of leaving behind the big smoke whilst technically still being a stone’s throw from home.


Xizhao Vegerarian Food


hinese vegetarian food has timehonored history. Traced back, it reached its perfection during pre-Qin period. Now vegetarian food has become a unique part of international cuisine culture. Houseng temple was created as a vegetarian restaurant. It integrates the light food of Zen temple with the dietary food trend in Beijing. ★ Xizhao vegetarian food is characterized with purity, light flavors and delicious vegetarian dishes. ★ There are two deluxe, quiet and refreshing suites named the Xizhao family and Yun shui chan feng, where lilacs bloom in the front window. Reservations are open for two

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distinguished guests each day. ★ The middle hall holds 20 people for private gatherings and used to hold minipen club. No.15 Xizhaosi, Middle Street, Chongwen District, Beijing. 100006. Tel: (86-10) 67119999. - Become a Talk Insider!

Hyatt on the Bund What: Five-star comfort at the Bund’s northern sightseeing end Where: 199 Huangpu Lu, near Wuchang Lu. Tel: 6393 1234. Web: Why: For the view, not to mention the Vue How Much: RMB 1,120 (plus 15%) for standard rooms

manner of space-enhancing features, so they actually feel much bigger. The bathrooms, for example, can be closed off with privacy screens or left alone for a more open-plan experience. Storage space and desk drawers are also hidden thoughtfully, giving the rooms a sleek and contemporary finish.

Only a few minutes’ walk north of Shanghai’s most infamously glitzy promenade, Hyatt on the Bund offers guests the best of two worlds. The hotel itself is a paradigm of five-star luxury perched on the northern end of the Bund, surrounded by the equally enticing draw of local streets, hole-in-the-wall street food and the “real” Shanghai, just beyond its revolving doors.

All of the mod cons are here – LCD television, DVD player, iPod docking and high-speed internet – as well as a marble bath, rainforest shower and kingsized beds.

The luxury is apparent as soon as you walk through these doors with the cavernous atrium-cum-lobby immediately setting the scene for the grandiosity that awaits. Sleek and modern in its aesthetics, Hyatt on the Bund manages to retain a welcoming charm with a warm palate of décor; contemporary and comfortable rather than minimalistic furnishings. The hotel is split into East and West Towers with glass elevators in each leading to the guestrooms. The rooms weigh in at a minimum of 42-square-meters and feature all

Making the most of its location, many of Hyatt on the Bund’s 631 rooms offer a unique view of both the Pudong and Puxi sides of the Bund. It’s obviously one of the highlights of the hotel and one that Hyatt on the Bund has capitalized on with floor to ceiling windows, making the most of the expansive vistas. Even at lower floor levels, the view is fantastic (and often below the smog cloud, which is a bonus). When it comes to views and Hyatt on the Bund, there’s none better than from the hotel’s Vue Bar and Restaurant. The tallest buildings in Lujiazui are given a lot of the viewing platform glory but are also, in our opinion, over-rated. Why make your way up to the 90-something floor and pay a packet-load of cash to see a matter of meters into the haze?

Burger Wednesday at Village Café

On the other hand, from the 32nd and 33rd floor, on a gorgeous deck, lounging on a daybed with champagne cocktail in hand, the view is pretty darn nice. If your visit happens to coincide with a Sunday morning, don’t miss Vue Restaurant’s Sunday Brunch, one of the best in town. Fresh oysters, crispyskinned roast meats and pastries galore, all washed down with free flow Perrier Jouet (RMB 658 +15%). Unlike many other hotel brunches around Shanghai, the major draw here is simple sophistication, with not an acrobat, magician or any other gimmick in sight.

You might not feel like taking a trip here after such an indulgent brunch, but the wellness center at this hotel is just huge. Even if you aren’t feeling energetic enough for the fitness center and indoor swimming pool, there’s always Yuan Spa. With a number of treatments drawing on the tradition of Chinese medicine, using herbal ingredients and plant extracts, the therapists here have a reputation for effectiveness which means they care more about unblocking your qi than giving you a namby-pamby rubdown. Try the Yuan massage complete with herbal compresses and excellent detoxing after-effects.



Xian BBQ C

ome to Village Café for our Hump Day Burger Special. One burger for RMB 68, two burgers for RMB 128, three burgers for RMB 168 and four burgers for RMB 198. All prices are subject 15% service charge. Designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, featuring artworks by Australiabased artist Pamela See, the eclectic

Village Café has a cosmopolitan vibe and serves hot food a la minute according to the guests' preference through the day. Breakfast includes a cold table for express choice, lined with warm fluffy muffins and freshly baked breads. Hump Day Burger Night. No.11 Sanlitun Road, The Opposite House. Web:www. Tel: 6410 5210. - Become a Talk Insider!


undown on the Deck – from July onwards, every Saturday & Sunday, from 5pm until 10pm, Xian cooks up a BBQ on the deck in the early evening with special drinks and live music. Xian’s cocktail list is divided into Classics, Contemporary Classics and Signatures. The latter, developed by Xian’s bartenders, includes some of the capital’s most inspired creations, like the Bittermelon Martini and Blueberry

Lavender Martini. The whiskey bar is beloved by connoisseurs and features more than 130 varieties of fine whiskey from around the world. Xian’s versatile spaces and games areas can also be reserved for private events and parties with a difference. Xian Address: Ground Floor, No.22 Jiuxianqiao, Chaoyang District, East Beijing. Tel: 8414 9811. Web:

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New & Noted Jamie Barys

To celebrate 4th July this month, Talk Magazine checked out some American dining joints.

Beef & Liberty

What: A gussied-up Gourmet Café Where: Shanghai Center, Suite 111, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu. Tel: 6289 5733. Web: Why: You like your burgers (figuratively) well done Sure, we all cringed when we read the puntastic menu at Gourmet Café (Crouching Thaiger burger, anyone?), but the restaurant consistently grilled up some of the best burgers in Shanghai, so we merely poked fun through full mouths. Things became decidedly less funny when they closed for “renovations”. We feared that this was just another play on words from Shanghai’s fast and loose F&B scene, but it turns out it really was just a facelift. The owners have rebranded the restaurant to offer both beef and liberty, but we’re willing to forgive this esoteric nod to London’s 18th century beefsteak considering they’ve done away with the painfully creative dish names. The best change - in addition to the expansion of the sunny terrace - is the former of the new moniker’s attributes; the beef is now imported from Australia, where it is certified 100% Black Angus and ground in-house twice a day.

That means the patty has both heft and stability, sticking together with none of the crumbly patty that ruins a double-fisted burger bite. We sampled it in its Green chilli incarnation (RMB 85), a perfectly medium rare beef patty slathered in a mild green chile relish with thin slices of jalapeno. Roasted garlic mayo and a slice of American cheese added depth, while a thin layer of iceberg lettuce kept things cool enough for even nonspice lovers to enjoy.

And there’s extra tzatziki sauce dolled up with cucumber and dill on the side for added Mediterranean flavor.

Formerly known as the Bun Laden, the vegetarian falafel burger (RMB 65) is looking good post-makeover. Now one whole deep-fried chickpea patty - instead of a handful of balls rolling around in a pita bread - the moist veggie burger is so thick with herbs that you won’t miss the meat.

Grill lovers are already lining up to take advantage of the mouthwatering burgers and grand patio, but the staff seems overwhelmed by the enthusiastic welcome back. After our fourth request for the check, we took the liberty of adding up the bill ourselves. We hope the waiting staff don’t have any beef with that.

What: Tea tavern serving Southern comfort food Where: Room 203, Building 1, Taikang Terrace, 171 Jianguo Zhong Lu, near Ruijin Yi Lu. Tel: 3356 1315. Web: Why: Down home cooking is your cup of tea

warm with zesty lemon flavor permeating the bottle, it's a wholesome spread on lightly-toasted white bread. Pork fat popcorn (RMB 25) is the perfect bar snack for the tea pots and intoxicating concoctions that make up the bulk of the menu.

Corn pone? Chow chow? Hooch? Even Shanghai’s laowai might find Hillbilly Tea’s menu a bit foreign when they sit down for a Southern meal in the attic loft at Taikang Terrace. Tucked away behind Kaiba’s third location, this Louisville outpost is trying to prove to China that there’s more to Kentucky cuisine than fried chicken.

Hillbilly has taken a daringly modern view on the most popular drink in the world, especially considering they’re pouring tea in the country that invented it. With more than 20 varietals brewed, there are plenty of options for rehydration, but for a little hair of the dog, the brave of palate should order the tea hooch flight (RMB 100). Your choice of tea leaves are infused in burning vodka, served in five shots that will put hair on your chest. While the hues may differ, the flavor of the teas rivals baijiu in its firewater astringency. Better are the concoctions (all RMB 55), like a chai hooch spritzed with soda or the big Early - an extra strong brew of earl grey, vodka and citrus that has our vote for best brunch cocktail this season.

But it’s not all sunshine and rainbows at Beef & Liberty. The Chicken Burger (RMB 70) sounds great on paper with crispy chicken skin atop a breaded chicken breast, but the promised crackle of the skin was mush and the patty dried out. A disappointing appetizer of Mac and Cheese (RMB 45) also arrived with grease pooling in the bottom of the bowl.

Hillbilly Tea

Luckily, the original store has flown in more managers than you can shake a stick at, and they’re raring to chat your ear off about the food. That pone (RMB 18) there? Why, that’s just cornbread, easy on the milk and cooked in an iron skillet. Try it in the pork & pone (RMB 66) to get the full gist of the hill country cooking. The hefty yellow brick topped with fatty pulled pork shoulder and smothered in smoky barbecue sauce thickened with sweet molasses will have you whistling Dixie in no time. The hillbilly deluxe (RMB 83) is a redneck version of a continental breakfast. The plate includes a tight egg scramble dotted with mountain herbs, pancakes dense as a country fair funnel cake and white cheddar grits, although if you weren’t raised with a spoon of the mealy ground corn cast-offs in your mouth, they can be an acquired taste. Choose the pork sausage for your meat - it’s the size of a hamburger patty and laced with a zing of vinegar. Sides like the white bean & sage spread (RMB 38) will look more familiar to a Yankee palate. Served

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Food For Thought Jamie Barys

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 July.


tep right up! There’s going to be hot dogs and lots of beer. It’s that time of year when American expats get in to their Stars & Stripes and celebrate the anniversary of their nation with grilling and boozing. On 4 July, Pub Crawl Shanghai (Web: www. is amping up their weekly Thursday booze cruise with fireworks, themed jello shots and inebriated patriotism. Stubb’s (550 Jianguo Xi Lu, near Wulumuqi Nan Lu. Tel: 5459 1202) is also getting in on the red, white and blue action, serving happy hour and smoked meat deals Jean Georges all day with a side of line dancing. Boxing Cat Brewery (82 Fuxing Xi Lu, near Yongfu Lu. Tel: 6431 2091) is waiting for the weekend to bring out the barbecue. RMB 150 nets Old Glory wavers free flow and American tunes at their Yongfu location on 6 July.


up around the city so expect a late summer opening, but the exact spot of Villa Le Bec is still under wraps. British celeb chef Jamie Oliver looks ready to reveal what he has under his apron. The “Naked Chef” told the Toronto Star last month that he’d like to head up the Huangpu and introduce his brand of healthy eating to Shanghai. More locally, keep an eye out for Oyster House (441 Yuyuan Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu). David Brode, the bivalve lover behind The Plump Oyster (Taikang Terrace, 3/F, Room 301, 171 Jianguo Lu, near Ruijin Lu. Tel: 5418 3175) has left the half shell for his own place in Jing’an. Chef Frankie Fernández, previously of El Patio, is opening a new

Jean Georges announced he’s opening a Korean joint with his wife Marja (who writes cookbooks and is half Korean) to accompany Mercato (6F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu. Tel: 6321 9922) and his namesake property at Three on the Bund. More marquee chefs are following JG’s example, including Nicolas Le Bec. The two Michelin star Lyonnaise chef has hiring notices


place around the corner from Sinan Mansions. Samfaina (532 Fuxing Zhong Lu, near Sinan Lu) is still a blank slate, but expect some molecular touches from the Spanish chef. There’s also a promising entry into Shanghai’s dismal Vietnamese category. Pho Co is opening a kitted-out beef noodle shop just a couple doors down from Urban Thai (938 Changle Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu. Tel: 3250 3863). And speaking of the Thai joint, they’re offering their to-die-for sweet iced tea 50% off for takeaway. Sounds about perfect for a summer picnic. In Italian news, 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana (6-7F, 169 Yuanmingyuan Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu. Tel: 6087 2890) is now open for lunch, with sets starting at RMB 288 + 15%. The kitchen at Issimo at JIA (931 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Taixing Lu. Tel: 3302 4997) has a new chef at the helm. Roby Barazzuitti is whipping up Italian classics like paper-thin crust pizza topped with arugula, mozzarella and prosciutto. Tipplers in the city have several new spots to knock back a few. Madi’s (Bldg 2, 3 Fenyang Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu. Tel: 6437 0136) has new barkeep Jacki Lo. She’s knocked out the boys in a handful of bartending competitions in Hong Kong - and they’re adding a daily happy hour from 5-7pm so you can get to know her better. The spot where the Bulldog (1 Wulumuqi Nan Lu, near Dongping Lu) used to live has been added to Constellation’s galaxy of cocktail bars, with Connoisseur on the first floor and Wine Plus pouring upstairs. Just down the street, the guys behind Lola are also expanding with a gin bar called Loco (205 Wulumuqi Nan Lu, near Zhaojiabang Lu). They’ve also got fine dining tapas in the back if you get hungry.


Romantic Summer at Park Hyatt Seoul


ocated in Gangnam, the heart of business, commercial, shopping and entertainment district of Seoul, Korea, Park Hyatt Seoul has the largest guestrooms in the city and all 185 state-of-the-art guestrooms, including 38 suites, offer panoramic views of the city with natural sunlight streaming through floor-to-ceiling windows. As one of Park Hyatt brands (Hyatt’s elite group of luxury hotels), Park Hyatt Seoul promises a superior experience for guests by providing a level of one-on-one service, comfort and attention to detail unparalleled in the market. Park Hyatt Seoul also offers “Nin Hao Project”, a customized service designed to focus specifically on Chinese guests to accommodate their personal needs during their stay without any difficulty in language communications. Park Hyatt Seoul is the perfect destination for those who want to experience a luxurious getaway in Seoul while enjoying the most spectacular vistas of Gangnam period.

Spa Package

Park Hyatt Seoul presents “Spa Package” for guests to pamper in a luxurious guestroom and indulge in a personalized spa treatment. Guests can relax in a Park Hyatt Seoul guestroom where natural sunlight and romantic city views can be enjoyed through floor-to-ceiling windows, recline on a soft, comfortable - Become a Talk Insider!

bed or take a romantic bath in a spacious spa-inspired bathroom overlooking the breathtaking city vistas. Guests can also listen to music by connecting their own iPod, iPhone or other mp3 players to the in-room speaker and enjoy unlimited internet surfing in the guestroom or anywhere in the hotel. The spa treatment offered at Park Club Spa on the 23rd floor for Spa Package users is a 60-minute body massage that releases muscle tension, promotes blood circulation and restores body balance and vitality. A 50% special discount is presented for guests wanting to extend their spa experience or receive additional treatments. After relaxing and calming the senses with foot ritual and tranquility oil, highly trained therapists provide personalized treatments depending on guests’ individual needs. In the

morning, guests can experience breakfast at the hotel’s main restaurant, Cornerstone, also enjoy free access to fitness studio, swimming pool and sauna, and a late check-out at 4:00pm to ensure a restful, rejuvenating stay. Package is priced from KRW 725,000 for two persons. Reservations: +82-2-2016-1100

The Lounge Afternoon Tea Set

Offering stunning city views and natural sunlight streaming through floor-to-ceiling windows, Park Hyatt Seoul’s The Lounge on the 24th floor presents “Afternoon Tea Set” from 2:00pm to 5:30pm. Exclusively created for Park Hyatt Seoul guests by Chef Pier-Marie Le Moigno, pastry chef from Park Hyatt ParisVendôme, the choux are filled with grapefruitrose cream, lemonfennel seed cream, raspberry-lime cream, espresso caramel cream, dark chocolate cream, hazelnutpraline cream, evoking both astonishment and admiration. Crispy yet chewy outside, rich yet not overly sweet inside and tasty garnishes on top together offers the perfect harmony of elegance and taste. In addition to the choux, assorted delights including soft and moist madeleine, crunchy sugar puff sticks, Linzer cookies, three kinds of mini sandwiches, fresh seasonal fruit with whipped cream and more are offered. The colorful desserts artistically placed on large, soft lotus-leaf-shaped green plates and fine-quality wooden trays stimulate the palate and maximize satisfaction. To complement the desserts, ‘Hediard’ premium from France, ‘Lavazza’ premium coffee from Italy, or a glass of Louis Roederer champagne, are offered. The Afternoon Tea Set with a cup of coffee or tea is priced at KRW 33,000 per person, including tax, and can be enjoyed at KRW 60,000 per person when accompanied by a glass of champagne. Reservations: +82-2-2016-1205 Park Hyatt Seoul Homepage Restaurant Website July13  TalkMagazine




Chef Talk: Scena’s Chef Gianluca Visani Nyima Pratten


cena Italian Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Pudong has recently appointed a new Chef de Cusine, Chef Gianluca Visani, so we thought there was no better time to pop down to the newly renovated Scena restaurant for an introduction and some fine Italian cuisine.

