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The Ultimate Self-Made Woman

7 Opinion: Why Is It So Important For Us To Understand The Evolution From China’s Farming Landscape To The Digital Landscape? 10 When Words Fail: It’s Time To Give Them A Helping Hand 12 Style Talk: Shanghai Fashion Week Street Style With Roy Zhang 20 Travel Talk: Trekking Northwest Vietnam 23 The Education Supplement







n the 13th to the 15th of November, at the annual FHC China 2013 show in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, visitors will take a culinary trip around the world. This year will mark the 17th FHC China event and it is promising to be bigger and better than ever before. The show has grown 30% from last year with over 2,000 companies from 70 different countries coming to Shanghai. The event is a must for everyone working in the food and beverage, hospitality, catering or distribution sector in China. Not only does the event host some of the finest culinary produce from around the world, this year will also see the addition of ProWine China; a specialist wine and spirits show jointly organised by CIE and Messe Dusseldorf. What makes FHC China standout from all of the other food shows in China? Well, most Chinese food shows focus on Chinese produce with only a small portion of the show dedicated to international, imported foods. FHC however, specialises in strictly imported and international food and beverages. With China witnessing year on year economic growth, demand from the increasingly affluent and quality conscious Chinese consumer is ever increasing, as they look for new dining experiences. With all imported foods having to meet the extremely strict standards of Chinese import regulations in order to be allowed into China, consumers can rest assured that imported foods are of the highest standard thereby guaranteeing that FHC’s ‘United Nations’ of food and beverages is of the highest quality. FHC will host a huge array of foods from fresh to preserved fruits and vegetables, seafood, bakery and dairy products, snacks, confectionary and chocolate as well as olive oil, spices, sauces, jams, tea, coffee and much more! Interestingly, snack food has recently become one of the largest grossing sectors with a large annual growth rate. FHC has decided to reflect this growth with snack

food occupying a large section at the show. This will comprise of everything from biscuits to peanuts and chips along with many other sweet and savoury produce. Tea and coffee will also occupy a large section, with one hall at the exhibition centre dedicated solely to this purpose. Ice cream has also seen a surge in popularity in recent times. Ice cream has even been deemed the new wine of China! There are plenty of different assortments of ice cream, but unlike wine, is a much easier concept to grasp and, most importantly, it is delicious. FHC will be offering an open course at their ice cream university detailing how to make, store and market ice cream. The show will have lots of different competitions taking place throughout the three days. There will be over 350 chefs cooking in fourteen different categories such as live cooking, best aesthetic food and many more. A pizza championship, with dough spinning and pizza making, is also sure to be a big hit with participants and the audience alike. It will also benefit guests with a pizza background, as they will have the opportunity to meet dough makers and ingredient suppliers whilst watching the best pizza makers in the business.

Finally, for those who are more interested in wine and spirits, FHC will also have expert sommeliers on hand to advise visitors of the different alcohols from all over the world. They will be hosted in the ProWine China section of the exhibition centre. In just the first edition, ProWine China 2013 has become the largest imported wine and spirits trade show in the country. A total of 577 companies from 29 countries will join this specialist wine show. FHC is a highlight in the culinary calendar and a must see for all members of the food and beverage industry. Unfortunately, only trade visitors are invited to attend. They are welcome to apply for a visitor’s badge in advance of the show. To do so, visit to pre-register and find out more information on all the exhibitors, participating pavilions and events at FHC China 2013. You can also visit www.prowinechina. com for wine and spirit related enquires.

Naturally, oil is a popular ingredient in Chinese cooking and the industry is witnessing olive oil becoming the oil of choice with Chinese consumers. FHC will be holding a specialist seminar with live demonstrations from experts as well as olive oil tasting. Also taking place is a barista competition, which will see barista champions from Korea, China and America competing against each other to make different types of caffeine infused delights. Another event, “coffee cupping”, sees people blind taste testing different coffees to prove their credentials in deducing the beans’ roasts and flavours. These competitions are great for show guests because not only are they live and give visitors the opportunity to see the experts in action, they are also educational and informative. November13  TalkMagazine


Around Town






The weird and wonderful happenings around Shanghai over the last month



Mark Tanner, founder and Managing Director of China Skinny, the marketing, online and research agency, talks about the digital landscape in China Jin Xing: The Ultimate Self-Made Woman


When Words Fail: It’s Time To Give Them A Helping Hand




Health & BEAUTY


What’s Hot What’s Cool


Tech Talk






Travel Talk




Shanghai Fashion Week Street Style With Roy Zhang Jon Robinson on fruit and the new Lane Crawford store



This month’s must-buys

The latest gadgets and gizmos The Luxgen L7 – Can Genius And Luxury Really Be Combined? Shanghai – The Collage City

Trekking Northwest Vietnam

A father’s legacy at Ren Weiyin Art Gallery and the latest art news



THE SCENE Dining Out

News, reviews and more



A “Warmth Journey” In Jiangsu Sheraton


he “warmth journey” was held for media in the East China region and was held jointly by Sheraton Wuxi Binhu Hotel, Zhenjiang Wanda Sheraton, and Sheraton Changzhou Xinbei Hotel. The trip was organized to increase the understanding of the famous hotel brand, Sheraton, in the districts of East China and Jiangsu and to extend the Sheraton’s culture of “warmth and sincerity”. The journey started in Wuxi, the water city of south Jiangsu. Against the charming Huishan Mountain, Sheraton Wuxi Binhu Hotel was designed with a plum blossom theme, the city flower of Wuxi. Hotel General Manager Mr. Philip Kang warmly welcomed guests upon their arrival. The trip included a visit to Wuxi’s Lingshan Grand Buddha, situated by the beautiful Taihu Lake with a view of Lingshan Mountain. Incense was burnt piously before the Buddha to pray for protection. With a height of 88 meters, the Lingshan Grand Buddha is the highest outdoor bronze status of Shakyamuni in the world. The second stage of the journey was Zhenjiang, the “first landscape” of the world. First up was a visit to charming Jinshan Mountain, which is also called “Myth Mountain” because each site possesses a myth, legend or story. On



arrival at Zhenjiang Wanda Sheraton, General Manager Mr. Joey Wu and his management team received their guests. The huge golden mural painting “Overview of the Landscape” behind the reception desk made a lasting impression. Huaiyang cuisine is the main staple of Zhenjiang with the most impressive dish being “Catfish Lion Head”. The Lion Head balls at the hotel’s Chinese specialty restaurant, Yue, are savory but not greasy and are a must try. The final destination was the city of vitality in Jiangsu, Changzhou. Upon leaving the Shanghai-Nanjing highspeed railway, it was only a ten minute drive to Sheraton Changzhou Xinbei Hotel, next to Changzhou Wanda Plaza. It is also conveniently located close to Tianning Temple. The visit in Changzhou once again started with an enthusiastic welcome from the General Manager of the hotel Mr. Alex Han and his management group. Guests

tasted authentic Kwantung cuisine, made by the Japanese cuisine master from Tokyo, Japan and the creative flavors of Huanyang cuisine in the Hotel’s Chinese restaurant, Yue. The pleasant experience in Changzhou made a perfect ending to this “warmth journey” in Jiangsu’s three Sheraton hotels.







Take a tour of Laowai Jie The Boulevard review and this month’s hot tickets Talk's Top Hotel Awards Party at XTD Elevated, The Langham





Hotel Talk






Your essential monthly calendar guide to Shanghai Check out all the food and drink deals on offer in Shanghai this month Hotel news and great accommodation deals for all

The absolute essentials Reviews: Records, Movies, Books


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November is here and the winter has inevitably set in. Some may think that it is time to curl up into a ball and go into semi hibernation, but this is Shanghai and there is always something to do! We are finally into the magical season of festive bazaars, layer upon layer of knitwear and steaming hot drinks, so I for one couldn't be happier! Get information about the first markets of the season in our What’s On calendar (page 38). Talk’s cover story this month is about a remarkably inspirational woman, and the most famous dancer in China, Jin Xing. It is an extremely thought-provoking read detailing her life story and her triumph in the face of adversity as the first transgender woman recognised by the Chinese government (page 8). From one example of Chinese culture keeping pace with modern society to the next. Our feature is about Phonemica, an organisation with a mission to record and preserve the wonderful array of Chinese dialects that have unfortunately started to die out since the introduction of the standardised version of Mandarin, Putonghua (page 10). On another note, Talk was so impressed with the fashion displayed by the attendees of Shanghai Fashion Week last month that we decided to track down noted, Shanghai based, street style photographer Roy Zhang. We followed him on the job to discuss why he thinks Shanghai is the most fashion forward city in China and why the international fashion community could learn a few things from us (page 12).

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popular tourist spots. Officials hope that this ease of transportation will increase tourism in nearby water town Zhouzhuang and ancient town Jinxi.

Your news round-up for the month of November Fudan University Honking Ban

In an effort to prevent further noise pollution throughout the city, Shanghai officials have announced that they will be instating more honking bans. Efforts will also be made to decrease the amount of noise pollution from machinery used during construction. Whispers are also circulating about new energy efficient buses and building more charging stations around the city for electric vehicles.

Develops New OS

recyclable rubbish, harmful rubbish, and other rubbish. By enforcing these new rubbish rules, Shanghai hopes to cut its waste production by 5 per cent per capita every year. There isn't anything rubbish about that plan!

Metro Line 11 Extends To Jiangsu Province

Start Sorting Your Rubbish

Shanghai is going to start enforcing fines of up to RMB 200 for households that fail to properly sort their rubbish, as part of the city’s efforts to produce less waste and move towards greener living. While the law is still in draft form, domestic household rubbish will be split into four main groups - recyclable rubbish, harmful rubbish, wet rubbish and dry rubbish. Non-residential buildings will have three main groups -

Metro Line 11 is officially open and running regularly to its newest stops - Zhaofeng Road, Guangming Road, and Huaqiao Station in Huaqiao Town, Kunshan. Additionally, the Kunshan Transport Management Office is working on adding more bus routes to connect to the new stations which will link Metro Line 11 with transport junctions and

buildings and structures beginning to appear as construction workers continue to make headway on this exciting project. The resort, scheduled to include Shanghai Disney, a Magic Kingdom-style resort, two themed hotels, and a large tourist area, is obviously predicted to be a big tourist attraction.

Special Needs To Get Tailored Education Tired of your smartphone accidentally sending you to an online link with the slight of your finger and revealing your personal data? Well, Fudan University students have developed a solution in the form of a new operating system. Inspired by the Android operating system, the Software School says that their new OS has superior security that protects user’s private information. In conjunction with local smartphone company, PHICOMM Inc., the new operating system will allow users to protect themselves from revealing too much information to outside applications and parties.

Shanghai Disney Breaks Ground

The much talked about resort has finally broken ground! Although not scheduled to open until the end of 2015, the process has finally begun to bring Disneyland to Shanghai. With a majority of the foundation completed, passers-by will be able to see

The Shanghai Education Committee has announced that it will be launching a new program to provide disabled children with specialised education at the fifty-eight public special schools operating in the city. In addition to more academic support, the program will also include additional medical attention and free tuition, meals, and accommodation. Helping students who struggle with blindness, deafness, autism, learning disabilities and Down’s Syndrome, officials hope that this specialised treatment will allow teachers to better meet the needs of their students.


The Ritz-Carlton, Shenzhen


s the world’s premier provider of luxury lifestyle experiences, The Ritz-Carlton, Shenzhen redefines the luxury lifestyle experience in the south China city. Contemporary in design, The Ritz-Carlton, Shenzhen comprises 280 luxurious guestrooms, including 43 suites that offer magnificent views of the city - nine of which feature signature balconies. The 446-square meter (4,801 square feet) Ritz-Carlton Suite features a magnificent two-storey grand entrance with floor-to-ceiling windows, offering a 270-degree panoramic view of the city, a steam room, Jacuzzi, study, library and games room.   Guests of The Ritz-Carlton Club® Level, the signature section of the hotel accessible only by key card access, will enjoy 24hour refreshments in the hotel’s Club Lounge; the services of a dedicated, multi-lingual concierge staff and a spectacular view of Futian central business district.   All guest rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including wireless and wired internet access, iPod docking stations, flat screen televisions and DVD players as standard to enable guests to both work and relax in their



rooms. Most of the guest rooms will also offer luxurious freestanding bath tubs. Four specialty restaurants, a lounge, a bar and a delicatessen will offer a multitude of dining options from traditional Chinese to classic Italian cuisine. Flavorz, the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, will offer international favourites from five live cooking stations, while Xingli, a contemporary Chinese Restaurant, serving authentic Chiu Chow, Cantonese and Sichuan specialties.   For those who have a taste for Italian, Paletto is an exclusive dining choice with a private room for special occasions. Surrounded by a beautiful array of greenery, the roof top poolside restaurant, Leaves, is an excellent place to savour a drink and enjoy South-East Asian favourites. Curv Bar is a comfortable setting for cigars, drinks, snacks, nightcaps and live entertainment, while Onyx Lounge is the centre of the hotel’s dramatic atrium space, with a focal curved wall that connects all levels of the hotel and is made from a combination of wood and back-lit golden-hued onyx. This versatile space is just as suitable for afternoon tea as it is for impromptu business meetings, where guests may take advantage of the wireless technology. 

Discover With You Valid through December 31, 2013 From RMB 3,048 per night Enjoy deluxe accommodation, daily American breakfast for two and daily hotel credit. • One night accommodation in Deluxe Room • Daily buffet breakfast for two in Flavorz • USD 50 hotel credit per night • Private Concierge Tour to Dafen Oil Painting Village for 4 hours including round trip transfer (once per stay)



Why Is It So Important For Us To Understand The Evolution From China’s Farming Landscape To The Digital Landscape? Mark Tanner


ith 5,000 years of continuous history, it is remarkable to think that one of the world's oldest civilisations is changing as quickly and dramatically as it is. The digital takeover in China means it’s out with the old stereotypical image of China; the Chinese farmer in a quaint paddy field. Swap the shovel for a smartphone, and you’re on the right track… Not since Adam was courting Eve has any place changed at the scale and pace that China has over the past few decades. There's the urbanisation, internationalisation, consumerism and the mass altering of family dynamics through the one-child policy. Each of these transformations is contributing to another area of significant change - digitalisation. The way things are heading, eCommerce coupled with mobiles and social media is increasingly going to impose on the consumer market in China. We are already seeing consolidation of the big firms here with Baidu’s acquisition of PPS video platform, Alibaba buying an 18% share of Sina Weibo and Tencent’s purchase of Sogou search engine shares. With eCommerce increasingly playing a much bigger part in the retail scene in China, we can expect much more integration between eCommerce and social media with the more traditional bricks and mortar of retail. China's dramatic digital evolution touches almost every aspect of Chinese lives; the three areas in particular are social media, mobiles and eCommerce.

Social Media

It wasn't long ago when the only news source available to Chinese was through the state-run media channels such as television, radio and newspapers. Then social media came along and everything changed. The average Zhou finally has a voice, and they're taking advantage of it. Social media usage in China now far exceeds that of other countries. 90% of online Chinese have used social media in the past 6 months, compared to around 50-60% in Western countries. A worldwide survey of social media users by Forrester in 2012 found that 76% of Chinese uploaded posts, pictures and videos online, versus 24% in the USA and 23% in Europe. Social media campaigns in China have created celebrities overnight, given young couples an excuse not to talk during dinners out and even changed Government policy.


With feature-packed phones such as the Xiaomi Hongmi selling for RMB 799, smartphones have become accessible to a large portion of China's population. More than 80% of China's 591 million online now access the Internet with their smartphones and with 450 million smartphones expected to sell in China next year, smartphones will make even more of an impact. Smartphone apps like WeChat, with its 236

million active monthly users, are changing the way Chinese communicate, but a slew of new features coming out all the time, such as the bar code scanner, are likely to change more than that. Two-thirds of Chinese with smartphones now use them to browse or buy products. For wealthy Chinese, it's nearly three quarters. Mobile shopping in the first half of this year was up 81% to 37.5 billion RMB.


China's eCommerce leader Alibaba accounts for almost three quarters of parcels delivered in China each day. With eCommerce having grown at an average of 70% a year for the past four years in China, 271 million shoppers have become a force to be reckoned with. Chinese consumers can now pre-order fresh American cherries online and have them delivered to Shanghai just two days after they were on a tree in Montana. That’s faster than a shopper in Alabama would get them. One of the big drivers of eCommerce is coming from China's hundreds of 'smaller' cities. Although cities like Shanghai and Beijing are spoilt with countless retail options, the vast majority of Chinese consumers live in cities you've probably never heard of, that don't have the same choice for high street shoppers. That's reflected by the fact that consumers in smaller cities spend more on average than in China's bigger cities, and a much higher proportion of their income. In the far-flung landlocked Western province of Xinjiang, a predominantly

Muslim land dominated by desert and home to the farthest point from the sea on the planet, there are more bikinis sold per capita on Taobao than any other province in China. The rate of change in China's digital sphere is only getting faster. It is having more of an impact on everyday life, especially with the increasingly influential youth. To understand modern China means increasing research is needed into their digital world. Mark Tanner is the Founder and Managing Director of China Skinny, one of China's fastest growing research, strategy and marketing agencies. Mark and his company are considered a leading authority on Chinese consumers, publishing the most-read English language newsletter about marketing to Chinese and regularly commentating on media such as Bloomberg and The Washington Post. The agency's expertise and service has attracted clients as diverse as Swedish furniture brands, San Francisco tech companies, South East Asian tourist bureaus and Australian food and beverage companies. Sign up for the free weekly newsletter at

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Jin Xing:

The Ultimate Self-Made Woman As possibly China’s most famous dancer, Jin Xing was always going to live a life in the spotlight. When you throw her history as a former PLA-colonel, and man, into the mix, the story gets even more fascinating. Talk sat down with the star to find out about her current life as celebrity, wife and mother.


in Xing’s story is familiar to almost everyone in China – born during the chaos of the Cultural Revolution in Shenyang to ethnically Korean parents, as a nine-year-old boy, Jin Xing joined the People’s Liberation Army’s military dance troupe and eventually became a colonel.

At the age of 19, Jin Xing would become the first Chinese dancer to win a grant from Asian Cultural Council of America and the American Dance Festival to dance in New York. After six years abroad (living in the US and Europe), having scaled the heights of the dancing world, Jin Xing returned to China with a new dream – to become a woman. Though the decision was obviously controversial, particularly in China during the mid-nineties when homosexuality was still considered a crime, tagged as "hooliganism" and officially listed as a "mental disorder." Jin Xing was, once again, determined and, importantly, had the support of her family. At the age of 28, she underwent three operations and became the first transgender woman recognised by the Chinese government. Not satisfied with racking up this many “firsts”, Jin Xing decided it was time for Chinese dance to have a non-government sponsored route to artistic expression, and in 1999 she formed China’s first independent dance company, Jin Xing Dance Theatre.



When Talk recently met with Jin Xing at the Bund’s historic Peace Hotel, she was the very embodiment of elegance, wearing a qipao and black blazer with gold and pearl jewellery, her hair pinned back and make-up immaculate. As for why she has made her home (and based her dance company) in Shanghai rather than the more established cultural capital of Beijing for the past 13 years, Jin Xing points to Shanghai’s similarities to another financial capital, where your skills, rather than your proximity to political power, is the most important key to your success. “For me as an individual artist, I don’t depend on any connection or guanxi to establish myself. I just want to be free to be who I am and Shanghai is the place where you have to show yourself. People look at you and think, ‘What can you do?’ That’s the kind of mentality and platform I like. It’s kind of like New York,” she said. “If you are good, you will succeed. If you are no good, you disappear. That’s why I came to Shanghai and that’s why I like it here.” Professionally speaking, these days Jin Xing keeps herself busy with her dance company, as well as numerous television appearances and social media stardom (she boasts more than 350,000 followers on Sina Weibo). “Next week I’m going to Shenzhen and then Chengdu to continue my theatre play and before my TV schedule

takes off. From April to September, I turn down a lot of TV work to focus on my dance company, but from October on, I start doing a lot more TV productions,” she said. As a judge on reality television and a talk show host, Jin Xing has garnered a reputation as something of a straight shooter and, according to her, it’s not just a posture she puts on for the cameras. “People who don’t know me think I am creating a certain image when I’m on TV, but the reason I don’t have that much pressure or stress when I do a TV production is because I don’t need to act, I just be myself,” Jin Xing said. “Being truthful is the key to my success, being straightforward and truthful, I think that’s why people like me – they hear a real voice.” For the past 13 years, Jin Xing’s most important job has been as a mother. Always an animated speaker, the former dancer lights up when she tells anecdotes about her three adopted children, obviously the light of her life. “The most important [lesson I try to teach my children] is how to take responsibility. According to my own childhood, at nine-years-old, I left my family; from nineyears-old I was making my own decisions about my life and I want to teach them to take responsibility for their actions and from there take control of their own lives,” she explained.

The world in which she, along with husband of nine years, Heinz-Gerd Oidtmann, are bringing up their children couldn’t be more different to the one Jin Xing was raised in, though she is philosophical about whether the China of 40 years ago or today is a better, or easier, place to be either as a child or a parent.

element of the education system in modern day China that is still lacking.

“In my childhood everyone believed strongly in communism and Mao and at that time all of China was Red China. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that, I had a happy childhood, my parents’ generation might have a different opinion about it, but as a child, I was happy. My life was simple, society was poor, but safe,” Jin Xing reminisced.

“Open your mind, have your own thoughts and use your brain. Make your decision and then take responsibility for that decision. It’s step by step.”

“Now life is more material, people have a lot of things, confidence and quality of life. At this time, as my children are growing up, I have to fight the society and not let the bad things in society influence them too much. I feel like I am fighting all the time.”

“Creativity, individual thinking and making your own judgments, that’s what I want to teach my own children and the young generation,” Jin Xing said.

This is a philosophy Jin Xing has lived to the fullest, with the help of dance – her outlet and method of communicating her innermost desires with an outside world that didn’t always understand her. When asked about a life without dance, Jin Xing dismisses the suggestion as an impossible situation for her. It has been the one constant in a life with more twists and turns than any mystery novel.

Though China is undoubtedly more open-minded than it was in her youth, Jin Xing is still aware of the prejudice about their unusual family history that confronts her kids, and she tries to combat small-mindedness by showing her children a big wide world.

“I think dancing is a special way of expressing yourself, by closing your mouth and moving your physical body and using it to communicate with the world. I cannot imagine [being without it], I’ve never thought about that,” she said.

