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China Intercontinental Press

december 2016


that’s Shanghai 《城市漫步》上海版 英文月刊

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That’s Shanghai has been audited by ABC. Publisher’s statement: December 2016 print run: 60,000


Editor's Note

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estaurants are rolling out their Christmas menus. Hotels are lighting up their trees. Starbucks shops and malls across Shanghai are looping traditional holiday tunes. In one of my favorite Christmas songs of all time, John Lennon sang, “So this is Christmas, and what have you done? Another year over, and a new one has begun…” The end of the year is always a good time to take a moment and look back on the past 300 plus days – and that’s exactly what we’ve done in our final cover story of 2016 (p51), where you’ll find a recap of this year’s most memorable stories in technology, sports, arts, style and food. Continuing with the Christmas spirit, you’ll find our holiday gift guide in the Life & Style section (p24), highlights of Christmas meals around town in Eat & Drink (p73), and a feature on The Giving Tree, a charity program that provides school supplies and other essentials for

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underprivileged children in rural China every Christmas (p66) in the Community section. Elsewhere in the magazine, Andrew Chin speaks to David Guetta on his upcoming show on New Year’s Eve (p39), as well as the producer of the popular interactive theater show, Sleep No More (p48). Lena Gidwani in Guangzhou catches up with Jimmy Choo (p30), while our own Food Editor Betty Richardson has prepared a list of the best hot pot restaurants in Shanghai (p71) to warm your belly this winter. That’s it for us this year; see you in 2017.

Dominic Ngai Editor-in-Chief

Nominations for the 7th Annual Sports Awards

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t’s nearly time for the most riveting sporting event in the city: The Camel and That’s Shanghai Sports Awards! We are now accepting nominations for this year’s 7th annual ceremony, which features three new categories for our future superstars: Under 18’s Team of the Year, Coach of the Year and Player of the Year as well as a raffle fundraiser for the Baobei foundation. After last year's fundraising success, we will also be recognizing the sports team that raises the most money for charity over the course of the awards. Think you have a contender? Please send nominations with a photo and brief description of only 75 words or less for your pick to laurenhogan@urbanatomy.com. They will then be featured in That’s Shanghai and on Thatsmags.com in February, with the ceremony being held at the Camel Sports Bar Puxi on Thursday February 16. FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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The wrap

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10 City

20 Life & Style

11 No Smoking

24 Holiday Gift Guide

Citywide ban coming in March

Gift ideas from our favorite shops around Shanghai

14 The Lost Generation A portrait of China’s left-behind children

28 Jimmy Choo The master shoe designer on mentoring young Chinese talent

34 Her Dream House A vintage-style cozy flat in the former French Concession

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38 Arts

68 Eat/Drink

44 Tai Chi Reggae

71 Hot Pots Listed

Meet China’s first authentic reggae rockers, Long Shen Dao

Regional Chinese hot pots from around the ‘Hai

45 Hoochie Coochie Gentlemen Boogie to the Beijing blues

46 Xu Zhen Inc. Blurring the line between art and commerce

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72 Season’s eatings All the food you need to be eating this holiday

77 New Restaurants Daimon Bistro, Ramen David and more


51 Cover Story The most memorable stories and events of 2016

62 COMMUNITY P49

89 EVENTS

Dec 9

Dec 15

Borgore

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in DECember

2016

what's on

Sun Dec 25

Christmas

Everywhere

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Sat Dec 31

Sat Dec 3

90

Brawl on the Bund

Kerry Parkside

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New Year’s Eve

Everywhere

Wed-Sun Dec 14-Mar 26 Sleep No More

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McKinnon Theater


Fri-Sat Dec 2-3 The Shelter’s 9th Anniversary

Sat Dec 3 Alan Walker

Fri-Sun Dec 9-11 Burn the Floor

Sat Dec 10 Nervo

Tues-Sun Dec 13-Jan 15 Mozart!

Thurs Dec 22 Hiromi Uehara

The Shelter p89

Shanghai Oriental Art Center p41

Shanghai Culture Square p42

Fri-Sat Dec 23-24 The Nutcracker (SGT)

Shanghai Grand Theater p93

MYST p90

Fusion p92

Shanghai Centre Theater p93

Sat Dec 31 David Guetta

Shanghai New International Expo Center p39

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city The Lost Generation

Documenting the lives of left-behind children in Jiangxi province

The New Panda Train P12

What Is Shenshou Dang? P13


tales of the city

Put It Out

Citywide Indoor Smoking Ban Comes to Shanghai in March 2017 By William Lee and Lauren Hogan

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he Municipal People’s Congress passed an amendment last month that will ban smoking in public places, effective starting March 2017. This will make Shanghai the second city to ban smoking in public places after Beijing implemented similar legislation in 2015 – the strictest smoking ban ever implemented in China thus far. This announcement follows the indoor smoking ban at both Shanghai airports. Starting next March, all indoor public areas such as offices and public transportation and certain outdoor areas like youth-designated spaces (i.e. playgrounds) and obstetric hospitals. The rationale behind the law is to protect the general public from the dangers of second-hand smoke. So how does this affect us all – for smokers and non-smokers? If you’re spotted smoking in the aforementioned areas, the public are ‘encouraged to report violations' by sending photos to the hotline 12345. Fines for violating the new laws range from RMB50-200 for individuals, and up to RMB30,000 for companies. According to the Chinese Association of Tobacco Control, the country has 316 million smokers and 740 million people who suffer from the negative effects of second-hand smoke. Experts are predicting that the smoking ban will expand nationwide by the end of 2016, which was something that the World Health Organization (WHO) urged China to do earlier this year. “We are delighted that with the adoption of this new law, Shanghai will be protecting non-smokers from the deadly harm of second hand smoke,” said Dr. Bernhard Schwartlander, China’s WHO representative. “We look forward to Shanghai’s continuous effort to fully implement and enforce the 100 percent indoor smoking ban without exceptions. This is a huge step forward for the health of Shanghai’s more than 20 million residents. Deaths caused by involuntary exposure to second-hand smoke are entirely preventable and from a public health perspective – simply unacceptable." According to WHO data, China is the largest producer and consumer of tobacco in the world. About 28 percent of adults in China – a whopping 315 million – are smokers. Every year, about one million people die of tobacco-related diseases, or roughly 3,000 per day. Do you think the new smoking ban will work? Scan the code to vote in our poll and leave your comments.

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the buzz

Random Number

Quote of the Month

“I look forward to working with you” President Xi Jinping said to Donald Trump following his surprising win in the US presidential election. While relations between the two men may be cordial now, it remains to be seen how things will change as Trump officially takes over the Oval Office in January 2017. Scan the code to play our quiz, “Who Said It About China: Trump or Clinton?”

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The amount of time it took Alibaba to make RMB1 billion in online sales on Singles' Day. The opening minute broke all records as millions upon millions of singletons (and not so single people) took advantage of shopping deals online. Sales continued to rise to RMB10 billion after seven minutes, and reached RMB35.5 billion in the first hour. Jack Ma wheeled out some of the biggest names and celebrities in the world like the Beckhams, Scarlett Johansson and Kobe Bryant. Scan the code to see who attended.

Don’t You Know Who I Am?:

Panda Train A new type of train is set to hit China’s huge high-speed railway network. Nicknamed the 'Panda' due to its black and white twotone livery, they travel at a maximum speed of 250km per hour. Thankfully for those who prefer trains over planes, one can now get some shut eye on the beds available in each carriage or use Wifi to help pass the time. Scan the code to see a sneak peak inside the new trains.

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Edi t e d b y B r id g e t O ’ D o n n e ll / c i t y @ u r b a n a t o m y. c o m

Shenshou Dang / shēnshǒu dǎng / 伸手党 n. someone who, instead of looking things up for themselves, insists on bothering others by asking them for information (and is never grateful when helped). What does ‘nomenclature’ mean?

Come on, it takes three seconds to look up in a dictionary. It’s kind of hard to explain.

You look it up and tell me.

You are such a shenshou dang.

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here is a reason behind the popularity of the passive aggressive website lmgtfy.com, or ‘let me Google that for you.’ Because we all have that friend who constantly asks for perfectly Google-able information as if you are his or her robot slave. They ask you for movie screening times when they could easily look them up. They ask you for restaurant addresses when they have Dianping at their fingertips. They ask you for the opening hours at the post office, knowing that you’ll do exactly the same thing they would – look it up online. Literally meaning ‘those who have their hands extended,’ shenshou dang are those who ask for hand-outs instead of working for something themselves. And they often feign weaknesses to get their way. “Oh I don't know how to do it,” they say, “and you are so tech-savvy.” And, “Oh I'll only get it wrong,” they say, “and you'll definitely get the right information.” Shenshou dang also lie about having tried it themselves. “I looked all day and I just can't find it anywhere on the Internet,” is the mantra of a shenshou dang. When you give in and look some-

thing up for them, they are never thankful. “What took you so long,” they say, “Pingping sent it to me hours ago.” Or, "do you have a better version of this? The resolution is too low.” So are shenshou dang lazy or technically impaired? Are they so arrogant that they think your time is worth less than theirs? Or so manipulative that they get you to do their work for them? No matter the reason, you fall for it. You think: “I'm a helpful person and it doesn’t take long anyway.” You become an enabler. The most conservative estimates suggest that there are at least 12 enablers behind every shenshou dang; people who convince them that their strategy is sustainable. The highest level of shenshou dang not only refuse to use the Internet, but also their brains. They ask: “How can I learn to speak English?” Then, when you recommend some textbooks and give a few tips, they come back and tell you: “I've been reading those books for a while now but I still can’t speak.” And as you contain your anger over their accusatory tone, they say: “I think you must be wrong.” by Mia Li

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A Portrait of China’s Left-Behind Children words by Dominique Wong images by Zhou Na

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hou Na didn’t set out to document a family of so-called ‘left-behind children.’ It just sort of happened. In 2013 she was working for an NGO focusing on history and cultural preservation in Jiangxi’s Ji’an Suichuan County. The photographer would spend her free time shooting and, over the course of two months, got to know the Huang family. “It was a big family – two grandparents with four sons and five grandchildren. The grandparents lived at home with their grandchildren and two daughters-in-law, while their sons worked outside the village, returning twice a year to visit, in summer and spring,” Zhou tells us. The Huang family setup is representative of many households in China over the past generation. The country’s rapid economic development has seen millions of migrants move from rural villages to big cities in search of opportunities and a better life. Many parents choose to leave their children back home, for a variety of reasons. Some feel that urban living conditions are inappropriate for raising a child, while hukou restrictions mean that children are unable to attend school or receive medical care outside their hometowns. 1 4 | D e c e mb e r 2 0 1 6 | www . t h a t sm a g s . c o m

“The five children all differed in temperament. One was very naughty because, as I saw it, she wanted to draw people’s attention” The offshoot of this is a phenomenon known as liushou ertong, or ‘left-behind children.’ The All-China Women’s Federation and UNICEF found that in 2010 there were 61 million left-behind children below the age of 17 in rural areas. Without parents, children are often left to their own devices. More commonly, they are taken care of by their grandparents, such as in the Huang family. Zhou says, “One evening, the grandfather died of a massive cerebral hemorrhage. The sons came back for the burial, which was carried out according to local traditions.” Zhou attended the funeral as a friend of the family and – with the Huangs’ permis-

sion – took photos of the event as a memorial of sorts. The images reprinted on these pages, showing scenes before and after grandfather Huang’s death, offer a personal insight into the children’s lives. They show the children playing and laughing together like typical siblings. Small smiles between a grandfather and his grandkids; being and then not. The heartrending photos also hint at what life is like for the millions of other leftbehind children across China, who in recent years have been categorized as a social problem. Safety and mental health issues are cited as most problematic. Without protection left-behind children are more vulnerable to abuse and a lack of emotional or educational development. Reports of left-behind children committing suicide, dying by accidental means or becoming victims of sexual abuse highlight the dangers and consequences of being left behind. In June this year, four siblings living alone in rural part of Guizhou died from drinking pesticide. The oldest, a 13-year-old boy, had written a note saying, “It is time for me to go – death has been my dream for years.” But this is an extreme case. Of the


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Huangs’ situation, Zhou observes: “The five children all differed [in temperament]. One was very naughty because, as I saw it, she wanted to draw people’s attention. Another was shy and sensitive.” “The children live in a beautiful natural environment and are growing up happily. But on the other hand, poverty and unequal opportunity limits the family’s horizons and possibilities, as well as the cohabitation and relationships experienced between family members.” For Zhou the topic hits close to home – she was a left-behind child herself. “I grew up with my grandparents,” Zhou shares. “I think that safety and love is more important than distance, although one cannot replace the other. In some ways I feel

like I lack something, which I am now making up for as I grow older.” Still, Zhou is dismissive of the term ‘left-behind,’ claiming the label “insinuates neglect and amplifies the tragic nature of this issue. It makes others resort to lazy thinking.” “In fact, every family’s story is different. For some children, even if their parents are not around, they are still able to feel love, connection and support.” Zhou Na is a documentary photographer and regular contributor to the Eyes on China Instagram project. See more of her work via www.zhounaphoto.com

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Back with My New Career By Yamiz Bachkhaz

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f I just wanted a good education, I could have stayed back home in the US, but I want more than that. Coming to a completely foreign country like China, I’m eager to find out how well its economy is prospering while seizing the opportunity to make something of myself. Shanghai Jiao Tong University Antai College of Economics and Management offers a chance for me to grow more than just as a student, but also as a person and businessman, especially because of their generous encouragement and support for students’ startup plans. There are over 25 million people living in Shanghai, about 300,000 of whom are foreigners. Many of them are entrepreneurs with a grand vision who want to make the most of their time in China. With the same inspiration and motivation, I enrolled in Shanghai Jiao Tong University Antai International MBA, a two-year full-time English taught program, learning everything from strategic management, financial accounting, organizational behavior, business leadership to managerial economics. From this experience, I have learned extremely valuable business knowledge that I am able to use for any business ideas or job opportunities in the future. Besides academics, I was also involved in many different extracurricular activities like singing, modeling and martial arts, which allowed me to discover more about myself every day. During the summer break, I created my own teaching materials and methodology to teach children English. Despite its success, I learned that it wasn’t my true passion and moved on. I joined a group of exercisers – ‘calisthenics ninjas’ as we call

ourselves - at the campus by chance and met Jay D’engle, the founder of J-Fit training company. He encouraged me to become more health conscious through diet, exercise and other aspects of my life. My dedication and commitment eventually earned me a job in his company. We understand that health is not a ‘one size fits all’ thing, and our mission is to help our clients to discover themselves and become more self-reliant. We treat our clients as friends, and are proud of their progress, and now, J-Fit is now running its third charity event at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The number of participants has doubled, and we are expecting over 200 people to attend. We hope to continue the cooperation Get A Top MBA with the university and to continue in English in Shanghai expanding our influence. The deadline for 2nd round interview All of these amazing experiences application would be Feb.24, 2017 have allowed me to identify my perfect career path, which is very important to me. I have been able to apply what I have learned at Antai College of Economics and Management to my life and career in Shanghai, and I askmba@sjtu.edu.cn know they are also relevant in other 021-52302513 parts of the world as well. http://mba.sjtu.edu.cn/en/

ANTAI MBA

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b u ssi n e ss | c i t y


life &

style Interview: Jimmy Choo

The world-renowned shoe designer on giving back to China and mentoring young talents

Holiday Gift Guide P32

A Trip to Huangshan P34

New Shop: Hygge P36


spotlight

Tera Feng

Fashion Buyer and Stylist Traveling around the world to attend different fashion shows has been part of Tera Feng’s life since 2013, when the Shanghai-based fashion buyer and stylist founded Kuan Concept Showroom, a jewelry concept showroom in Hong Kong. Always sharply dressed for every occasion, Feng tells us about her personal style and what items are hot and trendy this winter. When did you fall in love with fashion? When I was young, I used to practice Chinese calligraphy and traditional painting with my grandfather. It taught me how to appreciate the beauty of art, and these memories helped shape my style and fashion aesthetics. What types of jewelry do you select for your showroom?

I’m drawn to designers and labels that highlight age-old craftsmanship – especially contemporary, timeless pieces. Where can people find jewelry that you procure on behalf of Kuan Concept Showroom?

We’re collaborating with museums like Shanghai’s Power Station of Art, as well as lifestyle concept platforms such as ZUCZUG and iliangcang.com. In the future, we’d like to find more designers who specialize in traditional Chinese craftsmanship and turn their work into wearable accessories that can also double as modern art pieces. Who’s your favorite Chinese designer?

Uma Wang. I really like the artistic approach she takes with her design. It marries the subtlety and elegance of the East very well, not to mention her penchant for high quality Italian fabric.

“Good design, regardless if it’s new or old, should be able to withstand the test of time” How would you describe your personal style?

Name one item that everyone should have in the closet.

I like to mix and match. For example, I often like putting Eastern and Western elements or vintage and contemporary styles together. I mostly buy clothes and accessories at outlets and boutique stores and I don’t usually go for things that are from the newest collection this season – good design, regardless if it’s new or old, should be able to withstand the test of time. Jewelry pieces are also an important part of my look, and I think they’re a good indicator of one’s taste.

White sneakers. They’re super multifunctional; you can wear them in many casual occasions or even to parties or fashion shows. Is there anything that you will never wear?

Miniskirts; I don’t think there’s a way to wear them in an elegant way.

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style radar Tap that App

Covet

World Time Buddy

DOE F/W 2016 (Part 1.1)

The phrase “it’s five o’clock somewhere” sure comes in handy when you’re ready to pop a cork, but it can be a nuisance when trying to schedule a Skype date with a friend in Seattle (“My Sunday morning at 6am… no, 7am. Wait, wait, plus 15 hours would be my 8am!”). You know the drill. Enter World Time Buddy by Helloka: an app that lets you compare the real time in different cities across the world on a simple, userfriendly interface. Instead of just working as a world clock, however – as plenty of websites exist for that – Time Buddy functions as a time zone converter, meeting scheduler and more, making it an invaluable tool for the adventurous traveler or digital nomad. The app makes scheduling conference calls, webinars or interviews a breeze and keeps the savvy stock market player on their game. No more missing important appointments with real estate agents or calls with family back home. Available for both iOS and Android devices, World Time Buddy operates in English, German, Northern Sami and Spanish.

Streetwear brand DOE recently rolled out a line of apparel for the first collection of the F/W season. Continuing with the tradition of clean and simple design, highlights include crewneck sweaters and hoodies made with 100 percent cotton French terry fabric. Prints like ‘SH’ and ‘Avenue Joffre’ (the original name of Huaihai Lu in the 1930s and 40s) are featured prominently in different products to pay homage to the brand’s Shanghainese heritage. To reinforce their love for the city, the photo shoot for this collection took place along the Suzhou Creek with historical landmarks such as the Postal Museum as backdrop with Brash's head barber Lexzavier Black serving as the model. > www.doeshanghai.com

Overheard

“Hello Weibo – Yes it’s really me, I finally made it to China!” Writes Madonna (or someone in her publicity squad) on her first Weibo post in October. While there are no immediate plans for the queen of pop to host a concert on the Chinese mainland, Madonna’s Weibo debut coincided with the launch of MDNA Skin on Tmall just weeks after. Named after her 2012 album of the same name, Madonna’s skincare product line was developed in collaboration with Japanese beauty product developer MTG, and was first released in Tokyo in 2014. Products include a skin rejuvenator, an olive oil-based face wash, chrome induced clay mask and a special serum designed exclusively for Madonna to keep her skin glowing like a ‘Ray of Light.’ > www.mdnaskin-cn.com

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E d i t e d by D o m i n i c Nga i & T o n gf e i Z ha n g / l i f e s t y l e @ u r b a n a t o m y. c o m

Under the Lens

Frontline Fashion Recently released on iTunes, Frontline Fashion is a documentary about 10 emerging Asian and European designers’ journey in competing at the EcoChic Award – the world’s biggest sustainable fashion design competition. The stakes are high as the winner will get the opportunity to create his or her own up-cycled collection for Shanghai Tang. Kevin Germanier, the winner of the 2014-2015 cycle of the competition, released his ‘modern Chinese chic’ up-cycled collection with the Chinese luxury fashion brand this fall, featuring dresses, pants and jackets made with surplus fabrics from previous Shanghai Tang collections. Germanier’s pieces are available through the brand’s official website and 10 percent of the sales will be donated to Redress, a Hong Kong-based NGO promoting sustainability in the fashion industry. > redress.com.hk/frontlinefashion > www.shanghaitang.cn

Made in China

Shokay ‘Artist in Residence’ Shawl Collection Since 2006, Shokay’s been using yak fiber textile from the Tibetan highland region of Qinghai to produce heartwarming winter garments for its loyal followers. Continuing and improving upon this decade-long tradition, their F/W 2016 collection features a new dying technique to create a range of colorful scarves and knitwear. Among several new lines, the ‘Artist in Residence’ Shawl Collection (made with 100 percent pure yak down) by multimedia artist Caitlin Reilly stands out with vibrant prints inspired by her Chongming Island-themed watercolor paintings. > www.shokay.com

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l i f e & s t y l e | fash i o n

Young Chinese Blood, Love in the Air Pink Bangkok Bowtie RMB480 (www.youngchineseblood.com) Pinyin Press, Dumpling Salt and Pepper Shakers RMB180 (www.pinyinpress.com)

Charles Philip, Lizzette Navy Stripes Slippers RMB320 (www.charlesphilipshanghai.com)

All I Want for Christmas Is…

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fash i o n | l i f e & s t y l e

Reclassified, Amber & Resin Home Fragrance RMB200 (www.reclassified.cn)

Doe, Square Logo Hoodie RMB899 (www.doeshanghai.com) SHANG XIA, Man Yi Bamboo Vase RMB3,600 (www.shang-xia.com)

Kate Wood Originals, Amsterdam Men’s Watch RMB1,088 (www.katewoodoriginals.com)

SHANGXIA, Yun Qi Silk Scarf RMB1,880 (www.shang-xia.com)

Annabel Lee Shanghai, Silk Jacquard Christmas Stocking RMB380 (www.annabel-lee.com) *Complimentary with RMB1,000 purchase at their Bund flagship store or online

Juma, Caftan Teddy Bear RMB310 (www.jumastudio.com)

Gentle Monster, Second Boss Sunglasses RMB1,590 (cn.gentlemonster.com)

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Catherine Chan, Director of International Property Division of China at Colliers Go Bold, But Weather the Storm

Catherine Chan, Colliers’ Director of International Property Division of China, is delighted to witness the growth of overseas real estate investments in a young market like China over the past six years. She believes that it will become an important financial leverage for the young generation, considering the current economic environment. Here, Chan offers advice from a professional perspective. Are you a fan of overseas real estate property investments? I invested my own overseas real estate property in Shanghai when I was 27. It was a way to force myself to save money. Since then, I invested in the US, Canada, UK, Chengdu, Thailand and Morocco. So I’m a firm believer of what I preach. Just recently, my Chengdu property became what people refer to as xuequ fang (properties next to reputable schools), which became more valuable despite its age. Of course, you’re going to encounter waves and cycles. Our mission is to make sure that clients don’t ‘over-borrow,’ or applying for too much mortgages or loans. As long as you can overcome and weather the storms, property prices will always go up. Why is now a good timing for the Chinese to invest in overseas real estate properties?

There are many reasons for this. Comparing to other investments, owning physical properties is in Asian people’s blood. So the best way to keep the value of their money is to invest in properties. The government is tightening their measures on keeping money inside the country. The more they push on that, the more people would want to take money out. And it’s quite clear that the Chinese currency will decrease in value at some point. From a broader perspective, however, currency exchange rate in certain places will benefit foreign investors. For instance, the UK Pound is hitting its lowest point in 31 years, which in turn gives overseas buyers close to a 30 percent discount compared to previous years. What sorts of changes have taken place in the Chinese market in terms of overseas real estate property investments?

Huge changes. As the first overseas property agency entering this market, we know that it keeps growing because the number of competitors has grown substantially over the past six years. Interesting, we've also noticed that buyers are getting younger, and there are also more women investing, especially in Shanghai. They’re white-collar workers in general with a stable job and certain level of savings. In their minds, their husband will have an apartment when they get married, or they’re going to inherit their parents’ prop2 6 | d e c e m b e r 2 0 1 6 | w w w . thats m ags . c o m

erties at some point. Since they can’t afford to buy anything locally, they’d consider purchasing a property in London, which is another way to increase their savings. To agents like us, we now prefer dealing with female clients because they can make the final decision. What are advantages of overseas property investments and things that foreign investors should be aware of?

Firstly, I think you have to be careful which agency you go to. Smaller ones are often less reliable. A more prestigious agent can ensure that developers it represents are legitimate. In addition, you want to find an agency that will be there for you the whole time. For instance, Colliers is publicly enlisted in the US and Canada, which means we’re responsible for anything we market. So we have to work with developers that are very stable and strong to match our own brand. Berkeley has always been great in terms of its aftersales service, fit out and construction. As an agent, you always feel safe. The other suggestion I’d like to offer is to distance yourself from the property you invest in. Some of our buyers insist that the house should face south because it’s their preference, which might not be a necessary requirement in another market. Consider the property a product that you’ll sell at last and don’t get too attached to it. What are some popular investment choices at the moment?

Currently, London and Toronto are the most popular and best choices. The London market has always been catered to international buyers, making the whole process quite easy for foreign investors. We think Brexit wouldn’t affect London’s standing as one of the world’s most influential financial centers. Other markets, however, have introduced different measures to prevent foreign buyers, especially the Chinese. Tell us about Colliers’ latest project.

One of the projects is Royal Arsenal in the UK because they just launched a new phase of their waterfront property. It’s a seven-minute ride on the DLR line to the London City Airport. Since the new crossrail is expected to complete by 2018, this is the place-to-be for local residents. It’s easy to predict that the price will grow if you buy in advance. And the first down payment is 25 percent of the whole sum. Unlike in Shanghai, if you buy something now, the yields are very low. What is your vision for this department?

Though we don’t intend to expand on the number of offices, we’d like to have more people on our team. Yet it’s been challenging to hire employees with overseas experience, self-driven and with good qualifications. Since we’re selling a global product, these qualities are essential.


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Jimmy Choo on Mentoring and Giving Back to China

By Lena Gidwani

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t’s just 10am in one of Guangzhou’s poshest addresses, and already, Professor Jimmy Choo OBE is a picture of effortless sophistication. The fitted blazer is flawlessly cut and the dark shades sit as they should, as he readies himself. There’s a kind of approachability and a distinguishable humility that immediately stands out. It was in 1986 when he first set up shop in London. A decade later, his readyto-wear line was launched with the late Tom Yeardye, and loyal celebrity fans like the late Princess Diana, Madonna and Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and the City propelled his rise to stardom. Several accolades followed, including an Order of the British Empire for his contribution to fashion in 2003. One may assume that Choo would be touring the world, cutting ribbons at stores that bear his eponym, but folks in the fashion industry know otherwise. “I sold my share of the business in 2001, five years after inception. It bears my name, but we are not related at all.” Choo’s most recent trip to China in October was all about giving back. An honorary fellow for footwear education at his alma mater and a spokesperson for the British Council in their promotion of British education to foreign students, he mentors young and aspiring shoe designers – many of whom hail from the Middle Kingdom. “More and more schools and universities have asked me to share my experi-

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ences, because I do everything from drawing to crafting. Not many can design, cut patterns and sew from scratch, it’s a lost skill these days with computers and machines. Now, we focus more on freehand drawing, we’re going back to basics,” says Choo. Choo collaborates with homegrown manufacturer ISCA Limited, whose brand Grand Master Lineage (GML) debuted at Attos Milano, China’s largest authorized dutyfree luxury concept store. With two branches, one at Bund 18 in Shanghai and the other at La Perle Mall in Guangzhou, they stock over 40 brands such as Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Versace, Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney, and have plans to expand further across the country. Paying homage to the great Chinese tradition of transmitting knowledge from a grand master to generations thereafter, Choo is excited about his relationship with GML.

“Everyone keeps asking me why I’m in China. I’ve been chosen to work with GML because they want to make quality shoes, just like they do in Italy. I’m Chinese, so I’m also coming back to my heritage, my motherland. A lot of young Chinese designers have gone overseas to study, and they’ve returned to work here. It is very important to me to give back to society. We’re creating jobs, giving back to the Chinese economy.” His ultimate goal is to be like Giorgio Armani, who continues to work despite his age. Even today, Choo still designs and sews new pieces, and has a very positive outlook for his future. "I love designing. I love creating. I love to travel, meet young people and give them advice and confidence. I’m just not done yet," he declares, with a soft laugh that permeates the morning air.

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ince 3000 BC, jade – often referred to as the royal gem – has been used by the Chinese to make the finest sculptures and accessories for royalty and elites. Empress Dowager Cixi and other high-ranking members of the imperial family are said to have used the prestigious gemstone as part of their daily beauty routine to keep their facial skin healthy and smooth throughout their lives. CHI, The Spa at Pudong Shangri-La is honoring this age-old tradition with their newly launched ‘Jade Lifting Signature and Anti-Puffy Eye Treatment.’ Known for its gentle healing properties, jade is used as a tool in the facial massage to help stimulate circulation in the lymph nodes along the jaw line and around the eyes. With the stone, therapists use rose essential oil – widely credited for its ability to relax and soothe one’s senses while balancing inner energy – to massage different pressure points on your face to facilitate drainage in spots where toxins tend to accumulate and get rid of discoloration in these areas while strengthening the body’s cleansing abilities. After the treatment, your skin will be rehydrated and you can leave the spa with a radiant glow. Throughout the month of December, this 90-minute treatment will be offered at a special price of RMB1,380 (regular price RMB2,100) plus 10 percent service charge and 6 percent VAT.

6/F, Grand Tower, 33 Fucheng Lu, by Lujiazui Huan Lu 富城路33号浦东香格里拉紫金楼6楼, 近陆家嘴环路 (6882 8888 ext 460, www.shangri-la.com)

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A Weekend Escape in Huangshan Hiking, Fresh Air, New Friends and Easy Adventures By Lauren Hogan

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ith its jaw-dropping granite cliffs and above-the-clouds views, it’s no surprise that Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) in Anhui province has been an inspiration to many, including the creators of Avatar. With its naturally awe-inspiring landscape and proximity to Shanghai (only six hours by bus), it’s surprising that we’ve left this place for ‘future travels’ until the tediousness of trip planning is taken off our hands, and all we need do is pack our bags and go... In collaboration with travel group Ctrip, That’s Shanghai organized an adventure to Huangshan with 50 of our most well-traveled readers hailing from 17 different countries in November. After enjoying a family-style welcome dinner at the Crowne Plaza Huangshan Yucheng upon arrival, we retreated to our rooms to rest up for a big day on the hills. Arriving early to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, we took the cable car to the top of the mountain, where we spent hours hiking the area, taking in the views and enjoying

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a freshly-made organic lunch. “The Yellow Mountain is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited,” said Matt Davis who was traveling with a friend from the UK. “Having the local guides made all the difference and the their knowledge and hospitality was second to none, not to mention the team who traveled with us were extremely professional and easy to get on with.” After a full day on the mountain, the group returned to our comfortable quarters to rest our weary feet, but others continued the journey and went out to explore the old town for street eats and a taste of the local city life. On Sunday, before departing back to Shanghai, we were given the freedom to wander for a few hours through Hongcun, a traditional Huizhou village, and also the backdrop to the movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Exploring Huangshan, Hongcun and the surrounding areas with flexibility not only made the trip enjoyable, but it also gave travelers the opportunity to see the sites with their own eyes – snapping photos of charming locals and incredible vistas, which they entered into our Huangshan trip photo competition.

Among the 19 entries submitted, Esther Hsu’s shot of Huangshan's beautiful landscape was selected as the winner, and her picture truly captured the essence of this epic weekend getaway. See more photos from the trip on www.thatsmags. com


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A Nordic Lifestyle Collective By Dominic Ngai

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n Norwegian, the word hygge is an adjective to describe a cozy, simple and unpretentious lifestyle the celebrates the idea of ‘slow living.’ It’s also the name of a homeware store and event space in the former French Concession established by four Shanghai-based entrepreneurs with a shared passion for the Scandinavian way of living. It all started several years ago when Hygge cofounder Jeff Wang fell in love with his Norwegian partner and subsequently with the concept of Nordic lifestyle and design. In 2014, he and his friend Zhou Yi started NordiCorner, a WeChat account that specializes in promoting designers from the region. Together with lifestyle journalists Candice Wang and Zulu Qu, the Hygge team’s dream of creating a space to celebrate Northern European lifestyle, culture and design materialized in October. Products showcased in the 31-square-meter space were collected over the years from the founders’ travels to Northern Europe. In addition to

this, Jeff Wang’s connection with the Norwegian Consulate also gives Hygge access to a wide network of independent designers from the region. In general, Scandinavian designs tend to give off a cold and minimalistic vibe, but the Hygge team is on a mission to change that perception. In the space, they’ve curated a diverse selection of products that strike the right balance between more neutral tones and fun colors to showcase the versatility of Nordic aesthetics. Besides displaying products from their favorite designers, the team also plans to host small-scale cultural events promoting the lifestyle that they love in the future.

G/F, No. 23, 1487 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Wulumuqi Zhong Lu 淮海中路1487弄23号底 楼, 近乌鲁木齐中路 (WeChat: HyggeInc)

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Style Butler A New and Softer Look By Dominic Ngai

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ince opening its first shop in China on Anfu Lu in 2013, Danish womenswear boutique Style Butler has expanded to having four stores in Shanghai and Ningbo, and a fifth opened in Xi’an in late November. Their newest Nanchang Lu outlet, which sits on the ground floor of a refurbished lanehouse facing the main road, has an eye-catching long window façade, offering a glimpse of the fresh and bright interiors and distinguishing itself from its less colorful neighbors. Noticing that a majority of their clientele are locals who prefer something softer and more feminine, this newest shop is decked out in nude color walls, while the logo is now written in gold instead of the original black. Besides its own line of apparel designed by Style Butler’s creative director Pernille Leschly Halle, which is known for its use of high quality silk, fur and cashmere, the store also carries designs by several independent Danish labels such as shoes from Sofie Schnoor and jewelry pieces by Malene Juhl Jorgensen and Stine A. Some of the bestsellers this season are Style Butler’s sweaters made with 100 percent cashmere. All three Shanghai outlets are currently running a special offer through the month of December, where these winter essentials are going for RMB799 each (originally RMB1,999). 276 Nanchang Lu, by Ruijin Er Lu 南昌路276号, 近瑞金二路 (6473 2121, WeChat ID: stylebutler)

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J-01

Sneaker Collectors’ Heaven By Tongfei Zhang

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edicated to the fans of sneakers and streetwear – especially for those who are always on the lookout to be the first to get their hands on limited edition shoes – J-01 (Just Only One) is a concept store created by Hong Kong-based fashion brand D-mop to serve this booming market. Bright, simple and with a twist of hipster vibe, the low-profile store situated on Xinle Lu is furnished in sleek black and white and decorated with dozens of shoes covering the walls. J-01 recently saw a limited release of the much coveted adidas Originals by mastermind JAPAN Sneaker Collection, which sold out in just two hours. J-01 is also home to other selected brands (scaling up to RMB9,000 per pair) such as Yeezy, Raf Simons, Rick Owens, Pharrell Williams, Reebok x InstaPump Fury collaborations, PUMA Discs, Filling Pieces, New Era and Champion. Limited edition collections are updated regularly and sold at original prices with just one pair per size. If you’re searching for some rare sneakers to add to your collection, this is the place to look.

158-2 Xinle Lu, by Donghu Lu 新乐路158-2号, 近东湖路 (5403 5537)

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Both Yang and her cat Freddie consider the Frenchstyle bed (which was purchased on Taobao) to be their favorite spot in the apartment.

House of a Thousand Dreams Calling the Former French Concession Home Words by Dominic Ngai, Photos by Mario Grey

Yang lives here with her pets: a miniature pinscher named Dawg (seen on this photo), and her cat Freddie.

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or Taylor Yang’s Shanghainese parents and grandparents, living in the former French Concession has been a longtime dream of theirs. “When my parents were young, this neighborhood used to be ‘the place.’ They call it shangzhijiao (上只角, a term in the Shanghainese dialect for posh areas with Western-style architecture and other cultural influences),” she says. Their dream eventually became hers as well. Yang has now lived in the former French Concession for the last 10 years,

and in her current flat – a small studio at the King Albert Apartments on Shaanxi Nan Lu – since 2012. Completed in 1930, the complex consists of 16 four-story-tall buildings with two apartments per floor, and three bedrooms within each. Yang’s flat is a subdivided unit that used to be the dining room of a larger apartment. With a penchant for vintage-style knickknacks, friends of Yang’s have always complimented her on the French romantic feel of her home. Here’s a look inside.

Though it’s just 30 square meters, the studio feels very spacious thanks to its high ceiling and a large row of airy French windows behind the bed, allowing plenty of natural light to flood the room during the day.

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Black and white family photos and a vintage-style makeup box share space with Yang’s favorite jewelry pieces on a refurbished antique bedside table she found at a wholesaler just across the street from where she lives.

Yang’s grandmother, who always enjoyed dancing to her favorite tunes, passed down a collection of old Chinese records released during the Cultural Revolution to her.

A framed Black Eyed Peas setlist (with Fergie’s coffee stain) from a charity concert in Shanghai years ago – a gift from a former colleague and good friend – sits on top of Yang’s kitchen cabinet.

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David Guetta EDM Superstar Rings in 2017 By Andrew Chin

Few DJs encapsulate the mainstreaming of electronic dance music like David Guetta. A veteran of the French underground, the producer has been catapulted into superstardom thanks to anthems like ‘Where Them Girls At’ and ‘When Loves Take Over.’ The two-time Grammy Award winner returns to Shanghai with his first China arena tour, ready to welcome in 2017 with help from fellow DJ Mag anointed Top 10 DJ, Oliver Heldens. You must’ve had a lot of offers for these end of year parties, why choose China? China is just an amazing country and they really know how to throw down a New Year’s Eve party. Chinese fireworks are colorful and I can’t wait to see it!

New Year’s Eve is a big party night. As a DJ, do you notice there’s a different energy? New Year’s Eve definitely feels magical compared to other nights. Everyone is so excited because of the time of the year. I performed in Dubai last year and that was a memorable night. I feel like China is going to be just as good! You’ve had numerous anthems. Can you tell something is going to be a huge hit after you make the beat?

You never know how the audience will react to a song; all I can do is test it at my shows. It’s great to see that a lot of my songs are still being played. I’m honored to be part of this evolution in electronic dance music. I didn’t expect this genre to become so big in just a couple of years.

Your last album, Listen, was quite a departure for you musically. Is that a path you want to pursue for your next album? I was really pleased with the result of Listen. All of the collaborations were simply great to produce. I’m currently working very hard to put out new music and I want it to be as diverse as my previous releases and to feel even better. I’ve been spending a lot of time in the studio lately, so keep your eyes open for more releases in the upcoming months!

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You’ve been described as ‘the Godfather of EDM.’ How do you feel about that title?

“New Year’s Eve definitely feels magical compared to other nights. Everyone is so excited because of the time of the year”

Personally speaking, what music are you digging these days?