A native Northern Italian, Visani has recently moved from the Ritz-Carlton Beijing’s Barolo restaurant to join Scena. Prior to China, Visani spent the last decade honing his talent as a head chef in various top rated restaurants in Singapore, Europe and the United Arab Emirates. Visani told Talk that he was inspired to cook after spending long summer holidays with his grandmother at her farmhouse. Chef Vasani lived in Beijing for two years and revealed that in Shanghai it is much easier to source food products than in Beijing and states that “Shanghai is similar to the EU for getting products”, this should be music to the ears of Talk readers who want to recreate his Carpaccio recipe. Carpaccio di Filetto di Manzo con Salsa al Tartufo (RMB 158) is a signature dish on Vasani’s Scena menu and although this extravagant dish is delightful he insists that he normally eats fresh fruit and yogurt at home for dinner after a busy shift. Scena’s new menu focuses on sharing platters of food that the whole table can enjoy and the Carpaccio is no exception. Vasani told us he chose to share his take on a Carpaccio dish with Talk readers because “This is my artistic painting. The colors and texture of a Carpaccio dish are different all over the world, it depends on the chef ’s inspiration. I like for my customers to see what they are receiving when I send out a dish. In China you can’t play around with this.” Vasani’s top tip for making his Carpaccio dish at home is to freeze the beef for 30 minutes before slicing, this will help when thinly cutting the meat. Although Vasani loves living and working in Shanghai, he does admit to missing sweet Italian tomatoes and the smell of a freshly cut Italian watermelon. Hopefully these treats won’t tempt him back home too soon as it seems that guests are falling in love with his signature dishes at Scena.

Carpaccio di Filetto di Manzo con Salsa al Tartufo (Australian Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio with Truffle sauce) Ingredients 80g thinly sliced, fat removed Carpaccio (beef), frozen and rolled in saran wrap 15g mayonnaise 3g black truffle paste 5g black truffle

==5g rocket salad 8g demi-glace with truffle paste 5g shaved Parmesan cheese Salt and pepper to taste Extra virgin olive oil

5g yellow frisée Method Spread the mayonnaise sparingly around the serving plate to separate the meat from the surface of the dish. Place a layer of the thinly sliced Carpaccio on top. Delicately add salt and pepper with your fingers. Ensure the seasoning is spread evenly around the Carpaccio so that the entire surface area is well covered. Combine the black truffle paste with the extra virgin olive oil and drizzle over ingredients Loosely place the yellow frisée and rocket salad on the previously seasoned plate. Finish the dish with demi glace and generously shaved slices of Parmesan and truffle.

Alternative Eats: Eat Ethio Emily Hoyle

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


ooking Ethiopian food and brewing coffee professionally seemed like an impossible dream for Helina Tesega, but when her friend Sylvie Wen, encouraged her to cook at the second instalment of the creative Sunday market ‘F.Y.E.S.T.A’ in January of this year, she seized the opportunity. F.Y.E.S.T.A’s concept of ‘Forever Young’ and the combination of music, fashion and exotic food was the perfect place to introduce Eat Ethio to Shanghai. Tesega told Talk, “It has always been my dream to make Ethiopian food and especially coffee in my own way. The concept of F.Y.E.S.T.A and the crowd it attracts fitted perfectly with our vision for Eat Ethio. For that first outing, I cooked enough food for 30 people and we sold out in an hour and, that was amazing.” The market environment attracts people that are eager to try something new. Ethiopian food can sometimes be considered exotic and traditional which can be

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intimidating to try for the first time; however, once people try Eat Ethio, they love it! Helina is driven by her passion to introduce people to the unique flavours of Ethiopian cuisine, and connect with strangers through food. “My homeland is my main point of inspiration; my wish is to represent Ethiopia through food, coffee or other indigenous products and bring it to a wider audience, but deliver it in my own way.” Tesega takes her mother’s recipes and adds her own unique knowledge and experiences from being a self confessed globetrotter. From cooking at the markets she has discovered peoples’ curiosity about Ethiopia and enjoys educating people on the vibrant culture and ancient history of Ethiopia. “If I can as one individual connect my generation with my culture in an international environment, then that’s got to be a good thing.” The food is made using Ethiopia’s unique spice called Berbere. It is prepared using different varieties of ground herbs and chilli peppers. Tesega uses Berbere spice made

by her mother and it naturally holds a lot of flavour. The dishes are made with grain, lentils and split peas, which is why it has been compared to Indian or Middle Eastern cuisine but Tesega insists the taste is unique. For religious reasons, many Ethiopian people fast for long periods throughout the year and do not consume meat, fat, eggs or milk. As a result, many dishes are vegan and vegetarian friendly. For (RMB 45) Eat Ethio’s dishes will be effortlessly served up for you in the market. You simply select three dishes, out of the six or seven on display, accompanied by basmati rice, pita bread or injera bread (an Ethiopian gluten free slightly sourdough pancake). Tesega’s favorite dish is the slowly cooked and marinated overnight ‘Beef Wot’, which is also one of her most popular dishes so make sure you get to the stand early. You can find Eat Ethio at F.Y.E.S.T.A creative market once a month and Yanping Lu Market every second Saturday of each month. Contact Tesega at for catering and private events or follow Eat Ethio on Instagram, Facebook, We Chat, Twitter and Pinterest for more details. - Become a Talk Insider!

Chinese Chi Fan: Pin Chuan at L’Avenue, Hongqiao Nyima Pratten


in Chuan has been offering up authentic Sichuan flavors in Shanghai since 2008 and have just opened up their third venue at new L’Avenue Mall in Hongqiao; one of three new ventures for parent company, Simply The Group, in the new shopping complex. Naturally Sichuan food has a reputation for being hot and spicy, just how we like it, and Pin Chuan doesn’t disappoint. Most of our favorite Sichuan restaurants in town are family run, rough and ready affairs. Unlike these other Sichuan joints however, Pin Chuan puts the class and sophistication back into these hot and sweaty eateries. It is the perfect place to take out-of-town visitors and give them a taste of authentic Sichuan food in an impressive setting. L’Avenue is filled with high end designer stores and Pin Chuan blends into the scene nicely. Contemporarily

designed, the spacious inside holds 150 seats positioned around large round tables covered in pristine white table clothes. Private rooms are also available for hire. Beautiful place settings and large preserving jars of pickled chilies serve as unique decorations. The waiting staff are polite and attentive, although ordering in English is not easy. There is an English menu. The new venue boasts a chef hailing from Sichuan, yet well versed in local flavors and tastes which comes across in his dishes as sweet undertones and a menu comprising of an extensive seafood selection. We decided to go full out with a family style meal to truly appreciate all that Pin Chuan has to offer. We ordered Belly Pork Slices (RMB 35), Asparagus in Ginger Sauce (RMB 25), Chinese Lettuce Salad (RMB 25) and Green Beans (RMB 39) all healthy, fresh and non-spicy options for certain members

of the group. We then chose Pin Chuan’s specialist dishes Dandan noodles (RMB 22), Baby Tiger Prawns Fried with Chilies (RMB 159); large juicy prawns, not too oily and served at just the right level of spice, Mapo Tofu (RMB 45); which was rich with chili bean sauce and Shredded Beef with Chilies and Onions in Oil with a Hot Stone (RMB 128); our favorite of all the dishes due to its impressive tableside cooking – brought in a glass serving bowl filled with a hot stone and sizzling hot oil in which to cook the beef, onions, chilies and Sichuan spices. To round off our meal with something sweet we plumped for traditional Peanut Dumplings (RMB 25) and Pumpkin Cake (RMB 25). We would have ordered plenty more sweet dishes if only we had saved more space, but this was near impossible after our main course. We were also delighted to hear that after spending RMB 1000 in one sitting we were entitled to one lobster dish for RMB 1. That’s right, one yuan! We took full advantage and ordered Lobster Fried with Salted Egg, a greasy, sharp, salty and moreish dish that was made all the more delicious by the ridiculously low price. There is also an extensive wine list and we selected a bottle of Mounton Cadet Blanc (RMB 320). Pin Chuan is the perfect restaurant to visit when you want traditional Sichuan food in a modern and impressive setting. Go here to get a sophisticated Sichuan fix without the air miles. Pin Chuan. 3/F, Unit 312B, L’Avenue, 99 Xianxia Road, near Zunyi Lu. Tel: 820 7706. Web:

Second Helping: Franck Nyima Pratten


f you are looking for sophisticated French dining in Shanghai you need look no further than Franck. Marseille born Franck Pécol, owner of Franck and a host of other food haunts in Ferguson Lane, is one of the superstars of the competitive French dining scene in Shanghai and his namesake bistro has been open in Shanghai since 2007. Franck is a true Parisian bistro at heart, from the red and white awning to the attractive brasserie-style furniture. The atmosphere transports you straight to France. The restaurant setting is casual and intimate yet chic and sophisticated with leather sofas in the entrance and dainty wooden tables. The menu offering is small and rotational, based around seasonal ingredients that can be found in the wet market but expertly crafted to perfection. To begin our meal, we ordered the Salade de Belleraves (RMB 130); a beautifully presented dish made with vibrant and fresh beetroots and La Grande Charcuterie (RMB 290); a wonderfully excessive dish with wafer thin imported hams, a rich, meaty terrine de champagne, silky smooth, signature foie gras and a thick onion chutney. The portion size of these starters was extremely generous and perfect for two or more people sharing. After our indulgent first course, we decided to order one main course to share; the Pigeon Rôti (RMB 250). The main course was a - Become a Talk Insider!

quintessential example of French cuisine at its finest. The meat was tender and slightly red, served on the bone and beautifully plated with delicately cut towers of vegetables on the side. The desserts were a fantastic example of gluttony at its finest; the Crème Brûlée (RMB 65) and Glace Caramel (RMB 80) worked perfectly as separate dishes but also as excellent complements to each other if you’re still in the mood for sharing. The sweet and creamy Crème Brûlée was balanced by the slightly bitter taste of the Glace Caramel.

evidence of this on our visit. The French and Chinese team were positively polite at every opportunity. They offered opinions and suggestions about their large range of organic wines, brought over the slate boards chalked up with the day’s menu options and discussed dish choices at length. This unpretentious bistro may not be new and noted but it is most definitely worth a second, third and fourth helping. Here’s hoping.

It has previously been said that the waiting staff at Franck had a reputation for arrogance, however we saw no

Franck. Ferguson Lane, 376 Wukang Lu, near Tai’an Lu. Tel: 6437 6465. Web: July13  TalkMagazine




Local Talk: Ferguson Lane L


Nyima Pratten







Ferguson lane

Ferguson Lane is an Art Deco alcove nestling in the former French Concession. Upon entering this pedestrian complex at 376 Wukang Lu (near Tai’an Lu) you would be forgiven for thinking that you have walked into a parallel universe where Ferguson Lane is still French territory with its coffee shops, wine bars, beauty shops, fashion boutiques, art gallery, patisserie and restaurants. The street definitely has an air of culture and class as it effortlessly projects the best of both European and Shanghainese refinement. Although Ferguson Lane was originally made up of an old grand villa and terraced building, the successful site has now expanded to include a new eight-story annex. A perfect spot for sophisticated Shanghai socializing.

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Azul Tapas Lounge

Head straight to the top of Ferguson Lane’s new annex building to take in the sights of the former French Concession from eight-storys up. Azul boasts two large patios at separate ends of the restaurant for its guests to marvel at the Puxi skyline whilst nibbling on tasty tapas and quaffing wine. Azul Tapas Lounge. Ferguson Lane, 8/F, 378 Wukang Lu. Tel: 5405 2252. Web:

Leo Gallery Farine

This French bakery and café by Franck Pécol is a perfect lunchtime haunt with a large outdoor seating area where one simply must take part in a spot of people watching. Come early to escape the lunchtime crowds. Ground stone flour is imported directly from France, one of the many reasons why the difference in quality between Farnie and a local bakery is ginormous. A go-to café when yearning for breads, pastries and coffee that reminds you of home.

After opening their new space last month, this contemporary fine art gallery is here to stay. Leo Gallery’s beautiful, bright and airy new space is currently hosting, amongst other things, New York based artist Hu Renyi’s solo exhibition. Go and view his interesting, contemporary interpretation of traditional Chinese paper cutting. Leo Gallery. Ferguson Lane, 376 Wukang Lu. Tel: 5465 8785. Web:

Mary Ching

“Long Live Mary Ching” reads a cushion as you enter the cute shoe boutique and we can’t help but agree. Whether you are looking for luxurious leather slippers, oriental ballerina pumps or dangerously vertiginous heels, Mary Ching has got you covered. “Forbidden Opulence” is the name of the game which is drawn from designer Alison Yeung’s philosophy of Chinese opulence and British eccentricity to capture femininity, vulnerability and elegance. She is speaking right to our soul here. Mary Ching. Ferguson Lane, 376 Wukang Lu. Tel: 5465 2335, Web: www.mary-ching. com

Farine. Furguson Lane, 1/F, 378 Wukang Lu. Tel: 6433 5798. Web:

Strip and Browhaus

Le Petit Franck

Le Petit Franck is the place to visit when you want the quality and grandeur of a meal at Franck but are only popping out for a casual drink. Le Petit Franck is a prefect and impressive date location; this retro bar caters to a stylish and mature clientele. Order French snacks and smaller versions of the appetizers from neighboring Franck to round off your drink. Le Petit Franck. Ferguson Lane, 376 Wukang Lu. Tel: 6433 1213.

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Waxing, tweezing and threading in one convenient location… what could be better? Strip: Minister of Waxing is a hassle free, hygienic and professional salon from Singapore. Browhaus joins the party with their specialized brow and eyelash grooming services. You won’t remember how you lived pre-Strip/Browhaus. Men, don’t be shy. Back waxing and guybrow sculpting is available too. Strip and Browhaus. Ferguson Lane, 376 Wukang Lu. Tel: 5466 6155, 5466 6156. Web:, - Become a Talk Insider!

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Revel at the Museum of Contemporary Art Dawa Tshering

It has now been 8 years since the People’s Park Greenhouse was transformed into the Museum of Contemporary Art. The Museum started out with a clear vision “art for people,  dversity in exhibitions and support for young artistic power” and in the subsequent years it has exhibited the likes of Antnio Gaudi, the works of Pixar and new local artists.


evel is an exhibition intended to explore the development of contemporary art in Shanghai over its eight-year history by some of its most celebrated artists namely: Bird Head, Ding Yi, Fang Wei, Thomas Fuesser, Geng Yini, Hu Yun, Jiang Pengyi, Jin Shan, Michael Lin, Liu Jianhua, Ma Daha, Shi Qing, Shi Yong, Tang Dixin, TOF Group, Umafang, Heidi Voet, Yang Zhenzhong, Zaka Zaka, Zhang Ding, Zhang Enli, Zhou Tiehai and Zhou Xiaohu.

Expect a true cross section of the Shanghai art world to be on display. The exhibition features artists born and raised in Shanghai, native Chinese artists who have settled here, overseas Chinese who have relocated to Shanghai and foreign artists who have made this city their home. Borysevicz Mathieu, a Revel curator, told Talk “one phenomenon of contemporary art is that it homogenizes cultural differences- it is a true product of globalization. Art can be said to be a mirror of society, so different societies produce different reflections.” As such Shanghai, with its melting pot of different social influences, is placed in a unique position to reflect on Chinese culture in a vibrant and varied manner, with Revel celebrating each individual artist's reaction to this fascinating context.

of artists, “certainly artworks being produced in the 1980s and 90s by the older generation were far more radical for the time, but today we can see a different energy in the younger artists, marked by a global perspective.” The great divide being the shift from those born pre-economic reform to those born after. The joy of having such a range of experiences in one exhibition is the ability to explore this difference, the issues surrounding it and what it means for contemporary art moving forward. The exhibition stands to be an excellent opportunity to experience the variety of artistic talent this city has to offer in one of its most beautiful locations.

The selection of work on show is representative of a diverse age range

‘Revel’ runs until the 10 August at the MoCA, 231 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huangpi Bei Lu. Tel: 6327 9900. Web: www.

HOT TICKETS “Out of the Shadows” @ kunst.licht

“Disparity” @ Gallery G1

“Little Black Jacket” @ Rockbund Art Museum

“What Lies Beneath the Image” @ OV Gallery

This exhibition of 28 photographs by Vivian Maier were all taken in the US in the ‘50s and ‘60s. In her lifetime, Maier didn’t publish her pictures, but in recent years she has been hailed as one of the greatest street photography talents of the 20th century. She observed the world mainly through the lens of her Rolleiflex camera and captured thousands of telling moments on the gritty streets of Chicago and New York. This is the first time her work has been shown in China.

The inaugural exhibition at this new gallery by Suzhou Creek features the work of eight young Chinese artists – Ding Sukai, Li Kezheng, Lin Weixiang, Liu Jinhong, Peng Bo, Tao Na, Xu Hongxiang, Zhong Jingpei. This exhibition is intended to set the stage for the gallery’s future direction, which specifically aims to provide a platform for up-and-coming Asian artists. Expect varied works, with aesthetics ranging from the playful to the serene, curated by Professor Zhao Li from China’s Central Academy of Fine Arts.

Chanel’s “Little Black Jacket” exhibit has landed at the Shanghai stop on its world tour. The show itself is comprised of black and white photographs taken by design maven, Karl Lagerfeld, of some of the world’s most beautiful women, all modeling the item made a fashion staple by Coco Chanel. “It’s a mix of known and unknown, famous and not that famous,” according to Lagerfeld, with some of the more familiar faces including Sarah Jessica Parker, Vanessa Paradis, Alice Dellal, Kanye West and even Yoko Ono.

This, Jiang Guozhe’s first solo show in China, shows the artist’s transition from painting using photographs, to a process of exploring the “idea of the image,” and the concept of painting itself. The multilayered canvases tell complex stories with interacting characters. Parts of the subjects are blurred, or are in the process of being wholly swallowed up by the background, while three-dimensional and two-dimensional objects exist within the same space.

“Little Black Jacket” is showing until 7 July at Rockbund, NIB Building, 14 Huqiu Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu. Web:

“What Lies Beneath the Image” is showing until 6 August at OV Gallery, 4A, 207, 50 Moganshan Lu. Tel: 139 1637 3474. Web:

“Out of the Shadows” is showing until 11 August at kunst.licht, Photo Art Gallery, 210 Wulumuqi Bei Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu. Tel: 6249 0737. Web:

“Disparity” is showing until 21 July at Gallery G1, 751 Yi Chang Lu, near Changde Lu. Tel: 152 1430 5725 - Become a Talk Insider!

