Useful SH/China links

Shanghai Entertainment/Events/Living Guides

www.cityweekend.com.cn/shanghai

www.thatsmags.com/shanghai/

http://www.timeoutshanghai.com/index.html

http://www.smartshanghai.com/

http://www.echinacities.com/shanghai/city-guide/

http://www.cnngo.com/shanghai 

Shanghai News

www.shanghaiist.com

China News

www.haohaoreport.com

China Expat Blog Community

www.lostlaowai.com

www.chinaexpat.com

Shanghai Travel Guides

http://wikitravel.org/en/Shanghai

Shanghai Apartments/Real Estate

http://shanghai.anjia.com/  (chinese language skills required) (way to find cheaper rents as expat orientated sites are often more expensive)

Shanghai Biking

http://peoplesbike.com/pplsen/

Food Delivery

http://www.sherpa.com.cn/index.shtml

http://www.kkrabbit.com.cn/default.aspx

Study

http://www.nciku.com/  (dictionary)

http://www.mdbg.net/chindict/chindict.php   (dictionary)

http://chinesepod.com/   (subcription fee)

http://www.skritter.com/

Maps

www.maps.google.com

http://ditu.google.com/   (Chinese version)

http://map.baidu.com/    (chinese language skills required)

http://www.exploreshanghai.com/metro/    (subway map with photos and places of interest near each station , fun to armchair explore with)

Shopping

http://www.taobao.com/  (chinese language skills required)

Travel Services

http://www.ctrip.com/     (flights and hotels)

http://www.huoche.com.cn/    (train schedules) (chinese language skills required)

http://www.qunar.com/  (flights, hotels, tours etc) (chinese language skills required)

Chinese Social Media

http://www.renren.com/ (chinese version of facebook)

http://www.imqq.com/ (chinese instant messenger , everyone in China has an account , very good way to practice Chinese)

http://weibo.com/  ( chinese microblogging/ twitter-like site)

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