By showing her children a way of life beyond China, and opening their eyes to different experiences, Jin Xing hopes to teach them that there is more that unites people than divides them.

As for the lessons she hopes others might learn from the way in which she has very publicly, and at times painfully, lived her own story, Jin Xing believes there is nothing more important than being faithful to yourself – no matter the opposition.

“My children are very lucky. They’ve been able to go to many places and these experiences are very important. If a child can go to Europe or Egypt and see different people, cultures and history. I believe it teaches them that people are not so different,” she said. Much of her energy and passion these days is dedicated to fighting for children in general, particularly those who show an interest in exploring their creativity, an

“I hope people learn from my story to be faithful to yourself and truthful to your life and just don’t easily give up your wish or your dream,” she said.

NYE with Jin Xing at the Peace Hotel The inaugural edition of this New Year’s Eve charity ball is the beginning of an annual event the hotel and its famous patron hopes will continue for decades to come. In aid of the Shanghai Children’s Foundation, the ball will come complete with fine food and drink, cabaret performances and a charity auction. Jin Xing hopes to raise money to send a group of Chinese children overseas to experience international culture for the first time and hopefully contribute to their cultural education.

“Be honest with yourself, truthful to your society and don’t give up your dream.”

Tickets for the society event of the year are priced from RMB 13,000 and more information will be available closer to the date.



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When Words Fail: It’s Time to Give Them A Helping Hand Casey Hall

Phonemica is a virtual library for the languages of China, a place where recordings of languages spoken by many millions of Chinese speakers, or only a handful, can be preserved, hopefully for generations to come. Talk sat down with Phonemica’s founders, Steve Hansen and Kellen Parker, to find out more about their linguistic mission.


ince going live in April of this year, Phonemica, a wholly crowd-sourced operation, has collected 289 recordings, with a registered user base of 7,452 people, who are all welcome to contribute to the translations (into Mandarin, Pin Yin and English) that accompany each recording. The recordings, which people make of themselves, friends or relatives speaking one of China’s many languages, uses the language to tell a story, a snapshot of their life or a piece of family folklore. Before we dig too deep into the ins and outs of Phonemica, it might be helpful to get into a little background about Chinese languages. Estimates put the total number of living languages in China at 292, from at least nine language families. Following efforts to standardise Mandarin dialects from both the Kuomintang and Communist governments of the 20th century, a standardised version of Mandarin, known as Putonghua, has been the county’s lingua franca for more than half a century. The word 'Putonghua' was defined in October 1955 by the Minister Of Education in Mainland China as follows: “Putonghua is the common spoken language of the modern Han group; the

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lingua franca of all ethnic groups in the country. The standard pronunciation of Putonghua is based on the Beijing dialect. Putonghua is based on the northern dialects [i.e. the Mandarin dialects], and the grammar policy is modelled after the vernacular used in modern Chinese literary classics.” There are obviously a number of practical reasons why a common language is needed in a country as large and unwieldy as China – not only for the purposes of governing, but also for domestic travel, trade and to promote a standardised educational curriculum.


As Steve Hansen says: “You will find some people who resent Putonghua, but it’s pretty hard to find people who don’t realise it’s kind of necessary.”

blogging about Chinese language in Beijing and Nanjing respectively. “So I was living in Nanjing and started trying to learn Mandarin and there was the Mandarin I was learning in textbooks, and then different Mandarin I was hearing on the street,” Parker said. “I also had friends from Suzhou and other places that are speaking a completely different language to me, so that got me interested in the language situation here. I thought it would be interesting to have a place where people could come to listen to all of these different accents and different stories and whatnot.” Parker approached Hansen about teaming up and together they began germinating the idea that would eventually become Phonemica. According to the pair, it was soon apparent that the crowd-sourcing element to the site (and its funding, with more than USD 4,000 raised until now on Indiegogo) would be vital. Not only would it be impractical for the two of them to hop from town to town gathering recordings from (in many cases) elderly dialect speakers along the way, but it would also be virtually impossible for them to draw out the interesting, folklore-type stories they are hoping to collate.

Unfortunately, the promotion of a single language is, unavoidably, to the detriment of the many and varied languages that have traditionally been a major part of China’s varied cultures.

“It’s very unusual for someone to speak their home dialect to an outsider, a foreigner definitely, but even other Chinese. So if you get the user generated content - you can get a son interviewing a parent, you can get those interesting stories... that intimate stuff,” Hansen said.

This is the situation as Hansen and Parker found it in 2007 when they were both

The quality of the recordings thus far uploaded onto the site varies in terms of

both the recording quality and content, but there are already some gems on the site.

I think theirs is a myth about our inability to process multiple languages.”

One is the touching story, told in a dialect spoken in a district not far from Shanghai, of a grandparent’s love, following a chance meeting during Shanghai’s war with the Japanese.

Though the feedback they get about the Phonemica project is overwhelmingly positive, there are some on going misunderstandings about what it is they do, as well as the broader fallacies about language learning and retention.

Another, from a Changzhou-native, tells the story in that local dialect, of how his great-grandfather killed his neighbour and (not surprisingly) was forced to flee from his home in the southeast, eventually settling in Changzhou. It’s in this colloquial approach that many find the appeal of Phonemica, including volunteer Cecilia Wang. “I think it’s what we Chinese should’ve been doing a long time ago. I think it’s really important to preserve dialects. It’s part of our culture, and it’s something we should preserve. And the way it’s being done allows people to tell their own stories. I liked that a lot, so I joined up,” she told Talk. When asked about the hardline approach some Shanghainese speakers have to preserving language – by encouraging their children to only marry other Shanghainese, for example, Hansen and Kellen are pragmatic. “My parallel is always Europe. If you go to Norway, you’ll find a lot of people speak English, but that doesn’t mean they give up Norwegian,” Hansen said. Parker adds: “My nephew speaks English, Albanian and Mandarin, and he’s only ten, so I believe it’s possible. Some parents do believe that if they teach their child Shanghainese, their Mandarin will suffer and so they should just focus on Mandarin.

“There’s this issue we’ve run into in the Chinese language press when we say we are ‘preserving language’. In Chinese there are two words they translate this as – bao hu and bao cun – bao hu is protecting, safeguarding, stopping it from disappearing, and bao cun is just archiving,” Parker explained. “The thing is, we can’t really bao hu. We can’t tell people, you have to teach your child Shanghainese. That’s something for families to decide. What we can do is give people who do value [these languages] the outlet, the platform and the opportunity to realise they’re not the only ones who value this.” As for the future of the site, its founders have big plans - even talking about one day making Phonemica a Chinese language equivalent of another crowd-sourced site – Wikipedia. More immediately, Parker hopes to offer some kind of value to anyone interested in the preservation of Chinese languages; perhaps particularly those with an academic interest. “I want this to be linguistically valuable. I would like, eventually, for academics to be able to use a subset of our recordings as a linguistic partner for their own academic research,” he said. Web: November13  TalkMagazine




Shanghai Fashion Week

Emily Hoyle

Street Style With Roy Zhang


hotographers in fashion capitals around the world, such as London, New York and Paris, have been capturing street style photography for years and, especially thanks to the digitally connected community we live in, it is quickly becoming one of the most influential media in the fashion industry. We met up with Roy Zhang, the talented street style photographer, who is dedicated to capturing and promoting the ever-stylish streets of Shanghai. Zhang began photographing Shanghai street style two and a half years ago. Like many stories in Shanghai, it was serendipity that Zhang came across the opportunity to be a photographer. Due to his love of fashion and admiration for street style photographers from other cities, he jumped at the chance. Seeing the success of Tommy Ton from Jak & Jil, Scott Schuman, from the Sartorialist, and various other photographers, he felt Shanghai’s street style could be just as successful, yet it was inadequately represented in mainstream world media - especially due to the spending power of the growing fashionable middle class. It would also help to contradict the offensive and stereotypical view that China has no style. The heritage and international mix in this vibrant city has influenced people’s personal style, and because of this, Zhang is proud to state that Shanghai is the most stylish city in China. Zhang defines Shanghainese style as courageous and confident. When deciding whom to photograph, Zhang is drawn to people with an effortless style; people who have a natural ability to put fashion forward outfits together without being over the top. Like many cities around the world, Shanghai consumers are becoming more and more style conscious and Zhang’s photography documents how personal style has become an everyday

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consideration. International brands are starting to take notice of this progression in the growing market. This is proved by the Art Of The Trench, the collaboration between Scott Schuman and British luxury brand Burberry, recently exhibiting in Shanghai. The exhibition shows a clear example of how street style influences fashion brands. Whilst Zhang’s photography highlights that Shanghai is indeed fashionable, he still feels that the city may still be chasing the trends rather than leading the way as cities such as Paris do. However, with the ever-increasing success and awareness of Shanghai Fashion Week, new innovative fashion designers are able to showcase their talents within the city. Zhang expects, as time goes on, that Shanghai’s melting pot of heritage, contemporary international fashion and home grown talent will quickly become one of the leading fashion cities of the world. Events such as Shanghai Fashion Week show that, along with passionate individuals like photographer Roy Zhang, designers as well as the stylish city residents, Shanghai is determined to increase international interest in its street style and the fashion industry as a whole.

Zhang plans to continue to build his website and increase his following, to create a window into Shanghai street style. You can follow his work on his Tumblr, and Instagram @royonthestreet pages.


Lane Crawford Goes Big With Beauty Katie Wallis

Weighing in at an impressive 20,000-square-feet, the ground floor beauty department of Lane Crawford’s new Shanghai flagship offers not only plentiful helpings of size, but also a whole lot of service.


alking into Lane Crawford from Huai Hai Lu, it seems as though everything from the onyx floor, especially transported from the UK, to “the hub” in the middle of the department, decorated with high-backed armchairs and artworks by local Chinese contemporary artists, are designed to tap into the aspirational desires of customers in China. The ground floor beauty department not only features 48 of the world’s most recognisable beauty brands, including La Mer, Dior, La Prairie, Estee Lauder and more, but has given over 7,000-square feet exclusively to service. It’s a novel approach for the Shanghai market, which is rich in malls filled to

bursting with beauty brand concessions, but has a reputation for service that leaves much to be desired. “For the customer here, service is particularly important and the experience is particularly important,” Lane Crawford executive director, Andrea O’Donnell explained. The service areas take a top to toe approach to beauty, with make-up consultations, skincare and scalp analysis all supplied by a staff of dedicated Lane Crawford consultants, free of charge. There is also a hair salon and nail bar on site, operated by Il Colpo, a well-respected Hong Kong chain with more than 25 years experience in that market – along with a number of celebrity and socialite followers.

A basic cut and finish is priced from RMB 380, way up to RMB 2,300 if the salon’s chief director does the cutting. The nail bar, which is in a semi-open space outside of the salon, offers OPI manicures for RMB 286 – definitely at the higher end of the price spectrum in Shanghai – though Lane Crawford’s positioning at Times Square, surrounded by high-rise office buildings, may make it a popular lunchtime manicure option for the white collar workers nearby. The best thing about Lane Crawford’s arrival for Shanghai beauty lovers on a budget is the number of free services, from skincare consultations, makeovers and a very special arm massage being offered at the La Mer counter (to customers who book in advance). These services all involve independent advice from consultants who suggest, rather than pressure, customers into buying a certain product. These kinds of consultations have traditionally been available only to VIP customers, but Lane Crawford is now throwing the offerings open to anyone. Five minutes at the skincare analysis counter involved a close encounter with a smart scope, a hand held diagnostic tool,


originally from Korea, which measures oiliness, fine lines, pigmentation and the appearance of pores. A diagnosis of sensitive skin in need of extra hydration came as no surprise, but the extreme close-up images of decidedly unattractive skin on the accompanying iPad slideshow is certainly not for the faint of heart, or stomach. Another focus for Lane Crawford in putting together the beauty department for their Shanghai flagship was to offer brands that were, until now, either not available, or seldom available in the domestic Chinese market. One example is Cologne Atelier, which is exclusively distributed in Mainland China by Lane Crawford, and Fresh, with its Ancienne anti-aging moisturizing cream famously made by monks in a Czech Republic monastery. “I think education-slash-information for me is the cornerstone of service. Particularly, for Lane Crawford, when we are introducing brands such as LAtelier and people might not immediately understand what’s so special about them, it’s important we play a role in bringing these brands in and telling their story,” O’Donnell said.

Is Feeling Fruity Naughty? Jon Robinson


hy has fruit all of a sudden got such a bad rep? Well I suppose you could say it was Eve who started it off by taking a bite of the apple(!) but more recently it’s become common thinking that all fruit makes you fat. If I were a tree, I’d sack my agent. Most people get their fitness information from the Internet and it seems, as we have mentioned before, that many fitness leaders just seem to make stuff up. Fructose is guilty by association; but the fructose naturally found in fruit is not high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). HFCS is a cheap sweetener used in food production. You could argue that it’s unnatural as it is modified from cornstarch using enzymes but it has an extremely high glycemic load value; the main factor that relates to weight control. This means that the sweetener has a high sugar content, which is released into the system at a high rate; the knock-on effect being that you’re unlikely to be able to use the sugar, so certain hormone levels spike and trough (particularly insulin). HFCS has been used widely since the 70s and, it

is strongly linked to obesity and type II diabetes. It’s not just fizzy drinks though; from breads to cereals, soups to ketchup and so on, you’ll often find it added (it’s cheap after all!). Therefore naturally, as everyone knows, ingest more sugar than you need and you’ll gain weight. But how does fructose compare? Well simply, the glycemic load value of most fruits is pretty low. That means the sugars are released at a much slower rate, allowing your metabolism the time to use them. The actual pulp of the fruit itself is key here though too. The fibrous nature of, for example, an apple or an orange dictate the speed at which the sugars are released; therefore it doesn’t make sense to drink off-the-shelf fruit juices if you want to lose body fat, as the lack of the actual pulp means the sugars are released too quickly. Juicing at home using a blender is a little better but the blending itself will increase the speed at which the sugars are released when ingested. There are certain fruits that you might want to eat sparingly though. If you’re looking to lose weight, bananas are the most common to look out for, but generally, most fruit

is fair game, particularly if it is especially fibrous (apples, oranges, pears etc.). Surprisingly low too though are strawberries and pineapples. If you are looking to lose body fat, it makes good sense to limit other types of carbohydrate rich foods. Foods such as rice, noodles, bread are not too dissimilar to sweets/ candy in the way that the sugars are released (very quickly), so they can make you gain weight. You might seem a bit of an oddball in the canteen, swapping the bowl of rice for an apple or two, but after a week or so you would expect to notice a difference on your waistline. Many people find fruit only really fills them up if they use it as a dessert. Fruit does ferment in the stomach so for some people, fruit as a dessert isn’t comfortable, but unless you’re a permanently inebriated hummingbird eating its own bodyweight daily, this shouldn’t be an issue for most. For many (including myself), fruit makes a perfect mid-morning snack on it’s own. Find out what works best for you, but

as long as you don’t overeat (which is never a good idea), fruit can be a really useful (and healthy) tool in weight and appetite control. Pineapple season in the springtime is a particular highlight for me! Jon Robinson is an Exercise Physiologist (not Personal Trainer) and co-owner of Spinback Fitness.

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what’sHOTw Blathnaid Richardson

Slouchy Satchel

This new Jerome Dreyfuss Twee Mini Bag is receiving a lot of praise from both fashion lovers and celebrities alike, Sarah Jessica Parker amongst other celebrities having been photographed flaunting it. With its long strap, the bag can be worn as a cross over or on one shoulder as a chic companion to any outfit. The satchel comes in numerous prints and colours, being the perfect match accompaniment for any wardrobe. RMB 5,945. Jerome Dreyfuss, available at The Villa. The Villa, 1 Taojiang Lu, near Yueyang Lu. Tel: 6466 9322. Web:

Winter Warmers

In these winter months, it’s important to shield your hands from the harsh elements and these Paula KA Lambskin Gloves are the most fashionable way to do so. The softness of the lambskin will allow comfort and freedom of movement for your hands, while the buckles on the cuffs offer an edgy twist on the classic glove. RMB 1,920. Paule KA. B134-136, K11 Art Mall, 300 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu. Tel: 6312 9516

Bold Bomber Jacket

This water resistant bomber jacket from wings + horns is the ideal outerwear for men in the coming months. Both stylish and shielding, it’s perfect for those November showers and chillier days. The navy colour is also subtle enough to match the rest of your wardrobe making it a sensible investment. The darker lower panels, silver zips and studs add eyecatching details to offset the otherwise plain jacket. A contemporary way to wear the classic bomber jacket.

RMB 3,090. wings + horns, available at Aegis. 777 Julu Lu, near Fumin Lu. Tel: 5403 9869. Web:

Cardholder Credentials

If you’re a big time spender and need a place to hold all of your numerous credit cards, club cards and cash or just someone who likes to keep your belongings neat and tidy in one place, this Alfred Dunhill wallet is the perfect option for you. This classically constructed wallet has a black, textured leather exterior with a burgundy textured leather interior along with the beautiful Alfred Dunhill emblem. It also has two note sleeves as well as eight card slots. RMB 2,095. Alfred Dunhill, available at Mr Porter. Web:

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what’sCOOL Cosy Comforts

This knit jacket from Pull and Bear is the ultimate in cosy comfortable clothing. The loose fit of the jacket allows you to move with ease but is still flattering to all shapes and sizes. Layer the jacket over your winter warmers for a stylish look this season. RMB 299. Pull and Bear. 168 Fangbang Zhong Lu, near Yu Garden. Tel: 6136 3918. Web:

Pearls Of Wisdom

What could be more iconic than pearls? Pearls are the ultimate symbol of taste and opulence and these Josie Chen pearls give you another way to wear them. The three layers of pearls draw attention to the neck and décolletage while the black net encasing adds another dimension to the look. Matching earrings are also available to complete your look. RMB 800. Josie Chen, 382 Jianguo Xi Lu, near Taiyuan Lu. Tel: 5466 5321. Web:

Printed Perfection

Ted Baker’s Senny Oil Painting Shopper is the most feminine shopping bag we have ever seen. Although in muted winter colours, the durable material of the bag however means that it will last for seasons to come with no chance of the beautiful print fading. A matching printed umbrella is also avaliable! What’s not to love? RMB 599. Ted Baker. Unit 211, L’Avenue, 99 Xianxia Lu, near Zunyi Lu. Tel: 6070 7150. Web:

Laidback Luxe

The latest, highly anticipated H&M collaboration is set to be released this month. H&M have collaborated with French label Isabel Marant and those who are already Marant fans will not be disappointed. Marant’s flair for her contrast between tough and soft is easily identifiable in this collection with beautiful floaty fabrics offset by tougher prints and heavy jackets. What better season to give your wardrobe the Marant touch by adding a soft feminine twist to robust winter wear? This beautiful laced top is the perfect option, although, we do recommend you check out the full collection. It’s too good to pass up! RMB TBC. H&M. 881 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Taixing Lu. Tel: 6271 0022. Web: November13  TalkMagazine




GADGETS& Tracy Wong

Let’s Heat Things Up

Here, to replace that clunky whirring fan you’ve got sitting in the corner, is the newest in state-of-the-art space heaters. Dyson’s AM05 space heater is sleek, silent, and relatively unassuming next to the rest of your household furniture. Without the conventional blades, this dual heater-air cooler is the most efficient way to heat any space. And, if you have young children, this space heater is the ideal choice because there are no fast spinning blades or heating elements. If the unit is tipped over, it even automatically powers off. Complete with precise temperature control, this energy saver can bring warmth to your home this winter. Price: RMB 2,600 Web:

Eye Full Of Delight

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is truly a sight to behold. Featuring the world’s largest HD screen, the new smartphone boasts the best graphics money can buy. With a screen 6.4” large, watching movies, sending emails and Skyping have never been easier or clearer. In addition to sixteen hours of talk time, the best feature could possibly be the phone’s water resistance. Waterproof up to a depth of 1.5 meters, this phone is not just beautiful, but tough as well. Price: RMB 5,032 Web:

Get The Fit Bug

Sharing Is Caring

Although Samsung has come out with a wide range of new products over the past few months, the Samsung Galaxy NX is the company’s latest experiment. Splicing together social networking, the Android network and a love for photography, the Galaxy NX is a real camera with social networking made easy. Not to be confused with the Galaxy Zoom, a phone that thinks it’s a camera, the Galaxy NX is a fully functioning camera that has 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities. This new addition to the Samsung family may be your answer to sharing your life through high quality photographs and in real time. Price: TBC Web:

Slim, small and just about the most discreet fitness tracker out this year, the Fitbug Orb looks like a colourful gel watch. This little bracelet keeps track of your daily steps, calories and heart rate. What makes this fitness tracker different from other products is its three syncing modes – one for workouts, one set for 30-minute intervals and one for whenever you want it to sync. Allowing you to sync with a mobile application, the Fitbug Orb keeps your fitness organised and within reach on a daily basis. Price: RMB 444 Web:

Eco-Friendly Reading

The first e-reader offered by Amazon to feature a backlight, the Kindle Paperwhite is the perfect bedside companion. Granting you access to Amazon’s huge library of books for rent and purchase, the Kindle Paperwhite is your key to the latest in new literature. Unlike its competitors, the Kindle Paperwhite has a battery that will last up to eight weeks, even with the light on, and can hold up to 1,100 ebooks. So whether you’re a student or just an eager reader, the Kindle Paperwhite is your answer to going eco-friendly while accessing the perks of the largest online bookstore. The Paperwhite even comes with 3G capabilities for downloading anywhere. Price: RMB 1,073 Web:

Sweet Serenity

With a multitude of headphone options out on the market, it’s hard to say which ones are truly the best. Search no further - Bose brings us the latest in their noise cancelling earbuds; the QuietComfort 20. The renowned company's first in-ear headphones to offer noise-cancelling technology, these headphones are top of the line. Utilising dual microphones in each bud to detect and cancel out external sounds, you can control what you do and don’t hear when you’re listening to your favourite tunes via the novel ‘Aware Mode’. Price: RMB 2,540 Web:

Baby Got Bite

Gearing up for the holiday season, Lego’s newest invention is finally out on the market. R3PTAR, a robotic snake that can be programmed via a smartphone application, has hit the market. Offered in English, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, French, German, Dutch and Danish, each of these little robots has its own unique personality, and when equipped with snapping jaws and fangs, a little bite too! Although simple enough to be assembled and operated by young children, R3PTAR is part of Lego’s attempt to target a slightly older and more mature audience. Better snap these babies up! Price: RMB 2,275 Web:

App Of The Month: Eisenhower

Named after the United States president, D Eisenhower, this application is designed to help you manage multiple tasks at once. Handy for the coming holiday season, formulate lists and schedules by how urgently the task needs to be completed. Divided into four quadrants, the application can help you manage your schedule with the tap of a finger. Although this may take time at the beginning of your day, by designating what needs to be done now and what can wait until later, it can help make your day more efficient and organised! Price: RMB 19 Web:

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The Luxgen L7 – Can Genius And Luxury Really Be Combined? Mark Andrews


espite Luxgen being a name that few will be familiar with, not only is the brand on sale in a number of countries, but also last year, the L7 was the 20th best selling SUV in China. Parent group, Yulon, is a Taiwanese powerhouse that got their start license producing Nissans. Luxgen was formed in 2009 and is a new attempt (a 1980s one proving unsuccessful) at producing their own cars. Since 2011 they have been manufactured in China as a joint venture with partner company Dongfeng. The L7 was their first model to hit the market and is rapidly being joined by a growing range. Design wise, it is a medium sized SUV with modern, albeit slightly generic look. Whilst the general panel fit is fine, the bumpers are not attached to the rest of the body particularly well. For a brand whose name is supposedly a combination of ‘luxury’ and ‘genius’, you would expect more from the interior quality. Not only is it far below the standards of other joint ventures, it is worse than some domestic Chinese brands. Hard plastics dominate the design and the materials are badly put together; the leather trim over the door handles is loose and the plastic inlay on the steering wheel flimsy.