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Avenue Joffre Emily Hoyle

What: Japanese inspired bar in the former French Concession Why: For classy cocktails and conversations Where: Rm. 1, Bldg. 5, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu. Tel: 6029 9725 How much: Cocktails RMB 86 upwards Avenue Joffre is a former French Concession street name and the new name for this new nightlife spot by Japanese Munenori Harada or Mune San (as he is more commonly known), the previous Bar Manager at El Coctel. The Japanese inspired bar is a sumptuous space comprising of dark wood, dim lights and comfortable armchairs, sectioned into two spaces by large bookshelves displaying classical books with antique covers.

Magpie Cocktail Bar Heidi Cao

What: A surprisingly fancy dive bar on the quiet end of Yongkang Lu Why: Tasty cocktails at rock bottom prices (especially during happy hour) Where: 189 Yongkang Lu, near Taiyuan Lu. Tel: 6472 5985 How Much: RMB 35 from 3pm9pm. RMB 48-55 from 9pm-2am Situated in the former French Concession, Magpie Cocktail Bar is a tiny bar with a big heart. Here the barkeeper can expertly pour twenty something cocktails and all at mouth watering low prices. Happy hour can last up to six hours, if you time it right, with each drink costing only RMB 35. Service can be slow, but the owner-slash-bartender Nicky is extra friendly and caring. Highlights of the drinks menu include the Chrysanthemum Tea Cocktail (RMB 55), which is a distinctively smooth mix of gin with traditional Chinese tea and

marmalade. In terms of the classics, the super minty Mojito (RMB 50) will refresh you after a hot Shanghai day, taking you into the cooler evening. Magpie Cocktail Bar is a prime location for late afternoon pre-party drinks. The bar is small inside, with only a scattering of bar stools. Fortunately however, there are several tables and chairs outside and really, who wants to be cooped up indoors on a hot summer night?

As we entered the venue, via a courtyard, we were met with a large, varnished, dark piece of wood the length of the room. If you prefer to sit at a table, you can follow the bar around into a cosy space of large chairs and tables with windows offering views of the courtyard. We chose to sit at the bar, which put us faceto-face with the bartender. A large variety of cocktails are available at Avenue Joffre, but the seasonal fresh fruit cocktails are the

The bar interior screams casual coziness and we were welcomed by good choices of 70s jazz music. The room’s hue is divided into red and black, with dim lights in the background. Roughly pasted walls, skeletal glass rum bottles and Mao propaganda posters opitimize this funny and individual bar, designed solely by the newlywed owner. No wonder the bar is named after the “magpie”, which symbolizes romance and a stable marriage in Chinese tradition.

Award Winning Chinese Wines Casey Hall

The Middle Kingdom is a world leader in many things, but wine-making isn’t one of them, this being said, there are some locally produced wines which are not only quaffable, but downright world beating.


he well-regarded Decanter World Wine Awards have been announced for 2013 and, from 49 Chinese entries, a total of 20 Chinese wines were recognized by the judges as “commended” or higher. The highest praise was reserved for the silver medalwinning duo of Great Wall Terroir 2006 (from

Shandong) and Domaine Helan Mountain Special Reserve Chardonnay 2011 (from Ningxia). Yes, you read that correctly, a Great Wall wine was awarded a silver medal in an international wine competition. Though it’s only fair to note that the results don’t necessarily indicate the best wines in the world, or even the best wines in China, but the best of the selection entered, according to a panel of judges. The Great Wall label is China’s largest local wine brand, with 10 million cases sold annually. Many of them are the bottles with a taste resembling grape cordial from your local Lawson’s store that many of us know and loathe, but not all wines, Chinese wines, or Great Wall wines are created equal.

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The Great Wall Terroir 2006 retails for about RMB 500 from Chinese specialty wine sites and is generally regarded as a good choice in its price range for a dry Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a good model of its varietal, though better described as a solid and dependable wine, than a spectacular one. Domaine Helan Mountain’s Special Reserve Chardonnay 2011 is a still, dry white wine with an oaky character, rounded fruit flavors and a peppery edge. The Ningxia region from which this wine hails, is leading the way for China’s wine industry, producing the country’s most innovative and interesting wines with a combination of large, state-owned conglomerates and smaller, boutique wineries producing there. Look out for Chinese wines on your next peruse through a wine list, they may just surprise you. - Become a Talk Insider!


signature drink. You can select a fruit, or a mixture of fruits, to create your own individual cocktail (RMB 96). The majority of the cocktails are classic combinations and Avenue Joffre’s approach is very professional; you can taste the passion and talent they put into their mixology. This is a spot for those who take their cocktails seriously and are looking for a relaxed atmosphere; Mune San has chosen not to play music so we were able to converse and feel at ease. We tried the Grasshopper, made from Cacao white crème and menthol liquor (RMB 86), which tasted like a delicious mint chocolate bar. Don’t leave without trying the Sakura Sakura (RMB 86), an international award-winning cocktail created by Mune San’s mentor’s mentor(!) with cherry blossom flavouring.


Sushi Room at Bar Rouge Nyima Pratten

What: A sushi restaurant on Bar Rouge’s legendary terrace Why: Who doesn’t get hungry while partying the night away? Where: Bund 18, 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu How Much: Sushi RMB 48 upwards (minimum order of 6 pcs); Sushi Platter RMB 670 upwards As if by magic, sent by the Japanese food gods, the Sushi Room has arrived on Bar Rouge’s terrace, offering Bar Rouge patrons their sushi fix from 6pm to 1am Sundays to Wednesdays and 7pm to 2am Thursdays to Saturdays. The menu includes classics such as Salmon Sushi (RMB 50) and Californian Rolls (RMB 68) to the more creative, yet surprisingly delicious, Foie Gras Sushi (RMB 108) or Sea Eel and Goat Cheese Roll (RMB 82). The dishes are created in the “room” before being delivered to your table either on the terrace or in the club. Sharing platters are available to cater to big groups of revelers, mimicking the style of the fruit and assorted meat platters you find in local Chinese clubs, but with much more pizzazz. The largest sushi platter, for big time spenders looking to impress, is (RMB 1,990) and in our opinion should be washed down with a nice bottle of champagne (is there any other kind?).

Alternatively, if you don’t have the big bucks to spend on champagne, why not try out a drink from the After Work Menu (RMB 120 for 3 cocktails Monday to Friday between 6pm and 10pm). Our favorite was the Sino Thai. It is sweet, fragrant and topped with cooked lemon grass to bring out the flavor. Delicious!

HOT TICKETS Jiang Yuheng

to Shanghai. They will be playing an assortment of our favorite pieces including pieces by Liszt, Verdi and Saint-Saens. The highlight of the evening will be a collaboration between the celebrated cellist Julian Lloyd Webber and Romanian soprano Valentina Nafornita. 18 July. RMB 80 – 1280. Shanghai Oriental Art Center, 435 Dingxiang Lu, near Shiji Da Dao. Web: www.smartshanghai. com/smartticket/

Coheed and Cambria Since his 1984 debut the soulful Korean-Chinese singer, Jiang Yuheng has influenced generations of people. After a successful career Heng will perform songs that express his sentiment for his life and friendships. This is a concert for those who appreciate Heng's affectionate singing and enjoy his classics. 14 July. RMB 280 – 880. Cultural Plaza Theater, Shanghai Culture Square, 36 Yongjia Lu, near Maoming Nan Lu. Web: www.

The Swiss Piano Trio

The Swiss Piano Trio are one of the leading chamber music ensembles of our generation. Pianist Martin Lucas Staub, violinist Angela Golubeva and cellist Sebastien Singer make up the talented trio and they have performed in 40 countries on all continents since the group was founded in 1998. - Become a Talk Insider!

21 July. RMB 50 – 300. Shanghai Oriental Art Center, 435 Dingxiang Lu, near Shiji Da Dao. Web:

BBC Concert Orchestra

One of the leading full-time orchestras in Britain and across Europe, BBC Concert Orchestra brings their flair and talent This American modern rock band will be giving their firstever Mainland China performance as part of the Hennessy V.S.O.P Concert series! Considered to be a modern progressive rock band because of their fusion of metal, punk rock, progressive rock with post-hardcore, Coheed and Cambria have distinguished themselves amongst the rock crowd. This is a rare opportunity to see Coheed and Cambria in Asia. 25 July. RMB 380. The Mixing Room & MUSE, 1200 Shibo Da Dao, near Shangnan Lu. Web: July13  TalkMagazine





All White Affair @ M1NT

Antonutti White Tasting @ Flamingo

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Brawl on the Bund @ Hyatt on the Bund (Photos by Grant Buchwald)

BOTB After Party @ Bar Rouge - Become a Talk Insider!

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what'sON 11-15 July

1 July

JoVino: Single Malt Whisky Tasting “Personality” is most suitable for describing single malt whisky. Get to know her personality with JoVino’s whisky specialists. The Balvenie 12 year, 17 year, as well as 21 year are matched up with delicious bites. RMB 150 (JoVino members RMB 100). 527 North Shannxi Lu, near Xin Zha Lu. Tel: 6255 3218. Web:

CCG Expo Missing the ComiCon? Now there are ways to quench your thirst. Come to the CCG Expo this month and be introduced to Asian cartoon, anime, even video games! Take a look at the various works and products exhibited, and get excited with local fans and your Asian friends. If you would like to participate, make sure to be there for the Cosplay showdown, then vote for your favorite outfit and character! RMB 50-70. Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. 1099 Guozhan Lu, near Zhoujiadu Lu. Tel: 6448 0898. Web:

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5 July

M Wine Talk: Noble Riesling Considered one of the greatest white grapes, Riesling is perfect for hot summer days. At 6:30pm, Mila Dorosh of ASC Fine Wines will lead a tasting that explores the dramatic changes of Riesling dependent on production area. He even shares a very special treat: Cuvée Frédéric Emile from Trimbach, Alsace. RMB 138 including wine tasting. 6/F, 5 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu, Tel: 6350 9988. Web: www.

Contemporary “Salome” 9CDT Production and Performance is from Beijing, and their avantgarde rendition of Oscar Wilde and his tragedies will surely catch your eyes. The plot received its inspiration from the New Testament, and it weaved together a story of humanity, faith and desire. This dance is going to transform and reinterpret the ancient and the taboo through a modern perspective. By the end of the night, everyone will return home with a conception of his or her own Salome. RMB 80. Shanghai Culture Square. 597 Fuxing Middle Lu, near Yongjia Lu. Tel: 6217 2426. Web:

12-14 July

Y-Pop Music Party Finally, a summer beach party is happening! Pack your towels and shades and head to the scenic park in Fengxian district. Although it’s likely to be very crowded, this event should be worth the squeeze. All-day concert, music fountain, swimming, surfing show, amusement park, cinema, and many other activities will all be facilitated all at the same time! RMB 180/380/480/580. 9 Fengxin Lu. Tel: 5712 0473. Web:

2 July

Sprout: Vietnamese Cooking Class & Lunch A certified Thai chef of Japanese origin, the talented Eiko Takahashi shall dive into the classroom and share her oriental culinary expertise in Vietnamese dishes. Don’t miss out if you want to make this healthy meal from scratch! 10:30-12:30 pm. RMB 250. Includes demo and lunch. RSVP at Surpass Court, Unit 412, G/F, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu. Tel: 135 6472 1917. Web:

6 July

World Kiss Day Don’t miss out this fun holiday now that you know about it! Yuyingtang is going to host 5 bands, distinctive in style, to help you rock the night away! Enjoy casually kissing strangers... If you wish! RMB 40 (RMB 20 for students). Yuyintang. 851 Kaixuan Lu, near Yan’an Xi Lu. Tel: 5237 8662. Web:

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4 July

Stubb’s 4th of July Party Celebrate this American holiday with extra Southern hospitality! A BBQ party will go down on Jianguo Xi Lu, with happy hour all day long and special deals on BBQ plates and sliders! What’s more, live music and entertainment start at 5 pm. Bring your friends and get ready for some line dancing, festive spirit, and awesome promotions! 550 Jianguo Xi Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu. Tel: 5459 1202. Web:

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The Cigar Lounge Head to 789 Nanjing Lu Bar & Lounge this month and enjoy a night of smooth cigars. You will indulge in both creating and relishing your smoke. Meanwhile, highly skilled mixologists will serve matching choices of fine whiskey, bourbon, cognac or cocktail. No cover charge, and this will be the second to last chance to participate in this event. Hurry! RSVP. 789 Nanjing Lu Bar & Lounge. Tel: 3318 9999 ext. 56500

Oblique Industries [Australia] The Minimalist and Dada Shanghai present the city’s favorite minimal techno slash house party! The Minimalist is back again at DADA on July 13th with resident DJ Will A and the very special guest Oblique Industries. Oblique has crafted individual sounds by pulling influences and elements from various dance music- from techno to experimental sounds to ambient deep house. Amongst others, Oblique won Richie Hawtin's global remix contest in 2009. Support comes from Manchester DJ Will A, who has played at clubs around the UK and Europe. He has now found his place as a regular player in the Shanghai clubbing circuit with the British house & deep-techno blend. Dada. 115 Xingfu Lu, near Fahuazhen Lu. Tel: 150 0018 2212 - Become a Talk Insider!

JULY 20 July

Saturday Brunch Concerts If you are not yet familiar with the SOAC performance series, you need to straighten up for this great deal. They regularly put on creative and cultured shows for each series. As part of the Saturday Brunch Concerts program, this time they invited Shanghai Chinese Orchestra to play the most popular traditional music. Bring your family and friends to this venue for some in-depth appreciation and culture! RMB 80/50/30. Shanghai Oriental Art Center. Tel: 6854 1234. Web:

13 July

The French Decadence Party The French Decadence party returns on July 13th at Geisha to celebrate French National Day! Here you get to meet the most thrilling French crowd and learn more about the distinctive French style on the refreshing terrace. Some berets and fake French moustaches will be provided to help smooth your way into the French atmosphere. Time to take out your striped shirts while the DJ spins French Beats all night long! Official after party at Flamingo to keep the fun going. Free entrance until 00:30 with the password BASTILLE, RMB 100. Geisha. 390 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Fuxing Lu. Tel: 6403 0244. Web:

13-14 July

Mindfulness Skills Weekend Come meditate in the tranquil setting of the Guang Jue Buddist Temple, and draw in a deep breath amongst the bamboo-forested mountains at Zaoxi. Zhejiang Province. Facilitated by Zhi Sheng, a Buddhist monk of Chinese Pure Land Buddhist tradition, this retreat will offer an exposure to the 6 Core Principles plus an ever-soothing spiritual experience. Leave your troubles behind in this busy city and take off for a brief while! Begins 2 pm on Saturday and ends at 12:30 pm Sunday. Accommodation and vegetarian meals provided. Cost by donation. RSVP at mao. 123 Jianguo Xin Lu, Linan. Tel: 150 5712 8334. Web: www.

18 July 12pm

M Food Talk: Slow Food Join the discussion countering fast food and fast life with a panel of Slow Foodies and Kimberly Ashton, the Shanghai Slow Food leader. The topic regards the disappearance of local food traditions, people's dwindling interest in food quality and choices, and of their regional and global impact. They'll talk about community supported agriculture (CSA), local and sustainable sourcing, and what all that means in China. Conducted in Chinese only. RMB 188 (includes a three-course meal, coffee or tea). 6/F, 5 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Road. Tel: 6350 9988. Web:

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Shanghai Art Deco Behind the Bund Join us for a brand new walking tour of the fabulous Art Deco buildings behind the Bund. Old Shanghai’s financial district was rife with Art Deco banks, department stores, commercial buildings, societies and apartments– some of the grandest, yet most unexplored Art Deco in the city. We’ll start at 10 and finish up at noon at M on the Bund. If you’d like to join for brunch, please specify when you RSVP* [brunch not included in the touring fee]. RMB 200, RSVP with Tina Kanagaratnam at or Mobile: 1350 198 8806. Tel: 5403 1927

20 July

Bollywood Summer Place Paying homage to the Indian film industry, Bar Rouge welcomes famous Indian DJ Akbar Sami (AKA DJ Harsh) to celebrate Bollywood style. Expect a colorful crowd, an extravaganza of exotic performances, and the most vibrant beats of this summer! Dress Code: Sari, Chaniya Choli, Salwar or Kurta. RMB 100. 18, Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu. Tel: 6339 1199. Web:

24 July

Steve Vai: The Story of Light Tour 2013 The legendary Italian-American guitarist, songwriter and producer Vai is on route to show off thirty years of extraordinary works. Colaborator with famous names such as Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth and Whitesnake, this three-time Grammy Award winner is expected to wow at his Shanghai debut. RMB 380/580/880/1280. Yunfeng Theatre. 1700 Beijing Xi Lu, near Jiaozhou Lu. Tel: 6255 0500. Web: www.

DJ Morgan Page at M1NT Grammy-nominated DJ and Producer DJ Morgan Page will be live in Shanghai for one night only at the celebrities’ favorite club, M1NT! Dance the night away, to his stellar studio album and get the champagne popping! 10:00pm - late. M1NT. 24th Floor, 318 Fuzhou Lu, near Shandong Lu. Tel: 6391 2811. Web:

27 July 4pm

Liu Heung Shing: Photographs as the Pulse of Daily Life Pulitzer prize-winning photographer HS Liu shares images from 30 years of photographing China, with special reference to the 1980s and 1990s. Featured in his upcoming exhibition, China Dream, Thirty Years: Liu Heung Shing Photographs, his work demonstrates the photographic ability in capturing zeitgeist. A discussion between the artist, Life Magazine editor Rocky Ling, photography critic Gu Zheng and philosopher Chen Jiaying will also be held. Hosted by Life Magazine, Modern Media & the Glamour Bar. RMB 75 (includes one drink). 6/F, 5 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu. Tel: 6350 9988. Web: Video Games Live If you are video game obsessed this concert is for you! Video Games Live is a one-of-a-kind concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. Created and produced by the worldrenowned video game composer Tommy Tallarico, top orchestras and choirs will perform along with exclusive video footage and musical arrangements. Live action and unique interactive segments guarantee to create a unique entertainment experience! RMB 100/200/400/600/800/1200. Mercedes Benz Arena, 1200 EXPO Avenue. Tel: 40 0181 6688. Web:

28 July 4pm

Crystal Chamber Music: Trio Brio The talented Trio Brio, a string trio from the Atelier of Chamber Music, performs a program that includes Wolfgang Mozart, Alessandro Rolla and Carl Reinecke. Nibbles, cocktails and champagne available. RMB 75 (includes one drink), RMB 20 for students. 6/F, 5 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu. Tel: 6350 9988. Web:

31 July

Xu Zhen: Turbulent What sets this art display apart is its onsite creation. Xu Zhen, a wellknown contemporary artist, has been working on the display space since May 11th. The end of July will be the project’s closing day and likely the moment for some last touches. Stop by the 18 Gallery on the bund and witness the action. Abstract, cage-like patterns are being created form black spray paint and decorated with nozzles. 18 Gallery. 4F, 18 Zhongshan East Lu. Tel: 6323 7066, ext. 3004. Web: - Become a Talk Insider!

