Whether you are brand new to Shanghai or have been here for a couple of years, there are always new companies and services that you aren’t aware of. I myself have been here for two years and I’m constantly finding hidden gems that make life a little easier. And that’s what our cover story is all about – those Shanghai essentials that everyone should take advantage of. We will give you the low down about the top food, health, technology and home services that the city has to offer, and I guarantee everyone will find something new to try.
In Lifestyle & Wellbeing, we take a look at natural cleaning products and the companies that service Shanghai (page 12). These products will help get your house clean while being environmentally conscious and safe for your little ones. Also check out our fashion feature with the hottest backpacks and lunchboxes for your kids to take to school this season.
In Learning, we breakdown the newest technologies that will be changing the tide of education as we know it (page 27). We also tackle new school anxieties and how to help your kid feel more comfortable starting at a new school (page 28).
In Food & Fun (page 34), we break down the most child-friendly Chinese restaurants so your kids can get a taste for the local cuisine. We also give you a cheat sheet on our favorite Chinese dishes. So tear it out and take it with you on your next trip to your local fanguan to make ordering a breeze.
In Entertainment (page 42), we tell you about the best upcoming shows and exhibits for kids, including the intriguing Tim Burton exhibit and playful Water Heavens.
Whether you are fresh off the boat or a seasoned Shanghai dweller, make sure to take full advantage of what this great city has to offer. Enjoy the tips!
Until next time,
Alyssa Marie Wieting, Editor-in-Chief