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| Funny Pics |
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Adopt a Pet |
week we highlight a pet that you can help adopt or foster
is Shanghai's privately run animal protection association,
founded and supported by the expatriate community and dedicated
to saving the lives of homeless companion animals. SCAA
helps facilitate adoption of abandoned animals, educate
about pet care, and support animal shelter projects. For
more information please visit scaashanghai.org
| Dining Out |
Flavors of Portugal
Journeying through Shanghai from 15 through 24 May and accompanied by guest chef Gil Alexandre from the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip, this culinary epic will showcase the best of Portuguese cuisine. What's more, dine with us and you just might find yourself and a partner traveling to Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip for a 2-night stay that includes airfare for 2, or win a trip to Lisbon, Portugal where you will spend 3 nights at the Four Seasons Hotel inclusive of return transfer. Join us for lunch or dinner at Cafe Studio, at RMB238+ and RMB278+ per person. To reserve a seat or for inquiries, please call (8621) 6256 8888.
Great Buffet Deals at Grand Mercure Hongqiao Shanghai
Are you looking for a tasty biz lunch? From Monday to Saturday, RMB88* per person, this buffet lunch features various delicacies from traditional Chinese dishes and snacks to western-style cuisines and desserts. For weekends, would you like to delight yourself with an exclusive dining? Sunday Brunch, RMB188* per person, offers a fine selection of sumptuous seafood feast, Smoked Salmon, Sea Crabs, King Shrimp and Scallop with free flow of soft drinks. *Prices above are subject to 15% surcharge. For more information or bookings, please call Florent at (8621) 5153 3300 ext. 3708. Email: email@example.com
Call the Fire Brigade!
Available each evening from 17th April 2009, Radisson Hotel Pudong Century Park introduces its Sizzling Poolside Barbecue. Each barbecue platter features Thai Style Char Grilled Chicken, Blackened Pork Ribs, Continental Sausage and Minute Sirloin Steak with Marinated Vegetable Kebab and Jacket Fries. Served with a selection of Mediterranean style breads for just RMB 88* per platter per person. Level 1 Pool Terrace Dinner 18:00 - 21:30 For reservations, please call: (8621) 5130 000 ext 4009 * Price is subject to 15% surcharge.
| Hotel Deals |
"Meetings Made Easy" Package from RMB468
Crowne Plaza Park View Wuzhou Beijing offers 477 well-designed
guest rooms including 39 suites, featuring the very best
facilities and plenty of room to relax. Choose from our
flexible and innovative packages or choose from our extensive
a la carte menu. Our wide range of facilities, ranging from
well-equipped meeting rooms to function rooms and the Crowne
Ballroom, enables us to customize our service to ensure
that your function is a complete triumph. Simply call our
Sales team now and we'll take care of the rest. Simply quote
"Meetings Made Easy" Package when contacting our
Crowne Meetings Team. Tel: (8610) 8498 2288; Fax: (8610)
8499 2933; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.crowneplaza.com/meeting
Triple B Package
Superior - RMB888+15% per room per night, inclusive of 1
daily breakfast; Deluxe - RMB988+15% per room per night,
inclusive of 1 daily breakfast; Executive Club - RMB1188+15%
pe room per night, with Full Club benefits; 2nd person breakfast
supplement will be additional of RMB100 for all the above
rooms category. Validity - with immediate to August 31,
2009. Contact Line: (8610) 8587 6888 - 5888.
Deluxe Promotion at Hotel Kunlun
This May, receive a RMB 200 voucher, as well as complimentary Afternoon Tea Buffet for two, when you reserve a Premier Deluxe Room! Hotel Kunlun's spacious Premier Deluxe Rooms measure 44 square meters in size, and boast contemporary restrooms that include separate bath and shower facilities, as well as LCD television screens. Carefully selected furnishings and amenities complete these sleek yet comfortable rooms. Promotion Period: 1 to 31 May 2009. Vouchers valid from 1 May to 31 December 2009. To reserve a room, kindly contact: (8610) 6590 3473 or mailto: email@example.com. Hotel Kunlun reserves the right to amend all terms & conditions without prior notice.
Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center Meeting Package
March 1 - December 31, 2009. Full Day Package: Rmb 668.00
net per person: A meetings concierge executive dedicated
throughout your event | Welcome coffee and tea | Morning
and afternoon coffee breaks with freshly brewed coffee,
fine tea and assorted home-made cookies | Two bottles of
local mineral water per person during your meeting | Your
choice of: International lunch buffet; 3-course western
set menu; Chinese set menu; Local mineral water and soft
drinks included | Main meeting room according to your number
of delegates | Stationery and mints | One flip-chart or
white board | 20 table name cards | Registration desk |
One flower arrangement for the meeting room or registration
desk. For reservations please contact: Tel: (8610) 6465
3388 ext. 4126; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Weekday Promotion of Resort Cluster at OCT East Shenzhen
1 night accommodation at Interlaken OCT Hotel starts from RMB1788 net, including Tea Stream Valley, Tea Show & SPA admissions and breakfast | 1 night accommodation at The Mahayana OCT Boutique Hotel starts from RMB1588 net, including Tea Stream Valley and breakfast | 1 night accommodation at Parkview O•City Hotel starts from RMB988 net, including Tea Stream Valley, SPA admissions and breakfast | 1 night accommodation at Aqua OCT Boutique Hotel starts from RMB1388 net, including Knight Valley admission and breakfast | Only valid on weekdays (from Sunday to Thursday), valid thru June 30th | Package is subject to room availability and advanced reservation is required | Hotel reserves the right of final interpretation. OCT East, Dameisha, Yantian District, Shenzhen. Tel: (86 755) 8888 3333; Fax: (86 755) 8888 3331. email@example.com; www.interlakenocthotel.com
Summer Getaway - Family Package @ Sanya Marriott Resort & Spa
Come to Sanya Marriott Resort & Spa and enjoy a perfect beach holiday with your family, friends and your loved one. Family Package starts from 3,888 RMB / 3 nights includes *Round trip airport transfers. *Luxurious accommodation. *Daily breakfast for two. *Free breakfast for kids below 12 years old. *Dining credit to the value of RMB 500. *One kid's cup for free flow drink in any of our resort outlets. *Activities for kids & adults * Free use of DVD player and a wide selection of DVDs and more... Valid until October 31, 2009, terms and conditions apply. Book now: 0898 - 8856 1133 and 400 888 5551 (China) or book online: sanyamarriottresort.com
25 Years of Defining Global Living at Somerset ZhongGuanCun,
Located in the heart of Beijing's prime high technology
zone, also known as China's Silicon Valley, close to the
Beijing Olympic Village, the Tsinghua, Renmin and Peking
universities, Haidian Theatre and Medical Centre. The balanced
and enriching lifestyle provided by the residence is ideal
for executives and their families. Join us in our 25th Anniversary
celebrations with special rates and promotions starting
1 April 2009! Enjoy 25% off Best Available Rates; Enjoy
1 FREE night for every month's stay; Refer a guest and be
rewarded with free nights；Enjoy Grand Lucky Draw - 25 Years
with Ascott. For details check at http://www.somerset.com/en/china/beijing/somerset_zhongguancun.html;
China Toll Free Number: 400 820 1028; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Heat is on. Reward Yourself.
The heat is on. Reward yourself from RMB 1700 per person per night. Embrace relaxation, invigoration and renewal. Package includes complimentary upgrade to a renewal room, full buffet breakfast on us, 60 min Chinese massage, and one relaxing Bathologist treatment. A holistic summer package to renew your mind, body and soul at The Westin Beijing Financial Street. This exclusive offer is valid until 30 September 2009 subject to 15% service charge. Terms and conditions apply. To make a reservation please call (8610) 6606 8866 or email email@example.com
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| Travel Information |
Flights from Beijing/Shanghai to Istanbul
Daily operations to more than 132 major European cities
and Middle East countries, also regular flights to North
Africa, Central Asia, North America and Far East major
cities. For more information, please visit www.thy.com
or call us TK Beijing:(8610) 6465 1867, TK Shanghai:(8621)
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Come Visit Xi'an, China!