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Behind the Candelabra

Man of Steel

The Act of Killing

An unflinching rendition of the autobiographical account by Scott Thorson of his life and relationship with Liberace, Behind the Candelabra paints a glittering picture of love ruined by excesses of all natures and perversions. Behind the Candelabra has made its way through production hell after being deemed too gay for American audiences. HBO eventually stepped up and backed it as a TV movie, not to be shown in cinemas. With a reduced budget and certain cast members playing characters less than half their age (looking at you Matt Damon) the film finally premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The film is anchored on stellar performances by leading cast members. Michael Douglas plays the larger than life character of Liberace with full commitment without ever feeling like a caricature whilst Matt Damon’s portrayal of Scott Thorson fully captures the progression of emotional destruction he undergoes as Liberace takes over his life, molds him (both physically and mentally) then discards him. Expect uncompromising homosexual lovemaking to be on display here, the film is never shy about its content however, neither is it overloaded. The shock factor is mitigated by the focus of the picture always being on the emotional connection the two leads share. A great deal of credit needs to go to Michael Douglas and Matt Damon; they form an entirely convincing onscreen couple. This is apparently the last outing for director Stephen Soderbergh, as such it’s a decent high note to leave us on. Behind the Candelabra proves to be a fearless and insightful look into excess and loneliness. Dawa Tshering

Zach Snyder is known for a style of filmmaking that has produced some of the most visually stunning movies in recent memory however, whilst beautiful to look at, his films are also known for their lack of emotional depth. Watching paint dry provides you with a character arch more unpredictable and interesting than the two-dimensional protagonists he usually chooses. In the case of Man of Steel however, Zach has had some help. Christopher Nolan (of Batman fame) has taken up the role of producer and, to their credit, they have come together to create a Superman rich in character. In general, Superman is a hard superhero to give real depth to; an indestructible ‘man of steel’ doesn’t leave much room for emotional flexibility. As such, they had to find some vulnerability in order to make him human (or as human as an alien can hope to be) and give the character room to grow. With this in mind, a lot of the film focuses on the emotional vulnerability of his character as he is forced to cope with his self imposed isolation. The scale and scope of some of Man of Steel’s finer scenes is simply jaw dropping, with the worlds created being beautiful and desolate. It is in no doubt that Zach Snyder is in a class of his own in this respect. The action sequences are peerless, they make Michael Bay’s films look childlike in comparison with the final act bringing more havoc and destruction to one city than I have ever seen recorded on film. It has blown Avengers out of the water in this respect. With plenty of hidden references to delight the more obsessive fans and talks of a sequel, it looks like this man of steel is here to stay. Dawa Tshering

The title adequately encapsulates the film’s content, but barely its chillingly inventive concept. Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer, now a winner of numerous international awards, The Act of Killing captures the re-enactment of the genocide during the Indonesian killings of 1965-1966. What’s more, the actors are actual members of the most notorious death squad who instigated the horror. The protagonists of the story are Anwar Congo and Herman Koto, who were both promoted from black market ticket sellers to military leaders after the failed coup of the 30 September Movement. They helped to kill more than 1 million undesirables in the country in less than a year. However, even as leaders of this ‘death squad’, neither were punished nor showed repentance. The Act of Killing follows the two men as they tell the audience the story of the killings. They were allowed to act out the events in whatever style they favored, and as a result the documentary morphed into a genre of gangster, Western, and musical. The director was also able to build in fictional scenes and effects to make the entire film “a documentary of the imagination”, which presented the real life story as nightmares of the characters. Various opinions now emerge regarding Congo and Koto's killings and the consequences of the film. It is no doubt that this is an emotionally stirring and politically sensitive piece. We suggest researching the history of the Indonesian genocide before you experience the bizarre yet powerful movie that is The Act of Killing. Heidi Cao


Tomorrow’s Harvest

Kanye West is a very easy man to hate, for innumerable reasons. With track titles like ‘I am a god’ on his new album Yeezus, it’s obvious he hasn’t changed. Yet his arrogance and boasting are all part of the Hip-Hop game, a game he is at the very top of, so maybe it’s a fitting claim. No matter your feelings on the man its obvious he’s massively talented (he gave us Graduation after all). This album will be huge; Kanye West albums always are, so prepare for these songs to be around for a long time. Get ready to hear one of the year’s angriest albums. Yeezus is antagonistic at every turn, he’s daring someone to come for him, near begging for it, its pure bravado, through and through; and its brilliant. The album features the likes of Kid Cuddi and Justin Vernon (of Bon Iver fame) along with a host of others including Daft Punk in a producing role on several tracks. The sound is a lot heavier and a lot more rock than his previous work. Don’t expect radio friendly songs featuring Rhianna; think more along the lines of a haunting sample of Nina Simone singing about a lynching: it’s that sort of album. The fact that Yeezuz flows as a cohesive whole is something that needs praise, in lesser hands an album containing songs with such strong personal identities could have turned into an eclectic mess. Its fair to say Kanye West is a man at the top of his game; Yeezus is a stunning, angry and audacious piece of work by someone who is unafraid. Prepare for a slew of highly quotable lines from these songs, none of them printable or repeatable in polite company. Dawa Tshering

After a secretive PR Internet scavenger hunt, that saw fans scouring the web for cryptic clues, those who had collected the full set of codes were granted access to a site announcing the release of Boards of Canada (BoC) new album Tomorrow’s Harvest. The band, consisting of Scottish brothers Michael Sanderson and Marcus Eoin, have ruled over their own specific genre of Ambient Electronic music since the 90s and spawned a generation of imitators. However, eight years have passed since their last full album, as such, one must ask, are they still capable of producing the masterful blend of electronic noise that made them so influential? Yes. There is a definite cinematic scope to this conceptual album. Perhaps it’s a reflection of a pessimistic world, rife with austerity and unrest, that the album leans heavily towards a sound that is indicative of some post apocalyptic future; with the track titles a reflection of this notion. As a whole, the album is clearly influenced by older sci-fi sound tracks, immediately transporting you to another planet or another world, the songs’ bumps and troughs leading you on an ethereal journey across some foreign landscape. The sound is deeply layered, holding many secrets and suggestions, whilst leaving enough space for the listeners to project their own thoughts and ideas. These songs don’t require lyrics to grip you; they grab your mind and take you on your own personal journey. A highlight is the song Nothing is Real which perhaps best evokes the feeling of longing that Boards of Canada are famous for. In the case of this album it’s a longing for the future, perhaps with a sense of hope and beauty. Dawa Tshering


Star Trek Into Darkness

With the shiny, populist nature of J.J. Abrams' rebooted Star Trek one's mind can't help but wander to the next sci-fi franchise Abrams has been hired to rejuvenate, Star Wars. In the meantime, however, we're left with Star Trek Into Darkness where Abrams' mainstream impulses don't make for quite as natural a fit. For a franchise that thrived in the TV format by forging a deep bond with its audience, this is comparatively disposable entertainment. Likewise, the movie is regrettably disinterested in world building for a series that made its name on space exploration. Even in comparison to Abrams' first Star Trek movie it suffers somewhat at the outset, beginning with one foot firmly in uninspired melodrama, the sense of humor of the first in particular sorely lacking. Eventually, however, the stakes take hold, thanks to a constantly unfolding array of fresh obstacles and rejiggered circumstances, a palpable sense of danger uncommon to big money franchises beholden to the status quo. In short, Abrams and company have succeeded once again at taking a sci-fi property with an intense but limited fan base and turning it into satisfying spectacle perfectly tuned for mass consumption. Berken Byrne

Enigma of China Qui Xiaolong Minotaur Books

The Badlands: Decadent Playground of old Peking

Over the course of eight novels, author Qui Xiaolong has taken his character Inspector Chen from a young upstart in the early 90s to a mature and cautious world-weary man of the present day. In this new chapter in the series, Chen is forced into a position where he must make a choice between his ideals or his career (and safety). As with all the Inspector Chen books, the focus is on the new modern China and the new sociopolitical problems inherent within its structure. In this instance, the book focuses on the Internet’s effect on censorship, corruption and life in general. After Internet users come together to expose a corrupt official, the man in question is placed under government-imposed supervision during which time he commits suicide. Chen is required to investigate the death and approve the report of suicide. However, his own personal conclusion leads him to believe that there is more at play here than many of his superiors would wish for him to discover. He has placed himself directly in the way of powerful officials and in personal danger, does he posses the fortitude to stand his ground in a world so morally bankrupt, and at what cost? Shanghai, as a character in this book, has been written with clear love and anyone who knows the city can find great pleasure in recognizing its beautifully described personality. The novel flows at great pace keeping you in suspense throughout. The levels of anxiety felt due to Chen’s position, stuck between his beliefs and his safety, is testament to the quality of the writing. The Enigma of China provides a greatly enlightening read. Ewan Colledge

A dancer, a pimp, two madams, two girls, a dealer and a King: The Badlands: Decadent Playground of old Peking chronicles the lives of these eight characters as they intertwine and interact in a hazardous ‘world within a world’. Consisting of naught but a few narrow hutongs, the Badlands of Peking - from the late 1920s to early 1940s - formed a perilous pit of vice and menace for a multitude of lost or stolen souls. Through a series of short stories, this book charts the histories of these people and many others who surround them, as they make there way, often not by choice, to the lusting pit of an unforgiving city gripped by change and conflict. Thanks to the help of fans who submitted their own personal stories, or those of loved ones passed. French has been able to capture a valuable history on the edge of being forgotten forever. Often harrowing, the stories feature villain and victim alike. The time period of the book takes in world wars, civil wars, occupations and internments; a tumultuous time in Peking’s history that shapes and determines the course of everyone’s lives as they try to cope with an unforgiving world. Some succeed, most fall, but throughout, French paints a colorful and honest picture of people adapting to circumstances as best they can. This is a truly fascinating book for any reader, but for an audience with a particular interest in China it is invaluable. French catapults you into a world long dead and in a few short pages can give you hope or break your heart. Ewan Colledge

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Howard Johnson Plaza Shanghai will hold its 10th

The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai announces the opening of Urban Retreat Wellness & Spa. From rejuvenating body treatments to luxurious facial therapies, Urban Retreat Wellness & Spa is dedicated to provide a journey back to nature and serenity, promising to bring you a new level of spa experience.

88 Xintiandi Boutique Hotel has partnered with Shanghai

A new event space has opened at Hotel Andaz Shanghai. The Garden Studios is Xintiandi’s newest venue with outdoor garden terraces, Art Deco metal lattice and a striking chequerboard marble floor. The 13,000-square foot space was designed by leading Japanese interior-design firm Super Potato, intended to stage unforgettable events.

Experience the taste of Asia with Flair’s new menu; the fashionable lifestyle lounge is situated in The Ritz-Carlton Pudong. Chef Meng has created three seasonal salads inspired by flavors of the continent. Thai curry shrimp glass-noodle salad, Japanese tataki tuna salad, and Vietnamese grilled Wagyu beef salad, which are being offered at RMB 138 to RMB 238. You can also enhance the experience with a glass of Laurent Perrier Rosé Champagne for RMB 288 per glass.

The grand opening of the 38th floor Residence Club marks the completion of New World Shanghai Hotel’s latest renovation project. Residence Club Guestrooms between the 32nd and 38th floors have been restyled to include a comfortable lounging corner, modern furnishings and contemporary bathrooms. With a 270-degree panoramic view of Zhongshan Park, guests are now invited to enjoy the comfortable penthouse with your personalized butler and extensive benefits.

Albert Servalls has been appointed Executive Chef of the Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park. Originally from Barcelona, Chef Servalls has been in Shanghai for the past 10 years. He was previously the Executive Chef for The Langham Xintiandi, and Executive Chef and General Manager for La Verbena Spanish Restaurant & Bar. Albert has worked at three Michelin star restaurants. He has also trained with the world-renowned chef and author, Ferran Adria of El Bulli. A true discoverer, Albert is passionate about finding fresh local produce and embracing avant-garde cooking techniques.

Energy saving and consumption reduction is an important part of Central Hotel Shanghai’s daily management. As a result, the hotel has recently been selected as the “2012 Advance Unit in Energy Saving and Emission Reduction of Huangpu District”. The hotel intends to further improve existing policies, and will continue to raise environmental consciousness from all staff members.

Located on the rooftop of Banyan Tree Shanghai on the Bund, TOPS offers a breath-taking panorama view spanning from the historic Bund, across the Huangpu River, and to the iconic Lujiazui skyline. As the first open rooftop bar with full 180°unobstructed view in Shanghai, TOPS brings a fresh concept for fete-goers. With the latest music spun by trendy DJs, exquisite cocktails shaken by professional bartenders, and a selection of avant-garde tapas specially crafted by our chefs, TOPS will be the hottest venue of the summer to unwind from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Anniversary celebration party on 17th July 2013. Both local and international corporate guests, government officials and media will be invited to participate in the press conference and lunch party. The hotel will hold a series of promotional activities to thank all the guests for their great support during the past ten years. - Become a Talk Insider!

Insiders Tours to create a unique way to explore Shanghai. The Xintiandi Insider accommodation package includes a trip to the historical Shikumen Museum, as well as a one-hour tour in a vintage motorbike’s sidecar that will guide you through Shanghai’s quaint back alleys. Book a 88 Xintiandi One-bedroom Suite to enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience, available until 31st December 2013.

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InterContinental Shanghai Ruijin Nyima Pratten


he InterContinental Shanghai Ruijin is the new kid on the block, in terms of 5 star hotels in Shanghai, and it is causing quite the stir. This luxurious 100-acre historic garden estate heritage hotel optimizes Shanghai’s glamorous 20th century past. Originally built by British newspaper magnate H.E Morris in 1916, little historic mementos of his reign are dotted around the estate, such as a statue of his racing dog, which constantly reminds you of the intriguing history of the grounds and matches the British hotel’s personality and heritage principles perfectly. Even before H.E Morris walled off the compound, the area was of historical importance to the city, encompassing Shanghai’s oldest Dao temple site dating back 600 years and 14th-century city water well that was an essential part of everyday life for local residents. The surrounding area still, to this day, hosts important city landmarks such as Hauihai Lu, Tianzifang and Xintiandi; all fantastic reasons to opt for this part of town. Although, after entering the lush manicured gardens of the InterContinental, you may forget entirely that you are in the bustling metropolis of modern Shanghai and sink into a 1930s mindset.

After years of painstaking restoration, the InterContinental now includes four heritage buildings and two new hotel wings. In addition to 178 classically designed guestrooms and suites, there is a Chinese fine-dining restaurant in a freestanding villa, a French brasserie, Club Lounge, luxury spa and an indoor swimming pool. As we always say, go big or go home. This time we decided to go big and we stayed in the Club Wing of the hotel. As we entered the wing for our private check-in, we were immediately transported back in time by the patterned marble floors, coffered ceilings and intricate hardwood paneling. Privileges of the Club Wing included

complimentary food snacks and drinks throughout the day served at the InterContinental Lounge. Club InterContinental guestrooms range in size from 40 to 70 sqm. Standout features from our room included a crystal chandelier above the bed, a freestanding vintage bathtub and a large balcony overlooking the estate’s gardens and manmade waterfall. The room also featured all the other mod cons you would expect to find in a luxury hotel such as a 42-inch TV with satellite channels, iPod alarm clock, DVD player, espresso machine and complimentary highspeed WiFi Internet access. The InterContinental’s Art Deco and French Provincialstyle villas have had their share of Chinese and global leaders including Chairman Mao, Chiang Kai-Shek and US President Richard Nixon. Numerous historical Chinese movies have also been filmed at the sight and are paid homage to in the Club Wing’s Film Library. This is a luxury heritage hotel full to the brim of interesting historical features and stories. Stay overnight to revisit the luxurious glamour of old Shanghai in the center of this rapidly modernizing city. RMB 1,888 (+ 15%) for a Club Room upwards per night. InterContinental Shanghai Ruijin. 118 Ruijin Er Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu. Tel: 6472 5222. Web:

The Deals

Hyatt on the Bund

Buy 2 Nights Get 3rd Night Free: Enjoy a night of free stay by booking a minimum of 3 nights stay with promo code EC001. Includes free daily breakfast, 20% off Laundry Services, and 20% off food and beverage consumption at specific outlets. Valid until 31 July. 6393 1234

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New World Shanghai Hotel

Business Plus: Guests are invited to enjoy the new facilities of New World Shanghai Hotel with the “Business Plus” promotion, which offers guests a complimentary upgrade to the Residence Club guestrooms for a stay of five consecutive nights when booking a Deluxe Room. 6240 8888

Pudong Shangri-La

School’s Out, Fun’s In: Students, teachers, and their families are welcomed to stay at the River Wing Deluxe Room for only RMB 2,188 per night. Children are invited to join a one-hour, free lesson from Chinese National Swimming Team’s Coach Mao, Discounts are also available for children. Offer ends 31 August, a minimum of 2-night stay applies. 6882 6688

Sofitel Shanghai Sheshan Oriental

Summer Special: Enjoy a one-night stay in a Luxury Room at the Sofitel Sheshan from RMB 1,288 net. Complimentary breakfast for two is provided. For more information and reservations call 3761 8888 ext. 1628/1630 - Become a Talk Insider!


