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Kate Noble

Makeup Artist

Kate Noble is an Australian makeup artist who started her own styling company in 2006 and now works together with her team of makeup artists, hair stylists, body painters and wardrobe stylists from all over the world.

Kate is experienced in TVC, music videos, advertising, fashion catalogues, magazine editorials, fashion shows and other events.

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Nils Weisensee

Journalist & Entrepreneur

Nils Weisensee is a journalist and entrepreneur with a huge love for great coffee. To satisfy his cravings, he started Café del Volcán together with his wife and a partner whose family owns a renowned coffee plantation in Guatemala. Within a few months, his caffeine boutique became one of the most well-known specialty cafes in Shanghai.

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Marco Bettio

Wine and Restaurant Industry Expert

In 2010, Italian Marco Bettio joined MVPShanghai, a foreign event organization and PR agency, to help provide his unique insight into the wine and restaurant industries. He currently resides in Shanghai.

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Cristina Drafta

Photographer

I am an addicted photographer, and a traveler passionate about the world. I write for Argophilia and other travel sites, and I like to use Stay.com to plan my trips. Hopefully, you can use my guides to plan yours too.

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Baiba Ladiga

Fashion stylist, designer & illustrator

Baiba Ladiga is Latvian freelance fashion stylist, designer and illustrator.

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Olga Nemchikova

Health Coach & Personal Trainer

Originally from St.Petersburg, I’ve been living in Shanghai for more than 4 years now. Being trained as a Health Coach and Personal Trainer, I pay a lot of attention to the quality of the food and the way it’s cooked. I’m always happy to share my top healthy spots list with my Clients and I’m excited you have now an access to it too! Healthy food can be delicious!

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Mattia Visconti

Nightlife Promoter and Entrepreneur

Mattia Visconti has worked between Milan, Ibiza, and Shanghai partner clubs and was recently nominated as the best promoter in Shanghai. He is a partner of Goodfellas (Shanghai), Stazione (Shanghai), Aplaya (Boracay) and MVP, which throws the best parties in all of Shanghai!

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Island6 Shanghai

Art Collective

Liu Dao 六岛 (or Liù dǎo, a Pinyin phrase meaning “island number 6”) is a Shanghai-based art collective of tech-geeks and creative talents driven by innovation and interaction. The collective produces cutting edge art that constantly contemplates the future of Asia, engages sights and scenes from old and new China and elevates the skills of new talents by working from a communal forum.

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Riccardo Messina

Executive Chef

Chef Riccardo Messina was born in the south of Italy on Sicily. After extensive work in 5-star hotel restaurants worldwide, he moved to Shanghai to take over one of the oldest brands of Italian restaurants in the city. Shortly after, he met his two current business partners and opened up Acqua and Farina Ristorante Italiano, now one of Shanghai’s most talked-about Italian eateries.

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A Budget Break in Shanghai

A Budget Break in Shanghai

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  1. Shanghai Tea +Add

    Yuyuan Bazaar

    Chinese souvenirs
  2. Dongtai Lu Antiques Market +Add

    Dongtai Lu Antique Market

    A faux antique market
  3. Qibao Old Town, Shanghai, China +Add

    Qibao Old Street

    An ancient street in an ancient town
  4. Zhujiajiao canal +Add

    Zhujiajiao

    Zhu Family Settlement is the Venice of China
    Locals' Pick
  5. The Bund, Shanghai +Add

    Bund (Zhongshan Road)

    On the west side of the Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
  6. Street Food! +Add

    Wujiang Lu Meishi Jie

    Meishi Jie means food street
  7. The Huxinting Tea House, Shanghai, China +Add

    Huxinting Teahouse (Huxinting Chashi)

    The oldest teahouse in Shanghai
  8. Shanghai - 047 +Add

    Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)

    A famous and popular shopping boulevard
  9. Ma, Duolun Lu +Add

    Duolun Lu Art Street

    A taste of everything here!
  10. The Riverside Promenade. +Add

    Riverside Promenade

    Also known as Binjiang Da Dao
  11. 2014.11.15.192108 Three on The Bund Bund Center night Shanghai +Add

    The Bund

    Landmark waterfront
  12. Wagas salmon salad +Add

    Wagas

    Fresh and healthy fare
  13. +Add

    Baolong HomeLike Hotel Hong Qiao Branch Shanghai

    Property Location With a stay at Baolong HomeLike Hotel Hong Qiao ...
  14. Grand Rios Water Park +Add

    Dino Beach

    Shanghai's summertime water park
    Locals' Pick
  15. 2014.11.17.095245 Old Houses Anyuan Road Shanghai +Add

    Shanghai Old Street

    Something for everyone!
    Famous
  16. Walking... +Add

    People's Square (Renmin Guang Chang)

    Shanghai's "Central Park"
    Famous
  17. docklands-3968 +Add

    Shanghai Grand Theater Gallery

    Modern and avant-garde art
    Famous
  18. Nanjing  Road +Add

    Nanjing Dong Lu Pedestrian Street

    A world-class shopping experience
    Famous

Shanghai, a budget friendly destination

For Shanghai visitors, there's lots of fun and interesting things to explore. This city has no equal for cultural and entertainment diversity, let along sheer size. Gazing across the city from the Oriental Pearl Tower, you can get a sense of this. Shopping streets, monasteries, temples, high rise offices, the point is, Shanghai has some of everything, and for every budget.