I’ve always liked hip hop and R&B. Besides that, I’m very interested in the evolution in electronic music right now. A lot of DJs are adopting more creative ways of producing and I think Martin Garrix is a pioneer in this.

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children After wooing Shanghai this summer with a massive art retrospective, director Tim Burton is set to charm the country with his latest film. Praised as a return to the inventive gothic form of past favorites like Sweeney Todd, Burton brings to life Ransom Riggs’ 2011 best-selling young adult novel. Eva Green stars as the titular Miss Peregrine, who can manipulate time and transform into a peregrine falcon. She must assist the 16-yearold Jacob (Asa Butterfield) as he discovers this mysterious world and protect it from the shape-shifting Samuel L Jackson.

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Academy Award-winning director Clint Eastwood follows his 2014 mega-hit American Sniper with a biographical look at Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger. Tom Hanks stars as the titular pilot who became a national hero following his emergency landing of a passenger jet on the Hudson River, where all 155 passengers and crew survived. Despite the rapturous praise that followed the incident, Sully depicts the pilot’s subsequent struggle with PTSD and his battle against the National Transportation Safety Board’s attempt to discredit him. 4 0 | december 2 0 1 6 | www . thatsmags . com

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Everyday Legend “This series is my way of expressing that drawing is a performance trick compared to installation art. It relies more on an artist’s vision. All the pieces look like Song Dynasty paintings from afar, yet it’s full of violent aesthetics if you look closer.” Ni Youyu is one of 19 acclaimed Chinese contemporary artists participating in Everyday Legend. The group exhibition is a collaboration between New Century Art Foundation (NCAF) and Shanghai Minsheng Museum and is the result of a three-year research-based curatorial project exploring the use of traditional art practices in contemporary art forms. > Until Dec. 7. Minsheng Art Musem, Bldg. F, 570 Huaihai Xi Lu, by Kaixuan Lu 淮海西路570号,近凯旋路 (6282 8729)

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Hao Months after its grand opening, Shanghai Disney has broken ground on an extension. Toy Story Land is expected to open in 2018 and will be designed like Andy’s backyard with guests feeling like they’ve been shrunk down to the size of their favorite Toy Story characters. There will be three new attractions and an area to meet characters.

Bu Hao Netflix has waved the white flag on its efforts to launch a China service. Citing a “challenging” regulatory environment, the company has shifted focus on licensing their shows to the country’s existing online platforms. In related news, Amazon launched its Prime subscription service in China but has stripped off its online music and video options.


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What’s New Award winning actress Maggie Cheung has followed through on her pledge to retire and pursue music. After headlining the 2014 Strawberry Music Festival in Shanghai and Beijing, she has released her first single on Modern Sky. The electronic ‘Look in My Eyes’ features production from London-based Chris Brown, who has worked with Radiohead and Muse. Reddit hasn’t been kind, dubbing it “Eurotrash dance.”

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Burn the Floor What started as a 10-minute performance at Sir Elton John’s 50th birthday party has turned into a hit show that has enjoyed extended runs on Broadway in New York City and the West End in London. Featuring several alumni of the hit TV franchise So You Think You Can Dance, Burn the Floor is a sizzling celebration of all forms of dance from glitzy ballroom styles to fiery Latin performances. Since its 1997 debut, the show has been performed in over 130 countries worldwide, including China where its December tour has become an annual tradition.

> Dec 9-11, 7.15pm and 2pm (Sat-Sun), RMB180-880. Shanghai Oriental Art Center, 425 Dingxiang Lu, by Century Avenue 丁香路425号, 近世纪大道 (400 610 3721, en.damai.cn)

Last month, Connor McGregor made history to become the first UFC fighter to simultaneously carry belts in two weight classes. However, UFC 207 promises to be even bigger with the much anticipated return of Ronda Rousey. It’s been over a year since the former bantamweight champion has fought and she tries to reclaim her title from Amanda Nunes. Streamable live on December 31 at sports.pptv.com. In late breaking news, China has expanded its foreign film quota for the year and Mel Gibson’s World War II epic Hacksaw Ridge has secured a coveted December 8 release. Andrew Garfield stars as Desmond Doss, a pacifist medic who became the first conscientious objector to be awarded the Medal of Honor after saving 75 soldiers without a weapon. The film received a 10-minute standing ovation after its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. www . thatsmags . com | december 2 0 1 6 | 4 1


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The Success and Struggles of Mozart By Zoey Zha

As a musical prodigy who was composing and performing for European royalty at the age of five, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is one of the greatest legends in classical music, and his decision to leave the Salzburg court and follow his own muse has inspired artists for generations. That struggle is captured in the hit musical Mozart! which makes its mainland China debut with an extended run at Shanghai Culture Square from December 13 to January 15.

Mozart was undoubtedly an ingenious musician, but he was also in dire need of his father’s approval for his life achievements. That’s his motivation for everything that he does, and for the show as well

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he idea of reviving this show is to tell people that this is a story of every artist instead of just one,” says the show’s main star Oedo Kuipers. “I can definitely understand Mozart as an artist myself. There are sacrifices to make between the art you want to do and your personal life.” Spearheaded by writer Michael Kunz, composer Sylvester Levay and director Harry Kupfer – the trio that also created the iconic German musical Elisabeth – Mozart! follows the composer as a young adult free from the responsibilities of his family and society. While the show depicts the composer’s indulgence in gambling, carousing, loving and living, Mozart! also shows his inner struggles as a result of his past as a musical prodigy. The story unfolds in flashbacks, starting with Mozart’s wife Constance wandering around a cemetery trying to identify her husband. It then switches to a scene where a six-year-old Mozart is blindfolded and performing a piano recital next to his father. The child Amandé is a haunting figure, tailing his adult incarnation throughout the show, silently writing scores beside him, invisible to the other performers. A symbol of both the composer’s childhood and passion towards music, it will be this incarnation that finishes the show’s last scene where he completes Mozart’s final masterpiece, the famed Requiem. Born in a small town in the Netherlands, actor Oedo Kuipers relates to Mozart’s early passion for music. He began singing at school and church choirs before making his first stage performance in a Christmas play at age 8. He credits his father as the reason for joining a brass band, but sympathizes with Mozart’s turbulent relationship with his own composer father. “Mozart was undoubtedly an ingenious musician, but he was also in dire need of his father’s approval for his life achievements,” Kuipers notes. “That’s his motivation for everything that he does, and for the show as well.” This unhealthy relationship is best summed up in the show’s second scene, where his father disapproves of his son’s choices, and pledges to never see him again. The personal devastation continues as Mozart receives news of his mother and

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The idea of reviving this show is to tell people that this is a story of every artist

sister’s death, as well as the departure of his wife. What followed in real life was an artistic flourishing that resulted in some of Mozart’s most well-known pieces. Also noteworthy is his wardrobe choices. To portray his rebellious spirit and his newfound artistic freedom, Kuipers is dressed in a modern coat with hole-poked jeans and ditches the wig commonly worn in that time period. Following its 1999 debut at the historic Theater an der Wien in Vienna, Mozart! enjoyed a successful two-year production run with approximately 420,000 attendees over 419 shows. The show has lived on thanks to translated versions that have toured across Europe, Japan and Korea. While he enjoyed success on a Dutch singing competition reality TV show, Kuipers admits that he took extra steps to ensure he would win the starring role when he was auditioning for this new production. “My voice is somewhat lower than a tenor, which means I couldn’t hit high notes easily like Bruno Mars or Michael Jackson,” he says. “I spent a big fortune on vocal training and worked with a pianist to prepare for this audition. It turned out to be worthwhile.” Kuipers gushes at receiving praise from the show’s composer Sylvester Levay for “channeling every artist in his performance.” He’s thrilled to be performing the show in China and is still very passionate about playing the role. He jokes, “Every time before I go on stage, I say to my dresser, ‘Time to die!’” Dec 13-Jan 15, 7.15pm (Tues-Sun) and 2pm (weekends), RMB80-1,080. Shanghai Culture Square, 597 Fuxing Zhong Lu, by Shaanxi Nan Lu 复兴 中路597号, 近陕西南路 (400 610 3721, en.damai.cn)

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Long Shen Dao Tai Chi Reggae Masters By Andrew Chin

Chinese reggae may seem like an oxymoron, but for nine years, Beijing’s Long Shen Dao has been spreading the good word of Marley and friends. While their reputation has spread abroad, they’re hitting the road for their longest national tour yet, stopping off at MAO Livehouse on December 18.

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here’s quite a lot of similarities between reggae and traditional Chinese music in terms of mood and spirit. While they take different approaches, they both achieve the same results on the listener’s soul,” says singer Guo Zhen. While he admits that it can be difficult mixing native instruments like the guzheng with the established sounds of reggae, Guo shrugs about the challenges. “Music, like life, always needs to keep developing,” he says. “The new supersedes the old. So let’s just start and do it, then promote it.” That attitude led to the formation of Long Shen Dao in 2007. Comprised of veterans of Beijing’s rock scene, the six-member group realized there was not a single reggae band on the scene and rushed to fill the musical void. “We weren’t really digging what was popular and as we began performing, we gained more fans and friends interested in understanding reggae,” Guo says. “Over the years, we’ve received a lot of support from other musicians encouraging us to do something so few people in the country were doing.” With a name that can be translated as the Tao of Dragon God, the group instantly struck a chord. Their first show in Beijing eight years ago was sold out and critics were eager to dub them “China’s first authentic reggae band.” Their 2012 debut Tai Chi Reggae nabbed them numerous domestic music awards and touring opportunities abroad. While the band may instantly make an impression to international audiences with their

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long dreadlocks, Long Shen Dao earned respect by delivering the musical goods. “We’re playing Africa’s largest reggae musical festival next year,” Guo exclaims. “It’s going to be great being in an environment with so many cultures, interacting with and appreciating each other.” The singer credits the touring experience for helping the band evolve on their sophomore album, Freedom. “From playing so many shows, we’ve tightened up our rhythm and have new understandings over arrangements and lyrics,” Guo says. Released this year on China’s largest independent label, Modern Sky, Freedom sees the group collaborating with Dutch DJ crew PartySquad and UK producer Vibronics. Guo also notes, “I wanted to delve deeper into my feelings,” while hoping the album “paves for even more growth on the next album.” While the band were among the headlining acts of this year’s Strawberry Music Festival, they’re eager to embark on this 21-city tour of China.

“Music like life always needs to keep developing. The new supersedes the old”

“When you tour in a foreign country, there’s a sense that everything is fresh,” Guo says. “We hope we have that same relaxed happy mood on this national tour. We look forward to bringing reggae fusion to the country and showing the world where all these different styles of dance fit perfectly.” Dec 18, 8.30-10pm, RMB100. MAO Livehouse, 3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, by Jianguo Zhong Lu 重庆南路308号3楼, 近建国中路 (6445 0086)


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Hoochie Coochie Gentlemen The Beijing Blues By Andrew Chin

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hina’s indie music scene may mainly be in the realm of the wenqing (artistic youth or hipsters) but a self-described dashu (uncle) band has struck a chord. With a sound rooted in classic blues, the decidedly old school Hoochie Coochie Gentlemen has won Chinese Golden Music Awards, infiltrated a hit CCTV show and are bringing their annual national tour to Yuyintang on December 16. “It’s very fun to go to different places, see friends and eat different things,” says the group’s frontman Chen Yafei. “Taking a break from our everyday life is always exciting.” With his raspy voice and Great Depression era uniform of suspenders and newsboy caper, Chen channels the spirit of a seasoned blues man who somehow has found himself in Beijing. “Like most of my peers, I grew up listening to music from Hong Kong and Taiwan. However, I was really hit hard with the rock bug when I discovered bands like Nirvana and Guns n’ Roses,” he explains. Spending much of his 20s in rock and punk bands, Chen credits his blues conversion to a Beatles compilation. “I heard some of their blues rock covers and went back to the store to buy a Buddy Guy record,” he says. “Immediately, I was fascinated. This was the first time I heard music that fit my ideas.” Taking their name from Willie Dixon’s blues standard, ‘Hoochie Coochie Man,’ Hoochie Coochie Gentlemen formed in 2009 mixing blues with jazz and folk elements. “As you get older there will be a lot of changes in the world,” Chen notes. “The way you express your opinions will naturally change. That will affect your music.” The group found instant critical acclaim. Their 2012 albums Sky Blue and Sadly Dying With You won Chinese Golden Music Awards for Best Blues and Jazz Musicians. Their hard-touring work ethic and budding acclaim brought the

group to the attention of CCTV’s hit reality competition show, Sing My Song – a show designed to spotlight songwriters in which Mongolian fusion innovators Hanggai took home the top prize. “As a band, we discussed it and thought it was a good way to promote ourselves,” Chen recalls. “It wasn’t that fun. We wanted to sing ‘Black and White’ but the program didn’t think it was suitable. In the end, we performed a song we spent about an hour on. But we met many friends during the process.” The title song of their 2015 album has managed to find a sizable audience. Sales for the disc have been strong for a Chinese independent band and Chen fondly recalls selling out of copies following an impromptu street performance on Chengdu’s famed Kuanzhai Alley. “We found that audiences really dug into the album and listened to all of the songs,” Chen smiles. “Most importantly, we are very fond of it.” With the band’s growing profile, Chen proudly notes: “There are more and more blues bands, which we are very happy to see.” However, they’re not content to rest on their laurels. Following their 13-city national tour, Chen says the group plans to “write more songs, then write some more.” While he teases that Hoochie Coochie Gentlemen’s next album is still in the songwriting phase and may not come out “for another 17 years,” Chen finally relents with some details. “We will likely add more brass because there are a lot of great musicians like China Philharmonic Orchestra trumpeters Lu Xiaolin and Zang Tianshuo, as well as saxophonist Hu Zhiliang who are interested in collaborating with us,” he says. “But as is our custom, we will play the new songs to see the audience’s reactions before deciding whether to add it to the album.”

“I went back to the store to buy a Buddy Guy record. Immediately, I was fascinated. This was the first time I heard music that fit my ideas”

Dec 16, 8.30-10.30pm, RMB80-100. Yuyintang, 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan'an Xi Lu 凯旋路851号,近延安西路 (5237 8662)

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a r t s | art

In their Own Words Xu Zhen By Andrew Chin

As the youngest Chinese artist to participate in the main thematic exhibition of the Venice Biennale, Xu Zhen has been celebrated as the pride of Shanghai. He was the subject of Long Museum West Bund’s first anniversary and his MadeIn collective has recently opened in the West Bund with “the world’s first one-of-a-kind artwork store,” where limited Xu Zhen brand goods are available. Is Store a sly commentary on commercialism a la his faux Supermarket that popped up on Yuyuan Lu, or a different beast entirely? We let the prankster explain.

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e are lucky to have grown up in this time of great change. As commercialism rises, population migration continues and classes are replaced, these forces are colliding and causing the city to change even though they elicit mixed feelings. How artists create contemporary art depends on whether they can put aside the cultural baggage and to be active and real in their thoughts and feelings. Today, ‘consumption’ has become a communication channel rather than just a simple business transaction. Compared to an art museum, Store turns consumers into cultural owners. Compared to galleries, Store can be more comprehensive in expanding the influence of the Xu Zhen brand, which is diverse and creatively prolific and very suitable to stores that are expanding rapidly to cover a number of platforms. Like Supermarket, Xu Zhen’s Store brings the social reality of contemporary culture into the performance. But Store is more of a platform for creating and displaying, whereas Supermarket is more like a work of art. Audience members were very enthusiastic at the opening and they had strong purchasing power. Sales were good from small- to large-scale works, including limited edition artwork, tea tables, sculpture sofas and clothes. Come quickly to Store! Until Feb 28. MadeIn Gallery, Rm 106, 2879 Longteng Da Dao, by Fenggu Lu 龙腾大道 2879号106室, 近丰谷路 (6070 9563, www.madeingallery.com)

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“Today, ‘consumption’ has become a communication channel rather than just a simple business transaction”


advertor i al | a r t s

The spirit of chinese brushwork The Collision of Traditional Chinese Art and Contemporary Media

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he exploration of the relations between traditional and contemporary art is a popular and timeless theme among artists. While some believe that classic art forms have been entirely replaced by our high-tech and fast-pace lifestyle, a group of enthusiasts are trying to change that at The Spirit of Chinese Brushwork & Crafts art exhibition, where a few Chinese artists are showcasing the spirit of traditional Chinese art forms – namely calligraphy and painting – through contemporary media. After a successful run at the 2015 Milan Expo, the exhibition now returns to its home country, stopping at Shanghai Hongqiao Hub until January 15. In addition, a new installation called He will be added to its original grand scale. Using various forms of multimedia technology such as holographic projection, this presentation aims to present traditional Chinese cultural and the philosophical principle of “Harmony Between Heaven and Man,” and the Chinese creative spirit. Upon entering the exhibition, visitors are stimulated by a multisensory experience with images, sounds and more to showcase the creative vision behind the works of several major artists in the fields of traditional painting and calligraphy, as well as the intricate craftsmanship of renowned masters in China who work with ceramics, jade and wood – all of which celebrate a nationalistic sentiment. Featuring artworks of six renowned contemporary Chinese artists – including Wang Donglin, who is a renowned Chinese calligrapher and known for an anecdote of teaching Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple Inc., Chinese calligraphy – this exhibition celebrates their thoughts as an embodiment of the philosophical wisdom and a distinctly homegrown aesthetic that have existed for thousands of years, while the contemporary rendition is expected to re-ignite Shanghai audience’s enthusiasm for Chinese art.

Art installation designer: Jason Guo

Nov 11, 2016- Jan 15, 2017. The Hub, 33 Shaohong Lu, by Shenchang Lu 绍虹路33号虹桥天地,近申长路

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a r t s | theater

Sleep No More

An Immersive Theatrical Experience By Andrew Chin STEPHEN DOBBIE AND LINDSAY NOLIN

In a year full of standout theatrical tributes to the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, few are as highly anticipated as Punchdrunk Theater’s take on Macbeth. Already reservations to Sleep No More have been filled until the Spring holiday despite its December 14 opening date.

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ronically if the Bard represents the pinnacle of traditional theater, Sleep No More has won wide acclaim for its experiments with the form. Critics have dubbed it as a pioneer of immersive theater, and past productions of Sleep No More have enjoyed sold-out years-long runs in New York, London and Brookline, Massachusetts. “We’re making a non-traditional form of theater – taking the audience away from this passive interaction where they basically sit and have something presented to them,” explains the show’s producer Colin Nightingale. “Audiences are free to explore the space and the whole story is spread across six floors of the building. Within that, they’re actually being presented a fragmented narrative that they piece together by exploring. This means that every audience member ends up with a very unique experience that’s personal to them.” An abandoned building in Jing’an has been transformed into the show’s setting, the McKinnon Hotel, and the story was adapted to take place in 1930s Shanghai. “A lot of the storytelling is done within the design and details of the space. The audience can look through desks and read diaries or letters,” Nightingale explains. “We’ve created a total multisensory world. There’s a sound design running throughout the whole building and we’re playing with smells. The majority of the performers are dancers, so it’s a lot of physical storytelling as opposed to verbalized text.” Flexibility is a key element to Sleep No More’s world. There are four arrival times per show, and attendees are free to roam for three hours as there is no set interval for communal breaks. The functioning Mandalay Bar serves as an open space for audience members to take a break and discuss the show. A jazz band will perform, and Nightingale notes, “If we’re doing our job right, there should be something for everyone.” “Some people might want to spend two hours meticulously exploring the world or engaging with the performances, but others might rather sit within this rich environment that we’ve

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“We’re making a non-traditional form of theater – taking the audience away from this passive interaction where they basically sit and have something presented to them” created, which is a totally acceptable way of experiencing the work as well.” Part of Sleep No More’s enduring appeal is that no two individuals experience the show exactly the same. “There’s about 18 hours of content scattered within this space, so it’s impossible for anyone to experience everything within one visit to this world,” Nightingale explains. “A lot of the storytelling then comes out of conversations between audience members after the show.” While its Shanghai run is currently scheduled until March 26, Nightingale is optimistic the show will be a staple of Shanghai as it is in New York City, where it has run for five years. “Everyone hopes that it has a long life here,” he says. “A show will stay open as long as people are buying tickets for it.” Dec 14-Mar 26, 7pm/7.15pm/7.30pm/7.45pm (Wed-Sat) and 3pm/3.15pm/3.30pm/3.45pm (Sat-Sun), RMB550 (RMB650 on Fri-Sat evenings). McKinnon Hotel, 1013 Beijing Xi Lu, by Jianging Lu 北京西路 1013号, 近江宁路 (5299 0571, booking@mckinnonhotel.cn)


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Hu Jieming: Lights of Time

Until Mar 30. Aurora Museum, 99 Fucheng Lu, by Huayuanshiqiao Lu 富城路99号, 近花园石桥路 (5840 8899, www. auroramuseum.cn)

Sun Xun: Prediction Laboratory

Until Jan 15. Yuz Museum, 35 Fenggu Lu, by Longteng Dadao 丰谷路35号, 近龙腾大道 (6426 1901, yuzmshanghai.org)

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Osang Gwon: The Sculpture

Until Jan 26. Arario Gallery, No. 7, Lane 890, Hengshan Lu, by Tianping Lu 衡山路890弄 7号, 近天 平路 (135 0193 5417, www.arariogallery.com)

Fireworks

Until Dec 31. Magda Danysz Gallery, 188 Linqing Lu, by Yangshupu Lu 临青路188号, 近杨 树浦路 (5513 9599, www.magdagallery.com)

A Ni Jun: The Deep Blue Sea

Until Jan 7. Shanghai Gallery of Art, 3/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Guangdong Lu 中山东一路3号3 楼, 近广东路 (6321 5757)

Zheng Lu: Re-sist-ance

Until Dec 21. Long Museum West Bund, 3398 Longteng Dadao, by Ruining Lu 龙腾大道3398号, 近瑞宁路 (6422 7636, thelongmuseum.org)

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We’re struggling to explain this in just a few sentences. So, let’s hand over to the Xinhua news agency: “The satellite is designed to establish ultra-secure quantum communications by transmitting uncrackable keys from space to the ground […] It could also conduct experiments on the bizarre features of quantum theories, such as entanglement.” Got it?

The world’s first passenger drone was unveiled by a Chinese firm this year. And while it may look like any old quadcopter, the Ehang 184 is an autonomous aerial vehicle. This means that passengers simply enter a destination and they’ll be whisked away by the drone. Let’s see how the testing sessions in Nevada go before getting too excited.

Smog-eating Tower

Pensioner Zhou Miaorong was worried about how he and his elderly neighbors would escape their apartment block in an emergency. So the spritely Shanghai septuagenarian, who lives on the 35th floor, built an emergency slide that can take residents to safety at the breakneck speed of 0.33 floors per second.

Another year, another unlikely device for battling smog. But could this be the one to go beyond headline-making? The 7-meter tower cleans 30,000 cubic meters of air an hour and is already being tested in Beijing. The tower’s Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde hopes to collect the pollution particles and use them in jewelry. Good to see he’s got his priorities sorted.

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Hong Kong graphic designer Ricky Ma based his lifelike robot on a famous Hollywood actress, though he wouldn’t reveal which one. But his USD50,000 investment paid off, as it is evidently Scarlett Johansson (right?). The humanoid, named Mark 1, can move its arms and legs, turn its head, bow and respond to complements – just like Johansson. Uncanny.

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After Chinese freestyle swimmer and former gold medalist Sun Yang splashed Australian rival Mack Horton in the pool, Horton says, "I ignored him because I don’t have time for drug cheats" (a reference to Sun’s 2014 doping ban). The Internet (read: netizen commenters) hoped that Horton was "killed by a kangaroo." Yang responded with a classic Mariah Carey-inspired dig: "I don’t know him. I’m the

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Swimmer Fu Yuanhui for her menstrual chat and lol expressions at the Rio Olympics

Loser of the Year: Ex-China national football coach Gao Hongbao who resigned after China’s humiliating defeats to Syria and Uzbekistan in October

Attention-Seeker of the Year: Diver and Olympic bronze medalist Qin Kai who proposed to fellow diver He Zi as she literally just received a (silver) medal of her own at Rio

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Goal of the Year: Women’s football player Tan Ruyin, who scored a 40-yard screamer in a match between China and South Africa at Rio

Coach of the Year: Women’s volleyball coach Lang Ping, who guided the national team to gold at Rio (her second; she also won gold as a player in Los Angeles 1984)

Awkward Moment(s) of the Year: An incorrect version of China’s national flag is displayed at not just one, but two Olympic medal ceremonies

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The Mermaid RMB3.39 billion

Hong Kong comic legend Stephen Chow smashed the record for China’s highest grossing film of all time, with this sci-fi romantic comedy which he directed, co-wrote and co-produced. Chow may soon repeat the record-breaking feat, as a follow-up to his 2013 adaptation of Journey to the West is slated for release next year.

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After years of anticipation, Shanghai Disneyland opened in June – and China’s richest man was less than impressed. Despite being spotted there in October on a mission to “inspect and learn,” Wanda Dalian boss Wang Jianlin talked plenty of smack about Mickey and co in an interview with CCTV. He then boasted about his company’s plans to open 15-20 Wanda theme parks across China.

Zootopia

RMB1.53 billion

Following a same-day release in China and the US, Zootopia grossed RMB500 million more than Kung Fu Panda 3. In doing so, it became Disney’s biggest financial success – and the seventh highest-grossing film in China to date. Widespread hatred of Batman vs. Superman (also released in March) undoubtedly helped.

Warcraft

RMB1.47 billion

While America was less than charmed with Warcraft (which only grossed USD46 million on its opening day), the movie struck a major chord here thanks to a marketing push from its Chinese backer, Wanda. Despite negative reviews, the film edged out Avengers: Age of Ultron to be China’s most popular action film of the year.

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#WangBaoQiang Divorce

Actor Wang Baoqiang broke the internet by posting plans to divorce wife Man sells fish The at Hujialou subway on Weibo. Lost in Thailand star station accused that he’s caught at nearby park wife Ma Rong of adultery, “destroying the family,” and hiding and transferring property. The plot thickened when Ma filed a defamation case against him. According to Weibo, 47 percent of netizens were Team Wang.


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At the tender age of 73, Huang Yanzhen mesmerized Chinese netizens after photographs of her posing in black leather with a Harley Davidson went viral. She has since made several appearances on TV and served as a special guest at the Xiamen International Fashion Week. Here, she tells that’s how 2016 changed her life. On being a wanghong (internet sensation)… I was traveling when the photos went viral, and when I returned I was surprised to find out how popular they’d become. It was a bit nerve-wracking at first. But I’m happy to have received so much positive feedback from people saying how deeply moved they were by the photos, and how I’ve become an inspiration to them. My life is a lot busier now, as many media outlets want to talk to me. But I’m glad it hasn’t affected my daily life and family too much.

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How one organization is bringing some holiday cheer to the migrant community this season

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Matilda Ho

Supporting Food Sustainability and Building a Platform Edited by Alyssa Wieting

Matilda Ho is a serial entrepreneur and investor driven to create more sustainable food systems. She is the founder and managing director of Bits x Bites, China’s first food-centric accelerator and venture capital fund that invests in startups tackling global food system challenges. In addition, Ho has founded Yimishiji, one of China’s first online farmers markets to bring organic and local produce to families. Today, Yimishiji stands alone as a farm-to-table e-commerce platform that engineers food education and transparency into the entire supply chain and customer experience, effectively reshaping the relationship between Chinese consumers and farmers. Elevator pitch: tell us what you do in less than 50 words. Bits x Bites is an accelerator and venture capital that supports food tech startups in shaping our food future. To solve systematic problems from food security to waste, China’s startups can play an important role. Over our 120-day program, we give them the capital, community and coaching to thrive. Why did you choose Shanghai?

Shanghai is undeniably China’s trendsetting hub. Consumers here are generally more willing to pay for premium and new experiences. From an entrepreneurial perspective, Shanghai also has a more developed food scene but it does lag behind Beijing in terms of tech. Bits x Bites is creating an opportunity for the food and tech worlds to collide, and we’re happy that it’s happening here in Shanghai. What was your motivation and inspiration for starting your business?

There are more than 4,000 startups opening shop in China every day. If we can harness some of this entrepreneurial energy to solve food system challenges, the impact can be astonishing. With our experience building the online farmers' market Yimishiji, we hope to help more startups accelerate their growth and build a sustainable business. What are the biggest challenges in setting up a business here?

We have seen first-hand how quickly competition can appear. Competitors also work extremely hard to beat you at your game. Recruiting great talent and building the right teams are also two challenges for many businesses. These are all support areas that startups need as they build a new business. What is the greatest lesson you have learned doing business in China?

Stay nimble. There is no safe competitive advantage, especially in the Internet world. The shift from Weibo to WeChat is a great example. Businesses that are quick to identify environmental changes and are flexible to adapt are best positioned to lead. That is why we have built our mentor network with many founders who can share a lot of onthe-ground stories, including successes and failures. And the greatest mistake?

We have made mistakes; but also grown from them. One of them is probably having a mismatched senior executive. Hiring the wrong people is a fast track to learn how to hire the right ones.

“There are more than 4,000 startups opening shop in China every day. If we can harness some of this entrepreneurial energy to solve food system challenges, the impact can be astonishing” Who is your personal business idol? Charles Hayes, IDEO Partner and Executive Managing Director for Asia. Besides his intelligence, I am constantly amazed by his ability to inspire a very open and creative culture throughout an organization. I am also impressed by how at ease he is with any connection, whether it’s in the World Economic Forum or at a dive bar with coworkers. What trends are shaping the way business is done here?

The evolving upper and middle class consumers means companies in China need to excel in more than just speed and distribution but also creating quality products and meaningful content. I also see an increasing awareness of social responsibility. People value brands that actively address their environmental impact. Where do you see your companies in five years?

With Yimishiji, we see a growing ecosystem of local and pesticide-free food, with consumers demanding these products at one end and honest farmers practicing responsible farming on the supply side. With Bits x Bites, we see a thriving and supportive community of food tech startups that are bringing creative solutions to solve a variety of food system challenges. And we hope that their success stories will inspire a wave of socially conscious entrepreneurs that combine purpose and profit to bring a positive impact to the world. To learn more visit www.bitsxbites.com.

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out& About making a difference

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Visiting Santa and His Helpers For families looking for a visit from Santa this Christmas, look no further. Geneva is hosting a breakfast with Santa and his little helpers on December 10. In addition to asking Santa for every toy they could ever dream of, kids will also be able to decorate gingerbread cookies and make Christmas cards. A full breakfast buffet will also be provided. Five percent of all proceeds will to the WILL Foundation, an organization that assists orphans in China. > Dec 10, 9-11.30am, RMB60-180, Bldg A, Lane 1876 Hami Lu, by Qingxi Lu. Learn more at www.willfound. org.

For the second year in a row, D.O.C. is hosting a lively fundraising luncheon for 100 guests to benefit the Baobei Foundation – a charity that raises money for Chinese orphans in need of life-saving and life-changing surgeries – on December 1. Since its 2007 inception, Baobei has covered over 200 surgeries for children with special needs. While the tickets for the lunch are nearly sold out, raffle prizes are still up for grabs. All proceeds from ticket sales go directly to the foundation. Besides a great meal, there are some pretty impressive prizes to win as well. > Email baobei.luncheon@yahoo.com for raffle tickets. Visit www.baobeifoundation.org for more information.

Trees of Hope Every year, Peninsula hotels around the world host their Trees of Hope tradition, and their Shanghai property is no exception. Guests and visitors are invited to purchase ornaments to hang on the hotel’s majestic Christmas tree, with proceeds going directly to Make-A-Wish Foundation, helping to make the wishes of local children with life-threatening medical conditions come true. The hotel is known for its floor-to-ceiling Christmas tree that is lavishly decorated – a must-see for anyone staying in town during the holiday season. > Learn more at www.shanghai.peninsula.isobar.hk

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Recent Noteworthy Event

Power Tribe: Opening Your Eyes to the Future of Women On November 20, five women’s organizations in Shanghai, including the International Professional Women’s Society and Girl Gone International, banded together to host Power Tribe. The afternoon event featured 12 different workshops all centered around empowering women in the community and finding individual talents in a variety of fields. All proceeds benefitted the organization Education in Sight, which donates eyeglasses to girls in rural China.

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The Giving Tree

Making a Difference This Holiday Season By Alyssa Wieting

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t’s that time of year again – twinkling lights are put on display, Christmas music is playing in Starbucks and kids look forward to sitting on Santa’s lap. While the Western world is celebrating in full force, we’re only exposed to a sliver of the holiday season in China. It’s easy to get caught up in planning your trip back for the holiday or which toys to buy for your kids. In this bubble that we live in, it can be difficult to remember that many will not be able to celebrate the holidays the same way, and the Community Center has made it their mission every Christmas to give back to one of the most vulnerable populations in Shanghai – the migrant community. The Giving Tree is a program whereby donors stuff bags of winter and school essentials for students in migrant communities and schools, and distribute them at the beginning of the holiday season. Each bag contains a coat, school supplies, toy, educational book in Chinese and a reusable water bottle. When the program started in 2003, The Giving Tree delivered 32 bags; this year they will be delivering 10,000. Toni Friedman, the charity specialist at the Community Center, explains, “The aim is not only to provide students with items like warm clothing and school supplies, but also to instill in each student the importance of giving. We hope that these kids will grow up remembering the feeling of having someone care about them, and will someday give back to others in need.” Donors from all over the city have contributed to the project over the years, including international schools, community organizations and even large corporations such as eBay and Gap. The empty bags are sent directly to donors and each group gets the opportunity to hand deliver their stuffed bags to their designated migrant school – getting

to see firsthand who they have helped. Although this gift may not change the lives of these children drastically, it’s an act of kindness that can bring some cheer and hope to them. While many of the bag distributions will already have taken place by the time this article is published, it is not too early to sign up for next year’s distribution or to make a donation to the other projects through the Community Center. There are many opportunities to give back to the community throughout Shanghai, so please take a moment this holiday season and think about what you can do for someone else.

“It is our hope that these kids will grow up remembering the feeling of having someone care about them, and will someday give back to others in need”

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Beat Winter Boredom

Embracing Your Adventurous Self By Timothy A. Kelly, Ph.D.

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o here we are, all 300,000 or so of us expats living and working in Shanghai, heading into the winter season. Summer break is over, fall was here for about three days, and then it’s going to be cold and gray until spring shows up for its brief visit next year. What to do? I say let’s make this an exceptional year by getting in touch with our inner pioneer selves. After all, if this were the mid-1800s in the United States, most of us would be heading out west in search of adventurous opportunities, and gold! We could stay back on the east coast where life would be safe and predictable, but we choose instead to head for the Wild Wild West in our lumbering Conestogas, risks be damned. Well, today pioneers are called expats – brave people who leave home, job, family and friends in search of a new life in the ‘Wild Wild East.’ That said, the one thing most of us find to be deeply troubling is boredom. We’re just not meant to do the same thing week after week, month after month, year after year. So this year, instead of falling into a predictable (and boring) routine, why not double down with the old expat spirit and seek out creative adventures? This could mean anything from letting your teens plan and make their dream dinner followed by a movie of their choice, joining family and friends for a bike ride or hike in a pastoral water town district, to motorcycling

(or driving) through Chongming Island with a band of brothers (or sisters), or…well, you name it! Our goal is to plan at least one new adventure per month throughout the winter doldrums. Create a journal to facilitate communal pioneerism by collecting the best and most outrageous ideas (but safe, of course) and sharing them as the year goes on. At the end of the year, before the expat summer exodus, prizes could be awarded to the top three adventurers! I do have one caveat, however, and I realize that I may lose a few readers on this point. Shanghai has, as we all know, a strong drinking culture. Many adults and teens, both expats and locals, seem to think that the only way to have a good time is to get drunk. This leads to a great deal of heartache when the inevitable ‘out of my control’ phase kicks in, plus it sends a terrible message to our teens. So why not try to find ways to have great creative fun and adventure without involving anything more than a drink or two? My wife and I are already working on our first adventure – she wants a five-star hotel somewhere far away from city life, with plenty of walking trails. I prefer renting a Harley and motoring through the winding roads of Moganshan. We’ll see who wins…

“This year, instead of falling into a predictable (and boring) routine, why not double down with that old expat spirit and seek out creative adventures?”

Dr. Timothy Kelly is the Chief of Adult Behavioral Health Services & Psychologist at Shanghai United Family Hospital and Clinics

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The Cathay Room shows us what's on the menu this winter.

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Daimon Bistro P78


on the grill

Virgilio Martinez A Natural Approach By Betty Richardson

Your philosophy at Central revolves around the natural produce of Peru rather than the pursuit of French culinary techniques. Do you think this way of cooking is applicable to other chefs in their own home countries? Yes, the philosophy can be applied to any cuisine in the world – even ones that are lesser known. It’s about having respect for one’s own terroir, territory, cultures and traditions. There are no rules anymore, no one ‘best’ cuisine. Our approach is unique, but is meant to inspire others to think in similar ways.

Are there other ways you wish to influence young chefs or fine dining in general? My message to young chefs is: your actions have to match your words. Be authentic. Stay committed to one idea and see it through. You’re well acquainted with the Peruvian landscape. Have you become an environmentalist in the light of threats that endanger your ingredients?

Absolutely. It's become more important than being in my restaurant. Even though I’m a cook, the preservation of natural ecosystems is just as much of a priority. What were the biggest challenges you faced while introducing your cooking philosophies at Central to the food world at large?

In the beginning, it was difficult to make people in Peru believe in what we were doing;

Images courtesy Phaidon Press and Jimena Agois

At just 39, Chef Virgilio Martinez of Peruvian restaurant Central – No.4 on the 2016 World’s 50 Best Restaurants list – is known for his groundbreaking approach to fine dining, cooking exclusively from the 84 natural ecosystems of Peru instead of French techniques. We caught up with him on the China leg of his tour for Central, a book that encapsulates his journey to success.

“There are no rules anymore, no one ‘best’ cuisine” very traditional people were not supportive early on. But when you are excited, committed and work hard, good things will happen. Today, we are working with our people. Not many people come to Peru because it’s so far south in the world. It’s a challenge, not just to spread the word about the experience at Central, but also the whole message. Peru is a country that’s been touched by foreign influences over time, particularly by Chinese immigrants. What did they bring to the food culture there?

People came with ingredients and products and were welcomed; we have Chinese immigrants to thank for chifas (eateries run by Chinese immigrants in Lima). These immigrants are very Peruvian nowadays. It's a good example of tolerance — how a country can live with all their differences and connect people via food.

from day to day because of the consistency of the products. We’re working with nature; that’s the main message.

What does the future hold for you? Do you plan on staying in Peru or will you explore other parts of the world? I dedicate a lot of my time to Central (we are relocating to a new spot) and to researching new native ingredients. It’s more like working with our ecosystems. If I’m talking about our whole philosophy, it just can’t be opening restaurants all over the world. Finally, what’s the secret to a good ceviche?

The freshest and best ingredients — that’s it.