JW Marriott Hotel Shenzhen are currently offering a “three

Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou occupies the top third of

W® Hotels Worldwide announced the opening of W Hotel Guangzhou, the first W Hotel in Mainland China. With iconic architecture set on the Pearl River, W Guangzhou carries a new interpretation of modern luxury to China. It blends the city’s traditions with W’s dynamic outlook, marking a rapid Asian expansion of the W chain. The hotel offers China’s first AWAY Spa®, the 24/7 retreat for guests and locals. With more than 2,000 square meters of event space, W Guangzhou is also ideal for business gatherings.

From the 1st July until the 31st August 2013, Mandarin Oriental, Sanya will be hosting the popular MO Kid’s summer camp for the fourth consecutive year. The resort will stage fun filled days of games, educational activities and creative arts and crafts. The activities include snorkeling amongst the corals, kayaking, pool games and raft building in the landscaped swimming pools and azure sea. Excitement can be found on land, in the form of ‘Beach Olympics’, cooking classes and Tai Chi classes with Master Hu. The games and events are designed to broaden the horizons of the little participates.

Eforea, the new concept spa, has opened at the Hilton Guangzhou Tianhe. The 9,000-square-foot spa has eight treatment rooms, reflexology and massage pods, a Vichy shower room and an outdoor infinity-edge swimming pool. Signature design features also include, an ice fountain, deluge head and Swiss shower jets, a full sauna, steam and hydro pool and botanical elements unique to the destination. Eforea also boasts the use of the world’s finest spa brands and products. Guests staying at the hotel can enjoy 30% off before 17.00pm and all day Sunday.

Sample supreme seafood at the Ritz Carlton Guangzhou, between 6:00pm-10:00pm every Friday and Saturday in the month of July. A wide selection of market-fresh seafood imported from around the world will be cooked to perfection before your eyes! Enjoy the succulent flavors of grilled South African lobster with squid ink linguine, steamed geoduck with glass noodles, abalone and drunken South African meat crab in addition to fresh shrimp, snow crab and shucked oysters. RMB 448(+15%) per person.

Bring your crew to the Galleon Restaurant & Bar at InterContinental Shenzhen! Priced at RMB 320 for two, the special set menu includes Spanish garlic bread, beer and clam, pan-fried salmon, Bubia beef ribs, as well as cheesecake. And sit up for this - free flow of Rubia beer and soft drink is provided throughout dinner service from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The highly anticipated specialty cocktail bar at Futian Shangri-La Shenzhen is now officially open. Shang Garden Bar is the new sophisticated venue for fashionistas to enjoy handcrafted quality cocktails made with premium ingredients. As an extension of the awardwinning Shang Garden, the bar conveys the relaxed Oriental elegance and modern edge that the restaurant is renowned for.

The Uplifting Exhilaration package at Westin Haihuang Guanghzou will make your weekend stay here cozy and unforgettable. Receive a complimentary upgrade at RMB 888 (+15%), along with free meals for up to two kids under 12, and RMB 500 non-cumulative food or beverage credits. Valid until Sep 1st, excluding Canton Fair period.

Join us for a truly grand experience to celebrate our 5 year anniversary at Grand Hyatt Guangzhou. Create your own unforgettable stay with a supplement of RMB 588 and enjoy an upgrade to Grand View Room, free Internet access and unlimited use of the fitness centre and swimming pool. You may also choose from exclusive food and beverage offers, spa treatment and toning options. Valid until 31 December.

Escape for the summer to The Westin Pazhou to reconnect and rediscover the true nature of family fun. Indulge in the pure pleasures of delicious nutritious food, from traditional Cantonese Dim Sum to a flavorsome Japanese Kaiseki dinner and dazzling buffet breakfast. Take a dip in the indoor swimming pool, or relax back and enjoy a movie in their entertainment center. Keep cool with complimentary soft drinks or beer from the in-room minibar. For just RMB 1,388 what are you waiting for?

Delicious moon cakes are perfect for this year’s Autumn Festival! Now available for purchase at Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich from 9am to 9pm, three exquisite packages are offered from RMB 188 to 588. Ready for pick up from 9am to 6pm of September

for free” meeting package. When you book a business meeting at the JW Marriott Shenzhen take advantage of the promotion and upgrade to the conference package, dinner package, or receive double Marriott reward points. You also can get one complimentary room for every 20 rooms you book. High speed Internet in the meeting room, as well as other services, will enhance your business experience. - Become a Talk Insider!

the 103-storey International Finance Center, making it the highestever Four Seasons in the world. From now until 31 December 2013, an exceptional Have It All package is being offered to the most prestigious guests. Starting from RMB 2,080(+15%), exclusive benefits range from free buffet breakfast, premium Internet service, daily 45-min spa treatment per room, to daily dining& entertainment credit of RMB 600 per room.

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Whampoa Club Shanghai

Bubba’s Cool Dock

Nong Café at New World Hotel

The Langham, Xintiandi

Fairmont Peace Hotel

Pudong Shangri-La

Mr Harry

Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel

Swissôtel Grand Hotel

Traditional Chinese Medicine Menu: Chinese dining has reached a new level of taste, style and presentation with the revolutionary cuisine, created by Whampoa Club on the fifth floor of Three on the Bund. Whampoa Club has teamed up with Body and Soul Medical Clinics to create a TCM inspired menu combining traditional Chinese flavors with Chinese medicine ingredients. Set menu RMB 998(+10%). 6323 3355 Ext. 8311/8308

New Chef for Cachet All-Day-Dining and XTD elevated: The hotel is pleased to announce the appointment of Denis Lartigue as Executive Chef for its two main western restaurants. Originally from France, Chef Lartigue has worked as an Executive Chef for many five-star luxury hotels around the globe. He began his career in Asia in 1999 in Hong Kong before moving to Shanghai in 2001. Chef Denis will now bring his talent and creativity to The Langham Xintiandi. 2330 2288

Good grub: Shanghai’s first authentic British restaurant is set to open on July the 20th. Mr Harry’s will be serving traditional British cuisine such as fish and chips, Sunday roasts, bangers and mash, Eton mess, bread and butter pudding and cream tea. Diners are promised they will feel like they are in Britain.

The Ritz-Carlton Beijing

Barbeque Nights: Sitting on the Aroma terrace, families and friends can enjoy the outdoor barbeque with varieties of meats and sausages. For instance, German Veal BBQ Sausage, Pork Necks, Australian Sirloin, Lamb Chops are provided along with 20 different types of beers and draughts. Every Thursday 6:00pm–10:00pm, from July 4 until July 25 RMB 480(+15%) per person for dinner buffet RMB 388(+15%) per person for A-La-Carte Menu, including one mixed Barbeque plate of 5 items. 5908 8161

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Southwestern Style Brunch: Brunch is now at the Cool Docks… in a BIG southwest kinda way! With great views of the Pudong Skyline and the barges and yachts cruising up and down the river, it is a great place to start off your weekend! We are talking homemade breakfast sausage, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, tacos with various fillings, and my own favorite… huevos rancheros featuring Moss Mann’s Terlingua competition chili! Budda’s new brunch service will go from 11:00am2:00pm every Saturday and Sunday. All platters are RMB 68 and which includes a complementary orange juice, coffee, Screw Driver or Bubba’s Bloody Mary! 5302 7588

Teatime Dancing: Fairmont Peace Hotel will be holding a traditional teatime dance every Saturday, from 2:00pm-6:00pm. Enjoy afternoon tea, and take a spin around the dance floor to live music; dance instructors will be on hand to facilitate swing and jazz dancing. The Jasmine Lounge Tea Dance is priced at RMB 288 per guest, which includes one cocktail, mocktail, or free flow coffee or tea (for RMB 358 have free flow cocktails or mocktails). 6138 6886

Summer pampering: Treat yourself this season at Jumeriah Himalayas’ Talise Spa. Take advantage of their July offers of Arabian gold exfoliation and rose mist body ritual, followed by a hydrating facial guaranteed to leave you ladies in a relaxed glowing state, RMB 650 for 90 minutes. For gentlemen, Talise’s body aromatherapy and foot massage are the ultimate stress relievers, RMB 750 for 90 minutes. 3858 0888

Beijing Kunlun Hotel

Summer Special: Stay at Beijing Kunlun Hotel this summer for a special offer. Book the business suite for 2 nights or above, and you will not only get a special rate of RMB 2550 per night (15% discount) but also free Wi-Fi, 2 breakfasts, free in-room mini bar soft drinks, a RMB 1000 SPA, everyday fresh fruits, and afternoon tea & happy hour for 2 people at the Summit Club. 6590 3388 ext. 5258

Grand Millennium Beijing

Get personal: Nong Café debuts an interactive open kitchen concept at New World Shanghai Hotel. Chefs are ready to wow guests with fresher and smaller buffet dishes, which are cooked on demand. Here, an emphasis is placed on local ingredients and seasonal choices. Ingredients are also showcased through various cooking stations, including Chinese Cuisine, the Grill Kitchen, Pastry and Bakery Bar, Seafood Corner, Deli Counter, Salad, Charcuterie, Cheese, and an Ice-Cream Sundae Bar. 6240 8888

Wildly exotic: Franck-Elie Laloum, chef de cuisine of Jade on 36 Restaurant, presents a refreshing dinner menu for our sizzling summer nights. Coupled with Laloum’s trademark use of exotic flavors, this menu dedicates only to the best ingredients in town. Wild things are on the catch: seasonal wild fish from Japan, wild Icelandic langoustines and crabs from the cold water of Brittany are all listed. Guests are much encouraged to customize their dishes. Serving from 6:00pm to 10:30pm, price starts at RMB 758. 6882 8888 ext. 6888

Light and Nutritious: Café Swiss July’s seasonal special menu features a selection of seafood and prime meat, served with an assortment of crisp, garden-fresh vegetables and fruit. Herbs and spices are also out there to heat up a healthy and delicious summer meal! Main course RMB 118(+15%) and dessert RMB 58(+15%). 5355 9898 ext. 6360

Ladies’ Night at Havana: From July to August, seek out excitement and fun at Havana every Wednesday. Ladies: whether you are on the prowl for romance or simply recovering from a long day at the office, gather your friends for a “Girl’s Night Out” in which you will receive a second drink on the house for every one you buy. What better way to celebrate your conquering of another Wednesday? 8587 6888 ext. 3015

InterContinental Beijing Financial Street The World of Beer: What is more pleasant than drinking a glass of cool beer after a long day of work? Steak Exchange Restaurant + Bar selects premier beer across the world, and provides the most complete beer selections on Financial Street to refresh your body and soul! Let the fabulous taste of Chinese Tsingtao, American Budweiser, Mexican Corona, Japanese Asahi, Dutch Heineken, Danish Carlsberg, French Kronenbourg 1644, Chimay white cap, Hoegarden blanche, and Kronenbourg 1644 blanc bring you a night of delight. 5852 5888 - Become a Talk Insider!


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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,

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

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

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.

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)

T: 6255 2144

Ooh we love a Whopper. 汉堡王: 愚园路132号,近胶州路

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

California Grill •40F,JW’s 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

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

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

The ever-reliable Frog.

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

Lobby 101, The Exchange, 299 Tongren Lu Lixing International Plaza Shop: Shop 101,1319 Yan’an Xi Lu. KIC 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

中国上海南京东路20号 200002

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

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

Lu) T: 6211 8217

Saint Germain Bakery, a renowned Canadian brand provides only the utmost quality, using natural and fresh ingredients. Hours: 7am-11pm. 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)

Bauernstube 2F, 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

Palm Court 1F, 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

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

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) 北京西路500号 (静安雕塑公园二 号门)

Salon de Ville Waldorf Astoria Club L Level, Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, 2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (near Guangdong Lu). T: 6322 9988

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

Le Diamant 3L-3-04C, South Building, 3F, 283, Huaihai Lu. T: 3331 2396 B2, Shang Jia Center, 99, Xian Xia Lu, Changning District. 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

Lu). T: 5404 7770

Hours: 10.30am-11.30pm. 淮海路1250号,近常熟路

Yi Garden Café •Lobby Level, Renaissance Shanghai

Huichuan Lu). T: 6115 8888

Café •1F,Gourmet Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Xi

The Lobby •Lobby Level, The Peninsula Shanghai,


All-day dining and the celebrated Peninsula Afternoon Tea with live entertainment.

Lu (near Xikang Lu). T: 6289 5733

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

32 on the Bund. T: 2327 2888

大堂茶座: 中山东一路32号上海半 岛酒大堂

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 南京西路1376号上海商城波特曼酒店

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

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

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

•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

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: - Become a Talk Insider!

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

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

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

Dong Lu. T: 6138 6880

Quintessential Cantonese and Shanghainese specialties. Hours: 11.30am - 2pm, 5.30 - 10pm. 龙凤厅和平饭店:上海南京东路20号

• Emerald Garden

2F, Sheraton Shanghai Hongqiao Hotel, 5 Zunyi Nan Lu (near Xianxia Lu). T: 6275 8888 x 4910 Hours: 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm 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

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

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

Specialises in sharks fin, abalone and birds nest. Hours: Mon-Fri 11.30am2.30pm, Sat-Sun 11.30am-3pm. Daily 5-10pm

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

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 15 Xinjinqiao Lu, Pudong

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)

Long Court •TheYiPeninsula Shanghai, 2F, 32

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

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. 逸龙阁:中山东一路32号上海半岛酒 店2层(近北京东路)

Yue Xuan •Tower 2, 1F, 1116 Hongsong Dong Lu (near Hongxu Lu). T: 3323 6666

Seriously authentic Cantonese, and the Singaporean chef throws in some great Southeast Asian specialties too! 上海市红松东路1116号

Chinese - Shanghai 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

COURT •TheMING Langham Xintiandi, 5F, 99

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

If you crave contemporary Chinese cuisine, then Ming Court is your choice. Specialising in Shanghainese and Cantonese dishes. Ming Court creates an innovative mix of traditional favourites and modern delicacies. 新天地朗廷酒店: 马当路99号五层

T: 6036 8866

The signature Chinese restaurant offers traditional Cantonese dishes with selections of Shanghai favorites.

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

Chinese restaurant •5F,Mao Sofitel Shanghai Hyland, 505

•25F,Zpark 1018 Changning Lu (near

Freshly-baked goodies await carb lovers here, and there's fresh roasted coffee for a pick-me-up. Hours: 7am-10pm.

Fave of Hong Kongers looking for some good hometown cooking.

浦东富城路33号, 上海浦东香格里拉 大酒店紫金楼二楼

豫园咖啡厅:河南南路159号豫园万 丽酒店大堂(近福佑路)

Lu). T: 6466 6565

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

A Cantonese restaurant with a modern design.

Contemporary café with open kitchens. Hours: 12-11pm

glo London Bakery Cafe •1 Wulumuqi Nan Lu (near Dongping

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

Yi Café 2F, Grand Tower, Pudong ShangriLa, Shanghai, 33 Fucheng Lu (near Lujiazui Huan Lu). T: 6882 8888 x 210

Yuyuan Hotel, 159 Henan Nan Lu (near Fuyou Lu). T: 2321 8888

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 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

玛德莱娜西饼屋: 南京东路505号, 海 仑宾馆1楼

恒丰路500号,上海浦西洲际酒店 3 楼

One •559Baker Nanchang Lu (near Shaanxi Nan

Chocolate éclairs and other Parisian goodies. Hours: 7am-9pm

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

Slabs of meat are complemented by a collection of premium vintages from the wine cellar.

Bakery & Deli

Lu. T: 6351 5888 x 4186

上海外滩华尔道夫酒店上海黄浦区中 山东一路2号

Costa cafés are springing up all over town.

Fuwa Pulu •Shop 55, Level 3, 388 Xijiangwan

Bakery •1F,Madeleine Hotel Sofitel, 505 Nanjing Dong

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

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

(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

lobby. Enjoy an afternoon tea or relax over a cocktail or glass of champagne.

上海市巨鹿路889号(11-12幢3-4层) 靠近常熟路

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

Mingyuan •2F,Banyan Tree Shanghai On the

Bund,19 Gongping Lu( near Haiping Lu) T:2509 1188*7231

Nouveau Cantonese menu, with surprise flavor. 酩缘:公平路19号上海外滩悦榕庄 2楼(近海平路)

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

T’ang Court 2F, The Langham, Yangtze Boutique, 740 Hankou Lu. T: 6080 0800 In Hong Kong, T’ang Court enjoys an envied reputation and two coveted Michelin stars. 唐阁:汉口路740号2楼

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: 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.3010.30pm


Li Restaurant •2F,Wan Renaissance Shanghai Pudong Hotel, 100 Changliu Lu. T: 3871 4888 x 6612

Hours: 11am-2pm, 5-10pm 万丽轩: 浦东长柳路100号淳大万丽 酒店2层

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.

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 - what's not to love? Hours: Lunch 11.30am-3pm, Dinner 5.30-11pm. 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

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: 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30pm-10.30pm 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.

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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

Yongfoo Elite •200The Yongfu Lu (near Hua'nan Lu). T: 5466 2727

Set on the grounds of the former British Consulate, a haven of fine food, exquisite antiques and peaceful gardens. 雍福会: 永福路200号

Shanghai •LaneYe181 Taicang Lu (near Madang 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 夜上海: 黄陂南路338号新天地

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: 10am10pm

Sherpa's •T: 6209 6209

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

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 天蜀阁四川餐厅:恒丰路500号3楼

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.

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

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

Shanghai. T: 6888 1234 x 4560

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.

世纪大道100号上海柏悦酒店87楼, 近东泰路

中山东一路3号,外滩三号4楼,近 广东路

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, 中山东一路3号,外滩三号4楼, 近广东路

Franck BistroT 376 Wukang Lu (near Tai'an Lu). T: 158 2167 6767/6437 6465

An authentic Parisian bistrot with vintage maps and photographs of Paris adorning the walls. Tuesday to Sunday: 6pm - 10.30pm; Saturday and Sunday Brunch: 12pm - 2.30pm. Closed on Mondays.

