started by: archmage · last update: 1370050376 · posted: 1370024695

these triangular leaf parcels have been popping up everywhere! I saw a huge mound of them at a supermarket today. what are they??

started by: jackbenimble · last update: 1369834283 · posted: 1369830213

hey guys. i went with a friend to buy an electric scooter yesterday, and the seller said something about secretly ramping up the speed...i think it was via a switch or somethign (not on the dashboard, normally not accessible) is this even legal?!

started by: Allen T · last update: 1369827509 · posted: 1369734927

Weather is not nice these days, but I hope for the best that it will get hot one day. Shanghai is near the sea. Is there a beach near Shanghai? 

started by: Chen aiping · last update: 1369691988 · posted: 1369691988

Hello. I'm Aiping, a university student majoring in business. I have lived in Shanghai for many years. I can show you how to find the best restaurants and theaters. Please contact me if you want a nice tour of Shanghai!

started by: noddy-907599 · last update: 1369436709 · posted: 1369436709

can you buy internatinal reply coupons at all in shanghai? I'm supposed to include them in a letter I'm sending and dont' know where to start looking. TIA

started by: Nancy-889719 · last update: 1369390788 · posted: 1369041592

I like to go on flea markets in different cultures. I want to see what Chinese people are selling. I have heard that there are a lot of in Shanghai?! Which one can you recommend? 

started by: Yuan-889725 · last update: 1369216131 · posted: 1369042663

Summer is coming and I don't know where I should go for holidays. There are too many choices. Thailand, Philippines, India, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, etc... I want a place to relax and where no people are. Where would you go, if you want to relax and have a great time?

started by: Chris111 · last update: 1369042895 · posted: 1367837910

I wanted to ask, if you someone could tell me a nice hostel or at least a cheap accommodation in Shanghai. 2 friends are coming to visit me, but my couch is too small and as they are students it should be clean and cheap :-)  Looking forward to your reply. Thank

started by: Edward Ng · last update: 1368817424 · posted: 1368786849

Where can I buy Chinese-English language books to learn Chinese? 

started by: Tiara-889715 · last update: 1368786152 · posted: 1368727302

I have some spots I want to go, but which is really worth to go? Do you have any suggestions?  My plan is to go to: Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, anything else?     

started by: Chris111 · last update: 1368022350 · posted: 1367410047

Everywhere you can read, China's biggest city is Shanghai. Sorry to disapoint you, but it is Chongqing.  Population: 28.85 million (2010) National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China 2013 Chongqing has over 30 million people, compared to Shanghai with 22 million.   # Chongqing is a modern city with more than 3,000 years history.# Chongqing is fourth municipality after Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin in China.# Chongqing has the largest area and population among these four municipalities in China.# Chongqing has an area of 82,400 square kilometers and it could be divided into 40 subdivisions.# The annual average temperature in Chongqing is 18°C.# There are numerous ethnic groups residing in Chongqing, they are Miao, Han and Tibetan.# The International Travel Festival is held in Chongqing every year from May through June. http://www.chongqing.org/

started by: Goldylocks-889714 · last update: 1368021783 · posted: 1367925671

As a result of the immense economical growth, mainly due to exports and trade, China's population has become wealthier. Most big corporations have entered the Chinese market at a very early stage and have foreseen the potential of one billion new customers. Now foreign companies can expect much better infrastructure, rule of law and an improved investment climate.   ....but is it still a good time to come to China or better invest somewhere else? Thank you for your reply.  Goldy  

started by: Allen T · last update: 1367835982 · posted: 1367485012

Wanted to know if this Festival is good, as I haven't been to a Festival yet in Shanghai. Thank you for a comment. 

started by: Jingjing-889717 · last update: 1367576141 · posted: 1367064558

I have many crazy stories to tell. Like a taxi accident or rip off for tea and many more stories... Living in Shanghai is sometimes (only a few times ;-)) a nightmare. What happend to you in Shanghai and you are still thinking: Why did that happen to me?! 

started by: JuliaW-889720 · last update: 1367572175 · posted: 1367487939

I was enjoying my time with my bf and we went to people´s square where 1000 of people are searching for a partner.  On the 1 May I was going with my bicyle through Shanghai, best to explore the city, as you see so many things, which you wouldn't see.  What did you do the last 3 days or what could people do, to get to know the city better?  

started by: BB-889723 · last update: 1367402278 · posted: 1367328201

Hey, I want to go to Hangzhou or Suzhou, which one is better and why? Thank you.  

started by: Tiara-889715 · last update: 1367402096 · posted: 1367402096

It is quite hard to find a teacher who is not too expensive and on the other side who learns you Chinese in a way you understand it. Chinese is hard, so the teacher should make it as easy as possible to understand the language. Looking forward to hear from a teacher or somebody who knows a good teacher. Thanx

started by: Goldylocks-889714 · last update: 1367327193 · posted: 1367235065

I would like to have a bike, but I have friends who say don't do it and others who say, its the best, you feel much more free in Shanghai. Would like to hear other opinions? 

