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ShanGuide is here to help newcomers to Shanghai adapt quickly and blend in their new city. When arriving in an unknown city, we all have the same needs and questions. Shanghai is a big city with a strong history and culture but we feel that with a little help, it is not so difficult to become comfortable.

On the top of the main topics, we realized that questions asked by expats are often the same, regardless of how long they have lived here. Under the Q&A section of the website, we provide quick and useful answers to the most frequently asked questions.

This website is constantly growing as more questions are asked. Do not hesitate and ask us what you want to know. In the meantime, happy browsing and here are our most recents posts…

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Bicycle Sharing Service (Mobike, Hellobike, …)

Bicycle Sharing Service (Mobike, Hellobike, …)

You are looking for an eco friendly way to travel? Or maybe want the fastest short distance commuting system? Or did the train leave you ...

English Speaking Doctors & Health Centers

English Speaking Doctors & Health Centers

Many of us wonder where to go when we need to see a doctor, a dentist or other health professionals that can speak English. As ...

FIELDS – Online Grocery Store [closed]

FIELDS – Online Grocery Store [closed]

Fields was a great (online) place to buy your groceries but unfortunately has closed in April 2019. The alternatives for healthy online food deliveries are ...

Uber – Car Hailing App

Uber – Car Hailing App

Uber works in Shanghai but is not as popular as Didi and certainly far from being used as widely as it is in other countries. ...

10 most useful (free) apps if you live in Shanghai

10 most useful (free) apps if you live in Shanghai

Living in Shanghai usually means a high level of dependency on your mobile device. Shanghainese do a lot of things with their phone (from paying ...

Taxi

Taxi

Unlike many other big cities around the world, Shanghai does not have many taxis and it can be quite difficult to hail one. Car hailing ...

Didi Chuxing – Car Hailing Service

Didi Chuxing – Car Hailing Service

Didi Chuxing (滴滴出行) – always referred to as Didi (滴滴) – is a great app and if you are a user of Uber, you will ...

Carrefour – Online Grocery Shopping and more

Carrefour – Online Grocery Shopping and more

Carrefour is a major French supermarket brand that has several locations in Shanghai as well as an online shopping platform. Carrefour provides local and imported ...

JD.com – eCommerce Platform

JD.com – eCommerce Platform

JD.com (京东商城 ) is THE big competitor of Tmall. The platform has everything you want and is specialized in high tech and AI products. It ...

Alipay – Mobile & Online Payment

Alipay – Mobile & Online Payment

Alipay is a little revolution in the world of online payment and virtual wallet. Developed by the internet giant Alibaba, it not only allows you ...

Taobao & Tmall – eCommerce Platforms

Taobao & Tmall – eCommerce Platforms

Taobao and Tmall are the two main Chinese eCommerce platforms from the giant Alibaba. They are basically the equivalent of respectively eBay and Amazon in ...

Broadband internet in Shanghai

Broadband internet in Shanghai

Let’s be honest, internet speed is not the most impressive thing in Shanghai. Between the great firewall of China preventing you from accessing your usual ...

Air Pollution – AQI, PM2.5, etc.

Air Pollution – AQI, PM2.5, etc.

If you talk to people who have been living in Shanghai for a few years, they will all tell you the same thing: the air ...

Where to open a bank account or get a credit card?

Where to open a bank account or get a credit card?

One of the very first things that you need to do when you arrive in Shanghai is usually to open a bank account. You might ...

First 4 things to do when you relocate to Shanghai

First 4 things to do when you relocate to Shanghai

You are relocating to Shanghai and you have just arrived?  Congratulations and welcome! Here are the 4 things that you want to know when you ...