Archive for December, 2012

5 Affordable Shanghai Fitness Centres to Help Keep that New Year’s Resolution

December 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Features

5 Affordable Shanghai Fitness Centres to Help Keep that New Year's Resolution

There are plenty of gyms in Shanghai ready and waiting to get you fit this New Year. Make this year’s resolution to get rid of those extra pounds you built up over the holidays and get started with some effective workout programs. To do that, take advantage of the great gyms and trainers that Shanghai can boast. Instead of the mega-gyms in the city, try out some local authority sports centers – some of which will even let you use their facilities for free. Here are five of the best, chosen by Celine Wu and Anna Leach.

Cheap ways to visit Australia

December 21st, 2012  |  by  |  published in Features

Cheap ways to visit Australia

Australia is an amazing country to travel. The sun is always shining, the weather is amazing, and there is always something to do – not to mention, the people are a delight in themselves. However, even though you’re heading Down Under, it doesn’t mean the prices are heading down with you. Boasting one of the world’s most expensive cities to live in (Sydney), a trip to Australia can take a bit bite out of your wallet if you’re not careful.

Everything you need to know about Mahjong

December 13th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Features

Everything you need to know about Mahjong

What is mahjong? Mahjong is a Chinese tile game, which is usually played by four people. The object of the game is to complete a certain hand, by drawing and discarding tiles in turn. There is also a one-player variant involving tile matching, but this is not closely related to the original version of mahjong. […]

Money Exchange in Minutes

December 12th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Features

Money Exchange in Minutes

British expats, in Shanghai and elsewhere, could be wasting a huge amount of money when they transfer it overseas. A recent report published by Lloyds TSB International says that the total sum lost each year can run into hundreds of pounds. Every time an expat makes use of an international money transfer, it can waste them up to £15. The reason? People often don’t take the time to shop around for money exchange providers who are willing to provide services without charging a fee for the privilege.

Summer 2013 Major Sporting Events

December 2nd, 2012  |  by  |  published in Features

Summer 2013 Major Sporting Events

The London 2012 Olympics may be nothing now but a fond, if distant memory, so if you are missing all of the sporting action of the summer you will be looking forward to the events coming in 2013. There are a number of major events planned in a multitude of different sports, covering everything from […]

     

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