Technology, however, is this car’s forte and it puts many luxury manufacturers to shame. Despite not being touch controllable, the screen is a massive 10.2 inches and is key to many of the systems. Probably the best feature of the lot is Eagle View which provides a 360° view around the car with a depth of two metres, making parking an absolute cinch. When the indicator lights are selected, the screen displays a view of the rear blind spot. There is also a night vision system although we were unable to test it. All this is backed up by a call centre system (Chinese only) similar to General Motors’ OnStar, which can offer assistance and input destinations into the GPS. In the rear, there is ample space for three passengers but, unluckily, the middle traveller does not get a full seat belt. Rear seats can be moved forwards and backwards but do not appear to fold flat as well as they should. The boot opens and closes electrically and is capacious. One of the first things you notice when driving the car is that the leather,

electrically adjustable seat is quite hard. On the move, the 2.2 litre turbo engine is more than capable and gives a spirited performance. The five-speed automatic transmission proves unobtrusive but we failed to test the semi manual function (controlled by the gearbox as there are no paddle shifts). Buttons near the gear selector control the 4WD function with most of the time power going into the front wheels. Whilst we didn’t test the car off road, the suspension was poor at soaking up bumps and offered a fairly hard ride. Despite a slightly artificial feel to the steering, it was generally well weighted and the overall handling of the car was good with limited body roll. At speeds above 60km/h the lane departure warning

system activates and proves to be good at indicating unintentional straying from the lane via way of sounding a buzzer. There is a lot to like about this car. It is good looking and packs some great technology while offering a reasonable drive. However, the quality issues are hard to overlook. Prices range from RMB 188,000 to RMB 268,000.


Live Happy In Rayfont • Description: Rayfont Downtown Hotel Shanghai is situated in commercial district, near upscale shopping malls of incandescent Xujiahui. At the other end of the retail spectrum, Taikang Road (Tianzifang), a charming maze of lanes filled with independent boutiques, cafes and restaurant is also close at hand. • Location: It is located in Shanghai (Xuhui), close to Taikang Road(Tianzifang), Xujiahui shopping mall. Also nearby Huaihai Road and Xin Tian Di. • Room size: 50 Sq.m - 120 Sq.m

No.7 Zhao Jia Bang Road Shanghai China. Tel: +86 21 54077000. Fax: +86 21 54078397 Website: www.

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Shanghai – The Collage City Daniels Langeberg


hanghai is a city of abrupt juxtapositions between old and new, rough and smooth. Framed by the city's infinite vistas and viewpoints, one can superimpose these two seemingly disparate images by blurring their edges. What emerges is a cut-and-paste collage, a chaotic composition of elements that compress space and time to merge as one visual mutation. It enables you, if you stop and look closely enough, to observe in that instant the true realities of the city that was and is, and a vision of what might be. 

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2014 Culinary


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Lively Java+ is now officially open at Shanghai Marriott Luwan Hotel


ocated on the lobby level, Java+ is a convenient venue for a quick coffee or grab-and-go lunch. Freshly baked pastries, cakes, deli sandwiches, tossed salads and healthy juices are also part of the extensive selection. Highly recommended are the

various desserts and cakes, which entice foodies, and are made by Java+’s award winning pastry chef, John Qi. The venue boasts contemporary design with a spacious feel. The transparent glass windows let the sunshine beam through and are perfectly designed for guests who wish to take a relaxing break. Java+ offers healthy and light meals and beverages without abandoning any of the great flavours we all crave. Let yourself enjoy Shanghai Marriott Luwan Hotel’s delicacies. Shanghai Marriott Hotel Luwan. No.99 Jiangbin Road (end of Dapu Road), Huangpu District, Shanghai. Tel: (86 21) 5318 8888

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Trekking Northwest Vietnam

Ting Ting Lin and Eric Sweigard


seemingly endless series of rice terraces and an eclectic blend of ethnic minority hill tribes make the remote region surrounding the town of Sapa, in northwestern Vietnam, an ideal destination for travellers looking to trade Shanghai's smog for crisp mountain air. With no commercial airport, the most common route into the area is by bus or train from Hanoi. The overnight ride ends in Lao Cai where smaller minibuses make the one hour trip to Sapa and the two hour drive to Bac Ha. Our trip began in Bac Ha. On weekdays, the town itself is little more than a collection of empty guesthouses lining a single street. We arrived with no booked lodging and had our pick of several options for under $20 a night. Bac Ha can easily be explored on foot. Stroll through Hoang A Tuong Palace, a sprawling, empty French Colonial structure built in the early 1900s, completely out of place among the local architecture. If you're feeling more adventurous, rent a motorbike and follow the roads that weave through rice paddies on the mountains around Bac Ha. Stop over in Ban Pho village for a glimpse into the local lifestyle or take a dip where a refreshing mountain stream pools at the base of a small waterfall. Even without a strict itinerary, it’s hard to go wrong in the beautiful scenery surrounding Bac Ha. Every Sunday morning, sleepy Bac Ha is transformed as members of the local hill tribes descend into town for the weekly market hoping to buy and sell livestock, food, clothing and other necessities. Not at all aimed at tourists, the weekly market certainly attracts plenty. The empty hotels fill up and the pace of life escalates dramatically as the streets become packed with stunningly dressed ethnic minorities making their way to and from market. The Flower Hmong are the most vibrant. Women dressed head-to-toe in traditional garb peddle colourful handicrafts while the men, for the most part, sit and drink homemade corn vodka. When leaving Bac Ha, catch a minibus back to Lao Cai. From there, the drive to Sapa is a steep climb into

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the mountains. A long time stop on the backpacker trail, Sapa is the region's tourism hub, sitting in the shadow of Mt. Fansipan, the nation's highest peak. The city has a completely different feel than Bac Ha, where tourism is just beginning to catch on. Instead, busy hotels, restaurants, and souvenirs shops line the streets of the small, dense downtown area. Stop by the daily market for an assortment of Hmong handicrafts and local delicacies or take in the views from any of a number of restaurants overlooking the valley. While the crisp air, beautiful views and peaceful feel of the quaint mountain town may be hard to leave behind, the real magic happens on short multiday treks outside the city. Check out Sapa Sisters; a trekking company organised to benefit women in the local communities. Led by Hmong women, the various treks can accommodate groups of any size and skill level. Regardless of how fit you may be, the twelve year old Hmong girls who accompany each trek will make you feel out of shape, but they'll include plenty of breaks to let you catch your breath. Our guide, Zaazaa, who we found independently, was a 19-year old Black Hmong woman who grew up in the hills surrounding Sapa. She had amazing English and

answers to all our questions. Along the way, we stopped for a much needed cool down at a stream where a group of children were jumping from a rock on the bank into the deepest part of the pool. The children were incredibly independent and cared for their even younger siblings while their parents worked in town or in the rice fields. Next, Zaazaa guided us along the narrow paths that led to her childhood home; a humble wooden structure with a dirt floor in Ta Van village. We spent the afternoon chatting with her family as we took in breathtaking views of the endless valley below. That night, we slept at a homestay about an hour’s walk from Zaazaa's parents' house. If you're accustomed to lush accommodations, don't be scared off by the seemingly rustic conditions. Our homestay had hot water, western toilets and even Wi-Fi! On the second day of our trek, we continued our hike through bamboo forests, along the thin walls of centuries old rice terraces, past waterfalls and up soaring peaks. Words and pictures don't do the landscape justice. When we finally made it back to Sapa, we rewarded ourselves with well-deserved relaxing foot massages as we reflected on our stay. The incredibly gracious people, the stunning scenery and the calm pace of life make any visit to northwest Vietnam unforgettable.

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A Father’s Legacy Casey Hall

In the heart of Tianzifang, one of Shanghai’s most commercial enclaves, lies an art gallery with an entirely non-commercial purpose.


en Weiyin is now recognised as perhaps China’s original impressionist painter – a lover of colour and a depicter of uniquely Chinese settings, painted in a noticeably European style. During his lifetime, from 1918 to 1995, however, Ren’s legacy was not as bright as his canvases. Denounced by the communist government for his bourgeois sensibilities, he spent the prime of his life repairing shoes for less than RMB 1 per day, living in a tiny room with his wife and three children. One of those children is 55-year-old An Ren, a fashion designer and, for the past two years, gallerist. She opened a gallery devoted to hundreds of her father’s works in her possession two years ago – and not one of them is up for sale. “I don’t have children and I consider this gallery to be my child,” she told Talk over lunch in her French Concession home, before explaining that she is no hagiographer, and her father no saint. “I’m crazy about his work, but he wasn’t a very good father. Chinese men are very demanding. He was really a nasty husband, a womaniser… but as an artist, he was

great,” she added. The idea for the gallery came about following a solo show of her father’s work at the Shanghai Gallery Of Art. An Ren was thrilled with the response of the crowds who flowed through the gallery throughout the exhibition, but was heartbroken when it came time for the paintings to come down. “I wanted his works to just stay hanging so people can see them. He painted them for people to see and I feel as though these paintings are a part of Chinese history,” she explained.

The style of Ren Weiyin’s work is the product of a number of unique influences, which converge in a vibrant amalgamation of East-meets-West. His earliest influencers were European teachers hired by Ren’s aunt (and eventually adopted mother, who along with his uncle, took custody of the boy when his parents died). An Irish society lady, Ren’s aunt recognised his artistic talent when the boy was only seven and encouraged his study of European artistic styles. As a young man, however, Ren became

Sun Yu Solo Exhibition @ FQ Projects

“Gazing the Mountain” @ AroundSpace Gallery

fascinated with Chinese painting styles, an interest that would remain with him throughout his life. The aesthetic for which he is best known; ethereal oil-paintings which lack the solidity of the European style but are in keeping with traditional Chinese painting techniques, were not only born of a combination of interests, but also through necessity. “By the time the Cultural Revolution came around, we had very little money and he couldn’t afford the materials, even for very small paintings, so he started mixing paints with oil to make them last longer. But these experiences made him feel free and you can see from this time the paint used is less, lighter and more vivid,” she said. As for the future of the gallery, An Ren simply hopes to keep telling people the story of her father’s life and work, and hopefully, in the process, provide a link between today’s contemporary art boom and the country’s troubled recent history with artists. “It’s a shame for me to admit, but this country, even now, if you aren’t in the system, no one cares about you. My father was isolated, but in a way he was lucky, and he never gave up painting,” An Ren said. “So many intellectuals in China of his age at his time, they had no chance to live or work, their creativity was buried.” But not Ren Weiyin’s – the fruits of his labour are still hanging, and will stay there as long as his daughter can help it. Ren Weiyin Art Gallery, No. 3, Lane 210 Taikang Lu, near Sinan Lu

ART NEWS “Rendering” @ Aike-Dellarco

This group show features easel paintings from four, rather divergent artists. They are: Hangzhou-born Tang Dixin, who is perhaps best known for his “plaster cast” installations; Zhou Siwei, whose colourful depictions of people or other objects often appear unnervingly deconstructed; Hong Kong’s Chow Chun Fai, an occasional political candidate and consistently political artist; and Toshiyuki Konishi, whose abstract family portraits ooze with emotion. “Rendering” runs until 20 November at AikeDellarco, Room 102, Bldg 0, 50 Moganshan Lu. Tel: 5252 7164. Email: shanghai@ Web:

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Sun Yu is an emerging artist on many people’s list of “most likely”. In the past three years, his talent has evolved and his most recent pieces demonstrate an ever-maturing progression in his work. Though these paintings appear simple enough on the surface, closer inspection reveals and ominous core beneath. One section of the exhibition is given over to Sun Yu’s “Black Mountain” series of paintings, depicting a village on the outskirts of Beijing yet to be impacted by the capital’s ever-expanding development drive. Sun Yu’s Solo Exhibition runs until 20 December at FQ Projects, No. 76, Lane 927 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Nanchang Lu. Tel: 6466 2940. Web:

This is ink artist Ding Beili’s first solo exhibition and a good opportunity to check out a modern take on the ancient Chinese art form. The scenery she depicts in her ink paintings is subtle, layered and, in many ways, serene. Though Ding Beili’s style has a modern sensibility, her paintings could be showing us a Chinese mountain today, or as it stood a thousand years ago. “Gazing the Mountain” runs from 16 November to 31 December at AroundSpace Gallery, Suite 703, 33 Sichuan Zhong Lu, near Guangdong Lu. Tel: 138 0174 3061. Web:

“Surface, Material, Motion” @ Vanguard Gallery

A solo show from Liao Fei, an artist renowned for taking a scientific approach to his artistic endeavors, this time it’s sport being put under the microscope. Football, snooker, softball and hockey are all manmade pastimes designed to use the striking of a ball within a designated field of play. Sport, in Liao Fei’s world, can be used as a metaphor for life, in which we are all part of the material in motion on the surface of the planet. “Surface, Material, Motion” runs until 5 January, 2014, at Vanguard Gallery, Room 204, Bldg 4A, 50 Moganshan Lu. Tel: 6299 3523. Web:



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What Makes The Perfect International School For You And Your Family? Nyima Pratten

Deciding to bring your young child or children to live and study in a foreign country is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make for your family. Choosing to expose your child to a country different to their own nationality at such an important developmental stage of their lives will have a long lasting effect on their future and the way they see and interact with the world. These types of children create their own cultural identity from the experiences around them and are collectively known as “Third Culture Kids” or TKDs – children who spend a significant portion of their developmental years in a culture outside their parents’ passport culture(s) – however, you must carefully select the right support system to hone their impressionable young minds. International schools provide a crucial support system and are perfect to take advantage of the new and exciting opportunities they are exposed to and help them build a lifelong network of other likeminded youngsters. Selecting the correct school and being confident in their service can be challenging, but Talk magazine sat down with a group of international school teachers, with over 20 years of international teaching experience between them, to create a list of questions you should keep in mind when in contact with your chosen international school. What educational system does the school follow? It is important to check on the nationalities of the teachers and the curriculum they are teaching to ensure that they fit with your long term plans for your child’s education. If you predict that your family will repatriate or move to a different country within your child’s educational career, it is important to ensure that the transition is cohesive and that it is possible for them to continue with, as near as feasible, to their current syllabus, be it the British system, American system, International Primary Curriculum (IPC), International Baccalaureate (IB). It is also important to ask what type of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programmes teachers experience, in order to keep upto-date with continuous changes in education.

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Do they have a School Psychologist on hand who can be accessed by not just your child, but also the family as a whole? Seeing a trained Educational Psychologist is important for children who might be experiencing problems, such as social and emotional issues or learning difficulties within the educational setting. The psychologist will aim to enhance the child’s learning and can offer consultation and advice to parents in order to support families who are making the adjustment to life in a new country. Is there a strong community spirit within the school? A strong community spirit in a school is crucial to the success of a child’s education.

Schools that offer different activities throughout the year such as residential trips to other parts of the country, or even abroad, can broaden a child’s mind. Furthermore, by understanding different cultures, traditions as well as religions, and celebrating these important events in school, teaches very important life lessons about acceptance, diversity and cultural awareness. Schools with strong links to the local community and charity projects in their host country are also beneficial for the students to integrate with their host community and learn about their surroundings. What does the school view as achievement? Many people think of ‘achievement’ as high marks in tests and exams only, but there is more to achievement than that. Some children are not as academically gifted as others and success shouldn’t just be based on academic achievement. On the other hand, some children are academically ‘gifted’, but have problems either socially, such as working within a group, or in ‘non academic’ subjects such sports or in the arts. Understanding how the arts and sports are viewed in relationship to your child’s needs could be very important. You should expect to have a very well-rounded child at the end of their education. However, if the school only places importance on ‘academic’ success, without the arts or sports, then they will not have benefitted from a broad education. Find out about the arts and sports programmes offered, as well as extracurricular activities provided. Ask if the school takes part in any league championships

involving schools in the host country as well as internationally or in musical or art events and performances. How does the school cater to individuals and how do they differentiate and cope with children who have different abilities? The school should cater to each child by ensuring that what is expected of them is at the correct level rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. Many teachers aim for the middle but this approach does not take into account the more able and less able students. Every child should be stretched at their own level and taken out of their comfort zone to a place where they are challenged but feel secure. An environment where children feel secure to take risks in their learning is of the utmost importance. Giving children the confidence to take on a challenge where they can attain success no matter which level they are at, will instil in them a sense of self-assurance enabling them to feel confident enough to take on more challenges in the future. Finally, which languages does the school teach? The host country’s language, Mandarin in this case, is naturally at the top of the agenda, but what other languages do they offer? Choosing a school with your preferred language, or languages, can help a child easily assimilate into their next country of residence, repatriate or build a strong platform for a career in the future. As I’m sure we are all aware, the ability to speak multiple languages is a life skill you just can’t put a price on.

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Education Supplement Education is of the utmost importance to international families when making the move to Shanghai. However, it is also essential that children have a good balance between academic excellence and active participation in the arts, local community and sports in order to gain a well-rounded understanding of the world before them. Talk has assembled a selection of our favourite extra curricular activities for children of all ages in the city.

Awesome Day Care

Awesome Day Care is a pre-school which welcomes both children and parents to come and be a part of an active and friendly community in the heart of Shanghai. The centre has programmes that are designed to help each child develop at their own pace by student centred learning in a safe environment. All activities are bilingual, in both Mandarin and English, and activities include a mix of crafts, music, physical movement, outdoor play, book reading and visits to the baby swimming pool, giving children a great mix and balance of activities. Classes are open to children of 18 to 30 months old with group sizes of 12 children maximum. Awesome Day Care. Suite B106, Lane 99 Wulumuqi Zhong Lu, near Anfu Lu. Tel: 5403 9916. Web: www.awesomekidsclub.

Shanghai Redleaf Women And Infants’ Centre If you are an expectant mother or a new mother in Shanghai and are worried about pre and post-natal care, Redleaf Hospital could provide the support you are looking for. Located in the heart of the city, Redleaf Hospital is designed to meet high-class international hospital and hotel standards while also providing comprehensive and dedicated care for the women and children in Shanghai. Redleaf Hospital aims to provide services to give you and your little one the best start, specialising in obstetrics, gynaecology, newborn care, postpartum recovery and earlychild development. Redleaf Hospital prides itself on being the first comprehensive international standard women’s hospital in China.

Redleaf Women And Infants’ Centre. 1209 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Donghu Lu. Tel: 6196 1133 Web:

The Little Gym

The Little Gym offers a wide range of different activities for children of four months through to 12 years of age. All stages of physical development are covered, from crawling across a mat, to mastering a summersault at age three, to trying a handspring at age six before asserting leadership skills in both the gym and throughout the community. The Little Gym has used their 37 years of experience and endless research to design a programme that best benefits children at different stages of childhood. The Little Gym also has different locations across Shanghai to ensure that children have the opportunity to be physically active, learn new skills and constantly improve and build upon each newly acquired skill. The Little Gym. Multiple locations in Shanghai. Tel: 6481 0608. Web: www.

Els’ Kitchen

Spark your children’s interest in cooking and in food! Els’ Kitchen provides a safe and creative home kitchen for children to learn the fundamentals of cooking such as cooking techniques, vocabulary and how to use different utensils. Even the fussiest of eaters will devour their own creations! Classes are open to children from the age of six upwards and are limited to eight children per class, therefore ensuring that they are constantly supervised whilst allowing them to socialise and build their confidence within the small group. RMB 400 (per person per class), RMB 1500 (per person for any four themed workshops). Els’ Kitchen. 86 Windsor Place, 2,222 Jianhe Lu, near Pingxi Lu. Tel: 137 9523 2215. Web:

Elan Library

Elan Library is the first all English library for children in Shanghai. Elan Library provides over 4,000 books for children aged six to ten years old. It aims to inspire children to read, encourages an interest in storytelling and provides youngsters with a platform that will develop their reading skills. The library offers reading and writing classes for primary school students to help with invaluable life skills such as writing efficiently as well as successfully reading and comprehending a piece of text. Elan Library can also provide a one-on-one coach to help determine the reading level of each individual child and, as a result, personalise a way of learning to benefit their needs. RMB 1,200 (five day pass). Elan Library. Room 405, Taihao Tower, 3211 Hongmei Lu, near Chengjiaqiao Zhi Lu. Tel: 6053 1190

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JZ Kids – JZ School

JZ School gives children and teens the chance to get inspired by music and become motivated to learn to play a musical instrument. Music classes start for children as young as 18 months and go all the way through to adolescence. Younger children benefit from classes given by early learning specialists who know how to stimulate and inspire children. The school offers a range of classes from baby ballet and children’s choir to percussion fun. There is a junior music syllabus for children from the age of six that offers a choice of instrument, musicianship and junior ensemble classes. For teenagers, students can choose from the modern music programme where instrument instruction, ensemble and modern music theory options can be taken. They also offer individual classes as well as integrated study packages. Students also get the opportunity to perform live at different events and concerts throughout the year. JZ Kinds – JZ School. Unit 12, Lane 280, Wukang Road, near Hunan Lu. Tel: 5403 6475. Web:

Meadowbrook Equestrian and Rural Activity Centre

If you are looking for a place outside the bustling city for your children to enjoy some time in the countryside, Meadowbrook Equestrian and Rural Activity Centre is a great option. Located in the countryside of Qingpu District, Meadowbrook offers both one-on-one as well as group horse-riding classes for children of all ages. With two covered arenas for riding, dressage and show jumping, it is the perfect place to develop riding skills and confidence as well as learning how to love and care for horses. They also organise a summer camp in Germany and Poland for students every July. Meadowbrook provide classes in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. Meadowbrook Equestrian and Rural Activity Centre. 2,780 Shenzhuan Highway. Tel: 6983 0022 or 6983 0055. Web: www.