> Central is available to purchase at www.phaidon. com (centralrestaurante.com.pe)

In Central, some recipes call for ingredients not easily accessible to home cooks. For readers looking to take away broad inspiration, what can they learn from your book? When I’m talking about products, it’s difficult. Even in the restaurant, the recipes change

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grape vine gossip We got a rare pleasant surprise earlier in the month, when it was revealed that culinary power couple Sean Jorgensen and Anna Bautista were to take the reigns of newly opened lounge Highline. This venture will mark Bautista and Jorgensen’s first permanent kitchen gig since their respective posts at Coquille and Liquid Laundry. We can’t wait to see what they roll out. Further surprises were in store with the unveiling of Shanghai’s first hot sauce tasting bar. Cheekily named ‘The Hot Box,’ the bar sells a fiery range of imported, local and housemade hot sauces. Be warned, some of them are akin to drinking pepper spray – only the brave need apply! Xintiandi also revealed a new resident this month: Cobra Lily. The latest brainchild from the Liquid Laundry gang, the barcum-lounge serves craft beer and an Asian menu designed by Kelley Lee herself and Liquid Laundry chef Simon Sunwoo.

Over at the glitzy Pullman Hotel, a glamorous new bar and restaurant has been installed on the 50th floor. FED, short for ‘Flowers, Eats, Drinks’ offers a decidedly floral ambience alongside a Western menu and craft cocktails. Stay tuned for our review next month. In other news, Yang Jing Bang maestro Nat Alexander is turning his attention from Chinese food to pizza, with a new concept called ‘Homeslice’ in Found 158. Serving pizza by the slice on artisanal sourdough bases, the casual eatery will also ply punters with simple cocktails.

Also coming soon to Shanghai is Dodu, a French-owned gourmet rotisserie chicken bistro, to be installed at 81 Changshu Lu. Management tells us they won’t be serving any old broilers, either; they’ll be roasting fancy French ‘Label Rouge’ hens, bred on a free-range farm in Taiwan.

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Pu Ben by Jereme Leung WIN! RMB500 Dinner for Two at Pu Ben Modern Chinese food is having a bit of a moment in Shanghai’s dining circle, and it’s about time we say. At the forefront of this movement is Jereme Leung, a chef who’s spent the last 30 years traveling around China collecting recipes for his restaurant Pu Ben (璞本). Here, classic Cantonese flavors are updated with modern cooking techniques and interspersed with flavors that play on the unexpected. Some of the standout dishes include sous-vide cooked beef short ribs with a tangy marmalade glaze, and rose apple with pork, which tingles the senses with spicy, sweet and sour flavors. Fancy a meal at Pu Ben for free? We’ve got a voucher worth RMB500 to give away to one lucky reader. To enter, simply scan the QR code to follow the official That’s Shanghai WeChat account, and stay tuned for the competition announcement. > 5/F, No.2 Wharf Warehouse, 579 Waima Lu, by Xinmatou Jie 外马路579号沃弗仓库2号库5 楼, 近新码头街. Nearest metro: Xiaonanmen, 15 mins. (6339 1188)

Breaking Bites

The Cathay Room

Old School Glamor and Hearty Portions

As far as dining rooms go, The Cathay Room in the Fairmont Peace Hotel is about as dreamy as they come. With its white linen, natural light, and Art Deco accents, this is undeniably one of our favorite special occasion places to soak up old school Bund glamor. The new winter menu by American chef Jeremy Harris, is full of big, bold flavors that offer a heartier side to fine dining, like the 250-day aged Canadian center cut beef tenderloin with red wine sauce, or pan-roasted cod with butternut squash, lemon butter emulsion and fennel espuma. And did we mention the chilled seafood salad with marinated baby octopus, Kaluga caviar, Boston lobster, Alaskan king crab and Dalian scallops? Seriously, this new menu is a home run.

> Fairmont Peace Hotel, 9/F, 20 Nanjing Dong Lu, by ZhongShan Dong Yi Lu 南京东路20号, 近中山东一路. Nearest metro: Nanjing Dong Lu, 5 mins. Open daily, Mon-Fri 12pm-2.30pm, 6pm-10.30pm; Sun 11.30am2.30pm. Prices subject to 10 percent service and prevailing government taxes. (6138 6881)


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Healthy Hot Pot Restaurants Four Places to Indulge in the Wintertime Dinner Favorite By Betty Richardson

The perfect dinner for cold weather, hot pot is a tradition in just about every corner of China, each with its own unique flavor. Here’s our pick of some of the healthiest options from around Shanghai.

Holy Cow Chaoshan-style Beef Hotpot Holy Cow boasts superior quality, neverfrozen beef, and a pure beef bone soup base that you can drink by the bowlful. Beef aside, fresh vegetables here are a highlight; think plentiful greens, mushrooms and root vegetables. The Xiaomuqiao Lu branch even has soup dumplings you can cook right in the broth.  Perks: never frozen beef, good choice of vegetables, drinkable beef broth  Price: RMB100-200 per person

> 2/F, 608 Xiaomuqiao Lu, by Zhongshan Nan Er Lu, 小木桥路608号1楼,近中山南二路. Nearest Metro: Damuqiao. Open daily 5.30pm-1am, local credit cards accepted (3356 6100)

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Elixir Health Pot

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Qimin Organic Hotpot

Taiwan-style, Specialty Tofu and Broth

Hainan-style Coconut Hotpot

Healthy, Organic, Upmarket

There's one thing you'll notice immediately about this place that sets it apart from many other hot pots: the soup. More like a creamy tonkotsu ramen than the commonplace angry red variety, the super nutritious base is made from boiling animal bones for hours, and is packed with collagen, which is supposedly excellent for your skin. As to whether that's true remains to be seen, but at least with this place you won't get shitty hot pot hangover the next day. For those who can't give up the spice, Elixir lets you do side-by-side spicy and mild broths.  Perks: high quality meats and soup base, supposedly good for health Price: RMB200-250 per person

Delicate, fragrant tropical flavors are the hallmark of awkwardly-named Coconutalk, a Hainan-style joint on Huaihai Lu. Down in the island province off the southern coast of China, coconut trees are pretty much everywhere. Coconut water goes into the hotpot broth, plump chickens are fed on coconut flesh, even rice is cooked inside hollowed out coconuts. You'll find all of those things here at Coconutalk, making it one of the milder flavored hot pots Shanghai has to offer. Zhoosh it up with zesty calamansi juice, soy sauce and garlic dip.  Perks: mild, non-spicy; good quality chicken Price: RMB200-250 per person

Designed to look like a bustling market inside, this Taiwan import from Green&Safe focuses on impeccably sourced organic ingredients, many of which come from their own farm. Add meat, seafood and mushrooms to the broth, which comes in milder flavors like chicken, ginseng or richer varietals. Every night at 8pm, they hold a 'lottery' that sees free dishes given to participating customers. Perks: high quality ingredients, smarter atmosphere Price: RMB200-300 per person

> 2 Hengshan Lu, by Taojiang Lu 衡山路2号, 近桃江路. Nearest metro: Changshu Lu, 5 mins. Open daily, 112am. (5456 1489)

> 2/F, 1008 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Xiangyang Bei Lu 淮 海中路1008号2楼, 近襄阳北路. Nearest metro: Shaanxi

Nan Lu, 7 mins. Open daily, 11am-10pm. (3363 6038)

> 4/F, 1601 Nanjing Xi Lu, Réel, by Changde Lu 南京 西路1601号芮欧4楼, 近常德路 . Nearest metro: Jing’an Temple, 5 mins. Open daily, 11am-2pm; 5-10pm. (6259 3004) > 7/F, Takashimaya Department Store, 1438 Hongqiao Lu, by Manao Lu ( Metro Line 10 YiLi Lu Station ) 长宁 区虹桥路1438号7楼- 古北高岛屋 地铁10号线伊犁路站三 号口 Open daily, 11am-2pm; 5-10pm. (6295 2117) www . t h at s ma g s . c o m | D e c e mb e r 2 0 1 6 | 7 1


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'Tis the Season for Indulgent Wining and Dining By Betty Richardson

If there’s ever a time for restraint and caloric responsibility, well, Christmas just isn’t it. And if you’re lucky (or unlucky, depending on your mindset) to be spending the holiday in Shanghai, there’s never been a better excuse to cut loose and indulge in a little holiday comfort food. We’ve scoured high and low to put together this list of luxurious dinners and other yuletide treats that can’t be beat. Fairmont Peace Hotel

The Peninsula Christmas Fruit Cake Every Brit loves a fruitcake at Christmas time, and no, we’re not talking about your crazy Aunt Sally. A staple that’s been around almost as long as Christmas itself, fruitcake is made from dried fruits, candied orange peel and assorted spices. The Peninsula’s takes this classic up a notch, soaking the dried fruits in Cognac for a whole year.

> RMB320/cake. Available at The Peninsula Boutique, B/1, The Peninsula Hotel, 32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Beijing Dong Lu 中山东一路32号, 近北京 东路. Nearest metro: Nanjing Dong Lu, 7 mins. Open daily, 9.30am-9.30pm. (2327 6901)

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Get a sip of the highlife at The Cathay Room, the Fairmont Peace Hotel’s flagship Western restaurant. It’s a strictly white tablecloth affair, complete with stupendous views of the Bund and Pudong, but don’t all of us deserve a little luxury this time of year? On Christmas Eve, find a fivecourse dinner by chef Jeremy Harris (more on him on page 70), for RMB1,388 including a glass of Laurent-Perrier Champagne. Meanwhile on Christmas Day, a seasonal set menu of festive mains and starters is on offer, including fresh seafood and holiday desserts, from RMB598. > December 24-25, The Cathay Room, 9/F, Fairmont Peace Hotel, 20 Nanjing Dong Lu, by Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu 南京 东路20号,近中山东一路. Nearest metro: Nanjing Dong Lu, 5 mins. Prices subject to 10 percent service and VAT. (6138 6881)


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Grand Hyatt Shanghai At Grand Hyatt Shanghai, festive specials can be found in every corner of the hotel. On The Patio, an exclusive themed afternoon tea is available for RMB368 per person. Created in cooperation with footwear brand Stella Luna, the set is filled with sweet and savory themed delicacies sure to melt the heart of every shoe lover. Each set includes a gift voucher for RMB400, applicable in all Stella Luna stores across the city. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, special seasonal buffets and a la carte menus are available at each of the hotel’s in-house dining concepts. From RMB388 for a festive buffet lunch at the Grand Café, to a six-course extravaganza at The Grill for RMB988 per person (kids under age 5 dine for free), seasonal cheer comes in abundance. With gorgeous views over both the Bund and the Lujiazui skyscrapers, there’s nowhere better place to ring in the New Year. Enjoy the sights of the city at a Champagne doused party on The Patio, followed by a countdown party in the hotel’s iconic atrium, where Shanghai’s largest balloon drop will send thousands of balloons elegantly cascading down 33 stories at the stroke of midnight. Prices start from RMB518 per person. All the prices are subject to service charge and tax. > For more details, visit shanghai.grand.hyatt.com, or call 5049 1234. Grand Hyatt Shanghai, Jin Mao Tower, 88 Century Avenue, by Dongtai Lu 世纪大道 88号, 近东泰路. Nearest metro: Lujiazui, 5 mins.

The Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi Not ones to skimp at Christmas, the Langham is going all out this year. Cachet buffet is putting on a feast of bacchanalian proportions this Christmas Eve, including all the usual seasonal treats, one glass of Champagne and unlimited mulled wine, eggnog and soft drinks (RMB1,502). Santa will also be on hand for a kids’ gift giveaway and lucky draw, alongside a live performance by local vocalist Akia. On Christmas Day, they’ll be serving brunch and dinner buffets, priced from RMB569-919 per person (children under 12 go half price), including unlimited free-flow beverage options.

> The Langham Shanghai, Xintiandi, 99 Madang Lu, by Huangpi Nan Lu, 5 mins. Open daily 11.30pm2pm; 5.30-10pm. (2330 2420 or email tlshx.fnbinfo@ langhamhotels.com.) Purchase tickets in advance for Cachet festive brunch and dinner. Tickets on sale between 9am and 9pm at the Festive Hamper Shop from Nov 27.

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Christmas Pudding from The British Kitchen Another classic British dessert, Christmas pudding is similar to fruitcake in flavor, the difference being that pudding is steamed rather than baked, and has a decadently gooey texture. Once cooked, it’s traditional to douse the pudding in brandy and set it on fire, allowing the alcohol to burn off before serving. See also their treacle-laced gingerbread slices, for a less boozy Christmas sweet.

> Available for delivery, RMB140/cake. (thebritishkitchen.com)

Apple Pie from Christal’s Treats

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Handmade by expat baker Christal Oliver, these gorgeously rustic pies are a hearty slice of Americana. You’ll also find other flavors, like traditional pumpkin or sweet potato, in her repertoire.

> Made to order, RMB125/9-inch pie. WeChat: wxid_c1uq899mynk22

Pumpkin Pie from Al’s Baking Co. At RMB28 a slice, this dense and creamy pie might be one of the best value ways to partake in a little bit of yuletide cheer. The thick, lightly spiced filling is wonderfully countered by crunchy pastry, though the pie really comes alive when accompanied by scoop of vanilla bean, miso caramel, or halfbaked cookie dough ice cream on top. > Available until early January, RMB28/128 slice/ whole pie. 174 Xiangyang Nan Lu, by Fuxing Zhong Lu 襄阳南路174号,近复兴中路. Nearest metro: Shaanxi Nan Lu. Open daily, 9-12am (5425 1930)

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Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai The Grand Kempinski hasn’t left Pudong residents in need of a little holiday magic out in the cold. They’ll be putting on Christmas Eve dinner buffets at all three of their restaurants on the second floor, plus a fabulous European dinner buffet at Elements Restaurant on the first floor, complete with Santa Claus and a lucky draw – perfect for family outings. After the feast, head down to the festively decorated lobby after dinner to partake in the Christmas cheer (and maybe a glass of Champagne or two).

> Elements buffet: RMB688 net per person, RMB428 net for children aged 6-12, under fives go free. 2nd floor buffets: 788 net per person, RMB428 net for children agd 6-12. From 5.30-9.30pm, from December 24. The Grand Kempinski Hotel, 1288 Lujiazui Huan Lu, by Yincheng Bei Lu 陆家嘴环路1288号,上海凯宾斯 基大酒店, 近银城北路. Nearest metro: Lujiazui, 5 mins. (3867 8888)

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Daimon Bistro

Alvin Leung Unleashes the Beast By Betty Richardson

The Place Say what you want about his ornate personal brand, which often teeters dangerously close to eclipsing his food, 'Demon Chef' Alvin Leung deserves credit for two things. Firstly, for giving Chinese food the fine dining treatment at Bo Shanghai. Secondly, for daring to elevate Cantonese dim sum, without doing away with the time-honored techniques. That's exactly what happens at Daimon Bistro, Leung's other new eatery at Bund 5.

The Food

It's a brave man who tinkers with dim sum recipes. More often than not, rejigged versions of classics can just end up making you wistful for the original. However, some at Daimon Bistro are more than capable of holding their own. We're talking about the chili crab xiaolongbao (RMB38). Properly made with thin skin and delicate topknot, the inside flows with spicy crab and pork abundance. But it's not all a bed of roses. Blood red xiaolongbao filled with lamb and Sichuan pepper soup (RMB38) cut more of a Gothic appearance than we'd anticipated while the lamb flavor overwhelmed everything. Though the crunchy exterior of the BBQ pork buns (RMB32) were a delight to bite through, the overly sweet filling was a bit much for us.

Our absolute favorite main is the sweet and sour ribs (RMB188). They arrive in a Jenga-like stack, each covered with a sticky, almost crunchy outside that gives way to superbly luscious and tender pork meat, countered by a fresh, gingery slaw. After rib one, you're in heaven; two, and you're starting to reflect on your life choices; after three, you'll feel like you need to do a walk of shame out of this crazy restaurant. Also catching some love is the chicken and waffles (RMB138), served with dried chilies, crunchy Hong Kong-style egg waffles and a sweet, gingery caramel drizzled over the whole thing. The waffles aren't as doughy as their American counterparts, which works since the chicken is fatty enough to make Honey Boo Boo's mother blush. Assuming your usual dietary restriction is a distant memory by this point, you should also order the 'cherry roast duck' (RMB158) with pancakes, scallion, cucumber and beetroot(!) slivers. It's a pretty generous portion for the price; you'd be looking at RMB268 for a similar creature at Michelin-starred Da Dong. If you have any room left for desserts, order the corn bread waffle with brown butter ice cream and 'drunken' strawberries (RMB68), followed by a nap. 2/3

is absolutely worth a visit. We reckon they could trim down the long menu to include just the all-stars. Most dishes and cocktails are fairly priced, and there's no service charge that seems to be the standard with many Bund restaurants, meaning you too can unleash your inner food beast. 1/1

TOTAL VERDICT: 3.5/5

Price: RMB250-300 per person (excl. alcohol) Who's going: trendy young locals Good for: small groups, dates, modern Cantonese food

6/F, Bund 5, 20 Guangdong Lu, by Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu广东路20号6/F, 近中山东一路. Nearest metro: Yuyuan, 12 mins. Open daily, MonThurs, 6pm-12am; Fri-Sun, 6pm-2am. (5383 2031)

The Vibe

Despite a swanky Bund address, lots of effort went into giving Daimon Bistro an edgy persona. Think in-your-face graffiti murals by HK-based artist Catherine Grossrieder, waitresses in leather jackets and black eyeliner (gasp!), and VERY LOUD music. 0.5/1

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Banyan Tree A Shaded Corner in Hong Kong Plaza

By Tongfei Zhang

The Place Eateries owned by local celebrities aren’t rare in town. From famed writer and racecar driver Han Han’s Nice Meeting You to Zhao Xiao Jie and her writer husband’s Zhao Xiao Jie Bu Deng Wei, now we see another restaurant joining the club - Banyan Tree (no relation to the hotel), in Hong Kong Plaza. Co-owned by Will Zhu, founder of China’s most influential literature website - Rong Shu Xia (榕树下) and Lamont Fu, one of China’s top 50 chefs and former Chinese dining consultant in the Hyatt Hotels Corporation, the restaurant’s name is a literal translation of Rong Shu. Located in the aging Hong Kong Plaza, the restaurant comes across as a lighthearted fine dining spot with a curious twist of literature.

The Food

Beijing roasted duck (RMB228) is a good start if you’re with a group, the sizzling duck is sliced in front of you, but our recommendation goes to fried crab with mashed garlic (RMB128). Pieces of whole crab are stir-fried along with garlic chips, ginger and potent red chilies. Scented spiciness seeps into the tender meat, and the result is so hot and luscious that we couldn’t stop having more. Signature braised pork belly served with chestnut cake (RMB88) is one of Chef Lamont Fu’s specialties. The marbled meat pyramid is made of a long and thin slice of pork belly, which reportedly takes two hours to steam. Unlike the heavy Shanghai-style hongshaorou, it’s surprisingly light and soft. Marinated bamboo shoots hidden are underneath, designed to be stuffed, along with the pork, into steamed chestnut cakes. Mapo beef tendon and tofu (RMB39) sees beef tendon perfectly stewed to the softness of tofu, mild, spicy but never greasy - it could easily kill off a bowl of rice. A lighter and meat-free interlude option is the potherb buns (RMB38), where chopped cruciferous vegetables are creatively wrapped inside thin bean curd skin. Cream custard buns (RMB24) were a disappointment, however, the flowing egg yolk custard was remiss with a sad-looking congealed mixture. Maybe next time we’ll give foie gras shaomai (RMB36) or popping candy tiramisu (RMB32) a shot. 2/3

The Vibe Banyan Tree has all the characteristics of a contemporary Chinese restaurant – open kitchen, swing seats, photo walls, and customized tableware. Service is very attentive, with a bottle of flower tea served upon arrival. Expect the place to get busy during dinnertime. 1/1

Value for Money

A prime location on Huaihai Lu and steps away from Xintiandi sounds expensive, we know, but the bill turned out to be opposite - about RMB110 per person. It’s an ideal restaurant if you’re rolling deep with a group or looking for contemporary Chinese food. 1/1

Total Verdict: 4/5

Price: RMB110-150 per person Who’s going: locals, family in groups Good for: modern Chinese food, groups, business lunch/dinner to impress

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Ramen David Japanese Export Makes a Splash in Jing’an By Betty Richardson

The Place The latest Japanese export to plant a foot in Shanghai, Ramen David is one of the most promising new noodle shops we've found, tucked just behind Nanjing Xi Lu on Fengxian Lu. But just who is the eponymous David, some brave gaijin who decided to tackle ramen making? Nay, it is David Ito (デビット 伊東), a Japanese 80s-era pop star and actor who turned to ramen after an injury cut short his career in the entertainment industry.

The Food

Like the Japanese original, Ramen David offers three different flavors, one Hakata-style tonkotsu (pork bone), one chicken soup shoyu (soy sauce), and one shio (sea salt) chicken broth. All three of them are delicious, but the excellent tonkotsu comes out on top. With a rich and flavorful broth at its heart, Ramen David's tonkotsu is among the best RMB48 bowls of noodles in Shanghai. This is the dish that'll restore your faith in the world when it all looks too bleak, when the winter's cold, the streets are grey and Donald Trump sits smugly in the White House. If that wasn't sufficient for soothing your soul, the savory shoyu ramen (soy-based chicken broth, RMB42) is a character all of its own, laced with marinated bamboo shoots, lean pork shoulder and thick yellow noodles. It's worth asking for these al dente (ying, 硬) to take advantage of their full bite. For saltier palates, the shio ramen (RMB42) is a mellower alternative to the shoyu. However, the latter two don’t come with a runny centered soft-boiled egg – so good that it's worth adding to your order for RMB8. As for sides, chashu fried rice (RMB38) is the standout dish Ramen David has to offer. Studded with chunks of thinly sliced pork belly roulade that tops the tonkotsu ramen, fried egg, scallions and cabbage, this dish is

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almost enough to distract you from the ramen itself. Don't be tempted by the golden lightly fried beefsteak (RMB48). Despite being awesome, delicious and rare on our first visit, by meals two and three the tender steak was replaced by a chewy, sinewy cut instead. 2/3

The Vibe

Like ramen shops in Japan, anticipate sitting at a bar if you're a solo diner. In Ramen David's case, it means itty-bitty stools nailed to the floor, however, parties of four get the potential luxury of a booth. Sharing this space is a crowd of young locals and troupes of Japanese businessmen downing pints of whisky highball, always a good sign if you're looking for a signifier of authenticity. 1/1

Value for Money Cheap, simple, and good quality, Ramen David is a rare example of a new restaurant that exceeds expectations in terms of value. The regular portion was enough for us, especially with sides and beer, but larger appetites can also take advantage of a free 'kae-dama' (noodle refill) – just be sure to leave some soup in your bowl to accommodate them. 1/1

TOTAL VERDICT: 4/5

Price: from RMB42 per person Who's going: young locals and Japanese expats Good for: ramen, cheap eats, solo diners, dates, Japanese food

288 Fengxian Lu, by Jiangning Lu 奉贤路288号, 近江 宁路. Nearest metro: Nanjing Xi Lu, 10 mins. Open daily, 11am-2pm, 5pm-10pm. (6219 5397)


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Sunday Fun Day Champagne Brunch With a VUE

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here are few better things than waking up on Sunday morning and looking forward to a free-flow Champagne brunch on the Bund. VUE at Hyatt on the Bund offers a truly enticing weekend treat that ticks every box of luxury for RMB688 per person. Start with your first glass of free-flow Perrier Jouët Champagne, and break your fast with the house specialty: caviar egg. Next, partake of rich duck rillettes with sourdough, Joselito ham, manchego cheese, and pastrami, Stilton with truffle honey and beef tartare freshly made at the table. But save some room for the seafood, including Boston lobster bisque, fresh lobster, tiger prawns, Norwegian smoked salmon and of course, freshly shucked oysters. After that, it’s time to warm up at the ‘Truffle Station’ with truffle-topped Champagne and parmesan risotto, and Yunnan mushroom ravioli. Carnivores will enjoy the house specialty, ‘VUE aux sarments,’ a century-old cooking technique from Southwestern France, where rib-eye steak is grilled on the vine shoots of Cabernet-Sauvignon, Cabernet-Franc and Merlot, which are grown from the vineyards in Ningxia and Shanxi. Garnished simply with chopped shallots and sea salt, this is steak at its best. Alternatively, enjoy a rack of lamb, or beef

roulade with red wine, bacon and mustard or peppery beef medallions au poivre. Last but not least, dessert. With over 14 treats to choose from, including à la minuit crêpes Suzette with Cointreau caramel orange sauce, ice pralines, baked cheesecake, macarons, walnut or apple tarts and vanilla panna cotta, we’ll be willing to bet you wish this Sunday would never end.

VUE Restaurant, Hyatt on the Bund, every Sunday, 11.30am-3pm. Prices subject to 15 percent service. 30/F, 199 Huangpu Lu, by Wuchang Lu 黄浦路199号, 外滩茂悦大酒店31楼,近武昌路 Nearest metro: Tiantong Lu, 15 mins. Local and international cards accepted. (6393 1234, shanghaithebund.hyatt.com)

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Flanagan’s Irish Pub

ake the luck of the Irish with you at Flanagan’s Bar; a stately yet cozy watering hole in the Holiday Inn, Shanghai, Pudong. Situated close to the Lujiazui financial centre, this typical Irish pub is kitted out with all the trappings of any sports bar worth its salt. Flanagan’s boasts pool tables, foosball tables, darts and plenty of booths to occupy with friends or colleagues. The bar also regularly hosts a live band to serenade customers, playing everything from rock, blues and soul covers that are sure to set the evening mood alight. Kick back with an icy glass of Stella Artois during the bar’s nightly happy hour, which entitles customers to two great deals. Enjoy buy one large Stella Artois, get one small free for RMB85, or pay RMB180 for free-flow instead. Non-beer drinkers can partake in another great deal, three long drinks for RMB100. Don’t forget to line the stomach with something to eat: Flanagan’s offers a menu of hearty comfort food like pastas, salads and grilled dishes too. Flanagan’s is a good venue to enjoy for casual hangouts with small and large groups too. In addition to its spacious interiors, the bar boasts a nice outdoor terrace for warmer climes. Price: RMB50-180 per person Who���s going: locals and expats Good for: beer, hangouts, casual drinking Flanagan’s Irish Pub, Holiday Inn, Shanghai, Pudong, 899 Dongfang Lu, by Xiangcheng Lu 上海浦东假日酒店,东方路899号, 近向城路. Nearest metro: Dongfang Lu, 7 mins. Open daily, 5pm-1am.

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Straight no Chaser First up, Shanghai's getting its first magic bar, courtesy of local illusionist and Bund 18 owner, Anson Chen and fellow performer Joe Deng. Blackstone Magic Bar will be a combination of "Japanese-style magic bar and a German close-up magic theater," and situated in Found 158 (where else?!). Chris Xi of EPIC will be in charge of cocktails, and Kokai Studios will be putting together the sexy interiors. Also coming to that same development at the end of 2016 is a standalone Goose Island Brewhouse, set in a 1,200 square meter space. Our man on the ground tells us they'll be brewing Goose Island onsite in addition to importing beers, and will have an extensive food program with dry-aged meat cooked in an imported Josper oven from Spain (same as the one at RAW).

News reaches us from the Shanghai Brewery Group that one of their centrally located branches, Hengshan Lu, will be closing for two and a half months for renovation. Luckily, there's always Shanghai Brewery Hongmei Lu...

Last month was also the inaugural DRiNK Magazine Bar Awards, held in the glitzy Wanda Reign on the Bund hotel. Liquid Laundry, Speak Low, The Nest, Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Hakkasan, The Long Bar and Union Trading Company (surprise, surprise!) all scooped up prizes.

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Funkadeli All Grown Up By Betty Richardson

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ith an army of die-hard fans, we knew it wouldn’t be long before Funkadeli bounced back from losing their Yongkang Lu branch earlier in 2016. Perhaps it was fate for the Funka Group, whose recent projects also include The Parrot on Donghu Lu, since opportunity has presented them with a new, bigger, Funkadeli 2.0 on the busy Fumin and Xinle Lu intersection. Equal parts restaurant and bar, it’s clear that Funkadeli 2.0 has graduated from its early days as a delicatessen with a knack for making an addictively good spritz. The inside feels like a smart European bistro, tied together with a long bar stacked to the rafters with Campari. More space has also given Funkagroup mixologist Johan Holmberg room to expand on the cocktail program. Serving everything from garibaldis, sparking negronis, cucumber chili margaritas, espresso martinis, black Manhattans (bourbon, Amaro averna, Luxardo black cherry), and their famous Campari spritz – all of which are as potent at sister bar The Parrot. And pleasingly, none of them tip over the RMB65 mark. As with the original Funkadeli, hot paninis (RMB45-65) stuffed with everything from 12-month aged Parma ham to fiordilatte mozzarella remain the forte of the food menu.

Now, they’re also joined by platters of cold cuts, cheese, lasagnas and other basic Italian staples. Vibe-wise, the bar is a little quieter than the raucous affair of the Yongkang Lu branch, but we reckon it will reach its full potential when the weather warms up, and once again fans will line Funkadeli’s patio, spritz in hand.

Price: RMB50-150 per person Who’s going: mainly expats, young locals Good for: cocktails, happy hours, casual drinking, Italian food, lunch

291 Fumin Lu, by Changle Lu 富民路291号, 近长乐路. Nearest metro: Changshu Lu, 10 mins. Open daily, 11-2am. (6170 1318)


ASL

Pint-sized Fun By Betty Richardson

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t’s not often a decent new club pings onto our radar, and with a name like Age, Sex, Location (ASL for short), we didn’t immediately have high hopes for this new party den in Jing’an. We do like to be proved wrong, however, and as it turns out, a night on the tiles at ASL is often as fun as its rivals on Donghu Lu. No club in Shanghai is without an abundance of bottle-serviced tables, often at the expense of a decent dance floor and bar, and while ASL is no exception, its relatively small proportions mean the club manages to conjure an intimate vibe. If you’re not going down the bottle-popping route, ASL’s twin bars are enough to cover a night’s entertainment, and its modestly sized dance floor has the added benefit of getting you up close and personal with the DJ booth. As for the music, ASL makes like Shanghai’s other mainstream clubs and drills out a steady stream of chart house music and EDM. On most nights, ASL’s patrons are a youthful bunch, made up of what must be the majority of Shanghai’s under-30 Taiwanese population. Non-Asian expat partiers are definitely in the minority here, but the club’s international atmosphere makes it a friendlier option than other local clubs. Getting past the door staff is also relatively easy, provided gents in your party aren’t wearing shorts, flip flops or other nightclub no-nos. Drink prices and quality are what you’d expect from a Shanghai nightclub, steep and average quality. Fortunately you won’t be paying through the nose for them, prices are around RMB70 for cocktails. Tables are another story, however. the cheapest you’ll get away with is RMB4,000 for a six-seater. Be also warned that the action here doesn’t go on too late, on all but the busiest nights the party tapers off after 2am. Price: RMB70 for drinks, tables from RMB4,000 Who’s going: young locals, a few expats Good for: partying, groups, birthdays, EDM

2/F, 88 Tongren Lu, by Yan'an Zhong Lu 2楼, 铜仁路88号, 近延安中路. Nearest metro: Jing’an temple, 4 mins.

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n the spirit of all things red, white and blue, Rucker Park diner and bar keeps things as American as they come in Shanghai. Unlike your average sports bar or comfort food diner, however, Rucker Park gives you the opportunity to work off those calories at their on-site batting cages, plus indoor and outdoor basketball courts. What’s more, the batting cages are also adjustable to all skill levels. Beginners can start off at a leisurely 60/km pitching speed, and work their way up to 80, 100 and even 120/ km. Prices for each game are just RMB10. After working up a hearty appetite honing your baseball techniques or working on your slam-dunk, move inside the bar and tuck into a menu of good value Western food. Popular options include pizza, onion rings, fries, steak, crunchy fried chicken nuggets and grilled chicken salad. On tap you’ll find icy pints of Budweiser to wash it all down with. But sports and dining is just one side of Rucker Park. You’ll also find a fully formed sports bar atmosphere here, complete with pool table, darts and TVs screening professional sports, including Champion League football and much more. Suitable for groups of all sizes, Rucker Park provides a taste of home for expats; whether you’re looking to catch the hottest sporting event, enjoy classic American comfort food, relax with a cold Budweiser, practice for the next World Series, or do all of the above. Price: RMB30-100 per person Who’s going: local and expat sports fans Good for: beer, groups, basketball, baseball, darts, pool

1218 Wuzhong Lu, Lotus, by Wanyuan Lu 吴中路1218号卜蜂莲花, 近万 源路. Nearest metro: Hechuan Lu, 10 mins. Open daily, Mon-Fri 4pm12am; Sat-Sun 9am-12am. (6153 2835)

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Where to Find Stella Artois Four Smart Hotel Bars to Enjoy a Festive Happy Hour Flair Bar

The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong Soaring 58 stories above the Huangpu River is Flair Bar, situated atop the luxurious RitzCarlton hotel in Lujiazui. Arguably the best place in all of Shanghai for taking in views of the iridescent Pearl Tower, Flair benefits from a spacious outdoor patio and a cozy inside area for chilly weather. An excellent place for impressing out of town guests. Happy Hour: daily, 5.30-7.00pm 58/F, 8 Century Avenue, IFC Mall, by Yincheng Zhong Lu 世纪大道8号,上海国金 中心, 近银城中路. Nearest metro: Lujiazui, 3 mins. Open daily, Mon-Thurs, 5.30pm-2am; Fri-Sun, 2pm-2am (2020 1888)

Calypso

Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai Glowing like a Christmas star in the heart of Jing’an district, this Mediterranean restaurant and lounge is perfect for relaxed gettogethers. Diners will enjoy excellent service and people watching opportunities on the ground floor, while those looking for drinks alone can relax in the elegant lounge area on the second floor mezzanine. Happy Hour: Mon-Fri, 5-8pm, buy one get one on cocktails, from RMB58. Jing An Kerry Centre Piazza, Anyi Lu, by Tongren Lu 静安嘉里中心南区广场, 安义路, 近铜仁路. Nearest metro: Jing’an Temple, 3 mins. Open daily, 11am-11pm. (2203 8889)


Happy holidays, Shanghai. From office parties, gatherings with friends to family reunions, Christmas is a time of togetherness and good cheer. So grab your kith and kin, and treat yourselves to a cold Stella Artois at one of these luxurious hotel bars around the city.

Xuan Bar

Andaz Xintiandi, Shanghai With sultry, vibrant interiors, the Andaz’s Xuan Bar is a great place to catch after-work drinks in Xintiandi. Perhaps it’s the glamorous atmosphere, or maybe it’s the four-hourlong happy hour that stretches from 5-9pm every day, either way, Xuan is always a safe bet for drinks and good times. Happy Hour: daily, 5-9pm 88 Songshan Lu, by Taicang Lu 嵩山路88号上 海安达仕酒店1楼, 近太仓路. Nearest metro: Huangpi Nan Lu, 10 mins. Open daily, SunThu 11.30-12am; Fri-Sat 11.30-1am. (2310 1760)

Vine Sports Bar Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao

A cut above your average sports bar, Vine in the Hongqiao Hilton boasts sumptuous surroundings reminiscent of a gentleman’s club. The old world luxury, however, ends there. At Vine, you’ll find a fantastic beer selection and daily sports airing from plentiful wall-mounted televisions. An ideal place to kick back and catch up with old friends. 1116 Hongsong Dong Lu, by Hongxu Lu 红松 东路1116号虹桥元一希尔顿酒店, 近虹许路 . Nearest metro: Shuicheng Lu, 15 mins. Open daily, 5pm-1am. (3323 6666)


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EVENTS

Dec 2-3 | ARTS

The Taming of the Shrew

Dec 1-4 | EAT/DRINK

Christkindlmarkt BLN Restaurants & Catering present the 10th edition of their popular German style Christmas market at the Paulaner Bräuhaus Expo location. Seventy seasonally decorated wooden huts will be set up across the venue’s spacious garden serving up sizzling sausages, hot spiced glühwein and traditional desserts like Belgian waffles, sugared roasted almonds and magenbrot (German style gingerbread). Vendors will be selling seasonal items like Christmas trees, wreaths and ornaments, as well as handicrafts that make for unique gifts. > Dec 1-4, 3-10pm (Thurs-Fri), 11am-10pm (Sat) and 11am-9pm (Sun), RMB30 (free entry for kids under 10). Paulaner Bräuhaus (Expo), 555 Shibo Dadao, by Guozhan Lu 世 博大道555号, 近国展路 (2206 0555)

Appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for his efforts promoting British culture in China, Paul Stebbings leads TNT Theater on their latest tour of the country. Revered for their productions of Western classics, the company tackles one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies – a tale of two sisters being wooed by suitors willing to pull any trick to win over the beauties. > Dec 2-3, 7.30pm and 2pm (Sun), RMB120-380. Lyceum Theater, 57 Maoming Nan Lu, by Changle Lu 茂名南路57号, 近长乐路 (400 610 3721, en.damai.cn)

Dec 2-3 | NIGHTLIFE

The Shelter 9th Anniversary

Dec 2 | NIGHTLIFE

Cinthie

Marie staggAT

Co:Motion presents the Shanghai debut of the Berlin based DJ, producer and creative mastermind behind the Beste Modus and Unison Wax record labels. Known for her vinyl-only sets, expect Cinthie to drop deepyet-bassy mixes. Laura Ingalls supports. > Dec 2, 10pm-late, RMB70 (RMB40 before midnight). Elevator, 4/F, 218 Xinle Lu, by Donghu Lu 新乐路218号4楼, 近东 湖路 (136 6174 7409)

Dec 2 | NIGHTLIFE

Daedelus

It’s the last month for The Shelter, and they’re kicking off the proceedings with one final weekend of birthday parties. While turntablist icon Shortkut is headlining the Friday night party, the club is shining a spotlight on the local stalwarts that have made the subterranean club such an underground institution in the city for most of the month. Friday night features support from Kuroda Daisuke and V-Nutz. The next night is packed with sets from Blaise Deville, Hamacide, Downstate, Sakaka, Noda, Aivilox and Howell, as well as live performances from ChaCha and icenine. Other highlights to catch this month at the club is Tobias (Dec 8), Stamina MC (Dec 9), Ceephax Acid Crew (Dec 10), Kuranaka aka 1945 (Dec 16), Mobile Crew (Dec 17), Do Hits (Dec 23) and the final closing rager on December 31. > Dec 2-3, 10pm-late, RMB100 (Fri) RMB60 (Sat). The Shelter, 5 Yongfu Lu, by Fuxing Xi Lu 永福路5号, 近复兴西路 (6437 0400)

Dec 3 | COMMUNITY

Pushfest

Antidote presents the Southern Californian experimental producer who has released acclaimed projects on leading labels like Ninja Tune, Brainfeeder and Anticon. Expect to hear his abstract yet elegant take on hip hop beats from his newest disc, Labyrinths. > Dec 2, 10pm-late, free entry. DADA, 115 Xingfu Lu, by Fahuazhen Lu 幸福路115号, 近法华镇路 (150 0018 2212)

Central Studios hosts this skateboard film festival organized by local media, PUSH. Patrick O’Dell, director of Vice’s series Epicly Later’d, is flying in from New York City to speak live. PUSH media partner and Shanghai based director Charles Lanceplaine will give an interview (pictured above is a scene from his short video about skateboarding the Inner Mongolian ghost town of Ordos), while documentaries and cinematic clips will also be screened. > Dec 3, 5-10pm, free entry. Central Studios, 1/F, Building 1, 751 Huangpi Nan Lu, by Jianguo Dong Lu 黄陂南路751号1号楼1楼, 近建国东路 (6384 8088) w w w . t h atsma g s . c o m | d e c e m b e r 2 0 1 6 | 8 9


Events

Dec 3 | COMMUNITY

Dec 3 & 7-9 | EAT/DRINK

Brawl on the Bund

Hatchery + Friends Takeover

The social sporting event of the season is back as Kerry Parkside hosts the big fight night for the city’s white collar warriors. Organized by China Sports Promotions, the night features seven bouts, a four course dinner and a live auction with proceeds benefiting breast cancer awareness organization More Than Aware. Official after party goes down at Bar Rouge with free admission for all Brawl on the Bund ticket holders. > Dec 3, 6pm-late, RMB9,0020,000 (per table). Kerry Parkside, 1388 Huamu Lu, by Fangdian Lu 花木路1388号, 近 芳甸路 (134 8278 2933, joyce@chinasportspromotions.com)

Beijing’s first culinary incubator is heading south for a pair of parties. On December 3, they’re taking over New Zealand Central in Xintiandi to serve up specialties from their South American inspired concept Buena Onda, the healthy and hearty Soul Bowls and the beer and mussel bar, Mighty Mo’s. From December 7-9, Buena Onda chefs will take over a table at Egg serving up specialties like raw oysters with Peruvian dressing, venison leg anticuchos and classic ceviche. > Dec 3, 7pm, RMB280. New Zealand Central, 3/F, Jin Lin Tian Di, 191 Madang Lu, by Taicang Lu 马当路191号, 近太仓路 (yoopay.cn/event/hatcherytakeovershanghai) > Dec 7-9, 8pm, RMB388. Egg, 12 Xiangyang Bei Lu, by Julu Lu 襄阳北路12号, 近长乐 路 (186 1675 7561)

Dec 3 | NIGHTLIFE

Da Bang Dec 4 | COMMUNITY

Movember Fundraiser

The Beijing rockers burst onto the scene around the same time as Hedgehog, Queen Sea Big Shark and Carsick Cars with a riotous dance punk sound akin to Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Over the years, they’ve evolved into a sparkling electro-indie band. However, their newest single ‘Nobody For You Except Yourself’ hints at a newer, harder sound. They bring their mini-national tour to Yuyintang before heading back to the studio to wrap up their much anticipated next release on Modern Sky. > Dec 3, 8.30-11pm, RMB80-100. Yuyintang, 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu 凯旋路 851号, 近延安西路 (5237 8662)

Dec 3 | NIGHTLIFE

Alan Walker

The Market are looking for a good few gentlemen to take part in the city’s biggest mustache contest. The best ‘stache wins a suit from ROJO Clothing while other prizes include straight razors, golf lessons, beer and other manly stuff. A barber from Doc Guthrie’s will be on-site while 10 percent of all F&B sales will go to a charity to support the displaced and disadvantaged citizens of Shanghai. On-site activities include live music, a boxing exhibition and much more. > Dec 4, 4-8pm, free entry. The Market, 280 Aomen Lu, by Changhua Lu 澳门路280号, 近昌化路 (182 1701 3647)

Dec 7-11 | COMMUNITY

Jing’an German Christmas Market

Since his single ‘Faded’ went platinum in over 10 different countries, the Norwegian DJ and producer has been a major name to keep an eye out for. With over 700 million YouTube views and official remixes from EDM legend Tiësto, Walker has proven he’s no one-hit wonder, reconnecting with singer Iselin Solheim on this summer’s chart-topping single, ‘Sing Me To Sleep,’ which has been streamed over 17 million times on Spotify. > Dec 3, 10.30pm-late, RMB180. MYST, 1123 Yan’an Zhong Lu, by Fumin Lu 延安中路 1123号, 近富民路 (400 610 3721, en.damai.cn) 9 0 | d e c e m b e r 2 0 1 6 | w w w . t h atsma g s . c o m

For the holiday season, City Moments is bringing a traditional German Christmas Market to the same Jing’an spot where they hosted a neighborhood block party and Oktoberfest feast. There will be wooden huts, traditional crafts and treats for an authentic festive ambiance, as well as a live animal farm for the kids to enjoy. > Dec 7-11, Bubbly Nation, 537 Haifang Lu, by Xikang Lu 海防路537号, 近西康路 (5166 9533)


Events

Dec 7-11 | ARTS

Dec 8 and 16-17 | NIGHTLIFE

Blam!