started by: shanghaiexpat · last update: 1366991941 · posted: 1366978898

Best Time to go Shanghai Shanghai enjoys the subtropical marine monsoon climate, with distinct season differences, spring is warm, summer burning hot, autumn cool and comfortable while winter cold and cloudy. The hottest days in Shanghai come in Judy to August, with the highest temperature above 37 C (99 F). The coldest time is from the late January to early February. The best travel time to Shanghai is in spring (Apr-mid May) and fall(October-mid Nov). Shanghai Shopping Tips Enjoying the reputation of "Shopping Paradise" and "Oriental Pearl", Shanghai offers great shopping chances with famed shopping "Four Streets and Four Cities". Nanjing road is the most prosperous street with a wide variety of shops from century’s old, special shops or modern malls; Huaihai Road is celebrated for top-end designer’s brands worldwide; North Sichuan road offers inexpensive merchandise while Middle Tibet Road is famed for food and tourism-related service. The Four Cities for shopping in Shanghai are Yuyuan Shopping City, Xujiahui Shopping City, New Shanghai Shopping City nd Jiali Sleepless City, among them, Yuyuan is the place for specialist Chinese goods like antiques, local crafts, jade wares and jewelry;Xujiahui is the newly-built shopping and entertainment venue, offers costly and middle-priced goods; New Shanghai Shopping City offers the best facilities and amenities and Jiali Sleepless City facing Shanghai Railway Station, and on the Subway line 1, is a bustling commercial area. There are still other streets and areas worth a visit in Shanghai like Hong Kong Famous Shops Street and Dimei Shopping Center beneath People's Square and Xiangyang Road; and the street vendors everywhere offers some great buys and don't forget to bargain. Transportation in Shanghai Eating in Shanghai Shanghai cuisine is derived from simple home cooked meals and their ingredients and cooking technique have been upgraded overtime to become the wonderful foods that they are now. Characterized by some as sweet and oily, and the most popular dishes like Shanghai Crawfishes, Xiaolongbao, Guotie, tangyuan, Guotie, new year cake, freshwater crab, shark's fin, dim sum, pear candy, etc. during your Shanghai trip. Xiaolongbao is known as "soup dumplings", a great-known shanghai specialty, which could be found cheaply on the street either fried or steamed on the street or at some Shanghainess restaurants. Be care about your first bite to prevent the squirt of liquid falling on your clothes.Recommended Shanghai restaurants are Maylinge Restaurant, the Zun Pin Shao Cai Gong Fang Restaurant (near Jing An Temple), and the Paul Restaurant. Safety in Shanghai Violent crime is rare is Shanghai but some little crimes like pick-pocketing, bike theft and sexual harassment was occasionally. Pay attention to over friendly strangers, who probably dress well, speak fluent English, around the People's square, and entrances/exits of museums or art galleries who invited you to art gallery, tea shop or karaoke and you're unlikely to be physically harmed by will be forced to big a large bill for a simple bear something similar. Call 110 if you encounter such situations and the Chinese police would be of help. Another scam happening in temple area, you will be lied and make a wish, burn an incense which ends up with hundreds or thousands of money; but the trick also comes directly like being asked how much you want to donate. Legitimate temples in Chain ever charge followers in this way. Don't rush into or out of Shanghai metro trains in the last moment since the train doors will close before all passengers have boarded. Nightlife / Entertainment in Shanghai Shanghai has the most colorful nightlife & entertainment activities in China, with cinemas showing foreign and Chinese films, and theatres featuring opera, dance, drama, acrobatics and puppets. The famous shows include Huangpu River Cruise, Acrobatic Show, and Shanghai Circus World and so on. Xintiandi is a hot entertainment place for tourists to appreciate the history and modern life of Shanghai, also a popular venue for meeting local citizens and foreign visitors. The design of the house in Xintiandi area is attractive, known as the Shikumen style, looks unique; it consists of a wide range of international gallery, bars, cafes, boutiques as well as restaurants. Shanghai Festivals There are several interesting festival in Shanghai, like the Shanghai Tourism festival, comes in the second Saturday in September on Huaihuai Road, with kinds of funny activities held, such as the floats parade, a square concert, the display of international music fireworks, the German Beer Festival, the Rose Wedding, parachute-jumping performances (known as "ballet dances" in the air), exchanges between Chinese and foreign tea cultures, international tourism symposiums, and the showcase of the culture and art of A Dream of Red Mansions (a classical novel). In addition, Shanghai also promotes a series of tourism projects, such as being a Shanghai citizen for one day, looking for the roots in Shanghai, and taking a boat tour on the Huangpu River at night. Another festival takes place at the beautiful water town - Ancient Zhujiajiao Town Tourism Festival; also held in September with traditional performance with strong local flavor: dragon and lion dances, rattle stick dance, waist-drum dance, land-boat dance and ensemble of traditional stringed and woodwind instruments of south China, dragon boat races, martial art performance on boats, traditional speedy boats, music boats, floating lanterns on the river, and the opening ceremony of the folk customs tour...there are also kinds of local delicacies and snacks offered on that day. Another two wide-known festivals are Chongming Forest Tourism Festival & China Shanghai International Art Festival, with one held on Chongming Island from September to October and others held on Mid November to mid December.

started by: Thibour · last update: 1366991467 · posted: 1366359561

I really like food, specially good food and woud like to know what kind of food people like in Shanghai?  My fovorite food is Thai and Italian.  I am since 14 months in Shanghai and I really like the Sechuan food and dumplings in all kind of shapes and fillings.  Whats your favorite dish? 

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