That’s Mandarin

If you and your family have moved to Shanghai, trying to make the change as easy and non-disruptive for your children as possible is of the utmost importance. But, you may also want to give them the opportunity to become immersed in the Chinese culture and benefit from the exciting experience. That’s Mandarin offer Mandarin classes for children that allows them to learn in an easy and fun way. They offer specialised camps and private classes. Students get to take part in excursions and trips and the full camp package provides children with accommodation and evening or weekend trips. That’s Mandarin also offer a homestay option that places children in safe and trusted Chinese families.

Once the comfort of university is over, looking for a job and deciding on a career move can be a daunting idea. CRCC Asia provides an opportunity for your child to get their first step onto the career ladder whilst also giving them the opportunity to travel and explore other cultures. CRCC Asia offers working visas for one, two or three months for internships in California. This opportunity gives interns work experience in an international setting, enhancing their resume and giving them a better chance of finding employment after. Interns will also receive a recommendation letter upon their successful competition of the work experience programme. CRCC Asia provides their carefully selected interns with accommodation, a work placement, training and networking events. Internships are also available in selected cities around China. CRCC Asia. Room 1,111, 1 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Xizang Nan Lu. Tel: 3330 0850. Web:

That’s Mandarin. 3/F, unit 12, 273 Jiaozhou Lu, near Xinzha Lu. Tel: 6152 0017. Web:

Editor’s Pick: MultiSport

Tutors In China

Tutors In China is a great resource for children to get help outside the classroom in subjects they may require extra help with. The company offers both one-on-one as well as group classes. Tutors In China aims to support its students and parents in Shanghai by speaking directly to their students’ schools in order to understand where the individual thrives and where they need support. Tutors In China provides young tutors thereby allowing their students to engage more with the tutor and the subject being taught. Each tutor undergoes a continuous professional training programme and has at least two years experience and a degree in the subject they tutor. Tutors In China. Room 805, 69 Yanping Lu, near Xinzha Lu. Tel: 6267 3993 or 1348 2100 343. Web: www.

MultiSport is an organisation that caters for expatriate families living in Shanghai. They strive to develop and deliver physical education to international clients in a safe, supportive and motivational environment. MultiSport can help to make physical exercise and leading a healthy lifestyle fun! As we know, children have an endless supply of energy, and by giving them an outlet to burn this energy in a positive sporting way, it makes for healthy, happy and less demanding children at home!

MultiSport’s systematic approach to learning has been endorsed by a number of professional sporting bodies such as the British Gymnastics Association and the Amateur Swimming Association to provide internationally recognised awards. These progressive award schemes offer an excellent opportunity for children to attain an internationally recognised standard which is a great incentive and motivator for participants.

Qualified physical education coaches, all of whom come from international backgrounds and specialise in specific areas of sport, run MultiSport classes. All classes are taught in English and primarily aimed at children aged between three to 12 years. MulitSport also collaborates with leading international schools, clubs and residences to provide a wide selection of in-house programmes.

Along with swimming and gymnastic classes, MulitSport also provides coaching in trampolining, basketball, MultiSport (a signature programme combining a wide range of popular games and activities), tennis, soccer and adult fitness. MulitSport. Multiple Locations in Shanghai. Tel: 5465 5715 Web:

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Talented Youth At Dulwich College Shanghai


he Center for Talented Youth (CTY) is an institute within Johns Hopkins University whose mission is to identify students with high academic talent and provide them with rigorous and engaging academic programs and services. Some of the most advanced young learners worldwide are identified through its annual Talent Search. Since 1979, over 1.5 million U.S. and international students have participated in the search.

as Grand Award recipients and are invited from around the world to Johns Hopkins University in October for the Grand Award Ceremony where they received a medal honoring their outstanding academic achievements.

Between 1 March 2012 and 28 February 2013, more than 34,000 students worldwide enrolled in the CTY Talent Search. Of that group, fewer than 450 students in Asia were awarded with High Honours, a level reached by only 25% of all test takers. The top 3% of all test takers are recognised

“Our students continue to demonstrate a huge appetite for learning, a number of them attending CTY summer schools in the US and, despite extremely busy schedules, under-taking additional online courses. Long may their thirst continue.” Mr. Nicholas Botting, Deputy Headmaster.

Twenty-two Dulwich College Shanghai students were awarded High Honours in Mathematics during the 2013 academic year. In addition, four students also earned the coveted Grand Award.

Beyond The Classroom: The Many Benefits Of Being Part Of An International School "Family"


or families living abroad, one of the many benefits is the sense of community that is developed, often originating from the children’s school. Beyond the obvious friendships that are established between students and families, there are a host of other benefits in the form of support from the school itself. At Yew Chung International School of Shanghai (YCIS Shanghai), students and parents find that the school offers their family advantages across a wide spectrum, ranging from educational to social.

Developing Friendships That Carry On Post Graduation While immersed in the international curriculum at YCIS Shanghai, students build strong friendships that, upon graduating, alumni discover are as portable and as globally applicable as their IB diploma. As YCIS Shanghai graduate, Mabel Chan (class of 2012), discovered in her first year of studying business at university in London, the connections she built at YCIS continue to have benefit. When tasked with creating a short film advertisement project, Mabel enlisted her YCIS Alma Mater to help. ”When I was determining which background music to use, I reached out to some of my fellow alumni who have very strong music skills. Two of my good friends helped me compose and record a song on piano, and another friend, separated by a considerable time difference, woke up at 3am to help me mix the music with special effects. At the end, my university group received the ‘Best Marketing Award,’ and I was so grateful to have such good friends that I could reach out to when needed and they know the same would hold true on my end as well.” With students graduating to top universities around the world, the lasting friendships

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“graduate” to become part of an expansive, global alumni network.

Ensuring Students Are Positioned For Success

The success of YCIS alumni is assisted by the University Guidance Team, which mentors each student to ensure they are well prepared for life after graduation. YCIS Shanghai customises the university guidance process to understand what each individual student is interested in, says John Yi Liu, University Guidance Counsellor. “We learn about each individual student’s learning styles and natural intelligences and we have individual meetings with the students to discuss the vision they have in mind for university. Then, we help them compile a list of potential schools based on very specific criteria: programmes that support their desired career, where they feel they would want to live, the size of the school they would prefer, and more.” Based on this information, majors and universities are selected, followed by one-on-one discussions with students and their parents about the specific details of preparing for university, from the finer points of personal statement writing, to how to prepare a competitive application, to transitioning to university life beyond Shanghai. With this type of individualised attention from the schools’ guidance counsellors, students are able to clearly define a sense of direction for

their future plans and develop confidence for this giant next step.

Building Social Connections Through The Parent’s Organisation

The school’s Parent’s Organisation (POP) is another branch of the extended international school family, offering community and support to students and parents and helping families forge long-lasting bonds. POP activities are designed to engage both new families and old with fun events on campus, activities, classes, volunteer opportunities and trips. “We help parents adjust and settle in with activities designed to empower them to help their

children, with recommendations on where to buy necessities, health and safety workshops, with language corners and by building friendships through our trips and classes,” says Ms Luciene Hang, Parent Relations Officer. “Parents are grateful for the friends they’ve made at the school and appreciate how much their own cultural borders develop,” she adds. Parents benefit from the introduction to not only a new city, but also new friends, activities and interests, which last well beyond their time in Shanghai. Finally, on top of all of the benefits that come from being part of the community of an international school, the icing on the cake: students at YCIS Shanghai graduate having studied in one of the most progressive programmes of international education in China, transforming them into global-minded citizens.



New & Noted Jamie Barys

Da Dong Roast Duck Restaurant What: Peking duck and haute Mandarin cuisine Where: 5F, Reel Mall, 1601 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Changde Lu. Tel: 3253 2299. Web: Why: China’s national dish has migrated south


a Dong’s claim to fame is Peking duck, a dish that has a culinary history stretching back to the Yuan Dynasty, but the restaurant serves fare from the front lines of modern Chinese cuisine. An evolving Beijing institution since 1985, Da Dong’s celebrated reputation has preceded its opening in Shanghai. A week after opening, diners were already queuing for hours (with the help of complimentary boxed wine) for a taste of China’s culinary future. One peek at the restaurant’s 160-plus page menu and you’ll see why it’s worth the wait. Instead of the slapdash dishes thrown straight from wok to table, Da Dong creates edible works of art, plated as much for photoshoots as they are for eating. Of course the main event is the duck – just check out the three brick kilns in the centre of the dining room that serve as both kitchen and entertainment – but Chef Dong Zhenxiang is more than a one trick pony. The celebrity chef regularly travels abroad, cooking alongside world famous chefs in Michelin-starred restaurants and picking up inspiration for fusion dishes like roasted duck skin topped with black caviar (RMB 80), lobster noodles with Beijing bean paste (RMB 238) and soy braised foie gras (RMB 98/147/196). Even the famous ducks are updated for modern palates. Da Dong roasts their birds for 20 minutes longer than the

traditional recipe; a culinary trick that sets it apart from other birds of a feather by melting the fat into the embers resulting in a leaner, crispier frame. While Da Dong’s duck may be lower in calories, the flavour is at full strength, and the finished product is amazingly grease-less while still exuding succulent richness. Carved tableside with the precision and artistic flair of a master sculptor, the duck (RMB 268) is served with a compartmentalised platter of condiments and accoutrements (RMB 8 per person). Dip the delicate, golden skin in granulated sugar, and both will melt on your tongue. Dark meat rimmed with a layer of fat holds up to the robust bean paste, a succulent combination that wraps up with scallions and cucumber in steamed wheat pancakes for a bite worthy of an emperor. On our visit, the traditional julienned radish was replaced with hami melon, a sweet

twist that plays well with the gamey meat. The rest of the menu is a nod to the country’s varied cuisines, with Chef Dong utilising what he calls a “vast China” cooking concept that incorporates elevated flavours and techniques into traditional regional dishes. Gone are the simple days of garlic and green onions tossed with soy sauce fried rice (RMB 28); instead caperberries and mint mingle with crisp baby green peas in his updated classic. Crowned with sprigs of rosemary, Beijing’s famous braised eggplant (RMB 46/69) absorbs its musky flavour from whole heads of garlic and star anise. Nests of zhajiang mian (RMB 18) tangled with fava beans are tossed tableside with two flavours: traditional salty bean paste and marinated lurou pork. The meal ends with a simple plate of green jujubes enrobed in wisps of smoke - courtesy of a bed of dry ice. It’s all very flashy chic, with a neon blue dining room that feels more like the Lido deck of a 1980s cruise ship than one of China’s most cutting edge 21st century restaurants. But it’s a decadent and delicious dinner fit for table selfies and Instagram photos marked #foodporn, and there’s nothing more modern China than that.

Samfaina Resto & Gastrobar By Franki What: Catalonian cuisine, with a dash of Mediterranean flavours Where: 532 Fuxing Zhong Lu, near Sinan Lu. Tel: 5352 1361. Web: www. Why: Outstanding food & drink from passionate Spaniards


amfaina’s menu doesn’t look like any other Spanish restaurants’ in the city. There’s not a single tapas dish, or even paella. Instead, you’ll find inspired plates of specialty tartars, desserts dreamed up from childhood memories and a heck of a lot of Iberico ham. The team of young F&B pros running the joint have been cherry-picked from Shanghai’s top Mediterranean restaurants. They know exactly what they’re doing, and it looks (and tastes) like they had a lot of fun doing it. In addition to the sleek and stylish restaurant, the high ceilings shelter two drinking establishments. Tucked away off the dining room, La Bodega is a chilly wine cellar stocked with bottles designed to pair perfectly with the food. Downstairs is Bar Sifon, where a Barcelona-imported mixologist is pouring fresh takes on classic cocktails like the Manhattan (RMB 70) aged in a Jerez sherry barrel. With a picture window opening up on to the street level, the soft lighting and fashionable clientele vaults the bar right into Shanghai’s see-and-be-seen category. In the kitchen is Chef Franki, formerly of El Patio, who draws on his classical French training and Catalonian heritage to whip up “unexpected” salads and soups “with a twist”, alongside market fresh catches sourced daily from an early morning trip to the markets. Degustation menus (starting at RMB 380 for six courses) are the best way to eat your way through his creative repertoire – and in a nice touch Samfaina is donating a portion of the profits from each multi-course meal to charity. Creamed corn topped with a fat oyster and ribbon of Joselito Iberico ham (RMB 78) then drizzled with olive oil was a confusingly delicious combination of sweet, brine and salt and was an indication of the exceptional meal to

come. The bowl was all but licked clean before the cold tomato soup (RMB 98) arrived. This refreshing appetizer forgoes the peppers and garlic of traditional gazpacho, substituting them for elegant Boston lobster claws and smooth avocado ice cream for a taste of decadence. The unctuous slice of pork feet terrine (RMB 168) repeated the same feat, offering us familiar flavours with exotic additions that took the dish to a whole different level. Melting into a bed of silky mashed potatoes and light pork gravy, the fatty meatloaf was delicious on its own, but it was the smoky grilled octopus on top that made it one of our favourite dishes of the meal. If we weren’t already converts by the time dessert arrived, the green apple and white chocolate pudding (RMB 38 a la carte) would have made believers of us all. Topped with diced black olives, it was as bewildering as it was delicious. We’ll be back just for another spoonful of that. It feels like a new Spanish restaurant pops up weekly in this town, and – to be honest – it was getting to be a bit too much, but this meal proved that we haven’t seen it all from the Iberian Peninsula. Samfaina manages to set itself apart from the other offerings around town without an ounce of kitsch or quirk. The food is young, but soulful – and just downright delicious. November13  TalkMagazine




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 November.


othing feels better than eating a delicious multi-course meal, except for giving to children in need. Now you can do both with the Third Annual Chifan for Charity (www. event on 9 November. Last year, the event raised over RMB 875 million. This year, 57 generous Shanghai restaurants donated a table of 10 to the cause, complete with paired degustation menus, followed by a killer after party with lucky draws, silent auction, live entertainment and free alcohol. All the proceeds go to lifechanging heart surgery for children, helping the disabled and combating homelessness. All you do-gooders have to do is drink and eat, so go sign up on their website now. With newly-opened malls and hotels around the city putting on finishing touches, Shanghai is flush with freshfaced restaurants to try, including new cavernous yum cha restaurant Jing’an Shangri-La’s Jade Garden ((Unit S4-01, Jade Garden

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4F, Jing’An Kerry Centre, 1238 Yan’an Zhong Lu, near Changde Lu. Tel: 5243 8088. Web: Part of the Maxim restaurant group’s fleet of 50-plus eateries in southern China, Hong Kong and Macau, JG is their first foray into Shanghai. They’re bringing signature “creative Cantonese” dishes from all their different award-winning outlets, including the decadent baked curried seafood stuffed in a conch shell. The innovative pineapple bun is worth a visit in itself – triple the standard size, the pastry actually comes stuffed with the fresh fruit. Jade Garden earned a Michelin star in 2010, but prices are surprisingly reasonable. Dim sum should only set you back about RMB 150 per person. Also getting rave reviews next door at the Jing’an Kerry Center is Auto Bistro (North Block, Jing’an Kerry Center, 1238 Yan'an Zhong Lu, near Changde Lu. Tel: 6252 1507. Web: cn), the latest in upscale dining from the Wagas group. This Mediterraneaninspired menu has great lunch sets starting at RMB 98, and their stellar gnocchi and ravioli are made in-house. Piggybacking on the shopping plaza dining trend, Thai Town, a Taiwanese Bubbles Bar


Burdigala Wine Bar

chain with a big following in Asia, is expanding to the Mainland next month, opening the first location in Reel Shopping Mall (1601 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Changde Lu) – it’s their 60th in the region, so you can expect a slew in Shanghai soon. Also, keep an eye out for new eats at 10 Corso Como (Wheelock Square, North Annex, 1717 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huashan Lu. Tel: 6286 1072), that funky new Milanese boutique mall from the former editor of Vogue, Italy. They’ve already opened their café and bar, and an Italian restaurant is imminent. New eats aren’t limited to malls this month – with a few stand-alone shops opening. Or reopening, in the case of Boonna (1690 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Hunan Lu. Tel: 6433 0835). The cheap café was completely gutted for renovation, and added a second floor bistro called Macasa. They’re aiming for an early November relaunch, but construction looked like it still had a long way to go as the magazine was heading to press.

Burdigala Wine Bar (301 Jiashan Lu, near Jianguo Lu. Tel: 6422-9826. Web: has opened its second, much larger venue in the former French Concession with a beautiful terrace and vaulted ceilings – there’s even a private walkway to the attic wine cellar. Expect more bistro style dishes and lots of Bordeaux! The man behind Kartel is taking a stab at Italian dining with Soprano (993 Wuding Lu, near Jiaozhou Lu ), a small trattoria just down the block from the bustling wine bar strip. In more Italian cuisine news, Scarpetta (33 Mengzi Lu, near Xujiahui Lu. Tel: 3376 8223) reopened in October after two months of renovations. They’ve finished that pesky second floor, but everything else is pretty much business as usual – if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? Mazel tov to Shanghai Slims chef Adam Levin! Archie B’s (G/F, Superbrand Mall, 168 Lujiazui Xi Lu, near Lujiazui Huan Lu. Tel: 5881 5899), his NY-style delicatessen that started in Hong Kong more than a decade ago, has finally made its way to Shanghai and brought reubens to share. And word on the street is Salud, a mainstay of Beijing nightlife for the past seven years, is trying its hand at a southern offensive. No news yet on where that will be located, but we’ll keep our ear to the ground.

Chef Talk: Chef Chau Oi Fong, Chinese Executive Chef Of Ming Yuan @ Banyan Tree Shanghai On The Bund Nyima Pratten


n September of this year, Chef Chau Oi Fong joined Banyan Tree Shanghai On The Bund as Executive Chef of Ming Yuan Chinese restaurant. Even before Talk’s welcomed invitation to go down and meet Chef Chau in person, news had reached our ears of “an awesome new dim sum brunch deal at the Banyan Tree” from some of our most reliable food sources. So, of course, we were more than happy to experience the new offerings at Ming Yuan for ourselves.

Sautéed Prawns And Scallops With Black Truffle Sauce

Chef Chau is a Honk Kong native, so naturally diners can expect a strong dim sum menu and an array of other Cantonese dishes, however, Chef Chau is a very talented chef who has been working in the industry since 1999 and can also turn his hand to innovative Chinese cuisine. Since Chef Chau’s appointment, Ming Yuan has released a new “all you can eat” brunch menu that includes a selection of cold dishes, BBQ, soups, hot dishes, porridge, rice, noodles, dim sum and desserts. This specially selected all you can eat brunch menu is available on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays between 11:30am and 4:30pm for RMB 168 (+15% surcharge) per person. We sat down with Chef Chau over a selection of dishes from the new all you can eat menu and, when he wasn’t trying to fill our plates with dim sum gems – Chinese parent style – from the

Ingredients Sea Scallops Prawns

Black Truffle Oil Salt



Red Peppers

Chicken Seasoning Powder

Yellow Peppers numerous steaming baskets dominating our table, he told us about his new signature dishes from the a la carte menu at Ming Yuan. We were lucky enough to sample two of Chef Chau’s freshly made signature dishes; wagyu beef with black pepper (RMB 450) and sautéed prawns and scallops with black truffle sauce (RMB 238). The wagyu beef was extremely tender and oozing with a rich umami flavour with a slight hint of spice from the black pepper while the sautéed prawns and scallops were so fresh and sweet that a light truffle sauce was all they needed to enhance their natural

Method Cut through the prawns’ backs to devein them. Marinate the scallops and prawns by mixing them with the sugar, salt and chicken seasoning powder. Cut red and yellow peppers into thin slices. Quickly flavours and worked perfectly with the crunch of the slightly al dente asparagus on the side. After Chef Chau re-emerged from the kitchen, from cooking our signature dishes to order, he told Talk that the sautéed prawns and scallops with black truffle sauce

boil the scallops, prawns and asparagus in boiling water before transferring them to a wok. Stir-fry the ingredients in hot oil before adding black truffle sauce. Cook until tender. was one of his favourite dishes to make and was a perfect warm, hearty but healthy dish for the impending winter months. Upon finishing the last juicy scallop on our plate, we asked him to share with us his special recipe. Luckily, he obliged with one tip - buy sea scallops that are freshly imported from Japan. Happy cooking!


1788 Square


rom October 1st, 2013, Shanghai’s Jazz Festival “Jazz around the city” started at Square 1788, Jing’an District, with professional musicians and orchestras from all over the world participating in the performance. Performers included American Sax Master Vincent Herring, winner of numerous Grammy Awards and a leader of his industry as well as American cross over Jazz and Guitar artist Chieli Minucci, who won the highest

television and movie music award, the Emmy Award, three times. There were also performances by excellent orchestras during the I Love My Music 2013 event. The opening show lasted for three days at 1788 Square and proved to be an outstanding beginning for the series of “Jazz around the city” shows. There were also plenty of other activities for audiences to enjoy, including a lottery draw, cuisine tasting and present giving.