Mike Ward

Described as “Die Hard meets The Office,” this Danish physical theater show follows four office workers that transform their cubicles into a wondrous world populated by aliens, superheroes and movie villains. The non-verbal show promises neck-breaking stunts and other breathtaking feats as it headlines the ACT Shanghai International Theatre Festival. > Dec 7-11, 7.30pm (Wed-Sat) and 2pm (Sat-Sun), RMB150-280. Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center, 288 Anfu Lu, by Wukang Lu 安福路288号, 近武康路 (5046 2471, 247tickets.cn)

The Canadian comic has three platinum comedy albums and was named one of the top 25 comics of all time by Montreal’s hallowed Just For Laughs Festival. He’ll be performing three shows in Shanghai – a French language set at The Pearl on December 8, as well as headlining performances in English at Shanghai’s Comedy Club’s two locations the next weekend. > Dec 8, 9pm, RMB200-250. The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 乍浦路471弄 近武进路 > Dec 16, 8.30pm, RMB150-180. SCC @ Ruijin Cajun, Block A3, 800 Show, 800 Changde Lu, by Changping Lu 常德路800号A3楼, 近昌平路 (tickets@ shanghaicomedyclub.com) > Dec 17, 8.30pm, RMB150-180. SCC @ Jalapeño,393 Weihai Lu, by Shimen Yi Lu 威 海路393号, 近石门一路 (tickets@shanghaicomedyclub.com)

Dec 9 | NIGHTLIFE

Borgore

The Tel Aviv-born producer proudly claims to have ‘ruined dubstep’ with a genre-destroying sound that he dubs gorestep. A former drummer of deathcore band Shabira, Borger’s horrortinged sound and maniacal live show has garnered him a growing following eager to follow his path through ‘the new bass world.’ He’s collaborated with Miley Cyrus and released tracks on acclaimed labels like Dim Mak and Spinnin’. > Dec 9, 10pm-late, RMB120. M2, 4/F, Hong Kong Plaza, 283 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Huangpi Nan Lu 淮海中路283号香 港广场4楼, 近黄陂南路 (400 610 3721, en.damai.cn)

Dec 8 | NIGHTLIFE

Li Xiaochuan The standout trumpeter caps off a stellar year that’s seen him collaborating live with Grammy Award winners Gast Waltzing and Eddie Gómez with the release of his newest disc, Initial. Also in upcoming album releases, make sure to catch the Australian trumpeter Toby Mak as he leads his quintet on December 26 at JZ Club to celebrate their new disc. > Dec 8, 9pm-late, RMB50. JZ Club, 158 Julu Lu, by Ruijin Yi Lu 巨鹿路158号, 近瑞金一路 (6431 0269)

Dec 10 | NIGHTLIFE

Sinatra Tribute Concert Dec 8-11 | ARTS

Dani Girl East West Theatre presents an adaptation of Christopher Diamond’s musical following a precocious nine-year old’s battle with leukemia. Equally hilarious and heartbreaking, Dani Girl mixes magical escapades between Dani and her imaginary friend Raph and hospital roommate Marty Luke McFly Skywalker, as well as poignant moments with her family. All proceeds will go to Shanghai-based breast cancer awareness

organization More Than Aware. > Dec 8-11, 8pm (Thurs-Sat) and 5pm (Sun), RMB150-180. Studio White, 8/F, 71 Xi Suzhou Lu, by Haifang Lu 西苏州路71号8楼, 近海防路 (5046 2471, 247tickets.cn)

The always dapper Frank Bray leads the 17-piece Pearl Big Band as conducted by Antonio Ximenez through a tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes. Dress to impress as Bray croons Frank Sinatra classics from ‘My Way’ to ‘New York, New York.’ > Dec 10, 9pm, RMB180-220. The Pearl, 471 Zhapu Lu, by Wujin Lu 乍浦路471弄, 近 武进路 w w w . t h atsma g s . c o m | d e c e m b e r 2 0 1 6 | 9 1


Events

Dec 10 | NIGHTLIFE

Dec 15 | NIGHTLIFE

Nervo

Brennan Heart

DAN MANICK

Since co-writing David Guetta and Kelly Rowland’s Grammy Award-winning smash, ‘When Love Takes Over,’ the Australian duo have turned their attention to the EDM world. The producers, singers and musicians have rocked major festivals and arenas with an energetic sound and show that led to their winning a DJ Mag Award for Best Female DJ. > Dec 10, 10.30pm-late, RMB180. Fusion, 5/F, Bldg 6, South Block, 123 Xingye Lu, by Madang Lu 兴业路123号6号楼5楼, 近马当路 (400 610 3721, en.damai.cn)

Dec 10-11 | SPORTS

ISU World Cup Short Track

Beijing based events label Resistance celebrates a successful first year of throwing hardstyle parties with this mini-tour from the chart-topping producer. As the energetic genre grows in prominence, Heart has scored prime spots at megafests like Tomorrowland and EDC while amassing mega hits like ‘Lose My Mind’ and ‘Imaginary.’ > Dec 15, 8.30pm-late, RMB100-200. MAO Livehouse, 3/F, 308 Chongqing Nan Lu, by Jianguo Zhong Lu 重庆南路308号3楼, 近建国中路 (6445 0086)

Dec 15-Jan 8 | ARTS

Cookin’ Nanta

The world’s top short track skaters take over Shanghai Oriental Sports Center for this global competition that features individual races in the 500 meters, 1,000 meters and 1,500 meters, as well as relay races of 3,000 meters (women) and 5,000 meters (men). > Dec 10-11, 1.30pm (Sat) and 2pm (Sun), RMB50380. Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, 701 Yaoti Lu, by Linpu Lu 耀体路701号, 近林浦路 (400 610 3721, en.damai.cn)

Dec 15 | ARTS

Lenka

The longest-running show in South Korean history mixes comedy with traditional samul nori rhythms. Set in a kitchen where three cooks are furiously attempting to prepare a wedding banquet while dealing with the buffoonery of their bosses’ nephew, Cookin’ Nanta mixes acrobatics, comedy, magic tricks and audience participation to great effect. It has been performed in 18 countries including a 2004 run on Broadway. > Dec 15-Jan 18, 7.30pm and 2pm weekend matinees, RMB80-1,080. ET Space, 433 Yan’an Dong Lu, by Xizang Lu 延安东路433号, 近西藏路 (5046 2471, 247tickets.cn)

Dec 16-17 | NIGHTLIFE

Kurt Metzger

The multitalented Australian may have started out acting where she trained with Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett, but she soared to international prominence thanks to her megahit, ‘The Show.’ Her charming indie-pop has grown in complexity and acclaim with Sony signing her to an innovative partnership for her fourth album, last year’s The Bright Side. > Dec 15, 7.30pm, RMB80-580. Shanghai Oriental Art Center, 425 Dingxiang Lu, by Shiji Dadao 丁香路425号, 近世纪大道(400 610 3721, en.damai.cn) 9 2 | d e c e m b e r 2 0 1 6 | w w w . t h atsma g s . c o m

A writer on Chappelle’s Show, Metzger’s profile has been boosted due to recent recurring appearances on Inside Amy Schumer and the Louis CK-created Horace and Pete. Organizers Kung Fu Komedy has described the show as their biggest to date. > Dec 16-17, 8.30pm (Fri), 8pm and 10pm (Sat), RMB170-200. Kung Fu Komedy Club, 4/F, 1 Xiangyang Bei Lu, by Julu Lu 襄阳北路1号4楼, 近巨鹿路 (5046 2471, 247tickets.cn)


Events

Dec 16-18 | ARTS

Dec 17-18 | COMMUNITY

Tetris

Daily Vinyl Two Year Anniversary

MICHAEL KOREEN

The classic video game comes to life in this award-winning children’s production that is perfect for kids who can’t sit still. Four dancers will pile over each over in gravity-defying shapes like the video game with the audience invited to join in. The show claimed the People’s Choice Victor Award at the International Performing Arts for Youth showcase in Montreal this year. Appropriate for kids aged five and up. > Dec 16-18, 7.30pm (Fri), 10.30am and 5pm (Sat-Sun), RMB80-380. Daguan Theater, Shanghai Himalayas Art Center, 1188 Fangdian Lu, by Meihua Lu 芳甸路1188弄1号, 近 梅花路 (400 610 3721, en.damai.cn)

Dec 17 | NIGHTLIFE

The vinyl collective celebrates their birthday with a vinyl-only mix of disco, funk, soul and hip hop on Saturday night. The next day, the club will be transformed into a record market with many of the city’s favorite DJs spinning live and broadcasted on NTS Radio. > Dec 17, XXpm, RMBXX. Elevator, 4/F, 218 Xinle Lu, by Donghu Lu 新乐路218号, 近东 湖路 (136 6174 7409) > Dec 18, XXpm, free entry. Elevator, 4/F, 218 Xinle Lu, by Donghu Lu 新乐路218号, 近 东湖路 (136 6174 7409)

WRLD While he may have just turned 18 years old, the dance pop producer has built up a strong buzz over the past three years. He’s racked up millions of Soundcloud plays thanks to vocoder driven nu-disco hits like ‘Fighter.’ With high-school graduation around the corner, WRLD is teasing a more experimental and adult sound with a North American tour set following his Shanghai show. > Dec 17, 10pm-late, free entry with RSVP. Le Baron, 7/F, 20 Donghu Lu, by Huaihai Zhong Lu 东湖路20号7楼, 近淮海中路 (reservations@lebaronshanghai.com)

Dec 17 | NIGHTLIFE

Dec 22 | ARTS

Hiromi Uehara The Grammy Award-winning pianist and composer makes up for her postponed October show by bringing her orchestral sound that mixes traditional jazz fusion with the bombast of Uehara’s primary prog-rock influences like King Crimson and Frank Zappa. > Dec 22, 7.30pm, RMB380780. Shanghai Center, 4/F, Shanghai Center, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Xikang Lu 南京西路1376号上海商城 4楼, 近西康路 (5046 2471, 247tickets.cn)

Dillon Francis Dec 23 | NIGHTLIFE

Pat Lok

Since getting the Diplo seal of approval, the American producer has gained Internet celebrity status thanks to hit songs like the moombahton flavored ‘Masta Blasta’ and his work in comedy production duo Meowski666, as well as his friendship with online funny man The Fat Jew. > Dec 17, 10.30pm-late, RMB150. Linx, Golden Bell Plaza, 2/F, 98 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Liulin Lu 淮海中路98号2楼, 近柳林路 (400 610 3721, en.damai.cn)

Parisian record label and fashion brand Kitsuné takes over Le Baron and they’ve recruited the rising Vancouver based producer to soundtrack the party. Mixing soul with classic house, Pat Lok has struck a chord with tastemakers like The Fader, institutions like BBC Radio 1 and fashionistas like Victoria’s Secret. > Dec 23, 10pm-late, free entry with RSVP. Le Baron, 7/F, 20 Donghu Lu, by Huaihai Zhong Lu 东湖路20号7楼, 近淮海中路 (reservations@lebaronshanghai.com) w w w . t h atsma g s . c o m | d e c e m b e r 2 0 1 6 | 9 3


Events

Dec 23-24 | ARTS

Dec 31 | NIGHTLIFE

The Nutcracker (SGT Version)

New Year’s Eve From Brexit to President-elect Trump, 2016 has been an interesting year. Say goodbye to a year that many has described as “the absolute shittiest” in style while pouring a 40 out for the numerous iconic figures like the Purple One (pictured) that passed away this year. While 2016 may have been the worse, it doesn’t mean you can start 2017 on the right foot. Stay tuned to our full New Year’s Eve party guide at www.thatsmags. com/shanghai.

All Month | COMMUNITY A former principal dancer of the Royal Ballet and former Artistic Director of English National Ballet, renowned choreographer Derek Deane continues his successful collaboration with the Shanghai Ballet on this rendition of The Nutcracker. The Shanghai Opera House Orchestra accommodates. > Dec 23-24, 7.15pm, RMB80-680. Shanghai Grand Theater, 300 Renmin Dadao, by Huangpi Bei Lu 人民大道300号, 近黄陂北路 (400 610 3721, en.damai.cn)

Zootopia Mall Exhibition

Dec 24 | NIGHTLIFE

AV Okubo

CHARLES SALIBA

For the past decade, the Wuhan quartet has won wide acclaim in China’s indie circles for their mix of rock, post punk and electronics that they dub ‘break wave.’ The group has toured America and worked with post-punk legends like PiL producer Martin Atkins and Gang of Four’s Andy Gill on their two Maybe Mars releases. While drummer Chen Yutong may be leaving the band, the quartet is hitting the road one last time for one final tour in their current incarnation. > Dec 24, 9-11.30pm, RMB80-100. Yuyintang, 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu 凯旋路 851号, 近延安西路 (5237 8662)

Trendy shopping mall The Place has teamed up with Disney for the first Zootopiathemed in-mall exhibition in town. The show recreates classic scenes from the second-most popular film in China of 2016 (see p56). Besides interactive displays, film fans can apply for an exclusive visa to Zootopia with official Disney approval. > All month, 10am-10pm, free entry. The Place, 100 Zunyi Lu, by Ziyun Lu 遵义路100 号, 近紫云路

ALL MONTH | ART Dec 25 | COMMUNITY

Christmas

It’s that happy time of the year where you get to indulge in turkey, presents and holiday cheer. Even better, this year it falls on a Sunday meaning that it will be a day off for most people in the city (sorry ESL teachers). For all the details on dinners, deals and parties, stay tuned for our upcoming mega-Christmas guide at www. thatsmags.com/shanghai, or get a sneak peek on page 72. 9 4 | d e c e m b e r 2 0 1 6 | w w w . t h atsma g s . c o m

The Spirit of Chinese Brushwork & Crafts

The Hub hosts this massive exhibition devoted to traditional Chinese artistic aesthetics while exploring how these skills can be presented in a contemporary perspective. For more, check out our look at the show on page 47. > Until Jan 15. The Hub, 33 Shaohong Lu, by Shenhong Lu 绍虹路33号, 近申虹路


hotel news

Hotel newS JW MARRIOTT HOTELS & RESORTS PARTNER WITH DJI TO LAUNCH DRONE EXPERIENCE PROGRAM JW Marriott Hotel & Resorts launches its first Drone Experience Program, in collaboration with the world’s leading drone-maker, DJI. The program will allow guests to experience DJI’s innovative drone technology, where they can admire the beauty of JW Marriott’s properties from a new perspective, and will be able to capture and share these experiences with friends and family. JW Marriott Zhejiang Anji became the first property of the Marriott brand to debut the program on November 12. MARK KIRK JOINS PUDONG SHANGRI-LA, EAST SHANGHAI AS AREA GENERAL MANAGER

SUSAN XU WAS APPOINTED AS THE GENERAL MANAGER OF HOLIDAY INN SHANGHAI JINXIU

Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai welcomes Mark Kirk’s return as Area General Manager of the hotel on October 31. He joins from Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Sultanate of Oman, where he was Area General Manager, responsible for driving operational excellence and growth across Shangri-La properties in the Middle East.

Having been working at IHG since 1998, Susan Xu has worked for several brands including InterContinental, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn. She previously served as the General Manager of two Holiday Inn Chengdu Century City Hotels, and successfully led the opening of the second phase development of InterContinental Heilong Lake.

IHG HOTELS SHANGHAI AND HUAXIA FINANCE VISIT HOPE SCHOOL IN ZHEJIANG

MAKING GREATER CONNECTIONS TO CELEBRATE THE GLOBAL CUSTOMER APPRECIATION WEEK

On October 21, IHG Hotels Shanghai, IHG Support Center and Huaxia Finance visited the Hope School in Chun’an, Zhejiang to bring supplies to ensure students could study and develop in a better learning environment.

To celebrate the annual Marriott Global Customer Appreciation Week, Renaissance Shanghai Pudong Hotel, along with its sister hotels, hosted bowling and puzzle games to express thanks and appreciation its loyal customers on November 10.

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hotel news

THE GRAND KEMPINSKI HOTEL SHANGHAI AWARDED BY WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS The Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai has been awarded ‘Asia's Leading Conference Hotel 2016’ by World Travel Awards, which is the most prestigious and recognized awards program in travel industry, rewarding leaders in the tourism, airline, hotel and hospitality sectors around the world.

GUANGZHOU CHIMELONG HOTEL AWARDED ASIA’S LEADING THEMED HOTEL 2016

THE FOURTH VIENENESE BALL ENDS ON A PERFECT NOTE AT HYATT ON THE BUND

Guangzhou Chimelong Hotel has been awarded Asia's Leading Themed Hotel 2016 by the World Travel Award. Peter Ng, General Manager for the hotel business of Chimelong Group, received the award at the ceremony. Recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, the World Travel Award 2016 was held in Da Nang, Vietnam.

The fourth Viennese ball (theBALL) was successfully held at Hyatt on the Bund on Sept 24 in Shanghai. The elegant décor, exquisite table setup and live entertainment provided by Austrian talents specially flown in for the evening provided an authentic flair for the night.

MANGROVE TREE HOTELS & RESORTS’ FIRST SHOWCASE Mangrove Tree Hotels & Resorts, one of most high-profiled domestic hotel brands in China, held roadshow events in both Beijing and Shanghai in October. With the most complete and fully functioning facilities in China, its properties incorporate not only accommodation, food and beverage, but also art, fashion, shopping and entertainment services and facilities.

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‘Light Up China · Wyndham’s Guinness Challenge 2016’ Completed in Shanghai The four-month-long ‘Light Up China · Wyndham’s Guinness Challenge’ held by Wyndham Hotel Group (WHG) came to a successful end in Shanghai on October 22. With a participation of WHG staff, fans and sports lovers, 28,505 selfies were uploaded with the ‘Light Up China’ logo together, making a new Guinness world record for “the Largest Online Photo Album of People Holding a Sign .”


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CITY SCENES Shanghai International Kids Fashion Week (SIKFW) is one of the world’s most influential kids fashion events and also China’s first of its kind. Created and organized by Ping & Min Communications and Wonder Baby, this event featured products from both international and domestic high-end kids fashion brands.

2016 AArt was held at Twelve at Hengshan, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Shanghai from October 21 to 23, exhibiting over 2,000 pieces of artwork from 40 national and regional galleries and art institutions.

On November 14, Consulate General of the Republic of Chile in Shanghai collaborated with Palta Hass Avocado Committee to host a cooking show and master class with the theme of ‘Discover the Taste of Hass Avocado.’

Canada Beef kicked off a series of Canadian beef experience events around the world, starting off on October 8 in Mexico and arrived in Shanghai on November 8.

Nagasaki Prefecture hosted a Tourism Symposium in Shanghai Garden Hotel on November 15 to celebrate 20th anniversary of the establishment of its friendly relations with the city of Shanghai.

This year, Art de vivre à la française showcased the creations of 24 high-end and luxury interior design companies from France at Shanghai's Sinan Mansion through a unique exhibition by GWEN, a French interior design firm with an outstanding reputation in China.

Colormen Salon Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou was held at Equatorial Theatre, Hotel Equatorial Shanghai to celebrate not only the exceptional art collection but also the friendship between China and France. w w w . t h atsma g s . c o m | d e c e m b e r 2 0 1 6 | 9 7


CIT Y SCENES

The first Costa Handcrafted Festival was hosted at Jing An Kerry Center on October 15, showcasing the works of a variety of craftsmen.

Top-notch Japanese sushi brand Sen-ryo introduces their latest winter menu.

Iapm brings over 238 international high-end fashion brands to Shanghai, including first-line high-end brand flagship stores like Prada, Gucci and Miu Miu and a variety of young designer brands from all over the world.

Jetstar Japan announced that four new weekly direct flights will be launched between Tokyo and Shanghai on January 23, 2017. Tickets are already available online.

The forum of 2017 S/S Shanghai Fashion Week took place at Hyatt on the Bund on October 17. Hosts and guests from international fashion industries, Chinese TV stars and live performers and representatives of NewStar magazines attended this event.

The third Oktoberfest kicked off its five-day celebration on October 26 in Jiading District. Crowne Plaza Shanghai Anting Hotel, together with many well-known sponsors, offered guests an authentic German Oktoberfest with performances from a live German band, authentic German style buffet, beer and prizes for lucky draw.

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Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, fashion brand SHOKAY’s latest collection is a tribute to its source of inspiration for the past decade, the Tibetan highland region of Qinghai.

Family-friendly Spanish restaurant El Patio returns with an updated menu and good deals for Travel Zoo members this winter.

After its massive success in New York City over Labor Day weekend, Electric Zoo: Countdown sold out its Shanghai debut performance November 12 at Expo Park. A lineup of world-class performers, including Dada Life, Sander van Doorn and Oshi delivered another great show.


Listings

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AE KITCHEN NOT JUST BRUNCH. One of the most popular brunch places in town! 1) 491 Yuyuan Lu, by Zhenning Lu (6241 3233) 2) 16325 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Hunan Lu (3123 5633) 3) 457 Jumen Lu, by Runan Jie (3159 5833) 1) 愚园路 491 号 , 近镇宁路 2) 淮海中路 1632-5 号 , 近湖南路 3) 局门路 457 号 , 近汝南街

Bistro Burger Bistro Burger serves 100 percent Australian beef patties with special spices and fresh ingredients and milkshakes made with New Zealand ice cream. The bistro also functions as a bar where a wide selection of beers and cocktail concoctions can be best enjoyed. 1/F, 291 Fumin Lu, by Changle Lu (6170 1315) Mon-Sat: 1112am; Sun: 11-10pm www.bistroburger.com.cn 富民路 219 号 1 楼 , 近长乐路

Blue Frog is pleased to introduce a creative new Drinks Menu. As the new year begins, this new menu wakes up everyone’s taste buds with a bevy of specialty and original cocktails, mocktails, shots, beer, wine and healthy drinks inspired by popular ingredients.1) Room 1E27, 1/F, Building 1, Chamtime Plaza, 1239 Zuchongzhi Lu, by Jinke Lu (5080 1320) 2) Green Sports & Leisure Center, R3-633 Biyun Lu, by Yunshan Lu (5030 6426) 3) Lower Level, Unit 12, 131 Tianyaoqiao Lu, by Nandang Dong Lu (3368 6117) 4) Daning Life Hub, 102A-103A, Block 6, 1918 Gonghexin Lu, by Daning Lu (6631 3920) 5) No. 176 Fashion Park, Jinfeng Lu and Yunle Lu (3490 9880) 6) Room 118, Shanghai Plaza, 138 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Pu’an Lu (6390 0277) 7) Unit 131, 1st Floor Kerry Parkside, 1378 Huamu Lu, by Fangdian Lu (3378 0271) 8) B109, 100 Shiji Dadao, by Dongtai Lu (6877 8668) 9) No.12-14, Fucheng Lu, by Mingshang Lu (6891 0977) 10) Unit 122, 1/F Plaza 96, 796 Dongfang Lu, by Laoshan Lu (6891 5210) 11) Unit 1-L119 & 1-LM12, The Place, 100 Zunyi Lu, by Ziyun Lu (6237 1236) 12) 10b, 1/F, Skymall, No.5001, Dushi Lu, by Xinzhu Lu (3350 8122) 13) 755 Shanghai Disneytown, Lane 255, West Shendi Road, Pudong New Area (5833 0399) 14) Unit 113 & 115 & 211, East Block, BINGO PLAZA, 345 Tianshan Lu, by Tianzhong Lu (6278 7269) 15) Unit 124 & 125, 950 Zhenhua Lu, by Dahua Er Lu (6070 6908) 16) L104&202, 379 Hengfeng Lu, by Yutong Lu (5299 2730) 1) 祖冲之路 1239 弄长泰 广场 1 座 1 楼 1E27, 近金科路 2) 碧云路 633 号 1 层 R3, 近云山路 3) 天钥桥路 131 号地下 1 层 12 室 , 近 南丹东路 4) 共和新路 1918 号 6 幢 102A-103A 室 , 近大宁路 5) 金丰路运乐路丰尚国际广场 176 号 6) 淮 海中路 138 号上海广场商场 118 室 , 近普安路 7) 花木 路 1378 号浦东嘉里城商场一层 L131 单元 , 近芳甸路 8) 世纪大道 100 号上海环球金融中心 B109 室 , 近东 泰路 9) 富城路 12-14 号 , 近名商路 10) 东方路 796 号 96 广场第一层 122 单元 , 近崂山路 11) 遵义路 100 号虹桥南丰城步行街 1-L119&1-LM12 单元 , 近紫 云路 12) 莘庄都市路 5001 号仲盛世界商城 1 层 10b, 近莘朱路 13) 浦东新区申迪西路 255 弄上海迪士尼小 镇 755 号 14) 天山路 345 号缤谷文化休闲广场东座 第 113&115&211 单元 , 近天中路 15) 真华路 950 号 124&125 室 , 近大华二路 16) 恒丰路 379 号 L104 & L202 单元 , 近裕通路

Element Fresh Chain of restaurants and one of the longest running with quality ingredients and good service. One of the mainstays in Shanghai. 1) Rm.112, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Xikang Lu (6279 8682) Mon-Thurs: 7am-11pm; Fri-Sat: 7-12am Sun 7am-11pm 2) 4/F, 1028 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Donghu Lu (5403 8865) Mon-Thus: 8am-11pm; Fri-Sat: 8-12am; Sun 8am11pm 3) 1/F Super Brand Mall, 168 Lujiazui Xi Lu, by Lujiazui Huan Lu (5047 2060) Mon-Thurs: 9am10.30pm; Fri 9am-11pm Sat-Sun: 8am-10.30pm 4) 1/F, Grand Gateway, 1 Hongqiao Lu, by Huashan Lu (6407 5992) Mon-Thurs: 7am-11pm; FriSat: 7-12am; Sun 7am-11pm 5) 6/F, 228 Xizang Nan Lu, by Taoyuan Lu (6334 3598) Daily 7am-

10.30pm 6) 2/F, Shanghai World Financial Center, 100 Shiji Da Dao, by Lujiazui Huan Lu (6877 4001) Daily 10am-10pm 7) 1/F, 2088 Yanan Xi Lu, by Yili Lu (6083 7436) Mon-Thurs: 9am-10.30pm; Fri 9am-11pm; Sat 8am-11pm; Sun 8am-10.30pm 8) Green City, 331 Hongfeng Lu, by Biyun Lu (3382 1700) Mon-Fri: 9am-10.30pm; Sat: 8am11pm; Sun 8am-10.30pm 9) 1/F 1378 Huamu Lu, by Fangdian Lu (2022 2537) Mon-Thurs: 9am10.30pm; Fri 9am-11pm; Sat 8am-11pm; Sun 8am-10.30pm 10)unit 2, building 18, north block xintiandi, 181 taicang Lu Sun-Thurs 8am-12pm; Fri-Sat 8am-2am (6326 0950) 11) Shop 402, 4/F, K11 Art Mall, 300 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Huangpi Nan Lu Daily 10am-10pm (6315 2070) 12) Unit N1-12, N2-11, Jing’an Kerry Centre, 1551 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Tongren Lu Sun-Thurs 8am-11pm; Fri-Sat 8-12am (6139 8297) 1) 南京西路 1376 号上海商城 112 室 , 近西康路 2) 淮海中路 1028 号嘉华中心 4 楼 , 近东湖路 3) 陆家嘴西路 168 号正大广场 1 楼 , 近陆家 嘴环路 4) 虹桥路 1 号港汇广场 1 楼 , 近华山路 5) 西藏 南路 228 号 6 楼 , 近桃源路 6) 世纪大道 100 号环球金 融中心 2 楼 , 近陆家嘴环路 7) 延安西路 2088 号虹桥 嘉顿广场一层 , 近伊犁路 8) 红枫路 331 号 , 近碧云路 9) 花木路 1378 号浦东嘉里城 1 楼 , 近芳甸路 10) 太 仓路 181 弄新天地北里 18 号楼 02 单元 11) 淮海中路 300 号 K11 艺术中心 4 楼 402, 近黄陂南路 12) 南京 西路 1551 号静安嘉里中心 N1-12,N2-11 单元 , 近 铜仁路

juices & roasted coffee. 1/F, 1 Wulumuqi Nan Lu, by Dongping Lu (6466 6565) Daily 7am-10pm shanghai@glolondon.com www.glolondon.com 乌 鲁木齐南路 1 号 1 楼 , 近东平路

Gourmet High class sweets and other baked goodies. Pudong Shangri-La Hotel, Level 1, Tower 2, 33 Fu Cheng Lu, by Yincheng Dong Lu (5888 2957) Daily 8am-8pm 富城路 33 号香格里拉酒店 2 号楼 1 楼 , 近银城东路

SHERMAN ORIGINAL HOMEMADE. Now offers fresh bread everyday. E04, 1F, 150 Hubing Lu, by Jinan Lu HUBINGDAO (6333 2833) 湖滨路 150 号 湖滨道购物广场 1 楼 E04, 近济南路

Chinese hot-pot Qimin Organic Hotpot Marketplace Qimin, the restaurant originated from Taiwan and created by the same people who brought us “GREEN & SAFE.” The bustling marketplace environment is filled with organic groceries, fresh seafood,a variety of vegetables, assorted meats, open kitchen food stands and diners surrounded by lively marketplace food stands, creating a real food bazaar atmosphere. Every item on the menu is carefully selected from the original source, making sure all ingredients are completely natural or organic. Without exception, all dishes are from “Farm to Table” using the most natural ingredients for the boiler in order to extract the primary flavors nature has to offer. 1) 7/F, Takashimaya Department Store, 1438 Hongqiao Lu, by Manao Lu (6295 2117) 2) (NEW) 4/F, Reel Department Store, 1601 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Changde Lu (6258 8777) Daily 10.30am-11pm 1) 虹桥路 1438 号高岛屋百货 7 楼 , 近玛瑙路 2) 南京西 路 1601 号芮欧百货 4 楼 , 近常德路

Shopping Center, 68 Yuyuan Lu, by Changde Lu 5) Unit G5, B1/F, Skymall, 5001 Dushi Lu, by Xinzhu Lu 6) Unit B102-42 , B1/F, Joy City, 198 Xizang Bei Lu, by Haining Lu 7) Unit G09-B1-1-7-007 , B1/F, Bailian New Era Mall, 8 Songhu Lu, by Zhonghuan Lu 8) Unit B1-04, B1/F, The Place, 150 Zunyi Lu, by Ziyun Lu 1) 湖滨路 150 号湖滨道购物中心 B2 楼 B207, 近济南路 2) 共和新路 1988 号大宁国际 10 座 2 楼 , 近大宁路 3) 张杨路 3611 号金桥国际商业广场 1 座 B1 楼 B1-3-38, 近博山东路 4) 愚园路 68 号晶品 购物中心 LG1 楼 LG1-36, 近常德路 5) 都市路 5001 号仲盛世界商场 B1 楼 G5, 近莘朱路 6) 西藏北路 198 号大悦城北楼 B1 楼 B102-42, 近海宁路 7) 淞沪路 8 号百联又一城购物中心 B1 楼 G09-B1-1-7-007, 近 中环路 8) 遵义路 150 号虹桥南丰城 B1-04 单元 , 近 紫云路

YUE Chinese Restaurant is presenting an exciting blend of local & traditional Cantonese dishes served in a modern atmosphere boasting nine private dining rooms. 2/F, Pullman Shanghai South, 1 Pubei Lu, by Liuzhou Lu (2426 8888) Lunch 11.30am - 2pm; Dinner 5.30– 9.30pm 浦北 路 1 号 , 上海中星铂尔曼大酒店 2 楼 , 近柳州路

YUE 1525 Enjoy authentic Hong Kong- style Cantonese cuisine at YUE 1525 for either business lunch, family gatherings or special occasions. YUE 1525 is headed by the veteran Cantonese Chef Wong from Hong Kong. Dim sum, clay pot dishes, double-boiled soups and chef’s signature recipes are among the favourites. Lunch daily, 11.30am-2.30pm. Afternoon tea, 2.30-4.30pm on weekends only. Dinner daily, 5-10pm. Level 3, 1555 Dingxi Lu, by Yuyuan Lu (6225 8665) 定西路 1555 号巴黎春天新世界酒店 3 楼 , 近愚园路。

Yu Yuan Chinese Restaurant A fine dining room designed in modern Art Deco style. Their experienced chefs bring their rich experience and passion for cooking into authentic Cantonese and Taiwan cuisines. Hotel Pravo, 3/F Yu Yuan Chinese Restaurant, 299 Wusong Lu, by Kunshan Lu 吴淞 路 299 号宝御酒店 3 楼 , 近昆山路

Cantonese POP a generous and playful all-day dining rooftop American Brasserie with spectacular Bund views. Opening daily 11am-1am. 7/F, 3 Zhong Shan Dong Yi Lu, by Guangdong Lu (6321 0909) www. threeonthebund.com 中山东一路 3 号 7 楼 , 近广东 路

Hooters Great food, great beverages, and pretty HOOTERS Girls. -This is HOOTERS! 1) 1/F, Super Brand Mall, 168 Lujiazui Xi Lu, by Fucheng Lu (5049 0199) 2) 1/F, 1498 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Wulumuqi Nan Lu (6437 9811) 3) 3/F, L’Avenue, 99 Xianxia Lu, by Zunyi Lu (6212 0296) 4) 201, China View Building No.1,East Worker's Stadium Lu,Chaoyang District,Beijing (010 6585 8787) 5) 1F, Lippo Tower, No.62 North Kehua Lu,Chengdu (028 6281 8877) 1) 陆家嘴西路 168 号正大广场一 层 , 近富城路 2) 淮海中路 1498 号 1 号楼一层 , 近 乌鲁木齐南路 3) 仙霞路 99 号尚嘉中心三层 , 近遵义 路 4) 北京市朝阳区工人体育场东路,中国红街 1 号楼 201 5) 成都市武侯区科华北路 62 号力宝大厦一层

KABB 1) North Block House 5 Lane 181 Taicang Lu, by Madang Lu (5465 3856) 2) LG1-142, Shanghai iapm mall, 999 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Nanchang Lu (6448 3039) 3) Unit S1-04, Jing An Kerry Center, 1238 Yan’an Zhong Lu, by Changde Lu (6237 8863) 1) 太仓路 181 号,新天地北里 5 号

CAI FENG LOU: CAI FENG LOU Chinese Restaurant serves traditional Cantonese cuisine and dim sum treats adapted in alluring contemporary style. In addition to the elegant main dining room with semi-private alcoves, six VIP dining rooms accommodate between eight and 18 guests. The glamorously styled room features a private lounge and a bathroom, complemented by a private VIP entrance and impeccable personalized service. INTERCONTINENTAL SHANGHAI NECC, 1700 Zhuguang Lu, by Yinggang Dong Lu (National Exhibition Convention Center, Gate 3) (670018886030) 国家会展中心洲际酒店 , 诸光路 1700 号国家会 展中心 3 号门,近盈港东路)

