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Overwhelmed by the scourge of Olympic fever, we once again bring you our rundown of where to ice skate in Shangers updated for 2014.


This month: endless dim sum, posh Peace Hotel eats, carnivorous pursuits at The Meat and The Boulevard's brand new brunch.


Sitting in a hot room and twisting your body into pretzel shapes is really good for you. We promise. Learn all about it right here...


This month: truffly goodness at 8 1/2, classic dim sum in the Grand Hyatt, eggs in excess at La Cocina and cheap eats at Mr Pancake House.


"Is it getting better, or do you feel the same, will it make it easier on you now, you got someone to blame..." - One, U2

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APR 17TH, 2014 - By SmSh

Bit of hot God action going on this weekend at a church near you. Two-for-one redemption and free-flow holy water. Happy Easter.

APR 16TH, 2014 - By Justin Fischer

A restaurant devoted to food that cooks for hours. Sound concept, comfortable atmosphere, friendly service. The food? That could use some work.

APR 16TH, 2014 - By SmSh

Music festivals, beer festivals, food festivals ... here's the lowdown on what's happening around Shanghai in 2014 on the festival tip.

APR 15TH, 2014 - By Sam Gaskin

Shanghai's Finest are looking out for you. Confiscated drugs, murder weapons, slide whistles and other criminal implements inside.

APR 15TH, 2014 - By SmSh

Just a little Easter eats round up for you. Where to eat, where to turn the rugrats loose to root around for eggs and other useful information.

APR 14TH, 2014 - By Morgan Short

Game of cones! That's why I get the medium bucks, folks. You just can't beat deft word play like that. Hey, let's eat some ice cream already!

APR 14TH, 2014 - By Sacco

It’s the 3rd annual Record Store Day roundup with Mp3s from Hedgehog, Harry Dean Stanton, Little Punk, Dinosaur Jr. and more…

APR 11TH, 2014 - By SmSh

He's the Wonton Don. He does China on the Youtube. Tonight he's doing the Weekender on the SmartShanghai. Wicked Pissah!

APR 10TH, 2014 - By Raul Bernardi

How to leave and re-enter the mainland for much, much cheaper than going to Hong Kong or Macau, all in one day. It's Jinmen Island.

APR 9TH, 2014 - By SmSh

Some clever rats want to come between you and your money. Here's some common scams to avoid in Shanghai and around China. It's a SMSH PSA.

APR 9TH, 2014 - By Frances Arnold

Shanghai's newest and largest private art museum takes an almost encyclopedic approach to Chinese art through the ages. It looks cool, too.

APR 8TH, 2014 - By Matsume Kai

"People normally see a relationship as a one-on-one thing, but what if I'd like to try a one-on-one-on-one relationship?"

APR 8TH, 2014 - By Sacco

Sacco shares MP3s from incoming rapper Mykki Blanco ahead of her Shelter show on Saturday, plus Le1f, Big Freedia, and Zebra Katz.

APR 4TH, 2014 - By SmSh

Meet Tom Mangione. He's the screenwriter of Taking the Piss, 2014's number one film about going number one. It premieres tonight.

APR 3RD, 2014 - By SmSh

New club down in the prestigious Bund 18 building. Cocktails, opulence, a decent dancefloor, leather sofas and, of course, bottles.

APR 3RD, 2014 - By Ian Louisell

The essential guide to karting in Shanghai, with videos of all the tracks. Racing around with your Ayi, your mama, and your cousin too.

APR 3RD, 2014 - By Justin Fischer

It's finally open. Fancy, fashionable Chinese cuisine with Michelin cred comes via the UK. It's on the Bund, right where it belongs.

APR 2ND, 2014 - By SmSh

Stuff. There is lots of it to do this month. And we've got quite a bit of it here at your fingertips. Start filling out your black book.

APR 2ND, 2014 - By SmSh

Welcoming spring with chicken n' waffles, modern Mex, inventive Italian breakfasts and an all-day fry-up / hangover remedy on YKL...

APR 1ST, 2014 - By Frances Arnold

Visual art and language intersect in this new set of installations by legendary Chinese contemporary artist Huang Rui...

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Burn on The List: Avoiding Scams in Shanghai

I never got scammed, though they tried, but I'm always careful or plain paranoid. What I don't get is how stupid most foreigners (especially westerner..

ryry on The List: Avoiding Scams in Shanghai

Nearly the same as the small scale scam buckwurst mentioned - they covertly swap the higher value note(100/50) for one of smaller value, try to fob yo..

handoogies on The List: Avoiding Scams in Shanghai

"Its OK you cumma inside, I on the pill"

urgent on The List: Avoiding Scams in Shanghai

blows my mind that people put their laptops in the trunk.

theweatherman on The List: Avoiding Scams in Shanghai

My colleague got a taxi at Hongqiao airport - first time in China, flying up from Hong Kong. Got in what was a seemingly legit taxi in the taxi queue ..