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Alternative Eats: Tinys Best Emily Hoyle


inys Best is another great example of the entrepreneurial ventures that sprout up in Shanghai, and we are pleased to welcome the new American style jerky brand to the mix. Clay Roup was tired of eating tea-eggs as part of his workout regime that required a snack inline with his lower carbs and high protein diet. After experimenting for six months with his jerky making machine, brought over the from the USA along with various recipes, Eliza, aka ‘Tiny’, suggested a hometown Hunan recipe to spice things up. After searching the city for western style jerky, Clay and Eliza decided there was a gap in the market. They partnered up, and began bagging and selling Tinys Best jerky. A lot of patience goes into producing the jerky made from natural ingredients; it

takes one day to marinate, one day to cook and one day to dry. The packaging reflects the homemade quality of the brand as all the brown paper bags are individually stamped. No two bags are alike, and this adds to the authenticity of the Tinys Best brand. The classic beef jerky is homage to what you might find at a Texas road-side store, and the Hunan chicken is a new addition to the jerky market but is proving to be popular. Tinys Best will begin to introduce a new flavour each month and test the market with their creative flavours; favourites will stay on as full time options. Clay has learnt his technique through trial and error. He understands the cost implicated when mistakes are made, however, he is a perfectionist, and no jerky will be released until it is perfect. The future looks bright for Tinys Best, with Thai Chili Lime, described as ‘a party in the mouth’, as well as Biltong, a South African take on jerky, on their way to the market. People are quick to fall in love with the chewy meat and demand is currently

exceeding supply. Clay’s plan for the future is simple - to create the best jerky in China. For now, that plan looks as if it is coming to fruition. If you have heard enough and your mouth is watering, you can get your hands on Tinys Best jerky at Avocado Lady (274 Wulumuqi Lu, near Wuyuan Lu), The Rooster (51 Yongkang Lu, near Xiangyang Lu), Pantry (205 Wulumuqi Nan Lu, near Jianguo Xi Lu), Chapin House (2,622

Jinqiao Lu, near Jinxiu Lu) and Bubba’s Texas BBQ (The Cool Docks 2, Wharf 1846, Section 4, 653 Waima Lu, near Wangjiamatou Lu and 2,262 Hongqiao Lu, near Jianhe Lu). Tinys Best Beef Jerky retails at RMB 30 for a 50g bag and RMB 100 for a 200g bag where as Tinys Best Chicken Jerky retails at RMB 35 for a 50g bag and RMB 100 for a 250g bag. You can also keep up-to-date with Tinys Best’s latest stockists and events on their website at


Wine Talk: Lady Asti Sparkling Wine


sti is a sparkling wine that is produced in the southern parts of the Peidmont region in northwest Italy by Asti DOCG (Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed) consortium. It is one of the most prestigious Italian wines along with Barolo, Barbaresco, Amarone, however, it is the best-sold Italian wine with around 100 million bottles opened every year. Asti sweet sparkling wine is made out of the Moscato grape and the only DOCG wine of its kind. The aromatic sparkling wine is unique because of its exceptional characteristics; musky aroma and taste, immediate fragrance, balanced natural sweetness and moderate alcohol content. Asti also maintains its fragrance and aromas of the fresh grapes more than any other wine in the world. Asti’s territory of production includes around 10000 hectares of vineyards and establishes the rules and regulations of production for the vineyards, wines produced and commercialisation of the bottles. 4200 families of grape growers and 70 bottling companies are involved in the Asti consortium, ensuring that the history, tradition and culture of the production process remain authentic. This year, the consortium, whose logo symbolises the Saint of Asti city, is celebrating its 80th anniversary and, in celebration, they are hoping to make their largest mark on the Chinese market to date through the Lady Asti Campaign.

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judges including Harry Hui, (Founder and Managing Director of ClearVue Partners) Jidan Xu (Miss China 2012) and Wudan (model).

Lady Asti

In partnership with Insider China, Asti is looking for its first Lady Asti. Lady Asti is the queen of the sweet sparkling wine, Asti, and will be the face of the brand in China. According to the brand, Lady Asti should be funny, charismatic, independent, sexy and have a playful mind that represents the spirit of the sweet sparkling wine. “It’s for anyone who enjoys life and maximizes its potential to the full, through an affordable luxurious lifestyle that everyone can afford.” Ladies between the ages of 18 to 35 were invited to apply for the first round of the competition; a blind KTV singing audition –

the first Italian singing contest in China – at high end KTV partner clubs, for a chance to be crowned Lady Asti. Insider China has built up a trustworthy social media platform in order to spread news about the Lady Asti competition. Such a frenzy has been created around the campaign that, as a result, since the competition was launched on 12 July, it has become so successful, with over 1.8 million unique video views and over 55,000 weibo followers, that it has been extended. The grand final show will now take place on 6 December at the Oriental Arts Centre to over 2000 audience members. At the final event, the Lady Asti title will be won through an elimination process which will be decided upon by selected celebrity

The winner will walk away with RMB 88,000 in prize money, crowned the face of Lady Asti 2013, win a trip to Italy with media exposure and become a judge for next year’s Lady Asti singing competition. It is clear to see that China represents great potential for the Asti brand, especially considering the new target market of young, affluent women who enjoy socialising with their friends. With the on-going Lady Asti campaign, expect to hear a lot more about Asti in the future, as it expands to other Chinese cities and prepares for annual Lady Asti competitions.





Local Talk: Laowai Jie






















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Nicknamed ‘Foreigner Street’ or Laiwai Jie, the pedestrian street is a lane just off Hongmei Lu. In 1971, Mao Zedong’s 101 trains stopped at this station and in remembrance, you will be met with a steam train on arrival. The street is lined with eateries from various countries and greenery is dotted alongside the brick walls and patios. Everywhere has a slight novelty or theme, however, it is worth exploring for one day if you fancy a trip down foreigner lane.

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Emily Hoyle

1 Shiraz

The first Iranian restaurant in Shanghai promises an authentic Persian experience. Iranian tea is their speciality but we recommend trying Shiraz if you are a fan of the Hookah pipe. Embroidered blankets and cushions decorate the outside sittings area, creating a great communal space to gather with friends. We just hope you can cross your legs. Shiraz. Unit 8, Lane 3,338 Hongmei Lu, near Hongxu Lu. Tel: 6465 9993

4 Simply Thai

This restaurant is one of the many Simply Thai eateries scattered around Shanghai. Their Thai food has won many awards over the years and if you are a fan of Thai food, Simply Thai can guarantee you will have a satisfying, authentic meal. The leafy exterior is a particularly nice setting - just hope you catch a good day to sit outside. Simply Thai. Unit 28, Lane 3338 Hongmei Lu, near Hongxu Lu. Tel: 4656 8955

2 Bastiaan Bakery And Café

This cosy café’s interior looks like a replica of a fairy tale European bakery, with its chunky pinewood, exposed brick and cream floral wallpaper. Traditional Dutch sweets are on display along with pretzels, croissants and bread. Cosy up in the dining room with a warm drink and slice of pie.

5 M5 Art &

Bastiaan Bakery & Café. Unit 18, Lane 3338 Hongmei Lu, near Hongxu Lu. Tel: 6465 8022

Design Store

Tucked out of the way under an arch, the M5 Art & Design Store is a simple store lined with shelves containing ceramics and various small art pieces. If you are interested in ceramics with a design element, you could pick up quite a unique item here. Prices vary but they do sell novelty communist tin mugs for RMB 25. M5 Art & Design Store. Lane 3338 Hongmei Lu, near Hongxu Lu

3 Shanghai


You may be familiar with Shanghai Brewery; the microbrewery, restaurant and sports bar. The Hongmei Lu is the second venture for the brewers, and is a larger venue with inside and outside sitting. If live sports are your thing, Shanghai Brewery broadcasts world-sporting events live on big TV screens. They also have a large variety of beers and ales. Shanghai Brewery. Unit 21C, Lane 3338 Hongmei Lu, near Hongxu Lu. Tel: 6406 5919. Web: www.shanghaibrewery. com

6 Porta Nova

Porta Nova is situated at one end of the lane, and is an Italian restaurant that will not disappoint. The interior is a contemporary mix of exposed brickwork, iron and glass with an outside patio great for those days with good weather. The menu is no surprise with antipasto, pasta, mains and pizza. The pizzas are winners, especially their Margheritas. The lunch menu is reasonably priced at RMB 88 for antipasto, main and selections of drinks. This is a great spot for those who have a craving for Italian food. Porta Nova. Unit 40, Lane 3338 Hongmei Lu, near Hongxu Lu. Tel: 6465 7788

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The Boulevard

Blathnaid Richardson

What: A 1920s speakeasy themed cocktail bar Where: 7/F, 10 Baoqing Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu. Tel: 6474 7979 Why: You want the thrill of a prohibition environment but the comfort of plush surroundings


hanghai is a city of bright lights, fast cars and dizzying skyscrapers; a city that has its eyes firmly set on the future. The corner of Baoquing Lu (near Fuxing Xi Lu) is no different. The street bustles with people, bicycles, cars and the sound of car horns and engines with headlights and street lamps lighting up the road. We got word of a bar where you can escape to the good old days for a few hours, so we took an elevator ride up seven floors and a journey back in time of ninety years. The Boulevard, one of the latest bars to open in Shanghai, takes an elegant, laidback and glamorous approach to the Shanghai night scene, instead of the uniform high stools and strobe lights of most other establishments in the city. Every minute detail of the Boulevard, starting from, and most importantly, the drinks, to the interior and piped music, is a nostalgic reference to times gone by; 1920s America to be precise. Step out of the elevator and there is no stern looking doorman to impress in order to gain access. Instead, there is a beautiful bookcase and a side table on which stands an antique rotary telephone with

a sign instructing patrons to lift the receiver in order to get a drink. After being instructed by an eloquent person on the other end of the beautiful antique telephone to push open the bookcase in true prohibition style, you will enter a perfectly preserved 1920s time capsule. No longer are the sounds of horns and engines able to reach your ears, instead, the lulling sound of Billy Holiday and other such 1920s stars, command the airways. Chandeliers softly light the venue and set the perfect ambiance with the décor, quite rightly, being strictly dark wood and leather, high back booths and walls adorned with photos of 1920s mobsters. This bar setting is perfectly juxtaposed against the backdrop of Shanghai as The Boulevard offers stunning views of the modern city. There is also a retractable skylight for use during the warmer months. But, don’t be fooled, The Boulevard is more than capable of catering to a modern crowd. If you appreciate a well made cocktail then this bar should

be your first port of call. A cocktail menu, designed by Australian mixologist, Chris Berg, offers classic, finely made cocktails, such as staple Dirty Martinis (RMB 75), Negronis (RMB 75) as well as The Boulevard cocktail (RMB 75) and Bathtubbin (RMB 85). And, if a cocktail isn’t your vice of choice, then fear not, The Boulevard also has a wine and beer menu which serves pours from all over the world. The Boulevard also serves some decadent comfort food, with everything from good old fashioned onion rings (RMB 38) to garlic escargot (RMB 58). We suggest sampling the best of both offerings and nibble on a snack of truffle popcorn (RMB 38) while enjoying a cocktail!

HOT TICKETS Electric Disco Carnival

STORM Electronic Music Festival

This November will see music legend Nile Rodgers headlining Shanghai’s Electric Disco Carnival. Rodgers has been acknowledged as the pioneer of disco, having been the front man of 1970’s influential act, Chic, who are credited with some disco classics such as Everybody Dance, Le Freak, and, more recently, responsible for Daft Punk’s summer anthem, “Get Lucky”. Rodgers has also worked with some of music’s biggest acts ever such as Madonna, David Bowie, Bee Gees and many more. This eight hour “Live Party” will also host DJs from all over Asia on two separate stages. The Mixing Room at the Mercedes Benz Arena will host Shanghai’s Electric Disco Party with doors opening at 6pm to the first stage, the “Studio 54 Lounge”, and doors to the main stage opening at 9pm. Tickets are on sale now and available for purchase from both www. and Prices start from RMB 880 per person. Tickets are extremely limited so we recommend booking early.

All residents of Shanghai, be prepared, STORM is about to hit Shanghai. Not the atmospheric disturbance which brings with it destruction, havoc and mayhem but STORM, the electronic music festival which will see some of the world’s top DJs and music acts come to Shanghai (also potentially bringing with it, destruction, havoc and mayhem!). This two day festival boasts a line up which will excite all electronic music and festival lovers with acts such as, Axwell, Benny Benassi, Fedde Le Grand, Icona Pop, Far East Movement, Jay Sean and many more. The festival will take place over two days on two consecutive weekends. STORM festival will be held at the impressive Xuhui Binjiang Green Space which sits riverside on the Huangpu. The two nights of STORM will see over 30 DJs play on two separate stages until 11pm before they go on to play at after parties in specially selected Shanghai clubs. Tickets are limited so act quickly in order to secure your place. Advanced tickets go on sale on 1 November. Prices start at RMB 580 per day or RMB 980 to attend both days. Tickets can be purchased at Alternatively, tickets can be purchased at the entrance to the festival for RMB 680.

29 November. Electronic Disco Carnival. The Mixing Room, Mercedes-Benz Arena, 1200 Shibo Da Dao, near Shangnan Lu. Tel: 40 0181 6688. Web:

16 November and 22 November. Heineken STORM Electronic Music Festival. Xuhui Binjiang Green Space, Longteng Dadao, near Dong'An Lu

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TALK’S TOP HOTEL AWARDS 2013 Talk Magazine would like to thank all of our attendees, sponsors, participants and friends for the successful hosting of Talk’s first ever, annual, Top Hotel Awards. The award’s party was held at XTD Elevated, The Langham Xintiandi Shanghai, on Tuesday 22 November 2013 and was attended by prestigious industry guests. 24 Talk’s Top Hotel Awards were presented to the winners during the course of the evening.

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Talk's Top Hotel Awards 2013 @ XTD Elevated, The Langham Xintiandi

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what'sON 1 November

M Wine Talks: Regions of France A great opportunity to meet other locals, M On The Bund hosts its monthly wine talk at Glamour Bar to take you on a tour of France’s lesser known, but equally as impressive, wine regions. Featuring some of France’s premiere wines, the event will showcase a selection from Loire, Rhone, Alsace and the South of France. In addition to wine tasting, learn from the experts about wines from around the world. RMB 138 (including wine tasting). Glamour Bar. 5 On The Bund, 6/ F, 20 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu. Tel: 6329 3751. Web:

2 November

OneRepublic Well-known American band OneRepublic is coming to Shanghai for a long overdue visit. Riding on the recent success of their album Native, the rock band will be performing top hits as well as old favourites like Apologize. The tour has received great reviews so far and their new album has a vibe that makes it almost impossible to not feel good. Although it may garner a smaller following than some of the other big acts that will be coming to Shanghai this month, OneRepublic’s show will be well worth the wait. RMB 180 – 980. Shanghai Grand Stage. 1111 Caoxi Bei Lu, near Zhongshan Lu and Tianyaoqiao Lu. Web: www.

7 November – 10 November

Shanghai International Magic Festival & Competition Part of the Shanghai International Arts Festival, this three day showcase will bring together the world’s best magicians. There will be 11 performances in total, featuring magicians from America, France, Holland, Spain, England, Canada and China. RMB 100-800. Shanghai International Magic Festival & Competition. Shanghai International Gymnastic Centre. Web:

8 November

Art For Preschool Children Join FQ Art Room every Tuesday through Friday every week for workshops designed to help preschool children develop their own creativity. Children ages 5-6 and their parents can work together to create masterpieces! Each day of the week focuses on different kinds of art media, so be sure to check the calendar. All materials are included and students can take home their creations once they’ve finished! 4:15-5:45 pm. RMB 65 (including materials). FQ Art Room. 258 Danshui Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu. Tel: 1891 7392 940. Email:

9 November

Nicolas Grevot Join Nicolas Grevot as he discusses the history and culture of indigenous Taiwanese people. As a former Taiwan-based journalist, he will discuss who the Taiwanese aborigines are and how they have survived throughout history and under Portuguese, Dutch, Japanese and Chinese control. Grevot will also examine their ancestry and the migrations that brought them to the Pacific area which gave birth to the Austronesian culture and Austronesian language that is spoken today. RMB 80 (members), 130 (non-members). M On The Bund. 5 On The Bund, 7/F, Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu. Tel: 6350 9988. Web:

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Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Collaborates With Yo-yo Ma World renowned cellist Yo-yo Ma and Shanghai Symphony Orchestra will collaborate to present Guo Wenjin’s Chinese folk song suite ‘Distressed Empty Mountain’ and Zhao Lin’s ‘Silk Road’. A perfect blend of traditional Chinese and classical western instruments, this performance will present the audience with the beauty of both eastern and western sensibility. Tang Junqiao, famous Chinese bamboo and bawu flute player, will also be joining the ensemble. RMB 80 – 580. Shanghai Oriental Art Center Concert Hall. 425 Dingxiang Lu, near Century Ave. Web:

4 November

BEAN Networking Event Join other young professionals interested in socialising, charity work and having a fun at BEAN’s monthly networking event. These monthly networking events are a great opportunity to meet new people, learn more about BEAN and expand your network. Price TBC. The Spot. 331 Tong Lu, near Beijing Xi Lu. Web:

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Black Light Puppet Show Argentinian puppet troupe, La Zopenca, is coming to Shanghai to perform a unique black light puppet show. Titled ‘Little Luke Goes to School’, the puppet show will feature black lights, fluorescent painted sets, props, and uniquely crafted characters to tell the story of Luke as he travels through adolescence. RMB 100-250. Shanghai City Theatre. 4889 Dushi Lu, near Mingdu Lu. Web:

11 November

Concordia Presents Speaker Series Cathryn Berger Kaye:  Service Learning in School and Family Cathryn Berger Kaye, Service Learning expert and president of CBK Associates, an international service learning and education consultancy, presents practical ideas that work, poignant stories worth remembering and strategies that cross cultures, for homes and educational organisations. 7pm. Free and Open to the Public. Concordia’s Rittman Theatre. 999 Mingyue Lu, near Hongfeng Lu. Tel: 5899 0380. Web:

12 November

Interactive Kung Fu Tour Wondering what to do with relatives or friends who are visiting? Send them on a great interactive tour opening this month with Newman Tour Group. Learn the legends of China’s martial art progenitors and discover why kung fu is so closely intertwined with religion, superstition and literature before using state of the art equipment to assess your own speed, balance, reflexes and power. Last but not least, learn how to use Chinese martial arts to protect yourself while seeing iconic spots around Shanghai. RMB 260 (adults), RMB 240 (students), RMB 130 (children). Every Saturday from 1:30-3:30 pm. Includes native English speaking guide, museum tickets, and all activities. Reservations are mandatory. Tel: 138 1777 0229. Web:

13 November

May I Be Frank? Join Sprout Lifestyle for a free documentary screening of Frank’s transformation as he stumbles into the aptly named vegan Cafe Gratitude. Watch as over the next 42 days Frank begins a life-changing journey during which he is coached through this physical, emotional, and spiritual transformation towards enlightenment. Challenged by years of addiction, fatigue and family dysfunction, Frank’s quest for a healthier lifestyle is memorable and touching. Free admission. 7pm. Sprout Lifestyle. Unit 412, Surpass Court, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu. Tel: 135 6472 1917. Web: RSVP necessary at

14 November

M Food Talk: Food Culture & Consumption The second talk in the M Food Talk series. Join a panel of experts as they discuss the food culture of local Chinese cuisine. From Hunan’s burn-your-tongue spice to the delicate flavours of dim sum, China is a country with a wide array of tastes, textures and cooking methods. Since the urbanisation of China’s largest cities, the modernisation has served as a catalyst for an equally profound upheaval in food culture and consumption. Enjoy an intellectual discussion on the repercussions of this shift in food culture and how it has affected consumption rates and wellness within Shanghai. RMB 188 (including lunch). M On The Bund. 5 On The Bund, 7/F, Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu. Tel: 6350 9988. Web:

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15 November – 17 November

2013 China Open Badminton The China Open World Badminton Super Series Tournament will be in Shanghai. One of the largest badminton tournaments in China, the tournament will showcase the best badminton players from across the globe. This tournament is a must for any badminton fan. Badminton is one of the sports in which China dominates so expect lots of spectators and a lively crowd. RMB 60 – 1,000. Yuanshen Stadium. 655 Yuanshan Lu, near Zhangyang Lu. Web:

16 November and 22 November

STORM Electronic Music Festival Featuring acts from across the globe, including popular Icona Pop, Benny Benassi, and Jay Sean, this musical event runs for two weekends. Put together by A2 Live, this event will be one of the largest music festivals of the month. Offering two stages and running from mid afternoon into the evening, STORM is the first of its kind to come to Asia. RMB 380 (presale), RMB 580, 680 at the door, RMB 980, two day passes. Heineken STORM Electronic Music Festival. Xuhui Binjiang Green Space, Longteng Dadao, near Dong'An Lu. Web: www.a2live. cn/storm

Jewish Ghetto Tour Hosted by Newman Tour Group, these private tours focus on the plight of the Jewish community as they escaped into Shanghai from Europe during WWII. Led by English speaking guides, these tours will lead you to areas in which the Japanese confined the Jews, explain what their lives were like in the ghetto and gives case studies that illustrate how they survived and maintained their dignity. Highlights include the Mascot Roof Garden, a game of Carom, the home of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and a tour of the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum. RMB 290 (adults), 270 (students) 210 (children), for private tour only. Available all month. Reservations are mandatory. Tel: 138 1777 0229. Web:

19 November

Chocolate Tasting Sprout Lifestyle is bringing back their most popular chocolate tasting workshop. Join health specialists for demonstrations on raw chocolate making, chocolate smoothies and a chocolate inspired raw dessert tasting. Featuring health and wellness coaches, Kimberly Asthon and Chiara Squinzi, learn how chocolate contains antioxidants that can keep you healthier and happier. RMB 250 (including demo and tasting). 10:30 – 12:30 pm. Sprout Lifestyle. Unit 412, Surpass Court, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu. Tel: 135 6472 1917. Web: www.sproutlifestyle. com. RSVP necessary at

21 November

Christmas Market Get a head start on holiday gifts with Zocou’s Annual Christmas Market. Featuring more than 90 unique vendors all from China, you are sure to find a gift that is perfect for that special someone. Gifts for all ages will be available making the market a great place for a family outing. This is a one-day event, so make sure to stop by for this yearly bazaar. 10am – 3pm. Shanghai Centre. 1,376 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu. Web:

23 November

Help Orphaned Babies Come play with orphaned babies in Minhang! Volunteers will be able to spend time with some of the sweetest babies in Shanghai. The Lupin Healing Home provides pre and post surgical care for abandoned babies with surgically correctable deformities. Come engage in direct, one-onone play time with these babes to help their social development. For more information please contact Web:

17 November

Raw Food Workshop Join health coach and yoga instructor, Chiara Squinzi from Sprout Lifestyle, to learn all about raw food and how to include more raw fruit and vegetables into your daily diet in a delicious and creative way. If you have ever had doubts about the quality of raw food cuisine, join Sprouts for an all-you-can-ask class and learn about the best and safest shopping places for clean and organic food in Shanghai. RMB 150 (including talk and small refreshments). 3HFIT. Gate 7, No. 2 Shanghai Stadium, 666 Tian Yao Qiao Lu, near Zhongshan Nan Er Lu. RSVP mandatory at events@ or