Canton Canton features authentic Cantonese cuisine with signature dishes of duck and healthy seasonal soup. Six private dining rooms are available for exclusive gatherings. Daily from 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10.30pm; 55/F, Grand Hyatt Shanghai, Jin Mao Tower, 88 Shiji Dadao, by Yincheng Zhong Lu (5047 8838) www. shanghai.grand.hyatt.com 上海金茂君悦大酒店 56 楼 , 浦东新区世纪大道 88 号 , 近银城中路

号 , 上海外滩茂悦大酒店西楼 31 层 , 近武昌路

Shanghainese

楼 2) 淮海中路 999 号上海环贸广场地下一层 LG1142, 近马当路 3) 延安中路 1238 号静安嘉里中心一层 S1-04 号单元及二层 S2-04 单元 , 近常德路

Shanghai Beer Factory, or affectionately called by its fans as “SBF”, has finally opened its second outlet in Jin Qiao, Pudong in July 2016. First established in 2014, SBF started brewing and serving its very own craft beers out of its location at Shanghai Indoor Stadium, achieved recognition as the “Best Craft Beer Restaurant” in 2015. SBF also offers both classic all-time favorites and innovative dishes with Jinqiao branch launched its whole-new desserts selection since August. 1) Pudong: Rm124, Building 7 of Life Hub, 3611 Zhangyang Lu, by Jinqiao Lu. (6160 0116) 2) Xuhui: West Gate of Shanghai Indoor Stadium, 1111 Caoxi Bei Lu, by Zhongshan Nan Er Lu (3356 5005) 1) 张杨路 3611 号金桥国际商业广场 7 号楼 124 室 , 近金桥路 2) 漕溪北路 1111 号上海体育馆北 门 , 近中山南二路

Bakery glo London Bakery Cafe Freshly-baked bread, croissants, pastries, cakes and scones plus fresh

VUE Dining This restaurant is designed to create marvelous dining experience in privacy with one of the city’s best skyline views. Featuring authentic handmade dim sum and Cantonese cuisine, it is an ideal venue for family celebrations and friends’ gatherings. 31/F, West Tower, Hyatt on the Bund, 199 Huangpu Lu, by Wuchang Lu (639312346330) Lunch: Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm; Sat&Sun: 11.30am-3.30pm; Dinner: Daily 5.30pm10.30pm www.hyattonthebund.com 黄浦路 199

Club Jin Mao With superlative views overlooking the Shanghai skyline, Club Jin Mao is one of the most prestigious Shanghainese restaurants in the city, offering exquisite and authentic Shanghainese cuisine. Daily from 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.3010.30pm. 86/F, Grand Hyatt Shanghai, Jin Mao Tower, 88 Shiji Dadao, by Yincheng Zhong Lu (5047 8838) www.shanghai.grand.hyatt.com 上 海金茂君悦大酒店 86 楼 , 浦东新区世纪大道 88 号 , 近银城中路

MUK CHAI KEE ( 木仔记 ) - the continuation of Muk Kee ( 木记 ), the first generation of milk tea stall since 1958. Specialties like hand-made eggpuffs ( 鸡蛋仔 ) and silk stocking milk tea ( 丝 袜奶茶 ) are all made from traditional formulas. 1) Unit B2-07, B2/F, HUBINDAO, 150 Hubin Lu, by Jinan Lu 2) 2/F, Building 10, Daning The Life Hub, 1988 Gonghe Xin Lu, by Daning Lu 3)Unit B1-3-38, B1/F, Building 1, Jinqiao International Commercial Plaza, 3611 Zhangyang Lu, by Boshan Dong Lu 4) Unit LG1-36, LG1/F, Crystal galleria

The Chinoise Story A unique restaurant featuring radically fused cooking styles. Lovely space. Expect classic Chinese dishes served in individual portions rather than family style. Cathay Building, Jin Jiang Hotel, 59 Maoming Nan Lu, by Changle Lu (6445 1717) 11am-2.30pm; 6-10.30pm 茂名

南路 59 号锦江饭店北楼底层 , 近长乐路

RIVER DRUNK RIVER DRUNK specializes in grand Huaiyang cuisine and fresh seafood, offering patrons a journey to traditional southeastern flavours in charming, refined surroundings. Daily 11.30am-2.30pm/6-10.30pm. 5/F, Wanda Reign on the Bund, 538 Zhong Shan Dong Er Lu, by Longtan Lu (5368 8882) 中山东二路 538 号 , 近龙潭 路

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in a modern vibe. Carefully selecting natural ingredients from original source, the place introduces the most authentic Yunnan flavor as well as live sports to all. Unit 105, Building E, 381 Panyu Lu, by Fahuazhen Lu (6271 7162) Daily 11:30am – 2:00pm, 5:30–10:00pm 番禺路 381 号

located in Lobby Lounge. Your choice, eat in or take away. Special price for cakes and pastries everyday after 6pm. 1/F, Pullman Shanghai South, 1 Pubei Lu, by Liuzhou Lu (2426 8888) Daily 9am 9pm 浦北路 1 号,上海中星铂尔曼大酒店 1 楼,近柳 州路

幸福里步行街 E105, 近法华镇路

Deli Shops

Grape Restaurant Originated from 1987, Grape Shanghai is a well-known Shanghainese restaurant popular in the expat community. Chinese traditional cuisine is offered here, featuring Peking Duck, Mandarin Fish with Pine Nuts and Kung Pao Chicken, Deep Fried Ribs with Garlic and dishes served on a sizzling hot cast iron skillet. Jia, 55 Xinle Lu, by Xiangyang Bei Lu (5404 0486) 新乐路

Citizen Café & Bar is a sophisticated coffee house, a craft cocktail bar, and a restaurant serving New American cuisine. Opened in 2005, Lost Heaven 1) 17 Yan’an Dong Lu, by Sichuan it went through a complete renovation in 2014, 55 号甲 , 近襄阳北路 Nan Lu (6330 0967) 2) 38 Gaoyou Lu, by Fuxing and became more inviting than before. The ever Xi Lu (6433 5126) Daily 11.30am-2pm, 5.30Gui Hua Lou offers the very best of authentic popular Basil Drop remains the same. And the 10.30pm 1) 延安东路 17 号 , 近四川南路 2) 高邮路 38 Shanghainese, Huaiyang, and Sichuanese cuisines. terrace is lovely on a nice day. 222 JinXian Lu, by 号 , 近复兴西路 Chef Gao creates a special blend of both worlds, That-logo box201506.indd 1 2015.6.17 12:29:54Shanxi PM Nan Lu (6258 1620) Daily 11-12.30am traditional dishes with modern interpretations all www.citizenshanghai.com 进贤路 222 号 , 近陕西南 in the ambiance of distinctive Chinese décor. 1F, 路 River Wing, Pudong Shangri-La, 33 Fucheng Lu, NONG CAFÉ Located on the second floor, by Lujiazui Huan Lu (2828 6888) Lunch 11.30amNONG Café offers a lively culinary experience 3pm Mon-Fri, 11am-3pm Sat & Sun, Dinner 5.30with its open-kitchen stations in a light and 10pm daily 富城路 33 号浦东香格里拉大酒店浦江楼 1 airy, interactive, market-style setting. Diners can 楼 , 近陆家嘴环路 watch chefs use impressive culinary techniques The Crystal Garden Bathed in natural light, the to prepare their favourite à la minute dishes in Chinese restaurant Crystal Garden offers the the open-kitchen. Breakfast, Monday to Friday, very best of authentic Chinese cuisine including 6-10.30am; Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, provincial cuisines plus high-quality seafood. The 6-11am; Lunch, 12-2pm. Dinner, 5.30-9.30pm. 2/ restaurant's garden-style setting and professional, F, 1555 Dingxi Lu, by Yuyuan Lu (6240 8888) 定西 friendly team makes The Crystal Garden a popular 路 1555 号巴黎春天新世界酒店 2 楼 , 近愚园路 venue for intimate wedding banquets and private Wagas 1) 199 Fangdian Lu, by Dingxiang Lu functions. 5/F, The Westin Bund Center Shanghai, (5033 6277) 7am-10pm 2) Rm108 Maxdo Center, 88 Henan Zhong Lu, by Guangdong Lu (6103 86 Xianxia Lu, by Hami Lu (5208 1978) 7am5048) Lunch: 11:00am – 2:30pm (Mon-Fri), 10pm 3) 300 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Madang Lu 11:00am – 2:30pm (Saturday & Sunday, Yum (6335 3739) 7am-10:30pm 4) 288 Jiujiang Lu, Cha); Dinner: 5:30pm – 10:00pm (Daily). 河南中路 The Middle 8 This buddha-themed restaurant by Henan Zhong Lu (3366 5026) Mon-Fri: 7am88 号上海威斯汀大饭店 5 楼,近广东路 offers the beauty of Yunnan cuisines with sincere 8pm; Sat-Sun: 9:30am-6pm 5) Shop 116, 169 and love in a quiet vibe. With a large statue Whampoa Club This Bund institution specializes Wujiang Lu, by Nanjing Xi Lu (6267 0339) 8amof buddha and traditional interior, this Beijing in modern reinterpretations of Shanghai classics. 10:30pm 6) 283 Jianguo Xi Lu, by Jiashan Lu (5466 transplant is where you could taste out the pure Great view, fancy eats. 5/F, 3 on the Bund, 3 8312) 7am-8pm 7) 1/F, 1118 Lujiazui Huan Lu, flavor of Yunnan without leaving Shanghai. Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Guangdong Lu (6321 by Dongchuan Lu (5879 4235) Mon-Fri: 7amUnit406, South Block, HK Plaza, 283 Huaihai 3737) Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10.30pm 6pm; Closed on Sat&Sun 8) 1/F, 265Jiaozhou Lu, Zhong Lu, by Huangpi Nan Lu (6029 6350, 6029 www.threeonthebund.com/ 中山东一路 3 号 , 外滩 by Xinzha Lu (6272 0353) 7am-11pm 9) L102, 1/ 6352) 淮海中路 283 号香港广场南座 406 室 , 近黄陂 三号 5 楼 , 近广东路 F Channel One, 155 Changshou Lu, by Shanxi 南路 Bei Lu (3131 5008) Mon-Sun: 7am-11pm 10) Unit 116, 381 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Madang Lu 11) 1/F,Cloud Nine Mall, 1018 Changning Lu, by Kaixuan Lu 12) Building 3, No.6, Pudong Chamtime Plaza, Lane1239 Zuchongzhi Lu, by Miss Ali Come and enjoy Miss Ali's 100 percent Jinke Lu 13) Unit171, Plaza 96, 796 Dongfang Lu, homemade traditional xinjiang food, draft beer by Laoshan Lu 14) Unit 151, Grand Gateway, 1 and BBQ. 2/F, 20 Yuyuan Dong Lu, by Tongren Lu Hongqiao Lu, by Huashan Lu 15) 7 Donghu Lu, (6335 5016)Lunch: noon-2pm (1:45pm last order by Huaihai Zhong Lu 16) 268 Shuicheng Nan Lu, ) Dinner: 5.30-10.30pm (9.45pm last order) 愚园东 by Yan'an Xi Lu 17) Unit101, 227 Huangpi Bei 路 20 号 2 楼 , 近铜仁路 Lu, by Renmin Dadao 18) Unit120, Block3, 3611 Zhangyang Lu, by Zhonghuan Lu 19) Unit105, Miss Ali Barchuke Famous for its lamb from Bingu Square, 341 Tianshan Lu, by Weining Lu Barchuke farmland, Miss Ali's second restaurant 20) L1-05, Yueda 889, 889 Wanhangdu Lu, by brings you the most authentic and original Changshou Lu 21) L101, Joy City, 166 Xizang Bei Xinjiang food. 133 Fuxing Xi Lu, by Yong Fu Lu Lu, by Qufu Lu 22) Unit108, Lifestyle Center, 138 (6433 4261) 复兴西路 133 号,近永福路 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Pu'an Lu 23) 483 Panyu Lu, by Fahuazhen Lu 24) 410-416 Hengfeng Lu, by Yutong Lu 25) Unit 2-104, Greenland, 699 Zhongshan Nan Er Lu, by Dong'an Lu 26) D109, Baoland Plaza, 555 Kunming Lu, by Dalian Lu 27) Café Reign The all-day-dining restaurant, Café T2, 2550 Hongqiao Lu, Hongqiao Int'l Airport T2 Reign features a spacious and comprehensive (near Gate 47) 28) 67 Daxue Lu, by Zhixing Lu 29) open kitchen, offering an authentic Shanghai 1F, B-104, 1665 Hongqiao Lu, Starry Sky Square, breakfast buffet, a la carte lunch and an all-youby Shuicheng Lu 30) Unit101, 252 Jinkang Lu, by Sichuan Citizen The people who brought you can-eat set menu dining experience. Daily 6amHuamu Lu 31) B1E04, Parkson Newcore Citymall, Citizen Cafe and Bar have gone native with this 10.30pm 1/F, Wanda Reign on the Bund, 538 789 Tianshan Lu, by Loushan Guan Lu 32) Sichuan eatery. Here you’ll find all the classics Zhong Shan Dong Er Lu, by Longtan Lu (5368 Room106, 458 Jiangsu Lu, by Yuyuan Lu 33) 195 amply spiced and served in bamboo-clad dining 8882) 中山东二路 538 号 , 近龙潭路 Anfu Lu, by Wulumuqi Lu 34) Unit118, Shanghai room. 30 Donghu Lu, by Huaihai Zhong Lu (5404 Center, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Xikang Lu 35) LG CHA Lounge CHA Lounge is the place for a well1235) Daily 11am-10.30pm 东湖路 30 号 , 近淮海中 Unit16, IFC 8 Shiji Dadao, by Lujiazui Huan Lu 36) deserved afternoon break. An extensive selection 路 Unit 137, 1378 Huamu Lu, by Fangdian Lu 37) of traditional Chinese and Western tea and Pin Chuan 1) 47 Taojiang Lu, by Wulumuqi Nan Unit 175, Fashion Park, 571 Yunle Lu, by Jinfeng delicacies, delicious beverages and international Lu (6437 9361) Daily 11am-2pm; 5-11pm 2) 5/ Lu 38) Unit 2-L102 & 2-L204, Building 14 #28,The wines, as well as pastries, homemade chocolates F Plaza 66, 1266 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Shanxi Bei Lu Place, 100 Zunyi Lu, by Ziyun Xi Lu 1) 芳甸路 199 and macaroons are offered daily. Guests can also (6288 8897) Daily 10.30am-10pm 3) Unit 312B, 3/ 弄大拇指广场 31 号 , 近丁香路 2) 仙霞路 86 号万都商 treat themselves to an exquisite afternoon tea F, L’Avenue Shanghai, 99 Xianxia Lu, by Zunyi Lu 城 108 室 , 近哈密路 3) 淮海中路 300 号香港新世界 buffet at RMB108 per person which is offered (400 820 7706, delivery: 6209 6209) Mon–Sun: 广场 , 近马当路 4) 九江路 288 号 , 近河南中路 5) 吴 daily. Open daily, 8am-8pm. Afternoon tea buffet, 11am-10pm 4) Daily 11am-10pm S801-1B, Level 江路 169 号 116 商铺 , 近南京西路 6) 建国西路 283 2.30-5.30pm. 1/F, 1555 Dingxi Lu, by Yuyuan Lu 8, Jiu Guang Department Store, 1618 Nanjing Xi 号 , 近嘉善路 7) 陆家嘴环路 1118 号汇亚大厦 1 楼 , (6240 8888-8155) 定西路 1555 号巴黎春天新世界酒 Lu, by Jingan Temple (4008207706) 1) 桃江路 47 近东川路 8) 胶州路 265 号 1 楼 , 近新闸路 9) 长寿路 店 1 楼 , 近愚园路

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yunnan Gathering Clouds Specializing in distinctive Yunnan food, Gathering Clouds inherits the most charming Yunnanese cuisine and culture

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Coffee Tree With a light and airy European look, the cozy spot offers an array of fresh and homemade items including salads, sandwiches, quiche, pasta, and cakes using the finest ingredients. Ferguson Lane, 376 Wukang Lu, by Tai’an Lu (6466 0361) Mon-Sun 9am-10pm www. coffeetreecafe.com.cn 武康路 376 号 , 近泰安路 DELI Enjoy French desserts, pastries, cakes, or hand crafted chocolates from the Deli counter

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Green & Safe With an organic farm in Kunshan, this organic store provides daily delivered vegetables and a variety of local and imported organic goods, such as organic extra virgin olive oil, white and red balsamic vinegar, organic pasta, muesli and more. 30% off on all breads after 7pm everyday in Dongping branch. 1) 6 Dongping Lu, by Hengshan Lu 5465 1288, 1/F: 8am-10pm; 2/ F: 6pm-12am 2) 2) 4/F, 1438 Hongqiao Lu, by Hongbaoshi Lu 10am–9.30pm 1) 东平路 6 号 , 近衡 山路 2) 虹桥路 1438 号 4 楼 , 近红宝石路

Fine Dining Five Live: Serving daily breakfast and dinner buffets, a la carte menu and extravagant Sunday Brunches, Five Live All Day Dining welcomes guests and gastronomes into a compelling cooking theater. An array of local Shanghainese, regional Chinese and international cuisines are prepared at five interactive cooking stations, including fresh seafood on ice, a grill and carving station, specialty noodles and dumplings, soup and Taiwanese hotpot, a Mediterranean kitchen and a dessert counter. INTERCONTINENTAL SHANGHAI NECC, 1700 Zhuguang Lu, by Yinggang Dong Lu (National Exhibition Convention Center, Gate 3) (6700 1888-6028) 国家会展中心洲际酒店 , 诸光路 1700 号国家会展中心 3 号门,近盈港东路)

Jade on 36 Restaurant This stunning restaurant makes traditional French fare a bit more lighthearted. Excellent wine list, beautiful views and a sumptuous weekend brunch. 36/F Grand Tower, Pudong Shangri-La, 33 Fucheng Lu, by Lujiazui Huan Lu (6882 3636) Sunday:11:30am3pm, Sunday brunch: RMB788+15% service charge per person, 11.30am-3pm, www.shangrewards.com/aspx/RestaurantBarJade36.aspx 富城 路 33 号

8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana An extension of the three Michelin Star venue (by the same name) in Hong Kong, a fantastic fine dining fare that will leave you both comforted and breathless. 6-7/F, 169 Yuanmingyuan Lu, by Beijing Dong Lu (6087 2890) 圆明园路 169 号 6-7 楼 , 近北京东路 M on the Bund This Bund pioneer serves up impeccable service and a menu peppered with Continental, Aussie and Moroccan inspiration. Try the pavlova for dessert. 7/F, No.5 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Guangdong Lu (6350 9988) MonFri: 11.30am-2.30pm; 6.15-10.30pm; Sat-Sun: 11.30am-3pm; 6.15-10.30pm reservations@monthebund.com www.m-onthebund.com 中山东一 路外滩 5 号 7 楼 , 近广东路

MARC restaurant Located on the rooftop, under the helm of the legendary Michelin-starred French chef Marc Meneau, MARC restaurant serves guests with customized afternoon tea and an exquisite Michelin-starred fine-dining experience. Daily 12-10.30pm, 21/F, Wanda Reign on the Bund, 538 Zhong Shan Dong Er Lu, by Longtan Lu (5368 8882) 中山东二路 538 号 , 近龙潭路 Mare Western Restaurant It’s the only place where you can taste Marseille Seafood Hotpot! The tomahawk steak is the best in Shanghai. Hotel Pravo, 2/F Mare Western Restaurant 299 Wusong Lu, by Kunshan Lu 吴淞路 299 号宝御酒店 2 楼 , 近 昆山路

NAPA Wine Bar & Kitchen Bringing the best in creative European cuisine from Chef Francisco Araya together with one of the widest selections of fine wines in China at the prestigious South Bund 22. 2/F, South Bund 22, 22 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, by Xin Yong'an Lu. (6318 0057) Open daily, 6-11pm. 南外滩中山东二路 22 号 2 楼 , 近新永安路 Roosevelt Sky Restaurant Ultimate Panoramic Views of Pudong and Bund; International and Asian Fine Dining. Executive Lunch: RMB138/ two-course-set. 8/F, The House of Roosevelt, 27 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Beijing Dong Lu (2322 0800) info@27bund.com, www.27bund.com 中山 东一路(外滩)27 号罗斯福公馆 8 楼 , 近北京东路

Oceans Dining in a romantic and contemporary setting, an extensive array of selected premium products from the sea. A distinct and innovative


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gourmet experience to satisfy the most discerning of tastes, Ocean fully realizes the art of cooking. Lobby floor, Banyan Tree Shanghai On The Bund, 19 Haiping Lu, by Gongping Lu (2509 1188) Lunch 11.30am – 2.30pm; Dinner 5.30– 9.30pm. banyantree.com 海平路 19 号悦榕庄 1 楼 , 近公平路 ON56 This four-in-one restaurant at Grand Hyatt Shanghai offers the best cuts of prime beef from the Grill, sumptuous Italian classics from Cucina, top-shelf sushi from Kobachi and delectable sweets from Patio. Daily from 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10.30pm; 56/F, Grand Hyatt Shanghai, Jin Mao Tower, 88 Shiji Dadao, by Yincheng Zhong Lu (5047 8838) www.shanghai.grand.hyatt.com 上海金茂君悦大酒店 56 楼 , 浦东新区世纪大道 88 号 , 近银城中路

Pelham’s Celebrated Chef Jean-Philippe Dupas presents modern French cuisine with a brand new menu, highlighted a mix of premium, local ingredients with contemporary flair. 1/F, Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, 2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Guangdong Lu (6322 9988) Lunch MonFri: 11.30am-2pm; Dinner daily 6-10pm www. waldorfastoriashanghai.com 中山东一路 2 号外滩华 尔道夫酒店 1 楼,近广东路

Sir Elly’s Restaurant & Bar Dine on fine modern European cuisine while overlooking the Huangpu River. Expert cocktails offered at both the circular bar and the expansive 14th floor terrace. 13/F The Peninsula Shanghai, 32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Nanjing Dong Lu (2327 6756) Lunch daily 122.30pm; Dinner Sun-Thurs: 6-10.30pm; Fri-Sat 6-11pm www.peninsula.com/Shanghai/en/Dining/ Sir_Ellys_Restaurant/default.aspx 中山东一路 32 号 上海半岛酒店 13 楼 , 近南京东路

SAVOR All Day Dining Restaurant offers Western and Eastern cuisine showcasing an open interactive kitchen with buffet and a la carte options. 2/F, Pullman Shanghai South, 1 Pubei Lu, by Liuzhou Lu (2426 8888) Daily 6am - 12pm 浦北 路 1 号 , 上海中星铂尔曼大酒店 2 楼 , 近柳州路

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Mr. & Mrs. Bund Molecular madman Paul Pairet takes a more laissez-faire approach with this modern French eatery. Expect straightforward food and a great wine list. 6/ F Bund 18, Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Nanjing Dong Lu (6323 9898) Dinner: Monday to Sunday 5.30-10.30pm,late Night: Thus-Sat 11pm-2am, brunch: Sat-Sun 11.30am-2.30pm www.mmbund. com 中山东一路外滩 18 号 6 楼 , 近南京东路 Vue Restaurant Enjoy classic European fare with one of the city’s best skyline views. 30/F Hyatt on the Bund, 199 Huangpu Lu, by Wuchang Lu (6393 1234-6328) Daily 6-11pm 黄浦路 199 号 , 上海外滩 茂悦大酒店西楼 30 楼 , 近武昌路

German Paulaner Brauhaus Enjoy Bavarian food (and more importantly, beer) in a warm, wellpopulated atmosphere. 1) House19-20, North Block Xintiandi, Lane181 Taicang Lu, by Madang Lu (6320 3935) Daily: 11am-2am www.bln.com. cn 2) 2967 Lujiazui Xi Lu, by Binjiang Da Dao (6888 3935) Sun-Thu: 11am-1am; Fri-Sat: 11am-2am 3) 3/F, 555 Shibo Da Dao, by Guozhan Lu (2206 0555) Sun-Thurs: 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat: 11am12am hellauer@bln.com.cn 1) 太仓路 181 弄新天地 北里 19-20 号楼 , 近马当路 2) 陆家嘴西路 2967 号 , 近滨江大道 3) 世博大道 555 号 3 楼 , 近国展路

Greek/Mediterranean Azul Tapas & Lounge Perched on top of Ferguson Lane's new eight-story building, Chef Eduardo Vargas' tapas restaurant offers a number of delicious original Mediterranean and South American dishes. Every weekend, enjoy the view from the terrace while discovering or rediscovering the most popular brunch in town. 8/F, Ferguson Lane, 378 Wukang Lu, by Taian Lu (5405 2252) 武

blue frog A Seasonal Twist to Casual Dining With more than 30 locations across China, blue frog is continuing to cement their role as the leader of China’s casual dining scene by introducing several seasonal favorites to warm you up for the colder days to come. Paying homage to the chain’s ‘bar and grill’ roots, be sure to look out for signature goodies coming straight from the char grill in the kitchen. This season’s biggest highlights include the Seafood Mixed Grill. A range of the oceans’ finest ingredients – shrimps, mussels, red fish and calamari – all get the char grill treatment to maximize their flavors by adding a touch of smokiness. Completed with dipping sauces like spicy aioli and an Asian sesame chive variety served on the side, the sharing platter is a great way to start off your meal. Also from the sea are the Pan-fried Icelandic Red Fish served with a sweet and sour bell pepper mango salsa and crispy roasted baby potatoes and Thai-style Shrimp Salad laced with refreshing tropical flavors from ingredients like coconut, mint, cilantro and a house-made dressing featuring lemongrass, garlic, chili, lime and a plethora of spices.

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Jean Georges Chef Jean-Georges’ first signature restaurant outside of New York brings his famed French fine dining to all gourmets in Shanghai. With the completion of renovation in March 2016, Jean-Georges Shanghai now opens for guests to discover the new bar, lounge, dining room, private room and open kitchen. 4/F, 3 Zhong Shan Dong Yi Lu, by Guangdong Lu (6321 7733) Lunch, Monday – Sunday 11.30am – 2.30pm, Dinner, Mon – Sun 6–11pm, Brunch, Saturday & Sunday 11.30am – 3pm, Last Order 10.30pm www. threeonthebund.com 中山东一路 3 号 4 楼 , 近广东 路

La Creperie A charming Brittany-style crêperie. A cup of dry cider and a savory gallette make a great Sunday brunch. Try their set lunch; RMB78 gets you a main, dessert and drink. 1) 1 Taojiang Lu, by Fenyang Lu (5465 9055) Daily 10.30am-late 2) UnitD, 1/F, Réel, 1601 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Jingan Park (3253 7978) www.lacreperie.com.cn1) 桃江路 1 号 , 近汾阳路 2) 南京西路 1601 号芮欧百货 1 楼 D 座 , 近静安公园

Le vin A tiny but cozy place to get professional wine services and yummy bistro food. 936 Changle Lu, by Wulumuqi Zhong Lu (3256 1506) Mon-Sat 12-2pm, 4pm-1am (11pm last order), Sun 4.30pm-1am (11pm last order) 长乐路 936 号 , 近乌鲁木齐中路

Le Verre à vin It's difficult to stop Jeffery create new dish again and again, surprise is a always thematic! 1221-1 Changle Lu, by Wulumuqi Zhong Lu (5403 4278) 5pm-1am (11pm last order) 长乐路 1221-1 号 , 近乌鲁木齐中路

PHÉNIX eatery & bar Rooted in the philosophy of “Life is about the ingredients”, a visit to PHÉNIX is a charming invitation to reconnect with the essentials through an intuitive French cuisine inspired by the richness of seasonal natural ingredients. PHÉNIX also features an intimate yet vibrant lounge space, allowing guests to enjoy classic minimalist cocktails and an impressive wine selection with 250 labels. Level 2, 1 Changde Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu Daily 6.30am – 11pm, phenix@ thepuli.com, phenix.thepuli.com (2216 6988) 上海 璞麗酒店二楼,常德路 1 号,近延安西路

Greek Taverna 1) Thumb Plaza, Unit 41, 199 Fangdian Lu, Century Park, by Dingxiang Lu (5033 7500) Daily 8.30am until late www.greektaverna. cn 2) Villa 1, 3911 Hongmei Lu, by Yan’an Lu (6262 5011) Daily 10am until late 3) 1 Yueyang Lu, by Dongping Lu (6431 7751) Daily 10am-late 1) 芳甸路 199 号 , 大拇指广场 41 铺 , 近丁香路 2) 红 梅路 3911 号 1 号 , 近延安路 3) 岳阳路 1 号 , 近东平 路

Indian Bhoomi stores One stop destination where a wide range of Indian & Pakistani food products are served. 266 Yaohong Lu, by Hongsong Dong Lu, Minhang district, (2428 3400) Mon-Sat 9.30am9.30pm, Sunday 2-7pm 闵行区姚虹路 266 号 , 近红

For something more classic, the Pepper Braised Beef Cheek – slow-cooked in a port wine sauce until it’s fork tender – warms up your heart and belly on a chilly winter’s night. For something sweet to end the meal, the new Chocolate Terrine offers another option for fans of blue frog’s famous Chocolate Brownie. The chocolate mousse with intense chocolate flavor and light texture is paired with a dose of orange liqueur for a flavorful punch. Of course, blue frog’s signature old favorites like their namesake Fried Chicken, Beef Lasagna and the Mile High will all be offered as well for their loyal followers in addition to their seasonal additions. Check out these dishes at one of their outlets. > www.bluefrog.com.cn, WeChat ID: bluefrogchina

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Bollywood Indian Restaurant is a fine dining restaurant comprising of three stories. Authentic Indian food hailing from the north-west provinces are provided here as well as live Indian dance & live screening of cricket matches. 10.30am11.30pm. Cards accepted. 326 Hongfeng Lu, by Biyun Lu (3872 6176) 红枫路 326 号 , 近碧云路 Kebabs On the Grille Indian eatery specializing in grilled fare and situated in the picturesque environs of the Cool Docks. 1) The Cool Docks, 505 Zhongshan Nan Lu, by Fuxing Dong Lu (6152 6567) Daily 11am-10.30pm kebabsonthegrille@ gmail.com www.kebabsonthegrille.com/ 2) Unit103, 227 Huangpi Bei Lu, inside Peoples Square (3315 0132) Daily 11am-10pm kebabsonthegrille@gmail.com www.kebabsonthegrille. com 3) Unit A4 Green Sports Center, 633 Biyun Lu, by Yunshan Lu (5030 2005) Daily 11am10pm kebabsonthegrill@gmail.com www. kebabsonthegrille.com 1) 中山南路 505 号 , 近复兴 东路 2) 黄陂北路 227 号 103 室 , 人民广场中区广场内 3) 碧云路 633 号碧云体育休闲中心 A4, 近云山路

Masala Indian cuisine at reasonable prices served in a warm, hospitable atmosphere. 8 Jinan Lu, by Taicang Lu (6384 6838) Daily 11.30am-2pm; 5.3010.30pm 济南路 8 号 , 近太仓路 Tandoor Shanghai’s first, and arguably one of the best, Indian eateries features dance performances, first-class service,great classic curries and tasty tandoori meats. Jin Jiang Hotel, 59 Maoming www.thatsmags.com | December 2016 | 101


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Nan Lu, by Changle Lu (6472 5494, 6258 2582) Daily 11.30am-2pm; 5.30- 10.30pm www. tandoorchina.cn 茂名南路 59 号锦江饭店 , 近长乐路 Vedas A consistent winner of Readers Choice Awards, Vedas offers countless classic Indian dishes and a classy environment. 3/F, 83 Changshu Lu, by Julu Lu (6445 8100) Daily 11.30am2pm; 6-10.30pm info@vedascuisine.com www. vedascuisine.com 常熟路 83 号 3 楼 , 近巨鹿路

Italian Fratelli Di Cucina Using imported high quality ingredients, talented chef hailing from Italy serves traditional Italian food in a classic Italian atmosphere. Daily 11am-11pm. No.40, Lane3338 Hongmei Lu, by Hongxu (3463 3771) 虹梅路 3338 弄 40 号 , 近虹许路

Japanese Chin-Agiku Specializing in traditional Japanese charcoal grill, various seafood and daily imported top grade sashimi and sushi, Chin-Agiku is a well established international cuisine restaurant providing healthy Japanese and Thai fusion food in a luxury and contemporary dining atmosphere. LG1-83, IFC, 8 Shiji Dadao, by Lujiazui Huan Lu (3381 7878) 世纪大道 8 号国金中心 LG1-83, 近陆家 嘴环路

DOZO A transplant from Taipei that specializes in izakaya cuisine. Wheelock Plaza 2/F, 17171Nanjing Xi Lu, by Huashan Lu (3127 8558) Noon: 122.30pm; Dinner Sun-Thurs: 6pm-1.30am; Fri-Sat: 6pm-2.30am service.sh@dozoizakaya.com www. dozoizakaya.com 南京西路 1717 号 , 近华山路

making Miyabi a perfect choice to enjoy the night over a cocktail or a Japanese whisky. 37/ F, Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel, 59 Siping Lu,by Hailun Lu (2601 0088, sheraton.com/ shanghaihongkou) 5.30-10.30pm 四平路 59 号虹口 喜来登酒店 37 楼 , 近海伦路

Nadaman The chic but casual Nadaman restaurant features an extensive menu of Japanese favorites. Choose from the Teppanyaki Table, a la carte choices, bento boxes and lunch and dinner set menus all at great value. Nadaman also has three private dining rooms which can accommodate up to 12 persons for larger family or corporate gatherings. 2/F, Grand Tower Pudong Shangri-La, 33 Fucheng Lu, by Lujiazui Huan Lu (2828 6888) Lunch 11.30am-2.30pm Dinner 5.3010pm daily 富城路 33 号浦东香格里拉大酒店紫金楼 2 楼 , 近陆家嘴环路

KOI KOI will light up your senses by sizzling Teppanyaki , fresh Sashimi, Sushi, BBQ and Sake. Reasonable-priced business lunch sets also available. 2/F, InterContinental Shanghai Puxi, 500 Hengfeng Lu, by Tianmu Xi Lu (5253 9999-6326, www.intercontinental.com) Mon-Fri 11.30am2.30pm; 5.30-10pm 上海浦西洲际酒店 2 楼 , 恒丰路 500 号 , 近天目西路

Roosevelt Ichiban Modern Izakaya offers contemporary Japanese cuisines and a variety of Japanese drinks. With unique Art & Jazz music at Whiskey Lounge, it provides a Ginza Style indoor & outdoor dining experience. Free wi-fi,Valet parking.6pm-2am. 1/F, The House of Roosevelt, 27 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Beijing Dong Lu (2322 0800) info@27bund.com, www.27bund. com 中山东一路(外滩)27 号罗斯福公馆 1 楼 , 近北 京东路

[ 瑠 RYU] Designed by HK designer Alan Chan and the father of Japanese Light God Mr.Kawamura, RYU, meaning jewels, is located on the Bund 5 which presents a unique type of Cuisine du Japon - a sumptuous infusion of Japanese and French cuisine. Monday to Sunday lunch set from RMB98. 3/F, 5 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Guangdong Lu (6333 7633) 中山东一路 5 号 外滩 5 号 3 楼 , 近广东路

TSUBASA A fusion of traditional & modern offerings featuring a TeppanyakiIsland and a sake bar matched with creative sushi rolls and traditional Japanese food like sashimi, udon noodles, tempura, grilled fish and an array of set menus. 2/F, Pullman Shanghai South, 1 Pubei Lu, by Liuzhou Lu (2426 8888) 浦北路 1 号上海中星铂 尔曼大酒店 2 楼,近柳州路

Sakitori Japanese Restaurant The newly renovated Japanese restaurant with four private dining rooms is where guests get to indulge themselves in authentic Japanese cuisine complemented with a variety of sake. Chef Hideki Kamata with over 22 years of culinary experience is well versed in traditional Kaiseki cuisine, Teppanyaki and Sushi. 2/F, JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai Changfeng Park, 158 Daduhe Lu, by Guangfu Xi Lu (2215 6250) 上 海新发展亚太 JW 万豪酒店 2 楼,大渡河路 158 号 , 近光复西路

Ooedo Japanese Restaurant Serving authentic and high quality Japanese cuisine on an extensive menu since opened in 1995, they’ve introduced consultant Mr. Yoshida-san from Hyogo for traditional Japanese cooking. Daily lunch:11.30am-2pm(last order 1.30pm), dinner:5.30pm-10pm(last order 9.30pm). 1)Room 104E,Lujiazui Investment Tower, 366 Pudian Lu, by Dongfang Lu (6841 6377) 2)L3-E03, 150 Hubin Lu,by Ji'nan Lu 1) 浦电路 366 号 , 近东方路 2 ) 湖滨 Gintei Teppanyaki Sushi Restaurant Gintei has been serving traditional and authentic Japanese dishes with seasonal ingredients prepared in unique, simple, and attentive ways since 2002. Come and enjoy the finest sashimi, sushi and teppanyaki in town and we hope to serve you the best. 75 Nanhui Lu,by Beijing Xi Lu (6218 1932) Mon-Sat 11.30am-2pm;5.30pm-10pm 南汇路 75 号 , 近北京西路

Haiku by Hatsune A perennial Readers’ Choice Award winner. This wildly popular restaurant is best known for it’s Cali-style sushi. 28B Taojiang Lu, by Hengshan Lu (6445 0021) Sun-Thu 11.30am-2pm, 5.30pm-10pm; Fri-Sat 11.30am2pm; 5.30-11pm Wifi available, RMB250/person via Sherpas delivery. info@haikushanghai.com www.haikushanghai.com 桃江路 28 号乙 , 近衡山路

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TSUBASA Japanese Restaurant A fusion of traditional & modern Japanese cuisine featuring a teppanyaki island and a sake bar with creative sushi, sashimi and an array of set menus. 2/F, Pullman Shanghai South, 1 Pubei Lu, by Liuzhou Lu (2426 8888) Lunch 11.30am - 2pm; Dinner 5:30pm – 9:30pm 浦北路 1 号,上海中星铂尔曼大酒 店 2 楼,近柳州路