Xi'an is the capital of Shaanxi Province, located in the southern portion of the Guanzhong Plain. It is the largest city in northwest China. As the capital city of eleven different dynasties, Xi'an has many relics and excavations, such as the Terracotta Warriors, the restored city wall, the Big Goose Pagoda, and the Banpo Neolithic Village...etc. For more information, please call: (8621) 6251 5777
Make Guilin Your Next Vacation Highlight
Guilin is one of China's most attractive scenic spot, it's famous for its beautiful scenery, rivers and karst peaks covered in lush greenery. It has many well-known spots which have attracted travelers for centuries. Besides, Guilin is also the most popular location for back-packers in China. Visitors come to explore the hills and caves that can be found between Guilin and the famous village of Yangshuo. For more information, please call: (8621) 6305 1662
Health & Fitness |
& Soul Yoga
Body & Soul Yoga is one of the best international Yoga
clubs in Shanghai downtown. 3 minutes to Plaza 66, 5 minutes
to Portman by walking. 8 classrooms including hot yoga room,
located in nearly 100 years old house(Laoyangfang), 3.6 meters
high classrooms surrounded by green, nearly 1000 square meters.
All international experienced yoga teachers, English speaking
class only, Body & Soul Yoga offers Hatha, Ashtanga, Iyanga,
hot yoga, Power Yoga, Flow, etc. 9 classes from 7:30am till
9:20pm Monday till Sunday. Join now, you can enjoy special
price! This is also a nice place to make friends. (8621) 3218
Min's Yoga Membership Special
Located on Changshou Road, which is just opposite to New Asia Plaza, Min's Yoga is offering you a peaceful environment to enjoy your personal Yoga training. We have various yoga courses for all those yoga fans, including Yin yoga, Flow, Hatha, Hot yoga, and so on. Now we are offering a special on yearly membership: Applying before May 31st and you'll get a special price as 2280 RMB for your whole year yoga courses. For enquiries or reservations, please call: (86) 135 6495 2006
NADI SPA is a Balinese-style hydrotherapy center equipped with a spacious outdoor garden and a swimming pool. Combined with the quintessence of traditional Chinese medicine, NADI SPA has developed its unique healthcare methods to create a wonderful urban spa experience to all the clients. For enquiries or reservations, please call: (8621) 6439 3408
| Relocations |
Kaida Auto Relocation
With ISO confirmation, you can trust for our high quality services. The services include not only moving, but also packing and cleaning, and free boxes will be offered. You can choose the trucks for your need. We can help you move your vehicle too! TEL (8621) 5638 8918
Shanghai Pingan Moving Service
As one of the earliest moving service company, Pingan Moving Service already has 9-year history. We offer service for high-class furniture, such as piano, air-conditioner, and so on. Our team will help customers to pack and remove the furniture which should be taken more carefully. TEL (86) 800 820 5393
| Services |
Accountants... LehmanBrown... providing an alternative
Professional Services: Audit, Taxation, Company
Secretarial, Legal Financial Accounting: CFO Function, Bookkeeping,
Accounting & financial advise, Office Administration
Management Accounting: Budgeting & Forecasting, Cash
flow Management, Market Growth Strategies, Learning Centre
Systems Solutions: Systems Implementation, Internal Process
review, Information Management Business Management: Merger
& Acquisition integration, Market Entry Strategy, Business
Due Diligence, Mergers & Acquisitions & Divestitures
Contact: Beijing Tel: +86 10 85321720, Fax: +86 10 65323270
Shanghai Tel: +86 21 62881635, Fax: +86 21 62881636 Hong
Kong Tel: +852 25375425, Fax: +852 25375649 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Rising Shanghai Car Rental
Rising Shanghai Car Rental Co., Ltd provides highly qualified services, including business travel vehicles, limousine, urban and surburb chartering, long distance round way, airport pick-up and drop-off, company regular bus, conference and tour vehicles. In addition, we could also provide professional drivers with good English as you required. We have already approved by Shanghai Ministry of Communications, we are the car rental company you can trust. TEL (8621) 5447 8361
CarInShanghai Vehicle Services
Carinshanghai.com has already been set up in Shanghai for 4 years. We provide advice, information and support to people who need help in Shanghai. We offer a wide range of vehicle services such as car rental, new car purchase, second hand car purchase, second hand car vend. Our service is unique and highly professional. We are willing to take risks and work for all of our clients to make them understand real services do exist here in Shanghai. TEL (8621) 5187 2320
| Biz Exhibitions
& Art Exhibitions |
Asia NONWOVENS Exhibition
May 20-22, Shanghai Mart TEL (8621) 6236 6888
Confectionery And Baking Industry Expo,
May 28-30, Shanghai Mart TEL (8621) 6236 6888
The 7th China (Shanghai) International Furniture
May 19-21, Shanghai New International EXPO Centre TEL (8621)
China Building & Construction Trade
May 25-28, Shanghai New International EXPO Centre TEL (8621)
"Contemporary Ink Painting" -
Shanghai New Ink Painting Art Exhibition
May 12-June 10, Zhu Qizhan Art Museum TEL (8621) 5671 0741
Osage Gallery is pleased to present "Some Rooms",
the second in an annual series of exhibitions that explore
collaboration and curatorial process.