20 November

Alicia Keys World famous singer, Alicia Keys will be performing in Shanghai. After initial uncertainty, the R&B singer-songwriter will be performing at Mercedes-Benz Arena as part of the China leg of her Set The World On Fire tour. Fans can look forward to seeing Keys perform hits from the critically acclaimed album Girl On Fire. Starting from RMB 380. Mercedes-Benz Arena, 1200 EXPO Avenue, near Zhoujia Du Lu. Web:

28 November

American Thanksgiving Celebrate in style at the Waldorf Astoria’s Grand Brasserie. Featuring the traditional Thanksgiving favourites of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, biscuits and many more, The Waldorf Astoria has put together a spread to stuff you full. Enjoy live jazz whilst gathered around a dinner table with loved ones in Shanghai. RMB 688 (adult), 328 (children between 6 to 12 years of age) + 15% service charge. Grand Brasserie, Waldorf Astoria. New Tower, Lobby Level, 888 Sichuan Zhong Lu, near Guangdong Lu. Web:

29 November

3D Fantastic Images House With floor to ceiling murals spanning the entire house, the 3D Fantastic Images House is a great place to take the whole family. Known for its forty-two interactive paintings that invite viewers to become part of the installation, this attraction is amusing for both locals and tourists alike. Although the house has only been open for a couple of months, the 3D paintings attract visitors daily. Be sure to bring your camera! Daily 10am – 8pm. 2/F Guoson Centre. 452 Daduhe Lu, near Yunling Dong Lu. Phone: 134 7262 9398

23 November

Concordia International School Shanghai PSO Annual Christmas Bazaar Concordia’s Phoenix Common areas will be transformed into a holiday decorated shopping paradise. The stalls will showcase over 150 local and expat vendors. Purchase homemade holiday desserts, take a chance on the raffle, spend a few minutes learning about some worthwhile local charities, have a delicious lunch or snack from a local restaurant, buy poinsettias and last but not least get a photo with Santa himself! Free and open to the public. 9:30am – 3:00pm. Concordia International School. 999 Mingyue Lu, near Hongfeng Lu. Tel: 5899 0380. Web:

24 November

Stefen Chow World famous photographer and explorer Stefen Chow talks about his latest projects, from the Himalayas, The Poverty Line project. The Poverty Line project is a visual project done in conjunction with economist, Lin Hui-Yi, that examines what it means to be poor in different countries. Join Stefen as he talks about his travels and shares his unique perspective as photographer, mountaineer and engineer. RMB 75 (includes a drink). 4pm. M On The Bund. 5 On The Bund, 7/F, Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu. Tel: 6350 9988. Web:

30 November

Healthy Cooking for Kids This is your chance to join Belgium Healthy Cook, Els Nissens, and share her passion for home-made food in this group hands-on cooking class. Nissens will be teaching kids how to create healthy power drinks and snacks that are perfect for that tricky time between school and extracurricular activities! Help empower your kids to make nutritious foods that will keep them focused all day long. The class includes a fun introduction to healthy food and a demonstration of two kid-friendly snacks. RMB 200 (including demo and tasting). 3pm – 4:30pm. Sprout Lifestyle. Unit 412, Surpass Court, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu. Tel: 135 6472 1917. Web: www.sproutlifestyle. com. RSVP necessary at

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On 28 November, Casalingo, The Marriott Hotel Pudong East are offering, for RMB 698 per three or four, a traditional thanksgiving set menu. Enjoy a four-course meal in the warm and cheerful environment of the first floor. If you would rather a more casual Thanksgiving meal, there is also a turkey-to-go option available until 26 December. For RMB 888, you can enjoy your already cooked turkey in the comfort of your own home.

From 21 October to 20 December 2013, the Blue Moon, Shanghai Marriott Luwan is offering hairy crab hampers. The total cost of the hampers is RMB 688 net which includes, three male and three female crabs, with the female crabs weighing between 140g to 160g each and the male crabs weighing between 190g to 210g each. The hampers will be available from the Blue Moon, located on the second floor.

Capo restaurant is offering a Thanksgiving set menu. On

Issimo, the Italian restaurant, has now launched their seasonal

It’s hairy crab season again! At Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotels China Bistro, Executive Chinese Chef, Max Zhao, has created a multitude of dishes for you to try. Some dishes include, crab roe braised abalone soup, seafood soup with crab roe and many others. There is also a set menu on offer of seven courses of hairy crab for RMB 228 per person. This offer is valid until 31 November.

Cucina, Grand Hyatt Shanghai will be featuring a black truffle

Autumn Harvest Menu. The menu comprises of four courses. Highlights include slow braised veal chunks, potatoes and cepes (mushrooms), served with side orders such as pumpkin dumplings with butter sage and apple fritters with fig sauce amongst others. The menu will be served from 28 October to 23 November. Prices start from RMB 248 per person.

the 28 November they will be serving the traditional roast turkey alongside appetizers and desserts. But, if a traditional Thanksgiving dinner isn’t your ideal dish, don’t worry; there is also an A La Carte menu available. Prices for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at Capo restaurant are RMB 388 per person. Call 5308 8332 to book a table.

and porcini influenced menu from 1 October to 30 November 2013. The menu, crafted by Chef De Cuisine Alessandro Santi, will present authentic tastes of Italy accentuated by the powerful aromas and flavours of the black truffle and porcini mushroom. Accompanied by restaurant manager Inge Zwick’s handpicked wine recommendation, this menu will surely evoke the rolling Italian hills of Italy.

Shanghai News

Grand Mercure Shanghai Hongqiao

have recently awarded Mrs Dong a Samsung Galaxy S4 mobile phone as part of the Accor Le Club campaign, “Discover Hong Kong”. The campaign, which was ran from 20 May 2013 to 30 June 2013, was awarded to the guests of any Accor hotels in Hong Kong. The General Manager, Mr Mennetret, presented the prize at the Grand Mercure Shanghai Hongqiao.

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Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai

has recently appointed Alice Mafaity as the new Executive Assistant Manager and Tobias Pfister as the new Executive Chef. Alice Mafaity, a French national, brings with her over 14 years of hospitality experience, having recently worked at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai. Tobias Pfister, originally from Germany, brings with him over 18 years experience having worked all over the world including the world’s most luxurious hotel, Burj Arab, in Dubai. The new additions are surely going to enrich guests’ experiences in Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai.

The Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel has recently celebrated

receiving the award of “excellence of the year 2013” awarded to them by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site. Mr Paul Gill together with the hotel management team recently celebrated this accolade. This award is to recognise the hotel for its consistent excellence in earning exceptional traveller ratings over the past year.

The Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park Hotel is offering a fantastic weekend room package at just RMB 1,088 for a one night stay in a Deluxe Room with two breakfasts including one F&B coupon valued at RMB 388. This iconic building boasts an ideal location situated in the CBD of Shanghai and close to Zhongshan Park Metro Station, lines two, three and four, allowing you to explore the local terrain or go further afield to discover Shanghai.


Kempinski Hotel Wuxi Emily Hoyle


hen we entered the Kempinski Hotel’s lobby, we were met by Kempinski’s Brand Ambassador, who helped us throughout check-in and briefed us on the hotel’s new Kids’ Concept, which includes a kid’s passport, kids’ amenities and entrance to the Kids’ Club, to enhance the family experience during our hotel stay. The hotel is located next to the largest commercial square in Wuxi and is close to the major attractions such as the historical Qingming Bridge, with its fascinating Jiangnan-style houses, business districts and shopping outlets. Furthermore, Wuxi’s famous pedestrian street, Nanchang Lu, is only a five minute taxi ride away.

The Kempinski hotel has 400 elegantly furnished guest rooms, with a minimum of 38 square meters and stunning views of Taihu Square and the Jinghang Canal. The hotel gives special attention to the family experience with a full set of kids’ amenities such as a toothbrush kit, cute miniature bathrobes, slippers and turn down gifts especially for children. There are a variety of dining options at Kempinski Hotel Wuxi. There is the traditional Paulaner Brauhaus, which has an authentic Bavarian menu with a casual but charming atmosphere. Also at your disposal is Fang Yuan Cantonese restaurant where dishes are prepared by master chefs from the extensive dining menu. If those two diverse options aren’t

enough for you, Café Berlin in the Palm Tree Garden hosts a buffet of indulgent dishes from around the world. The hotel is also accustomed to accommodating business conferences and special events, with eight spacious meeting rooms and a Grand Diamond Ballroom. Each venue has complimentary Wi-Fi, state-of-the-art technology, advanced audio/video facilities and is supported by a team of event and service professionals. The fitness club is filled with up-to-date cardiovascular, weight and free-weight equipment. The large indoor swimming

pool, sauna and steam room are great places to escape after a long day. You can take relaxing to another level at the ‘In One Spa’ where expert therapists can help to calm your mind. Explore Wuxi and discover the wonders of the beautiful Pearl of Taihu Lake. The Kempinski is offering a Family Package starting at RMB 899. Book before the 31 December to enjoy a spacious room with a stunning view, breakfast for three, an extra bed and the Kids’ Concept package for your little one.

East China News

The Double Tree Hotel Hangzhou

isn’t expected to open until 2014 but they are still doing their part for Global Week of Service (GWS) by starting a “creating traffic safety” campaign. This campaign has been organised by the hotel’s CARE committee members and hotel team members to help direct the vehicles, to encourage people to follow the traffic safety rules and remind people of traffic safety. The campaign will run from Friday 11 October until Saturday 12 October at Jinsha Avenue and Haida South crossroads, Economical and Technological Development Zone, Hangzhou.

The General Manager of The Westin Ningbo, William Yang, and staff recently visited local areas that were devastated after the recent typhoon. The area has been left with RMB 12.4 billion (2 billion US dollars) worth of damage. The staff of The Westin Ningbo visited the victims of the recent natural disaster and brought food from the hotel. This offering was greatly received by the victims.

The Pullman Wuxi New Lake is celebrating their one-year anniversary in style and is hoping you’ll join them. Enjoy a night in a Superior Room with daily buffet breakfast for two and set lunch or dinner all for RMB 788. Care to extend your stay? Stay for a second night for only RMB 100! All rooms come with complementary Internet access, welcome drinks and enjoy a late checkout. Offer is available until 16 February 2014.

Fairmont Yangcheng Lake is pleased to

announce Mr. Jek Tan as Executive Chef. Tan has received an eCornell certificate from Cornell University school of Hotel Administrations and worked in some of the finest establishments the world has to offer in his 23 years of experience. His past experience includes being Sous Chef of Movenpick restaurant in Switzerland to Junior Sous Chef at Marina Mandarin Hotel Singapore along with numerous kitchens in China. With Jek’s management, Fairmont Yangcheng Lake will ensure guests receive a culinary journey.

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HOTELTALK South China News

Kazumi Sawada is head Chef at Kumoi, Four Seasons Hotel Guangzhou, is now offering fun group classes to learn Japanese cooking. The Michelin star chef will teach you how to make wasabi, futomaki, grilled black cod fish and fried rice with wagyu beef. Entry is just RMB 588 per person and you will receive hands-on experience, ingredients, use of kitchen equipment and utensils and you will also receive a certificate on completion. Groups are limited to between 4 to 8 people and begin on 26 October 2013 on the last Saturday of each month from 3pm to 5pm

The Sofitel Hotel Guangzhou will be hosting the culinary charity event, Star Chefs And Art China this December. This charity event will showcase 18 internationally renowned chefs over the four-day event from 4 December to 7 December. The event will feature morning and afternoon cooking classes, degustation dinners and a battle of the chefs, which will raise funds for global flying hospitals. This is the first time the event is to be held in China.

From 5 November to 23 December 2013 enjoy, as part of the seasonal tastes at the oyster bar in The Westin Pazhou Guangzhou, an oyster special. There is an unlimited French Fine de Claire N.03 to be sampled every evening at the dinner buffet. If you would like to give yourself an extra special treat, there are also offerings of premium imported French oysters, including Fine de Claire N.02, Utah Beach n.02, Bouzigues N.01 and Belon N.00000.

The Ritz Carlton Guangzhou is offering room packages in conjunction with China’s most famous fair, the 115th Canton Fair. Book before November 2013 and enjoy room rates starting from RMB 1,380 with RMB 400 F&B credit. The package also includes a complimentary 15 minute shuttle bus transportation from the hotel to the Pazhou international exhibition centre as well as complimentary Internet access and access to the hotel fitness centre and swimming pool.

The JW Marriott Hotel Shenzhen recently brought home the qualifying tournament of the 3rd Marriott’s President Trophy. The team, consisting of 26 players including the general managers and their VIP customers, gives a great opportunity to gain a closer relationship with existing customers as well as new ones. The tournament was finished with lunch followed by an award ceremony. The top four players will be invited to play at the grand final in Sanya in November 2013.

Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen has, for the third

The St. Regis Shenzhen is offering an exclusive invitation to colleagues and co-workers to enjoy a buy one get one free on their lunch buffet. This delicious and satisfying lunch buffet can be enjoyed in the 95F at the St. Regis Shenzhen, which overlooks panoramic views of Shenzhen; the perfect way to keep going during the working day. This offer is valid Monday to Friday until 31 December. For enquiries please call 86 755 2223 935

The Venice Hotel Shenzhen will continue their eight-year

The Intercontinental Huizhou is providing well-equipped facilities that are perfect to entertain the whole family. This is an ideal lifestyle resort to allow you and your family to discover the true spirit of Intercontinental Huizhou. Book a family package at the hotel and receive one night accommodation, breakfast for two, a cash coupon of FB and the SPA, plus afternoon tea. Offer runs until 28 December.

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tradition of celebrating Oktoberfest. This has become the hotel’s signature event and attracts a large crowd every year. From 6pm on 7 November to 12 November, in the hotel’s garden, you can enjoy authentic German food, freshly brewed German beer and live German entertainment. Booking hotline is 0755 2693 6888 ext 8765

consecutive year, won the “Best Business Hotel In Shenzhen” awarded at the Business Traveller Magazine Asia-Pacific awards. The Business Traveller Magazine awards are decided upon by the magazine’s readers and are regarded as the leading accolades in the business travel industry. With the hotel providing a view of the city skyline and a landscape garden, this welcoming, luxury hotel is a well-deserved recipient.


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

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

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

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

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

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)

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.

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

中国上海南京东路20号 200002

T: 6255 2144

汉堡王: 愚园路132号,近胶州路

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

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

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

Steakhouse •2F,Manhattan Marriott Hotel Hongqiao, 2270

Hongqiao Lu. T: 6237 6000 x 6633

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Café 1188 •Lobby Level, InterContinental

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Lobby •Lobby Level, The Peninsula Shanghai, 32 on the Bund. T: 2327 2888 All-day dining and the celebrated Peninsula Afternoon Tea with live entertainment.

大堂茶座: 中山东一路32号上海半 岛酒大堂

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

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

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

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

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

廷廊:汉口路740号朗廷扬子精品酒 店1楼大堂

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

Jamaica Blue •Chevalier Shop: 82 Wulumuqi Zhong Lu (near Changle Lu)


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

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 上海外滩华尔道夫酒店上海黄浦区中 山东一路2号

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

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

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

(near Hongxu Lu). T: 3323 6666

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

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

A la carte menu with Asian and Western specialties for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hours: 6.30am–11.30pm

Cantonese, Shanghainese and other regional specialties.

赛丽娜: 延安西路488号上海日航 酒店一楼

Shanghai Puxi. T: 5253 9999 x 6399

Ho •5F,Man 15 Xinjinqiao Lu, Pudong

Hours: 10.30am-11.30pm.

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


Café •2F,YiGrand Tower, Pudong Shangri-

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

浦东富城路33号, 上海浦东香格里拉 大酒店紫金楼二楼

Sit back, relax and choose from a range of 60 coffee varieties from around the world.

599 •LaneChateau 599, 1 Fangdian Lu (near Jinxiu 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)

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

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

Renowned for its Shanghainese and Cantonese specialties.

Huichuan Lu). T: 6115 8888

Chinese - Shanghai

Club Jin Mao of Grand Hyatt Shanghai, one of the most exclusive authentic Shanghainese restaurants. Hours: 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm

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

•25F,Zpark 1018 Changning Lu (near


Club Jin Mao •Grand Hyatt, 86F, Jin Mao Tower, 88

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

豫园咖啡厅:河南南路159号豫园万 丽酒店大堂(近福佑路)

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

T: 6036 8866

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

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

Lu). T: 5033 9113 Exclusive access

上海恒丰路500号,上海浦西洲际酒 店5 楼

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

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)

Chinese Restaurant •5F,Jade Hotel Main Tower, InterContinental

Shanghai. T: 3211 9999

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

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

CAFÉ •488SERENA Yan'an Xi Lu, Hotel Nikko

Serving the Signature Langham afternoon tea with live classical music in the afternoons.

•Unit 140-141, Shanghai City Centre,

Salon de Ville •Waldorf Astoria Club L Level, Waldorf

Ai Mei 8F, Le Royal Méridien Shanghai, 798 Nanjing Dong Lu (near Xizang Zhong Lu). T: 3318 9999 x 7700

740 Hankou Lu. T: 6080 0743

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

北京西路500号 (静安雕塑公园二 号门)

Chinese - Cantonese

(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

Fuwa Pulu •Shop 55, Level 3, 388 Xijiangwan

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

长宁路1018号上海龙之梦万丽酒 店25楼

Costa cafés are springing up all over town.

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

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

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.

Ooh we love a Whopper.

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

Shiji Dadao (near Lujiazui Huan Lu). T: 5049 1234 x 8688

金茂俱乐部:浦东世纪大道88号金茂 君悦大酒店86楼

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

Innovation of exquisite traditional Shanghai cuisine. Discount for lunch menu (Mon-Fri) Open Daily from 11am-9pm.

Nanjing Road East. T: 6351 5888 x 4588

凯旋路98号(近万航渡路,中山公园龙 之梦北面150米)


•LevelMingyuan 2 at Banyan Tree Shanghai

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

A contemporary upscale Chinese culinary journey for epicures, serving traditional Cantonese cuisine paying homage to classic Chinese influences in a contemporary style. Ming Yuan offers a range of dining options varying for private dining room and large group tables. Hours: Lunch 11.30am–2.30pm; Dinner 5.30pm–9.30pm 酩缘:公平路19号上海外滩悦榕庄 2楼(近海平路)

Traditional Cantonese, with innovative presentations. Hours: 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm

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.

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

新天地朗廷酒店: 马当路99号五层

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

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

万丽轩: 河南南路159号豫园万丽酒店 3楼(近福佑路)

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

123 Xingye Lu (near Madang Lu). T: 6385 8752. 7F, West Gate Mall, 1038 Nanjing Xi Lu (near Jiangning Lu). T: 5228 1133. 507B, 5F, Grand Gateway, 1 Hongqiao Lu Fave of Hong Kongers looking for some good hometown cooking.

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

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

1039 •1039FuYuyuan Lu (near Jiangsu Lu).

T: 5237 1878 Crazy villa with nooks and crannies everywhere.


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


Garden •6F,Paradise Jin Mao Tower, 88 Shiji Dadao

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

Hours: 11.30am-3pm, 5.30-11pm

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

(near Yincheng Dong Lu). T: 5047 7773

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.

stunning city views. Hours: 11.30am2.30pm, 5.30-10.30pm

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

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

Long Court •TheYiPeninsula Shanghai, 2F, 32

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

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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 www.threeonthebund. com 中山东一路3号,外滩三号5楼,近 广东路

Xiao Nan Guo •3337 Hongmei Lu. T: 3208 9777.

17 Yincheng Xi Lu. T: 5887 7000. 1398 Nanjing Xi Lu. T: 6289 1717. 3F, New Jinjiang Tower, 161 Changle Lu. T: 6472 1982 / 6415 1188 x 80306 Deserved reputation for traditional Shanghainese food. Hours: 11am-2pm, 5-10pm 小南国:虹梅路3337号; 银城西路 17号; 南京西路1398号;长乐路 161号新锦江大酒店三楼

The Yongfoo Elite 200 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.

Delivery Element Fresh •T: 5116 9887

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

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

Sherpa's •T: 6209 6209

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

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

• 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 Late Night Supper: 10.30pm-2am (Tuesday to Thursday); 11pm-2am (Friday & Saturday)

Shanghai. 1108 Meihua Lu, Pudong. T: 3858 0718 x 0710 International buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

郁全日餐厅:梅花路1108号上海卓美 亚喜玛拉雅酒店1楼

Atrium Café Lobby, Hilton Hotel, 250 Huashan Lu. T: 6248 0000 x 1860 Different buffets available through the week, and a Champagne brunch every Sunday.

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

T: 158 2167 6767/6437 6465

• The COOK 1388 Huamu Lu (near Fangdian Lu),

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.

Lobby level, Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai. T: 6169 8886

Nougatine by Jean Georges 4F, No.3 The Bund, Zhong Shan Dong Yi Lu (near Guang Dong Lu). T: 6321 7733

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

CAFE & LOUNGE •1F,ARTE Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel

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

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

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

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.



雍福会: 永福路200号

Ye Shanghai Lane 181 Taicang Lu (near Madang Lu). T: 6311 2323

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

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.

The COOK is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and serves a daily buffet breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 厨:上海浦东嘉里大酒店上海浦东新 区花木路1388号

CACHET The 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

World-class. What more can we say about Jade on 36? 富城路33号浦东香格里拉大酒店36楼

L'Atrium 2F, Grand Mercure Shanghai Hongqiao, 369 Xian Xia Lu. T: 5153 3300 x 3708

M on the Bund 7F, 5 on the Bund, 20 Guangdong Lu (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 米氏餐厅:外滩5号7楼

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

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

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

品川, 桃江路47号, 恒隆广场5层南京 西路1266号

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

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

•378Farine Wukang Lu (near Tai’an Lu)

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.



Beauty •5F,South Shanghai Times Square, 93

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

It’s chaos spelled backwards! Go figure. 鸿禧茶居: 兴业路123弄新天地南 里3号楼

Villa Du Lac 383 Huangpi Nan Lu (near Xingye Lu). T: 6387 6387 湖庭: 黄陂南路383号(近兴业路)

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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

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

This Sichuanese restaurant, cocktail bar and tea house is an expansion of the popular Citizen Cafe.