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Latin American Latina Latina pulls out all the stops with their endless portions of gaucho-style grilled meats. It’s easily one of the best Brazilian churrascarias in town. 1) 2/F, La Villa, 165 Lujiazui Huan Lu, by Lujiazui Dong Lu (3383 0577) 11am-11.30pm 2) 166 Grand Gateway, 1 Hongqiao Lu, by Zhaojiabang Lu (6447 2260) Mon-Fri 11am-11pm; Sat-Sun 11-12am 3) 1/F, 633 Biyun Lu, by Lan’an Lu (5030 6672) 11am-11.45pm 4) B1-B2, 2002 Shiji Da Dao, by Yingchun Lu (6854 5484) 11am9pm 5) 2/F, 88 Tongren Lu, by Nanjing Xi Lu (6320 3566/ 6326 0905) 6) 1E09, 1239 Zuchongzhi Lu, by Jinke Lu (5877 0182) 7) Block C, 1128 Wanghai Lu, Nanshan District, Shenzhen (075526677679) 8) Unit201, 19 Dongfang Dong Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing (010-8531 5287) 1) 陆 家嘴店 : 陆家嘴环路 165 号 2 楼 2) 虹桥路 1 号港汇 恒隆广场内街 166 号 3) 碧云路 633 号碧云体育休闲 中心 1 层 A5 4) 世纪大道 2002 号亚太盛汇购物广场 B1-B2 5) 铜仁路 88 号 2 楼 , 近南京西路 6) 祖冲之 路 1239 弄长泰广场 1E09 , 近金科路 7) 深圳市南山 区蛇口望海路 1128 号海上世界 C 区 8) 北京朝阳区东 方东路 19 号亮马桥外交办公大楼官舍 201 商铺

Cantina Agave Voted “Best New Restaurant” and “Restaurant of the Year” in our 2009 Readers’ Choice Awards for their great tacos and bar full of artisan tequilas. Suite01, A2-2, 291Fumin Lu, by Changle Lu (6170 1310) Daily 11-11pm www.cantineagave.com 富民路 291 号 01 套房 A2-2, 近长乐路

Chala Tapas & Bar Bringing a taste of South and central America, Chala combines excitement of Latin American cuisine with a modern and urban flavor. Join for tapas complimented by traditional Pisco cocktails. 4B, 1/F, 291 Fumin Lu, by Changle Lu (6076 1925, Annwang@chalatapasbar.com) 富 民路 291 号 1 楼 4B, 近长乐路

Unico by Mauro Colagreco The largest tapas lounge in Asia is reflecting the trendiest part of Latin contemporary culture with unique cocktail creations, stunning interior design, special music compilations, and exquisite selections of tapas by Chef Mauro Colagreco. Located at Three on the Bund, the prestigious address in Shanghai, UNICO is committed to enlarge the Latin culture, while inviting people to feel and share passions within the space. Here, discover a new experience in Shanghai nightlife, where food and feelings naturally merged. 2/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Guangdong Lu (5308 5399) Mon-Fri 6pm-2am; Sat-Sun 6pm-late. www.unico.cn.com 中山东一路 3 号外滩三号 2 楼 , 近广东路

Mexican & Tex-Mex Maya Voted “Best Latin American Cuisine” in our 2009 & 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards, Maya was arguably the first restaurant in Shanghai to start doing Mexican right. Grand Plaza Club House 2/F, 568 Julu Lu, bu Shanxi Nan Lu (6289 6889) Daily 5pm-12am; kitchen closes 10.30pm (Sun 9.30pm); bar food until 11pm 巨鹿路 568 号 , 近陕西南路

Middle Eastern 1001 Nights Here, some of the city’s best Middle Eastern cuisine is served in a fun, festive atmosphere. Come for the kebabs, stay for the belly dancers. 4 Hengshan Lu, by Wulumuqi Nan Lu (6473 1178, 6473 8289) Daily 11-2am 衡山路 4 号 , 近乌鲁木齐南路

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Habibi Shisha Bar & Cafe New opened on Yongkang Lu, the restaurant provides authentic Middle Easten food in a nice and relaxing environment. 131 Yongkang Lu, by Xiangyang Nan Lu (6472 0210) 永康路 131 号 , 近襄阳南路 Id Kah Muslim Restaurant Specializing in authentic muslim cuisine, the restaurant sees beef and lamb flown in daily from the prairie of Inner Mongolia to ensure the freshness. Opening 24 hours a day. 665 Changping Lu, by Changde Lu (6299 7887) 昌平路 665 号 , 近常德路

HE Japanese Restaurant The Tokyo-native head chef introduces authentic Japanese cuisine using only jet-fresh imported ingredients, with sophisticated cooking methods and timehonored craftsmanship. Daily 5.30-10.30pm. RMB1088/1538/1888. 5/F, Wanda Reign on the Bund, 538 Zhong Shan Dong Er Lu, by Longtan Lu (5368 8882) 中山东二路 538 号 , 近龙潭路 Miyabi Japanese Restaurant & Sky Bar Nested on the 37th floor boasting a stunning night view of the Bund and Lujiazui area, Miyabi Japanese restaurant sees open teppanyaki stations and exquisite Japanese cuisines in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. A guest DJ plays live lounge music every night from Tuesday to Saturday,

Marja at Three on the Bund puts a gourmet spin on traditional Korean barbecue. Expect highquality grilled meat, seafood and vegetables served in a beautiful space crafted by Neri & HU. 2/F, 3 Zhong Shan Dong Yi Lu, by Guangdong Lu (6321 6622) 6-10.30pm (last order) www. threeonthebund.com 中山东一路 3 号 2 楼 , 近广东

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CHI-Q This Korean restaurant concept developed by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and his wife

Blue Marlin Bar & Restaurant Blue Marlin Bar & Restaurant offers an exceptional environment for all with live music at night, great food and drinks, and an ambiance making you want to come back again and again. The food is a global cuisine with great flavors from all over the world. 1) No.689 Lantian Rd. Green City Jinqiao Pudong10.30–2am

www.bluemarlin.cn 2)No.17/199 Fangdian Rd.Thumb Plaza Pudong (6886 7376) Daily 10.30–2am 1) 浦东金桥碧云国际社区蓝天路 689 号 2) 浦东新区芳甸路 199 弄 17 号大拇指广场

Café LIANG & mezzanine The two-level CAFE LIANG & mezzanine treats diners with multiple dining options and cuisines. The buffet style concept on the first level features a “tick box” menu card for main courses integrated with buffet for appetizers and desserts, while the mezzanine level serves contemporary Japanese-inspired cuisine. Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai, 1218 Yan'an Zhong Lu, by Tong Ren Road (2203 8889, www.jinganshangdining.com) 静安香格里拉大酒 店,延安中路 1218 号,近铜仁路

Flame Signature steaks and seafood are meticulously grilled over imported charcoal. This unique cooking methodology, combined with premier ingredients and fusion recipes gives Flame’s cuisine a unique flavor unmatched anywhere in downtown Shanghai. N2-20, 2/ F, Jing’an Kerry Center, 1515 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Changde Lu (5285 6269) www.flamegrill.com.cn 南京西路 1515 号静安嘉里中心 2 楼 N2-20,近常德 路

Ginger by the Park The latest branch of Ginger continues to offer a mix of international dishes in a vintage three-storey building. With a bistro on the first floor and al fresco terrace on the second, guests get to enjoy the picturesque view of the well manicured park from cozy dining rooms. 91 Xingguo Lu, by Hunan Lu Mon-Sat: 8am-11pm; Sun: 8am-10pm. (3406 0599, info@gingerfoods. com, www.gingerfoods.com ) 兴国路 91 号 , 近湖南 路

Green Kitchen Using the freshest seasonal food and vegetables coming directly from its organic farm, Green Kitchen provides a homey atmosphere in the most authentic taste. 6 Dongping Lu, by Hengshan Lu (5465 9135) Mon-Fri 5:3011pm, Sat-Sun 11am-4pm, 5:30-11pm) 东平路 6 号 , 近衡山路

Greyhound Café was the first fashion café in Bangkok offering the fashion, service and food concept - 'Thai with a twist' as a casual dining experience. With various outlets between Hong Kong, Beijing and now Shanghai - Greyhound Café is the modern take on fusion cuisine. 11ammidnight. 503, IAPM, 999 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Shaanxi Nan Lu (5466 6105, www.greyhoundcafe. com.hk) 淮海中路 999 号 IAPM mall 503 商铺 , 近陕 西南路

Morton’s Steak and Seafood Grille The world’s first Oyster Bar and Seafood Grille by Morton's focuses on presenting the city’s finest seafood dining experience with premium seafood flown in fresh daily. L4-403, iapm Mall, 999 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Shaanxi Nan Lu (6067 7888) 淮海中路 999 号 iapm 环贸广场 , 近陕西南路

MO'S Restaurant Lounge Bar Located in the heart of former French Concession, newly opened MO’S Restaurant Lounge Bar Shanghai specializes in modern Chinese and Western food in a onestop designed restaurant which includes a lounge, restaurant and a bar. 1 Yueyang Lu, by Fenyang Lu Daily lunch 11am-2pm/Sat-Sun brunch 11am4pm. Dinner 5-10pm (Sat-Sun till 11pm) (5435 6018/6051 0659) 岳阳路 1 号 , 近汾阳路 Mr Willis An inviting kitchen-dining room offers straightforward homey mains and lovely starters. Served family style. Expect a small seasonal menu that is market and whim driven. 3/F, 195 Anfu Lu, by Wulumuqi Zhong Lu (5404 0200) Mon-Fri 11am-2pm 5pm-12am, Sat-Sun 11am- 12am 安福 路 195 号 3 楼 , 近乌鲁木齐中路

Pudong City Bistro An all-day-dining restaurant featuring interactive show kitchens and live cooking stations for breakfast, lunch, dinner buffet, complimented by an extensive a la carte menu. 15 Jinqiao Lu, by Zuijiao Lu (6036 8855) 金 桥路 15 号 , 近嘴角路

Shook! Restaurant & Rooftop Terrace Matthew Ona serves up creative international cuisine with beautiful views and the biggest Terrace on the Bund. 5-6/F, The Swatch Art Peace Hotel (Bund 19), 23 Nanjing Dong Lu, by Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (2329 8522) Daily 11.30am-2.30pm; 6-11pm www.shookrestaurantshanghai.com 南京东路 23 号上海斯沃琪和平饭店艺术中心 5-6 楼,近中山东一 路

Sasha’s Steeped in history, this hugely popular bar is located in a 1920’s mansion that formerly housed the famous Soong sisters and boasts one of Shanghai’s largest and favorite alfresco terraces. Huge beer list, diverse food offering and 24 wines by the glass. 11 Dongping Lu, by Hengshan Lu daily 11am – 2am (6474 6628) 东平路 11 号,近衡 山路

naked Bite - Special promotion: RMB88 healthy set lunch. naked Bite is an extension of the naked lifestyle, sharing happiness over good food, spending quality time with family and good friends. The set lunch includes a daily starter, soupy, big bite and daily dessert, giving you the pick-me-up you need to finish your day. It is also a great space to experience our vibrant green wall


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and rare collectibles imported from South Africa. 1F, 297 Wuyuan Lu, by Wukang Lu (3356 6007) lunch: 11am-2.30pm, afternoon tea: 2.30-5.30pm, dinner: 5.30-10pm, www.nakedretreats.cn/nakedbite/ 五原路 297 号 1 楼,近武康路 T Modern Chinese Tea Cuisine As the first Chinese restaurant that sees various teas mixed into dishes, T Modern Chinese restaurant creates a serious of tea menus using natual tea ingredients and seasonal food materials, providing a light and pleasant tea-in-food experience and healthy dining concepts to all. RMB365 speical menu for two. Rm401, Hongkong Plaza, 282 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Huangpi Nan Lu (15900629276) www. kervanchina.com 淮海中路 282 号香港广场北座 401 室 , 近黄陂南路

Table No. 1 by Jason Atherton Former Gordon Ramsay lieutenant and chef of the Michelin starstudded Maze restaurant set up his own venture in the first floor of the Waterhouse Hotel. Expect creative, excellent Euro-style cuisine with local sensibility. A stellar experience. 1-3 Maojiayuan Lu, by Zhongshan Nan Lu (6080 2918) Daily, 11am2.30pm, 5pm-10.30pm www.tableno-1.com/ 毛 家园路 1-3 号 , 近中山南路

Thought For Food is the flagship restaurant inside The Living Room by Octave, open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch serving tasting menus, sharing plates and quick meals that all feature responsibly and honestly sourced ingredients.Vegetables are sourced from certified organic farms and their own rooftop garden - fully traceable to ensure safety and quality to the table. The poultry, pork and seafood are carefully selected from free range sources that are certified and traceable.Daily 7am10pm;Sunday brunch 11am-3pm. Former French Concession>357 Jianguo Xi Lu, by Taiyuan Lu (3338 4660) thoughtforfood@livingoctave.com. www.livingoctave.com 建国西路 357 号 , 近太原路

Plaza, 1699 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Huashan Lu (3214 0024) Daily 12-10.30pm 4) Rm150, 1118 Pudong Nan Lu, by Zhangyang Lu (3868 2738) Daily 12-10pm 5) L116, Kerry Parkside, 1378 Huamu Lu, by Fangdian Lu (2022 2198) Daily 1210pm 6) Rm106, warehouse4, 653 Waima Lu, by Wangjia Matou Lu (3376 8308) Daily 12-9.30pm 7) Rm108, 59 Shuicheng Nan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (5239 7368) Daily 12-9.30pm 8) 8) Rm104, Building6, 569 Yunle Lu, by Jingfeng Lu (3490 5177) 1) 红枫路 336 号 , 近碧云路 2) 泰康路 248 弄 23-4 号 , 近思南路 3) 南京西路 1699 号,近华山路 4) 浦东南路 1118 号 150 室 , 近张杨路 5) 花木路 1378 号浦东嘉里城 L116 店 , 近芳甸路 , 6) 外马路 653 号 4 库 106 室 , 近王家码头路 7) 水城南路 59 号 108 室 , 近延安西路 8) 运乐路 569 弄 6 号 104, 近金丰路

PizzaExpress 1) 380 Huangpi Nan Lu, by Xingye Lu (5383 3999) Sun-Thurs: 11.30am-11pm; Fri & Sat: 11am-11pm info@pizzamarzano.cn www.pizzamarzano.cn 2) Suite 107, Shanghai Center,1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Xikang Lu (6289 8733) Daily 11am-11pm info@pizzamarzano. cn 3) No.1, Unit 111, 570 Yong Jia Lu, by Yue Yang Lu (6467 8898) Sun-Thurs: 12-11pm; Fri&Sat: 11am-11pm info@pizzamarzano.cn 4) 507B/C, 5/F Grand Gateway, 1 Hongqiao Lu, by Huashan Lu (6447 8880) Daily 10am-10pm info@ pizzamarzano.cn 5) Unit 403, 4/F, K11 Art Mall, 300 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Huangpi Nan Lu 1) 黄陂 南路 380 号 , 近兴业路 2) 南京西路 1376 号上海商城 西峰 107 号 , 近西康路 3) 永嘉路 570 号 111 单元 1 号楼 , 近岳阳路 4) 虹桥路 1 号港汇广场 5 层 507B/C, 近华山路 5)淮海中路 300 号 K11 购物艺术中心 403 号铺 , 近黄陂南路

Steakhouses Char Grill Located inside of the Hotel Indigo, this beautiful steakhouse serves up a lovely view and lots of haute meat. 29-31/F, Hotel Indigo, 585 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, by Dongmen Lu (3302 9995) Daily, Dining Room, 6-10.30pm Bar, 6pmlate www.char-thebund.com 中山东二路 585 号 29-31 楼 , 近东门路

JW’s California Grill Located on the 40th floor above Shanghai's stunning skyline, the relaxed and classy setting offers refined lifestyle dining with seasonal, market fresh cuisine using premium products cooked to perfection. Discover sophisticated chef-crafted cuisine in the main area or enjoy exclusivity in the private room among friends or business partners. 40/F, JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai Tomorrow Square, 399 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Huangpi Nan Lu (5359 4969, www. jwmarriottshanghai.com) 上海明天广场 JW 万豪酒 店 40 楼,南京西路 399 号,近黄陂北路

The Spot Bar & Restaurant Since opened in Sep 2006, the Spot Bar and Restaurant has been home of many expats away from home. The menu introduces delicious food items as well as the Spot’s signature dishes at reasonable prices. With a warm ambiance, it’s an exciting place where you get to meet friendly people. 255 Tongren Lu, by Nanjing Lu (www.thespot.com.cn)t 铜仁路 255 号, 近南京路

Yi Café Guests entering Yi Café may ask themselves ‘where do I start’ – can we suggest you stroll through the 12 live food stations, Chinese, Malaysia, Indian, Japanese, Thai, seafood, vegetarian, western, Middle Eastern, Salad bar, juice station and dessert counter. Once you view the variety on display you will know where to start. 2/F, Grand Tower Pudong Shangri-La, 33 Fucheng Lu, by Lujiazui Huan Lu (2828 6888) Lunch 11.30am -2.30pm Mon to Fri, Brunch 12 3pm Sat & Sun, Dinner 5.30 - 10pm daily 富城路 33 号浦东香格里拉大酒店紫金楼 2 楼 , 近陆家嘴环路

Nepalese Nepali Kitchen Still the friendliest service this side of Kathmandu. Enjoy authentic food delivered with the necessary spicy punch in a pleasant atmosphere. 4 Lane 819 Julu Lu, by Fumin Lu (5404 6281) Mon 6-11pm, Tues-Sun 11am-2pm, 6-11pm 巨鹿路 819 弄 4 号 , 近富民路

Pizza California Pizza Kitchen Straight from America’s shopping mall to Shangers. This chain-restaurant has all the classic pizza, pasta and salad favorites, plus some more Asian oriented offerings. 1) 2/F, Bldg. 3, Lane 507, Sinan Mansions, Fuxing Zhong Lu, by Sinan Lu (5465 4800) Daily 11am-11pm www.cpk.com.cn/home_en.html 2) Rm. L231, 2/ F, Kerry Parkside, 1378 Huamu Lu, by Fangdian Lu (5036 1177) Daily 10am-10pm cpkchina@hotmail. com 1) 复兴中路 507 弄思南公馆 3 号 2 楼 , 近思南路 2) 花木路 1378 号浦东嘉里城 2 楼 L231 室 , 近芳甸路

New York Style Pizza 1) 336 Hongfeng Lu, by Biyun Lu (3872 6606) Daily 12-10.30pm 2) No.23-4, Lane 248 Taikang Lu, by Sinan Lu (5466 0969) Daily 12-10.30pm 3) B/F, Email Fashion

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Manhattan Steakhouse The Manhattan Steakhouse offers classic upscale dining in a nostalgic and elegant ambiance. Signature primeaged steak are presented in an artistic flair while a bold selection of wines are served from a vast inhouse wine cellar. 2/F, Shanghai Marriott Hotel Hongqiao, 2270 Hongqiao Lu, by Jianhe Lu (6010 6000) 5.30-10.30pm www.marriotthongqiao. com 虹桥路 2270 号 2 楼,近剑河路 Morton’s the Steakhouse The first Morton’s in Chinese mainland specializes in classic, hearty American cuisine including the grain-fed prime aged Australian beef, fresh seafood and spectacular desserts served in generous portions. 1) 4/F, IFC Mall, 8 Shiji Dadao, by Lujiazui Huan Lu (6075 8888) Sun-Thurs 11.30am-10pm; Fri-Sat 11.30am-11pm www.mortons.com/shanghai 1) 世 纪大道 8 号 , 国金中心 IFC 商场 4 楼 , 近陆家嘴环路

Ruth’s Chris Steak House Located in a restored historic building on Shanghai’s famous Bund waterfront, the fine dining steakhouse hailing from the New Orleans presents the finest customaged Australian Wagyu beef which is served “sizzling” hot. Further complemented by friendly services and an inviting atmosphere, it’s a perfect location for business dinners and family gatherings. 4/F, Five on the Bund, 20 Guangdong Lu, by Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (6071 4567) 外滩 5

More Than Eat A Dozen Fresh Oysters In case you’ve been living under the sea for the last few years, oysters have exploded in popularity around Shanghai. These days you’ll find freshly shucked bivalves just about everywhere, from low-key bars to fancy hotels and everything in between. More than Eat, a newly opened food hall and eatery by the folks who brought us the popular Lost Heaven restaurants, is definitely riding this wave. Last month, they had the honor of hosting the delegation from the city of Victoria, Canada, on the Shanghai leg of their China tour to promote the natural seafood of their fair hometown. Celebrating the launch of imported Fanny Bay oysters to China, the luncheon hosted representatives from some of China’s biggest produce retailers, including Taobao, City Super, JiaRui Fine Foods, BC Trade and Invest and Yi Hao Dian, alongside the mayor of Victoria, Lisa Phelps. Guests were treated to a meal jam-packed with fresh seafood delights, including smoked salmon, shrimps and, of course, Fanny Bay oysters. So just what’s special about these Canadian bivalves? Grown on the beaches of the Pacific Ocean, Fanny Bay oysters are loved for showcasing the unique mineral flavor of their breeding ground, the Baynes Sound. They also have a firmer texture thanks to being tossed around on the rocky beaches of Fanny Bay. In other words, delicious.

号 4 楼 , 广东路 20 号 , 近中山东一路

The 1515 WEST, Chophouse & Bar In The 1515 WEST CHOPHOUSE & BAR, an appetite for premium Australian beef, American-sized desserts, signature drinks and a classic bar awaits you. Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai, 1218 Yan'an Zhong Lu, by Tong Ren Road (2203 8889, www. jinganshangdining.com) 静安香格里拉大酒店,延安 中路 1218 号,近铜仁路

Roosevelt Prime Steakhouse Thick, juicy prime steaks from a custom stone oven. All-American beef. Enjoy martins and California wines on the backlit bar. Frequented by the Shanghai elite and those with expensive tastes. 160 Taiyuan Lu, by Yongjia Lu (6433 8240) Sun-Thurs: 5-10pm; FriSat: 5-11pm rps@rooseveltsteakhouse.com www. rooseveltsteakhouse.com 太原路 160 号 , 近永嘉路 The Grill With a central grill, rotisserie and a large built-in marble displaying the freshest seafood, it is a contemporary and colorful venue for guests in search of the freshest seafood and succulent prime grade meats grilled right in front of them

> 758 Julu Lu, by Fumin Lu 巨鹿路 758号, 近富民路. Nearest Metro, Jing’an Temple, 10 mins. Open daily 11.30am-10.30pm. Local and international cards accepted. (6266 9816)

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in the open kitchen. 56/F Jin Mao Tower, Grand Hyatt Shanghai, 88 Shiji Dadao, by Dongtai Lu (5047 1234) Lunch: Daily 11.30am-2.30pm; Dinner: Daily 5.30-10.30pm 世纪大道 88 号金茂君 悦大酒店 56 楼 , 近东泰路

The MEAT The Kerry Hotel’s meat mecca, make sure you take a peek into their meat locker to see your dinner up close and personal. 1388 Huamu Lu, by Fangdian Lu (6169 8888) 5.30-10pm 花木路 1388 号 , 近芳甸路

Speciality Food Shops Amphora As a chain of specialty stores that brings healthy food from Greece and the Mediterranean world, the Amphora stands for the “Best from Greece” and provides authentic, premium and healthy products to customers in China. 1) 409 Shanxi Bei Lu, by Beijing Xi Lu (5213 9066) 2) 434-1 Shaanxi Nan Lu, by Yongjia Lu (6431 0145) 3) 330 Madang Lu, by Xintiandi (5382 0237) 4) 7-1 Taojiang Lu, by Fenyang Lu (3460 5181) 5) 3899 Hongmei Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (6262 0519) 6) 611 Changle Lu, by Donghu Lu (3461 2161) 7) 907 Yuyuan Lu, by Jiangsu Lu (3256 9610) 8) 230 Danshui Lu, by Zizhong Lu (3330 1509) 9) 151&148a, B1, Himalaya Center, Fangdian Lu, by Meihua Lu 1) 陕西北路 409 号,近北京西路 2) 陕西 南路 434-1,近永嘉路 3) 马当路 330 号,近新天地 4) 桃江路 7-1,近汾阳路 5) 虹梅路 3899 号,近延安 西路 6) 长乐路 611 号,近东湖路 7) 愚园路 907 号, 近江苏路 8) 淡水路 230 号,近自忠路 9) 芳甸路 1088 号喜马拉雅中心 B1,近梅花路

Mon-Sun: 7pm-2am 1) 永嘉路 33 号 1-2 楼 , 近茂名

enquiry@simplythegroup.com , www.simplythaish.com) Mon-Sun: 11am-10pm 7) Level 8, S8011A, Jiu Guang Department Store, 1618 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Jingan Temple 8) Level 4, N4-11, Shanghai Kerry Centre, 1515 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Tongren Lu 9) Ciros Plaza, Level 3, 312-314 388 Nanjing Xi Lu,by Huangpi Bei Lu 10) 4/F, L4101-4105, Global Harbor, 3300 Zhongshan Bei Lu, by Jinshajiang Lu Mon-Sun 11am-10pm. 11) 6/F, Rm612, Grand Gateway Plaza66, 1 Hongqiao Lu, by Huashan Lu Mon-Sun 11am-10pm 12) 5/F, Rm503, Plaza 66, 1266 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Xikang Lu Mon-Sun 11am10pm 1) 东平路 5 号 C 座 , 近岳阳路 2) 马当路 159 号 , 近兴业路 3) 虹梅路 3338 弄老外街 28 号 , 近延安 中路 4) 蓝天路 600 号碧云休闲体育中心 A6, 近蓝桉 路 5) 世纪大道 8 号上海国金中心四层 , 近银城中路 6) 仙霞路 99 号上海尚嘉中心 3 层 312A 单元 , 近遵义路 7) 南京西路 1618 号久光百货 8 楼 S801-1A, 近静安 寺 8) 南京西路 1515 号静安嘉里中心 4 楼 N4-11 , 近 铜仁路 9) 南京西路 388 号仙乐斯广场 3 楼 312-314 0) 中山北路 3300 号环球港 4 楼 , 近金沙江路 11) 港 汇广场 6 楼 612, 虹桥路 1 号 , 近华山路 12) 南京西路 1266 号恒隆广场 5 楼 503, 近西康路

Lapis Thai 1) 285 Hunan Lu, by Gaoyou Lu (5466 3026) Daily 11.30am-2.30pm; 6-10pm 2) 3/F, No.19, Lane 199 Fangdian Lu, by Dingxiang Lu (5033 9223) Daily 11.30am- 2.30pm; 6-10pm 3) No.14, Lane 248 Taikang Lu, by Ruijin Er Lu (6473 3989) Daily 11.30am-2.30pm; 6-10pm 4) L109, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Xikang Lu (5252 0082) Daily 11.00am-Late 1) 湖南路 285 号 , 近高邮路 2) 芳甸路 199 弄 19 号 3 楼 , 大拇指广场 , 近丁香路 3) 泰康路 248 弄 14 号 , 近瑞金二路 4) 南京西路 1376 号 109 室 , 近西康路

Bhoomi stores Bhoomi store One stop destination where a wide range of Philippines food products are served. 266 Yaohong Lu,by Hongsong Dong Lu (021-2428 3400) Mon-Sat 9.30am-9.30pm, Sunday 2-7pm 闵行区姚虹路 266

南路 2) 新乐路 86 号 , 近襄阳北路 3) 黄陂北路 251 号 , 近江阴路

Cotton’s A charming bar with Jazz played in the garden, you can “smell” relaxed ambiance in the air. 1) 132 Anting Lu, by Jianguo Xi Lu (6433 7995) Mon-Fri: 4pm-2am; Sat-Sun: 11:30am-2am 2) 294 Xinhua Lu, by Panyu Lu (6282 6897) MonFri: 4pm-2am; Sat-Sun: 11:30am-2am 1) 安亭路 132 号 , 近建国西路 2) 新华路 294 号 , 近番禺路

De Refter A cozy Belgian style Brasserie boasting more than 50 Belgian beers, De Refter offers an intimate, friendly and relaxed atmosphere mixed with a classy crowd equaling the perfect spot for enjoying the evening with friends, colleagues or a good book. 181 Jinxian Lu, by Maoming Nan Lu (3230 2595) www.derefter.com 进贤路 181 号 , 近 茂名南路

Pho Real Some of Shanghai’s finest pho and Bánh mì, with high-quality ingredients and a young, hip environment. 1) 166 Fumin Lu, by Changle Lu (5403 8110) Mon-Fri: 11am -2 pm, 5.30pm -10pm; weekends: 11am -10pm 2) 1465 Fuxing Zhong Lu by Huaihai Zhong Lu (6437 2222) Mon-Fri: 11am -2 pm, 5.30pm -10pm; weekends: 11am -10pm 3) Kerry Centre Store, Kerry Centre SB1-12, 1515 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Changde Lu (6299 1827) Daily 11am-10pm 4) 1-L206, The Place, 100 Zunyi Lu, by Tianshan Lu 11am-10pm (5291 0907) www.phorealgroup.cn 5) Hongkong Plaza. S2-11 Hongkong Plaza, 283 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Huangpi Nan Lu (6313 8927) 11am-10pm 1) 富民 路 166 号 , 近长乐路 2) 复兴中路 1465 号 , 近淮海中路 3) 南京西路 1515 号嘉里中心 SB1-12, 近常德路 4) 虹 桥南丰城南区 1 期 -L206, 遵义路 100 号 , 近天山路 5) 淮海中路 283 号,香港广场南座 2-11 室 , 近黄陂南路

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City Super Shanghai Offers a one-stop shopping for both groceries and prepared foods from around the world. LG 2, Shanghai IFC Mall, 8 Shiji Dadao, by Lujiazui Huan Lu (5012 0998) Daily: 10am-10pm www.citysuper.com. 世纪大道 8 号国

Bars

Avenue Joffre BAR Started by cocktail master Munenori Harada, formerly of el Coctel, this 1920’s Shanghai-style bar mixes high-quality cocktails in a relaxed and refined environment. Specializes in gin with over 20 types from all over the world. Daily 7pm-3am 1/F,Unit 5, 570 Yongjia Lu, by Yueyang Lu (6029 9725) 永嘉路 570 号 5 号

金中心商场地下 2 楼 , 近陆家嘴环路

Green & Safe With an organic farm in Kunshan, this organic store provides daily delivered vegetables and a variety of local and imported organic goods, such as organic extra virgin olive oil, white and red balsamic vinegar, organic pasta, muesli and more. 1) 6 Dongping Lu, by Hengshan Lu 5465 1288, 1/F: 8am-10pm; 2/F: 6.30pm-12am 2) 2) 4/F, 1438 Hongqiao Lu, by Hongbaoshi Lu 10am–9.30pm 3) 4/F, 1601 Nanjing Xi Lu (6258 8777) 1) 东平路 6 号 , 近衡山路 2) 虹桥路 1438 号 4 楼 , 近红宝石路 3) 南京西路 1601 号 4 楼 B 区

Feidan 1) 153 Anfu Lu, by Wulumuqi Lu (5403 6991) Daily 8am-10pm. 2) 283 Jianguo Xi Lu, by Jiashan Lu (6473 3194) Daily 9am-10pm. 3) 332 Jinyan Lu, inside Shanghai Lujiazui Center Palace (5059 3723) Daily 9.30am–10pm. 4) 382-1 Dagu Lu, by Chengdu Bei Lu (6340 0547) Daily 9.30am10pm 1) 安福路 153 号 , 近乌鲁木齐路 2) 建国西路 283 号 , 近嘉善路 3) 锦延路 332 号 , 陆家嘴中央公寓 4) 大沽路 382-1 号 , 近成都北路

FIELDS China A premier online grocery store based in Shanghai who provides healthy and safe options for all your grocery needs, including vegetables, fruits, meat & poultry, fish & seafood, dairies, bakeries and personal care products. Seasonal produce and ready-to-serve dishes are also available. With same day delivery on orders in Shanghai, FIELDS makes it convenient and affordable for you to have healthy and safe organic, imported food items in China. 400-0210339, www.fieldschina.com, cs@fieldschina.com. Mahota Kitchen The farm-to-city store carries fresh traceable farm produce from Mahota Farm in Chongming island to be brought home or be enjoyed in the hot pot restaurant. Taste the difference in quality as the produce are harvested and delivered to the store within 24 hours. 1) 10-1F, M-Town, 1580 Kaixuan Lu, by Huaihai Xi Lu (5267 9988) 2) B1-101/102, 660 Dapu Lu, by Longhua Dong Lu (5318 8111, www.themahota. com ) 1) 凯旋路 1580 号新淮海坊 , 近淮海西路 2) 打 浦路 660 号 B1-101/102, 近龙华东路

Thai Simply thai 1) 5C Dongping Lu, by Yueyang Lu (400 880 7729, 6209 6209) Sun-Thurs:11am11pm;Fri & Sat: 11am-midnight 2) 159 Madang Lu, by Xingye Lu (400 880 7729, 6209 6209) Mon-Sun: 11am-midnight 3) No.28 Laowai Jie, lane 3338 Hongmei Lu (400 880 7729, 6209 6209) Sun-Thurs: 11am-11pm; Fri & Sat: 11ammidnight 4) A6 Green Sports & Leisure Center, 600 Lantian Lu, by Lan’an Lu (400 880 7729, 6209 6209) Mon-Sun: 11am-11pm. 5) 4/F IFC, 8 Shiji Dadao, by Yincheng Zhong Lu (400 880 7729, 6209 6209) enquiry@simplythai-sh.com www.simplythai-sh.com Mon-Sun: 11am-10pm 6) Unit 312A, 3/F, L’Avenue Shanghai, 99 Xianxia Lu, by Zunyi Lu (400 880 7729, delivery: 6209 6209,

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Coconut Paradise This cozy, Modern-Thai style house offers casual dining with lots of attention to southeast Asian detail with soft light,Dark teak wood and a faint hint of incense.The spicy beef lettuce wraps sprinkled with fresh mint make a perfect starter for the shrimp Pad Thai, also have the best curry cuisine .1) 38 Fumin Lu, by Yan’an Zhong Lu (6248 1998) 2) 2/F, 378 Wukang Lu, by Hunan Lu (5424 5886) Daily 11.30am-2pm; 5.309.30pm coconutparadise38@gmail.com www. lostheaven.com.cn/main.html1) 富民路 38 号 , 近延 安中路 2) 武康路 378 号 2 楼 , 近湖南路

Thai Gallery Thai Gallery Those well-versed in Thai food will admire the authenticity of these dishes. Creative art covers the walls. 127-1 Datian Lu, by Beijing Xi Lu (6217 9797) Daily 11am-3pm; 5.30pm-12am 大田路 127-1 号 , 近北京西路 Thai Loft Express Quick, easy and well priced Thai food. If you don’t want Thai, you can also order Vietnamese. 105B, Kerry centre lobby, 1515 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Tongren Lu (159 2161 6618) Daily 11am-9.30pm 南京西路 1515 号嘉里中心大堂 105B, 近铜仁路

Urban Thai Tiny Thai restaurant with excellent steamed sea bass and authentic curries. Their Thai iced tea is the best in town. 938 Changle Lu, by Wulumuqi Lu (3250 3863) Daily 11;30am11pm urban-thai.com/ 长乐路 938 号,近乌鲁木齐 路

vietnamese PHOCO Set in a pretty lane house, the enormous outdoor courtyard is the spot’s most attractive attribute, which is graced with bamboo gardens and features mainly Vietnamese dishes and western fusion cuisine including steaks and pasta. No.1, Lane 920 Changle Lu, by Wulumuqi Lu (5289 6275) 长乐路 920 弄 1 号 , 近乌鲁木齐路 Pho Season With 20-years experience in SouthEast Asian cooking, theirFrench-born-South Asian chef has all the South-East Asianspecialties– Vietnamese ‘Pho’, Cambodian ‘Loc Lac’ and Thai ‘Pad Thai’. 427 Dagu Lu, by Chengdu Bei Lu (6327 3778) Daily 11am-11pm 大沽路 427 号 , 近成都北路 Pho Store Owned by an Australian Vietnamese, the Pho Store offers Vietnamese street-flavor phos in a cozy and trendy environment. 118 Xikang Lu, by Nanyang Lu daily 11am-10pm (6215 5534) 西 康路 118 号 , 近南阳路

Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge Stand by the lake inside People’s Park, the three-story Barbarossa restaurant and lounge offers an array of fine food, cocktails, shisha, tapas and live entertainment in an exotic ambience. 231 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Huangpi Bei Lu (6318 0220) Restaurant: 11am-11pm; Bar: 5pm-2am. www.Barbarossa. com.cn 南京西路 231 号 , 近黄陂北路 Bin 74 A slick, cozy, glass-encased wine bar+shop in the heart of the French Concession. 74 Fuxing Xi Lu, by Yongfu Lu (6431 0258) Daily 2pm-1am www.cosmogroup.cn 复兴西路 74 号 , 近永福路 Big bamboo 1)132 Nanyang Lu, by Xikang Lu (6256 2265) 2) No.20 LaoWai Entertainment Street Lane 3338 Hongmei Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (6405 8720) 3) 381 Hongfeng Lu, by Mingyue Lu (5030 1779) 1) 南阳路 132 号 , 近西康路 2) 虹梅路

elevens 888-8 Changping Lu, by Jiaozhou Lu (13585784784) 昌平路 888-8 号 , 近胶州路 El Cóctel From virtuoso Spanish chef Willy Trullas Moreno comes this super swank cocktail lounge. Expect specialty drinks mixed with surgical precision. Reservations recommended. 2/F, 47Yongfu Lu, by Fuxing Xi Lu (6433 6511) Daily 5pm-3am www.elwilly.com.cn 永福路 47 号 2 楼 , 近复兴西路

EPIC A fine and cozy craft cocktail bar located at former French Concession. 7pm-2am (5411 1189) 高邮路 17 号 , 近复兴西路 142 号 , 近南京西路

POP Bar influenced by the playfulness, art deco highlights and tropical vibe of cosmopolitan Miami, is a fun and elegant rooftop lounge to enjoy afternoons and nights in good company and funky music. Opening Sunday to Friday from 2:00pm till late; Saturday from 1:00pm till late. 7/ F, 3 Zhong Shan Dong Yi Lu, by Guangdong Lu (6321 0909) www.threeonthebund.com 中山东一 路 3 号 7 楼 , 近广东路

La Cocina A spanish restaurant with a authentic pinchos bar at first floor.La Cocina serves Pinchos,Tapas,Sangria, Cocktail and wines. 9 DongPing Lu, by HengShan Lu (6473 1021) Daily 11am - 2am 东平路 9 号 , 近衡山路 Malabar A cozyand exquisite Spanish tapas bar with nice food in a good value. Try the Spanish beer and wines plus excellent pinchos and tapas. 1081 Wuding Lu, by Jiaozhou Lu (5237 3085) Mon 17:00-01:00 Tue 12:00-01:00 Wed 12:0001:00 Thu 12:00-01:00 Fri 12:00-02:00 Sat 12:0002:00 Sun 12:00-01:00 武定路 1081 号 , 近胶州路 Jenny’s Blue Bar Second home to hordes of blokes who regularly stop by for a drink or a home-made snack. A free foosball table, classic rock and a big screen showing ESPN and Star Sports channels. 7 Donghu Lu, by Huaihai Zhong Lu (6415 7019) Daily 1pm-2am jennysbar@ hotmail.com www.jenny-shanghai.com 东湖路 7 号 , 近淮海中路 142 号 , 近南京西路

3338 号虹梅路休闲街 20 号 , 近延安西路 3) 红枫路 381 号 , 近明月路

Bounty Rhumerie A French-owned, piratethemed rum bar that is surprisingly low in cheese and high in atmosphere. You can get just about any type of rum cocktail ever conceived by man and then a few more. 47 Yongfu Lu, by Fuxing Xi Lu (137 6451 0616) Daily 6pm-late www. bountybar.cn ning@bountybar.cn 永福路 47 号 , 近 复兴西路

