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Expat Life in luxury Xintiandi, Shanghai – The luxurious downtown lifestyle you can expect

If you are looking for a chic, high end and westernised neighbourhood, look no further than Xintiandi. This vibrant and exciting metropolis is a concentration of fashion and fine dining yet also scattered with open green spaces for a tranquil experience. You will feel right at home with the high number of English speakers, more »

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IFC Residence

shanghai service apartment the IFC Residence in Lujiazui Pudong

Description The IFC Residence Compound is a central placed and luxurious compound located in Pudong. IFC is famous for providing first-class service to every resident. Lujiazui in Pudong is a very family- and expat-friendly area with a lot of activities. A lot of companies doing international business trade are located in this area. The more »

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Home buying sentiment rebounds in Shanghai

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Home buying sentiment rebounded slightly in Shanghai last week despite a plunge in supply, latest market data suggest. The area of new residential properties sold, excluding government-subsidized affordable housing, rose 3.2 percent to 303,200 square meters during the seven-day period ended Sunday, Shanghai Homelink Real Estate Agency Co said in a report released today. more »

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HK housing ranks as ‘severely unaffordable’

Hongkong Housing market

Hong Kong has the least affordable housing of 87 major global cities, with prices a record 19 times average pre-tax household income, according to a new survey. Housing in the city is classified as “severely unaffordable” in the report by think tank Demographia. The rating was the least affordable ever recorded in the 12-year more »

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30% of listed realty firms see loss

Beijing Skyline

About one third of China’s listed real estate developers expect a loss for 2015 while nearly 50 percent said they would suffer a drop in net profit despite a general recovery in the property market, latest data showed. Fifteen of the 50 property developers listed on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges which have more »

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Bars and nightclubs in Shanghai

After spending more than two years in Shanghai as an expat I have been introduced to most of the nightclubs and bars available downtown. There is a clear difference between bars and nightclubs in Shanghai: nightclubs are the ones that offer foreigners free drinks. Bars are the ones who don´t. If you want to more »

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Full guide: Serviced apartments in Shanghai

Shanghai serviced apartments shanghai are apartments available both for short term,long term rent

Serviced apartments in Shanghai are apartments available both for short- and long-term rent that are located in a high-risen tower in downtown Shanghai. They are recognized by the high service level that are similar to five star hotels, such as housekeeping, concierge, food ordering service, bedsheet and towel cleaning etc. You will literally feel more »

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Basic Mandarin Chinese you could need coming to Shanghai

There are some situation were you REALLY need to speak some Mandarin in China. Even though you can come a long way using body language, some words are very useful to learn. I have lived in China soon two years and looking back at my first weeks (months..?) in this country, I really wished more »

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Ocean One

Description If you want a spectacular view over Shanghai´s most beautiful area from a luxurious apartment, Ocean One apartment compound is definately something for you. One of the most elegant compounds with more than 100 available apartments in different styles and sizes. Its closeness to both the Huangpu River and Lujiazui financal centre make more »

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Wu Tong Garden

Description An apartment compound with a wide range of different apartments in Xujiahui district. The buildings are surrounded by a big green garden available only for the residents and visitors at Wu Long Garden. The location is great – close to Huaihai and Fuxing Road. Facilities 24/7 management and service staff Satellite TV with more »

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