March 7-May 24, Osage Gallery TEL (8621) 5671 3605
Tang Yaozhong's Oil Painting Exhibition
Tang Yaozhong's paintings are plain and simple, but shine
with vitality and power inside out.
May 16-May 23, Shang Art Gallery TEL (8621) 6381 5758
Lu Jun and Sun Ji Two Solo Exhibitions
m97 Gallery presents two separate solo exhibitions of works
by photography artists Lu Jun and Sun Ji.
April 18-June 5, m97 Gallery TEL (8621) 6266 1597
To Review is to Learn Something New - Xue
Song Solo Exhibition
The exhibition features compelling new works (2007-2009)
created in Xue Song's signature style, the carefully assembled
May 17-June 16, ShanghART at 796 Huaihailu TEL (8621) 3395
| Theater &
Tickets selling for 120rmb
May 18-23, Shanghai Grand Theatre - Studio Theatre TEL (8621)
By Shanghai Ballet
Tickets selling for 100-480rmb.
May 19, Majestic Theatre TEL (8621) 6217 4409
Ghost (Season 2)"
Tickets selling for 120-200rmb.
May 19-24, 26-31, Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre - Drama
Salon TEL (8621) 6473 4567
"Han Feizi" By Shanghai Yueju Opera Troupe
Tickets selling for 80-380rmb.
May 20, Yi Fu Theatre TEL (8621) 6322 5075
from Heaven By Scottish Ballet
Tickets selling for 120-880rmb.
May 22 and May 23, Shanghai Grand Theatre - Lyric Theatre
TEL (8621) 6386 8686
- Music Works of Joe Hisaishi / Hayao Miyazaki's Animation
Tickets selling for 120-580rmb.
May 22, Majestic Theatre TEL (8621) 6217 4409
Love with My Former Wife"
Tickets selling for 100-250rmb.
May 8-31, Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre - Arts Theatre TEL
(8621) 6473 4567
| Weekly Calendar |
May 18, 2009
Monday Night Acoustic
Here's a place for you to show your talent! No matter you
are a singer or a songwriter, we offer you a venue to perform
your music. Don't let us down! Beers from RMB25 and cocktails
from RMB30. No cover.
Beedees TEL (8621) 6327 3160
F&B Industry Night
Longitude's brand new industry night - Billboard is ready
to rock the stage. Drinks are buy 1 get 1 free for all night
and also we offer free flow Tiger Draft Beer & Diamond
Ice Vodka from midnight until 1:00am. Oh, forget telling
you, all the great Billboard tunes come from DJ Lito.
Longitude TEL (8621) 6431 7751
I guess no one like Mondays, so we are offering all drinks
at half price in order to put the smile back on your face.
That means pints of beer for only RMB20! Hope you like this
1oz3 Yueyang Lu TEL (8621) 6433 2917
May 19, 2009
Tuesday Afterwork Party
Vue Bar hosts "Afterwork Party" with special cocktails
every Tuesday. Fruit caiprinihas with Rum or Vodka for RMB40.
DJ Paul London on the decks. Starts at 5:00pm.
Vue Bar TEL (8621) 6393 1234
Come and dance your new step out as salsa DJ Mr. Elliott
spin the sexy Latin beats all night long. Enjoy the show
from local salsa swingers as you sit in the couch while
sipping our buy one get one free beer. Charge required.
TangoBang TEL (8621) 5877 1881
Every Tuesday night is Ladies Night with free sparkling
wine and selected mix cocktails for all you sexy ladies
all night long. So come by and relax, play or dance the
night away while sipping your favorite drinks for free!
Starts 9:00pm. No cover.
The Bulldog TEL (8621) 6445 9464
May 20, 2009
MxPx is a better-known Christian pop punk band in the USA.
They have already released 8 studio albums and this time
they are coming to rock the stage in Shanghai. They have
Mike Herrera on bass, vocals Tom Wisniewski on guitar, and
Yuri Ruley on drums. Tickets are RMB220 pre-sale and RMB280
at the door.