CHAR bar Classy cocktails and sophisticated setting, best known for its exquisite 270-degree views over The Bund and Pudong skyline. 30/ F, Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund, 585 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, by Dongmen Lu (3302 9995) Daily 4:30pm-late, www.char-thebund.com 中山东二路 585 号英迪格酒店 30 楼 , 近东门路

Cloud 9 Cloud 9 is one of the highest bars in the world, located on the 87th floor of Grand Hyatt Shanghai. Cloud 9 owns a spectacular 360 degree view of Shanghai and offers the best cigars, cocktails and savory treats to all guests. MondayThursday: 5pm – 1am; Friday: 5pm – 2am; Saturday: 2pm – 2am; Sunday: 2pm – 1am. 87/ F, Grand Hyatt Shanghai, Jin Mao Tower, 88 Shiji Dadao, by Yincheng Zhong Lu (5047 8838) www. shanghai.grand.hyatt.com 上海金茂君悦大酒店 86

Judy’s Established in 1993, Judy's is the longest running party venue in Shanghai! Have a few drinks, settle on the vibrant party atmosphere and enjoy the house band. Enjoy dancing the night away seven days a week with your favorite party rocking music. Food is available all day until wee hours. 331 Tongren Lu, by Beijing Xi Lu (6289 3715) Daily 11am-late www.judysco.com.cn 铜仁 路 331 号,近北京西路

Kaiba Belgian Beer Bar 739 Dingxi Lu by Yan’an Xi Lu (6280 5688) Sun-Thurs 4pm-12am; Fri-Sat 4pm-2am marketing@kaiba-beerbar.com 定西路

楼 , 浦东新区世纪大道 88 号 , 近银城中路

739 号 , 近延安西路

Constellation Bar A quiet bar with low-key 30’s ambiance. Known for its unique cocktails and ice-making technique, this is the perfect place for lovers and friends’ get-together. 1) 1-2/F, 33 Yongjia Lu, by Maoming Nan Lu (5465 5993) Daily 7pm-2am www.seiza-bar.com.cn 2) 86 Xinle Lu, by Xiangyang Bei Lu (5404 0970) Daily 7pm-2am 3) 251Huangpi Bei Lu, by Jiangyin Lu (5375 2712)

Over Night Bar An old Shanghai Style Villa (former office of Soong Ching-ling) located near STA. Every night after 6:00pm, it incarnates to a charming bar where you get to enjoy spaghetti、 roasted beef tongue and cocktails all night. 643 Huashan Lu, by Zhenning Lu 华山路 643 号 , 近镇宁 路


Listings

Roosevelt Sky Bar Enjoy rooftop bar with the best view on the Bund and heated glass atrium. 9 /F, The House of Roosevelt, 27 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Beijing Dong Lu(2322 0800) info@27bund. com, www.27bund.com 中山东一路 ( 外滩 )27 号罗 斯福公馆 9 楼 , 近北京东路

menu. Select from 99 wines or enjoy a Pullman signature cocktail after a hard day’s work. 1/F, Pullman Shanghai South, 1 Pubei Lu, by Liuzhou Lu (2426 8888) Daily 5pm - 12am 浦北路 1 号,上

OPEN DOOR

海中星铂尔曼大酒店 1 楼,近柳州路

Banyan Tree Located on the rooftop of Banyan Tree Shanghai on the Bund, TOPS is the first open rooftop bar with full 180°unobstructed view in Shanghai, offering a breathtaking panorama spanning across the Bund. 19 Gongping Lu, by Haiping Lu (2509 1188) Tue-Sun, 2.30pm-1am 公 平路 19 号 , 近海平路

Senator Saloon Senator Saloon has the largest selection of Bourbon and Rye in Shanghai. Cocktails are carefully crafted. The atmosphere is intimate with velvet flock wallpapers and artisan tin ceilings. Popular bar snacks include Mac and Cheese, Pork Belly Sliders, and Chicken Pot Pie. 98 Wuyuan Lu, by Wulumuqi Zhong Lu (5423 1330) 五原路 98 号,近乌鲁木齐中路

Shiva Lounge Owned by a yoga instruc-tor, Shiva Lounge is decked out in batiks, candles and many handed Hindu gods. Room 102, 47 Yongfu Lu, by Fuxing Xi Lu (6433 5330) Sun-Thu10pm-2.00am, Fri- Sat 10pm-5am 永福路 47 号 102 室 , 近复兴西路

BRU: Open from afternoon until late, BRU is a gastro pub serving casual comfort food, including rotisserie prime meats, fresh seafood and tapas plates accompanied by a wide selection of beers, wines and cocktails. As the name suggests, beer is the highlight with bottled craft beers from around the world and eight premium beers on tap. Communal benches and kegs to share are ideal for groups of colleagues and friends. Each evening, a live band enhances the stylish ambiance with contemporary and classic tunes. INTERCONTINENTAL SHANGHAI NECC, 1700 Zhuguang Lu, by Yinggang Dong Lu (National Exhibition Convention Center, Gate 3) (6700 1888-6031) 国家会展中心洲际酒店 , 诸光路 1700 号 国家会展中心 3 号门,近盈港东路

CHAMPIONS BAR At Champions you get to chow on some great American eats. With sports memorabilia, a billiard table, a foosball table and 34 screens playing national and international sports events, this is a favorite hotspot among sports fans. 1/F, Shanghai Marriott Hotel Hongqiao, 2270 Hongqiao Lu, by Jianhe Lu (6010 6000) Sun-Thurs 5pm-1am; Fri-Sat 5pm-2am www.marriotthongqiao.com 虹桥路 2270 号 1 楼, 近剑河路

The Apartment The boho decor, quirky furniture, classy rooftop terrace and expertly mixed cocktails just might fool you into thinking you’re at the loft party of a SoHo socialite. Not to be missed. 3/F, 47 Yongfu Lu, by Fuxing Xi Lu (6437 9478) Sun-Thurs: 11am-2am; Fri-Sat: 11am-3am www. theapartment-shanghai.com 永福路 47 号 3 楼 , 近

Chatters Bar Designed in a red and elegant chic design, Chatters Bar on the second floor of this new MetroPolo Classiq boutique hotel which locates off Bund offers coffees, afternoon tea, cocktails and wines, and naughty nibbles. 2/F, Jinjiang Metropolo Classiq, 98 Nanjing Dong Lu (6321 1666, www.JJMPH.com) daily 10am-10pm

复兴西路

南京东路 98 号锦江都城南京东路外滩经典酒店 2 楼 , 近四川中路

The BREW Try one of their six home-brewed beers and you’ll never go back to bottles of Qingdao again. Warm wood interior, right on the edge of Century Park. The Kerry Hotel, 1388 Huamu Lu, by Fangdian Lu (6169 8888) Daily 11am–2am www.shangri-la.com 花木路 1388 号 , 近芳甸路

Zapata’s Classic “Spring Break” party bar, where anything goes…bartop dancing, tequila girls, TOP 40, you name it. 5 Hengshan Lu, by Dongping Lu (6474 6166, 6433 4104) Daily 5pm-late www. zapatas-shanghai.com 衡山路 5 号 , 近东平路 Xiao Lao Ga A Unique cocktail & lounge bar hidden at FaHuazhen Lu that offers a full selection of classic cocktails and single malt whiskey. You also get to try the exclusive house cocktails thanks to chief bartender’s professional skills. Open from 5pm, you’ll also find fine and cozy bar foods here and turn the second floor into a private party house if needed. Mojito Night Every Weekend. 909 Fahuazhen Lu, by Yan'an Xi Lu 5pm-2am (6233 8162) 法华镇路 909 号 , 近延安西路

Clubs Bar Rouge The go-to spot for Shanghai’s glitterati, this chic lounge offers expertly mixed cocktails, the latest electro beats and one of the best views on the Bund. 7/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Nanjing Dong Lu (6339 1199) Sun-Wed: 6pm-3am; Thu-Sat: 6pm-late www.bar-rougeshanghai.com 中山东一路 18 号 7 楼 , 近南京东路 M1NT Winner of 2009 Readers’ Choice Award for “Club of the Year”.Join the posh and the poser alike in this quasi exclusive nightclub, where a chic dining room offering up superb Asian inspired fusion and grilled fare are a;sp available. 24/F, 318 Fuzhou Lu, by Hankou Lu (6391 2811) Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm; Dinner: Mon-Sat 6-11pm; Club: Wed-Sat 9:30pm-late bookings@ m1ntglobal.com www.m1ntglobal.com 福州路 318 号高腾大厦 24 层 , 近汉口路

MARC Club Located on the rooftop with a big terrace, MARC Club boasts stunning views, where patrons can sip enticing cocktails to beats from world-famous DJs.Daily 10.30pm-midnight, 21/F, Wanda Reign on the Bund, 538 Zhong Shan Dong Er Lu, by Longtan Lu (5368 8882) 中山东二路 538 号 , 近龙潭路

MYST Daily 9:30pm-late 1123 Yanan Zhong Lu, by Fumin Lu (64379999) 延安中路 1123 号 , 近富民 路

Hotel Bars BAR 99 International bar features a unique Pullman Vinoteca wine concept with a Tapastry

Cloud 9 Located on Level 87 of Jin Mao Tower, this sky lounge has magnificent views of the entire city, where guests can enjoy a wide collection of creative cocktails, champagnes and Asian Tapas. The floor-to-ceiling glassed double-height section also holds a hide-away mezzanine bar. 87/F Grand Hyatt, Jin Mao Tower, 88 Shiji Dadao, by Dongtai Lu (5049 1234) Mon-Fri 5pm-1am; Sat-Sun 2pm1am 世纪大道 88 号金茂大厦 87 楼 , 近东泰路 HU Bar & Lounge is Shanghai’s newest nightlife destination and showcases the Best of Shanghai’s Past and Present. HU looks back at the past while embracing the progress and fast-paced evolution Shanghai is known for all while giving its guests towering, iconic and the most amazing views of the city’s skyline from all around. 65F / 66F, 789 Nanjing Dong Lu, by Xizang Nan Lu 南京 东路 789 号 65-66 层 , 近西藏南路 http://www. leroyalmeridienshanghai.com/hubar

Lobby Lounge With large floor-to-ceiling windows and a crystal chandelier, the Lobby Lounge offers a distinct atmosphere that is perfect for a rendezvous with a wide selection of top and rare whiskeys and fine wines. Daily 8am-midnight, 1/F, Wanda Reign on the Bund, 538 Zhong Shan Dong Er Lu, by Longtan Lu (5368 8882) 中山东二 路 538 号 , 近龙潭路

Music Room is a cozy yet private spot high above the clouds. In addition to an extensive collection of specialty drinks, whiskeys and cocktails, Music Room offers different entertainment themes from Monday through Saturday, including Ladies’ Night on Wednesday. 92F, Park Hyatt Shanghai, 100 Shiji Dadao, by Dongtai Lu (6888 1234) Mon-Thur 6pm-1am; Fri-Sat 6pm-2am 世纪大道 100 号上海柏

TGI Fridays A Creative Jack Daniel’s Inspired Menu Many restaurant chains grow stale and tired as time passes them by, but TGI FridaysTM– opened since 1964 – is not one them. Constantly at the forefront of innovation, they’re often credited as the inventors of Happy Hour. Great food, superb service and a modern, inventive menu mean that TGI FridaysTM is always a fun and exciting place to eat. Jack Daniels is synonymous with the TGI FridaysTM brand. Naturally, a menu with Jack Daniel’s®-infused dishes is absolutely worth the trip alone. The glaze, the secret sauce and special cooking techniques set the ribs, the chicken and the steak apart from its competitors in Shanghai. The Jack Daniel’s® New York Strip (RMB228) is beautifully tender. Everything about this dish is spot on, whether it’s the smooth and creamy mashed potatoes or the crunchy broccoli, nothing on the plate lets it down. Of course, the star of the show – the steak – is high quality. Whether you like your steak rare or well done, you can expect it to be cooked perfectly. Another highlight is the Jack Daniel’s® Roasted Chicken. The beautifully sweet and savory Jack Daniel’s® glaze mixes in perfect harmony with mouth-watering, tender meat. The plump chicken is absolutely guaranteed to make you hum with happiness as you slowly clean your plate. The hardest part about eating at TGI is, of course, the decision making. Thankfully the geniuses behind the food have solved that problem. The Jack Daniel’s® Sampler (RMB198) is a great side to share. A third ribs, a third chicken fingers and a third shrimp, mean that everyone at the table can try a little bit of everything. Perfectly breaded chicken and shrimp are a real delight – and are also available for full orders if you want more. However, the absolute must-try is the Jack Daniel’s® ribs. Available as a half or a fullrack (RMB148 or RMB198), they are perfect for sharing too. Lovingly cooked for over three hours, the meat is succulent and tender and falls right off the bone.

悦酒店 92 楼 , 近东泰路

Penta lounge Every Sunday between 11 am and 4pm, diners at Penta lounge at Penta hotel Shanghai get to enjoy a spiced-up lazy Sunday Brunch at RMB148 per person or RMB108 for those arriving after 2pm, with a new menu and free-flow make-your-own Bloody Mary station. 1/F, 1525 Dingxi Lu, by Yuyuan Lu (6252 1111-8100) 定西路 1525 号酒店 1 楼 , 近愚园路。

The Compass Bar This unique bar offers an extensive collection of marine memorabilia to celebrates Shanghai’s maritime history, also check out the open-air promenade. The Peninsula Hotel 1/F, 32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Beijing Dong Lu (2327 6737) Daily: 11am-2am www.peninsula. com 中山东一路 32 号上海半岛酒店一层 , 近北京东路 Jade on 36 Bar Breathtaking views, creative cocktails and stunning interior design make this a must-see venue. Sunday Brunch: RMB 788 + 15% service charge per person, effective 28th October 2012. 36/F Grand Tower, Pudong Shangri-la, 33 Fucheng Lu, by Lujiazui Xi Lu (6882 3636) 5.30pm-1am (weekends until 2am) fbreservation.

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号香格里拉大酒店紫金楼 36 楼 , 近陆家嘴西路

some Mediterranean-style cuisine. 30 Sinan Lu, by Huaihai Zhong Lu (6093 2005) Daily 11-2am brickwangyan@163.com 思南路 30 号 , 近淮海中路

JW Lounge Bar Popular with high-flyers, this lofty lounge boasts panoramic city views and offers an extensive champagne list, either by the glass or the by bottle. Live music six days a week. 40/ F, JW Marriott, 399 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Huangpi Bei Lu (5359 4969-6864) Daily 5pm-2am www. jwmarriottshanghai.com 南京西路 399 号 JW 万豪

Dr Wine This sumptuous wine bar has bottles from RMB118 (a French Cab Sauv) to RMB45,000 for a 1982 Chateau Lafite. Don’t worry if the selection overwhelms you, someone will be there to hold your hand. 177 Fumin Lu, by Julu Lu (5403 5717) Sun-Sat 5pm-2am info@lebistrodudrwine. com 富民路 177 号 , 近巨鹿路

sipu@shangri-la.com https://www.shang-rewards. com/aspx/RestaurantBarJade36Bar.aspx 富城路 33

酒店 40 楼 , 近黄陂北路

Long Bar Offering a good selection of cocktails, deluxe oysters and premium cigars, legendary Long Bar remains to be a part of the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund after architectural restoration. Lobby, 2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Guangdong Lu (6322 9988) Mon-Sat 4pm-1am; Sun 2pm-1am 中山东一路 2 号外滩华尔道夫酒店大 堂 , 近广东路

YOU BAR An ideal whisky and cigar bar, YOU Bar is designed in a sleek and stylish vibe completed with a fireplace. With a cozy downtempo ambiance and an extensive selection of whisky-based cocktails, single malts and cigars, this is a great place for smart-casual gatherings. Daily happy hours from 6-8pm. 1/F, 1555 Dingxi Lu, by Yuyuan Lu (6320 8888) 定西路 1555 号巴黎 春天新世界酒店 1 楼 , 近愚园路

Live Music JZ Club Shanghai’s true jazz scene has finally arrived. Check it out and dig the vibe. 46 Fuxing Xi Lu, by Yongfu Lu (6431 0269) Daily 7pm-2am www.jzclub.cn 复兴西路 46 号 , 近永福路

L’Aveue A classy and trendy wine bistro in Xintiandi offering a selection of home-made tapas, dips, pizza, sharing plates and wines in a comfortable and warm atmosphere. 1/F, 333 Huangpi Nan Lu, by Taicang Lu (6301 9999) 24/7, 11-2am 黄陂南路 333 号 1 楼 , 近太仓路

Roosevelt Wine Cellar The Largest Wine Cellar in Town with over 4,000 labels. Every Wednesday is Winesday 6.30-8pm. The House of Roosevelt, 2/ F, 27 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Beijing Dong Lu (2322 0800) info@27bund.com, www.27bund. com 中山东一路(外滩)27 号罗斯福公馆 2 楼 , 近北 京东路

HoF A popular wine bar that provides super tasty chocolate and cakes for afternoon tea, featuring chocolate velvet cakes, death by chocolate, etc. A variety of wines and cocktails are provided at night. B1/F, DBS Building, 1318 Lujiazui Huan Lu, by Dongyuan Lu (5010 0800) Mon-Sat: 3pm-10pm www.houseofflour.com 陆家嘴环路 1318 号 B1 层 , 近东园路 , 武定西路 1251 弄 20 号 , 近江苏路

Business center

Raffles City 上海来福士广场

51/F, Raffles City, No.268 Middle Xizang Road, Huangpu District

上海市静安区南京西路 688 号恒基 688 广场 16 层

ICC 上海环贸广场

上海市黄浦区西藏中路 268 号来福士广场 51 层

7/F, One ICC, Shanghai ICC, No.999 Middle Huaihai Road, Xuhui District

The Headquarters

上海市徐汇区淮海中路 999 号上海环贸广场 7 层

上海都市总部中心

25/F, The Headquarters Building, No.168 Middle Xizang Road, Huangpu District 上海市黄浦区西藏中路 168 号都市总部大楼 25 层

Hong Kong Plaza 上海香港广场

26/F, Hong Kong Plaza, No.283 Middle Huai Hai Road, Huangpu District 上海市黄浦区淮海中路 283 号香港广场 26 层

Silver Court 上海永银大厦

3/F, Silver Court Office Tower, No.85 Taoyuan Road, Huangpu District 上海市黄浦区桃源路 85 号永银大厦 3 层

Shanghai Tower [Coming Soon] 上海中心

29/F, Shanghai Tower, Dongtai Road, Pudong, Lujiazui 上海市浦东新区东泰路上海中心大厦 29 层

Jin Mao Tower 上海金茂大厦

CCIG International Plaza 上海中金国际广场

12/F, Building A, CCIG Int’l Plaza, No.331 North Caoxi Road, Xuhui District 上海市徐汇区漕溪北路 331 号中金国际广场 A 座 12 层

Huaihai Plaza [New] 上海淮海国际广场

28/F, Huaihai Plaza, No.1045 Middle Huihai Road, Xuhui District 上海市徐汇区淮海中路 1045 号淮海国际广场 28 层

CCIG Int’l Plaza Lv 17 [New] 上海中金国际广场 17 层

17/F, Building A, CCIG Int’l Plaza, No.331 North Caoxi Road, Xuhui District 上海市徐汇区漕溪北路 331 号中金国际广场 A 座 17 层

Grand Gateway [New] 上海港汇广场

48/F, Grand Gateway, No.1 Hongqiao Road, Xuhui District

31/F, Jin Mao Tower, No.88 Shiji Avenue, Pudong, Lujiazui

上海市徐汇区虹桥路 1 号港汇广场 48 层

上海市浦东新区世纪大道 88 号金茂大厦 31 层

上海虹桥世贸商城

21st Century 上海 21 世纪中心

Shanghai Mart Hongqiao 2/F, ShanghaiMart, No.2299 West Yan’an Road, Changning District

LOgO 298 Xingfu Lu, by Pingwu Lu 幸福路 298

Regus Serviced Office 雷格斯服务式办公室

号 , 近平武路

•Flexible office leases from 1 day to 1 year

6/F, The 21st Century Tower, No.210 Shiji Avenue, Pudong, Lujiazui

上海市长宁区延安西路 2299 号上海世贸商城 2 层

The Shelter This former bomb shelter is THE place for alternative electronic music in Shanghai. Low/ no cover and good drinks prices make this an indie haven. 5 Yongfu Lu, by Fuxing Xi Lu (6437 0400) Wed-Sat 9pm-late thesheltershanghai@gmail.com

•Quick and easy to set up for 1-200 people

上海市浦东新区世纪大道 210 号 21 世纪大厦 6 层

上海万都中心

•Prices from RMB180 per month

Aurora Plaza

永福路 5 号 , 近复兴西路

11/F, Aurora Plaza, No.99 Fucheng Road, Pudong, Lujiazui

上海市长宁区兴义路 8 号万都中心 43 层

•Tel: 400 120 1207

Yu Yin Tang Warehouse music space run by the Yu Yin Tang collective, filled with a motley crüe of rock aficionados at the forefront of shanghai’s burgeoning hardcore scene. 851 Kaixuan Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (5237 8662) Tue-Sun: 8pm-2am; closed on Mon. durn1976@gmail.com www. yuyintang.org 凯旋路 851 号 , 近延安西路

SHANGHAI (43 LOCATIONS)

上海市浦东新区富城路 99 号震旦国际大楼 11 层

上海银座企业中心

Cloud 9 [New]

Standard Chartered Lujiazui

No.1388, North Shaan Xi Road, Putuo District

上海陆家嘴渣打中心

上海市普陀区陕西北路 1388 号银座企业中心

Sports Bars Big Bamboo A sports bar offering an expanded food menu, with entertainment including pool tables and flat screen televisions. Big Bamboo pulls large crowds for events like the World Cup and Superbowl. 1) Hong Mei Entertainment Street, No. 20, Lane 3338 Hongmei Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (6405 8720) Daily: 11am-late www.bigbamboo. cn 2) 132 Nanyang Lu, by Tongren Lu (6256 2265) Daily: 2pm-4am celine@truelegend.asia 3) 381 Hongfeng Lu, by Biyun Lu (5030 1779) Sun-Thu: 11am-2am; Fri-Sat: 11am-3am celine@truelegend. asia 1) 虹梅路 3338 弄虹梅休闲街 20 号 , 近延安西路

•Find more on Regus.cn

上海龙之梦大厦中心

24/F, Cloud 9 International Plaza, No.1018 Changning Road, Changning District

5/F, Standard Chartered Tower, No.201 Shiji Avenue, Pudong, Lujiazui

上海市长宁区长宁路 1018 号龙之梦大厦 24 层

上海市浦东新区陆家嘴世纪大道 201 号渣打银行大厦 5层

Longemont Yes Tower [New] 上海龙之梦雅仕企业大厦中心

8/F, Longemont Yes Tower, No.399 Kaixuan Road, Changning District 上海市长宁区凯旋路 399 号龙之梦雅仕企业大厦 8 层

Oriental Financial Centre [New] 上海东方汇经中心

7/F, Oriental Financial Centre, No.333 Lujiazui Ring Road

阳路 1 号 , 近东平路 2) 潍坊西路 116 号 , 近浦东南路

路 3338 号 , 虹梅休闲街 21C, 近延安西路

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上海市浦东新区花园石桥路 66 号东亚银行金融大厦 15 层

Plaza 66

上海品尊国际中心

11F, Tower B, Central Towers, No.567 Lan Gao Road, Putuo District 上海市普陀区岚皋路 567 号品尊国际中心 B 座 11 层

Zhabei Centro 上海恒汇国际大厦

22/F, Zhabei Centro, No.568 Hengfeng Road, Zhabei District 上海市闸北区恒丰路 568 号恒汇国际大厦 22 层 上海壹丰广场

上海市浦东新区陆家嘴环路 333 号东方汇经中心 7 层

Changxing Building [New]

上海市静安区南京西路 1266 号恒隆广场二座 15 层

上海畅星大厦中心

Eco City

25/F, One Prime, No.360 Wu Jin Road, Hongkou District 上海市虹口区武进路 360 号壹丰广场 25 层

上海 1788 国际中心

Harbour One

9/F, Eco City, No.1788 West Nanjing Road, Jing'an District

上海东方海港国际大厦中心

上海市浦东新区碧波路 888 号畅星大厦 1 层

Central Plaza [New]

上海市静安区南京西路 1788 号 1788 国际中心 9 层

上海中区广场

2/F, Central Plaza, No.227 North Huangpi Road, Huangpu District

Shanghai Centre 上海商城

16/F, Harbour One, No.1080 Dong Da Ming Road, Hongkou District 上海市虹口区东大名路 1080 号东方海港国际大厦 16 层

Baoland Plaza [New]

上海市黄浦区黄陂北路 227 号中区广场 2 层

5/F, West Office Tower Shanghai Centre, No.1376 West Nanjing Road, Jing’an District

Henderson 155 [New]

上海市静安区南京西路 1376 号上海商城西峰 5 层

16/F, Tower B, Baoland Square, No.688 Dalian Road, Yangpu District

Garden Square [New]

上海杨浦区大连路 688 号宝地广 B 座 16 层

上海恒基名人商业大厦

20/F, Henderson Metropolitan, No. 155, Tianjin Road, Huangpu District 上海市中国上海市黄浦区天津路 155 号恒基名人商业 大厦 20 层

Carlton Building [New] 鸿祥大厦

11/F, Carlton Building, No. 21 Huanghe Road, Huangpu District 上海市黄浦区黄河路 21 号鸿祥大厦 11 层

Shui On Plaza 上海瑞安中心

12/F, Shui On Plaza, No.333 Middle Huaihai Road, Huangpu District 上海市黄浦区淮海中路 333 号瑞安广场 12 层

One Corporate Avenue 上海企业天地中心

15/F, One Corporate Avenue, No.222 Hubin Road, Huangpu District 上海市黄浦区湖滨路 222 号企业天地一号楼 15 层

Wine Bars

15/F, BEA Finance Tower, No.66 Hua Yuan Shi Qiao Road, Pudong, Lujiazui

Central Towers

One Prime

Boxing Cat Brewery 1) Unit 26A, Sinan Mansions, 519-521 Fuxing Zhong Lu, by Sinan Lu (6426 0360) Mon-Fri: 5pm-2am; Sat-Sun: 10am-2am info@boxingcatbrewery.com www. boxingcatbrewery.com 2) 82 Fuxing Xi Lu, by Yongfu Lu (6431 2091) Mon-Thu: 5pm-2am; Fri: 3pm-2am; Sat-Sun: 11am-2am 1) 复兴中路 519-

TShanghai Brewery Microbrewery restaurant and sports bar with the chef from Michelin twoStar restaurant. Great hand-crafted beer (6 styles), tasty food with international flavors and live sports on big screens. Try brew master's winter special – golden, malty, slightly sweet French/Belgian season brewed with oats and five different malts, Slovenian hops, black pepper and coriander seeds for a full flavored winter beer.1) 15 Dongping Lu, by Hengshan Lu (3461 0717) Daily: 10am-2am www.shanghaibrewery.com 2) 21C, Hongmei Entertainment Street, 3338 Hongmei Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (6406 5919) Sun-Thu: 10am - 2am; Fri-Sat 10am-3am 1) 东平路 15 号 , 近衡山路 2) 虹梅

上海东亚银行金融大厦中心

Silver Centre

15/F, Tower 2, Plaza 66, No.1266 West Nanjing Road, Jing'an District

1/F, Changxing Building, Building 1, No.888 Bibo Road, Pudong

The Camel Bar The screens, hot-blooded crowd and happy hour specials make this a fun place to meet and watch a game. 1) 1 Yueyang Lu, by Dongping Lu (6437 9446) Daily 10am-2am www. camelsportsbar.com 2) 116 Weifang Xi Lu, by Pudong Nan Lu (5879 5892) Daily 10am-2am 1) 岳

BEA Finance Tower

43/F, Maxdo Centre, No.8 Xingyi Road, Changning District

上海恒隆广场

2) 南阳路 132 号 , 近铜仁路 3) 红枫路 381 号 , 近碧云 路

521 号思南公馆 26A, 近思南路 2) 复兴西路 82 号 , 近 永福路

上海震旦国际大楼

Maxdo Centre [New]

Bund Centre 上海外滩中心

18/F, Bund Centre, No.222 East Yan’an Road, Huangpu District 上海市黄浦区延安东路 222 号外滩中心 18 层

上海嘉地广场

11/F, Garden Square, No.968 West Beijing Road, Jing’an District 上海市静安区北京西路 968 号嘉地中心 11 层

Nanjing West Road 上海南京西路中心

18/F, Shanghai Oriental Centre, No.699 West Nanjing Road, Jing’an District 上海市静安区南京西路 699 号东方众鑫大厦 18 层

Yueda 889 上海悦达 889 中心

8/F, Yueda 889, No.1111 Changshou Road, Jing’an District 上海市静安区长寿路 1111 号悦达 889 广场 8 层

The Tower 上海锦江向阳大厦

14/F, Jinjiang Xiangyang Tower, No.993 West Nanjing Road, Jing’an District 上海市静安区南京西路 993 号 14 层

Henderson 688 [New] 上海恒基 688 广场

16/F, Henderson 688, No.688 West Nanjing Road, Jing'an District

上海宝地广场

KIC Yangpu 上海创智天地

9/F, Tower 12, KIC III, No.333 Songhu Road, Yangpu District 上海杨浦区淞沪路 333 号创智天地广场三期 12 号楼 9 层

THE HUB Centre 上海虹桥天地

5/F, Tower 3, THE HUB, No.29 Suhong Road, Minhang District 上海市闵行区苏虹路 29 号上海虹桥天地三号楼 5 层

mind & body Hairdressers

Le Salon Boasting an international team with more than 15 years’ experience, LE SALON with a unique French style is the expert in hair color & blond highlights and international brand offering. Welcome to a unique experience dedicated to your hair and beauty. Unit332, Bld3, Surpass Court, 570 Yongjia Lu, by Yueyang Lu (6074 0365) 永嘉路 570 号 3 号 332 室 , 近岳阳路


Listings

Mirage.M Hairdressing & Makeover A well-trained team from London and Singapore specialize in European and Asian haircut & colour, an expert on blonde hair that uses exclusively professional Wella & Organics products. Unit 101, block 11, Cool Docks, 505 Zhongshan Nan Lu, by Xin matou jie ( 6152 6762) www. miragemhairmakeup.com 中山南路 505 弄老码头 11 号楼 101 室 , 近新码头街

Toni and Guy Celebrating 51 years of fashion,hair and heritage, Toni and Guy is an international brand offering the best and creative hairstyle to suit each client. 1) East Tower 209, ShanghaiCentre, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Xikang Lu 2) 1380 Dingxiang Lu, by Yingchun Lu (5843 3830) 3) Unit F1A-06, B2, Super Brand Mall, 168 Lujiazui Xi Lu, by Lujiazui Huan Lu (5047 2298) 4) 4/F, River Wing, Pudong shangri-La, 33 Fucheng Lu, by Mingshang Lu (2828 6691) 1) 南京西路 1376 号上 海商城东峰 209 室 , 近西康路 2) 丁香路 1380 号 , 近 迎春路 3) 陆家嘴西路 168 号正大广场地下二层 F1A06 室 , 近陆家嘴环路 4) 富城路 33 号浦东香格里拉 4 楼 , 近名商路

Beauty

浦东南路

DeltaHealth Hospital·Shanghai is affiliated with innovative healthcare provider DeltaHealth. Focusing on cardiovascular care, the general hospital is designed and built in accordance with joint Commission International (JCI) standards. DeltaHealth Hospital·Shanghai is built to cover the entire Yangtze River Delta. The 200-bed capacity will enable the hospital to better serve patients and their families. Following its inauguration, DeltaHealth Hospital·Shanghai will open its general and cardiovascular outpatient services while accepting appointment requests for cardiac surgeries such as CABG, cardiac value repair, and certain aortic surgeries. (6015 1313/400 8210 277, www.deltahealth.com.cn, Wechat: DeltaHealth_CN) 109 Xule Lu, by Zhulu Xi Lu, QingPu District 青浦区徐乐路 109 号,近诸陆西路

OPEN DOOR

Global HealthCare Medical & Dental Center – Puxi Suite 303, Eco City 1788Nanjing Xi Lu, by Wulumuqi Bei Lu (5298 6339, 5298 0593) 南京西 路 1788 号 1788 国际中心 303 室 , 近乌鲁木齐北路

Global HealthCare Medical & Dental Center – Pudong Shop 212, Shanghai World Financial Center, 100 Shiji Dadao, by Lujiazui Huan Lu (6877 5093, 6877 5993 ) 世纪大道 100 号上海环球金融中 心商场 212 室 , 近陆家嘴环路

TOKUSHINKAI Dental Clinic 1) Jing’an: 2/F, Pacheer Commercial Center, 555 NanjingXi Lu, by Chengdu Bei Lu 10am-6pm (6340-0270, 63400290) 2) Jinqiao: 160 Lan'an Lu, by Biyun Lu 10am-10pm (6340-0270, 6340-0290) 3) Lianyang: 1192-1198 Dingxiang Lu, by Fangdian Lu 10am10pm (6856-1040 | 6856-1045) 4) Hongqiao: 3/ F Maxdo Center, 8 Xingyi Lu, by Xianxia Lu (52080208, 5208-0218)10am-8pm 5) Greenway: 4/ F Shanghai Times Square, 93 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Liulin Lu (3366-6129) 9.30am-6pm 6) Takashimaya: 5F,Takashimaya, 1438 Hongqiao Lu, by Manao Lu (6268 2286) 1) 南京西路 555 号 555

Helen Nail Spa A long-time favorite among locals and expats alike, Helen Nail Spa is much more than a nail spa; they have a variety of pampering treatments and excellent waxing services. 1) 120 Nanchang Lu, by Yandang Lu (5383 8957) Daily 10am-10pm 2) No 6, Lane 819 Julu Lu, by Fumin Lu (5403 7802) 3) 70 Shimen yi Lu, by Dagu Lu (6333 7535). 1) 南昌路 120 号 , 近雁荡路 2) 巨鹿路 819 弄 6 号 , 近富民路 3) 石门一路 70 号,近大沽路

商厦 2 楼 , 近成都北路 2) 蓝桉路 160 号 , 近碧云路 3) 丁香路 1192-1198 号 , 近芳甸路 4) 兴义路 8 号万都 商城 3 楼 , 近仙霞路 5) 淮海中路 93 号大上海时代广 场办公楼 4 楼 , 近柳林路 6) 虹桥路 1438 号高岛屋百 货 5 楼 501 室 , 近玛瑙路

IMCC Founded in 1993, International Medical Care Center of Shanghai General Hospital was the first join-venture medical facility in town, providing medical treatments, health care and physical examinations by professional medical team and nurses who have a good command of foreign languages. 1) 585 Jiulong Lu, by Wujin Lu (6324 3852) 2) 650 Xin Songjiang Lu, by Jiasong Nan Lu (3779 8630) www.firsthospital.cn 1) 九龙路 585 号 , 近武进路 2) 松江区新松江路 650 号 , 近嘉松南路

Jiahui Clinic (Jing’an) Located in the heart of the vibrant downtown, Jiahui Clinic (Jing’an) offers outpatient services including family medicine, pediatrics, dermatology, ear-nose-throat, eye, dentistry, nutrition, mental health and medical imaging. Jiahui’s professional team come from China and around the world who speak multiple languages and are with decades of experiences. Here, transparent and quality health care are offered at the best value. Mon-Fri, 8.30am-7pm, Sat-Sun 9.30am-1.30pm. Suite 101, 88 Changshu Lu, by Changle Lu (2285 2800) http://www.jiahui. com 常熟路 8 8 号 101 室 , 近长乐路

Lily Nails With more than fourteen years’ history in Beijing, Lily Nails provides professional mani & pedi, gel/acrylic nails, eyelash extension, waxing and massages at an affordable price. Services are up to 40 percent off with free wifi. 10am-10pm 1) 3824-1 Hongmei Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (6215 5192) 2) 1665 Hongqiao Lu, by Shuicheng Lu (6278 2099) 1) 虹梅路 3824-1 号 , 近延安西 路 2)虹桥路 1665 号星空广场 G1 层 J02(地铁 10 号线水城路站 1 号口)

Health Services American Medical Center The American Medical Center (AMC) was founded with the mission to bring the highest American standards of healthcare to Shanghai. AMC provides comprehensive orthopedic care for all bone, joint, and soft tissue injuries, as well as internal medicine, preventive medicine, pain management, and medical imaging services. AMC’s renowned physicians have treated US presidents and professional athletes and bring their expertise to help patients in Shanghai. MonFri, 9am-6pm. 888 Tianlin Lu, by Lianhua Lu (6485 7333) http://www.amc-shanghai.com. 田林路 888 弄 1 号东楼 , 近莲花路

Bioscor Shanghai Clinic With over 10 years' experience, Bioscor's team of international docors and skin specialists are committed to provide you with the best level of service for all your cosmetic needs such as Botox, Filler, Pixel, Cutera, Ulthera, Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peel, Vein Therapy and Cosmetic Sugerys. 1) No.5, Lane89 Xingguo Lu, by Hunan Lu (6431 8899) 9am-6pm info@ bioscor.com.cn www.bioscor.com.cn. 2) 2/F, Zhongrong Jasper Tower, 8 Yincheng Zhong Lu, by Pudong Nan Lu (6859 0020) 1) 兴国路 89 弄 5 号 , 近湖南路 2) 银城中路 8 号中融碧玉蓝天大厦 , 近

Single Medical Aesthetics provides one-stop individual medical beauty service.A professional team of doctors and skin specialists are committed to providing the best services to meet all your needs including Botox and Derma-filler injections, Skin Rejuvenation, Laser treatment, Skin tightening and Cosmetic Surgery. Room 202A, 285 Jianguo Xi Lu, by Xiangyang Nan Lu (6433 0056) WeChat: singlemedical. Mon-Sat 10am7pm, Friday 10am-8pm. info@singlemedical.com, www.singlemedical.com 建国西路 285 号科投大厦 202A 室 , 近襄阳南路

