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Daily Archives: 10. September 2015

Good to Know Before You Move to Shanghai

Electricity voltage China uses 220V, whereas the United States and Japan use 110V and 100V, respectively. Adapters are easy enough to find as are shavers, hairdryers, and other electrical appliances. It is also best to first check your new residence’s outlet configurations – two or three prongs. The landlords of the renting apartments/villas/houses in more »

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Where to Live As an Expat in Shanghai-Pudong & Lujiazui

Across the river: Pudong & Lujiazui Until 20 years ago, Pudong was primarily composed of large tracts of farmland, hard to imagine given the area’s glass and steel skyline today, the symbol of Shanghai’s inexorable economic development over the last two decades. Besides being an economic hub, Pudong also offers a large variety of more »

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Some Additional Choices for Life in Puxi

The Bund The Bund, Shanghai’s famous landmark has been making international headlines in recent years due to its re-development into a luxury retail and F&B area. There is nowadays a splendid range of high-end entertainment destinations situated inside the buildings formerly occupied by Western trading houses and banks. While many of the buildings directly more »

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Where to live in Shanghai as Expat-People’square area

In and around People’s Square People’s Square is Shanghai’s official centre and the intersection of the two most popular metro lines (lines 1 & 2) as well as the two major overhead highways. People’s square is home to many museums, theatres, hotels and other tourist destinations, so it can sometimes feel a little overwhelming. more »

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Where to Live as Expats living in Shanghai-Hongqiao

Trusted Gubei and Hongqiao Gubei has been a long-standing favorite with foreigners in Shanghai, especially Asian expatriates and those wanting access to excellent facilities while still being on a lower budget than downtown. Gubei was Shanghai’s first expatriate apartment area, built in 1994 and is located within Hongqiao. Further west of Gubei, the area more »

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Where to Live as Expat living in Shanghai-Jing’an

A home in Jingan This fashionable area along Nanjing West road has attracted many high-rise apartments and also contains some lovely restored colonial properties. Nanjing Road West, the area around Plaza 66 and the Portman Hotel is Shanghai’s most luxurious shopping destination, rivaled now only by some of the outlets at the Bund. Next more »

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Where to Live As Expat Living in Shanghai-Xintiandi

Life in Xintiandi (Luwan District, which is now merged into Huangpu district) Xintiandi on the Puxi side is one of Shanghai’s most sought after residential areas, and technically still part of the French Concession. The shopping centers and excellent bars and restaurants along Huaihai Middle Road make this a top downtown location for living. more »

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Where to live in French Concession, Shanghai

So, which district is best? There is obviously no ‘best’ district – each offers their own special features, advantages and disadvantages. So in order to understand the differences some research and a personal visit are important. The Former French Concession The area of Former French Concession is a narrow (approximately 1.5km wide) corridor stretching more »

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What’s Important When Renting in Shanghai?

There is a large variety in rental prices in Shanghai. Property can be rented from 10,000-150,000RMB/ month depending on many different variants including: Quality of the apartment you rent Location of the apartment you rent Size of the apartment you rent Type of property you rent Rental terms/lease duration The rental terms are usually more »

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6 steps: this is how you get an apartment in Shanghai

STEP 1: Decision making on details How many budget you have, which district or specific area you prefer to live. Gathering information through Internet. STEP 2: Find an agency and the apartments you like Each agency will publicize apartments they are consigned to rent, you can pick up some among the total. STEP 3: more »

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