Archive for May, 2013

Everything you need to know about DJ Spenny

May 30th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Features, Scene

Everything you need to know about DJ Spenny

In the Shanghai music scene, it takes a lot to stand out. One man, though, is known everywhere for his work at M1NT, and that’s DJ Spenny. Even if you recognize his name, though, you may not know much about the person behind it. Here’s a handy fact file: 1. He was born in England […]

5 Places to Build a Fixie Bike in Shanghai

May 30th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Features, Scene

5 Places to Build a Fixie Bike in Shanghai

Fixed gear bikes are perfect for cycling in the Shanghai area, thanks to their lightness and toughness. Here are five great places to have one built: 1. Airwalk You may have heard of this shop under another name, as it was once known as Peeping Bomb. It’s now been rebranded to reflect the fact that […]

Four wheels good, Two wheels bad

May 12th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Scene

Four wheels good, Two wheels bad

Since arriving in China in the late 1980s the country’s skate scene has been growing gradually. With the rapidly growing skate-savvy youth of the city and increasing skate-tourism, Shanghai looks poised to become one of the top skating cities in the world.

Shanghai’s Giant Inflatable Pig

May 5th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog

Shanghai's Giant Inflatable Pig

There’s been a lot of press recently about the 100m tall inflatable duck currently residing in Hong Kong’s harbour. Not to be outdone by its Southern neighbour, Shanghai has now got its own giant inflatable, at least a Photoshopped one. The giant pink pig sitting off  Huangpu river is a reference to the thousands of […]

Carrie Qian @ Red Town Club Hero

May 5th, 2013  |  by  |  published in T@lk

Carrie Qian @ Red Town Club Hero

Carrie Qian talks to us about life as an estate agent in the city with the property market booming. The demanding clients and gruelling work schedule is enough to drive anyone to violence so we meet her in the boxing ring at Red Town Club Hero to discuss how she winds down after work.

     

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