The Cut Rooftop Above It All Rooftop bars and eateries away from the Bund are catching like wildfire in downtown Shanghai, and The Cut Rooftop is certainly no different. Capitalizing on their gorgeous and expansive terrace perched over bustling Huaihai Lu, the casual steak and frites bistro has recently launched a new food and cocktail menu especially for this sky-high abode. December may not be the best time for rooftop hangouts, but luckily for the incoming chilly climes, The Cut Rooftop is fully weather proofed. Thanks to an ingenious half-inside, half-outside design, patrons can make the best of the space year-round. During winter, hunker down with warm cocktails like eggnog and mulled wine while taking in spectacular city vistas. For summer, a range of ice-cold craft beers offering pale ale, IPAs, dark beers and everything in-between are not to be missed. Cocktail lovers will also find a full menu of crafted concoctions, like the citrus smash, which balances sweet with sour in a drink that acquaints lime, grapefruit and juicy tangerines with orange-flavored liqueur. Any sensible person knows not to drink on an empty stomach, and for that The Cut Rooftop has a unique tapas menu to pair with boozy libations. Offering a more contemporary vibe than its restaurant downstairs, find tasty bites like rock shrimp with grapefruit and cilantro lime dressing or Thai-style pork meatballs with a fiery spiced ginger sauce. Carnivorous tastes will appreciate Portuguese-style peri peri chicken wings or comforting baked cheese and pork ‘cordon bleu.’ Don’t forget to order a little dessert too, lychee and rose jam topped panna cotta is a particular favorite at The Cut Rooftop. Perfect for casual bites after work, late night drinks with friends, and romantic dates, The Cut Rooftop offers affordable high-class glamor without a trek to The Bund. Think of it as your year-round rooftop garden. > Address: Shanghai,999 Huaihaizhong Road, iapm mall, L7-705 (from the elevator inside The Cut Steak & Fries) TEL.: 021-6443 5136 Time: (during the trial run) every Wednesday through Sunday, from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Shanghai Aier Eye Hospital Shanghai Aier Eye Hospital, which was founded by the largest chain ophthalmology center in China, is a first-rate, comprehensive ophthalmic medical center and hospital that provides excellent English service for expats. 1286Hongqiao Lu, by Songyuan Lu (3251 9930) Mon-Sun: 8.30am-5.30pm ipsc@aier021. com en.aier021.com/ 虹桥路 1286 号 , 近宋园路 Shanghai East International Medical Center has been providing quality 24-hour care to the international community since 2003. The teams of highly-respected multinational doctors provide a wide range of services for multinational corporations, international schools, consulates, hotels, and families from all over the world. Mon– Fri 9am – 8pm, Sat-Sun 9am – 6pm. 150 Jimo Lu, by Pudong Dadao (5879 9999/150-0019-0899, care@seimc.com.cn) www.seimc.com.cn 即墨路 150 号 , 近浦东大道

Shanghai Redleaf International Women and Infants Center; Shanghai Redleaf International Women's Hospital 1209 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Donghu Lu 8am-5pm, 24/7 (6196 3333) marketing@redleafhospital.com www. redleafhosptial.com 淮海中路 1209 号 , 近东湖路 Shanghai United Family Hospital and Clinics 1) 1139 Xianxia Lu, by Qingxi Lu (2216 www.thatsmags.com | December 2016 | 107


Listings

3900, 2216 3999) Mon-Sat: 8.30am-5.30pm 2) Shanghai Racquet Club, Lane 555 Jinfeng Lu, by Baole Lu Mon-Sat 9am-5pm 3) 1/F, area A & B, 525 Hongfeng Lu, by Mingyue Lu (5030 9907) Mon-Sat: 8.30am-5.30pm 4) 8 Quankou Lu, by Linquan Lu Mon-Sat: 8am-5.30pm www.ufh.com. cn 1) 仙霞路 1139 号 , 近青溪路 2) 金丰路 555 弄上

F, 1832 Gubei Lu, by Hongsong Dong Lu (3490 1117; 17717447707. www.toyoo7.com) 1) 张杨路

海网球俱乐部内 , 近保乐路 3) 红枫路 525 号 A&B 区 1 楼 , 近明月路 4) 泉口路 8 号 , 近林泉路

American-Sino OB/GYN/Pediatrics Services ASOG was founded in 2003. We provide a comprehensive array of on-site services for women and children by certified specialists from overseas and China. Our facilities located in the city center are comfortable and equipped with state-of-theart technology. We are committed to providing quality, compassionate, and personalized healthcare with international standards. Our medical staffs are bilingual in English and Chinese. Opening Hours Monday-Friday 9:00--20:00 Saturday-Sunday9:00--17:00 Vaccination for children is not available after 5pm Direct billing with over 30 international insurance companies 1) Inpatient: 14/F, Complex Building Huashan Hospital, 12 Wulumuqi Zhong Lu, by Changle Lu (6249 3246, 5288 7240) 2) Outpatient: 3/F, Block 6, Clove Apartment, 800 Huashan Lu, by Zhenning Lu (6210 2299) Mon-Fri 9am-8pm, SatSun 9am-5pm 1) 乌鲁木齐中路 12 号华山医院综合楼

Massage & Spa Chi Spa CHI, the Spa at Shangri-La, offers massages and treatments that are based on authentic natural healing methods found in the traditional well-being practices shared by many Asian cultures. 6/F, Tower 2, Pudong Shangri-La, 33 Fucheng Lu, by Mingshang Lu (5877 1503) 1012am www.shangri-la.com/en/corporate/chi 富城 路 33 号上海浦东香格里拉大酒店二座 6 楼 , 近名商路

Chuan Spa This world-class spa located within the new Langham Hotel specializes in traditional Chinese treatments. Designed for contemplation and inspiration, rediscover your inner self with an escape to a spa treatment in any of the four luxurious therapy rooms. 3/F, The Langham, Yangtze Boutique, 740 Hankou Lu, by Xizang Zhong Lu (6080 0722) 10am-10.30pm tlsha.info@ chuanspa.com www.chuanspa.com/en/Shanghai/ 上海人民广场朗廷扬子精品酒店 3 楼 , 汉口路 740 号 , 近西藏中路

Dragonfly 1) 2/F, 559 Nanchang Lu, by Shaanxi Nan Lu (5456 1318) 2) 206Xinle Lu, by Fumin Lu (5403 9982) Daily 10-2am 3) 2/F, 218 Xinle Lu, by Fumin Lu (6327 1193) Daily 11-2am 4) L119, 1378 Huamu Lu, by Fangdian Lu (6469 7258) 11-12am 5) Villa 5, 3911 Hongmei Lu, by Yan’an Xi Lu (6242 4328) Daily 9-2am 6) 193 Jiaozhou Lu, by Xinzha Lu (5213 5778) Daily 10-2am 7) LG2-47 IFC, 8 Shiji Dadao, by Lujiazui Huan Lu (6878 5008) 8) 616 Biyun Lu, by Yunshan Lu (5835 2118) 9) SB105B, B1 South Retail, Jingan Kerry Centre, 1218 Yan'an Zhong Lu, by Changde Lu (6266 0018) 1) 南昌路 559 号 2 楼 , 近陕西南路 2) 新乐路 206 号 , 近 富民路 3) 花木路 1378 号浦东嘉里城 L119 单元 , 近芳 甸路 4) 虹梅路 3911 号 5 号别墅 , 近延安西路 5) 胶州 路 193 号 , 近新闸路 6) 世纪大道 8 号国金中心 LG247, 近陆家嘴环路 7) 碧云路 616 号 , 近云山路 8) 延 安中路 1218 号静安嘉里中心商场南区地下一楼 SB105B (25 号商铺 ), 近常德路

2302 号 , 近泾南路 2) 古北路 1832 号 2 楼 , 近红松东路

Pregnancy Health Service

14 楼 , 近长乐路 . 2) 华山路 800 弄丁香公寓 6 号裙楼 3 楼近镇宁路

Shanghai Redleaf International Women and Infants Center; Shanghai Redleaf International Women's Hospital 1209 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Donghu Lu 8am-5pm, 24/7 (6196 3333) marketing@redleafhospital.com www. redleafhosptial.com 淮海中路 1209 号 , 近东湖路 VIP Maternity&GYN Center This is a reputable chain of hotel-style VIP Maternity & GYN Centres delivering premium Obstetric and Gynaecological (“OB/GYN”) services. There services include prenatal examinations, examinations, genetic consulting, general examinations, minor operatio VIP13-15/F, 1961 Huashan Lu, by Changle Lu (6407 0399, 5288 9999) Daily 8am-10pm www. upmg.us 华山路 1961 号贵宾楼 13-15 层 , 近长乐路

Yoga

The Peninsula Spa Escape from the hustle city life and enjoy massages, facials or make-up applications, it is the first spa in Shanghai offering award-winning Biologique Recherche skincare treatments and facial products. 3/F, The Peninsula Shanghai, 32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Beijing Dong Lu (2327 6599), Mon-Fri 11am – 12am; SatSun 10am – 12am; treatment reservation begins at 10am. 中山东一路 32 号,上海半岛酒店 3 楼,近

Karma Life Yoga This large newly renovated high-end studio in Pudong offers a diverse range of styles and classes, including Ashtanga, Anusara, Hot yoga, soft Yin and Basics. The teachers are top notch and international, with world-renowned visiting guest teachers offering workshops and teacher trainings. Classrooms are spacious and bright, and changing areas are clean and stylish. Classes taught in both Chinese and English. 1) 160 Pucheng Lu, by Shangcheng Lu (5882 4388, 150 0003 0588) Daily 9am-10pm info@karmayoga. com.cn www.karmayoga.com.cn 2) 2nd floor, No. 758 South Xizang Lu 1) 浦城路 160 号 , 近商城路 2)

北京东路

西藏南路 758 号 2 楼

Waldorf Astoria Spa The Waldorf Astoria Spa offers an international elixir of luxury spa experiences delivered by a team of highly skilled therapists. Each experience is enhanced by purest exquisite products selected from around the globe, sending you on a journey of enlightenment. 3/F, 2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Guangdong Lu (6322 9988-3620) Daily10am-10pm 中山东一路 2

The Pure Yoga Shanghai flagship studio is located at iapm mall on 999 Huaihai Middle Road, in the heart of Shanghai’s shopping district. Pure is Asia’s leading lifestyle brand and is proud to extend its foothold in Shanghai after Hong Kong, Singapore, Taipei and New York. Pure Yoga brings to our city its yoga and fitness expertise, a team of passionate and internationally recognized instructors, plus exciting workshops and teacher training conducted by renowned yoga masters. L6-615, iapm mall, 999 huaihai Zhong Lu, by Shaanxi Nan Lu (5466 1266) 淮海中路 999 号 环贸

号外滩华尔道夫酒店 3 楼 , 近广东路

Yu Massage Step into a tranquil dynastic setting when you cross the threshold of this spa, adorned in antique Chinese-style decorations. Matching the decor, the services are primarily Chinese, offering Chinese massage, aroma oil massage and foot massage. 1) 366 Wuyuan Lu, by Wukang Lu (5403 9931) 11-1:30am 2) 199 Huangpi Bei Lu, by Renmin Dadao 10am-1:30am (6315 2915) www. yumassage.cn 3) 2/F, 218 Xinle Lu, by Donghu Lu 1) 五原路 366 号 , 近武康路 2) 黄陂北路 199 号,近威 海路口 3) 新乐路 218 号 2 楼 , 近东湖路

Sun 10.30am-11pm 2) Shop E, Jinjiang Hotel, 59 Maoming Nan Lu, by Changle Lu (5466 3006) Mon-Sun 10am-10pm 3) Shangri-La Pudong Lobby Level, 33 Fucheng Lu, by Mingshang Lu (5877 6632) Mon-Sun 10am-10pm 4) 1/F, 333 Huangpi Nan Lu, by Taicang Lu (6384 1601) MonSun 10.30am-11pm 5) L1C, Level 1 the Peninsula Hotel, 32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Nanjing Dong Lu (6329 6255) Mon-Sun 10.30am-11pm 6) L221, Citic Square, 1168 Nan Jing Xi Lu, by Jiangning Lu (5212 2162) Mon-Sun 10.30am-11pm 1) 太仓路 181 弄新天地北里 15 号 , 近马当路 2) 茂名南路 59 号 锦江饭店 E 店铺 , 近长乐路 3) 富城路 33 号浦东香格 里拉大酒店一楼 , 近名商路 4) 黄陂南路 333 号新天 地 1 层 , 近太仓路 5) 中山东一路 32 号半岛酒店 1 层 L1C 铺 , 近南京东路 6) 南京西路 1168 号中信泰富广 场 2 层 221 单元 , 近江宁路

100 percent organic and custom made. You can order your own high end custom made furniture on line, or meet us in our showroom (open by appointment). LE REXO and designer Echo Chen have launched amazing collections of jewellery, unique pieces of fine craftsmanship. 2F, N.20, Lane 383, South Xiang Yang road (By Yong Jia Road). (you can call us: 180 1793 8251, Mon-Sat, 13:00-18:00, or send an email to: contact@lerexo. com). www.lerexo.com. 上海市 徐匯區 襄陽南路 383 弄 20 號 2 樓(近永嘉路 )

SHANG XIA 1) 233 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Songshan Lu (8017 9777) 2) No.8D-16, Departure Hall on Hongqiao Airport T2 (2238 2549) 1) 淮海 中路 233 号 , 近嵩山路 2) 虹桥机场 T2 航厦出发大厅 8D-16

family fun

Furniture & Lifestyle Chapin House Boasting 4,700 square meters, Chapin House is a sizable showroom specializing in a mix of Chinese and western furniture: furnishings, upholstery, decorative lighting, mattresses, tables, table ware, accessories, as well as a large selection of kids’ furniture. 1) 2622 Jinqiao Lu, by Jinxiu Dong Lu Mon-Sat 10am-5.30pm, Sunday 11am-5pm 2) HuBinDao Mall, 150 Hubin Lu, by Huangpi Nan Lu Mon-Sun: 10am-10pm (58581329, http://ChapinHouse.com/) 1) 金桥店 , 金桥路 2622 弄 59 号 5 号门 , 近锦绣东路 2) 新天地店 , 湖滨 路 150 号 , 近黄陂南路

DTL HOME&GARDEN FURNITERE Having over ten years’ experience of manufacturing, custommade solid wood furniture, the company also includes indoor furniture featuring Chinese and Western style, children’s furniture, outdoor garden pieces, Afghanistan handmade carpets and featured decorations, etc. Products are popular in Europe, America and around the world. 1) PuXi Store:B-1, 1568 HuQingPing Gong Lu, by Xiewei Lu (6976 0245) dtlmichelle@aliyun.com www. dingtang.com 2) Pudong Store: 160 JinFeng Bei Lu, by Longdong Dadao (5833 1968) 1) 沪青平公路 1568 号 B-1 铺圣保艺术园区内 , 近谢卫路 2) 浦东新区 金丰北路 160 号 , 近龙东大道

Lily’s Antiques Specializing in high quality and genuine Chinese antiques, Lily’s Antiques offers 100 percent wood furniture and home decor for the modern home. Tailormade furniture can be ordered on request and free shipping is provided within Jinqiao area. 1037 Biyun Lu, by Huangyang Lu (5019 1199) showroomsh@lilysantiques.com; www. lilysantiques.com 碧云路 1037 号 , 近黄杨路 Platane Platane combines traditional savoir faire, worldwide design home wares in a distinctive simplicity and elegance. Discover its own range of handmade ceramic and porcelain as well as imported brands like Zoeppritze, Bertozzi, Charvet, La Rochere, LSA. www.platane.cn 1)439 Wukang lu by Huaihai Zhong lu (6433 6387); 2)156Taikang lu by Sinan lu (6466 2495). 1) 武康路 439 号(6433 6387)2)泰康路 156 号(6466 2495)

NBA Playzone The NBA is excited to provide children and their families with a safe, clean environment for sports and fun right in the heart of Shanghai. Our 1,500 square meter space features ten signature elements including a concessions area and a retail store. Whether it’s hitting a buzzer-beater at the Arena, exploring the twists, turns and slides in the Mascot Training Ground, building balance and coordination in the Rookie Challenge, watching your favorite player come to life at the Interactive Court, dunking like a pro on our trampoline lanes or measuring yourself against your favorite star at one of our NBA Measure-Ups, NBA Playzone is sure to deliver an active, inspiring, educational, and fun experience for the whole family. What’s more, our world famous NBA mascots, Clutch and Benny the Bull, will make regular appearances at NBA Playzone, delighting parents and children alike with their comedic routines. Website: www.nbaplayzone.com Email: info@nbaplayzone.com Address: 2F, Hubindao Shopping Mall, Huangpu District Opening this Summer!

Bookstores

iapm 商场 L6-615, 近陕西南路

Y+ Yoga Centre Whether you are looking to develop your spiritual wellbeing, body toning or just socialise with the hip young crowd, Y + Yoga Centre will have the right class for you. 1) 2/F, Bldg2, 299Fuxing Xi Lu, by Huashan Lu (6433 4330) Daily 6.45am - 8.45pm info@yplus.com. cn www.yplus.com.cn 2) 3/F, 308 Anfu Lu, by Wukang Lu (6437 2121) info@yplus.com.cn 3) 2/F, 202 Hubin Lu, by Shunchang Lu (6340 6161) Daily 7.30am-8.45pm info@yplus.com.cn 1) 复兴西路 299 号 2 号楼 2 楼 , 近华山路 2) 安福路 308 号 3 楼 , 近武康路 3) 湖滨路 202 号 2 楼 , 近顺昌路

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推油网 ·Seven Massage 宫七 A high-end massage brand that provides door to door service and a variety of body essential oil spa massage in a quiet and private environment. Whether you prefer a pampering spa at home or during your hotel stay, feel free to make appointments by calling 3490 1117 or 6882 1317 or go to their actual stores. Opening hours: 11-1am. Home service hours: 9am-midnight. Pudong: 2302 Zhangyang Lu, by Jingnan Lu (6882 1317, 15221309767) Puxi: 2/

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ANNABEL LEE SHANGHAI is a Shanghai-based luxury home and fashion accessories brand that reflects beautiful Chinese tradition and culture. It boasts sophisticated modern Chinese design in the form of the finest Chinese silk, cashmere and jewelry. Silk pouches with delicate embroidery, intricately-woven cashmere shawls made of the highest-quality cashmere from Inner Mongolia, breath-taking jewelry made of beautiful gemstones, all of which make perfect gifts! 1) No. 1, Lane 8, Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Fuzhou Lu (6445-8218) 10am-10pm 2) Unit 3, House 3, North Block Xintiandi, 181 Taicang Lu,by Huangpi Nan Lu (6320 0045) 10am-10pm 1) 中山东一路 8 弄 1 号,近福州路 2) 太仓路 181 弄新天地北里 3 号楼 3 单元,近黄陂南路

Shanghai Tang 1) No.15 North Block,181 Taicang Lu, by Madang Lu (6384 1601) Mon-

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SHANGHAI CENTER, F1/1376 Nanjing Road (W), (EAST SUITE)Sells imported books, newspapers, magazines and other foreign publications. www. bookzines.com chochobook@yahoo.com. cn 325 Changle Lu, by Shaanxi Lu (5404 8728) 长乐路 325 号 , 近陕西路


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Business center Regus Business Centre Premium Business Centre 21 in Shanghai, 70+ in Greater China Tel: +86 400 120 1205 www.regus.cn Regus is the world’s largest provider of workplace solutions, with products and services ranging from fully equipped offices to professional meeting rooms, business lounges and the world’s largest network of video communication studios. Servcorp is the industry-leading, technologically advanced provider of the most professional, flexible and costeffective serviced office and virtual office solutions. Tel: +86 400 656 0166 www.servcorp.com.cn Kerry Center Level 29 Shanghai Kerry Centre 1515 Nanjing West Road Jing An District, Shanghai 200040 Close to Jing’An station (Line 2,7) 嘉里中心 29 楼 南京西路 1515 号 中国上海市静安区 靠近静安寺地铁站(2 号线)

Servcorp At the Bund 5th Floor Somekh Building, Bund 149 Yuanmingyuan Road Huangpu District Shanghai 200002 Close to People Square Station (Line 1,2,8) 圆明园路 149 号 外滩哈密大楼 5 楼 中国上海黄浦区 靠近人民广场地铁站(1 号线)

Citigroup Tower Level 23, Citigroup Tower 33 Huayuanshiqiao Road Pudong, Shanghai 200120

Close to Lujiazui Station (Line 2) 花旗集团大厦 23 楼 花园石桥路 33 号 中国上海浦东 靠近陆家嘴地铁站(2 号线)

Shanghai Business Center 第一商务中心 CBD, Grade A Building, Serviced Office Lujiazui, Huaihai Road, West Nanjing Road, Hongqiao, Xujiahui Free Service, Impartial Assessment, Best Offer Call Green To Viewing:189 1732 8282 www.001BC.com The Executive Centre – International Finance Center 德事商务中心 - 上海国金中心

Level 8 & 36, Tower 2, International Finance Center No.8 Century Avenue, Pudong, Shanghai (Lujiazui Station, Line 2)

上海市浦东新区世纪大道 8 号 , 上海国金中心二期 8 楼 / 36 楼(地铁二号线陆家嘴站)

The Executive Centre – CITIC Square 德事商务中心 - 中信泰富广场

Level 35, CITIC Square No.1168 West Nanjing Road, Jing’an District, Shanghai (West Nanjing Road Station, Line 2)

上海市静安区南京西路 1168 号 , 中信泰富广场 35 楼 ( 地铁二号线南京西路站 )

The Executive Centre – Xintiandi 德事商务中心 - 新天地

Level 5, Xintiandi No.159 Madang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai (South Huangpi Road Station, Line 1)

上海市黄埔区马当路 159 号 , 新天地 5 楼 (地铁一号线黄陂南路站)

The Executive Centre – The Center 德事商务中心-世纪商贸广场

城南路 10 号线水城路站 )

79 West Ronghua Rd, No 10A near South Shuicheng Rd, Shuicheng Rd Station (Line10)

Level 20, The Center No.989 Changle Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai (Changshu Road Station, Line 1)

虹桥校 Hongqiao School 长宁区仙霞路 88 号太阳广场东塔 2 楼 B4-6 室(近 娄山关路,2 号线娄山关路站)

The Executive Centre - Chong Hing Finance Center

浦东新区锦绣路 1650 弄香梅花园 2 号楼 702 室(近 东绣路 9 号线杨高中路站)

上海市徐汇区长乐路 989 号 , 世纪商贸广场 20 楼 ( 地铁一号线常熟路站 )

德事商务中心 - 创兴金融中心

Level 12, Chong Hing Finance Center No.288 West Nanjing Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai (People Square Station, Line 1)

88 Xianxia Rd, B4-6, 2/F East Sun Plaza near Loushanguan Rd, Loushanguan Rd Station (Line2) 香梅校 Xiaomei School – Pudong 1650 Jinxiu Rd./Bldg.2, 702 near Dongxiu Rd, Middle Yanggao Rd Station (Line9)

上海市黄浦区南京西路 288 号 , 创兴金融中心 12 楼 ( 地铁一号线人民广场站 )

TINVEST Tinvest Group- boutique serviced office ( Former French concession) www.tinvestgroup.com 6433 5707 or 18317070380 T288 9F/10F,Dramatic Art Center 288 Anfu Rd,Xuhui District,Shanghai Close to Changshu station (Line 1&7), Close to Shanghai library station (line 10) T297 #297,Wuyuan Rd Close to Changshu station (Line 1&7), Close to Shanghai library station (line 10)

CONSULTING SERVICES Shanghai Sunglow Elite Law Firm: We focus on Criminal Defence / Labour Dispute / Marriage Legal Service. E-mail: ywylvshi@163.com Mobile: 159-0075-6080 (Bruce Yin) Tel: 021-51699615 Add: B206, No.85 Loushanguan Rd, Shanghai, China

Educational Services AIA AIA CFO Forum on Dec 15 This is the 14th CFO Forum AIA (the Association of International Accountant) has held in Shanghai. This time we invite Yu Chun, a director of one international accounting firm to share her view on bank fraud. Tel: 400-820-2803 Free, 2:00-3:30pm. 10F, Towel 2, No. 2230, Zhongshan Road West, close to Yi Shan Road Station(Line3, 4, 9)

CTYME 1) Top 2000-5000-hours-experrenied frofessional teacher, exploring Memory code, to help students learn Chinese Fast! 2) Special 3-STEPLearning-Method, sprint vocabulary, grammer,communication, and HSK examination.3) Different teachers focus on different courses(Oral Chinese/ business Chinese/HSK, etc) 4) Headquaters in Jing'An:Room 1213,12 Floor,Zi'an Mansion, 309 Yu'yuan Road. Branch School in Xu'Hui(On line Course Center): Building 1,50 Lane, 200 Long'cao Road.

徐汇区中山西路 2230 号 2 号楼 10 楼,靠近宜山路 地铁站(3、4、9 号线)

LONG Mandarin--With 6 centers throughout Shanghai, Long Mandarin has taught Chinese to over 14,000 expats over the past 10 years. Long Mandarin is an official registered HSK testing center as well. Free HSK seminar held every month. Course—Classes are available for survival, conversational, business Chinese, Chinese character course, HSK course and more. Cultural courses are also available, with special events held every month. Campus 徐家汇校 Xujiahui School

徐汇区天钥桥路 93 号中福实业大厦 11 楼 ( 近肇嘉 浜路,1,9,11 号线徐家汇站 )

93 Tianyaoqiao Rd 11F near Zhaojiabang Rd, Xujiahui Station (Line1,9,11) 中山公园校 Zhongshan Park School 长宁区凯旋路 166 号凯旋坊 6 号楼 3 层 D 座(近汇 川路,2,3,4 号线中山公园站)

166 Kaixuan Rd, Bldg 6, 3F/D near Huichuan Rd, Zhongshan Park Station (Line2,3,4)

八佰伴校 Babaiban School - Pudong 浦东新区浦东南路 1088 号中融大厦 9010-9011 室 (近张杨路 9 号线商城路站)

1088 South Pudong Rd, Ste. Rooms 9010-9011 near Zhangyang Rd, Shangcheng Rd Station(Line9)

古北校 Gubei School 长宁区荣华西道 79 弄 10A 金鹿公寓 1-4 楼(近水

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In today’s world, it is easier than ever to reach across boundaries. The global environment offers infinite opportunities—but only to those who have the right skills. Berlitz helps individuals and businesses, government and non-profit organizations develop the language, crosscultural and leadership skills necessary for success. Pudong, Shanghai Language Center 23/F, Shanghai Stock Exchange Building (N), 528 Pudong South Road, Shanghai 上海浦东南路 528 号上海证券大厦北塔 23 楼 Tel: 021-6881 0588 Puxi, Shanghai Language Center 35/F, Ciro’s Plaza, 388 Nanjing West Road, Shanghai 上海南京西路 388 号仙乐斯广场 35 楼 Tel: 021-6334 6262 Gubei Language Center 2D, St. Laurent Building, 3215-201 Alley, Hongmei Road, Shanghai 上海虹梅路 3215 弄 201 号 圣伦兰商务大楼 2D Tel: 021-5430 7565 WEB: http://www.berlitz.com.cn/

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HanYuan Promotion Daytime Course What is Taobao Course ? Taobao Course is a special course for foreign ladies who living in Shanghai. You are able to do shopping not only by lower price but also by more choices. It makes your life more convenient and more efficient. So we are 100% make sure that you will regret your whole life if you miss this course.

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Don't hesitate and join our lessons now! Address: Huaihai Road Campus: No.28 Gaolan Rd. 021-53067271 Zhongshan Park Campus: Room A, 13F, No.121, Jiangsu Rd. 021-62418767 Mandarin City Mandarin City is dedicated to providing high quality and professional Chinese courses for foreigners. It has a good reputation for achieving results through excellent teaching and considerate service! Mandarin City also can sent teachers to your office or home for your convenience! Address: No.40, Lane 56 Yandang Road (Close to Middle Huaihai Road) Tel: 8621 5306-2960, 8621 5306-0968 E-mail: info@mandarincity.cn www.mandarincity.cn

Xintiandi Campus Suite1708, 333 Huaihai Zhong Lu, by Huangpi Nan Lu

淮海中路 333 号瑞安广场 1708 室 , 近黄陂南路

Tel:021-3308 0508 Zhongyin Campus Suite2312, 200 Yincheng Zhong Lu, by Shiji Dadao 银城中路 200 号中银大厦 2312 室 , 近世纪大道

Tel:021-5037 2711 Jinqiao Campus 1779 Yunshan, by Biyun Lu 云山路 1779 号 , 近碧云路

Tel:021-6105 9572 Yuandong Campus Rm1916, Bldg B, 317 Xianxia Lu, by Gubei Lu 仙霞路 317 号远东国际广场 B 座 1916

室 , 近古北路

Tel:021-5239 2807 Hongqiao Campus RmC207, Shang-Mi Ra Commercial Centre, 2633 Yan’an Xi Lu, by Shuicheng Nan Lu

延安西路 2633 号美丽华商务中心 C207 室 , 近水城 南路

Tel:021-3223 1046

Mandarin House (Shanghai) International quality accredited Chinese language programs. Whether at your office, home, or our conveniently-located schools; learn practical and modern Chinese with experienced teachers. Call us or visit our school and see why more than 30000 people have chosen Mandarin House for learning Chinese! People's Square 12F, Asia Mansion, 650 Han Kou Road 上海市黄浦区汉口路 650 号亚洲大厦 12 层

Hongqiao Room 538,68 Shui Cheng Road

上海市长宁区水城路 68 号 538 室(近虹古路 321 号)

Tel: 400 633 5538 E-mail:info@mandarinhouse.com Web:www.mandarinhouse.com

Mandarin NOW This centrally located Mandarin education center focuses on practical Chinese with a focus on real-world situations and realistic usage. Students can apply what they learn in class to their life and work from the very first lesson. They teach in Chinese, using English only when absolutely necessary. They measure progress and use the results to provide feedback to students and test students’ knowledge at regular milestones and compare this with hours spent in class and the teaching methods used. This allows students to benchmark their progress and also allows us to identify learning points that may need increased focus. Metro: Jing'an Temple, 3 mins walk Hours: Daily, 9am-9pm Web:www.speakmandarinnow.com Email: info@speakmandarinnow.com Tel : +86 021- 32576066 15821733291 / 13916157494 Add : Room 904, No 83 Wanhangdu Rd (near West Beijing Rd), Shanghai 地址 : 上海市静安区万航渡路 83 号 904 室

Panda Language Institute Hotline: 4008203587 Jing’an School: Suite 311-315, 3F, Tower 3, Donghai Plaza, 28 East Yuyuan Rd. 愚

園東路 28 號,東海廣場,3 號樓,3 樓,311-315 室

Pudong School: Suite B, 14F, Regal Tower, 15 Xiangcheng Rd. 向城路 15 號,錦

城大廈,14 樓 B 座

Hongqiao School: Suite 03, 27F, Shartex Plaza, 88 South Zunyi Rd. 遵義南路 88 號,

協泰中心,27 樓 03 室

School in Japan: Suite F, Hayami Building, 1-5-3, Machikuzuha, Hirakatashi, Oosaka, Japan. 日本國大阪府枚方市町楠 葉 1 丁目 5-3 速水大廈,3 樓 F 座

Expert Teaching and Competitively Priced With 10 year of teaching experience, 4 schools and over 12000 satisfied graduates, the Panda Language Institute is only source you need for effective mandarin Chinese instruction, English instruction or Chinese cultural training, whether for business or personal enrichment. i Mandarin “Ting Bu Dong” is Long gone! www.iMandarin.net study@imandarin.net Shanghai Centre Campus Rm720, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, by Xikang Lu

南京西路 1376 号上海商城西峰 720 室 , 近西康路

Tel:021- 3222 1028

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Shanghai International MBA A two-year Part-time MBA designed for multinational managers Classes are taught in English by international professors on average 4 consecutive days per month Tel: +86 (21) 65980610 E-mail: adm@simba-tongji.com Web: www.simba-tongji.com Room A309,Sino-French Center, Tongji University,1239 Siping Road, Shanghai 200092, China

同济大学上海国际 MBA, 中国上海四平路 1239 号同 济大学中法中心 A309 室

Recruiting for British Teachers SEATTON is the number-one etiquette training brand in China, teaching clients western style and culture. This year Seatton opens a Club House in Shanghai dedicated to offering clients luxury cultural experiences. The candidate: • Confident teacher ideally with experience teaching both adults and children • Will be trained on the Seatton curriculum • Will be responsible for delivering Seatton Etiquette and Style classes • Salary negotiable depending on experience • Both full-time and part-time positions Please email CV and business photograph to Catherine Wang catherine@seatton.com www.seatton.com

Youmandarin always has the right course for you! Whatever your objectives - personal training, corporate training, cultural acclimation, providing your children with an opportunity for a head start, or even just fine-tuning your accent- our customized training system ensures that all your needs can be met in a timely fashion. Quality assurance is our foremost concern. Jing’an Campus: Suite 1405A,Shanghai International Group Mansion , 511 Weihai Road Tel:52047618 Website: www.youmandarin.com. Email:info@youmandarin.com

Health Services DR. HARRIET JIN’S DENTAL SURGERY Rm 1904, Hui Yin Plaza (South Building), 2088 Huashan Lu Tel:021-6448 0882 harrietjin@online.sh.cn www.drharrietdental.com. 华山路 2088 号汇银广场南楼 1904 室

DR. LI’S CHINSES MEDICINE CLINIC 5C No.28 Lane 18 Hongqiao Rd. (Appointment Only) Tel:021-3424 1989 email:ljpctcm@126.com www.ljtcm.net 虹桥路 18 弄 28 号 5C

HOtel 3+1bedrooms Beijing / 3+1bedrooms hutong 3+1 Bedrooms meets the needs of the most meticulous guest: complete immersion in traditional Beijing coupled with first class comfort only found in a modern-day metropolis 17 Zhanwang Hutong, Jiugulou Dajie, Dongcheng district, +86 10 6404 7030 Tianjin / 3+1 bedrooms minyuan Minyuan 33 is a boutique hotel that combines the storied legacy of Tianjin with the finest modern conveniences. To understand Minyuan 33’s history, we must go back to the days when Tianjin was a bustling port city situated at a nexus of important mairtime and rail trade routes. Strict restrictions on European trade began to ease after China suffered military setbacks, and in the last century of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), zones were approved for foreign trade. 31-33 Changde Rd. Wudadao Heping District +86 2331 1626

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Silk Road Travel Management Ltd. Silk Road Travel is a pioneer in organizing Silk Road tours and other classic routes in China. Founded in 1997, we are specialized in tailor making travel packages that allow travellers to truly experience the local cultures and explore the amazing heritages. Whether you are a small group of 2-9 persons or a corporate group, our professional staff will tailor make the tour programme based on your needs. Email: travel@the-silk-road.com www.the-silk-road.com Expats Holidays Expats Holidays is a top proficient travel agency in China which caters not only to the Chinese locals but especially for expats living in China. Our team is composed of people highly knowledgeable and experienced with the travel industry. They all speak English professionally and are devoted to providing a high level of service. If you have your own ideas and preferences to planning a trip, we are able to help you to customize one. According to your schedule, specific needs and budget. We can design a private trip for you, your family or friends. Why choose Expats Holidays? • Our company is a legitimate licensed travel agency. • We have our own office in which you are welcome to visit anytime and rest assured that our efficient staffs will be assisting you. • A very good relationship has been established between our company and the best hotel chains, airline companies and tourism bureaus. • If an inevitable thing happens after your reservation is made, we will continue to assist you the best way we can may it be prior, within or even after your trip. • Your feedback is always important to us as it will also help us to continuously improve our service. Web: www.expatsholidays.com Tel: 021-60547788 Email: info@expatsholidays.com Office Address: 9/F,1730 West Nanjing Road,Jing'an District Shanghai China

Three on The Bund Get Busy on the Bund This NYE Let’s be honest – there’s only one place you’ll want to be at New Year’s Eve in Shanghai, and that’s taking in the gorgeous skyline at a party on The Bund. At Three on the Bund, you’ll find two fantastic celebrations taking place this year, in addition to fabulous dinners at Jean-Georges, Mercato, Chi-Q and more. After a splendid festive dinner, take your pick between two legendary parties at Three on The Bund’s nightlife locations. Up on the seventh floor, you’ll find a raucous party happening on the rooftop at POP. Here, take in the night air and unparalleled views of the Huangpu River while a late night ‘New York New York’ theme party unravels all around you. Tickets are RMB400 per person for early birds or Three on the Bund NYE dinner guests, and include four hours free-flow alcohol (on the door/nondinner guests at RMB500 per person). Latin lounge UNICO is also going wild with a tribal-themed New Year’s Eve party. Entrance to this bash is just RMB100 on the door, or RMB200 with a glass of Champagne. The night’s revelry will include DJ sets, Bund views, a live countdown to midnight and a vibrant, late night atmosphere that usually accompanies this waitan stalwart. Don’t get caught out on the night with nowhere to go, ring in 2017 the way you intend to keep it: full of good times, good people and good vibes. Scan the QR code for detailed info. > Three on The Bund, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, by Guangdong Lu 中山东一路3号外滩三号2楼, 近广东路. Nearest metro: Nanjing Dong Lu, 15 mins. (5308 5399).

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XPATS TRAVEL SHANGHAI Xpats Travel is a premier international travel agency in Shanghai with a bilingual team providing western standard services. We specialise in talor making travel packages with our first hand independent travel experiences to classic routes in China and beach holidays in Sanya, South East Asia and South Pacific countries. We also have special travel deals with group price to popular destinations. The information on this website is for guide only, more details, please contact us. E-mail: holiday@xpatstravel.com www.xpatstravel.com Tel: (+86) (21) 6439 2985 Address: 4/F, 285 Jianguo Xi Lu, by Jiashan Lu 建国西路 285 号 4 楼 , 近嘉善路 (6439 2985, www.xpatstravel.com) www.thatsmags.com | December 2016 | 111


Walks the walk

André Villas-Boas in as Shanghai Elect for Svexit The CSL Managerial Merry-go-round Is on the Move BY IAN WALKER

A former England international goalkeeper, Ian Walker played for Tottenham Hotspur, Leicester City and Bolton Wanderers. In 2012 he moved to China to become goalkeeper coach of Shanghai Shenhua, before crossing the city divide to join Shanghai SIPG in 2014. Follow him on Twitter @IanWalks1.

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he world is changing. The people have found their voice. And what they have called for is the established elite to be shaken to its core. So loudly, it would seem, that it has reached the Chinese Super League.

I am talking, of course, about Shanghai SIPG, who embarked on their very own Svexit last month: out went 68-year-old Sven-Göran Eriksson, the former England manager with four years of Chinese Super League experience; in came André Villas-Boas, a dashing young 39-year-old outsider from Portugal.

All jokes aside, working under Sven over the last two years was an honor – coming second in the league last season and reaching the Asian Champions League in our first outing this season being two highlights. However, finishing third in the CSL this season with fewer points than 2015, and 12 adrift of champions Guangzhou Evergrande,

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was perceived by club bosses as a step back. Elimination in the fourth round of the Chinese FA Cup didn’t help either, especially in a business where silverware is the aim of the game.

As for Villas-Boas, I have never worked with him personally, but he is a leading young manager with modern ideas. I have heard he got his break – and his UEFA coaching licences – while he was just a teenager under Bobby Robson at Porto. He then cut his teeth as an assistant coach at the club under José Mourinho, who took him on to Chelsea and Inter Milan – not a bad sorcerer to apprentice under.

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Villas-Boas has also been the coach of SIPG’s US$61 million Asian transfer fee record breaking striker, Hulk, on two previous occasions - once when he was the boss of Porto from 2010-11, and again when he was at the Russian side Zenit Saint Petersburg from 2014-16. Together, they won trophies for both clubs. Let’s hope they can work the same magic here.

This won’t be the last time we talk about the CSL managerial merry-go-round either – at the time of writing the Shanghai Shenhua hot seat is empty after the sacking of Spaniard Gregorio Manzano, while Sven’s China days may not be over – he has already been linked with Beijing Guo’an.

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