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

Tour •5F, La Jin Mao Tower Side Building, 88 Shiji

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

30 Donghu Lu (near Huaihai Lu). T: 5404 1235

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

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


Sichuan Citizen Restaurant •& Bar

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

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

Allure •Lobby, Le Royal Méridien Shanghai,

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

艾露:南京东路789号上海世茂皇家 艾美酒店(大堂楼)

•210CAMELIA Shiji Dadao (near Pucheng Lu). T: 2036 1300 Vibrant, chic and stylish

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

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

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

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

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


Room •87F,Dining 100 Shiji Dadao, Park Hyatt 世纪大道100号上海柏悦酒店87楼, 近东泰路


Bar and Café •222Citizen Jinxian Lu (near Shaanxi Nan Lu). T: 6258 1620

Cosy relaxed European decor, first floor coffee house and lounge with wi-fi. Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-12.30am, Sat-Sun 10am-12.30am 进贤路222号, 近陕西南路

Buffet •2F,Comely Majesty Plaza Shanghai, 719

Nanjing Dong Lu. T: 6350 0000 x 208

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


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

Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao. T: 3323 6571

All day dining with a global spread of Chinese, Pan-Asian and Atlantic favourites. www.shanghaihongqiao.

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


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

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

Shanghai. T: 6888 1234 x 4560

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

THE CATHAY ROOM 9F, Fairmont Peace Hotel, 20 Nanjing Dong Lu. T: 6321 6888

All Day Dining / Café 2F, Pudong City Bistro,15 Xinjinqiao Lu, Pudong. T: 6036 8855 The all-day-dining casual restaurant

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

Brasserie •NewGrand Tower Ground Level, Waldorf

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)

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


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

L’Atrium is a contemporary restaurant featuring a spectacular sky-high oil painting and down-to-earth personalized services. Graceful and cozy, L’Atrium provides a fine selection of innovative gastronomy including international breakfast fairs, themed buffet, French infused a la carte services. 仙霞路369号 上海虹桥雅高美爵酒店 二楼,岚亭餐厅

中山东一路3号,外滩三号4楼,近 广东路

outdoor terrace offering breathtaking views of the city.

Xi Lu (near Huangpi Bei Lu). T: 5359 4969 x 6422 Spectacular city views,

All Day Dining •1F,Vie Sofitel Shanghai Sheshan Oriental, 3388 Sichen Lu, Sijing Town. T: 3761 8888 x 1911

Dine in style with tranquil lagoons and fresh seafood. 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

fresh a la carte and elaborate buffets.

Dong Lu). T: 6152 6567

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

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

Casual restaurant mixing modern French inspired cuisine artfully blended with Asian flair. 南京东路505号上海海仑宾馆2楼

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

Bringing wine experience and enjoyment to a new level in a historical setting. 中山东二路22号2楼

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

Ocean •Lobby level at Banyan Tree Shanghai On The Bund,19 Gongping Lu ( near Haiping Lu). T: 2509 1188

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

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

Elly’s Restaurant, Bar •andSirTerrace

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


T: 6445 8100 / 6404 1551

One of the best Indian restaurants in the city. Hours: 11.30am-2pm, 6-10.30pm 常熟路83号3楼 (近巨鹿路)


•3F,Basilico InterContinental Shanghai Expo, 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

Da Marco 1F, 103 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)

Favola 8F, Le Royal Méridien Shanghai, 789 Nanjing Dong Lu. T: 3318 9999

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

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

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

•6F,Mercato No.3 The Bund, Zhong Shan Dong Yi Lu (near Guang Dong Lu). T: 6321 9922

This coastal Italian restaurant offers vibrant cuisine, stylishly rustic décor, and breathtaking Bund views. The menu created by 3 Michelin Star Chef Jean Georges Vongerichten, features amazing wood-fired pizzas, house made pastas, and the freshest seafood, graced with the true flavor of Italy. 5.30pm-1am

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

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

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

中山东一路3号,外滩三号6楼,近 广东路

Immaculate interior and open kitchen, with an emphasis on delicate seafood dishes.

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)

SABATINI 1F, 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

SUSHI OYAMA 20 Donghu Lu (near Huaihai Zhong Lu). T: 5404 7705 20 course omakase menu served by Oyama-san himself

•LevelTaihei 2 at Banyan Tree Shanghai On

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

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

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

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

Japanese Restaurant •3F,Benkay Hotel Nikko Shanghai, 488 Yan’an Xi Lu. T: 3211 9999

Benkay offers sushi, tempura and teppanyaki. 弁庆日餐厅:延安西路488号上海日 航酒店三楼

Itoya 24 Ruijin Er Lu (near Huaihai Zhong Lu). T: 6467 1511. Lane 19, 6 Ronghua Xidao. T: 6219 2286. 3F, Central Plaza, 381 Huaihai Zhong Lu (near Danshui Lu). T: 5382 5777 Great sushi, a classic favourite.

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

I.Z.K.Y. •Guoson Centre, Block 1, 1F, 388

Daduhe Lu. T: 6095 8888 x 7052

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

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

•1MF,J-MIX Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel, 1108 Meihua Lu, Pudong. T: 3858 0888 Its private teppanyaki rooms make for good grilling.

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

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

Martin •811Restaurant Hengshan Lu (near Yuqing Lu).

•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.

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

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

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


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.

李奥纳多:华山路250号希尔顿酒 店1楼

This is Xintiandi chic, with some of Shanghai’s very best Italian food, at highend prices.

District, Shanghai Marriott Hotel Luwan. T: 5318 8888

红枫路259号,近碧云;淮海西路 570号第59幢C6

Maya 2F, Shanghai Grand Plaza, Club House, 568 Julu Lu (near Shaanxi Nan Lu). T: 6289 6889

181, Taicang Lu (near Madang Lu). T: 6311 2211

•28F,YU99Bar Jiangbin Road, Luwan

Open for dinner only. Hours: 6.3010.30pm

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

Lindo •UnitMexico 39, Lane 3338, Hongmei

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

Entertainment Street. T: 6465 9336

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

泛亚风情餐厅: 仙霞路369号虹桥美 爵酒店二楼

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

•26FCeladon 1018 Changning Lu

(Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park Hotel) T:6115 8888

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

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

T: 2602 2222 x 6028 Hours: 3pm-12am

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

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


•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


Azur 26F 1018 Changning Lu (Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park Hotel) T: 6115 8888 Zhongshan Park's only casual chic Mediterranean restaurant providing a unique and exiting healthy, fresh, Mediterranean experience.

长宁路1018号上海龙之梦万丽酒 店26楼

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

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 11.30am-3.00pm.


中山东路22号 (近金陵路)

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

Las Tapas •House 33, Lane 3338 Hongmei Lu.

富城路33号浦东香格里拉大酒店 2座2楼

Flavourful falafels! And don’t miss the take-home dips. Hours: 10am-10pm

SUSHI BAR •630SHARI Yongjia Lu (near Wulumuqi Nan

大沽路415号 (近成都南路)

T: 6327 0897 / 6295 9511

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

Shiji Dadao, Pudong. T: 5049 1234 x 8787

T: 6248 1998

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

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

富民路38号 (近延安路)


Thai •5CSimply Dongping Lu (near Hengshan

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

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

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

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


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

789 Nanjing Dong Lu. T: 3318 9999

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

789 南京路: 南京东路789号(64-66楼)

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

T: 6339 2779

If we’ve seen a bigger fish tank in a bar, it was in a Bond film. Mon-Thurs, Sun 6pm-1am, Fri-Sat 6pm-3am

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

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

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

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


Opening in September! 中山东二路22号,4楼,近新永安路

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

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

Bar •6F,Glamour 5 on the Bund (near Guangdong 外滩5号6楼

Barbarossa Restaurant & •Lounge

near Xin Yong'An Lu.

Lu). T: 6329 3751


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

Le Soir •BundCirque 22, 4F, Zhong Shan Dong Er Lu,

Cozy ambience with music, French wine, champagne, cocktail, tea and pastries.

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

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

Mediterranean Cuisine •415Haya’s Dagu Lu (near Chengdu Nan Lu).

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

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

T: 6327 0800.

Go for the tapas, stay for the sangria.

武定路550号近陕西北路,永福路47号 (近复兴西路),思南路47号33单元 3楼&天台(近复兴中路)

T: 5228 1588

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

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

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

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


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

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

Bar 505 2F, Sofitel Shanghai Hyland, 505 Nanjing Road East. T: 6351 5888 x 4298

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

Elegant environment and fabulous Vietnamese dishes.


T: 180 1727 1340

Shanghai, 33 Fucheng Lu. T: 6882 8888

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

Fangdian Lu. Thumb Plaza Pudong T: 6886 7876


碧云国际商务酒店1楼,金桥路 1775号

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


Tapas Spanish Bar •1928Siempre Gonghe Xin Lu.

T: 5032 1311

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

than you can shake a stick at.

衡山路811号 (近余庆路)

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


Lu).T: 5466 0320 More sushi options

Martin Berasategui is known for inventive, modern Spanish cooking and this venture, in an historic villa within Xujiahui Park, reflects that.

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


日珍: 浦东世纪大道88号金茂君悦

A delightful eating experience.

T: 6431 6639


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.

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 中山东一路3号,外滩三号7楼,近 广东路


•BundBar18,Rouge 7F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi

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

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.

Hours: 6pm-2am

Lu. T: 6339 1199


Bar •2F,The 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

Fuzhou Lu). T: 6321 5398

中山东一路6号4楼 (近福州路)

The Jazz Bar GF, Fairmont Peace Hotel, 20 Nanjing Dong Lu. T: 6321 6888 Jazz music and classic cocktails remain the star attractions. Enjoy the legendary Old Jazz Band as well as Theo Croker’s Sextet. Hours: 5pm-2am. www.fairmont. com 爵士吧 和平饭店中国上海南京东路 20号 200002

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

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

Kaiba 479 Wuding Lu (near Shaanxi Bei Lu). T: 6288 9676 739 Dingxi Lu (near Yan'an Xi Lu). T: 6418 2252 Taikang Terrace, Room 202, 169 Jianguo Zhong Lu. T: 6280 5688 Liquor Factory •InterContinental Shanghai Expo, 1188 Xueye Lu (near Nanmatou Lu). T: 3858 1188

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

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

•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.

M Factory 172 Maoming Nan Lu (near Yongjia Lu). T: 6415 1088

well). Hours: 11am-2am, Happy Hour Mon - Sat 4-8pm, Sun 12-8pm 奥斯卡:复兴路1377号(近宝庆路)

Paulaner Brauhaus 150 Fenyang Lu (near Fuxing Lu). T: 6474 5700. 19-20, North Block, Lane 181, Taicang Lu (near Madang Lu). T: 6320 3935. Riverside Promenade, Binjiang Dadao, Pudong. T: 6888 3935 Perfectly gluggable, restoring

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

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

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

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

Over 800 wines from 200 wineries. Wine club membership, exclusive discounts, tastings and events. Hours: 10am-12am. 黄浦区威海路1-3号

Aux Millesimes 415 Shaanxi Bei Lu (near Beijing Xi Lu). T: 5213 7883 Brachetto d’Acqui •2000 Jianhe Lu. T: 6262 1377.

218 Changde Lu. T: 6279 3551

剑河路2000号; 常德路218号

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

T: 6336 5823. Unit 111A, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu. T: 6279 8298. Unit GF28, 168 Lujiazui Xi Lu, Pudong. T: 5041 1695 French gourmet

food and bottles of bubbles and table wines. 新天地店: 新天地北里马当路119号; 上海商城店:南京西路1376号上海 商城111A; 正大广场店: 浦东陆家嘴 168号GF28

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

de Ning •TheSalon Peninsula Shanghai, B1, 32

安福路53-57号(近常熟路); 太仓路 58号(近济南路)

Offering signature cocktails, light snacks and live music. Ideal place for events meeting and theme parties.

Lu). T: 6466 6565

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

玲珑酒廊:中山东一路32号上海半岛 酒店地下一层(近北京东路)

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

Lu). T: 6215 8777 Beautiful bar for beautiful people. Hours: Daily, 11.30am - 1am

London Lounge Bar •3F, glo 1 Wulumuqi Nan Lu (near Dongping Looking for the perfect place to meet friends, unwind from work, de-brief during the day? Then glo Wine Bar is the perfect destination. Whether you want to catch up over cocktails, share a well chosen bottle of wine or enjoy our International tapas & platters, you will find the perfect solution in glo Wine Bar. Card: All Cards. Hours: 4pm-late. www.,

茂名南路172号 (近永嘉路)

陕西南路35号6楼 (近长乐路)

•145Mela Nanyang Lu (near Xikang Lu).

•UnitTMSK 2, North Block, Lane 181, 11

南阳路145号 (近西康路)

A coloured glass extravaganza of a bar bang in the middle of Xintiandi. Hours: 1.30pm-1.30am

骏德酒业:威海路409号 (近石门一路)

T: 6340 0418

泰康路288号 (近瑞金二路)

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

Lounge •24F,M1NT 318 Fuzhou Lu. T: 6391 2811

TOPS •Roof,Banyan Tree Shanghai On the

T: 6258 1090 Hours: 10pm-late

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

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

Taicang Lu, Xintiandi. T: 6326 2227

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

As the first open rooftop bar with full 180°unobstructed view in Shanghai, it offers a breath-taking panorama spanning from the historic Bund, across the Huangpu

River, to the iconic Lujiazui skyline.

Lu, near Yuanmingyuan Lu


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

Dadao. T: 6888 1234 x 4560 Live music

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

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

衡山路4号 (近乌鲁木齐南路)

•162Nelly’s Maoming Nan Lu (near Fuxing

Bar •32F,VUE West Tower, Hyatt on the Bund,

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

黄浦区中山南路505号老码头,13号 楼101室

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

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

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

南昌路125号 (近茂名南路)

The aptly-named New Heights is a modern brasserie offering Continental and South East Asian fare. The breezy rooftop terrace which affords unrivaled views of the Bund and Pudong skyline, is the perfect place to enjoy an alfresco meal or a drink under the stars. Lunch Mon-Sun 11.30am-2.30pm, (Sat-Sun till 4:00pm), Dinner Mon-Sun 6pm-10.30pm, Sat-Sun till 11pm, Brunch Sat-Sun 11am4pm

(near Xin Yong'an Lu). T: 6328 8668

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

•1377Oscar’s Fuxing Zhong Lu (near Baoqing

Lu). T: 6431 6528 British social pub with relaxed environment (you'd be relaxed after an eight hour Sunday happy hour as

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505 Zhongshan Nan Lu. T: 6152 6680

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

with artsy types until the wee hours.

of the largest wine cellars in Asia.

199 Huangpu Lu (near Wuchang Lu). T: 6393 1234 x 6348

Lu). T: 6466 4098 Small bar crammed

Niche 2F, The Westin Shanghai, 88 Henan Zhong Lu. T: 6335 1888 x 7342

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


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

T: 5988 5898 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

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

Shanghai United Family •Hospital - Dental Clinic

1139 Xianxia Lu (near Linquan Lu). T: 2216 3900 Hours: Mon & Wed 9am7pm; Tues, Thur-Sat 9am-5pm; closed Sun.

Zeal •South Bund 22, 22 Zhongshan Er Lu 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.


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


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

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


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

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

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.

Thai boxing studio run by tough-guy Tomer Oz.

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

A website that distributes imported wines, Champagne, spirits, food and wine accessories. They can deliver to your door in 24 hours.

Shanghai Clinic •LaneBioscor 89, 5 Xingguo Lu (near Hunan

HEALTH Dental Dental Clinic •200Care Yincheng Dong Lu (near Shiji

Dadao). T: 5047 1790 陆家嘴168号正大广场7楼09室

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


Dr. Zhou’s Dental Clinic Room 3001B, Jianhui Mansion, 922 Hengshan Lu (next to the Pacific Department Store, Xujiahui). T: 6447 0390 衡山路922号3001B

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


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)

Canadian Evergreen Family •Health Centre 1286 Hongqiao Lu. T: 6270 6265 虹桥路1286号

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

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,


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

浦东金桥明月路999号 东方路1678号

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

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

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


Shanghai United Family •Hospital

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

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

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).

1678 Dongfang Lu. T: 5873 2020

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

1388 Huamu Lu. T: 6169 8858

199 Fangdian Lu. T: 5033 3053

Shanghai Children’s Medical •Centre

KERRY SPORTS •Kerry Hotel Pudong Shanghai, 4F,

Hours: 8am-8pm. www.americanobgyn. com,

淮海中路1375号5A座 (近复兴路)

百汇(上海)医院管理有限公司: 肇嘉浜路108号7楼;南京西路389号 明天广场裙房4楼;南京西路1376号 203-204室;淡水路170号2-3楼; 虹桥路2258号;浦东金桥红枫路 51号;虹许路788号名都城30号底层

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

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

51 Hongfeng Lu Mandarine City Medical Centre, Mandarine City, Suite 30, 788 Hongxu Lu 24-hour appointment service. T: 6445 5999

Fitness & Yoga

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

茂名南路162号 (近复兴中路)


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

延安西路3040号; 虹梅路3721号

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

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

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

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

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


Sinan Lu).T: 5383 2328 Hours Sun-Thu

Zhong Lu). T: 6473 7838 Hours: 7pm-3am


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

皋兰路2号甲 (复兴公园内)

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

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

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

上海全康医疗中心: 南京西路1515号 上海嘉里中心301室

8pm-2am, Fri-Sat 8pm-4am

Lounge •3F,Moonsha 5 on the Bund, 20 Guangdong Lu


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

Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am-7pm; Sat-Sun: 9am5pm.

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

衡山路333号 (近吴兴路)

(near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu). T: 6323 1117

retail store.

Room 301, Kerry Centre, 1515 Nanjing Xi Lu. T: 5298 6339

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

公平路19号上海外滩悦榕庄顶楼( 近海平路

Relaxed lounge with an extensive martini menu, wine selection and an array of Japanese snacks. Hours: 9.30pm-1am.

Jointek Fine Wines 409 Weihai Lu (near Shimen Yi Lu). T: 6340 0955 Representative office and

Health Care Medical •andGlobal Dental Centre

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)




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

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

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

children's technology •workshop

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

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

Benson Salon Puxi: 778 Jiangning Lu (near Haifang Lu). T: 6277 8778 Puxi: 278 Shaanxi Bei Lu, Golden Eagle Shopping Mall. T: 6288 2803 Pudong: 1208 Biyun Lu (near Hongfeng Lu). T: 50303878 Jiuguang: Ongoing Department Store 4F, 1618 Nanjing Xi Lu. T: 6288 7216

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)

Dadao. T: 5103 6767


GOlden Resort Massage 678 Shaanxi Bei Lu (near Wuding Lu). T: 6217 8628. Hours: 12pm-2am. 636 Yongjia Lu (near Hengshan Lu). T: 6445 1729. Hours: 12pm-3am


TONI&GUY Salons •TONI&GUY Shanghai Centre. T: 6279

Spa •457APSARA Shaanxi Bei Lu (near Beijing Xi

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

Lu). T: 6258 5580

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 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

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

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 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。

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

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.

Green Massage K11 Art Mall: 305, 3F, K11 Art Mall, 300 Huaihai Lu Central. T: 6385 8800 Hours: 10.30am-0.30am Xintiandi: 58 Taicang Lu. T: 5386 0222 Hours: 10.30am-2am Shanghai Centre: 202 West Retail Plaza, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu. T: 6289 7776 Hours: 10.30am-12pm Lujiazui Branch: 304, 3F, Shanghai World Financial Center, 100 Century Ave. T: 6877 8188. Hours: 10.30am-12pm Xujiahui Branch: 88 Xingeng Lu. T: 6468 7076 Hours: 11.30am-1am Xintiandi Branch: 68 Taicang Lu. T: 6384 1356 Hours: 10.30am-2am

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


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

M20 Nail Salon Unit 21-22F Building, Lane 123 Xingye Lu (at Xintiandi Plaza). T: 5306 1955 Professional manicurists. 新天地兴业路123弄F座21-22

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

Hours: 12pm-1am. 东湖路39号

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

Retreat Wellness & Spa •8F, Urban 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 8131With 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)

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. 水城南路55号明珠大厦1202室

Peninsula Spa •TheThe Peninsula Shanghai, 3F, 32

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.

Village Retreat •2F, 6TheDongping Lu (near Hengshan

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: 11am9pm, 11am-7pm (weekends) 武康路376号五楼(近泰安路)

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


Lanson Place Jinqiao •Residences

Country Holidays Silver Block, 5F, Unit 5A, Jiu An Plaza, 258 Tongren Lu Ctrip •T: 400 820 6666 China's leading online travel services provider.

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homes are close to expatriate communities, international schools and European supermarkets.

Lanson Place Jinlin Tiandi •Residences •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 )

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 against 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


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.

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

Lane 399, 18 Zaozhuang Lu, Pudong. T: 5013 3592 These one- and two-bedroom

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,

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 •3F, Shanghai No.3 The Bund Zhong Shan Dong Yi

Road by Guang Dong Road. T: 6321 5757

SGA strives to be the most authoritative and influential private gallery displaying and dealing in contemporary Chinese art. Hours: 11am7pm. 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


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

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

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

payable by the client. Hours: 11am-2am

Lujiazui. T: 6378 8888 Long stay

Suites Top Glory Shanghai •LaneFraser 600, 1 Yincheng Zhong Lu,

Spa •21F,Quan Renaissance Shanghai Yuyuan

Senses Shop 413, Plaza 66, 1266 Nanjing Xi Lu. T: 6288 2188. Shop 202, 1138 Pudong Nan Lu, Pudong. T: 6888 2995


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

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

juice bar, indoor spa garden and relaxation areas. Hours: 10am-10pm

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

Lu). T: 6466 5123

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)

Hotel. 159 Henan Nan Lu. T: 2321 8888 With gymnasium, infinity edge pool,

home and school search, inter-cultural training, expense management, policy consulting, program administration and other relocation services. The company serves corporations, diplomats and private customers. www.

5403 9931 House calls available, taxi fare 愉庭保健会所: 五原路370号(近武康路口)

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

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

TRAVEL Airlines

Air France SOSPA •Room •Sofitel 3901, Ciro's Plaza, 338 Nanjing Shanghai Sheshan Oriental, 3388 Sichen Lu, Sijing Town. T: 3761 8888 × 1555 Offers the ultimate experience in

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

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

Cathay Pacific •Room 2101-2104, Shanghai Square

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

AT KERRY SPORTS •KerrySPAHotel Pudong Shanghai, 4F,

Beauty Farm •Shop 210, Central Plaza, 381

Huaihai Zhong Lu. T: 6391 6789. Shop 332, Plaza 66, 1266 Nanjing Xi Lu. T: 6288 4646

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

Contemporary Asian retreat. Hours: 10am1am.