SOAHC Restaurant & Tea •Garden

Lu). T: 6387 6387

湖庭: 黄陂南路383号(近兴业路)

Delivery Element Fresh •T: 5116 9887

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

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Astoria Shanghai On the Bund, 20 Guangdong Lu (near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu). T: 6322 9988

百味园:上海外滩华尔道夫酒店, 上 海市黄浦区中山东一路2号

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. 新天地朗廷酒店: 马当路99号五层

T8 •House 8, North Block Xintiandi, 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


Grill 56F, 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. 中山东一路27号

on 36 •36F,Jade Pudong Shangri-La, 33 Fucheng Lu. T: 6882 8888 x 280

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

Tian Di Show Kitchen •Restaurant

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

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

elevated •TheXTD Langham Xintiandi, Level 5, 99

Madang Road, Xintiandi T: 2330 2288 The perfect outdoor lounge and terrace for a casual lunch, dinner or after-work drinks. 新天地朗廷酒店: 马当路99号五层

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

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

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

Buffet •2F,Comely Majesty Plaza Shanghai, 719


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

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

Nanjing Dong Lu. T: 6350 0000 x 208


THE CATHAY ROOM 9F, Fairmont Peace Hotel, 20 Nanjing Dong Lu. T: 6321 6888 Sparkling Bund views and European home-style dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open daily from 6am -11pm. 华懋阁:上海南京东路20号

Serves bountiful plates of authentic German food and jugs of German grog. Hours: Mon-Fri, 5pm-2am, Sat 12pm2am, Sun 11am-2am

CAFE & LOUNGE •1F,ARTE Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel

Shanghai. 1108 Meihua Lu, Pudong. T: 3858 0718 x 0710


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 Fuxing Dong Lu). T: 6152 6567 中山南路505号

T: 6445 8100 / 6404 1551

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

常熟路83号3楼 (近巨鹿路)

One of the best Indian restaurants in the city. Hours: 11.30am-2pm, 6-10.30pm

Lu). T: 6258 1620


进贤路222号, 近陕西南路

•3F,Basilico InterContinental Shanghai Expo, •1F,Ocean Banyan Tree Shanghai On The

Bund,19 Gongping Lu ( near Haiping Lu). T: 2509 1188 x 7221

Offers breakfast, lunch and romantic sea food dinner in a peaceful natural atmosphere with basic Spanish style. Tapas also be served during this Summer. 海怡:公平路19号上海外滩悦榕庄 1楼(近海平路

Element Fresh •112, Shanghai Centre, 1376

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.

Casual restaurant mixing modern French inspired cuisine artfully blended with Asian flair.

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

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

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

Lu, Pudong. T: 6036 8855

Dine in style with tranquil lagoons and fresh seafood.

•3F,VEDAS 83 Changshu Lu (near Julu Lu).

T: 3855 1428 x 4560

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

Mosaic restaurant 2F, Sofitel Shanghai Hyland, 505 Nanjing Road East. T: 6351 5888 x 4281


Avenue •91F,100ParkCentury Hyatt, 100 Shiji Dadao.

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. Closed on Mondays.

All Day Dining •1F,Vie Sofitel Shanghai Sheshan Oriental,

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


•378Farine Wukang Lu (near Tai’an Lu)

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

Dong Er Lu. T: 6318 0057

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

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

Wine Bar & Kitchen •2F,NAPA South Bund 22, 22 Zhongshan


It’s chaos spelled backwards! Go figure.

Du Lac •383Villa Huangpi Nan Lu (near Xingye

Brasserie •NewGrand Tower Ground Level, Waldorf


Bldg 3, Lane 123, Xingye Lu, Xintiandi. T: 6385 7777

鸿禧茶居: 兴业路123弄新天地南 里3号楼

全日制餐厅-元:上海红松东路 1116号,上海虹桥元一希尔顿酒店二 号楼一层

World-class. What more can we say about Jade on 36?

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

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

spread of Chinese, Pan-Asian and Atlantic favourites. www.shanghaihongqiao.


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

Beauty •5F,South Shanghai Times Square, 93

Chinese - Yangzhou

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

Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao. T: 3323 6571 All day dining with a global

Wine alcove? Check. Barista bar? Check. Courtyard garden? Check. And it's part of the Waldorf's great brunch tour! Hours: 6.30am-11pm

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.

•210CAMELIA Shiji Dadao (near Pucheng 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. Open from Tuesday to Sunday. Set Lunch during the week: 11.30am - 3pm; Weekend breakfast / brunch from 9am - 4pm; Dinner / Snack from 4pm until 10.30pm. Closed on Mondays

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

Different buffets available through the week, and a Champagne brunch every Sunday.

The COOK 1388 Huamu Lu (near Fangdian Lu), Lobby level, Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai. T: 6169 8886

艾露:南京东路789号上海世茂皇家 艾美酒店(大堂楼)

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

Great Sichuan classics served with flair in fantastic surroundings. Hours: 11am-10pm

T: 6248 0000 x 1860

Hours: 11am- 11pm every day open

The menu of traditional French dishes comes highly recommended.


Atrium Café •Lobby, Hilton Hotel, 250 Huashan Lu.

Lu. T: 6445 8703

789 Nanjing Dong Lu (near Xizang Zhong Lu). T: 3318 9999 x 7022

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

郁全日餐厅:梅花路1108号上海卓美 亚喜玛拉雅酒店1楼

CAFÉ MORCEAU •No.571. Fuxing Zhong Lu, near Sinan

Allure •Lobby, Le Royal Méridien Shanghai,


International buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner.



T: 2036 1300

Chinese - Sichuan

• Mr & Mrs Bund

6F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (near Nanjing Dong Lu). T: 6323 9898 Classy, but not stuffy. Relaxed, without sacrificing the chic factor. Hours: Mon-Fri: 11.30am-2.30pm Tue-Sat: 6.30pm-4am. Sun-Mon: 6.30-10.30pm. www.mmbund. com

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) 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

- All Day Dining •1F,Essence Block 2, 1116 Hongsong Dong Lu,

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

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

• Sir Elly’s Restaurant, Bar and Terrace

The Peninsula Shanghai, 13-14F, 32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (near Beijing Dong Lu). T: 2327 6756 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. 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)

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

•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.

•56F,Cucina Grand Hyatt, 88 Shiji Dadao

(near Dongtai Lu). T: 5049 1234 x 8908 A stylish trattoria that serves traditional Italian favorites. Hours: 11.30am-2.30pm, 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 - Become a Talk Insider!

•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

•2F,NADAMAN Tower 2, Pudong Shangri-La,

Shanghai, 33 Fucheng Lu. T: 6882 8888 A delightful eating experience. 富城路33号浦东香格里拉大酒店 2座2楼

SUSHI BAR •630SHARI Yongjia Lu (near Wulumuqi Nan Lu).T: 5466 0320 More sushi options than you can shake a stick at. 徐汇区永嘉路630号

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

•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

e Vino Ristorante •BldgPane 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 11.30am-2.30pm, High Tea 3-5.30pm, Dinner 6-10.30pm.

Shanghai •RmVa7, Bene 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 highend prices. 太仓路新天地北里181弄7号

YU Bar 28F, 99 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 post-Expo Shanghai. 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


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

Uber-smooth eatery that takes some finding. Hours: Mon-Fri 5.30-11pm, SatSun 11.30am-11pm

•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.

Japanese restaurant •BldgHikari 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

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

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

泛亚风情餐厅: 仙霞路369号虹桥美 爵酒店二楼

Park). T: 6248 69070

巴厘餐厅:南京西路1649号 (静安 公园内)

Celadon 26F, 1018 Changning Lu (Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park Hotel). T: 6115 8888

menu served by Oyama-san himself

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

长宁路1018号上海龙之梦万丽酒 店26楼

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

Malaysian San’s Kitchen •1F La Green Hotel, 1775 Jinqiao Lu.

T: 5032 1311

碧云国际商务酒店1楼,金桥路 1775号


•26F,Azur 1018 Changning Lu (near Huichuan Lu). T: 6115 7396

Fitness fiends love the healthy lunch and long salad bar. 长宁路1018号上海龙之梦万丽酒 店26楼

Mediterranean Cuisine •415Haya’s 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)

(near Yan'an Zhong Lu). T: 6248 0000 x 1850 Open for dinner 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 Kitchen •B1CalCarrefour, 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.

Agave •ACantina Mansion, 291 Fumin Lu (near

Changle Lu). T: 6170 1310. 357 Hongfeng Lu (near Biyun Lu). T: 6886 0706

Its private teppanyaki rooms make for good grilling.

•2F,Maya Shanghai Grand Plaza, Club

•56F,Kobachi Grand Hyatt, Jin Mao Tower, 88

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

Regional specialties of Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia, especially noodles.

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

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

Asiatique The Flavors of Asia 2F, 369 Xianxia Lu, Grand Mercure Hongqiao. T: 5153 3300 x 3700

Romantic atmosphere with authentic Indonesian cuisine to boot.

only. Hours: 6.30-10.30pm

弁庆日餐厅:延安西路488号上海日 航酒店三楼

Southeast Asian

WITH AQUA •2F, SUN 6 on the Bund, Zhongshan Dong Yi


sushi, tempura and teppanyaki.


Bali Laguna •No.1649 Nanjing Xi Lu (inside Jing’an

•1F,Leonardo’s Hilton Hotel, 250 Huashan Lu

Xi Lu. T: 3211 9999 Benkay offers

Entertainment Street. T: 6465 9336


Former home of legendary General Bai set in immaculate gardens. Japanese and Korean cuisine cooked on smokefree grills.

Japanese Restaurant •3F,Benkay Hotel Nikko Shanghai, 488 Yan’an

Lindo •UnitMexico 39, Lane 3338, Hongmei

Nyonya •417MyDagu Lu (near Shimen Yi Lu). T: 6327 0800.

Neat little 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


•2F,Bocado 47 Yongfu Lu (near Fuxing Xi Lu). T: 180 1727 1340

Go for the tapas, stay for the sangria.

El Willy Tapas & Rice South Bund 22, 22 Zhongshan Dong Lu (near Jinling Lu). T: 5404 5757

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 11.30am3.00pm. 中山东路22号 (近金陵路)

Las Tapas •House 33, Lane 3338 Hongmei Lu.

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

Hours: 11.30am - 2pm, 5-11pm. 清迈府泰国料理: 康定路1019号(近 延平路)

Paradise •38 Coconut Fumin Lu (near Yan’an Xi Lu). T: 6248 1998

Consistent performer with a wonderful garden for al fresco Thai dishes. 富民路38号 (近延安路)

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

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

Simply Thai 5C 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:


Hotline: 400 880 7729, Delivery: 6209 6209

The first choice for many discerning Thaifood-lovers in Shanghai. Delivery service now available. 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

Thai Gallery •No.127-1 Datian Lu (near Beijing Xi Lu). T: 6217 9797

Don’t miss the aesthetics while enjoying the authentic Thai food in a tatami seat. Hours: 11am-2.30pm, 5.30pm-12.30am 大田路127-1号 (近北京西路)

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


Golden Bull VIETNAMESE CUISINE Central Plaza Shop: 3F, Central Plaza, 381 Huaihai Zhong Lu (near Madang Lu). T: 6391 5589 IFC Shop: L3-19, 8 Shiji Dadao, Pudong. T: 6190 8170 Reel Shop: 2A, Park Place Mall, 1601 West Nanjing Lu. T: 3256 8996 BB1 SBM Shop: 8F-21, Super Brand Mall, 168 Lujiazui Xi Lu, Pudong. T: 6836 9711 Elegant environment and fabulous Vietnamese dishes. Opening Soon!

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

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

Barbarossa Restaurant & •Lounge

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

Romantic three-story Moroccan themed lounge on a lake hidden in People’s Park. Hours: Sun - Thurs 11am - 2am, Fri - Sat 11am - 3am. www. 芭芭露莎会所餐厅:南京西路231号 (人民公园内)

at park 97 •2A upstairs Gaolan Lu (inside Fuxing Park). T: 5383 2328

Hours Sun-Thu 8pm-2am, Fri-Sat 8pm-4am. 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 jampacked with classy folks on Friday and Saturday nights. Hours: 6pm - 12am. 中山东一路外滩18号7楼

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

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)

Tianping Lu). T: 6282 0521 Popular,

long-standing and mostly gay bar. MonThu 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 外滩5号6楼

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

Cosmopolitan cocktails, flavoured mojitos and a tapas menu suitable for sharing. Private hire available. Hours: Daily 5pmlate.

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

• How Bar

7F, No.3 The Bund, Zhong Shan Dong Yi Lu (near Guang Dong Lu). T: 3366 4788 HOW Bar is a specialized organic wine bar that exudes the intimacy, coziness, and distinctive charm of France. Each bottle in the exclusive wine collection is thoughtfully selected and imported directly from boutique French vineyards, with emphasis on organic and bio-dynamic wines. Every Tuesday-Saturday, 5pm-1am

Bar •4F,indigo 6 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (near Fuzhou Lu). T: 6321 5398 Hours: 6pm-2am

中山东一路6号4楼 (近福州路)

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

•2F,Puli Lane 199, Thumb Plaza, 19

Fangdian Lu, Pudong. T: 5033 9221 Hours: 11am-11pm


上海市浦东新区芳甸路大拇指广场 199弄19号2楼

9 •87F,Cloud Grand Hyatt, Jin Mao Tower, 88 Shiji Dadao, Pudong. T: 5049 1234 x 8787

Entertaining visitors in Shanghai? Take them here for a tipple. Hours: Sun-Fri 6pm-12.30am, Sat 10am-9.30pm 浦东世纪大道88号金茂君悦大酒 店87楼

日珍: 浦东世纪大道88号金茂君悦

T: 5228 1588

•1877Eddy’s Huaihai Zhong Lu (near

中山东一路3号,外滩三号7楼,近 广东路


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


505 •2F,Bar Sofitel Shanghai Hyland, 505

Features typical Swiss delicacies in a Chalet style atmosphere. Hours: Tue-Sun, 5.30-11pm


Er Lu.


Sushi, sashimi and yakitori in a stylish interior. Hours: 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm - Become a Talk Insider!

Bar •2F,Aquarium 6 Bund, Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu.

Dong Lu. T: 6321 6888

Shiji Dadao. T: 5049 1234 x 8907


Le Soir •BundCirque 22, 4F, 22 Zhongshan Dong

Chalet Suisse 1582 Kangding Lu (near Wanhangdu Lu). T: 3353 3887


The CO2 Cigar Bar is where cigar connoisseurs and those who indulge occasionally gather to share their love of the finer things in life.

789 南京路: 南京东路789号(6466楼)


best mid-range Mexican in town.

In addition to the teppanyaki tables, Moonsha provides an excellent Bund view.

Upscale hotel bar featuring spectacular 360-degree views of the city. Hours: Mon-Thurs 5pm-1am, Fri-Sat 5pm-2am, Sun 3pm-1am

中环店: 淮海中路381号3楼, 订座电话: 6391 5589 国金店: 浦东新区世纪大道8号L3-19, 订座电话: 6190 8170 越洋店: 南京西路1601号2A铺, 订座电话: 3256 8996 小金牛正大店: 浦东新区陆家嘴西路 168号正大广场8F-21, 订座电话: 6836 9711

House, 568 Julu Lu (near Shaanxi Nan Lu). T: 6289 6889 Our pick for the

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

T: 3318 9999


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

789 Nanjing Dong Lu.

Club G Plus •Room 428, Xingye Lu, Lane 123, Xintiandi Block 6. T: 5386 8088


Cigar Bar •TheCO2 Longemont Shanghai. 2F, 1116 Yan’an Xi Lu. T: 6115 9988 x 8250

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

Long Bar •Waldorf Astoria Club L Level, 2

Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu. T: 6322 9988 For a taste of Old Shanghai, look no further than the Waldorf's Long Bar. Hours: 2pm - 1am

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

南阳路154号 (进西康路)

Club •4F,M2 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.

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

茂名南路172号 (近永嘉路)

•145Mela Nanyang Lu (near Xikang Lu). T: 6258 1090

Hours: 10pm-late 南阳路145号 (近西康路)

Melting Pot •288The Taikang Lu (near Sinan Lu). T: 6415 8180

泰康路288号 (近瑞金二路)

M1NT Lounge 24F, 318 Fuzhou Lu. T: 6391 2811 Hours: Every day from 6pm - late. 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. 中山东一路外滩5号3楼

Muse Entertainment Yi Feng Galleria, 5F, 77 Beijing Dong Lu, near Yuanmingyuan Lu 北京东路77号5楼,近圆明园路

Music Room 92F, 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)

•162Nelly’s Maoming Nan Lu (near Fuxing Zhong Lu). T: 6473 7838 Hours: 7pm-3am

茂名南路162号 (近复兴中路)

Heights •7F,New No.3 The Bund, Zhong Shan Dong 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 6pm10.30pm, Sat-Sun till 11pm, Brunch Sat-Sun 11am-4pm 中山东一路3号,外滩三号7楼,近 广东路

Niche 2F, 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

T: 6279 8888 x 5778

SThe 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

Salon de Ning The 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)

SUGAR 6F, 35 Shaanxi Nan Lu (near Changle Lu). T: 6215 8777 Beautiful bar for beautiful people. Hours: Daily, 11.30am - 1am 陕西南路35号6楼 (近长乐路)

•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

Upstairs at Park 97 2A Gaolan Lu, Fuxing Park (near Sinan Lu).T: 5383 2328 Hours Sun-Thu 8pm-2am, Fri-Sat 8pm-4am 皋兰路2号甲 (复兴公园内)

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 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. 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

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

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

T: 6340 0955 Representative office and retail store.

骏德酒业:威海路409号 (近石门一路)

Reserve •383Napa Weihai Lu (near Shimen Yi Lu).

