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Hi! I'm Hien – one of the Managing Directors at SmartShanghai. Welcome to our "About" page.

In addition to the main website, SmartShanghai has a lot of other side projects and tertiary deals on the go, as part of our rabid thirst for money, power, fame, and glory.

Have a look below at the other facets of our nefarious operations and scroll right to the bottom to see who's getting rich off this cash cow.

About Us
SmartShanghai provides daily updated listings of events, a full scale dining & nightlife directory, editorials, newsletters, housing classified, dating online, taxi printouts and interactive map for easy navigation in Shanghai. Our weekly newsletter SmartShanghai Weekly focus on the latest insider news, reviews and gossip.

Unlike a magazine, we update constantly on a day-to-day with the click of a button - the last word on everything in Shanghai and the first with the latest information - and so are the first (and often the only) media to catch the blossoming of that last-minute event (or that last-minute cancellation). We're the answer to the question that passes everyone's lips all too often "What's ON today?" We're always available - anywhere there's a net connection - well, there we are.

And at the risk of tooting our own horn, we're completely self-made. We're self-evolving and often 'off with the fairies' pondering new ideas so that we can continue to be the best we can be. As is sadly often the case though, the follow though requires a bit more sweat and arse-in-chair time. Just try and remember that everything you see on the site is created and managed by us.
The Team

Alexander Weng Director (*)
Hien Huynh Director, Advertising & Business Development

Editorial, Listings, Photography

Ian Louisell Managing Editor, Nightlife Editor (
XZ Palmer Associate Editor
Elie / 许立 Listings Manager
Brandon McGhee Photography
Jin / 钱进 时髦上海
Rhiannon / 高琦娜 Editorial Assistant

Design / Production

Juli de No Art Director
John Jensen Software Architect
Issac / 邱微凡 Web Developer

Administration / Accounts

Helen / 高颖 Accountant
Leo / 袁公柳 Sales Manager
Genie 高禹谣 Sales Manager
Alina / 仇丽 Sales Manager
刘忠良 Courier
王正良 Courier
查满新 Courier

Cindy Kuan Managing Editor, Shanghai

Thanks to Simon Mayer / Acht and Pariya for their help with designing our logo.

Thanks to our previous interns:
Lisa Radke, James Scaman, Georgia Graham, Neelam Nigah, Julia Hellwege, Harold Shiel, Henni Rudolph, Sooyeon Kwon, Ben Effah, Amy Brewer, Cathrien Maas, Kacey Culliney, Clare Roberts, Rick Thomas, Jodie Zhang, Laura Coughlin, Holly Graham, Cici Zhang, Myles Recny, Lenny Utama, Janice Bae, Nicolas Peden, Dominik Straka, Sasha Howard, Zita Fuxjaeger, Nina Lindahl, Vicky Tsitlidou, Daniella Lopez, Engen Tham, Daniel Alter, Irene Ramsay, Renee van Diemen, Chewy Tang

Our Other Stuff

An online portal dedicated to creative happenings, opportunities and news in China -- the only English-language platform combining editorials, directories, portfolios, city guides, events and job listings for China's creative community.

「时髦上海」是沪上知名英文媒体 的中文版,精选当下最实用、最优质的生活资讯。每一篇报道都用诚实的文字和漂亮的摄影来呈现。关注「时髦上海」,就好像交了一个消息灵通,又值得信任的好伙伴。