2F, 218 Xinle Lu, Xuhui District (near Donghu Lu). T: 5403 6133

Bamboo Leaf •Rm 403 Oneluijiazui Building, 68

The Spa •4F, 250 Huashan Lu (in the Hilton 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


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

B Plus Travel Room 7A, Block A, Jiafa Building, Lane 129 Datian Lu (near Beijing Xi Lu). T: 6289 9090 bplus@bplustravel.

Shanghai). T: 6248 0000 x 2600


Emirates Airlines •Room 3302, Zhong Xin Buliding, 258

Travel Agencies

Centre). T: 6279 0170 Friendly,

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

馨园水疗: 陕西北路457号(近北京西路)


Nail Salon •208Glamour Nanyang Lu (behind Shanghai

555 Lianmin Lu. T: 6976 6388

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.

Lu). T: 6403 0618 or 138 1781 0433

陕西北路678号(武定路路口); 永嘉路 636号 (近衡山路)

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


HAIR & NAIL SALON •PUXI:SUNNY 106,Ruijin Yi Lu (near Huaihai

1388 Huamu Lu. T: 6169 8856

Franck Provost 3182 Hongmei Lu. T: 6446 6928. No 466, 4F, Grand Gateway, 1 Hongqiao Lu. T: 6407 3172. GF, 35 Shaanxi Nan Lu (near Changle Lu). T: 6267 5171 Global leading hair

salon features highly trained stylists and colourists. Hours: 10am - 10pm 虹梅路3182号;虹桥路1号港汇广场 4楼466铺;陕西南路35号,1楼4号 商铺(长乐路)

GIn One Spa •1F J-life, Jinmao Tower, 88 Shiji

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

• SPA InterContinental Shanghai Expo

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

Dragonair •Room 2101-2104, Shanghai Square

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

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

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BEIJING •2F,Domain No.22 Jiuxianqiao Road,

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.

朝阳区建国门外大街21号,北京瑞吉 酒店大堂。

Tex-Mex Grill •88APeter's St. Regis, 21 Jianguomen Waidajie. T: 010 8532 2449

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

Chaoyang District. T: 010 8414 9830

• •

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

Chaoyang District. T: 010 8414 9820

Zhongguancun Shopping Center T: 010 5986 3666 BEIJING WHAMPOA CLUB •Xi Cheng District, Financial Street No.

•36 Bene North Third Ring Road East,

朝阳区建国门外大街21号,北京瑞吉 酒店一层。

23A, Beijing China, T: 010 8808 8828

Dongcheng District. T: 010 5798 8995

•ThePREGO Westin Beijing Financial Street

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

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

•TheJEWEL 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.

•No.7PROVINCIA Jian Guo Men South Avenue, Dong

Cheng District. T: 010 5811 8233

Sand Pebbles Lounge •74 Wudaoying Hutong. T: 010 8404 0767

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

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

Colibri •LG51, No. 11 Sanlitun Road, Sanlitun Village North. T: 010 6417 0808

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

•BarKrangfer's Restaurant & Kempinski Hotel Beijing, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu. T: 010 6465 3388 Fourchette •A7 LaSanlitun Road. T: 010 6466 1757 La Taverne •7 Gongti Xili.

T: 010 6551 8967

Choayang District. T: 010 8565 2188

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

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

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


•1F,Xian No.22 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District. T: 010 8414 9810

la carte) Italian Fine Food in the Air

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.

Yue •Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng, 36

Financial Street •1 JinRitz-Carlton Cheng Fang Street East,

Financial Street. T: 010 6601 6666

T: 010 6841 2211

Beijing Dongcheng Hotel •36 Sheraton North Third Ring Road East, Dongcheng District. T: 010 5825 7944

Sofitel Wanda Beijing •Wanda Plaza, 93 Jianguo Lu T: 010 8599 6666


Marriott Hotel City Wall •No.7Beijing Jian Guo Men South Avenue, Dong Cheng District T: 010 5811 8678

Swissôtel Beijing •2 Chaoyangmen Bei Dajie T: 010 6553 2288

Opposite House •TheThe Village at Sanlitun, Building 1, 11 Sanlitun Beilu. T: 010 6417 6688 The Peninsula Beijing •8 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing

Marriott Hotel Northeast •26ABeijing Xiaoyun Lu. T: 010 5927 8888

T: 010 8516 2888

China World Hotel Beijing •1 Jianguomenwai Dajie

Place Chaoyang District T: 010 5908 8951

T: 010 6505 2266

World Summit Wing Beijing •No.China 1 Jianguomenwai Avenue T: 010 6505 2299

Hotel Beijing Airport •No.9CITIC Xiao Tianzhu Road, Capital International Airport. T: 010 6456 5588

Crowne Plaza Park View Wuzhou 8 Beisihuan Zhonglu. T: 010 8498 2288 by Hilton Beijing •168Doubletree Guang'anmen Waidajie T: 010 6338 1888

Emperor Hotel Beijing •33 The Qihelou Street, Dongcheng District T: 010 6526 5566

Beijing •83ATheJianRitz-Carlton Guo Road, China Central The Westin Beijing Chaoyang •7 North DongSanhuan road, Sanlitun Yanshaqiao. T: 010 5922 8888

Westin Beijing Financial Stree •9B,The Financial Street, XiCheng District T: 010 6606 8866

Traders Upper East Hotel •2 Dongsihuan Beilu, Chaoyang District. T: 010 5907 8888

EDUCATION Schools School •No.3e9-1International Jiang Tai Xi Lu T: 010 6437 3344

Beanstalk International •Bilingual School

East Beijing Hotel 22 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District T: 010 8426 0888 Fairmont Beijing •Yong'an Dongli Road, Jianguomenwai

No.6 North Road of East Fourth Ring Road, Chaoyang District T: 010 5130 7951 Learning Center •of Children's Beijing

Dajie. T: 010 8511 7777

3052 & 3056 Gahood Villa’s, Baixinzhuang, Houshayu T: 010 8046 7082

Gallery Hotel •NO.50 Workers’Stadium North

Dulwich College Beijing •Legend Garden Campus, 89 Capital The Family Learning House •Jianwai SOHO West Zone

•3/F,Apothecary Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun North Street. T: 010 5208 6040

Grand Hyatt Beijing •1 Dongchang'an Jie. T: 010 8518 1234

Brussels Restaurant & Bar •4 Gongti Beilu. T: 010 6591 9525

Grand Millennium Beijing •7 DongSanHuan Middle Road,

T: 010 5869 7540

Hilton Beijing •1 Dongfang Lu, Dongsanhuan Beilu T: 010 5865 5000

Academy Maple Drive-in Theater,21 Liangmaqiao Lu. T: 010 8457 4397

Hilton Beijing Wangfujing Hotel •8 Wangfujing East Street

Pakistan Embassy College •1 Dongzhimenwai Dajie

G Beijing •A7 Hotel Gongti Xilu. T: 010 6552 3600

Potter's Wheel •International School

Choayang District. T: 010 8565 2398

Chaoyang District. T: 010 8587 6888

T: 010 5812 8888

Restaurant •MayJin1 –Yuan June 30   Lunch and Dinner

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

Rd.Chaoyang District. T: 010 6551 5555

North Third Ring Road East T: 010 5798 8998

(a la carte) Taste modern vegetarian delicacy, purify your body and spirit

T: 010 5863 8241

Hotel, Beijing •29 Shangri-La Zizhuyuan Road Haidian District

Centro •Kerry Hotel, 1 Guanghua Rd.

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

No.1 Jianguomenwai Avenue T: 010 6505 2299

Park Hyatt Beijing •2 Jianguomen Wai, Yintai Center

Simple House May 1 – June 30   Lunch and Dinner (a la carte) Featuring Authentic Hangzhou Cuisine


Chaoyang District.

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Renaissance Beijing Chaoyang Hotel 36 Xiao Yun Road, Chaoyang District T: 010 6468 9999


North Third Ring Road East T: 010 5798 8993

Nadaman •China World Summit Wing, 4th floor.

Station. T: 010 6597 8888

•66 Salud Nanluoguxiang. T: 010 6402 5086

Miyabi •Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng, 36

朝阳区建国门外大街21号,北京瑞吉 酒店二层。

New World Hotel Beijing •Hujialou, Near Hujialou Subway

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

LA GONDOLA •1/F,TRATTORIA Café •MaySkyline Kempinski Hotel, 50 Liangmaqiao 1 – June 30  Dinner 18:00-22:00

Dajie. T: 6559 9200

Legendale Hotel Beijing •90-92 Jinbao Street. T: 010 8511 3388

Beijing Capital Hotel •61 Renaissance Dongsanhuan Middle Road

The Horizon •Kerry Hotel, 1 Guanghua Rd.

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

Crêpanini 1/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beilu T: 010 5208 6092

Kerry Hotel Beijing •1 Guang Hua Road. T: 010 6561 8833

The Ritz-Carlton, No. 83A Jian Guo Road. T: 010 5908 8888

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.

Building 1, No. 11 Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang District. T: 010 6410 5240

50 Liangmaqiao Lu. T: 010 6465 3388

Ritz-Carlton Bar (Shin Kong •Place)

Club •MayThe1 –Summit June 30   Dinner only (a

Spice Factory •Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu

Kempinski Hotel Beijing •Lufthansa Center

Raffles Hotels & Resorts •33 Dong Chang'an Jie. T: 010 6526 3388

Sureño, Mediterranean •Restaurant

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

Chaoyangmenwai Dajie T: 010 6597 0887

Chaoyang District. T: 010 6584 6215

Liangmaqiao Lu. T: 010 6465 3388

Place Chaoyang District. T: 010 5908 8954

T: 010 8237 2963

T: 010 6500 7939

•TheSENSES Westin Beijing Financial Street

Lime Thai •Tower 15, Central Park, 6

Chapter •29 Conrad North Dongsanhuan Road,

PAULANER BRAUHAUS •Kempinski Hotel Beijing, 50

T: 010 5139 8739

T: 010 8567 1234

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.

No.1 Jianguomenwai Avenue T: 010 6505 2299

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

Marriott Beijing •83 JW Jian Guo Road, China Central

T: 010 8237 2963

The Red Chamber •China World Summit Wing, 4th floor.

T: 010 6402 7047

Pepper •1 Wangzhuang Lu, Wudaokou

Pepper •1 Wangzhuang Lu, Wudaokou

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.

No.1 Jianguomenwai Avenue T: 010 6505 2299

Chaoyang District. T: 010 6417 6688

J&E Mansion •Honglingjin Park, Chaoyang District

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.

(a la carte) Fresh Seafood Barbeque

Grill 79 •China World Summit Wing, 79th floor.

11 Financial Street. T: 010 5852 5888

7 North Dongsanhuan Road, Chaoyang District. T: 010 5922 8880

Keikoku Japanese Restaurant 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,

Mix-The Westin Beijing •Chaoyan

Court •LG/F,TheTheGarden St. Regis Beijing, 21

Jianguomen Waidajie, Chaoyang District. T: 010 6460 6688

(a la carte) Perfectly experience Chaozhou and Hunan flavors

InterContinental Beijing Financial •3/F,Mokihi •Street C12 Lucky Street. T: 010 5867 0244

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

Chaozhou Restaurant •MayJade 1 – June 30   Lunch and Dinner

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.

DRAGON PALACE Kempinski Hotel Beijing, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu. T: 010 6465 3388

(Food by EAST) •2F,FEAST No.22 Jiuxianqiao Road,

recipes are designed for maximum nutritional value. Try the braised tofu with pine nuts, dressed with a light brown sauce that lends a delicate flavor. Perfect for some meatless contemplation.

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

Bar •40 Mai Beiluoguxiang. T: 010 6406 1871

Hotel Nikko New Century Beijing •6 Shouti Nanlu. T: 010 6849 2001 Courtyard •16 Imperial Huayuandongxiang. T: 010 6708 5978

Airport Road. T: 010 6454 9000

KindyROO International •Early Childhood Development

T: 010 6532 6660

1 Chajia Donglu, Langxinzhuang T: 010 8538 6977 Yew Chung International •School of Beijing

Honglingjin Park, 5 Houbalizhuang T: 010 8583 3731


•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

Yue •Sheraton Guangzhou Hotel, 208

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

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 Chateau Star River Hotel •YingBin Lu, Panyu District.

Utahloy International School Guangzhou

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

Fengpu Zhong Road, Haizhu District. T: 020 8918 1818 广州花园酒店:环市东路368号 广州长隆酒店:番禺区番禺大道

China Hotel, A Marriott •Hotel

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

122 Liuhua Lu. T: 020 8666 6888


Plaza Guangzhou •CityCrowne Centre

广州W酒店:天河区珠江新城冼村 路26号


339 Huanshi Dong Lu. T: 020 8363 8888

Hyatt Shenzhen •1881Grand Baoan Nan Road, Luohu

广州中心皇冠假日酒店:环市东路 339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

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

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

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

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

T: 020 8333 8989

T: 020 8478 6838

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

Garden Hotel •368,TheHuanshi Dong Lu.

Chimelong Hotel •Panyu Dadao, Payu District.

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



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

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

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

广州圣丰索菲特酒店:天河区广州大 道中988号

T: 020 3993 6688

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

Mayland International Resort, No.168 West Shanqian Ave, Huadu District. T: 020 3672 8212

Pazhou •AreaTheC, Westin Canton Fair Complex, 681



Mayland International •School 美林湖国际学校

District. T: 020 3883 8888

广州海航威斯汀酒店:天河区林和 中路6号

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

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

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.

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

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

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

District. T: 0755 2698 8888

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The original Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs film was loosely based on a 1978 children’s book of the same name. It was an unsuspected hit with audiences and, as such, warranted a sequel. The first film sees Flint Lockwood, a troubled inventor, create FLDSMDFR, a machine that produces food out of nothing. Due to an accident when testing the machine, it is launched into the sky where it rains food on the island town threatening its destruction. The film ends with him finally able to stop the machine. This surreal storyline was fine for one feature film, however, they now have to carry it forward. The book upon which it is based has its own sequels. They are children’s picture books and stories can afford to be looser. As such, the writers have chosen to go completely in their own direction, but with such a wonderfully nonsensical base to work from, what they’ve gone for is pretty unimaginative. FLDSMDFR has survived and Live Corp, a suspicious company headed by Chester V, under the guise of an environmental clean up crew, is after it. Once more the gang has to save the day. Be prepared for plenty of humor and great animation but nothing out of the ordinary. There is enough new content here for children to thoroughly enjoy themselves. They’ve taken a successful film and added more of the same, just bigger; a tried and tested Hollywood technique for animated films. Ewan Colledge

Development of this Steve Jobs biopic began around the same time Apple’s founder and CEO had to step down due to a cancer diagnosis and his corpse was barely cold when the film went into production. The rush was on to capitalise on his headline grabbing death. With Ashton Kutcher in place to fill his black turtleneck, jeans and sneakers, the film looked set to be the definitive retrospective on Jobs’ life and career. But with a week script and poor direction, the film functions as a shallow once-over of one of the most influential people of the last century. The trials, tribulations and eventual successes of Apple are well known. It was hoped instead that this film would focus on Jobs’ life and grant us an insight into how he led Apple. He was an infamous leader, known for being insufferable and tempestuous with the film painting him as such. However, whilst managing to display his unrelenting and amoral tendencies, the film fails to give any real insight into how this helped him build the world’s most valuable brand. It seems to say, treat everyone badly and you will have meteoric success. The script delves no deeper than this. Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder and longterm friend of Jobs has refuted much of the film’s content. So, overall, it’s a lightweight, and potentially falsified portrayal of a difficult character. The performances are unremarkable and hobbled by an awful script. Perhaps more depth can be found in the recent iJobs mock biopic or, if that’s not your cup of tea, an Aaron Sorkin adaptation is on its way. Dawa Tshering

For a website devoted to the divulgence of secret information, it is ironic that the history of Wikileaks founder should be so shrouded in mystery. The Fifth Estate attempts to tell the story of Julian Assange and the development of Wikileaks, yet is based mainly on two heavily disputed books. What truth you take from it, therefore, is up to you. With Assange currently a global celebrity, holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, both the media and the film have chosen to focus on him rather than the important ramifications of the leaks he has enabled. The film’s narrative jumps back and forth through a series of flashbacks to Assange’s youth trying to give a portrait of a man who is now the face of Internet activism and, in some ways, it seems to take dramatic license to liven up what mainly took place on laptops and through emails. The direction lacks proper pacing with an overuse of montage that leaves the story feeling rushed in places. This being said, Benedict Cumberbatch’s portrayal of Assange is excellent; both creepy and enthralling in equal measure. How true to life this character is though, is up for debate. Assange himself has condemned the film, yet to trust him would be misguided. The foundations of the story are shaky, the script and direction weak, with Internet privacy such a political hot topic right now, we should expect more from a film covering one of the most controversial players in our new digital age. Ewan Colledge

Sycamore Row

Mechanical Bull

Days Are Gone

It has been 24 years since John Grisham published his first novel, A Time To Kill, and 17 years since its film adaptation staring Mathew McConaughey. Now, with a Broadway version debuting this month, a sequel is finally being released. Set three years after the events of A Time To Kill, we return to rural Ford County for another high tension, racially motivated court case. After the suicide of an old man, the inheritance of his surprising twenty million dollar fortune is under dispute. His black housemaid has in her possession a handwritten will bequeathing all his wealth to her whilst an earlier will left with his lawyers hands it to his children. Once more, Jake Brigance finds himself defending a black client both inside and out of the courtroom in a Deep South town suffering from the blight of racism. Brigance is still feeling the effects of A Time To Kill with some of those who threatened him and his family’s safety still at large. The weight of what he is stepping into is known to him and he is weary, but he’s still the only man for the job. John Grisham is a master of the legal thriller. He writes with clarity based on a wealth of experience and asks deep and searching questions of our moral convictions. Whilst Sycamore Row may lack the same levels of intensity seen in A Time To Kill, the sequel is still an excellent example of what a legal thriller can be. Ewan Colledge

No matter how much you may wish for it to be true, it seems that Kings Of Leon will never match the majesty and charm of their first two albums. Like countless other bands before them they have sunk into repetition and predictability. Naming their sixth album Mechanical Bull may be a tongue in cheek way of calling out the elephant in the room and, after a three-year hiatus, hopes were high that maybe they had acknowledged and solved their problems. In some senses this is true. There is an attempt to rekindle their youthful vigour with the occasional move away from the programmatic stadium anthems they have churned out over the last few records. However, these repetitive tracks still define the album, which seems to lack any of the yearning, so earnest and absorbing, that made us fall in love with KOL originally. Tracks like Comeback Story seemed to promise a return to form for the Followill boys - they are acutely aware of their problems. Perhaps Wait For Me is a truer representation of the album though, as this is not a comeback, however, there are signs of improvement. Maybe we can hope for a true return next time. Maybe... Mechanical Bull still functions as an adequate album. For the millions of people who bought into their stadium filling pop rock, there is more of the same to enjoy. It just lacks the insightful lyrics, hard hitting riffs and cutting soulfulness that was so enjoyable ten years ago. Andy Harrop

After the 2012 release of their hugely successful EP, ‘Forever’, followed by a series of standout live performances over the last year, Haim have finally released their debut album. Comprised of three Californian sisters, the band mixes 80s folky rock with 90s R&B into a raucously fun and catchy pop sound. Instead of immediately bouncing off the back of their initial successes, they have taken their time to produce a beautifully crafted album. The original R&B influences have been tuned out slightly in favour of a more pop based aesthetic and the tempo has dropped slightly. The first three singles from the album have all been huge hits, however, there is no filler here. Each track has the sound of a potential single. Lyrics are simple but fit beautifully as they weave through the music with each sister singing and playing multiple instruments. Their sound is constantly compared to Fleetwood Mac, however, the girls insist their tastes are more modern even though they made their bones in a family band playing 70s covers with their parents. The sisters moved on to various other musical endeavours before coming back together to form Haim, but their rich wealth of experience, no doubt, is the route of their inherent confidence. With a wondrous 80s vibe and soulful flair, this is an extremely confident debut from a highly talented trio of sisters. Expect and hope for a lot more from them in the future. Ewan Colledge



In the current political climate, steeped in the wake of US sanctioned water boarding scandals, the discussion on the morality of torture could not be a hotter topic. Enter Prisoners, one of the most tense and disturbing dramas of the past few years that cuts to the heart of the issue, the question is, how far would you go to protect the ones you love? Set in a greying suburban America, the plot centres on the disappearance of two young girls. When the main and apparent suspect is released for lack of evidence, one of the fathers, in an act of desperation, takes extreme measures in an attempt to rescue his daughter. What follows is a dark journey into the murky depths of conscience; what would you do to protect your child? The moody atmosphere of the film weighs heavy throughout, shot beautifully in the most depressing of pallets. Each scene oozes anxiousness with the pacing of every twist and turn rarely allowing a moment of calm to collect yourself. Performances from the experienced cast are excellent, with Hugh Jackman’s portrayal of a desperate and heart broken father coupled with Jake Gyllenhaal’s sullen detective anchoring the film perfectly. Andy Harrop

Bridget Jones Diary: Mad About The Boy Helen Fielding Jonathan Cape

Starting off as a newspaper column back in 1995, Bridget Jones was the 90’s ‘it girl’; a stereotypical, thirty-something Londoner. Awkward, love seeking and a walking disaster zone, she was used to satirize the culture of a decade. Soon after the column followed two books, made even more famous by their film adaptations staring Renee Zellwegger. We join Jones once more, but this time in the present day. The most important thing to know about the story line is that the book starts five years after the death of love interest Mark Darcy. Widowed and with two growing children, Jones has decided to get back into the dating game. The death of the much-loved Darcy has divided critics, with many claiming that his removal has destroyed the entire dynamic of the books. It could be said though, that Jones, now fifty-one, would probably not bring much to the table, story wise, as a married woman. There are other narratives she could have employed but this seems like it maybe one of the more interesting options. The comedy flows thick and fast, covering all aspects of modern digital life. Adjusting to online dating, texting and twitter provide many opportunities for awkward cock-ups. However one problem is that a lot of this material has been covered before. Mad About The Boy seems to have arrived a bit too late to the party to really capitalise on the humour. With a darker tone and aging cast, this book feels a lot more desperate than the others. There’s plenty for fans to enjoy but the book smacks of missed opportunity. Andy Harrop

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