T: 6340 0418

Retailer specialising in wines from Napa Valley and Sonoma. Free wine tastings every Friday.

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


•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. 淮海中路1375号5A座 (近复兴路)

HEALTH Dental Dental Clinic •200Care Yincheng Dong Lu (near Shiji Dadao). T: 5047 1790


Cidi Dental Clinic •Room 706-708, 495 Jiangning Lu. T: 5115 4575


Dr. Harriet Jin's Dental Surgery Room 1904, Hui Yin Plaza, 2088 Huashan Lu (near Hongqiao Lu). T: 6448 0882 华山路2088号汇银广场1904室


Hours: 2pm - 2am

剑河路2000号; 常德路218号

218 Changde Lu. T: 6279 3551

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

T: 6336 5823. Unit 111A, Shanghai Centre, 1376

The Shanghai international aesthetic clinic Suite 208, 1275 Yingchun Lu, Pudong District. T: 3868 5118 / 139 1890 7562 上海浦东新区迎春路1275号208室

Smile Dental 思迈登齿科: 4F, 215 Hefei Lu (near Huangpi Nan Lu). Hours: 10am – 7pm. T: (400) 882 0506

1139 Xianxia Lu (near Linquan Lu). T: 2216 3900 Hours: Mon & Wed 9am-

Global Nutra-Express Room 606, 261 Yunnan Nan Lu. T: 138 1848 8508 / 139 1826 5447 Hours: 10am-5pm.

Classes for kickboxing, yoga and more.

OZ Body Fit 717 Huai'an Lu (near Xi Suzhou Lu). T: 6288 5278 / 135 6424 0374 Thai boxing studio run by tough-guy Tomer Oz.

Raja Yoga •Xujiahui Club: 3F, 88 Xingeng 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 member of IHRSA in China, Raja has more than seven clubs in Shanghai.

Health Services American-Sino Ob/Gyn •Service

14F, Complex Building, Huashan Hospital, 12 Wulumuqi Zhong Lu (near Changle Lu). T: 6249 3246

Hours: 8am-8pm. www.americanobgyn. com, 乌鲁木齐路12号华山医院综合楼14楼

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. 兴国路89弄5号 (近湖南路)


International Peace •Maternity and Child Health

Hospital of the China Welfare Institute 910 Hengshan Lu (near Tianping Lu). T: 6447 0399 / 6407 9476


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

衡山路910号 (近天平路)

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

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

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

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.

Huashan Pudong Hospital International Division Managed by United Family Healthcare Ground floor, Area A & B, 525 Hongfeng Lu, Pudong. Appointments: 5030 9907 United Family Minhang Clinic Shanghai Racquet Club, Ground Floor Clubhouse. Lane 555 Jinfeng Lu, Hua Cao Town, Minhang District. T: 2201 0995

Sino United Health •Shanghai Centre (Portman) Clinic:

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

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

Shanghai United Family •Hospital

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

1388 Huamu Lu. T: 6169 8858

children's technology •workshop


KERRY SPORTS •Kerry Hotel Pudong Shanghai, 4F,

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

Internationally-trained medical staff and state-of-the-art facilities. Dentistry, family medicine, general surgery, gynaecology and more. Hours: Mon-Fri 8.30am5.30pm.

A comprehensive clinic that offers family medicine and counselling services for the whole family. Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.,

1286 Hongqiao Lu. T: 6270 6265

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

Shanghai Gleneagles •International Medical, Dental

Fitness & Yoga

Canadian Evergreen Family •Health Centre


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

T: 5988 5898

7pm; Tues, Thur-Sat 9am-5pm; closed Sun.


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

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

Roosevelt Wine Cellar, THE •HOUSE OF ROOSEVELT

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

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

Shanghai United Family •Hospital - Dental Clinic

505 Zhongshan Nan Lu. T: 6152 6680

1678 Dongfang Lu. T: 5873 2020


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


Shanghai Children’s Medical •Centre 东方路1678号

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

House of Roosevelt has one of the largest wine cellars in Asia.

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

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


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


安福路53-57号(近常熟路); 太仓路 58号(近济南路)

Bar •237QHengshan Lu (near Gao’an Lu).

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53-57 Anfu Lu (near Changshu Lu). T: 5404 0050. 58 Taicang Lu (near Ji'nan Lu). T: 5306 3400

Wulumuqi Zhong Lu). T: 5403 6548 / 5403 0594

Aux Millesimes 415 Shaanxi Bei Lu (near Beijing Xi Lu). T: 5213 7883

• EnoteCa Wine Lounge and Boutique

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

The Ritz Bar The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai 2/F, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, Shanghai.

延安西路3040号; 虹梅路3721号

Wine Residence by ASC •57 The Jiangyin Lu. T: 6318 0857

衡山路237号 (近高安路)

Hongqiao Pearl City). T: 6406 1866 / 137 6127 5978

黄浦区中山南路505号老码头,13号 楼101室

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


T: 6433 5710

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

Discoveries •TheWine Cool Docks, Rm 101-111, Bldg 13,

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

Perfectly gluggable, restoring German grog. Hours: Mon-Fri 5pm-2am, Sat 12pm-2am, Sun 11am-2am

Dental Care •3040Hygeia Yan’an Xi Lu (3721 Hongmei Lu,

公平路19号上海外滩悦榕庄顶楼( 近海平路

River, to the iconic Lujiazui skyline.


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

French gourmet food and bottles of bubbles and table wines.

2F, 27 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu. T: 2322 0888

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

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

上海全康医疗中心: 南京西路1515号 上海嘉里中心301室

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

•1377Oscar’s Fuxing Zhong Lu (near Baoqing Lu). T: 6431 6528

Nanjing Xi Lu. T: 6279 8298. Unit GF28, 168 Lujiazui Xi Lu, Pudong. T: 5041 1695

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.

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

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

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. AKS是一个对外籍儿童提供优质体育 活动的非营利性的社会组织。活动包 括足球,棒球,篮球,体操,芭蕾, 网球等。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,T: 3872 6770 (周 三至周五)

School •2F,Brain 126 Ronghua Dadao. T: 6295 0461 荣华东道126号2楼

The British International •School

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

沪南路2979号600; 闵行区金光路111号


999 Mingyue Lu (near Yunshan Lu), Jinqiao. T: 5899 0380


Mandarin Family – The •Language Centre of Chinese

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


Shanghai American School •Minhang Campus: 258 Jinfeng Lu,

Zhudi Town. T: 6221 1445. Pudong Campus: 1600 Lingbai Gong Lu

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

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

Shanghai Singapore •International School

Minhang Campus: 301 Zhujian Lu. T: 6221 9288. Xuhui Campus: 1455 Huajing Lu. T: 6496 5550

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

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

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。


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. 青浦区联民路555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

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 - Become a Talk Insider!


Spa •457APSARA Shaanxi Bei Lu (near Beijing

Xi 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. or call 62585580 for more information. 馨园水疗: 陕西北路457号(近北京 西路)

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

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

• Dragonfly Therapeutic Retreat

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. 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 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

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 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

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 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)

Dragonfly Crossroads @ Donghu 2F, 218 Xinle Lu, Xuhui District (near Donghu Lu). T: 5403 6133 Hours: 12pm-12am


Essensuals Salons Essensuals Hangzhou Shopping 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 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

Haifang Lu) Puxi: 278 Shaanxi Bei Lu, Golden Eagle Shopping Mall Pudong: 1208 Biyun Lu (near Hongfeng Lu) Jiuguang: Ongoing Department Store 4F, 1618 Nanjing Xi Lu. T: 6288 7216 English Service:139 1883 5516

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)

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

陕西北路678号(武定路路口); 永嘉路 636号 (近衡山路)

Le Spa 10F, Le Royal Méridien Shanghai, 789 Nanjing Dong Lu (near Xizang Zhong Lu). T: 3318 9999 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

Nail Salon •UnitM20 21-22F Building, Lane 123 Xingye Lu (at Xintiandi Plaza). T: 5306 1955 Professional manicurists.


Oriental Taipan Massage and Spa 39 Donghu Lu. T: 6415 8880

Hours: 12pm-1am. 东湖路39号

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 •Xintiandi: 58 Taicang Lu (near

Shunchang Lu). T: 5386 0222 Xujiahui: 88 Xingeng Lu (near Tianyaoqiao Lu). T: 6468 7076 Shanghai Centre: 202 West Retail Plaza, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu (near Xikang Lu). T: 6289 7776 Lujiazui: 304, 3F, The Shops & Restaurants, Shanghai World Financial Centre, 100 Shiji Dadao (near Dongtai Lu). T: 6877 8188. Hours: 10:30-2am

Jinqiao Branch: T: 2023 6727


Nail Salon •208Glamour Nanyang Lu (behind Shanghai Centre). T: 6279 0170 Friendly,

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

5047 2298 / 2828 6691 TONI&GUY Cool Docks Shanghai. T: 5098 8016 TONI&GUY Taikoo Hui Guangzhou. T: (20) 8754 2113 / (20) 8754 2116 TONI&GUY Sinopec Guangzhou. T: (20) 3892 2110 TONI&GUY Gingko Shopping Mall Kunming. T: (871) 5264 262 TONI&GUY Wuhan Tiandi. T: (27) 8270 1115. T: (28) 8665 0277 TONI&GUY Mix Mall Shenzhen. T: (755) 2290 9505 TONI&GUY上海时代广场店;上海商 城店; 上海金桥店;上海正大店; 上海老码头;广州太古汇店;广州中 石化店;云南昆明店;武汉天地店; 深圳万象城店

Urban Retreat Wellness & Spa 8F, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu. T: 6289 7007

Hours: 10am-12am. 青籁水疗: 南京西路1376号上海商 城东峰8楼

NAIL STUDIO •123VILLY'S Wulumuqi Bei Lu (near Yuyuan Lu). T: 3255 8131

With the comfiest chairs 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)

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

Contemporary Asian retreat. Hours: 10am1am.

Benson Salon •Puxi: 778 Jiangning Lu (near

Lu). T: 6217 8628.

Hours: 12pm-2am.

Vita Spa •7F, Hotel Sofitel, 507 Nanjing Dong Oh’s Chiropractic Centre •Room 1202, Mingzhu Building,

55 Shuicheng Nan Lu (opposite Carrefour Gubei Store). T: 6209 5546 Adjustment, neuromuscular, spine, joint, exercise and relaxation. Hours: 9.30am8pm.

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

Peninsula Spa •TheThe Peninsula Shanghai, 3F, 32

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

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 24-hour open Fitness Centre with personal training.

Dadao. T: 6888 1234 x 4250

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

House calls available, taxi fare payable by the client. Hours: 11am-2am

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)

愉庭保健会所: 五原路370号(近武 康路口)

Spa •21F,Quan Renaissance Shanghai Yuyuan

Yuan Spa •Lower Lobby, Hyatt on the Bund, 199

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

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://

Hotel. 159 Henan Nan Lu. T: 2321 8888

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)

258 Tongren Lu 铜仁路258号,九安广场,银座5A

Ctrip •T: 400 820 6666

China's leading online travel services provider.

Flight Centre • •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.

Travelzoo •Room 1601, Centro, 568 Hengfeng

Lu (near Shanghai Railway Station). T: 6056 1000

恒丰路568号恒汇国际大厦1601室 ( 近上海火车站 )


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.

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.

Lanson Place Jinqiao •Residences

Lane 399, 18 Zaozhuang Lu, Pudong. T: 5013 3592 These one- and two-bedroom homes are close to expatriate communities, international schools and European supermarkets.

Lanson Place Jinlin Tiandi •Residences

Lane 168, 3 Xingye Lu. T: 2306 1888 A home away from home.

Lemon Zest •1 Taojiang Lu. T: 6466 9099

Lemon Zest offers factory direct prices up to 40 per cent below the brand names and a lifetime warranty agains t defects. Hours: 10am-9pm (10pm Fri, Sat) 品厨:桃江路1号

Putuo Shanghai •LaneModena 58, 1 Tongchuan Lu, Putuo. T: 6117 7668 上海品尊名致精品酒店公寓: 普陀区铜川路58弄1号

Gallery of Art CROWN RELOCATIONS •3F,Shanghai •Crown No.3 The Bund Zhong Shan Dong 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. 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

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. 11am-7pm www. 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

Huangpu Lu. T: 6393 1234 x 6527

黄浦路199号上海外滩茂悦大酒店 底层大厅

TRAVEL Airlines Air France •Room 3901, Ciro's Plaza, 338 Nanjing Xi Lu (near Xizang Zhong Lu). T: 6350 9268

SOSPA Cathay Pacific •Sofitel •Room Shanghai Sheshan Oriental, 3388 2101-2104, Shanghai Square 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

SPA AT KERRY SPORTS Kerry Hotel 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

Office Tower, 138 Huaihai Zhong Lu. T: (400) 888 6628

Dragonair •Room 2101-2104, Shanghai Square

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

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

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.

Emirates Airlines •Room 3302, Zhong Xin Buliding, 258

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

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

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



Beauty Farm •Shop 210, Central Plaza, 381

GOlden Resort Massage •678 Shaanxi Bei Lu (near Wuding - Become a Talk Insider!

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 华山路250号4楼

TONI&GUY Salons TONI&GUY Shanghai Centre. T: 6279 8806 TONI&GUY Green City Jinqiao Shanghai. T: 5030 5521 / 5030 8022 TONI&GUY Super Brand Mall. T:

Tongren Lu (near Nanjing Xi Lu). T: 3222 9999

Travel Agencies B Plus Travel •Room 7A, Block A, Jiafa Building,

Lane 129 Datian Lu (near Beijing Xi Lu). T: 6289 9090

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

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•No.7Pearl Jian Guo Men South Avenue, Dong Cheng District, Located on Lobby Level. T: 010 5811 8200

DRAGON PALACE •Kempinski Hotel Beijing, 50

DINING 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.

•2/F,Feast Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng, 36 North Third Ring Road East T: 010 5798 8908

Zhongguancun Shopping Center T: 010 5986 3666

•36 Bene North Third Ring Road East, Dongcheng District. T: 010 5798 8995

•ThePREGO Westin Beijing Financial Street

9B, Financial Street, XiCheng District T: 010 6606 8866

The Garden Court LG/F, The St. Regis Beijing, 21 Jianguomen Waidajie, Chaoyang District. T: 010 6460 6688

(a la carte) Fresh Seafood Barbeque

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.

Grill 79 China World Summit Wing, 79th floor. No.1 Jianguomenwai Avenue T: 010 6505 2299

HONZEN •Kempinski Hotel Beijing, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu. T: 010 6465 3388 Bleu Marine •5 Guanghua Xili. T: 010 6500 6704 Flo •18 Brasserie Xiaoyun Lu. T: 010 6595 5135

Cafe & Teahouses •China World Summit Wing, 80th floor. No.1 Jianguomenwai Avenue T: 010 6505 2299

Jaan •Raffles Beijing Hotel, 33 East Chang An Avenue. T: 010 6526 3388

JEWEL The Westin Beijing Financial Street 9B, Financial Street, XiCheng District T: 010 6606 8866 KEMPIDELI •Kempinski Hotel Beijing, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu. T: 010 6465 3388

Café de la Poste •58 Yonghegong Dajie.

PROVINCIA No.7 Jian Guo Men South Avenue, Dong Cheng District. T: 010 5811 8233 Sand Pebbles Lounge •74 Wudaoying Hutong. T: 010 8404 0767

•TheSENSES Westin Beijing Financial Street

9B, Financial Street, XiCheng District T: 010 6606 8866 Spice Factory •Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu T: 010 6500 7939

Sureño, Mediterranean •Restaurant

Building 1, No. 11 Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang District. T: 010 6410 5240 The Horizon •Kerry Hotel, 1 Guanghua Rd.

Choayang District. T: 010 8565 2188 The Red Chamber •China World Summit Wing, 4th floor.

T: 010 6402 7047

Court •2/F,Celestial The St. Regis Beijing, 21

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

Kerry’s Kitchen •Kerry Hotel, 1 Guanghua Lu, Choayang District. T: 010 8565 2088

Kerry’s Pantry •Kerry Hotel, 1 Guanghua Rd. Choayang District. T: 010 8565 2788

Krangfer's Restaurant & Bar Kempinski Hotel Beijing, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu. T: 010 6465 3388

CJW Beijing L-137, The Place, 9 Guanghua Lu. T: 010 65871222

Fourchette •A7 LaSanlitun Road.

Colibri •LG51, No. 11 Sanlitun Road, Sanlitun

La Taverne •7 Gongti Xili.

Village North. T: 010 6417 0808

T: 010 6466 1757

T: 010 6551 8967

Chapter •29 Conrad North Dongsanhuan Road, Chaoyang District. T: 010 6584 6215

Lime Thai •Tower 15, Central Park, 6

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

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

Chaoyangmenwai Dajie T: 010 6597 0887

•2/F,Danieli’s 21 Jianguomen Waidajie,

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

RMB338 per person + 15% service charge inclusive of unlimited red/white wine, draft beer, juices and soft drinks. Enjoy Global Fine Food 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.

BISTRO •No.7CITYJianWALL Guo Men South Avenue, Dong Cheng District, Located on Lobby Level. T: 010 5811 8255

•203Glen Taiyue Suites, 16 Sanlitun Nanlu T: 010 6591 1191

Bar •40 Mai Beiluoguxiang. T: 010 6406 1871 Mesh •Building 1, No. 11 Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang District. T: 010 6410 5220

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

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

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

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.

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

V+ Party Floor, Bldg 3, China View, Gongti East Road. T: 010 8587 1233

T: 010 6587 1501

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

•19 Chocolate Ritan Bei Lu. T: 010 8561 3988 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 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 Flamenco Club •Workers Stadium West Gate T: 010 6553 5278

Club •50 Pulse Liangmaqiao Lu. T: 010 6465 3388 Club X •88 Changan Jie.

