Features

5 Best Countries to Offshore Bank

November 11th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Features

5 Best Countries to Offshore Bank

Offshore banking options can make good sense, especially for world travelers. Whether you’re looking for secure 1-year fixed rate bonds or simply a reliable and anonymous account in a stable country, you’ll be looking for the same thing: a bank with the most attractive combination of online convenience, features, and of course rates.

How to Survive a Thai Full Moon Party

June 26th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Features

How to Survive a Thai Full Moon Party

For many expats in Shanghai, Thailand holidays have a lot going for them. The country offers a lot in any month of the year – but there’s one time when everyone wants to go, and that’s full moon. Something you’ll always remember from your travels will be the Full Moon Party. The island of choice for party-goers is Koh Phangan – but it does pay to be prepared!

Eco-friendly Architecture in Shanghai

June 18th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Features, Shape of the City

Eco-friendly Architecture in Shanghai

Shanghai currently has 100 buildings listed under China’s Green Building Label, which awards up to three stars for constructions identified as low-carbon in their design or operation. Currently flying the flag for this architectural eco-boom, the sustainable skyscraper known as the Shanghai Tower has been long-awaited.

Shanghai’s Top 5 Hostels

June 17th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Features

Shanghai's Top 5 Hostels

Shanghai is a wonderful city, but it’s not always the easiest place to find cheap, fun accommodation. A great solution to this problem is to stay a hostel – but there are so many of those in the city that selecting the right one can be tricky.

The Early Bird’s Guide to Golden Week (October Holiday)

June 13th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Features

The Early Bird's Guide to Golden Week (October Holiday)

It’s never too soon to start planning a vacation for Golden Week, or October week holiday as it’s more commonly known. To guarantee a good deal, book early – and to increase the chances of grabbing a bargain, try using online price comparison sites such as http://www.icelolly.com, or local travel agencies like FlightCentre. Here are five […]

Shanghai on a Budget: How to Control your finances

June 8th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Features

Shanghai on a Budget: How to Control your finances

A big part of saving money is in knowing how to act like a local. In Shanghai, this means making the best use of its superb public transportation network.

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 […]

iPhone vs. Android: The Battle for the China Market

January 15th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Features

iPhone vs. Android: The Battle for the China Market

The citizens Chinese people have fallen in love with the iPhone. It didn’t seem like that at first, with the first two generations of the product selling rather poorly – it was just too expensive when compared with Hong Kong prices. That didn’t last long, though, with Chinese buyers rapidly becoming big fans of Apple, […]

     

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