Zhijiang Dream Factory TEL (8621) 6255 4062
Hip Hop Night
The best music in town, the longest bar in Asia. The Wall
hosts hip hop night every Wednesday featuring DJ Matthew.
Free flow from 9:00pm to 2:00am. RMB50 for entry.
The Wall TEL (8621) 5037 0300
Yellow is LOgO's new Wednesday party. DJ Ben Huang will
spin different kinds of music like electro-downbeat, funky
minimal and groove. Free drink and heap drinks.
LOgO TEL (8621) 6281 5646
May 21, 2009
A Nu Kind Of Blue
After a few months of preparation, we are very proud to
announce that Nu Kind Of Blue will now be working in conjunction
with JZ School and its students and teachers. The evening
with begin with a jam session between students from JZ and
Nu Kind Of Blue DJs Alan Shanyinde and Jay.Soul.
The Shelter TEL (8621) 6437 0400
Club Sky hosts "Vanity" RnB and hip hop party
with international DJs. RMB60 for ladies, RMB100 for guys.
Starts at 10:00pm.
Club Sky TEL (8621) 6255 5626
Welcome to MiNT's Martini Tasting night. Each week a new
martini joins the cocktail menu. DJ Teng Boon and Mick Martinez
try their best to give us hot music.
MiNT TEL (8621) 6391 2811
May 22, 2009
DJ Devious D
For the first time ever, DJ Davious D brings his funk/soul
set to Mural for your listening pleasure. Hailing from America,
he's a versatile musician who has performed in various clubs
and parties in his native country as well as China. He also
plays keyboard in the Shanghai-based band Pharaoh. RMB100
with open bar from 10:00pm to 2:00am.
Mural TEL (8621) 6433 5023
Stunning garden views, live DJ, innovative cocktails, you
are invited to our Cuban inspired BBQ! Friday and Saturday
Night (6pm-10pm): RMB198 net per person, including soft
drinks and beer. Sunday to Thursday Night: RMB158 net per
person, including soft drinks and beer. For groups of 10
or more people, 2 bottles of wind are served. Live DJ available
on Friday & Saturday night and Sunday lunch.
Sheraton Shanghai Hotel & Residences, Pudong TEL (8621)
Damoiseau Rum, Orchard CRC Restaurant and ILS team up to
bring you a kickass Hawaiian Luau complete with cheap Damoiseau
Rum cocktails to bring the islands to the big city! 25RMB
Damoiseau and a RMB70 Luau to stuff your face!
I Love Shanghai TEL (8621) 6355 8058
May 23, 2009
Antidote Festival After-Party
RMB30 for entry. Music: Mad Eclectic, Mad Electronic. Dress:
Just plain mad. Live set: Zig Zag. DJs: Mundros, Trix, B6,
Drunk Monk, Ozone, Shreddi.
The Shelter TEL (8621) 6437 0400
Salute to Funk!
Carlton J.Smith and his band will bring their celebration
of funk music to JZs on May 23rd. Come to the show and dance
and sing all night long as Carlton Traces the history of
funk music all the way to hip hop. They will perform all
of the classic songs that everyone knows and loves. Carlton
will also tell stories about the artists and their legendary
JZ Club TEL (8621) 6431 0269
Welcome to enjoy house music by DJ King. RMB100 for all-you-can-drink.
Starts at 9:00pm.
De la Coast TEL (8621) 6330 2615
May 24, 2009
Open Mic Night
Be ready to take over the stage! The Blues Room is going
to host an open mic night along with blues, jazz, folk,
and rock music. RMB20 will get you draft beer. Enjoy the
The Blues Room TEL (8621) 6289 2978
Welcome to Big Bamboo, you will get much more fun! There
are live shows, special drinks, and funny people.
Big Bamboo TEL (8621) 6256 2265
Got no plans for Sunday? Come to TangoBang as we offer a
free Argentina Tango class to all you fans. The best Argentina
Tango couple in town will give you the lesson bilingually.
TangoBang TEL (8621) 5877 1881
| Upcoming Events |
Symphony Orchestra Shanghai Concert
Tickets selling for 100-1600rmb.
June 16, Shanghai Oriental Art Center - Concert Hall TEL (8621)
Wu Bai & China Blue SpaceBomb
2009 Shanghai Concert
Tickets selling for 180-1080rmb.
June 20, Shanghai Grand Stage (Shanghai Gymnasium) TEL (8621)
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to get started with CharityInChina.org!
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