T: 010 8391-3311 x 813

•3/F,Winghouse Taiyue Suites, 16 Sanlitun Nanlu

Nutrition Center •No.Elite 0159, Building C, Chaowai SOHO, City •52 Lohao Jingshun Lu. T: 010 8459 4647

The Beach •Block 8, West Gate of Chaoyang Park

T: 010 6500 3377

T: 010 8590 0390

No. 6, Chaowai Dajie. T: 010 5900 4538

T: 010 8497 7288

Spark •B108, •3/F,Mokihi The Place, 9 Guanghua Lu C12 Lucky Street. T: 010 5867 0244

The Drive-Thru •5-306 Sanlitun SOHO.

Yue •Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng, 36

Rumors •8 Beichen Donglu, Yayuncun

M: 135 0134 8785

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.

T: 010 6552 6969/8599 9999

Lantern Club •Gongti West Road.

la carte) Italian Fine Food in the Air

Café •MaySkyline 1 – June 30 Dinner 18:00-22:00

LA •No.Club 8, Gongti West Gate

T: 010 8561 3685

Zhonglu. T: 010 6417 0489

Nadaman China World Summit Wing, 4th floor. No.1 Jianguomenwai Avenue T: 010 6505 2299


Club •MayThe1 –Summit June 30   Dinner only (a

•3/F,Apothecary Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun North

Michel •1/F,Boucherie Jiezuo Building, Xingfucun

朝阳区建国门外大街21号,北京瑞吉 酒店二层。

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T: 010 6530 5888

Open daily from 6pm - 10pm, and open from 11:30am - 2pm Monday to Friday.

Chaoyang District. T: 010 8414 9830

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.


Market Place •B1, BHG Shin Kong Place, 87 Jianguo Lu

Miyabi Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng, 36 North Third Ring Road East T: 010 5798 8993

Chaoyang District.

•2F,Domain No.22 Jiuxianqiao Road,

(a la carte) Featuring Authentic Hangzhou Cuisine


Dajie. T: 6559 9200

T: 010 5208 6092

House •MaySimple 1 – June 30   Lunch and Dinner

Maison Boulud •Ch'ien Men 23, 23 Qianmen Dong

•1/F,Crêpanini Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beilu

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.

Hai Korean Restaurant •MayYun 1 – June 30   Lunch and Dinner

朝阳区建国门外大街21号,北京瑞吉 酒店一层。

Chaoyang District. T: 010 6417 6688

May 1 – June 30   Lunch and Dinner (a la carte) Traditional Japanese Cuisine in Gentle Breeze

Open daily from 6am - 11pm and for Sunday Brunch from 11:30am - 3pm on Sundays.

•1F,Hagaki No.22 Jiuxianqiao Road,

(a la carte) Perfectly experience Chaozhou and Hunan flavors

Leaf •2/F,Banana Financial Center, Bldg B,

Chaozhou Restaurant •MayJade 1 – June 30   Lunch and Dinner

Keikoku Japanese •Restaurant

朝阳区建国门外大街21号,北京瑞吉 酒店大堂。


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.

Liangmaqiao Lu. T: 010 6465 3388

FEAST (Food by EAST) 2F, No.22 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District. T: 010 8414 9820

sauce that lends a delicate flavor. Perfect for some meatless contemplation.

T: 010 6584 3353


•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 - Become a Talk Insider!

•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

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,

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

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

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 - Become a Talk Insider!

Therapeutic Retreat •17 Bodhi Gongti Beilu. T: 010 6413 0226

Meili Shijie •1/F,Somerest Grand Fortune Gardens,

Hosa Fitness Centre •6 Jianguomen Wai Dajie, SK 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


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


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


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 Yue •Sheraton Guangzhou Hotel, 208

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

Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District. T: 020 6668 8888

采悦轩:广州天河区天河路粤海喜 来登酒店

Southeast Asian Basil French Vietnamese •Restaurant

Italian Café •TianAurora Lun Garden, Jianshe Si Ma Lu.

No.20 Haiming Lu, Up Zone Residence Bldg. Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District. T: 020 3831 2567

奥罗拉意式咖啡馆:广州建设四马路 天伦花园首层

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

T: 020 8356 0733

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

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

Penang Malaysia mania Shop 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

Cascade Café •1/FThe Garden Hotel, 368 Huanshi Dong

广州越秀区建设六马路1号誉海食 街1楼

观瀑廊咖啡厅:广州观市东路368号 花园酒店1楼

District. T: 020 8388 3821


Espression •14,Lavazza 1/F, Onelink Walk, 230-232

•2/FFurusato Garden Hotel, 368 Huanshi Dong


故乡日本料理:广州环市东路368号 花园酒店2楼

Tianhe Road, Tianhe District. T: 020 3899 2863

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

Zen5es •2F,Five 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

Sui Xuan 5/F, Hilton 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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璇玑自助餐厅:广州海珠区阅江西路 222号广州塔106层


Caffe Mondo 72/F, 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

II Forno •Shangri-La Hotel Guangzhou, 1 Huizhan Dong lu. T: 020 8917 8888 x 6418

爱弗罗:广州香格里拉大酒店会展 东路1号

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

CoolThai •Shangri-La •3/F,Limoni Hotel, 1 Huizhan Dong Lu, The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou,

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

Lu. T: 020 8333 8989 x 3909

T: 020 8933 8092

Lu. T: 020 8333 8989 x 3925/3926

•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

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

Other Western

•4th1920floor, 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

•No.99 Garden Jiansheliu Ma lu, Yue Xiu District. T: 020 8376 6197

Mediterranean healthy dinning with a nice environment. Hours: 12am – 2am

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


•72/F,Kumoi 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 on 988 •2/F,2Sofitel 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.

Dream Garden •Ground floor Guangdong Museum of Art by the Pearl river, 38 Yanyu road, Ersha Island. T: 020 8732 0368

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

Poolside Bar and Grill •Shangri-La Hotel, 1 Huizhan Dong Lu, Haizhu District. T: 020 8917 8888 x 6422


•BBQSultan Restaurant Turkish 1/F-3/F. 367 Huanshi Dong Lu. T: 020 8349 4170/4171

托普卡皮土耳其烧烤餐厅,广州环市 东路367号1-3楼

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, Huanshi Dong Lu. T: 020 6260 8999 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。

•16 Vlife Huacheng Dadao, Zhu Jiang New Town, Tianhe District. T: 020 3726 6363 Hours: 10am - 10pm



•60,A1Xianlie Dong Henglu, Tianhe District. T: 020 2829 6258

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

Ritz-Carlton Spa 345 •4thLoft •4/F,The Floor, 19 Xiao Gang Garden, Jiang The Ritz-Carlton Guangzhou, Nan Dong Road, Haizhu District. T: 020 8423 8985

3 Xing’an Lu, Zhujiang New Town, TIanhe District. T: 020 3813 6688

广州市海珠区江南东路晓港花园 19号4楼

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

•16 McCawley’s Huacheng Dadao, Zhujiang New

Town, Tianhe District. T: 020 3801 7000 / 186 2011 2924 广州天河区珠江新城花城大道16号

Paddy Field •4thNew floor, Fineland Tower, 28 Tiyu 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 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

One •AreaTheA, Zhujiang Party Pier Beer

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


Bar •99/F,Tian 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


EDUCATION Schools Canadian International •School of Guangzhou 广州加拿大人国际学校

32 Shiguang Road, Shiqiao, Panyu District. T: 020 3925 5321

French International School of Guangzhou 广州法国国际学校 Favorview Palace, Huijing new town, Wushan, Tianhe District. T: 020 3879 7324

Guangzhou Nanhu •International School

Heavenly Spa •6/F, The Westin Guangzhou, 6 Linhe

Zhong lu, Tianhe District. T: 020 2886 6868 4F, The Westin Pazhou, 681 Fengpu Zhong Road, Haizhu District. T: 020 8918 1928

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 Guangzhou Chateau Star River Hotel •YingBin Lu, Panyu District.

Utahloy International School Guangzhou

T: 020 8478 6838 广州长隆酒店:番禺区番禺大道

China Hotel, A Marriott •Hotel

122 Liuhua Lu. T: 020 8666 6888


Plaza Guangzhou •CityCrowne Centre

广州天河路383号太古汇商城裙楼第 二层L225商铺

Spa •69/F,Hua5 Zhujiang West Road, Pearl

River New City, Tianhe District. T: 020 8883 3000

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

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

明镜台:广州天河区林和中路6号广 州海航威斯汀酒店6楼;广州大道中 988号圣丰索菲特大酒店7楼

O Spa •Grand Hyatt Guangzhou, 12 Zhujiang Xi Lu, Pearl River New City, Tianhe District. T: 020 8396 1234

广州天河区珠江新城珠江西路12号广 州富力君悦酒店内

Spa •7/F,SoSofitel 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 Westin Guangzhou •6, Linhe Zhong Lu, Tianhe District. T: 020 2886 6868 广州海航威斯汀酒店:天河区林和 中路6号

Pazhou •AreaTheC, Westin Canton Fair Complex, 681

Fengpu Zhong Road, Haizhu District. T: 020 8918 1818

T: 020 8333 8989 广州花园酒店:环市东路368号

Hotel •26 WXiancun Lu, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District. T: 020 2213 1000

广州W酒店:天河区珠江新城冼村 路26号


Crowne Plaza Guangzhou Huadu 189 Yingbin Dadao, Huadu District. T: 020 3690 0888

广州花都皇冠假日酒店:花都区迎宾 大道189号

Crowne Plaza Guangzhou •Science City 28 Ningcai Lu, Central District, Science City. T: 020 8880 0999

District. T: 0755 8266 1234

深圳君悦酒店,罗湖区宝安南路 1881号

Shenzhen •9009InterContinental Shennan Road, Overseas Chinese Town. T: 0755 3399 3388

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


金茂深圳JW万豪酒店,福田区深南 大道6005号

Four Seasons Hotel •Guangzhou

Hotel Shenzhen •HaiKempinski De San Dao, Hou Hai Bin Road,

5 Zhujiang Xi Lu, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District. T: 020 8883 3888

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 Town, Tianhe District. T: 020 8396 1234

District. T: 020 6660 0666 广州万达希尔顿酒店:白云区云城东 路515-517号

Nanshan District. T: 0755 8888 8888

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

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

深圳福田香格里拉酒店,福田区益 田路4088号

• Sheraton Dameisha Resort, Guangzhou Tianhe Shenzhen •215Hilton Linhe Xi Heng Lu, Tianhe District. T: 020 6683 9999

Mandarin Oriental •Guangzhou

383 Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District. T: 020 3808 8338

广州富力丽思卡尔顿酒店:天河区珠 江新城兴安路3号

广州中心皇冠假日酒店:环市东路 339号

Hair Corner •L225, 2/F, Taikoo Hui Shopping Mall,

Hyatt Shenzhen •1881Grand Baoan Nan Road, Luohu

广州天河新天希尔顿酒店:天河区林 和西横路215号


TIanhe District. T: 020 3813 6688

339 Huanshi Dong Lu. T: 020 8363 8888


800 Sha Tai Bei Road, Baiyun District. T: 020 8720 2019

The Ritz-Carlton Guangzhou •3, Xing’an Lu, Zhujiang New Town,

Garden Hotel •368,TheHuanshi Dong Lu.

Chimelong Hotel •Panyu Dadao, Payu District.

广州圣丰索菲特酒店:天河区广州大 道中988号


Hilton Guangzhou Baiyun •515-517 Yuncheng Dong Lu, Baiyun

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


Mayland International •School 美林湖国际学校

District. T: 020 3883 8888

T: 020 3993 6688

广州富力君悦酒店:天河区珠江新城 珠江西路12号

55 Huayang Jie, Tiyu Dong Lu, Tianhe District. T: 020 3886 6952

Guangzhou Sunrich •988Sofitel Guangzhou Dadao Zhong, Tianhe

389 Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District. T: 020 3808 8888 广州文华东方酒店:天河区天河路 389号

Hotel Tianhe •228Marriott Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District.

T: 020 6108 8888 广州正佳广场万豪酒店:天河区天 河路228号

Pullman Guangzhou Baiyun Airport Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. T: 020 3606 8866


Guangzhou Hotel •208Sheraton Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District.

T: 020 6668 8888 广州粤海喜来登酒店:天河区天河 路208号

Sheraton Guangzhou Huadu •Resort

Northeast of Shanqian Dadao, Huadu District. T: 020 3695 3888

广州花都合景喜来登度假酒店,花都 区山前大道东北侧

9 Yankui Road, Dameisha Yantian District. T: 0755 8888 6688

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

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 深圳东海朗庭酒店,福田区深南大 道7888号

Ritz-Carlton Shenzhen •116The Fuhua San Road, Futian District. T: 0755 2222 2222

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 深圳瑞吉酒店,罗湖区深南东路 5016号京基100大厦73-100楼

Venice Hotel Shenzhen •9026TheShennan Boulevard, Nanshan District. T: 0755 2693 6888

深圳威尼斯酒店,南山区深南大道 9026号

Shangri-La Hotel Guangzhou •1, Huizhan Dong Lu, Haizhu District.

The Westin Shenzhen Nanshan •9028-2 Shennan Road, Nanshan 深圳益田威斯汀酒店,南山区深南 大道9028-2号

T: 020 8917 8888

广州香格里拉酒店:海珠区会展 东路1号

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July Trivia Quiz If you think you’ve got what it takes to beat our monthly brain buster, take our quiz and prove your intellectual talents!


In January 1987, who became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

CANCER (June 22 – July 22): As a Cancer you don’t like confrontation, but sometimes it’s necessary. The more you learn to say what’s really on your mind, the faster you will realize that opposition for the right reason gets you respect, not rejection. The full moon in Aquarius on the 22nd will help you speak up.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22 – Jan 19): With Jupiter in your 7th, relationships may demand your attention. It’s time to come out of yourself and see that you need the right person in your life. It’s important to have someone who supports and loves you no matter how crazy you and your life is. You’re a person who lives on the edge.

LEO (July 23 – August 22): You like to be in charge and this month your leadership skills will be noticed. If you want more responsibility, you may get it, the kind you are willing to embrace. The full moon in your opposite sign on the 22nd encourages you to see yourself as a unique individual, capable of accomplishing all your goals.

AQUARIUS (Jan 20 – Feb 18): It’s been a struggle to make your goals happen, but if you do the work, the reward will be there. Right now it’s about paying attention to the details and positioning yourself so that you are ready when opportunity calls. Don’t worry about what lies ahead, just take care of the next step.

VIRGO (August 23 – Sept. 22): Being in the unknown has been good for you; it has forced you to reexamine your goals. With Jupiter having left your 10th house of career, you have either risen in your profession or embraced new ideas that will help you grow. Confidence is the key, and it is never gained without some risk.

PISCES (Feb 19 – March 20): With Jupiter in your 5th house of authority, it’s time for you to take more control of your life and your business. When you depend on others, things don’t happen the way you want them too. Sure others can contribute and help you along the way, but you should be out front directing the traffic.

LIBRA (Sept 23 – Oct.23): For a long time it has not been about you. Stop seeing people for who you want them to be, instead of for who they are. You know the truth, so find the courage to accept it and take the steps necessary for you to be happy. Remember, you are placed on this earth to accomplish your dreams.

ARIES (March 21 – April 19): With the Sun and Jupiter in Cancer you find yourself pulled in many different directions. Don’t panic; just take the next step, the one you see right in front of you. Others will help, so you won’t have to do it all alone. Fear is the enemy, don’t let it stop you. Take a leap of faith, the invisible bridge will appear.

SCORPIO (Oct 24 – Nov 21): Your career is about to take off, but the lid needs to come off your beliefs. Imagine yourself more successful than you ever believed possible. Expand your imagination; it’s what creates your choices and your possibilities. Once you stretch your boundaries you’re on your way.

TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): It’s difficult to do things on ones own, but choosing the right partner whether it’s for romance or business is challenging. You have to have the same vision, and you need to bring different talents to the table. Don’t be afraid to sit down and make a list of attributes. Clarity is important.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 – Dec 21): You’re a loner but you don’t see yourself as such. However, with Neptune in your 4th house of the home, you may begin to realize that other people are important in your life. You need to pay attention to those you love and not put other things first. Good relationships nurture your spirit and your soul.

GEMINI (May 21 – June 21): Finances should be good this year and the good luck begins now. Jupiter has just moved into the sign ruling your 2nd house of money. The choice is earn it or spend it. The investments you make at this time should pay off long term. However, you could ignore it all and just go on a spending spree. - Become a Talk Insider!

Which late American author and journalist, who died in 2005, requested that after his death his ashes were to be fired out of a cannon?


In a standard game of chess, how many queens does each player start with?


Getulio Vargas served as President of which South American country for 15 years from 1930?


An escolar is what type of creature?

On which part of the body would a tabi be worn? Harare is the capital of which African country? Mungo National Park is in which Australian state?

Which Japanese car manufacturer has a logo featuring a silver ‘H’ inside a rectangle?


The oil tanker Exxon Valdes ran aground off which US state in 1989?

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What is the national flower of Holland?

Which French philosopher and mathematician has been dubbed ‘The Father of Modern Philosophy’?


The United Arab Republic, which began in 1958 and ended in 1961, was a union of which two nations?

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Italy is divided into how many regions?


The world’s first nuclear bomb was detonated in 1945 in which US state?

What is the 20th letter of the Greek alphabet?


What are the middle names of former US President George H W Bush?


For how many years did English monarch King Henry III reign?


What is the basic currency of Laos?


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Ommetaphobia is the irrational fear of which part of the body?

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1. Aretha Franklin 2. Eyes 3. Hunter S. Thompson 4. One 5. Brazil 6. Fish 7. Egypt and Syria 8. 20 9. Upsilon 10. 56 11. Foot 12. Zimbabwe 13. New South Wales 14. Honda 15. Alaska 16. Tulip 17. Rene Descartes 18. New Mexico 19. Herbert Walker 20. Kip

Mercury and Saturn go direct this month and things move forward. No more excessive delays or schedule changes. Jupiter, having just entered Cancer, makes us all want to feel nurtured and safe. Why not stay home and cook a great meal or have friends over rather than go out? There is nothing more healing than laughter and a good conversation.

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